I'll admit it: I haven't been doing much traditional scrapbooking of late. Blame it on my Project Life obsession.
Not that I have any problems with being obsessed, but as I was working on my Week 8 stuff, I came across a picture that sparked an idea for a simple page about my girl.
With the stress of last week behind us, I wanted to make a simple, straightfoward page for her album. And I suppose not a lot needs to be said other than here's the layout I made.
I can't remember the last time I used paper flowers and mini brads. I feel so old school right now.
Clean and simple. Reminds me of everything I love about this hobby.
TECHNICAL NOTES: I also went "old school" and designed this page using InDesign CS 5.5. I designed the concept on screen, then broke apart the components (photos, titles etc) and printed them out separately. The thing I love about using a page layout program like InDesign is the freedom to quickly come up with exactly what I want to create. It's funny, but I'm so much slower in Photoshop, even though I design all of my Designer Digital templates in that program. InDesign will always be my go-to program for straight up hybrid scrapbooking from scratch.
DESIGN NOTES: I always look for ways to create unity on my page; elements to tie it all together. Here, I repeated the striped patterned paper, as well as repeating a single rounded corner on opposing corners. I also repeated the same font for the title, the journaling and the small word strip, as well as the color of the type, which I sampled from Aidan's shirt using the Eyedropper Tool. Further, I repeated some of the same flowers that you see in the headband she is wearing (something she made last week.)
Also notice the common margin widths on the top and sides. White space is always a critical component of any design I make. It is quiet and it allows everything else to breathe and live within the space. Ahhhh.
SUPPLIES: (Note: the mini brads are so old I don't have links; same with the flowers.)