STORY OF THE PAGE: I’m a sucker for a good list, and last week I designed a digital template to celebrate my favorite 12 photos from 2016. I approached it very methodically: I looked at each month from my Scrapbook Your Year project, and picked my favorite shot from that month. I added one descriptive line for journaling. I repeated this 11 more times. I did not seek familial equity. I picked my favorite shot from each month period. It was kind of fun to do.
DESIGN STUFF: This two page design is fairly symmetrical if you consider both the photo collage and the journal block as visual equals. Remember, symmetry seeks balance on each side from left to right, or top to bottom, or both. One simple epoxy heart repeats twice (and yes, I labored over whether or not it was even needed.) The equal margin space also repeats and reflects from left to right. So simple. So exactly how I want to save my stories.
TECHNICAL SHIT: This is purely hybrid. Add the photos using Photoshop, print onto photo paper. (I printed the collage at 80% side and added the Crop Marks feature so I’d have an easy trimming guide. I printed the journal side the same way.) Trim, mount onto neutral card stock and voila, one year of my favorite photos saved.
Note: download my free binder label designed to fit We R Memory Keeper albums here.
If you want to tackle a 12 Favorite Photos page on your own, the template is on sale today! Click on the image below to see the template in the shop!
LAST BUT NOT LEAST… I have a new preorder going for my 3 x 4 Bitty Fitness Stamp Set. This little set sells out faster than I can stock it, so I’m doing a new preorder for those people who want to get their hands on it. You will be billed at the time of preorder. Preorder closed Tuesday at 9 a.m. CST. I’m hoping for less than a two-week turnaround from my US manufacturer.