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love it!

I love that you put so many elements and pics on this, and yet it's not too busy and still pleasing to the eye. Very nice!

Great idea :)

What a wonderful LO!!! So much meaning went into this...that is for sure!!

just amazing!

gorgeous, love all the details

Project - Focus on Photos : In Time
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Garden Girl

Project - Focus on Photos : In Time
by Jill Sprott
posted 05/01/13
Galleries: Scrapbooking

Most scrapbook layouts focus on a single event or moment in time; in looking over these collected pages in our albums, we can see change over time. However, it is also possible to capture this change on a single page. Gathering together a series of photos focusing on the same subject taken through the years can result in a powerful layout.

Compiling the photos of my daughter and me for this page was a labor of love, and quite an emotional experience. It was definitely worth it. After sifting through boxes of photos from her early childhood days, I scanned a few photos of us together and added them to a folder containing digital photos that I had selected of the two of us. I compiled sixteen of my favorites from the past sixteen years, and resized them to 2“ x 2” so that they could fit on a single 12“ x 12” page.

I then placed them in chronological order, four to a row, on a sheet of “Crafty” DIY Shop paper from Crate Paper, keeping them within the watercolor “frame” on the paper. The basic color scheme of the layout is also drawn from the colors of its foundation – pinks, blues, and yellows, with some minty touches here and there. I cut large rectangles of various patterns (this is a great way to use up scraps!) and backed each photo with the patterned blocks, making sure to leave the “frame” of the background paper intact. Although the photos are arranged four to a row, they are actually in a three-photo + space + one-photo arrangement, with that space being filled by a large accent or image (such as the gray camera die-cut from Amy Tangerine or the lovely roses from Crate Paper).

Once I had arranged the photos and patterns, I added thin patterned strips under/above each row to more clearly delineate the sections of the layout. I tucked the journaling, printed on label stickers, behind these strips.

The photos alone make my heart full, but the words are just as important. The journaling is my attempt to make meaning of what these photos reveal collectively (I've included a closer look in each detail photo). From the photos to the journaling to the papers to the accents, this entire layout tells the story of a mother's love for her child.

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