We’re closing in on quarter end at work, so it has been busy. I’ve been getting home late. I am looking forward to the end of next week when the worst will have past.
Everyone in the house is sick except me, and I am really hoping the germs stay away. I have the worst luck for getting sick at quarter end when there is no way I can stay home and rest.
Over the weekend I worked on catching up on my month in review layouts. I finished through June. Here are March and April using mostly Studio Calico’s March 2010 Quilting Bee kit/add-on’s, SC month stamps, and some digital stamps and elements to fill in my collages. These pages for me are much more about the photos and the month’s highlights than the product.
I have been experimenting with making my own collages in either 8×8 or 8×12 and having them printed at Costco ($1.49 each). I pick out my favorite pictures from my monthly picture highlights (tagged using the system I started with Library of Memories). Then pick the couple I want to be the featured photos and re-size those to 3X4 or 4×4 or so. Everything else is resized to 2×3 or 2×2, with a 2×4 or 1×4 as needed to fill out the page and work with the pictures. I mix up vertical and horizontal and then start fitting them on my page. I add or subtract pictures as necessary to get it filled in and pick my overall size based on the number of pictures. I have done up to 24 in a month. With re-sizing and a double page spread it captures a whole lot of memories on one layout.
Oh and I finally figured a way to use those Hambly doily rub on’s. They have stumped me, but I used up the whole pack on the April layout.
Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your hump day!Tags: Layouts, Project 12