I got the urge on Monday night.. about 10pm, to start going back and getting into some of my past events/holidays/years etc and Project-life them. For my past holidays, I've done some traditional layouts here and there, but my style doesn't work so well with the travel themed photos and if I scrapbooked entire trips traditionally, I'd need too many albums so Project Life really is the perfect solution.
And with all the awesome new collections coming out digitally, it seemed like the perfect option. Not only is it cheaper than printing all my photos out, its also quicker.
So here is our Auckland holiday album:
You can get all the materials I have used at AC Digitals
The kit I have used which is just perfect for travel photos is Cinnamon and I have used the Becky Higgins page templates and altered them.
I have had a lot of questions in a project life group about how I got the different templates with the longer or bigger photos.I simply altered the existing template by deleting the photo clips I don't need and stretching others bigger to suit the photos and design I like.
To put the patterned paper behind, I created a new 12 x 12 inch document in Photoshop elements 11. I placed a patterned paper of choice on the template and then dragged my completed layout on top of this and resized it to reveal as much of a border as I wanted. This will avoid cutting off any of the actual layout if I decide to print it in a photobook. I also looks nice to have that extra pattern I think.
So simple techniques to go a bit outside of the square.
If you have any other questions, I am happy to answer them. I am still a digital newbie, having only started a little over a month ago myself, but I am amazed how easy and fun it is. Its not very often you can so easily throw together an album from a holiday several years ago in such a short time.
Thank you for visiting