17 April 2013

Auckland Holiday - Project Life Style

Hey there

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


Krystal Loverin said...

Beautiful job, I was up until 2am using the Cinnamon kit with a mini album to do a camping trip. I have been struggling with the digitals because all of the programs crop off my layouts. I'll have to try the white border and double mat that you have to see it if works.

Bend, OR

opsuzq said...

Beautiful Holly!!! Thanks for the tips on the different-looking templates - I was going to ask!! :) sounds easy, I will try it!!

April said...

I absolutely love this! My hubby and I just got home from a trip to Hawaii and I've decided to take a break from traditional scrapping for now, so this could be a perfect solution for me to get our album done. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa Johnson said...

I ♥ how you laid out the pics of the sky tower in your day 2spread. What a great idea! :)

Beth Holmes said...

I really love what you've done here. The Cinnamon kit is great too as a neutral for travel photos. Great idea and thanks for sharing.

Julie Learned said...

Your PL layouts are wonderful! Love the colors and how you put them together! You certaintly can't tell you are a newbie!!! :) VERY nice!

Julie L.

Jackie said...

Holly your album looks fantastic, love the photo of the tower I love the cinnamon, Im so glad Ive ordered it :)

Anonymous said...

The more I see these pages, the more I love your spreads and the Cinnamon kit. This was my favourite kit when Becky announced the new kits and seeing these pages, I'm seeing just how amazing it is!

Lauren said...

Wow, this looks fantastic Holly. Such a great way to show off your whole trip.

packmom said...

I love how your pages turned out. You got so creative with changing the templates to highlight your pictures and Cinnamon is really a good choice for travel. The colors work so well. I have a trip to Europe I need to document and this gives me some great ideas. Thanks for sharing!