Lately, I’ve been doing most of my scrapbook layouts with only a couple of photos. A lot of my recent layouts have been about relationships and I find it easier to focus on the story when I only use a photo or two. But since I just got back from vacation with dozens of photos, I needed something a little more photo heavy.
I’ve written before what a big fan I am of Ready, Sketch, Go, a class taught by Jen Schow and Tracie Claiborne. You can read more about my thoughts here, but- spoiler alert- I love the class! And no, they aren’t paying me to say that. It has literally been a scrapbooking game changer!
This scrapbook layout is based on one of the sketches and it is perfect for those times when a couple of photos just won’t do. The best thing about this layout is how simple it is to add more or even use less photos. Any one of the squares can be swapped out for journaling, another photo, or even more embellishing. Have even more photos? Make a second page with the same grid design.
I love the feeling of warm sand between my toes. This photo screams vacation to me and I decided to use it as the title square. I made a quick shaker filled with sequins and glitter that resembled sand. I added a couple of strips of washi tape, letter stickers and it was done.
One of my favorite things about this scrapbook layout is all the opportunities for embellishment! Think of each little square as a new canvas that can be decorated with all those leftover tags, enamel dots, and stickers you have laying around.
I used October Afternoon’s Summertime Collection to keep everything cohesive. I love the bright colors and playful embellishments and the 3×3 cut-apart sheets were a no brainer for this project.
Have you ever heard of Feed Your Craft? It’s an Etsy shop that has a ton of amazing scrapbook supplies. It’s hard to choose, but I think my favorite might be their mini flair kits. I ordered several recently and I. Am. In. Love! They are so cute and there are dozens of different sets. This “Soak up the Sun” flair was just the right touch for this square.
Truer words were never spoken, so I couldn’t not use this square. But compared to the other squares it was lacking in color. Easy enough to fix with a yellow “sun-kissed” sticker and pink heart. I popped a flip flop sticker up on Pop Dots and it was just right.
I absolutely loved this sketch and can see myself going back to it again and again. What are your go-to scrapbook layout designs? Do most of your pages have several photos? Or do you usually keep it to just a couple?