three on thursday: make that a double please

So I’ve gotten into doing more 2 page layouts recently. I guess partly because that’s what lots of the magazine calls are looking for (you get paid more for those babies), and partly because I sometimes have so many photos I want to scrap they only fit on 2 pages. I thought I’d share 3 simple solutions for scrapping double pages:

1. In a row. This is one of my projects for Jillibean Soup this month. It’s up on the Bean Talk blog today. These are photos of my kiddos on Easter in their Sunday clothes in our backyard. I take photos like these every year and scrapbook them. This year I decided to keep it simple: I slapped the 4×6 photos in a row on a double page layout and scrapped around them. Easy peasy. (Click image to enlarge, and click HERE for full credits.) I just love that Core’dinations Jillibean embossed cardstock–so yummy!

2. Make a photo collage. These are photos from our trip to DC last summer, plus some of our memorabilia cut into strips to make a border. I enlarged the focal photo, and then made a collage in photoshop of the smaller ones. (You can get this collage and many others HERE on the Scrapbooks, Etc magazine website.

3. Cluster them. For this page I made a large journaling block as the focal point, and then randomly clustered smaller photos around it. I find this works best when the cluster is off center, and somewhat assymetrical. Then you can balance it out with an embellishment cluster.

The challenge? You guessed it! Try scrapbooking a double page layout. If you usually do, try a different design or technique on your page. If you don’t, give it a try. You can even use one of the above pages as a starting point. Link me up if you do!

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