Our family has many birthdays in June. Seems like we are eating cake & celebrating all month long. There comes a time when no one wants their pictures taken. They grumble when the camera comes out (probably because they are teenagers), and they give you "that look". "That look" usually means that if you take their picture you better be prepared for some silliness!
Okay, so this birthday we had less than perfect pictures. Inside with poor lighting, using flash, subjects of photos moving (giggling) and more.
But I was determined to get this birthday event in the scrapbook because years from now I'll hear that I missed a year. Deciding to take these pictures to an all day crop, I thought carefully about the papers & embellishments I wanted to use and packed them up with the photos. I have found that I can be MUCH more productive at crops if I pre-plan the pages & pictures at home. I package photos, papers, embellishments and anything else I THINK I might want for that page and put it into a paper holder.
I had some CHATTERBOX PAPERS (double-sided!) just waiting to be used, brads (and old standby), gold braided cording, jelly-rubber type 3-d embellishments, Basic Grey large metal frame (rectangular) and FELT FUSION by Queen & Company.
I could have gone with a page that had alot of elements on it and you might not notice the photos? But my style leans toward the cleaner lines and more simple pages.
LOVE double-sided papers! I was able to use just a few sheets of the CHATTERBOX PAPERS, mixing & matching front & back patterns, some solid scrap papers and a die-cut machine for the word "BIRTHDAY".
After carefully looking at the background of the 12x12 paper, I realized it really looked alot like the white floral FELT FUSION. I decided to use this as a border across both pages. I thought about adding gems, brads, etc. for the centers of the flowers, but for now ... I like that. I'm not too happy with the title, and that will probably change. Doesn't seem to stand out as much as I'd like. But the silly face pictures (especially the one in the Basic Grey frame) came out better than I thought. After measuring the rectangular frame, I cut the other 2 pictures the same size.