Monday, December 1, 2014

Mr Suave

Welcome to the Scrapbook Generation Blog Hop for December. If this is your first stop, you might like to start at the Scrapbook Generation blog and then hop through each link. 


These photos are from my son's wedding and using my Scrapbook Generation sketch books makes for a super easy way to plan a wedding album. I had over 1500 photos to choose from and found myself a bit overwhelmed.... I sat down with my sketch books (I have all the double page books), the wedding photo files, a pile of Post-It notes and set to work. I broke down the day into happenings, looked at the photos that fit, counted up the ones I wanted to use, and found a good sketch. Then I sized each photo, added to a letter paper sized page in Photoshop, put a sticky note on the sketch I was going to use that told me what photos belonged there. After all my photo collages where ready, I printed. Printed for days. I printed the whole wedding album at once. Really I printed two wedding albums because I am insane and made two; one for them and one for me. I think my stack of photo paper was around 2". It made it really nice to take to crops. The photos were already printed and the design process was done.

For this layout, I used a 7 photo sketch from Volume 1 of my double layouts book. I kept pretty true to the sketch with the photo placement and little boxes, but added a lot of manly doodads. The finished piece really fits these boys well.

You can find the SG sketches in their books and as downloads in the SG store, and there is a free one every month in case you wanted to try it out. Be sure to stop by Lyne's blog. Be sure to leave a comment on each blog and one lucky commenter will receive a free sketch bundle of their choice from the store.

The winner will be drawn on Monday, December 8th, so you have plenty of time to leave a comment. 

10 comments:

Laureen said...

I am like you. I always have too many pictures and I want to use them all! LOL Your layout is gorgeous! You hit it well! I love your border across the pages at the top and the bottom! Well done!

Katy said...

Absolutely LOVE!!!!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Awesome! Love the paper and the neat banners across the top and bottom.....wow!

Sharlene said...


Fabulous double pages.. I love how you do the borders, both top and bottom. Awesome photos as well.

Devra said...

the doo-dads are my favorite part! ok, the title is cool too. What am I saying. The whole thing is fantastic.

Pink Dalmatians said...

Love the layout. Thanks for the details on how you're handling such a large project.

Steffanie said...

I loved watching you work on these pages at Camp Wanna. You are so talented and your children are so lucky to have this wonderful gift from you. And yes...he is certainly Mr Suave!

Diane said...

Thanks for sharing the process that you used on this huge project. Cute LO and especially love the banners top and bottom. I always have a more difficult time with masculine embellishments. Great job.

Iris said...

Love what you did with all the photos.
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Pamela OConnor said...

Great use of your photos! I love what you did for the top & bottom border too. Merry Christmas!