Showcase a Great Photograph

Hi Everyone! Kristin here today to talk about how to scrapbook your best photos.

I take a lot of pictures. I think most memory-keepers do. We snap hundreds, thousands, maybe even tens of thousands of photos every year. While some pictures are definitely better than others, there are a couple pictures that will always stand out from the rest.

Today I’m telling you to document those photos. Don’t be afraid to scrap the great ones. The absolute worst thing that happens is you hate the way it comes out and you try again a second time, practice makes perfect anyway.

This is one of my all-time favorite photos. I love aerial views. My favorite vacation photos are always the ones from the tallest building, or overlooking the city from a beautiful vantage point.

I love this picture. It was taken at the top of the Sears tower overlooking the Chicago River. The cars and boats look so little. It was an amazing experience to be able to capture all of that at the same time.

rukristin chicago (1 of 1)But when it came to scrapbooking the photo. I wasn’t sure the best way to tell the story. I really wanted to emphasize the magnitude of the city, and how breath-taking it was. In the end I decided that the photo itself told enough of the story, because a picture is still worth a thousand words. 

rukristin love mini album (1 of 2)To get this look I converted the picture to black and white; so that the grids and lines of the city-scape would stand out. I then printed an 8.5×11 photograph; trimmed it down a bit and mounted it on white cardstock. To give it a bit of a vintage look, I added a sheet of cream colored vellum to the top of the layout and then decorated it very simply with black glitter thickers and a handwritten sentiment underneath. Here’s a closeup of the title letters and the journaling.

rukristin love mini album (2 of 2)So today I’m challenging you to go through your photos and pick out 1 great picture. Scrap that picture. Great pictures can elicit deep emotions. Use those emotions to tell the story (even if its only a few words). If its an older picture, ask yourself how does that picture make you feel now? Don’t be afraid of the great photos. They usually become the best layouts!

Thanks so much for stopping by! If you’re looking for more inspiration, please stop by my blog or follow me on twitterinstagram, and facebook for lots more inspiration!


May 31, 2013
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