My scrapbook pages are different from most of the examples you find on the internet and on books. Those focus mainly on the decorations. Years and years ago, I was a Creative Memories consultant and one thing we taught was simplicity and to put the focus on the pictures. Also, when I started scrapbooking, I was on a really tight budget and I would always try to get as many pictures as possible on a page to help save money. My style of scrapbooking does keep evolving but I find I'm always trying to place the most focus on the pictures and place lots of pictures on the page.
Here are four pages that I have completed so far. All my albums are just in chronological order and I'm a about four years behind. On this first page, I went a bit fancier and more girly and tried out a "new to me" technique that I saw Heidi Swapp do on MyCraftChannel on YouTube (Sorry, I don't remember which video it was to post the link.) The new thing is the folded paper in the bottom right hand corner. I just messily accordion folded paper (not card stock) and stuck it down. Her video also mentioned using more of your own handwriting, even for titles so I did the title myself.
On my second page, I had one picture that was a little dark and I wanted to draw attention to my son in the picture. So, I cut out an oval of my son, then a slightly larger oval to draw your eye to him. I stamped the bikini at the bottom and added texture to it's mat card. The title is handwritten and if you look closely, I went back and added little dots all the way around each letter. But, truth be told, I only posted this page because I can't believe I actually fit into a bikini back then.
This next page was super simple. I just used pre-cut borders and added my title and journaling box. This time I stamped the title.
And finally, this last page was fun but took a bit longer. I handcut the teeth, mouth, etc. I wrote out the title and added a bit of inking to give it texture. I think it turned out pretty darn cute.
I should probably go back and do some more journaling. I mean telling the story, that's what it's all about. Well, I have more pages to scrap, so I'll sign off my blog. Happy Spring Break, everyone!