First things first, my projects...
This was my very first project. I've been waiting & waiting to scrapbook my most favorite photos from last year, & the You & Me collection was absolutely perfect for the photos. For my first project I wanted to step out of my scrapbooking box, so I did that a few different ways on the same layout. First, I decided that I had to do an 8.5x11 layout, to go further, I made it a double page layout. Both are so out of the ordinary for me. Then, just one step further, I decided it was necessary to make the background papers different from one another. I really like the way it turned out & surprisingly, I've been scrapping more and more 8.5x11 pages since then, & I'll be sharing those soon. :)
2012 was a HUGE year for Instagram, especially for me. This is almost all of my photos from last year. I only eliminated a few doubles, from places we've been & things we've eaten. I'm sure someone will wonder how I made this collage. I used Picasa, a free program from Google. I put in a custom size ratio, when I created a tile collage. Then printed through Photoshop Elements after cropping it in half & moving it to an 8.5x11 canvas. I love this technique, because I can create awesome sized collage prints & still use my standard sized photo printer.
This layout makes me smile. I've never been good at grid layouts. Most of my pages have TONS of layers & I love doing that. The LOVE card inspired the grid design because I didn't want to cover any of it up, since the word is so important, but I also didn't want to layer it over my photo either. So, in comes a grid. I really love the way it turned out & I will definitely be making more in the future.
Ok. So there you have it. My very first Design Team Gallery. Now as promised. A new video. This is the process from my very first gallery project!!