Monday, March 22, 2010

Baseball Layout - super fast scrapping

If you have a lot of photos for a page, but are short on time, consider using a 'cluster' for your photos.  Well, 'clustering' is what I call it, but I've been seeing variations of this colorblocking technique being used in magazines quite a bit of late, so I decided to give it a name.  Notice the left, right and top edges of my photos line up, with the bottom edge being random.  I will add some journal strips above the baseball guy.
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The photos were all very busy and had lots of different colors, so I decided to keep the layout background largely solid.  I didn't want to crop out all of the detail in the photos - that's what I was trying to document!  I have a pet peeve when I see scrapbook layouts that are of an event or place, but the photos are ALL only closeups of faces with the backgrounds blurred out.  Don't blur out all your backgrounds in every pic - those are the details you will love to examine in the future! Ok, I'm off my soapbox now...hehehe.
I used up some of my old Creative Memories shortcuts (I've almost tossed them many times but I'm glad I didn't because they worked great here).  The baseball guy was cut with the Cricut Baseball Solutions Cartridge - my oldest son just loves those sketchey baseball guys on my layouts.  I cut the title with Quickutz Khaki font and the bead border is a Quickutz die as well. 
My boys are off on spring break this week and I am juggling the days with my husband and our babysitter, so I hope to sneak in a bit of crafting this week too.  Have a great day!