Scrapbooking is a wonderful way to capture and document the moments in life that are truly so meaningful to look back on and enjoy savoring over and over again. As time goes on when you look at your scrapbooks it will be the photos after the passage of time that give meaning to this hobby! It doesn't have to be overwhelming to get those photos off your computer or phone and into a real life album creatively. Read on as Mariah shares two clean and simple style layouts about her family's outdoor fun.
The Simple Stories "Happy Trails" kit is a cute and fun kit to document your outdoor adventures. For this layout, I wanted to make it simple and easy. So, I printed 3 (4x4) photos off. I usually use that ratio when using my cell phone for photos because it converts so much easier on Instagram. I also happen to just really like that format. I loved all of the Ephemera Bits and Pieces contained in the kit. I used some to add fun and cute details to the layout. It was super simple and fun to put together. Also, don't let anyone tell you girls can't fish because that fish was the biggest of the day and an awesome walleye at that.
Capture those Details!
When we spend time in the great outdoors, we tend to always document the big picture. We document what people are doing or the landscapes we are exploring. It's always important to catch the small details as well. I loved how the light was shining on these flowers as my family and I walked up the creek bed so I took a quick photo.
For this layout, I used the Simple Stories "Happy Trails" kit. I tried to keep it simple with the focus on the photo. I used the ephemera that came with the kit to create little details on the page. I love to use the border strips that come on the bottom of the 12x12 sheet as well. I also got out my butterfly diecut to add some three dimensional elements to the page. The photo was a 6x8. I matted it on black paper to make the yellow stand out. The ephemera was a perfect little title for the image. Next time you are out and about on your adventures, don't forget to document the little things too.
The next time you hear someone say they don't have time to scrapbook or are not creative enough to make a layout that is appealing and meaningful...point them toward The Clique! ;)