Page Design Tips
Map Your Travel Story
When you create pages of your travels - just a reminder... include maps and other memorabilia to help share the details of your adventure.
Last Summer at one of my Digital Cafe I was paging through one of my customer's finished books. Sharon's books are always amazing. Two of the layouts I thought would give you all some ideas for your upcoming travel books.
Itinerary Page: She used this great template from a kit. It has eight columns with a title header, a list of the days events and then a photo holder that blends into the list at the bottom of each column. It is amazing.
Trip Highlights Page Layout: Another wonderful layout that she did. She used a graphic of a cell phone face as her photo holders. Then she picked eight pictures that were the highlights of her grandson's trip to France. It was a great effect.
Page Idea: Family Member Interviews
At my February 18th Digital Cafe Sharon Enke shared her latest storybook. She was telling us how she will often have events that she only has enough pictures for one page. So, she had to come up with something for the companion page.
That is when she started interviewing her grandchildren and create a page with a few favorite photos of that grandchild along with their interview answers.
I love that she is able to still get 7 photos on the page. The film strip is a perfect way to display her grandson in action.
I love how she used a notebook embellishment to place the interview on. Plus I LOVE the large prominent placement of the name on the page. There is power in seeing your name. Whenever her grand kids see this page they will feel important.
Title Page Idea
Whether in a traditional scrapbook or in a digital storybook creating a title page can be daunting. At my latest Digital Cafe Sharon Enke shared her latest storybook. When showing us her title page she explained that she didn't have one extra special photo that she wanted to use for the title page. So she created the page below to introduce her book.
She includes the year and a quote, "A good snapshot stops a moment from running away" by Eurora Welty. Then she added a photo of herself, the author. :) Then she placed a tag on the page with the words, "Family stories told here." I love that she used a bench because I usually like to sit down when I am looking through photo books. She is inviting the reader to sit down and check out her family stories. Love it!
I learned about this from my mom, Karyn Fischer. She is an avid reader of the Creative Memories Blog and the Creative Memories Advisor Facebook page. The directions below should be downloadable. I don't have my own sample... yet. So, I was able to find pages shared on the CM Advisors Facebook page. I love the idea of using the scraps to create a coordinated page 2. Happy Scrapping.
I've loved photography all my life. Have been making photo albums since high school. I love helping people do something memorable with their photos. Have so much fun planning workshops for people to get together and work on their photo projects, share stories and fellowship. Looking forward to making this even easier with new products that will make it a snap to finish.