Thursday, March 31, 2011

Simple Pages in a Flash for a Multi Scrap Page Event


Today I want to share the idea of using simple layouts to help you deal with a multi-page scrapping event.  As part of my 50th birthday celebration last year we went to the Aiken Spring Steeplechase on my actual birthday.  After the Steeplechase we had friends over for a party picnic/party with games.  It was a wonderful birthday!  But scrapping the day took many pages.  I had the elements of the Steeplechase as well as outdoor and inside photos from the evening.   I had previously scrapped four pages of of the evening party, but I had not yet attempted to scrap the Steeplechase.


I began by dividing the photos and memorabilia into categories:  Intro, family and friends, carriage parade, and Steeplechasing.  I combined the memorabilia with two photobooth looking photo strips and a photo of a single horse and rider.  I used two coordinating pieces of black and white print cardstock, white cardstock matting, and a white pen for doodling and created the first two pages. 

Above, I had saved an extra copy of the invitations we sent to family and friends to join us at the Steeplechase, matted it on white cardstock, and combined with the photo strips to create an intro page.

Page two includes my admission badge from the event, the actual event program, a single rider photo, and bit of ribbon and a cardstock sticker.  Easy peasy yet nice looking.  The print cardstock was a great touch.


Pages three and four contain five of my favorite photos from the many taken during the carriage parade.  HINT:  Do not feel like you MUST use every photo.  You can select photos to represent the event/location (I chose my favorite of the Grand Canyon too, and did not scrap all 70+ photos).  The largest of the photos is a 5x7, three are 4x6's, and the smaller photo is 2.5x6 inches.


I chose a simple black cardstock background and cut a single sheet of traditional equestrian looking plaid paper in half to decorate the page.  I chose a pale yellow color from the plaid and matted the five photos on yellow.  I added chipboard brackets and a chipboard sticker, along with layered flowers.  Again, simple and easy - let the focus be on the photos.



Pages five and six were the easiest.  I had enlarges some of my photos to show details of the event.  I had four photos - an 8x10, a 5x7, a 10x4, and a 4x6.    I matted the photos on white and light blue cardstock.  The 8x10 and a title fill the first page - with a "take the jump" sticker. 


Page six is a bit crowded, but I did not want to spread the "Chasing" photos over another two pages... So I squeezed it all in.  I have very few embellishments, again, because the photos are the focal point.  I felt that too many embellies distracted from the photos.


Pages seven and eight are the final two Steeplechase pages - family and friends.  And while I added a little detail to these pages, again they were quite simple.  The pages were created with a speckled navy blue cardstock base, a sheet of blue and green print cut in half, and a blue and white print.  I picked up on the green in the print to use as base matting. 


The letters were cut from the M.S. Seasonal Art cartridge.  And the final embellishments were the layered flowers, in blues and whites. 


And that is how you make eight quick pages of the same event using a limited number of photos to represent the overall event.  I broke the event down into phases - and scrapped two simple pages for each of the four phases. 

Tomorrow I will be announcing the winner of the Custom Crops gift voucher - Not an April fool's joke!!!

7 comments:

Margie said...

Geez Susan, think ya got enough photos?! LOL! Wow, that's a lot scrapping you got going on. I can see why you kept the pages fairly simple. Great job, girl! LOVE those flowers!

Tami B. said...

These are great! (Too bad you won't have such sunny pics from this year's running. lol)

L.B. said...

What fun memeories you ahve created here!

Katherine said...

Susan, these are great LO's. Thanks for sharing. It would have taken me weeks to complete that many.

Gopi said...

beautiful layouts! I esp love the steeplehouse one....they are all great!

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DonnaMundinger said...

Love the way you "catagorized" the event and the equestrian plaid was genius! Looks like loads of fun! xxD

CathyinMN said...

Your layouts are great! I've seen so many elaborate and beautiful layouts and it almost makes me feel like I have to spend hours and hours on a layout. Now that I know not everyone with a blog creates masterpieces for all of their layouts, maybe I'll feel like I can do a bit less and get more layouts done in the same amount of time. Thanks for sharing.