On this page I used chipboard squares underneath a part of the photo. There are two ways you can do that. Order or print two of the same photo, trace the square onto the photo and cut it out or lay the square onto the photo and cut it out with an exacto knife. Either way, it's really simple and a great way to make a certain part of the photo stand out. You can also "cheat" and cut out a square of the photo and use pop dots for the same effect.
I had a few people ask how in the world I can do a page a day with two kids so I thought I would share a few of my page a day secrets.
1. Plan, plan, plan. I sit down on Saturday or Sunday and figure out what pictures I want to scrapbook during the week. I order the photos and organize them in a photo box when I get home. Sometimes I'll take a few minutes to pick out the papers to go with each group of photos all at once. At the beginning of the day I decide what pictures I'm going to scrapbook that day and put them in a place where I can see them often as I go about my day. Sometimes I'll walk by them and get ideas for the title, journaling or design.
2. Clean up. When I'm doing a page a day I make myself clean up my area after each page. When I don't clean up immediately that stuff piles up and before I know it I hardly have room on my table. I save myself a lot of time by cleaning up then instead of waiting until later.
3. Photo Placement. I use the same photo placement a lot. To make each one different I just change up the papers and embellishments. Each layout is completely different than the others but I didn't have to waste time trying to figure out where to put the photos. Plus there is only so much you can do with 4 x 6 photos. If I have 3 vertical photos, chances are I'm going to use the same photo placement several times. I don't worry about having a new arrangement each layout.
4. Make a rectangle. A lot of times I figure out where I want my photos to go on the page and then use patterned papers to fill in empty space and create a rectangle on my page. Not only is it easy but it's a no fail option. Look through my posts and you'll probably see a lot of rectangles.
I added a few more items to the chipboard giveaway since I'm doing it again this week. :)
I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! :)