a few months ago, a friend asked me if i could help her create a scrapbook for her to give to her father. he's building a new house, and was sending her weekly updates on the progress and she thought of putting them into a book for him. so each week, she's been forwarding these pictures to me and i've created the pages to make it happen.
i found two house and home quotes for the cover and title page to add a little depth and interest, and then kept the rest of pages fairly simple. some weeks there were lots of pictures, others less, but since the book was about the progress seen in those pictures, i wanted them to be the focus.
i picked a font and color and created a title template that i followed each week. with the title going up the right hand side, i had plenty of space left to place the pictures. working digitally allowed me to re-size as needed and fit the different shaped pictures together like a puzzle. a little creative cutting and pasting helped me add a "new" close up shot for the couple of pages where i didn't have enough pictures to fill the page. each page is slightly different depending on the quantity and sizes of that week's photos, but the overall look is the same. and all together, they tell the story perfectly.
the first time i printed the small piece for the cover, it was too big--i measured the slot not the window opening! but the misprint was the perfect size for a card, so i couldn't just throw it away. the book was a birthday present, and every present deserves a card, right?!