Aug 5, 2009

Sites & Sounds

This summer was a very busy summer for the Lush family. We moved from Colorado to Washington DC. On the way we visited many places including New York where family lives. George and I were able to go into New York City and see a Broadway show. I was able to get so many great pictures and could not wait to get my scrap room set up to do a page.

The thing I love about scrapbooking is the many different ways you can show pictures. One very large picture if it is a special one or a couple photos of an event or multiple photos if you have a lot of pictures and cannot decide which ones to us. On this layout, I had so many pictures, I simply could not decide which ones I wanted to use, so I decided to print a few in different sizes and ended up using nine photos. I used one 5x7, 3 ID photo sized and 5 index photo sized.

I did not want to overwhelm the page with a lot of patterned paper or embellishments, because the photo's themselves were so busy (have you ever been to New York? Wow, that is one busy place :) So I used a stark white background. I matted my large picture on black then used a punch I found when I was unpacking my scrappy stuff. I don't think I have seen that punch in years, but it fit perfect for the city feel I wanted to do. I then cut a Creative Imaginations circle sticker in half and used the halves on either ends to break up the page. Used the negative pieces from the punch to place black squares under the sticker squares, which I thought gave just enough color to the page to make the photos pop. Then I added the yellow title and brads because honestly, you cannot go to NYC without noticing how many YELLOW cabs there are there.

Anyway, if you ever get the chance to go to New York City, I say take that opportunity. Wonderful photo ops for sure and just think of the scrapbook pages you can make when you get back. Take care and see you next month!


  1. Well hi neighbor, I live about 30 miles outside of Washington, DC on the Chesapeake Bay. Yes, New York is very busy and I am always glad to come back to my quiet county home after visiting there. Love your layout!


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