Scrapping a large photo with Storyline

When it comes to scrapbooking, I tend to think that you should just start where you are...don't worry about scrapping photos from years ago first - you'll never get anything done!

But lately, as I've been going through some older photos (you know, in my life-long quest to get organized), I've decided that some of those photos need to find their place in an album.

And the best (and easiest & FASTEST!) way I've found to do just that is with Heidi Swapp Storyline.

I came across the above photo recently. I had kept it in a frame in our living room for years...but it had been replaced and then just added to "the stack" of photos that have taken up residence in a cart in my scrap area.

Because it's one of my favorite photos EVER, I decided it had to be scrapped - right then & there. So I challenged myself to get a layout done in 20 minutes or less...I even told myself I couldn't do anything else until it was finished.

I grabbed a few Deck of Days sets (Everyday, Little Moments & Adventure) and started going through them...pulling out pieces I liked as I went.

Now, because I was starting with an 8x10 photo, I knew I didn't have to grab too many. The photo itself would take up most of the room on the page. I just needed a few to help embellish the layout...nothing too crazy.

I kept my design very simple. I adhered my photo to the background page and then simple added my stickers in a line down the left-hand side. 

I added the all-important WHO, WHAT & WHERE and then added a few lines of journaling to help me remember an important fact about the day.

I finished this page in just over my 20 minute took about 25 minutes...and I love it!

Then I added it to my Storyline "Family" album, where it will have a much better home...

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