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Weekly Challenge: Scrap 3 photos on one page

weekly challenge: scrap 3 photos on one page // layout by shimelle laine

I’m not sure if ten challenges is enough for you, so why don’t we go ahead and have our regularly scheduled weekly scrapbooking challenge too! (Don’t worry, there is still time to enter the challenges from the past weekend – they don’t close until the end of this coming weekend, and there might be some little tokens of appreciation coming your way if you share your work!) Challenge weekends always make me think about what has changed in the time I’ve been scrapping, and this week we’re looking at something that has definitely changed behind the photos. When I started scrapping, we were all shooting film, usually in quite big and clunky cameras, and part of our scrapbooking process was that wait to develop the film and the surprise when you picked up a pack of prints to see what you had snapped! Now we wait less than a second to see what we’ve shot, and we don’t even need to carry a separate camera if we don’t want to. This week, we’re taking a look at all the things we now do with photos taken on our phones!

And now, on to the challenge! This week, make a little progress with a never-ending stack of photos. I challenge you this week to simply scrap three photos on one page. Everything else is completely up to you, so you can take your inspiration in any direction you like! A few years ago, I posted a sketch and video for the layout above, and it’s still a design I find practical on my pages. To get you started on this week’s challenge, take a look at these examples from contributing designer May Flaum and guest artist Lisa Hausman.

weekly challenge: scrap 3 photos on one page // layout by May Flaum

Memory keeping has changed a lot with smart phones. Having a camera everywhere from school drop off to grocery store runs means that I almost always have a way to capture a moment. The best part? The quality of those cameras keeps getting better and now I print out my regular camera photos alongside my iPhone camera photos and often use them together in layouts as I have here today. Which brings me to my favorite number when creating a single page scrapbook layout: three. It’s so easy to work with three pictures on a single page design, and it lets me get a few more shots onto a page while still having plenty of room for embellishing fun.

weekly challenge: scrap 3 photos on one page // layout by May Flaum

On this layout I have three very random pictures that capture my daughter as she is right now as she turns 11. I love documenting what my kids are into right now every year or two. Looking back it has changed so much, and yet there are things that remain. Those differences and similarities are favorites, and these kinds of pages are family favorites. A favorite tip of mine when working with three 4×6 photos is to use thin strips of patterned paper at the top and bottom (or sides, depending on photo orientation) of your pictures. Use scraps, or patterned paper like this that is designed in thin strips!
- May

weekly challenge: scrap 3 photos on one page // layout by Lisa Hausman

I have to admit that most of the photos I take these days are with my phone, so it was no problem to find three that I wanted to use and as soon as I saw the Shimelle Starshine collection with this amazing constellation paper, I knew that these three photos from Amsterdam would be perfect. Printing the photos at 3×4 ensured that I could fit three onto a single page and still leave myself plenty of room to showcase the pretty products on my page. This smaller size also helps when the photos are not great quality, which can often be the case with phone photos taken inside – or using the front camera.

weekly challenge: scrap 3 photos on one page // layout by Lisa Hausman

I added in some new Simple Stories paper from the Heart collection to really bring out the colours in the globe that Atlas is carrying, and some gold elements along with veneer stars and a couple of items from the Starshine seemed the perfect additions to support my star theme and the fact that I’m recording something I love. In this way, the story is less about the event of visiting the Royal Palace and more about me, telling another little snippet of my story.
- Lisa


You have a week to complete the challenge and share a link – but of course you’re welcome to set your own time schedule. Whatever keeps you happy and creative!

I’ll see you tomorrow to share how I took on this challenge!

Today’s Guest Artist: Lisa Hausmann loves all things gold, messy clusters, and stars – obviously! You can find more from Lisa on Instagram, Pinterest, and her blog.

07 March 2016



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8 Comments for Weekly Challenge: Scrap 3 photos on one page

  1. Gab Says:

    Love this challenge and I always love May’s LOs too! Lisa’s page and photos are so interesting!

  2. Lisa Zepponi Says:

    OH I really like this challenge! I love your original take on using 3 photos w/the pockets! Always love May’s layouts!! Lisa’s layout is great. Thanks for giving us another challenge!

  3. Susanne Says:

    Great pages ladies. Love the clusters on yours, Shimelle. I recognized May’s sketch as one she taught in her early classes too – it’s a classic. And what Lisa has done with stars and thread really adds to the ethereal quality of hers. Like I said, great work ladies!

  4. Jemma @ Just Jimjams Says:

    Love Lisa’s style – she really does wonders with that collection!

  5. Julene Matthews Says:

    Fantastic take on this challenge Lisa.The star scatter & gold thread works a treat.

  6. Leslie Says:

    Congratulations, Lisa Hausmann, on being the Guest Artist. Oh, my – that ombre wash of faded Tiffany blue on the background paper + letters is stunning with the navy. It just pops the globe right off the page! And that is great advice to forego the travelogue & relate your journaling to your passion for stars. Swoon-worthy…

  7. Kathy Says:

    This LO is out of this world! The constellation paper with all those tiny stars…I just feel like I am looking right up at that night time sky. As always, Lisa, this is beautiful!

  8. Susan Says:

    Beautiful pages. I’ve long been a fan of Lisa’s lovely work. It’s wonderful to see her spotlighted!

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