I took all of the photos for this mother's day album. Unlike my other pages, I decided to choose photos of plants and food. I enlarged the lavender plant's photo to use as my focal point and made the food photos smaller. I didn't have enough photos of food so added a picture of the flower basket we bought for our daughter (she is the mother of our grand dogs).
I had to make sure the pictures are the right size for the page, so I printed them out in 3 by 3 inches. The main photo is close to 4-inches by 6 ½-inches. I edged each photo with a black Sharpie. On the side note: I'm beginning to use Sharpies more because it adds less ink, dries very quickly, and is always handy.
To be more creative, I cut 2 cardstock in green and purple to outline the main photo. This will help enhance the photo but not make it look overly decorated. Plus, it adds to that mom vibe we all want in a Mother's Day album, don't you think?
My title is cut from an old Quick Kutz font, processed through the Xyron 250 sticker
maker, and adhered to the page.
The thing I really like about this layout is the strip journaling. This is a technique I use frequently and it always surprises me that there are scrappers out there who are not familiar with the technique.