I have chosen the pictures I want to use for my next project or two,
and thought I would share the process I use to get my creative juices flowing...
First I pick cute clothes to put my kids in.. I know clothes are not everything.. and they are not... however I don't photo shop and its easier to use bright colored clothes with out stains to shoot because I don't edit.
Next I choose my pictures..
Here is a picture I took last weekend I am going to print.... I usually wait for a sale at Walgreen's, I load them up to Walgreen's.com just wait for a 10 cent sale.. there is
one now, so I am going to do some printing today!~
I choose the pics I think I can group, some of the kids by themselves and a few with a sibling or two. Each child has their own album so I like to include a picture of their brother or sisters too.
Then I go through my paper stash and find colors that match the pictures. I choose 3 main colors and a 4th color, or pattern that is an accent. Sometimes I will chose more patterned paper than this, but I like to keep my layouts clean and focus on my pictures. Sometimes I do create more fussy layouts with tons of embellishments and pretties, usually when I have more time to play.
I have said this several times, but I don't just make one layout at a time. I make at LEAST 2 most of the time 3. With 4 kids this is the only way I can keep current, and not feel like I am sinking in pictures that I need to scrap.
After the colors are chosen I pick a theme of the layout.. I have chosen kelly green, white and yellow for these pictures, as well as little white flowers for the embellishments. I am going to use the girls' tee shirts for inspiration, and create a little heart for Iyla's page, and a peace sign for Emma's page out of the flowers I punched.