Blueberry picking has become in the space of 3 years a Crossley tradition. We get a phone call a few days before a weekend in May. The professional pickers are gone and family and friends are invited for a weekend on the farm. My friend Susan has included our family in this circle:) It is usually hot and sticky but we love it anyway! The blueberries we pick are then frozen and rationed throughout the year for our table and Nellie's Cottage breakfast!
I have a method to my album design madness and wanted to share my process...
Firstly I believe in "One event/One design scrapbooking. Not for everything but for most things. This means I choose a page design for the event and replicate that same design on each page. My blueberry album (yes I have one because this is a continuing family tradition!) will have the years in chronological order with each year having a different layout design.
In the design process the order of my steps may change but my process is still the same. This is how this particular album evolved as I thought of the design.
First...I look at the pictures and choose the color scheme based on clothing or background. This mini paper stack was perfect!
Fifth...There were too many pattern I loved in this collection so I decided to "quilt" my background which went perfectly with the homey look I wanted for these layouts. The corners were rounded on each 6x6 and then cut in half.
Eighth.. After all of the elements are ready and in assembly line style the pictures go on all of the pages first, then the embellishments follow. I am partial to 3M mounting tape for adding dimension. Tiny details like buttons will go on last.
|This is a vintage blueberry from Flossy's sewing stash!|
|The title background is packaging from Prima flowers...I am a scrapbooking hoarder:)|
In 2013 we went late in the day and had a glorious sunset!
I didn't take many pictures because it got dark and I am not camera smart enough to change the settings. Probably should read "Photography for dummy's"....:)