Hi! My name is Kathryn Estry. I design for MyMemories, and I'm excited to host this blog series called A to Z. My goal is to give you so many ideas that you'll never be at a loss as to what to scrap or how to make your pages look amazing. Luckily for me, I have a brilliant Creative Team, and the inspiration layouts I use in this series were made by the talented ladies on my team.
I'm hoping you'll see some things in today's post that you want to try! If you do take any of these ideas and run with them, I'd love to see your layouts! Please post them in the MyMemories forum in this month's A to Z Challenge thread HERE. Everyone who posts a layout here this month will receive a new product from me that's not even in my store yet!
Just for fun, each of the posts in my A-Z Blog Series will contain ideas on 3 things starting with the same letter, so let's kick off the series with the letter A ~ Action, Angles, and Arrows.
How much more fun action shots are than posed photos! Look at this awesome layout by Liz! The photos of Elena running and playing make you feel as if you are right there. We'll talk about lace and journaling in future posts, but look closely at how Liz used each in the first layout. Did you notice the little spray of flowers and butterflies on the left? They look to me as if they're coming from the flower as Elena runs. Liz used my sweet collection called My Girl.
Here she's captured the most precious images of Elena in her little dance dress. Again, look closely. Liz has added little butterflies for her daughter to catch. I love the details in her layouts!
She used Butterfly Garden
When you're taking photos of fun times, try to get some clear action shots, and don't worry so much about posing everyone. This is especially fun for children!
In Liz's action layouts above, you'll also see that she's used angles. I want to point out though that Liz has lined up her photos while angling the background. Her straight photos anchor the page. Angles in your layouts give it a less formal feel and help your eye travel from one photo to another. Another plus about angles is that anything goes. You don't have to stress about getting everything lined up so perfectly! Here's a great example of angles in a layout. Yvonne used my August Scraps collection to make this interesting page showing some of her travels.
Another great layout with August Scraps is Kathy's, showing her granddaughter, Jessie, hiking. You don't see angles in this layout, but look how nicely arrows help you see the story! I see action in these photo, too. :)
Lori uses a large stitched arrow to direct your attention to one of the pretty photos of Victoria. Again, you'll see angles used here. She chose to use Rhonda's Homeschool for her page. By the way, this collection is great for all school layouts, not just homeschool pages.
One more photo I'm featuring this time was created by Yvonne with my Climbing Rocks collection. I couldn't leave it out because Yvonne shows us how to use Action, Angles, AND Arrows!
I have several favorite "A" collections but if I had to choose only one, I'd pick my new collection,
"At the Spa." Melly made a perfect spa-themed layout, and I know you'll love working with this collection, too!
I hope you've found some new things to try, and again, I invite you to visit my forum challenge, Scrapping with Kathryn from A to Z. :)