Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Month by Month Blog Series by Designer of the Year Albums to Remember!

Here is my post for April:

My name is Barb and I design under the name Albums to Remember Designs. The Month by Month scrapbooking blog series is here to help motivate you to do at least one page a month. I’ll give you some ideas for photos, show you some sample pages and give you some ideas for photos for the coming month so you can plan ahead.  

Last month I gave you the following photo ideas for April:

Puddles and rain – take photos of the spring melt, do you like to go for walks, if you have kids they may like to play in puddles. Take photos of everyday joys.

Here are some sample layouts using my kit,  “Umbrellas & Rain

Sports – do you play a sport or hobby that starts in spring? What do you love about it?

Here is a page using my Rock Climbing kit. What sports do you play or watch?

Anything winding up? - Take some photos of activities you are completing or winding up.

Family Events – Does your family do something special every April? We like to collect syrup from maple trees, and we have family birthdays. Think of things you do in April every year and take some photos of it.

Here is a sample of an April layout from the family album. As you can see I didn’t have enough to fill the page but I had some from May so I put both on the page. I just adjusted the template to fit four photos on the bottom instead of 3. I used my “Through the Year Template 3” to create this layout.

May is just around the corner and it’s time to start planning your layouts.

Mother’s Day - Here in Canada we celebrate Mother’s Day. If you do too make sure to take some photos of your mom. If your mother is no longer alive you can document an old photo and journal about the things you miss about her or the lessons she taught you.

Baseball/Soccer  - Our season starts late April or early May. I know soccer is starting soon and I am sure there are several other outdoor sports to take photos of.

Recitals/Concerts - May is the month many lessons wrap up and everyone is showing off their amazing talents at year end recitals. It’s also a great time to catch an outdoor concert. Take photos and tell us about it!

Planting - It is still usually still too cold to plant but I know many of you live further south so it’s prime time to plant a garden or start yard work. Why not take some before pictures when you finish planting or before/after photos of your yard. It’s always fun to document progress. Later on in summer you can take a similar photo to see how far things have come.

Happy scrapbooking! Don’t forget to share your April layouts in the forum.

Barb, Albums to Remember Designs

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