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SBLS Challenge: Multiple Photos (Vote for Me!)

Thanks again to all of you who voted for me and helped me make it to the second round of the Stylin’ Idol challenge at Scrapbook Lifestyle!

I have completed my layout for the next challenge, so if you’d like to vote for me (*wink*) for the next round, ~Click Here~ and vote for “Jessica Gordon – Our Wedding Party.” The challenge was to 1) create a one or two page layout using at least four photos, 2) be creative and 3) see how many photos we could fit on a page. Here is my entry: 




Credits Patterned papers by Anna Griffin; cardstock by Canson, Old Olive ink by Stampin’ Up; monogram stickers by Creative Memories; metal accents by K and Company, page pebbles by Making Memories; Font: Beautiful ES; other: ribbon and double-sided patterned cardstock.

Tips and Tricks:

  • Because it was important to get all my measurements just right, I planned everything out with a sketch before I began.
  • I thought the first page might look too busy if I labeled each photo, so I just numbered most of them and put all of the information in a column on the second page.  
  • In order to get the top row and bottom row of photos to all face the same direction, I reversed some in photoshop before printing. Even though I already had prints of many of these photos, I edited and sized them in photoshop and reprinted them to make sure they would match perfectly.
  • To achieve a more formal look on the first page, I used black and white photos that were all taken in similar locations at around the same time, and I tried to make sure they were all zoomed in at about the same size. The second page has more casual, color photos.

Technique: Create mini accordion albums for extra photos and journaling 

If you enjoy hidden journaling, you will want to try this easy and fun method for adding extra surface area to your page.

CloseUpTo make my mini albums, I simply used double-sided patterned cardstock cut into 2×6 inch strips. I used the scoring tool that fits on my paper trimmer to add vertical creases every 1.5 inches along the strip, then I fan-folded the paper strip at each crease (3 folds creating 4 panels). I attached a piece of ribbon to the back of the last panel and adhered the panel to the page.  When the mini album is open to the left, 4 panels are showing and 3 are showing when it is open to the right – plenty of little spots for extra photos, journaling and embellishments! The ribbon holds the album in place when it is closed. I think another neat way to keep the mini albums closed would be to use photo turns. Also try experimenting with different sizes and shapes!

OK, now that you see how much heart I have put into this challenge, don’t you want to go vote for my layout ;)?! Also, be sure to check out all of the other awesome layouts in the gallery!

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3 responses to “SBLS Challenge: Multiple Photos (Vote for Me!)

  1. Teresa June 22, 2007 at 7:07 pm

    Wow- this is SO beautifully done, Jess! I voted for you! Gorgeous layouts!!

  2. The Scrapin' V June 23, 2007 at 8:24 pm

    Hey Jess,

    I love your page, and you know it girl! I, unfortunately, can’t seem to vote? Do you have to be a paying member to be able to participate with this kind of thing? I’d vote for you Honey if I could! I love all your work… you are my hero! ;-)


  3. JanMary, N Ireland June 24, 2007 at 12:14 pm

    Hi. I signed up and voted for you. What an amazing creation! I love your hidden journalling. You have created such a beautiful family heirloom.

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