At the end of the year, there were lots of favorite lists going on in the blogosphere. Favorite layouts of the year, favorite recipes, favorite songs, favorite moments...I could go on and on!! While I didn't get to that on my blog, I did decide to make a year in review layout. I've been interested in photo collages for some time, now that I have photoshop. I downloaded a few from Scrapbooks Etc., but it wasn't working for the whole year in review concept in my head. I wanted LOTS of photos on my layout!!
So...I played around in photoshop a bit. I picked out a bunch of my favorite photos from 2009 and resized them all to 1 inch x 1.5 inches. I then opened a blank 8x10 template and dragged all my little photos onto the template. It took me some time to get them all arranged how I liked, but they eventually all fit. I saved it as a jpg file and then got it printed at Costco. And I love how it turned out!!! Here's the layout I did with the collage...
From the top left corner, it goes through the year and I tried to touch on our highlights for 2009. And the page just needed a few embellies to dress it up.
I also added strip journaling and I tried to touch on important or memorable things we did over the year. I know I didn't hit it all, but I think I got quite a few of our favorite things! I was totally inspired by Laura Vegas and her layouts using photos collages. After making the collage, the layout itself took me about 10 minutes to put together. This is definitely something I will be doing again. Maybe even go back and do it for previous years, if i'm feeling sassy. Hee hee!!
Happy Friday to you all!! I am headed to a scrapbooking expo tomorrow with some friends and i'm super excited about that. I hope you all have a fabulous weekend and thanks for stopping by!