One of the awesome things about living in California is the proximity to endless natural wonders. Exhibit A: when my future husband took me to Yosemite National Park for the first time. Yes, future husband. I knew it by then.
Back to our story, I had many beautiful pictures from our visit. I wanted to do something really interesting that would showcase the pictures without it looking too photo-album-yy. I also had a map of the park to incorporate.
I knew exactly what I was going to do and I could not wait to get to this layout. Squares! I was inspired by this layout from Simple Scrapper, specifically how she cuts one photo into multiple squares:
After some trial and error (and some more error), I decided to go with 2-inch squares, four wide and five tall. As you know, I plan everything about my layouts before taking scissors to anything. Here, I labeled each of the squares:
I decided to do several photos that took up two, three or four squares. I supplemented that with some single square photos.
Lest we forget the map, I cut some single square map pieces and one double square map piece that showed Half Dome and the Yosemite Valley.
Here are all the pieces to give you an idea of what the different parts looked like:
I added a couple of white squares with the date and a simple description of the day. I was feeling into making a big time headline, so I printed “Yosemite” and transferred it to the page using my makeshift carbon paper method. The font is Kavaler Kursive, a free download at dafont.com.
I’m in love with how this turned out! It feels so light and airy (if a page could evoke those feelings) yet so detailed!
I didn’t go into detail about how I cropped, sized and printed the pictures. If you want more information on that, feel free to leave me a comment and I’ll shoot you an email.