Inspiration:This sketch from DCWV. I’ve had it pinned for a while knowing I wanted to use it for this page. Even though I have a wedding scrapbook, I wanted this page to represent the whole year. I want my fictional kids to look at this and say “that’s the year mom and dad got married!”
Fighting with the Layout: I’m usually excellent at making title pages, but this one goes in the category of “almost killed me.” I just couldn’t get it to look right and obsessed over it for a while. First, I couldn’t figure out how I wanted the roman numerals (they were printed on one of the photos at one point. Then I couldn’t figure out how to place the numbers. Then I obsessed over whether the numbers should be white with silver backing or the opposite.
It took a bit of creativity to come up with something that wasn’t a photo grid like I did for 2004. I’m totally bringing back the photo grid for 2006 though! I love photo grids. Moving on . . .
Like 2004, I picked a set of photos that were representative of the year.
Inspiration: I’m enamored with vertical photo layouts and pinned several. Now I can’t find any of them to show you. That’s what I get for having huge scrapbook pinboards.
I sized the photos and printed them together — the entire thing is one giant rectangle. I didn’t cut out the individual photos.
I decided to stick with writing the year 3 ways like I did for 2004: Arabic numerals, Roman numerals, and letters.
Tucked underneath the pictures is a little bit of handwriting. I decided not to do an intro page like I did for 2004. Instead, I added this bit of writing to talk about some things that happened to us. I’ll do a stand-alone layout on news and pop culture later.
I printed the pictures in 2×2-inch squares and glued those onto a navy blue cardstock background. Below that, I added a huge strip of chevron paper and a big 2004 cut out of blue shimmer cardstock. On top of the year, I added this strip I designed that alternates the year and roman numerals.