I have been wanting to document the photographs and memories from my mom’s visit while the recollections of our adventures were still fresh in my mind. Although I was inspired to create and record the memories, I still found myself intimidated by the hundreds of beautiful photos and the number of memories I wanted to record.
After sorting my photos and selecting just a few of my favorites, I still was still feeling perplexed. To overcome my intimidation and get the creative process flowing, I decided to make use of some wonderful digital templates I had in my collection.
The wonderful thing about using a template is that, like sketches, you aren't bound to what you see. You can flip it, turn it, add/delete and move the original elements. In addition, you add your own papers and elements - essentially making the template your own.
Today, I have two layouts to share, both of which were created using templates (and papers) from the amazing designers at JessicaSprague.com.
PRODUCT CREDITS | Queen of Quirk
THE BEAUTY OF RED ROCKS | This first layout turned out to be one of my favorite pages of recent time. I really love how well the elements, photos and template design all work so well together.
The page documents a day trip my mom and I took to Sedona. The photos were taken at the Airport Lookout Point, one of the best views you can get of the area. If you ever make it to Sedona, don't skip this stop! It's literally right in front of the airport on Airport Road, right off the 89. Believe it or not, the views are even more amazing at sunset.
To create this page, I used a brand new template from Queen of Quirk, called Scrap Canvas - Vignette, which will be released on Monday. I made just a few small modifications, but otherwise it was PERFECT for highlighting my favorite photo of the day. I love how the photograph ended up looking like a postcard when I placed the text on it.
PRODUCT CREDITS | In the Making Design
OAK CREEK | Like the Airport Lookout Point, this particular spot on the Oak Creek is another "must stop" destination each time I visit the Sedona area. I love climbing down the boulders into the creek and spending time on the water's edge. I could spend hours in this spot soaking in the peaceful beauty of Mother Nature.
This layout was created using a template and brand new papers, both from In the Making Design. The template is pretty much in tact, except it is rotated onto its side. I love how the papers and elements blended so organically with the photographs.
I'm quite happy with the process of creating these layouts. Even though it was a rocky start, with the help of these two amazing templates, I was able to successfully document two specific stops on our trip to Sedona. Now that I'm on a roll, I'm certain you will be seeing many more pages documenting our adventures in the very near future!