Love This | Scrapbook Layout

When I was putting together the classroom content for the Heart Story Kit™ this month one of the story ideas that came up was "hearts pounding." 

In the presentation I shared this photo from one of our Disneyland rides and said that I was pretty sure I was going to make a layout with that photo - enlarged - as the base. 

As you'll see below it's a blurry, imperfect, full-of-motion iPhone photo that I enlarged to 12 inch x 12 inch and printed it here at home using my Epson R2000 printer. This is the over-sized printer I've been using for a number of years now and it looks like they have a newer version available which is also less expensive: Epson Sure Color P400. I print these 12 inch x 12 inch prints on 13 inch x 19 inch photo paper from Epson. 

This truly is a heart pounding story of fun with friends - the best kind of blurry. 

Here's a look at how the layout turned out: 

After printing out the photo I gathered up a collection of word and phrase stickers and printed out my journaling on a 4 inch x 6 inch piece of paper. 

I considered making this a 2-page spread but decided to just put my story right on the photo along with the embellishments. 

At the top the cluster of embellishments includes a large gold-foil heart from the Heart Story Kit™ (grey phrase stickers are also from that kit). The brown perforated phrases are from the Cheer Story Kit™. The chipboard phrases are from Freckled Fawn's Together Is Best kit. The black and white stickers were included with the Gatherings Story Kit™. "Fab" is from the Canyonlands Scrapbook Kit.

Here's a closer look at the journaling portion on the bottom: 

For the journaling I just created a 4 inch x 6 inch canvas in Photoshop and wrote out my journaling. I printed on my PictureMate PM400 onto photo paper and then cut it up to create the strips. 

I bet you have a photo you could enlarge this weekend to get one of your stories told! 

Have a great one. 

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  1. SusanBowers says…
    01/21/2016

    Yea! for traditional scrapbook pages found on the blog. What a great page! Story Kits are amazing!

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  2. Bellaa75 says…
    01/21/2016

    Thanks for sharing. I LOVE seeing your scrapbook layouts and this one is awesome! Love the photo and love the story. #goaligo

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  3. JustMel says…
    01/21/2016

    Ali, this is fabulous! Looks like you had such an awesome time! I really need to try to do a layout with a large picture, looks awesome!

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  4. mtercha says…
    01/21/2016

    Love this! Awesome. Michelle t

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  5. irenespie says…
    01/21/2016

    wow, Awesome

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  6. SuseFish says…
    01/21/2016

    Love!

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  7. Loydene says…
    01/21/2016

    I love this layout! It makes me smile!

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  8. kelseymcevoy says…
    01/21/2016

    Full-page photos are MY FAVE. This one is SO. GOOD.

    Now, if only I had a spare $1,000 lying around for a wide-format printer...time to pinch some pennies now that I have a solid rec of which one to get!

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      01/21/2016

      Did you see the mention of the newer version that is half the price? I think the one I use is that much because it's older now.

    2. claraogren says…
      01/21/2016

      I've been looking at this one: http://amzn.to/1Uehvah. It's $150. Still not cheap, but way cheaper in comparison. It does 13x19 as well. The reviews are mixed, but I've had good luck with Canon printers, the Pixmas in particular.

    3. claraogren says…
      01/21/2016

      For a bit more money, there's this one too, which apparently is more geared towards photos. http://amzn.to/1nbTyFG

  9. bookemper says…
    01/21/2016

    I love this layout! Large photo layouts are always one of my favorites, but I especially love this page!

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      01/21/2016

      Thanks!

  10. alisonmcdaniel says…
    01/21/2016

    Know what I especially love about that picture? There are no kids in it. I mean, you're at Disneyland - the most kid filled place ever. It shows me that Disney magic is just as much for grown ups as it is for kids.

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      01/21/2016

      Oh it totally is! It's one of the things I've so enjoyed is being able to just go with friends.

  11. papergoddess says…
    01/21/2016

    this is great. these are the types of layouts i love bcz they are simple, yet say so much. So happy to see a traditional layout in your feed again!

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  12. virginiegoujon says…
    01/21/2016

    Awesome!

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  13. jchurch2 says…
    01/21/2016

    Love this! The embellishments on the page somehow add to the excitement.

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  14. estamm says…
    01/21/2016

    Love the layout and your Story Kits Ali! Keep them coming!!!

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  15. peggy1958sue says…
    01/21/2016

    LOVE the layout. I DO HOPE I CAN DO ONE OF THESE "ONE OF THESE DAYS"! Weren't you afraid of dropping your phone??!!! OH MY GOSH!!! GOOD ONE ALI!!!

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  16. HeidiR says…
    01/21/2016

    I love the image you are using for the layout! Question...I assume you are resizing you image in Photoshop so do you make a template for the 13 x 19 image and print out a couple of 4 x 6's in addition to your 12 x 12 as to not waste paper? Or possibly just save the extra and trim to 4 x 6 sizes after the fact?

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    1. AliEdwards says…
      01/21/2016

      Sometimes I do and sometimes I just have excess. I could definitely trim the extra down to 4x6 and run it through my smaller printer.

  17. jdj247 says…
    01/22/2016

    Love love love! Can hardly wait to play with this kit! Planning to.use for Valentine's day cards and my and hubby's 7th anniversary. Much love and thanks to a great story kit.

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  18. Farrbo says…
    01/22/2016

    LOVE the idea of printing the journaling and cutting it into strips to match the other embellishments! Really adds to the page. And makes me want to go to Disneyland again. :-)

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  19. KarenC says…
    01/22/2016

    I love this photo! I love everyone's faces and I love that it shows what guts you have to take it! The layout accents it brilliantly!

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  20. joblackford says…
    01/25/2016

    My hubby and BIL also hated the ferris wheel at DCA! I guess they were hungover or something... It freaked me out, but I liked it.

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  21. lizness says…
    01/08/2017

    Oh my goodness! What an awesome photo!!! =)

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