• Allison

"Road Trip" and Using Photo Blocks




A few days ago I booked our next family vacation and the second I clicked the button to send payment for our condo, the excitement washed over me. The excitement of another adventure always puts an impossible-to-remove smile on my face. Even though we typically vacation to the same spot every year, each year brings a completely different experience. I'm ready to go!





Vacations and travel tend to bring out the photographer in all of us, even the non-scrapbookers. And if you are a scrapbooker...we are taking insane amounts of photos. Last year, on average I was taking about 3,000-6,000 photos a day. A day! In my defense, on our beach vacations I use a GoPro for water photography and I shoot in burst mode which takes 30 photos at a time. It's the best way to make sure you don't miss the action.







Naturally, because I have so many photos after a vacation, I try to include as many as I can on my layouts while still leaving some room for fun design elements too. One of my favorite ways to do both is to include a large block of photos and then create my designs around it. I will typically create a block of photos that covers a wide area from left to right and go from top to bottom of the page.


The great thing about photo blocks is that they are easy to create and you have endless photo combination options.





This layout has 11 photos in a large block while reserving some space for arrows strips, some smaller photos of the RV we drove and the state signs we passed by, and also some travel-ish embellishments.





A little tip for photo blocks: you might want to edge your photos or add small photo mats. Doing so really helps each individual photo stand out on it's own instead of getting lost. This is especially helpful with travel photos when all of your pictures might have similar looks.




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