Sweet Noelle, soon to be Mrs. K, over at Lil Bits and Pieces of Me shares her scrapbook each Sunday. I thought I might join her party and share a book I worked on last Sunday.
Inspired by a fellow scrappin' friend, I've always wanted to put together a book devoted to my favorite black and white photos. I typically use 12x12 pages, but I was excited to try a Milestone album. (It also forced me to be a bit more creative than just "copying" Jenn's b & w masterpiece). The beauty in these albums is that you simply slide your photos into pockets (like the good ole' days, right Jodi???). However, there is still plenty of opportunity for embellishments.
In laying out my pages I went nuts with my shape makers. No longer are they feeling neglected by the lack of attention they've seen since the introduction of the power palettes. I especially enjoyed creating the cover page. I won't mention how long I spent on this one page, but I'll happily entertain you guesses in the comments;)
Before I started this book I debated whether I wanted the mats and decorations to be exclusively black and white as well as the pictures, or if I wanted to contrast the pictures with bright colors. In the end I chose to add one piece of color to each page, as you might notice in the pages below.
Since the slide in pockets in this album are all 4x6 0r 4.5x6.5 spots, they require a little creative cropping to incorporate 5x7 and 8x10 photos.
I will look forward to adding to this album over the years as we collect new, timeless favorites!