Thursday, October 2, 2008

Scrapbooking, Then and Now - Page Sizes

Am I excessive and obsessive about scrapbooking?  The evidence are literally stacked against me.  A frenzy of packing, and the house is a mess because whatever were in the cupboards are now in boxes stacked floor to ceiling, occupying all the floor space.  I can now officially declare I have more scrapbooking supplies than clothes.  

I started scrapping on 8 1/2 x 11 papers.  But when I was in the USA, 12 x 12 supplies was more readily available.  I began mixing the different pages sizes by simply aligning the punched holes on the page protectors.
There was so much real estate on these larger pages that I found it very difficult to make pleasing page arrangements.  Thus, the pages often end up being symmetrical with titles spanning the spread.
Indianopolis Architecture.

My favourite way to mix pages is to enclose each series of pages for an event between 12 x 12 title and closing pages.

When the inner 8 1/2 x 11 pages are turned, the borders of the 12 x 12 title and closing pages appear to frame the pages.

In the following, the titles frame the inner pages.

Springfield, Lincoln's Home.

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