Keeping It Simple - Everyday Moments Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

Keeping It Simple – Everyday Moments Layout

(This post is part of my Focus Your Craft & Soul Blog Event – see the list of all the posts HERE!)

Like my ‘Enjoy The Little Things’ Photo Binder, this everyday moments layout is about those snapshots of time that are often rushed through or unappreciated, but which all add up to make our lives special!

Keeping It Simple - Everyday Moments Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

I took photos of lots of little moments during our normal days of school, nursery, and work for hubby, and then put them all into a photo collage in PicMonkey, using a ‘Jigsaw’ layout and setting the pixels to 3300 x 2100:

Keeping It Simple - Everyday Moments Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

I printed the photo at 12 x 8″ – making sure to check the crop of the image – the left and right sides were cropped off slightly but it looked fine. Then I found a Simple Stories gridded piece of 12×12 paper (with a camera and some arrows on to fit our focus theme), and some Webster’s Pages ‘Dream In Colour’ stickers as I wanted to use the ‘live, laugh, love’ and ‘what a day’ stickers:

Keeping It Simple - Everyday Moments Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

Then it was very easy to put the page together, as the photo collage took up so much of the page there wasn’t much else I could do!

I kept it simple even further by counting the ‘Life Documented’ words on the paper as my title. I added a small chipboard ‘right now’ circle to the center of the camera though – and added an enamel shape as a ‘flash’:

Keeping It Simple - Everyday Moments Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

The journaling was prompted by one of the Amy Tangerine Creative Handbook practices that I showed you HERE – it was what I created from the blackout poem. I changed it and added to it a little but you can see the original black out poem is still there too:

Keeping It Simple - Everyday Moments Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

I couldn’t just restrict the embellishments to the grid-patterned area as there was hardly any space there, so I did stick a few on top of the photo collage:

Keeping It Simple - Everyday Moments Layout at Jennifer Grace Creates

I just made sure not to add too many as I didn’t want to make it too busy!

Be Inspired:

Make a photo collage and use it on a project

Use words printed onto patterned paper as your title or sentiment

Add stickers or embellishments on top of a photo

Do you ever scrapbook the everyday moments? I certainly don’t do this enough. I think I should do a page like this once a year!

I’ll see you again at 7pm for another sponsored giveaway!

Jennifer x

20 Comments
  • Linda Reilly
    Reply

    Something you never do is take every day photos and a great idea with how you used them xx

    May 16, 2015 at 6:22 pm
  • Frances
    Reply

    These everyday moments are precious!

    May 16, 2015 at 6:53 pm
  • Dawn Cheshire
    Reply

    Love your page, it’s very similar in style to a page by one of your hoppers who was following Ali Edwards Day in the life.

    May 16, 2015 at 7:12 pm
  • Jackie Edwards
    Reply

    Love it!!!!!! Really must take lots of ‘moments’ photos…this is such a great idea!!!!!!!!

    May 16, 2015 at 8:33 pm
  • Sharon
    Reply

    Its nice to see that I’m not the only one who does this, but I do it every year, for just one week. The first week of the summer holidays with my kids… it’s just lovely to see what we do during that first week and compare it year on year. x

    May 16, 2015 at 8:35 pm
  • every day moments are so important, and how quickly we forget how important they are

    May 16, 2015 at 8:47 pm
  • sarah
    Reply

    Love the big collage – definitely going to try doing this!! Similar to Ruth’s blog post in the hop!!

    May 16, 2015 at 10:20 pm
  • show casing your everyday photos this way is lovely x

    May 16, 2015 at 10:25 pm
  • similar to my blog hop project …. first time I have used a collage of photos on a layout but will do it again

    May 16, 2015 at 10:45 pm
  • I really need to learn how to put photos together in a collage like you have… might have a try (just not super computer saavy!!!)
    Love how your page came together, and I don’t think it needs anything else because the photos say it all. Love this!
    Yep, I do scrap the everyday stuff – in PL form – that’s helps 🙂 Just need to journal more!!!

    May 17, 2015 at 1:10 am
  • I love that you made your photo collage the star of your layout!

    May 17, 2015 at 1:45 am
  • I do scrap the everyday moments fairly often and find that I really like those pages. I even had my hubby take a selfie at work one day so I would have a photo of him in his office.

    May 17, 2015 at 3:55 am
  • This is fabulous! And it’s a really good idea doing it once a year, too:):) I love how you’ve used Picmonkey… that & Pixlr are my two faves!!! And I REALLY adore all the little bits and bobs you’ve added:):) ADORE this one:):)

    May 17, 2015 at 11:33 am
  • jengd
    Reply

    The pre-printed photo collage works wonderfully!

    May 17, 2015 at 2:05 pm
  • Janet
    Reply

    I do not scrap the everyday moments enough. I really should do it more often.

    May 17, 2015 at 7:15 pm
  • Emily
    Reply

    This is a really cute layout!. I love that you used a lot of pictures and in a collage as well.

    May 17, 2015 at 9:50 pm
  • LeAnne S
    Reply

    I’m going to have to try PicMonkey soon. Great layout.

    May 18, 2015 at 12:14 am
  • A lovely way to scrap all those ‘odd’ photos that maybe wouldn’t warrant a page on their own……and it gives such a good overall picture of all those little moments that make up our everyday lives.

    May 18, 2015 at 6:22 pm
  • You’re right, and my life too is constantly on the go with the kids, but it’s my life and I love the routine of it all.

    You make planning these LO’s look so simple….and are actually demystifying it all for me.

    Thank you

    May 18, 2015 at 10:50 pm
  • What a great LO! These everyday moments are super-special.
    <3 J

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    HerPeacefulGarden.blogspot.com

    May 22, 2015 at 1:56 am

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