Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hip to be Square

Yesterday, Get It Scrapped! shared an article for using Square photos on your layouts.  If you are like me, and LOVE Instagram, then you are probably using a lot of Square photos on your layouts lately.  Here is how I took on the assignment and make sure you visit Get It Scrapped! for more ideas from the Creative Team for using Square photos:







 

I took these photos of our son, at a local Dog Show, but since they were close ups, I wanted to use them for an everyday layout rather than based on the theme of where we were that day.  I have been working with Square photos very consistently on my pages.  With the popularity of Instagram and other photo apps, square photos are easy to upload and print from your home computer or through photo printing services.  One of the big advantages to designing with square photos, is that most of us are already designing on a square...12x12 sheets of paper.  This makes setting up the design of your page very easy and Square photos are perfect for grid designs.  I created a grid design by pairing two Square photos with two square pieces, cut from patterned paper.  Square photos can also work for adding a lot of photos to your layout.  If you printed your photos at 2 inches or 2.5 inches, you could make a single page layout that included many photos, rather than having to spread them out over a double page format.

Supplies:  Patterned Paper, Wood Veneers & Spray Mist:  Studio Calico; Chevron Mask:  The Crafter's Workshop; Tin Pin:  October Afternoon;  Washi Tape:  Love My Tapes; Punch:  EK Success; Font:  CK Chloe; Pen:  Zig Memory System


21 comments:

Kathy Skou said...

Cute Cute Cute! Love all the little details, the flair, speech bubbles and that little face is too cute!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeee this!! LOVING the colors, the square grid design and love love love that big arrow!!!

orange gearle said...

I love that arrow, too. Totally makes it. And those pictures just had to be scrapped. Love 'em. What a cutie patootie.

Andrea said...

I love the font of "close up!" What a cute layout! I love those little wood veneer letters! I never got those! :)

Debbie P said...

Love the squares and grid style. Squares are fun and easy to work with. You rocked the challenge!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

I love square photos too, makes designing the layout a little easier, love this page Ashley, very cute elements and photos :)

Jenny Evans said...

Love this one, Ashley!!

Debbie said...

Loving all of the arrows Ashley! Great colors and pictures!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Your grid design is FABULOUS, Ashley, and I adore the gray and orange together! Such an adorable, boy page!

Patricia Roebuck said...

I love that collection and how you used it here, Ashley! And love those square photos!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a fabulous LO for these adorable photos!! Where you at the dog show to watch or do you show? Our DD's showed obedience for quite a few years with the UKC and 4-H. What an amazing experience for them!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Annette said...

aww what a cutie..love this layout.. of course..hehe

Lynn said...

I love you box design and mix of colors and patterns. The orange mixed with the blue/ green is so eye catching! And of course you know I love all those little elements!!

soapHOUSEmama said...

oh, i love the design you worked up with these square photos!!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Love this grid design, Ashley! It works so well with your square photos!

~amy~ said...

very cool. Happy Friday!

Sue Althouse said...

Wonderful page, love the fun colors! You are right, instagrams are perfect, really love scrapping with them.

Viji Siddharth said...

This is so cool Ashley! I love this line, so apt for boys..the blues and the greens! I love the grid design and the chalkboard bubble! So cute!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Fabulous page! I love the speech bubbles and the stencil work. The color palette is fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration!

Diana Waite said...

what a SWEET little face! I love the page!!

Kelly Jean said...

Love this design! Such an inspiration for square photos!