Monday, April 16, 2012

Another vacation album in the making...

I've been a little quiet on the blog front - I've keeping my nose to the grindstone working on my summer vacation album. My design process this year was a variation on last year's process. This year I didn't design a theme template. Instead I decided to use a selection of Maplebrook Studio templates with rounded photo masks like these:

I've put the photo masks onto Stapled Photos Layered Templates (I also used these last year - I love the dimension they give).
Then I selected a range of paper packs that had subtle patterns and colors that would work with my photos such as:

I have used each of these paper packs many times already, and I mention these products because...

templates and paper packs are ALL 30% off at Designer Digitals this week!

So if you were thinking of starting a larger project like this, it's an ideal time to do it!
I have also used some favorite kits from Lynn Grieveson, such as Stormy Weather Kit, Wild Weekend Kit, April Morning Kit, and a variety of brushes. A few pages are below, all linked to my DD gallery where you'll find the credits if you want to know more.

So once I'd settled on the basic design, a few templates and paper packs, the rest seems to fall into place fairly quickly. It needs to, because this album is 100 pages long!!
... back to that grindstone... ;)


  1. I love, love your full-page photos but I fear my photos aren't up to snuff to copy you. Sad, but true! Your album looks amazing, as always. Thanks for your comments on my blog - so much appreciated. It's nice to know I'm not just talking to myself!

  2. Esther, your pages are absolutely stunning!!! I love this album! I like photos full page with mosaics on the other page. I'm a fan ;)
    And here the rain continues to fall and nevertheless the spring is there :-

  3. Really superb , pairing the templates and frames. Love the way you think.

  4. I love seeing all the pages together. They look fantastic. And of course I especially love the emphasis on photos. The large photo page is just perfect!

  5. you know what ? your album is just stunning ! a mix of full size pictures, and frames, I like it !!

  6. I would so much like to see this 'in real life' ... you produce magical holiday books, Esther! I can never get all my photos to 'fit' together! Love this book! :)

  7. an amazing album!!! love it!!!


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