Happy New Year!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday season and made lots of memories to scrapbook!  Have you browsed through our recent Scrapbook & Cards Today winter issue?  There are so many creative ideas to get your 2017 scrapbooking underway! 

In this issue I shared my photo tip to use black and white photos on a Christmas layout.  My initial thought about converting colour photos to black/white would be that I would lose the ‘real-life’ capture moment of the photo. I’ve changed my mind having scrapped a few pages with black/white photos.  I love the contrast of the photos with the colourful patterns of papers and embellishments in the background.  I also like to crop the photos close to capture facial expressions that are so special.

My Christmas layout as seen in the winter issue:




Here are some other layouts using black/white photos. 




I hope you give this easy photo tip a try, happy scrapbooking!

~ Virginia Nebel