Great photography is the starting point to a great scrapbook but what do you do with all those photos that you love but don’t know quite what to do with? Well, Kathy Thompson is back again today with us and she’s going to give us an ingenious solution to that problem.

Here is Kathy with her fabulous tips and project:

I have been scrapbooking for a number of years now, and I am at the point where I know what I like. Period.

Try as I might, I have to force myself to scrapbook multi-photo layouts. The layouts I am drawn to are most definitely clean, linear and timeless. . . and showcase one photo.

Now, that doesn’t mean I don’t take a lot of pictures – I do… hundreds and hundreds! And of those hundreds, I edit a lot of them, because I love a lot of them. But for me, that doesn’t necessarily translate into scrapbooking them. I’ve taken that pressure off of myself, by allowing myself to scrapbook only the pictures that I really feel need to make it onto a scrapbooking page.

What do I do with the rest of them? That’s easy, they all make it into a photo album. But sometimes, I have so many favourites I want to do more with them than put them into my photo albums!

In the case of these photos of my daughter Rebecca and her friends at the beach, I scrapbooked the one I wanted to scrapbook:

It’s the Climb by Kathy Thompson

And to house the rest, so that she could sit and look through them whenever she wanted, I altered a simple wooden box, picked up at the dollar store!

So now she has her own ‘album’ to go through whenever she wants, and I got to scrapbook the kind of page I like to scrapbook!

My challenge to you is to create a ‘home’ for those photos you love, that don’t make it onto your scrapbook pages!

Article by: Kathy Thompson Laffoley