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Lately I have become a little obsessed with printing oversized photos and including those in my albums. I simply haven’t been crafting as frequently as I’d like to and began “batch printing”. I decided that I wanted the photos printed. If I had the photos printed, then sometimes the stories are already told.  As I declutter and cull my digital photos each month, I am sending a batch of photos to my local printing shop, Newfoundland Canvas. However, because I am currently printing in advance, I was picking out a couple of my favourites from each month and blowing them up to 8×11”. Practically every other photo is printed in 3×4 so that the option of plopping photos in a “wham, bam, thank you ma’am” style pocket page is there. I will tell you though that I typically print from home, in fact, the two 8.5×11” photos you see in today’s projects are actually printed at home. When I have a toddler racing around or I am waiting in the dance school parking lot, it’s just as easy for me to send those photos off to the experts to print – plus, their quality of printing is completely unmatched. (Honestly, they ship anywhere in Canada and it’s worth it) So, here I am with a couple oversized photos. In this first one “play”, you can easily see why I went down that playful road – how fun would it be to be 7 again? I had a monthly story kit from Ali Edwards called Laugh on my desk so I took embellishments from that kit and brought this photo to life. There’s no journaling but I really feel that the story is there. Not many words needed. My second layout, “Light”, worked in a different way because I wanted to include some additional pictures. This story spans 3 days and it’s tough to sum it up in one photo. But here I am doing it. I’ve now done this several times and I am really loving the idea of layering photos on top of oversized photos. It feels like I am rebelling… kind of like when I don’t have a title in a layout… come to the dark side with me, my friends!

I’d love to see your layouts whether oversized or not! Be sure to tag me @cathycaines and @csmscrapbooker !
Until next time,

Cathy Caines Creative Scrapbooker Magazine
Cathy Caines

Cathy Caines, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator
2013-14, 2017, 2018 Stampin’ Up! Artisan Design Team Member
2014-Present Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Blogger
2017-Present Simple Scrapper Creative Team Member
2020-21 Ali Edwards Guest Story Teller
St. John’s, Newfoundland Labrador

Supplies used are Stampin’ Up! cardstock, Stampin’ Up! linen thread, Ali Edwards cork words, Ali Edwards chipboard embellishments, Ali Edwards ‘Light’ acrylic words, vintage tag, etc Village of inspired people


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  1. Melissa Carrier-Brewer Reply

    Love this idea!! Pictures tell the story best and I love the idea of using larger photos on my scrapbooking page. Can’t wait to try it.

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