Hello Thursday -- Big Pictures

Hello friends!  I'm glad to see you today!  Just so you know.  Especially at this time of year when all of us are stinkin' busy, the fact that you'd take a moment to stop by and see what I have to do is such a blessing to me.

I got to do a family photo session with a very dear friend and her family a few weeks ago and I've chosen my favorite shot from the bunch to create the layout I'm sharing today.

I've found that when it comes to family photos, I often want to do a really BIG photo so that it gets properly showcased. So many good looking faces deserve lots of space, don't you agree?

I can't recall whether I've shared how I typically do this so I thought I'd give you a wee tip on how I accomplish big photos right in my home.

I have a box of 11x14 Matte Heavy photo paper on my shelf.  I pull a sheet, cut it down to 8.5 by 14 and run it through my printer.  I'll have sized the photo iteself in Photoshop to 8.5 x 12 or 8x12.  I then change the paper setting to legal sized and print it right out of my standard office ink jet printer.  Works like a charm.

There was a sort of distracting element in the lower right of the photo.  But no problem, I used the red striped bag from this months Scrapbook Circle kit, All is Bright, to cover up those elements.  Then I added some other goodies from Stars were Gleaming and All is Bright to complete the look. That's one of the things I like about large photos, you can add embellishments right on top of them.

I also wanted to have the Maya Road trim layer over the top edge of the photo but it needed something to finish the look.  So I scooted it down slightly and added a strip of the Crate Vellum underneath it to give it an edge and a bit of gleam.  I pretty much always sew trims down as it's the best way to get them to stick in my mind.

Do you scrap with extra large photos?  How do you come by them?  Print at home or send out for printing?


  1. I have never scrapped such a large photo although I love the look. A photo that size costs about $5 a print here which is a bit off putting! Love the layout.

  2. The biggest I have scrapped is the kids school pics (8x10) typically...lol! I love love love love love how you did this!!!! Sooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee that trim at the top, the little bag in the corner ... and the photo itself is gorgeous!!!

  3. I love it Ursula!!! I am going to have to give that a try!!!!

  4. This is so cool! No, I've never scrapped a large photo like that. I can't print them here and the cost is prohibitive.

  5. very nice thanks for sharng.. awesome page..

  6. This is awesome. I know scrapping large photos are great when younhave only a few scraps left from a kit. Covering the corner was a great idea Laura. Www.whosthischick.com

  7. Love this!!! I need to print some bigger pics off! Next time I am at Archivers I need a coupon to print the larger prints!!!

  8. I have never scrapped with large photos, but have always wanted to. Get this, it's 2012 and we don't have a printer. I haven't had one since 2006. Whenever I need something printed, I just email to my husband and he does it at work...but he can't do "frivolous" things like photos. What font did you use for the "family fun?" Did you cut it with the Silhouette?

    1. That is actually a sticker sheet from Studio Calico's Wonderland line. But it's likely a font that could be found somewhere.

  9. Love it, but never sure how to print it! Thanks for sharing the how-to!

  10. What a beautiful photo! The colors here are so fun!


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