read about the last time we went here.
While I was talking to my family members on the phone and hearing about the crazy hail storms and incessant rain they've had, I realized I hadn't ever shown my layout about our previous trip. I thought I'd go back and pull it out to show.
One thing that made this layout a challenge was that I had SO many pictures and so much journaling. There was no way I could get down to just two or three pictures. I managed to narrow it down to 16 photos - and that was hard enough! Then I needed to have room to tell the main story of the trip plus some notes on each photo. To me, the challenging thing about having so much is that the more you have, the more whitespace you need for the eye to be able to make sense of what is there. I settled on a design that allowed me to include all those pictures and all that text and still have plenty of empty space (green space functioning as whitespace this time).
To do that I really had to rely heavily on the structure provided by a grid, so I made several small collage photos in Picasa, printed them as 4x6s, and cut them apart to be used in a long strip of images. I put them at the bottom of the page since the block seemed so weighty. That allowed space for some featured images at the top.
Finally, I used number stickers to number each image and journaled it's corresponding note below the grid. This has given me a formula I can return to when I have tons of pictures for one story. You make recognize I used it again here in the Kindergarten year-in-review layout. Give it a try if you need a design for lots of photos!