Hello, hello! Another amazing month designing with a The Wild Hare Kit.

This month I am again focused on travel. I am really starting to make a dent in my travel photos and loving every creative minute of it. I feel like I relive the trip with every page I scrapbook.  I asked for a Deluxe Kit this month that was inspired by the new Pinkfresh Studio, Out and About collection and oh I am so glad I did – I love every single embellishment and paper in my kit.

Check out my unboxing video if you want to see all the great goodies I received.

Today I want to encourage you to consider a grid layout.

If you are like me, and I am thinking a few of you may be, you take just a few too many photos at any event or celebration or when travelling. And if you are also a little like me, you find it super difficult to reduce the number of photos you have before you scrapbook. When it comes to travel photos that means either each day of a trip becomes way too many layouts, or I can embrace a grid design and keep a trip to maybe one album on the shelf. Grid it is!

When I was walking my first day walking of the Camino in France and Spain in 2017, I made sure to capture each of the different terrains of the trail and every amazing view, but this has led to 4 traditional 12×12 layouts and 2 Traveler’s Notebook spreads and I still have 9 photos left.  Hello grid design!

I simply cut down each photo to 3×3, picked my favourite busy but muted pattern from my Kit and then just started laying different embellishments and bits of my kit with each of the 9 photos. I added a very honest title (this is the toughest day of the Camino by far!) and voila!

I love how the layout turned out. This day was so very tough, and many pilgrims actually quit the Camino after this day, and I have to say I can appreciate that – it was so tough. I think the layout design with all the different photos and embellishments all over really represents the way too many thoughts running through my head that day as I embarked on my first 30km day of a 600km journey on foot. Tough enough? Yup we were sure!

Thanks for stopping by and happy crafting!

Brande