If you've only got a few moments to sneak in some scrapping, here's a layout that you can complete in record time, and it's brought to you by my very favorite design framework - the undisputably easy 9-square grid! I've used this tic-tac-toe style foundation on countless pages but because the elements within the grid change with every layout, it still looks fresh.
For this page, I've featured four photos from my childhood (and, er, please direct any comments about my hideous bowl haircut to my mother, who assures me this is was a stylish and trendy coif for the early 70s. I have yet to take solace in that, because the emotional scars from being mistaken for a boy for most of my youth just run too deep. *sob* )
The photos were different orientations and sizes, so I knew each square of the grid wouldn't be identical. By mixing in slightly various sizes of patterned paper squares, as well as a large flower and number for my title, the grid squares are asymetrical, but balanced.
I added embroidered stitching to divide my grid, and also around the outer edge of my die cut numbers. To see a detailed tutorial on this easy embroidery technique, hop over to the BasicGrey blog!