"I can hardly believe that it's two years since the school trip to Paris," said The (Not So) Small One as she rifled through a little stack of pictures on my desk.
It's true. that Paris pile has been sitting there since she came back. Oh, she was so excited to show me her photos!
She had made such a good job of recording lots of little details - the high railings, the low windows, fast food, slow traffic, exploding suitcases, snaking queues: all of it, all mixed in with a happy succession of smiling selfies. Makes me laugh, now, to think of the one roll of film I took with me on my school trip years ago. Two photos a day I think I stuck to. So, when I started to look back and realise that we still had lots of printed out pictures (even after the late night hurry-up-and-get-that-homework-project-finished-up-and-handed-in thing), I decided to make a page to record the art of snapping Paris.
...and just as I was planning it, Get It Scrapped started talking about pages designed with three columns. Columns? Eiffel Tower? That sounded like a plan.
I thought a column design would be perfect. It took a bit of working at in the end, though. I like arranging things in grids and squares; and I thought this would be a similar kind of process. But truthfully? I found it more of a challenge. My columns wouldn't stack up! At last, I found it worked if I started in the middle, building from the top of the page down, and, once that was done, adding the left and right sides. I'm kind of interested in the discovery that this particular page design doesn't seem to want to work for me. I might have to make another one, work it through, see what I'm missing..
And the best place to start is probably - yes- over at Get It Scrapped