The grid is a design I go back to again and again. It is fast and easy, it is fun to add lots of pictures, and then it allows you to get creative filling the non photo spaces. Also, it is a good way to use up scraps. Finally, it is an easy way to incorporate lots of patterns without overwhelming your photos. Here is my recent grid layout using the Scrapbook Circle May Kit My Favorite:
Probably using 9 different patterned papers would overwhelm a layout if you used too much of each, but here in itty bitty squares they still let the photos do the talking. Once I have all my squares laid out the way I want, the fun begins and I get to play around with what other goodies I want to include, like the Maggie Holmes bow:
Or bits of the title, or a popped up Lily Bee sticker:
You can break out of the structure of the grid a bit to include some journaling strips from the Scrapbook Circle printable:
And frame the whole thing with another piece of the printable stitched to the bottom and some torn washi at the top:
So, do you love a good grid or do you find them too structured? Inquiring minds want to know!