Howdy From Texas: navy background - from Enjoy the Ride by Sexy and Hot Mama Scrapper,
Now that I have aged you more than you wish, I want to share how one page in my scrapbook deviated a little bit from the overall color scheme I had chosen. The reason is I really wanted this layout to jump out. My family left the midwest in the late 70s and moved to The Lone Star state, my beloved Texas. As such, I wanted a page that didn't necessarily compliment the schematics of my photos, but the fact I'm now in my new home state.
Thankfully the van that moved my family of five (mom, dad, brother, self, and dog) over 1,100 miles during the summer was white! This reduced the possibility of any color clashes with the Red, White, and Blue color scheme that is representative of this southern state. I arranged the photos with the story first and then the photos across the bottom. They start as we drove out of the driveway in Ohio and the feature our new apartment in a Houston suburb. The large apartment photo has a caption from my first scrapbook attempt. I was unable to remove the glued on paper, so I let it be. Just another way of making previous mistakes work for me. (Never let the fear of making a mistake keep you from making a scrapbook. You can rework it later, if need be!)
I really love this simple layout that marks a major transition in my young life. Be sure to document the places where you lived. If the place you lived has a 'traditional' color scheme, play that up, even if it isn't exactly the same as your overall album. The variance in the color choices can emphasis your adventures.