Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Design Principles for the Scrapbook Page


Design Principles for the Scrapbook Page has been rewritten and is now available with video! Debbie Hodge's popular class has taught thousands of memory keepers the fundamentals of putting together a scrapbook page. This updated version is now available with a fresh 100+ page PDF and 12 brand new video lessons. I've seen the updated PDF and it is fantastic!  

The best news? Now through Friday, August 22nd you can save 40% on this class.  Instead of the full price of $24, you pay only $14.40! That is a great deal any way you slice it. You can see more of the details here. 

This is one class that I find myself referring to again and again in my scrapping. I can't recommend it highly enough for any level of scrapper. I hope you will check it out.

Monday, August 18, 2014

YouTube Scrapbooking Process Video

I recently uploaded a new scrapbooking process video on my YouTube channel. It began with this sketch from Write.Click.Scrapbook., but soon took on a life of it's own. You can see the rest of my process and the finished layout right here or over at my YouTube channel.




Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Telling My Scrapbook Page Story with a Venn Diagram

I love the visual storytelling that occurs on a scrapbook layout, so for this page I turned to a popular info graphic design, the Venn diagram, to tell my tale. This page is about the birth of our granddaughter. The interlocking hearts contain the names of our daughter in-law, son and granddaughter in a color scheme that echoes their union with a union of color. When red and yellow combine they make orange, thus our granddaughter's name is in orange.

I used my Silhouette to cut out three sets of hearts and layered them on the page for a tone-on-tone effect with dimension. The title and date are cut out of the white cardstock and backed with black cardstock. The names are letter stickers from Jillibean Soup. I thought I would embellish the page, but just fell in love with the simplicity and left it alone.

You can see what the rest of the Get It Scrapped! Creative Team did in the full article.

Check out the Get It Scrapped Membership! It combines Masterful Scrapbook Design's magazine format and live design conversations with the hands-on video tutorials of Scrapbook Coach in one all-access pass. Membership now includes access to a library of sketches and Photoshop templates! The newest Masterful Scrapbook Design class ebook, Product Play, is ready for members with 10 live events scheduled during July and August on the topic. Click here to view more details



Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Favorite Fonts for Scrapbook Page Titles

Have you ever thought about a scrapbook page title not only telling your story in words, but also conveying the mood of your layout? That is what I tried to do by combining two of my favorite fonts on this page about our day trip to Kelleys Island on Lake Erie last summer.


Based on the sign welcoming us to the island, I chose similar font styles and colors to create the title for my layout. Using the offset feature on my Silhouette, I created custom mats for the letters to help them pop off the page. The script font is Lobster and the serif font is ChunkFiveEx. Both are free and available at dafont.com 


Hopefully I succeeded in conveying a fresh and casual nautical mood with this title. I love pairing two different styles of fonts, in this case a bold, condensed script with an ultrabold serif. You can see what the rest of the Get It Scrapped! Creative Team did in the full article.

Check out the Get It Scrapped Membership! It combines Masterful Scrapbook Design's magazine format and live design conversations with the hands-on video tutorials of Scrapbook Coach in one all-access pass. Membership now includes access to a library of sketches and Photoshop templates! The newest Masterful Scrapbook Design class ebook, Product Play, is ready for members with 10 live events scheduled during July and August on the topic. Click here to view more details

Friday, August 1, 2014

A Scrapbook Title That Says It All

Sometimes on a scrapbook page, one appropriate title and one appealing photo are all that's necessary. Especially when they go as well together as this title from the Silhouette online store paired with this photo of my husband and granddaughter. 

The look on his face. How do I even attempt to describe that?

Collection Featured: Jenni Bowlin Papercrafting and Artisian Add On Kits, April 2014

This page was created for the August Gallery over at Write.Click.Scrapbook.!  This month's theme is The Best. No journaling necessary. I just added their names and ages. You can find more inspiration from the rest of the team right here