Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Two Page Tuesday: Cluster Design Foundation

I think it's fairly common to see a cluster foundation on a single page scrapbook layout, but what about a two-page design? I did just that on this layout about exploring the hidden treasures of a lifelong avid collector. 


Using Debbie Hodge's Scrapbook Coach Class #13 as inspiration, I created a circle and bracket cluster foundation for my layout. I cut an 11" circle with my Silhouette and divided it between the two pages. The large doily, scalloped borders and rounded corner on the journaling block keep the organic shape flowing around the page. 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

Monday, July 14, 2014

Visual Storytelling Class


I'm very excited about this brand new class from Debbie Hodge called Visual Storytelling. What's got me all hyped up? The content and the format of this class. And the price.

The Contents In A Nutshell
Each day I will get a PDF lesson with a challenge, a video lesson, access to a live event with a guest designer, and a community forum. Everything will remain available, so if I miss a day or want to work at my own pace later, no problem. Here are the lesson topics:

Elements and Layers of Story and Tools for Visual Storytelling 
Visual Storytelling with Photos
Visual Storytelling with Design Elements
Visual Storytelling with Image and Type
Visual Storytelling with Layout Format and Design

The Format
The entire class will be delivered to me in just five days, starting on Monday, July 28th. Again, if I can't be around that week, I can still access all the lessons, videos and recordings and the forums will remain open. But I just love getting all this in one concentrated dose!

The Price
Now through July 18th, the class is being offered at 25% off the original price. You can also get a 6-month Get It Scrapped! Membership at 25% off and receive the Visual Storytelling class absolutely free! I'd love to see you in class!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Pushing My Scrapbook Patterned Paper Story

Have you ever considered that you have a scrapbook patterned paper story? Those are the prints you are drawn to and select again and again for your layouts. My typical pattern story is simple and geometric: dots, stripes, chevrons and grids, for the most part. 



This page is about our granddaughter at one day old. Isn't she adorable? The baby blanket in the photo inspired me to create this Pinterest board and push my patterned paper story to include a leopard print as part of the design. I'm happy with the result because I included just enough of the new pattern to make a statement while staying true to my style.

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



Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Go To Designs: Scrapbook Layout and Process Video

My newest YouTube scrapbooking process video focuses on a favorite page design. Can you guess what it is? The layout was created for the July Gallery over at Write.Click.Scrapbook.! This month's theme is The Great Outdoors.


Collection Featured: Amy Tangerine Plus One

If you said the Blocked Design, you are correct! This layout celebrates one of my favorite summer flowers, the Black-eyed Susan. I think they are just so happy and cheerful. It wasn't until Phil planted them in raised beds that we were able to grow them in abundance. You can find more inspiration from the rest of the WCS Creative Team right here

The process video is part of my ongoing Go To Designs Series. To see the other videos in this series, please visit my YouTube channel.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

My Scrapbooking Community

Two Peas in a Bucket is closing. 

Did I read that email correctly? Wow. I can't say it is a total surprise. There had been warning signs that this might happen. But the actual announcement still came as a shock and brought much sadness. I wish everyone associated with Two Peas all the best in their future endeavors. You will be greatly missed.

The message boards were closed almost immediately, which left no time for their community to seek other venues for sharing ideas and layouts. That is very sad. In case you are searching to fill that void, I can happily and wholeheartedly recommend the Get It Scrapped! community and Creative Passion Classes. 

If you visit either of these places and have questions, I would be happy to help. You can email me or leave a comment at the end of this post.

For online shopping, I will be visiting A Cherry On Top, located in Michigan, Simon Says Stamps, located in Ohio, and Scrapbook.com.

How about you? Where will you be found instead of Two Peas?