Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Scrapbook Coach: In A Block

I've been scrapping through the latest installment in the Scrapbook Coach series. This set of four videos is called "In A Block", meaning most of the page elements are in or on the block.

My first layout is based on the first video, where the mat is very explicit. A great choice for two or more photos. The basic design can be worked over and over again, with variations.


The prominent diagonal stripe was a bold choice, but I like the energy it brings to the page. I think it keeps the block from being, well, too block-y.


With a small space for my title, I had to keep it short and sweet. I like the way the diagonal line is repeated in the black letters and I was fortunate to find Thickers that matched the cardstock framing my block. I normally would not use two uppercase fonts, but with space at a premium sometimes you just have to give a little. At least I varied the color and size.


I love the way this tag breaks out of the block, just a little. Enough to add interest and variety. That's all I need.

This layout is based on the fourth video, where the block is a pieced arrangement of various patterned papers. So many ways you could do this!
Collection Featured: Basic Grey Persimmon
I love this look! The suggestions in the video for using patterned papers included ideas that will carry me well beyond this single layout. I love that, too.


Scrapping right along with the video is so relaxing. What can I say? Sometimes I'm happy to be a follower. The page comes together quickly, and I'm learning not only what to do, but why to do it. Such great ideas.


I'm also greatly enjoying Basic Grey's Persimmon collection. This is the second or third layout I've made with this line, and I have yet to make a page about fall! That really speaks to its versatility.


I hope you'll check out the Scrapbook Coach series. With six very affordable classes to choose from and more on the way, it's a real treasure!


15 comments:

  1. Beautiful Sue!!! Love them! Hugs...x

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  2. I love these pages and how you used those heavy patterned papers which can be so hard to use..they worked perfectly. Great job!

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  3. super cute pages!! hehehe my sketch works with your post today!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful job on both layouts!

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  5. Those are both great pages!
    I love designing in grids and blocks, so you always have the best inspiration for me :)

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  6. Love both of these, great block design :)

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  7. Love both of these, great block design :)

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  8. These are both amazing layouts, and such special memories captured. I love using patterns as my background, too!

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  9. These are lovely! I love the neatness of this style! Fab work! :D

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  10. Your page designs are always awesome,Sue!! I love how you used the block design on both of these layouts!!

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  11. Wonderful use of the block design! Love the look of concentration on your Mum's face as she is prepping the peaches! I think she is your Mum as she looks a lot like you only much older of course!

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  12. Wonderful use of the block design! Love the look of concentration on your Mum's face as she is prepping the peaches! I think she is your Mum as she looks a lot like you only much older of course!

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