Thursday, February 27, 2014

My Scrapbook Process: Bracket Design

The latest challenge from Get It Scrapped!: Make a page with a BRACKET foundation. I took ideas from the Scrapbook Coach Bracket Class videos and combined them to create my layout.

This page is about a special friendship.  First, I selected the photo and added a double mat.

After building the horizontal and vertical arms of the bracket, I cut a large circle to fill in the space between them. The circle softens the design and is symbolic of our circle of friendship.

I used the bracket/circle/photo combination as a guide to prepare the background with mist and stamping.

To complete the page, I added the title and journaling, then embellished with red accents in a visual triangle around the photo. Love that pop of unexpected color! You can see what the rest of the team did with their bracket designs here.

I'm now able to share why the blog has been slightly dormant lately. My husband accepted a job offer and we will be relocating from Michigan to central Ohio. Back to my beloved Buckeye state! The move will place us closer to family, and especially closer to that adorable granddaughter who is coming in April. Our tentative move date is early April, and I have so much to do between now and then.

So, I will be posting design team projects, but probably not much else for a while. I have already been terrible about commenting on your blogs, and that sadly will need to continue for a time. I just can't do it all, and greatly appreciate your understanding. 

I will also be dismantling and re-assembling my scrap room in April. That should be an adventure, and I will share the process in words and photos right here. Thanks for sticking around during this transitional time in my life!


  1. Love this design Sue!! And what exciting news for you and your hubby!

  2. Love this layout, the teal and red is such a perfect touch!

  3. Love how your stamped elements subtly anchor your page. Good luck on your move. This is an exciting time for you and a big change. I hope all goes very smoothly!

  4. Oh my goodness - moving in April! You will (& probably have already) be busy! Congrats on the new job & how exciting to be moving closer to the coming grand baby!!!

  5. That's a great page, Sue. I like the stamping on the background. Good luck with the move. While breaking down the old scrap room might be a chore, I am sure setting up a new one will be great fun. Can't wait to see how you do it.

  6. I love this foundation! Fabulous job on your layout and the product choices are divine!

    1. I forgot to say, good luck with the move! I hope all goes well.

  7. Wow! What a big life change. Great layout and bracket! I've been missing your blogposts and will continue to do so until you return to full force.

  8. congratulations on your exciting news. That's terrific. Will keep checking back. Oh and I like your wonderful layout too. Michelle t

  9. Very nice layout... I like the stamping and misting on the background alot. I like the visual interest. Simple but classy page. It's cold here in Michigan (Troy) but if you move south Ohio might be a tad warmer...tee hee.

  10. Love how your page turned out...the circle behind the photo is a great touch! Best of luck with your move!

  11. Congrats on the move! :) And this is a great layout, too! :)

  12. I've been wondering why it's been a bit quiet in here. Congratulations on this new adventure in your lives! Loved seeing your wonderful page and how it came together.


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