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?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Two Page Tuesday: Grid Design

I love a good grid foundation, so why not double the fun and use it on a two-page scrapbook layout? That's exactly what I did on a recent Creative Team assignment for Get It Scrapped! This page is about teaching Silhouette classes at my local scrapbook store.

Collection Featured: Basic Grey Highline
I think establishing a pleasing flow is the key to a successful two-page grid design. It's as easy as one, two, three.

  1. The photos are positioned so no one is looking off the page. 
  2. The title and journaling create a diagonal flow from upper left to lower right, spanning both pages. 
  3. The embellishments flow in a zig zag fashion to keep the eye moving up and down both rows in the grid. 

You can see what the rest of the team did with this challenge 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, Process Play, is ready for members with 10 live events scheduled during May and June on the topic. Click here to view more details

Thursday, June 12, 2014

One Layout, Five Challenges

Today I'm hosting over at Write.Click.Scrapbook. by sharing this summer layout and suggesting five scrapping challenges prompted by the page. 


The five challenges cover story, photos, title & journaling, composition, color & product. You can see them all in the article here. There's also One Final Challenge that could supply you with scrapping ideas for the entire summer!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

A Highly Saturated Scrapbook Page Color Scheme

It is no secret that I love to scrapbook with plenty of color, especially saturated colors with their rich intensity. I was recently challenged by Get It Scrapped! to make a scrapbook page that uses at least two deeply saturated colors in substantial ways. The photos I selected were already saturated, so I knew they would stand up to other strong colors. 

Collection Featured: Basic Grey Spice Market
I used a gallon of teal, a quart of red and a pint of yellow in rich jewel tones to create a sophisticated primary color palette. The deep blue title and embellishments pop off the page and the generous white border gives the eye a place to rest. You can see what the rest of the team did with this challenge 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, Process Play, is ready for members with 10 live events scheduled during May and June on the topic. Click here to view more details





Sunday, June 1, 2014

Arranging Four Photos on A Scrapbook Layout

For some reason, placing four photos on a scrapbook layout is a challenge for me. I tend to fall back on cropping the photos into squares all the same size and arranging them in a grid. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I bet I'm not the only one who does it.

For the June Gallery at Write.Click.Scrapbook.!, I took inspiration from Amy Coose's Number of Photos Week from this past April. My layout uses four photos, but they are different sizes: a 4x6 focal point photo and three supporting photos that are 3x3, 3.25x3.25 and 3x3. It's a new way for me to think about working with an even number of pictures. Now, instead of seeing four photos, the eye sees a single photos and a group of three.


Collection Featured: Jenni Bowlin April 2014 Papercrafting and Artisian Kits
This month's theme for the entire gallery is Best of Year 5. You can find more inspiration from the rest of the team right here. How do you like to arrange four photos on your scrapbook layouts?