Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Design Skills for Scrapbooking: Alignment

As a clean and simple scrapbooker, I love it when things line up. Everything so neat and tidy. Then I love to break out and over those lines, as in this layout.

This page is about our visit to a historic home just outside Akron, Ohio. I created a strong vertical axis with my portrait photos, patterned paper and journaling, separating the design into two columns. The title and embellishments break outside the lines to add variety and interest, while the overlapping ampersand unites the two sides. How easy is that?
There are more examples in this article over at Get It Scrapped! In addition, you can
1. watch a 9-minute video from "Design Principles for the Scrapbook Page"
2. sign up for a new class, "The Confident Designer", which starts on Jan. 18
3. download a free  design guide, "5 Scrapbook Page Starting Points"

All good stuff. Happy scrapping!


  1. What a great layout! I need to add this to my list of things-to-do next time we are in Akron!

  2. Great layout design. I love to see examples of more than one 4x6 photo on a layout, especially portrait orientation. Thanks. Michelle t

  3. Pretty! I really like the pink and gold together!

  4. I like the font you've used for the title and the bits of gold.


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