Welcome back to the monthly scrapbook page prompt series here at Get It Scrapped in which our team makes scrapbook pages from prompts that specific products or approaches. Research suggests that limits can boost your creativity because they push you out of your comfort zone. Dr. Seuss wrote Green Eggs and Ham on a bet that he […]
The Oxford art dictionary defines kitsch as: art, objects, or design considered to be in poor taste because of excessive garishness or sentimentality, but sometimes appreciated in an ironic or knowing way. Some of the world’s greatest artworks are kitsch. The Chinese Girl by Vladimir Tretchikoff was made into prints in the 1950s and 60s. […]
When you want new scrapbooking ideas, home decor is a great source. Here’s a video version of blog post in which the Get It Scrapped Creative Team put mid-century modern decor looks to work on their scrapbook layouts. Click here to see the original post with detailed designer notes.
Your best scrapbook pages reflect a storytelling style–your preference for certain kinds of stories and your way of telling them both visually and with words. We defined and illustrated 10 different story styles in the Story Styles LookBook that’s a part of the Get It Scrapped membership. One of those styles is the Compositional Story Style. A […]
Scrapbook page titles are a great tool for making a meaningful scrapbook page. Use your title to elaborate on the parts we don’t understand just from photos. Use both title content and rendering to cue story and evoke tone or mood. Marcia Fortunato says, “On the surface this is a layout about a family hike, but […]
Big dots are trendy. Especially big dots rendered in fun ways with a variety of mixed media supplies. Here’s the video version of an earlier blog post in which the Get It Scrapped Creative Team took the challenge to make their own “big-dot” patterns. There are great silhouette, copic, digital and gold-foil techiques on these […]
This free scrapbook page template and sketch comes from a page made by Amy Kingsford for the Product Play class in the Get It Scrapped Membership, where members have access to a library of over 100 layered templates and page sketches, searchable by # of photos and layout type. This layered photocentric design is perfect for shining […]
There are several layout configurations of combined elements that scrapbookers use again and again when making scrapbook pages (blocked, clustered, shelf, cross, band and more). These foundations are used again and again because they work well for housing the most frequently encountered combinations of elements (1 to 5 photos with title and journaling) and they consistently yield well-designed pages. We’ve covered many […]
Here’s a video version of a past favorite blog post: When setting is key to your story, extend it from the photos out onto the canvas with these scrapbooking ideas. Click here to see the original blog post with written designer notes.
Heritage scrapbooking is a big and rewarding undertaking. Get started and inspired today. At the Get It Scrapped membership we host weekly live webinars for members. This one is from November, 2014, when we talked to Katie Scott about family heritage storytelling. (Become a member for a library full of recordings and new live events […]
by Doris Sander When I first began scrapbooking, about ten years ago, scrapbooking heritage photos was done with shades of brown. Any touches of color that were added were treated with a wash of walnut ink to give them a brown tint. As I’ve grown to love both scrapbooking and telling the stories of my past, […]