We’ve been spotting crayon and crayon techniques in home decor and crafty tutorials–especially those canvases with the melted crayon running down them! With the kids headed back to school maybe it’s time to pick up their crayons for yourself–or if you don’t have kids in the home, grab a box from your office supply while […]
Do you like finding ways to incorporate the latest fashion, decor and graphic design trends in your scrapbook pages? Then check out these six trends and our ideas for using them to try out in your next scrapbook page. Scrapbook Ideas for Using Geometric Fonts in Your Titles Geometric-styled fonts are trendy, but they aren’t […]
Fashion, home interiors, and wedding trends all provide great starting places for checking out new and trendy color combinations. Our Creative Team shares the color combos they’re pulling from those arenas and putting to work on their own pages. Deborah Wagner says, “This page shows my lovely daughter posing for me on the afternoon […]
Scrapbook page storytelling is visual storytelling, so why not turn to currently popular infographic design, including Venn diagrams, for inspiration? In this video blog by Christy Strickler, we share ideas and inspiration for using venn diagrams as a storytelling tool on your scrapbook layouts. Click here to see the original blog post with designer notes here.
“Americana” is a casual style that can be patriotic, primitive, or reminiscent of a country farmhouse. Usually it s a mix of the three. This style is great for telling scrapbook page stories of home, history, travel and even sports. Red, white, and blue are the colors of an Americana style, and commonly used motifs […]
Combining geometric patterns–making a mashup of the style–is currently trendy for surface pattern design. Take a look a examples we’ve collected on Pinterest here, and let them inspire and instruct you in making your own mashups. Take a look, also, at how our Creative Team makes their own geometric mashups on the scrapbook page. Gretchen […]
Geometric-styled fonts are trendy, but they aren’t always easy to use within a design. The Get It Scrapped Creative Team shares approaches for getting striking looks with these type treatments and shares their best tips for working with them here. Kristy T says, “This page documents the graduation of my son to a bigger bike […]
Texture refers to the surface characteristics of a material. Is it rough or smooth? Plush or gritty? Texture is a powerful art element because it can quickly evoke memories and emotions. Here, our team took inspiration from home interiors and incorporated a generous mix of contrasting textures for strong visual and emotional impact. Check out their […]
Contour lines represent elevations on a topographical map. This trend emerged after winter 2014 CHA. In Christy Strickler‘s video version of this Get It Scrapped blog post, our creative team shared scrapbook pages that incorporate this wonderfully organic and representational motif. Click here to see the original blog post with detailed designer notes.
Incorporating nods to current trends in your scrapbook page storytelling is a great way to incorporate “the times” into your memory keeping. Celebrity happenings and fads spread faster than ever in our socially-connected lives now. Such nods or inside jokes are referred to as “Easter eggs” and have been intentionally incorporated into computer programs, video games, movies, […]