Scrapbooking Ideas, Memory Keeping, Layout Design http://debbiehodge.com Don't let your photos have hazy stories. Use scrapbooking ideas, writing prompts, design how for your scrapbook layouts. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Video Blog | 8 Voices To Capture in Scrapbook Journaling and Titles http://debbiehodge.com/2016/04/video-blog-8-voices-capture-scrapbook-journaling-titles/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/04/video-blog-8-voices-capture-scrapbook-journaling-titles/#respond Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44298 Write scrapbook journaling or titles that capture a subject’s voice for rich and appealing storytelling. In Christy Strickler‘s video version of this Get It Scrapped blog post, we’ll see several scrapbooking ideas for getting voice onto your layouts from our Creative Team. Click here to see the original blog post with detailed designer notes.

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8voicesWrite scrapbook journaling or titles that capture a subject’s voice for rich and appealing storytelling.

In Christy Strickler‘s video version of this Get It Scrapped blog post, we’ll see several scrapbooking ideas for getting voice onto your layouts from our Creative Team.

Click here to see the original blog post with detailed designer notes.

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Scrapbook Page Sketch and Layered Template #111 http://debbiehodge.com/2016/04/scrapbook-page-sketch-layered-template-111/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/04/scrapbook-page-sketch-layered-template-111/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44066 This free scrapbook page sketch comes from a page made by Kim Watson for the Story 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. The over-sized title and element scatters make for instant […]

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Scrapbook Page Sketch and Layered Template #111 | Get It ScrappedThis free scrapbook page sketch comes from a page made by Kim Watson for the Story 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.

The over-sized title and element scatters make for instant charm, while the split background has the potential for adding visual punch to your next scrapbook page.

Scrapbook Page Sketch and Layered Template #111 | Get It Scrapped

Sketch and Layered Template made by Amy Kingsford based on a layout by Kim Watson for Masterful Scrapbook Design Story Play.

Scrapbook Page Sketch and Layered Template #111 | Kim Watson |Get It Scrapped

Small hands no longer need mine by Kim Watson | Supplies: patterned paper: Elles’s Studio, Jenni Bowlin Studio Mercantile, My Mind’s Eye; Envelope, tag, chipboard buttons, buttons, alpha stickers, Vellum, Sequins: Fancy Pants Designs; Chipboard alpha stickers, Camera die-cut: American Crafts; Frame, tags, journal spots, labels, Elle’s Studio; Wood pieces: American Crafts; Text stamp: Studio Calico; Ink: Stampin’’n Up; Adhesive: Tombow, Thermoweb, Adhesives by 3L.

Kim says, ” Her I’ve supplemented my six-word memoir with snippets of journaling scattered around the page, almost like emotions bouncing around my head. They are short flashes of prose, my thoughts on the matter of not being needed as much.

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Looking for more examples of how you might use this sketch/template to inspire your next page? Here are a few inspired pages from our Get It Scrapped Creative Team.

Karen Poirier-Brode says, “The story of this page is our first Christmas with our great-grandson and the hipster sophisticated style of how his Mom dressed him for the visit.”

“I leapt at the chance to use this sketch by Kim Watson because I love her designs. I’ve used this sketch before, in fact, for a page I made last month. I wasn’t worried about the two pages looking similar, and I rotated the background. I think it’s important to try sketch designs and templates in different rotations as good designs often work in alternate orientations.”

Scrapbook Page Sketch and Layered Template #111 | Karen Poirier-Brode |Get It Scrapped

Our Little Guy In Argyle by Karen Poirier-Brode | Supplies: Photoplay, Family Ties – papers, sticker, alpha; Making Memories – frame and stitched border strips, Stash – veneer, flair, button, paper clip, tag, alphas, sticker; AC Thickers – alphas; AC, Studio Calico – stitched pocket; Pink Paislee, portfolio – photo tab; Bo Bunny, Noteworthy, OUR LIL’ MONSTER – die cuts; Mark Richards, Crystal Stickers – mosaic tiles

Kelly Prang says, “I was drawn to the mixed alpha and fonts in the long title here and I also really liked the split background in the sketch. This page is about my son’s oyster eating while we were on Spring Break this year.  He tends to be a pretty picky eater, so I was impressed that he ordered and ate raw oysters two different times while we were in Key West. I modified the background, following the ‘rule of thirds’ with the two pieces instead of going half-and-half as in the original sketch.”

Scrapbook Page Sketch and Layered Template #111 | Kelly Prang |Get It Scrapped

How many Oysters can Josh eat? by Kelly Prang | Supplies: Tempate: Kim Watson for Get it Scrapped; One Little Bird-Cabana- papers and elements; Heather Joyce- Felt Alpha and Acetate Alpha (title); Pink Reptile Design- Stunning stitiches- stitching; Allison Pennington- Painted Love-alpha; Little Butterfly Wings- From the Farm- kraft background; Fonts; Rochoes, Underwood, Champion.

Devra Hunt says, “I like that the style of this sketch offers options for a serious or a whimsical page, as well as an interesting photo and embellishment placement. One day while my boys were having an after-school snack, my younger son walked over to his brother and gave him a huge, unprompted hug. I didn’t vary from the sketch. I chose to omit the journals strips and focus on more scattered embellishments instead.”

Scrapbook Page Sketch and Layered Template #111 | Devra Hunt |Get It Scrapped

Can I Give You a Hug by Devra Hunt | Supplies: Patterned paper: Carta Bella, Simple Stories, die cuts, sticky brads & Stickers-Simple Stories, acrylic shapes-Freckled Fawn, chipboard-Crate Paper, My Minds Eye, Heidi Swapp, Simple Stories & Studio Calico, Washi-WRMK & Recollections, wood pieces-Studio Calico, Umm Wow Studio, Alphas-Basic Grey, Fancy Pants, Jellybean Soup, pen & Adhesive-EK Success, Recollections

 

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Come crop with us on International Scrapbooking Day | May 7th Starting at 9am EDT http://debbiehodge.com/2016/04/insd-2016/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/04/insd-2016/#respond Mon, 25 Apr 2016 22:29:31 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44405 Come celebrate International Scrapbooking Day with us! We’ll be opening our live meeting room on Saturday, May 7th at 9am EDT, where we’ll have challenges, prizes and plenty of conversation – see the schedule of events below! Cropping in our meeting room is a lot of fun because you can share your webcam or your […]

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Come celebrate International Scrapbooking Day with us!

We’ll be opening our live meeting room on Saturday, May 7th at 9am EDT, where we’ll have challenges, prizes and plenty of conversation – see the schedule of events below! Cropping in our meeting room is a lot of fun because you can share your webcam or your screen, chat by typing in the chatbox, or talk with us on your microphone. Many of us are in and out throughout the day, we shop together, sharing store screens, and we see what many are working on via webcams.


Join us for our iNSD Crop - May 7th @ 9am | Get It Scrapped

 

iNSD 2016 – SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

9:00am – Crop room opens.

9:30am – CALVINBALL CHALLENGE

Make a page worth 10 points using the CalvinBall rules from this year. Add your page to the CALVINBALL CHALLENGE thread on the Get It Scrapped Facebook Timeline by 7:30pm EDT to be entered to win a $25.00 gift card.

11:30am COLOR CHALLENGE

Amy Kingsford will show you how she creates color palettes for her scrapbook pages using her photos. Make a page whose color palette is based on your photo(s) and add your page to the COLOR CHALLENGE thread on the Get It Scrapped Facebook Timeline by 7:30 pm EDT to be entered to win a $25.00 gift card.

1:30pm – DESIGN CHALLENGE

Debbie Hodge gives a short lesson on stepping up your designs and gives you a challenge. Add your page to the DESIGN CHALLENGE thread on the Get It Scrapped Facebook Timeline by 7:30pm EDT to be entered to win a $25.00 gift card.


***THERE WILL BE A SPECIAL DRAWING AT END OF DEBBIE’S PRESENTATION – YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO WIN $50 GIFT CARD.


3:30pm TEMPLATE CHALLENGE

Using the featured sketch from the Get It Scrapped Membership Library, make a page and add it to the TEMPLATE CHALLENGE thread on the Get It Scrapped Facebook Timeline by 7:30 pm EDT to be entered to win a $25.00 gift card.

5:30pm – OPEN CROP

8:00pm – DRAWINGS

The $25 drawings for Calvinball, Color, Design and Template Challenges will be held at this time. (You do not have to be present to win, you need only have submitted your challenge entry to the matching challenge Facebook thread.)

9:00pm – Crop room closes. (Negotiable . . . sometimes we’re there for a lot longer!)

You can find the link to join the live crop here in the forums. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Create a horizontal band with paint and leftover paper strips http://debbiehodge.com/2016/04/create-horizontal-band-paint-leftover-paper-strips/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/04/create-horizontal-band-paint-leftover-paper-strips/#respond Wed, 20 Apr 2016 09:00:42 +0000 http://easyscrapbookpages.com/?p=159 Dina Wakley‘s simple yet vibrant page, “Happy Boy” is built on a horizontal band foundation of paint and leftover paper strips. Follow the eight-step formula below and make your own easy scrapbook page based on the techniques Dina used.   How to make this layout  Start with a heavy, solid cardstock. Spread an acrylic paint […]

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Easy Scrapbook Pages: Create a Base with Paint + Paper Strips | Get It ScrappedDina Wakley‘s simple yet vibrant page, “Happy Boy” is built on a horizontal band foundation of paint and leftover paper strips.

Follow the eight-step formula below and make your own easy scrapbook page based on the techniques Dina used.

Easy Scrapbook Pages: Create a Base with Paint + Paper Strips | Dina Wakley |Get It Scrapped

Happy Boy by Dina Wakley | Supplies: Patterned paper & Transparency: Hambly Paint: Liquitex; Cardstock: Bazzill; Alphabet: American Crafts; White pen: Sharpie.

 

How to make this layout

  1.  Start with a heavy, solid cardstock.
  2. Spread an acrylic paint across your page with a palette knife to create a 4 x10″ rectangular base.
  3. Cut  1 ” wide patterned strips–of random lengths that don’t exceed 5″– from a leftover piece of patterned paper.
  4. Stagger your strips vertically across your painted base.
  5. Layer a 2.5 x12″ strip of patterned transparency over your horizontal band.
  6. Add a 3 x5 photo to the left side of your page , positioning the top of your photo about 2″ down from the top of your painted base.
  7. Render your title vertically along the left side of your photo.
  8. Layer journaling strips over the right bottom corner of your photo.

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Mix Textures on Your Scrapbook Page Using Inspiration from Home Interiors http://debbiehodge.com/2016/04/mix-textures-scrapbook-page-using-inspiration-home-interiors/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/04/mix-textures-scrapbook-page-using-inspiration-home-interiors/#respond Tue, 19 Apr 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44064 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 […]

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Mix Textures on Your Scrapbook Page Using Inspiration from Home Interiors | Get It ScrappedTexture 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 pages below (and if you’re looking for home interior inspiration, we’ve got a Pinterest board for you here.)

Sian Fair says, “This page is about my nephew’s costume for World Book Day. I’ve used wood, cork, fabric ribbons, hard shiny buttons, a tassel, loose threads, matte black and chalkboard. I’ve taken inspiration from pictures of fairy-tale themed nurseries to create a storybook feel.”

“I chose a story which I knew I could tell with my use of embellishments and decided on a theme to pull it all together, so that I didn’t simply have a random collection of textures on my page: each piece adds to the whole of my story.”

Mix Textures on Your Scrapbook Page Using Inspiration from Home Interiors | Sian Fair | Get It Scrapped

Muse Boy by Sian Fair | Supplies: Supplies: Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants; Alpha: Crate Paper; Buttons: October Afternoon; Puffy Stickers and tassel: Crate Paper; Wood Veneer: Pinkfresh Studio; witches cut with The Slice

Stefanie Semple says, “I am often amazed at cat logic, that a box is preferred to a pillow and bed confounds me. Our upstairs room is a storage space and is filled with children’s legos, sewing odds and ends as well as files and papers. This story of an unusual mix of household textures and a sleek furry feline in a cardboard box of dusty files and papers went well with so many of the items my digi stash. I kept loading and layering, and I really love the outcome, even though it is busier than my usual style.”

“Contrast is great for mixing textures, something flat like paper with dimensional gesso, paper clips and wires with pearls and lace, is unusual and a feast for the eyes.”

Mix Textures on Your Scrapbook Page Using Inspiration from Home Interiors | Stefanie Semple | Get It Scrapped

Boxed by Stefanie Semple | Supplies: Debbie Hodge: ScrapBook Coach Top Heavy Template; Pink Reptile Designs: Velveteen Alpha (recoloured); The Nifty Pixel: Gesso Goodness v1; Valorie Wibbens: Sprinkles v29; LDrag Designs: Can’t fight this feeling (retired); Jady Day Studio, Shawna Clingerman & Studio Basic: Our journey together kit. One little Bird Designs: Shadow Styles, Charmbox Studio’s resize for web action.

Gretchen Henninger says, “Every year I do a layout about where I am at right now. I used various textures to capture some of my personality: a doily to capture my feminine side, splashes of gold to bring in  brightness, torn corrugated cardboard because I am definitely a bit fraught around the edges, and lots of wood grain, trees, and leaves to represent my love for the outdoors.”

“I added a new texture into each layer, allowing some to sit quietly in the background (doily and woodgrain), while others such as the leaves and the gold elements move into the foreground.”

Mix Textures on Your Scrapbook Page Using Inspiration from Home Interiors | Gretchen Henninger | Get It Scrapped

42 & I Am Grateful by Gretchen Henninger | Supplies: Paper: Simple Stories (Homespun), My Mind’s Eye, miscellaneous cardboard; Wood Veneer: Simple Stories (I Am); Cut File: Dragon Crossing; Dies: Cuttlebug; Paint: Liquitex, Gelatos; Metal: Karen Foster; Twine: Stampin’ Up!; Doily: Bo Bunny; Enamel Dots: Simple Stories (So Rad)

Deborah Wagner says, “The photos are of my niece and m having fun with the camera on a beautiful summer’s day.”

“When paging through home décor magazines, I am usually attracted to rooms decorated in black and white with a lots of bling and that’s the inspiration I used here.  When using neutrals or a limited color palette, it is easy to layer varied textures without overwhelming your viewer.”

Mix Textures on Your Scrapbook Page Using Inspiration from Home Interiors | Deborah Wagner | Get It Scrapped

Everyday Magic by Deborah Wagner/Supplies: Shabby Miss Jenn – White Diamonds, BlackTiger; Valorie Wibbins – Autumn’s Magic; Creations – Just Believe; Inside Pixels – Winter Wonderland; Gennifer Bursett – Miss Molly; Jana Morton – Painter’s Paper; SugarPlum – This is the Year; KimB – EnPointe, Vintage Text; Lynn Grieveson – WornStrips No. 11; Erica Zwart – Best of Brushes #2; Anna Aspnes – Foto Blendz

Kristy T says, “This page documents the never-ending number of times the cushions need to be put back on the couch at our house. Although it drives me a bit crazy having to pick them up all the time, I know that as my children grow up it won’t always be this way.”

“I have used a mix of burlap, wool, tulle, lace, threads, velvet ribbon, metal, plastic and faux-glass beads and woodgrain alphas on a handmade, subway-tile-inspired background to represent our home and the different colors and fabrics within it. A simple color scheme works well when using lots of textures – the colors keep the page cohesive and the textures make it interesting.”

Mix Textures on Your Scrapbook Page Using Inspiration from Home Interiors | Kristy T | Get It Scrapped

Cushion Repellent by Kristy T | Supplies: Cardstock: Artee; Pen: Sharpie; Burlap: Unknown; Alphas: American Crafts; Laves: Green Tara; Crystal pin; Maya Road; Metal Flowers: TIm Holz; Finnibair; Lace: Prima; Ephemera: Simple Stories

Amy Kingsford says, “This page is about stepping in front of the camera and seeing myself and my family from a new perspective.”

“I often aim to include a good mix of textures on my scrapbook pages as it lends depth to my digital designs. However I like to try and select textures that echo my page’s sentiment while adding a polished look. Here, I’ve used a variety of charming and soft textures that compliment the tender feeling created by my photo and journaling.   Then I’ve throw in a few sparkles to finish things off.”

Mix Textures on Your Scrapbook Page Using Inspiration from Home Interiors | Amy Kingsford | Get It Scrapped

Out From Behind the Lens by Amy Kingsford | Supplies: Creashens: Goodness Papers and Elements, Sugarfoot Papers and Elements; Paislee Press: Behind the Lens; LilyPad Designers: MPM Status; Karla Dudley: Bestie Glitter Styles; Sahin Designs February 2016 Templates; Fonts: Remington Noiseless.

Christy Strickler says, “My son used to imitate me by taking a book down off the shelf and pretending to read.”

“When I choose textured items for my page, I take into consideration how I want them to support the story. Since this is a fun page, I started off with bright colors and slick, smooth embellishments. I feel like anything shiny and smooth conveys excitement and newness. However, because this was also a page about reading (something I consider a cozy activity) I incorporated cork and wood elements onto the layout as well. The round, lace doilies serve to soften the page up a bit.”

“Everything is layered in a haphazard way to feel fun but still cozy. It might be hard to see, but the cardstock and patterned paper alternate between smooth and textured pieces. It was important for me to blend the smooth pieces with softer ones as I don’t want the page to feel cold or hard. Using texture with color and/or shape also helps me lend more significance to each embellishments supporting role. For example, square shapes are harder than round ones. Circles can help soften a page,but adding the lace doilies makes it feel even softer. Placing one gold doily amidst the others adds that hint of excitement back again.”

Mix Textures on Your Scrapbook Page Using Inspiration from Home Interiors | Christy Strickler | Get It Scrapped

Been Caught Fake Reading Once When I was 3! by Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper: Amy Tangerine, Fancy Pants; Cardstock: Bazzill: Letters: American Crafts, October Afternoon; Acrylic, Wood Veneer: Freckled Fawn; Die Cuts: Evalicious; Metal: Heidi Swapp; Button: Webster’s Pages; Other: Doilies

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Scrapbook Ideas for Bringing Conversations to the Page http://debbiehodge.com/2016/04/scrapbook-ideas-bringing-conversations-page/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/04/scrapbook-ideas-bringing-conversations-page/#comments Wed, 13 Apr 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44060 “Let’s see what she says about that!” or “What did he say about it?” How often do you hear or express this exact sentiment? There’s an anticipation and satisfaction in hearing a voice — not so much for how it sounds but for the opinions and attitude it conveys. The things an individual says and […]

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Scrapbook Ideas for Bringing Conversations to the Page | Get It Scrapped“Let’s see what she says about that!” or “What did he say about it?”

How often do you hear or express this exact sentiment? There’s an anticipation and satisfaction in hearing a voice — not so much for how it sounds but for the opinions and attitude it conveys.

The things an individual says and the way in which he or she says them conveys style and personality and character. To record voice in a way that puts personality on the scrapbook page, you need to pick the right words — not just any words. You need to select the words that are relevant — and revealing.

We do a deep dive into this topic in the Make It Mean class in the Get It Scrapped membership–and we’ve got a sampling of layouts inspired by that lesson here.

Kelly Prang says, “This page is about the first tooth that my daughter lost.  She was eating a chicken nugget at the time and thought the tooth was part of the nugget.  I was confused and grossed out.  The story still makes us laugh, and we have a new family catchphrase: ‘there is a tooth in my nugget!‘”

“I told the story of the conversation with my thoughts added in.  I thought about using a dialogue setup, but wanted to include my concerns/fears/mental freak-out as well. My tip is to try to keep a record of funny conversations you have with your kids- but it is a good idea to wait a while before scrapping them, as with some time you might have an new approach to the things said.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Bringing Conversations to the Page | Kelly Prang | Get It Scrapped

Chickens & Teeth by Kelly Prang | Supplies: Kim Broedelet-A Little Quirky- papers and elements; Designs by Dani- Peccadillo- papers and elements; Amanda Yi Designs- A New Day- alpha; Wishing Well Creation: Delighted-flair. Everyday life- handcut matte; Ardent Sparrow- Legacy- ephemera; Sugarplum- Mango Tango- ephemera. Font: Typewriter; Simple Scrapper Template- May 2011.

Stefanie Semple says, “This page records an honest-to-goodness conversation between my daughter and me while I was making something to eat and she was studying. I used speech bubbles to represent our statements, differentiating them by color of text, angle of the origin of the speech bubble and embellishment, using flowers for mine. I had fun with this, adding photos and a tongue-in-cheek observation about her disappearing act.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Bringing Conversations to the Page | Stefanie Semple | Get It Scrapped

Our Story by Stefanie Semple | Supplies: Jady Day Studio, Shawna Clingerman & Studio Basic collab: Our journey together; Brittish Designs and Sahlin Studio: Project Mouse (classic) Elements, One Little Bird : Shadow styles and Charmbox Studios resize for web action.

Kristy T says, “Although my son likes school, he has had struggles with missing me as he is now full-time and has less time at home with me.  This page documents a series of conversations we had over the week.”

“Vertical strips in the center of the page create two separate sections on the page to hold our words and thoughts.  The different colors of text and varying size help to distinguish my son’s voice and my voice, giving emphasis to certain things he said.  Alpha stickers and strips of Washi tape create a timeline and show the separate conversations.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Bringing Conversations to the Page | Kristy T | Get It Scrapped

Oh Please tell me it’s not Monday by Kristy T | Supplies: Cardstock: Artee; Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny; Washi tape: Unknown; Wooden shapes: Freckled Fawn; Alphas: Jillibean Soup; Simple Stories, Kaisercraft

Ronnie Crowley says, “This page was a huge ‘Mom win’ for me when, out of the blue, I received a text from my daughter at college. It made me cry! I wanted to record the whole message but to draw the reader in  I used the ‘just wow’ to encourage them to read it all. The use of the quote marks I think is a great way to make sure that the reader knows this was an actual conversation. It provides context.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Bringing Conversations to the Page | Ronnie Crowley | Get It Scrapped

Just Wow by Ronnie Crowley |Supplies: Scrapping With Liz: All Things New template; Amanda Yi Designs: You Are Fabulous

Terry Billman says, “This layout is documenting the conversation I had with my granddaughter when she was picking flowers on an outing at the golf course. Children love unconditionally and Brenna often says ‘because I love you grandma.’ It warms my heart every time she says ‘because I love you grandma.’ Words that are used consistently, over and over again, often make fabulous titles. I used her words as the title and also documented our conversation when she was picking that one special flower for her grandma.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Bringing Conversations to the Page | Terry Billman| Get It Scrapped

Because I Love You by Terry Billman| Supplies: Anna Aspnes: Art Play Palette Capture, Art Play Palette Love Story, Love Glows 1, Light Leaks 2, Light Leaks 3, Art Play Palette Pinery, Texture Melange 1, Bokeh 2, Taped Textures 4, Foto Glows 4, Artsy Stains 1, Spray Paint 2, Urban Threadz 8, Art Play Palette Brimming, 12 X 12 Sand Scratched 1

Devra Hunt says, “These photos tell two stories. First, my son is non-verbal. I find it funny that after all these years, My grandmother (Nani) would still talk to him as if he would respond to her. Second, they look so engrossed in each other, but this was a one-sided conversation. I’ve always imagined what the real conversation would be.

“I was inspired by a page by Debbie Hodge in which she used a phrase to signal a story. Nani’s conversations always began with ‘Hello Shayna Boy,’ which is a Yiddish saying for ‘beautiful.’ Choose a phrase that brings emotion and feeling to your story. Nani said these words in a sing-song voice, gesturing with her hands, which I can still hear and visualize her doing today.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Bringing Conversations to the Page | Devra Hunt| Get It Scrapped

Hello Shayna Boy by Devra Hunt | Supplies: Cardstock-Bazzill, Patterned Paper, alpha & stickers-PinkFresh Studio, Doilies & Sequins-Doodlebug Design, die cuts-Fancy Pants, Crate paper, wood piece-Basic Grey, chipboard-Bella Blvd, Freckled Fawn, mist-Heidi Swapp, Pen and adhesive-EK Success, page design-Get It Scrapped, Scrapbook Coach 4-Symmetry

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Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with Maps http://debbiehodge.com/2016/04/ideas-scrapbook-page-storytelling-maps/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/04/ideas-scrapbook-page-storytelling-maps/#respond Tue, 12 Apr 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44059 Infographics combine images and figures and limited text to efficiently convey information- -and even tell stories–in today’s informationpacked world. We’ve shared many graphic approaches to visual storytelling here–like Venn diagrams, pie charts, infographics, and timelines. Today we’ve got ideas for using maps.  Sue Althouse says, “This page is the introductory layout of our recent trip […]

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Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with Maps | Get It ScrappedInfographics combine images and figures and limited text to efficiently convey information- -and even tell stories–in today’s informationpacked world. We’ve shared many graphic approaches to visual storytelling here–like Venn diagrams, pie charts, infographics, and timelines. Today we’ve got ideas for using maps. 

Sue Althouse says, “This page is the introductory layout of our recent trip to Pennsylvania. I chose a no-photo, infographic design and limited my text to short journaling strips for a single page overview of our entire trip. The pages that follow in my album will include photos and more detail about each location.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with Maps | Sue Althouse | Get It Scrapped

Pennsylvania by Sue Althouse |Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill, Michaels; Patterned Paper, Alphabets, Stickers: Basic Grey; Silhouette Die Cuts: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh Skyline, Cannon, Horse & Buggy Sign; Floss: We R Memory Keepers

 

Heather Awsumb says, “My page is about a road trip I took to all my favorite places in Lesotho before I moved back to the US. The map shows all of the places that I visited and the path that I took around the country. It gives the viewer an idea of how far and how long I traveled and where exactly I went. I used a screen shot from Google Maps. There is a built-in screen capture function on the Mac so that is what I used to make it, but there are other tools out there that could be downloaded.”

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Goodbye Road Trip by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Viewpoint by Sara Gleason; Poster It by Kaye Winiecki

 

Marcia Fortunato says, “As a child, my family traveled a lot, always by car, and as an adult I have continued that. My layout is about the many states that I’ve traveled to and/or through during my lifetime.”

“Rather than trying to use photos, I used a map of the United States as my focal point to tell my story, filling in all of the states to which I’ve traveled. I wanted each state outlined, so I adapted a Silhouette cut file and used it to cut the map and background from card stock and patterned paper.”

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Oh, the Places I’ve Gone by Marcia Fortunato | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Shimelle and Dear Lizzy (American Crafts); Cardstock: American Crafts, Strathmore; Letters: Thickers (American Crafts); Embellishments: Hello Forever, Studio Calico, Cocoa Daisy, Crate Paper, Jillibean Soup; Stamps and Ink: Studio Calico; Pen: LePen (Marvy).

 

Jennifer Kellogg says, “This page tells the story of the day that six online friends met – some for the first time. We came from California, Connecticut, New Hampshire and several places in Massachusetts to spend the day together in Boston.”

“The list journaling tells the story of our trek through the city. Boston was just as much part of our day as the photos we took. The map of Boston is just as important as the focal photo. When we go back and remember this day we can track all the places we had been on the map.  I knew I wanted a map as part of this page. But I wasn’t sure how to get it there. Some things I tried: screenshots of the map on my phone and mapping out a route on Google Maps, but I didn’t like those. I finally decided on a picture of the tourist map of Boston that i found online.”

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10 Things by Jennifer Kellogg | Supplies: Fiddle Dee Dee Designs: 10 Things Template; Scotty Girl Design: Spring 2014 Kit; Font: Avenir. Created for Get It Scrapped.

 

Marie-Pierre Capistran says, “The story of this page is that after being in our ‘new’ home for not even two years, we are moving again, this time, overseas.”

“I found this map using Google. I typed ‘world map’ and chose the one I liked best. I made a screen capture of the map, opened it in Photoshop and resized it to fit a 12″ x 12” canvas. I printed it with my wide-format printer. I really felt like letting the map speak for itself. Maybe it’s because of how I feel toward the move, but I didn’t feel like adding many embellishments. So I simply watercolored a little bit on the black-and-white map. I journaled my heart out right in the middle of the page and added my title and a few support elements.

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with Maps | Marie-Pierre Capistran | Get It Scrapped

Here We Go Again by Marie-Pierre Capistran | Supplies: Paper: Bazzill; Alphas: Heidi Swapp; Chipboard pieces Studio Calico, Heidi Swapp; Stickers: Amy Tangerine, Dear Lizzy; Map found here.

 

Audrey Tan says, “On this page I reminisce about our life in the UK. We currently live in India. We used to visit various parts of the UK during short breaks.”

“I found a picture of us on vacation during the spring break, and I used a map of England and Wales on the background for emphasis. These days, we tend to visit other countries near us for short breaks.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with Maps | Audrey Tan | Get It Scrapped

Holidays by Audrey Tan |Supplies: Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Portiare, Find My Way Overlays No4, MultiMedia Branches No5, Fabulous WordArt Mix No1, Beaded Threadz No2, Urban Stitchez Corners No2; Vicki Robinson Designs: Vintage Maps 6; Mye de Leon: Secret Garden; Font: Pea Jannda

 

Katie Scott says, “I had a bunch of photos of my grandmother in the 1940s in Harvey, New Brunswick. Many include photos of her in front of cars, and, while I didn’t have a story for these photos, I had recently done genealogy research and discovered that her grandparents settled that area before there were any roads at all. I thought that using several map patterned papers would add to the overall story. My background paper showed a North Pole view of the world; I was able to cover up the Santa Claus on the paper but show the Eastern Canada part of the map paper.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with Maps | Katie Scott | Get It Scrapped

Like the Back of Her Hand by Katie Scott | Supplies: Patterned Papers: Studio Calico, October Afternoon; Letter Stickers: Prima; Stickers: October Afternoon; Markers: Copics, Sharpies; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

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Video Blog | Ideas & Techniques for Adding Trendy Contour Lines to Your Scrapbook Page http://debbiehodge.com/2016/04/video-blog-ideas-techniques-adding-trendy-contour-lines-scrapbook-page/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/04/video-blog-ideas-techniques-adding-trendy-contour-lines-scrapbook-page/#respond Wed, 06 Apr 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44297 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.  

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Video Blog| Ideas & Techniques for Adding Trendy Contour Lines to Your Scrapbook Page | Get It ScrappedContour 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.

 

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Scrapbook Ideas for “Do-It-Yourself” Products http://debbiehodge.com/2016/04/scrapbook-ideas-products/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/04/scrapbook-ideas-products/#respond Tue, 05 Apr 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44058 When you make your own scrapbook page embellishments or other elements you personalize your layout homemade appeal. Our team’s pages here each have “handmade” pieces–though you should note that for digital scrapbookers the DIY work is done with digital tools.  Check them out! Celeste Smith says, “This page is about my son participating in his final […]

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Scrapbook Ideas for "Do-It-Yourself" Products | Get It ScrappedWhen you make your own scrapbook page embellishments or other elements you personalize your layout homemade appeal.

Our team’s pages here each have “handmade” pieces–though you should note that for digital scrapbookers the DIY work is done with digital tools.  Check them out!

Celeste Smith says, “This page is about my son participating in his final Pinewood Derby.”

“I love patterned paper but have never made my own digitally. I thought it would be fun to give it a try. I made all of the patterned papers you see here. The majority of the paper was made using ‘Commercial Use’ digital overlays or .PSD templates. To use them, you fill the different areas with color. I made the car paper using the car image and the tutorial found on The Coffee Shop Blog. I finished them by applying a texture to each of the papers for a more realistic feel.”

Download Celeste’s papers here and use them in a page of your own.

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Let The Good Times Roll by Celeste Smith | Supplies: Celeste Smith: Go Patterned Paper; Just Jaimee Storyteller February 2016 kit; Font: Underwood Champion.

Marie Pierre Capistran says, “This page is about a summer camp I was visiting when I was a kid. It includes two letters I found that my mom wrote to me as I was at camp.”

I made two ‘pocket-style cards’ for this page. When i saw the collection I would use from Crate paper, I wanted to add the little cloud card and I thought it would be fun to incorporate more cards like this. I created the orange one with the sail boat to go along with the song lyrics I wrote on the card. The blue card in the upper corner I made to add a splash of color.’

Here’s how I made my own cards:

  • I created a new document in Photoshop sized 3″ x 4″.
  •  I painted a watercolor background and scanned it. I opened the scan in Photoshop and dragged it onto my document.
  •  I traced my little sailboat on a white piece of paper and scanned and opened it with Photoshop as well. I deleted all of the background and fill areas. I selected the sailboat outlines and ‘filled’ the outline with white. I layered it on top of my watercolor layer.
Scrapbook Ideas for "Do-It-Yourself" Products | Marie-Pierre Capistran | Get It Scrapped

Camp St-Vincent-de-Paul by Marie-Pierre Capistran | Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Paper: Crate Paper; Cards: Marie-Pierre Capistran; Alphas: American Crafts; Paperclip: American Crafts; Ephemera: Crate Paper; Stickers: Crate Paper; String: Lawn Fawn.

Deborah Wagner says, “This is a photo of my lovely daughter shortly after we adopted her. She is now 21, but many of my pages are still created to remind her that our love is forever.”

“I like glitter and usually add a little sparkle to every page I create. I searched YouTube, and found several videos about creating glitter in Photoshop. Nothing I watched gave me the look I wanted, but I learned much about pattern overlays and blend modes. Using tips from the video , I was able to create a glitter style I liked using the shredded plastic pattern overlay. Click here to download my glitter style.”

You can load it into Photoshop or Photoshop Elements and apply the style to any element you choose.

  • To change the color of the glitter, open the color overlay effect in the layer style; and pick a color that coordinates with your layout.
  • You may have to change the blend mode of the color overlay, depending on the original color of the element.

You can also use brushes to create a glitter scatter. 

  • When using brushes, adjust the settings in the brush panel. Play with spacing in the brush tip settings, change size and/or angle jitter in shape dynamics, or  the count in the scatter setting.
  • Once the style is applied, keep adding brush strokes to add more glitter.
  • There is no right or wrong way to create a glitter scatter. You can use any shape brush, and change the settings each time. The only rule is to have fun and sparkle!
Scrapbook Ideas for "Do-It-Yourself" Products | Deborah Wagner | Get It Scrapped

Forever by Deborah Wagner|Supplies: KimB – Pretty Shabby, Forever Friends, A Little Focus, Free Spirited, Pop of Pretty, Positively Beautiful, Salty Kisses; Anna Aspnes – From Russia With Love; Sahlin Studio – I’ll Love You Forever; Katie Pertiet – Letterbox Clusters No. 7, Artsy Paint No. 6, Painted Floridian; Anita Designs – Hello March Overlays

 

Marcia Fortunato says, “This layout is about our recent return to seasonably typical weather after experiencing unusually early Spring-like temperatures, reminding us that winter was not over after all!”

“In my title I used a combination of letter stickers and a hand-cut title. I wanted to emphasize the word winter with a script font. Although I could have cut it with the Silhouette machine that I own, sometimes I find it faster to cut the word by hand. It is simpler than you might think. I started with a heavy-weight watercolor paper (although a lighter cardstock or paper can also be used) and wrote the word very lightly in pencil using a wide, loose script. Then using a normal pair of scissors I first cut the inside of the e, then cut around the remainder of the word using the pencil marks as a guide. It works best to move the paper rather than the scissors while cutting. When you’re done any rough edges can easily be smoothed out by using your fingernail or a file or by trimming a little with your scissors.”

“In addition to the hand-cut title, I used some small stamps to add subtle embellishment. I like to use these little stamps to fill in empty spaces, especially trapped white space, and to help move the viewer’s eye around the page.”

Scrapbook Ideas for "Do-It-Yourself" Products | Marcia Fortunato | Get It Scrapped

It IS Still Winter by Marcia Fortunato | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Amy Tangerine (American Crafts), Jen Hadfield, Strathmore watercolor paper; Letters: Jenni Bowlin Studio, handcut; Embellishments: Fancy Pants Designs, Freckled Fawn; Stamps: Cocoa Daisy, Studio Calico; Ink: Studio Calico Color Theory, Memento (Tsukineko); Pen: LePen (Marvy); Other: QuicKutz die, Prang watercolor.?

Summer Christiansen says, “This page is about a trip I took with my kids to California in the Summer.”

I sketched the sun brush in the top corner using my Wacom tablet in Adobe Illustrator (you could also use Photoshop). To create my background I took a photo of a mountain and used the Liquefy Filter in Photoshop and swirled it all together. Because I had so many colors in the original photo, I was able to make whole set of papers using different areas of the photo.”

To learn more about how Summer made her products check out her liquefy tutorial and sun element tutorial.

Scrapbook Ideas for "Do-It-Yourself" Products | Summer Christiansen | Get It Scrapped

This is Sunshine by Summer Christiansen | Supplies: suludigialdesigns.com

 

Christy Strickler says, “When my son was small, he would stuff his backpack with toys, travel around the house, find a post to dump it out, then repack it and repeat the process.”

“The resin hearts on my page were made using hot glue and a silicone cake decorating molds. Once the glue dried, I painted them with puffy paints.I have a lot of silicone cake decorating molds that include basic shapes. Rather than buy lots of resin shapes, I can make the ones I need as I need them. Hot glue comes clear or even in colors now. I can use the shape as is or paint it to match my page. It’s simple to create, just put hot glue in the mold, allow it to dry, and it pops right out.”

“The wood arrows in the title were hand cut from a sheet of thin wood veneer. I didn’t have a small enough arrow in my stash. Hand cutting them allowed me to make the arrows the size I needed. The flair badge was made with a button kit I found in the sewing section of the local craft store.You don’t need any special tools, just the kit, some cloth or paper, and a bit of glue.”

Scrapbook Ideas for "Do-It-Yourself" Products | Christy Strickler | Get It Scrapped

Pack Carry Empty by Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper: Cocoa Daisy, Pink Paislee; Letters: American Crafts, Basic Grey; Die Cuts: Pink Paislee, Studio Calico;Wood Veneer: EK Success; Other: tape. photo corners,stickers, button, molded shapes, glue

Amy Kingsford says, “This page is about my love/hate relationship with rain. I used homemade clear enamel dots to recreate the look of water drops.”

“I love enamel dots! They are a fun and simple way to add pops of color and dimension to any page. If I could afford it I’d own a sheet of them in every color known to man.  It was that mindset that led me to try figuring out a way to make my own enamel dots.  I tried several different methods before finding one that worked for me and allowed me to make realistic dots in color I like, even clear.

You can find Amy’s tutorial for both colored and clear enamel dots here.

April Showers by Amy Kingsford

April Showers by Amy Kingsford | Supplies: Studio Calico: Office Hours, Blue Grass and Copper Mountain Scrapbook Kits; My Minds Eye: Mint Enamel Dots; Cut Files: Amanda Robinson Studio; Other: Gesso, Sharpie, Glossy Accents.

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How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages: Create a blocked design with a not-so-linear feel. http://debbiehodge.com/2016/03/make-easy-scrapbook-pages-create-blocked-design-not-linear-feel/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/03/make-easy-scrapbook-pages-create-blocked-design-not-linear-feel/#respond Wed, 30 Mar 2016 09:00:06 +0000 http://easyscrapbookpages.com/?p=134 Doris Sander has softened the linear feel of this simple blocked design by staggering her photo and patterned paper blocks slightly and by using flowing text to create additional blocks on her page. To make your own easy scrapbook page inspired by Doris’, follow the eight simple steps laid out below.   How to make this layout […]

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EasyPages-nonlinearblockDoris Sander has softened the linear feel of this simple blocked design by staggering her photo and patterned paper blocks slightly and by using flowing text to create additional blocks on her page.

To make your own easy scrapbook page inspired by Doris’, follow the eight simple steps laid out below.


 

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How to make this layout

  1. Use stencil and mists to create a soft pattern on your background.
  2. Create two vertical masking tape borders each 1.5″ from their respective edges.
  3. Stitch down the center of of each of your masking tape borders with embroidery floss.
  4. Lay down a 4.5 x 8.5″ strip of patterned transparency horizontally across your page about 3/4″ from the top edge.
  5. Crop your photo to 4×4″ and create a 4×4″ patterned paper tile.  Place them adjacent to one another over top of the transparency and slightly stagger their top and bottom edges so they don’t quite line up.
  6. Render your title with alpha stickers so that it forms a column down the center of the vertical band create by your borders.
  7. Hand write your journaling directly onto your background in blocks that frame your title.
  8. Add  high-contrast stamps and die cuts to finish things off.

 


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