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, 22 Jun 2016 09:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Video Blog | Ideas for Scrapbooking Beach Photos http://debbiehodge.com/2016/06/video-blog-ideas-scrapbooking-beach-photos/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/06/video-blog-ideas-scrapbooking-beach-photos/#respond Wed, 22 Jun 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44518 Scrapbooking a beach outing? While it’s nice to have a themed scrapbook kit, it isn’t always necessary. In this video blog by Christy Strickler, we’ll explore a variety of layouts which share tips and ideas for using color, product, photo cropping and layout design to enhance your beach adventures. Click here to see the original […]

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vblog-beach-sqScrapbooking a beach outing? While it’s nice to have a themed scrapbook kit, it isn’t always necessary. In this video blog by Christy Strickler, we’ll explore a variety of layouts which share tips and ideas for using color, product, photo cropping and layout design to enhance your beach adventures.

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Unexpected Scrapbook Page Choices That Charm and Delight | Get It Scrapped

charm: the power or quality of pleasing or delighting.

While browsing through scrapbook pages, you will see something that makes you pause with admiration or just delight

It could be blue toenails in a photo, random swirls of white paint, or a hand drawn cat perched on a title that makes you stop and look longer.

That’s the charm factor.

There are many ways to get charm onto the scrapbook page–and one of those is the unexpected.

When an element surprises and delights the viewer, they are immediately drawn into the page. It could be an unexpected motif, an over-the-top big and/or bold, high contrast embellishment, an unusual photo or something not usually seen on scrapbook pages.

See on the pages below examples of how the unexpected can charm.

Sian Fair says, “This page is about keeping our family tradition of an Easter pinata.”

“As the pinata was Easter bunny shaped, I found a fluffy white pompom type embellishment to act as a rabbit tail, and then added a pair of little ears (which are actually stickers of flower petals) at the top. I hope the charm comes in the discovery, because it might take a minute to spot them.”

Unexpected Scrapbook Page Choices That Charm and Delight | Sian Fair | Get It Scrapped

Bash A Bunny by Sian Fair. Patterned Paper: Pebbles, Journaling cards and diecuts: Cocoa Daisy, frame and stickers: W R Memory Keepers, Wood Veneer: Gossamer Blue, Rubons: Maya Road; Alpha: Simple Stories

 

Kelly Prang says, “This page is about the way that life has seemed to be on fast forward lately. When I look at my daughter I feel that she should still be 4 years old rather than 14.”

“I used two things to charm and delight on this page: butterflies and clocks.  Both convey the theme of ‘time flying.’ I used butterflies and clocks of various sizes and types to add interest. There is a die-cut style butterfly, a butterfly cut out of patterned paper, and a strip of patterned paper covered with butterflies.  For the clock faces, I have a stamped clock, two three-dimensional clock faces and a watch charm hanging from a ribbon.”

Unexpected Scrapbook Page Choices That Charm and Delight | Kelly Prang | Get It Scrapped

Time Flies by Kelly Prang | Bloom Memory Pockets Monthly: May 2016 main kit- elements; Allison Pennington: Blossom- Wooden paper; Vicki Robinson: It’s about Time- watch faces; Forever Joy: Gather- flower; Traci Reed: Stitching on butterfly; Sherwood Studio: WIllow Mist- butterfly; Ju Kneipp: Truly Madly Deeply- paper bit, clock face; Just Jaimee: 24Seven- paper, trim; Pink Reptile Designs: Exercise Energise- stitches flower, Year in Year out- stamped word art; Little Butterfly Wings: Jokes on You- papers and elements; Valorie Wibben: More Thread Please-thread, Sprinkles v9- yellow beads, A Bit Worn Alpha- letter A; LynnMarie: Annabelle-paper; CD : Affirmations- washi tape- dictionary; One Little Bird: Milestone- doily, Shadow styles; Sugarplum Paperie: Bluebird- butterfly (dictionary paper), twine knot on vellum tag; B Bonn: Clementine- measuring tape; Dani Mogstad: Ruler border; L Murphy: Lifetime- rub-on (newsprint); Fonts: Bebas Neue and Headline Two

 

Kristy T says, “My son takes after his dad and is now amazingly good at going to sleep just about anywhere.  His Dad often jokes that if he had a superpower it would be sleeping, and it seems he has passed that on to at least one of our children.”

“I used this particular photograph as it is interesting, funny and slightly unexpected for a page about being great at sleeping.  I added extra charm with a fun title, that contrasts the idea of sleeping with having a superpower.”

Unexpected Scrapbook Page Choices That Charm and Delight | Kristy T | Get It Scrapped

His Superpower equals sleeping by Kristy T| Supplies: Patterned Paper: Echo Park; Frames: Simple Stories; Chipboard: October Afternoon; Alphas: Simple Stories, Websters Pages; American Crafts; Brad: Simple Stories; Stickers: Simple Stories; Paints: Distress; Pen: Distress Marker.

 

Debbie Hodge says, “This page shows my son and a friend trying to coax wild kittens to play. My younger son makes a photo-bomber appearance here.”“The setting is one of my childhood in the 70s but the characters make the situation fun and even edgy: my son’s friend dresses in a style often inspired by anime and the Japanese fashion center of Harajuku and she looked both adorable and jarringly juxtaposed with the farm. Then there is my younger son clowning around.”

“To do these photos service, I added old greeting card illustrations of kittens, with a diecut of a kitten head layered on an orange-died doily and topped with an enamel bow behind the ear.”

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Celeste Smith says, “I feel like I cheated the charming! How can anyone resist the charm of that fox? He is just incredible don’t you think? It was perfect for this page because the fox ties into the funny prank my son played on my husband for April Fools Day.”

Unexpected Scrapbook Page Choices That Charm and Delight | Celeste Smith | Get It Scrapped

Layout by Celeste Smith for the GIS Membership class, Oomph & Polish.

 

While feathers are newly trendy on scrapbook pages, we’re more likely to see paper feathers rather than actual ones. However, Leah Farquharson has used an actual, long, white feather to echo her purple lines of paint.

Unexpected Scrapbook Page Choices That Charm and Delight | Leah Farquharson | Get It Scrapped

Layout by Leah Farquharson for the GIS Membership class, Oomph & Polish

 

Amy Kingsford says, This page is about the first season of fall for a family friend’s daughter and the curiosity and wonder that surrounded her first time playing in the leaves.”

“I used an unexpected color scheme for a fall page because I loved the sweet, feminine feel of this pastel palette. The big surprise comes in the form of that tiny purple bird.  I added it right in the girl’s line of sight not only to make it seem as though it’s what she’s looking at, but so that my viewer would be drawn to its charm as well. I gave it a nice deep shadow so that it appears as if you could almost reach out and touch it, thereby recreating the girl’s feeling of curiosity and wonder in my viewer.”

Unexpected Scrapbook Page Choices That Charm and Delight | Amy Kingsford | Get It Scrapped

Autumn Crush by Amy Kingsford | Supplies: Amanda Yi Designs: Vintage Day Dream Papers; Anita Designs: Autumn Reflection Papers; Creashens: Autumn Crush Elements; Pixels and Company Designers: Dialogue Collab; Karla Dudley: Falls End Word Art; Font: Impact Label Reversed, Courier New.

Debbie Hodge says, “This is a page about the pranks my brothers play on me even as we enter our fifties. They are always trying to scare me, and so I titled the page with a big hypothetical threat: that there is a bear at the door.”

“That title gave me my opening to use an oversized bear embellishment on the page. The bear is in an illustrated rather than realistic pose, and I’ve duplicated it, one cut from cardstock and another rendered with a watercolor treatment. Offsetting and contrasting with that bear is a little bunny in the corner.”

There's a Bear at the Door by Debbie Hodge | Supplies: The Spring Collection by Julia Dreams from Hungry Jpeg; Walden, Worn Photo Edges 4 by Lynn Grieveson; Straight Stitched Black by Anna Aspnes; Shine by Laurie Ann; Paintshop Styles, NYRG Styles by Just Jaimee; Vintage Woodcut Alpha by Mommyish; Melliana, True North, Bohemian Typewriter fonts

There’s a Bear at the Door by Debbie Hodge | Supplies: The Spring Collection by Julia Dreams from Hungry Jpeg; Walden, Worn Photo Edges 4 by Lynn Grieveson; Straight Stitched Black by Anna Aspnes; Shine by Laurie Ann; Paintshop Styles, NYRG Styles by Just Jaimee; Vintage Woodcut Alpha by Mommyish; Melliana, True North, Bohemian Typewriter fonts

 

Ashley Calder’s page is of her daughters having a tea party. An unexpected use of paint markings has blue watercolor drops pouring down the page–like the tea from the pot. She dotted smaller bits of blue all around the title. It’s an unusual title treatment that catches our eyes while all of the droplets support her story.

Tea for Two by Ashley Calder | Supplies: patterned paper by Studio Calico; vellum by My Mind’s Eye; tags by Basic Grey, Things That Shine, and other; letter stickers by Pebbles; bow garland by Things That Shine; wood veneer by American Crafts; watercolor by Winsor & Newton; cut files by Cocoa Daisy.

Tea for Two by Ashley Calder | Supplies: patterned paper by Studio Calico; vellum by My Mind’s Eye; tags by Basic Grey, Things That Shine, and other; letter stickers by Pebbles; bow garland by Things That Shine; wood veneer by American Crafts; watercolor by Winsor & Newton; cut files by Cocoa Daisy.

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How To Make Easy Scrapbook Pages: Make a textured base with tone-on-tone punches. http://debbiehodge.com/2016/06/make-a-textured-base-with-tone-on-tone-punches/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/06/make-a-textured-base-with-tone-on-tone-punches/#respond Wed, 15 Jun 2016 09:00:33 +0000 http://easyscrapbookpages.com/?p=127   Erin Bassett’s single photo and title stand out against a background full of tone-on-tone texture and dimension. Make your own easy scrapbook page just like Erins’s using the 7-step formula we’ve shared below.   How to make this layout Use kraft paper as your base and punch 20 hearts from a second piece of […]

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Erin Bassett’s single photo and title stand out against a background full of tone-on-tone texture and dimension.

Make your own easy scrapbook page just like Erins’s using the 7-step formula we’ve shared below.

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Together Forever by Erin Bassett Supplies: Cardstock – Stampin Up!, Stamp – Unity, Hero Arts, Acrylic Paint – Delta Ceramcoat, Liquitex , Mask – Crafter’s Workshop, Label – Dymo, Letter Stickers – American Crafts, Die-cut hearts – Cricut Expression, India Ink – Speedball, Thread

 

How to make this layout

  1. Use kraft paper as your base and punch 20 hearts from a second piece of the same paper.
  2. Arrange hearts in a 4 by 5 grid filling the page. “Distress” the hearts on the canvas with sandpaper or with white paint and a dry brush.
  3. Mat or frame a 5.5″ x 4″ photo.
  4. Prepare a foundation for the photo with misting, masking or painting in bottom right corner. Erin masked a green dotted block for her foundation.
  5. Mount photo at bottom right. Punch and layer an additional heart at bottom left of photo. Add journaling. Add “faux” stitching by drawing dashed journaling lines with a white sharpie. Draw them running off the heart to add to the sense of it being actual stitching.
  6. Combine big white alphas with small black dymo tape for a title with inherent contrast.
  7. Add a few black ink splatters.

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Ideas for Customizing Page Elements to Reinforce Your Story | Get It ScrappedWhat do you do when you don’t have the right scrapbook page elements to illustrate your story? Tweak the products you do have so that they are better supports!

The Get It Scrapped Creative team shows you how they’ve modifed scrapbook products for their own photos and stories.

 

Deborah Wagner says, “We had many photos of my granddaughter’s 1st birthday party. I wanted to scrapbook all the photos on one page because they were taken in low light, and most were out of focus. I thought if I kept the photos small and used a lot of celebratory elements, the poor quality wouldn’t be as apparent.”

“I loved this digital scrapbooking background paper, but it did not have openings for the photos. The frames were drawn on the black paper. To make openings for my photos, I used the Photoshop Magic Wand tool to select the area within each doodled frame. Once selected, I deleted the inside of the frame.”

“To make some of the frames pop off the background, I use the Magic Wand tool to select a particular frame, and then I duplicated that selection. Once the frames were on their own layers, I could apply layer styles to them individually. I used  gold, silver, glitter and jelly styles. To add more sparkle and interest, I applied the same layer styles to many of the elements on my page.”

Ideas for Customizing Page Elements to Reinforce Your Story | Deborah Wagner | Get It Scrapped

1st Birthday by Deborah Wagner|Supplies: Kim B – Make A Wish, A Little Focus, Free Spirited, Hello Sweet Pea, Field of Dreams, Live Laugh Play; Kim Jenson – Stapled Sequins No. 2; Linda Sattergast – Gold & Silver Styles, Mommyish – Glitter Styles, Jelly & Epoxy Styles

 

Christy Strickler says,”On this page I wanted to document how this little kitten came into our lives and seized our hearts.”

“I often have stickers and die cut cards with word art on them that just don’t fit what I need. I created the title here by customizing a vellum card that originally said “Seize the Day” by fussy cuttting the letter E on the bottom part of the card and layering tape below it and then cover some of the wording next to it. I added letter stickers to make my own title block. The puffy sticker in the upper cluster originally said ‘Hello Sunshine.’ I cut a banner out of scrap cardstock and glued it over the word sunshine, then layered items around the banner to keep it from looking too generic.”

Ideas for Customizing Page Elements to Reinforce Your Story | Christy Strickler | Get It Scrapped

Sieze the Human by Christy Strickler Supplies: Die cuts cards: Seven Paper; Vellum, Stickers: PinkFresh Studio; Letters: Basic Grey; Flowers: Sassafrass, Recollections; Other: Tape

 

Summer Christiansen says, “This page is about my daughter not liking tea as much as she thought.”

“Sometimes I really like the paper from a kit but find it too busy for my style. Cutting it into simple shapes let me use it, though. I made circles, hearts and a large round base for the ‘tea time’ word art. I love being able to beautiful patterned paperns in more ways than as a background.”

Ideas for Customizing Page Elements to Reinforce Your Story | Summer Christiansen | Get It Scrapped

Tea Time by Summer Christiansen | Supplies: Picframe app for iPhone, and Nancie Rowe-Janitz M3 for April.

 

Karen Poirier-Brode says, “This LO is another page documenting the fun my niece and I had when visiting Las Vegas in 2013. I highlighted one of the photos with a custom embellishment that echoes the Paris hotel Eiffel Tower and hot air balloon. I used a chipboard image of the Eiffel Tower which I colored with midnight blue ink and I added a bright blue charm. A sticker frame, a piece of packaging and a flower complete the embellishment. Prima flowers and handcrafted flowers made with a die and accented with pearl centers and confetti cut from the triangles in the paper complete the embellishments.”

Ideas for Customizing Page Elements to Reinforce Your Story | Karen Poirier-Brode | Get It Scrapped

Viva Las Vegas by Karen Poirier-Brode | Supplies: Julie Nutting Belle Vie-chipboard, Prima LadyBird-frame sticker, Quick Quotes-Ink, Prima-charm, Sizzix-flower die, pearls-courtesy It’s All About the Scrapbook, Prima flowers, paper, paper clip and alphas-stash

 

Amy Kingsford says, “This page is about my son’s first year in scouting.”

“To bring in more details from my story and reinforce my scouting theme I turned what was once a flat digital sticker into my very own super scout badge using a Photoshop action by Mommyish Designs called Patched Up. I love how realistic it looks and that I was able to make something that went with my story so perfectly!”

Ideas for Customizing Page Elements to Reinforce Your Story | Amy Kingsford | Get It Scrapped

Super Scout by Amy Kingsford | Supplies: Black Tile Alpha: Karla Duddley, Patched Up: Mommyish Designs; Fonts: Courtney Dorkling, PornFashion Font, True North.

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Video Blog | Let Patterned Paper and Color Decide Your Scrapbook Page Story | Get It ScrappedIf you’re a patterned paper lover, surely you’ve got a stash of papers calling to you. Challenge yourself to shake up your scrapbooking page storytelling process by starting with a patterned paper and color before your photos or story. It will give you a chance to play with new techniques and products and yield unexpected story angles. Learn more in the video version of this blog post from Christy Strickler.

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Tell Your Scrapbook Page Story With Photos of Details http://debbiehodge.com/2016/06/scrapbooking-photos-whose-story-details/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/06/scrapbooking-photos-whose-story-details/#respond Tue, 07 Jun 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44385 Have you heard the storywriting advice: Show, don’t tell? It means that, rather than just coming out with your “big idea” (like, for example, hard work pays off) you need to instead show that actual hard work. Here, we’re showing pages that have photos showing off story details that matter–and accompanying design choices that emphasize […]

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Scrapbooking Photos Whose Story is In The Details | Get It ScrappedHave you heard the storywriting advice: Show, don’t tell?

It means that, rather than just coming out with your “big idea” (like, for example, hard work pays off) you need to instead show that actual hard work.

Here, we’re showing pages that have photos showing off story details that matter–and accompanying design choices that emphasize and support those details.

Marie-Pierre Capistran says, “This page tells the story of the birthday cake I made for my daughter on her 5th birthday.”

“The details that are important in my photos are all the pieces I made to put on the cake. To emphasize the details I used three specific photos which gradually draw the eye of the viewer to the third photo where we see the details of the cake very well. I printed that photo with a white border and I adhered it with foam dots.”

Scrapbooking Photos Whose Story is In The Details | Marie-Pierre Capistran | Get It Scrapped

Unforgettable birthday by Marie-Pierre Capistran | Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Paper: Dear Lizzy; Embellishments: Pinkfresh Studio, Citrus Twist Kits, Project Life; Alpha: American Crafts; Stamp: Mama Elephant.

Kristy T says, “This page tells the story of the mess that I saw when I opened the back door to say hello to our dog Lottie.”

“I chose this photograph printed at 5″ x 7″ to show the details of the mess she had created and the ‘butter wouldn’t melt in my mouth’ look she greeted me with.  To encourage the viewer to look into the photograph I used a long title with the contrasting font and colour for the word this.  I want to entice the viewer to look and see what the ‘this’ is.  I have used a simple design with a diagonal flow, a pointing arrow, and then one red element to draw the eye to our dog’s face.  The patterned papers also have subtle text of dog related commands which also encourage the viewer to look closer at the overall page.”

Scrapbooking Photos Whose Story is In The Details | Kristy T | Get It Scrapped

I Came Home To This by Kristy T | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Echo Park; Cardstock: Bazzill; Stickers: Echo Park, Simple Stories; Alphas: October Afternoon; Jillybean Soup; Chipboard: October Afternoon; Washi Tape: Kaisercraft, Pen: Artline

Stefanie Semple says, “The flowers from my Mom’s memorial service were brought home from the church and graced our lounge for just under 2 weeks.”

“I wanted to emphasize that the flowers were a blessing to me, unlike 22 years earlier when flowers filled our home after our daughter died. I didn’t cope with that and neglected to water them so they would die and I could get rid of them. I allowed the close-up photos to be the focal point, pulling colors from the flowers to select the kit and to recede into the background of the page. A few choice embellishments add to the floral richness.”

Scrapbooking Photos Whose Story is In The Details | Stefanie Semple | Get It Scrapped

Love you, Mom by Stefanie Semple: Amanda Yi Designs & Melissa Bennet’s: A Mother’s Love; Scotty Girl Design’s: Deco Trims Simple Masks, One Little Bird Design’s: Shadow styles, Charmbox Studio’s resize for web action.

 

Marcia Fortunato says, “My layout is about the more subtle stories behind this photo, which was taken at my youngest son’s college graduation.”

“The details in my photo include my son’s graduation regalia, but there are also some details that wouldn’t necessarily be significant to anyone outside our family – the individual people, the flower on my granddaughter’s headband, the way that we are clustered–but to me they speak volumes.”

“I highlighted the details most obviously in my journaling, which pulls out and explains each detail. My title and the graduate silhouette state the obvious but also hint that there is more to the story. The patterned paper on the bottom gives a celebratory feel and also has phrases that support my story, and the embellishments give further support and emphasize that this was a special occasion and a special family.”

Scrapbooking Photos Whose Story is In The Details | Marcia Fortunato | Get It Scrapped

Graduation and More by Marcia Fortunato | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee, Just Jaimee for Cocoa Daisy; Cardstock: American Crafts, Neenah; Letters: Thickers (American Crafts), Studio Calico; Embellishments: American Crafts, Freckled Fawn, We R Memory Keepers; Stamps: Cocoa Daisy; Ink: Studio Calico; Pen: Le Pen (Marvy); Font: Bradley Hand ITC; Other: Silhouette die cut design.

Amy Kingsford says, “This page is about my youngest son’s love of bugs. Every time he saw a bug he’d have to point it out and name it!”

“The photo itself is a close up of my youngest son pointing at a bug that he lovingly named Howard. Of course we can’t see the tiny lady bug in the photo, nor can we hear him yelling its newly given name, so these were details that I added to my page in an effort to reveal more of the story to the viewer and provide context. I also took details from my photo such as the dirt and grass elements and extended them out onto my canvas in order to set the setting for my story.”

Scrapbooking Photos Whose Story is In The Details | Amy Kingsford | Get It Scrapped

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Who Are Your Visual Storytelling Mentors? http://debbiehodge.com/2016/06/visual-storytelling-mentors/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/06/visual-storytelling-mentors/#respond Wed, 01 Jun 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44558 Here are three great pieces of advice for anyone looking to push the quality of their own creative works: The company you keep matters. Study the masters. Steal like an artist. It’s true. If you want to do outstanding work, then you need to spend time with others who are doing just that kind of […]

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Visual Storytelling Class at Get It ScrappedHere are three great pieces of advice for anyone looking to push the quality of their own creative works:

  1. The company you keep matters.
  2. Study the masters.
  3. Steal like an artist.

It’s true.

If you want to do outstanding work, then you need to spend time with others who are doing just that kind of work, themselves.

Every day next week, you’ve got the chance to spend an hour in live webinars with five committed scrapbook page storytellers:

  • Wilna Furstenberg
  • Anna Aspnes
  • Jill Sprott
  • Stacy Julian
  • Amy Kingsford

These are our guest teachers in the Visual Storytelling 5-Day Event.

Each morning, you’ll receive a new lesson in PDF and video formats–then you can come on over to our GoToMeeting room and learn about the guest’s take on that lesson. Guests will share their own scrapbook pages that illustrate the day’s lesson. AND you can share your own questions and thoughts during the session. If you can’t be there live, leave us your questions ahead of time, then watch the recording within 24 hours of the live event. Get It Scrapped Visual Storytelling Teacherrs

In addition to the pages and ideas shared by these five featured teachers, there are 100+ scrapbook pages from over 20 designers that illustrate the PDF and video lessons. You’ll have a wealth of techniques and ideas for telling your own stories on pages to treasure.

Visual Storytelling Class at Get It Scrapped

 

CLICK HERE TO GET ALL THE VISUAL STORYTELLING DETAILS

Click here http://getitscrapped.com/storytellingevent  to get all the details, and register now. Get just the class or, for a few dollars more, get 6-month, all-access pass to the Get It Scrapped library of classes, templates, interviews, lookbooks, and more–and it includes Visual Storytelling (but only through June 6th).

You’ll set up your username and password right after purchase and have immediate access to the library and the pre-class prep for Visual Storytelling. Already a Get It Scrapped member? The class is yours! Just be sure your membership is active on June 6th.

CLICK HERE TO STUDY WITH STORYTELLING MASTERS

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Scrapbook Page Sketch and Template #112 http://debbiehodge.com/2016/05/scrapbook-page-sketch-template-112/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/05/scrapbook-page-sketch-template-112/#respond Tue, 31 May 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44382 This free scrapbook page sketch comes from a page made by Lynn Grieveson for the “Loving the Double Wide” 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. Lynn says, “I love the freedom that a […]

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Scrapbook Page Sketch and Template #112 | Get It Scrapped This free scrapbook page sketch comes from a page made by Lynn Grieveson for the “Loving the Double Wide” 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.

Lynn says, “I love the freedom that a two-page spread provides for combining several photos and conveying a sense of movement across the spread—something that also makes it ideal for outdoor or sports layouts.”

Scrapbook Page Sketch and Template #112 | Get It Scrapped

Sketch and Layered Template made by Amy Kingsford based on a layout by Lynn Grieveson for Masterful Scrapbook Design, “Loving The Double Wide”

Scrapbook Page Sketch and Template #112 | Lynn Grieveson | Get It Scrapped

Kaitoke by Lynn Grieveson | Supplies: Tate kit, Kohi Kit, Summer Sunset kit, Parisian date stamp (all Lynn Grieveson, Designer Digitals), Fonts: Heartwell Italic, Andres book, Microbrew.

 

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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.

Terry Billman says, “This layout captures a family day of golf in Waikiki. My grand daughter, Cami, loved taking pictures with her grandpa. The blended photo background and horizontal and vertical photo placement allowed a pictorial representation of the highlights of our family golf outing.  Rather than having a blended photo on each side of the page, I blended one large photo of the mountains spanning the entire background of the layout.”

Scrapbook Page Sketch and Template #112 | Terry Billman | Get It Scrapped

Island Golf created by Terry Billman| Lynn Grieveson: sketch, Snips, Big Rips; Anna Aspnes: Foto Glow Mix 2, Art Play Palette Christmas, Spackle Texture 4, Taped Textures 2, Art Play Palette Infatuated

 

Karen Poirier-Brode says, “The page is about a fun adventure during my trip to Fort Worth last summer when fellow CT member and friend Ronnie Crowley and I went to Dallas to meet another scrapbooker, Jennifer Wilson.”

“I chose this sketch because it allowed me to set the mood with photos as well as to highlight other photos. I rearranged some elements to work better with my photos. I even snuck in my signature touch of a tiny photo with paper clip. I liked the bright yellow in this kit not only because it worked with these photos but also because another layout I made from this trip features bright yellow.”

Scrapbook Page Sketch and Template #112 | Karen Poirier-Brode | Get It Scrapped

Girl Friends by Karen Poirier-Brode | Supplies: Kit – The Digi Files 87, Bee Tree Studios, The Best Way Out; Styles – Mommyish and Scrapaneers Champions, Fonts – Traveling Typewriter, Heather Regular, Convoy Regular, Nexa Rust Handmade Extended, Bebas Neue Regular

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Video Blog | Scrapbooking Ideas for Telling Stories about Camping http://debbiehodge.com/2016/05/video-blog-scrapbooking-ideas-telling-stories-camping/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/05/video-blog-scrapbooking-ideas-telling-stories-camping/#respond Wed, 25 May 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44384 Camping is a popular summer vacation activity for some of us. In Christy Strickler’s video version of this Get It Scrapped blog post, we take a look at for sharing your own stories about camping. Click here to see the original blog post with detailed designer notes.  

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Video Blog| Scrapbooking Ideas for Telling Stories about Camping | Get It ScrappedCamping is a popular summer vacation activity for some of us. In Christy Strickler’s video version of this Get It Scrapped blog post, we take a look at for sharing your own stories about camping.

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Scrapbook Ideas for Using Geometric Fonts in Your Titles http://debbiehodge.com/2016/05/scrapbook-ideas-using-geometric-fonts-titles/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/05/scrapbook-ideas-using-geometric-fonts-titles/#comments Tue, 24 May 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44381 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 […]

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Scrapbook Ideas for Using Geometric Fonts in Your Titles | Get It ScrappedGeometric-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 with pedals and learning to ride. I used the geometric font for part of my title as it reminded me a little of the spokes on the wheels of the bike and the black and white font worked well in contrast with the other elements on my page.”

“My tip for using geometric fonts is to use them in combination with other fonts to create an interesting look for your titles.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Using Geometric Fonts in Your Titles | Kristy T | Get It Scrapped

Let’s Ride by Kristy T| Supplies: Patterned Paper: Heidi Swapp; Alphas: American Crafts – Details, Kaisercraft; Stickers: Carta Bella, Simple Stories; Paper Ephemera: Kaisercraft; October Afternoon; Bradz: Simple Stories; Tin Pin: Simple Stories; Pens: Distress Marker, Copic Marker.

Kelly Prang says, “After taking photos of my daughter on her 11th birthday, I found the baby photo of her and was struck by how much she had changed or bloomed–and, also, how much she has stayed the same.”

“I used the free font Anders for the title on my page as I liked the geometric look and felt that is was a nice counter to the circular background cut-out and layered floral embellishments. I balanced the strong lines of the Anders typeface with a curvy font called Ariadne Script for the sub-title.  In order to help the title flow together, I nestled the script alongside of the geometric font and gave the geometric font a style to help it look like it was made from chipboard or fabric material.  I grounded the title with a vellum cloud to give it a home while still keeping a soft airy look.”

“My tips for using geometric fonts are to: use contrast, ground the font, and mix straight simple lines with curves for visual interest.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Using Geometric Fonts in Your Titles | Kelly Prang| Get It Scrapped

Bloom by Kelly Prang| Memory Pocket Monthly- May 2016- Bloom kit (from the-Lilypad) with add-ons from Allison Pennington- Blossom paper, and Valorie Wibbens-Printies- tabs; Rebecca Young- I’ll Be There for You collab- vellum cloud; One Little Bird- Forever Young-tape measure, Troublemaker- rectangular doily, Suncatcher-word art, shadow styles; Sahlin Studio- Fresh- twine; Keye Winiecki- Paper Mat- always; Sara Gleason- Alder- washi tape; Allison Pennington- I’ll Be There for You- paper strips for journaling; Fonts- Anders, Ariadne Script, AA Typewriter

Christy Strickler says, “This page shows our kittens exploring my son’s Little People City.”

“After looking through a few geometric fonts for inspiration, I decided to handletter my own typeface.  To do this yourself, first draw the font in pencil. Once you are satisfied with the way it looks, carefully trace it with a pen or marker. I like geometric fonts, but I think they work best with bright, bold, modern papers and embellishments.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Using Geometric Fonts in Your Titles | Christy Strickler| Get It Scrapped

Toy City Tour by Christy Strickler |Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Stickers, Tag: Basic Grey; Pen: Scripto; Flowers: Recollections; Enamel Dots: My Mind’s Eye; Other: Chipboard, Sequins

Ronnie Crowley says, “It’s spring here in Texas and this page is about the crazy stuff we do to my son’s car to save it from hail! I used a brand new font to me called “Baron” for the title. I chose it because I liked the ‘o’. For some reason it said muffler to me–especially when I used a digital Photoshop action to make it look like metal. The title dominates the page, and, as a result, I kept the embellishments to a minimum.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Using Geometric Fonts in Your Titles | Ronnie Crowley| Get It Scrapped

Storm Prepared by Ronnie Crowley | Supplies: Kristen Aagard – Page Border Stitches; Connie Prince – Batter Swing; Chelle Creations – Fall Semester_paper 01; Lynn Grieveson – Color blocked it; Mommyish – You’re a Natural, Style #149; Fonts – Baron and Building

Devra Hunt says, “This photo represents the love I have for Chicago, my adopted city. The story is about my life while living there for nearly 20 years after moving on a whim.”

“I used an Art Deco style font. I edited the photo with a vintage filter. The two styles complement each other. The font is bold and can draw a lot of attention. I worked it into the design of the page so it is visible, but not overwhelming.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Using Geometric Fonts in Your Titles | Devra Hunt| Get It Scrapped

Skyline by Devra Hunt | Supplies: Cardstock-American Crafts, Patterned Paper, chipboard, stickers, die cuts and font-Basic Grey, wood piece-Studio Calico, mist-Heidi Swapp, pen and adhesive-EK Success

 

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