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, 20 Jul 2016 09:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Video Blog | 3 Scrapbook Page Stories You Can Tell with a Venn Diagram http://debbiehodge.com/2016/07/video-blog-3-scrapbook-page-stories-can-tell-venn-diagram/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/07/video-blog-3-scrapbook-page-stories-can-tell-venn-diagram/#respond Wed, 20 Jul 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44633 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.

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vennScrapbook 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.

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Use a Known Phrase as Metaphor for Your Scrapbook Page Story http://debbiehodge.com/2016/07/use-a-known-phrase-as-metaphor-for-your-scrapbook-page-story/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/07/use-a-known-phrase-as-metaphor-for-your-scrapbook-page-story/#respond Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44643 Known phrases are often metaphors that can represent your story: from “time flies” to “back in the saddle.” Our creative team uses not only the words in one of these metaphorical statements, they also visually illustrate this metaphor of this scrapbook page storytelling. Check it out and take away ideas for your own pages.   […]

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Start Your Scrapbook Page with a Metaphor | Get It ScrappedKnown phrases are often metaphors that can represent your story: from “time flies” to “back in the saddle.” Our creative team uses not only the words in one of these metaphorical statements, they also visually illustrate this metaphor of this scrapbook page storytelling. Check it out and take away ideas for your own pages.

 

Sian Fair says, “When I walked past this hat hanging on its peg, I realized I could use its photo to illustrate the saying at the drop of a hat for conveying the doing of something without hesitation. It was an unusually sunny day, so I started out the with idea of noting how we need very little encouragement to talk about the weather here in the U.K. My focus changed as I added more of our national characteristics. The photo of the hat works, I think, because choosing a picture of one of the notes on my list would have lessened the impact of the others.”

“I designed the page with a strong downward flow as a nod to the idea of the hat dropping. And I thought that was enough. It isn’t a page about hats, so with the advice of my school English teacher in my ear, I didn’t – excuse another metaphor – over egg the pudding.”

Start Your Scrapbook Page with a Metaphor | Sian Fair | Get It Scrapped

At the Drop of a Hat by Sian Fair. Supplies:// Patterned Paper: Pebbles Inc, Cocoa Daisy; Alpha: Fancy Pants; Journaling cards used to layer: Cocoa Daisy, Diecuts: Pebbles Inc, Cocoa Daisy; Lace: October Afternoon; Stamps: Gossamer Blue, Cocoa Daisy

Jana Oliveria says, “The expression apple of my eye means you’re referring to someone who is above all people to you–and that is what my son is to me. I want him to know in written words and with my art that he is my everything.”

“This photo of my son is from a professional shoot. I’m never tired of seeing how fast my son is growing and how his face is changing. I love his looks of wonder and how he sees the world. We actually notice him thinking and looking at things in a whole different way as he grows. I love to capture those moments. I feel lucky he came to my life, and in this layout I say to him how he is important to me.”

“I used colors related to an apple tree including strong tones of brown, red and green. I didn’t want my page to be explicitly full of apples all around but hints of elements that have to do with them so I put a tree in the background blending with him and apple leaves and a contrast of the red and green with the dark colors of his colored picture.”

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Apple of my eye by Jana Oliveira | Supplies: Viva Artistry: In the beginning collection;NBK Design: Love forever- Urban Masks, Randomly Brush Collection, Colors of India – Page Blenders; Traci Reed : Hello Handsome;Lynn Grieveson: Shine on kit; Brandon Script Font, Candara Font.

Kristy T says, “Both my husband and children regularly ask me where to find things and just about all the time I can tell them where to find things or I am very quick to find them.  Sometimes I joke with one of them that they are as blind as a bat, so this metaphor was a good fit for documenting this part of our life.”

“I used the metaphor as the title of the page, rendering it with a mix of alpha styles and colors to add emphasis and grab attention to the start of the title.  I used a large bat motif and then close up black and white photographs of my children’s eyes to contrast with the poor vision associated with bats.  The colorful background and the stencil also add contrast visually and also metaphorically as bats are usually in the dark but my children live in lots of colors.”

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As Blind as a Bat by Kristy T| Supplies: Cardstock: Artee, Bazzill; Paints: Tim Holtz Distress Paints; Alphas: Bo Bunny, Simple Stories; Sticker: Simple Stories; Stencil – Tim Holtz Layering Stencil – Eye Chart; Stamp: Hero Arts; Ink: Archival; Waterproof Pen: Pilot; Diecut: Cricut; Chipboard: October Afternoon

Kelly Prang says, “For this story, I used the idea that people tend to be a night-owls or early birds. I tweaked the title to state that I used to be more of a Night-owl, but now have become more like a sloth, as I sleep late and still go to bed early as I’ve gotten older.  I used images of both an owl and a sloth that had some personality to bring a little humor to the page.”

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Night owl to Sloth by Kelly Prang| Supplies: Heather Joyce- Template- We Are Storytellers, Font: AIsling; One Little Bird: Elysian- papers and elements; Lynn Grieveson- Daily Delight- elements; Paula Kesselring-Watercolor Crush- papers; Amber Labau- Block Party- paper

Marcia Fortunato says, “This layout is celebrating the baby dedication of my granddaughter.”

“I used the phrase Signed, Sealed, Delivered to signify that she is a gift from the Lord – a package metaphorically sent from Him – and in a way, the dedication puts a seal on her, saying that her parents will raise her to serve God. I emphasized “Sealed” by using bold glittered letters, then rather than using much journaling, I used visual cues and word bits to convey my message – mailing tags and the phrase A gift from God.

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Signed, Sealed, Delivered by Marcia Fortunato | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Pebbles, Shimelle (both American Crafts); Letters: Thickers (American Crafts); Tags & Embellishments: Maggie Holmes (Crate Paper), Jillibean Soup, My Mind’s Eye, We R Memory Keepers; Pen: Sharpie.

Devra Hunt says, “Recently, my son had major surgery on both legs. This page shows his recovery progression from learning how to go up the stairs with casts, to walking in the front door the day the casts came off.  I felt As Strong as an Ox was the most fitting metaphor to describe my son.”

“The linear design, primary colors, tonal patterns, the gradual increase in height, and the weight lifters are all match the progression of recovery in each photo. All of this speaks to strength, both literally and metaphorically.”

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Strong as an Ox by Devra Hunt | Supplies: Cardstock-American Crafts, Patterned Paper-Bella Blvd, BoBunny, wood pieces-Crate Paper, Studio Calico, ink-ColorBox, Alphas-WRMK, Lilly Bee, Mist-Tattered Angels, Die Cuts-Silhouette, Pen & Adhesive-EK Success

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5 Liftable Scrapbook Page Ideas from 1 Layout by Jill Sprott http://debbiehodge.com/2016/07/5-liftable-scrapbook-page-ideas-1-layout-jill-sprott/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/07/5-liftable-scrapbook-page-ideas-1-layout-jill-sprott/#respond Wed, 13 Jul 2016 09:00:27 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44816 It’s the accumulation of well-chosen and carefully crafted details that create a masterful scrapbook page. Check out 5 details on “Destination Unknown” by Jill Sprott (shared in a recent GIS Membership special event) and see if one or two of them can inspire scrapbook page ideas for your next page. Jill’s page is about her daughter’s difficult […]

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5 Liftable Scrapbook Page Ideas from 1 Layout by Jill Sprott | Get It ScrappedIt’s the accumulation of well-chosen and carefully crafted details that create a masterful scrapbook page. Check out 5 details on “Destination Unknown” by Jill Sprott (shared in a recent GIS Membership special event) and see if one or two of them can inspire scrapbook page ideas for your next page.

Jill’s page is about her daughter’s difficult journey to finding financial aid for college. The feeling behind this page is one of uncertainty and being in uncharted waters.  So Jill uses the well known metaphor, “destination unknown” to help her communicate this story both visually as well as emotionally.

1. Use baker’s twine to string together a collection of embellishments both physically and visually on your page.

5 Liftable Scrapbook Page Ideas from 1 Layout by Jill Sprott | Get It ScrappedThe way in which Jill has woven aqua baker’s twine in and out of the elements on her page not only adds dimension and charm, but also creates a sense harmony and flow within her design.

2. Use a vellum mat to soften bold backgrounds and help your page elements pop against them.

Jill layered a large rectangular vellum mat over her vibrant patterned background and then layered her additional layers over top.  This gives the eye a resting place and creates contrast between her bold background and her other page accents.

3. Use repetition with variety in your embellishment clusters.

Jill has clustered several different circles around her photo and title to accent them and draw the eye in.  The variety in size, depth, pattern and color make this repetition interesting and add to the pages appeal.

4. Use a mixture of patterns or fonts when rendering an important word in your title.

Here Jill has used alphas in the same font, but two different patterns to construct the word “unknown” in her title. Not only does this design choice manage to mimic the appearance of her background paper but it also adds meaning to the page.  As that which is “unknown” tends to feel a bit chaotic or disorderly.

5. Break up your journaling on staggered labels to create visual interest and flow. 

The staggered journaling labels on which Jill has rendered her story not only capture and lead the eye but they also add to the unsteady path that Jill describes in her story.

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Destination Unknown by Jill Sprott from the GIS Special Event Visual Storytelling 2016

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Scrapbook Ideas for Paying Tribute to Men and Women Who Serve http://debbiehodge.com/2016/07/scrapbook-ideas-paying-tribute-men-women-serve/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/07/scrapbook-ideas-paying-tribute-men-women-serve/#comments Tue, 12 Jul 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44642 Do you have family and friends who have served your country or even your local community keeping it safe? Our Creative Team shares their pages–and offers you inspiration–for scrapbooking service men and women in the military, veterans, police officers, fire fighters, or anyone else who plays (or has played) a part in keeping their country safe. […]

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Scrapbook Ideas for Paying Tribute to Men and Women Who Serve | Get It ScrappedDo you have family and friends who have served your country or even your local community keeping it safe? Our Creative Team shares their pages–and offers you inspiration–for scrapbooking service men and women in the military, veterans, police officers, fire fighters, or anyone else who plays (or has played) a part in keeping their country safe.

Marcia Fortunato says, “Sitting in church Memorial Day weekend brought home the importance of the freedoms that I enjoy as an American. This page focuses on my thankfulness for the military servicemen and women who made these possible.”

“To pay tribute to the military I used an American flag, out of which I cut subway art that has words associated with the various branches of the military (using my Silhouette die cut machine). I also used vellum cutouts of soldiers and positioned them on the page in a way that symbolizes the protection of some of our rights and freedoms. I finished with stars and word bits to further support the patriotic theme.”

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Liberty by Marcia Fortunato | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee, Sugartree; Vellum: The Paper Studio; Letters: Evalicious; Embellishments: Twine+Ink, Authentique; Pen: Le Pen (Marvy); Other: Silhouette die cut designs – subway art, soldiers.

Cynthia T says, “This page is about the war over the possession of the Malvinas, better known as the Falklands. Military service at the time was compulsory in Argentina, which meant that thousands of 18 to 20 year old boys, some with no training or skills at all, were sent to fight in very hostile weather conditions (the Malvinas are almost in the south Pole).  Still, all these young men (and 16 women, nurses, taken after the war was started) fought with courage defended their country. The war lasted 74 days, taking the life of 649 Argentinians, 255 British soldiers and 3 of the Island’s civilians. This is a page specially dedicated to the very young boys who fought, the hundreds that were left behind and then returned and their families. Praying for the story never to be repeated.”

“I wanted to use mostly metals and looked for rusted or old examples. I added army green and greys and dark colors to represent a dark event. I was set to make a page with no color at all, but when I chose the burnt paper I started finding a good balance with the golden-ish/copper metal.  The lady blended in the back gives me the idea of looking back (and she has a sad look)  I wanted the page not to be neat, as to me all events of this kind are anything but clean, so I added paint splatters and the messy stitches and the darker, chunkier stitches to hold the layered frames, and paper bits with the photo. I made the alpha and then applied a style effect (using Photoshop Elements).”

Scrapbook Ideas for Paying Tribute to Men and Women Who Serve | Cynthia T | Get It Scrapped

Young Soldiers of Malvinas (Falklands) by Cynthia T. | Supplies: Made on Craft Artist Professional by Serif, alpha and title text made with the program and styles from it, Quirky Heart: Always Remember, Amber LaBau & Jenn CK: Aviator, ViVa Artistry: Illuminated Journal V, Studio Mix 57, 1776, Broken Hearts and Destinations. The journaling font is Notera.

Christy Strickler says, “I wanted to document the story of how my husband’s grandfather falsified his age so that he could serve in World War II. These photos are from his paratrooper graduation booklet. I chose travel paper with airplanes  and scalloped paper with a cloud style look to represent him as a paratrooper. Since the photos are older, I gave a nod to a vintage style with the cream rosette and doily. The red, white, and blue colors are muted rather than vibrant for a vintage tone. I used alphas rendered with a traditional typeface. Wood grain elements represent his warmth and strong character.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Paying Tribute to Men and Women Who Serve | Christy Strickler | Get It Scrapped

B21 Airborne School by Christy Strickler | Supplies Patterned Paper: LilyBee Designs, Pink Paislee; Letters: Basic Grey, Jillibean Soup; Stickers: October Afternoon; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico, Freckled Fawn; Flowers: Recollections; Plastic Rosette: Jenni Bowlin; Other: Ribbon, Doily

Terry Billman says, “My page ‘Blue Lives Matter’ represents the involvement of the citizens of Bee County and Bee County Law Enforcement in Texas Governor Abbott’s call for a statewide ‘Stand with Law Enforcement’ in which law enforcement officers across the state were required to turn on emergency  lights on all patrol units for one minute at 11AM, which marked the beginning of the funeral for Deputy Goforth, who lost his life in the line of duty. This page is not only a tribute to my son, who is a deputy, but to all law enforcement officers who serve and protect our community.”

“Simple framing of the focal photo, selective coloring of the Tower 1 Beeville, and blended black and white photos portray the emotionally moving experience. The blue bold title, signifying law enforcement officers,  and blue fotoglows and light leaks were used as accents to highlight the photos.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Paying Tribute to Men and Women Who Serve | Terry Billman | Get It Scrapped

Blue Lives Matter by Terry Billman | Supplies: Art Play Palette Explore, Art Play Palette Autumn Soul, Cool Glows 1, Light Leaks 1

Kelly Prang says, “This is a page about my father’s service in the US Navy. He was a Corpsman (nurse) stationed with the Marines in Da Nang Vietnam with the 3rd Medical Battalion, also called Charlie Med.  His time in the Navy helped shape his future, as he came home from his enlistment and went to school to be a nurse, then continued on to become a Nurse Anesthetist. I am proud of my father and the fact that he enlisted during a time when many young men were dodging the draft.”

“I used the red, white, and blue colors, along with stars as a motif. The photo, map and orders are all pretty neutral and tended toward the bland side of the color spectrum, so I attempted to add interest with color and motif.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Paying Tribute to Men and Women Who Serve | Kelly Prang | Get It Scrapped

Vietnam 1966 by Kelly Prang | Supplies: Template: Sahlin Studio- freebie- July 2014; One Little Bird: Cabana-papers, Stay Tuned- star paper, Busy Week- map paper, Lemondrop- kraft paper, Daily Bulletin- tag, Shadow Styles; Sahlin Studio: Documentary- paper, Melon Sorbet- map snippet; Just Jaimee: Textured Gesso Paper, Storyteller April 2014- Paper Stars; Allison Pennington: Tis- pattern paper; Micheline Martin: Picture Perfect- paper; Font: Bohemian Typewriter

Kelly Sroka says, “This page is an expression of gratitude for all the volunteer firefighters. My husband and son are both volunteer firefighters and they spend many hours training with their department so that they can perform their duties under great pressure. When there is a fire or car accident, they have to be calm and cool in the presence of danger. Firefighters have to be ready to respond at any moment, day or night. This layout is my thank you to all of the volunteers.”

“The photograph is of my husband at a controlled burn. He and his fellow firefighters donned heavy gear and air packs that day to practice entering and exiting a burning building safely. I chose the grey background paper to represent the smoke seen in the photograph. The red and yellow patterned papers and gold lettering echo the colors found on fire trucks. The curvy ribbon below the picture represents the hoses fire fighters use. I used a brad that says “brave” and a die cut that says “everyday” because firefighters must be brave and ready every day. Finally, the dark wood dots are reminiscent of burnt wood found at fires.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Paying Tribute to Men and Women Who Serve | Kelly Sroka | Get It Scrapped

The Volunteer by Kelly Sroka | Supplies: Cardstock, Doodlebug Design; Patterned paper, Jillibean Soup and Shimelle; Wood dots, Jillibean Soup; Die Cuts and Brad, My Mind’s Eye; Gold letter stickers, American Crafts; Ribbon, May Arts

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Video Blog | Scrapbooking Ideas for Using Nature Photos to Tell a Personal Story http://debbiehodge.com/2016/07/video-blog-scrapbooking-ideas-using-nature-photos-tell-personal-story/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/07/video-blog-scrapbooking-ideas-using-nature-photos-tell-personal-story/#respond Wed, 06 Jul 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44640 Do your nature photos make it onto the scrapbook page, or do you save them for framing and sharing on Instagram. In this video blog by Christy Strickler, we’ve got scrapbooking ideas for using nature photos on the page to tell a story about yourself. Click here to see the original blog post with designer […]

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naturephotos-sqDo your nature photos make it onto the scrapbook page, or do you save them for framing and sharing on Instagram. In this video blog by Christy Strickler, we’ve got scrapbooking ideas for using nature photos on the page to tell a story about yourself.

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Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with an Americana Style http://debbiehodge.com/2016/07/ideas-scrapbook-page-storytelling-americana-style/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/07/ideas-scrapbook-page-storytelling-americana-style/#comments Tue, 05 Jul 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44641 “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 […]

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Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with an Americana Style | Get It Scrapped“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 and patterns include:

  • stars
  • stripes
  • geography
  • folk art
  • historical motifs
  • gingham
  • eagles
  • flags and pennants

Materials and techniques that contribute to an Americana style include:

  • hand stitching
  • buttons
  • punched tin
  • bows
  • rhinestones
  • worn or shabby elements
  • barnboard
  • and other hand crafted touches

 

Americana-pinboardWe’ve pinned fashion and decor vignettes that illustrate this style on Pinterest and we’ve got scrapbook pages inspired by the style below.

Deborah Wagner says, “My daughter sends me photos of my granddaughter so I can make a book celebrating each month of her first year. My granddaughter’s red, white and blue dress inspired me to scrap my photos in the Americana style. The colors, glitter stars, banners and, of course, the American flag all supported my title, American beauty.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with an Americana Style | Deborah Wagner | Get It Scrapped

American Beauty by Deborah Wagner|Supplies: Lynn Grieveson – Parade Days; Vero – Wild & Free; Kim Jenson – Stapled Sequins; Digital Scrapbook Ingredients – A Little Bit Quirky; Danielle Engelbretson – Hello Baby; KimB – Salty Kisses; Katie Pertiet – Tagging Sentiments No.2

Karen Poirier-Brode says, “This page is about my Northern California college alumni meet ups which are often hockety games between Montreal and San Jose. An Americana style suited my story because the Habs uniform colors are red, white and blue, and McGill’s colors are red and white. The rustic touches I’ve added work with hockey. Text-print paper reminds me of school. I had only three not-so-great photos of the event, but the casual air of the page helped me use them to tell the story.”

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Hockey Game by Karen Poirier-Brode | Supplies: Kit: Gingersnaps, Pixelily Designs, Just Kidding; Template: Scrapping with Liz, Fun Layered Templates, Paperclip: Just Jaimee September Storyteller 2014; Font: Josefin Slab

Kristy T says, “My daughter is nearly 11 and starting to move toward her teenage years.  I wanted to create a page that celebrates her as she is right now and encourages her to hold on to the confidence and who she is as she grows up.”

“The Americana style worked well since I wanted to create a page with lots of little details (to represent the complexity of personality), a mix of textures and lots of repetitions of shapes.  I was inspired by the text on stickers I chose and the colors which are a mix of reds, blues and neutrals. Stars are a great motif that makes me think about shining bright and dreaming big.  I used the colors scheme to drive the photograph choice: one with her wearing a white and blue striped shirt and posed with a red umbrella.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with an Americana Style | Kristy T | Get It Scrapped

Just by You by Kristy T | Supplies: Patterned Papers – Echo Park, Kaisercraft, Teresa Collins, MME; Paper Embellishments – Kaisercraft, Heidi Swapp, Teresa Collins, Elle’s Studio; Stickers: Teresa Collins; Chipboard – Bo Bunny, Flowers: Dusty Attic; Washi Tape: Hazel and Ruby; Alphas: Franchville; Pin- Maya Road; Stamp: Hero Arts; Punch: Martha Stewart; Ink: Archival.

Stefanie Semple says, “This is the final page of my travel album of last year, saying goodbye to Boston, and America. My layout is about leaving America until we visit again. I love the pride that Americans display, something that is largely missing in my country. I started with a worn wood grain background paper with a partiall and distressed American flag motif to set the scene. I added small photos in a stitched pockets and detailed touches that are like the mementos we bring home as gifts from our travels.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with an Americana Style | Stefanie Semple | Get It Scrapped

Until next time by Stefanie Semple. Amanda Yi Designs & Libby Pritchett: Celebrate Independance Day, Kimeric Kreations: Unforgettable and Valorie Wibbens: Sewn pockets.

Megan Blethen says, “My oldest son is handicapped and can’t easily participate in the city sport teams because of it. We are blessed to have a special league in our city called ‘Field of Angels’ that he participates in every summer. These are photos from a game last year showing how happy he is while playing this game. The navy color in my son’s shirt and the red in the girl’s shirt next to him made me think these baseball photos were perfect for an Americana style layout. Also, what is more American than baseball?!”

“To incorporate the Americana style in my layout I used patterned and  solid papers with red, white, and blue. Baker’s twine in twise of red and white as well as layered shapes–photocorners, triangles, and stars–gave me Americana-styled embellishments. I used a black background paper to let everything else on the layout stand out.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with an Americana Style | Megan Blethen | Get It Scrapped

Ready to Play by Megan Blethen | Supplies: Patterned papers: Fancy Pants Attwell Energy, Playing, Lush and the 6×6 paper pad; Embellishments: We r Memory Keepers Layered Embellishments “Red, White & Blue”, Fancy Pants Attwell Shape Puffy Stickers and Aqua Puffy Stickers, White and Red Twine from old stash, Offray Grosgrain Navy Ribbon

Christy Strickler says, “This will be the title page about a visit to our local museum featuring an exhibit of Norman Rockwell’s art and what life was like in his day. Since Norman Rockwell’s art was a snapshot into past American life, the Americana theme fit the story.”

“I don’t really have any truly Americana theme- supplies. I made a quick scrapbook kit with items that were red, white and blue or that had stars. The white brick paper had been a challenge for me to use on other pages. Since it has the word “liberty: on it, it made it an east fit for the kit. I liked making a kit versus buying it as I find many of the themed patriotic kits have more product than I can use.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with an Americana Style | Christy Strickler | Get It Scrapped

A Visit to Norman Rockwell’s America by Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper JBS Mercantile,Pink Paislee; Letters: American Crafts,Basic Grey; Die Cuts: October Afternoon, JBS Mercantile: Stickers: Freckled Fawn; Jewel, Photo Corners: Queen and Company; Other: German Foil, Ribbon

Debbie Hodge says, “Much of a recent trip to Texas was spent at sites celebrating Texas–and American–history. On this two-page spread from a visit to The Alamo, I used an Americana style to evoke a sense of that history.”

“I started with the red, white, and blue color scheme of the style, choosing red gingham and blue floral print patterned papers from a summer kit. To sway the feeling from a summer theme to one focusing on American history, I used worn trim, bows and hand-stitching in red and blue. The embellishment motifs are stars, repeated several times in differing sizes and materials.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with an Americana Style | Debbie Hodge | Get It Scrapped

The Alamo by Debbie Hodge | Blithe by Sara Gleason; Snail Mail by Splendid Fiins; Stapled Sequins by Kim Jensen; Uncle Sam, Glitter Thread Stitches, Airman by Lynn Grieveson; Tied Fasteners by Katie Pertiet;

 

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Join us for the Get It Scrapped Photo Challenge! http://debbiehodge.com/2016/07/join-us-get-scrapped-photo-challenge/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/07/join-us-get-scrapped-photo-challenge/#respond Fri, 01 Jul 2016 12:26:10 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44790 Are you ready for a little bit of summer fun?  Good, because The Get It Scrapped Photo Challenge is back! Below we’ve compiled a list of 28 prompts based on some of our favorite Get It Scrapped articles from the past year. We’d love to see how you use them to inspire some fun photos or […]

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Are you ready for a little bit of summer fun?  Good, because The Get It Scrapped Photo Challenge is back!

Below we’ve compiled a list of 28 prompts based on some of our favorite Get It Scrapped articles from the past year. We’d love to see how you use them to inspire some fun photos or even your next scrapbook page!

Follow us on Instagram @getitscrapbooked to see the team’s take on these fun prompts. Plus share your own photos with us by tagging us and using the appropriate hashtag from the list below, as well as #gisphotochallenge2016.

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 >>> Download the printable guidelines and prompts here <<<

 

Not on Instagram?  No problem, everyone can play along!  Just drop by the GIS Forums and share your photos/pages in the GIS Photo Challenge 2016 Gallery!

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Scrapbook Page Sketch and Template #113 http://debbiehodge.com/2016/06/scrapbook-page-sketch-template-113/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/06/scrapbook-page-sketch-template-113/#respond Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44389 This free scrapbook page sketch comes from a page made by Doris Sander for the Oomph & Polish 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. It’s unique design is sure to add just […]

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sketch113-sqThis free scrapbook page sketch comes from a page made by Doris Sander for the Oomph & Polish 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.

It’s unique design is sure to add just the right amount of tension and punch to your next scrapbook page, we can’t wait to see how you use it!

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Sketch and Layered Template made by Amy Kingsford based on a layout by Doris Sander for the GIS Membership Class Oomph & Polish

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He Makes My Heart Beat by Doris Sander | Supplies: cardstock – Bazzill, patterned paper, sticker – Crate Paper, chipboard alphabet – American Crafts, chipboard heart – Jenni Bowlin Studio, sequins – Pebbles Inc., doily, arrow – German Foil, mist – Heidi Swapp, other – embroidery floss

Doris says, “When I lined up my first photo and the heart, I just naturally placed the middle photo as a diamond. I really liked the look
of square, diamond, and heart all in a row and felt like the diamond tilt gave the photo a lot more presence on the page.”

 

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More inspiration…

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.

Devra Hunt says, “When i first looked at this sketch I thought it was very sharp, and geometric, and I was excited to use it to scrapbook these photos of beautiful tulip fields.  As I began to play with the sketch, I found it to be like designing with a band foundation, but with more shapes.  I flipped it upside down, putting the weight of the page at the bottom. That gave more balance and flow to my layout. When choosing my embellishments, I used circular shapes to soften the sharp lines.”

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Ronnie Crowley says, “I’m always drawn to templates that include space for a long title. A long title can take the place of journaling on my pages about our dog. Doris used arrows to create flow through the page. I replaced the arrows with a dog leash.”

A Day in the Life of a Dog by Ronnie Crowley | Supplies: A. Pennington - Brilliant; K.Aagard - Page Border Stitches, Word Art World - A dog's life

A Day in the Life of a Dog by Ronnie Crowley | Supplies: A. Pennington – Brilliant; K.Aagard – Page Border Stitches, Word Art World – A dog’s life

 

Sue Althouse says, “I was drawn to the interesting shapes, long title and open space in this sketch. My page is about wondering what goes on in the mind of our two-year old granddaughter. I used patterned paper with small shapes arranged in a large circle as my background then added photos and placed other page elements around the circle defined by the patterned paper. Visual triangles of black, pink buttons and textures provide the finishing touches.”

What Is She Thinking? by Sue Althouse | Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Pinkfresh Studio; Stencils: Tim Holtz; Embossing Paste: Studio 490; Silhouette: Swirl Dance Font; Alphabets: American Crafts; Floss: We R Memory Keepers; Buttons: Queen & Co.; Bow: Bella Blvd.

What Is She Thinking? by Sue Althouse | Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Pinkfresh Studio; Stencils: Tim Holtz; Embossing Paste: Studio 490; Silhouette: Swirl Dance Font; Alphabets: American Crafts; Floss: We R Memory Keepers; Buttons: Queen & Co.; Bow: Bella Blvd.

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Scrapbook Ideas for Making Your Own Geometric Mashup Patterns http://debbiehodge.com/2016/06/scrapbook-ideas-making-geometric-mashup-patterns/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/06/scrapbook-ideas-making-geometric-mashup-patterns/#respond Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44388 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 […]

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Scrapbook Ideas for Making Your Own Geometric Mashup Patterns | Get It ScrappedCombining 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.

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Take a look, also, at how our Creative Team makes their own geometric mashups on the scrapbook page.

Gretchen Henninger says, “This layout features a photograph from a wonderful evening out with my husband at Lincoln Center seeing one of his favorite jazz musicians perform.”

“I felt that a design using bold colors and a mix of geometric patterns worked well to capture the feel of the music. I began with a large black and white chevron patterned paper. I used the center of the chevron to create downward movement along the left side of the page. The sides of the chevron create diagonal movement along the right side of the page (leading right through the photograph).  In between these sections, I layered black and teal triangles over a white dot paper to create a zig-zag line down the page.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Making Your Own Geometric Mashup Patterns | Gretchen Henninger | Get It Scrapped

Charles Lloyd by Gretchen Henninger | Supplies: Papers: Pebbles (Home+Made); Alphas, Stickers and Chipboard: Simple Stories (Life in Color); Enamel Dots: Simple Stories (Rad)

 

Karen Poirier-Brode says, “This page is about the visit my niece and I took to Las Vegas and our enjoyment of the M&M Museum.  I used a digital template to keep the mix of geometric prints orderly, and I picked common color-stories in the papers for unity (gold, pink, turquoise, black and white). The bright colors of the accents come from the photo and help keep the attention on the photo and not the busy background.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Making Your Own Geometric Mashup Patterns | Karen Poirier-Brode | Get It Scrapped

Vegas by Karen Poirier-Brode | Supplies – Fonts: Myriad Pro Reg, Kozuka Muncho Pro B, Josefin Slab Regular; gold chevron paper: mommyish; circle paper: pink flower, button pco go bold; doily: jlabre beyond measure;staples: vld adventuretime; confetti: sgleason, we are storytellers; heart brad: sgleason wasthe lilypad we are storytellers; blue/black chevron strip: khadfield_JoodleStrips the lilypad we are storytellers; B&W paper: gmiller was the lilypad we are storytellers; template: swl front page; stripe paper: mommyish; pie chart paper: my design inspired by pie chart lesson Scrapaneers Champions and color palette from Scrapaneers; shadows: Mommyish

 

Terry Billman says, “Tiny Dancer showcases my grand daughter’s first dance recital at the age of three. My ‘mashup’ is subdued and includes a representational print of dancers in addition to plaid and monochromatic blocks. I used tilted and nested squares to provide a geometric progression across the page to the focal photo. The geometric design unites the patterns, yet is simple and delicate showcasing my tiny dancer.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Making Your Own Geometric Mashup Patterns | Terry Billman | Get It Scrapped

Tiny Dancer created by Terry Billman| Kim Broedelet: On Pointe; Anna Aspnes: FotoGlow Mix 2

 

Christy Strickler says, “I wanted to document how I started homeschooling my son in preschool. The photo is really grainy. Using a mashup of geometric shapes helped distract from the bad quality of the image. I started with a busy patterned paper and then layered in vellum shapes. The vellum allows the layers beneath to show while keeping a separation  between the photo cluster and the patterned papers.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Making Your Own Geometric Mashup Patterns | Christy Strickler | Get It Scrapped

This is Preschool by Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper: Cocoa Daisy, Amy Tangerine; Letters: Jillibean Soup; Die Cuts: Fancy Pants; Paperclips: Heidi Swapp; Flowers: Recollections; Other : Vellum

 

Audrey Tan says, “This page is about my trip to Goa, India. While waiting for my meal to arrive, I stopped and gazed at the sea. It was a lovely, serene feeling.”

“In adding a mashup of geometric prints, I cut them from a series of hexagonal shapes. I also included mixed media prints. A few embellished bits finished the page.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Making Your Own Geometric Mashup Patterns | Audrey Tan | Get It Scrapped

Observations by Audrey Tan | Supplies: Tangie Baxter: Bountiful; Font: KG Sweet N Sassy

 

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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.

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

 

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