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, 25 May 2016 09:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 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/#respond 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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6 Ways to Create More Room for Journaling on Your Scrapbook Pages http://debbiehodge.com/2016/05/6-ways-create-room-journaling-scrapbook-pages/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/05/6-ways-create-room-journaling-scrapbook-pages/#respond Wed, 18 May 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44380 Arranging photos, journaling, titlework and embellishments onto your canvas is one of the primary tasks of making a scrapbook page. That task gets tougher when you’ve got lots of journaling. Check out these six ways to make room for your journaling. 1. Use “newspaper-style” columns. Summer Fullerton says, “This layout is the story of my inability […]

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6 Ways to Create More Room for Journaling on Your Scrapbook Pages | Get It ScrappedArranging photos, journaling, titlework and embellishments onto your canvas is one of the primary tasks of making a scrapbook page. That task gets tougher when you’ve got lots of journaling. Check out these six ways to make room for your journaling.

1. Use “newspaper-style” columns.

Summer Fullerton says, “This layout is the story of my inability to fish. It has become a slight obsession of mine, and during our last camping trip we pulled out all the stops, and we still couldn’t get a nibble.”

“I don’t often make single-photo layouts–unless my layout is story driven. This layout falls into this category. By typing my journaling I was able to select a font and size it to fit my available space. This layout is designed around the large journaling block. I wasn’t completely sold on the idea of using a large photo until I went to lay all my pieces in place.”

6 Ways to Create More Room for Journaling on Your Scrapbook Pages | Summer Fullerton | Get It Scrapped

Failure is Not an Option by Summer Fullerton | from the Get It Scrapped Membership class Layout.

Put journaling in multiple spots.

Devra Hunt says, “The day we arrived in our new home, I expected our son to be confused and upset. Instead, I found him curious about his new surroundings and content to have his things around him.”

“This layout tells this story as a whole, but each photo has its own story. I used journal spots around the page to tell details about some of the photos.”

More Room for Journaling on Your Scrapbook Pages | Devra Hunt | Get It Scrapped

Home Is Where My Stuff Is by Devra Hunt | Supplies: Patterned Papers, stickers, chipboard-Basic Grey, flair-Fancy Pants, Freckled Fawn, Acrylic shapes, journal spots-Freckled Fawn, alphas-American Crafts, Basic Grey, pen and adhesive-EK Success, sketch inspired by-Scrapbook Generation

Journal on top of your photos.

Kelly Prang says, “I found photos of each of my children as babies and wanted to document their cute little baby faces.  I converted the top two photos to black-and-white to match the bottom photo, which was taken with black-and-white film.”

“To document which child was in each photo, along with ages and photo dates, I added the text directly to the photos, themselves.”

More Room for Journaling on Your Scrapbook Pages | Kelly Prang | Get It Scrapped

You’ve got the cutest little baby face by Kelly Prang| Supplies: Scrapbook Coach 10 for Get it Scrapped-template; Digi Scrap Parade collaboration for February 2016- Its the Little Things- papers and elements; Memory Pocket Monthly- Lili- Daily Life Stamps; Allison Pennington- Charm- elements; Charmed- alpha- white square alpha; Grow- Alpha: green/black square alpha; Viewpoint- Val Wibbens-acrylic alpha; Dani Mogstad- ephemera, ticket; Ju Kneipp- My Sunshine- lace butterfly, Truly Madly Deeply- paper bits; Tracy Martin- Sugartown-doily; CC-Bluebird-library card; L. Murphy-Lifetime-stamp; Vinnie Pierce- The Rise-stamp; M. Bennett-In the Garden Digi Scrap Parade- wooden paper; Gina Miller- Sewing Table- stitches; Fonts: Andalusia (title)and Bohemian Typewriter (journaling)

Layer pages of text over top of one another.

Sian Fair says, “This is a page about our family treasure chest and the old account books I found inside it.”

“I had so much text to include, I decided the only way I could fit it in would be to layer pages of text one over the other, three times, as if to mimic decorative folds of patterned paper.”

More Room for Journaling on Your Scrapbook Pages | Sian Fair | Get It Scrapped

Treasure Box by Sian Fair | Supplies: Treasure Box by Sian Fair Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, Shimelle for American Crafts; Alpha: simple Stories; Journaling card: Gossamer Blue; Clear Sticker: Crate Paper; Diecuts and stickers: Jen Hadfield, Crate Paper

5. Use text paths to create a specific space and shape for your journaling.

Stefanie Semple says, “This page is about our trip to Bird Island – a nature excursion of note.”

“I started my layout with a template, which allowed me to use a large photo as a background and a second detailed photo surrounded by a text path and minimal embellishing to give an overview of our outing. A text path can be made in Photoshop–and there are plenty of these paths to buy in digital scrapbooking stores. This page is shaped in a spiral.”

More Room for Journaling on Your Scrapbook Pages | Stefanie Semple | Get It Scrapped

Cape Gannets by Stefanie Semple. Sara Gleason: Stated; Joey Lynn Designs: Template Tuesday No 33; One Little Bird Shadow Styles; Charmbox Studios: Resize for web action

6. Journal around the edge of your page.

Celeste Smith says, “As I walk into work each morning, I pass the beginning of the Wallace Stephens Walk, and I’ve scrapbooked that view here.”

“To record the story I placed all of my journaling around the edges of the page. There is a lot more room along the edge than you might imagine. I also appreciate how it leaves lots of white space near my photo grouping.”

More Room for Journaling on Your Scrapbook Pages | Celeste Smith | Get It Scrapped

13 by Celeste Smith | Supplies: Sahin Designs:Work Day Bundle, Back to Basics Labels, Back to Basic Clips, and Wood Chip Alpha; Font: TW Cen MT.

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How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages: Mix series of columns and rows for a fun linear design http://debbiehodge.com/2016/05/make-easy-scrapbook-pages-mix-series-columns-rows-fun-linear-design/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/05/make-easy-scrapbook-pages-mix-series-columns-rows-fun-linear-design/#respond Tue, 17 May 2016 09:00:24 +0000 http://easyscrapbookpages.com/?p=238 Emily Pitts has paired a series of photos arranged in columns with bright rows of trim and a horizontal strip of vellum row to back up her title, creating a fun mix in this very linear page, “Favorites at 15.” Make your own easy scrapbook page just like Emily’s using the 7-step formula we’ve shared below. […]

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How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages: Mix series of columns and rows for a fun linear design | Get It ScrappedEmily Pitts has paired a series of photos arranged in columns with bright rows of trim and a horizontal strip of vellum row to back up her title, creating a fun mix in this very linear page, “Favorites at 15.”

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

 

 

How to make this layout

  1. Start with a die-cut paper as your canvas.
  2. Spray some mist directly onto your background.
  3. Crop your vertical photos to  2.25 x 8″ and print them out onto vellum.
  4. Position your photos across the center of your page and but them up against one another to create four columns.
  5. Lay down two rows of contrasting ribbon both above and below your photo block–leave a one inch gap between the bottom of your photos and your ribbon strips for journaling.
  6. Layer a 1.5″ strip of velum across your photos and add your title to it.
  7. Embellish with buttons, monogram and chipboard accents.

 

How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages: Mix series of columns and rows for a fun linear design | Emily Pitts | Get It Scrapped

Favorites @ 15 by Emily Pitts | Supplies: Patterned paper: KI Memories, Ribbons: American Crafts and Maya Road, Buttons: My Mind’s Eye, Chipboard butterfly: Jenni Bowlin Studios, Veneer star: Studio Calico, Label: Studio Calico, Alphabet: American Crafts (teal) and Doodlebug (red), Pen: Micron, Mist: Maya Road (teal) and Studio Calico (grey), Twine: livingroomfloor.etsy.com, Vellum: The Paper Company, Thread: Coats & Clark.

 


 

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Video Blog | Ideas for Scrapbooking Graduations and Milestone Ceremonies http://debbiehodge.com/2016/05/video-blog-ideas-scrapbooking-graduations-milestone-ceremonies/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/05/video-blog-ideas-scrapbooking-graduations-milestone-ceremonies/#respond Wed, 11 May 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44383 It’s the season for moving up, moving on, and ceremonies celebrating accomplishments and new starts. In Christy Strickler‘s video version of this Get It Scrapped blog post, we’ll explore ideas for making pages that celebrate the achievement of milestones in life. Click here to see the original blog post with detailed designer notes.

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Video Blog | Ideas for Scrapbooking Graduations and Milestone Ceremonies | Get It ScrappedIt’s the season for moving up, moving on, and ceremonies celebrating accomplishments and new starts. In Christy Strickler‘s video version of this Get It Scrapped blog post, we’ll explore ideas for making pages that celebrate the achievement of milestones in life.

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Scrapbooking With Intention http://debbiehodge.com/2016/05/scrapbooking-with-intention/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/05/scrapbooking-with-intention/#respond Tue, 10 May 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44379 Start your page with an idea, or notion, or message. A story or an emotion. Something! Then resolve to convey this intention with all of your design and element choices. We’re pretty sure the scrapbook page storytelling will come more easily and you’ll be pleased with your outcome when you start this way. Our team […]

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Scrapbooking With Intention | Get It ScrappedStart your page with an idea, or notion, or message. A story or an emotion. Something! Then resolve to convey this intention with all of your design and element choices.

We’re pretty sure the scrapbook page storytelling will come more easily and you’ll be pleased with your outcome when you start this way. Our team shows you how it worked for them.

Marcia Fortunato says, “At only two years old, my grandson has an uncanny knack for using and understanding tools. My intention with this page was to record this stage of his development so that we remember his interest in tools and building at this early age.”

“I didn’t have photos of him with the specific tool referred to in the title, so I selected other photos with similar activities. I chose a more structured design and used papers and embellishments that made me think of building (wood, rulers, hardware, etc.) or that referred to boys or men.”

Scrapbooking With Intention | Marcia Fortunato | Get It Scrapped

My Ryobi by Marcia Fortunato | Supplies: Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers, Cocoa Daisy (Valorie Wibbens Designs), Pink Paislee, Real Simple (journal card); Letters: Thickers (American Crafts) with Distress Paint (Ranger) and marker (EK Success); Metal arrows: The Paper Studio; Word stickers and washi: Fancy Pants Designs, We R Memory Keepers, Hello Forever; Enamel dots: Teresa Collins; Pen: LePen (Marvy).

Summer Christiansen says, “This page is about how important family is, even with major differences. I wanted this page to be bright and happy, which is why I used the colorful paper.  But I also wanted it to look scattered and imperfect, like all our families are.  I am trying to evoke a feeling of happy, but not quite perfect.”

Scrapbooking With Intention | Summer Christiansen | Get It Scrapped

Love You Forever by Summer Christiansen | Supplies: The Lilypad M3 April & February

Marie-Pierre Capistan says, “My intention with this page was to describe my father. I used many words and put in a lot of details about him, his personality, what he does, and what this means for our family.”

“The title is an inside joke that tells a lot about him. I added a smiley face at the end of it to give a sense of fun and laughter. I used very few embellishments and colors to keep the layout calm and simple–just like my dad. I added the crown, which is a symbol for a king and in relation to my dad it means that he’s taking care of us and also that he has a lot of charisma. He is loved and adored by everyone. The gold is also adding to these two characteristics.”

Scrapbooking With Intention | Marie-Pierre Capistan | Get It Scrapped

St-Robert by Marie-Pierre Capistran | Products used: Cardstock: Bazzill, Stampin’UP!; Patterned Paper: Teresa Collins; Chipboard pieces: Crate Paper; Wood Veneer: Freckled Fawn; Citrus Twist Kits.

Deborah Wagner says, “My page was made to illustrate the love and joy our new granddaughter brings to our family.”

“I chose this template by Anna Aspnes because I needed places for several black and white photos, but I wanted the focal photo to take center stage. A color palette was the next decision, and I went with pink and gold. Pink for little girls and gold to add a mood of celebration. Every element was chosen carefully to let the viewers know what a miracle she is to us.”

Scrapbooking With Intention | Deborah Wagner | Get It Scrapped

LoveNotes by Deborah Wagner|Suppies: Anna Aspnes – FotoInspired Double Template No. 42, Love Glows No. 1, Art Play Palette Posy, Art Play Palette Vivacity, Art Play Palette Serenity, Art Play Palette Radiant, JazzedUp LoopDaLoops No. 1, Fabric Textures No. 1; KimB – Field of Dreams; Little Lam & Co – J’Adore Pocket Cards; Lynn Grieveson – Totally Trashed Love; Jen Barrette & Alison Pennington – Once Upon An Imagination; Mommyish – Stylin’ 171 Halftone Glitter

Gretchen Henninger says, “I wanted to capture the atmosphere of a concert my husband and I went to at Madison Square Garden. I mimicked the stage lights by using a starburst stencil and blue and black papers, with stars stamped in the background.  I also chose silver alphas and embellishments to reflect light and energy on the dark background.”

Scrapbooking With Intention | Gretchen Henninger | Get It Scrapped

Hall and Oates by Gretchen Henninger | Supplies: Paper, Chipboard & Ephemera: Simple Stories (Life in Color); Alphas: American Crafts Thickers (Gilded); Twine: Lawn Fawn; Stamp: Fontworks (star); Spray Ink: Heidi Swapp Color Shine (tinsel)

Stefanie Semple says, “My intention was to begin working through the loss of my mother with my ability to focus on doing things and making lists.”

“I used a series of journal cards to act as a title and to introduce the topic of the layout. My photos are disarrayed to mirror my emotional turmoil, while the stitches hold everything together, to denote my pretense at keeping everything sorted and organized.”

Scrapbooking With Intention | Stefanie Semple | Get It Scrapped

Mom by Stefanie Semple. Jady Day Studio, Shawna Clingerman & Studio Basic: Our journey together (kit) ; Sabrina’s Creations: Dear Mom journal cards and papers; Katie Pertiet : Clock Buttons Nr1, Chelles Creations: Stitch me up; Chaos Lounge: chain 2.

Sue Althouse says, “With this page I wanted to show my granddaughter’s mixed reaction to her first Halloween costume.”

“First, I chose photos featuring her different facial expressions. The die cuts and journaling (with an ironic twist) support the pictures. My color scheme conveys a positive mood. Even though there were a few tears, overall it was a happy day.”

Scrapbooking With Intention | Sue Althouse | Get It Scrapped

Lucy the Lion by Sue Althouse | Supplies:
Cardstock:Bazill; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories, Cocoa Daisy; Silhouette Die Cuts: Lion by Lori Whitlock, Smiley Faces by Jennifer Wambach; Letter Stickers: Simple Stories; Floss: We Are Memory Keepers; Flair: Panda Eight; Enamel Dots: Queen & Co.

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Ideas for Playing with Human Scale on Your Scrapbook Pages http://debbiehodge.com/2016/05/ideas-playing-human-scale-scrapbook-pages/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/05/ideas-playing-human-scale-scrapbook-pages/#respond Tue, 03 May 2016 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=44378 Images that play up human scale can remind us how small we are in the world by placing people in an environment that dwarfs them. Or they can make our subjects look as if they are holding the world in the palm of their hand if you play tricks with perspective. The Get It Scrapped […]

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Ideas for Playing with Human Scale on Your Scrapbook Pages | Get It ScrappedImages that play up human scale can remind us how small we are in the world by placing people in an environment that dwarfs them. Or they can make our subjects look as if they are holding the world in the palm of their hand if you play tricks with perspective. The Get It Scrapped Creative Team shares great ideas for working with human scale in your photos and scrapbook page designs.

Kristy T says, “This photograph was taken on a walk in Scotland. Since I love the photograph of the two little boys standing together looking out into the trees it was a great fit for a page about their relationship as brothers.  By taking the photograph from a distance and framing the boys in the lower left part of the photograph I was able to show the contrast between the little boys and the great tall trees by capturing both in the frame.  The trees to me are a good representation of how the boys are in the world right now – one is small, the other a little bigger and there is a whole world out there for for play and discovery as they grow older together.”

“The design of the page is simple. The large photograph shows details and conveys the trees’ scale. The journaling, title and some simple clouds in the top right corner to balance the design. The neutral colors add texture, and the simple black matting finishes the page without competing with the photograph.”

Ideas for Playing with Human Scale on Your Scrapbook Pages | KristyT | Get It Scrapped

Big + Little Together by Kristy T| Supplies: Card: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Websters Pages; Wood Veneer Shape: Teresa Collins; Alphas: Becky Higgins; Felt Shapes: Collective & Co.

Audrey Tan says, “This page is about our trip to Agra, India. Our tour guide enjoyed getting us into various poses for perspective shots. Here’s one of them using the boys. Can’t say they were impressed though!”

“I used patterned papers with buildings in the background to continue the image from the photo and added an oversized bird to emphasize the theme of perspective.”

Ideas for Playing with Human Scale on Your Scrapbook Pages | Audrey Tan | Get It Scrapped

A Different View by Audrey Tan | Supplies: Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Living Well, Journal Transfer No2, Doily Edge Overlays No3, Fabulous Wordart Mix No1, Burlap Scraps No1, Artsy FlutterBys No1, MultiMedia Birds No1, See Wordart No1; Jen Maddocks Designs: Urban Grunge 9; Font: Pea Emily

Christy Strickler says, “I have been experimenting with taking photos of my son with skyscrapers in the background. In order to get these photos, I have to lie down or squat low on the ground and photograph my son by looking upward. The photos don’t tend to come out well as my son often has the sun in his eyes and he blinks. In this particular photo, one of the buildings has an outcropping that extends over the walkway, looking as though it is leaning over my son.”

“I wanted to continue this movement of diagonal and then upward throughout the layout. To contribute to this, I placed the title and journaling on an angle. I also used a text paper on a slant upward. The patterned paper on the right side of the layout flows upward, and I cut one piece of paper into strips, and placed them unevenly to mimic buildings in a skyline. The canvas is a green print with triangles in an up-and-down flow.”

Ideas for Playing with Human Scale on Your Scrapbook Pages | Christy Strickler | Get It Scrapped

#PhotoFail by Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper: Studio Calico, Shimelle; Letters: American Crafts; Rub-ons: Dear Lizzy for American Crafts; Chipboard: PinkFresh Studio. Basic Grey; Die Cuts, Flair: Basic Grey

Summer Christiansen says, “On this page I tell about my adventure ziplining through the jungles of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  Half way across my first line, 200 feet above the ground, I got stuck right in the middle!!  To exaggerate this on my page, I tried to make the photo look suspended in the air with arrow elements.”

Ideas for Playing with Human Scale on Your Scrapbook Pages | Summer Christiansen | Get It Scrapped

Help by Summer Christiansen | Supplies: Lilypad M3 April & February

Doris Sander says, “This layout is centered around photos from a cub scout hike and the thoughts I had about it while I was there. I couldn’t help watching the kids playing in this huge outdoor arena and thinking we are truly very small parts of this great big world.” Both her photos and her title conveys this very thought perfectly.

Ideas for Playing with Human Scale on Your Scrapbook Pages | Doris Sander | Get It Scrapped

We Are So Very Small by Doris Sander | Supplies: patterned paper, perforated paper, alphabet stickers, chipboard elements, feathers, rhinestone brad, clear stamps, file folder, label sticker – Jenni Bowlin Studio, paper clip – Tim Holtz, ribbon – vintage, other – embroidery floss, vellum

Amy Kingsford says, “This photo was taken by my husband who was trying to recreate a popular perspective shot involving Balanced Rock at Arches National Park and the page is an homage to our son who was such a trooper and made the best of the trip despite feeling ill.”

“To get this shot of our son ‘holding up the balanced rock’ we positioned him approximately 100 ft in front of the landmark so that his body covered much of the terrain on which the ‘balanced rock’ is perched. My husband got down low and used my telephoto lens which helped to diffuse some of the visual distance between my son and the rock.  The hardest part was getting my son’s arms into exactly the right position to make it look as if he were holding up the rock.  We had a ton of fun with the process though and were happy with the results!”

“To highlight this photo on my page I went with a full-width rendering and used a dramatic black-and-white filter to add drama. Then I used three groupings of hexagons which I clipped masculine patterned papers to, to frame the photo on my page. I purposely tipped the hexagons on end so that they mimicked the appearance of a ‘balanced rock.'”

Ideas for Playing with Human Scale on Your Scrapbook Pages | Amy Kingsford | Get It Scrapped

The Weight of the World… by Amy Kingsford | Supplies: Sahlin Studio: Like a Boss; Karla Dudley: Dad’s Day Cardstock; My Four Hens Photography: Heartistry Action Set; Fonts: True North and Courtney Dorkling

 

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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/#comments 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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