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. Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:00:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Scrapbook Ideas for Using Active White Space http://debbiehodge.com/2017/01/scrapbook-ideas-using-active-white-space/ http://debbiehodge.com/2017/01/scrapbook-ideas-using-active-white-space/#respond Tue, 24 Jan 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=45757 The shape of white space in a visual design can be ACTIVE or PASSIVE. Active white is area left open on purpose. It separates content and is a design element itself. Passive White Space occurs naturally, for example in the area between words on a line or the space surrounding a logo or graphic element. […]

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The shape of white space in a visual design can be ACTIVE or PASSIVE.

Active white is area left open on purpose. It separates content and is a design element itself.

Passive White Space occurs naturally, for example in the area between words on a line or the space surrounding a logo or graphic element.

Use white space in your design to make it easier for the human eye to understand your content: minimizing clutter, creating emphasis, organizing your content, creating groupings.

Here the creative team has made pages with generouse and “active” white space and tells you how they did it!

Ronnie Crowley says, “My daughter moved into her own apartment this year and the page is about her first Christmas tree.”

“The addition of the stitched Christmas tree in the large area of the white space below the block of photographs activates it and adds tension to the design. It also provides an anchor for the star embellishment behind the title “Joy” while supporting the theme of the page,”

Scrapbook Ideas for Using Active White Space | Ronnie Crowley | Get It Scrapped

Joy by Ronnie Crowley | Supplies: Dúnia Stella Acauan – This is So Me – Kraft Papers; Etc. by Danyale – Felt Holiday
Mari Koegelenberg – Twenty Five; Sahin Designs – November2016-template

 

Stefanie Semple says, “My Facebook feed was full of photos of the Super Moon on the nights of the 14th and 15th of November 2016, and this layout features my attempt at documenting it.”

“I used a design with asymmetrical white space running between two clusters to contrast my two photos of the super moon, both blurry but one taken during the evening and the other after dark. The two distinct photo clusters are viewed independently, starting at top left, the light embellishments and yellow flower and journal card highlight the daytime photo. The second photo grouping is darker and at the bottom right so the eye ends up there and then takes in the journal card and views the moon once more. The arrows also direct attention to the two important spots.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Using Active White Space | Stefanie Semple | Get It Scrapped

Super Moon by Stefanie Semple | Supplies: Digital Scrapbook Ingredients : Holiday Sparkle kit.

 

Christy Strickler says, “As a holiday treat, my son and I got flavored coffee and pastries from a local cafe, and that’s the story here.”

“I wanted the focus to be on the photo, so I placed it as a part of a a layered block in the bottom left of the canvas, leaving generouse asymmetrical white space around it.”

To keep the photo block from being perfectly square, I broke into the white space by extending pattered paper bits, journaling strips and the title from the main block. I wanted something around the edges of the layouot, but not a perfect frame, so I used bits of tape to create a sort of broken frame. The tape is striped with some of the striped bits pointing towards the photo.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Using Active White Space | Christy Strickler | Get It Scrapped

Let’s Get Coffee by Christy Strickler | Supplies: Cardstock: The Paper Studio; Patterned Paper, Wood Veneer, Die Cuts: Cocoa Daisy; Chipboard: Dear Lizzy for American Crafts; Letters: PinkFresgStudio, Evalicious; Other: tape

 

Jana Oliveira says, “We went to visit my husband in Seattle, and soon we are going to join him there. As we explore the city I love to take pictures of my husband and son from the back as they are walking. I think it’s reflective and signifies their bond and friendship: they are partners, and my son loves his daddy’s company.”

“Behind the photo, on the large open area of the canvas, I added a copy of the same picture but just with an outline effect using an app called iColorama. It is a reflection of the main image. This is a method I use over and over again in my pages, it brings unity when I look at the pages I think make the reader to think about things that were going on when you give a second angle from the picture and makes a nice interaction with the main picture.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Using Active White Space | Jana Oliveira | Get It Scrapped

Adventures and Memories by Jana Oliveira | Supplies: NBK Design: She Collection art frame, Art & Journal Brushtool; Studio Basic: just the way your are, little moments big memories, destinations vl7 .

 

Sian Fair says, “This page is about a collection of souvenir shops and cafes we discovered in Berlin.”

“I started this page by creating two distinct areas: the title spot and the photo spot. Then I used the space in between to draw the eye from one to the other and round the page by adding trailing clusters which shape the white space whilst still leaving the canvas looking uncluttered (I hope!). As the page is about finding relief from the bustling city in a friendly cafe, I liked the idea of my page combining space to breathe with the energy of the trailing plants, just like the ones in the photo.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Using Active White Space | Sian Fair | Get It Scrapped

Ampelmann by Sian Fair | Supplies: Patterned Paper, Alphas, wood veneer from a kit by Felicity Jane. Wooden tree: Fancy Pants Designs

 

Karen Poirier-Brode says, “My page is about a class in ceramics and how much I like it.”

“I decided on incorporating asymmetrical white space into my background–though that background isn’t necessarily white: rather it’s a patterned paper. I broke the left edge of my white space with my main photo and embellishment cluster to draw attention to the picture of me with the drill in the ceramics lab. I also broke into the white space on top with my small embellishment cluster of washi tape and button. This position gives that group more emphasis, as does its distance from the photo cluster and the title, and this helps balance the page.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Using Active White Space | Karen Poirier-Brode | Get It Scrapped

Ceramics by Karen Poirier-Brode | Supplies: Fonts – Avenir, Traveling Typewriter; Kit – tdf91, K Cronin-Barrow, Joie de Vivre; staple – OLB, thrive

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Have you ever wanted to get all of your favorite scrapbook ideas organized in one place so that you can start putting them to use in your pages?

Well we here at Get It Scrapped would like to help you with this goal! Get It Scrapped has been sharing free scrapbook ideas with you for the past eight years on our blog, and while we love sharing these ideas we also want to give you a way to organize and act on them.

That is why with every new blog post we publish, we’ll also be offering a detailed page guide to walk you through the steps of implementing these new ideas on the scrapbook page.

Just look for the image below in each new blog post and click on it to sign up for your FREE page guides.

You’ll find the list of posts containing page guides below – or just visit the blog weekly and look for the download graphic following the intro of each post – and start collecting these page guides today!

And to help you keep your ideas organized we’ve also got a free printable with binder spines and tabs.  So you can punch holes in the page guides, put them in a binder and you’ve got your very own Get It Scrapped Page Idea Book.

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Set These 3 Limits to Make a Clean and Simple Scrapbook Page http://debbiehodge.com/2017/01/scrapbook-page-challenge-make-clean-simple-scrapbook-page/ http://debbiehodge.com/2017/01/scrapbook-page-challenge-make-clean-simple-scrapbook-page/#respond Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=45755 Clean and simple designs endure and are light on your stash. Our team made their own clean and simple pages here. They used these three guides (or limits) to keeping it simple: Keep the focus on the photo(s), Incorporate plenty of whitespace, and Use embellishments sparingly and purposefully. Read on to see the team’s pages, […]

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Scrapbook Page Challenge: Make a Clean and Simple Scrapbook Page | Get It ScrappedClean and simple designs endure and are light on your stash. Our team made their own clean and simple pages here. They used these three guides (or limits) to keeping it simple:

  • Keep the focus on the photo(s),
  • Incorporate plenty of whitespace, and
  • Use embellishments sparingly and purposefully.

Read on to see the team’s pages, and download your FREE guide to making your own clean and simple page, by clicking on the image below.

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Kristy T. says, “This page documents the changing relationship between my sons as they grow older and the happiness it brings.”

“Although my style can vary, I frequently use a clean and simple style at the moment, generally with mixed-media touches.”

“By keeping things simple and clean, a page comes together quickly. I always like my photographs to take center stage, and this style makes that easy to do.  I also love using white backgrounds. Using only a few embellishments reduces the decisions I need to make too and the time spent looking through my stash!”

Scrapbook Page Challenge: Make a Clean and Simple Scrapbook Page | Kristy T | Get It Scrapped

Brotherly Love by Kristy T| Supplies: Card – Artee; Alpha – Teresa Collins; Stickers – Simple Stories; Embossing Folder – Kaisercraft; Washi Tape: Teresa Collins.

 

Karen Poirier-Brode says, “This page is about a visit to Emerald City Trapeze Arts in Seattle with my friend Cathy. She’d been thinking about trapeze and pole dancing classes there, so we paid a visit. The clean and simple style is different from my usual approach to scrapbooking because I tend to use a lot of patterned paper, and I like sprinkles, splatter, and inked edges.”

“Here the patterned paper is confined to narrow border strips on the top and bottom of the page. I like a lot of embellishments, and here I used two buttons, one small piece of washi tape, two rows of stitching and a metal feather. Cartoon art for one photo a piece of word art for the title complete the decorative elements on the page. I used a piece of vellum for the journaling to make it more readable. I liked this challenge because it forced me to think very carefully about just what I’d use on the page and where I’d place it. I’ll use this approach again when I want a contemporary feel to my next page.”

Scrapbook Page Challenge: Make a Clean and Simple Scrapbook Page | Karen Poirier-Brode | Get It Scrapped

Soar by Karen Poirier-Brode | Supplies: cartoon image – Shutterstock Image ID:457393717, Copyright: Kazakova Maryia; washi tape – kwiniecki, eclectic ; buttons – DDE, Playful; stitching – treed, hello stitches ; Patterned paper – DDE, Playful; word art – blogovesta gosheva, free2beme; feather – feather6 by Stella; flower – TDD, Happy&Fresh

 

Devra Hunt says, “My son’s best buddy came to visit shortly after we moved away. We kept them busy by touring our new city. It was heartwarming to see them pick up their friendship where they left off.”

“I don’t often use a clean and simple approach when I scrapbook.  I found it easier and speedier to design and select product with this appraoch. What I found difficult was leaving the page alone. I wanted to add more embellishments. Many of my designs are simple, but generally, I like to add more product to my pages. I can see myself trying this again, especially if I don’t have a lot of time to create.”

Scrapbook Page Challenge: Make a Clean and Simple Scrapbook Page | Devra Hunt | Get It Scrapped

Sleepers by Devra Hunt | Supplies: Cardstock and Alpha-American Crafts, patterned paper-Echo Park, washi tape-Simple Stories, American Crafts, die cuts-October Afternoon, Stickers-Cosmo Cricket, pen-Micron, adhesive-EK Success, Recollections

 

Deborah Wagner says, “This is an ultrasound photo of my granddaughter. I used smartphone apps to add artistic filters, and enhance the photo with colorful lighting effects, and bokeh hearts.”

“Although I usually use a few more embellishments than are on this page, I enjoy creating photo-centered pages as I’ve done here. The clean and simple approach is great when you have a photo that needs very little showcasing, and is dramatic enough to take center stage.”

Scrapbook Page Challenge: Make a Clean and Simple Scrapbook Page | Deborah Wagner | Get It Scrapped

Photograph No. 1 by Deborah Wagner | Suppplies: Lynn Grieveson – Life in Pictures Album, Elise Alpha, Totally Trashed-Love Paper; Kim Jenson – Stapled Sequins 2; PicsArt & Prisma smartphone apps

 

Terry Billman says, “This layout captures the innocence and beauty of five-day-old Kelsey. Anna Aspnes’ Art Play kits are perfect for creating a simple, clean, artsy layout without much effort or skill. You can simply blend a photo, then add a couple of embellishments and word art, and the layout is complete.”

“The paper here provides a soft artsy background for the blended photo. Minimal embellishing provides movement and direction through the layout. The circular white stroke frames and accentuates Kelsey’s tiny features. I often use the clean and simple design when showcasing one photograph. I like the white space created with a clean simple design accentuating the photograph.”

Scrapbook Page Challenge: Make a Clean and Simple Scrapbook Page | Terry Billman | Get It Scrapped

Perfect by Terry Billman | Supplies: Anna Aspnes: Art Play Mini Palette 4 You, Fotoglow Mix 2, Fabulous Word Art Mix 1,Different Strokes 5

 

Kelly Sroka says, “My daughter recently turned 16, and I wanted to document this milestone in a clean and simple style that reflects her personality.”

“I have always tended to scrapbook in a clean and simple style, so making this page was a joy. I began with a photograph of my daughter with a friend’s dog–a picture that reflects her love of animals. I converted the picture to black and white to put focus on her face instead of the distractions in the background. I used simple patterned papers in soft colors to allow the photograph to stand out. Most of the embellishments are flat and tucked behind the picture. I did use two enamel dots, however, to give a little dimension to the page and ground the photo cluster. As a finishing touch, I used gold letter stickers for the title–just a little flair for the page. I love how the page turned out and will definitely continue using the clean and simple style!”

Scrapbook Page Challenge: Make a Clean and Simple Scrapbook Page | Kelly Sroka | Get It Scrapped

16 by Kelly Sroka | Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Citrus Twist Kits and Crate Paper; Die Cuts and Enamel Dots: Basic Grey; Letter Stickers: American Crafts; Vellum: Citrus Twist Kits

 

Megan Blethen says, “We were visiting my husband’s parents for a few days, and one afternoon the kids were bored so my father-in-law put on funny dog YouTube videos.”

“The clean and simple approach to scrapbooking isn’t too far from my normal style. I love the look I got with this challenge. When I first sat down to make this layout I had a lot of ideas in my head of what to do. I finally decided to go with a really simple grid because of how big my photos are. The journaling posed a problem, but because the layout was a square I was able to write all the way around it–and I love how that turned out. I will definitely be using this clean and simple style in my scrapbooking again.”

Scrapbook Page Challenge: Make a Clean and Simple Scrapbook Page | Megan Blethen | Get It Scrapped

Dog Gone Hilarious by Megan Blethen | Supplies: Patterned Papers; Studio Calico Green Acres, Studio Calico Blue Triangles (real name unknown), Bazzil off white textured cardstock; Embellishments; Studio Calico wood veneer, Clique Kits ephemera, Amy Tangerine Thickers “Match”, Becky Higgins Project Life Rotary Date Stamp, Staz On Jet Black Ink, EK tools .65 mm Journaling Pen

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Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a Wabi-Sabi Style http://debbiehodge.com/2017/01/ideas-scrapbook-page-storytelling-wabi-sabi-style/ http://debbiehodge.com/2017/01/ideas-scrapbook-page-storytelling-wabi-sabi-style/#respond Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=45753 The Wabi-Sabi style comes out of the Japanese aesthetic and idea that “nothing lasts, nothing is finished, nothing is perfect–and that is a good thing.” The style limits itself to the essentials, but at the same time focuses on the imperfections, textures and details of those essentials. This design style is characterized by its use […]

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wabisabi-rectangleThe Wabi-Sabi style comes out of the Japanese aesthetic and idea that “nothing lasts, nothing is finished, nothing is perfect–and that is a good thing.”

The style limits itself to the essentials, but at the same time focuses on the imperfections, textures and details of those essentials. This design style is characterized by its use of natural elements and neutral colors and lends itself to creating a very simple, yet authentic feeling within a space.

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Christy Strickler says, “This layout documents our exploration through Leu Gardens in Orlando, Florida. The Wabi-Sabi style embodies growth and change, both of which occur in nature. The garden photos here echo the beauty and serenity found within the style. I printed one large photo and then several smaller ones, many of which show my son as a small being inside the garden. I purposefully did not close crop in on him as I wanted to show how he was small in comparison to the size of the beauty around him. I felt the photos also expressed a sense of peaceful solitude.

“I chose supplies with a natural color palette and a few simple textures (the wood grain and the fibers in the ribbon and floss). I knew I would not be embellishing heavily but that the embellishments needed to be well thought out. I also wanted to emulate the idea of torn or broken things imperfectly mended. I cut a band of patterned paper from the area underneath where I placed the photos. The paper is doublesided. I ripped pieces of the paper to isolate a few leaves and foliage which I used in simple embellishment clusters. The rest of the ripped paper was placed on top of the background to create a tone-on-tone canvas. I used haphazard stitching to add texture while binding those ripped pieces to the background.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a Wabi-Sabi Style | Christy Strickler | Get It Scrapped

Leu Gardens by Christy Strickler supplies| Patterned Paper: Fancy Pants; Letters: American Crafts; Buttons: Basic Grey; Sticker: Shimelle: Other: Embroidery floss, Ribbon

 

Audrey Tan says, “This page is about my son feeding the stray dogs every morning whenever he’s waiting for the school bus. The dogs eagerly wait for us and it’s lovely to be greeted by them. They are ever so friendly despite being strays.”

The Wabi-Sabi style is about making imperfection part of the norm. In some ways, these stray dogs represents imperfection because nobody owns them. By giving them treats whenever we see them, we try to make them feel good. They wag their tails when they see us and we feel happy seeing them greet us eagerly every morning.”

“On this page, the staples attaching the torn piece of paper represents the wabi sabi style. I incorporate it as part of the overall background page for me to tell the story.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a Wabi-Sabi Style | Audrey Tan | Get It Scrapped

Strays by Audrey Tan | Supplies: Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Garland, MultiMedia Holidays No2; Pink Reptile Designs: Inkpad, Garden Party; Vicki Robinson: Time To Fly; Font: DJB Curlie Wurlie

 

Lynn Grieveson says, “The Wabi-Sabi style is a good fit here because it suits the shabby look of the house, the colors in the photos,and the bare branches of the trees. The tree branches remind me of mended cracks in Japanese pottery.”

“I drew inspiration from the Wabi-Sabi muted, neutral color palette and the use of natural textures, especially wood. I digitally blended two papers together to create the background–again, because I wanted to reference the cracked and worn motif.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a Wabi-Sabi Style | Lynn Grieveson | Get It Scrapped

Just So Good by Lynn Grieveson | Supplies: Iced Papers, Springboard 13 template, Walden Kit, Wind Whispers Kit, Daily Delight elements and St Malo kit all from The Lilypad. Fonts: TipoGraphia, TextaBold, Jellyka Gare de Chambord.

 

Sian Fair says, “This page tells of my delight in being able to re-use thirty-two buttons from school uniform shirts as eyes for knitted owls on one of the sweaters my daughter wears now as her new student uniform.

“I thought an unfinished, slightly imperfect Wabi-Sabi style would work perfectly for a page about  repurposing buttons from crisp white shirts and giving them another life on a hand knit: who knows which outfit they’ll end up on when the sweater wears out?”

“To implement the style on my page I used a lot more restraint than usual in my embellishment choices! I left tiny embellishments out on their own, when often I cluster them, which gives a nice tension to my page, and I deliberately left my sewing thread trailing. Although this style most often shows itself in neutral and naturals, I added a twist (there’s the imperfection!) by keeping the natural colors in my photo and scrapbooking with a contrast (though the patterned paper does have a knitting print!)”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a Wabi-Sabi Style | Sian Fair | Get It Scrapped

Woot by Sian Fair | Supplies: Patterned Paper, alpha, stickers and embellishments from a kit by Felicity Jane

 

Deborah Wagner says, “This pages shows my son when he came home from work and was so exhausted he fell asleep with Oakley in her dog bed.”

“One of the definitions of the Wabi-Sabi style is finding beauty within the everyday imperfections of life. After using a vintage action on the photo, I felt it fit this definition. To implement the Wabi-Sabi style in my layout, I blended the photo into a wood patterned paper, then added several layers of worn, and distressed textures, brushes, and papers. These layers gave my layout the weathered, imperfect features of the Wabi-Sabi style.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a Wabi-Sabi Style | Deborah Wagner | Get It Scrapped

Possibility by Deborah Wagner|Supplies: Lynn Grieveson – Worn Page Edges, Worn Page Edges No. 4, This Life Here, Distressed Lines; Anna Aspnes – APP Memento, Xmas No. 1 Brush Set, Script Tease Happiness No. 1, APP Vivacity, APP Serenity, Different Strokes 7 Tissue Textures No. 3; Dawn Inskip – Precious Moments; Etc. by Danyale – Cowboys Chase the Girls; Art Warehouse – Dog Rub-On; Katie Pertiet – Blendable Journalers; Sahlin Studio – I’ll Love You Forever Papers; Linda Sattgast – Vintage Sepia Photo Action

 

Devra Hunt says, “To a stranger, our family is not perfect. This photo is not perfect. To us, our family is perfect just the way it is.”

“I was inspired by the embrace the imperfection concept of the Wabi-Sabi style, and I used it in a very literal way on my page to demonstrate my story. I combined a floral patterned wood grain paper with textured corrugated paper to surround the photo. Half of the page is neat and orderly, representing perfection. The other half is chaotic, with torn and distressed paper, and mismatched embellishments, the imperfect part of the page and story.  Red is not necessarily representative of Wabi Sabi, but it is of the emotion of the page.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a Wabi-Sabi Style | Devra Hunt | Get It Scrapped

Perfectly Imperfect by Devra Hunt | Supplies: Cardstock & Alphas-American Crafts, Patterned Paper-Simple Stories, Fancy Pants, Stickers-Simple Stories, October Afternoon, Die Cuts-Simple Stories, pen-Micron, Adhesive-EK Success.

 

Shanna Hystad says, “This story is about our tour of Marvel Cave in Branson, MO during a recent family vacation. Since the photos were taken inside of a cave, I knew that the browns in the photos would be a good fit for the neutral colors that I wanted to use as my background.  As I read about the Wabi-Sabi style, I discovered it’s not only about finding beauty in imperfection but also celebrating it. For someone who is a perfectionist, that can be a bit of a challenge.”

“I wanted to create imperfections on my layout.  You will see these with the torn paper, misaligned letters, staples, and imperfect date stamp.  I outlined the torn paper with gold glitter to enhance that imperfection.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a Wabi-Sabi Style | Shanna Hystad | Get It Scrapped

Marvel Cave by Shanna Hystad | Supplies: Paper: Authentique-Jovial, Ink: Ali Edwards, Stamps: Ali Edwards-Wild, Glitter: Martha Stewart, Mini Letters: October Afternoon-Front Porch, Journal Card: October Afternoon-Sasparilla, Date Stamp: Dear Lizzy, circle chipboard, and twine.

 

Karen Poirier-Brode says, “My page is about a recent visit to The Royal Tyrrell Museum in Alberta to see the dinosaur fossils and the work of excavation and preservation of specimens. The Wabi-Sabi style fits this story perfectly as dinosaur bone fossils are very fragile and often break as they are removed from the surrounding stone and must be repaired for display. Even cracked and repaired they are wonderful.”

“I used distressed, imperfect, bent and torn elements on my page and filled the distressed area of my title letters with gold to implement the style.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a Wabi-Sabi Style | Karen Porier-Brode | Get It Scrapped

Tyrell by Karen Porier-Brode | Supplies: staple – Studio Wendy, Designer Resource, Template Elements, Kit – Vinnie Pearce, April 18th, sample, Watercolor; Inflight, Fonts -4990810, Traveling Typewriter, Avenue LT 65 Medium; Ribbon – Amanda Yi Designs, Limitless; twig – Ziska, Northwind; flower – Lynn Grieveson, Posey Kit

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Automate Your Photo Organization | Free LIVE Masterclass With Steph Clay http://debbiehodge.com/2017/01/automate-photo-organization-free-live-masterclass-steph-clay/ http://debbiehodge.com/2017/01/automate-photo-organization-free-live-masterclass-steph-clay/#respond Fri, 06 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=45836 Are you are wondering what to do with all of the photos you have stored on your phone? Are you looking for solutions to help you put these photos to good use? Then this masterclass is for you! ( Click here to register.) Steph Clay of Modern Photo Solutions is ready to help guide you through […]

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Are you are wondering what to do with all of the photos you have stored on your phone? Are you looking for solutions to help you put these photos to good use?

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Video Blog | A Pink and Navy Scrapbook Page Color Scheme Recasts Primary Colors http://debbiehodge.com/2017/01/video-blog-pink-navy-scrapbook-page-color-scheme-recasts-primary-colors/ http://debbiehodge.com/2017/01/video-blog-pink-navy-scrapbook-page-color-scheme-recasts-primary-colors/#respond Thu, 05 Jan 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=45825 A pink and navy scrapbook page color scheme for your scrapbook pages modernizes a primary color combination, and changes the associations your viewer has with the page. Red has a color story of energy, passion, and danger. Pink, though, is a calming color with associations to femininity and romance. In this video blog by Christy […]

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Video Blog| A Pink and Navy Scrapbook Page Color Scheme Recasts Primary Colors | Get It ScrappedA pink and navy scrapbook page color scheme for your scrapbook pages modernizes a primary color combination, and changes the associations your viewer has with the page.

Red has a color story of energy, passion, and danger. Pink, though, is a calming color with associations to femininity and romance. In this video blog by Christy Strickler, we will see what happens when you pair pink with navy on the scrapbook page.

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

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Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a “Photo Journalist” Style http://debbiehodge.com/2017/01/scrapbook-ideas-visual-storytelling-photo-journalist-story-style/ http://debbiehodge.com/2017/01/scrapbook-ideas-visual-storytelling-photo-journalist-story-style/#comments Tue, 03 Jan 2017 10:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=45752 Your best scrapbook pages will incorporate your visual style–your way of choosing and putting together pieces. These best pages of yours also reflect a storytelling style–your preference for certain kinds of stories and your way of telling them both visually and with words. In the Get It Scrapped Membership we have a Story Styles LookBook […]

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Scrapbook Ideas for Visual Storytelling with a "Photo Journalist" Story Style | Get It ScrappedYour best scrapbook pages will incorporate your visual style–your way of choosing and putting together pieces. These best pages of yours also reflect a storytelling style–your preference for certain kinds of stories and your way of telling them both visually and with words.

In the Get It Scrapped Membership we have a Story Styles LookBook that details 10 storytelling styles. Here, today, we’re sharing one of those styles: that of the “photo journalist.”

The scrapbooker working with a photo-journalist story style reports events, incidents, and daily life with solid journaling, multiple photos, and a descriptive title. Elements are often arranged in a grid or blocked arrangement so that all the pieces supporting a clear story are present.

Below we show you how our Creative Team uses this style. And you can get a free step-by-step quickguide to using this appraoch yourself–ust click on the image below.

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Marcia Fortunato says, “This layout is about Thanksgiving spent with my family.”

“I often forget to take photos at busy family gatherings, but this year I made it a point to get photos of our activities and the dinner preparation. Because I had a lot of photos yet a fairly basic story, the photojournalistic story style worked well here. I chose my favorite photos – ones that helped tell my story – and made sure that I left a lot of room for plenty of journaling.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Visual Storytelling with a "Photo Journalist" Story Style | Marcia Fortunato | Get It Scrapped

Happy Thanksgiving by Marcia Fortunato | Supplies: Patterned Papers: Pebbles, American Crafts (Amy Tangerine, Shimelle, Dear Lizzy), Echo Park; Title: October Afternoon, Silhouette Design Store (die cut); Embellishments: Jen Hadfield, Echo Park; Pen: Sharpie.

 

Lynn Grieveson says, “We recently went to the French Polynesian city of Noumea for a week and spent hours hunting interesting textures to photograph and finding street art along the way.”

“The photo journalism style was a great fit for these photos as it wasn’t about one standout photo, moment or event but rather about all the different photos (and textures) we found, and I needed lots of photos to tell the story.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Visual Storytelling with a "Photo Journalist" Story Style | Lynn Grieveson | Get It Scrapped

Texture Hunting in Noumea by Lynn Grieveson | Supplies: What we Did templates, Storm Warning Brushes, Iced Paper Pack, Pamela Kit and Snug as a Bug kit from The Lilypad. Fonts: American typewriter and Clockwise.

 

Kristy T. says, “We often take our dog Lottie to a park that has water. On this day my son collected gum nuts and threw them in the water.  They both attentively watched the splashes, and then Lottie started to play in the water.  The game ended when she started to steal my son’s gum nuts so she could play with them.”

“The photo journalist style was a good fit for my page as I had taken lots of photographs just quietly observing them playing together. I wanted to use a mix of the different photographs to tell the story.  I was mindful of choosing a mix of close ups and wider shots, then arranging them to best tell the story.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Visual Storytelling with a "Photo Journalist" Story Style | Kristy T. | Get It Scrapped

Gum Nut Fun by Kristy T| Supplies: Card: Bazzill; Patterned Papers: Elle’s Studio; Flair: Simple Stories; Alpha: American Crafts.

 

Stefanie Semple says, “This layout features snippets of a day in November, details of what was going on in my life, home and friendships.”

“I tend to process my thoughts by chatting through stuff. I love pairing everyday photos with words, and I specialize in adding the details of the what, why, when, how–including snippets that I know I will forget years from now but that I want to be reminded of. Life rushes on at such a rate, layouts like this act like a time capsule of sorts and make memory keeping a treasure trove for me to look back on.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Visual Storytelling with a "Photo Journalist" Story Style | Stefanie Semple | Get It Scrapped

SemplyDone News by Stefanie Semple | Supplies: Lynn Grieveson: Family Newsletter Templates.

 

Kelly Sroka says, “For my son’s 16th birthday, we surprised him with a trip to Great Wolf Lodge. This page tells the story of our trip.”

“Since I had many photographs from the event, I used a photo journalist story style to report the trip. In my journaling, I detailed the people who traveled with us and the specific things we did. Using a photojournalist style approach, I was able to capture the event in one cohesive yet interesting page.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Visual Storytelling with a "Photo Journalist" Story Style | Kelly Sroka | Get It Scrapped

His Wish by Kelly Sroka | Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Paper: Citrus Twist Kits, Pinkfresh Studio, American Crafts; Die Cuts and Enamel Dots: Basic Grey; Printable and Stars: Citrus Twist Kits; Wood Square and Letter Stickers: Pinkfresh Studio

 

Cynthia T. says, “This page is about our last trip to South America to see the family. We travel to Argentina and Brazil, and this was my daughter’s 9th trip of this kind, but the heart of the story is the amount of time we spend in airports. Even when we get direct flights from London and then back, there is always some kind of wait in the middle flights. We have learned over the years to make it a very enjoyable time–and have bettered our photographic skills!”

“The photo journalist style is perfect for our travel pages as we have so many amazing photos I couldn’t really scrap separately, and is so perfect to combine with journaling that doesn’t have to be too lengthy as the photos speak so well in most cases. I rendered one of the photos–that most described to us the whole airport thing–larger. And the photo of us arriving home is next largest.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Visual Storytelling with a "Photo Journalist" Story Style | Cynthia T. | Get It Scrapped

We Fly-Airport Stories by Cynthia Taylor aka MrsPeel: Forever Joy: Take Off Page Kit. Little Butterfly Wings & Allison Pennington Collab: Away We Go {Bundle} Background papers from M3: Mixed Media Monthly Subscription: Chronicle/Memorable/Highlights December 2016. Photos all taken by me with a Nikon D-40 DSLR

 

Karen Poirier-Brode says, “This page is about a busy and eventful day on my recent trip north.”

“I thought the photo journalistic style worked well for my page, though I ended up with a rather tabloid style presentation with grouped photos of each story. I used columns for my journaling which worked well for the four parts of my story. Newspaper printed papers, flowers and heart emphasized my style choice. I worked with a “Z” flow on my page and just had fun!”

Scrapbook Ideas for Visual Storytelling with a "Photo Journalist" Story Style | Karen Poirier-Brode | Get It Scrapped

Eventful by Karen Poirier-Brode | Supplies: Supplies: paper – choose joy, red ivy design, jessica sprague; flowers – awolff, our story, TDF – MLOD, TDF72_collab – Love Lives here, cc hippityhophop, puffy word – jj storyteller dec 2014, heart – Sweet Shoppe Collab – home is where the art is, paper clip – DDE Wink kit; bow – gb_naughty; tag – rwagler, OLB; stitching – creashens, hello stitches, treed, machine stitched sampler; rubber heart and bird – riverrose-LoveYouMore; heart brad – focus, click, repeat, fonts – Bebas, avenir, traveling typewriter; branch – TDF88/MHFL; wood arrows – wearestorytellers; pink wood heart – mommyish/mac,aflutterr; veneer today – jj, storyteller, dec 2014; word art – SS_dsibbonn_morethanamom, wiggle designs playful pixie; scatter – TDF86_DSI_SweetOnYou-ep, TDF86, sfancy, youcompleteme; inked edges – club scrap, shadow styles – mommyish, fdd designs

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Scrapbook Page Sketch and Template #118 http://debbiehodge.com/2016/12/scrapbook-page-sketch-template-118/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/12/scrapbook-page-sketch-template-118/#respond Wed, 28 Dec 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=45678 This free scrapbook page sketch comes from a page made by Debbie Hodge for the Scrapbook Coach Class Half and Half. In the Get It Scrapped Membership, members have access to a library of over 150 layered templates and page sketches just like this one, searchable by # of photos and layout type.       […]

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Scrapbook Page Sketch and Template #118 | Get It ScrappedThis free scrapbook page sketch comes from a page made by Debbie Hodge for the Scrapbook Coach Class Half and Half.

In the Get It Scrapped Membership, members have access to a library of over 150 layered templates and page sketches just like this one, searchable by # of photos and layout type.

 

 

 

Scrapbook Page Sketch and Template #118 | Get It Scrapped

Template by Amy Kingsford and layout by Debbie Hodge.

Scrapbook Page Sketch and Template #118 | Debbie Hodge | Get It Scrapped

Don’t Sell the Bike Shop, Orville by Debbie Hodge | Supplies: Acorn Ave by Crate Paper; 5th and Frolic by Dear Lizzie; Stargazer, Rise and Shine by One Little Bird; Kraft Essentials by Karla Dudley; Stencils 2 by Creashens; Word Label Template by Anna Aspnes; Bohemian Typewriter font

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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.

Devra Hunt says, “I’m drawn to multi-photo sketches that can incorporate differently sized photos and orientations.”

“One of our last stops on our cross-country journey was the first Starbucks store where we met our realtor to get the keys to our new house, and of course, coffee as well. I had three photos to use for this story, all of them 4×6 in size. I saw one of the photo placements could be use as a journaling block. This allowed me to use 2 slightly larger photos in a vertical orientation.”

Scrapbook Page Sketch and Template #118 | Devra Hunt | Get It Scrapped

Coffee & Keys by Devra Hunt | Supplies: PP, die cuts-PinkPaislee, chipboard-Pink Paislee, Freckled Fawn, WRMK, flair-A Flair for Buttons, Alphas-Thickers y American Crafts, pen and adhesive-EK Success

 

Kelly Prang says, “I like this sketch because it uses multiple photos, and I had many adorable photos of my daughter as a unicorn for Halloween this fall.”

“This year my daughter Mollie is 12, and she wasn’t sure if she would trick-or-treat again after she starts middle school next fall.  I wanted to capture the fun she had for what might be her last year going trick-or-treating, as well as show how cute she looked as a unicorn. At first glance, the sketch is made up of horizontal or square photos, but it was easy to substitute 3″x4″ vertical photos for the square photos, and I used two 3.5″x5″ photos in the place of the larger horizontal photo.”

Scrapbook Page Sketch and Template #118 | Kelly Prang | Get It Scrapped

Always be a Unicorn by Kelly Prang | Supplies: Scrapbook Coach 7 template/sketch; American Craft Digitals- Maggie Holmes- Confetti- papers and elements; Valorie Wibbens- Sprinkles v9- beads, sequins, doily corner; More Thread Please- threads; Kate Hadfield- Over the Rainbow- unicorn; Fonts: Bohemian Typewriter, Amelian Script, Bebas Neue

 

Megan Blethen says, “The thing I liked about this sketch was that the photos weren’t all right next to each other, and I could use one full 4″x6″ photo at the top. My layout is about when my middle son wanted chicken nuggets for breakfast one morning and how happy it made him.”

“I love scrapbooking these everyday moments that I’d never remember otherwise! I realized how much I really like to have at least one paper behind the photos as a mat. The sketch didn’t call for a mat behind each photo, but I changed that on my layout. I like how the white makes the photos stand out.”

Scrapbook Page Sketch and Template #118 | Megan Blethen | Get It Scrapped

Breakfast of Champs by Megan Blethen | Supplies: (Papers) Maggie Holmes Gather ‘Momentos’ and ‘Love’, American Crafts Kraft Cardstock (Embellishments) Maggie Holmes Gather Die Cut Pack, Dear Lizzy Thickers ‘Petals’, Shimmerz Paints ‘Snow Storm’ white spray mist

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Mix Scrapbook Page Colors and Patterns In Gallon-Quart-Pint Proportions for Solid Designs http://debbiehodge.com/2016/12/scrapbook-page-color-pattern-mixing-gallon-quart-pint-proportions/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/12/scrapbook-page-color-pattern-mixing-gallon-quart-pint-proportions/#respond Tue, 27 Dec 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=45677 One way to make color or pattern mixing work is to use proportions in gallon, quart, pint amounts. Here’s how it works: Choose a dominant color or pattern. This is your “gallon.” It will cover 70% of your layout. You can use different tints and shades of this color if you like. Choose a secondary […]

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Scrapbook Page Challenge: Mix colors and patterns using the "Gallon, Quart, Pint Formula" | Get It Scrapped

One way to make color or pattern mixing work is to use proportions in gallon, quart, pint amounts.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Choose a dominant color or pattern. This is your “gallon.” It will cover 70% of your layout. You can use different tints and shades of this color if you like.
  2. Choose a secondary color or pattern. This is your “quart.” It will cover 20% of your layout.
  3. Choose a third color or pattern. This is your “pint.” It will be used on about 10% of your layout.

We cover color and techniques like these extensively in the Get It Scrapped Membership, with two Masterful Scrapbook Design classes devoted to color and a section of the Playful Scrapbooker Learn Track also sharing great color design approaches. Pattern is also covered in multiple ebooks and video lessons.

Marcia Fortunato says, “When looking for a lake house two years ago, one of my main requirements was that it have space for our growing family to gather comfortably. This scrapbook page is about how thankful I am that we found just such a home.”

I had this paper by Jen Hadfield which had a subtle dictionary print in the background, which basically acts as a solid cream, and fall leaves printed on the paper. The same brownish fall colors were also common in my photos, so this set up my “gallon” of cream and “quart” of similar browns/oranges/yellows. When choosing embellishments, I kept them in those same brown tones. I then chose a pint of black as my accent color, since I knew it would show up well but not dominate in a small amount.”

“The use of a limited color scheme made it easy to keep the focus right where I wanted it: on the photos and story. Although I wasn’t consciously aware of it, in looking back through my scrapbook layouts, this is an approach I often use. Having a hierarchy of color brings order to a layout that could otherwise become chaotic.”

“One tip for using this approach is to take your cues from your patterned paper, as I did here. Two of the color choices were made for me, and that left only the accent color to choose. Also keep in mind that what catches the viewer’s eye is often not the most plentiful or gallon color, but rather the accent colors that are used more sparingly: these quart and pint colors can be used strategically to bring focus to the most important parts of your page.”

Scrapbook Page Challenge: Mix colors and patterns using the "Gallon, Quart, Pint Formula" | Marica Fortunato | Get It Scrapped

Give Thanks by Marcia Fortunato | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Jen Hadfield, Pebbles; Cardstock: Neenah; Word die cuts: Silhouette Design Store; Embellishments: Jen Hadfield; Pen: Precision Pen (American Crafts).

 

Karen Poirier-Brode says, “This page is about how much I enjoyed a recent professional meeting and the amazing women who are my friends.”

“For this page, I used triad color scheme of yellow-orange, blue-green and red-violet. I adore patterned paper and lots of embellishments–so keeping to just three colors and mixing them in gallon-quart-pint proportions helped me make choices. Here yellow-orange is my gallon, blue is my quart, and the red-violet is my pint.”

Scrapbook Page Challenge: Mix colors and patterns using the "Gallon, Quart, Pint Formula" | Karen Poirier-Brode | Get It Scrapped

Smart and Friendly by Karen Poirier-Brode | Supplies: Kit – American Crafts, Crate Paper, Craftmarket; Template – Get It Scrapped, Scrapbook Coach 20, Titles & Foundations / Layout 3; Fonts – Bohemian Typewriter, Magesta Script, Big John

 

Christy Strickler says, “My cat’s personality was pretty defined at the age of four, and I documented it here.”

“I regularly mix colors and patterns in gallon-quart-pint proportions when I scrapbook. It’s especially helpful when you are short on time, as it can direct and speed your choices.”

“I don’t have a set size in mind when I use the formula. Rather, I know one piece of paper will be the largest section( the gallon) one will be medium sized ( the quart) and one will be small (the pint). I find the formula works well with strips of paper, and I let the patterns determine the size of each strip. On this page, the heart pattern felt like it needed a larger representation on the layout with the 2 other prints taking smaller supporting roles.”

Scrapbook Page Challenge: Mix colors and patterns using the "Gallon, Quart, Pint Formula" | Christy Strickler | Get It Scrapped

Momo At Age 4 by Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper,Stickers, Die Cuts: Simple Stories; Letters: Kaisercraft, American Crafts

 

Kelly Prang says, “This page is about my grandmother and all the things I learned from her, as well as how happy I was that she was able to come to my wedding. (My other grandparents did not come to my wedding, as it was too far away for them to drive).”

“I used a gallon of off-white, a quart of peachy-pink and a pint of hot pink for this page–taking the colors from my photos. I picked the off-white from my dress, the peachy-pink from my flowers, and the hot-pink from my grandma’s dress.”

“Because I wanted to page to appear pretty and serene,  I used larger amounts of the lighter and calmer colors with the hot pink taking the smallest amount of space.  In contrast, if I were making a page about my teenage children, I would probably use the largest amount of the brightest/more saturated photo to go with their personalities right now.”

“I don’t think I’ve ever purposefully used the “gallon, quart, pint” formula while scrapbooking, but I love the results and intend to try it again soon!”

Scrapbook Page Challenge: Mix colors and patterns using the "Gallon, Quart, Pint Formula" | Kelly Prang | Get It Scrapped

Special Moments Together by Kelly Prang | Supplies: Sketch-Jen Schow/Tracie Claiborne’s Ready Sketch Go vol 3; American Craft Digitals- Maggie Holmes- Bloom- papers and elements; Just Jaimee- Barely There Watercolor Brushes (behind the journaling); Lauren Grier- I Fall For You- Butterfly; Tracie Martin- The Daily Digi Collab- sequins; CD Muckoski- lace trim; Font- Lane

 

Jana Oliveira says, “From time to time I make layouts for my son to keep reaffirming to him that, despite having special needs, he is awesom and it’s ok to accept who we are and we definitely accept who he is. I always like to make such a page colorful and happy.”

“I used the gallon-quart-pint formula to mix patterned paper here–but, since I’m not a traditional scrapbooker, the way I incorporate the papers is with paints and brushes – to get the look of brushed pattern paper. I used the bigger pattern in the background and brushed smaller chunks of pattern paper in other places of the layout.”

“I like how colorful this approach ended up being, and I think it made me feel more comfortable about using patterned paper. I will use it again for sure!”

Scrapbook Page Challenge: Mix colors and patterns using the "Gallon, Quart, Pint Formula" | Jana Oliveira | Get It Scrapped

Different Is Good by Jana Oliveira | Supplies: NBK Design: She collection template 20, happy life collection art masks ; Blagovesta Gosheva: Different is good.

 

Nicole Mackin says, “This is a story about how we were hosting our end-of-year Bible Study Couples Barbecue, and I enlisted the girls to help with the cleaning.”

“Because there were not very many colors in the photo, I could do whatever I wanted to color-wise and my products drove those choices. Looking through my stash, I came cross saw the ‘Sunday Funday’ sticker by Dear Lizzy (American Crafts), and that led me to her collection. I loved the ‘&’ paper because of the girls working together, and I liked the heart paper as well since one of the girls was wearing rain boots and the other pajamas.”

I chose my gallon (peach), quart (navy blue) and pint (aqua) colors by looking at the designs. The navy paper was a busier design, so I chose to use that as my quart: to me it relayed movement which fits the story, but it was too busy to use as the gallon. The ‘&’ paper was perfect as the gallon because the design was larger and not as busy. I just wanted a hint of the aqua: it was in the heart paper, so I wanted some on the page and so chose that as the pint color.”

“I think I often use this approach without realizing it. It is a great way to balance out color and design.  My suggestion is to use a multicolor pattern paper as your guide. I used the heart paper to help me choose 3 colors I wanted to have in the layout and then I chose the gallon, quart, pint from there. That way it coordinates and looks cohesive.”

Scrapbook Page Challenge: Mix colors and patterns using the "Gallon, Quart, Pint Formula" | Nicole Mackin | Get It Scrapped

Sunday Funday by Nicole Mackin | Supplies: Cardstock: The Paper Studio; Patterned Papers: American Crafts (Dear Lizzy); Ephemera: American Crafts (Dear Lizzy); Stickers: American Crafts (Dear Lizzy); Label Sticker: Luxe Designs; Brad; My Minds Eye; Enamel Dots: My Minds Eye.

 

Debbie Hodge says, “This is a story about my sons disappearing on Cadillac Mountain soon after the start of our vacation. They did show back up, but not without worrying me some. For them, it was a good ‘brother’ adventure.”

“Be sure to look to your photos for your color choices and proportional color mixing. With four photos on this page and so much green and blue in those photos, the green became my gallon color and the blue my quart. I added a color not in the photos–orange–as my pint color. While it’s used in smaller amounts, it makes a great accent, catching the eye and moving it through the page.”

Scrapbook Page Challenge: Mix colors and patterns using the "Gallon, Quart, Pint Formula" | Debbie Hodge | Get It Scrapped

Wandering Off by Debbie Hodge | Supplies: Adrift by Basic Grey; Heart and Soul font; Paintshop actions by Just Jaimee; Hemp Ribbon by Katie Pertiet; Across the Miles by Amber Labau; Banners by Amy Martin; Drift Away by Sahlin Studio; Stapled Sequins by Kim Jensen; Tissue Alphas by Anna Aspnes

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Video Blog | Ideas for Scrapbooking Your Goals http://debbiehodge.com/2016/12/video-blog-ideas-scrapbooking-goals/ http://debbiehodge.com/2016/12/video-blog-ideas-scrapbooking-goals/#respond Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=45680 Writing down your goals makes it more likely you’ll achieve them. In this video blog by Christy Strickler, we’ve got ideas for recording current goals on your scrapbook pages. Click here to see the original blog post with designer notes here.

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Video Blog | Ideas for Scrapbooking Your Goals | Get It ScrappedWriting down your goals makes it more likely you’ll achieve them. In this video blog by Christy Strickler, we’ve got ideas for recording current goals on your scrapbook pages.

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