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Scrapbooking with the Color Orange

About Orange   |   Orange Dominating   |   Orange Drawing the Eye   |   Orange Guiding the Eye   |   Orange Accenting When Pantone announced that Tangerine Tango would be their color of the year for 2012, the executive director of the Pantone Color Institute said, “Consumers look to spring for renewed energy, optimism and the promise of a […]

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6 Ways to Add Banners to Your Scrapbook Pages

The making of banners is an ancient craft. Banners are mentioned in the Old Testament. They were used to keep order among those traveling to the promised land with Moses. Heraldic banners were used in Medieval Times for personal identification. Sashimono banners were worn by warriors in feudal Japan to distinguish enemies during battles. Airplanes […]

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Why Everyone Needs to Learn Layout Design Principles

disclaimer re: layout design principles and scrapbooking Learning layout design principles is in no way required for making scrapbook pages. Memory keepers go about preserving photos, stories, and details in a variety of ways, and that act of preserving is what is important. A scrapbook page isn’t better because it was made with the knowledge […]

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Scrapbooking Podcast Talks to Memory Keepers about How, When, Where and, most importantly, Why

If you love scrapbooking, personal blogging, memoir, art journaling, keeping photo albums–or any form of memory keeping, please check out our early episodes of “This Memory Keeper’s Life,” a new scrapbooking podcast. And then tell us what you think, what you’d like to hear more of–and consider signing on to talk to us about your […]

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Study Digital Scrapbooking Pages for Ideas and How-tos | Title, Text, and Shapes

layout by Jana Morton This is the first post in a series that shows you a digital scrapbook page and connects the dots between the elements on the page and the Photoshop techniques that were used to create them. Jana Morton’s “Sisters” is a page that looks a lot like a “traditional” paper scrapbook page. […]

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Is Your Scrapbook Page Grounded? 4 Ways to Achieve Purposeful Placement

by Debbie Hodge Scrapbook pages hold a lot of elements: photos, journaling, title, embellishments, papers, even memorabilia. When you’re deciding how to arrange the parts of your page, strive to GROUND them, to be sure they are purposefully placed. What does “purposefully placed” mean? It means that the parts of your layout don’t look like […]

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