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Sometimes Prickly by Lynn Grieveson | Supplies. 
Sometimes Prickly Kit and Light me Home papers by Lynn Grieveson Designs, Grow a Happy Life plant transfer and sticker from Dawn Inskip (all at The Lilypad)

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a Succulent Motif

The succulent plant motif has shown up in home decor, fashion, stationery, web design and scrapbooking supplies. The motif is not only trendy but it also carries popular associations (i.e., prickly, southwest, timeless, and minimalism) that can support a story angle. See how our creative team is using the succulent motif in their scrapbook page […]

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Pinterest Fail by Shanna Hystad | Supplies: Cardstock-Bazzill, Puffy Stickers-Crate Paper (Journey), Thickers (gold and white), Water Colors-Binney & Smith, Glitter-Martha Steward, Office Supply date stamp.

Add Contrast and Charm to Your Scrapbook Pages with a “Dipped” Look

The “dipped” look is currently popular in home décor, fashion and even in scrapbook supplies. It’s a look in which half of an item is colored differently from the other half in a way that looks like that item were half-way dipped into paint. Dipped elements on the scrapbook page are a great tool for […]

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My Stairsteps by Dawn Farias | Supplies: Papers: Looking Sharp alpha paper and patterned paper from Tropicana; Paint: Painterly 1; Numbers: Sans Serif alpha; Dates: Date Stamps; font is outline of Arial Narrow Bold; miscellanous embellishments; all supplies from Dawn by Design at The Digital Press

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a Simple Linear Style

Monoline (simple linear styled) logos, stamps and other artwork are popular in graphic design. This type of design is created by rendering intricate images, typography and designs in single-weighted lines. We always love seeing how our team takes the challenge to use a specific and trendy approach in their pages. Read on for pages inspired […]

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Family Stories by Shanna Hystad | Supplies: Paper & Stickers: Carta Bella, Letters: Basic Grey, Fonts: Traveling Typewriter & Buttermilk Farmhouse

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a “Farm Fresh” Style

The “Farm Fresh” style can be found in  fashion and home décor. It incorporates vintage items, homespun prints, rich grains and textures, as well as farm-inspired plant and animal motifs. See how our creative team puts this style to work on their scrapbook pages. Shanna Hystad says, “My page is about my great grandmother, Elizabeth. […]

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28 Years by Karen Poirier-Brode | Supplies: Kits - Swing Into Spring, Scrapbook Graphis, New Life Dreams Designs; Julep, GB, Pixels and Co, Font - traveling typewriter, wood numbers - Getting Artsy Fall, The Cluster Queen, Melissa Rickchick

Scrapbook Ideas Inspired by Flatlay Photography

Flatlay Photography is trending in social media and graphic design right now. This type of photography captures a collection of carefully curated and placed items and is often used to tell a brand’s story. This week, our Creative Team is using flatlay photography as inspiration for their scrapbook page designs.   Kelly Sroka says, “This […]

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Sacsayhuaman by Deborah Wagner | Supplies: Scenic View by Fiddledeedee, Ethnic Patterns by Sunny Art Shop, Arizona by Digital Design Essentials, The Great Outdoors by Clever Monkey Graphics, Art Play Palette Explore by Anna Aspnes.

Scrapbook Ideas for Using Bold Tribal Patterns on Your Pages

“Tribal” or “ethnic” patterns derived from the visual art of Native American, African, Pacific Island and other indigenous cultures have become popular in modern day dress, interiors and even scrapbooking supplies. These patterns include: batiks (India), shibori (Japan), tapas (Fiji), ganado (Navajo), kente (Ghana) and more. See how our Creative Team has used these patterns […]

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It's OK by Devra Hunt | Supplies: Patterned paper-Shimelle, wood pieces and cork, Freckled Fawn, Shimelle, die cuts, alphas-Shimelle stickers-Shimelle and Freckled Fawn, felt doily-Freckled Fawn, pen and adhesive-EK Success

Scrapbook Page Design Inspired by Learning Spaces

The popularity of educational play is on the rise. Homeshooling is becoming more common, new innovative STEAM toys (STEAM=Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) are filling the shelves of big box toy stores, and now instead of playrooms people are beginning to incorporate “learning spaces” within their homes. These spaces often have a clean, organized […]

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Cherish by Shanna Hystad | Supplies:  Paper-October Afternoon (Root Cellar & Farm Girl), Journal Card, October Afternoon (Farm Girl), Chipboard Button-October Afternoon (Five & Dime), White Foam Thickers-Amy Tangerine

Scrapbook Page Challenge: Mix Contrasting Styles On Your Page

When you juxtapose elements that aren’t usually shown together, the viewer is not only interested, they are curious and maybe uneasy. There’s something off and they want to figure out what and why. This approach is one to use occasionally and with consideration to get an eye-catching look. Be sure, though, that your juxtapositions are […]

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