Scrapbooking Ideas, Memory Keeping, Layout Design https://debbiehodge.com Don't let your photos have hazy stories. Use scrapbooking ideas, writing prompts, design how for your scrapbook layouts. Fri, 19 May 2017 13:18:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Designing with Die Cuts | Free LIVE Masterclass With Cara Vincens https://debbiehodge.com/2017/05/designing-die-cuts-free-live-masterclass-cara-vincens/ https://debbiehodge.com/2017/05/designing-die-cuts-free-live-masterclass-cara-vincens/#respond Fri, 19 May 2017 09:00:13 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=46899 On Wednesday, May 31 at 3PM EDT, Cara Vincens of The Hooting Pirate is our guest on a live webinar.  She will show you five creative ways to use your die cuts to design beautiful scrapbook pages. So if you’ve been letting that die cutting machine collect dust or can’t decide if you want to […]

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On Wednesday, May 31 at 3PM EDT, Cara Vincens of The Hooting Pirate is our guest on a live webinar.  She will show you five creative ways to use your die cuts to design beautiful scrapbook pages.

So if you’ve been letting that die cutting machine collect dust or can’t decide if you want to  purchase one for yourself, then you won’t want to miss this masterclass!

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Scrapbook Ideas for Upcycling Your Older Products | Get It ScrappedUpcycling is a big trend in fashion and home interiors and one of the easiest ways to make a scrapbook product work with any page!

Our Creative Team made pages here that feature an older scrapbooking product given a facelift. They share their tips for altering older products and dressing them up to give them the spotlight.

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Meggan Blethen says, “My middle son usually loves swimming in the pool and can swim in the deep end. We went to my in-law’s hotel pool, and for some reason Brynnan would not swim in the deep end. His Beach ball made it that way and his grandpa came to the rescue with the pool net.”

“I used an old chipboard alpha here. I loved the playful font and felt it went well with my story. The original color of it was red, but there wasn’t any red on my layout and I just don’t really like red in the first place. And so I painted over the chipboard to get the color I needed and create a stand-out element for its bold color.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Upcycling Your Older Products | Megan Blethen | Get It Scrapped

Boy Vs, Ball by Meggan Blethen | Supplies: Paper; Amy Tangerine Stitched ‘Loom’, Crate Paper ‘Poolside” 6×6 papers Embellishments; SpiegelMom Scraps Corky Cumulous, Studio G Pearl, Lawn Fawn enamel dots, SpiegelMom scraps 8 in. Doily, SpiegelMom Scraps white shipping tag, American Crafts Thickers Alpha ‘Marquise’

 

Kelly Prang says, “This page is about an end-of-summer trip we took to the beach back in 2012.  My son is a bit of a homebody, and not too fond of traveling, but even he got excited on this day at Orange Beach, AL.”

“I loved the retro look of this doodled crab embellishment from the digital kit I was using. It reminded me of scrapbook supplies from back when I first began scrapbooking in 2000. To update the look, I applied a digital acrylic style to it, then added a “plastic pocket” style.  If I had been using a physical product (instead of digital) to get the same look, I could have put the crab inside of a rumpled/wrinkled plastic page protector and used a fuse tool to seal around the edges of the crab.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Upcycling Your Older Products | Kelly Prang | Get It Scrapped

Crabby by Kelly Prang | Supplies: Studio Julia Makotinsky- Fishing Fun: crab; papers and scallop border; Just Jaimee- Storyteller June 2016: papers and elements, Plastic Pocket and Acrylic shadow styles; Little Butterfly Wings- Wake Up and Be Awesome- alpha, Sail Away- paper and net; Amy Martin- Polly Love-Renee- template; Font- Baby Boston

 

Marcia Fortunato says, “This scrapbook page is about my general dislike of spring weather and shows the way I try to cope with it and make the best of my least favorite season.”

“Looking through my older scrapbook supplies, I found that I had a lot of cloud embellishments from a few different companies. The dark clouds, in particular, reminded me of rain, so I knew I could finally use them on my spring layout. By combining several transparent clouds with the wood veneer and kraft clouds and raindrops, I could achieve the stormy feel I was going for and use up some old products in the process.”

“I found that I didn’t actually have to alter the products in any way. I think clouds were trendy a few years ago, and yet they are a universal product that doesn’t necessarily go out of style. By grouping many of them together and then using a current background paper (which reminded me of a cheerier spring rain), I was able to support my story, use up older products, and still maintain a fresh feel to the layout. The little butterflies at the bottom of the layout are also quite old. By, again, grouping them I was able to mimic the colors of the clouds and create a visual triangle while communicating a more positive end to my story.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Upcycling Your Older Products | Marcia Fortuanto | Get It Scrapped

Embracing Spring by Marcia Fortunato | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Echo Park; Cardstock: The Paper Studio, American Crafts; Letters: Thickers (American Crafts), Pretty Little Studio; Embellishments: clouds – Studio Calico and Cocoa Daisy, butterflies – Studio Calico and Jenni Bowlin Studio, other – Pinkfresh Studio, Doodlebug Design; Pen: Precision Pen (American Crafts).

 

Ronnie Crowley says, “My page is about our puppy’s love of toys. I loved the picture and knew I had to scrapbook it. I decided to go back to products from one of my favorite digital product designers who is sadly not with us any longer: Pattie Knox. I still regularly use her staples as I haven’t found any that I like as much.”

“I looked at what products I had from Pattie, and decided to use on of her plastic paper clips. The plastic is a little dated now, but that was easy to overcome digitally with the application a digital glitter style. Before I knew it, I had a glitter-covered paper clip! I also took a flower from the older kit by Sara Gleason and applied a style to turn it into a puffy sticker. Digital styles are a great way to update older digital supplies–and a lot less messy than with real paper supplies.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Upcycling Your Older Products | Ronnie Crowley | Get It Scrapped

This Makes Me Smile by Ronnie Crowley | Supplies: Pattie Knox – Clip Its 3; Creashen – Penny; Lyn Grievson – Design Story; Sara Gleason – Coconut

 

Nicole Mackin says, “This page is about taking my daughter and one of her friends to the new Beauty and the Beast movie. I used old Maya Road and Heidi Swapp clocks to play off of the title, which is based on a song from the movie. To dress up and update them a bit, I backed the clocks with newer patterned paper using patterns that I felt were reminiscent of the movie.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Upcycling Your Older Products | Nicole Mackin | Get It Scrapped

Tale As Old As Time by Nicole Mackin | Patterned Paper: Crate Paper; Die Cuts: Crate Paper; Stickers: Crate Paper; Clocks: Maya Road, Heidi Swapp; Brad: Crate Paper; Puffy Stickers: Pinkfresh Studio; Dimensional Clocks: unknown; Flowers: Crate Paper; Alphas: American Crafts.

 

Christy Strickler says “These are my son’s first Easter portraits.”

“I had new supplies featuring rose gold metallic accents, and I inked several older pieces of wood veneer with a rose gold ink to match. Inking the older pieces updated them and made it easier for me to create embellishment clusters with the new die cuts. The larger wood veneer piece with the linked circles was also cracked. The inking combined with a few layered die cuts helped me hide the flaws.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Upcycling Your Older Products | Christy Strickler | Get It Scrapped

First Easter By Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper, Letters, Die Cuts, Stickers: Maggie Holmes; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico; Ink: ClearSnap

 

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Scrapbook Ideas for Stories About Dress-up and Disguises https://debbiehodge.com/2017/05/scrapbook-ideas-stories-dress-disguises/ https://debbiehodge.com/2017/05/scrapbook-ideas-stories-dress-disguises/#comments Tue, 09 May 2017 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=46820 Do you have stories about dress up? Stories of you or friend and family putting on a costume and even a new persona with that costume. Check out our team’s stories of dress-up and masquerades in their lives. Sian Fair says, “I don’t actually have a photo of me, aged about ten, dressed up in […]

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Scrapbook Ideas for Stories About Dress-up and Disguises | Get It Scrapped

Do you have stories about dress up? Stories of you or friend and family putting on a costume and even a new persona with that costume.

Check out our team’s stories of dress-up and masquerades in their lives.

Sian Fair says, “I don’t actually have a photo of me, aged about ten, dressed up in my costume for the Girl Guide Thinking Day celebrations, so it has taken me until now to tell the story, which I was recently reminded of by the dresses I spotted for sale in a Berlin department store. ”

“I took the idea of a dressing-up box and cut patterned paper clothes to embellish my page. I added a figure of a girl to replace the girl who is missing from the photo and I came up with a title to support the dressing up box and to hint at the idea in the story that I was doing something slightly out of character for me.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Stories About Dress-up and Disguises | Sian Fair | Get It Scrapped

Out of a Box by Sian Fair | Supplies: Patterned Paper and embellishments all from kits by Felicity Jane. Alpha: American Crafts

 

Karen-Poirier Brode says, “This page is about my surprise at finding costumes among my clothing during a recent closet purging. I kept a few outfits for fun: my Grinch jockey’s from my Fisk-a-rapper outfit, my turn-of-the-20th-century dresses, my Hanbok from Korea, and my cowgirl vest.”

“I’m glad I scrapbook to keep memories of these and other outfits I’ve worn through the years. I believe the sentiments and the girly elements, as well as the dress forms, clothes, hanger motif and embellishments, reflect the fun of fancy dress. Fussy-cutting page elements and playing with the rich dimension of flowers, veneers, chipboard, alphas, buttons, beads and sequins are reasons I still like to do paper layouts. It’s playing ‘dress-up’ with my layouts.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Stories About Dress-up and Disguises | Karen Poirier-Brode | Get It Scrapped

Costumes in My Closet by Karen Poirier-Brode | Supplies: Layout design inspired by Fiddle Dee Dee, Alphas – AC: Thickers, Dreamer, AmyTangerine, Thickers, Kal Barteski ; cardstock – Bazzill, Paper – Carta Bella: Metropolitan Girl, Affirmations, Prima: Julie Nutting French Flea Market; Veneer: stash, Prima; Flowers – Prima; Ephemera – Cosmo Cricket, Evangeline, May Flaum; Chipboard, sequins, buttons and beads, frame sticker and small flowers – Craft with May; Buttons – stash; Chipboard, Stickers – Cosmo Cricket, Evangeline; Flair – MME, My Story, ribbon from IAATS

 

Kelly Sroka says, “My children are teenagers now and too old to trick-or-treat. However, they still enjoying dressing up for Halloween. This year, the kids dressed up to help with the annual Trunk-or-Treat at our church. They served food, played games with the little kids, and gave out candy. My oldest loves creepy video games so he dressed up as a character from a game. My daughter loves simplicity, so she wore her favorite black cloak and sunglasses. My youngest’s favorite Halloween show is The Great Pumpkin, and he wore a homemade ghost costume like Charlie Brown’s (which everyone loved!)”

“Instead of using traditional Halloween papers and embellishments, I went with bright papers with patterns that reminded me of a fair. Our church event is held during the day. Many of the games and rides have a more carnival feel than Halloween theme. So I began with a bold striped patterned paper for the background to echo the colors in the photographs. Then I chose coordinating papers that support the theme of the page–one with a ferris wheel design and another with fun pink flamingos. I added the plainer yellow paper to contrast with the busyness of the page. I added subtle embellishments around the page to lead the eye but not compete with the photographs or patterned papers. The whole page has a playful feel that is reminiscent of the fun the kids had that day!”

Scrapbook Ideas for Stories About Dress-up and Disguises | Kelly Sroka | Get It Scrapped

In Costume by Kelly Sroka | Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Echo Park; Washi Tape and Puffy Sticker: Freckled Fawn; Die Cuts: Pinkfresh Studio; Letter Stickers: October Afternoon and American Crafts; Enamel Dots: Carta Bella

 

Lynn Grieveson says, “This is a fairly liberal interpretation of ‘dress ups and disguises’ but it’s a story I really wanted to tell. It’s all about my daughter’s love of Dr Who and how it has led to her developing a particular style of dressing which is more dress-ups than just clothes, and which means we end up having conversations around her two favourite jackets which go like this: What are you wearing? Donna Noble or Christopher Ecclestone?… “Donna Noble – but I can’t find her! ….“Don’t tell me you’ve lost Donna Noble! … Don’t worry I’ve found her, she was under the bed with Christopher Ecclestone.

“It was easy to connect the story and the design. I wanted a blended, non-linear style for the design to evoke the TV show and movie posters. I added just a few Dr-Who-themed elements. It doesn’t have to be a completely themed layout. The photos were taken in Spain, so I blended in a ‘Barcelona’ shop sign from a photo along the top and recolored it blue so it looked a bit like the outside of the Tardis. It puts the photos in context just for me (even though the theme of the layout is about the clothes and not where we we were).”

Scrapbook Ideas for Stories About Dress-up and Disguises | Lynn Grieveson | Get It Scrapped

Who Today by Lynn Grieveson | Supplies: Blue Skies Ahead Kit, Andersen Kit, and Find Peace Kit by Lynn Grieveson. Love the Doctor Bundle by Tangie Baxter. Fonts: Heartwell and Travelling Typewriter

 

Cynthia T. says, “We used to travel to see my family a lot more often when my daughter was in secondary school. Our only option was British Holiday times, which is winter in South America. We get lots of invites for lunch, tea, dinners, but our friends Marta and Gabriel thought about a way to get lots more of us together, and they threw a fancy dress party. It was not only a great time, but one of the very last times we saw Marta’s mum, as she passed away a couple of years later and we weren’t able to travel. These people are more than family, with more than 40 years of friendship. I have thought many times on making a book for Marta, Gabriel and the kids, and this was such a memorable event with people of all ages, entire families dressing up so happily.”

“The middle photos are of my daughter and myself. We usually pick Disney or anything to do with musical theater or film, as this is what we love the most. The photos on the right are of Homer and Morticia from the Adams Family. Below that is Phantom of the Opera, and there are many more.  There was no inhibition, and everyone was enjoying the party. With us Latinos most are not reluctant to dress up. In Brazil and Argentina Carnival is loved.”

“I used dress and accessory-type elements. The clock represents that the pages are of past times. I included big clusters with bright colors big flowers to give the happy and fun feeling, to balance the fact that most of us in the first page are wearing black!”

Scrapbook Ideas for Stories About Dress-up and Disguises | Cynthia T. | Get It Scrapped

2009 Dress Up Party by Cynthia Taylor (aka MrsPeel) | Supplies: Aki Zo Designs: Be Happy and Smile Collection, including Origami Elements Pack- ViVa Artistry: Vedana Collection & Vagabond Kit- Little Butterfly Wings: It’’s Never Too Late Alpha, Rebecca McMeen : Greer Closet- journaling font Pea Comfy Cozy- TFL!

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Scrapbook Page Sketch and Template #122 https://debbiehodge.com/2017/04/scrapbook-page-sketch-template-122/ https://debbiehodge.com/2017/04/scrapbook-page-sketch-template-122/#comments Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=46552 This free scrapbook page sketch comes from a page made by Debbie Hodge for the Scrapbook Coach: Balance class. 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.       More […]

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Scrapbook Page Sketch and Template #122 | Get It ScrappedThis free scrapbook page sketch comes from a page made by Debbie Hodge for the Scrapbook Coach: Balance class.

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 #122 | Get It Scrapped

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Scrapbook Page Sketch and Template #122 | Debbie Hodge | Get It Scrapped

Our Youngest by Debbie Hodge | Supplies: Old Farm Kitchen, Backyard Expedition, Farmer Joe, Big Sky by Lynn Grieveson; Straight Line Stitched White, Border Stitches White by Anna Aspnes; Borders, Old School Alphas by Jenni Bowlin; My Tribe by Gennifer Bursett; Banner Library Cards by Robyn Meierotto; Colbie Solids by Maplewood Studio; Gold Essentials by Katie Pertiet; True North, Bohemian Typewriter fonts

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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.

Ronnie Crowley says, “Templates which have room for lots of pictures always attract me and this one was no different! It provided a great starting point for a page for my daughter’s college album about her latest service project. The template had a great spot for journaling, instead of using a journaling card I chose to add a screen grab of her facebook post at the end of the day. Another advantage of doing this was I got to add another picture.”

Scrapbook Page Sketch and Template #122 | Ronnie Crowley | Get It Scrapped

Aggie Dance Marathon by Ronnie Crowley | Supplies: Get It Scrapped – Scrapbook Coach 18 Layout 1 Template; APennington – Currently, Playful Stitches; Amanda Yi Designs – You Are Fabulous; T for M Designs – Every Day Matters

 

Nicole Mackin says, “I liked that this sketch provided for a larger number of photos and was very photo focused. This page is about my girls meeting Princess Elena of Avalor at Disneyworld, specifically about how this was a dream come true for my youngest daughter. The sketch has a very linear feel to it and to make it more my style I put multiple layers under each individual photo to give it a more layered, messy look.”

Scrapbook Page Sketch and Template #122 | Nicole Mackin | Get It Scrapped

Amazing by Nicole Mackin | Supplies: Patterned Paper: American Crafts, Pink Paislee; Tissue Paper: BrotherSister Design Studio; Gold Heart Emebellishments: American Crafts; Stickers: Pink Paislee, Heidi Swapp; Die Cuts: Pink Paislee; Glitter Heart Stickers: American Crafts; Color Shine: Heidi Swapp.

 

Lynn Grieveson says, “This sketch was fun to use as it is so flexible, allowing me to opt to use two of the top squares for paper and the third for a photo. I used it to scrap some of the cherished photos of my mother-in-law’s travels to the other side of the world which was a huge (and lengthy) adventure at the time.”

“The tilted photos on the left add energy to the page and they were perfect for the less than perfect photos, especially having one peeking out from behind the other. That tilting inspired me to tilt my journaling as well. And the layers allowed for lots of patterned paper, which meant I was able to complement the colors in the photos with the colors on my page.”

Scrapbook Page Sketch and Template #122 | Lynn Grieveson | Get It Scrapped

Photos to Cherish by Lynn Grieveson | Supplies: Cherish multi-media page kit from The Lilypad + GIS Membership Template

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Tell Relationship Stories on the Scrapbook Page Using Design Principle of Proximity | Page Guide No. 16 https://debbiehodge.com/2017/04/tell-relationship-stories-scrapbook-page-using-design-principle-proximity/ https://debbiehodge.com/2017/04/tell-relationship-stories-scrapbook-page-using-design-principle-proximity/#respond Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=46551 One of the primary tasks of making a scrapbook page is placing your page elements–photos, title, journaling, and embellishments–onto the scrapbook page to tell your story. The Gestalt principle of “proximity” provides a great tool for deciding how and where to place the pieces of your design. This principle tells us that the proximity of […]

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Using The Principle of Proximity to Scrapbook Relationships | Get It Scrapped

One of the primary tasks of making a scrapbook page is placing your page elements–photos, title, journaling, and embellishments–onto the scrapbook page to tell your story. The Gestalt principle of “proximity” provides a great tool for deciding how and where to place the pieces of your design.

This principle tells us that the proximity of items to one another on the page cues the viewer to understand which pieces go together. It’s the tool you use to create groupings–even when the elements you’re combining are different in shape or color.

In this post we’re combining design with storytelling, employing the principle of proximity to tell stories of relationships.

 

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Marie-Pierre Capistran says, “This page tells the story of the beginning of my relationship with my husband: we met on a English learning trip in Vancouver, and on that day, I had to go back home, leaving him and our story behind. Our relationship was just beginning, but we already knew we wanted to live our lives together, so it’s a close relationship.”

“On this page, I tried expressing the separation of leaving Vancouver and my future husband behind. I used a photo of us together (I have a very limited number of photos of us at that time, so I worked with a photo of us and two of the close friends we made in Vancouver). I used a photo of the skyline of the city to give the impression of leaving the place. I separated these two photos to accentuate the impression of leaving and I also physically made a line between the two photos with the little airplane and the gold thread crossing the page diagonally. I placed the plane very close to the border of the page to give the impression it was flying away from the photos, from the city and form our relationship.”

Using The Principle of Proximity to Scrapbook Relationships | Marie-Pierre Capistran | Get It Scrapped

This is our life by Marie-Pierre Capistran | Products: Paper: Crate Paper, Pretty Little Studio; Acetate Die Cuts: Crate Paper; Cardstock Die Cuts: Dear Lizzy, Crate Paper; Flair Button: Pretty Little Studio; Sticker Letters: Pinkfresh Studio; Acrylic stars: Citrus Twist Kits; Paperclip: Webster’s Pages.

 

Christy Strickler says, “My cat likes to sit as close to me as possible on my craft table. On this occasion, she had fallen asleep with her head on my coffee mug. Since we have a close relationship, it made sense for me to keep the embellishment clusters in close proximity.”

“Texture, pattern and color play an important role as I layer embellishments around a photo. Thicker elements, like the ribbon soften the page, but also add dimension. I like to play with that dimension by adding in layers of thin cardboard behind die cuts and photos, further raising them off the page. I keep the size of the embellishment in mind as well as whether or not their placement contributes to the visual flow or the design of the page. On this page, I started by pulling colors from the canvas upwards into the clusters. Larger floral die cuts and pops of yellow tape help form visual triangles on the page.  Though the title is not in close proximity to the photo, these triangles connect it to the main cluster.”

Using The Principle of Proximity to Scrapbook Relationships | Christy Strickler | Get It Scrapped

Close to You by Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee, Crate Paper; Letters: Simple Stories; Pocket Life Card: Cocoa Daisy Die Cuts: Pink Paislee; Other: Ribbon, Beads

 

Anna Aspnes says “I created this layout just prior to the Royal wedding of William and Kate in April 2011. In the whirlwind of fairytale romance, I was inspired to tell the story of my own romantic expectations as a child, share my current views on fairy tales, and make a
tongue-in-cheek recounting of the tale when I met my own Prince Charming.”

“I purposely designed the page to have both the modern-day and childhood photos on opposing sides of the page and separated by journaling. The photos essentially sandwich or snuggle the journaling. Transfers positioned across the bottom of the page create a foundation for the design and lead the eye from the more recent photo to the older version. The childhood photo is also clustered with heritage-themed elements such as the key and love birds to foster sentiment and create variation between the proximity of the various elements.”

Using The Principle of Proximity to Scrapbook Relationships | Anna Aspnes | Get It Scrapped

Perfect Happiness by Anna Aspnes | Supplies: ArtPlay Palette English Rose, Descriptive Word Transfers No. 1 by Anna Aspnes Designs at Oscraps.com; Fonts are Arial Narrow.

 

Kristy T. says, “This page is about how my return to studying at university has meant a lot of changes in our family. I sometimes feel torn between family commitments and my studies.”

“The relationship is connected but also in tension with one another as there is only so much time in a day, and sometimes I have to make hard choices. This is represented by separation between the photograph of my family and the single photograph on the page.  The layers of patterned paper are clearly separate.  The tags and stitching provide a link between the two parts of the page, showing that there is still a connection between the two parts of my life.”

Using The Principle of Proximity to Scrapbook Relationships | Kristy T | Get It Scrapped

Torn by Kristy T | Supplies: Patterned paper – Websters Pages, Echo Park, Simple Stories; Embellishments – Cocoa Vanilla, Echo Park; Stickers: Simple Stories

 

Marcia Fortunato says, “Recently my husband, one of my sons, and I (and our cat) spent a relaxing Sunday at home together, each of us doing quiet activities we enjoy – rare because it doesn’t happen often anymore, so I wanted to document it on this scrapbook page.
I wanted to convey the message that although we were spread out throughout our house, we were still together and we have a close relationship.”

You can make a proximity grouping even stronger with a combining element. I included the photos of each of the four of us separately, but used a rectangle around us to combine the photos and give a sense of relationship. I also placed the heart with my journaling over the corners to connect them more directly and to communicate the love between us. Finally, I positioned my title centered over the top the rectangle to hint at the roof of a house.”

Using The Principle of Proximity to Scrapbook Relationships | Marcia Fortunato | Get It Scrapped

On A Sunday by Marcia Fortunato | Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts, Neenah; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper; Title: Cut on a Silhouette Cameo using fonts from the Silhouette Design Store (Helsinki, Archer); Journal heart and chipboard embellishments: Ali Edwards story kit; Other embellishments: Dear Lizzy (American Crafts); Washi tape: unknown; Pen: Sharpie.

 

Stefanie Semple says, “I used photos taken on my second son’s 21st birthday to document my children’s relationships. Let’s just say that they are not as close as I would like.”

“I used four photos that are at angles with each other, denoting the tension between them, the two on the right of the layout touch as they bleed off of the page in the same way that I hope and trust as time goes on that they will get closer and closer. The positioning of the photos adds a messiness and a tension, with a feeling of being at odds. The birds on the patterned paper also subliminally add to the feeling of three siblings and yet a feeling of being only one.”

Using The Principle of Proximity to Scrapbook Relationships | Stefanie Semple | Get It Scrapped

Family by Stefanie Semple | Supplies: Penny Springmann: Family Time (retired)

 

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Scrapbook Ideas for Mixing Mediums and Techniques on Your Page Background | Page Guide No. 15 https://debbiehodge.com/2017/04/scrapbook-ideas-mixing-mediums-techniques-page-background/ https://debbiehodge.com/2017/04/scrapbook-ideas-mixing-mediums-techniques-page-background/#comments Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=46550 Your scrapbook page canvas is the base upon which you build your page. You might use solid cardstock, patterned paper, a die-cut shape, a base altered with mediums like paint and ink, or – how about a dynamic combination of mediums and techniques? Our Creative Team takes on this challenge and shows you how a […]

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Scrapbook Ideas for Mixing Mediums + Techniques on Your Canvas | Get It Scrapped

Your scrapbook page canvas is the base upon which you build your page.

You might use solid cardstock, patterned paper, a die-cut shape, a base altered with mediums like paint and ink, or – how about a dynamic combination of mediums and techniques?

Our Creative Team takes on this challenge and shows you how a creative background provides a base for scrapbook page storytelling.

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Megan Blethen says, “I really love the cute photo here but I don’t have much of a story for it. My son was playing in his room and I have tons of layouts of those stories already. And so this page is a tribute to him at the age of four. He was always such a happy and smiley boy.”

“I love using mixed media on my layouts, but usually I just stick to using one medium at a time. Here I used watercolors on the background and Shimmerz Paints for the flowers. The two different mediums add fun texture and create interest.”

“Watercolor backgrounds are a favorite of mine. You can’t really mess this up–and I’m a perfectionist so that is a big thing for me. The watercolor is fun and free-flowing so anyway you use it, it looks perfect. I used little paint brushes to draw continuous circles to form the flowers. Again, with these, perfectionism isn’t a big deal because they’re meant to look free handed.”

Tip: My biggest tip with mixed media is to play around and keep at it. It’s meant to be a fun addition to your layouts, let yourself go and enjoy the process. There’s no right or wrong!

Scrapbook Ideas for Mixing Mediums + Techniques on Your Canvas | Megan Blethen | Get It Scrapped

Always Smile by Megan Blethen | Supplies: Paper: American Crafts textured cardstock Embellishment:Shimmerz Paints Dazzlerz ‘Pucker Up Pink’, ‘Tutti Fruiti’, & ‘Jelly Bean Green’, 4′ silver doily, Clique Kits embellishment pack and phrase stickers, SpiegelMom Scraps ‘Amore’ sequin mix, Artist Loft watercolors, American Crafts Black and White polka dot ribbon, Dear Lizzy Thickers ‘Yo-Yo’

 

Terry Billman says, “The River Walk in San Antonio is the perfect place to stroll along the river or sit on a restaurant patio and enjoy the evening. The canvas here was created by digitally blending two papers, stamping stains, and splatters.  I used a paper with the blue sky and a solid paper for the bottom of the canvas. I blended my two favorite photos of the River Walk into the canvas, added a texture to the water to give a ripple effect and pieces of textured tape outlining the water’s edge. I also used a stain brush, with varied colors and blending modes, to accentuate the edge of the water.”

Tip: I am quite fond of using different blending modes on photos to make them more vivid. In this layout I duplicated the photo twice and applied a soft light blending mode on the top layer, screen mode on the second layer, and normal on the bottom layer.

Scrapbook Ideas for Mixing Mediums + Techniques on Your Canvas | Terry Billman | Get It Scrapped

It’s Just Perfect Right Here created by Terry Billman| Anna Aspnes: Art Play Palette Mountain High, Multi Media Leaves 6, Art Play Palette Beautiful Day, Arrive Word Art 1, 12 X 12 Artist Edge 6

 

Shanna Hystad says, “This page tells the story of my daughter smelling tulips at three different times over the last 15 years.  I used watercolor pencils and sewing on the background.  These are two very different techniques but complement each other well.  The sewing has more of a defined line and the watercolor pencils have more burred lines, both adding interest to the layout.  I knew I wanted to create tulips with the pencils.  I haven’t drawn in a long, long, time so I am still rather rusty. The watercolor pencils were not as vibrant as I hoped.  I don’t think the ones I used were artistic grade so that may have something to do with the muted colors.  However, they are fun to use.

Tip: Sewing around the circular pattern was a great way to accent the shape.  The first time around with the sewing machine I realized that the circle was too perfect.  My second time around I tried to create a less perfect pattern.  This is a challenge for someone who is known to be a perfectionist.

Scrapbook Ideas for Mixing Mediums + Techniques on Your Canvas | Shanna Hystad | Get It Scrapped

Blooming Beauty by Shanna Hystad | Supplies: Watercolor pencils by Simple Art, large letters-Thickers (petals), small letters-October Afternoon, sticker-October Afternoon, patterned paper-My Minds Eye, small tulips-Jolees, gray thread for sewing, shipping tag, green/white twine.

 

Kristy T. says, “This page is about my son’s love of all sorts of games. It shows just one of the games he has created himself.”

“I combined multiple colors of Dylusions spray inks with black distress paint through a stencil over the dried inks.  I love combining bright colors and black, as the black provides contrast and works well with any saturated colors. This combination works well here because whenever I see my son’s creations, I imagine the creativity just bursting out of him so this was a good way to represent that visually.  The black squares provide another layer to the page and echo the squares drawn as part of his game.”

Tip: When creating a background using multiple colors of water based inks it is important to let them dry in between adding colors.  This reduces the chance of colors mixing and giving muddy results.  Distress paint is a very fluid paint so it will seep under the stencil if applied directly from the dabber so it is best to use a sponge or cut n dry foam to sponge the paint over the stencil.

Scrapbook Ideas for Mixing Mediums + Techniques on Your Canvas | Kristy T | Get It Scrapped

Game on by Kristy T | Supplies: Cardstock – Artee; Spray Inks – Dylusions; Paint – Distress Paint; Stencil – Stencil Girl; Chipboard frames – Simple Stories; Washi Tape – Kaisercraft, Unknown; Tin Pin – Cocoa Vanilla; Journalling card – Simple Stories

 

Jana Oliveira says, “This is a page with pictures of my boys walking and having a good time together in this new city.”

“I like to combine texture and mediums. It is a lot of fun and brings interest to my pages. As a digital scrapper digital mediums give me the opportunity to give a touch of realism to my pages. Sometimes it’s cool to emulate what paper can do without the mess. I use paint, gesso and stamping overall. Because the picture mask is not totally blended it has the look of a picture transfer used on paper projects. The paper border adds texture with a traditional layer cluster.”

Tip: To prevent the layout from getting too overwhelming I like to start with solid paper or a paper with some white space. I start with random paint and stamping and play with paint, gesso, brushes and  textures. From there I’d finish with traditional elements as I did with the word strips, paper borders, staple and plastic word art.

Scrapbook Ideas for Mixing Mediums + Techniques on Your Canvas | Jana Oliveira | Get It Scrapped

You 3 by Jana Oliveira | Supplies: Lynn Marie : firm foundations 4, Dawn inkship: glisten papers, Amy Woolf: paper edges 5, Rebecca Mackee: Kaleidoscope Hearts 2, Sara Gleason : love story confetti 2, Pink Reptile : dreams, everyday of the week; NBK Design: September 15 urban masks, Urban Garden brushtool

 

Christy Strickler says, “I built a tent fort from a blanket for my cats to play in.”

“I knew that I wanted to use tents as the motif on my page, but I only had one small size stamp. After stamping on the watercolor paper, I drew a larger tent similar to the stamp. It wasn’t too hard to draw the stamp in a larger size since the stamp I had chosen was a simple design. I used watercolor crayons and a waterbrush to create a campsite style scene. I purposefully kept the scene simple, without too many details as I didn’t want to take too much attention away from the photos. Machine stitching helps to frame the scene and the photos I place inside the watercolor paper. ”

Scrapbook Ideas for Mixing Mediums + Techniques on Your Canvas | Christy Strickler | Get It Scrapped

A Tent for Cats by Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned paper, Flair,Stamps: Cocoa Daisy; Letters: Maggie Holmes, Dear Lizzy; Watercolor Crayons: Caran D’Ache; Other: Ribbon, Tag, Gel Pen, Waterbrush, Watercolor Paper

 

Marcia Fortunato says, “I find hiking in the springtime to be a very messy activity, but the opportunity to do something with my husband and son makes it worthwhile. This layout is about a recent messy hike with the two of them.”

“I wanted to emphasize the muckiness of the trails we hiked, so I combined three stamps, two splatter stamps and one with footprints. I wanted it to look like the boots had walked through puddles and left muddy footprints. I used acrylic paint for the splatters to give them a bit of texture, then stamped the footprints over the top with ink.  To add just a little more dirt, I used a smaller splatter stamp, but in this case I loaded the stamp with ink, stamped first onto a piece of scrap paper and then onto my page so that the stamp was a bit more subtle. Together they immediately convey my message that spring hiking is messy!”

“I like the effect I was able to achieve by using the thickness of the acrylic paint for texture but also the ease of ink for the majority of the stamping.”

Tip: When doing this, make sure that the paint has dried completely before stamping over it. You may also want to test to make sure that your ink will easily dry and not smear on the acrylic paint, but normal ink seemed to work just fine.

Scrapbook Ideas for Mixing Mediums + Techniques on Your Canvas | Marcia Fortunato | Get It Scrapped

Spring Hike by Marcia Fortunato | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Authentique, Pink Paislee (for journal spot); Letters: Recollections; Stamps: Hero Arts (splatters), Bo Bunny (footprints), Cocoa Daisy (small word strip); Acrylic Paint: Royal Langnickel; Ink: Hero Arts Shadow Ink (Cup O’Joe); Embellishments: Ali Edwards, Cocoa Daisy; Pen: Sharpie.

 

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Scrapbook Ideas for Combining Embellishments in Clusters, Stacks, Series and More | Page Guide No. 14 https://debbiehodge.com/2017/04/scrapbook-ideas-combining-embellishments-clusters-stacks-series/ https://debbiehodge.com/2017/04/scrapbook-ideas-combining-embellishments-clusters-stacks-series/#comments Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=46549 A fun way to work with embellishments is to group them together. Groupings can be showy or simple. The beauty of an embellishment is that you can combine several elements, including images, to reinforce page subject and contribute to design. Think of an embellishment cluster as a small arrangement that works both on its own […]

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Scrapbook Ideas for Combining Embellishments on The Page | Get It ScrappedA fun way to work with embellishments is to group them together. Groupings can be showy or simple. The beauty of an embellishment is that you can combine several elements, including images, to reinforce page subject and contribute to design. Think of an embellishment cluster as a small arrangement that works both on its own and as a part of the larger whole of your page.

The round-up of layouts below from our Creative Team and Guest Teachers in the Get It Scrapped Membership show examples of embellishings combined in:

  • layers
  • clusters
  • stacks
  • series
  • outline or shapes

 

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In layers…

Kelly Prang says, “This page showcases an awesome photo my husband took of our children on the beach during our Spring Break trip to Dauphin Island, Alabama.”

“I layered a variety of embellishments with a travel theme into two areas on this page.  I used die-cuts, a banner, beads, confetti and a flair in the top left of my page, and tags, word art, beads, confetti and a geotag in the bottom right. I wanted the page to have some ‘busy-ness’ (as was true for a trip with three teen/tweens) while still achieving an overall feeling of peace and comfort.  The large photo helps balance the large sizes of many of the embellishments.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Combining Embellishments on The Page | Kelly Prang | Get It Scrapped

Destination Anywhere by Kelly Prang | Supplies: Life Is An Adventure Collaboration by theLilypad Designers- all papers and elements; Font- AA Typewriter

 

Kelly Sroka says, “My daughter recently received her learner’s permit for driving. I am so happy to watch her grow into an independent young woman. I wanted this page to document this story as well as reflect the celebratory theme of the day.”

“I began embellishing the page with two words stickers that helped me further tell my story- a chipboard sticker that says GROW and a flat sticker that says HAPPY. These stickers seemed a little too plain to use on this fun page by themselves, so I created two embellishment clusters to give interest and texture to the layout. I layered the chipboard sticker GROW with a flat sticker heart, an enamel dot, and an adorable bow clip. I placed the HAPPY sticker on a chipboard banner then added two enamel dots, a striped tab, and a cute puffy heart. Each word sticker became a wonderful handmade layered embellishment cluster that gives depth to the page as well as to the journaling.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Combining Embellishments on The Page | Kelly Sroka | Get It Scrapped

Celebrate This Moment by Kelly Sroka | Supplies: Cardstock: Prism; Patterned Paper: Simple Stories and Bella Blvd; Stickers and Clip: Bella Blvd; Puffy Stickers: American Crafts; Enamel Dots: Echo Park

 

In stacks…

Sian Fair says, “This page records the day we visited the Berlin Wall. I have stacked layers of paper with tiny individual embellishments on top in order to echo the decorated bricks on the Wall.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Combining Embellishments on The Page | Sian Fair | Get It Scrapped

Wall by Sian Fair | Supplies: Wall by Sian Fair Patterned Paper: Shimelle for American Crafts; Alpha: Felicity Jane; Life Pages cards: Gossamer Blue; Tiny Wood Veneers: Gossamer Blue; Stickers: Shimelle for American Crafts; inksplat stamp: Gossamer Blue

 

Cindy Liebel‘s page features her daughter in Autum leaves. She stacked buttons on top of felt leaves on top of banners to add lots of touchable texture. The fact that she has color coordinated the embellishments gives this approach a charming yet clean look.

Scrapbook Ideas for Combining Embellishments on The Page | Cindy Liebel | Get It Scrapped

Autumn Sweetness by Cindy Liebel | Supplies: Pattern Paper by Little Yellow Bicycle; Farmhouse Border Stickers by Crate Paper Doily Leaves; Felt Leaves; Slice Die-Cut Machine by Making Memories; Calendar Design Card by Making Memories

 

In clusters…

Stefanie Semple says, “Even though my daughter was feeling really sick she wanted to join her friends and get all made up for the Summer Ball. She had paid for her ticket for the Ball and even though she had no intention of attending she added the dress and the make-up, did her hair etc and enjoyed the fuss of being with the girls, chatting and laughing all the while adding to her final look.”

“I made a cluster with a ticket and feather as the base then added a string of sequins, flowers, and sparkles.  I also added paint and the title to the focal photo to allow the friends to fade into the background of the image, while she remained the focus.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Combining Embellishments on The Page | Stefanie Semple | Get It Scrapped

Sweet n’ Sassy by Stefanie Semple. Meagan’s Creations: Glamorous, Anita Designs & sahin Designs: Glitz Collection, Baers Garten Designs: Hello Love Journal Card

 

Betsy Sammarco says, “This layout is a collection of three photos from my niece’s 5th birthday. I love her doily design top she wore that day. It served as my inspiration for the layout design and embellishments.”

“I painted a piece of chipboard with gesso. I placed a large stencil on the chipboard and painted over that with the texture effect paint. I gently removed the stencil and I was left with the textured stencil shape. When dry, I cut the chipboard into 5 rectangular candle shapes. The unexpected part? The beautiful vellum butterflies represent the candle flames!”

Scrapbook Ideas for Combining Embellishments on The Page | Betsy Sammarco | Get It Scrapped

The Sweetest of Girls by Betsy Sammarco | Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill die cut; KI Memories; Butterflies: Jenni Bowlin Vellum Embellished butterflies; Labels: Jenni Bowlin digital; Flowers: Hero Arts; Mist: Studio Calico; Patterned Paper and Journaling Card: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Pearls: Queen and Co; Chipboard number: Heidi Swapp; Stencil: Crafter’s Workshop

 

In a series…

Karen Poirier-Brode says, “This page is about going to the English Rose Tea Room in Carefree, AZ when I was at a meeting and visiting family in the Phoenix area.”

“I used a series of items involved in a tea party as embellishments. However, I did not line these up to tell my story. The elements move in a circular fashion around the grid of photos. There is a progression from the tea bag and kettle to the flower button depicting the setting, the slice of lemon representing the setting of the tea table, the little bird that tried to join my party on the patio, the tea pot, the cup of tea and the dainties. The joy of making a digital page is how easy it is to recolor, resize and modify elements to fit.”

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Tea by Karen Poirier-Brpde | Supplies: a heavily modified CK scrapbook sketch, kits: Lynn Grieveson, Simply This; K Hadfield, All Mad Here; Erica Zane, Cuppa; Alison Pennington, Honey; crate paper, Pretty Party, Mommyish, Spice Spice baby

 

Debbie Hodge’s page features her son and neice playing around on haybales–and chewing on grass like happy farmers.

She placed a vertical series of buttons as a border.  Consider lining up buttons, brads, stickers, beads, chipboard shapes, and whatever else in your stash appeals to you in a series to create charm on your page.

Scrapbook Ideas for Combining Embellishments on The Page | Debbie Hodge | Get It Scrapped

Hayseeds by Debbie Hodge

 

In the shape or outline of a motif…

Devra Hunt says, “My son does not like to do his physical therapy ‘exercises’. We disguised his exercises as a game of basketball.  Not only did he work hard, he did it without protesting and we all had fun playing together.”

“I die cut an over-sized basketball and filled it with all the small orange embellishments I could find. It’s filled with buttons, brads, sequins and even random chipboard letters. I filled each segment with one embellishment so the shape of the ball could still be seen. By embelliishing the basketball, I have put emphasis on the ball, reinforcing the effort it takes my son to get the ball into the basket.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Combining Embellishments on The Page | Devra Hunt | Get It Scrapped

Dr. J by Devra Hunt | Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts, Patterned paper, stickers, washi tape, ephemera-Bella Blvd, Embellishments: making memories, SEI, Michaels Stores, Perler Beads, American Crafts Thickers, Studio Calico, Button Company, BoBunny, Freckled Fawn, My Minds Eye.

 

Amy Kingsford‘s page features baby photos of her niec on a moment page celebrating this girl.

She arranged buttons to look as if they are flowers growing in a garden, combining them with stitching to complete the look. These embellishments bring a brilliant pop of color to the page that echo the sentiment of her word art and they evoke a sweet, feminine feel.

Scrapbook Ideas for Combining Embellishments on The Page | Amy Kingsford | Get It Scrapped

I Know a Girl… by Amy Kingsford

 

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Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a “Moment” Story Style that Evokes Mood | Page Guide No. 13 https://debbiehodge.com/2017/04/scrapbook-page-storytelling-moment-story-style-evokes-mood/ https://debbiehodge.com/2017/04/scrapbook-page-storytelling-moment-story-style-evokes-mood/#comments Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=46548 A moment storytelling style is great for those photos that move you but don’t necessarily have an incident or story to go with them. Use this style to record what you like, what moves you, how you see the world, or even what you believe. The best “moment” pages will convey a mood or feelings […]

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Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a “Moment” Story Style | Get It ScrappedA moment storytelling style is great for those photos that move you but don’t necessarily have an incident or story to go with them. Use this style to record what you like, what moves you, how you see the world, or even what you believe.

The best “moment” pages will convey a mood or feelings or even beliefs with more than the photos–with design elements like color, line, shape, and more. Our Creative Team shows you their moment pages and the design elements they’ve used for strong visual storytelling.

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Audrey Tan says, “This story is about our experience of a desert safari in Dubai and the exuberant feelings it evoked. It was an amazing experience, riding on the sand dunes in a land cruiser. The driver was extremely skilled in navigating across the desert and we had a ride of our life.”

“I used colors that mimic the desert, and embellishments used also had a fast flowing feel to capture the exciting feeling of that 30-minute ride.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a “Moment” Story Style | Audrey Tan | Get It Scrapped

Be Fearless by Audrey Tan | Supplies: Jen Maddocks Designs: Artful Marks Possibilities; Anna Aspnes: 12×12 Edge Overlays No5; Font: Yummy Cupcakes

 

Megan Blethen says, “I have had this picture in my pile of ‘want to scrapbook’ images but I don’t have a story to go with it. It’s just a cute photo of my middle son when he was two: the perfect photo for a moment page.”

To keep the focus on the photo, Megan I kept embellishing simple with circles and one carefully chosen heart shape that echoes the message of her welded title. That title along with the tender photo convey the feeling of a mother’s love.

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a “Moment” Story Style | Megan Blethen | Get It Scrapped

Oh My Heart by Megan Blethen | Supplies: Patterned Paper;Sweet Freedom by Pink Paislee paper #02,Simple Stories Faith ‘I Love’, Fancy Pants Merry & Bright, Simple Stories Domestic Bliss ‘I Bless This Mess’, ‘4×4 Elements, Bazel Premium Cardstock ‘Blue Calypso’, Embellishments; SpiegelMom Scraps Green Acres sequin mix, SpiegelMom Scraps Coffee Break sequin mix, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain, KJKareen dot Flair, My Minds Eye ‘WISH’ chipboard, Ready, Sketch Go 2 class ‘Oh my heart’ cut file.

 

Cynthia T. says, “I rarely like pictures of myself, even less so when taken in the kitchen, but this one has a lot that makes it one of my favorites. It brings back many memories of the love for our kitchen I’ve had. It brings back the memories of so many recipes cooked together with my daughter, recipes we took from magazines and recipes from our culture that I taught and passed to her.”

Cynthia evoked the feeling of nostalgia for time well spent cooking with color, motif, and her title. Her photo is surrounded (cozily) by black and white and red. The strongly rendered and bold title embraces the photo charmingly and the motifs all support the kitchen and home story.

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a “Moment” Story Style | Audrey Tan | Get It Scrapped

For the Love of Our Kitchen by Cynthia Taylor aka MrsPeel Supplies: Little Butterfly Wings & Amber LaBau: From Scratch, Studio Basic Designs & Mommyish: Secret Ingredient: Love, Sahlin Studio & Jenn Barrette: Kitschy Kitchen. Forever Joy: Kitschy Kitchen. Pink Reptile Designs: Word Up Word Art. Sus Designs: Aim for the Sky Alpha. Background paper: Little Butterfly Wings: Mixed Media Monthly April 2016 Add On Papers (blended on luminosity mode with another paper to eliminate color) Fonts: Journaling Cheddar Cheese Salad- Tittle (our kitchen) Boston Traffic.

 

Kelly Sroka says, “I love this photograph of my son helping my husband raise the flag at our fire station: a sweet moment in our lives.”

“The background paper has ombre effect, darker at the botton of the page and lightening as it moves to the top. This echoes the ground and sky in the photo. The embellishments are simple yet evoke the feelings of this moment: hearts represent the love between my husband and son, the stars as well as the reds, whites, and blues here repeat the stars and colors of the flag.”

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a “Moment” Story Style | Kelly Sroka | Get It Scrapped

This Day by Kelly Sroka | Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Papers: Pink Paislee, Bella Blvd, Echo Park; Stickers: Bella Blvd; Enamel Dots: Echo Park; Flair: My Mind’s Eye

 

Deborah Wagner says, “My friend got a great shot of her son skating down the ice to get the puck. This wasn’t a big game, they didn’t win, and Jake wasn’t even the first one to make it to the puck, but you can see the passion on his face, and you can tell his heart is full of Irish pride.”

“To highlight Jake’s grit and determination, I extracted the photo from the original background so I could create a scene where he was center stage.”

A gritty rendering of the photo and elements support Deborah’s story of physicality and determination. The limited color palette and strong title also support this mood.

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a “Moment” Story Style | Deborah Wagner | Get It Scrapped

Irish Pride by Deborah Wagner|Supplies: Anna Aspnes Art Play Palette Metro Graffiti, Tissue Textures No. 3, Art Play Palette Posy, Art Play Palette Serenity; Katie Pertiet Graphic Pop Edgers No. 5, Linda Sattgast- Grunge, Cement, Paint and Cracked Textures

Debbie Hodge says, “These are three shots from my youngest son’s senior photo shoot.”

“I wanted to evoke a sense of happiness–connected to my love for him–and I wanted to signify that this is a milestone and turning point in his life. To that end I repeated the blues from the photo and then accented with a bold and happy yellow. Diagonal lines in the ackground paper add energy. The motifs of birds flying, stars and arrows support the story of a boy about to launch into his adult life. Word embellishments ‘hola’ and ‘hooray’ are upbeat and celebratory.”

Never Stop Being You by Debbie Hodge | Supplies: Pure Happiness by Sahlin Studio; HopScotch by One Little Bird; Notebook Edge Frame by Katie Pertiet; Delight by Lynn Grieveson; A Chin Full of Win by Jenn Barrette; Straight Line Stitched by Anna Aspnes; Wood Veneer by Gina Cabrera; Bohemian Typewriter font

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Scrapbook Page Sketch and Layered Template #121 https://debbiehodge.com/2017/03/scrapbook-page-sketch-layered-template-121/ https://debbiehodge.com/2017/03/scrapbook-page-sketch-layered-template-121/#comments Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=46327 This free scrapbook page sketch comes from a page made by Debbie Hodge (inspired by Lynn Grieveson an Amber Ries) for the Scrapbook Coach: Double Wide class. 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 […]

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Scrapbook Page Sketch and Layered Template #121 | Get It ScrappedThis free scrapbook page sketch comes from a page made by Debbie Hodge (inspired by Lynn Grieveson an Amber Ries) for the Scrapbook Coach: Double Wide class.

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 Layered Template #121 | Get It Scrapped

Sketch and Template by Debbie Hodge. Layout inspired by Lynn Grieveson and Amber Ries.

Scrapbook Page Sketch and Layered Template #121 | Debbie Hodge | Get It Scrapped

Beach Day by Debbie Hodge inspired by Lynn Grieveson and Amber Ries | Supplies: Sea of Love by Pink Reptile Designs; Abstract FotoBlendz, Tissue Alpha; Yellow by Anna Aspnes; Triumph by Laurie Ann; Borders by Sara Gleason; Paintshop Brushes and Styles by Just Jaimee; Flossy Stitches Yellow by Katie Pertiet; True North font

 

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More inspiration…

Looking for more examples of how you might use this sketch/template to inspire your next page? Here are a few inspired pages from our Get It Scrapped Creative Team.

Marcia Fortunato says, “I like two-page layouts with a lot of photos, so this sketch gave me a good starting point. I recently attended the St. Paul Winter Carnival and took a lot of photos of the ice and snow sculptures. The story is not elaborate, but I wanted to include many of the photos on my page.”

“Although the original sketch and layout used the same papers on both pages, I only had one piece of each of my papers. So I chose two papers that coordinate and support the theme of my page. I then chose a third paper and a black strip that I used across the bottom of both papers in order to tie the two sides together.”

Scrapbook Page Sketch and Layered Template #121 | Marcia Fortunato | Get It Scrapped

St. Paul Winter Carnival by Marcia Fortunato | Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Paper: One Canoe Two, Simple Stories, Bo Bunny; Vellum: The Paper Studio; Letters: Amy Tangerine (American Crafts); Embellishments: Echo Park, Simple Stories.

 

Kelly Prang used this month’s free sketch to scrapbook about her unfortunate struggle with migraines. Since this is not a subject one tends to photograph often she filled the numerous photo spots on this spread with infographics, and colorful charts and diagrams. This gave her page a bold and graphic look and reinforced her story.

Scrapbook Page Sketch and Layered Template #121 | Kelly Prang | Get It Scrapped

Migraines by Kelly Prang | Supplies: Allison Pennington- I am Who I am-ribbon; Elementary-string; For the Love of Sparkles- plaid paper; Resplendent-paper; When it Rains-paper; How Does Your Garden Grow-paper; Built for Two- lace; Our Lift- paint; Wood Be Good- wood paper. Stolen Moments Designs- Season to Remember- Button. Pink Reptile Designs- Dreams-thread, background text gesso. Little Butterfly Wings- Wake up and Be Awesome-alpha; The Morning Rush-paint Transfer. Forever Joy- Hello Beautiful-paper. Paula Kesselring- Black and White only- eye doodle. One Little Bird- Milestone- grid paper. Template – Get it Scrapped.

 

Terry Billman says, “This double page layout is about Jason, my daughter’s husband, calling her dad thirty minutes prior to their wedding, to ask him for his permission to marry his daughter. I was drawn to this sketch because it has both landscape and portrait orientation photos.  In order to showcase the closely cropped photos on the left, I enlarged a couple of the photos and reduced the number of photos. The soft background enhances the color photos interspersed with the black and white photos.”

Scrapbook Page Sketch and Layered Template #121 | Terry Billman | Get It Scrapped

Love Story created by Terry Billman| Anna Aspnes: Art Play Palette Dude, Art Play Palette Love Story, Light Leaks 3, Fotoglow Mix 2, Fotoglow 4; Michelle Martin: Eireen Solids; Maplebrook Studio: Just Linens No. 20; GIS Template for Scrapbook Coach 19 by Debbie Hodge. Inspired by pages by Lynn Grieveson and Amber Ries.

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Scrapbook Ideas for Using 360 Degree Photography to Tell Your Stories | Page Guide No. 12 https://debbiehodge.com/2017/03/scrapbook-ideas-using-360-degree-photography-tell-stories/ https://debbiehodge.com/2017/03/scrapbook-ideas-using-360-degree-photography-tell-stories/#respond Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:00:00 +0000 http://debbiehodge.com/?p=46326 Thanks to advances in technology for photography as well as the many apps available, we can do amazing things with our photos and capture life in new ways. One of those new ways is 360 photography, popular in real estate marketing, tourism and news. Here our Creative Team tells you how and why they took […]

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Scrapbook Ideas for Using 360 Degree Photography | Get It ScrappedThanks to advances in technology for photography as well as the many apps available, we can do amazing things with our photos and capture life in new ways.

One of those new ways is 360 photography, popular in real estate marketing, tourism and news. Here our Creative Team tells you how and why they took their own 360 degree photos–and how they scrapbooked them.

 

 

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Christy Strickler says, “If you stand in the center of our apartment, you can see 3 different views: the ocean, the mangroves, and the city. To capture this, I used a panorama/360 degree photo mode on my Samsung Galaxy phone. The glare from the sun prevented the camera from seeing out the windows, so I also shot a view from each room. I used Photoshop elements to make a photo collage. I made the 360 degree photo the largest, then added in small photos with the views from each room. I used embellishments to point to each prospective room, reinforcing the idea that the view belonged to it.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Using 360 Degree Photography | Christy Strickler | Get It Scrapped

Views from Our Apartment by Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper: Cocoa Daisy; Cardstock: Bazzill; Letters” Evalicious, Crate Paper; Vellum, Wood Veneer: Studio Calico: Other: Pen

 

Karen Poirer-Brode says, “Coit Tower gave me the perfect opportunity to take a 360-degree photo. I went to every open window and took an i-Phone panorama at each. I did the best I could with many tourists all wanting to shoot pictures. Still, the images worked together quite well. I imported them into Photoshop and lined up and overlapped the photos making slight size adjustments. I then cropped the image into an even rectangle. I edited the result as a unit and did not try to obscure the fact this was a composite photo. This layout uses few (for me) embellishments. The right vertical edge of the mural images helps balance the strong horizontal lines of the text, the cardstock strip and the 360-degree picture on the left. I used the text-on-a-path tool with my title to reinforce the circular feel of the panorama and the tower.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Using 360 Degree Photography | Karen Poirier-Brode | Get It Scrapped

View at Coit Tower by Karen Poirier-Brode | Supplies: Scrapaneers_1612_MagicOfBeginnings paper and embellishments

 

Kristy T. says, “This page celebrates the fun my kids have when they get together with their cousins.”

“To capture my 360 degree photo I used the 360 Camera App by Occipital.  I found the app easy to use but it does take a little practice to get a good result.  My photo isn’t perfect but works well anyway.  It is best to try to keep the horizon level as you take your series of photos and try to make sure people aren’t moving when you take the photograph (although you could use that to your advantage as a creative choice to show movement).  The app has a grid that helps you take the photos.”

TIP: Be mindful of where you begin taking your photograph as this will determine the exposure for the entire photograph i.e. if you start in the shadows you may blow out the highlights completely and end up with large sections that are white.”

“The original photograph was cropped and printed on a A4 sheet of paper, with the journaling written directly onto the photo paper.  I used the same photograph three times to give emphasis and to create a simple design with a lot of impact.  I used a basic band foundation, large title and minimal embellishments to keep the focus on the photograph and encourage the viewer to look ‘into’ the photograph.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Using 360 Degree Photography | Kristy T. | Get It Scrapped

So Much Fun by Kristy T | Supplies: Cardstock: Artee; Alphas: Simple Stories; Chipboard: October Afternoon; Patterned Paper: Echo Park; Washi Tape: Unknown.

 

Marcia Fortunato says, “I recently hiked in a state park near me, one that I hadn’t visited in awhile. Along the trail there is an overlook and I stopped there to take a 360° photo to capture all that was around me. I used the Virtual Mode available on my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone camera. Using this feature I took a series of photos as it guided me around in a circle. The phone then combined the photos into a type of video to show the entire 360° scene.”

“Taking the photos was easy, but incorporating them into a scrapbook page was a bit trickier since there is no easy way to print out the individual photos I took. What I finally figured out was that I could snap a series of screenshots on my phone while I reviewed the photo, and I was then able to print out the screenshots and piece them together on my layout.”

“The video that was pieced together in my app was pretty cool, but I think if I were to do this again in the future and knew that I wanted to use the photo(s) on a paper layout, I would simply take a series of individual photos to print and use on the page, and perhaps also photograph the scene using the Virtual Mode to enjoy on my screen.”

Scrapbook Ideas for Using 360 Degree Photography | Marcia Fortunato | Get It Scrapped

Love This View by Marcia Fortunato | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Pink Paislee; Cardstock: American Crafts; Title & arrows: Thickers (American Crafts); Embellishments: number tabs – Ali Edwards; other embellishments – Pink Paislee

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