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3 questions to ask yourself when you make a scrapbook page

by Debbie Hodge I approach making scrapbook pages by asking myself questions that are based upon my understanding of: 5 scrapbook page elements (canvas, photos, journaling, title, embellishments), and 6 design principles (emphasis, contrast, balance, alignment, repetition, and flow). It’s not really as formal that sounds, though. The premise is: If you know what the […]

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Pale blues and browns, classic patterns of strips and dots, and delicate white blossoms create an elegant and restful mood on this page.

Evoke a mood with your scrapbook pages

by Debbie Hodge With scrapbook pages, you have the opportunity to convey emotion that the viewer can understand and believe. You can use a combination of photos, color, words, and images to create a mood or tone — for example of comfort, excitement, happiness, or disappointment. In writing about art (specifically about Hamlet), T.S. Eliot […]

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Scrapbooking Stories on two-page layouts

How to select and position photos for appealing two-page scrapbook layouts. by Debbie Hodge My family loves looking at scrapbook pages that tell the stories of our outings and get-togethers. We pour over layouts showing trips to the beach, museum visits and holiday celebrations. The photos prompt our memories of the day. A good two-page […]

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A list of the mainstay grocery items for passover along with photos of my sons arranging flowers and chopping food convey the spirt of getting ready for our Passover Seder.

Scrapbooking Event Preparations

Start your engines  – how to scrapbook event preparations by Debbie Hodge The preparations for an event include enjoyable and important activities that can be hard to separate from the event itself: making party favors, coloring Easter eggs, baking cookies, and setting a table are a few examples of this. Even when the preparations aren’t […]

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Scrapbook Page Titles

A title isn’t essential to a scrapbook page. However, just a few emphasized words can go a long way toward immediately conveying page subject, setting tone, and even cueing deeper page themes and meaning. While the words are key (look for an article on coming up with titles here soon), a scrapbook page title’s impact […]

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