Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Hi everyone! In celebration of the long-awaited arrival of spring, I made these cute flowers from materials that you probably have around the house. Sorry the angle of the camera is a bit off. I think I bumped into my tripod right before I filmed the video. I hope you enjoy it anyway, and thanks for stopping by. Happy crafting!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
I’ve been scrapbooking for more than nine years now, so I’m very comfortable with my own style and design. I know what I like and what I don’t like, what works for me and what doesn’t. I’ve found that there are certain designs that I tend to use over and over, because they offer so many possibilities for adapting them to various photos and themes. Here is a four-photo sketch based on one of my favorite design schemes, and a few of the scrapbook pages that I’ve made using it.
In this scrapbook calendar layout, I staggered the photos because I was working with different sizes and orientations. I wrote the journaling next to each photo, instead of using a journaling block. One large embellishment in the upper left corner replaced the three in the sketch that create a visual triangle.
The “LEGO Fun” layout also has staggered photos; but this time, I did make use of the journaling block and the visual triangle of embellishments. Also, in both this layout and the calendar page, I moved the borders around a little bit.
For my final example, I’ve shown how you can apply this design to a title page in a scrapbook. This is the first page in one of our holiday albums, and it provides a wonderful introduction to what is inside. Since I replaced all of the photos with die cuts that I made with my Cricut, no embellishments were necessary. A centered title looked better in this layout, and a stitched border framed the design nicely.
This is one of my favorite design schemes, and the funny thing about it is that I never really sketched it out until now. I guess I never realized how many times I’ve gone back to it without even thinking about it. It simply looks good to me. I hope that you will find it as versatile as I have.
If you'd like to share your layouts based on this sketch, please comment here. Email me your layout, and I'll post it next week. (There might even be a surprise in it for you!) Thanks for stopping by, and remember to be your crafty self!