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Custom Stamped Background Paper —

If you have some stamps that coordinate with a theme you’re creating in your scrapbook or on a particular layout, then consider making your own background paper. Here I stamped a grey button on white paper for a layout in a quilting scrapbook I made. Despite questioning my sanity and decision-making abilities about half way [...]

Allow Photos to Escape Mats —

Did you ever consider allowing your photos to escape their mats? It can be a fun way of allowing a cool background paper to show through while still anchoring your photos.   On this “DS!” layout, I used a black color block as a mat beneath the two photos. But as I worked on the [...]

Fifteen Photos on One Layout —

  Here a flap, there a flap, everywhere a flap or pocket!  There are pictures everywhere on this layout.  I was making a layout featuring more of the photos of my Michigan trip album and these photos all are buildings downtown and I wanted them all on here.  My dilemma came in getting them all [...]

Making a Quick Album – Gather Supplies Before Getting Started —

If you’re going to make an album and you want one cohesive look throughout that album, then I suggest you gather all your papers and embellishments ahead of time. Whether you buy coordinating paper packs and embellishments or scour your existing supplies to find papers, stickers, sentiments, bling, titles, inks etc. that match just get [...]

Gift Albums With Blank Pages That Can Rotate —

    I’ve made several scrapbooks as gifts and I’ve discovered a key element to helping my recipients load the pages with their pictures – pages that ROTATE.   If I make pages using 4×6 blanks that will later be the photos, then my friend can put her photos in her album on her own [...]

Alter Kit Embellishments for a Unique Touch —

Altering your kits just a bit to fit your needs based on the photos you’re trying to scrapbook can really make for some fast layouts. This is a kit I did at CKC in Louisville, Kentucky during February of 2009 in a Basic Grey class. Then I went to visit my sister that Spring and [...]

White Journaling Blocks & Hand-Drawn Columns —

I filled up these pages with photos of buildings at the University of Virginia but then I found myself with two dilemmas – the need for some journaling space and how to evenly display those photos. The pages themselves were quite dark because I used the school colors (or as close as I could get) [...]

Use Bold Accents to Unite Two Pages in One Layout —

The two pages on this layout were never really meant to go together…before they met me. Ha! I had some wonderful photos of the gardens at the Biltmore but I was piecing together pages because I was at a friend’s house and I was using papers I’d stuck in my bag. I was not going [...]

Primary Colors are Dependable —

Primary colors go together with almost any variation of the three colors: red, yellow and blue. If you’re in a quandary for colors on a page you’re contemplating, then primary colors can get you out of a creative rut and get you going on creating the page.   This “new toy” layout features my husband [...]

Versatile Football Layout —

Got a new digital layout ready!  It will work great for those high school football players who star in Friday night games but you can also change it up a bit to make it work for any aspect of attending the football games: audience, player, cheerleader, band member and coach. This layout is all about school spirit! [...]