A couple of layouts

Hi Everyone,

I am back with a couple of layouts that I created for Get It Scrapped and then later in the week I will share my art journal page-in-progress.  This first layout was created for the Get It Scrapped article about Using Trendy Long Shadows on your scrapbook pages. This was a fun challenge and I really love how this page ended up – the long shadows represent the late afternoons we spent at the beach waiting for my husband to finish work.  I would never have thought to try this but I feel like it really adds meaning, makes the page striking whilst supporting my story.  The colours come from the photos and almost extend the photos over the layout.  To create my long shadows I used torch and reusable letter sticker stencils.  It was easier and quicker than I thought.  You can read about how I did it and get other ideas in the article here.

we wait

I am also sharing a page I created for another Get It Scrapped article that shares ideas for using planner pages in your scrapbooking. This is a really simple page but it does really give the picture of how we spend our time.  I use the Kaisercraft calendar pages to record information for my pocket page/PL album so that I can remember more details when I put my album together.  You can see different ideas from the creative team over on the blog here.

what we did

I plan to get back sharing to a greater variety of projects, especially cards after I catch up on a few Get It Scrapped Layouts.

Thanks for stopping by.

Kristy

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Scrapbooking and Storytelling

 

Hi everyone,

Over the last few months, with our big trip, a realisation that my ‘baby’ is growing up and the recent passing of a loved one I am reminded that taking photographs, short videos and writing down the stories is so important.  I also am thinking about how to make the best use of my time so I am engaged with my family when we are together and so that I can get the other things – house jobs and other work done too.  I think that along with catching up with sharing my scrapbook pages I will share some other things that are inspiring me too.  For today, I will just share this video that Debbie from Get It Scrapped created about Why your Stories Matter.

Debbie has created a free series about becoming a more motivated and efficient scrapbooker that I think is really helpful, so if you are interested you can check it out here.

I do create pages for Get It Scrapped but that isn’t why I am sharing this – I hope you are inspired to tell more of your own stories either by blogging, scrapbooking, making videos or keeping a diary.  Your life and your stories really do matter.

I’ll be back soon with another scrapbook page and an art journal page that is in progress.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy

I’m back with a Pocket Page for Get It Scrapped

Hi everyone,

It’s been a while!  I haven’t forgotten my blog but a big overseas family trip, school holidays for the kids and a whole bunch of life has kept me busy.  But I am back with a page that shows the techniques that I use to create focus and flow when creating pocket pages.  There is a great article over at Get Scrapped Blog with a bunch of other ideas too and the new class in the paid membership is also looking at Pocket Page Design.

pocket page

Supplies: Pockets – Becky Higgins; Cards: Simple Stories, Kaisercraft; Cardstock: Bazzill; Chipboard: October Afternoon; Die Cut: Simple Stories: Alpha Stickers: Becky Higgins; Clear Stickers : Simple Stories

When I create my pocket pages I generally like to put an important photograph or title card in the first pocket at the top left corner of the page as this is where we are used to looking first scene it where we start reading.  I like to think of it as setting up the page.  It doesn’t mean that you can’t include more than one story i.e. like project life style pages but just that this is generally where I want the person viewing my album to start.

I tend to use colour to create flow across my pages and repetition of embellishments i.e. like the hearts and the colour red.   Looking at the colours in the photographs helps me to choosing specific pockets for certain photographs creates balance and flow on the page i.e. the primarily green photographs are spaced out to draw the eye across the page from the THIS journalling card.  I also tend to draw out the colours in my photos by using pre-made cards that feature those colours or creating my own.  For this page I have used a green, red, grey and blue colour scheme but note that everything doesn’t necessarily match exactly.  It think is fine if you like things to be all from the same kit or paper collection and that can give a cohesive look to your pages but also you can create cohesion regardless.

My style is to often use grid or lined paper cards to handwrite my journalling and on this page the journalling is fairly prominent as the white is bright against the colours and other cards.  That works well for this layout as I want the reader to look at the journalling early in their viewing of the page so they can make sense of the photographs and the stories.

If you want more ideas head on over to the Get It Scrapped blog.  I’ll be posting a little bit in the next couple of days to catch up some other layouts and I have also made a few cards to share too.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kristy