Creativity

Vintage Inspiration ~ 3 Layouts from 1 Cut File

Using the February Scrapbooking Store kit, I created three beautiful layouts using a free cutfile made by Katie Kinnamon (@catharticscrapper) to cut the pink wood grain patterned paper and used all three parts of it on three separate layouts. Katie's Free Cut File For the first layout, she used the outline of the heart and backed each… Continue reading Vintage Inspiration ~ 3 Layouts from 1 Cut File

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What is Smashbooking?

I was introduced to Smashbooking on a fluke! While researching a scrapbooking alternative to traveler's notebooks (I wanted a slightly larger size), I came across a Smashbook.  This spiral bound junk journal style notebook really caught my eye! There are a lot of different styles and designs, so I just purchased the pink one because...it's… Continue reading What is Smashbooking?

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Lesson 6 – Traveler’s Notebook Layouts

This project introduces a much smaller format of scrapbooking, the traveler's notebook.  I'm using the standard size traveler's notebook that accompanied the Felicity Jane kit for this class, it measures 8 1/4" x 4 1/4", so I make my layout on two 8"x4" pieces of paper and then tape them into the book.  I find… Continue reading Lesson 6 – Traveler’s Notebook Layouts

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Lesson 4 ~ Creating Movement

In this project, I'm focusing on creating the appearance of movement on the layout.  By placing my clusters of embellishments and title in a diagonal flow from one side to the other, it guides the eye through the layout.  This ensures that the small details are not overlooked and that the photo commands the focus. … Continue reading Lesson 4 ~ Creating Movement

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Lesson 3 -Adding Texture & Dimension

In this project, I'm encouraging you to add in texture and create the appearance of dimension on your layout.  We will bring in new products (crepe paper or fringe) and introduce new techniques, the "rule of three" and fussy cutting. The "rule of three" refers to the idea that odd numbers are more interesting to… Continue reading Lesson 3 -Adding Texture & Dimension