Hi friends. Tiffany here! A few months back, I had the pleasure of working alongside Megan Farrow — also known as Studio Flergs and long-time designer for The Sweet Shoppe. I commissioned her to build an exclusive kit for our Champions membership.
Now, I’ll be honest! My standards are high because of my customers. I only want to provide the BEST kinds of classes and kits for my community. My staff and I work very HARD to impress our members and build our tribe. So we rely on our commissioned designers to understand our commitment and, somehow, translate it to a kit that will turn heads and help us build pages we love.
I’ve never one to be afraid to try something new, especially when I comes to digital scrapbooking. After all, the “undo” command is my best friend. After drooling over the lovely “artsy”-type layouts in the gallery and after a bit of experimenting on my own, I’ve come up with a simple formula that represents my “artsy” style.
I love creating linear, grid style layouts. Be that as it may, it’s easy to change a grid style layout into a grungier, more organic, artsy style layout. For my example I am using a page I created last week. When I started my page I created a simple block layout to showcase a set of 6 photos. When I was done, you can certainly still see the base grid design, but I had a more distressed, artsy style page. Below you will see the simple grid base template I initially created set beside my page as it appeared when I was done with it:
Scrapaneers is talking about Art Journaling this month. Oh, you think you can’t do that? You think it’s a little intimidating? Well, it doesn’t have to be. Really, what could be more free-form. There are no “rules” to Art Journaling; you are free to include photos or not; embellishments, or not; words, or not. And today, I’m going to share a little of my thought process for creating what might be considered a bit of a hybrid Art Journal page and a few tips to help you get started.
I’m taking a chance here and admitting that I love books even more than I love digi scrapping. My childhood was filled with all sorts of books and my mom instilled in me the wonderful habit of reading before bedtime. I still can’t get into sleep mode without spending time reading–although nowadays I read most my books in an electronic format. To keep my voracious book habit in check I’ve turned to seeking bargains.
Hi again! Peer LisaCP back to share one of my favorite ways of starting a layout. I love using templates. They can help me to get started, give placement guidance, and frankly, speed things up (most of the time). Some of you may feel like you are cheating if you use a template, but I particularly love using them when I have a little time to scrap, a set of photos (or just one) picked out, but end up staring at a blank page and wondering where do I start?
Are you a single- or double-page layout scrapper? I am mostly a single-page girl, but I do like double-page layouts every once in a while for things like vacation albums, or when I have a lot of pictures from a single event and I just can’t narrow it down to a few. They can seem a little intimidating, though, can’t they? I mean, it’s a whole 24″ x 12″ space to fill! As we continue this month’s blog series and share our favorite tips and techniques with you, what I wanted to show you today is extending patterned papers across the full 24″ spread – and making the pattern appear seamless. It’s easier than you might think!
I hope everyone enjoyed the Scrapaneers Birthday Celebrations last week! The gallery is bursting with all of the fabulous challenge pages that were submitted. If you haven’t had a chance to view all all the gorgeousness, you should definitely stop by. We will be continuing with the Scrapaneers educational theme this month on the blog and bringing you some of our favorite tips and tutorials to jazz up your digital creations. I have a quick and easy trick today about altering kit alphas to coordinate with your page. Ready to get started? Then come on in and join me . . .
We’re so excited to celebrate three years of Scrapaneers with you. Not just for the cake & ice cream and other yummies but because your enthusiasm, your love of learning and your creativity inspire us! So for this challenge, we want to inspire you with goodness from the gallery of Suzanner, last year’s winner.