Dynamic Options

How many ways are there to design a scrapbook layout with the Dynamic Die Set? Do you have a favorite way to work with the Dynamic Die Set? I decided to play around with a few extra die pieces to …

Add Journaling with Specialty Dies

When working with specialty dies, those that have unique shapes and thin outlines, you need to consider where the journaling will go as you plan your page. Some of the shapes created using these specialty dies are perfect places to …

Red, White and Blue!

As summer approaches it’s time to try a few red, white and blue layouts for our patriotic holidays. We begin with Memorial Day in May, Flag Day in June, Independence Day in July and Labor Day brings up rear in …

Design Principles 4: Harmony & Unity

Harmony and unity go hand-in-hand in art. Harmony is a pleasing agreement of elements that share a common trait. This is done by repeating similar characteristics, like subjects, shapes or colors, on a layout. But harmony is not boring … …

Flowers as Fillers

Have you thought about using your photos of flowers as fillers in your scrapbook layouts? Whether flowers from a garden or a special bouquet, consider taking extra photos and I’m sure you will find ways to include them! Our flowers …

Get Spinning with Pinwheels

Pinwheel patterns are a scrapper’s dream layout. They include vertical and horizontal elements that spin around a center point. They have natural movement, encouraging your eye around the page. And they can easily be incorporated into a two-page layout by …

Matting Photos 10 Ways

Fireworks, parades, picnics and friends are all part of our Fourth of July celebrations. Here are five ideas to remember the fun on the Fourth … When you have a festive event to showcase, why not have a little fun …

Mirror Images

Mirror images are a quick way to do a double page layout. This is a Freestyle Pattern #189 (formerly known as  Puzzle pattern for this layout. What I like about this particular pattern is the two outside columns that frame the …

8 Ideas for Fabulous Spring Scrapbook Layouts

Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth, when the flowers emerge and everything gets green. Try a renew of your own with one of these fabulous ideas. Accent with Flowers “Spring in St. Louis” By Paije – Pattern #118 …

Try Bright Colors

Bright colors grab our attention and make us happy. But, when scrapbooking, they can easily overwhelm the focus of the scrapbook — the photos. Here are 10 layouts featuring bright colors, along with some tips on how to make them …

Create Dynamic Layouts

When you need to create a page that is incredibly amazing, reach for the Dynamic Die Set. This set of three dies, with a few layering pieces, packs a mighty punch. The collection invites you to create some amazing photo …

6 Ways to Go Chunky

Sometimes our photos call for bigger chunks. Instead of working with 1-inch squares, we can use 2-inch squares to create chunky mosaics. Check out these chunky creations … Using the Layering Colored Dies, you can incorporate multiple photos to create …

Design Principle 3: Focal Point

Perhaps the most important element of design is the focal point. This is the “bullseye” of your layout — the place where the eye goes first. It sets the tone and theme of your layout and has the most visual …

10 Designs for Big Photos

When you hear the word “mosaic,” you probably think of tiny pieces. But Mosaic Moments® can include pieces ranging from 1-inch square to 11 1/4 inches square — and everything in between. We need to use larger photos when people …

Steps to Get Out of the Box

Some of you have found that there are dies that require us to see beyond the Pattern Gallery to use them. Seeing examples of what can be created really helps us visualize their use and often sparks the imagination to …

Get Creative with Corners

Corner Tiles can, of course, be used to make photo corners or triangles on your layout. But you can also use them to create some pretty nifty graphical designs. Check out some of the possibilities below. “Pacific Coast” by Paije …

Six Colorful Card Ideas

I like simple, colorful designs. I also enjoy intricate puzzles with lots of options. The Grid Cards have 24 – 1” squares. Lots of possibilities! The spaces can be filled with multiple colored squares, triangles or circles. Grouped together we can get …

10 Ways to Cope By Scrapbooking

Article written by Candy Spiegel Did you know art can help you cope with stress, anxiety and depression? Multiple scientific studies have shown the link. They believe creativity causes our brains to release dopamine, a chemical that makes us happy. …