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Archive | May 13, 2013

Using Color Palettes to Inspire Your Layouts – Part Two

Welcome to part two in my series of articles about using color palettes to help you create scrapbook pages. In part one, we talked about how color palettes can help you make product selections. Today, I wanted to show how color palettes and the accompanying photos to help you make design decisions.

We all come at the design process from different points of view. Many people start with photos and select supplies that match. Others may get the creative juices flowing by opening up a new set of supplies. But what about something entirely different?

I am a big advocate of shaking up the process and approaching a scrapbook layout in a different way. I am a process driven scrapbooker so I understand that it can be easier to just keep doing what works instead of trying something new.  But from my own personal experience, I know that approaching the process in a different way can help you stretch your creative muscle.

Today, I wanted to try something a little bit different. I’m going to use color palettes not only to help me make color choices, but I’m also going to use the photo to inspire the design or starting point for some layouts in progress.

Three color palettes, three different layout designs

1. The rule of thirds

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This image made me think of the rule of thirds. In the photo above, the bottom two thirds of the photo is in monochromatic shades, while approximately one third down from the top is a splash of contrasting color. I think this composition could result in a dynamic layout design. Continue Reading →

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Cards | Thank You

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Do you need some quick thank you cards?  Well, here is all that you need:

  • Some washi tape
  • Card bases for  3 1/2  x 4 7/8 cards
  • Pieces of 4×5 coordinating card stock
  • White card stock pieces measuring approximately 4×5 ea
  • A sentiment stamp
  • Sequins Continue Reading →
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Exclusive | Teresa Collins To Partner With Craftwell

Craftwell announced today exclusive to Scrapbook Update that they are partnering with Teresa Collins Designs on an exclusive signature collection of design products for their eCraft and eBosser machines.

“We are extremely pleased to partner with Teresa Collins and offer her exclusive collections of designs to users of eBosser and eCraft machines,” said Craftwell’s CEO, David Tse. “Craftwell products have generated significant excitement in the hobby market by virtue of their ease of use and flexibility, and we believe Teresa Collins’ outstanding designs will further enhance the creative experience for our customers.”

Teresa explained why she chose to partner with Craftwell: “In order to expand our line and showcase our designs, we wanted to partner with a strong technology company that could provide a broad range of innovations. We selected Craftwell as they have demonstrated their ability to develop products that revolutionize the industry.” Continue Reading →

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