The scrapbooking world lost one of their best and most loved designers last week. Pattie Knox, a designer at Designer Digitals and a teacher at Creative Passion Classes, passed away after a very short illness. Pattie lived in Ohio with her husband, Tom, and her beloved yellow lab, Izzy. She and Tom had two children, Tiffany and David, which she described to me as their “two greatest designs.” And just eight months ago, in her words, “Dave and his beautiful wife Cindy blessed us with our first grandchildren in June — twins! Lincoln and Mylee! I’m totally in love with being a grandparent!” Pattie was only 59. Continue Reading →
Author Archive | Stephanie Vetne
When it comes to design, I am always drawn to clean lines and uncluttered layouts. When I stumbled upon these linens on Pinterest, I absolutely fell in love with them. Unfortunately, they are from the Netherlands so I probably won’t be purchasing them but I was inspired enough by them to make a scrapbook layout based on their colors and design.
Welcome to another edition of gallery highlights! This week’s layouts are wonderful examples of how to use pattern and color to add energy and movement to a design. Let’s go take a look and I hope you like them all as much as I do. Don’t forget – you can click on the links to visit the layouts in their galleries and view supply lists, leave a comment for the designer, or view the designer’s other work.
Meeting Young House Love by jesshunt
I love this first layout for so many reasons but primarily because it has such a happy feel to it. The photos show happy, smiling faces and the way Jess has gathered all of them in the middle of the page and then layered fun and bright colors around the edges adds a lot of energy to the page. The little wood veneer shapes and arrow epoxy bring energy and movement to the layout, too. What a great, fun-filled photo collage!
Many of the digital scrapbooking stores have monthly releases of Project Life-compatible journaling cards. I introduced some of them last month – Project Life Journaling Cards – and I wanted to bring you some more this week. There are so many that it would be impossible to stay caught up with all of them so I highly recommend that you spend some time looking around on your own but let’s go take a look at some of the newest ones I’ve found!
Two Peas in a Bucket
At Two Peas, Just Jaimee has two new releases including a set of soft and whimsical cards and a second set of cards with a vintage feel. Baers Garten Designs has also released a new set of journaling cards in soft shades of grey and pink. They are themed for February but versatile enough to use all year.
When I’m not scrapbooking, you can usually find me quilting or at least thinking about quilting. And I love looking through fabric swatches on Pinterest for inspiration. I fell in love with this fabric earlier this week and then also realized that the neutrals would work beautifully on a scrapbook layout as well.
Welcome to another edition of gallery highlights! This week’s layouts are all about using photo placement to build a solid design. All of these designers used classic, traditional designs but added something unique to each of them that truly make their layouts shine. I love every single one of these layouts and I can’t wait for you to see them. Let’s go take a look and I hope you like them all as much as I do. Don’t forget – you can click on the links to visit the layouts in their galleries and view supply lists, leave a comment for the designer, or view the designer’s other work.
Turning 4 by Kathleen Summers
Kathleen grouped her photos and embellishments in the middle of her page and then worked out towards the edges with stitching and stamping. I really love that a large portion of her collage is a mixed pattern of papers forming a sunburst pattern. It draws more attention to her focal photo and adds a lot of color and energy to the layout. It’s a beautiful layout made even better with a fantastic design.