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Digital Trends | Wood Textures

Wooden and woodgrain textures have been a big trend in the paper scrapping world for quite a while. And they are now hitting the digital world in a big way. I found a large selection at almost every digital store I looked at this week. Let’s go take a look at some of the newest ones I’ve found!

The Lilypad

At The Lilypad, Lynne-Marie has released a full alphabet set, including uppercase and lowercase letters as well as a number set, all in a rich and natural tree texture. Also at The Lilypad, Allison Pennington’s new paper pack includes a beautiful, glossy woodgrain pattern.

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Gallery Highlights | 3.15.2013

Welcome to another edition of gallery highlights! This week’s projects are wonderful examples of how color can be used to accent photos and to create a mood. I’ve found layouts and some stunning cards that all just make me smile. 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.

Lucky by AmberR

Look what I found just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! Although I have to confess that I’ve been a huge fan of Amber’s designs for years now, this particular layout is now one of my absolute favorites. She layered photos, journaling cards and her journaling diagonally across the page and added in adorable and themed elements along every photo and card. She used brushes and stamps and swirls under the collage to add depth and texture to the layout and then splashes of contrasting color in just the perfect amount. What a stunning layout!

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Pinterest Inspiration | Scarf & Pendant

I usually browse Pinterest in the evenings and I almost always come away with more pins than I can count that I want to base a layout (and this article) on. But this week, inspiration seemed to fail me. And when it came time to write this article, I didn’t have any pins that I really wanted to use. So I turned my process around and started with a photo that I wanted to use. It’s a difficult photo to scrapbook because it has a busy background and is a somewhat blurry cell phone photo. I started searching Pinterest based on colors in my photo – browns and creams. And when I saw this scarf below, I immediately had an idea.

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Gallery Highlights | 3.10.2013

Welcome to another edition of gallery highlights! This week’s layouts are wonderful examples of how to use  texture and soft colors on a layout in a way that really highlights the focal photo. 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.

That Boy by Momma_Paparazzi

Michelle used a dark background for the base of her layout, layered on top of patterned paper. Over the dark cardstock, she layered more patterned paper, tags, doilies and buttons. The soft colors of her smaller layers bring both light and attention to her photo. This layout is filled with so much texture and so many fun layers – they all work together to showcase this most adorable photo.

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Pattie Knox | In Memoriam

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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 →

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