A New Style for a New Year: Whimsical

by Joannie McBride

Scrapbook a whimsical Style

Give yourself permission to switch up your scrapbooking style this year with the ideas we're presenting in a year-long series of articles featured in Creating Keepsakes magazine. Try scrapbooking with a whimsical look. To get started, check out Joey Manwarren's Classy scrapbooking style, followed by her take on a whimsical layout. She's included some of the challenges she faced, and offers some solutions on how to successfully scrapbook a layout using a whimsical approach.

 

Joey's Natural Style

Scrapbook layout

"Saturday" by Joey Manwarren, as seen in the 2010 July/August issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.

 

The Challenge: Design a page using a whimsical style.

Scrapbook layout

You are My Sunshine by Joey Manwarren. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Patterned paper: Erin Ink and Lynn Grieveson; Clouds, trees, greenery, bird, and large flower: Mindy Terasawa; Ribbon: Nancy Kubo; Yellow flower and pink dots: Kellie Mize; Frames and staples: Katie Pertiet; Swirl: Anna Aspnes; Fonts: Amelie and American Typewriter.

 

Q. What were you afraid to try with this style and why?

A. I was afraid to try a less orderly style. My personality usually requires a neat and organized layout. I found that, once I got over my initial reservations, I enjoyed creating something that was more sporadic and not so rigid.

 

Q. How did this new style help you tell your story?

A. This new style helped me to better communicate my story because it coordinated with the theme of my layout. My subject matter and story were lighthearted, so it was appropriate to scrap in a whimsical style.

 

Try a Whimsical Style

Go whimsical by drawing on one or more of the following ideas:

 

* Create a scene on your background

* Use playful fonts

* Choose fanciful products

 

To see more ideas for swapping up your scrapbook style, pick up the January 2011 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, on sale now.

 

 

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A New Style For A New Year: Artsy

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