Day 3 Class: Compass & Navigation

by Camp Counselor Lori Anderson

 

Select related elements and group/overlap them

Just like every tree in the forest, elements on a scrapbook page should not stand alone. Have you ever seen one lonely tree standing all alone while you've been on a hike? Probably not. Have you ever happened upon a palm tree and a pine tree standing next to each other? Again, probably not. The point we are making is that you should select items that relate to each other (or the story you are trying to tell) when creating a layout. Notice how Cindy Tobey overlapped her photo with her adorable handmade flowers and added a cute bee with swirls to reinforce her design? Clever!

 

Bees Knees by Cindy Tobey

Thanks for taking this fun journey with us! Remember, as scrappers we can often find ourselves uninspired, stuck-in-a-rut, or plain old exhausted by having to come up with yet another design idea for a page. Ali Edwards has some wonderful tips here on how to break out of a creative rut. Check out her ideas and keep creating. We love to see the treasures you make and share!

 

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Design ideas
I always have a problem with balance to a page, I will keep these ideas in mind as I progress to the next LO
Tuesday Tutorial
This is such an awesome tutorial. I've spent so much time putting pics into a word document and then trying to get them the same size by going back and forth checking sizes of all the pics. This will save me sooooo much time. TY very much. :)
I love this LO
the colors, the photos!! very inspiring!
these layouts.. such fun ideas..and I really need to start scrapping... spending too much time eating smores!! rofl
Awesome!
Loved reading all the super fun ideas. Will be using at least one of them on my lo!! :)
Thank you!
This was a nice reminder and a great break from my work!
Appreciate the technique reminders...
Mou's vibrant colors and groupings were so creative and I plan to scraplift!!!
Awesome layout ideas!
These layout ideas are great!!! I have a mini sewing machine, I am definitely going to use it!!!
still laughing...
Cathy Zilske's outtakes were so funny! Worth the watching. :)
Love Flowers
These are 2 cute! Thanks for the tips.
Lollipop Flowers
Thank you Lori!!!
You can make the flowers by hand-cutting fabric and layering it, or try these adorable lollipop flowers from Prima http://prima.typepad.com/prima/2008/10/lollipop-love.html
Cute, Cute
Flowers, love them...
The Handmade Flowers - Instructions?
How do you make the hand made flowers???? Circle templates or dies????
Great tools!
No scrap camper should be without these great tips. Thanks! Now to find my next lo destination....
These...
are great tips!! Thank you very much!! You got me INSPIRED!!!

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