Friday, 25 April 2014

Number 1

By Debbie Hodge - Scrapbook Coach Class on a shelf

Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Tuesday, 22 April 2014


imagine by Fran freebie

Precious Blossoms

on a shelf

I have this layout featured on the Get It Scrapped blog today:

Stefanie Semple says, “I  made this layout for my best friend. It shows her daughter’s birthday celebrations and her absolute fascination with her cake.”
“I used three strips of three different patterned papers to visually support my series of photos. I used different sized photos  to create a visual hierarchy  (in other words, to give some photos more importance than others).”

Thursday, 17 April 2014


Delightful Details

Template is by Debbie Hodge, from Get It Scrapped In the Band lesson 1.

Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Retro motifs

This article from the Get It Scrapped blog:

Stefanie Semple says, “For many years my Father faithfully phoned me at 5pm on the first Saturday of every month from Germany to South Africa. This page records that tradition.”
“The old telephone motif reminds me of the land line phones we had back in the day that these phone calls were made. I used a soft light blending mode to blend a phone motif into the green background paper. The crocheted telephone and the phone motif are from Pink Reptile Designs’ Chatterbox Elements available at the Lilypad.”

Stefanie Semple says, “Here, I reflected on the ways social media and cell phones have changed how we hear the news.”
“I used the typewriter as a foundational element in my title cluster, adding deep shadowing to it for a chipboard look. It ties into my old fashioned values and the old fashioned journaling font. The type-print patterned paper represents my inability to switch off the noise that overwhelms me at times. The clusters all contain  inky brushwork or splatters, another nod to the older inky news methods.”

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Wanna bet?

There has never been a better time to join Debbie Hodge's Masterful Scrapbook Design. As we celebrate the site's growth through six amazing years it just gets better and better.

Debbie has recently created and uploaded a templates and sketches area free to members. 
I played with this template designed by Amy Kingsford, based on a layout created by Doris Sander in the Blocks and Grids Design lesson of August 2013. I really feel that this is one further step in me finding my groove after having taken the Style is Leverage class.

I have realized that I like grids and blocks, I like using templates as a part of my process. I prefer using just one kit because keeping track to credit isn't fun for me. I love making fun titles and see them as a hook (or newspaper headline) to grab people's attention into the layout so they will read my journaling.

Supplies: Template by Amy Kingsford, Kit is Little Boy and Little Tomboy mini by Kristen Aargard, brown strip stitching by Chelle's creations, Patty Knox Absolutely acrylic alpha, coffee or tea alpha by Lliella Designs.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

In a band lesson 1

 Here is the first layout created with Debbie Hodge's Scrapbook Coach Class in a band lesson 1.


Plant your story

Sara Gleason has a plant your story challenge running with free downloads you can get here

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

On using yellow and purple

I am not wild about yellow, or orange or green. So it was a push for me to pair yellow and purple together for a high impact, high contrast look. You can read more about how the Get It Scrapped Team used this colour combination, here.

 Supplies: Stylin’ by Stefanie Semple. Supplies: One Little Bird : Still life (kit) and Shadow Styles; Valorie Wibbens and Karla Dudley Collaboration : the good stuff (kit); Charmbox Studios Resize for web action. “Stylin” font is Pea Mily Mix from Kevin and Amanda.

Tuesday, 8 April 2014