Thursday, August 11, 2011

it's my favourite time of year....

And no I don't mean that it's only 26 days til school starts! (although I AM happy about that)

I'm talking CHA arrivals!!! It means boxes and boxes of goodies and samples for me to make!
I spent today working with Simple Stories and Karen Foster.

For those of you not familiar with Simple Stories I suggest you get to know them better LOL. Their scrapbooking 'system' is so smart and easy to work with. Their papers work beautifully with divided page protectors but can be used for traditional layouts as well.

It's My Party

Baby Steps

How adorable are these little owls?

Karen Foster has a more traditional approach to scrapbooking with very themed collections.


Love the stacked titles and map so you can pinpoint your travels.


This is only the beginning of many, many samples from the new arrivals. Be sure to stop in and check them out in the store or online

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

Friendzy Friday ~ titles

When I create a page I am constantly thinking of what the title will be. Sometimes the title comes first and I design the page around it. Other times I create a page and then add the title. Whatever the order it's often a challenge to come up with a title that has impact.

A title can come from your jounalling

It can describe a feeling

or the person in the photo

Diecuts make SUPER simple titles

Where you place your title is also very important to the overall design so move it around the page to see where it sits nicely. I will often have my title touching a photo so it appears grounded. When a title 'floats' it can appear a bit lost.

A big trend in scrapbooking right now is to have a title made of different fonts. Mixing stickers, chipboard and diecuts makes for a unique title.

Here are a few great sites to find scrapbooking titles:

or you can simply type scrapbook titles into your search bar.