Creative Team Layouts | Berry Sweet Collection

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I’m here with another round of creative team layouts. Oh my!… and this kit is so gorgeous! I think there’s something about the colors that attract my eyes.

If you find yourself with a creative block or if you want to see how you can use products you bought, here’s your first stop for some scrapping inspiration.

Today, I’m sharing a collection of layouts made with Berry Sweet Collection that includes Full Kit, Flowers, Artsy Papers, Ombré Papers, Alphas, Wordbits, Word Arts, Special Papers, Masks & Paints and  Stickers.

When the collection is big, I also offer the specialty bundles: Essentials Bundle and Artsy Bundle.

That’s not all. How could it be even better? Yes, gimme templates. The Berry Sweet Collection also includes four packs of incredible templates: Pack 1, Pack 2, Pack 3 and Pack 4.

 

Of course, I am also sharing my thoughts and takeaways on each layout. I hope you also get inspired to scrap your photos and memories.

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I will open with my own page. I love pages full of flower clusters, so I chose one of the templates that has lots of them. I also love layers of patterned paper, so this template just called to me. What I like the most about this page is that I used only one photo for the three photo spots, I treated its colors to fit the kit and then turned the cropped ones into B&W. A good tip here is flipping the cropped shots to direct the eye to the center of the page.

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Sacha also used one of the templates from the collection. I love how the browns and the blue from the jeans in her photo match the kit. The combination of ombré and artsy papers for the background makes it so interesting. I love how she added a word art to a block of paper and made it look like a filler card. She’s a cutie, isn’t she?

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Francine is now using the Project Life App on her cell phone and I love how she’s able to use my designs on it. Pocket pages with weekly stories are so cool. I like how she added bits and pieces and word arts to the cards spots, creating her own designs.

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Heidi chose to go minimalist with a template from The Little Things 4. How cool this is! What a great picture she has and I love how she framed it a way that we cannot take our eyes off of it. Those big flowers and paint splatter give a great touch, too. Using an embossed paper for the background makes it looks so interesting.

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Heidi scrapped another page and she chose one of my favorite templates from the collection. I love the flower clusters, remember? *grin I like how she made her photos so vibrant, they pop from all that is going on. She also added a word art to a block of paper and made her own filler card. Everything is so beautiful about this page.

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I love to see people changing the templates to fit their needs. Look how fabulous this looks. This cute little baby makes it all even more beautiful. I like the straight visual line she created with the photos and the word art in the middle.

kellie

Kellie brought a smile to my face when she showed me this page. I love how she used parts of the pattern to frame the photos. What about the cut outs she created from the pattern?! She blew me away. Love it!

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This page by Rabecca is also so incredibly beautiful. I love that she used a combination of dark and light patterned papers for the curves and an ombré paper for the background. I also like how the colors in her photos match the colors of the kit.

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Okay, I admit I would never have imagined that this kit would look so masculine before seeing this page by Alane. How cute is this?! He’s so adorable. I love how she only used the blues, greens and creams for this one… I love how she tagged the photos Clown and Sweet and what can I say about the journaling? You know I love seeing stories being told in scrapbook pages.

That’s it. I hope you loved this as much as I did. Berry Sweet was created for the February Buffet Event, so it is being offered at a special price through February 28.

Don’t miss the special Buffet Price and order now.
When the month is over, they will be full priced.

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Creative Team Layouts | You’re Rad!

Hello, there!

I’m here with another round of creative team layouts. If you find yourself with a creative block or if you want to see how you can use products you bought, here’s your first stop for some scrapping inspiration.

Today, I’m sharing a collection of layouts made with You’re Rad! Collection that includes Full Kit, Flowers, Artsy Papers, Ombré Papers and  Stickers.

 

Of course, I am also sharing my thoughts and takeaways on each one. I hope you also get inspired to scrap your photos and memories.

alanna

Alanna scrapped this cute page with a templates from The Little Things 6 and I love how she added fewer flowers and more brushes. For a boyish look, using the neutrals with a bit of color was a great choice.

rabecca

Rabecca used a template from The Little Things 3 and I love how she changed it to fit her needs. She chose a B&W photo and it’s a perfect fit for the artsy paper she chose for the background because it is full of things to see and her photo doesn’t get lost that way.

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Heidi rocked my world with this layout. Love the picture and how it pops from all the elements and papers and artsy paper of the background, there’s so much going on here, but her photo is clean enough to not get lost. The wordart sticker was perfect for the photo. Love the layers of papers and elements, too.

sacha

I love those photos! They seem to have been taken by a professional in a studio and its good to make them the focus of the layout. I like the way this page reminds me a traditional paper page because of the classic placement of everything. I like that she didn’t add too many elements and let her photos be the star. I’m curious about her journaling, it’s sad I can’t read it. LOL

heidi

Heidi made another beautiful layout. I love the ombré background, they always add interest without the need of adding other things to capture the eyes’ attention. I love how she created the triangle shape with the title, the word art sticker and the banner, can you see it? This is a great design technique I love using.

kellie

Another page that reminds me a traditional paper page due to the way Kellie divided the page and used a large photo. I love patterned paper as background and using the arrows border to connect the patterns was a great touch. I like how the report card pops from the page because it is the focus, the photo is a complement. This is a great thing to celebrate, great choice of story to tell.

jennifer

Jennifer blew my mind!! Love those photos full of colors and how she made the page looks masculine with the blacks and blues. The vellum over the artsy paper was perfect to make the photos pop. This page makes me smile.

em

Em always does a great job with filling her page with lots of interesting things and still have the focus on the photo. I like that she chose a lighter paper as background so all the colors and the photo standout.

I love how Lynn captures her family everyday life with pocket pages every week. Click the images to enlarge them . What can I say, she always adds interest with small accents and word bits. Love that!

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November Journaling Challenge

Scrapbooking is about keeping our memories, recording our family stories forever for ourselves and generations to come. Photos are an important part of the memory keeping process, of course…  but I don’t think the saying “a photo is worth a thousand words” applies to scrapbooking. There are incredible photos and they can tell us a lot about the person, place or event, but it doesn’t tell all.

The importance of journaling in scrapbook pages

I remember many times when our entire family sat in granny’s living room with boxes of albums and started looking at old photos. When I say family I mean family members and relatives, we are a big family and we used to gather together very often). We laughed, got emotional, remembered people, trips and places… Every new photo was followed by a speech by someone who was there and lived that, sometimes more than one because not everyone remembers everything and sometimes information and facts get lost.

Nowadays, our entire family doesn’t gather together that often and our stories are spread and incomplete around the social media. I cannot remember the last time we did a session of browsing boxes of old photos. Even when we are all together celebrating something, we no longer have those photo browsing sessions because it’s getting harder and harder to see photos printed, they are in computers, cell phones, cloud servers and hard drives.

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That’s why I think journaling is as important as photographs when it comes to recording our family memories. I like adding journaling to my pages, at least basic information as who, where and when. I usually write much more than that. My scrapbook pages are my perspective of life, they include my thoughts and feelings about the facts, stories, people, places… they are written by me.

That being said… It’s not a surprise that I chose to host the journaling challenge at Gingerscraps community. Every month, I post a new idea to inspire scrappers to write in their scrapbook pages. Some ideas come with lots of prompts, some are easier than others, some are very common, others make the participants think out of the box. I try to write ideas that inspire me to scrap and hope that others feel inspired, too. It’s been more than two years, and I am happy to see how many people have joined me to scrap their memories.

November Prompts

The November journaling challenge is posted and I invite you to scrap with me. Here’s an excerpt of it. We’re heading to the end of 2016 and that reminded me of a project I started some years ago. I scrap a page about me at the age I am, every year. My birthday is in February, it means I’m only 3 months from turning 36 and I totally forgot to scrap it this year. November is the best time of the year to express gratitude, right?! As my journaling has all to do with being grateful, I chose this project as our prompt this month.

Here’s my layout: Click here to read the journaling and see details.

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In the challenge post you will find prompts to help you get started. Visit the forum now to see it.

To make this layout, I used Bounty of Blessings Kit and a template from JDoubleU 9 Templates pack.

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Creative Team Inspiration: Bounty of Blessings Kit

Friday is a good day to get inspired for a future scrapping time, right? Weekends are great for photographing moments with the family and also scrapping the photos and stories you’ve been wanting to tell. If you find yourself in a creative block or if you want to see how you can use products you bought. Here’s your first stop for some Friday inspiration.

Today, I’m sharing a collection of layouts made with Bounty of Blessings Kit and a few of my thoughts and takeaways on each one. I hope you also get inspired to scrap this weekend.

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I like how Biancka leaves plenty of white space in her pages. Placing everything in the edge gives so much interest to the page. A good design rule is not centering your focal point, when you take it anywhere off the center, it becomes much more interesting. This rule also works for photos.

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Heidi caught my attention with this page. Layouts with large photos are always so awesome. I think the small framed photo of the cabin made it even more special because you have two perspectives of the same place. So clever.

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Heidi made the best background choice to go with all the colors of the patterned papers. The patterned papers worked perfectly to make her photo stand out because her photo is very light. Every scrapbooker should know how to balance the light on their photos. We don’t need to be experts on photo treatment, but fixing light/shadows is a great way to make our photos better.

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I’m crazy about cluttered layouts. I know this style doesn’t get much of scrappers’ attention, but I love when there’s so much to see that I could spend an hour looking at every detail. Okay, I know I’m exaggerating here… one hour is too much for a page, but I could spend an entire hour in a gallery for sure. hehe What I think is very cool about Claudia’s layout is that she added 3 clusters of flowers – odd numbers are always more interesting – and they are placed in a triangle shape which is another great design rule.

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It’s a very good start that Kristen’s photos have colors that match the kit, it makes the scrapping much easier. As she chose a dark paper for the background, her choice of flowers and leaves were perfect, because they are not too dark and it creates a good contrast.

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Em used an ombre paper for her background, you can never go wrong with them, they add an interesting touch to the page. The main colors she chose match some colors in her photo what gives the page a great look. She also created a great balance by adding bits and pieces at the right and the left side of the page.

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I love Jerilie’s family photos, they’re always dressed in the same colors or shades and that makes the page stand out. I like how she chose the aqua and yellow to go with the photos and added small accents, making the photos her focal point.

Throw Back Thursday Special

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Throw Back Thursday: Bounty of Blessings

Hello, Thursday! The day to remember something from our past. This project is a good excuse to catch up with the photos and stories I wanna scrap and add to our family albums. As I said in the previous post, I want to scrap more. I have lots of old layouts that were not saved in print quality so I started re-doing them and saving to print (I just started… there are lots waiting to be done), besides that I haven’t scrapped our memories lately. (When I say lately, I’m talking about the last couple of years! Shocking, huh?)

As I designed Life Pages templates recently, I was dying to use them, that was my starting point. Then, I randomly browsed my photo folders and found photos from a day we visited a friend and his daughter, we really enjoyed that day.

This is how the double-page looks. pl2015-01_w1ab

I scrapped these pages with Bounty of Blessings kit because I thought the combination of oranges, reds and earth colors would make all photos pop because they are full of green and nature. Besides that, the kit has some wooden elements that match perfectly.

Bounty of Blessings kit is all about giving thanks and I used its card and some word bits to showcase how grateful we were for being in nature. Yes, we love nature so much! If you pay attention to the pictures, you’re gonna see there’s a picture of an ant carrying a piece of popcorn. I couldn’t resist photographing it when I saw a piece of popcorn moving. (*giggle)

Here’s a close up of the single pages.
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I loved using the templates. I’ve been wanting to make pocket pages for years, but I used to get stuck by the design. Some months ago, I started scrapping our memories from 2006 and it was not easy, but I did scrap about 2 or 3 double pages. However, using the template this time was so much easier.

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Bounty of Blessings is our Throw Back Thursday Kit this time. It was designed in 2015 for The Digi Files and is still one of my faves. I love its colors and all the wooden elements. You can save on your purchase of Bounty of Blessings through next Wednesday using the coupon code below.
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