e-Magazines - Issue 14 (Sep 2008) (Public)
Monday, 01 September 2008 04:00

Inspirational layouts from readers across the country for you to scraplift and inspire your own creativity.

Celebration by Shelley Lessing

Celebration by Shelley Lessing
Shelly scrapbooked her daughter celebrating her 5th birthday. She captured a special moment shared with friends. A single sepia photo is offset against a blue background consisting of two different patterned papers and cardstock. To create flow and movement on her layout she used a combination of flowers, buttons and ribbon. The embellishments adds texture and dimention to an otherwhise plain layout.
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics. Patterned paper by Dream Street. Flowers by Making Memories & Prima. Rub-ons & buttons by Making Memories. Other: Lettering, brads & ribbon.

Jump for Joy by France Roberts (Page 1)
Jump for Joy by France Roberts (Page 2)

Jump for Joy by France Roberts
France created this fun layout about her brother. It depicts him in a fun and relaxed mood just enjoying the little moments of everyday life. Her journaling sums up this page perfectly, to enjoy each moment and making the most of it because you never know what is going to happen. Her slanted title, brightly coloured cardstock and the comical family rub-ons add to this informal look of the layout.
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics. Patterned paper by MME. Tag & Rub-ons by 7Gypsies. Other: Lettering, brads & ribbon.

Circles of love by Lara Hanna (Page 1)
Circles of love by Lara Hanna (Page 2)

Circles of love by Lara Hanna
With this layout Lara proves that with lots of talent and designing skills you can create a stunning layout without using loads of embellishments and patterned papers. She combined three colours of cardstock with black and white photos and lots of brads. Her title and circle design compliments each other perfectly with repetition of the punched holes and brads.
Cardstock by Bazzill Basics. Brads by Making Memories. Other: Hole punch, Spotted paper & chipboard letters.

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A boy and his dog by Kathi Chapman (Page 1)
A boy and his dog by Kathi Chapman (Page 2)

A boy and his dog by Kathi Chapman
Kathi used a range of themed patterned paper and embellishments to create this fun and brightly coloured layout. Elements from a sheet of glitter embossed patterned paper was cut out to use as embellishments throughout. Plain black chipboard letters was spruced up by adding a layer of glitter to them. She combined black and white photos with coloured photos beautifully for a fresh unique look.
Cardstock by Worldwin. Patterned paper by K&Co. Diamond swirls by Prima. Other: Lettering, dog bone clips & ribbon.

Halloween by Jo McDonald (Page 1)
Halloween by Jo McDonald (Page 2)

Halloween by Jo McDonald
This layout is perfect to use all those scraps of patterned papers hidden in your stash. Jo create a fun design in oranges, greens and black for her Halloween layout. The layout was designed by Jowilna Nolte and inspired by Gina Warne. As with all good scrappers, Jo changed her layout slightly to suit her photos and theme making it her own. Scraplifting layouts from great designers like Gina is wonderful to inspire new designs and creativity.
Layout inspired by Gina Warne. Cardstock by Bazzill Basics. Patterned paper by Heidi Grace, 7Gypsies, Junkitz, Fancy Pants & Making Memories. Cardstock accents by Heidi Grace. Other: Brads & ribbon.

Tips & Tricks
  • Use chipboard letters to make your own lettering. Trace and cut them out of matching paper and cardstock.
  • Use different sized hole punches like small, medium and large together on a layout for visual impact.
  • Combine black & white and sepia photos with your coloured photos for a nice touch of the unexpected.
  • Combine off-cut strips of patterned paper together to form a rainbow of colour or a monochromatic look.

This article is an online reproduction of page 42-46 of imagine e-magazine issue 14 (September 2008) as released by Studio J Media. The original magazine can be ordered on digital compact disc directly from them on their website. Information shared in this article is deemed correct at the time the original magazine was released and may have become outdated or products referred to unavailable. For the sake of reference the publish date of this online article on our site is the date the original publication was released and times are for internal sorting purposes only.