Out of Ideas? I Have Some!

Oh, the joy of scrapbooking!  The more you do it, the more creative ideas just pop into mind.  For example, I was driving my kids to school the other day and almost missed the exit because I was daydreaming about my next scrapbooking project.

It is great stuff, but I realize that some of you might be out of ideas for designs.  The internet is chalked full of inspiration, and I want to share some of mine.  Feel free to use any of my ideas for use in your next project!

The most important part about scrapbooking is telling your story.  What do the pictures mean to you and how can you make them come to life with design?  These are all excellent questions to ask yourself when thinking about scrapbooking ideas.

Think outside of the box!  Embellishing your scrapbook is an excellent way to add character and life.  If you can glue it to the paper, you can put it in your scrapbook!  Here are some great ideas from some of my favorite scrapbooking divas:

Clusters:

Cluster embellishments is when you gather several items together in one spot.  Here is an example by Paula Gilarde.

credit: http://paulagilarde.com/Wordpress/2009/11/going-green/

credit: http://paulagilarde.com/Wordpress/2009/11/going-green/

Corners:

The corners of your photos are a great place to add a little bling or zing!  Check out this example from Dina Wakley:

credit: http://dinastamps.typepad.com/ponderings/2010/06/hambly-is-so-versatile.html

credit: http://dinastamps.typepad.com/ponderings/2010/06/hambly-is-so-versatile.html

Series:

One way to accomplish scrapbooking design bliss is by using a straight line of one decorative item in a series.  Here is a great idea from Debbie Hodge:

credit: http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=133223&ppuser=2264

credit: http://www.designerdigitals.com/digital-scrapbooking/ideas/showphoto.php?photo=133223&ppuser=2264

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These are only a few ideas with many more out there!  Don’t be afraid to try new things and remember my scrapbooking 101 post, don’t paste/tape until you are sure you know the layout you want!  Until next time friends…




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