Patterning and Spacing in Your Scrapbooks
How can you arrange your scrapbook page to best show off your
mementos and embellishments? You can place everything in the
center of your page, place a single focus item in the center, or
divide the page into sections adding items to each section. You
may also choose to lay the items out in a standard recipe or
Shapes also make interesting placement patterns. Common shapes
include circles, squares, hearts, and stars. However, you can
also place items in object patterns such as mountains, trains, or
The shape you choose for your scrapbook will depend entirely
on your theme. For instance, a logical shape for a wedding or
Valentines Day scrapbook is a heart. A nice shape for a Christmas
scrapbook is a Christmas tree. You might make a cake pattern for
you niece the pastry cook. Let your imagination and creativity be
Various ready made patterning templates are available on the
Spacing is a difficult matter. There is a fine line between
having a balanced scrapbook page and a gaudy mess. If items are
too closely spaced your reader will feel overwhelmed. If your
items are spaced to far apart your viewer will feel short
Look at your page.
Close your eyes.
Open them again.
Does your page look cluttered?
Does your page have more photographs than background?
Are your embellishments drawing the focus away from your
Then, you need to simplify your page a bit and increase the
spacing between objects. Remember you can always add more
Is your page bare?
Is your page uninteresting and colorless?
Then, think about adding some more mementos and colorful
embellishments. In this way, you can decrease the spacing between
objects making your page more energetic.
Mia LaCron is the founder of 101-scrapbooking-tidbits.info -
- devoted to helping individuals record, store, and preserve
their most cherished memories via the art of scrapbooking.
MORE RESOURCES updated Wed. September / 19 / 2018
This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news
2018 Maui Fair Rural Life: Hobbies & Crafts ExhibitMaui NowThe Hobbies and Crafts Exhibit at the 96th Maui Fair is accepting entries for craft projects. Everyone is invited to participate and show their wares. Applications, rules and regulations, judging criteria and categories to enter are available online ...
Bubbler Artist-in-Residence Open StudioMadison.comStop into the Bubbler Room to meet the Bubbler's artist-in-residence Jacki Whisenant and learn more about Jacki and why she is wild about the wild things in this world! Draw with her or take on your own interpretation of creatures real and unreal with ...
Ancient Earthworks Society Series -- Petroforms with Diane FoxMadison.comJoin your AES colleagues and guests at 10:30 AM on Saturday, September 15 at the South Madison Library as researcher Diane Fox introduces us to petroforms (arranged and altered rocks) — an aspect of Wisconsin's ancient record that is both poorly ...
Banner and Card Making for Confetti Foundation!Madison.comDid you hear the news? We recently started working with The Confetti Foundation, a national non-profit who provides birthday boxes to hospitalized kids! Their mission really resonated with us (after all, confetti and celebrating ARE built right into ...
Fall Porch Pot Make and TakeMadison.comFall is such a special time of the year here in Wisconsin. From the crisp fall air to the vibrant colored leaves that adorn our trees, fall truly is magical! Why not bring some of that fall magic home with you. We invite you to join us for our Fall ...
Alicia Ashman Darn Yarn GroupMadison.comAlicia Ashman Library hosts this club for crocheters, knitters, and other fiber-crafters. This group meets twice a month, on first and third Wednesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the library. It's a great place to meet with other crafters, learn about ...
New York Times
Finding Gear for Teens to Try Out HobbiesNew York Times... testing beginner-friendly equipment and supplies for pursuing hobbies. There's a whole world of hobbies, and here we've focused on entry-level and budget-friendly gear for some popular categories: learning to play a musical instrument, arts and ...
Urban youth spend free time online, not outsideLivemintSports and fitness activities still rank higher than hobbies such as arts and crafts or playing musical instruments when it comes to spending free time. Meanwhile, investors seem to be betting big on India's fitness and preventive healthcare industry ...
Related Hobbies - Crafts articles:
Robotic Vacuum Cleaners:
Perfect for Cleaning Pool Tables
A friend of mine bought a robotic vaccum cleaner as a gag.
It's actually pretty fun to watch it semi randomly roaming
around the room.
Making Hemp Jewelry Is
Fun and Easy
Making our ideas come to life and creating them with our
own hands is a great source of satisfaction for many of us.
Handicrafts such as making hemp jewelry have been and
continue to be very popular among both hobbyists and
would-be entrepreneurs alike.
Patterning and Spacing
in Your Scrapbooks
How can you arrange your scrapbook page to best show off
your mementos and embellishments? You can place everything
in the center of your page, place a single focus item in
the center, or divide the page into sections adding items
to each section. You may also choose to lay the items out
in a standard recipe or calendar layout.
Airbrushing Does Not
Have to be All Disappointment, Heartache, and Bloody Hard
A smart, but irritating man once told me that Airbrushing
did not have to be all blood, sweat and tears. If only I
had someone guiding me back in those hard, frustrating and
sick in the stomach days of airbrushing, I wouldn't have
wasted all that time and money!So here you are.
Baby Boomers Need
Creative Practical Hobbies
"Well how are you really enjoying your retirement?" I asked
out of interest, "it was great to start with" he said, but
lately, I've just become kind of lost..
Do You Really Know What
Recently, I had the opportunity to attend a popular gift
show in my local area. My purpose in attending this gift
show was to scope out my competition and the quality of
their soy candles compared to what I offer.
Denim is a twill weave and runs diagonally and any diagonal
weave is difficult to control, whether you are attempting
construction sewing or machine embroidery. Twills are
designed to give the wearer ultimate wearing comfort by the
natural "give" it has.
Handmade Quilts are Made
with Love and Make Great Family Heirlooms!
Today's handmade quilts are more like a work of art than a
bed cover. With all the wonderfully artistic quilt patterns
available to quilters today, we are beginning to see some
absolutely breathtaking quilts glowing with character and
This can be as simple & basic Or advanced &
professional.There are many books, booklets, pamphlets,
reprints, even articles describing how to assemble a simple
article cut from a basic design which is purchased as a kit
from a supplier.
With candle making, there are hardly any limits. You can
replicate lots of things with your creativity.
Woodworking Tools: Right
Selection And Care Will Save You Money, Part 6
Woodworking: Tools Of The Trade, Part 6 - Finishing
Equipment. A civilization's maturity and intelligence is
judged, in part, by the diversity and sophistication of its
tools. When it comes to woodworking, the human race is
From Clutter To
Treasure: Re-use and Not Reject!
Make use of clutter to decorate your home! Sounds strange?
Believe me its possible! While moving into my new house, I
had to get rid of a lot of old pots, torn clothes, cracked
dishes and chipped china. At my wit's end trying to figure
a way out of the mess, it struck me that I could actually
use a lot of these to make decorative accents for my new
Create A Gift Basket For
A Dog Lover!
The choice of what gift to give your family and friends can
often be a difficult one. One of the best gifts that you
can give is a gift basket.
Origami Instructions -
The birthplace of origami is still a mystery. Paper was
developed in China in the first century A.
Should You Start A Direct Sales Scrapbooking Business Just
Have you ever thought about signing on with a scrapbooking
direct sales company, just to get the discount on your own
supplies? It can be a great way to get your own product at
a discount and meet other scrapbookers, but it's also
important to read the fine print. Here are seven of the
most important factors to consider:1.
Sewing A Button On By
I have so many people come into my shop saying something
like - I can't even sew on a button. How sad it is that a
whole generation has lost out on learning how to do just
the basic skills of sewing.
Gold Jewelry Hallmarking
We should be familiar with the BASIC hallmarks mentioned on
the website. It might pay you to read them again, just to
bring you up to speed and ensure you have grasped the
Popularity of Cigar Smoking
The practice of cigar smoking has been on the rise in the
How to Make Your Own
Soap Favors for Weddings and Baby Showers
Want to make soap as a gift for your party guests? Here are
some simple tips for making soap gifts and favors:1. There
are literally hundreds of different ingredients that can be
used for soap making.
How Could Your Hobby be
the Key to Financial Success?
Virtually everyone has the knowledge they need to make a
fortune. Everyone has an interest, hobby or has knowledge
about a particular subject.