Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Get (Fire)Crackin' on 4th of July Layouts...

Hope everyone had a 4th of July filled with family, food, friends, fun, and fireworks!!! Now that the holiday is over, it's time to get fired up working on documenting all of those memories. Well, if you need some inspiration just turn to the June/July issue of Scraps of Color E-zine! Totally inspiring! Well, I spent some time flipping through the magazine this weekend and had so many ideas spark from the sketches, tutorials, 4th of July layouts and free digi downloads! For this layout I started with Tiare's sketch featured on page 8 and rocketed off with ideas from the 4th of July layouts featured on page 42, used the digi download provided by Camille on page 19, and (as if that were not enough inspiration) also tried out making felt brads with glue dot technique on page 21!

Have you started documenting your 4th of July already? I challenge you to go back and look through the SOC e-zine and create a project using several of the points of inspiration featured! Trust me, there is no shortage of inspiration there!

Oh, in case you have not printed out your digital pictures yet, don't let that prevent you from getting crackin' on your layouts. When I'm inspired, but haven't printed out my photos I go ahead and make the layout without the photos. Then I photograph my layout, upload it, and open it with Photoshop. From there I upload photos from my camera that I may want to use on the layout. It's great beacause I can drag and drop various photos onto my layout and get a visual idea of how the photos will look when I actually print them off and put them on the physical layout! So, don't let lack of printed photos keep you from blasting off into scrapbooking those 4th of July memories right now!


  1. Get out of town with that tip on playing with your photos/layouts in Photoshop!! Very creative! And I love the layout -- really focuses on the story and photo. Nice job!

  2. Great take on the sketch and love how you used so many elements & techniques form the magazine! Great photo tip too.



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