Did you know that there are rules to follow when making a scrapbook page or design in general? Maybe you have heard some: the rule of thirds. Three textures. Three colors. Three papers. Group embellishments in threes and fives. Create sections in halves. Maintain balance…Blah Blah Blah the list goes on…Google it if you don’t believe me. There are actual E-classes to teach you how to scrapbook following the rules.
I say to hell with it. Throw caution to the wind. Forget the rules. Do whatever you like, however you like and who cares if someone else doesn’t like it. I am not a rule follower. I enjoy breaking the rules. I enjoy marching to the beat of a different drummer, thinking outside the box, being a rebel, and all of the other clichés that I have been described with. So what. I am a happier person this way. And my pages still kick ass.
For these scrapbook pages I intentionally used patterns and colors that don’t go together. I put as many pictures as I felt like. I didn’t make them different sizes. I laminated everything. And (GASP) I didn’t even use acid free tape. God forbid!
In this first page “The Things You Say” I used Cricut Cartridge Boys Will Be Boys for the die cut lettering, arrows and dots, and Plantin Schoolbook for the frames. For the font, I downloaded Carnivalee Freakshow from California Fonts, added stroke, bevel and inner glow in Photoshop.
Other Supplies I used are Rangers Glossy Accents (a lot of it!), Tim Holtz by Ranger stamp pad in Old Paper, and all of the cardstock is by various collections of My Minds Eye. By far my favorite brand. I also used Martha Stewart’s fine glitter and, of course, Photoshop Elements 10 (still the best hundred bucks I’ve ever spent).
In this SeaWorld page, I didn’t even use a title or journal….nothing. It pretty much speaks for itself. I used the paper bags I got from the gift shop and it was kind of awesome that the two I got were different. I laminated them, made pockets and put probably 30 pics in each pocket. GASP. I don’t care…who goes to SeaWorld and not take hundreds of pictures?
Again, I used various papers by My Minds Eye. The embellishments are from Glitz Design, MME, Basic Grey and Kimemories, taken apart, mixed and matched and remastered. Most of which I got in a grab box from Pick Your Plum. The laminator I use is by Scotch brand. You can pick up a pretty nifty one at Wal-Mart for 25 bucks.
Have an awesome time breaking the rules, going with the flow, whatever floats your boat….
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