Saturday Simple Scrapbook Ideas is a weekly feature sharing a layout and scrapbooking page ideas. Today I’m going to focus on some scrapbook page design ideas.
Journaling Reads: Valentine’s Day we went to Shreveport. Not because it was Valentine’s Day but rather there was an afternoon hockey game. Valentine’s Day is like any other day to us mainly because our Anniversary is so close to Feb 14th. So, it wasn’t to be a romantic day. Before the game we ate at Hooter’s and watched the Nascar Race. During the game, Cody checked on the race which was delayed twice for a Pothole. (Insert “I’m a pothole” accent.) After the Shreveport win, everyone gathered in front of the TV to watch the final laps. You didn’t realize how many people until the place erupted as it looked like Dale Jr might win at Daytona. The feeling of hearing everyone watching the same thing in the corridors of the arena was so cool- united as Hockey fans and Nascar fans. If you ask me, it was a perfect Valentine’s Day.
Supplies: Papers Tricia Curtis April Flowers (Polka Dot Plum), Paislee Press (OScraps), Ashalee Wallee (OScraps), Template Cathy Zielske (Designer Digitals), Heart Shape (Shabby Princess, Paper placed over it)
Yesterday, I shared some anniversary scrapbook ideas knowing some of you will be celebrating Valentine’s Day. I’m guessing most of you will at least exchange a card. Not around here. Valentine’s Day is really just another day to us- except that restaurants often have longer lines. That’s how I ended up eating at Hooter’s on Valentine’s day that year. For us, that year, it was all about going to see some hockey- fights & hits & goals. There’s nothing quite like minor league hockey. (And man, I miss having a team just an 1 1/2 hours away. Why did the Mudbugs leave?)
Simple Scrapbook Ideas: Scrapbook Page Design Ideas
- This page groups the elements on the page together and gives lots of “white space” for the eye to rest. Don’t feel like you have to cover the entire page.
- The “Remember This” repeated across the bottom leads the eye across the page.
- One of the elements/supplies I use most often is things that “hold” things down to the page.
- If you’re using a digital template or sketch and don’t have enough pictures, you can always fill picture areas with patterned paper or yardstick and embellishments that relate to the story.
- One element of design is contrast. In this case, it’s built into the story and I played on that. If you know me, you know that I’m not one to put anything on the page that doesn’t befit the story. I cringe when I’m doing a layout and some asks if I should try to put a flower on it- because most of my pages are just not flowery stories. But in this case, the sports themed pictures are contrasted with a heart- the contrast of sports on Valentine’s day.
If you missed them, I’ve shared love related scrapbook ideas and pages throughout this past week: True Love/True Life layouts for couples, appreciating love through our pages, & Anniversary Scrapbook Ideas.