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Three Products to Help You Harmonize Your Pages

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When I was a girl I fell in love.

I was coloring a page with ocean waters in my coloring book. Instead of using one blue for the sea, I decided to try a mix of blue with aqua. That successful experiment taught me the power of harmonious color schemes. It taught me my favorite way to use color. I’ve been in love with this kind of color palette ever since.

Two kinds of color variety that will harmonize your pages:

  1. Monochromatic: a mix of lighter and darker or warmer and cooler versions of the same color.
  2. Analogous: a mix of two or three colors that are next to each other on the color wheel.

Here are 3 delicious products I’ve been using lately because they give me a perfect amount of subtle color changes, creating a harmonious feeling of movement and flow…

1. A Product to Harmonize Your Title

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Amy Tangerine’s Transparent Letter Stickers from the Yes, Please Collection: Each color comes in two tones, and the transparent quality helps them to blend with your background better, too.

How to use it to get harmony: Use both the light and the dark version within your title, like I did with light letters for “Monsoon” and dark letters for “Season.”

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Don’t mix it up though, meaning don’t mix light and dark every other letter, or with light popping up sporadically between dark letters. For the flowing harmonious movement we’re talking about, you want the color changes to graduate subtly. Start with one version of the color for part of the way, then finish with the other version.

2. A Product to Harmonize Your Patterns and Embellishments

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Amy Tangerine’s entire Rise and Shine Collection: The collection as a whole has lots of different colors around the wheel, but within that collection are patterned papers that wrote the harmonious color schemes playbook with their mixes of tones or analogous hues. And then there is the Transparent Sticker sheet that is my favorite collection of stickers of all time. The image in the link does not show the vibrancy of color that it actually is. You can see it a little more by the doodled “sunset” I added between “AZ” and “Monsoon” in the layout image above.

How to use it: For a super harmonious layout, pick from the papers an analogous color scheme of 2-3 colors as your dominant palette. Then if you want, just add touches of an accent color that is from somewhere else on the color wheel.

And don’t forget the epoxy stickers, one of which I used below…

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…which brings us to the most amazing ink pads ever.

3. A Product to Harmonize Your Stamping

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Ombre Ink Pads by Hero Arts: These gorgeous ombre inks blend analogous colors for you!

They come in Mint to Green, Red to Ruby, Pink to Red, Butter to Orange, Pool to Navy, Grey to Black, and Lime to Forest Green.

I’m just waiting for them to come up with Orchid to Purple. Oh, hey…I just came up with it for them! Wouldn’t that be a gorgeous addition to these harmonious beauties?

How to use it: Be sure to rotate your stamp a little as you pounce it into the ink so you the different colors blend. Otherwise you’ll have a line between each one.

You can see the Butter to Orange in the sun rays above (I added a bit of Scattered Straw yellow to the bottom) and on this cute fox below, with just a little bit of line between the yellow and yellow-orange. Oops, don’t forget to rotate that stamp sightly as you pounce!

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And now you have one key to creating harmony on your layouts!

Get Even More Harmonious

There are other ways to get harmony and unity in your pages. I’m doing a whole class presentation on this called, “Scrapbookers, Unite!” at the upcoming True Scrap event, hosted by Lain Ehmann. For the next few days you can get a $120 discount off the sales price. Here’s how:

Use coupon code: FALLFUN

SIGN UP NOW before the code expires and the early bird registration discount go away!

Click here for all the info you need about True Scrap, including a description of my class and the other classes you’ll get to attend!

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It’s Not Like the “Olden Days.”

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Remember when you got together with your scrapbooking girlfriends?

When’s the last time that’s happened?

I know there are a lucky few of you who still do it, but for most scrapbookers around here, the online community is where we find our scrapbooking friends.

That’s why we have True Scrap — to bring us all together at a fun, online scrapbooking party with classes, chatting, and prizes!

And I can save you $120 for a short time.

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I’m just here to give you a sneak peek for now with the images above and below.

There is a lot more info on the True Scrap page. Head over to learn more by clicking this link.

I’ll be back soon to share more about the class I’ll be giving at the event.

But don’t forget to jump on that savings before the coupon code expires and the early bird registration flies away! CLICK HERE.

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PRT261 – So Many Colors

This week we’re going behind the scenes of designing scrapbooking products…

The Panelists

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Where’s This Week’s Roundtable, You Ask?

Hey there! At the time of our recording this week, one of our two panelists had a family emergency.

Do not panic — all is well, thank goodness!

But we had to push the show back and record today. And since next week’s show was not solid, we decided to do something different and release today’s show this coming Monday.

That way it will cover both weeks.

I know, two shows in two weeks is better than one show in two weeks, but just wait. It’s a good show. It has Shimelle Lain and Amy Tangerine, so I think you’ll enjoy it!

I know I did!

Thank you for your patience. :)

Shine On,
Love,-Noell

Create Layout Designs From Scraps – Paperclipping 272

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Would you sometimes love to scrapbook mindlessly?

No thinking, just doing?

Well, I can’t promise NO thinking, but I can suggest a way to do very little of it for the ultimate in scrapbooking relaxation.

It also involves using your scraps, so this method will give you more use out of your favorite papers, in addition to a cushier, more self-replenishing scrap experience.

Imagine sitting down and simply pulling from the top of a pile of scraps to create beautiful layers with lots of different patterns and colors you love…which sums up this method that I want to share with you today.

I demonstrated it twice with two scrapbook pages in today’s new Paperclipping video. You’ll get all the different tips you need to build a layout from scraps with very little taxing of the brain for ideas.

The video is waiting for you in the Member’s Area and on iTunes.

If you’re not a member, please click here to see how easy it is to get started!
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PRT260 – A Form of Self Care

This week we’re talking about scrapbooking when you have a full-time job…

The Panelists

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Inside an Album – Paperclipping 271

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What if your scrapbooks could create an experience?

For you. For someone else. For anyone looking through the pages?

I used to resist scrapbooking with a color scheme for a whole album — always looking for variety and freedom in everything. That’s now changed.

I’ve come to feel that with a hint (or more) of a whole story and bit of design unity inside our albums, the entire experience of viewing them can be greater than the sum of individual, randomly designed layouts.

Maybe you have these questions, though…

  1. What about the fact that photos come in a variety of colors?
  2. Don’t you get bored having the same colors?
  3. What do you do about layouts you already made before choosing a color scheme?

Let me show you inside one of my own albums and see if those still seem like barriers. You’ll see that some of these problems are not the beasts they seem, and you’ll get lots of tips for how to fix the ones that are.

It’s all in the newest video for Paperclipping members.

CLICK HERE to learn about the Paperclipping Membership!

Shine On,
Love,-Noell

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PRT259 – Look for the Light

This week we’re talking about photographing everyday life…

The Panelists

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PRT258 – The Pen is Patient

This week we’re talking about journaling using a letter-style…

The Panelists

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Repetition Do’s and Don’ts – Paperclipping 270

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Want to master a design principle?

Repetition is one of the key ways to creating a feeling of harmony in your layouts. But there are some things to watch for.

In the newest video tutorial of Paperclipping I shared some Do’s and Don’ts for how to use repetition in several different ways without making the page monotonous.

I shared two older pages — one that demonstrated a “Don’t,” and another that is definitely a “Do,” as well as a good example of how to fix the problem of the first page.

Then I assembled two more pages, working with those Do’s and Don’ts of repetition until my pages had a feeling of harmony.

See the sneak peek above?

Does it feel harmonious to you?

See how to do it in this newest episode of Paperclipping!

Note: You must be a Paperclipping Member to watch this video.

CLICK HERE to learn about our membership. =)