The ABCs of Simple Scrapbooking is a 26 episode video series. In each episode, I’ll explore one fundamental idea of stress-free memory keeping.

X is for Xeroxed

Somewhere along the way, we all got the idea that originality is essential. In this video, I’ll dispel this myth and explain why you should be a copycat at least some of the time.

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I would love to hear your voice in this conversation. Do you have scrapbooking ‘recipes’ you follow? Do you regularly scraplift yourself?

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  1. Carol

    I very much love your videos. having recently been introduced to you through Melissa’s digi-scrapbooking site.

    When you say in this video look for a specific idea to try, I believe you would mean things like visual triangle, emphasize a ‘line’, etc.

    – Do you have any ‘specific’ resource that defines how scrappers can improve by understanding basic design principles? – i.e. like Debbie Hodges and Noell Hyman who give 5 layouts or so, demonstrating the same technique,

    • Jennifer Wilson

      Thanks Carol.

      I meant more looking at galleries and finding entire layouts or parts of layouts that you want to replicate. That is essentially how I taught myself to scrapbook. Over time I would start to mentally break it down – is it the photo placement, the layering, the way items are clustered etc. that I like and what can I teach myself about design from that.

      To be fair I had a million years of art classes in school, so a lot of the design part comes easier to me — which is why I don’t teach it. I recommend Debbie’s Masterful Scrapbook Design magazine for learning more. Noell’s videos are also good for sharing practical examples. I can’t think of other resources I would recommend more.



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