Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Well as Ames said almost that time of the month - we cant wait to see more of Ames journalling kit. Here are some more sneak peaks this time the Kats Kits and sketches for Feb. February's kits are sure to please - Kathryn just keeps making them better - you will not be dissapointed so get in early and snap them up.

Monday, January 26, 2009

February Kreative Team Kit Sneak Peek...

Happy Australia Day!

It's only a week until we enter February, which means it's time for a February kit sneak peek...

Get your pens poised, ladies, February's kit is all about journalling.

If you find journalling daunting, there will be journalling prompts, hints, tips and ideas to help you record your special memories.

And as usual, the kit is packed with value.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

One of my favourite (and hence, most used) design elements in scrapbooking is the visual triangle. What is a visual triangle, you ask? A visual triangle is an arrangement of 3 repetitions (could be a particular embellishment such as a button or brad, colour or shape) in a triangle on the layout. The idea is that the repetition leads your eye around the layout, allowing your eye to “rest” on different areas of the page, while drawing it to the centre of the triangle. Most often, your triangle will be around the photo/s, drawing your eye to the main photo focal point, but this is not always the case.

Let's look at a few examples I found in the gallery...

On my “Must Be Love” layout, I have created a visual triangle with the yellow circles. I have placed it in such a way that it leads the eye from the title to the photos, to the journalling.

Kris has created a visual triangle on her beautiful “Family” layout with the black embellishments clusters and title.

The green circles in Maryanne's “Proud of You” layout creates a triangle drawing attention to the photo, but also the title.

The sky blue embellishments on Natallie's “City Limits” layout creates a close visual triangle, bringing the focus on the lovely central photo.

Mel has actually got two visual triangles going on her “Just One Hand” layout, all leading the eye to her gorgeous photos. One is the cluster of flowers; can you pick the other?

I can't wait to see you use visual triangles on your layouts. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask them in the comments.

Hope you enjoyed the first installment of The Tenth Tute. Tune every month on the tenth for more great design tutes from Kreative Team Members.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Looking forward...

Happy New Year! Trust you and yours have a great year ahead.

There's a lot to be excited about here at The Scrappin Kats. The Kreative Team Members have been busy brainstorming on new ventures and challenges to come in 2009.

You've already heard about the 2009 Month in Review monthly kit. What a fantastic idea! It will be so great to look back this time next year and see all of 2009 documented.

Starting this month, some of the Kreative Team Members will be taking turns in producing a monthly design tutorial called "The Tenth Tute", covering different page design elements and how to make them work for your layouts. Tune in to the blog on the 10th for the first installment, looking at visual triangles.

There's plenty more in store for 2009, but I can't go reveal it all in one post... it's going to be a happy, scrappy year!