Debbie Hodge joins me to chat about her journey from paper to digi, how she put together a class that takes you beyond the rule of thirds and helps you tap into what the experts do to create pages that look stunning and tell the stories of your life.
One thing I like about Debbie, apart from her radio voice and sparkling personality, is that she not just teaches, but also scrapbooks - prolifically. The combination of her love of design, research and practical skills in scrapbooking make her classes a worthwhile investment.
We talk about everything: short stories, paper scrapping, frugal husbands, some of behind the scenes of managing websites and more.
Settle in with a cup of tea and take a listen
More about Tension, Story, Focus and Flow
You’ve read about design principles, and you’re using your knowledge of them to make your pages, and, still, you feel like you could make better pages.
You’re adding repetitions with variety, you have a focal point, everything is visually balanced, and, yet, your pages don’t feel remarkable.
Is there more? Are there rules no one’s telling you about?
There is more
Indeed, there are touches that matter, touches that aren’t obvious once they’ve been done and yet a problem when they’re not done.
There are choices skilled designers make with an almost subconscious understanding of what will dazzle the eye and deliver a story that satisfies.
“Tension, Story, Focus and Flow” builds on your basic knowledge of visual design principles, to give you these advanced approaches for taking your designs to the next level.
Save 30% on Tension, Story, Focus & Flow until April 20
For the next two weeks you can save $14.40 on the class fee, using code: tsffmshanhun
- Simply head to the Tension Story, Focus and Flow sales page
- Click add to Cart
- Enter tsffmshanhun into the discount code area
Win a bonus class & your money back!
Everyone who purchases with the coupon code tsffmshanhun will be entered to win a bonus class: Building Pages.
Building Pages has received rave reviews since it launched.
Have you ever wished there was a formula you could use to make awesome (and original) scrapbook pages quickly?
Would you like to understand why certain page designs work and how to make those kinds of pages yourself? Without sketches? Would you just like to broaden your style or jumpstart your mojo?
Here are 12 approaches to designing great scrapbook pages. These are approaches I wish I’d had defined for me several years ago when I’d grown a tired of using sketches and was wondering how I could take my page designs to the next level. Back then, I spent a lot of time studying layout design, magazines, and online galleries. I spent a lot of time practicing and trying new things.
In Building Pages, you not only learn about 12 “starters” (or approaches to the page) but you understand the design underpinnings and implications of each. You see multiple directions in which you could go with each approach.
Here’s how Building Pages works. As soon as you register, you’ll receive download links for the following:
- 12 lessons all in one (140-page) indexed pdf. Starter diagrams and page sketches are repeated in appendices for easy reference.
- 23 page sketches with 23 layered templates for use in Photoshop Elements or CS. Twelve of these sketches/templates are only available in this class, while variations of the additional 11 sketches have been shared in the Get It Scrapped forums over the last two years.
- 12 video lessons to accompany each written lesson. The videos are in mpeg4 format and may be viewed in your web browser or downloaded and saved to your computer for viewing in Quicktime on macs and pcs.
- NOTE: This class is for both digital and paper scrapbookers. Additionally, we focus on the square (12″x12″) canvas.
You'll also get a refund of your course fee for Tension, Story, Focus & Flow!
What we talked about
- Debbie's book Get It Scrapped!
- Tension, Story, Focus & Flow
- Scrapbooking Critique Group (only a few spots left!)
- Debbie on the Paperclipping Roundtable
- Office Hours at Masterful Scrapbook Design
I reworks the photo positions, recoloured the paper and reduced the number of colours in the layout. Thanks to Debbie, Anna Aspnes and the office hours attendees. What do you think?
More from Debbie
Debbie Hodge's passion is showing you how to organize your memories and photos to make great-looking scrapbook pages that tell awesome (and meaningful!) stories. In addition to writing most of the articles here at Get It Scrapped, Debbie is the owner of Masterful Scrapbook Design where she develops and edits the monthly lessons and interviews.
Debbie is the author of Get It Scrapped! published by F+W Media. She was a contributing editor to Memory Makers Magazine, and her scrapbook pages and articles have appeared in scrapbook magazines that include: BHG Scrapbooks Etc., Memory Makers Magazine, Simple Scrapbooks, Creating Keepsakes, Scrapbook Trends, and Scrapbook Answers.
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