Saturday, October 22, 2016

Scrapping from A to Z with Kathryn Estry

Hi!  I'm Kathryn Estry, a designer here at MyMemories, and I'm starting my second round of episodes, From A to Z.  My goal is to give you a new idea with each letter so that you'll never be at a loss as to what to scrap or how to make your pages look amazing. Luckily for me, I have a brilliant Creative Team, and the inspiration layouts I use in this series were made by the talented ladies on my team. 

I'm hoping you'll see some things in my A to Z Blog Series that you want to try!  If you do take any of these ideas and run with them, I'd love to see your layouts!  Please post them in the MyMemories forum in this month's A to Z Challenge thread HERE. Everyone who posts a layout in my challenge thread this month will receive a surprise gift!

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What should you do with all of those elements?  Make clusters!  It's really easier than it looks.  Just let your elements overlap each other, moving them around until you have a shape you like with just enough elements in it to be interesting but not overwhelming.  It often works well to have some softer elements such as curled ribbons or leaves peeking out from the cluster and traveling a bit on your page.  Here are some examples my CT made with clusters.  Now keep in mind that most of my page kits have coordinating clusters in the store.  Just look for other products showing under the page kit, and I'll bet you'll find some clusters all made up for you.  Thanks to Kabra for these wonderful pages with clusters! 

In these first two pages, made with Daisy Mae and The Fam, Kabra has clustered embellishments to dress up the frames.  

There's no frame in this one, but the cluster really sets off the photo!  She used Something Wicked.

A little cluster up in the corner was just the thing to finish this cute page created by Kabra with my Wheels Collection.

So, consider clustering your elements the next time you make a scrapped page.  You'll be a pro at it in no time!  Again, I invite you to visit my forum challenge, Scrapping with Kathryn from A to Z.  :)

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