Happy Halloween! I’m excited to be sharing some layouts created with one of my all-time favourite doodle packs today, on Halloween of all days! You might already know that I am a big fan of everything magical, mystical and wizarding so my Wizardry doodles have a special place in my heart. Creative Team member Christa is also a fan of this set, at last count she had created over 20 layouts using this pack! (You might like to check out Christa’s gallery at The Lilypad for more wizarding inspiration!) Here are some magical layouts from the Creative Team, I hope they inspire you to get creative!
Creative Team Favourites
Digital scrapbooking layout ideas from the Kate Hadfield Designs Creative Team! Each month the team share their favourite scrapbook pages along with their favourite tips and tricks for creating meaningful and beautiful scrapbook layouts.
I’m sharing some more scrapbooking inspiration from the Creative Team today, this time with a back-to-school feel! My kids have been back in school for a month now and we’ve settled into our new school routine – my son started secondary school this year so that means earlier starts and lots more homework!
Here are some lovely new school themed pages from the team, I hope they inspire you to record some school memories, whether they are your kids’, your grandchildren’s or even tales from your own school days!
Following on from last month’s Team Favourites posts where I shared the Creative Team’s favourite layouts without photographs, this month we decided to showcase layouts with BIG photos! Large photographs can make a dramatic statement on a layout, you can frame them and make them the focal point of your page or you could use them as the background and layer other photos and elements over the top. You can also have fun with blending modes, layer styles and masks to create more artsy effects with those big pics!
Here’s what the Creative Team chose as their favourite big photo pages:
I love using big photos and making a “full” page. These photos were taken on a trip to Fiji and my son had so much fun being part of the dance group.
The entire right hand side of this page is actually a photo of a worksheet that my son brought home during his first week of kindergarten. I like it because the construction paper that his worksheet was mounted on sort of matches the papers I used in the layout, so that the digital and the physical are combined seamlessly. I also love my son’s silly expression in the photo!
This month I have asked the team to share their favourite photo-less scrapbook pages with me! Scrapbooking without photos can be intimidating, but it’s a fantastic way to tell stories that might otherwise be forgotten if you don’t have photographs to help record them. It’s also a fun way of creating a scene or a purely decorative piece of art (a piece of wall art for a child’s bedroom for example), for experimenting with your image editing software and trying new ideas, or for digging deeper and creating a meaningful digital art journal page. I hope that these pages from the Creative Team inspire you to tell your photo-less stories and get creative making digital art!
I love photoless pages. This is one of my recent favs. I like to balance the page out on both sides so I placed trees on the left side and then copied them and flipped them and placed them on the other side to match.
I love this one so much I’m thinking about printing it out and framing it to put on my wall! I smile every time I look at this because I love all these quotes + Kate’s doodles are the perfect accents and make you feel like you’re at the movies! There is no end to what you can do with Kate’s doodles!
I love making pages without photos, personally I really like those that tell a story using images only. This one is my favourite!
January was a busy month for scrappers over at The Lilypad with the launch of our 5th annual Month of Challenges (MOC) event! The MOC is a great way to kick start your creativity after the busy festive period with a new scrapbooking challenge or prompt posted every single day throughout the month. Even if you weren’t able to join in, you can still find all the challenges and lots of inspiration over in the MOC forum. Lots of my Creative Team members played along with the MOC, some doing all the challenges and some just dipping in and out throughout the month. When I asked the team to share some of their favourite recent pages for February’s Team Favourites many of them picked pages they had created for the MOC. Here’s what they came up with, I hope they inspire you!
“This is from part of our minicruise to Oslo. There were a lot of fun activities on the ship, and the kids really enjoyed it. This was their favorite part, a pirate-themed scavenger hunt.”
“This is my fav !!! It shows off my watercolour accomplishment. And it got me my 1st GSO in 2017!!!”
“I love this one because I managed to use so many different element packs AND because its about my eldest getting her first job.”
“My recent FAVORITE is my songbook project. I’m still gloriously proud of that. Lol! Here is a recent one I made for MOC challenge of a double spread. I really enjoyed picking which Christmas elements from the many, many choices in the shop! And, the kids had fun making these. It was just fun all the way around!”
“This is by far one my most recent favorites I made for MOC. I love how the page design came out, but more importantly it was the special memory of sharing this special song with my grandma!”
“This is a favorite page of mine as I finally got to meet in person Vivian Howard of “A Chef’s Life” at the book signing of her cookbook. We have been watching her show for 4 years now and have been to both of her restaurants in NC twice. Each time we went, I have first of all LOVED the food, but secondly I have met some of the people that appear on the show too. Just wonderful people, wonderful food, and it was a blast meeting “TV personalities” in person! Fun Times! This page shows that, further enhanced by the elements from Movie Night and the coordinating alpha Name in Lights.”
“I made this layout for MOC Day #20 (Perfectly Imperfect). I used the Super Duper element pack, and I really like how well the doodles ended up pairing with the template I used (Focal Point Templates 2 by Scrapping With Liz). It seemed like the two flying superhero elements were just perfectly designed to fit in all of the blank spaces between the photos. I did end up with some blank space in the background that I wanted to fill, but I was able to merge two of the building elements from the original element pack and then use the clone brush to create one larger building to fill in that space, so I was pretty proud of myself for that. Also, in the original photo series, my kids were moving around a lot on the playground, so their heads were tilted at all sorts of different angles, but I was actually able to use that to my advantage in this layout and create sort of a natural arch of movement around the page. I think it turned out really well! It’s a fun, colorful page that also tells the story I wanted to tell.”
“This layout I made with one of my favorite products from Kate, all these doodles are beautiful and I love the color palette of this kit!”
“What I love most about Kate’s doodles is the ability to tell a story with them! They are more than just decorations on the layout. I used the doodle pack “Under the Sea” for this layout, and I was able to create an entire ocean scene that puts my photo in context. And I can never resist Kate’s animals with happy faces!”
“I made this page with Bigger on the Inside doodles to commemorate and celebrate the bibliochair that my husband and daughter built almost a year ago, and how frequently she sits in it reading, always melts my heart, I love the doodles that come with Kate’s set, the quotes always make me smile.”
“In a day when “Happily Ever After” doesn’t necessarily have much “ever after,” it’s great to see the couples who stick together through everything. My aunt and uncle are one example of “ever after,” celebrating their 50th anniversary last October.”