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October 25, 2011

Layout Tips: Lesson 4

Welcome back to the last little lesson (actually it's a tiny lesson today) in our Layout Tips series. I hope you've learned a little something from them.

Be sure to check out Layout Tips: Lesson 1, Layout Tips: Lesson 2, & Layout Tips: Lesson 3, if you haven't already.

Today I'm just going to share with you a few final tips from my CT that should help you with your digital scrapbook pages.

Tiff: I'm pretty picky with text spacing - the line spacing, especially when it is on top of journaling lines. And I tend to space my lines further apart, especially for handwritten fonts. So in my character window, I play with the leading value until I get it right. And I'll often type in values that are not listed in the pull down menu.


I have a tutorial here on my blog that shows you how to use a text path & at the end of the video it will show you how to change the spacing. I also have another tutorial here that will show you hot to use a text box. Both of these tutorials have freebies to go along with them in case you want to play around with them.

Here are some examples of Tiff's perfect text spacing. Right on the line (perfect!) & I just LOVE her journaling. Something she will definitely not want to forget.
Fun with Opacity Masks by Scrapping with Liz
Paper, clouds (recolored) and alpha (recolored) from Innovative by One Little Bird
Flower (recolored) & epoxy buttons from Conversation Piece no. 4 by One Little Bird & Paislee Press
Lines brush from Conversation Piece no. 5 by One Little Bird & Paislee Press

Template Freeway Map 16 by Roadside Designs
Painted Layers by Scrapping with Liz
Everyday Life #2 by Gina Marie Huff and Cinzia Designs

Jenn: I always journal... something. Whether it be the date or who, but I know my memory won't last forever, and instead of future generations guessing who is in the picture, I include that info!

Now it's my turn. Since Jenn & Tiff are talking about journaling I think I'll go ahead & put in my two cents. I'm with Jenn. I always put a date somewhere on my page. I try to include some journaling to remember the who, what & where. I think as a scrapbooker those are some things we definitely want to remember. A page doesn't always HAVE to have journaling. Not to sound cliché but sometimes a picture can speak a thousand words. But like Jenn said our memory isn't going to last forever and we do want our future generations to know who is in the picture or where & what might be going on.

So remember, it's not always about making your page look the best but it's about preserving those memories.

Now, before I leave you I want to make sure you know about my monthly template challenge going on over at Scrap Orchard. I have a monthly template challenge that is posted in the forum each month. It's usually posted right around the 24th of the month & it's up for 1 month. So it's time for the October challenge.  Here'st this months template.

All you have to do is go grab the template & you can play along! Just hop on over to the forum to get it. And lookie there, there's even a journaling spot for you to practice some journaling!




 


2 comments:

Craft said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [26 Oct 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Craft said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [27 Oct 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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