Grunge Scrapbook Page

By | March 21, 2016

Today, I have a scrapbook page to share that I created with My Memories Suite software.  I’m continuing to work on Shannon’s school scrapbook.  Obviously, I’m going out of order since these are recent photos.  (I tend to do that a lot.)  But, I figure as long as I get something done, I’m working in the right direction.  I like to complete pages as inspiration hits me.

My friend Beth Rush (who was a fellow designer for MDS Monday with me) told me about a great sale that’s going on at the Lilypad.  So, I checked it out and they had some really beautiful watercolor and paint digital downloads that I thought worked great with these grungy photos.

Shannon School Days-022

The Lilypad downloads I used included Just Jaimee Paint, Just Jaimee Painted Words, and Kim Jensen Watercolor Summer (the background paper).  Then, I added some good old MDS downloads, including Downtown Grunge, Watercolor Winter, Mis-Stitched, and Delightful Digital Tape.

You could create a similar look with the Awesomely Artistic DSP that’s available during Sale-A-Bration, as well as the Timeless Textures and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets.

When I’m scrapbooking, I like to start with the photos and build the page around the colors and style of the photos.  Because these photos were very casual, with the bricks and grungy jeans, I decided to use casual elements to match, like tape, mis-stitched sewing, painted words, and faded stamps.  I also chose colors that would compliment the photos, but not draw the eye away.  Therefore, I used the color picker tool on My Memories Suite to match the stamp colors to the colors in the bricks.

The best thing about scrapbooking is that you can never mess up.  It’s always unique and totally about what you like.

Come back tomorrow for my newsletter about Stampin’ Up! specials and some exciting news about next month’s Paper Pumpkin kit.

Tami Hewlett

6 thoughts on “Grunge Scrapbook Page

  1. Tami Hewlett

    Hi Barb, thanks for all your kind comments. I have had others ask me about the downloads, so what I’ll do is write up some instructions and leave you a link. I’ll try to do it by sometime tomorrow. The quick answer is that you have to physically move the extracted downloaded folder into the proper area in your MMS Components Folder. It’s not like MDS, where a routine automatically puts the download into the program for you. I’ll go through it in detail so you can easily follow, find the download when you get into MMS, and back it up. The good thing is once you understand this process, it works with all outside vendors, including downloads you might buy from MMS 🙂

    1. Barb

      Great that would be awesome. I’ll be on the lookout for it in a day or so. Thank you so much. Your directions are always very self explanatory too that even i can usually understand. Im not real good with technology and then if i dont use something in awhile i forget how to do it. Thanks again for all your help!

        1. Barb Cost

          Ok, thank you. I will give this a try. You do an excellent job of giving detail which is what I need. I will get back with you if I run in to any problems. Thanks again!!!

          1. Tami Hewlett Post author

            Barb, just in case you downloaded the March calendar page that I posted yesterday, I made a mistake! I accidentally forgot to update 3 of the 4 calendar days to March so they only show 28 days. I’m in the process of fixing a bunch of mine, and I didn’t want you to make the same mistake. The download is corrected on my blog now. I sincerely apologize.

  2. Barb Cost

    Tami – I have a question for you and hope you can answer it for me. You have always been very helpful to me in the past so that’s why I wanted to ask you this question. The question is: on the page you created above and bought from The Lilypad (which I bought some last night), when you download them, can you tell me the steps you do to download and get them in MMS and where they show up? I’m having some problems. I think I got it downloaded, but had trouble actually finding it in MMS. Any instructions would greatly be appreciated. Also wanted to comment that I have always enjoyed your calendars you do each year and thought I might try like you are doing this year by actually scrapbooking them. I love all of them that you do. Very good job!!! Love all your ideas!!


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