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Posted 1/26/2013 by iLoveButtons in General Scrappin'


PeaNut 516,986
August 2011
Posts: 12
Layouts: 3
Loc: England, UK

Posted: 1/26/2013 2:02:17 PM
Hi all.
I'm a new scrapbooker and for the past year or so find i can only scrapbook and make nice layouts in blues! I'd really like to step away from this and get some more vibrant colors into my layouts. My problem is that a lot of the lines i have been looking at have very bold patterns, but i find it hard to go from such subtle solids and stripes etc, to these!
Can anyone recommend a good line that is vibrant but doesn't have too many bold designs?

"- Fall down Seven, Stand up Eight.-"


PeaNut 281,136
October 2006
Posts: 2,262
Layouts: 6
Loc: DFW, TX

Posted: 1/26/2013 2:07:55 PM
Well, the good news is that most papers have a more subtle 'B' side pattern, so if you don't like the one side, you might like the other! Amy Tangerine's Sketchbook line (on sale here at 2 Peas) has very vibrant colors - my very favorite line - and some really lovely 'B' sides. Her upcoming Yes, Please line looks awesome, too!

But nothing wrong with scrapping in blue. I have a very bold blue that I find myself turning to frequently. I'm just now learning how to incorporate softer colors into my layouts!

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PeaNut 70,644
February 2003
Posts: 19,346
Layouts: 785
Loc: Southern California

Posted: 1/26/2013 2:28:14 PM
I second using the B sides. What sort of topics do you scrap? I use a lot of blue too, in fact I am sure in several lines I have right now, and some I plan on getting soon, the blues will be the first ones used. I have a grandson, and also, for some reason when I am scrapping Christmas photos (of which I'm working on a lot right now), I tend to use blues as much as the traditional colors.


PeaNut 3,602
April 2000
Posts: 14,291
Layouts: 376
Loc: Massachusetts

Posted: 1/27/2013 8:29:15 AM
I too am a B side scrapper. I gravitate toward the clean and bright colors of Echo Park. I like that their patterns aren't huge and their color palettes mix and match across lines.

Maybe ease into your new style by adding some lime or orange or red to the blues you normally like?

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PeaNut 178,994
November 2004
Posts: 2,468
Layouts: 0

Posted: 1/27/2013 8:39:37 AM
If you are new to scrapping maybe you don't know about the videos here at two peas...especially Glitter Girl. I have learned so much from watching her & all the rest of the garden girls. Videos are in the upper right of your screen. Hover over it & find The Adventures of Glitter Girl...Hope this helps


PeaNut 453,004
January 2010
Posts: 383
Layouts: 42

Posted: 1/27/2013 8:41:17 AM
Another "B" sider chiming in here. I love the Bella Blvd line of papers. Their colors are rich and vibrant and the patterns are really beautiful and workable in all situations. I had their collection of Thanksgiving paper and didn't do one fall or Thanksgiving layout with them. The "b" sides of the papers made it easy to create lovely layouts with no theme.

this is a layout using "b" side Bella Blvd. papers

Except for the stripe paper it is all Bella Blvd.

I'm an old pea with a forgetful memory (can't remember old login info)....please cut me some slack LOL!!!
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