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Guest Designer: Kathryn Krieger

When I first saw the Fancy Pants Designs Be You collection, I knew I wanted to use it to scrapbook this series of photos for my sister. These pictures are from the New Zealand leg of a three month backpacking trip she took through South East Asia. I thought the powerful message of the Be You collection would be perfect to showcase her memories from a time when she felt like she could go anywhere and be anything she wanted. This series of layouts is now hanging in her apartment as wall art, and is a message to live life with honesty, integrity and joy.


When I sat down to plan this project, I decided I wanted to show how a scrapper could use the same basic layout design (you'll see the three sketches look very similar) to create three layouts that look different individually, but all go together as a series. Using the same basic structure for each layout allowed me to unify them visually, but changing the photos, papers and embellishments allowed them to each maintain their own unique look.


In this age of email, texting, twitter and facebook, it's easier than ever to communicate with our friends and family. While I enjoy the instantaneous communication modern technology provides, I also know that I love it when someone takes the time to send me a card or letter.

I Heart U CardandSketch


One way that we can have cards on hand to send our friends and family is to make a few quick cards with the scraps from our layouts. Here are two examples of very simple cards that can be made quickly and easily and still bring a lot of joy into someone's day.

-Kathryn Krieger

Kathryn Krieger is a professional scrapbooker, mixed media paper artist and online educator. She strives to create unique works of art and practical tutorials to inspire paper crafters and memory keepers to create beautiful works of art worthy of their precious photographs and memories. You can see more of her work and tutorials on her website: Kathryn Scraps.

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