In this small collection of scrapbooking layout ideas I've tried to include layouts in which the choice of colours and accents have created a mood.

Your photos certainly have a mood, or a kind of music to them, and when your choices of papers and embellishments mirrors that mood it can really enhance your layout. Do feel free to click on any layout if you want to know more about it.


Not much to say about this one, other than it's a tribute to my grandfather James and his cousin Ben - parted (whilst serving in WWI) at a very tender age.


A bit noisier this one. This is my son, William. I remember my first drum kit, aged 13, and how oblivious I was to the noise!

What I'm finding increasingly is that I have a habit of veering off on a tangent when I'm making a layout, so the end result is a bit hit and miss. Using scrapbook sketch templates is a good way of avoiding this! Also, it saves time AND the final result rocks. There's a good example of how a sketch can 'spawn' a great layout right here .


I was quite pleased withe the outcome of this one, especially as 'Scrapbooking' Magazine in the UK were kind enough to feature it during 2008. Maybe it was because I was a guy! I'll never know.


Page kits are great when you want a ready-to-go package of embellishments for a scrapbooking layout ideas around a specific theme. I'd have preferred a 'full frontal' photo, but I guess you can't have everything. (Where would you put it?)

I hope when the mood takes you that you can find accents and embellishments to suit the mood of YOUR photos.

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