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PostSubject: SCHEDULED | Trendspotting | Frame Me Feb 10th   Fri Jan 23, 2015 8:11 pm

I don't know about you, but I love a scrapbook page with a stand out frame. There's something classic and elegant about a good photo with a beautiful frame laid upon it. Your eye immediately knows where to look. But lately, I'm noticing lots of scrappers who have been using frames in really creative ways on their layouts.

Frames have been around forever and ever ... as long as there have been art or photographs to place inside them. But whether in the scrapbooking world or not, frames can be useful in all kinds of applications. There are certainly no shortages of creative uses for frames found on Pinterest. Just look at some of the ways these creative folks have used frames around the home or office.



I've scanned the PRD TLP gallery and found these inspiring pages where scrapbookers have used frames in unique and creative ways. Maybe it will inspire you to think twice about simply just placing that pretty frame over your photo and moving along?

First Up is a page by Mirjam (I have to admit, this page was the inspiration for this Trendspotting episode). I love it when designers scrap and this page does not disappoint. The photo is framed in so many creative ways on this one page: the grey cut out frame, the JC, even the stitching grid is acting as a frame here. And I love the look of the cut out frame being titled a bit for visual interest!


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Here, Sarah/PLM uses an elegant wooden frame that demands attention. However she doesn't simply place the photo neatly inside this beautiful frame. Instead she places it over her photo and leaves the edges of the photo visible underneath. Clever and adds such a subtle, interesting effect!


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How about this geometric page by Shannon/Roboliver? I love her photo borders. She uses PRD's super cool Fold'em Frames. These frames come as PSD clipping mask files and make it so easy to create an edgey and fun look on your pages! And the framing around her title echos this cool geometric vibe.


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And how adorable is this dreamy page by Geraldine, which has the photo coming right out of the frame? A pocket frame is also used as a matte under the photo, adding some nice layering to the page!


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And Em/Justagirl uses a filmstrip with a series of photos for her page, but she takes it a step further and blended a photo into the background while also adding a frame over top the filmstrip to draw the eye in! So effective! Love this idea!


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Christa uses a fun circle cut out in her background paper to showcase her photo! She also does not stop there, but adds an overlay to really draw the eye in. It is such a clever way to make a clean page shine and a really unique use for photo overlays!


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One more from Geraldine using the Torn Treasures Vol. 2 frames by PRD. The torn frame and classic B&W photo are a perfect pair here. A simple kraft background as the foundation helps this image take center stage.


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Did you know that the Pink Reptile Designs store has a category specifically for frames?  You can find them all here: Pink Reptile Designs Frames. And here is a peek at what is in that category:



So what do you think? Inspired by these amazing pages and versatile PRD products to try to mix up the way you frame your photos on your pages? I hope so! And hint,hint ... come back on the 15th for the next challenge. I think there might just be a bit of "creative framing" in your future!

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Either way I am excited to give you this coupon for a 25% discount on ANY of those pink reptile frames!



Happy Scrappin´!


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PostSubject: Re: SCHEDULED | Trendspotting | Frame Me Feb 10th   Fri Jan 23, 2015 9:50 pm

ok ... all set with this one. (so many amazing pages in the gallery ... but i did try to use only pages that i don't think have already been used on your blog for new product releases.)
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PostSubject: Re: SCHEDULED | Trendspotting | Frame Me Feb 10th   Sat Jan 24, 2015 1:32 pm

Jenn, you are more than welcome to use that one of mine you shared above, I havent blogged about that one yet so grab that and I will do another page too I owe Mir a page he he ;)
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PostSubject: Re: SCHEDULED | Trendspotting | Frame Me Feb 10th   Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:45 pm

Thanks for the page Em and thanks Jenn for the fantastic post.

The frames used in the 3rd layout by Shannon are mine by the way: http://the-lilypad.com/store/Fold-em.html
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PostSubject: Re: SCHEDULED | Trendspotting | Frame Me Feb 10th   Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:52 pm

Justagirl wrote:
Jenn, you are more than welcome to use that one of mine you shared above, I havent blogged about that one yet so grab that and I will  do another page too I owe Mir a page he he ;)
Thank you Em! Love your page! & it's ok if you blog about it on your blog ... i was just trying to find pages that Mirjam didn't use on her blog already. There were a lot of great ones (I am spoiled by all the choices this month bc of MOC!) and I just wanted those who might of had a great page with a cool frame idea to know why i didn't pick theirs (bc it was already featured on the PRD blog).
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PostSubject: Re: SCHEDULED | Trendspotting | Frame Me Feb 10th   Sat Jan 24, 2015 3:53 pm

mirjam wrote:
Thanks for the page Em and thanks Jenn for the fantastic post.

The frames used in the 3rd layout by Shannon are mine by the way: http://the-lilypad.com/store/Fold-em.html
why haven't I seen these before? i will update the post later to include those frame ... maybe add your torn frames too?
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PostSubject: Re: SCHEDULED | Trendspotting | Frame Me Feb 10th   Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:10 pm

:mocqeur:  I made them before you joined so that might be the reason you didn't notice them before.

Definitely a good idea to also include the torn frames. Maybe I could include a discount coupon for any of my frames in my store?
I have a frame category: http://the-lilypad.com/store/Pink-Reptile-Designs/?catid=23
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PostSubject: Re: SCHEDULED | Trendspotting | Frame Me Feb 10th   Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:14 pm

sounds good. i will pull in your frame category as a link add a little visual image of a few of them and maybe tweak the post to have more PRD frames. i'll work on it later. still drying off (& warming up with coffee) from the morning dog walk in the 6 inches of snow we have ... more to come too! :eyeroll:
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PostSubject: Re: SCHEDULED | Trendspotting | Frame Me Feb 10th   Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:31 pm

oh yuck that's a lot of snow. A few snow fell here last night but lucky for us the sun is shining and it's 6 degrees celsius so it's almost all gone again!

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PostSubject: Re: SCHEDULED | Trendspotting | Frame Me Feb 10th   Sat Jan 24, 2015 4:42 pm

oh and EM ... congrats on your shop opening at scrap stacks (you are nifty pixels correct?!) saw the newsletter last night. good luck to you ... you are an awesome designer (& your templates rock!)
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PostSubject: Re: SCHEDULED | Trendspotting | Frame Me Feb 10th   Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:18 pm

jenn wrote:
you are an awesome designer (& your templates rock!)
and a great gal too! Some people have it all right? :grin:
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PostSubject: Re: SCHEDULED | Trendspotting | Frame Me Feb 10th   Sat Jan 24, 2015 8:01 pm

mirjam- so after looking back at this post for a second time ... i realize a lot of the actual frames aren't prd specific products. :thumbsdown: if you prefer i can pull pages from the product samples (from your frame category in your shop, but a lot of those pages are older). i did go through the PRD gallery only, to grab these pages, trying hard to focus on pages not already recently featured on your blog and since it is a Trendspotting article, i really wanted them to be recent,fresh pages & not stuff from the archives. :) Even though maybe the wood frame or whatever isn't yours ... my thinking was more about using frames in different ways (and showing pages with PRD products generally). but you let me know if you think it doesn't fit your blog and products enough. i will swap out the pages that don't fit the bill.

when we do the challenge post: the new Pink Lady pages need to be really PRD specific ... using frames from your stuff in creative ways? does that sound like a plan?
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PostSubject: Re: SCHEDULED | Trendspotting | Frame Me Feb 10th   Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:08 pm

By all means keep the pages you picked Jenn! I love these and they have more than enough prd stuff on them!

And you are right the Pink Ladies will probably use even more prd stuff!

This is perfect my friend!
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PostSubject: Re: SCHEDULED | Trendspotting | Frame Me Feb 10th   Sun Jan 25, 2015 3:27 pm

I added a little bit of text and a coupon to the post Jenn! A little somthing for peeps that are excited about the post and want to take part in the upcoming challenge!
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PostSubject: Re: SCHEDULED | Trendspotting | Frame Me Feb 10th   Mon Jan 26, 2015 6:48 pm

mirjam wrote:
I added a little bit of text and a coupon to the post Jenn! A little somthing for peeps that are excited about the post and want to take part in the upcoming challenge!
sweet! :thumbsup:
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PostSubject: Re: SCHEDULED | Trendspotting | Frame Me Feb 10th   Mon Jan 26, 2015 7:07 pm

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