Leaving a Legacy Designs

Helping you scrap your memories one page at a time

Button, Button, Button

Today I am going to show you some ideas that I have been pinning to my Pinterest board that uses buttons.

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Don’t Push My Buttons…

or cute as a button?  Have you heard these fun phrases?  Did you know that buttons can be very useful on a scrapbook page?  I tend to use them for clustering elements instead of flowers since I have boys.  I am going to show you a few other ways you can use buttons on a scrapbook page…check out what my team did for you.

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A few other ideas I have for you that I found while searching online are:

  • create a border around your page
  • create words or use them for the letter “O” or the dot in the “I”
  • center of a flower
  • attach a photo, ribbon or tag to a page
  • create a bullet list for journaling
  • scattered on a page as bubbles or just randomly on a page
  • create a shape: heart, star or Christmas tree
  • use different shapes and colors of buttons to add interest as well.

Have you used buttons in your page for more than clustering?  I would love to see your pages!  Check back tomorrow for some fun paper scrapping pages and 3D projects that I have found online using buttons.



Hint of Spring…

Or Summer in Texas.  I love living in South Texas and I love the warm weather we have here.  I have Hint of Spring for you today in the $2 bin.  For those of you in cold weather a chance to look forward to the break of winter into spring or those of you like me who are like me that are basking in the warmth of the sunshine.


Here are a few pages from my Stuff to Scrap gallery…Kit includes a lower case alpha, 14 papers and 20 elements!

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How about a freebie?  I created this fun cluster for you using Hint of Spring



Love Ya to Pieces!

I have a new kit in stores this week!  Love Ya to Pieces and the Love Ya to Pieces Add On is the perfect kit for scrapping those precious memories of the people in your life that you love to pieces.  The kit was inspired by puzzle pieces and makes a great kit for game time, Valentines and everyday photos.  The kit comes with 50 elements, 20 papers and 2 alphas.  The add on has 4 papers and 11 elements.  For the month of January you can get the add on for FREE with a $4.99 or more purchase in the Stuff to Scrap store.  Also remember my reward card, spend $5 in my store and you get a punch on your card.  Before I show you the kit check out these amazing layouts by my team.

Aren’t they awesome?!  Now check out the kit and add on….


How about a freebie?  My amazing team member Henriett created this fun cluster for you.  Click on the image to download.  Be gentle if the link messes up.  I am working with Tylenol PM and cough meds….


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Titles for Layouts…

A few ideas that I came across while searching galleries are:



Family Fun

Here are two pages that Tricia sent me…one using Moody Monsters!

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Wednesday Tips and Tutorials: Titles

Do you have a hard time coming up with a title for your layouts?  I know I do have a hard time with creative titles for a page.  I have a few tips for you today and even some examples from my team.

Alliteration is a fun and common way to create titles.  When I looked back over my gallery I found that this was the one I used the most.    Alliteration is a repetition of the initial consonant sound.

Some examples:  Winter Wonderland, Baby Blues, Bulldozer Boys, Tool Time, Terrible Twos, Picking the Perfect Pumpkin, Moon Man, Super Star


Another way to add some excitement to a title is to substitute a letter or word with an element.  You can put a basketball in place of the O in SHOOT….here some examples:

This first one uses Halloween Nights.  Robin put the open mouth of the ghost in place of the O in Halloween.


This works in all languages.  Henriett used the October Build a Kit pieces of mine and Designs by Snowlady to create this page.  The translation of the title: Harvest-elves (instead of elf, there is that creation)


Here is one where the whole word is replaced with an element.  I used a word art created as a freebie from one of my team members: Jenn.

Onomatopoeia is just as fun to say as it is to use on titles.  Some examples would be: Splash, Squirt, Giggle, Growl, Bam, Bang, Clang, Clack, Honk, Oink, Quack Quack, Slurp, Zoom are just a few….


A few other ideas I have for you would be:

Personification….Bear Reads My Mind

Idioms: Jump Ship, Sweating Bullets

Similies and Metaphos: Busy as a Bee, Time is Money

Song Lyrics, Rhymes or Rhyming words all make great titles as well.  Trying putting some of these together for a great title:

Boom Bang, Clash Clang (rhyming, onomatopoeia and alliteration)

Titles can be a lot of fun.  Now that I have sparked your imagination what ideas do you have for creative titles?  Share them with me and I will include them in a post on tomorrow’s blog!  I would love to see your layouts as well!


$2 Tuesday and a Freebie!

$2 Tuesday and a freebie!

It is Tuesday and that means a featured product and freebie for you!  Today’s featured product is a set of fun tags: When I Grow Up!  When I Grow Up! was part of the November Build a Kit and features 40 tags with different jobs and a When I Grow up, I want to be…blank tag for you to add your own job or dream job.  These are fun accents to any page and can go with any kit.



Check out this page from creative team member Jenn.  She also used a paper from Nuts About Fall….have you ever felt this way?  I know I did…



Now a freebie…I have a few extra tags for you to grab…Click on the image for a direct download.  I have checked the link and it works BUT if for some reason it doesn’t work for you please send me an email or post on my facebook page and I will get it working.  Thank you for your support of Leaving a Legacy Designs and have a terrific Tuesday!



Speed Scrap with Queen Bee!

Queen Bee Scraps CT Raquel is hosting a Speed Scrap tomorrow at 12:00 PM EST. Come and join her at STS chat room or forum for a fun hour of scrapping. For posting your layout after the scrap you will receive a $6.00 dollar coupon to QBS store at STS.

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What the Scrap?

Today I wanted to show you the book I made for my mom featuring pictures she took while hubby and I were away on our trip.  My mom and in laws kept our boys for 10 days while we were on a 10 year anniversary trip.  It was a nice getaway for us and a fun time for the boys.  Today by the way is my amazing mama’s birthday…HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!!!  I used a lot of different kits by a lot of amazing designers.  If you want to know what any of them are just let me know and I will be happy to let you know.

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Designer Darling Contest!

It’s that time of year again for the Designer Darling Competition! Are you an aspiring designer – do you want to challenge yourself and learn more about designing? Do you want to earn a spot on the Stuff to Scrap team? Click on the flyer below to find out more information & sign up before Monday, February 4th.
This is how I got my start, will you be the next designer darling?
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