NSD Crop Challenge | Line It Up with Lisa Truesdell

Hey, all! I know that one of the biggest challenges with starting a project is figuring out where to put everything. A blank background can be daunting! The next time you're pondering just where to start—why not try lining it up?

For this page, I started with a series of photos from our trip to Denver last summer. After shifting them around my page for a bit, I realized that they'd have a much bigger impact if I grouped them together. I lined them up in a row down my background paper and loved the effect.

To loosen up the lines a bit, I messy stamped a mat for my row of photos with the ledger stamp from the Bistro add-on. I adhered all my photos right down the middle of the stamping, and then began filling in around them with embellishments and bits of patterned paper—and I couldn't resist going for a bit of a rainbow effect in the process! 

While I used photos for this challenge, there are so many possibilities. Line up pieces of patterned paper, or enamel dots, or a stamp. I can't wait to see what you create!

When you complete this challenge, upload it to the member gallery and leave a link to your project in the comments below. See ALL of the crop challenges here.

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  1. juliee says…
    05/05/2017

    Love this

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  2. tpgirl says…
    05/05/2017

    I made ths one first. I lifted Lisa's layout using a different stamp set and branding strips and bits and pieces from several kits.

    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202550-nsd-2017-jelly-fish-love

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  3. CeliseMcL says…
    05/05/2017

    I did this one first also.
    I am retaking Lisa's 2016 mini book class to create a day by day mini album of a month long remodeling job in my home.
    This is the center fold of book 2, days 11 & 12
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202554-home-improvement

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  4. marianne17 says…
    05/06/2017
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  5. Brinkleyboy says…
    05/06/2017

    I made this to take along and record my journaling, so I don't have any photos yet. I used the dotted line stamp to line things up.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202603-ireland-travel-journal

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  6. lmayor says…
    05/06/2017
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  7. instantphoebe says…
    05/06/2017

    LOVE this layout!
    Here is my interpretation: https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202605-currently-after-work-activities

    I kept the grid paper but added a contrasting layer of textured cardstock. I borrowed the stacked square photo idea and printed out my photos at a size of 1.2" to cover all of my after-work activities that day. I liked how the ledger stamp broke up the lines in the inspiration layout, so I kept with that idea and made my photos slightly offset from each other. Added some stitching to keep with the "line it up" theme.

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  8. mcgeechs says…
    05/06/2017

    I made a line of project life type cards down beside the photo. https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202608-mom-always-says

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  9. Leanne1965 says…
    05/06/2017

    Great layout!
    I made a page in my traveller's notebook.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202614-note-to-self-this-is-real-life

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  10. penny says…
    05/06/2017
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  11. LifeInMotion says…
    05/07/2017

    I salvaged some photos from an old layout I never finished. The column layout idea was a perfect prompt for a redo. https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202619-fi

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  12. Rockermorsan says…
    05/07/2017

    Putting my alphas all in a row!

    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202627-books

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  13. eaybar09 says…
    05/07/2017

    I lined up my photos and added a bunch of embellishments. Thanks Lisa for the awesome idea!
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202639-a-sunny-day

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  14. jenjeb says…
    05/07/2017
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  15. CristinaC says…
    05/07/2017

    I loved your example, Lisa! Here's my colorful take on this challenge:
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202655-april-flowers

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  16. pinksoup says…
    05/07/2017

    Love lining photos up! I will be using this LO style again.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202659-willow-s-kiss

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  17. huskermom98 says…
    05/07/2017

    I love the vertical line-up, but my photos worked better horizontally...will have to try vertical soon!
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202661-dinner

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  18. juliee says…
    05/07/2017

    I lined my papers, photos and embellishments in a horizontal line for a clean look

    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202664-friends

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  19. juliee says…
    05/07/2017
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    05/07/2017
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  21. sortedscrapper says…
    05/08/2017
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  22. sortedscrapper says…
    05/08/2017

    Loved how the first one turned out so I did another take on it
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202698-wonder

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  23. juliee says…
    05/08/2017

    This challenge inspired the placement of the word/phrase stickers

    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202705-versailles

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  24. TerryB says…
    05/08/2017

    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202708-hello-spring
    This challenge was right up my alley!

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  25. penny says…
    05/08/2017

    I lined up 9 little enamel shapes from the old Camelot kit. I hope they stay stuck. It was hard getting them in the pocket intact: https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202737-epcot-flower-garden-p-3

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