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. Kaybree says…
    05/08/2017

    I love lining things up! Here is my entry, thanks for the fun challenge. https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202750-be-proud

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  2. Shannon_Yates says…
    05/09/2017
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  3. ScatteredConfetti says…
    05/10/2017

    Fun challenge!

    Made this LO for it: https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202811-the-ring

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  4. cporter says…
    05/10/2017

    Thanks for the challenge and the awesome example https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202820-once-upon-a-time

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  5. CathyDoerr says…
    05/11/2017

    I love these line it up pages. They always seem to come together so easily.https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202849-snapshots-of-la

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  6. juliee says…
    05/11/2017
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  7. ScatteredConfetti says…
    05/11/2017
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  8. ScatteredConfetti says…
    05/11/2017

    Made another LO for this challenge: https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202868-hello-happy

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  9. CeliseMcL says…
    05/11/2017

    Here is a layout where I lined up all my little black & white photos.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202869-when-i-was-6

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  10. ScatteredConfetti says…
    05/11/2017

    I made this LO for this challenge first lining up my papers vertically and my embellishments diagonally :)
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202871-hello-beautiful

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  11. ScatteredConfetti says…
    05/11/2017
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  12. morganbeal says…
    05/12/2017

    I created this layout by lining up diagonal squares.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202897-april-faves

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  13. Kristi_ says…
    05/12/2017
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  14. AndreaHB says…
    05/12/2017
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  15. JaneD says…
    05/13/2017

    I have lined up; photos, rubons behind the photos, stickers and enamel shapes. The stickers and the enamal shapes are lined up diagonally.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202927-skolfoto

    Thank you for the challenge!

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  16. NinaChow says…
    05/13/2017
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  17. kristinkristin says…
    05/13/2017

    I decided to line things up by having every element on my spread right up next to the middle of my Traveler's Notebook. I've never tried that before, fun!
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202954-the-good-things

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  18. celerysticks says…
    05/13/2017

    Here I lined up the transparency squares (2 vertical lines) for this challenge:
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202962-may-planner-dashboard

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  19. Cards4Ever says…
    05/13/2017

    I designed my page so everything lined up within a box. https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202977-let-s-get-together-enjoy-easter

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  20. penny says…
    05/13/2017

    I lined up all those chipboard number tags from Juniper: https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202980-our-top-ten

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  21. riaris says…
    05/14/2017

    i lined up the stickers in this lay out :)
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202981-you

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  22. wenyicraftdiary says…
    05/14/2017

    Here's my take on the challenge: https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/202993-new-year-s-eve

    I have a lot of pattern paper strips that I keep after trimming off paper to 12 x 12 and I don't usually find a good use for them. Thought of using them immediately when I saw this challenge and I like how it turned out! Really good stash buster challenge

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  23. terriblygreat says…
    05/14/2017

    Decided to line up a bunch of pictures across my layout.
    https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/203004-sorrynotsorry

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  24. jennmccabe says…
    05/14/2017

    I lined up those cute border stamps from the Alfresco Stamp Sub Kit and the new stamps from the Summer of Sketches 2017 class ... also lined up all of my journaling strips. https://www.studiocalico.com/galleries/203010-hello

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  25. AndreaHB says…
    05/14/2017
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