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Spotlight on a Designer: Jlyne Hanback

ScrapScene is pleased to welcome Jlyne Hanback in this installment of our Spotlight on a Designer series.

Jlyne is well known for her innovative scrapbook site: This site allows scrapbook designers to submit their layouts online to scrapbooking publications looking for talent to publish. ScrapSubmit features not only magazines, but book and Design Team calls as well. Designers can also maintain a resume and portfolio online. This is a great place to look for all scrapbook related calls. Jlyne is a busy lady as she is also a Designer for Chatterbox, Scrapper’s Bliss, and most recently was named to BHG’s Scrapbooks Etc. Design Team. She has been published in many idea books and magazines and has also taught classes at CKU. Please see this link for her full resume.

Here are some questions we posed to Jlyne along with her responses:

ScrapScene – How long have you been scrapbooking? What got you started?

Jlyne – Since July of 2002. My mother in law and my husband went to Michael’s and bought me a bunch of scrapbooking supplies for Mother’s Day so I would have a way of preserving our family photographs. Little did they know the monster they would create!

ScrapScene – What inspires and motivates you to create if you get a creative block?

Jlyne – Looking through photographs can help jump-start my process. Also, magazine advertisements from non-scrapping magazines can give me ideas for graphic design/color combinations. One of my favorite things to do is “scraplift” one of my own previous layouts, because the end result is always way different than my original starting layout.

ScrapScene – What are your favorite techniques of the moment?

Jlyne – Combining lots of bold vivid colors and patterns, using bright color photographs, hand-cutting patterns from patterned paper to use as accents on my pages, and creating “busy” but clean layouts by incorporating pattern, color, and embellishments to enhance a large single photo.

ScrapScene – What are your favorite products?

Jlyne – Chipboard, flower embellishments, colored brads of all sizes, patterned papers such as Chatterbox, American Crafts, and Cherry Arte.

ScrapScene – What are your most essential scrapbooking tools?

Jlyne – My exacto knife and glass mat, corner rounder, paper trimmer, photo printer, computer, and my Tombow glue!

ScrapScene – What do you think is the hottest trend in scrapbooking? What do you predict for future trends?

Jlyne – I think the hottest trend now is circles and doodling, along with handwritten journaling/title treatments. I predict that the future trends will include more multi-photo layouts, paper piecing, and more structured, linear design.

ScrapScene – Do you have any tips for getting published?

Jlyne – Submit as often as possible ( is a great way to submit!) and try to “think outside of the box” when it comes to interpreting a specific theme that a magazine is calling for when it comes to submissions.

Jlyne created the layout above for Chatterbox. Notice the creative use of circles, ribbons and patterned paper on her page.

ScrapScene – Are there any other Designers that inspire you?

Jlyne – Oh, there are so many, but I am especially drawn to other linear, clean scrapbookers with a classic style such as Mellette Berezoski, Leah Fung, and Kelly Goree. My first “scrap crush” was Carol Wingert. 🙂

ScrapScene – What project are you working on now?

Jlyne – Right now I am working on some design team projects for an online web site.

ScrapScene – Do you have any sneak peeks to share?

Jlyne – Here is a layout that I recently completed for Chatterbox, Inc. (see above)

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