I have something super helpful for you today! This comes from Suzy Q Scraps (you can find her shop at Scrapbookgraphics). She put together an eye-pleasing graphic of 10 design tips for visually pleasing layouts, and then goes on to explain each point and shows examples. Find it here.
Remember to pin from her and not from me!!!
Okay, so again, I must admit that I rarely scrap without a template (kinda lazy, plus then half the creative work is done for me...really helpful if I've having a block of sorts!), so the first few steps of this are taken care of for me (as long as I'm using a quality template, that is). But the next few are always a concern. It can be daunting, especially when you are first starting, to look at all those tips. It still kinda is, and I've been doing digi 6 years and paper scrapbooking for 8 years before that! I liked Suzy's tip at the end: pick one at a time and focus on understanding and mastering that, and move on. Remember, the most important thing here is that you are recording your story, those moments that make up a life. Don't worry about doing everything perfectly. Just try to improve a little here and a little there, and over time, you will grow as a digiscrapper.
I'll be back with your next tip on Tuesday.