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ON OUR COVER Hello December by Amy Mallory. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Cardstock: Katie Pertiet and Maplebrook Studios; Patterned paper: Banner, frames, notebook edge, postmarked stamp, sparkles, staples, stitching, and tag: Katie Pertiet; Word art stamps: Ali Edwards and Lynn Grieveson; Branch cluster and journaler: Studio Double-D; Font: Keep Calm.

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KEEPING IT REAL

Keep those not so perfect holiday moments and make into a memorable layout.

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DIGITAL SCRAPBOOKING MAGAZINE

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PLUGGED IN WITH CK

Get the online lowdown and see inspiring reader layouts.

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TIPS & TRICKS

Exciting ways to use supplies and tricks of the trade.

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SIMPLE SOLUTIONS FOR FAST PAGES

Pages you can create in 45 minutes (or less!).

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CK SKETCHES

Take the guesswork out of layout design.

HOLIDAY TRIM

Add the sparkle of the season to your project.

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SCRAPLIFT CHALLENGE

Make every style of scrapbooking your style.

FROM THE EDITORS

See what has us inspired.

HOLIDAY PHOTOS

From posing to props, learn the tricks of the trade for family photos.

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DECEMBER DAILY

Find an album style that will fit into your busy holiday season schedule.

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In Every Issue

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BONUS SKETCHES

A variety of ideas for layout designs.

106 PHOTO TRICKS Ideas for lighting without using a flash.

110 LATEST & GREATEST Must-have scrapbooking products.

114 10-MINUTE TRICKS Easy and simple ways to use free printables.

CONTENTS

Inspiration on the go... Did you know you can access and download all of the Creating Keepsakes issues to your tablet library and take them with you wherever you go?

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Look! CONTESTS, SWEEPSTAKES, AND PRIZES see pages 40, 45, 81, 103

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FREE DOWNLOADS see pages 10, 16, 20, 39, 43, 47, 88, 89, 91, 105, 114

Quick-start Guide A key to easy-reference icons found throughout the issue: FRESH FACE Made by a designer never before published in CK ONLINE CONTENT Downloads and online extras

BONUS SKETCHES A sketch of the layout is in the Bonus Sketches found at creatingkeepsakes.com/downloads

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Keeping It Real THE FUNKIER SIDE OF FESTIVITIES

The holidays should be spent posing for the perfect photo op, right? Wrong! ’Tis the season for laughing, crying, eating too much, dancing too hard, and leaving behind a wrapping-paper trail. So the next time you’re tempted to throw out those pictures that didn’t quite make it into the holiday card, take a step back and look at them in a new light: little glimpses of life as it really is—not perfectly packaged, but marvelously messy.

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A Memorable Thanksgiving by Terri Davenport. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Frames, kits, and stickers: Katie Pertiet; Font: Arial.

There’s no use crying over spilled batter. Picky eaters and pancake mix might have meant a catastrophic Thanksgiving dinner for Terri Davenport, but it also made one very memorable holiday. When disaster strikes—whether it’s a charcoal turkey or burnt-out Christmas lights—don’t forget to pull out your camera and document your favorite seasonal calamities. You might be surprised how all the messes, tears, and mayhem can make inspiration strike!

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Design Tip If your title letters are a bit too wide, try overlapping them for a fun, whimsical look that doesn’t overpower your photos or journaling.

December by Elizabeth Gilliland

Daily It’s that time of year again, when the days fly by in a blur of tinsel and cocoa. So how do you keep from missing out on all the fun and still find time to capture your favorite memories? A December Daily album, the scrapbooking world’s happiest medium! Structured in advance, this project is designed so that come December, all you have to do is slide in some photos and journaling and— presto!—you’re done. Read ahead for tips on how to get started and find a style that will fit into your busy seasonal schedule.

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Get started on your December Daily well in advance —say, after the Thanksgiving hubbub has died down, like Jing-Jing Nickel did. To make capturing your favorite holiday memories as easy as pie, create a readymade album with all the trims and embellishments already attached.

Design a basic layout for each page and add all your stickers, decorative tape, and bling. Make sure to designate a spot for photos and journaling so all you have to do is adhere them into place!

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December 2013 Daily by Jing-Jing Nickel. Supplies: Album: Simple Stories; Patterned paper and stickers: Echo Park Paper Co.; Decorative tape and grommet: We R Memory Keepers; Buttons and trim: Fancy Pants Designs; Journaling spots: Elle’s Studio, October Afternoon, and Technique Tuesday; Chipboard and die cuts: October Afternoon; Trim: Queen & Co.; Stamps: Elle’s Studio and Technique Tuesday; Ink: Clearsnap; Die-cutting machine: Silhouette America; Cut files: Laina Lamb; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

HOLIDAY CARD COURTESY OF THE FOSTER FAMILY CARD DESIGN BY MATTHEW WILSON PHOTOGRAPHY BY MELANIE MAUER MELANIEMAUER.COM

Holiday Photos

by Autumn Baldwin

No matter what’s on your gift list this year, there’s one thing you’re sure to want: the perfect family photo for your holiday card! Unfortunately, getting a fantastic family photograph can be harder than finding this year’s must-have toy the night before Christmas. To make things a little simpler for you this season, here are some tricks of the trade for families of all sizes on posing, outfits, and props to help you create your picture-perfect holiday.

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Groups: big or small, we like them all If your family’s small, take advantage of the fact that there aren’t too many to manage with a fun on-location photo shoot. Find a brightly colored wall in your neighborhood and try different poses for a relaxed, personality-filled photo.

Family of Three PHOTO BY ELISHA SNOW MODE: MANUAL | F-STOP: 3.2 | SHUTTER SPEED: 1/200 SEC. | ISO: 400

To make things simpler with a larger family, consider taking photos at home. Move

Photo Tip

furniture away from a wall in a well-lit room, position the crew in front of it, and set

Give everyone a handful of confetti to throw to help add genuine excitement instead of fake smiles.

your camera’s self-timer. If you’re having fun together, no one will mind if everyone’s not looking at the camera!

Cheers by Autumn Baldwin. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Patterned paper: Chris Lane Photo, Jen Martakis, and Kaye Winiecki; Confetti: Paislee Press; Journaling card: Jessica Sprague; Label: Meghan Mullens; Numbers and tab: Sugarplum Paperie; Stamps: Paislee Press and Shabby Princess; Vellum banner: Pink Reptile Designs; Fonts: Albertsthal Typewriter and Arial Black.

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Scraplift Challenge Make every style of scrapbooking your style Inspiration to create can strike anywhere and in many ways. Today’s scrapbooker can view oodles of layouts by flipping through magazines or browsing online to give her creativity a boost. Seeing a layout with great design or inspiring colors can be just the push you need to grab your supplies and create a beautiful page. But what if you’re a traditional scrapbooker and the layout you’re inspired to scraplift was created digitally? Or vice-versa? Do you brush it off and keep searching? Absolutely not! Check out how these scrapbookers took a “not my style” layout and created a “perfect for me” solution. BY LORI ANDERSON

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Digital Inspiration to Traditional Creation When you’re inspired to scraplift, it can be by a certain embellishment or technique, a color combination, or just about anything on the page. Digital accents are fun and colorful, but they don’t exist on store shelves for the traditional scrapbooker to gobble up. Re-create the accent using a paintbrush or stamps for a one-of-a-kind touch.

Fall Harvest by Jana Morton, as seen in Creating Keepsakes Sept/Oct 2012, page 34.

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Get this look

+ Even before Suzy sprayed her velvet Die-cutting machine ornament with shimmery ink, it popped against the pearlescent cardstock. If you want to create a clean, crisp look on your 62 creatingkeepsakes.com page, leave the ornament and cardstock plain. The cardstock will still reflect light,

= After being sprayedstencil with shimmery Completed and paintink, the velvet ornament and cardstock on Suzy’s page both have a touch of red sparkle. Use this idea to create a unified, festive look on your page.

HOLIDAY TRIM DECK YOUR LAYOUT WITH FESTIVE ACCENTS

BY KIM WATSON

The halls are decked, the mantels adorned, the trees aglow with warmth, and holiday cheer flows throughout the house. The infectious sparkle of the season can be a great influence for those holiday scrapbooking projects— especially when it comes to accents like trim. So whether you’re looking for traditional textures, a blizzard-y border, or a funky, festive fringe, these fun and unique holiday solutions will bring a smile to even the surliest of Grinches.

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Traditional tree decor can be tricky to use, so cut it up and display it in small doses, like the center of a holiday flower. A scatter of trendy sequins can add even more wow factor, making a bold splash against a neutral background. This glistening touch is less messy than glitter and is a great way to add flow to your layout.

December 12th by Maggie Holmes. Supplies: Patterned paper: Studio Calico; Envelope: Fancy Pants Designs; Die cuts: Jillibean Soup; Other: Adhesive, baker's twine, pen, sequins, staples, thread, tinsel, and wood veneer.

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