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15 journaling tips to quickly capture your memories > SPECIAL ISSUE

Everyday Memories 245 easy ways

to SCRAPBOOK your  family  & friends,  home  & hometown,  hobbies  & activities,  &  more!

Adorable layout tips

for babies, kids, & more!

Puuurfectly playful pages!


If you could go back in time to your grandparents’ generation for just a day, what would you want to see in that

24-hour period? Would you want to be present for an important event in their lives such as their wedding? Or a historic moment in time like V-J Day? As scrapbookers, more often than not we answer that question by saying we’d like to see a typical day—their homes, family life, etc.—to get a good sense of who they were as people and what their lives were like. That’s because, as family storytellers ourselves, we know that those everyday experiences often define us even more than special events and celebrations. Far from ordinary, everyday memories from things like routines and hobbies often make up some of the best in our lives—and some of the best scrapbook pages in our albums. Ironically, those everyday memories are often overlooked in our scrapbooks. That’s why we’ve dedicated this entire special issue to inspiring pages about scrapbooking those everyday moments. Inside these pages you’ll find ideas for scrapbooking:

★ your home & town, ★ your traditions & activities, ★ your family & friends, ★ and more. We hope the ideas in this issue will inspire to you capture those slice-of-life moments that mean so much now and will mean so much to future generations looking through your scrapbooks.

Jennafer Martin

Editor-in-Chief, Creating Keepsakes magazine

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contents CHAPTER 1: YOUR


15 ways to scrapbook the details of your day-to-day life. . . . . . . . . . . 9 CHAPTER 2: YOUR


Record your favorite pastime with these 14 unique ideas . . . . . . . . . CHAPTER 3: YOUR


Celebrate your favorite escape with these 14 fresh ideas. . . . . . . . . . . CHAPTER 4: YOUR


16 cozy ideas for scrapbooking your home. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHAPTER 5: YOUR


14 inspiring ideas for scrapbooking your friendships . . . . . . . . . . . . CHAPTER 6: YOUR


15 fabulous ideas for scrapbooking your family relationships. . . . . . . CHAPTER 7: YOUR


15 exciting ways to record your family’s most treasured events. . . . . . CHAPTER 8: YOUR


Scrapbook your town with these 13 cool ideas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . CHAPTER 9: YOUR

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15 creative ways to showcase your active family . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111 CHAPTER 10:


Record your own everyday moments with these 15 trendy ideas . . . 123

15-MINUTE LAYOUT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138 6

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On Our Cover: Happy Girl by Wendy Sue Anderson. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper and Core’dinations; Patterned paper: Making Memories; Die-cut cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Chipboard: K&Company; Buttons: Cosmo Cricket, Making Memories, and Papertrey Ink; Punch: EK Success; Font: SNF Goody; Other: Adhesive, burlap, fabric, and thread.

Blissfully by Briana Johnson. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper and The Paper Studio; Patterned paper: Every Jot and Tittle; Stickers: American Crafts and BasicGrey; Die-cutting machine: Klic-N-Kut; Pen: American Crafts; Font: Suede; Adhesive: 3M, Kokuyo, and Tombow.

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They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and in Briana Johnson’s bright, clean layout, pictures demonstrate more clearly than words that being a stay-at-home-mom has both the good and the bad (after all, who really likes to do dishes?). By using a collage of pictures and minimal journaling, you too can create a layout that shows that while cooking and cleaning are not always the most fun, the sweet moments you get to spend with your kids make up for it.

Design Tip: Try using your journaling as a border for your layout. A handwritten journaled border not only looks pretty, but it also allows you to tell your story in a way that keeps your layout’s focus on your photos.


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On a Typical Weekday by Becky Higgins. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Pen and stickers: American Crafts.


daily life in Words

On the other hand, you may want more journaling than photos. By using identical square journaling boxes in fun, bright colors, Becky Higgins optimized her writing space. All this extra journaling space is perfect to record those things your kids say to you every day, like “I love you, Mom!” Save time by stacking different colored papers on top of each other and then cutting multiple journaling squares at once.

Design Tip: For a twist, create an asymmetrical look by cutting journaling squares that are not only different in color, but in shape and size too. Mixing rectangles and squares (with the occasional circle thrown in) will give your page a tidy yet “I’m not perfect” look.

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This is My Day by Lisa VanderVeen. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Patterned paper: Jen Allyson, Katie Pertiet, Deena Rutter, and Mindy Terasawa; Mask: Jen Allyson; Rub-ons: Katie Pertiet; Alphabet: Patti Knox; Template: Anna Aspnes; Font: Adler.


close-up collage

Not only can up-close pictures help reinforce details of your daily routine, but they can also give your layout an artistic look. Here, Lisa VanderVeen grouped macro shots of her alarm clock, her to-do calendar, and more in a circle collage and typed a sentence or two outside the circle to explain each photo. Separate your photo collage from your background with a simple border to make your photos pop.


daily loves

Follow Claire Skeps’ lead and dedicate a page to the things you love doing every day, like going to yoga or watching the sunset. Don’t forget to record why this daily routine makes you happy—that detail will add a world of meaning to your journaling. I Love My BBC Every Day by Claire Skeps. Supplies: Cardstock: Canon and Die Cuts with a View; Transparency: 3M; Felt accent and thread: Jo-Ann Stores; Metal accents: Advantus; Paint: Scribbles; Marker: EK Success; Adhesive: 3M, I Love to Create, and Therm O Web; Other: Button.


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Bus Stop by Julie DeGuia. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Cardstock: Classic Cardstock; Alphabet, bus, clock, journaling spot, and patterned paper: Katie Pertiet; Circle: Art Warehouse; Font: Lucida Grande.


daily transportation

Who can forget the daily routine of waiting for the bus as a kid? Take a cue from Julie DeGuia and try recording your child’s favorite games to play while waiting at the bus stop. Be sure to get both natural as well posed pictures of your kids—you’ll want to capture them at play in addition to seeing their sweet faces clearly. PHOTO Tip: If you have a photo you love with a lot of scenery or sky in it, simply layer an embellishment over that part of the photo. You’ll fill in that empty space without losing any of the perspective the uncropped photo provides.

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weekend routines

Capture the playful essence of Saturday mornings with a carefree page featuring bright colors, asymmetrical groups of layered embellishments, and candid photos. Save time when creating your layout by using a journaling spot that doubles as an accent, such as a ticket. Saturday Morning Tent by Kim Watson. Supplies: Patterned paper: Bella Blvd, Cosmo Cricket, Creative Impressions, Fancy Pants Designs, and Sassafras; Journaling ticket: Advantus; Chipboard: Bella Blvd; Rub-ons: Glitz Design; Stamp and brayer: Close to My Heart; Ink: American Crafts and Close to My Heart; Spray ink: Tattered Angels; Metal accents: 7gypsies; Brads and pen: American Crafts; Craft knife: Elmer’s; Adhesive: American Crafts, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, and Tombow.

Bike Wash by Laina Lamb. Supplies: Cardstock: Archiver’s; Patterned paper and journaling spot: Glitz Design; Stickers: American Crafts; Punch: Stampin’ Up!; Other: Adhesive and coaster board.


fun chores

Follow Laina Lamb’s lead and capture the liveliness of the more exciting chores on your child’s to-do list—like washing the car. Give your layout a playful structure by using colorful printed borders. Then choose patterns that enhance the theme of your layout, like Laina did here. For example, if you’re creating a layout about taking the dog to the groomer’s, you could pull in an adorable puppy paw pattern. 14

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Junking by Layle Koncar. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Acrylic letters: Advantus; Rub-ons: Me and My Big Ideas and Scenic Route; Die cut: Bam Pop; Stickers: Scenic Route; Pen: Newell Rubbermaid; Other: Adhesive and staples.



They say that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. That is why antiquing and shopping at garage sales, or “junking,” as Layle Koncar affectionately calls it, is so much fun! The hunt is what makes this hobby exciting. But don’t wait to create your scrapbook page until you find that perfect piece for your home: record the fun you have during the search. Write your journaling about your hunt and how you and your friends finally had a moment to catch up with each other. This is one scrapbook layout that’ll be worth spending a Sunday afternoon on. JOURNALING Tip: Try breaking up your journaling following our sketch. Put your thoughts on four or five separate journaling boxes for fast, easy-to-read tidbits. Then, group the boxes together. This is a great idea for pages that don’t necessarily have a narrative story. That way, you can express multiple feelings about the activity, like Layle has done here!


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I Spy by April Massad. Supplies: Cardstock: BasicGrey; Patterned paper, die cut, and stickers: My Mind’s Eye; Chipboard: Colorbök; Ink: Ranger Industries; Stamp: Advantus; Pen: EK Success; Font: CK Journaling Condensed; Other: Adhesive.


shared hobbies

April Massad’s layout shows us that bird watching is anything but dull—it’s an exciting hobby that she and her son enjoy together. Capture the excitement of shared hobbies by using brightly-colored accents that pop off the page. If your themed stickers and die cuts lack dimension, try adhering them to a bit of chipboard to raise them off your layout.

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PHOTO Tip: Get a different perspective in your photos: give your kid the camera (and a photo credit on your layout). Allowing your child to be the photographer will not only make him or her feel involved in creating the scrapbook page about your shared hobby, but will also provide you with those elusive pictures of yourself.

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Easy Baker by Davinie Fiero. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: October Afternoon; Laser-cut paper: KI Memories; Fabric paper: American Crafts; Stickers: American Crafts, K&Company, and Making Memories; Ribbon: My Mind’s Eye; Buttons: Studio Calico; Font: Modern #20; Other: Adhesive.


childhood hobbies

Childhood hobbies can be something as simple as baking in an Easy-Bake oven or exploring the neighborhood. Capture your child’s memories of that time by using simple layout designs that you can quickly and easily create. Follow Davinie Fiero’s example: start with a few classic pictures of your child engaged in his or her hobby, and then ground the photos using photo mats or frames using our sketch to help you with placement. DESIGN Tip: To get a special home-spun touch on your page, consider stitching directly on your page. Here, Davinie started using a straight stitch, and then used a zigzag stitch to complete the effect. Experiment with the settings on your machine and see what you can do! Don’t have a machine? No problem. Use a stitching rub-on or stamp to achieve the same look without a machine.


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Felting by Mou Saha. Supplies: Cardstock: Core’dinations and Die Cuts with a View; Patterned paper: Studio Calico; Embroidery floss: DMC; Pen: American Crafts; Adhesive: 3M; Other: Felt, felting pad, needles, and wool roving.


tricky hobbies


Some hobbies are more complicated than others and take a bit of study or practice to master. The stories that go along with this learning make for terrific scrapbook layouts, like Mou Saha’s layout about felting. In addition, the supplies or memorabilia from these hobbies often lend themselves well to being incorporated into layouts. Mou wrote the title for her layout on felt and then cut around the lettering. The result? A beautiful title that shows her skill in scrapbooking and texturally brings her hobby into her layout.

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The Lake by April Massad. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper and stickers: BasicGrey; Chipboard: BasicGrey and Colorbök; Stamps: Technique Tuesday; Paint pen: Elmer’s; Ink: Ranger Industries and Tsukineko; Tag: The Paper Studio; Font: CK Journaling; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.


outdoor gaherings

Camping trips with plenty of sun, cool water, good food, and family are sure to take your mind off anything! You’ll love re-creating this brightly colored layout that perfectly captures the energy of a quick trip to the great outdoors. Follow April Massad’s lead and use a vibrant strip of patterned paper to create the perfect backdrop for displaying lots of photos.

PHOTO Tip: If your particular getaway is something you’ve done all your life, combine photos from your most recent trip with photos from when you were a kid. Not only will you be able to share your lifelong love for this getaway, you’ll create a trendy, almost retro look on your page.


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Navy Pier by Kelly Purkey. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Heidi Grace Designs, Li’l Davis Designs, and October Afternoon; Rhinestones and stamps: Hero Arts; Ink: Tsukineko; Buttons: 7gypsies and Li’l Davis Designs; Chipboard: Heidi Grace Designs; Punches: Fiskars Americas; Pens, pins, rub-ons, and stickers: American Crafts; Other: Adhesive and thread.


around town

Some of the best escapes can be taking advantage of the fun happenings in and around your town. Look for a fair, celebration, or an attraction as a perfect little getaway for you and your family and friends. Keep your eyes peeled for signs or announcements in newspapers and use one of these local events to make some scrapbookable memories with your loved ones.

DESIGN Tip: Replace some of your page embellishments with photos, like Kelly Purkey did, to get more photos on your page and to keep your layout from looking crowded. Try grouping your embellishments (following our sketch) to create this balanced yet fun look!

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Sometimes, all you need is just a change of scenery. Try taking and documenting a small weekend getaway from start to finish, like Paula Gilarde did. Take scenery shots as you travel to your destination—these shots will not only give your page a modern, travel-book feel, but will also help you document the sights and sounds of the journey along the way. Getaway by Paula Gilarde. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper and Stampin’ Up!; Patterned paper and stickers: Sassafras; Rub-ons: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Font: District Thin; Other: Adhesive.


weekend adventure

The ultimate getaway may include a high-adventure activity that you can find in your own backyard. If rafting, hang gliding, or backpacking seem like great escapes to you, then you know that these activities produce lots of great pictures and stories for you to scrapbook. Follow Erika Stainton’s lead and create simple handmade accents (sun and waves) for a layout that just screams fun. Making a Splash by Erika Stainton. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: October Afternoon and Pebbles; Rubons: October Afternoon; Stickers: American Crafts, Paper Trunk, and Pebbles; Spray ink: Maya Road; Adhesive: American Crafts and EK Success; Other: Notepaper.


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Santa Monica Farmer’s Market by Lisa VanderVeen. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Cardstock: Lisa VanderVeen; Stitching: Anna Aspnes; Journaling card: BasicGrey; Buttons:Anna Aspnes, BasicGrey, and Michelle Underwood; Alphabet and seed packet accents: Katie Pertiet; Bows: Audrey Neal; Borders and tags: Jesse Edwards; Fonts: Adler and Lainie Day.


local market

What better way to get away (and jumpstart your scrapbooking) on a Saturday morning than by browsing the local farmer’s market? These outdoor markets are filled with colorful, fresh products that can inspire you to cook and can spark great color combinations for your scrapbook pages. Take full advantage of those colors on your next layout by arranging plenty of photos in a grid and surrounding them with simple, themed embellishments, like Lisa VanderVeen did on her digital layout.

BUDGET Tip: Creating a traditional version of this layout? Try using real seed packets as accents. They are affordable and you can plant the seeds beforehand. Not only will you have your own vegetables or flowers, but also awesome accents for your scrapbook stash!

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