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SPECIAL ISSUE

Ideas for Every Season

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FRESH SCRAPBOOK layouts, tips & more!

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ACCENTS USING YOUR SUPPLIES!

36 timeless color combos & patterns for your pages

plus! Unique journaling solutions & photo-taking tips!

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Editor’s

NOTE WHETHER THE BUDS ARE BLOOMING, the sun is shining, the leaves are turning colors, or the snow is falling, as scrapbookers, we’re making and preserving memories all year long. This special issue from Creating Keepsakes magazine includes year-round scrapbooking inspiration, such as: w w w w w w

both classic and unexpected color combinations for seasonal layouts, easy-to-follow photo tips for taking better photos whatever the weather, journaling questions and prompts to help you capture specific memories all year, creative seasonal accents you can create using supplies you may already have on hand, cool motifs and patterns appropriate for each season to use on layouts, and much more.

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We hope you find hundreds of useful tips and inspiration in this special issue that you’ll turn to again and again to creatively scrapbook memories all year long.

JENNAFER MARTIN Editor-in-Chief Creating Keepsakes magazine

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CONTENTS 9 SCRAPBOOKING IDEAS FOR WINTER

Share your winter memories using this flurry of festive ideas.

35 SCRAPBOOKING IDEAS FOR SPRING

Put a garden-fresh spin on your spring layouts using these ideas.

61 SCRAPBOOKING IDEAS FOR SUMMER

Capture the glory of summer using these hot ideas.

87 SCRAPBOOKING IDEAS FOR AUTUMN

Showcase your family’s memories in style using these inspiring fall ideas.

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SCRAPBOOK YOUR YEAR Scrapbook the big picture using these clever year-in-review ideas. ONE SUPPLY, FOUR SEASONS Add flair to any seasonal layout using these quick techniques. ACCENTS FOR EVERY SEASON

Quick-Start Guide A key to easy-reference icons found throughout the issue:

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Made by a designer never before published in CK

Downloads and online extras

On Our Cover

Loveable Laugh by Kim Watson. Supplies: Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs, My Mind’s Eye, Sassafras, and Studio Calico; Fabric, rub-ons, tag, and wood veneer: Studio Calico; Buttons and filter paper: Fancy Pants Designs; Badge: American Crafts; Stickers: American Crafts and Sassafras; Spray ink: Clearsnap and Studio Calico; Pen: Shachihata; Adhesive: Tombow; Other: Decorative-edge scissors and thread.

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Scrapbooking Ideas for

WINTER

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Share your winter memories using this flurry of festive ideas. From the buzz of the holidays to cozy afternoons spent indoors, you have some incredible memories from these chilly winter months—moments you may have captured but not yet scrapbooked. We’re here to give you the boost you need to get working on those winter layouts! On the following pages, you’ll discover tips, tricks, and ideas for creating fresh winter pages you’ll be proud to share.

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PLAYFUL HOLIDAY COLOR COMBO Add a youthful energy to your Christmas and everyday winter layouts using mitten-inspired blue, green, pink, and yellow. An infusion of burgundy keeps the color palette feeling wintery, making this combination fantastic for winter stories where you want to emphasize the fun you’re having.

The Snow Hill by Jennifer Yates for Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper, buttons, die cuts, and stickers: Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker; Jute: Hobby Lobby; Punch: EK Success; Die-cutting machine and cartridge: Provo Craft; Adhesive: American Crafts and Hobby Lobby; Other: Font. LIGHT BLUE, BURGUNDY, SPRING GREEN, PINK, AND YELLOW.

MODERN HOLIDAY COLOR COMBO Make an impact on your holiday layout by featuring modern teal, gold, and orange that bring to mind beautiful glass ornaments or a lighted menorah. With this unexpected holiday color scheme, your Christmas and Hanukkah layouts will shine. Christmas 2010 by Autumn Baldwin. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Patterned paper: Crystal Wilkerson; Letters: Katie Pertiet; Brushes: Shelly Castillo; Font: Century Gothic.

BLACK, RED-ORANGE, TEAL, AND GOLDEN YELLOW.

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Scrapbooking Ideas for

SPRING

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Put a garden-fresh spin on your spring layouts using these ideas. As the winter snow melts away and the world starts to wake up, you and your family start itching to get outdoors. Spring is here, and with it comes all sorts of growing grass, colorful flowers, and hours spent outdoors for you to capture. By the end of the season, you’ll have wonderful memories to document, each photo telling a story that you can’t wait to showcase. No matter how many photos you have, you can get the season scrapbooked! In the tips and ideas here, you’ll find the direction you need to scrapbook your spring memories in style.

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Little Critters Come Out to Play by Kim Watson. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket, Crate Paper, Fancy Pants Designs, Jillibean Soup, and Sassafras; Buttons: Close to My Heart and Fancy Pants Designs; Fabric, rub-ons, tags, and wood veneer: Studio Calico; Stickers: BasicGrey, Bella Blvd, October Afternoon, and Studio Calico; Ink: Clearsnap; Punches: EK Success and Stampin’ Up!; Adhesive: Therm O Web and Tombow; Other: Thread and vellum. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Action: Totally Rad Actions.

Becoming Dada by Susan Weinroth. Supplies: Cardstock and buttons: American Crafts; Patterned paper: American Crafts, Pebbles, and Sassafras; Stickers: American Crafts and Sassafras; Embroidery floss: DMC; Font: Gill Sans MT; Adhesive and punches: Fiskars Americas.

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Design Tip Craft a tale about the little critters that come out in spring by designing a page featuring bite-size embellishments. Group clusters of your little embellishments around your title, photos, or journaling to draw your viewer’s eye to that point on your layout.

Storytelling Tip Use the growth of springtime as inspiration to create a page about a change that your family has gone through. Gather photos that embody this change—like photos of a father playing with his new son—and journal about what that change has meant for your family. Scrapbooking Ideas for Every Season 41


Scrapbooking Ideas for

SUMMER

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Capture the glory of summer using these hot ideas. The sun is high, the air is hot; summer has finally arrived. You want to document every glorious minute of lounging by the pool, traipsing off to far-away places with family and friends, and eating delicious barbecue. No doubt some of your fondest memories are of summer’s lazy days. Capture those moments forever, while they’re still vivid in your mind. Now’s the time! With the inspiration and helpful tricks you’ll find on the following pages, you’ll have your summer memories scrapbooked in no time.

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PAINTED MAP BACKGROUND Add a well-traveled touch to your vacation layouts with a personalized map background. By using a budget-friendly map from the local convenience store and some pigment sticks, your layout will have an eye-catching artistic edge.

Cruise by Mou Saha. Supplies: Cardstock: Michaels; Stickers: 7gypsies; Map: Rand McNally; Pen and pigment sticks: FaberCastell; Adhesive: 3M.

How to Paint A MAP BACKGROUND

1. A pply blue and yellow pigment to map.

2. B lend edges of yellow and blue pigment using sponge.

3. A pply white pigment to journaling area, and blend using sponge.

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