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your life | your story | your way

inspire me

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INSPIRE ME

Don’t worry, there’s always more in the Project Center at www.creativememories.com And we’ll roll out a whole new idea book in just a few months. In the meantime, call your Creative Memories Consultant for materials to get started on lots of these great layouts. Happy scrapping!

IDEA BOOK VOLUME I

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Aimee Schirado

inspire me

Every scrapbook tells a story – in words or pictures or some combination of both. That book you’re working on can be whimsical and light or painfully honest and revealing. It can be touchingly emotional or functionally informative. Your scrapbooks are, quite literally, what you make of them. And how you make them is up to you. Your style can be shaped by your tastes, your message and the objectives you want that album to achieve. Is this particular album a time capsule message to your grandchildren? Or is this a birthday gift for your sister? The choices are yours. But it won’t be anything if you don’t turn out those pages and get it done. So in the spirit of inspiring your creativity we present this collection of ideas. We hope they inspire you to try something new. We hope they inspire your passion. But most of all, we hope they inspire you to complete and share your albums – for yourself and the people who love you.

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inspire me Creative Memories® Idea Book Volume I Co-Founder Managing Director Publication Manager Creative Director Editors Senior Writer Writers Contributing Writer Designers

Rhonda Anderson Karen Thompson Brady Borkoski Corinne Skoog Greg Skoog Wanda Kruchten Jill Pepelnjak Jude DuHoux Leah Haugen Stacy May Megan Blondeau Rachel Gauthier

Creative Memories® Contributing Designers Laura Achilles Jill Ackerman Janet Carr Lucy Chesna Patter Cross Jenny Dammann Stefanie Hamilton Becky Heisler Nicole Henrichs Lisa Kisch Deanna Kroll Jen Martakis Helen McCain Jami Myers Jen Pohl Kristina Proffitt Addie Rysavy Aimee Schirado Corinne Skoog Alicia Story Renee Stranne Kathleen Taylor Jennie Thompson Melissa Ullmann Stephanie Vetne Chrissy Wood

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Girls Rock

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Life Lessons

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It’s a Guy Thing

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On the Go

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All About You

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Deann McDaniel

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Oh Baby!

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Celebrate

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You Gotta Have Faith

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Nick Kelsh

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It’s a Wild World

Everyday

How’d they do that? Look through the layouts here and you’ll see many beautiful and clever techniques. We asked our page designers to create layouts that inspire them – whether that means content, design or color choices. Some of the papers and enhancements have been sanded, ruffled or distressed. Most of the photos have been cropped and some even have stickers or writing on them. If you’d like to experiment with any of these techniques, we encourage

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you to be careful with your photos – use duplicates! We’ve also included alternative layout sketches for some single-photo pages to show how easily they can be turned into multi-photo pages. Options are good, don’t you think? COVER LAYOUT Cardstock (deep blue, cloud, cranberry, butter, white), Primary Power™ Palette (“Sweet” sticker), Fine-Tip Pen (black, red), Custom Cutting System™ (mat & blades, wavy frames), Personal Trimmer, Makers (Sweet Heart, Friendship Micro, Meadow Micro, Circle, Snow), Tape Runner

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inspire me

completed albums

Completed albums are my passion. The power of these priceless keepsakes to preserve stories and bring families closer together is what drives us at Creative Memories.

So, if you ask me, photos and journaling are all it takes to make a beautiful album. That’s my style. For others, it can be fun and rewarding to design pages that are very creative.

At Creative Memories, we want to inspire you no matter what your style. And this book of ideas is dedicated to those who love to decorate. We hope the ideas inspire you to finish pages, tell stories and complete albums!

If you’re already inspired to work on your albums with fun, clear, creative pages and this book offers you ideas to complete more pages, mission accomplished.

Rhonda Anderson Co-Founder

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prairie rock Aimee Schirado

We told you: express who you are. Be unique. Follow your dreams. So you did. All day. And very loudly. Even the neighbors heard and chuckled at your talent. Won’t they be surprised one day to see you on the cover of an album.

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Rock

S girl Every girl is an inspiration. She’s a flower that

blooms. She’s a butterfly that spreads her fragile wings and soars. And, yes, sometimes she’s a drum that beats on your very last nerve.

All of these are parts of what makes the girls in our lives so special. So how will you show the

girl – and the world – what she means to you? Tell her tales. Sing her songs. Let these ideas

get you started. Then let your imagination go.

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girls rock flashes and splashes of silliness Chrissy Wood

They made you laugh and you want to play up the memories. Silly photos are super fun to showcase using Disney© Princess Paper. Then get silly with your photos and paper by giving them a twist and a turn on the page. Add more silliness to your page with some hearts and a big flower. Make the flower using several of our Delightful Paper Flowers and a few punched out flowers using our Shape Makers in a range of sizes. How silly easy is that? ☛ingredients: Cardstock (black, white), Disney© Princess Additions, Romance Power™ Palette, Sweet Heart Maker, Friendship Micro Maker, Meadow Micro Maker, Delightful Paper Flowers, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (white), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

let the good times roll Jill Ackerman

Don’t let bird poop, bad hair days or a big, red zit on your face prevent you from enjoying good times. Take the unexpected and turn it into a fun layout that will have you and your friends laughing for years to come. Start with a decorative paper from our Delight Power™ Palette and add photos and journaling with a Fine-Tip Pen. ☛ingredients: Delight Power™ Palette, Mini Circle Maker, All-Purpose Scissors, Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

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19016 days Melissa Ullmann

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Wow, they’re adably flal!

To make great flowers like the ones on this page, start out by cutting a circle using the Custom Cutting System Circle Patterns. Then use an All-Purpose Scissors to cut a half-inch spiral pattern from the outside, around and around, all the way into the middle (A). Using the center of your circle as the starting point, fold the paper back and forth, holding it in the center, forming the flower (B). Punch a circle using the Circle Maker and cover it in adhesive. Then place your flower on that circle. Use your fingernail to fold the edges of the paper back a bit to add dimension to your finished flower. ☛ingredients: Disney© Power™ Palette Kit, Primary Power™ Palette, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (black), Cardstock (black), Custom Cutting System™ (circles), Circle Maker, All-Purpose Scissors, Fine-Tip Pen (black, blue, gold), Tape Runner Idea Book Vol. I

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we go together Lisa Kisch

Back then it was slumber parties, makeup, talking about boys and the latest lipstick color. Today it’s parenting, recipes and favorite books. We’ve earned each other’s trust over the little things so when the big things come up, we’re all just a phone call away. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (white, taffy), Romance Power™ Palette, With Love Paper Album Kit, Custom Cutting System™ (circles), Circle Maker, Delightful Paper Flowers, Galaxy Micro Maker, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (black), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

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girls rock showers of hearts and flowers Jen Martakis

When your little girl is the most beautiful flower girl ever, you’ll want to shower her with hearts and flowers. Design a special page featuring her photo with highlights from our Primary Valentine Additions and With Love Display Accents (originally designed for decorating a Creative Memories Everyday Display). A little "hand stitching" (with paper) and a scalloped edge give it that lovely, loving feeling. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (pink lemonade, taffy), Primary Valentine Power™ Palette Additions, With Love Display Accents, Delightful Paper Ribbon, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (white), FineTip Pen (black, berry), Tape Runner

laced with attitude Jill Ackerman

The girl’s got attitude, so why not illustrate it in your page design? Pick a colorful design from our Delight Power Palette and feature each photo expression in a simple lineup across the page. Add a little bit of journaling, and what you have is a great layout with a whole lot of attitude. ☛ingredients: Delight Power™ Palette, All-Purpose Scissors, Fine-Tip Pen (lime, lilac, black), Round-Tip Pen (pink), Tape Runner

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girls rock multiples of me Patter Cross

When you have a unique story to tell, you want it told in an interesting way. Complement the photos with a matching designer-print paper for the background. Distress the edges of your paper using an emery board or sandpaper. Make three circles using the Circle Maker, distress the edges and layer them on top of one another to make the flower. The flower stem is made with handcut paper and "stitched" down the center of the leaves with a silver Fine-Tip Pen. An assortment of paper flowers, stickers and journaling complete the story. ☛ingredients: Jewel Power™ Palette, Spargo Ruled Paper, Custom Cutting System™ (circles), Cardstock (white), Circle Maker, Delightful Paper Flowers, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (white), Fine-Tip Pen (olive, silver), Round-Tip Pen (olive), Jewel Spring Power™ Palette Additions, Tape Runner

swimming in star power Jill Ackerman

Best friends deserve to swim with the stars. Two different-size pictures of friends work swimmingly with starry papers and star accents. The all-telling title and quote deliver the powerful punch needed to complete the design. ☛ingredients: Jewel Achievements Power™ Palette Kit, Star Maker, Galaxy Micro Maker, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (White) Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (white), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

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portrait of a mom Jen Pohl

While there’s nothing simple

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about being a mom, designing a self-portrait can be. This mom chose a blackand-white photo and added a few special effects, creating a high contrast picture with sepia-tone coloring. Using a sheet of Clay Cardstock as the foundation, she backed the picture with strips of designer paper, cutting a few strips with our 12inch Decorative Trimmer to create a wave pattern (mom in constant motion?) at the bottom of the picture. A written statement on a strip of White Cardstock, three button-like decorations and a quote complete the portrait. It may be the toughest job in the world, but notice this mom sports a smile! ☛ingredients: Bountiful Paper Pack, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Cardstock (white, clay), Expressions of Him Vellum Accents, 12-inch Straight Trimmer, 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, Fine-Tip Pen (brown), Tape Runner Idea Book Vol. I

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girls rock country spelled with a K Renée Stranne

Sometimes a simple statement says it all. Take this layout, for example. Everything about it says, “country” – the photo, the barn-like strips of torn paper and the star with the “K” (Kelly) brand in its center. A down-to-earth title is all that’s needed to complete the country scene. Hey, y’all, it’s a little bit country, and a little bit Creative Memories’ papers and tools! ☛ingredients: Romance Power™ Palette, Star Maker, Tearing Tool, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (black), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

sweet on you Jill Ackerman

There’s nothing quite like young love. Take your two favorite photos of the two of you together and give them a sweet look. Create a decorative frame by cutting colorful paper corners and outlining them with different colored pens. Finish the look by cutting letters and circles from complementary papers and adding journaling. What a sweetheart! ☛ingredients: Delight Power™ Palette, Custom Cutting System™ (circles), All-Purpose Scissors, Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa, lilac, yellow), Round-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

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girls rock shine on! Addie Rysavy

Let her smile shine on and on in a pretty layout filled with hearts and a big flower. Using the Custom Cutting System™ for the flower shape, cut out eight ovals and a circle from our decorative papers and place the ovals strategically around the circles. Adhere this to the flower stem, a paper strip cut from the Delight Power Palette. Accent the flower’s circle center with a sticker and highlight the flower and surrounding hearts using a black Fine-Tip Pen. Pure sunshine! ☛ingredients: Delight Power™ Palette, Custom Cutting System™ (ovals, circles), Sweet Heart Maker, Cardstock (white), Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

sisters, any way you color it Chrissy Wood

Scrapbooking isn’t all black and white. This page layout mixes color with black and white, celebrating the close relationship of two sisters who are different, yet very much the same. The two picture are placed on a background of gray and black designer-print paper. Each photo is mounted on two pastel-colored papers. The page is perfectly accented with Sweet Heart Maker hearts and the title “Sister” created with swirly stickers. Make the differences work for you! ☛ ingredients: Romance Power™ Palette, Pastel Summer Additions, Sweet Heart Maker, Swirly Monogram Stickers (white), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

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mud alien Jill Ackerman

A lile mud and some water

is the recipe for adventure. Forget about how much shampoo and soap it took to get clean. Or the footprints on the floor. Or the stained clothes. When raising boys, I must always be prepared for the unexpected. ☛ingredients: Discover Power™ Palette, Primary Power™ Palette, Jewel Power™ Palette, Discover Construction Zone Power™ Palette Additions, Earthy Outdoors Power™ Palette Additions, Mini Star Maker, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

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gUytHing If every girl is an inspiration, then every guy is an enigma. They’re brash and loud – but silent and fragile. They can solve great riddles – or actually think of nothing at all. They’re strong enough to protect and defend – but often can’t lift a toilet seat. Still, where would we be without the guys in our lives? And since words don’t always seem to sink in, let your albums show them how you feel. Make each page a place to celebrate the many ways he makes your life better. Let these ideas get you started. Then let your imagination go.

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it’s a guy thing waste not Jen Pohl

We love journaling – but sometimes a great photo just says it all! This clean, simple layout gets out of the way to let the photo talk. All the Cardstock enhancements used here are simple strips cut from pieces of scraps. (The scalloped piece is cut by hand with an All-Purpose Scissors.) ☛ingredients: Cardstock (white, black, cranberry, cement, deep blue), Romance Power Palette, Simple ABC/123 Stickers, All-Purpose Scissors, Tape Runner

love that boy of mine Addie Rysavy

He’s 100% boy! Rain or shine, he’s playing outside with his trucks. I love that about him and wanted to decorate a page just for him and his big trucks. The Discover Construction Zone Additions gave me the perfect papers and stickers to say, “I love that boy of mine” in a big way. ☛ingredients: Discover Construction Zone Power™ Palette Additions, Discover Power™ Palette, White Ruled Paper, Cardstock (gold), Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

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goof ball Jen Martakis

Five boys. I still can’t believe I have five boys. They play jokes on one another, fight, make up, and play make believe. Each day they want to be something different, but today one wants to be an astronaut. Another a fireman. Another a musician. And one just wants to have fun. ☛ingredients: Discover Power™ Palette, Cardstock (black), Swirly Monogram Stickers (white), Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (white), Custom Cutting System™ (circles), Circle Maker, Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

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dad

Jill Ackerman

His sense of adventure made life interesting for our family. He was innovative, an entrepreneur and motivated through and through. He worked hard and loved every job that came his way. Today, I’m incredibly proud of my Pops, and he knows it. ☛ingredients: Jewel Heritage Power™ Palette Kit, Earthy Power™ Palette, Simple Monogram Stickers (white), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

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it’s a guy thing simple traditions Jami Myers

Sometimes what makes regular, everyday stuff so special is just how regular it is. Stop and think about the things in your routine that you wouldn’t feel right without. Then spend some time thinking about what it is that really makes them meaningful to you and your family. ☛ingredients: Earthy Power™ Palette, Heart Maker, Mini Heart Maker, Round-Tip Pen (black), Cardstock (clay), Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Swirly Monogram Stickers (brown), Tape Runner

dad’s ok Jen Martakis

Your albums are a perfect place to capture the everyday stories of growing up that demonstrate the love that holds your family together. So even if he may not want to look back years from now and be reminded that he was afraid of the swings, it never hurts to remind him who’s always been there to make it all better. ☛ingredients: Disney© Pooh Additions, White Ruled Paper, Mini Circle Maker, Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

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it’s a guy thing boys will be boys Jill Ackerman

Boys will be boys – and who knows what they’ll come up with next? So catch them in the act of being boys and gather those shots together to make a page they’ll love to look back on. ☛ingredients: Jewel Achievements Power™ Palette Kit, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (black), Fine-Tip Pen (black), AllPurpose Scissors, Tape Runner

highlight reel Jill Ackerman

Once the season’s in full swing, there’s a lot to show off. Don’t be shy about cropping right in on the action you want to save. Tight cropping helps keep your page focused by eliminating distracting elements and also frees you up to include more action! This layout features eight photos. But the singular focus of each one means your eye makes an easy, casual circle through each – without getting lost in clutter or chaos. ☛ingredients: Primary Baseball Power™ Palette Additions, Fine-Tip Pen (black), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (black), Simple Monogram Stickers (black), Tape Runner

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pocketful of memories Melissa Ullmann

Sometimes a special page deserves something above and beyond. This layout, celebrating a timeless bond between a grandfather and grandson, pays a special tribute to Grandpa’s flannel shirts. A Memorabilia Pocket and a patch of flannel combine to make a “shirt pocket” that holds the journaling card (tabbed with a Custom Cutting System cutout and a sticker to use as a handle) telling more about the times that these two shared. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (deep blue, gold), Earthy Serenity Power™ Palette Kit, Jewel Heritage Power™ Palette Kit, Jewel Vacation Power™ Palette Kit, Jewel Power™ Palette, Simple Monogram Stickers (brown), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Fine-Tip Pen (brown), Memorabilia Pocket, Custom Cutting System™ (circles), Tape Runner. Idea Book Vol. I

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it’s a guy thing chip off the ol’ block Stephanie Vetne

This picture tells a wonderful, funny story of father and son relationships. And using simple design and a clean, linear feel helps draw attention to it. Simple circles and geometric patterns keep the focus on the photo. And the careful use of color to call out the green grass and orange brick ties everything together. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (black), Jewel Autumn Power™ Palette Additions, Primary Autumn Power™ Palette Additions, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (white), Mini Circle Maker, Fine-Tip Pen (green), Tape Runner

patience Patter Cross

Patience is a virtue. But so’s temperance! So if you love the look of decorative layouts, but lack the patience to put in a lot of time on each one, look for places to employ quick tricks like this scalloped border. It’s just shapes cut with the Circle Maker and cut in half. Takes just seconds! Find the techniques that help you do it your way – at your pace. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (cement), Jewel Power™ Palette, Pastel Power™ Palette, Jewel Spring Power™ Palette Additions, Expressions of Faith, Fine-Tip Pen (olive), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Spargo Ruled Paper, Tearing Tool, Frosted Photo Splits, Circle Maker, Tape Runner

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it’s a guy thing show and tell Jen Martakis

Showing close moments and telling about how much more they share than just a name is a wonderful way to use your albums to build relationships that will last. They love to hang out together and love the same things, and you hope it will always last – celebrating it is one way to help. ☛ingredients: Jewel Power™ Palette, Cardstock (gold), FineTip Pen (cocoa), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Tape Runner

got sand? Kathleen Taylor

Got a pail full of stickers, cutouts, shapes and such, but you’re worried about making a page look “messy”? Scratch that itch for small enhancements without letting them become scattered distractions. This layout clusters a group of shapes and stickers together to create a calming page anchor that helps balance the page. ☛ingredients: Wishes & Dreams Kit, Cardstock (brick), White Ruled Paper, Circle Maker, Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (black), Tape Runner

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free to be me Jen Pohl

Who says Disney is just for kids? Being an adult doesn’t prevent you from using our Disney stickers for your layout. Feel free to tell your story by mixing it up with stripes and designs, simple words and beautiful Disney flower and butterfly stickers. Along a decorative strip, draw some stitching and dots with a silver pen. ☛ingredients: Earthy Power™ Palette, Pastel Power™ Palette, Jewel Power™ Palette, Cardstock (black, white), Disney© Hannah Montana Power™ Palette Additions, Custom Cutting System™ (circles), 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers, Simple Monogram Stickers (black), Fine-Tip Pen (silver), Tape Runner

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What in the world were you thinking? Someday you’ll want to know – and your albums can help you capture it and celebrate. Someday you’re going to want to remember what mile 9 felt like. Someday your children will marvel at your finely tuned fashion sense. So start recording it today. Because every thought that lingers in that head of yours adds up to make the person that you are. And you’re a person worth knowing! Tell your stories. Show off your hobbies. Let these ideas get you started. Then let your imagination go.

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all about you one busy woman Kristina Proffitt

You’re busy, but your layout doesn’t have to be. Portray what’s happening in your life “right now” with bright colors and simple accents. Pick a photo that reflects your personality, surrounding it with an “enjoy life” sticker, a pretty heart and a scalloped edge. Use the Tag Maker to top off the journaling box (ruled paper) with a tag and a flower. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (taffy, white, cloud, lavender), Disney© Pooh Power™ Palette Additions, Primary Power™ Palette, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (white), Simple Monogram Stickers (white), Heart Maker, Tag Maker, Meadow Micro Maker, Delightful Paper Flowers, Circle Maker, White Ruled Paper, FineTip Pen (black), Tape Runner

mix ‘em up makers

Laura Achilles

You want to pull out all your Shape Makers for an adorable face like hers. Using various colors of Cardstock, punch out several different shapes – circles, hearts, flowers – and mix and match them on the page. It’s way fun and so colorful! ☛ingredients: Cardstock (brown, purple, honeydew, butter), Circle Maker, Mini Circle Maker, Friendship Micro Maker, Petal Multi-Maker, Snow Maker, Corner Maker, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (white), Swirly Monogram Stickers (white), Tape Runner

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happy artist Kristina Proffitt

A hot summer day couldn’t stop

our young, budding artist. Armed with new coloring pencils, paints, crayons and coloring books, her imagination took over and creativity abounded. From serious to playful, our young artist created masterpieces. ☛ingredients: Jewel Power™ Palette, Primary Power™ Palette, Cardstock (white, black, butter), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (black), Circle Maker, Corner Maker, Tape Runner

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sweet maggie Kristina Proffitt

My furry, four-legged companion is more than loyal. She is dependable, steadfast and trustworthy. The gentle tilt of her head, eyes that speak volumes and the soft patter of her paws are a constant reminder of her sweet presence in my life. ☛ingredients: Earthy Power™ Palette, Disney© Pooh Power™ Palette Additions, Pastel Power™ Palette, Cardstock (white, clay), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (white, brown), Delightful Paper Flowers, Tag Maker, Tape Runner

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all about you on the right track Deanna Kroll

Let your layout describe the person in your photo. In this case, it’s of your nephew. He loves trucks so let one or two run all over the page. Use a black-and-white photo to show his sweet and gentle nature. Add colorful papers and car stickers to reflect his fun-loving side. Make wheel accents with the Circle Maker. And make tracks by inking the tires of a toy car with a black pen and running it over the paper. Add a title and descriptors and you’re off to the races as a super aunt. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (deep blue, white), Primary Power™ Palette, Primary Vacation Power™ Palette Kit, Primary Zoo Power™ Palette Additions, Circle Maker, Corner Maker, Custom Cutting System™ (circles), Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (white), Precious Elements™ Metallic Round-Tip (silver), Round-Tip Pen (black), Fine-Tip Pen (black, navy), Tape Runner

pride and joy Corinne Skoog

Display your pride and joy in a simple, yet stunning layout. Start with a Black Cardstock or Black Scrapbook Page background. Cut strips of paper from our Jewel Vacation Kit and adhere them, along with your favorite black-andwhite photo, at the top of the layout. Add an Expression of Love. Emphasize the journaling by using a silver pen on the black background and telling the story of what it is about your precious daughter that fills you with pride. The result is a proud moment captured in time. ☛ingredients: Jewel Vacation Power™ Palette Kit, Expressions of Love Vellum Accents, Cardstock (black), Precious Elements™ Metallic Fine-Tip Pen (silver), 12-inch Straight Trimmer, Tape Runner

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running the good race Janet Carr

The feel of the pavement as my new tennies hit the road is a constant reminder to persevere. I passed middle age a couple miles ago. I left “I’m too old” on the street corner. Now it’s just me and healthy living facing down the last three miles. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (cranberry, white, honeydew, gold, cement), Primary Soccer Power™ Palette Additions, Spargo Ruled Paper, Calendar Mats, Calendar Month Titles, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (white, black), Simple Monogram Stickers (white), Bubble Maker, Circle Maker, Square Maker, Corner Maker, Round-Tip Pen (black), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tearing Tool, Multi-Purpose Tool & Clips, Tape Runner

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all about you what is motter nellin? Jenny Dammann

Discoveries such as “motter nellin with seats” deserves a colorful celebration. The Discover Power™ Palette gives the delicious discovery a flavor all its own, highlighting the bright smile of the boy enjoying this yummy stuff. Mystery solved! ☛ingredients: Discover Power™ Palette, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (black), Swirly Monogram Stickers (black), Delightful Paper Flowers, Circle Maker, Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

rock with these blocks Addie Rysavy

Have you tic tac told her how adorable she is today? This simple, snappy layout gives you the flexibility to show and tell what’s in your heart. More photos? More journaling? You decide. You’ve got nine squares to play with. We’ve added some fun flourishes like paper strips to “underline” the journaling and hand-cut letters for the headline (though you can certainly use ABC/123 Stickers). Also, for some really quick impact, notice how much depth and emphasis you can get from something as simple as a black pen outline! ☛ingredients: Delight Power™ Palette, Disney© Vacation Power™ Palette Kit, Cardstock (white), Fine-Tip Pen (black), All-Purpose Scissors, Tape Runner.

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all about you bold and beautiful Renée Stranne

Accent the positive by bolding certain words such as blessed, value and treasure. Then with the same pen, draw a border around the journaling box. This adds a special touch to the feelings you have for a loved one. Decorate your layout using the graceful designs in the Romance Power™ Palette and give some of the papers a distressed look by lightly sandpapering the edges. ☛ingredients: Romance Power™ Palette, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (brown), 12-inch Straight Trimmer, Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

togetherness Addie Rysavy

People make photos special, especially when they’re of loved ones. Celebrate finding these old Polaroids of you and your grandmother by designing a page filled with love. Combine the Delight Baby Girl and Earthy Power Palettes to create a beautiful background. Use the Delightful Paper Flowers and Shape Makers to highlight the photos and journaling. All together, it’s a lovely scene. ☛ingredients: Delight Baby Girl Power™ Palette Kit, Earthy Power™ Palette, Earthy Serenity Power™ Palette Kit, Delight Power™ Palette, Jewel Heritage Power™ Palette Kit, Delightful Paper Flowers, Scallop Circle Maker, Friendship Micro Maker, Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Round-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tearing Tool, Tape Runner

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no name baby Lisa Kisch

Our sweet baby girl was bundled in pink and oh so precious. Just two days old, she was new to our world. We tried so many different names, but none seemed quite right – until I whispered Lily in her ear. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (pink lemonade), With Love Paper Album Kit, Delightful Paper Flowers, Meadow Micro Maker, Simple Monogram Stickers (white), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (white), Round-Tip Pen (pink), Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

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baby! If a newborn baby doesn’t inspire you, then your inspirator is out of whack. Seriously, think about the fresh palette of possibilities in front of that child. A world of experiences is waiting. And that kid’s counting on you to document the first few years of those experiences. How will you show her what she doesn’t remember seeing? How will you teach him the lessons he doesn’t remember learning? Let these ideas get you started. Then let your imagination go.

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oh baby! time of the season Lisa Kisch

Of course seasonal colors and embellishments look great with matching photos. It’s easy to imagine these autumn enhancements alongside photos of barren trees and blustery days. This layout shows another clever use for seasonal supplies – simply to set a time frame. These baptism-day photos have nothing to do with falling leaves or football. But, years from now, the autumn enhancements will let everyone know at a glance that Lily was born and baptized in the fall! ☛ingredients: Pastel Autumn Power™ Palette Additions, Cardstock (clay), Spargo Ruled Paper, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Corner Maker, Tape Runner.

full of love Lisa Kisch

A precious picture, bright papers and Delightful Paper Flowers create a page layout filled with sisterly love. Journaling and a scalloped edge complete the story. ☛ingredients: With Love Paper Album Kit, Cardstock (taffy), Circle Maker, Corner Maker, Swirly Monogram Stickers (white), Round-Tip Pen (pink, lilac), Fine-Tip Pen (sugar plum, lilac), Delightful Paper Flowers, Friendship Micro Maker, Tape Runner

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how does your garden grow? Aimee Schirado

With colorful papers and fun

Shape Makers and pretty flowers all in a row. Surround your sleeping baby with a simply beautiful garden scene. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (brown), Primary Power™ Palette, Earthy Power™ Palette, Disney© Pooh Power™ Palette Additions, Circle Maker, Mini Circle Maker, Tearing Tool, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (white), Precision Point™ Adhesive, Fine-Tip Pen (brown), Precious Element™ Metallic Pen (patina), Tape Runner

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green beans Kristina Proffitt

It’s really just food in a jar. But your reaction says so much about you. Are you adventuresome? Hesitant? Stubborn? Opinionated? You’ll have many firsts my sweet girl. Your first day of kindergarten. Your first date. I am so glad I get to be there for them all. ☛ingredients: Jewel Power™ Palette, Cardstock (brown, white), Swirly Monogram Stickers (brown), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (white), 12-inch Decorative Trimmer, Tape Runner

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oh baby! puppy love Renée Stranne

Puppies are people too! And if the puppy is yours, it’s your baby. This layout tells the love story between a girl and her dog. An array of fun photos, warm papers and loving words and phrases celebrates love at first sight. ☛ingredients: Jewel Power™ Palette, Primary Power™ Palette, Fine-Tip Pen (black), 12-inch Straight Trimmer, Tape Runner

cute as a button Kristina Proffitt

Create a page layout that’s as cute as your favorite baby picture. Use Cardstock in various colors to enrich your page. Choose a color for the background and decorate it and your journaling box with bright colors. Frame baby’s sweet face with a pastel paper and corner it with a pretty flower. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (white, cactus, cranberry, clay), Jewel Power™ Palette, Delightful Paper Flowers, Meadow Micro Maker, Primary Power™ Palette, Circle Maker, Tape Runner

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oh baby! handsome display of flowers Jen Martakis

Flower accents aren’t just for girls. When your little boy discovers nature, it warrants a display of flowers. Keep it simple using Cardstock papers that complement his boyish charm. Use the Petal Multi-Maker and punch out rows of flowers to celebrate the day. There’s nothing girly about this page layout. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (clay, brick, gold), Spargo Ruled Paper, Calendar Mats, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Custom Cutting System™ (circles), Petal Multi-Maker, Circle Maker, Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

who me? Lisa Kisch

Who me? Just couldn’t be. You don’t believe it until you see your story up close and personal. Make it real with papers from our 12 x 12 Travel Quick Kit. The designs on the papers in this kit are very versatile and work with several projects. Use a big photo so it’s right there for you to see – a mother of two. Who me? Yes, you! ☛ingredients: Cardstock (cement), 12 x 12 Travel Quick Kit, Jewel Power™ Palette, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (black), Simple Monogram Stickers (black, white), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

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never forgotten Jen Martakis

It was 7 a.m. when they came to prep him for surgery. It was so hard letting him go. But six hours later my fear and pain were swept aside when they placed him back in my arms. The road to recovery would be long, but he was a fighter, and I was eternally grateful. ☛ingredients: Jewel Heritage Power™ Palette Kit, Spargo Ruled Paper, Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Tape Runner

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oh baby! not too little to dream big Kristina Proffitt

Dreamy little pictures and a few small shapes are all you need for a stunning layout when you start with a beautifully decorated paper. It’s a dream come true! ☛ingredients: Wishes & Dreams Kit, Cardstock (black, white, cloud), Mini Star Maker, Heart Maker, Corner Maker, Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

life’s journey begins here Kristina Proffitt

There are so many special moments before the birth of a baby. Pregnancy is definitely one of those moments. Document this journey with a few photos and the beautiful Make-A-Wish papers. Make circles and hide half of each circle under the paper (or cut the circles in half ) to create a scalloped edge. Complete the experience with layered star shapes, hearts and flowers. ☛ingredients: Wishes & Dreams Kit, Cardstock (white, taffy), Circle Maker, Mini Circle Maker, Star Maker, Friendship Micro Maker, Meadow Micro Maker, Sweet Heart Maker, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (black), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

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oh baby! making music Kristina Proffitt

Baby likes looking at you and Pooh and listening to the sweet little melody her mobile plays. You can make your own music using different colored Cardstock and adding heart and circle shapes to the page. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (clay, butter, taffy, cloud), Heart Maker, White Ruled Paper, Custom Cutting System™ (circles), Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (white), Swirly Monogram Stickers (white), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

sweet and simply beautiful Kristina Proffitt

Capture sweet and simple beauty with soft colors and sunny flowers. This layout is positive proof that loving and lovely layouts can be simply beautiful. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (white, butter), Pastel Power™ Palette, Friendship Micro Maker, Circle Maker, Corner Maker, Tape Runner.

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forever and always Patter Cross

you gotta have

Heaven knows the things you’ve seen and done. But your children may not. Albums make an amazing place to celebrate the events and rituals of your life. They’re a powerful tool for passing on the lessons and traditions that hold meaning for you and your family. When we ask, “What inspires you?”, these pages are the most fundamental answers. So what does your faith mean to you? Let these ideas get you started. Then let your imagination go.

She grew up right before our eyes. We tried to cherish every moment, every vacation, every memory, but we blinked and she was a young lady. We taught her well. We know God is by her side. And we believe success is right around the corner. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (brown), Pastel Power™ Palette, Delight Power™ Palette, Delightful Paper Flowers, Friendship Micro Maker, Tag Maker, Tearing Tool, Expressions of Faith Vellum Accents, Round-Tip Pen (cocoa), Custom Cutting System™ (circles), Frosted Photo Splits, Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

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forever and always Patter Cross

you gotta have

Heaven knows the things you’ve seen and done. But your children may not. Albums make an amazing place to celebrate the events and rituals of your life. They’re a powerful tool for passing on the lessons and traditions that hold meaning for you and your family. When we ask, “What inspires you?”, these pages are the most fundamental answers. So what does your faith mean to you? Let these ideas get you started. Then let your imagination go.

She grew up right before our eyes. We tried to cherish every moment, every vacation, every memory, but we blinked and she was a young lady. We taught her well. We know God is by her side. And we believe success is right around the corner. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (brown), Pastel Power™ Palette, Delight Power™ Palette, Delightful Paper Flowers, Friendship Micro Maker, Tag Maker, Tearing Tool, Expressions of Faith Vellum Accents, Round-Tip Pen (cocoa), Custom Cutting System™ (circles), Frosted Photo Splits, Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

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window serenity Jami Myers

sign of the cross Melissa Ullmann

Sometimes you’re able to make a statement about your photos and the story behind them just in the way you lay out the page. This layout takes photos from a confirmation celebration and arranges them in the shape of a cross. It’s a wonderful way to tie in some symbolism without adding an extraneous element to the page. It also helps six photos fit smoothly into a simple page without feeling crowded. ☛ingredients: Pastel Power™ Palette, Primary Power™ Palette, Round-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

simply beautiful Jennifer Thompson

Creative Memories makes it easy to create elegant pages in just minutes. This layout uses just a few simple photo mats and stickers to create a simple celebration of faith. Keep the focus on your photos and stories – it is possible to have fast and fantastic! ☛ingredients: Jewel Easter Power™ Palette Additions, Romance Wedding Power™ Palette Kit, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (black), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

Grandma always reminded me to look for the beauty in everything – no matter how big or how small. Beauty can be hidden, one just has to take the time to open their eyes and see it. This particular day I could have missed it. But just as I glanced over my shoulder, I saw it: hidden beauty. ☛ingredients: Earthy Serenity Power™ Palette Kit, Expressions of Scripture, Circle Maker, Corner Maker, Meadow Micro Maker, Tape Runner

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you gotta have faith

window serenity Jami Myers

sign of the cross Melissa Ullmann

Sometimes you’re able to make a statement about your photos and the story behind them just in the way you lay out the page. This layout takes photos from a confirmation celebration and arranges them in the shape of a cross. It’s a wonderful way to tie in some symbolism without adding an extraneous element to the page. It also helps six photos fit smoothly into a simple page without feeling crowded. ☛ingredients: Pastel Power™ Palette, Primary Power™ Palette, Round-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

simply beautiful Jennifer Thompson

Creative Memories makes it easy to create elegant pages in just minutes. This layout uses just a few simple photo mats and stickers to create a simple celebration of faith. Keep the focus on your photos and stories – it is possible to have fast and fantastic! ☛ingredients: Jewel Easter Power™ Palette Additions, Romance Wedding Power™ Palette Kit, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (black), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

Grandma always reminded me to look for the beauty in everything – no matter how big or how small. Beauty can be hidden, one just has to take the time to open their eyes and see it. This particular day I could have missed it. But just as I glanced over my shoulder, I saw it: hidden beauty. ☛ingredients: Earthy Serenity Power™ Palette Kit, Expressions of Scripture, Circle Maker, Corner Maker, Meadow Micro Maker, Tape Runner

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trust

Jami Myers

christening gown Kathleen Taylor

My great-grandmother saved every penny needed to buy the lavish fabric for her wedding gown. She chose the material herself and then spent hours painstakingly sewing and creating it by hand. Today, my precious little girl, her greatgreat-granddaughter, carries on her legacy. ☛ingredients: Disney© Princess Power™ Palette Additions, Cardstock (white, brown, clay), Custom Cutting System™ (circles), Fine-Tip Pen (black, cocoa), Round-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

don’t stress out Renée Stranne

The shabby chic look of a “distressed” paper edge is showing up in more and more layouts these days. If it’s a look you like but you’re worried about bogging down your albummaking time, don’t stress yourself out. It honestly couldn’t be simpler. Just quickly rub some fine-grade sandpaper or emery board across the edge for a second or two.

I took this picture the day

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I learned of my aunt’s passing. Her life allowed us to celebrate and grieve simultaneously. One moment we were reaching for a tissue, the next doubled over in laughter as another story was shared. That’s the miracle of life. ☛ingredients: Earthy Serenity Power™ Palette Kit, Expressions of Scripture Vellum Accents, Tape Runner

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trust

Jami Myers

christening gown Kathleen Taylor

My great-grandmother saved every penny needed to buy the lavish fabric for her wedding gown. She chose the material herself and then spent hours painstakingly sewing and creating it by hand. Today, my precious little girl, her greatgreat-granddaughter, carries on her legacy. ☛ingredients: Disney© Princess Power™ Palette Additions, Cardstock (white, brown, clay), Custom Cutting System™ (circles), Fine-Tip Pen (black, cocoa), Round-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

don’t stress out Renée Stranne

The shabby chic look of a “distressed” paper edge is showing up in more and more layouts these days. If it’s a look you like but you’re worried about bogging down your albummaking time, don’t stress yourself out. It honestly couldn’t be simpler. Just quickly rub some fine-grade sandpaper or emery board across the edge for a second or two.

I took this picture the day

☛ingredients: Jewel Spring Power™ Palette Additions, Earthy Outdoors Power™ Palette Additions, Primary Power™ Palette, Pastel Birthday Power™ Palette Additions, Fine-Tip Pen (black), All-Purpose Scissors, Tape Runner

I learned of my aunt’s passing. Her life allowed us to celebrate and grieve simultaneously. One moment we were reaching for a tissue, the next doubled over in laughter as another story was shared. That’s the miracle of life. ☛ingredients: Earthy Serenity Power™ Palette Kit, Expressions of Scripture Vellum Accents, Tape Runner

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photolessphobia? Jen Martakis

woman blessed Laura Achilles

Trouble thinking of titles? Remember, it doesn’t always have to be words. In this case, a number says a lot. ☛ingredients: Romance Power™ Palette, Cardstock (black), White Ruled Paper, All-Purpose Scissors, Swirly Monogram Stickers (black), Tearing Tool, Delightful Paper Flowers, RoundTip Pen (black), Fine-Tip Pen (black), 12-inch Straight Trimmer, Tape Runner

you can say that again Jennifer Thompson

Journaling is where special stories that define your photos give life to your albums. But don’t make it harder than it has to be. Creative Memories’ selection of Vellum Expressions delivers quotes, callouts and page headings in fun fonts and formats. This layout uses a quote from our Expressions of Baby Girl Vellum Accents and the Romance Wedding Kit to set the tone. Then the journaling box is free to hold some details. ☛ingredients: Romance Power™ Palette, Romance Wedding Power™ Palette Kit, Expressions of Baby Girl Vellum Accents, Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

What if there’s something in your heart that you really need to say and really want in your album – but you just can’t find any photos that match the mood? Is it “wrong” to spend a whole page without a single photo? Certainly not! This layout tells the love story that’s not told often enough, but should never be forgotten. That’s perfect fare for a photo album. Share your feelings and decorate them your way. ☛ingredients: Romance Power™ Palette, Friendship Micro Maker, Precious Elements™ Fine-Tip Pen (silver), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

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you gotta have faith

photolessphobia? Jen Martakis

woman blessed Laura Achilles

Trouble thinking of titles? Remember, it doesn’t always have to be words. In this case, a number says a lot. ☛ingredients: Romance Power™ Palette, Cardstock (black), White Ruled Paper, All-Purpose Scissors, Swirly Monogram Stickers (black), Tearing Tool, Delightful Paper Flowers, RoundTip Pen (black), Fine-Tip Pen (black), 12-inch Straight Trimmer, Tape Runner

you can say that again Jennifer Thompson

Journaling is where special stories that define your photos give life to your albums. But don’t make it harder than it has to be. Creative Memories’ selection of Vellum Expressions delivers quotes, callouts and page headings in fun fonts and formats. This layout uses a quote from our Expressions of Baby Girl Vellum Accents and the Romance Wedding Kit to set the tone. Then the journaling box is free to hold some details. ☛ingredients: Romance Power™ Palette, Romance Wedding Power™ Palette Kit, Expressions of Baby Girl Vellum Accents, Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

What if there’s something in your heart that you really need to say and really want in your album – but you just can’t find any photos that match the mood? Is it “wrong” to spend a whole page without a single photo? Certainly not! This layout tells the love story that’s not told often enough, but should never be forgotten. That’s perfect fare for a photo album. Share your feelings and decorate them your way. ☛ingredients: Romance Power™ Palette, Friendship Micro Maker, Precious Elements™ Fine-Tip Pen (silver), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

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you gotta have faith in my heart Jill Ackerman

Jill Ackerman

If you’re going to put your heart into hand-cut enhancements like this cute, hanging heart, consider making them big to maximize the impact and minimize your repetition and time spent. This heart features a smooth-cut heart mounted on top for dimension, with a scallopcut heart as the foundation. Cut by hand, but remember to embrace the imperfections that make it hand-cut.

Symbols say so much. Sometimes telling some of your story in graphics rather than words lets you make your point beautifully and personally like in this brightly colored banner. A sticker, some Cardstock, a few quick cuts with a scissors and some Round-Tip Pens are all it takes.

☛ingredients: Pastel Power™ Palette, 12-inch Straight Trimmer, All-Purpose Scissors, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (white), Round-Tip Pen (pink), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Mini Heart Maker, Tape Runner

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☛ingredients: Cardstock (white, cranberry, gold, butter), Primary Power™ Palette, Primary Easter Power™ Palette Additions, Primary Football Power™ Palette Additions, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (white), Round-Tip Pen (black, yellow), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Custom Cutting System™ (circles), 12-inch Straight Trimmer, All-Purpose Scissors, Tape Runner

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mom’s faith

Jennifer Thompson

Kathleen Taylor

If all you have to celebrate a significant milestone is a single black-and-white photograph, consider making an extra decorative flourish or two to give some weight to the page. This layout takes one of the patterns from the background paper and cuts it out to become its own accent. To add extra dimension and impact, elevate the flourish off the page with some Foam Squares or tiny scraps of paper.

Never miss a chance to document the milestones that marked the direction of your journey before it even started. Look for chances to document and celebrate what you know about your parents and the generations that have come before you. This layout uses a single, strikingly cute photo to build attention for a description of Mom’s foundation of faith – and, by extension, the faith that fills the family today.

☛ingredients: Romance Power™ Palette, Fine-Tip Pen (black), All-Purpose Scissors, Tape Runner

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you gotta have faith in my heart Jill Ackerman

Jill Ackerman

If you’re going to put your heart into hand-cut enhancements like this cute, hanging heart, consider making them big to maximize the impact and minimize your repetition and time spent. This heart features a smooth-cut heart mounted on top for dimension, with a scallopcut heart as the foundation. Cut by hand, but remember to embrace the imperfections that make it hand-cut.

Symbols say so much. Sometimes telling some of your story in graphics rather than words lets you make your point beautifully and personally like in this brightly colored banner. A sticker, some Cardstock, a few quick cuts with a scissors and some Round-Tip Pens are all it takes.

☛ingredients: Pastel Power™ Palette, 12-inch Straight Trimmer, All-Purpose Scissors, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (white), Round-Tip Pen (pink), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Mini Heart Maker, Tape Runner

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☛ingredients: Cardstock (white, cranberry, gold, butter), Primary Power™ Palette, Primary Easter Power™ Palette Additions, Primary Football Power™ Palette Additions, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (white), Round-Tip Pen (black, yellow), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Custom Cutting System™ (circles), 12-inch Straight Trimmer, All-Purpose Scissors, Tape Runner

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mom’s faith

Jennifer Thompson

Kathleen Taylor

If all you have to celebrate a significant milestone is a single black-and-white photograph, consider making an extra decorative flourish or two to give some weight to the page. This layout takes one of the patterns from the background paper and cuts it out to become its own accent. To add extra dimension and impact, elevate the flourish off the page with some Foam Squares or tiny scraps of paper.

Never miss a chance to document the milestones that marked the direction of your journey before it even started. Look for chances to document and celebrate what you know about your parents and the generations that have come before you. This layout uses a single, strikingly cute photo to build attention for a description of Mom’s foundation of faith – and, by extension, the faith that fills the family today.

☛ingredients: Romance Power™ Palette, Fine-Tip Pen (black), All-Purpose Scissors, Tape Runner

☛ingredients: Jewel Achievements Power™ Palette Kit, Swirly Monogram Stickers (black), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (black), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

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nick kelsh

inspire finding ways to...

Photography has never lost its miraculous effect on me. With its almost magical ability to casually record an image of a human face, photography allows us to express our love for life with a piece of relatively inexpensive electronics. It’s too easy to take for granted. There’s nothing like it.

Over the years, when asked why I’m a photographer, I’ve always joked that it’s because I can’t draw. But it’s obviously much deeper than that. I was 14 when I realized that I could express myself with a camera in a way that I’d never done before. It gave me a voice at a time when I needed one. I still can’t draw. I still don’t care. It’s been such a gift. I’ve spent some of my happiest days alone in the woods with a camera. For some reason I remember a Tuesday morning, 7 a.m., bright sun, crystal clear air, 20 degrees, knee-deep snow, stunning blue sky, great camera. It was heaven. Natural beauty moves our spirit and makes us want to share it. There are very few people who can stand in the presence of a rainbow holding a camera and not take a picture.

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But some of my most satisfying photographs have been simple black-and-white portraits I’ve given as gifts. Their value is undiminished by the fact they are priceless to only a few. I remember thinking when I was a photo student that the most important photographs we have are hiding in wallets and purses. Today I would also add scrapbooks.

We are inspired by photography’s ability to produce a vision of a world that doesn’t always exist. That’s a good thing. When we ask two people to put their arms around each other and smile into the camera we are re-creating a little piece of the perfect world that lives in our minds and in our hearts. We ask them to smile because we believe in their inherent goodness and we want a piece of it that we can hold in our hands. If only it were so easy to spare them any pain and heartache. The blending of snapshots and scrapbooks represents another form of this personal perfect world. Together they produce an effect that neither one of them

makes alone. They are acts of hope and optimism. They are family treasures. They are as much an inspiration to today’s readers as they will be to our grandchildren’s grandchildren.

Never forget how wondrous photography is. Never forget where scrapbooks come from. Remember why you shoot photographs. Remember what they mean. Let the very best in you come out. Let your feelings show up on every page. Let your photographs and scrapbooks bear witness to your family. As much as I would like to believe that photography is the heart and soul of scrapbooking, it’s not – it’s the generous spirit of scrapbookers sharing the love they have for their family and friends with snapshots, colorful pieces of paper, and crack-andpeel stickers. NIck Kelsh is the photographer and author of How to Photograph Your Baby and How to Photograph Your Life. He also collaborated on two books with Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Anna Quindlen – Naked Babies and Siblings.

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nick kelsh

inspire finding ways to...

Photography has never lost its miraculous effect on me. With its almost magical ability to casually record an image of a human face, photography allows us to express our love for life with a piece of relatively inexpensive electronics. It’s too easy to take for granted. There’s nothing like it.

Over the years, when asked why I’m a photographer, I’ve always joked that it’s because I can’t draw. But it’s obviously much deeper than that. I was 14 when I realized that I could express myself with a camera in a way that I’d never done before. It gave me a voice at a time when I needed one. I still can’t draw. I still don’t care. It’s been such a gift. I’ve spent some of my happiest days alone in the woods with a camera. For some reason I remember a Tuesday morning, 7 a.m., bright sun, crystal clear air, 20 degrees, knee-deep snow, stunning blue sky, great camera. It was heaven. Natural beauty moves our spirit and makes us want to share it. There are very few people who can stand in the presence of a rainbow holding a camera and not take a picture.

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But some of my most satisfying photographs have been simple black-and-white portraits I’ve given as gifts. Their value is undiminished by the fact they are priceless to only a few. I remember thinking when I was a photo student that the most important photographs we have are hiding in wallets and purses. Today I would also add scrapbooks.

We are inspired by photography’s ability to produce a vision of a world that doesn’t always exist. That’s a good thing. When we ask two people to put their arms around each other and smile into the camera we are re-creating a little piece of the perfect world that lives in our minds and in our hearts. We ask them to smile because we believe in their inherent goodness and we want a piece of it that we can hold in our hands. If only it were so easy to spare them any pain and heartache. The blending of snapshots and scrapbooks represents another form of this personal perfect world. Together they produce an effect that neither one of them

makes alone. They are acts of hope and optimism. They are family treasures. They are as much an inspiration to today’s readers as they will be to our grandchildren’s grandchildren.

Never forget how wondrous photography is. Never forget where scrapbooks come from. Remember why you shoot photographs. Remember what they mean. Let the very best in you come out. Let your feelings show up on every page. Let your photographs and scrapbooks bear witness to your family. As much as I would like to believe that photography is the heart and soul of scrapbooking, it’s not – it’s the generous spirit of scrapbookers sharing the love they have for their family and friends with snapshots, colorful pieces of paper, and crack-andpeel stickers. NIck Kelsh is the photographer and author of How to Photograph Your Baby and How to Photograph Your Life. He also collaborated on two books with Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Anna Quindlen – Naked Babies and Siblings.

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amateur photographer Jenny Dammann

it’s a

wild world If you know where to look, inspiration is just outside your door. Life and death, light and dark, growth and decay, they’re all there on display every day. What stories will you find there to tell? What lessons has nature taught you? Teach us. Let these ideas get you started. Then let your imagination go.

B listers from hiking. Sweat stains from the heat. Sore muscles from our backpacks. So many sunsets. Too few sunrises. Thousands of miles in the car. Nature at our fingertips. More than 8,000 incredible shots of our summer adventures. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (black, brick), Expressions of Travel Vellum Accents, Geometric Multi-Maker, Round-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

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amateur photographer Jenny Dammann

it’s a

wild world If you know where to look, inspiration is just outside your door. Life and death, light and dark, growth and decay, they’re all there on display every day. What stories will you find there to tell? What lessons has nature taught you? Teach us. Let these ideas get you started. Then let your imagination go.

B listers from hiking. Sweat stains from the heat. Sore muscles from our backpacks. So many sunsets. Too few sunrises. Thousands of miles in the car. Nature at our fingertips. More than 8,000 incredible shots of our summer adventures. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (black, brick), Expressions of Travel Vellum Accents, Geometric Multi-Maker, Round-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

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it’s a wild world

walter’s story Jenny Dammann

fish tales told here Jill Ackerman

What better way to capture your fishing trip than with a photo of a gorgeous summer evening and stunning papers that complement a perfect sunset. Create your vision by centering your photo, surrounding it with embellishments and telling your favorite fish story. Then go fish! ☛ingredients: Earthy Serenity Power™ Palette Kit, Jewel Power™ Palette, Jewel PicFolio® Milestones Kit, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (black), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

it’s a natural fact Stefanie Hamilton

Never forget the journaling! Use a sharp, clear, blocked layout like this to give yourself flexibility to say just the right thing. Determine how much you have to say, then grid out your layout and crop your photos accordingly! On the left-hand side, see what a simple butterfly your Paisley Maker can make! ☛ingredients: Cardstock (cement), Primary Zoo Power™ Palette Additions, Corner Maker, Paisley Maker, Fine-Tip Pen (brown), ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Tape Runner

Every turtle tells a story, doesn’t it? And, while it may not be fast-paced, it’s definitely worth telling! The “notepad” look for Walter’s story is a fun little addition that’s so easy to do. This layout starts with a piece of Ruled Paper, then uses the Bubble Maker to punch the holes across the top. Tear the holes open with a pen and you’re done. ☛ingredients: Earthy Power™ Palette, Primary Power™ Palette, Disney© Hannah Montana Power™ Palette Additions, Bubble Maker, Circle Maker, Mini Circle Maker, Friendship Micro Maker, 12-inch Straight Trimmer, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (black), Tape Runner

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it’s a wild world

walter’s story Jenny Dammann

fish tales told here Jill Ackerman

What better way to capture your fishing trip than with a photo of a gorgeous summer evening and stunning papers that complement a perfect sunset. Create your vision by centering your photo, surrounding it with embellishments and telling your favorite fish story. Then go fish! ☛ingredients: Earthy Serenity Power™ Palette Kit, Jewel Power™ Palette, Jewel PicFolio® Milestones Kit, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (black), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

it’s a natural fact Stefanie Hamilton

Never forget the journaling! Use a sharp, clear, blocked layout like this to give yourself flexibility to say just the right thing. Determine how much you have to say, then grid out your layout and crop your photos accordingly! On the left-hand side, see what a simple butterfly your Paisley Maker can make! ☛ingredients: Cardstock (cement), Primary Zoo Power™ Palette Additions, Corner Maker, Paisley Maker, Fine-Tip Pen (brown), ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Tape Runner

Every turtle tells a story, doesn’t it? And, while it may not be fast-paced, it’s definitely worth telling! The “notepad” look for Walter’s story is a fun little addition that’s so easy to do. This layout starts with a piece of Ruled Paper, then uses the Bubble Maker to punch the holes across the top. Tear the holes open with a pen and you’re done. ☛ingredients: Earthy Power™ Palette, Primary Power™ Palette, Disney© Hannah Montana Power™ Palette Additions, Bubble Maker, Circle Maker, Mini Circle Maker, Friendship Micro Maker, 12-inch Straight Trimmer, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (black), Tape Runner

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yum

Stephanie Vetne

sunrise Renée Stranne

Everyone has their own tricks for picking colors in their layouts. Sometimes it works well to pick a prominent, recurring color from your photos and match that. Sometimes you can get just the right look by matching the color of a single important element in your photos. In this layout, a series of paper and flower colors combine to enhance the colors of the sunrise in the photo. Consider color combinations when you’re showcasing photos of the big game (complement your team’s uniform colors) or spectacular fall scenery. ☛ingredients: Primary Power™ Palette, Cardstock (black), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Delightful Paper Flowers, 12-inch Straight Trimmer, Tearing Tool, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (white), Tape Runner

find the fantastic Chrissy Wood

One risk with pictures of colorful subjects like flowers is that, if you’re not selective, they can get overwhelming. Try this: Find what’s truly fantastic in each image and crop down to just that. In addition to drawing attention to the heart of your subjects, you’ll leave yourself room to include more photos.

The warmth of the sun

☛ingredients: Primary Power™ Palette, Disney Vacation Power™ Palette Kit, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Custom Cutting System™ (circles) Circle Maker, Mini Circle Maker, Friendship Micro Maker, Meadow Micro Maker, Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

and the crisp fall air made it the perfect day for apple picking. As if laughing and joking together wasn’t enough fun, afterward we got to explore the fall foods from the Farmers’ Market. The colors. The smells. The luscious fruit available for picking. Yum. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (clay), Primary Christmas Power™ Palette Kit, Simple Monogram Stickers (black), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (black), Fine-Tip Pen (blue), Round-Tip Pen (blue), Tape Runner

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Stephanie Vetne

sunrise Renée Stranne

Everyone has their own tricks for picking colors in their layouts. Sometimes it works well to pick a prominent, recurring color from your photos and match that. Sometimes you can get just the right look by matching the color of a single important element in your photos. In this layout, a series of paper and flower colors combine to enhance the colors of the sunrise in the photo. Consider color combinations when you’re showcasing photos of the big game (complement your team’s uniform colors) or spectacular fall scenery. ☛ingredients: Primary Power™ Palette, Cardstock (black), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Delightful Paper Flowers, 12-inch Straight Trimmer, Tearing Tool, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (white), Tape Runner

find the fantastic Chrissy Wood

One risk with pictures of colorful subjects like flowers is that, if you’re not selective, they can get overwhelming. Try this: Find what’s truly fantastic in each image and crop down to just that. In addition to drawing attention to the heart of your subjects, you’ll leave yourself room to include more photos.

The warmth of the sun

☛ingredients: Primary Power™ Palette, Disney Vacation Power™ Palette Kit, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Custom Cutting System™ (circles) Circle Maker, Mini Circle Maker, Friendship Micro Maker, Meadow Micro Maker, Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

and the crisp fall air made it the perfect day for apple picking. As if laughing and joking together wasn’t enough fun, afterward we got to explore the fall foods from the Farmers’ Market. The colors. The smells. The luscious fruit available for picking. Yum. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (clay), Primary Christmas Power™ Palette Kit, Simple Monogram Stickers (black), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (black), Fine-Tip Pen (blue), Round-Tip Pen (blue), Tape Runner

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fun flowers Deanna Kroll

The Delightful Paper Flowers in the bottom right corner make a fast and fantastic addition to this spread of summer wishes. Flower stems cut from Cardstock complete the look. ☛ingredients: Jewel Power™ Palette, Pastel Power™ Palette, Delightful Paper Flowers, Precision Point™ Adhesive, Fine-Tip Pen (twilight), Round-Tip Pen (cocoa), Cardstock (honeydew, brown), Swirly Monogram Stickers, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (white), Tearing Tool, Tape Runner.

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fun flowers Deanna Kroll

The Delightful Paper Flowers in the bottom right corner make a fast and fantastic addition to this spread of summer wishes. Flower stems cut from Cardstock complete the look. ☛ingredients: Jewel Power™ Palette, Pastel Power™ Palette, Delightful Paper Flowers, Precision Point™ Adhesive, Fine-Tip Pen (twilight), Round-Tip Pen (cocoa), Cardstock (honeydew, brown), Swirly Monogram Stickers, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (white), Tearing Tool, Tape Runner.

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it’s a wild world

an autumn day Jen Pohl

speechless Patter Cross

Sometimes your vacation pictures just speak for themselves! This layout lets some arresting images take center stage. If you’d like, you can add fun little details like the simple stitching shown here. To make the heart shape in the top corner, just wet a strip of one of our designer papers and fold it into a heart shape. This one’s quickly stitched on. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (white), Jewel Power™ Palette, Jewel Spring Power™ Palette Additions, White Ruled Paper, Corner Maker, Circle Maker, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Simple Monogram Stickers (brown), Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

as time goes by Renée Stranne

Look for chances to show a whole series or progression in one set of photos. Try before/ during/after that big project. Or maybe go from soup to nuts in that special, fancy meal. Or, as in this example, show a special spot in all seasons. These series of photos make interesting and engaging comparisons and contrasts. And take a look at the paper tears above and below the photos. When you use your Tearing Tool on the darker paper, the white shows through for a “dusting of snow” feeling (perfect for a layout of Minnesota seasons!).

Contrasts call f aention.

☛ingredients: Earthy Power™ Palette, Jewel Power™ Palette, Jewel Winter Power™ Palette Additions, Jewel Autumn Power™ Palette Additions, Jewel Summer Power™ Palette Additions, Jewel Spring Power™ Palette Additions, Tearing Tool, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (white), 12-inch Straight Trimmer, Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Corner Maker, Tape Runner

That’s what makes these colors pop so well off the black background. A clean, black background with lots of breathing room is a wonderful way to really highlight and show off a special, colorful photo. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (black, white), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Earthy Autumn Power™ Palette Additions, Primary Autumn Power™ Palette Additions, Delightful Paper Flowers, Meadow Micro Maker, Custom Cutting System™ (circles), Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Precious Elements™ Metallic Fine-Tip Pen (silver), Tape Runner

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it’s a wild world

an autumn day Jen Pohl

speechless Patter Cross

Sometimes your vacation pictures just speak for themselves! This layout lets some arresting images take center stage. If you’d like, you can add fun little details like the simple stitching shown here. To make the heart shape in the top corner, just wet a strip of one of our designer papers and fold it into a heart shape. This one’s quickly stitched on. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (white), Jewel Power™ Palette, Jewel Spring Power™ Palette Additions, White Ruled Paper, Corner Maker, Circle Maker, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Simple Monogram Stickers (brown), Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

as time goes by Renée Stranne

Look for chances to show a whole series or progression in one set of photos. Try before/ during/after that big project. Or maybe go from soup to nuts in that special, fancy meal. Or, as in this example, show a special spot in all seasons. These series of photos make interesting and engaging comparisons and contrasts. And take a look at the paper tears above and below the photos. When you use your Tearing Tool on the darker paper, the white shows through for a “dusting of snow” feeling (perfect for a layout of Minnesota seasons!).

Contrasts call f aention.

☛ingredients: Earthy Power™ Palette, Jewel Power™ Palette, Jewel Winter Power™ Palette Additions, Jewel Autumn Power™ Palette Additions, Jewel Summer Power™ Palette Additions, Jewel Spring Power™ Palette Additions, Tearing Tool, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (white), 12-inch Straight Trimmer, Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Corner Maker, Tape Runner

That’s what makes these colors pop so well off the black background. A clean, black background with lots of breathing room is a wonderful way to really highlight and show off a special, colorful photo. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (black, white), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Earthy Autumn Power™ Palette Additions, Primary Autumn Power™ Palette Additions, Delightful Paper Flowers, Meadow Micro Maker, Custom Cutting System™ (circles), Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Precious Elements™ Metallic Fine-Tip Pen (silver), Tape Runner

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it’s a wild world

it’s a wild world i meant to do that

what do you see?

Becky Heisler

Jill Ackerman

Creative Memories offers a great selection of Shape Makers and Custom Cutting System™ patterns to help you create beautiful, perfect shapes quickly and accurately. But another wonderful way to get interesting embellishments quickly is to simply embrace your imperfections and do it yourself! For example, most of these circles are torn, rather than cut. The result is “circles” with interesting imperfections and dimensions.

One person’s garden crop is another’s divine reminder. If a photo speaks to you, be sure to capture what it says. Otherwise, a few years down the road, these are just some pictures of flowers. ☛ingredients: Jewel Spring Power™ Palette Additions, Disney® Vacation Power™ Palette Kit, Pastel Spring Power™ Palette Additions, Simple Monogram Stickers (Brown), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Tape Runner

☛ ☛ingredients: Earthy Power™ Palette, Earthy Autumn Power™ Palette Additions, Primary Autumn Power™ Palette Additions, Pastel Power™ Palette, Cardstock (black), Swirly Monogram Stickers (black), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Round-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

puddles of fun

falling leaves

Addie Rysavy

Nicole Henrichs

Playing in puddles is great fun and your page layout can be too! Make a splash with great pictures, colorful papers and strips of Delightful Paper Ribbon. Don’t forget to journal about the puddles of fun he had that day wearing mud boots and driving his truck through the water.

Looking for a quick way to add some fun to your designs and your journaling all at once? Always be on the lookout for chances to make a sticker or enhancement a relevant part of your page heading. In this case, the photo calls out for a classic description like “What goes up….” By just adding the arrow sticker, you inject even more fun and action.

☛ingredients: Disney Vacation Power™ Palette Kit, Discover Baby Boy Power™ Palette Kit, Romance Power™ Palette, Delightful Paper Ribbon, White Ruled Paper, Swirly Monogram Stickers (brown), Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

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it’s a wild world

it’s a wild world i meant to do that

what do you see?

Becky Heisler

Jill Ackerman

Creative Memories offers a great selection of Shape Makers and Custom Cutting System™ patterns to help you create beautiful, perfect shapes quickly and accurately. But another wonderful way to get interesting embellishments quickly is to simply embrace your imperfections and do it yourself! For example, most of these circles are torn, rather than cut. The result is “circles” with interesting imperfections and dimensions.

One person’s garden crop is another’s divine reminder. If a photo speaks to you, be sure to capture what it says. Otherwise, a few years down the road, these are just some pictures of flowers. ☛ingredients: Jewel Spring Power™ Palette Additions, Disney® Vacation Power™ Palette Kit, Pastel Spring Power™ Palette Additions, Simple Monogram Stickers (Brown), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Tape Runner

☛ ☛ingredients: Earthy Power™ Palette, Earthy Autumn Power™ Palette Additions, Primary Autumn Power™ Palette Additions, Pastel Power™ Palette, Cardstock (black), Swirly Monogram Stickers (black), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Round-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

puddles of fun

falling leaves

Addie Rysavy

Nicole Henrichs

Playing in puddles is great fun and your page layout can be too! Make a splash with great pictures, colorful papers and strips of Delightful Paper Ribbon. Don’t forget to journal about the puddles of fun he had that day wearing mud boots and driving his truck through the water.

Looking for a quick way to add some fun to your designs and your journaling all at once? Always be on the lookout for chances to make a sticker or enhancement a relevant part of your page heading. In this case, the photo calls out for a classic description like “What goes up….” By just adding the arrow sticker, you inject even more fun and action.

☛ingredients: Disney Vacation Power™ Palette Kit, Discover Baby Boy Power™ Palette Kit, Romance Power™ Palette, Delightful Paper Ribbon, White Ruled Paper, Swirly Monogram Stickers (brown), Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

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Jill Ackerman

life lessons

homemade happiness

How do you plan on sharing the lessons you’ve learned with the world? (Or, just as importantly, how do you plan on documenting them to remind yourself?) Capture those moments of clarity, because wisdom is a tremendous source of inspiration. What about a page in your album that explains the importance of stopping to smell the roses just like Grandma taught you? Or a page confirming what Mom taught you about always wearing clean underwear? What else have you learned? Let these ideas get you started. Then let your imagination go.

When we gather around the kitchen table, it isn’t just dinner. It’s an experience. Before anyone takes a bite, tongues are salivating with the goodness of our homegrown food. From delicious garden vegetables to succulent fruits and flavorful beef, we’ve discovered happiness really is a simple thing. ☛ingredients: Jewel Power™ Palette, Swirly Monogram Stickers (black), Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (black), Cardstock (black), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

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Jill Ackerman

life lessons

homemade happiness

How do you plan on sharing the lessons you’ve learned with the world? (Or, just as importantly, how do you plan on documenting them to remind yourself?) Capture those moments of clarity, because wisdom is a tremendous source of inspiration. What about a page in your album that explains the importance of stopping to smell the roses just like Grandma taught you? Or a page confirming what Mom taught you about always wearing clean underwear? What else have you learned? Let these ideas get you started. Then let your imagination go.

When we gather around the kitchen table, it isn’t just dinner. It’s an experience. Before anyone takes a bite, tongues are salivating with the goodness of our homegrown food. From delicious garden vegetables to succulent fruits and flavorful beef, we’ve discovered happiness really is a simple thing. ☛ingredients: Jewel Power™ Palette, Swirly Monogram Stickers (black), Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (black), Cardstock (black), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

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life lessons

emma at the er Aimee Schirado

reminisce special places Kristina Proffitt

Life’s simple pleasures include a place to call your own. You invite all your friends into your fort – a cozy safe haven of blankets for everything you love. Four photos with one rounded corner each frame the main photograph and a few simple accents and some journaling bring together the imagination moments of a little girl. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (clay), original Little Girl Album Kit (no longer available), Disney© Pooh Power™ Palette Additions, Circle Maker, Square Maker, Delightful Paper Flowers, Friendship Micro Maker, Corner Maker, White Ruled Paper, Tape Runner

serene moments Kristina Proffitt

Serenity can be found in the simplest moments. Here, a mother captures the serene and peaceful moments shared with her daughter on their walk. This simple layout brings out the colors in her daughter’s shirt, and her journaling shares her feelings about this special time with her daughter. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (white), Jewel Power™ Palette, Primary Power™ Palette, Friendship Micro Maker, Round-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

Yesterday life was about paying bills and getting the kids to their games on time. Today, the power of prayer has never felt so real. The desperate drive to the emergency room, waiting for the doctor’s diagnosis and a healthy baby girl at day’s end. That’s all that matters.

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life lessons

emma at the er Aimee Schirado

reminisce special places Kristina Proffitt

Life’s simple pleasures include a place to call your own. You invite all your friends into your fort – a cozy safe haven of blankets for everything you love. Four photos with one rounded corner each frame the main photograph and a few simple accents and some journaling bring together the imagination moments of a little girl. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (clay), original Little Girl Album Kit (no longer available), Disney© Pooh Power™ Palette Additions, Circle Maker, Square Maker, Delightful Paper Flowers, Friendship Micro Maker, Corner Maker, White Ruled Paper, Tape Runner

serene moments Kristina Proffitt

Serenity can be found in the simplest moments. Here, a mother captures the serene and peaceful moments shared with her daughter on their walk. This simple layout brings out the colors in her daughter’s shirt, and her journaling shares her feelings about this special time with her daughter. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (white), Jewel Power™ Palette, Primary Power™ Palette, Friendship Micro Maker, Round-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

Yesterday life was about paying bills and getting the kids to their games on time. Today, the power of prayer has never felt so real. The desperate drive to the emergency room, waiting for the doctor’s diagnosis and a healthy baby girl at day’s end. That’s all that matters.

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one of a kind

life lessons

Jenny Dammann

get a little goofy Kathleen Taylor

Show off the silly side of life. This unconventional holiday card scene is great because it shows off this family’s playful spirit. Keep your camera handy so you can snap spontaneous photos. Then find the opportunity to incorporate something into your layout that makes you laugh. ☛ingredients: Wishes & Dreams Kit, Cardstock (black, clay, spiced cider), Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (white), Scallop Circle Maker, Tape Runner

love grows and it shows Renée Stranne

A simple house brings everyone closer together to make memories full of love. A simple layout with simple borders accentuates the two blackand-white photos on the page. This quiet, home sweet home design also adds emphasis to a favorite quote.

Mom’s a colorful character...

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with a big heart. Every time I look at this picture of Mom when she was young, I smile, knowing that she has always been one of a kind. She spent hours coloring this black and white photo for her mother, after overhearing her wish for just one colored portrait of her daughter. The black and white one was all Grandma could afford. The photograph, red lips and all, was proudly displayed for years in her family’s home. Now, it takes a place of honor in my scrapbook. MULTIPHOTO OPTION

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life lessons

Jenny Dammann

get a little goofy Kathleen Taylor

Show off the silly side of life. This unconventional holiday card scene is great because it shows off this family’s playful spirit. Keep your camera handy so you can snap spontaneous photos. Then find the opportunity to incorporate something into your layout that makes you laugh. ☛ingredients: Wishes & Dreams Kit, Cardstock (black, clay, spiced cider), Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (white), Scallop Circle Maker, Tape Runner

love grows and it shows Renée Stranne

A simple house brings everyone closer together to make memories full of love. A simple layout with simple borders accentuates the two blackand-white photos on the page. This quiet, home sweet home design also adds emphasis to a favorite quote.

Mom’s a colorful character...

☛ingredients: Earthy Power™ Palette, Primary Power™ Palette, Sweet Heart Maker, Fine-Tip Pen (black), Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Tape Runner

with a big heart. Every time I look at this picture of Mom when she was young, I smile, knowing that she has always been one of a kind. She spent hours coloring this black and white photo for her mother, after overhearing her wish for just one colored portrait of her daughter. The black and white one was all Grandma could afford. The photograph, red lips and all, was proudly displayed for years in her family’s home. Now, it takes a place of honor in my scrapbook. MULTIPHOTO OPTION

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mishaps make for great journaling Kathleen Taylor

crazy in love Kristina Proffitt

If you’re crazy about Doris, who just happens to be a vacuum cleaner, doesn’t she deserve her own page? Thank her for making you love to vacuum with a simple layout featuring a picture and surrounding it with hearts made with our Heart Maker. Make it a clean sweep with a title, a joy sticker and strips of journaling. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (clay, white, cranberry), Primary Power™ Palette, Heart Maker, Simple Monogram Stickers (black), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (black), Tape Runner

proof positive Addie Rysavy

Some friendships really do last forever. The proof is in the pictures. Show off your friends’ personalities with an assortment of Power Palette papers and Delightful Paper Flowers. Let Monogram Stickers and journaling tell your story. It’s proof positive that your friends are true blue. ☛ingredients: Discover Power™ Palette, Earthy Power™ Palette, Jewel Heritage Power™ Palette Kit, Delightful Paper Flowers, Simple Monogram Stickers (white), Tearing Tool, AllPurpose Scissors, Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Round-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

A lost key, a daughter’s chagrin, and the discovery that Dad has a spare key… Enhanced by the single photo of the key, this layout tells a story that’s sure to be a laugh at family gatherings for years to come. You don’t need a lot of photos to enjoy the story here. In fact, using one simple photo leaves more space to add playful enhancements that complement the story. ☛ingredients: Jewel Achievements Power™ Palette Kit, Expressions of Baby Boy Vellum Accents, 12-inch Straight Trimmer, Corner Maker, Round-Tip Pen (black), Cardstock (black), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (white), Simple Monogram Stickers (white), Tape Runner

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mishaps make for great journaling Kathleen Taylor

crazy in love Kristina Proffitt

If you’re crazy about Doris, who just happens to be a vacuum cleaner, doesn’t she deserve her own page? Thank her for making you love to vacuum with a simple layout featuring a picture and surrounding it with hearts made with our Heart Maker. Make it a clean sweep with a title, a joy sticker and strips of journaling. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (clay, white, cranberry), Primary Power™ Palette, Heart Maker, Simple Monogram Stickers (black), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (black), Tape Runner

proof positive Addie Rysavy

Some friendships really do last forever. The proof is in the pictures. Show off your friends’ personalities with an assortment of Power Palette papers and Delightful Paper Flowers. Let Monogram Stickers and journaling tell your story. It’s proof positive that your friends are true blue. ☛ingredients: Discover Power™ Palette, Earthy Power™ Palette, Jewel Heritage Power™ Palette Kit, Delightful Paper Flowers, Simple Monogram Stickers (white), Tearing Tool, AllPurpose Scissors, Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Round-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

A lost key, a daughter’s chagrin, and the discovery that Dad has a spare key… Enhanced by the single photo of the key, this layout tells a story that’s sure to be a laugh at family gatherings for years to come. You don’t need a lot of photos to enjoy the story here. In fact, using one simple photo leaves more space to add playful enhancements that complement the story. ☛ingredients: Jewel Achievements Power™ Palette Kit, Expressions of Baby Boy Vellum Accents, 12-inch Straight Trimmer, Corner Maker, Round-Tip Pen (black), Cardstock (black), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (white), Simple Monogram Stickers (white), Tape Runner

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love and stitches Melissa Ullmann

Our family has a common thread that stitches us together with love. And each stitch is a story and these memories are sewn year after year. This home-spun layout uses hearts, flowers and simple “stitches” (using a pen) to accent the photographs. Color and black-and-white photos blend seamlessly (no pun intended) to create a two-page story of friendship that will never unravel. ☛ingredients: Romance Power™ Palette, Sweet Heart Maker, Simple Monogram Stickers (white), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (white), Delightful Paper Flowers, Tape Runner

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love and stitches Melissa Ullmann

Our family has a common thread that stitches us together with love. And each stitch is a story and these memories are sewn year after year. This home-spun layout uses hearts, flowers and simple “stitches” (using a pen) to accent the photographs. Color and black-and-white photos blend seamlessly (no pun intended) to create a two-page story of friendship that will never unravel. ☛ingredients: Romance Power™ Palette, Sweet Heart Maker, Simple Monogram Stickers (white), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (white), Delightful Paper Flowers, Tape Runner

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what grandma taught me Melissa Ullmann

up close and personal Stephanie Vetne

The love of family spans generations…like a father hands down his love of fishing and a grandmother passes on her passion for antiques. One photo on a page highlights this meaningful relationship, and if you can’t tell they care deeply for one another, the three love stickers are there to remind you. A combination of four stickers layered together provides the perfect backdrop for words of love. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (black, clay), Romance Power™ Palette, Circle Maker, Corner Maker, Fine-Tip Pen (brown), Tape Runner

double scoop Jill Ackerman

Your first job rates a double scoop of photos and sprinkles of handmade paper letters and colorful accents. Top it off with a few words. It’s simple and sweet! ☛ ☛ingredients: Delight Power™ Palette, Fine-Tip Pen (black), Round-Tip Pen (black), All-Purpose Scissors, Tape Runner

What’s a legacy a loved one has left to you? Create a layout to honor a role model in your life. This layout honors a woman’s grandmother and the life lessons she’s passed on to her. It also illustrates a unique way to use the same image multiple times in a layout. A different “lesson” per picture makes each one unique. ☛ingredients: Pastel Power™ Palette, Pastel Autumn Power™ Palette Additions, Cardstock (brick, cloud), Meadow Micro Maker, Fine-Tip Pen (sugarplum), Tag Maker, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (white), Circle Maker, Tape Runner

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what grandma taught me Melissa Ullmann

up close and personal Stephanie Vetne

The love of family spans generations…like a father hands down his love of fishing and a grandmother passes on her passion for antiques. One photo on a page highlights this meaningful relationship, and if you can’t tell they care deeply for one another, the three love stickers are there to remind you. A combination of four stickers layered together provides the perfect backdrop for words of love. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (black, clay), Romance Power™ Palette, Circle Maker, Corner Maker, Fine-Tip Pen (brown), Tape Runner

double scoop Jill Ackerman

Your first job rates a double scoop of photos and sprinkles of handmade paper letters and colorful accents. Top it off with a few words. It’s simple and sweet! ☛ ☛ingredients: Delight Power™ Palette, Fine-Tip Pen (black), Round-Tip Pen (black), All-Purpose Scissors, Tape Runner

What’s a legacy a loved one has left to you? Create a layout to honor a role model in your life. This layout honors a woman’s grandmother and the life lessons she’s passed on to her. It also illustrates a unique way to use the same image multiple times in a layout. A different “lesson” per picture makes each one unique. ☛ingredients: Pastel Power™ Palette, Pastel Autumn Power™ Palette Additions, Cardstock (brick, cloud), Meadow Micro Maker, Fine-Tip Pen (sugarplum), Tag Maker, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (white), Circle Maker, Tape Runner

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nyc

Lisa Kisch

on the go Whoever it was that said, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey,” obviously never spent two weeks going cross-country in the back of a Plymouth Sport Suburban. A few days in it becomes all about the destination…any destination. So where have you been? What have you seen? Tell your tall tales of travel. Let these ideas get you started. Then let your imagination go.

One 30th birthday. One baby on the way. One trip to New York City. We’ve erased memories of the hot sun beating down on us in Central Park and the swollen feet from too much walking, but we can’t forget celebrating life’s blessings in the city where dreams come true. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (cloud), Calendar Paper Pack, Calendar Month Titles, Jewel Power™ Palette, Galaxy Micro Maker, Simple Monogram Stickers (black), Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (black), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

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Lisa Kisch

on the go Whoever it was that said, “It’s not the destination, it’s the journey,” obviously never spent two weeks going cross-country in the back of a Plymouth Sport Suburban. A few days in it becomes all about the destination…any destination. So where have you been? What have you seen? Tell your tall tales of travel. Let these ideas get you started. Then let your imagination go.

One 30th birthday. One baby on the way. One trip to New York City. We’ve erased memories of the hot sun beating down on us in Central Park and the swollen feet from too much walking, but we can’t forget celebrating life’s blessings in the city where dreams come true. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (cloud), Calendar Paper Pack, Calendar Month Titles, Jewel Power™ Palette, Galaxy Micro Maker, Simple Monogram Stickers (black), Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (black), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

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the shell connection Patter Cross

style and substance Stephanie Vetne

This layout features a scenic photo. A photo that looks pretty but tells you nothing on its own. That’s where the journaling comes in. Capture not only the place but also why you’re there, the way it makes you feel, the smells, sights and sounds. With the added value and depth of journaling, it becomes so much more than a pretty picture. It becomes your story. ☛ingredients: Jewel Vacation Power™ Palette Kit, Cardstock (white), White Ruled Paper, Fine-Tip Pen (brown), Round-Tip Pen (blue), Custom Cutting System™ (circles), Tape Runner

winter in paradise Helen McCain

Winter isn’t a place, it’s a season. Meaning you still have plenty of reasons to create a winter layout even if the place you’re in doesn’t have snow and cold. (In fact, you probably have some envious cold-climate friends with whom to share your layout.) The soft pastel colors are the perfect complement to the lush palm trees, adding a cozy appeal to this non-traditional winter wonderland. ☛ingredients: Pastel Winter Power™ Palette Additions, Cardstock (white), All-Purpose Scissors, 12-inch Straight Trimmer, Round-Tip Pen (cocoa), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (white, brown), Tape Runner

It was so much me than just collecting seashells on the beach. Her actions spoke of healing. Courage. Change. A brighter future. We couldn’t take away her pain and suffering, but we could remember how she had grown through her trials. And just like a seashell, she was being refined inside and out. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (cloud), Jewel Winter Power Palette Additions, Pastel Power Palette, White Ruled Paper, Tearing Tool, Circle Maker, Friendship Micro Maker, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Expressions of Faith Vellum Accents, Delightful Paper Flowers, Fine-Tip Pen (twilight), Round-Tip Pen (twilight), Tape Runner

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on the go

the shell connection Patter Cross

style and substance Stephanie Vetne

This layout features a scenic photo. A photo that looks pretty but tells you nothing on its own. That’s where the journaling comes in. Capture not only the place but also why you’re there, the way it makes you feel, the smells, sights and sounds. With the added value and depth of journaling, it becomes so much more than a pretty picture. It becomes your story. ☛ingredients: Jewel Vacation Power™ Palette Kit, Cardstock (white), White Ruled Paper, Fine-Tip Pen (brown), Round-Tip Pen (blue), Custom Cutting System™ (circles), Tape Runner

winter in paradise Helen McCain

Winter isn’t a place, it’s a season. Meaning you still have plenty of reasons to create a winter layout even if the place you’re in doesn’t have snow and cold. (In fact, you probably have some envious cold-climate friends with whom to share your layout.) The soft pastel colors are the perfect complement to the lush palm trees, adding a cozy appeal to this non-traditional winter wonderland. ☛ingredients: Pastel Winter Power™ Palette Additions, Cardstock (white), All-Purpose Scissors, 12-inch Straight Trimmer, Round-Tip Pen (cocoa), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (white, brown), Tape Runner

It was so much me than just collecting seashells on the beach. Her actions spoke of healing. Courage. Change. A brighter future. We couldn’t take away her pain and suffering, but we could remember how she had grown through her trials. And just like a seashell, she was being refined inside and out. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (cloud), Jewel Winter Power Palette Additions, Pastel Power Palette, White Ruled Paper, Tearing Tool, Circle Maker, Friendship Micro Maker, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Expressions of Faith Vellum Accents, Delightful Paper Flowers, Fine-Tip Pen (twilight), Round-Tip Pen (twilight), Tape Runner

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nick’s top 4 Jill Ackerman

wide open spaces Stephanie Vetne

Simple, striking and photo-focused… your layout can be too! Pick color tones that complement your photos and don’t be afraid of white space. You’ll notice the white space in this layout makes the photos really pop. The key to pulling off this look is the neat, crisp appearance of the photos and border. ☛ingredients: Primary High School Power™ Palette Kit, Jewel Vacation Power™ Palette Kit, Cardstock (white), White Ruled Paper, Jewel Autumn Power™ Palette Additions, Expressions of Travel Vellum Accents, Circle Maker, Fine-Tip Pen (blue), Tape Runner

round about Stephanie Vetne

Soft blues dominate the scenery in this lovely layout. This is where the Corner Maker comes in handy – to keep the soft feel flowing through this layout, the outer corners have all been rounded. When you have a terrific photo that sets the scene for a page (such as the photo of the ship), enlarge it and keep the rest simple. ☛ingredients: Jewel Vacation Power™ Palette Kit, Cardstock (white), Corner Maker, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (brown), FineTip Pen (brown), Tape Runner

He’s boy. All boy. And the only thing that kept him going last winter when he was sitting in a stuffy classroom was dreaming of long, hot summer days filled with riding, fishing, swimming and camping. The land of no rules, no homework and no bedtime is what my little boy dreams of. ☛ingredients: Disney© Vacation Power™ Palette, Swirly Monogram Stickers (brown), Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Custom Cutting System™ (circles), Fine-Tip Pen (twilight, cocoa), Precious Elements™ Fine-Tip Pen (gold), Round-Tip Pen (yellow), Tape Runner

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nick’s top 4 Jill Ackerman

wide open spaces Stephanie Vetne

Simple, striking and photo-focused… your layout can be too! Pick color tones that complement your photos and don’t be afraid of white space. You’ll notice the white space in this layout makes the photos really pop. The key to pulling off this look is the neat, crisp appearance of the photos and border. ☛ingredients: Primary High School Power™ Palette Kit, Jewel Vacation Power™ Palette Kit, Cardstock (white), White Ruled Paper, Jewel Autumn Power™ Palette Additions, Expressions of Travel Vellum Accents, Circle Maker, Fine-Tip Pen (blue), Tape Runner

round about Stephanie Vetne

Soft blues dominate the scenery in this lovely layout. This is where the Corner Maker comes in handy – to keep the soft feel flowing through this layout, the outer corners have all been rounded. When you have a terrific photo that sets the scene for a page (such as the photo of the ship), enlarge it and keep the rest simple. ☛ingredients: Jewel Vacation Power™ Palette Kit, Cardstock (white), Corner Maker, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (brown), FineTip Pen (brown), Tape Runner

He’s boy. All boy. And the only thing that kept him going last winter when he was sitting in a stuffy classroom was dreaming of long, hot summer days filled with riding, fishing, swimming and camping. The land of no rules, no homework and no bedtime is what my little boy dreams of. ☛ingredients: Disney© Vacation Power™ Palette, Swirly Monogram Stickers (brown), Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Custom Cutting System™ (circles), Fine-Tip Pen (twilight, cocoa), Precious Elements™ Fine-Tip Pen (gold), Round-Tip Pen (yellow), Tape Runner

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off to the races Kathleen Taylor

Wild about wheels? Create tires for your layout using the Circle Maker. The tires shown here were made by punching circles out of paper. Then, center the larger circle around the smaller hole left in your paper and punch out a ring. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (white), Disney© Vacation Power™ Palette Kit, Jewel Achievements Power™ Palette Kit, Romance Power™ Palette, Star Maker, Circle Maker, Mini Circle Maker, Tag Maker, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (black), Tape Runner

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off to the races Kathleen Taylor

Wild about wheels? Create tires for your layout using the Circle Maker. The tires shown here were made by punching circles out of paper. Then, center the larger circle around the smaller hole left in your paper and punch out a ring. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (white), Disney© Vacation Power™ Palette Kit, Jewel Achievements Power™ Palette Kit, Romance Power™ Palette, Star Maker, Circle Maker, Mini Circle Maker, Tag Maker, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (black), Tape Runner

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on the go

on the go day by day

tag along

Stefanie Hamilton

Kathleen Taylor

Turn your journaling into a day-by-day account of your adventures by accenting it with the Calendar Week Stickers. Pair it up with a calendar-like collage of photos for a perfect way to highlight activities from a trip or busy week.

Try a new take on a journaling box by using a Shape Maker. We love this layout with its Tag Maker journaling box. Extra touches, such as adding a heart to the top of the tag and flower center, circles and stickers, complete the scenic adventure.

☛ingredients: Primary Power™ Palette, Primary Christmas Power™ Palette Kit, Cardstock (cement, white), Calendar Week Titles, Delightful Paper Flowers, Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Corner Maker, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Tape Runner

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have car, will travel

one with nature

Jill Ackerman

Addie Rysavy

Add up the miles your car takes you in a week for a glimpse of your travels. Record the places you go in pictures, using the Calendar Paper Pack and Calendar Week Titles to complete the picture. You don’t have to go far from home for a good time and an interesting layout.

Taking a weekly nature walk with your children can be good for your soul. What to do with the hundreds of photos taken along the way? Feature their favorites on a simple layout along with a handwritten story of your adventures. See for yourself, there’s beauty in everything!

☛ingredients: Jewel and Primary Vacation Milestones Kits, Jewel Vacation Power™ Palette Kit, Discover Power™ Palette, Calendar Paper Pack, Calendar Week Titles, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Round-Tip Pen (brown), Fine-Tip Pen (brown), Tape Runner

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on the go

on the go day by day

tag along

Stefanie Hamilton

Kathleen Taylor

Turn your journaling into a day-by-day account of your adventures by accenting it with the Calendar Week Stickers. Pair it up with a calendar-like collage of photos for a perfect way to highlight activities from a trip or busy week.

Try a new take on a journaling box by using a Shape Maker. We love this layout with its Tag Maker journaling box. Extra touches, such as adding a heart to the top of the tag and flower center, circles and stickers, complete the scenic adventure.

☛ingredients: Primary Power™ Palette, Primary Christmas Power™ Palette Kit, Cardstock (cement, white), Calendar Week Titles, Delightful Paper Flowers, Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Corner Maker, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Tape Runner

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have car, will travel

one with nature

Jill Ackerman

Addie Rysavy

Add up the miles your car takes you in a week for a glimpse of your travels. Record the places you go in pictures, using the Calendar Paper Pack and Calendar Week Titles to complete the picture. You don’t have to go far from home for a good time and an interesting layout.

Taking a weekly nature walk with your children can be good for your soul. What to do with the hundreds of photos taken along the way? Feature their favorites on a simple layout along with a handwritten story of your adventures. See for yourself, there’s beauty in everything!

☛ingredients: Jewel and Primary Vacation Milestones Kits, Jewel Vacation Power™ Palette Kit, Discover Power™ Palette, Calendar Paper Pack, Calendar Week Titles, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Round-Tip Pen (brown), Fine-Tip Pen (brown), Tape Runner

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daily dose

Symptom: Lack of Mojo Prescription: A dose of Everyday Inspiration Have you ever sat down to start scrapbooking and found yourself looking at a blank page and wondering where to begin? The creative juices just weren’t flowing or you couldn’t find the right starting point to tell your story. You went through your mental checklist or maybe your shoebox of photos, thinking about all the major holidays, birthdays, celebrations and still nothing was working. Perhaps the answer is not found there, perhaps it’s hidden in plain sight.

now have three different layouts based around something that you probably do a handful of times each day! Take that same view with many of your everyday tasks; try it with the laundry, and add a twist about the sense of accomplishment you feel when you peer into an empty laundry basket. Maybe this is the opportunity to share how difficult keeping a home, raising children and staying on task can be. The places you’ll find inspiration are as endless as your to-do list.

things as: the economic situation, how you’re saving money, the relief you felt when gas prices dropped or the anxiety when prices increased. Using the note about increased traffic, create a layout focusing on how much your city or town has grown and reflect on the “good ol’ days.” Lastly, a layout spotlighting your habitual tardiness can be an opportunity for introspective and a resolve to change a behavior or trait that you’re not particularly fond of and would gladly trade.

Inspiration does not always come like a bolt of lightening. It may not always be wrapped up nicely in the significant events in our lives. The answer may be as easy as looking at the last load of laundry or the meal you just cleaned up. Every day, handfuls of events occur that are scrap worthy. It is in the everyday moments that life happens, those quiet moments tucked in between the significant events and milestone celebrations. Never underestimate the power or purpose of your daily routine.

Speaking of to-do lists, look at yours not only as a list of tasks you must accomplish, but as a resource for your scrapbook pages. Any one of those “to-dos” could become the focus of your next layout. Use your list to help organize and remember your thoughts. “A Day-in-the-Life” page is halfway completed just by transferring the information from your to-do list onto a piece of cardstock or a journaling card.

How about that car you are in and out of 10 times a day – is it your friend or foe? Create a layout about the time in the car when you shared a conversation with your son about not making the volleyball team or your daughter struggling with chemistry. You can now look at even the most mundane and ordinary tasks, like the multiple car trips each day, as opportunities for inspiration.

For example, find inspiration in your family’s favorite meal. Create a layout spotlighting the main course, and add the recipe and a little history to top it off. Or the center of a layout could discuss the importance of the entire family sitting down together and sharing over a familiar meal. The story can take on a more heartfelt twist, by sharing how you feel about being able to provide for your family, to give nourishment and to show your love through cooking. Wow, you

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Add a few photos of your regular stops along the way to enhance the visual story and you’ll have a wonderful snapshot of your life. Use your list to jot down little bits of information you gathered along your way. Note the gas prices, the increased traffic or the fact you’re always running five minutes late. When you have a chance to sit down and scrapbook, each one of those little scribbled comments can become a wonderful story. A layout reflecting the price of gas or any other daily item can be the launching pad to discuss such

Everyday moments can be the backdrop for your very best storytelling. The magic in living is taking notice of all the little things, all the daily events and encounters we find along the way. Document your home, your favorite places, the road most traveled and the road least traveled. We seem to have a way of remembering significant events and often do not need a lot of cues to help us remember our big birthday bashes, a family reunion, or a magnificent vacation. Maybe it’s because these events are so well documented. We are

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deann mcdaniel is the owner of MyFourSons Productions, parent company of {we are} storytellers, and DiScTalkRadio. She lives in sunny Southern California with her husband and four sons and has been telling her story as long as she can remember. Deann is passionate about storytelling, helping others find their voice and making her boys laugh till their sides hurt. often lucky to have a lot of visual prompts to help recall these moments; photos, memorabilia, scrapbooks. These major events are important but only a small portion of our life stories. So much of who and what we are, our hopes and dreams, our triumphs and struggles, lie within the moments of each passing day; the minutes that form hours, which turn into days and months and years. The daily routines such as packing lunches, carpooling, well-wishes for a good day, the door opening with a loud, “I’m home,” homework, preparing meals, bath time, bedtime stories and the last kiss of the evening, are where the magic of life is

being lived. These are the stories you want to tell. When you open your eyes to everything around you, the possibilities are endless and you’ll see inspiration is all around. If you are only scrapping the major events – the vacation photos, birthday parties, firsts or lasts – then you are missing so many wonderful opportunities to tell your full story. The pages in your scrapbooks that celebrate the everyday moments, shared common experiences, along with insightful journaling, and photos capturing real life, will surely be cherished and greatly appreciated for many years to

come. These books will be the documentation of a family that lived and loved...every day. If we always wait for something significant to scrapbook about, we may not only wait a long time, but we would really be missing out on so many wonderful opportunities. It may just be the thought of a celebration or a beautiful sunrise that motivates you to get started.

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the beach Lisa Kisch

The Beach was the perfect playground for life as newlyweds. From the fragrance of the flower shop to the sweet ice cream shop, living by the sea proved to be like a fairy tale. We visit from time to time. A few things have changed, but it’s still magical. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (cement, cloud), Jewel Vacation Power™ Palette Kit, Primary Power™ Palette, 12 x 12 Travel Quick Kit, Fine-Tip Pen (black), Simple Monogram Stickers (black), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (black), Tape Runner

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celebrate Weddings, birthdays, homecomings, holidays… If it brings you joy, then don’t hold back – tell all about it. But be sure to do it justice. If it was an event worth celebrating, and if you enjoyed the experience, then make your page match the moment. Don’t just whisper about it, tip back your head and howl. Let these ideas get you started. Then let your imagination go. Idea Book Vol. I

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celebrate stop the clock Stephanie Vetne

Mom’s not ready for her little girl to grow up. This layout features photos of Emily, happy about turning 11. Emily’s photo montage was created online and printed on photo paper. But look again. The focus of this layout is not on Emily, it’s really on the journaling. The title “I’m not ready...” pulls the reader into the journaling where Mom expresses her feelings about Emily’s birthday, not the birthday celebration itself. “As I look at these pictures, all I can think is that I’m not ready for this. Not ready for her to be interested in boys. Not ready for middle school. Not ready.... I’m just not ready for any of this to happen,” Mom writes. ☛ingredients: Discover Power™ Palette, Cardstock (deep blue), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (white), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner.

queen of the prom Jill Ackerman

You never want to forget your senior prom. It's all about the dress and the way he looked when you walked into the room wearing that gorgeous dress. Capture the dress, the nails and your date, of course, in pictures and back them with a delightful paper that complements your dress. Make a slit in the paper to insert a collage of special moments. Accent the page with flowers made with the Friendship Micro Maker. It's a page fit for the queen of the prom! ☛ingredients: Delight Power™ Palette, Friendship Micro Maker, Custom Cutting System™ (circles), Mini Circle Maker, All-Purpose Scissors, Fine-Tip Pen (black), Round-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

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north, south... Renée Stranne

Each time I’m driving and I begin to near 2876 28th Ave. SW, my heart skips a beat. So much awaits me around the bend: joy, security, sweet memories and a handful of rustic, weathered treasures. I’m quite certain there’s no place like home. ☛ingredients: Earthy Power™ Palette, Earthy Outdoors Power™ Palette Kit, Delightful Paper Flowers, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (white), Tearing Tool, Cardstock (white), Round-Tip Pen (cocoa), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

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green with envy Jen Martakis

Shamrocks were created using the heart-shaped punch from the Friendship Micro Maker, giving the page two stamps of approval. White Cardstock is a great choice to use as the background for the shamrocks, journaling, title sticker and hand-printed border. Two sheets from the Primary Power™ Palette are used as the background and accent color (pulled out from the photo). The three side-by-side photos with a scalloped paper edge highlight the page. 3 PHOTOS VERTICAL

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celebrate biography of our treasure Jill Ackerman

Journaling tells the story and your album suddenly reads like a great book. You can use journaling boxes or add the memories right on the page. Once history is recorded, combine title stickers and ABC/123 Stickers to accent the page. Cut out a flower, add a sticker to its center and a small paper flower to bring the bloom to life. ☛ingredients: Pastel Power™ Palette, Jewel and Earthy Power™ Palettes (title stickers), Delightful Paper Flowers, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (white), Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

pretty in pictures Jen Martakis

Take a page from an 8 x 8 Quick Kit and tape it on a piece of coordinating paper. Lay it on a piece of Cardstock with a scallop border and you have a background pretty enough for a picture. ☛ingredients: 8 x 8 I Do! Max Kit, Cardstock (lavender), Display Accents – With Love, Pastel Power™ Palette, Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

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friendly persuasion Jill Ackerman

Hand-cut letters bring out the friendly statement of this page. Cut out the faces of friends using the Custom Cutting System Circle Patterns and complement them with circle-shaped stickers. Round off the page with our Corner Maker and by writing a few words on the top and the bottom. The special touch is the hand-cut flower (copied from the paper design) accented by a paper flower.

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celebrate display of affection Jill Ackerman

Take those everyday displays of affection, such as brotherly hugs and cowboy kisses, and complement them with papers and stickers from our So Chic Paper Album Kit and Primary and Romance Power™ Palettes. Add a little journaling and what you have is a lovable, huggable page layout. ☛ingredients: So Chic Paper Pack (limited edition), So Chic Sticker Pack (limited edition), Primary Power™ Palette, Romance Power™ Palette, Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

birthday boxes Addie Rysavy

Creating a framework like this grid of squares makes it easy to incorporate lots of photos. It’s a wonderful way to go when you have several photos to show – but not one dominant image. ☛ingredients: Primary Birthday Power™ Palette Additions, Cardstock (white), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tearing Tool, Tape Runner.

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let freedom ring Deanna Kroll

Freedom means more to me now because of 9/11. I want my son to know the importance of the 4th of July celebration. He loves it now because it's fun. He'll love it even more once he discovers the true meaning of the flag he holds in this red, white and blue portrait of freedom. ☛ingredients: Jewel 4th of July Power™ Palette Additions, Cardstock (white), Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (black), Star Maker, White Ruled Paper, Fine-Tip Pen (black), Round-Tip Pen (navy), Tape Runner

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celebrate rip-roaring good times

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Use our Tearing Tool on a sheet of firecrackerred paper – the torn edge looks great when placed directly on a white page. Center your three photos on the page and border them with an inch of coordinating paper on the top and the bottom. Then cut a half-inch strip of White Cardstock for journaling and center the strip on the bottom border. Finish off the page with a Celebrate Title Sticker and an ABC/123 Sticker heading. ☛ingredients: Jewel Vacation Power™ Palette Kit, Primary Christmas Power™ Palette Kit, Primary Power™ Palette, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (white), Cardstock (white), Tearing Tool, Tape Runner

bursts of color Jen Pohl

The simple touches make this entire page magical. Start with a beautiful paper and highlight the center of the page with layered sheets torn using the Tearing Tool. Next add bursts of shapes to the background using the leftover paper. Mat your photos and magicalyear card with Black Cardstock. Add stickers and journaling strips. Accent with stippled silver edging and brown borders on the inside edge the journaling strips. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (black), Jewel Birthday Power™ Palette Additions, Fine-Tip Pen (brown), Precious Elements™ Fine-Tip Pen (silver), Tearing Tool, Galaxy Micro Maker, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Simple ABC/123 Monogram Stickers (brown), Tape Runner

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The highlight of this paper is the distressed treatment on this photo – the key is to use a duplicate photo. Using sandpaper or an emery board, distress the photo and then trim using the Tearing Tool. To accent the design, cut out flowers from our Romance Power™ Palette. Black-on-black creates an awesome look when you mount the black-and-white photograph on Black Cardstock or a black scrapbook page. Elegance is added by journaling with a metallic pen. ☛ingredients: Romance Power™ Palette, Cardstock (white, black), Precision Point™ Adhesive, Tape Runner, Precious Elements™ Metallic Fine-Tip Pen (silver), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

one in a million Renée Stranne

OK, you’ve heard it a hundred times, but sometimes a picture's worth a thousand words. Use a single picture on a page to tell the whole story. Small strips of paper bordered with a FineTip Pen add to the designs on the paper. Note: We’ve completed a statement by adding to the title sticker with ABC/123 Stickers. A couple of snips with the scissors keeps the scrolling decor flowing uninterrupted and an emery board was used on the photo mats to create a nostalgic edge. ☛ingredients: Romance Power™ Palette, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (black), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (black), Fine-Tip Pen (brown), Precision Point™ Adhesive, Tape Runner

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The magnitude of her innocence is overwhelming to me. Her confident stride says she is ready to take on the world. Her hair in knots says she is still my little girl. This is your day my ballerina. The world is waiting – get on your way. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (red, cement, white), Sweet Heart Maker, Fine-Tip Pen (black, red), Tape Runner

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Remember When This is why we make albums in the first place. Sometimes we’re celebrating our good times. Sometimes we’re counting our blessings. Sometimes we’re sorting through our trials and challenges. But everything that goes into your album is something you want to remember.

Powerful pages are often built around a simple flashback to a moment that may not have meant much to anyone else – but that has stuck with you through the years. Let these ideas get you started. Then let your imagination go.

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remember when it’s a small world after all Jill Ackerman

Remember when you and your best friends played with dolls? It was years ago, but you still have the same best friends. Why not re-create that memory? You have the original photo, so take a new one showing you and your friends with your dolls, sitting in the same position as the original photo. Use fun papers and journaling that say, “Best friends forever!” ☛ingredients: Disney© Vacation Power™ Palette Kit, Primary Power™ Palette, Primary High School Power™ Palette Kit, Custom Cutting System™ (ovals), Fine-Tip Pen (black), RoundTip Pen (black), Tape Runner

horsing around Stefanie Hamilton

Hand-written journaling is one of the most personal touches you can make to your albums. If you’re worried about keeping your writing on the straight and narrow, pick your paper carefully. All of our Power™ Palette Systems include Storyboxes filled with lined journaling boxes. There’s Ruled Paper in both white and spargo. Or, as this layout does, you can use the designs on our other papers – find one like this that includes a lined pattern and use that as your guide. Now you’ve got your story straight! ☛ingredients: Cardstock (cement), Primary Christmas Power™ Palette Kit, Romance Wedding Power™ Palette Kit, Primary Power™ Palette, Corner Maker, Square Maker, Paisley Maker, Delightful Paper Flowers, Precision Point™ Adhesive, Tape Runner

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just like her Kristina Proffitt

P lenty of smiles and lots of laughs: that was Mom. Without a second thought she would go down the slide, climb in the kiddie pool or swing at the park. It wasn’t just her carefree attitude. It was her zest for life and desire to have fun that makes me want to be just like her. ☛ingredients: Earthy Power™ Palette, Cardstock (white), Jewel Power™ Palette, Friendship Micro Maker, Circle Maker, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (white), Tape Runner

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friends 4ever Melissa Ullmann

We met in elementary school when life was all about boys, shopping and homework. Today 100 miles separate us, but that doesn’t really matter. We still talk daily about marriage, children and life. We’re sisters at heart and close as ever. ☛ingredients: Disney© Pooh Additions, Primary Power™ Palette, Jewel Achievements Power™ Palette Kit, Cardstock (clay, taffy, brown), Tearing Tool, Custom Cutting System™ (circles), Circle Maker, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (white), Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Fine-Tip Pen (brown), Tape Runner

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remember when that’s corny! Jill Ackerman

When your son stuffs his shirt with corn because he wants a big belly like cousin Jeff ’s, you want to tell this laugh-out-loud story with bright papers and complementary colors. Add some stickers and journaling to complete the fun. Kids say and do the darndest things, so be prepared to capture more of these crazy, corny moments. ☛ingredients: All-Star Paper Pack (limited edition), All-Star Sticker Pack (limited edition), Jewel Power™ Palette, Celebration PicFolio® Milestones Kit, Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

mix and match Becky Heisler

Ready to trust your own instincts? We’ve carefully created our Power™ Palettes so you can just grab ’em and go – if they’re in the same palette, you know they’ll look great together. But when you’re ready to play, you can create some sensational looks by crossing palette lines! This awesome autumn layout blends papers from the Primary, Earthy and Romance Palettes. ☛ingredients: Cardstock (spiced cider), Earthy Power™ Palette, Romance Power™ Palette, Jewel Power™ Palette, Primary Autumn Power™ Palette Additions, Delightful Paper Flowers, All-Purpose Scissors, Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

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on the farm Renée Stranne

Three generations of our family farmed the land, lived in the farm house and worked from sunup to sundown. Every season on the farm had so much to offer: the smell of the rich soil each spring, the sight of the grazing animals each summer and the sound of harvest each fall. I am so thankful for the life lessons learned on the farm. ☛ingredients: Jewel Power™ Palette, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Simple Monogram Stickers (brown), Fine-Tip Pen (cocoa), Tape Runner

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remember when we go together Jill Ackerman

When picking your paper and enhancements, select a prominent or significant color from your photos and match or complement it. This layout takes that point with these great monochromatic papers from the Pastel Power™ Palette behind this treasured old sepia-tone photo. Put them together and they’re tighter than toddlers and teddy bears! ☛ingredients: Pastel Power™ Palette, Earthy Serenity Power™ Palette Kit, Fine-Tip Pen (black, brown), Tape Runner

dude it up! Renée Stranne

When your daughter’s dream comes true, it’s time to saddle up and celebrate her journey. Take those dreamy photos of her “duded-up” at the rodeo, dreaming of the day when she would ride. Combine them with a spirited photo of her riding out her dream. Match the moment by giving those photos a rustic, yet beautiful, background using our Jewel Power Palette papers. Rough up the paper edges using our Tearing Tool and sandpaper. Use our Galaxy Micro Maker to create star-studded accents. Don’t forget to journal! ☛ingredients: Jewel Power™ Palette, Primary Power™ Palette, Galaxy Micro Maker, 12-inch Straight Trimmer, Tearing Tool, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (black), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

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dandelions bloomin’ Aimee Schirado

Family portraits can be many things – casual, composed or just plain silly – but they’re sure to be something you’ll love to look back on. Gather your family members every year and snap a photo or two. Use a large photo for your layout, like the one shown. Consider making more than one copy so you can create a family portrait album – this makes it easy to compare photos (and fashions) from year to year. ☛ingredients: Bountiful Paper Pack, Earthy Outdoors Power™ Palette Additions, Cardstock (brown), Circle Maker, Mini Circle Maker, Meadow Micro Maker, Corner Maker, 12-inch Straight Trimmer, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Precision Point™ Adhesive, Tape Runner

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Everyay D Unless your life has been carved out of an action movie, it’s a pretty safe bet there’s some routine in there. When, for example, was your last car chase? Foiled any sinister plots lately? Don’t save your album pages exclusively for milestone moments. That’s not an album, it’s a highlight reel. Instead, feel free to mix in the occasional page that points out just what you go through every day. Let these ideas get you started. Then let your imagination go.

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everyday purr-fect Jill Ackerman

Three purr-fect photos of special friends gets allstar treatment with bright papers and the right words. It’s a precious display of affection. ☛ingredients: All-Star Paper Pack (limited edition), All-Star Sticker Pack (limited edition), Jewel Power™ Palette, Primary Power™ Palette, Pastel Power™ Palette, Primary High School Power™ Palette Kit, Simple ABC/123 Stickers (white), Fine-Tip Pen (black), Tape Runner

monster moments Kristina Proffitt

When the monsters under your bed are adorable and bring on miles of smiles, why not feature them on a page? A fun photo with colorful paper and a few words make this layout monstrously cute! ☛ingredients: Cardstock (black, cactus, cranberry, butter), Primary Power™ Palette, White Ruled Paper, Swirly Monogram Stickers (white), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (white), Bubble Maker, Tape Runner

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cut it out Alicia Story

Looking to give your journaling a unique perspective? The journaling on this page pops with its cutout configuration. Write out your journaling and simply cut it apart in random fashion, leaving some phrases together or separating words entirely for added impact. ☛ingredients: Primary Power™ Palette, Jewel Power™ Palette, Fine-Tip Pen (black), Cardstock (black), Simple ABC/123 Stickers (white), Simple Monogram Stickers (white), Tape Runner

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everyday find your focus Renée Stranne

Lots of popular layouts are devoted to life’s bigticket events – celebrations, holidays and the like. Break up your scrapping routine by taking a look at the everyday moments in your life. This layout features three close-ups of a daily routine. Keep the photos simple and clean and be sure to add journaling about the significance of the treasured everyday events in your life. You’ll get a new perspective on your page (and your day)! ☛ingredients: Primary Power™ Palette, Jewel Power™ Palette, Cardstock (white), Fine-Tip Pen (navy), Simple Monogram Stickers (black), Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (black), Tape Runner

shades of gray Jill Ackerman

Don’t shy away from using silver and gray tones to complement black-and-white photos. These similar shades help to intensify the dark and light contrast of the photos. Use simple stickers to add a pop of color if desired. ☛ingredients: Wishes & Dreams Kit, Earthy Power™ Palette, Swirly ABC/123 Stickers (brown), Precious Elements™ Metallic Fine-Tip Pen (silver), Tape Runner

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