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Creative Editor: Brenshevia Baker Assistant Editor: Laura Whitaker

Design Team: Brenshevia Baker Bev Code Buffy Burnside Danie Ramirez Diakun Lisa Schill Moen Lynn Good Lynn Shaffer Melinda Felicilda Melissa Jane Vining Stacey Mentor Tone-Lill Angelsk책r Valerie Huang

Brandi Matos Connie Hall Devra Hunt Jacqui Hunt Jeaunes Viljoen Jenessa Franco Joefil E. Cate Mayoori Jain Melinda Rives-Garner Michelle Lee McDonald Nadine Carlier

Wendi Robinson

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Let’s Get Sketchy is a sketch inspired scrapbooking challenge blog. We post new challenges EVERY Monday. Participants have until the 30th of each month to complete their entries for a chance to win wonderful sponsored prizes. Please visit us on our blog to check out our great sketches as well as some wonderfully inspired projects from our talented design team! http://letsgetsketchy.blogspot.com/


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Hello and welcome to yet another issue of Let’s Get Sketchy’s Get Inspired Magazine. It is my hope that each issue brings you la lot of inspiration and ideas. We enjoy creating this magazine for you and we hope you enjoy reading it. We are excited to receive your submissions, each issue, and we do hope you continue to do so. Please don’t keep the good word about our magazine a secret, share the news with your friends, invite them to the “party” - the more the merrier! Now without further ado, I present to you the 4th issue of Get Inspired. Sit back in your favorite recliner, grab a cup of coffee or tea and get ready to be inspired. Have a happy and safe summer. We will see you in the Fall!


Let’s Get Inspired is growing with each issue and we want you to be a part of that growth. We are always looking for great layouts and projects to grace our pages so why not get your submissions in to us! If you are interested in submitting to Let’s Get Inspired, please check out our submission link at http://letsgetinspired2.blogspot.com/


7 Dots Studio was born from dreams and for dreams. We are a European scrapbooking company. Quality of our products is our top priority. Our collections are created by very talented artists - from clean, graphic designs to mixed-media, grungy collage look. But what you can always be sure is high quality and thickness of our papers, which make them working perfectly with all kinds of media. Among our products you will find scrapbooking papers, alpha stickers, die-cut elements, collage sheets, 6x6 paper pads, element stickers and tags.

We are amazingly happy and feel very blessed to see that so many crafters and artists love our designs! Please visit our blog to see awesome inspirations from our design team and our Facebook profile or Flickr gallery to share your projects. http://7dotsstudio.com/en/


Hello, welcome to another issue of our magazine! As you peruse the pages we hope that you will be inspired to create and possibly even to try a new technique or two. Maybe you will find a new blogger to follower or a new product that you just have to have. That’s what this magazine is all about challenging each other and inspiring each other. As we endeavor to bring you more beautiful projects, we hope you will continue to share your creations and help to spread the word. In this issue I am sharing a tutorial on photographing and editing your projects. Because E-zines rely heavily on your photography skills to make them look great, we need your work to be beautifully photographed and edited. It is really not that hard and requires no special computer software and we know you can do it! Enjoy your read and please consider submitting for our next issue.


Hello ! I am Eri Kanai. I live in Osaka in Japan with my husband and three children. I am currently expecting our 4th child in July! I started scrapbooking in 2009 to help me commemorate my marriage and the memories of my children. Thank you Let’s Get Sketchy for featuring me, I am very excited!!


I started scrapbooking in……………………. And children are born, and more cute pictures of my cute child From a desire left to decorate, it began. My scrap item(s) must have are/is…….. Photograph of a child, of course, if there is enough cute paper. What I love most about this hobby……………………. And time of healing. I like the feeling that they make while remember the moment that I took, you can share that time again, and the children of that moment, that enables dialogue again. Favorite source of inspiration……. I like My Minds Eye, Simple Stories and Echo Park paper. What I love most about LGS is........ Inspiration and design team, challenge fans to participate, makes to stimulate the production of my motivation. If I wasn't scrapping I would be.......... Growth photo of the child remains in the data. It may have already disappeared unawares. To think a state that is not a scrapbooking is horrible.


MAGIC Designer: CONNIE HALL (CANADA) Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts, Patterned paper: Simple Stories, Embellishments: Simple stories, Recollections, Stickers: Jollee, Alpha: Thickers, Ink, embossing powder, paint: Faber Castell White pencil, LGS Sketch


MY GIRL Designer: JACQUI HUNT (AUSTRALIA) Supplies: Papers, chipboard stickers - Crate Paper, sequins - Studio Calico, embroidery thread


CELEBRATE 2 Designer: WENDI ROBINSON (USA) Supplies: Card Stock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup; Overlay: Jillibean Soup; embellishments: Jillibean Soup stickers, Heidi Swapp epoxy sticker, My Mind’s Eye enamel dots; alphas: Bella Blvd; other: Mister Huey’s mist Sharpie Pen


UNTITLED Designer: TONE-LILL ANGELSKĂ…R ( NORWAY) Supplies: Card stock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Magnolia; Die cuts: Magnolia; Punch: Martha Stewart, Tim Holtz; Embossing folder / stamp: Tim Holtz; Embellishments: Prima roses, decorative clocks, vintage trinkets, Almanac Tiles, Chip board; Miscellaneous: metal charms, birch bark, pins.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Designer: NADINE CARLIER (USA) Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Basic Grey, Best Creation Inc.; Alpha: Kelly Panacci Rub Ons; Stamps: Junkitz; Ink, embossing powder, paint: Gesso, Smooch Spritz, Shimmerz, Waterpaints, Memento Ink


CELEBRATING CHILDHOOD Designer: MAYOORI JAIN (USA) Supplies: Papers: Recollections; Buttons: Recollections; Sketch: My Creative Sketches


LIFE IS GOOD Designer: DANIE RAMIREZ DIAKUN (CANADA) Supplies: Calico, cardstock, Thickers, Alphas: Silhouette cut file,printer and rubons, Ink/ spritz cooper sheer shimmer, KaiserCraft bark ink, bakers twine, Misc. DIY embelly (flower w MME brad) + flower punch w LYB wooden word pin, MME frame, keys - unknown, Sketch: Creative Embellishments


SUMMER SURF SIDE CELEBRATION Designer: MELINDA GARNER (USA) Supplies: pp, photo frames, ephemera, buttons, stickers, corrugated sheet Fancy Pants "Nautical"; Flair - Paper Bakery; Thickers "Delight"


CELEBRATE 2 Designer: BEV CODE (CANADA) Supplies: Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; Embellishments: Paper House Productions; Stickers: Paper House Productions; Ink: Tim Holtz Ranger; Sketch: Scrapbook Generations Create


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Designer: STACEY MENTOR (USA) Supplies: Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; Embellishments: My Mind’s Eye chipboard, Trendy Twine

CHEERS Designer: Karrie Sweet (CANADA) Supplies: Patterned paper: Nikki Sivils, Cosmo Cricket, WRMK; Embellishments: Basic Grey labels, DCWV chipboard; Stickers: Amy Tangerine; Alpha: Basic Grey; Tattered Angels mist; Daler Rowney gesso;


MY BABY SHOWER Designer: MELISSA VINING (NEW ZEALAND) Supplies: American Crafts, Patterned Paper: Echo Park, Simple Stories, Embellishments: October Afternoon, Crate Paper, Stickers: Simple Stories, Alpha: American Crafts Thickers, Mist: Studio Calico, Miscellaneous; Doily, gems, washi tape, paper flowers


YOU BRIGHTEN MY DAY Designer: BRENSHEVIA BAKER (USA) Supplies: Pink Paislee Hello Sunshine Collection; Sketch by LGS


SUNNY BOY Designer: CONNIE HALL (CANADA) Supplies: Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; Embellishments: Recollections flowers; Alphas: American Crafts Thickers; Writing Tools: Zig pen; Martha Stewart Punch; LGS Sketch; Miscellaneous: Buttons; Sketch by LGS


ADORE Designer: MELINDA FELICILDA (USA) Supplies: Patterned papers: Recollection, DCWV; Embellishments: Want 2 Scrap, Recollection; Ink: Heidi Swapp; Sketch by Laura Whitaker for LGS


BALLOON Designer: JENESSA FRANCO (USA) Supplies: Bo Bunny, Crate Paper & The Paper House Patterned Paper; My Mind's Eye Embellishments; Fancy Pants & American Crafts Alphas; Fancy Pants Ribbon; Tattered Angels Mist; Sketch by Laura Whitaker


LITTLE MOMENTS Designer: JOEFIL CATE (USA) Supplies: Patterned paper: American Crafts; Embellishments: My Mind's Eye, Recollections, Heidi Swapp, Me & My Big Ideas; Stickers: Recollections; Alphas: American Crafts; Sketch designer or site: Brenshevia Baker for LGS


FUN BY THE SEA Designer: BUFFY BURNSIDE (USA) Supplies: Patterned paper and embellishments: Paper House Productions; Sketch: Let’s Get Sketchy


EASTER Designer: WENDI ROBINSON (USA) Supplies: Patterned Paper: Heidi Swapp; Embellishments: My Mind’s Eye Chipboard, October Afternoon die cuts, Crafty Steals twine; Alphas- AC Thickers; Misc.: Mister Huey’s Mist, Sharpie Pen; LGS sketch July week #4


A BOYS LIFE Designer: LISA MOEN (USA) Supplies:

Patterned paper and embellishments: Little Yellow Bicycle; Sketch: LGS


IT’S ALL ABOUT STYLE Designer: NADINE CARLIER (USA) Supplies: Patterned paper: Studio Calico; Embellishments: Maya Road, Imagination Project, Jillibean Soup; Stickers: Recollections; Alpha: Basic Grey, Cosmo Cricket; Ink, embossing powder, paint: Recollections, Tattered Angels, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Sketch Designer: Jenessa Franco for LGS


WATERFALLS Designer: STACEY MENTOR (USA) Supplies: Patterned paper: Authentique; Stickers: Authentique; Trendy Twine; Alphas: American Crafts Thickers; sketch by LGS


LUCKY Designer: VALERIE HUANG (USA) Supplies: All product: Simple Stories; sketch by LGS


CAPTURE THE MOMENT Designer: BEV CODE (CANADA) Supplies: Pattern paper: Paper House Productions; Embellishments: Creative Embellishments; Other: bling, flowers, punches; Sketch: LGS by Bev Code


CELEBRATE LIFE Designer: BRANDI MATOS (USA) Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Simple Stories; Embellishments: Simple Stories, Petaloo flowers, Prima flowers, Studio Calico wood veneer; Alphas: American Crafts Thickers; Stamps/Stencil: Heidi Swapp Chevron Stencil; Ink, embossing powder, paint: Tim Holtz; Writing Tools: Sakura Glaze Pens; Miscellaneous: Molding Paste, Glitter, Twine; sketch by Laura Whitaker for LGS


3 FRIENDS Designer: LYNN GOOD (AUSTRALIA) Supplies: 7 Gypsies and Maya Design patterned paper, Stamps - Prima and Kaisercraft, Stencil - Kaisercraft, Dylusion Sprays, Lindy Stamp Gang Sprays, Imaginarium Chipboard


OUR HOME Designer: MELINDA GARNER (USA) Supplies: MME and My Little Shoebox patterned papers; Thickers; Small Alpha Fancy Pants; Flair - American Crafts and Paper Bakery; Buttons - Bazzill


BEACH TIME Designer: BEV CODE (CANADA) Supplies: Pattern paper: Paper House Productions; Embellishments: Creative Embellishments; Stickers: Paper House Productions; Ink: Tim Holtz Ranger Ink; Punch: Martha Stewart; Pen: Signo white gel pen, Other: twine, button, staple, paper clip, punchinella, burlap ribbon


SO SWEET Designer: Leila Cardoso (BRAZIL) Supplies: Patterned papers: My Mind's Eye; Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Lovebug ribbon; Miscellaneous: gesso, gelatos and Bicho Grillo die cuts


CHALK IT UP TO READING Designer: DANIE RAMIREZ DIAKUN (CANADA) Supplies: Fancy Pants and My Mind’s Eye Pattern papers; Maya Road plastic velum alpha; sketch - LGS (Aug) Brenshevia


CHEER TRYOUTS Designer: MELINDA GARNER (USA) Supplies: Bella Blvd patterned papers; Ink - Close To My Heart; Stamps Fontwerks, Hero Arts and Fancy Pants; Wood Veneers - Studio Calico; Pin - Maya Road; Alpha - Thickers; Mists - Dylusions & Mister Huey’s; Flowers - Prima


A BEAUTIFUL DAY Designer: TONE-LILL ANGELSKÅR (NORWAY) Supplies: My Mind’s Eye; Tags: Making Memories and Panduro; Metal Camera: Maya Road; Misc: brads, paper clips, other charms.


ALWAYS RADIATE SUNSHINE Designer: DEVRA HUNT (USA) Supplies: Cardstock-Pulp papers; Patterned Papers, die cuts & brads-My Minds Eye; pearls-Freckled Fawn; pen-Sakura; mist-Studio Calico


AT THE BEACH Designer: BEV CODE (CANADA Supplies: Pattern papers: Paper House Productions; Embellishments: Creative Embellishments, Robin's Nest; Stickers: Paper House

CRAZY, WACKY GIRLS Designer: STACEY MENTOR (USA) Supplies: Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; Other: Silhouette Cameo font


GO BLUE Designer: WENDI ROBINSON (USA) Supplies: Patterned Paper: My Mind’s Eye; Embellishments: My Mind’s Eye: enamel dots & die cuts, Chic Tags transparency stars; AlphasAmerican Crafts Thickers; Other: Sharpie Pen


100% BOY Designer: MELINDA FELICILDA (USA) Supplies: Patterned Paper: GCD Studio; Alphas: American Crafts; Stickers: Momenta; Ink: Heidi Swapp


4EVER FANS Designer: CONNIE HALL (CANADA) Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Fancy Pants; Embellishments: Want to Scrap Chipboard, Close to My Heart Stars; Alphas: American Crafts Thickers; Ink, embossing powder, paint: Tim Holtz Distress Stain, Gesso, Chalk ink, Crackle paint, acrylic paint, Stucco Effects; Miscellaneous: gems, cardboard, binder clip, Crafter's Workshop Stencil, gauze, twine and Washi


MY BOY Designer: BRENSHEVIA BAKER (USA) Supplies: All products: Crate Paper Boys Rule Collection


2GETHER Designer: LISA MOEN (USA) Supplies: Patterned paper: My Minds Eye; Alphas: American Crafts Thickers, Bella Blvd.; , Miscellaneous: Kreaxions Punch, light modeling paste, Wal-Mart stencil, watercolors; Sketch: Sketchabilities


GAME TIME Designer: DEVRA HUNT (USA) Supplies: Cardstock & border strip: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Echo Park, Crate Paper; Stickers: Bella Blvd; Embellishments: Freckled Fawn brad & wood chip, Queen & Co. Washi, My Mind’s Eye enamel dot, School House foam shapes; Alphas: American Crafts.


TOM, DICK & HARRY Designer: MAYOORI JAIN (USA) Supplies: Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; Embellishments: My Mind’s eye chipboard stickers; Alphas: Basic Grey


JUST HANGIN’ OUT Designer: NADINE CARLIER (USA) Supplies: Cardstock: Bo Bunny; Patterned paper: Bo Bunny, Little Yellow Bicycle; Embellishments: Little Yellow Bicycle, Tim Holtz Idea-ology; Stickers: Bo Bunny; Ink, embossing powder, paint: Gesso, Copic Airbrushing, Distress Ink; Miscellaneous: ball chain


GUYS Designer: BEV CODE (CANADA) Supplies: Cardstock: Core-dinations; Pattern paper: Paper House Productions; Embellishments: Jillibean Soup; Punches: Martha Stewart, EK Success, tonic; Ink: Tim Holtz Ranger; Pen: Signo white gel pen; Other: paint, ribbon, punchinella, twine, metal gears, bingo tag, brads, sticker


LITTLE MAN Designer: JEAUNES VILJOEN (SOUTH AFRICA) Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Authentique; Embellishments: Kaisercraft rub ons; Stickers: Authentique; Alphas: American Crafts Thickers & Authentique; Sketch: Let’s Scrap

CINDER-FELLA Designer: Ronna Law (CANADA) Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Bo Bunny, Fancy Pants; Embellishments and Alphas: Silhouette die cuts; Ink: Dylusions; Sketch: Stuck?! Sketches


YOUA RE LOVED Designer: BRENSHEVIA BAKER (USA) Supplies: Echo Park Charming Collection


LITTLE MAN Designer: LYNN SHAFFER (CANADA) Supplies: Cardstock: Bazill white and black, Embellishments: Creative Embellishments

frame, Stamps: Kaiser craft scrip stamp , Ink, embossing powder, paint: Prima Bloom spray cobalt blue, Dreamweaver paste, Miscellaneous: Memory Box star stencil ,Sketch Designer or Site permission received from Pam @ MCS to use canvas design based on their sketch.


COOL Designer: Moon Lee (TAIWAN) Supplies: Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Heidi Swapp, My Mind's Eye; Stickers: Echo Park ; Mists: Heidi Swapp, Tattered Angels; Chipboard: Crate Paper; Writing Tools: Zig


SPIDEY Designer: Lee-Anne Thornton (CANADA) Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Embellishments: Kaisercrafts; Ink: Tim Holtz; Mists: Heidi Swapp; Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye; Pen: Marvy Uchida; Stamps: Bo Bunny


SPECIAL BOY Designer: LYNN GOOD (AUSTRALIA) Supplies: Bo Bunny and Maja Design, Gelatos, Dylusion Sprays, Memory Box Stencil, Kaisercraft Stencil, Tim Holtz Stamp, Tim Holtz Distress Ink


PARTY Designer: MELISSA VINING (NEW ZEALAND) Supplies: American Crafts cardstock; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper; Embellishments: Crate Paper, Studio Calico; Stickers: Crate Paper; Alpha: Crate Paper Thickers; Stamps: Studio Calico; Mist: Heidi Swapp; Miscellaneous: gems, Washi tape


BOYS AND THEIR TOYS Designer: JENESSA FRANCO (USA) Supplies: Bo Bunny and Maja Design, Gelatos, Dylusion Sprays, Memory Box Stencil, Kaisercraft Stencil, Tim Holtz Stamp, Tim Holtz Distress Ink


PAPA’S APPRENTICE Designer: Sandy Ross (CANADA) Supplies: Pattern paper: Lucky 7 Factory; embellishments: Kaisercraft die cuts and YNS gum drops; Martha Stewart Sparkle Texture Effect


BACK THEN & RIGHT NOW Designer: DEVRA HUNT (USA) Supplies: PP, & chipboard-Crate paper, wash & enamel dotsi-My Minds Eye, clips & brad-Freckled Fawn, Alphas-Crate Paper, American Crafts, wood chips-Recollections & Crate Paper, mist-Studio Calico, die cut-Silhouette, ink-Colorbox


GROWING UP Designer: WENDI ROBINSON (USA) Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Echo Park; Embellishments: Echo Park stickers, MME enamel dots, Elle's Studio tags; Alphas: October Afternoon; Miscellaneous: Mister Huey’s mist, Sharpie Pen


THEN & NOW JUNE 2014 Designer: VALERIE HUANG (USA) Supplies: patterned paper: Studio Calico kit; Embellishments: Webster’s Pages


THEM LLOYD GIRLS Designer: BRENSHEVIA BAKER (USA) Supplies: My Mind’s Eye Chalk Studio, Prima Flower, Thickers


NOW AND THEN Designer: DANIE RAMIREZ DIAKUN (CANADA) Supplies: MME, cardstock, Alphas: Maya Roads plastic velum, black pen, machine stitched, misc: Martha Stewart white texture effect w TH mask and tags - unknown. Laura Whitaker, Stuck?! Sketches


6 YEAR AGE DIFFERENCE Designer: JACQUI HUNT (AUSTRALIA) Supplies: Patterned papers: Webster's Pages; Embellishments: Prima flowers, Webster's Pages doily, Heidi Swapp chipboard, stickers and bling circle; Alphas: American Craft, October Afternoon; Prima stencil


LITTLE MONKEY Designer: BEV CODE (CANADA) Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Pattern paper: Paper House Productions; Embellishments: Paper House Productions; Ink: Tim Holtz Ranger, Punch: Tonic Studios, EK Success, Other: brads, paint


THEN & NOW Designer: Anita Scroggins (USA) Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Pattern paper: My Mind's Eye; Embellishments: Blue Fern Studios, Kaisercraft, Prima; Stamps: Wendy Vecchi; Ink, paint: Tsukineko, Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft; Fibers: Maya Road; Miscellaneous: paste, Gelatos, Glaze, Gesso


THEN AND NOW Designer: LYNN GOOD (AUSTRALIA) Supplies: 7 Gypsie, Maja Design, Stamps - Prima and Kaisercraft, Stencils – Kaisercraft, Dylusions, Lindy Stamp Gang and Distress Inks, Flowers: I am roses, Other: brads, paint


DREAM Designer: JEAUNES VILJOEN (SOUTH AFRICA) Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts, Patterned paper: Project Life Jade collection, Embellishments: Kaisercraft Washi tape, journal card; Ink: Tim Holtz distress stains, Miscellaneous: buttons, bling, flowers and rub-ons; Sketch Designer: Eve Rae from Black with 2


UNTITLED Designer: JACQUI HUNT (AUSTRALIA) Supplies: Papers, stickers, embellishments: Crate Paper; flowers: Prima


UNFORGETTABLE Designer: CONNIE HALL (CANADA) Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Bo Bunny; Embellishments: Prima, Recollections, Want to Scrap; Stickers: Bo Bunny; Ink, embossing powder, paint: Martha Stewart Stucco effects, Crafter's Workshop Stencil; Writing Tools: Zig; Ribbon/fibers:Venice lace; Miscellaneous: doily, pearls. Die Versions Die, Martha Stewart Punch.


SO SPECIAL Designer: BRENSHEVIA BAKER (USA) Supplies: All products: Frosted Designs May Kit


TROUBLE THIS WAY Designer: MELINDA FELICILDA (USA) Supplies: Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; Ink: Dylusions; Stickers: Recollections


BEAUTY Designer: JOEFIL CATE (USA) Supplies: Patterned paper: Prima; Embellishments: K & Company, Heidi Swapp, Colorbok rub on; Ink: Heidi Swapp, Tim Holtz; Ribbon: Martha Stewart, Miscellaneous: Crafters workshop stencil, Michaels store flowers; Sketch designer orsite: My Creative Sketches by Liz Chidester


LOVE YOU Designer: STACEY MENTOR (USA) Supplies: Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; Embellishments: My Mind’s Eye chipboard & stickers; Trendy Twine


LET’S GO Designer: LISA MOEN (USA) Supplies: Patterned papers: Webster’s Pages; Embellishments: Pink Paislee, Cosmo Cricket, Studio Calico; Alphas: Pink Paislee & Prima; Sketch: Kelly Holifield, Misc.: Watercolors, Colorbox Inks, Walmart thread


SPRING FLOWERS Designer: BUFFY BURNSIDE (USA) Supplies: Patterned papers: Bo Bunny, Prima, Webster’s Pages; Stamps: Bo Bunny, Studio G; Ink, embossing powder, paint: Lindy's Stamp Gang,; Ribbon/fibers: Webster’s Pages, Sketch Designer: Let’s Get Sketchy


ATTITUDE Designer: MAYOORI JAIN (USA) Supplies: Patterned papers: Recollection, American Craft; Punch: Martha Stewart; Rub ons: Kaisercrafts; Cardstock: Bazzill


GRAMMA & I Designer: BEV CODE (CANADA) Supplies: Cardstock: The Robin's Nest; Patterned paper: The Robin's Nest; Embellishments: Gina's Design, Robin's Nest; Alpha: Scenic Route; Ink: Tim Holtz Ranger; Miscellaneous: twine, punchinella, stitching


HAPPY Designer: LYNN GOOD (AUSTRALIA) Supplies: Stencils - Kaisercraft & Tim Holtz, Clear Embossing powder, Kaisercraft Water color paint, Die Cut - Tim Holtz, Chipboard, Liquid Pearls,Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Texture paste


UNTITLED Designer: TONE-LILL ANGELSKĂ…R (NORWAY) Supplies: Black Bazzill behind the white Bazzill, Dylusion and Glimmer mist spray inks, Up- cycled dry cleaner hanger as metal frame


US Designer: MICHELLE MCDONALD (USA) Supplies: Prima papers, Color box ink, TCW stencil, misc. flowers, lace, and resins


LOVE THIS Designer: BRANDI MATOS (USA) Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Prima; Embellishments: Petaloo, Prima and K & Co. flowers, Basic Grey wood veneer, Heidi Swapp chipboard, Creative Embellishments chipboard; Stamps/Stencil: Tim Holtz stencils, Prima stamps; Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Dylusions Mists, Faber Castell Big Brush Pen in Black, Design Memory Craft Gelatos; Miscellaneous: Molding Paste, Ranger Liquid Pearls and Enamel Accents


UNTITLED Designer: LYNN SHAFFER (CANADA) Supplies: Cardstock: Bazill White, Patterned paper: Simple stories, Embellishments: Studio Calico, Stickers: Simple Stories,Ink, embossing powder, paint: Dreamweaver paste with Studio Calico stencil, Tim Holtz Ink


FULL OF WONDER Designer: BRENSHEVIA BAKER (USA) Supplies: Fancy Pant’s Trendsetter Collection


ENGAGED Designer: Giorgia Rossini (ITALY) Supplies: Cardstock: Colorbรถk; Pattern paper: Paper House Productions; Embellishments: Paper House; Ink, embossing powder: Tim Holtz; Xyron tape runner; Martha Stewart Punch; Sketch: Stuck?! Sketches


YORKU SIGHTINGS Designer: Janice Yue (SINGAPORE) Supplies: Cardstock: Basic Grey; Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye & Pebbles; Stamps: Technique Tuesdays & Mama Elephant; Embellishments: My Mind's Eye; Sketch designer: Pam Bennett

PROJECT SUNSHINE Designer: Ashley Hamm (USA) Supplies: Patterned paper: Amy Tangerine; Embellishments: Studio Calico wood veneer and enamel dots; Stickers: Pink Paislee; Stamps: Studio Calico; Unity Stamp Co; Ink: Versafine; Sketch: Sketch N Scrap


ELI JAMES - CAPTURED TODAY Designer: Erica Thompson (USA) Supplies: Cardstock: Close to My Heart; Pattern paper: Heidi Swapp & Simple Stories; Embellishments: Pinkfresh Studio, Simple Stories, Chic Tags, Clique Kits, Freckled Fawn & Teresa Collins; Alpha: Teresa Collins; Stamps: Simple Stories

NOT STRONG ENOUGH, NOT WEAK ENOUGH Designer: Marina Gridasova (RUSSIA) Supplies: Patterned paper: 7Dots Studio; Embellishments: Prima, Simple Stories, Basic Grey, 7Dots Studio, Pink Paislee, Scrapiniec, Selebr8, Tim Holtz; Alpha: Prima Marketing and Bo Bunny; Stamps: Kaisercraft and Prima Marketing


FAMILY FUN Designer: Karrie Sweet (CANADA) Supplies: Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye; Embellishments: Prima, My Mind's Eye, Kaisercraft; Writing Tools: Sakura Gel pen; Punch Bunch leaf Punch

YOU & ME Designer: Joy Atkinson (CANADA) Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Embellishments: Studio Calico cork, Freckled Fawn wood veneer, Studio Calico enamel dots; Stamps: Elle's Studio and Technique Tuesday; Ranger Archival ink; Faber Castell Gelatos; Miscellaneous: Strathmore water colour paper


“Fancy Pants Designs opened business in November, 2004 and grew quickly over the years with the help of many creative people, detailed designers and dedicated fans! Jodi was, and still is, an avid scrapbooker that appreciates the value of preserving memories through creativity and art. With the help of her husband, Jared, Fancy Pants Designs came to be! We specialize in creating quality products for scrapbookers, paper crafters and creative people worldwide! Every member of our team loves what they do and it shows in every product we release!” ~ excerpt taken from the Fancy Pants Designs blog

SMASH THAT CAKE OR NOT Designer: JEAUNES VILJOEN (SOUTH AFRICA) Supplies: Pattern paper and elements: Fancy Pants; Sketch designer: Debby de Wilde from Let’s Scrap


BE YOU Designer: DEVRA HUNT (USA) Supplies: Pattern paper, chipboard, stickers, rub-ons: Fancy Pants,; Embellishments: American Crafts, Prima, Freckled Fawn, Jenni Bowlin; Ink: Studio G; Mist: Heidi Swapp, Studio Calico; Pen: EK Success


YOU ARE MY WORLD Designer: LISA MOEN (USA) Supplies: Pattern papers: Fancy Pants; Embellishments: Fancy Pants, My Mind’s Eye, Studio G, Prism; Misc.: Watercolors, light modeling paste, Wal-Mart stencil & thread.


WOODY Designer: DANIE RAMIREZ DIAKUN (CANADA) Supplies: patterned papers and stickers: Fancy Pants; Alphas: American Crafts; misc. felt, metal triangles and bakers twine; Studio Calico wood veneer stars; sketch: Jenny Evans for Fancy Pants


YOU ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK Designer: Irit Shalom (ISRAEL) Supplies: Cardstock: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Fancy Pants; Embellishments: Wycinanka, Flourish with a Bling, Fancy Pants; Mist: Lindy's Stamp Gang; Dies: Die-Versions; Ribbons: May Arts; Writing tools: Kuretake chalkboard marker


YOU ARE MY WORLD Designer: WENDI ROBINSON (USA) Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Pattern paper: Fancy Embellishments: Fancy Pants, Chickaniddy Crafts; Mist: Mister Huey’s


PRETTY BIG MEMORIES OF YOU Designer: TONE-LILL ANGELSKĂ…R (NORWAY) Supplies: Papers: Fancy Pants; Embellishments: Karen Foster, Buttons Gallore, Making Memories, Tim Holtz; Misc.: Doilies, mini peg, Washi tape, tags and tickets; Other: Crop-a-dile


YOU ARE MY WORLD Designer: BRENSHEVIA BAKER (USA) Supplies: Patterned paper and embellishments: Fancy Pants; Sketch by: Laura Whitaker for LGS


YOU ARE MY WORLD Designer: Lee-Anne Thornton (CANADA) Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Corrugated Cardstock, Embellishments, patterned paper and stickers: Fancy Pants Designs; Pen: Marvy Uchida; Sketch: Jess Mutty


SOUL MATE Designer: MICHELLE MCDONALD (USA) Supplies: Fancy Pants, TCW stencil,modeling paste, misc. flowers, cheesecloth, and Want2Scrap chipboard title. Thanks so much!


THE STACHES Designer: MELINDA GARNER (USA) Supplies: Patterned paper, buttons, ephemera pack, tags, decorative bags, stickers - Fancy Pants ; Wood Veneer – Basic Grey & Studio Calico; Sprinkles – Doodlebug; Alphas - BoBunny and My Little Shoebox; Twine - Maya Road


“With more than 30 years of design experience, Paper House is dedicated to showcasing our unique perspective through evocative and surprising images across cards, magnets, papers and clever gifts. We combine marketing insight, award-winning design and exceptional quality to create products that appeal to people of all ages. At Paper House we think of life as a “verb” capturing the joy, the surprise and the fun of living through images that stand out, emotionally connect and bring a smile.” ~Excerpt taken from Paper House Productions website

BEACH BAGS Designer: BRANDI MATOS (USA) Supplies: Cardstock: Coordinations; Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; Embellishments: Paper House Productions; Ink, embossing powder, paint: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; Digital elements: SVGcuts.com; Miscellaneous: hemp cord, brads


HAVE A BALL Designer: JOEFIL CATE (USA) Supplies: Paper House Endless Summer Collection


BY THE SEA Designer: MAYOORI JAIN (USA) Supplies: Paper House Endless Summer Collection


BEACH BABES Designer: NADINE CARLIER (USA) Supplies: All Product: Paper House Endless Summer Collection


FUN IN THE SUN Designer: MELINDA FELICIDA (USA) Supplies: All Product: Paper House Endless Summer Collection


BY THE SEA Designer: BRENSHEVIA BAKER (USA) Supplies: Paper House Endless Summer Collection


SUN, SAND, SURF Designer: WENDI ROBINSON (USA) Supplies: Paper House Endless Summer Collection


TOES IN THE SAND Designer: DEVRA HUNT (USA) Supplies: Patterned Papers, stickers, epoxy-Paper House; Cardstock-Bazzill; Stencil-The Crafters Workshop; Mist-Tattered Angels; twine-My Minds Eye; InkColorbox


TROPICAL PARADISE Designer: NADINE CARLIER (USA) Supplies: Pink Paislee Sweet Cakes, Fancy Pants Beach Babe, Me & My Big Ideas, Paper House, Stickers: Me & My Big Ideas, Fancy Pants, Paper House, Fancy Pants, Ink, embossing powder, Gesso, Tattered Angels, Zig, Burlap


FUN IN THE SUN Designer: MICHELLE MCDONALD (USA) Supplies: Paper House Endless Summer Collection, used shells, netting, seed beads, sequins, flowers, and bottle caps


FOOTPRINTS Designer: DANIE RAMIREZ DIAKUN (CANADA) Supplies: PH, cardstock, Alphas: Silhouette cut file, Ink Mama Mocha, and brown marker (faux stitching) Misc: glossy accents, hand punches (footprints & flower)


SUNKIST IN FLORIDA Designer: DANIE RAMIREZ DIAKUN (CANADA) Supplies: PH, cardstock, Alphas: Silhouette cut file, TH Distress Marker Spritzer (airbrush effects), Fibers: Bazzill paper flower Misc: MS white texture effect with mask, Sketch - mine, * footprints


OCEAN GETAWAY Designer: MICHELLE MCDONALD (USA) Supplies: : Paper House Endless Summer Collection, used shells, netting, seed beads, sequins, flowers, and bottle caps


GOOD TIMES Designer: NADINE CARLIER (USA) Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; Embellishments: Paper House Productions; Alphas: American Crafts Thickers; Ink, embossing powder, paint: Ranger Distress Ink; Ribbon/fibers: Twine


RELAX Designer: BUFFY BURNSIDE (USA) Supplies: Paper House Productions Endless Summer Collection

BY THE SHORE Designer: MAYOORI JAIN (USA) Supplies: Paper House Endless Summer Collection


BY THE SHORE Designer: CONNIE HALL (USA) Supplies: Paper House Productions Endless Summer Collection


LIFE’S A BEACH Designer: BRANDI MATOS (CANADA) Supplies: Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; Embellishments: Paper House Productions; Ink, embossing powder, paint: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Miscellaneous: white thread


FUN IN THE SUN Designer: CONNIE HALL (CANADA) Supplies: Patterned Paper: Paper House Productions; Embellishments: Paper House Productions, Prima; Dies: My Favorite Things, Cheery; Misc.: Burlap, Gesso, bubble wrap,


SUNS AND SURF Designer: BUFFY BURNSIDE (USA) Supplies: Paper House Productions Endless Summer Collection

AT THE BEACH Designer: BEV CODE (CANADA) Supplies: Paper House Productions Endless Summer Collection; Other: 7 Gypsies ribbon


OILFIELD LIFE Designer: STACEY MENTOR (USA) Supplies: Paper House Productions Endless Summer Collection, Recollection cardstock

MAKE WAVES Designer: MAYOORI JAIN (USA) Supplies: Paper House Productions Endless Summer Collection


DISCOVERING SAN FRANCISCO

Designer: Giorgia Rossini (ITALY) Supplies: Cardstock: Colorbรถk; Pattern paper: Paper House Productions; Embellishments: Paper House, Pebbles; Alphas: Pebbles; Stamps: Stamperia; Ink, embossing powder, paint: 13Arts; The Crafter's Workshop mask; Xyron tape runner; Motex labeler; Sketch: Skissedilla

BEACH Designer: BUFFY BURNSIDE (USA) Supplies: Paper House Productions Endless Summer Collection


LIFE’S A BEACH Designer: BEV CODE (CANADA) Supplies: Pattern paper: Paper House Productions; Embellishments: Paper House Productions; Punch: Kreaxions; Other: burlap, cork

COCOA BEACH Designer: BRENSHEVIA BAKER (USA) Supplies: Paper House Productions Endless Summer Collection


FUN IN THE SUN Designer: JOEFIL CATE (USA) Supplies: Paper House Productions Endless Summer Collection

POP’S GIRL Designer: STACEY MENTOR (USA) Supplies: Paper House Productions Endless Summer Collection, WRM ribbon, Pebbles alphas


LIFE’S A BEACH Designer: MELINDA GARNER (USA) Supplies: Paper House "Endless Summer", 3D Stickers, Chipoxy - Paper House


OUR FAVORITE VIEW Designer: MELINDA GARNER (USA) Supplies: Patterned Paper - Paper House "Endless Summer", 3D Stickers, Chipoxy - Paper House, Alpha: Thickers "Amy Tangerine", Drywall Tape


SAND & SURF Designer: JENESSA FRANCO (USA) Supplies: The Paper House Patterned Paper; My Mind's Eye Rub-ons; Bo Bunny Doilies; American Crafts Alphas; Crafters Workshop Templates; Tattered Angels Mist; Liquitex Modeling Paste


MAKIN WAVES Designer: LYNN SHAFFER (CANADA) Supplies: Paper House "Endless Summer"


LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL Designer: BEV CODE (USA) Supplies: Paper House, Embellishments: A Cutt Above, Paper House, Creative Embellishments, Robin's Nest, Other: stitching, ribbon, brads

LIFE’S A BEACH Designer: DANIE RAMIREZ DIAKUN

(CANADA) Supplies: MME & SIMPLE STORIES, ME & My Big Ideas, Stickers: ME & My BIG Ideas, Ink, embossing powder, Stampin'write, Stampin'Up, Floss, Stitching, BBP jewels, Sketch Designer or Site A Cutt Above Die Cut File


I DREAM (CANVAS) Designer: STACEY MENTOR (USA) Supplies: Paint Splatter file from A Cutt Above and vinyl.


LOVE THIS FACE Designer: DEVRA HUNT (USA) Supplies: PP-MME and Basic Grey, Washi-MME, labels-Jillibean Soup, Freckled Fawn, MME, Brads-Making Memories, clip and epoxy-Freckled Fawn, Mist-Tattered Angels, Cut file by A Cutt Above the Rest


CRUSIN 2014 Designer: BRANDI MATOS (USA) Supplies: Cardstock: Coordinations, Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp, Embellishments: Creative Embellishments Chipboard, Petaloo and Prima flowers, Alpha: Thickers, Ink, embossing powder, paint: Ranger Distress Ink, Dylusions mist, Lindy's Stamp Gang mist, Ranger Liquid Pearls, Miscellaneous: Die cut background from A Cutt Above the Rest.


SASSY Designer: BRENSHEVIA BAKER (USA) Supplies: Carta Bella Summer Collection and Cut file by A Cutt Above the Rest.


FREE TO BE ME Designer: NADINE CARLIER (USA) Supplies: American Craft, Scenic Route Liberty, EK Success Jolee's by You, Studio Calico, Scenic Route, Stickers: Queen & Co. Trendy Tape, Alpha: A Cutt Above So Much Fun die cut, Ink, embossing powder, paint: Smooch Spritz Gold Glow, Tattered Angels Black Magic, Writing Tools: Zig, Ribbon/fibers: unknown, Miscellaneous: red velum


LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL Designer: SHIRLEY MIJARES MASCARINA (ISRAEL) Supplies: Fancy Pants, Authentique, MME, Recollection, Golden Artist Colors , Tim Holtz, TCW, Colorbox, Studio Calico, Basic Grey, Sharpie, Michaels, Be Creative Tape, A Cutt Above file Life is Beautiful


YOU ARE MY SUNSHINE Designer: Christine Santos (NEW ZEALAND) Supplies: Patterned papers: Kaisercraft; Embellishments: Kaisercraft and Prima: Alphas: American Crafts Thickers; stamps: Kaisercraft; Inks & Paints: Kaisercraft ink, Dylusions spray, Kaisercraft acrylic paint, Close to my Heart pearl paint and reinker

FAMILY TOGETHER Designer: Irit Shalom (ISRAEL) Supplies: Patterned paper: Chic Tags; Embellishments: Creative Embellishments chipboard, Chic Tags tags, Flourish with a Bling gems, Epiphany Crafts epoxies; Mists: Lindy's Stamp Gang; Mask: Tando Creative


Our Readers Gallery is a place for you to share your art. Our hope is that you will inspire each other to create often, and continue to submit your pages for publication.

THE GIRLS Designer: Cassandra DeGrace (CANADA) Supplies: Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp & Pink Paislee; Other: The Crafter's Workshop stencil, Golden gesso; Alphas: American Crafts Embellishments: Queen and Company, Recollections; Sketch: Laura Whitaker for LGS


AUNTIE LOVES ME Designer: Lyne Blodgett (USA) Supplies: Patterned paper: Doodlebug; Embellishments: Janna Werner, Doodlebug, Queen & Co.; Alphas: American Crafts Thickers; Writing Tools: Stampin' Up; Miscellaneous: pipe cleaners

CUTE PRINCESS Designer: Christine Santos (NEW ZEALAND) Supplies: Kaisercraft cardstock and patterned paper, template, Paper Blooms, Ribbon Roses, Sparklets, Pearl Flourish, Wooden Flourishes; Kindy Glitz: Clear Stamps; Crate Paper Photo Overlays; Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist


WONDRFUL LIFE Designer: Thander Aye (USA) Supplies: Pattern Paper: Quick Quotes; ink: Quick Quotes Powder Puff Ink ; Gesso; Dies: Sizzix Bigz Die; Embellishments: Prima Resins

LOVED & REUSED Designer: Mandi Holmes (USA) Supplies: Cardstock: The Paper Studio; Pattern paper: Fancy Pants; Embellishments: My Mind's Eye, Maya Road, Hazel & Ruby; Elle’s Studio and Fancy Pants; Twine: Timeless Twine;


TRUE FRIENDSHIP Designer: BRANDI MATOS (USA) Supplies: Cardstock: Coordinations; Patterned paper: Basic Grey; Embellishments: Petaloo’ Recollections, Creative Embellishments, American Crafts; Stamps/Stencil: Tim Holtz Sentiment Stamp; Ink, embossing powder, paint: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder, Ranger Liquid Pearls

THANK YOU Designer: BEV CODE (CANADA) Supplies: Patterned paper: Heidi Grace Design; Embellishments: Linnie Blooms; Stickers: SRM; Ink: Tim Holtz Ranger; Punches: Kreaxions; Misc.: button


FUN IN THE SUN Designer: WENDI ROBINSON (USA) Supplies: Cardstock: Core-dinations; Patterned paper: Echo Park; Embellishmnets: Echo Park

SWEET ANGEL Designer: JENESSA FRANCO (USA) Supplies: Imagination Project & Scenic Route Patterned Paper; Bazzill Cardstock; Jolee’s, KaiserCraft, Making Memories and KI Memories Embellishments; My Mind's Eye Trim; Miscellaneous Ribbon


THANK YOU Designer: BUFFY BURNSIDE (USA) Supplies: Cardstock: Coredinations; Stamps: Prima; Ink, embossing powder, paint: Dylusions

LOVE Designer: NADINE CARLIER (USA) Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Pattern paper: DCWV, Little Yellow Bicycle; Embellishments: Crate Paper, Teresa Collins; Stamps: Inkadinkado; Ink, embossing powder, paint: Memento, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Versa Mark, Hero Arts, Ribbon/fibers: Prima, Miscellaneous: Vellum


EVERYDAY CARD Designer: MICHELLE MCDONALD (USA) Supplies: Friday the Thirteenth papers, lace, inks; misc.: punch, dies, and flowers.

JUST BE YOURSELF Designer: Lee-Anne

Thornton (CANADA) Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Die cuts: Kaisercraft; Embellishments: Kaisercraft


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Designer: MELINDA GARNER (USA) Supplies: Jillibean Soup "Birthday Bisque"

UNTITLED Designer: TONE-LILL ANGELSKÅR (NORWAY) Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Bling: Bazzill; Die-cuts: Spellbinders and Tim Holtz; Embossing folder: Tim Holtz; Pattern Paper: Maggie Design, My Mind’s Eye; Stamp: Kort og Godt; Punch: Martha Stewart; Miscellaneous: Ribbon, brad


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Designer: Sandy Ross (CANADA) Supplies: My Mind’s Eye patterned paper & embellishments; American Crafts brad & ribbon; Recollections card & envelope

CONGRATULATIONS Designer: Pia Krogh Larsen (DENMARK) Supplies: Cardstock: 4CC and Bazzill; Patterned paper: Echo Park; Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps; Tsukineko Memento Ink; Clearly Besotted dies and Simon Says Stamp die.


WOOF Designer: Pia Krogh Larsen (DENMARK) Supplies: Cardstock: 4CC; Embellishments: Viva Décor Paper Pen, Homemade enamel dots; Stamps: Kelly Purkey; Hero Arts Shadow Inks; Miscellaneous: Simon Says Stamp stencil. TH Ink blending tool

THE SKY IS THE LIMIT Designer: Laura Whitaker (CANADA) Supplies: Cardstock: Staples, Stampin’ Up; Inks; Copic Sketch markers; Tools: silhouette Die cutting machine, Cuttlebug and Cuttlebug embossing folder


Moments of Tranquility online store grew from the requests of the followers of Natasha Naranjo-Aquirre's Blog. Natasha shows such passion and love for her favorite products in her work that her blog followers often asked if she sold them, or could sell them... and so the online shop was born. Natasha stocks all of her very favorite items, specializing in Dusty Attic Chipboard & Blooms, Green Tara flowers, beautiful papers by Pion Design and 7 Dots Studios and products by Donna Salzar Designs. By specializing in a few select items, she can always offer the best service to her customers.


Photographing our layouts for our blogs and E-zine submissions to help them look their best is very important, but not overly difficult. I am by no means a camera wizard, I do own a Canon Rebel but really only know how to use a couple of functions so the following tips will be completely at a beginner’s level. That said you do not require a fancy camera, any digital model will do. Nor do you require any specialized photography software. To start with, wait for a good photography day, and by this I mean the sun should be out. Artificial light leaves your photos grainy and dark, it also changes the colours of the products that you are using. I often wait until I have a pile of pages and photograph them when I have lovely morning sun I know this may not work for some schedules, so fit it in when you have good natural light. Not only will you have better photos you will have less editing to do, too. Now get your camera ready, turn off the flash and make sure you are taking a large photo, as large as you can. I set my camera to the largest setting possible. Turn it to “Auto,” and turn off the flash. This makes for a nice crisp photo that helps to showcase any dimension or texture on my layout. The next step is to place your layout on the ground where the light is good, but not in direct sunlight. I typically photograph my pages in my front entrance way. I can open the door to get good light but the sun is above the house so there are no harsh shadows. I do not have the space or budget for a photo booth, so this works well for me. Stand directly over your layout and line it up in the view finder or screen of your camera so that your layout is square with 3 of the four sides of the screen. It takes a little finagling the first time or two but you will get skilled at this really quickly.


Your camera screen should look something like the photo on the right. Leaving even a little more space around your photo may make it even easier to square things up. Next, hold your breath and snap! You may even want to take a few photos to have options. Don’t worry if you get a toe or two in the shot, as long as nothing is overhanging the layout, like the belt of your robe, yes I have done that! Once you have uploaded your photos onto your computer, it is time to do a little editing. I use Windows Live Photo Gallery, it came free with my computer and is super easy to use, but there are several free online options as well, like Picasa and PicMonkey. This is what my editing software looks like in use. To the right of the photo you will see tools like “straighten”, you can use this to tweak your photo if it is slightly off square. By clicking on the drop down menu below the “crop” tool, you can choose “proportion” and then “square”, this will allow you to get a perfectly square photo. If you are having difficulty lining up your edges, you may need to crop your page just a little inside the outer edges, that’s okay! Next, use the “adjust exposure” tools to tweak your page. I like to up the “shadows” a bit, increase the “contrast” and “brightness” a fair amount and reduce the “highlights” a bit. I also use this program to resize my photo to about 600x600, which is perfect for blogging and E-zines. Another hint is to make a copy of your favourite photo, before editing, that way if you do not like the changes that you have made you can start over again. At the end of the day, the photography of your layout can mean the difference of your submission getting published or not, so it is definitely worth the time to learn these skills and put them to good use.


Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard and wood products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments. Please stop over to the Creative Embellishments store and have a look around. Store - http://creativeembellishments.com/ Blog - http://creativeembellishments.com/blog


UNTITLED Designer: MICHELLE MCDONALD (USA) Supplies: Becky Higgins PL Teen cards; Misc. tags, Washi tape, wood veneers, buttons, sequins, die cuts and beads; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher


PROJECT LIFE MARCH Designer: MELISSA VINING (NEW ZEALAND) Supplies: Becky Higgins Project Life Dear Lizzy Mini Kit, Kaisercraft, American, Crafts, Studio Calico, Stickers: Becky Higgins Project Life American Crafts Thickers Stamps: Paper Bakery,Epoxy stickers

PL WEEK 2 Designer: Valerie Huang (USA) Supplies: Exclusive kit (Chic tags), Project life kit (Studio Calico), Plus one mini kit (American Crafts)


PROJECT LIFE Designer: Valerie Huang (USA) Supplies: Dear Lizzy project life mini kit; DIY boutique (Simple Stories); Chic Tags, Freckled Fawn, Elle’s Studio wood veneers; Dear Lizzy alphas; Heidi Swapp stickers; Evalicious puffy stickers; Digital elements: Instamag app

PROJECT LIEE Designer: LYNN SHAFFER (CANADA) Supplies: Bazzill cardstock; Patterned paper: Fabscraps, Jillibean soup, Carta Bella, Crate Paper, Graphic 45; Embellishments: MME, Prima, Crate Paper, Studio Calico; Stickers: Doodlebug, Jillebean Soup; Ink: Tim Holtz Vintage photo; Miscellaneous: MS butterfly punch, Hemp cord


The Frosted Designs store is a joint effort between two women who live on opposites of the world! Barb is in the United States and Amanda is in Australia. Together, we are excited to bring you the newest products as well as tutorials on how to use those products! Not only do we sell some of your favorite scrapbooking and mixed media Supplies: , but we also sell 2 different kits each month. The scrapbooking kit includes the latest releases and offers a fun mix of embellishments and papers from your favorite manufacturers. The Mixed Media Paper Kit is designed to help you take those mixed media techniques and apply them to your paper crafting projects. Store: Frosted-designs.us Blog: frosteddesigns.blogspot.com


We are now taking submissions for our 5th Issue which will go to print December 1st. Please see Let’s Get Sketchy for more details! Hope to see you in our next issue!

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August issue 4  

• Featured Artist • Celebrations • For the Boys • Black & White • Paper House features • Fancy Pants feature • Project Life • Free sketches...

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