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BLISS by Alisha Gordon Cardstock, patterned paper, fabric paper, stickers, badges, letter stickers, rub on, chipboard heart: American Crafts; Punches: Fiskars (border), Scalloped circle (McGill); Circle cutter: Martha Stewart; Other: Thread; Photography by Karen Jensen, shinephotographybykaren.com
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Fro m t h e Ed i to r
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Challenge: Colour Combos
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Fa s t & Fa b u l o u s
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[ Aw a r d W i n n i n g S T Y L E ] Burst of flowers, bright colours, and some subtle stitching tie together this layout about Roree Rumph’s precious little girl
[ R E A L L i f e ] BY JERI HUISH Whether it’s the kitchen table or a room of its own, your crafting space is a sanctuary of creativity. Scrapbook it!
[ O n e A m a z i n g A lb u m ] BY PAIGE EVANS Black & white, inked-up damask gets paired with a pop of orange on this chic page showcasing Leslie Ashe’s daughter’s senior pictures.
[ S T O R I E S To Te l l ] BY JENNIFER GALLACHER Heritage is so much more than black & white photos and several “greats” in a row – this month, Jen helps us look to the past for inspiration.
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Hello and welcome to the May edition of Scrapbook Trends! I don't know about you, but the arrival of the month of May is well appreciated this year. After such a dark, cold winter, May has seemed a very long time coming. So, why all of the excitement? Apart from it being my first wedding anniversary, it is also a month during which we enjoy two bank holidays....and we are all ready for the rest! Really ready! So, with extended weekend breaks in mind, we have been working hard behind the scenes to put together a great edition of Scrapbook Trends for you to browse at your leisure. One weekend this month, I have pencilled in a plan to tidy up and reorganise some of my scrapbooking space. After reading our 'Real Life' feature by Jerri Hush (starting on page 18), I have been inspired to take before, during and after photos. If I think back to when I started this hobby I now realise I have missed an important change in my life. It would have been fun to look back at the limited supplies I started with and how my 'collection' has grown. 'This Feeds my Creative Soul' by Christine Drumheller on page 23, is a lovely layout showing her own crafting space and what it has done for her life.
Page 82 sees the beginning of our section on using bling, and I have been inspired by Anabelle O'Malleys 'On his Play List' layout (Page 86). Her use of gems and colour on a layout about her sons music choices is just perfect; but, Annabelle has also reminded me that I need to take time to 'quiz' my boys this month and keep up to date with their favourite things lists! Another layout I think you will love is April Fosters 'Shades of Summer' layout (Page 61). It shows how you can easily combine two of this year's trends- stitching and banners. The zigzag stitching used as the banner string not only looks fabulous...it combines the two 'halves' of the layout beautifully. For other great stitching ideas head over to the start of our stitching feature on page 58. Also this month, we have joined up with the team at Pencil Lines (www.pencillines.com) to work with 5 great layout sketches provided by Pencil Lines founder, Anna Bowkis. Take a look at how different two people's interpretation of the same sketch can be (from page 92). I had a go at his challenge myself and loved working (and being inspired) by a sketch. It would be a great starting point for you too if you are planning some scrapbooking fun on your bank holiday weekends.
Emma Trout Editor P.S If you have been inspired too, I would love to see your layouts! You can send a Jpeg to email@example.com. This is also the address to send your Showcase submissions. 9
10 [Blogs We Love ] Around cyberspace this month I have noticed more and more people are embracing the idea that scrapbooking can form a crossover with other crafts. People are re-learning forgotten skills, in particular, needlecraft. I have seen a trend for using sewing related items… be it in the manufacturers products or the crafters finished work - and this months ‘hot trend’ is for dress forms.
1 Dina Wakely mixed media work is so inspirational (it makes you want to get inky and painty right away), and her dress form book for Maya Road is simply outstanding! www.dinastamps.typepad.com
2 Iris Babao Uy shows a beautiful layout, ’Life’s Portrait’, on her blog that she made for Webster’s Pages. The Prima Marketing dress form is a perfect addition to the layout. www.irisbabaouy.typepad.com 3 Steph Devlin was a wonderful find on my blog hop… her work is absolutely stunning! Take a look at Steph’s blog to see many ideas for using dress forms, both on the page and off. www.stephdevlin.typepad.com 4 It’s off to the USA for the last trip on my blog hop. Toni (2dogs) was another great find with a great style to her work. There are several layouts on her blog with dress forms from Webster’s Pages ‘Postcard from Paris’ collection. www.lifeasascrapper.blogspot.com
If you would like to use dress forms in your layouts, then check out these blogs. We would like to see how dress forms have inspired your projects firstname.lastname@example.org 10
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Anna Bowkis founded www. PencilLines.co.uk in October 2006 and nowadays, is inspiring over 17,000 readers a week. A site which reveals a new “scrapbook sketch” every week, which you can use any which way you choose, it serves as the starting block to get your creativity going. If you’re not computer savvy, you will be happy to hear you can now share the Pencil Lines experience with “Pencil Lines – The Sketch Book”.
Do you hear the Pitter Patter of tiny feet? The Pitter Patter collection from Making Memories brings pastels in pinks and blues to cute designs. They have taken nursery rhymes and put them into amazing printed paper and embellishments. Making Memories are one of the best manufacturers out there to give you the “whole package” and this range is no exception. Patterned Papers, Speciality card, brads, felt pieces, albums and more. This collection could be used for baby shower invitations, baby layouts, Easter pictures, farm pictures and more. www.makingmemories.com 12
With 40 new sketches exclusively for the book, Anna has been joined by an international cast of 11 designers to give you a book full of inspiration and points to start your creativity.
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Teresa Collins is well known for her love of journaling, her latest release, Travel Ledger is a collection of classic neutral papers with a hint of colour. This collection was designed specifically to help you capture and document your travels in an artistic way. Whether you travel around the world or just out your front door, these designs will co-ordinate perfectly with all of your memorabilia and photos, and will enable you to record memories, create layouts and photo journals with ease. www.teresacollinsdesigns.com
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Leslie Ashe “These are my daughter’s senior photos. She graduated last year and is already on her second semester of college. Looking at the pure joy on her face in these pictures makes me realize how short time is. You only get them for so long, then like butterflies...they soar. I thoroughly enjoyed this day. I loved watching our photographer catch her beauty and most of all, her personality. My daughter lights up any room she walks in. I wanted to make sure my layout emphasized how fabulous she is to all of us (especially me). I can hardly believe she’s grown!” -Leslie
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Jenni Bowlin Studio; Staples, paint: Ranger; Ribbon; Offray; Buttons: Craft supply; Letter stickers: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Spray paint: Shimmerz; Pens: Sharpie; Photography: Andie Smith, for eight18 Photography
OH SO FAB YOU
1. When I was very young my dream job was to name crayons. I’m still waiting on the crayon colour naming position to open at Crayola. 2. I will not, cannot, shall not ever like a clown. They scare me to death! 3. To this day, Pretty In Pink is my favourite movie. : I totally relate to Molly Ringwald’s character. 4. Ballet flats are my weakness. Lace doilies too. But not together. (Wait. What a cute idea!) 5. My husband of almost 20 years (this month) still makes my heart go pitter-pat.
REAL life your life as only you know it
Whether it’s a table in the den, a nook in the kitchen or a room all by itself, our scrapbook spaces are sanctuaries in a world of everyday chaos. It’s where we go to unwind and rewind – to relax while we create the pages that preserve our family memories. What is your scrapbook space like? How have you made it your own? Is it an organizer’s by jeri huish
dream with ribbon spools, embellishment trays, and rainbows of fresh paper? Or is it a mad whirl of colour, ideas and inspiration? Are you tucked away in the corner or do you get to indulge in a wall-to-wall creative sprawl? However you have arranged, decorated, and organized your special creative space, preserve the spot in a layout of its own.
I love that Amanda has photographed her workspace while she’s in the middle of a project. This picture is what we’re all about – real life! A straight stitch around the photo mat coordinates perfectly with the dashed lines on the background paper, while simple flower embellishments balance the weight of the dark mat. To make your own, cut flowers from patterned paper and adhere them to flowers punched from vintage notebook paper. HAPPINESS IS... by Amanda Dovey Cardstock, letter stickers: American Crafts; Patterned paper: American Crafts, My Mind’s Eye, Prima; Ink: SEI; Die cut machine: Slice by Making Memories (Basic Shapes 1 design card); Font: Arial TIP: The scalloped die cut paper looks marvelous when contrasted with the straight lines of the background paper.
I love the small detail photographs that Lisa used to capture all the different aspects of her scrapbooking space. From her storage and organizing containers to her special decorative touches, she showcases the things that make the space uniquely her own. She has also chosen patterned papers and embellishments that highlight the dominant colours in her space. MY SPACE by Lisa Dickinson Patterned paper, baker’s twine: Studio Calico; Eyelets, pen: American Crafts; Brad: Lost Art Treasures; Chipboard buttons: Scenic Route Paper Co.; Letter stickers: October Afternoon; Ink: Stampin’ Up!; Font: Typenoksidi, from dafont.com TIP: Take a cue from your background paper – the not-quite-perfect grid meshes perfectly with the pattern of the photographs. And for a quick way to journal on this page, list all the things you do in your scraproom. 20
I love how our creative styles spill over into every aspect of our lives â€“ even the way we decorate and organize. Valerieâ€™s scrapbooking space is filled with vintage buckets, cans, and even tin picnic baskets. She uses these antique containers to house her collection of embellishments and ephemera.
VINTAGE STYLE by Valerie Mangan Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, die cut borders, stickers (circle, star): Sassafras; Letter stickers: American Crafts (blue), Making Memories (black); Journaling spots: Heidi Swapp (notebook), Sassafras (alphabet); Font: MS Courier; Photo envelope: Vintage TIP: Layer different border pieces over one another to create something totally unique. Use wallet-sized photos to show a space from every angle.
Paige cleverly uses hand-stitched lines to walk us through the different aspects of her creative space. Her journaling follows the lines and leads us from one picture to the next, telling a story along the way. Each line ends in a coordinating button, which completes the colourful feel of her photographs. MY SPACE by Paige Evans Cardstock, buttons, letter stickers (chipboard, foam, paper, vinyl), pen: American Crafts; Patterned paper (music notes), journaling spot, labels: Elleâ€™s Studio; Floss: DMC TIP: Instead of a picture in the middle of your layout, try letting your journaling take centre stage. Challenge yourself to re-arrange it and see what new layout styles emerge. 22
Being creative refreshes and revitalizes you. Christine uses these charming food-themed embellishments to play on the idea of â€œfeedingâ€? your creative energies. She creates an interesting background by adding a thin overlay (cut from a shopping bag) that has a crinkly texture. THIS FEEDS MY CREATIVE SOUL by Christine Drumheller Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Collage Press, Making Memories, October Afternoon; Photo turn, gaffer tape, hole reinforcer: 7 Gypsies; Staples: Office supply; Brad, paint: Making Memories; Journaling spot: Collage Press; Letter stickers: American Crafts (large black), EK Success (little black); Utensil stamps: PSX; Ink: Ranger; Scalloped circle punch: Marvy Uchida; Decorative scissors: Fiskars; Font: 1942 Report, from dafont.com; Other: Shopping bag, bubble wrap TIP: To get the circles on her background paper, Christine brushed white acrylic paint on a piece of bubble wrap, stamped it on a scrap piece to remove excess paint, then stamped it on her background. 23
24 FAM I LY DEZEMBER by Reneeâ€™ Morris-Dezember Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, paper clip, transparency die cuts (bird, butterfly, photo corners), chipboard (flowers, sentiment), button, paper frills, journaling spots: GCD Studios; Floss: Making Memories; Letter stickers: October Afternoon; Postal stamp: Unity Stamp Company; Digital date stamp: Kara Dudley (Capture + Record kit), from thedigichick.com; Ink: Tsukineko The family-themed sentiments on the background paper are similar to the journaling on this layout.
SISTERLY LOVE by Nicole Martel Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, decorative: Little Yellow Bicycle; Ribbon: Websterâ€™s Pages; Flower: Prima; Chipboard: American Crafts (number), Making Memories (letters); Jewels: Zva Creative; Paint: Making Memories; Pen: Uni-Ball Signo; Punches: EK Success (scalloped circle), Fiskars (border); Corner rounder: Creative Memories; Adhesive machine: Xyron create-a-sticker The painting technique on this layout is awesome - squirt the paint directly from the canister onto the background paper, then smudge it slightly with a scrap paper piece. 26
YOU BLESS MY LIFE by Ann Schneider Cardstock: Die Cuts with a View; Patterned paper: Making Memories, October Afternoon, Sassafras; Stick pin, button: Craft supply; Baker’s twine: Martha Stewart Crafts; Flowers: Making Memories, Prima; Label sticker: Cosmo Cricket; Tag, acrylic sun: Colorbök; Pearls: Making Memories; Sentiment stamp: Art Warehouse; Ink: StazOn; Punches: Fiskars (notebook), Martha Stewart Crafts (butterfly) Whenever Ann sits down, she knows she’ll have company, so she clustered all of her embellishments together for that same cozy feeling. 27
HAPPY TODAY by Chris Dodaj Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup, October Afternoon; Epoxy brads: My Mindâ€™s Eye; Ribbon, felt tree, journaling spot stickers: American Crafts; Chipboard letters: Cosmo Cricket; Sentiment stamp, kit: Studio Calico; Ink: StazOn; Pen: Sharpie The bright colours on this layout scream happiness, but the journaling about a brand-new addition to the family boosts the layout into pure bliss.
SHARING IS CARING by Pam Callaghan Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, jewels, stickers, transparencies (butterfly, sentiment), paper frill: GCD Studios; Template: Coluzzle; Die cut machine: Slice by Making Memories (Basics 2 design card); Font: Ambrosia Demo, from dafont.com The flowers and butterflies on this layout tie in nicely to these photos taken in nature.
US by Lisa Dickinson Cardstock: Craft supply; Patterned paper: Jenni Bowlin Studio, October Afternoon; Pearl brad: Making Memories; Stickers: American Crafts (letters), Jenni Bowlin Studio (label); Die cuts (label, ticket), beaded flower: Vintage; Spray ink: Maya Road; Border punch: Fiskars; Digital frame: Katie Pertiet, designerdigitals.com; Template: Acrylic butterfly by Heidi Swapp; Kit: Jenni Bowlin Studio A bold border of punched gray cardstock defines the edges of this heartwarming photo collage.
FAMILY by Anabelle Oâ€™Malley Patterned paper: Making Memories, October Afternoon; Ribbon: Craft supply; Floss: DMC; Buttons, ink: Papertrey ink; Chipboard flowers, foam letter stickers: American Crafts; Jewels (individual, flourishes): Zva Creative; Pen: Sharpie Journaling with a dark pen on this bright layout is a fantastic idea, especially when the journaling is found on the edges of the die cut paper!
HOME IS WHERE LOVE GROWS by Kelly Goree Cardstock: Craft supply; Patterned paper, dimensional felt stickers, chipboard (heart, letters): BasicGrey; Staples: Office supply; Ink: ColorBox; Pens: Uni-Ball Signo, Zig; Scalloped scissors: Fiskars; Fonts: CK Ali’s Hand from creatingkeepsakes.com, Mom’s Typewriter from dafont.com Kelly had always wanted to do a piece of wall art as opposed to “just” a scrapbook page, and this mosaic of papers has that homey feel.
DAILY PRAYER by Stephanie Howell Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: BasicGrey, October Afternoon; Fabric brads, letter stickers: BasicGrey; Flowers: Bella Blvd; Chipboard letters, pen: American Crafts; Labels: October Afternoon; Rub ons (border, doily): Hambly Studios; Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart Crafts; Kit: Studio Calico Writing out your gratitude for your loved ones on a layout is a magical way of letting them know you care.
WE ARE FAMILY by Alisha Gordon Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, badge, chipboard (shapes, words): American Crafts; Photography: Amanda Peterson Photography Create a funky and textured pattern by layering chipboard shapes and words on the same colour of cardstock and trimming the excess.
NEW DIRECTION by Stacey Michaud Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, travel-themed die cuts, letter stickers: October Afternoon; Bookplate: 7 Gypsies; Ribbon: Making Memories; Buttons: Craft supply; Font: Garamond Overlapping the journaling strips onto the photo is a great way to draw the eye into the picture.
With gorgeous pictures, fabulous oversized antique postcards, and a few embellishments in hand, Cheryl used the lyrics of her and her husband’s favourite love song to convey a heartfelt message in one amazing album. BY PAIGE EVANS ALBUM BY CHERYL AMETWEWEE
IT’S NICE TO HAVE SOMEONE by Cheryl Ametwewee Album is 9 x 7” Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Binder rings: Darice; Fabric, lace: Fabric supply; Letter stickers: American Crafts; Font: Typewriter; Pen: Uni-Ball Signo; Other: Oversized vintage post cards; Photography: Amy Covey
“Music is love in search of a word.” – Sidonie Gabrielle
Whatâ€™s the story behind your album?
I created this album using engagement photos of my husband and I, taken at the local carnival. The song lyrics as journaling are special to us because we listened to this song the night we first met, and now my husband sings it to me almost every day. When I found the old postcards at an antique store I was so excited because I knew right away what I would do with them. I love that not only do they have little love notes on the front, but theyâ€™re also unique to us, mixing the old with the newness of our relationship. How long did the album take you to make?
It only took about two hours to create the entire album because I went with a theme and used corresponding products on each page. 40
What is your hope for this album?
I gave the album to my husband at our rehearsal dinner the night before our wedding and it’s now on display in the main living area of our home. I hope that one day my husband and I will look back at this album and remember how it all started for us, and how much we loved each other right from the beginning. 1 Gather 6-10 thick, vintage postcards. (If you can’t find any, print vintage images on cream cardstock; glue it to chipboard for extra thickness.) 2 Embellish the images with fabric, ribbon, etc., and add photos and printed journaling to the back of the pages. 3 Punch two holes through the left hand side of each page, using an eyelet setter or a Crop-A-Dile. 4 Fasten the finished pages together with binder rings. Mixing your own handwriting with letter stickers and typed journaling gives your project an eclectic feel, while also preserving a little piece of “you.” Don’t be afraid to alter. Cheryl added cute little details to the images on the vintage flashcards, like a fabric ribbon bow on the girl’s head and pieces of colourful fabric on the straws. Every scrap has a purpose! If you’re thinking about throwing away your leftover bits of fabric and paper, consider storing them in a cute box or bag for projects like this where you only need bits of colour here and there. Congrats on your new marriage Cheryl, we wish you all the best! 41
42 abo ut m e 27 YEARS by Heidi Sonboul Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Chatterbox, Crate Paper, GCD Studios, My Mind’s Eye, SEI; Chipboard: Chatterbox (sentiment), Fancy Pants Designs (flowers), Melissa Frances (numbers); Rub ons (“Relax”): Scenic Route Paper Co.; Pearls: BasicGrey; Stickers: GCD Studios (butterfly), Pink Paislee (border), SEI (label); Ribbon, pen: American Crafts; Lace circle: Martha Stewart Crafts; Vintage tag: Heidi Sonboul Break a layout into different sized squares and fill each section with a photo, journaling, or embellishments you love.
THIRTY by Angie Hagist Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Transparency, letter stickers: GCD Studios; Border punch: Fiskars; Font: 2Peas Scrapbook, from twopeasinabucket.com For journaling with an impact, print it right onto your cardstock and arrange the rest of the layout around it.
HIGH SKOOL DAZE by Sasha Holloway Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: October Afternoon; Beads, sequins: Craft supply; Flower: Prima; Letter sticker: American Crafts (white), October Afternoon (black); Circle punch, corner rounder: Fiskars To work with the bright colours of this layout, Sasha edited the photo to a pencil sketch overlay and turned it to a gray hue.
IN MY THIRTIES by Pam Callaghan Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Anna Griffin, My Mind’s Eye; Border stickers: Anna Griffin; Die cut machine: Slice by Making Memories (Basics 3 design card); Fonts: Ambrosia Demo, Champignon, from dafonts.com Every age has a special feature about it, especially the one you’re at right now! Journal your feelings and see how much you’ve grown.
BIG LUNETTES ACCRO by CĂŠline Navarro Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket, Lilybean Paperie, October Afternoon, Sassafras; Sequins: Craft supply; Foam letter stickers, pen: American Crafts; Letter stickers: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Circle punches: EK Success; Kits: Studio Calico A beautiful piece of chipboard can inspire an entire layout, like this chipboard tree album page did for Leslie.
WISH LIST by Christa Paustenbaugh Cardstock: Wausau Paper; Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket, Studio Calico; Pearl brad: My Mind’s Eye; Staples: Office supply; Ribbon, string, kit: Studio Calico; Chipboard: BasicGrey (letters), Jenni Bowlin Studio; Button, letter stickers: Making Memories; Die cuts: Collage Press; Pen: Micron; Adhesive machine: Xyron 3/8” Adhesive Runner Have some journaling you’d like to keep “For Your Eyes Only”? Tuck it into a pocket on your layout.
25 RANDOM THINGS by Stacey Michaud Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, die cuts, stickers: Sassafras; Chipboard: BasicGrey (letters), Sassafras (bracket, flowers, numbers); Jewels: BasicGrey; Ink: Ranger; Font: Arial Adding a lot of journaling doesn’t have to be intimidating. These “sticky notes” make it easy to adjust the journaling for any layout.
I AM by Stephanie Wheeler Cardstock, pearls: BasicGrey; Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Collage Press, Hambly Studios, K & Company, Karen Foster Design, Sassafras, vintage; Staples: Tim Holtz; Chipboard button: Love, Elsie; Button: Creative Imaginations; Rub ons: Hambly Studios (birdcage, flourish), Kaisercraft (stitching); Letter stickers: Sassafras; Ink: StazOn; Glitter spray: Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels; Pen: Sakura If you love lists, make one about you right now and look back on it in the years to come.
ME by Jennifer Gallacher Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Die Cuts with a View, Prism; Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, October Afternoon; Transparency frame: Little Yellow Bicycle; Brads, flowers: Making Memories; String: Craft supply; Buttons, embossing powder: American Crafts; “M” die cut: Die Cuts with a View; Stamps: Hero Arts, PSX; Ink: Inkque Boutique, Stampin’ Up!, VersaMark; Die cut machine: Silhouette by QuicKutz (corner and large scallop dies); Font: Vintage Typewriter from scrapvillage.com For unique journaling spots, create circles (that are about ½” smaller than the circle punches you own) in your word processing program, type in the text, change the colour to brown, then print. Stamp a pattern on scratch paper to remove some of the ink, stamp it over the words, then punch out and mat on punched scalloped circles.
once upon a time there was a little girl that really wanted to be a princess. She dreamed about being a princess every night and thought about being a princess all day. One day, the little girls who wanted nothing more than to be a princess, met a magic bunny. This magic bunny told her that she could have anything she wanted, as long as she would go get the bunny some spinachby out of the garden. The little girl, overjoyed at the Jennifer Gallacher prospect of finally fulfilling her hopes and dreams and becoming a princess, raced to the garden as fast as she could. When she got there, instead of a beautiful green garden that had been there that When I say “heritage” you probably my chubby little baby body, talked morning, there wasmuted only about blakc, charred earth,lakedevoid of call up black & white photos, how my grandparents’
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colours, and lots of “greats” strung together. And yes, those antique photos and albums are definitely heritage – but it’s so much more than that. Our heritage includes the legacy of traditions, traits, and values that we share with our families – past, present, and future. To me, heritage is all about relationships, family memories, and messages of hope and truth for those to come. It could be your ethnic history, your legacy of faith, your learned habits (neuroses?), your family’s history, or anything else that connects you to those who came before you.
in Michigan froze over every winter,
life, and most importantly, spinach. and wondered any over people in the
I was recently browsing through old photo albums my mother kept since I was a child. I pulled my children over, and we laughed at
photos we did not know. It was a bonding experience for us as we compared my life in the past to theirs now.
I also stumbled on one of my great’s journals, transcribed for the next generation by another relative. Grandpa Adam’s handwriting is worn and faded, but the stories that remain are rich in faith and history. I learned that he lost not one, but two children to illness – this was a life experience I did not know we shared, and it bonded me to him in a unique way. It also reminded me of the importance of recording my personal history. I value the thoughts and legacy he left, and I hope the stories I’m leaving for my own posterity will become a cherished history for them as well.
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HARRY & ROSE by Stacy Cohen Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; Vellum: The Paper Company; Flowers, jewels: Prima; Floss: DMC; Lace, yarn, buttons: Craft supply; Chipboard (frame, letters): American Crafts; Pearls: Kaisercraft; Spray paint: Shimmerz; Clear glaze: Glossy Accents by Ranger; Hole punch: Crop-A-Dile by We R Memory Keepers; Fonts: Segoe Print from fontstock.net, Times New Roman
This traditional heritage-style layout about how Stacyâ€™s paternal grandparents met in the early 1900â€™s has beautiful details to support the heritage theme. Notice the crocheted border, stitching, lace, and cluster of flowers, all against a creamy, tea-stained background. 53
once upon a time there was a little girl that really wan ery night and thought about being a princess all day. O a princess, met a magic bunny. This magic bunny told h would go get the bunny some spinach out of the garden ing her hopes and dreams and becoming a princess, raced of a beautiful green garden that had been there that mo
and most importantly, any spinach. FAMILY OF 4 by Nicole Harper Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, October Afternoon; Staples: Office supply; Floss: Karen Foster Design; Button: Craft supply; Die cut tickets: SEI; Stickers: American Crafts (blue letters), Making Memories (cork letters, words), October Afternoon (sentiment circles, tab); Paint, number template: Making Memories; Pen: Zig; Border punch: Fiskars; Kit: Studio Calico
Use whatever style works for you when making heritage layouts. This layout also uses an older photo and documents family memories from years gone by, but Nicole used a modern colour scheme and design. The vintage-style ephemera tie the present to the past, as does the ledger background paper. And I love when good design and frugality meet – notice how she cut the “road trip” accent in half and arranged the pieces opposite each other. 54
nted to be a princess. She dreamed about being a princess evOne day, the little girls who wanted nothing more than to her that she could have anything she wanted, as long as she n. The little girl, overjoyed at the prospect of finally fulfil d to the garden as fast as she could. When she got Don’t there, inst overlook the valueable orning, there was only blakc, charred earth, devoid of life, messages written in some personal letters.
TOGETHER FOREVER by Jennifer Gallacher Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Prism, Provo Craft; Patterned paper: BoBunny, Chatterbox, Heidi Grace Designs, My Little Shoebox; Brads: Karen Foster Design; Flower, string, button: Craft supply; Pearls: BasicGrey; Photo corners: Heidi Swapp; Stamps: American Crafts (flowers), Stamp Craft (feet); Ink: Michaels, VersaMark; Embossing powder: American Crafts; Punches: EK Success (circles), Martha Stewart Crafts (butterfly), Stampin’ Up! (notebook); Scalloped scissors: Provo Craft; Die cut machine: Silhouette by QuicKutz; Fonts: CK Script from scrapnfonts.com, 2Peas Tasklist from twopeasinabucket.com, Century Gothic
Not all our ancestral stories will have photos to support them. This layout’s journaling was taken from a letter written by my great-great-grandfather to his daughter, Virginia. In this letter we discovered a special message of love and faith to his grandchildren – what could be more important to share when including stories in your albums? When you have a word-only layout, choose colours and embellishments that draw the reader into the story – no photo necessary. 55
WHEN DID I BECOME VINTAGE? by Jennifer Gallacher Cardstock: American Crafts, Provo Craft; Patterned paper: BoBunny, KI Memories; Brads: Karen Foster Design; Paper clips: Office supply; String: Craft supply; Ribbon, sentiment stamp: American Crafts; Buttons: American Crafts (orange), Karen Foster Design (brown); Photo corners: Heidi Swapp; Ink: Inque Boutique, Michaels; Punches: EK Success (circle), McGill (label); Photography: Joyce Adams; Fonts: Vintage Typewriter from scrapvillage.com, Century Gothic; Software: Adobe® Photoshop® CS4; Digital elements: Alphabet: Crystal Wilkerson (365 May Challenge kit), twopeasinabucket.com; Frame: Michelle Underwood (Vintage Christmas kit), twopeasinabucket.com; Paper 10: Amanda Taylor (Composure Plus kit), oscraps.com; Zander paper: Kara Dudley (Zander Play kit), digikits.com; Template 12: Erica Hernandez (Letter Template Value Pack 2 kit), twopeasinabucket.com
I don’t feel all that old… but the past is the past, which makes any photo from your childhood or your parent’s childhood “heritage.” Inspired by the washed out colours in this older photograph, I lament in my journaling the fact that I, like the clothing and toys I enjoyed as a child, can now be defined as vintage. 56
once upon a time there was a little girl that really wan ery night and thought about being a princess all day. O a princess, met a magic bunny. This magic bunny told h would go get the bunny some spinach out of the garden. ing her hopes and dreams and becoming a princess, raced of a beautiful green garden that had been there that mor
and most importantly, any spinach.
LET ME INTRODUCE YOU by Jennifer Gallacher Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Little Yellow Bicycle, Melissa Frances, Pebbles, Stampin’ Up!; Transparency label, buttons: Little Yellow Bicycle; Brads: Karen Foster Design; Staples: Office supply; Bookplate: Making Memories; Thread: Craft supply; Photo corners: Canson; Stamps: PSX (letters), Technique Tuesday (“you”), We R Memory Keepers (bee); Ink: Inque Boutique, Michaels, VersaMark; Punches (label, notebook): Stampin’ Up!; Scalloped scissors: Provo Craft; Die cut machine: Silhouette by QuicKutz; Fonts: Brush Script, Deftone Stylus, Vintage Typewriter, all from scrapvillage.com
Are you leaving a legacy for your own posterity? Be sure to include messages in your scrapbooks that are important to you: messages of faith, hope, values, memories, and people not to be forgotten! Including layouts in my scrapbooks about my son who passed away is a vital part of sharing his memory with others who have never met him. Because he did not keep his own record, it is up to me to share his life with my family and friends. 57
58 stitc h i n g EXPRESS YOURSELF CREATE ART by Mandy Starner Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: SEI; Floss: DMC; Chipboard: American Crafts (letters), to KI Memories (buttons); Border punch: Fiskars; Corner rounder: EK Success; Font: Typewriter Stitching and buttons go hand in hand, so add buttons anywhere on your layout for a fun embellishment.
EASY AS 123 by Allison Landy Cardstock, patterned paper, brad, chipboard numbers: Craft supply; Flower button, word stickers, paint: Making Memories; Chipboard dressform, pen: American Crafts; Border sticker: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Letter stamps, fabric tape, kit: Studio Calico; Ink: Ranger; Starburst punch: Martha Stewart Crafts Adhesive-backed fabric strips make stitching easy for any sewing beginner.
SHADES OF SUMMER by April Foster Cardstock, chipboard letters, pen: American Crafts; Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Cosmo Cricket, Studio Calico; Die cut letter: My Mindâ€™s Eye; Border stickers: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Kit: Studio Calico April arranged her banner perfectly on a penciled line before stitching.
PARADISE by Amy Tan Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: American Crafts, Scrap in Style; Transparency butterflies: Hambly Studio; Floss: Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread; Rub ons: American Crafts (pink butterfly, black letters), Crate Paper (black and pink letters, leaves); Letter stickers: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Dimensional flower sticker, photo corners: Sassafras; Glitter spray: Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels There weren’t many clouds in this photo, so Amy stitched the border to represent being happy enough for “Cloud 9.” 62
YOU ARE SPECIAL by Kandis Smith Cardstock: Coreâ€™dinations, Provo Craft; Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket, SEI; Decorative brad: Making Memories; Pearl starbursts: BasicGrey; Stamps (butterfly, sentiments): Hero Arts; Ink: Memories; Glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; Corner rounder: EK Success; Notebook punch: Stampinâ€™ Up! Kandis found these papers just lying in her scrap box and decided they look fantastic together. (We agree!)
BLUE SKIES AND SUNSHINE by Laina Lamb Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket, Crate Paper, Scenic Route Paper Co.; Floss: DMC; Chipboard: KI Memories (sun), Scenic Route Paper Co. (buttons); Button: 3 Birds Design; Rub on letters: Doodlebug Design; Pen: Zig; Die cut machine: Big Shot by Sizzix (Renew font dies) If handwriting isnâ€™t your thing, print a computer font on white paper and place it onto your layout as a template to go over.
ME & GRAMS by Gretchen McElveen Cardstock: My Mindâ€™s Eye, Wausau Paper; Patterned paper: October Afternoon; Brad: KI Memories; Floss: DMC; Pen: American Crafts; Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart Crafts Mirror the dimension of the stitching by adding another element to the page using foam adhesive.
HOME by Daniela Dobson Patterned paper: American Crafts, Bella Blvd, Collage Press, Creative Imaginations, Making Memories, October Afternoon, vintage; Jewel brads: Chatterbox; Flowers: Prima; Journaling spots: Elleâ€™s Studio (circle), Jenni Bowlin Studio (house); Tickets: Creative Imaginations; Stickers: 7 Gypsies (sentiments), Making Memories (letters, numbers); Flourish stamp: DeNami Design; Ink: Stampinâ€™ Up!; Scalloped circle punch: EK Success The subtle vertical stitching blends in with the ledger paper. 66
68 c h a l l e nge:
Our challenge this month? Pick your favourite colour combo (two colours only) and make a layout that dazzles. We’re crazy about the pages you came up with; here are a few of our favourites.
LIZZIE by Debbie Wilson Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Little Yellow Bicycle, Pink Paislee, Sassafras; Ribbon, trim, felt flowers, buttons: Craft supply; Chipboard letters: Colorbök; Tag sticker: Creative Café; Pen: Zig Go all-out girly with every shade of pink, then jazz it up with a touch of orange.
ENSEMBLE by Céline Navarro Cardstock: Kesi’art; Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Studio Calico; Fabric brad: BasicGrey; Chipboard letters: K & Company; Felt monster: Sassafras; Label: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Stickers: Kesi’art (circle sentiment), Sassafras (arrows); Glitter spray: Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels; Punches: EK Success (circle), Marvy Uchida (scalloped circle); Kit: Studio Calico With so many creamy colours together in one layout, a single dash of red looks bold and beautiful.
challenge: color combos
TODAY by Jamie Harder Cardstock, brad, ink: Close To My Heart; Patterned paper: Glitz Design, Jenni Bowlin Studio, Prima; Flower: Prima; Stickers: American Crafts (letters), Glitz Design (calendar); Glitter spray: Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels; Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart Crafts; Butterfly templates: Maya Road; Font: Times New Roman Colour is the perfect way to continue a theme on a layout â€“ every butterfly on this page is orange.
PINK GIRL by Bethany Kartchner Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, transparency, letter stickers, chipboard letters: My Little Shoebox; Brad: Making Memories; Badge: American Crafts; Flowers: Prima; Floss: DMC; Felt, pipe cleaner, buttons: Craft supply; Jewels: KI Memories, vintage; Ink: VersaMark; Paint, mist: Shimmerz; Embossing powder: Stampinâ€™ Up!; Pens: Micron, Uni-Ball Signo; Punches (butterfly, flowers): Martha Stewart Crafts; Mask: Heidi Swapp The only thing more girly than pink and flowers is glitter â€“ the combination of all three is heaven!
challenge: color combos
SMILE OR THAT by Kristin Faust Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Sassafras, Studio Calico; Brads: Making Memories; String: Studio Calico; Border rub ons: Chatterbox (orange), Daisy Dâ€™s (white); Stickers (flourish, frame, letters): American Crafts; Pen: Zig Highlight a fantastic colour from your photo with embellishments that really pop.
74 fas t & fab ulo us BEAUTY by Lisa Dickinson Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Jenni Bowlin Studio, October Afternoon; Transparency border: Tim Holtz; Chipboard letters, pen: American Crafts; Wired pearls: May Arts; Acrylic butterfly (used as a template): Heidi Swapp; Journaling spot: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Tags: Vintage; Butterfly punches: Martha Stewart Crafts Punch your favourite shapes from anything you have around the house â€“ Lisa made these adorable butterflies from vintage tags.
GO by Lynn Ghahary Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: BasicGrey; Stamps (circles, dots): Banana Frog; Ink: Tsukineko; Punches: EK Success (circles), Stampinâ€™ Up! (notebook); Die cut machine: Cricut Expression by Provo Craft (Sure Cuts A Lot for Cricut); Font: Pharmacy, from dafont.com Mix up stamped circles and linear patterned paper strips for instant pizzazz.
Fast & Fabulous
COWPOKE by Davinie Fiero Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, journaling spot, stickers (letters, sentiment), wood grain fabric, kit: Studio Calico; Brads: American Crafts; Chipboard: Craft supply; Pen: Sharpie; Font: Modern No. 20 from fontshop.com If your stash doesn’t have that perfect chipboard piece, make one of your own – like Davinie’s house – out of scrap chipboard.
SPRING IS HERE! by Anabelle Oâ€™Malley Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, jewel brads, chipboard letters, foam flowers, stickers (puffy leaves, vinyl flourishes), rub on letters: American Crafts; Paper frills: Bazzill Basics, Doodlebug Design; Pen: Marvy Uchida; Die cut machine: Wizard by Spellbinders; Label die: Nestabilities by Spellbinders Paper frills add dimension and texture without having to pull out your border punches or die cut machines.
Fast & Fabulous
YOU INSPIRE ME by Ronda Palazzari Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Hambly Studios, We R Memory Keepers; Patterned transparencies: Hambly Studios; Stamps (numbers, sentiments): Purple Onion Designs; Ink: Ranger, Rusty Pickle; Glitter spray: Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels; Pens: Stampinâ€™ Up! Leftover strips of patterned paper and a little bit of stitching make up this dynamic photo mat.
NOT SO YUMMY by Waleska Neris Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Pebbles, Sassafras; Trim: Maya Road; Chipboard letters: American Crafts; Journaling spot, letter stickers: Sassafras; Corner rounder: Aidox; Font: Typewriter; Kit: Studio Calico There are so many classic, yet easy borders on this layout â€“ the stitching, the photo mats, the trim, and the faux frame of the background cardstock.
Fast & Fabulous
OUR FAMILY by Alisha Gordon Patterned paper, chipboard flowers, buttons, stickers (border, shapes): BasicGrey; Letter stickers: American Crafts Canâ€™t get enough of the same photo? Print one large and two small pictures and arrange them in a grid along with a title.
82 B li ng L by Kandis Smith Cardstock: Core’dinations, Scenic Route Paper Co.; Patterned paper: Scenic Route Paper Co.; Brad: Doodlebug Design; String: Craft supply; Jeweled flourishes: Zva Creative; Sentiment stamps: Hero Arts; Ink: Memories; Die cut machine: Cricut Expression by Provo Craft (Plantin Schoolbook cartridge)
Kandis wanted to make a monogrammed page using photos of both of her sons – good thing both of their names start with “L”!
FREEZE by Tracey Taylor Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Crate Paper, Jillibean Soup; Brad, floss: Craft supply; Trim: Prima; Flower: Pink Paislee; Chipboard clock hand: Riff Raff Designs; Button: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Jewels: Kaisercraft (individual), Prima (flourish); Stickers: American Crafts (numbers), Glitz Design (butterfly, flower), Heidi Swapp (sentiment); Seal stamp: myStamp BOX; Ink: StazOn; Pen: Zig The idea of freezing time is perfect against the backdrop of a large clock.
YOU SHINE by Jamie Harder Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Close To My Heart; Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Flair Designs; Brads, journaling spot, paint: Making Memories; Chipboard stars, glitter: Close To My Heart; Jewel lines: Kaisercraft; Pearl flourish: BasicGrey; Letter stickers: BasicGrey (pink), Pink Paislee (blue); Font: Arial Glittered acrylic is so dreamy â€“ these stars look just heavenly and fit perfectly with the theme of the layout.
ON HIS PLAYLIST by Anabelle Oâ€™Malley Patterned paper: Collage Press, Jillibean Soup, me & my BIG ideas, October Afternoon, vintage sheet music; Ribbon: M&J Trimming; Jewels (individual, lines, stars), pearl flourish: Zva Creative; Fabric chipboard letter stickers: American Crafts; Glitter spray: Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels; Border punch: Fiskars Anabelle made some inventive photo mats using plastic packaging painted with glitter spray.
YUP, THERE’S A BIRD ON MY HEAD… by Paige Evans Cardstock (foil, glitter, textured), brads (glitter, jewel, pearl), glitter buttons, foam letter stickers, pen: American Crafts; Vintage flash card, date label, scalloped journaling stamp: Elle’s Studio; Stamping pens: Marvy; Crayons: Crayola; Coloured pencils: Prismacolor by Sanford; Acrylic paint: M. Graham & Co.; Other: Sewing machine, thread, paint brush Create a grid background by stitching lines across a piece of cardstock, then paint or draw in some of the squares and attach little pieces of bling to the coloured spots. 87
A PINK BIKE? by Michelle St. Clair Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Creative Imaginations; Chipboard letters: Heidi Swapp; Jewels: Doodlebug Design; Rub ons: Creative Imaginations (sentiment), Doodlebug Design (letters); Letter stickers, pen: American Crafts The striped patterned paper had the natural curve in it, and what better way to show it off than adding some jewels to the top?
NEW by Kelly Goree Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, chipboard (leaves, letters), jewels, rub on flowers: BasicGrey; Ink: Clearsnap; Border punch: Fiskars; Corner rounder: Creative Memories; Font: BlackJack, from dafont.com Bling doesnâ€™t have to be flashy â€“ just the right amount looks elegant and reserved.
92 c h a l l e nge: Pencil Lines
Different designers, same sketch! This month we asked Pencil Lines founder Anna Bowkis to provide us with 5 sketches. Two designers then created a layout from each sketch and the results were fascinating. Inspired? We were!
Sewing by Larissa Albernez Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned papers: Studio Calico, BasicGrey, October Afternoon, Cosmo Cricket, Sassafras; Alphabets: BasicGrey, American Crafts; Rub ons: Hambly Screenprints; Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angels; Other: Gafer tape, cardboard, acrylic paint, embroidery floss, buttons. Larissa says: "I used some masks and mists to add colour and interest to my background. I also used a very bright palette to match my repetitive photos, incorporating everything with my paper combination.â€?
challenge: color combos
A Lifetime of Stitches by Emma Trout Cardstock: Inspire Me Papers, Bazzill Basics; Patterned papers: Cosmo Cricket, Teresa Collins; Alphabets: Cosmo Cricket; Pens: Copic, Sharpie; Rub ons: Doodlebug Design, 7gypsies; Ribbon: Chatterbox, other; Unbranded: embroidery floss, needle, lace, safety pin, bead, embroidery hoop, ric rac. Emma says “When I saw the sketch I immediately thought of an embroidery hoop and decided to do a layout sitting inside a real hoop! I added this onto an 8.5” x 11” background and extended the sketch around the circle.” 94
My Guitar and Me by Anna Bowkis Pattern papers, die cuts: Nikki Sivils; Buttons: Nikki Sivils, Such Sweet Tierney; Alphabets: Jenni Bowlin Studio, American Crafts. Anna says: â€œThe Nikki Sivils papers were perfect for these pictures of my husband and the guitar he received for his birthday this year. I used a 12" x 12" background paper with a circular paper on top and adapted the sketch to suit my photos.â€?
You fill my Heart by Sue Deacon Patterned paper: BasicGrey; Bingo card, ticket: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Brads, ribbon, doilies: BasicGrey; Flowers: Prima Marketing, Angel Kisses; Flower clip: Making Memories; Gemstones, pearls: Prima Marketing; Alphabet: Doodlebug Design. Sue Says: â€œI loved the bright, zingy colours of these BasicGrey papers and decided to team them up with a black and white photograph. I rotated the sketch to the left and added layered bracket shaped papers.â€? 96
Summer Moved On by Zarah Peterson Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Daisy D's and BasicGrey; Alphabets: American Crafts, BasicGrey; Journalling spot: Jillibean Soup; Journalling sticker: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Packaging: Prima Marketing; Flowers: Prima Marketing, Wild Orchid Crafts; Stickles, Glossy Accents: Ranger; Ribbon: American Crafts; Inks: Colorbox; Rain Dots: Cloud 9 Design; Adhesives: 3L Adhesives, Heidi Swapp; Edge Scraper: Making Memories; Other: Freezer tape, vintage clock face, lace, trims. Zarah says “I loved this sketch and its melancholy feel! It appealed to me on every single level and the sketch didn’t change itself while I worked with it.”
More Cookies by Anne Jo Lexander Patterned papers: Pink Paislee, Hambly Screenprints; Alphabets: Pink Paislee, Adornit; Other: acrylic paint, sewing machine Anne Jo says: “I turned the sketch twice, adding journalling right below the title. I also added a slight border to the layout, zigzagging around the edge. I like how the orange pattern border ‘pops’ the lime green background paper.”
Siblings Love One Another by Stephanie Garbett Cardstock: Papermania; Patterned papers: Heidi Swapp, Kaisercraft; Chipboard alphabet: American Crafts; Gems: Prima Marketing; Stamps: Prima Marketing, Darkroom Door, Personal Impressions; Template: The Crafter’s Workshop; Unknown: ribbon, buttons. Stephanie says ‘I just love capturing my girls together on photos as I lost my own sister when we were young. I have always wanted my daughters to remember their own special bond that they share with each other.” 99
Trompe L’oile by Anna Bowkis Cardstock, patterned papers, alphabet: American Crafts; Mini alphabet: Making Memories. Anna says: “On a visit to France we came across this wonderful wall mural of a sleeping man. I think this photograph of my girls looks just like a trompe l’oile.”
challenge: color combos
But Seriously by Maryanne Hawes Patterned papers: Cosmo Cricket; Overlay: Hambly Screenprints; Crystals: Heidi Swapp; Pebbles: Prima Marketing; Flowers: Jillibean Soup; Flash card, clear buttons, tab: 7gypsies; Glitter Bling circle, tape: Making Memories; Sticker: Creative Imaginations Maryanne says â€œI started with the circle in the top right corner and the rest of the layout flowed from there. I had to use my new Hambly Screenprints butterfly overlay! I think it works too because of the direction of her gaze.â€™ 101
Camera Shy by Kirsty Scanlan Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: BasicGrey; Chipboard shapes: Maya Road, BasicGrey; Chipboard Alphabet: Heidi Swapp; Crystals: Prima Marketing, Me and My Big Ideas, Anita’s; Ink: Colorbox, Versamark; Alphabet stamps: Unknown. Kirsty says: “I adapted the sketch by moving the journalling below the photographs. I also decided to use chipboard swirls and damask as more suitable masculine embellishments.” 102
104 s h owc a se YOUR FIRST TRUCK by Beth Sears Cardstock: WolrdWin; Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; Tickets: Tim Holtz; Stickers: 7 Gypsies (words, sentiments), EK Success (tiny black letters), Jenni Bowlin Studio (large black letters, stars), Pink Paislee (blue letters), Sticker Studio (“Cruisin’” badge); Journaling spot stamp: Autumn Leaves; Ink: Stampin’ Up!; Pen: Zig Beth says, “My son Mitchell is 20 years old; coincidentally, this pickup was also 20 years old. When he found out that his uncle had this truck for sale, he jumped at the chance to buy it and fix it up.”
FWY DETOUR by Ann-Marie Morris Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket, Crate Paper, October Afternoon, Sassafras; Brad: Target; Keys: Hardware supply; Trim: The Paper Source; Chipboard letters: American Crafts; Die cut card: October Afternoon; Decorative tape: Creative Imaginations; Tape measure: Fabric supply; Pen: Uni-Ball Signo; Punches: Fiskars (border), Martha Stewart Crafts (circle); Die cut machine: Slice by Making Memories (Basics 1 design card)
Ann-Marie says, “After having lived in San Diego during college, this was our first trip back since graduating – and this time as tourists, not residents. We decided to pull off the freeway at a rest stop and take in the sparkling ocean scenery and blue skies.”
BRADY IS 2! By Kelly Noel Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Sassafras, Studio Calico; Chipboard (bracket, exclamation point, number): Sassafras; Baker’s twine: Martha Stewart Crafts; Label: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Button stamps, kit: Studio Calico; Ink: Colorbök; Pen: American Crafts; Photo corner punch: EK Success; Corner rounder: Fiskars; Die cut machine: Silhouette by QuicKutz Kelly says, “My son’s birthday was on Easter this past year, so we had a small family party at his grandparents’ house. I made him Curious George cupcakes, and he was as happy as he can be!” 107
THUMP by April Foster Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Making Memories, Scenic Route Paper Co., Studio Calico; Map transparency, cork letter stickers: Making Memories; Staples: Office supply; Fabric strips, kit: Studio Calico; Pen: American Crafts April says, â€œI loved this photo of Greg; it made my heart skip a beat to look at it, so I cut hearts freehand from various pieces of patterned papers.â€?
FACES OF PERSONALITY by Jennifer Yates Cardstock, ribbon: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, rub ons (flowers, sentiment), chipboard letters: Pink Paislee; Flower, jeweled flourishes: Prima; Floss: DMC; String: Hobby Lobby; Crocheted butterfly: joyceiscrafty.etsy.com; Journaling spots: Maya Road; Ink: Craft supply; Pen: American Crafts; Font: Unknown Jennifer says, “My two year old daughter is at that age where getting a smile on cue depends on her mood. She was sitting in her highchair when I snapped these shots of her.” 109
SO HOWâ€™S THE WEATHER? by Ronda Palazzari Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: American Crafts, October Afternoon; Buttons: Jenni Bowlin Studio (flower), vintage (yellow); Chipboard letters: American Crafts; Floss: DMC; Die cut borders: Crate Paper; Journaling spots: October Afternoon; Letter stickers: American Crafts, Collage Press, Pink Paislee, Scenic Route Paper Co.; Ink: Ranger; Pen: Zig To get those amazing coffee stains, ink a disposable coffee lid and go to town on your layout.
NINE by Kelly Goree Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket, Making Memories, Studio Calico; Staples: Office supply; Floss: Scrapworks; Ribbon: American Crafts; Chipboard: BasicGrey (letters), Jenni Bowlin Studio (buttons); Pearls: BasicGrey; Journaling spots: Collage Press; Tag, kit: Studio Calico; Journaling page: Making Memories; Rub on sentiment: Chatterbox; Pen: Zig; Font: Cursive Standard from dafont. com Kelly says, â€œThese photos were taken on my front porch after my husband had taken our oldest son for a haircut. When he came home, I was so shocked at how grown up my son looked, I had to document it.â€? 111
Sneaky by Giselle Homer Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: October Afternoon; Packaging: Prima Marketing; Vinyl alphabet, buttons: American Crafts; Stickers: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Journalling spot: Jillibean Soup; Die cut owl: Sandylion Giselle says: â€œThis innocent looking photo of 2 smiling boys was taken at The Slimbridge Wetland Centre; however, if you look closely, you'll see that someone is 'pinching' his brothers crisps!â€?
Het Wachten Waard by Birgit Koopsen Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: October Afternoon, KI Memories; Journalling spots: Jillibean Soup; Page pebbles: Prima Marketing; Rub ons: Hambly Screenprints; Buttons: BasicGrey; Alphabet stickers: Doodlebug Design; Alphabet rub-ons: Royal Langnickel; Other: lace ribbon, white staples; Picture by Anita Mundt Photography and Design Birgit says: "Het wachten waard" means â€˜worth waiting forâ€™. We waited seven years, and after a difficult pregnancy, my daughter Marlijn was born. I still think to myself every single day "It is so wonderful to have you here!" 113
Wishes Do Come True by Sandie Vincent Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper: Webster’s Pages; Alphabets: American Crafts, Adornit; Flowers: Prima Marketing; Date Stamp: Pink Paislee. Sandie says: “I hand cut the patterned paper to build a picture around this photograph of my daughter, who likes to cuddle up with her Dad before he sets off to work at night.”
Posing like Shirley by Mireille Divjak Patterned papers, transparency: GCD Studios; Flowers, swirls: Prima Marketing; Alphabet: Maya Road; Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts; Rub ons: Fancy Pants Designs; Inks, glue, paint: Ranger; Pens: American Crafts, Sakura. Mireille says: “Grandma Milica was bragging about how much Amber resembles Shirley Temple and put curlers in her hair to get ‘Shirley curls’. After a night in curlers, I had to hurry and get them out and take “Shirley pictures” so she could jump in the sea and ruin her hairdo!” 115
She Makes me Happy by Iris Babao Uy Patterned Paper: Webster's Pages; Flowers, crystal swirls: Prima Marketing; Stamp: Hero Arts; Embossing Powder: Ranger; Key: Making Memories. Iris says: â€œFor this layout, I wanted to create a scene in the garden. I stamped the image of a bird cage hanging on one side, and I used crystal swirls to create the look of water coming out of a drinking fountain.â€?
Love Day by Nathalie Kalbach Cardstock: Prism; Patterned papers: Prima Marketing; Glimmer Mists, stencils, Glimmer Glam: Tattered Angels; Stamps: Stampers Anonymous, Christine Adolph; Ink: Ranger; Flowers, pearls: Prima Marketing; Chipboard alphabet: American Crafts; Pen: Uniball Signo; Vintage Lace; Photo Tape: 3L Scrapbook Adhesives. Nathalie says: â€œI love this photo! It is my mother-in-law with her parents and friends on her wedding day, August 22nd 1959. For this layout I sprayed Glimmer Mist over some stencils and then used the script stamp over it.â€? 117
Les 3 Graces de Montpellier by Celine Navarro Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned papers: Studio Calico, Sassafras; Alphabets: Kesiart, American Crafts; Stickers: 7gypsies; Badge: American Crafts; Butterfly: Maya Road. Celine says: “I used one large photograph of a statue of the ‘Three Graces’ on this layout. The photo influenced my colours choices for the layout.”
Hard Work by Emma Trout Patterned papers: Sassafras, Paper Trunk, Teresa Collins, October Afternoon, Jenni Bowlin Studio; Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Crown transparency: Teresa Collins; Alphabets: Jenni Bowlin Studio, Making Memories, Dymo; Ornate frame: Tim Holtz (idea-ology); Digital frame: House of 3; Bingo card, die cut shape: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Journalling stickers: Jenni Bowlin Studio, October Afternoon, 7Gypsies; Acrylic paint: Making Memories; Pens: Sharpie, Copic. “When I snook up to photograph my son cleaning a window I found him daydreaming instead of cleaning. He said that chores are too much ‘hard work’. He has a lot yet to learn!” 119
Curly by Anne Jo Lexander Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Transparencies, alphabet stickers: Hambly Screenprints; Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angels. Anne Jo says: â€?I resisted the dreaded haircut of my daughter for so long as her curls framed her little face so beautifully. She now has a much shorter haircut, but looking at the pictures of her with long hair is really nice for me as her Mum.â€?
Sunshine by Natasja Verbeek Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned papers, chipboard alphabet: Cosmo Cricket. Natasja says: â€œDon't those two pictures just scream spring, lovely weather, playing outdoors and having fun?! I wanted to make a layout expressing just all of that. As the papers from this line are as bright as the pictures, the combination was easy to make.â€?
Curls by Louise Collins Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, brads: Bo Bunny; Alphabet stickers: October Afternoon; Rub ons: BasicGrey; Swirl, gems: Prima Marketing Louise says: â€˜I have always adored this photo of my Daughter, especially how tight her curls were; but now she is a bit older, her hair is slowly straightening out so I knew I had to document her beautiful blonde locks before we forget them!â€™
Head in the Clouds by Anna Bowkis Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Pink Paislee, Nikki Sivils; Stamp: Nikki Sivils; Journalling card: American Crafts; Alphabet: Pink Paislee; Flower: Prima Marketing. Anna says: “My youngest daughter loves swings so the title “Head in the Clouds” seemed apt. I added the banner and clouds to accentuate this feeling.”
I Just Want To Be With You by Carole Maurin Patterned papers: My Mind's Eye, Rouge de Garance, Studio Calico; Alphabet stickers: Heidi Swapp, American Crafts, Doodlebug Designs; Chipboard: Teresa Collins; Stamps: Daisy Bucket Designs, October Afternoon. Carole says: “There is no journalling on this layout about my son and I, but the title says it all…‘I just want to stay with you’. This is because I have to go back to work and I would prefer to stay with my child.” 124
THE BOUQUET by Tracie Hudson Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper. Chipboard accents: Teresa Collins; Ribbon, crystal gems: Prima Marketing Tracie says: â€œOn this page, I layered hand cut patterned paper designs to create my own unique decoupage accents. Along with lace trim and pretty crystals, this added dimension and texture and completed this beautiful celebratory page.â€?
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