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ATTITUDE by Mary MacAskill Cardstock, patterned paper, badge, brad, embossing powder: American Crafts; Vellum: The Paper Company; Buttons: Hero Arts; Stamps: Banana Frog; Ink: Tsukineko; Corner rounder: We R Memory Keepers; Die cut machine: Cricut by Provo Craft (Graphically Speaking cartridge); Photography by Karen Jensen,




B i r t h day


Cover Story


Lo t s o f P ho to s


Fro m t h e Ed i to r




B l o g s We L o v e




T h i n g s We L o v e


Challenge: Blogging


G ive aways


Mini Albums






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[ R E A L L i f e ] BY JERI HUISH Think of ten things that make you smile – now you’ve got the makings for a noteworthy, time capsule layout about your life.


[ O n e A m a z i n g A l b um ] BY PAIGE EVANS Your past hobbies and passions are just waiting to be documented in a place all their own.


[ Aw a r d W i n n i n g S T Y L E ] Bursts of flowers, bright colours, and some subtle stitching tie together this layout about Roree Rumph’s precious little girl.


[ S T O R I E S To Te l l ] BY JENNIFER GALLACHER Hey Kermie – it’s not so hard being green. These days, eco-friendly scrapbooking can be quite the creative and rewarding endeavor.


8 [From th e EDITOR]

Hello. I welcome you to April’s edition of Scrapbook Trends with a feeling of excitement and anticipation. This is because the sun is shining and we can feel, and see the first signs of spring. Noticing the first Snowdrop poke its head through indicates a season change for me; and boy, it’s been a long time coming. Spring brings with it a burst of energy. In our house that means daytrips. Of course, my camera is always poised to capture those special moments. Which means, just as the weather warms up, I head back inside again with a SD card full of photos to scrap! I hope I am not the only one who does this. In my family, spring also heralds the start of ‘birthday season’. First, my stepdad, then me, then my friend ....and so on. Do you get that too??? Clumps of birthdays and anniversaries all within a few short weeks. Our feature on birthday layouts (page 22) has some really beautiful layouts to help inspire us to document these events. I love the clever design of ‘Henry’s First Birthday’ by Ellen Sosnoski. Notice how she has made a party hat from patterned paper and used a tissue paper frill. It looks great!




Our feature on multi-photo layouts could also come in handy for my (anticipated) abundance of photos (page 42). Heidi Sonobul’s layout ‘Ride’ shows how good page design effortlessly allows for multiple photos on her layout. I love the use of circles across the page which includes a circular photo. Her use of a banner looks fabulous on the page too and is still a hot trend. We have some fabulous mini albums in our feature starting on page 82. Alexis Hardy has used her album ‘Itty Bitty Pretty One’ to showcase her favourite spring photos. What a great idea to make a seasonal mini album. I think even I could manage four mini albums per year (and I am a slow scrapbooker!). We have lined up a great showcase for you this month too. You may recognise a few of the names in there and admire their wonderful work. Don’t forget, all submissions are welcome for consideration to the Showcase. Please send a Jpeg of your layout to and we could feature your work soon too. Have a very happy Easter,

Emma Trout EDITOR


10 [Blogs We Love ] Blog hopping is an addictive pastime you link from one to another and wiz around the net to fulfil the need to be creatively inspired. This month as we’ve been hopping about we’ve seen a trend for birds, not the type in flight, refreshing our gardens right now, but in cages. Beautiful ornate birdcages, here are a few of our favourites.

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1 Karen Burniston the Queen of all things that pop has incorporated her pop up dies with the new Birdcage Bigz Dies by Tim Holtz. See more of her creations at 2 Katie Watson a very talented designer has used the Maya Road chipboard birdcages to capture a little bit of art in these beautiful projects. Check out more examples on her blog 3 Anna Jo Lexander has incorporated birdcages I to her vintage look layouts, such an easy way to try out the trend. 4 Jules Eickmeier has taken the birdcage trend to a whole new level by creating a project inside a vintage birdcage.

If you fancy creating a project with birdcages why not take a look at one of these blogs. We would like to see how birdcages have inspired your projects 10

12 [Th ing s We Love] This issue we have selected a few favourites that we discovered or revisited at the recent CHA show in Anaheim, California.


Blank canvases (in the literal sense of the word) were everywhere at CHA. Whether it was Donna Downey’s canvas bags with Prima Marketing or these fabulous canvas items from the Canvas Home Basics range from Canvas Corp. But then, once you have your blank canvas, you then need to colour it with something! Now of course, you can ink it, paint it, stamp on it and stick things on it, but the biggest thing to be seen everywhere at CHA was spray mists. Lots of companies now have their spray ink version, but our favourite has to be the Tattered Angels range of Glimmer Mists. Now they have teamed up with Heidi Swapp for new colours, new stamps and new screens, we are well and truly sold!

Stampin’ Up! release their Mini catalogue April 1st. Amongst the new products, is the Spring inspired “Sweet Pea” collection, which includes a 12” x12” Patterned Paper Pad containing 48 double-sided patterned papers, some stitched felt and of course, some rubber stamps. These papers also co-ordinate with their current “Trendy Trees” stamps and include images of butterflies, flowers and birds.

Doodle Bug Design has always been an exciting booth to visit at CHA. Their website is well worth a visit too. www. Doodle Bug adverts present so many ideas, we are always overwhelmed with their amazing creativity. New is their ‘Fashion Furnishings’ range – a selection of furniture which gives you the perfect and most elegant way to store and display your crafting treasures.

Copic marker pens are a must-have for any serious crafter who likes colouring – especially rubber stamping enthusiasts! The markers are alcohol-based, fast drying and acid-free. Better still, the colours can be mixed on the surface, or layered over each other for professional blending. Traditionally used by fine artists, the pens are becoming a favourite for crafters.

We would love to show some of your favourite finds, bargains and treasures. Why not email us at scrapbooktrends@ redline and tell us what you have found?


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REAL life your life as only you know it

Top ten lists are one of my favourite ways to sneak a peek at real life. They are tiny time capsules – clear and concise, with a lot of information packed into a minimal space. (Not to mention they’ll be really fun to read years down the road.) So whether your list is by jeri huish

about songs, vacation spots, books you’ve read this year, or even the best “Why-Ididn’t-finish-my-homeworkbecause” excuses from your high-schooler, document those little things that make your life uniquely yours.

Cheryl went with a family theme for her top ten list – I love how she placed the list items around the edges, and reserved the centre spot for her husband and son. A grid of patterned paper strips creates clever little places for bits of journaling, and is also a great way to use up scraps of leftover papers. IT BEGINS & ENDS WITH YOU & YOU by Cheryl Ametewee Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Creative Imaginations, me & my BIG ideas, Sassafras; Stickers: American Crafts, Bo Bunny (ampersand, photo corners), Doodlebug Design, Sassafras (flowers); Pen: Uni-Ball Signo TIP: Write with a white pen to help set a bright, happy mood on your page.

For a different spin on the top ten theme, make a list of things you would like to try, see, or accomplish. On this layout about the places Kelly would most like to visit, she used a picture of herself in a car; a fun touch for a travel-themed page. And I love how the bright colours of the embellishments stand out against the bold black of the background paper. TOP 10 PLACES I WANT TO VISIT by Kelly Purkey Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, brads, stickers, rub ons: American Crafts; Die cut number paper: KI Memories; Stamps: Hero Arts; Ink: Memories; Punches, corner rounder: Fiskars TIP: A sheet of die cut number paper makes for a subtly intriguing background, especially when layered tone-on-tone. 18

Connecting the word clouds to a central photo with lines of stitched floss is a perfect way to tie this list together. Trying to figure out your own top ten favourites? If thinking about a thing makes you smile, it’s on the list.

MY TOP 10 RIGHT NOW by Jillian Deiling Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, October Afternoon; Brads: The Paper Studio; Flowers: Bazzill Basics, Prima, The Paper Studio; Floss: DMC; Chipboard: American Crafts; Button: Autumn Leaves; Journaling spots: American Crafts, Jenni Bowlin Studio; Stickers: Making Memories, Pink Paislee TIP: Although it’s a nice, even number, don’t feel limited by “ten” – its fine to go over or under. 19

On this bright layout, Caroline shares ten simple things she loves, from lemon cookies to spring dresses. Grab a pen and jot down your favourite things for a fabulous “here and now” page.

10 THINGS by Caroline Ikeji Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Die Cuts with a View; Brads: Doodlebug Design; Chipboard numbers, pen: American Crafts; Buttons: Little Yellow Bicycle, Making Memories; Jewels: Little Yellow Bicycle, Prima; Stickers: American Crafts, Colorbök, Little Yellow Bicycle, Prima; Glitter spray: Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels TIP: Brightly coloured cardstock circles create a happy rainbow between Caroline’s photos and her journaling. Add little tone-on-tone embellishments to the punched circles for another layer of visual interest. 20

Songs bring back memories in a way nothing else can. List your favourite songs – the ones you crank up when they come on the radio, the ones you’re willing to dish out £1.29 for on iTunes – and make a few notes, the way Daniela did, about the way these songs make you feel right now.

TOP 10 by Daniela Dobson Patterned paper: American Crafts, My Mind’s Eye, October Afternoon; Chipboard butterfly: Scenic Route Paper Co.; Journaling spots: Little Yellow Bicycle; Letter stickers: American Crafts; Stamps: Sassafras; Ink: Ranger; Paint: Making Memories, Plaid, Shimmerz; Pen: Marvy Uchida; Border punch: Fiskars TIP: Rub ons, stickers, or stamps with numbers on them make great embellishments for top ten pages. 21

22 Birthday 6 by Carina Lindholm Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: American Crafts, October Afternoon; Ribbon; Craft supply; Flowers: Magdas Scrapbooking; Floss: DMC; Buttons: Craft supply; Pearls: Melissa Frances; Stickers: October Afternoon (labels), Scenic Route Paper Co. (number); Stamps: October Afternoon; Ink: Clearsnap, StazOn To give definition to a layout that has extra white space, stitch around the border or ink the edges of your background paper.


NOT A BABY ANYMORE‌ by Ginger Williams Cardstock: The Paper Studio; Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket; Brads, chipboard buttons: Queen & Co.; Stickers: American Crafts, BasicGrey, Queen & Co.; Punches: EK Success; Font: Perspective Sans Black, from Ginger printed a photo collage with all of these adorable photos, then cut them apart to arrange them separately on her layout.



HENRY’S 1ST BIRTHDAY by Ellen Sosnoski Patterned paper: Bo Bunny; Ribbon: Savvy N Sassy; Button: Autumn Leaves; Chipboard: American Crafts (letters), Scenic Route Paper Co.; Letter stickers: Adornit; Spray ink: Ranger; Glitter spray: Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels; Marker: Creative Memories; Hole punch: Fiskars Work scraps from your party into your layout - the tissue paper on the bottom of the party hat is from a gift bag Ellen’s son received at his party.


GROWING by Heidi Sonboul Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned Paper, chipboard letters: American Crafts; Crepe paper: Party City; Stickers: Scenic Route Paper Co.; Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts Layer your title on your photos for a connected feel.



UR 6 TODAY by Jennifer Barksdale Cardstock: Paperbilities, The Paper Company; Glittered cardstock: Die Cuts with a View; Patterned paper: American Crafts, Heidi Grace Designs, Imaginisce, K & Company, KI Memories, Making Memories, Scenic Route Paper Co.; Chipboard number: Colorbök; Jewel: Studio 18; Die cuts: K & Company (train), Making Memories (blue star); Rub ons: Heidi Grace Designs; Stickers: American Crafts (letters), Colorbök (white stars); Pen: Zig; Punch: Fiskars; Software: Adobe® Photoshop® CS; Digital label: Jennifer Pebbles (Printable Swank Labels), The rule of threes is in full effect on this layout – notice how there are two groups of three candles around the photo, with six in total for the birthday boy.


CELEBRATE by Jennifer Cupp Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; Ribbon, journaling spots: Craft supply; Stickers: BasicGrey; Pen: Zig This layout was made for a 9-photo, 9-letter title, 9-embellishments challenge. So adorable!



TWODAY! by Jennifer Yates Cardstock, ribbon, paper frill: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; Paper clip: Doodlebug Design; Chipboard stars: Maya Road; Stickers: American Crafts, Making Memories; Die cut bingo cards: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Circle punch: The Paper Studio These bingo cards from Jenni Bowlin Studio make cute photo mats that could go anywhere on a layout.


PARTY PICTURES by Julie Okada Cardstock: American Crafts, Stampin’ Up!; Patterned paper: Stampin’ Up!; Brads: BasicGrey; String: Stampin’ Up!; Chipboard (circle, star): Craft supply; Journaling spot: Jillibean Soup; Stickers: American Crafts; Ink: Palette These individually matted party photos look fabulous when combined with brightly coloured papers.



HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRISTOL by Kelly Purkey Cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, brads, buttons, stickers, pen: American Crafts; Stamps: Hero Arts; Ink: Memories; Punches, corner rounder, decorative scissors: Fiskars Short scalloped pieces look so cute tucked into the longer scalloped strips.


TWO by Ronda Palazzari Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, binder clip, acrylic (letters, rocket), rub ons, stamps: Fancy Pants Designs; Ink: Ranger, StazOn; Paint: Making Memories; Glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; Pen: Zig; Border punch: EK Success The younger (or younger at heart) the birthday child, the more whimsical supplies you can use on your layouts.



MAKE A WISH AND BLOW by Stacy Cohen Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Graphic 45; Gift charm, paint: Making Memories; Ribbon: Craft supply; Yarn: Premier Yarn; Floss: DMC; Leaf: Prima; Chipboard: BasicGrey (letters), Maya Road (cupcake, flourishes); Clip: Junkitz; Brads: Creative Charms; Ink: Clearsnap; Glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger To learn how to make hand-crocheted flowers, search online for “Flower crochet patterns” – even a novice can make beautiful embellishments.


What talents and hobbies (or even careers) are resting in your past, just waiting to be remembered and documented? Maybe you used to tolepaint or make dolls, or teach English or preschool; maybe you’re an entrepreneur who started a business, or maybe you’ve always had a flair for decorating or throwing parties. In this amazing album, which is an altered mini calendar, Kellee revisits her days of sewing baby dresses. BY PAIGE EVANS

I CAN CUT & SEW by Kellee Conrad Album is 6 ¼ x 6 ½” Album: Expired mini calendar; Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket, Making Memories, Sassafras, Studio Calico; Ribbon: Making Memories; Letter stickers, fabric chipboard stickers (sewing notions): American Crafts; Decorative tape, letter stamps, kit (March 2009 Garment District): Studio Calico; Ink: Autumn Leaves; Pen: Zig; Border punches: Fiskars 34



What inspired you to make this album?

The case of “I Can Cut & Sew” is one story I didn’t know I was going to tell until I saw the dress patterned paper from Studio Calico. Right then, I knew I wanted to document all the pretty little things I had made in years past. How did you create your album?

These photos were taken back in the day, so the quality was mediocre at best. I found myself cutting out the dress from each photo and placing it on the base of each album page, almost as an embellishment. I decided to keep the overall design simple by only selecting a few items to work with and then building from there with paper cutting, stamping, and punching. To unify the album, I repeated the same techniques on each page. It took me just over a (rather interrupted) week to complete. Why did you make this album?

I used to sew dresses for friends’ babies when they were born, but it was only something I could give out of love, not something I could make to sell. I don’t sew clothes anymore, and all I have are photos of the experience, so it’s nice to have a memento of a hobby that was important to me at one time in my life. What does this album mean to you?

At this point, my passion for paper and paint has won over my drive to sew, but looking back at these photos I’m reminded of a fun, experimental time in children’s fashion that I loved being a part of. I will never forget the joy I shared in creating these little sewn treasures. Gifts from the heart are worth more than anything you can buy at the store, and preserving that idea and those memories for inspiration and motivation later is worth more than any self-help book!

Whatever your past hobbies, talents, or jobs – if they’re part of the story that makes you, you, scrounge up some old photos or memorabilia (take some new pics if you need to), and put together an amazing album to help you - and others - remember.


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Roree Rumph

“I am so lucky to have a hobby that I love and to have little girls to use as the subjects of my layouts. (Well… they are not quite so little anymore.) I am such a sucker for fun, bright colours, flowers, buttons, and ribbon, and I get to create with them to my heart’s content. This layout features my youngest daughter, Harper, who is one of the sweetest kids you will ever meet. She has such a colourful and lively personality, and the products that I chose really reflect that.” -Roree



Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, die cuts, transparency My Mind’s Eye; Chipboard: Heidi Swapp; Buttons: Autumn Leaves; Jewels: Doodlebug Design; Rub ons: Fontwerks; Letter stickers: Pink Paislee; Die cut machine: Cricut Expression by Provo Craft (Celebrations cartridge)


Our Precious Little Girl

1. I am a regular at Starbucks. I usually drive thru at least six days a week for my usual – a Grande two pump white chocolate mocha. 2. I am a night owl. Most nights I don’t get to bed until sometime between midnight and 1 AM. 3. I am a messy scrapper. I try to clean up between projects, but there are always some things that just never get put away. 4. I learned to sew just a few years ago because of scrapbooking. The funny thing is my mother was a professional seamstress; I just had no interest in learning when I was younger. 5. I would be lost without my DVR.


42 Lots of photos WORK THE CAMERA MUCH? by Staci Taylor Cardstock: Core’dinations; Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Jenni Bowlin Studio, Sassafras; Flowers, buttons: Sassafras; Pearls: Making Memories; Tag: Nikki Sivilis; Die cut ticket: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Stickers: Jenni Bowlin Studio (letters), Sassafras (question mark); Glitter spray: Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels; Pen: Marvy Uchida; Punches: EK Success (borders), Martha Stewart Crafts (butterflies), Template: Crafter’s Workshop; Ledger paper, sequins: Vintage

Two little clouds in the top right create just the right balance to the flowers in the bottom left.


Lots of photos


I CAN’T GET ENOUGH OF YOU. by Cheryl Ametewee Patterned paper: Sassafras, Scenic Route Paper Co.; Stickers: Doodlebug Design (letters), Sassafras (bird); Marker: Sharpie After realising that she had this photo displayed in three different places in her home, Cheryl knew she wanted to include it in her scrapbooks, multiple-print style.


Lots of photos

WE SHOP GOODWILL by Nancy Doren Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Lily Bee Design, My Mind’s Eye, SEI; Flowers: Prima; Die cuts: My Mind’s Eye; Stickers: GCD Studios, Jenni Bowlin Studio; Punches: Fiskars; Font: Batik Regular, from Square punches are a perfect tool for making each photo on your layout uniform in size.


RIDE by Heidi Sonboul Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Cosmo Cricket, Pink Paislee; Tag: Vintage; Chipboard buttons: Cosmo Cricket; Buttons: BasicGrey; Letter stickers: American Crafts; Kit: Studio Calico To create the flag banner, adhere the paper triangles to the layout and then stitch across the top. Leave the strings a little long on the stitching, so they can curl.


Lots of photos

YOU’RE A BIG GIRL NOW by Michelle Lanning Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, Sassafras; Staples: Office supply; Felt butterflies, jewels: Heidi Swapp; Stickers: American Crafts, Making Memories, Sassafras; Die cuts: Melissa Frances; Journaling spot: My Mind’s Eye; Pen: American Crafts; Coloured pencils: Prism; Punches: EK Success, Fiskars; Corner rounder: EK Success Colour the loops of your handwriting in with a marker that matches your background paper.


THAT GRIN by Stephanie Howell Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Prima; Chipboard flowers: BasicGrey; Jewels: K & Company; Journaling spots: October Afternoon; Letter stickers, pen: American Crafts; Corner rounder: EK Success If an entire sequence of photos is too adorable to choose just one, add them all to your layout, with one large photo as a visual anchor.


Lots of photos

HAPPY by Katie Rose Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: My Little Shoebox, October Afternoon; Chipboard sentiment: Cosmo Cricket; Rub ons: Fancy Pants Designs; Stickers: BasicGrey; Font: Lucida Bright This layout makes a great sketch, with a column of journaling intersecting a row of photos. Add a circle background to tie it all together.


50 C hip b oard LOVE by April Foster Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, October Afternoon, Sassafras; Chipboard: Sassafras; Wood veneer, stamps, kit: Studio Calico; Buttons: Making Memories; Ink: StazOn; Pen: American Crafts Use every last bit of your chipboard embellishments, even the frame that the embellishments come in!


MY FUNNY VALENTINE by Alexis Hardy Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Making Memories; Brads: Creative Imaginations; Flowers: Making Memories: Chipboard: BasicGrey (letters), Scenic Route Paper Co. (hearts); Button: Autumn Leaves; Heart jewel: me & my BIG ideas; Rub ons: Hambly Studios; Paint, ink: Martha Stewart Crafts When Alexis ran out of chipboard hearts, she traced a heart onto some patterned paper and popped it into the chipboard heart cluster. Sneaky, sneaky! 52


READ by Cindy Liebel Patterned paper, chipboard bracket, buttons, stickers: Jenni Bowlin Studio; String: Martha Stewart Crafts; Pearls: Hero Arts; Glaze: Glossy Accents by Ranger; Punches: Fiskars; Font: Weathered Fence, from To make the chipboard buttons look more authentic, Cindy covered them with a clear glaze.


WHEELS by Lynn Ghahary Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, ribbon: Cosmo Cricket; Brads: Making Memories; Chipboard: American Crafts (letters), Cosmo Cricket (arrow, circles); Stickers: American Crafts; Punches: EK Success (circle), Stampin’ Up! (border); Corner rounder: EK Success; Font: 1942 Report, from A little foam adhesive goes a long way - the layered look really works for this chipboard title.



MY TREE OF LIFE by Leslie Ashe Chipboard tree album: Maya Road; Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Crate Paper, October Afternoon; Brad, ribbon, buttons: Creative Imaginations; Chipboard leaf: Craft supply; Rub ons: October Afternoon; Paint: Ranger; Pen: Zig; Punches: Martha Stewart Crafts (owl, border); Die cut machine: Slice by Making Memories (Basics 3 design card) A beautiful piece of chipboard can inspire an entire layout, like this chipboard tree album page did for Leslie. 55

SO PLAYFUL by Jenyfur Pohl Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, paper frills, brads, flowers, chipboard, buttons: GCD Studios; Stickers: American Crafts (letters), GCD Studios There are so many delicious textures on this layout, the eye is drawn to each individual embellishment.



EYES OF BLUE by Lynn Kopas Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: BasicGrey; Brads: Making Memories; Chipboard: American Crafts, BasicGrey, Fancy Pants Designs (flower stem); Ink: Clearsnap; Border punch: Fiskars; Tag, string, pen: Craft supply Do you have a cute girl in your photo? Go classic and add a flower to her hair – adorable!


SAFE by Nancy Doren Cardstock: Core’dinations; Patterned paper, paint: Kaisercraft; Flowers: Prima; Flocking: Doodlebug Design; Chipboard letters: GCD Studios; Stickers: Doodlebug Design, Midnight Oil Design Chipboard letters don’t all have to be exactly the same to make a great title together.



GABE WILL ALWAYS BE THE BABY by Penny Smith Patterned paper, chipboard (bicycle, bracket, circles, pin, shoes): Cosmo Cricket; Floss: Studio Calico; Stickers: American Crafts, Jenni Bowlin Studio; Punch: Crop-A-Dile by We R Memory Keepers; Flashcard: Vintage Chipboard doesn’t have to be raw in order to be altered – Penny punched some holes in the chipboard shoes to make room for some fancy floss.


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 Kermit the Frog lamented, “It’s One way we as scrapbookers can morning, wasallonly blakc, devoid of not easy being there green.” With due go green charred is to look for earth, and support

Stories to Tell

respect to everyone’s favourite amphibian, it’s really not that hard to be green these days, even in the world of scrapbooking. In fact, I’ve found it to be a challenge that stretches my creativity while offering the reward of peace of mind.

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Reducing, reusing, and recycling isn’t a new concept – in my grandmother’s day, the saying went “Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without.” We may be motivated more by a sense of responsibility today than the necessity she felt during those difficult economic times – but the idea is the same. Use less, stretch what you have, and be creative about ways to reduce your impact on the environment.

printed on recycled paper. We can also do things like incorporate the packaging from embellishments, or find ways to use vintage book pages, clothing tags, or chipboard from cereal boxes. I keep scrap files in my cabinet, one for each colour, then “shop my scraps” first when I need to add paper to a project. If you look for ways to be creative, thrifty, and yes, green, you will find them.

On your journey to help the environment, document your efforts. In our house it’s my youngest son who reminds us to recycle. The efforts we make now will be interesting to look back on as we note what our generation did to make the world a better place. Take pictures. Tell that story.

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WHO KNEW LIFE COULD BE THIS GOOD by Nichol Magouirk Cardstock, floss: Hobby Lobby; Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket; Vellum: The Paper Company; Brads: Close To My Heart, K & Company (heart); Staples: Tim Holtz; Paper clip: Stampin’ Up!; Stick pins: Heidi Grace Designs; Button: KI Memories; Jewels: Hero Arts; Stickers: October Afternoon; Rub on numbers: American Crafts; Die: Stampin’ Up! (Bigz Beautiful Butterflies); Die cut machines: Big Shot by Sizzix, Silhouette by QuicKutz (Photomat, Phrase_goodlife_2345 downloads)

Cosmo Cricket has joined the green revolution by printing patterned paper on recycled materials for their “Earth Love” collection. Nichol used this paper here, and also ran clothing tags through her die cut machine to create those beautiful butterflies. What a great way to stretch the pennies! 61

THE LITTLE THINGS by Wendy Bretz Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: 7 Gypsies; Vellum: Making Memories; Brads: American Crafts; Staples, Tiny Attacher tool: Tim Holtz; Rub ons: BasicGrey; Punches: Martha Stewart Crafts (butterfly), Fiskars (circle, scalloped); Die cut machine: Sizzix; Software: Adobe® Photoshop® CS4; “the little things” sentiment: Ali Edwards (Everyday collection), designerdigitals. com; Font: Helvetica Neue Ultra Light

For this hybrid layout, Wendy looked around her house for items she could reuse. The cork is from an old bulletin board, the “patterned paper” is from a magazine, and the butterfly is punched from a magazine cover. In addition, she incorporated a tag from a tea bag and brown string from a spice container. Brilliant ideas, and beautifully executed. 62

Want to save money and supplies? Go digi!

EASTER AT THE PARK by Jennifer Gallacher Brads: Karen Foster Design; Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart Crafts; Software: Adobe速 Photoshop速 CS4; Digital template: Paislee Press (Paislee Press Plate No. 15),; Die cut paper: Crystal Wilkerson (Kit for Kate),; Kraft paper: Michelle Underwood (Shiny Happy Life kit),; Brown damask paper, twill scallop tape: Crystal Wilkerson (365 January kit),; Butterfly trail: Crystal Wilkerson (365 March Kit),; Single stitch: Carina Gardner (Elementary Stitches kit),; Fonts: Vintage Typewriter, from, Script MT Bold

A digital layout uses one sheet of paper and printer ink, so you have minimal waste. And, of course, you can choose to keep your layouts on your computer and share them digitally; making no impact at all other than the power it takes to run your computer. 63

MY FAVE SEASON by Briana Johnson Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Die Cuts with a View; Patterned paper: Imagination Project, Prima, vintage book; Staples: Tim Holtz; Conchos, page pebble: Li’l Davis Designs; Frames: Making Memories (fall plaque), Nunn Design (gold frames); Ribbon: Making Memories, Paper Valise; Floss: Coats & Clark, DMC, Studio Calico; Fabric: Fabric supply; Chipboard letters: Anna Griffin; Buttons: Vintage; Paper frill: Paper Valise; Sentiment sticker: Making Memories; Date stamp: Autumn Leaves; Paint: Ranger; Fonts: Jane Austen, from, Times New Roman

Look for green inspiration in old books. Briana used images from books she had in her collection on this layout. If you’re concerned about keeping your page archival, you can spray the original book papers with archival-quality spray before adding them to your layout. 64

THE ADVOCATE by Jennifer Gallacher Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Prism, Provo Craft; Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; Cork paper: Karen Foster Design; Eyelets: Karen Foster Design; String: Craft supply; Button, embossing powder: American Crafts; Stamps: Little Yellow Bicycle; Ink: VersaMark, craft supply; Punches: EK Success, Fiskars, McGill; Die cut machines: Cricut by Provo Craft (Tags, Bags, Boxes & More cartridge), Cuttlebug by Provo Craft, Silhouette by QuicKutz; Fonts: Outright Televism, from, Script MT Bold

In my neighborhood, it’s my friend Mindy who’s leading the charge to go green. She’s a great example of making changes in her life to make the world a better place, such as taking reusable bags to the grocery store. I take cues from her as I make my own efforts to live a more eco-friendly life. Who inspires you to live greener?


66 PE T S WOOF by Alexis Hardy Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Sassafras, Studio Calico; Stick pin, ribbon: Maya Road; Chipboard letters: BasicGrey; Button: Making Memories; Die cut bracket: October Afternoon; Journaling spot, letter stickers: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Photo corners, ink: Martha Stewart Crafts; Pen: Uni-Ball Signo; Corner rounder: EK Success; Kit: Studio Calico; Adhesive runner: Xyron

To help your favourite parts of a piece of patterned paper stand out, cut out the designs and arrange them as you would die cuts or chipboard.


DELIGHT IN THE LITTLE THINGS by Amy Tan Cardstock: The Paper Company; Patterned paper, stickers (hearts, letters): American Crafts; Floss: DMC; Felt: Craft supply; Sequins: Berger Beads; Photo corners: Sassafras; Rub ons: Hambly Studios (border), Kaisercraft (butterfly); Pen: Sakura It wasn’t until after she’d placed the main elements of her page that Amy realized she had a perfect chance to include a play on the word “pair” in her journaling.



OUR LITTLE MONSTER by Mandy Starner Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Sassafras; Felt monster, journaling spots: Sassafras; Stickers: Doodlebug Design, Pink Paislee, Sassafras; Corner rounder: EK Success This little puppy looks downright innocent when compared to all of the monster embellishments on this layout.


CRACK UP by Jacquie Dean Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, brads, die cut flowers, letter stickers: Sassafras; Felt: American Crafts (cloud), Prima (vines); Journaling spots: me & my BIG ideas; Flash card: October Afternoon; Pen: Tsukineko; Border punch: Stampin’ Up! For a layered look, start by adding a felt frame or border and keep adding die cuts until it’s perfect.



NEW FRIEND by Staci Taylor Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Jenni Bowlin Studio, October Afternoon; Chipboard (leaf, letters): Pink Paislee; Journaling spots, stickers: October Afternoon; Pen: American Crafts; Embossing powder: Suze Weinberg For a “down on the farm� feel, Staci distressed the paper frames and used farm animal embellishments.


FLOWERBELLE by Davinie Fiero Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: October Afternoon; Flowers, brad: Bella Blvd; Chipboard letters: American Crafts; Stickers: October Afternoon (label), Sassafras (letters); Die cuts: Sassafras; Stamp, kit: Studio Calico; Ink: StazOn; Font: Modern #20, from Pets can add so much to our lives. Davinie made sure to add a photo of their very first eggs from their pet hen – so exciting!



UNIQUE by Stephanie Buice Cardstock, stamp: American Crafts; Patterned paper: October Afternoon; Brads, chipboard title: Making Memories; Flower: Prima; String: Craft supply; Paper frill: Bazzill Basics; Rub ons: Creative Imaginations; Pearls: Kaisercraft; Ink: ColorBox; Paint: Scribbles; Pen: Sharpie; Punches: Fiskars (border), Martha Stewart Crafts (butterfly) To help her bright chipboard title stand out against her photo, Stephanie traced the word with black puff paint. 73

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B logging

Odds are, you’ve got a blog. And whether it’s an all-out business, a place to collect your thoughts and creations, or simply a way to keep family and friends up-to-date, we wanted to see how you make this phenomenon a part of your scrapbooks. Here are a few of our favourites. I BLOG by Nancy Doren Cardstock: Core’dinations, Die Cuts with a View; Lace cardstock: KI Memories; Patterned paper: Daisy D’s, KI Memories, Paper Pizzazz; Chipboard flourishes: Tim Holtz; Jewels: K & Company; Stickers: American Crafts; Stamps: Fancy Pants Designs; Paint: Folk Art; Font: Bodoni MT, from The peeks of pink on this blogging layout show that art is all about details: lace cardstock, letter stickers, even Nancy’s hair in the photo!


WRITE by Emily Spahn Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, chipboard letters, stickers: Cosmo Cricket; Ink: Stampin’ Up!; Pen: Zig; Corner rounder: EK Success Snapping a picture of your blog open on your computer screen is a great way to document it.


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WW.WORLD by Melonie Madison Patterned paper: Sassafras; Badge: American Crafts; Jewels: BasicGrey; Stickers: Making Memories, Pink Paislee, craft supply (heart); Rub ons: Making Memories; Bingo inker: Craft supply Love to blog? You’re not alone, as Melonie admits to being addicted to this recent hobby. She also admits that she stole her children’s bingo inker for the perfect purple ink!


WHY I BLOG by Nicole Martel Cardstock, chipboard letters: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Graphic 45, October Afternoon; Pen: Uni-Ball Signo; Corner rounder: Creative Memories; Font: Unknown Answering the prompt “Why do I blog?” is a great way to get your thoughts on paper.


82 M ini A lbums ITTY BITTY PRETTY ONE by Alexis Hardy Album is 6 ¼ x 5 ¼” Binder, chipboard trees: Maya Road; Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Dream Street Paper, My Mind’s Eye, October Afternoon, Sassafras; Brads, flowers, felt: Sassafras; Ribbon: American Crafts, Sassafras; Floss, photo corners, ink: Martha Stewart Crafts; Buttons: Autumn Leaves; Jewels: Kaisercraft; Paper frills: Crate Paper; Tags: October Afternoon; Rub ons: Dream Street Paper, Pink Paislee; Stickers: American Crafts, BasicGrey; Pens: American Crafts, Uni-Ball Signo; Punches, corner rounder: EK Success; Doiley, bookprint paper: Vintage

Make a mini album for each season! Alexis made this album because she needed a place to keep all of her favourite spring photos.


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OUR FAMILY DETAILS by Nicole Martel Album is 4� square Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: K & Company; Brads: BasicGrey, Pink Paislee; Stick pin, envelope: Maya Road; Coil, binding tool: Bind-It-All by Zutter; Ribbon: Bazzill Basics, Maya Road; Flowers: Making Memories, Prima; Buttons: Autumn Leaves; Pearls: Prima; Stickers: American Crafts, Making Memories; Tag: Creative Chaos; Punches: Creative Memories, EK Success; Sticker maker: Xyron; Fabric glue: Beacon; Digital backgrounds: Christine Honsinger (Fiddlettes Collage Backgrounds), Need some fancy edging? Trace the edges of some packaging or a piece of chipboard onto pretty patterned paper and cut it out. 87

IT’S MY TURN! by Jing-Jing Nickel Album is 6” square Album: BasicGrey; Cardstock: Prism; Patterned paper, chipboard, die cuts, journaling spots, photo corners: Sassafras; Brads: BasicGrey; Ribbon: Cosmo Cricket; Acrylic arrows: Heidi Swapp; Rub ons: 7 Gypsies; Stickers: American Crafts, Sassafras; Stamps: 7 Gypsies, Studio Calico; Ink: Ranger, StazOn; Paint: Kaisercraft; Font: HandVetica, from Jing-Jing saw these monsters from the Monstrosity line by Sassafras, and she thought of the photos she had of her girls fighting. What a charming combination! 88

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90 S P O RT S SUPER SOCCER STAR by Katie Rose Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: American Crafts, KI Memories; Brads: BasicGrey, KI Memories; Felt letters, stickers: KI Memories; Border punch: Martha Stewart Crafts; Font: Lucida Bright

Bright sports jerseys mean that you can go wild with colour – Katie contrasted the blue jerseys with green, red, and yellow elements.


GOALIE by Dustin Nakamura Cardstock: Die Cuts with a View; Patterned paper, badge, stickers: American Crafts; Corner rounder: EK Success; Font: Times New Roman This simple layout looks classic with white cardstock and bold colours.



SOCCER FUN by Pam Callaghan Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket; Chipboard: cherryArte (white star), me & my BIG ideas (multicoloured stars), Scenic Route Paper Co. (sentiment); Photo corners: Canson; Rub ons: cherryArte; Font: Century Gothic Thanks to a detailed sketch made beforehand, Pam was able to make this complex layout in a snap.


COACH by Lynn Ghahary Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper, chipboard (letters, pin), die cuts, stickers: Cosmo Cricket; Floss: Karen Foster Design; Punches: EK Success (border), Marvy Uchida (circle), Stampin’ Up! (photo corner); Font: Pea Cammi-Pea, from Since the photo on the right is the same size as the other circles, Lynn used some foam adhesive to make it stand out a little more.



GO M’S by Kandis Smith Cardstock: Core’dinations, Provo Craft; Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket, Scenic Route Paper Co.; Floss, twill: Craft supply; Chipboard baseball players: Cosmo Cricket; Photo corners: 3L; Stickers: American Crafts, Making Memories; Starburst stamp: Hero Arts; Ink: Memories The vintage parts of this layout, like the twill and the chipboard baseball players, are a perfect match this traditional American game..


GREEN DRAGONS by Davinie Fiero Patterned paper: American Crafts, BasicGrey; Chipboard: Li’l Davis Designs (star), Pink Paislee (letters); Letter stickers: Pink Paislee; Ink: ColorBox; Font: Modern #20, Davinie wanted to highlight the unusual name of her daughter’s first soccer team. The green letters she chose are a perfect tie-in with the mythical creature.



FEEL THE HEAT by Renee’ Morris-Dezember Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Kraft; Patterned paper, ribbon: GCD Studios; Staples: Office supply; Buttons, brad: BasicGrey; Stickers: Making Memories, October Afternoon; Stamps: Unity Stamp Company; Ink: StazOn; Punches: EK Success; Die cut machine: Revolution by QuicKutz (Snow Day die) To get great shots, you don’t have to do a lot of angling every time you go to a sporting event. Choose a couple of games to document, then enjoy the rest from the sidelines.


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Last month we had beautiful sketches that our designers have been inspired by. Here is a showcase of what they created. We would love to see what you created with our sketches.

The Magic Roundabout by Emma Trout Patterned papers: Making Memories, Pink Paislee, Sassafras, October Afternoon, Heidi Swapp, Jenni Bowlin Studio, Scenic Route, KI Memories, Creative Imaginations; Cardstock: Bazzill; Stickers: Jenni Bowlin Studio, Creative Imaginations, Making Memories, 7gypsies; Felt: Prima Marketing; Brads: Making Memories, Stamp: Paper Salon; Die cut shapes, chipboard button: Jenni Bowlin Studios; Pen: Copic ; Butterfly, doily, pearls, string: Other. Emma says: ‘As a child, my Grandma would take me to the arboreteum where there is a bandstand. All these years later, it still reminds me of the 'Magic Roundabout'. ‘

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Time by Jane Dean Patterned papers: Jenni Bowlin Studio, Ink: Ranger Distress Antique Linen, Stickers: Making Memories. Jane says: ‘I created the title by cutting the clocks from the patterned paper and inking. The title was then stamped on to the clocks’.


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challenge: SKETCHES

Scoot by Jane Dean Patterned papers: Imaginisce, Stamps: Imaginisce, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Ink: Ranger Archival, Pens: Promarkers, Title: Cricut – Doodletype. Jane says: ‘It was easy to create cute elements to match the photo by stamping on to plain cardstock and then colouring with promarkers to match the patterned paper. I gave them more ‘pop’ by raising them on foam tape’.

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Sports Day by Debbie Nicholas Patterned paper: Bo Bunny, Other: button & string Debbie says: ‘This photograph was taken on a busy school sports day, the colours of the boys tops clashed. I changed it to black and white which meant that the layout could have any colour or theme I wanted’


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challenge: SKETCHES

Early Bird by Debbie Nicholas Patterned papers: Doodlebug Designs, Bo Bunny, Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket, Stickers: Bo Bunny, Felt: Prima Marketing, Other: white journaling pen & string. Debbie says: ‘We all have those little photographs that you wonder what to do with - they are just not big enough to warrant their own layout, yet they’re too precious. This sketch was perfect with plenty of space for journaling it becomes more about telling the story and keeping the memories alive. ‘

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Roxanne by Cleo Jarvis Patterned paper: Prima Marketing, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Alphabet stickers: Making Memories, Prima Marketing, Flowers: Prima Marketing. Cleo says: ‘As soon as I saw the sketch with the tree I knew I had to use these fun photos of my sister. She had a birthday party in the park this was the perfect layout for these photos’.


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challenge: SKETCHES

big title Perfect Day by Cleo Jarvis Patterned paper: Prima Marketing, Cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Chipboard letters: Cosmo Cricket, Alphabet stickers: Making Memories, Flowers: Hero Arts, Prima Marketing, Other: Lace & bling.

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Cleo says: ‘I love the romantic feel of these Prima papers, they matched beautifully with my wedding photos. I preferred this portrait photo to any of my landscape ones so adapted the sketch to fit’. 107

108 showcase SMILE! by Charity Hassel Cardstock: Kraft; Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Pink Paislee, Sassafras; Ribbon: Maya Road; Flowers: Craft supply; Buttons: BasicGrey; Stickers: Sassafras

Charity says, “My daughter Audrey just loved splashing in our small pool in the backyard this summer, and and I think this picture definitely captures the fun she was having!�


THE ROAD LESS TRAVELED by Jennifer Yates Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; Floss: Hobby Lobby, Karen Foster Design; Chipboard: My Mind’s Eye; Stickers: American Crafts; Punch: Paper Studio Jennifer says, “My son is all boy! But the one thing we can’t get him to do is ride a bike; he just has no desire to do it. So, when I caught him riding one day, I had to capture the moment.”



WHAT I SEE… by Tonya Dirk Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Pink Paislee, Prima; Floss: DMC; Chipboard (frames, letters, numbers), pen: American Crafts; Buttons: Craft supply; Jewels: Mark Richards; Rub ons: Hambly Studios; Ink: Ranger; Punches: Stampin’ Up! Tonya says, “This photo is one of my all-time favourites of my daughter. All of the emotions and thoughts that run through my heart when I look at her were the inspiration for this layout.”


DOLL BABY by Stephanie Howell Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket; Chipboard: American Crafts (letters), Cosmo Cricket (flowers); Jewels: K & Company; Die cuts: Collage Press; Pen: American Crafts; Kit: Studio Calico Stephanie says, “These precious photos of my Sadie just had to be scrapped. I kept it simple, using die cuts and chipboard accents – the perfect way to frame my doll baby!”



THE DAILY ROUTINE by Amanda Hall Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Patterned paper: American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket, Sassafras; Staples, date stamp: Office supply; Stick pins: Heidi Grace Designs; Ribbon: Craft supply; Acrylic stars: Heidi Swapp; Tags: 7 Gypsies; Rub ons: Scenic Route Paper Co.; Stickers: American Crafts; Ink: VersaMark; Font: Arial Amanda says, “This layout was inspired by my frustrations at the ‘daily routine’ of fights and disagreements. When I took these photos, I was absolutely amazed at how happy the kids look; you would never know that moments before they were yelling at each other.” 113

FIRST CRUSH by Paige Evans Cardstock: American Crafts, Kraft; Patterned paper: American Crafts, Elle’s Studio, GCD Studios, Pebbles; Pearl brads, buttons, badges, felt flowers, fabric chipboard letter stickers, chipboard frame, pen: American Crafts; Journaling spot stamps: Elle’s Studio; Ink: StazOn Paige says, “I was going through my box of photos to scrapbook and stumbled across this gem of me and my first crush. Talk about flashbacks!”



Miracle by Mireille Divjak Patterned paper, inspiration cards, epoxy stickers: GCD Studios; Cardstock: Bazzill; Rub on: Make me!; Gemstone swirl: Prima Marketing; Glitter glue: Creative Café; Fabric flowers, chipboard: Unknown; Pens: Sakura, American Crafts. Mireille says, “The title is so appropriate because after a day of pampering with her Grandma, and posing for me, it was a miracle that my daughter was so patient; especially as she wanted to go swimming!”


Love the Outdoors by Sandie Vincent Patterned paper, journalling spot, alphabet stickers: Jillibean Soup; Chipboard word: Maya Road; Pen: Signo Uniball; Buttons: Scenic Route. Sandie says, “This recent photo of my husband was perfect for this layout. It was taken on a day out fishing with one of our children, and I wanted to record how much he loves to be by the riverside, enjoying the scenery!�



PC Savvy by Anne Jo Lexander Patterned papers, journalling spot, felt, alphabets, buttons: Fancy Pants Designs; Cardstock: Prism; Gems, flowers: Prima Marketing; Font: Calibri. Anne Jo says, “With two parents and a big brother, all daily pc users, there’s no wonder the little one would want to try it out herself. Here she is playing a childrens game and singing along to the songs on the game.”


Yet another wall photo by Pam Thorburn Patterned papers, die-cuts, alphabets, brad: Kaisercraft; Pen: Faber Castell Pitt. Pam says, “My daughter and I seem to find colourful walls like this one in Prague, wherever we go, and I now have quite a collection of photos of Emily leaning against different walls. I chose the brightly coloured papers to mirror the colours of the posters on the wall.�



I am out of here by Natasja Verbeek Patterned papers, chipboard, alphabets: Cosmo Cricket; Masking tape; Canned vegetable wrapper; Pen: Pigma Micron. Natasja says, “When I was looking at the vegetables on the patterned paper, I was thinking about my little Noa and how she refuses to eat anything that looks like a vegetable. The idea for the layout was born and I only had to look for a picture to go with it!�


I’ve Been Thinking by Julie Kirk Cardstock: Jillibean Soup; Journalling blocks: Jenni Bowlin Studio, Blueberry Freckles October Afternoon; Vintage Wallpaper circles: SooArt at; Fabric strips: Studio Calico; Word tags: K&Co; ‘I want this’ tag; Wish List Tags; various ephemera. Julie says, “I noticed how, when put alongside one another, these tags held a positive message about achievement and success. Their soft, chalky, pastel shades blended together so prettily that they could be clustered tightly together without overpowering one another.” 120


Grandmothers are Antique Little Girls by Ruth Philps Patterned papers: Making Memories, Webster’s Pages, Cosmo Cricket; Alphabets: Making Memories, Papermania; Cherry blossom branches: Prima Marketing; Chipboard heart, flower flourish: Twiddleybitz; Packaging: Prima Marketing; Small peach flowers: Bubbly Funk; Vintage ribbon, vintage diamonte buckle, doily, pearl trim, silver trim: Other. Ruth says, “I love using the leftover packaging from Prima Marketing products, and this green one made a perfect fresh, almost grass like, border for the fence. I finally used another one of my precious vintage diamante buckles too, but it was worth it!” 121

New Hairdo by Christiane Muller Patterned papers: My Mind’s Eye, Sassafras, Collage Press; Felt: Chatterbox, Prima Marketing; Brads, rub on journalling strips: Chatterbox; Lace: Prima Marketing; Buttons: Making Memories; Chipboard Alphabet: K&Co; Pens: Edding, Signo Uniball; Ink: Ranger. Christiane says, “The photos on this layout show my best friends new hairdo. We make a couple of phone calls to each other during the week, and if something new happens in our lives, we take pictures and send them to each other.” 122


Coloured Tongues by Debbie Shelton Cardstock: DCWV; Patterned papers: Bo Bunny; Rub ons: My Mind’s Eye; Stamps: Autumn Leaves; Ink: Tsukineko, Brilliance; Punches: Stampin’ Up, Woodware; Stitching Template: Bazzill; Button; Embroidery thread. Debbie says, “Originally a rubber stamper, I have been scrapbooking for just over a year and ‘Coloured Tongues’ is one of my first layouts. I love inking, tearing and rolling paper and I just can’t seem to finish a layout without some doodling or stitching creeping in.” 123

A New Route by Sarah Carrington Patterned papers: My Little Shoe Box, Jillibean Soup, Scribble Scrabble, Imaginisce, Ki Memories, Sassafras, Sei, Queen & Co; Alphabet: Heidi Swapp; Tape measure; Various buttons; Walnut Tags: Rusty Pickle; Glimmer Mist: Tattered Angels. Sarah says, “My eldest son is entering an important year. He is preparing for High School and is living in a body that seems to big for him. It’s an emotional time. So I wanted this layout to capture all these changes that he will experience, so he can look back and see the time he had.” 124


Home Sweet Home by Celine Navarro Patterned papers: Sassafras; Cardstock: Bazzill; Alphabets: American Crafts, Kesiart; Rub ons, Bingo card: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Ribbon: American Crafts; Stickers: 7Gypsies; Brads: Sassafras; Punches: We R Memory Keepers, EK Success. Celine says: ‘I am a huge fan of white space, too many of us are afraid to embrace it. I really like the way that it worked out in this layout providing a perfect balance for the design’.



Summer of 69 by Anneliese Bates Patterned paper: Graphic 45; Paris Post, Bona fida, Tre Chic, Delish. Letters: Advantus; Tim Holtz Idea-ology. Ink: Ranger Distress; Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Walnut Stain. Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology, 7gypsies. All items purchased from

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