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CONTENTS 9 SCRAPBOOKING IDEAS FOR WINTER Share your winter memories using this flurry of festive ideas.

35 SCRAPBOOKING IDEAS FOR SPRING Put a garden-fresh spin on your spring layouts using these ideas.

61 SCRAPBOOKING IDEAS FOR SUMMER Capture the glory of summer using these hot ideas.

87 SCRAPBOOKING IDEAS FOR AUTUMN Showcase your family’s memories in style using these inspiring fall ideas.

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SCRAPBOOKING YOUR YEAR Scrapbook the big picture using these clever year-in-review ideas.

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ONE SUPPLY, FOUR SEASONS Add flair to any seasonal layout using these quick techniques.

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

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WINTER IDEA GALLERY IF YOU’RE LOOKING FOR INSPIRATION for your winter pages, you’ve come to the right place! And you can’t go wrong with our quick tips for making scrapbooking easier, faster, and more creatively fulfilling. Here, you’ll find ideas for creating layouts for those snow-shoveling afternoons, a ski trip, and, of course, Christmas. Check out what our designers created, then give these ideas a try with your own stories.

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Supply Tip Forecast a blizzard for your wintertime layout, and accentuate your snow-filled photos using multiple snowflake punches. By mounting clusters of snowflakes on matching patterned paper, you create subtle designs that mimic snowflakes piling up on the sidewalk.

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Let It Snow by Linda Barber. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs, Jillibean Soup, and Lily Bee Design; Stickers: October Afternoon; Die-cutting machine and design card: Making Memories; Punches: Carl Mfg.; Thread: DMC; Font: American Typewriter; Adhesive: 3M, American Crafts, and Tombow.


Our Christmas Favorites by Deena Wuest. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Patterned paper: Lynn Grieveson; Template: Katie Pertiet; Arrows: Anna Aspnes; Fonts: Avant Garde and Establo.

’Tis the Season by Mou Saha for Anna Griffin. Supplies: Patterned paper, die cut, journaling spot, and vellum: Anna Griffin; Punch: Fiskars Americas; Pen: Faber-Castell; Adhesive: 3M.

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Crop your photos into a seasonal shape, like a Christmas tree, to enhance the festive atmosphere of your layout. HINT: Make shaping your photo even easier by using a digital template that does the cropping for you.

Time-saving Tip

Trying to fit in some scrapbooking between family and holiday events? Save time selecting paper and embellishments by sticking with a single themed collection and designing a layout using uncropped photos. Scrapbooking Ideas for Every Season 11


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Storytelling Tip If your family has a unique holiday tradition, create a scrapbook page dedicated to sharing that story. Your children will love looking back on the traditions that make the holidays special for your family. Hanukkah Dance by Stacy Cohen. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: October Afternoon; Stickers: BasicGrey; Chipboard: Maya Road; Paint: Shimmerz; Glitter glue: Ranger Industries; Thread: Gütermann; Font: Georgia; Adhesive: Beacon Adhesives and Tombow; Other: Cardboard and lace.

Snowy Stroll by Piradee Talvanna. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: American Crafts, Crate Paper, Fancy Pants Designs, and October Afternoon; Chipboard: Maya Road; Stickers: American Crafts, KI Memories, and October Afternoon; Spray ink: Studio Calico; Die-cutting machine and die: Sizzix; Baker’s twine: My Mind’s Eye; Other: Adhesive, buttons, doilies, and font.

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Supply Tip Die cut or punch a snowflake window from a cardstock circle, and cluster buttons behind the window for a bit of eye-catching texture.


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Add some celebratory flash to your New Year’s Eve pages using sequins. Maximize your sequins’ sparkle by simplifying the rest of your page design and using straight lines and just a few colors. That way, your sequins can shimmer and shine, drawing attention to your New Year’s photos. 2011 by Shelley Aldrich. Supplies: Patterned paper: BasicGrey; Stickers: American Crafts; Decorative tape: 7gypsies and Kamoi Kakoshi Co.; Label tape: Newell Rubbermaid; Other: Adhesive, sequins, and thread.

Cards & Candy by Cindy Tobey. Supplies: Patterned paper: BasicGrey, BoBunny Press, Karen Foster Design, Me & My Big Ideas, My Mind’s Eye, and October Afternoon; Stickers: American Crafts and Doodlebug Design; Brads: BoBunny Press, Making Memories, and Queen & Co.; Charm: Making Memories; Font: Century Gothic; Adhesive: 3M and Glue Dots International; Other: Doily, fabric, and rickrack.

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Create a masculine Valentine’s Day layout by focusing on what boys (and girls) love about Valentine’s Day: getting candy at school. Scrapbook your child’s school story of cards and candy using red-accented patterns and a chalkboard-inspired background. A few strategically placed hearts will be enough to let the viewer know that this is Valentine’s Day.

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Fire & Ice by Lisa Day. Supplies: Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket and My Mind’s Eye; Stickers: Making Memories and Sassafras; Embossing powder and stamps: Close to My Heart; Ink: Tsukineko; Pearls: Kaisercraft; Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts; Adhesive: GlueArts; Other: Thread.

For ways to use actual doilies in your winter designs, check out the layouts on pages 12, 13, and 15.

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Design Tip If wintertime brings to mind old-fashioned evenings in front of the fire (romantic or otherwise), emphasize that feeling with a vintage, elegant look. Play on the idea of fire and ice using sophisticated paper designs, flashes of red, metallic touches, and splashes of glitter. Add silver stamped and embossed doilies to bring to mind the lacy look of snowflakes. Try this elegant look on pages about your favorite winter memories.


Dashing Thru the Snow by Noel Culbertson. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Crate Paper and Pink Paislee; Tickets: Creative Imaginations and Glitz Design; Paper clip: GCD Studios; Stickers: Adornit-Carolee’s Creations, American Crafts, and BasicGrey; Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts; Font: Garamond; Adhesive: 3M and Tombow; Other: Doily, flower, staples, and thread.

Arizona Is Beautiful in January by Kim Hughes. Supplies: Cardstock: Core’dinations; Patterned paper: BoBunny Press and My Mind’s Eye; Stickers: American Crafts and Little Yellow Bicycle; Buttons: Creative Imaginations; Punch: Stampin’ Up!; Pen: Sakura; Other: Adhesive and twine.

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Photo Tip Paint a picture of winter for future generations by taking photos

by using the colors to inspire your product selection. Doing so will help you create a color-coordinated look for your page and pull in nonseasonal embellishments that you love using on all your layouts.

of the natural beauty around you. In creating a layout that focuses on scenery, you help your children see winter through your eyes. They’ll always remember that unique look at the season through your perspective. Scrapbooking Ideas for Every Season 15


WINTER PHOTO TRICKS THIS WINTER, TAKE PHOTOS that capture your seasonal stories by using our list of must-take photos for fabulous scrapbook layouts. And, use our helpful photo tricks to ensure your winter photos turn out scrapbook-ready!

10 CAN’T-MISS WINTER PHOTOS Use this handy list to get a season’s worth of scrapbook-ready photos.

1. Bowls of soup or cups of hot chocolate. 2. Kids in pajamas. 3. Indoor play. 4. Snowmen. 5. Winter clothing. 6. Holiday greeting cards or valentines you receive.

7. Holiday cookies. 8. Playing in the snow. 9. Friends sharing a laugh under holiday lights. 10. Family gathered around the fireplace, menorah, or Christmas tree.

MUST-TAKE PHOTO IN ACTION Empower yourself to scrapbook the relaxed warmth of spending time indoors with the family by focusing on the details as you take photos. With photos of cups of hot chocolate, indoor play, and kids in pajamas, you’ll be ready to document the memory of a delightful winter morning or evening. 16 creatingkeepsakes.com

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Winter Morning by Jamie Harper. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: October Afternoon; Stickers: Bella Blvd, Crate Paper, and Studio Calico; Tag: Me & My Big Ideas; Flowers: Jillibean Soup; Buttons: Doodlebug Design; Punches: EK Success and Fiskars Americas; Font: Times New Roman; Adhesive: Therm O Web. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe.


PHOTO BY KELLY PURKEY CAMERA SETTINGS DSLR: MODE: APERTURE PRIORITY (AV) | F-STOP: 4.5 | SHUTTER SPEED: 1/4000 SEC. | ISO: 400. POINT-AND-SHOOT: PORTRAIT.

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2. REMOVE DISTRACTIONS. Your photo will look better

Take a great photo of you and your valentine by using the self-timer on your camera.

3. RISE ABOVE. If you are up on a ladder or a chair, you can

if you slide a distracting table out of frame or remove a photo from the wall behind Uncle Frank’s head. fit everyone into your frame more easily. As a bonus, this angle encourages your subjects to lift their chins, which creates a more flattering image.

If you’re wondering who can take great photographs of you and your significant other when no one’s around, here’s the answer: you! Simply look for “self-timer” in your camera’s operating manual, and then follow these easy steps:

4. ZOOM IN. Get in as close to your subjects as you can. It’s

1. Rest your camera on a stable surface. 2. Compose your shot focusing on your partner, leaving

5. CONSIDER THE LIGHTING. In order to avoid harsh

room in the frame for you.

3. Press the shutter button down halfway to lock in the focus.

4. Get in place, and wait for the blinking light or beeping to end.

5. Once the camera clicks, you’re done!

Solution #2 Infuse your holiday family photos with extra sparkle using these quick tips.

1. TAKE CONTROL. Don’t be afraid to move people around

the faces that matter most, not the tree in the background or people’s legs. shadows on your family’s faces, take a look at the lighting in your photo space. You may need to bring in extra lights or open curtains in order to create even lighting.

6. LOOSEN THEM UP. Manage photo anxiety and fidgety children by having everyone pose first with a silly expression. Making people laugh is a sure way to get natural expressions.

7. BE PREPARED. Make sure your camera battery is charged and bring along your tripod and remote if you have them.

8. TAKE LOTS OF SHOTS. Often the first group shot is stiff and posed—if you take lots of shots, you’ll get a more relaxed look in subsequent pictures. Take quick shots in succession using the continuous shooting, or burst, mode on your camera.

for the best arrangement or have your subjects adjust their hair or clothing.

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Solution #3 Avoid blue tones in your snowy photos by adjusting your white balance. If your outdoor winter photos end up looking a bit blue, try these quick tips to get your snow looking crisp and white again.

1. STAY OUT OF THE SHADE. Shade creates a natural blue cast that the snow will reflect back onto your subjects’ faces. Having your subjects out in the open sunlight will result in more natural color for your photos. Offset any harsh shadows on your subjects’ faces using your flash.

PHOTOS BY JAMIE HARPER CAMERA SETTINGS DSLR: MODE: MANUAL (M) | F-STOP: 3.5 | SHUTTER SPEED: 1/1,600 SEC. | ISO: 500. POINT-AND-SHOOT: PORTRAIT.

White Balance setting: Shade. Result: Photo is too blue.

White Balance setting: Cloudy. Result: Photo’s colors are correct.

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2. LEARN TO SET THE WHITE BALANCE on your camera. Cameras have an Automatic White Balance (AWB) setting that automatically compensates for the amount of color in the light in your photo. Because snow reflects light, it can easily fool your auto white balance into compensating incorrectly. This is why you’ll get better results by setting your white balance yourself. See your camera’s manual to learn how.

3. TAKE A FEW SECONDS before you start shooting your photos to try each of your white balance settings, such as shade or cloudy. Every time you shoot outdoors you might need a different setting.


WINTER COLORS IF YOU’RE FEELING SCRAPPER’S BLOCK at the thought of using the traditional bright red and green or blue and white color palettes that often accompany winter stories, take a look at the layouts on the following pages. From a small shade away from the usual to a fun and funky take on the holidays, you’re sure to be inspired by these colorful combos.

Whooooosh by Kelly Goree. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: BasicGrey and Crate Paper; Die cuts: Crate Paper; Die-cutting machine and dies: AccuCut; Buttons: BasicGrey; Ink: Clearsnap; Decorative-edge scissors: Miss Elizabeth’s; Punches: Fiskars Americas and Marvy Uchida; Pen: Newell Rubbermaid; Font: Tahoma; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

CHRISTMAS TWIST COLOR COMBO Warm up your red and green color scheme by pairing these colors with black to create a modern winter palette for layouts about winter activities like sledding and board games. Your everyday winter layouts will feel right at home next to your holiday pages in your album.

BLACK, OLIVE GREEN, CRANBERRY RED, AND MUSTARD YELLOW.

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PLAYFUL HOLIDAY COLOR COMBO Add a youthful energy to your Christmas and everyday winter layouts using mitten-inspired blue, green, pink, and yellow. An infusion of burgundy keeps the color palette feeling wintery, making this combination fantastic for winter stories where you want to emphasize the fun youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re having.

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

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

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

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SNOWBALL FIGHT COLOR COMBO Infuse your winter cocoa break, knitting, or snowball ďŹ ght layouts with excitement by using a high-energy color combo that pairs splashes of vibrant hues with a large amount of deep navy blue. Exploring the Snow by Maggie Holmes. Supplies: Cardstock, brads, and die cuts: Making Memories; Patterned paper: Studio Calico; Stickers: American Crafts; Spray ink: Tattered Angels; Rhinestones: Me & My Big Ideas; Staples: Advantus; Punches: EK Success and Martha Stewart Crafts; Pen: Newell Rubbermaid; Adhesive: Kokuyo; Other: Acrylic accents and patterned paper.

NAVY BLUE, LIME GREEN, RED, AND TURQUOISE.

WARM WEATHER COLOR COMBO If you live in a mild climate or simply want a calm look for your winter layouts, try this take on the Snowball Fight color combo. This warm palette grounds subtle pops of color with an earthy brown.

It Never Rains in Southern California by Lisa VanderVeen. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper Co. and Fancy Pants Designs; Die cuts: Jenni Bowlin Studio and Jillibean Soup; Stickers: October Afternoon; Rhinestones: Queen & Co.; Other: Adhesive, chipboard, and library card and holder.

SKY BLUE, BROWN, LIME GREEN, ORANGE, AND ROSE RED.

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ADD TEXTURE TO YOUR WINTER COLORS Add winter-inspired texture to create a memorable layout that brings to mind not only the sights of winter, but also how it feels. For example, felt reminds us of bundling up in warm hats and mittens, making it a perfect texture for stories about winter outings like the one shown here. The earthy, traditional color combo pulls the viewer into the great outdoors and the view from the train as it heads to the North Pole. On your next winter layout, try felt, or any of the winter-inspired textures listed below, with a seasonal color palette for an instant boost to your layout.

WINTER TEXTURES TO TRY Bring the season to life on your next layout with one of these wintertime textures, inspired by snow, winter clothing, and Christmas lights: Š

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The Polar Express by Joannie McBride. Photo by Robbie McBride (top). Supplies: Patterned paper: ANW Crestwood; Stickers: American Crafts and Hobby Lobby; Font: Georgia; Adhesive: American Crafts and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Other: Rhinestones. BROWN, GREEN, AND RED.


WINTER MOTIFS AND PATTERNS SEASONAL MOTIFS AND PATTERNS can establish the time of year your story took place without saying a word, which makes these icons and images your go-to designs for accenting seasonal layouts in a way that enhances your story. For example, create a wintertime feel on your layout with little effort by turning to seasonal motifs such as snowflakes, hearts, and grid patterns —you may already be using them in your page designs!

Work Then Play by Jennifer Larson. Supplies: Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket, Fancy Pants Designs, October Afternoon, and Stampin’ Up!; Laser-cut paper: KI Memories; Stickers: American Crafts, Authentique Paper, and October Afternoon; Punches: EK Success; Spray ink: Studio Calico; Ink: Tsukineko; Brads: Stampin’ Up!; Pen: Zig; Adhesive: EK Success and Tombow; Other: Product packaging and thread.

SNOWFLAKES Snowflake designs can give your page a wintery look, even if the designs aren’t obvious on your layout. Create a subtle, but effective, background by covering your cardstock using die cut snowflakes or a template and spritzing your cardstock with spray ink.

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HEARTS With the closeness of family and friends over the holiday season and the romance of Valentine’s Day, is it any wonder we think of love during winter? Bring this seasonal connection to your layouts and create a dynamic design at the same time by using hearts in a variety of sizes, colors, and textures.

The Best Things in Life Are Free by Corinne Delis. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Stickers: American Crafts and Jenni Bowlin Studio; Felt: American Crafts; Pen: Pentel; Font: Arial; Other: Adhesive, die cut, and stickers.

GRID OR CROSSHATCH PATTERNS Bring structure to your winter layout with the clean look of grid patterned paper. The simple lines provide a wonderful visual counterpoint and balance to the lacy, snow-inspired designs and soft textures that often grace winter-themed layouts. 24 creatingkeepsakes.com

Snow Happy by Julie Bonner for Jillibean Soup. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper, baker’s twine, button, die cuts, flowers, stickers, and tags: Jillibean Soup; Stamps: Unity Stamp Co.; Ink and paint: Ranger Industries; Punches: Fiskars Americas and Marvy Uchida; Pen: Sakura; Adhesive: Glue Dots International and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Other: Acrylic accent and buttons.


WINTER TITLES AND JOURNALING SNUGGLE UP WITH YOUR scrapbooking supplies and favorite seasonal photos— it’s time to capture your winter stories in your album. With the fantastic titles and journaling prompts in this section at your fingertips, you’ll be ready to add meaning and depth to your touching winter memories.

10 FABULOUS WINTER LAYOUT TITLES Introduce your story with panache using one of these inspiring winter layout titles. They may even give you ideas for new layouts to create! Š Laughing All the Way

Š Still Smitten

Š Star Light, Star Bright

Š In a Heartbeat

Š Hearts Aglow

Š Just Chillin’

Š The {Last Name} Family Goals

Š Warm & Cozy

Š My New Beginning

Š Cabin Fever

Warm & Cozy by Kimber McGray. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Stickers: American Crafts and Jenni Bowlin Studio; Felt: American Crafts; Pen: Pentel; Font: Arial; Other: Adhesive, die cut, and stickers.

TITLE IN ACTION Put away the snow shovel and cuddle up with your kids to share a story from the family scrapbook. A title like Warm & Cozy can create a sweet, loving feel on a layout about a relationship, a morning spent in your pajamas, or even all the winter gear you have to put on to brave the winter chill.

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Winter Journaling Made Easy Give your journaling an update for the new year using one of our easy journaling ideas, our special Valentine’s Day quiz, or a winter quote. In doing so, you’ll bring wintergreen freshness to your words and be inspired to write down even more of your family’s stories.

IDEAS TO GET YOU WRITING Scrapbook your story faster by using one of these wintertime journaling prompts.

1. Use love song lyrics as valentineinspired journaling.

2. Create a resolutions list for a New Year’s layout.

3. Reflect on the past year by writing about your accomplishments.

JOURNALING IN ACTION Sometimes the best sentiments to describe an emotion or a particular event are those written by someone else. Use the power of another’s words to express your thoughts by using the lyrics from a love song as journaling on a layout about a relationship. You and Me by Stephanie Howell. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper, buttons, die cuts, rub-ons, and stickers: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Pen: American Crafts; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Song: Lyrics from “You and Me,” written and performed by Rosie Thomas.

HE SAID, SHE SAID QUIZ

QUOTES

Give a layout about your special relationship the Valentine’s Day treatment with journaling based on this double pointof-view quiz.

Bring style to your words using one of these lyrical quotations.

1. What attracted you to your partner? 2. Was it love at first sight or a friendship that blossomed? 3. What has your partner said about you that surprised or

“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” – HAL BORLAND

flattered you?

4. What does your partner do that makes you laugh?

“Love is the greatest refreshment in life.” – PABLO PICASSO

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DO-IT-YOURSELF

WINTER PAGE ELEMENTS SEARCHING FOR THE PERFECT wintery accent, background, or journaling spot to complete your layout design? Create your own with one of the inspiring ideas on the following pages.

Fun & Games by Laura Vegas. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill Basics Paper, and Core’dinations; Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; Die-cutting machine: Silhouette America; Celebrity images: Nickelodeon and The Walt Disney Company; Font: Prissy Frat Boy; Other: Patterned paper and thread.

BOARD GAME BACKGROUND Blustery days can result in hours of playing board games with the family. Let your fun and games inspire a fantastic winter layout that will help you remember the joyful time you had. Simply mimic the board game’s shape and patterns using cardstock and patterned paper to add a game day cheer to your layout’s background.

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SIMPLE COOKIE ACCENT Emphasize the homemade-with-love nature of your baking (and your scrapbooking) with a simple, layered cookie accent. Whether your story is about Christmas cookies, Valentine’s Day treats, or any wintertime baking, you can whip up a batch of these cheerful cookie accents in minutes!

Holiday Cookies by Lynn Ghahary. Supplies: Cardstock, adhesive, brads, and tags: American Crafts; Patterned paper: American Crafts, Echo Park Paper Co., and Making Memories; Stickers: Echo Park Paper Co., October Afternoon, and Pebbles; Baker’s twine: The Twinery; Stamps: Making Memories; Ink: Tsukineko; Die-cutting machine: Silhouette America; Punches: EK Success and Stampin’ Up!; Font: Traveling Typewriter.

How to Create A COOKIE ACCENT

1. Punch two circles from cardstock in graduating sizes. Cut waves into circles’ edges.

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2. Adhere small circle to large circle using dimensional adhesive.

3. Accent with dimensional stickers or brads.


HOLLY JOURNALING SPOT Foliage isn’t just for spring—winter has iconic plants too! Take, for instance, poinsettias or holly, both of which are decorating staples during the holiday season. Deck your page with the cheer of the season by creating a holly-framed journaling spot.

Sugary Goodness by Cindy Tobey. Supplies: Cardstock, adhesive, decorative tape, marker, and ribbon: American Crafts; Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Cosmo Cricket, Die Cuts with a View, and Jillibean Soup; Photo corners: Advantus; Stickers: 7gypsies, American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket, and Little Yellow Bicycle; Rhinestones: Bazzill Basics Paper; Paint: Making Memories; Spray ink: Studio Calico; Punch: Fiskars Americas; Font: Quicksand.

How to Create A HOLLY JOURNALING SPOT

1. Punch or cut holly leaves from cardstock and patterned paper.

2. Punch circle from ledger paper, and stitch around circle’s edge.

3. Adhere leaves to back

4. Finish with rhinestones.

of circle.

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FOLDED SNOWFLAKE ACCENT Create a lacy paper snowflake embellishment for your layout using a little creative cutting and folding. Like the paper snowflakes you created as a kid, this detailed snowflake is easier to make than it looks. And it’s a fun way to use both sides of a single piece of patterned paper.

Snow by Wendy Sue Anderson. Supplies: Cardstock and pen: American Crafts; Patterned paper, journaling spots, and stickers: Echo Park Paper Co.; Thread: Coats & Clark; Other: Adhesive, buttons, jute, and twill tape.

How to Create A FOLDED SNOWFLAKE

1. Fold 2½" double-sided paper square in half to form triangle.

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2. Make small, angled cut about 3. Open triangle, and roll ½" from each triangle point along folded edge.

side points of square to meet in center; adhere. Repeat six times.

4. Adhere bottom points of all six rolled pieces together to create snowflake. Embellish.


DIGITALLY LIGHTED TITLE Create the peaceful look of a still winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s night on your layout with a digitally enhanced title in the font of your choice. Adding a soft, moonlit glow to your words is easy using Photoshop Elements 8!

Holiday Lights by Tiffany Tillman. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Patterned paper and accents: Paislee Press; Template: Tiffany Tillman; Fonts: Futura LT BT and Luxus Brut.

How to Create A DIGITALLY LIGHTED TITLE

1. Type title using Horizontal Type tool. Go to Layers Palette menu; select Soft Light.

2. Click Layer > Layer Styles > Style Settings to open Layer Styles menu.

3. In Layer Styles menu, add small Drop Shadow. Add Outer Glow (size: 50, opacity: 20). Add Bevel (direction up, size: 5).

4. Click OK, and adjust Layer Style settings to your taste.

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SCRAPBOOK

WINTER USING EVERYDAY SUPPLIES SCRAPBOOK YOUR WINTER MEMORIES using your favorite paper and embellishments—even if your product doesn’t feel wintery, you can create a look that sets the stage for your story. Grab your stash, and get ready to mix up your products to put together some fantastic winter layouts.

SCRAPBOOK WINTER USING HOBBY-THEMED PRODUCT Scrapbook the tale of your gingerbread house construction not with images of the candy building materials, but with blueprint paper and ruler stamps. By looking at the story from a different angle and selecting product accordingly, you can create a layout about both the event and the skills involved in the activity.

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Future Architect by Summer Fullerton for Technique Tuesday. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Bella Blvd, Echo Park Paper Co., SEI, and Technique Tuesday; Chipboard and stamps: Technique Tuesday; Ink: Clearsnap, Technique Tuesday, and Tsukineko; Staples: Advantus; Pins: JoAnn Stores; Embroidery floss: DMC; Buttons: Crate Paper; Stickers: BasicGrey; Wood veneer: Studio Calico; Badge: American Crafts; Punch: Stampin’ Up!; Font: Typenoksidi; Adhesive: EK Success and Glue Dots International.


A Better Us in 2011 by Joannie McBride. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: October Afternoon; Journaling spots: Fancy Pants Designs; Punch and stickers: EK Success; Ribbon: American Crafts; Ink: Clearsnap; Pens: American Crafts, Bic, and Newell Rubbermaid; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Therm O Web; Other: Buttons, cardstock, and twine.

One Snow Clad Morning by Mou Saha. Supplies: Patterned paper and punch: Anna Griffin; Stickers: Glitz Design and Studio Calico; Brads: Crate Paper; Pen: Faber-Castell; Font: CK Snow; Adhesive: 3M; Other: Sticker.

LOOK TO THE OPPOSITE SEASON FOR YOUR SUPPLIES Create a layout dedicated to renewal and growth in the new year by selecting products that you’d normally use for a spring or summer story. With fresh gingham prints and subtle floral patterns, your New Year’s resolutions layout will inspire your family to grow!

SELECT PATTERNS THAT CREATE A MOOD Consider the emotion you’re trying to evoke with your layout and look for patterns in your stash that support that feeling. For example, elegant brocade and wallpaper-inspired prints work beautifully to create a peaceful backdrop for a story about a quiet winter morning. Scrapbooking Ideas for Every Season 33


Yes, Ice Is Slippery, Dear by Kim Watson. Supplies: Patterned paper: Imaginisce, Lily Bee Design, and My Mind’s Eye; Stickers: American Crafts, Bella Blvd, Jillibean Soup, Me & My Big Ideas, October Afternoon, Sassafras, and Studio Calico; Buttons: American Crafts and Cosmo Cricket; Rhinestones: My Mind’s Eye and Teresa Collins Designs; Glitter: Clearsnap; Dimensional glaze: Ranger Industries; Punch: EK Success; Pen: Shachihata; Adhesive: Tombow; Other: Thread. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Action: Totally Rad Actions.

MIX GLITTER AND DIMENSIONAL GLAZE FOR WINTER SPARKLE When you create a layout using nonthemed products, you can add your own touch of winter to make the layout feel more seasonal and supportive of your photos. For example, frost the tops of your photos and the top edge of your layout by combining glitter and standard dimensional glaze.

Create Your Own FROSTY GLAZE FOLLOWING THIS EQUATION:

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SPRING

ILLUSTRATION BY BRONZE SWALLOW

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

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SPRING IDEA GALLERY MAKE YOUR SPRING LAYOUTS burst into bloom with the tips and ideas you’ll find on the following pages. From layouts about playing outdoors with the family to pages celebrating Mother’s Day, you’ll have scrapbooking inspiration to carry you through the season. You’ll love making these ideas your own!

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Storytelling Tip Create a unique layout for spring that plays on the theme of things that are new by scrapbooking what’s new in your life. Include photos of flowers growing or trees in bloom to emphasize this idea on your layout.

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Spring Blooms by Smitha Katti. Photos by Nachiket Katti. Supplies: Cardstock: ANW Crestwood; Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper Co., KI Memories, My Mind’s Eye, and Scrapabilities; Stickers: K&Company and SEI; Ink and rhinestones: Hampton Art; Brads: Making Memories; Punches: Fiskars Americas; Pen: Newell Rubbermaid; Adhesive: GlueArts and Glue Dots International; Other: Michaels. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Patterned paper: Kelly Pannachi; Word art: Crystal Wilkerson.


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Design Tip Go monochromatic! St. Patrick’s Day offers a fantastic opportunity for your layout to wear green. But this spring holiday isn’t the only time a monochromatic color palette can make a statement on your layout: create a tone-ontone look using fluffy duckling shades of yellow for a layout about a baby or rosy shades of pink for a layout about a little girl. Turn to page 45 for more spring color palette ideas! Lucky, Charmed by Mary MacAskill. Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, brads, photo anchors, and stickers: American Crafts; Vellum: ANW Crestwood; Stamps: Gel-à-tins; Ink: Delta Creative and Stampin’ Up!; Ribbon: Berwick Offray; Buttons: Doodlebug Design and SEI; Font: AL Uncle Charles; Other: Adhesive, embroidery floss, felt, ribbon, and staples.

Easy Peasy Spring by Ashley Horton. Supplies: Cardstock, brads, and trim: Hobby Lobby; Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper Co.; Die cuts: Jillibean Soup; Stickers and ribbon: American Crafts; Paint: Plaid Enterprises; Die-cutting machine and cartridge: Provo Craft; Font: CK Alayna; Adhesive: EK Success and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Other: Baker’s twine.

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Budget Tip

Reach into your scrap stash to create texture-filled spring accents. By combining a pack of corrugated die cuts with scraps of patterned paper and trim, you can create simple, dimensional flowers, clouds, and butterflies to embellish your spring outdoor layouts. Scrapbooking Ideas for Every Season 37


There Is Nothing Better Than This by Erin Lincoln. Supplies: Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket, Doodlebug Design, My Mindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eye, and October Afternoon; Stickers: Little Yellow Bicycle; Die-cutting machines: Silhouette America and Sizzix; Dies and ink: Papertrey Ink; Stamps: Hero Arts and Papertrey Ink; Brads: American Crafts; Rhinestones: Kaisercraft; Font: Times New Roman; Other: Adhesive.

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Supply Tip

Create custom looks for your layouts using premade, layered accents. Combine the premade designs with your own die-cut paper accents or stamped images. Stretch your accent pack even further by pulling apart the layers of several of the accents and adding them to elements of your page, such as your title.

Stickers: Little Yellow Bicycle.

Add dimensional stickers to your die cuts and stamped images.

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Capture your family on the go in the warm spring weather! Zoom in on the activity, rather than the people, to create high-energy photos that tell a story about all the things you did. Arrange your detail photos in a clean grid to create an arresting look at the season. Spring by Peg Manrique for Sassafras. Supplies: Patterned paper: Sassafras; Stickers: American Crafts and Sassafras; Font: Decker; Adhesive: Tombow.

How to Have Fun on a Rainy Day by Brigid Gonzalez. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Fonts: Kalinga and Times New Roman.

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Capture the excitement of spring sports, even if you forgot your camera. Most cell phone cameras have enough megapixels to allow you to get printable, scrapbookable photos. And now there are even applications that let you order prints without ever connecting to a computer, such as postalpix.com. Go ahead—use the camera you know you always have with you. Come Rain or Come Shine by Nicole Harper. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Echo Park Paper Co., Pink Paislee, and Sassafras; Stickers: American Crafts, Crate Paper, October Afternoon, and Sassafras; Decorative tape and embossing powder: American Crafts; Stamp: Studio Calico; Paint: Ranger Industries; Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts; Pen: EK Success; Adhesive: Tombow; Other: Ink and thread.

My Kids Have Taught Me by Lori Anderson. Supplies: Cardstock and brads: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket; Stickers: American Crafts and Cosmo Cricket; Fonts: Aubrey and Epittazio; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Tombow.

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Journaling Tip With a bit of inspiration from your kids, you can celebrate your growth as a mom and create a portrait of your family that you’ll cherish forever. Simply reflect on the everyday lessons that your children have taught you, and then collect those thoughts on a layout for Mother’s Day.


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

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

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

Storytelling Tip

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


SPRING PHOTO TRICKS BECOME SPRING-PHOTOGRAPHY SAVVY! Use our list of can’t-miss spring photos to make sure you have the shots you’ll want to scrapbook. In addition, we’ll teach you the ins and outs of getting both indoor and outdoor photos—including those tricky group shots.

10 CAN’T-MISS SPRING PHOTOS Capture the details of the season by taking photos from this quick list.

1. Family working in the garden. 2. Children playing in the yard. 3. First signs of spring, such as budding leaves. 4. Outdoor sports, such as soccer, softball, or tennis. 5. Easter celebrations. 6. Umbrellas and rain boots.

7. Photos with mom and dad. 8. Barbecues. 9. Prom happenings. 10. Kites flying.

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Visit creatingkeepsakes.com to check out our month-by-month list of must-take photos.

Learning to Work by Autumn Baldwin. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Patterned paper: Celeste Knight; Tags: Ali Edwards and Melanie Willman; Digital cutting design: Laina Lamb; Stitches: MaryAnn Wise; Fonts: Optima, Rockwell, and You Are Loved.


PHOTO BY AUTUMN BALDWIN CAMERA SETTINGS DSLR: MODE: MANUAL (M) | F-STOP: 3.5 | SHUTTER SPEED: 1/25 SEC. | ISO: 250. POINT-AND-SHOOT: PORTRAIT SETTING.

Use natural light for great indoor photos.

Solution #1

Solution #2

Take advantage of natural light by positioning your subject by a window.

Capture the real-life beauty of flowers using these easy tricks.

Avoid dark indoor photos by taking advantage of the pretty spring light coming through your windows. Position your subject a few feet from the window and have him or her face either the right or left edge of the window. Having your subject at a 45-degree angle to the light source will make his or her eyes pop and cast soft shadows on one side of his or her face. Stand near the edge of the window your subject is looking at, and then start shooting!

1. TAKE FLOWER PHOTOS IN THE SOFTER MORNING OR EVENING LIGHT, so no harsh shadows will mar your flower’s surface.

2. Take some time and PLAY WITH YOUR SETTINGS: adjust your aperture (camera opening), shutter speed, and ISO (amount of light hitting your camera’s sensor), as well as trying out your Macro setting. This will help you find the best settings for the types of shots you are looking for.

3. PHOTOGRAPH YOUR FLOWERS AT EYE LEVEL, rather than looking down at them.

4. BLUR THE PHOTO’S BACKGROUND by using a low f-stop (camera opening), taking a step back, and zooming in on the blooms, or choose the Portrait setting on your camera.

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Solution #3 Get your subjects moving for dynamic prom photos. Of course you want your photos to reflect your daughter’s and her friends’ enthusiasm for prom. Take the girls outside, and have them start walking toward you with their arms linked. This simple movement creates an interesting shot that showcases their friendship. And once you get them moving, they’ll start having fun with the photo shoot!

PHOTO BY SUZY PLANTAMURA CAMERA SETTINGS DSLR: MODE: MANUAL (M) | F-STOP: 4.5 | SHUTTER SPEED: 1/800 SEC. | ISO: 400. POINT-AND-SHOOT: SPORTS SETTING.

Get your subjects moving for highenergy group photos.

Solution #4 Create a memorable prom portrait by focusing on your daughter’s face. By focusing on your daughter’s face and not her clothing, you’ll capture the memory of how grown up and beautiful she looks on the night of her prom. Take a half-body shot and you’ll still capture much of her dress. Position your daughter against a simple background, preferably in the shade outdoors so you get nice, even light across her face (no harsh shadows). You may need to adjust your camera’s white balance setting (learn more on page 18). PHOTO BY SUZY PLANTAMURA CAMERA SETTINGS DSLR: MODE: MANUAL (M) | F-STOP: 2.8 | SHUTTER SPEED: 1/1,100 SEC. | ISO: 400. POINT-AND-SHOOT: PORTRAIT SETTING.

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SPRING COLORS BRIGHTEN YOUR SPRING PAGES using color combinations reminiscent of the season. Whether spring speaks to you in pretty pastels or lively hues, here you’ll find palettes to evoke both the excitement of spring break and the calm serenity of an Easter morning.

Hello Sunshine by Amy Tan. Supplies: Patterned paper, adhesive, brads, pen, stickers, and tags: American Crafts; Baker’s twine: We R Memory Keepers; Buttons: Pebbles; Decorative tape: Hambly Screen Prints.

SPRING BREAK COLOR COMBO Using a jump-for-joy color palette like this one to add excitement to your layout, you can scrapbook any springtime trip or simply create a page to celebrate the end of winter. DENIM BLUE, KELLY GREEN, LIME GREEN, ROSE RED, AND YELLOW.

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SPRING ADVENTURE COLOR COMBO Take a cue from vintage travel posters for a masculine color palette that will help your annual album transition from winter to spring: a palette containing navy and tan will create a sense of far away places and discovery for your viewer. Up First Date by Jamie Harper. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Me & My Big Ideas and My Mindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eye; Stickers: Studio Calico; Punch: Fiskars Americas; Font: Times New Roman; Adhesive: Therm O Web; Other: Thread.

NAVY BLUE, SKY BLUE, MUSTARD, ORANGE, AND TAN.

OUTDOOR COLOR COMBO Use a whimsical color palette containing cool shades of gray and aqua to bring a feeling of just venturing outdoors in early spring, when the air is still a bit crisp, to your page. Go by Wendy Sue Anderson. Supplies: Cardstock and pen: American Crafts; Patterned paper and journaling spots: Cosmo Cricket; Stickers: American Crafts and Cosmo Cricket; Foam: Making Memories; Die-cutting machine: Provo Craft; Die: Sizzix; Punch: EK Success; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

AQUA, CREAM, GOLD, GRAY, AND RED.

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FORMAL EASTER COLOR COMBO Bring a sense of quiet serenity to your layout using delicate pastel shades. Use it to create a calm feeling on a layout about Easter or a baptism. Easter Best by Lynn Ghahary for Pink Paislee. Supplies: Patterned paper: BasicGrey and Pink Paislee; Charms, die cuts, rub-ons, and stickers: Pink Paislee; Die-cutting machine: Silhouette America; Punches: EK Success; Ink and twine: Papertrey Ink; Font: Traveling Typewriter; Adhesive and pen: American Crafts.

LIGHT BLUE, LIGHT GREEN, OLIVE GREEN, AND PINK.

PLAYFUL EASTER COLOR COMBO Go bold with this happy color palette. Easter egg shades make for fantastic layouts about Easter egg hunts by bringing the colors of the holiday directly onto your layout. Easter ’09 by Megan Hoeppner. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: K&Company; Stickers: American Crafts and K&Company; Ribbon: Stampin’ Up!; Pen: Marvy Uchida; Adhesive: Fiskars Americas, Glue Dots International, Therm O Web, and Tombow; Other: Yarn.

GREEN, ORANGE, PINK, AND YELLOW.

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ADD TEXTURE TO YOUR SPRING COLORS Light and airy textures dominate the spring scene— from delicate bridal veils to fluffy bunny fur. But you don’t have to have an actual bridal veil to bring to your page the sense of wonder and delight you might feel in looking at one. A bit of tulle is all you need! And with all the colors of tulle available, you can create a stunning, feminine layout that embodies the season. Try tulle with any color palette, like the whimsical floral color scheme shown on the layout here—you’ll love how this texture will enhance the happiness of your spring story.

Girls in Pink Tutus by Iris Uy. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper and tulle: Webster’s Pages; Spray ink: Tattered Angels; Stickers: American Crafts, Prima, and Webster’s Pages; Buttons and paint: Making Memories; Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts; Other: Adhesive and font.

SPRING TEXTURES TO TRY Set the spring scene on your next layout with one of these fun textures taken from the airy clothing, greenhouses, and baby animals of the season: Š

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GREEN, BLUE, ORANGE, CORAL PINK, ROSE PINK, AND PALE YELLOW.


SPRING MOTIFS AND PATTERNS WHEN YOU THINK OF SPRING, chances are you think of pretty flower accents and floral patterned paper. Switch up your springtime designs by taking a look at other patterns and designs that can bring a fresh, seasonal feel to your layouts.

Who Says by Wilna Furstenberg. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper, ribbon, and spray ink: October Afternoon; Stickers: American Crafts; Journaling spot: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Ink: Ranger Industries; Die-cutting machine and design card: Making Memories; Pen: Zig; Adhesive: GlueArts; Other: Thread.

BUTTERFLIES Because butterflies evolve from caterpillars, images of these ethereal creatures are a wonderful way to enhance stories about change. Butterfly accents and patterns also add a pretty touch to layouts you want to give a feminine air to. To see butterflies at work on a layout about boys, turn to page 47.

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POLKA DOTS Like a pretty springtime dress, polka-dot prints are both sophisticated and playful, which is a fantastic look for this season in which we dig in the garden and celebrate grown-up milestones like graduations. Create a whimsical effect by using multiple sizes of polka-dot patterns on a single layout.

It Takes Three by Lindsey Hansen for Pebbles. Supplies: Cardstock, adhesive, and pen: American Crafts; Patterned paper, buttons, clothespin, die cuts, ribbon, and stickers: Pebbles.

KITES A kite can instantly bring to mind refreshing afternoons in the spring breeze, looking upward in childlike wonder. That joyful association makes this seasonal plaything a fantastic image to accent layouts about the outdoors or time spent with children. 50 creatingkeepsakes.com

Let’s Fly a Kite by Mou Saha. Supplies: Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket; Photo corners: Anna Griffin and Canson; Stickers: American Crafts and Die Cuts with a View; Paint: Delta Creative; Embroidery floss: DMC; Pen: American Crafts; Adhesive: 3M; Other: Chalk.


SPRING TITLES AND JOURNALING WHETHER YOU’RE SCRAPBOOKING YOUR FIRST MOTHER’S DAY CELEBRATION or the first surprise home run of the baseball season, a clever title and meaningful journaling can help you tell a deeper story than your photos might suggest on their own. Take a look at the titles and journaling ideas here, inspired by spring, babies, mothers, and fathers. You never know what story might grow from a few words.

10 INSPIRING SPRING LAYOUT TITLES Give your layout a springtime spin using one of these refreshing titles. Š Spring Is . . .

Š Baby, Mine

Š At the End of the Rainbow

Š I Wanna Be Like You

Š A Walk with Nature

Š A Wise Man Once Said

Š March Gladness

Š The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far from the Tree

Š Go Climb a Tree

Š Who I Came From

TITLE IN ACTION From planting a garden to flying kites, there’s a good chance you have a memory or tradition that to you says “Spring.” Capture that memory in your scrapbook with a title like Spring Is, a simple statement that encourages viewers to look closer at your story. Spring Is by Piradee Talvanna. Supplies: Cardstock, flower, and pen: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper Co. and October Afternoon; Stickers: American Crafts, Echo Park Paper Co., and October Afternoon; Chipboard and pins: Maya Road; Spray ink: Studio Calico; Stamp: Lawn Fawn; Ink: Ranger Industries; Button: October Afternoon; Baker’s twine: The Twinery; Embroidery floss: We R Memory Keepers; Adhesive: American Crafts and Beacon Adhesives.

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Spring Journaling Made Easy Give yourself a journaling springboard with one of our journaling prompts, easyto-use quotes, or a thought-provoking quiz. They might just help you create your next favorite layout or tell a story you’ve had trouble putting into words.

IDEAS TO GET YOU WRITING Plant the seeds for fantastic storytelling using one of these quick journaling ideas.

1. Tell about events that happened on the day you were born or the day your child was born.

2. Create a list of things that are new in your life.

3. Detail a spring cleaning or home renovation.

JOURNALING IN ACTION Motivate yourself to get your spring housework done and beautifully document the process at the same time by detailing a spring cleaning or home renovation. Next winter, you can look at your layout and remember your excitement, anticipating spring as it comes again. Lots of Outdoor Plans by Lisa Day. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Lily Bee Design; Stickers: Lily Bee Design and Sassafras; Baker’s twine: The Twinery; Spray ink: Studio Calico; Pins: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Punch: EK Success; Embroidery floss: DMC; Adhesive: GlueArts; Other: Buttons and typewriter.

ABOUT YOUR PARENTS QUIZ

QUOTES

Celebrate Mother’s Day and Father’s Day with a layout about your parents using this quick quiz. Or have your kids answer this one about you!

Give your journaling a beautiful touch using one of these inspiring spring quotations.

1. In what ways are you the same as your parents? 2. What one thing is mom always saying to you? 3. What did you and dad do together that you’ll always remember?

4. When did you first know that your parents loved you?

“A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.” – MAYA ANGELOU

“Every spring is the only spring, a perpetual astonishment.”

– ELLIS PETERS

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SPRING PAGE ELEMENTS DESIGN THE PERFECT LOOK FOR YOUR SPRINGTIME LAYOUTS using one of our fun do-it-yourself ideas. Not only will you have a custom piece for your page, you’ll also enjoy trying these techniques!

Burst Her Bubble by Jing-Jing Nickel. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Jillibean Soup, My Mind’s Eye, and October Afternoon; Chipboard: American Crafts and Imaginarium Designs; Stamps: 7gypsies and My Favorite Things; Ink: Clearsnap; Paint: Making Memories; Stickers: American Crafts and Echo Park Paper Co.; Brads: SEI; Buttons: Fancy Pants Designs; Jute: Darice; Die-cutting machine and cartridges: Provo Craft; Pen: Copic; Font: Artistamp Medium; Adhesive: GlueArts and Helmar.

BALLOON SCENE BORDER Introduce your story with a fanciful balloon border that leads your viewers’ eyes to your photos. This lighthearted scene of a girl with her balloons is easy to re-create. Simply stamp a girl image and add a chipboard bicycle. Then cut out some paper balloons, and attach them to the bike using baker’s twine.

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CIRCLE FLOWER ACCENTS Plant a garden of eclectic blooms with this simple idea that will help you use up your paper and trim scraps. You may even ďŹ nd that paper patterns you would have never thought to put together make for a great mix. And because you can make them any size you want, they work beautifully as stand-alone accents or lined up for a page border on either one- or twopage layouts.

Playing Outside by Jen Jockisch. Supplies: Cardstock, pen, and ribbon: American Crafts; Patterned paper: 7gypsies, BasicGrey, Jillibean Soup, October Afternoon, Pink Paislee, Prima, and Sassafras; Buttons: American Crafts, BasicGrey, and Fancy Pants Designs; Stickers: American Crafts and Making Memories; Punches: EK Success, Martha Stewart Crafts, and We R Memory Keepers; Adhesive: 3M; Other: Patterned paper and tags.

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OILCLOTH RAIN GEAR ACCENTS Re-create the fun texture of rain boots and umbrellas on your layout using oilcloth, a sturdy canvas-like fabric with a slick coating meant for outdoor use. The coating on oilcloth makes this material perfect for creating accents with a realistic, rainy day feel. Give these cute seasonal accents a try on your next April showers layout. Live in Color by Megan Hoeppner. Photo by Julia Nomichith (left). Supplies: Patterned paper: Pink Paislee and Susiebee Studios; Fabric: Westminster Fibers; Stamps: Close to My Heart; Ink: Tsukineko; Glitter glue: Ranger Industries; Die cuts: Jillibean Soup; Sticker: Echo Park Paper Co.; Buttons: Fancy Pants Designs and Stampinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Up!; Pens: Muji and Newell Rubbermaid; Adhesive: Therm O Web and Tombow; Other: Paper clips.

How to Create AN OILCLOTH UMBRELLA ACCENT

1. Stamp umbrella outline on wrong side of fabric. Cut out.

2. Outline umbrella on right side of fabric using glitter glue.

3. Adhere umbrella to layout, and draw handle using glitter glue. Add buttons.

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FABRIC KITE ACCENTS Bring a carefree look to your layout by creating fabric kite accents with dashing silver stitching and cords that tie your kites to your journaling. Fly . . . Fly . . . Fly . . . by Liz Hicks. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Spray ink: Clearsnap and Creative Imaginations; Stickers: American Crafts and Echo Park Paper Co.; Thread: GĂźtermann; Other: Cord, fabric, lace, and sequins.

How to Create FABRIC KITE ACCENTS

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3. Stitch across center of diamond using standard, running stitch. Turn diamond 90 degrees, and repeat.


FABRIC FLOWER BORDER Gather a bouquet of blooms for your layout by creating a variety of handmade flower accents and combining them into a single, striking border. The amount of texture and detail on your layout will surely catch your family’s attention!

How to Create

Springtime at Descanso by Lisa VanderVeen. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Laser-cut paper: Little Yellow Bicycle; Brads: American Crafts, BasicGrey, Making Memories, and Pebbles; Stickers: Jillibean Soup and Studio Calico; Buttons: Jenni Bowlin Studio, My Mind’s Eye, Pebbles, and Studio Calico; Adhesive: Cosmo Cricket, Glue Dots International, and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Other: Felt, hot glue, pen, trim, and tulle.

Learn how to create each of the handmade flowers in this intricate flower border at creatingkeepsakes.com.

A FABRIC FLOWER BORDER

1. Adhere handmade flowers to layout over strip of laser-cut paper.

2. Adhere buttons, brads, and accents to flower centers.

3. Tuck felt leaves under flowers to fill in holes.

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SPRING USING EVERYDAY SUPPLIES IT DOESN’T MATTER if all of the papers in your stash feel fall- or winter-themed, you can still use them to create layouts that are undoubtedly seasonal for spring. With the ideas on the next few pages, you’ll learn how to translate even the most unlikely products into fabulous spring layouts.

REPURPOSE MINI ALBUM COVERS AS WINDOWS When looking through your stash for spring scrapbooking ideas, consider taking a look at your mini albums. With a bit of imagination, that mini album cover can become a window into your garden on a springtime layout.

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Spring by Keisha Campbell for Jenni Bowlin Studio. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: BoBunny Press and Jenni Bowlin Studio; Die cuts, frame, and journaling spots: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Stamps: Stampin’ Up!; Ink: Ranger Industries; Vellum: Michaels; Font: Pica 10 Pitch BT; Adhesive: Tombow; Other: Tags and staples.


Spring Requires String by Shaunte Wadley. Supplies: Diecutting machine: Silhouette America; Brads: Karen Foster Design; Fonts: American Typewriter and Elise; Other: Adhesive, cardstock, patterned paper, and thread.

Easter by Shelly Jacquet. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: American Crafts, Fancy Pants Designs, October Afternoon, and Studio Calico; Stickers: American Crafts, Making Memories, and October Afternoon; Button, charm, and eyelets: Making Memories; Brads: BasicGrey; Filter paper: Fancy Pants Designs; Baker’s twine: Whisker Graphics; Rhinestones: Bazzill Basics Paper; Punches: EK Success and Fiskars Americas; Marker: EK Success; Font: Bohemian Typewriter; Adhesive: American Crafts and EK Success; Other: Thread and vellum.

CREATE COLOR BLOCKS USING CARDSTOCK If the patterned paper in your stash isn’t feeling as spring-like as you want, pair it with solid colored cardstock. By using big, playful blocks of color, you create a simple layout with a clean look that won’t distract from your photos and journaling.

REACH FOR ECLECTIC PATTERNS TO CREATE A COOL LOOK Create an eclectic look by selecting products based on whether their colors will coordinate and don’t worry about their patterns blending into a specific style. For example, pair lace patterns with chicken wire prints. The funky mix will look cool on your layout, like a garden filled with different-shaped wildflowers. Scrapbooking Ideas for Every Season 59


ALTER NEUTRAL PRINTS WITH COLOR MEDIUMS Neutral colored patterned paper, such as a white or cream ledger print, is perfect for altering in a variety of spring-inspired ways using color mediums. For instance, with a few flower stamps, embossing powder, and spray ink, you’re set to create a flower-filled look for your layout. Combine pink and green spray ink for a unique and colorful spring twist. Blossom by Kelly Purkey. Supplies: Cardstock, embossing powder, and stickers: American Crafts; Patterned paper, fabric, and spray ink: Studio Calico; Stamps: Hero Arts and Technique Tuesday; Ink: Clearsnap; Brads: Crate Paper; Rhinestones: Queen & Co.; Punches: Fiskars Americas; Staples: Advantus; Font: Orator Std; Other: Adhesive.

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Scrapbooking Ideas for

SUMMER

ILLUSTRATION BY BRONZE SWALLOW

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

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SUMMER IDEA GALLERY HOT DAYS MAKE FOR SOME sizzling scrapbook layouts—and with the fantastic tips on the following pages, you’re sure to create layouts you’ll love to look at through the years. With ideas for events ranging from a summer pool party to a family camping trip, you’ll have plenty of inspiration for scrapbooking all of your summertime memories.

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Design Tip Fit more photos on your layouts about summer family gatherings by overlapping standard size photos. In summertime photos, there are often bits of grass or sky that aren’t necessary to the story the photo is telling. Don’t be afraid to cover up these portions of your photos with other photos.

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4th of July by Shelly Jaquet. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, October Afternoon, and Sassafras; Stickers: October Afternoon; Buttons: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Stamps: Studio Calico and Technique Tuesday; Ink: Ranger Industries and Tsukineko; Font: Bohemian Typewriter; Adhesive: EK Success; Other: Thread.


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Journaling Tip While out and about, keep a small journal with you and have your entire family jot down their experiences, places they visited, or food they ate. Then, when you get home, your journaling is ready for your layout! Gelato Flavors Tried by Emily Falconbridge. Supplies: Patterned paper: BasicGrey and Sassafras; Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints; Paint: Derivan; Stamp: 7gypsies; Rub-ons: BasicGrey and Jenni Bowlin Studio; Pen: Newell Rubbermaid; Adhesive: Tombow; Other: Flower, masking tape, and postcard.

Take Me Out to the Ball Game by Laina Lamb. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Adornit-Carolee’s Creations, Cosmo Cricket, Creative Imaginations, Fiskars Americas, and KI Memories; Stickers: American Crafts, EK Success, and Karen Foster Design; Rub-on: 7gypsies; Brad: 3Birds Design; Vinyl: Orcal; Embroidery floss: DMC; Punches: EK Success; Die-cutting machine: Provo Craft; Pen: American Crafts; Fonts: Athletic and Myriad; Other: Adhesive and patterned paper. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe and Craft Edge.

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Campin’ Lakeside ’08 by Mandy Koeppen. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: GCD Studios; Stickers: American Crafts and Epiphany Crafts; Ink: Ranger Industries; Punches: EK Success and Epiphany Crafts; Adhesive: 3M; Other: Dictionary paper.

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Highlight your favorite family vacation photo by super-sizing it. If you don’t want to cut your photo for a two-page layout, simply fill one side of the layout completely with the photo or opt to scrapbook in a 12"x 12" format, butting the photo against the edge of the page so you have room for your title as well.

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Supply Tip Incorporate officeinspired details like torn notebook edges into your vintage-style travel layouts. The office details bring to mind journalists traveling to far-off destinations, even if your layout is about a day trip to a local hot spot. Give spiral notebooks a try for on-the-go journaling or use binder clips to attach photos to your layout! Day Trip by Kristen Swain for Imaginisce. Supplies: Patterned paper, adhesive, die cuts, and stickers: Imaginisce; Other: Buttons, cardstock, jute, pen, and stickers.

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Design Tip For a summery look as carefree and clean as laundry drying on the clothesline, opt for lots of white space in your layout design.

Journaling Tip Capture the aspects of summer that you love by creating a list of your favorite things about the season. For more journaling ideas, turn to page 78. You Love Summer by Jenni Hufford. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper and Paper Source; Patterned paper and rub-ons: Lily Bee Design; Stickers: American Crafts and Lily Bee Design; Brads: American Crafts and Making Memories; Button: Crate Paper; Bakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s twine: Martha Stewart Crafts; Punch: EK Success; Pen: American Crafts; Adhesive: Helmar.

On the Tully River by Andrea Friebus. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: American Crafts and Cosmo Cricket; Stamps: Target; Ink: Clearsnap; Photo anchors: Oriental Trading Company; Die cuts: Bazzill Basics Paper; Brads, die-cutting machine, and design card: Making Memories; Font: Arial; Adhesive: Therm O Web; Other: Patterned paper.

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Me by Jamie Harper. Supplies: Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper Co., Jillibean Soup, and My Mind’s Eye; Die cuts: Jillibean Soup; Canvas: BasicGrey; Brad: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Embroidery floss: We R Memory Keepers; Font: Accord Light SF; Other: Adhesive.

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Storytelling Tip If you have a love/hate relationship with amusement parks, or even one particular attraction, then this idea is for you. The next time you’re waiting for your family to finish that ride, take a photo of it, and examine why you feel the way you do. This self-reflection makes for a thought-provoking and intimate layout in your album.


Best of Show by Laura Vanderbeek. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Patterned paper and die cuts: Scrapbook Graphics; Frames: Laura Vanderbeek; Fonts: CK Ali’s Hand and Rosemond.

Those Were the Days by Nancy Doren. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper and brads: BasicGrey; Transparency: Grafix; Stickers: BasicGrey and Making Memories; Thread: Coats & Clark; Marker: Newell Rubbermaid; Font: Urania Czech; Adhesive: AdTech, EK Success, and Tombow.

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fair or rodeo page. These frames are an easy way to enhance the homespun themes that go along with these traditional summer events.

filled title that is as wild as your summer trip or soothing as a day at the beach. Make your mixed-font title harmonious by using stickers in the same color or recoloring them to match using ink or paint.

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SUMMER PHOTO TRICKS SHOW YOUR SUMMER MEMORIES through fantastic photos, starting with the ideas in our can’t-miss photo list. Whether your family is on the go or takes it easy during the summer, here you’ll find the tips you need to get the shots you want for your scrapbooks.

10 CAN’T-MISS SUMMER PHOTOS Capture your summer comings and goings with these must-take photos.

1. Sidewalk games. 2. Parades. 3. Camping activities. 4. Children on the last day of school. 5. Fresh-picked produce. 6. Summer sunsets.

7. A landmark you saw on vacation or during a day trip. 8. Fireworks. 9. Feet in flip-flops. 10. Pool time. Visit creatingkeepsakes.com to check out our month-by-month list of must-take photos.

MUST-TAKE PHOTO IN ACTION Photograph the simple pleasures of summertime, such as playing sidewalk games or enjoying a glass of lemonade, in order to scrapbook the activities that made your summer days memorable. When your kids look back on their childhood summers, these everyday details will stand out in their minds, and they’ll love that you took the time to scrapbook them. 68 creatingkeepsakes.com

Sidewalk Chalk by Maggie Holmes. Supplies: Cardstock, pen, and ribbon: American Crafts; Patterned paper: American Crafts and Studio Calico; Stamps: Studio Calico; Ink: Hero Arts; Stickers: American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket, October Afternoon, and Studio Calico; Ticket: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Punches: EK Success; Adhesive: Therm O Web and Tombow; Other: Pen, rhinestones, sequins, and thread.


Overexposed image, shutter speed 1/160 sec.

Properly exposed image, shutter speed 1/320 sec.

Solution #1

PHOTOS BY MAGGIE HOLMES CAMERA SETTINGS DSLR: MODE: MANUAL (M) | F-STOP: 5.0 | SHUTTER SPEED: 1/320 SEC. | ISO: 400. POINT-AND-SHOOT: USE THE +/BUTTON TO ADJUST YOUR EXPOSURE, AND SET WHITE BALANCE TO SUN SETTING.

Eliminate washed-out photos by adjusting your shutter speed to correct your exposure. When you step outside, you’ll want to increase your shutter speed to allow less light to enter your camera. This will allow you to see the detail in both your subjects and the landscape around them. Remember to watch for changes in light as you are shooting—if the sun goes behind a cloud, you may have to slow your shutter speed down to capture more light.

Solution #2 Get great action shots for your scrapbooks by following our four basic rules.

1. USE A FAST SHUTTER SPEED. Set your camera’s shutter speed to snap as fast as possible to capture the split second your slipping-and-sliding kid zooms past by you.

2. GET AS CLOSE TO THE ACTION AS POSSIBLE. Zooming in for action shots could result in blurrier photos because light has to travel farther to reach the camera’s sensor.

3. ANTICIPATE where the action will take place, and position yourself to get the shot you want. For example, you might crouch down at the end of a Slip ’n Slide to get a head-on view of the action.

4. PRE-FOCUS YOUR VIEWFINDER by pressing down halfway on your shutter button. Then, when the subject moves into frame or fills the frame just right, your camera will already be focused and you’ll be able to capture the action faster.

Anticipate the action for a high-energy photo.

PHOTO BY DEANNA DIEUDONNE CAMERA SETTINGS DSLR: MODE: MANUAL (M) | F-STOP: 5.6 | SHUTTER SPEED: 1/1,000 SEC. | ISO: 300. POINT-AND-SHOOT: SPORTS SETTING.

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Solution #3 Write a message using sparklers for a nifty Independence Day photo. Š MAKE SURE THAT WHEN YOU START SHOOTING IT IS TOTALLY DARK. Stand away from street lights and turn off your porch light. This will allow the light from the sparkler to be the only light entering the camera, resulting in easy-toread sparkler letters. Š USE A TRIPOD or other stable surface. By stabilizing your camera, you can eliminate any extra blur that may result from having your shutter open for a long time. Š SET YOUR SHUTTER SPEED to as long as it takes to write the longest letter of your word. Here, it took 4 seconds to write the letter “H”—so the shutter speed was set to 4.0 sec. Š If your subjects are writing a message, make sure they write backwards so it will read correctly.

Create a cool sparkler message for your layout. In a no-fireworks zone or want to take a playful photo while camping? Use a mini flashlight to create a variation on our sparkler idea! Visit creatingkeepsakes. com to learn more.

PHOTO BY JAMIE HARPER CAMERA SETTINGS DSLR: MODE: MANUAL (M) | F-STOP: 5.6 | SHUTTER SPEED: 4.0 SEC. | ISO: 400. POINT-AND-SHOOT: FIREWORKS.

Š Have each of your subjects simultaneously continue to draw or write until the camera clicks.

Solution #4 Reduce glare in your water photos using these simple tips.

1. Take water photos in the late afternoon or WAIT UNTIL THE SUN GOES BEHIND A CLOUD. By timing your shots right, you can naturally reduce the distracting highlights created by the sun reflecting on the water.

2. AVOID USING THE FLASH when facing water. While you may light up the shadows on your kids’ faces, the light from your flash may bounce off the water and trick your camera into thinking there’s more light in the scene than there is. This will result in an overexposed photo.

3. USE SPOT METERING to manually tell your camera what is most important in your photo (see your camera’s manual to learn how). This way, your camera will use the light reflecting on your subjects’ faces to expose the shot rather than the bright light bouncing off the water.

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Wait for the sun to go behind a cloud before taking water photos.

PHOTO BY BECKY POGATCHNIK CAMERA SETTINGS DSLR: MODE: MANUAL (M) | F-STOP: 4.5 | SHUTTER SPEED: 1/640 SEC. | ISO: 400. POINT-AND-SHOOT: PORTRAIT SETTING.


SUMMER COLORS FROM TROPICAL BLOOMS TO VIBRANTLY COLORED BEACH GEAR, your summer photos are bursting with color! On the next few pages, we’ll explore color palettes that will help you showcase your most colorful photos in unique ways. With these color combos, your layouts will make you feel awash in sunshine every time you open your album.

Summer Pool Fun by Diana Brodeur. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: GCD Studios; Stickers: GCD Studios and Jillibean Soup; Paint: Making Memories; Spray ink: Maya Road; Punch: EK Success; Font: Typenoksidi; Adhesive: Creative Memories.

BERRY AND MELON COLOR COMBO Make the blue in your summer water photos pop with this juicy color combination. By pairing luscious berries, plums, and cantaloupe with black and neon green, you’ll have a perfect fresh-picked look for your summer pages! BLACK, NEON GREEN, PALE ORANGE, BRIGHT PINK, AND PLUM.

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BEACH GEAR COLOR COMBO Capture the feeling of a day at the beach in your backyard play layouts by using this surfboard-inspired palette, complete with its natural balance of warm and cool colors.

Summer Lovin’ by Pamela Young. Supplies: Patterned paper, rub-ons, and stickers: Fancy Pants Designs; Embroidery floss: DMC; Paint and stamps: Making Memories; Font: Apple Casual; Other: Adhesive. BLUE-PURPLE, GREEN, ORANGE, RED, AND YELLOW.

WILDFLOWER COLOR COMBO If the beach isn’t your scene, re-create the joyful feeling of standing in a field of wildflowers using this vibrant spin on our Beach Gear color combo. You’ll love using this colorful palette to scrapbook stories about hiking or eating watermelon on the porch. Exploring Bear Creek by April Massad. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper and BoBunny Press; Stamps: Stampabilities and Stampendous!; Stickers: BasicGrey; Ink: Ranger Industries and Tsukineko; Font: CK Applause; Other: Adhesive and stamps.

GREEN, ORANGE, PURPLE, AND YELLOW.

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SUNSHINE COLOR COMBO Scrapbook your indoor summer memories using sun-drenched colors reminiscent of your grandmother’s kitchen. A splash of lemonade yellow combined with green and brown creates a warm look perfect for scrapbooking family stories. Lemonade @ Grandma’s by Brenda Hurd. Supplies: Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Crate Paper, and Creative Imaginations; Stickers: American Crafts and BasicGrey; Die cuts: Jillibean Soup; Index card: Adornit-Carolee’s Creations; Brads: BasicGrey and Making Memories; Trim: Fancy Pants Designs; Paint: Delta Creative; Spray ink: Maya Road; Font: Arial Narrow; Adhesive: Adhesive Technologies, Inc.

OLIVE GREEN, KRAFT, AND GOLDEN YELLOW.

NAUTICAL BRIGHTS COLOR COMBO Add sunshine and a burst of rainbow colors to a traditional summer color combo. The pop of red, pink, and green will draw your viewer’s eye, while the nautical navy and sunny yellow combo set the scene for a seaworthy story. U 2 R Fair Weather Friends by Amy Heller for October Afternoon. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper, badges, and buttons: October Afternoon; Stickers: American Crafts and October Afternoon; Twine: May Arts; Punches: Fiskars Americas; Thread: Gütermann; Font: Calibri; Adhesive: 3M and Therm O Web.

BLUE, GREEN, PINK, AND YELLOW.

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ADD TEXTURE TO YOUR SUMMER COLORS You can’t think of summer without thinking of the wood of a picnic table, a slippery playground slide, or the lightweight clothing in bright and happy colors that go along with the season. You may be surprised at how easy it is to bring your summer stories deeper meaning using these textures. For instance, echo the carefree clothing of summer on your neighborhood party layouts with a bit of cotton fabric. Give cotton a try with one of our summer color combos, like the vintage summer palette shown here. You’ll love how this texture brings summer to life.

Slip ’n Slide by Davinie Fiero. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts and Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Crate Paper, and October Afternoon; Stickers: American Crafts and Jenni Bowlin Studio; Buttons: Doodlebug Design; Punches: EK Success and Fiskars Americas; Other: Adhesive, fabric, font, staples, and thread.

CREAM, GREEN, KRAFT, RED, AND YELLOW.

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SUMMER MOTIFS AND PATTERNS GIVE YOUR LAYOUT INSTANT SEASONAL APPEAL with a summery print, shape, or image. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to add summer patterns and motifs to your layouts, and you can do it using supplies you already have on hand.

STARS To your family, summertime may mean honoring your country’s flag or it may mean the chance to break free from the cares of everyday life and sleep under the stars. Either way, accents and paper featuring this shape is your summer solution when you want to create a page that celebrates freedom in any of its forms.

Liberty by Kari Ann Sweeney. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper Co., My Mind’s Eye, October Afternoon, and Studio Calico; Stickers: October Afternoon; Chipboard: BasicGrey; Brads: American Crafts; Baker’s twine: The Twinery; Rhinestones: Kaisercraft; Adhesive: 3M; Other: Pen, rub-ons, stickers, and thread.

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What Fear? by Cindy Tobey. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs and KI Memories; Transparency: Fancy Pants Designs; Stickers: American Crafts, Fancy Pants Designs, and Jenni Bowlin Studio; Ribbon: Fancy Pants Designs and Mrs. Grossman’s; Die cut: Doodlebug Design; Ticket: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Clip: Making Memories; Paint: Pebbles; Ink: Clearsnap; Pen: Sakura; Font: Arial Narrow; Adhesive: 3M, Glue Dots International, and Tombow; Other: Thread.

SUNSHINE Sun motifs are a quick, visual reminder of the long days filled with good times. And with all the unique ways you can create sunshine rays, from punched paper strips to spray ink (see page 81), you’re sure to find one that fits your style.

SCALLOPS AND ZIGZAGS Scallop and zigzag designs bring to mind the waves lapping at the shore and the rickrack on a sundress. Look to these patterns or create your own using decorative-edge scissors when you want to add a subtle touch of summer to your layout. 76 creatingkeepsakes.com

Summer by Lisa Dickinson for Lily Bee Design. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper and stickers: Lily Bee Design; Die-cutting machine: Silhouette America; Spray ink: Studio Calico; Tag: DMD Industries; Baker's twine: Coats & Clark; Punches: Creative Memories and EK Success; Pen: Creative Memories; Adhesive: Creative Memories and Tombow; Other: Button and thread.


SUMMER TITLES AND JOURNALING SAVOR YOUR SEASONAL SCRAPBOOKING using titles and journaling ideas that put you in a summertime frame of mind. With titles and prompts on topics such as vacation traditions and favorite activities, you may just find yourself taking a trip down memory lane and scrapbooking summer stories from years ago.

10 JOYFUL SUMMER LAYOUT TITLES Introduce your family’s adventures using one of our fun-filled summer and vacation titles. Š Celebrate Sunshine

Š Happy Camper

Š Everything Summer

Š When in Rome

Š You Make the Sun Shine

Š All American

Š The Sweet Taste of Summer

Š Stay-cation

Š Catch a Wave

Š Front Porch Livin’

Catch a Wave by Amber Packer. Supplies: Patterned paper, brads, and stickers: My Mind’s Eye; Other: Adhesive, burlap, pen, and thread.

TITLE IN ACTION Encourage your viewer to smile and relax with you by giving your layout a surf-inspired title like Catch a Wave. Whether you prefer jet skis or Slip ’n Slides, playing in the water is about more than getting wet—it’s about living it up in the summertime!

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Summer Journaling Made Easy Dive into journaling with one of these sweet prompts, our vacation-inspired quiz, and adventurous quotes, just right for capturing the details of your summer stories. Not only will they spark your imagination, they’ll also make journaling easy enough that you’ll have plenty of time to play with your kids at the pool.

IDEAS TO GET YOU WRITING

JOURNALING IN ACTION

Boost your creativity and give shape to your summer stories using these simple ideas.

Document the details of your family vacation by creating a travel-inspired timeline—a detailed itinerary of your trip, including fun facts from the vacation that you might otherwise forget.

1. Journal about a trip in itinerary form to capture all the details.

2. Create a list of favorite summer activities. 3. Describe what you find great about the

We Were Here by Amanda Probst. Supplies: Stickers and rub-ons: American Crafts; Stamps: Hero Arts; Ink: Close to My Heart and Stampin’ Up!; Photo corners: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Chipboard: Maya Road; Paint: Ranger Industries; Pens: American Crafts and Bic; Fonts: Century Schoolbook, Haettenschweiler, and Tahoma; Other: Cardstock and maps.

great outdoors.

VACATION QUIZ

QUOTES

Craft your travel memoirs in minutes using this quick quiz.

Give yourself time to relax by using one of these journaling-ready quotes on your layout.

1. Do you have a traditional vacation spot or activity? What makes it special?

2. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

3. What was your favorite childhood family vacation? 4. Do you prefer road trips or air travel? Why?

“Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.” – SAM KEEN

“There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – JAWAHARIAL NEHRU

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SUMMER PAGE ELEMENTS MAKE A SPLASH IN YOUR ALBUM and completely customize the look of your page by incorporating handmade touches on your summer layouts. With one of these fabulous DIY ideas, your summer and travel stories will stand out from those from previous years. A definite bonus if you tend to do the same activities each summer!

Fun in the Sun by Stacy Cohen. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts and Die Cuts with a View; Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; Stickers: American Crafts and October Afternoon; Die cut: Bazzill Basics Paper; Rhinestones: Darice; Journaling spot: Elle’s Studio; Embroidery floss: DMC; Punches: EK Success and Marvy Uchida; Font: Arial; Adhesive: Beacon Adhesives, EK Success, and Tombow; Other: Clothespins and kite string.

SUNSHINE BORDER Create a layout that glows using this clever, sunshine-inspired border idea. Punch small squares from glittered yellow or gold cardstock, and then adhere the squares at an angle around the edge of your layout, creating a zigzag effect. Finish off your golden border with stitching and rhinestones.

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SHIMMERING FISH ACCENTS Support your story about your favorite little fish using fish stamps, an inkpad, and some shimmering paint. The shimmering details add a glimmer of realism to your fish, as though the sun was hitting its scales through the water. Summer Soaked by Kim Hughes for Paper Smooches. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper Co., My Little Shoebox, LLC, and October Afternoon; Stamps: Paper Smooches; Ink: Close to My Heart and Stampin’ Up!; Paint: Creative Imaginations; Brads: American Crafts and Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker; Die-cutting machine and die: Spellbinders; Baker’s twine: The Twinery; Rhinestones: Zva Creative; Pen: Sakura; Adhesive: GlueArts.

How to Create A SHIMMERING FISH ACCENT

1. Stamp image using ink with similar color to shimmery paint.

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2. Paint stamped image using shimmery paint.

3. Apply extra paint to add depth to fish’s edges.


MISTED SUNSHINE BACKGROUND Pair a graphic sunshine template with the soft look of spray ink for a summery background that can’t be beat. The cool play on structure and texture emphasizes the contrast between summer’s relaxing days and the season’s action-filled moments. Summer Fun by Laina Lamb. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: American Crafts, K&Company, Kaisercraft, KI Memories, Sassafras, and We R Memory Keepers; Transparency: Avery; Stickers: K&Company and Sassafras; Spray ink: Tattered Angels; Die-cutting machine: Provo Craft; Font: Century Gothic; Adhesive: 3M and Plaid Enterprises; Other: Brad. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe and Craft Edge.

How to Mist

Free download! Download our free background template at creatingkeepsakes.com.

A SUNSHINE BACKGROUND

1. Die cut shape from cardstock; remove inside pieces, leaving negative space as template.

2. Position die-cut template over cardstock; lightly spritz openings using spray ink. Let dry.

3. Cut patterned paper pieces to fit inside unsprayed portions of page. Adhere.

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TROPICAL ISLAND TITLE Create your own tropical paradise setting for your layout’s title by constructing a simple scene to mat your title on. It’s a gorgeous way to draw attention to your title and accent your layout at the same time.

Relax by Kim Watson. Supplies: Cardstock and badges: American Crafts; Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Cosmo Cricket, and Fancy Pants Designs; Buttons, filter paper, and transparency: Fancy Pants Designs; Stickers: American Crafts and Fancy Pants Designs; Chipboard: Maya Road; Stamp: Studio Calico; Ink: Clearsnap; Spray ink: Studio Calico and Tattered Angels; Paint: Ranger Industries; Font: Script 12; Adhesive: Elmer’s; Other: Thread. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Action: Totally Rad Actions.

How to Create A TROPICAL ISLAND TITLE

1. Spritz filter paper using two shades of blue spray ink.

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2. Paint chipboard sun. Embellish with button. Adhere to accent.

3. Adhere label to accent. Add letter stickers.

4. Embellish palm tree transparency using buttons, and adhere to layout.


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

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

How to Paint A MAP BACKGROUND

1. Apply blue and yellow pigment to map.

2. Blend edges of yellow and blue pigment using sponge.

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

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SCRAPBOOK

SUMMER USING EVERYDAY SUPPLIES PULL OUT YOUR PRODUCT STASH AND WHAT DO YOU SEE? If you see a lot of nonseasonal scrapbooking goodies and you want to use them on your summer layouts, have we got a treat for you! Here, you’ll discover concepts for creating summery layouts and adding a special touch to travel layouts using supplies you already have. Give one of these ideas a try on your next layout.

RE-CREATE A SETTING ON YOUR LAYOUT Look through your stash for colors and patterns that can help you re-create the look of a place you visited during the summer. For example, re-create a day at the beach using wavy scallops, sand-colored cardstock, and patterned paper in a variety of blue shades. You Shin Shine Today by Nicole Martel. Supplies: Patterned paper: GCD Studios and Pink Paislee; Brad B and die cuts: Pink Paislee; Stickers: EEpiphany Crafts, GCD Studios, Sassafras, and SRM Stickers; Rhinestones: Sassafras Cosmo C Cricket; Paint and spray ink: Tattered Angels; B Baker’s twine: Studio Calico; Punches: Creative Memories, Epiphany Crafts, an and Martha Stewart Crafts; Adhesive and pen: C Creative Memories.

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SCRAPBOOK TRAVEL LAYOUTS USING VINTAGE SUPPLIES Photos taken on a trip to an amusement park, such as Disney World, look exotic and elegant when paired with vintage designs, such as filigree and postcard prints. Seamlessly blend your vacation photos with these designs by selecting close-up portraits of your family that crop out distracting backgrounds or adding a vintage touch to your photo first using a Photoshop action. Epcot by Ranjini Malhotra for 7gypsies. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper, charms, chipboard, rub-ons, stickers, and tissue paper: 7gypsies; Baker’s twine: Martha Stewart Crafts; Punches: EK Success and Martha Stewart Crafts; Die-cutting machine and dies: Spellbinders; Paint: Delta Creative, Plaid Enterprises, and Making Memories; Rhinestones: Hobby Lobby; Font: Mrs. Eaves; Adhesive: American Crafts and Therm O Web.

He’s a Jumper by Pam Callaghan. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket; Stickers: BoBunny Press, Creative Imaginations, and Doodlebug Design; Rub-ons: Die Cuts with a View; Pen: Sakura; Font: Tall Films; Other: Adhesive.

LOOK FOR STORY-ENHANCING MOTIFS IN YOUR STASH Add a fun touch to your summertime layout by selecting products featuring motifs that aren’t necessarily summer themed, but work for your story. For example, call attention to your son’s constant movement using gear icons. It’s a simple, fresh way to show that he’s always on the go. Scrapbooking Ideas for Every Season 85


Family Fireworks by Kim Jackson. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: American Crafts, Lily Bee Design, My Mind’s Eye, Sassafras, and Teresa Collins Designs; Chipboard: Maya Road; Stickers: American Crafts and Close to My Heart; Ink: Papertrey Ink; Dimensional glaze: Ranger Industries; Die-cutting machine and die: Sizzix; Journaling spots: K&Company; Pen: Mitsubishi Pen Co.; Adhesive: American Crafts and Therm O Web. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Action: Maggie Holmes Photography.

CREATE VINTAGE CHIPBOARD USING INK AND GLITTER With plain chipboard shapes, you have a blank canvas for summer color at your fingertips. Cover or back your chipboard using a classic patterned paper design. Then, create a summery, retro finish by inking your chipboard’s edges using tea dye, and then muting the paper’s color using matte glaze. Finish the look by applying a thin line of firework-inspired glitter glue around the edges of your chipboard.

Create Your Own SUMMERY, VINTAGE CHIPBOARD ACCENTS USING THE FOLLOWING EQUATION:

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AUTUMN

ILLUSTRATION BY BRONZE SWALLOW

Showcase your family’s memories in style using these inspiring fall ideas. Between back-to-school shopping and the start of the holiday season, autumn is filled with family milestones and moments worth remembering and scrapbooking. But it’s also a busy time of year, and you want to make the most of every second you have with your family. That’s where the ideas on the following pages come in handy. With these inspiring layouts, tips, tricks, and jump starts, you’ll have your fall scrapbooking done in a jiffy. Just think of all that found time you can spend playing with your kids in the autumn leaves! Turn the page to get started.

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AUTUMN IDEA GALLERY THE COOL FALL AIR and the falling leaves mark the beginning of another school year and the winding down of the calendar year. It’s also the start of a season filled with colorful, meaningful scrapbooking opportunities. Here, you’ll be inspired to scrapbook everything from the making of Halloween costumes to shared family traits in honor of Thanksgiving.

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Storytelling Tip With the year soon coming to an end, autumn is a season of reflection. Use your next Thanksgiving layout to reflect about the things you’ll always remember about this year and what made it special. In doing so, you’ll create a layout that will become a family heirloom.

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Opportunity by Suzy Plantamura. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Lily Bee Design; Envelopes and journaling spots: K&Company; Stickers: Bella Blvd, Crate Paper, Little Yellow Bicycle, and October Afternoon; Buttons and die cuts: My Mind’s Eye and Sassafras; Rub-on: Fancy Pants Designs; Brads: American Crafts and Pebbles; Pin: Jillibean Soup; Clip: Provo Craft; Marker: EK Success; Adhesive: American Crafts and Glue Dots International.


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Budget Tip Accent your layout using custom title pieces and accents created using free clipart downloaded from the Internet and printed on patterned paper from your stash. For a back-to-school layout, look for backpack, pencil, and apple designs. Whether you’re scrapbooking about going back to school or jumping in the leaves, finding clipart for your layouts is as easy as A, B, C. Back 2 School by Lynn Ghahary. Supplies: Patterned paper and chipboard: BasicGrey; Punches: EK Success, Marvy Uchida, and Stampin’ Up!; Embroidery floss: DMC; Thread: Coats & Clark; Pens: American Crafts and Copic; Adhesive: EK Success and Plaid Enterprises. Digital Supplies: Clip art: Abcteach.com and schoolbellart.com; Font: Rough Typewriter.

Fabulous Family Moments by Joey Manwarren. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Patterned paper, die cuts, flowers, frames, stamps, and word art: Katie Pertiet; Stitching: Anna Aspnes; Torn edges: Lynn Grieveson; Font: CK Marissa.

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Incorporate the weathered look and feel of fall leaves into your layouts by taking advantage of digital designs with rustic texture built in. Digital jute, worn cardstock, and distressed alphabets work well to create this look. Scrapbooking Ideas for Every Season 89


Fall 2010 by Jodi Sanford for Fancy Pants Designs. Supplies: Patterned paper, buttons, journaling spots, ribbon, and stickers: Fancy Pants Designs; Punch: Fiskars Americas; Pen: American Crafts; Other: Adhesive and embroidery floss.

How to Pick the Perfect Apple by Jill Cornell. Photos by Glenn Cornell (bottom row). Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket, Jillibean Soup, and Studio Calico; Flashcard: K&Company; Stickers: American Crafts, BasicGrey, and Jenni Bowlin Studio; Baker’s twine: Martha Stewart Crafts; Thread: Coats & Clark; Ink: Tsukineko; Punch: EK Success; Adhesive: Glue Dots International and Tombow; Other: Patterned paper and pen.

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allow, divide your journaling across several overlapping journaling spots. Arrange the spots on your layout vertically, so they mimic falling leaves.

apple picking and reinforces the idea of the season as a whole. Shake up an autumn layout by using seasonal accents that don’t necessarily have to do with your story!


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Storytelling Tip With the holidays approaching, thoughts turn to family. Celebrate your family by creating a layout about one or more family members, and the ways you are similar to them. Clothing preferences or tastes in music offer lighthearted ways to document this look at your family, while serious scrapbook-worthy subjects include challenges youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve both faced or your similar way of looking at the world.

Genetic by Stephanie Howell. Supplies: Patterned paper: BasicGrey, BoBunny Press, and Studio Calico; Stickers: BasicGrey; Die cuts: Jillibean Soup; Rub-ons: BoBunny Press; Brads: My Mindâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Eye; Felt: American Crafts; Punch: EK Success; Pens: American Crafts and Newell Rubbermaid; Other: Adhesive.

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Rolling with the Tide by Gretchen McElveen. Photo by Justin O’Neal (top left). Supplies: Cardstock: Die Cuts with a View; Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Bella Blvd, and My Mind’s Eye; Stickers: KI Memories; Iron-ons: Hobby Lobby; Brads: American Crafts and Doodlebug Design; Die-cutting machines and dies: QuicKutz and Sizzix; Punch: Creative Memories; Ink: Tsukineko; Adhesive: GlueArts and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

The Making of 3 Cowboys by Amanda Probst. Supplies: Ink: Clearsnap; Punch: Fiskars Americas; Pen: American Crafts; Fonts: Bleeding Cowboys, Giddyup Std, and Rockwell; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Other: Cardstock and stamp.

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Pull the look of a letterman’s sweater into your football layout using themed iron-on badges, available at fabric stores. If football isn’t your sport, try this idea on any school-themed layout—letters are awarded for academics, theater, and music too!

Journaling Tip Journal about the search for the perfect Halloween costume in timeline format, so that your kids will be able to easily see the time you put into making their ghoulish holiday memorable. A timeline would also work well for a back-to-school shopping layout.


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Design Tip For a fall layout that is as textured and colorful as a pile of leaves, think in layers. Create a background of multiple patterned paper designs and punched edges. Once your background is complete, add your photos. Finally, tuck your journaling into a pocket so it also adds to the layered look. Fab Foliage by Amy Heller. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Crate Paper, and Sassafras; Stickers: American Crafts, Crate Paper, and Sassafras; Brads, buttons, and journaling spots: Crate Paper; Tag: Avery; Ribbon: Berwick Offray; Decorative tape: 7gypsies; Twine: May Arts; Thread: Coats & Clark; Punches: EK Success and Fiskars Americas; Font: Calibri; Adhesive: 3M and Therm O Web.

Love You by Laura Vegas. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts and Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Making Memories; Ribbon: American Crafts; Stickers: Doodlebug Design and Making Memories; String: Coats & Clark; Font: Old Remington; Adhesive: EK Success, Glue Dots International, and Plaid Enterprises.

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AUTUMN PHOTO TRICKS HAVING A LIST of must-take photos by your side can help you document all of the back-toschool, sports, and holiday activities of your busy fall season. And you can ensure your photos look their best using our helpful solutions to your trickiest photography problems.

10 CAN’T-MISS AUTUMN PHOTOS Don’t miss capturing a second of the fall action with our quick list of must-take photos.

1. First-day-of-school outfits. 2. Piles of schoolbooks. 3. Leaves changing color. 4. Kids jumping into a pile of leaves. 5. Apple picking events. 6. Corn mazes.

7. Jack-o’-lanterns at night. 8. Family members preparing Thanksgiving food. 9. Baked pies. 10. The family at the Thanksgiving table.

MUST-TAKE PHOTO IN ACTION Capture your child’s mysterious journey through the corn maze by getting down low in order to see what she sees. Years from now, she’ll love looking back at how small she was compared to the maze. 94 creatingkeepsakes.com

Visit creatingkeepsakes.com to check out our month-by-month list of must-take photos.

Curious by Deena Wuest. Digital Supplies: Software: Adobe; Patterned paper: Andrea Victoria; Template: Cathy Zielske; Fonts: Avant Garde and Establo.


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After, ISO 800.

Solution #1

PHOTOS BY DEENA WUEST CAMERA SETTINGS DSLR: MODE: APERTURE PRIORITY (AV) | F-STOP: 5.6 | SHUTTER SPEED: 1/250 SEC. | ISO: 800. POINT-AND-SHOOT: LOW LIGHT OR NIGHT SETTINGS.

Capture memories in low-light settings by using a high ISO. Getting great low-light photos can be as easy as changing your ISO setting: the higher the ISO, the more clearly you’ll be able to see your subject in low-light conditions. This is because your ISO setting controls how sensitive your camera’s sensor is to the light that’s hitting it through the lens. The higher the number, the more sensitive the sensor is, and the lower your surrounding light can be.

Solution #2 Reduce noise in your low-light photos using noise reduction software. In low-light situations, when you crank up your ISO (camera’s sensitivity), there’s a chance that your photo will have little flecks of white and gray throughout—in other words, noise. Get rid of this pesky problem using noise reduction software! Try Noiseware (available at imagenomic.com/nwsa.aspx), a free software program for Windows that can reduce or remove the grainy look from your photos.

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PHOTO BY DANICA JACKSON CAMERA SETTINGS DSLR: MODE: MANUAL (M) | F-STOP: 6.3 | SHUTTER SPEED: 1/60 SEC. | ISO: 100. POINT-AND-SHOOT: LANDSCAPE SETTING.

Capture autumn’s texture by looking for contrasting backdrops.

Solution #3 Take fabulous fall foliage photos using these quick tricks. Š Look for surfaces and backgrounds where the leaves CONTRAST WITH OTHER TEXTURES, such as brick or metal. Š VARY YOUR ANGLE. Aim up and capture glints of sunlight and blue sky through the branches. Š THINK SMALL. Get in close to see the details in a leaf’s texture.

Solution #4 Simple tricks for creating an emotion-filled first-day-of-school portrait. Show how big your child feels on his or her first day of school by getting down low (lower than he or she is), zooming in close, and photographing him or her from an upward angle. This simple positioning trick makes your child look taller than he or she actually is, and results in a photo that may choke you up a little as you realize how quickly time is passing. 96 creatingkeepsakes.com

Look up to capture a sweet portrait of your child.

PHOTO BY CANDICE STRINGHAM CAMERA SETTINGS DSLR: MODE: APERTURE PRIORITY (AV) | F-STOP: 2.8 | SHUTTER SPEED: 1/160 SEC. | ISO: 400. POINT-AND-SHOOT: PORTRAIT SETTING.


AUTUMN COLORS CAPTURE THE COLORS OF THE SEASON using the inspiring color palettes you’ll find on the next few pages. With beautiful combinations to make your photos pop— and some unexpected color treats along the way—your autumn scrapbook pages will look stunning in your album.

What I See by Layle Koncar. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper and stickers: BasicGrey; Wood veneer: Studio Calico; Stamp: Plaid Enterprises; Ink: Ranger Industries; Flower: Maya Road; Spray ink: Tattered Angels; Other: Adhesive, chipboard, and pen.

SUMMER'S END COLOR COMBO Add the warmth of those final summer days to your autumn layouts with a stunning color palette that mixes fall’s brown, gold, and plum with a tropical magenta. See another layout featuring this color combination on page 91. KRAFT, MAGENTA, ORANGE, PLUM, AND YELLOW.

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BOLD + BLACK COLOR COMBO Showcase your colorful fall photos to their fullest using a bold foundation of black and bright pops of nature-inspired blue, red, and yellow. End of a Very Colorful Chapter by Emily Pitts. Supplies: Patterned paper: October Afternoon and Studio Calico; Stickers: Cosmo Cricket and Studio Calico; Punch: EK Success; Pen: Newell Rubbermaid; Adhesive: 3M and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Other: Cardstock.

BLACK, SKY BLUE, BROWN, RED, AND YELLOW.

FRESH START COLOR COMBO Use a high-contrast, dramatic color combination like this one to pull your viewer into the excitement a child feels on the ďŹ rst day of school. 1, 2, 3 by Mou Saha. Supplies: Cardstock: Michaels; Patterned paper and book paper: Glitz Design; Stickers: 7gypsies, Glitz Design, and Jenni Bowlin Studio; Stamp: Just for Fun Stamps; Ink: Ranger Industries; Punches: Martha Stewart Crafts and Marvy Uchida; Colored pencils and pen: Faber-Castell; Adhesive: 3M.

BLACK, HUNTER GREEN, KELLY GREEN, LIME GREEN, RED, AND YELLOW.

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A Perfect Backdrop by Ann-Marie Morris for American Crafts. Photos by John Espinoza. Supplies: Patterned paper, adhesive, brads, die cuts, journaling spot, paper clip, pen, and stickers: American Crafts; Staples: Staedtler; Thread: Jo-Ann Stores.

NATURE WALK COLOR COMBO Emphasize the surprises found in natureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s own color palette during this time of year using bursts of green and yellow surrounded by earth tones. Like a walk through the woods can brighten your day, this leaf- and sky-inspired palette will brighten your album! SKY BLUE, LIME GREEN, ORANGE, RUST, AND YELLOW.

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Autumn Recreation by Stacey Michaud. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Bella Blvd and Crate Paper; Stickers: American Crafts and Crate Paper; Baker’s twine and jjournaling spot: Pink Paislee; Font: Marker Felt Thin-Plain; Adhesive: Therm O Web and Tombow; Other: Burlap.

ADD TEXTURE TO YOUR AUTUMN COLORS Autumn textures are about getting back to your roots with natural or functional textures, such as burlap. Burlap brings to mind the feel of a potato or grain sack, and puts us in touch with our agricultural legacy. What could be more fitting for the harvest season? Pairing burlap with one of the color palettes in this section, like the outdoorsy palette shown on the layout here, makes for a fall page your kids will want to touch and look at over and over. Give it a try on your next fall layout!

BROWN, OLIVE GREEN, RED, TAN, TEAL, AND MUSTARD YELLOW.

AUTUMN TEXTURES TO TRY Create a natural look for your layout using these autumnal textures inspired by the harvest, crisp leaves, and lace tablecloths at family gatherings: Š

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AUTUMN MOTIFS AND PATTERNS TAKE A LOOK at these fun fall motifs that take you beyond leaves. With apples, wood grain, and plaid, your pages will take on the feel of autumn in a snap.

PLAID Not only will this pattern remind you of school days, it will also bring to mind your favorite fall ďŹ&#x201A;annel pajamas or shirt. Try plaid patterned accents and paper on layouts about working around the house or getting ready for winter to create a cozy feel to your story.

Just a Bit Apple Crazy by Kelly Goree for BasicGrey. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper, brads, chipboard, and stickers: BasicGrey; Die-cutting machine: Silhouette America; Punches: Fiskars Americas and Martha Stewart Crafts; Fonts: Century Gothic and Cursive Standard; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Other: Thread and twine.

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APPLES With apple picking in full swing and school in session, apples are iconic motifs for autumn. Incorporate different sizes and designs of apples on a single layout to give your album a generous helping of harvest-time warmth. Back to School by Lisa VanderVeen. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: BasicGrey, October Afternoon, and Studio Calico; Stickers: Jillibean Soup, Making Memories, and October Afternoon; Button: My Mind’s Eye; Brad: BasicGrey; Rhinestones: Queen & Co.; Punches: Fiskars Americas; Pen: Sakura; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Other: Baker’s twine.

WOOD GRAIN Bring the first hearth fire of autumn and a homey vibe to your layout using wood grain patterns. With wood grain prints available in a wide range of colors, you’ll be able to easily jazz up both school layouts and Thanksgiving layouts with a touch of down-to-earth design. Pumpkins by Lisa Truesdell. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Studio Calico; Envelope: Maya Road; Flowers: Sassafras; Pearls: Prima; Chipboard: Cosmo Cricket; Other: Adhesive, flowers, pen, spray ink, and thread.

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AUTUMN TITLES AND JOURNALING HARVEST YOUR PHOTOS and get ready to scrapbook your family’s fall stories with these fantastic layout titles and journaling solutions. From silly to sentimental, with topics ranging from back to school to Thanksgiving, you’re sure to find the words that fit the fall memory you want to share.

10 CLEVER AUTUMN LAYOUT TITLES Invite your reader to dive into your leaf-filled story with one of these playful titles. Š Leaf Jumpers Forever!

Š My Pumpkin

Š The Good Old Days

Š Witchful Thinking

Š Bookworm

Š Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

Š Be True to Your School

Š Candy Land

Š {School name or mascot} Pride

Š Let Us Give Thanks

Witchful Thinking by Summer Fullerton. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Bella Blvd, Graphic 45, and Jillibean Soup; Die cuts: Jillibean Soup; Stickers: Sassafras; Buttons: Creativity Inc. and Jillibean Soup; Brads: BasicGrey and K&Company; Embroidery floss: DMC; Fonts: Headline Two and Typenoksidi; Adhesive: EK Success.

TITLE IN ACTION Whether your child wants to be a witch, an astronaut, or a fairy princess, a whimsical title, like Witchful Thinking, can evoke the fantastical nature of Halloween at a glance. Give it a try on your next costume party or school Halloween parade layout.

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Autumn Journaling Made Easy Finding the words to express the nostalgia that comes over most of us during the fall—the excitement of going back to school and the anticipation of the holidays—is easy when you reach for one of the journaling prompts, quiz questions, and inspiring quotes below.

IDEAS TO GET YOU WRITING Jump-start your creativity with these autumn-inspired journaling prompts.

1. Conduct a back-to-school interview with your child.

2. Create a list of traits you are thankful for in a family member.

3. Ask your child to tell you a scary story or try telling one yourself from memory.

JOURNALING IN ACTION By conducting a back-to-school interview with your child, you create a sense of importance around the new school year—a detail your child will remember through the years. Each year, conduct the same interview and have fun sitting with your child and reviewing his or her answers to see how they changed. First Day Q&A by Pam Callaghan. Supplies: Cardstock: Anna Griffin and Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Anna Griffin and ANW Crestwood; Stickers: Anna Griffin, BoBunny Press, and Fancy Pants Designs; Fonts: Librarian and Times New Roman; Adhesive: EK Success.

LIFELONG LEARNING QUIZ

QUOTES

Capture your love of learning on your page, no matter your age, using this quiz.

Enhance your thoughts by using one of these heartwarming quotations on your layout.

1. What’s the most essential thing you’ve learned in life

“We spend our school days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days.”

so far?

2. What school subjects did you like best when you were a child?

3. What is something you want to learn in the upcoming year?

4. What is something you never thought you’d learn to do?

– ISABEL WAXMAN

“Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.” – ANTHONY BRANDT

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AUTUMN PAGE ELEMENTS Re-create the feeling of a cool fall day on your layout using accents that you make yourself. In addition to adding a homespun touch to all of your layouts, these handmade accent ideas can be completed whether you have five minutes to spare or fifteen!

Home Field Advantage by Lexi Bridges. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: American Crafts, Crate Paper, My Mind’s Eye, October Afternoon, and Studio Calico; Die cuts: Studio Calico; Stickers: American Crafts, Crate Paper, and My Mind’s Eye; Spray ink: October Afternoon; Baker’s twine: Whisker Graphics; Buttons: Crate Paper and My Mind’s Eye; Decorative tape: Chronicle Books; Punches: Fiskars Americas; Adhesive: GlueArts and Tombow; Other: Thread and typewriter.

QUICK BASEBALL ACCENT Hit a home run with this quick and easy idea that your kids can do too: create a textured baseball accent using a circle punch and baker’s twine. Just punch out a white cardstock circle, and use four bits of red and white baker’s twine to create the look of a baseball’s stitches.

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PATTERNED LEAF ACCENTS Create your own interestingly patterned leaves using this easy stamping technique, and then arrange your leaves on your layout as if they were being thrown in the air. By stamping on your cardstock before punching out your leaves, you add just enough color to the leaves to help them complement your photo without being distracting. Fall! by Kelly Purkey. Supplies: Cardstock and pen: American Crafts; Patterned paper: American Crafts, Hambly Screen Prints, and Studio Calico; Fabric: Studio Calico; Stickers: BasicGrey and Studio Calico; Stamps: Hero Arts; Ink: Stampinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Up!; Punches: Fiskars Americas; Other: Adhesive.

How to Create PATTERNED LEAVES

1. Stamp designs on kraft paper.

2. Punch or die cut paper into leaf shapes.

3. Adhere to layout using dimensional adhesive on some of the leaves.

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BUTTON LEAF ACCENT Add texture and an extra burst of fall color by topping a cardstock leaf with a variety of buttons. You’ll find that creating accents like these is a quick way to use the buttons in your stash.

Fall in St. George by Suzy Plantamura. Supplies: Patterned paper: Crate Paper and Studio Calico; Stickers: American Crafts, Crate Paper, KI Memories, and Webster’s Pages; Rub-ons: Fancy Pants Designs; Die cuts: Jillibean Soup; Spray ink: Studio Calico; Felt, frame, and transparency: Little Yellow Bicycle; Baker’s twine and journaling spot: My Mind’s Eye; Buttons: Crate Paper and My Mind’s Eye; Ink: Clearsnap; Chipboard: Maya Road; Pen: Zig; Adhesive: 3M, American Crafts, and Glue Dots International; Other: Stickers.

How to Create A BUTTON LEAF

1. Punch or cut leaf from patterned paper.

2. Color leaf using spray ink, and ink edges using inkpad.

3. Bend edges of leaf, and adhere buttons to center of leaf.

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SUNFLOWER ACCENT Make your layout bloom with this luxurious sunflower. This accent may take extra time to make, but the awe-inspiring results are well worth the effort! Bloom by Kara Ward. Supplies: Cardstock: Hobby Lobby; Patterned paper: K&Company; Ink: Inkadinkado; Jute: Darice; Embroidery floss: DMC; Thread: Gütermann; Pen: EK Success; Adhesive: Adhesive Technologies, Inc. and EK Success; Other: Buttons, canvas, fabric, and ribbon.

How to Create

For a more detailed look at how to create this intricate design, visit creatingkeepsakes.com.

A SUNFLOWER

1. Cut canvas flower and stitch center, pulling thread to gather slightly.

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2. Cut eight fabric petals, and stitch to center of canvas flower.

3. Coil punched patterned paper strip, bend top of coiled paper outward, and adhere to flower center.

4. Thread button, and adhere to flower center.


PUMPKIN PHOTO AND JOURNALING FRAMES Infuse your spooky Halloween layout with a touch of whimsy and put the focus on your photos using clever pumpkin-shaped frames. The frames also provide space for your journaling!

Pumpkin Thief by Shelley Aldrich. Supplies: Cardstock and stamp: EK Success; Patterned paper: BasicGrey; Paint: Chroma Inc.; Die: Papertrey Ink; Colored pencils: Sanford; Ink: Tsukineko; Adhesive: Therm O Web; Other: Die-cutting machine, decorative tape, muslin, pen, and thread.

How to Create PUMPKIN PHOTO AND JOURNALING FRAMES

1. Cut circle and stem from white cardstock. 2. Cut hole in circle using craft knife to

3. Decorate frame and add journaling.

create frame. Adhere stem to frame.

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SCRAPBOOK

AUTUMN USING EVERYDAY SUPPLIES WHETHER YOUR STYLE IS CLEAN AND SIMPLE OR WHIMSICAL, you can create layouts with a seasonal vibe using the products you have in your scrapbooking stash. Just take a look at the layouts on the following pages that were created using everyday products (and a few art mediums), then make these ideas your own!

COMBINE PRODUCTS WITH STYLE By combining certain colors and patterns in your product stash, you can create a themed, seasonal layout without using a single themed paper or sticker. Go for a look that complements your layout theme, such as a gothic look for a sophisticated take on Halloween, and then pull lace, damask prints, and black paper from your stash to help you create that atmosphere on your layout. 110 creatingkeepsakes.com

Spooky by Jen Jockisch. Supplies: Patterned paper: Die Cuts with a View and GCD Studios; Chipboard and stickers: American Crafts; Ribbon and tag: Making Memories; Die cut: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Doilies and pins: Little Yellow Bicycle; Flowers: Prima; Buttons: Bazzill Basics Paper; Staples: Advantus; Punches: Fiskars Americas and Martha Stewart Crafts; Adhesive: 3M and American Crafts; Other: Patterned paper.


Celebrate Fall by Shelly Jaquet. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket, Jillibean Soup, My Mind’s Eye, and Sassafras; Stickers: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Brads: My Mind’s Eye; Envelopes: Maya Road; Stamp: Technique Tuesday; Ink: Tsukineko; Font: Bohemian Typewriter; Adhesive: American Crafts and EK Success; Other: Die-cutting machine and die.

Oct ’06 by Maggie Holmes. Supplies: Cardstock: Wausau Paper; Patterned paper: Jenni Bowlin Studio, Sassafras, and Studio Calico; Stickers: American Crafts, Making Memories, and Sassafras; Fabric: Studio Calico; Rhinestones: Me & My Big Ideas; Decorative-edge scissors: Fiskars Americas; Buttons: Making Memories; Pen: American Crafts; Adhesive: Kokuyo and Therm O Web.

CUT PAPER INTO SEASONAL SHAPES Create the look of autumn using nonseasonal patterned paper—just hand cut, die cut, or punch seasonal motifs such as leaves or apples from the paper. The shape will give your stash instant seasonal pizzazz.

SELECT BOLD COLORS With the rich colors found in nature this time of year, it’s easy to bring that boldness onto your layout by selecting products in bright, primary hues. The primary colors will emphasize your family’s fun-loving nature and create a back-to-school vibe on your layout. Scrapbooking Ideas for Every Season 111


ALTER YOUR STICKERS USING WATERCOLORS Add a fall touch to your plain letter stickers by painting them using watercolors, a medium often used by artists to paint nature scenes. By bringing this medium to your title, you not only add an artistic air to your layout, you also add the natural color gradation found in changing leaves or a sunset. Whether your layout includes a country landscape or a bustling cityscape, you can introduce nature into your story. Nov 2010 in New York by Celine Navarro. Supplies: Patterned paper: American Crafts and Sassafras; Stickers: 7gypsies, American Crafts, and Studio Calico; Rub-ons and spray ink: Studio Calico; Die cuts: Pink Paislee; Flowers: Sassafras; Gesso and paint: Le Franc Bourgeois; Pens: American Crafts; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Other: Thread.

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Scrapbooking Your

YEAR Scrapbook the big picture using these clever year-in-review ideas.

ILLUSTRATION BY BRONZE SWALLOW

No matter what the season, scrapbooking helps you share your stories and preserve your memories for future generations. You may prefer to look at your life as a series of special moments, or you may like to see at a glance the big picture of where you’re going and where you’ve been. Most of us like a combination of both, as it’s the smaller moments and the details that make up that big picture, and it’s the big picture that puts everything into perspective. Here, you’ll find easy approaches for creating year-inreview layouts your family will turn to again and again.

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SIMPLE PHOTO SLEEVE SCRAPBOOKING Photo sleeves can help you quickly and neatly scrapbook an entire year’s worth of memories in an evening. Simply slip your standard size photos into the sleeves, leaving two pockets empty for your title and journaling. You’ll have a completed layout in a snap.

STEPPED-UP PHOTO SLEEVE SCRAPBOOKING Perhaps you love the idea of scrapbooking your year in photo sleeves, but want to jazz up your layout a bit more. Incorporate slim accents on cards that will easily slide into your photo sleeves. 114 creatingkeepsakes.com

2010 in Review by Becky Higgins. Supplies: Page protectors and journaling spots: Becky Higgins; Patterned paper: SEI; Stickers: American Crafts and Doodlebug Design; Punch: We R Memory Keepers; Other: Pen.

Destination 2009 by Summer Fullerton. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper, die cuts, and stickers: Jillibean Soup and October Afternoon; Felt: Creative Imaginations; Chipboard: Maya Road; Twine: Jillibean Soup; Paint: Making Memories; Buttons: Creativity Inc. and Jillibean Soup; Brads: BasicGrey; Punch: Stampin’ Up!; Embroidery floss: DMC; Fonts: Arial and Typenoksidi; Adhesive: Kokuyo and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Other: Staples.


QUICK MINI ALB ALBUMS Capture a snapshot of each month of the year by creating a cardstock mini album with mi minimal journaling and standard size photos. You can make this album in a jiffy! Make it even faster by purchasing a premade album wit with spaces for both photos and journaling. two photos of everyday moments from each month of By choosing only tw quickly put this album together and remember events the year, you can qu make it to the top of your â&#x20AC;&#x153;to scrapbookâ&#x20AC;? pile. that might not otherwise othe

365 Days, 24 Photos mini album by Linda Barber. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper and Hobby Lobby; Patterned paper and die cuts: Jillibean Soup; Stickers: Lily Bee Design; Twill tape: Technique Tuesday; Stamps: Lawn Fawn; Ink: Clearsnap; Other: Adhesive and font.

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PHOTO GRID SCRAPBOOKING Capture the story of your entire year by taking one photo for each month, and arrange them in a simple grid. This is a fantastic way to tell a particular story that unfolded over the course of a year or present a look at the way your family has changed.

PHOTO COLLAGE SCRAPBOOKING Focus on the images you’ve captured through the year by creating an eye-catching design. It’s easy! Pack the photos into your digital layout using a premade photo collage template that makes cropping a breeze, and, if you prefer traditional scrapbooking, simply print out your collage. 116 creatingkeepsakes.com

2010 Sisters in Review by Davinie Fiero for Crate Paper. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts and Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Crate Paper; Stickers: American Crafts, BasicGrey, and Crate Paper; Decorative-edge scissors: Michaels; Font: Calibri; Adhesive: Elmer’s and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Other: Thread.

It Was a Great Year by Lori Anderson. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Stickers: Anna Griffin and Making Memories; Rub-ons: American Crafts, Glitz Design, and KI Memories; Flowers: Sandylion; Brad: Die Cuts with a View; Fonts: Calibri, Pupcat, and You Are Loved; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Therm O Web, and Tombow.


One Supply, Four

SEASONS Add flair to any seasonal layout using these quick techniques.

ILLUSTRATION BY BRONZE SWALLOW

Stretch your scrapbooking supplies and your imagination with the season-by-season ideas you’ll find on the next few pages, each based on a single supply or tool. You’ll love how easy it is to capture the unique atmosphere of each season with just a few quick tricks using spray ink, twill tape, scallop border punches, and circle stamps. When you’re finished creating, put your stash neatly away with our simple seasonal organization solution—it’s a surefire way to help you scrapbook your seasons faster and more efficiently. Ready to get started on your seasonal scrapbooking? Let’s go!

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Supply SPRAY INK Create beautiful, misted looks for every season with this vibrant supply.

WINTER Spray a little holiday sparkle onto your layouts using shimmery spray ink. Give it a try with velvet stickers for a look thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s particularly festive. The inked velvet will glimmer on your layout! Holiday Sparkle by Suzy Plantamura. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Stickers: Little Yellow Bicycle, Making Memories, October Afternoon, Pink Paislee, and Stampendous!; Ribbon: KI Memories and Little Yellow Bicycle; Rhinestones: Me & My Big Ideas; Spray ink: Maya Road; Staples: Making Memories; Pen: Newell Rubbermaid; Adhesive: EK Success, Glue Dots International, and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Other: Sequins.

SPRING Applying a light coat of spray ink in multicolored, pastel stripes enables you to add a fresh touch to your layoutâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s background, like a rainbow after a storm. A Rainbow Connection by Megan Hoeppner. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper and stickers: Echo Park Paper Co.; Spray ink: October Afternoon, Studio Calico, and Tattered Angels; Pearls: Zva Creative; Buttons: Fancy Pants Designs; Die cut: Cosmo Cricket; Pen: Copic; Adhesive: Glue Dots International and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Other: Book paper and thread.

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SUMMER Make your layout’s title stand out by using a mask to help you create a clean image surrounded by mist, like the spray of water against rocks. Outline your image with stitching to help keep it distinct from the spray-filled background. Boys and Sand and Water by Lisa Truesdell for Studio Calico. Supplies: Patterned paper: Sassafras and Studio Calico; Flowers, mask, spray ink, and wood veneer: Studio Calico; Stickers: BasicGrey and Studio Calico; Pins: Maya Road; Rhinestones: Doodlebug Design; Baker’s twine: Whisker Graphics; Pen: Staedtler; Adhesive: American Crafts; Other: Decorative tape.

Best of Fall by Keshet Starr. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Crate Paper; Journaling spots: Elle’s Studio; Fabric, spray ink, and wood veneer: Studio Calico; Stickers: American Crafts and Bella Blvd; Flowers: Making Memories; Pen: American Crafts; Adhesive: Glue Dots International and Studio Calico; Other: Patterned paper.

AUTUMN Re-create the look of the woods in autumn by mixing fall-inspired spray ink colors on your layout’s background. The blend of colors will look like vivid fall trees as seen from a distance. Scrapbooking Ideas for Every Season 119


Supply TWILL TAPE Add texture to your layout using this cotton or polyester trim.

WINTER Cotton twill tape’s durable texture makes it an ideal base for heavier mediums, such as glass glitter. Create a sparkling frame for your winter pages by applying liquid adhesive and glitter to the twill. When the adhesive is dry, use your glittery twill tape to frame your photos or create a page border. Sled On Collision by Courtney Walsh. Supplies: Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; Spray ink: Studio Calico; Glitter: Martha Stewart Crafts; Stickers: Jillibean Soup and October Afternoon; Adhesive: Plaid Enterprises and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L; Other: Font and twill tape.

SPRING Add texture and sweetness to your springtime layouts by using colored twill tape to create flying butterfly accents. Color the twill tape yourself using a few spritzes of spray ink. Spring Perfect by Waleska Neris. Supplies: Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket, Crate Paper, and Sassafras; Stickers: American Crafts, Crate Paper, and Sassafras; Canvas: BasicGrey; Tag: Elle’s Studio; Spray ink: Studio Calico; Rhinestones: Kaisercraft; Buttons: Crate Paper; Twill tape: Wrights; Adhesive: 3M; Other: Pen and pins.

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SUMMER Enhance your summery patterned paper designs with pleated or folded strips of polyester twill tape. Because polyester twill tape is airier than cotton twill tape, it provides a texture reminiscent of a summer dress and creates a carefree feel on your layout. Good Day, Sunshine by Kim Jackson. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: American Crafts, Die Cuts with a View, and Echo Park Paper Co.; Stickers: Sassafras and Studio Calico; Die cut: Close to My Heart; Journaling spot: K&Company; Twill tape: Papertrey Ink and Wrights; Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts; Staples: Advantus; Pen: Mitsubishi Pen Co.; Adhesive: American Crafts and Tombow; Other: Patterned paper.

AUTUMN For autumn, opt for cotton twill tape, which provides a soft yet sturdy texture for harvesttime layouts. Mat your printed journaling on bits of twill tape to draw attention to your words without distracting from your story.

Thankful For . . . by Joannie McBride. Supplies: Patterned paper: Crate Paper, My Mind’s Eye, and Paper Trunk; Die cuts: Crate Paper and Paper Trunk; Tulle: Jillibean Soup; Buttons: Creativity Inc.; Stickers: Colorbök; Punch: EK Success; Brads: Crate Paper; Font: Georgia; Adhesive: Elmer’s, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, and Therm O Web; Other: Cardstock, twill tape, and twine.

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Supply SCALLOP BORDER PUNCH Cut your way to cool seasonal looks using this tool.

WINTER Create a gingerbread house-inspired look on your layout by matting your title with a scalloped piece of cardstock. This simple idea grounds your title, making it feel like a cohesive part of your layout.

A Winter Dream by Aly Dosdall. Supplies: Cardstock: Coreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;dinations and We R Memory Keepers; Patterned paper and laser-cut paper: We R Memory Keepers; Stickers: Epiphany Crafts, Making Memories, and We R Memory Keepers; Brads: BasicGrey; Stamps: Unity Stamp Co. and We R Memory Keepers; Ink: Tsukineko; Punches: Creative Memories, EK Success, and Epiphany Crafts; Adhesive: American Crafts and Glue Dots International; Other: Pen.

SPRING Create a delicately detailed ďŹ&#x201A;ower center that will make your viewer look twice. Layer strips of punched paper on a piece of cardstock, with the scallops all facing the same way, then cut the cardstock into a circle. Royal Gardens by Piradee Talvanna. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: American Crafts, Crate Paper, Fancy Pants Designs, and October Afternoon; Chipboard: Maya Road; Spray ink, stickers, and wood veneer: Studio Calico; Flower: Pebbles; Other: Adhesive, crepe paper, leaves, and pen.

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SUMMER Bring on the sunshine with this simple summertime idea: use punched strips of patterned paper to create the rays on a sunshine accent. You’ll love the darling detail that the scalloped edges add to your accent. Sweet Summer Memories by Joannie McBride. Supplies: Patterned paper: Bella Blvd and Simple Stories; Stickers and journaling spots: Simple Stories; Punch: EK Success; Pen: Faber-Castell; Adhesive: American Crafts and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

AUTUMN Create an eclectic look using your scallop border punch and a variety of fallcolored patterned paper designs. Don’t be afraid to pull in other designs as well: scalloped edges offer a sharp contrast against zigzag edges!

Don’t Call It Fall, Call It Autumn by Lisa Kisch. Supplies: Cardstock and adhesive: Creative Memories; Patterned paper: Creative Imaginations, Jenni Bowlin Studio, and Prima; Die cuts: Crate Paper; Stickers: American Crafts, BasicGrey, Pink Paislee, and Sassafras; Buttons: American Crafts; Rub-on: My Mind’s Eye; Other: Font.

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Supply CIRCLE STAMPS Use circle stamps and ink to create seasonal looks in minutes.

WINTER Stamp snowďŹ&#x201A;ake accents on solid stamped circle images using tone-on-tone ink to give your winter layout a subtle, snowy look. Try this technique on seasonal layouts where you want the season motifs to be present but not the focus of your page. Mine by Jennifer McGuire for Hero Arts. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Stamps: Hero Arts; Buttons and ink: Papertrey Ink; Stickers: American Crafts; Other: Adhesive, pen, and thread.

SPRING Circle motifs evoke the cyclical nature of spring growth, so capture the excitement of spring by pairing a variety of stamped circle accents with an assortment of pretty patterned paper. Try pairing clock face images with book prints and polka dots for a fresh take on this season of renewal. 124 creatingkeepsakes.com

Spring Photo Shoot by Jen Jockisch. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts and We R Memory Keepers; Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Crate Paper, October Afternoon, and Pebbles; Stickers: 7gypsies, American Crafts, and Studio Calico; Spray ink, stamps, and wood veneer: Studio Calico; Ink: Close to My Heart and Ranger Industries; Die cuts: 7gypsies, American Crafts, BasicGrey, Glitz Design, Making Memories, and Studio Calico; Lace: Prima; Bakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s twine: Whisker Graphics; Die-cutting machine: Silhouette America; Pen: American Crafts; Other: Adhesive and patterned paper.


SUMMER Combine your circle stamps with punches and cardstock to create adorable little fish for your summer swimming layouts. The simple shape and design of these accents makes them so easy, even your kids can make them. Visit creatingkeepsakes.com to learn how! Li’l Fish by Danielle Flanders. Supplies: Cardstock and stickers: American Crafts; Button, ink, and stamps: Papertrey Ink; Punches: Fiskars Americas and Martha Stewart Crafts; Font: Times New Roman; Adhesive: GlueArts; Other: Embroidery floss and thread.

Snippets of San Francisco by Maggie Holmes. Supplies: Patterned paper: Making Memories and Studio Calico; Rub-ons: Hambly Screen Prints; Stamps: Hero Arts; Buttons and ink: Papertrey Ink; Brads: Making Memories; Stickers: American Crafts, Making Memories, and Studio Calico; Transparencies: Little Yellow Bicycle; Decorative tape: Creative Imaginations and Studio Calico; Punch: Fiskars Americas; Pens: American Crafts and EK Success; Adhesive: Kokuyo, Therm O Web, and Tombow; Other: Cardstock and patterned paper.

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Organize Your Scrapbooking by Season Make scrapbooking seasonal layouts easier than ever by organizing your supplies by season. That way, when inspiration strikes, you can grab your seasonal stash and go! Decorate magazine files by covering the front panel using lovely patterned paper featuring seasonal patterns or motifs. A grid pattern in a lush, holiday-inspired red and crisp white will tell you at a glance that the product inside is for winter. Of course, a label will help you identify the right stash when you’re in a hurry! Use your magazine files to store large packs of letter stickers or sheets of die cuts that you don’t want to wrinkle. Seasonal magazine files by Kim Jackson. Supplies: Magazine files: Ikea; Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Echo Park Paper Co., My Mind’s Eye, and Teresa Collins Designs; Stickers: American Crafts; Markers: Marvy Uchida; Adhesive: Plaid Enterprises.

Corral your brads, buttons, and rhinestones—or even seasonal punches— in a heavy duty, zippered pouch that can hold bulky supplies without bursting at the seams. Add a themed tag to the zipper to help you snag the seasonal pouch you need for your layout.

Seasonal supply pouch by Kim Jackson. Supplies: Pouch: Target; Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; O-ring: 7gypsies; Sticker: American Crafts; Punch: We R Memory Keepers; Marker: Marvy Uchida.

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Quickly find what you’re looking for using this guide to the topics, tips, and ideas in Scrapbooking Ideas for Every Season.

Budget-saving tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 58, 89 Design solutions Color use . . . . . . . . . . 15, 19–22, 37, 45–48, 59, 71–74, 97–100, 111 Journaling, focusing on. . . . . . . . 90, 109, 115 Motifs and patterns . . . . . . . 13, 23, 24, 32, 33, 49, 50, 59, 75, 76, 85, 101, 102, 110, 124 Overcoming roadblocks . . . . . . . . . . . . 32–34, 58–60, 84–86, 110–112 Photos, focusing on. . . . . . . 39, 62, 64, 65, 93, 109, 114, 116 Photo sizes, selecting the best. . . . . . . . . . 64 Principles of design. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41, 65 Trends . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 64, 93 Journaling Jump starts for . . . . . . . . . . . 25, 26, 51, 52, 63, 77, 78, 92, 103, 104 Titles and text, techniques for . . 29, 31, 38, 39, 65, 67, 78, 82, 109, 112, 115, 119, 121, 122, 125 Layout themes and topics Autumn . . . . . . . . . . 87–112, 119, 121, 123, 125 Family. . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 33, 36, 40, 41, 48, 50, 53, 73, 89–91, 93, 97, 116, 121, 124 Food . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28, 29, 32, 63, 101 Friendship . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55, 56, 73 Hobbies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27, 32, 39 Holidays. . . . . . 11–13, 20, 22, 28, 29, 31, 37, 47, 59, 62, 75, 86, 88, 92, 102, 103, 109, 110, 118 Landscape and gardening . . . . 15, 21, 33, 42, 52, 57, 58, 60, 98, 107, 122, 123 Love . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24, 26, 124 Masculine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 19, 85 Outings and outdoor play . . . . . . . . . . 10, 12, 14, 19–21, 23, 24, 30, 34, 37–39, 41, 46, 50, 51, 54, 59, 64, 67, 71, 72, 76, 77, 79, 80, 84, 85, 90, 93, 94, 100, 106, 111, 119, 120, 121 Pets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 89, 98, 102, 104

Self-portrait. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Sports. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 40, 63, 65, 91, 105 Spring. . . . . . . . . 35–60, 118, 120, 122, 124, 130 Summer. . . . . . . 61–86, 119, 121, 123, 125, 130 Teen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46, 49, 108 Traditions. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 118 Vacation. . . . 45, 64, 67, 78, 81, 83, 85, 112, 114 Wedding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123 Winter . . . . . . . . . 9–34, 118, 120, 122, 124, 130 Year in review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113–116 Memorabilia, using. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Online resources. . . . . . 16, 42, 57, 68, 70, 81, 94, 108, 125 Photo tips Editing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, 85, 95, 116 Taking. . . . . . . 15–18, 40, 42–44, 68–70, 94–96 Supply use Adhesive . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34, 55, 86, 120 Brads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 55, 57, 82, 107, 108 Cardstock . . . . . . . . . . . . 59, 79, 105, 109, 125 Chipboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53, 58, 86 Die cuts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 90, 111 Fabric . . . . . 22, 48, 55, 56, 57, 74, 92, 100, 108 Frames . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Glitter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34, 55, 86, 120 Ink. . .23, 60, 80–82, 86, 106, 107, 118, 119, 120 Journaling spots . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Paint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39, 80, 82, 112 Patterned paper . . . . . . . 10, 30, 37, 54, 59, 84, 86, 107, 121, 122, 123 Pens . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63, 109 Pigment sticks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Punches. . . . . . . 10, 28, 63, 105, 106, 108, 111, 122, 123, 125 Rhinestones . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Sequins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

Stamps. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60, 80, 106, 124, 125 Stickers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 67, 82, 112, 118 Trim . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 48, 54, 76, 105, 120, 121 Techniques to try DIY accents. . . . . . . . . . . 28, 29, 55, 56, 80, 82, 86, 106–108, 130 DIY backgrounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60, 81, 83 DIY borders. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34, 57, 109 Embossing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Stitching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29, 56, 79, 108, 119 Time-saving tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Layouts by Number of Photos You know how many photos you want on a layout, but how do you arrange them? Turn to the following pages, categorized by the number of photos used on each layout, for inspiration in starting your design.

1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65, 66, 102, 106 2 . . . . . . . 26, 47, 54–56, 73, 89, 97, 99, 110, 119, 120, 121, 125 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 21, 24, 27, 37, 40, 46, 50, 51, 63, 71, 75, 80, 91, 98, 101, 111, 124

4. . . . . . . . .11, 13, 23, 33, 36, 40–42, 46, 50, 60, 63, 64, 72, 73, 76, 77, 84, 85, 93, 94, 98, 100, 105, 107, 115, 118, 122

5. . . . . . . . . . . . .10, 11, 12, 19, 24, 34, 38, 48, 53, 81, 82, 83, 89, 104, 109, 118, 119, 122, 123

6. . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 15, 25, 28, 32, 33, 47, 52, 58, 64, 67, 68, 79, 85, 86, 92, 108, 121

7 . . . . . . . . . . 20, 30, 31, 37, 41, 45, 59, 72, 103, 114, 120, 124 8. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 16, 21, 29, 76, 88, 90, 92, 112 9. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 59, 65, 125 10+. . . . 20, 39, 49, 57, 62, 65, 67, 74, 78, 90, 93, 111, 114, 116

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ACCENTS for Every Season Accent your seasonal layouts in style with do-it-yourself accents that you can put together no matter how much time you have. Start with any buttons you have on hand— old shirt buttons work great—and check out these simple ideas for adding seasonal flair to your memories.

< SUMMER ISLAND SCENE Take a break from the heat of summer by creating a tropical oasis for your layout title. Check it out on page 82.

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< SPRING UMBRELLA We’ve got your April shower stories covered with a glittered oilcloth umbrella. You’ll find instructions on page 55.

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