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ISSUE 8 - AUGUST 2014

inspiration: Authentique four fun & free sketches 152 bright design ideas


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a letter from the editor

A few weeks ago, I found myself in a darkened room at an arcade, struggling to put on a heavy, bulky vest. A large gun dangled from a cord. I was seconds away from being transformed from Debbie Sanders, Mild-Mannered Grandmother, to...wait for it...Debbie Sanders, Laser Tag Sharpshooter. The last time I had done any shooting I was six, wearing my Annie Oakley leather holster, my red cowgirl hat, and toting a pair of silver cap guns. Outlaws trembled! I had no clue what I was getting into, but grandsons Drew and Jackson wanted to play laser tag, so I was in. We ducked around “buildings,” defended our base camp, and bravely charged the enemy (most of whom only came up to my elbow). It was such a hoot that we played three more times. Within the last month, I’ve played some serious dodge ball with them at a martial arts studio, and run around my back yard squealing while they soaked me -- and my hair -- with a water hose. When my daughters hear these stories, I get The Look. You know, the one where you can tell they’re thinking “who are you and what have you done with my mother!?” For when Stacey and Allison were the ages of Drew and Jackson, they had a different mom. Back then, I would never have done anything that would make me look silly or mussed up or (horrors!) wet. For example, we went to Silver Dollar City in Branson every summer. Stacey and Ali always begged to do the log plume ride. Where you get wet. Really wet. Even your hair. There was no way I could do that. So, we would wait for a couple who didn’t look like axemurderers to walk by. I would ask if the girls could ride with them. Then I watched, with dry hair and clothes, from the sidelines. In fairness, I came by this naturally. I was raised in a family that drove to Springfield (45 miles away) every summer Saturday to shop. In the Fifties. Before cars were air-conditioned. We made the trip with all the windows securely rolled up because my mother didn’t want her hair (or ours) to blow. (Evidently sweating was A-okay!) My transformation happened when Drew came along. His third birthday celebration was at a party place packed with inflatable slides. One was

quite tall, and when Drew yelled out for me to go with him, I didn’t hesitate. I wanted him to think I was fun. We went through tunnels and climbed around barriers. I was feeling pretty darn athletic for a grandmother. Then we rounded a corner and I saw how you got to the top of the slide. A “rock wall” of inflatable protrusions you had to climb. I got about three-fourths of the way up and couldn’t go any further. Of course, Drew was long gone. I kept trying to find something to grab to hoist myself over the top. At one point, I looked down and saw two little girls climbing up behind me. I flashed on a People magazine story with the headline “Out-of-shape grandmother crushes two toddlers in bizarre bouncy slide accident.” The adrenaline kicked in and I scrambled over the top. Then I slid and grinned and squealed all the way to the bottom of the slide. That was my first lesson in having fun and not caring how I looked. It was a wonderful lesson. One of the best in my life. I’m trying to apply that lesson to other areas, too. Scrapbookers of the world, perhaps we should lighten up. Our layouts don’t have to be “perfect” and we don’t have to be “caught up.” You shouldn’t care if anyone likes the porcupine embellishment you made out of baker’s twine and I shouldn’t care if all my paper strips are precisely one-sixteenth of an inch apart. Did we have fun making the layouts? Did we capture precious memories? Yes and yes? There you go. That’s what’s important. Let go of those expectations of what you “should” be doing, and what things “should” look like, and just enjoy the process. Make a layout. Get a little messy. Have a little fun. But please...don’t let that layout get wet.

Debbie Sanders


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contents AUGUST 2014

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Sketch Support

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It’s About Time

Design expert Allison Davis shows how to get five distinctive looks from her free one-page sketch for August.

Sketch designer Debbie Sanders shows how to save time -- or not -- when using a sketch as a starting point for a layout.

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Mighty Mini

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Get Productive

Yes. Mini-albums are small. But Lindsey Amschler knows how to pack big style and enjoyment into that tiny package.

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8 party time with lindsey •

Authentique

Design team members of this popular company share their talent, using four free SG sketches to make 16 gorgeous projects.

11 paint nine ways •

Find out how one scrapbooker makes sure her creative process is wellorganized and ready to go at all times.

18 sketch anatomy


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Readers Gallery

Team Challenge

Scrapbook Generation fans from all over the globe show their interpretations of recent SG sketches.

SG’s talented CREATE team takes on color and design, then shows how to repurpose a simple sketch into just about anything.

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Private Lesson

Tammy Tutterow shows a technique you won’t be able to resist...making your very own resist paper.

y • 110 design team call •

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Dolled Up

Lindsey Amschler uses the August card sketch to create a cute tag that makes you want to stamp and color.

203 publication submission instructions


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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF debbie sanders SKETCH ARTISTS

allison davis & debbie sanders CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

ON THE COVER SLIP, SLIDE & SPLASH by Allison Davis

Patterned paper: Authentique; cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill; alphabet stickers: Authentique (slip, slide), American Crafts (&, splash); die-cut machine: Sizzix Big Shot; flourish die: Sizzix; embellishment stickers: Authentique; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic; embroidery floss: DMC.

............................ Scrapbook Generation’s CREATE is published monthly by Scrapbook Generation, Inc. and is available as a free download.

Contact us at: 330 E Battlefield, Suites B & C Springfield, MO 65807 417-886-0440

Feedback and comments can be sent to debbie@scrapbookgeneration.com.

Manufacturers interested in advertising in CREATE should contact karin@scrapbookgeneration.com.

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Any company interested in having its design team featured in CREATE should contact debbie@scrapbookgeneration.com.

All rights reserved. All Scrapbook Generation sketches are for personal use only and are not to be used for kits, clubs, workshops or for resale in any manner. The sketches should not be copied, duplicated, or transmitted by any electronic means.

allison davis, tammy tutterow janet (cherrypicker)

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY stacey atchley

ADVERTISING karin rush

CREATE TEAM christy arthur lindsey amschler stacey atchley ruth bonser allison davis katrina hunt noey hunt lynette jacobs jennie mcgarvey julie mowen karin rush debbie sanders steffanie seiler nikki sivils


In colonial days, paint was made from simple milk proteins and lime. No chemicals, no lead, just rich creamy colors. Just add water and mix the powder in a 1:1 ratio, stir and enjoy. It stirs up easily, and goes on smoothly to almost any porous surface: wood, paper or chipboard (coated is best). Cleanup is fast and friendly (water should do it). When your project dries, your milk paint will stay on.

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by Lindsey Amschler

• Gift bag: Cover with patterned paper. Die-cut two pinecones. Layer pinecones, leaves and netting (grocery store onion bag) in bottom corner. Layer patterned paper, die-cuts, twine, stickers. Add ribbon bow to handle. • Treat container: Use small bottle or washi tape packaging (like this one from My Mind's Eye) to create a container for chocolate and mini marshmallows. Wrap container with patterned papers and twine. Layer die-cuts and stickers to front. Add twigs. Decorate with stickers and squares of paper rounded to look like marshmallows. • Tent pop-up card (closed card shown at right): To create the tent, cut a paper rectangle and fold in half. Fold a small edge on both sides to attach to card. Center the tent in the middle of the open card base, adhere. Fold bottom edges of several diecuts and adhere to card to create more pop-up embellishments that will lie flat when card is closed. Add a strip of twine across the tent; add stickers and the sentiment. Complete by decorating the front. Patterned paper, stickers, die-cuts: Authentique; cardstock: American Crafts; pinecone die: Tim Holtz; wood dots: My Mind's Eye; leaf punch: Martha Stewart; banner punch: American Crafts; twine: My Mind's Eye; ink: Ranger; ribbon: Hug Snug; washi tape tube: My Mind's Eye; other: bag.


get messy with

paint

with lindsey amschler, katrina hunt, and allison davis

It’s such a simple product. Been around forever. But oh, so many possibilities for the paper crafter, because paper and paint just naturally go together. It’s up to you to take advantage of this fun, versatile product. Just try not to think “so many colors, so little time!”

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fun techniques ahead


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paint

Transform an ordinary piece of raw chipboard by creating a vintage patina look. Just layer several different shades of blue, green, and bronze paint until you get the combination you love.

Project 1 - patterned paper: Authentique; cardstock: American Crafts; chipboard: Fancy Pants Designs; paint, ink: Ranger; flower: Petaloo; die: Little B; leaf punch: Martha Stewart; banner punch: American Crafts. Project 2 patterned paper, stickers: Pink Paislee; paint, ink: Ranger; stencil: Heidi Swapp; spray ink: Heidi Swapp, Lindy’s Stamp Gang; ribbon: Hug Snug. Project 3 - patterned paper: Graphic 45, Pink Paislee; cardstock: We R Memory keepers; paint, marker, ink, glitter: Ranger.


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Cover a shape stencil (like this star shape by Heidi Swapp) with paint, then press onto paper to create a distressed stamped image.

Mix paint with chunky glitter to create the look of sand on beach projects.

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paint

Use swipes of paint to tone down a busy background on patterned paper, or to make the area a focal point.

Project 4 - patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Echo Park Paper, Studio Calico; adhesive: Therm O Web; other: acrylic paint. Project 5 - patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: American Crafts; sticker: Echo Park Paper; adhesive: Therm O Web; other: bow, acrylic paint. Project 6 - patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: American Crafts; sticker: Echo Park Paper; sequins: Crate Paper; adhesive: Therm O Web; other: acrylic paint.


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Use paint for stamping. Just be sure to wash the stamp quickly after you have used it!

Use paint instead of ink for the edges of your paper. The bonus is being able to mix your own custom colors.

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Instead of adding a mat to a photo, try using a make-up sponge and paint to create a frame around the photo. It’s a great way to define the edges and make those photos stand out.

Project 7 - transparency card: Pink Paislee; die-cut arrow: Pink Paislee; star punch: EK Success; paint: Ranger. Project 8 - cardstock: Bazzill; paint: Martha Stewart; sticker: Making Memories. Project 9 - cardstock: American Crafts; quote strip: Carta Bella; stars: Carta Bella; paint: Ranger.

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Cut a shape to use as a template/mask and with a pencil eraser dipped in paint, dab it around the shape for a uniquely created shape.

Run removable adhesive in rows across the background and paint over the top. After the paint dries, rub off the adhesive to reveal a fun, grungy background.

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anatom AUGUST 2014 FREE SKETCH

position embellishments just like the sketch, or not...your choice

dotted lines show the center and dividing point of a two-page layout

3x4 PHOTO

photo sizes make it easy to organize images before starting the project

4x6 PHOTO

6x4 PHOTO

4x3 PHOTO

sizes of all elements help save time...use them, or do your own thing

MEASUREMENTS:

PLACEMENTS:

• Horizontal background strips: 9-1/2 x 8-1/2” (left page) and 21/4 x 8-1/2” (right page)

• Background strips ar page

• Left page photo mat: 7-1/2 x 8-1/2”

• Left page photo ma

• Panel behind cricles: 10-1/4 x 12” (with 1-1/2” on the left page)

• Right page photo is

• Striped strips: 1/4 x 12”

DIRECTIONS:

• Circles: 2-1/2”

• Dotted lines place indicate

• Large journaling tag: 2 x 3” • Left page accent banners, from bottom: 2-1/4 x 1/2”, 2-1/2 x 3/4”, 1-3/4 x 3/8”

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Allison Davis

New download sketch products released every month, all at won’t-break-the-bank prices starting at 49¢.

™ A sampling of items in the Allison Davis school bundle

Allison Davis sketch products available for immediate download • seasonal and themed “bundles” including single-page sketches, double-page sketches, titles, quotes, and embellishment instructions • individual sketches • groups of two-four sketches • online classes like the hugely popular “Sketch Support”

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sketch

support by allison davis

Nothing could possibly make scrapbooking any easier than using a sketch. And forget the idea that a sketch stifles creativity. Sketches can actually do the opposite, unleashing new ways to look at photos, paper, embellishments, and all the fun ways they can be combined.

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sketch support from allison davis

At first glance, the five layouts below have nothing in common. But look closer, and you’ll discover they have everything in common. Allison Davis is ready to take you on a tour of her creative process, using the free sketch she designed for this issue. You’ll learn how she switches up backgrounds, changes photo size and orientation, flips the sketch, and even transforms a one-page sketch into a two-page layout.

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sketch by allison davis

Allison Davis has written articles for Creating Keepsakes, and been a CK Dream Team member, Hall of Fame member, and Scrapbooker of the Year finalist. She created the Sketch Support website, and has been an instructor at CK conventions and at My Creative Classroom. She is the author of 13 bestselling sketch books. She is a past member of the Fancy Pants design team and designed sketches for BasicGrey. Allison is a member of the Simple Stories “Life Documented” design team, creating monthly sketches for them. Her work at SG includes designing monthly kits and clubs. ALLISON’S BLOG: www.allisondavissg.typepad.com


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SKETCH VARIATION #1

SLIP, SLIDE & SPLASH BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Authentique; cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill; alphabet stickers: Authentique (slip, slide), American Crafts (&, splash); die-cut machine: Sizzix Big Shot; flourish die: Sizzix; embellishment stickers: Authentique; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic; embroidery floss: DMC.

It’s always fun to find the perfect paper collection to go with photos you can’t wait to scrapbook. Authentique’s Radiant collection was a great fit for summer fun.”

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SKETCH VARIATION #1

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To get a different look, I switched the background and the strips. Instead of using a solid sheet of paper for the background, I used strips, and in place of the strips I used a solid sheet of paper. It always amazes me how simple little adjustments like that can change the whole look of a sketch!

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For the strip that I used as the background, instead of using several smaller strips, I decided to use less strips in a larger size.


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I used a 7x5 photo in place of the 6x4 photo on the sketch. Since the photo is 1-inch larger in both width and height, I added an inch to the background papers to accommodate the larger photo. Anytime you add a larger photo you can simply adjust the sketch by adding larger pieces or if you use smaller photos, adjust by taking away some of the pieces on the sketch.

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SKETCH VARIATION #2

HARD DAY AT WORK BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Carta Bella; cardstock: Bazzill; alphabets: American Crafts (hard, work), My Mind's Eye (day, at); burlap stars: Simple Stories; wood "so cute" speech bubble: Teresa Collins Designs; star punch: EK Success; word sticker: My Mind's Eye; brads: My Mind's Eye; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic; embroidery floss: DMC.

Some of my favorite photos are of silly, everyday things my sons do. I like to scrapbook special events in their lives, but there is just something special about capturing the ordinary, too.”

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SKETCH VARIATION #2

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A fun way to change up a sketch is to flip it. For this layout, I flipped the sketch so that the strips are now horizontal instead of vertical like they are on the sketch.

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I had four horizontal photos that I wanted to work with, so instead of having one large photo with two accent photos, I made them all the same size and grouped them together. They still basically cover the same general area on the sketch, they are just arranged in a different way. Most of the time you can change a lot on a sketch, but if you arrange things in the same general area as they are on a sketch, you'll end up with a well-designed and balanced layout, even if it doesn't match the sketch exactly.


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Since I used one long strip of photos, I had to move my title and journaling to the side.

I used a strip of stars in place of one of the strips of paper. Just because it shows a strip of paper on the sketch doesn't mean you can't change it up. Try using small shapes arranged in a row like I did, or substitute ribbon, twine, work stickers, border strips, etc. for the paper. Just think of all the shapes you could use to get different looks, hearts, arrows, circles, butterflies, flowers, squares, and more.

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SKETCH VARIATION #3


DAD & ME BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Authentique; cardstock: Bazzill; alphabet stickers: Authentique; wood hearts: Studio Calico; wood frame and "&": Teresa Collins Designs: burlap hearts: Simple Stories; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; die-cut embellishments: Authentique; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic.

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SKETCH VARIATION #3

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I had a lot of photos that I wanted to use so I stretched the sketch into a two-page layout. It's just like you grab the sketch and pull it to stretch, kind of like a piece of taffy. The layout still follows the design as the sketch, but everything has been adjusted to fit the larger layout. I used more strips and a longer background.

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I used five photos in place of the one 6x4 photo on the sketch. They are still in the same area as the 6x4 photo is on the sketch.


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Instead of using multiple sizes of strips, I simplified it by using strips of all the same size. I also used taller strips than the sketch suggests to accommodate the taller photos I used. Since the photos are an inch taller than the photo on the sketch, I added an inch to the strips of paper.

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I added a second background piece to the left side of the layout. Stretching the sketch left a lot of empty space on the left page so I decided to fill a little bit of it with another background. I also added a little heart banner to the top corner.


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SKETCH VARIATION #4


BORN TO STAND OUT BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Authentique; die-cut embellishments: Authentique; brads: My Mind's Eye; word sticker: Authentique; burlap: unknown; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic; embroidery floss: DMC.

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SKETCH VARIATION #4

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For this layout I extended the sketch to fit a two-page layout by adding a photo block on the right page that matched the height of the design on the left page. I also extended the design to the right of the photo block on the right page. This is another really easy way to make a one-page sketch work as a two-page layout, by adding a large photo block.

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I decided to just use strips in place of the background, a combination because the strips are the same height as the solid piece on the sketch. I also extended the strips across the whole page. I love the look of lots of strips on a layout. It's always a great way to include a lot of colors and patterns without it being overwhelming.

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I changed the orientation of the main photo by using a 4x6 photo instead of a 6x4 photo. Since I used the strips in place of the background, there was plenty of height to the strips to allow a taller photo without covering them all up.

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I switched the location of the journaling and the two 2x2 photos. I liked the way it look better with the title die-cut.

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I added another 2x2 photo to the right page. There was plenty of space and I happened to have an extra I wanted to include. I finished that area with some embellishments.


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SKETCH VARIATION #5


CELEBRATING SIX BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Authentique; alphabet stickers: American Crafts; chipboard stars: Basic Grey; burlap star: Simple Stories; word stickers: Authentique; die-cut embellishment: Authentique; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic; embroidery floss: DMC; other: wood “6”, metal crown.

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SKETCH VARIATION #5

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I made a two-page layout out of the onepage sketch by stretching the sketch and adding a large photo. I love using larger photos sometimes. I used a 7x10 photo and then made the solid background piece 10 inches tall to match the height of the photo.

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I decided to use four photos in place of the one 6x4 photo on the sketch. Since I was working with a two-page layout instead of a one-page layout, I had plenty of room to use more photos.

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I moved the small accent photos to the left of the main grouping of photos. I didn't want to cover up Jackson's face in the large photo, but I still wanted to include those photos. Moving them to the left was easy and didn't require adjustments to anything else.

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I moved both the title and the journaling. I liked the look of the title being grouped with the small accent photos. I ended up eliminating the journaling area with the main grouping of photos so I had to find a new home for it. There was just enough empty space in the bottom right corner of the large photo.


Perfectly classic. Perfectly vintage and chic. Joyous is composed of cheerful reds, greens, and blues...and a little Santa love.

Slightly modern. Slightly funky. Sleigh Bells Ring is made up of reds, greens, black, and woodgrain...the perfect marriage of rustic and modern.

Two beautiful... and different... Christmas collections for 2014 by My Mind’s Eye.

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time

it’s about

by debbie sanders

It’s a constant wish. More time in each day! But since we know that’s not going to happen, fortunately there are ways to save time when scrapbooking. Sometimes I like to get a layout done quickly. At other times, I like to enjoy the process more. But for me, it’s always all about time.

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THE ONE-HOUR LAYOUT


HOW IT WORKS FOR ME... My first step is to choose a sketch. Ones that allow lots of small areas for personalization and embellishment are my favorites. When I designed this sketch, I wondered if it might be too busy, but after I started working with it I had so much fun decorating each of the circles. I like to use collections that have enough pattern choices for a layout like this when you need lots of contrasts in color and pattern and scale. That speeds up my process, because I don’t have to hunt for other papers to supplement my initial choices. My biggest time saver? Choosing to work within one paper collection, like the Authentique “Pretty” group I used for this layout.

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THE THREE-HOUR LAYOUT

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HOW I SPENT MY TIME... Identical papers, identical photos, but a huge difference in time spent crafting. Some time was spent selecting coordinating items. I used accent stitching around three of the circles, stamped journaling blocks and other items, and deconstructed flowers, adding heart brads in the center. My favorite embellishment idea for this layout was the mint green hearts. I punched hearts out of corrugated paper, sanded and lightly inkied the ridges, brushed the entire surface with rock candy distress glitter glue, then sprinkled chunky distress glitter on top. The result was a thick, frosty coating that I love. I’ll definitely be trying this simple technique again.

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embellishment

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journaling

QUICK: Embellish with die-cuts and stickers from the collection, plus punch a heart shape, top.

QUICK: Back a banner sticker with coordinating paper cut in a banner shape, add a striped sticker accent, top.

QUICK: Back a di tag with matchin word and phrase

CUSTOM: Punch a corrugated paper shape, distress and ink it, coat with glitter glue then sprinkle with chunky glitter; replace flower centers with heart brads, bottom.

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CUSTOM: Find glitter foam sticker letters that will contrast with the background papers and not get lost in the patterns, bottom.

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QUICK: Use stickers from the collection, top.

QUICK: Most items are pre-made from the same collection, top.

CUSTOM: Stamp a small item, then accent with glitter glue; find a coordinating metal and jewel embellishment from a stash; hand-stitch around the circle shape, bottom.

CUSTOM: Stamp some items, accent with glitter glue, create corrugated heart embellishments, find matching word stickers and title letter stickers, bottom.

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DEBBIE’S TIP #1 Because the circle area is the focal point of the sketch, and since I knew I wanted the circles to be a mix of lots of patterns, I chose the background paper carefully. I really wanted the circles to stand out, so this black paper with a white pinstripe was a perfect choice. All the patterns show up well and don’t have to compete with the background paper for attention.

DEBBIE’S TIP #2 While the right side of this layout is mainly embellishments, the left side is mainly photos. Even though the amount of decorative items added is small, I made sure to use both colors and embellishments that were found on the right page, to bring cohesion to the layout.

DEBBIE’S TIP #3 Be adventurous! While I was making this layout, a sheet of mint green corrugated paper caught my eye. It was the perfect color, but I wanted a bit of a distressed, toned-down, color instead of the brighter green. So I experimented! After I sanded and lightly inked the ridges and edges, I brushed on a really thick coating of Ranger’s Rock Candy Distress Glitter Glue, then immediately sprinkled on Ranger’s Rock Candy Distress Glitter. I couldn’t wait for it to dry! Turned out to be a simple (which I love) technique that I can’t wait to try again.

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For more sketches by Debbie Sanders, check out her One on One sketch book (or any of her other 11 sketch book collaborations with Allison Davis), available as an ebook or a hardcopy print book. All of the books are available at www.scrapbookgeneration.com.

One-hour layout. Patterned paper, stickers, die-cuts: Authentique; embroidery floss: DMC; twine: American Crafts. Three-hour layout. Patterned paper: Authentique; corrugated paper: Fancy Pants Designs; letter stickers: American Crafts; word stickers: My Mind’s Eye; stamps: KaiserCraft, My Mind’s Eye; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; glitter: Distress Glitter by Ranger; metal medallions: TPC Studio; jewels: Queen & Co; twine: My Mind’s Eye; heart brads: Pebbles; butterfly, flowers: Petaloo; embroidery floss: DMC; twine: American Crafts.


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creates When the Authentique design team meets up with four sketches from Scrapbook Generation, beautiful things happen. Find out some fun inside details about Authentique, the company, then sit back and prepare to be inspired as the company’s latest products join SG sketches.

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Samantha Wheatley, proprietor

s owner and proprietor of Authentique Paper, Samantha brings a savvied business mind to the table. She has worked in the papercraft industry for many years, and formed a special respect for small business owners in her youth, raised around a multi-generational family-owned retail business. Sam earned her degree in business and finance in order to be knowledgeable in major aspects of business.  She has a keen eye for design, and interior design -- especially use of color and scale -- is one of her talents. She is a culinary expert and has been featured on morning television cooking segments, using many of her own recipes. A knack for knowing when things are "just right" is one of her skills, and Authentique Paper's artistic style and commitment to quality have been influenced by Samantha’s gifts and talents.  Described as positive, upbeat, quietly confident and strong, Sam is most comfortable performing her role and allowing others to shine. She is a warm weather girl who looks for any opportunity to travel and will do so at a moment's notice. She loves her dog Coco and they can often be seen side-by-side, whether at home with the family, in the office, or on the go.

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Bret Cornell, president

aving built and sold a successful hobby and craft company, Bret's leadership style and manufacturing knowledge are once again being utilized by Authentique Paper. He has assembled an all-star cast of talented professionals and enjoys a behindthe-scenes role with the company. Bret's resume also includes being twice named a vice-president for multi-million dollar companies. He has most recently been involved as a business consultant and sales trainer. He is a passionate leader who directs the business with a forward-thinking vision. Bret is a certified business coach and created Thoughtgate, a corporate culture training program. He also maintains interest in a gourmet seafood cannery and a fashion headwear brand. Bret and his wife Samantha are raising three children. They love to travel, attend sporting events, and frequent their favorite restaurants.   Bret enjoys the arts and has served as a board member for two foundations, helping raise thousands of dollars for worthy causes. He played collegiate baseball and enjoys sports, especially golf. He has coached both of his daughter's soccer and basketball teams. He loves to wash the cars, get together with friends and listen to his son to share bits of wisdom.


getting to know the players...

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Jody Kirklin, design

ody is the silent hero of Authentique Paper and an invaluable member of the Authentique family. She has spent over a decade as an in-house designer of stationary, scrapbooking and kids’ crafting products.   Determined, teamminded, and quietly confident, Jody is better at sharing compliments than receiving them. This trait, perhaps, best sums up her genuine and selfless nature. Extremely self-motivated, Jody works tirelessly to execute the Authentique vision. Her dedication and passion are reflected in the depth and range of her work. She is a perfectionist who ensures her work is thorough. Jody is inspired by the world around her and can see patterns and color palettes everywhere. She has a love of music, movies and books. She has been known to talk in quotes or start singing a song based on something said in conversation. Jody is a health-nut and her treadmill is her self-proclaimed best friend. A day doesn’t pass without her “treading” at least once, if not twice. She has a love of family and time with them is a premium. She is married to a motorcycling, camping, adventure-seeker, who is still trying to convince her to love the outdoors more than she thinks a person should. They enjoy spending free time renovating their home, which was purchased as a re-do, allowing them to start with a blank slate, a designer’s dream.

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Emily Lanham, social media

mily is the design team and social media coordinator for Authentique Paper. Company leaders describe her as fun, bright, well-organized, passionate, and fully committed. Because she is a crafter herself, Emily has a knowledge of papercrafting which helps her fulfill her job responsibilities. She understands the nuances of various forms of crafting such as card-making, altered-art, albums, and more. She plays a huge behind-the-scenes role for Authentique Paper and interacts with everyone on the Authentique design team, as well as the home office, to keep everyone connected and current on social media trends. After a mild loss of interest in her hobby, she recently found the strength to get back into papercrafting and decided to combine her skills and talents in organization as well as the creative side of the business. Emily is a stay at home mom. She lives in southern Ohio and is married to the love of her life, Brandon. Her husband is very supportive of her hobby and job, and provides constant encouragement for her to “keep at it!” Emily has a daughter, Reagan, and a stepson, Reid.

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Every Authentique Paper product is one hundred percent made in the U.S.A. Authentique Christmas collections are always their top-selling lines. However, the “Irresistible” collection is the most popular “everyday” line the company has ever released.

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how many collections does onth? m h c a e e t a cre Authentique Since the company’s inception in June, 2011, Authentique has released over 60 product collections. This is, on average, two collections per month.

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Authentique names its collections with emotionbased words, such as Blissful, Genuine, Curiosity, Accomplished, and Hope.

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Company “mascot” is a five-yearold pug, Coco. She comes to work every day with Samantha, one of the owners.

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sheet h c a e s e o d extra of Authentique paper what little have? The heavy-weight cardstock made by Authentique is so thick that people can make boxes with it.

Stickers for the collections are custom-made for Authentique Paper, and have a matte finish. The company stays away Every sheet of from the cheaper highpaper the company gloss option. prints has a quote Authentique’s on the “tab” which links the name and emotion paper mill and of the line. This quote printer have both can be trimmed off and been in business for over used in projects. 100 years.

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Company owners Bret Cornell and Samantha Wheatley find Authentique Paper collections that match their wardrobe choices for the day.

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was r e p a p f o s t ee how many sh the biggest order? One of the handcarts in the Authentique warehouse is named Steve, and another is named Steve II. Neither are referred to as anything else.

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”Authentique” is French for the word “authentic.”

Company president Bret had a bed in the upstairs of the printer’s facility because he spent so much time there. They felt he deserved a place to rest.

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Authentique die-cutting is done on vintage letter presses, converted specially for the company.

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Products by Authentique are available for purchase on every continent. The company’s smallest order was for one sheet of paper. The largest, for over 500,000 sheets.


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up for the challenge... Every month, Scrapbook Generation’s CREATE magazine brings you a winning combination...four sketches and a leading manufacturer’s design team. Get inspired by the 16 gorgeous creations the Authentique Paper design team members have made, then download the free SG sketches and try them out yourself.

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free download sketches for August

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...the Authentique design team Heather Conklin Loes de Groot Kay Fatula Keely Livings Shellye McDaniel John Creighton Petersen

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allison davis


one PAGE sketch

ALLISON DAVIS

Three photos get the banner treatment, with plenty of room left for other fun. It’s hard to find a better way to include lots of those beloved patterned papers.

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I love the design of this sketch. I was able to use so many different patterned papers with those great banners and still keep the focus on my large photo.”

KEELY LIVINGS “I used black patterned paper for my background panel. This really made my banners pop. I pulled the layout together with a coordinating black bling swirl.” KEELY’S BLOG www.bluegrassvintagegirl.blogspot.com

winning combination BY KEELY LIVINGS {for Authentique} Patterned paper: Authentique; stickers, die-cuts: Authentique; chipboard words, star, bling swirl: Want2Scrap.

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This sketch gives a clean graphic appearance with lots of room for journaling and embellishments. It’s great how the images and journaling pop from the simple, layered background.”

JOHN PETERSEN “Sometimes simple and clean layouts speak more than those weighted down with embellishments, especially when creating a masculine layout. By incorporating the natural tones found in the Authentique ‘Accomplished’ collections with the bronze embellishments, the focus becomes the images on the page.” JOHN’S BLOG www.artnewwave.com

17 years BY JOHN CREIGHTON PETERSEN {for Authentique} Patterned paper: Authentique; bronze embellishments: Maya Road; sticker: Jolee’s Boutique; texture spray: Tsukineko; resin, enamels: ICE; other: chipboard letters, washer, metallic marker.

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I love incorporating banners and paper strips in my layouts and cards; they make a unique mat background and can introduce busy patterns without overtaking the page.”

SHELLYE MCDANIEL “I used a small oval and a portion of a star punch to create my own fish embellishments from the patterned papers.” SHELLYE’S BLOG www.shellyemcdaniel.com

adventure awaits BY SHELLYE MCDANIEL {for Authentique} Patterned paper: Authentique; stickers, die-cuts: Authentique; other: enamel dots, brads.

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I liked being able to mix and match all of the various patterns of paper from the Authentique ‘Adventure’ collection. The theme was perfect for my photo.”

HEATHER CONKLIN Heather replaced the two smaller photos with a cluster of embellishments, keeping the emphasis on the large photo. HEATHER’S BLOG www.goldiecar.blogspot.com

road trips BY HEATHER CONKLIN {for Authentique} Patterned paper: Authentique; stickers, die-cuts: Authentique; other: pen, flair.

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On this sketch I love how all of the banners were used. I decided to use foam tape for the banners, and I used a bigger photo, a 5x7.”

LOES DE GROOT Loes changed up the sketch by using a larger photo -- one she said was a favorite because her daughter was so happy in it. LOES’ BLOG www.handmadebyloes.com

summer BY LOES DE GROOT {for Authentique} Patterned paper: Authentique; stickers, die-cuts: Authentique; ink: Tsukineko; letter dies: Sizzix; other: cork, lace.

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DEBBIE SANDERS

wo t PAGE sketch Circle after circle provides an abundant display for tiny treasures, a perfect way to help tell your story. Embellish them a little or a lot. Totally your choice.

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AUTHENTIQUE & the TWO-PAGE SKETCH

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Loes took advantage of the circles as embellishing spots, using a variety of shapes and colors and textures to carry out the theme of her layout. She wasn’t afraid to mix it up with a variety of patterns.

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beach BY LOES DE GROOT {for Authentique} Patterned paper: Authentique; stickers, die-cuts: Authentique; punches: Fiskars, EK Success; letter dies: Sizzix; other: wood buttons.


When I saw the sketches I fell in love with this one, because of the circles on the right, every

LOES DE GROOT www.handmadebyloes.com

circle its own detail, and the use of five photos.”

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“All of the circle elements use the 6x6 bundle from the same collection as the 12x12 paper. Since the patterns are scaled down, I was able to combine them all together and have it stay cohesive.�

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love BY HEATHER CONKLIN {for Authentique} Patterned paper: Authentique; die-cuts, stickers: Authentique; letter stickers: American Crafts; other: enamel dots, wood veneers, twine.


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I liked being able to mix and match all the various patterns. Since there were so many small elements, I was able to have a lot of variation and detail, without anything becoming overwhelming.�

HEATHER CONKLIN www.goldiecar.blogspot.com

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“I chose to exchange journaling cards for the two smaller photos. This gave me plenty of room for a sentiment and handwritten journaling.�

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you make my heart sing BY KEELY LIVINGS {for Authentique} Patterned paper: Authentique; stickers; die-cuts: Authentique; chipboard words, fence, house: Want2Scrap; pearls: Petaloo.


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The sketch incorporates so many great elements. I love how each of those circles is a little piece of art in itself and how I could include three big photos on this layout.�

KEELY LIVINGS www.bluegrassvintagegirl.blogspot.com

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By reducing the size of the circles, changing the shapes, and using few of them, John gave his layout a different look,all the while keeping the bones on the design in place.

with the family BY JOHN CREIGHTON PETERSEN {for Authentique} Patterned paper: Authentique; stickers, die-cuts: Authentique; other: twine.

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I changed the plain circles to scalloped circles, and used less of them, to give the

JOHN CREIGHTON PETERSEN www.artnewwave.com

layout a more airy look.”

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ALLISON DAVIS

greeting

CARD sketch Do-it-yourself chevrons steal the show, creating an intricate pieced background for a special message. A keeper, for sure.

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AUTHENTIQUE & the CARD SKETCH

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authentique design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Heather Conklin

Patterned paper: Authentique; diecuts: Authentique; ribbon: May Arts; gems: Prima.

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Shellye McDaniel

Patterned paper: Authentique; stickers: Authentique; other: brads, burlap flower, cork leaves.

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John Creighton Petersen

Patterned paper: Authentique; stickers: Authentique; ink: Tsukineko

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Keely Livings

Patterned paper: Authentique; stickers: Authentique.

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decorative

TAG sketch

DEBBIE SANDERS

Lots and lots of diagonal strips make this sketch a showcase for favorite patterned papers. Add a trio of embellishments, and you’re ready for anything.

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authentique design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Keely Livings

Patterned paper: Authentique; stickers; Authentique; tag: Want2Scrap; flowers: Petaloo; ribbon: Offray; other: button, twine.

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Loes de Groot

Patterned paper: Authentique; stickers: Authentique; other: cardstock, wood buttons, ribbon, pen.

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authentique design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Kay Fatula

Patterned paper: Authentique; stickers: Authentique; tag: Ranger; flowers: Prima.


small size, big

impact by lindsey amschler

First impressions are everything, and the cover of a mini-album is the perfect place to make a good one. You can start with a canvascovered chipboard album, or get adventurous and make your own.

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Start with a canvas-covered chipboard album (like this one from American Crafts) or create your own by adhering canvas material to a piece of chipboard. • Decorate the cover, starting with paint and stencils. Layer patterned paper, die-cuts, and embellishments. • Adhere patterned paper and photos to the inside pages. • Add titles, sentiments, and journaling. • Layer embellishments, such as washi tape, stickers, die-cuts, doilies, and flowers. • Use binding rings to hold the album together.


continue an element on the inside, like this doily

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Don’t be afraid to add plenty of layers and embellishments to your album. That’s part of the fun of working with a smaller creative space.

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try layering small items both under and over an el ement

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Mini-albums are great because they are portable, easy to share, and just plain fun. Because of their size, you can display one of your creations almost anywhere.


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Album by Lindsey Amschler: Patterned paper: Authentique; stickers: Authentique; chipboard book, banner punch, cardstock: American Crafts; doily die: Prima; swirl dies: Spellbinders; flowers: Prima, I Am Roses; border punch: Martha Stewart; ink, stencil: Ranger; ribbon: Hug Snug; washi tape, twine: My Mind’s Eye; bow sticker: Creative Imaginations; layered sticker: Crate Paper; enamel stars: Doodlebug; paint: Making Memories.


why

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The Big Picture: Combine several small orders until you reach the $75 free shipping mark. Just enter coupon code BANKIT when checking out, and your order is processed with no shipping charge. SG fills and holds the order until you have placed enough orders to reach the $75 free shipping threshold. complete details about Bank It at scrapbookgeneration.com


create scrapbook generation’s

is looking for new team members for 2015

how you can apply Send a email to submissions@scrapbookgeneration.com with this information: • Your name and contact information • Your papercrafting resume • Links to blog, Facebook, Instagram, gallery, and other social media that would show your work • Photos of 6-8 projects, including at least two single-page layouts and two double-page layouts (other projects could be cards, tags, or altered items) • This call is open to both residents of the USA and internationals • Deadline for submission is October 1, 2014

what team members will do • Create two layouts every two months, for a total of 12 during the 2015 term • The layouts will be in four categories: sketch challenge, color challenge, theme challenge, and manufacturer challenge • Create additional projects on an optional basis • Take high quality photos of your projects for publication in CREATE • Post your projects on social media • Promote CREATE magazine on social media

team benefits Benefits of being on the CREATE team: • Quarterly product gifts • Special discount at scrapbookgeneration.com


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page kits 101

process by janet, aka cherry picker

Hello, scrappy friends! Welcome to the second installment of a threepart series on the making and using of scrapbook page kits. We are going to build on the process we started in part one. The focus this round is batch layout kits.

A tutorial that will save you time and ramp up your productivity! ................


page kits BATCH LAYOUT

Creating page kits for a “batch” or a bigger group of photos is an excellent way to

increase your scrapbooking time and a huge timesaver, because you are essentially working from ONE KIT.

Additionally, this type of page kitting is perfect for trips, holidays, or any other event for which you have a large amount of photographs.

In the following example, I will show how I

created a batch page kit for 34 layouts! This will result in 17 double-page spreads for my vacation album. That is just pure scrap happiness!

JANET (message board name: CHERRYPICKER)

Like I emphasized in part one of this series (in the July issue of CREATE), this is just my approach. Please feel free to make this process fit your personal scrap style. So...let’s get started!

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step no.1 SELECT PHOTOS.

My photos are mostly printed in 4x6 and

wallet format. You can see that I have 17 photo groupings selected.


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SELECT A SKETCH...

book or class. Choose a class or sketch book that will offer a variety of sketches for your photo groupings. I chose Allison Davis’ “6x6 Paper Pad” class, which is absolutely wonderful for batch layout kits. If you want to create easy, eye-catching layouts quickly, this class is a must!


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SELECT PATTERNED PAPER.

Since I am using Allison’s 6x6 class, it was very easy to select a 6x6 paper pad or two for each photo groupng. Take notes along the way of each selection.


step no.4

SELECT CARDSTOCK.

Select your cardstock and background papers. Then bag each photo grouping with the 6x6 paper pad choice. This will prevent your photos and selections from getting separated or becoming confusing. Trust me on this! Any 7x7 plastic baggie will work.


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SELECT PRODUCT...

and memorabilia. This is the time to break out the specific products and supplies and memorabilia you want to use on these layouts. If it is a tool or item that is hard to bag, make note of it for future reference.


step no.6 SELECT TOOLS.

Choose tools for the job. Remember, you are doing several pages, so give yourself lots of options so you won’t get bored with your choices. Make notes of these selections. Replace tools back into your stash or store in a box or bin allocated just for this batch kit.


step no.7 SELECT STAMPS.

If you are wanting to use some stamps or try other special techniques, gather those supplies, too. Again, make notes of ay details or special instructions. I select my inks or any other type liquid product when I am creating the page.


step no.8 SELECT ALPHAS.

Look over your photos and paper choices and select a variety of colors and sizes of letter stickers. If you want to create and use die-cut alphas and titles, select your fonts now and make note of these choices.


step no.9

SELECT WASHI TAPE... twine, and other items. Choose a few supplies -- like washi tape and bakers twine -- that you can get a lot of mileage out of on your pages. Again, you are creating several pages, so be sure to include a variety of colors and textures.


step no.10 EMBELLISHMENTS.

Happily named “the fun stuff!” Select a variety of items in your color scheme. Choose from older items in your stash, new items just in, or any product you are happy to create with.


step no.11 GO-TO SUPPLIES.

Again, there are some supplies and tools you naturally are drawn to when you scrap, so make note of them. When you sit to scrap, just pull them out as needed.


before

PAGE KIT.

Bagged or boxed. Since this is a much bigger kit, you can store it in several bags or perhaps even a plastic case. Use whatever works for you to keep the entire kit together and contained. Then...enjoy! You have just compiled a mega page kit. When the mood strikes to work on this trip or special event, just pull out your “batch kit” and create. Work from just this kit and quickly see how fast and easy your layouts will come together. I guarantee it! Sketch: Allison Davis; patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: Bazzill; alphas: American Crafts, Echo Park Paper; stamps: My Mind’s Eye; ink: Hero Arts; brads, frame, tag: Teresa Collins Designs; enamel dots: Bazzill, Teresa Collins Designs; word stickers, labels: October Afternoon.


after LAYOUT.

A completed layout... ready for an album.

NEXT MONTH...PART THREE: ASSEMBLY LINE PAGE KITS


embrace

color ..................

the

c r e a t e team color challenge

We gave half of the SG CREATE team members this challenge: use this six-color palette as the focus of a layout. They found the colors work for a variety of topics. Check out their creations, then take the challenge yourself!


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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE steffanie seiler

“This is a wonderful summer color combination. The challenge for me was finding photos to coordinate with the papers I wanted to use. But one thing I have noticed over the years with my scrapbooking...I don't need to worry too much about the colors matching exactly. It's more what you do with them and how you choose to highlight the ones that coordinate best with your photos. In this case, I chose more of the blues and yellows with little splashes of green. There is actually more red on my layout than I really wanted, but I couldn't find an adequate alternative in my stash so I just went with it!�

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at the beach BY STEFFANIE SEILER (Portland, Oregon) www.steffanies.blogspot.com Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Echo Park Paper; letter stickers: October Afternoon; glitter glue, ink: Ranger; mist: Tattered Angels; twine, sequins: Doodlebug; punch: McGill; sketch: Scrapbook Generation; other: eyelets.

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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE nikki sivils

“I loved this color challenge! Might be my favorite to date. I love bright cheery colors and all of these are perfect for my black and white picture. When colors are so bright I think that makes the black and white picture pop. Great combo!�

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hard at work BY NIKKI SIVILS (Springfield, Missouri) www.nikkisdoghouse.blogspot.com Patterned paper: Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker; stickers, letter stickers: Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker; small letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; pen: Sharpie.

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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE ruth bonser

“This is a super fun colour palette to work with. Here in Australia it is the middle of winter, but who doesn’t love those fun colours for photos of your family? I had a wealth of choices of photos to use and the new summer collection from Simple Stories was almost exactly the colours I wanted. But there was one extra colour, a pink, that I wanted to ‘remove.’ ‘How do I remove a colour from a multicolour striped paper?’ My top tip is washi tape! I have a great solid white one and put that on top of the stripe in the unwanted colour. Then I picked a few different ones in colours I wanted and taped them over the solid white one. It worked fantastically at covering the pink with yellow stripes and red polkadots. Then I layered all those yummy diecuts and fabric bits and when it came time to journal I just stamped my own label shapes to have ones in exactly the colours I wanted. I usually only think to stamp in black, but a fun colour challenge reminds me to get out those ink pads and make some cheap, simple, and matching embellishments. I recently bought a few new Hero Arts ink pads from the Scrapbook Generation store and they are so smooth to stamp with, a real delight. So there are a couple of easy and quick tips to get colours you want and to remove the ones you don't want in your layout.”


month of mail BY RUTH BONSER (Sydney, Australia) www.scrapmachine.com Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; die-cuts: Simple Stories; fabric photo corners: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts, Glitz; stamps: Studio L2e; buttons: Bella Blvd; enamel dots: Simple Stories; washi tape: October Afternoon, Sawyers Place, MT.

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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE jennie mcgarvey

“Color challenges are always a ‘challenge’ for me personally. I'm the type of person who kind of wings it and throws things together, so putting specific colors together can be a challenge. However, I was excited with how easily all of these came together! I put random strips of washi tape all over the card stock and painted the colors in the triangles that were left. That way, I had every color covered in the event I couldn't find actual supplies to fit. Then, I just started pulling elements that I loved with my photos, and I was lucky that they fit the color challenge! YAY! I love that the color scheme is bright and fun -- perfect for my summer photos.”

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summer fun! BY JENNIE MCGARVEY (Newburgh, Indiana) www.jenniemcgarvey.typepad.com Patterned paper: American Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill; die-cuts: Simple Stories; stickers: American Crafts; flair, tag: Scraptastic; alphabet stickers: We R MemoryKeepers; watercolors: Prang

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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE lindsey amschler

“I loved the bright summer theme in this month's color challenge. The colors matched perfectly for my retro-themed layout. I cut a large background design which I filled in with paper scraps to include all the colors in this challenge.�

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road trip BY LINDSEY AMSCHLER (Springfield, Missouri) www.lindseyspaperscraps.blogspot.com www.twocrazycrafters.blogspot.com Patterned paper: Ruby RockIt, We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Crate Paper; wood veneers: My Mind's Eye; brad: Simple Stories; pen: Uniball; mist: Ranger.

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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE karin rush

“With my love for bold, bright colors, I knew adding two shades of brown to my layout would be challenging. I chose a kraft-colored cardstock and used some brown in my stripe. I used a sketch from Scrapbook Generation’s ‘One on One’ sketch book and added some banners to complete the layout.”

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happy moments BY KARIN RUSH (Springfield, Missouri) www.scrapbookgeneration.com Patterned papers: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Echo Park Paper; ink: Colorbox.

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c r e a t e team sketch challenge We gave half of the SG CREATE team members this challenge: use an Allison Davis sketch that features an abundance of banners. Team members found it easy to change photo sizes and papers to fit their personal layout needs.


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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE julie mowen “I love how flexible the sketches are! I only had three photos to use on this layout. It was so easy to add a 3x4 card in place of the photo on the far right; no further adjustments were required. The same sketch could, however, easily accommodate six photos or more. That makes it SO easy to complete a page when you're short on time. I love that!�

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all for you BY JULIE MOWEN (Birmingham, Alabama)

............................. Julie’s blog: www.yesiscrapbook.blogspot.com

Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; white gel pen: Sakura; letter stickers: Bella Blvd, Pebbles, American Crafts; distress ink: Ranger; heart punch: Recollections; other: enamel dots.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE noey hunt “My favorite part of scrapbooking is to mix and match patterns. I loved this sketch because I could use so many! I wanted to incorporate Tobin's artwork from the driveway. I climbed onto a ladder to take two pictures, did a little editing and then printed them in 12 x12. I used these photos as my background papers.�

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tobin’s chalk art BY NOEY HUNT (San Jose, California)

............................. Noey’s blog: www.noeyspapers.com

Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye, Recollections, Paper Studio, SEI, Crate Paper; title: Cricut, Studio Calico, Lilybee Design; embellishments: Heidi Grace, Simple Stories.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE christy arthur

“I modified the sketch by using the right side and rotating a portion of the strips so they are horizontal. I added a few additional vertical strips and a larger piece of paper at the very back. I kept the banner in the same place as the original sketch. I used washi tape instead of paper to make the banner. It was a very easy way to make a quick banner.�

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here fishy fishy BY CHRISTY ARTHUR (Battlefield, Missouri)

............................. Christy’s blog: www.thearthurz.blogspot.com

Patterned paper: Glitz, October Afternoon, Crate paper: cardstock: Bazzill; embellishments: Chic Tags.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE katrina hunt

“I wanted a bigger picture, so I just made my larger photo 9x4. Then, I replaced the title card with another picture of that size. I used the sketch mainly for my picture placement and nothing else! I also filled in some of the sun rays with sequins, by adding Supertape by ThermOWeb in the areas where I wanted the sequins and then just layered them, starting at the farthest point of the ray and working toward the center.�

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here comes the sun BY KATRINA HUNT (Springfield, Missouri)

............................. Katrina’s blog: www.paperscissorsandglue .blogspot.com

Patterned paper: Authentique, Fancy Pants Designs; diecuts, stickers: Authentique; sequins: Studio Calico; adhesive: ThermOWeb.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE lynette jacobs “I loved this sketch. I also love big photos so I adjusted the layout to incorporate one 7x5 and three 3.5x5 photos. I also increased the length of the pennants to 8.5 inches and adjusted the number of pennants to incorporate the larger photos.�

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happy birthday BY LYNETTE JACOBS (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)

............................. Lynette’s blog: www.creativemoments lynette.blogspot.com

Patterned paper: My Minds Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; chipboard, stickers: My Minds Eye; border punch: Martha Stewart; butterfly punches: Martha Stewart, Upikit; pearls: Fabscraps; stencil: Prima; embroidery floss: DMC; other: Shimmerz Texturez.

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steffanie seiler

Washi tape: Queen & Co; vinyl: Silhouette America; punches: EK Success, Creative Memories; other: twine, eyelets, cardstock, embroidery floss.

bookmark

“I saw this tag sketch and immediatley thought ‘bookmark!’ Washi tape and some vinyl made this really simple and helped to keep it from being bulky. I can definitley see myself making more of these for my book reading friends!


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“The card sketch seemed to have dimension to me, but I was in the mood to make a tag. I just changed the strips to solid strips and then popped up the middle one with foam adhesive. Where the message went, I just added a little banner tag and the unicorn die-cut. Pefect tag to surprise a little girl with!�

Patterned paper: Imaginisce; diecuts: Imaginisce; adhesive: ThermOWeb; tag: Staples.

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lindsey amschler Patterned paper: Authentique; cardstock: American Crafts; diecuts: Authentique; dies: Sizzix; metal photos corners, stencil: Tim Holtz; ink, paint: Ranger; spray mist: Lindy’s Stamp Gang; pen: Uniball; flower: I Am Roses; ribbon: Hug Snug; other: notebook.

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“This month's tag sketch was an inspirational starting point when creating an altered composition notebook. The beautiful vintage patterns of the Harmony line by Authentique worked well with this sketch. I love how it turned out!”


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“Because I chose the 12x12 layout size, I had to cut down how far the strips on the tag sketch went up the corner. I changed the layout of the pictures because of this. I added balance by placing some extras in the top corner. I was going to have a title around my pictures, but then I placed words along the strips and it just seemed to be perfect there!�

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Patterned paper: Imaginisce; die-cut tag: Imaginisce; adhesive 3D foam squares, sticky dot mini tape runner, zots: ThermOWeb; corrugated cardboard words: Jillibean Soup; pen: Sharpie; other: sequins, resin flowers.

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how can you

resist?

by tammy tutterow

Resist papers can open tons of possibilities, but you may not know that they can be a do-ityourself project. Follow a few easy steps, and you will be guaranteeing that your project will transform into a one-ofa-kind creation.

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tammy tutterow technique tutorial Resist papers are a lot of fun to create with. Several manufacturers make resist pages in white and kraft that are perfect for adding inks and color sprays to. When combined with inks, they can become a perfectly matched addition to any page, card, art journal, or mixed media project. What you might not realize is that resist papers are really easy to make. By making your own resist papers you are guaranteeing that your project will be as unique as you are!

1 Begin with a heavy-weight smooth cardstock. You will want to select a cardstock that will stand up to inks and mists without warping. Keep in mind that the resist will protect the color of the cardstock so choose a color that you will want to show.

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making resist paper Stamp the image onto the cardstock using clear embossing ink. Sprinkle clear embossing powder onto the wet ink. Tap any excess off. I keep my embossing powder in a sandwich size storage container so that I can sprinkle and tap the excess off right back into the container. It makes using the powder and clean up much easier.

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Use a heat tool to melt the embossing powder.

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After melting the image will be clear and slightly shiny.

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Continue stamping and adding embossing powder to your cardstock piece as desired.

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After stamping and embossing, apply inks or spray colorants to the paper. You can apply color over the top of the embossed areas.

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You can also add additional stamped images over the embossed design. Because the original image Layer as many colors as you like. If you use is protected with the embossing sprays or mists, use a dry cloth to soak up powder, any new stamped excess color between layers so that the cardstock does not become too saturated. Use images will look like they are in the background. a heat tool after blotting to dry the cardstock.

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After inking and stamping, use a dry cloth to buff the embossed design. The cloth will remove the stamping and ink from the embossing, leaving a clean embossed design.


technique tutorial the finished product: custom resist paper

Tammy Tutterow, technique blogger extraordinaire (think stamping, die-cutting, mixed media, papercrafts, cardmaking, art journals, art tags, fabric crafts, and ribbonwork), is the media specialist for Tim Holtz brands. She is a former member of the Tim Holtz design team, and serves on the Xyron and Petaloo design teams. Tammy creates classes and teaches for Big Picture Classes.

TAMMY’S BLOG: www.tammytutterow.com

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four new collections available August 14 at scrapbookgeneration.com • Legacy • Frankie and Friends • Cozy Christmas • Sweater Weather

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gallery We invited readers to send layouts and cards and tags based on the four sketches by Allison Davis and Debbie Sanders featured in the June issue of CREATE. We’re happy to share what scrapbookers around the globe are doing with SG sketches!

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UP FOR THE CHALLENGE... In June, the Pink Paislee design team created beautiful projects with the four sketches below by SG sketch designers Allison Davis and Debbie Sanders. Then, it was your turn! Check out the following pages to see how CREATE readers interpreted the layout, card, and tag sketches from our June issue.

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beach walk assateague

by SUZANNA LEE (GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA)

Patterned paper: Pebbles; cardstock: Core’dinations; stickers, washi tape, treat bag: Pebbles; letter stickers: Pebbles, basicGrey; bling: Doodlebug; ribbon: May Arts.

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Suzanna added whimsy to her layout by cutting out cloud shapes from

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Have an interesting element you want to include? Add it as a photo mat, like this glittery treat bag repurposed into a clever background piece!

the paper strips at the top of her layout.

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quebec city

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BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House; embellishments: Creative Embellishments; ink: Ranger; pen: Staedtler; other: cardstock, tags, metal, twine, brads, buttons.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Your photos won’t work in sizes shown? Keep the grid size the same, change orientation and sizes of the photos! Bev uses a variety of items, sizes, and shapes -- in cohesive tones -- in the embellishment cluster.

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monster trucks

BY JENNIFER PIOTROFSKI (CANADA)

Patterned paper: American Crafts, My Minds Eye, Simple Stories, Upsy Daisy Designs; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; jigsaw shapes: Making Memories; borders, wood: BasicGrey; flair: A Flair for Buttons; pen: Sakura; other: brads.

best day ever

BY CORRINA COLQUHOUN (CANADA)

Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; wood title: Fancy Pants Designs; flowers: Prima; wood shapes: Jillibean Soup, Queen & Co.; other: buttons, brads.

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lego maniacs

GALLERY

by lori brown (manhattan, illinois)

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Close to my heart; chipboard, stickers: Echo Park Paper; stamps, ink, twine, ribbon: Close to my heart; other: brads.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Have paper with a large pattern you want to include? Use it in the title area so it isn’t hidden by photos! Instead of using stickers or die-cut letters, Lori stamped her title (in two contrasting fonts) directly on the layout.

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oh happy day

by jEnnifEr sodowsky (PonCa City, oklahoma)

Patterned paper: Quick Quotes; flowers: Prima; pearls: Eyelet outlet; twine: maya road; date stamp: heidi swapp; ink: Quick Quotes, stampin’ up; other: buttons.

sunshine, sand & smiles

by laura sormani (nEw City, nEw york)

Patterned paper: simple stories; cardstock: american Crafts; stickers, chipboard: simple stories; buttons: basicGrey; enamel dots: my mind’s Eye, teresa Collins; other: postcard.

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i’ll look back on this & smile

by AMy ROLLER (SPARTA, MISSOURI)

Patterned paper: Simple Stories, My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Colorbok; stickers: Simple Stories, My Mind’s Eye, Jolee’s; titles: Pebbles; chipboard flowers: My Mind’s Eye.

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Amy used colorful word stickers not just for accents, but for

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Want to use more photos? There’s always a way...like dividing a 6x4 photo into two 3x4s, or adding 2x2s or smaller in areas that show embellishments!

part of the journaling for her layout.

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seashore explorers

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by Noelle mchoNe (chaNdler, arizoNa)

Patterned paper: We r memory Keepers, crate Paper, colorbok; cardstock: close To my heart; stickers: We r memory Keepers, little yellow bicycle; bling: close To my heart.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Need more room for photos? Keep the photo grid the same width, but expand upward to allow for larger photos! Noelle uses themed diecuts to enhance the meaning of her title and help carry out the theme of the layout.

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road to all-stars

by reNee WhiTe (PiNe bluff, arKaNsas)

Patterned paper: simple stories; cardstock: Paper studio; letter stickers, hello die-cut: simple stories; brads: simple stories, Prima; staples: Tim holtz Tiny attacher; pen: american crafts.

time to shine

by lisa doNes (hayWard, califorNia)

Patterned paper: Glitz, die cuts With a View, my mind’s eye; embellishments: my mind’s eye; washi tape: Queen & co; mini-banner: forever in Time; flowers: Petaloo.

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happy together

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by amy roller (sparta, missouri)

patterned paper: simple stories; cardstock: Colorbok, stampin’ up; chipboard words: maya road; resin flowers, wood shapes: my mind’s eye.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Not a big fan of banners? Use that area for some personalized embellishments, like these mason jars. Amy gave her mason jars some personality by embellishing them with wood, resin, and paper die-cuts.

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waiting for the fireworks

by wendy palmer (Clinton, utah)

patterned paper: die Cuts with a View; cardstock: Close to my heart, bazzill; buttons: basicGrey; punch, ribbon: stampin’ up; acrylic paint: apple barrel; ink: Close to my heart; pen: sakura; embroidery floss: dmC.

this makes me smile

by wendy tipton (republiC, missouri)

patterned paper: echo park paper; cardstock: Colorbok; journaling cards: american Crafts, simple stories; brads: my mind’s eye; sequins: doodlebug; ink: Colorbox; embroidery floss: dmC; other: buttons.

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monuments of the battlefield BY HOLLY MCLELLAN (MOBILE, ALABAMA) Patterned paper: BoBunny, Kersten; cardstock: Paper Studio; stickers, bling: BoBunny; stickers: Stamping Station; die-cuts: East Coast Die Cuts.

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Holly gave the patriotic papers a more vintage feel by

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Want to include memorabilia? Try making a map (or other ephemera) an integral of the area surrounding the focal point photo and title.

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we’re looking for

HALLOWEEN & AUTUMN READERS GALLERY SUBMISSIONS

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FOR THE OCTOBER 2014 ISSUE OF CREATE

One-page layout and/or two-page layout submissions should be sent to submissions@scrapbookgeneration.com. All layouts should focus on a theme related to the fall season, or to Halloween.

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Be sure to have AUTUMN READERS GALLERY as the subject of the email. Submissions DO NOT have to be based on a sketch, but if a sketch is used, it should be a Scrapbook Generation sketch. An individual may submit more than one layout, but each must be sent in a separate email. All files sent should be under 1MB.

Include your name and address.

If your submission is chosen for publication, we will contact you with information about sending a second photo meeting more specific requirements, plus a supply list.

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The call for the Halloween and Autumn Readers Gallery ends on September 8, 2014.


we’re looking for

CHRISTMAS READERS GALLERY SUBMISSIONS

1

FOR THE NOVEMBER 2014 ISSUE OF CREATE

One-page layout and/or two-page layout submissions should be sent to submissions@scrapbookgeneration.com. All layouts should focus on a theme related to Christmas, Hanukkah, or other December holiday.

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Be sure to have CHRISTMAS READERS GALLERY as the subject of the email. Submissions DO NOT have to be based on a sketch, but if a sketch is used, it should be a Scrapbook Generation sketch. An individual may submit more than one layout, but each must be sent in a separate email. All files sent should be under 1MB.

Include your name and address.

If your submission is chosen for publication, we will contact you with information about sending a second photo meeting more specific requirements, plus a supply list.

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The call for the Christmas Readers Gallery ends on October 6, 2014.


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proud parents GALLERY

BY STACIA BRANDT (MANHEIM, PENNSYLVANIA)

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Doodlebug; stickers: Simple Stories; letters: American Crafts; enamel dots: Simple Stories; pen: Sakura; ink: Prima.

Stacia uses clusters of faux stitching to replace the visual triangle of tiny dots shown on the sketch.

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Irit uses texture paste and a mask

all things bright & beautiful BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL)

with a chevron pattern to scatter light touches of pale color.

Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; 3D stickers, puffy stickers: Paper House Productions; chipboard: Creative Embellishments; bling: Molossi; masks: Prima, A2Z Scraplets; stamps: Cornish Heritage Farms; ink: Ranger; mists: Lindy's Stamp Gang; plastic bubble: Epiphany Crafts; punches: Epiphany Crafts, McGill; other: texture paste.

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puppy love BY NOELLE MCHONE (CHANDLER, ARIZONA) Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Paper Studio, Die Cuts with a View; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers, die-cuts: American Crafts, Simple Stories; bling: Paper Studio; rub-on: Stampin' Up.

smile BY CHRISTINE MEYER (MILFORD, ILLINOIS) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions, Jillibean Soup, We R Memory Keepers; stickers: Little Yellow Bicycle.

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Denise’s pairing of sepia photos with colorful papers allows for

adorable imp BY DENISE STORCK (ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA) Digital layout. Patterned papers: BasicGrey, Cosmo Cricket; elements: Jessica Sprague; journaling strips: Denise Storck.

harmonious mix of quiet and bold.

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happy birthday BY CORRINA COLQUHOUN (CANADA) Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; wooden buttons: Jillibean Soup; title: Miss Kate’s Cuttables.

dream come true BY TAMMI BENNETT (LOCUST GROVE, VIRGINIA) Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye; flair, brads, chipboard, enamel dots, stickers: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; mist: Heidi Swapp Color Shine.

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Giorgia uses bold patterned paper in a way that compliments her photos instead of competing with

road trip BY GIORGIA ROSSINI (ITALY) Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House, Lily Bee Design; stamp: American Crafts; ink: Stazon, Hero Arts.

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florida sunshine state BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: Robin’s Nest; stickers: Paper House; dew drops: Robin’s Nest; accent: Creative Embellishment; pen: Staedtler; other: masking, gesso, burlap.

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Bev uses a “photo realistic” patterned paper to set the scene for her beach photos.


Holly incorporates paws in a variety of sizes and materials to get her message

four-legged friends are the best BY HOLLY MCLELLAN (MOBILE, ALABAMA) Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: Paper Studio; chipboard, die-cuts, buttons: BoBunny; stamp: Dollar Tree; ink: Colorbox.

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love you BY WENDY TIPTON (REPUBLIC, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Pebbles, Fancy Pants Designs, Echo Park Paper, We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Authentique; brads: My Mind’s Eye; sequins: Doodlebug; heart punch: EK Success; ink: Colorbox; embroidery floss: DMC.

what a charmer BY AMY ROLLER (SPARTA, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Pink Paislee, My Mind’s Eye; stickers: Adorn-It, My Mind’s Eye; letter stickers: Cosmo Cricket, My Mind’s Eye.

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Diane uses cubes of paper in varying sizes and colors to carry out the Rubik’s Cube theme of her

she is...totally 80’s BY DIANE IVERSEN (MT. VERNON, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; stickers: Fancy Pants Designs; letter stickers: American Crafts, Making Memories; other: cardstock, embroidery floss.

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believe in him GALLERY

BY CHRISTINE MEYER (MILFORD, ILLINOIS) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; stickers: Paper House Productions; chipboard: Leaky Shed Studio; glitter tape: American Crafts; staples: Tim Holtz.

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Bev used a trio of items, but made a diagonal formation instead of a horizontal one.

happy as a lark BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; stickers: Paper House Productions; accents: SRM; ink: Ranger; other: cardstock, twine, metal key.

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let the sunshine in BY HOLLY MCLELLAN (MOBILE, ALABAMA) Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Paper Studio; stamp: Prima; markers: Copic.

Holly turns the card on end to make room for an oversized stamped image.

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for someone special BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Paper House Productions; punches: McGill; stamp: Inspired by Stamping; ink: Clearsnap; other: twine.

love BY BEV CODE (CANADA)

Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; accents: SRM; other: cardstock, twine, metal key.

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happy birthday BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; stickers: Paper House Productions; ink: Colorbox; other: cardstock; twine.

Bev reinforces the floral theme of her birthday card by both paper and stickers.

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we’re looking for

READERS GALLERY SUBMISSIONS

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FOR THE OCTOBER 2014 ISSUE OF CREATE

Submissions should be sent to submissions@scrapbookgeneration.com. Be sure to have OCTOBER READERS GALLERY as the subject of the email. Submissions must be based on one of the four free sketches in this issue.

An individual may submit more than one project, but each must be sent in a separate email.

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All files sent should be under 1MB. Include your name and address.

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i can do all things

thyme to garden

BY CHRISTINE MEYER (MILFORD, ILLINOIS)

BY BEV CODE (CANADA)

Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; cardstock: American Crafts; canvas stickers: Paper House Productions; other: ribbon.

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Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; stickers, canvas stickers: Paper House Productions; sticker: SRM; pen: Staedtler; other: cardstock, ribbon.


Irit uses mesh as a backdrop for embellishments, and also to add texture to her tag.

love BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; 3D stickers: Paper House Productions; ink: Clearsnap; lace: Love My Tapes; ribbons: May Arts; other: mesh.

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hello sunshine BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; stickers: Paper House Productions, SRM; ink: Ranger; other: cardstock, twine, stick pin, ribbon.

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61 years BY HOLLY MCLELLAN (MOBILE, ALABAMA) Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; letter stickers: Dollar Tree; ribbons, bling: Prima; flower ribbon: Offray.

Holly used the tag sketch to create a banner for her parents’ wedding anniversary.

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• Tag: I had so much fun recreating the pattern on the card sketch for August. It served as a great background for the rest of my decorative tag.

• Patterned paper: Authentique; corrugated cardstock: Fancy Pants Designs; tag: Ranger; stamp: Prima; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; enamel star: Doodlebug; doily die: Prima; thanks die: Lawn Fawn; stencil, ink, paint: Ranger; punch: Martha Stewart; markers: Copic; pen: Uniball; bow: American Crafts; spray ink: Lindy’s Stamp Gang; ribbon: Hug Snug; flower: I Am Roses.


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thanks thanks thanks

“Greet every morning with open arms and say thanks every night with a full heart. Each day is a precious gift to be savored and used....” REGInA BRETT

by Lindsey Amschler


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