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ISSUE 12 - JANUARY 2015

inspiration: Jillibean Soup four fun & free sketches 223 yummy design ideas


• Papers, cardstock, embellishments, stamps, and ink, combined with sketches designed for you by Debbie Sanders equals eight double-page layouts ready in a snap.

• You'll receive all the products shown above, plus eight sketches, a cutting guide, and eight photos of the layouts. (Click on the link below to see a list of the kit contents.)

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keeping

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a letter from the editor

Do all you young things realize that in the old days, we had to wait days, weeks, yes, even months to see if our photographs turned out okay? And by “okay,” I mean that the people in them could actually be identified? In addition to having to send film “off” to be developed, it was apparently a felony, at least in Missouri where I grew up, to remove film from a camera unless all 24 shots had been taken. And to do that, you didn’t just snap photos of your shoes or your lunch or a bug. It had to be Something Important. Instant gratification it was not. And more often than not, there was disappointment. Frustration. Irritation. Recrimination. The photos were too light. They were too dark. Little Jimmy was picking his nose in the front row of the group shot. Fan-tastic. Regardless of all the hoops we had to jump through, from buying film to loading cameras to waiting on the results, I’ve always, always been crazy about photos. And that’s a good thing, because my entire adult life, my jobs have revolved around them. My first career as a journalism teacher and yearbook and newspaper adviser came with many thrills, including dreading letting certain students loose with the camera at school. That was because I was the one who had to pick up the photos after they were developed. I always got a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach when the guy at the counter smirked as he handed me the envelope. Always a fairly good indicator that I wasn’t going to like what I saw inside. And yes, thank God the yearbook publishing company caught what I missed that one year in the early 90s. The baseball player in the back row of the team photo flipping off the camera. Dodged the bullet on that one. My second career equally revolves around photos. For scrapbook layouts to display in our store. For blog posts. For Facebook posts. For Instagram. For newsletters. For this magazine.

So what do I do in my free time? More often than not, I’ll be found scrapbooking, surrounded by photos. Author Eudora Welty said “A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.” And there are so very many moments I want to hold tight and never let go. Like this photo of my grandson Drew, taken about a month ago. There’s just something about it that draws me in like a magnet. I think it’s because I can see, for the first time, a glimpse of the young man he will become. I’ve stared and stared. I see his dad’s mouth. I see his mom’s red hair. I see his grandfather’s freckles. I try to see myself. And I think how wonderful it is to be a part of him, this amazing creature who is my grandson. I can’t wait to scrapbook this photo. DREW DAVIS, AGE 9. I want to record, for myself and for Drew, exactly how I feel when I look at this sweet image. This month, I challenge you to do the same. Find a photograph that is special to you. That speaks to you. Then scrapbook it. Keep a moment from running away.

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contents JANUARY 2015

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Dazzling Die-Cuts

The CREATE team members show 11 clever ways to use and alter simple die-cuts for maximum eyeappeal.

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Sketch Support

Design expert Allison Davis shows how to get five distinctive looks from her free onepage sketch for January.

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Jillibean Soup

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Color Challenge

Design team members of this popular brand share their talent, using four free SG sketches to make 18 yummy projects.

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Grid All Over

Sketch artist Debbie Sanders and members of the CREATE team use a one-page sketch with a distinctive grid design.

8 party time with lindsey • 24 sketch anatomy •

SG’s talented CREATE team takes on color, by making beautiful layouts inspired by six color swatches.

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Tiny Touches

Real World

Meet Stephanie Feltus. She shares how scrapbooking has impacted her life, and the challenges the hobby brings.

Lindsey Amschler shows how to make six unique embellishments just waiting for layouts or cards. Eye candy for sure.

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Themebusters

The broad themes of winter and of love deliver all kinds of scrapbook layout possibilities for the CREATE team.

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Readers Gallery

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

enge • 171 journaling challenge • 205 cards & tags • 221 altered creations


scrapbook generation’s

create EDITOR-IN-CHIEF debbie sanders SKETCH ARTISTS

allison davis & debbie sanders

ON THE COVER

RIGHT BEFORE MY EYES by Allison Davis

Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; letter stickers: Doodlebug; foam letters: American Crafts; chipboard letters: American Crafts; metal word: Jillibean Soup; die-cut circles: Jillibean Soup; star punch: EK Success; circle punch: Recollections; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic.

Scrapbook Generation’s CREATE is published every other month by Scrapbook Generation, Inc. and is available as a free download. Contact us at: 330 E Battlefield, Suite C Springfield, MO 65807 417-886-0440

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

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

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

allison davis

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY stacey atchley

CREATE TEAM • Lindsey Amschler • Wendy Antenucci • Christy Arthur • Estrella Barba • Lindsay Bateman • Ruth Bonser • Stacia Brandt • Laurie Danielle • Victoria Freeze • Penny Grimsley • Katrina Hunt • Noey Hunt • Diane Iversen • Lynette Jacobs • Mary Ann Jenkins • Rebecca Keppel • Tasha Key • Moon Lee • Suzanna Lee • Monique Liedtke • Cynthia Llorens • Jennie McGarvey • Juliana Michaels • Julie Mowen • Latrice Murphy • Jowilna Nolte • Colleen O’Keefe • Erin Reed • Heather Robertson • Karin Rush • Steffanie Seiler • Irit Shalom • Nikki Sivils • Denise Storck • Glenda Viljoen • Missy Whidden


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artytime by Lindsey Amschler

Patterned paper: Authentique; manila cardstock: Ranger; die-cuts: Authentique, Crate Paper; bling: My Mind's Eye; brads: We R Memory Keepers: buckle: Tim Holtz; ribbon: Hug Snug; thread: DMC; ink: Ranger, Prima; paint: Ranger; pen: Uniball; embossing powder: American Crafts; doily die: Prima; vine, leaf dies: Kaisercraft; corner, swirl dies: Spellbinders; die-cut machine: Cricut; stamp: Tim Holtz; punch: EK Success; other: lace, bag.

• Gift bag: To create this vintage suitcase inspired bag, first cut and adhere patterned paper to fit the front of bag. Add additional strips of coordinating patterned paper to front of bag and at the corners. Attach brads and buckle clasp to paper and adhere to bag. Die-cut flowers and vines and adhere to bag. Add sentiment and finish by tying a ribbon to the handle of the bag. • Card: Cut patterned paper to create card base. Cut and tear paper around the edges to create a vintage look. Adhere and layer two different pieces of patterned paper. Adhere vintage image from patterned paper to card front. Layer lace and ribbon onto card. Die-cut a swirl corner from patterned paper and adhere. Layer small green leaf die-cuts and sentiment to the front of card. • Heart candy pocket: Die-cut two hearts from patterned paper. Pierce holes, hand-stitch hearts together. Stamp and layer die-cut shapes on top of heart. Adhere ribbon and bow to the front. Fill with candy.

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Electronic or manual. Take your pick. Choose sides. Or choose both! Personal die-cutting machines are an important part of a scrapbooker’s tool kit. Use the die-cuts simply, or kick them up a notch, like we asked members of the SG CREATE team to do.

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fun ................. techniques ahead


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Cutting die-cuts in white allows you to make them a custom color with inks, mists, paints, or pens. You can also use a pen to trace around the edges for an extra “pop.”

ONE • For the background, I cut the “love” file. I wanted to keep it mostly white, but I used distress ink and a foam applicator to make the upper left and lower right parts light pink. TWO • The smaller die-cut is part of my title. Again, I cut the words “so much” in white cardstock. I wanted to change it up a bit, so I inked the bottoms of each letter with blue distress inks and a foam applicator. THREE • To make the letters pop even more, I traced around the edges with a white gel pen.

create team • missy whidden • florida • her blog

so much xo

Patterned paper: American Crafts, My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Craft Smith, Colorbok; embellishments: Crate Paper, Studio Calico, My Mind’s Eye, Freckled Fawn; thread: Coats; ink: Tim Holtz, Color Box; pen: Sharpie; mists: Heidi Swapp; die-cuts: The Cut Shoppe; punches: Fiskars.

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Creating an ombre look is a clever way to add drama to a larger die-cut with clusters of negative spaces. Hand-stitching can also help emphasize the shape of the design.

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ONE • I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the heart die-cut. TWO • I traced the heart onto the white cardstock. THREE • I blended three colors of panpastels in white, permanent red tint, and magenta to create an ombre effect behind the die-cut. FOUR • I attached the heart and then did some handstitching around the heart. FIVE • I embellished some of the larger hearts within the die-cut with little pearls.

create team • lynette jacobs • south africa • her blog

delightful

Patterned papers: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; brads, enamel dots, flair, die-cuts: My Mind’s Eye; chipboard: Blue Fern Studios; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Ranger Distress Ink; mists: Lindy's Stamp Gang; other: PanPastels.

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Making a striking title collage becomes even easier when you make use of pre-made die-cuts and ephemera, available with many paper collections.

ONE • The reason I love purchased die-cuts is that the pack is full of different shapes, colors, and materials to use. TWO • I layered these die-cuts with some scraps and stickers to make the embellishments on my own. THREE • The last step is to put them all together based on the latest sketch as a big banner with the title.

create team • moon lee • taiwan • her blog

travel kyoto

Patterned paper: Crate Paper, We R Memory Keepers, KaiserCraft, My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Jillibean Soup; diecuts: BasicGrey.

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Textured paper can add a whole new dimension to die-cuts, especially when ink is added to bring out the detail. Die-cuts also invite extra touches like hand-stitching.

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ONE • I used textured handmade paper to create the leaves. TWO • Each leaf was inked with daubers in fall colors. THREE • I adhered the leaves with a glue dot so I could bend the edges away from the page. FOUR • The tree shape was run through a Xyron sticker machine. FIVE • I adhered the image; pierced holes about 1/8 inch apart on the die-cut. SIX • The image was hand-stitched directly to the page with floss in a contrasting color.

create team • diane iversen • missouri • her blog

35 miles

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; letter stickers: Lilly Bee Designs, American Crafts; stickers: Simple Stories; ink: Ranger; die-cuts: Taylored Expressions, Cricut; other: cardstock, embroidery floss.

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Get inspired by templates and masks, then create your own background page by replicating, re-sizing, and rotating a cut file shape with an electronic machine.

ONE • I used a die-cut image to create a random pattern of snowflakes on a 12x12 template. TWO • I used one die-cut file and then replicated, resized, and rotated, so that no snowflakes are alike. THREE • I cut the 12x12 pattern on smooth white cardstock, set the cut-out snowflakes aside, and used the “negative” as a background. (Peel the “negative” off the mat carefully to avoid tears.) FOUR • I used spray adhesive to mat the snowflake negative onto a piece of patterned paper. The paper behind the snowflake negative helped define the snowflakes.

create team • penny grimsley • texas • her blog

mickey’s very merry Patterned paper: October Afternoon cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Authentique; word stickers and strip: Authentique, October Afternoon; brads: October Afternoon; small diecuts: October Afternoon; enamel dots: October Afternoon; punch: EK Success; die-cut machine: Silhouette Cameo; cut files: (snowflakes) Echo Park #52132, (title) Silhouette Cameo Merry Snowflake #36148; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

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Even though there are thousands of cut files out there for electronic die-cut machines, sometimes you can’t find the perfect one. Try altering an existing file to suit your needs.

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ONE • Choose mug and snowflake files. TWO • Ungroup and eliminate pieces not needed. THREE • Place remaining pieces together and size to fit each other. FOUR • Group images and resize to fit layout. FIVE • Ungroup and cut individual pieces. SIX • Assemble; embellish. I added Stickles glitter glue to the snowflakes and inked the edges of other pieces. SEVEN • I decided to add mittens to contribute to my snowy theme. They came from yet another file. I initially cut the mitten tether from paper but decided to use twine instead. Just another way to make a file your own!

create team • steffanie seiler • oregon • her blog

cozy with hot cocoa Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: SEI; letter stickers: Echo Park Paper: stickers: Echo Park Paper; wood veneer: Studio Calico; corrugated alphabet: Jillibean Soup; twine: Doodlebug; washi tape: Queen & Co; ink: Stampin' Up; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; die-cuts: Silhouette America; sketch: Scrapbook Generation; other: vellum die-cuts, doily.

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Purchased die-cut and ephemera packs are definitely time savers for busy scrapbookers. Pick and choose the ones that fit best with your layout, layer them, and admire.

ONE • After placing all the paper layers I placed the die-cut shapes. TWO • The shapes are of animals or beach items, so I surrounded them around the pictures to frame them. THREE • Some I layered under papers, some I put on top. FOUR • If it was an animal I did not want to cut the head off, so that helped decide which side of the page the die-cut went on. FIVE • For the coral I had it “growing” from the top of the layers so they would show and not be covered if I placed them at the bottom. SIX • I even used one of the die-cuts (beach) as my title.

create team • erin reed • texas • her blog

beach

Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; cardstock: DCWV; letter stickers: Glitz; stickers: Paper House Productions; die-cuts: Paper House Productions; chalkboard: Paper House Productions; canvas: Paper House Productions; burlap: Canvas Corp; stain and ink: Ranger & Prima; pencil: General's Pencils; adhesive: Tombow.

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Look for opportunities to use simple die-cut shapes in unexpected ways, like making an eye-catching banner from tags of different sizes, colors, and patterns.

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I love to use products in unexpected ways. ONE • I die-cut some different sized tags and embossed some of them. TWO • I arranged them with twine to make a banner. THREE • I sanded the edges of the photos to make them pop a little. (This layout is also based on the January CREATE two-page sketch in this issue. I scaled it down to create a single page.)

create team • heather robertson • alaska • her blog

snow happy to be free

Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock: Recollections; letter stickers: Echo Park Paper, Bella Blvd; doily: Joann’s; wood veneer: Lawn Fawn, Studio Calico; journaling spot: Jillibean Soup; gold trim: Teresa Collins Designs; eyelets: Recollections; sheer word: Heidi Swapp; twine: Walmart; tag die: Sizzix; embossing folders: Spellbinders, Sizzix; other: recycled corrugated paper.

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Use mists to create an ombre effect on a white die-cut, then take it a step further and use a stencil with a small design to add a layer of pattern with paint.

ONE • Use a Silhouette die-cutting machine to cut out the die-cut using plain white cardstock. TWO • To create an "ombre" effect using spray mists, use three mists along the same color range. Spray the darkest color across the top, the next darkest across the middle and the lightest across the bottom. THREE • Once dry, use a stencil and white acrylic paint to add some fun stencilling texture. Apply the paint to the stencil using a make-up sponge. Dab the paint onto the stencil lightly.

create team • lindsay bateman • canada • her blog

bliss love Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Heidi Swapp; chipboard: Heidi Swapp; mists: Heidi Swapp; stencil: Heidi Swapp; stamps: Ali Edwards; other: acrylic paint.

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Getting double duty from die-cuts by using the materials left over makes a positive from a negative, so to speak. Use large negative space items as a page element.

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Die-cuts are absolutely everywhere and it's not hard to see why. They are fun to use and can easily make your layout into whatever you would like it to be. ONE • One of my favorite ways to use them (from a die-cut machine) is to use the negative space from a die-cut. TWO • When I cut these stars from the patterned paper I had anticipated using them on a different page. THREE • Instead, I took the leftover page and used it to layer with my other patterned papers.

create team • jennie mcgarvey • indiana • her blog

you are a star Patterned paper: Doodlebug; letter stickers: Bella Blvd, Jillibean Soup; stickers: Doodlebug; buttons: Doodlebug; mini paper clips: Doodlebug; die-cut machine: Silhouette Cameo.

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Die-cuts can add dimension to a layout, like this garden of colorful flowers created by using wafer-thin dies and a manual die-cutting machine.

ONE • First I made the background and both pages using acrylic gesso and a stencil. TWO • Then I applied the same glimmer mist, panpastels, and gelatos. THREE • I love layers, so I made a lot on both pages. FOUR • I used cardboard and gesso and this wonderful collection from Glitz Design: “77.” FIVE • I made all the flowers for my page using Heartfelt Creations dies and the Spellbinders die-cut machine.

create team • cynthia llorens • brazil • her blog

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you are special Paper: Glitz Design; embellishments: Glitz Design; chipboard: Momento Divertido Brasil; mists: Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels; gelatos: FaberCastell; dies: Arianna Blun, Spellbinders; other: acrylic gesso, stencil, flowers, pan pastels.

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JANUARY 2015 FREE SKETCH

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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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layouts using an Allison Davis sketch ................


ALLISON DAVIS for

scrapbook generation

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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Allison Davis has written articles for Creating Keepsakes, been a CK Dream Team member, hall of Fame member, 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 has authored 14 best-selling sketch books for Scrapbook Generation. 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. { ALLISoN’S BLoG }

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SKETCH SUPPORT variation

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right before my eyes Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; letter stickers: Doodlebug; foam letters: American Crafts; chipboard letters: American Crafts; metal word: Jillibean Soup; die-cut circles: Jillibean Soup; star punch: EK Success; circle punch: Recollections; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic.

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ALLISON DAVIS for scrapbook generation

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I flipped the sketch from right to left because of my pictures. I like to keep the direction of the photos looking inward, instead of off the page. It helps to keep the attention on the middle of the page. My son, Drew, would have been looking to the right edge so a simple flip of the sketch was an easy solution.

I changed up the background strips a little by adding a larger strip of cardstock and only having one banner strip instead of three as suggested on the sketch. Both of these changes were minor and nothing else on the page had to be adjusted to accommodate the changes.

For several reasons, I really didn't want to crop my main photo down to 4x4, so I kept the picture uncropped as a 4x6. The biggest thing I had to change was moving the 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 photo to the side of the photo instead of below it.


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valentine’s day Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye, Fancy Pants Designs, American Crafts, Authentique, Jillibean Soup; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; chipboard letters: American Crafts; metal word: Jillibean Soup; stickers: Echo Park Paper, 7Gypsies; heart punches: Martha Stewart, EK Success, Recollections; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic.

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I stretched the one-page sketch into a twopage layout by repeating the 4x4 photos across both pages. On the left page I moved the photos to the left so I had room to add another 4x4 photo and then I added two 4x4 photos on the right page. Taking one photo on a one-page sketch and repeating it across two pages is a super easy way to turn a one-page sketch into a two-page layout.

As for the smaller photos on the sketch, I actually followed the sketch pretty closely. I kept the 3x3 photo and 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 photo in the same place and then added another 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 photo. I also added a 2x2 photo on the right edge of the photos.

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In place of the flourishes I made a row of punched hearts and then added a stitched line over them. Even though they don't have the same look and they are stretched over two pages they still follow the same general placement as the sketch suggests.

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happy birthday Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup; stickers: Jillibean Soup; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic.

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I created a two-page layout based on the one-page sketch by stretching the design. With this layout the photos might not look much like the sketch at first sight. I added in a larger (4x6) photo in place of the 4x4 photo and then used 3x4 photos and a 6x4 photo to extend the design across the two pages. In a way ALL of those photos take the place of the 4x4 photo on the sketch.

I still wanted to use the smaller photos so I used one 2x2 in place of the 3x3. I used another 2x2 photo in place of the 2-1/2 x 2-1/2, but moved it to the right to leave room for title and embellishments. I also added a 2x2 photo to the upper right of the 4x6 photo.

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napping on the road Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; foam letters: American Crafts; corrugated letters: Jillibean Soup; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; frames: Jillibean Soup; stickers: Jillibean Soup; wooden arrows: Studio Calico; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic.

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This layout may not look anything like the sketch but trust me, it was inspired by the sketch. Sometimes a certain element on the sketch speaks to you and when you are done, the layout and sketch look nothing alike. I focused on the background strip, the one furthest back, as my background inspiration. I repeated that strip over and over along the back.

The other element I focused on was the 4x4 photo. I planned to extend it across the two pages but realized I could fit more if I switched it to 3x4 photos and I really wanted to use the cute Jillibean Soup frames. The original plan was to do one row of 3x4 photos, but when I figured out the photos I wanted to use, I had way more than that would allow. So, I added in a second row of photos and frames.


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Because I strayed so far from the sketch and ended up taking up so much space with photos, I kind of eliminated the space for the title. I used an area in the middle, overlapping onto the frames and photos for my title.

I ran into the same problem I had with the title with the journaling. Because of the changes I had eliminated my journaling space. My simple solution was to include a 3x4 journaling block into the design with the 3x4 photos and frames.

I still kept the general idea of the embellishments as suggested on the sketch, except I used triangles, arrows, and stitched lines. They still fall in the same general area as the sketch suggests, but I altered them a bit to fit with my design.

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do you want to build a snowman? Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Simple Stories; jewels: Kaisercraft; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic; other: snowflakes.

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This time I used the sketch to create another two-page layout by creating a photo block on the right page to match the sketch. In this case I made the photos block the same height as the background strip to help tie it to the left page. This is such an easy way to convert a one-page sketch into a two-page layout and you can do this with any one-page sketch!

On the left page I changed up the background papers a little. I extended the widths on the two background strips, one of them stretching almost all the way to the left edge. The background strips still follow the same general design, they just are wider.

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In place of the banner strips I added a strip on the edge of each background strip. I also added a strip on the right edge of the photo block on the right page to help tie them all together.

I used the size of photos as suggested on the sketch but I moved them slightly to accommodate my title piece. I moved the 2-1/2 x 2-1/2 photo over to the right and used the title block in its place.

Since I went with a large title piece I moved my journaling to be included within the photo block. I used a 3x3 block of patterned paper as the background and added my journaling strips on top.

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I've been on a kick lately of designing sketches that have small areas -- like these 2x2 squares -- that are intended for clusters of small embellishments. As you’ll see on the pages that follow, members of the CREATE team each had different ideas about how to use this area to best effect. I thoroughly enjoyed using Jillibean Soup products on mine!”


debbie sanders MANSFIELD, MISSOURI

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Patterned papers: Jillibean Soup; stickers: Jillibean Soup, BoBunny; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; ink: Prima; stitching template: Bazzill; embroidery floss: DMC; dies: Sizzix, Echo Park Paper.

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I didn't change the sketch much at all. I just added some fun embellishments that changed it from the ‘winter’ theme to a story about an outing with my grandchildren.”


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Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: My Mind’s Eye; wood veneer: Studio Calico; brads: My Mind’s Eye, Doodlebug; buttons: My Mind’s Eye; chipboard 3: Pink Paislee; embroidery Floss: DMC; other: Silhouette Cameo.

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PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA

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The snowflakes on the sketch inspired me to scrap these winter photos. I followed the sketch pretty closely and used it to help with the placement of my three large photos. However, because I didn't have any other photos to work with, I decided to ‘fill’ the other photo spots with patterned papers and embellishments.”


Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: American Crafts, 3 Birds Design; letter stickers: Elle's Studio; buttons, bling: BoBunny; ink: Ranger; other: Silhouette Cameo.

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CLEVELAND, OHIO

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I loved that this sketch has lots of full 4x6 photos but doesn’t feel at all crowded. This is a great sketch for those who don’t want to spend a long time resizing their photos. I made one grid of 2x2 photos in a 4x6 print for the accent photos, but I easily could have used all embellishments there if I had not had more than four pictures to use. The 3x4 (altered from the original 3x3) was just a cut-down 4x6 print. I love being able to print everything in the cheapest size (4x6). The fact that there were a lot of different patterns meant that I chose to mostly stick with one collection pack of papers, die-cuts and stickers. It saves me a lot of time deciding what to use and I know it will all match. One tip if you are making this as a double page layout: If you start with two sheets of cardstock as a foundation and add all the patterned papers on top there is only one pattern for which you need two sheets; the rest can all be a single 12x12 sheet used across both pages!”


ruth bonser SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

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2015

Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs, Studio Calico; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; rub-ons: Crate Paper; die-cuts: Teresa Collins Designs; enamel Shapes: My Mind’s Eye; ink: Tim Holtz; ink blending foam tool: Ranger.

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The sketch was great to work with even though I changed a few things. As the choice of paper and photos were bright and busy, I decided not to include one of the photos and simplified the banner embellishment cluster.�


glenda viljoen BENONI, SOUTH AFRICA

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2015

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Core’dinations; letter stickers: Simple Stories, Silhouette; embellishments: Simple Stories; punches: EK Success; pen: Ranger Distress Marker; dies: Sizzix scallop nesting set; other: ric rac trim, ribbon.

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I had a great time creating this layout. I, as usual, stayed true to the sketch. It was so fun to create that I didn't want to make many changes. I adored putting the right side panel of the layout together! I think it took me longer to do the panel than the entire layout! I added the corrugated board for depth and texture.�


nikki sivils ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

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Patterned paper, stickers, corrugated board, journaling cards, letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; buttons, bling: My Mind’s Eye; burlap button, house sticker: Nikki Sivils; foam stickers: American Crafts; embroidery floss: DMC; tape: Bella Blvd; ink: VersaMark; other: paper clip.

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I changed the size of some of the 4X6 pictures to 4x4, so this altered the size of the background papers. I made them shorter in height. I also changed the size of the picture on the banner on the right side and doubled the height of one picture. I added journal strips to one of the squares, removing the journaling from the left side and using that space as a subtitle. I also added in some extra little embellishments of wood to the lines above the pictures and little gold drops to the strip below the pictures.�


erin reed PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS

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2015

Patterned paper: The Robin's Nest; cardstock: Die Cuts With a View, The Robin’s Nest; stickers: Die Cuts With a View; dew drops: The Robin's Nest, flowers: Prima, rub-ons: The Robin's Nest; wood: Unique Laser Designs; ribbon, twine: May Arts; ink: Prima; adhesive: Tombow.

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I love using sketches! For me they are a great starting point, something to get me going, and no matter how much I love the sketch and plan to follow it closely it rarely happens that way. Somehow, somewhere along the line it turns into something diffferent. For my layout I dropped one of the portrait photos and moved the grouping on the vertical panel to the centre of the layout. I also changed the small blocks/photos into three landscape photos but kept the circle and flag element with a sticker as my title. The flags at the top of the lefthand page were dropped and just replaced with a small grouping of chipboard elements and a sticker. I like white space and this arrangement gave me more of that. I loved working with this awesome sketch and the end result is very ‘me’.”


jowilna nolte HARTBEESPOORT, SOUTH AFRICA

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2015

Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Fancy Pants Designs, BoBunny; chipboard: BoBunny; ink: Tsukineko stamps: Heidi Swapp, KaiserCraft; stencil: Prima; other: buttons, brads, pearls, diamante, washi tape, embroidery thread.

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This sketch was perfect for me because I love to take vertical photos. With this sketch, I could just follow the instructions and have fun playing with colors and patterns. I brought the purple out of my photos, added green for contrast, and layered all of the patterns together.�


noey hunt WOODINVILLE, WASHINGTON

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2015

Patterned papers: Heidi Grace, SEI, Doodlebug, We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Sassafras; stickers: Doodlebug, TPC Studios, American Crafts, Heidi Grace; flowers: Prima; washi tape: Little B; die cuts: Cricut.

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Per my usual, I stuck rather closely to the sketch and didn't deviate too far from it's original glory. I didn't have a suitable picture for the one of the 4x6 slots so instead I subbed a 4x4 square that was matted on a 4x6 piece of complimentary background paper.�


suzanna lee 2015

Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers, American Crafts, My Mind’s Eye, Pink Paislee, Crate Paper, Webster’s Pages, Bella Blvd; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts, Teresa Collins Designs; stickers: Darice (number), Teresa Collins Designs, American Crafts (cork); dies: Little B.

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GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA

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I'm a digital scrapper, and found that this sketch required many more layers than any other layout I've ever created! Nothing like a great challenge to learn and stretch my creativity in ways I never had before.�


Digital papers and elements: Echo Park Paper; word bubble element, banner template: Dani Mogstad; heart punch: Stampin’ Up.

denise storck 2015

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The background is made with stamping, heat embossing, masking with texture paste, and adding glitter over the paste. The interesting thing about this page is making 3D photos with the same and different photos glued one over another with 3D foam glue. For the large photo I printed it twice, then cut one into two parts and added both parts over the bottom photo. The smaller one was made with two different photos one over another. Together they made a 3D scene.


irit shalom REHOVOT, ISRAEL

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2015

Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers, canvas stickers: Paper House Productions; stamps: Inspired by Stamping; stencil: Tando Creative; ink: Ranger, Tsukineko; embossing powder: Wow! Embossing Powders; punches: Martha Stewart, EK Success; other: texture paste.

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

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Lora Dobrowolski, graphic design

meet the team

Lora started with Jillibean Soup this past year and brings past industry experience and knowledge to assist in developing great new products. Lora resides in Michigan.

Robyn Meierotto, graphic design Robyn also started with the Jillibean Soup team this past year. She assists Kimber McGray with marketing needs as well as helps prepare factory files. Robyn lives in Iowa.

Kimber McGray, marketing director

Jill Yegerlehner, owner Jill conceptualized the company in 2007, and launched the first products in the fall of 2008. Jill can be seen doing just about every job the company offers – she’s not just the “Big Bean.”

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Kimber actually came on early in 2009. She saw some of Jill’s products in a local Ohio store and reached out to Jill because she had never heard of the company. Kimber assists with the design team, coordinates all marketing strategies and works along with the sales team to foster the independent store sales experience.


Juliana Michaels, graphic design Juliana is the newest team member for the company; she literally just started at the new year, however Juliana has been a longtime member of the Jillibean Sop fan club and has served on the design team.

Kathy Gallagher, director sales/creative development (Hampton) Called the “handler,� Kathy loves opportunities to design anything and everything for chain stores/mass market opportunities. She can be found in New York City.

Teka Cochonneau, lead graphic design Teka heads up the graphic design team. She works along-side Jill to develop fun, innovative, exciting new products. Basically, Teka takes those visions in Jill’s head and makes them into a reality. Teka can be found in Berlin, Germany.

Kim Wells, administrative assistant Does anything Jill, the owner asks her to do (within reason). Kim is pretty much the only one that works out of the Dublin offices with Jill. The rest of the team can be found all over the U.S. (and one in Germany).

Jenifer Harkin, blog hostess Jen coordinates all the design team projects for the month, schedules the posts and charms with her witty humor in the blog posts. She just happens to know Jill from her college days at the University of Iowa.

Lynn Toler, customer services & independent sales manager (Hampton) Lynn is the southernaccented lady heard on the phone when anyone has a question or wants to place an order. She is part of the Hampton crew, based out of Washington, North Carolina. Lynn takes care of all of the independent store needs.

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Jill Yegerlehner (owner of Jillibean Soup) doesn’t really like soup.

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Jillibean Soup started as a concept at the end of 2007 and we launched our first products in the fall of 2008. The first collections released were all kraft based. Jill has a biology degree and most of her experience prior to Jillibean Soup was in food science. At one time she was a milk-tester extraordinaire in a lab!

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The company name actually started as Jill’s Attic. After about three months into it, we found a product on the internet with a trademarked Jill’s Attic logo. We had to start all over, so Jill sat down and made a list of about 20 names. She picked the best six, sent them to her friends and they ALL came back liking Jillibean Soup.

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Our tradeshow booth was built in Jill’s garage by her husband Eric. We continue to use the same booth after six years and would say it’s actually trademarked (see the corrugated walls in our booth photos). This was on purpose to “stand out” in the crowd.

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Our paper collection names are all soup names. All the papers within the collections are ingredients. Some are just plays on words, but they work! This wasn’t the intent when Jillibean Soup was named but after designing our first paper line, it was decided “soup” could be used for a whole marketing ploy.

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The one product that probably put us on the map was our corrugated alphas. We released them at the Orlando, Florida Summer CHA show. Kimber and Jill literally picked up the prototypes on the way driving down to Florida!

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Jillibean Soup’s offices are located in Dublin, Ohio, a suburb of Columbus, Ohio. Jill, her husband Eric, three daughters (Leah, Kameryn, Brooke), and their dog Lily also live in Dublin.

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Remember those Jillibean “sprouts” or journaling pieces? They were ALL packaged manually in-house.

We partnered with Hampton Art in the winter of 2012. Hampton does all of our order fulfillment, procurement, We continue to use replenishment and most similar color of our customer service. schemes throughout Jillibean continues to our paper lines. Our support all of its own browns, reds and greens design efforts and are the same throughout marketing. – even since the first Jillibean Soup paper run. products can be found in over 30 countries.

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one PAGE sketch

ALLISON DAVIS

Three photos. Fun patterned paper touches. A title collage. And still plenty of room for a froth of snowflakes. Or leaves or hearts or stars...whatever suits your fancy!


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NICOLE NOWOSAD for

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I loved the versatility of the sketch! The strips of paper tucked in behind the photo allowed me to mix and match several Jillibean Soup papers, which I love to do.”

Nicole Nowosad

“I added some watercolor paint to the ‘Remember This’ mini placemat, and also the area just behind it to add some subtle color.”

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remember this Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; ephemera: Jillibean Soup; mini placemats: Jillibean Soup; doilies: Jillibean Soup; sequins, wood sprinkles: Jillibean Soup; notebook tags: Jillibean Soup.

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I layered the spotty mini placemats under the ampersand placemat to create a marquee effect.�

Kim Jeffress

A bright green border adds a pop of color to the primarily neutral background of the layout. Carefully chosen embellishments pick up the colors

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hello Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; chipboard letters: Jillibean Soup; stickers: Jillibean Soup; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup; wire word: Jillibean Soup; mini placemats: Jillibean Soup.

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AMY COOSE for

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The sketch works well even when rotated. The graduated sizes of the photos makes for an interesting layout.”

Combining pale mists with masks or stencils is a way to create an oversized title that doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the page elements.

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you make me happy Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; masks: Jillibean Soup; file cards: Jillibean Soup; note cards: Jillibean Soup; tags: Jillibean Soup; mists: Studio Calico; stapler: Tim Holtz.

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KRISTINE DAVIDSON for

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A mat added behind the sketch’s larger paper strips frames the photos and other elements.”

Extra touches like machine stitching around the mat, and drops and splatters drawing the eye across the page, add to the impact of the layout.

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just a little shy Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; chipboard letters: Jillibean Soup; label stickers: Jillibean Soup; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup; wooden flags: Jillibean Soup; cork: Jillibean Soup; enamel stars: Jillibean Soup; other: cardstock; twine, date stamp, ink, glimmer glaze.

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SARAH WEBB for

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I love a multi-photo sketch with the photos all being different sizes.”

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“The three photos on this sketch let me squeeze more story onto my page, and include a variety of shots that might not otherwise be useful on their own.”

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summer t-ball Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; chipboard letters: Jillibean Soup; stickers: Jillibean Soup; wood veneer, wood sprinkles, wood buttons: Jillibean Soup; enamel stars: Jillibean Soup; file cards, tags: Jillibean Soup; mist: Studio Calico.

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I chose to resize to my preferred size of 8.5x11. Most of the elements still remain, but to prevent my layout becoming too cluttered, I used only one photo and created layered paper stacks where other photos should be.”

let’s celebrate Patterned paper; Jillibean Soup; chipboard letters: Jillibean Soup; label stickers, letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup; vellum coin envelope: Jillibean Soup; other: cardstock.

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“The ‘Birthday Bisque’ collection was also the perfect choice to help document my youngest son turning five. I included a Jillibean Soup vellum coin pocket to help keep ephemera and hidden journaling together.”


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“On most of my layouts, I like to add hand or machine sewing. It makes me feel like I have given it something extra special as well as another layer of texture.”

I liked the long title of the sketch. It allows for the opportunity to use a good quote!”

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give a girl the right shoes... Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; chipboard letters; Jillibean Soup; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; label stickers: Jillibean Soup; kraft tags, paper tape, glitter, sequins: Jillibean Soup; other: embroidery thread.

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“I loved getting so many photos on a layout. My journaling is in a pocket tucked behind the grid panel.”


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The grid design of this sketch really appealed to me.”

Diane Payne

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“This layout incorporated one of my favorite design elements...a grid. I used Jillibean Soup square envelopes to mount my photos on. They are the perfect size!”


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I loved that with this sketch I could use so many photos on one layout.�

Katie Rose

hello lake Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; wooden buttons: Jillibean Soup; wire words: Jillibean Soup; mini envelopes: Jillibean Soup; tags, file cards: Jillibean Soup.

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“A favorite feature of Jillibean Soup is the ability to mix old collections with new. This layout is a great example of that, featuring papers from seven different collections. My newest favorite technique is adding machine stitching for texture.�


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Liked that I could add seven photos, really capturing the snowman building event. I also loved building the grid block on the right page with color and embellishments.�

Patty Folchert

do you wanna build a snowman? Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Jillibean Soup; flashcards: Jillibean Soup; twine: Jillibean Soup; pearls: Queen & Co; punch: Martha Stewart.

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ALLISON DAVIS

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CARD sketch Combine a cluster of embellishments with a bold arrow, and you have a card that is going places. Add the right message, and you’ll be right on target.


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jillibean soup design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Nicole Nowosad

Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; notebook tags: Jillibean Soup; stamps: Jillibean Soup; stencil: Jillibean Soup.

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Leanne Allinson

Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; diecuts: Jillibean Soup; label stickers: Jillibean Soup; enamel stars: Jillibean Soup; other cardstock, vellum, embroidery floss.

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Katie Rose

Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup; label stickers: Jillibean Soup; title die-cut: Jillibean Soup Wise Words.

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Patterned paper: Jillibean Jillibean Soup; paper tape sequins: Jillibean Soup.


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Kristine Davidson

Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup; enamel stars: Jillibean Soup; other cardstock, twine, glimmer glaze.

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Sarah Webb

Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: American Crafts; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup; mist: Heidi Swapp; enamel dots: Doodlebug.

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decorative

TAG sketch

DEBBIE SANDERS

Send a special message to a star in your life with this versatile tag. Decorative borders, banners, and more make this a go-to tag for many occasions.


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Kim Jeffress

Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; envelope, stickers: Jillibean Soup; other: twine.

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Diane Payne

Ephemera: Jillibean Soup; wire word: Jillibean Soup; other: buttons, doily, twine.

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Amy Coose

Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; label stickers, letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; die-cuts, ephemera: Jillibean Soup; tag: Jillibean Soup; wire word: Jillibean Soup; twine: Jillibean Soup.

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Patty Folchert

Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: Bazzill; embellishments: Jillibean Soup; silver gemstones: Studio G; punch: Martha Stewart (snowflake), Fiskars (border); other: ribbon.

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Turns out that we didn’t have to twist any arms to get members of the SG CREATE team to design layouts using products by Jillibean Soup, the featured manufacturer in this issue. Check out their projects and find out why they find Jillibean Soup to be so tasty.

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Jillibean Soup has always been a staple in my stash for many reasons: the unique collection names, the variety of papers in a collection that include very unique and often difficult to find patterns, the vintage feel that isn't quite vintage but has that oldy world feel. Shall I continue?”

Christmas antics

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Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; stickers, die-cuts, letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: American Crafts; vellum: Core'dinations; stickers: Stampendous; chipboard: Studio Calico; die: Studio Calico, Paper Smooches.

suzanna lee GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA

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The names of the Jillibean Soup collections always intrigue me and it's fun that they are all types of soup. Their color palette always has a bit of a softer look to it, even with bright colors, which is one of my favorite things. When I saw this picture of my cousin's adorable new baby and his dad, I had to scrap it and the ‘Cool as a Cucumber’ collection was perfect. And then as I went through the die-cut notebook funny tags and saw this to-do list, I had to use it! It's Dan's daily mantra!”

simply priceless

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Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts, BasicGrey; stickers: Jillibean Soup; embellishments: Jillibean Soup, Heidi Swapp, Freckled Fawn; twine: My Mind's Eye; ink: Momenta; stamp: Studio Calico; other: vellum.

colleen o’keefe RACINE, WISCONSIN

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This Jillibean paper is actually a Christmas design. I decided to use the non-holiday elements on my layout because I really loved the color scheme.”

chia pet charlie

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Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; letter stickers: My Mind’s Eye, American Crafts; stickers: Little Yellow Bicycle, EK Success; embellishments: Jillibean Soup; other: embroidery floss, lace.

diane iversen MT. VERNON, MISSOURI

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What I love about Jillibean Soup is that it so easy to mix and match between different lines and also products from different years. In this page I used brand new paper, older paper and embellies and really old journaling sprouts. They also have a really great assortment of embellies perfect for cards or layouts.”

merry xmas

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Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; letter stickers; Jillibean Soup; stickers: Jillibean Soup; tag, journaling sprouts, die-cut frames, wooden nickels, button, die-cut arrows, photo corners, wood sprinkles: Jillibean Soup; mists: Maya Road, Mr Huey; snowflake punch: Martha Stewart; doily: Joann’s.

heather robertson ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

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One of the things that I love about working with Jillibean Soup products is their paper. I really love the colors and fun patterns that they use and how everything they have mixes and matches so well!”

snips, snails & puppy dog tails

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Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; stickers: Jillibean Soup; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup; enamel stickers: Jillibean Soup.

juliana michaels CLEVELAND, OHIO

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Jillibean has always been one of my favorites. Unique colors, fun collections and great embellishments that are always fun to work with!”

boys will be boys

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Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; stickers: Jillibean Soup; embellishments: Jillibean Soup, Doodlebug Design; adhesive: ThermOWeb.

katrina hunt SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

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I love the bold and bright colors in Jillibean Soup products, and these Legoland photos were perfect for this! I added some various inks to a sheet of white cardstock so all of the bright products would pop off the page. I love the embellishments, especially those fun wooden nickels!”

best day ever

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Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: Colorbok; embellishments: Jillibean Soup; thread: Coats; ink: Prima, FaberCastell, Tim Holtz, StazOn, Stampabilities; mediums: Liquitex, Mister Huey’s; dies: Jillibean Soup; pen: Sharpie; other: stamps.

missy whidden FROSTPROOF, FLORIDA

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I really love this Christmas collection by Jillibean Soup. It’s so awesome that a lot of not-soChristmasy colors and designs are included in this collection! Because of this I could easily use it to scrap this ‘Sinterklaas’ (Dutch celebration) photo of my youngest and his friend.”

celebrate

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Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: Bazzill; transparency: Fancy Pants Designs; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup; wire word: Jillibean Soup; wooden nickels: Jillibean Soup; file cards: Jillibean Soup; buttons: Jillibean Soup; tag: Jillibean Soup; washi tape: We R Memory Keepers; pen: Sharpie; mist: Studio Calico; Silhouette cut file: Kerri Bradford Studio; other: ribbon, thread.

monique liedtke DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS

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I've loved Jillibean Soup since their first collection, ‘Minestrone Soup.’ In fact, remember that ‘Sliced Leek’ patterned paper featuring the butterflies? I am hoarding several sheets of that paper! I love the versatile designs and trendy color combinations.”

spectacular

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Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; stickers: Jillibean Soup; embellishments: Jillibean Soup; adhesives: ThermOWeb; photography credit: Jessica Harrington Photography.

rebecca keppel GILBERT, ARIZONA

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Jillibean Soup is one of my favorite manufacturers. I love the patterns and colors from this ‘Holly Berry Borscht’ collection. They worked perfectly with the photo of my son napping while we did our Christmas caroling. Jillibean Soup's colors and patterns are so flexible that they can be used for photos from generations back, to the present. So much fun to have collections I can use for both my two-year-old and my 11-year-old, as well as my grandparents.”

our little sleepy santa

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Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; stickers: Jillibean Soup; cork: Studio Calico; enamel dots: Doodlebug Designs; ink: Prima; mists: Dylusions; die-cuts: Silhouette, Juliana Michaels.

stacia brandt MANHEIM, PENNSYLVANIA

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I love those colorful patterned papers from Jillibean Soup because they are just so easy to use with most of my photos. Also, the size of ‘beanboard alphas’ is just perfect to be used as the title.”

window shopping

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Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup, Webster's Pages, American Crafts; letters: Jillibean Soup; stickers: Jillibean Soup, Echo Park Paper; embellishments: Crate Paper; mist: Heidi Swapp.

moon lee KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN

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I love the bright color palettes in the Jillibean Soup collections! Their papers are so versatile and work for so many projects. As the mom of boys, that are now young men, I am always looking for ‘guy lines.’ Jillibean never disappoints in their versatility!”

penny grimsley PLANO, TEXAS

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Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: Bazzill; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup, Jenni Bowlin; stickers: Echo Park Paper, Evalicious, My Mind’s Eye, October Afternoon, We R Memory Keepers; brads: Heidi Swapp, My Mind’s Eye, October Afternoon; punches: Martha Stewart; title fonts: American Typewriter, Pacifico; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

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


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It wasn’t easy for me to use all six swatches, but I love to challenge myself! I started with a picture in my head and then decided that I needed bright fall photos for this layout. Then I chose papers that matched these photos and color scheme, and everything else was just fun -- playing with die-cuts and embellishments.”

beautiful season

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Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; letter stickers, label stickers, bag, tag, ephemera: Fancy Pants Designs; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; Silhouette cutting file: Tanya Batrak.

victoria freze ODESSA, UKRAINE

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I loved working with this colour challenge. Anytime I don’t have to think about something too much is great. I used the Crate Paper range and the colours matched perfectly, so that made it even easier. I chose to use a black and white photo because it worked so well with the layout theme and colour scheme. And even better is the fact that those colours really appeal to me lately -- I think I may be a little in love with that paper range, too.”

my heart is full

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Patterned paper: Crate Paper; cardstock: Antalis, American Crafts; resin dots: Simple Stories; ink: Tsukineko; other: washi tape, diamante, embroidery thread, flowers, buttons.

jowilna nolte HARTBEESPOORT, SOUTH AFRICA

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This color combo was a bit tough for me when I only took a look at the colors, but then I saw the inspiration photo and it clicked more. It was tough to get in all six, but I love what I came up with in the end. Great challenge to get my brain really thinking. I thought sweater when I created this layout so I made this fun ‘sweater’ like background with tons of stitching. You can definitely do faux stitching or hand. I used my sewing machine.”

cold day!

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Patterned paper: Lawn Fawn; cardstock letter: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts; wood veneer: Studio Calico; flair: Lawn Fawn; thread: Gutterman.

latrice murphy AURORA, ILLINOIS

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When I first saw the color swatches for this assignment, I was baffled as to how they would go together. I began going through my stash until I found Crate Paper's Open Book collection and was able to find the colors. Once I began creating with my pulled supplies, I was amazed at how well these colors work. Wow, great choices!”

happy heart

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Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Bella Blvd; letter stickers: Crate Paper; embellishments: Crate Paper.

wendy antenucci PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

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Initially this was a difficult color combination to work with because my ‘normal’ way of scrapping is to pick my photo first and then colors and papers. I pulled together some supplies with the color scheme and then was stuck! But once I saw this photo of my brother and his soon-to-be fiance, everything came together so quickly and the colors and papers fit the story so well!”

a world wind romance

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Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts, My Mind’s Eye; stickers: My Mind’s Eye, Simple Stories; embellishments: Jillibean Soup, Freckled Fawn, My Mind’s Eye; ink: Prima; stamps: Studio Calico.

colleen o’keefe RACINE, WISCONSIN

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I loved the mix of neutrals in this color challenge. The brown, black and greys worked very well together and the mustard yellow was easy for me to add in. The blush pink added a nice pop of color, too.”

smile: his & hers

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Patterned paper: Chic Tags, My Mind's Eye; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; embellishments: My Mind's Eye; die-cut files: Silhouette America; adhesive: ThermOWeb.

rebecca keppel GILBERT, ARIZONA

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The color combination was very easy to work with this issue. I naturally seem to gravitate towards the designs that feature brown, black, pink, and yellow, so I had several different papers to choose from for the challenge. I also love to do layouts with dark grey for a background.”

the best time

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Patterned paper; Crate Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; embellishments: Studio Calico.

christy arthur BATTLEFIELD, MISSOURI

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I really had fun with this challenge. They are not colors I typically use together, so I was thrilled with how beautifully they came together. I will definitely save this color palette to work with again!"

happy heart

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Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Echo Park Paper; stickers, die-cuts: Crate Paper; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; wood veneer: Teresa Collins Designs; stick pin: Maya Road; ribbon: Hug Snug; ink: Ranger; pen: Uniball; die: Hot Off The Press.

lindsey amschler SPRINGFIELD ,MISSOURI

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I had been wanting to use this diagonal sketch from the One on One sketch book (by Debbie Sanders) for a while. These papers were perfect for it. The Teresa Collins papers were a good match for the color choices this issue, and I loved the diagonals.”

smile (every day)

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Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs: stickers: Teresa Collins Designs; cork, wood embellishments: Teresa Collins Designs; ink: Colorbox.

karin rush SPRINGFIELD ,MISSOURI

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getting it

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Staying in touch and recording thoughts and feelings has never been easier. We write on our Facebook pages, on Instagram, on Twitter, on our smartphones. Why not take advantage of what has already been jotted down? It’s authentic journaling at its best.

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U NAME: Heather Robertson LOCATION: Anchorage, Alaska CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how social media posts or text messages can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I barely use my phone. My kids are always nagging me about making better use of it. I don't text, although I do receive texts from my kids, and I'm inconsistent about checking on messages. So, I decided to make this page about my first foray into smart phones and texting. I included some actual texts from my kids. (My page is inspired by the single page sketch from the September 2014 issue of CREATE magazine.)


GOT TEXT? Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp, Echo Park Paper, Pink Paislee, Teresa Collins; cardstock: Colorbok; letter stickers: Bella Blvd, American Crafts; stickers: Simple Stories; cards: Jillibean Soup, Pink Paislee; triangles: Heidi Swapp; chipboard bubbles: Blue Fern; punctuation shapes: Recollections; embossing folder: Lifestyle Crafts; other: mists, paint.

HEATHER’S JOURNALING...

I got my first smartphone in 2012 only because I needed to communicate with the kids with their ever-changing schedules. The first lesson was hilarious to them. “Use your thumbs, not your forefinger. Why are you tapping the phone so hard? Scroll this way. This is so easy; why aren't you getting it?” Setting up funny ringtones. For about six months it lay unused. Then I tried, but I kept misplacing it. I'd find texts days later. Often the sound button got knocked off or it did ring and I didn't know what the sound was. Or it was in my car when I was elsewhere. Or the battery went dead. The kids constantly nagged me. “What's the point in having a phone if you don't answer? Keep it with you.” The kids would text each other, then the one at home would come and pass the message on in person. Now, I check texts frequently, but I hate that it's mainly demands. “Get this. Pick me up. I need...” There's no room for negotiation like in a phone call.


U NAME: Erin Reed LOCATION: Pflugerville, Texas CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how social media posts or text messages can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

When I wrote about these two pictures on Instagram I mentioned how peaceful and beautiful this location was, and also how cute the boys looked fishing there. To transfer that feeling into my layout was so simple, plus I also had the location and date right on hand to transfer to my layout!”


HOOKED ON FISHING Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: Die Cuts With a View, Momenta; stickers: Paper House; chalkboard: Paper House; stamps: Susan K. Weckesser; ink: Prima; punches: Martha Stewart, EK Success, Fiskars; pencil: General's Pencils.


U NAME: Julie Mowen LOCATION: Birmingham, Alabama CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how social media posts or text messages can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I really struggled with this challenge, at first. After finding a photo that would work, and pulling a few status updates from my husband’s Facebook page, I realized the hard part was already done. I ended up enjoying the whole process.”


OH NO, HE’S ON FACEBOOK AGAIN Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup, American Crafts, Lily Bee Designs; stickers: Jillibean Soup; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup; punches: Fiskars.


U NAME: Stacia Brandt LOCATION: Manheim, Pennsylvania CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how social media posts or text messages can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I saw this challenge and panic set in! I wasn't sure how to do it or what I was going to do. However, in the end, it was easier than I thought. Once I thought of the perfect photo to use and tracked it down on my Facebook page, the layout came together really easily. The journaling is my status message along with the hashtags. To tie it together, I used one of the hashtags as a title. What an easy way to get some journaling down on your pages!”


#WHAT AMESS Patterned paper: Basic Grey; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Jillibean Soup, Freckled Fawn; chipboard: Studio Calico; wood veneer: Studio Calico; buttons: Freckled Fawn; ink: Dylusions; pen: Sakura; stencil: Prima; texture paste: Ranger.


U NAME: Estrella Barba LOCATION: Ciudad Real, Spain CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how social media posts or text messages can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I love emoticons! And with ‘WhatsApp’ you can express how you feel without text. It’s so fun to put your face as theirs!”


HEY THERE, WHAT’S APP? Cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Fancy Pants Designs; stickers: My Mind's Eye; twine: We R Memory Keepers; ink: Distress; stamp: Aladine; die; Sizzix; other: Vellum, thread, clip, charm.


U NAME: Glenda Viljoen LOCATION: Benoni, South Africa CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how social media posts or text messages can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

April 2014 was a traumatic time for our family when our long-haired dachshund, Truffles, passed away. Many messages were posted on my Facebook wall, but one was prolific. It was this message that I chose to use to document the feelings and emotions…it was not easy but definitely therapeutic! This method of using social media made it easier to journal the photo of the two of us.”


PAWPRINTS LEFT BY YOU Patterned paper: Prima; letter stickers: Prima, Silhouette (own design); embellishments: Prima; ink: Ranger Archival Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; dies: Prima; other: gold foil board, seam binding.


U NAME: Katrina Hunt LOCATION: Springfield, Missouri CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how social media posts or text messages can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I had fun with this. The title is actually a posting that I made on Facebook, when I posted the picture. And the pictures would have never happened had it not been for Facebook conversations with friends!”


#JUST FOR YOU Patterned paper: Gossamer Blue, Fancy Pants Designs; letter stickers: Fancy Pants Designs; stickers: Fancy Pants Designs; flair: A Flair for Buttons; tag, diecuts: Fancy Pants Designs; mist: Heidi Swapp; punch: EK Success.


U NAME: Laurie Danielle LOCATION: Columbia, South Carolina CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how social media posts or text messages can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

My title was inspired by my Instagram feed where I first posted a photo of this tasty little bear. The concise nature of online comments lends itself perfectly to a catchy title that tells a big story in just a few words.”


#CHALLA BEAR IS ON THE RISE Patterned paper: American Crafts, BasicGrey, Pebbles, Studio Calico; cardstock: American Crafts, Recollections; letters: American Crafts, Sassafras Lass; stickers: American Crafts; ribbon, thread: Coats & Clark, Studio Calico; dies (tag): Chic Tags; other: sequins, vintage buttons, enamel dots.


U NAME: Monique Liedtke LOCATION: Delft, The Netherlands CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how social media posts or text messages can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

Last August my daughter went to live in the States for a year to attend high school. Ever since our communication mainly goes through ‘WhatsApp.’ Because of lack of memory on my phone I can’t store these conversations anywhere and so I lose them quickly. Because this particular conversation about growing up and getting older was really funny I decided to scrap it. The ‘Pen Pals’ collection from Pink Paislee was just perfect!”


FUNNY Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts stickers: Pink Paislee; die-cuts: Pink Paislee; card: Pink Paislee; Silhouette cut file: Kerri Bradford Studio; pen: K & Company; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.


U NAME: Tasha Key LOCATION: Jonesboro, Arkansas CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how social media posts or text messages can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

This was such a great challenge to have for the realities of today. With our niece -- who is sometimes more like a daughter -- living so far away this is how we communicate quite often. Shopping has been made easy thanks to camera phones and it gives me the perfect way to record our changing lives for posterity.”


TEXT SHOPPING Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup, American Crafts; stickers: Jillibean Soup; wood veneer, chipboard: Flair, Ormolu; bling: Doodlebug; ink: Ranger; punch: EK Success; stamp: American Crafts; die-cut machine: Silhouette Cameo.


U NAME: Lynette Jacobs LOCATION: Port Elizabeth, South Africa CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how social media posts or text messages can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I love that we can capture moments through social media and document it. Translated the journaling reads...Teacher Mignonne writes: Dewan greeted me with a heavy heart this morning. ‘What is wrong my boy?’ ‘Teacher, I never had my coffee before we left for school.’ (tears brimming in his eyes). ‘So I took him to my kitchen and made each of us a cup of coffee before music class started. The look on his face was precious and he joined the class with a spring in his step...and a teacher that had a double dose of caffeine to start the new week’.”


COFFEE Patterned papers: 7Gypsies; cardstock: American Craft; flowers: Petaloo; tickets: 7Gypsies; twine: unknown; ink: Ranger; glitter: Doodlebug; title die and mat die: Silhouette Cameo; stencil: Crafters Workshop; other: texture paste.


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touches by Sometimes, you want to lindsey go all out. Make an embellishment that is amschler totally you. I’m ready to show you how to make six small creations that can be added to a variety of projects. All it takes is time, a handful of supplies, and a few simple steps.

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4 • ONE Gather supplies and tools shown. • TWO Die-cut doily and circle from cardstock and adhere together. Ink sentiment notecard and adhere to doily. • THREE Die-cut small heart from patterned paper and adhere to doily with pop dots. • FOUR Cut banner shape in one end of a small sticker and adhere. Add small heart and star stickers.


• ONE Gather supplies and tools shown. • TWO Cut cardstock and adhere to die-cut tag. Lighten it by dipping finger in white paint and lightly swiping it across tag. • THREE Adhere scallop sticker to edge of tag. • FOUR Die-cut “for you” from patterned paper and adhere to tag. Add enamel dots.

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• ONE Gather supplies shown. • TWO Die-cut two circles of contrasting colors. Ink edges. Coat smaller circle with Distress Stickles; adhere circles together. • THREE Cut heart shape from patterned paper; die-cut “love”; adhere to circles. • FOUR Add small heart sticker and enamel dot.

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• ONE Gather supplies shown. • TWO Die-cut a pinked-edge circle, stamp with a doily design. Add small notecard die-cut. • THREE Add typewrite cut-out. • FOUR Die-cut small heart; adhere. Cut sentiment strip into banner; adhere. Use white gel pen to add stitch lines at edge of circle.

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TINY TOUCHES by lindsey amschler

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill; stickers: Simple Stories; tag, notecard diecuts: Jillibean Soup; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; washi tape: American Crafts; ribbon: Hug Snug; pen: Uniball; paint: Ranger; ink: Prima, Ranger; glitter glue: Ranger; twine: My Mind's Eye, K & Company; stamp: My Mind's Eye; circle dies: We R Memory Keepers; banner, pinked circle, tag, label dies: Sizzix; doily die: My Favorite Things; heart dies: Paper Smooches; word dies: Little B.

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Little touches make a difference in people’s lives. An encouraging card sent at just the right time. A well-planned gift tied with special tag. Celebrate the little things in life with inspiration from SG’s CREATE team and their take on the card and tag sketches in this issue.

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Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Simple Stories; twine: The Twinery; mists: Studio Calico; die-cutting machine: Silhouette Cameo; adhesive: ThermOWeb.

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wendy antenucci

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Simple Stories; embellishments: Simple Stories; punches: Fiskars; other: twine.

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c r e a t e team & cards karin rush

Patterned paper: Carta Bella; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Carta Bella; ink: ColorBox.

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christy arthur Patterned paper: Crate Paper, October Afternoon, Sassafras; cardstock: Bazzill.

erin reed

Patterned paper: The Robin's Nest; cardstock: Core'dinations; stickers: Karen Foster; dew drops: The Robin's Nest; adhesive: Tombow.

colleen o’keefe Patterned paper: Martha Stewart, Die Cuts With a View; cardstock: Recollections; embellishments: Studio Calico, My Mind's Eye, Doodlebug; washi tape: Glitz.

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c r e a t e team & cards heather robertson

Cardstock: Recollections; arrow: Heidi Swapp; flowers, yellow butterfly: Studio Calico; tag: Pink Paislee; mists: October Afternoon.

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lindsey a

Patterned paper: Carta Be stickers: Carta Bella; ink: R Paper Smooches; emboss


amschler

ella; cardstock: Bazzill; Ranger; pen: Uniball; die: sing folder: Sizzix.

jowilna nolte

Patterned paper: Tim Holtz, Prima, BoBunny; cardstock: Antalis; sticker: Webster’s Pages; embellishments: Simple Stories; die: Sizzix; ink: Tsukineko; other: embroidery thread, button.

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c r e a t e team & cards irit shalom

Patterned paper: 7Gypsies; cardstock: American Crafts; tags: 7Gypsies; twine: Canvas Corp; stamps: 7Gypsies; inks: Ranger; punch, epoxy shapes: Epiphany Crafts; dies: Cherry Lynn Designs; trim, rhinestones: Prima; other: letter stickers.

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latrice m

Patterned paper: My & My cardstock: Bazzill, Neenah Ideas; sequins: Lawn Faw Hero Arts; pen: American C


murphy

y Big Ideas, Avery Elle; h; stickers: Me & My Big wn; ink: Tsukineko; stamps: Crafts.

victoria freze

Patterned paper: Glitz Design; flowers: Thailand; leaves: Prima, Thailand; rub-ons: Melissa Frances; ink: ColorBox; dies: Spellbinders.

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c r e a t e team & tags irit shalom

latrice murphy

Patterned paper: 7Gypsies; tag: 7Gypsies; stamps: 7Gypsies; transparency: 7Gypsies; tags, burlap, twine, beads: 7Gypsies; inks: Ranger, Tsukineko; dies: Spellbinders; other: paints.

Patterned paper: American Crafts, Bazzill, Pebbles; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; stickers: SRM Stickers; wood veneer: Studio Calico; fibers: May Arts; border punch: EK Success; thread: Gutterman; adhesive: Tombow.

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victoria freze

Patterned paper: Crate Paper; cardstock: Core’dinations; brads: American Crafts; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; rub-ons: Melissa Frances; mist: Tattered Angels; dies: Sizzix, Spellbinders.

christy arthur

Patterned paper: Crate Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; other: twine, die-cuts.

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c r e a t e team & tags colleen o’keefe

Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Die Cuts With a View; embellishments: Scraptastic, Freckled Fawn; washi tape: Crate Paper.

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erin reed

Patterned paper: KaiserCraft; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: KaiserCraft; stickers: Paper House; pearls and gems: KaiserCraft; chipboard: Memory Maze; ribbon: May Arts; ink: Prima; paint: Plaid; adhesive: Tombow.


heather robertson

karin rush

Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock, vellum: Recollections; stickers: Chic Tags; chipboard stars: Pink Paislee; trim: Teresa Collins Designs; border punch: Fiskars; embossing folder: Crafters Workshop.

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; brads: My Mind’s Eye; washi tape: My Mind’s Eye; star: Pebbles; ink: ColorBox; twine: The Twinery.

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c r e a t e team & tags jowilna nolte

lindsey amschler

Patterned paper: Simple Stories, Webster’s Pages, Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock: Antalis; stickers: Simple Stories; punch: Tonic; resin dots: Simple Stories; ink: Tsukineko; other: embossing powder.

Patterned paper: Doodlebug; tag: Ranger; stickers: Doodlebug; ribbon: Hug Snug; ink: Ranger; pen: Sharpie; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; die: Sizzix; punch: EK Success.

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rebecca keppel

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; star sequins: Teresa Collins Designs; twine: The Twinery; punches: EK Success; embossing folder: We R Memory Keepers; other: tag; adhesive: ThermOWeb.

wendy antenucci

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; embellishments: Simple Stories; other: twine, tag.

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embrace

options with the create team

We challenged the SG CREATE team to use the January card and tag sketches for as many different projects as they could think of. It’s amazing how easily the small sketches translate to larger projects and are springboards to creativity.

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messa


January sketches... great for tags, cards, and so much more.

message

WORD

Patterned paper: Webster’s Pages, Crate Paper; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; embellishments: Doodlebug, Prima; washi tape: Kikusui; other: rings, labels, beads, string.

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CARD SKETCH

moon lee

CALENDAR

taiwan {her blog}

"I love the arrow of the card sketch, and I think it could be a great symbol of another new year to move forward. Therefore, I made this 2015 calendar for myself!�

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TAG SKETCH

diane iversen

missouri {her blog}

BANNER

“I love using the tag sketches because it is a good way to use my scrap paper and leftover embellishments. I mainly stuck with the original design, except I offset the circle and added another banner to combine both elements of the sketch since this piece is a bit wider than a typical tag. (The lace is off an old tank top...I never throw lace away!)”

Patterned paper: Prima, Die Cuts With a View, We R Memory Keepers, My Mind’s Eye; letter stickers: EK Success; stickers: Deja Views; butterfly: Echo Park Paper; brad: Teresa Collins; ribbon: We R Memory Keepers; ink: Ranger; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; dies: Sizzix; other: cardstock, safety pin, straight pins, lace, fibers, embroidery floss, hemp twine.

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Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye; enamel dots: Doodlebug; twine: American Crafts; ink: Ranger, Stampin' Up; punches: Martha Stewart, EK Success; other: buttons, machinestitching, notepad.

TAG SKETCH

steffanie seiler oregon {her blog}

NOTEPAD

“I used the tag sketch to alter a notepad. I found the sketch very easy to adapt, mostly just eye-balling to get the sizes right. When cutting banners and trying to guess sizes, I often will take ordinary copy paper (scraps) and cut 'samples' before I cut into my real paper. A great way to prevent those wasteful 'too short or too narrow' cuts!�

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CARD SKETCH

katrina hunt

missouri {her blog}

Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; butterfly, hearts, chevron bag, journaling spot: Jillibean Soup; flair: A Flair for Buttons; doily: Doodlebug; ribbon: May Arts; ink: Prima; punches: EK Success; metal sign: Jillibean Soup; adhesive: ThermOWeb; other: resin flower.

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WALL HANGING

“I knew I wanted to make a wall hanging out of the card sketch. I just changed it up for a Valentine's theme by using a heart instead of a star. I also replaced the arrow with a bow and the ‘love you’ saying.”


Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; cardstock: Bazzill; ephemera: Heidi Swapp; other: cinch coil, chipboard.

CARD SKETCH

lindsay bateman canada {her blog}

JOURNAL COVER

“I used the card sketch to create the album for my journal. I stuck fairly close to the sketch as I liked its ease of use and the layering of the embellishments. It was a fabulous sketch to serve as a beautiful cover for my journal. Because I chose a lot of ephemera pieces to create my project, this sketch worked wonderfully and provided a perfect foundation to do just that.�

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CARD SKETCH

missy whidden florida {her blog}

NOTEBOOK

“I jazzed up the cover of a cheap little notebook by adding patterned paper, washi tape and sequins. I love bright colors, so I took a bright multi-colored patterned paper and smudged a bit of gesso and gelatos on it to give it a blended look. A few die-cuts, chipboard pieces and thread finished it off. Now keeping lists and notes will be much more fun!”

Patterned paper: October Afternoon, Recollections; cardstock: Colorbok; embellishments: October Afternoon, Whimsical Twist; thread: Coats; tape: Recollections; mediums: Liquitex, Heidi Swapp; pen: Sharpie; notebook: Michael’s; die-cutting: Silhouette Cameo.

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CARD SKETCH

jennie mcgarvey indiana {her blog}

Patterned paper: Doodlebug; stickers: Doodlebug; diecuts: Silhouette Cameo; stamps: Scraptastic; ink: Tsukineko.

GIFT BOX

“I was very excited to use this card sketch and take it to a whole new level. I had recently purchased some gift boxes and knew this sketch could be perfect for these. I anticipated this box being a perfect birthday gift with handmade items inside. (Sky is the limit! Edibles? Perhaps!)�

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CARD SKETCH

cynthia llorens

brazil {her blog}

MINI-ALBUM

“For the cover of this mini album, I used several colors of cardstock to make paper flowers, using Spellbinder die-cuts. I adhered the chipboard with the word ‘love’ and added the flowers around the word. I also used the word ‘remember’ adhered above the chipboard. I love shades of dark green and that’s why this color was chosen to make the cover of this mini album.”

Patterned paper: Arte Fácil, Brazil; cardstock: American Crafts; chipboard: Momento Divertido; flowers made from dies: Arianna Blun, Vintage Floret, Posy Patch; other: ribbon.

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Patterned paper: Doodlebug; stickers: Doodlebug; diecuts: Silhouette Cameo; stamps: Scraptastic; ink: Tsukineko.

CARD SKETCH

SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT

“I used the stars and the arrow as inspiration for this page and placed my background patterned papers in the basic same order as on the sketch. This will always remain my number one favorite challenge.”

lynette jacobs

south africa {her blog}

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: My Mind’s Eye; flair: My Mind’s Eye; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Ranger; stamp: Scrapbook Studio; punch: EK Success; other: Silhouette Cameo.

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TAG SKETCH

penny grimsley texas {her blog}

Patterned paper: Pebbles, October Afternoon; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: October Afternoon; brads: Doodlebug; punches: EK Success; enamel dots: Queen & Co; title fonts: Waltograph, Pacifico; Silhouette cut files: merry, circles.

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MINI-ALBUM “This sketch seemed perfect for the title page to a mini album I want do about my 50th birthday trip. I simply repeated some of the banners along the bottom and extended the width of the papers to work on the 6x6 page. This sketch was so easy to modify by simply expanding it. Papers from a 6x6 pad were perfect because their small scale prints are so versatile!�


Patterned paper: Doodlebug; stickers: Doodlebug; buttons: Doodlebug; stamps: Sweet Stamp Shop; ink: Tsusineko.

TAG SKETCH

jennie mcgarvey indiana {her blog}

GREETING CARD “I loved the tag sketch this month! There was lots of room for fun and combining patterned papers, which is one of my favorite things to do. Add in a little vellum, plus a sticker, and you have a really fun card perfect for a variety of recipients.�

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slightly

frozen ................

Winter...snowmen, hot cocoa, mittens...and slick roads! We challenged the SG CREATE team to warm up to this sometimes frosty, sometimes icy theme. They’re sharing different perspectives of what winter wonderland means in their part of the world.

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“Winter in our family not only means cold but snow. We are happy campers when there is fresh snow! My intent here was to reflect that love of snow and create a scene similar to that which my son was walking through with the trees and falling snow.”

his happy place

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Core’dinations; enamel shapes, die-cuts, brads, flair, treat bag: My Mind’s Eye; letter stickers: American Crafts, Studio Calico; tag: Core’dinations; twine: The Twinery; ink: VersaFine; date stamp: Heidi Swapp; embossing folder: Craftwell/Teresa Collins; other: Craftwell Cut N Boss.

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suzanna lee GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“Winter is full of snow in some parts of the world, so I filled my layout with snowflakes and just the fun of winter and a child’s first time skiing.”

frosty erin reed

PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS

{ HER BLOG }

Patterned paper: The Robin's Nest; cardstock: The Robin's Nest; ink: Prima; dew drops: The Robin's Nest; flowers: Recollections; chipboard: Unique Laser Designs; beads: Recollections; glitter and mica medium: Imagination Crafts; paint: Plaid; pen: Sharpie; medium: Ranger; adhesive: Tombow.

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skiing: hit the slopes Patterned pape: Paper House Productions; cardstock: American Crafts; specialty paper: Best Creation; stickers: Paper House Productions; dies: Spellbinders; bling: Want2Scrap; chipboard: Wycinanka; mists: Tattered Angels.

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“This is a simple page with a self-made background using die-cut snowflakes, doodling inside the negatives of the die-cuts, misting and adding bare white chipboard over the background. Skiing photos are hard to take, and if they are good, they should be the focal, major point of the page. So I didn’t add much more embellishments around.”

irit shalom REHOVOT, ISRAEL

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“Winter is long and dark in Alaska, but as I started to pull out photos I realized how many different snow activities we participate in. I decided to create some filmstrips showing the variety of activities that keep us busy during winter. I also wanted to use the strong contrast of black (for darkness) and white (for snow) with a touch of turquoise to lift it.�

heather robertson snow, snow, & more snow ANCHORAGE, ALASKA { HER BLOG }

Cardstock: Colorbok, Bazzill; letter stickers: Making Memories, Doodlebug; buttons: Recollections; digital filmstrip: escrappers; chipboard ampersand: Recollections; embroidery floss: DMC; mist: Tattered Angels; other: handstitched snowflakes.

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“Even though we don't get it very often, winter to me means snow. Besides, I really wanted to use this cute 6X6 pad by American Crafts!”

hello winter

Patterned paper: American Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts; embellishments: Echo Park, My Mind’s Eye; glitter pen: Sakura; die-cutting machine: Silhouette Cameo; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

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julie mowen BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“When my daughter asked if she could go on a skiing vacation with her school, I said okay, but make sure you bring me a photo. And that’s what she did! Love how the colors of the photo match these papers from Webster’s Pages. I adore the starburst paper!”

happy memories monique liedtke DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS

{ HER BLOG }

Patterned paper: Webster’s Pages; cardstock: American Crafts; transparency: Webster’s Pages; transparent die-cut word: Studio Calico; die-cuts: Teresa Collins Designs; cork heart: Elle’s Studio; wood veneer: Studio Calico; puffy sticker: Paperchase; chipboard buttons: Webster’s Pages; flair: A Flair For Buttons; paperclip: Freckled Fawn; mini craft bag: Webster’s Pages; twine: Wester’s Pages ink: Ranger stamp: Trodat; cut file: Kerri Bradford Studio; pen: Sharpie; staples: Tim Holtz; other: tag, ribbon.

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“I have so many rich memories of New Years, going back to celebrations on my grandparents’ farm as a child, to quiet holidays at my own home now. I love a clean slate and new beginning -- and I love how we always celebrate it together with family. The calendar changes, but the traditions remain the same. I pulled together images from several years, and it was fun to see it all come together. I flipped the sketch to work with the flow I wanted, and I journaled little phrases on the photos, rather than block journaling. Another family memory captured!�


CREATE TEAM

our new year traditions

penny grimsley

Patterned paper: Carta Bella; cardstock: Bazzill; vellum: Creative Memories; letter stickers: Fancy Pants Designs, Simple Stories; stickers: Carta Bella; brads: Doodlebug, We R Memory Keepers; punches: Martha Stewart; doily transparencies: Maya Road; journaling font: American Typewriter; sketch: Scrapbook Generation; other: enamel dots.

PLANO, TEXAS

{ HER BLOG }

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“There is nothing better than a child in the snow for the first time. It is just glistening white fun! This layout captures that magical feeling of winter in the snow.”

snow

Patterned paper: The Robin’s Nest; cardstock: The Robin's Nest; ink: Prima; chipboard: The Robin's Nest; dew drops: The Robin's Nest; bead strands: Recollections; rub-ons: The Robin’s Nest; ink: Prima; glitter and mica: Imagination Crafts; medium: DecoArt; stencil: Imagination Crafts; circle cutter: Kreaxions; adhesive: Tombow.

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erin reed PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS

{ HER BLOG }


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happy

heart ................

with the create team

Who doesn’t love love? We challenged the SG CREATE team to take this mushy theme to heart, and the results are, well...loveable. Who knew there were so many categories and layers of this most beloved of emotions, perfect for scrapbook memories!

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dream come true

Digital papers and elements: BasicGrey; stitching: Jessica Sprague; sketch: Debbie Sanders for Scrapbook Generation.

CREATE TEAM

“Love the clean and balanced look of this sketch -- right up my alley! I used papers and elements from only one collection (except for the stitching), which made it easy since they all coordinated. I had to go out of my comfort zone with the freestyle banners and elements at the top of the page, but I really like the result.�

denise storck ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“My first idea was to do a ‘couple’ page. We ‘love’ so many people and so many things that I decided to put a twist on it and document my love for coffee.”

coffee love

lynette jacobs PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA

Patterned paper: Webster’s Pages, Papertrunk; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Making Memories; flowers: Prima; mediums: Studio 490 embossing paste, Lindy’s Stamp Gang embossing powder, Studio 490 gesso; dies: Memory Box; punch: Martha Stewart; stencils: Crafters Workshop, Heidi Swapp, Silhouette Cameo (bricks and coffee title).

{ HER BLOG }

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brotherly love Patterned papers: Creative Imagination, My Mind's Eye, Echo Park; cardstock: Core'dinations; letters: White Blossom; stickers: Heidi Grace; embellishments: Recollections; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

CREATE TEAM

“I chose these photos of my sons because these moments of love, in between the chaos, are so important. I embraced the love theme, branching out past typical boy colors to a bright and cheery palette to show off their hugs and smiles.�

noey hunt WOODINVILLE, WASHINGTON

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“Feel the love! I loved doing this layout, not only for the subject, but also for the colors: pink, black, and a touch of silver.�

encajamos

estrella barba

Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Teresa Collins Designs; ink: Distress Ink and Stain by Ranger; stamps: Inkadinkado; dies: Echo Park Paper, Sizzix; other: letter stickers, metal embellishments (key, corners, plate, pin), ribbon.

CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN

{ HER BLOG }

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you are one of a kind

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, Crate Paper, American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: My Minds Eye, Crate Paper; wood clip: American Crafts; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; chipboard: American Crafts, My Mind’s Eye; woodgrain tape: Bella Blvd; ink: ColorBox; other: flower twine.

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“I love the tenacity of my little Yorkie, so I had to create a layout about this love I have for her. I embellished a lot around the picture, hoping that would make it stand out even more. The ‘love’ banner at the top was printed on the paper but I wanted it to look like I created it so I cut a long slit in the paper and then clipped the wood clip on it with a pink flower on twine.”

nikki sivils ST. LOUIS. MISSOURI

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“Instead of choosing traditional sibling love or couple love, I decided to use a photo of my son and our dog, Roxy. Roxy has been our dog since before Rilen was born, but you would never know it. The relationship they have is definitely nothing short of love. She always looks out for him by following him around, and he loves to snuggle her. To go with the theme, I used a soft color palette and hearts and flowers.�

stacia brandt puppy love MANHEIM, PENNSYLVANIA { HER BLOG }

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; cardstock; Doodlebug; letter stickers: Freckled Fawn; stickers: Pink Paislee, Pinkfresh Studio; enamel shapes: Chickaniddy Crafts; buttons: Recollections, Jillibean Soup; sequins: Studio Calico; chipboard: Studio Calico; ink: Prima; other: thread.

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so loved Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; letter stickers: Fancy Pants Designs, Silhouette; embellishments: Fancy Pants Designs; ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; other: embroidery thread, seam binding.

CREATE TEAM

“Love is an emotion that has many meanings. This layout is to celebrate the love and memories we have for my niece, Skylar. The soft and delicate colors of the paper and elements embrace the sweetness of the photo, her unique personality, and document how much she is loved.�

glenda viljoen BENONI, SOUTH AFRICA

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“The moment I saw the ‘love’ theme, I knew I wanted to scrap a photo of our new puppy, Lincoln. He has already brought so much love and joy to our home since his arrival in June.”

love you beyond the stars

juliana michaels CLEVELAND, OHIO

{ HER BLOG }

Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: American Crafts; glitter paper: 3 Birds Design; stickers: BoBunny; chipboard: Leaky Shed Studio; buttons, doilies: BoBunny; die-cuts: BoBunny; twine: American Crafts; ink: Ranger Distress Ink; paint: Crafts Smart Chalkboard Paint; punches: Fiskars; cutting machine: Silhouette Cameo; other: chalk.

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CREATE TEAM “Love-themed layouts don’t have to be mushy! It’s also possible to capture little everyday moments that are special.”

hey there, handsome Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; letter stickers: Fancy Pants Designs, Silhouette; embellishments: Fancy Pants Designs; ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; other: embroidery thread, seam binding.

katrina hunt SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“You don't have to just create a love layout about a person! I love (seriously, LOVE) my Fiestaware plates and wanted to create a layout to celebrate them. Even a simple dish deserves a little celebration, don't you think?”

my favorite laurie danielle COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA

Patterned paper: American Crafts, BasicGrey, Me & My Big Ideas, Studio Calico; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Me & My Big Ideas; dies: Wilton; other: sequins.

{ HER BLOG }

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“Love is the beauty of the soul…this is so true to my late mom-in-law. These are the original photos of their wedding. The paper reflects the heritage touch with the colors emulating the softness and beauty of her love that she showed to all.”

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CREATE TEAM

love is the beauty of the soul

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Prima, Silhouette; embellishments: My Mind’s Eye; ribbon: My Mind’s Eye; ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; other: paper roses, canvas sheets.

glenda viljoen BENONII, SOUTH AFRICA

{ HER BLOG }

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love 2 read Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; letter stickers: American Crafts; washi tape, die-cuts: Pink Paislee; jute: Lawn Fawn; ink: VersaFine; paint: Americana; date stamp: Heidi Swapp; die: Little B; font: Lobster 1.4; die-cutting: Silhouette Cameo.

CREATE TEAM

“Love encompasses many a splendid thing and for my daughter, that thing is reading. New to my growing stash of dies are these circle dies from Little B, which became the center of my inspiration in creating this layout. The circles needed some grounding thus the paint splatters and handstitching.�

suzanna lee GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“My son's giggle is one of the cutest sounds in the world and when I finally had a photo of the face he often makes when giggling, I knew I had to scrap it. Since it was a Valentine's Day photo, with him holding a heart-shaped sucker, the love theme was easily added in by adding lots and lots of hearts.”

tasha key JONESBORO, ARKANSAS

{ HER BLOG }

your giggle Patterned paper: Crate Paper; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts, Heidi Swapp; stickers: Crate Paper, October Afternoon; enamel hearts: Prima; ink: Mama Elephant; mists: Heidi Swapp; stamps: Technique Tuesday, American Crafts; die-cutting: Silhouette Cameo.

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this is love

Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Heidi Swapp, American Crafts; letter stickers: Crate Paper; stickers: Studio Calico, Pink Paislee; chipboard: Studio Calico; ribbon: Hug Snug; mists: Heidi Swapp; staples, pen: American Crafts.

“I used one of my favourite tricks in this layout, choosing products that make it look like I used complicated techniques when really I just glued them down. The stitching on the Amy Tangerine and Maggie Holmes embellishments is so fun and detailed, from the crepe paper under the glitter Thickers to the repeating ‘hello,’ I look like a stitching goddess. I love being able to make something in my own fairly simple style but have the extra oomph of fancy embellishments.”

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“When I considered what to create on the theme of love, the obvious occurred to me (to make something about my husband and I). But as I looked through my photos I saw so many kinds of love that abound in our lives, for beloved and lost pets, for sisters and brothers and parents and grandparents. It is those bonds that bring my scrapbooking so much joy. These photos of my daughter and my mother-in-law capture one of those moments I scrapbook for, where you can almost see the physical manifestation of their bond together. I wanted the theme to carry through the products, with soft pink and teal flowers and watercolour, lots of homey stitching and happy gold glitter. I feel like the products tell the story of home-grown happiness, warmth and love.”

ruth bonser SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

{ HER BLOG }


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question and answer session

We’re on a year-long mission to check in with people around the country who love the craft of scrapbooking and its place in their lives. First stop, Arlington, Texas, where Stephanie Feltus shares her style, budget, scrap space, and more with CREATE readers.

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Meet Stephanie Feltus, a 28-year-old case manager from Arlington, Texas. She has agreed to give us an inside look at how scrapbooking has impacted her life.

How and when did you get started scrapbooking? I first started papercrafting in 2000 at the age of 14. My cousin makes cards,and for my 14th birthday she sent me a starter kit with card bases, some patterned paper, stamps, stamp cleaner, ink, embossing powder and other supplies. I had a blast making cards for family and friends. Not long after I ventured into scrapbooking on my own and the rest is history. I think it is really cool that I have been scrapping exactly half of my life!

Advice for finding more time? I try to carve out at least 15-30 minutes each weeknight to scrap or do something crafty. My scrap space allows me to leave a layout in progress on my desk. When I can, I sit at my desk and work on my layout or project. If I don’t have a current layout in progress, I may use that time to plan a layout or put a page kit together to scrap at a later date. Carving out smaller chunks of time makes it more manageable on weeknights when I'm tired from working all day.

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How much time do you spend scrapbooking? It varies from week to week, but on average I spend about 3-5 hours a week scrapbooking. I work full time so that hinders my scrap time. I sure wish I could scrap full time! Most of my scrapbooking happens in the evening and on the weekend.


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What is your scrap space like? My scrap space is small, but I make it work. I have a good size desk that has plenty of workspace on top and also has two cabinets and a large drawer for storage. I also have other storage containers that house my Scrapbook Generation kits, patterned paper, embellishments and punches. I used to only have room to scrap on the kitchen table. That just did not work well. Getting my own scrap desk was one of the best decisions ever.

What are your best organizational tips? Having my scrapbook paper sorted by manufacturer has been one of the best organizational methods for me. Collections from manufacturers tend to have similar colors and usually coordinate well. I know some scrappers prefer to have their paper sorted by theme, but by manufacturer has really helped streamline my scrapping process when it comes to picking papers for my layouts.

How do you describe your style? My scrapbooking style is very clean and linear. I love using Scrapbook Generation sketches because they complement my style very well. I also love using bright, cheerful colors on my layouts.

Do you have a set budget for scrapbooking? I currently do not have a budget set up, but in the past I have had a budget of $50 per month. Most of the time I did not spend all of my budget each month. In the recent months I have been focusing on spending less and using more of my abundant scrap stash.

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Is there a social aspect to your scrapbooking? I am part of an online scrapbook forum. Being a part of the wonderful group of kind, funny and creative women has been amazing. We often do challenges, classes, online crops and in person crops. It has really helped boost my scrapbooking productivity!


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Where do you get your inspiration? I get most of my inspiration from the online scrapbook forum I am a member of. I also get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest.

What do you enjoy most...design or techniques? I love the design aspect of scrapbooking. I like the process of figuring out where I want to place the paper, photos and embellishments.

What does this hobby mean to your life? Scrapbooking means a lot to me. I love that I am preserving memories while being creative in the process. It is an added bonus that my family and friends always enjoy seeing what I scrap and the cards I make for them.

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readers

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

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our new christmas eve tradition by McHelle PaStooR (canada)

Patterned paper: doodlebug; cardstock: creative Memories; stickers: doodlebug; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup, Heidi Swapp; gems: My Mind’s eye; punch: creative Memories; ink: versaMark.

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by bev code (canada)

Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; accents: My Mind’s eye; letter stickers: american crafts; dew drops: Robin's nest; paint: Plaid Folk art; pen: Signo; ink Roller: We R Memory Keepers; other: cardstock, twine.


ice storm

by Stacey gRaglia (canada)

Patterned Paper: echo Park Paper; cardstock: bazzill; stickers: echo Park Paper; snowflakes: Scrapping turtle; gems: doodlebug; glitter: Wink of Stella.

all is calm, all is bright by aMy RolleR (SPaRta, MiSSouRi)

Patterned paper: My Mind’s eye, Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; snowflake stickers: american crafts; snowflake brads: Stampin up; bling, brads, pearls: Recollections; tree stamps: Stampin up; other: ribbon, punch, tree die.

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extra special

by jeaunes viljoen (south africa)

Patterned paper: my mind's eye; cardstock: bazzill; label stickers, chipboard: my mind’s eye; brads: my mind's eye; enamel dots: my mind’s eye;

my little pumpkin

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by amy cunniff (duanesburg, new york)

Patterned paper: doodlebug; cardstock: bazzill; stickers: doodlebug; enamel dots: doodlebug; leaf dies: sizzix; embroidery floss: dmc.


winter fun

by michelle Pastoor (canada)

Patterned paper: creative memories; cardstock: bazzill, creative memories; stickers, embellishments: creative memories; ink: Quick Quotes.

christmas is...

by bev code (canada)

Patterned paper: Paper house; stickers: Paper house; pen: signo; ink: ranger; twine: bella creationz timeless twine; other: cardstock, burlap, snowflake brads.

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winter wonderland

by corrina colquhoun (canada)

Patterned paper: doodlebug; cardstock: bazzill; glitter cardstock: american crafts; chipboard snowflake: bazzill; snowman punch: Martha Stewart; embroidery floss: We r Memory Keepers; title cut file: Miss Kate’s cuttables; other: glitter brad.

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too much snow BY STACEY GRAGLIA (CANADA) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Echo Park Paper; gems; Doodlebug; cut files: Echo Park Paper.

purple pirates BY LISA DONES (HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA) Patterned paper: Little Yellow Bicycle, Recollections; letter stickers: American Crafts; embellishments: KI Memories, K & Company, Queen & Co.

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mini me BY ESTHER OOSTHUIZEN (SOUTH AFRICA) Patterned paper: Carta Bella, Pink Paislee, Echo Park Paper; chipboard letters; Tim Holtz; ink mist: Ranger, Enmarc; paint: Heritage Crafts; Glossy Accents by Ranger; other: washi tape, glitter, buttons, lace.

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selfie BY CORRINA COLQUHOUN (CANADA) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; wood veneer: Studio Calico; cork star: American Crafts; embroidery floss: We R Memory Keepers; cut file: Silhouette.

wounded pride BY HILDE AASLUND (NORWAY) Patterned paper: Lemon Owl, Little Yellow Bicycle; cardstock: Bazzill; overlay: Fancy Pants Designs; letter stickers: American Crafts; washi tape: Freckled Fawn, Teresa Collins Designs; glitter stars: Freckled Fawn; pen: Zig; star dies: Lifestyle Crafts; other: star pins, surfboard die-cut.

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night train BY STACIA BRANDT (MANHEIM, PENNSYLVANIA) Patterned paper: American Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill, Doodlebug Designs; chipboard letters: Bella Blvd; die-cuts: October Afternoon; stickers: October Afternoon, Freckled Fawn; cork: American Crafts, Studio Calico; enamel shapes: We R Memory Keepers; pen: Sakura; ink: Dylusions.

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princess & the pea

by cicily lesher (pendleton, kentucky) patterned paper: echo park paper; stickers: echo park paper.

all creatures great & small

by jennifer piotrofski (canada)

patterned paper: bobunny; cardstock: bazzill; letter stickers: cosmo cricket, american crafts; stickers: basicGrey; rub-ons: daisy bucket designs; dew drops: the robin’s nest; wood buttons: american crafts; ink: VersaMagic; markers; copic; other: photo corner.

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all that awesome

by deVra hunt (redMond, washinGton)

patterned paper: fancy pants designs; cardstock: american crafts; stickers: fancy pants designs; chipboard: My Mind’s eye; enamel shapes: doodlebug, My Mind’s eye; paper clips: freckled fawn; mist: studio calico, heidi swapp; ink: colorbox; pen: ek success; thread: dMc.

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hey girl BY ESTHER OOSTHUIZEN (SOUTH AFRICA) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper, Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts; chipboard letters; Tim Holtz; ink mist: Ranger, Enmarc; paint: Heritage Crafts; mediums: Glossy Accents by Ranger; other: washi tape, chipboard butterflies.

dino nuggets BY AMY CUNNIFF (DUANESBURG, NEW YORK) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Paper Studio; embroidery floss: DMC.

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catch your dreams BY JEAUNES VILJOEN (SOUTH AFRICA) Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: Bazzill; buttons: BoBunny.

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our story BY CORNELIA PRETORIUS (SOUTH AFRICA) Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Teresa Collins Designs; flowers: Prima; brads: Teresa Collins Designs; chalk: Tsukineko; other: pearls, rhinestones, twist cord, bead caps.

elsa BY JENNIFER PIOTROFSKI (CANADA) Patterned paper: BasicGrey; chipboard letters: Pink Paislee; chipboard: Heidi Swapp; pocket page cards: Mambi; flowers: Prima; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; ink: Versa Magic; other: cardstock, brads.

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oh, deer! BY LEE-ANNE THORNTON (CANADA) Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; letter stickers: Fancy Pants Designs, Teresa Collins; cardstock: American Crafts; chipboard: Creative Embellishments; corrugated paper: Fancy Pants Designs; flair: A Flair For Buttons; frames: Fancy Pants Designs; wood embellishments: Creative Embellishments, Studio Calico; embossing powder: Ranger; stamp: Creative Embellishments.

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family BY NICOLE BINGAMAN (HENDERSON, NEVADA) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; other: embroidery floss, enamel dots.

don’t forget to be awesome BY JEAUNES VILJOEN (SOUTH AFRICA)

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always remember BY BRENDA CAZES (CANADA) Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; stickers: Fancy Pants Designs, Simple Stories; diecuts: Fancy Pants Designs; cork: Jillibean Soup, American Crafts; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; flair: Simple Stories.

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our heritage BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; lace, bling, flowers, cameo: Creating with Details; ink: Ranger; other: twine, burlap, punchinella, metal key, butterfly.

ahoy BY ESTHER OOSTHUIZEN (SOUTH AFRICA) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; cardstock stickers: letter stickers: Fab Scraps; tag: Tim Holtz; Simple Stories; mists: Studio Calico, Enmarc; date stamp: Studio Calico; ink: Tsukineko; other: ribbon, washi tape, bakers twine.

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sweet happy moments BY JULI PASCOE (STRAFFORD, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; stickers: Echo Park Paper; bakers twine: American Crafts; brads: Paper Studio; heart punch, sewing tool: We R Memory Keepers; other: cardstock.

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merry christmas

by bev code (canada)

Patterned paper: Paper house; cardstock: american crafts; stickers: Paper house; cardstock: accents: srM; ink: ranger; dew drops: robin's nest; punch: Kreaxions; other: sequins, twine, doily.

whole heart

by esther oosthuizen (south africa)

Patterned paper: My Mind's eye; cardstock: bazzill; chipboard stickers: My Mind's eye; tag: Making Memories; brads: Making Memories; mist: studio calico; ink: tsukineko; other: bakers twine.

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lucy

by sue alMes (north huntingdon, Pennsylvania)

Patterned paper: My Mind’s eye; cardstock: bazzill; embellishments: Paper issues; brads: simple stories; other: twine, enamel dots.

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baby, it’s cold outside BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; ink: Ranger; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; accents: SRM; other: cardstock, ribbon, snowflake.

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happy times BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; accents: Next Style, Zva Creative; ink: Ranger; other: twine.


hello friend BY AMY CUNNIFF (DUANESBURG, NEW YORK) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; word stickers: Simple Stories; stickers: Martha Stewart Crafts.

joy to the world BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; accents: SRM; dew drops: Robin's Nest, Pebbles; ink: Ranger; other: cardstock, punchinella.

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i miss you BY TERESA HORNER (COVINA, CALIFORNIA) Patterned paper: Authentique; cardstock: Bazzill; pearls: Want2Scrap; ink: Tsukineko; snowflake dies: Spellbinders; other: vellum, stamp.

let’s fly away BY LOIS ZERRER (SPRINGFIELD, MISSORI)

Patterned papers: My Mind’s Eye, Heidi Grace Designs; sentiment: We R Memory Keepers; ink: ColorBox.

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we’re looking for

READERS GALLERY SUBMISSIONS FoR THE MARCH 2015 ISSUE oF CREATE

Submissions should be sent to submissions@scrapbookgeneration.com.

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Be sure to have MARCH READERS GALLERY as the subject of the email.

Submissions must be based on one of the four free sketches in this issue.

All files sent should be under 1MB.

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let it snow

warmest wishes

BY BEV CODE (CANADA)

BY BEV CODE (CANADA)

Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; pen: Staedtler, Signo; ink: Ranger; punch: Martha Stewart; other: cardstock, twine.

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Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; pen: Staedtler; ink: Ranger; punch: EK Success; markers: Sharpie; other: twine.


love you always

this makes me...

BY AMY ROLLER (SPARTA, MISSOURI)

BY LISA DONES (HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA)

Patterned paper: Websters Pages, Authentique, My Mind’s Eye; stickers: Webster's Pages; bling: Recollections; other: jelly roll pen, twine.

Patterned paper; Echo Park Paper; embellishments: Queen & Co.; other: cardstock, twine.

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sweet 16

merry christmas

BY TERESA HORNER (COVINA, CALIFORNIA)

BY LEE-ANNE THORNTON (CANADA)

Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; numbers: Paper Studio; pearls: Want2Scrap; twine: Doodlebug; other: ribbon.

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Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; cardstock: American Crafts; flair: A Flair for Buttons; jewels: Prima; twine: My Mind’s Eye.


joy

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BY BEV CODE (CANADA)

BY BEV CODE (CANADA)

Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; punch: Kreaxions; pen: Staedtler; ink: Ranger; other: cardstock, twine.

Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; accents: SRM; pen: Staedtler; punch: Martha Stewart; other: cardstock, twine, washi tape.

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CREATE: Issue 12, January 2015  

Scrapbook pages, cards, embellishments and more featuring Scrapbook Generation's exclusive sketches. Featured manufacturer: Jillibean Soup.

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