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create scrapbook generation’s

ISSUE 13 - MARCH 2015

four fun & free sketches inspiration: Doodlebug Design 196 sweet design ideas


grand openi n g CELEBRATION MONDAY. MARCH 9 - SUNDAY, MARCH 15 OF THE NEW SCRAPBOOKGENERATION.COM

Free set of Thickers (donated by American Crafts) for the first 200 customers who spend $25. For every $25 you spend, you'll be entered in a drawing for these prizes:

• A year-long membership in the Super Sketch Club ($347.88 value) - three winners • A year-long membership in your choice of the Generation Page, Generation Card, Boy Crazy, Girl Crazy, or Allison Davis Kit Club ($263.76 value) - three winners • 10,000 SG Rewards points (normally earned by spending $1,000) • 7,500 SG Rewards points (normally earned by spending $750) • 5,000 SG Rewards points (normally earned by spending $500) • 2,500 SG Rewards points (normally earned by spending $250) • Sketches for Scrapbooking Vol. 1-7 ebook (a $75 value) • Single sketch ebook of your choice (value of up to $22) - 25 winners

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generation Your local scrapbook store. Virtually.


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getting

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friends

a letter from the editor

I’m lucky -- blessed, actually -- to have two real-life scrapbooking buddies. I was the first of our trio to scrapbook, starting back in 1997 when Allison was a junior in high school. A few years later, and before my family had opened Scrapbook Generation, Hazel asked me to show her how to scrapbook. For several months, we met once a week at my house, and it didn’t take long for her to be hooked. Judy was a later convert, and I can explain in one word...grandchildren! We enjoy -- love, actually -- going to weekend retreats. With busy lives, it’s often the only time we get to stop the world and have time just for ourselves. We talk, laugh, eat, and scrapbook. Rinse and repeat! They both are pretty serious about getting things done during these twice-a-year-weekends. We don’t do a lot of chatting during the scrapbooking time, because both of them usually get so focused on completing pages that they barely look up until midnight or later. Based on online forums I’m in, I know that I have it good! For whatever reason, not everyone has someone to scrapbook with in person. Yet the desire to do so is so strong that people connect through forums, often becoming so attached that they set up real-life meetings. Ladies from one forum have met in St. Louis, and have a retreat coming up in Texas this spring. One Australian member even came to the U.S. last summer and did a cross-country tour to meet other forum members! Friends are wonderful. Scrapbooking friends are out-of-this-world! Who else can share -- and understand -- this passion for telling the stories of our lives? I will continue to be thrilled that Hazel and Judy are always up for a scrapbooking road trip. Making memories while preserving memories. Not a bad deal at all.

Debbie Sanders

JUDY FLAGEOLLE, ME, HAZEL STUART

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contents MARCH 2015

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Charming Chipboard

The CREATE team members show 9 clever ways to use and alter raw chipboard for maximum eyeappeal.

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Sketch Support

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

Doodlebug Design

Design team members of this popular brand share their talent, using four free SG sketches to make 12 colorful projects.

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Focus On One

Sketch artist Debbie Sanders and members of the CREATE team use a one-page sketch featuring a single photo.

8 party time with lindsey • 24 sketch anatomy •

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Color Challenge

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 Devra Hunt. 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 spring and of friends 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.

allenge • 158 journaling challenge • 192 cards & tags • 210 altered creations


scrapbook generation’s

create EDITOR-IN-CHIEF debbie sanders SKETCH ARTISTS

allison davis & debbie sanders

ON THE COVER WATER BOY by Allison Davis

Patterned paper: Doodlebug Design; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; patterned vellum: Doodlebug Design; stickers: Doodlebug Design; chipboard alphabet: American Crafts; alphabet stickers: Doodlebug Design; enamel dots: Doodlebug; 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.

SG

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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GIFT BAG: Adhere patterned paper and border sticker across bag. Punch banner shapes from patterned paper and adhere to bag. Adhere doily to bag. Die-cut circle from patterned paper, add faux stitch lines around edge and adhere to bag. Attach scallop, sentiment, balloon and robot stickers to bag with pop dots. Adhere twine and enamel dots to bag. Add small paper clip and tie a bow around handle. Dry emboss a strip of cardstock, cut into banner shape and adhere to bag. Attach label and present stickers to bag with pop dots. CARD: Cut cardstock to create card base. Dry emboss cardstock and adhere to card. Cut strips of patterned paper and adhere. Attach note paper and circle die-cuts to card. Adhere note sticker to card with pop dots. Adhere robot and star stickers with pop dots. Add sentiment banner stickers and enamel dots to card. Draw faux stitch lines around note paper die-cut. PARTY HAT: Cut party hat shape on die-cut machine from cardstock. Adhere patterned paper to inside of hat. Use a white pen to add dots and faux stitch lines around stars; assemble hat. Punch circles from patterned paper and adhere to hat. Cut strip of patterned paper and then cut small slits in the paper, roll strip and insert into the tip of the hat. Spread out paper to make a paper pom-pom for hat. Staple ball trim to bottom edge. Die cut circle from patterned paper, die cut rosette from cardstock, adhere together and attach to hat. Adhere banner and robot stickers to hat. Add star stickers with pop dots. SUPPLIES: Patterned paper: Doodlebug; cardstock: American Crafts, Core’dinations; stickers: Doodlebug; die-cuts: Doodlebug, Simple Stories; enamel dots: Doodlebug; doily: Doodlebug; paperclip: Doodlebug; twine: The Twinery; ball trim: May Arts; lace ribbon: craft store; pen: Uniball; ink: Ranger; embossing folder: Sizzix; rosette die: Sizzix; banner punch: American Crafts; circle and corner punches: EK Success; stapler: Tim Holtz; die-cut machine: Cricut; other: gift bag.

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grand openi n g CELEBRATION MONDAY. MARCH 9 - SUNDAY, MARCH 15 OF THE NEW SCRAPBOOKGENERATION.COM

Free set of Thickers (donated by American Crafts) for the first 200 customers who spend $25. For every $25 you spend, you'll be entered in a drawing for these prizes:

• A year-long membership in the Super Sketch Club ($347.88 value) - three winners • A year-long membership in your choice of the Generation Page, Generation Card, Boy Crazy, Girl Crazy, or Allison Davis Kit Club ($263.76 value) - three winners • 10,000 SG Rewards points (normally earned by spending $1,000) • 7,500 SG Rewards points (normally earned by spending $750) • 5,000 SG Rewards points (normally earned by spending $500) • 2,500 SG Rewards points (normally earned by spending $250) • Sketches for Scrapbooking Vol. 1-7 ebook (a $75 value) • Single sketch ebook of your choice (value of up to $22) - 25 winners

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generation Your local scrapbook store. Virtually.


the great

cover up

with the create team

Raw. Naked. However you describe plain old gray chipboard, it definitely needs some attention to look its top-notch best! Use chipboard simply with inks or paints or papers, or kick it 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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Transforming chipboard with chalkboard paint is a natural. Chipboard also takes well to heat embossing, using the same ink-powder-heat formula as other projects.

ONE • For the title words, I painted raw chipboard with black chalkboard paint. TWO • Two coats may be needed. Let dry before adhering to layout. THREE • The chipboard swirl was a large corner piece which I cut it into two pieces, one for each photo. FOUR • I Inked each piece of raw chipboard with a Versamark Watermark Stamp Pad. FIVE • I applied white embossing powder to the inked chipboard. SIX • The last step is to heat emboss with a heat gun.

create team • juliana michaels • ohio • her blog

live laugh love Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Jillibean Soup; chipboard: Leaky Shed Studio; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; ink: Versamark Watermark by Tsukineko; mist: Heidi Swapp; paint: Craft Smart chalkboard paint; stamps: Jillibean Soup; dies (used as a stencil to draw the circles on the background paper): Lifestyle Crafts.

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Creating a textured, metallic look can be done with a combination of gesso, mists, and embossing powders. Using two colors of mists adds another layer of interest.

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ONE • I covered the entire chipboard frame with gesso and let it dry. TWO • I misted some Prima Color Bloom spray over the frame and let it dry. THREE • Next I applied gel medium to the frame and sprinkled embossing powder in two colors randomly onto the chipboard frame. FOUR • I melted the embossing powder with a heat gun. FIVE • Last, I applied a thin layer of gesso around the edges of the chipboard frame.

create team • lynette jacobs • south africa • her blog

12/22/ 2013 Patterned paper: Prima; cardstock: American Crafts; chipboard frame: Blue Fern Studios; resin embellishments: Prima; micro beads: American Crafts; mist: Prima Color Bloom Spray; texture paste: Studio 490; gesso: Claudine Helmuth; gel medium: Finnabair; embossing powder: Lindy's Stamp Gang; stencil: Prima; other: shells, 12x12 canvas.

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Creating a custom shape for a layout scene is a perfect use for chipboard. Stitching through the middle of the chipboard adds an entirely different texture to the piece.

I wanted to create a 3D version of the tree fort railing to build a scene. I used this process. ONE • Cut chipboard using a craft knife to create a custom shape. TWO • Cover chipboard with patterned paper by tracing the shape on the paper. Cut the paper; attach with glue. THREE • Thread raffia (or string) through a sewing needle and stitch through middle of the chipboard. Stitching through the chipboard versus gluing the raffia to the top or bottom adds extra dimension.

create team • noey hunt • washington • her blog

our hidden tree fort Patterned paper: Recollections, My Mind's Eye; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Creative Imaginations, American Crafts, My Mind's Eye, Martha Stewart; dies: Sarah Bailey (Silhouette), Nathan Jenne (Silhouette).

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Taking raw chipboard from rough and blah to shimmery and shiny can be done in just a few steps. And a few jewels can add another layer of sparkle and glitz.

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ONE • I started with a large raw chipboard circle, and painted it with Tattered Angels High Impact Paint in white and let dry. TWO • I covered the chipboard again with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze in Icicle and let dry. THREE • Last, I covered the entire circle with Chandelier Glimmer Glam from Tattered Angels.

create team • erin reed • texas • her blog

whoo’s cutest? Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; chipboard: Blue Fern Studios; bling: Prima; cork: Paper House; sequins: Prima; ink: Prima; paints: Tattered Angels.

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Using distress inks over chipboard pieces that have been heat-embossed first in off-white shades is a way to add vintage style to a project.

ONE • The upper window was inked with VersaMark; and heat embossed with vanilla white powder for a vintage look. TWO • I added Tea Dye distress ink over the surface. I added natural pearls over the window arch and framed patterned paper with a bird. THREE • The lower shades were heat embossed over the square frame with the same technique, minus the embossing. I just inked them a bit with the Tea Dye ink. FOUR • Title circle was heat embossed with vanilla white powder. I added a second layer of VersaMark ink over the embossed surface and heat embossed with Primary Red powder. As the coverage was not total I got a two-toned title with red that pops and white that makes it a bit muted.

create team • irit shalom • israel • her blog

you’re simply the best Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; cardstock: American Crafts; chalkboard stickers: Paper House Productions; chipboard: Wycinanka; fabric stickers, pearls: Flourish With a Bling; ink: Clearsnap; punch: Martha Stewart; other: washi tape.

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Creating a three-dimensional scene is yet another use for raw chipboard. Simple shapes like this petite row of houses can make a dramatic display.

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ONE • Select an "off the page" chipboard product like this cluster of houses. TWO • Use a light-weight paper like tissue paper, deli paper, or vellum. Apply matte medium (or clear liquid glue) on the chipboard and lay them onto the paper. Let dry before cutting the pieces and assembling. THREE • I used craft glue to hold the chipboard together. Rubber-bands held the parts tight until the glue dried. FOUR • Paint the accessory parts a contrasting colour (I used white) and then attach with craft glue. (Painting small pieces is easier while they are still in the bigger chipboard sheet.) Once they were on the houses I filled the "panes" of the windows with glue and sprinkled with glass glitter.

create team • ruth bonser • australia • her blog

happy place Patterned paper: KaiserCraft; chipboard: Scrapware, 2Crafty; bling: Queen & Co; stitched tag: American Crafts; metal clip: Heidi Swapp; fabric: Little Yellow Bicycle; film strip: BoBunny; glitter: Prima; adhesive: Ranger, Helmar; paint: Dina Wakely.

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Using a ‘background’ stamp on narrow surfaces like these flower stems gives the chipboard an entirely new dimension, and glitter adds a little sparkle.

ONE • I used a decorative floral layered chipboard from a local manufacturer. The first step was to paint the bottom chipboard layer. TWO • Lightly spritz with a mist spray. THREE • Dab with alcohol ink, using alcohol blending solution to lighten if necessary. FOUR • Swipe Distress Ink pad over the top. FIVE • Adhere decorative chipboard layer with double-sided adhesive tape. SIX • Sprinkle glitter onto bottom edge where adhesive tape is exposed. SEVEN • Stamp dictionary type stamp with permanent ink on the floral design. EIGHT • Add Liquid Pearl accents. NINE • Adhere pleated inked ribbon to bottom edge of chipboard.

create team • glenda viljoen • south africa • her blog

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so beautiful Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; letter stickers: Echo Park Paper; stickers: Echo Park Paper; chipboard: Celebr8; ribbon: Idea-ology; ink: Ranger, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; paint: Ranger; mist: Perfect Pearl Mists by Ranger; liquid pearls: Ranger; alcohol ink and ink blending tool with felt: Ranger; stamp: Tim Holtz; glitter: Ranger; other: wooden butterfly, self-adhesive pearls, pearl pin.

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Imprinting a stamped pattern onto a gesso-covered chipboard piece provides an inviting base for additional layers of color and texture.

ONE • Apply a decent coat of gesso to chipboard. TWO • Mist water on a rubber stamp then imprint into wet gesso. THREE • Allow gesso to dry; this can be hurried with the use of a heat gun. FOUR • Rub/apply paint or distress ink into the crevices of the stamped pattern. FIVE • Paint/rub additional paint/gelato color as desired.

create team • suzanna lee • virginia • her blog

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pedal pro

Patterned paper: Webster’s Pages; letter stickers: Pebbles, Studio Calico; chipboard: Maya Road; frame, chipboard, stickers: Pebbles; journaling cards: Heidi Swapp, We R Memory Keepers; labels: Pink Paislee, Studio Calico; stamp: Heidi Swapp; date stamp: October Afternoon; flair: Cocoa Daisy; washi tape: Little B..

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Turning a chipboard album into a banner is easier than you might think. Some paint, some embellishments, and you’re ready to decorate your home.

ONE • I made a raw chipboard mini-album into a heart banner. TWO • I painted the front side with chalkboard paint -- it needed two coats -- and the back side of the album pink. THREE • I punched holes in the corners so I could run the heavy twine throughout each chipboard piece. FOUR • I decorated it with favorite embellishments and pictures.

create team • nikki sivils • missouri • her blog

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love banner

Chipboard heart mini album: Maya Road; letter stickers: Jolee’s Boutique; stickers: Jolee’s Boutique; bingo card, metal clips: Jenni Bowlin; burlap buttons: Nikki Sivils; mini clothespins: American Crafts; tape: Bella Blvd; chalkboard paint: Valspar; butterfly punch: Martha Stewart; other: heavy twine.

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anatom MARCH 2015 FREE SKETCH

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

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

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

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• Photo mats: 10-1/4 x 6-1/2” (left side); 9-1/4 x 6-1/2” (right side)

• Bottom layer backg page

• Bottom layer background, from left, all 9” tall: 12” (with 2-1/2” on the right page); 3/4” (stripe); 1/4”; 2”

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• Panel behind banners: 9 x 12” (with 1/2” on the right page)

DIRECTIONS:

• Banners: 2 x 10-1/2”

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a few placement hints take the guesswork out of positioning items


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generation {an allison davis sketch}

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the number of photos used on the sketch is available at a glance


Allison Davis

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

™ A sampling of items in the Allison Davis “Spring/ Easter” bundle

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

www.scrapbookgeneration.com


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 two-page sketch into a one-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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water boy Patterned paper: Doodlebug Design; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; patterned vellum: Doodlebug Design; stickers: Doodlebug Design; chipboard alphabet: American Crafts; alphabet stickers: Doodlebug Design; enamel dots: Doodlebug Design; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic.

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To accommodate less pictures, I used the twopage sketch to create a one-page layout. I simply used the left side of the sketch as the inspiration for the layout.

I changed up the background pieces to fit the theme of my layout. I love finding fun ways to incorporate the theme of my layout into the design. Instead of having the three vertical background strips I used one large background piece accented with horizontal strips. I turned the green strips into grass by cutting a fringe across the top.

I added a garden of flower stickers with hand-stitched stems in place of the title and stitching on the sketch. Since I had a lot of empty space in the photo I used, I moved my title to the top of the photo, in that empty space.

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CHANGE #5 Since the journaling on the sketch is on the right side of the layout I had to find a new place to put my journaling. The whole left side of the picture is open space so I added the journaling in that area.

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st. patrick’s day party Patterned paper: Doodlebug Design; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Doodlebug Design; foam alphabet: American Crafts; sequins: Doodlebug Design; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic.

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I stretched the photo block across the whole layout by using mostly 4x4 photos and including some 4x4 cards. For one of the 4x4 squares I used four 2x2 photos. This was a way to simplify the photo block and to include a few more photos than suggested on the sketch.

For the background I combined all of the background elements to create a different design. I used 3-inch banner strips across most of the page in place of all the background pieces.


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Since the photo block was taller, I eliminated most of the space available for the title. I used a 4x4 card with “St. Patrick’s Day” on it and then added the word “party” below it for my title.

For the journaling I used a 4x4 card and added journaling strips to it. The journaling block is in the same general area it is on the sketch.

I added some green sequins to the stitched lines and extended the stitched lines across almost the whole length of the layout.

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opening presents Patterned paper: Doodlebug Design; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; foam alphabets: American Crafts; bakers twine: The Twinery; word stickers: Simple Stories, Making Memories; star punch: EK Success; circle punch: Recollections; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic.

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I really wanted to have some fun with the theme of this layout! I tried to create a layout birthday present to use in place of the large background piece. I added the three striped strips and some bakers twine to be the ribbon on the present.

In place of the smaller background strips that stretch across the page, I created candles by using small strips of patterned paper with circles and stitching for the wick and flame.


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I had less pictures to use for this layout so I changed up the size of the photo block to work with my photos. I used five 3x5 photos and since the height isn’t that big of a difference from the photo block on the sketch, I didn’t have to worry about making any big adjustments.

I used a 3x5 area for my journaling. Since I used five 3x5 photos, adding another 3x5 space onto that block of photos would keep everything even and balanced. I didn’t use the whole 3x5 space for my journaling, I just used journaling strips in that space.

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easter’s on its way Patterned paper: Doodlebug Design; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Doodlebug Design; memory thread: DMC; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic.

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I followed the same design as the sketch for the background, with the exception of the smaller background strips that go across almost the whole page. I removed them and added a few extra strips to the sides of the larger background.

I used a 4x6 card for my title and in place of the 4x6 photo on the sketch. Title cards can make scrapbooking so easy! I loved the design of this Easterthemed card and thought it would fit perfectly in that space.


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I used only 3x3 photos for the whole photo block. The only change was using two 3x3 photos in place of the 6x3 photo on the sketch. Using multiple smaller photos in place of one larger photo is always an easy way to include more photos on your layout.

I added a little cluster of stickers to the upper right corner of the layout. I loved the little tree branch with the bird house hanging from it! Plus it helped to fill in some of the bright white space in that area.

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the last day Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; chipboard alphabet: American Crafts; foam alphabet: American Crafts; stickers: Simple Stories; brads: Simple Stories; enamel dots: Simple Stories; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: Century Gothic.

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The biggest change I made on this layout was basically creating a whole other layout for the right page of the layout. I wanted to not only use large photos but to also simplify by using mostly 4x6 photos. The only thing that somewhat follows the sketch is including the journaling block within the photo block.

I added a few striped strips and some stitched lines to the edges of the large photo block in place of the background piece that stretched across the page.


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On the left side of the layout I used the left side of the sketch and centered it on the page. The background still follows that same general design as the sketch. I did add a second background piece to the design.

For the photos on the left page I used the 4x6 photo and two 3x3 photos to create a little photo block.

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Until people started commenting on my vintage childhood photos that I share from time to time on Facebook, I didn’t realize how lucky I was to have them. My dad had a pretty good camera for taking color slides, and my mom always made sure my sister and I were dressed to perfection. What wonderful memories of new Easter hats, gloves, shoes, purses...and puffy slips! In most of the sketches I’ve designed lately, I try to include an area where your own creative ideas can be included in title collages and embellishment clusters -- like the area on this sketch where journaling, title, and embellishments all claim the same space. 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 Doodlebug products on mine!”

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debbie sanders MANSFIELD, MISSOURI

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CREATE EDITOR

Patterned papers: Doodlebug Design; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Doodlebug Design; letter stickers: Doodlebug Design; enamel dots: Doodlebug Design; twine: The Twinery; ink: Colorbox; dies: My Favorite Things, We R Memory Keepers.


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Side by side, it’s easy to see the different approaches members of the CREATE team took in embellishing the title and journaling area of the sketch. So many great ideas to try!

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Side by side, it’s easy to see the different approaches members of the CREATE team took in embellishing the title and journaling area of the sketch. So many great ideas to try!

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DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS

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monique liedtke

I really loved the sketch and kept pretty close to it. I often struggle with sketches with more photos, so this one was just perfect. Instead of using one large tag I chose to use two smaller ones. This was inspired by the Crate Paper collection I used, the Open Book collection from Maggie Holmes, which came with these fun stitched tags. I definitely wanted to use those. I also replaced the row of tickets from the sketch with a few other embellishments I adored. That’s what I love about sketches, you can always adjust them to your liking.”

love, love & love

Patterned paper: Crate Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Crate Paper; wood veneers: Scraptastic; paper clip: American Crafts; transparency: My Mind’s Eye; die-cuts: American Crafts, Crate Paper; ribbon tags: Crate Paper; rub-ons: Crate Paper; twine: The Twinery; stamping ink: Memento; mists: Studio Calico; stamps: Trodat; staples: Tim Holtz.


the story of our lives

estrella barba CUIDAD REAL, SPAIN

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2015

I liked the sketch a lot, especially for the detail of the tickets. These always look good, right?”

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Patterned paper: Prima; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: My Mind’s Eye; wood veneer: Studio Calico; flowers: Prima, Petaloo; tag: Fancy Pants Designs, Prima; ink: Ranger, Stazon, Tattered Angels; mask: Tim Holtz; stamps: Prima; other: hinges, raffia.


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BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

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julie mowen

This is such a great sketch, and as I usually do, I stuck pretty close to the original design. I loved that I could use the bright, bold colors, and yet the focus still remained on the single 4x6 photo. I was also able to add several tags to the pocket, which gave me a lot of room for journaling. I can't wait to use this sketch again.”

laugh out loud

Patterned paper: Fancy Pants, Chickaniddy Crafts, Echo Park Paper; letter stickers: Chickaniddy Crafts; chipboard: Freckled Fawn, BasicGrey; die-cuts: October Afternoon, Jillibean Soup, BasicGrey; enamel Dots: My Mind’s Eye; flair, clip: Freckled Fawn; pen: Sakura; other: twine, tags.


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glenda viljoen BENONI, SOUTH AFRICA

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2015

I loved working with this sketch! It allowed structure yet enabled versatility and creativity. Instead of using a background mat, I created a frame which was placed on top of the floral paper and vertical strips, creating dimensional interest. The ‘tickets’ were replaced with a leaf vine and flowers to match the photo theme. The journaling pocket and tag was combined and replaced with a textured kraft tag and ephemera card.”

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Patterned paper: Prima; letter stickers: Prima, Silhouette; stickers: Prima; tag: Julie Nutting; flowers: Prima; leaf vine: Prima; wooden butterfly: Prima; ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; ink blending foam tool: Ranger; mists: Prima; texture paste: Prima; stencil, dies: Tim Holtz.


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ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

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heather robertson

I really loved this sketch, the crisp, clean look, and really stuck pretty close to it. I substituted the Jillibean Soup tags for the tickets, and some enamel dots for the paper strip. And just for fun, I stuck in a little feather.”

puffy vest

Patterned paper: KaiserCraft; cardstock: Colorbok; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; stickers: Heidi Swapp, Jillibean Soup; feather: Bella Blvd; envelope: Simple Stories; die-cut tags: Jillibean Soup, KaiserCraft; wood banners: UmWow; wood shapes: Studio Calico, Lawn Fawn; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; flair: BasicGrey; edge punch: Martha Stewart.


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katrina hunt 2015

Love, love, love. This sketch is so easy to change up. I turned the sketch and flipped the pocket to go by my photo. I added the extra strip at bottom along with the title. I love pockets that hold journaling like this and it is fun to dress them up.”

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Patterned paper: Teresa Collins, Gossamer Blue, American Crafts; puffy sticker: Evalicious; die-cuts: American Crafts; enamel and cork dots: Teresa Collins Designs; doily: Doodlebug; twine: The Twinery; punch: EK Success; die-cutting: Silhouette Cameo; adhesive: ThermOWeb.

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

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MANHEIM, PENNSYLVANIA

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stacia brandt

Sometimes I stick closely to a sketch, and sometimes, I tend to ‘stray.’ For this particular sketch, it was easy for me to keep the general idea of the sketch and add an additional photo in place of the tag spot. For the most part, the remainder of the sketch and my layout are a close match. Sketches are a great jumping off point for me and normally always can get me past my scrapper’s block.”

we are penn state proud

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Echo Park Paper; stickers: Echo Park Paper; chipboard: Bella Blvd; cork: Studio Calico; enamel shapes: Doodlebug; ink: Prima.


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tasha key JONESBORO, ARKANSAS

{ her blog }

2015

This was such a fun sketch to work with and perfect for the sunburst type papers that many of us might have. To keep from interrupting the lines leading to my photo I chose to take the vertical paper strips and place them behind the square panel.”

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Patterned paper: Echo Park; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts, Simple Stories; stickers: Echo Park, Fancy Pants; tickets: Fancy Pants; paper clip: Fancy Pants; wood veneer: Freckled Fawn, Scraptastic; enamel dots: Teresa Collins, Doodlebug; stamps: Technique Tuesday; embossing powder: Ranger.


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HARTBEESPOORT, SOUTH AFRICA

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jowilna nolte

I loved this sketch and simply had to play along. I did change it up a bit by leaving out some of the elements like the tag and ticket strip, but rather used elements that I had on hand. Lucky for me, I also just got a new set of dies with the most perfect little arrow die in it that I could incorporate into the layout like the sketch. And of course I had to add some more sewing to my layout. And although I am not a huge fan of single pages, I did enjoy doing this layout with the easy to follow sketch!”

you are loved

Patterned paper: KaiserCraft, Melissa Frances, American Crafts; cardstock: AC; chipboard: Celebr8, Teresa Collins Designs; embroidery thread: DMC; ink: Tsukineko; milk paint: Imaginisce; dies: DoCrafts; other: diamante.


love this great day

moon lee KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN

{ her blog }

2015

One thing I love about the sketch challenge is that it always helps me to visualize a layout. Also, it's always fun to use it as inspiration, just like what I did to flip it from right to left.”

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Patterned paper: American Crafts, BoBunny, Crate Paper, Heidi Swapp; stickers: Doodlebug; die-cuts: Heidi Swapp, Crate Paper; embroidery floss: DMC; mists: Heidi Swapp; other: doily paper, buttons.


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GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA

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suzanna lee

This sketch was particularly inspiring to me because it was ‘off center.’ I have a tendency to like to work symmetrically so this allowed me the ability to explore something a little bit different, out of my comfort zone. You will note that I flipped the sketch as well.”

lucky charm

Patterned paper: Authentique, Teresa Collins Designs, Doodlebug, Reminisce; cardstock: Core'dinations; letter stickers: American Crafts; enamel dots, stickers: Teresa Collins Designs; dies: Memory Box, Impression Obsession, Craftwell; tag: American Crafts; glassine bags: Recollections, The Paper Studio; twine: The Twinery; mist: Heidi Swapp.


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irit shalom REHOVOT, ISRAEL

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2015

Irit changed the orientation of the photo from vertical to horizontal, and also added a tag-shaped photo in the journaling tag area. This gave her extra room for embellishments along the edge of the large photo.

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Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; stickers: Paper House Productions; ribbons: Paper Studio; pen: Uniball; mists: Lindy's Stamp Gang; stamps: Die-Versions; dies: Die- Versions; punch: EK Success; other: buttons, lace tape.


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PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA

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lynette jacobs

Loved the sketch and decided to play along with it. It was the perfect sketch to showcase my daughter's rockabilly style.”

Patterned papers: Teresa Collins; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Teresa Collins; brads: Teresa Collins, Doodlebug, My Mind’s Eye; button: Teresa Collins: chipboard: Blue Fern Studios; flowers: Petaloo; bling: Teresa Collins Designs; ribbon: Making Memories; embroidery floss: DMC; distress ink: Ranger; gesso: Claudine Helmuth Studio; embossing powder: Lindy's Stamp Gang; other: twine.


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penny grimsley PLANO, TEXAS

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2015

I love using a one-page sketch to tell a story. We love eating at this restaurant, and go there about every two weeks. We always split the same meal and never need to look at a menu. Over the years, I have picked up a collection of their drink coasters. When I saw this sketch, I envisioned putting that drink coaster on the right side and the layout just came together. I actually turned the drink coaster into a pocket and added hidden journaling behind it, and added the die-cuts around the coaster to emulate a sign. I added three 2x2 photos, expanding the story to include their actual sign, our favorite place to sit - the patio by the fireplace - and the meal we always get. We think it’s amazing and we are always up for patio time.”

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Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: American Crafts, October Afternoon, Simple Stories; brads: We R Memory Keepers, Bazzill, Doodlebug; die-cuts: BoBunny; floss: DMC; washi tape: Queen & Co.


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PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS

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erin reed

I loved this sketch and to alter it a bit for my picture was super easy! My picture is a 4x4 square taken from Instagram, so the size of the picture changed from the sketch. Also, I flipped the location of the picture to the other side of the layout (mirror image) to help place the large embellishment over the picture without covering up my son. There was a lot of extra space on the other side of the picture I could cover up. I did not want to use flowers, so I used stars and other Boy Scout stickers to act as the embellishments.”

picture perfect adventure

Patterned paper: Paper House, KaiserCraft; cardstock: BoBunny; stickers: Paper House; wood: Unique Laser Designs; pearls: Doodlebug; cork: Paper House; ink: Prima; stencils: UmWow; mists: Tattered Angels.


I really enjoyed this single page sketch. I left out the vertical strips because they were too much for my 8.5x11 layout and I didn’t want them to compete with adorable picture of my nephews.”

Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; stickers: Jillibean Soup; ruler piece: Maya Road; wood phrase: Fancy Pants Designs; staples: Tim Holtz; ribbon corner: Martha Stewart; word sticker: My Mind’s Eye; chalkboard badges: American Crafts; other: tape.

nikki sivils ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

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2015

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doodlebug design

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

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Doodlebug’s rainbow colors always go in the following order: cupcake, bubblegum, ladybug, tangerine, bumblebee, limeade, swimming pool, blue jean, lilac, lily white bon bon, and beetle black. It’s a timeless, consistent, and coordinating bright color palette.

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Doodlebug’s warehouse/offices have been referred to as “Disneyland for papercrafters.”

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Doodlebug’s warehouse is larger than a soccer field.

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We are the only company to coordinate colors to match each new season to the previous releases. We have a good time traveling together, whether it is to a show or event. We get to try new restaurants and foods, shop together, play games together and share much laughter and great conversation.

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We pride ourselves on amazing birthday celebrations, where we go to lunch, write personalized cards from everyone, and received a beautifully colorcoordinated wish list of gifts to celebrate each individual person. It’s amazing!

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Doodlebug is a family business. 10 of the employees who work here are actual family, and the rest feel blessed to be adopted in. It’s like one big happy family. We cry together, laugh together and have fun together.

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Doodlebug has other products through licensing channels such as Sizzix dies, stamps through Hampton Art, and fabric through Riley Blake Designs, and some private labels products as well.

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It is so fun working in an environment where creativity is practiced and encouraged. We get to create and produce awesome products, and even play with them!

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Release after release our rainbow of colors will mix and match with the collections, so you can always count on your Doodlebug products coordinating just right.

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Founder Cynthea Lines began as 6 was always doodling SKUs (items), and as a young girl and have now grown that’s where the name into a wide range of Doodlebug comes from. collections and products of more than 2,500 SKUs. Doodlebug is all Doodlebug brings about beautiful brightness and bright colors. in fact, happiness on a we actually have our worldwide magnitude, Doodlebug sugar and ships to over 43 coating glitter countries! embedded in the epoxy on the floors. Doodlebug is known for colorful products. The people who work with the company not only produce fun products, but are fun to work with themselves!

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one PAGE sketch

DEBBIE SANDERS

Sometimes one photo tells the story. An offset background sets the scene, and three distinctive embellishment clusters make it personal.


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Instead of the double-mat on the sketch, Kathy used machine stitching to frame the photo area. With the picket fence sticker, she was able to create an Easter vignette to coordinate with her photo.

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easter beauties Patterned paper: Doodlebug Design; stickers: Doodlebug Design; letter stickers: Doodlebug Design; twine: Doodlebug Design; enamel shapes: Doodlebug Design.

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MENDI YOSHIKAWA for

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I love Scrapbook Generation sketches and how they take the guesswork out of photo and embellishment placement. They are always such a huge inspiration to me and I am thankful that they help me get more accomplished in less time.”

Mendi Yoshikawa

“I knew I wanted to use a butterfly embellishment to complete my visual triangle, but I couldn’t find just the right sticker to match my page. A die came to my rescue! I love how easily dies and cutting files can be cut from coordinating papers to make them look like they are part of an existing collection!”

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fairy wishes Patterned paper: Doodlebug Design; cardstock: Ameican Crafts; stickers: Doodlebug Design; banner craft kit: Doodlebug Design; enamel shapes: Doodlebug Design; twine: Doodlebug Design; butterfly die: Sizzix; tag, pocket: Lori Whitlock; die-cut: Silhouette.

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PIALI BISWAS for

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I loved this sketch, as I prefer single photo layouts. It’s beautiful and very easy to create. The tag journaling pocket is fabulous; we can use more than one tag if needed for journaling, or put some small 2x2 photos inside.”

Piali Biswas

“I picked my color scheme and supplies to match the colors and patterns in the photo, like the black polka dots from leggings, blue hues from the sky and jacket, pinks and reds form the shoes. I used vellum for the pocket; the tag journaling is visible through it...it’s fun!”

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sisters Patterned paper: Doodlebug Design; cardstock: Doodlebug Design; vellum: Doodlebug Design; chipboard letters: Doodlebug Design; stickers: Doodlebug Design; letter stickers: Doodlebug Design; enamel shapes: Doodlebug Design; buttons: Doodlebug Design; twine: Doodlebug Design.

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SILVIA BARRERA for

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I like this sketch because it has areas with a lot of space, which make it look clean and with lots of air. It also has a few layers of paper with diverse patterns. I also love that it invites you to use big letters, which go incredibly well with these sketches.”

Silvia Barrera

“In this layout I wanted to use crochet to give a knitted touch to my project. This makes it more personal and unique. I love to mix colors and textures, as they make the project much more interesting. I played with buttons, stickers and jewels. I used a photo that has all the colors from the ‘Hello Sunshine’ collection from Doodlebug, and I love the way it looks because it all matches perfectly.”

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magic Patterned paper: Doodlebug Design; stickers: Doodlebug Design; chipboard letters: Doodlebug Design; twine: Doodlebug Design; enamel shapes: Doodlebug Design; jewels: Doodlebug Design; punch: Martha Stewart.

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TRACI PENROD for

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This is the only photo I have of my niece on this special day, so the focus on the photo was perfect using this sketch. I love the title anchored at the bottom of the layout, and the addition of two embellishment clusters made this a fun page to play with.”

Traci Penrod

“I had fun adding a row of cute Doodlebug sequins down the left side of my page...and what’s a cute girly layout without glitter sprinkles and twine bows!”

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easter Patterned paper: Doodlebug Design; cardstock: Doodlebug Design; chipboard letters: Doodlebug Design; stickers: Doodlebug Design; enamel shapes: Doodlebug Design; twine: Doodlebug Design; sequins: Doodlebug Design.

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ALLISON DAVIS

wo t PAGE sketch With nine photos, this sketch is waiting to tell a big story. The grid design of the photos is a great contrast for the asymmetrical background papers.

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“When I scrapbook, I like all of my photos to face inward. If you will notice, I traded the placement of the photos around so that my focal point photo of my daughter on the far right side would be facing inward. Don't be afraid to flip things around to take advantage of your strong photos - they should be the star of your layout!�


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I love using Scrapbook Generation’s” double-page layout sketches when I have oodles of photos from one event. This ninephoto sketch was just perfect for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. Plenty of room for photos and my embellishments!”

Tya Smith

egg hunt Patterned paper: Doodlebug Design; cardstock: Bazzill; chipboard letters: Doodlebug Design; stickers: Doodlebug Design; epoxy shapes: Doodlebug Design; bakers twine: Doodlebug Design.

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ALLISON DAVIS

greeting

CARD sketch Send a message that takes center stage with this card design that balances linear elements with a sprinkle of embellishments that are anything but.


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doodlebug design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Piali Biswas

Patterned paper: Doodlebug Design; cardstock: Doodlebug Design; epoxy shapes: Doodlebug Design.

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Kathy

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Mendi Yoshikawa

Patterned paper: Doodlebug Design; stickers: Doodlebug Design; sequins: Doodlebug Design.

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decorative

TAG sketch

DEBBIE SANDERS

Colorblocking is the theme for this versatile tag. Decorative touches in each segment offer the chance to customize the tag for just about any situation.


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Traci Penrod

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Patterned paper: Doodlebug Design; cardstock: Doodlebug Design; stickers: Doodlebug Design; pixie sticks, bakers twine, jewels: Doodlebug Design.

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sign; letter stickers: Doodlebug ug Design; pixie sticks: binding.

Tya Smith

Patterned paper: Doodlebug Design; cardstock: Doodlebug Design; stickers, flag, epoxy dots, bakers twine: Doodlebug Design; ribbon: May Arts; pen: Uniball Signo.

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design with the create team

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 Doodlebug, the featured manufacturer in this issue. Check out their projects and discover why they find Doodlebug products to be so versatile and fun.

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When I make layouts for my nephews or nieces, I prefer to choose colorful papers and embellishments. That's why the products by Doodlebug always catch my eyes!”

baby girl

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Patterned paper: Doodlebug, Studio Calico; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Doodlebug; stickers: Doodlebug; enamel dots: Doodlebug; chipboard: Pink Paislee; sequins: Daiso; flowers: Prima; embroidery floss: DMC; other: buttons.

moon lee KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN

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Doodlebug has always been a ‘go to’ company for me. My style is often bright, bold and colorful...what better company to use than Doodlebug if that is the style you choose. Their color palette always has such a happy feel!”

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Patterned paper: Doodlebug; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Doodlebug; enamel shapes: Doodlebug; die-cuts: Doodlebug; ink: Sakura; dies: Sizzix.

stacia brandt MANHEIM, PENNSYLVANIA

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I adore Doodlebug’s bright happy colors. Their products are perfect for my on-the-go two-year-old son.”

up & down

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Patterned paper: Doodlebug; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Doodlebug; enamel dots: Doodlebug; brads: Doodlebug; diecutting: Silhouette Cameo; other: twine.

tasha key JONESBORO, ARKANSAS

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I used this issue's single-page sketch to create a layout using products from Doodlebug Designs. I only had three pieces of patterned paper and a sticker sheet to work with but I love how this turned out! I added some twine and enamel dots (also from Doodlebug) to complete my page. I love how bright and colorful this is...so perfect for this cheerful bunch of shop-a-holics!”

let’s go shopping!

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Patterned paper: Doodlebug, Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts, October Afternoon; stickers: Doodlebug; wood veneer: Studio Calico, BoBunny; enamel dots: Doodlebug; washi tape: Queen & Co; paper sack: Celebrate It; twine: Doodlebug; ink: Ranger; die-cuts: Silhouette America; other: buttons, machine thread, doily, eyelets; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

steffanie seiler PORTLAND, OREGON

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I had the joy of working for a local scrapbook store in 2006 and 2007. My favorite work task was to put out new products. I loved Doodlebug arrival days. So much bright goodness and their lines all work so well together. Nothing says spring to me like the bright colors of Doodlebug. Such a fun company to work with. I always look forward to their new lines, and might even be known to hoard their brads and dots. In every color.�

penny grimsley PLANO, TEXAS

{ HER BLOG }


hello spring

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Doodlebug

Patterned paper: Doodlebug; cardstock: Bazzill; cork: Die Cuts With a View; word stickers: Doodlebug; doilies: Doodlebug; enamel dots: Doodlebug; twine: Doodlebug; banner die: Paper Smooches; punches: Fiskars, Stampin’ Up; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

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I love the vintage style, so I like to change papers with bright and colorful patterns to give them a more soft and muted look.”

funny

CREATE TEAM

Patterned paper: Doodlebug; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Bo Bunny; ink spray: Ranger; gesso: Prima; stamps: BoBunny; dies: Lawn Fawn; other, ribbon, raffia, cork, thread.

estrella barba CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN

{ HER BLOG }

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I love doilies, so why not make them the focus of my layout? I used several different colors of the Doodlebug polka dot doilies to create my layout. Love the rainbow of colors.”

they color my world

CREATE TEAM

Patterned paper: Doodlebug; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Doodlebug; enamel dots: Doodlebug; flair: A Flair for Buttons; mists: Heidi Swapp, Studio Calico.

katrina hunt SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

{ HER BLOG }

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I love that Doodlebug has a large range of products that all coordinate, and the bright colors really make an impact. For this layout, I used a filter in Adobe Photoshop Elements to turn the photo into a sketch.�

cat therapy

CREATE TEAM

Patterned paper: Doodlebug; cardstock: Colorbok; letter stickers: Doodlebug; heart pearls, twine: Doodlebug; heart punch: Marvy Uchida; embossing folder: The Crafter's Workshop; buttons: JoAnns.

heather robertson ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

{ HER BLOG }

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I love Doodlebug! The bright colors and cute, playful designs are right up my alley.”

playdate

CREATE TEAM

Patterned paper: Doodlebug; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Doodlebug; stickers: Doodlebug; doilies: Doodlebug; mist: Studio Calico; gel pen: Signo Uniball; adhesive: ThermOWeb.

rebecca keppel GILBERT, ARIZONA

{ HER BLOG }

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Ever since I started scrapbooking more than 11 years ago, I have been (and always will be) in love with everything Doodlebug! I still have items in my stash from the early days with which I will never part. I adore their vibrant colors, their super-cute designs (those owls!) and the embellishments they create for every collection. I’m so lucky to have been on Doodlebug’s design team for more than two years. Because of that I still have a lot of their products to create with, and I also have some new collections like ‘Friendly Forest’ I’m using here.”

carefree

CREATE TEAM

Patterned paper: Doodlebug; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Doodlebug; enamel arrows: Doodlebug; die-cuts: Doodlebug; ink: Memento; stamp: Trodat; digital cut file: Kerri Bradford Studio; staples: V&D; pen: K & Company.

monique liedtke DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS

{ HER BLOG }

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This bright Doodlebug collection was a great choice for photos of my grandson Jackson’s birthday party. Birthdays are one of my favorite topics to scrapbook, but they are sometimes challenging because of the clash of colors involved. The inclusion of several toneon-tone patterns in the collection let me use papers that wouldn’t overpower the photos.”

debbie sanders MANSFIELD, MISSOURI

{ HER BLOG }


birthday party

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Doodlebug

Patterned paper: Doodlebug; stickers: Doodlebug; die-cuts: Doodlebug; other: circle punch.

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color embrace

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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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This beautiful and bright color combo instantly reminded me of pretty spring flowers, so I cut out several on my die-cutting machine and painted each one. I used black and white photos so the colors would pop. I layered the flowers under them and added lots of yellow and orange paint onto my background for more explosions of color.”

paige is loved

• CREATE TEAM •

Patterned paper: Recollections; cardstock: Bazzill Basics, Colorbok; flair: A Flair For Buttons; paper clips: Freckled Fawn; thread: Coats; ink: Ranger Archival; mediums: Reeves Gouache Paints, Mister Huey’s Color Mist; pen: Sharpie; stamps: Hampton Art, October Afternoon; stencil: Heidi Swapp; dies: The Cut Shoppe, Silhouette.

missy whidden FROSTPROOF, FLORIDA

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I initially found the orange colors a challenge to work with because it isn't a color that I often use. I decided to use a relative neutral paper line and bring in the color with mixed media and embellishments, and I am delighted with the result.”

love

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Patterned paper: Prima, 7Gypsies; cardstock: American Crafts; dimensional stickers: Prima; chipboard: Blue Fern Studios; flowers: Prima; acrylic flower: Marion Smith Designs; stick pin: Prima; sequins: Prima; ink: Ranger Distress Inks; mist: Prima Bloom; texture paste: Studio 490; glossy accents: Ranger; paint: U-Art; stamps: Prima; punch: Martha Stewart.

lynette jacobs PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA

{ her blog }


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team & color


Green and orange are two of my favorite colors, so it's so much fun to play with this color combo. I especially enjoy looking for green and orange embellishments from my stash of scrapbooking supplies. They're just perfect with each other no matter which brand it is!”

amazing

• CREATE TEAM •

Patterned paper: Basic Grey, October Afternoon, Studio Calico; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Fancy Pants Designs; stickers: Crate Paper, American Crafts, Glitz Design, Simple Stories, Echo Park Paper; enamel dots: Doodlebug; chipboard: My Mind's Eye, Webster's Pages; embroidery floss: DMC; mists: Heidi Swapp, Fireworks Spray.

moon lee KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN

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team & color


The colors were bright summer colors and were a great fit for the photos of my dear grandkids. Also those were Shavuot holidays photos and Shavout is a spring holiday. I thought that those colors are colors of celebration, so I added this title using a ‘celebrate’ word die. Those are colors of summer nature with sunshine rays, red splashes and greens all around.”

celebrate a great day

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Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; stickers: Paper House Productions; mask:The Memory Box; inks: Ranger; dies: Die-Versions.

irit shalom REHOVOT, ISRAEL

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team & color


I really loved this colour challenge. First off, these are normally not colours I would have gravitated toward using. However, once I started piecing them together I found they really worked to pop my photo. It was also a great challenge because most of the embellishments I used are fully customizable. I used the Heidi Swapp MINC 12" Foil Applicator System to transform them all into the brilliant palette featured in the colour challenge. Using a colour challenge really helped me creatively, to see these shades in new ways and for future possibilities and projects.”

all I need

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Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; foil ephemera, embellishments: Heidi Swapp; die-cuts: Heidi Swapp; other: MINC 12" Foil Applicator Machine and green and gold foil by Heidi Swapp.

lindsay bateman LAC LABICHE, CANADA

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team & color


This color challenge, like always, seemed very difficult in the beginning. Once I figured out the direction I was going to take for my page, that all changed! I loved the overall springy feel that this page took thanks to the bright and cheerful color combination!”

succulent love

• CREATE TEAM •

Patterned paper: Bella Blvd, American Crafts, Heidi Swapp; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts; flair: Scraptastic; wood veneer: Pink Fresh Studio; label sticker: Kaitlin Sheaffer Designs; enamel shapes: We R Memory Keepers; ink: Tsukineko; stamps: Scraptastic.

jennie mcgarvey NEWBURGH, INDIANA

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team & color


This color combination really intrigued me and I wanted to find a way to use it. When I came across this photo of my pup Ginger, I thought the colors would really brighten up the picture from the low lighting. I love how this turned out and really lets you focus on the main subject, my adorable Ginger looking out the window.”

my girl

• CREATE TEAM •

Patterned paper: American Crafts, Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: We R Memory Keepers, Chickaniddy Crafts; cork stickers: American Crafts; clear stickers: Simple Stories; brads: Teresa Collins Designs; doily: Freckled Fawn; other: enamel dots.

colleen o’keefe RACINE, WISCONSIN

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I love those colors and this picture with my two girls...they are lovely to me! For me, it was a great moment to be with my family. This moment of us together I will keep forever in my mind!”

we are family

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Patterned paper: Arte Facil, Brazil, Primavera; cardstock: Tok e crie, Brazil; chipboard: Momento Divertido; mists: Tattered Angels; flowers: handmade by Cynthia Lloréns; other: stencil, panpastels, acrylic gesso.

cynthia llorens SAO JOSE DO RIO PRETO, BRAZIL

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On this challenge, I had to scramble through some of my older papers to find the colors I needed. On a brighter note, I used paper I forgot I had! These colors compliment my photo perfectly.”

sweet baby girl

• CREATE TEAM •

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, Die Cuts With a View; letter stickers: American Crafts, My Minds Eye; wood heart: American Crafts; ink: Ranger; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; other: cardstock, ribbon, embroidery floss, chipboard.

diane iversen MT. VERNON, MISSOURI

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I just loved the bright vibrant color scheme -orange and yellow are so fun to work with. I snuck in a little green with the sequins.”

got static?

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Cardstock: Colorbok; letter stickers: Doodlebug, Lily Bee; chipboard circles: Creative Embellishments; sequins: Doodlebug; tag: Bella Blvd; crocheted heart: Bella Blvd; wood buttons: Jillibean Soup; washi: Doodlebug, Bella Blvd; chipboard Heart: Heidi Swapp; stick pins: Jo-anns; ink: Stampin’ Up, Tim Holtz; mist: Tattered Angels, Tim Holtz; pens: Faber-Castell; stamps: Gel-a-tin.

heather robertson ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

{ her blog }


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team & color

While it is really rare for me to start with a color palette as the genesis of a layout, I have to say that I really enjoyed this assignment. This color palette definitely felt like spring to me, so I hunted to find some photos that would be just perfect for it. And that was the easy part! I did spend more than a few hours working to make sure I was getting just the perfect shades for the palette. But, I really enjoyed the whole preparation process and loved how, when finished, I felt that the colors really picked up the energy of the photographs.�


easter egg-citement

• CREATE TEAM •

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper, Lawn Fawn, October Afternoon, W R Memory Keepers; cardstock: Bazzill; vellum: Creative Memories; letter stickers: October Afternoon; stickers: Echo Park Paper, Jillibean Soup, My Mind’s Eye, Pink Paislee; embroidery floss: DMC; punches: Martha Stewart; stamps: Technique Tuesday; ink: Jenni Bowlin; diecut shapes: Silhouette Cameo cut files; stapler: Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

penny grimsley PLANO, TEXAS

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team & color

I was so excited to see this month's color challenge...I'm pretty sure I screamed ‘I can do this!’ Bright primary colors are right up my alley. I gathered these photos of my son taken one sunshiny spring day and made a collage before printing them out. Pairing them up with these brights patterns from Jillibean Soup was so easy. I kept the design simple and clean, having more fun with the embellishments and title. These photos make me so happy and I just love how it all came together!”


love this boy

• CREATE TEAM •

Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: October Afternoon, American Crafts; wood veneer: Studio Calico; embroidery floss: Sullivans; ink: Ranger, Stampin' Up; mist: Heidi Swapp; butterfly punch: Martha Stewart; die-cuts: Silhouette; other: heart punch; sketch: Allison Davis for Scrapbook Generation.

steffanie seiler PORTLAND, OREGON

{ her blog }


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getting it

with the create team

Who doesn’t enjoy receiving a thank-you note? And who doesn’t feel good after taking the time to thank someone else? Why not take advantage of these good thoughts that come straight from the heart? It’s authentic journaling at its best.

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U NAME: Wendy Antenucci LOCATION: Palm Beach, Florida CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how a simple thank-you note -- either given to you or written by you -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I have wanted for quite some time to document my time on the Simple Stories design team. This assignment gave me the direction I needed to authentically document the gratitude I feel each time I see my name listed as a design member for Simple Stories. I kept the main focus of my layout on my thank you note and then I added in supporting pictures of events that only happened because someone gave me a chance and opened a door for me.”


THANK YOU Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Reflections; stickers: Simple Stories; chipboard: Simple Stories; die-cuts: Simple Stories; journaling cards: Simple Stories; cut file: Silhouette; other: doily.


U NAME: Victoria Freze LOCATION: Odessa, Ukraine CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how a simple thank-you note -- either given to you or written by you -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

For this layout I asked my husband to write a simple note for me and to thank me for something. I was so happy to read his thanks for our daughter. I used a family selfie of one recent Sunday that we spent together. Love such days!”


THANKS Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs, Jillibean Soup; letter stickers: EK Success; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup; cork arrow: Fancy Pants Designs; flair button: Fancy Pants Designs; enamel dots: Dovecraft; rubons: Melissa Frances; stencils: Fancy Pants Designs; paints: Ranger, Tattered Angels; cut files: Silhouette.


U NAME: Christy Arthur LOCATION: Battlefield, Missouri CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how a simple thank-you note -- either given to you or written by you -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

The journaling challenge required me to be more thoughtful about finding something that would work and how to incorporate it with my pictures. I really enjoyed it once I found the thank you note I wanted to use and it made the rest of the layout design really easy and meaningful.”


TEDDY Patterned paper: Crate Paper, American Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Studio Calico; stickers: Crate paper; chipboard: October Afternoon.


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NAME: Lindsey Amschler LOCATION: Springfield, Missouri CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how a simple thank-you note -- either given to you or written by you -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I really enjoyed this challenge. It was a perfect way to highlight a special note I wrote to my mother. I first printed the thank you note onto cardstock and cut it into strips, before adding to my layout."


THANKS

Patterned paper: BoBunny, My Mind's Eye; cardstock: Core’dinations, American Crafts, Bazzill; die-cuts: BoBunny; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; buttons: Teresa Collins Designs; wood veneer: Prima; ribbon: Hug Snug; ink: Prima, Ranger; paint: Ranger; mists: Lindy's Stamp Gang, Heidi Swapp; pen: Uniball; embossing paste: Ranger; die: Lawn Fawn; punch: We R Memory Keepers; stencil: Memory Box.


U NAME: Irit Shalom LOCATION: Rehovot, Israel CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how a simple thank-you note -- either given to you or written by you -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I made a layout for my husband, and I thanked him over a chalkboard sticker with handwritten journaling for everything he is for me for all those years.”


32 YEARS: TRUE STORY Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Paper House Productions; tag: Pink Paislee; mask: Sweet Stamps; ink: Ranger; pen: Uniball.


U NAME: Rebecca Keppel LOCATION: Gilbert, Arizona CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how a simple thank-you note -- either given to you or written by you -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I loved the idea of a thank you note as journaling. Especially when it comes to layouts about my husband, who I don't scrapbook as much as I do the kids. I am so grateful for all that he does and this is one small way I can let him know that!”


THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO Patterned paper: Simple Stories; letter stickers: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; journaling card: Simple Stories; adhesive: ThermOWeb.


U NAME: Colleen O’Keefe LOCATION: Racine, Wisconsin CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how a simple thank-you note -- either given to you or written by you -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I decided to use this challenge to write a letter to my dogs, Ginger and Roscoe. They are my and my husband's children! They give us so much unconditional love and mean the world to us and it was a perfect opportunity to record how we feel about them.”


TO MY PUPPIES Patterned paper: American Crafts, Crate Paper, Scraptastic; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; puffy stickers: Recollections; epoxy sticker: Cloud 9; vellum die-cuts: Crate Paper; die-cut: Scraptastic; other: enamel dots.


U NAME: Latrice Murphy LOCATION: Aurora, Illinois CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how a simple thank-you note -- either given to you or written by you -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I loved this challenge. It gave me a good change to give a big idea a try that I’ve had for a while. By keeping the letters all in the same color family the journaling flows better and works well across the page. I was happy to chat about my nephew who I love dearly. The rest of the page is simple with some stitching and a few school embellishments.”


THIS KID Patterned paper: BoBunny, Adorn It; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts, Me & My Big Ideas; embellishments: Prima, Crate Paper; washi tape: Freckled Fawn; adhesive: Tombow.


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NAME: Denise Storck LOCATION: Arlington, Virginia CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how a simple thank-you note -- either given to you or written by you -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I had a lot of fun putting this page together -- got to use girly papers and elements! Plus, I was able to focus on how great a friend I have! That’s what I love about scrapbooking. It’s a visual and permanent way to express yourself.”


YOU MAKE EVERYTHING BETTER Digital elements: Glitz Design, BasicGrey, Adrienne Loomandy, Designs by Dani, Stampin’ Up, Katie Pertiet, Splendid Fiins.


NAME: Jowilna Nolte LOCATION: Hartbeespoort, South Africa CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how a simple thank-you note -- either given to you or written by you -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.


With my sister-in-law’s birthday the end of 2014, she wrote this beautiful little thank you note and sent it to all the family and friends on Facebook. I thought it was really nicely done, so I copied it off and printed it onto white cardstock and used it as journaling directly onto my layout. The photo she had used on the note is from the same batch of photos taken on a family shoot a couple of days before her birthday, and the photos on the layout. It all worked out really well.”

ENJOY

Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp, My Mind’s Eye, Couture Creations; cardstock: Antalis, American Crafts; ink: Tsukineko; mists: Studio Calico, Mister Huey; stamps: Crate Paper diecut: Silhouette; other: diamante, buttons, thread, cork circle.


U NAME: Karin Rush LOCATION: Springfield, Missouri CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how a simple thank-you note -- either given to you or written by you -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

When this ‘thank you’ note from one of our Scrapbook Generation customers came in the mail it really did make my day. I felt like a queen, so I chose this picture of me sitting on the queen’s throne. A great way to preserve and remember instead of the note just getting lost in a drawer.”


MADE MY DAY Patterned paper: Simple Stories; letter stickers: American Crafts; Doodlebug, Pink Paisee; paper clips: Doodlebug; ink: Colorbox.


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Both books also contain beautiful fullcolor layout examples, featuring paper collections by Simple Stories.

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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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• ONE Gather supplies shown. • TWO Cut apart die-cut egg. Ink edges and adhere top half of egg to the bottom. • THREE Adhere chevron and chick sticker to egg. Attach border sticker to front of egg. • FOUR Cut small banner strip from patterned paper; adhere behind egg. Add flower sticker with pop dots. Add glitter glue along edge.


• ONE Gather supplies shown. • TWO Die-cut flower from patterned paper and ink edges. Adhere flower layers with pop dots. • THREE Adhere die-cut leaves to flower. Stamp sentiment on cardstock and die-cut. • FOUR Cut word sticker into banner shape and adhere with pop dots. Add dots with white pen.

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• ONE Gather supplies shown. • TWO Die-cut a doily and speech bubble from patterned paper. Ink edges; layer and adhere shapes together. • THREE Add letter and small flower stickers. Attach jellybean stickers with pop dots. Adhere leaf enamel shapes and a brad.


• ONE Gather supplies shown. • TWO Die-cut banner and doily from patterned paper. Adhere small word tag and flower to banner with pop dots. Add flower sticker. • THREE Add die-cut doily. Add enamel leaves. Attach jellybean sticker with pop dots. Add paperclip and flower sticker.

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• ONE Gather supplies shown. • TWO Die-cut stitched square. Cut small strips of patterned paper; ink and adhere around edges. Fill in the heart shape with a small piece of patterned paper on the back of the square. • THREE Cut word sticker into banner shape, adhere with pop dots. Attach flower sticker and enamel dots. Add bunny sticker with pop dots.


• ONE Gather supplies shown. • TWO Cut pennant shape. Ink edges. Add border sticker and die-cut strip. • THREE Punch flower; adhere with pop dots. Layer with enamel flower and leaf stickers. • FOUR Cut word sticker into banner shape and adhere. Attach bird sticker with pop dots.

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TINY TOUCHES by lindsey amschler

Patterned paper: Doodlebug; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Doodlebug; stickers: Doodlebug; die-cuts: Doodlebug; enamel shapes: Doodlebug; doilies: Doodlebug; paperclip: Doodlebug; brad: Doodlebug; flower: I Am Roses; ink: Ranger, Memento; pen: Uniball; glitter glue: Ranger; doily dies: My Favorite Things; enjoy stamp/die set: We R Memory Keepers; flower die: Echo Park Paper; banner die: Memory Box; speech bubble die: Echo Park Paper; stitched dies: My Favorite Things; flower punch: Martha Stewart; other: gift bag. :

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things

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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 a 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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c r e a t e team & cards denise storck

Patterned paper: Stampin’ Up; die-cuts, stamp: Stampin’ Up; buttons: My Favorite Things.

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suzan

Patterned paper: Simple S die-cut: Simple Stories; ca punch: Martha Steward; tw


nna lee

Stories; chipboard, stickers, ard base: Core'dinations; wine: The Twinery.

diane iversen

Patterned paper: Carta Bella, Doodlebug, BoBunny; stickers; Doodlebug; ink: Ranger; die: Taylored Expressions, Sizzix; stamp: Studio G; other: handmade paper, cardstock, ribbon, google eyes.

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c r e a t e team & cards irit shalom

Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; card: Die Cuts With a View; stickers: Paper House; ink: Clearsnap; dies: Spellbinders; other: lace.

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juliana michaels

Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: American Crafts; doily: Jillibean Soup; ink: Versamark, ColorBox, Ranger; mist: Heidi Swapp; embossing powder: Stampin' Up; stamps: Jillibean Soup.

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Patterned paper: October Afternoon; cardstock: Papertrey Ink; wood veneer: Studio Calico; sequins: Martha Stewart; ink: Hero Arts, Ranger; stamps: Avery Elle; dies: My Favorite Things.

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steffani

Patterned paper: Echo Pa cardstock: Recollections; w ink: Stampin' Up; die-cuts: sticker, ribbon.


ie seiler

rk Paper, My Mind's Eye; wood veneer: Studio Calico; : Silhouette; other: heart

denise storck

Patterned paper: Stampin’ Up; cardstock: Stampin; Up; stamp: Dare 2B ARtzy.

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c r e a t e team & cards & tags nikki sivils

Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup, October Afternoon; stickers: Jillibean Soup; wooden flag, corrugated diecuts: Jillibean Soup; enamel dots: Prima; pins: Darice; twine: Jillibean Soup; other: cardstock, flower bud.

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estrella barba

Cardstock: American Crafts; flowers by Prima; ink: Ranger; stencil: Heidi Swapp; stamps: Echo Park Paper; dies: Sizzix, Lawn Fawn; other, vellum, ribbon, thread.

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c r e a t e team & cards erin reed

Patterned paper: KaiserCraft; cardstock: KaiserCraft; stickers: Paper House; ink: Ranger; punch: EK Success.

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noey

Patterned paper: Studio C Bazzill; letter stickers: Ame Pebbles; journaling block:


hunt

alico, SEI; cardstock: erican Crafts; rub-ons: Anna Griffin; dies: Cricut.

ruth bonser

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Stampin’ Up; cork stickers: Prima, American Crafts; rubons: Jillibean Soup; paper tag: Pebbles; chipboard: Studio Calico.

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c r e a t e team & tags suzanna lee

Patterned paper: Pebbles; stickers, die-cut flowers: Pebbles; twine: The Twinery; punch: Fiskars; bling: Imaginisce.

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ruth bonser

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Studio Calico; rub-ons: American Crafts; paper tag: Pebbles; leaves: Prima; pin: Queen & Co; ink: Ranger.


erin reed

diane iversen

Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: KaiserCraft; stickers: Paper House; wood: Unique Laser Designs; twine: American Crafts; mica powder: Imagination Crafts; ink: Prima, Tsukineko.

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper, Carta Bella, My Mind’s Eye; stickers: Doodlebug; wood veneer: American Crafts; embroidery floss: DMC; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; ink: Ranger; stamps: Stampabilities, Studio G; other: cardstock, vellum, ribbon, fibers.

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c r e a t e team & tags juliana michaels

Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Elle's Studio; wood veneer: Jillibean Soup; pinwheel cupcake topper: Jillibean Soup; twine: Jillibean Soup; ink: Ranger.

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denise storck

Patterned paper: BasicGrey; cardstock: Bazzill; cardstock, clip, punches: Stampin’ Up; bakers twine: My Mind’s Eye.


nikki sivils

irit shalom

Patterned paper: Crate Paper, October Afternoon; stickers: Jillibean Soup; flag: Jillibean Soup; burlap button, owl: Nikki Sivils; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; twine: Jillibean Soup; other: cardstock, star button.

Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; stickers: Paper House Productions; ribbon: May Arts; tag: Ranger; ink: Clearsnap; other: rhinesones.

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c r e a t e team & tags noey hunt

Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers, My Mind's Eye; cardstock: Recollections; letter stickers: American Crafts, Authentique; wood vener: Studio Calico; dies: Cricut.

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options with the create team

We challenged the SG CREATE team to use the March 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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March sketches... great for tags, cards, and so much more.

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MESSAGE

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WORD

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Gems, swirls: Prima; flowers: Prima; metals: Prima; lace: Prima; wood: Unique Laser Designs; twine: Canvas Home Brands; ink: Prima; glitter, mica: Imagination Crafts; mists: Tattered Angels; mediums: Prima, Liquitex, ProArt; stencils: Imagination Crafts; other: box, mesh.


CARD SKETCH

erin reed

DECORATIVE BOX

texas {her blog}

“I turned the sketch on its side and worked with the top of the box as my ‘card’s’ surface. I used the center diamond as the middle of the ‘card’ and the hearts from the sketch are the embellishments on the box. I just added a ton more than the sketch had!”

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CARD SKETCH

glenda viljoen

south africa {her blog}

FRAMED ART

“The card sketch inspired me to use word art to create this project, allowing my own interpretation yet keeping within the guidelines. I used twine for the vertical lines and various paper flowers for the embellishments. The ‘message’ was substituted with a quote on the raised bracket frame.”

Patterned paper: Ideaology; letter stickers: Silhouette vinyl and foil paper; ribbon: Idea-ology; ink: Ranger, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; paint: Ranger; stamp: Tim Holtz; flowers: Prima, KaiserCraft; drop pearl: Idea-ology; key: Graphic 45; other: rhinestones, twine.

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Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; pearl bling: Want2Scrap; twine: The Twinery; ink: Ranger; punch: Martha Stewart; other: cardstock, buttons.

TAG SKETCH

steffanie seiler oregon {her blog}

MINI-ALBUM

“I took the tag sketch and basically kept it the same, modifying it only slightly to fit a 4x6 index card. This ended up being the cover for a baby shower gift for my son's teacher. The index cards had thoughtful messages from each of her students.”

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GIFT BAG CARD SKETCH

tasha key

arkansas {her blog}

Patterned paper: October Afternoon; cardstock: Papertrey Ink; wood veneer: Studio Calico; sequins: Martha Stewart; ink: Hero Arts, Ranger; stamps: Avery Elle; dies: My Favorite Things; other: twine.

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“I altered the sketch to fit new dies that I had just purchased. The paper used was from a paper pad that was only 8 inches. Since that wouldn't take up the entire length of the bag I got a little creative and decided give it a little more flair than a standard straight cut.�


Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; chipboard: Pink Paislee; ribbon rose: Pink Paislee; ribbon: May Arts; doily: Doodlebug; magic medium: Heidi Swapp; adhesives: ThermOWeb; other: sequins.

CARD SKETCH

katrina hunt

missouri {her blog}

CLIPBOARD “This is such a versatile sketch that you can do so much with. I kept it basic, because of the busy papers and embellishments I used. I angled the center section to add some interest to my project.�

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CARD SKETCH

heather robertson alaska {her blog}

Patterned paper: Authentique; letter stickers: Cloud 9, American Crafts, Crate Paper; chipboard letters: Heidi Swapp; ghost letters: Heidi Swapp; rub-on word: Basic Grey; washi tape: Darice;envelope: Fancy Pants Designs; flowers: Heidi Swapp; chipboard heart: Heidi Swapp; doily: Doodlebug; stencils: Prima, Heidi Swapp; twine: My Mind's Eye; ink: FaberCastell gelatos; mist: Maya Road; pen: Sharpie; stamp: Tim Holtz.

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MIXED MEDIA CANVAS

“I used the card sketch to make a 12x12 mixed media canvas. I used the love theme and changed the die-cut shape to a heart, and the paper strip became the textured paste.�


TAG SKETCH

julie mowen

alabama {her blog}

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Echo Park Paper; stickers: Echo Park Paper; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; ribbon: Celebrate It; twine: Recollections; ink: Ranger; punches: Martha Stewart; die-cuts: Silhouette; other: printer's tray.

PRINTER’S TRAY

“I picked up this printer's tray forever ago, and as soon as I saw the tag sketch, I knew just how I wanted to use it. I simply used the rectangular sections on the tag as inspiration for each square on the bottom of the tray. I added a photo and a title to the larger square, sprinkled in a few enamel dots and it was done!”

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CARD SKETCH

stacia brandt

pennsylvania {her blog}

Patterned paper: Pebbles; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Elle’s Studio, Jillibean Soup; stickers: Pebbles; chipboard: October Afternoon; die-cuts: Pebbles; ink: Sharpie; mist: Dylusions.

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SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT

“The sketch jumped out at me as the perfect one to use, not on a card, but on a layout. I changed the ‘message’ area to the area where my photo would be and simply built the layout just as the sketch looked. It was the perfect way to showcase this adorable photo of my son, Rilen.”


Mists: Tattered Angels; flowers: Cynthia Llorens; other: 4x4 canvas, chipboard, gauze, cardboard, twine.

CARD SKETCH

cynthia llorens

brazil {her blog}

MINI CANVAS

Cynthia used a tiny canvas -- 4x4 size -- to create a display for a cherished photo. The addition of a chipboard frame and a colorcoordinated cluster of handcrafted roses and other touches finishes the tiny treasure.

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CARD SKETCH

lynette jacobs

south africa {her blog}

Patterned papers: Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock: American Crafts; flowers: Prima; veneer: Prima; brads: Teresa Collins Designs; heart sequins: Teresa Collins Designs; texture paste: DalerRowney; acrylic paint: Iris; stencil: Crafters Workshop; hearts die-cut and title: Silhouette Studio.

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SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT “This is probably my favorite challenge every month. I loved the general look of the card sketch and used it nearly unchanged to make a scrapbook layout featuring my grandchildren.�


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

TAG SKETCH

estrella barba

spain {her blog}

DOOR HANGER “In this occasion I chose the tag sketch because its structure was perfect for a door hanger. I felt very comfortable with the division of spaces because all I had to do was change the paper with different patterns.�

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TAG SKETCH

denise storck

virginia {her blog}

Patterned paper: Stampin’ Up; stickers, trads: Stampin’ Up.

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GREETING CARD

“I realized that the tag sketch for this issue could easily work well as a card, too, so I made this Spanish language card in a combination of spring colors.”


Patterned paper: Paper House Productions, canvas stickers: Paper House; 3D stickers: Paper House; chipboard: Wycinanka; ink: Clearsnap; grunge board: Ranger; paint: Plaid; other: leather string.

CARD SKETCH

irit shalom

israel {her blog}

TRAVEL JOURNAL

“I used the sketch to make a travel journal book cover, and as this is a cover to use, I tried to make it as flat as possible. I stayed with the card sketch ‘as is’ and added the painted grunge board spine and a piece of leather over it to look like a real book.”

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DOOR HANGERS

MONIQUE: “I really loved this challenge. I used the tag sketch to create this ‘stt, I’m in a call’ door hanger for my husband. He works at home and is often in a conference call in which we are not allowed to disturb him. For the base of the door hanger I chose one of Doodlebug’s ‘readymade’ cards, opened it and cut a circle in it. Next I used some of their crushed velvet cardstock to make it a bit sturdier and embellished it with more Doodlebug products. I so love their bright colors. They make me happy!” IRIT: ”I used the tag sketch to make a door hanger, using the cheap kids’ foam type. The blue foam was painted with black chalkboard paint and altered for this ‘Bon Voyage’ hanger. I covered the white chipboard with blue embossing glitter to fit the already embossed stickers.”

TAG SKETCH

monique liedtke

the netherlands {her blog}

TAG SKETCH

irit shalom

israel {her blog}

Patterned paper: 7Gypsies; 3D stickers; Paper House Productions; burlap: Canvas Corp; paint: Plaid; chipboard: Wycinanka; pearls: Paper Studio; glitter: Wow Embossing Powders; other: metal charm.

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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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welcome

spring Flower blossoms... bunnies, butterflies, rain showers...and decorating eggs! We challenged the SG CREATE team to take this season of re-birth and share their different perspectives of what spring means in their part of the world.

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spring birthdays Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; letter stickers: Fancy Pants Designs; stickers: Fancy Pants Designs, Cosmo Cricket; library card: Fancy Pants Designs; patterned photo frames: Fancy Pants Designs; decorative bag: Fancy Pants Designs; die-cut banner: Fancy Pants Designs; rub-on: Melissa Frances; enamel dots: Dovecraft; die-cut machine: Silhouette.

CREATE TEAM

“When I thought about spring in general and particularly, I realized an interesting fact about our family. I have my birthday in March and my husband has his a week later in April, but we never celebrated them outdoors because it's usually cold here in early spring. Last year our daughter was born in May, so her first birthday we will celebrate at this wonderful place at the sea near our house.�

victoria freze ODESSA, UKRAINE

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

"Some of my favorite spring memories as a child are of spending weekends out in the country with my grandparents. Especially playing in the garden. This theme was perfect for capturing one of those special moments."

lindsey amschler SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

{ HER BLOG }

growing sweet memories Patterned paper: Doodlebug; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Doodlebug, American Crafts; stickers: Doodlebug, die-cuts: Doodlebug; enamel dots: Doodlebug; brads: Doodlebug; ink: Ranger; pen: Uniball, punch: American Crafts.

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“I used the new Bella Blvd ‘Simply Spring’ collection to create this layout. I actually created these pages separately, but by choosing the same color scheme and design, the pages seem to be made together. I chose yellow, green, and blue as my main colors and I went with a block style with a few cute embellishments thrown in for a springy feel.”

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shine bright Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Bella Blvd; stickers: Bella Blvd; transparency: Bella Blvd; bows: Bella Blvd; chipboard: Bella Blvd; border punch: Fiskars.

wendy antenucci PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

{ HER BLOG }

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hello spring

Cardstock: Colorbok; vellum: Recollections; washi tape: Echo Park Paper, Recollections; thread: Coats; acetate shapes: Studio Calico; brads: Echo Park Paper; paper clip: Freckled Fawn; flair: A Flair For Buttons; ink: Tim Holtz, Ranger; mist: Shimmerz; pen: Sharpie; paint: Artist’s Loft Watercolors; mediums: Faber Castell Gelatos; stamps: October Afternoon, Simple Stories; stencil: Heidi Swapp; die-cuts: The Cut Shoppe, Silhouette.

CREATE TEAM

“I created a fun and cheerful layout about our beautiful azaleas that bloom every year. I think of bright and sunny days during spring, so I created some sun rays and blue clouds for the top part of my page. I brought in more pink elements down around the photo using die-cuts and watercolors.”

missy whidden FROSTPROOF, FLORIDA

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“There are many reasons why spring is such a fun time and Easter is one of them for our family! The kids love coloring eggs and last year they got very creative with the patterns. Last year was also the first year they decided to try an egg toss in our back yard.”

rebecca keppel GILBERT, ARIZONA

{ HER BLOG }

today • easter • laugh

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; thread: Coates and Clark; adhesive: ThermO’Web.

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“I created this layout of four of my friends who visited Prague together in the spring. The gorgeous photos with loads of lilies worked perfectly with the theme, supported by the gorgeous lily elements I had in my stash. I used my orange lily elements to pick up on the lilies in the centre photograph and used that as my accent colour across the layout. I love how the colours work so well together; one of my favourite layouts ever made.�


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today yesterday tomorrow jowilna nolte

Patterned paper: Basic Grey, Authentique, Kaisercraft, Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Teresa Collins Designs; embellishments: flowers: Kaisercraft; chipboard: Crate Paper; brads: Crate Paper; other: Buttons, embroidery thread.

HARTBEESPOORT, SOUTH AFRICA

{ HER BLOG }

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be happy Patterned paper: Crate Paper, American Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill; embellishments: Crate Paper; punch: Marvy Uchida.

CREATE TEAM

“I loved these pictures of my daughters dyeing Easter eggs last year, and decided it would be the perfect pictures for the spring theme. I decided to use a lot of bright spring colors in contrast to the black and white photos.�

christy arthur BATTLEFIELD, MISSOURI

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“I applied the idea of spring by adding a ton of flowers and colors that remind me of spring. I think of the blossoms and colors that come out in spring and I wanted to replicate the same feel, just pure happiness!�

erin reed PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS

{ HER BLOG }

happy birthday Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs, Pebbles; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Momenta, American Crafts; stickers: Heidi Swapp, Paper House, Fancy Pants Designs; wood: Teresa Collins Designs, Prima; cork: Studio Calico; flowers: Prima; doily: Prima; twine: May Arts; mists and paste: Heidi Swapp, BoBunny.

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hello spring Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; letter stickers: Pink Paislee; stickers: Paper House Productions; mists: Lindy's Stamp Gang; ink: Clearsnap.

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“We live in a country with no spring. We just have summer and a very hot summer, and some socalled fall with a few rains. So spring for me is a part of the circle of seasons, and I die-cut my photos to circles, even if we don't really have this part of the circle here. The only thing that is kind of a spring are the colors I picked for this layout -pastel, light, and not summery bright.�

irit shalom REHOVOT, ISRAEL

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“Drew’s first Easter! He was the first great-grandchild, grandchild, great-nephew, nephew, and son in our family. It was a warm, sunny Easter and I snapped this picture of the Debbie, Stacey, and Allison paparazzi. My sketch was from the Allison Davis Sketches For Scrapbooking: One-Page Sketches, volume 2. I replaced a 6x4 photo with a journaling card. Other than that I just followed the sketch and loved the result.”

karin rush easter paparazzi SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI { HER BLOG }

Patterned paper: Doodlebug; letter stickers: Doodlebug; stickers: Doodlebug; ink: Colorbox; sketch: Allison Davis for Scrapbook Generation.

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Allison PAGE Davis KIT CLUB • exclusive monthly club designed by Allison Davis

• patterned papers, cardstock, and embellishments to make two general-themed layouts

• includes directions and color photo

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fun with

friends

with the create team

Everyone knows we get by with a little help from our friends. We challenged the SG CREATE team to showcase this amiable collaboration of the willing. As it turns out, there are many ways that we get chummy, both with humans and pets!

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building relationships Patterned paper: Simple Stories; letter stickers: Heidi Swapp; enamel dots: Simple Stories; chipboard: Simple Stories; die-cuts: Simple Stories; journaling cards: Simple Stories.

CREATE TEAM

“I chose the ‘I Am’ collection from Simple Stories to tell about the relationship we are building with our pastors and our adventure in building gingerbread houses. I chose a block background and added a house, key, and globe to further the idea of building something worthwhile. Fun colors and scattered sprinkles kept the design from feeling too blockish and illustrated the fun you can have with friends.”

wendy antenucci PALM BEACH, FLORIDA

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“I was inspired by the single page sketch from the October issue (2014) of CREATE to create this page of my daughter and her fifth grade friends.”

pretty silly girls

heather robertson ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

Cardstock: Colorbok; stickers: Glitz Design, Dymo; chipboard camera: Heidi Swapp; sheer butterfly: Studio Calico; heart: Heidi Swapp; twine: Doodlebug, Walmart; sheer word: Heidi Swapp; markers: Faber-Castell; stencil: Prima; eyelets: Recollections.

{ HER BLOG }

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“Sometimes, it's hard to make real friends when you're in other countries. I'm so lucky to meet these sweet girls who make my life in Singapore much easier.�

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friendship @ wild honey moon lee

Patterned paper: American Crafts; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts, Pink Paislee; stickers: American Crafts; ink pads: VersaFine; mists: Heidi Swapp; distress paint: Tim Holtz; stamps: Kotomo No Kao; others: doily, buttons.

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN

{ HER BLOG }

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brother, i like your ‘stache Patterned paper: Paper House Productions, Authentique; cardstock: The Robin's Nest; stickers: Paper House Productions; overlay: Pebbles; dew drops: The Robin's Nest; chipboard: Want2Scrap; bling: Want2Scrap; ink: Prima; paint: Plaid, Duncan; mist: Heidi Swapp.

CREATE TEAM

“Who could ask for a better friend than your brother? Partners in crime for everything, including goofing around at a class party.”

erin reed PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“What a fun challenge! It's always nice to celebrate relationships, especially those that our kids make. I was very excited to create a page about my son and his two best friends. It was fun to pull different bits and pieces together for this page, highlighting those special relationships.�

jennie mcgarvey best friends NEWBURGH, INDIANA

{ HER BLOG }

Patterned paper: American Crafts, Scraptastic; alphabet stickers: Jillibean Soup; stickers: Teresa Collins Designs; flair: Scraptastic; wood veneer: Pink Fresh Studio, Scraptastic; die-cuts: Teresa Collins Designs.

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“I was sharing with a friend the photo of my two 6’2" sons, walking arm in arm, and telling her how I love that they, now 20 and 19, are such good friends. The day before I was looking at that photo, the youngest sent us a text, asking if he could fly to spend the weekend with his brother on his brother’s birthday. The day after I saw this photo, the oldest changed his cover photo on Facebook to a picture of the two of them playing in the Destin sand in 2007. It warms my heart to see them develop as amazing young men, and to value their relationship and continue to connect while one is in Denver and one in Nashville. When I thought about friends, I wanted to do a collage of them over the years. In my mind, they are still that little Buzz and Woody, dressed up for Halloween and ready to go To Infinity and Beyond for candy. Brothers by birth, friends by choice. They are my very favorite boy story.”


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boy story

penny grimsley

Patterned paper: October Afternoon, Monbonbon, Kika Digital; cardstock: Bazzill, Epson; vellum: Creative Memories; stickers: My Mind’s Eye, October Afternoon, Simple Stories; embroidery floss: DMC; punch: Fiskars; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

PLANO, TEXAS

{ HER BLOG }

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friends who crop together

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Studio Calico; stickers: Pink Paislee; chipboard: Studio Calico; ink: Prima; miscellaneous: embroidery floss.

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“I saw this theme and I had the perfect photo in mind for it! This is from my most recent cropping weekend with my friends. These girls are the best friends I could ask for to scrap with and I’m so glad I have them. The Pink Paislee collection I chose really tied the whole friends theme together for me.”

stacia brandt MANHEIM, PENNSYLVANIA

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“My daughter is always more than happy to just hang out in the camper with the dogs. Camp Buddies seemed like the ideal caption for this photo and for the friends theme.”

the great outdoors

diane iversen

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; letter stickers: My Mind’s Eye; stickers: Echo Park Paper; rub-ons: KaiserCraft; ink: Ranger; stamps: Stampabilities; other: cardstock.

MT. VERNON, MISSOURI

{ HER BLOG }

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good times Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp, cardstock: Bazzill; ephemera, chipboard: Heidi Swapp; die-cut: Heidi Swapp; paper clip: Heidi Swapp; tools: MINC 12" Foil Applicator Machine by Heidi Swapp; foil: Heidi Swapp.

CREATE TEAM

“For the theme of 'friends' in this layout, I focused on some common and familiar themes that we see nowadays when it comes to documenting our relationships via social media. First, I chose to use Instagram photos. Second, my embellishments are mainly representative of what we commonly see in social media and currently in pop culture such as ‘LOL’, ‘Selfie’ and ‘So Fancy’.”

lindsay bateman LAC LABICHE, ALBERTA CANADA

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“My two little grandkids are four and one-and-a-half, and so far they are the best friends. The little Netta adores her big brother and the ‘big’ brother cares about her and keeps her safe. I am not sure for how long they will be good friends. Maybe for the lifetime and maybe just for some more years. So this title is about ‘here and now’ and for now they are best friends. Anyway, I tried to show that you can scrap babies and kids in totally non-baby colors.”

irit shalom coffee love REHOVOT, ISRAEL { HER BLOG }

Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Paper House Productions; bling: Flourish with a Bling; chipboard: A2Z Scraplets; paint: Clearsnap; pen: Uniball; embossing powder: WOW! Embossing Powder.

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“This layout is of some of the dear scrapping friends I have made over the years...first they are clients and then they quickly become friends. I used some of my favourite colours in this layout and combined it with black and white photos to make them really stand out. I combined scenery photos together with the photos of us – a little glimpse into their lives and hometown. This layout captures a fun-filled weekend with loads of fond memories.”

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love is the beauty of the soul jowlina nolte

Patterned paper: Prima; My Mind’s Eye, Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock: American Crafts; embellishments: washi tape: Tim Holtz; ink: Tsukineko; embossing powders: Tsukineko; stamps: Scrapcouture; other: buttons, embroidery thread, tags, diamante.

HARTBEESPOORT, SOUTH AFRICA

{ HER BLOG }

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saturday socializing

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; letter stickers: Echo Park Paper; stickers: Echo Park Paper; chipboard: Echo Park Paper; flair: A Flair for Buttons; brads: Echo Park Paper; die-cutting: Silhouette Cameo; punch: EK Success; adhesives: ThermOWeb.

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“Saturday socializing...everyone has to make friends, even the dogs! This was a great prompt to document taking a trip to the pet store so that we could socialize the dogs with strangers!�

katrina hunt SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

{ HER BLOG }


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“Friends is an easy theme for me to scrap about. I have countless pictures of friends from my childhood until now that I want to scrapbook, so it was just a matter of picking one that inspired me. I wanted to use this photo of some of my online scrapbook friends from a crop we were able to attend, because there are so many great memories from that weekend. The Echo Park Creative Agenda collection was perfect with the crafty accents and bright colors.”

colleen o’keefe scrappy friends RACINE, WISCONSIN { HER BLOG }

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Echo Park Paper; puffy stickers: Freckled Fawn; wood veneer: Scraptastic; resin camera: Freckled Fawn; enamel dots: Doodlebug, My Mind’s Eye.

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“I loved the double-page sketch that was created for this issue by Allison Davis, and used it to document a mini-vacation with two of my best friends.�

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laugh often, love much, live well

Patterned papers: American Crafts; cardstock: American Crafts; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; brads: My Mind’s Eye; wood veneer: Studio Calico, Prima; flowers: Prima; chipboard title: Scrap Collections; embroidery floss: DMC.

lynette jacobs PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA

{ HER BLOG }

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best friends

Patterned paper: Imaginisce, Basic Grey; twine: Doodlebug; ink: Ranger; mist: Heidi Swapp; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; border punch: EK Success; die-cuts: Silhouette; other: cardstock, brads, eyelets, embroidery floss; sketch: Allison Davis for Simple Stories.

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“I chose this opportunity to document the special bond that our young golden retriever has with another golden that is only two weeks older than him. I also really wanted to create a large cut file with a repeating text background. Took some time to create and then cut...but I think the effort was well worth it.�

steffanie seiler PORTLAND, OREGON

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“I turned the single-page layout (for this issue) and used a larger 5x7 photo. I feel like it didn’t need too much embellishing since I used lots of patterned paper. I loved layering lots of linear pieces and strips to create interest.”

we love this life latrice murphy AURORA, ILLINOIS

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Patterned paper: Pebbles, Bella Blvd; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Bella Blvd; embellishments: Echo Park Paper, Bella Blvd, My Mind’s Eye; adhesive: Tombow; pen: Sharpie.

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crafting in the real

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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. Second stop, Redmond, Washington, where Devra Hunt shares her style, budget, scrap space, and more with CREATE readers.

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Meet Devra Hunt, the self-described COO of the Hunt family in Redmond Washington. 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 got started in 1996 after my mother-in-law showed me a Creative Memories album. I had been married a short time, had saved everything from planning my wedding, and was looking for a way to preserve it all. My wedding album was my first project. I was hooked and haven’t looked back since.

Advice for finding more time to scrapbook? We are pulled in many directions, by family, work and activities. I think it’s important to remember that it’s okay to take time for ourselves and not feel guilty. Find that time when your children can have quiet time and you can craft. Let the laundry basket sit for awhile and take the time to craft.

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How much time do you spend scrapbooking?

I spend 8-10 hours a week crafting. I try to do something every day, even if it’s reading a blog article.


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What is your scrap space like? My scrap space is also our guest room. I use the wall under the window, and part of the closet as my scrap space. I have a long table that sits on cabinets and drawers. In the drawers are the things I use most often: adhesive, ink, pens/pencils, sewing supplies, washi tape and small embellishments such as sequins, paper clips, resin, and flair. I keep idea books, and large tools such as a Cuttlebug, in the cabinets below the table top. A tall cabinet that houses paper sits next to the table. In the closet are a few stacked cubes where I keep unfinished projects, kits, and oversize embellishments and items I don’t use often such as stamps, paints and glitter. On them sit two spinners: one holds Thickers, the other packages of embellishments such as enamel dots, ephemera, decorative brads, stickers. I like having the table under the window. I get natural light, and can look outside while I play. The long table gives me plenty of room to spread out. I also don’t like clutter all around. I like having closed doors and drawers to keep the appearance of my space clean. I finally have it organized, in a general way that works for me, but am always tweaking little things here and there.

What are your best organizational tips? What’s important for me is to have the things I use most, the easiest to get to. Currently, I use a lot of washi tape, so that is in a drawer right next to my chair that I can easily access without getting up. I realized I like stamps, but don’t use them everyday. They don’t need to be closest to me. They are now in a drawer in the closet. I know where they are for when I want to use them.

How do you describe your style? Colorful, humorous and meaningful. I like to infuse a little bit of humor on my pages. You’ll find it in titles, and embellishments. There is meaning in every product choice I make. I use bright colors because they make me happy, and generally go with pages about boys.

Do you have a set budget for scrapbooking? No, not really. I tend to buy in spurts. I’ll buy new paper collections after they are released, then fill in with bits and pieces here and there.

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Is there a social aspect to your scrapbooking? I joined the online world of crafting after a cross country move. I had left my crafty friends behind and was looking for new ones. Without the online communities, I’m not sure I would have continued scrapbooking. I am now involved in a few online challenge blogs and groups. I also take a monthly class at my LSS. Both keep me engaged in crafting, thinking of different ways to use my stash, learning, and buying lots of product!

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Where do you get your inspiration? I am a member at Get It Scrapped (getitscrapped.com). I get a tremendous amount of information and inspiration from the monthly topic eZines. I also browse several challenge blogs. Sometimes, someone else’s idea will lead me to one of my own.

What do you enjoy most...design or techniques? Probably design. I like learning about design principles and how to use them effectively on a page. Scrapbook Generation sketches actually helped me learn a lot about designing pages, creating balance, and using product on my pages. I’m not much of a technique person.

What does this hobby mean to your life? Besides being a huge stress reliever, it is also my creative outlet. I get to use my creativity to re-live our photos and tell our stories, then share them with my family and friends. I can’t tell every story, but my family has something to look at that gives them a snapshot of our life.

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What are your thoughts on scrapbooking? I want this industry to thrive, so I have a few thoughts. One...Print your photos. Get them off your cameras and phones. Buy product to support your favorite stores, and use those products to tell your stories. Two. Be proud of being a papercrafter. Share your work, inspire others to do the same. Three. Have fun and enjoy the process.


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why

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


readers

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

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awesome day BY MCHELLE PASTOOR (CANADA)

GALLERY

Patterned paper: Doodlebug, Creative Memories; cardstock: Bazzill, Creative Memories; ink: Quick Quotes; jewels: Doodlebug; stickers: Doodlebug, American Crafts; die-cuts: Silhouette Cameo.

beach BY BEV CODE (CANADA)

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Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; embellishments: Paper House; stamp roller: We R Memory Keepers; dew drops: Robin's Nest; other: cardstock, burlap, mesh, cork.


march madness BY STACEY GRAGLIA (CANADA) Patterned paper: Echo Park, BasicGrey, Francis Meyer, KaiserCraft, American Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Simple Stories; embellishments: Creative Imaginations, Paper Loft, Studio Calico, Evalicious, October Afternoon, Echo Park; stamps: BoBunny; embossing folder: Sizzix; ink: Prima.

happy birthday to you BY CORRINA COLQUHOUN (CANADA) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; enamel dots: Prima; embroidery floss: We R Memory Keepers.

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love & xoxo

by DEvRa hunt (REDMonD, waShIngton)

Patterned paper: Carta bella, Fancy Pants, Crate Paper; cardstock: bazzill; stickers: Pebbles; washi tape: My Mind’s Eye, Freckled Fawn; chipboard: Crate Paper; wood veneer: um wow Studios; clips: Freckled Fawn; ink: Prima; pen: Ek Success; mist: Studio Calico; cut file: Jennifer Chapin.

love

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by katy young (SPRIngFIELD, MISSouRI) Patterned paper: Craft Smith; ink: Colorbox.


do you want to build a snowman? by aMy CunnIFF (DuanESbuRg, nEw yoRk)

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: bazzill; stamps: the Stamps of Life; dies, ink: the Stamps of Life.

let it snow

by CoRRIna CoLquhoun (CanaDa)

Patterned paper: Simple Stories: cardstock: bazzill; brads: basicgrey; embroidery floss: we R Memory keepers; other: enamel dots.

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i don’t want to go

by amy cunniff (duaneSbuRg, new yoRk)

Patterned paper: echo Park Paper; cardstock: bazzill; stickers: The Paper Studio; letter stickers: doodlebug; ink: Prima.

dream

by bev code (canada)

Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; stamps: Stampendous, cloud 9 design; ink: colorbox, Ranger; twine: bella creationz; glossy accents: Ranger; other: cardstock, metal accent, bead border.

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you are my boy

by eSTHeR ooSTHuizen (SouTH afRica)

Patterned paper: echo Park Paper, fancy Pants designs; cardstock: american crafts; cork stickers: creative Stationary; brads: my mind’s eye; clouds, words: Pink Paislee; ink: Ranger; stamp: glitz; other: washi tape, paint swatch card.

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minions make me happy

by aMy cunniff (duanesburG, new yorK)

Patterned paper: simple stories; cardstock: bazzill; heart and word stickers: simple stories; letter stickers: doodlebug; ink: Prima.

she is...

by by esther oosthuizen (south africa)

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee, My Mind’s eye; letter stickers: the Girls Paperie; brads: My Mind’s eye; ink: VersaMagic; stamp: Kaisercraft; other: washi tape, buttons, bakers twine.

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picture perfect by beV code (canada)

Patterned paper: Paper house; cardstock stickers: Paper house; ink: ranger; other: cardstock, straws, cork, burlap.

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together

by esther oosthuizen (south afriCa)

patterned paper: fancy pants designs; echo park paper; cardstock: american Crafts; artisan words: pink paislee; stickers: teresa Collins designs, my mind’s eye, basicgrey, the girls paperie; brads: my mind’s eye; other: washi tape, fabric tape, twine, ribbon, lace, paint swatch card.

i have found the one

by by katy young (springfield, missouri)

patterned paper: my mind’s eye; ink: Colorbox.

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big hitter

by wendy tipton (republiC, missouri)

patterned paper: echo park paper, lily bee design, webster's pages, my mind's eye, trinity papers; cardstock: Colorbok, kaiserCraft; letter stickers: american Crafts; journaling card: simple stories; ink: Colorbox; paint: ranger; embroidery floss: dmC.

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happy valentine’s day

by corrina colQuhoun (canaDa)

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: bazzill; pearl flourish: lost and Found; hearts: Studio calico; cut file: miss Kate’s cuttables.

dapper dudes

by by michelle najour (mounTain houSe, caliFornia)

Patterned paper: Sei, colorbok; cardstock: bazzill; enamel dots: Doodlebug, my mind’s eye; stamps: Studio calico; punch: all night media; dies: Sizzix, Quickutz; embroidery floss: We r memory Keepers.

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mother’s day

by renee WhiTe (Pine bluFF, arKanSaS)

Patterned paper: american crafts, crate Paper; ephemera: crate Paper; sequins: Teresa collins Designs; die-cuts: Silhouette; pen: Wink of Stella.

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neal meets marty

by deVra hunt (redmond, washington)

patterned paper: bella blvd; cardstock: american crafts; stickers: bella blvd; letter stickers: bella blvd, Freckled Fawn, cosmo cricket; enamel dots, epoxy: my mind’s eye, basic grey, Freckled Fawn; mist: studio calico, heidi swapp; ink: colorbox.

happy happy

by by wendy tipton (republic, missouri)

patterned paper: my mind's eye, echo park paper, lily bee design, imaginsce, sei, Fancy pants design; cardstock: bazzill, die cuts with a View; decorative brads: my mind's eye; paper clips: prima; stickers: eK success; chipboard button: teresa collins designs; decorative pin: my mind's eye; embroidery floss: dmc.

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look whoo’s here

by chris robertson (canada)

patterned paper, cardstock, embellishments: close to my heart; pen: marvy uchida; other: trim, sequins.

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i love you BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: SRM; embellishments: Paper House; twine: Bella Creationz; pen: Signo; other: bling, metal key.

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happy birthday BY AMY CUNNIFF (DUANESBURG, NEW YORK) Patterned paper, dies, twine, embossing folder: The Stamps of Life; card base: Paper Studio..

happy birthday BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House; embellishments: Paper House, SRM; pen: Micron; ink: Ranger; other: cardstock.

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live every moment BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; twine: Bella Creationz; pen: Micron; punch: Martha Stewart; other: cardstock, burlap.

cherish BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House; embellishments: Paper House; twine: Bella Creationz; pens: Signo, Micron; punch: Martha Stewart; dew drops: Robin's Nest; other: cardstock.

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we’re looking for

READERS GALLERY SUBMISSIONS FOR THE MAY 2015 ISSUE OF CREATE

Submissions should be sent to submissions@scrapbookgeneration.com.

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

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

An individual may submit more than one project, but each must be sent in a separate email. All files sent should be under 1MB.

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Include your name and address.

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

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The call for submissions for the May 2015 issue ends on April 6, 2015.

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We’re excited to see how your style merges with SG sketches!

CREATE: Issue 13, March 2015  

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