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ISSUE 15 - JULY 2015

four fun & free sketches Bazzill & We R Memory Keepers

194 hot design ideas


We hope you enjoy this issue of CREATE magazine. Bringing you this free publication is our ongoing way of saying “thanks” for shopping with us at scrapbookgeneration.com and the Springfield store. This issue, there are two featured manufacturers. • We R Memory Keepers • Bazzill Basics Now through July 18, take 15% off all items by We R Memory Keepers at scrapbookgeneration.com. (No coupon code needed. Discount shows at checkout.)

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before scrapbooking was ME...JUST BEFORE GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL IN

1969

a letter from the editor

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It’s true confession time. I was a scrapbooker before scrapbooking was cool. Long before the Nineties when scrapbooking became the hottest hobby around, I had tried to make my memory books as creative as possible. Without the wonderful papers and supplies available today, I still did what I could by drawing directly on the scrapbook pages with colored markers. As you can see, a career in art has never been in the books for me, but I did my best! The three pages here are from the high school scrapbook I completed in 1969, then had to take apart in 2003 because -- just as the experts say -- the acidity of the pages and newspaper clippings had ruined several photos. But being a true scrapbooker, I took photos of each page -- and yes -made new scrapbook pages about the old scrapbook pages.

When I was making that handdrawn high school scrapbook 46 years ago, I had no idea that after my first 30-year career, scrapbooking would become my livelihood, as well as my favorite hobby. Because just like all those years ago, I still have the desire to record my life. I want to remember. Pitiful as those pages look today, I can still see them and be transported back to my FHA activities, my senior play, my graduation. So much of what we worry about doesn’t matter. Your style doesn’t matter. Your skill level doesn’t matter. Your tools and supplies don’t matter. Your space doesn’t matter. What matters is that you take the time, as often as you can, to record a memory. It’s one of the nicest things you can do for yourself.

Debbie Sanders

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contents JULY 2015

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Sassy Stencils

The CREATE team members show clever ways to use stencils and masks 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 July.

Bazzill & We R Memory Keepers

Design team members of these two popular brands share their creative talents using SG sketches.

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Grid Crazy

Sketch artist Debbie Sanders and members of the CREATE team use a one-page sketch with blocks of color.

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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Journaling

Real World

Meet Amy Cunniff. She shares how scrapbooking has impacted her life, and the challenges and fun the hobby brings.

CREATE team members show how to use music lyrics of all kinds for authentic journaling with a beat.

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Themebusters

The broad themes of summer and of patriotism deliver plenty 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.

& Bazzill challenge • 178 cards and tags • 198 altered creations • 210 tiny touches


scrapbook generation’s

create EDITOR-IN-CHIEF debbie sanders SKETCH ARTISTS

allison davis & debbie sanders

ON THE COVER

HOORAY FOR PRESENTS by Allison Davis

Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: American Crafts and Bazzill; die-cuts: We R Memory Keepers; wooden embellishments: We R Memory Keepers; letter stickers: My Mind’s Eye (for), We R Memory Keepers (presents); word stickers: My Mind’s Eye; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic.

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

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

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

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

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

CONTRIBUTING WRITER

allison davis

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY stacey atchley

CREATE TEAM • Lindsey Amschler • Wendy Antenucci • Christy Arthur • Estrella Barba • Lindsay Bateman • Ruth Bonser • Stacia Brandt • Laurie Danielle • Victoria Freze • 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


party

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by Lindsey Amschler

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SHAKER CARD: Fold cardstock to create card base. Layer cardstock and patterned paper onto card. Attach a piece of clear packing to a journal card. Arrange sequins onto card and adhere journal card on top of sequins with foam adhesive to create a shaker. Embellish with die cuts, flower, stick pin, and enamel dots. GIFT BAG: Stencil a plain gift bag and adhere patterned paper. Cut a white fence shape from machine or template and adhere to bag. Die cut a strip of grass and two strawberries and adhere to bag. Layer floral stickers and a sentiment to bag. Tie a bow to the bag handle with dyed seam binding ribbon. Die cut a paper bow to attach to the handle and adhere a flower to the center of the bow. Finish bag by adding small embellishments such as color drops and enamel dots. TREAT BASKET: Cut basket from machine or template and assemble. Layer patterned paper, stickers and die-cuts to the front of basket. Adhere stickers and enamel dots to front of basket. Attach a die-cut tag to back of the basket and fill basket with die-cut strawberries and treats. SUPPLIES: Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: Bazzill, We R Memory Keepers; stickers: We R Memory Keepers; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; drops: Queen & Co; flower: Prima, I Am Roses; stick pin: Maya Road; sequins: Teresa Collins, Paper Studio, twine: My Mind's Eye; ribbon: Hug Snug; ink: Ranger; pen: Uniball; dies: We R Memory Keepers, Spellbinders, Memory Box; die cut machine: Cricut; other: gift bag.

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stencils with the create team

As far as versatility, it would be hard to find a tool that could be used in more creative ways than the simple stencil. Mist. Ink. Trace. Stitch. And that’s just the beginning! Check out the pages that follow, and see how the members of the CREATE team stepped it up with stencils.

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Don’t have a purchased stencil that is the right size or shape for your project? Solve that problem by making your own stencil with an electronic die-cutting machine,

ONE • I cut out the starburst stencil using my Silhouette Cameo and a stencil blank. TWO • To keep the stencil in place, I taped it onto the cardstock with a few pieces of washi tape. THREE • In a quick, sweeping motion, I sprayed the mist lightly over the stencil. FOUR • Next, I blotted off the excess mist with a paper towel. FIVE • The last step was to carefully remove the washi tape and lift off the stencil.

create team • julie mowen • alabama • her blog

summer at the shore

Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: American Crafts; die-cuts: Fancy Pants Designs; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; mist: Heidi Swapp; sketch: Scrapbook Generation; other: twine, Silhouette Cameo.

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Gold foil seems to be everywhere, and you can use stencils to create the look without the use of heat and special tools. A few simple steps, and you have shine to spare.

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ONE • I started with a heart stencil, spreading the back with a liquid adhesive that would become temporary once dry. TWO • After the adhesive was dry, I placed it onto patterned paper, making sure there were no gaps for the foil glue I would apply next to seep underneath. THREE • Foil glue was added into the hearts and a thin coat spread with a small scraper. FOUR • I removed the stencil, waited for the glue to dry, then added the foil, shiny side up, burnishing it with my finger.

create team • tasha key • arkansas • her blog

play time

Patterned paper: Doodlebug; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Bella Blvd, Simple Stories; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; stencil: Heidi Swapp; foil, foil glue: Therm O Web; ink: Versafine: stamp: Technique Tuesday; dies: My Favorite Things, Sizzix.

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Create a subtle backdrop for your photo by using a stencil and texture paste. A stencil with small geometric pattern can add interest without competing with other elements.

ONE • Decide where you want your photo stack to go on the layout and draw a rough outline of it with a pencil. TWO • Choose a stencil and place it where you want the medium (such as the texture paste on my layout) you are using to be visible. THREE • Apply texture paste through the stencil with a palette knife. Be careful to not smudge the paste when removing the stencil. FOUR • Let the layout dry on its own, or speed up the drying process with a heat gun.

create team • lynette jacobs • south africa • her blog

laugh Patterned paper: Prima; cardstock: American Crafts; sticker: Prima; wood veneer: Prima; chipboard: 2Crafty; flowers: Prima; lace: Prima; title chipboard: Celebr8; punches: EK Success, Martha Stewart; stencil: Tim Holtz; texture paste: Daler-Rowney; butterfly, leaves diecuts: Silhouette.

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Using masking fluid with a stencil can allow creativity with mists and inks. The fluid will keep areas of the project free of color, and then is rubbed off when you are finished.

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ONE • After choosing the stencil I wanted for this layout, I placed it on the cardstock and used a brush to apply masking fluid (which forms a waterproof film). TWO • Once that dried, it was time to play with liquid inks. I sprayed brown and red mists over the stencil. THREE • Next, I rubbed with my fingers to remove the masking fluid. FOUR • I used stamps to make some black ink stains. FIVE • After finishing the stamping, I completed the layout with papers and embellishments.

create team • estrella barba • spain • her blog

love is beauty Patterned paper: Prima; cardstock: American Crafts; flowers: Prima; mists: Distress Spray by Ranger; ink: Prima; stamps: Prima; other: ribbon, flowers, metal charms.

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Shaped stencils are the perfect way to create one-of-a-kind embellishments. Gelatos, water, and a little blending can be used for a shimmery watercolor look.

ONE • Using a marker (like a Sharpie fine point), trace the stencil on cardstock. Cut out, leaving a small border around the shape. TWO • Color in the traced shape with gelatos. THREE • Add water with a paintbrush, smoothing, blending. Repeat twice, adding more color and blending, letting it dry in between. FOUR • Add glimmer with a glitter pen. (The gelatos I used had a bit of shimmer already). FIVE • Add to project with foam squares. Slight curling from the water is a win-win.

create team • katrina hunt • missouri • her blog

true story

Patterned paper: Elle’s Studio; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: American Crafts, Elle’s Studio; wood veneer: Elle’s Studio; tags: Elle’s Studio; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; ribbon: Maya Road; gelatos: FaberCastell; punch: Martha Stewart.

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Get double duty from stencils you cut yourself by using them first as masks to ink around, then later, as actual embellishments on the layout.

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ONE • In PhotoShop Elements, I applied a flower mask over my photo, then printed the photo and cut it out to use as the center of my layout. TWO • I cut several flower and leaf shapes with my Silhouette. I used the shapes as masks on the layout, applying ink on and around them. THREE • Next, I used those flower and leaf masks on the page as embellishments. FOUR • As a final touch, I stitched over the white masked lines of the inked leaves.

create team • heather robertson • alaska • her blog

nature sings

Cardstock: Colorbok; leaf and flower stencils: Silhouette; title: Silhouette; embroidery floss: Joann’s; ink: Ranger, Stampin’ Up.

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Why stop at one color of mist when using a stencil? The more the merrier! Apply from light to dark and create a unique look as the background for a layout.

ONE • Place a stencil of a subway on the sheet of cardstock. TWO • Choose four different mist colors, and spray-mist the entire stencil, starting with the lightest color. THREE • Clean the stencil with a paper towel and let the cardstock dry. FOUR • Replace the stencil in the exact position as before. FIVE • Mist part of the stencil with the second color. Repeat the cleaning and drying steps. SIX • Follow the same procedures for the third and fourth colors, ending with the darkest color.

create team • monique liedtke • the netherlands • her blog

hello NY

Patterned paper: American Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts, Pretty Little Studio; accent, phrase stickers: American Crafts; foil stickers: American Crafts; word stickers: Pretty Little Studio; die-cut shapes: American Crafts; flair, mini word cut-outs: Pretty Little Studio; ink: Ranger; mists: Heidi Swapp, Studio Calico; pen: K & Company; stamps: American Crafts; stencil: The Crafter’s Workshop.

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Emphasize the design of your layout with a few stencil accents. Choose a stencil design that has the same feel, and add a sense of movement to your page.

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ONE • The first step is positioning the stencil where you would like it. TWO • I chose chevrons for this layout, and placed them around the edges of the patterned paper to show movement. Since this layout was a bit busy with multiple patterned papers, I chose a simple design to complement the rest of the layout. THREE • Hold the stencil in place. With a flat-edged knife, apply texture paste. FOUR • Remove the stencil and allow the texture paste to dry.

create team • stacia brandt • pennsylvania • her blog

brotherhood of the traveling overalls Patterned paper: Queen & Co; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts, Queen & Co, October Afternoon; pearls: Queen & Co; cork: Teresa Collins; wood dots: My Mind’s Eye; pen: Sakura; texture paste: Faber-Castell; other: stencil, rubons, paper clip.

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Match designs on your patterned paper by using a series of layering stencils and coordinating inks. Blending in a circular motion helps keep the intensity uniform.

ONE • First place the layering stencil on the background, 4” from top and 1” from the left edge. TWO • Apply distress ink over the stencil, using a mini ink blending tool and foam. This allows control of the amount of ink applied. Blend ink colors to replicate colors in the floral design of the paper. THREE • Remove the stencil to reveal the design, and place onto the next area. Repeat on the right side. Clean stencil. FOUR • Repeat process with a different style layering stencil, inking over already inked areas as well as along background edges. FIVE • TIP: Control the depth of color by the pressure applied to the blending tool and the amount of ink on the tool. Blend in a circular motion to ensure even application.

create team • glenda viljoen • south africa • her blog

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wonderful moments Patterned paper: Carta Bella; ink: Ranger Adirondack, Archival, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; ink blending tool: Ranger; stencils: Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Layering Stencils; stamps: Technique Tuesday, 7Gypsies, Making Memories; stamping block: Tim Holtz grid blocks; dies: Sizzix Tim Holtz Thinlits Dies, Tim Holtz Decorative Ticket Strip Die; pen: Tim Holtz Distress Marker; heat tool: Ranger; other: jute.

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Paint pairs up well with stencils, too. Use a dauber to apply the paint, and experiment with different paper textures for a variety of looks.

ONE • I placed a dotted stencil on the Xyron Creative Station, using 9-inch repositionable adhesive. This adhesive makes the stencil sticky, but it will later pull clean from the layout, leaving no residue. The advantage to using the adhesive is that is keeps the stencil from moving when you are using it. TWO • I used the dots stencil on various places around the layout. THREE • I used tan paint and a foam dauber to apply the paint, getting a different effect in the corrugated area.

create team • erin reed • texas • her blog

cute little man

Patterned paper: Canvas Home Brands; cardstock: Canvas Home Brands; letter stickers: Momenta; stickers: Paper House; rub-ons: Paper House; metals: 7Gypsies; cork: Paper House; paper tape: 7Gypsies; coffee filter doilies: Pink Paislee; fluted cardboard: Canvas Home Brands; twine: Canvas Home Brands; ink: Prima; pens: Tombow; mist, paints: Tattered Angels: dies: DieNamites; stencil: The Crafter’s Workshop; adhesive: Xyron.

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Maintaining a minimal stash and stencils just aren’t on the list? Use stenciling techniques to create your own patterned paper, with supplies you probably already have on hand.

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ONE • I punched out several butterfly shapes using a favorite punch. TWO • I placed the shapes on top of white paper and painted over them with watercolor. The places where they had been left a white area. The paint ran under it in some places, but I like the dreamy, imperfect quality. THREE • Repeat this several times with different colors that match your photo. FOUR • The best part was that I was able to use the painted butterflies as embellishments on the page, too.

create team • laurie danielle • south carolina • her blog

style

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts; vellum: Paper Studio; stickers: Pink Paislee; paint: Loew Cornell; punch: Martha Stewart.

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

JULY 2015 FREE SKETCH

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

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MEASUREMENTS:

• Banners: 1-1/2 x 1/

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• Striped strips: 1/4 x 9-1/4” • Left page background (area with the 4x6 photos): 1/2 x 9-1/4”

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• Right page background: 10-1/4 x 9-1/4” • Strip between left and right backgrounds: 1-1/2 x 9-1/4”

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• Right page accent rectangles: 3 x 4”a

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few • 2x2 photo mats: 2-1/4 x 2-1/4” placement • Large star: 3” hints take the • Smaller stars: about 1” guesswork out of positioning items


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ALLISON DAVIS

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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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 “4th of July” 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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SKETCH SUPPORT variation

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hooray for presents

Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: American Crafts and Bazzill; die-cuts: We R Memory Keepers; wooden embellishments: We R Memory Keepers; letter stickers: My Mind’s Eye (for), We R Memory Keepers (presents); word stickers: My Mind’s Eye; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic.

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I chose to use the left side of the sketch to create a one-page layout. Instead of using two 4 x 6 photos, I used one photo as an enlargement and then adjusted the background piece to fit the smaller width of the photo area. I like taking a fun and eyecatching photo and enlarging it to really make it stand out on the page.

I added in a few extra background strips. Since I had a smaller background piece behind the photo I took the opportunity to add in the strips. This was a great way to add more colors and patterns to the page. I also extended the strips to the top and bottom edges of the layout.

Because of the size of the presents and the added one inch of height on the main photo, I eliminated two 2 x 2 photos and instead had one 2 x 2 photo above the presents.

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Since the right side of the sketch has the journaling block, I had to make my I used presents and candles in own space for journaling. I place of stars to fit the theme. I had the perfect spot right next to the title. also mixed in a Polaroid-style framed photo in place of the large star.

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you & me Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: Bazzill; cork embellishments: We R Memory Keepers; word stickers: Simple Stories; photo stickers: Simple Stories; heart punches: Recollections, EK Success; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic.

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I had an extra 4 x 6 photo that I wanted to include so I extended the design on the left page to include an extra photo. To do that I removed the strips in between the two larger background pieces and moved the background with the 4 x 6 photos to the right edge of the left page and then continued it on the left edge of the right page.

Since I removed the middle strips I added them to the left edge on the large background. This was to remove a large white space on the left and help to balance out the layout.


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When I added an extra 4 x 6 photo, I had to take away from the photo block on the right page of the sketch. I simply made the background smaller in width and only used four of the 3 x 4 elements on the background instead of the six 3 x 4 elements on the sketch.

I took the title, the 2 x 2 photos, and the embellishments across the bottom of the 4 x 6 photos and merged them all together. I loved the We R Memory Keepers cork circles and thought they would be perfect to use as the embellishments and the title together. I didn’t have enough to cover the whole area across the bottom so I moved the 2 x 2 photos to fill in that space.

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drew & jackson

Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: Bazzill: 4 x 4 frames/squares: We R Memory Keepers; 2 x 2 squares: We R Memory Keepers; felt alphabet stickers: American Crafts; letter stickers: My Mind’s Eye; word stickers: Simple Stories, My Mind’s Eye; photo stickers: Simple Stories; arrow stickers: We R Memory Keepers; star punch: EK Success; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; corner punch: EK Success; computer font: Century Gothic.

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ALLISON DAVIS for scrapbook generation 4x6 PHOTO

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The biggest change I made to the layout was with the right page. I took the idea of the photo block made up of 3 x 4 elements mixed with some small accents and switched up the size. I covered the whole page with 4 x 4 and 2 x 2 elements mixed with lots of small accents. I used a mix of 4 x 4 photos, 4 x 4 squares, 4 x 4 photo frames, 2 x 2 squares, and 2 x 2 photos and even a 4 x 2 photo. Since this covered the whole page, I had no need for the background. This was a fun way to include a lot more photos!

On the left page I centered the design in the middle of the page and eliminated all of the vertical strips. I also added a second, larger background piece.


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I love including really large photos when I can. Highlight a favorite photo, make a sketch work for you when you have less photos, and mix up the look of a sketch. In this case I used one 8 x 6 photo in place of the two 4 x 6 photos. Since the photo is the same as the two on the sketch combined, I didn’t have to adjust anything else for the photo to fit.

I used strips of paper in place of the stars on the sketch. I loved the arrow strips and thought they would be great for that spot. Plus it helped to simplify that area!

I moved the 2 x 2 photos and the title up slightly so they are overlapped onto the large photo and the arrow strips.

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family photo fun

Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill; diecuts: We R Memory Keepers; letter stickers: We R Memory Keepers; word stickers: My Mind’s Eye, Simple Stories; heart punches: Martha Stewart, Recollections; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic.

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ALLISON DAVIS for scrapbook generation 4x6 PHOTO

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With this layout I ended up taking both sides of the sketch and breaking them apart and centering them on each page.

On the left page I wanted to include another 4 x 6 photo so I moved the two 4 x 6 photos up and included another 4 x 6 photo and a 4 x 6 block directly below them. This eliminated the need for the background so I removed that. I did keep the vertical strips and mixed up the sizes a little.

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In the process of including the extra pieces on the left page I ended up eliminating the space for the star embellishments under the 4 x 6 photo. I decided to go ahead and include them, overlapped onto the middle of the photos.

The 3 x 4 elements on the page pretty much follow the sketch exactly. The only change I made was including my title in the block of elements. To do that I used a larger background so I would have space below the 3 x 4 photos and journaling card to include a title.

I added another, larger background piece to the right page. I wanted to use the same dotted paper that I used on the left page to help tie the two pages together.

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Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill; diecut title: We R Memory Keepers; letter stickers: My Mind’s Eye; stickers: We R Memory Keepers; 2ooden embellishments: Teresa Collins Designs; word stickers: My Mind’s Eye; heart punches: Recollections, Martha Stewart; wmbroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic.

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The biggest change I made to this layout was extending the background papers all the way to the right and left edges of the photos. Sometime I get ideas for changing up a sketch when I see certain papers or embellishments. In this case, I loved the large “documented memories� journaling space and used it as the idea for extending the backgrounds to the edges.

On the left page I flipped the photos and the embellishments. I used two 6 x 4 photos and then used a row of hearts in place of the stars. The title was moved slightly to accommodate the change in photos and I removed the 2 x 2 photos.


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I used one large piece for the background on the left page and added a few vertical strips to it. The photos may have flipped but the background roughly stayed the same with the exception of size.

On the right page I used the large journaling block on the patterned paper and added photos along the bottom to create a photo block similar to the photo block on the right side of the sketch.

I used two 2 x 2 photos in place of the one 2 x 2 photo on the upper right corner of the right page. The journaling block on the patterned paper was huge so I had room for an extra photo.

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Truth be told, I have wasted many hours (and destroyed many an innocent sheet of paper) moving pieces of paper around on a page trying to come up with an interesting design. That’s why I’m so sold on sketches. For me, they are the ultimate time saver. I know that if I like the sketch, I’m going to like the end result. For example, take this design. I see so many possibilities using the stars. Fourth of July. Christmas. A celebration. An award. Then I look at it again and see hearts instead of stars. Or flowers. Or circles. More possibilities. I enjoy spending my time on the fun questions. What patterned paper looks best in this spot? What stickers should I use for the title? What small embellishments work best right here? These are questions I love to answer!

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debbie sanders MANSFIELD, MISSOURI

{ her blog }

2015

CREATE EDITOR

Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; letter stickers: We R Memory Keepers; die-cuts: We R Memory Keepers; wood title: We R Memory Keepers; enamel shapes: We R Memory Keepers; embroidery floss: DMC.


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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 star area of the sketch. So many great ideas to try! See these layouts -- and more -- on the following pages.

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GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA

{ her blog }

2015

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suzanna lee

Sketches and the elements from Simple Stories go hand in hand in my scrapping world! It's so easy to create these grid-like layouts with the pocket scrapping idea in mind. A quick and easy layout but with all the goodies on the page, you would think I spent a lot more time on it!”

about time

Patterned paper: Simple Stories: letter stickers: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; enamel dots: Simple Stories; vellum: Core'dinations; chipboard letter: Jenni Bowlin; cork: Die Cuts With a View; twine: The Twinery.


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christy arthur BATTLEFIELD, MISSOURI

{ her blog }

2015

I really enjoyed all of the possibilities with this issue's sketch. I simplified the sketch a little bit by using only one photo and adding blocks of paper to fill in the other areas. I added a few embellishments, but kept a simplified look overall.”

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Patterned paper: October Afternoon, Crate Paper; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: October Afternoon; journaling cards: Crate Paper; mist: Studio Calico.


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PALM BAY, FLORIDA

{ her blog }

2015

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wendy antenucci

I found that my love of the Simple Stories Sn@p! cards and this sketch went hand in hand. I had already chosen my picture and some cards that told the story, but it wasn't until I saw this sketch that I was able to finish this layout. I went with a little more white space for my style and moved some of the embellishments around, but otherwise the sketch worked perfectly.”

right here right now

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts, Teresa Collins; stickers: Simple Stories; diecuts, chipboard: Simple Stories; ink: Prima; mist: Studio Calico; glitter glue: Stickles; stamp: Cocoa Daisy.


love dogs

katrina hunt SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

{ her blog }

2015

I am one for doing multi-picture one-page layouts, so I love this sketch. I flipped it and didn't really move much around. Some of my areas are sized slightly different than the original sketch.”

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Patterned paper: Seven Paper; stickers, wood veneer: Seven Paper; puffy stickers, vellum hearts: Seven Paper; flair: A Flair for Buttons; sequins: We R Memory Keepers; doily: Doodlebug; mists: Studio Calico, Heidi Swapp; die-cuts: Silhouette Cameo: other: DecoFoil; adhesives: Therm O Web.


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lindsey amschler SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

{ her blog }

I love the block design on this sketch. As I was deciding how to create the layout, I turned the sketch on its side and realized it was a perfect match for the photos I had chosen to work with."

puppy love

Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; cardstock: Bazzill, Coordinations; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Bella Blvd; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; button: Queen & Co; ink: Ranger; pen: Sakura; heart die: Paper Smooches; banner dies: Memory Box, Avery Elle; die cut machine: Cricut.


you’re just plain wonderful • CREATE TEAM •

I really enjoyed working with this sketch and following a different design. The grid design was different than my usual more layered style, but I love how many details I was able to include; plus it gave me the perfect chance to break into the gold glitter stars I got as a gift from an online scrappy friend! Instead of featuring papers through layers, I was able to feature them in the grid. I stayed close to the sketch, but instead of the smaller photo, I added an extra embellishment cluster to add a star and more gold.”

colleen o’keefe RACINE, WISCONSIN

{ her blog }

2015

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee, Scraptastic; patterned vellum: Die Cuts with a View, My Mind's Eye; letter stickers: American Crafts; puffy stickers: Pink Paislee; chipboard stars: Teresa Collins; brads: Teresa Collins, My Mind's Eye; star sequins: Studio Calico; heart clip: Webster's Pages; enamel dots: Freckled Fawn; ink: Tim Holtz.


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I used the basic sketch but wanted to turn it into a double page layout. I simply stretched the sketch to run over the centre of my double page layout. For my stars and embellishments, I spread them out and moved them around over the layout. My background was decorated with stenciling and stamps to fill things up.�


jowilna nolte HARTBEESPOORT, SOUTH AFRICA

{ her blog }

2015

Patterned paper: Fancy Pants; Lady Pattern Paper; cardstock: Antalis, American Crafts; ink: Tuskineko Versamagic, Versafine: alcohol ink: Ranger; stamps: Silhouette, Dina Wakeley, Heidi Swapp; embossing folder: Cuttlebug; other: Diamante, metal foil, buttons, thread.

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ODESSA, UKRAINE

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2015

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victoria freze

I created a layout based on the sketch that I turned left and changed a bit. Instead of three I used two pictures and I layered them up. There is a hidden journaling on the tag. I used a quote as a title that best describes those photos of me at 16.”

today you are you

Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; stickers: Fancy Pants Designs; paper bag: Fancy Pants Designs; tags: Fancy Pants Designs; chipboard button: Fancy Pants Designs; ticket: Fancy Pants Designs; stencil: Fancy Pants Designs; dies: Spellbinders, Silhouette; ink: Ranger; pen: Kuretake.


Patterned papers: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts, Basic Grey; stickers: Echo Park Paper; wood veneer: Studio Calico; brads: Echo Park Paper, My Minds Eye; twine: Simple Stories; embroidery floss: DMC; dies: Quickutz ; star clusters: Silhouette Cameo.

lynette jacobs PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA

{ her blog }

2015

I love this sketch. I love the color blocking design and very seldom actually do color blocking on a layout.”

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ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

{ her blog }

2015

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nikki sivils

This was such a great sketch! I loved being able to use my Instagram 4x4 photos from Yosemite. I had to change the sketch up a bit, but I love the results. The wood grain 12x12 was a perfect background for my outdoor pictures.”

yosemite love

Patterned Paper: American Crafts, Pin Paislee, Jillibean Soup; letter stickers, ribbon: American Crafts; stickers: EK Success, Pink Paislee; chipboard: Bella Blvd, Pink Paislee; burlap buttons: Nikki Sivils; mini stapler: Tim Holtz; mini clothespins: Tree House Studio, ticket: Jenni Bowlin; tape: My Minds Eye.


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rebecca keppel GILBERT, ARIZONA

{ her blog }

2015

I loved working with this sketch. I stuck very closely to the sketch because it is fun for me to design with multi-photo sketches and have so much less thinking to do about the design. It really lets you just play with color and embellishing.”

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Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: My Colors Cardstock; letter stickers: Simple Stories; twine: The Twinery; gelatos: Faber-Castell; star: Silhouette Cameo; adhesive: Therm O Web.


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PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS

{ her blog }

2015

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erin reed

This sketch just screamed a boy layout to me. I loved the geometric shape to it, and all the fun little star shapes just lent to adding embellishments of all kinds...they don’t have to be stars!”

all awesome boy

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Simple Stories; stickers: Paper House, Simple Stories; cork: Paper House; brads: We R Memory Keepers; chipboard: Memory Maze; ephemera: Simple Stories; ink: Prima; pens: Tombow; mists: Ranger, Tattered Angels; adhesive: Xyron; Crop-a-dile: We R Memory Keepers.


Patterned paper: BoBunny, Bella Blvd, Jillibean Soup, My Mind's Eye, Making Memories; cardstock: Recollections; letter stickers: Making Memories, Bella Blvd; stickers: Bella Blvd; twine: Doodlebug; speech bubble cut file: Silhouette; acrylic speech bubble: Heidi Swapp; dies: My Favorite Things.

heather robertson ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

{ her blog }

2015

Heather’s layout is a an example of how changing the suggested embellishments of the sketch can change the mood of the layout. She followed the grid design, but switched the stars to hearts.

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REHOVOT, ISRAEL

{ her blog }

2015

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irit shalom

This sketch was a perfect fit for three photos of our Cyprus cruise last year. As we didn't know anyone on the cruise and were too shy to ask someone to take our mutual photos, the only photos we have are of each other, by each other. I used themed paper and embellishments, but altered the background with stencils, texture paste, glitter and inks.”

enjoy life

Cardstock: Paper House Productions; stickers: Paper House Productions; rub-ons: Paper House Productions; puffy title: Paper House Productions; stencils: ARTplorations; inks: Ranger; other: texture paste, glitter.


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one PAGE sketch

DEBBIE SANDERS

Grid designs are so perfecty regimented. And where’s the fun in that? Adding in elements that break the perfection lets creativitiy come out to play.


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JENNIFER INGLE for bazzill

I loved the clean lines and block design of this sketch.”

jennifer ingle

“Because of the sketch design, I was able to take a clean and simple approach for a fun summer layout!”

her blog

one fine maine day Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; letter stickers: Heidi Swapp; stickers: Heidi Swapp; puffy stickers: Studio Calico; die: Memory Box.

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KIM JEFFRESS for bazzill

One of my go-to layout designs is always a grid. I think it always gives balance to a layout and then you can add little extras like your heading and embellishments to add that personal touch.”

kim jeffress

“I decided to use the sketch, but place my main elements on angles to add a touch of fun, too. I used my machine to stitch around the edge of the grid for some added texture without the bulk.”

her blog

everyday Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; word stickers: Heidi Swapp; chipboard star, wood veneer, journaling card, foil: Heidi Swapp; mist: Colorshine by Heidi Swapp; other: ephemera.

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LEIGH PENNER for bazzill

I love the clean, blocked style of the sketch and found it quite easy to translate into a layout. I stuck fairly closely to the sketch -- the only change I made was that I didn't carry my elements right to the sides of the page like the sketch suggested. ”

leigh penner

“For my layout, I was inspired by the stars and decided to incorporate those. However, instead of a large star near the top, I added a slide frame instead, with a sentiment that I heat embossed in white over my orange cardstock.I used this same cardstock to die cut my letters for my title and stamped them with a coordinating stamp set in orange for a fun detail.”

her blog

mall of america Patterned paper: Crate Paper; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; chipboard frames: Crate paper; dies, stamps: Papertrey Ink.

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JENNIE MCGARVEY

for we r memory keepers

I was so excited for this sketch! I loved how it really fit well for the photos I had already chosen to work with.”

jennie mcgarvey

“An added bonus with this sketch was that it really left a lot of room for interpretation for my patterned papers and embellishments.”

her blog

field trip Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: We R Memory Keepers; cork stickers: We R Memory Keepers; die-cuts: We R Memory Keepers.

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AIMEE MADDERN

for we r memory keepers

I love using a sketch, but usually alter it to make it more me. I love the end result, since it has some of my ‘flair.’”

aimee maddern

“I tried my hardest to mimic the sketch as much as possible. I only changed a few things, like I used foam adhesive for my photos to give them a little pop, and I scattered the stars instead of having them in a row. I also slightly changed the size of the paper and photos.”

her blog

shadez of summer Patterned Paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; letter stickers: We R Memory Keepers, American Crafts; enamel shapes: We R Memory Keepers; wood veneer stars: Studio Calico; dies: We R Memory Keepers; die-cut machine: Evolution.

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CARRIE WALZ

for we r memory keepers

This sketch was fun to work with. It was very adaptable to my style of interpretation. I was able to add my own touches while still having the core of the sketch guide me.”

carrie walz

“I love using sketches when I need some added inspiration. I love how versatile sketches can be, since there is no wrong way or right way when following a sketch.”

her blog

she is my sparkle Patterned specialty denim paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: We R Memory Keepers; ephemera: We R Memory Keepers; enamel shapes: We R Memory Keepers; journaling cards: Teresa Collins; punch: We R Memory Keepers.

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JEN MCDERMOTT

for we r memory keepers

The stitching in the sketch inspired me to stitch all over the page. I stitched my patterned papers all the way around, and stitched my mini title as well.”

jen mcdermott

“I really love grid layouts, and machine stitching on layouts, so I was excited that this sketch allowed me to do both! I swapped out the stars for flowers, to mirror the flowers in my daughter's dress. I appreciate how this layout allowed me to use three pictures, but also use lots of different patterned papers too; the best of both worlds.”

her blog

celebrate

Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cork stickers: We R Memory Keepers; ephemera bits: We R Memory Keepers; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye.

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TRACI PENROD

for we r memory keepers

I love the flexibility of this single page sketch for multiple photos. Each block can be a photo or another design element, which really allows you to customize it for lots of pictures or embellishments.”

traci penrod

“My We R Memory Keepers nesting dies were perfect for creating stars in various sizes.”

her blog

your special day Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; wood embellishments: We R Memory Keepers; dies: We R Memory Keepers; trim and score board: We R Memory Keepers.

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With two distinct areas, this sketch can capture both the big picture and the small details. Add in a star-studded row of embellishments, and let the fun begin.


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ALY DOSDALL

for we r memory keepers

“I was able to easily create custom embellishments by diecutting DIY cork star stickers from cork adhesive sheets using the We R Memory Keepers Evolution Advanced and star punch dies.�


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I love using grid designs on my scrapbook pages. They make creating so easy and they always look great. That part of the sketch really appeals to me. My grid photos are horizontal instead of vertical, so I adapted the sketch to fit my needs.�

aly dosdall

parade Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; denim fabric paper: We R Memory Keepers; denim fabric stickers: We R Memory Keepers; enamel shapes: We R Memory Keepers; alpha block stickers: We R Memory Keepers; cork sheets: We R Memory Keepers; dies: We R Memory Keepers; die-cutting tool: We R Memory Keepers; foam squares: American Crafts.

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SAMANTHA TAYLOR

for we r memory keepers

“I created a memorabilia pocket on the outside of the page protector with the We R Memory Keeper’s Photo Fuse tool. The O’Brien’s Tower pamphlet looks like part of the layout, but it’s actually in a pocket so it can easily be removed and read.”


her blog

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I thought this would be an awesome sketch for scrapping a travel layout with some memorabilia keepsakes. I swapped out the 2x2 photos for admission tickets, and two of the 3x4 photos for a tall informational pamphlet. This is a fantastic sketch for scrapping multiple photos and special keepsakes all in one place.�

samantha taylor

the good stuff Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; letter stickers: American Crafts; cork stickers: We R Memory Keepers; journaling cards: We R Memory Keepers; enamel dots: Studio Calico; Photo Fuse: We R Memory Keepers; Sew Easy tool: We R Memory Keepers.

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GAIL LINDNER for bazzill

“I used only two small pieces of patterned paper on this double layout but it looks like I used way more! I incorporated some different textured Bazzill Basics cardstock (such as dotted swiss and foil board) to add interest without making the layout too busy.�


her blog

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I love sketches that easily incorporate lots of photos. This was a very linear layout so was just my style! I stuck pretty close to the sketch as I really loved the design and it suited my photos.�

gail lindner

celebrate one Patterned paper: Pink Paislee, Heidi Swapp; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; vellum: Bazzill Basics; wood veneer word: Heidi Swapp; other: foil letter stickers, label diecuts, texture paste, stencil, Project Life cards.

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KELLY KLAPSTEIN for bazzill

To work with the photos she wanted to use, Kelly changed the sizes on both the left and right pages, making a few other adaptations to work with the photo alterations.


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I cut the sun as two layers, white cardstock and the new Bazzill Mylar specialty paper. The Mylar creates a cool multi-tone shimmery effect.�

kelly klapstein

hello sunshine Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; specialty mylar: Bazzill Basics; card pack: Bazzill Basics; wood, clip, chipboard: Heidi Swapp; pen: American Crafts; other: sequins.

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ALLISON DAVIS

greeting

CARD sketch Sometimes simple speaks volumes. A few strips of paper, a row of tiny embellishments, and a heartfelt message. They all work together in unity.


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bazzill design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Leigh Penner

Patterned paper: Crate Paper; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; die-cuts: Confetti Cuts.

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Kelly K

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; card pa Basics: other: bakers twine.


Klapstein

ack: Bazzill Basics; mylar: Bazzill

Jennifer Ingle

Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; speech bubble sticker: Heidi Swapp; puffy stickers: Studio Calico.

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we r memory keepers design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Aly Dosdall

Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; acetate paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; stickers: Pebbles; sequin stickers: We R Memory Keepers; washi tape: We R Memory Keepers; embossing folder: We R Memory Keepers; cut files: Echo Park Paper.

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Carrie Walz

Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: American Crafts; denim stickers: We R Memory Keepers; heart punches: Lifestyle Crafts.

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we r memory keepers design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Samantha Taylor

Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; Sew Eeay tool: We R Memory Keepers; 1-2-3 punch board: We R Memory Keepers.

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decorative

TAG sketch

DEBBIE SANDERS

A tag with a pocket can be just the thing for many uses...a journaling pocket for a layout, a message for a special gift, or even a tiny decor item.


WE R MEMORY KEEPERS & BAZZILL & the TAG SKETCH

WORD download here with dimensions & directions

SG


we r memory keepers and bazzill design teams + scrapbook genera

Traci Penrod

Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; die-cuts: We R Memory Keepers; wood embellishments: We R Memory Keepers; other: bakers twine.

Gail Lindner

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee, Heidi Swapp; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; wood veneer; wood veneer star: Heidi Swapp; other: thread, seam binding, clip.


ation sketch

Jen McDermott

Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cork stickers: We R Memory Keepers; ephemera: We R Memory Keepers; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye.

Kim Jeffress

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; word stickers: Heidi Swapp; ephemera: Heidi Swapp; Project Life card: Heidi Swapp.

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we r memory keepers design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Jennie McGarvey

Amy Maddern

Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cork stickers: We R Memory Keepers; die-cuts: We R Memory Keepers; enamel shapes: We R Memory Keepers.

Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: Bazzill; wood stickers, enamel shapes, bakers twine: We R Memory Keepers; wood stars: Studio Calico; reinforcement: Heidi Swapp; star dies: We R Memory Keepers.


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we r memory keepers & bazzill

with the create team

What a combination. Bazzill is synonymous with a beautiful rainbow of cardstock colors. In addition to some of the most innovative tools on the market, We R Memory Keepers also offers fun paper collections. Members of the SG CREATE team have a fondness for both companies.

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The Hello Darling collection by We R Memory Keepers wasn't one that initially caught my eye because purple isn't a color I work with often. But then I had another look at it, and fell completely in love with it! Several papers were coming in a kit club I'm a part of and then I had to get my hands on other things from the collection.”

personal space

CREATE TEAM

Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers, Scraptastic; letter stickers: American Crafts, October Afternoon; enamel shapes: We R Memory Keepers; enamel dots: We R Memory Keepers; die-cut: We R Memory Keepers; paper clip: Heidi Swapp; ink: Momento; mist: Studio Calico; date samp: Studio Calico.

colleen o’keefe RACINE, WISCONSIN

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To emphasize the theme, I added three quotes about belief on the stars.”

believe

CREATE TEAM

Cardstock: Bazzill; chipboard title: We R Memory Keepers; embroidery floss: Michaels; star dies: Spellbinders; stitching piercer: Sew Easy by We R Memory Keepers.

heather robertson ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

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We R Memory Keepers & Bazzill

I do a lot of boy-centered layouts, and I find We R Memory Keepers to be perfect for so many of my pages. Not only are their products really versatile, I also love the strong colors that they so often use.”

today you were awesome

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Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: We R Memory Keepers, Recollections; letter stickers: We R Memory Keepers, Lily Bee Design; stickers: We R Memory Keepers, Freckled Fawn, Tim Holtz; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; mist: Heidi Swapp; punches: Fiskars; sketch: Scrapbook Generation; other: Silhouette Cameo.

julie mowen BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

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We R Memory Keepers & Bazzill

I bought lots of collections from We R Memory Keepers because of their fabulous colors. This encourages me to try out some color combos which I don't usually use, just like this one: pink and green.�

perfect moments

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Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; sticker: Heidi Swapp; mist: Heidi Swapp; die-cut: Heidi Swapp; other: doily paper, brads.

moon lee KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN

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I love the Love Notes papers and found that some of the chipboard I had from the Tiffany range worked with it perfectly. It was easy to combine the pretty papers with embellishments by other manufacturers. I also used Bazzill dotted swiss paper for the background.”

lynette jacobs PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA

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We R Memory Keepers & Bazzill

Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: Bazzill; wood veneer: Teresa Collins, Prima; flowers: Petaloo, Prima; brads: My Mind’s Eye; flair: Adri du Preez; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; twine: Simple Stories; embroidery floss; DMC; ink: Donna Salazar Inx.

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Patterned papers by Bazzill Basics are the perfect backdrop for a special photo of her husband and son.

just like daddy

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Patterned paper: Bazzill; die-cuts: Silhouette; letters: American Crafts; stickers: Bazzill; pen: Sakura; wood veneer: Studio Calico; enamels: My Mind's Eye; other: twine.

stacia brandt MANHEIM, PENNSYLVANIA

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I have only ever traveled outside of North America once, and it was to Australia. I am really longing to head to Europe, and I thought, ‘Dreams DO come true!’ So I decided I should document my wishlist and now maybe my fairy godmother can help make it happen. Tickets, please! We R Memory Keeper’s Jet Set seemed perfect for this project. All those bright colors feel happy and hopeful, yes?”

my europe wishlist

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Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Authentique, October Afternoon, We R Memory Keepers; die-cut: We R Memory Keepers; enamel dots: Doodlebug; punches: EK Success, Fiskars, Martha Stewart; title font: Pacifico; pen: Sharpie; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

penny grimsley PLANO, TEXAS

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We R Memory Keepers always has such a wide range of products that you are sure to find something that you love. I love that they stay on trend. From enamel shapes, cork and sequins, they have it covered.”

becca

CREATE TEAM

Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: We R Memory Keepers; cork stickers: We R Memory Keepers; sequin stickers: We R Memory Keepers; enamel hearts: We R Memory Keepers; dies: We R Memory Keepers; flair: Colleen Designs.

tasha key JONESBORO, ARKANSAS

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One of my favorite products We R Memory Keepers has been making lately has been the cork stickers. I really hope they keep coming out because they are always beautiful.”

petal pooches

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Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers, Heidi Swapp; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts; cork stickers: We R Memory Keepers; acrylic shape: Scraptastic; enamel hearts: We R Memory Keepers; enamel dots: We R Memory Keepers; die-cut: We R Memory Keepers; ink: Momento; date stamp: Studio Calico.

colleen o’keefe RACINE, WISCONSIN

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This collection from We R Memory Keepers was so fun to work with. They are colors I don’t normally use, but love how this turned out.”

except @ bathtime

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Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; doily: Doodlebug; cork scallop: We R Memory Keepers; die-cuts: We R Memory Keepers; wood butterfly: Studio Calico; enamel shapes: Prima; We R Memory Keepers; adhesive: Therm O Web; washi tape: My Mind’s Eye; other: resin flowers, owl.

katrina hunt SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

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I’ve long been a fan of We R Memory Keepers paper collections. They always seem wellplanned and versatile, and I’m definitely always looking for interesting color combinations, like this group.”

my fabulous 5

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Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; letter stickers: American Crafts; journaling cards: We R Memory Keepers; twine: My Mind’s Eye; corrugated stars: Jillibean Soup; dies: My Favorite Things, Heidi Swapp, We R Memory Keepers.

debbie sanders MANSFIELD, MISSOURI

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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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These colors were perfect for any sea/shore/maritime project, and I picked one of my daughter with her (then) fiance, now new husband on their Greek vacation. I used themed products, but was short of themed embellishments, so I made my own sea shells with polymer clay, push molds and pigments. Then I added a photo frame made of thick hemp. I also cut the tags’ packaging and used small tags from it as small embellishments and altered the clothespin with paper cuts.”

us forever

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Cardstock: Canvas Corps; tags, metal heart, clothespin, hemp: Canvas Corps; polymer clay, push mold: Makin's Clay; punch: EK Success; other: baker's twine, letter stickers, chipboard letters.

irit shalom REHOVOT, ISRAEL

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I love challenges of all colors, shapes and sizes so this was right up my alley. Searching for colors reminded me of some of the older things in my stash that I had saved, such as the swimming paper. Red, white and blue are easy combinations for me as red and white are our swim team’s team colors!”

high point

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Patterned paper: Echo Park, Scrappin' Sports & More, Kesi'art; cardstock: Core'dinations; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; stickers: October Afternoon; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup; sequins: Darice; tag: Pebbles; washi: Tim Holtz; gelatos: Faber-Castell; date stamp: October Afternoon.

suzanna lee GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA

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These colors just screamed playing in the water in the summer, so what is better than kids playing in the pool? By chance my son’s clothing matched perfectly with the colors, and the easiest way to use a template like this is use solid color cardstocks like a white background and then add in mists and embellishments with the other colors.”

beat the heat

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Patterned paper: Die Cuts with a View; cardstock: Core’dinations, Bazzill; chipboard: Memory Maze; rhinestones: KaiserCraft; twine: May Arts Ribbons; ink: Prima; pens: Tombow; mists, paint: Tattered Angels; stencils: Imagination Crafts; adhesive: Xyron.

erin reed PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS

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“I really love this mix of bright colors, and they are so perfect for this photo.”

making waves

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Cardstock: Colorbok, Core’dinations, Die Cuts with a View; letter stickers: Crate Paper, Simple Stories; stickers: Jolees, Simple Stories; water splashes: Silhouette cut file.

heather robertson ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

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team & color

Red, white and blues are among my favorite colors to work with. Normally I'm inspired to create something patriotic with them, but I had found some old film pictures of my kids and parents together that brought back wonderful memories, so I decided to scrap them using these colors. The beauty of digital scrapbooking is that you can duplicate any color and therefore adapt any element to match it, so I was able to exactly reproduce the colors!�


exploring the shoreline

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Digital supplies. Patterned paper: Coffee Shop, Carta Bella; overlay, wave, title brushes: Katie Pertiet; journaling card: Cosmo Cricket; artisan label template: Creativity by Crystal; camera element: Mye de Leon; brads, spiral punch: Stampin’ Up; seagull element: Chellie’s Creations; banner template: Designs by Dani; lighthouse element: Samantha Walker; date tab: Basic Grey; photo mats: Denise Storck.

denise storck ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

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I was a little nervous about this color challenge because I never have good July 4th photos, well, not good enough to publish in a magazine. However, since we moved to St. Louis I do have a ton of St. Louis Cardinals baseball game photos. And what is the all American sport? Baseball! So the red, white and blue color challenge was going to work and I’m so happy it did! I loved this challenge…and it did cause me to think outside the ‘July 4th’ box.”

love life

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Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; cardstock: Bazzill, Core’dinations; scallop sticker: Nikki Sivils; floss: We R Memory Keepers; button: Jenni Bowlin; metal heart slide: Maya Road; burlap button: Nikki Sivils; like clip: K & Company; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye.

nikki sivils ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

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I found the color challenge to be a bit of a challenge at first. Normally I mostly use patterned paper and as I as going through my papers, I realized that I didn't have any patterned paper that matched the colors. This made me stop and think about my other options and I quickly realized that I had all the colors in my stash of cardstock. After I picked out the matching colors of cardstock, my layout came together quickly!”

important

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Cardstock: American Crafts, BoBunny; stickers: Simple Stories; wood veneer: Freckled Fawn, American Crafts; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup, Elle's Studio; pens: Marvy Uchida LePen; dies: My Favorite Things Stamps; punches: Stampin' Up; electronic cutting machine: Silhouette Cameo; digital cut file: Juliana Michaels; adhesive: Therm O Web.

juliana michaels CLEVELAND, OHIO

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This color combination was bright and fun, great for summer photos. I chose these photos of our family picking strawberries because the green grass and plants contrasted with the layout colors to make the photos stand out.”

our own front yard

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Patterned paper: Little Yellow Bicycle, SEI, Die Cuts with a View; letter stickers: Little Yellow Bicycle; tag: Imaginisce; dies: Silhouette, Samantha Walker, PPbN Designs; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

noey hunt WOODINVILLE, WASHINGTON

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Music has a way of transporting us to other places. Memories of the past. Dreams of the future. Your feelings turned into words with a beat. Because the emotion and connection is already there, why not put song lyrics to work in another way? It’s authentic journaling at its best.

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U NAME: Jennie McGarvey LOCATION: Newburgh, Indiana CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using song lyrics -either the entire song or an excerpt -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

What a fun challenge! With the song lyric theme in mind I went through my printed photos. I kept coming back to a couple of birthday shots and the perfect idea hatched.”


HAPPY BIRTHDAY Patterned paper: Crate Paper; diecuts: Crate Paper; stickers: Crate Paper; alphabet stickers: Crate Paper.


U NAME: Lindsay Bateman LOCATION: Lac LaBiche, Canada CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using song lyrics -either the entire song or an excerpt -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I liked using this journaling style because it allowed words to be the central focus of my page. I really love the emotion it evokes in me when I read the words and then have my photo accompany it. Using my Silhouette Cameo to create this journaling was a fun technique, I will be definitely using it in future pages.”


ALWAYS REMEMBER Patterned paper: Pink Paislee, Heidi Swapp; letter stickers: Pink Paislee; stickers: Heidi Swapp; photo frame: Pink Paislee; camera ephemera: Maggie Holmes; paper clips: Heidi Swapp; chipboard heart: Heidi Swapp; star punch: American Crafts; other: Silhouette Cameo.


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

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using song lyrics -either the entire song or an excerpt -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I love that some songs will always remind you of a time, place or memory. I love this song by the Lumineers...because it just feels like ‘our’ song. We have been together for more than 37 years and pretty much belong to each other.”


TOGETHER IS THE BEST PLACE TO BE

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: BasicGrey; stickers: Studio Calico; chipboard hearts: Pink Paislee; flair: Studio Calico; buttons: BasicGrey, My Mind’s Eye; bling: KaiserCraft; punch: Martha Stewart; embroidery floss: DMC; background heart die-cut: Silhouette Cameo; other: charm.


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NAME: Missy Whidden LOCATION: Frostproof, Florida CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using song lyrics -either the entire song or an excerpt -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

Sometimes a song can say exactly what you want in the perfect words. The song ‘You’re Gonna Miss This’ by Trace Adkins has always held a special place in my heart, and it always reminds me to slow down and enjoy my girls while they’re still little. Song lyrics are a great source of inspiration as well.”


GONE BY SO FAST

Patterned paper: American Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories, Tim Holtz; flair buttons: A Flair For Buttons; wood beads: Pinkfresh Studio; thread: Coates; pen: Sharpie; ink: Avery Elle; paints: Artist’s Loft Watercolors, Liquitex Gesso; stamps: Craftsmart; dies: The Cut Shoppe; other: tissue paper.


U NAME: Penny Grimsley LOCATION: Plano, Texas CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using song lyrics -- either the entire song or an excerpt -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.


I have a bent for music and have long loved it. I have many songs memorized, from all throughout my life. ‘100 Years’ by Five for Fighting is such a rich song -- meaningful lyrics and strong composition -- and it immediately went onto my ‘faves list.’ I remember hearing this song for the first time and thinking, ‘Oh my word! They are right!’ Well, a decade has more than passed since it released, showing how quickly time does fly. I love layouts that compare and contrast time. I had quite the adventure looking for photos of me, the photographer, across the years. I loved that I found one that was me, me the bride, me the mom, and me the scrapbooker. My own circle of life right now, as I sit at my halfway point on my time line.”

YOU ONLY GOT A HUNDRED YEARS Patterned paper: Authentique, Pebbles, Scenic Route; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: October Afternoon, Simple Stories; ink: Hero Arts, enamel dots: Bella Blvd, Pebbles; punches: EK Success, Marvy Uchida; dies: Echo Park Paper; washi tape: Lawn Fawn; fonts: American Typewriter, Mahogany Script; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.


U NAME: Moon Lee LOCATION: Kaohsiung, Taiwan CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using song lyrics -either the entire song or an excerpt -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

It was so much fun to use the lyrics as the journaling. This just reminds me of copying some beautiful poems and lyrics in those high school days. I love the song and the rhythm, ‘Count on Me,’ to celebrate friendship. Also, based on the lyrics, I finally can use some number stickers!”


COUNT ON ME Patterned paper: American Crafts, Echo Park Paper; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Crate Paper; twine: Maya Road; washi tape: MT masking tape; others: doily paper.


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NAME: Nikki Sivils LOCATION: St. Louis, Missouri CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using song lyrics -either the entire song or an excerpt -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

This challenge may have been the most difficult one to date for me. I recently had to put my little 10year-old Yorkie down and even though this wasn’t a required assignment for me I knew I had to take this one on. Scrapbooking can be so therapeutic and heart wrenching when you decide to scrapbook photos that are meaningful and pull at your heartstrings all at once. The song ‘How Can You Mend A Broken Heart’ is all I kept thinking when I read this challenge for the first time. We miss our little Bella-Blue, but I’m so thankful that I have many, many layouts about our 10 years together.”


HOW CAN YOU MEND A BROKEN HEART...

Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; letter stickers: My Mind’s Eye; ribbon: American Crafts; stickers: Jenni Bowlin, Bella Blvd; folder pocket: Simple Stories; floss: We R Memory Keepers; burlap button: Nikki Sivils; buttons: Pink Paislee; chipboard stickers, tape: Bella Blvd; banner flag: Jillibean Soup; photo corners: Martha Stewart; gems: Darico; gem flowers, flowers and stick pin: Close to My Heart.


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

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using song lyrics -either the entire song or an excerpt -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I wanted the song lyrics to look more like doodling than actual writing.”


GOD GAVE ME YOU Patterned paper: Cocoa Vanilla; letters: American Crafts; die-cuts: Cocoa Vanilla; enamels: Cocoa Vanilla; pen: Sakura.


U NAME: Steffanie Seiler LOCATION: Portland, Oregon CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using song lyrics -either the entire song or an excerpt -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

At first, I thought this was going to be pretty easy. Many times I have used song titles or partial lyrics in my scrapbooking, but usually just as a title. When it came down to it, I had a difficult time finding lyrics that actually spoke to me for the journaling. Eventually I came upon these from ‘Best Day Of My Life’ by American Authors. I used a small excerpt that captured my feelings about running and how fortunate I feel to be able to do so. Incidentally, the title of the song also became the title of my page. In the end, I loved being able to combine a favorite song with two of my favorite pastimes: running and scrapbooking.”


THE BEST DAY OF MY LIFE Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; cardstock: Paper Accents; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup, American Crafts; stickers: Bella Blvd; corrugated letters: Jillibean Soup; washi tape: Queen & Co, We R Memory Keepers, My Mind's Eye; twine: Doodlebug; wood veneer: Studio Calico; enamel dots: Doodlebug; nailheads: Queen & Co; mini paper sack: Celebrate It; paint: Craft Smart; mists: Dylusions, Heidi Swapp; punch: McGill; other: embroidery floss, brads, eyelet; photo effects: Rhonna Designs.


U NAME: Diane Iversen LOCATION: Mt. Vernon, Missouri CREATE TEAM 2015: Her blog

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using song lyrics -either the entire song or an excerpt -- can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

Since this layout is centered around my daughter's photos, I asked her to pick the song. I loved this journaling challenge because it is a very ‘out of the box’ idea for capturing my daughter's personality. (She is a very ‘out of the box’ type of gal.)”


I AM ENJOYING THE RIDE Patterned paper: KaiserCraft, Simple Stories; stickers: KaiserCraft; diecuts: Simple Stories, Fancy Pants; heart brad: Making Memories; ink: Ingrid Bolme; dies: Lifestyle Crafts; other: embroidery floss, textured cardstock, vintage clipart, coffee filter.


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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 glenda viljoen

Patterned paper: Carta Bella; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; ink blending tool: Ranger; embossing folder: Sizzix; corner rounder: Tonic; flower: Petaloo; tulle: Celebrate It; stickers: My Mind’s Eye; other: self-adhesive pearls.

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Patterned paper, stickers, fo Bazzill; other: buttons, twine


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irit shalom

Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; sticker: Paper House Productions; stamps: Two Paper Divas; dies: DieVersions, Cherry Lynn Designs; punch: EK Success; inks: Ranger; butterflies: The Robin's Nest.

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c r e a t e team & cards laurie danielle

Patterned paper: American Crafts, Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts; embellishments: Pink Paislee; thread: Coats & Clark.

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julie m

Patterned paper: We R Mem Bazzill, We R Memory Keep Keepers; dies: My Favorite bling.


mowen

mory Keepers; cardstock: pers; die-cuts: We R Memory Things; punches: Marvy; other:

estrella barba

Patterned paper: Carta Bella; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Pebbles; flowers: Prima; twine: American Crafts; ink: Wink of Stella; watercolors: Cotman; other: ribbon, metal ornaments, thread.

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c r e a t e team & cards erin reed

Patterned paper: KaiserCraft; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Paper House; stickers: KaiserCraft; stick pins: Maya Road; wood: KaiserCraft; flowers: Prima; pearls: KaiserCraft; twine: May Arts; ink: Prima; adhesive: Xyron.

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stacia b

Cardstock: Recollections; je Road; mist: Maya Road; die patterned paper.


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monique liedtke

Patterned paper: Pretty Little Studio; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; stickers: Pretty Little Studio; bingo card: Pretty Little Studio; diecuts: Pretty Little Studio; confetti: Pretty Little Studio; note flags: Pretty Little Studio; vellum: Pretty Little Studio.

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c r e a t e team & cards katrina hunt

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; chipboard butterfly: Pink Paislee; chipboard scallop frame: Maya Road; trinket pin: Maya Road; doily: Doodlebug; washi: Pink Paislee; sequins: We R Memory Keepers; twine: Maya Road; ink: Versamark; embossing powder: WOW; adhesives: Therm O Web.

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heather robertson

Patterned paper: October Afternoon; cardstock: Recollections; letter stickers: Pink Paislee; stickers: EK Success; seed beads: Joanns; embroidery floss: Joanns; ink: Tim Holtz; circle die: Spellbinders; embossing folder: Lifestyle Crafts.

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c r e a t e team & tags monique liedtke

Patterned paper: Pretty Little Studio; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Pretty Little Studio; bingo card: Pretty Little Studio; die-cuts: Pretty Little Studio; confetti: Pretty Little Studio; note flags: Pretty Little Studio; phrase strips: Pretty Little Studio; border punch: EK Success; pen: K & Company; other: straw.

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erin reed

Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; gems: Prima; pearls: Prima; twine: May Arts; ink: Prima; dies: Die-Namites; punch: Fiskars; adhesive: Xyron; other: mesh.


estrella barba

Patterned paper: Carta Bella; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Pebbles; flowers: Prima; twine: American Crafts; ink: Wink of Stella; watercolors: Cotman; other: ribbon, metal ornaments, thread.

julie mowen

Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: We R Memory Keepers; enamel shapes: We R Memory Keepers; die-cuts: We R Memory Keepers; punches: Fiskars.

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c r e a t e team & tags stacia brandt

Cardstock: Recollections; jewels: Imaginisce; twine: Maya Road; mist: Maya Road; diecut: Silhouette; other: patterned paper.

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heather robertson

Patterned paper: American Crafts, Jillibean Soup; cardstock: Recollections; tickets: printed and cut by Silhouette; straw: Joanns; filmstrip: escrappers; buttons: Jillibean Soup, Joanns; twine: Walmart; star die: Spellbinders.

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Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Design; wood veneer: Studio Calico; word tag: Fancy Pants Designs; gold accents: Fancy Pants Designs; ribbon: Maya Road; adhesives: Therm O Web.

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laurie danielle

Patterned paper: Crate Paper; Echo Park Paper, Studio Calico; cardstock: Neenah; stickers: Studio Calico; layered borders: Crate Paper, ephemera: Crate Paper, buttons: Vintage, metal tag: Avery; twine: Martha Stewart; ink: American Crafts; stamps: Story Stamps by Ali Edwards; thread: Coats & Clark.

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c r e a t e team & tags glenda viljoen

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; ink blending tool: Ranger; brads: Simple Stories; punch: EK Success; chipboard: Simple Stories; lace: KaiserCraft; stickers: My Mind’s Eye; other: jute.

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tasha key

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Stampin' Up; enamel dots: Simple Stories; die-cuts: Simple Stories; embossing folder: American Crafts (Maggie Holmes); ink: Stampin' Up, Ranger; stamps: Waffle Flower; dies: Waffle Flower, My Favorite Things; marker: Wink of Stella; other: Glossy Accents.

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Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; stickers: Paper House Productions; stamps: Two Paper Divas; paints: Ranger; inks: Ranger; other: washi tape, lace tape, ribbons.

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Great papers. Great sketches. A fusion of two creative forces -- Scrapbook Generation and Simple Stories -- showing just how easy it is to create stunning traditional layouts with the innovative Simple Stories products. Designed by creativeduo Allison Davis and Debbie Sanders, both books - available as hardcopy books or ebooks - showcase 24 fun and functional double-page sketches with exact measurements and positions of photos, papers and elements.

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We challenged the SG CREATE team to use the July 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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Patterned paper: Recollections, Cosmo Cricket, Basic Grey, Martha Stewart; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Recollections, Little Yellow Bicycle; ribbon: Cosmo Cricket; dies: Silhouette, Cricut.


TAG SKETCH

noey hunt

WALL HANGING “I decided to go big with the tag sketch and create a piece of 14x24-inch wall art for our next baby. I rotated the sketch and changed the direction of the striping to make space for his initials.�

washington {her blog}

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CARD SKETCH

lynette jacobs

south africa {her blog}

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SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT

“I so enjoy making layouts from card sketches. I loved the general layout of the card and the row of stars and decided to start with that. I just added a lot of layers beneath my photo.�

Patterned paper: KaiserCraft, 7Gypsies; chipboard title, stars: Blue Fern Studios; bling: Jillibean Soup; ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; stencil: Studio Calico; glitter: Melissa Francis; other: burlap.


Digital supplies. Patterned papers: BoBunny; title: Echo Park; stitching: Chellie’s Creations; photo overlay: Coffee Shop; frame: Kitchy Digitals by Danielle Thompson.

CARD SKETCH

denise storck

virginia {her blog}

SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT

“Sometimes I have a great photo and gorgeous papers, but I can stare at them for what seems like hours and wonder how to pull it all together. That's where this card sketch came in handy. I knew it would be perfect as a scrapbook page highlighting a photo I recently took of my son. Once the ‘blueprint’ was done, the rest fell into place pretty quickly. I opted not to put any formal journaling in because I thought the page told the story well enough.”

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CARD SKETCH

erin reed

texas {her blog}

TISSUE COVER “I used the card sketch for two of the sides of the tissue box, and two sides I left plain so it did not look too cluttered. Now I have a pretty tissue box on my desk instead of a plain store bought one.�

Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; pearls: Prima; cork: Paper House; ribbon, twine: May Arts Ribbon; ink: Prima; mediums: Plaid; adhesive: Xyron.

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Pattered paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: SRM Stickers; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup; pins: Jillibean Soup; wood veneer: Jillibean Soup; punches: EK Success; ribbon: Hobby Lobby; gift box: SRM Stickers; adhesive: Therm O Web.

CARD SKETCH

juliana michaels ohio {her blog}

GIFT BOX “I was drawn to the card sketch and used it to create a gift box. This was a fun challenge and I enjoyed taking the sketch and creating something totally different!”

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BIRTHDAY CARD TAG SKETCH

nikki sivils

“This tag sketch was a perfect sketch for a card. I love making cards, and it’s always so fun to create a card from another sketch that’s designed for a different item. My mom’s birthday is in July, and this tag sketch made a perfect card for her.”

missouri {her blog} Patterned paper: Crate Paper; diecuts: Pebbles; stickers: Pebbles; other: bag; crepe paper. Cardstock: Canvas Corps; stamps: Inspired by Stamping; inks: Ranger; chipboards: Wycinanka; punch: EK Success; clothespin, twine: Canvas Corps; other: glitter, bling.

BOOKMARK

“Tag sketches are just perfect to be transformed to bookmarks, and this tag sketch was just perfect to make the simple, but yet fancy-looking flat bookmark.”

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TAG SKETCH

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israel {her blog}


TAG SKETCH

suzanna lee virginia {her blog}

Patterned Paper: Studio Calico, Pebbles, Bella Blvd, Elle's Studio; letter stickers: American Crafts, October Afternoon; stickers: Jillibean Soup; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup, Bella Blvd, Crate Paper; buttons: My Minds Eye, American Crafts; enamel: We R Memory Keepers; washi tape: Freckled Fawn; twine: The Twinery.

SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT

“Tag to layout? Yup! It's easy to do if you create an 8.5x11 layout as I did here as the rectangle carries over, thus keeping the proportions the same. The biggest difference is that in not wanting to cover up as much of the picture, I changed the angle of the strips. There are also fewer strips as I wanted to reproduce the color’s in my daughter's skirt.””

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SUMMER BOOK COVER “I made the altered book cover over the old notebook with the card sketch and as the book is in 6x4 size this sketch was just perfect to fit the cover. The beaded bookmark was added inside the book.�

Cardstock: Canvas Corps; stamps: Inspired by Stamping; dies: Inspired by Stamping; paints: Faber Castell; punch: Martha Stewart; inks: Stampin' Up; twine: Canvas Corps; other: beads.

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CARD SKETCH

irit shalom

israel {her blog}


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4 • ONE Gather supplies shown. • TWO Die-cut a balloon from three shades of cardstock. Layer together. • THREE Cut sentiment sticker into banner shape. Adhere; add silver glitter glue to balloon. • FOUR Adhere star sticker and color the star with a clear Wink of Stella pen. Tie a twine bow and attach to balloon.


• ONE Gather supplies shown. • TWO Layer patterned paper to a chipboard frame. • THREE Attach sticker with pop dots. Adhere flowers and enamel dots. • FOUR Add details with white pen, clear Stickles, and clear Wink of Stella pen.

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4 • ONE Gather supplies shown. • TWO Color wood reel with black ink. Let dry. Color the reel with black Wink of Stella pen to add shimmer. • THREE Die-cut small banner; adhere reel to center. Add clapper die-cut; adhere stick pin. • FOUR Punch small circle; adhere. Cut sentiment banner; adhere. Add small paper clip.


• ONE Gather supplies shown. • TWO Attach wood camera to pre-cut tag. • THREE Adhere star sticker and enamel shape to tag. Adhere sentiment sticker with pop dots. Add bow sticker. • FOUR Die-cut and adhere star. Use white pen and clear Wink of Stella pen to add details.

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4 • ONE Gather supplies shown. • TWO Die-cut a circle, star, banner and bow. Layer together. • THREE Adhere circles punched from paper and sentiment sticker with pop dots. • FOUR Add enamel dots. Die-cut small stars and adhere to banner. Use clear Wink of Stella pen on small stars.


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TINY TOUCHES by lindsey amschler

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; stickers: Simple Stories; flowers: Queen & Co; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye, We R Memory Keepers, Simple Stories; stick pin: Maya Road; wood veneer: Simple Stories; sequins: Teresa Collins, Happy Tree Studio; paper clip: Doodlebug; twine: We R Memory Keepers; ink: Ranger; glitter Pen: Zig; pen: Uniball; glitter glue: Ranger; balloon die: Echo Park; banner and bow dies: Memory Box; star dies: Paper Smooches; circle die: We R Memory Keepers; circle punch: Fiskars; corner punch: Martha Stewart; box punch board: We R Memory Keepers.

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let the sun

shine

with the create team

Summertime. A glorious word to children and adults alike. Activities are different. Attitudes are more laid back. Time moves at a more leisurely pace. We challenged the SG CREATE team to take this theme and share how they document the joys of the sunny season.

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“It was so great to have a family trip with my grandparents this summer. We all enjoyed the sunshine and fresh air in the mountains, and I can't wait to have another trip with them in this coming winter!”

summer Patterned paper: BoBunny; letter sticker: American Crafts; sticker: October Afternoon, Heidi Swapp; chipboard: Me and My Big Ideas; ink: Avery Elle; stamp: Heidi Swapp; die-cut: KaiserCraft; washi tape: MT masking tape.

moon lee KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN

{ HER BLOG }


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“Summer layouts are my favorite, and I have so many fun pictures of our girls in the pool. I love the bright colors and fun embellishments that go along with summer. I tried to recreate the colors of the bright sun and pool water for this page.�

missy whidden FROSTPROOF, FLORIDA

{ HER BLOG }

hello summer Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Colorbok; stickers: Simple Stories; brads, chipboard, paper tape: Simple Stories; thread: Coates; ink: Ranger Archival; paint: Folk Art; gelatos: Faber-Castell; spritz: Shimmerz; stamp: October Afternoon; die-cuts: Silhouette Store; punches: The Paper Studio; other: tissue paper.

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summer memories Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper, Crate Paper, Galeria Papieru; alphabet stickers: Webster's Pages; paper die cuts: Little Bee Designs; tags: Fancy Pants Designs; flair button: Fancy Pants Designs; flowers: KaiserCraft; leaves: Thailand; rub-ons: KaiserCraft, Melissa Frances; enamel dots: Dovecraft; film: Tim Holtz; dies: Spellbinders.

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“For the theme challenge I chose summer and used a photo of my daughter in my hands and our first summer walk. As a background I used squares of papers in different soft colors. I love to use clusters on the layouts and here are two of them that I arranged slightly diagonally. For the title I used alphabet stickers and rub-ons.�

victoria freze ODESSA, UKRAINE

{ HER BLOG }


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wendy antenucci PALM BAY, FLORIDA

{ HER BLOG }

“Living in Florida, the majority of my pictures are of summer-related adventures. To further my summer theme (and because the product was brand new and fun to play with), I used the new Summer Vibes from Simple Stories with the great colors/sayings/graphics. I chose the bold yellows and reds for a fun color scheme, I tilted many of my elements for a playful feel, and I chose the fun popsicle card to further my summery theme.�

summer fun Patterned paper: Simple Stories; letter stickers: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; die-cuts, chipboard, frames, enamel dots, washi tape: Simple Stories.

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live love lake Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; cork: Paper House; canvas: Paper House; mica flakes: Prima; rub-ons: Paper House; ribbon, twine: May Arts; ink: Prima; mists, mediums: Tattered Angels, Prima; stencils: Teresa Collins; adhesive: Xyron.

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“Last summer I went to Colorado and I took my boys to the lake to go fishing. It was so peaceful and calming, tranquility comes to mind and was the feel I went for in my layout. This layout is a selfie picture of my in front of this amazing lake.�

erin reed PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“On the days where the temperature rises, it’s best to take a dip in the pool, isn’t it! I cut the picture leaving only the water out and I added gauze to simulate the pool on the layout.”

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estrella barba

Cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; flowers: Prima; bubble: Teresa Collins; mists: Distress Sprays by Ranger; mediums: texture paste by Prima; stamps: Prima; stencil: Tim Holtz; other: starfish, anchor, gauze, strand.

CIUDAD REAL, SPAIN

{ HER BLOG }

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“Summer is one of my favorite subjects to scrap so I loved this assignment. This layout had actually been sitting in a pile of half-completed pages for nearly a year. These photos make me so happy, but for whatever reason, I couldn't figure out how to finish the page. I had paper and photos down only; no title or embellishments. Fortunately, this assignment was just the motivation I needed to get it done. I love the bright yellow-orange paper which, for me, always screams summer. I also had a little fun playing with the anchor accents for that beachy/oceanside feel.�

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wheelin’ around town

steffanie seiler

Patterned paper: Fancy Pants; cardstock: Paper Accents; letter stickers: Fancy Pants; stickers: Fancy Pants; chipboard: Fancy Pants; buttons: Fancy Pants; twine: Doodlebug, Queen & Co, Darice; ink: Stampin Up, Ranger; punch: EK Success; die-cuts: Silhouette America; pen: Stabilo; sketch: Scrapbook Generation; other: button.

PORTLAND, OREGON

{ HER BLOG }

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make a splash

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: My Colors Cardstock; letter stickers: Simple Stories; chipboard and brads: Simple Stories; adhesive: Therm O Web.

CREATE TEAM

“Summer in the Southwest means lots of time in the pool. I combined several pool photos with Simple Stories Summer Vibes collection for this layout.�

rebecca keppel GILBERT, ARIZONA

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“When I think of summer, I immediately think of our summer trips to Maine. The ink in the background and the paper strips came together so easily and seem to compliment the blues in the photo.”

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diane iversen

Patterned paper: Bazzill: letter stickers: American Crafts, My Mind’s Eye; stickers: Simple Stories; die-cuts: American Crafts; ink: Ingrid Bolme; punch: Martha Stewart; other: tag, gel pen.

MT. VERNON, MISSOURI

{ HER BLOG }

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lazy days Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; stickers: Paper House Productions; chipboard: FabScraps; stamps: Inspired by Stamping; stencil: Tando Creative; inks: Ranger.

CREATE TEAM

“This is a summer layout without a real summer. We spent our vacation in Latvia and this is Latvian summer that looks like our spring. But as we are so much used to a very hot summer here in Israel it was just delicious to feel the wind of the lake on the face. I added some stamping and stencil work to add the interest to those themed papers and to make my unique and special background.�

irit shalom REHOVOT, ISRAEL

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“I used the summer theme in the photos that I picked from last summer with our girls to create a bright and cheery page. I also carried out the theme in the title with the multi-colored and different sizes of fonts.�

lovely summer days christy arthur

Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Pink Paislee; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: American Crafts.

BATTLEFIELD, MISSOURI

{ HER BLOG }

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“Summer and the beach just go together. My favourite time of year when we spend a few weeks at my happy place in Plettenberg Bay where we have long beach walks daily.�

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CREATE TEAM

love this

lynette jacobs

Patterned papers: Prima; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Prima; bling: Prima; flowers and pearls: FabScraps, Prima; brads: Prima; flair; Prima; chipboard: Celebr8; resin: Prima; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Ranger; crackle texture paste: Wendy Vecchi; stencil: Prima; punch: Martha Stewart; title die-cut: Silhouette Cameo.

PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA

{ HER BLOG }

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go right now

Patterned paper: American Crafts; cardstock: My Mind's Eye; letter stickers: Crate Paper; die-cuts: Pink Paislee, Scraptastic; cork sticker: Scraptastic; acrylic shape: Scraptastic; brads: My Mind's Eye.

CREATE TEAM

“My summer is always full of, you guessed it, baseball! Therefore, it seemed perfect to use baseball photos for this challenge.”

jennie mcgarvey NEWBURGH, INDIANA

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“I had a variety of summery papers from a past kit waiting to be used and this photo was perfect to put the more lake-related ones to use. Instead of a lot of journaling I went with a really long title and emphasized Summer Day to bring the theme out.”

summer day colleen o’keefe RACINE, WISCONSIN

{ HER BLOG }

Patterned paper: Simple Stories, Echo Park, Fancy Pants, Carta Bella; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts, Evalicious; stickers: Echo Park, Carta Bella, Teresa Collins; kraft die-cuts: Simple Stories; wood veneer: Scraptastic; arrows: Freckled Fawn; metal stars: Freckled Fawn; enamel dots: Simple Stories, My Mind’s Eye; enamel hearts: Lily Bee Designs, My Mind’s Eye.

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cool! cool! summer

Cardstock: Colorbok, Die Cuts With a View; letter stickers: Bella Blvd; stickers: Jillibean Soup, Bella Blvd, Simple Stories; frames: Amy Tangerine, Simple Stories; tag: Simple Stories; enamel dots: Recollections; butterfly: Studio Calico; ink: Stampin’ Up; stencil: Heidi Swapp; speech bubbles: Silhouette images; rainbow swirl: hand cut.

CREATE TEAM

“Summer in Alaska means long hours of daylight, hyper activity and hopefully sunshine. I created this page using multi colors to give a feeling of intense energy, activity, and fun.”

heather robertson ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“In order to carry out this theme in my page I used a lot of bright and happy colors that remind me of summer. I also chose embellishments that reflect days full of sunshine and photos of my son dipping his toes in the lake at the beach. Nothing speaks more to me about summer than that!�

lindsay bateman LAC LABICHE, CANADA

{ HER BLOG }

love life

Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; stickers: Pink Paislee; embellishments: Heidi Swapp Project Life Favorite Things Cards; ephemera: Pink Paislee, Dear Lizzy; other: sewing machine stitching.

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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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stars and

stripes

with the create team

Three colors that mean so much. Red, white and blue. The flag, freedom, sacrifice, courage...all rolled up into the thing we call patriotism. We challenged the SG CREATE team to take this feeling and show off their best patriotic designs.

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“July 4th was special as a little girl, and in 1987 when it became my wedding day, it turned into a double holiday and now I love it twice as much. There’s just something magical and exciting about late-night summertime fireworks. When I think of amazing fireworks, I of course think of Disney. So, naturally, seeing the fireworks at Magic Kingdom ON JULY 4 went onto my bucket list. And my very own ‘Mickey’ made my dream come true and took me in 2015 to see them. Yes, a truly magical July 4th fireworks day!”

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magical july 4th fireworks

penny grimsley

Patterned paper: Authentique; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Authentique; ink: Hero Arts, Ranger; stamps: My Favorite Things, Maya Road, BoBunny; brads: Doodlebug; enamel dots: Bella Blvd, Echo Park Paper; punches: EK Success, Fiskars, Martha Stewart; title font: Silhouette files; pen: Sharpie; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

PLANO, TEXAS

{ HER BLOG }

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“This was a fun theme, as I love working with patriotic colors! For this layout I decided to use muted colors to achieve a more vintage style, which works perfectly with my photos from a small historic town parade.�

stars and stripes

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill, stickers: Simple Stories; enamel dots: Doodlebug; ink: Ranger; pen: Provo Craft; die-cut machine: Cricut.

lindsey amschler SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“Patriotic themes are among my favorites to scrapbook. These photos of my daughter Stacey were taken in 1976 during the Bicentennial celebration. For photos that are extra special to me, I don’t mind taking the extra time to hand-stitch on the layout.”

debbie sanders happy american MANSFIELD, MISSOURI

{ HER BLOG }

Patterned paper, journaling cards: Pebbles; cardstock: Bazzill; title strip: My Mind’s Eye; title word: KI Memories; enamel dots: BasicGrey, My Mind’s Eye; jewels: KaiserCraft; embroidery floss: DMC; die-cut machine: Sizzix Big Shot; Sizzix dies: circles, stars.

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“I have a real warm and fuzzy feel when it comes to red, white and blue. My love for America and all things U.S. has literally spilled out onto my layout filled with stars. I love the whole patriotic celebration on the 4th of July and that was my inspiration for this layout. Filled with lots of stars and gorgeous elements to support the theme. One day when I am big, maybe I will live in the land that I love so much and have travelled to so many times both physically and mentally!�

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jowilna nolte

Patterned paper: Newsprint, Bazzill Basics, Simple Stories; cardstock: Antalis, Bazzill Basics; star stencil: Typo; inks: walnut ink crystals by Tsukineko; texture paste: Creative Medium Iridescent by ImagineCrafts; other: diamante, star punch, thread.

{ HER BLOG }

HARTBEESPOORT, SOUTH AFRICA


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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. Fourth stop, Duanesburg, New York, where Amy Cunniff shares her style, budget, scrap space, and more with CREATE readers.

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Meet Amy Cunniff, a 36-year-old tutor and full-time mom in Duanesburg, New York. She has agreed to give us an inside look at how scrapbooking impacts her life.

How and when did you get started scrapbooking? I started scrapbooking in 1995 when I was 16 and my husband and I started dating. I scrapped everything! I had been invited to a Creative Memories party and that was it –- I never looked back. I couldn’t wait to have wedding and baby pictures to scrapbook. We got married in 1999, and our first son was born in 2007. Then I scrapbooked with a vengeance. Shortly after our second son, Zachary was born in 2008, we noticed Caleb was having some major medical problems. After six months of scary doctor appointments and tests, he was diagnosed with a neuromuscular disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy. He would never walk, and as he grew, he would get weaker. I was devastated. Up until then, I would spend hours pouring over scrapbooking idea books, magazines, etc., but now couldn’t bring myself to look at them. I would never have the sports pages, or even typical kid pages. Our life became an endless stream of therapy and doctor appointments.

Time spent scrapbooking? I used to be able to spend three-four hours week on scrapbooking. We recently moved and life has gotten in the way, and I’m going through withdrawal! I hope to get back to four hours every week by the end of the summer.


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I began to feel guilty that I had scrapbooks full of Caleb and none of my younger son. I committed to scrapping Zach’s first year and then I would pack up my supplies. But then, something happened. I truly believe God used scrapbooking to start healing my heart. As I would scrap pictures I couldn’t help but notice that my boys were smiling. In spite of SMA, my boys were living a great life! Instead of focusing on what we couldn’t do, I began using each layout as a way to count my blessings. Since Caleb’s diagnosis in 2009, I have filled five-six scrapbooks a year! Tragedy struck my family again in 2013, when my husband, Dave was killed in the line of duty as a New York State Trooper. Once again, I turned to scrapbooking for therapy. I also felt I had a new mission. My boys were five and six when their daddy died, and I needed to record just what an awesome father they had. I know they will forget many things, so I want to make sure that one day they can look back through the scrapbooks and hopefully remember Daddy.

What is your scrap space like? I have two general areas where I scrap. I dedicated a large closet in my basement to house my crafting supplies. I have a nook next to the closet where I keep a table up and this is my dedicated craft space. I also keep a small table in my bedroom, with a basket of supplies. That way if my boys are asleep and I don’t want to be in the basement, I can easily scrap.

What are your best organizational tips? Organization is one of those things that I find is never complete. I think as my style and interests change, the way I want my supplies stored changes as well. I have purged supplies that I was not using or just no longer loved. I didn't have regrets after selling most of it and now shop and store things based on how I personally use supplies and plan projects.

How do you describe your style? Over the years my style has morphed into a more linear, clean style. I tend to think less is more. I also really love using striped or polka dot paper to incorporate lots of color.

Do you have a set budget for scrapbooking? I do not have a monthly budget. When my husband was alive, he really indulged me when it came to my scrapbooking -– it was

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Social aspect? I go to a scrapbooking retreat twice a year, every April and November. I also feel blessed to able to teach a class there. I prep throughout the year which helps me get the most out of every minute I’m there. I will match photos to kits (my SG kits!), prep them and stack them up in a paper keeper. When I get to the retreat the prep work is already done and I power through. I can get 40-50 layouts done in the two days! It’s a great feeling! Also that way I don’t have to pack up and tote all my supplies.

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therapy for me. On days when life seemed hard and trying, he would tell me to “go scrap it out!” Like most scrapbookers, I tend to buy more than I can possibly use. I go through periods where I think, “I’m going to use this up before I buy anything else.” And then when the new Echo Park or Simple Stories collections come out, I’m buying them!

Where do you get your inspiration? I find inspiration everywhere! Sometimes I get inspiration from my photos, or the colors in the photos. Other times I might see a cool embellishment I want to use and design my page around that. Other times, a quote might inspire a layout.

Advice for finding more time to scrapbook? The best advice I have for carving out time is to have your supplies accessible. I keep my basic supplies handy and a couple packs of

paper in my bedroom closet. When the mood strikes or I have free time, I’m ready to go.

What does this hobby mean to your life? Because of the trials in my life, scrapbooking has been a way to count my blessings. Even in the darkest times, there is always something to be thankful for and those are the moments I want to remember.

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What are your thoughts on scrapbooking? Many times I have been very grateful that I am a scrapbook/papercrafting addict. As a result, I’ve chronicled my family’s life and that is so precious. I love that I have captured the little moments that I would have otherwise forgotten.


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

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magic BY MICHELLE NAJOUR (MOUNTAIN HOUSE, CALIFORNIA)

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Patterned paper: Reminisce; die-cuts: Simple Stories, EK Success, Cricut; Bling: Queen & Co; washi tape: Queen & Co; other: cardstock.

we are family BY CORRINA COLQUHOUN (CANADA)

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Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; chipboard stars: Jillibean Soup; other: ink.


happy happy 17th BY STACEY GRAGLIA (CANADA) Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye, Authentique, Scenic Route; cardstock: Bazzill; embellishments: K & Company, BoBunny, Studio Calico, Pink Paislee, Pebbles; chipboard numbers: A2Z

bubbles BY AMY CUNNIFF (DUANESBURG, NEW YORK) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Doodlebug.

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blue bird baby BY KAREN SESSIONS (UNITED KINGDOM)

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Patterned paper: Paper House, Heidi Grace Designs; embossing folder: Embossalicious; circle punch: Marvy Uchida; other: cardstock, embroidery floss, buttons, beads.

firework fun BY LORI BROWN (MANHATTAN, ILLINOIS)

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Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts; epoxy bubbles: Epiphany Crafts; other: ink, enamel stars, handmade paper, rhinestones.


dream BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; ink: Ranger; pen: Micron; other: cardstock.

enjoy BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; ink: Ranger, Sew Easy ink roller; pen: Micron; image: Scrapbook Stamp Society; markers: Copic; other: cardstock.

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it’s all in the smile BY CATHY LU (TAIWAN) Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Woodland Park, Teresa Collins; cardstock: Crate Paper; chipboard: Pink Paislee, American Crafts; stickers: Echo Park Paper, Prima, Pebbles; date stamp: American Crafts; others: wood, washi tape.

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boyz n’ the pool BY DEVRA HUNT (REDMOND, WASHINGTON) Patterned paper: Doodlebug; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: October Afternoon, American Crafts; stickers, doilies: Doodlebug; brads: Echo Park Paper; paint: Dylusions; die-cuts: Silhouette; pen: Sakura.

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swim time

by amy Cunniff (duanesburg, neW yorK)

patterned paper: echo park paper; cardstock: bazzill; letter stickers: doodlebug.

what a hoot

by amy roller (sparta, missouri)

patterned paper: echo park paper, We r memory Keepers, my mind’s eye; cardstock: bazzill; letter stickers: american Crafts; embellishments: paper studio.

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t-ball star

by bev Code (Canada) patterned paper: paper House; stickers: paper House; background: Cricut ink pen generated; circles: Kreaxions Circle Cutter; image: scrapbook stamp society; markers: Copics; other: cardstock.

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family game night BY LEE-ANNE THORNTON (CANADA) Patterned paper: Carta Bella: stickers: Carta Bella; label stickers: Teresa Collins; flair: A Flair for Buttons; enamel dots: Teresa Collins, Bella Blvd; sequins: Fancy Pants Designs; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Ranger; mists: Heidi Swapp, Tattered Angels; pen, punch: Marvy Uchida.

paw prints BY LESLIE RATTERREE (SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Imaginisce; ink: Colorbox; pen: Sharpie.

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queen for the day BY RONA THOMPSON (CANADA) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Crate Paper, Evalicious; doilies, acrylic chevrons: Doodlebug; gold embellishments, puffy stickers: Evalicious; other: enamel dots.

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sun-n-fun BY DEVRA HUNT (REDMOND, WASHINGTON) Patterned paper: Crate Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers, die-cuts, chipboard: Crate Paper; die-cuts: Silhouette; mist: Heidi Swapp; pen: Sakura.

happy tenth birthday BY TRACI JORGENSEN (SYRACUSE, UTAH) Patterned paper: Paper Studio; cardstock: Die Cuts With a View; ink: CraftSmart; die-cuts: Cricut.

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summer loving BY ESTHER OOSTHUIZEN (SOUTH AFRICA) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Simple Stories; chalk: Cherise; mist: Dazzles Enmarc; glossy accents: Ranger; dies: Xcut DoCrafts; thread: Cherise; other: flair, lace, net, twine.

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enjoy happiness BY AMY ROLLER (SPARTA, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Die Cuts With a View; embellishments: Paper Studio; pen: Sharpie; other: stamp, twine.

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enjoy BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; twine: Bella Creationz; pen: Micron.

bachelorette BY KAREN SESSIONS (UNITED KINGDOM) Patterned paper: Paper House; 3D stickers: Paper House; punches: Marvy Uchida, Martha Stewart; other: flowers, ribbon, lace, flowers, gems.

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amazing

by bev code (canada)

Patterned paper: Paper House; rub-ons: Paper House; ink: Ranger.

make a wish

by lesley RatteRRee (sPRingfield, missouRi) Patterned paper: Pebbles; punches: fiskars, studio g; ink: colorbox.

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dad

by lee-anne tHoRnton (canada) Patterned paper: carta bella; cardstock: american crafts; letter stickers: teresa collins; label stickers: teresa collins.

treasure

by amy RolleR (sPaRta, missouRi) Patterned paper: my mind’s eye, die cuts With a view; cardstock: bazzill; embellishments: Recollections, authentique, make market.

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hello BY LEE-ANNE THORNTON (CANADA) Patterned paper: Carta Bella; letter stickers: Teresa Collins; wood veneer word: Heidi Swapp; sequins: Fancy Pants Designs.

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we’re looking for

READERS GALLERY SUBMISSIONS FOR THE SEPTEMBER 2015 ISSUE OF CREATE

Submissions should be sent to submissions@scrapbookgeneration.com.

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Be sure to have SEPTEMBER 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.

4X4 If your submission is PHOTO chosen for publication, we will contact you with information about sending a second photo meeting more specific requirements, plus a supply list.

The call for submissions for the September 2015 issue ends on August 17, 2015.

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one of the four sketch choices for september

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

CREATE: Issue 15, July 2015  

Scrapbook pages, cards, embellishments and more featuring Scrapbook Generation's exclusive sketches. Featured manufacturers: Bazzill and We...

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