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create scrapbook generation’s

ISSUE 16 - SEPTEMBER 2015

four fun & free sketches fall, Halloween, & school projects

147 smart 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. Why scrapbookgeneration.com stands out from the rest... • BankIt for free shipping (we’ll hold and combine orders until you reach the $75 free shipping threshold!) • A 10% kickback on all purchases in the form of SG Reward Points. Fun, happy money to spend later! (Use up to $25 in a single order.) • An ever-growing selection of the products that scrapbookers and cardmakers crave. • Family owned and operated, and committed to bringing you the best in customer service.

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finding my

happy place a letter from the editor

Explosion isn’t a word I use lightly. But I’m hard pressed to find anything else that would describe the way that “something old that has become new” has taken over my life. About the time the July issue of CREATE was released, the rep for the distributor where we order many supplies for Scrapbook Generation contacted me with the message that they were going to add adult coloring books to their products. She suggested strongly that I give them a try. “They’re going to be hot” were her exact words. To say she was right is an understatement. Within days, I started to see articles everywhere about how coloring for adults was literally sweeping the nation. We mentioned our first shipment on Facebook, and before the first books had even arrived, there was so much interest that I placed more orders. Here’s what has taken place in two months. • We’ve gone from offering about 20 coloring books to selling over 120 titles at both scrapbookgeneration.com and the Springfield store. About 50 more selections are on the way! • People have been buying the books for not just coloring at home, but for the airport, hospital, beach, even movie theater. • And they keep coming back for more. If ever a “new” product meshed with scrapbooking and cardmaking, this is it. Most of us already have markers and colored pencils. We just need the books! Personally, I’m on a mission to test out most of them myself! Grown-up coloring books have become my latest addiction. Not in such a way that coloring is replacing scrapbooking or other hobbies. But in a way that I believe is good for me physically and mentally. Coloring is helping me unplug for part of my day. Before coloring arrived in my life, I typically worked at the computer all day, then came home and sat around -- with the TV on

as electronic wallpaper -- with a computer or iPad on my lap. Wasted time, really. Now, instead of something electronic, I grab a coloring book, my Spectrum Noir markers, and settle down in a comfy chair. They say coloring is relaxing. It is. They say it is therapeutic. It is. What I love? Looking through the beautiful drawings in the books. Choosing a color palette from my markers. Touching pen to paper. Watching the black and white drawing explode with color. Focusing on making something pretty. Clearing my head. Soothing my soul. Having fun.

Debbie Sanders

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contents SEPTEMBER 2015

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Super Stamps

The CREATE team members show clever ways to get extra mileage out of those cute stamps.

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Sketch Support

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

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Color Challenge

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Journaling

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

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On the Move

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

CREATE team members show how to use an informal interview for authentic journaling at its best

8 party time with lindsey • 26 sketch anatomy • 125 card & tag altered challeng


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Cards and Tags

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Real World

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Readers Gallery

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

With SG sketches as inspiration, the CREATE team design cards and tags full of possibility.

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Themebusters

The broad themes of school and of fall deliver plenty of scrapbook layout possibilities for the CREATE team.

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

ge • 169 farm-themed birthday party with tasha key • 203 gallery submission form


scrapbook generation’s

create EDITOR-IN-CHIEF debbie sanders SKETCH ARTISTS

allison davis & debbie sanders

ON THE COVER THE FIRST DAY by Allison Davis

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; letter stickers: Simple Stories; foam letter stickers: American Crafts; sickers: Echo Park Paper, Simple Stories; chipboard apple: Simple Stories; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: American Typewriter. 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


SCRAPBOOK GENERATION’S

Scrapbook Generation’s exclusive event lets you investigate coloring, stamping, and inking. Discover why these hot techniques are at the top of everyone's most wanted list. The free CSI University (think of it as a play day for crafters) is held at Scrapbook Generation’s Springfield, Missouri store on Saturday, Sept. 19 from 10 am - 5 pm. Allow a couple of hours to visit all the stations. • Try out over 40 brands of markers, pens, colored pencils, crayons, inks, gelatos and other mediums. • Visit stations and see demos by local and out-of-state CSI experts. Play with the products yourself, too. • Receive a CSI folder to store the sample swatches you'll create. • Collect printed materials, including basic information about the products, helpful tips, and even links to YouTube instructional videos you can watch later if you would like to explore and investigate further. • CSI University grads who spend $25 that day will get a gift from SG. Choose from a Zig Clean Color Real Brush marker or a Copic Kirarina 2win water-based marker. Pre-registration is required. Register by emailing karin@scrapbookgeneration.com


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CARD: Cut haunted house with diecutting machine. Adhere to card. Die cut a tree line, color, adhere to card. Stamp small stars onto background. Stamp sentiment onto card. Stamp, color and die cut ghosts and adhere to card. Die cut star; adhere to card. Adhere enamel dots and sequins. MINI CLIPBOARD: Create mini clipboards by covering a piece of chipboard with patterned paper and embellishments like stamped images, die-cuts, sequins and enamel dots. Simply add a hinge clip at the top of the board to complete the look. Color the clip with alcohol inks to customize. Add ribbon and charms to the top. You can add a magnet to the back so that the clipboard could hang onto a refrigerator or lockers. GIFT BAG: Cut cardstock to fit the front of gift bag. Stamp and heat emboss across cardstock. Color over the cardstock with Zig Clean Color markers to create background color; adhere to gift bag. Stamp, color and die cut ghosts; adhere to bag front. Stamp, heat emboss and color clouds; adhere to bag front. Stamp and die cut moon; adhere to bag. Die cut stars; adhere to bag. Die cut a banner and stamp greeting. Color with pens; adhere to bag front. Add enamel dots, sequins. SUPPLIES: Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye, Fancy Pants; cardstock: American Crafts, Canson; charm: Tim Holtz; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; sequins: We R Memory Keepers; ribbon: Hug Snug; rub-ons: Tim Holtz; twine: My Mind's Eye; hinge clip: Paper Studio; alcohol ink: Ranger; ink: Ranger, Hero Arts, Memento; pen: Zig Clean Color, Uniball; paint: Ranger; spray ink: Ranger; embossing powder: American Crafts; stamps: Lawn Fawn, Hero Arts, Tim Holtz, Echo Park; dies: Lawn Fawn, Echo Park, Avery Elle, My Favorite Things, Memory Box; other: gift bag.

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Soothing. Relaxing. And just plain fun. Coloring books for grown-ups are red hot right now.

Find over 120 styles of adult coloring books at scrapbookgeneration.com. And coming soon to SG from Reminisce: the Color It collection of eight 12x12 scrapbook papers specifically for coloring!

just a click away at

scrapbook

™

generation Your local scrapbook store. Virtually.


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stamps with the create team

It seems as if each new stamp release is cuter than the last. Buying one of each is so tempting! Want to make sure you get full use out of all their cuteness? Check out the pages that follow, and see how the members of the CREATE team stepped it up with stamps.

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Love the look of watercolor backgrounds but not sure how to create them? Stamp first with distress ink, then use a brush and a tiny amount of water for a colorful blend.

ONE • I used a big ampersand stamp with various colors of distress ink, stamping the design in a diagonal direction on the cardstock. TWO • Then I used a brush and a bit of water on the ink to create a watercolor effect. THREE • Next, I used a big speech bubble stamp and black ink to create a design behind my photo and paper layers. FOUR • Last, I used a few different stamps to help create my title. To do that, I used a small alpha stamp set and a bigger number stamp set.

create team • missy whidden • florida • her blog

busted!

Patterned paper: American Crafts; cardstock: Colorbok; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: American Crafts; flair: A Flair For Buttons; chipboard: American Crafts; arrow paper clip: Freckled Fawn; wood brads: American Crafts; die-cut shapes: American Crafts; thread: Coates; pen: Sharpie; ink: Ranger Archival, Tim Holtz, Ditto; mist: Heidi Swapp, Dylusions, Shimmerz; gesso: Liquitex; stamps: My Mind’s Eye, Elle’s Studio, Studio G, Michael’s, Neat & Tangled, Teresa Collins; acetate shapes: American Crafts.

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Making your own unique embellishments with stamped images can turn a layout into a standout. Stamp, blend with liquid stain, and glam up with glitter glue for sparkle and shine.

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ONE • Stamp the image (I used a pumpkin) on white cardstock. TWO • Place a tiny amount of liquid spray stain in a small container. (A little goes a long way.) Use as many colors as you wish, each in its own container. (I used bottle caps.). THREE • Wet a watercolor brush and dab in the liquid ink. Paint the stamped images using at least 2-3 colors on each, dipping the brush in water and blending as you go. Let dry. FOUR • Line images with glitter glue matching the stain. Let dry. FIVE • Cut out images. Layer with foam dots in different thicknesses for a dimensional look.

create team • diane iversen • missouri • her blog

little pumpkin

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; letter stickers: American Crafts, My Mind's Eye; chipboard: Basic Grey, Simple Stories; burlap, embroidery floss, spray stain, Ranger; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; stamps: Stampabilities; circle Dies: Sizzix; circle punches: Fiskars.

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Emphasize the topic of your layout by stamping a word design as a graphic element. Use watercolor pencils and a blender pen to highlight one of the words.

ONE • Select a smooth background sheet. TWO • Ink the stamp and repeat the stamped image, varying the center of the stamp. THREE • Adhere patterned paper strips, photos and embellishments. FOUR • Use watercolor pencils to color in one of the words. FIVE • Use a blender pen on the watercolored areas.

create team • jennie mcgarvey • indiana • her blog

routines Patterned paper: Scraptastic; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: My Mind's Eye; chipboard: Pink Paislee; brads: My Mind's Eye; flair: Scraptastic; ink: Tsukineko; stamp: Scraptastic; watercolor pencils: Stampin' Up; blender pen: Stampin' Up.

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Create a border or mat design to frame the patterned paper on a layout by stamping with a small stamp. Make a few pencil lines to guide the path, and you’re ready to start stamping.

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ONE • I used a smaller stamp, about 2 inches round, to stamp a repeating pattern as a border or mat between the patterned papers and cardstock. TWO • I marked with a pencil under the corners of the papers to have an outline to follow for the stamp. THREE • I re-inked the stamp for each image, and slightly overlapped to create the border. I didn’t worry about perfection in stamping, wanting a handmade look. FOUR • After the border was complete, I adhered the papers.

create team • colleen o’keefe • wisconsin• her blog

the hoff says Patterned paper: We Are Memory Keepers; cardstock: American Crafts; burlap paper: Die Cuts with a View; letter stickers: Freckled Fawn; wood veneer: Freckled Fawn; enamel shapes: Basic Grey, Doodlebug; stickers: Simple Stories; puffy camera: Skipping 5; ink: Lawn Fawn; stamp: Scraptastic; other: date stamp.

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Want to add some drama and interest to a layout? Stamp an image on the reverse side, cut out the image, and then back the open area with patterned paper.

ONE • I stamped the outline of a feather on the back of the white cardstock and then cut it out as one of the embellishments for my layout. TWO • I also added the patterned paper under the cut-out to make more layers of the background. THREE • I stamped both the outline and solid images of the feathers in two colors, which I’m obsessed with recently.

create team • moon lee • taiwan • her blog

this wonderful day

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; letter sticker: American Crafts, Echo Park; wood veneer: Prima; mist: Heidi Swapp; enamel dot: Fancy Pants; ink pads: Mama Elephant; gelatos: FaberCastell; stamps: Mama Elephant; diecut: Pink Paislee.

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Get triple the impact by stamping the same image in a cluster. Light, medium and dark versions of the same image can be created by simply inking the stamp once.

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ONE • I used two stamping techniques for my project: embossing resist and triple stamping. TWO • Stamp with a script stamp using Versamark ink. THREE • Emboss portions with clear embossing powder. FOUR • Ink over the top. Some areas will stay white (where embossed), other areas will be colored. FOUR • Ink a stamp, then stamp three times in a small area without re-inking. This will create a dark, medium, and light shade of the same image.

create team • heather robertson • alaska• her blog

ultimate happiness

Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye, Jillibean Soup, Glitz Designs, Daisy D’s; cardstock: Colorbok; word stickers: Heidi Swapp; stickers: Simple Stories, Cosmo Cricket, Chic Tags; ink: Tim Holtz, Versamark; stamps: Tim Holtz, Stampin’ Up.

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Make a one-of-a-kind floral embellishment by stamping on watercolor paper. Shade with watercolor crayons and then blend with a wet brush.

ONE • Attach the flower stamp to an acrylic block and dab well with archival ink. TWO • Place watercolor paper onto stamping foam before stamping the image onto the paper. THREE • Shade and color the image with watercolor crayons and blend with a wet brush. If the color is too bright, tone it down by applying a layer of gesso. FOUR • Fussy-cut around the image and then embellish the center of the flower with pearls. FIVE • Use as an embellishment on your layout.

create team • lynette jacobs • south africa • her blog

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#moments

Patterned paper: Kaisercraft; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts; pearls: Kaisercraft; flowers: Prima; brads: My Mind’s Eye; flair: Adri du Preez; enamel dots: Prima; die-cuts: Kaisercraft; rubons: Kaisercraft; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Ranger distress ink, archival; mediums: Neocolor II Crayons; stamp: Marion Smith; punch: Martha Stewart.

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Make your own stamp with magic foam, a little heat, and a metal die. Once the imprint of the die is made, stamp as you would with a ‘normal’ stamp.

ONE • Heat up a magic foam mold with a heat tool. TWO • Press a metal die into the warm foam to make an imprint. THREE • Ink, then stamp as normal on background paper. FOUR • For a second technique, use Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze as the “ink” on a rubber stamp. FIVE • Stamp on background paper with the same technique as stamping with regular inks.

create team • erin reed • texas • her blog

cherish Patterned paper: Create Paper, Paper House, Anna Griffin; stickers: Paper House, Anna Griffin; chipboard: Want2Scrap; enamel dots: Want2Scrap; ephemera: Anna Griffin; die: Craftwell; ink: Prima; pen: Tombow; mists: Tattered Angels; magic foam: Clearsnap; stamp: Hero Arts; heating tool: Marvy; adhesive: Xyron.

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Give stamps a real workout by using them to create a background, images to cut out for embellishments, and even words to use as the journaling for the layout.

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ONE • Make a background by stamping with a mesh stamp and permanent ink Stamp on the corners to make a frame for the page. TWO • Make small embellishments with themed stamps. Stamp over white cardstock with pigment ink, then heat emboss with clear embossing powder. THREE • Color the stamped images with a mix of distress inks. Cut them out. FOUR • Stamp a few words in the same way, then cut them out and arrange the “journaling” in a random way.

create team • irit shalom • israel • her blog

welcome to paradise Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; letter stickers: Prima, American Crafts; stickers: Paper House Productions; stamps: Rubber Dance; inks: Clearsnap; embossing powders: Clearsnap; paints: Ranger; mists: Tattered Angels; punch: EK Success.

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Create your own die-cut embellishments by making use of the Silhouette PixScan mat. Create a border by stamping phrases and words across the page.

ONE • For background stamping, I chose large patterns like houndstooth, herringbone, notebook paper, dictionary words, chevron stripes, burlap. I stamped the burlap onto the cardstock base, going for tone on tone. I stamped the others on cardstock squares, using ink colors that coordinated with the patterned paper. TWO • For die-cut stamping, I chose themed stamps, and stamped with the same colors on white cardstock. I placed the cardstock with the stamped images on a Silhouette PixScan mat, photographed them, and imported them into the Silhouette software. I did a trace feature and had the machine cut out the shapes. THREE • For word stamping, I stamped two words and phrases across the top of the layout. The back of the layout can be used to test spacing.

create team • penny grimsley • texas • her blog

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ready for college

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill, Neenah; stickers: Simple Stories; chipboard shapes: Simple Stories; brads: Simple Stories; die-cuts: Simple Stories; enamel dots: Simple Stories; pen: Sharpie; ink: Avery Elle, Hero Arts, Ranger stamps: Lawn Fawn, My Favorite Things, October Afternoon, Studio Calico, Hero Arts, Kaisercraft, Making Memories, My Mind’s Eye, American Crafts; punch: Fiskars; other: Silhouette, Pixscan.

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Get creative with the negative space in a stamped image. Use bleach to create a pattern that compliments the design and theme of the layout.

ONE • Stamp a “hollow” image onto colored cardstock with Versamark ink. TWO • Sprinkle embossing powder on the image and emboss with a heat tool. THREE • Dip a small paint brush in bleach and “paint” the color out of the inside of the image. Choose to bleach out all color, do an ombre effect, a pattern, or even write a word. I used a zig-zag pattern. The embossing helps keep the bleach in check.

create team • steffanie seiler • washington • her blog

ur1 cool kid Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; wood veneer: Studio Calico; stick pin: Maya Road; chipboard: Jillibean Soup, American Crafts; washi tape: Echo Park; ink: Ranger, Versamark; pen: Stabilo, Stampin' Up; mists: Heidi Swapp, Dylusions; paints: Delta Ceramcoat; embossing powder: Stampin' Up; stamps: Technique Tuesday; dies: Silhouette; punches: EK Success, Marvy Uchida; other: thread, bleach.

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Use markers. Use colored pencils. Use your imagination. Coloring books for grown-ups are all about creativity.

Find over 120 styles of adult coloring books at scrapbookgeneration.com. And coming soon to SG from Reminisce: the Color It collection of eight 12x12 scrapbook papers specifically for coloring!

just a click away at

scrapbook

™

generation Your local scrapbook store. Virtually.


anatom SEPTEMBER 2015 FREE SKETCH

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

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

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• Journaling strips: 3 x 1/4” • Striped strips: 12 x 1/4" • Banners, from left: 1-1/2 x 1-1/4”, 1 x 1”, 1-1/2 x 1-1/2”, 3/4 x 1-1/4”

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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 “Fall” bundle

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

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sketch

support by allison davis

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

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ALLISON DAVIS for

scrapbook generation

At first glance, the three layouts below have nothing in common. But look closer, and you’ll discover they have everything in common.

Allison Davis is ready to take you on a tour of her creative process, using the free sketch she designed for this issue. You’ll learn how she switches up backgrounds, changes photo size and orientation, flips the sketch, and even transforms a one-page sketch into a two-page layout.

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Allison Davis has written articles for Creating Keepsakes, been a CK Dream Team member, Hall of Fame member, Scrapbooker of the Year finalist. She created the Sketch Support website, and has been an instructor at CK conventions and at My Creative Classroom. She has authored 14 best-selling sketch books for Scrapbook Generation. She is a past member of the Fancy Pants design team and designed sketches for BasicGrey. Allison is a member of the Simple Stories “Life Documented” design team, creating monthly sketches for them. { ALLISON’S BLOG }

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the first day Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; letter stickers: Simple Stories; foam letter stickers: American Crafts; sickers: Echo Park Paper, Simple Stories; chipboard apple: Simple Stories; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: American Typewriter.

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I flipped the sketch from left to right to accommodate the direction of my photo. I wanted the empty space in the photo to be facing towards the middle of the page so I could overlap my journaling strips and smaller photos in that area without running them off the page.

I changed up the size of the photos by using a 4x6 photo in place of the two 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 photos on the sketch. Because the sketch has so much empty, white space above the photos I really didn’t have to make any adjustment to include a large photo. I also added a few smaller, 2x2 photos to my layout.

I added a few more strips to the background. Since I was using a photo with more height, it allowed for more strips in that space. I also used a variety of sizes of strips that differ from the sketch. I loved the idea of using the rulers for the strips and cut them according to their size on the patterned paper piece I got them from.

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CHANGE #4 I added a really large background. I thought the cork paper would be a fun paper to add to my school themed layout but didn’t want it to be the only background. I was afraid that the pictures and patterned papers would get lost on it so I added the large cream-colored background.

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me & my dad Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; stickers: Simple Stories; photo overlay: Simple Stories; enamel dots: Simple Stories; heart punches: Recollections; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: Century Gothic.

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CHANGE #1 I created a photo block on the right page to make this a twopage layout. I kept the design of the sketch on the left page and then created my own photo block design on the right page. This is always an easy way to convert a one-page sketch into a two-page layout. The possibilities are endless for the right page! I used a combination of cards and elements from Simple Stories with my photos and covered the whole right page.


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On the left page I took the sketch design and flipped it from a horizontal design to a vertical design. I still used the same general design and the photos are the same size. I flipped it to accommodate my horizontal photos.

I added more strips to the background. I loved the bright colors in this collection from Simple Stories and thought they would be a fun compliment to the darker browns in my photos so I wanted to add as much color as I could. Adding those strips was an easy way to accomplish that!

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cool in the pool Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Simple Stories; letter stickers: Simple Stories; chipboard frames: Simple Stories; washi tape: Simple Stories; brads: Simple Stories; enamel dots: Simple Stories; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: Century Gothic.

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I stretched the design of the sketch to create a two-page sketch from the one-page layout. This is another great way to extend a one-page sketch into a two-page layout! I repeated the photos across the page and kept the design generally the same.

I used larger photos than suggested on the sketch. I liked the idea of smaller photos on a one-page layout, but felt that they needed to be a little larger on a two-page sketch. There is so much white space on the sketch that using larger photos was an easy plan without having to make any major adjustments to the sketch.


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I copied the same strips design on the left page and repeated it on the upper right side of the layout. There was so much space available that I thought this would be a great way to add in some more patterns and colors.

I added a few smaller supporting photos. As with the other layouts, there is so much extra available space that there was plenty of room for adding in some extra photos. I love using 2x2 photos for those small, closer up, detailed photos!

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BoyPAGE Crazy KIT CLUB • exclusive monthly club designed by Allison Davis

• patterned papers, cardstock, and embellishments to make two double-page boy-themed layouts

• includes two sketches and color photo

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While the grid of squares on this sketch is...well, square, the elements layered on top provide movement and interest. We challenged the SG CREATE team to make a layout with the doublepage sketch I designed for this issue, and the results are incredible!

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I always think it’s fate when a paper collection so perfectly matches a special event. My daughter Stacey’s 40th birthday party had black and gold decorations, was held in a more-or-less black room, and most of us were wearing black. Along comes a black and gold party-themed collection by KaiserCraft, and it was love at first sight! This sketch was perfect to combine two separate aspects of the party -- our silly ‘photo booth’ pictures, and the birthday girl and her party decorations.”


debbie sanders MANSFIELD, MISSOURI

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2015

Patterned paper: KaiserCraft; cardstock: Carta Bella; word sticker: American Crafts; word banners: KaiserCraft; word strip stickers: Bella Blvd; glitter stars: Lil’ Davis; die-cuts: KaiserCraft; star die: Memory Box.

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I absolutely adored working with this sketch...it was perfect for photos taken in a botanical garden. I loved the flow of the stitching across the two pages, and it became the trail of the butterflies.�


lynette jacobs 2015

Patterned paper: KaiserCraft; cardstock: American Craft; letter stickers: Pink Paislee; butterflies: Pink Paislee; flowers: Petaloo; page pebbles: Pink Paislee; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Ranger Distress Ink.

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kirstenbosch gardens

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I am funny when it comes to sketches: I either stick to them to a T or I use them as a jumping off point and go WAY off course. This one, I stayed fairly true to with the exception of one less picture. I used that picture spot for my journaling instead, thus enabling me to omit the journaling strips.�


Patterned paper, stickers, frames, brads: Simple Stories; cardstock: Core'dinations; date stamp: October Afternoon; die-cut: Heidi Swapp; other: Silhouette Cameo.

suzanna lee GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA

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This fabulous two-page sketch was a great way to capture most of my recent week-long vacation in Japan! Since you can choose how to use the squares -- pictures or patterned paper -- I chose to put in more pictures since I had so many from my trip. I love having that creative flexibility!�


All digital supplies. Papers and elements: Reginafalango; journaling strips: Denise Storck.

denise storck ARLINGTON,, VIRGINIA

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incredible tokyo


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I loved working with this sketch. Although I am not a scrapper that uses loads of photos on a layout, this one worked really well. I kept to most of the original sketch, but changed out the flags for a large embossed letter, changed the sewing a bit and added some circle elements. I don’t like overlapping photos onto each other so kept mine simple and grouped close together but not overlapping. This is a lovely and versatile sketch.�


jowilna nolte HARTBEESPOORT, SOUTH AFRICA

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2015

Patterned paper: Kaisercraft, Lady Pattern Paper, Prima, Simple Stories; cardstock: Antalis, American Crafts; stickers: American Crafts; grungeboard: Tim Holtz; ink: Tsukineko; punches: Trimasters; other: diamante, thread, buttons.

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I loved this sketch the instant I saw it. I went straight for my 6x6 paper pads and started playing with color and patterns. I followed the sketch quite closely while I focused on balance and accentuating the photos.�


noey hunt WOODINVILLE, WASHINGTON

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2015

Patterned paper: Bella Blvd, My Mind's Eye, Making Memories, We R Memory Keepers, Recollections, SEI; cardstock: Bazzill, Core'dinations; letter Stickers: American Crafts, Studio 112; stickers: My Mind's Eye; buttons: American Crafts; flowers: Making Memories, Prima.

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Another great sketch by the ladies of SG! I loved the sketch the minute I laid eyes on it. I kept it simple. Normally I do a lot more embellishing, but I really wanted the beautiful photos of the ship and sky to be the stand out.�


nikki sivils ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

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2015

Patterned paper: American Crafts; cardstock: American Crafts; chipboard letters: Jillibean Soup; stickers: Pink Paislee, Simple Stories; buttons, flair pin: My Mind’s Eye.

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fall cruise


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CLEVELAND, OHIO

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juliana michaels

I was inspired to create a single-page layout with this sketch. I really loved the bottom righthand side of the design and changed up the sketch by enlarging this part of the sketch to be my full layout. Another change that I made was to enlarge one of the photos just slightly to help it stand out more from the other two photos.”

fun times

Patterned paper: Pebbles; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; stickers: Pebbles; enamel dots: Pebbles; chipboard letters: American Crafts; adhesive: ThermOWeb.


love these moments

ruth bonser SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

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2015

I love the way SG sketches always include lots of options for photos and product without feeling crowded. I was feeling like a bit of watercolouring so I swapped out the patterned papers for squares of different coloured paint. I used a punch to create a square template and then drew around it with a waterproof pen (Copic multiliner). I purposely made the squares a little bit haphazard as I like the casual feeling that gives the story. I also had only three portrait photos of our canoeing so I changed the sketch to be one page and cut the photos down to 4x4 to fit them across the top third of the page. I love the result, with the bits of story mixed in with my squares down the bottom and lots and lots of colour.”

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Patterned paper: American Crafts; cardstock: American Crafts; chipboard: Simple Stories; wood buttons: American Crafts; flag and epoxy Stickers: American Crafts; acetate die-cut: Studio Calico; washi tape: Simple Stories; paints: Watercolours by Angora.


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I always really love the double-layout sketches, and this issue was no exception. Right away, I thought about flipping the sketch and putting the pictures at the bottom, and I knew I wanted to remember one of the boys’ recent birthdays. Since my other layout was about Andrew, I of course needed to document Philip on this one. It was a bit of a challenge to carry off the birthday theme for a 21-year-old man, but he is still my little boy, and I went with the bright colors that I pulled out of the photos. Because I went with vertical photos, I had to reduce the size of the paper squares at the top, and I chose to just center them across the width of the page. I liked the simple vellum star punch to tone down some of the paper, and to evoke a little celebratory mood. Because the papers were so vibrant, I kept the embellishments to a minimum, and went for a simple black title to help ground all of the color. I really love how it turned out. Simple, full of color, and happy, just like our celebration of his big day, and just like his style, too.”


penny grimsley MCKINNEY, TEXAS

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2015

Patterned Paper: Carta Bella, Jillibean Soup, We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: Bazzill; vellum: My Favorite Things; letter stickers: My Minds Eye; stickers: Simple Stories; chipboard: Cosmo Cricket; washi tape: My Minds Eye; enamel dots: Simple Stories; pen: Sharpie; punches: Marvy Uchida, Stampin’ Up.

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I loved using this sketch for our mini vacation. I had taken so many pictures of that day at the dino park, that doing a multi-picture double layout was perfect to get them all in. I even created extra picture slots across the top by turning them into 3x4 size instead of 4x6, and I got four extra pictures! I stuck with simple patterns or solid colors so the layout did not look too busy.�


erin reed PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS

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2015

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Canvas Home Basics; stickers: Paper House; brads: My Mind’s Eye; ribbon: My Mind’s Eye; ink: Prima; punch: EK Success; adhesive: Xyron.

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family vacation


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irit shalom REHOVOT, ISRAEL

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2015

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“As a single page scrapper, I used just one side of the sketch to make my layout. This half sketch is just perfect for scrapping five different photos from the same ‘photo frame’ session. I used two large photos and trimmed three smaller to fit the sketch that I loved a lot. The only embellishments added were a whole package of 3D stickers that made the title and all things around the page. One small pearls swirl was added on the corner. I made my granddaughter’s name with candle stickers: Neta and added hand written journaling over the patterned paper.”

little princess

Patterned paper: Paper House Productison; stickers: Paper House Productions; pearls: Flourish with a Bling; ink: Clearsnap; punch: Martha Stewart.


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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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I always love color challenges and I just found these photos are perfect to scrap. Also, it's so much fun to search some old items of these colors, just like treasure hunting!”

picture perfect

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Patterned paper: Teresa Collins, Basic Grey, October Afternoon, Crate Paper; stickers: October Afternoon, Echo Park Paper; others: threads.

moon lee KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN

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The color combination was the perfect fall combo, but for someone living in Florida it had me scratching my head! I did find a picture from a visit to Pennsylvania that was perfect, and I went to town with the outdoorsy green, orange, and yellow paired with some Simple Stories Sn@p! cards. I was missing a brown for my page to add a little pop, but overall this is a handy color combo.”

our great adventure

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Patterned paper: Simple Stories; letter stickers: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; die-cuts: Simple Stories; journaling cards: Simple Stories; chipboard: Simple Stories; pen: Sharpie.

wendy antenucci PALM BAY, FLORIDA

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I loved the color combination for this issue. But in spite of loving the color combination it took me a while to get going on this layout, until I thought about it literally. I found the perfect photo combined with the perfect stamp and that’s all it took to be totally inspired. The rest of this layout fell into place really easily. I love the simplicity of the layout, the layered effects of the stamped leaves, and the coloring.”

beautiful

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Cardstock: Antalis, American Crafts; stamp: PSX, 7Gypsies; ink; Tsukineko Versafine, Ranger distress ink; stencil: Celebr8; embellishments: Kaisercraft; other: Diamante, sequins.

jowilna nolte HARTBEESPOORT, SOUTH AFRICA

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Autumn colors are always inspiring to me and I have a lot of photos that go so well with them. I especially love the browns and golds.”

the road not taken

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Patterned paper: Bo Bunny, My Mind’s Eye, Crate Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; frame: Simple Stories; tags: Pink Paislee, Bella Blvd, Heidi Swapp; wood leaves: Creative Embellishment; phrase sticker: Authentique; ink: Ranger; mists: Prima, Maya Road; tag die: Sizzix.

heather robertson ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

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As soon as I saw this color combination, I thought about my favorite season...fall. I thought of the colors and smells and pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkins and Thanksgiving! It was such an easy combination for me to work with because it represents so many of my favorite things. I knew this challenge gave me the perfect chance to finally break into the Simple Stories Sweater Weather collection and scrap a picture from one of favorite fall traditions...a visit to our local pumpkin farm with our dogs!”

autumn...our story

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Patterned paper: Simple Stories, American Crafts; cardstock: Recollections; alpha stickers: Simple Stories; word sticker: American Crafts; die-cuts: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; washi tape: Freckled Fawn; wood veneer: Scraptastic; cork pins: Little Yellow Bicycle; enamel dots: Basic Grey, Freckled Fawn, My Minds Eye; brads: Simple Stories; flair: Freckled Fawn.

colleen o’keefe RACINE, WISCONSIN

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I really enjoyed this color challenge. I thought the colors worked well with a lot of different pictures and paper combinations that I had available. For me, the hardest part was trying to narrow down my options for these colors.”

love you to the moon and back

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Patterned paper: American Crafts, Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Crate Paper; chipboard: Sassafras Lass; cards: Crate Paper, October Afternoon; ephemera: Jillibean Soup.

christy arthur BATTLEFIELD, MISSOURI

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Fall is definitely one of my favorite times of the year so I loved working with these colors. The Simple Stories Pumpkin Spice collection lent itself perfectly to the hues in these swatches.”

...crisp in the fall

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Patterned paper: Simple Stories; chipboard frames: Simple Stories; brads: Simple Stories; enamel dots: Simple Stories; chipboard stickers: Simple Stories; adhesive: Therm O Web.

rebecca keppel GILBERT, ARIZONA

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This was such a perfect color palette for fall that I knew right away that this would be an enjoyable challenge. I picked a couple of favorite photos from a beautiful fall day at the park last year. They matched the colors so perfectly, and it helped the layout come together quickly.”

leaves abound from all around

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Patterned paper: Carta Bella, Imaginisce; stickers: Carta Bella; die-cuts: Imaginisce, Pebbles; brads: Tim Holtz; enamel dots: Pebbles, My Mind's Eye; twine: My Mind's Eye; glitter glue: Ranger; ink: Ranger; die cut machine: Cricut.

lindsey amschler SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

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Mention the word “interview,” and the first image may be something stuffy and formal. But using an interview format in scrapbook journaling can be anything but. Why not pick a favorite subject, compose a few questions, and ask away? It’s authentic journaling at its best.

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

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using an interview format of questions and answers can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

This was the perfect way to document my niece’s16th birthday. It's unique from other years and gives a glimpse of what her life is like at this moment along with goals for the future. Sixteen questions on her 16th birthday...perfect way to document this milestone age.”


SIXTEEN @ 16 Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock, American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts, Jillibean Soup; stickers: Simple Stories, October Afternoon; brads, My Mind's Eye; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; dies: Lawn Fawn; marker: Wink of Stella.


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

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using an interview format of questions and answers can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

This style of journaling worked well with the photo of my husband's friend. They had a very interesting fishing trip and I was able to ‘interview’ him about it to bring out the fun facts.”


A FISHY TALE Patterned paper: Studio Calico, Crate Paper, Glitz Design, Fancy Pants, Pink Paislee; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts, My Mind's Eye; stickers: Heidi Swapp; speech bubbles, chipboard shapes: Evalicious; wood veneer: Studio Calico; tag: Pink Paislee; paper clip: Evalicious; journaling card: Simple Stories.


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

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using an interview format of questions and answers can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.


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Journaling using an interview was a different but effective method. As I prefer to use hidden journaling in my layouts, I created a booklet which included more images and the journaling about this amazing adventure. It also allowed me to include more information than if I had just added words, phrases and sentences to my layout.�

LIFE IS AN AMAZING ADVENTURE Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock: Bazzill; glitter paper: American Crafts; letter stickers: Tim Holtz Idea-ology; flowers: Prima; chipboard: Celebr8; jewels: BoBunny; die: Tim Holtz Sizzix; other: cotton lace, button, photo corners.


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

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using an interview format of questions and answers can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

This a fun change of pace for me. I was stuck at first, but using this made scrapping this adorable picture much easier. I didn’t need to come up with a ‘reason’ to scrap it. It simply fit the situation. I will probably do this same list now for every birthday my son has.”


IN HIS WORDS Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock; Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Echo Park Paper; ink: Prima; pen: Sakura: other: enamel dots.


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

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using an interview format of questions and answers can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

Long journaling is not my forte! I took the approach of asking just ‘favorite’ type questions and just making short notes on the tags that coordinated with the paper collection I used. Great way to use up tags and to get that journaling down.”


6 FAVS Patterned paper: Fancy Pants: tags: Fancy Pants; diecuts: Fancy Pants; buttons: Fancy Pants; twine: Maya Road: cut file: The Cut Shoppe; adhesive: ThermOWeb.


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

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using an interview format of questions and answers can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.


This was the first time that I used an interview as my journaling, but it definitely won't be the last time. The whole process was fun, quick and easily incorporated into the sketch design.”

THAT’S WHAT HE SAID Patterned Paper:Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Simple Stories; wood veneer: Freckled Fawn; enamel dots: Simple Stories; ink: Ranger; punches: Fiskars, EK Success; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.


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

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using an interview format of questions and answers can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

Including journaling on my layout has been especially difficult for me because I don’t usually write anything except the title. But this little conversation with my daughter was perfect for the occasion. It's too scary, right?”


ARE YOU SCARED? Patterned paper: BasicGrey; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; ink: Watercolors, Ranger; paints: Dylusions; stamps: Echo Park Paper, KaiserCraft; dies: Sizzix; stencil: Prima.


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

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using an interview format of questions and answers can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I really love this patterned paper with all the text balloons. As soon as I saw it I knew it was what I was looking for. It’s perfect to include all the answers I asked my 18-year-old daughter.”


THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID Patterned paper: American Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Pretty Little Studio, My Little Shoebox; accent and phrase stickers: American Crafts; puffy stickers: Me & My BIG Ideas, Evalicious; die-cut cardstock shapes: American Crafts; chipboard accents: American Crafts; stitched vellum pockets: American Crafts; wood veneer: Freckled Fawn, Scraptastic; stamping ink: Ranger; pen: K & Company; stamps: American Crafts, Trodat.


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

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using an interview format of questions and answers can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I picked out a picture of each of my kids from the same event (them holding birds at a local zoo) and asked them their favorite part about the birds. I then included this mini interview next to each of their pictures with their age, written exactly as they told it to me. It Is fun to see their perspective on the day, and on years to come they can see what they said about that day too.”


HAPPY AS A LARK Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: Canvas Home Basics, Bazzill; stickers: Paper House; chipboard: Want2scrap; ink: Prima; pen: Tombow; mists: Tattered Angels; adhesive: Xyron.


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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 christy arthur

Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket, Studio Calico; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: October Afternoon; pen: Faber-Castell.

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erin

Patterned paper: Kaisercraf Brands; stickers: Paper Hou Kaisercraft; ink: Prima; pen Angels; punches: Marvy; ad


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ft; cardstock: Canvas Home use; wood: Kaisercraft; pearls: : Tombow; mists: Tattered dhesive: Xyron.

heather robertson

Cardstock: Bazzill, Die Cuts with a View; letter stickers: Cosmo Cricket; chipboard: K & Company; dies: Spellbinders; punch: EK Success; embossing folder: Lifestyle Crafts.

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Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup, Tim Holtz; cardstock: American Crafts; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; sequins: Art Minds, Paper Studio, Darice; ink: Ranger; pen: Wink of Stella, Faber-Castell; dies: Memory Box, My Favorite Things.

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rebecca

Patterned paper: Simple Sto cuts: Simple Stories; circle d folder: We R Memory Keep


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ories; cardstock: Neenah; diedie:Lawn Fawn; embossing ers; adhesive: ThermOWeb.

irit shalom

Cardstock: American Crafts; die-cuts: Paper House Productions; rub-ons: Paper House Productions; rhinestones: paper Studio; paint: Faber-Castell; dies: Cherry Lynn Designs, Spellbinders.

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c r e a t e team & cards jowilna nolte

Patterned paper: Authentique, Lady Pattern Paper; cardstock: Antalis; hearts: Tum Holtz; inks: Tsukineko; die-cut: Silhouette; other: thread.

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colleen o’keefe

Patterned paper: My Minds Eye, Gossamer Blue; glitter paper: American Crafts; enamel hearts: Freckled Fawn; puffy hearts: 7 Paper; sequins: Teresa Collins; ink: Ranger; stamp: Unity Stamp Company.

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c r e a t e team & cards steffanie seiler

Stickers: American Crafts; sequins: Queen & Co; wood veneer: Studio Calico; washi tape: Lawn Fawn; twine: Doodlebug; ink: Stampin' Up; other: cardstock, bling, wood veneer.

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wendy antenucci

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; wood veneer: Simple Stories; enamel dots: Simple Stories; die-cuts: Simple Stories; chipboard: Simple Stories; brads: Simple Stories; other: doily.

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

Patterned paper: American Crafts; puffy stickers: American Crafts, Sticko; cork circle: Little Yellow Bicycle; die-cut: October Afternoon; jute: Recollections; tag base: Pretty Little Studio.

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christy arthur

Patterned paper: October Afternoon, Scenic Route; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: October Afternoon, Tim Holtz; other: twine.


irit shalom

Cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Paper House Productions; die-cuts: Paper House Productions; rubons: Paper House Productions; rhinestones: Paper Studio; paint: Faber-Castell; dies: Cherry Lynn Designs, Spellbinders; other: ribbon, metal clips.

heather robertson

Patterned paper: Bella Blvd, Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill, Die Cuts with a View; letter stickers: Making Memories; tag: Bella Blvd; rub-ons: Royal and Langnickel; flair: K & Company; twine: Doodlebug; embossing folder: Spellbinders; other: washi tape.

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c r e a t e team & tags jowilna nolte

Patterned paper: Antalis, Lady Patterned Paper; cardstock: Antalis; embellishments: Kaisercraft; ink: Tsukineko; punch: Creative Memories; other: doily, diamante, thread.

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rebecca keppel

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; chipboard frames, tag: Simple Stories; ink: Ranger; white pen: Signo Uniball; other: tulle.

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c r e a t e team & tags lindsey amschler

Supplies: patterned paper: Carta Bella; tag: Ranger; enamel dots: Pebbles, My Mind's Eye; ribbon: Hug Snug; ink: Ranger; pens: Zig Clean Color, Uniball; paint: Ranger; stamps: Lawn Fawn; die: We R Memory Keepers.

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wendy antenucci

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; wood veneer: Simple Stories; chipboard: Simple Stories; washi tape: Simple Stories; other: doily.

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Patterned paper: Canvas Home Brands; cardstock: Canvas Home Brands; stickers: Paper House; cardboard: Canvas Home Brands; ribbon, burlap: Canvas Home Brands; ink: Prima; mist: Tattered Angels; pen: Copic; adhesive: Xyron.

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Two companies. One goal. Make scrapbooking quick, easy, and creative.

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.

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

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embrace

options with the create team

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

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Cardstock: Canvas Home Brands; paper: Canvas Home Brands; jute: Canvas Home Brands; paint: Tattered Angels; adhesive: Xyron; other: aluminum cans.

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CARD SKETCH

erin reed

PLANT POTS

texas {her blog}

“I used the backdrop of the circle and the title from the card sketch to add to my painted can to act as the label for the potted plant.”

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CARD SKETCH

lynette jacobs

south africa {her blog}

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SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT

“I used the card sketch as inspiration to make the layout. The circle in particular caught my fancy and I wanted a chipboard circle to frame my photo.”

Patterned papers: Prima; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts, Making Memories; chipboard: Blue Fern Studios; flowers: Prima; brads: Prima; flair: Prima; die-cuts: Memory Box; ink: Ranger Archival, Donna Salazar, Ranger Distress Ink; mists: Prima; paints: U Kraft, Gesso; stencil: Crafters Workshop, Studio 490; texture paste, stamps: Prima, Scrapbook Studio.


Patterned paper: Crate Paper; letter stickers: American Crafts; die-cut cardstock shapes: Crate Paper; chipboard accents: Crate Paper; standouts: Crate Paper; frame: Crate Paper; pen: K & Company; notebook: Hema.

TAG SKETCH

monique liedtke

the netherlands {her blog}

NOTEBOOK COVER

“For my project I used the tag sketch to create the cover of a notebook. I love buying ‘bare’ notebooks and dressing them up with product I love. In this case I chose the Poolside collection from Crate Paper. Looking at this collection makes me feel so happy, so the choice was easy. This collection comes with a wide variety of die-cuts, stickers, frames and chipboards making decorating very easy.”

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SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT CARD SKETCH

glenda viljoen

south africa {her blog}

“This card sketch was perfect to use to create a scrapbook layout. I interpreted the circles as a world globe and this became my starting point. Adding words, phrases and embellishments complimented the travel theme. The sketch enabled a simple and creative way to create to a layout.�

Patterned paper: Celebr8; cardstock: American Crafts; chipboard: Celebr8; brads: Graphic 45; die-cuts: Celebr8; embossing powder: Ranger; stamp: Celebr8; ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Ranger Archival Ink; lace trim: Prima Marketing; other: ribbon, twine, epoxy beads.


Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye; cardstock, American Crafts; die-cuts: My Mind's Eye.

CARD SKETCH

tasha key

arkansas {her blog}

FRAMED HOLIDAY DECOR “As soon as I saw the card sketch it reminded me of something that would work well for Halloween decor. It would work well with a moon shape or a frame like I chose to go with for this particular project. Die-cut packs were the perfect go-to for a quick and relatively easy home decor piece. I did chose to swap out the large banner shape with a punched rectangle to give it a little more of a Halloween look.�

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CARD SKETCH

heather robertson alaska {her blog}

WALL HANGING

“I loved the card sketch and immediately thought of creating a home decor project using an embroidery ring with burlap and attaching fall decorations. The leaves take the place of the hearts.�

Cardstock: Die Cuts with a View; letter stickers: Pebbles; flowers: Prima, Maya Road, Recollections, Kaisercraft; phrase tag: Authentique; bling: Prima; chipboard: Dusty Attic; wood veneer: Heidi Swapp, Creative Embellishments; sequins: Doodlebug sequins; mists: Prima, Tattered Angels; mediums: Gelatos; other: embroidery hoop, burlap.


Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Paper House Productions; rubons: Paper House Productions; rhinestones: Paper Studio; other: ribbon.

TAG SKETCH

irit shalom

israel {her blog}

GIFT CARD HOLDER

“The tall tag sketch is just perfect to make a tall gift card holder with a ribbon to close the sides. I made it in vintage colors and this ‘you are amazing’ title and added all possible rhinestones to those metal and silver colors.”

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CARD SKETCH

moon lee

taiwan {her blog}

SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT “Since I have a few patterned papers with big circles, I decided to give the sketch a try. I did some sewing to emphasize the photos at the center, and I do love how it ended up.� Patterned paper: Crate Paper; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: October Afternoon, Echo Park; enamel dots: Fancy Pants; embroidery floss: DMC.


Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; die-cuts: Paper House; ink: Prima; paint: Tattered Angels; frame: Deflecto; adhesive: Xyron.

TAG SKETCH

erin reed

texas {her blog}

PHOTO FRAME “I used the stars and layers as the main inspiration for this decorated frame. I also loved that the tag and the frame are both rectangle shapes, which made it easier to translate from one to the other.�

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CARD SKETCH

estrella barba

spain {her blog}

SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT “I love the card sketch for this issue, the circles always look good. One circle is the photograph itself, the other I have created with lots of texture and watercolors, and I've framed with flowers.�

Cardstock: American Crafts; flowers: Prima; watercolors, texture paste: Prima; stencil: Tim Holtz; stamps:Prima; dies: Sizzix; other: metal flowers.


Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; stickers: Paper House Productions; bling, flowers: Flourish with a Bling; other: canvas.

CARD SKETCH

irit shalom

israel {her blog}

ALTERED CANVAS “I used this card sketch to make my collaged altered canvas in this French mood. Although it does not look like a card sketch, it is the exact sketch I followed to make my project. I used the hand-cut paper windo as the focal shape and added the title inside the window.�

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CARD SKETCH

katrina hunt

missouri {her blog}

WOOD PLAQUE “I used the card sketch and switched the circle to a pumpkin. Such a versatile sketch for any holiday altered project. I added some fun foil accents to the pumpkin layers for a upscale look instead of a folksy look.�

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; corrugated tag: Maya Road; wood button: Maya Road; leaves: Simple Stories; twine: May Arts; ribbon: Maya Road; decofoil: ThermOWeb; cut file: 17Turtles; wooden pallet block: Jillibean Soup; adhesive: ThermOWeb.


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CARD SKETCH

HOME DECOR “I simply rotated the sketch to the left and got busy using some fun, fall colors and embellishments. I love that the scripture (or quote) can easily be replaced with a favorite fall photo.�

julie mowen

alabama {her blog}

Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Bella Blvd; chipboard shapes: Bella Blvd; enamel dots:Echo Park; bling: Studio 18; embroidery floss: We R Memory Keepers; ink: Ranger; mist: Heidi Swapp; paint: Plaid; Mod Podge: Plaid; diecuts: Silhouette; heart frame: Art Minds; font: Traveling Typewriter.

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CARD SKETCH

stacia brandt

pennsylvania {her blog}

SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT “I find that it is a lot of fun to alter all of the sketches I use just a bit. This time, I took a sketch meant for one purpose and used it for another, posing a slightly greater challenge for myself. I rarely use circles on my layouts, especially in the form of photos, so I tried it and the resulting layout turned out perfect for the fun photos.�

Patterned paper: Doodlebug; cardstock: Doodlebug; letter stickers: Doodlebug; stickers: Doodlebug; enamel dots: Doodlebug; pen: Sakura; dies: Echo Park, Lawn Fawn.


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revel in the

colors ................

with the create team

Autumn. It’s the season that makes our favorites list, for sure. Falling leaves. Pumpkin everything. Cute trick-ortreaters with bags full of candy. We challenged the SG CREATE team to share how they document the colors and activities of the fall season.

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fall into autumn Patterned papers: Kaisercraft, Simple Stories, Paper House; cardstock: Core'dinations; stickers: Simple Stories, Authentique; metal: Tim Holtz; wood: Maya Road; lace sticker: Prima; flowers: Petaloo, Prima; twine: Canvas Home Brands; ink: Prima; paint/Medium: Plaid, Tattered Angels; stencil: The Crafters Workshop; adhesive: Xyron.

CREATE TEAM

“I love to take my kids to a pumpkin patch and get pictures of them around pumpkins, holding pumpkins, kissing pumpkins. Really, I just want pictures of the pumpkins...the kids are second. Just kidding! What could be more fall than a pumpkin patch.�

erin reed PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“I do miss everything in Kyoto last autumn, especially those beautiful maple trees. What I tried to do is add some oriental elements to match the photo, such as the embossed patterned paper, golden flourish, and my handwriting in Chinese.�

fall in love moon lee KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN

Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye, Crate Paper; letter sticker: American Crafts; mist: Irresistible texture spray; ink pads: Versafine; stamps: Heidi Swapp; diecut: Me & My Big Ideas; others: threads.

{ HER BLOG }

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“Fall reminds me of leaves and we had a ton at our new home this past year. I gathered up my favorite leaf photos for this challenge. I stuck with classic fall colors: greens, oranges, browns, and a splash of sky blue.”

oh, the leaves Patterned papers: SEI, We R Memory Keepers, Heidi Grace, Bella Blvd; letter stickers: BasicGrey, Authentique; journaling block: Little Yellow Bicycle; ribbon: BasicGrey; dies: Cricut Chalkboard Font; other: dimensional stickers.

noey hunt WOODINVILLE, WASHINGTON

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“For me, fall is about the golden glow as day turns to dusk. This layout is all about that. What better way to create a fall ‘feeling’ layout than using fall themed papers and colors?”

golden glow suzanne lee

Patterned paper: Carta Bella; stickers: Carta Bella; letter stickers: Studio Calico; die-cuts: Teresa Collins Designs, October Afternoon; sequins: Lawn Fawn; twine: The Twinery; ink: distress ink by Ranger.

GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA

{ HER BLOG }

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fall into autumn Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; stickers: Paper House Productions; leaves: Flourish with a Bling.

CREATE TEAM

"Living in Israel makes a real fall to be something you can see only out of the country. We actually have only summer and then a very hot summer. So I try to catch fall photos whenever it's possible and this is a mix of them on this page without being sure where exactly I took them (Europe, 2014 is for sure). I worked with themed patterned paper and just one single package of fall-themed stickers and made my own sketch for all four photos.�

irit shalom REHOVOT, ISRAEL

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“I usually only use two or three photos on a layout but I found that for this page, I couldn't choose just two, so I added wallet-size photos and I even trimmed down two of the wallets into 2-1/2 inch squares. I ended up using a bunch of my scrap paper to create layers and I watercolored some mini white doilies to match.�

diane iversen MT. VERNON, MISSOURI

{ HER BLOG }

carving pumpkins Patterned paper: Simple Stories, Authentique, Lawn Fawn, October Afternoon, My Mind's Eye; letter stickers: Making Memories, My Little Shoebox; flowers: Prima; doilies: Doodlebug; chipboard: My Mind's Eye; spray ink: Ranger; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; other: ribbon, trim, embroidery floss, cardstock.

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toil & trouble Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Echo Park Paper, Jolee's Boutique; plastic words and shapes: Tim Holtz; gems: BoBunny; ink: Ranger Distress Ink; adhesives: Therm O Web.

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“Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. I selected a photo of my husband and I dressed up for a Halloween party that we held a couple of years ago. To help capture the memories of the party and to better compliment the photo, I choose themed papers and embellishments with more of an adult Halloween feel.�

juliana michaels CLEVELAND, OHIO

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“I love Halloween, one of my favorite holiday's, so I take lots of photos of all my nephews and nieces. This photo of Max with his finger in his nose and dressed as a stink bug is perfect for a Halloween layout and I think we can all agree he is too cute to spook.”

too cute to spook nikki sivils

Patterned paper: Bella Blvd, Doodlebug; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Bella Blvd, Doodlebug; chipboard: Bella Blvd, Doodlebug.

ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

{ HER BLOG }

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halloween cutie

All digital supplies. Papers and elements: Emily Abramson; pumpkin element: Echo Park Paper.

CREATE TEAM

“Now that my kids are older, they don't go trick or treating anymore. So I decided to use a favorite old photo from a Halloween past that I had never gotten around to scrapping. I like using just one photo on a page because the whole look and feel of the page is determined by the colors in the photo and the subject's expression.�

denise storck ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“I took my kids dressed up in their Halloween shirts to take some pictures of a pumpkin patch. Nothing says pumpkins like Halloween, or grumpy faces.”

fall fun erin reed

Patterned Papers: Echo Park Paper, My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Reminisce; stickers: Paper House; overlay: Pebbles; chipboard: Blue Fern Studios; ink: Prima; mist: Tattered Angels pen: Faber-Castell; adhesive: Xyron.

PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS

{ HER BLOG }

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ten thirty-one Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Bella Blvd, Jillibean Soup; stickers: Bella Blvd; chipboard: Bella Blvd; color mist: Studio Calico; pen: K & Company; transparency overlay: Bella Blvd.

CREATE TEAM

“One of the reasons my daughter wanted to go to the U.S. for a year, was to ‘really’ experience Halloween for once. In The Netherlands Halloween isn’t nearly as much fun as in the U.S. For one, we had never ever heard of the activity called ‘Trunk or Treat’ which was held at my daughter’s school. What a wonderful celebration this was! The Halloween collections from Bella Blvd are among my very favorite collections and I’m so very happy to have been able to use one of them.”

monique liedtke DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“Halloween isn’t just for kids anymore! We were game to trick or treat with all the other adults at the Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Wearing the simplest of costumes, we headed out in the dark and had so much fun, even standing in line waiting to meet Jack Skellington and Sally. We were amazed at the extravagance of so many costumes and we were blown away by the remake of the Haunted Mansion into the Haunted Holiday Mansion, aka the Nightmare Before Christmas. It is fun to look at this layout and remember the night where haunting was happy…and magical.”

penny grimsley haunted MCKINNEY, TEXAS { HER BLOG }

Patterned paper: Carta Bella; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Simple Stories; brads: My Minds Eye, October Afternoon; enamel dots: Doodlebug, Simple Stories; rosette: Girls Paperie; journaling die-cut: October Afternoon; pen: Sharpie; font: Creepsville; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

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“These are some of my favorite photos of my boys in their Halloween costumes. I'm so happy to be finally getting them scrapped. I knew that I wanted to include a lot of photos so I played around with size and placement until I found something I liked, then worked around that. This collection from Bella Blvd fit the mood I wanted to convey...spooky but cute. I absolutely had to leave room for this cute mummy that I knew I had in my Silhouette library. I also found these zombie arms which helped to complete the theme. I think my favorite part is the how the title letters came out. For me, they just ooze Halloween.�


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the ghoulish 2some

steffanie seiler

Patterned paper: Bella Blvd, Echo Park, Pebbles; cardstock: Paper Accents; letter stickers: October Afternoon; stickers: Bella Blvd; rub-ons: American Crafts; enamel dots: Doodlebug; chipboard: Doodlebug; washi tape: Queen & Co; ink: Ranger, Stampin' Up; mists: Dylusions; die-cut machine: Silhouette; other: thread.

PORTLAND, OREGON

{ HER BLOG }

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CREATE TEAM

“I was super excited to create a Halloweenthemed page. I had leftover photos from last year I never got around to scrapping so I knew this would be a great start to getting some of those photos in albums.�

serial killer Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill, My Mind's Eye; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Bella Blvd, Simple Stories; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup; wood veneer: Scraptastic; labels: Scraptastic; cut file: Scraptastic; die-cut machine: Silhouette Cameo.

jennie mcgarvey NEWBURGH, INDIANA

{ HER BLOG }


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back to

school with the create team

Summer’s over, and it’s time to head back to school. Whether it’s the first year or the tenth, this annual event causes an excitement level like nothing else around! We challenged the SG CREATE team to capture that mood and show off their best school designs.

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“I don't often do themed layouts, but the photos of Lukas' first day were so cute that I searched through my stash until I found this super cool alphabet paper by Jillibean Soup. I then searched my stash for other ‘school’ embellishments before I constructed my page.”

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CREATE TEAM

1st day

lynette jacobs

Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup, American Crafts; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Pink Paislee, Scenic Route; stickers: Doodlebug; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup; chipboard: Blue Fern Studios; brads: My Mind’s Eye, Echo Park Paper; flair: Adri du Preez; buttons: Teresa Collins Designs; embroidery floss: We R Memory Keepers; ink: Colorbox, Ranger Distress ink.

PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA

{ HER BLOG }

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off she goes Patterned paper: American Crafts, Recollections; cardstock: Colorbok; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: American Crafts, Heidi Swapp; flair: A Flair For Buttons; wood veneer: Studio Calico; die-cut shapes: American Crafts; rub-ons: Heidi Swapp; thread: Coats; pen: Sharpie; ink: Ranger Archival, Prima; mist: Heidi Swapp, Shimmerz; gelatos: Faber Castell; stamps: Recollections; other: tissue paper, washi tape.

CREATE TEAM

“I began with selecting a photo of my daughter’s first day of Pre-K. I used the colors in the photo to create a non-traditional back-toschool layout. I used gelatos and ink sprays to create different color patches on the white cardstock. I also hand-drew the alphabet on different patterned papers and fussy cut them out. I placed them around the page in a spiral motion and then stitched them down. I then used a few stickers, die-cuts and flair buttons that made me think of school around the photo.”

missy whidden FROSTPROOF, FLORIDA

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“These photos were taken last May, when my daughter attended high school in the United States. Because she was a foreign exchange student she wasn’t allowed to join in the official graduation ceremony, although she had nothing but straight A’s for the entire year. Lucky for her she was allowed to buy the cap and gown to take home with her so she can wear them at the end of this school year, when she graduates here in The Netherlands. (We don’t wear cap and gowns here, just our normal attire).”

monique liedtke super awesome student DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS

{ HER BLOG }

Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Bella Blvd, Jillibean Soup; stickers: Bella Blvd; chipboard: Bella Blvd; mist: Studio Calico; pen: K & Company; transparency overlay: Bella Blvd.

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seventh grade Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Bella Blvd; enamel dots: Doodlebug; mist: Ranger; pen: Sakura.

CREATE TEAM

“It is always necessary to document the first day of every school year! And who can resist all those fabulous back-to-school products. I do this theme every year, and it is nice to look back on each year and see how my daughter has grown along the way.”

stacia brandt MANHEIM, PENNSYLVANIA

{ HER BLOG }


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down on the

farm

Last year, we shared overthe-top cute birthday party decorations by Tasha Key with CREATE readers. Now, birthday boy Riley just turned three, and Tasha is back with the farm-themed decor she created for her son’s special day.

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Riley turns three...farm style!

A spring birthday party for three-year-old Riley Key was the focus for months of papercrafting preparation by his mother, Tasha Key. We asked Tasha to share her ideas, methods, and the results of that special day with CREATE readers.

Q: Why did you choose a farm theme? Riley has loved tractors for a good long time now. He lights up when he spots one, so it seemed like the perfect theme.

Q: When did you start papercrafting?

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Four months before the party I started making everything. It was plenty of time. Originally there wasn't a patterned paper that matched the colors and if I was hand stamping everything, it wouldn't have been enough time if I had to do that with everything. Doodlebug really helped my time line, and I could focus on food.


Q: Where did you get ideas for the items and how difficult were the preparations?

A few things were found on various party planning blogs, like the nameplates for different items. Those were also the easiest to make thanks to the print and cut feature on my Silhouette. The banner and treat boxes were my design and definitely the hardest parts of the process. The treat boxes weren't really hard, just time consuming thanks to all the die-cutting. The banner was definitely the winner for hardest project. It wasn't that it was a hard project but I had another design originally and when it was almost complete I decided that it just wasn't working. Once I came up with the tractor tire for a base it fell into place. Having to do it twice cost me lots of time, but it came together in the end.

Q: Did the decorations turn out the way you envisioned?

They did! All of the bright John Deere colors really looked great and it was the perfect backdrop for my tractor loving little guy’s big day.

Q: Where was the party held?

The party was held at a local park. We rented a party room they have right next to a lake. Two walls were basically big windows and one side looked out at the lake. It was a really beautiful setting. Thankfully no children ended up in the lake!

Q: How did the birthday boy react?

He loved it! He kept going around pointing to everything with a tractor, you could tell he was in heaven. My mother brought him so that my husband and I could set everything up, as soon as he walked in he threw his hands up and said, "Happy Birthday!"

Q: Why is this such an important family event?

We are older parents and he will most likely be our only child. Being an only child myself, he is my mother’s only grandchild. There was a time when we didn't think we would have him and we are so very thankful we get the chance to be his parents. Celebrating Riley will always be a big deal to us.

Q: Will you do this all again?

Absolutely! The large head start gives me plenty of time to work out kinks in designs and see what is working and what isn't going to pan out. I'm already brainstorming for next year.


Q: Any tips for the rest of us? • Have a variety of adhesive on hand. What works for scrapbook pages and cards isn't always the best for making items that will be hung or handled a lot. Personally I love Scor-Tape, Glossy Accents and Multi-Medium Matte. The Scor-Tape gives me a strong initial hold while the liquid glue dries to make everything permanent. You might find another combo that works well for you, but your go-to products might not work when making party decor. • Make one of something before committing to X number of items to see if you like it. I do this because it gives me an idea if I'm really going to like it and want to stick with that design. That has saved me before when I made one and didn't like the result. If I had cut out multiples, it would have been a huge waste. • If something isn't working don't be afraid to start over. After the first piece of the original banner was made I wasn't thrilled with it but thought it would be cute all together. About half way through I realized it wasn't going to give me the look I wanted and I should start over, but I was stubborn and thought I just needed to finish for it to come together. I should have trusted myself and realized I wasn't going to like it in the end. It would have saved me a huge headache. • Don't just look at the party planning blogs. The blogs that are strictly party planning can have some great ideas and I take some from there, but most of the time they have a team helping to get everything together. I like to make sure I find some ideas on Pinterest that include moms like me, one person trying to do what she can. • YouTube. It can be a life saver. Chances are someone has made something similar to what you want to do. They might have a tutorial showing it step by step or just the finished project and tell you what they learned along the way. It can be a handy resource for some great DIY ideas. • Not everything has to be handmade by you. I love personalized water bottles and while I can design and print them myself I choose to order them. Just coming up with the design can be time consuming, add in that the blank waterproof labels are pricey and that has me running to Etsy. I get the cute look and have time for the more important decor items.

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crafting in the real

world

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. Fifth stop, Pine Bluff, Arkansas, where Renee White shares her style, budget, scrap space, and more with CREATE readers.

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crafting in the

REAL world

Meet Renee White, a 51-year-old church office and financial secretary in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She has agreed to give us an inside look at how scrapbooking impacts her life.

How and when did you get started scrapbooking? My sister-in-law introduced me to this wonderful hobby when the kiddos were smaller. Maybe 14-15 years ago. I thought it was so much fun putting photos down on paper and mixing in some stickers. Yes, I said stickers. Then I discovered the special edged scissors. The rest is history

Describe your scrap space? My space went from the outside playhouse that the kids abandoned to taking over our smallest bedroom in the house. We are empty nesters as of this fall. That is taking some adjustment. But in moving to the space inside I set out to make it organized. I was only keeping what I would use. I have found containers from the Dollar Tree and kept most all of my tools and such out to be seen. If I see it, I will use it. But most of those items are nicely tucked away in pretty containers. So seen but unseen and neat. Now when I sit down, I know where everything it. It makes for a faster time of creating.

Time spent scrapbooking? I try to get in an hour or two per week. That could be anything from making a card, cleaning up the scrap room, working on a layout or coloring in the new adult coloring books. But at times, life, health, lack of mojo will just keep me in a stall for days or weeks.


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crafting in the

REAL world

What are your best organizational tips? Know what you have. Keep it accessible if at all possible. I keep the items I use most on my desk but in containers with like items.

How do you describe your style? It is very fluid. I love having the structure and linear style that I get from using SG (Scrapbook Generation) sketches. But I will also just do a very free-flowing, lots of layers and embellishments type of layout.

Do you have a set budget for scrapbooking? Not really. I have two children in college and I know what I need for household functioning. I allow myself to grab a few things if I know that I will use them. I am working very hard to think about my purchases. If it is a tool that can be used over and over then it does stand a better chance of being purchased.

Where do you get your inspiration? I get ideas online on message boards, Pinterest and of course from the CREATE gallery. Oh, and I watch process videos on Youtube and get ideas there.

Advice for finding more time to scrapbook? I finally just have to have time for me. I call it my mental health break. I am a happier person if I get the chance to make my way to my room, turn up some music and just sit for awhile. My advice is to be strong, and nicely tell family that dinner has been served, all is cleaned up and it is now my time. You just have to sometimes let them know you need the time.

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Is there a social aspect to your hobby? I am a member of a scrapbook message board and they just seem like family. We have become sounding boards for each other and give great virtual hugs when needed. These ladies are all over the world, but several make arrangements to meet while traveling if for nothing more than a coffee. Just to make sure a connection is made in person. I decided to travel by myself to a crop seven hours away to meet up with a group of these ladies. My family thought I had lost my mind. My oldest son just knew we were rooming with ax murders! He didn't know if they needed to worry about me or my roommate.

What does this hobby mean to your life? As I am getting older I realize it means more to me than I know. My grandmother was diagnosed with dementia and I wanted her to have a scrapbook with all of the family in there along with their names. I thought rather naively that this would help her to remember me and my family. Well, that didn't work. Also after my daddy was diagnosed with cancer I did a little mini-album for his last Christmas with us. Just so he would know how much he meant to me. I now think that maybe someday, as we are all older that the kids will be happy to look back and see that we did live. And we had a great time while doing it.

What are your thoughts on scrapbooking? I worry that it will all go away at some point. The companies seem to be disappearing all the time. Local scrapbook stores are closing every time you turn around. It is scary to think that all of these fun things we use to make pages will just be gone one day. Of course, my family will look at my room and say "Mom, you couldn't use all of this paper if you scrapped something every day." AND they would be correct. But I see the importance of doing this and leaving something for the ones after us to come along and look at. I enjoy making cards and giving them to people. In this day of digital items, it is nice to actually have something to hold, tuck away for another day.

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Design or technique? I like the technique side. I love discovering something new. I love anything paper related. If I find something I haven't tried I do look into what it takes to get it done. It is something new to learn.


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readers

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

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this is how we do disney

by DEVra hUnt (rEDmonD, washinGton)

Patterned paper; bella blvd; cardstock: american Crafts; stickers, flair: Freckled Fawn, bella blvd; letters: october afternoon; tag: ali Edwards; acrylic: Color Cast Designs; pen: EK success; other: silhouette.

family traditions

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by lori brown (manhattan, illinois)

Patterned paper: simple stories; cardstock: american Crafts; stickers: simple stories; other: ink.


playing in the waves

by amy CUnniFF (DUanEsbUrG, nEw yorK)

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: bazzill; stickers: Echo Park Paper; letter stickers: simple stories.

happy birthday

by Corrina ColqUhoUn (CanaDa)

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: bazzill; enamel dots: my mind’s Eye.

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toes in the sand

by LAURA WOLF (TAIWAN)

Patterned paper: Carta bella; cardstock: bazzill; stickers: Carta bella; letter stickers: Doodlebug; word blocks: Carta bella; ink: Memento.

zoo

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by DEbbIE HENNINGSEN (REPUbLIC, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: KaiserCraft; cardstock: bazzill; dies: Sizzix.


pumpkin picking

by MICHELLE NAjOUR (MOUNTAIN HOUSE, CALIFORNIA)

Patterned paper: Carta bella, We R Memory Keepers; stickers: jolee's boutique; enamel dots: Colorbok, My Mind’s Eye.

star student

by WENDy TIPTON (REPUbLIC, MISSOURI)

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; stickers: Echo Park Paper; journaling blocks: KaiserCraft; enamel shapes: October Afternoon; ink: Prima; embroidery floss: DMC; other: cardstock.

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4th of july bbq BY LESLEY RATTERREE (SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI)

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Patterned paper: Doodlebug; embellishments: Doodlebug; other: cardstock.

indians baseball BY MICHELLE NAJOUR (MOUNTAIN HOUSE, CALIFORNIA)

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Patterned paper: Scrapbook Customs, Authentique, Recollections; stickers: K & Company; enamel dots: My Minds Eye; other: Cricut.


yo ho ho! BY AMY CUNNIFF (DUANESBURG, NEW YORK) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Echo Park Paper.

fort pierce, florida BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; twine: Bella Creationz; accents: Creative Embellishments; ink: Ranger; other: cardstock, punchinella, wood anchor.

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swim time

by kathy young (hErndon, virginia)

Patterned paper: bella blvd, reminisce; cardstock: bazzill; letter stickers: bella blvd; enamel shapes: teresa Collins, Eyelet outlet; floss: Queen & Company; stamp: 7gypsies; mist: tattered angels; ink: stampin’ up; other: flair, washi tape, silhouette.

be awesome

by lori brown (manhattan, illinois) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; stickers: Echo Park Paper; other: ink, cardstock.

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fun can happen anywhere by Cathy lu (taiwan)

Patterned paper: american Crafts, marion smith; cardstock: american Crafts; chipboard: american Crafts; stickers: Echo Park, bella blvd; punch: martha stewart; other: washi tape, enamel dots, twine, bow.

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be bold & brave

by wendy tiPton (rePubliC, miSSouri)

Patterned paper: my mind’s eye, basicgrey; authentique; cardstock: die Cuts with a View; stickers: Simple Stories; die-cuts: my mind’s eye; enamel dots: my mind’s eye; word flag: Pretty little Studio; bakers twine: american Crafts; marker: wink of Stella; ink: Prima.

what a cute kid!

by rainny yang (taiwan)

Patterned paper: american Crafts, KaiserCraft; wood: Studio Calico; stamps: technique tuesday, inkadinkado; buttons: Paper bakery.

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the joys of boys

by lee-anne thornton (Canada)

Patterned paper: bella blvd; cardstock: american Crafts; stickers: bella blvd; letter stickers: bella blvd; brads: october afternoon; crochet heart: bella blvd; flair: a Flair for buttons; embroidery floss: dmC; punch: marvy uchida.

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so in love with being his mom BY LAURA WOLF (TAIWAN) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts; word blocks: Simple Stores; ink: Momento.

you are absolutely beautiful BY ESTHER OOSTHUIZEN (SOUTH AFRICA) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Fancy Pants Designs; brads: Making Memories; ink: Tsukineko; mist: Enmarc; other: pen, Silhouette.

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to be continued BY KINDEL HOLLOMAN (CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA) Patterned paper: Recollections; letter stickers: American Crafts; embellishments: Queen & Co; other: cardstock, Cricut.

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fathers day 2015 BY RENEE WHITE (PINE BLUFF, ARKANSAS) Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; embellishments: Heidi Swapp; twine: Recollections; stapler: Tim Holtz; punches: Fiskars.

be with those who make you smile BY KAREN SESSIONS (UNITED KINGDOM) Patterned paper: Paper House, Pink Paislee; cardstock: Bazzill; sticker: Paper House; gel pen: Sakura; other: corrugated cardstock, bakers twine, flowers, stickers, embroidery floss.

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the good life BY STACEY GRAGLIA (CANADA) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Simple Stories; embellishments: Simple Stories; ink: Ranger; other: Silhouette.

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treasured friend

by Tonya WILSon-TRanTHaM (SaLe cReeK, TenneSSee)

Patterned paper: crate Paper, canvas corp; embellishments: Robin’s nest; sequins: Tree House Studio; die-cut: Tim Holtz; ink: colorbox; punch: Martha Stewart; other: thread.

love is all you need by bev code (canada)

Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; twine: bella creationz; pen: Signo; other: cardstock.

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hello

by bev code (canada)

Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; twine: bella creationz; pen: Micron; other: cardstock.

love

by bev code (canada)

Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; twine: bella creationz; other: cardstock..

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hello GALLERY

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BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; other: cardstock.


we’re looking for

READERS GALLERY SUBMISSIONS FOR THE NOVEMBER 2015 ISSUE OF CREATE

Submissions should be sent to submissions@scrapbookgeneration.com.

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Be sure to have NOVEMBER 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.

If your submission is chosen for publication, we will contact you with information about sending a second photo meeting more specific requirements, plus a supply list. The call for submissions for the November 2015 issue ends on October 15, 2015.

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one of the four sketch choices for november

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

CREATE: Issue 16, September 2015  

Scrapbook pages, cards, embellishments and more featuring Scrapbook Generation's exclusive sketches.

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