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create scrapbook generation’s

ISSUE 17 - NOVEMBER 2015

four fun & free sketches Christmas and baby projects 139 festive 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, Missouri 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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“One day, you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to do the things you’ve always wanted. Do it now.”

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turning page the

a letter from the editor

Goodbyes are never easy. But with this issue, Scrapbook Generation’s CREATE ends its two-year, 17-issue run. It’s been a great ride. We hope that we have been a positive force in the world of scrapbooking and papercrafting. I believe that -- with the talented and dedicated CREATE design team -- we have brought you the best and brightest. The goals that brought CREATE into being have been reached. Our online store, scrapbookgeneration.com, has grown, and then grown more. People worldwide are now aware of SG sketches and other products. That growth is primarily the reason that I made the decision to sign off. As with most family businesses, my sister Karin, my daughters Stacey and Allison, and myself all wear quite a few of those proverbial hats. The Springfield store is healthy and strong. We are thankful for that. Now, with the online store experiencing growth, I need to give it more of my time. The buying alone (isn’t that a great job...ordering cute scrapbook supplies?!) takes several hours of my time each day. And that’s only one of my responsibilities. Then I have that pesky penchant for taking on too much. I bet many of you do the same! About a year ago, I made the decision to write a book. The story of my cousins, Monica Keathley and Leslie Marsden, is compelling. Monica died three years ago following five years of being paralyzed from the neck down. Her paralysis stemmed from a viral infection, cutting short a life spent serving God as a missionary to Africa, a musician with a powerful voice, and a state missions leader in Arkansas. In an act of sacrifice I still can't fathom, Leslie walked away from her life, her 20-yearold business, and her community to care for her sister for as long as it took. Their story has to be told. And it’s up to me to tell it.

I’ve always loved writing. Ever since I won that essay contest in fourth grade. My life shows it. Journalism teacher for 25 years (including the fun of having my two red-headed daughters on my newspaper and yearbook staffs!). Along the way, there have been reporting gigs, church history books, community centennial books, and most recently, CREATE. To have time to write the story of Monica and Leslie, something in my life had to give. Thank you so much for the support you have given to this magazine the past two years. I’ll say it again. It’s been a great ride.

Debbie Sanders

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ALLISON, DEBBIE, STACEY... 1991 AT A MISSOURI JOURNALISM AWARDS CEREMONY


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contents NOVEMBER 2015

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Gelatos and More

The CREATE team members show clever ways to get extra mileage from gelatos, markers, and more

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Sketch Support

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

8 party time with lindsey

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Ready for Rays

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

Color Challenge

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

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24 sketch anatomy

Journaling

CREATE team members show how to use a letter (or an email) for authentic journaling at its best

113 card & tag a


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Cards and Tags

Meet Lisa Dones. 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.

altered challenge

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Themebusters

The broad themes of baby and of Christmas deliver plenty of scrapbook layout possibilities for the CREATE team.

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Real World

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Readers Gallery

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

165 sa scrapbook convention sketch contest winners


scrapbook generation’s

create EDITOR-IN-CHIEF debbie sanders SKETCH ARTISTS

allison davis & debbie sanders

ON THE COVER thankful for you

by allison Davis

Patterned paper: Echo Park; cardstock: Bazzill, american Crafts; stickers: Echo Park, Photo Play; chipboard flourish: fancy Pants Designs; paint: Jenni Bowlin; ink: Colorbox fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: Century Gothic. Scrapbook Generation’s CrEatE is published every other month by Scrapbook Generation, Inc. and is available as a free download. Contact us at: 330 E Battlefield, Suite C Springfield, Mo 65807 417-886-0440

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

SG

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


thank you! • for the beautiful projects you designed for CREATE • for your willingness to share your talents with CREATE readers • for the pleasure of working with each of you the scrapbook generation family...Debbie, Karin, Stacey & Allison


party

time

by Lindsey Amschler

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GIFT BAG: Adhere patterned paper to bag. Spread paint along edges of bag and sprinkle with glitter. Layer patterned paper and cardstock onto a piece of chipboard and adhere to bag. Decorate with glitter and stickers. Dye seam binding ribbon with distress ink and adhere a strip of the ribbon across the bottom of the bag and adhere a bow. Cut and fold strips of cardstock to create a paper bow and adhere to bag. Embellish with enamel dots and chipboard. CARD: Cut cardstock and adhere to front of card. Cut patterned paper, spread white paint around the edges, sprinkle with glitter and adhere to card. Adhere holly leaves, enamel dots and a sticker to card. Cut a sentiment from patterned paper and add to card with pop dots. Dye seam binding ribbon with distress ink, tie a bow, and adhere to card. GIFT CARD TAG: Cut a tag shape from patterned paper. Cut a second piece of patterned paper to fit the bottom of the tag and adhere to the front of the tag, creating a pocket to hold your gift card. Spread paint along the edges of the tag and sprinkle with glitter. Decorate tag with stickers and stamped images. Tuck a sentiment and diecut in the pocket with gift card. Dye seam binding ribbon with distress ink and tie a bow at the top of the tag. SUPPLIES: Patterned paper: Carta Bella; cardstock: American Crafts, Canson; Stickers: Carta Bella, American Crafts; chipboard: Recollections; enamel dots: Carta Bella; leaves: Petaloo; ribbon: Hug Snug; ink: Ranger, Memento; distress paint: Ranger; glitter: Ranger, Sulyn; pen: Wink of Stella; stamp: The Ton; gift bag: Brother Sister Design Studio.

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

Find over 190 styles of adult coloring books at scrapbookgeneration.com. And from Reminisce: the Color It collection of eight 12x12 scrapbook papers specifically for coloring!

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special

accents with the create team

Some of the most fun that can be found with scrapbook layouts is adding color and glitz via the plethora of specialty products available now. Check out the pages that follow, and see how the members of the CREATE team stepped it up with gelatos and markers.

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


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Create one-of-a-kind flower embellishments by combining colorful gelatos with texture paste. Use a favorite stencil to create a design for the petals.

ONE • To create flowers like these, use a stencil, Faber-Castell texture paste, and Faber-Castell gelatos. TWO • Mix individual colors of gelatos with the texture paste. THREE • Adhere stencil to cardstock with washi tape, to keep it tight against the cardstock. FOUR • Smooth each of the colors into the stencil, one color at a time. FIVE • Lift stencil and let dry, then cut around the flower shape. SIX • Add leftover texture paste to cardstock using a palette knife to create a matching border.

create team • katrina hunt • missouri • her blog

memories Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts; flair: A Flair for Buttons; resin owl: Maya Road; tag: Pink Paislee; transparencies: Pink Paislee; twine: May Arts; gelatos: FaberCastell; texture paste: Faber Castell; stencil: Wendy Vecchi; adhesive: ThermOWeb.

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Use several shades of the same color of gelatos to create a background area to frame a series of photos. Tie in the rest of the layout by using more gelatos for paper edging.

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ONE • Smear various gelatos along the background of the layout, behind the area where the photos will be placed. I chose pink shades to match my project. TWO • Use a water pen to blend in the gelatos, creating a messy background. I used the background to mimic the messy face of my daughter. THREE • Use another shade of gelatos to “distress ink” the edges of all the papers.

create team • erin reed • texas • her blog

sweet Patterned paper: Teresa Collins; stickers: Paper House & Teresa Collins; rub-ons: Paper House; mediums: FaberCastell, Tattered Angels, Ranger; adhesive: Xyron.

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Create your own colorful patterned paper by starting with a black and white design and then adding touches of brightness with specialty markers.

ONE • Choose a patterned paper that will allow you to add your own touches of color. TWO • Color in shapes, like these hearts, to match another paper, like the stripes from this collection. I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush markers to color with. THREE • Go over both the colored hearts and the non-colored hearts with a Wink of Stella brush marker. This will soften the lines of the colored hearts and will make the plain hearts match a bit better.

create team • tasha key • arkansas • her blog

my little artist

Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; cardstock, American Crafts; letter stickers: Bella Blvd, Basic Grey, American Crafts; stickers: Bella Blvd, Echo Park; chipboard: Bella Blvd; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; markers: Zig Clean Color Real Brush, Wink of Stella; mist: Heidi Swapp; punch: EK Success.

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Combine gelatos and misted water to create a dreamy background for an entire layout. It’s a simple technique that provides another use for a craft mat.

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ONE • Place a non-stick craft sheet on your worktop. TWO • Use four small pieces of washi tape to indicate a 12x12 square. THREE • Inside the square draw lots of horizontal lines using gelatos. FOUR • Mist lightly with water. FIVE • Use a brush to mix the water and gelatos. SIX • Place a sheet of cardstock on top of the water and gelatos mixture. Press the cardstock down with your hand and strike it a bit. SEVEN • Lift the cardstock. Dry the cardstock with a heat tool, or place between kitchen towels under something heavy.

create team • monique liedtke • the netherlands • her blog

you

Patterned paper: Elle’s Studio; cardstock: Bazzill; die-cut shapes: Pebbles; journaling tags: Elle’s Studio; cardstock labels: Elle’s Studio; wood veneer: Elle’s Studio; ribbon: Vivant; gelatos: Faber-Castell; stamping ink: Ranger; pen: K & Company; stamps: Elle’s Studio; craft sheet: Ranger; cut file: Jillibean Soup; die-cut machine: Silhouette Cameo.

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Using watercolor paper as a base, create unique embellishments by stamping designs and adding details with distress markers.

ONE • To stamp shells on watercolor paper, use archival ink. TWO • Lightly spritz with water. Using the brush tip of distress markers, apply desired colors. THREE • Create depth by adding color and blending with a water brush. FOUR • Once dry, cut around the edges of the stamped image and add detail with the fine-tip point of a distress marker. FIVE • Insert the brush tip end of a distress marker into the distress marker spritzer and spritz ink onto a few inked shells. SIX • To make the chipboard shell and seaweed strip, paint the chipboard with white acrylic paint; allow to dry. SEVEN • Using the brush tip of distress markers, apply the desired colors, then blend with a water brush. Set aside to dry.

create team • glenda viljoen • south africa • her blog

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the voice of the sea Patterned paper: Celebr8; cardstock: Bazzill; chipboard letters: Celebr8; ribbon: Celebr8; ink: Ranger Archival Ink; markers: Tim Holtz Distress Markers; waterbrush: Ranger; spritzer: Ranger; alcohol ink: Ranger; mists: Ranger, Prima; paint: Tim Holtz Distress Paint, Ranger; stamp: Celebr8; flowers: Celebr8; other: tulle, sequins, beads, silver charms.

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Use a specialty marker (Chameleon) to create an ombre effect on shapes to be used as page embellishments. One marker is used for several shades of the same color.

ONE • On this layout, the chevrons are handmade embellishments using a specialty marker that creates several shades of a color from one marker. TWO • To get this same effect, first trace a chevron stencil onto white cardstock. THREE • Use Chameleon brand markers from top to bottom (light to dark) to create the ombre effect. FOUR • Cut out the shapes and add them to the layout.

create team • stacia brandt • pennsylvania • her blog

a little ride Patterned paper: Echo Park; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: October Afternoon; American Crafts; stickers: Echo Park; enamel shapes: Freckled Fawn; pen: Sakura; markers: Chameleon; other: stencil.

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Gelatos can be used in a variety of ways on a layout, including creating a background, making mists, and adding color inside stamped areas.

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ONE • The arrows accents on the background of the layout were made with white gelatos. TWO • Additionally, I made my own mists in shades of pink and blue by using gelatos and mist bottles. THREE • I created stamped circles on the layout, and then colored inside them with more gelatos, mixing the gelatos with water and my fingers.

create team • irit shalom • israel • her blog

beauty style Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; stickers: Paper House Productions; die-cuts: Paper House Productions; stencils: ArtPlorations; gelatos: FaberCastell; stamps: StampPlorations; ink: Clearsnap; embossing powder: Clearsnap.

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Create a focal point on a scrapbook layout by combining gelatos and water. Use a stamping block, and layer as many colors as you want.

ONE • After choosing colors that coordinate with the other aspects of your project, “smoosh” gelatos onto a clear stamping block. TWO • Generously mist the stamping block and gelatos with water. THREE • Wipe, using a circular motion, the stamping block on the cardstock. FOUR • Repeat the process to layer more colors.

create team • suzanna lee • virginia • her blog

enjoy these moments

Patterned paper: Elle’s Studio; watercolor paper: Hanson; vellum: Coredinations; diecuts: Elle’s Studio; epoxy stickers: Teresa Collins; ink: My Favorite Things; distress mist: Ranger; gelatos: Faber-Castell; die: Lawn Fawn; stamps: Elle’s Studio, American Crafts.

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Use an embossing folder and gelatos to create textured, colored embellishments for a layout. Using simple shapes like arrows and circles lets the technique stand out.

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ONE • Cut the cardstock to shape. I used circles and arrows. TWO • Roughly color the inside of an embossing folder with several gelatos. THREE • Spritz with water. FOUR • Emboss the cardstock pieces. They will emerge colored. FIVE • You can run through several cardstock pieces, spritzing with water between embossing runs.

create team • heather robertson • alaska • her blog

naughty or nice

Patterned paper: American Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Simple Stories; stickers : Making Memories; flair: Evalicious; bling: My Mind's Eye, Recollections; gelatos: FaberCastell; modeling paste: Liquitex; pen: Sharpie; stencil: The Crafters Workshop; embossing folder: Spellbinders.

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Create your own custom mist by dissolving gelatos in water. Add to a spritz bottle and you are ready to add drops of color to your page.

ONE • Use gelatos to make a mist by adding some into a small container. You can “color” on the bottom of the container or scrape off small pieces of the gelatos into the bowl. TWO • Add a little warm water. THREE • Stir with a craft stick or paintbrush until the gelato is completely dissolved and smooth. FOUR • Transfer the liquid into a small spray bottle. FIVE • The mist can be used as a spray, or for splatters. The metallic gelatos add just a bit of shimmer.

create team • julie mowen • alabama • her blog

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summer’s last blast Patterned paper: Pebbles; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; die-cuts: Pebbles; enamel dots: Pebbles; gelatos: Faber-Castell; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

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

NOVEMBER 2015 FREE SKETCH

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

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

zTITLE z 2.5 x 3.5 photo

long title

2.5 x 3.5 photo

2.5 x 3.5 photo

T I T LE

long title

MEASUREMENTS:

PLACEMENTS:

• Left page background: 10-1/2 x 8”

• Background piece page

• Right page background: 1-1/2 x 8” • Banner strips: 1 x 9” • Left page striped strip: 1/4 x 10” • Right page striped strip: 1/4 x 8” • Photo mats: 2-3/4 x 3-3/4” • Journaling strips: 4 x 1/4”

a few placement hints take the guesswork out of positioning items


my

of an SG sketch scrapbook ™

generation

click here to download all four sketches in this issue with dimensions & directions

{an allison davis sketch}

strips and blocks show where patterned papers can be used

z 3 x 3 photo 3 x 5 photo

3 x 5 photo

3 x 5 photo 3 x 3 photo

es are about 2� from the bottom of the

key shows suggested pattern sizes for a wellcoordinated layout

3 x 3 photo

Š small pattern

solid/embell.

small pattern

stripe

small pattern small pattern small pattern small pattern

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photos

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


Allison Davis

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

A sampling of items in the Allison Davis “Christmas” bundle

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

www.scrapbookgeneration.com


sketch

support by allison davis

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

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


ALLISON DAVIS for

scrapbook generation

At first glance, the 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 two-page sketch into a one-page layout.

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zTITLE 2.5 x 3.5 photo

long title

T I T LE

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SKETCH

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3 x 5 photo

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3 x 5 photo 3 x 3 photo

3 x 3 photo

SUPPORT with

allison

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

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ALLISON DAVIS for scrapbook generation

CHANGE #1

CHANGE #2

CHANGE #3

I decided to use only the left side of the two-page sketch to make a onepage layout. I centered the background instead of having it go all the way to the right edge.

Instead of using three smaller photos, I wanted to focus on one large focal photo and then added a few smaller photos as accents. Since the three photos on the sketch are fairly small, there was a lot of room for extra photo space.

Since I used a larger photo, I extended the height of the background and the banner strips to fit. If I had kept them the same height as the sketch suggests there wouldn’t have been much paper showing.

CHANGE #4 I also added a few more small strips to the banner strips.

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SKETCH

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SUPPORT

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3 x 3 photo

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SKETCH SUPPORT variation

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thankful for you Patterned paper: Echo Park; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; stickers: Echo Park, Photo Play; chipboard flourish: Fancy Pants Designs; paint: Jenni Bowlin; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: Century Gothic.

ALLISON DAVIS

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ALLISON DAVIS for scrapbook generation 34 create


SKETCH

it’s grandpa time Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; die-cut pieces: Simple Stories: wooden embellishments: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: Century Gothic.

SUPPORT variation

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ALLISON DAVIS for scrapbook generation

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CHANGE #1

CHANGE #2

I love the look of extra-large photos on a layout so I used a 9 x 8 photo in place of all the photos on the right page. Since the photo size is the same size as the photo block on the sketch I didn’t have to make any extra adjustments.

I added a few extra photos to the right page on the bottom corner of the 9 x 8 photo. If I ever have a large amount of empty space on a large photo I like added a little cluster of small photos and embellishments to it.


SKETCH SUPPORT

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3 x 3 photo

CHANGE #3

CHANGE #4

I used a 6 x 8 element piece from the Simple Stories collection in place of the banner strips. I really like the wooden pattern and the hearts on the bottom.

I added a few extra strips on the background piece. There is plenty of space on the sketch to add a few more strips on the background if you want to get in some more paper or patterns.

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SKETCH

the grand canyon

Patterned paper: Carta Bella; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts; chipboard stickers: We R Memory Keepers; wooden embellishments: Studio Calico; word stickers: My Mind’s Eye, Simple Stories; camera sticker: October Afternoon; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic.

SUPPORT variation

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zTIT

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CHANGE #1

CHANGE #2

I extended the whole design of the sketch to reach the top and bottom of the layout. I still followed the same general design, it’s just to the edges.

For the photo block on the right page I simply added three 3 x 3 photos to make each row of photos reach the edges.


SKETCH SUPPORT

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3 x 3 photo

CHANGE #3

CHANGE #4

On the left page I used a variety of sizes of strips instead of all the same width as they are on the sketch. I also extended them all the way to the top and bottom of the layout.

I flipped the photos on the left page. Most of my photos were horizontal and with the extended height of the background pieces I had plenty of room for my photos to switch orientation. I also added an extra photo.

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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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bursting with

fun rays long title

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2.5 x 3.25 PHOTO

4X6 PHOTO

2.25 x 2.25 PHOTO

2.5 x 3.25 PHOTO

by debbie sanders

If you’ve never given a sunburst layout a try, what are you waiting for?! We challenged the SG CREATE team to make a layout with the single-page sketch I designed for this issue, and the results are varied and clever!


DEBBIE SANDERS for

scrapbook generation

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Truth be told, I have wasted many hours (and destroyed many an innocent sheet of paper) moving pieces of paper around on a page trying to come up with an interesting design. That’s why I’m so sold on sketches. For me, they are the ultimate time saver. I know that if I like the sketch, I’m going to like the end result. However, as far as time, this design is a bit more complicated and more labor-intensive than most sketch layouts, because of the sunburst design and the cutting involved. Despite the longer time involved, I’ve made this design three or four times, and I’ll have to say that those layouts are among my very favorites. I kept embellishments on this layout simple. The main focus stays on photos and on the sunburst, without too much competition from other features. I think the extra time spent constructing the sunburst was well worth it!

she is...

debbie sanders MANSFIELD, MISSOURI

{ her blog }

2015

CREATE EDITOR

Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: Carta Bella; chipboard letters: Doodlebug; chipboard shapes: Pebbles; enamel shapes: We R Memory Keepers..


• CREATE TEAM •

PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA

{ her blog }

2015

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lynette jacobs

I wanted to put a bit of a twist to the sketch by cutting a sunburst with my Silhouette and adding the different papers behind it before stitching the lines.”

funny face

Patterned papers: Studio Calico; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers, enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; enamel shapes: My Mind’s Eye; die-cuts: My Mind’s Eye; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Ranger; stencils: Crafters Workshop; other: Silhouette Cameo.


Patterned paper: Bella Blvd, Amy Tangerine, My Mind's Eye, Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Simple Stories, Heidi Swapp; chipboard circles: Blue Fern Studio; sequins: Artminds; arrows: Chic Tags, Heidi Swapp; puffy banner: Evalicious; flair: Evalicious; ephemera: Pink Paislee; washi tape: Doodlebug, Bella Blvd; metal snowflake: BasicGrey; pen: Sharpie; die-cut: Pink Paislee; embossing folder: Sizzix.

heather robertson ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

{ her blog }

2015

I love the uniqueness of the sketch. Instead of the sunray pattern I overlaid a large snowflake onto a busy patterned paper to give a similar effect. I also changed up the title block area.”

• CREATE TEAM •

snow day


• CREATE TEAM •

ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

{ her blog }

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denise storck

This sketch is a wonderful, trendy way to use all those gorgeous papers from one collection. I loved piecing them together and playing with different combinations. It helped to have a beautiful collection to work with.”

you like that

Digital supplies: Samantha Walker, Design by Dani, Cosmo Cricket, Carina Gardner, Stampin' Up; BasicGrey, Denise Storck.


Patterned paper: Bella Blvd, Echo Park; cardstock: Recollections; letter stickers: American Crafts, October Afternoon; stickers: Bella Blvd; chipboard hearts: Freckled Fawn; acrylic heart: Scraptastic; acrylic camera: Freckled Fawn; die-cuts: Scraptastic; epoxy hearts: Pebbles; enamel dots: Freckled Fawn.

colleen o’keefe RACINE, WISCONSIN

{ her blog }

2015

I was challenged by the starburst design of this sketch because it involved a lot more precise cutting and measuring than I typically use in my layouts. But it was a fun design to use and great for using papers from a collection that all coordinate. I like how the starburst design points into the photos to really highlight the subject of my layout, our new addition, Roxy. The design really lets her be the star of the page!”

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dear sweet roxy marie


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SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

{ her blog }

2015

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lindsey amschler

I loved working with this sketch. I had never created a layout with a ray design and it was much easier than I thought it was going to be. When picking out photos, I decided to use one photo instead of four, so I used the ray square as a jumping off point and changed the rest to fit my layout."

best gift of all

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; die-cuts: Simple Stories; enamel dots: Doodlebug; sequins: We Are Memory Keepers; ribbon: Hug Snug; ink: Ranger.


dream wish love

irit shalom REHOVOT, ISRAEL

{ her blog }

2015

I made this wedding layout with the sketch almost 'as is.' The only thing that makes it different are those stencil made circles made with gel medium, glitter and heat embossing over to make the colored circled background. This is a perfect sketch for one large photo and three similar small photos and two big embellishments clusters.

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Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Paper House Productions; die-cuts: Paper House Productsion; stencil: ArtPlorations; gel medium: Earth Safe Finishes; other: glitter.


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team & sketches

I turned my sketch into a double page layout and adjusted it slightly by moving things to the right of my double page.I kept pretty much to the original sketch with a few changes. I substituted my flags at the top for a fun scallop edge element with some supporting stars only. I added stamping and stenciling to my background for a fun look. And of course the best part for me was sewing the lines on the background starburst element created on the left. I love working with this sketch – a fun and versatile one for sure.”


jowilna nolte HARTSBEESPOORT, SOUTH AFRICA

{ her blog }

2015

Patterned paper: Lady Pattern Paper, Websters Pages, Echo Park; cardstock: American Crafts, Antalis; letter stickers: American Crafts; chipboard, cork stars: Melody Ross; brads: 7Gypsies; flowers: Petaloo; tag: Graphic 45; ink: Tsukineko; stamps: Impression Obsession; stencil: Celebr8; other: thread, diamante.

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today is


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PALM BAY, FLORIDA

{ her blog }

2015

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wendy antenucci

I loved working with this sketch! I began by assembling my pictures in a collage on a plain background. After deciding what my basic layout was going to look like, I chose papers for the sunburst that wouldn't detract, but add interest. What a versatile sketch for any occasion.”

best gift of all

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; wood veneer: Simple Stories; die-cuts: Simple Stories; enamel dots: Simple Stories.


the fair

christy arthur BATTLEFIELD, MISSOURI

{ her blog }

2015

I loved this sketch and all of the different layouts that could be possible by using it (making it smaller, larger, etc). It took a little longer upfront than some of the other sketches since I followed the instructions to make a template and then transfer each shape to the scrapbook paper. But, overall it was a great sketch that I will go back to and use again in different ways.”

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Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Pink Paislee, Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Crate Paper; felt hearts: Crate Paper.


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GILBERT, ARIZONA

{ her blog }

2015

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rebecca keppel

I used my Cameo to cut out a white cardstock sunburst. Then I covered the individual rays with different patterned paper. I loved using the sketch because it made it easy to combine lots of different patterned papers on one layout.”

welcome 3rd grade

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; adhesive: ThermOWeb.


america’s pastime

erin reed 2015

I liked that the sketch used lots of pictures on a single layout without taking away from being able to embellish the project in various places. The rays coming from the pictures just did not fit, so I left it out, and changed lots of the cards to baseball themed items.”

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Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: Canvas Home Basics; stickers: Paper House; ink: Prima; pen: Tombow; mists: Tattered Angels; adhesive: Xyron.

PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS

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ODESSA, UKRAINE

{ her blog }

2015

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victoria freze

I really love the sketch though I changed it a little bit. I used three photos instead of four and layered background instead of ‘ray’ square. This is a story of our walk that turned into a ‘mud party.’ I used a sticker for the title and dabbed a ‘mud’ stain underneath.”

a little dirt never hurt

Paper: Echo Park Paper; stickers: Echo Park Paper; journaling sheets: BoBunny; brads: BoBunny, Dovecraft; metal clip: My Mind’s Eye; rub-ons: Melissa Frances; paint: Ranger, Tattered Angels; other: felt stars.


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color embrace

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team color challenge

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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When I first saw the colors in the November challenge, I immediately knew I wanted to make a Christmas layout. This color combination was perfect for capturing the memory of our puppy Lincoln's very first Christmas.”

merry

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Patterned paper: PhotoPlay, Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: PhotoPlay; enamel dots: Doodlebug; jute: American Crafts; pen: Marvy Uchida; punches: EK Success; die-cuts: Juliana Michaels; electronic cutting machine: Silhouette Cameo; scoring tool: Scor-Pal; adhesives: ThermOWeb.

juliana michaels CLEVELAND, OHIO

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team & color


As soon as I saw the color palette, I knew I had to use this collection from Jillibean Soup. I like to create my own ‘kits’ of sorts and build around color themes with my layouts so this was a breeze coordinating other bits and pieces to the main inspiration piece.”

holly ball

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Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup, BasicGrey, October Afternoon; cardstock: Coredinations; letter stickers: Elle's Studio; stickers: Basic Grey, Heidi Swapp, Teresa Collins; journaling cards: Cocoa Daisy; cut files: Samantha Walker; punch: American Crafts; sequins: Ellen Hutson; bling: Imaginisce; twine: The Twinery; washi tape: American Crafts, Recollections.

suzanna lee GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA

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team & color


I love to have Santa pictures with my kids, and this picture is perfect with this Christmas color combo. You can never go wrong with red and green, they are a perfect match.”

joy

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Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: Canvas Home Basics; stickers: Paper House; pearls, gems: BoBunny; flowers: Prima; ribbon, twine: May Arts; pen: Tombow; ink: Prima; glitter medium: Imagination Crafts; stencil: The Crafters Workshop; adhesive: Xyron.

erin reed PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS

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team & color


This color combo was much softer than my normal bolds and brights so I found it quite difficult. However, I like that the color combination gives a mellow feel.”

our fat santa

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Patterned paper: Fancy Pants, Jillibean Soup, October Afternoon, American Crafts; cardstock: Die Cuts With a View; letter stickers: Simple Stories; stickers: My Mind's Eye, Pinkfresh Studio; tags: Fancy Pants; die-cuts: Bella Blvd, Recollections, Jillibean Soup; bingo card: Jenni Bowlin; twine: Walmart; pens: American Crafts; punches: Fiskars, EK Sucess.

heather robertson ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

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I had fun with these colors. I took them far from their Christmas feel to a spring photo that was sitting on my desk needing to be documented. The shades of green worked well for a nature theme.”

soak in the sunshine

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Patterned papers: SEI, Recollections, American Crafts; letter stickers: Making Memories; stickers: Heidi Grace, Jolee's, Studio Calico; journaling block: Technique Tuesday; dies: Cricut; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

noey hunt WOODINVILLE, WASHINGTON

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team & color


It’s a given that this color palette is made for Christmas. I used sepia tones for the photos to help them blend perfectly with the holiday colors.”

most wonderful time of the year

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Digital supplies: Echo Park, Stampin’ Up, Crystal Wilkerson, Jessica Sprague, My Favorite Things, Stazon, Metallic Encore.

denise storck ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA

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team & color


As we don't celebrate Christmas I looked for other possible photos, and this wedding photo of daughter and her groom was my best choice. The greens and naturals were easy composed to the nice layout; the problem was with red and this light aqua-green color. So I added a few rhinestones, one red sticker of home (new weds, new home) and some red pearls and splashes to make it work.”

cherish love

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Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; stickers: Paper House Productions; punch: Martha Stewart; mist: Tattered Angels; rhinestones: Buckle Boutique; pearls, fabric sticker: FWAB.

irit shalom REHOVOT, ISRAEL

{ her blog }


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team & color


I liked this color challenge, probably because I like everything fall through winter. The colors were great for both Thanksgiving and Christmas. It was a good challenge since I had to work hard to find all these colors for one layout.”

thanksgiving for 3

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Digital supplies: Kristin Aarard.

nikki sivils ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

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getting it

with the create team

With the technology culture, letter writing may be on its way to becoming a lost art. One written by someone special to you is usually worth keeping, and what better way to preserve a special letter (or email) than on a scrapbook layout. It’s authentic journaling at its best.

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

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using a letter (or an email) can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I always keep cards and notes that have beautiful messages from my loved ones. This is a way to keep the memory alive.”


MEMORIES CAPTURED Patterned paper: Teresa Collins, Art from the Heart; stickers: Teresa Collins, 7Gypsies; wood veneer: Teresa Collins; chipboard: Blue Fern Studios, Teresa Collins; bling: Teresa Collins; sequins: Teresa Collins; photo turns: Making Memories; brads: Making Memories; twine: DMC; punch: Fiskars.


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

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using a letter (or an email) can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I can't believe that it has been a year since I joined the design team for CREATE magazine. I printed out the welcome e-mail from Debbie (Sanders) and kept it as one of my treasured memories.”


I AM SO BLESSED Patterned paper: Studio Calico, BasicGrey, Authentique, Echo Park Paper; chipboard: Simple Stories; mist: Heidi Swapp.


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

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using a letter (or an email) can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I didn't have any letters or emails that would be appropriate for this challenge, however, I did have a college newspaper article that I have been anxious to use. I used vellum in my laser printer to make a transparent copy of the actual newspaper article which lends to the industrial look of the paper. I often forget to use journaling on my layouts and this challenge helped remind me how important it is to tell the story in the photo."


UNICYCLE GIRL Patterned paper: KaiserCraft; letter stickers: BasicGrey, American Crafts; stickers: Simple Stories, KaiserCraft; embellishments: KaiserCraft; ink: Ranger; other: vellum, cardstock, metal embellishments.


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

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using a letter (or an email) can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

I love creating personalized journaling about someone in a photo. Saying thank you to that person in the journaling really makes it heart felt, and you can easily express your feelings by writing about why you are thankful for him or her.”


ALWAYS BUTTERFLIES Patterned paper: Pebbles, Cocoa Vanilla; cardstock: Colorbok; rub-ons: Crate Paper; diecuts: Cocoa Vanilla; sequins: Cocoa Vanilla; thread: Coats; ink: Ranger; mists: Heidi Swapp; mediums: Liquitex, Faber Castell; dies: Silhouette Cameo; punches: Martha Stewart; stamps: October Afternoon, Crate Paper; pen: Sharpie; vellum: Recollections; other: tissue paper, washi tape.


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

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using a letter (or an email) can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.


As I pondered this journaling assignment, I really could not shake the thought that actual letters really don’t exist anymore, in a true ‘written on real paper’ sense. As I thought about how I communicate, and how others communicate with me, I was confronted with just how central my computer is to so much of my life. It’s my travel agent. My map. My chat screen. My file cabinet. My memory box. My photo lab. My music binder. My calendar. My address book. My mailbox. My notepad. My diary. It’s all that. And when it began to die on me in 2009, I availed myself of its very convenience and promptly ordered another one, delivered right to my door. How technology has metamorphosed so much of my life constantly boggles my mind. I wanted to pay tribute to not only the changing tide of communication, but also to document a bit of the pop culture aspect of it, how online shopping brings the world - including amazing Scrapbook Generation scrapbooking supplies - right to my front door, and how seamless all the transition can be. I also thought it would be fun to put down the configuration of the computer from the purchase confirmation email. Someday my grandkids may be amazed that I ‘only had 3.5 GHz’.”

I’M A BIG MAC GIRL Patterned paper: October Afternoon; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Lily Bee, October Afternoon, Simple Stories; enamel dots: Bella Blvd, Simple Stories; journaling card: October Afternoon; embroidery floss: DMC; die-cuts: Silhouette Cameo; punch: Martha Stewart; title font: Computerfont; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.


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

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using a letter (or an email) can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

This challenge had me scratching my head as I couldn't think of a way to do this. Then, I realized I had something perfect! My family is just finishing a remodel of our home and I could use the estimate that I received via email. What a perfect way to document this huge event.”


YES INDEED Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Scraptastic; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Crate Paper; die-cuts: Crate Paper.


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

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using a letter (or an email) can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

This challenge was just what I needed to document some beloved email messages I had saved from my youngest son. I chose one of them to highlight as part of my journaling. The story behind these emails is written on a journaling card tucked behind the photo. I then took it a step further and printed several of these messages on a single sheet of paper and tucked it behind the journaling card. It feels so good to get this documented.”


PURE AWESOMENESS Patterned paper: Simple Stories, BasicGrey; stickers: Simple Stories; wood veneer: Studio Calico; ink: Ranger; mist: Heidi Swapp; punches: McGill; die-cut machine: Silhouette; other: cardstock.


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

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TODAY’S ASSIGNMENT: • Show how using a letter (or an email) can become authentic journaling on a scrapbook layout.

My mother loves to have me email her the pictures I post on social media, so she can forward them to family that does not look at social media. This is the text I used for these pictures of my daughter eating her birthday cupcake in that email. It made an easy transition from email to journal when I scrapped it.”


SWEET BIRTHDAY GIRL Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: Canvas Home Basics, Bazzill; stickers: Paper House; crystals: Prima; ink: Prima; pen: Tombow; mists: Tattered Angels; dies: Spellbinders; adhesive: Xyron.


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it’s the little

things

with the create team

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 suzanna lee

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; memory wire: DMC; stamp, die: Lawn Fawn; ink: Ranger; other: leather.

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heather robertson

Patterned paper: Teresa Collins, Jillibean Soup, Die Cuts With a View, PhotoPlay; cardstock: Bazzill; punches: Martha Stewart; other: Silhouette.

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Patterned paper: PhotoPlay, Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts, Darice; stickers: SRM Press; enamel dots: Doodlebug; electronic cutting machine: Silhouette Cameo; scoring tool: ScorPal; adhesives: ThermOWeb.

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irit shalom

Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Paper House Productions; glitter tape: American Crafts; pen: Uniball; other: sequins.

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c r e a t e team & cards erin reed

Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: Canvas Home Basics; pearls: BoBunny; twine: May Arts; ink: Prima; dies: DieNamites; adhesive: Xyron.

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noey hunt

Patterned papers: My Mind's Eye, Jillibean Soup, Authentique, SEI; rub-ons: American Crafts.

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c r e a t e team & cards denise storck

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Stampin’ Up; sequins, cording: Stampin’ Up; dies: Echo Park Paper.

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nikki sivils

Patterned paper digital: Kristin Aarard.

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Patterned paper: PhotoPlay, Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts, Darice; stickers: PhotoPlay; enamel dots: Doodlebug; jute: American Crafts; buttons: American Crafts; dies: My Favorite Things; adhesives: ThermOWeb.

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denise storck

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock; Stampin’ Up; other: die-cuts, cording, ribbon.


heather robertson

Patterned paper: BoBunny, Crate Paper, Doodlebug; cardstock: Bazzill; washi tape: Love My Tapes, Bella Blvd, Doodlebug; confetti: Michaels; chipboard star: Heidi Swapp; bling: Doodlebug; rub-ons: October Afternoon; embossing folder: Lifestyle Crafts.

erin reed

Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: Canvas Home Basics; stickers: Paper House; ribbon: May Arts; ink: Prima; adhesive: Xyron.

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c r e a t e team & tags suzanna lee

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; wood veneer: Elle's Studio; stars: Teresa Collins; washi tape: American Crafts; ribbon: May Arts.

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irit shalom

Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; stickers: Paper House Productions; glitter tape: American Crafts; rhinestones: Recollections; ribbon: May Arts; punch: Martha Stewart.

nikki sivils

Patterned paper digital: Persnickety Prints, Kristin Aarard, Erica Zane, Heather Roselli.

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Patterned papers: SEI, Jillibean Soup, October Afternoon; ribbon: Pebbles; dies: Cricut.

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embrace

options with the create team

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

WORD

Letter stickers: Authentique, October Afternoon, Simple Stories, Websters Pages; stickers: Simple Stories; washi tape: Freckled Fawn, My Mind’s Eye; ink: Ranger; stamps: October Afternoon; pencils: Prismacolor; pens: Sharpie, Staedtler.

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TAG SKETCH

penny grimsley

BIBLE ART JOURNAL

texas {her blog}

“What I love about our hobby is that it continues to bring in more ways to creatively express ourselves. When I first saw the new Bible journaling craze, I was intrigued, but somewhat intimidated by all the doodling and pen art. When I saw this month’s tag sketch, I immediately thought, ‘That could work for Bible journaling!’ The washi tape let me express myself creatively, yet simply. I know I will get better at this as I go along, but I love how this one turned out. I am excited now to go dig back through the tag sketches and see how many of them I can adapt to Bible journaling.”

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TAG SKETCH

lynette jacobs

south africa {her blog}

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“I was inspired by the banners on the tag sketch. I initially wanted to do vertical banners but ended up using the vertical strips all the way down the page. This is a wonderful way of using up the scraps of patterned papers.”

Patterned papers: Fancy Pants; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Ice Kingdom font cut with Silhouette Cameo; stickers: My Mind’s Eye; chipboard: Little Yellow Bicycle, Blue Fern Studios; bling: Prima; brads: My Mind’s Eye, flowers: Prima; ink: Ranger, Colorbox; mists: Prima; gesso: Ranger; 3D gel medium: Prima; glass glitter: Prima; stencil: Prima; other: Silhouette Studio clip art.


Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; stickers: My Mind’s Eye; ink: Ranger; heart punch: Martha Stewart; other: ribbon, alpha stamps.

CARD SKETCH

diane iversen

missouri {her blog}

MASON JAR LABEL

“I changed the three pumpkins from the card sketch to hearts on this mason jar label. This was super easy to convert to a label by using a blackboard sticker as the background and adding a ‘sweet’ banner over the top.”

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CARD SKETCH

,moon lee

taiwan {her blog}

MINI-ALBUM COVER “I made this cover of a mini-album based on the card sketch. I rotated the sketch and made three similar elements of the travel theme to replace those pumpkins, and I do love how it turned out.�

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; chipboard: Pink Paislee; transparency: Studio Calico; other: Bind-it-all.


TAG SKETCH

tasha key

arkansas {her blog}

Patterned Paper: PhotoPlay; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Echo Park; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; punch: Fiskars; ink: Ranger.

CHRISTMAS PLAQUE “I've been on a home decor kick lately and once again the tag sketch proved to be the perfect jumping off point. This time with Christmas in mind.�

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TAG SKETCH

missy whidden florida {her blog}

CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT “I used the tag sketch to create this fun ornament for my daughter. I used patterned papers and washi tape to create the strips and her initial in place of the Christmas tree. I love that sketches are jumping off points for off-the-page projects.�

Patterned paper: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; wood veneer: Studio Calico; washi tape: Recollections; thread: Coats; mist: Heidi Swapp; mediums: Liquitex, Faber Castell; embossing powder: Recollections; embossing ink: Stampendous.


Stickers: Paper House Productions; stencil: Clearsnap; ribbon: May Arts; metal eyelets: We Are Memory Keepers; paint, gel medium: Earth Safe Finishes; glitter: Clearsnap; other: wooden door hanger.

TAG SKETCH

irit shalom

israel {her blog}

DOOR HANGER “I made an altered wooden door hanger and used just paint and stickers, with no paper added at all. The stickers were fine as those are a lot of stripes of holiday lights that can be used as the paper flags on the sketch.�

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CARD SKETCH

steffanie seiler oregon {her blog}

CANDLE WRAP “The linear central band on the card sketch led me to the idea of wrapping the design around a candle holder. I decided to stick with the fall theme and used burlap ribbon as a base for the pumpkins. A little twine and a button and there you have it. A fast and festive home decor item.� Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; twine: The Twinery; burlap ribbon: Creative Co-op; die-cut machine: Silhouette; other: button, candle holder, candle.


Cardstock: Canvas Home Brands; stickers: Paper House; metals: 7Gypsies; flowers: Prima; key: Recollections; wood: Prima; ink: Prima; mists: Prima, Tattered Angels; glitter: Prima; stamps: Deep Red Stamps; dies: DieNamites; adhesive: Xyron.

TAG SKETCH

erin reed

texas {her blog}

MIXED MEDIA ART “I took the idea of the tree (or a key in this case) and words across the front of the tag sketch as the focal point and added layers under it (all be it a ton of layers in this piece) for this mixed media piece.�

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WALL HANGING CARD SKETCH

irit shalom

israel {her blog}

“This is a wooden cross stitch hoop altered to a nice Christmas wall hanging/tree ornament using the card sketch. The only tool used here is scissors, to cut the rounded paper piece in the middle. The cardstock tree lights stickers are bendable and were added around the curved paper piece as borders. Easy to make project for or with kids.�

Patterned paper: Paper House Productions stickers: Paper House Productions; ribbon: May Arts; other: wooden hoop.


Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; twine: Doodlebug; ink: Ranger; diecut machine: Silhouette; other: gift bag, cardstock, rhinestones, star sequin.

CARD SKETCH

steffanie seiler oregon {her blog}

GIFT BAG “I altered the card sketch to make a small gift bag. Going with a Christmas theme, I swapped out the pumpkins for trees. I liked the look of them overlapping so moved them closer together and to the left. A few black rhinestones and a bit of twine added some subtle interest. I found this sketch to be really fun and easy to play with.�

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CARD SKETCH

erin reed

texas {her blog}

HOLIDAY PLACECARD “I used the idea of the pumpkin from the card sketch as an embellishment for the place card.”

Cardstock: Canvas Home Brands; stickers: Paper House; gems: BoBunny; twine: May Arts; ink: Prima; pen: Marvy; dies: DieNamites; plastic sign holder: Deflecto; adhesive: Xyron.


copy Patterned paper: Echo Park, Simple Stories; letter stickers: Simple Stories, Echo Park; stickers: Echo Park; corrugated numbers: Jillibean Soup; enamel dots: Doodlebug Design Inc., Eyelet Outlet; wood veneer: Studio Calico; ink: Ranger; paint: DecoArt; glitter glue: Ranger Stickles; other: cardstock, twine, thread, button.

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steffanie seiler oregon {her blog}

BIRTHDAY CARD “I used the tag sketch to make a card for my son's birthday. Besides some minor alterations in size, the most obvious change I made was to swap out the tree for a large circle instead. I followed the strip width pretty closely, adjusting the length as needed for the size of the card. These corrugated numbers from Jillibean Soup are some of my favorites. I altered them with paint and Stickles. End result: my son really liked it! This sketch was perfect for what I needed.�

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TAG SKETCH

jennie mcgarvey indiana {her blog}

BOOKMARK “I love creating fun useful items and this tag sketch was perfect for a bookmark I was planning on creating. The sketch was easy to alter to fit my needs and now I'm slipping this into a book that I'm giving as a gift.�

Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Scraptastic; cardstock: Recollections; fabric tag: Pinkfresh Studio; die-cut: Crate Paper.


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

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

• includes directions and color photo

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baby

sweet

with the create team

Of all the topics available for memory keeping, baby pages are often the most cherished. Photos of chubby cheeks and sweet smiles become instant treasures. We challenged the SG CREATE team to show off their best baby-themed layouts.

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“This is my lovely niece when she was about 10months old. The best way to keep her happy is to give her these yummy baby cookies.”

Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Teresa Collins; chipboard: American Crafts; mist: Heidi Swapp.

moon lee KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN

{ HER BLOG }


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“When my son was four months old we hung this hanging music mobile above his crib. He was totally mesmerized. I thought he looked a bit like a turtle because of the way he stretched his neck to see as much as possible. Of course I wanted to scrap this photo and what better collection to use for this than Imaginisce’s New Baby collection with all the adorable die-cuts and stickers. I used the numbers cut file to indicate his age at that time.”

monique liedtke smile DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS { HER BLOG }

Patterned paper: Imaginisce; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Imaginisce; buttons: Imaginisce; die-cuts: Imaginisce; twine: The Twinery; pen: K & Company, Pentel; ink: Ranger; stamp: Trodat; stapler: Tim Holtz.

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“When I received the My Mind’s Eye Sweetest Thing line I knew it would be perfect to scrap the photos of my two grandsons.”

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love you with all my heart

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; buttons: My Mind’s Eye; brads: My Mind’s Eye; crocheted doily: My Mind’s Eye; rub-ons: KaiserCraft; glitter: Doodlebug; title: Silhouette Cameo.

lynette jacobs PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA

{ HER BLOG }

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hello love Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Seven Paper; stickers: Pink Paislee; wood veneer: Crate Paper; tag: Pretty Little Studio; mist: Studio Calico, crystal drops: Tonic Studios; adhesive: ThermOWeb.

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“Using a combination of soft colors with a focus on pink helped me create a baby-themed layout. I like using non-themed papers like these from Crate Paper and Seven Paper because they are versatile enough to be used on this baby layout and the extras can go on a completely different non-baby layout.�

rebecca keppel GILBERT, ARIZONA

{ HER BLOG }


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“I made this babies layout with no kids products at all. I used the digital photo-added bubbles as my inspiration to make those huge bubbles over the patterned paper. The bubbles were made with a stencil, clear gel medium, and a lot of glitters.�

irit shalom REHOVOT, ISRAEL

{ HER BLOG }

sweet love Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; stickers: Paper House Productions; stencil: Tando Creative; mist: Tattered Angels; other: clear gel medium, glitter.

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dream Patterned paper: Teresa Collins, Fancy Pants; cardstock: Canvas Corp Brands; letter stickers: Teresa Collins; stickers: Paper House; washi tape: Teresa Collins; rub-ons: Paper House; sequins: Hazel & Ruby; ephemera: Prima; flowers: Prima; ink: Prima; mists: Tattered Angels, Prima; punch: Kreaxions; stencil: The Crafters Workshop; adhesive: Xyron

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Many, many layers of paper and a monochromatic color scheme for the backdrop for a pair of special photographs.

erin reed PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS

{ HER BLOG }


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“A baby theme is simple to carry out when you recently had a baby. My little man is now three, but I am still finishing up the many photos that were taken of his birth and infancy. The Simple Stories Hello Baby collection is one of my favorites and I am glad to have been able to use it for my son's book.�

stacia brandt fresh & new MANHEIM, PENNSYLVANIA

{ HER BLOG }

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Simple Stories; pen: Sakura; mist: Heidi Swapp; die-cuts: Simple Stories; gems: Queen & Co.

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“When I received the My Mind’s Eye Sweetest Thing line I knew it would be perfect to scrap the photos of my two grandsons.”

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every day is a blessing

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: My Mind’s Eye; buttons: My Mind’s Eye; brads: My Mind’s Eye; crocheted doily: My Mind’s Eye; rub-ons: KaiserCraft.

lynette jacobs PORT ELIZABETH, SOUTH AFRICA

{ HER BLOG }

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GirlPAGE Crazy KIT CLUB • exclusive monthly club designed by Debbie Sanders • patterned papers, cardstock, and embellishments to make two double-page girl-themed layouts

• includes two sketches and color photo

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generation Your local scrapbook store. Virtually.

MEMBERSHIP: $14.99 PER MONTH


special

holiday with the create team

Christmas. It’s the holiday that dominates the latter part of the year. Holiday decor. Gingerbread houses. Gifts and treats and time spent with those we love. We challenged the SG CREATE team to share how they document the colors and activities of the Christmas season.

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merry christmas Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; corrugate paper: Fancy Pants Designs; chipboard elements: Fancy Pants Designs; digital die-cutting machine and design: Silhouette cameo; border punch: EK Success; sequins: Fancy Pants Designs.

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“The single-page layout of my nieces captures the fun and love shared between the sisters. The corrugate paper adds dimension as well as interest to the design. Adding punched strips, digital die-cut elements, a few sequins and beads finishes the layout.�

glenda viljoen BENONI, SOUTH AFRICA

{ HER BLOG }


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“Scrapbooking Christmas is usually one of my least favorite subjects. I think it's due to the overwhelming volume of photos that there is to weed through. For this layout, I managed to find just a few photos that shared a commonality -- my two boys and their still-wrapped gifts. Pulling out just these few gave me a focus and made the idea of scrapbooking Christmas more enjoyable.�

steffanie seiler merry christmas PORTLAND, OREGON

{ HER BLOG }

Patterned paper: Fancy Pants; cardstock: Paper Accents; letter stickers: Fancy Pants; stickers: Fancy Pants; sequins: Queen & Co; doily: Wilton; washi tape: Bella Blvd; embroidery floss: Sullivans; ink: Ranger Distress Ink; mists: Heidi Swapp; punch: Fiskars; die-cut machine: Silhouette; sketch: Scrapbook Generation; other: wood veneer, cardstock.

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jingle all the way Patterned paper: Simple Stories; letter stickers: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; wood veneer: Simple Stories; chipboard: Simple Stories; die-cuts: Simple Stories; other: twine.

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“I chose the new Simple Stories Claus & Co to highlight our December fun. The journaling card I chose added the perfect bling to the page to make it a decidely Christmas page. Some enamel dots, stars, and strings of lights further carried my theme.�

wendy antenucci PALM BAY, FLORIDA

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“The Christmas theme was carried out by layering some Christmas paper to accent the pictures from decorating the Christmas tree. I also added some Christmas-themed embellishments to the layout.”

merry & bright

christy arthur

Patterned paper: Studio Calico, Crate Paper, October Afternoon; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: October Afternoon.

BATTLEFIELD, MISSOURI

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“Christmas is a great time of the year to create layouts that celebrate the festivities of the season. This double-page layout documents the table décor used at a previous Christmas lunch. The booklet includes other images, the menu and guests at the family occasion.”

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christmas

glenda viljoen

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: My Mind’s Eye; chipboard letters: Celebr8; ink: Ranger Archival Ink, Tim Holtz Distress Ink; mists: Ranger; stencil: Stampers Anonymous; border punch: EK Success; sequins: Hazel & Ruby; other: tulle, beads, paper doily.

BENONI, SOUTH AFRICA

{ HER BLOG }

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santa’s naughty list Patterned paper: Simple Stories, Bella Blvd; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Bella Blvd, Colorbok; chipboard: Simple Stories, Heidi Swapp, Blue Fern; wood veneer: Studio Calico; washi tape: Doodlebug; tags: Jenni Bowlin, KaiserCraft; clip: Evalicious; flair: Chic Tags; metal star confetti: Michaels; twine: Walmart.

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“Every year we take photos of Nathan and Lauren hamming it up in Santa hats. They usually mess around and try to annoy each other during the photo shoot.”

heather robertson ANCHORAGE, ALASKA

{ HER BLOG }


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"I love making holiday layouts, so this Christmas theme was perfect for me. I chose to use BoBunny's bright Christmas line and I love how the colors match my photo."

merry christmas

lindsey amschler

Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: American Crafts; die-cuts: BoBunny; chipboard: Echo Park, Simple Stories; buttons: Bo Bunny; sequins: We R Memory Keepers; ink: Ranger; pen: Wink of Stella, Uniball Signo.

SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

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merry christmas

Patterned paper: KaiserCraft; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; stickers: KaiserCraft; enamel Dots: Freckled Fawn; decofoil: ThermOWeb; snowflake Die: Maya Road; adhesives: ThermOWeb.

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"I like to scrap the Christmas card that we send out each year, because the dogs are usually hilarious. This is the one from last year. The bottom part was on the back of the card and I had to include it on the layout! I used DecoFoil on a few of the snowflakes to make them shine."

katrina hunt SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI

{ HER BLOG }


CREATE TEAM

“I decided to take a trip down memory lane for this layout and pulled an old photo of my brother and I in 1988. For some reason I struggle with Christmas scrapbooking so it was hard to choose my photo and supplies, but once I saw the cute Santa in the My Mind’s Eye die-cut pack, the page started to come together. I used a clear Wink of Stella pen to give Santa a little bit of snow like shimmer on his hat and coat. Then I used some silver glitter Thickers and enamel dots to add a touch more sparkle to document an old Christmas memory.”

colleen o’keefe christmas throwback RACINE, WISCONSIN

{ HER BLOG }

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; letter sStickers: American Crafts; stickers: My Mind’s Eye; photo corners: Teresa Collins; die-cuts: My Mind’s Eye; bow: My Mind’s Eye; enamel dots: Simple Stories, BasicGrey; distress ink: Ranger; glitter pen: Wink of Stella; date stamp: October Afternoon.

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“I didn't have any matching embellishments to go with the Me & My Big Ideas paper I used for this layout. To further carry out the Christmas theme, I cut out several tags from another sheet of paper in the pad, and used them to anchor my small clusters. I'm really happy with the completed layout.�

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‘tis the season julie mowen

Patterned paper: Me & My Big Ideas; glitter paper: American Crafts; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; chipboard snowflakes: Freckled Fawn; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; mist: Ranger; punches: EK Success, Fiskars; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

{ HER BLOG }

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all i want for christmas Patterned paper: Paper House, Canvas Home Brands; cardstock: Canvas Home Brands; stickers: Paper House; ink: Prima; pen: Tombow; mists: Tattered Angels; adhesive: Xyron.

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Erin used triangle shapes and some cute stickers to create a unique Christmas banner for her layout featuring a family photo strip.

erin reed PFLUGERVILLE, TEXAS

{ HER BLOG }


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“In the photo you can see my daughter and her Dutch friends taking part in a Christmas parade with all the other foreign exchange students. I used Doodlebug’s Sugarplums collection to scrap this photo because of the awesome designs and colors. I’m a huge fan of bright and happy colors and I thought these papers were perfect for this photo.”

monique liedtke ‘tis the season DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS

{ HER BLOG }

Patterned paper: Doodlebug; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Doodlebug; enamel dots: Doodlebug; die-cuts: Doodlebug Design; pen: K & Company.

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“I used Christmas coloured papers in cream, red and green, but not specifically designed for Christmas. The paper gives a Christmas feel but does not overwhlem with theme specific designs. I added my own spin onto this festive layout and supported the theme using festive stamps, embossing, a title and the beautiful golf die-cut wreath. Christmas to me is what is in your heart and soul and not about all the embellishments anyways so this layout is just perfect to me. I loved creating this layout!�


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christmas jowilna nolte

Patterned paper: 7Gypsies, Lady Pattern Paper; cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill; tag: 7Gypsies; ink: Tsukineko; embossing powder: Tsukineko; stamps: Kaisercraft, DoCrafts; punch: Martha Stewart; die-cut: Memory Box, Silhouette; stencil: The Crafters Workshop; embossing paste: Reeves; other: Diamante, embroidery thread, buttons.

HARTBEESPOORT, SOUTH AFRICA

{ HER BLOG }

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my first christmas Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; stickers: Fancy Pants Designs; die-cuts: Fancy Pants Designs, Maya Road, Pink Paislee, BoBunny; paper bag: Fancy Pants Designs; pocket: Fancy Pants Designs; tags: Fancy Pants Designs; chipboard: Maya Road; flair: Paper Chic; cabochon: Webster's Pages; ink: Ranger; paint: Ranger, Tattered Angels; stamp: American Crafts; other: wood veneer.

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“I chose Christmas for my theme layout and created a memory for the first Christmas of my baby. I used a cute label from her tunic as a title.�

victoria freze ODESSA, UKRAINE

{ HER BLOG }


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“Christmas layouts are always so fun to do. Especially with all of the bright and fun collections that can be found each year. This was a perfect assignment to capture my son's first time sprinkling reindeer food on Christmas Eve.”

sprinkling reindeer food tasha key JONESBORO, ARKANSAS

Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts, Basic Grey; stickers: Bella Blvd, October Afternoon; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; brads: October Afternoon; twine: Lawn Fawn; ink: Hero Arts; stamps: Elle's Studio, American Crafts; punches: We R Memory Keepers.

{ HER BLOG }

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SKETCHES FOR CHRISTMAS

• 24 Christmas-themed double-page layout sketches by Allison Davis & Debbie Sanders


best-seller from Scrapbook Generation! • Color layout samples for each sketch by Allison Davis, Debbie Sanders, Suzanna Lee, & Lindsey Amschler • Available in two popular formats: traditional spiralbound print book, or downloadable ebook

AVAILABLE NOW at scrapbookgeneration.com


there’s always something fun and fresh at scrapbookgeneration.com


contest

winners with the create team

At the recent SA Scrapbook Convention, Glenda Viljoen’s event participants used the September CREATE sketch by Debbie Sanders in a sketch challenge competition. The three top layouts, following judging, are shared here for CREATE readers.

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FIRST PLACE LAYOUT

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music: what feelings sound like rolien van vuuren

Patterned paper: Ruby Rock-It; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Echo Park; chipboard: Celebr8; ink and mists: Ranger; texture paste: Ranger; stencil: Tim Holtz; flowers: Petaloo.

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RUNNER-UP LAYOUT

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imagine bertha pienaar

Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; chipboard: Celebr8; stickers; idea-ology Tim Holtz; ink, mist and stain: Ranger; texture paste: Ranger; mask: Celebr8; glitter glue: Ranger; flowers: Petaloo and other; jewels: BoBunny; other: key charm.

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RUNNER-UP LAYOUT

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with love moira gilowey

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; cardstock: Bazzill Basics; chipboard: Celebr8; ink: Ranger; paint: Ranger; gesso and texture paste: Dala; other: pink pearls, brads, twine, lace, pins, doily.

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why

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


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. Sixth stop, Hayward, California, where Lisa Dones shares her style, budget, scrap space, and more with CREATE readers.

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Meet Lisa Marie Dones, a 50-year-old preschool administrative assistant in Hayward, California. She has agreed to give us an inside look at how scrapbooking impacts her life.

How and when did you get started scrapbooking? Sixteen years ago my sister tricked me into attending a home party scrapbook gathering. I was reluctant to start a hobby with two young boys at home, but once I realized I would be looking at their cute faces more often I was hooked!

Describe your scrap space? I am lucky enough to have a room dedicated to my hobby. I was able to design it to be most workable for me. I like everything neat, tidy, organized, within reach, visible and accessible. Reorganizing is a popular activity for organize-obsessed people like me, so I am always on the lookout for a new better solution. I like to use storage containers that are easy to travel with as I attend several scrapbook retreats each year.

Time spent scrapbooking? I spend a minimum of one-two hours a week being crafty in some capacity. Busy family life often keeps me from having more time to scrapbook, but as I always say if I wasn’t busy with life I wouldn’t take pictures therefore I would have nothing to scrapbook!


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What are your best organizational tips? I keep like items together, organized by color and/or theme. I use containers that make the supplies visible. If you can see them you are more apt to use them.

How do you describe your style? I have always said that I have a black and white, square personality and that certainly comes through in my work. I like to keep my layouts about the photos and the story that they tell. I scrapbook events that are often four-six double page layouts so I try to decide on a style and carry it through the entire event. I remember the first time I stumbled upon a Scrapbook Generation sketch online I was drawn to it like a moth to a flame because of the use of 4x6 photos with the layouts containing simple clean lines.

Do you have a set budget for scrapbooking? I do not. Sadly there are not enough local scrapbook stores to shop at. I rely on my Scrapbook Generation club kits for the majority of my supplies as far as paper and basic embellishments go. I love that they always contain the latest releases. I do some online shopping when time allows.

Where do you get your inspiration? I follow many of my favorite manufacturer’s blogs to see new products. I also like SG sketchbooks and CREATE magazine, online paper crafting sites, and the latest design and color trends showcased in retail stores, design and home magazines.

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Advice for finding more time to scrapbook? My secret for carving out time is a five-step program. 1. Make a plan 2. Commit to it 3. Involve a friend 4. Follow through 5. Be productive during this time.

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Is there a social aspect to your hobby? I have a group of friends that share my love of paper crafting. We call ourselves the Lollipop Croppers and have been together for about 15 years. We get together to scrap, have been on a cruise, traveled to other states to visit stores‌ including Scrapbook Generation in Missouri, and hosted charity events all in the name of scrapbooking. The last few years we have attended many getaways hosted by Scrapbook U Creates.

What does this hobby mean to your life? In my family I am known as the one with the camera. I like to say that if not for me, my camera and my scrapbooks, years from now no one would ever know we lived! For me scrapbooking is such a worthwhile and meaningful hobby. I love that I am chronicling my family life. I pour lots of love into my layouts and I get a great deal of enjoyment from sharing my work. Anytime you can honor your elders and celebrate the young people in life with pretty papers it is a good thing!

What are your thoughts on scrapbooking? The paper crafting and especially the scrapbooking industry has weathered a few storms over the years, with many store fronts closing and online stores seeing great success. I am a fan of both options, but there is nothing like seeing product in person and being able to feel the quality of the supplies. I see a new passion for all things paper related. I myself am quickly falling for the latest life planner trend. I recently purchased one and I’m enjoying the best of both worlds...being organized and crafty.

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Design or technique? I love looking for the perfect colors and designs to showcase the event I am scrapbooking. When I am starting a new layout or series of layouts I go through my supplies and gather everything that may work together. Having everything visible allows me to be inspired by my choices.


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why

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


readers

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

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my baseball idol BY DEVRA HUNT (REDMOND, WASHINGTON)

GALLERY

Patterned paper: Doodlebug; cardstock: Bazzill; die-cuts, stickers, letter stickers, enamel shapes: Doodlebug; pen: EK Success.

just be you BY BEV CODE (CANADA)

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Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers, puffy stickers: Paper House; markers: Copic; other: cardstock.


dolphin encounter BY MATHILDA HOLLINGWORTH (SOUTH AFRICA) Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp, Studio Calico; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts, Echo Park, KaiserCraft; flair: Studio Calico.

our family BY CORRINA COLQUHOUN (CANADA) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; brads: Simple Stories; wood veneer: Fancy Pants; flowers: Recollections.

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christmas memories

by CHristiNe meyer (milForD, illiNois)

patterned paper: paper House productions; cardstock: Coredinations; stickers: paper House productios; enamel dots: recollections.

thankful

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by amy roller (sparta, missouri)

patterned paper: echo park, simple stories: embellishments: simple stories.


let’s fish

by matHilDa HolliNgWortH (soutH aFriCa)

patterned paper: Carta bella, studio Calico, my mind’s eye, american Crafts, basicgrey; stickers, embellishments: studio Calico; other: cardstock.

smash cake

by Carol burger (Namibia)

patterned paper: Fancy pants, authentique; cardstock: american Crafts; other: letter stickers, twine, pearls.

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adorable mila

by esther oosthiuzen (south afriCa)

patterned paper: echo park; cardstock: bazzill; stickers: echo park; foam letters: horizon Group; fabric trim: Michael’s; mist: studio Calico; stamp: studio Calico; ink: ranger; other: doily.

embrace life

by renee white (pine bluff, arkansas)

patterned paper: american Crafts; cardstock: american Crafts; enamel dots: prima; ink: ranger; pen: schneider; stencil: Magenta; punch: fiskars.

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buzz meets harry

by devra hunt (redMond, washinGton)

patterned paper: doodlebug; cardstock: bazzill; doily, stickers, die-cuts, washi tape, letter stickers, enamel shapes: doodlebug; mist: heidi swapp, tattered angels; pen: ek success.

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remember this moment

by gioRgia RoSSini (italy

Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; wood veneer: Studio calico, Kaisercraft; embellishments: Scrapberry’s.

let it snow

by bev code (canada)

Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; puffy stickers: Paper House, SRM Stickers.

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merry & bright

by cHRiStine MeyeR (MilfoRd, illinoiS)

Patterned paper: Paper House Productsion; stickers: Paper House Productions; diecuts: Paper House Productions; other: sequins.

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rainbow village BY LAURA WOLF (TAIWAN) Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup, Carta Bella, Echo Park; letter stickers: American Crafts; ink: Memento; flowers, sequins: Cais; embroidery floss: DMC.

happy girl MICHELLE NAJOUR (MOUNTAIN HOUSE, CALIFORNIA) Patterned paper: Simple Stories, Pink Paislee; stickers: Simple Stories; brads, enamel dots: Simple Stories; dies: Heidi Swapp, Tim Holtz; Echo Park.

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thankful BY LEE-ANNE THORNTON (CANADA) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; chipboard: Simple Stories; enamel dots: Simple Stories; flair: A Flair for Buttons.

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too cute to spook

by CoRRina ColquHoun (CanaDa)

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: bazzill; embroidery floss: we R Memory keepers.

what a cute girl

by kate lai (taiwan)

Patterned paper: teresa Collins; cardstock: american Crafts; chipboard: Crate Paper, american Crafts, Heidi Swapp; enamel dots: Doodlebug; sewing tool: we R Memory keepers; die: My Favorite things; other: wood veneer.

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merry christmas by CatHy lu (taiwan)

Patterned paper: imaginisce, Die Cuts with a View; cardstock: Hobby Fun; chipboard: american Crafts, My Mind’s eye; die: Spellbinders; other: message stones, buttons.

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enjoy the game

by hannah zheng (taiwan)

patterned paper: echo park paper; cardstock: american Crafts; letter stickers: echo park paper; arrow: american Crafts.

1 mummy

by amy roller (sparta, missouri)

patterned paper: bella blvd, simple stories, echo park; letter stickers: american Crafts, Doodlebug; enamel dots: recollections; dies: momenta; stamp: recollections.

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picnic

by rainny yang (taiwan)

patterned paper: american Crafts; letters: Fancy pants; washi tape: JeanCard; sprinkles: simple stories; embellishments: scrapberry’s.

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bev code

Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; ink: Ranger; other: cardstock, bling.

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christine meyer

Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; cardstock: Coredinations; stickers: Paper House Productions; die-cuts: Paper House; enamel dots: Teresa Collins.


esther oosthiuzen

Patterned paper: Echo Park; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Echo Park; foam letters: Horizon Group; chalk: Tsukineko; fabric trim: Michael’s; ink: Ranger; mist: Studio Calico; stamp: Studio Calico.

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bev code

Patterned paper: Paper House; puffy stickers: Paper House; circle cutter: Kreaxions; other: doily, bling.

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karen s

Patterned paper: Paper Ho House; die-cuts: Paper Ho Uchida; pen: Sakura; other


sessions

ouse; puffy stickers: Paper ouse; punches: Marvy r: chipboard letters.

esther oosthiuzen

Patterned paper: Echo Park; stickers: Echo Park; stamps: My Mind’s Eye, KaiserCraft; mist: Enmarc; ink: Tsukineko; dies: XCut; other: washi tape, cardstock, pearls, lace, gauze, vellum, flair.

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karen sessions

Patterned paper: Paper House; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; embossing folder: Tattered Lace; other: doily, gems, butterfly.

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amy roller

Patterned paper: Simple Stories, Echo Park; embellishments: Simple Stories; die: Spellbinders.

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bev code

Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House, SRM Stickers; ink: Ranger; other: cardstock, ribbon.

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karen sessions

Patterned paper: Paper House; die-cuts: Paper House; puffy sticker: Paper House; other: cardstock, ribbon.


bev code

Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House, SRM Stickers; ink: Ranger; other: cardstock, ribbon.

amy roller

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye.

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esther oosthiuzen

Patterned paper: Echo Park; stickers: Echo Park; chalk: Tsukineko; brads: Echo Park; other: cardstock, paper straw.

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karen se

Patterned paper: Pape House; puffy sticker: P ribbon, gems, beads.


essions

er House; die-cuts: Paper Paper House; other: cardstock,

esther oosthiuzen

Patterned paper: Echo Park; cardstock: Bazzill; stamps: Teresa Collins, Studio Calico; chalk: Tsukineko; ink: Ranger; other: washi tape, ribbon, twine.

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CREATE: Issue 17, November 2015  

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

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