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ISSUE 2 - FEBRUARY 2014

four fun & free sketches inspiration: My Mind’s Eye 156 lovely design ideas


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lideath fe and

a letter from the editor

Nine days after we published the first issue of CREATE, my 16-year-old grandson died. Two months before, while deer hunting with friends, he was shot in the arm. It was a devastating injury, leaving him with a gaping hole in his upper arm. In mid-January, he had recovered enough for a skin graft, and was doing physical therapy to regain movement in his fingers. He was thrilled to finally go back to school. A week later, he died in his sleep, apparently from complications from the injury. We were blindsided. We thought he was out of danger. Sometimes, we wish we could hurry life along. We want to know what's on the next page. But I think I'm happy with the way things are. I don't want to know the future. Four months ago, I'm glad I didn't know that the photos I was taking of him covered in mud after a football game would end up as part of the slide show at his visitation. Three months ago, I'm glad I didn't know that one of the

shirts I was giving him for his sixteenth birthday would be the shirt he was buried in. One month ago, I'm glad I didn't know that while I was listening to his excitement about spring music contest, I would soon be watching his choir director cry beside his casket. On Thanksgiving, I knew Wyatt was having a hard time with the pain and recovery. I sent him this text: "I know things are rough for you right now, but it will get better. You have a lot of people who care about you and will be giving thanks today that you are still in their lives. Hang in there! Love you." I don't know when I'll be able to delete his reply: "Thanks for that. It made me smile. Love you too."

Debbie Sanders

WYATT HURT

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contents FEBRUARY 2014

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Sketch Support

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My Mind’s Eye

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Design expert Allison Davis shows how to get five distinctive looks from her free one-page sketch for February.

Design team members of this popular company share their talent, using four free SG sketches to make 21 gorgeous projects.

Mighty Mini

Yes. Mini-albums are small. But Lindsey Amschler knows how to pack big style and enjoyment into that tiny package.

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Paper Magic

Technique guru Tammy Tutterow has a step-by-step way (both simple and doable) to create paper transfers.

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An App For That

With so many photo apps out there, Katrina Hunt gives practical advice about the best and easiest.

8 party time • 12 circle punches • 44 it’s about time • 126 anything cards • 133 heart b


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Team Challenge

Local Talent

Scrapbook Generation customer Amy Henbest shares her favorite projects and her feelings about papercrafting.

SG’s talented CREATE team takes on color and design, then shows how to repurpose a simple sketch into just about anything.

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Checklists

Former writing teacher and journalist Debbie Sanders offers tips for fun, effective, and heartfelt scrapbook journaling.

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Readers Gallery

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

background tutorial • 233 submissions instructions • 236 the great divide • 238 quote this


create scrapbook generation’s

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF debbie sanders SKETCH ARTISTS

allison davis & debbie sanders CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

ON THE COVER MY SWEETHEART by Allison Davis

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; alphabets: American Crafts; enamel hearts, heart sticker, chipboard heart, word stickers: My Mind’s Eye; heart punches: Recollections, EK Success; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox.

............................ Scrapbook Generation’s CREATE is published monthly by Scrapbook Generation, Inc. and is available as a free download.

Contact us at: 330 E Battlefield, Suites B & C Springfield, MO 65807 417-886-0440

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

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

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

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

allison davis, katrina hunt, tammy tutterow

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY stacey atchley

ADVERTISING karin rush

CREATE TEAM christy arthur lindsey amschler stacey atchley ruth bonser allison davis katrina hunt noey hunt lynette jacobs jennie mcgarvey julie mowen karin rush debbie sanders steffanie seiler nikki sivils


party time by Lindsey Amschler

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Gift bag - patterned paper, stickers, die-cuts, enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; doily: Wilton; flowers: Prima, I Am Roses; punch: Martha Stewart; glitter: Ranger; ink: Ranger; other: paper straw, pipe cleaner. Card - patterned paper, stickers, die-cuts, enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Bazzill; doily: Wilton; flowers: Prima, I Am Roses; glitter: Ranger; punch: Martha Stewart: ribbon: Hug Snug. Candy container - patterned paper, stickers, die-cuts: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Bazzill; flowers: Prima, I Am Roses; punch: Martha Stewart; ribbon: Hug Snug; ink: Ranger.


• Gift bag: After adding an oversized heart, embellish the gift bag with patterned papers and an arrow, so fun and trendy right now. Easily create a custom arrow by adding heart- and chevron-shaped die-cuts. Finish by adding a pipe cleaner handle and glitter glue accents. • Card: Show a loved one or friend just how much you care this season by creating a card with lots of layers and details. Embellish the patterned papers with ephemera, flowers, and finish with glitter glue accents. • Candy container: Take an empty washi tape container (like this one from My Mind’s Eye) and upcycle it into an easy and stylish present by adding patterned paper and embellishments. Fill with your favorite Valentine’s candies or a small gift, then add a few decorations to the lid.


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Six monthly kit clubs. • Super Sketch Club

Our most popular club. Materials and sketches to make five double-page layouts each month, with the option to make two additional coordinating layouts and purchase an add-on embellishment.

• Generation Page Kit Club Themed or seasonal double-page layout.

• Generation Card Kit Club Four-six themed or seasonal cards.

• Allison Davis Page Kit Club Double-page layout with general themes.

• Boy Crazy Page Kit Club Boy-themed double-page layout.

• Girl Crazy Page Kit Club Girl-themed double-page layout.

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let ’s go ‘round in

circles with lindsey amschler, katrina hunt, and allison davis

It doesn’t get more basic than a plain jane circle punch. But who says this staple of papercrafting tool kits everywhere has to be dull and old school. Check out the cute circle-worthy techniques our trio of designers has come up with to help make the most of this indispensable product.

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circle punches

Inserting a strip of paper in the punch from the bottom lets you round the end of a strip of paper.

Project 1 - Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: American Crafts; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; ribbon: Hug Snug; flower: I Am Roses; ink: Ranger; punches: Marvy Uchida, Martha Stewart. Project 2 - Patterned paper: Authentique; cardstock: American Crafts; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; doily: Wilton; flower: I Am Roses: ink: Ranger; pen: Uniball. Project 3 - Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; chipboard: My Mind’s Eye; flower stem: Doodlebug Pixie Stick.


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Make whimsical flowers by layering punched and distressed circles. Add fun touches like enamel dots and bright stems.

Create “candy� by punching circles from contrasting papers. Mark the center of one and hand-draw curves from the outside in. Cut the segments apart and adhere to the other circle.

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katrina hunt

circle punches

Starting at the bottom, layer punched circles for the entire background of a card...or layout, or a variety of papercrafting products.

Project 4 -- Patterned paper: American Crafts; cardstock: WorldWin Papers; title card: American Crafts; punch: EK Success. Project 5 -- Patterned paper: Crate Paper; tag: Staples; twine: The Twinery; punch: EK Success. Project 6-- Patterned paper: Pebbles; letter stickers: Jenni Bowlin; twine: May Arts; punch: EK Success.

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Punching circles inside of other circles -- the life preserver effect -is smooth sailing. Make them uniform. Make them a little uneven and jaunty. Either way, it’s a versatile technique.

Liven up a 4x3 pocket page journaling card by folding punched circles in half to form banner shapes. Add some twine and...instant banner.

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circle punches

Punch along the top of a strip to create waves, then layer the strips with foam adhesive. Use one circle punch, or try a few in different sizes.

Project 7 -- Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; alphabet stickers: Lily Bee Design, My Mind’s Eye; chipboard anchor: My Mind’s Eye; twine: My Mind’s Eye; circle punch: Marvy Uchida; ink: Colorbox. Project 8 -- Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Bazzill; word stickers: My Mind’s Eye; circle punches: Marvy Uchida, Recollections; ink: Colorbox. Project 9 -- Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; word stickers: My Mind’s Eye; circle punches: Marvy Uchida, Fiskars; twine: My Mind’s Eye; ink: Colorbox.


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Layer two different sizes of circles with foam adhesive to create balloons. Complete the look of a balloon by adding a small triangle to the circle’s bottom end, and twine for the balloon string.

Use a circle punch to create eye-catching banners made with both full and half circles. Try mixing up different sizes of punched circles, too!

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

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

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• Background panels: 11 x 10” • Horizontal strips: 12 x 4-3/4”

• Large horizontal strip the page

• Striped strips: 12 x 1/4”

• 2x2 photo mat is abo

• 2x2 photo mat: 6-1/2 x 2-3/4”

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• Journaling block: 2-1/4 x 3”

• Dotted lines indicate

• Journaling circle: 1-1/2” • Title block: 3-1/2 x 2-1/4” • Large banners: 2-3/4 x 3” • Small banners, from left, all 1” wide: 2-1/4”, 2-1/2”, 2”

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™ A sampling of items in the Allison Davis love bundle

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

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sketch

support by allison davis

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

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sketch support from allison davis

At first glance, the five layouts below have nothing in common. But look closer, and you’ll discover they have everything in common. Allison Davis is ready to take you on a tour of her creative process, using the free sketch she designed for this issue. You’ll learn how she switches up backgrounds, changes photo size and orientation, flips the sketch, and even transforms a two-page sketch into a one-page layout.

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sketch by allison davis

Allison Davis has written articles for Creating Keepsakes, and been a CK Dream Team member, hall of Fame member, and 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 is the author of 13 bestselling sketch books. 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. her work at SG includes designing monthly kits and clubs. ALLISoN’S BLoG: www.allisonrdavis.blogspot.com


allison davis

SKETCH VARIATION #1

my sweetheart BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye, Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; alphabets: American Crafts; enamel hearts: My Mind's Eye; heart stickers: My Mind's Eye; heart punches: Recollections, EK Success; chipboard heart: My Mind's Eye; word stickers: My Mind's Eye; computer font: Penelope Anne; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink.

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I had been wanting to try the ombre look, and this sketch turned into the perfect chance to do that. It takes more time to choose papers, but it is worth it, in my opinion!�

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SKETCH VARIATION #1

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I moved the journaling strips to the left of the page near the title. With the larger picture I had more room available near the title.

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I used a mix of two different sizes of hearts to create the rows of hearts. I love the look of the smaller hearts but they can take a long time to arrange and adhere. By only doing a few rows of smaller hearts and using some larger hearts for the other rows I cut down a lot of time while still getting the same design as the sketch.


TITLE T I T LE

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one-page sketch fun

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sketch support from allison davis

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I used a large (5x7) photo in place of the two smaller (3x5) photos. It might not be the exact measurements of the two 3x5’s together, but it's close enough that I didn't need to make any major adjustments. Love using small accent photos, so I added a small 2x2 photo to the left of the picture. They are so easy to add to practically any design without having to move things around to make more room.

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I moved the strips behind the photos to the outer edges of the background piece. Since I used larger hearts for most of the rows, there aren't as many rows and I didn't want to cover them up with the strips. I wanted to make sure I kept the strips though, to help add in more colors and tie the whole color scheme of the layout together.

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SKETCH VARIATION #2

daddy’s little helper BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper, Jillibean Soup, My Mind's Eye; cardstock: Bazzill; alphabet stickers: BasicGrey; foam and chipboard alphabets: American Crafts; tool stickers: EK Success; tire sticker: EK Success; screw stickers: My Mind's Eye; tire mark stickers: EK Success; paint: Ranger; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; font: Century Gothic.

It was easy to transform the rows of hearts to simple strips. The patterned paper strips ended up giving the page a casual, boyish look, which was just what I wanted for these photos.”

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In an effort to simplify the background pieces I used strips of patterned paper in place of the rows of hearts. I arranged them in the same way and also tried to keep them close to the same size of each row to get the same look but with half the time involved. I stitched on the strips as it is on the sketch and added in some tire mark stickers to fit the theme of my layout.

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I removed the strips of paper behind the photos. Since I converted the rows of hearts into strips, adding more strips would have just blended into the design.


TITLE T I T LE

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one-page sketch fun

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sketch support from allison davis

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I added more photos by creating a photo block of one 6x4 photo and two 3x3 photos to use in place of the two 3x5 photos. The block is larger than the two 3x5 photos on the sketch, but they are close enough that I didn't have to make any major changes to the sketch. I added a small 2x2 photo to the upper left of the photo block. I had one more photo I wanted to sneak in there!

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I moved the journaling to the side of the photos and made the strips slightly smaller to fit in that space. I love using journaling strips on my layouts because you can "wrap" them around elements on the page to make them fit where you need them!

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allison davis

SKETCH VARIATION #3

blowing kisses BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; alphabet stickers: Simple Stories; foam alphabets: American Crafts; wooden arrow: Studio Calico; corrugated arrows: Jillibean Soup; chipboard arrow: Simple Stories: brad: Simple Stories; word stickers: Simple Stories; heart punches: Recollections, Martha Stewart; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic.

As you can see, I love to handstitch on my layouts. It takes a ton of time, but when I have special photos like these, I don’t mind spending the extra time to create a special backdrop.”

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For this layout I took everything on the background (rows of hearts, the strips, the background) and combined them into one idea. I used 1" squares to create a background in place of all those elements. To finish the look I added handstitching and a few small hearts to some squares. Aside from the stitching, this was a great way to simplify the background but still use a lot of different patterns and colors.

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I kept embellishments to a minimum with this layout. Most embellishments would have gotten lost in all those squares with so many patterns and colors!


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sketch support from allison davis

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I added an extra 2x2 photo to the bottom of the two 3x5 photos. Since I didn't have strips on the background and didn't have to worry about covering those up, I had room for another accent photo.

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SKETCH VARIATION #4


can we go to grandma’s house? BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; foam alphabet: American Crafts; alphabet stickers: Echo Park Paper (go, to, house?), BasicGrey (grandma's); stickers: Echo Park Paper; hearts punches: Recollections, Martha Stewart; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: Century Gothic.

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SKETCH VARIATION #4

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I had a lot more photos that I wanted to include so I stretched this onepage sketch into a two-page layout. There are so many ways to make a one-page sketch work as a two-page layout! I decided to stretch the design to fit two pages by using larger pieces of paper.

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I used much larger hearts for the rows on this layout. Since I stretched the layout to two pages, I had a lot more space to fill. This made it much easier to construct! I still followed the same general design, it's just on a larger scale.

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I moved the strips behind the photos on the sketch to the sides of the background piece. I also made them larger and added a few more. With a two-page layout I had lots of open space for adding in more paper!

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I used all 4x6 photos in place of the photos on the sketch. Since I stretched to a two-page layout I had much more room for photos. On the left page, I followed the same design as the sketch. On the right page I went with a simple design and arranged the three photos in a straight line across the page.


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SKETCH VARIATION #5


outdoor adventure BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Echo Park; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; template: Crafter's Workshop; embroidery floss: DMC; washi tape: American Crafts.

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A super easy way to stretch a one-page sketch into a two-page layout is to add a large photo block on one side/page of the layout. On the left page I kept the one-page design generally the same as it is on the sketch. On part of the left and most of the right page I created a large photo block that stretches from top to bottom of the layout.

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In place of the background piece, the rows of hearts, and the strips of paper, I used a template to create a fun background. To make the background I used a combination of patterned paper, stitching, and arrows. While it looks like a complicated design, the template made it so easy!


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I used two 3x4 photos in place of the two 3x5 photos on the sketch. After all that work on the background I wanted a lot of it to show! Plus, the photos are kind of dull color-wise and I wanted a lot of the fun, bright colors in the papers to help liven up the layout.

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I moved the journaling to an open space in the large photo block. Again, I wanted as much of the patterned papers to show as possible!


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time

it’s about

by debbie sanders

It seems that time is more often my enemy than my friend. Sometimes I reach the end of a day, and have no idea where the hours have gone. Like many of you, my scrapbook time seems more like a skimpy diet dish than the loaded banquet plate I would prefer. For me, it’s all about time.

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THE ONE-HOUR LAYOUT


HOW IT WORKS FOR ME... I almost always reach for a sketch when I’m ready to scrapbook. To me, measurements and proportion and placement on a layout are important. I don’t like guessing, and I don’t like cutting paper several times until I get it right! For the layout here, I used the two-page sketch I designed for this issue, and followed it closely. My other proven time-saver is using supplies from the same collection (like Lost & Found Record It! by My Mind’s Eye, above). Once you’ve selected the papers and have gathered your embellishments, it’s just a simple matter of following the sketch for quick success.

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THE THREE-HOUR LAYOUT

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HOW I SPENT MY TIME... Identical papers, identical photos, but a huge difference in time spent crafting. One area that took a huge amount of time was the handstitching. While I love the look, I reserve it for special layouts because of the time involved. The other area was creating the hearts. I used several simple techniques. They included punching a heart and then stamping it with a swirled image and accenting with glitter glue; coating punched hearts with one-step clear crackle paint; adding a portion of a larger pearl flourish to a punched heart; creating layered hearts by using punched shapes in two sizes.

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embellishment

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journaling

QUICK: Embellish with punched hearts, and a layered sticker from an embellishment pack, top.

QUICK: Use a title die-cut from a chipboard die-cut sheet; add a few sticker phrases and purchased banners, top.

QUICK: Choose a journaling card a

CUSTOM: Make punched layered hearts, embellish with stamps, glitter glue, pearl flourishes, and finish some with rock candy crackle paint, bottom.

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CUSTOM: Choose large letter stickers and mix with smaller word stickers, adding a personal touch with heart jewels, bottom.

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CUSTOM: Trim a p pocket, punch a edge in coordina stamp a journalin embellish with a p layered heart, bo

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QUICK: Wrap twine around mat and tie a bow, top.

QUICK: All items are pre-made or punched from the same collection, top.

pre-made a notebook ating paper, ng shape, and punched ottom.

CUSTOM: Using a stitching template, punch a swirled design that laps over the photos and mat, stitch with a simple backstitch, top with a ribbon bow, bottom.

CUSTOM: Most items are chosen from random items in a stash, or created by cutting, punching, stamping, painting, stitching, or layering, bottom.

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DEBBIE’S TIP #1 Although the sketch shows stitching in the top banner area, I made an easy substitution. I split an arrow die-cut from the ephemera pack into two parts, giving it the illusion of length. It serves the same purpose, drawing the eye into the page.

DEBBIE’S TIP #2 This collection by My Mind’s Eye is one of the smaller ones they produce, as far as number of 12x12 papers. Because of that, it was important to analyze my paper choices before I did any cutting at all. I loved the pink dotted paper, and decided that the best place for it would be as the “border” for the rest of the layout. That way, you get to enjoy the color, but you don’t lose the impact of the photos. I also chose the most neutral papers for the large banners, so that all the colorful hearts would be spotlighted.

DEBBIE’S TIP #3 The photos I wanted to use had beautiful color, but once I noticed the vintage tan and brown shades on some of the papers and embellishments I planned to use, I realized that I could switch to sepia tones on the photos for a more cohesive look. Changing the photos to black and white would also have worked well.

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For more sketches by Debbie Sanders, check out her One on One sketch book (or any of her other 11 sketch book collaborations with Allison Davis), available as an ebook or a hardcopy print book. All of the books are available at www.scrapbookgeneration.com.

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One-hour layout: Patterned paper, stickers, ephemera pack, 6x6 pad, journaling cards, chipboard, twine: My Mind’s Eye Lost and Found Record It. Three-hour layout: patterned paper, stickers, pockets, journaling cards: My Mind’s Eye; glitter paper: Best Creation; stamps: The Paper Company, Inkadinkadoo; ink: Hero Arts Mid-Tone Ink, Prima; letter stickers: American Crafts; heart punches: Fiskars; jewels: Queen & Co., pearl flourish: KaiserCraft; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; rock candy crackle paint: Tim Holtz; stitching template: Bazzill; embroidery floss: DMC; other: ribbon.


my mind’s eye

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

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projects by the My Mind’s Eye team


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My Mind's Eye was started in the summer of 1999 when owner Marcia Cornell had an idea to create coordinating illustrated die-cuts and frames. She immediately started drawing from her kitchen table and attended a trade show with a friend two weeks later.

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The name My Mind’s Eye came from her commonly commenting that she wanted to create the beautiful things that she saw in her mind’s eye.

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The very first office for MME was a laundry room, and the product was shipped out of the basement. The company has been around for almost 15 years now, has moved four times, and is proud to call North Salt Lake its home.

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did you know?


meet the team

The My Mind’s Eye team: seated on couch - Kelsie Madsen, Jazmin Trease, Chantay Perkins; in back - Stephanie Everson, Scott Frankos, Brie Pinaels, Renee Stosich, Marcia Cornell, Brook Allred, Levi Jones, KC Burningham, Jason Merrill.

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ch what product helped laun the company? One of the most popular products My Mind’s Eye came out with in the beginning was called Frame-up Friends. Little mini cheerleaders, soccer players, basketball players and more hit the store shelves. Thousands of Frameup Friends, corners, borders and other images followed.

how was My Mind’s Eye identified days? y l r a e e h t in

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While My Mind’s Eye has done a great job branding the company, for the first few years because of the Frame-ups product lines the company was more commonly known as Frame-ups. These products were on store shelves for the first five years and included six different series, each with new frames, friends, titles, journal cards, and more coordinating items.

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The MME salesmen are so handsome that the company owner has been accused of hiring male models to work the trade shows. What a great idea! Yes, they are handsome, but hopefully their looks don't distract the women from the even better-looking products they are selling.

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“Best known for our beautiful textured paper and designs as well as our fun coordinating elements, My Mind's Eye is a hip scrapbook company that offers cuttingedge scrapbook supplies for scrapbookers of all levels.” -- My Mind’s Eye

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MME broke free from the title Frame-ups by producing one of the industry’s top product lines in design and quality, Wild Asparagus. My Mind’s Eye continued successfully with recognizable product releases such as Bohemia and Lost and Found. The ability to keep reinventing themselves and creating fresh new innovative products is a strong point.

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My Mind’s Eye did not produce 12x12 paper until its fourth year in business. What?!? Yep. One of the best things about My Mind’s Eye is the awesome employees. They are all great friends and are regularly seen spending time together in and outside of work.

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One of My Mind’s Eye’s biggest booboo’s was misprinting the word “December” in a top selling line. Several folks throughout the world

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celebrated the many holidays that “Decemember” had to offer. President Jason Terry, was recently nominated for a Grammy...by his peers, for Disney songs performed on the long drives to and from the CHA tradeshows.

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Did you know that no one from MME is famous? However, three members of the team have appeared on television. Art director Scott Frankos appeared on the DIY Network presenting Scrapbooking Sports and early digital scrapbooking. Graphic designer Renee Stosich appeared on the local news on Fridays as the Craft Lady and even got to do her best Vanna White and spin the prize wheel at the end of her segment. But best of all...sales rep KC’s beanie could be seen for a brief moment during a taping of “The Bachelor.”

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meet the my mind’s eye artists Scott Frankos, Jazmin Trease, owner and founder Marcia Cornell, Renee Stosich, Brie Pinaels.

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up for the challenge... Every month, Scrapbook Generation’s CREATE magazine brings you a winning combination...four sketches and a leading manufacturer’s design team. Get inspired by the 21 gorgeous creations the My Mind’s Eye design team members have made, then download the free SG sketches and try them out yourself.

free download sketches for February

debbie sanders

WORD WORD 4x6 PHOTO

3x4

3x4

3x4

4x4

PHOTO

PHOTO

PHOTO

PHOTO

title

title and

2x2

2x2

2x2

PHOTO

PHOTO

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...the My Mind’s Eye design team Stephanie Bryan Tonya Dirk Stephanie Howell Shelly Jaquet Tamara Jensen Valerie O’Neall Amber Packer

Danni Reid Laurel Seabrook Tina Walker Missy Whidden

free download sketches for February

TITLE T I T LE

long title

message

3x5

PHOTO

3x5 PHOTO

allison davis


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one PAGE sketch Allison Davis

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With hearts galore, this sketch is ready for romance. Or not. Fall in love with row after row of tiny details, or keep it smooth and simple. Either way, it’s a keeper.

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MY MIND’S EYE & the ONE-PAGE SKETCH

TITLE T I T LE

long title

SG

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3P3HxOx T5O5 5 3PH3xOx TO 5

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there is no buddy like a brother

by amber packer {for my mind’s eye}

Patterned paper, 6x6 paper pad, buttons, stickers, mixed bag, enamel dots, enamel shapes: My Mind’s Eye: other: foam alphabet stickers.

AMBER PACKER “You don’t have to use products as they are produced. The Izzy collection from My Mind’s Eye has a sticker sheet with a quote within a frame. I cut the frame apart and used it on the right side of the picture on the right. Then I cut the quote into strips and used them as part of my journaling.” AMBER’S BLOG www.amberpacker.com

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What a time-saver Allison Davis’s sketch is. Not only is the result darling, but she has taken all the guess work out of it. I had a fun, relaxing time creating my layout.”


I loved this sketch because it left plenty of room for clustering, my favorite technique. I kept the title short and used a sticker for the sake of simplicity.”

full of giggles by STepHaNIe HOWeLL {for my mind’s eye}

Patterned paper, stickers, journaling card, chipboard hearts, enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; other: doilies.

STEPHANIE HOWELL “I usually do not have more than 15 minutes to scrapbook at a time, so I simply don’t have the time to make this layout fancy, as much as I would have liked to! To keep it super simple, I skipped the lines of embellishments in the back.” STEPHANIE’S BLOG www.stephaniehowell.com

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choose the right

by LAUREL SEAbROOK {for My Mind’s Eye} Patterned paper, stickers, enamel dots, bits and pieces: My Mind’s Eye.

LAUREL SEABROOK “When I saw the stitched hearts in the sketch I thought of triangles because they are so trendy right now. The Cut & Paste Presh Noted paper was perfect. I simply just cut out some of the triangles then stitched them on.” LAUREL’S BLOG www.want2scrap.blogspot.com

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I really liked using the sketch. I usually use a sketch as a starting point then sway from it a bit. I kept pretty close to this one and am happy with the end results.”


I love the patterned paper band of the sketch and really wanted to play around with the different vertical elements of the page.”

super duper sweet

by STEPHANIE bRyAN {for My Mind’s Eye} Patterned paper, chipboard stickers, buttons, word stickers, enamel dots, journaling card, brads: My Mind’s Eye.

STEPHANIE BRYAN “I started by stitching a few pieces of translucent ribbon onto my background paper. I love the way it adds texture and dimension, but doesn’t take away from the beautiful paper. To add a little more interest, I adhered a few dimensional stickers, enamel dots, and buttons along my ribbon.” STEPHANIE’S BLOG www.stephaniemakes.blogspot.com

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This sketch was so fun to work with! I love the heart design in the background because I love cutting out shapes and then backing them with another color or pattern. I also like the titled photos. Making things crooked is fun, especially when everything in the background is straight and uniform. It’s the best of both worlds.”

MISSY WHIDDEN “To create the hearts in the background, I designed the shapes using my Silhouette Cameo software. Once it was cut on the woodgrain paper, I backed with an ombre pink paper. I wanted to add a few more touches of blue to my page, so I dabbed a bit of blue watercolor paint along the edges of the woodgrain paper. I dabbed it with a paper towel while it was wet and kept adding paint until it was the right color. I decided to emboss a piece of vellum to add a bit of variation behind my photos as well.” MISSY’S BLOG www.littlenuggetcreations.blogspot.com

powder? what powder? by MISSy WHIDDEN {for My Mind’s Eye}

Patterned paper, 6x6 paper pad, enamel shapes, buttons, decorative tapes: My Mind’s Eye; alphabets: American Crafts; mini letter stickers: October Afternoon; blending chalk: Inkadinkadoo; watercolor paints: Stampabilities Ink; black pen: Sharpie; other: cord, thread.

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wo t PAGE sketch

Debbie Sanders

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This eight-photo sketch can handle both the big picture and the tiny details. Add in a “make it yours� cluster of embellishments, and create a layout with heart.

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MY MIND’S EYE & the TWO-PAGE SKETCH

4x6 PHOTO

3x4

3x4

3x4

4x4

PHOTO

PHOTO

PHOTO

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SG

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title

title and

2x2

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2x2

PHOTO

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“The only thing I changed about the sketch was to make two of the 3x4 vertical pictures into one 4x6. I realized that I primarily take horizontal 4x6 pictures, but that was easy to remedy. For the small stripe border, I actually used the 6x6 paper pad. I loved that the smaller simple stripe and those colors were just what I needed. It was super easy to trim small 1/4” strips and piece them together to make it 12” in length.”

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winter fun

by shelly jaquet {for My Mind’s eye}

Patterned paper, tapes, enamel dots, buttons, stickers: My Mind’s Eye; alphabets: American Crafts; snowflake punch: EK Success; floss: DMC; other; string, vellum.


This two-page sketch was right up my alley. I love SHELLY JAQUET clean linear lines. AND www.thejaquets.typepad.com those banners are such a fun element to it all.”

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“I enjoyed using the fabulous new ‘Now and Then - Izzy’ collection. The fun and playful colors coordinated perfectly with these photos of my little one-year-old (who is now 11). I also really liked using the new metallic silver die-cut pieces, chipboard, and tiny word stickers.”

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one big happy adventure by tamara jensen {for my mind’s eye}

Patterned paper, 6x6 paper pad, journaling card, flair, chipboard button, brads, chipboard, stickers: My Mind’s Eye; other: black ink, pen, thread.


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This was such a great sketch to design with. I loved the row of banners along the top. I had fun layering stickers and embellishments over them - a great focal point for the page.�

TAMARA JENSEN www.tamarajensen.typepad.com

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“I love to incorporate ‘ready-made’ titles or sentiments on my layouts. I used a 2x6 journal card (cut down) for my ready-made title. It’s a great way for fast scrapping and a great way to extend your product.”

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today is the day

by tina walker {for My Mind’s eye}

Patterned paper, decorative tape, layered stickers, enamel dots, enamel shapes, chipboard accessories, stickers, journaling card: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; punch: EK Success.


I am usually a one-photo scrapper, so when I saw the two-page sketch with multiple photos, I was a bit nervous. To use my own style combined with the sketch, I used one photo, but multiple times and in black and white. For the ‘featured’ photo spot, I used the same photo, but in color.”

TINA WALKER www.adogslifethirteen.blogspot.com

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“Instead of using a striped paper for the strips I chose to use a striped decorative tape. I was short a third 2x2 photo so I opted to make that section a little narrower and embellished the empty space.”

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pillow pet love

by tonya dirk {for My Mind’s Eye}

Patterned papers, decorative tape, chipboard elements, brads, enamel dots, journaling cards, die-cuts, stickers, layered stickers: My Mind’s Eye.


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I enjoyed both the challenge of a two-page sketch and numerous photos. I think I shy away from using more than three-four photos because I am never sure where to place them. With this sketch it was all made so simple!�

TONYA DIRK www.creativit-tonya.blogspot.com

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“I used my Silhouette Cameo and a copier transparency to create my own mask with the word ‘jump.’ The Cameo cuts transparency sheets with ease. I chose to use this instead of paper for my mask because I knew I’d be using it multiple times. The transparency doesn’t warp or curl like paper does when it gets wet.”

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jump jump jump

by valerie o’neall {for My Mind’s eye}

Patterned paper, enamel shapes, enamel dots, stickers: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock, letter stickers: American Crafts; wood veneer: Studio Calico; spray ink: Studio Calico; transparency for mask: Office Depot.


Sketches are fun to follow because photo placement has been decided for me. I don’t have to rearrange my photos ten different ways before I decide on their placement. The sketch shows me right where they go.”

VALERIE O’NEALL www.voneall.blogspot.com

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Allison Davis

greeting

CARD sketch

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A sprinkling of love adorns this heartfelt card sketch. The hearts can convey a Valentine message, but that’s not all. Close your eyes and imagine the sweet possibilities.

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MY MIND’S EYE & the CARD SKETCH

SG

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message

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my mind’s eye design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Tamara Jensen

Patterned paper, brads, layered stickers, stickers: My Mind’s Eye; other: ink, thread.

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Shelly Jaquet

Patterned paper, title card, decorative tapes, enamel dots, buttons: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Bazzill; other: thread, string.


Danni Reid

Patterned paper, flair, enamel shapes, brads, enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Bazzill.

Tonya Dirk

Patterned paper, stickers, enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Papertrey Ink.

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my mind’s eye design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Tina Walker

Patterned paper, chipboard accessories, stickers, pockets, ephemera: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts.

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Valerie O’Neall

Chipboard shape, decorative tape, enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye.


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decorative Debbie Sanders

TAG sketch

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A box of Valentine’s Day chocolates or a vase of roses. Whatever it’s attached to, a tag made from this heart-centered sketch sends a message of love and devotion.

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SG

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WORD WORD

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my mind’s eye design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Stephanie Howell

Patterned paper, label stickers, layered stickers: My Mind’s Eye; doily die-cut: Martha Stewart; other: twine.

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Danni Reid

Patterned paper, enamel dots, brads: My Mind’s Eye; other: vellum, twine.


Laurel Seabrook

Patterned paper, chipboard hearts, enamel shapes: My Mind’s Eye.

Stephanie Bryan

Patterned paper, chipboard accessories, buttons, layer stickers: My Mind’s Eye.

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my mind’s eye design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Missy Whidden

Patterned papers, decorative tapes, brads, ephemera, stickers, flair: My Mind’s Eye; other: acrylic paint, cord, thread, eyelets.

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a touch of

magic by tammy tutterow

Last month I shared how to color white paper flowers using inks. I shared a snippet of a tag project that included the customcolored flowers. This month I wanted to revisit that tag and share how I created the transparent tag under the flowers.

private sson leprivate MIT ONE ADlesson

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tammy tutterow technique tutorial Paper transfers are an easy and kind of magical technique that let you create really interesting and unique elements for all types of craft projects. Transfer images of a favorite pattern paper, a bit of vintage ephemeral, or a laser copy of a photograph to create unique elements for your favorite paper crafts and mixed media projects. Transfers are easy to create using materials that already have a pre-applied adhesive to one side. Tim Holtz Frosted Film, Ranger Arte Foils, Ranger Sticky Back Canvas, clear packing tape and metal duct tape are all materials that will work for creating transfers and are easy to find.

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Apply the adhesive side of your transfer material to the image side of the material. Scrapbook pattern paper works very well for transfers. You can also use laser printed copies of photographs or vintage ephemera. The important thing to remember is to always place the image you want to transfer against the adhesive. Transferred images will be in reverse on nontransparent materials like Sticky Back Canvas, Arte Foil Sheets, metal duct tape. For those materials you should avoid transferring images with text or obvious pattern directions that won’t look good in reverse. (Note: In the example, I am using Tim Holtz Frosted Film.)


mastering paper transfers

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After adhering the paper, burnish over the surface well with a craft scraper. Burnishing will help work out any air or wrinkles and ensure a firm bond between the adhesive and the paper to be transferred. Mist the paper side of the assembled piece generously with water. Allow the water to sit for a few minutes. The water will soften the paper pulp so that you can rub it away with your fingers.

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tammy tutterow technique tutorial

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Continue misting with water and rubbing away the paper pulp until only the image is transferred onto your surface.

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On some materials like foils, you may experience some areas will not transfer evenly or may rub away completely. The likely cause of this is either not enough burnishing or an inconsistent adhesive application on the base material. These are times to just embrace the imperfection.

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For sheer materials, like Frosted Film, your final piece will feature a transparent pattern. Some materials that have a high tack adhesive (like Sticky Back Canvas) may have some residual tackiness. I love to sprinkle clear embossing powder onto the surface. The tackiness will hold the powder. You can then melt the powder for a really interesting mixed media finish.

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Finished transfers can be die cut or trimmed to be used as card fronts, photo mats, page embellishments and more!

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Want to use a base surface like an artist canvas that doesn’t have adhesive on it? Simply apply a wet adhesive like Ranger Multi Medium or Glue ’n Seal or even acrylic paint over the surface of the canvas. Apply an even coat (approximately 1/16”ish ) over the surface. Place the paper image side down into the medium. Burnish the surface and allow to dry well. A heat tool can help speed up the drying process.

technique tutorial

the finished product: a transferred image!


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Mist and rub away the paper pulp. If you burnished well, you will see the grain of the canvas in your transfer, which will make it look as though you created a custom printed canvas!

Paper transfers really do feel like a bit of magic! They can turn some plain ordinary surfaces into something really unique! The process can be a little messy (which I think adds to the fun) but the end result is so worth it! Tammy Tutterow, technique blogger extraordinaire (think stamping, die-cutting, mixed media, papercrafts, cardmaking, art journals, art tags, fabric crafts, and ribbonwork), is the design team and community manager for Sizzix. She is a former member of the Tim Holtz design team, and serves on the Xyron and Petaloo design teams. Tammy creates classes and teaches for Big Picture Classes. TAMMY’S BLOG: www.tammytutterow.com

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small size, big

impact with lindsey amschler

Anyone who thinks vintage colors and themes translate to boring hasn’t seen Lindsey create a minialbum with My Mind’s Eye heritage-themed materials. Take a walk through the pages of her most recent familycentered creation and prepare to be inspired.

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lindsey’s simple process

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• Decorate the front cover with patterned papers and embellishments such as chipboard, doilies, and flowers. • Cover the inside chipboard pages with patterned paper. • Apply ink around the pages to give the mini-album a more vintage look. • Layer patterned papers and photos on the pages. • Embellish the pages with chipboard and die-cut pieces. Add small strips of washi tape, flowers, and small stickers. • For the finishing touch, cover the spine with coordinating washi tape.


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DOTS OF LOVE Enamel dots are a wonderful embellishment for filling in empty spaces and bringing all the different colors of an album page together.

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Layer chipboard and die-cut embellishments to add more depth and dimension to the mini-album. The more layers the better!

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TO STITCH OR NOT TO STITCH If there isn’t time or patience to add “real” stitching to a minialbum, try using a light or dark pen shade to add faux stitching around photos or embellishments.

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Lindsey said there is a definite advantage to a small project: “A mini album is a great way to scrapbook small and unusual sized photos from my grandparents’ childhood.”

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PUT A BOW ON IT Nothing adds a touch of texture like a puffy, playful bow. Pair it with a tag and then layer away with other elements.

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a line of glitter glue can help define a focal point

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VARY THE DEPTH Mixing flat elements with 3D embellishments brings contrast and interest to the page. With a mini-album, there is usually plenty of room for “puffy� pages.

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The cover of a mini-album is the place to go all out. Make it so compelling that people have to pick it up to see what’s inside.

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SUPPLIES Patterned papers, stickers, die-cuts, chipboard, enamel dots, washi tape: My Mind’s Eye; flowers: Prima, Farmhouse Paper Company, I Am Roses; doily: Wilton; cardstock: Bazzill; punches: Martha Stewart; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; ink: Ranger; ribbon: Hug Snug: gel pen: Uniball.

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phones, photos, and

apps

by katrina hunt

Maybe you find yourself taking pictures with your smartphone, but not doing anything with them. Or maybe you forget you have a camera on your phone and then think “Darn, I wish I’d had my camera.” Or, maybe you just don’t want to drag around the big camera everywhere you go.

Take advantage of all those free apps...and a few paid ones! ................


Cameras on phones have come a long way and so has the quality of the pictures that you get from them. I’m going to share a few photo apps that are available for either the iPhone or Android, and how you can use them to have fun, and in the process, have a few extra pictures to scrap (or share, totally up to you)!

Get inspired to start using photo apps to create some fun and fanciful effects.

Some of these apps are free, some you have to pay for, and some of them have add-ons you can purchase as they are released. Also, the paid versions usually have a free version with less features, so you can try before you buy!

..................................................... Instagram is probably the most popular app out there, available for both Android and iPhone (and free!). If you are new to apps, this is a good one to start with. You will need to set up an Instagram account, and you can choose whether to keep your account private or if you want anyone to be able to “follow” you. You can also follow people you know, people who inspire you, who love the things you love, etc. You also have the ability to block people, if that becomes a concern. You can use either the main camera in your phone to take the picture, or the camera in Instagram. If you choose to use your camera then you will need to import the picture into the app. Don’t worry! It’s easy and not as scary as it sounds. The picture will be square, because that is the Instagram format. Once you have your picture in the app, then you can scroll through to choose

filters and/or frames. The filters give your pictures a fun, artsy look, and so do the frames. The pictures will be saved into your camera and

then you can either print them out at home or send them to a printing service. Below, a picture before I ran it through Instagram.

INSTAGRAM before


Patterned paper: Imaginisce; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; adhesives: Therm O Web; cutting file Instagram circle design: Silhouette Cameo ID #38941.

Simply add a frame in Instagram for a cool effect.

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BY KATRINA HUNT.

And here is the same photo after I ran it through the free Instagram app and used it on a layout.

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............. The app also works for photos taken with tablets.

BY KATRINA HUNT.

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee, Gossamer Blue, Simple Stories, Studio Calico; cardstock: American Crafts; die-cuts: Simple Stories; flair: Studio Calico; overlay: American Crafts; punch: Martha Stewart; adhesives: Therm O Web.


INSTAGRAM after Katrina took advantage of the photo enhancing options with the Instagram app. In addition to photos taken with your camera phone, apps can also be used for photos taken with tablets, like the iPad.

My tablet is older and the camera in it isn’t that great. Apps like Instagram and others I’ll mention later can really help enhance the quality of your pictures. The picture on this layout was taken with my iPad in Instagram.

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CAMERA This app (iPhone $1.99; iPad $4.99) seems to have a better camera on it than just my iPhone. So, I tend to use it all the time to actually take a picture. Sadly, this is only available on the Apple platform, but you never know when they will come out with

tures a e f a r e m a c cool for great phone photos

an Android app. Features include • touch exposure so you can control how light or dark your shots come out; • a stabilizer to steady things so you can get the sharpest photos possible; • a “burst” function so you

PICSPLAYPRO PicsPlay Pro is my go-to editor for pictures. To me, this is Photoshop Elements for your phone! It is very easy to use, with crop and rotate features. Then there’s FX Studio, where the magic really

can take a rapid series of shots; • a “flashlight” feature to brighten things up; • and much more. Honestly, I don’t do anything but take a picture in this app and then import it to another app for editing.

easy to use, with solid editing capabilities

happens. With a swipe of your finger, you can run through different adjustments, hit compare at the bottom to see the difference in the original photo vs. the adjusted photo, and then hit apply when you

find one you like. You can then add filters, effect, etc. all in the same FX Studio. PicsPlay Pro is $3.99 for both iPhone and Android, and there is a free version available.

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2. then edited with the PicsPlay Pro app

3. then with a lighting effect from the Real Bokeh app!


BY KATRINA HUNT. Patterned paper: Crate Paper; letters: American Crafts, October Afternoon; flowers: Crate Paper; adhesives: Therm O Web; punch: EK Success; other: sequins.

Try out some lighting effects with an app. ..............

REALBOKEH Real Bokeh, 99¢ for iPhone and $1.99 for Android, adds fun lighting to your picture. You can pick different shapes, colors, and more to add effects. The special effects photo on the layout above was created with the Real Bokeh app.

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BY KATRINA HUNT. Patterned paper: Carta Bella, Webster’s Pages; tags: Gossamer Blue, Chic Tags; star banner: BasicGrey; tape strips: BasicGrey; doily: Wilton; pen: Sharpie; buttons: Webster’s Pages; fabric circles: Pink Paislee; adhesives: Therm O Web.

RHONNADESIGNS The Rhonna Designs app ($1.99 for both iPhone and Android, with 99¢ add-ons) is where you can have a lot of fun. You can import pictures into it and then add overlays,

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. overlays, text.. just the beginning of t

texts, and fun little elements to your pictures. The photos on the layouts above and at right are both examples of features added with the Rhonna Designs app.

Above, I added the word “cuddles” and then the overlay of stars to the picture. At right, I added the text and changed the color on part of the photo.


... Most photo apps have a ready, set, app setting to save your original

My main suggestion is this: Don’t let the thought of photo apps scare you. You can always undo changes that you create in them if you don’t like the results.

photo and then save the altered photo separately. If you don’t like it, delete it! Overall, apps will help improve the photos that you take with your phone, and

maybe even help you capture some memories that you might have missed, once you get in the habit of using your camera phone. Have fun. And most of all, get busy taking pictures with your phone!

..................................................... BY KATRINA HUNT. Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; chipboard circle, arrow and tag: Heidi

Swapp; sequins: Teresa Collins; washi tape: Bella Blvd; tag: Chic Tags; resin flower: Paper Bakery; doily: Wilton; punch: EK Success; pen: Sharpie; adhesives: Therm O Web.

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playing the card

game by allison davis

There’s just something about the versatility of 3x4 and 4x6 title and journaling cards that appeals to most anyone working to preserve memories. These tiny blocks can be transformed into handmade bits of scrapbooking heaven with just a few simple touches.

................ all you need is love


use for: pocket pages • traditional layouts • title c

allison’s 4x6 ANYTHING sketch

love you

Make a heart balloon bouquet with an ombre effect by punching out several small hearts in the same color, in different shades. Arrange from darkest to lightest and finish with stitched “strings,” banners, and a bow.

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Above - Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper (pink), My Mind's Eye (chalkboard); cardstock: Bazzill; enamel heart: My Mind's Eye; bakers twine: My Mind's Eye; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; computer fonts: Penelope Anne and Sofie. Opposite - Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; embroidery floss: DMC; pen: Zig Memory System, Kuretake Co; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink.


cards • journaling cards • greeting cards • more

allison’s 3x4 ANYTHING sketch Create a simple grid made up of hearts in a variety of colors. To add some texture, try adding a few stitched lines over the rows of hearts.

all you need is love

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Accent a large heart with wavy lines of smaller hearts and handstitching.

Right - Patterned paper: American Crafts; alphabet stickers: Lily Bee Design; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC. Opposite - Patterned paper: Crate Paper; chipboard alphabet: Pink Paislee; alphabet stickers: Lily Bee Design; wooden arrow: Studio Calico; heart punch: Martha Stewart; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; floss: DMC.

allison’s 4x3 ANYTHING sketch

you & me

use for: pocket pages • traditional layouts • title c


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Substitute a cluster of hearts in a variety of sizes and colors in place of the “O” in the word “LOVE.”

allison’s 6x4 ANYTHING sketch

cards • journaling cards • greeting cards • more


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

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

Both books also contain 24 beautiful full-color layout examples, featuring paper collections by Simple Stories.

www.scrapbookgeneration.com


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yours by allison davis

Sometimes, you want to go all out. Make a background for your layout that will wow everyone, including yourself! Start with a basic shape like a heart, then make a “patchwork� design. All it takes is time, a handful of supplies, and a few simple steps.

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1 3 2 4 SUPPLIES • 12 x 12" piece of cardstock (color doesn't matter) • large heart template (I used a large 11" chipboard heart) • 60-80 1 x 3" strips of patterned paper • chalk ink for edging • scissors • pencil • adhesive • paper piercer • foam mat • needle • embroidery floss


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DIRECTIONS 1. Start by tracing the large heart onto the cardstock. Cut out with scissors.

5. After all the excess strips are cut off, ink the edge of the whole heart.

2. Ink the edges of the strips of patterned paper. Anytime you are creating a larger pattern with several different patterns, it helps to have something that defines those edges, like ink.

*If you want the heart to hang off the edge or overlap onto a second page, adhere or cut it at this point, before the stitching.

3. Start adhering the strips in the pattern, three horizontal, then three vertical. It doesn't matter where on the heart you start. Continue until you have the whole heart covered. 4. Turn the heart over and cut off the pieces that are extending off the edge.

6. Use a ruler and pencil to draw lines on each strips. I added one line to most strips and two lines to only a few. 7. After all the lines are drawn, place the heart on the foam mat and use a paper piercer to pierce the holes for stitching. 8. Use the needle and embroidery floss to stitch along the lines.


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i love you because BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; alphabet stickers: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; heart punches: Recollections, Martha Stewart; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: Century Gothic.

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• 40 versatile and timeless card sketches • Dimensions and suggestions for variations • Volume 1, sold separately, also has 40 card sketches Available in both hardcopy book and ebook formats

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c r e a t e team color challenge

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


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c r e a t e team color challenge

steffanie seiler

“Such a beautiful color palette, but I always struggle a bit of with anything involving pink. Other than me, my family is comprised of boys. I scrap boys...boys and pink generally don't coexist. At least not on my pages! Not to mention my stash of pink papers is limited. But I did have this one Valentine collection, and after looking through some photos from my brother's visit to the U.S., I knew I could make it work. And as far as pinks go, this coral pink is probably my favorite shade!�

family by Steffanie Seiler (Portland, Oregon) www.steffanies.blogspot.com Patterned paper, die-cuts, stickers: Crate Paper; cardstock: The Paper Company; wood veneers: Studio Calico; sticker alphabets: Cosmo Cricket; mist: Tattered Angels; ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; other: brads, doily.

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love her so by Jennie McGarvey (Newburgh, Indiana) www.jenniemcgarvey.typepad.com Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs, Studio Calico; stickers: Hello Forever; alphabet stickers: Pink Paislee; Transparency die-cut: Studio Calico; badge: Studio Calico; vood veneer: Studio Calico; sequins: Studio Calico; shipping tag: Office Supply.

jennie mcgarvey

“This color scheme was a great one. Which will seem odd since it is definitely outside of my normal palette, and made me a bit nervous at first. However, I loved the diversity of the colors and the overall warm feel.�

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c r e a t e team color challenge ruth bonser

“My niece broke her arm and before they took off the cast I managed to snap a photo of her showing it off. Her comedic and intelligent expression is a corker! The challenge colours were a wonderful mix of Valentine’s pinks and reds and soft chocolate browns, but I wanted to bring on the bright, so I used two hot pink doilies, then used burlap for the brown tones to give the feel of the textured cast to the layout. I layered it on top of a slick, shiny transparency to emphasize the texture of both. The majority of the layout is white space, because I wanted the details of her cast drawings to be the hero of the layout, and really draw your eye without too much distraction.”

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lovely cast by Ruth Bonser (Sydney, Australia) www.scrapmachine.com Patterned paper: American Crafts, Project Life, Crate Paper, Simple Stories; stickers: American Crafts, Basic Grey, My Mind’s Eye; die-cuts: Simple Stories; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; washi tape: Sticker Stop; transparency: American Crafts; doilies: Riverbank Revels; twine: Whimsy Farm; staples: Tim Holtz; other: burlap.


noah smile by Nikki Sivils (Springfield, Missouri) www.nikkisdoghouse.blogspot.com Patterned paper, ticket, chipboard sticker, letter stickers: Pink Paislee; heart stickers: Prima: burlap buttons: Nikki Sivils; chipboard owl: Sassafras Lass; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; pen: American Crafts, Sharpie; other: stars and heart chipboard.

nikki sivils

"I loved the collection kit ‘Hey Kid’ by Pink Paislee and thought it would be easy to use for this challenge, but it ended up being a bit more difficult than I thought. However, I made it work and loved the layout once it was finished! I added a lot more little embellishments than normal but, again, really like that and I think it adds a lot of whimsy."

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c r e a t e team color challenge karin rush

“Since my favorite color is red I was excited that it was one of my choices. I thought the shades of brown would be difficult but they actually let me choose some papers that I usually would never consider. It certainly helped me step outside my comfort zone of colors and try something new! I loved the end result!”

memories by Karin Rush (Springfield, Missouri) www.scrapbookgeneration.com Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, KaiserCraft; stickers: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; wood phrase: Fancy Pants Designs; ink: Colorbox; sketch: Scrapbook Generation Allison Davis One-Page Sketches vol. 2.

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love by Lindsey Amschler (Springfield, Missouri) www.lindseyspaperscraps.blogspot.com www.twocrazycrafters.blogspot.com Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers and die-cuts: My Mind’s Eye; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; flowers: I Am Roses, Prima; doily: Wilton; ink: Ranger; punch: Martha Stewart Crafts.

lindsey amschler

"My Mind's Eye's Lost and Found Record It Heirloom line was perfect for both the color palette this month and for perfectly capturing these precious photos of my grandparents. Square photos are perfect for creating a block pattern style layout."

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

Great papers. Great sketches. A fusion of two creative forces -- Scrapbook Generation and Simple Stories -- showing just how easy it is to create stunning traditional layouts with the innovative Simple Stories products.

Designed by creativeduo Allison Davis and Debbie Sanders, both books - available as hardcopy books or ebooks - showcase 24 fun and functional double-page sketches with exact measurements and positions of photos, papers and elements.

Both books also contain 24 beautiful full-color layout examples, featuring paper collections by Simple Stories.

www.scrapbookgeneration.com


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design the

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c r e a t e team sketch challenge We gave half of the SG CREATE team members this challenge: use a gridbased sketch from Sketch Fusion with Simple Stories. They came up with clever variations, showing just how much mileage one sketch can provide.


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c r e a t e team sketch challenge lynette jacobs “My initial thought was that I would need Simple Stories papers for this...but then I just took the My Mind’s Eye papers and embellishments and cut everything to size. I rotated the left page to fit my photos and adjusted it to suit my hot air balloons and banners. Other than that, I stuck to the sketch.”

play BY LYNETTE JACOBS (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) www.creativemomentslynette.blogspot.com

......................................................... Patterned paper, brads, enamel dots, stickers: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; alphabet stickers: Doodlebug.

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remember when BY KATRINA HUNT (Springfield, Missouri)

....................................................... paperscissorsandglue.blogspot.com Patterned paper: Lily Bee Design; cardstock: WorldWin Papers; stickers: Lily Bee Design; twine: May Arts; wood veneers: Crate Paper; punch: EK Success; tag: Elle’s Studio.

katrina hunt

"I did a couple of things different, as you can see. I rotated the pictures on the first page and added some layers. On the second page, I made a bigger photo and then just added elements along the side to offset it. I usually do not do two-page layouts, but by narrowing my pictures down and giving myself room to play, I didn't feel so overwhelmed!"

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c r e a t e team sketch challenge noey hunt

“I love the Scrapbook Generation/Simple Stories sketches because I can print photos quick and easy for layouts by sticking to 4x6 inch photos without losing any style. Or I can play around a little like I did here and make some photos larger to change the focus of the layout. To add texture to the boys’ hair in the die-cuts, I used a woodgrain patterned paper.”

knights in armor BY NOEY HUNT (San Jose, California)

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Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, Jillibean Soup, Die Cuts With a View; alphabet letters: American Crafts, Lily Bee Designs; stickers: Heidi Grace; cutting files: Miss Kate’s Cuttables, Jennifer Wambach shapes.

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family ties BY JULIE MOWEN (Birmingham, Alabama)

....................................................... www.yesiscrapbook.blogspot.com

Patterned paper: Pebbles, Heidi Grace; cardstock: Bazzill; phrase cards: Pebbles; wood veneers: Freckled Fawn, Studio Calico; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; letter stickers: Simple Stories, October Afternoon.

julie mowen

“I loved the ‘bones’ of this sketch and how it combined the smaller photos with the larger 4x6 photos. The patterned paper and phrase cards were so easy to incorporate into the layout, and I finally put to use the wood chip frames that I've been hoarding. This was a really, really fun sketch to use!”

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christy arthur

“The sketch was a more simplified sketch with a lot of different alternate options, which made it very simple to use. I modified it a little bit, but for the most part my layout was similar with layered paper and embellishments. I made two pinwheels to add some additional color and whimsy to my layout. To keep with the Valentine's Day theme of my layout, I added a heart in the center of each pinwheel. I also decided to use a card for the journaling and tucked it behind the layered paper in order to simplify the layout.�

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love you more BY CHRISTY ARTHUR (Battlefield, Missouri)

....................................................... www.thearthurz.blogspot.com

Patterned paper: Crate Paper, American Crafts, Project Life, Glitz; punch: Marvy Uchida.


love and kisses BY STACEY ATCHLEY (Republic, Missouri)

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Patterned paper, stickers, ephemera: Fancy Pants Designs; chipboard: Fancy Pants Designs; jewels: Studio Calico.

stacey atchley

“The photos I wanted to use on the right page of the layout were mainly vertical and not horizontal, like the sketch, so I came up with an alteration that let me use them and still have an area to embellish. Instead of 6x4 embellishment areas, I created a 12x2 strip that serves the same purpose. For the photos I wanted to use, it was a good exchange.�

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Travel scrapbooks can be challenging. So many great photos. So little time & space. the solution? travel sketches! • 30 double-page sketches by Allison Davis and Debbie Sanders • mainly uncropped 4x6 photos, and lots of them • some sketches feature 8x10 photos (with a grid showing how to divide into four smaller photos) • larger than normal journaling areas • travel photography and journaling tips • perfect for any topic needing a large amount of photos on one layout • hardcopy book & ebook formats

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c r e a t e team challenge We challenged the SG CREATE team to use February’s card and tag sketches for as many different projects as they could think of. From home decor to a totally loving scrapbook layout, the sketches are springboards to creativity.


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

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message

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steffanie seiler

Patterned paper: Echo Park; ink: Stampin’ Up; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; pen: Sakura Gelly Roll.

greeting card

“I chose to use the tag sketch and create a standardsized card (5.5 x 4.25). I loosely used the measurements indicated to cut the strips, adjusting slightly for the row of ice cream cones as they were a predetermined width. I initially thought that I would do a similar embellishment as the sketch with an ice cream cone instead of a heart, but then I got this vision of the sun...and my plans changed! I moved the sun to the top corner (because that's where the sun goes) and moved the sentiment to the bottom. A little machine stitching and some sparkle...there you have it! A bright sunshiny card for these dark, sometimes dreary days of February.”


gift bag

“When I first saw the card sketch, I immediately thought of birthday candles. I just flipped the sketch upside down, added the stitching and few letter stickers, and in the end I had a cute little gift bag.�

julie mowen Patterned paper: Simple Stories; letter stickers: Simple Stories, American Crafts; floss: DMC; ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; gift bag: Target.

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lynette jacobs Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; flowers: Prima; felt heart paper clip: Making Memories; brads: My Mind’s Eye; quote: Kaisercraft.

scrapbook layout

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“I used the card sketch and made a single page layout. I cut the strips in different sizes, the stripes being the widest at 2-inches, the others 1/4-, 1/2and 3/4-inches. I cut a strip to go across the page and then started embellishing it. I love big photos and the one I used is 7x5. I cut the hanging hearts, the ‘kissing couple’ and the title with the Silhouette Cameo. I love how well the card sketch could be adapted to a scrapbook page.”


julie mowen

door hanger

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Echo Park Paper; ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink; door hanger: Michael’s; other: Mod Podge, twine.

“Because of the similar shape, I found it really easy to adapt the tag sketch to the wooden door hanger. This was a great project to use up those little scraps we all seem to accumulate. I switched up the embellishment, and added a bit of twine. Another quick and easy project!”

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lindsey amschler Patterned paper, stickers, die-cuts: My Mind’s Eye; flowers: I Am Roses, Prima; doily: Wilton; canvas: Artist’s Loft; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; ink: Ranger.

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"I was inspired by the card sketch to make a mini canvas piece. A perfect gift idea for someone special. I turned the sketch on its side to create a new and unique sketch that worked well with my supplies."


lindsey amschler

greeting card

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Patterned paper, stickers, diecuts: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Bazzill; flowers: I Am Roses; seam binding: Hug Snug; pen: Uniball; ink: Ranger.

"I loved the patterned paper strip pattern on the tag sketch. It really gave my card more depth. From there I turned the sketch and moved my embellishments and title around."

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getting it

by debbie sanders

For me, checklists are part of everyday life. Grocery list. Packing list. To-do list. They all are practical solutions for keeping track of what’s going on in a busy life. On a scrapbook page, it’s easy to take this common, mundane little format and translate it into some descriptive or funny or...whatever you want it to be.

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There are five basic types of checklists for scrapbook layouts. 1. Pre-designed with boxes and items to check 2. Pre-designed with boxes to check and blank lines to fill in 3. Pre-designed journaling block with blank lines 4. Self-designed via computer and printer 5. Self-designed by hand-drawing, stamping, or using stickers


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There are five basic topics. 1. Seasonal 2. Holiday 3. Special event 4. Activity 5. Group or person

Let’s combine the two lists and see what we can come up with! .........................................


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FROM THE LAYOUT VAULT: 2011

I really like the pre-designed checklist cards that are included in lots of pocket page type journaling and title card packs. They help me give variety to my pages, and quite often, give me the words that I was having trouble coming up with!�


CHECKLIST 3pre-designed 3group/person

I made this layout a couple of years ago, but hadn’t completed the journaling. This “Remember These Moments” checklist card was part of one of My Mind’s Eye’s new Record It card packs, and it was the perfect style for my layout. However, the border didn’t match. It was a simple change to trim off the pink border and use the predesigned checklist block on my layout. An added bonus...an area at the top for a few “special notes.”


In a perfect world, I would have written down all the cute things my grandchildren (and adult children) said and did while they were opening gifts this Christmas. In the real world, it was too hectic! I’m not too proud to use this ‘get-it-done’ checklist approach from time to time!”

FROM THE LAYOUT VAULT: 2013


CHECKLIST 3pre-designed 3holiday

During a marathon scrapping session a few months ago, when I was determined to get six sets of Christmas photos on the pages and into an album, it came to the point where my journaling brain cells were no longer working. By the sixth Christmas in a row, there’s only so much you can say about opening gifts! Enter this pre-designed file-card “Check It Twice” checklist by Authentique. It saved the day!


It didn’t take anything profound for me to capture the memory of this day with my mother. Over the years, her unwavering dedication to having un-mussed hair and stylish clothes has been a family tradition. A simple checklist let me sum up those traits in a quick and easy way.”

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CHECKLIST 3pre-designed 3activity

I shared this layout last issue when I was covering the different styles of journaling I’ve used in my personal scrapbooks. In this particular instance, a predesigned checklist with boxes and blank lines was just what I needed. I was able to use my knowledge of my mother’s style to create a checklist of our day, knowing her penchant for “perfect hair and perfect clothes!” I don’t think there is a photo of my sister Karin and I in which we are not ruffled and coifed to perfection. At least not if our mother had her way!


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Sometimes, a pre-designed journaling block, checklist or regular, can become the design focus for your layout. I love using more than one journaling block on a layout, because sometimes there is more than one story I want to tell. This cute checklist block helped me do that.�

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CHECKLIST 3pre-designed 3season

This pre-designed fall “to do” checklist by Pink Paislee not only fit the bill for a quick and easy journaling fix for this layout of my daughters, Stacey and Allison, but did more. It became an integral part of the page design. The 4x3 cards worked well together to form a focal point for my layout. I’m all about linear design, and lining up these cards let me use both a traditional journaling block and a checklist block on the same layout. The checklist set the mood, the traditional block let me provide my own story, too.


FROM THE LAYOUT VAULT: 2011

Just because you find a pre-designed checklist card in block form doesn’t mean it has to stay that way. I loved the sentiments, but couldn’t work the card into the design of my page. But a few snips later, it worked!”

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CHECKLIST 3pre-designed 3group/person

This layout I made in 2011, but hadn’t added journaling until recently when I found the perfect checklist card in a pack by My Mind’s Eye.

Since I didn’t want to rework the page, but wanted to use this checklist to help define and describe my daughter Allison, I decided I could use portions of the checklist. It turned out that the parts worked much better than the whole, in this instance.


LAYOUT BY STEFFANIE SEILER

I’m not sure that looking at these delicious Christmas cookies won’t add a few pounds, but Steffanie Seiler made sure to include the recipes in a clever way...they can be found by pulling on the tabs beside the photos!”

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CHECKLIST 3pre-designed 3holiday One of the main focuses of this layout by Steffanie Seiler is to preserve the recipes for the Christmas cookies pictured. But a pre-designed checklist lets her go a step further. Boxes and blank lines let her customize the checklist for her layout. Christmas traditions are listed, checked, and preserved!


To me, one of the easiest checklists to create is a seasonal one. It just takes a couple of minutes to come up with features about that season’s weather, icons, foods and drinks, and activities. This type of checklist sets the scene for favorite times of the year.”

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CHECKLIST 3pre-designed 3season

The “Signs of Fall” prompt at the top of this journaling block by Little Yellow Bicycle was all I needed to create the mood for a layout of our family’s annual trip to the pumpkin patch.

Because there were five or six other layouts about this activity in my scrapbook as well, I didn’t feel like I needed to write a huge story on this one. A few simple, well-chosen descriptions of this season became just the right touch.


FROM THE LAYOUT VAULT: 2013

Basic instructions for this layout. • I used two sheets of cardstock and drew a line across both pages about 5" from the bottom. The top 7" becomes the ray area. • I marked a point 6" from the left side, on the line. • I started around the edges and marked points where I wanted the rays to be, then used a yardstick to connect the 6" dot with each of the outer dots. • Those two sheets of cardstock became my template. I cut out each ray, traced it on patterned paper, and then started assembling things. I started with the two corner pieces, because they have to be lined up perfectly. Ditto for the two bottom rays. After that, I started filling in with the other rays. I only had to trim a couple to fit. • I also added bakers twine over the seams, and that was really easy to do. Just run a very fine line of liquid glue along the seam and lightly press the twine to it.


CHECKLIST 3pre-designed 3group/person

A simple checklist by Pebbles was all I wanted for this layout, which is one of my favorites ever! I had seen a layout in an issue of Creating Keepsakes that I HAD to scraplift. The layout was by Shelly Jaquet (she’s featured in this issue of CREATE as part of the My Mind’s Eye design team.)

She used a sunburst look with such a stunning two-page design that I wanted to try it myself. I added more ‘rays,’ and have a different photo and journaling arrangement, but the credit for the design idea goes to Shelly.


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I love how this checklist that I made myself turned out. It not only enhances the memories of this activity, but it plays an integral part of my page design. It was simple to create a large square in my computer program, then fill it with boxes to check and items to remember.�

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CHECKLIST 3self-designed 3activity One of the most effective ways to include a checklist on a layout is to design it yourself. Why? You can customize it to your page design like I did here, by creating a square shape the right size for my layout. And you can customize the items on the list. I included all the activities that my grandsons Drew and Jackson did on this particular trip to the pumpkin patch. I loved the result!


Who says that a checklist has to all be in one spot? Or that it has to have ‘checks?’ For this layout, I broke up the checklist items into the three embellishment areas to create a visual triangle, then used ‘jewels’ for the checks. It fit the random nature of the page design better than a block.”

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CHECKLIST 3self-designed 3special event

I decided that this playful-themed layout needed a different approach to journaling. I couldn’t get a typical block-shaped journaling area to fit anywhere in my page design, so I got creative. It was easy to cut 1/2� strips of cardstock and layer them with stickers and jewels, then work the strips into the areas with smaller circles.


LAYOUT BY SUZANNA LEE

It’s amazing how just a few phrases can sum up a moment and freeze it in time. Suzanna Lee does just that by creating a short and sweet checklist that perfectly details the things that make up that first day back.”

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CHECKLIST 3self-designed 3activity

There’s just something about the stamped checklist created by Suzanna Lee that screams school!

Her added embellishments to the checklist block, and the large word stickers added as well, make it a real focal point for this back-to-school activity captured by moms everywhere!


LAYOUT BY RUTH BONSER

Forget cards and blocks and strips, Ruth Bonser creates her checklist directly on part of the patterned paper that makes up her layout. It’s a whimsical touch that makes this layout both memorable and personal.”

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CHECKLIST 3self-designed 3group/person Ruth Bonser combined stickers and hand-drawn boxes and phrases for this checklist that takes center stage on her layout. Her choices let her describe activities, personality, and affection all in one easy-to-read, memorable list. They are a perfect fit for this dreamy photo and layout!


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talent The Springfield, Missouri area is filled with people who love papercrafting in every form imaginable. Each month, we’ll share the creations of one of our local customers with CREATE readers. The projects are as different and as special as the people who make them.

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We invited Amy Henbest to share a few of her favorite projects.


made with love christmas greetings


amy henbest | springfield, missouri


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amy henbest | springfield, missouri Age: 63 Occupation: Housing specialist Approximately how much time do you spend papercrafting? I try to carve out two-four hours per week to play with paper and ideas. Family and work obligations sometimes overshadow my creative efforts. I'm looking forward to retirement so that I will have the time to fully enjoy indulging my hobbies. But, because I am a people person and enjoy my job, retirement does not seem to be in the near future.

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a house of memories

amy henbest | springfield, missouri


Describe your style. Although I love scrapbooking, cardmaking suits me better because of time restraints. With cards I have the satisfaction of a finished project. I love the heirloom look; it draws me into memories of times long lost. There have been so many great papers that work well with this style. I also like to work antique postcards into my projects. I am fortunate to have a lot of heirloom photos of my parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. These are fascinating to me -- not only for the way of life and style, but for the family connection and understanding that these are MY roots.

Describe your scrap space. I have a spare bedroom devoted to my papercrafts, but I generally work at a table set up in my living room. I like to be in the middle of things, not sequestered in a room by myself. Unfortunately this is not a hobby that conveniently fits in my hip pocket. Storage and organization are continual challenges.


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amy henbest | springfield, missouri Where do you get your inspiration? With the internet we have access to so much in the way of inspiration. I can get lost for hours surfing around, watching technique videos, reading blogs, etc. I also draw inspiration from magazines and classes. Our local shop, Scrapbook Generation, has offered some great classes with very gifted teachers. I am also a quilter and have drawn alot of design and color inspiration from years of quiltmaking. Again, I am tapping into years gone by, using antique quilts as a source of inspiration. Some of our scrapbook papers would make beautiful quilts as would many quilt fabrics make great paper.

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amy henbest | springfield, missouri What part of the process do you enjoy most -- design or techniques? I love finding a line of paper that speaks to me, making the design process flow smoothly. A few years ago SG had a monthly design challenge in which we were given a group of coordinating papers and accessories to use to create a project or projects. Some months the creative process felt as laborious as childbirth, but was still a deeply satisfying experience. I also love learning new techniques. There are so many products and tools to use and play with. Design vs. technique -- while I love them both, I would have to say that design probably feeds my soul.

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How did you get started papercrafting? I still have the scrapbooks that I made as a child. I tend to be nostalgic and love my childhood memories. I like having pictures of people who are no longer with us and remembering them with fondness. When we celebrated my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary, my siblings and I created a scrapbook for them of their childhoods, our childhood when they were parents, and our families when they became grandparents. It has become one of my parents’ most prized and loved possessions. The scrapbook ended up being about 90 pages long and has been well loved by all generations. Through this I saw the power of scrapbooking -- it's not just pictures and paper. It's memories, it's life, it's love, it's emotion. When my son-in-law was deployed in Iraq, I sent him a mini-scrapbook of his wife and baby. He told me later how important that little book was to him. It was in his backpack...always. Now his three-year-old daughter loves to look at that book with pictures of herself as a baby. I love making cards and giving them to people. Most people love receiving a handmade gift. But my scrapbooks are the things will be enjoyed for years to come. I've enjoyed looking at scrapbooks made by my great-grandmother (a woman I never had the opportunity to meet) of pictures taken with her little Brownie camera. How else would I know what my dad looked like at five years of age, in his little short pants, Buster Brown shoes, holding an Easter basket or sitting on a stone wall hugging his terrier? I'm so glad this woman, my dad's grandmother, took the time to create this scrapbook and write a little something who, what, when and where. This has helped me to understand the importance of journaling and get over the fact that my handwriting is not always perfect.


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amy henbest | springfield, missouri What does this hobby mean to your life? I enjoy the creative outlet that papercrafting gives me. It's a way to express myself and give to others. I have met some wonderful people with shared interests and learned some interesting and progressive techniques.

The big picture? My scrapbooks will outlast me - I hope. As I said before they will give future generations a glimpse into our life now and help us remember events and people. My cards are a small piece of myself that I can give to friends and family.

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priceless memory BY SUZANNA LEE (GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA) Patterned paper: Glitz, American Crafts, October Afternoon, Little Yellow Bicycle, Pebbles, We R Memory Keepers, Fancy Pants; cardstock: Core’dinations; punches: Fiskars; die: Hero Arts; decorative bag: Fancy Pants; stencil: Tim Holtz; chipboard, sticker, and library pocket: Pebbles; stamps: Studio Calico, Tim Holtz; ink: VersaFine; thread: Gutterman; embossing paste: Dreamweaver Stencils.

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH A banner doesn’t have to be a banner. Flip the sketch upside down, and the banner area becomes a home for tags.

Suzanna’s choice of a bold background works well because of its pairing with a “neutral” zone for photos.

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hamming around

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BY STACEY GRAGLIA (CANADA) Patterned paper: Daisy D’s, Sassafras Lass; cardstock: Bazzill; embellishments: Cosmo Cricket, Simple Stories, K & Company; Bella Blvd, My Mind’s Eye, American Crafts.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Instead of a cluster of items of the same shape, mix it up with a collage of tags, brads, die-cuts and stickers. Stacey’s choice of a neutral background brings out the brightness of the papers and embellishments.

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the tooth

BY JEANIE JONES (COLLINSVILLE, OKLAHOMA)

Patterned paper: Little Yellow Bicycle, Bo Bunny, Fabscraps; sticker words and letters: Authentique, My Little Shoebox, Sassafras Lass, Scenic Route; cutting files: Miss Kate’s Cuttables; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; floss: DMC.

loving olivia

BY AMY CUNNIFF (DUANESBURG, NEW YORK)

Patterned paper, stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; alphabet letters: American Crafts; ink: Colorbox; tulle: Paper Studios.

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muis is een kleine houdini

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BY NANDA PAUWELS (THE NETHERLANDS) Patterned paper: Graphic 45; cardstock: Bazzill; alphabet stickers: Adorn It; dies: X-cut, Quickutz, Tim Holtz, Die-Namics, Sizzix: stamps: American Crafts, ink: Colorbox; punches: 7Gypsies, Martha Stewart; wooden items: Studio Calico.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Instead of banners, substitute a wide punched or die-cut scalloped border for a powerful visual impact. Nanda creatively disguised a hidden journaling area by embellishing it just like the border it covers.

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hugs and kisses

BY CORRINA COLQUHOUN (CANADA)

Patterned paper: Carta Bella; cardstock: Bazzill; ribbon: American Crafts; cutting files: Miss Kate’s Cuttables.

sarah

BY NICOLE BINGAMAN (HENDERSON, NEVADA)

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Echo Park Paper, October Afternoon, Authentique; alphabet letters: American Crafts, Echo Park Paper, October Afternoon, Fancy Pants Designs, Jillibean Soup; Lily Bee Designs; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; cork: Little Yellow Bicycle; ribbon and brads: October Afternoon; wood veneers: Studio Calico; stamps: Technique Tuesday; ink: Stampin’ Up, Colorbox.

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it’s snow much fun BY MICHELLE SALAZAR (WOODINVILLE, WASHINGTON) Patterned paper: Carta Bella; journaling card: Echo Park Paper; alphabet letters: American Crafts, My Little Shoebox; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; other: gems, bakers twine.

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Want to use larger photos? No problem. Extending the photo area horizontally works like a dream.

Michelle’s layout is all about the theme, from layers of snowflakes to the cute strand of mittens hung up to dry.

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i do all my own stunts

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BY AMY ROLLER (SPARTA, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Simple Stories: title, journaling blocks: Creative Imaginations; stickers: Simple Stories, Adorn It, Paper Wishes; transparency: JoAnn; ink: Colorbox.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Emphasize a favorite photo by covering it with a transparency frame. Amy livened up her star border by using stars of different shapes and materials, and adding faux stitching.

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hugs and kisses BY SOLANGE JAQUET (FRANCE) Patterned paper: Lily Bee; cardstock: Bazzill; dies: Quickutz, Stampin’ Up; rhinestone ribbon: Webster’s Pages; brads: Eyelet Outlet; white pen: Uniball.

be our guest

BY TINA HUSONG (PRYOR, OKLAHOMA)

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; flowers: Prima; punch: Martha Stewart; letter stickers: American Crafts; date stamp: Studio Calico; gems: Close to My Heart.

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happy BY STEPHANIE FELTUS (ARLINGTON, TEXAS) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper, My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Recollections; stickers: Jillibean Soup; cutting file: Sentiments (#38773).

winter wonderland BY CORRINA COLQUHOUN (CANADA) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; glitter cardstock: Best Creation; cutting files: Miss Kate’s Cuttables; floss: We R Memory Keepers.

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Irit’s use of vivid color and texture gives every inch of the layout an important role.

beautiful day BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL) Patterned paper, die-cuts, stickers: Crate Paper; chipboard: Creative Embellishments; bling, flower: Flourish with a Bling; mask: Artistcellar; mists: Lindy’s Stamp Gang; paint: Creative Inspirations Paints; other: washi tape, lace tape, molding paste.

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paco blue BY NANDA PAUWELS (THE NETHERLANDS) Patterned paper: Graphic 45; letter stickers: BasicGrey; grid card: Project Life; date stamp: American Crafts; wood veneers: Studio Calico, Prima; dies: DieNamics, X-cut.

let his light shine BY AMY ROLLER (SPARTA, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; words: Stampin’ Station; letter stickers: Echo Park Paper; corrugated letters: Jillibean Soup; embossing folder: Darice.

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Ashley’s groupings of embellishments surround, enhance, and showcase her photos.

hello you BY ASHLEY HORTON (SPANISH FORT, ALABAMA) Patterned paper: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; stamps and tags: Chic Tags; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; washi tape: Pebbles; wood veneers: Studio Calico.

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make a wish BY TRACI JORGENSEN (SYRACUSE, UTAH) Patterned paper: First Edition; embossing folders: Provo Craft, The Paper Studio; ink: Craft Smart, Stamp Craft; pen: Staedtler; tools: Scor-pal.

my own private idaho BY JEANIE JONES (COLLINSVILLE, OKLAHOMA) Patterned paper: Adorn It; letter stickers: My Little Shoebox; letter and date stamps: My Favorite Things, Making Memories; embossing folder: Sizzix; ink: Colorbox; acrylic paint: Delta; embroidery floss; DMC.

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Machine stitching adds the perfect touch of whimsy to Leslie’s bright and playful layout.

best friends forever BY LESLIE PRINKKI (ERIE, COLORADO) Patterned paper: Pebbles; cardstock: Recollections; 3D stickers: Paper House Productions; ink: Tim Holtz; mist: Heidi Swapp; tag templates: Kiwi Lane Designs.

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strike a pose BY JENNIFER PIOTROFSKI (CANADA) Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, BasicGrey, Fancy Pants Designs, BoBunny; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts, October Afternoon; stamp: EK Success; markers: Copic; ink: VersaMagic.

pink corvette BY STEPHANIE FELTUS (ARLINGTON, TEXAS) Patterned paper: Simple Stories, Bella Blvd; cardstock: Bazzill; washi tape: Bella Blvd; wood veneers: Studio Calico; enamel dots: Doodlebug; mist: Heidi Swapp.

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Diane’s use of black and white photos spotlights the subjects, eliminating distractions.

my fur babies BY DIANE IVERSEN (MT. VERNON, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs, My Mind’s Eye; brads: Teresa Collins Designs; letter stickers: American Crafts, Making Memories, My Little Shoebox; stickers: EK Success; other: vellum, ribbon.

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i love you BY CORRINA COLQUHOUN (CANADA) Patterned paper: BasicGrey; cardstock: Bazzill; layered chipboard: We R Memory Keepers; brads: We R Memory Keepers; floss: We R Memory Keepers; ribbon: American Crafts.

hip hip hooray BY JENNIFER PIOTROFSKI (CANADA) Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, BasicGrey; cardstock: Colorbok; rub-ons: BasicGrey; marker: Copic.

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be mine BY CHRISTINE RANTZ (SPARTA, MISSOURI) Patterned papers: My Mind’s Eye; doily: Hobby Lobby; rhinestones: My Mind’s Eye; dies: Quickutz, Tim Holtz.

Christine’s hearts in different shapes and sizes make a dramatic focal point.

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hello with smiles BY CHRISTINE RANTZ (SPARTA, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; stamp: Hero Arts; floss: DMC; dies: Tim Holtz; other: rhinestones.

mountain man BY TRACI JORGENSEN (SYRACUSE, UTAH) Patterned paper: Die-Cuts with a View; ribbon: Making Memories; ink: Craft Smart; other: embroidery floss.

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hey there, cupcake BY MANDI HOLMES (OKEMOS, MICHIGAN) Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Fancy Pants Designs; cardstock: The Paper Studio; die-cuts: BasicGrey; Queen & Co.; sequins: Tree House Studio; doily: Sunny Side Up Bakery.

Frames, doilies, gems, and pinwheels add eye-catching appeal to Mandi’s card.

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happy birthday BY CHRISTINE RANTZ (SPARTA, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Debbie Mumm; stamp: Hero Arts; floss: DMC; die: Stampin’ Up; rhinestone butterfly: Michael’s; other: buttons.

you are amazing BY HOLLY SCHEER (CANADA) Patterned paper: Doodlebug; stamps: Stamps of Life; ink: Colorbox.

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special friends BY PATTER CROSS (HICKORY, NORTH CAROLINA) Patterned paper: Authentique; cardstock: PaperTrey ink; chipboard: Blue Fern Studios; wood banner: My Mind’s Eye; pearl flourish: Zva; flowers and leaves: Wild Orchid Crafts; seam binding: Hug Snug; mists and mediums: Shimmerz, Glimmer Mist; ink: Hero Arts; other: lace.

Patter’s machine stitching and feminine details join for a stunning creation.


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remember 2013 BY MICHELLE MCCLURE (TEMPLE CITY, CALIFORNIA) Patterned paper, stickers: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: Bazzill; chipboard album and rings: Prima; brads: Simple Stories; ink: Clearsnap; floss: DMC; pen: Pentel.

Michelle used the card sketch for the cover AND the inside pages of a minialbum.

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explore BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL) Cardstock: American Crafts; embossing folder: Sizzix; stamp: Sweet Stamps; inks: Clearsnap; pearls: Flourish with a Bling; chipboard: Wycinanka; embossing powder: Wow! Embossing Powders; other: staples, metal charms.

Irit used stamping and embossing in place of patterned paper, creating extra texture.


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READERS GALLERY SUBMISSIONS

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FOR THE APRIL 2014 ISSUE OF CREATE

Submissions should be sent to submissions@scrapbookgeneration.com. Be sure to have APRIL READERS GALLERY as the subject of the email. Submissions must be based on one of the four free sketches in this issue (two-page layout, one-page layout, card, tag). An individual may submit more than one project, but each project must be sent in a separate email. All files sent should be under 1MB. Include your name and address.

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

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on the wall by Allison Davis


A quick recipe to spruce up an empty wall in your home... Combine the following: • One six-pack of My Mind’s Eye’s new ready-to-frame 8x10 word art prints (available in this and five other adorable styles at www.scrapbookgeneration.com) • A few punched shapes and word stickers • Some favorite photos, both small and 8x10 • nine pieces of 8x10 foam board A few minutes later, you’ve cooked up a personalized family wall arrangement! And it’s easy to switch out the 8x10 photos to keep things fresh and updated!


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MOMENT vs. EVENT

“I scrapbook events. My albums are a year’s worth of events, month by month. I like to look back at pages from each month. Sometimes a month may take only a two-page layout and then some months there are multiple pages.” Jackie Toebben (Bellflower, MO)

“I am an event scrapbooker. I didn’t set out to be one, it just happened that way, because I started scrapbooking shortly before my daughter was born 11 years ago. Now we can sit on the couch and re-live her entire life by reviewing the ‘special events’ of her life contained in her scrapbooks. I lovingly refer to her scrapbooks as her ‘history books’.” Cathy Haney (Hardy, AR)

“I am a chronological scrapper for sure, but life is really about all the little moments. Every day is full of its own joys and its own sorrows. Yes, I scrap events, with lots of pictures. But a lot of my albums are those daily moments that no one really thinks about: silly moments at home, regular visits to the local coffee shop, shopping and trying on clothes, something silly or that makes me smile.”

...which style fits you best?

Deb Wohlleben (Pewaukee, WI)

“My time is limited and I only get to scrapbook every once in a while, so I try to scrapbook from pictures placed in date/event chronological order. I have a hard time choosing photos for pages, so I attempt to place several on one page - definitely more than five in a double-page layout!” Ann Petersen (Carthage, MO) “I am an event scrapper. I started down this road in 2001 when I sought to replace as many of our family's photos as I could after they were destroyed in the flood of 1993. After gathering photos from family, I made a 100-page scrapbook as a surprise for my mom. The album began with her marriage to my dad through my younger sister's high school graduation. It's the first gift that's made her cry and it's something she cherishes. From that point on, I knew the value of capturing, at a minimum, the highlights, holidays, and events that make life special.” Misty Ramirez (St. Louis, MO) “In this season of my life I

consider myself an events scrapper. When you have small children there are just so many events: school plays, sporting events, dances, graduation. But as my youngest is soon to leave the nest, I can imagine my focus changing to more introspective, moments focused scrapping. I find myself doing these types of layouts more and more over the last year, since my oldest left for college in the fall.” Marilyn Taleon (Las Cruces, NM)

“I'm a moments scrapbooker. I don't have a whole lot of photos for things most times, but I'm more interested in the journaling and telling the story. I'm a writer so that's where my heart is. I started scrapbooking because I'd have to hover over someone looking at our photo albums and tell them the story behind the photo. It just seemed faster to make a layout and hand them a scrapbook instead. I was attracted to the idea of Project Life-style scrapping because I could tell more stories, in a weekly fashion, on one layout that included just those moments photos that I snap quickly throughout the week.” Aeryn Kelly-Reitmeyer (Big Bear Lake, CA)


“I do both! I might take four pages to scrap my son's fifth birthday party (event), but then do a layout about my feelings as the family got together for one final portrait before a child left home (moment).” Maria Whitehead (Fort Worth, TX) “For my albums, I am primarily an events scrapper. I take a lot of photos and prefer a double-paged layout. My journaling of the event is often more moments focused, highlighting one particular story or message than the event itself. For example, being filled with patriotism hearing our national anthem being played on Parliament Hill versus journaling about what we did in Ottawa.” Stacey Graglia (Oakville, ON) “I am an events scrapbooker with tons of photos. I prefer sketches that use lots of 4x6 photos.” Corrie Wagner (Cambridge, ON)

“I find I am more drawn to the individual moments my pictures represent. It encompasses ALL of my photos including heritage pictures that give me an opportunity to tell the stories and share the memories of relatives I have only met through images and stories. I also get the opportunity to snag a few random shots of my grandchildren off of social media and it is those intimate moments that often make the most

wonderful layouts. I reflect on the image I see and the emotion it invokes and journal my thoughts. It is a lovely way to scrapbook!” Susan Kopp (Liberty, MO) “Honestly, I'm both an event and moment scrapbooker, trying to capture both facets of our lives. I scrapbook the holidays, birthdays and trips, but also everyday stuff. That said, my absolute FAvOrITE layouts are almost always my ‘moment’ layouts...telling those little stories. I want to remember those things that made me laugh or smile as opposed to what my kids got for Christmas. I guess that's because life isn't made up of big events, but of all those little moments, strung together.” Laura Jones (Alexandria, VA)

“I am an events scrapper. Why? Because I find myself taking most of my pictures at events. I think the reason I have so many pictures of events is because of back in the pre-digital days I had to take several shots to make sure I got a good picture.” Mar Zamora (San Antonio, TX) “I'm definitely a moments scrapper. In general we tend to remember birthdays, vacations, etc. We don't remember that really funny thing that happened one random Tuesday last year, or what our kids were absolutely obsessed with for a few months when they

were two. Those are so easily forgotten and I try my best to make sure I preserve them because those stories matter just as much as the events.” Tasha Key (Jonesboro, AR) “I like to use as many photos as possible to tell the story. That’s why I love and use Scrapbook Generation sketches for all my layouts. The sketches show me how to use multiple photos without looking cluttered, but also leave room for journaling if I so choose.” Dottie Herritz (Spokane, WA)

“Can I call myself an ‘events as moments’ scrapper? I tend to use several photos, but tell a specific story, or portray specific feelings, not just ‘today we did X.’ For example, my daughter just went to her first formal. I did a layout about dress shopping, yes, but tried to focus more about her personality and how I love (and am super proud) that she is able to embrace her own style and uniqueness.” Shawn Hillenbrand (Evansville, IN) “I am a moments scrapper. I started to scrapbook to preserve the stories behind my photos. I find I am much more creative with a few photos from a fun moment rather than a stack of photos from a wedding. I love including funny stuff that my daughter does or says in my scrapbooks.” Debbie Pierce (Laurel, MS)

Do you create a layout by starting with a sketch, or do you like to create the entire page design yourself? Explain your choice.

Send your answer to karin@scrapbookgeneration.com by March 7, 2014. Be sure to have APrIL GrEAT DIvIDE as the subject of the email. Include your name and location. If your answer is selected for publication, we reserve the right to edit your reply for length.


“For you see, each day I love you more. Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.” -- Rosemonde Gerard

“I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten, but I’ve loved another with all my heart and soul, and to me, this has always been enough.” -Nicholas Sparks

no one has ever

MEASURED how much a heart can hold

quote this “all you need is love, love; love is all you need” “tIs BEttEr to havE lovEd and lost than nEvEr to havE lovEd at all.” -- alfrEd tEnnyson

What’s meant to be will always find a way. -- Trisha Yearwood

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"I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach." -- Elizabeth Barrett Browning

“No one has ever measured, even poets, how much a heart can hold.” -- Zelda Fitzgerald


“We’re all a you’vE gotta dancE little weird. And life is a little lIkE thErE’s noBody weird. And watchIng. lovE lIkE when we find you’ll nEvEr BE hurt. someone whose sIng lIkE thErE’s weirdness is compatible noBody lIstEnIng. with ours, we and lIvE lIkE It’s join up with hEavEn on Earth. them and fall into mutually -- wIllIam w. purkEy satisfying weirdness - and call it love - true love.” -- Robert Fulghum

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“The most important things are the hardest to say, because words diminish them.” -Stephen King

“You don’t love someone “You know you’re in love because they’re when you can’t perfect, you fall asleep love them in because reality spite of the fact is finally better that they’re than your not.” dreams.” -- Dr. Seuss -- Jodi Picoult

love “EvEry hEart sIngs a song, IncomplEtE, untIl anothEr hEart whIspErs Back. thosE who wIsh to sIng always fInd a song. at thE touch of lovE, EvEryonE BEcomEs a poEt.” -- plato

“Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” -- Robert A Heinlein

A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you. -- Elbert Hubbard

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• Card: Decorate card base with patterned paper; add embellishments and a small bow. Add pen details around edges. • Valentine candy box: Adhere patterned paper to cover, layer stickers of various sizes and shapes. Finish with pen details, enamel dots, and a bow. • Supplies: Patterned paper, stickers: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: American Crafts; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; ink: Ranger; riibbon: Hug Snug; gel pen: Uniball.


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LOVE by Lindsey Amschler

“I wish you joy and happiness,but above all this I wish you love.” lyRiCS FRoM “i Will AlWAyS

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CREATE: Issue 2, February 2014  

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

CREATE: Issue 2, February 2014  

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

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