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ISSUE 3 - MARCH 2014

four fun & free sketches inspiration: Teresa Collins 162 cool design ideas


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a letter from the editor

Overwhelming is the perfect word. When we decided to launch a monthly magazine in conjunction with our expanded online store, we had no idea how big (and how quickly!) the word would spread! The first two issues of Scrapbook Generation’s CREATE have already been read and downloaded over 150,000 times each, an astonishing statistic. And to make it even more amazing, CREATE has reached over 70 countries around the globe. Our simple approach -share what we do best -- seems to be working. We love bringing you the spectrum of papercrafting. Our featured projects range from “ordinary” scrapbookers in our hometown, to some of the biggest names in the scrapbooking world. We believe that beautiful work is meant to be shared, and that anyone can create beautiful work. The pages of our magazine prove that each month.

We love hearing from our readers, and so many of you have let us know that you appreciate CREATE. One of the favorite features? CREATE readers love the inside scoop on the companies they know and love! We’ve brought you Fancy Pants Designs, My Mind’s Eye, and in this issue, Teresa Collins Designs. In future months, watch for Echo Park Paper, Simple Stories, Carta Bella, Sizzix, Authentique, Pink Paislee, Heidi Swapp, BoBunny, and more. Enjoy issue three, and if you’re looking for a great place to shop online, give us a try. We’ll treat you like we treat our local customers, with appreciation and with the best service we can provide.

Debbie Sanders

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contents MARCH 2014

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Sketch Support

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Teresa Collins

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

Design team members of this popular company share their talent, using four free SG sketches to make 16 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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Foiled Again

Technique guru Tammy Tutterow has a step-by-step way (both simple and doable) to emboss foil.

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Anything Goes

Allison Davis has four seasonal sketches that are perfect for pocket page scrapbooks and so much more.

8 party time • 11 metal brads • 45 it’s about time • 217 submission


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Singin’ in the Rain

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Local Talent

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Readers Gallery

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

Making a cute umbrella embellishment for rainy day themed projects is just steps away, with tips from Allison Davis.

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Team Challenge

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

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

ns instructions • 218 the great divide • 220 quote this • 220 enjoy it


create scrapbook generation’s

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF debbie sanders SKETCH ARTISTS

allison davis & debbie sanders CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

ON THE COVER HAPPINESS FOUND by Allison Davis

Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; chipboard, butterflies, wooden arrows: Teresa Collins Designs; ink: Colorbox; embroidery floss: DMC.

............................ 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

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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 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 tim by Lindsey Amschler

• Card: Create a background with a die-cut machine or by handcutting a pattern onto the card base. Add more detail with hand-drawn white pen lines. Finish by cutting and layering papers and embellishments. • Gift bag: Cut and fold patterned paper to create a basket-style gift bag. Create a paper bunny by adhering circles and ovals together. Finish by drawing whiskers and mouth. • Pinwheel: Cut a pinwheel shape, then decorate and attach to a paper straw. Cut some decorative strips with a border punch, then layer and adhere with other papers. Attach the band of papers to the glass bottle.

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• Card - patterned paper, die-cuts: Authentique; cardstock: American Crafts; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; doily: Recollections; twine: American Crafts; wood veneer: Prima; flowers: I Am Roses; pen: Uniball; ink: Ranger. • Gift bag - Patterned paper, die-cuts: Authentique;


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cardstock: American Crafts; flowers: I Am Roses; ink: Ranger; pen: Uniball. • Pinwheel - Patterned paper, die-cuts: Authentique; cardstock: American Crafts; punch: Martha Stewart; ink: Ranger; pen: Uniball; other: straw, glass bottle.

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™ ™

scrapbook

generation Your local scrapbook store. Virtually.

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.

™ www.scrapbookgeneration.com


here a brad, there a

brad

with lindsey amschler, katrina hunt, and allison davis

They started out plain. And small. Then before we knew it, they were available in every color and every size and every shape. Check out the clever brad-worthy techniques our trio of designers has come up with to help make the most of this popular and plentiful product.

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fun techniques ahead


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lindsey amschler

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metal brads

Make a cute cinched ribbon effect by pulling the brad prongs apart and sliding in the ribbon. Then, simply push them back together and secure to the project.

Project 1 - Patterned paper, brads: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Simple Stories; ribbon: Hug Snug; ink: Ranger; pen: Uniball; other: acrylic paint. Project 2 - Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; stickers: My Mind’s Eye, American Crafts; brads: We R Memory Keepers; twine: The Twinery; ink: Ranger. Project 3 - Patterned paper, die-cuts, sequins: Teresa Collins; brads: Doodlebug; flowers: I Am Roses; punch: Martha Stewart; ribbon: Hug Snug; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; ink: Ranger.


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Add more dimension and detail to pre-made embellishments by adding mini-brads. Try creating a circle pattern on a diecut or layering the brads in the centers of sequins.

Create a unique and festive border by inserting brads near the corners and then wrapping twine around them.

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metal brads

Use a stitching template to create a pattern for brads. So that the project doesn’t get too heavy, use stitching to balance things out.

Project 4 - Card: My Mind’s Eye; stitching template: American Crafts; embroidery floss: DMC; other: brads. Project 5 - Card: My Mind’s Eye; brads: My Mind’s Eye. Project 6 - Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: My Mind’s Eye; twine: The Twinery; punch: EK Success; adhesives: Therm O Web.


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Use a decorative brad -- many companies make them to match paper collections -as a flower center.

Try brads as a substitute for enamel dots. Decorate the 3x4 cards used for pocket-page scrapbooking.

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metal brads

Use brads arranged in a simple shape to create string art. Use a long piece of thread and loop it around the brads (in no particular order) until each has been looped at least once.

Project 7 -- Cardstock: Bazzill; brads: Doodlebug; embroidery floss: DMC; word stickers: My Mind’s Eye; heart punch: Recollections; ink: Colorbox. Project 8 -- Cardstock: Bazzill; brads: Doodlebug; butterfly stamp: Inkadinkado; word sticker: My Mind’s Eye; twine: my Mind’s Eye; ink: Prima. Project 9 -- Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; brads: Doodlebug, We R Memory Keepers, Bazzill; word stickers: My Mind’s Eye; ink: Colorbox.


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Brads are a great and super easy way to add dimension to a stamped image.

Use a variety of brad sizes and styles to fill in a simple shape.


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

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

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MEASUREMENTS:

PLACEMENTS:

• Left page blocks, bottom layer: 3-3/4 x 9-1/2” (right piece next to 4x6 photo); 3 x 10-1/2” (left piece)

• 2-1/2 x 3-1/2” photos page

• Left page block, middle layer: 7-1/2 x 9”

DIRECTIONS:

• Striped strip: 1/2 x 9” • Banners: all 1-1/4 x 1/2”, except third from top, which is 1/2 x 3/4” • Title square: 4 x 4” • 2x2 photo mats: 2-1/4 x 2-3/4” • Journaling strips: 2 x 1/4”

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Allison Davis

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

™ A sampling of items in the Allison Davis spring bundle

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

www.scrapbookgeneration.com


sketch

support by allison davis

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

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sketch support 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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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.allisondavissg.typepad.com


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SKETCH VARIATION #1


picture perfect on picture day BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Simple Stories; letter stickers: American Crafts (picture, picture), October Afternoon (perfect), Simple Stories (on, day); cardstock: Bazzill; wooden camera, Polaroid frames: Maya Road; chipboard hearts: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; ink: Colorbox; embroidery floss: DMC.

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SKETCH VARIATION #1

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I had less pictures than what the sketch called for so I used one large photo in place of the three smaller photos and title piece. I kept the same measurements of the whole photo block (8 x 8) for my large photo. Since I kept the same measurements, there wasn't a need to adjust or change anything else.

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I really liked the little Polaroid framed photos so I decided to use more of them on this layout. Instead of using the two 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 photos, I substituted more framed photos in the smaller size.

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SKETCH VARIATION #2


every day is an adventure BY ALLISON DAVIS

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; enamel dots: My Mind’s eye; buttons: My Mind’s Eye; word stickers: My Mind’s Eye; circle punches: Fiskars, EK Success, Marvy Uchida; ink: Colorbox; emboridery floss: DMC.

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SKETCH VARIATION #2

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I love finding ways to pull elements from the pictures and incorporate them into the overall design of the page. Circles were all over the pictures we had taken during a trip to the park, so I wanted to find a way to use circles on my layout. I started with an 8" circle in place of the 8x8 photo block on the left page. I kept the 8" measurement the same and used the same sized photos. I also added layers of larger circles to represent the background pieces on the sketch.

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I used an extra 4x4 photo in place of the title block on the sketch and moved the title to the center. I had more photos than the sketch suggests so I had to find a way to include more.


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Instead of banner strips, I used that area to include more circles. I created a grouping of circles in several sizes around the left edge of the large photo circle similar to the banner strips on the sketch.

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In place of the framed photos on both sides of the sketch I used a circle punch to create circle shaped pictures.

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Since I had more photos that I wanted to use than what the sketch suggests I used two 4x3 photos in place of the each 4x6 photo on the left page.

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SKETCH VARIATION #3


crazy cousins BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; word stickers: Simple Stories; letter stickers: Simple Stories (crazy), Lily Bee Design (names on frames); chipboard alphabet: American Crafts (cousins); die-cut pieces: Simple Stories; heart punches: Recollections, EK Success; ink: Colorbox; embroidery floss: DMC.

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SKETCH VARIATION #3

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Not only did I have a lot more photos that I wanted to include but I also was working with all those photos being horizontal only. None of them could be cropped down to 4x4 without losing important pieces of the pictures. I decided to use 4x3 photos and a 4x3 title block in place of the 4x4 photos and title block on the sketch.

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To include more pictures I extended the photo block on the left page all the way to the top and bottom. You could do the same with the 4x4 photos and add another two photos.

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ince most of the background pieces would be covered up on my layout I added a few trips on the left and right of my photos on the left page. On he left I used a small strip with an arrangement of arrows in place of the banner strips on he sketch. On the right I used wo strips that somewhat match up with the papers on he right of the photo block.

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On the right I used a large photo in place of the two 4x6 photos. Since I only had horizontal photos this was an easy substitution!

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I used a 6x4 photo in place of the two 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 photos on the sketch. It's half an inch taller but no adjustments were needed since the left page design doesn't measure up with the right side design like it does on the sketch.


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love this life BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: October Afternoon (this); chipboard alphabet: American Crafts; wooden alphabet and hearts: Teresa Collins Designs; word stickers: Teresa Collins Designs; heart punch: EK Success; chipboard heart: Teresa Collins Designs; ink: Colorbox; embroidery floss: DMC.

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I wanted to use a collection of my Instagram photos and since they are all square they fit wonderfully within the design on the left page. On the right page, not so much. So, I decided to just work with the design on the left page and extend it to cover the whole layout.

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The only background piece I used from the sketch is the vertical strip. I used it behind the title block and photo below the title block.

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Since the photos extend to the edges I had to find new places for the smaller, framed photos on the sketch. On the left page it's pretty much in the same spot, except it's actually on top of the photos. On the right page they are close to the same area but I had to move them down so I wasn't covering too much of the photos. I also added an extra photo.

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To fit with the design of the page I made a 4x4 journaling block. It had to move from its location on the sketch but still has a similar placement, above the framed photos.


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happiness found BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Desings; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; chipboard: Teresa Collins Designs; butterflies: Teresa Collins Designs; wooden arrows: Teresa Collins Designs; ink: Colorbox; embroidery floss: DMC.

I enjoy making all kinds of layouts about my boys, and if there is a paper collection I like, I don’t worry about the colors being too feminine. If I like it...I use it!”

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SKETCH VARIATION #5

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The design on the left page of the sketch was perfect for adapting to a one-page layout. I used a 5x7 photo in place of the 8x8 block of photos and title.

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Since I only had one photo that I wanted to include I shrunk all of the elements to fit that one photo. Proportionally the papers are all still roughly the same, with the same background pieces that are on the sketch, just on a smaller scale.


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The smaller elements on the page left lots of open space. White space isn’t bad, but I wanted to eliminate a bit of that. I added strips on left and right edges. Since I used a photo in place of the title block on the sketch I had to find a new spot for my title. I used it in place of the 2x2 framed photo over the banner strips. The journaling on the sketch is on the right page so I had to find a space for it on my layout. I ended up adding it to the bottom right of my photo.

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time

it’s about

by debbie sanders

The way I figure it, there are two types of scrapbookers: those who have all the time in the world, and those who don’t. It’s not typically a life sentence. There will be periods when you can’t keep up with all the demands on your life. But there will also be times when you have leisure hours to fill.

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THE 30-MINUTE LAYOUT For me, one of the easiest ways to save valuable time scrapbooking is to narrow down decisions about supplies. First, use a sketch with measurements. I used the one-page sketch I designed for this issue, and made only a few supplybased alterations. Second, use supplies from one collection (like You Are My Happy by Teresa Collins Designs, above).

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Once you’ve selected papers and adhered them to the page, it’s just a matter of choosing a few matching embellishments and attaching them. It just doesn’t get any easier!


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THE 3-HOUR LAYOUT Identical papers, identical photos, but a huge difference in time management! I made this layout more personal by using some items from the collection and adding my own touch to them. I added flowers, brads, twine, and a butterfly to a die-cut, and ended up with an embellishment I was thrilled with. On other items, I used glitter glue to add sparkle. If you have the time, it’s so much fun to “do it yourself.”

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embellishment

title

journaling

QUICK: Embellish with chipboard banners from an embellishment pack, top.

QUICK: Use a title sticker and ephemera pack die-cuts, top.

QUICK: Choose a sticker, top.

CUSTOM: Choose large letter stickers, and use glitter glue to add sparkle to an ephemera pack die-cut, bottom.

CUSTOM: Stamp journaling image coordinating colo the edges, botto

CUSTOM: Add flowers, brads, twine, and a butterfly to an ephemera die-cut, bottom.

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QUICK: Tie twine around the photo mats, top.

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

p a small e in a or, then trim om.

CUSTOM: Make a custom 3-D embellishment with two sizes of hearts and jewels, plus add glitter glue to the flag, bottom.

CUSTOM: Most items began with pre-made embellishments which were enhanced, or specifically made just for this layout, bottom.

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DEBBIE’S TIP #1 When I’m working with older photos of my daughters (these are circa 1978), the colors are often not the best. And sometimes a paper collection just grabs me and I want to use it, regardless of whether my photos match or not. In cases like that, I often reprint my photos in black and white.

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DEBBIE’S TIP #2 The sketch doesn’t show any embellishments with the banner cluster at top, but when I had the papers I chose adhered, it seemed something was missing. Since there were splashes of bold black in other areas of the layout, a touch of black (via a few jewels) was just what I was looking for to tie the banners to the rest of the page.

DEBBIE’S TIP #3 Paper selection is important to me, and I immediately knew I wanted to use the diagonal word design paper for my background. However, by doing that, it narrowed my choices for paper in other areas. Since the background was so colorful and bold, the accent papers needed to be more white-based (and fairly small-pattterned) to get the look I wanted.

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30-minute layout: Patterned paper, stickers, ephemera pack, borders, chipboard, flags, brads: Teresa Collins Designs; twine: American Crafts. 3-hour layout: patterned paper, ephemera pack, flags, borders, Teresa Collins Designs; letter stickers: American Crafts; jewels: Queen & Co., Prima; bakers twine: My Mind’s Eye; flowers, butterfly: Petaloo; brads: We R Memory Keepers; stamp: KaiserCraft; ink: Colorbox; glitter glue: Tim Holtz Distress Stickles by Ranger; heart punches: Fiskars.


Sometimes one is enough. • A cherished vintage photo. • A favorite formal portrait. • A special snapshot that tells a bigger story.

They each speak to your heart and deserve the spotlight.

• 24 one-page sketches, all with one 6x4 or 4x6 photo. • exact measurements of photos, papers, and elements • 24 beautiful full-color layout examples Order a hardcopy book or get instant gratification with the ebook version.

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teresa collins designs

creates When the Teresa Collins design team meets up with four sketches from Scrapbook Generation, beautiful things happen. Find out some fun inside details about Teresa Collins Designs, 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 Teresa Collins team


did you know? Teresa Collins shared some fun facts about herself. Read on and find out the inside scoop about this amazing designer!

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I love to go to Goodwill and find treasures.

My favorite color is white...okay, maybe it’s not really a color. I am next obsessed with the color gold.

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I am always spraypainting items...I am a little out of control. I was a cheerleader -even though I was painfully shy.

My middle names is Leigh. I am from North Carolina so many girls have this same middle name.

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My favorite drink is Diet Mtn. Dew. I try hard not to drink it, but it is my biggest vice.

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The Teresa Collins Designs Team: Kelsie Jordan, assistant sa receivable manager; Brie Pinales, head of the graphic arts de and designer; Sean Edgar: sales director for international and shown: Gentry Bartholomew, blog and social media; Taylor P workshops; Cheri Piles and Yvonne Blair, design team leader


ales director and accounts epartment; Teresa Collins, owner d domestic departments. Not ier, class development and rs.

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Collins how often does Teresa create designs ?

I am so tenderhearted. I love to watch Hallmark movies and cry through all of them.

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I love to shop for home decor. My favorite stores are Z Gallerie, Ballard Designs, and The Container Store.

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I am a thrifty girl. I love to find things and recreate them myself at a “bargain.”

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I work on a MacBook Pro. I design every day...I love it! I have seven children...so blessed.

I love veggie sushi and Cafe Rio pork barbacoa salads. My favorite foods ever!

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My husband is Tyler and we sign our love notes “T n T.” Just like the song by AC/DC -- “TNT” dynamite. That is our secret message and song for each other.

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My least favorite thing is balancing the checkbook. I actually love doing TV and going on HSN, My Craft Channel, etc. I am not as shy anymore.

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“Teresa Collins Designs is a company dedicated to helping crafters ‘tell a story’ with sophisticated and timeless papers and products.” -Teresa Collins Designs

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QA

How did you first develop an interest in papercrafting?

“It was through my mothers unexpected death. It was my therapy and I realized that I loved the meaning of documenting the story.”

How did that interest develop into starting your own company?

and

“As I traveled and designed product. I always thought as a ‘end consumer’ and designed based on what was needed in the industry.”

Where do you get the inspiration for new collections and for new embellishment styles?

“I go to stores like Goodwill, antique malls, and regular stores and look for trends, colors and taking inspiration to create ‘new’ items that are different and help tell a story.”

What has been the most surprising thing about having your own company?

“That you are NEVER off. I get thousands of emails and find that I am never really able to shut my brain down.”

How do you make time for papercrafting yourself?

“I design projects with my family, my memories and have always wanted to do it for my family. I LOVE the design process.”

What have you learned about yourself because of starting your own business?

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“I am stronger than I thought I was. I can still be kind and nice and run my company in a way that my employees respect my decisions. They will always know how valued and appreciated they are to me. I believe in praising and having a team environment. I wanted a company that is positive and makes a difference in the way we run our business.”


meet teresa collins

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meet teresa collins

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How does travel play into your creative process? “I travel the world (I was in five continents last year) to share how to create from the heart. I believe it is important to connect with consumers. Traveling has been a way for me to know the needs and wants in the craft world. You could find me at a mall in Spain, or a village in Africa, or the local Goodwill as I strive to find new inspiration.”

What is your identity as a designer? “I am a designer who wants to create a beautiful life. I am passionate about the creative process and inspiring others to do the same. I strive to be proactive in the crafting industry instead of reactive. It is my goal to always evolve and stretch my creativity in all that I do and design.”

What events do you take part in to promote papercrafting? “I have my own crafting events each year -Inspiration Unlimited in Henderson, Nevada and a yearly Teresa Collins cruise. I teach all over the world to share my love of creating.”

How does your blog help you reach others? “I blog regularly to share my passion and heart with others. I have the most loyal fans and I love them dearly. I am thankful for my blog and the opportunity it has given me to share worldwide with readers about my life, children and what inspires me. I get personal and want others to know I am just a mom who is lucky enough to have followed her creative dreams. I want to inspire others to do the same.”

What others ways do you promote crafting? “I do a weekly show for My Craft Channel and I make regular TV appearances on ABC4 Good Things Utah in hopes to inspire others to create with both style and meaning at an affordable price. I have also been on QVC, Ideal World, HSN, HGTV, and DIY television.”

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Have you formed relationships with other scrapbooking companies?

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“I have been so fortunate to have companies want to partner and design products with me. I have partnerships with Fiskars, Craftwell, We R Memory Keepers, Xyron, and Photocentric and did cartridges for Provo Craft. I have big new things that will debut this May. My passion and enthusiasm for designing never stops. It is hard for me to sleep at night!”

Where do you see yourself and your company five years from now?

“I see the company only continuing to grow and my designs expanding into other creative arenas.”

What are your favorite aspects of the business? The least favorite?

“My favorite is designing and then teaching others how to take my designs and making beautiful memories. My least is probably the accounting.”

How has having your own company enhanced your life?

“I feel it a honor and blessing to be able to create the products that others use to design their life, memories and more. It really is such a honor that they would choose my designs.”

Would you do it all over again?

“In a heartbeat! I am so happy and over the moon thankful. I am still excited every single day as I work. It doesn’t feel like work to me… I feel like I am constantly just doing something I love.”

What else would you like to say to the readers about Teresa Collins Designs?

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“I read every comment and love hearing from you. THANK YOU for the support. I am listening and hope you will join me on my Facebook page and blog to share and connect with me.”


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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 16 gorgeous creations the Teresa Collins design team members have made, then download the free SG sketches and try them out yourself.

free download sketches for March

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...the Teresa Collins design team Leslie Ashe Yvonne Blair Christie Bryant Jennifer Haggerty Stacey Michaud Melissa Phillips Cheri Piles Tessa Wise free download sketches for March WORD 2.25 SQUARE PHOTO

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Grid designs form great backdrops for scrapbook layouts. Use the formality as a base, then have fun by breaching the margins. Breaking the rules is kinda fun...right?

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This sketch was so easy and FUN to use! I recreated almost exactly to the sketch, adding only a few elements that state my personality.”

LESLIE ASHE “I loved these pictures I recently took on my cell phone of my daughter and I. They show our relationship to a ‘T.’ Meaning...we are not only mom and daughter...but the best of friends! This girl of mine is the light of my life.” LESLIE’S BLOG www.leslieashe.blogspot.com

love is a good thing BY LESLIE ASHE {for Teresa Collins Designs} Patterned paper, 6x6 paper pad, stickers, chipboard, diecut wood, buttons, sequins, enamel dots and shapes: Teresa Collins Designs.

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I liked using the one-page layout sketch because it had a strong grid incorporated in the design, yet also had lot of curves and random edges. Sometimes, grid can be too structured, but this sketch showed me how to shake it up.”

STACEY MICHAUD “To create the 3x3 grid, I used journaling cards and tags. These elements are sized exactly the same so it made putting the grid together an easy task. I added some textural elements like the wood speech bubble and the sequins.” STACEY’S BLOG www.staceymichaud.blogspot.com

so cute BY STACEY MICHAUD {for Teresa Collins Designs} Patterned paper, 6x6 paper pad, brads, enamel dots, tags, gems, chipboard, word stickers, die-cut wood; Teresa Collins Designs; letter stickers: American Crafts.

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I really enjoyed participating in this sketch challenge. Layouts are usually very difficult for me so it was nice to have a guideline to go by. It made it really easy to get a layout completed.”

YVONNE BLAIR “I used washi tape to create the borders at the top...quick and easy!” YVONNE’S BLOG www.yvonneblair.com

hello my name is BY YVONNE BLAIR {for Teresa Collins Designs} Patterned paper, decorative brads, tape, buttons, chipboard, die-cut wood: Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock: Bazzill.

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I really loved creating a layout with this sketch as I loved the clean lines, as well as the fun banners.”

JENNIFER HAGGERTY “Who doesn’t love wedding photos? Using this line with my niece’s wedding photos: a perfect match!” JENNIFER’S BLOG www.livethemoment-jen.blogspot.com

always & forever love BY JENNIFER HAGGERTY {for Teresa Collins Designs} Patterned paper, wood veneer shapes, enamel dots and shapes, buttons, chipboard, die-cuts, photo overlay: Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock: Bazzill; embroidery floss: We R Memory Keepers; other: thread.

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This ten-photo sketch combines a sweet grid design with free-form accents for flair. Top it off with a row of perky banners and a few frames perfect for Instagram shots.

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“I built my title using different elements from the collection. I started with a journaling card and added the wood number, chipboard ‘Mr. & Mrs.’ and Essential alphabet stickers. Mixing a long title is a fun way to add interest and color.”

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the details BY STACEY MICHAUD {for Teresa Collins Designs}

Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; decorative brads, enamel dots, buttons, stickers die-cut wood embellishments: Teresa Collins Designs.


It really challenged me to use as many STACEY MICHAUD photos as I could fit on the www.staceymichaud.blogspot.com page.” CREATE 79


“These photos work perfectly with this sketch. They are from a shoot I had with my kids when they were home at Christmas. I couldn’t decide on just one, so what better way to use some of my favorites than with this sketch!”

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you are awesome BY LESLIE ASHE {for Teresa Collins Designs} Patterned paper, ephemera, stickers, die-cut wood embellishments: Teresa Collins Designs.


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Double-page sketches honestly scare me to death! But not this one. I loved piecing together with ease each photo, strip of paper, www.leslieashe.blogspot.com and all the elements that made it become this two-page layout I LOVE!�

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“It was fun doing a layout about myself! I am guilty of not including my story in my scrapbook pages.�

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an everyday kind of day BY JENNIFER HAGGERTY {for Teresa Collins Designs} Patterned paper, die-cuts, chipboard, buttons, wood veneer shapes, enamel dots, photo overlay, arrow stamp: Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock: Bazzill; ink: Ranger; other: stapler.


This sketch was wonderful to use as I am very out of practice of creating double- JENNIFER HAGGERTY www.livethemoment-jen.blogspot.com page layouts. And I love how easy it was to incorporate multiple photos!”

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“I changed my layout a little bit because I had little cards that I really wanted to use on the right side. I love all of the different pennants in the "Hello, You Are My Happy" collection so it was fun to incorporate all of them from the ephemera pack to the chipboard buttons.�

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you are my happy BY CHERI PILES {for Teresa Collins Designs}

Patterned papers, decorative brads, chipboard, chipboard buttons, sequins, ephemera: Teresa Collins Designs; other: cardstock.


I enjoyed the ease of use with the sketch. It keeps it CHERI PILES simple and easy. You can www.cherinspirations.com/blog keep it simple or keep adding to it.”

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Circles always make a dramatic statement, and this card sketch is all about circles. Add a few flowers, and you have a card that’s perfect for a springtime message.

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teresa collins design team + scrapbook generation sketch

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Melissa Phillips

Tessa Wise

Patterned paper, ephemera, chipboard, buttons, gems, enamel dots and shapes, decorative tape, clear stamps: Teresa Collins Designs; other: twill ribbon.

Patterned paper, sequins, gems, clear stamps: Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock: Avery Elle, Bazzill, Stampin’ Up; die-cuts: Lifestyle Crafts; ink: Tsukineko.


Cheri Piles

Patterned paper, ephemera, chipboard buttons, doily: Teresa Collins Designs; other: cardstock.

Christie Bryant

Patterned paper, gems, sequins: Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock: American Crafts; ink: Colorbox chalk ink; other: embroidery floss, flowers.

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decorative Debbie Sanders

TAG sketch

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Spring and flowers just naturally go together. Capture the look and feel of spring with this versatile sketch that blends papers and posies. Add a touch of sunshine to spring projects.

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teresa collins design team + scrapbook generation sketch

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Christie Bryant

Tessa Wise

Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; stickers, brads, enamel dots and shapes, gems, sequins: Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock: American Crafts; ink: Colorbox chalk ink; other: seam binding, lace, velvet ribbon.

Patterned paper, brads, enamel dots and shapes, clear stamps: Teresa Collins Designs; modeling paste, stencil, pallet knifes: Teresa Collins Basically Essential; cardstock: Avery Elle; ink: Stampin’ Up.


Yvonne Blair

Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; chipboard, buttons, enamels dots and shapes: Teresa Collins Designs; embosser and folder: Teresa Collins eBosser; other: bakers twine.

Melissa Phillips

Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; ephemera, chipboard, buttons, sequins: Teresa Collins Designs; other: twill ribbon, vintage trim.

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red hot right now...

stencils

by tammy tutterow

Stencils are hot! One walk down an aisle at the recent Craft and Hobby Association (CHA) trade show will confirm that if you didn’t know it already! More and more manufacturers are making stencils, and they have a versatility few other products can claim.

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tammy tutterow technique tutorial You can find stencils that coordinate with your favorite stamps and patterned paper designs, as well as stencils that are on the latest fashion and design trends. But what do you do with all of those stencils? Sure you can ink and mist over them, but did you know you can also emboss with them? This month I will show you a really simple technique for embossing a stencil design onto foil and next month I will show you how to do embossing on paper using a die-cut machine.

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Begin by laying a thin piece of foil (Ranger Foil Sheets shown) on a soft surface like a mouse pad or foam piercing mat. Use tape to hold the foil in place.

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Position the stencil in place over the foil. Use tape to hold it in place. (Tip, if you use washi tape, you should be able to remove it and re-use it on a project later!)

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Use a round tipped embossing stylus to trace around the design of the stencil. Hold the stylus like a pencil and trace just like you would with a pencil. You do not need to press hard, a light foil will impress easily on the foam surface. If there are areas in the design that you would like to exclude, simply don’t trace around them.

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tammy tutterow technique tutorial After you have finished tracing, remove the tape. The embossed surface will now have the design of the stencil debossed on it. If your foil does not have adhesive on the back, you can flip the foil over and use that side as well.

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To accent the design, scribble over the foil with an acrylic paint dabber (Ranger Adirondack Pitch Black shown). Allow the paint to sit for a few minutes.

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Use a dry cloth or paper towel to buff the paint off of the foil before it is completely dry. The paint will remain in the debossed areas.

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You can use alcohol ink based markers (Copics shown) to add color to the foil. Tap and dab the color onto the foil with the brush tip of the marker for the best results.

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the finished product: embossed foil!


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The finished piece can be used as an embellishment for a card, tag, or scrapbook page. It can be die cut to any shape and looks great as a photo mat. You can dress up the finished piece with added embellishments like brads and metal gears.

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 by lindsey amschler

Mini-albums are great fun to embellish, but sometimes fInding one the right size and shape can be elusive. When that happens, I just create an album myself from sheets or pieces of chipboard, like the one I made recently to hold some special family photos.

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lindsey’s simple process • Cut pieces of chipboard to the desired size. • Ink the edges and cover all pages with paper. • Punch holes through the chipboard and tie ribbon to bind the album together. • Adhere additional patterned papers and photos. • Embellish the pages with diecuts, stickers and buttons.

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FIRST BASE Create a quick and simple -- yet adorable -- flip-style minialbum by using small pieces of chipboard as the base of the album.

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Small journaling and title cards -- like the ones used in pocket-page style scrapbooking -- are the perfect size for mini-album pages.

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EMBELLISH IT A variety of buttons and enamel dots are the perfect embellishments for boy-themed projects, including minialbums.

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Album by Lindsey Amschler: Patterned paper, stickers, washi tape, buttons, enamel dots, flair, chipboard and die-cuts: My Mind’s Eye; stick pin: Teresa Collins Designs; fabric button: We R Memory Keepers; twine: American Crafts; punches: Martha Stewart; ribbon: Hug Snug; ink: Ranger; pen: Uniball.


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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.

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use for: pocket pages • traditional layouts • title c

allison’s 4x6 ANYTHING sketch

spring has sprung

Create a burst of butterflies by drawing and stitching lines towards the top of the card. Finish by adding a variety of sizes and colors of butterflies.

Above -- Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: BasicGrey; embroidery floss: DMC. Next page -- Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers; Lily Bee Design; pen: Zig Memory System: embroidery floss: DMC.

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cards • journaling cards • greeting cards • more

allison’s 3x4 ANYTHING sketch Create rain by stitching lines below a cloud. Try adding small rain drops of patterned paper. Brads, sequins, or beads would also work as rain drops.

RAIN, rain

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Make pinwheels by starting with a square of patterned paper, cutting diagonally from each corner to near the center. Fold in alternating tips. Secure with a brad in the center.

Right -- Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; brads: Teresa Collins Designs; ink: Colorbox. Next page - Cardstock: American Crafts; chipboard alphabet: American Crafts; chipboard flowers: American Crafts; butterflies: Echo Park Paper; embroidery floss: DMC.

allison’s 4x3 ANYTHING sketch

hello Spring!

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Create a cute spring scene by adding flowers and butterflies to the top of “March.” Finish the card with a large stitched flourish.

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.

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make it

yours by allison davis

Sometimes, you want to go all out. Make an embellishment for your layout that is every bit as special as the photos themselves. Making a splishy splashy umbrella isn’t difficult. All it takes is time, a handful of supplies, and a few simple steps.

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SUPPLIES • cork or foam board • paper piercer • needle • embroidery floss • ruler • three 3-1/4" half circles • pencil • scissors • ink • 3/4" circle (for template) • chipboard "J" • Memory Thread (or craft wire) • adhesives (foam adhesive, tape runner, glue dots) • brad


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DIRECTIONS 1. Start by finding the center and marking it with a pencil on one of the half circles. 2. Use the 3/4" circle to trace the half circles, starting in the center, for the bottom edge of the umbrella. Cut along the edge of the traced circles. 3. Use the first circle with the cut edge along the bottom as a template to trace the other two circles. 4. Cut two 3-4" pieces of Memory Thread. Twist them together.

7. On the patterned paper that is going to be the accent piece, draw lines from each point on the bottom up to the top center. Cut along the lines, discard the outer edge pieces and the middle piece. You will only be using the remaining two as accents. 8. Adhere the two accent pieces to the top of the remaining half circle piece. Trim to fit if needed. 9. After you've added the accent pieces, pierce a hole at the top center and add the brad.

5. Use glue dots to adhere the top side of the bottom umbrella piece. (It will be covered by the top piece when finished.)

10. Pierce holes with a paper piercer and use the needle and embroidery floss to stitch along the edges of the accent pieces. Don't go all the way to the bottom of the points because the paper will rip. Just get close, you won't notice it on the finished umbrella.

6. Cut the chipboard "J" to the size you want and ink. Adhere the "J" to the bottom of the twisted Memory Thread piece. Set aside the piece with the Memory Thread and "J".

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HANDCRAFTED UMBRELLA


rain rain go away! BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: BasicGrey; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts (rain, rain), BasicGrey (go away!), my Little Shoebox (Drew wants to play!); birds: Maya Road; brads: Doodlebug; Memory Thread: DMC; ink: Colorbox.

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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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embrace

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the

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 katrina hunt

"This color challenge was extremely hard for me. I am just going to admit it. So, I had to use the colors all in smaller doses and slightly muted. The letter stickers, wood dots and veneer help by adding in the brown. Bonus, the pink added in keeps the layout from looking too much like St. Patrick's Day!"

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photo fun by Katrina Hunt (Springfield, Missouri) www.paperscissorsandglue.blogspot.com Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye; wooden enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; letters; October Afternoon; tag: Chic Tags; chipboard tag: Pebbles; wood veneer: American Crafts; punch: EK Success; adhesives: Therm O Web.

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christy arthur

“This color challenge was quite a challenge for me! The colors do not seem that difficult to work with, but when I was going through my supplies I realized that I was very limited when it came to the color green.�

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away we go by Christy Arthur (Battlefield, Missouri) www.thearthurz.blogspot.com Patterned papers: American Crafts, Basic Grey, Bazzill, Crate Paper, October Afternoon, Sassafras: other: sequins, embroidery floss.

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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE lynette jacobs

“Initially when I looked at the photo inspiration and the colors I thought this was going to be challenging. Then while I was going through my (vast) stash, I came across the BasicGrey Wander papers and it was a perfect fit. I love the current trend of triangles and cut a template with my Silhouette, then I cut some triangles in different sizes and from different papers. I filled in a few drawn ones and colored them with gelatos and then hand stitched around them. A few felties, brads and sequins and it turned out just lovely.�

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you shine by Lynette Jacobs (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) www.creativemoments-lynette.blogspot.com Patterned papers: BasicGrey; cardstock: American Crafts: felties and brads: BasicGrey; title: Blue Fern Studios; arrows: Freckled Fawn; other: DMC floss, gelatos, sequins.

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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE noey hunt

“Working with these colors was definitely a challenge. Even finding patterned papers incorporating these colors was a challenge. I wanted to transform the palette from the St. Patrick's Day theme to another use. By adding orange, I thought they were perfectly suited for pumpkins, fall, and Halloween.�

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by Noey Hunt (San Jose, California) www.noeyspapers.com

freshly picked

Patterned paper: KaiserCraft, Dena Designs, We R Memory Keepers, Bo Bunny, Little Yellow Bicycle, Basic Grey; title: Cricut “Opposites Attract” cartridge, American Crafts; embellishments: Echo Park Paper; Silhouette Designs: Stinkin’ Cute Paper Piecings, Michelle Renee.

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julie mowen

“This was definitely a challenge for me! When I first saw the color swatches, all I could think of was St. Patrick's Day, and I knew I did not have the appropriate photos. Then I found a 6X6 BoBunny Key Lime pad in my stash and things started coming together. I even broke out some glitter.�

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by Julie Mowen (Birmingham, Alabama) www.yesiscrapbook.blogspot.com

going coastal

Patterned paper: Bo Bunny; cardstock: BoBunny, Bazzill; ink: Tim Holtz, Hero Arts; stamps: All Night Media; chipboard: Creative Imaginations; jewels: BoBunny; other: glitter, flowers; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE stacey atchley

“This color combination seemed like home to me. For 25 years, my mother had her high school classroom walls painted bright apple green, and her desk and accessories were bright yellow. She got teased a lot, but never let that bother her! So, this was a comfortable challenge to me. And once I saw this sheet of background paper, I knew that the colorful strips could be a focal point, but at the same time, not overpower my silly photo.�

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a question by Stacey Atchley (Republic, Missouri) www.scrapbookgeneration.com Patterned paper: Glitz Designs, Crate Paper, My Mind’s Eye, Echo Park Paper; letter stickers: American Crafts, Authentique; mustache sticker: My Mind’s Eye; journal card: K & Company.

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embrace

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 sketch from Sketches for Scrapbooking: Travel Sketches that features an enlargement...or not. Like many in the book, this sketch uses an 8x10 photo, but also uses a grid to show how to use four smaller photos instead!


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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE jennie mcgarvey says...

“I was so excited to work with this sketch -- I LOVED the option for a a huge photo. I love scrapping with them, and don't very often, so this was a treat! It was as easy as I thought to use, and that was fun. I changed things up a little bit and was very happy with the results. For the title, I wanted to use some of the ever-popular brush script. So, I downloaded a font by a popular artist (Kal Barteski) and cut out part of my title with my Silhouette from this script font.”

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knock out! BY JENNIE MCGARVEY (Newburgh, Indiana)

............................. Jennie’s blog: www.jenniemcgarvey.typepad.com

Patterned paper: Studio Calico; cardstock: Bazzill; chipboard: Crate Paper; rub-ons: Studio Calico; wood veneer: Studio Calico; alphabet stickers: American Crafts; flair: A Flair For Buttons, Hello Forever; clear die-cut: Studio Calico.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE debbie sanders says...

“During my yearbook adviser days I preached that every layout needed a dominant photo, and I often still feel that way when I scrapbook. This sketch, which I designed for SG’s travel sketch book, allowed me to spotlight a special photo of my grandson, but still have room for fun little touches. I’ve used the sketch several times in my personal scrapbooking -- no need to waste time on design -- I can spend that time choosing the ‘just perfect’ embellishments!”

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so much joy BY DEBBIE SANDERS (Mansfield, Missouri)

............................. Debbie’s blog: www.scrapbookgeneration. blogspot.com

Patterned paper, stickers, diecut title, metal buttons, metal embellishents: My Mind’s Eye; Memory Thread and embroidery floss: DMC; stitching template: Bazzill.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE ruth bonser says... “After playing with this sketch I settled on creating something with this wonderful photo of my niece hanging upside down. As it was a large photo I wanted it to have a page to itself and used just the right hand side of the sketch. This versatile sketch can easily be adapted to larger photos because of the way it uses the smaller photos in blocks. I changed the size of the paper blocks at the top to fit the photo I was using and cut apart some papers that were multiple patterns and designs on the one 12x12 sheet. This was a very inexpensive way to create. I added some Amy Tangerine transparent stickers to give a sense of depth and added some pop dots to give a little more interest to the paper clusters. While this is a simple layout, I really like the way the photo is the hero on the piece and I smile whenever I look at it.�

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love you more BY RUTH BONSER (Sydney, Australia)

............................. Ruth’s blog: www.scrapmachine.com

Patterned paper: Studio Calico, Simple Stories; stickers: American Crafts; ink and ink applicator: Tim Holtz; metallic marker: American Crafts.


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“I think scrapbooking a child’s birthday party is extremely difficult. Every child is in different colored clothing, small background faces everywhere with all different types of expressions. Finding colors that coordinate and picking pictures that aren’t too distracting can be a challenge. However, this month’s sketch made it easier with all the pictures being 5x4. You wouldn’t think one inch smaller would make much of a difference, but it really did. I changed it up a bit, bringing all the pictures to the same level. Giving space between pictures helped with all the ‘chaos.’ I loved this sketch!”

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it’s a party BY NIKKI SIVILS (Springfield, Missouri)

............................. Nikki’s blog: www.nikkisdoghouse. blogspot.com

Patterned paper, stickers, chipboard, tickets, buttons, journaling card: October Afternoon; cardstock: The Paper Company; enamel dots and doily: My Mind’s Eye; heart dots: Sugar Dots by Prima; ink: Colorbox; pens: American Crafts, Sharpie; silver letter stickers: American Crafts; other: ruler and honey sticker heart.

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“I love two-page sketches, but I sometimes struggle with narrowing down my boatload of photos to just 6-10 that can reasonably fit on a layout. Although I originally toyed with creating a singlepage layout, I ended up adding more photos and sticking with the two-page design. I found the photo mat on the left side easily adaptable for additional photos just by altering the photo sizes to fit. I used Photoshop Elements to play around with different photo size combinations until I got approximately the same size as in the sketch (8x10). I like to have clear definition between my photos, either with a narrow margin between my photos or by inking the edges of my photos. In this case, I printed them with white margins and left them as is. No additional cutting necessary!�

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cabin dining BY STEFFANIE SEILER (Portland, Oregon)

............................. Steffanie’s blog: www.steffanies.blogspot.com

Patterned paper, stickers, alphabets: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Paper Accents, Bazzill; corrugated alphabet: Jillibean Soup; ink: Stampin' Up; glitter glut: Stickles by Ranger; twine: Doodlebug Design; other: buttons, embroidery floss, wood veneers, journaling pen.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE lindsey amschler says... "This was a very versatile and easy to complete sketch. I loved the small accent squares on this sketch and changed it to add more and different sized squares to my layout."

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family memories BY LINDSEY AMSCHLER (Springfield, Missouri)

............................. Lindsey’s blogs: www.lindseyspaperscraps.blogspot.com www.twocrazycrafters.blogspot.com

Patterned paper, stickers, die cuts, buttons: Teresa Collins Designs; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; alphabet stickers: Doodlebug; wood doily: Maya Road; twine: Martha Stewart; blue button: October Afternoon; ink: Ranger.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE karin rush says...

"When I first saw this sketch I loved the accent squares. I thought they would be so perfect to highlight birthday party icons. My pictures were mostly vertical so I ended up adding a strip of patterned paper to complete the 8x10 area. The strip of balloons seemed to border the page and add to the birthday party theme. Loved the bright colors of this collection!

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birthday bash BY KARIN RUSH (Springfield, Missouri)

............................. Karin’s blog: www.scrapbookgeneration. blogspot.com

Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; stickers: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: We R Memory Keepers; ink: Colorbox.

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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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lindsey amschler

Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; stickers, die-cuts: Teresa Collins Designs, doily; Wilton; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; twine: American Crafts; ink, tag: Ranger, ribbon: Hug Snug.

decorative tag "The card sketch was a great starting-off point for designing a quick and adorable tag. It was fun to scatter enamel dots and buttons over the circle shapes.�


gift bag “I really liked this month's tag sketch -so much that I wanted to do something bigger with it. I have seen people do really neat things with gift bags so I decided it was my turn to take a stab at it. I eyeballed the measurements, trying to keep the proportions similar to the sketch. Initially I followed the sketch for embellishing, but then I found this balloon button and started playing with some twine. The end result was a little less embellishing on the banner strips themselves and more above and beyond!�

steffanie seiler Patterned paper, die-cuts: My Mind's Eye; twine: Darice Baker's Twine; ink: Stampin' Up; die-cut title: Silhouette America; stamp: Close to My Heart; enamel dots: Doodlebug Design; other: cardstock, buttons, machinestitching, gift bag.

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nikki sivils Patterned paper, letter stickers, element stickers: Bella Blvd; buttons: Jenni Bowlin, American Crafts; owl: Paper Chase; enamel dots, doily, love stickers: My Minds Eye; sugar dot hearts: Prima; pen: Sharpie, American Crafts; other: floss.

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“From tag to 12x12 layout...I love this tag sketch! It made a great layout sketch for my pictures of my little Yorkie, who has to sleep at night with a diaper on now in her older age. I made the sketch stretch across the 12x12 layout. The little banners fit perfectly under the middle picture but a little off center still, just like the sketch. This is another great and versatile sketch by Scrapbook Generation.�

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julie mowen

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Patterned paper: Carta Bella; resin roses: Prima; seam binding: Hug Snug; ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger; Color Shine: Heidi Swapp; butterfly punches: Martha Stewart; miniclipboard (6x9): Staples; other: eyelet, pearls.

“This little clipboard was so easily adapted from this month’s tag sketch! While it is perfectly functional as a clipboard (you might want to limit the 3-D embellishments), I like to use them as decor pieces in my scrap room. I clip photos I love or small pieces of memorabilia to them.”

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julie mowen Patterned paper: Carta Bella; MDF photo frame: Art Minds; acrylic paint: Tim Holtz by Ranger; letter stickers: Simple Stories, American Crafts; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; other: Mod Podge.

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“I LOVED this project! Once again, the sketches are so easy to alter that I had no problem working around the opening for the photo. I just flipped the sketch and increased the size of the circles to fit the larger frame. I'm so happy with the results!”

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katrina hunt

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Patterned paper: Imaginisce; cardstock: American Crafts; stamps: Imaginisce; buttons: Imaginisce; doily: Wilton; pen: Uniball; twine: May Arts; chipboard heart: Heidi Swapp; ink: Memento; watercolor pencils: Faber Castell; adhesives: Therm O Web; photo credit: April Turner of UTurn Studios.

“I was in LOVE with this tag sketch and immediately wanted to make an 8.5 x 11-inch layout for it. I switched it up a little by rotating some of the layers and moving the embellishment cluster to the side, facing out instead of down. I HAD to leave the bow in and use a Silhouette file to make one for my page.�

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ruth bonser Patterned paper, stickers, die-cuts: Simple Stories; ink and ink applicator: Tim Holtz; pen: Sharpie.

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“I used the tag sketch to create a layout. The minute I saw it, the little cluster of banners just begged to be super-sized and grouped with a photo. I LOVE the way the colours of the papers pick up on the colours of the kids’ pajamas in the photo and that helps their faces to really stand out, even though they are not looking at the camera. I used a Sharpie marker to messily outline the banners to help the shapes stand out from each other. The banners were actually all from one sheet of paper, which has several stripes of 12x2 pattern on it and I simply cut a banner from each pattern. I will definitely be using this modified sketch to layout again, it is such a simple and beautiful design.”


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“As soon as I laid eyes on this card sketch I saw an 8.5 x 11 layout! I flipped the sketch to the opposite side, made the circle a scallop and a bit smaller because my picture was so small and not the best quality. I love creating 8.5 x 11 layouts. They are such a fun size to work with, especially with such a small pictures or even one picture. This card sketch is so versatile for both cards and layouts of all sizes!”

Patterned paper: Bella Blvd, Creative Imaginations; button: Jillibean Soup; stickers: Bella Blvd, American Crafts; twine: We R Memory Keepers; pen: Sharpie, American Crafts; “Adore You” and “Oh Boy” stickers: unknown.

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lynette jacobs Patterned papers: Little Yellow Bicycle, My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; title, blue border chipboard, dinosaur: Little Yellow Bicycle; button border; My Minds Eye; rub-ons: KaiserCraft; mist: Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels; other: paint.

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“I really had fun with the card sketch. I flipped the sketch horizontally and then played with circles. I cut a chipboard circle with my Silhouette and then added patterned paper circles in various sizes. I completed the look by stitching some circles over the patterned paper circles. Before I added the photo and embellishments I placed a Prima circles mask over the page and spritzed some Glimmer Mist over the entire page. I love the end result.�

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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 Wissbaum to share a few of her favorite projects.


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sharing scrapbook generation’s local talent: amy wissbaum | conway, missouri


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amy wissbaum | conway, missouri Age: 39 Occupation: Registered nurse Approximately how much time do you spend papercrafting? Generally, I don’t get to spend much time on paper crafting. Some weeks I can spend an hour or two in the evening after the kids go to bed, other weeks I don’t have any time at all. I try to dedicate one Saturday or Sunday afternoon every other month to some sort of creative project. I definitely wish I had more time.

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amy wissbaum | conway, missouri


Describe your style. I am not sure I have a particular style, but I tend to stick to one -page layouts. I like to use lots of different patterned papers on each page and generally stick to one or two photos. I love embellishments – library clips, tags, buttons, brads, chipboard, flowers, glitter and almost anything “bling.” I have quite the “collection” of supplies.

Describe your scrap space. I have a great crafting space in my basement. I have two large tables and desk I leave set up all the time. I have plenty of room so I can leave out my photo printers, sewing machine, and commonly used supplies. I have completed projects displayed on the shelves and walls in “my space” and large shelf full of books with completed pages, mini albums and projects I have finished over the years.

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Where do you get your inspiration? Most of my inspiration comes from sketches, blogs, and Pinterest. I also have some very creative friends. We love to get together and share ideas.

What part of the process do you enjoy most -- design or techniques. I think I enjoy the design process of paper crafting the most. I love shopping for new paper lines and embellishments. I have been known to fall in love with a paper line, purchase all the papers and embellishments, and then like them too much to use them. Sometimes I convince my family to let me photograph them in a specific color or style just so I will have specific “memories� to scrapbook.

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amy wissbaum | conway, missouri How did you get started papercrafting? Compared to some, I am a relative newbie to the world of scrapbooks and paper crafts. I first started about eight years ago, just after my daughter was born. I began stamping and cardmaking with a friend while I was home on maternity leave. As my daughter got older, I transitioned to scrapbook layouts, mini albums and other “crafty projects� as a way to display a few of the many photos I was taking. I LOVE to take pictures!

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amy wissbaum | conway, missouri What does this hobby mean to your life? I love the fact that this hobby is something I can do while socializing with friends. We can get together, chat, laugh, eat and relax all at the same time. Some of my favorite “girl time� memories are of weekend scrapbook retreats.

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amy wissbaum | conway, missouri Why is scrapbooking a special hobby? Scrapbooking allows me to capture special moments, holidays, sports events, birthdays, and everyday memories in a creative way. When I look back through my albums, pages and projects I can almost “feel “each memory. In a way, it is like going back in time. Sometimes I find a layout or project I forgot about or a photo I haven’t seen for a while. Other times I laugh out loud and even cringe a little when looking at my earlier projects. I find myself wondering what made me put a particular paper combination together. No matter what the page or project looks like though, I love each and every memory captured. Looking back through albums, pages and projects always makes me smile.


amy wissbaum | conway, missouri What do you love most about scrapbooking? I am not a naturally creative person but I love all the colors, patterns, textures and tools available. I love that no two projects are exactly alike. I love combining paper, photos and embellishments together to capture and preserve everyday moments and transform them into lifelong memories.

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a tiny made-with-love shadow box by amy wissbaum | conway, missouri


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stanley’s amazing adventure BY LORI BROWN (MANHATTAN, ILLINOIS) Patterned papers, embellishments: Echo Park Paper; cardstock, ink, twine: Close to My Heart.

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Sometimes the best evidence is the real thing! A photo spot can become the perfect place for a special memory.

Lori’s replacement of a picture with the actual memorabilia used in her photos is ‘amazing!’

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by corinna colquhoun (canaDa)

Patterned paper: bella blvd; cardstock: bazzill; ribbon: american crafts; flowers: recollection; glitter buttons: queen & co; button: My Mind’s Eye; die-cut title: Miss Kate’s cuttables.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Instead of a grid made up entirely of photos, use 3x4 title and journaling cards for added interest. Corinna’s choice of a black background brings out the brightness of the papers and embellishments.

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my fave t-baller

by JEaniE JonEs (collinsvillE, oKlahoMa)

Patterned paper: adorn-it; Karen foster; stickers: Karen foster, october afternoon, The Paper loft, american crafts; scrappin’ sports & More; die-cuts: Paper house; ink: colorbox.

cute boy

by lisa DonEs (haywarD, california)

Patterned paper: we r Memory Keepers, bobunny; cardstock: american crafts; chipboard letters: My little shoebox; pinwheel punch: Marvy uchida.

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perfect dress

by holly mclellan (mobile, alabama)

Patterned paper, embellishments: my mind’s eye; letter stickers: american crafts; lace and pearl wraps: bobunny; flowers: Prima.

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH With a bold patterned paper background, adding a photo mat can help keep competition to a minimum.

Holly’s use of lace and pearls adds a feminine touch, and her journaling expands the story beyond the photos.

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by mary bezdicek (jackson, minnesota)

Patterned paper: my mind’s eye; cardstock: bazzill; die-cuts: my mind’s eye; letter stickers: american crafts; mediums: ink essentials Glossy accents; ink: colorbox.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Instead of vertical photos, it’s an easy switch to adjust the sketch for horizontal photos in a grid shape. Mary’s use of a series of banners instead of embellishment clusters works well for her page theme.

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wild things

by michelle mcclure (temPle city, california)

Patterned paper: american crafts; cardstock: american crafts; die-cuts, chipboard alphabet, flowers, button: american crafts; enamel dots: my mind’s eye; wood veneer: studio calico; ink: Prima; glitter pen: zig memory; embroidery floss: dmc.

owl you need is love

by melissa laverty (round hill, virGinia)

Patterned paper: close to my heart; washi tape: close to my heart.

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first class fun BY MARY BEZDICEK (JACKSON, MINNESOTA) Patterned paper, die-cuts: Close to My Heart; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Cosmo Cricket; tickets: Tim Holtz Ideaology; washi tape: My Mind’s Eye, Tim Holtz; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; mist: Tattered Angels; ink: Colorbox, Tsukineko.

always shoot for the stars BY CORRINA COLQUHOUN (CANADA) Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: Bazzill; embellishments, embroidery floss: We R Memory Keepers; flowers: Recollections.

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Irit’s surrounding of her single rose with an entire garden keeps the focus on the photo.

smell of spring BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL) Patterned paper: Inspired by Stamping, American Crafts; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; bling: Flourish with a Bling; tags: Chic Tags; chipboard: Molossi; stamps: Inspired by Stamping; ink: Clearsnap; mists: Lindy’s Stamp Gang; paint: Ranger; embossing powders: Wow!; mask: Tando Creative UK; punch: Martha Stewart; other: feathers.

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27 years BY HOLLY MCLELLAN (MOBILE, ALABAMA) Patterned paper, embellishments: My Mind’s Eye; letter stickers: American Crafts; acrylic letters: Heidi Swapp.

say cheese BY AMY CUNNIFF (DUANESBURG, NEW YORK) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Echo Park Paper; stamps and dies: The Stamps of Life.

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Suzanna’s changing of the small photo area into a garden carries out the theme of her layout.

bloom BY SUZANNA LEE (GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA) Patterned paper, letter stickers, die-cuts, journaling block, pockets, stickers: Pebbles; cardstock: Core’dinations.

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moving is hard work BY LAURA BALDWIN (BOISE, IDAHO) Patterned paper, embellishments: My Mind’s Eye; ink: Colorbox.

pretty pretty BY JEANIE JONES (COLLINSVILLE, OKLAHOMA) Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Core’dinations; letter stickers: Cosmo Cricket; flowers: Petaloo; ink: Colorbox; cutting file: Miss Kate’s Cuttables; embroidery floss: DMC.

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By flipping the sketch upside down, Diane is able to work larger photos into the layout.

got lobstah? BY DIANE IVERSEN (MT. VERNON, MISSOURI) Patterned paper, cardstock: Carta Bella; stickers: Carta Bella; embellishments: BoBunny; letter stickers: American Crafts, Echo Park Paper.

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awesome BY LISA DONES (HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA) Patterned paper: Simple Stories, Die Cuts With a View; cardstock: Bazzill; buttons: BoBunny.

buffalo beard boy BY TRACI JORGENSEN (SYRACUSE, UTAH) Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, Die Cuts With a View, Recollections, Making Memories; buttons: Paper Studio; ink: Craft Smart; pen: Steadtler; other: embroidery floss.

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Lori shows the sketch’s versatility by flipping it on its side and switching the photo orientation.

enjoy every moment BY LORI BROWN (MANHATTAN, ILLINOIS) Patterned papers: Echo Park Paper; stickers: Echo Park Paper; glitter tape: American Crafts; ink: Tim Holt Distress Ink; other: washi tape, brads.

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samen film kijken op de tablet BY NANDA PAUWELS (THE NETHERLANDS) Cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts; journaling block: Making Memories; flowers, rhinestones: Prima; brads, buttons: We R Memory Keepers; wood veneer, cork arrows, stickers, doily, washi tape: Studio Calico; stencil: Heidi Swapp; embossing paste: Studio 490.

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Erica’s use of photo booth strips not only adds more photos, but also more fun!

a night to remember BY ERICA MARSHALL (PETERBOROUGH, NEW HAMPSHIRE) Patterned paper: K & Company; cardstock: Bazzill; embellishments: BasicGrey; ink: Colorbox.

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awesome BY LISA DONES (HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA) Patterned paper: Bobunny; stickers: Scrappin’ Sports, BoBunny; pennants: Simple Stories.

all my love BY HOLLY MCLELLAN (MOBILE, ALABAMA) Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: Colorbok; twine: My Mind’s Eye; stamp: Art Warehouse.

thinking of you BY JENNIFER PIOTROFSKI (CANADA)

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Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; jigsaw shapes: Making Memories; title stickers: BasicGrey; ink: Versa Magic; marker: Copic; other: button, ribbon, tulle.


The contrast between soft fibers and hard wood make Diane’s tag a knockout.

be you BY DIANE IVERSEN (MT. VERNON, MISSOURI) Letters: Authentique; other: cardstock, vellum, hemp twine, wood butterfly, eyelet.


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the perfect day BY TRACI JORGENSEN (SYRACUSE, UTAH) Patterned paper: First Edition, Colorbok; Die Cuts with a View; flower: Prima; ink: Craft Smart; pen: Steadtler; other: brads.

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Traci and Michelle both used the tag sketch as inspiration to make 12x12 layouts.

the mcclures BY MICHELLE MCCLURE (TEMPLE CITY, CALIFORNIA) Patterned paper: Create Paper, Simple Stories, Elle’s Studio, My Mind’s Eye, Fancy Pants; cardstock: Bazzill; die-cuts: Elle’s Studio; stickers: Crate Paper; letter stickers: Doodlebug; snowflake: Bazzill; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; sequins: Darice; ribbon: May Arts; twine: Darice; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Clearsnap; glitter pen: Zig Memory; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger.

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love this BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL) Patterned papers: Marion Smith; tag: Ranger; chipboard, wood: Creative Embellishments; bling: Flourish with a Bling; brad: My Mind’s Eye; embossing powder: WOW!; mist: Lindy’s Stamp Gang; other: pins, metal.

Irit combines layer after layer on the way to creating an intricate tag interpretation.

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More than just words at the top of our website. An all-out effort to be everything to our online customers that we are to our local customers. We’re unveiling a new loyalty program for online shoppers. The big picture? It's identical to the loyalty program for customers at our brick and mortar store. It's simple.

• Spend $50 and receive a $5 coupon for your next purchase. (Qualifying purchases exclude kit clubs, gift card purchases, taxes, shipping fees.) • Shopping totals are cumulative, so the $50 doesn't have to be spent in one order. It can be spread out between two or more orders.

• After you reach the $50 total, you’ll receive an email with your $5-off coupon code within 12 hours. • From time to time, expect special double and triple point promotions just like in our Springfield, Missouri store.

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BY LORI BROWN (MANHATTAN, ILLINOIS)

Patterned paper: Graphic 45; cardstock: Close to My Heart; stamps: Close to My Heart; ribbon: May Arts, American Crafts; embellishments: Close to My Heart.

be mine BY CHRISTINE RANTZ (SPARTA, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Die Cuts With a View; other: cardstock, rhinestones, pearls.

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enjoy BY CHRISTINE RANTZ (SPARTA, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Die Cuts With a View; other: cardstock, rhinestones, pearls.

Christine’s shimmery glitz on trees and gifts creates a sparkly focal point.

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happy day BY CHRISTINE RANTZ (SPARTA, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Die Cuts With a View; other: cardstock, rhinestones, pearls.

january BY CHRISTINE RANTZ (SPARTA, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Die Cuts With a View; other: cardstock, rhinestones, pearls.

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happy birthday BY AMY CUNNIFF (DUANESBURG, NEW YORK) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; stamps: The Stamps of Life; ink: Colorbox.

happy day BY HOLLY MCCLELLAN (MOBILE, ALABAMA) Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Paper Studio; stamp: Penny Black; rhinstones: Paper Studio; other: Copics markers.

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explore BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL) Cardstock: American Crafts, WorldWin Papers; stamp: Sweet Stamps; ink: Clearsnap; pearls: Flourish with a Bling; die: Cheery Lynn Designs; chipboard, embossing enamel: pIccolo; Flowers: I Am Roses; other: washi tape, lace, twine.

Irit’s cluster of a stamped image, flowers, twine, and more makes a beautiful card.


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READERS GALLERY SUBMISSIONS

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FOR THE MAY 2014 ISSUE OF CREATE

Submissions should be sent to submissions@scrapbookgeneration.com. Be sure to have MAY READERS GALLERY as the subject of the email. Submissions must be based on one of the four free sketches in this issue (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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The call for the May 2014 issue ends April 7, 2014.

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

one of the four sketch choices for May


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COLLECTION vs. ECLECTIC

“If I answer both does that mean I have multiple personalities? LOL. I mostly mix and match as I like to think out the box and I don't usually have the funds to purchase full collections. When I want to scrapbook more in less time, then I look to my collections so I don't spend eons of time matching papers and embellishments.” Cicily Lesher Louisville, KY “I am totally a collection gal! I love for everything to match. That said, once I’ve created the basic page design from the papers and embellishments in the collection, I turn to my stash for little extra goodies.” Debbie Emmerson Austin, TX

“Each year I create a set of scrapbooks that includes all of our family events as well as candid and random photos taken throughout the year. Each year consists of about 300 pages. When I am working on an event such as a birthday celebration or a holiday I will use a collection, making it flow together and making the time consuming task of matching products to a minimum. When I scrapbook

...which style fits you best?

candid or random photos they are often one-page layouts. I enjoy using a mixture of papers, embellishments, and my favorite supply -- ribbon -- from many different manufacturers. These pages are usually more detailed. I take the time to add a little extra flair or a new found technique. Though I try to keep all events in chronological order sometimes to break up events I will insert one of the one page layouts. Lisa Dones Hayward, CA “I mix it up usually!” Linda Eckels Springfield, MO “When I start out choosing papers for my layout, I begin with a color scheme in mind. I have my papers sorted by color, so I start there. I rarely use papers from one collection. To me it’s more fun, and more challenging, to mix it up!” Lee Coday Oklahoma City, OK “If I’m using new pictures, matchy matchy. If I’m using older vintage photos, I mix it up.” Lynn Martin Thayer, MO

“I love shopping my stash for the perfect touch on my layouts, whether I've started with a single line or not.” Stacey Graglia Oakville, ON

“I totally like to mix it up and combine manufacturers! Even though I am more partial to some companies than others, they do not always have the embellishments I want/need for the project. Using multiple companies opens the door to unlimited possibilities.” Jaime Grider Summersville, MO

“Do I create with one collection or pull from others? I am only so creative. With that in mind I try to use just one collection. I am usually on a time restriction and it is just easier for me to pull the one collection I have in mind and just go with it. I know everything will match, no matter what side of the paper I use. I have tried mixing collections, brands, etc., and while I have done it, I second guess my choices. I do envy those who are able to make kits from every which corner of the scrap stash.” Renee White Pine Bluff, AR


“I am not opposed to mixing supplies, but who needs to when great vendors put everything you could possibly need out there for us.” Cathy Drescher Saint Charles, IL

“I envy those who can pull off the eclectic look. I’ve tried that, and it just looks like a mess! I find that I like my pages better if I stick with one group.” Donna Dillon Little Rock, AR

“Usually my patterned paper is one collection and the extras are mixed and matched.” Jennifer Piotrofski Victoria, BC

“Going outside a collection is not something I do very much. I like to take advantage of all the design work that the company has already done, and go with the embellishments they have created especially for a particular collection. I’m also picky about colors matching -- probably something my mother taught me, so I’m pretty set on sticking with one collection and its matching pieces.” Melissa Carter Seattle, WA

“I generally use one collection of patterned paper and stickers but then mix up other products such as cardstock, brads, ribbon, ink, embossing powders, punches from other manufacturers.” Kristin Letham North Huntingdon, PA

“The more I scrapbook, the more confident I am about mixing and matching. In the beginning, I used materials from one collection and didn’t branch out. Now, I like to pull different papers and embellishments from my stash. It’s always fun to find things from different companies that look they were made for each other.” Jamie Barrens Dallas, TX “Since my scrapbooking time is limited, I like to keep it quick and simple. Using only one collection to make a layout or project helps me make the most use of my scrapbooking time.” Sandy Nichols Pensacola, FL

“It depends on the project!” Carol Campbell Minneapolis, MN

“I usually stick with one collection. I don’t like a heavily embellished layout, so it’s not a problem for me to work with a single group.” Vonnie Smith Savannah, GA “Totally mix and match for me! I like the challenge of finding items that will look good together. To me, it makes my layouts seem more personal and more mine. Once I’m through choosing my embellishments, there’s no way there could be another layout like mine anywhere! Sometimes that

process is easy, sometimes it’s a little more challenging, but I still like doing it either way. That’s just the way I create.” Shelley Ford Albany, NY

“Once I took the plunge and organized my embellishments by color, I discovered that I like the whole mix and match process. I might choose papers from one collection, but then every embellishment might be from a different company. I like not being tied down to one collection, but it took me a while to get to that place in my scrapbooking life.” Arlene Tripp Denver, CO

“My scrapbooking time is just minutes snatched here and there. I try to make the best use of those bits of time by staying with one collection. It not only cuts down on time spent making choices about papers and embellishments, but the clean up and ‘putting back’ part of the whole process is sped up, which gives me more time to scrapbook. I love that part of using one group!” Michelle Rhoades St. Louis, MO “Sometimes I do one thing and sometimes another. I like the challenge of pulling from different manufacturers, but sometimes I just want things to be quick and simple. It works.” Sara Manchester Springfield, MO

Do you like your layouts and embellishments to be relatively flat, or do you like lots of dimension? Explain your choice.

Send your answer to karin@scrapbookgeneration.com by April 7, 2014. Be sure to have MAy 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. (We’ll choose one random person to win an SG sketch book in ebook format!)


“In the spring I have counted one hundred and thirty-six different kinds of weather inside of four and twenty hours.” -- Mark Twain

“I am going to try to pay attention to the spring. I am going to look around at all the flowers, and look up at the hectic trees. I am going to close my eyes and listen.” -- Ann Lamott

quote this “spring is nature’s way of saying ‘let’s party!’” "I love spring anywhere, but if I could Spring is the time of plans choose I and projects. -- Leo Tolstoy would always greet it in a garden." -- Ruth Stout 220 CREATE “SPRING IS WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE WHISTLING EVEN WITH A SHOE FULL OF SLUSH.” -- DOUG LARSON

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“In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.” -- Margaret Atwood


“And Spring arose on the COUNT TIME FROM garden fair, SPRING TO SPRING; IT like the spirit of SEEMS TO ME FAR MORE love felt CHEERFUL TO RECKON everywhere; and each THE YEAR BY flower and BLOSSOMS THAN BY herb on Earth’s BLIGHT. dark breast -- DONALD G. MITCHELL rose from the dreams of its wintry rest.” -Percy Bysshe Shelley

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“In springtime love is carried “Spring’s greatest joy on the breeze. beyond a Watch out for doubt is when flying passion or it brings the kisses whizzing children out.” by your head.” -- Edgar -- Emma Guest deFleur

spring “The spring came suddenly, bursting upon the world as a child bursts into a room, with a laugh and a shout and hands full of flowers.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“THE FIRST DAY OF SPRING IS ONE THING, AND THE FIRST SPRING DAY IS ANOTHER. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THEM IS SOMETIMES AS GREAT AS A MONTH.” -- HENRY VAN DYKE

“Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.” -- W. Earl Hall

The true harbinger of spring is not crocuses or swallows returning to Capistrano, but the sound of the bat on the ball. -- Bill Veeck

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• Wall hanging: Expand the tag sketch featured in this issue to fit a hoop. Add sparkle with a sequin border. • Patterned paper, die-cuts, button, sequins, brads, stickers: Teresa Collins Designs; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; ribbon: Hug Snug; ink: Ranger; craft hoop: craft store.


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enjoy

LIFE

by Lindsey Amschler

“Why cry about bad weather. Enjoy it. Each moment is a treasure. Enjoy it.” lyRiCS fRoM DiSnEy’S “Enjoy iT”

CREATE: Issue 3, March 2014  

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

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