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ISSUE 4 - APRIL 2014

four fun & free sketches inspiration: Echo Park Paper 162 awesome design ideas


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roll changes with the

a letter from the editor

When I received the “fun facts� about Echo Park Paper a couple of weeks ago for this issue of CREATE, I had to grin just a little while reading that Echo Park was formed over dinner at Macaroni Grill. Because Scrapbook Generation shares a similar story. One of the songs that I listen to full blast while driving (just a tad above the speed limit) on my two-hour commute to our store in Springfield, Missouri has long been elevated from just a favorite to my personal anthem. REO Speedwagon's "Roll with the Changes" perfectly describes how Scrapbook Generation fits in my life. "...so if you're tired of the Same old story Turn some pages I'll be here when you are ready To roll with the changes..." After 32 years as a journalism teacher, public relations director, and school administrator, I retired, but continued working for the same school district part-time. My life was set. Work two days a week, 36 weeks a year. The rest of the time, be home scrapbooking. After years of being a person driven to achieve multiple goals, I had only one. Enjoy leisure time.

Then 10 years ago an event beyond my control happened, and I realized I was "tired of the same old story." If anyone was ever ready to "turn some pages," it was me. When I discovered that my sister Karin was also ready to turn some pages in her life, we quickly called a family meeting with my daughters Stacey and Allison. Within a week, the four of us were sitting down at Cheddars, one of our favorite restaurants, looking through folders of information I had compiled. DEBBIE SANDERS There on the spot, two KARIN RUSH sets of sisters agreed to ALLISON DAVIS cooperate, and Scrapbook ATCHLEY TACEY S Generation was created at a table loaded with baked potato soup, chicken strips, Diet Coke, and high hopes.

Debbie Sanders


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contents APRIL 2014

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Sketch Support

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Echo Park Paper

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

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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Emboss It

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

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Anything Goes

Allison Davis has four seasonal minisketches that are just perfect for pocket page scrapbooking and so much more.

8 party time • 11 mists • 18 sketch anatomy • 45 it’s about time •


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scrapbook generation’s

create

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Cupcake Love

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Local Talent

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Readers Gallery

Scrapbook Generation customer Sharon Lewis shares her favorite projects and her feelings about papercrafting.

Making a delicious-looking cupcake embellishment 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.

223 submissions instructions • 224 the great divide • 226 sun shine


create scrapbook generation’s

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF debbie sanders SKETCH ARTISTS

allison davis & debbie sanders CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

ON THE COVER

allison davis tammy tutterow

YOU ARE AWESOME

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY

by Allison Davis

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Echo Park Paper; word sticker: Echo Park Paper; metal stars: BasicGrey; wooden cameras: Maya Road; star punch: EK Success; ink: Colorbox Chalk Ink; 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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Manufacturers interested in advertising in CREATE should contact karin@scrapbookgeneration.com.

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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.

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


p by Lindsey Amschler

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arty time • Gift bag: Adhere patterned paper to front. Punch decorative border. Paint chipboard and sprinkle with glitter before it dries. Adhere to bag, and add sentiment or more patterned paper. Tie a bow around the handle. • Gift box: Create a paper box with die-cut machine or template. Decorate lid with paper. Paint chipboard shape and sprinkle with glitter before it dries. Create paper flower by attaching brad to the center of 7-9 scalloped circles. Separate and bend each layer toward center. Adhere to box. Add stickers and sentiments. • Card: Adhere patterned papers to card. Paint chipboard shape white and sprinkle with glitter before it dries. Adhere to card. Add sentiment and stickers.

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill, Core’dinations; stickers: Simple Stories; chipboard die-cuts: Want 2 Scrap; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; glitter, ink, paint: Ranger; ribbon: Hug Snug; punch: Martha Stewart; brads: We R Memory keepers: other: white bag.


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Six monthly kit clubs. • Super Sketch Club

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

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

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

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

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

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

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getting messy with

mists

with lindsey amschler, katrina hunt, and allison davis

Spray. Splatter. Spritz. Whatever you do with a bottle of mist, make sure it’s creative...and maybe even a little messy! Check out the clever mist-worthy techniques our trio of designers has come up with to help make the most of this versatile and colorful product.

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fun techniques ahead


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lindsey amschler

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mists

Create a resist effect by stamping an image and then heat embossing it. Next, spray with mist and use a damp paper towel to wipe off the ink over the stamped image.

Project 1 - patterned paper, stickers: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: American Crafts; spray mist, stamp: October Afternoon; ink, embossing powder: Ranger. Project 2 - tag: Ranger; patterned paper, stickers: Carta Bella; cardstock: Bazzill; stick pin: Prima; button: Pink Paislee; flowers: I Am Roses; punch: Martha Stewart; stamp: Hero Arts; spray mist: Studio Calico; pen: Sakura; ink: Ranger; ribbon: Hug Snug. Project 3 - patterned paper, stickers: Echo Park Paper; spray mist: Studio Calico; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; ribbon: Hug Snug; ink: Prima.


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Dye ribbon to match projects. Start with white ribbon (or seam binding like the project below) and mist. Spritz with water to soften and help spread the color. Lay aside to dry or use a heat gun. Crinkle the ribbon in your hand as it dries to give it an aged look.

Create a soft vintage background by stamping with mists. Spray the mist onto a craft mat, then quickly tap the stamp into the mist and stamp on the project.

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katrina hunt

mists

Brush scripting is huge right now. Use mist and a thin paint brush to mimic this concept on cards and layouts.

Project 4 - cardstock: American Crafts, WorldWin Papers; spray mist: Heidi Swapp; adhesive: Therm O Web. Project 5 - patterned papers, stickers: Websters Pages; cardstock: American Crafts; wood veneers: Studio Calico; spray mist: Heidi Swapp. Project 6 - cardstock: American Crafts; spray mist: Heidi Swapp; stickers: Websters Pages: flower: Studio Calico; stencil: Crafter’s Workshop; adhesive: Therm O Web.


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Use a mist to color modeling paste or gesso. Use with a stencil. Modeling paste is thicker and will create more texture.

Try mist to color wood veneers and embellishments. It’s easy to do, and you’ll quickly have a unique embellishment for your project.

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allison davis

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mists

Mist over a template or mask and then use embroidery floss to stitch along the design. It’s a great way to add some dimension.

Project 7 - cardstock: Bazzill; template: Crafters Workshop; spray mist: Studio Calico; die-cuts: My Mind’s Eye; heart punches: EK Success, Recollections; wooden arrow: Teresa Collins Designs; ink: Colorbox: embroidery floss: DMC. Project 8 - patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Bazzill; ribbon: May Arts; twine: My Mind’s Eye, Jillibean Soup; brads: Doodlebug; spray mist: Studio Calico; stickers: My Mind’s Eye; ink: Colorbox. Project 9 - transparency: Teresa Collins Designs; spray mist: Studio Calico; punches: EK Success, Recollections.


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9 Spray mist onto a nonporous surface (like a plastic bag). Dip the cap into the mist/ink, then stamp the mist onto your project. I used the circles to frame some of the stars.

Mist the design on a transparency so it stands out more when it is placed over a photo.


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

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

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

title here

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3x4 PHOTO

4x3 2x2

3.5 x 3.5

PHOTO

PHOTO

PHOTO

2x2 PHOTO

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

MEASUREMENTS:

PLACEMENTS:

• Bottom strips: 12 x 1/2”

• Bottom strips are abo

• Striped strips: 12 x 1/4”

• The bottom banner o 1/2” from the bottom o

• Top strips: 12 x 6” • Left page banner cluster, from bottom: 8-1/2 x 2”, 1/4 x 1-1/4” (with striped strip overlay of 11-3/4 x 1/4”)

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• Right page upper banner cluster, from bottom: 6 x 1” (with striped strip overlay of 6-1/2 x 1/4”), 3-3/4 x 3/4” • Right page lower banner cluster, from left: 1/2 x 1-1/2”, 5/8 x 2”, 1-1/4 x 2-1/4”, 1 x 2-1/4”, 5/8 x 1/1/2”, 3/4 x 2-1/4”, 1 x 13/4”

• The bottom banner o about 10” from the bot

af place • Dotted lines indicate hints ta guessw of pos ite DIRECTIONS:


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of an SG sketch

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generation {a debbie sanders sketch}

strips and blocks show where patterned papers can be used

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key shows suggested pattern sizes for a wellcoordinated layout ©

out 1/4” from the bottom of the page

small pattern

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few ement e optional handstitching. ake the work out sitioning ems

large pattern small pattern small pattern small pattern

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photos

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


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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 “Girls and Mother’s Day” bundle

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sketch

support by allison davis

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

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sketch support from allison davis

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

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2.5 x 3.5 photo

2.5 x 3.5 photo

2.5 x 3.5 photo

titletitle TITLElong

sketch by allison davis

Allison Davis has written articles for Creating Keepsakes, and been a CK Dream Team member, Hall of Fame member, and Scrapbooker of the Year finalist. She created the Sketch Support website, and has been an instructor at CK conventions and at My Creative Classroom. She is the author of 13 bestselling sketch books. She is a past member of the Fancy Pants design team and designed sketches for BasicGrey. Allison is a member of the Simple Stories “Life Documented” design team, creating monthly sketches for them. Her work at SG includes designing monthly kits and clubs. ALLISON’S BLOG: www.allisondavissg.typepad.com


allison davis

SKETCH VARIATION #1

you are awesome BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; letter and word stickers: Echo Park Paper; metal stars: BasicGrey; wooden cameras: Maya Road; star punch: EK Success; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font; Century Gothic.

I scrapbook mainly 4x6 photos, but sometimes I come across one that just deserves the spotlight, like this photo of Drew and his sweet smile. Love capturing a special moment!”

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SKETCH VARIATION #1

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change

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I still used three photos, but I really changed up the arrangement and orientation. I used a vertical 5x7 in place of the three photos. Using a horizontal 5x7 wouldn't have required much of a change, but since I added a lot more space to the height and took away some of the width, I had to adjust some things to make it work. I shrunk the other two photos and arranged them on the bottom left corner of the 5x7 photo.

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I added a large background to the whole page. Since I took away some of the width of the photo I had a lot of white space on the page. I wanted to use a white background and it just looked a little too stark to me. Adding those background pieces helped to tone that starkness down a little.


2.5 x 3.5 photo

2.5 x 3.5 photo

one-page sketch fun

2.5 x 3.5 photo

titletitle TITLElong

sketch support from allison davis

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I extended the background strips. Since I added more height to the photos, if I had just kept the strips as suggested on the sketch, you wouldn’t have seen much of them.

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With a taller photo it kind of eliminated the ability to do the stars as they are on the sketch. I still wanted to include stars so I made a cluster of them at the bottom of the photo.

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change

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I moved the journaling to accommodate the larger photo. All I had to do was move it up a little, over the title and to the right of the photo.

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allison davis

SKETCH VARIATION #2

down they go BY ALLISON DAVIS

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill; chipboard alphabet: BasicGrey; word stickers: Authentique; wooden stars: Teresa Collins Designs; enamel dots; My Mind’s Eye; star punch: EK Success; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss; DMC: computer font: American Typewriter.

It was easy to go from three photos to five by making a grid. The sixth spot turned out to be the perfect place to transplant the journaling strips displaced by the extra photos.”

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SKETCH VARIATION #2

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change

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I wanted to include a few more photos so I extended the size of the photo block for this layout. I simply added two more photos below the photos suggested on the sketch and enlarged the photo mat to fit. Doing this meant that I had to make some adjustments to the whole layout for it to all work together.

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change

I extended the background piece all the way to the top and bottom of the page. Since I had extended the photo block, I needed to extend that piece as well. I also added a second background.


2.5 x 3.5 photo

2.5 x 3.5 photo

2.5 x 3.5 photo

titletitle TITLElong

one-page sketch fun

sketch support from allison davis

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change

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change

For the same reason as the background, I extended the strips behind the photos as well. I used different widths for the strips, and cut mine to match the design of the patterned paper I was using. I also centered them on the background instead of the tops being level with the top of the background. I moved my journaling to fit within the photo block. There wasn't a whole lot of room below the title, and since I only used five photos, there was enough space for my journaling in that open space.

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change

Since the space for the stars was limited, I used much smaller stars than suggested on the sketch and then added stitching to the strips instead of the stars.

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SKETCH VARIATION #3


jump for joy BY ALLISON DAVIS

Patterned paper: BasicGrey; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: BasicGrey; cardstock alphabet: BasidGrey; wooden arrows: Studio Calico, Teresa Collins Designs; twine: My Mind’s Eye; ink: Colorbox Fluid chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: Century Gothic.

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SKETCH VARIATION #3

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change

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I stretched the design of the one-page sketch to fit a twopage layout. I basically stayed true to the general design of the sketch and continued it across the page.

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change

I used larger photos than suggested on the sketch. Since I was stretching it to fit two pages I had a lot more room for larger photos.


2.5 x 3.5 photo

2.5 x 3.5 photo

2.5 x 3.5 photo

titletitle TITLElong

one-page sketch fun

sketch support from allison davis

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change

I removed the background piece and just used strips for the background. Since my layout is about jumping I wanted the strips to seem to move upwards. I created arrows out of strips by cutting a point at the top end. I also created arrows with rows of triangles accented with stitching.

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change

I used wooden arrows in place of the stars and arranged them on the background strips. I didn't exactly use the same design as suggested on the sketch because I didn't want to distract attention away from the arrow strips.

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SKETCH VARIATION #4


so very sleepy BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Simple Stories; letter stickers: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; die-cuts: Simple Stories; brads: Simple Stories; star punch: EK Success; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: Century Gothic.

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SKETCH VARIATION #4

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I had a lot more photos to include with this layout so I had to find a way to stretch the sketch into a two-page layout. A super easy way to do that is to create a photo block on the right page that matches up with the design of the sketch on the left page. I flipped the sketch and moved the background all the way over to the right edge of the left page. Then I made my photo block on the right page the same height as the background on the left page.

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change

I used a 6x4 photo and a 3x4 photo in place of the three photos on the sketch. Since I moved the background piece all the way to the edge of the layout, I had more room for either larger photos or more photos.


2.5 x 3.5 photo

2.5 x 3.5 photo

2.5 x 3.5 photo

titletitle TITLElong

one-page sketch fun

sketch support from allison davis

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change

I added a striped strip and some embellishments to the right of the photo block on the right page to help it tie in with the design of the sketch.

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change

I didn't add the star cluster in the top right corner of the sketch. Instead I used patterned paper with a star design in the corner. I used the same paper, flipped, for the right page.

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SKETCH VARIATION #5


happy easter BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: American Crafts, We R Memory Keepers; chipboard title: We R Memory Keepers; word stickers: Reminisce; ink: Colorbox fluid Chalk Ink; fringe scissors: Martha Stewart; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font; Century Gothic.

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SKETCH VARIATION #5

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change

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I created a two-page layout by simply covering the right page in photos and then used (with lots of changes) the sketch design on the left page. This would also be great for pocket pages!

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I really changed up the sketch to fit the theme of my layout. I flipped the background so I could create a "scene.� The cloud paper is the background piece on the sketch. Instead of using strips over the background, like the sketch suggests, I moved the strips down to the bottom of the background and made them look like grass. I accented the grass strips with Easter eggs and a bunny.


2.5 x 3.5 photo

2.5 x 3.5 photo

2.5 x 3.5 photo

titletitle TITLElong

one-page sketch fun

sketch support from allison davis

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change

I changed the photos to fit what I was working with. Since I flipped the sketch, I could make it work pretty easily with a vertical photo instead of the block of three photos. I still used three photos, but the other two are smaller and arranged below the main photo.

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change

I basically kept my journaling and title as they are on the sketch. It might not look like it, but since I flipped the sketch they are in the same space. I just had to rotate them so they were right side up.

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time

it’s about

by debbie sanders

It’s a constant wish. More time in each day! But since we know that’s not going to happen, fortunately there are ways to save time when scrapbooking. Sometimes I like to get a layout done quickly. At other times, I like to enjoy the process more. But for me, it’s always all about time.

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THE ONE-HOUR LAYOUT


HOW IT WORKS FOR ME... I choose the sketch I want to work with first. I do that because I’m always more interested in making a layout with a design that intrigues me than I am in making a layout that has a specific number of photos. I typically print all my photos in the 4x6 size, then sort through them to find the ones that work best with the sketch. If I need a 2x2 photo, like on this sketch, I just find a photo that can be cropped to that size instead of using time to choose and crop via my computer. My biggest time saver? Choosing to work within one paper collection, like the Echo Park Paper “Fall Reflections” group I used for this layout.

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THE FOUR-HOUR LAYOUT

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HOW I SPENT MY TIME... Identical papers, identical photos, but a huge difference in time spent crafting. As always, much of the time was spent selecting coordinating items and tools. I punched and sanded leaves from specialty cardstock, then glazed them with clear crackle paint. I also stamped and cut out pumpkins, hand-stitched in two areas, and punched decorative borders. I also used my favorite technique for glamming up naked chipboard. I inked the chipboard swirls, then covered them with glue and sprinkled them with a distress glitter mixture. (I had three great fall colors and couldn’t decide which to use, so I mixed gold, brown and rust together!) After that dried, I covered it all with a thick coating of “Diamond Glaze.”

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embellishment

title

journaling

QUICK: Embellish with shape stickers that are part of the collection; also add a few sticker phrases, top.

QUICK: Use a title sticker; add a coordinating layered sticker, top.

QUICK: Choose a journaling card, t

CUSTOM: Choose large letter stickers and mix with smaller letter stickers, adding a personal touch with glazed chipboard, punched and glazed leaves, and a stamped image, bottom.

CUSTOM: Embell library pocket wit punched borders border top on a j and embellish the stamped items, b

CUSTOM: Ink, glitter and glaze raw chipboard; then punch, sand, and crackle paint leaves, bottom.

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or not!

PICK YOUR SPEED!


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embellishment

overall

a pre-made top.

QUICK: Use cardstock stickers and layered stickers, top.

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

lish a pre-made th papers and s; punch a journaling block, e outside with bottom.

CUSTOM: Cluster punched, sanded and glazed leaves and a cut-out stamped pumpkin image on top of a glittered and glazed chipboard swirl; add a word sticker, bottom.

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

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my sketch layout ..................

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title here

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DEBBIE’S TIP #1 I enjoy experimenting with embellishment clusters. For this area, I used seven different items, and made liberal use of foam adhesive. If everything is flat on the page, the impact of the grouping isn’t as great as when some items are raised. I also like the look of one part of an embellishment (like the base of the leaves) being directly on the page while other areas are lifted to look “natural.”

DEBBIE’S TIP #2 I like to use lower case letters for titles. The main reason? The letters that extend upward or downward often provide the perfect places to add subtitles. In this instance, I worked backward from the left edge of the “t” to make sure my smaller letters would all fit.

DEBBIE’S TIP #3 I love border punches, but I’m extremely picky about the paper I’ll use for a punched border. For the most part, I stay away from paper with a pattern, unless it is tone on tone like the paper I used here. To me, the punching and a visible pattern on the paper can cancel each other out. The punched design disturbs the flow of the pattern, and the pattern interferes with the full impact of the punched design. They both lose their punch, so to speak!

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

4x3 PHOTO

2x2 PHOTO

One-hour layout: Patterned paper, cardstock stickers, layered stickers: Echo Park Paper Fall Reflections. Four-hour layout: patterned paper: Echo Park Paper, Simple Stories; cardstock stickers: Echo Park Paper; letter stickers: American Crafts, Echo Park Paper; raw chipboard: Fancy Pants Designs; library pocket, die-cut journaling label: Maya Road; stamps: We R Memory Keepers; glitter: Tim Holtz Distress Glitter; glaze: Diamond Glaze; crackle paint: Tim Holtz Rock Candy Crackle Paint; border punches: Martha Stewart, EK Success; ink: Colorbox; embroidery floss: DMC.


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echo park paper

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


did you know? 1 2 3

Echo Park Paper was formed over dinner at the Macaroni Grill.

Company owners Madison Parker and Nathanael Cook share the same birthday. Echo Park Paper also owns the Carta Bella Paper brand, which means “Beautiful Paper” in Italian.

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Echo Park Paper reached over 50,000 fans on its Facebook page just this month. All of Echo Park Paper’s element stickers, alphabet stickers, and papers are printed here in the United States of America.

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meet the team The Echo Park Paper team: seated - Linda Mathews (operations manager), Denese Roberts, Alisha Gordon (art director), Kasie Fry; standing - Jennifer Gallacher, Ruth Parker, Lyle Roberts, Kyrie Pond, Jody Hunt (creative director and partner), Mary Cox, Madison Parker III (director of sales and partner), Mathew Miller, Nathanael Cook (managing partner), Madison Parker II, Maribel Santiago, Michael Ith, Maria Ruelas.

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en what product line has be most popular?

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“This & That: Charming” was the most popular collection for the Echo Park Paper company to date. Owners Jody Hunt and Madison Parker commute over two and a half hours to work each day.

how was the name Echo Park ompany? c e h t r o f chosen

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The name for Echo Park Paper was inspired by Echo Park, California which was the original Hollywood of California. The owners felt this name embodied all they wanted to accomplish in their company: telling stories with pictures and words, but on paper rather than in film.

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paper h c u m w o h has Echo Park made? just exactly If you stacked all of the Echo Park Paper company’s papers that they have printed over the years from beginning to end, you could reach the moon.

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“Echo Park Paper offers paper and crafting products using bright, happy colors and easy-to-use designs for the novice and the expert crafter alike.” -- from Echo Park Paper’s Facebook page

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ns has o i t c e l l o c l ta Echo Park Paper made how many to ?

At least 50 people view each collection before it is accepted as a collection or approved for print.

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Madison Parker is a cancer survivor.

Echo Park Paper has developed collections from over 16 contributing designers.

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Since the company’s inception in March 2010, it has released over 100 collections.

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Owners Madison Parker and Jody Hunt have been friends since they were nine years old and met on a soccer team in California.

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Echo Park Paper releases at least one new collection every single month.


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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 Echo Park Paper’s design team members have made, then download the free SG sketches and try them out yourself.

free download sketches for April title here

LONG TITLE

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WORD WORD

debbie sanders 4x3 PHOTO

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...the Echo Park Paper design team Wendy Sue Anderson Aly Dosdall Holly Gagnon Corri Garza Ashley Horton Kandis Smith Susan Stringfellow Lisa Swift Tania Willis

free download sketches for April 2.5 x 3.5 photo

2.5 x 3.5 photo

allison davis

2.5 x 3.5 photo

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MESSAGE

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one PAGE sketch

Allison Davis

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Three photos are framed by a fluid and graceful vertical arrangement of large and small embellishments. Enhancing the theme of the page is a breeze.

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I loved working with the banner strips on the April 2014 one page sketch. It was very easy to cut the various sized strips in different patterns and layer them over the background paper.”

ASHLEY HORTON “I used my Cameo to add some interest to my layout, and cut a bokeh pattern and heart pattern in two of my patterned papers.” Ashley’s blog www.ashleyhortondesigns.com

smile and say cheese BY ASHLEY HORTON {for Echo Park Paper} Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; letter stickers: Echo Park Paper, American Crafts; mist: Heidi Swapp; wood veneers: Studio Calico; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; heart punch: Anna Griffin.

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This sketch made putting this layout together absolutely effortless.”

TANIA WILLIS

“Strips of paper turned into banners is about the easiest thing you can do with patterned paper.” TANIA’S BLOG www.throughtrialsiambeingpurified. blogspot.com

sunshine flake BY TANIA WILLIS {for Echo Park Paper} Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Carta Bella, Echo Park Paper; element stickers, letter stickers, brads: Echo Park Paper; punch: Fiskars; doily die: Top Dog Dies; twine: The Twinery; other: rhinestones, buttons.

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What can I say, I loved this sketch so much the first time that I wanted to give it another go!”

TANIA WILLIS

“Since I already created one layout following the sketch quite closely, I wanted to add a playful flair to this one. I flipped the sketch making it right-aligned and let the banner pieces lay haphazardly. Instead of using a large solid vertical background behind the banners, I chose to flip that element vertically, trace around it, remove it completely, but add handstitching in its place.” TANIA’S BLOG www.throughtrialsiambeingpurified. blogspot.com

sweet sisters BY TANIA WILLIS {for Echo Park Paper} Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Carta Bella, Echo Park Paper; element stickers, letter stickers, brads: Echo Park Paper; punch: Fiskars; mist: Imagine Crafts; doily die: Top Dog Dies; floss: DMC; other: rhinestones.

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I'm usually a one photo scrapper, and it's usually a 4x6, so this sketch helped me get out of that rut and stretch my creative abilities beyond my usual style.”

LISA SWIFT

“I absolutely loved creating with this sketch! You can never go wrong with banners.” LISA’S BLOG www.lisarukinswift.com

on top of it all BY LISA SWIFT {for Echo Park Paper} Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; die-cuts: Silhouette; element stickers, letter stickers: Echo Park Paper; doily: Doodlebug; tag: The Paper Studio; photo turn: Creative Impressions; flair: Panda Eight Designs; enamel dots: Lily Bee, Simple Stories; brad: Doodlebug; sequins: Paper Issues; ribbon: American Crafts; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Tsukineko; other: buttons, stick pin.

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Debbie Sanders

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Eight photos in all sizes and shapes make this a fantastic sketch for a special event. Three fun embellishment areas leave room for creative interpretations.

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“I really enjoyed using this sketch. The spot for a long title was perfect for my page and the banner elements are always fun. I chose to use a 4x6 photo on the left side of the layout rather than the two 3x4 photos and I replaced one of the 2-inch photos with an extra embellishment.�

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festival BY SUSAN STRINGFELLOW {for Echo Park Paper}

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; decorative brads: Echo Park Paper; Mickey Mouse punches: EK Success; doilies: Wilton; acrylic paint: Delta; twine: May Arts.


I normally don't use very small photos, but they are

SUSAN STRINGFELLOW

a great way to feature or

www.creativelysavvy.blogspot.com

highlight, like my rose close-up.”

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“I find two-page layouts to be incredibly challenging, so having the sketch as a starting point kept me from feeling overwhelmed from the get-go.�

happy snaps BY TANIA WILLIS {for Echo Park Paper}

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Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Carta Bella; cork paper: Die Cuts With a View; element stickers, decorative brads: Echo Park Paper; doily die: Top Dog Dies; border punch: Fiskars; mist: Imagine Crafts.


Even though I didn’t use the exact sizing shown for photos, I am still thrilled with the number of photos I was able to use on this spread.”

TANIA WILLIS www.throughtrialsiambeingpurified. blogspot.com

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“This layout allowed me to use a lot of my vacation photos on one spread! It took the placement questions out of my mind so that I could create and make an amazing layout with these photos.�

venice, ut BY KANDIS SMITH {for Echo Park Paper}

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; stickers: Echo Park Paper; other: buttons, jewels, twine.

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Don’t be afraid to layer and mix colors. The more bright colors I added on, the more I

KANDIS SMITH www.mycreativetreasury. blogspot.com

started to love the layout!

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“This was such a fun sketch! I swapped out some of the photos for embellishments, but loved having the option to include so many photos. I also tweaked the sketch a tiny bit, to add some extra banner flags on the top. That's what I love about sketches...even when you are sticking really close to the original idea, you can make a few changes here and there to make it work for you!”

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golden springtime BY WENDY SUE ANDERSON {for Echo Park Paper}

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; element stickers, letter stickers, layered stickers, decorative brads, layered chipboard: Echo Park Paper.


One of my favorite techniques is a simple one - I love to make stickers ‘un-sticky’ by rubbing baby powder on the back and then using foam pop-dots to attach the stickers. This adds the tiniest bit of dimension to a project. I also love layering stickers and other embellishments, using foam adhesive, for subtle, but very fun, dimension.”

WENDY SUE ANDERSON www.wendysueanderson. blogspot.com

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Allison Davis

greeting

CARD sketch

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A linear arrangement of strips makes a striking backdrop for a cluster of stars of all sizes. Add a starstruck message, and cards made from this sketch will shine bright.

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MESSAGE

message

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echo park paper design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Ashley Horton

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; chipboard: Echo Park Paper; decorative brads: Echo Park Paper; die-cut shapes: Silhouette Cameo.

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Tania Willis

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; element stickers: Echo Park Paper; pearls: Bazzill; popup circle punch; Fiskars.

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echo park paper design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Lisa Swift

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; element stickers, letter stickers: Echo Park Paper; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye, Simple Stories; thread: Coats & Clark.

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Tania Willis

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Echo Park Paper; stick pin: Maya Road; border punch: Fiskars; other: mini-brads.

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decorative Debbie Sanders

TAG sketch

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Three banners. Three flags. Three times the fun. Flag waving can be serious and patriotic, sporty and nautical, party-loving and celebratory. Whatever the theme, this sketch has it covered.

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echo park paper design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Corri Garza

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; 6x6 paper pad, element stickers, letter stickers, chipboard, decorative brads: Echo Park Paper; other: twine, enamel dots, button.

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Tania Willis

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Carta Bella; element stickers: Echo Park Paper; bakers twine: The Twinery; border punch: Fiskars; other: ribbon, mini-brads, toothpicks.


Aly Dosdall

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Carta Bella; stickers: Echo Park Paper; washi tape: We R Memory Keepers; bakers twine: We R Memory Keepers; brads: BoBunny; gems: Darice; butterfly nesting dies: Lifestyle Crafts.

Holly Gagnon

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; element stickers: Echo Park Paper; fringe, corrugated cardboard, bronze eyelets, cord: Canvas Corp; ink: Colorbox; other: wood skewer.

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red hot right now...

stencils

by tammy tutterow

Stencils are everywhere! They are so versatile, which makes them a great value since many are fairly inexpensive. You know already that you can ink and mist through them to create a design, and last month you learned here how to emboss with them using a stylus...

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tammy tutterow technique tutorial This month I want to keep with the stencil mania and share another super easy way to use them for embossing -- by using your die-cutting machine. The key to embossing with stencils using a diecutting machine is in using the correct stack. I am using a Sizzix Big Shot and using accessories by Sizzix. If you have a different brand of machine, check with your machine’s manufacturer for the comparable cutting pads and accessories.

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Using the Big Shot, open the tabbed platform to tab 1. Place one cutting pad on top of the platform.

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mastering stencil dry embossing

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Place your stencil on top of the clear cutting pad. If your stencil has a directional element, the front of the stencil should be face down on the cutting pad. For a stencil like this one with no clear direction, either side face down will work.


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Place your surface (cardstock, foil, pattern paper, etc) face down on top of the stencil.

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tammy tutterow technique tutorial

Place a Sizzix Texturez Silicone Rubber pad on top of the paper. The silicone pad is a soft rubber pad, similar to a mouse pad but thinner.

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Finally, place a Sizzix Texturz Impressions Pad on top of the stack. The Impressions Pad is a rigid black pad. Many people confuse it with the Sizzix Crease Pad. The Crease Pad is bendable, the Impressions Pad is not.

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Roll the completed stack through your machine.

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After passing through the machine, the material will have the debossed design of the stencil pressed into the paper.

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tammy tutterow technique tutorial

Thin foil sheets, like Ranger’s Vintaj Arte Foils are perfect for this technique. The stencils create a crisp debased image into the foil.

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Textured cardstock can also be embossed. After embossing, sand over the surface of the cardstock lightly to accent the color.

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You can also apply inks using an ink blending tool to accent the design.

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After embossing with the stencils, you can place them on top of your embossed design to use as a mask for misting with spray inks or markers using a marker spritzer.

technique tutorial

the finished product: stencil dry embossing!


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You can also use them as a mask with ink blending tools and inks to add additional color to selected areas.

How fabulous is that? Emboss, mask, trace, print, and more! There are so many options and possibilities with these simple little tools Whatever your art is, cards, tags, pages, or mixed media, you are sure to find a way to incorporate stencils in it all!

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 ways to capture memories of a family event like a trip to the zoo. And with Instagram photos so popular right now, mini-albums suddenly become the perfect way to use all those small square photos!

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• Cut chipboard pieces into scalloped squares. • Ink the edges of the chipboard squares. • Punch holes in the corner of the album and use a binding ring to hold the album together. • Decorate by tying different colors of ribbon onto the binding ring. • Adhere patterned papers to the album. • Adhere photos and journaling. • Embellish the album with small pieces such as stickers, buttons and die-cuts.


tiny elements have greater impact when grouped tog ether

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GO A LITTLE WILD Create a quick and simple -- yet adorable -- mini-album by using scallop-edges pieces of square chipboard as the base of the album.

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LAYER IT

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Don’t be afraid to layer items on photos, especially ones with plenty of background areas that won’t matter if they are covered. Try buttons, stickers, trim, and more!

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brief journaling on strips may be all that is needed

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SHOWCASE IT Let the theme of the mini-album determine the style of embellishments. For a fun trip to the zoo, for example, choose playful embellishments.

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and x i m n u f just have match items you love

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Album by Lindsey Amschler: Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; stickers: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; buttons, die-cuts: October Afternoon; burlap buttons: Nikki Sivils; stamps: October Afternoon; fabric stickers: Cloud 9; enamel dots: We R Memory Keepers; binding ring: KaiserCraft; ribbon: Hug Snug; ink: Ranger; pen: Uniball.


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

happy day

Make a tree trunk and body out of patterned paper. Use a variety of circles with paper, jewels, brads, and buttons to accent the trunk.

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Above - Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Bazzill; word stickers: Authentique; brads: Bazzill, We R Memory Keepers; jewels: KaiserCraft; heart punch: EK Success; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC. Right - Patterned paper: Crate Paper; word sticker: Authentique; heart punches: EK Success, Recollections; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC.


cards • journaling cards • greeting cards • more

allison’s 3x4 ANYTHING sketch Create flags by cutting a notch on one end of a patterned paper strip. Accent with hearts and some stitching.

hello

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Use a circle and hand-drawn ears cut out of cardstock or patterned paper to create the top of a bunny head.

Right - Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill; word stickers: Reminisce. Next page - Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; chipboard alphabets: American Crafts; number stickers: My Mind’s Eye; embroidery floss: DMC.

allison’s 4x3 ANYTHING sketch

HIPPITY HOPPITY

use for: pocket pages • traditional layouts • title c


APRIL 2014 Use a combination of hexagons and stitching to create a background pattern. Add the date on top.

allison’s 6x4 ANYTHING sketch

cards • journaling cards • greeting cards • more


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

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

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

www.scrapbookgeneration.com


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 cupcake that looks good enough to eat isn’t difficult. All it takes is time, a handful of supplies, and a few simple steps.

YUMMY!

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SUPPLIES • 2 x 1-1/2" piece patterned paper • one 1-1/2" circle • one 1-1/4" circle • two 1" circles • one 3/4" circle • two 1/2" circles • one 1/4" striped strip • tape runner • glue pen • ruler • cork or foam board • paper piercer • needle • embroidery floss • scissors • ink • pencil


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DIRECTIONS 1. Make a mark on the bottom of the 2 x 1-1/2" piece about 1/8-1/4" from both edges.

pencil lines. Stitch along the lines with the needle and embroidery floss.

2. Draw a line from the mark on the bottom left to the top left corner. Repeat for the right side (bottom right mark to the top right corner.) Cut along the pencil lines.

5. Ink the edges of all the patterned paper pieces.

3. With a pencil, draw five lines for stitching. I did a straight line in the center. For the lines closest to the outer edges, I made them parallel with the outer edge of the piece. They are all about 1/4" apart. (You could make creases instead of lines if you don't want to stitch.) 4. Use a paper piercer to poke holes along the

6. Start adhering the circles to the stitched piece. I started with the largest circle. 7. Use your scissors to cut along the striped strip to create sprinkles for the top of the cupcake. 8. Use the glue pen to adhere the sprinkles to the top of the cupcake.


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HANDCRAFTED CUPCAKE


my mini cupcake obsession BY ALLISON DAVIS

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Bazzill; alphabets: Making Memories (my), American Crafts (mini, cupcake, obsession); cooking embellishments: Jolee’s Boutique; chipboard banner: My Mind’s Eye; stickers: My Mind’s Eye; journaling piece: Making Memories; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; pen: Zig; embroidery floss: DMC; other: craft wire.

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embrace

color ..................

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 nikki sivils

“I loved this color challenge…so much I created two layouts! Great colors really can make your pictures stand out, and these colors did just that for my silly Easter pictures of my hubby and I. I so love ‘dressing’ for any holiday, being a silly bunny for Easter or an elf for Christmas. Everyone knows that I’ll be hopping or skipping in the door during any holiday dressed and ready for my family dinner and pictures. Life is short so have fun, make people smile, then scrapbook it!”

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hoppy easter BY NIKKI SIVILS (Springfield, Missouri) www.nikkisdoghouse.blogspot.com Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: American Crafts; journaling tags, stickers, border strips: Jillibean Soup; buttons: Nikki Sivils; twine: The Twinery; pen: American Crafts; other: chipboard.

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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE jennie mcgarvey

“This turned out to be super fun! I loved this color challenge! It really forced me to step outside of my comfort zone and try some colors I don't use on a regular basis. Not only that -- I got to use a color combination that is beautiful that I would never choose on my own. I love the results and can't wait to try a new color palette again soon!

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yogi bear voice BY JENNIE MCGARVEY (Newburgh, Indiana) www.jenniemcgarvey.typepad.com Patterned paper: Pretty Little Studio; cardstock: American Crafts; chipboard: American Crafts; brads: American Crafts; tags: Pretty Little Studio; letter stickers: Simon Says Stamp; flair: Scraptastic; puffy stickers: Studio Calico; paper clip: Freckled Fawn.

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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE steffanie seiler

“I had to dig deep in my stash to find something that I could use for this one. I generally am not drawn to pastels, nor do I use much pink or yellow. In my search I stumbled across this collection from way back that fit the bill...as long as I stayed away from most of the blue! Photos in my library with these colors are also rare -- I have boys, remember? But these Easter photos worked well, especially since the focus is mainly on the eggs!�

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eggs to dye for BY STEFFANIE SEILER (Portland, Oregon) www.steffanies.blogspot.com Patterned paper: Pebbles; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers, corrugated alphabet: Pebbles; die-cut alphabet: Silhouette America; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; distress ink: Ranger; twine: We R Memory Keepers; mist: Heidi Swapp; enamel dots; Doodlebug; circle punch: EK Success; sketch: Scrapbook Generation; other: eyelets.

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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE ruth bonser

“I used this happy and bright colour scheme to capture the first week of preschool in my project life album (the school year starts in February here in Australia). We also had a first visit to the dentist and the first time the kids watched ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’ with us. It was a kidfilled week and the happy bright colours suited that so well. I used a mix of page protector styles. This gave me the chance to include some larger pieces of patterned paper.”

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fun with you

BY RUTH BONSER (Sydney, Australia) www.scrapmachine.com Patterned paper: Simple Stories; pen: Slick Writer by American Crafts; divided page protectors: Simple Stories, We R Memory Keepers.

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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE nikki sivils

“I love to create with this color pallet. The spring colors are both bright and soft, which for me makes the creative process so much easier. One thing about scrapbooking that I really enjoy is scrapbooking the small things in life as well as the big moments. Anyone that knows me knows I LOVE jellybeans. All my friends and family buy me several bags every spring knowing that they put a smile on my face. So why not scrapbook a layout about my love of the bean! You might notice there isn’t any journaling, just a title and subtitle...sometimes a layout and picture say everything that needs to be said!”

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jellybean bingo BY NIKKI SIVILS (Springfield, Missouri) www.nikkisdoghouse.blogspot.com Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: American Crafts; tags, stickers, border strips, letter stickers: Jillibean Soup; mini staples: Tim Holtz; buttons, flag: Nikki Sivils; ticket: Jenni Bowlin; twine: The Twinery; pen: American Crafts; other: chipboard, rhinestones.

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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE lindsey amschler

"I loved the bright spring colors of this month’s challenge. At first I thought it was going to be a very hard challenge, but as I gathered my supplies in these shades I became more and more excited. I realized that this was a lovely palette for scrapping a special outdoor photo."

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happy love BY LINDSEY AMSCHLER (Springfield, Missouri) www.lindseyspaperscraps.blogspot.com www.twocrazycrafters.blogspot.com Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper, KaiserCraft; cardstock: American Crafts; Project Life cards: American Crafts; stickers: Echo Park Paper; die-cuts: KaiserCraft; chipboard heart: October Afternoon; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; candy dot: Queen & Co; punch: Martha Stewart; twine: The Twinery; ink: Ranger.

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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE karin rush

“When I first saw the inspiration colors I immediately thought spring and Easter! Some of my favorite colors are hot pink and lime green so these were easy for me to work with. I love this Easter picture of Drew and I so it was the perfect choice to complete my layout.�

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love this moment BY KARIN RUSH (Springfield, Missouri) www.scrapbookgeneration.com Patterned paper: Pebbles, Simple Stories, We R Memory Keepers, KasierCraft; letter stickers: Doodlebug; wood title: Fancy Pants Designs; twine: The Twinery; flower: Doodlebug; ink: Colorbox; other: buttons.

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embrace

design 4x6 photo

the

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title here

c r e a t e team sketch challenge We gave half of the SG CREATE team members this challenge: use a Debbie Sanders sketch from the assortment of individual SG sketches available for immediate download. The one-photo sketch is 6x6-pad-friendly, and features layer after layer of papers and embellishments.


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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE noey hunt

“I love how this sketch incorporates 6x6 papers. What a great time to crack out all of those mini paper pads I've been collecting. The grocery cart was cut and pieced together by hand. Sometimes you just can't find the right pre-made embellishment. I knew exactly what I wanted so I found a way to make it.�

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here comes trouble BY NOEY HUNT (San Jose, California)

............................. Noey’s blog: www.noeyspapers.com

Patterned paper: Little Yellow Bicycle, American Crafts, My Mind’s Eye, October Afternoon; letter stickers: American Crafts, BasicGrey; punch: EK Success; border: KI Memories.

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the

c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE

julie mowen

“I'm really drawn to clean and simple layouts, so layers can sometimes be a challenge for me. I simplified the sketch just a bit, and ended up with a layout that really fits my style.”

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finally BY JULIE MOWEN (Birmingham, Alabama)

............................. Julie’s blog:

www.yesiscrapbook.blogspot.com

Patterned paper: Studio Calico, Heidi Swapp, My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Recollections; punches: Martha Stewart, EK Success; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; mist: Heidi Swapp; other: trim, doily, pen.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE christy arthur

“The sketch had a lot of layers to it, which I liked. It was easy to use and adapt to my own style and allowed me to fill the page a little more than I have been lately. On this layout I used transparent letters for the first time, which was fun and frustrating all at the same time. It was tricky to find adhesive to use that would not show through (I used the Xyron to make them a sticker). Occasionally the color would start to peel off the back and I would have to start back at square one!�

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pouty pants BY CHRISTY ARTHUR (Battlefield, Missouri)

............................. Christy’s blog: www.thearthurz.blogspot.com

Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Studio Calico, October Afternoon; cardstock: Bazzill: punch: Martha Stewart.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE katrina hunt

"I am a one-page girl, but I love to put more than one photo on a page. And I loved this sketch. Solution? I adapted my picture sizes, but my four pictures are still bigger than a 4x6 photo. So, I also rotated the sketch to make everything work. If you change picture sizes, you will also need to adjust your paper layer sizes. Once you do it a couple of times, it becomes easier to do and to change the sketch to fit what YOU want to do! Try it sometime.�

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ordinary day BY KATRINA HUNT (Springfield, Missouri)

............................. Katrina’s blog:

www.paperscissorsandglue .blogspot.com

Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; tag, epoxy, chipboard, enamel dots, wood veneer, washi tape: Teresa Collins Designs; pen: Sharpie; adhesive: Therm O Web Adhesives.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE lynette jacobs

“I always love sketches as a jump off point. All I need to do is choose the right photo and paper line that goes with the photo. In this case I turned the sketch on its side and replaced the two 6x6 blocks on the background with a die-cut circle overlay. I also used a landscape photo instead of a portrait photo.�

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happiness BY LYNETTE JACOBS (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)

............................. Lynette’s blog:

www.creativemoments lynette.blogspot.com

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; tickets: Printable; wood flowers and leaves: Prima; happiness title: Blue Fern Studios; brads: My Mind’s Eye; buttons: My Mind’s Eye; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; border punch: Fiskars.

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“Although the sketch called for a strip of paper across the entire page, I was working with 6x6 paper squares and didn’t have one that would allow the banners to take center stage. My solution was to use a 6x6 square at the left of the layout and leave the right ‘bare.’ I like the way that your eye is drawn to that area and the title.”

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birthday buddies BY STACEY ATCHLEY (Republic, Missouri)

............................. Stacey’s blog:

www.scrapbookgeneration.com

Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; stickers: Pink Paislee, Authentique; letter stickers: American Crafts, My Little Shoebox; border punch: EK Success.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE debbie sanders

“Until just a couple of years ago, I was strictly a double-page scrapbooker. Then, for some reason, I got the bug to try some onepage layouts. I treated myself to a personal ‘retreat,’ and came home with a handful of onepage layouts that I really liked. I made sketches from several of them, including the one we are using as the challenge for this issue. There are times, especially with my older photos, when I only have one photo to scrapbook, so I embrace this style from time to time.”

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acting silly for a yearbook photo with my students, 1985


share your smile BY DEBBIE SANDERS (Mansfield, Missouri)

............................. Debbie’s blog:

www.scrapbookgeneration .blogspot.com

ac silly ting year bookfor a with photo stud my ents, 1985

Patterned paper: Authentique; die-cuts: Authentique; brads: My Mind’s Eye; flowers: Prima; glitter buttons: American Crafts; twine: American Crafts; velvet ribbon: We R Memory Keepers; punches: Martha Stewart, Fiskars.

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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

our most popular sketch book purchase at www.scrapbookgeneration.com


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c r e a t e team challenge We challenged the SG CREATE team to use April’s card and tag sketches for as many different projects as they could think of. It’s amazing how easily the small sketches translate to larger projects and are springboards to creativity.


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

WORD WORD MESSAGE message

katrina hunt

Patterned paper: Adorn It; cardstock: American Crafts; die-cuts: Adorn It; stickers: Adorn It; twine: May Arts; adhesive: Therm O Web.

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greeting card

"I just switched up the tag sketch a bit to make it work for a card front. I wasn’t in a flag mood, so I left those out and just made the strips!”


greeting card "I took the cute design elements of this card sketch and changed it up to create a unique and different styled card. I created the design on a band that goes across the card that can easily slide off and on."

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; Patterned cardstock: Americanpaper, die-cuts: My Mind's Eye; twine: Crafts; stickers:Darice Baker's Twine; ink: Stampin' Up; die-cut title: Silhouette America; stamp: Echo Park Paper; Close to My Heart; enamel dots: Doodlebug pen: Sakura; ink: Design; other: cardstock, buttons, machineRanger. stitching, gift bag.

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steffanie seiler Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Echo Park Paper; wood veneers: Studio Calico; twine: Doodlebug, Darice; ink: Ranger, Stampin’ Up; other: eyelets, buttons, ribbons, staples.

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“One look at this card sketch and I immediately saw a scrapbook page. The open space on the right looked like the perfect place for three horizontal photos. I flipped the sketch and placed my photos on the left side so my subject wouldn't be looking off the page. For the strips of paper, rather than doing all the selecting/cutting myself, I used a piece of patterned paper that has all the border strips on it (usually meant to be cut and use separately). By adding some machine stitching, it almost "looks" like I did it myself. Instead of a star, I changed up my large embellishment/journaling spot by using a shape more fitting to the theme---a road sign!”

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“I thought the Viewmaster die-cut would be a cute replacement for the stars. I pretty much kept the sketch the same, just on a bigger scale.�

Patterned paper: Imaginisce; cardstock: American Crafts; die-cuts: Imaginisce; adhesives: Therm O Web.

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lynette jacobs Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; cardstock: Daler Rowney; title: Blue Fern Studio; stamp: KaiserCraft; buttons: Fancy Pants Designs; other: gesso.

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scrapbook layout “I used the card sketch to make a layout. The panels on the background and the large star were my inspiration. Stars are always such an awesome accent for boy pages...and it was perfect for the photo of my grandson, Dewan. I ended up adding a lot of layered stars around the photo. I added additional texture by machine stitching around the page and stamping some texture on the background.�

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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 Sharon Lewis to share a few of her favorite projects.


sharing scrapbook generation’s local talent: sharon lewis | springfield, missouri


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sharon lewis | springfield, missouri Age: 63 Occupation: retired Approximately how much time do you spend papercrafting? My available time to scrapbook is never enough! Some weeks I get to spend as much as 24 hours scrapbooking -- I love those weeks! Life just gets in the way at other times, but that's usually when I'm taking photos, so that's okay. I am most relaxed when I am creating.

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sharon lewis | springfield, missouri What does papercrafting mean to your life? I have to say scrapbooking is my therapy. I can block out the world and totally immerse myself in creativity. I also have made many special friends that enjoy the same craft.

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How did you get started papercrafting? I have always "scrapbooked,� just never in such detail. I began four years ago when my son developed a heart problem, moved back home for a year to recuperate, and I needed to "de-stress.� I also had three grandchildren born in three years, so the photos were and are plentiful!

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sharon lewis | springfield, missouri How would you describe your style? My style is probably fussier than some. I love mixing patterns, colors, and textures and have to add a bit of bling somewhere! Pretty girly.

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sharon lewis | springfield, missouri What area in your home is used for scrapbooking? When I started scrapbooking, I realized right away I needed my own space where I could shut the door and leave everything out and ready. We have a "John Deere" room in our home and my husband had not mowed the lawn with his riding mower for seven years, so the mower went to the garage and I got to work on my 6x14 space!


How did you change the area for your needs? I painted the walls my favorite color, aqua. I hung shelves and pegboard to the ceiling on both long walls. I painted an old TV cabinet white and my Cricut fit perfectly on the swivel shelf meant for the TV. I bought an 8-foot folding table and a comfy adjustable chair and, voila, started filling up the room. My husband installed new lights and also a TV. I think he was probably just as happy as I was since he got his kitchen table eating space back! Hanging shoe bags work great on the back of the doors for storing punches.

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sharon lewis | springfield, missouri Where do you get your scrapbooking inspiration from? My inspiration comes from color, color, color! And, of course, my three grandchildren -- two girls and a boy 5 years old and under. The world through their eyes is just the best. Sometimes I wish my daughter would let me choose their clothing to match my papers instead of the other way around!

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sharon lewis | springfield, missouri Do you scrapbook with sketches?

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Scrapbook Generation's "Sketches for Scrapbooking" save me so much time! They're wonderful! Many of my layouts can take me as much as three-four hours to complete, so saving time is great.


What part of the process do you enjoy most: design or techniques? I really enjoy the designing process. I usually pick how many photos I want to group together. Sometimes they need cropping to get the visual space just right. Then, I choose the paper, usually according to the clothing or sometimes the event or holiday. Also, I always look at the "back side" of papers and switch them up with other groups of papers, even holiday groups.

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sharon lewis | springfield, missouri What do you love most about scrapbooking? The real beauty of scrapbooking is preserving memories that cannot be duplicated. The craft allows me to express myself using all the creative processes I have learned over the years -- and am still learning! I can incorporate my love of color, design, and texture with my love of fabrics, sewing, painting and drawing. Now I just have to figure out where I'm going to store all these finished scrapbooks! Shortly, I will be moving three hours from Scrapbook Generation and will have to make a trip to the store at least once a month. The online store will keep me busy in between visits!

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made-with love layouts of family by sharon lewis | springfield, missouri


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readers

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

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frosted on the fourth BY SUZANNA LEE (GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA) Patterned paper, stickers, die-cuts, cards, layered stickers: Pebbles; letter stickers: American Crafts; punch: American Crafts; ink: Quick Quotes.

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Want to have a larger title? Decrease the size of the banners to allow room for a second title area!

Suzanna’s paper selection and placement lets a bold plaid frame the layout yet not overpower the photos.

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just be together BY CHRISTINE MEYER (MILFORD, ILLINOIS) Patterned paper: Paper House, Imaginisce; stickers: Bella Blvd, Pebbles; die-cuts: Imaginisce.

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Use the top embellishment cluster area to create a vignette that carries out the theme of the layout.

Christine uses scallops and additional strips of bright paper to give her layout a whimsical look.

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i {heart} winter

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by lori brown (manhattan, illinois)

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock, ink, rhinestones: Close to my heart; stickers: Jolee’s boutique; other: embroidery floss.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Make a splash with a mixture of large and small embellishments made from both paper and bling. Lori created a visual triangle not with embellishments, but with color! The three red areas have lots of impact.

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always & forever

by miChEllE naJour (mountain housE, California)

Patterned paper: bobunny; cardstock: Close to my heart; flowers: k & Company; punch: Ek success; embroidery floss: dmC.

you are my sonshine

by amy Cunniff (duanEsburg, nEw york)

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: bazzill; stickers: Echo Park Paper; ink: Colorbox; banner dies: the stamps of life; twine: we r memory keepers.

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guy stuff BY LISSA MITCHELL (CASTLE ROCK, COLORADO) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: The Paper Company; stickers: Echo Park Paper; brads: BasicGrey.

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Not comfortable with the amount of “white space?” Use a bold patterned paper to visually fill the space.

Lissa’s choice of neutral background papers lets the colorful banner area pop on the page.

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winter time fun

by jackie george (aberdeen, washington)

Patterned paper: My Mind’s eye, crate Paper, basicgrey; cardstock: core’dinations; letter stickers: american crafts; vellum, washi tape, wooden snowflakes: recollections; acrylic paint: ranger.

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Want to add more embellishments? Don’t be afraid to go bold and make a visual triangle of extra items.

Jackie’s use of non-traditional colors for this winter layout echos the vibrant colors of her photos.

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animal kingdom BY SUE ALMES (NORTH HUNTINGDON, PENNSYLVANIA) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: American Crafts; die-cut: Petticoat Parlor; twine: Bazzill; enamel dots: Doodlebug.

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Don’t want to use 2x2 photos? Repurpose that area for a quote or for extra journaling space.

By moving the title to a different spot, Sue was able to use a large die-cut and also add another photo.

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sunshine

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by laura sormani (new city, new york)

Patterned paper: bobunny, lily bee Design; cardstock: bazzill; enamel dots: my mind’s eye; brads: my mind’s eye.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Paper choices too busy? Use a solid mat for banners and strips to provide a clear distinction between the patterns. To keep her layout smooth and streamlined, Laura used enamel dots and brads instead of stitching and bows.

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wild chicken chase

by jeanie jones (collinsville, oklahoma)

Patterned paper: Doodlebug: cardstock: bazzill; stickers: Doodlebug; ink: colorbox; cutting files: miss kate’s cuttables; embroidery floss: Dmc.

enjoy

by amy roller (sParta, missouri)

Patterned paper: colorbok; stickers: adorn it; ribbon: american crafts; twine: stampin’ up; flower: recollections; dinosaur: Paper studio.

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congrats megan

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BY MARY BEZDICEK (JACKSON, MINNESOTA) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: American Crafts; punch: Marvy Uchida; twine: American Crafts; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; ink: Colorbox.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH No time for stitching? Wrap the banners with lengths of twine and tie in a relaxed bow. Mary needed a larger journaling area, so she converted the 2x2 photo area to a place to tell her story.

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lucky me

BY STACEY GRAGLIA (CANADA)

Patterned paper: Pebbles, Making Memories; cardstock: Bazzill; journaling cards: Simple Stories.

easter egg hunt

BY JENNIFER COWAN (ROGERSVILLE, MISSOURI)

Patterned paper: October Afternoon, Bella Blvd, Studio Calico; cardstock: American Crafts; embellishments: Studio Calico, American Crafts, Doodlebug; title: Echo Park Paper.

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we’re so proud BY MARY BEZDICEK (JACKSON, MINNESOTA) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger.

sweeter than candy BY CORRINA COLQUHOUN (CANADA) Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; embroidery floss: We R Memory Keepers; title: Miss Kate’s Cuttables.

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Irit’s cut-out photo adds life, fun and a sense of movement to her layout.

little elvis BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; stickers: Paper House Productions; masks: Tando Creative UK; punches: EK Success, The Paper Studio; mists: Lindy’s Stamp Gang; other: gesso.

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water boy BY JACKIE GEORGE (ABERDEEN, WASHINGTON) Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Webster’s Pages, BasicGrey, My Mind’s Eye, SEI; cardstock: Core’dinations; letter stickers: American Crafts; sequins: Jenni Bowlin; wood plaque: American Crafts.

the best sailing BY LYNN STONEBRAKER (ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND) Patterned paper: Glitz, Crate Paper, Anna Griffin, Hot Off the Press, Studio Calico; vellum: Hot Off the Press; word stickers: My Mind’s Eye; wood anchors: Studio Calico; twine: American Crafts; ink: Smooch; label maker: Dymo; punches: EK Success, Studio Calico; roller stamp: Amy Tangerine; other: Viva Decor paper pen.

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Lissa uses enamel dots to provide some of the vertical elements used on the sketch.

this makes me happy BY LISSA MITCHELL (CASTLE ROCK, COLORADO) Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, Pebbles, Carta Bella, BasicGrey, Teresa Collins Designs; stickers: My Mind’s Eye; resin flower pin, enamel dots, layered stickers, title die-cuts: Teresa Collins Designs.

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country road BY STACEY GRAGLIA (CANADA) Patterned paper: BasicGrey; stickers: Sticker Studio, EK Success; embellishments: Simple Stories; ink: Prima.

lovely BY TAMMI BENNETT (LOCUST GROVE, VIRGINIA) Patterned paper: American Crafts; chipboard: American Crafts; other: buttons, string, enamel dots.

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Diane added a touch of authenticity to her layout by color copying chopsticks!

the love of sushi BY DIANE IVERSEN (MT. VERNON, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: KaiserCraft; rub-ons: KaiserCraft; letter stickers: American Crafts, Authentique; punch: Stampin’ Up; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; other: color-copied chopsticks.

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play ball BY DENISE STORCK (ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA) Digital layout. Papers, elements, and letters: BasicGrey; trims: BasicGrey, Stampin’ Up; horizontal stitching and holes: Jessica Sprague’s Travelog; vertical stitching: Amanda Fraijo-Tobin; journaling strips, photo mats: Denise Storck.

sweet baby BY CHRISTINE MEYER (MILFORD, ILLINOIS) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; Imaginisce; letter stickers: Doodlebug; gems: Imaginisce; vellum: CutCardStock; die-cuts: Imaginisce, Little Yellow Bicycle; doily: SRM Stickers.

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Kim’s clever use of pre-made banners mimics the look of hand-stitching and saves time!

the journey BY KIM BURNETT (SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; banners: My Mind’s Eye; chipboard: My Mind’s Eye; brads: My Mind’s Eye; ink: Prima.

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made with love BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Paper House Productions; chipboard: A2Z; pearls: Flourish with a Bling; flowers, wood: Prima; embossing powder: WOW! Embossing Powders; other: washi tape, lace tape.

the big cheese BY DEBBIE HENNINGSEN (REPUBLIC, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; embellishments: Simple Stories.

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Stacia’s use of white and black pens helps define the vertical lines of the layout.

daisy duck BY STACIA BRANDT (MANHEIM, PENNSYLVANIA) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Studio Calico; arrows: Studio Calico; paper clip: Maya Road; enamel dots: Doodlebug: pen: Signo Uniball.

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fintastic photo op BY AMY ROLLER (SPARTA, MISSOURI)

Patterned paper: Simple Stories, My Mind’s Eye, Carta Bella; cardstock: Bazzill, Stampin’ Up; stickers: Creativity Inc., Simple Stories; embroidery floss: DMC.

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mother’s love BY LORI BROWN (MANHATTAN, ILLINOIS) Cardstock: Bazzill; glitter tape: American Crafts; washi tape: Love My Tapes, Close to My Heart; stamps, ink: Close to My Heart; other: ribbon, hemp twine.

thank you BY CHRISTINE RANTZ (SPARTA, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; die-cut: Spellbinders; stamp: Stampin’ Up; other: button, ribbon.

family BY JENNIFER PIOTROFSKI (CANADA)

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Patterned paper: Upsy Daisy Designs; charm: Making Memories; letter stickers: American Crafts; other: brads, twine.


Irit adds depth by incorporating tightly rolled strips of paper into the diagonal areas.

call me BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; cardstock: American Crafts; wood: Creative Embellishments; inks: Clearsnap; other: ribbons, twine.

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thanks so much

BY CHRISTINE RANTZ (SPARTA, MISSOURI) Patterned papers: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: My Mind’s Eye; stamp: Stampin’ Up; scallop punch: Stampin’ Up; gel glitter pen: Sakura; ink: Colorbox.

our little chickadee BY HOLLY MCLELLAN (MOBILE, ALABAMA) Patterned papers: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: We R Memory Keepers; twine: My Mind’s Eye.

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amazing GALLERY

BY AMY CUNNIFF (DUANESBURG, NEW YORK)

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; bling, flowers: Recollections; stamp: The Stamps of Life; ink: Colorbox.

thank you BY CHRISTINE MEYER (MILFORD, ILLINOIS) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; stickers: Doodlebug, Paper House Productions; washi tape: Bella Blvd, Doodlebug, My Mind’s Eye.

happy mother’s day BY CHRISTINE RANTZ (SPARTA, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; stamp: Close To My Heart; embossing powder: Stampin’ Up.

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Irit’s layering of paper, ribbon, and chipboard creates a rich background.

filled with love BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Paper House Productions; stamps, lace, ribbons: Inspired by Stamping; ink: Clearsnap; embossing powder: WOW! Embossing Powders; chipboard: Creative Embellishments; other: twine, buttons.

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just a note GALLERY

BY JENNIFER PIOTROFSKI (CANADA) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Core’dinations; stamps: Tin Box Creation; marker: Copic; other: buttons.

happy BY CHRISTINE MEYER (MILFORD, ILLINOIS) Cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Jillibean Soup; ribbon: Ribbons Unlimited; washi tape: My Mind’s Eye; other: ric rac, trim.

boo BY CHRISTINE RANTZ (SPARTA, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Dollar Store; die: Provo Craft.

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smile

Holly’s use of resin flowers adds lively color and lots of dimension to her card.

BY HOLLY MCLELLAN (MOBILE, ALABAMA) Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Colorbok; acrylic flowers: Queen & Co; acrylic word: Heidi Swapp; other: resin flowers.

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happy birthday GALLERY

BY DIANE IVERSEN (MT. VERNON, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: American Crafts; stamps: Stampin’ Up; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; other: ribbon, string.

congratulations BY CHRISTINE RANTZ (SPARTA, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, Simple Stories; cardstock: Stampin’ Up; glitter pen: Sakura.

will you be mine BY CHRISTINE RANTZ (SPARTA, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Pink Paislee, My Mind’s Eye, Colorbok; pen: Sharpie.

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FOR THE JUNE 2014 ISSUE OF CREATE

Submissions should be sent to submissions@scrapbookgeneration.com. Be sure to have JUNE 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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We're so excited to see how your style merges with SG sketches!

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SKETCH OR YOUR OWN DESIGN

“I usually start with a sketch either created by myself, or one designed by someone else. I like to start this way because it drives my process. The sketch guides me into knowing what size to print my photos. Then I grab a few pieces of patterned paper and embellishments and have at it!” Rona Thompson Canada

“I generally work with at least two sketches, and incorporate various elements from both that catch my creative fancy. For instance, I might use the photo layout from one sketch, and the embellishment cluster from a second.” Jessamine Torr South Africa “I actually start with my pictures...my second step is to grab my sketch books (I have all of the Scrapbook Generation two-page layout sketch books!), and start looking for a sketch that incorporates the number and dimensions of my selected pictures. Sometimes I follow the sketch exactly, sometimes I flip the pages, sometimes I combine two different sketches, and sometimes I tweak the sketch in other ways...using the sketchbooks is a great time saver for me because I don’t spend time determining exactly how I’m going to lay it all out. My creativity shines through my paper and embellishment selection, which allows me to create a layout that’s either feminine or masculine, bright and playful or soft and elegant, traditional or artsy -- no matter how often I use the same sketch, it looks different every single time!” Wilma DeGraffenreid Marshall, MO “Although I have done both in the past, now I always find myself using a sketch.

...which style fits you best?

Unlike some scrapbookers that feel sketches may curtail creativity, I feel it does just the opposite. Sketches open up so many possibilities! Sometimes I will follow a sketch exactly, but most likely it is a starting point that sparks my imagination and I can make the design my own. Sketches really get my creative juices flowing!” Sue Almes North Huntingdon, PA “Since discovering Scrapbook Generation I always start out with a sketch. When I scrapbooked previously and tried to come up with my own layout ideas, I felt I wasted most of my time trying to come up with these ideas and was never happy with them...I just found the whole process so stressful, hence my page production was very low. I have two gorgeous grandsons and I want to document so much of their lives. I was turned on to SG sketches by a friend and I have never looked back! These sketches so closely match the style that I was trying to achieve...I can personalize my own way with my own paper choices and embellishments. A wonderful door has opened for me. I will never go back to those hours of struggling to come up with a layout – I now have my go-to sketches and my pages are turning out beautifully – all thanks to a little sketch!” Liz Rempel Canada “I prefer to start with a sketch. When I started scrapbooking I came up with my own layouts, and it showed (meaning they weren't good) so when I discovered the sketch books by Scrapbook Generation I was in heaven. I find I can get more done using sketches. I like to pick my own papers so the sketches allow me to exercise my creativity and

have some fun along the way. I am slowly finding my way to expanding on the sketches but still find I do best with a sketch and some great papers.” Merri Lynn Voss Camdenton, MO

“I use a sketch to start creating my page. I am a HUGE fan of using sketches as my starting point. I may not always follow the sketch exactly, but I always start with one.” Laura Toriello Twinsburg, OH “I love to create my page with my design. I get so caught up in sketches sometimes that it puts a damper on my creativity. Or I start with a sketch and when I get done, I can't even find the sketch in my page!” Wendy Antenucci Palm Bay, FL

“For many years I created layouts from scratch, no inspiration aside from my own creativity which often repeated itself. I would pour over sketches and though they were nice they never quite seemed my style. Then one day I stumbled upon a Scrapbook Generation sketch and it literally spoke to me! Now I almost always use a SG sketch as a spring board and I find myself taking on new styles and techniques. I find using sketches can save so much time, which for me is precious!” Lisa Dones Hayward, CA “I've been scrapbooking a long time and now it is just great to start a layout with a Scrapbook Generation sketch. The sketches are timeless, well-balanced and feature a lot of photos. All the measurements and placement tips make them a breeze to follow. I don't have a lot


of time to scrapbook and the sketches get me right to the fun stuff -- playing with my supplies. The completed layouts blend seamlessly in my albums beside my original layouts I designed myself. Stacey Graglia Canada

“Sketch or scratch? I do both. I usually start from scratch, letting the photo direct me to the papers and embellishments. Then I work with those elements until I'm satisfied with the laying out of all the parts. My style is usually very linear so when I want something different, I turn to sketches for ideas and to try to work outside my comfort zone.” Nancy Wethington

“I like to start with a sketch. It allows me to be free with all my choices of materials and product, but helps me know that I have a balanced layout and where to put things.” Joanna Underwood Macon, GA “I LOvE LOvE LOvE sketches. I'll take some time to sort my pictures that I want to scrap, I'll then pull a sketch that works with the number of pictures I have. Once I have the sketch picked I'll pull papers and embellishments that will work with the pictures. Then I put everything into Cropper Hopper layout envelopes so I can pull out a layout to scrap even when I only have a limited amount of time.” Stephanie Haining “I have done both, but I can spend hours and still come up with very little. That is why I love using sketches or scraplifting another layout. I have all the Scrapbook Generation sketch books and love them. I like how the books tell how many pics, so I can look for a sketch with a certain number in mind and go straight to that section of the book. I use them all the time.” Sandi Brassard Plainfield, IN “More often than not, I start with a sketch because I love that they give me a direction to go with my layout. Sometimes I follow the sketch exactly, sometimes it’s just a jumping off point and I do my own

thing. Sketches are a great way for me to sit down and get started on creating, even when I am lacking on ideas! I can't get enough sketches!” Kimberli Bean Kansas City, MO

“When I start a page, I like to find a sketch I like and then adapt it to my taste. I think this is easier than starting without a sketch. Why make things harder than they need to be. Scrapbooking should be fun and relaxing, and sketches help a lot.” Sandy Muffley Bremen, IN “I love sketches! When you don't have a lot of time to scrapbook, it gives you a good starting point. It also helps so all my layouts don't look the same and gives me ideas on where to put embellishments and journaling. Plus sometimes if you turn the sketch 90 or 180 degrees, you can get a different sketch. I'm not sure I could scrapbook without a sketch.” Karin Boles Henderson, NV “I do both...but even if I start from a sketch they very rarely look anything like what I started with. Sometimes it is just the idea that you need and off you go!” Susan Curtin Australia “I always start with a sketch first. I have limited time to create my scrapbook pages so before I get all my supplies out I like to know roughly how my layout is going to look like. First I find a sketch I like then I gather the coordinating papers and then begin cutting etc. I can still modify the layout if I want, but I find this method is a huge timesaver and allows me to get pages done.” Wanda Go Canada “I almost always start with a two-page Scrapbook Generation sketch. But then I change it quite a bit to fit my pictures, paper, and embellishments. Most of the time I use 4-7 4x6 pictures on a two-page layout and the SG layouts work best with

that and they fit my linear style...I am very picky about the papers I use and it takes me quite a while to find just the right colors for my pictures (but that's a part of the process I love to do). So I save time by starting with a sketch. They also give me confidence that the design will end up cohesive instead of random.” Joan Stob Grand Rapids, MI “I always start with a sketch. I go through the pictures that I know I want to create layouts for and proceed to choose my sketch. My sketches are organized by twopage and one-page sketches, and then by number of photos. This has helped organize my process in smaller chunks to prepare for crops. The real creative part of my layout kicks in when it's time to embellish, journal and title the layout. This is where I spend the largest portion of my time and where my creativity really comes through. Having the foundation of the layout (the sketch) in front of me helps me to stay on track and focused.” Kim Burnette Springfield, MO “I definitely prefer to use a sketch. Without a sketch I would still be staring at a blank page as there are simply too many possibilities to consider. I started scrapbooking with SG kits and would try to duplicate the sample. Now, my very favorite thing to do is to select a single photo that I would like to scrap. I look through the sample pictures in Debbie (Sanders’) book, One on One, and select a layout that I would like to use...The sketch gives me a place to start and the confidence that I need to move forward. I feel very creative using this process and make the page my own.” Diane Fleming Springfield, MO “I like to start the process by using a sketch because it helps me lay a good foundation. Then I can move on to the fun: the papers, the photos, and the embellishments.” Patty Barton Russellville, AR

Which style of scrapbooking appeals to you most: Project Life (pocket page)-type layouts, or “regular” layouts? Explain your choice.

Send your answer to karin@scrapbookgeneration.com by May 8, 2014. Be sure to have JUNE 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!)


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• Wall hanging: Adapt the tag sketch in this issue to a larger size. Add extra embellishments to create sweet, spring-inspired wall art. • Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: American Crafts; bow: American Crafts; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; punch: Martha Stewart; ink: Ranger; pen: Uniball.


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CREATE: Issue 4, April 2014  

Scrapbook pages, cards, embellishments and more featuring Scrapbook Generation's exclusive sketches. Featured manufacturer: Echo Park.

CREATE: Issue 4, April 2014  

Scrapbook pages, cards, embellishments and more featuring Scrapbook Generation's exclusive sketches. Featured manufacturer: Echo Park.

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