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ISSUE 6 - JUNE 2014

four fun & free sketches inspiration: Pink Paislee 197 bright design ideas


limited edition kit based on the June sketches • three double-page layouts • two single-page layouts • one card • one tag • color photos • sketches • cutting guide

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water

sketches and

a letter from the editor

Free ice water. Free scrapbook layout sketches. Beyond the word “free,” what could those two things have in common? Until a couple of weeks ago, I would have given you a blank stare. Not a clue. But now I know. I just returned from that quintessential American road trip, looping through South Dakota to see Mt. Rushmore and heading west to Yellowstone National Park. When I visit new places, I like to know a bit about the area. That means grabbing a couple of travel books and studying up, so that as navigator, I make sure my husband doesn’t miss veering off our scheduled path for something exciting, like say, the world’s largest ball of twine. He does NOT share my keen sense of spontaneous adventure, but that’s another story. Study time was in scarce supply before this latest trip, but I did skim some articles before we left. I knew just enough to be dangerous! After several breathtaking hours in The Badlands, we headed toward Wall, the South Dakota town that is home to Wall Drug, an American travel icon. I saw that the books I’d skimmed were right. There really ARE six zillion roadside signs advertising Wall Drug! Fast forward. We’re in the Wall Drug restaurant. I’m sitting in front of my Fifties childhood dream meal. A hot beef sandwich. Bread, roast beef, mashed potatoes, with every speck covered in gravy. After I had done everything but lick the plate, I picked up one of the brochures on the table and started reading the story of Wall Drug. Before long, I found myself tearing up. In 1931, pharmacist Ted Hustead and his wife Dorothy purchased a drugstore in Wall, a town with 326 people. They gave themselves five years to build a thriving business. If they failed, they would move on. Nearing the end of the five years, failure

was imminent. All the potential customers were speeding by on the highway. NOT stopping at Wall Drug. Dorothy had an idea. It was just a little idea. Nothing big. Give away free ice water and let people know via signs along the highway. The rest, as they say, is history. And I can relate, because Scrapbook Generation had its own moment of imminent failure. In 2006, a little over a year after we opened, our booming business changed direction. Sales on Saturdays dropped dramatically. I felt like I was always hunched over a calculator trying to figure out how to pay the bills, and worrying about having to close the store. We tried everything we could think of. Nothing seemed to help. Then I had an idea. It was just a little idea. Nothing big. Give away free sketches and hold free classes. Soon, 40-50 scrapbookers were at SG most Saturdays, happily crafting away with those first basic sketches we made. Of course, Scrapbook Generation isn’t iconic Wall Drug. But we have something in common. I know how worried Dorothy was, because I’ve been there. And I know how the littlest of ideas -- nothing big -- can sometimes be all you need to turn things around. Seventy-eight years later, Wall Drug is still giving away free ice water, a nod to Dorothy’s little idea that became so very, very big. I think she would like that.

Debbie Sanders


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contents JUNE 2014

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Sketch Support

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It’s About Time

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

Sketch designer Debbie Sanders shows how to save time -- or not -- when using a sketch as a starting point for a layout.

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Paper Crazy

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Mighty Mini

Katrina Hunt shows how a little -- or a lot -- of patterned paper can bring layouts to a different level of style.

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Pink Paislee

Design team members of this popular company share their talent, using four free SG sketches to make 23 gorgeous projects.

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

8 party time • 11 bakers twine • 18 sketch anatomy • 133 co


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scrapbook generation’s

create

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Anything Goes

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Readers Gallery

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NSD 2014

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

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

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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.

Take a peek at the National Scrapbooking Day hoopla at Scrapbook Generation, including challenge stars.

owboy party decor • 231 submissions instructions • 266 hello


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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF debbie sanders SKETCH ARTISTS

allison davis & debbie sanders CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

ON THE COVER MY SUNSHINE by Allison Davis

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; die-cuts; Pink Paislee; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; chipboard alphabet: Pink Paislee; puffy stickers: Pink Paislee; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox fluid chalk ink; computer font: American Typewriter.

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

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

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

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

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

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

allison davis, katrina hunt

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY stacey atchley

ADVERTISING karin rush

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


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party time by Lindsey Amschler

• Box card: Create a pop-up card using a die-cut machine or template. Cover with patterned paper. Decorate card with cut out paper flowers, stickers, and die-cuts. • Gift bag: Create a gift bag using a punch board. Decorate bag with patterned paper. Layer embellishments. Fold down top of bag and punch border along edge. Punch holes through bag. Pull ribbon through and tie a bow to finish the bag. • Banner: Cover banner pieces with patterned paper. Create rosettes by fan-folding strips of paper and adhering together. Decorate banner with embellishments. Adhere a stitched paper garland to hang the banner with.

Patterned paper: Pebbles; stickers, die-cuts: Pebbles; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; stitched garland, stickers: Doodlebug; glitter, ink: Ranger; pen: Uniball; ribbon: Hug Snug; doily: Wilton; punch: Martha Stewart; gift bag punch board: We R Memory Keepers; other: wood banner shapes.


unwind with

twine

with lindsey amschler, katrina hunt, and allison davis

It started out as a wrapping product in bakeries. But that was before scrapbookers discovered this candycane striped goodness. Check out the yummy twine-worthy techniques our trio of designers has come up with to make the most of this simple product.

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fun techniques ahead


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lindsey amschler

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bakers twine

Use pom poms to create a festive embellishment. To make a pom pom, wrap twine 20-30 times (depending on how full you want it) around a ruler. Pull off and tie a knot around the center of twine. Then simply use scissors to snip off the ends of the twine.

Project 1 - patterned paper, die-cuts: Simple Stories; twine: We R Memory Keepers; pen: Uniball; ink: Prima. Project 2 - patterned paper, die-cuts: Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts; twine: The Twinery; ribbon: Hug Snug, doily: Wilton; ink: Prima, Ranger. Project 3 - patterned paper, die-cuts: Simple Stories; twine: The Twinery, sequins: Teresa Collins Designs; ink: Ranger.


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Create your own handmade embellishments by drawing a basic pattern onto cardstock. Fill in the design with liquid adhesive. Lay the twine into adhesive, filling in the shape. Let dry and cut out the design.

Create a fun and decorative twine border by simply threading sequins onto twine and then adhering to the project.

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bakers twine

Make rosettes with bakers twine. Punch out circles, then cover with adhesive. Wrap twine in a circular shape, starting at the center.

Project 4 - cardstock: American Crafts; twine: The Twinery; adhesive: ThermOWeb; card base: Silhouette Cameo with sketch pen and cutting file. Project 5 - cardstock: American Crafts; twine: The Twinery; adhesive: ThermOWeb. Project 6 - patterned paper: Simple Stories; twine; The Twinery.

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Use the negative space left after punching or diecutting. Back the area with bakers twine to add dimension.

Liven up a printed pocket-page card or tag by running a thin line of liquid adhesive around the outline of the shapes. Gently place the twine over the adhesive.

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bakers twine

Make flowers out of twine pom poms by smashing them and adding an enamel dot or brad to the center. Add a stitched stem and some leaves to complete the flowers.

Project 7 - patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Bazzill; bakers twine, enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; letter stickers: Lily Bee Design; embroidery floss: DMC. Project 8 - patterned paper: Imaginisce; chipboard circle: Scenic Route; sticker: 7Gypsies; bakers twine: The Twinery; ink: Colorbox. Project 9 - cardstock: Bazzill; 3x4 card: Simple Stories; bakers twine: The Twinery, Jillibean Soup, My Mind’s Eye.


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Create a background by wrapping a variety of different colors of baker's twine around a card.

Wrap baker's twine around layered squares to create a birthday present. You can also loop the twine around a circle for a birthday bow.

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

JUNE 2014 FREE SKETCH position embellishments just like the sketch, or not...your choice

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

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

MEASUREMENTS:

PLACEMENTS:

• Striped strips: 12 x 1/4”

• Bottom strips are abo

• Top strips: 12 x 1”

• Left page photos are page

• Middle strips: 11-1/2 x 5-1/2” • Bottom strips: 11-1/2 x 1” • Left page banners, from left: 3/4 x 4”, 1 x 5-1/4” 1/4 x 4-1/2” overlay)

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• Journaling tag: 2 x 3” • Photo mat: 6-1/2 x 5” • Right page banner cluster, from left: 1/2 x 1-1/2”, 5/8 x 2”, 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 1-3/4”

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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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3 x 35 xpho 5 to photo

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


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SKETCH VARIATION #1

MY SUNSHINE BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; die-cuts; Pink Paislee; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; chipboard alphabet: Pink Paislee; puffy stickers: Pink Paislee; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox fluid chalk ink; computer font: American Typewriter.

Sunburst designs like this one can take extra time, but I think the effect when you are done is well worth the additional effort. There are so many fun ways to vary this design...I love trying new ones!”

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SKETCH VARIATION #1

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I flipped the sketch to fit the design idea I had. I really wanted to create a sunburst for the background and the idea I had fit better with a horizontal background strip than a vertical one.

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I added more background pieces behind the original background piece on the sketch. Adding larger backgrounds when you have a sketch with a lot of white space is a great way to add in more color and more patterns.


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3 x 35 xpho 5 to PHOTO

one-page sketch fun

sketch support from allison davis

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I used one 5x7 photo in place of the two 3x5 photos on the sketch. Replacing multiple, smaller photos with one larger photo is an easy fix to any sketch that has more photos than you want to use. Maybe you have less pictures or you just simply want to have one large focal photo. Since I flipped the sketch, my embellishment clusters changed a little. I tried to keep them in the same general area as they are on the sketch.

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I moved my title and journaling together instead of split between the top and bottom of the photos on the sketch.

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SKETCH VARIATION #2


LOVE LETTERS BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; alphabet stickers: BasicGrey; chipboard alphabets: Pink Paislee; die-cuts: Pink Paislee; 3x4 cards: Pink Paislee; puffy stickers: Pink Paislee; metal paperclips: Tim Holtz; embroidery floss: DMC; heart punch: Recollections; ink: Colorbox fluid chalk ink; computer font: American Typewriter.

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SKETCH VARIATION #2

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change

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On the left page I mostly followed the sketch as it is, but on the right I created a design that would work with the pocket-page-type page protector. This is such a great way to use one-page sketches if you like to use the divided page protectors in your scrapbooking, too. It's also a great way to add a lot more photos to a one-page sketch! With my layout it gave me the opportunity to add a lot of small photos of the notes my boys write me all the time.

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I used two 4x6 photos in place of the two 3x5 photos on the sketch. There is plenty of room on the sketch to use larger photos without having to make major adjustments to the design.

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one-page sketch fun

sketch support from allison davis

I used a slightly larger background strip since I used larger photos. This was an easy adjustment to accommodate the larger photos. Since the photos expanded by an inch I added an extra inch to the background paper. I only did this to keep the general design proportions the same.

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I simplified the embellishment clusters by just using a strip of paper in place of the small circles and then large hearts in place of the rest.

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I added a few extra, small strips to the background piece. Because I simplified the embellishments and used a neutral paper for the background, I just felt that area could use some more color.


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SKETCH VARIATION #3


I WISH TO BE A FISH BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Little Yellow Bicycle; cardstock: Bazzill; alphabet stickers: October Afternoon; chipboard alphabets: American Crafts; stickers: Little Yellow Bicycle; flourishes: Little Yellow Bicycle; 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 wanted to use more photos so I extended the sketch to fit over two pages. I did this by flipping the background and stretching it. I also broke up the background into smaller strips, an easy way to include more colors and patterns on a layout!

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I kept the photos the same orientation as on the sketch even though I flipped the background. A vertical arrangement fit better with my photos. I kept the two photos on the sketch pretty much in the same arrangement as on the sketch and then added four more of the same size across the layout. Then I added a couple of smaller photos below those.

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TITLE long title 5 to 3 x 35 xpho PHOTO

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one-page sketch fun

sketch support from allison davis

I also flipped the embellishment clusters to work with the design I had. They basically flipped just like the background. I used flourishes and splashes of patterned paper in place of the circles on the sketch.

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The background and embellishments flipped together while the pictures and the title and journaling stayed the same. The title is above the photos while the journaling is in the same general placement as it is on the sketch.

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I added extra strips to the top and bottom of my layout. With the large amount of white space and the bright white cardstock background, I felt like it really need something to break that up a little. A few simple strips was an easy solution!


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SKETCH VARIATION #4


HELLO GRANDMA BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill; chipboard alphabets: Pink Paislee; chipboard embellishments: Pink Paislee; puffy stickers: Pink Paislee; die-cuts; Pink Paislee; enamel dots: My Mind's Eye; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox fluid chalk ink; computer font: Century Gothic.

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SKETCH VARIATION #4

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I had more photos to include so I extended the one-page sketch to fit two pages. I decided to make the background smaller in width (3" instead of 5-1/2") and length (10" instead of 12") and repeat it across the page. Another great way to use more colors and patterns!

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I used one large photo in place of the two 3x5 photos. I took the combined width of both photos (6") and the length of the photos (5") to create one 6x5 photo. It's fun to use unconventional sizes at times. In this case I kept the same photo size as the sketch but got a completely different look.

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title

TITLE long title 5 to 3 x 35 xpho PHOTO

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one-page sketch fun

sketch support from allison davis

I added a large photo block that fits within the design of the sketch, a super easy way to extend a one-page sketch into a two-page layout. For this layout I created a photo block that had the same height (5") as the photos on the original sketch and then stretched it across the two pages.

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While I did keep the title at the top of the photos, I had to find a new home for my journaling. The space below the photos was limited, so I just added a spot for my journaling within the photo block.

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Even though the layout design was stretched, I tried to keep the embellishment clusters in the same general area as they are on the sketch. They have been simplified to fit with the design of my layout.


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SKETCH VARIATION #5


MY LITTLE ROCK STARS BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts; chipboard alphabet: American Crafts; alphabet stickers: Pink Paislee; chipboard embellishments: Pink Paislee; stickers: Pink Paislee; star punch: EK Success; mist: Tattered Angels; ink: Colorbox fluid chalk ink; computer font: Century Gothic.

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SKETCH VARIATION #5

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I created a two-page layout based on the one-page sketch by simply keeping the one-page design on one page and covering the other page with photos. The left page has the design of the sketch while the right is photos only.

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I moved the design of the sketch over to the edge of the left page and added two 4x6 photos to the left. I tried to keep the same general design as the one-page sketch with the same photos, title and journaling placement, and embellishment clusters, but I moved it over so I could add more photos and tie it in with the right page.


title

TITLE long title 5 to 3 x 35 xpho PHOTO

3 x 35 xpho 5 to PHOTO

one-page sketch fun

sketch support from allison davis

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I added a few extra strips on the sides of the background. I kept the background the same size as the sketch suggests and I needed a little extra width on it to fill in some space so that the 3x5 photos didn't overlap onto the other photos or over onto the second page. Instead of making the background bigger, I opted instead to add more strips. Again, this was another attempt to add in more color and more patterns.

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While I did use circles for the embellishments, I didn't get as detailed as the clusters on the sketch. I used larger circles and less of them. I also used mist in place of the smaller circles on the sketch. I figured the messy mist would fit with the rock star theme of the page!


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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... My first step is to choose a sketch. To me, the fun of working with a sketch is when I find one that “speaks” to me! My mind starts spinning with all the possibilities and I can’t wait to get going! While I usually have photos already printed out, since this was a compare/contrast layout of photos 40 years apart, I printed the black and white photos in specific sizes. I love the technology that lets us scan old photos and enlarge them with what I consider fantastic results. My biggest time saver? Choosing to work within one paper collection, like the Pink Paislee “Switchboard” group I used for this layout.

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THE THREE-HOUR LAYOUT

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HOW I SPENT MY TIME... Identical papers, identical photos, but a huge difference in time spent crafting. Much of the time was spent selecting coordinating items and tools. I used accent stitching on a couple of journaling cards, added glitter glue swirls over patterned paper, and inked a wooden word. I also designed my own title grouping of stickers, chipboard letters, and word strips. Because the pre-made telephones fit the theme so well, I mixed them in with my handmade embellishments. I loved the gold touches in this collection, so I stamped and heat-embossed gold hearts and numbers. Heat embossing is an easy technique that provides a huge impact!

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embellishment

title

journaling

QUICK: Embellish with die-cuts, puffy stickers, and ephemera pieces from the collection, top.

QUICK: Use a journaling card for the title, adding a die-cut that provides more specifics, top.

QUICK: Cut down journaling card in needed, top.

CUSTOM: Ink a wood word, handstitch on a journaling card and cut out the shape, stamp and heat emboss hearts and cut them out, bottom.

CUSTOM: Starting with large letter stickers from the collection, mix with smaller letter stickers in two colors, and word phrases, bottom.

CUSTOM: Cut do made journaling hand-stitching alo pattern, like this s bottom.

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QUICK: Use die-cut numbers from an ephemera pack, top.

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

own a precard, then add ong a simple speech bubble,

CUSTOM: Stamp with embossing ink and then heat emboss numbers, cut them out, then coordinate with a premade chipboard number from the collection, bottom.

CUSTOM: Some items are from the collection, but with personal touches like hand-stitching added, or are created by stamping, heat embossing, glittering, and inking, bottom.

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DEBBIE’S TIP #1 Mistakes are okay! I originally intended to hand-stitch a swirly line found on one of the patterned papers in the collection. I cut a strip and used it as a pattern, then discovered after I had punched all the stitching holes that the design was too intricate and I was tearing the paper! My solution? I cut another strip of the same design and covered the holes, then used Stickles glitter glue to accent the swirls.

DEBBIE’S TIP #2 If you’ve never done heat embossing, give it a try! To me, it’s one of the easiest “difficultlooking” techniques around! All you need are the stamps I bet you already have, embossing ink (I like the tinted ones so you can see what you are doing), embossing powder, and a heat gun. Stamp, pour on the powder, shake off the excess, heat...done!

DEBBIE’S TIP #3 Look for items in the collections -especially title and journaling cards -- that have simple shapes or words that you can accent by hand-stitching (or by outlining with glitter glue). Do the stitching first, so that you have plenty of area to hold on to. Then, cut out the shape like this.

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

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One-hour layout: patterned paper, puffy stickers, chipboard stickers, ephemera die-cuts, chipboard letters: Pink Paislee. Three-hour layout: patterned paper: Pink Paislee; puffy stickers, chipboard stickers, ephemera die-cuts: Pink Paislee; letter stickers, phrases: My Mind’s Eye; wood veneer word: Studio Calico; stamps: Inkadinkado; embossing ink: Ranger; embossing powder: Zing by American Crafts; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; jewels: Queen & Co; twine: My Mind’s Eye.


pink paislee

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


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did you know?

The name “Pink Paislee” was chosen after owner Rebecca Cross read a business article about a frozen yogurt company named Pinkberry. The super successful yogurt company inspired a fun and unique scrapbook brand that now encourages everyone to “Live Pink!”

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The company tagline is “inspiring a creative lifestyle” and they follow this credo every day by providing project inspiration and product tips to fans all over the world.

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In just six years, Pink Paislee has designed and released over 1,400 individual products. That is a lot of PINK!


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Every Pink Paislee product release is different. Collection styles range from shabby chic to modern chic and the color palettes are always on trend. Over the years, Pink Paislee has teamed up with several celebrity artists and designers to launch new and exciting products. These celebrity collections from House Of Three, Collage Press, and Christy Tomlinson were wildly adored and loved by thousands of crafters.

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Before going on-air as a guest host for a popular television shopping channel, owner Rebecca Cross was asked to change her hair color so it wasn’t “so shocking.” She reluctantly agreed, because “the show must go on!”

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“We are passionate. Authentic. Unique. We believe in the power of story telling. Every day we design products to inspire a creative lifestyle.” -- from Pink Paislee’s Facebook page

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In November, 2013 Pink Paislee was sold to American Crafts and the owenrs relocated to Utah to continue to manage the brands and product development.

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managed to do it all with only four full-time employees.

Every year, Pink Paislee has an open design team call to search for new and talented papercrafters who have a passion for sharing their talents with others. (Hint...this might happen in November...just sayin’.)


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 23 gorgeous creations the Pink Paislee’s design team members have made, then download the free SG sketches and try them out yourself.

free download sketches for June

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...the Pink Paislee design team Donna Espiritu Gaelle Fauglas Gail Lindner Shellye McDaniel Magda Mizera Jess Mutty Jamie Pate

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Patricia Roebuck Tegan Skwiat Colleen VanderLinden Amanda Wall Sarah Webb Sara Zenger

allison davis

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ALLISON DAVIS

Large circles forming a strong visual triangle. Small circles doing the same. Together, providing powerful movement and flow, the perfect frame for two special photos.

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I loved using this super versatile sketch! I do a lot of two-photo layouts and this design really has limitless looks. The juxtaposition of all those fun circles with the straighter lines of the background makes for a ton of visual interest.”

JESS MUTTY “I added texture and dimension to my page by machine stitching the small areas and by using foam tape to pop some of my elements up off the background.” JESS’S BLOG www.scrapagoo.blogspot.com

amazing fabulous ‘staches BY JESS MUTTY {for Pink Paislee} Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; ephemera, flags, label stickers, letter stickers: Pink Paislee; Kre8v Kit: Pink Paislee; other: black pen.

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I really enjoyed working with this sketch and loved the way my page came together so easily.”

AMANDA WALL “I usually don’t use a lot of patterned papers and love neutral backgrounds, so instead of the large strip of patterned paper, I used a stencil and some texture paste.” AMANDA’S BLOG www.amandajanescraps.blogspot.com

hi, hello BY AMANDA WALL {for Pink Paislee} Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers, ephemera: Pink Paislee; mist: Color Shine by Heidi Swapp; stencil: Wow; other: doily, texture paste.

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I love using sketches as a springboard for direction. It is nice to have sizes included for proportions. It is much easier when cutting paper.”

COLLEEN VANDERLINDEN “The background was achieved by brushing on Heidi Swapp’s Color Shine.” COLLEEN’S BLOG www.digiscrapwithcolleen.com

hello jello BY COLLEEN VANDERLINDEN {for Pink Paislee} Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; cardstock: Bazzill; mist: Color Shine by Heidi Swapp; other: buttons, sequins.

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I tried to stay true to the sketch as much as possible. At first, I thought of using a stencil for the dots lined up on the sides but decided to use polka dot patterned paper instead.”

DONNA ESPIRITU “I liked that there is an option to stitch around the circles. I also like the room for layering and clustering embellishments around the photos.” DONNA’S BLOG www.scrappydonna.blogspot.com

be happy, be bright BY DONNA ESPIRITU {for Pink Paislee} Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; ephemera, stickers, puffy stickers, chipboard: Pink Paislee.

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I am not really at ease with two-photo layouts, but this sketch is interesting, wellbalanced and allows a lot of embellishment possibilities. I played with stitching and black ink drops on the busy zones of the sketch and finally I like how my layout looks!”

GAELLE FAUGLAS “I followed the sketch my best, paying attention about the general balance, but I took a bit of freedom with the dimensions, and I changed some circles into flowers. I wrote a few sentences with my vintage typewriter and I cut them in thin strips.” GAELLE’S BLOG www.gaellefauglas.com

you make me happy BY GAELLE FAUGLAS {for Pink Paislee} Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts; journal cards, die-cuts, chipboard: Pink Paislee.

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I enjoy working with two-photo sketches so that you don’t have to pick just one favorite photo. The vertical design, placement of photos, circle, and embellishment ideas gave me plenty of room to make this sketch my own. I made the photos a little smaller and worked with a title with both small and large fonts.”

PATRICIA ROEBUCK “I used the labels in different ways. The pink envelope label was used in two different places by cutting it in half and stamping the sentiment onto each half. The journaling was typed onto the labels by lightly adhering to another sheet of cardstock and sending it through my typewriter. To add even more color to this playful layout. I made a frame around the entire layout, stitching a fourth of an inch from the sides.” PATRICIA’S BLOG www.patriciaroebuck.com

elsa live BY PATRICIA ROEBUCK {for Pink Paislee} Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; ephemera, stamps, stickers, letter stickers: Pink Paislee.

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The terrific thing about this sketch, it could easily be adapted to include more pictures. I chose three pictures for my take, but it would have been just as simple to use four pictures and not lose the great feel of the design!”

SARAH WEBB “To help maintain the unity of the three pictures, I chose to mat the two smaller ones on the same piece of white cardstock. This way I was sure that the angle of the two smaller pictures was the same. It was also easier to create the page, handling only two matted areas, instead of three.” SARAH’S BLOG www.scropping.blogspot.com

i love these pictures BY SARAH WEBB {for Pink Paislee} Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts; chipboard, ephemera, stickers: Pink Paislee; mist: Color Shine by Heidi Swapp; veneer, cork: Studio Calico; letter stickers: BasicGrey.

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I love this sketch for so many reasons, but the part that I focused on the most was the three clusters on the layout.”

SARA ZENGER “I love grouping a variety of products together to get a layered look! This sketch was a perfect starting point for my layout.” SARA’S BLOG www.sarazenger.blogspot.com

hello cutie BY SARA ZENGER {for Pink Paislee} Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; ephemera, chipboard letters, pocket cards: Pink Paislee.

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DEBBIE SANDERS

wo t PAGE sketch Give one photo the royal treatment. Add a cluster of smaller photos to expand the story. Quick. Easy. Yet full of room for those special personal touches that make it your own.

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PINK PAISLEE & the TWO-PAGE SKETCH

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“I easily swapped out one of the photos on the left page for a 3x4 journaling card. Instead of a journaling tag on the far left, I added another patterned paper banner and I stitched around the center patterned paper blocks for extra detail.�

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my family BY GAIL LINDNER {for Pink Paislee} Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts; Kre8v Kit, ephemera: Pink Paislee; mist: Color Shine by Heidi Swapp.


This sketch was perfect for me! I love creating clusters of embellishments and with this sketch the placement was done – I just had fun picking, choosing and arranging all the fun little bits and pieces.”

GAIL LINDNER www.gaillindner.typepad.com

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“A quick and simple go-to technique is to distress the edges of the patterned paper. Whether it is the background paper or layered papers, running a ruler along the edges pulls the paper up a bit and adds dimension and interest to the page altogether.�

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hello friends BY JAMIE PATE {for Pink Paislee}

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; ephemera, pocket cards, chipboard letters, chipboard stickers, puffy stickers, stamps: Pink Paislee; Color Magic paper: Heidi Swapp; mist: Color Shine by Heidi Swapp; seam binding ribbon, ink: Heidi Swapp.


This sketch was a great prompt to use a grid of photos to tell this story. It provided a fun way to share

JAMIE PATE www.jmpgirl.blogspot.com

several photos from a recent photo shoot of my daughter and her friends.”

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“I don’t often use sketches, but I really think they are a great help in building the design of a page. It was my first time creating a two-page layout so I found the sketch very helpful this time, too. I used it more like inspiration than a strict guideline. What I like about this sketch the most is that smooth line between two pages and how nicely they play together.”

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be active BY MAGDA MIZERA {for Pink Paislee} Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; ephemera, alphabets, chipboard stickers: Pink Paislee.


I like to add a little bit of dimension to my pages. This time to add some extra layers I used a lot of foam

MAGDA MIZERA www.magdamizera.blogspot.com

dots and layered ephemera one under another.”

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“I love using the double page sketch that is photo heavy on one side and more decorative on the other. For the photo side, I didn’t quite have enough photos to fill the grid, so I adapted a few rectangles of paper from the 6x6 paper pad.”

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talk text play BY SHELLYE MCDANIEL {for Pink Paislee} Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; ephemera, chipboard letters, puffy stickers, chipboard stickers: Pink Paislee; other: thread.


I generally like to flip a sketch, but I liked this design so much that I decided to

SHELLYE MCDANIEL www.shellyemcdaniel.com

leave it as is.”

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“In place of two 3x4 photos, I used pre-made pocket cards on my layout because they were the same size as the photo boxes on the sketch. Embellishing them was fun and easy! They also help fill space if you don’t have as many photos as the sketch calls for.”

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thinking of you BY TEGAN SKWIAT {for Pink Paislee}

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; ephemera, pocket cards, chipboard letters, puffy stickers, chipboard stickers: Pink Paislee; embroidery floss: DMC.


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I love that the sketch included spots for so many photos. I have recently gotten in the habit of just using one or two photos on a layout. This sketch got me out of my comfort zone and thinking outside of the box!�

TEGAN SKWIAT www.craftytegan.blogspot.com

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ALLISON DAVIS

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CARD sketch Repetition always makes a striking statement, and this trio of hearts is no exception. Add in simplicity, and you have a design you can use again and again.

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pink paislee design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Tegan Skwiat

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; chipboard stickers: Pink Paislee; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; stamps: Pink Paislee; embroidery floss: DMC.

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Gaelle Fauglas

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts; chipboard, vellum die-cuts: Pink Paislee.

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Jess Mutty

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; ephemera, puffy stickers, pocket cards, chipboard stickers: Pink Paislee; other: twine.

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Shellye McDaniel

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; Kre8v Kit: Pink Paislee; chipboard stickers, canvas stickers: Pink Paislee.

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Patricia Roebuck

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; ephemera, stickers: Pink Paislee; stamps: Pink Paislee.

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TAG sketch

DEBBIE SANDERS

A calm background lets a cluster of embellishments stand out. With three spots for messages and some jaunty banners, this tag is packed with versatility.

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PINK PAISLEE & the TAG SKETCH

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pink paislee design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Gail Lindner

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; ephemera, chipboard stickers: Pink Paislee; other: buttons, ribbon, thread.

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Jamie Pate

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; ephemera, chipboard: Pink Paislee; other: twine.


Magda Mizera

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; chipboard stickers, puffy stickers: Pink Paislee; other: staples, ribbon.

Sarah Webb

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts; chipboard, stickers, ephemera: Pink Paislee; wood veneer: Studio Calico.

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Sara Zenger

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; ephemera, chipboard stickers: Pink Paislee.

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taming patterned

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Patterned paper? Yes, please! The colors, designs, and varieties draw me in. I am a patterned paper lover. I use it, the more the better! Don’t be scared to mix it up with patterned paper in crafting projects...it adds to the feel, dimension, and overall look.

Six ways to tackle the ‘what do I do with all this paper’ phobia. ................


As in life, sometimes with patterned paper...less is more! Here’s a perfect example...

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• LET’S EXPLORE A FEW WAYS TO USE PATTERNED PAPER. Mary Ann Jenkins (www.maryannjenkins.com) has a fantastic layout using minimal patterned paper. The white cardstock mounted on the vivid patterned paper background makes the center of the layout the focal point. She also kept patterns and colors to a minimum, which works well.

BY MARY ANN JENKINS. Patterned paper: Chic Tags: cardstock: Bazzill; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; tags, stickers: Chic Tags; wood veneer: Studio Calico; other: sequins, glassine bag, thread.


If you want the splashes of bright color to stand out, minimize other items for impact.

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• GIVE CARDSTOCK A CHANCE. The layout below uses a little more patterned paper than the previous example, but once again, the usage is minimal, leaving breathing room for other elements on the layout. In addition, all the patterned paper is grouped in one place instead of scattered over the page.

BY KATRINA HUNT. Patterned paper: American Crafts; cardstock: American Crafts; chipboard: American Crafts; washi tape: Bella Blvd; letters: American Crafts, October Afternoon; ink: Heidi Swapp; stencil: Crafters Workshop; punch: Fiskars.


There’s nothing simpler than a black & white combo, but those colors provide a huge impact!

• THE BOLDER THE BETTER. For a layout with impact, select a bold background, like in the layout below. The stripes and the starkness of black and white combine well. Tone things down by choosing patterned paper in softer colors. This draws attention back to the photo, but still creates impact power. Notice that most of the patterns in the triangles are smaller and softer, to offset the bold background.

BY KATRINA HUNT. Patterned paper: 3 Birds Design; doily: Wilton; chipboard: 3 Birds Design; adhesive: ThermOWeb; photo credit: April Turner of UTurn Studios.

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Who says you can’t go a little wild? Themed patterned paper can bring fun to most any topic.

• LOVE THAT PAPER? GO FOR IT! Themed patterned can add fun and quirkiness to layouts. I love my Nikon, so this collection from Bella Blvd was perfect to use for a photo of my camera. Black and white color combos are good “grounding” papers to use for a break in all the visual “chaos.” I used the black patterned paper as a stopping point and a place for my title.

BY KATRINA HUNT. Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; embellishments, stickers: Bella Blvd; doily: Wilton; pen: Sharpie; adhesive: ThermOWeb.

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One of the easiest ways to set the scene of your story is through clever use of paper...

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• ON THE MOVE. Patterned paper can also create an entire mood on a layout. Serious, formal, silly, playful, calm, chaotic, pristine...patterned paper can do it all! Here, the stripes and chevrons create movement, which is perfect for a layout about Jetson and Sheldon playing. The stripes also draw your eyes both up and down, so that you notice all the photos.

BY KATRINA HUNT. Patterned paper: AdornIt; stickers, tags, die-cuts; AdornIt; pen: Sharpie; adhesive: ThermOWeb.

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You know your own taste, so try different combos until you find the one that makes you smile!

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• PATTERNS OF THE WORLD, UNITE! On this layout, I just went wild with patterned paper. At first, I thought I had gone a little too far, but then everything just clicked. I have found that it helps to have white borders around your photos when working with bright, loud patterns. You can always mimic this look with white cardstock. I also created resting space around the photos.

BY KATRINA HUNT. Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; embellishments, washi tape: My Mind’s Eye; ink: Prima; pen: Sharpie; punch: EK Success; adhesive: ThermOWeb; sketch: Scrapbook Generation free sketch download August 19, 2013.


TIPS FOR WORKING WITH PATTERNED PAPER

1. Stay within one collection. Colors are already coordinated for you, and embellishments are usually included, so this makes it easy to play. 2. Start with just a few colors. This will give you play room, but you won’t feel overwhelmed with choices.

3. When using bold patterns, try small doses or mix a lot of softer patterns with them.

4. Move paper around until YOU like it. It doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks, and all those design rulers are just begging to be broken! You know the styles you are drawn to, so start there. 5. Have fun...it’s only paper!


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impact by lindsey amschler

Making a mini-album requires lots of choices...all of them fun! Once you find the right papers and larger embellishments, finding the tiny touches to highlight special photos is pure joy. Everything in a mini screams “look at me!� And they will!

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Paper bags are an easy way to create a fun mini-album! • Create an album by stacking three paper bags on top of each other. Stitch a line up the center of the album to create a sturdy binding. Fold the bags in half to create the album, then punch holes along the binding edge and lace up with ribbon. • Decorate each page with a variety of embellishments, such as flowers, spray ink, die-cuts, and stickers. • Adhere photos, journaling, and additional embellishments. • Adhere pages to paper bag album. • Create several pockets in the album for additional photos.


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Once again, a new spread and a completely different design greets the viewer. Changing up the design can increase the enjoyment for both reader AND designer.

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Album by Lindsey Amschler: Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; stickers, die-cuts: Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts; enamel dots: Doodlebug; flowers: Prima, I Am Roses, Paper Studio; ribbon: Hug Snug; ink: Ranger; sequins: Teresa Collins; punches: Martha Stewart; pen: Uniball; mist: Heidi Swapp; washi tape: My Mind’s Eye.


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giddy up,little

cowboy by debbie sanders

It took only about five minutes of sitting across from her at a weekend crop in January to know that Tasha Key was headed toward winning my impromptu prize of Birthday Mom of the Year! I watched her love for her son Riley pour into every incredible cowboy-themed item she was crafting.

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howdy, and welcome to riley’s party!


Riley turns two...cowboy style!

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

Q: Why did you choose a Western theme? hen I came across the boot cut from svgcuts.com, that planted the seed. Then seeing the cute cowboy- and westernthemed parties on Pinterest with activities I could easily recreate -- that would have something for everyone -- sealed the deal. Funny thing is we ended up renting space at a local park that had a huge fort play structure. It tied into our theme and we decided to use that instead of planning out games.

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Q: How long before the event did you start papercrafting?

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

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he silverware holders and invitations were the easiest. It was mainly cutting and adhering, with a little stamping on the rope diecuts to give it texture, and stamping the silverware on some punched circles. They basically fell in place. I can't ask for anything better when making so many items. The banner would be next. It wasn't hard to make, thanks to Silhouette software allowing me to layer items to figure out what it would look like before actually making it. It's easy to tweak a design using the software without actually making several attempts at it. The great thing is you really don't have to have a Silhouette machine to make it, just use the software to figure out your layers and cut by hand or with a different machine using your measurements. But gluing those rosettes took forever! The wooden items were made by my husband and just finished by me. The watering hole sign idea came from Pinterest. The rest were just items we came up with. The rope name was surprisingly easy to make and made a great visual impact! Immediately after seeing the boot cut I knew it would be the perfect unique treat bag, but they were hard. Not really to figure out, but the time it took to make each one was a little insane. I had to make it worse by doing extra stamping and die-cutting with the tags on each one. I can't complain much though, because they turned out adorable!


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hey actually did! I'm a planner and had sketches done of the tables and pieces to go around them. I knew it should at least be close to what I had envisioned.

Q: What about the actual party? Any good stories?

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he bandshell we rented at a park gave us a wooden backdrop for the food tables.It was perfect thanks to the huge fort play structure and no clean up from people going through our house. It was so very windy! The gusts were 38 mph. We had to come up with some creative ideas to get pictures of everything set up. The boots were very light, even with the goodies in them, so we sent the kids on a rock-hunting mission to give them some weight. A couple of our nieces were under a table at one point to hold down the tablecloth. Thankfully, it did calm down just long enough so they could come out, and I got my picture!

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Q: How did the birthday boy react to his party and the decorations? e didn’t care! Since he’s two I’ll give him a pass this year!

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Q: Why was this such an important event for you? iley was a very hard-fought-for little boy. I had some health problems and we are extremely lucky and grateful to have him here. Each year is a celebration of the child we never thought we would have.

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Q: Would you spend this much time on party decor again? es! I think I’ll steer clear of complicated handmade treat bags, but overall I plan to do something like this each year until Riley tells me to stop.

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Jason and Tasha Key and their son, Riley


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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allison’s 4x6 ANYTHING sketch

you are my sunshine

Mix it up and layer a heart, instead of a circle, on top of a sunburst to fit the "you are my sunshine" phrase.

Above - Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye; cardstock: Bazzill; word stickers: Authentique; alphabet stickers: My Mind's Eye; ink: Colorbox fluid chalk ink. Right - Patterned paper: Authentique; alphabet stickers: Lily Bee Design, Fancy Pants Designs; star punch: EK Success; embroidery floss: DMC.

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cards • journaling cards • greeting cards • more

allison’s 3x4 ANYTHING sketch Make a tie out of patterned paper and add a small star to the end. Finish the design with a few stitched lines over the star.

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Use a circle punch to create waves across strips of patterned paper. Finish the card with stitching, fish, a few enamel dot "bubbles" and the alphabet stickers.

Right - Patterned paper: Simple Stories; alphabet stickers: Simple Stories; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; circle punch: Fiskars; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox. Next page Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: Bazzill; alphabet stickers: Fancy Pants Designs; star punch: EK Success; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox.

allison’s 4x3 ANYTHING sketch

June 2014

use for: pocket pages • traditional layouts • title c


you are awesome

Create an argyle pattern by arranging several pieces of patterned paper cut into diamonds in a line. Add a stitched "x" over each diamond to finish the design.

allison’s 6x4 ANYTHING sketch

cards • journaling cards • greeting cards • more


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c r e a t e team color challenge

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


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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE steffanie seiler

“Love this color combo - I use these often and feel very comfortable with them. To me, they are bright and cheery and give the feeling of playfulness...perfect for these photos taken on our trip to Disney's California Adventure! (The design was influenced by a couple of different sketches from Sketches for Scrapbooking, volume 8. Ultimately, they melded into my own design.)�

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inner child BY STEFFANIE SEILER (Portland, Oregon) www.steffanies.blogspot.com Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Recollections; stickers, border: Echo Park Paper; alphabets: American Crafts, Jillibean Soup, Simple Stories; twine, enamel dots: Doodlebug; washi tape: Scotch, Queen & Co; wood veneer: Studio Calico; mist: Heidi Swapp; ink: Stampin’ Up; pens: American Crafts, Stampin’ Up; punches: EK Success; other: brads.

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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE nikki sivils

“I wasn’t overly excited about these colors, but once I found some great pictures of our family fish fry and then this fun collection by Bella Blvd it all fell together perfectly. The color combo worked great with my pictures and would be great for all those events we all attend throughout the summer.”

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BY NIKKI SIVILS (Springfield, Missouri) www.nikkisdoghouse.blogspot.com

hilton fish fry

Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; stickers, chipboard: Bella Blvd; pen: American Crafts; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE ruth bonser

"Ever had trouble finding the right paper? This was one of those times for me. Nothing seemed to work with what I was imagining for this story. I wanted to use colours of the Lego we saw at the exhibition, bright and happy colours, and this palette was perfect. So I used gelato watercolours and painted the cardstock! I am not much for mixed media, as I don’t have a lot of confidence that the paint brush will obey my commands the way a trimmer and glue will, but this was extremely simple stuff. I scribbled yellow around the edges, added a hint of blue and orange and painted over it with a water brush (no mess), then used mist to splatter colours in a diagonal, to give the page movement and energy (like my son on this particular day!). I added a few trimmed down 6x6 pieces of paper, and trimmed the photo to make it smaller than the papers. I used a whole lot of stickers and die-cuts. The SG store is full of great packets of ephemera and sheets of stickers, so I mixed up lots of different stickers, some puffy and some flat, and I absolutely love this result. I put the journaling on a hidden tag under the photo. I think I need to try getting artsy with watercolours again, as it turned out perfectly imperfect and I love it!"


about a boy BY RUTH BONSER (Sydney, Australia) www.scrapmachine.com Patterned paper: American Crafts, Studio Calico; cardstock: American Crafts; die-cuts: Jillibean Soup; stickers: Echo Park Paper; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; puffy stickers: American Crafts; tag, envelope: Pebbles; gelatos: Faber-Castell; mists: Studio Calico, Heidi Swapp, Tsukineko.

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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE jennie mcgarvey

“I was thrilled to see the color scheme for June! I'm always a fan of color, plus I had these Pink Paislee ‘Hello Sunshine!’ supplies in my stash, begging to be used. So, I went to work with a couple of birthday photos I had already printed. I knew that there was a wide variety of ways to use the colors, but I decided to go with a primarily white page with bright pops of color to really highlight both the photos and the theme.”

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birthday eats BY JENNIE MCGARVEY (Newburgh, Indiana) www.jenniemcgarvey.typepad.com Patterned paper: Pink Paislee, Studio Calico; journaling cards, stickers: Pink Paislee; stamps, flair: Scraptastic, ink: Studio Calico; letter stickers: American Crafts; wood veneer: Freckled Fawn, Pink Fresh Studios; pen: Sharpie.

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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE lindsey amschler

"The colors in this month's challenge were definitely challenging! But once I had them picked out, the layout came together very easily using a sketch from the Scrapbook Generation One on One sketch book."

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woof woof BY LINDSEY AMSCHLER (Springfield, Missouri) www.lindseyspaperscraps.blogspot.com www.twocrazycrafters.blogspot.com Patterned paper: Imaginisce; cardstock: Bazzill; diecuts: Imaginisce; buttons: October Afternoon; pen: Uniball; ink: Ranger; ribbon: Hug Snug; enamel dots: Doodlebug; punch: Martha Stewart; die: Tim Holtz.

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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE karin rush

“Bright colors are my favorite! I knew immediately that these colors would go with my pictures from my Hawaii trip. I chose the Simple Stories ‘Summer Paradise’ because I wanted to use the bold stripe pattern. It was a perfect place to start my layout. I combined one of Debbie (Sanders’) sketches and one of Allison (Davis’) sketches to use the bold stripe and the circles.”

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beach paradise BY KARIN RUSH (Springfield, Missouri) www.scrapbookgeneration.com Patterned paper: Simple Stories; letter stickers, cardstock stickers: Simple Stories; flower brads: Making Memories; ink: Clearsnap.

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6x4 photo

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c r e a t e team sketch challenge We gave half of the SG CREATE team members this challenge: use a Debbie Sanders sketch from the assortment of SG sketches available for immediate download. The three-photo double-page sketch gives one photo special treatment, with room for more photos if you choose.


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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE julie mowen “These are some of my favorite photos, so I really loved that the sketch called for three 4X6 photos. I stuck fairly close to the design, just tucking the the paper strips behind a larger photo mat on the page to the right. I also switched the title and journaling placement. Such a fun sketch!�

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this boy... BY JULIE MOWEN (Birmingham, Alabama)

............................. Julie’s blog: www.yesiscrapbook.blogspot.com

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee, Fancy Pants: cardstock: Recollections; glitter paper: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts, Fancy Pants; ink: Ranger; mist: Heidi Swapp; floss: DMC; other: enamel dots.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE noey hunt “My favorite part of scrapbooking is playing around with colors and patterns. This sketch was great because I was able to pick a few different patterns to mat the photos with on the right page. To create a fun, curved title, I simply used different sized ribbon spools as a placement guide.�

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splashing around BY NOEY HUNT (San Jose, California)

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

Patterned paper: SEI, BasicGrey, October Afternoon, American Crafts, BoBunny; embellishments: BasicGrey, Little Yellow Bicycle, SEI; letter stickers: Glitz & Glitter; American Crafts, Lily Bee Design.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE christy arthur

“There were so many directions this sketch could take, it took me a little while to see which direction I wanted my layout to go. It is such a versatile, pretty sketch and I loved using it! I used the right side of the sketch and flipped the direction of the accent strips. I also added a background paper, similar to the left side of the sketch. I added additional photos, but kept the accents clustered similar to the right side of the sketch.�

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sweet moments BY CHRISTY ARTHUR (Battlefield, Missouri)

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

Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, October Afternoon, Pebbles; cardstock: Bazzill.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE katrina hunt

"I basically kept the sketch pretty much the same. I made a mistake when printing my photos (I am horrible at math) and made some of them too small and turned the wrong way. You can always make them work; you just need to play around and figure out a placement. I also mounted them on a #10 envelope cut file for some added interest.�

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hello little friend BY KATRINA HUNT (Springfield, Missouri)

............................. Katrina’s blog: www.paperscissorsandglue .blogspot.com

Patterned paper: Imaginisce; cardstock: American Crafts; diecuts: Imaginisce; twine: May Arts; pen: Sharpie; punch: EK Success; adhesives: ThermOWeb.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE lynette jacobs “I flipped the sketch and used a 5x7 photo on the left side. I also adjusted the sizes of all my patterned papers to make them all one inch longer.�

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simply a great life BY LYNETTE JACOBS (Port Elizabeth, South Africa)

............................. Lynette’s blog: www.creativemoments lynette.blogspot.com

Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock: American Crafts; flowers: Prima; buttons, brads, sequins: Teresa Collins Designs; stencil: Crafters Workshop; title, leaf flourish: Silhouette Cameo; other: texture paste.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE stacey atchley Since the topic of my photos was a little offbeat and silly, I applied that same attitude to the area of the sketch that called for strips. Instead of the formality of the straight strips, I mixed it up a bit with die-cut banners. It was a quick and easy way to get a playful, fun look without having to spend a lot of time cutting and measuring, and it was a perfect match for my photos.

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together fun BY STACEY ATCHLEY (Republic, Missouri)

............................. Stacey’s blog: www.scrapbookgeneration.com

Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; stickers: Fancy Pants Designs: title words: Pink Paislee; word stickers: My Mind’s Eye.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE debbie sanders

“I created this sketch a couple of years ago when I was intrigued by the idea of taking a one-page design and making it into a two-page layout. I like having a special photo that gets the spotlight and then adding others to flesh out the story. This is also a great sketch for those times when the numbers of photos you have would crowd a single-page layout, but don’t seem enough for two pages. It IS possible to take three photos and have a double-page layout that doesn’t look too bare!”

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so happy BY DEBBIE SANDERS (Mansfield, Missouri)

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

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; journaling card, stickers, layered stickers, brads, metal charm: My Mind’s Eye; jewel swirl, flower, butterfly: Prima; border punch: Fiskars.

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c r e a t e team challenge We challenged the SG CREATE team to use June’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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June sketches...great for tags, cards, and so much more.

festive banner

WORD WORD

WORD

message

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“I took the tag sketch and adapted it for a banner. I used the idea of the sketch on the first and third panels of the banner, with the middle panel just being created on my own.�


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Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock: American Crafts; chipboard, stickers: Teresa Collins Designs; ribbon: May Arts; adhesive: ThermOWeb.

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julie mowen mini-album cover

“The tag sketch worked so well on the cover of this little mini-book. All it took was a simple adjustment for size, and a solid background to replace the three strips used in the sketch. So happy with the way this turned out!”

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Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; stickers, enamel dots, brads: My Mind’s Eye; seam binding: Hug Snug; mist: Heidi Swapp; dimensional adhesive: EK Success; other: chipboard album.


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“A lot of my pages are about my kids and their cousins. It is a topic I never tire of photographing, scrapbooking and writing about. This heart-filled sketch was begging to be used for a story of love and friendship. I moved the twine tie below the hearts, and switched it for seam binding ribbon, which felt warm and friendly and reminded me of the little yellow chicks we are holding. Most of the kids aren’t looking at the camera, but I think that sometimes imperfect photos, like this one, are just as meaningful to a story as a perfect one. The clothes they are wearing (the youngest two are both loving ballerina skirts and wear them often); the hats they all wear as it was a very sunny day; the way the girls were so fascinated by the chicks that they are almost all looking at the chicks instead of the photographer; it all speaks to the story of our day together.”

ruth bonser

Patterned paper: October Afternoon, Studio Calico; cardstock: American Crafts; rubons, letter stickers, stickers: American Crafts; wood buttons, hearts: American Crafts; pen: American Crafts.

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steffanie seiler

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greeting card

“The most obvious change I made from the tag sketch was to orient the card horizontally rather than vertically. From there I followed the sketch fairly closely, making adjustments to the background strips as needed. I also chose to consolidate and have one sentiment rather than having three separate ones. This one went to my own mom for Mother's Day!”

Patterned paper: BasicGrey; stickers: BasicGrey; flowers: American Crafts; ribbon: Stampin’ Up; ink: Tim Holtz; other: buttons, embroidery floss, thread.


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“I used the card sketch as inspiration. I started with the hearts and then the page just took on a life of its own. I love how this turned out.”

lynette jacobs

Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock: American Crafts; brads, buttons, arrows: Teresa Collins Designs; alphabet: American Crafts; wooden hearts: Studio Calico; mists: Lindy’s Stamp Gang; title, man, woman icons, hearts: Silhouette Cameo; embroidery floss: DMC.

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lindsey amschler "I loved the design of this card sketch! I used it to help me decorate the front of a gift box. The Pink Paislee ‘Pen Pal’ collection was perfect to embellish a box for sending special treats to a friend."

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; stickers, die-cuts: Pink Paislee; ribbon: Hug Snug; ink: Prima, Ranger; pen: Uniball; punch: Martha Stewart; other: gift box.

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ruth bonser Patterned paper: Crate Paper, American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts, Letterpress Pin; cardstock stickers: American Crafts, Pink Paislee, Simple Stories; enamel shapes: Queen & Co, SEI; buttons: American Crafts; pen: American Crafts.

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“I love tags, but I really like to make them with a specific purpose in mind, so I decided to make the tag within a layout. This layout uses a photo that I love. It captures one of those little secret moments children share. An everyday bonding moment, one of the many connections that result in a lifelong friendship. The tag is detailed and embellished, so I gave it ‘room to breathe’ by leaving white space around it. The title was fun to create. I used puffy paint (the kind in the art store kid’s section) and a transparency. After writing on the transparency with a Sharpie pen, I used puffy paint over the word and left it to dry completely. The paint peeled off easily, and I used a glue runner to stick it onto the page. The banners were cut from a 6x6 paper pad. This is a fabulous way to use those spare pads, and this is the kind of sketch where it’s fun to have a lot of patterns at your fingertips! Overall, this sketch was a terrific one for using my stash, with lots of little elements and details.”


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“I used the idea of the card sketch at the top and bottom of the page. This left room for my photo, title and some fun embellishing!�

Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; ephemera: Pink Paislee; wood heart: Gossamer Blue; flair: Paper Bakery; sequins: Teresa Collins Designs; doily: Wilton; mist: Heidi Swapp; ink: Prima; adhesive: ThermOWeb; other: ribbon, resin flower.

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tissue box cover

julie mowen

“While adding to my ever growing donate pile, I discovered this very old, tissue box cover. So, I decided to give it a try with this month’s card sketch. I stuck pretty closely to the sketch, just added the wording above the flowers and a scalloped border to the top. It does frighten me just a bit though, that I am now taking things OUT of the donate pile!” Patterned paper: American Crafts; letter stickers: Simple Stories; distress ink: Ranger; paint: Plaid; other: tissue box cover, cardstock, flowers, pearls.

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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 April issue of CREATE. We’re happy to share what scrapbookers around the globe are doing with SG sketches!

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UP FOR THE CHALLENGE... In April, the Echo Park Paper design team created beautiful projects with the four sketches below by SG sketch designers Allison Davis and Debbie Sanders. Then, it was your turn! Check out the following pages to see how CREATE readers interpreted the layout, card, and tag sketches from our April issue.

free download sketches for April title here

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4x6

3x4

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PHOTO

2x2

3.5 x 3.5

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4x3 PHOTO

2x2 PHOTO

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generation Your local scrapbook store. Virtually.

...SG sketch fans from around the globe! If you missed these free sketch downloads from April, 2014, you can still access them. They are available at www.scrapbookgeneration.com

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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water waves BY SUZANNA LEE (GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA) Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; die-cuts, chipboard, flag, stickers: Bella Blvd; washi: Love My Tapes; other: vellum.

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Want to emphasize a theme? Add vellum waves to the top of the photo mat...instant splashy fun!

Suzanna’s use of bold patterned paper for the background adds to the bubbly, watery theme.

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in the beginning

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by jennifer piotrofski (canada)

patterned paper: My Mind’s eye; label stickers: My Mind’s eye; chipboard: Maya road; letter stickers: Glitz; markers: copic: ink: Versacolor; punch: creative Memories.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Don’t have time to hand stitch? Use a pen and add some dashed lines...instant faux stitching! Jennifer’s use of a kraft background lets the bright colors of the patterned paper take center stage.

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magical

by Michelle najour (Mountain house, california)

patterned paper: simple stories, close to My heart; stickers: Making Memories; gems: Queen & co, recollections; die-cuts: sizzix; punch: ek success.

class of 2013

by lisa dones (hayward, california)

patterned paper: die cuts with a View; bling: Queen & co; other: ribbon.

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the great outdoors

by amy roller (sparta, missouri)

patterned paper: imaginisce, Die Cuts with a View; stickers: imaginisce; wood stickers: 7Gypsies, 3 bugs in a rug; wood frames: maya road; animals; recollections; ink: stampin’ up.

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Want to add more embellishments? Create a vignette in one or more of the top banner areas!

Amy’s use of word stickers adds brightness to neutral-colored photos, and leads the eye across the page.

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a bucket full of memories

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by corrina colquhoun (canada)

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: bazzill; die-cuts: Simple Stories; title: Miss Kate’s cuttables; embroidery floss: We r Memory Keepers.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Don’t like 2x2 photos? Use those spots for embellishments instead, like the stitched squares above. Corrina keeps the emphasis on photos with a few well-chosen beach-themed embellishments.

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three months

by judi raKeS (WeStMinSter, colorado)

Patterned paper: doodlebug; cardstock: bazzill; letter stickers: Fancy Pants designs; cardstock stickers, die-cuts: doodlebug.

deer camp

by aMy roller (SParta, MiSSouri)

Patterned paper: creative imaginations, 3 bugs in a rug, bobunny; leaves: october afternoon; stickers: 3 bugs in a rug, Simple Stories; trees: hobby lobby; wood pattern: Provo craft.

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we begin & end with family BY LESLIE PRINKKI (ERIE, COLORADO) Patterned paper: American Crafts, Colorbok; cardstock: Colorbok, Recollections; embellishments: Pebbles, K & Company; flowers: American Crafts, Recollections; ink: Hero Arts; die: Sizzix; other: beads.

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Want to emphasize special photos? Add ornate die-cut frames to help them stand out and pop!

Leslie’s use of flowers shows they don’t have to be reserved strictly for layouts featuring gals only.

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together BY JULIANA MICHAELS (AVON LAKE, OHIO) Patterned paper: 3 Birds Designs; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: 3 Birds Designs; enamel dots: Doodlebug; spray ink: Dylusions by Ranger.

silly with sissy BY PATTY FLOCHERT (MARYSVILLE, OHIO) Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers, flashcards, stickers, soup labels, die-cuts: Jillibean Soup; ink: Colorbox; stamps: Unity.

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Bev gave a sense of movement to her butterflies by adding twine swirls.

adventure is worthwhile BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Heidi Grace; sticker: Paper House; canvas accents, stencils: Linnie Bloom; mask: Prima; ink: Ranger; punch: Martha Stewart; embossing folder: Cuttlebug; other: vellum, twine, brads, punchinella.

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florida sunset BY RENEE WHITE (PINE BLUFF, ARKANSAS) Patterned paper: Crate Paper, October Afternoon, We R Memory Keepers; letter stickers: American Crafts; wood veneers: Studio Calico; paper clip: Freckled Fawn; brads: My Mind’s Eye, Prima; wooden button: Creatology; ink: Hero Arts; stamp: Studio Calico.

the beach bandon BY STEPHANIE FELTUS (ARLINGTON, TEXAS) Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; washi tape: Bella Blvd; flair, stickers: Simple Stories; brads: BoBunny; wood veneers: Studio Calico; border punch: Martha Stewart.

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Christine’s use of just a few mist splatters accents the three photos without distracting.

baby boaz BY CHRISTINE MEYER (MILFORD, ILLINOIS) Patterned paper: Pebbles; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers, die-cuts: Pebbles; mist: Studio Calico.

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today i am loving life BY LEE-ANNE THORNTON (CANADA) Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; cardstock: American Crafts; corrugated paper, gold foil paper: Fancy Pants Designs; cardstock stickers, chipboard stickers, buttons: Fancy Pants Designs; twine: The Twinery.

our story BY JANE CLAAS (MT. VERNON, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Little Yellow Bicycle, My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Stampin’ Up; chipboard: My Mind’s Eye; bakers twine: Studio G; ink: Prima.

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Tammi tucked an easy-to-pull-out journaling tag behind her photos.

lucky for friends like these BY TAMMI BENNETT (LOCUST GROVE, VIRGINIA) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; letter stickers: October Afternoon; brads, chipboard: Simple Stories; washi tape: My Mind’s Eye; other: twine, thread.

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shining stars BY ELIZABETH REMPEL (CANADA) Patterned paper: BoBunny, BasicGrey; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; chipboard stars: Close to My Heart; glitter glue: Studio G; crystal effects: Stampin’ Up; droplets: KaiserCraft; ink: Colorbox.

hoop it up BY LISA DONES (HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; dotted paper: Stamping Station; die-cut title; Want2Scrap; washi tape: Queen & Co.

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Stacia adds interest to her banners by outlining them with white and black pens.

eeeng! BY STACIA BRANDT (MANHEIM, PENNSYLVANIA) Patterned paper: Elle’s Studio; cardstock: Bazzill; tags: Elle’s Studio; stickers: October Afternoon, Heidi Swapp; flair: American Crafts; brads: Echo Park Paper; chipboard: Studio Calico; bling: Queen & Co; twine: Doodlebug; ink: Colorbox; pen: Sakura.

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love your selfie GALLERY

BY LESLIE PRINKKI (ERIE, COLORADO)

Patterned paper: Die Cuts with a View, Crate Paper; cardstock: Colorbok; stickers: Heidi Swapp; brads: American Crafts; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; pinwheel: Crate Paper; mist: Heidi Swapp; punches: EK Success, Martha Stewart.

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Leslie uses an intricate butterfly border to make a bold statement.


Denise rotates the sketch on its side so that the orientation better fits her photos.

heidelberg BY DENISE STORCK (ARLINGTON, PENNSYLVANIA) Digital layout...papers and elements: Carina Gardener; banner: BasicGrey; labels: Lori Whitlock; heart punch: Stampin’ Up; journaling strips: Denise Storck.

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hip hip hooray BY SUZANNA LEE (GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA) Patterned paper: Pebbles; letter stickers: Studio Calico; stickers, die-cuts, buttons, rosette, washi tape, letter stickers: Pebbles; twine: The Twinery.

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Want to go big? Expand the design onto a second page with plenty of room for extra photos!

Suzanna makes a balloon cluster look more realistic by adding strings of bakers twine.

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flowers for me? BY WENDY TIPTON (REPUBLIC, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers, Prima, Lily Bee Design, BasicGrey, BoBunny; cardstock: Bazzill; die-cuts, journaling cards: We R Memory Keepers; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Authentique; brads: Prima; ink: Colorbox; embroidery floss: DMC; other: buttons.

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Want to use more and larger photos? Enlarge the photo mat and extend it onto a second page.

Wendy combined patterned papers from five different companies to get the look she wanted.

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opening bands BY JENNIFER PIOTROFSKI (CANADA) Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup, BasicGrey, Fancy Pants Designs; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Glitz; chipboard: Pink Paislee, Making Memories; pen: Signo; other: brads.

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THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Need two pages to tell the story? Make a longer row of banners to form a striking background.

Jennifer use of bright background colors provides contrast to the darker colors of her photos.

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forever BY CHRISTINE MEYER (MILFORD, ILLINOIS) Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Simple Stories; wood: Studio Calico; mist: Studio Calico.

happy birthday BY JENNIFER PIOTROFSKI (CANADA) Patterned paper: BasicGrey; cardstock: Core’dinations; stamp: Tin Box Creation; ink: VersaColor; marker: Copic; other: brad, bling.

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Irit used foam adhesive to highlight the matching circles layered over strips.

dream big BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL) Cardstock: American Crafts; pearls: Flourish with a Bling; Prima; dies: Cherry Lynn Designs; embossing folder: Sizzix; punch: McGill; stamps: Inspired by Stamping; ink: Clearsnap: other: washi tape.

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happy holidays BY WENDY TIPTON (REPUBLIC, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: BoBunny, My Mind’s Eye; stickers: Simple Stories; buttons: Fancy Pants Designs; bakers twine: Martha Stewart; ink: Colorbox; embroidery floss: DMC.

best wishes BY CHRISTINE RANTZ (SPARTA, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Paper Studio; dies: Spellbinder; other: cardstock.

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happy birthday BY CHRISTINE RANTZ (SPARTA, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: KI Memories; pearl: Recollections; stamp: Stampin’ Up; other: cardstock, ink.

Christine punched accent holes, following the borders of strips and shapes.

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Instead of paper, Elizabeth cleverly used ribbon for the card’s accent strips.

dream create BY ELIZABETH REMPEL (CANADA) Cardstock: American Crafts, Stampin’ Up; chipboard stars: Close to My Heart; other: ribbon.

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happy mothers day BY MARY BEZDICEK (JACKSON, MINNESOTA) Patterned paper: BasicGrey; cardstock: Bazzill; flowers: Prima; pearls: Martha Stewart; ribbon: Hug Snug; mist: Tattered Angels; embossing folder: Cuttlebug; glaze: Aileen’s; ink: Memento: stamps: Studio G.

Mary carried out the color scheme by clustering small flowers and pearls of the same shades.

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happy birthday BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House; sentiment tags: Ptouch; pen: Staedtler; punch: Martha Stewart; other: cardstock, washi tape.

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we’re looking for

READERS GALLERY SUBMISSIONS

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FOR THE AUGUST 2014 ISSUE OF CREATE

Submissions should be sent to submissions@scrapbookgeneration.com. Be sure to have AUGUST 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.

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All files sent should be under 1MB. Include your name and address.

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

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The call for the August 2014 issue ends on July 11, 2014.

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

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hello you

high five

BY CHRISTINE RANTZ (SPARTA, MISSOURI)

BY JENNIFER PIOTROFSKI (CANADA)

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; stamp: Stampin’ Up; other: cardstock, ink, bakers twine, craft sticks, paint.

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Patterned paper: BasicGrey; brads, flag: BasicGrey; ink: VersaColor; punches: We R Memory Keepers, Marvy, EK Success.


Bev matted her tag with contrasting colors, adding faux stitching for definition.

wildlife BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House; sticker: Paper House; star: Little Yellow Bicycle; pen: Staedtler; other: cardstock, twine, brad.

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create inspire

i love mexico

BY BEV CODE (CANADA)

BY LISA DONES (HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA)

Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; burlap shapes, stick pin: Little Yellow Bicycle; burlap: Paper Studio; punch: Martha Stewart; pen: Staedtler; other: twine, cork.

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Cardstock: Bazzill; title sticker, ribbon: Stampin’ Station; embellishments: Jolee’s; bling: Want2Scrap; washi tape: Queen & Co.


Irit’s use of a variety of textures adds interest to her bright and bold tag.

love you BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL) Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; chipboard: Tando Creative; fabric tape: Tim Holtz; bling: Molossi; ink: Prima; glaze: Ranger; dies: Die-Versions; other: twine, lace.

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fun with

nsd&sg Scrapbook Generation’s 2014 celebration of National Scrapbooking Day was a jam-packed weekend of cropping, shopping, prizes, and chocolate! Enjoy a look back at our NSD activities, and some favorite projects from the five online challenges we offered.

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2014 at scrapbook generation

the day started before 8 am, with shoppers ready to make sure they we 238 CREATE


ere one of the 200 who would get $20 goodie bags...ready, set, shop! CREATE 239


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before long, the first golden ticket was found, and a lucky shopper g 240 CREATE


got her pick of five $100 gift baskets...and we had lots of chocolate ! CREATE 241


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in all, five people won $100 gift baskets, and 10 others won SG gift car 242 CREATE


rds...and dozens of people joined lindsey amschler to make a free card! CREATE 243


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message board friends from eight states, most meeting in person for the fi 244 CREATE


first time, were joined via skype by an australian who wanted to crop, too! CREATE 245


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color challenge star Rachel Ninen, Las Vegas, Nevada

nsd layout color challenge: choose one color and use different shades 246 CREATE


color challenge star Leslie Prinkki • Erie, Colorado

for a monochromatic look through paper, embellishments, or both... CREATE 247


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color challenge star Christa Stokes, Kansas City, Missouri

nsd layout color challenge: choose one color and use different shades 248 CREATE


color challenge star Jemma Sharrock • United Kingdom

for a monochromatic look through paper, embellishments, or both... CREATE 249


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heart challenge star Dolly Marshall, Canada

nsd layout heart challenge: use your creative talents to make one or mor 250 CREATE


heart challenge star Heaney Hong • Malaysia

re special heart embellishments for either a one- or two-page layout... CREATE 251


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nsd layout heart challenge: use your creative talents to make one or mo 252 CREATE


heart challenge star Stacey Graglia • Canada

ore special heart embellishments for either a one- or two-page layout... CREATE 253


NATIONAL SCRAPOOKING DAY product & tool challenge star Tina Gale Husong • Pryor, Oklahoma

nsd layout product and tool challenge: create a one- or two-page layo 254 CREATE


out using at least five products and two tools from the list provided... CREATE 255


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manufacturer challenge star Christa Stokes, Kansas City, Missouri

nsd layout manufacturer challenge: use primarily products by popu 257 CREATE


manufacturer challenge star Elizabeth Rempel • Canada

ular company simple stories to create a one- or two-page layout... CREATE 257


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nsd layout manufacturer challenge: use primarily products by popu 258 CREATE


manufacturer challenge star Milena Egan • McKinney, Texas

manufacturer challenge star Anna Meade • Louisville, Kentucky

ular company simple stories to create a one- or two-page layout... CREATE 259


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nsd layout sketch challenge: make a two-page layout using the scr 260 CREATE


sketch challenge star Corrina Colquhoun • Canada

sketch challenge star Kim Burnette • Springfield, Missouri

rapbook generation sketch created for nsd 2014 by allison davis... CREATE 261


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nsd layout sketch challenge: make a two-page layout using the scr 262 CREATE


sketch challenge star Tracey Gillette • Pleasanton, California

sketch challenge star Nikki Johnson • Greenbay, Wisconson

rapbook generation sketch created for nsd 2014 by allison davis... CREATE 263


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nsd layout sketch challenge: make a two-page layout using the scr 264 CREATE


sketch challenge star Robin Jones • Springfield, Missouri

rapbook generation sketch created for nsd 2014 by allison davis... CREATE 265


hello by Lindsey Amschler

• Card: “The tag sketch in this issue was perfect for creating a quick card. I loved all the layering in this sketch, which helped it come together easily.” • Patterned paper, stickers, die-cuts: Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts; ink: Prima, Ranger; pen: Uniball; ribbon: Hug Snug.


“A simple hello could lead to a million things.�


CREATE: Issue 6, June 2014