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ISSUE 11 - NOVEMBER 2014

inspiration: BoBunny four fun & free sketches 155 festive design ideas


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time to

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a letter from the editor

This time last year, CREATE magazine was just one of my never-ending crazy ideas on how to better market our family business, Scrapbook Generation, and its expansion into the land of online stores with scrapbookgeneration.com. Now, after 11 issues, it’s something totally different. CREATE has reached a larger audience than I ever dreamed it would, read literally worldwide...with the exception of Greenland, Nicaragua, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Madagascar, and 17 countries in central Africa. Out of 196 countries, that’s not too shabby! Readership is fantastic, too, with as many as 259,000 people reading and downloading each issue. I know that people miss their print scrapbooking magazines. I do, too. But in this time of technology transition for so many familiar things in our lives, I hope that -- for some of you at least -- we do a decent job of filling the vacuum created by the loss of those beloved print magazines. As 2014 progressed, it only took me a couple of issues to realize that time was not going to be my friend. In addition to this magazine, I’m the buyer for both our stores, I design kit clubs, and take care of our social media, for starters. So with all the things I was already responsible for, I COULD keep up with the assignments and page design and all the other things that go into editing a digital publication, but just barely. Something had to give. So, CREATE will skip the month of December, and then in 2015, start on an every-other month schedule. To mesh with this change, a few months ago we put out a call for a new design team, and we selected 36 scrapbookers, including 10 internationals. In 2015, this team will play an expanded role in CREATE. You’ll soon see how they

skillfully approach eight challenges each issue, including color, product, theme, journaling, and layout and card and tag sketches. For now, we asked each of the new team members to send a layout that best represents her style. You’ll find that the entire spectrum is well-represented! Enjoy samples of their work as we introduce the new team. Savor the holiday season, then check back in January. We’ll be ready with nearly 300 pages of papercrafting inspiration!

Debbie Sanders

THE 2015 CREATE TEAM.


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contents NOVEMBER 2014

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Sketch Support

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It’s About Time

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

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

Mighty Mini

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

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BoBunny

Design team members of this popular brand share their talent, using four free SG sketches to make 18 gorgeous projects.

8 party time with lindsey •

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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.

11 memory thread nine ways •


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Create Team 2015

Readers Gallery

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

It’s time to announce the talented CREATE team, and share samples of their scrapbooking styles.

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Christmas Gallery

The time is near, and CREATE readers show their skill at capturing the colors and feel and fun of this special season.

18 sketch anatomy •

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Jolly Holiday

Lindsey Amschler uses the November tag sketch to create a seasonal home decor item with Christmas cheer.

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF debbie sanders SKETCH ARTISTS

allison davis & debbie sanders CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

ON THE COVER SANTA

by Allison Davis

Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: BoBunny; word stickers: BoBunny; chipboard: BoBunny; die-cuts: BoBunny; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC.

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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

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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artytime by Lindsey Amschler

• Gift bag: Cut patterned paper to cover front of bag. Decorate and layer paper with embellishments such as tags, die-cut frames, stickers and flowers. Adhere to front of bag. Adhere a strip of doublesided tape to the top of bag and sprinkle with glitter. • Card: Adhere patterned paper and die-cut lace strip to card. Use a white gel pen to add faux stitch lines around edge of card. Cut vintage-style image from patterned paper and add strips of washi tape to top and bottom and adhere to card. Adhere holly sticker and sentiment to card with a brad. • K-Cup holder: Cut K-cup holder from die-cutting machine or template with cardstock. Cover with patterned papers and ink. Decorate with washi tape, stickers and die-cut paper flower. Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye, Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: My Mind's Eye, Carta Bella, Simple Stories; brad: My Mind's Eye; washi tape: My Mind's Eye; die-cut frame: Heidi Swapp; song sheet die-cut, glitter: Tim Holtz; tag: Ranger; flower: Petaloo; ink: Ranger, Prima; spray ink: Heidi Swapp, Lindy's Stamp Gang; stamp: Tim Holtz; ribbon: Hug Snug; pen: Uniball, dies: Hot Off The Press, Tim Holtz; LeCreaDesign; other: gift bag.

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available in both hardcopy and ebook formats


get in

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with lindsey amschler, katrina hunt, and allison davis

Thread is thread. Unless it’s Memory Thread. This twisty, twirly product is reminiscent of The American Breed lyrics “bend me, shape me, anyway you want me.” On the outside, it looks like thread...on the inside, wire that holds its shape for all kinds of crafting projects.

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memory thread

Create a quick and easy banner by tying a bow at one end, then thread through or adhere banner shapes. Tie the other end and adhere to paper. Finish by adding some extra embellishments, like buttons.

Project 1 - patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers, buttons: BoBunny; Memory Thread: DMC; rubon: Tim Holtz; ink: Ranger, Prima; embossing folder: Tim Holtz; die: Echo Park Paper. Project 2 - patterned paper: October Afternoon; cardstock: Bazzill; Memory Thread: DMC; stamp: October Afternoon; ink: Prima. Project 3 patterned paper; BoBunny; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; Memory Thread: DMC; spray ink: Heidi Swapp, Lindy’s Stamp Gang; ink: Ranger; pen: Uniball, Tim Holtz; dies: Tim Holtz, LeCreaDesign.


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Make a wreath by wrapping Memory Thread into small tight circles and adhering them to paper. Add a small bow to finish the look.

Add more flair and fun to paper flowers by coiling small pieces of Memory Thread and adhering to the flower.

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memory thread

Use Memory Thread -a product that holds a shape - to make words. Use small glue spots to hold the letters in place.

Project 4 - patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; tag: My Mind’s Eye; Memory Thread: DMC; adhesive: ThermOWeb. Project 5 - patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; enamel dots: Simple Stories, Doodlebug; Tiny Attacher: Tim Holtz; adhesive: ThermOWeb. Project 6 - patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; die-cuts: My Mind’s Eye; Memory Thread: DMC; adhesive: ThermOWeb.


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Use Memory Thread to create a background grid on a card or scrapbook page.

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Memory Thread is great for the small details on homemade embellishments. I used two pieces of black Memory Thread twisted together for the handle of my homemade umbrella embellishment.

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Project 7 - patterned paper: BasicGrey; embroidery floss: DMC; Memory Thread: DMC; brad: Doodlebug. Project 8 - cardstock: Bazzill; snowflake sequins: Doodlebug; brads: Bazzill; Memory Thread: DMC; twine: My Mind’s Eye; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger. Project 9 - patterned paper: Nikki Sivils; chipboard music note: Bazzill; star punch: Fiskars; Memory Thread: DMC; jewels: KaiserCraft.


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Brown Memory Thread is perfect for creating the “stick� arms on a snowman. I used one longer piece for the main arm and then wrapped a smaller piece around the top to complete it.

Use swirled Memory Thread to create fun accents on simple embellishments. I used two with curls and swirls on the ends to accent a simple punched star shape.

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Allison Davis

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

™ A sampling of items in the Allison Davis Christmas bundle

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

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sketch

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

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SKETCH VARIATION #1

SANTA BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: BoBunny; word stickers: BoBunny; chipboard: BoBunny; die-cuts: BoBunny; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC.

The vintage feel of the BoBunny ‘Candy Lane’ collection was perfect for photos of my mom during her annual visits to see Santa Claus in the Fifties.”

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SKETCH VARIATION #1

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I used the right side of the two-page sketch for a one-page layout. I love doing this with two-page sketches. Most of the time you can use either side, so a two-page sketch is really like having three sketches in one! I added a large background. Since most of the patterned paper is used on the left page, I wanted to add a little to the right page. Adding a simple background can liven up a page.

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I used large Christmas trees instead of large flourishes. Even though they aren't the same shape as the flourishes or even in the same placement as on the sketch, they are in the same general area. Whenever I alter a sketch I try not to worry too much about elements being perfectly matched to the sketch. Usually as long as they are in the general area, the design will work well.


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ROAD TRIP BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Bo Bunny; cardstock: Bazzill; foam letter stickers: American Crafts; chipboard embellishments: BoBunny; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: Century Gothic.

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I had a ton of photos I wanted to include on this layout so I stretched the photo block all the way to the top and bottom of the layout. This is always an easy adjustment to make to a photo block to increase the amount of photos, usually without the need to alter too much of the design.


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Since I stretched the photos to the top and bottom of the layout, I eliminated the horizontal strips on the layout. To make up for this I added a striped strip to both sides of the photo block and a chipboard city scape to the left edge.

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In place of the flourishes, I decided to play around with the theme of my layout and include a bunch of arrows instead. This was a great way for me to include more patterned paper since I eliminated a lot of it by stretching the photo block. The arrows still fit in the same general area as the flourishes did.

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SPLASHING AT STACEY’S BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Bo Bunny; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; stickers: Bo Bunny; chipboard flourishes: Fancy Pants Designs; chipboard letter stickers: American Crafts; letter stickers: Bo Bunny; jewels: KaiserCraft; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: Century Gothic.

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I flipped the flourishes and instead used them towards the bottom of the page to create a big splash. I love finding ways to make the design on the page fit the theme. In this case I grouped together several large chipboard flourishes to create one big splash.


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I used less photos on the right page. I loved the splash design and didn't want to cover too much of it. Since I had a larger title, I went with less photos so more of the splash design would show through.

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Since I used less photos on the right page, I added more on the left so I could include all the photos I wanted to use. There are always ways to tweak a sketch to make it fit what you want to do! I simply used two 3 x 2-1/2 photos in place of the 3 x 5 photos. Splitting a single photo into two smaller photos is always an easy solution to add more photos to a sketch.

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SKETCHES FOR CHRISTMAS

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

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

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 17 at scrapbookgeneration.com


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time

it’s about

by debbie sanders

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

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THE 30-MINUTE LAYOUT For me, one of the easiest ways to save valuable time scrapbooking is to narrow down decisions about supplies. First, use a sketch with measurements. I used the one-page sketch I designed for this issue. Second, use papers and embellishments primarily from one collection (like Modern Miss by BoBunny, above).

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


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THE 3-HOUR LAYOUT Identical papers, identical photos, but a huge difference in time management! I personalized this layout by hand-stitching. I die-cut a journaling tag and banners and heart, and spent time selecting coordinating embellishments and letter styles and colors for the title. I also added a bit a sparkle to chipboard buttons from the BoBunny group by adding Diamond Glaze and a sprinkling of chunky glitter. If you have the time, it’s so much fun to “do it yourself.”

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QUICK: Embellish with stickers and die-cuts, top.

QUICK: Use pre-made layered chipboard, top.

QUICK: Use pre-m chipboard, top.

CUSTOM: Cover chipboard button with a clear glaze, then sprinkle with clear glitter; bottom.

CUSTOM: Choose chipboard letter stickers and a coordinating word strip for a title, bottom.

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CUSTOM: Embellishments have been selected or created or diecut, and hand stitching has been added, bottom.

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DEBBIE’S TIP #1 Three main colors (red, blue and yellow) stood out to me in the BoBunny papers, so I wanted to include all three of those colors in the title. I’m loving the tiny word strip stickers right now not just for what they say, but for the ability they give me to easily (and economically) add a touch of an accent color to a collage title.

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DEBBIE’S TIP #2 It’s such a small thing -- a tiny diecut heart -- but I thought it added just the right touch to my title. There are many times that simple shapes (hearts, stars, flowers, etc.) can be added to a title collage to emphasize the theme of the layout, and add a touch of cuteness. Basic dies in those shapes get lots of use when I create pages!

DEBBIE’S TIP #3 As always, I really think about the best use of patterned papers. The viewfinder paper is adorable and I definitely wanted to use it. I ruled out four of the 3x4 spots because they would have other elements like embellishments or letters or banners layered on them. I didn’t want to lose the effect of the paper OR the embellishments, so I made sure to use them in spots where they each could stand out.

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30-minute layout: Patterned paper: BoBunny; stickers, chipboard, die-cuts: BoBunny. 3-hour layout: Patterned paper: BoBunny; letter stickers: American Crafts, My Mind’s Eye; chipboard buttons: BoBunny; chipboard cameras: Studio Calico; enamel dots: BasicGrey, My Mind’s Eye; jewels: Queen & Co; button: BoBunny; twine: The Twinery; glaze: Diamond Glaze; distress glitter: Ranger; embroidery floss: DMC; stitching template: Bazzill; dies: Echo Park Paper, My Favorite Things.


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


did you know? Created by Jan Lanoy, BoBunny Press is celebrating 16 years as a part of the scrapbooking industry. Starting with two designs in a single store, BoBunny products can now be found in over 39 countries around the world.

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meet the team The BoBunny team. Jan Lanoy (owner, artistic director), Don Lanoy (owner, CFO), Matthew Lanoy (vice president), Vicki Bentley (office manager, sales team), Jeri Tanner (sales manager), Corey Adams (customer service, sales team), Carley Thiel (customer service, sales team), Sara Peterson (project designer), JoAnn Gentry (shipping manager), Adam Cannon (shipping), Annie Harrison (shipping), Amber Shirley (shipping), Rae Sanders (graphic designer), Shannon DeJong (graphic designer), Amy Tadeo (graphic designer), Alex Rodriguez (graphic designer), Pia Johnson, project designer.

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QA BoBunny and

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Where did the name BoBunny come from?

“When my sons were young, I wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. But our budget was so tight. To solve this I collected antique linens and lace and began making bunny dolls. I sold them to stores. I also received special orders. People would tell me about the person they were buying the bunny for. With that information I named each bunny and wrote a poem about their loved one. BoBunny became part of the poem. For instance, if the bunny was for Kristy, I would write “Kristy Bo-Bunny.” So when I began this business, and began hand-drawing papers, the name just felt right. Each paper was personal to me, just like the bunny dolls. And so we have BoBunny Press.”

Were you always into art?

“Yes. But I changed my college major from art to English because I didn’t see how I could ever make a living with art. The lesson here is stick with what you love to do.”

What is your favorite collection?

“Oh, no. In our beginning days I designed all the collections myself. I named them after my grandchildren. We had a Michael collection, Rachel collection, and an Alissa collection. I am really behind now. We have three more grandchildren and one more on the way. But favorites from the last few years? Mamarazzi 1 and 2, Enchanted Garden, Somewhere in Time, The Avenues, Madeleine, Elf Magic...I could go on and on.”


College Rivalry Day at BoBunny.

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The BoBunny booth at CHA with Don, Megan, Jeri, Jan, Vicki, JoAnn and Matthew.

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Does your family play a part in the operation of the BoBunny business? “Oh, my goodness yes! To start my company, my husband did extra work and my sister loaned me $500. The printing company required cash up front. My oldest son set up my accounting program. My second son designed papers. My youngest son set up our UPS and Visa account. He also designed our first website and was my total IT support for years. Currently my husband is my CFO and my second son, Matthew, manages much of the company. He works with sales, marketing and new product development.”

Who are the kay players in the BoBunny Press company, and what roles do they play with the organization? “Key players? Vicki has been with me 16 years. She is our office manager. Corey has been with me for 16 years as well in accounts receivable, sales and customer service. These two ladies have been there with me from the very start. As to key players, I consider everyone at BoBunny a key player. We all work as a team and get our jobs done.”

Where are the BoBunny business facilities located? “We are located in Layton, Utah.”

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How did BoBunny start?

“It was my sister’s idea. A friend told her that there were scrapbook papers she couldn’t find. My sister decided I could do them. So my dusty paint box came off the shelf and I began hand-painting papers. That was 17 years ago. Just as Creating Keepsakes published its first edition, we printed our first two papers. Two papers became four. Four papers became 16 and so it continued to grow.”

How does the design process work?

“We have four full-time graphic designers. As a group, we take a few days to brainstorm, search for trends, and then pull together design concepts. Each designer prints an inspiration page for new collections. This has their color palette, icons or images they love and two-four paper designs. It is a fun way to look at new collections and the team work is wonderful.”

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In honor of the Souvenir line, the BoBunny team dressed up like tourists for a photo shoot.

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What inspired you to take BoBunny into other crafts realms, such as mixed media?

“Mixed media is just another way to make things more beautiful. Glitter pastes, sprays, stencils just make more Bo-Bunny yumminess.”

What is your favorite thing about your job?

“Creativity. I was not blessed with the talent to be organized. But creativity is my passion. Everywhere I go I see opportunities to create.”

When you first started, how did you design papers? “In the beginning I hand drew each paper design.”

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What is the key element to BoBunny’s success?

“Great product and great people. I have wonderful people working at BoBunny. They are a key part of our success. The second thing that is important is we never try to look like another company. We are BoBunny. We always want to look like BoBunny. That keeps our company strong.”

Where does your inspiration come from?

“Everywhere I look I see something that is beautiful or something old that could be beautiful. Life and the world around me is my inspiration.”

Did you ever dream you would have your own business?

“Never. When I started I didn’t even know what an invoice was. But in a way it is a dream come true. I always longed to design beautiful things to share with people. I just didn’t imagine sharing with people all around the world.”

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up for the challenge... Every month, Scrapbook Generation’s CREATE magazine brings you a winning combination...four sketches and a leading manufacturer’s design team. Get inspired by the 18 gorgeous creations the BoBunny design team members have made, then download the free SG sketches and try them out yourself.

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Sometimes one photo tells the story. And when it does, it’s fun to give it the star treatment. Lots of papers. Lots of tiny touches. Lots of style.

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I like interesting sketches, and this one with a place for one photo was just perfect for me.”

AGNIESZKA BELLAIDEA “I had a chance to use new stencils while creating this page. I also was busy with fussy cutting from Madeleine papers.” AGNIESZKA’S BLOG

this makes me happy BY AGNIESZKA BELLAIDEA {for BoBunny} Patterned papers: BoBunny; chipboard: BoBunny; flowers: BoBunny; film strip: BoBunny; stencils: BoBunny.

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I loved to work with this sketch. The design is interesting and balanced. I like the idea of background blocks, and I used ‘Misc Me’ journal contents to make my blocks.”

SOLANGE MARQUES “I love to blend the photo on the background, and I made it on the blocks. To this technique I used acrylic paints to prolong the photo. To get more texture on my page I applied crackle paste on the background.” SOLANGE’S BLOG

remember this BY SOLANGE MARQUES {for BoBunny} Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: BoBunny; die-cuts, buttons, brads, jewels, chipboard, flowers: BoBunny; journal cards: BoBunny; stamps, stencil: BoBunny; ink: BoBunny.

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The sketch is full of details and it has very good composition. So I did not have to think much -- my hands made this layout by themselves.”

MARIA POTAPOVICH “There are no special techniques here -- just paper arrangement, a little bit of splashes, and a little doodle.” MARIA’S BLOG

one in a million BY MARIA POTAPOVICH {for BoBunny} Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: BoBunny; mist: BoBunny.

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I loved working with the sketch -- all the detailed instructions gave me a lot to work with, and lots of ideas to bounce around and customize. It saved so much time to just be able to scrap the layout without having to figure out how to make the layout visually interesting..the sketch already made sure of that!”

ILENE TELL “I used BoBunny's new white ‘sugar’ ink pad to tone down the flowers to make them fit better with the layout colors. The white ink worked great to add a more matte, softer effect. I also used some colored pencils to add just a little bit more shadowing to the printed ‘pockets,’ to give them even more a 3D-effect.” ILENE’S BLOG

best day BY ILENE TELL {for BoBunny} Patterned paper: BoBunny; stickers: BoBunny: chipboard, brads, jewels, flowers: BoBunny; liquid dots: BoBunny; mist: BoBunny; marker: Sharpie; dies: My Favorite Things; other: colored pencils.

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I loved working with the sketch by Debbie Sanders. When I first saw it I thought it was just the perfect way to use the BoBunny Misc Me journal contents 3x4 cards. The whole layout came together quite quickly using the measurements and placement tips.”

LYNN SHOKOPLES “For the borders I chose to use washi tape, a quick and easy way to make borders, strips etc.” LYNN’S BLOG

she believed she could BY LYNN SHOKOPLES {for BoBunny} Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: BoBunny; stickers: BoBunny; chipboard, die-cuts, buttons, brads, flowers, washi tape: BoBunny; journal cards: BoBunny; ink: BoBunny; ink: BoBunny.

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ALLISON DAVIS

wo t PAGE sketch This sketch is just waiting for the light bulb to go on. Blowing leaves. Falling snowflakes. Sailing kites. Fluttering butterflies. The possibilities are endless.

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“A fun technique I used was mounting the photo onto the measured matted pieces. I did some photo trimming and then placed the picture together like a puzzle. I mounted almost every element of this layout on corrugated cardboard. This gave it lots of dimension. I curled back the outer edges of the layout and used a shimmering spray on the exposed cardboard.”

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trick or treat

by Lisa Nazario-GreGory {for bobunny}

Patterned paper: bobunny; stickers: bobunny; chipboard, layered chipboard: bobunny; mists: Lindy’s stamp Gang; dies: spellbinders, sizzix, impression obsession; other: corrugated cardboard, Mod Podge.


I enjoyed working with the sketch, with the best part being the measurements provided. This made the whole creating process so easy.”

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“I loved adding the flower clusters around the layout and I created a visual triangle by adding yellow bows to three of the clusters. This helps to guide the eye across the layout.”

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life is beautiful BY BERNII MILLER {for BoBunny} Patterned paper: BoBunny; stickers: BoBunny; chipboard: BoBunny; flowers, doily, brads, buttons: BoBunny.


I just loved using this sketch to document a visit to the gorgeous Japanese Gardens in my local town. The sketch meant that I was able to include different size photos which help in the visual interest of the layout.”

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“The large swirl designs on the sketch were a perfect fit with the jewel and sticker flourishes from BoBunny. The layered flourishes served to connect and ground my small photo clusters and long title accent piece. I moved the journaling to a photo-block space, and replaced the paper strips in the sketch with a simplified washi tape border. I added a stitched, layered washi tape border to the outside perimeter of the entire layout, to unify both pages and to enhance the simplified design style.�

beautiful place BY KERI BABBITT {for BoBunny} Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: BoBunny; stickers: BoBunny; die-cuts: BoBunny; washi tape, brads, wood veneer, jewels, chipboard: BoBunny.


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The dark border at the top and bottom of Ulrika’s page cuts down the amount of “white space” on the layout, and frames the other page elements.

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torrevieja BY ULRIKA WANDLER {for BoBunny} Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: BoBunny; flowers, chipboard, jewels: BoBunny; ink: BoBunny; stamps: BoBunny.


I loved using this sketch since it gave me an opportunity to go clean and simple. With the colors in the Souvenir collection and in my photos it worked perfectly!”

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“The gold spray ink was applied by removing the applicator from the bottle. I dipped the end into the ink and then flicked it onto the page to create the splattered look. I achieved the distressed look on the title by sanding the letter stickers with sandpaper. The letter stickers are brown and by removing some of the color it helped the title stand out more against the dark background paper.”

o’ christmas tree BY JULIANA MICHAELS {for BoBunny} Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: BoBunny; stickers; BoBunny; chipboard, die-cuts, jewels: BoBunny; mist: BoBunny.


I love how the sketch allowed me to incorporate so many of my Christmas photos into one layout. I didn't have quite as many photos as the sketch called for, so I cut some of the stickers and die-cuts into small squares to mimic the design of the sketch.”

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ALLISON DAVIS

greeting

CARD sketch Repetition is a striking design element, and this sketch doubles up with both hearts and banners. Add the right message, and you can’t miss.

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bobunny design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Romy Veul

Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: BoBunny, Bazzill; chipboard, layered chipboard, journal cards: BoBunny; stamp: BoBunny; ink: BoBunny; distress ink: Ranger.

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Denise VanDeventer

Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: BoBunny; journaling cards: BoBunny; chipboard, jewels: BoBunny; stamps: BoBunny.

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bobunny design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Amy Voorthuis

Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: BoBunny; jewels: BoBunny; pearlescents, mists: BoBunny; stamps: BoBunny; ink: BoBunny.

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Megan Gourlay

Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: BoBunny; chipboard: BoBunny; jewels: BoBunny.

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decorative

TAG sketch

DEBBIE SANDERS

A tag with a pocket is a wondrous thing. Tuck journaling or a note inside, or maybe a gift card for someone special. And there’s still room to customize the front.

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bobunny design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Irene Tan

Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: BoBunny; stickers: BoBunny; buttons, brads, flowers, lace, washi tape: BoBunny; glitter paste, pearlescent: BoBunny; stamps: BoBunny.

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Rhonda Van Ginkel

Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: BoBunny; chipboard: BoBunny; journaling cards: BoBunny; brads, jewels, flourish: BoBunny: other: cheesecloth, seam binding ribbon, twine.

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bobunny design team + scrapbook generation sketch

Evgenia Petzer

Patterned paper: BoBunny; brads, jewels: BoBunny; glitter paste: BoBunny; ink: BoBunny; stamps: BoBunny.

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Tracee Provis

Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: BoBunny; stickers: BoBunny; journaling cards: BoBunny; wood shapes: BoBunny; ink: BoBunny.

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impact by lindsey amschler

There’s no better subject for a mini-album than a the joy of a holiday celebration. Combine Christmas with family, and you have a match made in heaven! Why not make a mini about a favorite holiday, and the family members you share it with.

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Creating a mini-album from paper bags is both easy and fun. Bags make a great starting base, allowing for lots of pockets to hold extra photos and ephemera. Create the album by stacking three paper bags together. Stitch a line up the center to create a sturdy binding. Fold the bags in half to create the album, the punch holes along the binding edge and lace up with ribbon. • Cover pages with patterned paper and photos. • Decorate with embellishments like flowers, bows, and chipboard accents. • Add journaling and small details such as jewels and glitter. • Finish the album by adding additional photos and ephemera to the pages where there is an opening in the bags, or simply adhere them closed.


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Album by Lindsey Amschler: Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: American Crafts, Core’dinations; stickers: BoBunny; die-cuts: K & Company, KaiserCraft; jewels: BoBunny; glitter swirls: Recollections; flowers: Petaloo, I Am Roses; ink: Ranger; pen: Uniball; ribbon: Hug Snug; washi tape: October Afternoon; embroidery floss: DMC; doily: Wilton; glitter: Ranger; stamp: Tim Holtz; punches: Martha Stewart; other: paper bags.


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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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“This is my favorite color challenge to date. I knew with the gold, that I wanted to play that up as much as I could. Plus, it makes the other colors pop!�

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document... by Katrina Hunt (Springfield, Missouri) www.paperscissorsandglue.blogspot.com Patterned papers: Teresa Collins Designs, Fancy Pants Designs, Pebbles, Carta Bella, Authentique; letter stickers: American Crafts, Webster’s Pages; cork hearts: American Crafts; flair: A Flair for Buttons; enamel hearts: Prima; diecuts Silhouette; adhesive: ThermOWeb.

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“I found this color challenge relatively easy to do with the products that I had on hand. I loved how the red, gold and brown tones all worked together. The colors turned out really well together and is a color combination I might not have tried otherwise.�

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smile by Christy Arthur (Battlefield, Missouri) www.thearthurz.blogspot.com Patterned paper: Crate Paper, October Afternoon; cardstock: Bazzill; other: tag.

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“I am honest if I say that this was the toughest color challenge to date. I ended up scrapping autumn photos with Christmas papers...and I love how it turned out.”

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by Lynette Jacobs (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) www.creativemoments-lynette.blogspot.com

autumn splendor

Patterned paper: BasicGrey; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; organza flowers: Lisa Gregory; flowers, leaves, bling: Prima; title die-cut: Silhouette; other: buttons.

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“I have a love/hate relationship with Christmas layouts. Because of the memories connected to the photos, I really strive for that perfect page, and usually I'm disappointed in the results. For this layout I decided to keep it super simple. I found a great Scrapbook Generation sketch that worked well with the photos, then I pulled the few ‘gold’ things that I had in my stash, and went to work. I ended up with a layout that I actually like. I think I found my new strategy for working with Christmas photos -- just keep it simple.”

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hello santa by Julie Mowen (Birmingham, Alabama) www.yesiscrapbook.blogspot.com Patterned paper: Bazzill; cardstock: American Crafts, Die Cuts With a View; vellum: Colorbok; vellum: Recollections; letter stickers: Heidi Swapp; glitter tape: American Crafts; die-cuts: Sizzix, Silhouette; punch: Fiskars; Marvy-Uchida; sketch: Scrapbook Generation; other: twine.

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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE noey hunt

“This color scheme is definitely outside my comfort range but I'm super excited with the results. What a great example of using a challenge to diversify your scrapbooking. I chose this Christmas tree garden as my subject with the red/gold color scheme because I wanted the contrasting green tones to draw attention to the photos.�

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by Noey Hunt (Woodinville, Washington) www.noeyspapers.com

nana’s garden

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper, My Mind's Eye, BasicGrey, SEI, Crate Paper, Recollections, Die Cuts With a View; letter stickers: We R Memory Keepers; embellishments: Adorn It, Making Memories, Martha Stewart, American Crafts, K & Company; Pressed Petals; die-cuts: Cricut.

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


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We gave half of the SG CREATE team members this challenge: use a Debbie Sanders sketch that features a cluster of Christmas trees. The team’s layouts show the versatility of the sketch, which can be about so much more than a holiday.


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Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Gmund; letter stickers: American Crafts; embellishments: Echo Park Paper.

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mancala BY JENNIE MCGARVEY (Newburgh, Indiana)

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“I had a lot of photos from my sister's extremely picturesque birthday party and this sketch fits lots of them. The other thing the sketch is awesome for is highlighting a theme. Although it shows Christmas trees, the large space could hold any shapes, so I replicated the square rigged sails from the ship using gold striped paper. I used a children's colouring page (found via Google) and then sketched those shapes and hand cut them. I love that they are imperfect. They create the effect of movement and set the theme of that evening. I love the sense of fun that a big embellishment can bring, and with a double-page layout you have enough room without sacrificing space for photos.�

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happy 40 BY RUTH BONSER (Sydney, Australia)

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Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, Chickaniddy, Teresa Collins Designs; letter stickers: Chickaniddy; stickers: Chickaniddy; die-cuts: Teresa Collins Designs; enamel stars: Chickaniddy; flair: My Mind’s Eye; pen: American Crafts; ink: Ranger.

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“I absolutely loved this sketch so I didn't change it up too much. I didn't have small 2x2 pictures that would work so I created some Christmas embellishments by layering texture, bling and chipboard for some depth. I also hand-stitched the journaling card, the blue banner flags, around the center picture set, and then around all the trees. I love the detail that the stitching gave this layout.�

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limo and lights BY NIKKI SIVILS (St. Louis, Missouri)

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

Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; stickers, chipboard: Bella Blvd; canvas flowers; Jillibean Soup; bling: Want2Scrap; buttons: Jenni Bowlin; embroidery floss: DMC; pen: Sharpie.

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“Love this sketch! It accommodates several photos and can easily be adapted to use more. I added an additional vertical row of photos to the left page. I knew the corn stalk embellishment wouldn't require as much space as the gathering of trees in the sketch, so it was just a matter of enlarging the background panel to fit under more photos. I decided to use the journaling space for my title. Instead of the long row of vertical banners, I cut some fall labels (for journaling) instead. Note: I had another photo I wanted to include, but I had run out of real estate and, more importantly, the colors in this photo did not fit in. Solution? Hide it. When you pull out the tab on the right page behind the photo block, you can see the additional photo. Included...but hidden!�

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fall memories BY STEFFANIE SEILER (Portland, Oregon)

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

Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; stickers: Bella Blvd; wood shapes: Studio Calico; ink: Ranger, Stampin' Up; die-cuts: Silhouette; other: cardstock.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE lindsey amschler "I love scrapping Christmas photos and this sketch made it easy and fun. I kept my layout very close to the sketch on the left side and then changed up the right side to make a bigger focal point for my journaling. I also changed out two of the small 2x2 photos for patterned paper blocks and embellishments."

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christmas cheer BY LINDSEY AMSCHLER (Springfield, Missouri)

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

Patterned paper: BoBunny, KaiserCraft, American Crafts, October Afternoon; foil paper: Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; diecuts: BoBunny, Pink Paislee, Simple Stories; dies: Tim Holtz, LeCrea Design, Paper Smooches; jewels: BoBunny; peppermint dots: American Crafts; enamel dots: Doodlebug, pen: Uniball; ink: Prima.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE karin rush

“This Christmas sketch was the perfect showcase for all of the beautiful patterned papers in this collection. The Christmas trees and banners repeated the same papers which tied the layout together. Easy and a fun way to scrapbook those Christmas memories!”

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merry christmas BY KARIN RUSH (Springfield, Missouri)

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

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Echo Park Paper; flair: Echo Park Paper; ink: Colorbox.

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Patterned paper: BoBunny; diecuts, stickers: BoBunny; foil paper: Teresa Collins Designs; enamel dots: Doodlebug; ribbon: Hug Snug; paint: Ranger; ink: Prima, Ranger; pen: American Crafts; dies: LeCrea Design, Paper Smooches; other: clipboard.


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clipboard "I first turned the card sketch sideways and used that as a starting point to easily decorate and alter a clipboard. I left off the row of banners and created the look of a pocket with small bingo cards."

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steffanie seiler

scrapbook layout

“I was really drawn to the right side of the card sketch with the long row of little banners. Brightly colored washi tape immediately came to mind. Washi is perfect for creating bookmarks -- it's lightweight, easy to work with and also lies perfectly flat, not adding any extra bulk. In my stash I stumbled upon these flat clear stickers (similar to the washi!) that were just what I needed to complete my project.”

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Washi tape: Queen & Co, Lawn Fawn, Scotch, My Mind’s Eye, K & Company; letter stickers: Boxer Scrapbook Productions; twine: We R Memory Keepers, Doodlebug; eyelets: We R Memory Keepers; punch: EK Success; other:cardstock.


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“This is my twist on the card sketch. I don’t know why I enjoy this challenge so much every month, but I do! I made a singlepage layout using the pennants and the hearts as inspiration.”

Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; cardstock: American Crafts; chipboard, bling, buttons, brads: Teresa Collins Designs; quote: KaiserCraft; title: Silhouette; other: embroidery floss.

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mini album “I knew as soon as I saw the tag sketch that I wanted to create a Christmas mini album! I love to document all the Christmas happenings, but I seem to never be able to follow through on the entire month of December. So I thought the 12 days to Christmas I could handle.�

Mini book: Basically Bare; paper, stickers, letter stickers, chipboard: Bella Blvd; rhinestones: Darice; embroidery floss: DMC; tickets, shoe price tags, craft mini pocket: Jenni Bowlin; glitter letter stickers: Making Memories, Sassafras; pen: American Crafts, Sharpie; other: bell pin, metal frame.

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nikki sivils

mini album “Right now, there are zero pictures. I plan on taking one or two pictures a day with my little mini Polaroid camera and posting them in this little album. That I believe I can handle!�

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Announcing the 36member CREATE team for 2015! Eleven returning members and 25 new ones, including 10 internationals. It's going to be a big second year for Scrapbook Generation’s digital magazine...inspiring up to 250,000 people each issue!

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These talented scrapbookers will be playing a huge role in CREATE starting in January, participating in color, theme, journaling, sketch, product, and manufacturer challenges each issue.

This group will work closely with the Scrapbook Generation family of four that publishes CREATE magazine. Together, this group of 39 will share hundreds of projects designed to provide practical and inspirational solutions to scrapbooking your memories.

On the pages that follow, you’ll see the varied styles of the team members. From minimalist to mixed media and everything in between, these scrapbookers represent a cross-section of current trends. Our goal was to bring you the sprectrum of scrapbooking...something for everyone!

And a special thanks to the 2014 team members (all of whom are returning) for their dedication to CREATE. They took on a mission in a fledgling publication, and did their best to share the best of scrapbooking with our readers. We’re so proud of their contributions!

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Karin Rush

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Debbie Sanders

Allison Davis

Stacey Atchley


Lindsey Amschler

Wendy Antenucci

Christy Arthur

Estrella Barba

Lindsay Bateman

Ruth Bonser

Stacia Brandt

Laurie Danielle

Victoria Freze

Penny Grimsley

Katrina Hunt

Noey Hunt

create team 2015 Diane Iversen

Lynette Jacobs

Mary Ann Jenkins

Rebeca Keppel

Tasha Key

Moon Lee

Suzanna Lee

Monique Liedtke

Cynthia Llorens

Jennie McGarvey

Juliana Michaels

Julie Mowen

Latrice Murphy

Jowilna Nolte

Colleen O’Keefe

Erin Reed

Heather Robertson

Steffanie Seiler

Irit Shalom

Nikki Sivils

Denise Storck

Glenda Viljoen

Missy Whidden


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lindseyamschler c r e a t e TEAM

Springfield, MiSSouri lindSey’S blog

create team 2015 patterned paper: echo park paper, KaiserCraft; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: echo park paper; project life cards: American Crafts; die-cuts: KaiserCraft; chipboard heart: october Afternoon; enamel dots: My Mind’s eye; candy dot: Queen & Co; twine: The Twinery; ink: ranger; punch: Martha Stewart.

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create team 2015 patterned paper: Crate paper, Studio Calico, Cocoa daisy, october Afternoon; letter stickers: heidi Swapp; embellishments: Crate paper; stamp: Cocoa daisy.

wendyantenucci

pAlM beACh, floridA

Wendy’S blog

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christyarthur

c r e a t e TEAM

Battlefield, Missouri Christy’s Blog

create team 2015 Patterned paper: Crate Paper, studio Calico, 7gypsies; washi tape: love My tapes; punches: Martha stewart, eK success.

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create team 2015

estrellabarba

Patterned paper: Prima; cardstock: Bazzill; brads: BoBunny; bakers twine: We r Memory Keepers; distress ink: ranger; stencils: heidi swapp, Crafter’s Workshop; stamp: stampendous; other: lace.

Ciudad real, sPain estrella’s Blog

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lindsaybateman c r e a t e TEAM

Lac LaBiche, aLBerta canada Lindsay’s BLog

create team 2015 Patterned paper: heidi swapp; stickers, glitter stickers: heidi swapp; puffy glitter shapes: heidi swapp; rubons: heidi swapp; flair: heidi swapp; acrylic hearts: heidi swapp; glitter banners: heidi swapp.

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create team 2015

ruthbonser

Patterned paper: teresa collins designs; die-cuts: teresa collins designs, chic tags; brads, enamel dots: teresa collins designs; pen: american crafts; punch: eK success.

sydney, austraLia ruth’s BLog

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staciabrandt

c r e a t e TEAM ManheiM, Pennsylvania

stacia’s blog

create team 2015 Patterned paper: carta bella; cardstock: bazzill; letter stickers: american crafts, october afternoon; chipboard: studio calico; die-cuts: scrapstuffz, silhouette; enamel shapes: Doodlebug; cork: studio calico; ink: Dylusions, colorbox; pen: sakura; other: buttons.

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create team 2015

lauriedaniel e

Patterned paper: echo Park Paper, studio calico, american crafts; cardstock: american crafts; letter stickers: october afternoon; stickers: american crafts; embellishments: studio calico, citrus twist, american crafts, Darice; tag: Paper source.

coluMbia, south carolina laurie’s blog

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victoriafreze

c r e a t e TEAM

Odessa, Ukraine VictOria’s blOg

create team 2015 Patterned paper: Fancy Pants designs; vellum: Fancy Pants designs; stickers: Fancy Pants designs; ephemera: Fancy Pants designs; bags, library cards, tape, tags, cork shapes: Fancy Pants designs; stencils: Fancy Pants designs.

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create team 2015 Patterned paper: Jillibean soup, carta bella; cardstock: bazzill; stickers: October afternoon; journaling elements: Jenni bowlin, Jillibean soup; chipboard stickers, die-cuts: October afternoon; enamel dots: October afternoon; punch: Fiskars: sketch: allison davis for scrapbook generation.

pennygrimsley

PlanO, texas

Penny’s blOg

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katrinahunt

c r e a t e TEAM Springfield, MiSSouri Katrina’S blog

create team 2015 patterned paper: fancy pants designs; stickers: fancy pants designs; chipboard, diecuts, tickets: fancy pants designs; flair: a flair for buttons; doily: Wilton; diecut file: nicole nowosad, Silhouette; punch: eK Success; adhesive: thermoWeb.

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create team 2015

noeyhunt

patterned paper: Sei; letter stickers: Making Memories, american Crafts; embellishments: K & Company; sketch: Scrapbook generation.

Woodinville, WaShington noey’S blog

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dianeiversen

c r e a t e TEAM

Mt. Vernon, Missouri Diane’s blog

create team 2015 Patterned paper: Pebbles, Carta bella, My Mind’s eye; stickers: three bugs in a rug, eK success; ribbon: Pebbles; die-cut: ellentina.

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create team 2015

lynettejacobs

Patterned paper: fancy Pants Designs; cardstock: Daler rowney; title: blue fern studio; stamp: KaiserCraft; buttons: fancy Pants Designs; other: gesso.

Port elizabeth, south afriCa

lynette’s blog

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maryannjenkins

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c r e a t e TEAM

Lakewood, CaLifornia Mary ann’s bLog

create team 2015 Patterned paper: Heidi swapp, american Crafts; cardstock: bazzill; chipboard: Heidi swapp, american Crafts; die-cut: silhouette; other: ribbon, sequins.

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create team 2015

rebeccakeppel

Patterned paper: Chickaniddy; stickers: echo Park Paper; journaling spots: elle’s studio; cork shapes: elle’s studio; epoxy stars: Chickaniddy.

giLbert, arizona rebeCCa’s bLog

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tashakey

c r e a t e TEAM Jonesboro, ArkAnsAs

TAshA’s blog

create team 2015 Patterned paper: bella blvd; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: bella blvd, American Crafts; die-cuts: october Afternoon, elle’s studio; enamel shapes: My Mind’s eye; ink: Memento; stamp: elle’s studio; stapler: Tim holtz.

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create team 2015

moonlee

Patterned paper: heidi swapp, webster’s Pages, Pink Paislee; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: webster’s Pages; stamp: heidi swapp.

kAohsiung, TAiwAn Moon’s blog

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suzannalee

c r e a t e TEAM

Glen Allen, VirGiniA SuzAnnA’S bloG

create team 2015 Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs; stickers: Teresa Collins Designs; tag, chipboard, washi tape, vellum sticker: Teresa Collins Designs; twine: The Twinery; ink: VersaFine; stamps: Teresa Collins Designs, october Afternoon.

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create team 2015 Patterned paper: heidi Swapp, Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts; ephemera: heidi Swapp, Teresa Collins; sequins: Studio Calico; butterfly paper clip, stickers, color shine mist: heidi Swapp; rub-on: American Crafts; flair, wood veneer: Kaitlin Sheaffer; stamp: Scraptastic Club, stamping ink: Memento.

moniqueliedtke

DelFT, The neTherlAnDS

Monique’S bloG

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cynthial orens

c r e a t e TEAM

Sao JoSe do Rio PReto, BRazil Cynthia’S Blog

create team 2015 Patterned paper: Prima; chipboard: Scrapfx; glimmer mist: tattered angels; ink: tattered angels; gesso: acrilico.

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create team 2015 Patterned paper: Crate Paper; letter stickers: Basicgrey; acetate letters: Crate paper; chipboard: Crate Paper; wood veneer: Crate Paper; washi tape, sequins: Studio Calico; sequins: stamps: Scraptastic.

jenniemcgarvey

newBuRgh, indiana Jennie’S Blog

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julianamichaels c r e a t e TEAM

Cleveland, OhiO Juliana’s blOg

create team 2015 Patterned paper: bobunny; cardstock: american Crafts; chipboard, layered chipboard: bobunny; brads: bobunny; ink: bobunny; glimmer spray: bobunny; other: stamps.

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create team 2015

juliemowen

Patterned paper: studio Calico; cardstock: bazzill; letter stickers: simple stories, October afternoon; die-cuts: silhouette; other: enamel dots, washi tape.

birmingham, alabama Julie’s blOg

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latricemurphy

c r e a t e TEAM AurorA, IllInoIs lAtrIce’s blog

create team 2015 Patterned paper: bella blvd; cardstock: bazzill; die-cuts: Jillibean soup, silhouette; washi tap: bella blvd; enamel dots: My Mind’s eye; wood veneer: studio calico; stapler: tim Holtz tiny Attacher; other: date stamp.

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create team 2015

jowilnanolte

Patterned paper: Docrafts; cardstock: American crafts; rub-ons: Melissa frances; flowers: Petaloo; butterfly: Prima; distress stain: ranger; ink: Versafine, tsukineko; stamps: Marion smith, stampers Anonymous; other: embroidery floss; stencil, washi tape.

HArtbeesPoort, soutH AfrIcA JowIlnA’s blog

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colleeno’keefe

c r e a t e TEAM Racine, Wisconsin colleen’s blog

Patterned paper: chickaniddy, american crafts, Teresa collins Designs; cardstock: american crafts; letter stickers: glitz, Freckled Fawn, chickaniddy, We R Memory Keepers; stickers: Fancy Pants Designs, Teresa collins Designs, simple stories, Freckled Fawn; epoxy border: american crafts; wood veneer: scraptastic.

create team 2015

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create team 2015

erinreed

Patterned paper: The Robin’s nest; cardstock: The Robin’s nest; letter stickers: The Robin’s nest; stickers: Paper House Productions; chipboard: Want2scrap; dew drops; The Robin’s nest; flowers, doily, pearl swirls: Prima; glitter: Ranger; ink, paste: Prima; paint: Plaid; punches: Marvy uchida.

PFlugeRville, Texas eRin’s blog

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heatherrobertson

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c r e a t e TEAM

AnchorAge, AlAskA

heAther’s blog

create team 2015 Patterned paper: Doodlebug; cardstock: colorbok; letter stickers: Doodlebug; numbers: American crafts; metal word: k & company; sequins, washi tape, brads, pearls, twine: Doodlebug; frame: Jillibean soup; chipboard circles: blue Fern; vellum quote: cloud 9; other: chipboard corner.

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create team 2015

karinrush

Patterned paper: My Mind’s eye, kaisercraft; stickers: My Mind’s eye; cardstock: American crafts; wood phrase: Fancy Pants Designs; ink: colorbox; sketch: scrapbook generation Allison Davis one-Page sketches vol. 2.

sPringFielD, Missouri kArin’s blog

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steffanieseiler

c r e a t e TEAM

Portland, oregon

Steffanie’S blog

create team 2015 Patterned paper: echo Park Paper; letter stickers: echo Park Paper; chipboard letters: the girls Paperie; stickers: echo Park Paper; wood veneer: Studio Calico; washi tape: We r Memory Keepers; stencil: Crafter’s Workshop; diecuts: Silhouette; pen: american Crafts; other: cardstock, brads.

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create team 2015

iritshalom

Patterned paper: KaiserCraft; stickers: KaiserCraft; chipboard: a2Z Scraplets, Creative embellishments; flowers: Prima; mask: tando Creative; stamps: inspired by Stamping; ink: ranger; mists: tattered angels; glaze: ranger: other: gesso, letters.

rehovot, iSrael irit’S blog

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nikkisivils

c r e a t e TEAM

St. LouiS, MiSSouri Nikki’S bLog

create team 2015 Patterned paper: Authentique, Crate Paper, bella blvd; stickers, buttons, embellishments: American Crafts, bella blvd, Jenni bowlin, Making Memories; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye, Prima.

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create team 2015

denisestorck

Digital elements: Angie briggs, basicgrey, Jessica Sprague, Amanda Fraijotobin.

ArLiNgtoN, VirgiNiA DENiSE’S bLog

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glendaviljoen

c r e a t e TEAM Benoni, South AfricA

GlendA’S BloG

create team 2015 Patterned paper: fancy Pants designs; stickers: fancy Pants designs; tickets, flair, tags: fancy Pants designs; silk ribbon: house of ribbon; lace: fancy Pants designs; mask: Prima; distress ink: ranger; punches: eK Success, Martha Stewart; die-cut: Silhouette; other: rhinestones.

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create team 2015

missywhidden

Patterned paper: crate Paper; vellum: crate Paper; letter stickers, word stickers: crate Paper; ephemera, frames: crate Paper; arrow clip: freckled fawn; gelatos: faber castell; pen: Sharpie; gesso: liquitex; other: watercolors, cord.

froStProof, floridA

MiSSy’S BloG

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christmas

gallery It’s the season of traditions in events, activities, songs, decorations, lights, colors, and...even shopping. To highlight the special moments of this festive time of year, we invited readers to send layouts with Christmas themes.

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CHRISTMAS GALLERY

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holly jolly christmas BY GLENDA VILJOEN (SOUTH AFRICA) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Echo Park Paper; embossing powders: Ranger; glitter: Ranger Stickles; distress paint: Ranger; punches: Martha Stewart; other: silk embroidery ribbon, seam binding ribbon, beads.

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CHRISTMAS GALLERY

oh christmas tree BY CASSIE WISCARSON (TACOMA, WASHINGTON) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Recollections; stickers: Echo Park Paper; wood veneer: Studio Calico; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

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BY KIM DALGLISH (MARLTON, NEW JERSEY)

Patterned paper: Carta Bella; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: BasicGrey, October Afternoon; doily: Doodlebug; embroidery floss: DMC; sketch: Allison Davis for Scrapbook Generation.


christmas cookies BY KATRINA HUNT (SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers, twine, flower, label: Jillibean Soup; doily: Wilton; die-cuts: Silhouette; punches: EK Success, Martha Stewart; adhesive: ThermOWeb.

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CHRISTMAS GALLERY

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it’s a wonderful life BY KIM DALGLISH (MARLTON, NEW JERSEY) Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill; brads: Eyelet Outlet; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

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CHRISTMAS GALLERY

naughty or nice BY NIKKI SIVILS (ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; letter stickers: Bella Blvd; chipboard, washi tape: Bella Blvd; chipboard word: Lil’ Davis; journaling tag: Jillibean Soup; buttons: Nikki Sivils; flower: Prima; ruler: Maya Road.

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BY CASSIE WISCARSON (TACOMA, WASHINGTON)

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill; stickers: Echo Park Paper, Me & My Big Ideas; wood veneer: Studio Calico; liquid pearls: Ranger; die-cuts: Silhouette; other: doily.


love this moment BY GLENDA VILJOEN (SOUTH AFRICA) Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; stickers: Fancy Pants Designs; peg, tickets, flair, buttons: Fancy Pants Designs; tags: Fancy Pants Designs; wooden title: Fancy Pants Designs; punch: EK Success; glitter: Ranger; other: bakers twine.

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CHRISTMAS GALLERY

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christmas morning 2013 BY JULIE MOWEN (BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA)

Patterned paper: K & Company; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts, Colorbok; label stickers: Echo Park Paper; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; flair: We R Memory Keepers; gems: Recollections: inks: Ranger; punches: EK Success, Martha Stewart, Recollections; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

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CHRISTMAS GALLERY

be merry BY STEFFANIE SEILER (PORTLAND, OREGON) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; glitter letters: American Crafts; letter stickers: October Afternoon; stickers, tag: Echo Park Paper; wood shapes: Studio Calico; twine: Doodlebug; pearl gems: Want2Scrap; stamp: Technique Tuesday; other: ink, number stickers.

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BY CORRINA COLQUHOUN (CANADA)

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Prima; die-cuts: Miss Kate’s Cuttables.


christmas traditions BY CASSIE WISCARSON (MARLTON, NEW JERSEY) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; stickers; Echo Park Paper; washi tape: My Mind's Eye; wood veneer: Studio Calico; enamel dots: Freckled Fawn; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

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CHRISTMAS GALLERY

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merry christmas BY JOWILNA NOLTE (SOUTH AFRICA) Patterned paper: Bo Bunny; cardstock: Bazzill, American Crafts; die-cuts: Cricut; other: bakers twine, diamante, embroidery floss, envelopes, buttons, star punch.

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CHRISTMAS GALLERY

santa’s elves BY KINDEL HOLLOMAN (CHESAPEAKE, VIRGINIA) Patterned paper: Carta Bella, Me & My Big Ideas, My Mind’s Eye, Simple Stories, We R Memory Keepers; letter stickers: American Crafts; embellishments: BasicGrey, My Mind’s Eye; twine: The Twinery; other: cardstock.

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BY KIM DALGLISH (MARLTON, NEW JERSEY)

Patterned paper: BasicGrey; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: BasicGrey; embellishments: BasicGrey; embroidery floss: DMC.


christmas blessings BY DENISE STORCK (ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA) Digital elements: Amanda Fraijo-Tobin, Denise Storck.

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CHRISTMAS GALLERY

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ho ho ho BY GLENDA VILJOEN (SOUTH AFRICA) Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; cardstock: American Crafts; vellum borders: Pink Paislee; brads: American Crafts; tinsel: American Crafts; ink: Ranger; embossing powders: Ranger; chipboard title: Silhouette; dictionary text stamp: own design; other: twine, seam binding ribbon, ribbon, jute, Christmas charm.

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CHRISTMAS GALLERY

baby it’s cold outside BY JESSIE FRAIL (OVIEDO, FLORIDA) Patterned paper: Crate Paper, Pebbles, Echo Park Paper, We R Memory Keepers; cardstock: Bazzill; glitter: Prima; embroidery floss: DMC.

joy 204 CREATE

BY GLENDA VILJOEN (SOUTH AFRICA)

Patterned paper: Carta Bella; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Graphic 45; stickers: Carta Bella; rhinestones: Prima; brads: Carta Bella; embossing powder: Ranger; distress glitter: Tim Holtz by Ranger; chipboard: Celebr8; other: seam binding ribbon, Christmas bell charms.


a precious gift BY AMY CUNNIFF (DUANESBURG, NEW YORK) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Simple Stories; letter stickers: American Crafts; die-cuts: Sizzix.

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CHRISTMAS GALLERY

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so merry BY PENNY GRIMSLEY (PLANO, TEXAS) Patterned paper: Authentique, BasicGrey, Echo Park Paper, October Afternoon; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Authentique, October Afternoon; chipboard banners: Maya Road; brads, enamel dots, journal card: October Afternoon; twine: Lawn Fawn; embroidery floss: DMC; border punch: Fiskars.

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CHRISTMAS GALLERY

best memories of 2013 BY NIKKI SIVILS (ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; cardstock: Jillibean Soup; stickers, button, washi tape: Bella Blvd; chipboard stickers: K & Company; flag: Jillibean Soup; bow die-cut: Silhouette.

“Every year I scrapbook our Christmas card, and we had two last year (because I ran out at the last minute)! Because the cards were totally different looking they didn’t look good side by side so I made a flap, one card on the cover and the second one inside the flap. I love how it turned out! It’s so fun to go back see how we’ve all changed throughout the years.” -- Nikki Sivils


the penny elf BY KATRINA HUNT (SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Bella Blvd; stickers, die-cuts: Bella Blvd; twine: May Arts; adhesive: ThermOWeb.

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CHRISTMAS GALLERY

santa’s list BY ESTHER OOSTHUIZEN (SOUTH AFRICA) Patterned paper: Simple Stories, Bazzill; ink: VersaMagic; other: rope, gift tag, washi tape, buttons, bakers twine, chipboard.

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BY AMY CUNNIFF (DUANESBURG, NEW YORK)

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Simple Stories; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Prima.


our tradition BY STEFFANIE SEILER (PORTLAND, OREGON) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; letter stickers: Simple Stories, Creative Memories; stickers, calendar: Simple Stories; corrugated alphabet: Jillibean Soup; mini paper sack: Celebrate It; embossing folder: Sizzix; other: twine, ribbon, eyelet, buttons, ink.

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four new collections available at scrapbookgeneration.com • Legacy • Frankie and Friends • Cozy Christmas • Sweater Weather

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readers

gallery We invited readers to send layouts and cards and tags based on the four sketches by Allison Davis and Debbie Sanders featured in the September 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 September, the Heidi Swapp 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 September issue.

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

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craft time GALLERY

BY AMY CUNNIFF (DUANESBURG, NEW YORK) Patterned paper: Doodlebug; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Doodlebug; stamps, dies: Stamps of Life; embroidery floss: DMC.

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Amy switched up the colors of her title stickers based on the colors of the patterned papers underneath.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Want to add more decorative elements? Give up some of the journaling space at the left of the sketch and include an oversized theme-based embellishment!

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READERS

you’re kind of a big deal

GALLERY

by devra hunt (redmond, washington)

Patterned paper: Fancy Pants designs; cardstock: bazzill; letter stickers: american Crafts, Fancy Pants designs; stickers: Fancy Pants designs, basicgrey, Freckled Fawn; washi tape: Freckled Fawn, my mind’s eye; cork, diecuts: Fancy Pants designs, Freckled Fawn; epoxy, resin, flair: Freckled Fawn; paper clips: Freckled Fawn, american Crafts; twine: doodlebug; ink: Colorbox; glitter glue: stickles by ranger; mists: heidi swapp, tattered angels.

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To allow for the photo arrangement on the left page, Devra relocated the banner to the far left.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Picture sizes don’t work for you? Change them! Devra used four 6x4 photos instead of six 4x4s, and she replaced two of the three on the left page with title and journaling cards.

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READERS

currents

GALLERY

by wendy tipton (republic, missouri)

patterned paper: my mind's eye, echo park paper, bo bunny; cardstock: we r memory Keepers; letter stickers: paper studio; journal cards: simple stories; flowers: prima; brads, enamel dots, wood shape: my mind’s eye; rhinestones: Queen & company; washi tape: doodlebug; ink: colorbox; embroidery floss: dmc; other: buttons.

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Wendy used each paper block as an individual area for embellishments, journaling, and subtitles.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Want to use the sketch for a “moment� instead of an event? Wendy enlarged a photo to fit a portion of the grid, and filled in the remaining area with patterned paper that matches the formation on the left page.

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READERS

warning: cute ahead

GALLERY

by amy roller (sparta, missouri)

patterned paper: my mind’s eye; title: Cosmo Cricket, little yellow bicycle; embellishments: my mind’s eye, pebbles.

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Amy divided one of the 4x4 photo spots into four 2x2 areas and was able to add three extra detail photos.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Have more to say? Use journaling cards or large quote blocks to reinforce the theme of the layout in place of patterned paper or photos.

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READERS GALLERY

look at us BY CASSIE WISCARSON (TACOMA, WASHINGTON)

Patterned paper: Crate Paper; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Echo Park Paper, Fancy Pants Designs; washi tape: Recollections, My Mind's Eye; tags: Chic Tags; sequins: Freckled Fawn, Studio Calico; wood veneer: Studio Calico.

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Cassie switched up the page design using one larger photo and adding a tag overlapping a photo area.


Irit changed the right area of the sketch, with the strand of embellishments, to add a large floral element.

beautiful BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; stickers: Paper House Productions; chipboard: A2Z Scraplets; ink, markers: Ranger; embossing powders: WOW Embossing Powders; stamps: Inspired by Stamping; trim: May Arts.

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READERS GALLERY

best place to be BY LORI BROWN (MANHATTAN, ILLINOIS) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; embellishments: Echo Park Paper; ink, washi tape: Close to My Heart.

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Lori made an easy change by reversing the sketch, switching the embellishment area to the left of the page.


Amy choose to use tone on tone papers in the journaling and title areas so these elements would stand out.

zach’s invention BY AMY CUNNIFF (DUANESBURG, NEW YORK) Patterned paper: Doodlebug; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers: Doodlebug; stickers, bling, brads: Doodlebug; ink: Prima; embroidery floss: DMC; circle dies: Sizzix.

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happy halloween BY MICHELLE PASTOOR (CANADA) Patterned paper: Doodlebug, Creative Memories; cardstock: Bazzill; letter stickers, punches: Creative Memories; enamel dots: Simple Stories; twine: The Twinery; ink: Quick Quotes.

beautiful baby girl BY LISA DONES (HAYWARD, CALIFORNIA) Patterned paper; My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Bazzill; title: Me & My Big Ideas; embellishments: Petaloo, Queen & Company.

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Esther’s pairing of black and white photos with brightly colored elements lets both compliment each other.

chatterbox BY ESTHER OOSTHUIZEN (SOUTH AFRICA) Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: Webster’s Pages; paint: Ranger; mist: Enmarc; glossy accents: Ranger; stamp: KaiserCraft; other: washi tape, bakers twine, buttons, tag, embossing powder.

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welcome to my circus BY LEE-ANNE THORNTON (CANADA)

Patterned paper, corrugated paper: Fancy Pants Designs; stickers: Fancy Pants Designs; tag: Darice; wood veneer: Studio Calico; flair: Fancy Pants Designs; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; paint: Ranger.

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LeeAnne used corrugated paper as a background, which lends texture and playfulnesss to her layout.


Denise placed a sailboat on some delicate waves, using the circle area of the sketch to convey her theme.

back in the day BY DENISE STORCK (ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA) Digital elements: Samantha Walker, Amanda Fraijo-Tobin, Jessica Sprague, Denise Storck.

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genuine boy BY AMY ROLLER (SPARTA, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye, Pebbles; title: My Mind’s Eye, Pebbles; stickers: Jolee’s; embellishments: My Mind’s Eye.

hello summer BY CHRISTINE MEYER (MILFORD, ILLINOIS) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; cardstock: Core'dinations; stickers: Paper House Productions, SRM Stickers; wood veneer: Studio Calico.

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Jennifer made a few changes in measurements and easily translated the sketch to 8-12 x 11 size.

hello summer BY JENNIFER COWAN (ROGERSVILLE. MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; stickers, twine: Pink Paislee; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye.

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so very blessed BY CORINNA COLQUHOUN (CANADA) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; wood buttons: My Mind’s Eye; doilies, flower: Recollections; embroidery floss: We R Memory Keepers.

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Corinna used flowers and a doily to suggest the circle shapes on the sketch and add variety and interest to the layout.


Wendy used the sketch more as an inspirational piece, switching up papers, photos, and placement.

smile & choose happiness BY WENDY TIPTON (REPUBLIC, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup, Glitz, My Mind's Eye, Echo Park Paper, Authentique; letter stickers: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; brads: My Mind’s Eye, Simple Stories; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox; other: buttons.

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thinking of you BY HOLLY MCLELLAN (MOBILE, ALABAMA) Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Paper Studio; stickers, twine: My Mind’s Eye; markers: Copic; stamp: Julie Nutting for Prima.

Holly turned the card sketch on its side to accommodate the large stamped image she wanted to use.

happy birthday BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; sentiment: P-Touch; pen: Signo; other: cardstock.

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happy birthday BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; sentiment: P-Touch; pen: Signo; ink: Ranger; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; punch: Kreaxions; other: cardstock.

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classy & sassy GALLERY

BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Paper House Productions; inks: Stampin' Up; stamps: Inspired by Stamping.

thank you BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: SRM; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; pen: Staedtler; ink: Ranger; other: cardstock.

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Christine changed a few measurements and made the rectangular card sketch work in a square shape.

laugh often BY CHRISTINE MEYER (MILFORD, ILLINOIS) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions, Teresa Collins Designs; stickers: Paper House Productions; wood veneer: Studio Calico.

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love today BY WENDY TIPTON (REPUBLIC, MISSOURI)

Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs; cardstock: Die Cuts With a View; stickers: Simple Stories; journal cards: Simple Stories; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; bakers twine: Doodlebug; ink: Colorbox; heart punch: EK Success.

congratulations

BY LORI BROWN (MANHATTAN, ILLINOIS)

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; flowers: Prima; cardstock, ink, stamp: Close to My Heart; other: flowers.

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Amy created a dimensional paper flower that serves as the focal point of her colorful card.

you’re bloomin’ marvelous BY AMY ROLLER (SPARTA, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; flowers: Recollections; brads, washi tape, stamps: Stampin’ Up.

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‘love ya’ wall art BY CASSIE WISCARSON (TACOMA, WASHINGTON) Patterned paper: digital by Mye De Leon ICM; burlap: Hobby Lobby; letter stickers: Pink Paislee; bling: Zva Creative; flower: Jolees.

Cassie took the card sketch a step further and created a piece of colorful burlapbased wall art.

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we’re looking for

READERS GALLERY SUBMISSIONS

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FOR THE JANUARY 2015 ISSUE OF CREATE

Submissions should be sent to submissions@scrapbookgeneration.com. Be sure to have JANUARY READERS GALLERY as the subject of the email. Submissions must be based on one of the four free sketches in this issue.

An individual may submit more than one project, but each 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 this segment of the January 2015 issue ends on December 10, 2014.

one of the four sketch choices for january

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


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thank you

true friend

BY BEV CODE (CANADA)

BY BEV CODE (CANADA)

Paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; ink: Ranger; glitter glue; Stickles by Ranger; other: cardstock, ribbon.

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Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: SRM; dew drops: Robin’s Nest; ink: Ranger; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; punches: Martha Stewart, Just Imagine Crafts/Kreaxions; other: cardstock, ribbon, rope.


Holly used a swatch of tulle to give her party girl a dress with dimension and style.

party girl BY HOLLY MCLELLAN (MOBILE, ALABAMA) Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Paper Studio; markers: Copic; stamp: Julie Nutting for Prima; other: tulle.

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so pretty BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Paper House Productions; inks: Ranger; punch: EK Success; embossing folder: Sizzix; other: trim, ribbon.

Irit gave her tag a jaunty look by tilting the paper strips that form the background.

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• Home decor: I love making my own Christmas decorations! When I saw this month’s tag sketch, I saw so many possibilities. I decided on covering this home decor piece and by using the tag sketch, it was a quick and easy project. I loved the look of the diagonal strips and changed the stars to layered doilies and embellishments.

• Patterned paper, stickers: BoBunny; foil paper: Teresa Collins Designs; flowers: Petaloo; jewels: BoBunny, enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; doily: Wilton; ribbon: Hug Snug; pen: Uniball; ink: Prima, Ranger; paint: Ranger; pen: Uniball; marker: American Crafts, Wink of Stella; dies: LeCreaDesign, Paper Smooches.


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jolly

holiday “The joy of brightening other lives, bearing each others’ burdens, easing others’ loads, and supplanting empty hearts and lives with generous gifts becomes for us the magic of the holidays.” W.C. JonES

by Lindsey Amschler


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