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create scrapbook generation’s

ISSUE 9 - SEPTEMBER 2014

four fun & free sketches inspiration: Heidi Swapp


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a letter from the editor

Life isn’t fair. Years ago, I often flung that nugget of wisdom at my high school journalism students when whining was rampant about editing changes or deadlines or the real clincher...who got to go interview the coach. It’s not that the interview was that much of a thrill. It was that going to the gym always offered the potential for “getting lost” on the way back to newspaper and yearbook class. Lost, that is, until about 10 seconds before the end-of-class bell rang. A coveted assignment, for sure. I had some measure of control over the “fairness” of my students’ lives in the classroom. That’s part of the being-a-teacher territory. If you are a good one, the fairness factor evens itself out over time, and everyone, even the kid who never met a missed deadline he didn’t like, gets to go interview the coach -and get lost on the way back -- at least once. It’s been a long time since I’ve been in the classroom. But you know what? Life still isn’t fair. The older I get, the more world news I watch, the more life experiences I collect, the more I know that to be true. For example, I want you to meet Amy Cunniff. That’s her beautiful, happy family in the photo here. Amy has been a regular in the readers gallery section of CREATE. This month, one of the layouts she submitted was of a national memorial ceremony for fallen police officers. When I emailed her and asked to use the layout for this issue, she thanked me and mentioned it was a “very special layout” to her. Curiosity led me to ask if the woman in the photos was her. It was. Her husband David, a New York State Trooper, was killed in the line of duty in December, 2013, just days before Christmas. I offered my condolences. And got this response from Amy. “Scrapbooking has been therapeutic as I continue to document all the moments of our

lives -- the good, bad and ugly,” she said. “I went through a couple of months where I couldn’t look at any pictures, but now I can’t scrapbook enough. I want to make sure my boys know the tremendous outpouring of love and support we had.” We’ve known all along that some people scrapbook for art’s sake. Others to record memories. Adding this third category -scrapbooking to heal -- elevates this craft above every other hobby I can think of. I find it comforting to know that Amy, and others like her, cope in some small way with the cruelty of life’s unfairness by arranging strips of paper and heartfelt words beside precious photos. Preserving memories of that person whose loss leaves a void that will never quite be filled. We can’t make life fair. But we can remember happier times. Scrapbooking makes that possible in ways no other activity can. I’m pretty sure it’s the Superhero of hobbies.

Debbie Sanders

DaviD anD amy Cunniff anD sons Caleb anD ZaCh. amy’s heartfelt layout about her husbanD’s memorial is on page 180.


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contents SEPTEMBER 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 five distinctive looks from her free one-page sketch for August.

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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Heidi Swapp

Design team members of this popular brand share their talent, using four free SG sketches to make 16 gorgeous projects.

8 party time with lindsey •

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Get Productive

Find out how one scrapbooker makes sure her creative process is wellorganized and ready to go at all times.

11 stencils eight ways •

18 sketch anato


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Readers Gallery

Team Challenge

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

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

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New Direction

Getting creative with sketches is what SG’s talented CREATE team does, this time taking card and tag sketches and transforming them.

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Framed Again

Lindsey Amschler uses the September card sketch to create a beautiful piece of framed art for her scrap space.

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create scrapbook generation’s

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF debbie sanders SKETCH ARTISTS

allison davis & debbie sanders CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

ON THE COVER

allison davis, janet (cherrypicker)

HELLO SISTER

PRODUCTION & TECHNOLOGY

by Allison Davis

Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill; photo frames: Heidi Swapp; hello title: Heidi Swapp; alphabet stickers: October Afternoon; glitter stickers: Heidi Swapp; circle stickers: Heidi Swapp; butterfly punch: Martha Stewart; heart punches: Recollections, Martha Stewart, EK Success; wooden hearts: Maya Road; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink.

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party time

by Lindsey

• Gift bag: Die cut a pumpkin shape from cardstock and adhere on plain gift bag. Decorate with die-cut leaves, feathers, and flowers. Add stitched details to stem and add a small twine bow. • Card: Punch or cut small branches and leaves from brown patterned paper and adhere onto card front in a circle to create a wreath. Decorate with small leaf die-cuts and a sentiment. Complete the wreath by adhering small enamel dots. • Pillow box: Make cute party favor boxes by using a die-cut machine, punch board or buying plain ones to alter. Decorate by wrapping twine around the box and adhere die-cut labels and leaves. Finish it with a small chipboard sticker.

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Patterned paper, die-cuts, enamel dots, stickers: Simple Stories; cardstock: We R Memory Keepers, Bazzill; dies: Spellbinders, Paper Smooches; punch: Martha Stewart; flower and feather die cut: Basic Grey; twine: My Mind's Eye; ink: Ranger; white pen: Uniball; stitch template: We R Memory Keepers; floss: DMC; other: bag, pillow box.


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stencils with lindsey amschler, katrina hunt, and allison davis

It’s amazing how versatile a thin piece of plastic can be! Stencils have been around forever, but they’ve gained a renewed respect in the world of papercrafting. Team them up with all kinds of fun and messy mediums for a totally personalized look.

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stencils

Liven up plain white ribbon by using a stencil to add a small pattern such as polka dots. Just lightly dab a contrasting color of stamping ink through the stencil using a foam applicator.

Project 1 - patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; cardstock: American Crafts; stencil: Heidi Swapp; ribbon: Heidi Swapp; seam binding: Hug Snug. Project 2 - patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; cardstock: American Crafts; stencil: Heidi Swapp; die: Paper Smooches; glitter: Ranger; pen: Uniball. Project 3 - cardstock: American Crafts; stencil: Tim Holtz; sticker: Me and My Big Ideas; embossing powder: American Crafts; ink: Distress Ink by Ranger; pen: Uniball.


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Add sparkle to stencil projects by filling in the stencil shape with adhesive, then sprinkling with glitter.

Create a unique background that will add dimension and bright colors by dabbing embossing ink through the stencil. Then sprinkle on the embossing powder and heat set. Next, dab and blend inks across the paper.

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stencils

Emboss with a stencil by masking areas you don’t want to emboss with paper or washi tape. Press embossing ink pad over areas to emboss. Remove stencil and heat emboss.

Use watercolors to color in the stencil areas instead of mist.

Project 4 - cardstock: American Crafts; embossing powder: Wow; embossing ink pad: Ranger; flair, die-cuts: My MInd’s Eye; adhesive: ThermOWeb. Project 5 - cardstock: American Crafts; stencil: Heici Swapp; other: watercolor paints.


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Spray mist over the top of a stencil and then add some hand stitching for a little extra dimension and detail.

Project 6 - cardstock: Bazzill; card: Heidi Swapp; glitter arrows: Heidi Swapp; hexagon stencil: Teresa Collins Designs; mist: Studio Calico; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox. Project 7 - patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; cardstock: Bazzill; acrylic word: Heidi Swapp; kraft journaling piece: Simple Stories; camera stencil: Teresa Collins Designs; stamp: My Mind’s Eye; pen: Zig; heart punch: EK Success; ink: Colorbox. Project 8 - cardstock: Bazzill; stencil: Teresa Collins Designs; glitter: Making Memories; letter stickers: October Afternoon.


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Add a unique and interesting look to a stencil shape by filling in some areas with a stamped image. I used a camera stencil and filled in the top and bottom areas with a floral stamp.

Add sparkle to a project by using glitter with a stencil. Use a paint brush with glue and brush over the stencil. Pull the stencil off; cover with glitter.

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anatom SEPTEMBER 2014 FREE SKETCH

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

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

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• Background squares: 4 x 4” • Photo mats: 2-3/4 x 3-3/4”

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Allison Davis

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

™ A sampling of items in the Allison Davis fall bundle

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

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sketch

support by allison davis

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

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sketch support from allison davis

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

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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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HELLO SISTER BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill; photo frames: Heidi Swapp; hello title: Heidi Swapp; alphabet stickers: October Afternoon; glitter stickers: Heidi Swapp; circle stickers: Heidi Swapp; butterfly punch: Martha Stewart; heart punches: Recollections, Martha Stewart, EK Success; wooden hearts: Maya Road; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic.

It’s so much fun to find a sheet of paper and instantly think of all the things you can do, all the details you can add, like with this circular design by Heidi Swapp.”

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I used the left side of the two-page sketch to create a one-page layout. Instead of using the squares for a background, I substituted a solid piece of patterned paper for that background. I thought the circles on the patterned paper had a similar feel as the squares. It may not be the exact design, but it still follows the same concept, a repeating shape for the background.

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I used only one photo in place of the three 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 photos on the sketch. I had just one photo that I wanted to use for this layout so I had to find a way to make it work. I loved the photo frame from Heidi Swapp so I decided to use both in the same general design of the sketch and use one for a photo and the other for my title.


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I moved my journaling strips above the photo frames. I liked the look - since I used less photos -- of having the photo, the title, and the journaling all clustered together. It kept all the important elements grouped together instead of stretched out across the page. I changed up the embellishments a lot. Since the circles are smaller, I thought it might be fun to add small details to them. I used a combination of butterflies, circle stickers, hearts, and stitching to add a unique detail to the background.

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HANGING WITH MOM AND DAD BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; die-cut pieces: Simple Stories; word stickers: Simple Stories; stickers: Simple Stories; kraft journaling piece: Simple Stories; alphabet stickers: Simple Stories (hanging, with, and), American Crafts (mom, dad); heart punch: Martha Stewart; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: Century Gothic.

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A super easy way to include more photos with this sketch is to simply repeat the design in another row of both pictures and background squares. I moved the current design down to the bottom, eliminating the striped strip, and then added another row of the background squares and 4x4 photos along the top for a grid that fills the entire page.


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I liked the idea of having a decorative element in the middle square of the photos on the right page. I added a square of patterned paper in place of one of the photos and then added my journaling and a few accent stickers to it.

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Since I had a much larger background on the left page, I decided to use larger photos. I used two 4x6 photos and because I no longer needed the space for my journaling, I centered the photos, title, and embellishments.

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APPLE DAY BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill; chipboard alphabets: BoBunny (apple), American Crafts (day); chipboard embellishments: BoBunny; apples: Creative Imaginations (cut from patterned paper); word stickers: BoBunny, My Mind's Eye; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: Century Gothic.

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The patterned paper that I wanted to use with my pictures had so many fun patterns and colors that I wanted to find a way to use more of them. A simple way to accomplish that was to use smaller squares (3x3) for the background which gave me the opportunity to use more squares.


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For the right page, I used 3x3 photos to match the 3x3 squares on the left page. I also added in a few squares of patterned paper both for photo mats and for a background for a few embellishments. I also included a larger 6x3 photo in place of two 3x3 photos.

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On the left page I used two different sizes of photos. I have two larger 3x4 photos and then one 2-1/2 x 3-1/2 photo. Since the 3x3 squares ended up making the background larger by one inch, I thought that would be a good chance to use a few slightly larger photos.

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LIFE IS A DARING ADVENTURE BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye; cardstock: American Crafts, Bazzill; atickers: My Mind's Eye; chipboard pieces: My Mind's Eye; die-cut pieces: My Mind's Eye; wooden hearts: Teresa Collins Designs, Studio Calico; bakers twine: The Twinery; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; embroidery floss: DMC; computer font: Century Gothic.

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I used a single piece of patterned paper for the background in place of the squares. I love the "Life is a Daring Adventure" piece of patterned paper and thought it would make the perfect background for my pictures! I kept the same 8inch height as the background on the sketch.

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I love it when I find a chance to include a really large photo. In this case I used an 8x8 photo in place of four of the 4x4 photos on the sketch. This is always a fun way to really bring attention to a favorite photo.

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I let the "Life is a Daring Adventure" act as my title. It may be in a different location than it is on the sketch but I was able to actually keep the photos in the same general area as they are on the sketch so I didn't need to make any changes to anything else.

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Because my background piece is neutral in color, I wanted to find a way to add color to the layout. I did that by adding a few strips to the bottom of the page in place of the striped strip on the sketch.


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GIVING THANKS FOR YOU BY ALLISON DAVIS Patterned paper: Carta Bella; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Carta Bella; chipboard: Carta Bella; alphabet stickers: Simple Stories; wooden hearts: Studio Calico; embroidery floss: DMC; ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk Ink; computer font: Century Gothic.

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I ended up flipping the direction of the sketch. If I had kept the sketch as it is, my son, Drew, would have been facing/looking off the page. I always like to keep the subjects in the pictures facing inwards, towards the center of the layout. It is just one of those little things that keeps a layout appealing and flowing.

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I had fewer photos that I wanted to use and the photos didn't lend themselves to being cropped down to a square size very well. I used three 4x6 photos in place of the six 4x4 photos. I also added a one-halfinch striped strip to the top of the photos.

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I wanted a background that matched height-wise to the photos and striped strip on the left. I decided to use three 4x6 strips in place of the squares. I added a one-half-inch striped strip to the bottom to match the design on the left page.

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I added a stitched line across the top, accented with wooden hearts. Because there was so much open space after cutting two inches off the height of the photo page and background, I wanted a decorative element to help add some detail to the page.

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I took the banner on the squares on the sketch and moved it up to the top right corner of the page. This helped to keep the white space from being too overwhelming.

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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 45-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 Hello Today by Heidi Swapp, 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 also made my own embellishments. For the large heart, I inked a raw chipboard heart, coated it with liquid glue, sprinkled on mini-beads, then covered everything with a thick coat of Diamond Glaze. The smaller chipboard hearts are covered in paper and chunky glitter. If you have the time, it’s so much fun to “do it yourself.”

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QUICK: Embellish with die-cuts from an pack of acrylic shapes, top.

QUICK: Use an acrylic title from a die-cut pack, top.

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

CUSTOM: Stamp box, then trim aro edges of the stam bottom.

CUSTOM: Cover chipboard with paper and glitter to create a heart embellishment; bottom.

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DEBBIE’S TIP #1 A tried and true way to bring a cohesive feeling to any layout is to use a visual triangle. This can be done by color or by shape. I formed one with the top yellow strip of paper, and the two large yellow circles.

DEBBIE’S TIP #2 The Hello Today collection by Heidi Swapp is filled with beautiful papers. It was hard to narrow my choices down, but I selected fairly small or tone on tone papers for the top and bottom strips, where most of the layering of embellishments was going to be. I used the more “busy” patterned paper for the middle strip, where it had less competition with embellishments.

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DEBBIE’S TIP #3 For the large heart embellishment, I started with a raw chipboard shape, and first covered it with white ink. After the ink dried, I covered the heart with liquid glue and immediately sprinkled it with pink mini-beads. I shook some off, because I wanted some of the white to show through. Since I didn’t want to be chasing loose beads later, and because I wanted the embellishment to have a finished look, I covered the entire top of the heart with a thick coat of Diamond Glaze. When it dried, the beads were embedded in the glaze...just the look I was going for.

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45-minute layout: Patterned paper, stickers, acrylic die-cut pack: Heidi Swapp; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; twine: The Twinery. 3-hour layout: Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; title strip: My Mind’s Eye; title word: American Crafts; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; chipboard: Fancy Pants Designs; ink: ColorBox; glitter glue: Rock Candy Stickles; glitter: Distress Glitter by Ranger; embroidery floss: DMC; twine: The Twinery; other minibeads.


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creates When the Heidi Swapp design team meets up with four sketches from Scrapbook Generation, beautiful things happen. Find out some fun inside details about Heidi Swapp and her journey, then sit back and prepare to be inspired as the brand’s latest products join SG sketches.

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did you know? Heidi Swapp shared some fun facts about herself. Read on and find out the inside scoop about this talented designer!

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I love to mop my floor on my hands and knees. I love having a clean floor!

My dad loves to scrapbook. He takes his portable printer on vacations and works on his albums. He wishes I would do more “manly” collections.

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I absolutely adore Christmas cards. I love to make them, and even more, I love to receive them and display them. It’s my favorite thing about Christmas!

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We are a rugby family. Pretty much we eat, sleep, drink rugby all the time. It took me a long time, but finally I mostly understand it and really enjoy it. Even Capri played this summer.

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I count my chocolate chip cookies as a home-cooked meal. I am a huge fan of sandcastle building.

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Monday is my favorite day of the week, because I like having the whole week ahead of me to get stuff done.

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How did you get started in scrapbooking as a career?

“I have always been a scrapbooker, but I started working in the scrapbook industry in 1999. I started by teaching at my LSS (local scrapbook store). I won a spot in the Creating Keepsakes Hall of Fame in 2000 and began writing articles for CK as well. I contributed to several different magazines and helped in various capacities to create and publish lots of books about scrapbooking and papercrafting. Designing with Texture still is my favorite!”

Where do your ideas for new products and techniques come from?

“I have always loved to try new things on my scrapbook pages and memory projects. Some call it being ‘creative;’ I call it getting bored easily! This precious page was from one of my ‘technique/exploration’ albums where I would just play and try new things. This is where all my ideas for new products and techniques come from -- spending the time to just play is a critical part of my creative process. In 2003, I was playing with an idea for masks and spray paint! I remember loving this open typeface for rub-ons, and that huge plastic tab I placed on the left edge of the photo.”


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How has the sharing of papercrafting ideas changed since you joined the industry?

“My first passion is sharing ideas! Over the 15 years that I have been in the scrapbooking industry, I have always loved to teach, inspire and share. Early in my career, the only way to really get the ideas out there was to teach in scrapbook stores, or at scrapbooking events, or publish print magazines and idea books. All of these require so much time, effort and expense, but I still did it (and loved it)! As time went on, I learned to share through my website and blog, and even live webshows! But nothing has been as powerful and interactive as social media. Being able to share ideas via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter has been an absolute thrill! I love filming weekly crafty shows and making it easy for scrapbookers all over the world to see it for free. Digital instruction downloads and idea books, education videos and tutorials have helped me to instruct and inspire like I never dreamed would be possible. And I pretty much love that!”

What happened to allow the Heidi Swapp brand to come out of retirement?

“In 2009, I had pretty much retired the Heidi Swapp brand, until 2011 when Rebecca Cross convinced me to partner up with her at Pink Paislee and re-brand Heidi Swapp. I honestly couldn’t think of a better person to work with! Rebecca has tremendous strengths where I have weaknesses and she has dedicated so much of her energy and her talents to building the Heidi Swapp brand. She and her husband, Barry Cross owned and operated Pink Paislee until November, 2013 when they merged with American Crafts and moved to Utah. Now we all live close by and have had so many opportunities for growth. I am deeply thankful for the Cross’ talents, their standard of excellence and staggering work ethic. We make a great team!”

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“To keep up with all the exciting opportunities that have come since becoming part of the American Crafts family, we have added so much talent and resources to our team. We often joke that ‘it takes a village’ to make things happen. But that’s no joke! This fabulous group of people represent just a few of the talented individuals that I get to work with on a daily basis. This group is mostly designers…but there are also so many dedicated and hard-working customer service, sales reps, sourcing, photography and management staff that make sure nothing falls through the cracks. We are always trying to improve and refine our process…there is no way I could possibly thank them enough for what they all contribute to the success of the Heidi Swapp brand, and just overall putting up with me! ”

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meet the team


The Heidi Swapp brand team, left to right from back: Chelsea Dalton, Emily Waters, Rebecca Cross, Trent Gersbach, Allysa Omana, Richard Murdock, Melissa Mayr, Lindsay Bowerman, Heidi Swapp, Nichole Huntington, Sheila Myntti.

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“My Media Team! Never have I been associated with a more supportive, kind, authentic, positive, nurturing group of women. These ladies are just golden! For two years they have been helping me to spread the word, create amazing projects and share tons of inspiration through the Heidi Swapp blog and on social media! They are passionate memory keepers, devoted wives and mothers and true friends. I am so blessed by just knowing them. I am continually in awe of their ideas and talents. They poured their hearts into the projects for this issue of Scrapbook Generation’s CREATE magazine, and I am delighted to see ‘September Skies’ in action!”

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The Heidi Swapp brand design team: Lindsay Bateman, Jennifer Evans, Heidi Swapp, Kim Jeffress, Maggie Massey, Maridette Cachola, Jamie Pate, and (not pictured) Sarah Bargo.

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“This is my ‘Party of Seven!’ It really is all about these people! First of all…they are my ‘cast of characters.’ The scrapbooks are their stories. They are the inspiration behind my projects and my collections. They are the reason I do what I do. They are on my team. They encourage me, and support me, but what’s most valuable is that they believe in me! Eric and I will celebrate 20 years of marriage this December, and you know, he totally gets it. He not only recognizes my crazy passion and the fulfillment that I get from doing what I do, but he understands that it matters! My children truly value their scrapbooks and love revisiting their memories. That is why they smile when the camera comes out, and they participate in my nutty ideas. It matters to them. I love them all so fiercely, and scrapbooking is one of the ways that I can express my love for them, that is a little longer term than Sunday dinner or clean laundry!”

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Heidi Swapp and her “Party of Seven.”

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blast from the past Heidi Swapp shares some of the early layouts she made of her children... “I thought it would be fun to share a few older scrapbook pages -- one featuring each of my children, along with a photo of them now. I truly feel that looking through scrapbook pages is like climbing in a time machine. I always feel a rush of memories and emotions. While our lives have been filled with our share of trials and difficulties, I like to focus on the good times in my albums -- as I look back over the years, my heart is literally flooded with gratitude. I am thankful for the good times and the tough times. I marvel at the growth of my children, as well as my own personal growth, and I am so thankful for the reminders and memories that are preserved there.”

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A lot has changed in almost 17 years! I was so excited for Colton’s first birthday, and I wanted it to be perfect. You can maybe see that I created a custom stamped table covering (I cut different shapes of sponges that would piece together with different shapes and colors of paint to create a train). I tried to really decorate his cake. I admit, I was pretty proud! He just loved Teletubbies and trains! I never would have remembered who gave Colton what!

I just love this page! My cutest little girl. Plus I loved to play with spray paint and masks. I had bought this super cool “day lab” -- I still have it, but I can’t remember how it works! I was using paint with my rubber stamps. I really do love to scrapbook!


I always love reading my journaling, and that is why I am always urging people to write when they are in the process of scrapbooking! Down the road, the more you note, the more you will remember, and enjoy. I love these pictures of Colton, and this stuff continues to make him so happy.

In my journaling I mention how hard it is for me to really capture Cory’s “jumping height.” Another thing that seems to get better all the time is photography. Even the cameras on our phones are advanced enough to get great pics!

Capri is such a daddy’s girl, and this page illustrates the special bond they have so well. When I look back, I realize some things never change...like a daddy’s love. These pics make me smile. I created this layout with my first style of resist papers called “invisibles.” I loved playing with them.

These photos of Connor when he was ten days old just totally melt me -- and he loves this page. It’s his very favorite! When I look at these photos I can totally remember what it was like to hold him as a baby. They just grow up too fast!

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up for the challenge... Every month, Scrapbook Generation’s CREATE magazine brings you a winning combination...four sketches and a leading manufacturer’s design team. Get inspired by the 16 gorgeous creations the Heidi Swapp design team members have made, then download the free SG sketches and try them out yourself.

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DEBBIE SANDERS

It’s a triple treat. Three photos. Three areas for embellishments. Follow the sketch exactly, or get creative and use the areas for your own special touches.

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was a perfect place to play up with Color Magic die-cuts, ephemera, tags, and whatnot.”

JAMIE PATE “I love to add layered embellishments to a page layout.” JAMIE’S BLOG www.jmpgirl.blogspot.com

so lovely BY JAMIE PATE {for Heidi Swapp} Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp September Skies collection; ephemera, word strip stickers, stitched banners, wood veneer shapes, color magic resist chipboard alphas, color magic resist die-cuts: Heidi Swapp.

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I rotated the initial sketch to create my layout while still trying my best to stick to the original sketch and embellishment placement. I love the simple variation.”

LINDSAY BATEMAN “I really liked using this layout sketch because it incorporated a lot of my own personal favorite features and techniques. For example, I loved using multiple photos on one page. I love the grid look. I also loved how this sketch highlighted a large title. I also loved how it featured using embellishments in clusters. Layering and clustering embellishments on projects is one of my favorite things to do.” LINDSAY’S BLOG www.simplereflectionsofmyeveryday.blogspot.ca

adventure BY LINDSAY BATEMAN {for Heidi Swapp} Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp September Skies collection; word strip stickers, ephemera, stitched banners, wood veneer shapes, color magic resist die-cuts: Heidi Swapp; clear stamps: Heidi Swapp; ink: Heidi Swapp; mist: Color Shine by Heidi Swapp.

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I love that this sketch included a number of different elements, including two of my favorites, stars and circles. The variety in design clusters also led to a number of different options when I was creating my layout. I was able to focus on a couple of those (for example, the title cluster) and my page came together easily.”

MAGGIE MASSEY “The beautiful organic feel of the September Skies collection was the perfect backdrop for my covered bridge layout. I used citron Color Shine to drop color splotches across my page, and to mimic the hexagonal, rectangular and circular shapes from the September Skies ephemera and wood veneer.” MAGGIE’S BLOG www.midwesterngirldiy.com

hello riverwalk BY MAGGIE MASSEY {for Heidi Swapp} Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp September Skies collection; wood veneer shapes, stitched banners, washi tape, clear stamps: Heidi Swapp; color magic chipboard alphabet: Heidi Swapp; mist: Color Shine by Heidi Swapp.

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I really loved this sketch! I loved the banner cluster at the top of the page, and I loved the little ‘sprinkles’ of embellishments -- so cute. I think using sketches makes it super fun to scrapbook. They kind of take a lot of the stress away of feeling like you have to reinvent the wheel every time you do a layout. The hardest part is already done for you.”

SARAH BARGO “Heidi Swapp’s new collection September Skies is absolutely gorgeous. I loved working with it! It has awesome bright colors and this stunning floral pattern with big beautiful blooms that I was already fussy cutting in my head the moment I saw them. I love creating layers with fussy-cut pieces, then using foam dots underneath to pop them up at different heights. It adds an amazing 3D effect.” SARAH’S BLOG www.sarahbargodesigns.blogspot.com

amazing moments BY SARAH BARGO {for Heidi Swapp} Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp September Skies collection; ephemera pack, wood veneer shapes, stitched banners, word strip stickers: Heidi Swapp; color magic chipboard letters: Heidi Swapp; mist: Color Shine by Heidi Swapp; other: trim, sequins.

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Three photos were perfect. I loved using the washi tape to border the top and bottom of my photos as shown in the sketch.”

HEIDI SWAPP “Try attaching the wood embellishments to your layout by using a small stapler.” HEIDI’S BLOG www.heidiswapp.com/blog

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“Under the clear light bulb element there was a bold circle with text inside on the patterned paper. It was distracting through the light bulb, so I simply punched a circle from the same paper and adhered it over the circle.�

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cool kid BY KIM JEFFRESS {for Heidi Swapp} Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp September Skies collection; ephemera, wood veneer shapes: Heidi Swapp; clear stamps: Heidi Swapp; ink: Heidi Swapp.


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The sketch had a band of paper at the top and bottom of the right side, but I changed mine a bit to have one strip of paper along the bottom of the right side. I changed out the block of six photos for one large photo to make an impact. The left side I stuck to the sketch, adding in machine stitching around each block of paper for extra texture.�

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“The ‘happy’ banner was premade, but to add extra banners, I cut apart a three-inch ‘XOXO’ card and sewed the pieces together to make another banner.”

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amazing everyday BY HEIDI SWAPP Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp September Skies collection; ephemera, washi tape, word strip stickers, stitched banner: Heidi Swapp.


This sketch was fun to use with my September Skies collection, because there is a 12x12 design made up of four-inch squares. It was perfect for this sketch.”

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“I had a great time using the grids in this sketch to inspire a way to add more photos. I used the grid on the left to create a flap that opens up to journaling and a QR (quick response code) to a home video. On the right, I used the grid to create another flap that opens to more photos -- also inspired by the sketch.�

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our happy place BY JENNIFER EVANS {for Heidi Swapp} Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp September Skies collection; ephemera, wood veneer shapes, washi tape, word strip stickers: Heidi Swapp; mist: Color Shine by Heidi Swapp; other: rhinestones.


I love that there was still room enough to add more journaling and another QR (quick response code) to help tell more of our family’s store of our coast trip.”

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Instead of following the sketch literally, Jennifer used it as inspiration. She created a flap that opens up to journaling and a quick response code to a home video. She also created another flap that opens to reveal more photos of her family vacation.

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CARD sketch Line up a row of banners. Make them the same. Make them different. Try an ombre effect. Have fun with all the possibilities.

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Sarah Bargo

Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp September Skies collection; cardstock: Bazzill; other: enamel dots, scalloped rectangle die.

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Jamie Pate

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Jennifer Evans

Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp September Skies collection; wood veneer shapes: Heidi Swapp; clear stamps, ink: Heidi Swapp; glitter glue: Zazz by American Crafts; other: distress marker.

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Heidi Swapp

Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp September Skies collection; word strip stickers, wood veneer shapes, washi tape: Heidi Swapp; mist: Color Shine by Heidi Swapp; other: vellum.

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Create a flower garland. Or use the floral area to create a cluster of other items. Add a sentiment, and this tag will work for just about any occasion.

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Kim Jeffress

Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp September Skies collection; ephemera, ribbon: Heidi Swapp.

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Maggie Massey

Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp September Skies collection; ephemera, wood veneer shapes: Heidi Swapp; color magic ephemera: Heidi Swapp; mist: Color Shine by Heidi Swapp; seam binding ribbon: Heidi Swapp.

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Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp September Skies collection; ephemera, word strip stickers, washi tape: Heidi Swapp; scallop tag: Jen Hadfield and Pebbles; other: ribbon.

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Lindsay Bateman Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp September Skies collection; ephemera, color magic resist diecuts: Heidi Swapp; mist: Color Shine by Heidi Swapp; other: ribbon.

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impact by lindsey amschler

When you think of a minialbum, you typically think of chipboard or other material for covers and inside pages. But how fun -- and out of the box -- to create a mini with a wood cover, like this one using an album by Heidi Swapp.

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lindsey’s simple process Start with a wood-cover mini-album (like this one from Heidi Swapp) and paint the covers. Once dry, spritz spray inks onto the cover, then embellish with patterned papers, stickers, and a title. • Adhere patterned papers and photos to inside pages. • Decorate pages with embellishments such as stickers, enamel dots, and transparencies. • Add titles, sentiments, and journaling. • Using binding rings to hold the album together.

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Album by Lindsey Amschler: Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; stickers, embellishments: Heidi Swapp; mist: Color Shine by Heidi Swapp; minialbum: Heidi Swapp; enamel dots: My Mind’s eye; paint: Ranger; ink: Prima; number stamps: Simple Stories; phrase stamps: Technique Tuesday; pen: Uniball; punch: EK Success.


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is looking for new team members for 2015

how you can apply Send a email to submissions@scrapbookgeneration.com with this information: • Your name and contact information • Your papercrafting resume • Links to blog, Facebook, Instagram, gallery, and other social media that would show your work • Photos of 6-8 projects, including at least two single-page layouts and two double-page layouts (other projects could be cards, tags, or altered items) • This call is open to both residents of the USA and internationals • Deadline for submission is October 1, 2014

what team members will do • Create two layouts every two months, for a total of 12 during the 2015 term • The layouts will be in four categories: sketch challenge, color challenge, theme challenge, and manufacturer challenge • Create additional projects on an optional basis • Take high quality photos of your projects for publication in CREATE • Post your projects on social media • Promote CREATE magazine on social media

team benefits Benefits of being on the CREATE team: • Quarterly product gifts • Special discount at scrapbookgeneration.com


page kits 101

process by janet, aka cherry picker

Welcome back to part three...the final tutorial in this series on making and using page kits. This issue, we are going to utilize skills from previous months (making kits for single layouts and for batch layouts) to create assembly-line layout kits.

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page kits ASSEMBLY LINE

Creating page kits in an assembly-line fashion is not only easy and fun, but also one of the best ways to be productive and use your supplies. During the assembly-line method, you are thinking in terms of supply categories, and therefor saving huge chunks of your creative time when it comes to selecting supplies and product while scrapbooking. In the following tutorial, I demonstrate how I created four layout kits using the assemblyline method in just a tad over one hour. Again, what a huge timesaver! This method can be used to create as many kits as you wish, according to your personal space and style of scrapbooking. Your dining room table, spare room, or scrap space floor will be mighty handy doing this assembly-line process. Trust me on this...the more space you have to work, the better.

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Like I’ve mentioned in the two other parts of this series, this is just my approach. The idea is to take this process and make it fit your personal scrap style and process.

So find some empty space, grab those muchloved supplies, and let’s get started!


step no.1 SELECT PHOTOS.

True to my scrap style, my photos are printed in 4x6 and wallet format. For any page kit process, I always start with photos. This round I am going to make four page kits using the assembly-line method. You can do as many page kits as your space allows. Group photos into piles.


step no.2 SELECT PAPERS...

patterned paper, specialty paper, and cardstock. Now the assembly-line process! With your photos near, select papers for all the photo groupings at once. You already have paper out, so why not pull choices all at once for each photo grouping. This prevents backtracking and loss of time...time you could actually be scrapping!


step no.3 SELECT A SKETCH...

TIP: Number the pages in your sketch books for easy reference when making page kits and when scrapping.

or inspiration. With my Scrapbook Generation sketch books in hand, I select sketches for each photo grouping and make notes. Since these books will go back to my stash after kitting, I make note of the page number of the sketch I have chosen.


step no.4 TOOL TIME.

Make a couple of choices and consider it done. There is always time to change your mind when you create.

Now is the time to decide on punches, stamps, dies, and other tool-related products. By selecting these at the same time, you save time! I then place the selected tools on my page kit pile and move towards the next step. Don’t agonize over each punch or stamp set you may have in your stash.


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New products you are itching to use? This is the time to pull them out and place on a pile. And this is the time to get that older product used, too.

EMBELLISHMENTS.

This step is always my favorite. I simply grab my stash of embellishments: enamel dots, brads, washi, labelwork stickers, mini alphas, etc. and go to my groupings. Making quick decisions, I pull product form these categories and place in my piles. Select from one product category at a time. It does not get any easier than this.


step no.6 COLOR TIME.

Remember, you are doing different layouts, so pull a variety of elements.

Select some color for your layouts. Dig into that stash of ribbon, flowers, and twine. Explore some ink colors and markers. Find that box of die-cuts. Look at your stash and select items that reflect your personal scrap style. And don’t forget your go-to embellishments, digital files, and alphas.


step no.7 FINISHED KITS.

Don’t worry if you think you have too much product, because you can always use leftovers to create another layout -just add more photos when done.

Look at your kit piles. Look at your choices. Do you have enough materials to work from just this kit? Make note of any tools/stamps/inks and other supplies that need to be replaced back into your stash. Place notes with each kit.


step no.8 BAG IT.

Time to contain all your supplies and notes in a bag for future enjoyment. When your next scrap session happens, just grab a kit, refer to your notes, and get busy creating. You will have all you need already selected, pulled and packaged. Now that is scrap-happiness!

Sketch: Scrapbook Generation; patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; die: Tim Holtz; wood veneers: Studio Calico; chipboard, buttons: Teresa Collins Designs; word stickers: Lily Bee; other: enamel dots, letter stickers.


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Enjoy! You have just compiled some assemblyline style page kits. This process is great for those days when you want to do something scrap-related, but you’re not quite in a scrappy mood. By pulling supplies in this fashion, you can whip out page kits in such a quick manner. And once you see these page kits come together, you automatically want to create!

THE RESULT.

A completed layout...ready for an album.


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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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...every crowd by Katrina Hunt (Springfield, Missouri) www.paperscissorsandglue.blogspot.com Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp, Echo Park Paper; cardstock: American Crafts; embellishments: Heidi Swapp, Echo Park Paper, My Mind’s Eye; letter stickers: My Mind’s Eye, October Afternoon, American Crafts; stapler: Tiny Attacher; adhesives: ThermOWeb.

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“I thought this color combination was very easy to work with overall. I had the most difficult time with the blue color, which surprised me.”

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“I love working with bright colors when I do pages of my grandchildren. I usually look for the photo that I want to use before thinking about the design. I found that beach photos with relatively neutral colors work perfectly when you want to use some bright colors.�

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pure joy by Lynette Jacobs (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) www.creativemoments-lynette.blogspot.com Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Stereo Stickers; stamps: Prima; ink: Distress Ink by Ranger; other: texture paste.

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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE julie mowen

“This one was a real challenge for me. I didn't have a paper collection in my stash that matched the colors in the challenge. So, I started pulling individual sheets that were a pretty close match. I selected some fairly new releases, with a few older scraps thrown in. I then grabbed a great Scrapbook Generation sketch, and just had fun with it! September's color challenge, truly lived up to its name.�

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last blast by Julie Mowen (Birmingham, Alabama) www.yesiscrapbook.blogspot.com Patterned paper: Bella Blvd, Echo Park Paper, Queen & Co., American Crafts; cardstock: American Crafts, Paper Studio; stickers: American Crafts, Simple Stories, Mambi; glitter pen: Sakura; ink: Ranger; sketch: Scrapbook Generation; other: brads, washi tape, enamel dots.

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c r e a t e TEAM COLOR CHALLENGE noey hunt

“This color combination was bright and cheery perfect for a celebration. I did think it was somewhat challenging though. There was a bit of a divide between the warm and cool colors and it took some effort to balance them each throughout the layout.�

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

bride to be

Patterned paper: SEI, Kaisercraft, Jillibean Soup, Paper Studio; letter stickers: American Crafts; embellishments: Recollections; sketch: Scrapbook Generation.

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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 an Allison Davis sketch that features cute flags and a small banner. This sketch has a relatively small amount of photos for a two-page sketch, so there is plenty of room for creativity.

 


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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE jennie mcgarvey

“When I received this sketch I decided early on that I would not be using the two-page aspect, as I didn't have any photos jumping out at me that worked. So, I took only the left side to work with. Aside from only using one photo, I followed the sketch, in its most basic form, pretty closely. I created a bright and colorful masculine page that feels fun and playful.�

Patterned paper: Crate Paper; cardstock: American Crafts; diecuts: Bella Blvd; stickers: Bella Blvd, Crate Paper; stamps: Butterfly Reflections Ink; ink: Studio Calico; pen: Sharpie.

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cool dude BY JENNIE MCGARVEY (Newburgh, Indiana)

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


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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE ruth bonser

“There is something about a row of vertical photos that always makes me want to choose a series of photos that combine to tell a story, whether it is a story that lasts seconds or years. This one is the momentary kind and I wanted to team it with happy and warm colours that fit with the memory. This is not epic or deep but it makes me smile every time I look at it.�

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make a wish BY RUTH BONSER (Sydney, Australia)

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

Patterned paper: American Crafts; overlays, cork, stickers: American Crafts; label sticker: My Mind’s Eye; chipboard letters: Pink Paislee.


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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE nikki sivils

“Loved this sketch! I will use it over and over. Perfect for vacation pictures, like I used it for, highlighting special moments. I think the first page of the sketch would also be great for a single page layout, too.�

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our disney cruise BY NIKKI SIVILS (St. Louis, Missouri)

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

Patterned paper: Bella Blvd, Nikki Sivils; letter stickers; Bella Blvd; stickers: Bella Blvd, EK Success; enamel dots: Prima; ribbon: Berwick OffRay; pen: American Crafts.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE steffanie seiler

“I was really drawn to one side of this sketch so I decided to create a single-page layout based on the left side. I kept most of it the same. The biggest change is that I used just one larger off-sized photo that I really wanted to showcase. I created a larger fun embellishment to use with my title, kept the banner (which I love) and just had fun with the rest!�

Patterned paper: American Crafts, Pebbles; cardstock: Bazzill; washi tape, sequins: Queen & Co.; wood veneer: Studio Calico; punch: EK Success; ink: Stampin' Up; other: twine.

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picture perfect BY STEFFANIE SEILER (Portland, Oregon)

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


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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE lindsey amschler

"This has been one of my favorite sketches to work with! It was so easy to adjust the sketch to accommodate more photos. One of my favorite parts of this sketch was the small banner in the upper left corner. I had fun recreating that with small die cut leaves."

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fall festival BY LINDSEY AMSCHLER (Springfield, Missouri)

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

Patterned paper: Carta Bella, October Afternoon, Doodlebug, Basic Grey, Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; enamel dots, brads, diecuts: Simple Stories; puffy and block stickers: October Afternoon; button: Nikki Sivils; die: Spellbinders; twine - My Mind's Eye; letter stickers: Basic Grey; chipboard letters: American Crafts; ink, pen: Ranger.

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c r e a t e TEAM SKETCH CHALLENGE karin rush

“Loved this sketch! It was easy to showcase pictures and highlight some bigger embellishments like my flags and banners.”

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little princess BY KARIN RUSH (Springfield, Missouri)

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

Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Echo Park Paper; letter stickers: Doodlebug; pixie sticks: Doodlebug; ink: Colorbox; twine: The Twinery; other: jewels.

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c r e a t e team challenge We challenged the SG CREATE team to use the September 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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nikki sivils

Patterned paper, letter stickers, stickers: Bella Blvd; buttons: Nikki Sivils; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye, Prima; pen: American Crafts.

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“I created a single-page layout using the card sketch. I used the main banner strips centered under the picture, highlighting my niece’s ‘self’ haircut. I felt like it grounded the center of the layout so your eyes would follow the picture then end on the banner strips.”


door hanger

“I didn’t really change anything about the tag sketch, except the orientation of it. This project is super quick and fun to make, and would make a great welcome home gift for a new little one!” Patterned paper: Imaginisce; cardstock: American Crafts; die-cut tag, banner: Imaginisce; punch: Fiskars; Silhouette cutting files; ribbon: May Arts; adhesive: ThermOWeb.

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framed art

“This card sketch instantly made me think of a piece of framed art. I've been wanting to make something for my teenage son and this gave me the perfect starting point. I changed very little from the sketch other than measurements. Cutting that first mat after the base was the hardest part. From there I ‘eyeballed’ it to my liking. One thing I needed to keep in mind was that the frame itself took away about one-fourth inch of the perimeter. I almost didn't leave enough room for my stars!” Patterned paper: BoBunny; die-cut machine: Silhouette; ink, stamps: Stampin’ Up; frame: IKEA; other; cardstock, thread.


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“I love to take a twist on sketches by tilting, flipping, turning and overturning a sketch orientation to make something new and fun. I turned the line of banners diagonal in this interpretation of the card sketch and used coloured cardstock to create the effect, then built my layout on top of that base. I love how it turned out and plan to try it again with patterned paper next!�

ruth bonser

Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs, Websters Pages, Echo Park Paper; die-cut machine: Silhouette; cardstock: American Crafts; vellum: Websters Pages; chipboard buttons: Teresa Collins Designs; clear stickers, glitter letters: Heidi Swapp; stamp: Gossamer Blue.

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ruth bonser Patterned paper: Websters Pages, Echo Park Paper, Teresa Collins Designs; chipboard buttons: Teresa Collins Designs; vellum: Websters Pages; letter stickers, tag: Elle’s Studio; enamel shapes: BasicGrey; stamp: Gossamer Blue.

scrapbook layout

“One of my favourite ways to translate a tag sketch to a layout is to recreate the shape of the tag inside the layout and then embellish more around it. Here I incorporated the photo into the ‘tag’ aspect, however it would have worked just as well to make the title or journaling occupy that space and put the photo elsewhere.”

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scrapbook layout

“I used the banners and stars on the card sketch as inspiration and found this awesome sketch by Debbie Sanders that I downloaded ages ago. The Urban Market papers were perfect as a backdrop for my photo, but I jazzed it up with gold vellum and foil papers. I love how it turned out.”

Patterned paper: Teresa Collins Designs, Fancy Pants Designs; vellum: My Mind’s Eye; brads, star sequins: Teresa Collins Designs; brads, arrow: My Mind’s Eye; star template: Prima; marker: Distress Marker by Ranger; other: gems.

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lindsey amschler

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framed art

“This month’s tag sketch was a perfect starting point to create a shadowbox capturing a special family photo of my grandmother when she was a young girl.”

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; frame: Heidi Swapp; stickers: Simple Stories; milk paint: American Crafts; flower, dies: Prima; wood swirls: Momenta; border punch: Fiskars; ink: Ranger.


scrapbook layout

“I saw the card sketch and started thinking about making an altered project. Then I saw the My Mind’s Eye Jubilee paper collection and it just seemed to fit the sketch!”

katrina hunt

Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; chipboard, flair, stickers, die-cuts, rub-ons, enamel dots, letter stickers: My Mind’s Eye; letter stickers: American Crafts, Authentique; adhesive: ThermOWeb.

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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 July 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 July, the Sizzix 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 July issue.

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ride on happy camper

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by SUZANNA LEE (GLEN ALLEN, VIRGINIA)

Patterned paper: Pebbles; Creative Imaginations, basicGrey; cardstock: bazzill, Core’dinations; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Cosmo Cricket, Studio Calico; Project Life cards: Pebbles; wood veneer: Studio Calico; charm: My Mind’s Eye; laser cut: Want2Scrap; canvas fringe: Canvas Corp; die: Little b.

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Paper, meet Fabric. Suzanna added a canvas border that ties in perfectly with the rustic theme of her layout.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Sometimes an area of the sketch can serve as inspiration rather than a guideline. Instead of the small strips on the right page, how about a die-cut that provides the look of small strips?

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hello sun

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by adriana basso (peru)

patterned paper: basicGrey; cardstock: american Crafts; stickers: basicGrey; rhinestones: darice; rhinestone tool: imaginisce; embossing folder, embroidery floss: We r Memory Keepers.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH The large star doesn’t fit with the theme of your page? Substitute another simple shape...like a sun! Adriana cleverly extended the water hose fun implied in the photo by stitching water showers above.

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happy birthday

by devra hunt (redMond, WashinGton)

patterned paper: bella blvd; stickers: simple stories, bella blvd; wood veneer: american Crafts; basicGrey, Freckled Fawn; enamel dots: My Mind’s eye; sequins: studio Calico; badge: Freckled Fawn; mist: studio Calico; sewing tool: We r Memory Keepers.

summer family fun

by Corrina Colquhoun (Canada)

patterned paper: simple stories; cardstock: bazzill; wood veneer: My Mind’s eye; title, die-cuts: Miss Kate’s Cuttables.

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he’s the apple of my eye

by denise storck (arlington, Virginia)

digital layout. Patterned papers: stampin’ Up; brushes, tab punch: stampin’ Up; travelogue elements: Jessica sprague.

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Because she used a bold background paper, Denise chose to mat her photos to keep them from losing impact.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Too much “white space” on a sketch for your taste? Add some well-placed flourishes to fill part of the space!

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enjoy today

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by amy roller (sparta, missouri)

patterned paper: simple stories; cardstock: Colorbok; word stickers, flowers: simple stories; title: Heidi swapp; buttons: stampin’ up; bling: recollections.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Photos don’t lend themselves to rectangular cropping? Change the six 3x4 photos to four 4x4 photos! Amy layered a photo on a chipboard heart shape, and substituted it for one of the small accent photos.

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baseball is life

by marianne ferriby (troy, miCHigan)

patterned paper: moxie; baseball word: paper House productions; other: cardstock, die-cuts.

duck hunting

by bev Code (Canada)

patterned paper: paper House; stickers: paper House; ink: ranger; other: cardstock, brads, cork.

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national peace officers’ memorial service BY AMY CUNNIFF (DUANESBURG, NEW YORK) Patterned paper: Doodlebug; cardstock: Bazzill, Paper Studio; stickers: Doodlebug; ink: Colorbox.

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Amy’s journaling, telling of a heartbreaking time in her life and the aftermath, is the real star of her layout.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Have a larger horizontal photo you want to include? Combine three photo spots into one, like on the left page of Amy’s layout.

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this boy: he’s the crazy creature

by wendy tipton (republic, missouri)

patterned paper: Fancy pants designs; letter stickers: basicGrey; stickers: Fancy pants designs; enamel dots: my mind’s eye; ink: colorbox; star punch: paper studio; embroidery floss: dmc.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Like some aspects of a sketch but not others? Keep what works and switch up what doesn’t, like photo orientation! Wendy added another level of interest to her journaling card by hand-stitching around a simple shape for emphasis.

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happy go ducky

by Kindel holloman (chesapeaKe, VirGinia)

patterned paper: piggy tales, sei, simple stories; letter stickers: american crafts; stickers: Jolee’s boutique; pen: sakura.

bat boy

by noelle mchone (chandler, arizona)

patterned paper: teresa collins designs; die cuts with a View, paper studio; stickers, die-cuts: K & company; letter stickers: american crafts, close to my heart; other: label machine, ink.

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grad 2014

by rona thompson (canada)

patterned paper: my mind’s Eye; cardstock: bazzill; vellum, enamel dots: my mind’s Eye; glitter cardstock: best creations; banners: chic tags; modeling paste: Liquitex; micro glitter: Glitterritz; other: star template.

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Rona’s use of gold in papers and embellishments echoes the glitz of her daughter’s special dress.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Don’t want to lap smaller photos over a special photo? Find a way to use the accent photos in another place on the layout.

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celebrate

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by diane iversen (mt. vernon, missouri)

Patterned paper: Pebbles, Carta bella; stamps: image tree; ink: stampin’ up; glitter glue: stickles by ranger; other: cardstock, die-cuts; sparkle stars, heart button.

THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX SKETCH Love the sketch but don’t have enough photos? Use just one side!


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CHRISTMAS READERS GALLERY SUBMISSIONS For tHe november 2014 issue oF Create

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One-page layout and/or two-page layout submissions should be sent to submissions@scrapbookgeneration.com. All layouts should focus on a theme related to Christmas, Hanukkah, or other December holiday.

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Be sure to have CHRISTMAS READERS GALLERY as the subject of the email. Submissions DO NOT have to be based on a sketch, but if a sketch is used, it should be a Scrapbook Generation sketch. An individual may submit more than one layout, but each must be sent in a separate email. All files sent should be under 1MB.

Include your name and address.

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

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The call for the Christmas Readers Gallery ends on October 6, 2014.


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oof ox BY STACIA BRANDT (MANHEIM, PENNSYLVANIA)

Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup; cardstock: Doodlebug; corrugated letters, stickers: Jillibean Soup; wood veneer: Pinkfresh Studio, Jillibean Soup; cork: Studio Calico; sequins: Doodlebug; jawbreakers: Queen & Co; paperclip: Evalicious; ink: Colorbox; pen: Sharpie.

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Stacia’s title draws the reader to her journaling, and captures a tiny slice of life with her young son.


Irit creates a more artistic version of the sketch; switching up angles and layering lots of items and textures.

favorite moment BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; 3D stickers: Paper House Productions; chipboard: Imaginarium; stamps: Rubber Dance; embossing powders: WOW! Embossing Powders; inks: Ranger; other: buttons, washi tape.

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memories BY CORRINA COLQUHOUN (CANADA) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Bazzill; wood veneer: Fancy Pants Designs; flower; Recollections.

i love who you are BY JACKIE GEORGE (ABERDEEN, WASHINGTON) Patterned paper: Glitz, Pink Paislee, Heidi Swapp, American Crafts, Studio Calico, Chickaniddy Crafts; letter stickers: October Afternoon; cut-outs: Elle’s Studio; die-cuts, embellishments: Heidi Swapp; sequins: Doodlebug; star pins: Maya Road; washi tape: Glitz; ink: Quick Quotes; pen: Zig.

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Pairing a black background with five bright colors gives Christine’s layout strong eye appeal.

you’re a hoot BY CHRISTINE MEYER (MILFORD, ILLINOIS) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Paper House Productions; wood items: Chic Tags; enamel dots: Recollections; pen: Signo.

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awesome bar harbor GALLERY

BY DIANE IVERSEN (MT. VERNON, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: My Mind’s Eye; letter stickers: American Crafts; chipboard, enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; rub-ons: American Crafts; other: cardstock, embroidery floss.

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Diane moved the strips to center stage, and added more photos, with everything set at fun, casual angles.


Amy gives the banner area special treatment by layering die-cuts created from wafer-thin dies.

brotherly love BY AMY CUNNIFF (DUANESBURG, NEW YORK) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Bazzill; stickers: Echo Park Paper; bling: Queen & Co; dies: Sizzix.

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a charmed life BY DEVRA HUNT (REDMOND, WASHINGTON) Patterned paper: Simple Stories; stickers, die-cuts: Simple Stories; wood veneer: Studio Calico, Freckled Fawn; washi tape: My Mind’s Eye, Bella Blvd; epoxy stickers: Doodlebug; mist: Studio Calico; ink: VersaMagic; pen: EK Success.

snapshots BY ESTHER OOSTHUIZEN (SOUTH AFRICA) Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; cardstock: American Crafts; stickers: Teresa Collins Designs; brads: Simple Stories; ink: Tsukineko; other: washi tape, crochet flower.

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Laura’s layout shows the big picture -- in just two photos -- of both the fun activity and the outcome.

king of everything BY LAURA MOONEY (EUGENE, OREGON) Patterned paper: BasicGrey, Little Yellow Bicycle; tag: Crate Paper; chipboard: BasicGrey; wood veneer: Studio Calico: ink: Ranger; pen: Micron; embroidery floss: DMC.

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fun at the park GALLERY

BY KATHY YOUNG (HERNDON,VIRGINIA)

Patterned paper: BoBunny; cardstock: American Crafts; letter stickers: American Crafts; buttons: BoBunny, enamel dots: Doodlebug; butterfly: Recollections; cork, wood veneer: Studio Calico; stamps: Simple Stories, Lawn Fawn; die: My Favorite Things.

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Kathy changes up the sketch by using both fewer and larger strips as the bright backdrop for her pair of photos.


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superstars BY MELISSA WILFONG (CHESTER, VIRGINIA) Patterned paper: Heidi Swapp; letter stickers: American Crafts; ribbon: American Crafts; sequins: Doodlebug; ink: Prima; punches: EK Success, Stampin’ Up; dies: Sizzix.

school days BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House; stickers: Paper House; pen: other: cardstock, brads, washi tape.

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Holly adds sparkle and shine to her layout by spritzing some areas with Heidi Swapp’s Colorshine mist.

diver down BY HOLLY MCLELLAN (MOBILE, ALABAMA) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Paper Studio; letter stickers: American Crafts; stickers: Echo Park Paper; enamel dots: My Mind’s Eye; stick pin: Little Yellow Bicycle; mist: Heidi Swapp Colorshine.

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be yourself GALLERY

BY AMY ROLLER (SPARTA, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Simple Stories, My Mind’s Eye, Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Colorbok; chipboard: Heidi Swapp.

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Amy makes room for three photos by changing their size and moving them a bit higher on the layout.


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you’re so very special BY CHRISTINE MEYER (MILFORD, ILLINOIS) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; chipboard: Studio Calico.

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Bev flipped the card sketch on its side to get an entirely different look.

dream BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: Bazzill; canvas sticker: Paper House; stickers: Adorn It; pen: Signo; ink: Ranger; other: twine.

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princess wishes on your special day BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; cardstock; American Crafts; 3D stickers: Paper House Productions; pearls: Flourish with a Bling; stamps: Inspired by Stamping; inks: Ranger.

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Lois uses a variety of word, letter, and number papers to carry out the school theme.

this is the way we go to school BY LOIS ZERRER (SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Graphic 45; cardstock: American Crafts; embellishments: Graphic 45; ink: Colorbox.

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you’re tweet BY HOLLY MCLELLAN (MOBILE, ALABAMA) Patterned paper: Echo Park Paper; cardstock: Paper Studio; stamps: Close to My Heart; ink: Colorbox.

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Amy uses layers to create a bright medallion for the focal point of her card.

livin’ the sweet life BY AMY ROLLER (SPARTA, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Simple Stories, Echo Park Paper, My Mind’s Eye; cardstock: Colorbok; letter stickers: Doodlebug; embellishments: Making Memories.

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embrace your inner awesomeness BY LOIS ZERRER (SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI) Patterned paper: Crate Paper; cardstock: Momenta: embellishments: Crate Paper, Momenta: ink: Colorbox.

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Bev’s use of a subtle sunburst background pattern enhances the message area.

happy birthday BY BEV CODE (CANADA) Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: Bazzill; pen: Signo; other: brads.

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celebrating you BY TONYA WILSONTRANTHAM (SALE CREEK, TENNESSEE) Patterned paper: Colorbok, Paper Studio; sticker: Cloud 9 embellishments: Robin’s Nest; ink: Tsukineko; glitter glue: Stickles by Ranger; dies: Spellbinders; other: cardstock, vellum, ribbon.

Tonya adds texture and interest by using materials like trim and ribbon on her card.

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READERS GALLERY SUBMISSIONS

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FoR ThE NoVEMBER 2014 ISSUE oF CREATE

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


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anchored

i mustache you...

BY HOLLY MCLELLAN (MOBILE, ALABAMA)

BY BEV CODE (CANADA)

Patterned paper: Authentique; stickers: Authentique; twine: My Helper.

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Patterned paper: Paper House; accents: Creative Embellishments; ink: Ranger; other: ribbons, staples, toothpicks.


Irit uses embossing powders as the finished touches for her bright and lively tag.

love art BY IRIT SHALOM (ISRAEL) Patterned paper: Paper House Productions; tag: Ranger; 3D stickers: Paper House Productions; pearls: Flourish with a Bling; stamps: Inspired by Stamping; inks: Ranger; embossing powders: WOW! Embossing Powders.

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snow magic

you make me happy

BY BEV CODE (CANADA)

BY AMY ROLLER (SPARTA, MISSOURI)

Patterned paper: Paper House; cardstock: Bazzill; snowflakes: Momenta; pen: Signo; other: twine.

214 CREATE

Patterned paper: Simple Stories; cardstock: Colorbok; stickers: Simple Stories; pen: Signo; other: twine, ribbon.


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• Frame: I had so much fun with this sketch. I altered a cute little mini chalkboard frame to sit on my craft table and inspire me as I work!

• Patterned paper, die-cuts, stickers: Heidi Swapp; mist: Color Shine by Heidi Swapp; washi tape: Doodlebug; paint: Ranger; ink: Prima.


........................................... the gift of

today “Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That ’s why it ’s called the present.” BIL KEANE

by Lindsey Amschler

CREATE: Issue 9, September 2014  

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

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