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I Miss Summer
What makes this layout so appealing is the artistic blending of ten different
patterned papers, chipboard letters, and cardstock. The
papers used here share a basic color scheme of cream, black, rust, brown, and
gray, and the overall pattern is flowers and vines. Start with one large print, then choose a nice mix of medium
and smaller sized designs for balance.
|Ornaments for the “Rental Kids”|
Each year, designer Christi Spadoni makes ornaments for
her friends’ children and for her younger cousins, lovingly
called the “rental kids.” She takes them on outings and spends
time spoiling them with attention and small presents like
the ornaments in the photo featured here. Simple to make,
all you need do is curl strips of double-sided paper, then
adhere the curls onto clear glass or Styrofoam ornaments – a
great idea for creating a holiday tradition and for using up all
of those leftover scraps of paper!
Every scrapbook layout, with or without pictures and regardless of
theme, is a personal memory preserved forever. For those of us
fortunate enough to remember a special family favorite cookbook
or recipe, the pages featured here are sure to provide the inspiration
for preserving a small, but very personal part of a family’s history. Designer
Lindi West takes recipe pages to new heights with creative flair and a
sense of humor. There’s no better way to pass down and preserve
those special culinary treats than to create your own family recipe
album. So stop lookin’ and start cookin’!
Question: Can life ever be a bowl of cherries?
Bipolar…what does that mean exactly? It means an unyielding onslaught of erratic
ups and downs that can only be controlled by medication…for the rest of your life.
One day, there might be a cure. But for now, for designer Jamie Tharpe in particular,
it’s having the courage to know and to graciously share through her honest layouts
what this disease is, what it does, and how she courageously deals with each day
by scrapbooking her way to level ground.
Right Here, Right Now, Today
Makes Me Cry
|Love Makes The World Go Around
||I Love You Because
I Love You Because
|Simple yet eleoquent, direct yet heartfelt, the jourmaled word strips say it all ... I love you because you are you.
|Family Time Calendar
A calendar page is a great way to capture an entire year’s worth of
important events in your life and those of your loved ones. This
layout features favorite photos that were cut into 2" squares that perfectly
fit the size of the calendar openings. Journaling was confined within
a colorful frame, while rhinestones add just the right touch of bling.
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|Genealogy Goes Digital
Technology often gets blamed for making the world an impersonal place,
but when it comes to genealogy, the digital world brings us closer to who
we really are by making it easier to explore and record our family histories.
|Winter Snowflake Album
Calling school off due to a winter storm usually results in happy
grins from the kids, although I’m not too sure about the parents.
And for those of us living in the north, every winter promises a few
such days. This winter, make the best of it. Make some hot chocolate
and while you stay warm inside, use your camera to capture the
winter antics of your snow bunnies outside. This snowflake album
is the perfect choice to remember some of the “coolest” times your
children will remember.
Sketch Anatomy shows how easily you can transform a computerized sketch into a stunning layout. Each page follows the same basic pattern, yet remains uniquely its own. Sketch Anatomy was first presented in the Spring 2008 issue, and this is the last installment of our series.
Happily Ever After
|O’ Christmas Tree Album
Savor your Christmas
photos and memories
with this special Christmas
tree album designed by
Cheryl Mezzetti. It would
make the perfect holiday gift
to send to long-distance
family members and friends.
|Recipes from the Heart:
Creating a book from your favorite recipes
is a wonderful gift to pass down to your
children and other family members. When
choosing recipes, be sure to include whether
it was from your mother, grandmother, or a
friend. Pairing the recipes with color photos
of the finished product and adding personal
comments will make this recipe book one to
cherish for years to come. A cover was cut
from clear plastic film to protect the book
from an accidental spill or sticky fingerprints.
|The Healing Power of Scrapbooking
– Coping with Loss
Every person’s story includes losses of one
kind or another, both big and small.
How do we cope with loss? We talk, we hug, we
remember, and we find ways to gain strength
and understanding by pouring ourselves into our
journals and into our scrapbook pages. In the
midst of the toughest times and in the months
and years after, we find reasons to celebrate.
We focus on the good times. We laugh, we cry,
and then we laugh again, repeating this painful
yet healing cycle.
The projects featured here were created by
women who have turned their losses and
memories into a source of beauty and strength.
Find ways to take solace in creativity as you
turn your own losses into memories you can
cherish and share. It’s just one of the reasons
||There and Back
It Feels Like Home
Notes to Myself
Hands that Loved Me
|Designer Laura Solomon's layout is an emotional and thought-provoking account of her mother's death
|Monograms and Symbols
Want to make your journaling stand out? We’ve got just the trick: Monograms and classic symbols like arrows, brackets, and oversized punctuation marks draw attention to journaling blocks and make for stand-out page titles. Best of all, they’re easy to incorporate into your page design!
From Start to Finish
|A combination of staped arrows, brackets, and flowers works with the monograms to create a wonderful, whimsical teen layout.
Winter embraces a season filled with a host of
traditional festivities, but nothing expresses “Happy
Holidays” more to a classic-loving scrapper than
designing with vintage images.
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