CLS Fall Blog Hop – Pumpkin Spice Scrapbook Layouts

Welcome to the Creative Life Scrapbooking Fall Blog Hop!  We’re excited to be sharing some fall scrapbooking ideas with you, and we’re so glad that you could join us!  Please follow the links at the bottom of my post to take you to the next blogs.

Today I’m featuring layouts that I created with the new Pumpkin Spice Paper and Stickers from Creative Memories.  (To see layouts that I created with the fall Gather Together Collection, please see my blog post from September 29th.) My first layout below also features the new Creative Memories’ On The Vine Border Punch, paper from the Timber Paper Pack, and Black Sans Serif ABC Stickers.

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To create this layout, cut the green vine paper to 8-1/4″ x 11-1/2″ and 3″ x 11-1/2″.  Cut the pumpkin paper to 3-1/4″ x 11-1/2″ and 8-1/4″ x 11-1/2″.  Adhere pieces to two sheets of black cardstock.  To conserve cardstock, you can cut out the centers of the black cardstock.

My photos measure 4″ x 6″ and 4″ x 4″.  I double matted the photos with black cardstock and plaid print paper.  The black mats are 4-1/8″ x 6-1/8″, 4-5/8″ x 6-5/8″, 4-1/8″ x 4-1/8″ and 4-5/8″ x 4-5/8″.  The plaid mats are 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ and 4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″.

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I included a border punched from black cardstock using the On The Vine Border Punch and sign posts that I hand cut from a piece of paper from the Timber Paper Pack.  I cut apart the pumpkin and leaf border stickers and layered them to create my pumpkin patch and trailed the vine sticker up the sign post.  I adhered the most forward rows of pumpkins and leaves with Foam Squares.  I also included a few individual pumpkin stickers to fill out the patch.

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My second layout is a fun and easy Halloween two-page spread.  I used a tool that I don’t often use anymore – the Two-Way Corner Rounder.  I cut 2″ squares from the cute jack-o-lantern, bats and spider papers and rounded the corners with the Two-Way Corner Rounder.

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I matted my photos with white cardstock and also rounded the corners on the mats and photos.  I included a few fun stickers and adhered some with Foam Squares.  I finished the layout with details added with a Silver Pen.

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My next layout was created on two sheets of Timber Paper (I love how the Timber Paper coordinates with so many of CM’s collections!)  When I created this layout, I must admit to randomly cutting triangles of different sizes and not measuring them.  I just held the paper up to the page and decided where to cut it.  If I were to do it again, I would at least create a 9-1/2″ x 9-1/2″ square out of the floral paper and cut it in half to form the two largest triangles for the middle of the layout.  I matted my triangle pieces with orange cardstock.

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I double matted my photos with orange cardstock and brown plaid paper and embellished the layout with border pieces across the bottom.  To create my borders, use the Original Border Maker with the new Garland Cartridge to punch a border from the brown plaid paper.  Mat the border with orange cardstock, and cut the border into 8-1/2″ and 3-1/2″ pieces.  Use the Flower Child Border Punch to punch a border from the brown plaid paper.  Use the Embossed Trio Flower Punch to punch pieces from orange and pale yellow cardstock.  Create flowers and layer them over the Flower Child border.  Cut the border into 6-1/2″ and 3″ pieces.

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You may have already seen my last layout as it was featured last week on our Creative Life Scrapbooking Facebook page.  But I also wanted to include it here with my other Pumpkin Spice layouts.

Again, I used another sheet of Timber Paper as the background for this page.  On brown cardstock, I drew a pumpkin shape and cut it out with scissors.  I then cut 3/4″ strips from two of the patterned Pumpkin Spice papers to make my woven pumpkin.

To assemble the pumpkin, I put a very small amount of Repositionable Tape around the entire edge of the pumpkin.  I spaced out and adhered the vertical strips first and then started weaving by sliding the horizontal strips up from the bottom and adhering to the edges as I went.  You may have to adjust a bit as you go and may need to add extra adhesive after all of the strips are woven.

After all of the strips are in place, turn the pumpkin over and trim with scissors.  Finish your pumpkin with a freehand cut stem, Maple Leaf Punch leaves and Pumpkin Spice Stickers. My brown cardstock photo mat measures 9″ x 4-1/4″.

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I hope that you enjoyed seeing my layouts and that you give some of them a try!  All of the materials and tools that I used may be purchased on my CM website.

Please finish our Fall Blog Hop by visiting Julie and Diana’s blogs next.

Fran Smitherman:  Celebrating Your Beautiful Life
Lisa Brown Graham:  Lisa’s Workshop
Noreen Smith:  Organized & Creative Mom
Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe:  Karyn Crops (YOU ARE HERE)
Julie Tambrini:  Julie’s CM Blog
Diana Brinsley:  D. Brinsley’s Memory Keeping Blog

Happy Scrapping!
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CLS Summer Blog Hop – Star Spangled Scrapbook Layouts

Happy Fourth of July, and welcome to our Creative Life Scrapbooking Summer Blog Hop!  There are six of us blog hopping today and sharing some great summer scrapbooking ideas with you.  I’m the first stop on the hop, and you can find the link to the next stop at the bottom of my post.

I used the new Limited Edition Star Spangled Paper Pack from Creative Memories to create my 4th of July layout.  This paper pack is only available while supplies last and features traditional patriotic designs and true red, white and blue colors.  I was inspired by the name of the paper pack to create a layout featuring stars.  Currently, CM has three star-based tools that I used for my layout – the Star Border Maker Cartridge, the 4-Way Hearts & Stars Corner and Hole Punch, and the Shooting Star Punch.

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Start your layout by creating a border for the top of your page.  Use the Original Border Maker System with Star Border Maker Cartridge to punch a border from the light blue patterned paper.  Cut the border off of your paper at 1-1/2″ using the 12″ Decorative Trimmer.  Use the 12″ Decorative Trimmer to cut a narrow 1/8″ piece from Red Cardstock for the bottom of the border.

Mat a 4″ x 6″ photo with Red Cardstock.  Create photo corners from 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ squares that are punched with the 4-Way Hearts & Stars Corner and Hole Punch.

I created my jumbo star from 5 triangles that I matted with slightly larger triangle shapes.  Cut three 3-1/4″ x 4″ squares and two 3-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ squares from the red patterned paper.  Cut three 3-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ squares and two 4″ x 5″ squares from the light blue patterned paper.  Cut each square into a triangle as shown below and mat the red squares on top of the blue squares.  Assemble your star, by positioning the pieces in relation to your photo to get the spacing and shape that you desire.  I used Repositionable Tape for my star pieces as I had to tinker with them a bit.  I adhered my photo with Foam Squares.

The title piece is cut from one of the sheets of the Star Spangled Paper and double matted with light blue paper and Red Cardstock.  Punch the corners of the light blue paper with the 4-Way Hearts & Stars Corner and Hole Punch.

To embellish the page, I cut the heart piece from a sheet of the Star Spangled Paper, matted it with Red Cardstock, and adhered it with Foam Squares.  The light blue flowers are from the Mix & Match Blue Bouquet Embellishments, and I punched the ribbon pieces using the Shooting Star Punch.  The stars in the centers of the flowers were punched using the 4-Way Hearts & Stars Corner and Hole Punch.

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For my second page, I created a side border using the leftover triangle pieces from cutting the star pieces for the first page.  I repeated the top border, and matted my larger photo in the same fashion as my photo on the first page.  I included a journaling box and another paper flower embellishment.

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You can purchase all of the materials and tools used on my Creative Memories website.

Thanks so much for visiting with me today and joining our Creative Life Scrapbooking Summer Blog Hop!  Fran is the next stop on the hop.  Enjoy!

Karyn at Karyn Crops (You are here.)
Fran at Celebrating Your Beautiful Life
Julie at Julie’s Creative Memories Blog
Lisa at Lisa’s Workshop
Candace at Scrappin’ Jpegs
Noreen at Organized & Creative Mom

Happy 4th and Happy Scrapping!
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Winter Blog Hop With Creative Life

Welcome to our Creative Life Scrapbooking Winter Blog Hop!  We’re so glad to be back hopping and sharing some winter scrapbooking ideas with you.  At the end of my post, you’ll find the link to take you to the next stop on our hop.

I’m in the midst of a love affair with the Glacier Collection from Creative Memories!  I’ve already used up two packs of paper and two packs of stickers.  I also have to admit to going out in single digit freezing weather just to get some snow photos to use with this beautiful collection!  Once I started making pages, I couldn’t stop.  So I have a few layouts to show you today.

My first page might be my favorite!  I used a page sketch that Creative Memories shared with advisors and gave it my own twist.

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To make my page, cut the birch bark paper to 11.5″ x 11.5 and mount on 12″ x 12″ navy cardstock.  To conserve cardstock, you may cut out the center of the navy cardstock first.  Cut four strips from the snowfall paper that measure 2.5″ x 10″, notch the ends, and then following the same angle cut off a 3/4″ chevron shape.  Rub black chalking ink or the side of a wide point black pen around the edges of the pieces.

From the Variety Mats, fussy cut a series of trees and ink the edges.  My photos are 4″ x 4″ and matted with navy paper.  My journaling box is a Variety Mat cut to 4″ x 4″ and also matted.  Assemble the page by tucking the bottom edges of the photos and journaling box under the trees.  I used Foam Squares to adhere my trees and the center photo.  Place the lovely vine border sticker across the bottom of your trees, and add the title sticker and fern stickers.  Adhere pinecone, bird, and snowflake stickers with Foam Squares.

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My second layout is a fun snowman-making page!  I have a lot of ideas happening on this page, but I think it works as a background to highlight one large photo .

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To make this page, cut the blue paper to 11″ x 11″.  To evenly space your punched out snowflakes, flip the blue paper over and measure to the center of the page.  Use the Snowflake Trio Punch to punch snowflakes in the center.  Punch more snowflakes from each edge of the paper.  And then center the punch between the center snowflakes and the edge snowflakes to make your last two punches.  (Unfortunately, the Snowflake Trio Punch sold out quickly and is no longer available.  So if needed, substitute other snowflake punches.)  Adhere the blue paper on top of the knit print paper.

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Using the Victorian Border Punch, punch fences from white and brown cardstock.  Adhere the white fence behind the brown fence to look like snow.  Use the Original Border Maker System with Snowman Cartridge to punch a row of snowmen from white cardstock.  Cut off of your cardstock at 2″.  Adhere snowmen to the fence, and cut the entire border to 7.5″ wide.

To make the large snowmen, use the Custom Cutting System with the largest Circle Pattern and cut a circle from white cardstock using the blue blade on the inside edge.  Cut a circle from white cardstock and another from the knit print paper using the medium size Circle Pattern and the green blade on the inside edge.  From the knit paper circle freehand cut scarf pieces.  Also freehand cut arms and a nose from cardstock.  Use the old Button Trio Punch to punch three buttons.  Assemble the pieces as shown.  Repeat for the smaller snowman using the medium sized circle pattern with blue blade on inside edge and the smallest Circle Pattern with the red blade on the inside edge.  The heart is a punch out from the Border Maker System with Heart Chain Cartridge.

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To finish your page, mat your photo with royal cardstock and knit print paper.  My photo is cropped to 5.75″ x 5″.  Add journaling boxes and stickers as shown.  Use Foam Squares to adhere some of the punched out snowflakes, and use a black pen to add detail to the snowmen and snowman border.

My next layout features large snowflakes that I created with the new Daisy Bouquet Punch, the new Arrow Border Maker Cartridge, and the old Star Maker punch.

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Cut the snowfall paper to 11″ x 11″ and adhere to navy cardstock.  To conserve cardstock, you may cut out the center of the navy cardstock first.  Use the Border Maker System with new Arrow Cartridge, the new Daisy Bouquet Punch, and the old Star Maker to punch pieces for your snowflakes.  Layout the pieces for the large snowflake on your paper to get the spacing and design figured out before you start adhering.  The Precision Point Adhesive Pen is

very handy for this.  Use a navy pen to add detail, and use Foam Squares to add dimension.

Select a Variety Mat with a title, and mat it with navy cardstock.  Also mat photos with navy cardstock.  Use the Original Border Maker System with Snowflake Chain Cartridge to punch borders from white and navy cardstock, and adhere navy borders behind the white.  Trim borders to size and adhere.  This page would also look nice with the snowflake borders going horizontally.  I positioned mine vertically to evoke the feeling of the large icicles in my photos.

After a recent snowfall, we took a special drive to see snow on the mountain.  So with this title on my mind, I knew that I needed to make some mountains for my last layout.

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To make my mountains, use the Custom Cutting System with the diamond from the Gemstone Cutting Patterns.  My large mountains are cut using the red, green and blue blades on the outside edge.  My small mountains are cut using the red and green blades on the inside edge.  Cut matching pieces from white cardstock, and use your All-Purpose Scissors to add rounded edges.  I used black chalking ink on the edges of my mountain and snow pieces.  Assemble the mountains as shown and adhere the smaller mountains with Foam Squares.

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Use the Original Border Maker System with the Snowflake Chain Cartridge to punch borders for the tops of your pages.  I used the old Word Bubble Punch to make snow clouds that I also edged with black ink and adhered a few with Foam Squares.  Mat your photos with navy cardstock and use Navy ABC Stickers for your title.  Add the tree and house stickers as shown.

The Glacier Paper and Stickers are truly lovely and are one of my favorite collections from Creative Memories.  You can purchase these materials and the current tools on my Creative Memories website.  And don’t forget to follow Creative Life Scrapbooking on Facebook where we share weekly ideas, page sketch challenges and virtual crops!

Thank you so much for visiting with me today, and please hop on over to Fran’s blog for the next stop on our Winter Blog Hop!

Noreen Smith
Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe (You are here!)
Fran Allen Smitherman
Julie Tambrini
Stefani Jones
Lisa Brown Graham
Sarah Fitzgerald

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Fall Blog Hop

Hello and welcome!  My friends and I at Creative Life Scrapbooking are so glad that you’re joining us for our Fall Blog Hop!  After you finish looking at my projects, click on the link at the bottom of my post to hop over to Stefani’s blog to see more ideas.

Today I’m sharing scrapbook pages using all of Creative Memories fall themed products!  I made my first page using the Exclusive Limited Edition Croptoberfest 2017 Project Recipe Kit.  This kit contains decorative paper, stickers, cardstock and instructions to make two double-page layouts and is only available to purchase directly from a CM advisor.  Instead of using the kit instructions, I used the materials to make my own fall themed page.

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Use a 12″ x 12″ white scrapbook page or piece of white cardstock as your base.  From the decorative paper and cardstock in the kit, cut a variety of strips of varying widths and 6″ in height.  Using CM’s Original Border Maker System with the Zig Zag Cartridge, punch three borders from the orange print paper and cut each in half.  From green floral print paper, cut a 12″ x 1/2″ strip.  Using the Border Maker with the Scallop Dot Cartridge, punch a border from the teal cardstock and cut off of your cardstock at 2″.  Assemble page as shown adding stickers and faux pen stitching as shown.  I used Foam Square Adhesives to adhere some of my stickers.

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I used CM’s Limited Edition Toil & Trouble Paper Pack and the Exclusive 2017 Croptoberfest Cardstock for my second page.  This pack of cardstock coordinates with all of our fall collections and can only be purchased directly from a CM advisor.  To make my page, use the cream cardstock in the pack as the base of the page.  From the floral designer paper, cut a 3″ x 12″ strip.  From the teal dot paper, cut a 2″ x 12″ strip.  From wood print designer paper, cut strips that measure 1″ in height and notch the ends with scissors.  Thinly mat the wood strips with the dark orange cardstock.  Cut two 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ photo mats from the dark orange cardstock.  Using the Maple Leaf Punch, punch 6 dark orange cardstock and 6 orange print leaves.  Assemble page as shown adding title with CM’s new Burnt Orange ABC Letter Stickers.

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The Countryside Comfort Collection was perfect for my last three fall pages.  To make the page above, cut bird print paper to 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ and adhere to a 12″ x 12″ piece of brown cardstock (To conserve cardstock, cut out a hollow square frame from the center of the cardstock first.)  From brown cardstock, cut a photo frame to 10-7/8″ x 4-1/4″.  Crop photos to 3-1/2″ x 4″ and adhere to mat.  Use CM’s new Victorian Fence Punch to punch a fence from brown cardstock and adhere underneath the top of the photo mat.  Using the Border Maker with new Pumpkins Cartridge, punch two borders from brown cardstock and one border from orange print designer paper.  Adhere the two brown pumpkins border together, and then add the orange pumpkin border onto the top adhering with Foam Squares.  Adhere border to bottom of photo mat.  From brown cardstock, use Maple Leaf Punch to punch 20 leaves.  Use Maple Leaf Punch to punch 10 leaves from gold designer paper and 10 leaves from orange designer paper.  Mat the leaves and assemble as shown.  Adhere the top 6 leaves with Foam Squares.  Add titles using the new Everyday Sentiments Embellishments.

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To make my second Countryside Comfort page (above), cut wood print paper to 11″ x 11″ and adhere to top of the plaid paper.  (To conserve paper, cut out a hollow square frame from the center of the plaid paper first.)  Using the Border Maker with Scallop Dot Cartridge, punch a border from orange paper, cut off of your paper at 2″, and trim to 11″ wide.  Using Victorian Fence Punch, punch a fence from brown cardstock, cut to 11″ wide, and trim as shown.  From floral print paper, cut a 11″ x 3/8″ strip and thread through the fence piece as shown.  (See photo below.)  Using the Custom Cutting System with the largest Circle Pattern, cut a circle from floral paper using the green blade on the outside edge.  Cut a circle from brown cardstock using the blue blade on the outside edge.  Crop photos to 3-1/2″ x 4″ and mat with orange paper cut to 3-3/4″ x 4-1/4″.  Assemble page as shown adding banners, a journaling box and Countryside Comfort stickers as shown.  I used Foam Squares for my banners and stickers.

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For my last page, I used paper, stickers, and variety mats from the Countryside Comfort Collection.  I also used the November Sketch from Creative Scrapbooker Magazine as my inspiration.

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To make the page above, cut the white/grey print paper to 4-3/4″ x 10″ and mat with a 5″ x 10-1/4″ piece of navy cardstock.  Mat the two variety mats with navy cardstock cut to 1/4″ larger, and add photos that are also matted with navy cardstock.  Using the Victorian Fence Punch, punch fence pieces from the white/grey print paper and navy cardstock.  Using the Custom Cutting System with the heart from the Gemstone Patterns, cut a heart from orange print paper using the red blade on the outside edge and cut a second heart from navy cardstock using the green blade on the outside edge.  Use CM’s old Daisy Punch and Maple Leaf Punch to punch flowers and leaves from wood print and orange print papers and navy cardstock.  Assemble page as shown adding stickers and using Foam Squares to adhere the flowers and the bird stickers to the fence.

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Make sure to “Like” and “Follow” me and the others at Creative Life Scrapbooking on our Facebook Page where we share weekly features and host special events.  Here are some borders that I recently shared using CM’s fall products.

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Please let me know if you have any questions about my projects or any of the materials that I used.  You may purchase the tools and materials on my CM website.  If you would like to purchase the Exclusive 2017 Croptoberfest Project Recipe Kit or Croptoberfest Cardstock, please contact me.

Thank you so much for visiting with me, and hop on over to Stefani’s blog to see more great ideas!

Sarah Fitzgerald at Click Write Share
Noreen Smith at Organized and Creative Mom
Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe at Karyn Crops (YOU ARE HERE)
Stefani Jones at Crop With Stef
Fran Smitherman at Celebrating Your Beautiful Life

Summer Scrapbook Ideas You Can Use Now-June Blog Hop!

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Welcome to our June Blog Hop!  The team at Creative Life Scrapbooking is back with a blog hop full of summer scrapbooking layouts and ideas.  At the bottom of my post, you’ll find the link to take you to the next stop on the hop.

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Sweet goodness is the perfect description of the new Made With Love Collection from Creative Memories!  The papers, stickers and variety mats are full of cheerful prints and food-inspired motifs.  This ensemble is the perfect complement for all of your food and kitchen related photos and memories.

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My first layout preserves the memory of my granddaughter eating her first ear of sweet corn in my kitchen.  The Made with Love Collection seems to be created especially for me as my kitchen is red and yellow and full of antique and vintage items.  To evoke the look of my battenberg lace curtains, I framed the pages with borders made with CM’s Original Border Maker System and Scallop Dot Cartridge.  I cut apart a border punched with our new Doily Border Punch to frame the title.

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I adhered the floral stickers with Foam Squares and added further embellishment with a few leaves punched with CM’s Leaf Trio Punch.  I finished the page with faux pen stitching and journaling.

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For my second layout, I created mini cutting boards with our 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch to mat my photos.  I edged the strip in the middle with borders punched with the Original Border Maker System with Zig Zag Cartridge.

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Again, I adhered the stickers with Foam Squares, added a few leaves punched with the Leaf Trio Punch, and finished the page with some pen details.

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My last layout shows that you don’t need food related photos in order to love and use the Made With Love Collection.  The sweet prints and floral accents are perfect for a variety of other uses.  I used some black cardstock and CM’s Original Border Maker System with the Scallop Dot and Zig Zag Cartridges to really make this page pop.

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I simply adore the color palette and prints in this collection and look forward to using it more!  Please click here to purchase any of the items used on my pages.

Thanks so much for visiting with me, and please continue to the next stops on our blog hop!

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Summer Scrapbook Ideas You Can Use Now – June Blog Hop
Presented by the team at Creative Life Scrapbooking

1.  Fran Allen Smitherman at Celebrating Your Beautiful Life
2.  Sarah Fitzgerald at Click Write Share
3.  Noreen Smith at Organized and Creative Mom
4.  Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe – YOU ARE HERE
5.  Lisa Brown Graham at Lisa’s Workshop
6.  Julie Tambrini – At Julie’s Creative Memories Blog
7.  Stefani Jones – At Crop With Stef

 

Spring Blog Hop

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Hello and welcome to our Creative Life Scrapbooking’s Spring Blog Hop!  We’re so glad that you’re hopping with us today and hope that you’re getting inspired by what you see.

I’m absolutely in love with the new Woodland Whimsy Baby Boy and Baby Girl Collections from Creative Memories.  In fact, they might be my favorite collections yet.  Although they are being promoted as baby collections, the paper and some of the embellishments and stickers are neutral enough to be used for almost any kind of scrapbook page.  (Please visit my website to see the entire collection and purchase any of the items.)

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Today I’m sharing an Easter layout and a Mother’s Day card that I created with the Woodland Whimsy Baby Girl Paper and Stickers and tools from Creative Memories.  As soon as I saw the colors in this collection, I knew that they would be perfect for last year’s Easter photos.  I’m a sucker for wood-grained or wood-paneled paper, and this collection has two gorgeous sheets with a deer motif.  Although not inherently Easter-inspiring, I just had to use this sheet for my layout.

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I love making pretty pages, and this layout has a lot of beautiful detail.  I enlarged the signature photo to 5″ x 7″ and drew further attention to it with a faux grapevine wreath cut from three shades of brown cardstock.  The fence-like border at the bottom ties the pages together and also brings some of the wood-paneled paper to the first page.  To create movement and more cohesion, I repeated the garden vine embellishments in three spots.  Lastly, the yellow daffodils made with our new Cherry Blossom Punch and Embossed Trio Button Punch add a final bright spring touch to the layout.

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To make this layout, you’ll need:

Woodland Whimsy Baby Girl Paper
Woodland Whimsy Baby Girl Stickers
Woodland Whimsy Baby Embellishments
Watercolor Green ABC/123 Stickers
Yellow paper (I used yellow paper from the new CM Fur Buddies Paper Pack.)
Brown Cardstock in three shades
White and Evergreen Cardstock
Custom Cuttting System with old CM Jumbo Circle Pattern
Original Border Maker System with Lace Scallop Cartridge and Zig Zag Cartridge
Garden Vine Punch
Cherry Blossom Punch
Embossed Trio Button Punch
All-Purpose Scissors
Foam Squares
Tape Runner
Repositionable Tape Refill
Brown Dual-Tip Pen
(Please visit my website to purchase any of these items.)

  1.  Cut the deer paper to 7″ x 12″ and cut a sheet of the light green paper to 5.5″ x 12″.  Adhere the deer paper to the light green paper making sure to end up with a 12″ x 12″ piece.
  2. The borders were made with 1-1/2″ high strips of wood paper edged with layered cardstock and paper borders punched with the border maker system and zig zag cartridge.  From white cardstock, use border maker and lace scallop cartridge to punch borders and adhere the sticker strips.  Adhere this piece to the wood border with foam squares.
  3. Cut three hollow rings from the solid brown cardstock (I used three different shades.) using the old CM jumbo circle cutting pattern.  Use the green blade on the inside edge to cut first and without moving the cutting pattern, cut again with the red blade on the inside edge.
  4. Punch vines from the dark green paper and solid evergreen cardstock.  Layer the dark green pieces on top of the solid evergreen pieces.
  5. Make daffodils with the cherry blossom punch and embossed trio button punch.  Slightly fold the petals to give some dimension. Adhere the flowers with foam squares.
  6. Mat photos with a narrow white mat and a larger mat from peach plaid paper.
  7. Assemble page as shown and add pen detail and journaling.
  8. The arrow for my title is from the embellishment pack.  I adhered the bunny and mushroom stickers with foam squares.

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For my second project, I made a Mother’s Day card from the same materials.  The basket card opens up to reveal a bookmark and a bouquet of paper flowers.

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My bookmark measures 2-3/4″ x 5-1/4″.  I notched the ends and punched the hole with our new CM 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch.  The flower was made with our Cherry Blossom, Daisy and Embossed Trio Button Punches.  I adhered the flower and stickers with foam squares.

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To make the basket, cut a sheet of brown cardstock to 4-1/2″ x 12″ and fold in half to make a 4-1/2″ x 6″ piece.  Keeping the fold on the bottom, cut around the top part of the piece using our Custom Cutting System with the 4″ x 6″ oval pattern and blue blade on the outside edge.  Without moving the pattern, cut around the pattern with the red blade on the outside edge to make the handle of the basket.  With straight trimmer, cut across the top of the basket to reveal the handles as shown below.  Trim the sides of the piece if needed to match up the handles with the sides of the basket.

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I embellished the front of my basket with a mat from the Woodland Whimsy Baby Girl Variety Mat Pack and paper flowers.  I added more flowers to the inside of the card as shown in the photo above.  This would make a cute Mother’s Day, Birthday, Shower or Graduation card.

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Thanks again for hopping with us today and make sure to follow Creative Life Scrapbooking on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest where we share more great page and project ideas.

The next stop on the hop is Lisa at Lisa’s Workshop.

Stefani at CropWithStef
Fran at CelebratingYourBeautifulLife
Noreen at OrganizedAndCreativeMom
Candace at Scrappin’Jpegs
Karyn at KarynCrops (You Are Here.)
Lisa at Lisa’sWorkshop
Diana at D.Brinsley’sMemoryKeepingBlog

Happy Spring!

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February Blog Hop

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Welcome to our Creative Life Scrapbooking February Blog Hop!  I hope that you have loved the projects that you’ve seen so far and that you love these pages that I made with our new Mi Amor Collection from Creative Memories.  This collection contains a mix of cute paper prints, die cut embellishments and stickers – perfect for making pages of your loved ones!

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Since I didn’t have any photos that were quite perfect for the Mi Amor Collection, I purchased a few cheap props from the dollar store and coaxed my granddaughter into an impromptu photo shoot.  She was short on patience that day, but I managed to capture several keepsake photos.

My first page is raining hearts and is a take-off of my “Thankful” page from November.  It’s also dedicated to my scrapping friend, Fran, who so loves that page.

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I used our Picket Fence and Heart Chain Border Maker Cartridges on this page.  Both of these cartridges currently come bundled with our Border Maker System, and the Heart Chain Cartridge is also available for purchase separately.  I made an extra tall fence by punching one end of black cardstock with the Border Maker; cutting the border off of the black cardstock at 2-1/4″; and then punching the other side and trimming off the pointed ends.  Since the strip wasn’t wide enough to fit in the Border Maker guide, I used Post-It Notes to extend the border to hold it in place.  (See photos below.)

To make the heart garland, I made a small snip with my scissors in-between every three hearts so that I could bend the chain into shape.  I used Foam Squares cut in half to pop the garland off of the fence.  The small hearts are the punch-outs from the heart chain.  I also used Foam Squares with those.  I hand-sketched the tree myself.

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My second page shows a great way to use our new Button Trio Punch!  I made a large heart template by folding a 12″ piece of black cardstock in half, sketching half of a heart and cutting it out.  With a pencil, I lightly traced around the heart onto my background sheet of black cardstock and used this as a guide for adhering my buttons.  The buttons were punched from the Mi Amor Paper and red, cranberry, white, beige and gray cardstock.  I used Foam Squares to randomly pop some of the buttons.   The die cuts are from the Mi Amor Embellishments, and I used our Ruby ABC/123 Stickers for the title.

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Lastly, I’m sharing this two-page layout.  To make the large heart, I cut strips of Mi Amor Paper into 1″ and 1/2″ strips and randomly adhered them to the large heart template that I made for the button heart page above.  I left a small space between each strip so that the black background of the heart would show through.  After taping down the pieces, I cut off the over-hang.  The border across the bottom was made with our new Dot Scallop Border Maker Cartridge and our Heart Chain Cartridge.  I used our old CM Heart Maker to punch a variety of hearts.  I cut the top parts from the hearts, reassembled them, and added faux pen stitching to give a patchwork look.

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I hope that my pages inspired you!  You can even save them to your Pinterest account for future use, and you can find the materials and tools available for purchase on my Creative Memories website.

I’m the last stop on our Blog Hop today, but below are the links to revisit any of the sites.  Make sure to visit and “Follow” our new Creative Life Scrapbooking Facebook Group for more ideas and inspiration.  Thanks much for hopping with us today – we’ll be back soon!

Diana Miller Brinsley at D. Brinsley’s Memory Keeping Blog
Stefani Jones at Crop With Stef
Fran Allen Smitherman at Celebrating Your Beautiful Life
Sarah Fitzgerald at Click Write Share
Julie Tambrini at Julie’s Creative Memories Blog
Noreen Smith at Organized and Creative Mom
Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe at Karyn Crops (You Are Here)