Little Lamb Non-Baby & Baby Scrapbook Layouts

While I was busy getting ready for my annual National Scrapbook Day workshop, Creative Memories introduced the very adorable Little Lamb Collection at the beginning of the month.  The soft sweet prints are perfect for baby pages, but they are also neutral enough to be used for non-baby pages too.  The collection includes Little Lamb Baby Boy and Little Lamb Baby Girl papers, stickers, variety mats and Fast2Fab albums and pages.  The Little Lamb Embellishment pack is gender neutral and can be used for boys or girls.

I used Little Lamb Baby Girl Paper and Stickers and Little Lamb Embellishments for my first layout.

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To make my hanging heart banner, use the new Double Heart Punch from CM to punch a variety of hollow hearts.  Cut the smaller Foam Squares in half, and use them to adhere the heart pieces.  Finish your hanging heart banner with hand-drawn loops and epoxy dots from the Little Lamb Embellishment Pack.

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The llama border is 12” x 2-1/2” and torn with a CM Tearing Tool.  The yellow print piece is 12” x ½”, and the pink piece is 12” x ¼”.  My photo is 4” x 5-1/4” and matted with a 4-1/4” x 5-1/2” piece of pink paper.   The yellow piece behind my photo is 3-1/2” x 6-1/2”.

I added a variety of Little Lamb Embellishments, Little Lamb Baby Girl Stickers, and the inside pieces from the Double Heart Punch.  I adhered most of these pieces with Foam Squares.  To finish my layout, I added faux pen stitching with a fine-tip brown pen.

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For my non-baby page, I used gray cardstock and papers from both the Little Lamb Boy and Little Lamb Girl Paper packs.  The farm print paper and light mint are from the Baby Boy pack, and the wood-grained, yellow, and peach prints are from the Baby Girl pack.  I also used the Little Lamb Baby Girl Stickers and the Little Lamb Embellishments.


Since I matted the farm print and wood-grained papers with gray cardstock, I conserved paper by cutting hollow squares from both sheets of the gray cardstock and the farm print paper.  The farm print paper measures 11-1/2” x 11-1/2”; the smaller gray piece is 10” x 10”; and the wood-grained piece is 9-3/4” x 9-3/4”.

For my fence, I used the old Rustic Fence Border Maker Cartridge from CM.  If you don’t have this cartridge, you can use your scissors to cut a border from the Victorian Fence Punch to look more rustic (see photo above).

My jumbo corn journaling box was made from several pieces cut with the Custom Cutting System and the 3-1/2” x 5” Oval Cutting Pattern with red blade on the outside edge.  To make narrower ovals that are more corn-like, cut partially around the oval pattern and then move the pattern over to create tear-drop shapes.

For my “Farm” title, I initially cut letters from the peach paper using my Cricut.  But the peach paper was too light, and the title didn’t show up very well.  So I traced around the letters using a gray pen.  You could do the same with a stencil or write it free-hand.  I adhered all of the embellishments and the small title sticker with Foam Squares.

I look forward to making more baby and non-baby pages with this adorably sweet collection!




2018 National Scrapbook Day Layouts – Part 5

Well, we finally reached the end!  I scrapped all of my photos from my granddaughter’s birthday party, and I used up most of two National Scrapbook Day Kits and two packs of the coordinating Paper. I still have four full sheets of paper and lots of paper scraps that I’ll use for making cards and scrapbook borders.  It will be nice to entirely use up these materials and not add to my growing stash of scrapbook paper and stickers!


I used two sheets of cloud cardstock for the base of these pages and again added strips of paper.  I love how the top pieces of striped paper and the sticker banner resemble an awning that is perfect with my playhouse photos.  The green color in the paper is also almost a perfect match for the green on the house.  Sometimes things work out really well!

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To make the top border piece, assemble a 12″ x 1-3/4″ piece of the white print paper, a  12″ x 3/4″ piece of the green striped paper, and a 12″ x 1/4″ strip of royal cardstock.  Add the sticker border with Foam Squares.  The pieces on the bottom border are 12″ x 3/4″, 1/4″ and 1-1/4″.  The title stickers and ice cream cone stickers are adhered with Foam Squares.

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Repeat the borders on the second page and add stickers with Foam Squares, journaling and more faux pen stitching.  (You’ve probably noticed that I love adding pen work to my pages.  Although it’s a simple technique, it can have a big impact on a layout.  It can tie pieces together and can add a pop of color when needed.  And the addition of black can really help to tone down a layout with lots of different colors and patterns.)

Although all five of my layouts look different, the use of materials from the same collection and the consistent use of faux pen stitching give the series of layouts a nice cohesive look.


Thank you so much for following my 5 part series!  I hope that I’ve inspired you and given you some ideas to try.  Please leave me a comment and let me know which layout that you like best!

As I’ve mentioned previously, the Creative Memories National Scrapbook Day Kit, Paper and Stickers are exclusive and limited edition items that can only be purchased directly from a CM advisor.  If you don’t have an advisor, I would love to help you get the materials.

Happy National Scrapbook Day!



2018 National Scrapbook Day Layouts – Part 4

Hello! This is day four of my five days of National Scrapbook Day layouts using the exclusive National Scrapbook Kit, Paper and Stickers from Creative Memories.  These items are only available from a CM advisor.  If you don’t have an advisor, please contact me and I’ll be glad to help you get the materials.

The kit comes with instructions to make two layouts designed by CM, but I wanted to give the attendees of my up-coming National Scrapbook Day Workshop some alternative ideas for the materials.  And once I made a page, I couldn’t stop – the materials are so cute and perfect for my birthday party photos!


I used white cardstock as the base of these pages and added multiple strips of designer paper.  From top to bottom, the size of the strips are:  1/2″, 2″, 5-1/4″, 1-1/2″, and 2″.  The 1-1/2″ yellow strip was placed under the bottom of the blue piece.  I punched the bottom of the blue piece using the Original Border Maker System with the NEW Double Chevron Cartridge.  I love this new border cartridge – it’s such an interesting and versatile pattern!

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I cut the border sticker at the bottom center of the page and adhered it with Foam Squares.  All of the other stickers are also adhered with Foam Squares.

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My journaling box is 3-1/4″ x 2″, and again all of the stickers are adhered with Foam Squares.  I used the Black Dual-Tip Pen to add faux pen stitching to both pages.


I’ll see you back here tomorrow for my fifth and final day of National Scrapbook Day layouts!  Bye for now…


2018 National Scrapbook Day Layouts – Part 3

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Hi!  I’m glad that you’re back for Part 3 of my 2018 National Scrapbook Day layouts!  The National Scrapbook Day materials are such a happy collection of papers and stickers and are perfect for photos of a birthday party!  Stay tuned as I still have two more layouts to share with you.

The National Scrapbook Day Kit, Papers and Stickers are exclusive items only available from a CM advisor.  If you don’t have an advisor, I would be glad to help you get the items – just send me a message!

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Last weekend, I attended an event for Creative Memories advisors, and this is my interpretation of a page sketch that was shared with us.  I used two sheets of white cardstock as the base of these pages.

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The wide border consists of multi-colored pieces that measure 12″ x 1″ and 12″ x 1/2″.  I cut these pieces in relation to the pattern on the paper.  I wanted the rows that had yellow scallops.  The four royal cardstock strips are 12″ x 1/4″, and the green striped piece is 12″ x 3″.  I used the Original Border Maker System with the Button Cartridge to punch the final piece of the border.  The title stickers are adhered with Foam Squares.

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I used the Custom Cutting System with the medium sized Circle Cutting Pattern and the blue blade on the inside edge to cut the three circle pieces at the bottom of the page.  The stickers are adhered with Foam Squares.

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I cut the circles for my ice cream cone using the Custom Cutting System with the medium-sized Circle Cutting Pattern and red blade on the inside edge.  I started with a 2-1/2″ x 3″ rectangle for the cone.  To make a cone shape, cut on a diagonal from the top corners down to the center of the bottom edge. I cut the cherry from red cardstock using the smallest Circle Cutting Pattern and the blue blade on the inside edge.  I highlighted the cherry with the Silver Metallic Dual-Tip Pen, and adhered it with a Foam Square.

My photos are 4″ x 6″ and 4″ x 4″, and my photo mats are 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4 and 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″.  For my journaling, I drew uneven wavy lines to write above.  And I finished the layout with faux pen stitching using the Dual-Tip Black Pen.

See you back here tomorrow!  Happy Scrapping!


2018 National Scrapbook Day Layouts – Part 2

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Welcome back for my second layout featuring the exclusive National Scrapbook Day Kit, Papers and Stickers from Creative Memories!  These materials are super cute and perfect for pages featuring children.  I still have 3 more layouts to share, so make sure to come back and visit with me over the next three days.

If you don’t have a CM advisor, I would be glad to mail these exclusive items to you as they are only available directly from an advisor.  The kit is $12.50, and the coordinating paper pack is $5.00 – plus everyone who purchases from me will also receive a coordinating sticker strip for free.


As with my first layout, these pages also started as single pages that I later put together as a double-page spread.  If I had started as a double-page layout, I would have done something different with my banner stickers.  But since I had already added the faux pen stitching, I decided not to move them.

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For the first page, I used the orange print paper as the base and added a 6″ x 12″ piece of the green striped paper.  I punched an edge of the white print paper with the Original Border Maker using the Scallop Dot Cartridge and cut it off of my paper at 2″ wide.  The peach patterned strip is 3/4″ wide.

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To make my ice cream cone, I cut my photos using the Custom Cutting System and the smallest circle cutting pattern with the red blade on the outside edge.  The yellow print, red cardstock, and royal cardstock photo mats were cut on the outside edge with the blue blade.  The cone piece is 4-1/2″ wide and cut on a diagonal from the outside corners to the center of the bottom of the piece.  I matted the “cherry on top” sticker with a red cardstock circle cut from the medium circle pattern on the inside edge with the blue blade.  It is adhered with a Foam Square as are all of the other stickers.

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The orange print paper is also the base for the second page.  The green striped strips are 3/4″ and 2″ wide.  The wide scalloped border is 1-1/2″ wide, and the peach print strip is 3/4″ wide.  My two photo mats are 6-1/4″ x 4-1/4″, and my six photos are cropped to 1-7/8″ x 4″.  All of the stickers are adhered with Foam Squares.

Lastly, I used the Dual-Tip Black Pen to add some faux pen stitching.  I love how the simple use of a pen can add so much to a page!

I’ll see you here again tomorrow with another National Scrapbook Day layout!



2018 National Scrapbook Day Layouts – Part 1

With National Scrapbook Day right around the corner, I thought that I would share some layouts that I made with this year’s exclusive National Scrapbook Day Kit and National Scrapbook Day Paper from Creative Memories.  These materials are only available directly from a CM advisor.  If you don’t have an advisor, I would be glad to mail a set to you.

The kit comes with instructions to make two double-page layouts.  But I decided to combine materials from the kit, the coordinating pack of paper, and also the exclusive individual sticker sheet to create my own pages.  I went a little crazy, and used most of two kits, two packs of coordinating paper, and two of the single sticker strips to make 5 double-page layouts of photos from my granddaughter’s last birthday.  If you love these materials and my pages, you might want to get 2 packs of each as they are limited edition items.  Please keep checking back as I’ll be sharing a different two-page layout with you over the next 5 days!


At first, I made these as individual pages but decided that they would work together as a double-page layout.  I love the bright fun colors, stickers, and my large cherry embellishments on these pages!

To start, cut the background papers to 11-1/2″ x 11-1/2″ and adhere to pieces of 12″ x 12″ royal cardstock.  To conserve cardstock, you may cut out the centers of the royal cardstock first.

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To make the border, punch one end of the blue paper using the Original Border Maker with Scallop Dot Cartridge.  Cut off of your paper at about 2-1/2″ wide.  Add a 1/2″ yellow strip and a 1/4″ dark orange strip.  Punch small circles from yellow paper, and start layering the circles with your stickers.  I cut my stickers off of the sticker sheet with scissors and played with my positioning before removing the backing and adhering them to the page.  I also used Foam Squares on most of the stickers.

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To create the cherry journaling box, use the largest circle cutting pattern from the Custom Cutting System.  Use the blue blade on the inside edge to cut a circle from white cardstock and the green blade on the inside edge to cut a circle from red cardstock.

To create the stem, I used the medium sized circle cutting pattern with the blue blade on the outside edge to cut about a quarter of the way around the cutting pattern.  Without moving the paper or the cutting pattern, I used the red blade on the outside edge to cut in the same spot.  To make the leaves, I used the inside cutting edge and the green blade to create teardrop shapes.  I adhered my top leaf with Foam Squares.

I used the same technique as above to create my double cherry embellishment on the second page.  The smaller cherry is cut from the smallest circle cutting pattern using the red blade on the inside edge.  I used the blue blade on the inside edge of the medium sized circle cutting pattern to cut a red cardstock circle for the sticker.  I adhered this finished piece and the top leaf with Foam Squares.

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My photos are cropped to 4″ x 4″, and my mats are 4-1/4″ x 4-1/4″ and cut from royal and red cardstock.  I cut the border sticker and adhered with Foam Squares on the top and bottom of my photos.

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Lastly I used our Red Dual-Tip Pen to add faux pen stitching around the scalloped edges of the border sticker on the top and bottom of the photos and also on both sides of my side border.  I used the Red and Green Dual-Tip Pens to add faux pen stitching around my cherry journaling box and embellishments.  I also used our Silver Metallic Dual-Tip Pen to add a little detail to the small cherry.  I love how the addition of the pen work really helped to make these pages pop!

Please send me a message if you need helping purchasing these materials, and please check back tomorrow for another double-page layout!


Archiver’s Hexagon Layout

Hello!  Today I’m sharing a layout that I made from elongated hexagon shapes and the Archiver’s Collection from Creative Memories.  Although this collection was designed as a heritage collection, it’s also great for almost any other kind of photos.  I like how it provides a soft subtle background for my photo.


To make my page, cut 10 pieces of designer print paper into 4″ x 6″ rectangles.  Measure and mark the tops of each piece at 2″.

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Position paper on the Creative Memories 12″ Straight Trimmer with the 2″ mark on the cutting groove and the top edge of the paper on the 60 degree angle mark.  Cut.  When you measure and cut your pieces, try to be as precise as possible.  You’ll notice on my page that a few of my pieces did not line up exactly.  This was probably due to my measurement or cut being off just a smidgen.

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Flip the paper over to the backside and repeat the cut.  Cut tops and bottoms of two pieces and just one end of the other pieces.  Cut photo(s) in the same manner.

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Cut 1/8″ off of each side of each paper piece and photo.

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Arrange pieces on coordinating or contrasting cardstock leaving between 1/8″ – 1/4″ between pieces and from the left and right sides of the cardstock.  I ran the pieces on the top and bottom of my page over the edge and cut flush with the cardstock.  But you could leave a border of cardstock on the top and bottom as I did for my left and right sides.  I suggest laying out all of your pieces first before you start to adhere.

You could also include more than one photo on your page or duplicate the page to make a double-page layout with more photos.

You’ll notice that I arranged the row with my photo about two-thirds of the way down verses in the center of the page.  I also spread out the paper colors and patterns and placed pieces with larger more graphic prints away from my photo so as not to compete with the photo.  I included journaling on a piece with a subtle print.

I embellished my page with the Archiver’s Laser Borders and Archivers Stickers for the date.  The title is from the Everyday Sentiments Embellishments.  (I love how items from different collections in the Creative Memories product line coordinate with each other!)  And lastly, I added a few flowers that I created with the new Daisy Bouquet Punch and adhered with Foam Squares.

You may purchase the products and tools that I used on my Creative Memories website.

Happy Scrapping!