Sometimes life can go by in the blink of an eye. I’m not sure how the last six weeks have flown by so quickly, but in the hustle and bustle my blog suffered. I hope that these layouts make up for missing a post in September.
During the past two weeks, I’ve been busy making lots of sample pages from almost all of Creative Memories current product collections to share with the attendees at my up-coming weekend retreat. It’s been no small task as CM currently has about 20 different collections. I love to showcase all of the great paper patterns and coordinating mats, stickers and embellishments and also to show my customers lots of different ways to use our tools.
Here are the pages that I made from the Adventure Collection. I used the Adventure Paper, Stickers, and Variety Mats. Although most are single pages, they can all easily be adapted to double-page spreads.
To create this layout, cut the dark orange paper to 9″ x 10″, mat with brown cardstock, and adhere to beige cardstock. Cut a piece of the fish/log paper to 9″ x 2-1/2″ and cut in half diagonally. Flip one side over and mat both pieces with brown cardstock. Cut a piece of plaid paper to 3-3/4″ x 8-3/4″, notch the bottom edge, and mat with brown cardstock. My photo is 7″ x 5″ and also matted with brown cardstock. I adhered all of the stickers with Foam Squares.
This page shows a great way to use the Gemstone Cutting Patterns. Start by cutting the center paper to 10″ x 10″, matting with evergreen cardstock, and adhering to the background paper. Using the Custom Cutting System with the Gemstone Cutting Patterns, cut seven hexagons from designer paper and two photos using the green blade. Cut mats for the hexagons from evergreen cardstock using the red blade. Notch the edges of a 4″ x 6″ photo using the 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch and mat with evergreen cardstock. I adhered the title stickers and the two hexagon photos with Foam Squares.
I love the designer paper that I used for the background of this page and hated to cover it up. Start the page by adhering a 12″ x 2″ strip of the stone paper to the bottom edge. Cut a piece of navy cardstock to 12″ x 2-1/2″, and punch one edge using the Original Border Maker with Paw Prints Cartridge and the other edge with the Evergreen Cartridge. Adhere on top of the stone paper so the rocks show through the paw prints. Adhere the boot print sticker to the border as shown. The title piece is a variety mat cut to 4″ x 4″ and double matted with stone paper and navy cardstock. Punch antlers using the Outdoor Adventure Quartet Punch and adhere to the title mat. My photos are also 4″ x 4″ and matted with navy cardstock. I adhered the title mat, my photos and some of the stickers with Foam Squares.
To create this page, cut the log paper to 4″ x 12″ and edge with a strip of torn evergreen cardstock. Using the Original Border Maker with Evergreen Cartridge, punch two borders from evergreen cardstock. Layer the border pieces and cut to fit. Cut a piece of the tree sticker strip to fit. The journaling box is cut from a variety mat and embellished with antlers punched from the Outdoor Adventure Quartet Punch and stickers. I adhered the journaling box and evergreen tree stickers with Foam Squares.
My last layout is a quick and easy double-page spread. Using the Decorative Trimmer, cut four pieces from the fish paper measuring 12″ x 1″. Mat the border pieces with evergreen cardstock, adhere to background papers as shown. The title box is variety mat cut to 4-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ and matted with evergreen cardstock. The journaling box is also a variety mat cut to 3-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ and matted with evergreen cardstock. Punch fish using the Outdoor Adventure Quartet Punch and adhere with Foam Squares as shown.
If you’re looking for a fun and relaxing get away, consider attending one of my Camp Crop-A-Lot Weekend Retreats in central Illinois. My retreats run from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon with the option of adding Thursday as an extra day. The price to attend is all-inclusive and includes hotel accommodations (with or without a roommate), all catered meals and use of your own 6 foot scrapping table. I carry a full inventory of Creative Memories products and provide lots of sample ideas and demonstrations. I also offer optional page classes. Please contact me for more information about my retreats and workshops. I would love to meet you!