Sun-Kissed Scrapbook Layouts

 

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Aloha!  Today I’m sharing two layouts that I created using the Sun-Kissed Collection from Creative Memories.  This collection is full of cool blues and greens and warm coral tones, and it has some cute tropical themed stickers and embellishments.  Although I currently don’t have any beach or tropical photos to scrapbook, I still found a way to use the collection.

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The Sun-Kissed Collection is perfect for some of my lake and boating photos!  I created this double-page layout by using the Original Border Maker System with the new Rolling Waves Border Maker Cartridge to punch all of the way around both sheets of the water print paper.  The corners came out wonky as they were double punched, but I simply used my scissors to trim them.  I adhered both sheets to 12″ x 12″ sheets of White Cardstock.

 

I created my border by using the Original Border Maker System with Rolling Waves Border Maker Cartridge to punch both sides of 12″ x 2″ strips of the lime patterned paper.  Start by punching the border along one side of your paper.  Cut the border off of your paper at 2″.  Since the strips were too narrow to fit in the Border Maker Guide, I used Post-It Notes to hold the strips in place while punching the other side.  I adhered my borders to 12″ x 2″ strips of White Cardstock.

 

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For my title piece and some extra decoration, I cut apart the “Away We Go” Variety Mat and matted the pieces with the dark coral print paper.  The cut-apart Variety Mat pieces are:  5-3/4″ x 1-7/8″; 5-3/4″ x 1″; and 5-3/4″ x 1-1/4″.  I also matted all of my photos with the dark coral print paper.

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I journaled on a second Variety Mat and adorned the pages with Sun-Kissed Embellishments and Stickers.  I also included a few leaves punched from Evergreen Cardstock using the new Tropical Leaf Punch.  I adhered some of the pieces with Foam Squares.  To finish the layout, I added pen dots around all of my waves.  This really didn’t take too long to do, and it added some great detail.

 

 

My second layout features my grand-daughter dressed for “Tacky Tourist Day” at pre-school!  It was the perfect photo-op for the Sun-Kissed Collection!

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For my layout, I punched two sides of a 12″ x 12″ sheet our new Aqua Cardstock using the Original Border Maker System with Rolling Waves Cartridge and cut it off of the cardstock to make a 1-1/2 inch “L” shape. The corner of the “L” was wonky after being punched twice, so I shaped it using my scissors. I also cut a 1-1/2 inch “L” shape from the lime patterned paper and adhered both to a sheet of the flamingo patterned paper.

 

My photo is 5″ x 7″, so I cut a 6″ x 8″ photo mat from Evergreen Cardstock and used my scissors to cut fringe all the way around to mimic the grass skirt.  I journaled on a Sun-Kissed Variety Mat and adorned the layout with Sun-Kissed Embellishments and Stickers. I also included a few leaves and flowers punched from the Tropical Leaf Punch and the Embossed Flower Trio Punch.  I used Foam Squares on the title sticker, hula girl embellishment, and some of the flowers to give the page some extra pop.

 

All of the materials and tools can be purchased on my Creative Memories website.

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July Crop Club

Our new Cool Serenity Collection is perfect for beach, lake and river photos.  The shades of blue and green are beautiful, and the embellishments are some of my favorites.  I used this collection and the page sketch below from Noreen Smith for my July Crop Club.

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The border on this layout was made with our Original Border Maker System with our new Grass and Ocean Waves Cartridges.

 

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I used Foam Squares to create the layered Ocean Waves border at the bottoms of these pages.

 

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The grass border at the bottom was punched from the green cardstock in the Travel Solid 12×12 Cardstock Paper Pack. This pack of cardstock coordinates perfectly with the Cool Serenity Collection.

To purchase any of these items, please visit my CM website.  Through July 29th, receive $10 off of your online purchase by entering HEART10 in the Discount Codes box on the View Cart page.  To attend my next Crop Club workshop, please contact me.

 

Have Travel Photos?

We have TWO great new travel collections for you – Cool Serenity and Uncharted!  They are totally different, but both are beautiful!  I love the paper prints in both of these collections, but I really LOVE the die cut embellishments!  And to top if off, we have an item that has been on the top of my personal wish list – a new Grass Border Maker Cartridge!  Yay!  Here are some pages that I made with each of the new collections.

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I’m quite fond of this page that I made with our Uncharted Paper Pack, Embellishments, Stickers and Slide-In Pack!  Although it may look complicated, it was a snap to make.  The building tops are just small pieces of paper that I trimmed to points.  The green border on the bottom was punched with our Original Border Maker with Crown Cartridge.

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For this page, I started with an Uncharted Predesigned Page and added a Crown Border to look like a railroad trestle.  For instructions on how to make both of these pages, please see my post on the CM Blog from June 14th.

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This is a Cool Serenity Predesigned page that I dressed up with some added embellishment.  The grass border and the sun were made with our Border Maker with new Grass Cartridge.  The banner consists of 2″ circles that were cut in half.

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This layout is made with Cool Serenity Paper, Stickers and Embellishments.  The border at the bottom was punched with our Border Maker with Grass Cartridge.  The cute clouds were punched with our Word Bubble Punch – which is now only available while supplies last.  For instructions on how to make both of the Cool Serenity pages, please see my post on the CM Blog from June 20th.

 

 

 

 

New Hello Baby Collections

Last month, CM introduced our new Hello Baby Girl and Hello Baby Boy Collections.  Each collection features a beautiful embossed Fast 2 Fabulous Album, pre-designed album pages, a Slide-In Pack, a Paper Pack, and Stickers.  And there’s also an Embellishment pack that coordinates with both collections.  To compliment all of this cuteness, a new Button Chain Border Maker Cartridge was also released.  On April 29th, I was the guest blogger on the CM Blog.  Here are two page layouts that I created for my post about using the baby papers and fun color combos for non-baby pages.  To see the entire blog post with more page layouts and instructions, please click on the Idea Tab on my CM website.  If you love what you see, please leave me a comment!

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This layout was created with paper from our Hello Baby Boy and Hello Baby Girl Paper Packs.  The borders were created with our Diamond Scroll and Lace Flower Chain Border Maker Cartridges.

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This layout was created with our Hello Baby Boy and Hello Baby Girl Paper Packs.  The border was made with our Chevron Border Maker Cartridge.

 

Love This Paper Pack!

Here are two more reasons to attend my National Scrapbook Day workshop on April 22 & April 23!  I made these pages using our exclusive National Scrapbook Day paper and stickers.  Attending my event is the only way to get these great items.  Attend both days or one.  There will be lots of scrapping, make-n-takes, demos and displays, a page class, door prizes and more!  Please contact me for a registration form.

 

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I made the water using our Shape Maker and 2″ Circle Cartridge.  The boat was made with our Border Maker and Film Strip Cartridge.  The flags were either free hand cut or punched with our Chevron and Star Border Maker Cartridges.  The clouds are trimmed from our Word Bubble Punch.

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The pieces on this page were cut from the NSD paper and stickers.

 

 

National Scrapbook Day

I’m holding a two-day workshop to celebrate National Scrapbook Day on Friday, April 22 and Saturday, April 23.  Come one day or both days!  There will be lots of scrapping fun, food, make-n-takes, page classes, door prizes, inspiration and more!  Please contact me for a registration form.

I’m excited to share that I’m the newest member of the CM Design Team.  As an assignment for the team, I created the pages below using our Exclusive National Scrapbook Day items.  Making these pages will be an optional class available at my National Scrapbook Day workshop.  The only way to get the exclusive paper and stickers is to attend my workshop.

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Lighthouse pages made with our Exclusive National Scrapbook Day items, our Border Maker with Picket Fence Cartridge and our new Word Bubble Punch.

 

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Boardwalk pages made with our Exclusive National Scrapbook Day items.