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

Toil & Trouble Halloween Scrapbook Page

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Have you seen the Toil & Trouble Collection from Creative Memories yet?  It’s super fun for Halloween pages, but the paper is doubled sided and has neutral prints that can be used for almost any occasion.  I love the combination of the of bright orange, yellow, black and teal colors!

On Friday, my friends and I at Creative Life Scrapbooking held a Virtual Crop on our Facebook Page.  We shared six different ideas using the Toil & Trouble Paper and Stickers and the newest tools from Creative Memories.  Make sure to visit our page and “Like” and “Follow” us.  We have weekly features and special events where we share lots of ideas for using scrapbooking materials and tools from Creative Memories.

Here’s the page that I shared on Friday.  You can find printable instructions and a printable cutting template for the spooky tree on our Facebook Page.  I used the NEW Victorian Fence Border Punch, the Original Border Maker System with the NEW Pumpkins Border Maker Cartridge, and the Custom Cutting System from Creative Memories to make my page.  You can purchase all of these tools and the Toil & Trouble Paper and Stickers on my Creative Memories website.

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Copy and/or adapt my page and share a photo of it on our Creative Life Scrapbooking Facebook Page!  We would love to see your version!

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Adventure Scrapbook Layouts

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Happy Scrapping!

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