12X12 layouts


In Alberta, Canada right now we are in snowy wonderland. The frost on the trees , the crystal blue skies and the fluffy piles of white snow are so picturesque and calling us to play outside. BUT IT’S COLD! Giggle Giggle! I don’t wanna go outside! Flipping through the Winter issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine this morning – THIS layout, designed by Lori Domes – SPOKE to me! I can hear the waves and taste the salt!  AND I am 100% positive that it is warm!!!!! The paper tearing technique on Lori’s layout really gives the feeling of movement of the waves and the Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal drops add the PERFECT bits of sparkle. The only problem with Tonic Studios Nuvo Crystal Drops – I never know when to stop adding them! More is always better – right?! Lori’s layout was  featured in the Winter issue of Creative Scrapbooker…

Grab those Christmas photos of YOU and scrapbook them!!! Yep – its that easy!  Get those photos out of your shoebox and make a layout or two or three!!!  Your family will love it!!!!  Check out this layout designed by Kim Gowdy featuring Echo Park Paper Co. Kim’s layout celebrates Christmas morning in 1966! Love it!  The patterned paper and die cuts are from the Eco Park Paper Co. A Lumberjack Christmas collection. The white patterned paper in the background was created using Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock and Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide ink. The branches were created using Sizzix Tim Holtz dies AND everything was adhered together using Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.Kim’s layout was  featured in the Winter issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. Get your copy today! Happy getting ready for the big holiday friends!

Hello Creative Scrapbookers! It’s Jayme here with some scrapbook pages I just couldn’t wait to create once I saw the ‘Simple Vintage Coastal’ line from Simple Stories. I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them! I love the soft colours and the shabby feel to the patterns- perfect for my kinda messy style! I chose these papers because of the variety of colours and patterns that suit both tropical beach experiences and holidays like mine- on the Emerald Isle. It was not a hot destination, but we spent a lot of time traveling along the Irish coastline. The blues, greens and neutrals worked perfectly for my oceanside photos. First up, I’ll share a page of a less than flattering photo of myself. I’ll own it. Our stop at the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge heritage site was not one that I chose. But democracy won and I was outvoted. Over…

Hi friends! Noreen Smith from OrganizedandCreativeMom.com here, sharing two layouts based on a single sketch featuring Harvest Delight and Wicked Cute collection by Creative Memories. As I mentioned last month, I create sketches to share on my own blog and YouTube Channel, but I ‘m always looking for new inspiration for my scrapbook pages. Did you know that every week, Creative Memories posts a Round-Up of sketches based on the layouts and projects shared that week on their blog? What an incredible, ongoing source for new ideas! I was itching to scrapbook as I couldn’t wait to play with the new fall and Halloween collections – Harvest Delight and Wicked Cute (just two more reasons to love fall!)… …and I wanted a fast and easy sketch that could fit three photos. I really liked this Creative Memories Sketch – I loved that it incorporated borders as part of the design…

I love a good collection and Simple Stories never disappoints. Their new “Merry & Bright” Collection has an abundance of yummy pieces: chipboard, stickers, frames, tags, wash tape and paper. Everything coordinates making layering and and creating embellishment clusters a dream. This layout is actually a large “Z”. If you squint you can see it. I was inspired by an advertisement I saw in a magazine. The page is comprised of three embellishment clusters built on three cardstock circles to create a colorful photo stack. I used an assortment of the “Bits & Pieces”, Chipboard Stickers, card-stock stickers and washi tape to create three photo-stacks.  Along the bottom, I decorated a card-stock border sticker with little words. Then I mounted the vintage car on a couple of Pop-Up Dots™ by Glue Dots to give it some height. Layering these elements creates interest, depth and a bit of whimsy.  It looks like my…

Hello everyone Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog with a simple Happy Birthday layout featuring products by MultiCraft and Chameleon Pens. I was immediately drawn to Multicraft’s Art Therapy Stickers. They are massive stickers that you can color, how fun is that?  They offer so many possibilities.  The package comes with large stickers and labels that can be combined to create a graphic, whimsical layout. I could have colored the entire sticker, (they are smooth and they love Chameleon Pens), but I opted to leave it in black and white and just color one label.I adhered the label sticker to some cardstock to give it some strength.  After I colored it with my Chameleon Pens I mounted it on foam squares to give some dimension to the layout. The large Art Therapy stickers have a sentiment in the middle. Using an exact-o knife I cut around the inside of…

There is ALWAYS time to join our monthly sketchy challenge. Each and every month Kerry Engel designs a sketch for your creative inspiration.  Create a layout, card, canvas, art journal – whatever your creative heart desires – and upload it to our Sketchy Gallery. You can do the sketches each month or you can do whatever sketch in whatever order you would like! There are no rules. Browse through our gallery to find past sketches, check out what other fellow scrapbookers have done with the sketches and leave your comments on projects that you love. Our sketchy gallery is a fabulous place to meet and be inspired by creative souls just like you. June Sketch Here is a look at the June 2018 sketch! And here is Tracy McLennon’s Take on the Sketch SUPPLIES: Creative Memories- Woodland Whimsy Collection (patterned paper, embellishments and designer stickers), Cardstock (White, Grey),…

Each and every week, we look back in time and remember the beautiful art of our late friend and colleague Christy Riopel. Christy’s designs are timeless. So many of her creations from way back when continue to inspire us today. This week we are looking back to a Text Talk article and the layout that Christy designed especially for the feature. In the 2015 Summer issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine, we did an entire featuring on the language of smartphone…or as we called it Text Talk. We featured layouts that included everything from hashtags to abbreviations to smartphone graphics and emojis. This was such a fun theme…looking back it makes me think that we should revisit this page call and see how we are inspired by our smartphones today! Here is the layout that Christy designed for this feature. Have a wonderful Saturday everyone. In loving memory of Christy Riopel -…

Hello everyone! Kerry Engel here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog playing with the Paper House Productions collection – Paradise Found Beach collection. Do you ever see a paper collection and instantly know that you have a picture that was made for that collection? That’s exactly what happened when I saw the Paper House Productions “Paradise Found” collection. I’ve had this photo of my daughter on a boat cruise in Californian for about 4 years – waiting for the perfect inspiration.  I also have to admit that I’m addicted to Paper House Productions large image patterned papers. I love the challenge of building a layout that ties into the image on the paper. My goal with this layout was to keep things soft and calm like my photo, to maintain that “magic hour” glow and to tie in my image with the background paper. Here’s how I went about it.…

Jayme Loge here on this lovely Tuesday in April.  I’m going to confess right off the top that spring has never been my favourite season. It’s wet, and windy and muddy and grey. But this year, with our record breaking, never ending winter I am craving spring like never before.  Bring on the melt! Bring on the mud! Bring on the drab, dusty landscape! Bring on anything but snow for my eyes to see! As a scrapbooker, I can make these wishes come true. I escaped to my scrapbook area and dug out some favourite spring photos. Although it is too soon yet for gardening, it is one of the rituals that I love about the season. I come from a long line of gardeners, and remember many a spring day planting and hoeing and planning with my extended family. My grandparents had the most astounding gardens and I am…

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