Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Summer Scrapbook Ideas You Can Use Now! June Blog Hop Stop Number 6

Summer is here at last, and we have oodles of ideas for your warm-weather photos and projects! Thanks for blog-hopping with us.  Be sure to click on my fellow scrappers' links at the end of this post to see their creative ideas. 

My family and I are not doing any major traveling this year, but in 2015, we moved back to the US after several years of living in Africa (yeah, I have a lot of travel-themed pages!)  The Creative Memories Gallivant collection is fantastic - great colors and so many embellishments to choose from.  Much to my delight, they coordinate with the new navy cardstock - thanks for navy blue,  CM!

Here are the layouts I did for that exhausting, but exciting, 24 hours of travel..... 

I get excited about "map" paper, because we've lived so many places and have actually criss-crossed the globe.  

I wanted to highlight our travel route, so I used a pen and these little Gallivant collection "gems."  

I clustered some Gallivant stickers and gems to make my page title.

These luggage tag embellishments were a perfect way to show our itinerary (those are airport codes for Antananarivo, Madagascar; Paris, France and Chicago, Illinois)  I used skinny strips of paper to made the strings.

I love using pocket pages for all the extra pictures - it speeds things up and adds some visual interest.  

The journaling cards from the Variety Mat Pack are pretty basic, which means you can dress them up with the embellishments of your choice.

If you follow my blog, you know I'm a big fan of quick-and-easy pages. This is navy cardstock with a couple simple borders (the swell was made using the Decorative Trimmer), a card from the Mat Pack, and some of the adorable die cuts.  Creative Memories color-coordinated collections make pages SO easy!

This is how the four pages look together - my title page, both sides of the pocket page, and the last page. I like how the pocket pages let a hint of the other pages show through.  

Now I will send you on your way to our last blog, by Stefani over at Crop with Stef.  Whatever your summer brings, I hope we have given you some creative inspiration!  Now, go take pictures of your summer fun! 

Here are all the contributors today from Creative Life Scrapbooking; click on each to see their ideas:

Julie (you are here)

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

February Blog Hop

Glad you are along on today's Creative Life Scrapbooking blog hop!

Year after year, we take birthday pictures, and need to make birthday pages, so it's great that Creative Memories frequently introduces new celebration collections!  The newest collection is called Cake My Day, and I am loving the color combos and patterns.  They are useful beyond birthday pages.

I'd like to share with you a few original layouts I created with this collection. At the end, I will list links to the blogs of everyone in our group, so you can click through and be inspired!

**you can click on the photos for a larger image!**

This is actually a title page for an album, which I made with the Cake My Day collection. I don't do many one-photo pages!  But this was a great picture of my kids that I wanted to highlight on the first page.  The word "happy" was made using a thin metal die from Close to My Heart, cut using a Sizzix Big Shot.  The Argyle Border Punch made the vertical black border. 

Here's a bright and cheery birthday layout using Cake My Day paper and stickers (background cardstock is something I had on hand, not sure where it came from!)  I like how the black & white chevron/arrow sticker points to a favorite photo.  I left enough open/blank space on the layout to give the eyes a break; sometimes birthday pages are very busy.  

And one last page from the same birthday party.  Again, tried to keep the layout simple, as the papers are busy. 

That's it!  CM's great collections make color-coordination easy.  Now keep hopping....here's the list:

Creative Life Scrapbookers participating in today's blog hop:
Julie (that's me)

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