Stacy Croninger - Digital Managing Editor
Did you enjoy seeing a few of the projects from Creating Keepsake’s latest publication Scrapbooking Boys & Men? Did you miss a day or two or is this your first day to join us this week? Well you’re in luck – I’m going to review the projects we showcased this week and introduce a fun contest.
On Monday, we showed you Laina Lamb‘s layout The Time of Your Life where she used music lyrics to form her journaling.
The Time of Your Life by Laina Lamb, as seen in the Scrapbooking Boys & Men special issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.
On Tuesday, we looked at color with Maggie Holmes‘ layout The Very Best Daddy. In this layout she shows how metallic gold and soft pinks can create a layout any man would want to appear on.
The Very Best Daddy by Maggie Holmes, as seen in the Scrapbooking Boys & Men special issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.
Wednesday brought us a layout from the Hey There, Handsome section that includes tips for getting great photos of your men. Autumn Baldwin‘s layout – Not Very Big is a great example of changing your perspective to capture movement in your photos.
Not Very Big by Autumn Baldwin, as seen in the Scrapbooking Boys & Men special issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.
And that brings us to Thursday. Kim Watson shows how to make a rough and tough background by adding texture to your paper. Her layout, Gonna Hold Tight, uses color and texture to create a uniform and masculine feel.
Gonna Hold Tight by Kim Watson, as seen in the Scrapbooking Boys & Men special issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.
Have I convinced you that you need to run out and buy Scrapbooking Boys & Men? We’ve only shown you a small part of what you’ll find in this publication, including pattern and color inspiration, photo tips and tricks, journaling ideas, as well as techniques and products that make the perfect, manly layout. Plus, there are projects you can make and give to the men in your life.
Now for the contest. Pinterest is a great place for inspiration and we want to help you build your creative resources. You’ll need a Pinterest account, so if you don’t have one hop on over to Pinterest and set one up. Now, here’s the plan. We want you to pin the images from this week’s look at Scrapbooking Boys & Men. You can either repin one of the images in this post, the combined image above, or go to our Pinterest boards and pin from there (Hint: Look in the boards for each layout’s designer).
You have until Tuesday, May 21 at midnight MDT to pin projects and then we will randomly draw one winner for this amazing prize package that includes paper collections from Echo Park Paper (Boys and This & That: Charming Collection), BasicGrey (Oxford), and October Afternoon (Sasparilla). The Sasparilla collection also includes buttons, die cuts, journaling cards, flair, chipboard, stickers and trim. The Charming collection also includes chipboard pieces. Plus, we’ve included a copy of Scrapbooking Boys & Men.
Important contest note: We apologize, but due to increased shipping costs Creating Keepsakes is no longer shipping prizes outside the US. But we definitely don’t want our international winners to walk away empty handed. If your shipping address is outside the US and your comment is selected, you’ll receive a one-year subscription to Creating Keepsakes magazine. If you’re an existing subscriber, your subscription will extend. Thank you for your understanding.
Have fun pinning and thanks for kicking off the launch of Scrapbooking Boys & Men with us.