CK & Me: November

Hello, creative friends! I’ve spent the entire morning going through an incredible group of CK & Me submissions. Yes, in this season of thanks, it’s easy to express thanks for a job where I get to spend time being inspired by you. Thanks so much for sending in your layouts. We love seeing what you’ve been up to. Take a look at some of what we’ve received.

It appears many of you find Kim Watson’s work inspiring, and several of you were attracted to this festive layout in particular, which was featured in our Nov/Dec 2011 issue.

It’s so fun to see how two people can take inspiration from the same page and scraplift it in completely different ways. Amy Wheeler took her inspiration from the right side of Kim’s page to create this beauty. Great work, Amy!

Like Amy, Mary Staveness was also inspired by Kim’s design. Take a look at how she took a holiday layout and transformed it into an everyday page simply by changing up the products used. Well played, Mary!

Here’s a fun CK & Me twist. Our next featured scrapbooker was inspired by a past feature opener (the cute lead-in to an article). She loved what Cindy Tobey did to introduce the “Pretty Spooky” article in our October 2010 issue. She created a paper pieced scene, complete with an spook-tacular haunted house.

Since Halloween has come and gone, Natalie Strand used the inspiration to create something a bit more timely–a bunch of paper-pieced gingerbread houses. This is very sweet, Natalie! Great job.

Of course, we hope you’ll take a minute and congratulate these gals on work well done. And we invite you to submit your own CK & Me work. Simply send a picture of your work, along with information on the project that inspired it (designer, issue featured in, page number, and how you were inspired) to with “CK & Me” in the subject line. Your work could be featured on our blog or in a future issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.

And we’d love to take a minute and thank you for all you do to continue and inspire us. Seeing your work makes our day, and we greatly appreciate you taking the time to submit. Or, let us know how you’ve been inspired by Creating Keepsakes magazine this year by leaving a comment. Twenty lucky readers will receive a beautiful Christmas Keepsakes Box from Stampin’ Up!

Megan Hoeppner, creative editor

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45 Responses to CK & Me: November

  1. Lori Glennon says:

    I love to “lift” banner ideas for parties and seasonal home decor. New products and papers featured in CK give me an inspiration when I’m not quite sure what I want to create.

  2. Angela A says:

    I have been inspired from all the great layouts I have seen this year! They just keep getting better and better! And I love the sketches too! Without them, I would be lost sometimes!

  3. Elizabeth L says:

    CK is the best! I love getting your magazine and feeling excited about scrap booking! I always learn a new technique and that inspires me!

  4. Karen S. says:

    I love the gingerbread house garland. Thanks CK – for sharing these talented friends!

  5. Kim O. says:

    I love CK and all the great home decor ideas I can make with my Scrapbook supplies. And of course, I love to look at the techniques that different people use in their scrapbooking.

  6. Cristy Butzen says:

    I don’t think I could live without the layout inspirations – that’s my biggest sticking point in scrapbooking. Oh, and I’ll definately by scraplifting that gingerbread house garland….it’s just too sweet!

  7. mel says:

    I actually love to try and read the “stories” there on the scrap page. So many wonderful memories and similar life experiences in our family of man! Thanks everyone for sharing! Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Rebecca Lyles says:

    Love the sketches and I love to scraplift ideas!

  9. Jamie Greene says:

    I adore the blog and the magazine and all the tips and tricks you bring us, Thank you:)

  10. brooke says:

    The Teen Talent Contest this year really inspired me to keep going with my scrapbooking! It’s what I love to do. :)

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  12. Melinda T says:

    You guys are amazing and I thank you for what you guys do! Thanks for giving me inspiration, motivation and knowledge to be a better scrapper and for sharing layouts and tips and techniques!

  13. Carrie says:

    I love getting the magazine and perusing for great new techniques and ideas. I also enjoy the blog and the different things that have been featured. I love how CK opens up my creativity to try new things!

  14. Sheri K says:

    I love the articles about home dec items and new products and techniques–I’m a technique junkie and love to get new ideas for stuff to do on my cards and layouts. Thanks CK for inspiring me!

  15. Debbie L. L. says:

    CK magazine has inspired me to use new color combinations. I feel like choosing color combinations is my weakness, so I use a lot of ideas from the magazine. Thanks so much!

  16. Heaney says:

    I am inspired by the many beautiful and stunning layouts on CK mag which moved me to scrapbook photos of my son and myself too. The tips & technique section is the most valuable resource that helps beginner like me to start scrapbooking.

  17. I love the font used in the current issue of CK in an article by Mou Saha titled “from my Thankful Heart”….what font is this?

  18. Mai says:

    That gingerbread banner is adorable!

  19. Nicole says:

    I lOVE the scraplift ideas! Thanks!

  20. photochic says:

    I just love so many of the pages and sketches that are put in the CK magazine that I’m constantly marking the pages to save for later! One thing I miss though is Jennifer McGuire’s card column… but that’s why I got a Paper Crafts subscription now! :)

  21. Sav O'G says:

    OHHH! I just love CK mags–I love all the LOs and design ideas…I go through them right away when I get them in the mail, and then I look again and again throughout the month–and even months after the magazine was published! LOVE it!!! Thanks!

    Happy Thanksgiving:)

  22. Rap says:

    You have some many inspirational ideas that one can never run out. Keep up the good work.

  23. SandyP says:

    I love scanning them magazine for ideas. I am always inspired by the colors and sketches.

  24. I am sure I am too late, but I wanted to say I have enjoyed getting my issues of CK because I’m always inspired to create after I’ve looked at a new issue! thanks kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

  25. jen shears says:

    I love all of the inspiration I find here!!! So many ideas, now I just need to find more time! :)

  26. Andrea Johnson says:

    I love club challenges that encourage me to use the magazine inspiration each week/month!

  27. Beth Hallgren says:

    There hasn’t been one issue that I haven’t found an inspiring idea!

  28. Cindy Davis says:

    I find all kinds of inspiration from CK magazine and online.

  29. Laura Bruynell says:

    There are so many talented gals featured in the magazines monthly. I have been very inspired by all of the Tips & Tricks issues this past year.

  30. Skeeter says:

    I’m inspired by the many sketches. I also love to see the various techniques and colors. The magazine is just stuffed with inspiration on every page! ~Bev~

  31. Laura Mooney says:

    I love the new and fresh idea I get from the mag in each and every issue!

  32. Starr says:

    CK has inspired me through all the new LOs and ideas that come through their magazine every month. I especially enjoy the LOs done in the latest and greatest sections. The fast pages are also very inspiring. I look forward to new inspirations coming in the new year.

  33. Kelly Foster says:

    Thanks for the chance to win!! I just got done reading my jan/feb 2012 issue cover to cover and I am feeling Sooo inspired, thanks, CK!!!

  34. susan ott says:

    I love CK magazine! I am always inspired by so many great layouts and great organizing ideas. I just renewed my subscription, keep the ideas coming!!!

  35. Christy S. aka emeraldvalkyrie says:

    Thank you for the chance to win. It’s hard not to find something to inspire me in the magazine or the website. I love the challenges on the Club Ck blog. The fast pages from the magazine are also a wonderful help.

  36. Joanne Spalla says:

    I have been inspired by the timesaving ideas.

  37. Sandy MM says:

    All my CK mags are dotted with sticky notes marking ideas I want to try. I really like the sketches, especially those using 4×6 photos.

  38. LCJinRoslyn PA says:

    I picked up my first CK magazines in a local thrift shop — but really got inspired this year when I joined Club CK. I have never made so many LOs – and so many that I really feel GOOD about! Now I have a digi-subscription, and I am just loving the goodies — so much to learn, so much fun to try new things! Thanks, CK!

  39. csescrap13 says:

    I love all of the great ideas in the monthly magazine and the weekly challenges on the CK blog!!! I wouldn’t be without either one!!!

  40. PattiM says:

    I love that I can pick up my magazine any time of the day and look through it for inspirations when I need to.


    {Pattie’s passion}

    I Scrap So All Moments Are Remembered!

  41. alisonm says:

    Inspiration? Almost every page has something to get my creative juicies flowing!

  42. Candee says:

    I have been inspired so many times because CK has one of the best scrappin’ magazines out there. The talent of its submitters is sometimes overwhelming to me. Things are constantly being “changed up”, and I draw inspiration for my own “changing up” from what is published in CK.

  43. Steffanie S says:

    Oh, I hope I’m not too late! I love CK and have been a loyal reader and subscriber for probably 6 years now. I can’t imagine scrapping without you! Thanks so much for all the inspiration and continued growth you have provided for me over the years!

  44. mandi says:

    Cute projects

  45. Stephanie DiSabato says:

    I love Club CK and the blog. I love being able to see so many different methods, sketches, and designs!

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