CK & Me: May/June 2012

Late May through early June is a time of transition—days are getting warmer, school is ending, and scrapbookers are starting to think about summer layouts while finishing up layouts from spring. And what better place to look for spring and summer scrapbooking layout inspiration than the pages of the May/June 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine?

Let’s take a peek at how one CK reader drew inspiration from a layout in this issue: “Football Star” by Maggie Holmes lends itself to being scraplifted—how cute would the sun background be on a summer layout, or the red, white, and blue embellishments on a Fourth of July page?

Football Star by Maggie Holmes, as seen in the May/June 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, page 72.
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When she saw Maggie’s layout, Chanell Rigterink was inspired by the use of two photos and by the stitched banners. She created this beautiful, feminine version of the layout in soft, spring colors, and expanded on the stitched banners by stitching circle banners along the top of her page. Nicely done, Chanell!

First Smile by Chanell Rigterink.
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Of course, the spring/summer scrapbooking muse can be inspired by more than spring/summer layouts. Check out these layouts that CK readers scraplifted from the January/February 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes to create their own summery pages:

First up is “Winter Snuggles” by Heidi Sonboul.

Winter Snuggles by Heidi Sonboul, as seen in the January/February 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, page 21.
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Gina Lideros fell in love with the pinwheels on Heidi’s page and decided to scraplift them for her “One of a Kind” layout. To create this fun and cheerful page, Gina made the pinwheels out of brightly colored patterned paper, which she chose to match the dresses worn by her and her sister in the photograph. Great job, Gina!

One of a Kind by Gina Lideros.
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Last but not least, we have “Little Man” by Lexi Bridges. Little Man by Lexi Bridges, as seen in the January/February 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, page 28.
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Inspired by the folder-like borders on Lexi’s layout, Betty Horner scraplifted them in her summer road trip album. She moved the borders from the outside to the inside of her pages and used the tabs for her journaling.  Way to be creative, Betty!

Safford, AZ to Lordsburg, New Mexico by Betty Horner.
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We’d love for you to join us in congratulating these ladies on a job 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! Happy scrapping!

Meghan Nestel, Assistant Editor

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4 Responses to CK & Me: May/June 2012

  1. Brenda B. says:

    Congrats! These are wonderful layouts!

  2. Thanks for featuring my layout, CK! I’m honored!

  3. Llynne Matthews says:

    Liked each and every layout I saw. Well done to all

  4. Jo~Anne says:

    Congrats to the winners, fabulous and inspiring scraplifts!

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