I don’t know about you, but I love summer! School is out, and there are so many exciting things to do—take vacations, go camping, play in the pool, enjoy the sun—that you always end up with bunches of fun memories to scrapbook. However your family celebrates summer, you can find cute and creative ideas for your summer scrapbooking layouts in the July/August 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.
Let’s take a look at how one CK reader was inspired by a layout from this issue:
“Thank U” by Shannon Brouwer has a clean and simple design that can easily be scraplifted for layouts for any occasion.
Thank U by Shannon Brouwer, as seen in the July/August 2012 of Creating Keepsakes magazine, page 45.
When she saw Shannon’s layout, Milagros Rivera thought it would be perfect for her vacation photos. The only problem was she had one vertical and one horizontal picture–what to do? Then Milagros thought, “Why not flip Shannon’s design to make it vertical?”And the result was this beautifully scraplifted page. Nice thinking, Milagros!
Roma by Milagros C. Rivera.
Another CK reader (and Club CK moderator), Gloria Martens, is always on the lookout for layouts that use lots of pictures, such as Laura Vegas’s “Wedding Party” layout in the May/June 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes.
When Gloria saw Laura’s layout, she knew it would be perfect to scrapbook her photo shoot of children enjoying the great outdoors. She added even more photos by including two pictures in place of each of Laura’s 5″ x 7″ photos, and used soft pastels to match her theme. Beautifully done, Gloria! (And extra kudos for the adorable handmade outfits!)
Matching by Gloria Martens.
As much fun as it is to take vacations and play outside, sometimes there is no nicer place to be on a summer afternoon than your own home. Searching for a way to scrapbook her daughter’s love for time spent at home, CK Reader Kerry Cawthorne was inspired by two layouts in the September 2008 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.
First, she found exactly the design she was looking for in Elizabeth Kartchner’s home-shaped layout.
Then, she fell in love with the tree accent on Tiffany Tillman‘s “Growth Interrupted” layout.
Kerry combined Elizabeth’s home-shaped layout with Tiffany’s tree accent, added some embellishments of her own, and created this sweet and adorable page. Well done, Kerry!
Home Sweet Home by Kerry Cawthorne.
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 layouts. Simply send a picture of your layout, along with information on the project that inspired it (designer, issue featured in, page number, and how you were inspired) to email@example.com with “CK & Me” in the subject line. Your layout could be featured on our blog or in a future issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine! Happy scrapping!
—Meghan Nestel, Assistant Editor