We’re halfway through August, but there’s still so much summer scrapbooking to do! From vacations to beach days, summer activities abound in these last few weeks of hot weather. So, before you start scrapbooking all the adorable autumn ideas in the September/October 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, let’s take a look at these scraplifted layouts from our spring and summer issues. Remember to check out all of the Creating Keepsakes issues for your own scrapbooking inspiration.
Use Elements from Different Scrapbook Pages
Elise Bokun starts us off with a great example of using elements from different layouts to create your own unique page. Elise fell in love with and used two very different layouts from the July/August 2012 issue as her inspiration. “Explore Cambodia” by Piradee Talvanna shows a fun shadowbox effect on a layout, and “Train” by Kim Watson gives readers several ideas for using envelopes on a page.
Exploring Cambodia by Piradee Talvanna, as seen in the July/August 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, page 72.
Train by Kim Watson, as seen in the July/August 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine, page 98.
Elise created her own shadowbox effect with a granddaughter layout, but changed out the travel theme for bright colors. By incorporating an envelope on a banner, Elise used Kim’s idea and added dimension to her layout. Great combination, Elise!
Beautiful Dreamer by Elise Bokun.
Be Flexible in Your Scrapbook Album Schemes
Brooke and her family have a busy schedule, so she decided that she would make a year album, creating one layout per month (with additions for birthdays, etc.). However, when she saw Shelly Jaquet’s layout, “Summer Reading,” in the July/August 2012 issue, Brooke knew she had to make room for it in her album.
Summer Reading by Shelly Jaquet, as seen in the July/August 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes, page 23.
“Halfway” was a chance for Brooke to show where her family was halfway through the year and fit extra photos into her album. Love the idea, Brooke!
Halfway by Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs.
Adapt to Fit Your Scrapbooking Style
Whatever your busy schedules bring, flexibility is the key. When looking at scrapbook layouts, you may not see something that matches your exact style or need. However, you will probably find ideas that you do like. Take those ideas and say, “How can I make this fit my style?” That is just what Renee Seguin did! She needed a more masculine layout and was able to use the mapping and embellishment ideas from Maggie Holmes’ layout “1st Day,” found in the Simple Scrapbooking special issue. Great job, Renee!
1st Day by Maggie Holmes, as seen in the Simple Scrapbooking 2012 special issue of Creating Keepsakes maagazine, page 35.
Time Flies by Renee Seguin.
These are amazing layouts, ladies! Congratulations on doing such a great job putting your own spin on these pages. For more ideas on how to scraplift a layout, download our tips for easy tips for page translation, or find a layout that inspires you in the September/October 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.
We would love to feature your CK & Me layouts on our blog. Simply send a picture of your layout, along with information on the project that inspired it (designer, issue featured in, page number, and how it inspired you) to firstname.lastname@example.org with “CK & Me” in the subject line. Your layout could be featured on our blog or in a future issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine! Here’s to those last oh-so-scrapbookable days of summer, and to a fall full of scrapbooking!
—Natalie McConnell, editor