It’s okay if you’ve got boxes of puzzles that missing pieces. We have a solution that is not so puzzling! Use those large pieces as playful journaling spots and accents. What a great way to “piece” your thoughts together.
Erin Lincoln used puzzle pieces with clear stickers to create her journaling on her Fun & Games layout for Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Tools & Techniques. Print your journaling on the clear stickers, apply to puzzle piece, and then trim around the piece. She also adhered patterned paper to several pieces to create a custom background and accents.
Here are two closeups showing the journaling and accents.
There are five additional Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks special issues with ideas for using paper, creating flowers, scrapbooking summer activities, and much more.
Becky Higgins created a sketch from a chalkboard hanging in her house for Creative Sketches for Scrapbooking. Here’s Becky’s take on her sketch and layout.
This scrapbook page was inspired by a chalkboard in my kitchen.
Although my actual chalkboard holds four pictures, I decided that three photographs would create a better balance across the top of my page. I added journaling information on a mini-clipboard and on an actual sticky note. The “chalkboard” is made from black cardstock, and the “chalk” is white crayon! I also included CKU logos on my chalkboard. I used silver circles, lifted on pop dots, to create the look of thick magnets on my page.
Looking for an easy way to incorporate back-to-school or graduation memorabilia (name tags, programs, first day of school papers, report cards, and more) on a layout? Try designing your own version of this chalkboard layout. (Remember to treat memorabilia with a product such as Archival Mist to make sure that items are safe for your pages.) Inspiration is everywhere you look. What’s hanging on the walls of your home that you can use as inspiration for a unique layout?
A wise man once said, “The happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others.”
How true that is, and what a wonderful feeling it is to help others. While Creating Keepsakes Conventions are such fun events to put on, there are a lot of working parts that require constant attention. With minimal staff at every show we couldn’t run our events without dedicated volunteers like you! In Seattle this year, our need is great. Did you know we have many different types of volunteer roles for almost every type of skill set & ability? Whether you are a crafter or not we will find a job to suit you. Plus, if you’re worried how volunteering might interfere with your schedule full of fun, don’t fret – we’ll work around your classes, scheduled shopping time, and crops!
If you have any questions regarding volunteer shifts feel free to email our customer service inbox and our helpful volunteer coordinator, Ashley will be happy to answer those queries.
The Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention is a great way to get together with friends before the holidays. We can’t wait to see you there!
Bring a warm and inviting feel to your page by using a bit of yarn on your layout. You can use it like Nicole Harper did on the Her Space layout she created for Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Texture by wrapping it around page accents, photos, or journaling blocks.