10 Amazing Pages from Our Readers

by Joannie McBride

 

Time for Stories by Crystal Livesay. Supplies Digital template: Kiss May by Two Sisters Designs; Patterned paper: Bleached Cardboard by Nicole Seitler and Art Nation - Imagination by Emily Powers; Word raffle ticket: Audrey Neal; Ribbon cluster: Truly, Modly, Deeply by Emily Merritt; Letters: Teeny Tiny Glass Alpha by ScarletHeels; Accents: Project 365 Embellishments and Project 365 Part Two by Nicole Seitler.

Digital Tip: When using a digital page template, don't be afraid to add your personal touch to make it your own. It's okay to go outside the template to add your own flair.

 

One Spring Morning by Efrat Kashat. Supplies Patterned paper: Die Cuts With a View (yellow), Dovecraft (white) and Junkitz (blue); Buttons: Making Memories; Chipboard: American Crafts; Die cut: Making Memories; Adhesive: Scotch, 3M; Other: Twine, crepe paper, fabric, thread and pen.

Stitching Tip: When stitching flower petals with a sewing machine, use the hand wheel rather than the pedal. You'll have more control that makes it easier to stitch the ends of the petals with rounded edges.

Check out more of Efrat Kashat's work here.

 

Smile by Lynn Ghahary. Photos by Anna Marie Mondro. Supplies Cardstock and embroidery floss: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket, Making Memories, Pink Paislee and Prima; Chipboard and transparency: Fancy Pants Designs; Ribbon: Making Memories; Flowers: Prima; Crochet butterfly: Maya Road; Buttons: Craft Supply; Sticker: Heidi Swapp for Advantus; Paint: Ranger Industries; Markers: Copic and Stampin' Up!; Die-cutting machine: Sizzix; Dies: Nestabilities, Spellbinder; Punches: EK Success; Thread: Coats & Clark; Font: Rough Typewriter; Adhesive: EK Success and All Night Media, Plaid Enterprises.

 Technique Tip: Use both machine stitching and hand stitching to give your page a more handmade feel.

 

more amazing reader pages on page 3

Appeared in:

October 2009

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Great Work everyone, the layouts look great
Congrats!
Cool pages from everyone...congrats!
These are beautiful!
These pages are so beautiful. I think they all focus on the photos. The fun page details just indicate to me that you all really enjoy the process of scrapbooking and the creativity it allows. Everyone here has truly inspired me.
To each their own right?
What I love about scrapping is that you can do it any ol' way you choose. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that it is "art" for me. Which, in my book - yep, let those embellishments show off those awesome photos. That's why they make them. Thank you CK for keeping up with "current" times in scrapbooking! All the pages are fabulous!! Great work girls!
amazing pages were requested, and amazing pages were certainly featured! gorgeous work and thanks for sharing these!
everything is great!
I'm a mother of 5..love to scrap..and scrap alot..goals I set now are quick and fast pages..but I love LOOKING at as well as using the different technique..so KUDOS to all submissions!
awesome work!
I love all of these pages - they are amazing! The Stacy Cohen page is breath taking! Suzy
sorry, I didn't see that the rest of the winners were posted on the next pages. Congrats to you all as well! Nicely done!
I like em
I like each of these pages and while I'm not planning to create a comic page or a page that's quite as layered as the first, I do think they are well done and beautiful. Congrats to being chosen to the three above!
I personally feel that if your eye does not go directly and quickly to the photograph, the scrapbook page is cluttered and distracted. If your eye first goest to the embellishments or the font or the background - something is terribly off. Remember that we are making and recording history - not just decorating a page.
I'm Inspired
While I agree with everyone's comments, I appreciate seeing these layouts if only to glean ideas on how I can make use of my "budgeted" supplies and scraps. Wherever possible I make my own embellishments and the emphasis of my layouts are on the photos and journaling. Having said that, I'm also looking for a "wow" factor wherever I achieve it. Thanks to all the creators out there for their inspiration.
I disagree
I just feel that these pages are very creative and can be done with minimal product if you push your creativity. I use these pages as inspiration on how to push my scrapbooking to the next level. While the focus is the picture, we need to capture the moment and feeling behind the photo. Afterall isn't that the point of scrapbooking? Otherwise we are making a photoalbum. Kudos to all the pages, thanks for the creativity push!
i agree mommyof5 i hardly have time to scrapbook,and although these are nice pages, they are not something i would scraplift, or use for inspiration either, i like/need simple layouts with minimal product. especially because money is tight for most of us, we need to stretch our supplies and not use it all on one page! i am disappointed to.
Not to rain on parades here, but...
What ever happened to the photos being the focus? And who really has this much time and money to devote to one scrapbook page with (mostly) only one photo. I always thought Creating Keepsakes was meant to inspire. In my opinion most of these are too cluttered and too busy. I'm disappointed.
Congrats Everyone!
These pages are gorgeous!

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