10 Amazing Pages from Our Readers

by Joannie McBride

The Little Things by Meg Barker. Supplies Cardstock: Bo-Bunny Press; Chipboard: Scenic Route; Mesh: Magic Mesh; Stickers: American Crafts and Heidi Grace Designs; Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints; Adhesive: Adhesive Technologies, Inc.; Other: Paint, pen, staples and white letter stickers.

Design Technique: To create visual interest when layering accents that have a pattern like Meg Barker's circle designs, simply tuck one of the layers behind a photo and add the others layers on top.

Check out more of Meg Barker's work here.


This Beauty by Pam Callaghan. Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper and Die Cuts With a View; Patterned paper: Autumn Leaves (blue), Cosmo Cricket (red), Luxe Designs (green), Scrapworks (brown) and We R memory Keepers (leaves); Flowers: Prima; Stickers: Doodlebug Design; Chipboard: Fancy Pants Designs and Scenic Route; Rhinestones: Heidi Swapp for Advantus; Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0; Fonts: Adler and Ecolier-Court; Adhesive: EK Success.

Embellishment Technique: Create your own bracket using a computer program with lines. Type your text on each line and print out your bracket onto colored paper.

 Free Download! You can download Pam Callaghan's terrific bracket accent here.


The Joys of Spring by Stacy Cohen. Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper and Core'dinations; Patterned paper: Graphic 45; Letter stickers: BasicGrey and Making Memories; Paint: Making Memories, Tim Holtz and Shimmerz, Shimmering Products; Leaves: Prima; Ink: Clearsnap; Embroidery floss: DMC; Rhinestones: Darice; Liquid spray: Glimmer Mist, Tattered Angels; Wood fence: Michaels; Pen: Sakura; Other: Lace and flowers.

Embellishment Technique: To create the clouds on this layout, hand-cut your cloud shapes and temporarily adhere them into place on your layout to use as a mask. Spray the paper with blue Glimmer Mist to resemble the sky. Once the color spray is dry, remove the hand-cut clouds. Add texture with puffy paint and hand-stitch around the edges of the clouds.


Ride High by Kim Arnold. Supplies Patterned paper: Pink Paislee; Transparency: Hambly Screen Prints; Photo turn and tag: 7gypsies; Journaling sheer: Maya Road; Chipboard: Creative Imaginations and Pink Paislee; Letter stickers: Making Memories; Other: Twine.

Embellishment Tip: Create a personalized border using shapes hand-cut from patterned paper, like Kim Arnold did here with the circles on her page.

Check out more of Kim Arnold's work here.

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Great Work everyone, the layouts look great
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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