2 Takes on our December Cover

This beautiful layout by Maggie Holmes graced the cover of the December 2009 issue of Creating Keepsakes. But we also loved the incredible version by Lynn Ghahary as well.


December 2009 Creating Keepsakes Cover

Laughing All the Way by Maggie Holmes. Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Making Memories, Studio Calico and Tinkering Ink; Ribbon, brads and buttons: Making Memories; Punches: EK Success; Scissors: Provo Craft; Letter stickers: American Crafts (red) and Making Memories (white block); Adhesive: Dot 'n' Roller, Kokuyo;Fiskars Americas; Zots, Therm O Web; Other: Thread.

Technique Tip: Before adding scalloped circles to your layout, stitch on them by hand or with a sewing machine.


Laughing All the Way by Lynn Ghahary. Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Frances Meyer (snowflake) and me & my BIG ideas (black); Paint: Making Memories; Jewels: me & my BIG ideas and Prima; Punches: Fiskars Americas (corner rounder) and Martha Stewart Crafts (snowflake); Decorative paper trimmer: Fiskars Americas; Die-cutting machine: Slice, Making Memories; Embroidery floss: DMC; Glitter and tag: Martha Stewart Crafts; Chipboard: BasicGrey; Font: Prissy Frat Boy; Adhesive: EK Success.

Technique Tip: Make snowflake accents come alive by adding sparkling gems to them and stitching a swirl pattern above some of them on the layout so the snowflakes mimic the appearance of falling from the sky.


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Laughing all the way By Maggie Holmes
I adore this sketch! Plain and simple
Beautiful Layouts
Both layouts are great, however I my eye is drawn to Lynn's layout. I feel the subject of the picture is highlighted due to the choice of the black background. It's more appealing to my eye.
Both layouts are beautiful! Great job ladies!
Love Lynn's
I love Lynn's layout- it is more sophisticated and classy looking. Maggie's is plain and is missing something?
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