Wednesday, February 27, 2019

CLS Winter Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Creative Life Scrapbooking's Winter Blog Hop! I'm following Julie Tambrini from  Julie's Creative Memories Blog today and Candace Bouldin from Scrappin' Jpegs will be your last stop. If you missed any of the stops, you'll find a list of each of the stops at the end of today's post. Be sure to visit all of the stops on the list for some great ideas from the scrapbookers and crafters at Creative Life Scrapbookers. You might also want to follow our Facebook page at Creative Life Scrapbooking for even more inspiration and ideas for your scrapbook layouts!

Just in case you've had enough of winter, I've created a more spring-like scrapbook layout for today's blog hop. The pictures I used were actually taken in early fall but CM's Blend & Bloom Pink Decorative Paper Pack is a perfect backdrop for my photos.

Here's what you'll need to complete this layout:
Blend & Bloom Pink Designer Paper Pack 
Blend & Bloom Designer Stickers
Blend & Bloom Greenery Laser Cut Embellishments
Blend & Bloom Foiled Flower Embellishments
Tape Runner & Foam Squares
Precision Point Adhesive Pen
12-Inch Straight Trimmer
Silver Pen
Optional: Retired Postage Stamp Punch if you have it

  1. Using the pink & white plaid decorative paper shown as your base and the 12-Inch Straight Trimmer cut one 4 1/2" x 12" and one 2 1/2" x 12" strips from the pink & green pattern paper shown. Adhere the 4 1/2" x 12" strip about 6/8" from the left edge of the left page. Adhere the 2 1/2" x 12" strip about 1 1/2" from the right edge of the right page. 
  2. Adhere pink border sticker to each page as shown. 
  3. Using the 12-Inch Straight Trimmer cut two 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" photo mats, one 3/8" x 12" strip, one 3/4" x 3" strip, one 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" rectangle, and one 1 3/4" square from pink polka dot paper. 
  4. Using the 12-Inch Straight Trimmer or Personal Trimmer cut one 3' x 4" rectangle & one 3 1/2" x 1" strip from the pink pattern paper on the reverse side of the pink polka dot paper.  Use the Postage Stamp Punch or Personal Trimmer to create two 1 1/4 x1 3/8" rectangles. 
  5. Adhere photo mats and 3/8" x 12" strip to right page as shown. 
  6. Adhere squares and rectangles to layout, layering pieces as shown. Use a silver pen to create faux stitching on pink polka dot pieces. Adhere 4 x 6 photos as shown.
  7.  Use foam squares to adhere a title from Blend & Bloom Embellishments. Use Precision Point Adhesive to adhere leaf and flowers as shown. Journal your page and you're done! 
There you go! I'd love to see what you've done with your own photos. Just visit my Facebook page at to leave a photo of your layout. 

For more information about the products used in today's blog post, please visit your advisor's website. Of course, if you don't already have an advisor, I'd be more than happy to be your personal Creative Memories advisor. Just visit my website at to create an account. 

Here is a list of today's participants:
Stop 1: Lisa Graham at Lisa's Workshop 
Stop 2: Noreen Smith at Organized and Creative Mom
Stop 3: Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe at Karyn Crops
Stop 4: Julie Tambrini at Julie's Creative Memories Blog
Stop 5: Me …. you are here
Stop 6: Candace Bouldin at Scrappin' Jpegs
Stop 7: Stefani Jones at Crop With Stef 

Your next stop is Candace Bouldin at Scrappin' Jpegs

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Have a good day and thanks so much for visiting my blog! 

Monday, February 18, 2019

Border Maker Monday

Hello and welcome to my blog. Today is #BorderMakerMonday on the Creative Life Facebook Page and I have a new scrapbook layout to share. If you're not following us on Facebook yet be sure to check us out. You'll find lots of ideas for your album pages.  
Today I'm sharing a border maker project created with CM's new Blend & Bloom collection. For today's layout idea I choose papers from the Blend & Bloom Blue and Blend & Bloom Green Designer Paper Packs and used the Blend & Boom Designer Stickers, Embellishments, and Greenery Laser Cut Embellishments. I also used the retired Grass Border Maker Cartridge to create the border on the bottom of the page.
To create today's layout, use the Grass Border Maker Cartridge to punch a grass border from green patterned paper, then the 12-Inch Trimmer to trim the border to 2 x 12 inches. Using blue checked designer paper as your base, adhere the grass border to the bottom the page as shown and add a yellow checked sticker border. Use scissors to cut the Laser Cut Embellishment shown into two embellishments as shown below and adhere to the page with Precision Point Adhesive Pen. Use foam squares to adhere a title, butterflies and flowers from the Blend & Bloom Embellishments.
To create the upper border simply cut a 5/8th x 12 inch strip from the blue pattern paper shown. Adhere to the page and add another yellow checked sticker border as shown. Use a tape runner to adhere a sun embellishment and foam squares to adhere a cloud. I also added a 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" photo mat, a
4 1/4" square photo mat and a 1 3/4" x 4 1/4" journal box to my layout.
There you have it. An easy peasy spring layout for those of you who can't wait for spring to arrive and for those of you who are already experiencing spring!

Have a great day! :)