Bonus Cards from the Sending Love Kit

From the August product release, I’m especially excited about the new All That Glitters Card Kit (I’ve ordered some that will be arriving tomorrow–YAY!) and its 170+ EXTRA PIECES because I TOTALLY LOVE creating more from the great kits Creative Memories sells. As I was thinking of that earlier this week, I realized I hadn’t yet used my extras from the Sending Love Card Kit, even though I made those cards when they first came out several months ago. PROJECT INSPIRATION!!!

FPF August Cards

After humming and hawing over all the bits and pieces for a while I put together these six cards, and I’m loving the way they turned out! Continue reading

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Creative Scrapbooker September Sketch

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21686217_846215615554485_1398414676816005450_nThis month, the Creative Life Scrapbooking team decided to take Creative Scrapbooker magazine’s Sketchy Challenge and make layouts based on this circle layout sketch, but with a twist: stash busting only! All of us have lots of older scrapbooking supplies, and sometimes we need some motivation to use that instead of the brand-newest stuff. 🙂

TBH, when I first saw this sketch I was like, “What am I going to do with this?!?” It was way outside my normal scrappy comfort zone! I tried one layout that I totally hated (maybe I’ll post that as a blooper sometime), and I almost gave up.

But then I was struck with inspiration one day as I gathered a bunch of wedding announcements off my fridge and realized that the three photos from those announcements would be perfect for this layout! Once I had that thought, I LOVED the process of creating this page! (And while I was journaling on the page, I even got teary-eyed because the people on this page are so special to me, so clearly this was an important story for me.)

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