Weekly Warmup: Half Way

06/22/2009 at 10:39 pm | Posted in Uncategorized, weekly warm up | 1 Comment
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lori-andersonIt’s hard to believe that we are “officially” half-way through 2009. Where has the time gone? Summer’s here, and, before you know it, we’ll be speeding into a new school year, the holiday season and directly into 2010.

Have you scrapbooked the pages you set out to complete this year? Do you find yourself wondering how you’ll put together scrapbook pages that are fun,  inspiring and capture the events of your life in a fresh, new way? Don’t worry. There’s plenty of time left, and we’ve got help for you!

In each issue of Creating Keepsakes, Amanda Probst (one of our amazing contributing writers) has compiled a list of monthly to-dos to help inspire your scrapbooking. These are not more chores to add to your “to do” list—they’re easy, do-able ideas that Amanda shares to inspire you in your scrapbooking each month.  Complete with an adorable layout she’s created and a sketch to start scraplifting it easily, this column will inspired even the busiest of scrapbookers. You’ll also find additional ideas from Amanda online each month, inspired by her book, Month by Month Scrapbooking.

Here’s her sweet layout from her online column for July. It’s about the fabulous faces her son makes when he chases bubbles.

Bliss by Amanda Probst

Bliss by Amanda Probst

Bliss by Amanda Probst. Supplies Cardstock: Prism Papers; Acetate letters: Heidi Swapp for Advantus; Alcohol inks: Ranger Industries; Letter stickers: Making Memories; Stamp: Hero Arts; Ink: VersaMark, Tsukineko; Adhesive: Scotch, 3M; Other: Transparency.

There are lots of ideas to get you started on your way to a wonderful summer of scrappin’ and pages and pages to fill your albums! For even more inspiration, be sure to check out Amanda’s book Month by Month Scrapbooking (you can see a few layouts from the book here). And for free downloadable sketches, head over to Amanda’s online column today! I promise, these ideas will have you ready to send the kids outside for a few hours so you can scrap you heart out this afternoon.

Lori Anderson
Senior Editor

P.S.  For even more creative inspiration this summer, join us for our online Summer Camp July 13-17. For more info, and to register for fun prizes, see our kick-off post.


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  1. I can’t believe its the summer already. The year is going by fast. Our wedding is soo close (August 22nd). Thanks for the sites I will go check out Amanda’s online column.

    P.S. – Enjoy the summer dont let it pass u by. Take tons of pics

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