CK & Me

10/27/2009 at 12:22 pm | Posted in CK & Me | 9 Comments
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margeIt’s a cool fall morning here in Utah, so I think we should warm up with a little “CK & Me” creativity. What do you say? As a friendly reminder, our “CK & Me” blog posts spotlight readers who’ve taken something from an issue of Creating Keepsakes and used it as inspiration to create their own awesome design. I’m thrilled to introduce three readers with you today who’ve done just this—and they’ve done it quite well, I might add.

Let’s being with Cheri. Inspired by this page Lori Anderson designed, which we featured in our November 2009 issue…

Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling by Lori Anderson November 2009 CK

…Cheri created this colorful page. I love how she selected bright colors to complement such a happy girl.


My Girl by Cheri Johnson

I was especially inspired by the circle accent Lori used, which reminded of a product I’d had for a while and had wanted to use but, hadn’t yet. Lori’s layout inspired me to use this product that had been sitting around for awhile along with some newer items I had in my stash as well! Thanks, CK, for your unending inspiration! –Cheri Johnson

Meg Barker is more than a pretty name. 😉 She’s also a very talented scrapbooker. Motivated by this page, which Maggie Holmes made for our July 2009 issue…


Favorite Photos by Maggie Holmes July 2009 CK

…Meg created a page of her own favorites. We love how she’s combined different patterned paper and added journaling notes directly on her photos.


Favorites by Meg Barker

What’s not to love about the “Favorite Photos” layout by Maggie Holmes?  As I sat down @ my girls weekend and started flipping through my July CK and came across this page by Maggie, I was in love!  Usually I do not sit down and make a page so much like the one I am inspired by, but with this one, the houndstooth paper, the title, everything…I loved it too much not to! Thanks, Maggie, so much for the inspiration! And thanks for the great magazine and inspiration each and every month! –Meg Barker

Our third “CK & Me” selection this month comes from Sarah de Guzman. Moved by this darling page made by Maggie Holmes for our October 2009 issue…


Oct '06 by Maggie Holmes October 2009 CK

…She designed this wuf-ly page! Naturally we had to share cute puppy pictures with you, and we love the fun doggie accents Sarah used, complete with talk-bubble accents coming from the dog houses. So playful!


Sweet Pups by Sarah de Guzman

I was inspired to “lift” one of Maggie Holmes’ layouts. She created a double-page layout (“Oct. ’06”) that I found stunning. The design had such a simple, yet detailed look, so I had to give it a go. I also love that she split the die cut paper onto two separate pages, but it still felt like ONE big continuous layout. –Sarah de Guzman

Thanks to all who have submitted to our “CK & Me” call. Seeing the way you take CK content and make it your own amazing work brings big smiles to our faces. Those selected in this month’s post (the gals listed above) will each receive a complimentary copy of one of our special issues for participating.

Do you have work for us to consider in a future “CK & Me” post? If so, e-mail us at with the following information:

  • Your layout or project, sent as a jpg attachment
  • The layout or project in CK that inspired your work, as well as the page number and issue the project is from
  • A note on what you found inspiring about the project

Have you recently been inspired by something that you want to mention here? Leave us a comment. We always enjoy reading your words and feedback is bliss!

Megan Hoeppner, Creative Editor



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  1. I really enjoy the blog–it seems to stretch the fun I get out of a single CK issue.

    Recently, I was inspired by the post about Elizabeth Kartchner’s upcoming book. Now I have thoughts swirling around my head on how to redo my dd’s birth story using the time she was born as the title.

  2. thanks so much for posting all of these great ideas and inspiration and adding mine this post! made my day!!!


  3. thanks so much for posting my layout! i totally appreciate it. 🙂 …and thank you CK for being such an inspirational magazine.


  4. […] of my latest projects is now being featured on the Creating Keepsakes blog!!! Click here if you want to check it […]

  5. That picture of you is so hilarious!!!! Love that wig Megan! Suzy

  6. Thanks so much for featuring my layout! I am so honored to be in the great company of Meg & Sarah! What beautiful layouts!

  7. PLEASE do not remove my post about my layout that hasn’t been returned. If you do, PLEASE make sure someone in the magazine contacts me first to tell me where my layout is! PLEASE do the right thing and d o not just hit delete!

  8. Meghan love your costume……CK & ME is fun. Great job everyone.

  9. love seeing the pages side by side with their inspirations and the doggies are especially cute!

    Oh, and nice hair, Marge!

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