CK & Me

02/18/2010 at 12:21 pm | Posted in CK & Me | 5 Comments
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Occasionally, I set my editor hat aside and put on my teacher sombrero. One of my favorite things about wearing this particular metaphorical cap is the chance it gives me to see scrapbookers in action. I love watching students turn class ideas into their own unique creations. I’m sharing this “What makes Megan tick” moment because it’s also why our CK & Me blog posts bring me (and the entire CK team, for that matter) such joy—they illustrate how you, our awesome readers, take ideas from the magazine and turn them into projects that are all you. So with a smile on my face and my blogger beanie on my head, it is my pleasure to introduce this month’s talented CK & Me lineup.

This layout by Maggie Holmes, featured in our February 2010 issue, is the source of inspiration on our first example.

Drawn to Maggie’s ruffled border and overall page design, Ashley Riley created this fresh layout. We love how the general design of a layout can transform by simply changing out colors, photos, and themes. Great application, Ashley!

We were tickled to see how our next creative guest was motivated by this page that Summer Johnson created for our January 2010 issue.

Inspired by the colored lines on Summer’s page, Susan Ott stitched leading lines on her page to call attention to her photos. We think it’s fun to see how this page translate from toddlers to teenagers with just a few creative twists. Well played, Susan!

Our third CK & Me VIP fell in love with this design by Caroline Ikeji, which we featured in our February 2010 issue.

Following Caroline’s lead, Jennifer DeLorenzo incorporated a handwritten note on her layout. We were drawn to the way Jennifer switched out a single photo with three smaller photos. Nicely done, Jennifer!

Each of our three CK & Me featured guests will receive a CK special issue for being featured today. Congrats, and thanks for submitting!

Do you have something you’ve done recently that you’d like us to consider for a future CK & Me post? If so, please send an image of your work, the layout or project that inspired your design, and a short description of what you found inspiring to with “CK & Me” in the subject line. Thanks! We love seeing how you’ve been inspired by the work found in the magazine.

And as always, we invite you to leave a comment along these lines. So put on that critique hat of yours and share your thoughts about what you’ve seen in the magazine. After all, when it comes to hearing about the pages in your magazine that are dog-eared, we’re all ears. 😉

—Megan Hoeppner, creative editor



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  1. Awesome originals and lovely takes 🙂

  2. Great LOs, both the originals & new takes on them.
    Pages with LOs & articles by Elizabeth, Maggie & Caroline are always bookmarked in my magazine 🙂

  3. That is a lot o’ hats Megan, thanks for wearing them all to do this post though, it is very inspiring!
    The takes on the originals were so fun!
    Ready to get out my paper, glue and magazine to get a few projects done!


  4. wow!!! awesome lifts by everyone…i love very single one of the originals, too!!

  5. love seeing these–it’s so cool to see how people reinterpret the same ideas.

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