Happy Easter!

04/04/2010 at 8:17 am | Posted in Holidays, Uncategorized | 151 Comments
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Happy Easter, and thanks for stopping by the Creating Keepsakes blog today. We hope the day is bringing you at least some semblance of spring weather. 

No matter how old my siblings and I get, we still get together every year to color Easter eggs. For some reason this activity has never lost its appeal for us. Maybe because we’re always a bit goofy while we do it. 

One of the (many) great things about the March/April issue of Creating Keepsakes, is the article, “The Good, the Fab, and the Spectacular” in which we show you how to take an event you celebrate every year and mix it up to create some spectacular Easter layouts. 

I especially like this layout from Susan Weinroth. I love how she created the grass and highlighted her photos within egg-shaped frames. 

"Easter Egg Clean-Up” by Susan Weinroth, as seen in the March/April 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes, page 87.


I also love the various textures Erin Lincoln used for her egg accents on her layout. 

“Easter for Grown Ups” by Erin Lincoln, as seen in the March/April 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes, page 86.


Leave us a comment and let us know how you add “egg-tra” special touches to your Easter layouts. I’ll choose two lucky comments to win this great Easter product from Jillibean Soup. Winners will be chosen on Friday, April 9, 2010. 


And if you haven’t actually gotten around to coloring those eggs yet, check out this video from Martha Stewart Living on how to use a fun masking technique to create some pretty amazing eggs. (The video will play on the lower-right side of the screen after a quick ad.)

Happy Easter!


Lara Penrod, managing editor


An Insider’s Look: CK April Issue

03/13/2009 at 3:30 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 7 Comments
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maurianneHello! I’m back with another behind-the-scenes look at Creating Keepsakes. This time, I’d like to tell you a little more about the April 2009 issue.

Here’s a photo of Art Director, Janice Barfuss, as she’s helping with the photography for the “10 Moments to Cherish in Spring” article on page 59.


Once the eggs were all blown and dried, we all chipped in to help decorate the eggs with ribbon, and it was a lot of fun! Here are a few tips for decorating your eggs with scrapbook supplies:

– If you plan to use blown eggs, try using a bicycle pump or a syringe-it’s much easier than blowing in the eggs.  You can see more information on this here.

– To adhere the embellishments, try using a clear liquid adhesive such as Mono Aqua Liquid Glue from Tombow. Your finished project will look much neater.

– Try using felt, ribbon, gems, flowers, glitter or stickers on your eggs. The possibilities are endless!

Once you’ve embellished your eggs, display them in style with these egg holder downloads from our website!

And now, in honor of the glorious Easter season, we’d like to have a little Easter egg hunt-CK style! The first commenter to correctly identify on what page each of the following items appears in the April issue of CK, will win a spring prize package!

1.      A photograph of three kittens

2.      Pencils with rub-ons on them

3.      A houndstooth hat

4.      The book Twilight

5.      A photograph with someone standing in a field of tulips

6.      A layout that uses lace as stems for daisies

7.      A photograph of someone holding an Easter lily

8.      Tips on using verbs in your journaling

Happy hunting!

Maurianne Dunn, Associate Editor

P.S. Congrats to Mae, Cheryl and Sandi, the winners of our input survey! You should be getting an email from our editorial assistant, Kim Blackinton, to get your addresses for your prizes!

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