Easy Scrapbooking and Blog Candy

Ready for some easy scrapbooking? If the answer is yes (and really, when isn't it a good time for quick and easy page ideas?), then you're in luck. Three winners are going to walk away from this post (or would that be "surf" away?) with a new copy of Easier-than-Ever Scrapbooking 2, the latest special issue from Creating Keepsakes magazine.

As the title suggests, this issue is loaded with simple page ideas, made with basic supplies found in your stash and nothing takes more than 45 minutes to create. Pretty sweet, right?


This page, created by Nicole Samuels, is a fun example of the "fussy cutting" technique. Basically, this means cutting out part of a bold pattern from patterned paper and using it on your layout vs. trying to make the entire sheet work. I love how she cut this on an angle.

On this page, Susan Opel used lace paper to create a fun pattern. And she didn't stop at the lace. She added foam stickers and puffy paint to give the lace some playful character.

For more layout sneak peeks from this issue, click here.


As a special gift to you, my blog buddies, I have a coupon code, good for 10% off this issue. Simply click here to go to the CK store and enter GOXG-5Y78-7A17.


Wait, before you head to the CK store, leave me a comment here, telling me your favorite scrapbooking shortcut. From the comments I receive, I'll randomly select three winners who will each receive a copy of this issue. You have until this Saturday, May 16 to leave your comment. I'll announce the winners on this blog on Monday, May 18.

Good luck!

P.S. I'm teaching at the Manchester, NH Creating Keepsakes Convention this weekend. Will you be there? If so, I hope you'll stop by and say hello. :)