Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Spring Additions 2012

This coming weekend I'm hosting a National Scrapbook Day event for some of my FAVORITE scrapbooker friends.  One of the products I plan to highlight for them is the brand new Spring Additions pack.  This pack just became available March 1st.  Click HERE to purchase it.

The pack consists of 12X12 double side papers, paper photo mats, title stickers and decorative stickers.  The color palette has a dark and light teal, a coral and a lime-ish green.  There are a variety of patterns from a cross hatch to a soft linen to little sparkly sunshines.

This pack reflects the colors you would find in clothing stores right now! 

The colors are more muted than vibrant and they reflect the early spring landscapes with the waning winter hues just beginning to let in some modest colors.

The muted shades in this pack will contrast well with spring photos that show more vibrant colors.  They are more bold than pastel but definately not bright.  The look is soft and soothing.

Flowers are a key icon in this pack - and of course, it is spring after all!

If you've read my blog before, you'll know I'm a big fan of additions packs.  There are just enough supplies to treat you to the new colors featured this season, but not SO much product that you feel you have to use them year in and year out.  A few page layouts and you're on to your summer pack.  That's the way I like it!
Squares all in a row.  Six 2 inch squares make a super simple border but display all the lovely colors in a pack.

A border design showing the patterns and colors of this additions pack.  Created using the Creative Memories square maker.

A border design similar to above but without the squares turned - aka no diamonds here.

You also know I tend to be a bit of an OLD SCHOOL scrapbooker.  That's MY own personal term to describe someone who cuts apart their papers and embellishments to make lots of real estate on an album page to hold several photos.  I also still like to create borders, journal boxes, cut apart 12X12 papers, etc... I like additions pack because I can get creative with them in a speedy, cohesive fashion and I don't have to search thru multiple packs of paper and decorations pulling things together.  It all blends!  A NEW SCHOOL scrapbooker tends to use one more subtle photo on a page and surround it with LOTS of papers and embellishments.  The Creative Memories project center shows a LOT of examples of page layouts using just one photo on a page, or more than one photo but very small with a lot of room for embellishment. This one is really cute.

NO JUDGEMENT HERE!  There's a style for everyone and maybe you like to flip flop between them or combine the two styles - guess what - there are no rules - feel free - you can do just that!

Some of the project center pages are beautiful and creative and lovely.  I just tend to demonstrate a somewhat different page style.  Who can resiste the cute little gal in the photos above?

Click here to go to the project center.

I like to cut apart the 12X12 papers and get a bit more mileage out of my layouts.

Once the paper is cut apart, there are no end to the layouts you can create.  I've shown examples using one or two 4X6 uncropped photos and one smaller cropped photo - just for consistency.  I've demonstrated the layouts using the back of the photo.  Imagine YOUR photo in this spot!

Sometimes you can use the same embellishments but just arrange your photos and journaling boxes in different orientations to fit your specific needs.

Of course there's nothing to keep you from using an entire 12X12 paper as a background - they are beautiful papers after all.

But cut them apart to stretch your package supplies.

oops, blogger turned my photo - ugh!
Three photos (2 uncropped) plus a little journaling spot.

Here's a style for one uncut photo and a bit of a longer journaling story.

One benefit of cutting apart a page is having a nice white page surfact to journal on directly - I love journaling directly on a page using our two sided pens.  Creative Memories pens are the BEST!

Here are some layouts using the borders of squares shown above.  The border with 6 squares uses 2" squares and the border with 8 squares uses 1.5" squares which can be cut with the square maker tool.

Here are a few more layouts.

Happy Scrapping and ENJOY some flowers in your life inside or out.

By the way - this spring additons pack is also available as digital artwork.  I'm a huge digital fan!  Click here to purchase this additions pack in digital.  Both PC and MAC versions are available.  This link takes you to the PC version.

STAY TUNED... more borders and layout ideas coming your way!


  1. Nice job, Sherrie! I'm an old-school scrapper too ;)

  2. Me, too Keep the old-school layouts coming!! Love 'em!!


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