Hi everyone! Jen here, and I am excited to share a layout with you that was inspired by Summer Fullerton's "Life is Better with a Dog" layout in the Fall 2016 issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today. I decided to challenge myself and create an 8.5×11 layout based on her 12×12 layout.


I started out with an 8.5×11 piece of patterned paper and printed my photo at 8.5 inches wide so it would stretch across the entire page. I also layered up a few more pieces of patterned paper underneath the photo.

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After my photo was placed, I started to work on the embellishments. Tip: Using a circle punch, I punched out various circles of patterned paper and used foam adhesive to adhere them to the page. I then embellished with some acetate and puffy stickers, as well as enamel dots.

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I used some foam letter stickers for my title, and my typewriter for journaling. Tip: Always be sure to add a date stamp!

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Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have some inspiration to create your own layout. Have a great day!

~ Jen Chapin


Each hour our wonderful partners are joining us to celebrate this day and to celebrate you! This hour we have prizes from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Hero Arts!


Celebrate International Scrapbook Day with a selection of our NEW products by Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L! We have refills for the E-Z Runner Grand in Repositionable Dots and Ultra Strong adhesives, along with Adhesive Lines, and the 3D Foam Creative Embellishment Kit. You'll have plenty of Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L adhesives to get your craft on!

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Hello from Hero Arts! On interNational Scrapbook Day, we felt it only made sense to feature our fabulous collaboration with our favorite documenter of life's adventures, Kelly Purkey! Life is about making memories – snap some photos, record the details. Our Clearly Kelly line of stamps make it easier! Our prize this hour includes the latest from Hero Arts + Kelly Purkey:

  • CM138 Kelly's Details of Life
  • CM140 Kelly's Good Morning
  • CM141 Kelly's Good Night
  • CM139 Kelly's Everyday Alphabet
  • CM137 Kelly's Days of the Week


Thank you so much Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Hero Arts for an amazing prize package! For an opportunity to win each hour's prizes, be sure to leave a comment below by Saturday, May 13th! Winners will be announced on May 15th. Good luck!

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Thank you for joining us this hour! Be sure to join us each hour until 6:00pm today for inspiration, tips and techniques from our team and of course PRIZES! If you’re just joining us, welcome and be sure to start at the very beginning for our 8:00 am challenge!  

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