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Hey, Ya'll,

It is still gardening season here and we've also been dealing with cleaning up and repair from the tornadoes and storms of the last few weeks! Nothing super serious but more than I've ever been through so I was happy when I found this month's featured layout in my collection. I hadn't seen it in a while and when I found it I decided it would be great. I also was able to do some scrapbook card designs for this month as well. Hope ya'll enjoy!

What's semi New?

I now have a SEARCH BOX now on my site - another thing I've been wanting to do for a long time. So, if you need to find something...it'll be much easier now. Head on over and check it out.

I'm also planning to post a page to my site soon with a mini baby album. So, stay tuned to YouTube.

See the new header and SEARCH BOX!

Ways to keep in touch - you can visit my site over at free-scrapbooking-ideas-and-videos.com or follow along with my weekly adventures over at the good old blog - racheltaylor.wordpress.com or subscribe to my YouTube channel - ThankYouLord

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Sisters -

This month's ezine sort of snuck up on me so I was happy to find this layout tucked away in one of my scrapbooks. I was doing a bit of cleaning up and out...yeah! The white grids are from my son's Memory game. They are the pieces leftover from punching out the cards. So, I started out with the grey-blue card stock. Then I cut out the large circle from the pink pattern and put it on top. I then added the 4 x 6 photo and the smaller photos on either side. I placed one of the pink pattern circles under the 4 x 6 photo and the smaller one to the left of it. Then I added the white "filmstrip" pieces from the Memory game. Finally I added the stamp detailing and the hand journaling. Oh yeah, and the bling in the middle of the flower. : )


I believe the stamps are from Technique Tuesday.

I'm not sure about the card stock or the patterned paper

New Scrapbook Card Designs I didn't make these "in series" like I always talk about because I did the layout a long time ago so the creativity wasn't "flowing." But I did use my corner rounder on all of the cards which is one of the techniques I've been using on the baby album I've been working on. So, they were sort of "in series." : )

Thank You

I started out thinking I would use 4 strips of different patterned paper and use my corner rounder on each one. Then I didn't have 4 coordinating papers so I decided to leave a blank space and make an outline to look like the same shape paper strip that would have been there. Then after I created the outline, they wouldn't all fit. So I turned one of them horizontally and there you have it.

The large interlocking circle patterned paper is from American Crafts sixthavenue Harlem. I'm not sure about the other papers. I created all of these cards from my scrap drawer.

It's Your Day

I love using aluminum foil...not archival quality but fun! I used the red card stock, the zebra print and then attached the aluminum foil with staples.


This one was fun...I love the lime green and pink color combo. I also used the corner rounder. I started with the lime green back ground and then used the pink to stamp the greeting on. I cut a small strip off the pink with my decal edge scissors and then attached both pieces a little bit apart with the stapler.

What about next month?

You just never know. We'll see...stay tuned to Youtube to find out.

Until sometime around the middle of June…

Send Me Your Layouts...

I’d love to see what you’ve been up to. I’ll pick 2 or 3 for each issue and publish them along with your photo (if you want) and a bio about your real life scrapbooking adventures. So, send them to Rachel@free-scrapbooking-ideas-and-videos.com with “e-zine layout submission” in the subject line.

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