Sunday, October 16, 2011

Say Hi to Megan Hoeppner-Our October Guest Designer

It is that time again, time for our guest designer!  It's Megan Hoeppner, Creative Editor for Creating Keepsakes magazine.  I am so happy that I got to meet this sweet lady at CHA this past summer!  Here is a little more about her.....


Megan Hoeppner is the Creative Editor for Creating Keepsakes magazine, which means she gets to do lots of…yes, you guessed it, “creative” things. Besides writing and editing for the magazine and special issues, she is delighted to have a chance to create scrapbook pages for each issue. Teaching is another of Megan’s job highlights, because few things bring her more joy than connecting with others who are passionate about crafting. Megan has worked in the scrapbook industry for almost a decade. Before joining the Creating Keepsakes team, she worked for Simple Scrapbooks magazine as a senior editor and, prior to that, for Paper Crafts magazine as an associate editor. It was her position in public relations at Stampin’ Up! that lead Megan to her career in publishing. Megan’s experience combined with the friendships she’s formed through this incredible industry leave her feeling very blessed to be a part of the colorful, creative scrapbooking world!  

And what she created for her guest post will show you that she is definitely creative!!!  Megan worked with the "School is Cool" collection, so let's see what she came up with!

First of all...look at this CUTE little accordion mini that she created!!  And she even gave our readers the directions to create your own!


Accordion Mini Album—I used the grid paper in this collection to make an accordion-folded mini album. 





This project includes the following steps:

Cut grid paper into rows and score between the squares
Glue two rows of scored grids together to create album






         


To close the album, I attached a paperclip and made it decorative by sticking two stickers back-to-back to the top of the clip


To create the cover on the border, I:
  •  Cut part of a border strip
  •  Cut away excess white paper from around the border
  •  Punched holes in border, following the dot design
  •  Threaded twin through holes
  •  Tied end of twine with a bow 







And then Megan made a layout and here is what she had to say about her layout!  

Since I made the mini album as a gift for my friend, I decided to also do a layout with the photos for my own album. I love the idea of scrapbooking on grid paper, and this paper was very fun to use.




And last this adorable little camera bag tag!!  And here is Megan in her own words.....

I have tags for all of my regular luggage, but not for my camera bag. Since I take this bag with me more than any other, it only made sense that I create a cute tag, just in case I forget or lose the bag.




Whew, I don't know about you, but I am on TOTAL inspiration overload with all these fabulous projects that Megan created!!  And I for one am dying to try that accordion mini album project!!

I want to thank Megan for taking the time away from your busy schedule to Guest Design for Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker!  You have inspired me and I am sure you have inspired our readers!  You did a wonderful job with the School is Cool collection!  

If you would like to visit Megan's personal blog, she can be found online here at "That's What She Said" and you can also find Megan's work in Creating Keepsakes magazine and the Creating Keepsakes blog!  


GIVEAWAY ALERT


AND leave a comment and let us know how you liked Megan's tutorial and if you are going to try to recreate it.  We will pick one person to receive a collection kit of their choosing!  We will announce the winner here on the blog on October 21st! 

Have a Scrappy Kinda Day!!~~Katrina

59 comments:

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Wow, fabulous work. I love how she put the journal tags all on one 12 X 12 page and added pictures to it. I will try that. Definate inspiration.

Laurel said...

Oh my, what a cute project! Love the papers!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Woot! Woot! Megan's in the house! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee what she made!!! And that tutorial is AWESOME!! Love it!! Thanks Megan for being with us this month! You ROCK! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Melinda AKA medialady said...

Wow! I love this great layout and how she used the parts from here mini album. I especially love where she cut out the border, punched holes and run twine through it.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh wow this little mini is just way to cute and just perfect as a fun little gift for my mother in law--my son just started kindergarten and she would love this mini! thanks for the tutorial!!!

NANA R NASSAR said...

I just loved the sbs pictures...I love mini albuns...and she rocked!! tkx for sharing and also for the giveaway!! xoxoxo

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh wow i love this little mini--it would be perfect for my mother in law--my son just started kindergarten and she would love this as a gift!

Wendy Swenne said...

Cute layout. Thanks for sharing.

I've done this thing too, with a hole-puncher and scalloped borders. My version was that I drew a scalloped border and then punched out holes.


Wendy

leah said...

Great projects, Megan!!

Lea said...

Love the projects!
Great tutorial!
X Lea

Leanne said...

Lovely layout Megan. Thanks for the tutorial.

Merri Lynn said...

Great things she made--I will have to study her tutorial a little more before I say yes or no to trying to make her project.

Jean said...

Wonderful project! Great tutorial! I could see doing something like this for my daughter's sports and dance photos!

scrappermimi said...

Thanks so much for joining us this month! I adore you projects! That tag is so cute! What a great idea!

dlwidder said...

Cute projects! Great idea to create a camera bag tag too...really need to do that one!

Deana said...

CUTE projects, Megan! :-)

scrappycanuck said...

Oooo- working on a banner right now that could use some punching!

Beejay said...

I love the the mini-album! My granddaughter just started kindergarten, she would love this! The layout would be perfect to document this momentous year! And I am about to embark on a trip of a lifetime to Italy so that cute tag would be great for my camera bag!

Megan said...

LOVED joining you, Nikki friends! Thanks so much for the kind inspiration. I love the bright, whimsical look of Nikki's line, and it was great fun to play with them for your blog.

And thanks to all for your kind comments about my work. They mean so much!

XO!

Kimberli said...

What a fantastic album, such a fun way to document a milestone! Thanks for the inspiration, I can definitely see myself recreating this one!

Kimberli
kimbean20 at gmail dot com
www.kimberliscreations.blogspot.com

Trisha said...

Well, Megan did an outstanding job. I have these papers and was not sure what I wanted to make with them. Now, with the help of Megan's tutorial, I have some great ideas. Have to change it up a bit for my granddaughter, but it will be great. Thanks for sharing. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

Rhonda Van Ginkel said...

Loved the sweet accordian album! I am totally going to create one of those!!!

Lovely camera tag and layout too, lots of fun ideas, thanks so much for sharing your talent with us!!!

Cathy said...

Perfect weekend project...so cute! thanks for the inspiration!

Nikki Sivils said...

These are all so cute!! I love them all, but that little mini album mafe from the journaling tags is the best idea ever! (One that I will steal for sure!) Thank you so much for being our guest this month! You know I adore you!

Jennifer Yates said...

These are absolutely ADORABLE Megan!!! What wonderful inspiration! :))) Thanks for Guest Designing this month!

Jackie said...

Love the mini album - my son starts preschool next year and I'm thinking if I start now I can get a headstart on school pages. :)

Linda Beeson said...

I love, love, love how you used those papers, Megan! Great ideas and carried out adorably!

Sarah Eclavea said...

Oh wow!! Love all these ideas! Thanks for Sharon your creativity with us!

Suzy said...

Really loved Megan's tutorial and will be trying it. Love her grid layout with all the journaling, too! :)
Suzanne suzyq28024@gmail.com :)

Beatrice Lawson said...

Megan is such a talented lady! I always thought minis were hard but I loved hers and I will attempt a similar one for my mom - hope it comes out half as nice! Megan rocks!

Jennifer Matott (Sigmagirl) said...

I met Megan at CHA too and she is so sweet! I love the projects especially that mini album! So cute! You are an inspiration Megan!

Pam said...

Love this sweet album!I am so going to make one! Thanks for the great tutorial!

Nicolle Kramer said...

Beautiful work and projects. Love the mini and tutorial. Def going to try this and make something similar to a December daily..:)

Kelly Massman said...

Great work by Megan! I'm sure I'll try her technique! She made it seem easy! thanks for a chance to win, too! :-)

Ellen ♥ CardMonkey said...

When I grow up, I want to be MEGAN!!! She has my dream job -- every day, a creative day. WOOT-WOOT!!! Drooling, and it's not even noon yet!!!! AND she does beautiful work. The mini-album is SO sweet. I've never done one and I think it would be fun to make something similar for a kiddo in my life, with emergency info and general "I ♥ you" messages that she can carry in her backpack. I'm thinking I'll laminate it for a little extra durability and maybe include some pockets and things.

I also liked how Megan modified some of the borders (such as the hole punching for the twine) -- and how Nikki's papers can inspire such thought.

Thank you, Megan, for sharing your tips and talents! I follow you on CK, where I often find myself slapping the side of my head with a "WHY didn't I think of that?!" moment! I've hit myself so often that pretty soon I'll be dain bramaged!!

Fondly,
Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
http://cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com
E-mail: cardmonkey@comcast.net

April said...

Just fabulous! Thanks for the tutorial and the inspiration. :)
- April W

ShoppingTamii said...

Love it! The mini is awesome, and I love the tag idea :)

Cindy said...

I am a big fan of mini albums, and I love this one for sure! Good idea for me to try making next year when my Grandson starts to school!

KellyG said...

Love that mini! Saving to my favorites now, thanks for sharing the directions! Love the other projects also!

Tina Johnson said...

Great tutorial and super cute mini album. Thanks for the chance to win one!

Kim said...

Adorable work! I love her mini!!! I always look for new ideas--I will definitely give it a try!

Scrapalajen said...

Great idea for the minis!Megan you rock girl! Fab projects!

Tamalene Nelson said...

Thanks for the ideas. I'll have to try them.

Beth Anne said...

I love the album and the layout...and since I'll soon be travelling to San Diego for the CKU Reunion, I may just have to make some new luggage tags!

katygram2009 said...

Great idea for a CLEVER album!! Thanks so much.

Nicole H said...

Someone read my mind. I was just thinking of using an accordion mini album to add extra pics to a larger album without creating clutter. Thanks for adding the directions with pictures!

Julia Cheang said...

Thanks for sharing your fun mini-album and cool layout. The tutorial is very clear and comprehensive. I believe I should be able to follow the steps and make some mini-albums as X'mas gifts. thanks again.

shanarn said...

Just started scrapbooking and your tutorials are the best!!! Thanks so much for the great ideas!!! Shana from OK city

Gabyb said...

I love this little book. This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us Megan.

Connie said...

Love the projects! The tutorial is great~great style!!!!

Crystal_235 said...

I love the mini album! I'm going to have to make one.

Ann said...

I like the way you threaded the hemp through the scalloped edge. Cute little book.

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE how Megan took a pre-made piece of art and made it her own with fabulous texture and flair! Yummy! Thanks so much for sharing all these amazing projects and for the chance to win!

cindy said...

Fabulous! I want to recreate this mini for a few of my cousins. Thanks for sharing.

Jennybean said...

Love the mini album - definitely going to have to try it!

eunice said...

Great tutorial! I'm going to save this one for sure.

craftmomdawn said...

What a fun and great little project. I think I can even do this with my 7 year old, she will love it. Thank you for sharing.

Neha Jain said...

the tutorial is lovely...i'll try it soon...

Neha
http://stepstowardscrafting.blogspot.com/

Stacey said...

I LOVE YOUR ART!!!! AMAZING!!! I'm never disappointed by a Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker project. Inspiration overflows. Thank you for being such kind & sharing person with ur ideas & projects & giveaways!!!!!

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