CLS Blog Hop and August 1-2-3 Layout!

Hooray! It’s the Creative Life Scrapbooking Summer Blog Hop today! I love blog hops because each of  amazing CLS designers that participate come up with amazing inspiration for you! I’m starting things off today, so read through my post then click through to the next blog using the links at the bottom of this post! You’re going to find SOOOO much summer-themed fun! I’m sharing my August 2020 1-2-3 Sketch and Layout with you today, and because of our summer theme, I wanted to use the Playtime Theme Pack from Creative Memories. To me, the patterns and embellishments in this pack represent the epitome of childhood summers! But I do think that all the Theme Pack scrapbook kits are great because they contain just enough supplies to make a few layouts without a lot of leftovers. Check out the full range of Theme Pack Scrapbook Kits here.

If you haven’t seen my 1-2-3 Sketches and Layouts before, they are a great way to get photos onto pages and into albums FAST! You only need ONE piece of double-sided patterned paper, TWO pieces of Cardstock 
(or Album Pages) for the base of your layout, and we’ll make the entire layout with only THREE cuts! This month the sketch features room for EIGHT photos – four 6″ x 4″, two 4″ x 6″  and two 4″ x 4″. Here is the sketch…

…and like I do every month, I’ve got a FREE printable handout for you with the sketch, the cutting guide, a sample layout and some general instructions that you’ll be able to download and print. But first grab a beverage, take a break and watch the video to see how easy it is to cut the patterned paper and create this bright and fun, summery layout!  

Easy, fast and fun, right? It only take about 10 to 15 minutes to get your 1-2-3 layouts done! Here’s another look at the finished layout and the other embellishment cluster:

You certainly don’t have to use the Playtime Theme Pack to create this layout – try it with any summery papers and coordinating embellishments you have in your stash for a layout that will be perfect to document all the photos of your summer adventures!

Make sure you head over to the OCM shop to get your copy of the FREE printable handout with the sketch, cutting guide and instructions. And if you love sketches, consider registering for my year-long online course – SYS20/20 (Scrap-Your-Stash 2020): you’ll get six sketches each month along with challenges and lots of inspiration to use up that stash of scrapbook supplies! Registration is ongoing throughout 2020.

Now, on to the rest of the CLS Summer Blog Hop inspiration! Next you’re heading over to Krista’s blog post and then she’ll send you on through to the rest of the stops. Enjoy!


*All Creative Memories products featured in these projects are available in Canada on my CM website (or you can find CM Advisors in the US and other countries by using the Advisor Lookup feature.) If you are interested in joining my cross-Canada team of CM Advisors, feel free to contact me, or click on the “Join” tab on my CM website. Finally, please join me on my Facebook Page, YouTube Channel and  Instagram feed for more ideas and inspiration, and check out the online courses I teach.

Happy Scrapping!

6 thoughts on “CLS Blog Hop and August 1-2-3 Layout!”

  1. Noreen, I love this 1-2-3 layout! I think it’s one of the simplest you’ve done, but it is so effective with different papers. Quick and easy…Simple Pages, Completed Albums, as CM used to say. Thanks again for offering these ideas to us for free! You are much appreciated!!!

  2. Once again, Noreen, you have come up with a remarkably easy, fast and beautiful layout to showcase our photos. I love this design with the Playtime Theme Pack, as you show it, but I can also see it being a great way to use any product collection. Thanks so much for your hard work in showing us how to preserve our stories creatively, effectively, safely, and FAST!

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