Guest Designer Ruth Bonser

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Hi. My name is Ruth Bosner and I’m excited to share my project as We R Memory Keeper’s Guest Designer.

I used the Happy Campers Collection to create a layout and Albums Made Easy spread. I have used camping photos in one, as they are thematically relevant and non-camping photos in the other, using the beautiful wood grain textures as my inspiration for the portraits of children in the trees at the park recently.

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The Perfect Summer Giveaway

Here is your chance to win the perfect summer giveaway – We R Memory Keepers Happy Camper collection.

It doesn’t matter if you prefer sleeping outside under the stars or being snuggled up inside a cozy tent, camping is one of those adventures that appeals to most. Happy Campers has icons reminiscent of hiking, star gazing, camp fires, and who couldn’t resist – s’mores. It also features a variety of textures that would be seen during outdoor adventures such as wood grain, constellations, wild flowers, trails, and more. The mix of colors and textures make the Happy Campers collection perfect for boys in addition to any outdoor adventure.

For a chance to win, post a comment and let us know what vacations or staycation you are planning this summer.

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Guest Designer Jen McDermott

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Hi. My name is Jen McDermott. I’m so excited to be featured today as We R Memory Keepers’ Guest Designer. When I saw the fun colors and patterns in the Happy Camper collection, I knew I wanted to make something fun for my boys who love to camp and take nature walks with their dad.  When I saw the awesome cards on the Hiking Guide paper I got the idea to make a little notebook for my sons to take with them when camping, so they can draw the fun things they see along the way, and even play little games around the campfire.

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First, I cut a sheet of Designer Book Board into 2 4″x7″ rectangles, and cut 4 4″x7″ rectangles of Happy Camper patterned paper to cover the front and back of my book board.  I also cut several 4″x7″ rectangles of cardstock to use as the filler for my notebook.

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Next, I adhered the patterned paper to the front and back of the book board, and cut and adhered a couple of the 4″x6″ activity cards from the Hiking Guide paper onto my cardstock filler sheets.

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I grabbed some paper scraps, the Layered Chipboard Stickers, and a die cut, and decorated the cover of my notebook, using some brown ink to distress the edges.  Then assembled the cover, filler sheets and back of the notebook.  I left several blank pieces of cardstock in the notebook so my boys could draw pictures or notes on them.

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Lastly, I bound it all together using my Cinch and some 1″ Bark Spiral Binding Wire.

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I absolutely love how the little notebook turned out–so rugged and cute!  I can’t wait to see all of the little pictures my happy campers will draw in it!

Check out my blog to see the additional layout and “S’more Treat Box” that I created with the Happy Campers collection.

Thanks for taking a look.

Jen