Scrapbook Page Layouts – Simple to Grand

Recently, we asked CM Advisors Julie Tambrini, Lisa Graham and Diana Brinsley to join forces to share scrapbook page layout ideas ranging from beautifully simple to completely dressed up – and they nailed it!

First, Julie shares some great inspiration and ideas on her blog for creating Quick & Easy Page Layouts requiring only paper, adhesive and a couple of basic tools.

Page Layouts Simple to Grand

Next, Lisa shares more inspiration and ideas for creating Layouts…From Simple to Grand on her blog. Lisa will inspire you to take the next step into adding more embellishments and even a super fun twist to add some pizzazz to your ABC/123 Stickers that we love! Click to read full post

Making the most of your Creative Memories tools

Creative Memories ToolsCreative Memories tools have always been famous for their quality and durability, but they’re also known for helping add a totally fun creative twist to just about any project.

We’ve enlisted the help of some of our craftiest CM Advisors to help showcase just how to put your tools to use creating some of the most clever, fun projects yet… and boy did they deliver.

First, CM Advisor Sarah Fitzgerald shares some super fun page layouts (like the one shown below) using various punches, the Border Maker and trimmer on her blog post, Using Creative Memories Tools to the Max. Click to read full post

Page Layout Sketches: the cure for Scrapper’s Block

Ever been all set to spend a chunk of time scrapping, only to be met at your workspace by a horrible case of scrapper’s block? You know – when it seems like all hope is lost as you stare at your piles of photos, papers and tools and come up with nothing?

Never fear. Simply use page layout sketches as inspiration to create your one-of-a-kind masterpiece or completely scraplift the whole layout (this is perfectly acceptable, and in fact highly encouraged). It’s genius, really. Scraplifting is the bomb!

After a quick Pinterest search for “page layout sketches”, we stumbled across these great, solid sketches and have created layouts based on them. Click to read full post

Bordermania Blog Hop!

Creative Memories Border MakerWelcome to the first official CM Bordermania Blog Hop! To help us all discover fun, new ways of using the Original Border Maker System, we’ve enlisted the help of some very talented and creative CM Advisors who have joined in the fun to help! Simply click through the links provided within each blog post and you’ll love what you discover along the way.

Before we send you on your way, we thought we’d share some fun ideas, too! First up is a simple way to dress up a section of your page with a fancy edge. Create a fun area to frame up your photos by layering coordinating papers, then cut a strip of paper to run along one edge of that area. Punch along one edge of strip. Weave a 5/8″ strip of colored paper through the slots and adhere to page to finish. We also hand-trimmed artwork from a Slide-In Pack to finish the design. Note: Products used in this page were the Be Bold & Flourish Paper Pack and Be Bold & Flourish Slide-In Pack. Click to read full post