Project Idea: Music Notes Birthday Card

It’s a musical birthday card that’s easy on the ears! It’s bright, colorful and handmade. They’ll love this wonderful greeting that comes directly from the heart, and they’ll especially appreciate the fact that the card is doing all the “singing” on your behalf. :) Thanks, Melissa, for another totally sweet creation! Click to read full post

New Valentine products you’ll love!

‘Tis the season for love, and we’re pretty sure you’re going to be head-over-heels for these new goodies just in time for Valentine’s Day! Featuring a beautiful foiled 12×12 Fuchsia Watercolor Love Album Cover (yes, it’s available as just an album cover without pages!), coordinating papers and embellishments with bling, the Watercolor Love collection is one you’ll fall in love with fast. Click to read full post

A Year to Remember Blog Hop!

Make 2016 A Year to Remember! Our new collection of the same name offers the perfect opportunity to scrap your life one day, week, month or year at a time, and in a number of fun, unique ways.

Join us as we hop through the blogs of our CM Content Contributors who’ve come up with the most clever ways to use these products you could ever imagine. From monthly page spreads to fun, tiny baskets with daily journal cards and loads of ideas in between… you’ll be inspired beyond measure.

Scroll through the page layout ideas featured here in this blog post first, and when you reach the bottom, we’ll send you on your way to the first blog hop! Click to read full post

Project Idea: Winter Graduation Page Layouts

Generally, graduations occur in May or June. However, there are folks who make their final treks across campus to wrap up their finals in the dead of winter, too, and thus we thought it fitting to share some graduation page layout ideas with you today in case you’ve got a special grad who just received their diploma!

These pages began as simple, lovely predesigned pages in grey and white. However, designer Melissa added punches of color and completely changed the designs of the pages by adding some bright colored papers and thinking outside the box (photo boxes)! Enjoy. Click to read full post

Project Idea: Best Things in Life Page Layout

Fresh, fun and fabulous – simply the best way to describe our new Fresh Picks line. Featuring gorgeous watercolor washes in turquoise, purple and yellow hues, this collection is quickly becoming a favorite of many. And, when paired with uniquely lovely treatments of photos and papers on a simple white page – well, you can see just how great the results can be. Click to read full post

Project Idea: Marching Band Page Layouts

Got band photos? Or concert photos? Or anything music-related? Bingo. This 2-page spread layout rocks in all sorts of ways. It features beautiful colors, it showcases 7 photos (…seven!) and it’s totally flexible as far as what theme it can become with a simple title change. Enjoy! Click to read full post

Project Ideas: Music Notes Borders

If you haven’t yet experienced just how quickly and easily a fun page border can dress up a scrapbook page in no time flat, here’s your chance for discovery. Create one at a time, or sit down for a border marathon afternoon. Either way, you’re only minutes away from a totally adorable strip of awesomeness that will turn a blank page into a little masterpiece. Click to read full post

Scrapbooking More Effectively in 2016

FranSmithermanPost written by Guest Blogger Fran Smitherman – Thanks, Fran!

As the year comes to a close and I think back to what I did and did not accomplish with my photo projects in 2015, I am left with a desire to do even better in 2016! I completed a lot of pages and kept up with my weekly picture uploads, and I was very good about hosting retreats and workshops with fellow scrapbookers. pic2.jpgNevertheless, I fell short of my expectations in terms of journaling. As the days pass by and more and more events take place, the little details are slipping away. I have calendars and journals but the busier my life gets the less time I have to record long entries (and even when I do that I know I will have to re-copy all of those thoughts into a scrapbook with the matching photos.) So I have a plan for a better strategy in 2016! Click to read full post