Celebration Layouts with the Soiree Scrapbooking Collection

If I asked you what types of occasions you make sure to include in your scrapbooks, you would probably say holidays, vacations and of course, celebrations!

Celebrations such as birthdays, anniversaries and retirements are such joyful occasions that we want to make sure the memories and stories are preserved.

Creative Memories new Soiree Collection features patterns, colors and images that will work beautifully for so many different celebrations!

To prove it, I used the Soiree Collection to create two very different celebratory layouts.

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Mini Album Using Creative Memories’ Soiree Collection

Have you seen the lovely new Soiree Collection yet?

I’m absolutely in love with the colors and patterns that make up this new collection.

I can’t wait to use it to create a few scrapbook layouts and borders! In the mean time, I’m going to share a mini album I created with the Soiree papers, stickers and embellishments.

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Cool Serenity Slide-ins While on Vacation

On Vacation…

I just wanted to share an idea on how to use the Slide-in Packs to get an album completed quickly.

When I packed for vacation this time I packed a Cool Serenity Slide-in Pack and my Creative Memories Pens and a commitment to journal while we were on vacation!

I always take so many photos when we are on vacation because I want to capture the memories, but I also enjoy photography so it is a major hi-light of vacation for me.

 I struggle when I get home to get my album done because our busy schedule sometime gets in the way.

This time I thought I would try something different and journal about our vacation while we were there and use the Multi-Pocket Pages to complete my album when I returned home.

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Creating Celebration Cards with the Soiree Collection


Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned card-maker, you’re going to love our new Soiree Collection!

The festive paper prints and super cute embellishments and stickers are perfect for card-making.

The possibilities with this collection are endless.

You can whip out a card in a few minutes or take more time to create something a bit more detailed.  Either way the results are going to be fantastic!

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A Year to Remember 2 Sketch and Layout

I hope you were able to join in on all the fun in our recent Virtual Crop. (If not, you can see all the challenges here on the blog and check out all the posts on the CM Events page!) I loved working with the A Year to Remember 2 product collection for the crop and I just couldn’t stop myself from creating another sketch and layout with it! Besides the amazingly versatile calendar grids, there are so many gorgeous papers that you’re bound to find the perfect pattern for any occasion throughout the year!

You might know me for my 1-2-3 sketches and layouts and was planning on creating another 1-2-3 layout for you, but I loved so many of the papers that I decided to live a little and use more than just one piece of double-sided paper in this layout for a change! So here’s my sketch for you to play with:

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“Christmas in July” Scrapbooking Layouts

It’s not often that I happen to be scrapbooking “in season”.

Right now, I’m working on albums for both of my grandchildren and have come upon Christmas photos.

Creative Memories’ holiday collections are seasonal items, and we won’t get our new holiday collection until later this fall.

But no worries!  Both our A Year to Remember Part 1 and A Year to Remember Part 2 paper packs contain a few sheets of red and green prints.

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Photograph Tips for Celebrations and Events

Do you try to capture everything at your celebrations and events on camera?

That was me!

I saw everything through the viewfinder on my camera and didn’t seem to enjoy the party or celebration.

Here are a few pointers of what to get photos of and put your camera down and enjoy the party!

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BONUS IDEAS–Virtual Crop Scrapbooking Sketch Ideas

Were you busy this weekend, and not able to attend our Virtual Crop?

Well guess what?  We have MORE ideas from the sketch challenge for you!

Plus, here is a recap of the challenges in the event you would like to take a peek!

July Virtual Crop: Challenge 1

July Virtual Crop:  Challenge 2

July Virtual Crop: Challenge 3

July Virtual Crop:  Challenge 4

July Virtual Crop:  Challenge 5

July Virtual Crop:  Wrap Up

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Virtual Crop: Wrap Up

THANK YOU for joining us today!

We hope that you have enjoyed your day, and that you were able to get projects completed!

You have until 10PM CST tonight to submit your  challenge layouts to the FB Event Page to qualify for the FINAL Door Prize….or possibly PRIZES!

Door Prize Winners:

  • Challenge #1: Lorrie Taylor
  • Challenge #2: Carolyn Suski
  • Challenge #3: Lloydette Diggs
  • Challenge #4: Lori Long Wintrow
  • Challenge #5: Nancy Cunningham
  • End Of Day: Sue Inman & Jill McBryan

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Virtual Crop: Challenge 5

We are getting ready to wind down for the day!

I sure hope that we have been able to inspire you in some small way!

How many layouts/projects were you able to get done today?

Before we leave you, we are going to show you one last little technique!

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