Pinterest Inspired Layout: Fresh Picks

I don’t know about you, but I love Pinterest for getting visual inspiration when I have a creative block. I enjoy spending time browsing and collecting ideas, then when I want to scrapbook but don’t have any ideas in mind, I scroll through my boards and usually a layout will jump out at me and shout “make me”!

I saved this layout several months ago when I was searching for one-page graphic layouts. It’s clean lines, lovely color combination and pretty details caught my eye again as I was planning to scrapbook some floral photos I took on our recent vacation.

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Meet Us Monday: Diane Lampert

Hello! My name is Diane Lampert and I am in a new Advisor Services role.

My relationship with Creative Memories started in 1996 when I signed as a Consultant. I loved it and excitedly built a team for twelve months and reached Senior Unit Leader. Then our family had a transfer to Australia in 1997, where I had the opportunity to meet hundreds more people and rebuild my business. Now, almost 20 years later I’m thrilled to be back in the U.S. and part of the new CM getting to do what I love best: helping others succeed.

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Wedding Title Scrapbook Border Ideas

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Wedding photos capture a beautiful moment in time. The way you arrange them in your album will help you share the love story in a simple, meaningful way.

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Photo Tips: Wedding Candids

I love attending weddings and I love taking photos at weddings!  As the guest there are so many fun things to snap photos of and I am going to give you a few tips and things I like capturing with my camera.

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We just went to a gorgeous outdoor wedding this past weekend so the photo opportunities were abundant!  I love details so I love taking photos of the decorations and the creativity the bride and groom have poured into their wedding.  Usually the couple’s personalities shine through the decoration choices and it was certainly was the case at this wedding.

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Meet Us Monday: Shari Reiland

Hello! My name is Shari Rieland, and I am the Director of Product Development.

In my role, I have the privilege of managing the product life-cycle which starts with idea generation and ends with product evaluation after launch.

One of my favorite parts of this role is that I get to interact with so many people along the way from everyone inside the home office, to vendors near and far and with our customers, which of course includes our fabulous field of Advisors.

It is amazing how much you learn from others!

Since I joined CM back in 2005, I have always been in product development.  My first role was a Product Specialist on the Tools team and one of my first projects was the Tape Runner re-design….Nothing like stressing out the newbie with a re-design to one of the most popular CM products!

Fast forward 11 years (wow!) and I am now honored to be able to lead the process and keep driving us forward with our high quality products.  But I definitely do not do it alone!

I am very grateful to walk alongside the team at the Home Office and all of the Advisors who provide great feedback and insight to keep producing the best products.

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When not at work, you will find my husband and I running our three kids to sporting events, hanging out on the lake (since we live in the state of 11,842 lakes but who’s counting) and spending as much time with family and friends as we can.

Oh, and right now building a new house- just a small task on the to-do list.

Wedding Centerpieces: Natural Elegance Scrapbooking Collection

I love hosting bridal and baby showers!

I like any excuse to make crafty personalized decorations, bake something scrumptious, and pull out and use my collection of antique glassware and china.

I used our new Natural Elegance Collection to make these table arrangements for a bridal shower.

The bride-to-be was thrilled that I incorporated engagement photos of the couple and added a splash of the wedding color with solid cardstock.

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To make these paper flower bouquets, you’ll need:

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Step 1:  To make the photo flowers, cut your photos into circles and mat with larger circles cut from designer paper or cardstock.

Step 2:  Punch a lace scallop border from solid cardstock and fold in-between each scallop.  Use tape runner to put adhesive on the bottom edge of the lace scallop border and adhere to the backside edge of the photo mat.  If your arrangements will be viewed from both sides, adhere another matted photo on the back side of the lace scallop border.  Adhere floral stem wire to the back side of the flowers or in-between the layers using large foam squares.

Step 3:  I added a cropped slide-in card and a die cut embellishment to my two photo flowers.

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Step 1:  To make the large layered flowers, cut a variety of circles of different sizes from the designer paper.

Step 2:  Follow our CM video instructions for folding and cutting the circles to make Corner Rounder Flowers.  Crumple up the finished flowers and then unfold and smooth them.

Step 3:  Layer 3 or 4 flowers from largest to smallest.  Use a small amount of tape runner in the center of the flowers to hold them together.

Step 4:  Using a sharp pointed object, poke two holes through your stack of flowers.  Push floral stem wire up through one hole; bend the end and push it back down through the other hole.  Twist the end around the bottom base of your flower.

Step 5:  Use a large foam square to attach a small flower with a pearl embellishment to the center of each flower.

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Step 1:  To make medium sized layered flowers, cut 5 or 6 circles of the same size and follow instructions above.  Add leaf die cut embellishments to bottom layers.  See my taupe flower with white flower embellishment center and my solid pink cardstock flower.

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Step 1:  Make the smallest flowers by layering flower embellishments with foam squares.  Sandwich the floral stem wire in-between the layers.  Add leaf die cut embellishments to the bottom layers.  If your arrangement will be seen from both sides, make sure to add flower embellishments to the back side.

Let your imagination go wild with these!  The combinations are endless!  For fuller arrangements, you can add tissue paper flowers to the bouquets.

Karyn

Winter Wonderland Scrapbook Layout Ideas

Winter is such a beautiful, peaceful time of the year.

We watch the snowflakes fall from the sky in amazement.

So many of us love to enjoy the outdoors during this time of the year. And, we take a lot of photos of these times spent in the winter wonderland.

Creative Memories has many scrapbooking collections that invite us to use them on these winter themed scrapbook layouts.

Some examples that our Content Contributors have shared are using the A Year To Remember Collection, Natural Elegance Collection, and Cool Serenity Collection.

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Create Beautiful Cards: Creative Memories Natural Elegance Scrapbooking Collection

Cards.

There is so much sentiment and meaning behind a card.

There is even more if you create the card yourself!

It doesn’t have to be difficult.  (…and, really it is not!)

Start with a card base.  I usually use cardstock for this, so that it is sturdy.

Layer on a few stickers or embellishments, and WAAAA-LA!  You have yourself a beautiful card!  Personally, I believe that layering is the key to beauty when making a card. Use those foam squares between each layer!  Just take a look at the dimension.

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Soiree Collection Scrapbooking Border Ideas

Scrapbooking borders are such a great FUN way to add a little pizzazz to your layouts.

There is no better collection for doing this than the Soiree Collection.

The Soiree Collection is vibrant, colorful, and full of life!

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Meet Us Monday: Mark Lerud-President

Many of you ask about who it is that does this or that here at Home Office.

There are a lot of talented individuals that help support the Advisors, and ultimately bring you the top notch scrapbooking supplies you use.

Beginning today, and then each Monday going forward- we will introduce you to one of our employees who help make this CM world go round!

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