#FeatureFriday – Capturing the Essence of Autumn with Gather Together

If you enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and feelings of fall, then you’ll love the Gather Together collection. The entire collection is authentically autumnal through and through. Everything about it makes you feel like it’s a brisk October day, no matter what time of year you’re looking at it. Being able to capture the essence of fall into a scrapbook collection is no easy task. So how did Design Manager Carrie do it? We sat down with Carrie to learn more about the inspiration for this collection and how she went about creating it. Check it out!

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Weekly Sketch Round-Up Sept. 10-14

It’s that time of week again — time to be inspired with the Weekly Sketch Round-Up! We posted four new sketches on our Instagram (@CreativeMemories) this past week, and we can’t wait to hear what you think about them! Have you tried them out for yourself yet? If you have, take a picture of the finished layout and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #CreativeMemoriesSketches.

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Turning a Little Lamb Fast2Fab™ into a Maritime Fast2Fab™

Have you ever had an excess of products from one scrapbook collection but needed more supplies from another collection for the project you want to make? Or maybe you purchased a Fast2Fab™ album with the intent to make one kind of themed album but then it fell through and now you don’t know what to do? These aren’t solution-less problems! With a few modifications and a little bit of creativity, you can easily transform a Fast2Fab™ and make it work for a completely different theme. Check out how blog contributor Meg was able to take the Little Lamb Baby Boy Fast2Fab™ and turn it into a Maritime Fast2Fab™ in today’s post!

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Stay Creative and Inspired with Essentials Geometric Scrapbook Borders

The Essentials collection is all about taking things back to the basics. The two paper packs in the collection feature geometric designs and a palette that is great for creating primary scrapbook borders that will add a classic aesthetic to any page you make. Check out these border ideas from Advisor Mati in today’s post!

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Weekly Sketch Round-Up Sept. 3-7

Are you ready for your weekly dose of inspiration? If so, you’re in luck because it’s time for the Weekly Sketch Round-Up! We posted three new sketches to our Instagram account this week (@CreativeMemories) along with examples of the finished product. Have you tried out these sketches? If so, we would love to see! Take a picture of your finished layouts and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #CreativeMemoriesSketches.

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#FeatureFriday — Behind the Scenes with the Designer of the Pumpkin Spice Collection

The spook-tacular Pumpkin Spice collection has all the Halloween scrapbook supplies you could ever want to make absolutely boo-tiful projects and layouts. It’s easy to understand the intent behind the collection, but what about the inspiration? What was it about fall and Halloween that made the designer make the decisions that she did? Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Pumpkin Spice collection and see it through the eyes of Tara, the designer of the collection!

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Make Melodious Music Themed Scrapbook Layouts with the Essentials Collection

Music is a crazy thing. A song has the ability to transport you back to a certain time and place and make you feel incredibly nostalgic. The parallels between music and the Essentials collection was clear to blog contributor Sachiyo, which is why she felt it would be perfect for creating a layout for her trip to the Motown Museum. Check out the modern yet vintage scrapbook layout she made!

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Weekly Sketch Round-Up Aug. 27-31

It’s that time of the week again — time to be inspired by the Weekly Sketch Round-Up! We posted four new sketches on the @CreativeMemories Instagram page last week, along with an example of the finished product. Now it’s your turn! What kind of layouts will you make using these sketches? Try them out, take a picture and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #CreativeMemoriesSketches. Keep the inspiration going!

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Your Must-Have Back to School Scrapbook Supplies

Your camera is about to be working overtime with photos of first-day-of-school outfits, class portraits, the start of school sports or clubs, recitals, plays, you name it — make sure you have a variety of great school scrapbook supplies to create beautiful layouts that you and the kids will treasure for years to come! There are three CM collections that are perfect for making stunning school-themed scrapbook layouts – take a look in today’s post!

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Score a Touchdown with the Sunshine Border Maker Cartridge Scrapbook Football Border

Down… set… HIKE! The college football season officially kicked off last weekend, and with a slew of big-time games this weekend, the forecast calls for plenty of pigskin from now until February. Are your scrapbooks ready? Whether your alma mater takes the field on Saturdays, your favorite professional team takes the field on Sundays or your student-athlete takes the field on Fridays, there are plenty of opportunities for you to fill your albums with football photos this fall. Want to really make these football scrapbook albums stand out? Blog contributor Karen created a beautiful football scrapbook border using the Sunshine Border Maker Cartridge that makes every page look like it came straight from the gridiron. Check it out!

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