Roll Out Your Best Layouts with the Rolling Hills Border Maker Cartridge

One of the reasons that we all love scrapbooking is the fact that everybody sees things a little differently. It’s one of the reasons why the sketches posted on our Instagram account are so popular. Everybody envisions something different when looking at a blank canvas like a sketch. This is also true when it comes to tools! The Rolling Hills Border Maker Cartridge was marketed as a BMC that would create borders that look like scenic hills and trees. But, when blog contributor Nicole saw the BMC, she thought of something completely unique. Check out her take on the Rolling Hills BMC by taking a look at the birthday scrapbook layout she made!

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Weekly Sketch Round-Up Jan. 28-Feb. 1

Are you ready to be inspired? Hopefully so, because the Weekly Sketch Round-Up is here and it’s an absolute burst of inspiration! Check out the four sketches that we posted on our Instagram account (@CreativeMemories) over the past week. Give them a try throughout the week and show us what you’re able to do with them!

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Raise the Stakes and Tell Your Stories with this Fun Two-Page Scrapbook Layout

Sometimes, you have a story or a moment that is so grandiose that you can’t fit everything onto one page. Thankfully, blog contributor Nicole has a solution for this problem. She was able to take the Imagine That! collection and create a beautiful two-page scrapbook layout that fits a multitude of photos and memories. Check out how Nicole was able to take a fun afternoon and turn it into memories that will last for years to come!

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#FeatureFriday — Go On an Outback Adventure with the Designer of the Walkabout Collection

There’s adventure out there — have you been taking advantage of it? If so, you can celebrate the memories that you’ve made during your adventures with the new Walkabout collection! This collection has a modern-vintage vibe and features all sorts of Australian-inspired designs and patterns such as nature, maps, iconic building structures and more in a warm and earthy palette of sunset orange, blue, green, salmon, beige and pops of golden yellow. This collection has a ton of amazing fantastical elements to it, which is what makes it such a treat for the eyes. Curious as to what went into creating it? We sat down with Carrie, the designer and illustrator of the collection, to find out what was running through her mind when creating Walkabout. Check it out!

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How To Use Recipe Templates

Do you ever find yourself wanting to create more complex and colorful scrapbook layouts, but don’t want to try and freehand something and risk it looking cluttered or disorganized? If that sounds familiar, we’ve got something you’ll love… Recipe Templates! Recipe Templates are the perfect tool for creating intricate, professional-looking scrapbook layouts. In today’s post, you’ll get the 411 on Recipe Templates, including what they are, how to use them and – of course – examples of the layouts you can make! Let’s take a look!

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Weekly Sketch Round-Up Jan. 21-25

We all have busy schedules. Between your job, housework, managing your family and all your other extracurricular activities, it can oftentimes be hard to find time in your daily schedule to do the things you love, such as being creative. While it can be hard to find this time, the benefits are so noticeable. You’re a much happier person when you get to do the things you love daily, especially scrapbooking. If you need an excuse to take some time and scrapbook throughout the week, try making these sketches that were featured on the Creative Memories Instagram page (@CreativeMemories) throughout the past week. You won’t regret it!

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#FeatureFriday – Party Like it’s Your Birthday with the Designer of the Happy BirthYAY Collection

Did you know that it’s scientifically proven that the more birthdays you have, the longer you live? This is why a collection like the Happy BirthYAY is so important — birthdays are a good thing for everyone involved! The Happy BirthYAY collection is the ultimate tool for a scrapbooker who is commemorating a birthday, thanks mostly to the fact that it evokes a sense of everything we love about celebrations — fun, playfulness and joy. How was this essence so perfectly captured? We sat down with Alex, the designer and illustrator of this collection, to find out what inspired her when designing this collection. Let’s take a look!

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Beth Beller: An Advisor Success Story

Have you ever looked into the Advisor program? Freedom, simplicity and income — it almost seems too good to be true. While there are no caps and no limitations on what you can do, it’s still easy to wonder if you can make a full-time living running your own CM business… The answer is a resounding YES! Want some proof? Check out Advisor Beth Beller’s story as to how she was able to increase her business efforts and find great success in doing something that she loves to do!

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Weekly Sketch Round-Up Jan. 14-18

My goodness, would you look at the time — it’s time for the Weekly Sketch Round-Up! We’ve gathered the four sketches that were posted on the Creative Memories Instagram page (@CreativeMemories) throughout the past week and compiled them here for your enjoyment! Take a look at what our contributors did with the sketches, and then try them out for yourself!

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With Blend & Bloom, Going Green has Never Looked So Good

The Blend & Bloom collection is a collage of colors. Each of these mini-collections has its own unique feel and aesthetic to it, which almost makes it feel like three collections in one! Take the Blend & Bloom Green collection for example. The different shades of green found in the paper pack and embellishments make it a great fit for your photos of nature, springtime, picnics, days spent in the sunshine and more. Are you ready to “go green?” This lively green scrapbook layout made with Blend & Bloom is the perfect home for all your photos of outdoor fun. Check it out!

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