As a mom and teacher, September always feels more like the beginning of a new year than January does! I love the fresh start of a new school year, so needless to say I was over the moon when Creative Memories introduced the new “Study Buddies” collection of fun, school-themed products! The collection consists of a GORGEOUS Album, Predesigned Fast 2 Fabulous Pages, a Paper Pack, a Slide-In Pack, Embellishments and Stickers! There is really something for every type of memory-keeper in this collection. To prove it to you, I created three school-themed layouts – a Fast 2 Fabulous layout, an easy Multi-Pocket Page layout and a more Traditional decorative layout – with these adorable products. Let me show you!
Whether you are a simple scrapper, a pocket scrapper or a decorative scrapper, the beautiful Natural Elegance Collection will help you create gorgeous layouts that effortlessly highlight your wedding photos! I used the lovely papers, sticker, embellishments and slide-in cards from the collection with my own wedding photos to create an almost instant “naked” page on the beloved Black Scrapbook Pages, a slide-in page using the versatile Multi-Pocket Pages and a more traditional layout where I got to have fun with layering decorative papers & borders and making embellishments clusters.
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.
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.
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:
I’ve been having so much fun scrapping all our vacation photos from last summer using the new Cool Serenity Collection – blues, greens and turquoises are my favorite colors and they work so well with the photos of my family at the lake and ocean. I’ve enjoyed playing around and I’m happy to share a new 1-2-3 layout with you!
As part of our road trip vacation last summer we stayed in North Vancouver, B.C. for a few days. One evening we ventured out to a lovely little marina community called Deep Cove. We enjoyed walking around and watching all the boats, climbing down onto the rocks and beach, and then capped off our night with an incredible seafood feast at the most charming bistro overlooking the picturesque marina. We even discovered a new favorite wine and couldn’t leave without bringing home a few bottles to remember our lovely evening! I love that working with these photos brought back all those great memories and, I LOVE how the layout turned out!