#FeatureFriday – Find Out How this Designer Put Her Happy into Ever After

Life can work in mysterious ways. Sometimes, the timing of certain events is so coincidental that it’s almost impeccable. This was certainly the case when Alex, the soon-to-be-wed product designer and illustrator, was assigned the task to create a new wedding collection for CM! Talk about great timing! She was able to draw inspiration from her own wedding planning and use it to create the Ever After wedding scrapbook collection, and vice versa. Learn more about what went into creating this stunning collection in this edition of #FeatureFriday!

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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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#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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#FeatureFriday — Go Behind the Scenes with the Designer of Blend & Bloom

The new Blend & Bloom collection brings every photo to life and makes all your projects look like a gorgeous spring day. It’s a collection jam-packed with colors, designs and illustrations that are guaranteed to put you in a better mood just by looking at it. What went into creating such a positive and playful collection? Get a behind-the-scenes look at the Blend & Bloom collection by seeing it through the eyes of Tara, the designer of the collection. Check it out!

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#FeatureFriday — Creating a Collection as Bubbly as Mermaid Cove

Have you always fantasized about living an enchanting life under the sea? If so, you can turn those dreams into a reality with the Mermaid Cove collection! This collection is as whimsical as it is mystical, and the playful palette of teal, purple and pink make it feel like you’re living life amongst the mermaids! Obviously, it isn’t an easy task to capture the essence of underwater life into a scrapbooking collection, but Design Manager Carrie was up for the task! Check out what Carrie had to say about her inspiration for the collection and how she went about creating it!

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#FeatureFriday – Go Behind the Scenes with the Imagine That! Designer

Have you explored the Imagine That! collection yet? This superhero-themed scrapbook collection is all about letting your imagination and creativity run wild. Obviously, a collection this unique and enthusiastic needs to be designed by someone who is equally as imaginative, which is why it was the perfect collection for Product Designer/Illustrator Alex! We sat down with Alex to learn more about her inspiration and the design choices she made when creating the Imagine That! collection. Check out what she had to say!

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#FeatureFriday — Behind-the-Scenes Roundtable with ALL CM Designers on Frost!

Are you ready for an awesome Friday treat? For the first time ever, we went behind the scenes with ALL the CM designers for an intimate #FeatureFriday roundtable discussion on the new Frost collection! Find out what they love, what they think is most unique about it, what they’d add if they could to this collection, which was inspired by the beauty of snow storms, trending winter florals and cozy knit sweaters. So, pull up a chair and grab a seat at the table of this exclusive roundtable!

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#FeatureFriday – See the Inspiration Behind the Scrap Happy Collection

Scrapbookers and fans of Creative Memories® are sharing their delight with the new Scrap Happy collection. The illustrations, design themes, papers and icons make this a dream collection for scrap addicts everywhere. These design choices were made by Illustrator and Product Designer Alex, who took on the challenge of creating this fun collection. Interested in the inspiration and thought process that went into it? Meet Alex and check out what she has to say in today’s #FeatureFriday!

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#FeatureFriday – Go Behind the Scenes with the Designer of the Season’s Greetings Collection

The Season’s Greetings collection launched earlier this month, and everyone has been feeling the holiday spirit ever since! There have been rave reviews coming in for the collection, and everyone seems to love the illustrations and design themes that went into it. That credit goes all to Illustrator and Product Designer Alex, who underwent the task of creating a holiday collection that had all of the classic themes of the season while still being unique and original. Check out what Alex had to say about the collection, her inspiration for Season’s Greetings and enjoy a fun Christmas Q&A with her at the end! Happy reading!

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#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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