These DIY Advent Calendars Are a Creative Countdown

The yuletide season is right around the corner, which means we’re gearing up with anticipation to the countdown to Christmas! Have you ever used an Advent calendar to count down the days until Christmas morning? Blog contributors Sachiyo Omitsu and Erica Kelley decided to create some DIY Advent calendars for their families this year — check it out!

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Adorn Your Home With These Autumnal DIY Paper Pumpkin Garlands

Pumpkins are a symbol of fall — we can bake them, carve them and perhaps get a whiff of them in a scented candle. You can also decorate with them… in garland form! (Yes, really!) Blog contributor Tina Kistinger was feeling the DIY spirit, so she created these DIY paper pumpkin garlands that will make your home look gourd-geous and festive. Check it out below!

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World Card Making Day Sketch Challenge

Happy World Card Making Day! Celebrated annually on the first Saturday in October, this day is meant to commemorate and encourage the art of creating handmade cards! Many know that a store-bought card doesn’t have quite the same amount of care behind it that a handmade card does, which is why many crafty people prefer to put in that extra time, love and personal touches. We adore creating cards here at Creative Memories, and that’s why we are offering YOU the opportunity to celebrate the observance by creating a card and entering for the chance to win a FREE card kit! Let’s get started!

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Add Expression To Your Pages With These Emoji Scrapbook Decorations

If you’re an active smartphone user, you’ve probably used an emoji or two in your days. These expressive little guys, gals and icons never fail to put a smile on all of our faces, but have you ever thought to incorporate them in your crafting? Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu recently created some emoji scrapbook decorations, and she’s excited to share them — check them out!

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Herd in Creative Cuteness With This Baby Scrapbook Layout

How have you marked the growth of your kids or grandkids in your scrapbooks? Do you take photos that mark those “baby’s firsts?” Or perhaps you document and journal about changes in height, birthdays and developing hobbies ? Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu let her young kids get hands on (literally!) with this adorable baby scrapbook layout, turning their handprints into elephants! Talk about creativity!

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Creativity Is Ripe for the Picking in This Croptoberfest-Themed Autumn Scrapbook Layout

Croptoberfest is in full swing, and we’re having a blast! While Croptoberfest events may look a little different this year, scrapbookers everywhere are still having bushels of fun and a cornucopia of creativity! Check out this autumn scrapbook layout that features the exclusive Croptoberfest products and give it a go!

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Send Your Love From a Distance With This DIY Wedding Card

Due to restrictions and safety guidelines imposed by COVID-19, weddings have looked a lot different this year. Smaller guest lists mean you may need to find a way to support the lovebirds without actually being there in person. In fact, blog contributor Tina Kistinger recently got inspired to send her love from a distance with the help of the All My Love collection — check out these fun DIY wedding cards she made!

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Add a Time Travel Touch to Your Albums With This Swirling Scrapbook Layout

Have you ever gotten your scrapbooking inspiration from a perhaps unorthodox place, like works of art, unique thoughts or different forms of media? Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu recently got some inspiration for her layouts from a children’s cartoon — and it helped her churn out this fun swirling scrapbook layout. Check it out!

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Express Gratitude and Grace With These Faith Scrapbook Projects

Have you ever wanted to add a little bit of Sunday service to your album? With the Graceful Theme Pack and the Cross Punch, you can create enchanting and elegant faith scrapbook projects that will add a bit of your devotion to any layout or album. Check out these examples!

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Easily Craft a Canadian Experience With This DIY Mini Accordion Album

Intricate, complex layouts always look great, but if you want to get something done simply and quickly (and still looks amazing!), there are other ways to perfectly and proudly highlight your photos and memories. How so, you may ask? Well, that’s where blog contributor Tina Kistinger comes into play! Check out her beautiful DIY mini accordion album with the True North Theme Pack!

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