Create Amazing Border Combinations for this Adventure-Themed Scrapbook Layout

How do you adventure? Is it a day-long hike through the wilderness? Is it an afternoon spent exploring your city? Or is it an imaginative play date with your little one in the backyard? No matter what type of adventure awaits you out there, you can illustrate the joys of your journeys with this adventure scrapbook layout that is made with the Walkabout collection. Start telling your tales today!

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Get Groovy with this Best in Show Dance Scrapbook Layout

No matter what extra-curricular activities your kids are into, whether it’s outdoor sports, dramatic arts, music… you are bound to have countless photos of their escapades. In our household, it’s dancing — I have countless photos of concert nights, photo days, rehearsals and more. The challenge is fitting all those photos into an album! This layout featuring nine photos is ideal for getting more photos safely into an album for you and your kiddos to enjoy!

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#ThrowbackThursday: Go Back to Summertime with this Strawberry Scrapbook Project

Strawberries are amongst the most versatile fruit. They work well in smoothies, jam and jelly, pie, shortcake and more. But, did you know that with a little bit of inventiveness and creativity you can add the fruity fun of strawberries to your layouts? You likely have a lot of spring and summertime photos that were taken during peak strawberry season — freshen them up with this fun homemade scrapbook strawberry!

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Make Your Own Scrappie the Bear Using the Custom Cutting System

Have you heard the news? Scrappie the Bear has returned! After his long hiatus, Scrappie, the unofficial mascot of Creative Memories®, made his return earlier this month as a part of the Blast from the Past Bundle (and check out the current Scrap-enger Hunt on our Facebook page to win a Scrappie!). Now… how would you like to make a Scrappie of your own? Well, by using the Custom Cutting System with Circle, Oval and Gemstone Patterns, you can actually make your own paper version of Scrappie! Find out how in today’s blog post!

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Top Black Friday Scrapbook Gift Ideas

Happy Black Friday! While people all across North America are lining up at stores trying to get the hottest new products, diehard scrapbookers are spending the day combing the Creative Memories® website looking for what they want. Whether you’re shopping for yourself, a friend or family member or a fellow scrapbooker in your life, we have all the products you need to give the perfect gift! Check out the guide below to find our list of the top Black Friday gift ideas!

BONUS… Don’t miss out on our exclusive Black Friday deals going on now!

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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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Curious About Cardstock? 5 Ways You Can Use It!

True scrapbookers know that there are some layouts and projects that call for colorful, reliable, photo-safe cardstock! CM’s selection of colors is second-to-none and the NEW shimmer selection (part of the limited-time Cardstock Buffet that’s going on now!) gives you the ability to make your projects shine (or shimmer) like never before. Want to see how you can use cardstock in fun and useful ways? Read on to check out five ideas for how to use cardstock!

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An Essentials Geometric Scrapbook Idea You’ll Love

If you have a penchant for patterned, brightly colored papers, you’ll love the Essentials Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack. It’s full of quirky, geometric, primary-toned goodness that is as versatile as it is fun. It was the simplicity and beauty of the Essentials collection that inspired today’s fantastic geometric scrapbook layout; the creative angle cuts and clever paper placement to create a unique graphic backdrop for your latest fun photos. No matter what type of photos you want to use this layout for, this Essentials classic scrapbook layout is a great choice for your project.

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Add Sentimental Surprises to Scrapbook Layouts Using Peekaboo Pockets™

They say a picture is worth a thousand words but is that even enough to tell the full story? Do you ever find yourself running out of room on a page and being unable to fit all of your photos and memories? Peekaboo Pockets™ are one of the best ways to fit more photos on a scrapbook page! These scrapbooking photo pockets are an efficient and effective way to pack your pages with as many photos as you need, layering photographs on top of one another to create a “slideshow” of sorts. With the Peekaboo Pockets™, there’s no more leaving photos off the page due to a lack of room; you can fit everything you want onto the page in an organized, aesthetically pleasing way. Want to see them in action? Check out just how much content can be squeezed into this Maritime two-page layout with Peekaboo Pockets™ below!

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Spread Locally Grown Love With These Produce and Gardening Scrapbook Ideas

For those with a green thumb, summertime means one thing – gardening season. Many people like to grow flowers, shrubs and their own food or go out and pick fresh produce; some do it for the health benefits, others for affordability and some because they just enjoy the process! No matter what your reason is, if you enjoy gardening and picking fresh produce as much as you like you enjoy scrapbooking and being crafty, we’ve got two fun ways to combine the two hobbies! Blog contributor Kristin lays out two different produce-related projects that she likes taking on after she harvests the fruits of her labor, including a unique canning decoration and a beautiful berry picking project, which would also make a great gardening scrapbook layout. Check them out!

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