Vote Scrappie the Bear for President!

For over 20 years, Scrappie the Bear has been the official mascot of Creative Memories. He’s spent the past two decades spreading the joy of scrapbooking to creative people across the globe. His love for the crop is unmatched, and he won’t rest until the entire world understands the importance of memory preservation. Now, he’s taking on a brand new challenge — running for President.

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Promote Acceptance and Spread Love with this Autism Awareness Scrapbook Layout

Chances are you know (and love!) someone with autism, as the Autism Society estimates that currently 1 in 59 individuals are affected by autism. Although we now know much more about autism than we did when it was first identified, there is still much work to do. In 2008 the United Nations declared the second day of April as World Autism Awareness Day, and now the entire month of April is dedicated to promoting autism awareness, acceptance, information about services and supports, as well as a better overall understanding of neurodiversity. See how blog contributor Noreen came up with this beautiful autism awareness scrapbook layout in this blog post!

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Shine Brightly with this Autism Awareness Scrapbook Layout

“This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine.” Please do, for now you can further ignite your support for autism awareness with the new Shine Bright Theme Pack! This kit is inspired by the special brilliance that glows within us all, as well as how a little compassion can make a big connection and celebrate those with autism. Ready to learn more? Check out this layout and start brainstorming on what else you can create with this autism-awareness scrapbook kit!

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#EachforEqual: Creative Memories® Celebrates International Women’s Day

March 8 is International Women’s Day, which is a global day spent celebrating all of the social, cultural, political and economic achievements of women across the world. Everyone knows some incredible women who have made an impact on us — from mothers to teachers to friends and more. To celebrate the day, we asked members of the Creative Memories® team to tell us about a particularly influential woman in their life. Check out what they had to say and then tell us your answer in the comments below!

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Meet Melissa, Tania & Megan — How Becoming an Advisor Changed their Life

Since Creative Memories re-launched five years ago, we’ve celebrated the fact that our new plan has great benefits like no monthly order minimums. But, the best part about becoming an Advisor is membership in our community, where we share creative ideas and business tips with each other. We have three great Advisor stories for you to check out and see if being an Advisor may be for you. Take a look!

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Show Your Gratitude for the Fallen with these Remembrance Day Scrapbook Layouts

On Remembrance Day, we pay our respect to those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. It’s an incredibly important holiday that we should all take the time to observe, even if we don’t know anyone personally who has fallen. Advisors Tammy McEwen from Canada and Jacqui Scott from Australia have a lot of respect for Remembrance Day and they chose to show their gratitude by creating these beautiful Remembrance Day scrapbook layouts. Take a look for yourself!

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Celebrate CM’s Birthday Week with this CM-themed Scrapbook Layout

It’s our fifth birthday! We could go on and on about the long journey we’ve been on up until this point but the real story lies with you. All of you are the reason that we do what we do, and you are the ones that truly make CM what it is today. The CM story is different for each and every one of you, which is what makes it so great! In today’s post, blog contributor Krislyn shares her CM story and even throws in instructions for creating a CM scrapbook layout with the new Winterberry collection. Check it out!

P.S. We’re celebrating our birthday all week long with FREE SHIPPING! Head to your CM site for more details!

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Celebrate World Card Making Day with a Brief History of DIY Cards

What makes a card so special? At the end of the day, isn’t it just a piece of paper with some decorations and doodles on it? On the surface, it may seem insignificant, yet we all love it when we’re the recipient of one. Cards are a gift — the ultimate way to express your feelings in a thoughtful way. And with Oct. 5 being World Card Making Day, we thought we’d offer a brief rundown of the history of card giving and then provide some fun DIY card ideas! Let’s get to it!

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Make the Earth a Better Place with Eco-Friendly Scrapbooking

Earth Day is just around the corner, and we all share the responsibility of protecting the environment so we can pass down a habitable home for the generations to come. As scrapbookers, it’s no secret that we go through a lot of materials. Whether it’s paper scraps, used-up sticker sheets or even the back of Foam Squares, an afternoon of scrapbooking can have our craft tables looking like the start of a landfill (but a very beautiful one!). This is why it’s important that we all make a conscious effort to reduce our carbon footprint. Read on to learn which CM products are recyclable so you can practice eco-friendly scrapbooking!

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Celebrate Your Loved Ones with Handmade Cards

Ah, Valentine’s Day — the day with love in the air, heavy chocolate consumption and procrastinating boyfriends/husbands and girlfriends/wives flooding grocery stores and flower shops with last-minute shopping. At its core, Valentine’s Day is all about showing appreciation for the people who you love most in your life. Whether it’s a significant other, friends or family, we all have a Valentine in our life. Take the time to show them that you appreciate them and love them by doing something special on the 14th this year! It could be a card, a nice dinner or even just a hug — whatever you can do to spread a little love.

Today, we’ve got a card sketch idea for you in case you’re looking for a last-second thoughtful gift! And, if you want an “awww” moment to brighten your day, we asked several members of Creative Memories® Home Office about special Valentine’s Day gifts that they’ve received. Check out their answers below!

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