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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Bring On an Attitude of Gratitude

There’s a wise saying that “It’s not happiness that brings us gratitude; it’s gratitude that brings us happiness.” With the hustle and bustle of Thanksgiving preparations, it’s easy to get caught up in who is bringing what and whose house are we going to and how are we going celebrate with all our familiesOver the next few days and throughout the Christmas season, let’s all remember to take some time to reflect upon what we’re thankful for and appreciate the special people and moments in life. Let gratitude fill the place where getting caught up in the chaos of the holidays previously lived… allow yourself to feel thankful, and for that thankfulness to bring you happiness. And, we’ll get the ball rolling… in today’s blog post, check out what some Home Office team members are grateful for!

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5 Ways to Spread Kindness on World Kindness Day

Happy World Kindness Day! Today, take some time out of your busy schedule to do something thoughtful for someone else that will make their day a little brighter. Need some ideas? We’ve got five quick and easy things you can do! (Hint: There’s also a sketch included in this post!)

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Your 15 Moods While Scrapbooking (As Told by Emojis)

Scrapbooking can be an emotional rollercoaster. Although it’s your passion and you love doing it, everything doesn’t always go according to plan. There are highs and lows that come with putting a scrapbook together, and what better way to display these different emotions than with emojis (in celebration of World Emoji Day!)?

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#FeatureFriday – Behind the Scenes with Full Bloom’s Designer

#FeatureFriday is here, and have we got a great feature for you! It’s time for you to be properly introduced to Full Bloom – a floral collection that comes fresh from the garden of our Product Designer Alex’s mind – shared in her own words! Let’s take an inside look!

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