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!
‘Tis the sea-son to create gorgeous underwater scrapbook layouts using the Mermaid Cove collection! This new collection is whimsical, mystical and has fantastic elements that make your layouts look like a fairytale come to life. Whether you use it for birthday parties, trips to the pool or aquarium or days spent with a daughter or granddaughter, you’ll love this collection for all your fun days spent “under the sea.” Want to see how it looks on the page? Check out this beautiful mermaid scrapbook layout!
If you’re not living life like it’s an adventure, then you’re doing it wrong. Each day comes with its own stories and experiences, and you can tell these stories like never before with the new Imagine That! collection. It brings all sorts of dreamlike elements and ideas to your scrapbooking projects, making it the perfect canvas for the fun escapades in your life. Want an example of how you can create a gorgeous adventure scrapbook layout using Imagine That!? Check out today’s post from blog contributor Nicole!
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!
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!
A good scrapbook border is what separates a good layout from a great layout. It emphasizes the theme of the layout, adds some extra color and ties the page together as a whole. There are many different borders that you can make that work for a variety of themes by using your favorite CM products. Blog contributor Krislyn recently took on the Basics to Scrapbooking Border Recipe, and she realized just how easy it is to make these beautiful borders. Read on to learn how to create simple scrapbook borders!
It’s a common problem in the scrapbooking world — you have tons of photos that work great with one another, but you can’t fit all of them on the page in a stylish and organized way. Thankfully, this problem is now a thing of the past thanks to the Peekaboo Pockets™! You can use the Peekaboo Pockets™ to add new layers to your pages and fit all your coordinating photos into a multi-layered scrapbook layout. This helps in terms of functionality, organization and the overall appearance of the page. Check out how they’re used with CM’s newest Christmas collection — Season’s Greetings!
Down… set… HIKE! The college football season officially kicked off last weekend, and with a slew of big-time games this weekend, the forecast calls for plenty of pigskin from now until February. Are your scrapbooks ready? Whether your alma mater takes the field on Saturdays, your favorite professional team takes the field on Sundays or your student-athlete takes the field on Fridays, there are plenty of opportunities for you to fill your albums with football photos this fall. Want to really make these football scrapbook albums stand out? Blog contributor Karen created a beautiful football scrapbook border using the Sunshine Border Maker Cartridge that makes every page look like it came straight from the gridiron. Check it out!
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!
No matter how large the world may seem, we’re all still living under the same sun. The sun acts as the ultimate backlight for so many memories that turn into photographs, and after you compile all of these photos and memories, your next step is to figure out what to do with them. No collection can do a better job of showing off your sunny smiles or a tropical trip than Sun-Kissed! Today, blog contributor Vanessa outlines how to create a tropical travel scrapbook layout that does a phenomenal job of showcasing your photos alongside some sunny accent pieces that will make you feel like your vacation never ended. Let’s take a look!