The new Travel Log collection will help you create the best travel scrapbook layouts imaginable and includes everything you need to create layouts or a travel journal that you can look back on years after the trip takes place. With this collection (and new tools!) at your fingertips, you can bring your travel memories to life in all sorts of exciting new ways. Check out this Travel Log layout in today’s post to get started!
Why do we love sketches so much? Is it the fact that they help break us out of a scrapboooking rut? Maybe it’s the fact that although we all see the same sketch, what we do with it varies completely depending on our taste, our style and our own creative preferences. No matter what the reason is, we love sketches, and if you love sketches too, then you’ll love today’s Weekly Sketch Round-Up! Check it out!
It’s finally here… THIS WEEKEND we celebrate National Scrapbook Day!!! It’s obviously kind of a big deal for us because, in our opinion (and hopefully yours), it’s the best day of the year and is an awesome reason to celebrate! We know there will be lots of weekend events and retreats, cropping with friends or scrapbooking away in the quiet solitude of your own craft cave. Need a fun project to create to celebrate the big day? Check out this scrapbook layout made by Marja from CM Home Office Canada and try creating them yourself! (Hint: If you’ve never seen the exclusive products that are used in this layout, make sure you check out the Ingredients section to see how YOU can get them!)
Scrapbooking comes with peaks and valleys. There are times when you can get frustrated (something isn’t turning out just right, you keep getting distracted, etc.), but these valleys are greatly overshadowed by the peaks of happiness that you feel when something turns out exactly like you wanted it to. This metaphor is brought to life with this outdoor scrapbook layout made with the Majestic Mountains Border Punch. Check out this fun layout created by blog contributor Krislyn!
Have some leftover scrapbook papers that you don’t have a use for? Do you have scraps of paper lying around that aren’t large enough to use in an album? You’re in luck, because with a little bit of inventiveness and imagination from CM Advisor Tina (and the help of the Custom Cutting System Circle Patterns) you can create your very own DIY paper rosettes! These rosettes work great as decorations for events or parties (plus, they just look cool). Check out how they look when done with the Flourish papers!
With April coming to an end, it’s time to reflect on our best moments! Do a happy dance because today I’m using Kit #16 to create a layout that’s so cute, you will have to add it to your collection. Not only is this layout fun and easy, it can be created using your paper scraps! That’s right – you will learn how to create a beautiful layout in your Happy Album using minimal paper. Follow along as I walk through how to reflect on your best moments and happy highlights in April with new journal prompts. Keep reading to find an April Journal Prompt Challenge, my reflection page layout using Kit #16 (yes, there’s a sketch included!), and a giveaway to win the White Refill Pages and Kit #17. Let’s create!
Those first few months of a baby’s life fly by. Although all the “firsts” may start to lose their luster in your day-to-day life, you’ll be looking back at them someday and know just how precious they really were. That’s why creating a layout like this one is so important — it helps you commemorate and preserve these earliest memories for years to come. Check out this gorgeous baby girl scrapbook layout that’s made with Storytime and acts as the perfect canvas for all of her first memories!
Have you ever heard the phrase “doing something is better than doing nothing”? It’s an important phrase to remember in all aspects of life, but it’s especially true for scrapbookers. Sometimes, we feel a lack of motivation. But, when that happens, the best way to get out of that funk is to just sit down and create something, no matter how unfinished it looks or how little you do. Still need a push in the right direction? Check out the Weekly Sketch Round-Up for some ideas to get you started!
One of the benefits of creating digital scrapbook layouts is the fact that you can seamlessly combine elements from different collections and use them all on one page. This allows you all sorts of creative freedom and flexibility, which does wonders for the pages that you create. Want an example of how you can seamlessly blend digital collections together? Check out this spring digital scrapbook layout created by blog contributor Beth!
The first year of a baby’s life is epic! Every month brings brand new milestones to capture, celebrate and remember. Here’s a way to easily document these big and small monthly moments — create a set of 12 borders, one for each month of baby’s first year. Each month, print several pics and add them to a page layout, along with that month’s border. Jot down milestones and special memories and you’re all set… until next month!