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!)
Have you seen the new Simply Sunshine collection yet? This bright and playful collection is blooming with fun and vivid themes, illustrations and designs, making it perfect for creating spring scrapbook layouts. If you have an excess of outdoor photos to choose from, don’t worry — try using Peekaboo Pockets™! Check out today’s post to see how you can combine Peekaboo Pockets™ with Simply Sunshine to create a layout that will give you warm spring feelings whenever you look at it!
Sometimes, you have a story or a moment that is so grandiose that you can’t fit everything onto one page. Thankfully, blog contributor Nicole has a solution for this problem. She was able to take the Imagine That! collection and create a beautiful two-page scrapbook layout that fits a multitude of photos and memories. Check out how Nicole was able to take a fun afternoon and turn it into memories that will last for years to come!
On the surface, the Imagine That! collection looks like it’s meant for theme parks and superhero-themed projects. While it is a great collection for these things, it also works for a variety of other types of projects such as adventures, spring, summertime and more. Check out how blog contributor Nicole was able to use the collection to bring her family trip to the World War II Valor in the Pacific National Monument to life!
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!
Isn’t it funny how quickly we shift from Halloween to the holidays? Right when the pumpkins get put away, the poinsettias come out. Thankfully, the new Season’s Greetings collection has all the scrapbooking materials you need to create beautiful holiday-themed scrapbook layouts. In today’s post, contributor Nicole shows how to create a gorgeous two-page holiday scrapbook layout using some of the papers and products that come with Season’s Greetings. Check it out!
Are you in need of some inspiration? If so, you’re in luck, because it’s time for the Weekly Sketch Round-Up! There were four new sketches posted on our Instagram account (@CreativeMemories) throughout the past week — have you tried any of them out yet? If you have, we want to see! Take a picture of the finished product and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #CreativeMemoriesSketches so that everyone can see your take on it! Happy scrapping!
As Halloween creeps closer and closer, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to showcase all of the spooky photos you’ll be taking this year. Thankfully, the Pumpkin Spice collection has what you need to make boo-tiful layouts for all of your photos from the 31st. When you combine Pumpkin Spice with a few other tools and materials, you can make something that looks scary cute! Check out how blog contributor Glenda was able to make a spook-tacular two-page Halloween scrapbook spread using the Pumpkin Spice Collection!
Hopefully your camera is ready because the holiday season is coming up and it’s about to be busier than ever! Whether it’s decorating your home, spending time with family, playing in the snow or opening presents, there are so many great photo opportunities during the holidays that you’ll want to capture in a festive Christmas scrapbook layout (or a few!). Thankfully, the new Season’s Greetings collection has everything you need to create the best holiday album possible. Check out this Season’s Greetings two-page holiday layout and try making it for yourself this December!
The Pumpkin Spice collection is all about bringing your favorite Halloween themes to life in a classic, yet original way. Blog contributor Krislyn created a gorgeous layout that features Halloween photos from CM Graphic Designer Rachel’s childhood! This two-page Halloween scrapbook layout is a great way to put your spookiest Halloween photos together and make something that will make you itch to go trick-or-treating again! Check it out, and make sure you read all the way down to the bottom for our exclusive Halloween Q&A session with Rachel!