Five Helpful Tips for Scanning and Preserving Old Photos

Chances are, you’ve got a collection of old photos stashed away somewhere. These photos allow you to look back on precious moments and appreciate your heritage and family history, but as time goes on, they start to age more and more. So, how do you preserve and save them from Father Time? Blog contributor Krista Taylor has plenty of experience scanning old photos and creating digital versions that’ll last a lifetime. Take a look at her tips and tricks to learn how to get the perfect scan every time!

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Make Melodies with this Simply Symphonic Scrapbook Layout Idea

When it comes to layouts, every scrapbooker needs an “ace in the hole.” Experimenting with new project ideas and challenging yourself is great, too, but it can be time-consuming. When you just want to put something together quickly, there’s nothing like having a simple scrapbook layout idea in your back pocket. Check out Noreen Smith’s go-to scrapbook layout — maybe it will become yours as well!

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Materialize Your Memories with this Vintage Predesigned Scrapbook Layout

What do you do to make a Fast2Fab™ layout your own? Do you like to add borders to make the page pop? Do you fill it with stickers, embellishments and other decorations for some extra flair? No matter what you do, there are plenty of ways to add a personal touch any predesigned scrapbook layout. Take a look at how blog contributor Krislyn took a Memoirs & Memories Fast2Fab™ layout and turned it into something unique!

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Create Simple, Yet Stunning DIY Cards for Any Occasion!

Who says you need a special occasion to send someone a card? With the right papers and a little bit of creativity, you can create a card that’s appropriate for any event, celebration or occasion! Want to see an example? Blog contributor Noreen recently took on the challenge of coming up with some DIY card ideas that are as versatile as they are striking — check them out!

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Add an Industrial Edge to Your Layouts with these Complementing Scrapbook Border Duos

Designing a single scrapbook border is one thing but have you ever attempted to create complementing scrapbook border duos? They’re a great way to emphasize your layout’s theme and really pull a page together. Blog contributor Krislyn recently took on the challenge of coming up with five different vintage scrapbook border duos using the Memoirs & Memories collection and the Timeworn Texture Paper Pack. Take a look at her ideas and see how the borders add a one-two punch to any project.

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Vibe with the Vintage Versatility of this Rustic Scrapbook Layout

One of the best parts of the Memoirs & Memories collection is how adaptable it is. There are so many different layouts you can create with it, from academic achievements to milestone moments and anything in-between. When blog contributor Natalie got her hands on the collection, the flexibility of it was the first thing she noticed. Take a look at the rustic scrapbook layout she was able to create and imagine the possibilities that come with it!

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Recount Days Gone By with this Vintage Scrapbook Layout

Moments turn into memories in the blink of an eye. That’s why it’s so important to preserve the special moments of life, regardless of how small or insignificant they may feel at the time. This vintage scrapbook layout idea provides you with the perfect place to put both milestone and mundane memories from days gone by. Take a look!

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Add Industrial Ingenuity to Your Desk with these DIY Sticky Note Holders

The best part about having the crafting bug? You can come up with unique ways to tackle all sorts of everyday challenges — some of which you didn’t even realize needed tackling! Someone who enjoys the imaginative art of DIY sees an entirely world of possibilities when it comes to their day-to-day life, and blog contributor Tina is no exception. She recently took the Memoirs & Memories collection and created handy DIY sticky note holders that look great on any desk or workspace. Check it out!

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Get Classically Crafty with these Vintage Scrapbook Borders and Card

Nothing resonates quite like the good times of the great oldies. Sure, the new is always exciting, but everyone loves a little bit of nostalgia, especially when it comes to scrapbook layouts. If you’re looking to add some traditional flair to your projects, then you’re going to love these projects made with the Memoirs & Memories collection! Check out these DIY vintage scrapbook borders and card to learn how to add a little bit of old-school cool to your projects!

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Find Your Happy Place with this Vintage Scrapbook Layout

Often when we reminisce, we can’t help but smile. Taking the time to look back on previous chapters of our lives can be one of the main reasons we scrapbook and the Memoirs & Memories collection helps you do just that. It plays on feelings of nostalgia while adding a lived-in look to your albums. See the sepia-inspired style of Memoirs & Memories in the vintage scrapbook layout below and imagine which scene from your life you want to highlight!

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