Sweeten Your Layout with Sugarplum Stickers

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The children were nestled all snug in their beds, while visions of sugarplums danced in their heads. Learn how to make this adorable scrapbooking layout with the Sugarplum Collection. This layout project is perfect to display all those photos of the holidays, winter fun, birthday parties, and so much more!

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The Best of Times Layout

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Hello everyone. Just recently, I came across a photo on my Facebook “On This Day” feed and came across a photo that I never scrapped. It was a favorite of mine too, but at the time, I did not have the right papers or embellishments to use for the layout. Until, almost four years later… As you can see, I do not scrapbook in chronological order; I scrapbook the photos that inspire me to scrapbook; photos and memories that I love…

The Croptoberfest Project Recipe Kit was perfect for these photos. The colors and patterns were just what I was looking for. And of course, I fell in love with the stickers. I just couldn’t stop adding them to the layout!

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Toil & Trouble…So Cute, It’s Scary!

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Make no bones about it – your Halloween scrapbook needs this spooky layout. The Toil & Trouble Collection is perfect to scrap those cute and not so scary photos of the pumpkin patch, trick or treating, and other fun Halloween activities! Make sure you capture all your favorite Halloween memories and share with us what you or children are going to be dressed up as this year!

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Photo Corners… Anything but Old-Fashioned

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Old family photos are something that are very treasured in my family. Luckily, these Archiver’s™ Photo Corners allowed me to secure my heritage photos onto this page layout without having to adhere them down. The Made with Love Collection also worked perfectly to create this vintage scrapbook layout of my family for all to cherish and remember the family farm.

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Toil & Trouble: BOO!

Growing up I have to admit Halloween was not my favourite time of year, but after having children that has changed!  I love helping them figure out their costumes, carving pumpkins and decorating for Halloween.  We usually try to be creative and make our costumes ourselves.  Who knew I would actually be sad that I have only one Trick or Treater left in the house now!

The fall is my favourite time of year for photos as I love the oranges, reds and yellows of the season.  So creating Halloween pages is fun for me because I have lots of photos to choose from and Toil & Trouble to play design with!

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Pawsitively Adorable Pet Layouts

Oh how we love our pets and they deserve scrapbook pages too!  Fur Buddies Digital Kit is perfect for designing pages with pet photos.  We never want to forget how much love and comfort they bring to our lives and capturing those memories is so important.  Sometimes we don’t have our pets very long so these are treasured photos.

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Digital Layout Ideas for New Creative Memories Digital Artwork

We’re passionate about providing you with ways to save your memories in an artistic and creative way. You can now find our new Creative Memories artwork in digital papers, elements and mat packs in the following collections:

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Virtual Holiday Crop: Challenge 4-Color

Welcome back!

How are your projects coming along?  Did you make time for a chocolate break?  If so, that means you have energy and are ready to keep going!

Color palettes are always so fabulous to use when creating a layout.

Sometimes it means that I work within one paper collection, and other times it means that I pull pieces from several paper collections.

But, how do you know where to start?

Creative Memories has a board on our Pinterest Page:  Creative Memories Pinterest Color Inspiration Board.  This is a great place to start for color inspiration.

With the holidays right around the corner, this combination jumped out at me, with the traditional colors.

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Virtual Holiday Crop: Challenge 3-Borders

This day is just flying by!

So much of North America is experiencing some beautiful weather this weekend!  Here in Minnesota it is deer hunting weekend, which mean many of us ladies are enjoying a nice quiet “girls weekend”!

Let’s talk about borders!  Borders are simple, adorable, and functional.  They also add color, and design to any simple page layout.
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Using Study Buddies Collection on Non-School Related Scrapbooking Layouts

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Our new Study Buddies Collection is bright and fun and perfect for school photos.   But our designer paper is always double-sided with an alternate print.  So I was able to use this collection to make some non-school scrapbook pages.

Our new Black 12×12 Plain Pages are the perfect background for this bright collection.  The black really makes the colors pop.  And when our Silver Metallic Pen is used on the black pages, it resembles the look of a chalkboard!

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To make my “Scrapping Buddies” layout, you’ll need:

Black 12×12 Plain Pages
Study Buddies Paper Pack
Study Buddies Slide-In Pack
Study Buddies Stickers
Study Buddies Embellishments
Black ABC/123 Stickers
Black Solid 12×12 Cardstock Paper Pack
Foam Squares
12-Inch Straight Trimmer
The Tape Runner
Silver Metallic Pen
Black Dual-Tip Pen

1.  Cut the lined paper to 10.5” x 10.5” and adhere to the center of the pages.  Use silver pen to draw stitching around the lined paper.
2.  Cut patterned paper to 4.25” x 12” and adhere as shown.
3.  Crop your photos and mat with black cardstock.  My photos on the first page measure 3”x3” and are matted on a piece of 9 3/8” x 6 ¼” black cardstock.  The photos on my second page measure 3” x 3”, 6” x 3” and 4 3/8” x 3” and are matted on a piece of 9 ¼” x 9 ¼” black cardstock.  The slide-in card was cut to fit.  Adhere photo mats to pages as shown.
4.  Add title and journal.
5.  Cut three 1.5” x 1.5” squares from black cardstock and use silver pen to add stitching.  Adhere to pages as shown.
6.  Use foam squares to adhere the sticker and embellishments as shown.

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My layouts tend to have a linear and tailored aesthetic, so the next pages are a bit of a departure for me. 

But I like how the layout evokes the image of my desk during our planning stages and also the feeling of chaos of living through the renovation process.

Although the layout has a random look, it took at bit of arranging and rearranging to position the pieces to my liking.  Our new Repositionable Tape Runner Refill came in very handy!

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To make these pages, you’ll need:

Study Buddies Paper Pack
Study Buddies Slide-In Pack
Study Buddies Embellishments
Gold ABC/123 Stickers
Beige Solid 12×12 Cardstock Paper Pack
Foam Squares
12-Inch Straight Trimmer
The Tape Runner
Brown Dual-Tip Pen

1.  Lay the two background papers side-by-side and lay the purple paper on top of both at an angle.  Adhere the purple paper to the page on the left while preserving your angle.  Cut off the excess that over-hangs to the right making sure to preserve the vertical length of the purple paper.  Again line up your background papers side-by-side and adhere to the right page the smaller cut piece of the purple paper at an angle that fits with the left page.  Trim excess purple paper that over-hangs the bottom of the page.
2.  Crop photos and mat with beige cardstock.
3.  Cut apart the rulers from the “ruler-patterned” paper.
4.  Arrange and adhere photos and ruler pieces. I used foam squares to adhere the two rulers than lay on top.
5.  Add title.
6.  Cut out the “clip board” journaling mat from a slide-in card. Journal and adhere.
7.  Add embellishments as shown. I used foam squares to adhere the triangle ruler and the pencil embellishments.

Happy Scrapping!

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