Have a Pocket-Sized Celebration With These DIY Mini Albums

Mini albums may be small, but they sure are mighty — mighty with your beloved photos and memories, that is! These quick, easy-to-do scrapbooking projects can be completed in one sitting and are the perfect way to showcase your special stories, from timely DIY holiday mini albums to showcasing precious baby moments! CM Japan Advisors Yuuki Miyata and Yumi Iizuka came up with these clever DIY mini albums that can turn all sorts of photos into a beautiful display — check them out!

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5 Must-Know Tips for Photo Taking, Organization, Cameras & Video

Today’s blog post is a real tip-tastic treat — we’ve got 5 must-know tips for snapping photos, taking photos on your cell phone and camera, tips for photo organization, tips for video (perfect for this virtual time we’re living in!), as well as a Day-in-the-Life project that you’re sure to love. Let’s get to it!

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Digital – Mix & Match Layouts

I am a traditional scrapbooker  as well as a digital designer and two of my favourite embellishments are flowers and gems when I am scrapping traditionally.  So… you can only imagine my delight when the Mix & Match Digital Kits were introduced…and in so many beautiful colours!!!

I love layering different flower combinations along with the gems and the HUGE benefit when scrapping digitally is you never run out of your favourites because the supply is endless!  I am going to share a few pages I designed to show you different colour combinations and ways to decorate your pages with these “little gems”.

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Using Calendar Grid Pages Non-Traditionally

Did you see the NEW 12″ x 12″ Calendar Refill Pages?

These pages are great for documenting your day to day, or month by month.

….or you can use them in non-traditional ways.

Today I will share a few ideas with you, showing you exactly that.  Non-Traditional Calendar Grid Scrapbook Pages.

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Virtual Holiday Crop: Challenge 2-Sketch

Are you having FUN yet?

We are LOVING all the shaker cards that you are posting on our Facebook Event Page!

Let’s keep moving—so we can get as many projects completed today as possible!  It’s all about the completed projects!  …and the holiday spirit!

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Scrapbook Borders – Three Ways

Borders are a staple in scrapbooking. Whether working on the most elaborate or the most simple spread, creating a border has long time been a go-to for scrapbookers. There are so many different materials you can use for borders from cardstock to designer paper, stickers to embellishments. The Border Maker System is a must-have tool if you enjoy making borders – it is so user friendly and the options are endless with the catalogue of cartridges available. Today, I want to share with you three different borders made with three different product collections.

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Photo Tips – Halloween Photography

Fall is my favourite time for photography!  I love all of the colours in the fall palette!  Along with fall comes Halloween and all of the photo opportunities surrounding this time of the year.

Pumpkins to Jack-o-lanterns

Leading up to Halloween I like to get photos of the children carving their pumpkins and what designs they come up with every year.

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Lauren’s jack-o-lantern is always very creative and usually has a theme – The Walking Dead this year!

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One Memory, Three Ways – Wedding Edition!

Whether you are a simple scrapper, a pocket scrapper or a decorative scrapper, the beautiful Natural Elegance Collection will help you create gorgeous layouts that effortlessly highlight your wedding photos! I used the lovely papers, sticker, embellishments and slide-in cards from the collection with my own wedding photos to create an almost instant “naked” page on the beloved Black Scrapbook Pages, a slide-in page using the versatile Multi-Pocket Pages and a more traditional layout where I got to have fun with layering decorative papers & borders and making embellishments clusters.

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Scrapbooking Layouts on Black Pages

Black pages are an ideal backdrop for the bright lights and costumes in photos from performances. In this layout with photos from a Disney on Ice show, I coordinated some light coloured products to contrast with the black background.

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Disney On Ice Page Layout: Kelly Batten – AUS

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Meet Us Monday: Diane Lampert

Hello! My name is Diane Lampert and I am in a new Advisor Services role.

My relationship with Creative Memories started in 1996 when I signed as a Consultant. I loved it and excitedly built a team for twelve months and reached Senior Unit Leader. Then our family had a transfer to Australia in 1997, where I had the opportunity to meet hundreds more people and rebuild my business. Now, almost 20 years later I’m thrilled to be back in the U.S. and part of the new CM getting to do what I love best: helping others succeed.

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