Have Photos to Print?

Do you have photos to print? Did you know that you can print your photos through Creative Memories?! And — not only are they high-quality prints, they’ll also arrive to your doorstep in the same box with the rest of your scrapbooking supplies!

Today we’ll look at the awesome features of CM’s prints — including a NEW feature that was recently added! It’s time to skip that order for quick prints found at big-box stores and get the professional prints that your memories deserve.

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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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Say Cheese with this Camera Themed Scrapbook Layout

If you’re a scrapbooker, then we’re guessing you probably have a knack for photography. The art of capturing a moment, no matter how big or small, is something that people all across the world appreciate, and now there’s a Creative Memories collection to take advantage of those photo ops! Check out this camera themed scrapbook layout made with the new Picture This! collection and start framing up perfect layouts!

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Say Cheese! 5 Tips to Take Better DIY Family Photos

DIY family photos can be quite fickle. The end result usually turns into a memory that you’ll treasure for a lifetime, but orchestrating it to perfection is a task that isn’t for the faint of heart. There are so many different variables that go into a successful family photo, and as the family historian, we’re assuming you’re always looking for ways to get better family photos. We’ve got just what you need — here are five tips to help you get better DIY family photos!

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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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Tips To Photograph Your Happy Moments

Raise your hand if you love to take photos. Raise your hand if you love to scrapbook. Raise your hand if you want to take better photos for your scrapbook. If you raised your hand at least once, then this blog post is for you! Photos are worth a thousand words, tell our stories and help us to cherish our happiest moments. With help from the professionals at Shuttersmack studio, I have eight tips for improving your picture-taking game to help document your happy moments from every angle. Keep reading to learn how to take beautiful photos of your adventures for your Happy Album! 

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Make Your Holiday Albums Complete with this Christmas Photo Checklist

How beautiful is Christmas? The freshly fallen snow (in some parts of the country!), the decorated Christmas tree, the shimmering lights and the smiling faces of loved ones — it’s all so visually appealing! The Christmas season is full of photo opportunities, and if you aren’t careful, you may miss out on some of them! If you want to make sure that your Christmas scrapbooks have all the pictures you could ever want this holiday season, use this Christmas photo checklist!

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Photo Tips – ISO/Light Sensitivity



With today being National Camera Day—let’s finish up with series of Getting To Know Your Camera.

ISO – International Standard of Organization or before digital it was known as film speed and not “in search of”.  Well, we are, in fact “in search of” more light!

Low ISO – less light and less grain or noise.  High ISO – more light and more grain or noise.

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Photo Tips – Photograph your Pets


Our pets are important members of our family and photos of them are always treasured.  It can be fun taking photos of our pets, but also frustrating!  Just like children they don’t always do what we want them to, when we want them to.  I have come up with a few tips that you may find helpful.


Just relax and have fun with your pet and try not to get stressed when you want that perfect photo.  If you are feeling stressed they will feel it.  Patience is the best  quality to have and treats too!

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It all started when…

It was 1989. I got a letter in the mail that said “Come see the new Shoebox to Showcase scrapbook albums; learn how to get your pictures out of those yucky sticky albums. Bring a friend and get a FREE PEN!”

Of course I wanted to learn about putting pictures in albums. Ordering triplicate copies of pictures was the ”in” thing to do when you got them developed. Which meant that my once-scant box of pictures was now exploding all over the place in numerous boxes, spilling out of bags, and peeking out from under the bed.  SO many pictures because I had two little children.  And I meant to capture every new outfit, messy face and everything in between.

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