One Memory, Three Ways – School Edition!

As a mom and teacher, September always feels more like the beginning of a new year than January does! I love the fresh start of a new school year, so needless to say I was over the moon when Creative Memories introduced the new “Study Buddies” collection of fun, school-themed products! The collection consists of a GORGEOUS Album, Predesigned Fast 2 Fabulous Pages, a Paper Pack, a Slide-In Pack, Embellishments and Stickers! There is really something for every type of memory-keeper in this collection. To prove it to you, I created three school-themed layouts – a Fast 2 Fabulous layout, an easy Multi-Pocket Page layout and a more Traditional decorative layout – with these adorable products. Let me show you!

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Circle Weave Border Maker Cartridge Scrapbooking Ideas

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Playing around with the new Circle Weave Border Maker Cartridge, I discovered it can create some versatile looks. I love how it plays off of the Lace Flower Chain and Chevron shapes, too. For these borders, I tried it out using several of my favorite Collections: Fall In, Fresh Picks, Cool Serenity and Natural Elegance Wedding.

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Basic to Dressy Natural Elegance Fast2Fab Scrapbook Page Ideas

I love it that I can create an entire scrapbook album in just a few hours with Creative Memories Fast2Fab Predesigned Albums. I just adhere my photos to the pages, add some journaling and that’s it! It’s great when I want to finish an album quickly. The cool thing is that there are coordinating embellishments, stickers and papers available when I want to dress my pages up. Today I’m going to share two scrapbook layouts from the Natural Elegance Fast2Fab album with you. One basic layout and one dressed up version.

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Create The Perfect Wedding Guest Book With Creative Memories’ Natural Elegance Fast2Fab Album

With two weddings on my 2017 calendar, I’m already thinking about wedding shower gifts. My standard gift for a bride-to-be is a Creative Memories Fast2Fab album for the newlywed’s wedding and/or honeymoon photos. This time, though, I’m thinking of doing something a little different. Instead of handing each bride-to-be an unfinished scrapbook album, I plan to use their engagement photos to create the perfect wedding guest book. Creative Memories’ Natural Elegance Wedding Collection makes it so easy to create a guest book for your own wedding or to give as a gift.  Here are a few page ideas to get you started:

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Wedding Title Scrapbook Border Ideas

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Wedding photos capture a beautiful moment in time. The way you arrange them in your album will help you share the love story in a simple, meaningful way.

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Halloween Blog Hop!

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‘Tis the season for tricks and treats and all things spooky! To celebrate, we’ve once again enlisted the creativity of some wildly talented CM Advisors to create lots of fun Halloween project ideas. They’ve each created a blog post featuring their ideas, and then will send you on to the next stop on the hop. First up is Sarah Fitzgerald’s post on her blog Click Write Share. She’ll then direct you on to the next stop on the hop – how fun! Click to read full post

Themed Albums: Vol I, Travel

Creative Memories Predesigned Travel AlbumThanks to album expert and CM Advisor Fran Smitherman, we’re pleased to present to you a series of blog posts where we’ll be covering themed albums as our topic of focus. In this, her first in the series, Fran is showcasing Travel Albums. Of course, it’s one of the heaviest photo-taking ventures one can experience and it ultimately becomes difficult to know where to start once you return home with cards full of beautiful photos. Fran offers some wonderful ideas and suggestions on getting started. Check out Fran’s post here:

http://www.celebratingyourbeautifullife.blogspot.com/2015/09/themed-albums-part-1-travel-albums.html

Be sure to watch for upcoming posts on themed albums from Fran, including topics such as birthday, holiday and more!

Thank you Fran, for another great post!

The Best of Both Worlds

Thank you for sharing your excitement! We’ve been hearing from people across North America (and all over the world), that nothing compares to Creative Memories’ products for quality, design and longevity. And now they’re available alongside the fresh, easy-to-complete Ahni & Zoe line.

If you’re a build-a-page-from-scratch person, we’ve got you covered. We’ll offer Creative Memories authentic Bookcloth Coversets in a variety of colors (all in True 12×2 size), white, natural and spargo Refill Pages and Page Protectors, 4 new paper packs, the Tape Runner and 9″ Trimmer, with more to come over the following weeks and months (after the initial ramp-up, products will be launched quarterly). Many of you have asked about popular tools, like the Border Maker and replacement blades, and our product team is working on them, so stay tuned. Click to read full post