Several years ago when my mom retired from her 20-year teaching career, she decided to make a ninety-degree change and become a student – learning quilting! She spent hours upon hours learning the process, techniques and stitching from an expert quilter from her church, and took on the time-consuming challenge of making thoughtful, personalized quilts for all four of her kids, as well as her grandkids.
She’s made me two patchwork quilts that I absolutely adore, one ballet-themed and one themed around my dogs, and they’re my favorite gifts from her. Today’s Patchwork Quilt Scrapbook Layout was inspired by my love of these quilts. Let’s take a look!
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Yesterday, we launched the new Textile Timber, Stone and Cloth Paper Packs, and while they make stunning layouts by themselves, you’re not going to believe how awesome they work making stunning scrapbook layouts paired with other CM collections! We’ve compiled five of our favorites for you today. Intrigued?
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Feeling pressed for time and the pressure to get your special photos into your scrapbook in a timely manner? Not a problem! We’ve got a layout you’ll love that’s doable in an hour or less… and, it’s stunning! Take a look…
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Our family has a passion for visiting off-the-beaten-track locations in the Australian outback. We love to getaway from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, get amongst nature and live the simple life. And, when we get home, I love to document our adventures in my Creative Memories Albums so the kids (and us too) will remember these special trips in years to come.
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Five years ago, my Mom gave me a collection of vintage postcards from Bolton Landing, NY, with correspondence from the early 1900s to 1940s. The back of the postcards have small anecdotes written to friends and family. Today, every time that I hear someone talk about their handwriting it’s always with apologies – my handwriting is awful, or, your handwriting is so much better than mine! But, whenever we look back at stories the generations have written before us, we never think… gosh, they have bad handwriting. Rather, we’re fascinated by the note they left us to read and see a small moment in their life.
I was inspired by this new Creative Memories Archiver’s™ page design that Melissa created, so I found my old postcards and decided to write down the story of why my Mom gave them to me.
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Valentine’s Day is coming and Creative Memories has the cutest collection to document those lovey dovey or not so lovey dovey moments! Have you seen the Bee Mine collection? Oh, my goodness, it is the cutest collection ever and I am so excited I got to play with it. I really like the tiny print patterns on a few of the papers so I selected a few of those sheets for my layout. And the stickers and layered embellishments are gorgeous! A girl can never have too many embellishments. Those frames were calling my name the moment I saw them! I couldn’t wait to use them. Can you hear the excitement in my words? Seriously, I love it.
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With New Year’s around the corner, it is time to start thinking out of the box! With traditional scrapbooking there is lots of creativity and fun! What if we simplified things to get an extra album or two created in 2018?
I love the Fast2Fab™ albums for just that reason. For that vacation or gift album that would be impossible to do along with my chronological albums so, I turn to the Fast2Fab™ albums!
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Hello everyone. Today, I am back with another layout using the Imagine Collection. I can’t get enough of this collection. It’s such a fun collection and I just love the colors and all the stickers!
A few weeks ago, Edward begged me to put the tree up. I was tired so I told him he was totally decorating the tree. All I did was pull the ornaments out for him and he went to town! I really thought he’d get tired of decorating the tree after a few ornaments, but he surprised me… He decorated the entire tree! It was a nice break for me! Ha.
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Oh how life changes to quickly. Little ones grow up. Even though we wish they would stay little for ages. Take advantage of it. Play with balloons, eat the ice cream, lick the sucker—cause some day the opportunity will be missed.
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According to the dictionary:
Believe—to have confidence or faith in the truth.
Dreams—aspirations or goals for what is to come.
Laugh—to express pleasure with an audible expulsion.
Memories—the state or fact of being remembered.
FUN—enjoyment or playfulness.
I wish these two boys all of the above and more in their lifetime.
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