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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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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Meet Us Monday: John Falle

I am the president of CM Canada holdings Inc. I have had the privilege of being been part of this Creative Memories comeback story with Caleb and our remarkable St. Cloud team from the very beginning.  As a proud Canadian, it warms my heart to see the Canadian Advisers and Customers embracing the new Creative Memories. It is a pleasure to work with you every day to grow your businesses and spread our Mission in Canada.

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Pinterest Inspired Layout: Fresh Picks

I don’t know about you, but I love Pinterest for getting visual inspiration when I have a creative block. I enjoy spending time browsing and collecting ideas, then when I want to scrapbook but don’t have any ideas in mind, I scroll through my boards and usually a layout will jump out at me and shout “make me”!

I saved this layout several months ago when I was searching for one-page graphic layouts. It’s clean lines, lovely color combination and pretty details caught my eye again as I was planning to scrapbook some floral photos I took on our recent vacation.

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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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Meet Us Monday: Shari Reiland

Hello! My name is Shari Rieland, and I am the Director of Product Development.

In my role, I have the privilege of managing the product life-cycle which starts with idea generation and ends with product evaluation after launch.

One of my favorite parts of this role is that I get to interact with so many people along the way from everyone inside the home office, to vendors near and far and with our customers, which of course includes our fabulous field of Advisors.

It is amazing how much you learn from others!

Since I joined CM back in 2005, I have always been in product development.  My first role was a Product Specialist on the Tools team and one of my first projects was the Tape Runner re-design….Nothing like stressing out the newbie with a re-design to one of the most popular CM products!

Fast forward 11 years (wow!) and I am now honored to be able to lead the process and keep driving us forward with our high quality products.  But I definitely do not do it alone!

I am very grateful to walk alongside the team at the Home Office and all of the Advisors who provide great feedback and insight to keep producing the best products.

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When not at work, you will find my husband and I running our three kids to sporting events, hanging out on the lake (since we live in the state of 11,842 lakes but who’s counting) and spending as much time with family and friends as we can.

Oh, and right now building a new house- just a small task on the to-do list.

Winter Wonderland Scrapbook Layout Ideas

Winter is such a beautiful, peaceful time of the year.

We watch the snowflakes fall from the sky in amazement.

So many of us love to enjoy the outdoors during this time of the year. And, we take a lot of photos of these times spent in the winter wonderland.

Creative Memories has many scrapbooking collections that invite us to use them on these winter themed scrapbook layouts.

Some examples that our Content Contributors have shared are using the A Year To Remember Collection, Natural Elegance Collection, and Cool Serenity Collection.

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Create Beautiful Cards: Creative Memories Natural Elegance Scrapbooking Collection

Cards.

There is so much sentiment and meaning behind a card.

There is even more if you create the card yourself!

It doesn’t have to be difficult.  (…and, really it is not!)

Start with a card base.  I usually use cardstock for this, so that it is sturdy.

Layer on a few stickers or embellishments, and WAAAA-LA!  You have yourself a beautiful card!  Personally, I believe that layering is the key to beauty when making a card. Use those foam squares between each layer!  Just take a look at the dimension.

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