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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Meet Us Monday: Marnie Beltz

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Hello! My name is Marnie Beltz and I head up CM’s Marketing/Communications, Advisor support/Customer Service. My journey with CM started in March of 2000, when I signed on to create the Creative Memories website. In a few months we took it from three pages to 150 featuring products, ideas and more. From there I had the privilege of spearheading a variety of projects and departments over the years, including creating Persona Imprinting and leading Branding, Digital, Business Development, Research and Communications.

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

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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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Start with your cover page, add a photo and use a Natural Elegance slide-in to create a message for the wedding guests from the bride and groom. Embellishments from the Natural Elegance Embellishments Pack and Natural Elegance Sticker Pack were added to dress up the page.

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Be sure to leave plenty of room for guests to write in your guest book. For this layout, I used Cloud cardstock to mat one photo and to create a notched strip. I then added embellishments and stickers from the Natural Elegance Wedding Collection.

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I added a Natural Elegance slide-in, another photo of the engaged couple and one sticker to this scrapbook layout. The rest of the pre-designed photo boxes were left empty for guests to write in.

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Patterned paper from the Natural Elegance paper pack was used to mat the photos in this layout. Natural Elegance embellishments and stickers were used to dress it up. Again, there is plenty of space left for guests to write on.

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Although three photos were used for this layout there is still plenty of room left for guests to add their sentiments.
Here’s what you’ll need to create the perfect wedding guest book:
There you go! Have fun creating your own wedding guest book!
Diana

Meet Us Monday: John Falle

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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.

I spend my time interacting with our Canadian Advisors, helping with photo or video shoots in Canada, meeting customers & helping organize events here at the office, liaising with Head Office on matters relating to our Canadian business and helping with any legal matters that come up: the most recent being the rules for our Where In The World Photo Contest.  At the beginning of August our Canadian team doubled in size when we welcomed Marja Deeth.  Marja has a background in scrapbooking, card making and social media as well as a passion for our Mission.  I am thrilled to have her onboard.

I have been married to my wife Rhonda for 26 years and I am the proud father of four daughters ranging in ages from 14 to 22. All are hail and healthy and embracing life which, as their father, is all I can possibly hope for.

Our lives are a fabric woven over time with the threads of experiences and journeys with faith, family, friends. Every fabric is unique and colorful.  A new thread entered the fabric of my life a few months ago when I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. I have chosen to share this for several reasons. Firstly, it is now part of who and what I am. Secondly, I know that many of you are experiencing things much more challenging then early stage Parkinson’s and I want you to know that you are not alone. It sounds like a cliché, but when you join the CM Community, you become part of a family.  Two years in, I’m still finding it quite remarkable.

Our Mission is all about celebrating the vibrant and colorful threads of life…be it the joy of a wedding or a beautifully lucid moment with a parent or spouse suffering with dementia. All are worth sharing, remembering, cherishing. What we do matters.  A lot!

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John & Rhonda

Photo Tips: Back2School

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Back to school is a milestone every year in our house and doesn’t go by without photos each year.  It is fun to find creative ways to document this time of year in photos.  I am going to share some ways I have done this over the years with our children.

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Summer Vacation/Travel Scrapbook Border Ideas

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Summer is just about coming to an end, and I am sure that you all have taken fabulous vacations before the kids headed back to school!

Krislyn shares with us some border ideas for all those water related photos that you took–adding to the borders, she created some beautiful page titles using the slide-ins.

These combos are sure to add pizzazz to all of your summery travel scrapbook pages.

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Pinterest Inspired Layout: Fresh Picks

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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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