Making Plans

Hi, everyone. I have been making plans for September using the Bookworm Stickers and Embellishments. It’s hard to believe that school starts in just a few weeks and I am starting to stress, just a little… My nights are about to get even crazier, not that isn’t already crazy. As I am typing this post, I am wondering if I’ll have any time to scrap in the fall with homework, soccer games, and school events. I guess I’ll enjoy it while it last.

The stickers in this collection are adorable so naturally, for my planner, I used several stickers with a few die cuts. I used my Black Dual-Tip Pen to record my plans for the month of September.

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Sun-Kissed Slice of Summer Layout

Typically the Labor Day weekend here in the states means that summer is coming to an abrupt end.  It means floating in the pool one last time, or splashing in the lake.  It means soaking up as much sun as you possibly can before the long winter hits.

Make sure that you remember to document all the summer’s memories–before it is gone.  Did you take a vacation to the ocean?  Or maybe just a weekend away to the cabin?  Whatever it was, make sure you have it in your scrapbooks for years to come!

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Back To The Books

Getting back to school is not my favourite time of year as I love having the children around the house without the busy school schedules, but once they are back we work into the schedule quickly.  I do love taking back to school photos though!

I few years ago I started taking a photo on the first day of school and the last day of school on the front step to show the difference in the children throughout their school year.  They always mature quite a bit through the school year, but the biggest difference is their growth.  I love the Bookworm digital kit with all of the school related embellishments, but what I really love is the colours as they are muted primary colours. Continue reading Back To The Books

A Whimsical Start To School

As we prepare to kick-off another school year I came to the realization that I still need to scrapbook my daughter’s first day of school photos from last year! Once I pulled out the photos that I wanted to include I went through my papers to see which collection would coordinate best. To my surprise, Woodland Whimsy was the winner! With a mix of pinks, oranges, and greens it worked perfectly with the photos I had taken.

This was one of those layouts that came together magically. Once I pulled out the papers I wanted to use I took a peek at the embellishment pack and decided that it would be super cute to use the embellishment with a four on it (which was intended for monthly baby photos — but also works beautifully to highlight my daughter’s age in the photos!). There is also an embellishment that says, “Shine like the Stars” which I thought worked perfectly as a title for my layout.

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Friends Forever

Hi everybody. A week ago, I finally got the chance to meet up with my Best Friend Mischelle for dinner and a movie. We’ve been friends for over twenty years! I met Mischelle when I was a senior in high school. She’s 10 years older than me, but the age difference never mattered… as you can see. Twenty years later we still make fun of each other and laugh at ourselves. We often say, what happen to us? We are getting old!

I love the photo of us together. We barely had any make-up on, but we didn’t let that bother us. We always take photos when we are together. It’s all about the moment.

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Winning Sports Borders

Whether you play the game or cheer in the stands, sports of all kinds offer some of the most exhilarating moments of our lives! Capture all the excitement of game day by snapping pics of the action, the players and teams. Try to include wide shots of the venue and close-ups of determined and focused faces. Add programs & ticket stubs, and journal all the highlights. Then pull it all together on your page layout with some action-inspiring borders.

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This Way To The Beach

Hello everybody! Summer is starting to wind down a bit in my household. We have been spending less time at the beach and more time gathering things needed for the new school year, new clothes, shoes etc. Soon, soccer practice will begin and nights fighting with Edward to do his homework at the kitchen table will surely drive me a little crazy, but I am looking forward to it!

Last week, I managed to pull Edward off his computer so we could spend the day at the beach. It was during the week which was great because it was just the two of us. The weather was perfect and Edward was perfectly content and relaxed, playing in the sand. I love watching him enjoy the simpler things in life. I try to take lots of photos to savor the moments I love best.

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Make it a Happy Day– With Slice of Summer

Why is it that summer comes and goes SO FAST?

One of my all time favorite things about summer is enjoying a nice big slice of watermelon!  It just speaks SUMMER!  And, every single child loves to indulge in it as well. So, before the summer ends, we had to make sure to capture these precious moments.

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Simple Borders Using Dancing Daisies!

One of my favourite things to do when Creative Memories launches a new Border Maker Cartridge is to punch out a whole pile of the new border and just play! I like to see how it can be layered, stacked, positioned on a page, etc. I just love spending some time being creative! I also love seeing which other Border Maker Cartridges coordinate nicely with it.

Today I want to share with you what came out of my playing and experimenting with the new Dancing Daisies Border Maker Cartridge. I chose to punch a pile of white border strips as a starting point and then used the Mix and Match Paper Pack and Embellishments to complete some borders.

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3 Free Slice of Summer Cell Phone Wallpapers

Tans may fade, but your most memorable summer moments can live on forever with the Slice of Summer Collection! Now you can enjoy the collection in your pocket with three super cute and completely FREE phone wallpapers! Inspired by summertime fun, the wallpapers feature bright, playful patterns infused with summertime elements.

Download your favorites below, and if you don’t see your phone listed in the options, try on a size and see if it fits. We bet that you’ll find one that works.

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