What Does Your Handwriting Say About You? #NationalHandwritingDay

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Did you know that your handwriting can indicate more than 5,000 unique personality traits? It’s true! According to graphologists (experts in handwriting analysis), the way you craft your letters and words can reveal your social tendencies, whether you’re introverted or extroverted and much more! Today is National Handwriting Day, and as a memory-keeping company, we believe your handwriting tells a special story – your story. So… want to see what yours says about you? Grab a pen and take a little test!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout Ideas for the Archiver’s™ Collection

I have inherited a few of my Mom and Dad’s family photos and I know a few of the stories from the photos, but there are others that I do not know when or where it was.  It is so important to gather those important pieces of information before they are lost and the Digital Archiver’s™ Kit is a perfect collection for these photos.

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Creative Memories Scrapbooking Company Thriving in 2018!

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It’s been three years since the Direct Selling News first interviewed Creative Memories’ then-new owner, Caleb Hayhoe, about his decision to resurrect the Creative Memories brand and scrapbooking products and create a never-before-seen direct sales and social selling earnings plan.

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4 Scrapbook Border Ideas to Try with the Outback Journey Collection

Don’t you just LOVE new paper? I love to feast my eyes on new patterns, textures and colours. With the Outback Journey Paper Pack, my mind immediately raced to all the other collections I could pair it with. The Everyday Sentiments Embellishments from Countryside Comfort, travel stickers from Gallivant…and the list goes on. Here’s what I came up with!

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How to Create a Vintage Scrapbook Layout with Archiver’s™

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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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Loving the Bee Mine Collection

Hi everyone. I am back with another layout featuring the Bee Mine collection. For those of you who do not know me, I LOVE patterned paper. Often at times, I have a difficult time throwing my scraps away for this reason. For this layout, I decided to play with all of the patterns in the Bee Mine collection.

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Archiver’s Borders of Days Gone By

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I love working with old photos, especially when I know the names and even some of the stories that go along with them. I will admit it can be challenging to effectively arrange on a page a group of old delicate black and white photos, in all sizes and conditions.

That’s why I love the new Archiver’s™ collection. The muted colour scheme and delicate laser cut embellishments blend so well with the old photos and eras so they complement, not distract, and help pull together a unified page. These borders serve to recreate the feel of an era gone by, to balance pages full of well-loved photos and the memories they evoke.

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Bee Mine Valentine Scrapbook Layout

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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Archiver’s™ Happy 80th Birthday Mini Album

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Hi everyone! My family and I just celebrated my grandmother’s 80th birthday and since she loves mini albums, I decided to make one for her. The party was somewhat a surprise. We just told her we were going to celebrate her birthday at my sister’s, but she had no idea that there would be family members traveling from New York, Kentucky and Virginia to celebrate her big day! She was truly touched that so many people cared about her. She made us all cry when she walked through the front door and I am sad that I did not get the photo!

The newest Archiver’s collection is perfect for the mini 2×3 Pocket Album! I love the patterns, color palette and laser die cuts in this gorgeous collection. Ah, it’s so pretty! I just love the rose patterned paper!

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How to Create the Bee Mine Arrow Border Layout

Scrapbook papers and embellishments have personalities, and Bee Mine is energizing! If you’ve been feeling a little rundown after the hustle and bustle of the holidays, get your hands on the Bee Mine collection and you’ll feel ready to create an entire album. When Melissa designed this fun Arrow Border Layout, I had to give it a try. I loved the way that she used three different colours of cardstock behind each arrow in the border design.

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