Weekly Sketch Round-Up Aug. 13-17

Your week-long wait has finally paid off — it’s time for a burst of inspiration! Here’s all the sketches that we posted on the @CreativeMemories Instagram page over the last week. Ready to start creating? Try them out for yourself!

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#FeatureFriday — Behind the Scenes with the Designer of the Essentials Collection

What was CM Product Designer and Illustrator Alex going for when she set out to design the ultra-popular, ultra-playful Essentials collection? What’s unique about the collection in her eyes and which product does she think people will love the most? In today’s installment of #FeatureFriday, go behind the scenes with Alex to find out all this and more! Intrigued? Read on!

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Create a Science Fiction Scrapbook Layout Using Fanatic

At first glance, the Fanatic collection may look like it’s meant to be used exclusively for sports-related projects. It’s easy to make that assumption when you see all of the sports-related stickers and embellishments in the collection. However, thanks to the variety of papers, you can really use this collection for so much more. You can use it to create an outdoor scrapbook layout, a layout for family vacation or summer celebration, or as seen in the photo, a trip to a galaxy far, far away! Check out how blog contributor Sachiyo used it to create this layout with special help from the Sunshine Border Maker Cartridge.

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Create a Breathtaking Back-To-School Scrapbook Layout with Essentials

Summer will soon be winding down, which means that it’s almost time for school to start! The Essentials collection has everything you need to make a beautiful back-to-school layout that captures the essence of that first day of school like never before. In today’s post, check out blog contributor Mati’s back-to-school scrapbook ideas!

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Celebrate Outdoor Fun with the Fanatic Outdoor Scrapbook Layout

In today’s increasingly electronic and screen-centric world, fun times spent outdoors are becoming more valuable than ever before. Many people like to spend their free time doing things such as grilling, camping, tailgating or even just hanging out in the great outdoors. The Fanatic collection is meant to celebrate sports AND all these special moments spent outdoors, and the multitude of themes and papers make it versatile enough to work for whatever your hobby is. Today we’ve got a fun layout to help you commemorate these moments and is the backdrop you need to bring all of your outdoor scrapbook ideas to life… let’s take a look!

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An Essentials Geometric Scrapbook Idea You’ll Love

If you have a penchant for patterned, brightly coloured papers, you’ll love the Essentials Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack. It’s full of quirky, geometric, primary-toned goodness that is as versatile as it is fun. It was the simplicity and beauty of the Essentials collection that inspired today’s fantastic geometric scrapbook layout; the creative angle cuts and clever paper placement to create a unique graphic backdrop for your latest fun photos. No matter what type of photos you want to use this layout for, this Essentials classic scrapbook layout is a great choice for your project.

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Weekly Sketch Round-Up Aug. 6-10

You’ve been waiting patiently all week and it’s finally here — your weekly dose of creative inspiration straight from the @CreativeMemories Instagram page! Keep the creativity flowing and try out these sketches!

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#FeatureFriday – The Fanatic Sports Scrapbook Collection & Home Office Memories

The Fanatic collection is the dream of both sports- and scrapbook-lovers combined. It doesn’t matter how big of a fan you are — anyone can enjoy this sports and tailgate themed scrapbook collection. But, how did we go about designing it? And what was the inspiration that went into creating it? We sat down with Product Designer Tara to get the details, and also talked with some of our Home Office staff to figure out how their sports memories and experiences played into the production of this sports-themed scrapbook collection.

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The Stages of Scrapbook Obsession

They say the first step toward overcoming an obsession is acknowledging that you have one, and it usually takes a defining moment to recognize it. For scrapbookers, maybe you feel the sunrise on your face and realize that you worked on your album throughout the night without any sleep. Maybe you’re spending so much time taking pictures that your grandkids start to call you “Grandma Camera.” Maybe you’ve been told you’re mumbling in your sleep to “pass you the Tape Runner” and you’re starting to find paper scraps and Foam Square backs in your shoes.

How did something that began as an innocent hobby turn into a full-blown, awesomely fun addiction? There is a natural process to becoming a scrap-addict — it’s a slow journey, one that happens something like this…

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Play With a Primary Palette with this Essentials Classic Scrapbook Layout

When making a beautiful scrapbook layout, two things you want to pay extra attention to are the colours you use and the tiny details you add to the page. Thankfully, the Essentials collection is rich in both of those things. The Tone-on-Tone Paper Pack has a rich primary palette that feels incredibly classic, and the Accent Paper Pack uses stunning silver foil to add character to any page. You can combine these two paper packs with other products from the Essentials collection to make a primary colour scrapbook layout that works with nearly any theme. Read more to find out how!

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