Mini Album = Mega Smiles!

What to send in a care package to a niece who’s away at college? Well, homemade cookies and candy, of course! But to personalize it a bit, I found some favorite photos of her, printed them at 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and matted some with Denim Blues paper to fill the pages of a Mini Album. I tucked in a little note of encouragement and a few gift cards. Finally, I accented the pages with Denim Blues Embellishments.

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Fancy Up Your Countryside Comfort Fast2Fabulous

Fast2Fab Albums have quickly become my favorite way to scrapbook! I love how quickly and easily the pages come together, helping me stay caught up on my projects. Plus, with the matching papers and embellishments, I can add a little personalization and flexibility to the printed pages. Sometimes I’ll keep it super simple with just my photos and journaling; other times I’ll have more fun with it, adding borders, titles and stickers to spice it up.

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Simple Steps to a Completed 8×8 Album

The small, adorable size of the 8×8 album is perfect for gift albums, weekender albums and tribute albums. But sometimes adding another project on top of the regular family albums you’re already working on can seem a little daunting. Not anymore! Here’s a quick, easy way to make an 8×8 album using just a few supplies and tools of your choice!

I’ve used the Slice of Summer collection here, but you can use any collection of papers and stickers that suit your project. What will you use for yours?

Do not delay in getting your 8×8 Coversets, as they are only available a few times a year, and RIGHT NOW is one of those windows!

Not to worry though, the page refills are available all of the time.  So, this allows you to create the pages whenever you wish!

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A Sweet Treat

Upon flipping my calendar to today, I realized it is one of the SWEETEST days of the year.

National Chocolate Day.

Need I say more?

This prompted me to run out and buy some……wait for it……CHOCOLATE!!!

Are you like me, and always looking to bless someone with a sweet little treat every now and again?

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Digital Tips – Decorative Digital Prints

The Pockets Albums are a great way to get a project done quickly, especially for gifts.  I love using lots of embellishments so incorporating digital artwork with my photos works fantastically for  pocket pages.

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Easter 2017 Treat Gift Boxes

Easter 2017 is just around the corner. With that, we are hopping around looking for Easter treats for our co-workers and family. We certainly do our fair share of eating sweet treats around the Creative Memories office. Rarely is the candy dish empty (or maybe it is empty all too often and we’re constantly refilling it; I guess it depends on how you look at it.)

Let us show you how to create a most-adorable gift box for those special little treats using just one piece of Cardstock and one piece of Designer Print Paper. Or, just create the base box and decorate the outer portion of the box with paper and a cute border.

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2 X 3 Pocket Albums using Digital Artwork Leaves a BIG Impression

My husband travels a lot for work and it can be lonely when you are required to be a away from your family and your home.  We all carry cell phones that have lots of photos stored on them and access to social media to see what is happening at home, but there is nothing as rewarding as holding an album with printed photos of the people you love  in your hands.

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The 2 x 3 pocket album is a great size to tuck in your laptop bag or your suitcase to take on the road with you to keep your family close to your heart when you need to be away from them.

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Digital – Christmas Past Tags

I love my digital scrapbooking content around special occasions because I can personalize, gifts, cards, invites, decorations, tags and more!  Just wanted to share an idea to make your own tags for your Christmas gifts.  The Christmas Past Collection is perfect for making tags!

I started with an 8 x 10 blank page and made 13 – 2 x 3 photo holders.

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Christmas Past Scrapbooking Sampler

Here’s a project that will help you kick-start your holiday decorating.  This sampler made with our beautiful Christmas Past Collection and Gold Shimmer Cardstock evokes the warm cozy feelings of being”home for the holidays”.

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You can use the sampler with an easel on your mantle as I did, or it would also be great on your old Creative Memories Everyday Display.  After the holidays are over, use the sampler as a title page for your annual Christmas album or cut it apart into three vertical panels to use as borders on scrapbook pages.

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Simple DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments!

Decorating for the holidays is my absolute favourite thing to do as soon as the snow flies (and we had our first dusting this past weekend!). All the beautiful colours, that take over the whole house just transforms this time of the year.

Today I’d love to share with you two super simple ways to make your own Christmas tree ornaments this holiday season while reminiscing about memories made during holidays past!

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