How to Read a Scrapbook Sketch

Have you ever been excited to slip into a much-needed therapeutic cropping cocoon… only to be met by a horrible case of scrapper’s block? Or maybe you’re new to scrapbooking and staring at your project pile makes you wish you could say “craft-a-cadabra!” and magically know where to start. Here’s an idea that will have you cropping like it’s hot in no time: use page layout sketches as creative inspiration! Not sure how to “read” a sketch? Not a problem – check out the details below!

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Keep Memories Looking Fresh with this Exclusive Fresh Feelings Layout

Did you hear the exciting news? From now until Oct. 23, 2018, you can get the exclusive 12×12 Fresh Feelings Paper Pack FREE when you spend $60 or more on the CM products you know and love! This paper pack is absolutely gorgeous with its tranquil palette of blues and greens, which helps bring any photos to life. Once you’ve got your $60+ in products ordered and your exclusive Fresh Feelings Paper Pack is on the way, want to know what you can do with it? Read on to learn how to create this adorable layout!

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It’s Double Double Toil & Trouble with this Two-Page Pumpkin Spice Halloween Scrapbook Layout

As Halloween creeps closer and closer, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to showcase all of the spooky photos you’ll be taking this year. Thankfully, the Pumpkin Spice collection has what you need to make boo-tiful layouts for all of your photos from the 31st. When you combine Pumpkin Spice with a few other tools and materials, you can make something that looks scary cute! Check out how blog contributor Glenda was able to make a spook-tacular two-page Halloween scrapbook spread using the Pumpkin Spice Collection!

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Sprinkle Yuletide Cheer into Your Album with this Season’s Greetings Holiday Scrapbook Spread

Hopefully your camera is ready because the holiday season is coming up and it’s about to be busier than ever! Whether it’s decorating your home, spending time with family, playing in the snow or opening presents, there are so many great photo opportunities during the holidays that you’ll want to capture in a festive Christmas scrapbook layout (or a few!). Thankfully, the new Season’s Greetings collection has everything you need to create the best holiday album possible. Check out this Season’s Greetings two-page holiday layout and try making it for yourself this December!

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Add Love to Your Life with the Pockets Full of Love Heart Craft Project

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and if you’ll be hosting a gathering for family or friends you might be looking for innovative ideas for table decorations to make your guests feel extra special. Well, we’ve got an adorably thoughtful (and useful!) idea you’ll fall head over heels for… Pockets Full of Love! This paper craft project was created by Canadian Advisor Tammy McEwen, who first made it as a welcome gift for customers attending one of her events, and then infused it into a layout to hold pictures!

You can make these hearts for layouts, to give to family members who come by your house this holiday season (put mints in them and place them on your guests’ plates!), fill them with small treats or gifts for your child’s teacher, slip them into Christmas stockings or anything else you can come up with. Read on to find out how to make this heart scrapbook paper project, plus get step-by-step instructions for creating Tammy’s layout and get bonus ideas for using Pockets Full of Love from other CM Advisors!

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Be Merry with this Season’s Greetings Christmas Scrapbook Layout

It might only be October, but with the new Season’s Greetings collection, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! These festive holiday scrapbook materials provide an original take on traditional Christmas themes and you’ll love it for making stunning Christmas scrapbook layouts that make your treasured holiday memories shine like never before. In today’s post, learn how to make a Season’s Greetings two-page spread!

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Weekly Sketch Round-Up Sept. 24-28

How’s this for a Sunday treat — it’s time for the Weekly Sketch Round-Up! We posted four new sketches on our Instagram account (@CreativeMemories) over the past week, and we can’t wait to hear your thoughts! Do you plan on trying these sketches out? If you do, post a picture of the finished product and post it on Instagram with the hashtag #CreativeMemoriesSketches. We’d love to see what you’re able to come up with!

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#ThrowbackThursday – Graphic Designer Rachel Stars in this Halloween Scrapbook Layout

The Pumpkin Spice collection is all about bringing your favourite Halloween themes to life in a classic, yet original way. Blog contributor Krislyn created a gorgeous layout that features Halloween photos from CM Graphic Designer Rachel’s childhood! This two-page Halloween scrapbook layout is a great way to put your spookiest Halloween photos together and make something that will make you itch to go trick-or-treating again! Check it out, and make sure you read all the way down to the bottom for our exclusive Halloween Q&A session with Rachel!

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Create a Beautiful Two-Page Fall Scrapbook Layout with this Gather Together Sketch

Fall officially started last week, and if you look outside you’ll see people making tons of fun autumn memories. As the trees get bare, the camera memory card gets full and you need somewhere to put those photos! With a beautiful two-page fall scrapbook layout using the Gather Together collection, you can fit many of your autumn photos into one gorgeous spread. Find out how blog contributor Wendy was able to use this collection and turn it into something that looks as crisp as an autumn day!

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Show What’s Most Important with this Gather Together Family Scrapbook Layout

Family is definitely important; these are the people that you’ll spend the most time with throughout the years. All of the shared laughs, smiles, moments and memories lead to plenty of photos taken. Whether they’re candid or the (often unenthusiastic) family group photo, you need somewhere to put these photos! In today’s post, find out how to create the perfect family scrapbook layout with the Gather Together collection by reading what blog contributor Nicole put together! Continue reading Show What’s Most Important with this Gather Together Family Scrapbook Layout