December Diary: Scrapbook Your Memories and Traditions

December is a BIG month in so many ways.  For most of the month much of North America celebrates the holiday season.  The memories and traditions are different for each of us. Some of us drink eggnog, while others sip hot chocolate by the fire while singing Christmas carols with the family.

How would you like to capture those memories and traditions this December for your family to look back on for many years to come?

Maybe you bake a certain cookie, in which the recipe was passed down from Aunt Betty, or you hang an ornament on the tree that was given to your grandmother by your grandfather the first year they were married. Documenting those important facts not only benefits you, but the generations to come.  Your family will appreciate those documented tid-bits year after year when you pull out your December Diary to display as part of your holiday decor.

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Create Borders using Christmas Past

The Christmas Past Collection recalls the tradition of holidays spent with family. The sounds, smells and feelings of the season evoke nostalgia for the warmth of gathering with those you love, all through your lives.

The new Christmas Past Collection will bring you back, connecting Christmases past with present, reminding you of the traditions that connect your family through the years.

These borders will work well with any Christmas photos you want to remember and feature in your albums.

These borders work perfectly with the pre-designed pages of the Christmas Past Fast2Fab Album and are a fun way to add a personal touch.

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What is a Virtual Crop?

Tomorrow is the day!  Virtual Crop DAY!

Join us right on our Facebook Event Page!  If you have not RSVP’d saying that you will join us — you can do so now!

However, before then, here are some tips to best prepare for the event:

Gather some HOLIDAY photos and scrappy supplies, stay comfy in your jammies, and crop the day away with us from the comfort of your home.

We will host several challenges throughout the day from our Facebook Event Page to inspire you at (all Central Time): 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.

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Meet Us Monday: Mark Lerud-President

Many of you ask about who it is that does this or that here at Home Office.

There are a lot of talented individuals that help support the Advisors, and ultimately bring you the top notch scrapbooking supplies you use.

Beginning today, and then each Monday going forward- we will introduce you to one of our employees who help make this CM world go round!

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“Christmas In July” Scrapbooking Layouts

It’s not often that I happen to be scrapbooking “in season”.

Right now, I’m working on albums for both of my grandchildren and have come upon Christmas photos.

Creative Memories’ holiday collections are seasonal items, and we won’t get our new holiday collection until later this fall.

But no worries!  Both our A Year to Remember Part 1 and A Year to Remember Part 2 paper packs contain a few sheets of red and green prints.

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12 Days of Christmas Ideas: Day 12 – Christmas Carols Page Layout

This totally cute & fun layout comes to us all the way from Australia! Miss Kelly Batten runs the show down under, and she whipped out this layout that can showcase all kinds of fun photos. Think Christmas Choir Concert, Christmas caroling, etc. Click to read full post

12 Days of Christmas Ideas: Day 10 – 1-2-3 Page Layout Technique

We’re thrilled to share this technique with you – it’s a totally simple way to crank out beautiful 2-page spreads in a snap using just one sheet of patterned paper and 2 sheets of solid cardstock. Love, love love! Click to read full post

12 Days of Christmas Ideas: Day 9 – Christmas Cards Galore!

Oh, have we got some beautiful Christmas Cards to share with you today! New Content Contributor and Advisor Noreen Smith has put together a collection of simply adorable cards for you to send on to your family and friends. Before we send you off to discover the yummy ideas she’s got in store, we thought we’d share one little scrappy card with you first. Click to read full post

12 Days of Christmas Ideas: Day 8- Circles & Ovals Blog Hop!

All you had to do was ask! (Several hundred times!) 🙂 One of our top product requests was to bring back the Custom Cutting System Circle and Oval Patterns, and wouldn’t you know it – we did! And, to kick off their intro into our product line in style, our amazing team of Advisors that form our Content Contributors team have put together another sweet blog hop featuring all sorts of fab ideas. We’d also like to welcome our newest contributor, Advisor Noreen Smith, to the team!

Before you send you hopping on your way through the blogs, we wanted to share a couple of fun ideas showcasing the cutest thing on the planet that you can make with the circles – snowmen! Click to read full post