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Hi everyone! Noreen Smith here, and I’m so happy to be back on the Creative Scrapbooker blog today sharing a couple of projects made with Creative Memories’ new school-themed Bookworm Collection!

A Peek at the Bookworm CollectionBookworm paper pack logo from Creative Memories

Collection of patterned paper called Bookworm designed by Creative Memories featuring back to school themes.
Creative Memories Bookworm Collection Patterned Paper
Collection of stickers called Bookworm designed by Creative Memories featuring back to school themes.
Creative Memories Bookworm Collection Stickers

I’m sure I say this every year, but where has the summer gone? It’s hard to believe that it’s the middle of August and my kids will be starting school in just a couple of weeks! But, I must admit that Back-to-School is one of my favorite times of the year.  I love thinking about the possibilities of the year ahead, buying fun new stationary supplies and enjoying the hint of fall leaves in the air. As I’ve been getting ready for the new school year, I just had to stop to reflect on past school years and create a quick layout and teacher gift with CM’s cute new products!


Double page scrapbook layout of a young boys first day of school featuring the Creative Memories Bookworm collection
Layout Designed by Noreen Smith

For the layout I chose a few photos of my older son on his first day of Grade 2. He felt like such a pro at this school thing, and he wasn’t at all nervous. I thought it was so cute how he had to give a “thumbs up” in every picture we took of him that morning! I used Beige Cardstock as the base for my layout and laid two strips trimmed from the ABC Symbols Paper about 1/2” up from the bottom edge. I arranged four 4 x 6 photos above that, and added a 4 x 6 card from the Variety Mat Pack to serve as my title. I cut two little banners from the Green Chalkboard Paper and placed them on either side of the title card. Then I used the Border Maker System and the Zig-Zag Border Maker Cartridge to punch out two strips from the Orange Test Paper, which I adhered over the seam where the photos and the ABC strips met. Die-cut tags, word art & icon stickers, a few cute enamel stars and some journaling with my Black Dual-Tip Pen finished off the layout.

Close Up Look at All the DetailsA scrapbook page of a little boy on the first day of school givning the thumbs up featuring the Bookworm collection from Creative Memories
Close up of stickers used from the Bookworm collection by Creative Memories on a scrapbook layout.Close up of the journaling on a scrapbook layout about back to school featuring the Bookworm collection from Creative Memories.Teacher Gift Ideas
Since I had the Bookworm collection already out, I couldn’t resist creating a fun tag for the little Teacher Gift Sam will be bringing to his teacher on the first day of school.

A little teacher gift wrapped in cellophane featuring the Creative Memories Bookworm collection.
Teacher Gift by Noreen Smith

There is a large assortment of printed die-cut tags in the Bookworm Embellishments pack so I chose the Report Card tag and gave Sam’s teacher top marks! I used the Black Dual-Tip pen and the new red pen from the Pens & Pouch set to write out the card and added a sticker and an enamel star. Cute & fun! And what teacher wouldn’t want a gift with a Report Card like that!

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All Creative Memories products featured in these projects are available in Canada on my CM website, and you can also find advisors in the US and other countries by using the Advisor Lookup feature.

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Please drop by my BlogFacebook GroupYouTube Channel, or my Instagram feed for more ideas and inspiration – I create monthly layout and card sketches, and showcase new Creative Memories products & tools on a regular basis.And if you live in the Calgary, Alberta area, I invite you to join me soon for a Crop, Workshop or Weekend Retreat and enjoy some scrappy fellowship!

The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals
A BIG HUGE thank you to Creative Memories for sponsoring The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnivals in Edmonton and Calgary this fall. We would love to see you at one of the events! The crop are is sold out in both Edmonton and Calgary BUT our Carnivals are open to the public ALL DAY LONG!
Take a class, do some shopping, have a coffee and get inspired! The Great Canadian Scrapbook Carnival SAVE THE DATE including information on Calgary and Edmonton shows. Designed with maple leaves and barn woodCLICK HERE for all the details.

Thanks so much to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine for having me today…
Happy Scrapping!

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