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Welcome back fellow creative planners! This is Leah O’Neil from the Simple Stories creative team, joining you on the blog again today for the next installment of my Creative Planning blog series. In this series, it is my goal to demonstrate to you a variety of ways you can use and decorate your Carpe Diem planners.  So far, I’ve shown you how I set up an overall wellness planner, and some of the ways I decorate my day-to-day life planner. Today’s post is about using a planner for memory keeping.Documenting memories is very important to me and brings me a lot of joy. These days, I don’t create many 12×12 scrapbook pages because I do all of my memory keeping in my planner and a traveler’s notebook. I like the ease of incorporating memory keeping into my planner since I already have it with me most of the time. You…

Hi everyone Noreen Smith once again playing with Creative Memories! Happy to be back on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog today sharing a couple of layouts made with Creative Memories’ new Slice of Summer seasonal products! As soon as I saw the papers, stickers and variety mat pack for this collection I knew it would work for lots of fun summer photos.For the first layout I chose several photos of my family at the beach last year in Osoyoos, British Columbia. The photos are not the best, as the sun was behind my sons as they stood in the lake, but I wanted to use them to remember the lovely, relaxing holiday that we had. I figured that cropping them down would help, so I chose the best photo to leave as the largest (4” x 4”), then trimmed down the supporting photos to 3” x 3”. I matted all…

A new way to organize our lives is taking the creative industry by storm….look out planners, here comes the bullet journal! What is a bullet journal, or ‘bujo’ for short? Essentially it’s a way to organize our daily lives, tracking anything like daily schedules, tasks, or moods or exercise or nutrition….the list (no pun intended) is endless. All you need to start with is a blank notebook, and there are lots to choose from. One of the more popular journals is a Leuchtturm brand, which is a hardcover book with grids or lines or dots. I decided to get a Leuchtturm with a dot grid, and then I went online to learn more. A few YouTube videos later, I joined a bullet journal Facebook group and jumped in to create my first ‘weekly spread’ with a big bunch of fabulous Tombow products. To design all the colourful elements, I used…

Hello everyone – Tracy McLennon here today! Are you a planner lover like I am? Even before decorative planners were “a thing” in the paper crafting world, I enjoyed keeping organized with a paper planner. I never went digital. I like to doodle and play with fonts, so I made ordinary planners my own over time.But now, look at all of the pretty things available at our fingertips to make our everyday lives just a little bit cuter. So I thought I would share what my planner pages look like before I begin the month. Over time I add little notes here and there, appointments, memories and to-do lists.Project Recipe: Simple Stories- Carpe Diem Collection: Planner, Epoxy Metal Clips, Washi Tape and Binder Rings Simple Stories- Domestic Bliss Collection: patterned paper, clear stickers, sticker sheets Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L- EZ RunnerI love how the squares in the stickers sheets from…

Hello everyone Tracy McLennon here today sharing my Mermaid layout.  This photo is just a perfect match for this stunning Heartfelt Creations collection – Under The Sea.I created simple layers with these stunningly vibrant patterned papers. I used my flower shaping tools from Heartfelt Creations to shape the floral images that I fussy cut from patterned paper.I then added Prills using my Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L Dual tip glue pen, for a tiny bit of texture. Supply List: Heartfelt Creations- Under the Sea Collection patterned paper  amd Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit Close To My Heart- Cardstock Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L- Extreme Double Sided Tape, 3D Foam Squares, EZ Runner, Glue Pen May Arts Ribbon- Yellow Burlap String Clearsnap Smooch- Yellow and Teal Prills- Gold Buttons Tim Holtz- Gold Outline Alpha Stickers Ranger Stickles Echo Park- Mini Alphas Doily Photo by: Babineau I free hand cut the seaweed pieces on the…

Hi, Kim here with a CSM Spotlight on Paper House Productions! Have you used any of their products lately? You should check them out! They have so many fabulous collections, many theme related that come with coordinating products like stickers, die cuts and journal cards! Paper House Productions has 30 years of design expertise behind their fun, innovative products for the stationary industry. You’ll find their quality products will appeal to crafters of all ages! I recently got my hands on their gorgeous paper pad collection: BE HAPPY! I can’t even tell you how gorgeous this collection is, the soft pinks with pops of gold and the patterns & design of the papers made me smile! I first sat down to make some cards! They were quick and easy to put together by layering the beautiful papers and embellishments…of course, it’s always nice to add a liner and/or stickers to…

With so many amazing products to play with from the Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue, it was difficult to decide what stamp set I wanted to show you this month.  However, after months of grey skies seeing the sun streaming through my window was the inspiration I needed.  Heck, even seeing the yellow weeds (Ahem. Dandelions) growing in my front yard was a welcome sight. Of couurse, I’d much rather see daisies. Stampin’ Up! has released a daisy stamp set and co-ordinating punch.  It makes it unbelievably easy to make a gorgeous flower bouquet at the tips of your fingers!I’ve created this card and favour box using my water colouring techniques of crushed curry refill ink and an aqua painter.  It’s so easy that you don’t even have to go inside the lines while colouring.  To create this look, I used water colour paper and heat embossed the daisy stamp using…

Hello everyone – Tracy McLennon here today to share a layout with you featuring Wild Whisper Designs Adventure collection. This a a great new company that you definitely need to check out.Supplies Wild Whisper Designs- Adventure Collection patterned papers and patterned cards Close To My Heart- Cardstock and Chocolate Ink Natural Burlap String Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L- Thin 3D Foam Squares, 3D Foam Squares, Kraft Photo Corners, E-Z Runner Grand, Glue Pen, Extreme Double Sided Tape Echo Park- Mini Alphas Wood Dots Funny note: Our family loves to geocache. On occasion we get to know other outdoor geocaching lovers and we get to know one another. A geocaching friend created a cache with us in mind, as he knew that we had 2 tuba players in the family. He named the cache Mortgage for a Tuba. In honour of that we went to find that cache photo ready! Here are…

Hey Creative Scrapbooker Fans! Summer holidays are almost here and I’m sure that many of you will be vacationing over the summer holidays at Disneyland with your family. So why not start by preparing some scrapbook layouts for your Disney vacation before you leave. Or if you already have those Disneyland photos to scrapbook, I hope that my  Scrapbook Layout will inspire you to scrapbook those photos. Using the Magic and Wonder Collection Kit from Echo Park some adhesive from Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner Grand tape runner as well as a few products from Ranger Ink, I was able to create my Magical Fun scrapbook layout. You’ll want to grab a cup of your favourite beverage as I show you how I created some of the elements on my layout as well as I hope that I have inspired you to recreate this project in the comforts of your…

Hello everyone! Thanks for joining me on the Creative Scrapbooker blog today! As I was looking through the papers of Creative Memories “Forever Yours” collection; I paused at the journal card I have used on this layout, and started looking at the papers and embellishments so much differently. These papers didn’t lend themselves to only wedding pages and so began the starting point for my layout! I sorted through to get a general idea of which patterns I wanted to work with and I knew from the get go I wanted to make dimensional flowers from the embellishment pack! This collection has lots of lovely patterned paper as well as a coordinating vellum pack. Once I had my picture chosen and a basic idea of where to place things I started to play with building the flowers! I stacked, curled, bent and glued the pieces and LOVE how they turned…