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Hello everyone, Noreen Smith here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Are you a fan of Travelers Notebooks, Bullet Journals, or other types of interactive journals? Then Creative Memories’ new Happy Album might be just right for you! It’s the perfect way to share your happy with a fun new size, super Fast2Fab pre-designed pages and lots of cute papers & embellishments! The Happy Album is a new size and format for Creative Memories and is great for people who might want a smaller, portable scrapbook they can take with them. Besides being portable, it doesn’t take up a lot of storage space and all the supplies can be kept right in the zippered case! It’s also perfect for people who are new to scrapbooking, as all the necessary supplies come in the starter bundle, and ideas and inspiration for pages can be found right on the CM website.…

Hi everyone! Noreen Smith here from OrganizedandCreativeMom.com with a double page sketch for you! I had so much fun with this sketch that I couldn’t just make one layout based on it…I had to make three! And I was happy to use three of the newest new paper collections from Creative Memories – Oh, Canada!, Star-Spangled and Brave – to do so. All three of these fantastic paper packs are perfect to use during the summer months to celebrate upcoming patriotic holidays, summer picnics and BBQs, camping and outdoor adventures, and heroes of every kind!I love creating simple and versatile layouts that I call “1-2-3 layouts” because they use just one piece of double-sided patterned paper, two pieces of cardstock or album pages for the base and are made with just three cuts. Here’s the sketch:And here’s the cutting guide:It’s sooo easy and quick– cut your double sided 12” x…

Happy Tuesday! Kim here with a fun Aloha layout I finished up not too long ago. Do you ever find a collection of papers and embellishments and immediately know what photo[s] you would use with it? I LOVE when that happens, because that’s a big part of the creative process taken care of…sometimes the hardest! This was just the case when I saw the Sun-Kissed collection from Creative Memories! We were fortunate to get to Hawaii for the very first time in February…this paper pack and matching embellishments screamed ALOHA to me! I instantly knew what I wanted to do with this layout, so it came together quite quick…which is so not my norm! I started out with a piece of Creative Scrapbooker Superstock, my favourite base to work on. It’s 110lb cardstock and is a wonderful sturdy base to layer on. I trimmed it down so that I could…

This week we are visiting the winter 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine. In this issue, Christy Riopel did some SERIOUS designing with the Creative Memories Original Border Punch system. SHE ROCKED IT!  Here is just a sample of one the projects she created for her regular column – The Tool Junkie. This was the very last article that Christy wrote for Creative Scrapbooker Magazine before her passing in August of 2016. Using the Creative Memories Border Punch System to Create a Stencil 1. Load a cartridge that makes a set of holes as a border. Some punches work better for this than others. 2. Punch a strip into a thicker piece of cardstock. 3. Using a Clearsnap ColorBox stylus and white foam tip, sponge ink through the holes onto your project. 4. Repeat with other colours to finish off the background. Have a wonderful Saturday everyone. In loving memory of…

Hi everyone! Noreen Smith  here from OrganizedandCreativeMom.com with a layout using the super fun summer themed Sun-Kissed Papers, Embellishments & Stickers, the new embossed Tropical Leaf Punch, and some sunshine-y Cut Files that I created and want to share with you today!Creative Memories’ Sun-Kissed Collection was inspired by the cool art-deco vibe of Miami’s South Beach and features colors and imagery that will work well with any tropical vacation, zoo, beach, pool or outdoor photos! Besides the paper, stickers and embellishments I‘m showing you today, the collection also includes a gorgeous Turquoise foiled Album Cover and pre-designed Fast 2 Fab Album Pages. I had fun combining the papers with some recent photos of my older son enjoying the much-anticipated spring weather! In one photo he was sitting with his face turned towards the warm spring sunshine and it reminded me of the Walt Whitman quote – “Keep your face always towards…

Hi everyone! Noreen Smith here from OrganizedandCreativeMom.com sharing a couple of layouts using the gorgeous Spring Garden Papers & Stickers and the versatile Double Heart Punch! Have you seen all that’s new with CM lately? The new catalog launched April 1st and was chock full of new goodies, and now only a couple of weeks later Creative Memories has launched even more new products – the lovely Secret Garden Collection!  I fell hard for the beautiful purples, turquoises and greens in this collection, not to mention the lovely floral, geometric and watercolor patterns. The stickers feature beautiful butterfly, heart and flower icons, and there is a whole sheet of word-art sayings and banners which will be perfect to add to layouts and cards! The collection also includes a stunning foiled Album Cover and pre-designed Fast 2 Fab Album Pages. The whole collection makes it so easy to create beautiful layouts…

Kim Gowdy is on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Technique Taster web show today. She is designing a super cute mixed media tag that highlights creating your own stencils from supplies you have already at home.  Kim also shows you basic techniques using supplies like gel medium that often scare us a tiny bit. Check it out. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiW8rxWHY1I Here is a complete supply list of the products used in the video. Carta Bella for Echo Park Paper Co. patterned paper Creative Scrapbooker Magazine Super Stock Ranger Gel Medium, Distress Oxide ink, Dylusions stamps and paint Creative Memories punch, adhesive and journaling pen. The punch used on Kim’s tag is no longer available from Creative Memories – however this gorgeous Daisy Bouquet one is! LOL! Get them while they are hot! Be sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube for hundreds of scrapbooking ideas – CLICK HERE Happy Scrapbooking Everyone!Subscribe today…

Hello! Noreen here from OrganizedandCreativeMom.com. Spring is right around the corner (although you’d never know it from the amount of snow still on the ground in Calgary!) and with it come so many wonderful events to celebrate – Easter, Spring Birthdays, Weddings, Bridal Showers, Baby Showers, Graduations, First Communions & Confirmations, and Mother’s Day…Blessed events for sure! I thought it would be great to have a bunch of cards made up ahead of time for some of these lovely celebrations using Creative Memories stunning Full Bloom and Timber Paper Packs, along with the coordinating Full Bloom Embellishments and Stickers. I love the juxtaposition of the pretty pastel florals and the rough-hewn wood patterns – it reminds me of a bouquet of freshly picked wildflowers set in a mason jar on a rough farmhouse table! And, I love the way these cards turned out.For those of us who don’t have a…

Kim Gowdy is on our webshow today having a ton of fun with a SUPER EASY splatter gesso technique that I am sure you will be adding to two or three of your next projects. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Seggna0AKVI&t=9s Here is a complete list of products that Kim used to create the card in her video Echo Park Paper Co. A Perfect Winter Collection Ranger Distress Oxide Inks Ranger Distress Watercolor Paper Creative Memories Circle Custom Cutting System Creative Memories Tape Runner, Foam Squares and cardstock Ranger White Gesso and Stickles Ranger Distress Splatter Brush Be sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube – CLICK HERE Happy Crafting everyone!Get your copy of our Winter issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine at Barnes & Noble

Hi there! Noreen here from OrganizedandCreativeMom.com, and today I’m hoping to put a spring in your step with a layout featuring the gorgeous new Full Bloom Collection from Creative Memories. The beautiful colors and patterns – watercolor washes, brushstrokes, speckles and spatters – in this collection have got me dreaming of Spring and all the seasonal celebrations that go with it! The full collection features a Paper Pack, Stickers, Embellishments, a Variety Mat Pack, a Bookcloth Album Cover with a hand painted foiled design, and Fast2Fab Refill Pages. There are TWO new punches as well – the Dewdrop Flower Punch and Embossed Trio Flower Punch – that you can purchase separately or as part of the Limited-Time Bouquet Punch Bundle that come with an exclusive leaf embellishment pack!  The combination of bright and pastel and exquisite hand painted details will make this collection perfect to document Easter, Mother’s Day, your…