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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…

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…

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…

Hello! Noreen Smith here from OrganizedandCreativeMom.com, and I’m so excited to be back on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog! Today I’m sharing a heritage layout featuring some brand new Creative Memories products mixed in with a few old favorites! The beautiful new Archiver’s Collection is comprised of a Paper Pack, Laser Cut Embellishments, Laser Cut Borders, a Variety Mat Pack, a linen-like textured Album cover with a photo window and ABC/123 Stickers that look like typewriter keys! While designed as a heritage themed collection, the neutral colour palette makes it versatile enough for any theme, and works perfectly with sepia, black & white and colour photos. Like many of you, I am the keeper of all the family photos – not only for myself, my husband and kids, but also for my parents and all their family photos. I am in the early stages of curating and celebrating their memories…

Hello! Noreen Smith here, and I’m very happy to be on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog today to share some Christmas projects using Creative Memories’ Sugarplum Collection! This sweet collection features a Paper Pack, Stickers, Embellishments, coordinating Vellum Papers, a foiled Album cover and Fast2Fab Pre-printed Album pages! The designs are inspired by holiday candy, décor and classic Christmas icons, as well as whimsical, playful patterns that also make it perfect for birthdays, Winter, babies and more.Some might comment that at first glance the collection doesn’t seem too Christmas-y as it features a lot of pastels. But of you remember that colors like pink and mint green are just tinted versions of the more traditional Christmas colors of red and green, you’ll realize that they really are quite versatile! Since there were some cute candy and gingerbread house icons in the sticker pack, I used the collection to document our…

Hi everyone Noreen Smith here today.  So glad to be on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog today to share a not-so-spooky double page Halloween layout I created with Creative Memories’ Toil and Trouble Collection! It is really the cutest Halloween collection I’ve seen in a long time and I am loving the color scheme – the various oranges paired with the aqua and turquoise are so refreshing, and I really like that there are some versatile floral and geometric patterns that don’t scream Halloween! The collection features a Paper Pack, Stickers, a foiled Album cover and – wait for it – PHOTO-SAFE WASHI TAPE! Yes! Leave it to Creative Memories to make a photo-safe washi tape that we can feel good using on our archival scrapbook pages! I’m also thrilled about the return of an old favorite – the Pumpkins Border Maker Cartridge. If you have the original Pumpkin BMC,…

Hello everyone – Noreen Smith here today. I’m so happy to be here on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog to share a layout created with Creative Memories’ new Countryside Comforts collection! This is a HUGE collection of gorgeous double-sided patterned papers, printed vellum, stickers, laser-cut word art embellishments, slide-in cards, pre-designed pages in both 12” x 12” and 8” x 8” sizes and stunning coordinating album covers! The patterns and colors in the collection are rich, muted tones that call to mind cozy fabrics like retro plaid and floral upholstery and homey cross stitch samplers, and I couldn’t wait to use them with some family photos taken last fall. I also wanted to play with some of Creative Memories amazing punches, especially the new Victorian Fence Border Punch.I used two pieces of Beige Cardstock as the base for my double page spread as it provides a warmer, softer background than…

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 Collection 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! For the…

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…