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Hey there! Noreen from OrganizedandCreativeMom.com here to share some ideas for using two fabulous new Paper Packs from Creative Memories – Rustic Manor and Sky & Water. These collections include gorgeous photographic background papers that can be a bit intimidating to use. These amazing collections feature beautifully photographic background papers that include images of water, sky, beaches, clouds, the Northern Lights, trees, foliage, moss, marble, and wood grains. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been a little apprehensive about using these types of papers…I mean, the background images are so lovely, why would you cover them up? On top of that usually, there are no specific embellishments that coordinate with the papers. It always seemed kind of daunting, so I’ve steered clear of these papers in the past. But when I saw these new papers, I knew I had to challenge myself to use them, and I love…

Hi friends! Noreen Smith from OrganizedandCreativeMom.com here on the CSM blog today sharing some tips on using a fantastic tool from Creative Memories – the Collage Wreath Recipe Template! This is the latest in a series of wonderful templates that can really take your layouts to the next level!  The mylar template can be used over and over again to create a wide variety of scrapbook pages by rotating the stencil and/or flipping it to the other side, and you can customize each layout by choosing which the of traceable elements you want to feature in your layout. Simply place the template on top of patterned paper or cardstock, trace the shapes you want with a pencil, cut them out and arrange them on your album page or cardstock. I created a few different variations to show you just how versatile this tool is! In this first layout, I wanted…

Noreen Smith is on our latest web show designing SHAKER CARDS featuring all kinds of fabulous products by Creative Memories.  Grab your coffee, pull up a chair and get ready to SHAKE! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERFMCTG08Xw&t=15s SUPPLIES Creative Memories Frost Accents Paper Pack Creative Memories Bronze Shimmer Cardstock Creative Memories Tape Runner and Foam Squares Creative Memories Peekaboo Pockets Creative Memories Original Border Maker System Creative Memories Midnight Star Cartridge Creative Memories Embossed Bow Punch  Creative Memories Gold Metallic Dual-Tip Pen Creative Memories Gemstone Custom Cutting System Here is a look at the finished products! Be sure to follow Creative Scrapbooker Magazine on YouTube! Do not miss a single video! CLICK HERE Happy Scrapbooking Everyone!Subscribe today to Creative Scrapbooker Magazine

Hi everyone! Noreen Smith here from OrganizedandCreativeMom.com. We’re halfway into November but I’m 100% into Christmas crafting right now and working on Christmas Cards! Today I want to show you how I got all my cards done quickly and easily using the… Creative Memories awesome All That Glitters Card Kit has everything you’ll need to create twelve beautiful 5” x 7” cards – the card bases and envelopes, pre-cut embellishment pieces (as well as 170 BONUS pieces!), 26’ of gold glitter tape, a sheet of enamel stickers, and an instruction sheet, all packed in a lovely gift box! Although I’m using the kit to make cards to send to my family and friends, this kit would actually make a wonderful gift – especially for your crafty friends! (Tip: Make sure to check out the Creative Memories Gift Guide to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!) The instructions are…

Hi everyone! Noreen Smith here from OrganizedandCreativeMom.com to share a not-too-spooky Halloween layout along with some cut files that I created for you today! I’m using the Limited Edition Pumpkin Spice Paper Pack and Stickers from Creative Memories which feature iconic fall colors and patterns with hints of Halloween. They are perfect for photos from the Pumpkin Patch, corn maze, bobbing for apples, Jack-O-Lantern Carving, Halloween costumes and parties, and of course, all things Pumpkin Spice! You might remember that last May I designed a Sunburst cut file to share with you, and I decided to take a spooky spin on it and turn it into a spider web! The rays of the sun became the radials of the web and I added the curved spirals in between to create a web that can be cut on any electronic cutting device! And what’s a web without a spider? Inspired by…

Hello, friends Noreen Smith here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog! It seems that fall has arrived, and so has a beautiful autumnal collection from Creative Memories – “Gather Together”. This elegant collection with its rich colors and gorgeous floral and geometric patterns will work so well with fall-themed photos from Thanksgiving, family gatherings, fall road trips, autumn foliage and good times with friends.  I knew this collection would be perfect to showcase family photos we had taken a couple of years ago on a beautiful fall day, but before I jump right to the layouts I want to share some tips with you. I just got back from a Creative Memories mini-conference for advisors where I spoke about some creative approaches to using sketches. Sketches are a great starting point and are so versatile. I create lots of sketches, but I also rely on them to jumpstart my…

Hello everyone Noreen Smith here today on the Creative Scrapbooker Magazine blog. Although the summer is winding down, we are still enjoying the great weather and all the beautiful produce that is ripe and ready to eat! I’m not the best gardener but my strawberry plants have been so fruitful (pun intended!) this year, and we have been eating bowlful after delicious bowlful of them! The Creative Memories Locally Grown Collection that was released last month by Creative Memories is perfect for documenting this year’s bountiful harvest – just in case next year’s crop isn’t so great! The Creative Memories  Locally Grown Paper Pack and Stickers are full of bright colors and patterns that will work beautifully with photos of backyard gardens, trips to the farmers market, BBQ’s and picnics and lots of other summer celebrations. I used several of the papers to create this single page layout showcasing a few photos of…

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…

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…