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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…

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…