Create Punch Art Eyeballs With Your Googly Eyed* Tools!

You might know how much we love googly eyes here at Creative Memories, well it’s true we do. They’re super-fun to stick on anything, and this April we’re going to share the fun with you by shipping all Creative Memories Tools with googly eyes* included!

For even more eye-popping fun, read on for some great punch art eyeball ideas for your scrapbook pages. Continue reading Create Punch Art Eyeballs With Your Googly Eyed* Tools!

Sketch Ideas Resized To Suit 8″x8″ Pages

An 8″x8″ album can be a perfect size album to create for many different reasons and while there are thousands of 12×12 ideas out there, it can be a challenge to find ideas specific to the 8×8 size. So during our Scrap-a-Sketch Virtual Crop on Sunday 20th March I set myself a challenge to recreate the 12×12 ideas in 8×8 size. I’ve got 3 ideas to share with you and a few tips on resizing other ideas you find out there. Continue reading Sketch Ideas Resized To Suit 8″x8″ Pages

The Stories Behind Your Photos

While it is true that a picture is worth a thousand words, you still need to say something about it.

In the scrapbook world, we call it journaling, and it’s really important. I know that this is a daunting task for some.  Journalling and storytelling do not come easily to everyone.  I’m a writer, so it’s very natural for me, but even I am sometimes afraid to write too much in my albums.  I kind of figure that no one’s going to read it all, and I’m nervous about messing it up, ruining my perfect page! Journalling is the hardest thing to correct on a scrapbook page – you can’t usually cover it with a sticker. (Although, I did once cover a spelling mistake with sequins.) Continue reading The Stories Behind Your Photos

Fun With One: Monochromatic Scrapbook Layouts

In my day job I’m an art teacher, and one of my favorite art topics to teach is colour theory. I find colour fascinating – the scientific principles behind it, the emotional aspect it has on us, and how we as artists can manipulate and use it in our artworks. My students like learning about and using various colour schemes in their art, and I find that I rely a lot of these colour rules when I create scrapbook layouts as well. Today I want to share a colour scheme “lesson” that might at first sound boring, but can create very dramatic and impactful scrapbook pages. Continue reading Fun With One: Monochromatic Scrapbook Layouts

Creative Scrapbook Page Titles

Scrapbook page titles and album beginnings can be very simple or very elaborate, but the most important thing is that they tell the story! We are going to highlight a few fun ways to add titles to your scrapbook pages with some of the tools Creative Memories currently has to offer – hopefully these ideas will inspire you to put your own spin on them. Continue reading Creative Scrapbook Page Titles