One Memory, Three Ways – Vacation Edition

I’m happy to be sharing another example of how you can easily preserve your memories and stories no matter how much time you have to scrapbook. you can create a lovely layout in only 10, 15 or 45 minutes! The new Cool Serenity Collection is full of great products that allow you to choose how you want to scrapbook: use the Fast 2 Fabulous Pre-designed Pages to achieve a gorgeous traditional look without spending too much time; use Multi-Pocket Pages and Slide-In Cards to document your stories without needing to cut and paste; or go full out and make beautiful, traditional pages using the Paper Pack, Cardsock, Embellishments and Stickers! I love the luscious colours and patterns in this collection and they were the perfect choice for pairing with photos of an amusement park my family and I visited last summer during our vacation. Let me show you how I used the same photos on three different types of layouts.

The Fast 2 Fabulous Pre-Designed Pages help you do just what their name suggests – create fabulous pages, FAST! I chose this pair of pages because the pre-printed word – “Adventure” – fit with the theme of the photos I was using, but you can easily place a photo, embellishment or slide-in card over any words that don’t fit in with your theme.

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I added photos to the three pre-printed matt spaces, but I also cropped three photos to 4 x 4 and placed them in some non-printed areas. I used the Black Dual-Tip Pen to write the place name under the word “Adventure” and complete the journalling, then added two die-cuts  from the embellishments pack to complete the layout in 10 minutes flat!

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Next up – Multi-Pocket Pages! These are one of my favourite ways to include lots of photos and still have a great looking layout. With ten 4 x 6 slots, I can add a couple of Slide-In Cards for journalling and decoration and still have space for several photos…I was able to feature 7 photos here without it looking too busy. And with no cutting or pasting required, it was done in only 15 minutes! Just choose your photos, write your journalling and slide ’em all in!

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Finally, if you enjoy making more creative scrapbook pages, then CM’s fresh & fun Paper Packs and all the gorgeous Embellishments that go with them are for you! I love the creative process of choosing just the right papers, cardstock, die-cuts and stickers and arranging them in a pleasing, cohesive manner. I get inspired by the products I’m using as much as I do by the memories and stories I want to share!  In this layout I enjoyed using four different patterned papers, assorted die-cuts (popped off the page with Foam Squares) AND the new Grass Border Maker Cartridge! I also used the Watercolor Green ABC/123 Stickers to add to my title – they coordinated perfectly! This layout took about 45 minutes to create, but I LOVE the result!

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Remember that memory-keeping doesn’t have to take a lot of time. No matter how simple or detailed you want your scrapbook pages to be, this Cool Serenity Collection will work for you! Thanks Creative Memories!

What component of the Cool Serenity Collection are YOU planning on using? I’d love to hear!

Happy Scrapping!

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