Meet Us Monday: Alison Dutton

I can track my love for paper and photography back to high school, when I joined the yearbook staff at East Chapel Hill High School in North Carolina. Digital photography was in its beginning stages and most of our page layouts were still created like a scrapbook, cropping printed photos and laying out pages to mail into the yearbook company to print.

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Halloween Paper Craft Medallions

I see them everywhere.  Medallions.  Paper Medallions!

They are adorable and so easy to make!  You can create small ones, or very large ones all dependent on the width paper you use.

But, how do you make these adorable paper medallions to incorporate into your decor?

Using our Bats in the Belfry Collection will add to the spookiness of your Halloween decor.

Let me show you how to create these adorable pieces, so you can add to your Halloween decor, or perhaps even a birthday or Christmas!

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Denim Blues Colour Challenge

One of the things I love doing when I know what photos I am going to scrapbook is to look for a colour combination that will best suit the photos.

Sometimes it means that I work within one collection, and other times it means that I pull pieces from several collections.

But, how do you know where to start?

Creative Memories has a board on our Creative Memories Pinterest Page.  This is a great place to start for colour inspiration.

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Meet Us Monday: Amy Crandall

Hi all!  My name is Amy Crandall and I am a distribution specialist, which consists of being a machine operator, bookmaker, shipper, and miscellaneous office duties.  I joined Creative Memories in 2002, Valentine’s day to be exact.

Picking, packing, and shipping your orders is one of my daily duties.  I also run a few of the machines that create the components of your albums before we put them together with tender loving care.  We have a small crew, but we go where the work is, flexing to different areas to get the work done.  It’s my “at work family” and I wouldn’t trade them for anything!  My twin sister, Beth, also works within our small team.  And we actually get along…lol!

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Quick & Simple Denim Blues Cards & Scrapbook Page Idea

It’s Thursday night; dinner is out of the way, the kids are in bed or occupied, the housework is done – finally you’ve got 30 minutes to yourself. Time to grab your scrapbooking supplies! Yes, that’s right, it is possible to create one (or maybe more) of these quick and simple card or scrapbook page ideas in 30 minutes of “me” time. So … what are your plans for tonight?

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Meet the Painted Harvest Scrapbook Collection

I am still mopping up the drool.

Did you see the new collection that we just launched last week?

Painted Harvest.

Creative Memories Painted Harvest Collection

Its title describes it perfectly!  The collection has a very warm palette using earthy tones.  While there are a few leaf embellishments, the overall palette leans too much more than just fall.  Think about photos from a day at the park, a trip abroad, or even a family reunion.  The Painted Harvest collection will suit all of those scrapbooking needs.

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Denim Blues Collection Scrapbooking Border Ideas

Who doesn’t love denim? Your go-to when it’s time to kick back might just be your favourite pair of jeans. We love denim because it works with anything, can be dressed up or down and it’s super comfy. Our new Denim Blues collection is just like that. Nearly every kind of page layout works great with these comforting shades of blue denim! Here, I’ve paired it up with Fall In, Uncharted and Hello Baby Boy collections.

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Scrapbooking Layout Ideas using Denim Blues Collection

Are you feeling blue?

We certainly are NOT, as we are loving the new Denim Blues Collection.

The collection has various blues to use to scrapbook just about any occasion….baby, family, a day on the farm, teenagers, etc.

Noreen created this “2 Cute” scrapbooking spread of an adorable little guy showing off his handsomeness.

This collection pairs so well with the Beige Cardstock. It’s warm and inviting.

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Meet Us Monday (on Tuesday): Susan Raygor

Have you ever sent an email to customerserviceau@creativememories.com?  If so, you may have been lucky enough to receive a reply message from our US office Customer Service Manager, Susan.  She often helps out with replying to Australian customer service emails during busy times and when our Aussie Customer Service Manager Kelly Batten is out of the office. At all other times, Susan is kept very busy with managing customer service enquiries for our USA and Canadian offices.

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