Summer Holiday/Travel Scrapbook Border Ideas

Summer is just kicking off, and I am sure that you all have fabulous holidays plans while the kids are off school!

Krislyn shares with us some border ideas for all those water related photos that you took–adding to the borders, she created some beautiful page titles using the slide-ins.

These combos are sure to add pizzazz to all of your summery travel scrapbook pages.

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Instagram Brag Book

Natural Elegance is such a beautiful scrapbooking product collection. The colours are incredible and the variety of papers in the paper pack are fantastic! It is definitely the perfect collection to use for a wedding project. What happens when you don’t have a wedding project to work on but you’re dying to play with it anyway? Not to worry – let me share with you how you can make the perfect little brag book to showcase your Instagram photos, along with a few of your scrapbooking tools!

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December Diary: Scrapbook Your Memories and Traditions

December is a BIG month in so many ways.  For most of the month much of Australia celebrates the holiday season.  The memories and traditions are different for each of us. Some of us drink eggnog, while others sip cold drinks by the pool with the family.

How would you like to capture those memories and traditions this December for your family to look back on for many years to come?

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Christmas Past Advent Calendar

Around Christmas families have all different traditions, customs and celebrations. One of my favourite things to do when preparing for Christmas is to put together a family advent calendar. It’s such a fun way of celebrating the season every day leading up to Christmas.

This year I used the absolutely beautiful, Christmas Past collection to create our Advent calendar and it turned out stunning! First I’ll walk you through how I made it and then I’ll share how I fill it.

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Meet Us Monday: Tara Dickinson

Tara Dickinson is an Illustrator and Graphic Designer for Creative Memories, beer snob, kitty lover and can eat more pancakes and pizza in one sitting than you. 

Going into her second semester at St. Cloud State University in 2007 Tara decided to make a seemingly impractical career choice and pursue a BFA in graphic arts. Her talents got her in the door with an internship in her final semester of college with CM. She was then officially hired on as a Graphic Designer and Illustrator in the spring of 2011. She then stayed onboard until 2013 (I think that was the year, I’m not good at math). After that Tara went on to work a short stint in Advertising. The agency was a great experience and she was able to expand her knowledge and skills, but she missed the creative freedom from her former illustrative job. Luckily for her she got an early Christmas gift and was called back to work for Creative Memories mid December of 2015. 

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Virtual Christmas Crop: Challenge 5-Tags

Here we are–at the end of this wonderfully creative and memorable day!

We have enjoyed every minute here with all of you creative folks!  While you created projects today, we also hope that you made some memories!  I know that we have.

It was our pleasure to visit with you all on the Facebook Event Page–and thanks to each of you for sharing–sharing your creative talents, your special memories, your ideas for great snacks, etc.  We wouldn’t enjoy this day near as much without YOU!

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Virtual Christmas Crop: Challenge 4-Colour

Welcome back!

How are your projects coming along?  Did you make time for a chocolate break?  If so, that means you have energy and are ready to keep going!

Colour palettes are always so fabulous to use when creating a layout.

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

But, how do you know where to start?

With Christmas right around the corner, this combination jumped out at me, with the traditional colours.

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Virtual Christmas Crop: Welcome and Challenge-Shaker Card

Welcome!

We are SOOOO glad that you joined us for the Holiday Virtual Crop!

We have so many ideas that we hope will inspire you today!

Welcome back to those of you who have virtually cropped with us before, and a BIG warm welcome to all you newbies!

If you are new, you might be asking yourself “What is a Virtual Crop, and WHY am I here?” Friday’s blog post helps describe the event.

First and foremost—no need to get out of your jammies!  Stay comfy and just make yourself a cup of tea/coffee, grab a few photos, along with some scrappy supplies!  (Oh, and you will DEFINITELY need some chocolate!)

We will be hosting several challenges right here on the blog, and posting to the events page on Facebook!

(Please SAVE all of your scraps—you will need those for the final challenge!)

Please post your completed pages on the Facebook Events Page to qualify for the door prizes that will be given away at the end of each challenge.  Use the hashtag #CMVirtualChristmasCrop.  If you have any questions, just ask in the comments section of each post either here on the blog or on the Facebook Page.

So, let’s get started!

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