Sneak Away to Serenity with the Secret Garden Watercolour Scrapbook Layout

Here’s a secret that shouldn’t be kept – the NEW Secret Garden collection has just launched! Inspired by Mother’s Day, florals, nature, watercolour and positive vibes, this collection features a stunning palette based on the Pantone Colour of the Year—Ultra Violet. Keep reading to find easy directions to create a beautiful layout with this watercolour scrapbook collection!

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Black & White Digital Scrapbooking Layouts For All Occasions

The Black & White Collection doesn’t have to be for just formal events! I can think of so many photos where the Black & White Digital Kit will work perfectly. In this post, you will find two digital layouts that were completely different. Take a look!

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How to Create the Stone Scrapbooking Layout

Don’t be shy… be a little boulder and make the Stone scrapbooking layout! With the Stone papers, you can bring an assortment of tempting-to-touch textures to life. These scrapbook papers are ideal for themes such as nature, outdoors, animals, cabin getaways, new homes and renovations, trade jobs, masculine themes and more. So, ready to get started?

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How to Create Marquetry Scrapbooking Borders Using the Textile Paper Packs

Have you seen the Timber, Stone and Cloth Paper Packs yet? I absolutely love how realistic the textures are! These border designs came about by indecision. So many shades and textures, how could I choose just a few? What if I laid strips of my favourites side by side, marquetry-style, and used the resulting patterns to create richly textured borders? Read on to see what I came up with!

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How to Use the Outback Journey Paper Pack for Your Digital Scrapbook Pages

The Digital Outback Journey Paper Pack is perfect for travel and everyday photos! These digital papers are perfect for digital layouts for everything from vacation photos to themes such as outdoors and camping, zoo, hiking, desert outings and more. There is paper in there for lots of different themes. Take a look at how I used these papers!

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Digital Scrapbooking Layout Ideas for the Archiver’s™ Collection

I have inherited a few of my Mom and Dad’s family photos and I know a few of the stories from the photos, but there are others that I do not know when or where it was.  It is so important to gather those important pieces of information before they are lost and the Digital Archiver’s™ Kit is a perfect collection for these photos.

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3 Floral Scrapbook Layouts: Getting Creative with the Full Bloom Collection

When a new collection arrives, I love to see how all the pieces work together and play with the Paper, Embellishments and Mats to start – even before I start creating layouts and working with photos. This gets my creative juices flowing and I get excited and more inspired to work with the collection. Today, I decided to play around with Full Bloom and created three spring scrapbook layouts you’re going to love

While you’ll see in these three spring scrapbooking layouts that these samples have been adhered to White Cardstock with strips of paper and border stickers, I normally create mats ready to use on layouts or in a Fast2Fab™ Album.

What You’ll Need:

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It is great to have decorated scrapbooking mats ready to go! I just add a photo, use as a journal box or even decoration on a page. Then, adding an appropriate sticker, title or sentiment can provide the perfect inspiration to complete a page. Sometimes it is also as simple as adding a location and date in my handwriting. See what your handwriting has to say about you in this blog post!

To start, I pull all the packs apart and look at both sides of the papers. The Creative Memories designers usually include a decorative side and a more tonal side. Then, I answer the questions… Which sides do I like best? Which colours and designs work for me?

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Then I start grouping pieces that work together. With Full Bloom, there is an amazing assortment of flower shapes with multicolour pieces. I chose to use colour combinations from the flowers that added a little bit of pop. I know with any two or three papers I chose I could also find embellishments and mats that worked together. I had fun finishing-up with leaves from the Bouquet Punch Bundle promotion.

Once you are happy with your selections, then you can start layering and clustering will bring these together for a finished look. Make sure to add plenty of Foam Squares for dimension and 3-D effect. Adhere and enjoy!

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Archiver’s™ Happy 80th Birthday Mini Album

Hi everyone! My family and I just celebrated my grandmother’s 80th birthday and since she loves mini albums, I decided to make one for her. The party was somewhat a surprise. We just told her we were going to celebrate her birthday at my sister’s, but she had no idea that there would be family members traveling from New York, Kentucky and Virginia to celebrate her big day! She was truly touched that so many people cared about her. She made us all cry when she walked through the front door and I am sad that I did not get the photo!

The newest Archiver’s collection is perfect for the mini 2×3 Pocket Album! I love the patterns, colour palette and laser die cuts in this gorgeous collection. Ah, it’s so pretty! I just love the rose patterned paper!

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Archiver’s Borders of Days Gone By

I love working with old photos, especially when I know the names and even some of the stories that go along with them. I will admit it can be challenging to effectively arrange on a page a group of old delicate black and white photos, in all sizes and conditions.

That’s why I love the new Archiver’s™ collection. The muted color scheme and delicate laser cut embellishments blend so well with the old photos and eras so they complement, not distract, and help pull together a unified page. These borders serve to recreate the feel of an era gone by, to balance pages full of well-loved photos and the memories they evoke.

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Holiday Moments with the Imagine Collection

Hello everyone. Today, I am back with another layout using the Imagine Collection. I can’t get enough of this collection. It’s such a fun collection and I just love the colours and all the stickers!

At Christmas time, Edward begged me to put the tree up. I was tired so I told him he was totally decorating the tree. All I did was pull the ornaments out for him and he went to town! I really thought he’d get tired of decorating the tree after a few ornaments, but he surprised me… He decorated the entire tree! It was a nice break for me! Ha.

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