It all started when…

It was 1989. I got a letter in the mail that said “Come see the new Shoebox to Showcase scrapbook albums; learn how to get your pictures out of those yucky sticky albums. Bring a friend and get a FREE PEN!”

Of course I wanted to learn about putting pictures in albums. Ordering triplicate copies of pictures was the ”in” thing to do when you got them developed. Which meant that my once-scant box of pictures was now exploding all over the place in numerous boxes, spilling out of bags, and peeking out from under the bed.  SO many pictures because I had two little children.  And I meant to capture every new outfit, messy face and everything in between.

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Earth Day Project – Make a Mini Album with CM Album Packaging

Earth Day is a time for us to remember the environment and how important it is for us to protect it. While people honor it different ways such as turning off the lights for Earth Hour or picking up trash on the side of the road, I have a little tradition of my own…

And it of course includes crafting!

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Scrapbooking Layouts Using Sorbet Collection

Today, I’m encouraging you to take a closer look at our new Sorbet Scrapbooking Collection.  When I first saw it, I immediately noticed the pinks, purples, yellows and all of the flowers.  But on a closer look, I realised that it really is a versatile collection.  The feminine colours are balanced by shades of orange, blue, green and grey.  It’s obviously going to be fantastic for all types of spring projects and scrapbooking, but the playful artwork of this collection is also going to be great for scrapbooking photos of both my granddaughter and my grandson.

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Photo Tips Using Your Smart Phone

 

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I have to say I love my “big” cameras and I have bought camera bags that look like purses so that I can have my big camera with me when I am out and about, but I LOVE the convenience of always having a camera with me on my iphone when it is not convenient to bring my big cameras.  Manufacturers are making them better and better with each new model.  For the majority of the population, phone cameras work perfectly for their photo needs on a day to day basis.  You can take some pretty awesome photos with your phone!

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Sorbet Fast2Fab + New Tools = Sweet!

Fast2Fab Albums have quickly become my favourite way to scrapbook! I love how quickly and easily the pages come together, helping me stay caught up on my projects. Plus, with the matching papers and embellishments, I can add a little personalisation and flexibility to the printed pages.

Here are a few sweet Fast2Fab layouts combining the Sorbet Collection with some of the newest tools. A BEFORE photo shows the pre-printed layout, and an AFTER photo is what it looks like with a few simple touches. I’ve added a few tried and true “F2F TIPS” that help me make the most of this way of album-making. If you haven’t tried a Fast2Fab yet…what are you waiting for?

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Our Gift To You – Creative Memories Phone & Computer Wallpapers

Today, we’re giving you a digital gift!

You can now share your love for scrapbooking with Creative Memories phone and computer wallpapers. We’re excited about the upcoming launch of Creative Memories Digital Artwork and couldn’t help but sneak out a little gift in advance.

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Capture Your Days with the Daily Docket Scrapbook Collection

There are so many special moments to capture each year.

Things like:

  • The birth of a child or grandchild
  • A Wedding
  • Holidays
  • Baptism/Christenings
  • A Milestone Birthday

And, then there are the day-to-day things like:

  • Baby’s First Steps
  • Kindergarten Graduation
  • AFL Game
  • First Day of School
  • First School Play
  • Baking Cookies with Grandma
  • Playing at the beach
  • First Trip to the Dentist

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Meet Us Monday: Andrea Stransky

Hi All –

My name is Andrea Stransky and I have spent the last 10 years working at CM in USA.  I started off in a temporary position in the Digital Customer Service Department helping with the Digital Center and software.  A short time later, I was offered a permanent position in the Consultant Services Department.  From there, I became a Trainer for other CSR’s helping them to deliver excellent service to all of our Consultants and Customers.  Like many of you, I have been alongside CM throughout the many changes over the years.  I took, what I like to call, a 6-month “vacation” from CM as Ahni & Zoe was shutting down.  I enrolled back into college to finish my degree in Business Management.

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