Using Calendar Grid Pages Non-Traditionally

Did you see the NEW 12″ x 12″ Calendar Refill Pages?

These pages are great for documenting your day to day, or month by month.

….or you can use them in non-traditional ways.

Today I will share a few ideas with you, showing you exactly that.  Non-Traditional Calendar Grid 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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Give Goosebump Gifts This Christmas

Christmas is a time when we come together around home-cooked meals and gifts under the tree. It’s also a time when your brother or grandmother tells you a story you’ve never heard before. Or, you see a cousin you haven’t seen in ten years. It’s a time filled with special moments that give you goosebumps.

Here at Creative Memories, we all share a passion for saving precious memories. These goosebump moments remind us of why we love the holidays, even when the hustle and bustle gets the best of us. We take the time to write, scrapbook and put a personal touch on these memories so that someday, our family can pull these moments off a shelf and smile and laugh over old photos.

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Create The Perfect Wedding Guest Book With Creative Memories’ Natural Elegance Fast2Fab Album

With two weddings on my 2017 calendar, I’m already thinking about wedding shower gifts. My standard gift for a bride-to-be is a Creative Memories Fast2Fab album for the newlywed’s wedding and/or honeymoon photos. This time, though, I’m thinking of doing something a little different. Instead of handing each bride-to-be an unfinished scrapbook album, I plan to use their engagement photos to create the perfect wedding guest book. Creative Memories’ Natural Elegance Wedding Collection makes it so easy to create a guest book for your own wedding or to give as a gift.  Here are a few page ideas to get you started:

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One Memory, Three Ways – Wedding Edition!

Whether you are a simple scrapper, a pocket scrapper or a decorative scrapper, the beautiful Natural Elegance Collection will help you create gorgeous layouts that effortlessly highlight your wedding photos! I used the lovely papers, sticker, embellishments and slide-in cards from the collection with my own wedding photos to create an almost instant “naked” page on the beloved Black Scrapbook Pages, a slide-in page using the versatile Multi-Pocket Pages and a more traditional layout where I got to have fun with layering decorative papers & borders and making embellishments clusters.

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Photo Tips: Wedding Candids

I love attending weddings and I love taking photos at weddings!  As the guest there are so many fun things to snap photos of and I am going to give you a few tips and things I like capturing with my camera.

Decorations

We just went to a gorgeous outdoor wedding this past weekend so the photo opportunities were abundant!  I love details so I love taking photos of the decorations and the creativity the bride and groom have poured into their wedding.  Usually the couple’s personalities shine through the decoration choices and it was certainly was the case at this wedding.

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Wedding Centrepieces: Natural Elegance Scrapbooking Collection

I love hosting bridal and baby showers!

I like any excuse to make crafty personalised decorations, bake something scrumptious, and pull out and use my collection of antique glassware and china.

I used our new Natural Elegance Collection to make these table arrangements for a bridal shower.

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Photography Tips for Celebrations and Events

Do you try to capture everything at your celebrations and events on camera?  That was me!  I saw everything through the viewfinder on my camera and didn’t seem to enjoy the party or celebration.  Here are a few pointers of what to get photos of and put your camera down and enjoy the party!

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Saving Family Photos & Childhood Memories – Part 1

That moment when you’re handed a big stack of disorganised family photos can be overwhelming to say the least! In today’s guest blog, CM Advisor Tiffany Chittenden shares her recent experience of receiving a big box of photos from her childhood. Her straightforward process for getting them all organised and ready for her next scrapbook project is easy enough for you to give it a go too. Continue reading Saving Family Photos & Childhood Memories – Part 1