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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Using Go! Fight! Win! For Dancing Photos

For those of you who have boys or girls who are into competitive sports, the new Go! Fight! Win! collection is a gold mine for all your sporting adventures.

But! If you’re like me, with children who love their dancing (or gymnastics, physie, acrobatics or other non-sport physical activity), you’re probably thinking how can I jazz up my Go! Fight! Win! pages to suit my photos?

The pretty, lace border technique we show you in today’s blog post should do the trick!

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Challenge 2: Creative Memories NSD Virtual Crop

Hi Everyone!  Glad you are able to join us on National Scrapbook Day!

Did you get a chance to check out the first challenge and learn how to incorporate “doodling” onto your scrapbook pages?

We hope to inspire you with our projects, and can’t wait to see what you create and share with us!

Make sure that you are following us on the Facebook Event Page—so you don’t miss a beat!

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