Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Bash My Stash: Rollerblading Layouts

Here are a couple more layouts from the Summer of 2000.  I had finished this album over a year ago but then came across a few more prints a couple of weeks ago.  Easy enough to add them into my album, that's what I like best about using side-loading pages. 

I'm still working on bashing my stash and was able to find two different lines that went nicely together.  I really like the bright colours in the Bella Blvd Molly Collection with the CTMH Taste of Summer papers.  Great for children's pictures.

I found these rollerblade stickers in my stash and started pulling paper and embellishments that matched.   I'm pretty sure that I've had these stickers since the early 2000's.

I used a sketch from CTMH Stargazer WYW kit (free to download on their website until the end of April) for this two page layout.  

For this page I used a sketch from a Scrapbook Generation e-book:

 Products Used:

  • CTMH Taste of Summer Papers (pink and purple patterned paper)
  • CTMH White Daisy Cardstock
  • CTMH White Shimmer Trim
  • Recollections White Glitter Enamel Gems
  • Recollections Black Cardstock
  • Bella Blvd Molly Collection (stars and camera prints, title stickers)
  • Bella Blvd Color Chaos Blueberry Strandz (navy stripes)
  • Mrs. Grossman's Rollerblade Skates Stickers

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

New for March: Creative Memories Black & White Collection

Monday was Launch Day and once again Creative Memories did not disappoint.  

This month we have the new Black & White Collection which includes a paper pack, mat pack, stickers, album, Fast2Fab pages and an Album Bundle. 

Here are all of the new products for March, you can find them on the What's New page on my Creative Memories website. 

In addition to the Black & White Collection, we also have a new Double Chevron Border Maker Cartridge and a Starburst Punch.  Be sure to check out the Going, Gone Section this week, a couple of the Border Maker Cartridges will be discontinued when sold out. 

We have quite a few alphabet stickers available in classic Black & White.  Perfect for all occasions. 

Check out these videos for a closer look at some of the products in the new Black & White Collection:

Paper Pack

Sticker Pack

Black & White Mat Pack, perfect for using in Creative Memories Pocket Albums or as an accent on a traditional scrapbook layout. 

Digital versions of the new Black & White Collection along with the newly released National Scrapbook 2018 Kit are also now available for purchase.  Use with your favourite digital scrapbook or die cutting software. 

Here's a closer look at the new Fast2Fab products, available as a Bundle or also sold separately. 

Check out this video for a closer look at the new Black & White Fast2Fab pages and White Embossed Album Cov.  

The new Stone, Cloth, and Timber paper packs were released mid-February. 

Also available in digital format. 

I love the texture in these new packs,  they remind me of the Adventure pack that was released last year. 

Cloth Paper Pack

Stone Paper Pack

Timber Paper Pack

All these products are now available for purchase on my Creative Memories website.  

Looking for a digital scrapbook program?  All of the digital kits from CM work in many different programs including My Memories Suite Version 9.  Use code STMMM3762 for $10 off software and 10% off photobooks and giftware.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Layout using CM Adventure Collection with Go! Fight! Win! Project Recipe

I use a lot of sketches when scrapbooking and love that Creative Memories creates a Project Recipe to go with each new paper collection.

For this layout, I took the Go! Fight! Win! Project Recipe but used the Adventure Collection to scrap my camping pictures. 

The Project Recipe used the Border Maker System but since I don't have many cartridges yet I decided to create my own in Design Space using the campfire image from the CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge.

Always have to have a bit of sparkle on my pages so I cut a strip of CTMH Bronze Shimmer trim in half lengthwise and used it as a border along the CM patterned paper.

My title is from Miss Kate Cuttables, cut mostly from Recollections cardstock.  
It was pretty easy to find colours that coordinated well with the CM Adventure patterned papers. 

Products used in this layout:
  • CM Adventure Paper (retired)
  • CM Adventure Stickers (retired)
  • CM Beige Cardstock
  • Recollections Cardstock
  • CTMH Artistry Cricut Cartridge
  • CTMH Bronze Shimmer Trim

 The Adventure Collection has now been retired but the Digital Kit is still available for purchase on my CM website and can be used in your favourite digital scrapbooking or diecutting software. 

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Bash My Stash: Christmas Tag Gift Card Holder Freebie

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I'm finishing up my holiday preparations and quickly put together a couple of the Christmas Tag Gift Card Holders by Printable Cuttable Creatables.

I imported the file into Cricut Design Space and resized it to make a large tag.  I have a couple of certificates that aren't standard gift card size.  The finished tag is approximately 6" tall by 3" wide.  I added the rectangle so I would have a piece to stamp on since the Recollections patterned paper is very busy.

Since I am still working on bashing my stash, I used an old stamp from SU All Year Cheer II and some stickers that I have had since the early 2000's. I also used up some old embossing powder that I've had for at least 15 years, not my favourite as far a quality goes but the colour was right for this project.   The ribbon is SU Whisper White.

These will hang from the tree until my kids get here to open gifts on Christmas Day.

I might even make a couple more in a standard gift card size if I have time - they are perfect for gift card giving year round.

This SVG file is currently available for free on the Printable Cuttable Creatables website.