Sunday, July 23, 2017

Layout using CM Fur Buddies Collection and Project Recipe

With my order last month I purchased the Paw Print Border Maker Cartridge.  I had wanted this before I had even bought the Border Maker System and couldn't wait for it to arrive.  I have so many pet layouts to do and I know that this will probably be the cartridge that I use the most.  


Isn't it cute!  




It was so easy to make this border along the edge of the page.  



Here's a quick how-to video by Creative Memories showing how easy it is to create pretty borders for your scrapbook pages. 


I grabbed my CM Fur Buddies Paper Pack and chose a few papers to go along with the Cat patterned background following the Fur Buddies Project Recipe.   If you haven't tried a Project Recipe yet ask your CM Advisor for more information.  New Recipes are released with each new paper collection and feature cutting guides and instructions to help you quickly put your layouts together.  




Here's my finished layout - I followed the Project Recipe to create the page then decided to re-arrange my photos in a different pattern than in the recipe.  I matted them on solid yellow and gray cardstock and decided to put the White Patterned paper away and use it on another pet layout.  Since I've been bashing my stash this year I'm trying to use up as much of my old cardstock as I can before digging into my new stuff.   

I submitted this layout in the CM Canada Advisors FB Group for a challenge and I was so excited to learn that I had won!  CM is sending me the new Adventure Collection!   I have camping pictures printed and will be doing layouts as soon as it arrives!  

Supplies Used:
  • CM Original Border Maker System
  • CM Paw Prints Border Maker Cartridge
  • CM Fur Buddies Paper Pack (also available in digital)
  • CM Fur Buddies Stickers (also available in digital)
  • CTMH White Shimmer Trim 
  • CTMH Whisper Cardstock
  • Recollections Gray Cardstock
  • SU Crushed Curry Cardstock

You can order Creative Memories Products in Canada from my CM Website or use the Advisor locator to find an Advisor near you.  

Saturday, July 15, 2017

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Friday, July 7, 2017

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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Layout using My Memories Suite Template with CM Fur Buddies

I love using sketches when I scrapbook but don't usually use the built-in templates in My Memories Suite software.  I only had 4 pictures to add to this layout so I decided to see what kind of templates were in the software.  I knew that I wanted to use a background paper this time instead of my usual white with the large pictures that go almost to the edge of the page. 

I found this template with 4 photos and was able to quickly add in my pictures, background, embellishments, and text.  It was so much faster to just drag and drop without having to resize all the photo boxes.  

I still love the freedom of creating my own designs from scratch but will definitely be using this feature again since I have so many layouts I need to do.    

I'll be adding some tutorials to the blog in the near future using My Memories Suite software.  Be sure to follow me on Google+ or follow my blog to receive updates if you would like to learn more. Links to follow me are in the right-hand column.  




Supplies Used:

  • CM Fur Buddies Digital Kit
  • My Memories Suite Digital Scrapbook Software

The Artwork for these layouts is available for purchase in Canada on my Creative Memories website. You can also use the Advisor Locator to find a CM Advisor near you.

My Memories Suite V8 software is available to purchase on their website - use code STMMM3762 for $10 off software purchase or 10% off photo books and gifts.   You can download a free trial of the software if you'd like to try before you buy.  

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Road Trippin' Digital Layouts with CM Gallivant Collection

Here's another digital layout that I made using My Memories Suite digital scrapbook software and Creative Memories digital artwork.

I love using larger photos on my layouts when digital scrapbooking and it is so easy to use the digital paper as a background in the title and journaling boxes - just drag and drop and you can zoom in closer for more detail or adjust the opacity and make your journaling stand out.





All the background papers and embellishments are from the CM Gallivant Digital Kit.   

This is such a great kit for scrapping road trips - I love the embellishments and as I was putting in the junkyard photos I noticed the outline of a VW Bug so I just had to use the matching embellishment from the kit.  My husband is a car enthusiast so there are always pictures of old cars mixed in with our travel photos.  

The pages are really easy to put together using My Memories Suite software - I don't use templates when making pages like this. I just add a bunch of photo boxes and resize them until I have all the pictures the way I want them.  

The second layout on this page is a duplicate of one of the camping pages that I made last month.  
I had already saved a copy to print onto my computer but had left the original album saved in the software.  I just continued working in the same album and duplicated the older page and then replaced with the new photos and graphics.  Even though the format is the same they look completely different.  

The Artwork for these layouts is available for purchase in Canada on my Creative Memories website. You can also use the Advisor Locator to find a CM Advisor near you.

My Memories Suite V8 software is available to purchase on their website - use code STMMM3762 for $10 off software purchase or 10% off photo books and gifts.   You can download a free trial of the software if you'd like to try before you buy.