2017 Creative Life Scrapbooking Fall Blog Hop!

Screen Shot 2017-11-14 at 5.04.03 PMThanks for joining our Fall Blog Hop! It’s my favorite time of year, with all the leaves, crisp air, and sweaters – And this year to go along with all of that I’m loving the rich fall colors and the combinations of classic, rustic patterns in Creative Memories’ Countryside Comfort line!

Screen Shot 2017-11-14 at 5.04.38 PMI’m sharing some Countryside Comfort layouts that I started last week during the Creative Memories Virtual Crop on Facebook. If you haven’t done a virtual crop yet, I highly recommend it! Creative Memories hosts several each year, and the Creative Life Scrapbooking group has hosted a couple more so far. Continue reading

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Underwater Border Two Ways

underwater title photo

Have you seen the Creative Life Scrapbooking Border Maker Mondays ideas? If not, you should definitely go check them out on the Facebook page! Each week one of the contributors shares ideas for scrappy borders, layouts, cards, or other projects that feature the Creative Memories Border Maker System and other Border Punches.

This week, my contribution to the collection is these two adorable underwater borders that both use similar elements but definitely have a different feel to them!

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Short Cuts for Layouts and Cards

Original Creative Memories Short Cuts Pack

Original Creative Memories Short Cuts Pack

If you’ve been a long-time devotee of Creative Memories, you might remember these oldies . . .

The dimensions for the pieces of the original 10×12 Short Cuts packs (for each cardstock color in the pack) are:

  • 2 pieces 12×1.5
  • 2 pieces 12x.375
  • 1 piece 4×3.75
  • 2 triangles from a 4×4 square
  • 1 piece 6.25×4.25
  • 3 pieces .75x.75
  • 2 pieces 1.125×7

Back in the day, Creative Memories used to have these pre-cut Short Cuts packs, and they were used to quickly create simple borders. Although a few former consultants and long-time customers might still have a few of these on their shelves, they aren’t available through CM anymore.

In case anybody is getting nostalgic for this type of design, I put together a few suggestions for “shortcutting” 12X12 paper and using the pieces for quick borders, corners, photo mats, and (surprise) cards. Continue reading

2015 CM Bordermania Blog Hop

Note: This post was originally published as a stand-along page, and all the related comments are on that page. It was later moved to the blog area of my site.

Welcome to the 2015 CM Bordermania Blog Hop! If you’re following all the blogs, you should have arrived here from the CM Blog.

I’m so glad you have come to visit my little Utah-based space. 🙂 Please read all the way to the end for the next link and a special giveaway! Update: The winner of the giveaway from my blog was Liz Kielley! Enjoy your borders, Liz, and a big THANK YOU to everybody who visited and commented!!

I absolutely love the new CM Border Maker, and I’ve enjoyed playing with the cartridges and some fun CM paper. Here are a few of the ideas I came up with…

This is one of the first borders I made with the Bubble Cartridge, using various papers from the Strut Your Stuff paper pack.

This is one of the first borders I made with the Bubble Cartridge, using various papers from the Strut Your Stuff paper pack.

This border is made of paper and cards from the Be Bold and Flourish packs.

This border is made of paper and cards from the Be Bold and Flourish packs, punched with the Picket Fence cartridge that comes with the Border Maker.

This is a fun way to display some of the photo

This is a fun way to display some of the photo “scraps” in a border around your album pages. (The background is a free map from our trip, and everything is inside a 12×12 pocket page.)

Here's another way to use the Film Strip Cartridge, this time using Vintage paper and a card from the Tangerine, Plum, and Then Some slide in pack.

Here’s another way to use the Film Strip Cartridge, this time using Vintage paper and a card from the Tangerine, Plum, and Then Some slide in pack, plus a piece of the lovely textured cardstock from the Neutral pack.

And here's a tried and true border: A fat strip of striped paper couples nicely with a few overlapping slide in cards!

And here’s a tried and true border: A fat strip of striped paper couples nicely with a few overlapping slide-in cards (Strut Your Stuff), all on a piece of bright cardstock!

I hope you like them! (If you do, you can download all the Border Instructions!)

Lisa’s Workshop is your next stop: http://lisasworkshop.blogspot.com/2015/08/cm-border-maker-mania-blog-hop.html

Now for the giveaway! Just comment below (deadline: midnight Mountain Time, 8/9/15), and on Monday, August 10, I’ll pick someone at random to win one of the borders. The winner will get to pick either BOTH the birthday cake or and the Be Bold and Flourish borders, which I will mail out later in the week. (U.S. only, thanks!) Hugs!

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