Friday, August 18, 2017

Creative Memories scrapbooking pens

When it comes to scrapbooking, pens do matter.
Creative Memories pens are the best choice for archival scrapbooking!
I'm so excited that we now have 5 fun colors added to our mix!

We also offer

All of the pens (except Gold and Silver) are dual-tip so you get 2 pens in one! 
Both a fine tip side and a bold tip side.

I just love how Creative Memories pens write and I include journaling on almost every page in my scrapbook albums. If your handwriting isn't neat, don't worry about it! It's not how it looks as much as what it says. A tip for writing neater is to Slow Down. Sometimes just taking the time to write a little slower can make your handwriting more legible.

Should I store my pens horizontally or vertically?  Creative Memories pens should always be stored horizontally -- see the video below for a peek inside the pen and you will see why laying them flat when you're not using them is important for proper ink flow:

If you would like to order Creative Memories pens, you can check them out at my Independent Advisor website:  

Happy Scrappin'


Monday, August 7, 2017

Creative Memories Coupon Code August 2017

It's Creative Memories Customer Appreciation Days! Visit my affiliate website and Use Code THANKS10 at checkout to get $10 off any size order.
It starts today and ends August 15, 3pm CST (United States).

You can shop on my website here:


Friday, August 4, 2017

FabFitFun Subscription Box Coupon Code

Do you belong to any Subscription Box services?  This is my third FabFitFun Box I've received and I have to admit, it's growing on me! 

The idea of having a box of goodies mailed to me each season is appealing because it's a nice kick off to the season and it saves me from shopping (which I really do not like to shop in stores!)  So having all this come to me and also the surprise element is what got me.  They do all the research and we just get to dive in and enjoy full size products for a steal of a deal! If you don't already get their boxes, you can sign up using the code 
at my fabfitfun affiliate link to get $10 off your first Box!
(a $200 value for $39.99)

In this photo I'm wearing (from the Summer Box) Kris Nations Mystic Gemstone Bar Necklace, Avene Ultra-Light Hydrating Sunscreen, and Cargo_HD Picture Perfect Highlighter (love this highlighter!)
So things that I wouldn't have normally purchased but all full size products that I now adore. (And that is only 3 of the 10 items that came in the Box)

They also offer add-on options so if you want to add some discounted products to your order, you can. I have purchased butter London makeup for my daughters, Bodipure Keratin Gloves and Socks (way cheaper than in the stores), Anderson Lilley Manhattan Beach Body Wash (my FAV scent!!) and more for a HUGE savings! These are full size products so I've been getting some awesome shopping deals on high quality products. 

Anyway, I don't normally veer too far off the crafty side on this blog but wanted to share some of my personal favorites once in awhile and also offer you a coupon code if you are interested! Each Box contains items for health, beauty and fitness.

You want to look good in your scrapbooks right? Haha!

 (I appreciate your business and referrals that you send my way as I do make a commission on my affiliate links. Thank You!!)  I hope you ENJOY! 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Creative Memories Catalog July 2017

Have you seen Creative Memories new Catalog yet?  You can flip through the pages here:

Some of the limited edition products may not be available as they tend to go FAST!
The new owner of Creative Memories has been doing a phenomenal job of bringing back the products we love!  I am beyond thrilled and I am so happy that the company is breaking all sales predictions they set. I hear from people all the time that they heard Creative Memories closed for good. That is Not True! We are Back and Better than Ever!

If you need Creative Memories supplies, you are invited to check out my website. I am an Independent Advisor (affiliate) for Creative Memories and do get commission if you use my personal shopping link:

Thank you for your business and for your loyalty to Creative Memories!  We still make our beautiful scrapbook albums in America as well as our cardstock paper and stickers. 

Happy Scrappin'

Thursday, July 20, 2017

A Slice of Summer: Summer Page Layouts

What's new in July? Creative Memories has come out with some very fun tools, paper, stickers and more to celebrate this splashy season!  Let's start with the Scallop Burst Border Punch. This stand-alone punch creates sunny borders or delicious fruit slice borders -- think lime, lemon, even watermelon when mixed with the right papers.  Super cute and super versatile! 

Slice of Summer Paper Pack, Mat Pack and Sticker Pack available now on my website. And with all this cuteness, we need a couple new album choices right?  How about CM's first ever foil design spines! These are super cheerful 12x12 size coversets:

Here's my YouTube video on how to make a super fast and simple Summer Scrapbook Page and also how to make a pop-out photo if you need some extra room or want a fun pop-out journaling box:

Happy Scrappin'


Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Creative Memories Adventure Collection - Fishing, Camping, Hiking, Oh My!

Adventure is for the photos you take when relaxing on tranquil days, exploring new places and returning to beloved destinations where new memories are made...
days at the lake
hiking trails
wherever your adventures take you

Our family used to travel to the coast a lot in the summer but here in the Pacific Northwest the coast can be socked in and downright cold near the ocean in the summer (that darn marine layer). So we got smart and started heading east in search of the sunshine!  We have many happy memories of bike riding, swimming, and exploring places like Crater Lake.

I'm super excited about Creative Memories new Adventure Outdoor Collection - this album cover will be perfect for our trips to eastern Oregon over the years. What I love most about theme albums is that they don't have to be for just one can choose your favorite photos over the years and have a few page spreads for each trip...that is a great way to quickly see the progression of time. How that sapling has grown so tall (or in our case, how our children have grown so tall)!

For those of you who like fishing, birding or might like this new Adventure Quartet Punch featuring a bird, a fish and two antlers. The antlers are versatile enough that you could punch them as coral for a tropical vacation or vines for some vineyard photos. Get creative with your card making and scrapbooking as you let your imagination run "wild" (sorry, couldn't resist)! 

 Here is another sweet addition to the Adventure Collection: "Sprout" Bordermaker Cartridge:

I can't wait to see what you'll come up with using the new Creative Memories tools, paper, stickers, and albums for your outdoor adventures! Please join me on Facebook -- I would love to share ideas. 

Happy Adventure and Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Creative Memories Recipe Album - Preserving Old Recipes

I'm so excited to combine Creative Memories 13x9 Pocket Page Album with the new "Made with Love" paper and sticker Collection!

This heartwarming collection is inspired by food, and was created for photos and stories about cooking, baking and gathering with friends to observe traditions when serving food. It features a Paper Pack, Mat Pack and coordinating Stickers.

Pass family recipes and memories down from generation to generation on a backdrop of Made with Love designer papers.  I just love the modern-vintage cooking themes, colors inspired by fresh fruit and produce, and patterns featuring picnic, home cooking and coffee house elements.
I have a few old recipes passed down from my grandma in her writing that I want to preserve. 

This pocket album will be the perfect place because I won't have to put any adhesive on the recipes. I can just slide them into the photo-safe pockets. 

I'm going to use the new Made with Love mat pack to slide into the pockets as background and also to use for journaling the story/memories behind the recipe. I can't wait to share it with you! How about you? What family recipes would you like to pass down?