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 trip...you 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 hunting...you 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? 

Monday, May 15, 2017

Scrapbooking Road Trip Travel Albums

Here's me in 1979 with the Farrah hair and the parent's bright orange "WE ARE TOURISTS" van on Maui:

Introducing Creative Memories Gallivant Travel Collection -  inspired by a 70's travel theme - perfect for all your road trippin' memories...

The album features a stunning Cobalt Blue cover with foiled gold vintage compasses on the front cover. This album is available as a Coverset so you can choose to fill it with Pocket Pages, plain White, Natural or Black Refill Pages or a mix of both. (Page Protectors are included with every Refill pack).

My favorite option is the Fast2Fab Album because it has this beautiful Coverset but it comes with pre-decorated 12x12 Pages (Page Protectors are also always included).

Here's what the Fast2Fab pages look like:
(you can also flip through the pages on my website creativememories.com/user/donnalyn )

The Gallivant Collection also features a fun Paper Pack, Mat Pack, and Stickers and Embellishments with iconic and retro travel designs - perfect for enhancing any scrapbook page or for cardmaking.

For those of you who use Creative Memories Border Maker System, you may want to add the new Jet Border Maker Cartridge to your collection:

 I hope you like the "new" retro travel collection! 

Happy Scrappin',


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Mrs Meyer's new Spring scents are here!

I just ordered some Spring scented cleaning products from Grove Collaborative and I wanted to share them with you too!  Grove Collaborative is one of my favorite mail order companies. I get to pick whatever cleaning products I need for the month (or skip a month - there is no commitment to order - you manage your own cart each month). The prices are below retail and because I signed up as a VIP, I get free shipping on every order!
I fell in love with the Mrs. Meyer's All-purpose Spray because it makes my home smell so good.  You can even get this cute cleaning caddy.

Currently I use the Lemon and the Basil scents but I just ordered the Spring Peony. 

I also like the Mrs. Meyer's Basil hand lotion. I keep it by my kitchen sink. (The hand soap is Trader Joe's lemon scent). If you want amazing ideas on how to pretty up your kitchen check out "at Home with Nikki" - you can find Nikki Boyd on Instagram @homewithNikki   She puts her soaps in glass dispensers but between our granite counters and hardwood floors, glass containers haven't worked well in our busy household. 

If you want to check out Grove Collaborative, my affiliate link will take you to their website (click on any photo above).

Happy Cleaning!  

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Creative Memories Camping, Scouts, and Baby Albums Oh My!

The new Creative Memories Woodland Whimsy Collection is adorable
 and NOT just for babies!  Honestly, these albums would be perfect for

Boy Scouts
Girl Scouts
Campfire Girls
Outdoor Adventures
Baby Boy
Baby Girl

In fact, the mascot at my son's school is a fox so I am going to get the Woodland Whimsy Baby Boy Fast2Fab Album for his school album!  Love it!!!

Everything is available individually or as a collection.
From Album Covers
Paper Packs

Sticker Packs 

Die-cut Embellishments


 The Embellishments are great for cardmaking too

You can view the whole collection on my website

Happy Scrappin'

Friday, March 3, 2017

Creative Memories Digital Scrapbooking and Artwork

Creative Memories is now offering Digital Artwork!  Creative Memories digital paper, embellishments, mat packs and ABC/123s are available in JPG and PNG formats, which are compatible with Macs and PCs and a variety of scrapbook software.  

Use CM's unique artwork to create beautiful digital scrapbooking layouts and card designs with Digital Kits, Papers, Elements, Mat Packs and ABC/123s.

This cute page spread was created by Beth Thomander using
Creative Memories Soiree Digital Kit

Here's a peek at some of the super cute digital artwork now available on my Creative Memories website. (All of these themes are available in traditional scrapbooking/cardmaking as well!)  To see all of the collections, visit Visit creativememories.com/user/donnalyn 



Happy {Digital} Scrappin'


Friday, February 24, 2017

Creative Memories Pocket Page Albums


Do you know someone who is too busy to scrapbook?  Or maybe you love scrapbooking but you have a lot of extra photos from a trip or event and don't know what to do with them. Pocket Albums are the perfect solution for the busy Memory Keeper!

BONUS! Creative Memories is now offering 40 Enchanted Mats for FREE with every 13x9 or 11x14 Pocket Album order!  20 of the mats are 4x6" and 20 of the mats are 4.5x6.5". (this BONUS ends on March 6).

Pocket Albums are a wonderful for...
Vacation Photos
Grandma/Grandpa Brag Book

Wedding Photos
Birthday Book
Halloween Costume Annual
Home Inventory Photos

Pet Album
Adoption Portfolio Album
Anniversary Album

and more!

Check out my website to see the available styles:

Happy Scrappin'