Friday, October 13, 2017

Creative Memories Victorian Fence Border Punch

Mary, Mary, quite contrary
how does your garden grow?

Creative Memories Victorian Fence Border Punch 

idea for scrapping:

Cottage Gardens
Victorian-era homes
visits to historic sites

It would look great paired with the Pumpkin Border Maker Cartridge

(idea shared by Dawn Dimock using the retired picket fence border)

(The Pumpkin Border Maker Cartridge is used with Creative Memories Border Maker System and is not a stand-alone punch.)

The Victorian Fence Border Punch is a stand-alone punch. You can move the 12-inch (or larger) paper through the punch in a continuous strip until you get the desired length of fencing for your scrapbook page(s) or card making. Experiement with different colors of paper. It is just beautiful!

(idea shared by Karen Mahoney using Creative Memories Victorian Fence Punch, Leaf Trio Punch, Wavy Trimmer, Foam Squares and ink for shading/definition)

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

My Memories Gift Box Bundle by Creative Memories

After a little dry spell of new Fast2Fab albums, I'm sooo super excited about the newest one Creative Memories came out with! My Memories features cool blue colors that will go with just about any photos! I'm even more excited seeing this video. I can't wait for my order to arrive! I've already ordered additional My Memories Fast2Fab Refill Pages in anticipation of this being my 2017 Family Album.

How about you? Have you tried Fast2Fab yet?  Do you see how easy it is to add your photos onto the pre-decorated pages?  The Refill Pages are the same price as the plain pages so you end up getting the "decorations" for free!  It saves on paper and stickers! But that's not why I use them. I use them because they are a FAST way to get my photos into albums so we can enjoy them!

Do you have a box or drawer of photos you would like to get into an album? Try Fast2Fab. 

Do you have a special trip of even just your favorite photos from 2017 that you could print out and put in this album?  I challenge you to TRY it!  My first Fast2Fab album was of a trip to Hawaii and it literally took me just a couple of hours to get all the photos in and I LOVE that album so much!  (You can see that post here: My First Fast2Fab Album)

Join Creative Memories

Just one week left of this special promotion: Become a Creative Memories Advisor and you can earn some awesome Advisor Exclusive gifts plus get your own website and access to CM's marketing tools, Advisor exclusives and project recipes!

It's $49 to join and you can renew that annually or cancel at anytime.

You start earning commissions right away for each sale generated through your website link (this includes your own personal orders and this also includes business supply orders such as catalogs and Advisor exclusives!)  The more sales you have the more you earn as your commission increases based on your year-to-date sales.  You also get access to our CM Advisor 'back office' full of product training tips, ideas galore, project recipes, and marketing photos to share on social media. 

I would be honored to have you join my team (just click "Join" on my website to sign up or get more info: )

2017 Offer:
If you join as an Advisor between Sept 18-Oct 17 and
 then place an order between Oct 18-Nov 30
you will receive commission PLUS
these gifts:

FREE 12x12 Mandala Album Cover  (Advisor Exclusive!)

FREE Memory Mate Case (Advisor Exclusive!)

$10.00 coupon off a future order!

Just 7 days left for the special album cover offer and case offer!

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Message me via Facebook with any questions:

I would love to help you get started in this fun business!

Creative Memories Countryside Comfort fall collection!

Countryside Comfort fall collection by Creative Memories 
is inspired by the fabrics and patterns everyone has known and loved for years (which are trending again!) such as vintage floral upholstery, retro plaid, tweed and more, this collection brings it all!

It features a cross-stitch look album cover
paper pack
mat pack
vellum paper pack
and even some laser-cut embellishments

These laser cut embellishments are twice as thick as other CM embellishments, which makes them great for added dimension - perfect for cardmaking or scrapbooking.

These have even added dimension when used with Creative Memories Foam Squares!

If you prefer a plain album cover, we have 2 new looks that complement the Countryside Collection:
Bookcloth 12x12 Album Cover in Fern is a rich olive color which looks great with our Countryside Comfort Fast2Fab Refill Pages!
(White, Spargo, Black and Natural Refill pages are also available if you prefer not to use predesigned pages.)  All of our Refill Pages and Fast2Fab albums come with Page Protectors included.

The Specialty 12x12 Khaki album cover is made of a durable linen-like material and it's infused with subtle hints of gold that make it perfect for just about any album theme, from everyday to nature and outdoors, vacations, weddings...anything!

For more info or to purchase any of these items, visit my website:

I hope you love the new Countryside Comfort Collection!

Happy Scrappin'

Friday, October 6, 2017

Creative Memories Archiver's Photo Corners

NEW to Creative Memories:  Archiver's™ Photo Corners

Did you notice the name?  When the Minnesota-based business Archiver's™ closed earlier this year, CM saw the opportunity and now own the Archiver's name.  I'm so pleased Creative Memories is adding this wonderful brand to our future collections.

Photo Corners have been one of the most requested items from my customers for their oldest, most cherished "original" family photos.

These photo corners are perfect for vintage, family and baby photos,
as well as memorabilia such as birth certificates, awards, postcards and other collectibles.

I love using Photo Corners when I want to add photos or articles to my album but not permanently -- the corners allow me to pull the photo or article out and put back in.

These corners are self-adhesive (no licking like the olden days)
and they are clear so they don't obstruct the photo or memorabilia at all.

Plus they are archival quality just like our scrapbook albums.

You can find them on my CM Advisor website:

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

2018 Year in Review Scrapbook Album

With 2018 just around the corner, this is the perfect time to take my
2018 Challenge:

Commit to scrapbooking at least a page a month
 featuring highlights from that month!

The perfect way to get started?
(this article has links to my CM website where I sell Creative Memories supplies)

Creative Memories NEW All-Occasion "My Memories" Fast2Fab! 

This versatile Fast2Fab specialty was inspired by Boho, nature and natural textures, and designed to accommodate everything from theme-specific albums to a "2018 year in review."

The Fast2Fab album color is Cobalt blue with foiled hearts in an assortment of colors on the cover.  It comes with pre-designed pages inside (and page protectors are also included).
The pages feature classic designs in hues of sage green, sand, slate blue and mustard.

If you get the Gift Box Bundle, you will get the Album, Pages, Page Protectors
AND you will also get 
Daily Dockets Embellishments
a Tape Runner (32 feet of adhesive)
Brown Dual-Tip Pen (fine tip on one side, bold tip on the other)
and it comes in a beautiful gift box that makes it great for gifting!

The album is also available separately (not as a coverset though, this particular album comes with the Fast2Fab pages inside).

If you haven't tried Fast2Fab yet, ohmygoodness, they have been a game changer for me! I get albums done soooo fast now because I just add my photos and journaling and I'm DONE! I love Fast2Fab!!

These are what the page layouts look like in the album: (you can also flip through the pages for a better look when you visit my website)

Whatever album you choose to use, I hope you'll take my
2018 Page a Month Challenge!

Creative Memories Sugarplum Holiday Collection

Have you seen the pastel trend for Christmas? I've been seeing it all over!

Even in the new Sugarplum holiday collection by Creative Memories!
(this collection is available in both digital format and also traditional scrapbook supplies)

Inspired by holiday candy, decor and classic icons, it features cheerful pastel color palette that is absolutely gorgeous and also verstaile enough to work for 
and More!

Check out this gorgeous 12x12 bookcloth album cover in pebbled gray with foiled trees:

(Fast2Fab are predecorated pages and also come with Page Protectors)

And of course, you want tools, right?

NEW Punches:  Poinsettia Punch and Holly Border Punch
These are just beautiful when used together. 

You can deck your layouts with boughs of holly using the Holly Border Punch, and add extra dimension to holiday layouts, cards, tags, borders, and projects with the Poinsettia Punch.

12x12 Bookcloth Album Covers have a new must-have Addition - Lilac!

This delicate Lilac album color matches the Sugarplum collection, and is also perfect for everything from spring and winter to girls, women, dance and gymnastics, and much more!

I think I'm in love...

Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Photo-safe Washi Tape

For the first time ever Creative Memories is offering Washi Tape!
And unlike most other Washi Tapes on the market, CM's is photo-safe!

If you've never used it before, it's super easy -- just like tape but easier to tear.
You can add strips anywhere for fun designs:

I keep empty gift cards near my Washi collection so that I can easily tear clean strips when I don't want the torn look:

The first Washi Tape Collection from Creative Memories is called Toil and Trouble and is part of our Halloween collection.  I'm hoping this is just the first of many more fun designs to come!

I like using Washi tape in my planner and in card making and gift wrapping. For more ideas here is a link to a previous post using Washi tape: Washi Tape Dispenser, Wrapping Presents and More!

Happy Scrappin'

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Creative Memories Halloween and Pumpkin Collection!

The new Pumpkins Border Maker Cartridge for the Border Maker System is not just a string of pumpkins...look closely and you'll see it would look just as darling with red or green paper to make a string of cherries or apples... (Think outside the box with these tools, right?!)

Take a peek at the Toil & Trouble Paper Pack:

As you can see it's not just for Halloween (despite the creepy music) but would look great with a lot of different fall layouts. In my opinion the Toil & Trouble Paper Pack is more adorable than trouble!

These pumpkins were made using the Custom Cutting System Oval Patterns!

To complement this collection Creative Memories is offering some fun sticker letters in Burnt Orange (while supplies last):

When you check out my website, you'll see the rest of the Toil & Trouble Collection including a special 12x12 album and sticker pack!

To get ideas for a Halloween costume memory album, you can check out one of my older posts here:  HALLOWEEN COSTUME SCRAPBOOK

Happy Scrappin'

Fall FabFitFun Subscription Box Coupon Code

It's almost Fall and my Fall FabFitFun subscription box just arrived!

All full size products at a big savings - from teeth whitening, a cozy scarf, a gym bag, mud mask, lip crayons, renewing mud mask and MORE!  It's a fun way to try out some of the latest products that have been curated by the FabFitFun crew. 
If you would like to try it out using my affiliate link, you will receive $10.00 off your first box!
use Promo Code:  PUMPKINSPICE

Here's a sneak peek:

Do you belong to any subscription services?  This particular Box comes once a season. Personally, I love that the sizes are Full Size. They also have an option where you can add on to your Box with a large selection of top quality products at great prices. (I think this is how they make their money by offering add-ons...totally optional) -- I've found some amazing birthday and Christmas presents for my daughters as well as being a great way to stock my gift closet for those last-minute party invites.

Enjoy! and feel free to share my affiliate link and coupon code with your friends.

Affiliate Link:  FabFitFunDonnaLyn

Friday, August 25, 2017

Creative Memories Pin Collection

Are you a pin collector? Now through Aug 29, order $50-$99.99 in Creative Memories Woodland Whimsy products and earn 3 FREE exclusive enamel Woodland character pins (selected at random) OR order $100+ and earn all 6 Woodland pins FREE!

The Woodland Whimsy products are not just for Baby Albums...I am using the Woodland Whimsy "baby boy" Fast2Fab album for my son's middle school album. It has a fox which is the same as his school mascot. Also the colors are just perfect for a school album and not 'baby-ish' at all!

I think this paper would be perfect for Hunting, Camping, and Scouts albums too.

If you are looking for a baby shower gift, you can purchase the Bundle and get a good deal while also having it arranged in a beautiful gift box:

And of course, the Embellishments are perfect for card making: 

To see the details and the products offered or to place an order, you may visit my Creative Memories Advisor website here:

Happy Scrappin' and Happy Pin Collecting!