Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Why Join CM, You Ask?

So proud of our team of Advisors...strengthening families, one album at a time!

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like more information on being a CM Advisor.  You can also visit my Independent Advisor website for Frequently Asked Questions: www.creativememories.com/user/donnalyn  

Donna Lyn Watson, Independent Advisor

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Turning leftover Fabric Swatches into Gift Bags

Some of you may know that I was Thirty-One Gifts Consultant. When a new Catalog comes out some of their patterns retire and I was left with a few retired fabric swatches. Someone came up with this great idea to re-purpose the fabric swatches by hot gluing them onto craft paper gift bags.

You can get these plain gift bags bundled in different sized packs at the Dollar Store.


They go from blah to wow with my hot glue gun and my fabric swatches 

My fabric swatches have a rivet on top (because I display them on a ring): 

so I just hole punch the bag through the rivet and attach a coordinating ribbon or other decorative item like this Rosette Clip:

Even if you aren't a Thirty-One Consultant and don't have access to fabric swatches, I'm sure you could cut your own with fabric remnants you may have in your craft room. You could even use leftover scrapbooking paper. 

I made a bunch of these so now I have them in my gift closet, ready to grab the next time we have a birthday or special occasion to celebrate!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Organizing your Scrapbook Space

Oh my goodness, I think I'm drooling. What do you think of the new StudioBox? Would you purchase something like this? 

The only thing I would change would be the pen holders....pens should be stored flat. Would be easy to modify though - just use one of the drawers for your pens and then set them upright when you are actually scrappin'.

How about you? Do you have a set place for your scrapbooking?

I have my credenza/hutch that I use in my office.

And my paper is organized by Color/Theme right next to my hutch:

But still...I'm drooling over what Teresa Collins designed! Wish List anyone?

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Creative Memories Catalog 2015

Creative Memories is no longer printing Catalogs so here is a link to the online version of their beautiful NEW 2015 Catalog. I hope you enjoy it - especially seeing some of your favorite traditional products making a comeback! 


Happy Scrappin'

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

too many scrapbooks

just order some more shelves.

that's what we did.

happy scrappin' 

Sunday, January 4, 2015

The Magic of Memories

Here's a sweet little video from the new owner of Creative Memories. Enjoy! 

and Happy Scrappin'