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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Winter Blog Hop with Creative Life Scrapbooking - Stop 3

Winter doesn't have to be grey and colorless, it can be bright and cheery if you have the right tools, some pretty paper and embellishments and a few printed photos! While I love the summertime and the freedom and sunshine it brings, there is something very special about the string of holidays that starts in October and carries on right through February. Halloween, Christmas and Valentine's are some of my favorite times to take pictures and they make for some fun scrapboooking projects!

In this digital age, printing the pictures is often the challenge, and I have found myself becoming more selective about the events I print photos from. Vacations to the beach, to Walt Disney World, and even the Christmas months are usually documented in digital books that I make in Forever's Artisan software, but these events are too monumental not to be included in our chronological albums as well!

Recently Creative Memories launched the very fun Imagine products in its travel line, and I have fallen in love with the red, yellow and black paper, stickers and embellishments! I have also fallen in love with Creative Memories' Project Recipes (you have to get these from your Creative Memories advisor) and I had a lot of fun creating this one for my Halloween trip to Disney World with my family:

Having fun with Creative Memories' Imagine Project Recipe featuring the Film Strip Border Maker cartridge

Imagine paper, embellishments and stickers help to enhance the memories of this trip!

Good times with beautiful paper to bring the fun to life!

The Imagine line is so versatile that I was able to use it to create some fun Christmas and Valentine's pages as well! I love the red and white stripe papers from the Imagine Tone On Tone paper pack and the fun sayings from the Imagine embellishment pack - candy canes anyone? In this layout that might be used for Christmas morning or a visit to see the "Big Guy", I used the picket fence cartridge that comes with the awesome Border Maker System to make borders around the pages. I  threaded these 3/4 inch strips through them for a woven mat effect, and I used the Repositionable Tape Runner to adhere these delicate sayings to my page.

Last but not least, let's not forget Valentine's Day! So many fun hearts and red and white polka dots in the Imagine paper and sticker packs. I used the 12- inch decorative trimmer to cut some waves and foam squares to make the embellishments pop off of the page! 

A few jewelled embellishments never hurt anyone! 

So what do you think - can you IMAGINE using the "Imagine" line to document your memories? 

Don't stop with my blog-be sure to check out all of the other great contributors from the Creative Life Scrapbooking team on this fun Winter Blog Hop! Julie Tambrini with Julie's Creative Memories Blog is next on the hop, and if you wanted a link to all of them, here you go:

Stop 1 Noreen Smith Organized and Creative Mom

Stop 2 Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe Karyn Crops

Stop 3 Fran Allen Smitherman YOU ARE HERE! CelebratingYourBeautifulLife

Stop 4 Julie Tambrini Julie's Creative Memories Blog
Stop 5 Stefani Jones Crop with Stef
Stop 6 Lisa Brown Graham Lisa's Workshop
Stop 7 Sarah Fitzgerald Click Write Share

Thank you for taking the time to read it and I hope my pages inspire you to do something special with your photos today! Fran


  1. Love these pages! They're so bright and cheerful!

    1. Thanks Lisa! So many fun papers from CM it was hard to choose what to use (but I knew I wanted some Valentine's and Christmas in there, I just love those holidays!)

  2. Fun pages with a cute collection!

  3. What great ideas! I used these for a Disney album and they're adorable, but I hadn't thought to do holidays with this collection. Now the wheels are turning. :D

    1. Thanks Stefani - I love to stretch the usefulness of certain lines :)

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    1. Thank you Noreen! Winter is so full of so many special holidays isn't it?

  5. What fun pages you created! You have adorable children too!

    1. Martha thank you so much (on both compliments!) It means a lot :) Love to create and celebrate their sweet stories and this time in their life and I am happy that Creative Memories is here for us to help us do just that. Thanks for hopping with us!