Monday, January 26, 2009

Valentine CD case

Give your valentine the gift of beautiful music. Choose a list of songs that have special meaning for the two of you, then burn them to a cd. Decorate an empty jewel case for a special gift that will be used over and over.

To Create:
Measure size of cd case cover, then trim patterned paper to measure the same size. Adhere letter stickers to this piece, then insert into cd case. Tie ribbon around CD cover, then trim. Repeat this for backside of CD case. Insert this piece into case.

Measure width of spine of CD case, then cut white patterned paper to fit. Adhere to spine.

Project created using Primary Valentine Power Palette Additions, Swirly Brown ABC/123 Stickers, Swirly Brown Monogram Stickers and Ribbon.

Designed by Nicole Henrichs

Valentine's just for YOU!

Want completely adorable valentines like this, but don't want to have to worry about creating them yourself? It's your lucky day! Simply download this sheet of valentines (a high resolution .jpg), upload to the Creative Memories Photo Center, then order as a 12" x 12" page print. You'll receive a full sheet of valentines ready to be cut and sent! If you don't have an account, set one up free with my CM ID # 91008757.

Using Pre-decorated Pages in your projects...

This recipe card was created with the Creative Memories Storybook Plus Recipe Digital Kit and 8x8 Pre-decorated pages. There are different products in each and I love to mix them together. Here's how: Open a new project with the pre-decorated pages. Then "select" the items you want to use in a 4x6 recipe card (like this one). After selecting them, right click and COPY. Then open your 4x6 project and right click and PASTE. You will need to adjust the sizes of the elements to fit this new project. You may also want to add some elements from the Recipe Digital Kit to finish enhancing it. Then add text and a photo as needed. Great to give along with the actual muffins the next time you stop by your friend's home for coffee. Upload and print them at the CM Photo Center. You can sign up for a free account using my CM ID # 91008757.

Monday, January 12, 2009

DIGITAL video about Memory Manager & Storybook Plus

Watch this video "It's a Digital Life" from my website to learn more about how our Memory Manager (organization, edit, protect) software and Storybook Plus (create books, cards, custom pieces) software can easily take your memories to the next level!

Creative Memories is on You Tube!

There's a great video on You Tube that tells all about Creative Memories. Check it out!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

January 2009 Calendar & instructions on how to create a png file

This calendar page was created with the Creative Memories Storybook Plus software (SB+). Once you have the software installed on your computer.....simply download the FREE calendar grids from my website The background papers came from the digital kit Blush Blooms & Best Buds CD and I created the snowman "sticker" as a png file. To create a png file, follow these steps:
*Import your picture into SB+
*'Flatten' your image
*Use the "wand" on the TOOLS ribbon, click around the snowman and delete the unwanted parts.
*Export the edited image to your desktop and save as a png file
*Go to the SB+ home page and open "My Stuff"
*Open a new collection and add your png file as an embellishment

You can now use this embellishment on any SB+ project. A great way to turn your child's artwork into your own stickers! How cool is that!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Snow People Faces layout ideas

These adorable Snow People faces were created with the Creative Memories Custom Cutting System and Oval Template set. To create the "ring" for the earmuffs, simply use the BLUE blade to cut around the outside of your 4x6 template. Then, without moving the template switch to the RED blade and cut around it again. This will give you a "ring" of paper. I used the Precision Point adhesive to adhere it to the back of the Snowman Face.

Snowman Page Layout Ideas

Be ready for the snow with this layout. The torn Vellum Paper was created with the Creative Memories Tearing Tool. The Snowman was created with the Custom Cutting System Circle Templates. The arms, hat, and snow were done free-hand. Have fun!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Christmas Card Photo album

Continue to celebrate your family & friends, whether they are near or far, in the Picfilio Milestones album. Simply slide in their Christmas photo cards and enjoy. Some may need to be trimmed. Use the Christmas Milestones Kit to enhance your album. Super quick & easy! I've already got over 3 years of cards & letters in this one album...with room for more.

Christmas card Tag idea

Once you start taking down your Christmas sure to recycle your cards into next year's TAGS for your packages, boxes and bags! Use the CM Tag Maker to punch the perfect image from the card. Sometimes you can get two or three tags from the same card.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Valentine PURSE card

Primary Valentine Power Palette
Cardstock - Cement, Scrap of White

How to Create:
Cut cement cardstock to measure 8-1/2" x 6". Fold in half to create 6" x 4-1/4" card. Cut pink patterned paper to measure 6" x 4-1/4". Adhere pink piece to card.

Using scissors, make a diagonal cut from each bottom corner of card up to spine of card. Using fine-tip pen, draw faux stitches along edges of pink patterned piece.

Adhere "sweet" sticker to white cardstock. Trim around sticker using scissors. Adhere this layer and owl & flower stickers. Cut a piece of ribbon to measure 7". Adhere each end of ribbon to backside of card to create "handle".

Finished Size:
6" (at widest point - bottom of purse), x 4-1/4"

Project Designed by:
Stefanie Hamilton, Creative Memories Design Team

With Love Display Accents
The perfect accent for your Everyday Display, this kit helps you make a valentine in no time, or create an adorable display of love. Includes decorative paper, stickers and die cuts, heart-shaped magnets, magnetic pockets, cards and envelopes.

And there's more love to go around...see all of our new love products at my website!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Valentine Layout ideas

You can use the positives and negatives from your Circle Custom Cutting System and Sweet Heart Maker to create the border layouts, journaling block and card shown here. Have fun celebrating YOUR Valentine this year. The products used in these layouts can be purchased from my website at under "shop products", then click on "traditional scrapbooking".

New Year Celebration Workshop Event

Join us for an all-day Creative Memories event dedicated to
Your Life - Your Story - Your Way!

Do you have a digital disaster on your computer?? Or did you get a new digital camera over the holidays and would like to set up some clear paths to get started? Memory Manager and Storybook Plus can help you easily celebrate your memories, your way!

Or perhaps you have printed pictures and have been looking for some time & space to get back to your albums? Or get organized with our Power Sort System! You will have lots of table space to work on your project(s) and access to our complete cropping station.

Jump into your memories this year at my January 10th all-day Memory Celebration Event! Bring a friend or two and enjoy a fun day out together. I'm offering new classes to help you celebrate your memories. Go to and download the registration form under "MY FILES". I hope to see you there!