Inspiration: From Pinterest to Page

Spring-collageI love browsing Pinterest. Just gazing at all the gorgeous pictures makes me feel crafty and creative. Plus, I like to feel trendy - who doesn't?! Sometimes it can be hard to translate fashion and home decor trends to a scrapbook page, though. I've gathered some recent popular pin-inspiration along with ideas for translating these […]

DST Blog Train: March 2013

500x125DSTblogtrainWelcome aboard the DST Blog Train! We’re bringing you Bright Days Ahead this month from many of our DST Design Members. Check out the fun, bright colors perfect for all your spring (or fall, if you're Down Under!) photos. We know you’ll find some new designers to love! Below the previews is the complete list […]

“Currently” Lists

Currently-I'mWhen I saw Ali Edwards' challenge to write about what's going on in your life right now, using the prompt "Currently" or "Right Now," I knew I wanted to share this great idea with all of you! She begins by talking about how "no one else is going to tell your story from your perspective, […]

Scrapping August: Goodbye Summer, Hello Fall

goodbye summer hello fallGraphic created with Hello, Goodbye: elements by Michelle Godin For most of us (at least in the Northern Hemisphere!), August signals the end of fun-filled, sun-soaked summer days and the beginning of that back-to-school rush. Are you tired of scrapping pool photos and vacation snapshots? Need a little fresh inspiration before fall arrives, bringing school, […]

Trendspotting: Triangles

Triangles, triangles, trianglesDo you feel like you're back in high school geometry? Circles, squares, diamonds, chevron, hexagons, and now triangles! These simple three-sided shapes are the big up and coming rage in both paper and digital scrapbooking. Of course, triangular-shaped pennants have captured our creative interest for quite some time, but triangles are finally being recognized as […]

Hot Product Spotlight: Insta-Style Without Instagram

Instagram vs Action copyDid you all catch Neisha's awesome post last week about using Instagram photos on your scrapbook pages? She shared a long list of great reasons to use Instagram photos on layouts, and many members shared beautiful layouts in her forum post here. So this got me thinking: what if you don't own an iPhone or […]

Art Journaling: Exploring Your Emotions

What comes to mind when you think of "art journaling"? This form of artistic expression has surged in popularity among digital scrapbookers lately, but it's nearly impossible to pin down an all-encompassing definition. I'm not going to even try here - you can Google it and find probably thousands of different interpretations of what art […]

7 Tips for Successfully Navigating (inter)National Scrapbook Day 2012

7 Tips for Successfully Navigating (inter)National Scrapbooking DayWe’re only a few days away from one of the biggest holidays in all of scrapbooking - (inter)National Scrapbook Day (iNSD)! Creative Memories started National Scrapbook Day in 1995, on the first Saturday in May, and this awesome holiday has been picking up steam with crafters around the world since then. Today it is a […]

Scrapbooking Lessons Learned from Housework

Scrapbooking Lessons Learned from HouseworkSome days it seems like the laundry pile never diminishes, the dishes multiply like rabbits, and the fun part of keeping house - decorating and making things beautiful - gets shoved to the back burner. The same thing often happens in our creative lives. That Downloads folder bursts at the seams, pictures pile up on […]

Get Blogging! Family Blog Advice from a Pro

Get Blogging!  Family Blog Advice from a ProHaving a blog is a wonderful way to document the ongoing events and memories in daily life and it comes in very handy later on when you are ready to recap those experiences on a scrapbook page. I’m a big believer in blogging and I have some tips to share if you are just getting […]