Welcome My Friend and Special Guest Blogger: Elizabeth Hill (Giveway)

Although National Scrapbook Day was Saturday many, including myself, are continuing the celebration throughout the month of May. NSD was first set aside by Creative Memories 9 years ago as the first Saturday in May. It's now become a worldwide time to celebrate our craft, our crafty friends, and memory keeping.

Elizabeth Hill and I enjoy the Fellowship of Scrapbookers together here in Lexington, SC. Do you know what I thought was weird? She brings her computer to the crop and does Creative Memories Digi scrapbooking and more. Personally, when I think Creative Memories I did not think pop, modern scrapbooking. Well as we are about to see “This Ain't Your Momma's Creative Memories!”

Elizabeth told me to pick one or two of what she sent me. They are all so amazing I just had to pick them all.

From Elizabeth:
"Creative Memories is much, much more than traditional scrapbooking these days! We still have the top quality scrapbooking products and tools that you have come to expect from CM, but there are also so many digital solutions and simple-to-complete albums . . . one of my favorite new products is the PicFolio expandable album - just slip in photos and/or journaling boxes, and you're done! So easy! Whatever your photo dilemma, Creative Memories offers a solution. Organize. Edit. Create. Share. Call or email me today - I would love to show you more!"

Elizabeth Hill, Creative Memories Consultant
(803) 318-1960
CM ID# 44961698
Creative Memories Your Life
Your Story ... Your Way

Dare Ya!
Leave Elizabeth a comment to be in a drawing for computer program "Digital Scrapbook Memories Beginner...Back To School” This is not a Creative Memories program, but it is simple to use and will work on both a Mac and Windows and will work in conjunction with Photoshop Elements 2.0 through 7.0. CS, CS2, and CS3. I'll post a winner tomorrow morning!

Thank you Elizabeth. Thank you Creative Memories.

Gratitude List
1. Elizabeth's friendship
2. jump start via NSD on my scrapbooking
3. my wonderful husband
4. God's Grace in His waiting for His timing
5. my Hannah's 6 years that blest me


  1. Wow - I am absolutely amazed at how far Creative Memories has come. Those layouts are beautiful!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous work with me!

  2. I am impressed. I used to be a CM consultant, several years ago, but haven't seen their materials for a while. hard to keep a consultant in our area. The digital pages are just awesome and so unlike the old CM, glad to see that they are expanding.

  3. she does great digital work! I didn't know creative memories had such cool digital designs

  4. Those are beautiful layouts.
    My hubby bought me a program A long time age. It was like cut and paste your pictures pretty boring.
    The one the digi scrappers do now just blow me away. I am computer challenged, so I just stick to the ol' paper and glue.

  5. what fun projects and thanks for the CM update. glad to see they are expanding.

  6. Love Elizabeth's Layouts!! Debby, It was at one of your crops in Lexington that I met Elizabeth and discovered Creative Memories Digi software and LOVE it!! The software was just what I was seeking!
    I was so thankful to have met her and for all her help, she is such a gem!

  7. Whoooaaaa!!!! How unbelievably amazing are those pages!!!! I just love them!!!!! They are so pretty!!!!! I didn't realize how graphic the digital Scrapbooking could be!!! That's awesome!!!! I love it!!!!!

  8. The Lay outs are just wonderful...no wonder you couldn't pick just one Debbie!!! I love 'em too.

  9. Wonderful projects Elizabeth and I love your gratitude list today Debby!

  10. These are just beautiful. I may have to look into the digital.

  11. I am with your Debby, completely blown away!! I have not done much at all with digital, but I think it would be a great way to get more into a layout. Thanks for sharing Elizabeth and Debby!!

  12. really neat LO's. Thanks for the chance to win. I don't have any digital software yet.

  13. Debbie C #466811:50 AM

    Those are all great layouts Elizabeth. I love the film strips you used and the basketball backgrounds. Thanks so much for sharing.

  14. such beautiful layouts....i have a CM wedding album..am working on it..

  15. This digi is delightful TFS!!

  16. I agree Debby-it would be hard to just pick a few of these LO's. I love them all. Thanks for sharing with us.

  17. TracyM #67736:14 PM

    WOW - awesome set of layouts Elizabth - TFS with us Debby!!!

    I have not tried digi scrapping before but these have such dimensional apprearance I'm now very tempted, so thank you for the chance to win :)

  18. Michelle #20686:28 PM

    What wonderful layouts! Digital has come such along way.

  19. Your Layouts are amazing:)

    Thank you for a chance to win! Currently I am working on 6 preschool scrapbooks for my clas for the end of the year :) Always could use more ideas

    Deana #7089

  20. Great layouts! I have never done any digital layouts and this has peaked my interest. TFS!

  21. Thanks, everyone, for the great feedback!! And thanks, Deb, for the chance to share!

    I still love traditional scrapping, so it was hard for me to imagine that I would ever digi-scrap at first...but now I am hooked! The pre-designed pages are a snap to complete (just drag and drop your pics, add a little journaling, and you're done!), but the versatility of the software makes it so easy to play around and be creative!

    My two faves about digi-scrappin' are (1) that I can do it in short spans of time...if I just have 20 mins, I can pull out my laptop and work on a page...I have to have large chunks of time (which is hard to come by!) to scrap traditionally; and (2) that I can create it once and print multiple times...great for sports teams, preschool/elementary books, family reunions, etc.

    If you are interested in taking the digi-plunge, I'd be glad to help you get started and/or hook you up with a Consultant in your local area. Also, CM has a great digi-group on FaceBook; just search for "Creative Memories - Go Digital" and enjoy! So many great layouts posted!!

    Happy Scrappin!! (And feel free to scraplift any of my designs! It's one of my favorite hobbies!!)

  22. Beautiful layouts. They inspire me to
    use lots of colour.

  23. I'm shocked that those are CM layouts, very cool! The software sounds great!


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