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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Paper + Digital = Hybrid!

Being a Creative Memories Consultant I sometimes decorate blank albums with new product to have on display. I try to use products that I will be able to use myself but sometimes I make things with no end project in mind. When the Cherish papers came out I fell in love with them and couldn’t wait to play with them! I just love the richness of the colors and the patterns in this line. CM had a Cherish kit for a 7x7 album – complete with pre-cut pages, stickers, vellum shapes and an idea for each page (I love not having to re-invent the wheel!) I made up the album just like the examples shown in the book that came with the kit. I showed it off & then it sat on my shelf for a loooong time :)

My 10 year wedding anniversary was last September & I knew I wanted to do an album for my husband but wanted to keep it simple. He's not a scrapbooker & barely tolerates having his picture taken ;) I pulled out the Cherish album that was just waiting for photos & decided to fill it with pictures of us throughout the years. I used Memory Manager to sort through the thousands of pictures I have to find favorites of Rich & I together (this is super easy to do if you tag your photos in Memory Manager). I imported those into Storybook Creator Plus and then converted them to sepia. I added some digital elements from the Cherish Digital kit (which is available as a FREE DOWNLOAD here) and others that coordinated (mostly from the Romance digital kit) and a few other embellishments (from the digital freebies on the CM Project Center) and then printed them out 4x6” an put them into my Cherish album.

Here are a few pictures I used in the album:

This one uses a free photo mask from the CM Project Center

4x6 landscape - Page 005 

4x6 landscape - Page 009

This one I used the magic wand tool to remove all the color from the picture, except for the flowers. 

4x6 landscape - Page 001

A few pictures of the album pages:





Super easy & quick.

The Cherish 7x7 kit isn’t available anymore but the 12x12ish paper is – you can find it here (while supplies last) in the clearance section of my CM website at a fantastic price!

I love this album & so did Rich! Hope you like it, too!

1 comment:

  1. I have some of the paper packs if you need them!