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Sunday, January 17, 2016

CM Year to Remember Blog Hop

Happy 2016!

You have reached the fifth stop on the CM Year to Remember Blog Hop.   My fellow CM Advisors and I are sharing some ideas and inspiration featuring the new Year to Remember collection designed to make recording and remember the year a breeze!  If you’re hopping in order you’ve arrived from Stefani’s blog and at the end of my post I’ll send you on your way to Noreen’s blog.  Be sure to visit each blog and finish up on the CM Blog.  If you leave a comment you’ll be eligible to win a fantastic prize bundle! (More info, including the complete list of Blog Hop stops, is at the bottom of this post.)ADV-YTRMeme

Year to Remember by Creative Memories

As usual, Creative Memories has come up with a fun way to help us save our memories while also saving us time!  Each piece of CM printed paper is double sided and in the Year to Remember collection the pages with a calendar grid on one side have a fun pattern on the other! backfront
This is one of those paper packs that I buy two at a time – because I can’t decide which side to use!  (Who am I kidding – I’m like that with all the CM paper packs!)

Perpetual Year to Remember Journal/Calendar  Perpetual Calendar  - Year to Remember by Creative Memories
I have seen a few projects like this and always thought I’d make a version “one day.”  When I saw the new Year to Remember items by Creative Memories I knew they were perfect for this!

The idea for this project is to record a brief note each day on an index card and then move that day’s card to the back, and then do the same for the next day.  Then repeat, repeat, repeat throughout the years.  I think this will be a really fun way to look back at some of the happenings that might not make it in to our scrapbooks but I still want to remember.

That cute ceramic berry basket that holds the cards was bought at Kohl’s a bit ago.  I don’t know if they still have it in the stores but you can find it online.  You could use any type of container you want for this project. A simple cardboard box could be fancied up with patterned paper and then everything would coordinate.  I think it would be easiest to find something that the index cards fit in but if you find, like I did, that the cards need trimming, that doesn’t take too long.  I trimmed a bit from 4x6 index cards but, again, you could use whatever size you like.

Using a date stamp I added each day of the year (don’t forgeth February 29th!) to an index card. If you don’t have a date stamp you could print the dates off on your computer and then cut them out & adhere to the cards, or you could handwrite the dates. 

I’m adding birthdays, anniversarys, holidays & other special days to the cards and a sticker, too. Perpetual Calendar  - Year to Remember by Creative Memories
(The date stamp I used is similar to this one.  If you go this route be sure that your stamp has a blank option for the year.  If not you could stamp at the edge of your index card with scrap paper underneath, making sure the year stamps off the index card onto the scrap paper.)

You could also use stickers from the Monthly Sticker Pack when it’s released. So many fun options!! Year to Remember by Creative Memories

For the monthly dividers I added some paper from the Year to Remember paper pack to one of the index cards I trimmed and added coordinating embellishments and stickers, keeping the same basic design for each one.

(July – Dec. embellishments will be released this summer.)

The die-cut shapes with the months printed on them make perfect tabs for the dividers.  I staggered them so they will be easier to see. 013c67edafe4504ee1d9299ba16f261f8d9b974d83 (2)

I used the Shape Maker System with the Square Cartridge to create a backround for the square stickers and numbered embellshment,  giving it a little lift with Foam Squares (now a permanent addition to the CM product line!!!)019985967bd5035a204b9f872d052dd91ae7779efe

What could you do with the Year to Remember collection?
Be sure to leave a comment on the Creative Memories Blog about how you’d use these products and you’ll be eligible to win the whole collection!!
Thank you, Creative Memories!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Your next stop is Noreen’s blog.  Be sure to visit all the stops on today’s Blog Hop.

Here is the lineup in case you lose your way (it’s easy to do with all of those wonderful ideas!)

CM Year to Remember Blog Hop
Candace Bouldin
Julie Tambrini
Diana Miller Brinsley
Stefani Jones
Lisa Brown Graham <-----You are here!
Noreen Smith
Sarah Fitzgerald
CM Blog <--- Leave a comment to win a prize!!

Please contact your Creative Memories Advisor to purchase the Year to Remember collection or any other CM products.
If you don't already have a Creative Memories Advisor, I’m happy to help! 

You can find more information about the Creative Memories products used in this project on my CM Advisor site at 
or if you’d like to contact me directly you can do that by clicking on the “Email me” link at the top of this page.

How would you like to get a discount on all CM products?  15 years ago (this month!) I joined CM to do just that and I’ve not only enjoyed that benefit (immensly!!)  but I’ve gotten so much more…simply because I’ve shared something I loveRed heart  
It’s never been a better time to team up with CM and become an Advisor.  For only $49 a year you’ll earn profit on all product bought/sold AND be a part of a fantastic company with wonderful products and support! 
PLUS you will get this exclusive punch when you join this month! You’ll find more info in this blog post.

I hope you enjoyed this CM Blog Hop! If you missed any of the earlier CM Blog Hops you can find them by clicking on “Blog Hop” in the labels section of my blog on the right side of the page!


  1. When I opened this embellishment pack, I kinda scratched my head and was like, "What are these numbered banners for?" Duh! Thanks for revealing their use to me!!

  2. So cute...I'd love to keep one of these on my desk!

  3. This is such a cute ideas! <3 this is a great way to journal your memories.

  4. So that's what those numbered banners are for!! Very cute idea! Love it!

  5. My group was just talking about the need for perpetual calendars. They're going to want to make these. Love the simplicity & usefulness. Thanks Lisa!