Border Maker Magic

Hi there

As I promised a couple of days ago I said I would post some more of my son’s album that I have been completing but out of respect for the people in Boston I decided to leave it yesterday.  All my thoughts are with those affected by this tragedy.  Even though I live in New Zealand these events still have quite an impact on us.

I am really loving using the Border Maker system and the cartridges.  In this page I have used the picket fence and twinkle chain border and as you can see I do not throw anything away.  I have used the thin strip of card left over from using the twinkle chain cartridge to glue a thin strip of card down the edge of the picket fence.  The yellow has worked beautifully with the outfit that James is wearing as well as the play gym he is playing with. The blank pages I use are a great background without using a lot of cardstock or paper which can be cost effective and allow the packs to last a lot longer.  I have used the sentiments from the Rugged range as well as I can’t seem to have blank spaces somehow!?!  I am working on this all the time and I will get better.

CM layout using Border Maker cartridges


Materials used:

Creative Memories Cardstock – Yellow

Creative Memories Cardstock – Cloud

Creative Memories Border Maker – Twinkle Chain and Picket Fence cartridges

Rugged Title stickers

Rugged Baby Boy Additions – sticker

ABC Monograms Swirly – Black

Happy Scrapping and keep safe



Easy scrapbooking

Welcome back.

This week I have a very easy page.  Scrapbooking does not have to be difficult and take ages to do.  I have been doing a 8 x 8 album for my son’s baby album.  I have used an 8 x 8 scrapbook album kit, Rugged Baby Boy, from Creative Memories and it has been very quick to complete as the pages are beautiful and do not need much embellishments at all.

Sleeping baby boy

For this page I have just added a title sticker to the page and matted the photo on a StoryBox photo mat.

So cute in yellow

Here I have just added a photo mat as the paper has a pattern on it and I did not think it need more embellishments.

My plan this year is to complete a 12 x 12 album for James so will spend the holidays sorting his photos out in order.  I have decided on the Rugged Power Palette Range as the colours work in well with James and the colours in his photos.   So this should keep me busy for the next few months.  The bigger pages should give me more scope to add more embellishments and photos.

I will keep you posted.

Happy Scrapping