Saturday, April 2, 2011

Creative Memories Spotlight - My Latest "Must Have" product

I have yet to be disappointed in a Creative Memories product after using the company for over 15 years.  Throughout the years, they have come out with all kinds of idea books and binders - all of which I have or have had through the years.  Personally, I am most creative when I can look at someone else's idea and morph it into my own so idea books are a life line for me! 

Recently, I got the Nancy O'Dell Page Planner set as a gift (thanks mom!)  Honestly, when I got it, I was a little doubtful of how I would use it or if it would be useful at all!  Boy, was I wrong!  I was finding that all of my pages where beginning to look the same so I decided to test out this product.  It is fantastic!

First, the Hummingbird Page Planner sells for $28.00.  It comes with 4 templates and an idea book.  The idea book is easy to use and each of the templates are coded with shapes and each side has a code as well so that you can easily match it up with the idea.  The measurements for each open square are printed on the template making it easy to use as well.

Second, is the Page Planner and Idea book (simple name, right!)  It is the came concept as the Hummingbird series and also sells for $28.00.

If you are a traditional scrapbooker, I would highly recommend these products!  (And if you are a frequent shopper you can also earn one or both of these for free! Click HERE for details on that!!)

Here are a couple of pictures of some of my recent pages I've completed using the Hummingbird Page Planner:

Yep, there is a grammatical error - I'd like to say it was on purpose but I happened to be walking past the table the other day and it hit me . . . .it should be Who's in the tub! LOL  That will be fixed before the book is done!
I love the fact that I can lay the template over top of a paper I'm planning on using, like in the first picture, and see what elements of the paper are going to show through before I lay my pictures out.  I also really like that I can space out writing and stickers, as shown in the second photo, and see how it will correspond with the photos as well.

So, add this to your wish list or pick a set or two up today!  I was at a crop recently and shared my templates with two others to try out - the both ordered both sets that day from the consultant hosting the crop because they loved them so much. 

I hope you enjoy this product as much as I do! 

Also - don't forget to order your National Scrapbook Day items soon - you can find them HERE.  With April here, it won't surprise me at all to see some of these products sell out in the next few weeks!!

As always, feel free to check out all of our products at my Website