Creative Memories StoryBook Creator 4.0 – Tips

Resizing Photos and Elements

In StoryBook Creator 4.0 the function to resize your elements is changed to match industry standards for design software: by default the aspect ratio of elements is not locked when resizing the element. To lock the aspect ratio when resizing an element, hold down the Shift key or right-click on the element and select Lock Aspect Ratio. Projects in 3.0 and original elements on 3.0 predesigned pages will continue to function as they were functioning in 3.0.

  • 3.0 project opened in 4.0:All elements that have a locked aspect ratio (default) in 3.0 will maintain the lock when opened in 4.0. New elements/photos added to the pages will NOT have a locked aspect ratio by default.
  • New 4.0 projects using predesigned pages: All elements existing in the original predesigned layout will have a locked aspect ratio. New elements inserted in 4.0 will NOT have a locked aspect ratio by default.
  • New 4.0 projects using a blank template: All elements inserted into the page will NOT have a locked aspect ratio. If you use a predesigned page when changing the page template, original elements on the page will have a locked aspect ratio, but new elements inserted onto the page will NOT have a locked aspect ratio.
  • NOTE: When resizing unflattened photos in 3.0 or 4.0, your photos will be cropped rather than distorted when changing the aspect ratio by resizing.

Auto Save
Use the auto save option to automatically save your changes as you move from page to page. To turn this option on go to Help > Options > Page Editing and select “Auto Save Pages When Switching Pages in a Project.” NOTE: When your file is saved (either using auto save or manual save) and you move to a new page, you will not be able to undo changes made prior to changing the page.

Working with 3.0 projects in StoryBook Creator 4.0
Yes, 3.0 projects will open in 4.0, and they will continue to be saved as 3.0 projects until you save them in 4.0 format (File > Save as > Save project as StoryBook Creator 4.0 project). Note: There are some features and functions, such as adding a page to a project, that cannot be done unless it is in a 4.0 format. You will be prompted to save a project in a 4.0 format when trying to use a feature that requires 4.0. When saved in a 4.0 format, a copy of the project is created and the original 3.0 project remains intact.

New in StoryBook Creator 4.0

  • Improved memory handling, making it faster to move between pages.
  • Quickly change the color scheme of an entire page to coordinate with the colors of your selected element.
  • A new Text Shape feature that allows you to use almost all fonts installed on your computer as an outline for a shape. NOTE: If the font does not supply the required outline information, it will show up as a square when you try to use it for a text shape. Very few fonts do not supply this information.
  • Choose either basic or advanced mode.
  • Open up to three projects at a time, then easily switch between them using tabs at the top of each open project.
  • Several new filters, including Show Edges, Canny Edge, Palletize, Blue and Despeckle.
  • Apply multiple frames and mats by stacking them. Easily sample the frame style and apply it to other photos or make that frame style the default for all photo boxes inserted moving forward.
  • For StoryBooks with a personalized cover option, the cover page appears at the top of the pages panel.
  • If photos are imported from Memory Manager, any journaling in Memory Manager will be available in the properties of the photo in StoryBook Creator.
  • In the Content panel of an open project, you can choose to display papers, embellishments or shapes from ALL art kits/content packages, rather than only being able to see content from one art kit at a time.
  • Ability to add more than two colors to a color gradient.

Using your 3.0 artwork in StoryBook Creator 4.0:
Adding your 3.0 content to StoryBook Creator 4.0 is very simple:

  • In StoryBook Creator 4.0, open Content Manager.
  • Click “Add Folder to Library,” then browse to the location where your content packages are saved.
  • If you have content packages stored in multiple locations, add as many folders as you want, pointing each folder to a different location where your 3.0 content is stored.

try it for FREE for 30 days StoryBook Creator 4.0 


Quelques Sketch pour vous aidez

Voici 2 Sketch pour vous aidez a faire de belle pages et voici 2 pages que j’ai fait avec ces sketchs 🙂

What a difference a year makes (My Girl 2nd Album)

Ingredients (Canadian)

How make it:

  1. Insert page from Decorative click and fill page 12×12 pages14.
  2. From left tab unlock 1st shape from bottom (background)
  3. From Content tab on the right side of your screen, in Delight all dolled up digital addition, select All dolled up page1, Make background
  4. From left tab lock 1st shape from bottom (background)
  5. Select pre-design Shapes from Element tab on the left side of your screen;
    2nd shape (tare rectangle) from Cut&fill tab, on top of screen, click on color and choose a shade of pink;
    3rd shape (wave) from Content tab on the right side of your screen, paper, select All dolled up page 4, fill selected shape;
    4th , 5th and 10th shape (bubble deco) from Cut&fill tab, on top of screen, click on color and choose a shade of pink, then from format tab, click Surface and select lace;
    6th shape (Circle) from Content tab on the right side of your screen, paper, select All dolled up page 3, fill selected shape;
    7th shape
    (rectangle) from Content tab on the right side of your screen, Embellishment select All dolled up pm7, insert to page, rotate 90degrees and resize to replace shape;
    8th shape (zigzage) leave as;
    9th shape (pearl border) from Content tab on the right side of your screen, paper, select All dolled up page 3, fill selected shape;
  6. Rotate 90degrees and place side by side photo boxers, add photos and journaling as desired.
  7. Select all photos, in Format Photos tab, on the top of your screen, click on Mat, click on Change Mat fill, Select a Color, and choose shade of pink
  8. Add Embellishment from Content tab on the right side of your screen; click on Embellishment; Delight All dolled up digital Add. (tiara), (wand), (Flourish and add to it blue, yellow and purple flower), (necklace), (ring) and (LittlePrincess)

Make your own desktop wallpaper

We’ve taken even MORE of our newest designs and created fun, fresh new desktop wallpapers.  They’re absolutely free for you to download and share, so spread the word!

We’ve even added new wallpapers with spots to add your own photos!  StoryBook Creator Plus has been upgraded to allow you to download these wallpapers, add your own photos, and then save them for use as your own customized wallpapers!  (Your software will be automatically upgraded to have this feature – StoryBook Creator Plus automatically checks for updates and downloads them each time you open the software.)

Here are some helpful tips to get you started:

  • To preview a larger version of any wallpaper, simply click the thumbnail image shown.
  • To download a full-sized version of any wallpaper to your computer, right-click the link that matches the screen resolution set for your computer and save it.  Then, click “Start”, “Control Panel”, “Display”, “Desktop”, click “Browse”, then navigate to where you saved the wallpaper file.  Click “Ok” to set the wallpaper. (NOTE: *to determine the resolution you need to download, visit your computer’s control panel and check your display settings within the “Settings” tab.)
  • To customize wallpapers that have spots for photos, download a wallpaper to your computer.  Open StoryBook Creator Plus. Choose “Create a New Project”.  Under the “Desktop Wallpapers” menu selection, choose the screen resolution size that your computer is set to*. Under the “Select a Theme” area, choose “Blank”. Click “Next”.  Name your file, then click “Create”.  In the right menu section, select the “Photos” tab, then click “Get Photos”.  Navigate to the wallpaper file you saved, click on the wallpaper file, then click “Get Selected Photo”. Add this photo(s) to your workspace, then using the resize tool, drag the edges of the wallpaper so they fit within the workspace.  Add your personal photo(s) to the workspace.  Send the photo(s) to the back layer by selecting “Layout” across the top ribbon, then select “Send to back”.  Once you’re happy with the placement of your photo, save the document.  Next, click on “Home” across the top, then under the “Save” icon, activate the pulldown menu and select “Save Pages as.  On the “Save pages” window, browse to the folder you wish to save your wallpaper to, and enter filename in “Start file names with box”.  Make sure these settings are chosen: File Type – “JPG files”, Page range – “Current Page”, Resolution – “Best”, Quality” – “Best”. Click “Save”.  (You may be prompted to agree to a copyright notice.  If so, select “OK”.  Navigate to where you saved the wallpaper file to, then open the file.  Right click on the wallpaper image, then choose “Set as Desktop Background”.  You’re all set!
  • To automatically set a wallpaper as your desktop wallpaper, just click on the resolution size that you need, and when the wallpaper loads on your screen, simply right click it and choose “Set as Background”.

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Holidazzle Scrapbooking Card Idea


White Cardstock
Holidazzle Paper and Photo Mat Pack
Holidazzle ABC &Title Stickers
Holidazzle Epoxy Stickers
Holidazzle Embellishments
Holidazzle Paper Ribbon
Foam Squares

How to Create:
Create card by trimming white cardstock to 8 x 8. Score across middle and fold.

Trim blue snowflake paper to 4 x 4 ½. Adhere to lower part of card. Cover top edge with red paper ribbon.

Cut out three trees from patterned paper. Embellish with epoxy stickers. Use foam squares to adhere tree to top edge of card.
Apply title sticker using foam squares.

Finished Size: 4 x 8

Project Designed by: Lisa Dickinson

Ring up the savings: Jingle Deals just got richer!

Dear Scrapbooking lover,

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  • 12×12 PicFolio Photo Album – Blue (633892)
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Pour Mon ti-homme qui a 6 ans aujourd’hui – Citation pour fête

Pour tes 6 ans
Déjà six ans !  Tu ne perds pas de temps pour grandir, toi !  Que cette sixième fête soit super amusante !
Bonne Fête !

A  B  C  D  E  F  G …
Pour ton anniversaire, il y aura plein à manger !
H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P…
Tellement que tu n’auras plus faim pour souper
Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y et Z
Passe une super bonne journée, de A à Z !

Bonne Fête à un petit garçon Rigolo !
Enfin c’est ta fête !
Du plaisir et des surprises, il y en aura à revendre car avec un petit rigolo comme toi… Oh la la ! on rit et on ne s’ennuie pas !
Bonne Fête

Ce serait pas toi, par hasard, le garçon qui fête ses 6 ans ?
Dépêche-toi de souffler les bougies de ton gâteau !  J’ai hâte d’en avoir un morceau !

C’est une journée pas ordinaire, puisque c’est ta fête…  On te souhaite énormément de plaisir et beaucoup d’amis avec qui t’amuser.
Bonne Fête, p’tit gars!

Christmas Poems for your cards

These quotes have been extracted from famous Christmas poems. There is a touch of love in these mellow words. So, snuggle up by the fireplace and read some great Christmas poems.

Eva K. Logue
A Christmas candle is a lovely thing;
It makes no noise at all,
But softly gives itself away;
While quite unselfish, it grows small.

Martin Luther
Good news from heaven the angels bring,
Glad tidings to the earth they sing:
To us this day a child is given,
To crown us with the joy of heaven.

Emily Matthews
From home to home, and heart to heart, from one place to another
The warmth and joy of Christmas, brings us closer to each other.

Clement C MooreA Visit from St Nicholas
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there

William Shakespeare
At Christmas I no more desire a rose,
Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled shows;
But like of each thing that in season grows.

Christina Rossetti
Love came down at Christmas;
Love all lovely, love divine;
Love was born at Christmas,
Stars and angels gave the sign.

Phillips BrooksO Little Town of Bethlehem
The earth has grown old with its burden of care
But at Christmas it always is young,
The heart of the jewel burns lustrous and fair
And its soul full of music breaks the air,
When the song of angels is sung.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I heard the bells on Christmas Day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet the words repeat
Of peace on Earth, good will to men!

Helen Lowrie Marshall
The merry family gatherings –
The old, the very young;
The strangely lovely way they
Harmonize in carols sung.
For Christmas is tradition time
Traditions that recall
The precious memories down the years,
The sameness of them all.

Sir Walter Scott
Heap on the wood!
The wind is chill;
But let it whistle as it will,
We’ll keep our Christmas merry still.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox
When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow,
We hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago,
And etched on vacant places
Are half-forgotten faces
Of friends we used to cherish,
And loves we used to know.

Sir Walter Scott
A Christmas gambol oft could cheer
The poor man’s heart through half the year.

Christina Rosetti
Christmas hath a darkness;
Brighter than the blazing noon;
Christmas hath a chillness
Warmer than the heat of June,
Christmas hath a beauty
Lovelier than the world can show:
For Christmas bringeth Jesus,
Brought for us so low.

Des pensées pour vos cartes de Noël

Joyeux Noël
Meilleurs Voeux pour un Noël plein de joie et de bonheur.


Joyeux Noël
Que le bonheur soit avec vous pendant Noël et pour toujours!


Joyeux Noël
Noël nous réserve tous des surprises de toutes sortes: que ce soit des paroles douces, ou des amis à la porte; une belle soirée tranquille, ou de beaux cadeaux utiles. Que ce Noël soit rempli de joie!
Meilleurs Voeux!


Bonne Année
Que vous souhaiter de mieux que: Dans votre vie: la santé, dans vos affaires: la prospérité, et beaucoup d’amour tout au long de cette Nouvelle Année


Que la joie soit complète en cette heureuse Saison des Fêtes


Que la paix et la joie de Noël vivent en vos coeurs pendant toute l’année


Voeux de Bonheur pour un Joyeux Noël


Voeux de bonheur, de gaieté, pour ce Noël et toute l’année


À Ma Chérie un message pour Noël
Les moments où l’on est heureux à deux sont ceux dont on voudrait se rappeler à tout jamais. (Colette Dupas)
J’aime me rappeler nos longues soirées d’hiver, j’aime me rappeler nos petits matins clairs, j’aime me rappeler ces minutes d’intensité faites de rires et de gaieté ou de tendre gravité. J’aime me rappeler nos folles nuits de sortie, j’aime me rappeler nos paisibles après-midi, et je veux t’exprimer ici combien j’apprécie chacun des moments que nous avons partagés.
Joyeux Noël!


L’amitié ne naît pas comme ça, tout simplement du jour au lendemain sans qu’on n’ait besoin d’y investir un peu de soi. En réalité, il faut y mettre de la confiance pour l’apprivoiser, du temps bien entendu pour la fortifier et de la disponibilité en plus, afin de lui permettre de s’épanouir pleinement et de se développer également.
Puissent ces voeux témoigner de cette belle amitié et contribuer un peu à agrémenter la journée.
Joyeux Noël!


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