Creative Memories: Project Center

Creative Memories is a website where you can get ideas for creating photo albums, scrapbooks or cards, and actually lay out your designs. This is a free tool that allows you to layout your pictures, add borders and clipart. This tool is easy to use and even beginners will be able to quickly catch on to this system.

Finding a Template

The first step to using this program is to find a template that best fits your project. To do this, you can select a template from the available themes. Some of these themes are Kids, Family and Friends, Heritage, Love, Seasonal and Sports.

Or, you can search by keywords within the search box, which is located on the left-hand side of the page. When you find a theme that you like, select it, and this will take you to the screen where you can start adding your pictures.

Adding Pictures

Each theme comes with places where you can import your pictures. Generally, these areas are blank, but they already have a frame around them. This frame will encircle your photo when you add it. You may have to crop some of your pictures so that they better fit the frame. And, you should make sure that you only place vertical or horizontal pictures in frames that correspond to that layout. Add all of your pictures and save your project.

Ordering Your Project

If you wish to have the company make your project, then you will have to pay for it. Prices vary depending on the project. For example, an 11 by 14 photo album costs $44 (as of 2010). But, the project will be delivered to you or the person to whom you are giving it.