Win Custom Products — September Virtual Crop: Digital Edition Challenges!

Welcome to the September Virtual Crop: Digital Edition! It’s going to be so much fun creating together, and you’ll have the opportunity to WIN a Custom Album Cover, Custom Refill Pages OR a COMPLETE Custom Album! The event will run from now through Sunday at 11:59pm CT in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group (click here to join), and you’ll get to:

  • Learn how to create digital scrapbook products on the Creative Memories website — no additional software is needed!
  • Enjoy elevated support from our team as we’re available to answer your questions. Digital first-timers, this is a great event for you!
  • Have FUN connecting with other digital croppers.

Sound like fun?! Let’s get started!

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Feel the Flower Power With This Sunflower Scrapbook Layout

Did you know that the National Garden Bureau designated 2021 as the “Year of the Sunflower?!” On that note, here at CM, sunflowers are the main design factor for many aspects of the Croptoberfest 2021 collection! It’s hard to not love these brilliant blooms — they radiate a cheeriness and positivity and they grow strong and tall. Sunflowers earned their common name because their big, joyful heads follow the movement of the sun across the sky easy to west, and then returns at night to face the east, ready again for the morning sun (aka, heliotropic). Turn your direction to sunflowers this autumn — from the massive meadows, pretty pastures and fertile fields — and partake in some bloomin’ photo ops. And after — make this sunflowers scrapbook layout!

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Lay Your Memories on the Line: 8×8 Scrapbook Layouts

8x8s really are great, especially when you use the 8×8 Line It Up Recipe Template! Yes, they are a bit smaller than a regular 12×12 template or page, but that doesn’t mean you can’t pack a full page of stories and fun! Speaking of 8x8s, have you placed your orders for the latest-and-greatest (and totally stunning!) 8×8 albums? Your 8×8 scrapbook layouts will be a perfect fit inside these beauties.

Check out how you can use the 8×8 Line It Up Recipe Template to make bold projects… no matter how you turn it!

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Strap on Style With This Overalls Scrapbook Layout

Overalls — a classic and timeless staple that has transcended time and generations, from their original roots as durable adult workwear (hardworking farmers, railroad workers and fisherpeople) to free-spirited folks with a bit of bell-bottom flair, nostalgic memories as a kiddo running around the backyard or even the primetime of the hip-hop ‘90s scene with only one strap fastened. No matter the era, overalls are still trendy and remain a mainstay! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu was reminiscing on a memory featuring this one-piece outfit, which made way for this fashion statement — an overalls scrapbook layout!

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Bask in a Field of Sunflower Crafts: Scrapbook Borders and DIY Card

Sunflowers — a welcoming sight in gardens and fields, greeting the world with their brilliant sunrays petals, whether they’re big and bright yellow blooms or shades of light pink, chocolate brown, two-tone burgundy and purple. And these basking and stately flowers have inspired a plethora of creative people — Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh, English poet William Blake, actress Helen Mirren… and so many more! In fact, these happy flowers have planted their presence onto the CM lineup not only in the Croptoberfest 2021 collection, but also with the recently launched Sunflower Vine Border Punch! (Hint: And it also goes great with the It’s Fall, Y’all collection, too, like in the examples below!) Water your creativity and bloom forth these sunflower crafts — two scrapbook borders and a DIY card — today! 

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Sketch Round-Up Sept. 6-19

Coming off of last weekend’s Worldwide Virtual Crop, we can definitely say a lot of lovely layouts, pretty projects and brilliant beauties were made! (Kudos to you!) But even when these sketch challenges are completed and posted (psst, scroll through the Virtual Crop Facebook Group to see all the awesome projects that crafters like you submitted!), inspiration and innovation are always at your fingertips! Case and point — the Sketch Round-Up! In fact, we have four sketches to show to you that we hope you create AND make your own! Enjoy, scrappers!

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Portray Pink Power: Breast Cancer Scrapbook Layout

In 2020 alone, there were 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer, and approximately 0.5-1% of breast cancer occurs in men, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In respect to the brave patients, strong survivors and loved ones we have lost, as well as the steadfast support of friends, family and caregivers along this journey, there is now the Powerful & Pink Theme Pack to observe the day-to-day fight and encouragement. And with next month being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, portray a little extra power, inspiration and tribute to those affected with this breast cancer scrapbook layout. Fight on!

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Layer on The Long Sleeves and Autumn Leaves With This Fall Scrapbook Layout

Autumn surely puts a spring in many people’s step… or should we say, crackles in our step due to walking on those crunchy fallen leaves! And as the weather and leaves begin to change, our wardrobes begin to warm up — comfy knitwear, denim, scarves and boots, just to name a few. This fresh crop of layered opportunities can also make its way to scrapbooking! It’s true! See for yourself how you can layer on the comfy vibes with this fall scrapbook layout!

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Cast a Witch-CRAFTY Spell With This Halloween Scrapbook Layout

Calling all witches and wizards, ghouls and goblins… the spookiest month of the year is creeping upon us, which means Halloween is knocking at our door! And the newest Full Moon Fun collection is all treats, not tricks, to celebrate your memories of Halloween parties, carving pumpkins, trick-or-treating (and the either love-it or hate-it candy corn!), scary-movie sleepovers, hayrides and other autumn memories you want to fl-haunt. Let’s get into the spooky spirit by saying boo-ya to this Halloween scrapbook layout!

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Headline Your Happy Days: Fall Scrapbook Layout With Letter Stickers

Just like the title of a book when you peruse a bookstore or library, titles upon scrapbooking pages set to capture the interest of those about to view the folio. Scrapbook titles are an entry point to the story and theme. It draws the person in to your photographic memories. And if you’re wanting to add a finishing touch of title work to your layouts, then the ABC/123 Stickers Buffet is your starting point to label your layouts!

From now until the 21st of September (or while supplies last), you can purchase limited-edition Serif ABC/123 Sticker Packs AND have the opportunity to earn exclusive Arcs & Wave Titletopias and Micro Sparkle Serif ABC/123 Sticker Packs.

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