Toil & Trouble–MEOW!

Hello friends! When I first saw the Toil & Trouble collection, I smiled because it is too cute for words! And the patterns are so versatile. You can create Halloween, Kitty, or any other everyday layout using this collection!

I will admit, I immediately thought about using this collection to scrapbook my cats, not Halloween. That “meow” washi tape and adorable kitty cat stickers were just calling my name. I couldn’t help it. Let’s not even go into the fact that it has teal and black and white polka dots and triangles… Literally, I could go into all kinds of favorites with this collection.

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3 Free Wallpapers – Countryside Comfort

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Scoop up a double serving of homey memories with the Countryside Comfort cell phone wallpapers that are inspired by the fabrics that have warmed your heart for years. Now you can enjoy this beautiful collection in your scrapbooks and in your pocket.

Download your favorites below, and if you don’t see your phone listed in the options, try on a size and see if it fits. We bet that you’ll find one that works.

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3 Ways To Use Washi Tape

Washi Tape.

Woohoo.  WASHI TAPE!

It is now part of the Creative Memories line.

Our first offering is part of our Toil & Trouble Collection.  Although it might be included in the Halloween line, the designs are in no way themed for the holiday.  The colors are bright and can be added to any card flaps to put a finishing touch on your mail.

In fact, add washi tape to ANYTHING for fun!  Why not, when you have 26.2 feet on each roll?  That means you get over 104 feet between these four rolls.

Most importantly it is photo-safe!

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Challenge 6: Virtual Crop

Have you had so much fun that you want to keep scrapbooking?

We have just the answer for you!  A CROPTOBERFEST EVENT!

This fall, many of our Advisors are hosting events around the country.  To find an event near you, please click below:

Our Advisors have wonderful EXCLUSIVE products to offer for these events, and they would love to have you as a guest.

Make sure to add Saturday November 11th to your calendar for the next Virtual Crop!  RSVP to the event now, so you don’t forget!

Thank you again for joining us today.  We look forward to seeing you around the CM-World! :)

#croptoberBEST

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Challenge 5: Virtual Crop

Why is it that day’s like today go by so fast?

Are you having FUN?  Have you used a technique on your projects that made you “step out of your box”?

We have had a fabulous group of ladies that contributed to this Virtual Crop, and we would like to thank them for sharing their time and talents with us.  THANK YOU!

Hope you had the opportunity to stop and refuel with some lunch at some point as well.

Let’s face it–we need the fuel (or chocolate) to keep the creativity flowing.

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Challenge 4: Virtual Crop

Happy Saturday!  We are so glad that you are able to join us for the Fall 2017 Virtual Crop!

The skies are gray here in Central Minnesota, and we are supposed to have a fall-like day here! The air is crisp and the leaves are changing (some are even falling already).  What a great day to open the window, take in the fresh air, and scrap the day away.

Got your coffee?  (….and M&M’s?)  I can’t scrap without those 2 basics.   What about you?  What is your go-to scrapping snack?

Did you get a chance to join us last night to create a couple of projects?

Let’s not waste any time, and get things rolling right away.

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Challenge 3: Virtual Crop

Let’s wrap up the day by changing gears a little.

Let’s create a card.

You may only be a scrapbooker, but have lots of scraps left over from your layouts.  This is the perfect way to use up those scraps.

Create a card of any theme, and you will be ahead of the game the next time you are looking for a card to mail out to a loved one, or attach to a gift you are giving.

Your card recipient will feel special getting a homemade card from you.

So, if you are not a card-maker, I challenge you to try it.  If you are a card-maker—create away!

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Welcome & Challenge 1: Virtual Crop

Welcome Everyone!

We are so glad that you have joined us for our Fall/September Virtual Crop!

If you haven’t already, you will want to join us right on our Facebook Event Page!

If you have not RSVP’d saying that you will join us — you can do so now!

Here are some tips to best prepare for this event:

Gather some photos and scrappy supplies, get comfy clothes (or jammies) on, and crop the afternoon and evening today,  and tomorrow- away with us from the comfort of your home.

We will host several challenges throughout the next 24 hours from our Facebook Event Page to inspire you (all Central Time): 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm; and tomorrow at 9am, 11am, and 1pm.

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Family Fun with Countryside Comfort

I love family time.  It is the best warm and fuzzy feeling there is.  I am sure that you have seen these family photos of mine on many projects, but let me share the story.

It was a fall day in 2011.  My oldest son was a senior in high school.  This mamma bear was on a mission to have fun family photos taken before the birdie left the nest.  At this point my boys were so tired of me sticking a camera in their face, so I was feeling “iffy” about how the day might go.

To my surprise, it was the funnest day our family had had in a long time.  We smiled, and laughed, and were just plain silly.  So, if you have seen some of the silly ones—this is why. We actually got in the car to head home, and they both commented about how much FUN that photo shoot was.

So, find yourself a FUN-loving photographer who will let your family be yourselves—-and capture those memories…..before the nest is empty.

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