Weekly Sketch Round-Up Nov. 23-27

It was Thanksgiving in the U.S. on Thursday, which meant Home Office was closed and we didn’t post a sketch on our Instagram that day, so today’s Weekly Sketch Round-Up will be one sketch shorter than usual. However, we wanted to make this up for all you scrappers by providing a two-page spread sketch for EVERY post! (Talk about a fabulous creative feast!) Let’s not waste any more time — here’s your Weekly Sketch Round-Up!

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Gobble Up Some Fun With The Turkey Scrapbook Layout

Special festive events, from Thanksgiving to “Friendsgiving,” Christmas and New Year’s (and all observances in between), have looked a bit different this year. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little creative fun within your craft room! If you’re looking for a project to feast upon, then blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu has you covered with a layout that’s stuffed with cuteness — check out this turkey scrapbook layout!

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These DIY Advent Calendars Are a Creative Countdown

The yuletide season is right around the corner, which means we’re gearing up with anticipation to the countdown to Christmas! Have you ever used an Advent calendar to count down the days until Christmas morning? Blog contributors Sachiyo Omitsu and Erica Kelley decided to create some DIY Advent calendars for their families this year — check it out!

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Weekly Sketch Round-Up Nov. 16-20

How does your to-do list look for the week ahead? Perhaps you have a few errands to run or you need to prep and decorate your house for the upcoming festive season… and how about some time slotted to create four beautiful layouts? Let’s cue into that last to-do task, for we have a bounty great sketches for you to try out! Learn all about them in today’s Weekly Sketch Round-Up!

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

Welcome to the November Virtual Crop: Digital Edition! First, let’s walk through an overview of the event, which runs Friday, Nov. 20, at 9am CT through Sunday at 11:59pm CT on the Creative Memories Virtual Crop Facebook Group (click here to join).

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Adorn Your Home With These Autumnal DIY Paper Pumpkin Garlands

Pumpkins are a symbol of fall — we can bake them, carve them and perhaps get a whiff of them in a scented candle. You can also decorate with them… in garland form! (Yes, really!) Blog contributor Tina Kistinger was feeling the DIY spirit, so she created these DIY paper pumpkin garlands that will make your home look gourd-geous and festive. Check it out below!

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Get a Thrill for Some Frills With These Ruffle Scrapbook Borders

Truth is, some of our best ideas come to us when we are playing around and testing out tools, papers, new techniques and more. For instance, the Ruffle Trim Border Maker Cartridge — sure, it creates a beautiful, continuous ruffle border design, but as blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu found out, there are newfangled ways to fiddle with frills to create something innovative! (Hint: Sachiyo cued into a familiar fairy tale for one of her two ruffled borders as you’ll see below!) Give both of these ruffle scrapbook borders a go… and think of how you’d think outside the box with the Ruffle Trim Border Maker Cartridge!

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Weekly Sketch Round-Up Nov. 9-13

Well, with the November Virtual Crop coming to a close, you’ve had oodles of scrapbooking projects to try out and be creative with! However, let’s be honest — we know the crafting appetite is never fully curbed! That’s why we have four wondrous projects from our Instagram to show you — it’s time for the Weekly Sketch Round-Up!

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Win Your Choice of a Cheers or Love Each Other 2 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #6

Saturday, Nov. 14: 1pm CT

Oh my goodness — it’s already time for the final Virtual Crop challenge of November! Although this is the last challenge (until our December Virtual Crop!), you have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit all your layouts. Let’s end on the best note possible — it’s time for Challenge #6!

For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here.

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Win a Winter Woods Prize Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5

Saturday, Nov. 14: 11am, 1pm CT

You continue to inspire us with your dynamic designs! You’ve all created some amazing projects so far, and we can’t wait to see what you’re able to do with Challenge #5! Let’s get to it, shall we?

For a refresher on VC instructions, get the 411 on Virtual Crops here.

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