Win Your Choice of Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1

Friday, Oct. 8: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Oct. 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT

The second weekend of the month means another Virtual Crop is going to commence… actually, right now! Here we go with the October Virtual Crop and Challenge #1 — have fun!

If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops in this blog postincluding how to participate (in our Virtual Crop Facebook Group)supplies you’ll needexamples of challenges, the types of prizes and more.

Continue reading Win Your Choice of Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1

Sketch Round-Up Sept. 20-Oct. 3

Have a bit of scrapper’s block? (It happens to all of us, and that is A-OK!) Sometimes, looking at a scrapbook sketch can help spark some inspiration! The daily ideas posted on the blog help give exact measurements and where to place elements so you can spend your valuable time doing the fun part — making it your own and having your special moments shine! You are the author and artist of your memories. Get ready, get set and let your innovation have a grand ol’ time! It’s time for the Sketch Round-Up!

Continue reading Sketch Round-Up Sept. 20-Oct. 3

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!

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

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!

Continue reading Feel the Flower Power With This Sunflower Scrapbook Layout

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!

Continue reading Strap on Style With This Overalls Scrapbook Layout

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!

Continue reading Sketch Round-Up Sept. 6-19

Prepare for World Cardmaking Day: #CardBONUS Sketch Challenge

This past weekend was a September to remember — the Worldwide Virtual Crop was a huge success, and that’s all thanks to you and the thousands of crafters from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan! Want to keep the worldwide fun going? Well, you’re in luck, for World Cardmaking Day is the first Saturday of October! And to prepare for this global handicraft happening, we have a #CardBONUS challenge that you can take on in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group!

Check out the SIX sketches below and put your own spin on delightful DIY designs and great greetings for birthdays, anniversaries, the upcoming Christmas season and more (AND tell us who you’ll be sending the card to as well when you post your projects on the Facebook Group!), and you might just be a lucky prize winner!

Continue reading Prepare for World Cardmaking Day: #CardBONUS Sketch Challenge

Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #12

Thank you to everyone who participated in the September Worldwide Virtual Crop! We are so inspired by the oodles of layouts you have submitted. Remember, you have until 11:59pm CT on Sunday to submit your projects. Let’s end this international bonanza on a fabulous note — it’s time for Challenge #12!

Continue reading Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #12

Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #11

Everyone deserves a round of applause — this Worldwide Virtual Crop has been amazing! We hope you have been enjoying the sketch challenges. And if you’re just joining us now, WELCOME! Let’s make these last two challenges count — it’s time to tackle Challenge #11!

Continue reading Worldwide Virtual Crop 2021: Challenge #11