Grab your candy corn and costumes, potions and pumpkins, and get ready for a frightfully delightful time — a new pop-up challenge is flying in like a bat on Halloween night! Boo-ya! All you have to do is make a monster of a marvel — a Halloween-themed project or a project with a Halloween-esque detail (more on that below!) — to be entered for a chance to win! So show us your bag of tricks and treats!
And while you’re at it, don’t forget to creep toward the spirited and scrappy 8×8 Custom Paper Album Challenge, too! The deadline for this custom challenge will go to the grave tonight, Oct. 31!
Now, ghouls and goblins, scroll your way to the haunted happening starting TODAY!
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Today we’re giving the green light “Go, go, GO!” — not only for this green scrapbook layout featuring the latest Totally Tonal products, but also for the fact that it could be the project you need to finish your latest album … and accordingly, take on the October Completed Album Challenge!
If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in October, just completed in October), make a short video flipping through each of the pages in your newly completed album. Then, post your video in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag #CompletedOctober2023 for the chance to win!
Continue reading October Completed Album Challenge PLUS A Green Scrapbook Layout
Hey, good lookin’. Whatcha got scrapbookin’?! What has been on your creative to-do list lately? Prepping festive borders? A birthday celebration layout? A two-page spread of everyday moments at home with family? A card to a loved one who could use a smile? No matter the theme, project type or amount of details or decorative elements used, we’re so happy you’re integrating your imagination and innovation! If you need a few more ideas to round out your lovely lineup, then be inspired by these four designs (with general and Christmas designs)!
Continue reading Sketch Round-Up Oct. 8-22
Since early agricultural times, scarecrows were set up to ward off crows, blackbirds, raccoons, deer and other hungry mouths and tricky creatures off crops. Nowadays, people create scarecrows to embrace the autumnal season and are a welcome sign to fall-bulous pleasures such as apple picking, corn mazes, pumpkin carving, hayrides or trick-or-treating. Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu is saying a welcoming “Hey there!” (or rather, “Hay there!”) to the timing of a brisk breeze and autumn leaves with this fall scrapbook layout and the cutest scarecrow design you’ve ever seen!
Continue reading Say “Hay There” To This Fall Scrapbook Layout With A Scarecrow Design
It’s as quintessentially Christmas as gingerbread cookies, stockings on the mantel and twinkling trees — “The Nutcracker!” Local auditoriums and ballet companies all over the world are ready to pointe toward Tchaikovsky’s classic ballet with families planning their annual yuletide pilgrimage to see Clara, the Nutcracker, Mouse King and Sugar Plum Fairy. Well, with a bit of traditional trimmings, blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu was able to create a dazzling Christmas scrapbook layout that will make you want to dance right to Christmas Eve and all the merry magic ahead!
Continue reading Dance Around Classic Christmas Sentiments: Christmas Scrapbook Layout
You can probably guess how the striking sunflower got its name. Well, to put it simply, it’s because the sunflowers move to face the sun (they just can’t get enough of that vitamin D!) and their appearance looks like a sun, too. On a technical level, their scientific name is helianthus — the Greek word “helios” meaning sun and “anthos” which translates to flower. Product Development Creative Manager Noreen Smith saw a golden opportunity to radiate positivity and fun-filled memories with this sunflower themed fall scrapbook layout — it will plant a pretty presence in your album! Harvest it today!
Continue reading Bask In A Gold Opportunity With This Sunflower Themed Fall Scrapbook Layout
Whooo is ready to brew up some wicked-cool projects during the October Virtual Crop?! You’re in for an extra treat for this month’s crop — not only will you get to enjoy the 4 sketch challenges the Home Office team has conjured up, but with the Halloween season upon us, we couldn’t resist adding a spooktacular Custom Paper Album CHALLENGE! Hopefully you’re not a scaredy cat and are ready to take all this on!
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Pour a mug of hot apple cider, don a cable knit sweater and grab a seat in your backyard for the best show of the year — the leaves are changing! From sugar maples to dogwood, sumac and witch hazel, burning bush and ginkgo, autumn is the epic, awesome time for a festival of fiery hues. And today we’re making like a tree and leafin’ it to blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu to inspire leaf peepers and layout enthusiasts to create this fall scrapbook idea!
Continue reading Turn A New Leaf To This Fall Scrapbook Layout
From seasonal outings to celebrations, family-fun moments to festive observances, there’s always something going on in life, right!? But no matter how big or how small, save those sentiments or special times by scrapbooking! Need an idea (or two, or three or four)? Then check out the latest Sketch Round-Up!
Continue reading Sketch Round-Up Sept. 25-Oct. 8
This time of year holds special significance for the CM Team as we bring out the party hats, confetti, balloons and sweet treats (and scrapbooking supplies, of course!) and celebrate NINE years since launching the new CM for Advisors, long-time scrappers, faithful customers, newbies and more!
Getting older means getting better, and our celebration is aged to awesomeness by having gifts for YOU — you can earn an exclusive Sketch Book and Color Wheel Keychain FREE when you spend $100+ US | $120+ CAD | $180+ AUD! Better yet, we’ve sprinkled in a Birthday Week Pop-up Challenge for you to devour, too! And the sketch for this challenge is just 1 from the 101 Scrapbooking Ideas & Sketches + 3 Fast Formulas Book — which means there are 100 other sketches for you to tackle when your free Sketch Book arrives!
So get ready to party hearty (and possibly walk away a winner!) with this birthday scrapbook layout!
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