Mi Amor 2 for 1 Borders, Part 1

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2 for 1 is always a great thing, right? How about this: Start by creating a dozen borders using the Mi Amor collection. Then cut them apart and use one set to decorate an 8×8 Album for your sweetheart and the other set to make a dozen Valentine greeting cards.

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Digital – Christmas Past Tags

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I love my digital scrapbooking content around special occasions because I can personalize, gifts, cards, invites, decorations, tags and more!  Just wanted to share an idea to make your own tags for your Christmas gifts.  The Christmas Past Collection is perfect for making tags!

I started with an 8 x 10 blank page and made 13 – 2 x 3 photo holders.

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Christmas Past Scrapbooking Sampler

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Here’s a project that will help you kick-start your holiday decorating.  This sampler made with our beautiful Christmas Past Collection and Gold Shimmer Cardstock evokes the warm cozy feelings of being”home for the holidays”.

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You can use the sampler with an easel on your mantle as I did, or it would also be great on your old Creative Memories Everyday Display.  After the holidays are over, use the sampler as a title page for your annual Christmas album or cut it apart into three vertical panels to use as borders on scrapbook pages.

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Simple DIY Christmas Tree Ornaments!

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Decorating for the holidays is my absolute favourite thing to do as soon as the snow flies (and we had our first dusting this past weekend!). All the beautiful colours, that take over the whole house just transforms this time of the year.

Today I’d love to share with you two super simple ways to make your own Christmas tree ornaments this holiday season while reminiscing about memories made during holidays past!

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Instagram Brag Book

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Natural Elegance is such a beautiful scrapbooking product collection. The colours are incredible and the variety of papers in the paper pack are fantastic! It is definitely the perfect collection to use for a wedding project. What happens when you don’t have a wedding project to work on but you’re dying to play with it anyway? Not to worry – let me share with you how you can make the perfect little brag book to showcase your Instagram photos, along with a few of your scrapbooking tools!

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December Diary: Scrapbook Your Memories and Traditions

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December is a BIG month in so many ways.  For most of the month much of North America celebrates the holiday season.  The memories and traditions are different for each of us. Some of us drink eggnog, while others sip hot chocolate by the fire while singing Christmas carols with the family.

How would you like to capture those memories and traditions this December for your family to look back on for many years to come?

Maybe you bake a certain cookie, in which the recipe was passed down from Aunt Betty, or you hang an ornament on the tree that was given to your grandmother by your grandfather the first year they were married. Documenting those important facts not only benefits you, but the generations to come.  Your family will appreciate those documented tid-bits year after year when you pull out your December Diary to display as part of your holiday decor.

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Home Decor: Create a DIY Rolled Paper Wreath

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When I saw the Painted Harvest Collection I thought of the warmness it exuded.

That warm, fuzzy, comfy feeling of home.

Immediately, I had to create something for my home decor.

I wanted to duplicate the paper wreath in which I created for the current catalog using the Cool Serenity Collection.

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Baking All Dressed Up!

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Today I want to share with you how I took some baking and dressed it up to be an adorable little welcome home gift for my grandmother!

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I absolutely love baking – but the problem is that I’m the only one in my house who really loves eating yummy baked goods. If I bake a cake, it means I’m eating almost a whole cake to my self. So, how I stop myself from eating too many cakes all to myself is I bake cupcakes or split my batter into smaller cake tins so that I can gift some of my baking!

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Virtual Holiday Crop: Challenge 5-Tags

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Here we are–at the end of this wonderfully creative and memorable day!

We have enjoyed every minute here with all of you creative folks!  While you created projects today, we also hope that you made some memories!  I know that we have.

It was our pleasure to visit with you all on the Facebook Event Page–and thanks to each of you for sharing–sharing your creative talents, your special memories, your ideas for great snacks, etc.  We wouldn’t enjoy this day near as much without YOU!

Please help us in planning for our future Virtual Crops by completing a very short survey HERE!

Before we share our final challenge of the day, we would LOVE for you to mark your calendars for January 21, 2017 for the next Virtual Crop! More details to follow!

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Virtual Holiday Crop: Welcome and Challenge-Shaker Card

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Welcome!

We are SOOOO glad that you joined us for the Holiday Virtual Crop!

We have so many ideas that we hope will inspire you today!

Welcome back to those of you who have virtually cropped with us before, and a BIG warm welcome to all you newbies!

If you are new, you might be asking yourself “What is a Virtual Crop, and WHY am I here?” Yesterday’s blog post helps describe the event.

First and foremost—no need to get out of your jammies!  Just make yourself a cup of tea/coffee, grab a few photos, along with some scrappy supplies!  (Oh, and you will DEFINITELY need some chocolate!)

We will be hosting several challenges right here on the blog, and posting to the events page on Facebook!

(Please SAVE all of your scraps—you will need those for the final challenge!)

Please post your completed pages on the Facebook Events Page to qualify for the door prizes that will be given away at the end of each challenge.  Use the hashtag #CMVirtualHolidayCrop.  If you have any questions, just ask in the comments section of each post either here on the blog or on the Facebook Page.

So, let’s get started!

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