Dorothy was spot-on: There’s no place like home. Sure, when you look at it from the outside, a home is just a “house.” A building of bricks and wood. Maybe a yard. But a home is more than that — it’s a place to build and craft memories with family, friends and furry acquaintances over time. It’s a feeling of love, comfort, happiness and care. But no matter what or where you call home, this farmhouse chic scrapbook spread is set to construct a solid foundation for your at-home memories!Continue reading Pay Homage to the Comforts of Home With This Farmhouse Chic Scrapbook Spread
Meatless Monday, Taco Tuesday, Fish Fridays. Grandma longing over her soul-warming chicken noodle soup to a kitchen novice baking a chocolate cake for the first time. No matter the meal or level of cookery and skills, being in the kitchen can dish out a ton of fun and smile-worthy memories (and hopefully some pretty tasty food, too)! Ready to whisk into action, work up a creative appetite and serve up a two-page layout? Then check out this family scrapbook spread — it’s a feast for the eyes!Continue reading Cook Up Creativity With This Family Scrapbook Spread
The relationship between horses and humans has existed for centuries. Horses have helped plow fields, hauled goods, carried soldiers into battle and trotted adventurers into unknown lands. Many parts of the advancement of life was built on the backs of horses. And to this day, horses still rein as essential powerhouses in many industries, from recreation to diligent duty on ranches and farms. Want to pay homage to these hoofed herbivores? Then check out how CM’s Horse Punch becomes the mane attraction with these horse scrapbook borders, including two horse scrapbook borders and a DIY horse card! Giddy-up!Continue reading Gallop Great Detail With These Horse Scrapbook Projects
In observance of Earth Day, this is a great time to remember that we all share the responsibility of protecting the environment so we can pass down a habitable home for the generations to come. In today’s blog post, you’ll learn about the efforts CM is taking to reduce our carbon footprint, you’ll get info on which of our products are recyclable AND you’ll get eco-friendly tips from some of our Advisors!
And that’s not all — you’ll want to join us on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group today to take on our #EarthDayBONUS challenge! It includes 3 sketches you can create using paper scraps of different sizes. Use your scraps to create the challenge(s) for the chance to win YOUR CHOICE of 1 paper pack + 1 sticker pack + 1 mat pack!
So without further ado, let’s get to it!Continue reading Eco-Friendly Initiatives & an #EarthDayBONUS Challenge
Parks, beaches, gardens, backyards, lakes, streams, nature trails… different aspects of the great outdoors can be canvases for exploration, imagination and play (for both children and adults)! And after all that fresh air fun, you’re going to need a canvas to showcase the sunshine and smiles, which is where this spring scrapbook layout come in! What outdoorsy wonders would you highlight?Continue reading This Spring Scrapbook Layout Is a Breath of Fresh Air Fun
The latest and greatest promo that just launched today really packs a punch… literally! For a limited time, you can earn up to TWO exclusive border punches, the Alpine Mountains Border Punch and/or the Wheatfield Border Punch, for FREE with qualifying orders on the CM website. (Woot, woot!) And while you wait for your outdoorsy free punch(es) to arrive, we’re going to show you not two, not three but FOUR scrapbook punch projects that have been created with these limited-time items so you can see them in crafting action — pump up your punch game and check them out now!Continue reading Border Punches Promo: Add Dynamic Dimension With These Scrapbook Punch Projects
Wow. We’re already four months into 2021… but what sorts of layouts, cards, borders and other projects have you created in that timeframe? (Please make sure to let us know — we want to see what you’ve been up to!) Well, if you’re yearning to do some learning, the blog is a great place to see fresh, fun and fantastic new ideas to stimulate your creativity all year round. In fact, here’s a jam-packed Sketch Round-Up of some recent beauties — six layouts, in fact! Check them out below and let loose your creativity!Continue reading Sketch Round-Up March 29-April 18
With everything going on in the world this past year, many of us have found ourselves spending a lot more time at home. Perhaps you’ve picked up a new hobby or expanded on a current one, whether it would be gardening, scrapbooking, making music, sewing, woodworking and more! Many schools have gone from in-person learning to virtual sessions, and even a hybrid of the two. Maybe you’ve found yourself around the kitchen table more or taught your kids some cooking and baking tips. Video calls graciously give us the ability family, friends and co-workers from the comfort of home. And in light of these times, people have pushed through and found ways to connect with one another… determined to still make memories. And that’s just what blog contributor Noreen Smith did with her COVID-19 scrapbook layout by gridding some at-home memories with the Staycation collection! What memories have you had within the walls of your home this past year?Continue reading Grid Homey Memories With This COVID-19 Scrapbook Layout
Family is everything. They’re the ones (whether by blood or not) who have your back and pick you up when you need support, the companions who love you no matter what, the folks who cheer you on as you celebrate successes in life and the people who laugh with you and strive to see you smile. And when you want to give a shout-out to those who are near and dear to your heart, this family scrapbook layout will surely wrap up these special sentiments with its comforting-meets-charming allure.Continue reading Boast a Beautiful Bond With This Family Scrapbook Layout
Many people cannot wait for spring to arrive. The Earth, on its seasonal trek, leans in closer to the sun and brings bouts of warmer weather, verdant grass, budding blooms and a chorus of chirping birds! And this springtime sensation, migration and nesting of birds is the perfect time to do some bird watching (and perhaps learning a bit about the feathered fowls that live in your area!). Just ask blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu — her and her family have been admiring recent winged additions that have called their front porch home, tweet home! Take a look at this birdhouse scrapbook layout and try it out for yourself!