Digital – Mi Amor Kit

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The Digital Mi Amor kit isn’t just for Valentines!  It can be used for many different themed photos throughout the year, love, wedding, couples, travel, prom and VALENTINES!

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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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Virtual Crop: Welcome/Challenge 1-Sketch

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Welcome!

We are SOOOO glad that you joined us for the September 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?”

Let me help answer that!

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 post your completed pages on the Facebook Events Page to qualify for the door prizes that will be given away throughout the day.  If you have any questions, just ask in the comments section of each post either here on the blog or on the Facebook Page.

We are thrilled to share with you—that we are offering for the first time ever a Virtual Crop Special!  If you place a $25 order today during the Virtual Crop (9am-6pm CST), you will get $10 off your purchase!  So, if you have had a few things on your wish list, today is the day to fill the cart!  Who doesn’t love a FREE $10?  Happy Shopping! Make sure you use the code:  SEPTCROP10

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Circle Weave Border Maker Cartridge Scrapbooking Ideas

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Playing around with the new Circle Weave Border Maker Cartridge, I discovered it can create some versatile looks. I love how it plays off of the Lace Flower Chain and Chevron shapes, too. For these borders, I tried it out using several of my favorite Collections: Fall In, Fresh Picks, Cool Serenity and Natural Elegance Wedding.

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Basic to Dressy Natural Elegance Fast2Fab Scrapbook Page Ideas

I love it that I can create an entire scrapbook album in just a few hours with Creative Memories Fast2Fab Predesigned Albums. I just adhere my photos to the pages, add some journaling and that’s it! It’s great when I want to finish an album quickly. The cool thing is that there are coordinating embellishments, stickers and papers available when I want to dress my pages up. Today I’m going to share two scrapbook layouts from the Natural Elegance Fast2Fab album with you. One basic layout and one dressed up version.

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One Memory, Three Ways – Wedding Edition!

Whether you are a simple scrapper, a pocket scrapper or a decorative scrapper, the beautiful Natural Elegance Collection will help you create gorgeous layouts that effortlessly highlight your wedding photos! I used the lovely papers, sticker, embellishments and slide-in cards from the collection with my own wedding photos to create an almost instant “naked” page on the beloved Black Scrapbook Pages, a slide-in page using the versatile Multi-Pocket Pages and a more traditional layout where I got to have fun with layering decorative papers & borders and making embellishments clusters.

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Create The Perfect Wedding Guest Book With Creative Memories’ Natural Elegance Fast2Fab Album

With two weddings on my 2017 calendar, I’m already thinking about wedding shower gifts. My standard gift for a bride-to-be is a Creative Memories Fast2Fab album for the newlywed’s wedding and/or honeymoon photos. This time, though, I’m thinking of doing something a little different. Instead of handing each bride-to-be an unfinished scrapbook album, I plan to use their engagement photos to create the perfect wedding guest book. Creative Memories’ Natural Elegance Wedding Collection makes it so easy to create a guest book for your own wedding or to give as a gift.  Here are a few page ideas to get you started:

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Wedding Title Scrapbook Border Ideas

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Wedding photos capture a beautiful moment in time. The way you arrange them in your album will help you share the love story in a simple, meaningful way.

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Photo Tips: Wedding Candids

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I love attending weddings and I love taking photos at weddings!  As the guest there are so many fun things to snap photos of and I am going to give you a few tips and things I like capturing with my camera.

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We just went to a gorgeous outdoor wedding this past weekend so the photo opportunities were abundant!  I love details so I love taking photos of the decorations and the creativity the bride and groom have poured into their wedding.  Usually the couple’s personalities shine through the decoration choices and it was certainly was the case at this wedding.

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Wedding Centerpieces: Natural Elegance Scrapbooking Collection

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I love hosting bridal and baby showers!

I like any excuse to make crafty personalized decorations, bake something scrumptious, and pull out and use my collection of antique glassware and china.

I used our new Natural Elegance Collection to make these table arrangements for a bridal shower.

The bride-to-be was thrilled that I incorporated engagement photos of the couple and added a splash of the wedding color with solid cardstock.

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To make these paper flower bouquets, you’ll need:

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Step 1:  To make the photo flowers, cut your photos into circles and mat with larger circles cut from designer paper or cardstock.

Step 2:  Punch a lace scallop border from solid cardstock and fold in-between each scallop.  Use tape runner to put adhesive on the bottom edge of the lace scallop border and adhere to the backside edge of the photo mat.  If your arrangements will be viewed from both sides, adhere another matted photo on the back side of the lace scallop border.  Adhere floral stem wire to the back side of the flowers or in-between the layers using large foam squares.

Step 3:  I added a cropped slide-in card and a die cut embellishment to my two photo flowers.

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Step 1:  To make the large layered flowers, cut a variety of circles of different sizes from the designer paper.

Step 2:  Follow our CM video instructions for folding and cutting the circles to make Corner Rounder Flowers.  Crumple up the finished flowers and then unfold and smooth them.

Step 3:  Layer 3 or 4 flowers from largest to smallest.  Use a small amount of tape runner in the center of the flowers to hold them together.

Step 4:  Using a sharp pointed object, poke two holes through your stack of flowers.  Push floral stem wire up through one hole; bend the end and push it back down through the other hole.  Twist the end around the bottom base of your flower.

Step 5:  Use a large foam square to attach a small flower with a pearl embellishment to the center of each flower.

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Step 1:  To make medium sized layered flowers, cut 5 or 6 circles of the same size and follow instructions above.  Add leaf die cut embellishments to bottom layers.  See my taupe flower with white flower embellishment center and my solid pink cardstock flower.

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Step 1:  Make the smallest flowers by layering flower embellishments with foam squares.  Sandwich the floral stem wire in-between the layers.  Add leaf die cut embellishments to the bottom layers.  If your arrangement will be seen from both sides, make sure to add flower embellishments to the back side.

Let your imagination go wild with these!  The combinations are endless!  For fuller arrangements, you can add tissue paper flowers to the bouquets.

Karyn