Challenge 6: Creative Memories NSD Virtual Crop

Who doesn’t love to get a beautiful card in the mail?

Well, imagine their face when it is handmade (with love).

Let’s add some sunshine to a loved ones face by creating a window card.

We will show you a couple of different ways to create the “window”, and then we’d love to take a peek into your “window”.

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Challenge 5: Creative Memories NSD Virtual Crop

Are you having FUN yet?  We sure are!

The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and we are SCRAPBOOKING!

Right now arrows and chevrons are all the rage, and there are SO many ways in which you can create them.  We are going to show you a couple of different ways to do that on your scrapbook pages.

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Challenge 4: Creative Memories NSD Virtual Crop

Welcome back!

Now that we have all had our cup or cups of coffee, I am sure that the creative juices are flowing.

Do you love giving small handmade gifts?  This next challenge will be the solution to giving a small, yet meaningful handmade gift for a loved one.

All you have to do is use whatever paper theme you would like, add a few photos, and wrap a ribbon around it, and you have the PERFECT gift!

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Challenge 3: Creative Memories NSD Virtual Crop

Happy Saturday!  We are so glad that you are able to join us for the 2017 National Scrapbook Day Virtual Crop!

The sun is shining here in Central Minnesota, and we are supposed to have a TOP 10 summer day, but that isn’t going to stop me from doing a little scrapping today.  I am just going to open the windows and let the fresh air flow through the house.

Got your coffee?  (….and M&M’s?)  I can’t scrap without those 2 basics.  Oh, and of course some licorice too.  What about you?  What is your go-to scrapping snack?

Did you get a chance to join us last night to create a couple of projects?  We will be giving those prizes away momentarily……

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Challenge 2: Creative Memories NSD Virtual Crop

Hi Everyone!  Glad you are able to join us on the eve of National Scrapbook Day!

Did you get a chance to check out the first challenge and learn how to incorporate “doodling” onto your scrapbook pages?

We hope to inspire you with our projects, and can’t wait to see what you create and share with us!

Make sure that you are following us on the Facebook Event Page—so you don’t miss a beat!

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Welcome to the National Scrapbook Day Virtual Crop: Challenge 1

WELCOME!

We are so glad that you have joined us for our National Scrapbook Day Virtual Crop!

If you haven’t already, you will want to join us right on our Facebook Event Page!

If you have not RSVP’d saying that you will join us — you can do so now!

Here are some tips to best prepare for this event:

Gather some photos and scrappy supplies, get comfy clothes (or jammies) on, and crop the afternoon and evening today,  and all day tomorrow- away with us from the comfort of your home.

We will host several challenges throughout the next day and a half from our Facebook Event Page to inspire you (all Central Time): 3pm, 7pm, and tomorrow at 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.

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To Smile, or NOT to Smile

My life has been documented relentlessly since I was born.  Sitting on a bookshelf, the blue scrapbooks have multiplied through the years as I have experienced more and more in life. From the big moments: the first day of kindergarten, starting high school, college acceptance letter, my grandma’s last Christmas, and moving to Philadelphia; to the trifling: vacations, school dances, sporting events, family reunions, and day trips; my life is neatly remembered in those growing blue books.

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Getaway Memories Scrapbooking Layout

We all love to getaway.  Whether it is for a day, a weekend, or a week-long vacation- it refreshes the body and soul.

Last summer, my husband and I took a week off of work to move both of our boys into their new homes.  One to his sophomore year of college in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the other to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for his first year of law school.  It was an adventure to say the least.  We traveled over 3000 miles and saw parts of the country that we had never seen before.  We loved capturing photos of the road signs and countryside along the way.

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Photo Tips – Shutter Speed/Time

How fast do I want to snap this photo?  That is the question you should ask yourself when you are setting your shutter speed in manual mode.  How much natural light is available when you are taking the photo has a direct relationship to how fast you want to snap the photo.  So if you are in low light you will need to hold your shutter open longer and if it is a bright situation you will need it to open and close quickly.

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Shutter Speed = Time

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It’s Hip to be Square: Create a Calendar Grid Scrapbook Layout

“Think imaginatively using new ideas instead of traditional or expected ideas.”

Can you guess what the sentence above is a definition of? I’m almost one hundred percent positive that you’ve heard it before…

Need a hint? A square box….or lots of little square boxes.

Did you get it now? Alright, let’s check your answer.

 

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