It all started when…

It was 1989. I got a letter in the mail that said “Come see the new Shoebox to Showcase scrapbook albums; learn how to get your pictures out of those yucky sticky albums. Bring a friend and get a FREE PEN!”

Of course I wanted to learn about putting pictures in albums. Ordering triplicate copies of pictures was the ”in” thing to do when you got them developed. Which meant that my once-scant box of pictures was now exploding all over the place in numerous boxes, spilling out of bags, and peeking out from under the bed.  SO many pictures because I had two little children.  And I meant to capture every new outfit, messy face and everything in between.

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Titles & Tags Using Rectangle Patterns

The Custom Cutting System has long been a beloved staple for adding some circle and oval shapes to our pages. Now we can expand our shape-ortoire to rectangles! There are endless ways to use the new Rectangle Patterns on all kinds of pages and album styles. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.

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Quick & Easy Graduation Sampler

This spring, many of you will be celebrating a graduation in your household.  Whether it’s a graduation from kindergarten to college, it’s an important rite of passage that deserves to be recognized.  Honor the grad in your house with this simple but stunning sampler.

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Happy Mother’s Day Mom!

My Mom is the centre of our family and we all love to spend time with her, whether it be a special dinner, shopping, cottage time, travel, out to dinner, a walk and or just having a cup of coffee together.  She treasures each and every one of her grandchildren as they treasure her.  Mother’s Day is a day to make her feel as special as she does with all of us.

I try to take as many photos of my children and my brother’s children with her as these will always be treasured memories.  Not just on Mother’s Day is it important to snap those photos, but all through the year.

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Time for Adventure: Create a Card

Adventure can be described as an exciting or very unusual experience, to take the chance of, or to take the risk involved. 

Do you know someone who is going on an adventure?

Perhaps they are graduating from high school or college, going on a mission trip, or moving out on their own for the first time—and you want to wish them well in said ADVENTURE, this is the perfect card to create.

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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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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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