Take On The #2022JuneBONUS Challenge

Surf’s up! Why are we saying that? Well, today marks a new BONUS challenge for you to ride a high tide of creativity! That’s right, the #2022JuneBONUS challenge is happening now in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! Gather your scrapbooking papers, tools and photos and wave in this one-page wonder (and for the opportunity to win a cool prize pack)!

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Handy How-To’s for Creative Memories Products

Today’s blog post is a real How-To-tastic treat — we’ve got 11 handy how-to’s for using Creative Memories products that are part of the main line! Whether you’re new to CM and would like to learn how to insert pages into our albums and use a Tape Runner or have been with us for a while but could use a refresher on how to use our tools like the Original Border Maker System, you’re going to love it!

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This Bee Scrapbook Idea Is Un-BEE-lievable

Do you like flowers, pumpkins, cherries, apples, coffee, almonds and asparagus? Well, it takes more than just soil, water and sunshine to make the world flourish. In fact, tip your sun hat to our fuzzy, pollinator friends — bees! With their signature black-and-yellow stripes, translucent wings and signature furry body, bees are common darting critter in woods and gardens around the world and are very important aspects in keeping our ecosystems healthy and thriving. To pay homage to these mini marvels, blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu put together this bee scrapbook idea that will have your albums buzzin’ for attention!

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Astoundingly Aussie: Australia Scrapbooking Layout

Think of Australia, and some symbols, images and icons may come to mind — the red, hot and dry Outback, the drone of a didgeridoo, unique wildlife like koalas, kangaroos, platypuses, echidnas and emus, the vast Great Barrier Reef, green-and-gold achievements in sporting arenas and much more. And when you pair these sentiments with the latest Sunburnt Country Paper Pack (and the fact that the 26th of January is Australia Day!), you’re in for layouts that are astoundingly Aussie, like this Australia scrapbooking layout that is definitely high in koala-ty!

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This Christmas Scrapbook Layout Is Baking Spirits Bright With a Gingerbread House Craft

Sweet, spicy, full of Christmas spirit and style… gingerbread houses! Did you know an early form of gingerbread can be traced back to the ancient Greeks and Egyptians who used it for ceremonial purposes? And another fun tidbit: The popularity of gingerbread houses rose in the 1800s when the Brothers Grimm wrote the (well, not-so-Christmassy) fairytale of Hansel and Gretel, as the two children stumble upon a house made entirely of sweets. Well, no matter the history, these cookie-walled structures are a creative and tasty way to celebrate the Christmas season for kids and adults alike by decorating them with frostings and icings, gumdrops, festive sprinkles, peppermints, chocolates other candied elements. And whether you’re building the house from scratch or using a kit, blog contributor Kylie Kingham has a Christmas scrapbook layout with a cute gingerbread house craft to pay homage to the sweetly spiced tradition!

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Give Thanks Today and Every Day With This Gratitude Scrapbook Layout

In the wise words of Roman orator, scholar and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”

The ancients knew about gratitude. Our parents and parent figures taught us about gratitude — it’s one of the first big life lessons we learn… to be grateful for who and what we have in life. To appreciate the big things, like a job promotion or a roof over our heads, and the small things, like having a good hair day or the sound of the pouring rain. Gratitude means counting your blessings, and better yet, research has shown that an attitude of gratitude can enhance positive moods and emotions, build stronger relationships, decrease stress and improve overall health and wellbeing. While many of us express a lot of gratitude this time of year, especially since November is National Gratitude Month, it’s important to make it a year-round habit. And when you want to give a shout-out to what you’re thankful for, then the I Am Grateful Project Recipe™ Kit is your feel-good answer. Check out this gratitude scrapbook layout from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu and think of what life wins, people and experiences you would highlight!

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Create Flurries of Fun With This Winter Scrapbook Layout

The temps may be dropping at Home Office, but the latest cold-weather collection is sure to warm your hearts! Say hello to the Snowbound collection! Inspired by the throwing snowballs, snow days, rainy days cuddled under a warm blanket and all sorts of frosty fun, these winter- and overcast-themed supplies will help you put together a blizzard of beautiful projects. And when the air gets chilly and the powdery white precipitation turns your world into a winter wonderland, making snowmen and snowwomen is an absolute must! Check out this winter scrapbook layout that would make Frosty blush with joy at your creating abilities!

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Snuggle Down With This Fall Scrapbook Layout And Bear Craft

Apple picking, hayrides, bonfires, crisp breezes, snuggly scarves, pumpkin-spiced drinks, foliage drives — there’s so much to admire about autumn! In fact, blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu loves this time of year and wanted to show that appreciation with a fall scrapbook layout (with an added bonus of a bear craft upon it!). Build this autumnally awesome and creatively cute layout with your bear hands today!

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Cherish BFF Moments With This Teenager Scrapbook Layout

Bring out your youthful spirit and slap on the style with the You Got This collection! These scrapbooking supplies are totally too cool for school with denim textures and tie-dye designs that are perfect for sharing memories of pizza and slumber parties, school events like prom, homecoming, sports and music concerts, learning to drive and any other first-time festivities. Ready to take it to a teen extreme? Then you G2G try out this teenager scrapbook layout!

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Take On the #AugustBONUS Sketch Challenge: Tool Time Buffet

Do you know what time it is? By the look on our watch, it’s Tool Time! For a limited time only, you will be able to purchase limited-edition tools AND have the opportunity to earn exclusive Dips & Dunes Tearing Tool(s) FREE during the FIRST Tool Time Buffet!

Not only do we have this exclusive, totally tool-bular promo to share with you today, but we also have an #AugustBONUS challenge that you can take on in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group featuring TWO sketches! Both of the example layouts for the sketches show how you can use products from the qualifying tools you can get during this limited-time promo… check it out!

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