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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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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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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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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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!
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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!
Not all who wander are lost… but a compass does help in finding your way! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu reminisced about her solo travel days and using a good old-fashioned compass and map, which inspired this compass layout! (Who out there still uses a compass versus your smartphone GPS in this age of electronic wizardry?) Navigate your way to the steps in this blog and try it out today!
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Farmhouse style is warm and approachable, just like the feeling that most people want in their home for themselves and for their guests! And that’s exactly the sentiment you get with the Homestead collection with its designs of reclaimed wood and rustic accents, greenery, neutral hues and more. Combine these elements with the Roundabout Recipe Template, and you’ll loop together a stunning layout that is sure to welcome your photos and precious homestead memories. Take a peek at this farmhouse scrapbook idea to see how!
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What do you think of when you look back on the memories of your childhood? Was there a momentous occasion close to your heart that you can still recall, or perhaps you can remember a day playing games and having fun with those dearest to you or maybe it’s the quality (and tail-wagging) time you spent with a beloved pet? No matter what comes to mind, creating memories, from childhood into adulthood, is what life is all about. Memories remind us of the important people and places we hold dear to our hearts. And if you want to build a happy home for your most special memories, the Homestead collection, like this farmhouse chic scrapbook layout, constructs just that! See for yourself!
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It’s that time of year when many are flaunting green garb, decorating with shamrocks or perhaps scanning Pinterest for corned beef, shepherd’s pie or Irish soda bread recipes — we’re all a wee bit Irish on the 17th of March! Blog contributor Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe has always adored and appreciated St. Patrick’s Day and wanted to celebrate the festive day with this pot-of-gold winner of a project! Check out this St. Patrick’s Day layout and give it a go — scrapbooking luck is sure to be on your side!
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The Art Nouveau movement was a popular design style at the turn of the 20th century with its curved lines, natural forms and ornamental details seen throughout architecture, interior design, jewel and glass design, posters and illustrations… and now revived in today’s era with the Art Nouveau collection! In fact, blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu was hit with some retro inspiration when she saw the timeless elegance of this collection’s products! Take a step back in time and put forth a beautiful vintage scrapbook layout!
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