Sketch Round-Up April 19-May 2

National Scrapbook Day 2021 has come and gone… but ideas, innovation and inspiration can always be found in the scrapbooking world (and we thank you for that)! From awesome events like NSD to the sketch challenges and your superb submissions at Virtual Crops, as well as the daily doses of delights on the blog, crafting fun comes in many avenues and forms… and all year-long! In fact, are you ready for another bout of motivation? Well, here it goes — the latest edition of the Sketch Round-Up!

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Pay Homage to the Comforts of Home With This Farmhouse Chic Scrapbook Spread

Dorothy was spot-on: There’s no place like home. Sure, when you look at it from the outside, a home is just a “house.” A building of bricks and wood. Maybe a yard. But a home is more than that — it’s a place to build and craft memories with family, friends and furry acquaintances over time. It’s a feeling of love, comfort, happiness and care. But no matter what or where you call home, this farmhouse chic scrapbook spread is set to construct a solid foundation for your at-home memories!

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Cook Up Creativity With This Family Scrapbook Spread

Meatless Monday, Taco Tuesday, Fish Fridays. Grandma longing over her soul-warming chicken noodle soup to a kitchen novice baking a chocolate cake for the first time. No matter the meal or level of cookery and skills, being in the kitchen can dish out a ton of fun and smile-worthy memories (and hopefully some pretty tasty food, too)! Ready to whisk into action, work up a creative appetite and serve up a two-page layout? Then check out this family scrapbook spread — it’s a feast for the eyes!

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Border Punches Promo: Add Dynamic Dimension With These Scrapbook Punch Projects

The latest and greatest promo that just launched today really packs a punch… literally! For a limited time, you can earn up to TWO exclusive border punches, the Alpine Mountains Border Punch and/or the Wheatfield Border Punch, for FREE with qualifying orders on the CM website. (Woot, woot!) And while you wait for your outdoorsy free punch(es) to arrive, we’re going to show you not two, not three but FOUR scrapbook punch projects that have been created with these limited-time items so you can see them in crafting action — pump up your punch game and check them out now!

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It’s Home, Tweet Home With This Birdhouse Scrapbook Layout

Many people cannot wait for spring to arrive. The Earth, on its seasonal trek, leans in closer to the sun and brings bouts of warmer weather, verdant grass, budding blooms and a chorus of chirping birds! And this springtime sensation, migration and nesting of birds is the perfect time to do some bird watching (and perhaps learning a bit about the feathered fowls that live in your area!). Just ask blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu — her and her family have been admiring recent winged additions that have called their front porch home, tweet home! Take a look at this birdhouse scrapbook layout and try it out for yourself!

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Reflect Your Creativity With This Two-Page Spring Scrapbook Spread

Being in nature is simply wonderful, whether it’s taking an epic hike through a wooded area to sitting on the shores of a lake and fishing the day away. Clearing your mind in nature is a great way to help you hit the reset button, rejuvenate and refresh your senses and reflect on all that’s around you. Speaking of reflecting, blog contributor Noreen Smith did just that with one of her latest projects — she freshened up a one-page layout and reflected certain elements, patterns and designs to create a mirrored two-page standout! Want to see how she did it? Take a peek at this double-the-fun idea with her spring scrapbook spread below!

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Party Like a Pro With These Quick Birthday Scrapbook Layouts

Birthdays, graduations, anniversaries — there’s always a reason to celebrate life’s special moments. Truth be told, sometimes parties can take quite a bit of preparation and planning, from the menu to the decorations and theme, entertainment and location. But something you won’t have to worry about is how to display the festive fun when the streamers come down. How so? With the Party Time! Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack, of course. With its pre-designed pages, most of the prep work is done for you — you just need to decide which photos to highlight! Blog contributor Noreen Smith is a big fan of these papers and showcased how easy it is to get the layout party started in five, 10 and 15 minutes! Unwrap the magic with these three quick birthday scrapbook layouts!

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Express Your Love With This Valentine’s Day Scrapbook Spread

Butterflies in your stomach, stars in your eyes, weak in the knees — falling in love can be a feeling like no other. In fact, being in love has emotional and physical benefits and levels, like the capacity to reduce stress, lengthen one’s lifespan and have heart-healthy benefits (how fitting)! Ready to show off your adoration to the special people, pets or other personal lovelies in your life? Then showcase your warm and fuzzies with the Love Wins Laser Cut Paper Pack! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu has always admired laser-cut papers and was especially excited to create a Valentine’s Day scrapbook spread with this paper pack. Take a look!

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Weekly Sketch Round-Up Dec. 28 – Jan. 1

Looking for some totally trendy, oh so awesome and fabulously fun projects to kick off 2021 with? Well, then let’s toast to a new year with a new edition of the Weekly Sketch Round-Up, for we have three great projects to show you! Inspiration is just a scroll away — enjoy these fresh ideas!

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Weekly Sketch Round-Up Dec. 14-18

Need a creative boost to carry you into the Christmas week ahead? We have three great sketch projects for you to try out (one of which is a two-page layout!). Gather your craft supplies and get ready for splendid project ideas, because it’s time for the Weekly Sketch Round-Up!

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