Have you ever sat on your couch at home and scrolled and scrolled through your social media apps, not sure what to do with your time? Just because you’re at home doesn’t mean you can’t take meaningful pictures! Your abode is filled with unexpected photo opportunities and snippets of life. Cooking a new recipe. Playing card games. Making paper crafts or finger paintings with your kids. Throwing an indoor picnic. Enjoying a karaoke night. No need to wait for the posed shot or the perfect lighting — grab the moment as it is and treasure the little things! If you’re feeling inspired to seize the moment, then take a look at this two-page home scrapbook spread and let these everyday experiences be preserved as extraordinary experiences!Continue reading Enjoy Life’s Everyday Moments With This Home Scrapbook Spread
Our hearts are pitter-pattering and we’re cooing with delight — the latest collection, Lullaby Lane, is a complete bundle of joy! Inspired by the newest cute-as-a-button family member, these baby-themed scrapbooking supplies celebrate those big “firsts,” like first words and first tooth, as well as baby showers and baby announcements, cousin playdates, mealtime messes, splish-splashing fun in the bathtub and more. Swaddle your blissful baby beginnings with this two-page newborn scrapbook spread. (It’s pretty aww-dorable!)Continue reading Two-Page Bundle of Joy: Newborn Scrapbook Spread
May the forest be with you, for we’re going deep in the woods — literally! Deep in the Woods is the exact name of the newest collection to launch, which was inspired by hikes, bird watching with binoculars, camping in the great outdoors and the serenity of being in natural surroundings. Lead a happy trail to your outdoorsy memories with this forest scrapbook layout today — it’s pretty tree-mendous!Continue reading This Forest Scrapbook Layout Will Root Your Tree-mendous Memories
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!Continue reading Give Thanks Today and Every Day With This Gratitude Scrapbook Layout
As you or your family members flip through your albums, it’s so fun to see the memories that have transpired. Page by page, each single-page layout can bring about its own design elements, papers and patterns, visual storytelling and more. But, double-page layouts can bring double the fun by making a full-on cohesive look — side by side, the two pages flow into one another to form a larger unit for more photos, journal boxes and eye-catching appeal! Interested in trying it out? Then take a look at this double page scrapbook spread with its fantastic fall theme!Continue reading Fun Fall Frenzy: Double Page Scrapbook Layout
Two cards, two borders and two double-page spreads for each of the TWO fantastic You-Pick-It Promo Bundles?! Now that’s what we call two-riffic!
Today’s blog post comes to you from CM Independent Advisor Lauren Hinds and features craft ideas for using the two You-Pick-It Bundles — you won’t want to miss it!Continue reading 2+2+2 = An Abundance of Craft Ideas For You!
Waves crashing against sandy shorelines and craggy rocks. Boats bobbing up and down and gliding through the cool water. The brilliant, warming sun kissing your shoulders. If this all sounds good to you, then pack up your bags and head to the coast! And once the memories are enjoyed and the photo ops taken, make this seaside scrapbook layout so you can relive those waterfront vibes all year-round!Continue reading Steer a Creative Helm With This Seaside Scrapbook Layout
Sure, living in the suburbs or the hustle-and-bustle pursuits of the city can have their advantages, but there’s something idyllic and comforting about being in the countryside. Vast landscapes with less traffic pollution, wildlife and nature aplenty, locally sourced goods, the expanse of starry skies at night and so much more. Here’s a farmhouse chic scrapbook spread that will make your rural moments look extra rewarding! Check it out.Continue reading Collect the Charms of Country Living With This Farmhouse Chic Scrapbook Spread
While many people stay busy during the summer with sports activities, jobs, DIY home projects, yardwork and more, it’s also important to sit back, relax and recharge your batteries, whether it’s laying out in a hammock, lounging on a sandy beach or whatever fits your chillaxing needs! Speaking of taking it easy, have you tried out CM’s Fast2Fab™-inspired papers? They are a quick, easy-breezy way to get your scrapbooking done in a fun flash! See for yourself with this vacation scrapbook layout with the Summertime Fast2Fab™-Inspired Designer Paper Pack!Continue reading Enjoy Carefree Creativity With This Vacation Scrapbook Spread
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!Continue reading Sketch Round-Up April 19-May 2