It’s Double Double Toil & Trouble with this Two-Page Pumpkin Spice Halloween Scrapbook Layout

As Halloween creeps closer and closer, it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to showcase all of the spooky photos you’ll be taking this year. Thankfully, the Pumpkin Spice collection has what you need to make boo-tiful layouts for all of your photos from the 31st. When you combine Pumpkin Spice with a few other tools and materials, you can make something that looks scary cute! Check out how blog contributor Glenda was able to make a spook-tacular two-page Halloween scrapbook spread using the Pumpkin Spice Collection!

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How’s This for a Fun Fall Craft? Create the Gather Together Wreath

Wreaths are traditionally used in autumn to show a welcoming home and create a pleasant fall aura. They go hand-in-hand with the season, just like the Gather Together collection! Although it is a “scrapbook collection,” you can use Gather Together for all sorts of fun fall crafts! Want to find out how to combine the two and make a beautiful DIY fall wreath project? Read on to learn how!

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Sugarplum Banner Hybrid Style

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I love decorating my scrapbook pages with banners, but I also love to decorate around my home with banners as well.  The Sugarplum Collection has so many beautiful pastel colors that can be used for Christmas, but lots of other occasions as well.

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Home Decor: Create a DIY Rolled Paper Wreath

When I saw the Painted Harvest Collection I thought of the warmness it exuded.

That warm, fuzzy, comfy feeling of home.

Immediately, I had to create something for my home decor.

I wanted to duplicate the paper wreath in which I created for the current catalog using the Cool Serenity Collection.

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Virtual Holiday Crop: Welcome and Challenge-Shaker Card

Welcome!

We are SOOOO glad that you joined us for the Holiday Virtual Crop!

We have so many ideas that we hope will inspire you today!

Welcome back to those of you who have virtually cropped with us before, and a BIG warm welcome to all you newbies!

If you are new, you might be asking yourself “What is a Virtual Crop, and WHY am I here?” Yesterday’s blog post helps describe the event.

First and foremost—no need to get out of your jammies!  Just make yourself a cup of tea/coffee, grab a few photos, along with some scrappy supplies!  (Oh, and you will DEFINITELY need some chocolate!)

We will be hosting several challenges right here on the blog, and posting to the events page on Facebook!

(Please SAVE all of your scraps—you will need those for the final challenge!)

Please post your completed pages on the Facebook Events Page to qualify for the door prizes that will be given away at the end of each challenge.  Use the hashtag #CMVirtualHolidayCrop.  If you have any questions, just ask in the comments section of each post either here on the blog or on the Facebook Page.

So, let’s get started!

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Painted Harvest Thanksgiving Tablescape

In Canada we are looking forward to turkey, pumpkin pie, and special time spent with family and friends this upcoming weekend!

Painted Harvest is such a stunning product collection, I couldn’t help but use some to spruce up my kitchen table for Thanksgiving.

I enjoy adding a personal touch into my home decor. I find a very easy and economical way to do it is through papercrafting! With a small amount of designer paper, some cardstock, a punch or two, a few ABC/123 stickers, and adhesive you’re all set!

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“Christmas in July” Scrapbooking Layouts

It’s not often that I happen to be scrapbooking “in season”.

Right now, I’m working on albums for both of my grandchildren and have come upon Christmas photos.

Creative Memories’ holiday collections are seasonal items, and we won’t get our new holiday collection until later this fall.

But no worries!  Both our A Year to Remember Part 1 and A Year to Remember Part 2 paper packs contain a few sheets of red and green prints.

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Project Ideas: Advent Calendar Ideas

‘Tis the season to think about Advent Calendars again already. Can you believe it? And, since there are so many folks who love the idea of creating things themselves, but love quick and easy… we’ve got ideas for you!

The totally fun gift-style Advent Calendar goodie bags you see above are perfecto! Stuff them with treats, tiny toys, lip gloss or even tiny sheets of paper with fun things written on them to do. Things like “make gingerbread cookies today” or “go sledding”. Just about any fun thing will do.

And now on to the good stuff… how do we do this? Click to read full post