It’s time for roasted turkey, buttery mashed potatoes, fresh green bean casserole, tasty stuffing (or dressing, depending on your family tradition!), delectable gravy, perfectly spiced pumpkin pies, tart cranberry sauce… and an attitude of gratitude! The U.S. Thanksgiving holiday is here and Product Development Creative Manager Noreen Smith is dishing up a fall scrapbook layout to relay what you’re most thankful and appreciative for.
Noreen: “Although I love getting lots of photos onto a layout, sometimes I like to highlight one special family photo. This one was taken on the rooftop terrace of the Shriners Hospital for Children in Montreal this fall when our son Grayson was given a clean bill of health after a grueling back surgery and recuperation. He was so excited to be given the go ahead to resume doing all the things he loves, and our whole family was relieved and grateful for the positive outcome. This photo captures that moment perfectly and I only need the one photo to remember how grateful I am.”
Feast on this blessings beauty for yourself!
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Ritzy gold and jet black are class acts and sophisticated in style when standing alone, but amplified to dramatic degrees of opulence, glam and elegance when paired together. This lux combo proves just that with this striking and sleek black and gold scrapbook layout from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu! It’s a sumptuous and special fit for memories of anniversaries, wedding receptions, milestone birthdays, Art Deco-themed parties… the lovely list goes on! The only question is — what classy (and crafty!) memories would you place on this bold beauty?
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Stepping on stage, whether it’s a big-band concert or solo-singing performance, tap-dancing talent show or dramatic theatrical play, can be a nerve-wracking experience. But once the nerves have settled and your confidence is brighter than the spotlight, you are the total star of the show! And to raise the curtain on your on-stage presence, make this red carpet themed layout from scrapbooking star and blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu to give these memories a well-deserved round of applause.
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From eerie haunted houses with spider webbing in every corner to creepy mazes with thrilling twists and turns, there’s an endless amount of hair-raising fun taking place as Halloween turns the corner. Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu is ready for a good scare — a scary-good Halloween scrapbook layout, that is! Take a look at this haunted house craft she put together to celebrate the spooky season — it may just give you goosebumps!
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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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Originally the American answer to the Eiffel Tower, the Ferris wheel has been a hallmark of summertime fun since 1893. Ferris wheels truly are icons at county and state fairs, amusement parks and some boardwalks with their aerial panorama and dazzling neon lights. Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu had this high-in-the-sky ride (the best ride, in her opinion!) on her mind, so she created a Ferris wheel craft that took her memories to great heights! (Plus, the gondolas or passenger cars of the Ferris wheel are actually pockets!) Round up your supplies and make this scrapbook layout today — this is your ticket to creativity!
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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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Have you ever finished up a project and wondered what to do with those tiny bits of leftover paper? Do you throw them out or let them sit on your craft, waiting patiently for months for a scrappy purpose? Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu challenged herself to have minimal (in fact, close to nil!) extras behind, which she was successfully able to do by creating two flower scrapbook ideas that work off of each other! Give them a go today!
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There’s a lot of star-spangled spirit on the U.S. Independence Day, and with that, tons of activities, celebrations and fun to take note of, like backyard grill outs with burgers and corn on the cob, patriotic party decorations and apparel, camping adventures with friends and family and saluting to and thanking service men and women. Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu was feeling festive for this July jubilee and created this Independence Day scrapbook layout (pssst, the Fourth of July is this Sunday)! Check out this Americana idea and let your creativity take off like fireworks!
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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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