In the 1980s, the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries coined the term shinrin-yoku, which translates to “forest bathing” or “absorbing the forest atmosphere.” It’s the method of simply immersing oneself in nature — a practice of being calm and quiet amongst the trees, observing nature with all your senses to derive physical, mental, emotional and social health, benefits and well-being. (Sounds relaxing and rejuvenating, right?!) Well, today we’re taking a step not only into nature, but also into an easy-going Fast2Fab™ national park themed scrapbook spread that will guide you toward a great, no-stress creative journey.Continue reading Be Your Own Guide To Easy Scrapbooking: National Park Themed Scrapbook Spread
You’re floating on a placid lake or river. Your mind and body are tuned into the cooling, soft breeze, with no loud motor to interject the peaceful sounds of nature. Your arms swiftly plunge a paddle into the water, making your canoe slice through the aquatic landscape… gliding with ease. If it’s your first time canoeing or you’re a long-time lover, canoeing is the perfect way to go with the flow and to enjoy wildlife and a wonderful workout! Well, set down your paddles (for now!) and pick up your papers and tools to make these canoe border ideas and DIY card!Continue reading Paddle Through The Memories: Canoe Border Ideas And DIY Card
We definitely live in an era of video games, technology, TV and social media, but being outside will always have a “like” or a thumbs-up of approval! 👍
Open-air adventures are everywhere and come in various forms of fun — camping, trekking rocky trails, exploring state parks, enjoying yard games, playing on playset in the sunshine… and that’s just the tip of the treetop! Well, if you want to add a park-like feel onto your next project, then swing into creative action by making this outdoor scrapbook layout from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu!Continue reading Swing Into Action With This Outdoor Scrapbook Layout￼￼
Walking or hiking through the woods, mountains, fields (any earthy landscape on this planet!) has been shown time and time again to improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels, increase oxygen levels, strengthen your muscles and more health benefits, on top of bringing a sense of peace, solitude and calmness as one ponders soaring birds or on-the-ground animal tracks, species of trees and vegetation and babbling brooks and rivers… instead of dentist appointments or your car’s next oil change. Well, after your next trailblazing trek, walk this way to your next project — a national parks scrapbook layout!Continue reading Walk This Way: Be A Trailblazer With This National Parks Scrapbook Layout
From the snowcapped British Columbia mountains that skiers and snowboarders zoom down to the Instagram-worthy turquoise depths of Lake Louise, the vast landscapes of sturdy elk grazing the plains and the urban charm of Toronto and Montreal with their piercing skyscrapers and a cosmopolitan atmosphere, there’s so much variety to Canadian culture and character. There’s a sense of wonderment no matter where you go in The Great White North! And if you want to pay homage to this more than eh-OK country, then you need the Canadian Pride collection. And as you can see in this Canada scrapbook layout, it’s definitely full of Canadian charisma and national nuances!Continue reading A Country of Charisma: Canada Scrapbook Layout
Yellowstone, Purnululu, Jasper National Parks… and more! Admire the beautiful landscapes of rugged rock formations, vast wilderness, glorious glaciers and trails upon trails. Or relish the experiences of education or exercise, or maybe even spiritual inspiration or superb summer stories. Regardless of what national parks summit up for you, we’re scouting for scrapbooking success… and you can see for yourself with this national parks scrapbook layout!Continue reading The Mountains Are Calling, And We Must Create: National Parks Scrapbook Layout
Whether you call it “hiking,” “bushwalking,” “hillwalking,” “fell-walking” or “rambling” (depending on where you live in the world), being outside and enjoying the countless acres of public land, national parks and state parks is a gratifying experience for many. From admiring the wildlife and rolling landscapes to connecting with your fellow hikers and the area’s culture, wandering is full of wonder! Pack up your parcels and get ready for a national parks layout to share your beloved excursions!Continue reading Wander Into The Wilderness With This National Parks Scrapbook Idea
For some, a beachfront getaway or day at the lake is the perfect antidote for relaxation, but for others, the best way to kick back is to lace up the boots and seek a quiet trail shaded by a towering canopy of trees. If you’re hankering for hiking — and all the memories that come with it — then the Boot Prints Border Punch is a trailblazing tool you need to pack! Fill your sole with these scenic boot print borders and DIY card for scrapbooking below!Continue reading Tread New Terrain: Boot Print Borders And DIY Card For Scrapbooking
It’s important to adore and explore all that Mother Nature has to offer — majestic mountain ranges, winding rivers, towering forests, vast star-filled skies that expand beyond the eye can see. And if you want to pitch your memories of the great outdoors into your next creations, then the Leave Nothing Behind collection is a must-have! From camping trips with the kiddos to hiking adventures (and everything in between!) this collection will help guide your way… as you can see in this national parks scrapbook layout!Continue reading Marvel at Mother Nature With This National Parks Scrapbook Layout￼
Every year on the 22nd of April, many people across the globe celebrate Earth Day to protect the planet from things like pollution and deforestation. And in homage to this day, we thought it would be fitting to have some projects using the Oak Tree Punch AND to have a #2022EarthDay challenge (which was posted in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group!)
And if you’d like to see what efforts CM is taking to reduce our carbon footprint, get info on which of our products are recyclable AND get eco-friendly tips from some of our Advisors, you can check out this blog post!
Check out these seven tree scrapbook ideas and celebrate the beauty of Mother Earth!