Growing old is mandatory. Growing up? Optional!
Continue reading Delight The Young-At-Heart Adventurers With This Amusement Park Scrapbook Spread
Whether you’re a pre-teen or in your 80s, you’re only as young or as old as you determine yourself to be! In fact, a study has shown that when answering the question “How old do you feel?,” 70% of people felt three or more years younger than their actual chronological age! So why not hop aboard with some much-need nostalgia and good times with an amusement park scrapbook spread! Amusement and theme parks — filled with awe and wonder, beloved characters and heroes from childhood (or present day!) and fantastic fun and laughter — can excite the magic of both the youngsters and young-at-heart enthusiasts! Engage yourself in this easy scrapbooking idea that will be a fulfilling ride no matter how old you are.
Woweeee, it’s December! Where did 2023 go?! No matter what, we hope this year has been filled with awesome adventures, fun festivities, momentous memories and superb scrapbooking! (And worry not, we still have memories to go until 2024!) To document those delightful days and miles of smiles, take an afternoon to scrapbook or be inspired by these four sketches that would make a lasting impression on your 2023 albums and layouts (or whenever, really!).
Continue reading Sketch Round-Up Nov. 20-Dec. 3
Have you ever heard of ROYGBIV (also known by the name of Roy G. Biv)? It’s an acronym for the hues of the rainbow: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet. Well, we’re focusing our attention on B — blue! This blue scrapbook layout from blog contributor Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe is the perfect primary project and will have you exclaiming “Blue-ya!”
Continue reading A Primary Palette Project: Blue Scrapbook Layout
The thrill of rides — winding and sky-high or perhaps more low-to-the-ground — the hype, energy and rush of the crowds, the smell of popcorn, cotton candy and hot dogs in the air… what’s not to love about theme, amusement and water parks, right?! Well, here’s your ticket to good times and creative vibes, for the Amusement Parks collection is rollin’ up like a roller coaster! From relishing fun-filled family vacations to playing classic carnival games, oohing at fireworks show and live entertainment and enjoying much hydration and fair foods as possible, this amusement park scrapbook layout will help you relive the magic (without having to get in line again!) with ease! Buckle up, crafters!
Continue reading Thrills Of A Lifetime: Amusement Park Scrapbook Layout
This time of year can be a busy one for many people — family get-togethers, harvest festivals and outdoor markets, Friendsgiving and Thanksgiving, Christmas prep, office parties and more — which also means ample opportunity for photo ops, memory-making and scrapbooking! And it’s only fitting to save those smiles and project piles by partaking in the Completed Album Challenge — going on NOW! Better yet, adding the final finishing (and very much professional-looking!) touch to your album can be a quick and easy breeze thanks to Fast2Fab™ Refill Pages, like this fall scrapbook idea! See for yourself below… and have fun with a fresh take that’s simple to make!
If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in November, just completed in November), make a short video flipping through each of the pages in your newly completed album. Then, post your video in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group with the hashtag #CompletedNovember2023 for the chance to win!
Continue reading November Completed Album Challenge PLUS A Fall Scrapbook Layout
It’s a topic as hot as chestnuts roasting over an open fire: When should you decorate for Christmas and put up the tree? Nov. 1, the day after Thanksgiving, the first weekend in December or mid-month, on Christmas Eve? Well, in our books, if it brings joy and holiday spirit into your home, there’s no such thing as decorating “too early” for the season — it’s about creating merry, priceless moments that make the season special for you and your loved ones. It’s beginning to look at lot like Christmas, especially with this Christmas scrapbook layout that you can make whenever you’re feeling festive!
Continue reading Deck Your Merry Memories With This Christmas Scrapbook Layout
Life is beautiful. Scrapbook it!
Continue reading Sketch Round-Up Nov. 6-19
A nostalgic link to the past, scrapbooks — whether a jam-packed 12×12 album or a smaller 8×8 Paper Album or anything in between — hold everything from pretty paper and foiled embellishments to newspaper clippings, movie stubs, crinkled handwritten letters and candid shots of loved ones we wouldn’t want to lose. And with the upcoming U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, it’s the perfect time to dish out, celebrate and preserve what is meaningful and to practice gratitude for a life well-lived and true-story experiences. Feast on these four sketch ideas and think of memories you would give thanks to with this rendition of the Sketch Round-Up!
Let’s set the record straight: Beige is not boring. Beige is classic, versatile, restful, warming and pretty. And did you know “beige” is a French word for the hue of natural wool — not washed, bleached or dyed, but natural, in all its muted, magnificent, elegant beauty?! So let’s cruise into neutral gear with this beige scrapbook layout that will make your most vibrant or meaningful memories pop right off the page. (See, we told ya beige isn’t boring!)
Continue reading Exude Understated Elegance: Beige Scrapbook Layout
Going bold with traditional red, green and gold is quintessential around Christmastime. But if you’re looking for a dreamy, cheery vibe that gives a spin to classic yuletide cheer (Hello, light green, teal and soft and dark pink!), then the Powdered Christmas Cheer Bundle — a NEW bundle Santa just dropped off from CM Japan — is your sweet selection within the Black Friday Promo! US | CA | AU
Continue reading Preserve Merry Magic With Pastel Trimmings With This Christmas Scrapbook Layout
It’s this year’s Christmas Cheer products with a pastel twist, sprinkling gingerbread men, candy canes, peppermint candies, snowflakes, stockings and more throughout its festive fanciness. So while visions of sugar plums are dancing around in your head, envision making this muted Christmas scrapbook layout that is a definite treat!
Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Coast Guard, National Guard, Space Force, Armed Forces — everywhere service members selflessly put their lives on the line to keep their nation and homeland safe and free. And it’s only appropriate to salute our troops — past or present, in war or peacetime — to let them know how much we appreciate their sacrifice, courage, duty, bravery, strength and more… today and every day. To coincide with the upcoming Veterans and Remembrance Day observance, show some pride with this military scrapbook layout.
Continue reading A Layout Of Legacy And Honor: Military Scrapbook Layout
P.S. Thank you, service members!