Take On The National Scrapbook Day #NSD2022 Weekend Challenge

As scrapbookers, the first Saturday in May is a very special occasion — it’s National Scrapbook Day (NSD)! We’ve been celebrating all things NSD 2022 since back in March, but now the time has come to really get the party started. If you’re looking for ways to put your creativity to work (fun work, that is!), then we’ve got a few NSD-themed ideas to commemorate the best day of the year!

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Honey-comb Through Your Memories With This Spring Scrapbook Layout

Do you know why bees makes hexagon shapes in their hives? The short answer: Hexagons enable the bees to make very efficient use of space while using as little wax as possible, holding the maximum amount of honey and pollen! Well, what better to combine the hexagonal nature of bees than with the Embossed Hexagon Punch?! Plus, when you add in the Bumblebee Punch and Endless Meadows collection, you’re sure to be buzzin’ with beautiful layouts! See for yourself, as blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu integrates all of these items into one spectacular spring scrapbook layout!

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Combine Complementary Creativity With This Blue and Yellow Sunflower Scrapbook Layout

Blue and yellow combos look balanced, peaceful, dynamic. And it’s easier than ever to achieve this brilliant aesthetic with the Heart to Help Paper Pack! The warmth, radiance and golden glints of yellow stands out against, yet complements, with the vivid and cool tones of blue to make your photos and memories pop with pizzazz and panache! Combine your special moments together with this sunflower scrapbook layout that is sure to catch everyone’s eye!

Psst! To further spread hope and support for Ukraine, in which their national hues are yellow and blue and national flower is the sunflower, you can order the Heart to Help Paper Pack and Creative Memories will donate all profits of this paper pack and the Digital Heart to Help Paper Pack to the International Rescue Committee, an institution helping displaced families who have fled Ukraine and providing them with necessary supplies.

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Marvel at Mother Nature With This National Parks Scrapbook Layout

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!

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Sketch Round-Up April 18-May 1

Okay, scrappers — how many projects are you currently working on? One layout? Five different layouts? A project potpourri of spreads, borders, cards and more? Whatever it may be, no matter how many, we’re always so happy that you’re creating and innovating (and sharing the final outcomes, too!). Well, if you want to add a couple more designs to your upcoming design docket, then feast your eyes on this Sketch Round-Up!

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Behold Best Buds With This Father And Son Scrapbook Layout

Oh, man! The Super Duper Boy collection, which was a bold smash-hit in 2018, is back by popular demand! What’s even more cool is that the paper pack, originally in an 8×8 size, is now in a 12×12 size! Epic, right?! This collection is totally terrific for birthday parties, bestie play dates, school days, outings with your li’l dude, sporting events and more! Take a look at this father and son scrapbook layout and let your kiddo’s memories and adventures be in the spotlight!

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Structure Your Storytelling With This Farm Scrapbook Layout

Silos — structures for storing bulk materials and keeping them secure and safe from the elements. And while silos can store different grains, coal, woodchips, wheat, fermented feed and more agriculture needs, this DIY silo on this farm scrapbooking layout will store and protect your precious photos, memories and memorabilia with Peekaboo Pockets™! Open up (literally!) to new ideas with this innovative idea from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu!

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April Completed Album Challenge PLUS A Family Scrapbook Layout

It’s the last week of April… do you know what that means? It’s time for another Completed Album Challenge in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group! We’ve been so impressed by all the completed albums posted each month since January, so we can’t wait to see what you do this go-around!

If you completed an album this month (does not need to be from start to finish in April, just completed in April), 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 #AprilCropDontStop for the chance to win! (And an added bonus — a family scrapbook layout that might just be the finishing touch for your latest album down below!)

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Commemorate Servicepeople With Pops of Poppies: Anzac Day Scrapbooking Idea

Anzac Day, celebrated every year on the 25th of April, commemorates the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during World War I. Today, the meaning of Anzac Day (in which ANZAC stands for “Australian and New Zealand Army Corps”) includes the remembrance of all Australians and New Zealanders “who served and died in all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations” and “the contribution and suffering of all those who have served.” To pay respect to this national day, blog contributor Kylie Kingham put together this Anzac Day scrapbooking idea with pops of poppies!

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Pair Tonal Scrapbooking Supplies With CM Collections For In Tandem Creativity

The Totally Tonal Hues are in total tandem with any CM collection! Their shades span the whole spectrum — light, dark and tones in between — and can coincide with any themed layout, from everyday moments to milestone moments. Ready to see how? Well, take a peek at blog contributor Krislyn Mattei’s ideas for how you can combine your beloved Creative Memories’ collections with tonal scrapbooking supplies for endless options and creative possibilities!

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