The hustle and bustle of the festive season has truly hit! From Friendsgivings to office parties, Hanukkah, as well as the upcoming Boxing Day and Christmas events with family, it’s definitely a busy time of year. But even with all those outings and plans, the joy of sitting down to make a layout with the grandkids or gifting a handmade card to a next-door acquaintance makes the season more special. Tap into your crafty trimmings and trappings by making these project ideas — here we go with another Sketch Round-Up!Continue reading Sketch Round-Up Nov. 15-28
In the wise words of Roman orator, scholar and philosopher Marcus Tullius Cicero: “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.”
The ancients knew about gratitude. Our parents and parent figures taught us about gratitude — it’s one of the first big life lessons we learn… to be grateful for who and what we have in life. To appreciate the big things, like a job promotion or a roof over our heads, and the small things, like having a good hair day or the sound of the pouring rain. Gratitude means counting your blessings, and better yet, research has shown that an attitude of gratitude can enhance positive moods and emotions, build stronger relationships, decrease stress and improve overall health and wellbeing. While many of us express a lot of gratitude this time of year, especially since November is National Gratitude Month, it’s important to make it a year-round habit. And when you want to give a shout-out to what you’re thankful for, then the I Am Grateful Project Recipe™ Kit is your feel-good answer. Check out this gratitude scrapbook layout from blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu and think of what life wins, people and experiences you would highlight!Continue reading Give Thanks Today and Every Day With This Gratitude Scrapbook Layout
To put it simply, snowflakes are hexagonal crystal structures of ice. But to expand on that… they’re snow much fun to make frosty memories with — sweeping your arms and legs on the ground to make snow angels, rolling into cool orbs to have snowball fights with friends, skiing down a slick slope and much more. And to celebrate this wonder, use the Starflake Recipe Template, like blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu did! (Psst, that recipe template is also great for projects based around graduation, special occasions or awards, anniversaries and more!) But, check out Sachiyo’s snowflake scrapbook layout see how your wintertime experiences and Polar-oids can shine!Continue reading Weather New Wonders With This Snowflake Scrapbook Layout
A whisk of Winter Days whimsy + a sweet sprinkling of Candy Cane Lane + an effervescent mixture of Blue & Gold… why, that’s a recipe for an AWESOME batch of Black Friday bundles! For a limited time while supplies last, you can earn up to 3 exclusive bundles FREE with qualifying orders! There is also a Digital Artwork version of this, too! Talk about a Black FriYAY!
And with these three bundles of holi-dazzling delight, it’s only fitting to give you three sketch challenges — aka, your #2021BlackFridayBONUS challenge! Take on the challenge, which features products from each of the packed parcels in this limited-time promo, in the Virtual Crop Facebook Group.Continue reading Bring On the #2021BlackFridayBONUS Challenge & Black Friday Bundles
For two millennia, many people from across the globe have been observing “the most wonderful time of the year” with traditions, observances and practices that are both religious and secular and filled with themes of love, goodwill, giving and others. In fact, engagements with your community can bring glad tidings of comfort and joy, like attending church and school programs, listening to glorious choral performances, partaking in charitable donations and volunteering, wrapping gifts and baking goodies for others and more. Blog contributor Karyn McDermaid-Rolfe reflected on a communal Christmas celebration that made her think of her own nostalgic experience, and in turn, made this Christmas scrapbook layout!Continue reading Embrace the Spirit of Peace, Love and Goodwill to All With This Christmas Scrapbook Layout
Every season has a reason… and being crafters, there’s always a reason to scrapbook! During summertime, we scrapbook. It’s fun to spring into crafting action in springtime — no rain on our parade. Autumn — the perfect time to fall into new projects. And come the polar vortex months, burrowing in your craft room and letting your creativity heat up (like a steaming cup of coffee, hot toddy or tea!) is consistently heartwarming. Speaking of winter, celebrate this season with these four frosty finds from the blog — it’s time for another Sketch Round-Up!Continue reading Sketch Round-Up Nov. 1-14
Saturday, Nov. 13: 1pm CT
Virtual Connections + Stunning Layouts + Countless Creativity = This November Virtual Crop!
Thanks so much for joining in on the fun, but we’re not quite done yet — there’s still one more sketch challenge to share with you! Hooray! Say hello to Challenge #6.
For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here.Continue reading Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #6
Saturday, Nov. 13: 11am, 1pm CT
Who out there would like to win 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack? ✋ Just complete this next sketch challenge by showing off your innovation and imagination, take a pic of it and post it on the Virtual Crop Facebook Group page using the hashtag #CMVirtualCrop5Nov2021… and you might just be a lucky prize winner! Here we go with Challenge #5!
For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here.Continue reading Win Your Choice of 1 Paper Pack + 1 Mat Pack + 1 Sticker Pack: Virtual Crop Challenge #5
Saturday, Nov. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT
It’s always a great day when one can scrapbook, and today will be extra awesome for we have three sketch challenges in store for you. You ready to get started on Day Two of the November Virtual Crop? Well, here we go with Challenge #4! Have fun!
For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here.Continue reading Win Your Choice of 1 Punch: Virtual Crop Challenge #4
Friday, Nov. 12: 5pm CT | Saturday, Nov. 13: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT
We’re lined up and ready for Challenge #3, but don’t forget to set your alarm for 9am CT tomorrow — that’s when the second day of the November Virtual Crop will commence! But for now, grab a snack and a beverage and show us what you’ve got with this sketch challenge!
For a refresher on VC instructions, get all the details about Virtual Crops here.Continue reading Win Your Choice of 1 Album Cover: Virtual Crop Challenge #3