Win Your Choice of Border Maker Cartridge: Virtual Crop Challenge #1

Friday, Oct. 8: 1pm, 3pm, 5pm CT | Saturday, Oct. 9: 9am, 11am, 1pm CT

The second weekend of the month means another Virtual Crop is going to commence… actually, right now! Here we go with the October Virtual Crop and Challenge #1 — have fun!

If this is your first time participating in a Virtual Crop and you would like a quick step-by-step guide of what to expect before you jump in, you can get ALL the details on Virtual Crops in this blog postincluding how to participate (in our Virtual Crop Facebook Group)supplies you’ll needexamples of challenges, the types of prizes and more.

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Revel in Golden Hour Greatness With This Fall Scrapbook Idea

Thinking of getting some fall family photos done? You’re making a great choice! During autumn, diffused, warm and glowy light bounces off radiant orange, yellow and red leaves. And during the “Golden Hour,” a short window of time right after sunrise or right before sunset when the air is filled with a flattering amber hue, is a perfect backdrop to get outside and partake in photo ops! (Hint: And when you pair your luminous photos against a darker shade of cardstock like the example below, those golden hour memories are sure to pop!) Break out your comfy sweaters and get your camera ready — this fall scrapbook layout is a gourd one!

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This Christmas Scrapbook Layout Will Make Your Spirits Bright

Hark! Bells are jingling, sugar cookies are baking, trees are being bedazzled with twinkling lights and sparkly ornaments aplenty… we’re making spirits bright here at Creative Memories by introducing the Joy to the World collection! This collection offers the magic of a modern Christmas with its contemporary palette, yet still hits home with the classic nostalgia that the season brings to many — stuffing stockings, Christmas parties, Secret Santa fun, afternoons at the tree farm, decorating gingerbread houses and so much more. Check the list of goodies that it takes to make this Christmas scrapbook layout — yule love it!

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Sketch Round-Up Sept. 20-Oct. 3

Have a bit of scrapper’s block? (It happens to all of us, and that is A-OK!) Sometimes, looking at a scrapbook sketch can help spark some inspiration! The daily ideas posted on the blog help give exact measurements and where to place elements so you can spend your valuable time doing the fun part — making it your own and having your special moments shine! You are the author and artist of your memories. Get ready, get set and let your innovation have a grand ol’ time! It’s time for the Sketch Round-Up!

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Represent a Symbol for Hope, Strength and Awareness: Breast Cancer Scrapbook Layout

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual campaign that first began in 1985. Fast forward to 1992, and this world health issue connected to what is arguably one of the most well-known symbols of our time: the pink ribbon. And whether you display those powerfully pink ribbons, participate in fundraising walks and runs, aid in helping a friend schedule a mammogram and other encouraging, I’m-there-for-you movements, this month is a key time for promoting breast cancer awareness and the importance of research, early detection, prevention and life-changing support. So as we enter the month of October, let’s pay tribute to the fighters, survivors, the lives that have been lost and the caregivers along the way and show awareness with this breast cancer scrapbook layout.

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Plunge Into Paradise With This Seaside Scrapbook Layout

I need to laugh, and when the sun is out
I’ve got something I can laugh about
I feel good, in a special way
I’m in love and it’s a sunny day

Who out there loves sunny days?! We sure do, and when you combine that with a bit of saltwater, sandy toes and a hint of a cooling breeze in the air, then there’s a lot to swoon over! Well today, get ready to ride a happy, creative wave for your next project paradise: a seaside scrapbook layout!

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Harvest a Field Of Memories On This Fall Scrapbook Layout: Croptoberfest 2021

Just like the thrilling twists and turns of a corn maze, we’re in the thick of an awesome Croptoberfest season! Many scrappers like you have been on the path toward superb creativity this 2021 Croptoberfest and events are happening all the time near you, from virtual to in-person and hybrid events!*

Crisp designs, warming tones, fields of fresh details — it’s all here in the Croptoberfest 2021 collection for you to snuggle up with! Take a look for yourself with this fall scrapbook layout and accent your autumnal adventures today!

*If you would like to attend a Croptoberfest event (virtual, in-person or hybrid events), you can connect with an Advisor near you using our handy Advisor Locator search on the website. US | CA | AU

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Pocket Your Memories Upon This 8×8 Scrapbook Layout — Literally

Say “Peekaboo! I see you!” to your beloved photos and memories with Peekaboo Pockets™! Okay, maybe you don’t have to say that, but you’ll love these pockets as a surprise, interactive element of efficiently packing your album pages with an extra dynamic layer of photos, journal boxes, artwork, memorabilia and more. (No more leaving memories off a page due to a lack of space!) And when you’re working with a smaller 8×8 scrapbook album, you want to slide in as many good times as you can! Check out this 8×8 scrapbook layout that showcases the power of Peekaboo Pockets™!

Psst, want to learn more about Peekaboo Pockets™? Then view this video to get the inside scoop of how these clear pockets make your pages come alive!

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Pick of the Creative Patch: Fall Scrapbook Layout

There’s something special about the sights, smells and tastes of autumn — from hopping on hayrides to sipping hot and cinnamony apple cider, walking atop crunchy fallen leaves to navigating through corn mazes… and more! One of the most enduring autumnal traditions for many is going to a pumpkin patch to choose your very own pumpkin(s) to carve and don your front steps! Yes, harvesting these orbs of farm-fresh fun do make for great memories with your kids and grandkids — and you can see how you can take those autumnal afternoons at the local pumpkin patch and make this fall scrapbook layout!

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Feel the Flower Power With This Sunflower Scrapbook Layout

Did you know that the National Garden Bureau designated 2021 as the “Year of the Sunflower?!” On that note, here at CM, sunflowers are the main design factor for many aspects of the Croptoberfest 2021 collection! It’s hard to not love these brilliant blooms — they radiate a cheeriness and positivity and they grow strong and tall. Sunflowers earned their common name because their big, joyful heads follow the movement of the sun across the sky easy to west, and then returns at night to face the east, ready again for the morning sun (aka, heliotropic). Turn your direction to sunflowers this autumn — from the massive meadows, pretty pastures and fertile fields — and partake in some bloomin’ photo ops. And after — make this sunflowers scrapbook layout!

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