Virtual Crop: Challenge 2-Creative Uses of ABC/123 Alphabet Stickers

Are you having FUN yet? Isn’t creating with a sketch fun?

We are LOVING all the projects that you are posting on our Facebook Event Page!

Let’s keep moving—so we can get as many projects completed today as possible!

It’s all about the completed project!  Keeping those memories alive, in those beautiful scrapbooks of yours!

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Virtual Crop: Welcome/Challenge 1-Sketch

Welcome!

We are SOOOO glad that you joined us for the September Virtual Crop!

We have so many ideas that we hope will inspire you today!

Welcome back to those of you who have virtually cropped with us before, and a BIG warm welcome to all you newbies!

If you are new, you might be asking yourself “What is a Virtual Crop, and WHY am I here?”

Let me help answer that!

First and foremost—no need to get out of your jammies!  Just make yourself a cup of tea/coffee, grab a few photos, along with some scrappy supplies!  (Oh, and you will DEFINITELY need some chocolate!)

We will be hosting several challenges right here on the blog, and posting to the events page on Facebook!

Please post your completed pages on the Facebook Events Page to qualify for the door prizes that will be given away throughout the day.  If you have any questions, just ask in the comments section of each post either here on the blog or on the Facebook Page.

We are thrilled to share with you—that we are offering for the first time ever a Virtual Crop Special!  If you place a $25 order today during the Virtual Crop (9am-6pm CST), you will get $10 off your purchase!  So, if you have had a few things on your wish list, today is the day to fill the cart!  Who doesn’t love a FREE $10?  Happy Shopping! Make sure you use the code:  SEPTCROP10

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Pinterest Inspired Study Buddies Scrapbook Layout

Pinterest is my never fail go to place when I’m looking for ideas for a new scrapbook layout.

Most often I browse Pinterest looking for inspiration or an idea I can use on my own project. This time though I had something specific in mind – a one photo, school themed layout.

I found quite a few layouts that fit that criteria using Pinterest search. All I had to do was choose which layout I wanted to use.

Today I’m going to share my version of a layout created by Liz Qualman at Liz Qualman Designs. Liz created her super cute scrapbook layout for girl. Mine was created for a boy using Creative Memories’ new Study Buddies Collection. I used the same concept for my layout but changed things up a bit.

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Scrapbooking Layout Ideas using Denim Blues Collection

Are you feeling blue?

We certainly are NOT, as we are loving the new Denim Blues Collection.

The collection has various blues to use to scrapbook just about any occasion….baby, family, a day on the farm, teenagers, etc.

Noreen created this “2 Cute” scrapbooking spread of an adorable little guy showing off his handsomeness.

This collection pairs so well with the Beige Cardstock. It’s warm and inviting.

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Make Your Black Scrapbook Pages POP

Black Pages are always a safety net.  Always.

You can add just the photos to them with little embellishing, and they really pop.

The key to making them pop is to add a touch of color, pulling from the colors in the photos.

In this spread, Beth shows us which colors she pulled from her photos, and incorporated them into the 2 page spread by creating chevrons to enhance.

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Croptoberfest Cards and Scrapbook Layout Ideas

Have you seen the exclusive Croptoberfest product?

The multi-cultural designs of this paper pack is inviting for family photos, picnics, gatherings and so much more!

Even cards.

The papers have a warm and cozy feel to them, which will make the recipient feel so much love when receiving it!

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Circle Weave Border Maker Cartridge Scrapbooking Ideas

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Playing around with the new Circle Weave Border Maker Cartridge, I discovered it can create some versatile looks. I love how it plays off of the Lace Flower Chain and Chevron shapes, too. For these borders, I tried it out using several of my favorite Collections: Fall In, Fresh Picks, Cool Serenity and Natural Elegance Wedding.

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Scrapbook Lunch Box Notes For your Children

A new school year is an exciting time for our kids. As a parent, I always met the first day of school with both anticipation and trepidation. Would my child like her teacher? Would she make friends? Would she be engaged and excited to learn? Would she miss me as much as I would miss her?

To help her (and me) through her first day(s) I would tuck a note inside her lunch box. A sentiment, an “inside” joke, a funny drawing…just to let her know I was thinking about her and make her smile.

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Basic to Dressy Natural Elegance Fast2Fab Scrapbook Page Ideas

I love it that I can create an entire scrapbook album in just a few hours with Creative Memories Fast2Fab Predesigned Albums. I just adhere my photos to the pages, add some journaling and that’s it! It’s great when I want to finish an album quickly. The cool thing is that there are coordinating embellishments, stickers and papers available when I want to dress my pages up. Today I’m going to share two scrapbook layouts from the Natural Elegance Fast2Fab album with you. One basic layout and one dressed up version.

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Meet Us Monday: Marnie Beltz

Hello! My name is Marnie Beltz and I head up CM’s Marketing/Communications, Advisor support/Customer Service. My journey with CM started in March of 2000, when I signed on to create the Creative Memories website. In a few months we took it from three pages to 150 featuring products, ideas and more. From there I had the privilege of spearheading a variety of projects and departments over the years, including creating Persona Imprinting and leading Branding, Digital, Business Development, Research and Communications.

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