Challenge 5- Creative Memories Virtual Crop

What a fabulous day this has been.

Together, we have created hundreds of projects to be added to our scrapbooks with memories that will last a lifetime.

We, here at Creative Memories Home Office thank you for being here with us today. Please make sure to mark the dates for the rest of the 2017 Virtual Crops on your calendars.  We LOVE having a FULL house here.

Without any further delay……

The final challenge.

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Challenge 4- Creative Memories March Virtual Crop

We know that you all love a great sketch.

Sketches have so much life in them.  Use different collections each time, and you are sure to have endless possibilities.  You can also rotate the sketch right or left, and get a whole new take on it.

Sketches are created as a “jumping off” point for you.  They can be interpreted exactly or very loosely.  There are not measurements, so you can make it yours.

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Challenge 3- Creative Memories Virtual Crop

This day is just flying by!

So much of North America is experiencing some beautiful weather this weekend. You might be enjoying shorts, t-shirts and flip-flops.   However, it is still pretty cool here in Minnesota.  We are still wearing long pants with long-sleeve shirts, and closed toe shoes.  And, layering.  Maybe more than one layer, possibly even two or three layers.

So, while we are layering on our clothing here in Minnesota, let’s talk about LAYERING our borders on our scrapbook pages.

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Challenge 2-Creative Memories March Virtual Crop

Are you having FUN yet?

We are LOVING all the Custom Cutting System scrapbooking spreads 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 projects!  …and having LOTS of fun!

(How many of you are still in your jammies?  We promise we won’t tell!)

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Challenge 1- Creative Memories March Virtual Crop

Welcome!

We are SOOOO glad that you joined us for the March 2017  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?” Yesterday’s blog post helps describe the event.

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 at the end of each challenge.  Use the hashtag #CMVirtualCrop.  If you have any questions, just ask in the comments section of each post either here on the blog or on the Facebook Page.

So, let’s get started!

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10 Steps to a Custom Woodland Whimsy Girl Baby Card

I was recently at a baby shower for a friend. The mom-to-be is obsessed with cute foxes, so the location was beautifully decorated with handcrafted woodsy-themed baby decorations, the food was cleverly named with forest creatures in mind (e.g., bare meatballs with sauce served on the side were labeled as Bear Balls), and the games were equally as well-thought-out and personalized for the future mom. The only thing that wasn’t well-thought-out and customized? The baby shower cards.

As I watched her open card after card and gift card after gift card (all bearing the same company name and image, mind you), it dawned on me how special a handmade baby shower card could be.

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5 Sorbet Card Ideas & Tips

What to do on a sunny Saturday morning in the spring? Why, grab a cup of coffee, turn on some inspiring music and pull out your card making supplies!

This past week, I experimented with the Sorbet collection. It features a vibrant set of colors and patterns, and the bold papers make it easy to create one-of-a-kind cards that are bursting with fun!

Bundled together below are a few card making tips, as well as 5 card making ideas for you to try using Sorbet. By just adding a few of the Sorbet Embellishments as complementary accents to the beautiful papers, you can easily have a card done in minutes!

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Woodland Whimsy Baby Samplers

The Woodland Whimsy Baby Boy and Baby Girl Collections just might be my favorite product line yet!  Both collections are full of versatile prints and incredibly cute embellishments and stickers.  However, these collections are not just for baby photos.  The woodland theme is also perfect for any type of outdoor photos.  In fact, I think that the collections are neutral enough to be used for almost any type of photos.

As always, Creative Memories is right on trend with these collections.  The woodland theme is currently a popular motif for baby nurseries, and both of my samplers would make a cute decor item.  They could be used with an easel on a dresser or framed for the wall.  The samplers would also make a great introduction page to a baby scrapbook album.

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Celebrate the Women in your Life

 

Today is International Women’s Day, so let’s remember and celebrate the women who have been impactful in our lives.

For some, it may have been an inspirational teacher you had growing up, or perhaps a boss or supervisor who went the extra mile to show you success. For me, it was my maternal grandmother, Leona, who we affectionately called “Grandma Onie.” My goal in this life is to be half the woman she was. Let me tell you a little bit about her.

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A Bright and Beautiful Shower

Today I am so excited to be sharing this project with you! I recently hosted a baby shower for a friend of mine and to create all of the party decor and elements I used the DIGITAL Cake My Day Collection!

Everything was pre-designed on my computer and then I sent it off to have it printed on cardstock at my local print shop. It was super fast, super fun to make, and best of all — it knocked the socks off the mama-to-be, which is always fun!

So, let’s get started! What I did first was downloaded the Cake My Day collection from the CM shop. Once the files were purchased, I uploaded them into my software and started to design!

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