Titles & Tags Using Rectangle Patterns

The Custom Cutting System has long been a beloved staple for adding some circle and oval shapes to our pages. Now we can expand our shape-ortoire to rectangles! There are endless ways to use the new Rectangle Patterns on all kinds of pages and album styles. Here are just a few ideas to get you started.

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Happy Mother’s Day Mom!

My Mom is the centre of our family and we all love to spend time with her, whether it be a special dinner, shopping, cottage time, travel, out to dinner, a walk and or just having a cup of coffee together.  She treasures each and every one of her grandchildren as they treasure her.  Mother’s Day is a day to make her feel as special as she does with all of us.

I try to take as many photos of my children and my brother’s children with her as these will always be treasured memories.  Not just on Mother’s Day is it important to snap those photos, but all through the year.

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Time for Adventure: Create a Card

Adventure can be described as an exciting or very unusual experience, to take the chance of, or to take the risk involved. 

Do you know someone who is going on an adventure?

Perhaps they are graduating from high school or college, going on a mission trip, or moving out on their own for the first time—and you want to wish them well in said ADVENTURE, this is the perfect card to create.

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Challenge 2: Creative Memories NSD Virtual Crop

Hi Everyone!  Glad you are able to join us on the eve of National Scrapbook Day!

Did you get a chance to check out the first challenge and learn how to incorporate “doodling” onto your scrapbook pages?

We hope to inspire you with our projects, and can’t wait to see what you create and share with us!

Make sure that you are following us on the Facebook Event Page—so you don’t miss a beat!

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Welcome to the National Scrapbook Day Virtual Crop: Challenge 1

WELCOME!

We are so glad that you have joined us for our National Scrapbook Day Virtual Crop!

If you haven’t already, you will want to join us right on our Facebook Event Page!

If you have not RSVP’d saying that you will join us — you can do so now!

Here are some tips to best prepare for this event:

Gather some photos and scrappy supplies, get comfy clothes (or jammies) on, and crop the afternoon and evening today,  and all day tomorrow- away with us from the comfort of your home.

We will host several challenges throughout the next day and a half from our Facebook Event Page to inspire you (all Central Time): 3pm, 7pm, and tomorrow at 9am, 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 5pm.

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To Smile, or NOT to Smile

My life has been documented relentlessly since I was born.  Sitting on a bookshelf, the blue scrapbooks have multiplied through the years as I have experienced more and more in life. From the big moments: the first day of kindergarten, starting high school, college acceptance letter, my grandma’s last Christmas, and moving to Philadelphia; to the trifling: vacations, school dances, sporting events, family reunions, and day trips; my life is neatly remembered in those growing blue books.

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Getaway Memories Scrapbooking Layout

We all love to getaway.  Whether it is for a day, a weekend, or a week-long vacation- it refreshes the body and soul.

Last summer, my husband and I took a week off of work to move both of our boys into their new homes.  One to his sophomore year of college in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and the other to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for his first year of law school.  It was an adventure to say the least.  We traveled over 3000 miles and saw parts of the country that we had never seen before.  We loved capturing photos of the road signs and countryside along the way.

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It’s Hip to be Square: Create a Calendar Grid Scrapbook Layout

“Think imaginatively using new ideas instead of traditional or expected ideas.”

Can you guess what the sentence above is a definition of? I’m almost one hundred percent positive that you’ve heard it before…

Need a hint? A square box….or lots of little square boxes.

Did you get it now? Alright, let’s check your answer.

 

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Create a Card: 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch

Cutting corners.

Making it quick…and easy.

This is how most of us love to work, if we are able.

Let us show you how cutting a corner can also be FUN!  … using the 4-Way Corner and Hole Punch to create a beautiful card.

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Photo Tips – Aperture/F-Stop

Ready to learn about aperture/F-stop? I am going to share a few tips with you about how to get started setting your aperture.

The first step is to decide what you are trying to achieve from the photo you want to take, blurred background, everything in focus, stop action, blurred action. If you are trying to blur your background or keep everything in focus it is your aperture you are going to set first. When beginning it is a good idea to go 50 percent manual and you do this by using the A(Nikon) or AV(Canon) mode found on the dial on the top of your camera. In this mode you set the f-stop and the camera chooses the correct shutter speed to balance the light meter in your camera.

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