They’re nature’s finest organic concealers (and have been known to beautifully cover an unsightly fence with trailing greenery and flowers). They offer shade for patios and screen your porch for privacy. They sculpt and design themselves to enhance trellises, pergolas or other architectural elements of a home. They’re vines! And if you’re looking to prune a pretty presence onto your next projects, then combine the Climbing Vine Chain Border Maker Cartridge with the Spring Cottage collection for a fresh, new take! Here’s a garden of great spring scrapbook projects — a DIY spring card and two spring scrapbook borders!Continue reading It’s a Vine of the Times With These Spring Scrapbook Projects
Parks, beaches, gardens, backyards, lakes, streams, nature trails… different aspects of the great outdoors can be canvases for exploration, imagination and play (for both children and adults)! And after all that fresh air fun, you’re going to need a canvas to showcase the sunshine and smiles, which is where this spring scrapbook layout come in! What outdoorsy wonders would you highlight?Continue reading This Spring Scrapbook Layout Is a Breath of Fresh Air Fun
Many people cannot wait for spring to arrive. The Earth, on its seasonal trek, leans in closer to the sun and brings bouts of warmer weather, verdant grass, budding blooms and a chorus of chirping birds! And this springtime sensation, migration and nesting of birds is the perfect time to do some bird watching (and perhaps learning a bit about the feathered fowls that live in your area!). Just ask blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu — her and her family have been admiring recent winged additions that have called their front porch home, tweet home! Take a look at this birdhouse scrapbook layout and try it out for yourself!
They may be smaller than a regular 12×12 album, but 8×8 album covers sure are mighty! Speaking of 8x8s, have you placed your orders for the latest-and-greatest 8×8 albums? There are eight options for you to pick from between now and the 13th of April (or while supplies last!), including two foiled bookcloth options, Vintage Green Herringbone and Antique Red Tile, and six solid sensations in Tide Pool, Ruby, Cobalt, Chocolate, Icy Blue and Ebony! These exclusive albums are perfectly sized photo- and memory-capturing parcels, and are also fabulous as gifts, weekender projects, as a coffee table album and more! Ready to get started on a DIY 8×8 scrapbook album? Then follow along with blog contributor Krislyn Mattei as she shows you a quick and easy way to make numerous 8×8 layouts with just a few supplies and tools of your choice! Easy-peasy, 8x8s are breezy!Continue reading Simple Steps To Mighty Marvels: DIY 8×8 Scrapbook Album Idea
Easter is right around the corner, and the preparations are in full swing with adorable bunny decorations, kiddos dyeing eggs (and unavoidably, their hands!) in bright hues and blooms of tulips, lilies and daffodils wafting their floral presence through the air. Even Advisor Jennene Doyle has started prepping for this egg-citing occasion with an Easter scrapbook layout that’s sure to make you crack a smile. In fact, she uses a cool weaving technique, as well as a trick with the Dot Tip Pens — hoppin‘ into action to make beautiful designs. Ready to see what it’s all about?
Being in nature is simply wonderful, whether it’s taking an epic hike through a wooded area to sitting on the shores of a lake and fishing the day away. Clearing your mind in nature is a great way to help you hit the reset button, rejuvenate and refresh your senses and reflect on all that’s around you. Speaking of reflecting, blog contributor Noreen Smith did just that with one of her latest projects — she freshened up a one-page layout and reflected certain elements, patterns and designs to create a mirrored two-page standout! Want to see how she did it? Take a peek at this double-the-fun idea with her spring scrapbook spread below!Continue reading Reflect Your Creativity With This Two-Page Spring Scrapbook Spread
Whether perched upon a cattail or performing aerial aerobics above a lake or pond, dragonflies are a sure sign of springtime and summer. And while these fluttering, transparent-winged beings are some of the world’s oldest insects (estimated to have inhabited around 300 million years ago!) this insect has swarmed onto the CM scene as one latest punches to take your projects to new heights — it’s the Dragonfly Punch! Curious to what dragonfly scrapbook projects and DIY dragonfly card we have line up for you today?Continue reading Wing It On With These Dragonfly Scrapbook Projects
Nature can be a reset button for one’s mind, body and spirit. In fact, being amongst natural environments have been shown to decrease stress and anxiety, promote well-being and better health and even increase creativity! (Yay for us scrappers!) Speaking of creativity, here’s a one-page layout that will surely reel in outdoorsy allure — take a gander below at how Mother Nature is always in style!
Ahh, springtime — a season of rebirth and renewal, from fresh floral fragrances to little birds peeping and chirping from within their homely nests, winged insects fluttering through the air and drizzly rain showers to unearth sprouting greenery from the dark of winter. Of course, it’s only natural to want to commemorate this grand thaw, and it’s easy to do so with the Spring Cottage collection! Take a look at how this spring scrapbook layout gets into the spring of things — and bee inspired to make it yourself!
There may still be a bit of snow on the ground and a brisk nip in the air at CM headquarters in Minnesota, but there are butterflies, blooming wildflowers, lily pads, picnics and bees buzzin’ around due to the latest collection to launch — Spring Cottage! If you have some spring fever and want to add splashes of soft hues and renewed creativity inside your albums, then get ready for scrapbooking serenity, as this collection is a breath of fresh air for your photos of cabin or cottage days, the outdoors, Mother’s Day, camping, gardening and more seasonal sensations! Check out this one-page wonder and see for yourself!Continue reading This Spring Scrapbook Layout Is a Breath of Fresh Air