With everything going on in the world this past year, many of us have found ourselves spending a lot more time at home. Perhaps you’ve picked up a new hobby or expanded on a current one, whether it would be gardening, scrapbooking, making music, sewing, woodworking and more! Many schools have gone from in-person learning to virtual sessions, and even a hybrid of the two. Maybe you’ve found yourself around the kitchen table more or taught your kids some cooking and baking tips. Video calls graciously give us the ability family, friends and co-workers from the comfort of home. And in light of these times, people have pushed through and found ways to connect with one another… determined to still make memories. And that’s just what blog contributor Noreen Smith did with her COVID-19 scrapbook layout by gridding some at-home memories with the Staycation collection! What memories have you had within the walls of your home this past year?Continue reading Grid Homey Memories With This COVID-19 Scrapbook Layout
It’s happy hour every hour when you make projects with the Wine Chain Border Maker Cartridge! This cartridge creates a wine bottle, wine glass and champagne flute design to uncork your creativity for layouts of weddings and anniversaries, birthdays, New Year’s Eve, trips to the vineyard, celebrating promotions and even those relaxing staycation moments at home. (Hello, game nights and stay-at-home wine tastings!) And whether you prefer a fruity rosé, a full-bodied red, a bright white or non-alcoholic sparkling grape juice, you’re sure to be be grape-ful to add this BMC to your toolbox! Toast to new delights with these wine scrapbook borders!Continue reading Sip, Sip, Hooray With These Wine Scrapbook Borders
Who says you need to go to a fancy resort to have an awesome vacation? There’s beauty and adventure to be found on your doorstep, backyard, park or local surroundings and landmarks… without the hassle of jet lag or costs of hotels, transportation and more! Even better, staycations can be every bit as relaxing and fun, and can help you get “away” from daily hustles and bustles and to recharge. Ready to splash into action? Then take advantage of this summer scrapbook layout — it’s sure to make your next staycation beam bright within your album!
Whether you’re hosting a birthday party, a family reunion or even just looking for something to do after dinner to ease into the evening, game days and nights are always a good idea — bonus points for lots of memories and laughter! Even better, with so many video chat options available today (Zoom, anyone?) there are tons of opportunities to stay connected and be competitive. A win-win-win for all! Blog contributor Sachiyo Omitsu and her family have been actively playing games during these unusual times, and because of it, many family night delights have occurred! See how she tapped into board game bliss with this game night scrapbook layout!Continue reading It’s a Family Night Delight With This Game Night Scrapbook Layout
Dominoes. Charades. Scrabble. Cribbage. Blackjack. Video games. Chess. There sure is a bounty of board games, a caboodle of card games, a vast volume of virtual games and more out there in the world! Not only do they pass the time in an entertaining way, but games also ensue laughter, increase brain function, make for wonderful memories and strengthen relationships with family and friends! (Talk about a win!) Are you ready to play with papers, stickers and embellishments? Then say “game on” and try out this staycation scrapbook layout!Continue reading It’s Game Time With This Staycation Scrapbook Layout
As much of the world continues to practice social distancing, working from home, attending virtual classes, wearing masks and more, the current situation has also resurged precious commodities — quality time together as a family and home cooking. In fact, with stay-at-home orders and safety guidelines and practices, many families have turned to baking (banana bread, anyone?), cooking and eating together for comfort, entertainment, conversation and connection. (Added bonus: Numerous studies have also shown that having family dinners lead to healthy benefits, like an increase in academic performance, higher self-esteem and better overall nutrition, just to name a few!) Ready to cook up some new borders for your layouts? Take a peek at this feast of dinner scrapbook projects featuring the latest Staycation collection and Dine Border Punch!
Vacations to far-away locations are a stellar way to explore the world and its sights and sensations. But as amazing as a trip to a far-flung land sounds, there’s something about hunkering down at home or playing tourist in your hometown or a nearby place. Enter: staycations (also known as “holistay” to some!). And on that note, the newest Staycation collection! This collection is inspired by the memories made during “the new normal,” and is great for photos of game nights, picnics and trips to the park, cooking and eating together, exploring the great outdoors and the other ways you enjoy your local surroundings. Peek at this layout and think about how you’d use this collection to commemorate your special local-living moments!Continue reading Hunker Down (and Craft!) With This Staycation Scrapbook Layout