Several years ago when my mom retired from her 20-year teaching career, she decided to make a ninety-degree change and become a student – learning quilting! She spent hours upon hours learning the process, techniques and stitching from an expert quilter from her church, and took on the time-consuming challenge of making thoughtful, personalized quilts for all four of her kids, as well as her grandkids.
She’s made me two patchwork quilts that I absolutely adore, one ballet-themed and one themed around my dogs, and they’re my favorite gifts from her. Today’s Patchwork Quilt Scrapbook Layout was inspired by my love of these quilts. Let’s take a look!
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When a new collection arrives, I love to see how all the pieces work together and play with the Paper, Embellishments and Mats to start – even before I start creating layouts and working with photos. This gets my creative juices flowing and I get excited and more inspired to work with the collection. Today, I decided to play around with Full Bloom and created three spring scrapbook layouts you’re going to love!
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Yesterday, we launched the new Textile Timber, Stone and Cloth Paper Packs, and while they make stunning layouts by themselves, you’re not going to believe how awesome they work making stunning scrapbook layouts paired with other CM collections! We’ve compiled five of our favourites for you today. Intrigued?
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When I was in my early teens, my favorite place to escape to starting in early spring and lasting through late fall was a gentle creek that flowed behind my house. It was surrounded by beautiful woods, and I’d sit on a rock and journal – just close enough that I could dip my fingers in and touch the cool, shallow water when I needed creative inspiration, and I’d admire the trees that stretched up toward the sky and seemed to reach the clouds from where I sat. From the elms and birch trees to the maples and oaks – each tree brought its own uniqueness to my secret sanctuary.
When I made this layout with the new Timber Paper Pack, I couldn’t help but realize that the stunning papers evoked a similar sentiment, bringing something extra special and personal to my memories. Today, I’d like to share this gift with you.
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Moment of truth – how many photos have you taken on your phone in the last year? Seriously, take a second to contemplate it… Now, how many of those photos did you print? And how many of them did you back-up?
According to a recent article, approximately one-third of iPhones suffer accidental damage or get broken each year. The most common causes of damage? Falling out of the user’s hand or lap, falling into liquid or having liquid spilled on it, and getting knocked off a table. So, what can you do to keep your precious digital photos safe? We’ve got a few ideas…
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Feeling pressed for time and the pressure to get your special photos into your scrapbook in a timely manner? Not a problem! We’ve got a layout you’ll love that’s doable in an hour or less… and, it’s stunning! Take a look…
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What supplies should you bring to a Virtual Crop? How many photos should you print? What prizes can you win? Oh yeah, and what is a Virtual Crop and how do you participate? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered! We’ve put together the 411 on Virtual Crops (and hint: our next one is just ONE WEEK away!) so you’ll be prepared for when the festivities begin!
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Happy Valentine’s Day! Whether you receive chocolates, flowers or a thoughtful card from a special someone today, given how much we know you LOVE scrapbooking, we’ve got the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for you!
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Tired of gifting and receiving generic Valentine’s Day chocolates, store-bought cards and flowers? Us too! For Valentine’s Day 2018, we’re setting the bar a little higher – and more personal, which is what this holiday is all about! After all, those store-bought Valentine’s Day cards may have beautiful words that work for the masses, but no one can say the words you want to say quite like you! So, we’ve compiled a list of four Valentine’s Day ideas that we know you’re going to love! Take a peek…
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Think beautiful scrapbook layouts have to be time-consuming? Think again! We’ve got an idea you’re going to love that makes creating a gorgeous spring scrapbook layout a breeze… and no, it’s not a Fast2Fab™ (although those are also an awesome option for completing an album quickly!). Curious what it is?
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