Our Life At The Lake

Summer is my favourite time of the year and I seem to wish the days away all spring to get to the cottage again!  Morning coffee on the deck,  lazy afternoons on the beach, snacks and refreshments on the boat and smores by the campfire are a few of the things we love.  Oh yeah… and taking photos of all of these wonderful memories!

Slice of Summer Digital Kit is perfect for our memories at the lake!  The colours and the embellishments work fantastic!

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Digital – Mix & Match Collections

I am a traditional scrapbooker  as well as a digital designer and two of my favourite embellishments are flowers and gems when I am scrapping traditionally.  So… you can only imagine my delight when the Mix & Match Digital Kits were introduced…and in so many beautiful colours!!!

I love layering different flower combinations along with the gems and the HUGE benefit when scrapping digitally is you never run out of your favourites because the supply is endless!  I am going to share a few pages I designed to show you different colour combinations and ways to decorate your pages with these “little gems”.

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Digital Tips – Decorative Digital Prints

The Pockets Albums are a great way to get a project done quickly, especially for gifts.  I love using lots of embellishments so incorporating digital artwork with my photos works fantastically for  pocket pages.

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Digital Pages – Fur Buddies Digital Kit

Oh how we love our pets and they deserve scrapbook pages too!  Fur Buddies Digital Kit is perfect for designing pages with pet photos.  We never want to forget how much love and comfort they bring to our lives and capturing those memories is so important.  Sometimes we don’t have our pets very long so these are treasured photos.

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Top 5 Crazy Creative Things My Siblings & I Did Together: National Siblings Day 2017

There was rarely a dull moment in my household growing up. There were four of us kids in the family—my older brother, me, and my two younger sisters—and my parents had a strict family rule that we couldn’t watch more than 30 minutes of TV a day. While we all had hobbies and activities that we liked doing on our own during the week, we often ended up creating innovative games and activities together on weekends. Given that today is National Siblings Day 2017, I thought I’d take a few minutes to share my list of the top 5 crazy creative things I did with my siblings growing up (and don’t judge!).

***Sibling Day Idea: Create a digital layout for your sibs! Mix and match digital papers and elements for a look that is uniquely you. This layout features digitals from Forever Yours, Cap & Gown and Cool Serenity.***

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Challenge 5- Creative Memories March 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 March 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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