10 Must-Haves for a Crop

Have you been invited to a “crop”, or a scrapbooking retreat?

Depending on the length of the event we often times find ourselves wondering what we need to bring with us.  We can so easily get side-tracked and want to take half of our possessions with us.

Take a step back and simplify.  There are only 10 items that you should have.  And, if you are missing one or two don’t panic as I am sure that one of your “crop” neighbors will have just what you are needing.  And “crop” neighbors tend to be some of the nicest “folk” out there.

Recently I had the pleasure of traveling to northern MN to attend a “crop” with Creative Memories Advisors Sherry Bisek and Leslie Hauge.  Their guests helped me-to help you- know what you should bring with you.

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Ho! Ho! Ho! Tearing Tool Layout

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The countdown until Christmas has started for me!  Have you tried the Jagged Tearing Tool yet? If not, you need to put it on your wish list 🙂 With this tool you can create flawless torn edges for your scrapbook layouts & borders. I loved creating this festive layout using the Sugarplum Collection along with the paper-tearing tool.

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Let It Snow Glacier Layout

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Winter is coming our way and there is no doubt it will be fabulously COLD. There is good news though, you’ll have SNOW much fun scrapbooking this winter with the Snowman Border Maker Cartridge and Snowflake Trio Punch! I loved using these tools together, along with the Glacier Collection to create this winter scrapbook layout.

We want to see your fun, festive winter scrapbook layouts and projects you are making with the Glacier Collection and these scrapbooking tools!

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I Love Christmas!

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I love everything about the Christmas season; my family traditions, making new traditions with friends, red and green decorations, blue and silver decorations…you name it and if it’s Christmas, I’m in. One thing that is tradition in my area (maybe everywhere else too?) is living/singing Christmas trees. Choral groups in Christmas tree formation with beautiful poinsettias in front of them. It so happens I just received my poinsettia punch! So inspired by the singing poinsettia Christmas tree, I tried to recreate that on my layout! Here’s to traditions old and new….no matter how you celebrate with your family and friends…take pictures and preserve those memories!

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Woodland Whimsy Baby Borders

What’s not to love about the new Woodland Whimsy Baby Collection? The colors, the patterns and the oh-so-adorable baby animal stickers are breathtaking! I couldn’t wait to play…

These borders are designed with options for both boys and girls and play really nicely with the Woodland Whimsy Fast2Fab predesigned pages. Make them up, and use as you wish to add a little flair on pages of baby’s monthly milestones.

Tip: You may want to wait to add the month shapes, as you can mix and match any of the borders with any months as you create your baby’s album.

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Christmas Past Scrapbooking Sampler

Here’s a project that will help you kick-start your holiday decorating.  This sampler made with our beautiful Christmas Past Collection and Gold Shimmer Cardstock evokes the warm cozy feelings of being”home for the holidays”.

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You can use the sampler with an easel on your mantle as I did, or it would also be great on your old Creative Memories Everyday Display.  After the holidays are over, use the sampler as a title page for your annual Christmas album or cut it apart into three vertical panels to use as borders on scrapbook pages.

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Create Borders using Christmas Past

The Christmas Past Collection recalls the tradition of holidays spent with family. The sounds, smells and feelings of the season evoke nostalgia for the warmth of gathering with those you love, all through your lives.

The new Christmas Past Collection will bring you back, connecting Christmases past with present, reminding you of the traditions that connect your family through the years.

These borders will work well with any Christmas photos you want to remember and feature in your albums.

These borders work perfectly with the pre-designed pages of the Christmas Past Fast2Fab Album and are a fun way to add a personal touch.

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Home Decor: Create a DIY Rolled Paper Wreath

When I saw the Painted Harvest Collection I thought of the warmness it exuded.

That warm, fuzzy, comfy feeling of home.

Immediately, I had to create something for my home decor.

I wanted to duplicate the paper wreath in which I created for the current catalog using the Cool Serenity Collection.

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What is a Virtual Crop?

Tomorrow is the day!  Virtual Crop DAY!

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!

However, before then, here are some tips to best prepare for the event:

Gather some HOLIDAY photos and scrappy supplies, stay comfy in your jammies, and crop the day away with us from the comfort of your home.

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

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Denim Blues Collection Scrapbooking Border Ideas

Who doesn’t love denim?

Your go-to when it’s time to kick back might just be your favorite pair of jeans.

We love denim because it works with anything, can be dressed up or down and it’s super comfy. Our new Denim Blues collection is just like that.

Nearly every kind of page layout works great with these comforting shades of blue denim!

Here, I’ve paired it up with Fall In, Uncharted and Hello Baby Boy collections.

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