Virtual Crop: Challenge 4

Happy Sunday!  Whether you’ve been with us all day – or are just joining in now, we are so glad that you are able to join us for the Spring 2017 Virtual Crop!

The sun is shining here in Sydney, and we are supposed to have a fabulous day here! The air is warm and the flowers are budding.  What a great day to open the window, take in the fresh air, and scrap the afternoon away.

Got your afternoon coffee or tea? I can’t scrap without my cuppa.   What about you? What is your go-to scrapping drink?

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Virtual Crop: Welcome & Challenge 1

Welcome Everyone!

We are so glad that you have joined us for our September Virtual Crop!

If you haven’t already, you will want to 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!

Here are some tips to best prepare for this event:

Gather some photos and scrappy supplies, get comfy clothes (or jammies) on, and crop the day away with us from the comfort of your home.

We will host several challenges throughout the next 10 hours from our Facebook Event Page to inspire you (all Australian Eastern Time): 10am, 12pm, 2pm, 4pm and 6pm.

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Friends Forever

Hi, everybody. A week ago, I finally got the chance to meet up with my Best Friend Mischelle for dinner and a movie. We’ve been friends for over twenty years! I met Mischelle when I was a senior in high school. She’s 10 years older than me, but the age difference never mattered… as you can see. Twenty years later we still make fun of each other and laugh at ourselves. We often say, what happened to us? We are getting old!

I love the photo of us together. We barely had any makeup on, but we didn’t let that bother us. We always take photos when we are together. It’s all about the moment.

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Simple Borders Using Dancing Daisies!

One of my favourite things to do when Creative Memories launches a new Border Maker Cartridge is to punch out a whole pile of the new border and just play! I like to see how it can be layered, stacked, positioned on a page, etc. I just love spending some time being creative! I also love seeing which other Border Maker Cartridges coordinate nicely with it.

Today I want to share with you what came out of my playing and experimenting with the new Dancing Daisies Border Maker Cartridge. I chose to punch a pile of white border strips as a starting point and then used the Mix and Match Paper Pack and Embellishments to complete some borders.

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Love Bug Mix & Match Layout

Who is your love bug?  Maybe it might be your husband, your child, your niece or nephew, your grandchild….. whoever it is, this is the perfect layout to add their photos to.

Document the reasons why they are your “Love Bug”.  Trust me, it will make them feel loved beyond measure!

Creating a simple, yet embellished layout does not have to be a lot of work.  Cut several strips of paper the same length and width, and then a few flowers at the end of each and you are golden.

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Send A Note To Say Hello

I always have my Creative Memories goodies all packed and ready to go with me. Currently,  I am spending my days in our RV out of town while my hubby works.  I love the versatility of Creative Memories products, everything you need to make amazing layouts and cards is at your fingertips.  I do have a well-stocked craft studio in my home but I don’t like hauling all my goodies with me.  Everything I need to create can be found with Creative Memories products!

I don’t know about you, but I love to make and send cards to loved ones to hopefully brighten their day.  I do not have a stash of cards here in the RV so I decided to make this set of four note cards just to have on hand.

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Love Mix & Match Border

Love is…..Love.

I love to drink my coffee first thing in the morning.  I love my son’s humour.  I love spending my spare time scrapbooking.  I love meatballs and mashed potatoes.  I love smelling the scent of ocean air.  We can LOVE just about anything.

However, what I really LOVE about this scrapbooking border is that I was able to use the Jumbo Jet Border Maker Cartridge in a very non-traditional way.  In fact, I bet when you look at this border, you didn’t even know the Jumbo Jet cartridge was used.  And, better yet—you can use this on just about any layout about many forms of LOVE!

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Love Your Life

Isn’t life beautiful?

There are so many days that I just have to step back and remind myself how beautiful this life we live really is.  Take a deep breath, and take in all the sights, sounds, smells, and people around me.

By snapping a few photos of these things, is a wonderful reminder to LOVE LIFE!  Today I challenge you to snap at least two photos of the things that will remind you to do this. Once you have these photos, add them to a layout! Throw a few flowers on there for the beauty-factor!

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Doodling on Your Scrapbooking Layouts

Hello, everybody! Today, I am sharing a layout using the Royal Blue and Cranberry Mix & Match Designer Paper and Flower Embellishments. I know that the 4th of July has come and gone, but I love this photo too much to not scrap it.

The morning of the 4th of July, Edward and I arrived at my sister Jamie’s house to help her set up since she was hosting the 4th of July party. Naturally, she and I took a selfie as we poured ourselves a glass of Mimosa.

My sister texts Jamie after she see’s the selfie and was like, “what is she wearing!” (that would be me). We bought the same shirt at Target to wear and it totally wasn’t planned. She showed up an hour later with a different version of my shirt. Well, our shirt. LOL, she took a pair of scissors to make herself a v-neck and trimmed the edges of her sleeves. I am not sure why she just didn’t cut the shirt in half across the middle while she was at it, but we had a good laugh!

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A Gem of a Layout – using Gemstone Patterns

A gem is a precious or unique stone which can be used in jewellery.

In this case, it is precious and can be used on your scrapbooking layouts.

The way I see it, scrapbooking layouts equate to jewellery.  Each unique in their own way.

Not sure about you, but there are times when I am creating that things just fall together. This is one of those times.  When I looked at the diamond shaped Custom Cutting System pattern I was trying to envision a flower.  So, I just cut out several of the shapes until it all came together.

I do have to say that creating this layout will require Repositionable Adhesive.  You will want your diamond shapes to be flexible until you have them placed exactly where you want them.  Once you have the entire flower shape created, you will adhere it to the layout using your Tape Runner.

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