Theme – Horses

There are a lot of things horses contributed to human society. Back in the old times, they were used as draft animal and were even used in war. Horses were one of the chief means of transportation. They were considered wild animals but were believed to be tamed and trained some 4,000 years ago. They had been a partner and friend to humans. Due to exposure to humans, there are now many different breeds of horses. Some breeds are used for racing while others are bred for specific tasks.

Horses and humans have an eccentric relationship. They were even used to plow fields and bring in the harvest, carry goods and passengers, and adventurers to unknown lands. They are associated with the terms chivalry and cavalier, which connote honor, respect, good manners, and straightforwardness. 

Are you delighted with horses? Are you one of those who were mesmerized when they see one? It may be because of their posture, their long and silky hair, their magnificent eyes, or their powerful legs. Whatever it may be, there’s no doubt that horses are one of the many amazing and wonderful creatures in the world. Showcase your memories with horses and create beautiful layouts like the ones you see below!

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Theme – Awards

It is so overwhelming and grateful when you are appreciated and recognized for a job well done. Much more if you are given an award for it! It is one proof that your talent, skill, excellence and hard work were properly acknowledged. It gives you validation and boosts your confidence. It also motivates you to continue performing at your best.

Being rewarded for doing well is fulfilling on your part and inspiring for others. It makes you feel good, happy, delightful, valued and prominent. Moreover, the feeling of making your loved ones proud of you is also satisfying. Awards may be given out of appreciation from school, work, competitions or even from your loved ones, such as being the best parents, best spouse or best kids. These milestones are truly memorable and sensational not to put into a document. 

Have you ever received an award? How does it make you feel? Proud parents and loved ones will definitely create a wonderful page for these achievements similar to what our featured layout designers below have done to these remarkable moments.  

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Theme – Siblings

Siblings play a big role in our lives. They taught you so many life lessons growing up, and most importantly, they showed you how to be the best possible friend you could be. They will guide you and help you in different situations. Thanks to your siblings, you're receptive to the golden qualities you seek in a true friend. You learn to be more giving and not to be selfish. There are so many things to be thankful for having siblings. 

You and your siblings sure have unforgettable fights and great competitions for the attention of your parents. Despite this rivalry, your siblings are your greatest protectors and best supporters. They may bully you sometimes, or let’s say, most of the times where you start to get really annoyed and they will start to laugh at you. This act is one of their ways to show their affection towards you. No matter what ups and downs you may go through together, you know that you have someone who will truly love you no matter what the circumstances.

How fun is it to have siblings? Are you glad they came into your life? Knowing you have your partner-in-crime and forever best friends in the person of your siblings is such a great blessing from above. Showcase your most memorable photos with them and make your scrapbook pages as captivating as the sample layouts we have below! 

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6 Ways to customize quick-pages

Quick pages are widely available and meant to allow users to complete scrapbook pages in just a few minutes. The biggest advantage is the fact that it is quick to complete and the user does not have to be "inspired". However, one inconvenience is that everything is already chosen, and placed, leaving few options to the user. But with some tools and creativity, you can still tweak those quick pages.

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Theme – Festivals

A festival is an event ordinarily celebrated by a community and centering on some characteristic aspect of that community and its religion or culture. This constitutes typical cases of glocalization, as well as the high culture-low culture interrelationship. Festivals often serve to fulfill specific communal purposes, especially in regard to commemoration or thanking to the gods, goddesses or saints: they're called patronal festivals. They may also provide entertainment, which was particularly important to local communities before the advent of mass-produced entertainment.

There are different kinds of festivals which are celebrated across the globe. This could be a celebration of good harvest, cultural, religious, art, or music. There are also different ways on how they celebrate their kind of festival. Whether it’s a seasonal festival honoring the new year or an art festival with decades of tradition, festivals help connect us to our roots, our culture, and our values.

Have you been to some places and attended different festivals? What type of festival did you enjoy the most? Take a look at some great and lovely layouts below that are related to celebrating festivals and be inspired to create your own festival-themed scrapbook pages!

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Theme – Honeymoon

Honeymoon originates from old English and is a combination of two words, “Honey” and “Moone.” Honey represents sweetness like the food, and Moone refers to the period of one month. Couples used to celebrate the first month of marriage drinking Mead (a sweet drink) gifted to them. Honeymoon historically refers to the first month of marriage, which is expected to be the sweetest.

This represents one of the most traditional elements of the whole wedding and one that is highly unlikely to ever go out of fashion, even today. It is the period a couple spends time together alone, enjoying just the company of each other, away from family and friends. The first unforgettable moments as a married couple happen during this event of their lives. It is the time to bond, relax, enjoy things together, go on adventures, reflect on the relationship and what comes ahead. After all the stress of wedding planning, married couples deserve a memorable honeymoon. They usually go on a vacation or a trip to celebrate it. 

How did you spend your honeymoon? Whether it could be on a beach, a trip to far away places, enjoying city lights or going on adventures, for sure it was a special one because you are with the one that you will spend your whole life with. Let’s take a look at some of these amazing layouts on how they celebrated the first memorable events of their married lives.

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Theme – Covid-19

Covid-19 is a respiratory illness caused by the new type of coronavirus called Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 or SARS‑CoV‑2. The virus was first detected in Wuhan, China in 2019 and was said to originate from bats. Since its emergence, it has impacted the lives of millions of people on every continent. From the way we dress up, to the way we go to work or do our school stuff, to how often we go out and so much more, there was definitely a massive change.

But despite it all, the government officials, the medical frontliners, and our other modern-day heroes worked hand-in-hand to find solutions and make things better for us. The pandemic may not be over yet, but looking back over the past few years, we must say we somehow did a great job. Everyone tried their best to follow the rules imposed and help fight the spread of the life-threatening disease. A lot of people showed compassion towards each other by going above and beyond their call of duty.

In honor of the progress we have made so far while battling this global epidemic, we decided to make Covid-19 our theme for this month. Here are some inspiring layouts that hopefully will make all of us appreciate our journey more during these times.

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5 tips for shadowing

Although shadows surround us every day, we don't analyze them in detail. We will spontaneously react to them because our brains have already integrated that knowledge. However, when we work digitally, we have to create those shadows from scratch in a way that they make sense. Let's see some basic tips to help you with your digital scrapbook projects.

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