Friday, October 29, 2010

SNR Halloween Spooktacular Part 2

Scrapbook News and Review Magazine has launched their first ever Halloween Spooktacular! This year, we have a lot of tricks and treats up our sleeves! With almost three dozen projects featured, you’ll have no excuses about not getting crafty with your Halloween supplies. We have eye candy galore, some delicious seasonal recipes, lots of spooky tricks and tutorials, and even a few PRIZES!

Join us every day from October 24th to Halloween Day for some tricks, some treats and a whole lot of fun. All projects will also be posted on the forum. Don’t forget to leave some love for the staffers while you’re there. They all deserve a big round of applause for their amazingly awesome Halloween projects!

Here is one of my projects featuring my oldest daughter dressed up for Halloween.

Supplies:
Paper: Glitz Designs, Teresa Collins
Letters: American Crafts
Ribbon: Webster's Pages
Doily: Hallmark
Adhesive Stones: Queen & Company
Badge: American Crafts
Clear Stickers: Adornit

I also wanted to remind you all that the Holiday Sampler Calls deadline is coming up. Get your holiday related projects in by November 1, 2010 to be featured in our Holiday Sampler issue, debuting on November 28, 2010.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Getting Sketchy With The Design Dollies

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper: SEI
Letters: American Crafts
Ribbon: May Arts
Journaling Tag: Maya Road
Pen: Sharpie
Sketch: Kristy Dalman

I created this page for the last Sketch Challenge of the month for the Design Dollies. This week's sketch is totally fabulous! The Dollies want to see how you make this sketch your own. Link up your newly created project by Wednesday Nov 3 to get in to this month's draw! Happy scrapping!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

SNR Halloween Spooktacular!

Scrapbook News and Review Magazine has launched their first ever Halloween Spooktacular! This year, we have a lot of tricks and treats up our sleeves! With almost three dozen projects featured, you’ll have no excuses about not getting crafty with your Halloween supplies. We have eye candy galore, some delicious seasonal recipes, lots of spooky tricks and tutorials, and even a few PRIZES!

Join us every day from October 24th to Halloween Day for some tricks, some treats and a whole lot of fun. All projects will also be posted on the forum. Don’t forget to leave some love for the staffers while you’re there. They all deserve a big round of applause for their amazingly awesome Halloween projects!

Here is one of my projects featuring my youngest daughter, casting spells in our backyard.

Paper: Girls' Paperie, Glitz Designs, My Mind's Eye, Pink Paislee
Letters: American Crafts
Canvas Sticker: Little Yellow Bicycle
Chipboard: American Crafts
Ribbon: Offray
Mist: Tattered Angels
Ink: Clearsnap
Miscellaneous: Buttons

I also wanted to remind you all that the Holiday Sampler Calls deadline is coming up. Get your holiday related projects in by November 1, 2010 to be featured in our Holiday Sampler issue, debuting on November 28, 2010.

I'm Still {SAS}sy at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking!

I'm very honored and excited to announce that I was selected to continue designing for Scrap Attack Scrapbooking for another six months! If you are looking for a great community of supportive scrappers, fun monthly challenges and contests, exciting crops and classes or a great place to shop, please stop by and join the community! Here are the layouts I submitted for the design team call:

"Sweet Summertime"
Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper: Cherry Arte, Sassafras
Letter Stickers: Sassafras
Doily: Hallmark
Flowers: Prima
Clear Stickers: Adornit
Pearls: Basic Grey, Queen & Company
Ink: Clearsnap
Thread: Iris

"Pretty Young Thing"
Paper: Pink Paislee
Letters: American Crafts
Stickers: Pink Paislee
Flowers: Webster's Pages
Chipboard: American Crafts, GCD Studios
Ink: Clearsnap
Paint: Tulip

"Berry Cute"
Paper: SEI
Letters: American Crafts
Flowers: Prima
Leaves: Prima
Pearls: Prima
Butterfly: Jenny Bowlin
Ink: Clearsnap
Miscellaneous: Brad

A big congratulations to the rest of the {SAS}sy team!

Guest Designers

Monday, October 25, 2010

This Is What 2 Looks Like

Supplies:
Paper: Girls' Paperie, Teresa Collins
Chipboard: Sassafras
Alpha Stickers: Cosmo Cricket
Flowers: Prima
Calendar Notecard: Jenni Bowlin
Ribbon: Tim Holtz
Pearls: Basic Grey
Mist: Clearsnap

I create this layout for the Candy Shoppe Designs Number Challenge, my baby girl Scarlett celebrating her second birthday on July 1st. The Lollipop Girls want you to use a whole lot of numbers in your creation as well as this sketch by the fabulous Snap Crackle Pop! Link up your creations for the chance to win the October candy from our fabulous sponsor Blue Moon Scrapbooking!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

29 Things I LOVE at 29


Supplies:
Chipboard Heart and Negative: Kiki Art
Letters and Numbers: Making Memories
Butterfly Sticker: Glitz Design
Button Flair: American Crafts
Small Heart: Colorbok
Crafty Badge: GCD Studios
Pen: Sakura
Miscellaneous: Stars, Foam Dolphin

I created this page for the Design Dollies heart-filled Elements Challenge. The Kiki Art chipboard heart negative was perfect for this project and I had such a great time filling all of my hearts. I'm thinking this would make a great album cover for a BOM! The Dollies would love to see your heart-filled creations. Play along by next MONDAY, October 25th at midnight EST for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate to spend at our fabulous sponsor's shop, Scrap-A-Doodle-Doo!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

October {SAS}sy Reveal!

I was lucky to have the opportunity to design with the October {SAS}sy Kit from Scrap Attack Scrapbooking this month! This kit is totally fabulous and packed with super fun papers and embellishments that work for a variety of occasions. I was able to create 9 layouts in several different themes including fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, wedding, travel and children! This kit has a little something for everyone and includes product from over 10 different manufacturers! There are also several unique items like raffia, burlap and embroidery string that will add extra texture to your projects. If you are lucky enough to purchase one of these kits before they sell out you will not be disappointed! Here is what I was able to create with this month's kit.










As a reminder, these kits are only available while supplies last so once they are sold out they are gone for good. For every $25 in scrapbook supplies you purchase you can earn a FREE {SAS}sy Scrap Pink Raffle Ticket!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Celebrating 125 Sketches With Creative Scrappers!

Supplies:
Paper: Girls' Paperie, Pink Paislee
Chipboard Letters: American Crafts
Clear Stickers: Little Yellow Bicycle
Stars: Tereas Collins
Mist: Tattered Angels
Ink: Clearscrap
Sketch #125: Creative Scrappers

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking is excited to be one of the sponsors at Creative Scrappers for their 125th Sketch Celebration! To play along with the {SAS}sy scrappers complete a layout with SKETCH 125, post it on to the Creative Scrappers blog and also post a picture of your layout in the challenge section of the SAS message board.
If you participate in this challenge and the {SAS}sy Scrap Pink Crop this coming weekend you will earn a ticket into the Scrap Pink Crop Prize Bucket! To be eligible for prizes, you simply have to participate. Deadline for all entries on this challenge ONLY is 11PM on October 16, 2010. Happy scrapping!

Searching For Jellyfish

Supplies:
Paper: Bam Pop!, Nikki Sivils
Chipboard Letters: American Crafts
Letter Stickers: Pink Paislee
Die-Cut Frame, Journaling Tag: Bam Pop!
Adhesive Button: American Crafts
Pen: Sakura
Miscellaneous: Ribbon

I don't always love Mondays, but the Color Challenges from the Design Dollies always help to brighten my day. This week the Dollies want to see what you can create with the colors pink, turquoise and white. My daughter Claire is a big Spongebob fan and is always on the lookout for jellyfish when we go to the beach. Lucky for all of us, we haven't found any yet! I've had this jellyfish patterned paper for a while now and I'm so glad I was finally able to put it to good use. If you want to play along with the Dollies, please link your creations to the Dollhouse by Sunday, October 17th.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

SNR Shout Out: A Tasty Treat

Welcome Scrapbook News and Review readers! If you weren't directed here from SNR's Weekly Shout Out, let me just take a minute to tell you a little about Scrapbook News and Review Magazine. SNR was created with scrapbookers in mind, but there's so much more than meets the eye. Instead of thinking of SNR as a magazine subscription, think of it as an all-access pass. At all times, SNR has a minimum of three months worth of content available for subscribers' viewing pleasure. With over 400 layouts and projects per month, that's over 1,200 layouts and projects from the very first day you sign up! Thousands of layouts, cards, stamping, altered art and mixed media projects await you with just the click of a button. Let SNR become your go-to resource now, by becoming a subscriber. If you want to check out SNR for FREE we share a lot of great information on our message board and it's become a fantastic learning resource for thousands of paper crafters all over the world. Check out the Whose Online Ticker on the front page and you'll see that thousands come daily to enjoy all our scrappy treasures. If you have a question or if there is a special project or tip you'd like to share, be sure to visit us. You'll be glad you did!

I love bringing out the sweet side of Halloween with these colorful lollipop sugar cookies, a real treat for my favorite little tricksters. My girls are always happy to help out and have fun rolling the balls of dough in colorful sprinkles. I like to dress up these cookies once they are done baking.


Supplies:
Cellophane: Hallmark
Clear Stickers: Little Yellow Bicycle
Glitter Charm: Girls' Paperie
Ribbon: Offray
Pen: Zig
Lollipop Cookie Recipe: Martha Stewart
Popsicle Stick: Loew-Cornell, Inc.


Lollipop Cookie Recipe:
Ingredients: (Makes 24 Cookies)

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Colored sanding sugar or sprinkles (preferably black and orange)
24 wooden ice-pop sticks

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until combined. With mixer on low speed, add flour mixture; mix just until combined (do not over mix).

3. If using two colors of sanding sugar, place each in a separate shallow dish (or combine them in one). Roll dough into balls, using 1 1/2 tablespoons for each. Roll in sanding sugar, pressing lightly to coat completely. Insert a wooden stick in center of each ball; place on baking sheets, about 1 1/2 inches apart, with wooden sticks lying horizontally. Lightly press down on each ball with the bottom of a glass to flatten slightly.

4. Bake until edges are golden and crisp, about 20 minutes. Transfer cookies immediately to a wire rack to cool completely.


I like to use these cookies for party favors. I wrap these cookies in clear cellophane and decorate. If you are interested in decorating your cookies this is what I used:

Supplies:
Roll of Clear Cellophane
Themed Embellishments
Ribbon
Marker

Directions:

1. Cut a piece of cellophane from the roll. I needed a 9x9 inch square to wrap my cookie.


2. Wrap the cookie with the cellophane, gathering the ends around the stick. I marked the center of my cookie so I would have an idea of where to center my embellishments.


3. Remove the wrapping from the cookie and embellish the cellophane to your liking. Re-wrap the cookie, fastening the cellophane with ribbon. (You may need to trim the ends of the cellophane). I also like to write a message on the lollipop stick for some added fun.

4. Enjoy!

Note: These cookies are fun all year long, not just for Halloween. I just switch the colors of the sprinkles to enjoy this treat for special occasions all year long.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

December Daily - 2009 Edition


Supplies:
Paper: Teresa Collins
Letters: American Crafts
Grunge Board: Tim Holtz
Ribbon: Teresa Collins
Flowers: Prima
Chipboard: Teresa Collins
Ric Rac: Prima
Mist: Tattered Angels
Paint: Zig
Miscellaneous: Album

It's beginning to look at lot like CHRISTMAS at the Dollhouse! The Design Dollies would love to see what wonderful Christmas/Holiday projects you can create, whether it is a card, scrapbook page, altered item, decoration, frame or other altered piece. We know we have dolls all over the globe from a variety of backgrounds (religious or otherwise), so anything to do with the holidays is absolutely welcome! Link your projects back to the Dollhouse by next Monday, October 11th at midnight EST and you'll be entered to win a little something from our October sponsor, Scrap-A-Doodle-Doo!

Imagine

Supplies:
Paper: Prima
Letters: American Crafts
Flowers: Prima, 7 Gypsies
Leaves: Prima
Ribbon: Prima
Doily: Hallmark
Rox: Queen & Company
Stencil: Prima
Mist: Clearsnap, Tattered Angels

Are you looking for a little inspiration? Check out the fabulous pink inspired ad in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month for this month's {SAS}sy Ad Challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. I had a great time using this piece as inspiration. I especially love the colors and the curves in this design and tried to incorporate them on my layout.


As a reminder, all scrappers who complete the minimum amount of {SAS}sy Challenges per month are eligible to win a $10 gift certificate to the SAS Store! The {SAS}sy Team would love to see how you interpret this ad and how you are inspired by any of our other monthly challenges, which include scrapbook play, color, sketches, journaling, greeting card and croppy cat challenges.

Please mark your calendars and join SAS as we share a weekend of hope, friendship, and of course, {scrappin'} to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness month. Cancer is such a horrible disease and it affects so many people, I hope one day we will be able to find a cure for it. We’d love for you to join us October 16th and 17th for our annual Scrap Pink Crop! We’ll have fun games, challenges, prizes and a {Scrap Pink} Raffle Basket– ALL proceeds will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation!

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cute

Supplies:
Cardstock: Bazzill
Paper: graphic 45, Glitz Design, SEI
Chipboard Letters: American Crafts
Flower: Prima
Button: American Crafts
Tag: Scarlet Lime
Rub-on: Fancy Pants
Ink: Clearsnap

I created this page for the October Scrapbook Play Challenge at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking. Who says there are rules in scrapbooking? Our {SAS}sy Scrapbook Play Challenges will help you “cut loose” and open your eyes to all the rules you follow, consciously or not. Most of us often use papers and embellishments from the same collection or manufacturer on a scrapbook page. This month's challenge requires the use of products from a blind grab (no peeking!) into your stash. I keep all my papers in large ziploc bags according to manufacturer and my embellishments are seperated by type in various containers. I randomly chose 4 big bags and 4 embellishments from my stash. I ended up grabbing ziploc bags containing papers from Glitz Design, SEI, Graphic 45 and the SAS August kit. My random embellishments included Prima flowers, American Crafts Flair, a butterfly tag and Fancy Pants rub-ons. Because I had more than one paper line in some of my manufacturer bags, I was able to coordinate my colors fairly easily. I was lucky that the embellishments I grabbed were fairly new and also had colors I could work with. For someone who likes to be in control, this was pretty fun!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Broken


Supplies:
Paper: Onirie
Brick paper: Rolling Stone Magazine
Overlay: Hambly Screen Prints
Alphas: American Crafts
Flowers, Leaves, Ribbon, Pearls: Prima
Adhesive Rox: Queen & Company
Clock Sheer: Maya Road
Pen: Y&C
Miscellaneous: Eye Shadow Case Mirror


I created this page for the Candy Shoppe Designs Makeup 2 Breakup Challenge. Use this photo as inspiration and also a broken element or two in your creation. This broken element can be anything that is not fully intact, a torn patterned paper, a broken embellishment, whatever your clever mind can think up and please share your technique with the rest of us. I broke the mirror from a case of old eyeshadow. The journaling is from the song "Broken" by Seether and reads; I'm broken when I'm open and I don't feel like I'm strong enough cause I'm broken when I'm lonesome and I don't feel right when you're gone away.