Wednesday, November 30, 2011

SNR's Webster's Pages Event - Now Available!


The Scrapbook News and Review Webster's Pages sponsored event is now live on the SNR forum!  For this event, each staffer came up with their own theme and the results are stunning. The collections that staffers created with are:

All About Me - Dana Tatar
Botanical Christmas - Vicki Robertson
Western Romance - Scarlett Salamone
Winter Fairy Tales - Kristin Wilson

The event is on the SNR forum, along with the Celebrate Fall with EK Success event, the Lindy's Stamp Gang event, and the I Brake for Stamps event. All, except for Webster's Pages, will no longer be available as of Saturday, December 3, 2011 so take a look now while you can!

We’d love to hear from you, so chime in, leave some love, praise the staffers for all their hard work, and ask questions about anything and everything. See something you love and want to know how to do it? Someone will always be on hand to help you. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Santa's Workshop at the Flying Unicorn!


The Flying Unicorn Creative Team, aka Alda and her elves, have been hard at work behind the scenes, getting ready for the month of December. We’re bringing you a technique loaded, fun-filled, December! Everyday, through December 24th, there will be a new technique tutorial posted for you to try. Some will be simple, others a little more complex, but there will be something for everyone! Look for the Santa’s Workshop thread in the forum to find the daily tutorials. Be sure to post a picture of your creations using any of the tutorials to be eligible for a prize drawing on December 31st. There will be 9 different prizes awarded, one from each of Santa’s reindeer!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Scrapbook News and Review Magazine - Nov/Dec Issue Now Available!

The second half of this year's final issue of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine is now available for viewing! Stop by the homepage to check out the latest issue, chat on the message board and read some cool articles.  There are still several exciting events scheduled before the end of the year, so be sure to subscribe to the SNR Newsletter so you don't miss out on any of the events. For a limited time, annual subscriptions, that's one year of 300+ packed layouts and projects per issue, are available for only $19.99!

Submit your artwork for our calls and you just might see your beautiful projects in Scrapbook News and Review Magazine!  Check out the January Calls HERE!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Flying Unicorn Silent Auction Starts Today!


Please join the Flying Unicorn Team today, November 26th through November 28th for Flying Unicorn’s First Annual Silent Auction!  All proceeds from the auction will benefit Women in Distress. Some of us are putting together kits, some of us are destashing. There’s bound to be something you’ll want; place your bid, and it might be yours. Bids will be accepted until midnight November 28th and auction winners will be notified the next day.

As the month draws to a close, we want to thank all of you who posted your lovely work in the gallery, sent in your donations and made purchases in the store. We met our goal of 1,000 uploads to the gallery on November 16th, thereby earning a $1,000 donation from the Flying Unicorn store to Women in Distress. Remember that throughout November 5% of all sales will be donated to Women in Distress.

The Silent Auction is our last fundraiser for Women in Distress this year; we hope you’ll help us help our sisters who have suffered so much by placing a bid. You can peruse the items up for auction by visiting here: Silent Auction.

Scrap It With A Song Blog Hop Winner!


I want to thank everyone who hopped to my blog over the last two days!  I really appreciate all the comments!  The lucky winner of the Glitz DesignVintage Blue Chipboard Album is...

Jan Garber!

Jan, send your snail mail address to serordan{at}hotmail{dot}com and I'll get your prize out to you!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Scrap It With A Song Blog Hop!


Welcome to the 1st Scrap It With A Song Blog Hop! If you came here from Karen's blog, you are in the right place, if not please go back to the SIWAS blog and start from the beginning!  The Rock Chicks and Pop Gals are so thankful that you have taken a break from the Thanksgiving and Black Friday festivities to join us!  We hope to inspire you with the current song on the playlist and our projects.  It also wouldn't be a blog hop without a couple of fantastic prizes!  Pretty Little Studio is the sponsor for this hop and the Jingle Bells paper pack and embellishments are up for grabs!  All those who comment on the SIWAS blog are in the running to win this fabulous prize!



The new song on the playlist this week is Kelly Clarkson's "Thankful."  There are many things that I am thankful for, but my husband is on the top of my list.

Supplies:
Paper: 7 Gypsies, My Mind's Eye, Pink Paislee, Rose Moka
Letters: American Crafts
Flowers: Prima
Cork: Pink Paislee
Ink: Ranger
Lyrics: Kelly Clarkson

This is such a great song!  The lyrics are so tender and really helped a woman of few words convey what I feel.  The journaling reads; You know my soul.  You know everything about me there is to know.  You know my heart.  You know my thoughts.  You know my dreams.  I hope you know I love having you around.

We'd love to see how this song inspires you!  Link up your entries by November 30th for a chance at this month's prize!

I'm also offering a special prize for all those who take the time to comment on this post!  I'm so thankful for all of my followers and for each and every comment that I receive.  As a way of saying thanks, one lucky winner will receive this Vintage Blue Mini Album from Glitz Design!


Your next stop on the hop is Nicolle. If by chance you get lost along the hop, here is the official order:

Dana {You are Here}

Thanks again for stopping by!  Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Flying Unicorn Silent Auction!


Please join the Flying Unicorn Team November 26th through November 28th for Flying Unicorn’s First Annual Silent Auction!  All proceeds from the auction will benefit Women in Distress. Some of us are putting together kits, some of us are destashing. There’s bound to be something you’ll want; place your bid, and it might be yours. Bids will be accepted until midnight November 28th and auction winners will be notified the next day.

As the month draws to a close, we want to thank all of you who posted your lovely work in the gallery, sent in your donations and made purchases in the store. We met our goal of 1,000 uploads to the gallery on November 16th, thereby earning a $1,000 donation from the Flying Unicorn store to Women in Distress. Remember that throughout November 5% of all sales will be donated to Women in Distress.

The Silent Auction is our last fundraiser for Women in Distress this year; we hope you’ll help us help our sisters who have suffered so much by placing a bid. You can peruse the items up for auction by visiting here: Silent Auction.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Cozy Christmas Tag Box - Flying Unicorn

Supplies:
Paper: The ScrapCake
Pearls: Melissa Frances
Rhinestone Charm: Pink Paislee
Paint: Tulip
Other: Twine

A small tag box made with The ScrapCake Cozy Christmas Collection, available in the Flying Unicorn Store! I used an empty gum box as a template. The small Cozy Christmas tags fit inside perfectly! This would also make a nifty box for a gift card or small stocking stuffer and is a great way to put those smaller scraps of paper to use!

If you haven't picked up this gorgeous paper collection yet, stop by the Flying Unicorn Store! As a reminder, every purchase made from the Flying Unicorn Store from November 01- November 30 2011, Flying Unicorn will donate 5% to Women in Distress. Join us in the Flying Unicorn forum this weekend for a Silent Auction! All proceeds will be donated to Women in Distress!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Save The Date - SIWAS Thankful Blog Hop!


Save the date for a Thankful Blog Hop brought to you by the Rock Chicks and Pop Gals of Scrap It With A Song! Check in on Thursday or Friday to participate in the 1st SIWAS Blog Hop!  While everything is in the oven and cooking, or between plates of turkey, you'll have some time to come check out some awesome projects!

Christmas Emporium Box - Flying Unicorn

Supplies:
Paper: Graphic 45
Ribbon: Offray
Rox: Queen & Company
Ink: Ranger

I'm preparing for the holiday season and thought it would be great to have some blank cards, envelopes, notecards and tags on hand for unexpected visitors or for quick last minute gift wrapping.  The Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium collection has several sheets of images and tags that make assembling cards and gift tags a breeze.  As I was working on these items, I also thought that a box to hold my cards and tags would be helpful to keep everything organized and in one spot. 

Here is the top of the box.  I just love this image of Santa!


To decorate the sides of the box I cut the stamps from patterned paper and trimmed the edges with my postal patterned decorative edge scissors.  The wavy sentiment banner on the front of the box is held in place with adhesive foam.

Here are the contents of my box.  I grouped the similar items into piles and tied them with twine and ribbon to keep things organized.


If you haven't picked up this gorgeous paper collection yet, stop by the Flying Unicorn Store!  As a reminder, every purchase made from the Flying Unicorn Store from November 01- November 30 2011, Flying Unicorn will donate 5% to Woman in Distress. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Enchanting Creations December Issue - Read it Now!


The December Issue of Flying Unicorn's Enchanting Creations Magazine is available now! Grab a cup of coffee or tea and CLICK HERE to read. This issue is packed with inspiring artwork, tutorials and a fabulous product review. You can also view the Sketch of the Month. Submit your entry for your chance to win a 12x12 Pion paper collection!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Momenta Guest Designer!

I'm so excited to share my Guest Design projects for Momenta today!  When I was asked what I would like to work with, two collections were at the top of my list, Family Forever and Back Country.  I was thrilled to open my box of goodies and find both collections inside!  All of the projects I will be sharing today use supplies from both collections, which coordinate very well.
 
I love patterned paper and frequently draw my inspiration from printed designs.  I like to cut elements from paper to make embellishments for my projects.  The colorful leaves featured in the Back Country collection immediately caught my eye and I used them to create a  wreath for a layout.


Momenta Supplies: PA-2358, PA-2240, PA-2331, ST-4079, ST-4789, ST-4837, ST-4838, ST-4738, ST-4793

To make this wreath you will need the following supplies:


Leaves cut from 2 sheets of patterned paper
Floral wire
Floral tape
Circle template (I used a bowl)
Needle and thread
Wire cutters
Scissors
Glue


Step 1: Wrap the floral wire around your template, twist the ends together and cut.  Note: I used a circle shape, but any shape could be used.


Step 2: Wrap the floral wire with floral tape.  Note: The tape covers the sharp ends of the cut wire and will also add strength to the wire frame.


Step 3: Assemble the base of your layout and add a photo.  Decide where to place the wire frame for the wreath and stitch it into place using a needle and thread.


Step 4: Glue the leaves around the wire until it is completely covered.  Add a title and embellishments to finish the layout.

The same steps can be followed to create a floral vine.

Momenta Supplies: PA-2358, PA-2240, PA-2331, ST-4716, ST-4858, ST-4837, ST-4838, ST-4793

While creating my layouts I noticed that Momenta papers are foiled, glittered and shimmery, and many have a canvas-type feel.  With so many great textures to play with I created a mini album that is as fun to touch as it is to look at!







Momenta Supplies: PA-2240, PA-2331, ST-4791, ST-4793, ST-4858, ST-4079, ST-4838, ST-4793, ST-4789, ST-4716, ST-4837, ST-4516

I hope my projects have inspired you today!  Thank you again to Momenta for your generosity.  I had a blast working with these products!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Walk in the Sun - Scrap it with a Song

Supplies:
Paper: Scribble Scrabble
Letter Stickers: Pink Paislee
Flowers, Branches: Petaloo
Netting: Webster's Pages
Stickles: Ranger
Paint: Tulip
Other: Doily

I created this layout for the current song on the play list at Scrap it with a Song, "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper. I loved the line "Walk in the Sun" and thought it went well with this photo of me standing in a field of sunflowers taken last month at the pumpkin patch. The Rock Chicks would love to see how this song inspires you! You can use any of the lyrics, title or even just use the song for inspiration! Link up your project by November 30th for your chance to win the prize!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

2012 Mini Calendar Book - Flying Unicorn

Supplies:
Mini Calendar Book: Melissa Frances
Patterned Paper: Melissa Frances
Chipboard Numbers: Pink Paislee
Die-cut Tags: Melissa Frances
Vintage Floral Embellishment: Melissa Frances
Stickers: Melissa Frances
Pearls: Melissa Frances
Ink: Ranger
Other: Ribbon, Crystal

This Melissa Frances Mini Calendar Book is the November off-the-page project from Flying Unicorn.  I used the gorgeous 5th Avenue Collection by Melissa Frances to cover and embellish the pages of this book.  This book comes with 12 envelopes and 12 monthly dividers.  I altered the front and back of each monthly divider in a similar fashion.  The divider for September is shown below.


It feels great to have something ready for next year!  I plan to add a favorite photo on the back of each monthly divider as well as tuck special keepsakes and journaling into each of the envelopes.  The members of the Flying Unicorn Creative Team are working on Mini Calendar Books so be sure to visit the Flying Unicorn Gallery for more inspiration!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Cheers - Scrap Your Crap

Supplies:
Paper: American Crafts, Sassafras Lass
Letter Stickers: October Afternoon
Mist: Tattered Angels
Other: Buttons, Ribbon

Scrap Your Crap Challenge Blog is back! I'm so excited to be a part of the new team and to hopefully inspire you to scrap your crap! Challenge #59 makes use of an element that has been seen on almost  everyone's projects this year: mist or spray paint. Many of us crafters have built up an array of mists but only use a fraction of the colors we have. So, we want to see you make use of at least THREE different mists/color sprays.

I used six colors of mist on my layout, all from the Spring 2011 Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist collection. I sprayed my mist down an empty toilet paper roll to make the circles.  The SYC Team would love to see how you use your mist.  Check out the fabulous work from the other team members and link up your project HERE.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Sweet

Supplies:
Paper: Prima
 Rub-on: Scenic Route
 Journaling Card: Glitz Design
 Flowers: Pink Paislee, Zva Creative
 Leaves: Prima
 Butterfly: Pink Paislee
 Rhinestone Charm: Pink Paislee
 Ink: Ranger
 Pen: Martha Stewart
 Other: Twine

On of my favorite features in Scrapbook News and Review Magazine is their monthly sketches.  I always create something using the reverse sketch, which is inspired by a layout by a SNR staffer that was published in a previous issue.  This layout is based on a sketch created by Lucy Chesna that was inspired by a layout created by Heidi Meyers.

If you love sketches, you won't want to miss out on part one of the double issue being released next week!  If you aren't a subscriber, you can read all about the subscription options HERE.  If you're looking for a fabulous Christmas gift for a special someone, consider a gift subscription to SNR Magazine.  One affordable payment delivers an entire year of inspiration!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Enchanting Creations Magazine - Submit Today!


This beautiful badge could be yours to display on your blog!  All you have to do is submit your work for the December calls for Enchanting Creations Magazine.  Send in your projects to ecmagllc@gmail.com for the following topics by Friday, November 11th:

Gift Tags Galore - Show us your Gift Tags
Whiter Than Snow - White on White Projects
Christmas Handmade - Home Decor, Ornaments, Altered Projects
Hanukkah projects - Layouts & Cards
Christmas projects - Layouts & Cards

You can read the current issue of Enchanting Creations HERE.  The December issue debuts on November 19th and will be packed with gorgeous artwork, product reviews, tips, tricks and techniques, the new artist spotlight and an amazing product in use!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Wedding Wishes - Flying Unicorn

Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Riddersholm
Chipboard Album Page: 7 Gypsies
Rub-on: American Crafts
Flowers: Petaloo
Leaves: Prima
Pearls: Zva Creative
Tag: Avery
Butterfly: Recollections
Ribbon: Offray
Ink: Ranger
Photo Credit: Bak Photography

I am in love with the Riddersholm "I Believe" Collection!  All these gorgeous papers are available in the Flying Unicorn Store, the ONLY store that carries this paper in the United States!

I was married at the end of December and this is a photo of my sister and me taken just before I walked down the isle. I was so happy to see that the Riddersholm "I Believe" collection had several heart prints, perfect for celebrating love! I also love the beautiful damask pattern and the angels. This collection is not just for Christmas pages! Stock up now and be ready for Valentine's Day.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Save the Date - Flying Unicorn Silent Auction


Mark your calendar and save the dates, Flying Unicorn will be hosting our First Annual Silent Auction at the end of the month.  All proceeds that we collect will be donated to Women in Distress. Further details to follow!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Free Ride - Scrap Jacked

Supplies:
Paper: Crate Paper, Glitz Design
Letter Stickers: Paper Trunk
Cardstock Stickers: Crate Paper
Flowers: Petaloo
Butterfly: Pink Paislee
Badge: American Crafts
Ribbon: Prima
Mist: Tattered Angels
Ink: Ranger
Other: Bingo Card, Clothespins, Twine

I'm so excited to share my first DT layout for Scrap Jacked!  Each month the Scrap Jacked Team will showcase their fabulous creations.  We want to see how you are inspired by them! In simple terms,we want to see your Scraplifts! Scraplift ONE DT layout and create either a card, layout or off-the-page project. You can enter as many times as you like using ONE DT layout for inspiration for each entry. Most importantly we would like you to have fun and we hope that we can help keep those creative juices flowing! "Jacks" will be posted on the 5th of every month and are due by midnight on the last day of the month. Winners & grinners will be announced on the 4th of the month. International players are most welcome to play along with us. This challenge is open to everyone all around the world! This is a team effort and winners are judged by the entire Design Team, not by just one individual.

Here is what is up for grabs this month:

The first most voted for entry will receive a $25 online shopping voucher from Scrap Friends!


The second most voted for entry will receive an online shopping voucher to Lime Tree Creations!

You can check out the fabulous November Design Team creations HERE.  Happy scrapping!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Patch Pals - Flying Unicorn

Supplies:
Paper: Riddersholm
Letter Stickers: Glitz Design
Flowers: Petaloo
Flourishes: Prima
Chipboard: Tattered Angels
Ribbon: Offray
Thread: Iris
Leaf Stencil: Pebbles
Ink: Ranger
Mist: Tattered Angels
Sketch: Flying Unicorn

I created this layout for the Pumpkin Patch Challenge at Flying Unicorn.  I used patterned papers from the Riddersholm Chantilly Dawn and The Day Before Collections and Petaloo Candies flowers which are available in the Flying Unicorn Store! Even though the Riddersholm The Day Before is a Christmas collection, the rich green, burgundy and brown papers work well for fall themed pages too!

This month Flying Unicorn is donating up to $1,000 to Women in Distress. You can help and here's how. For each project uploaded to the Flying Unicorn gallery, Flying Unicorn will donate $1. Help us get $1,000 for Women in Distress. We need 1,000 uploads to reach our goal.

If you have never suffered abuse at the hands of your partner, count your blessings. So many of our sisters have had to endure abuse, both physical and mental. Some of the Flying Unicorn members have lived these nightmares but somehow found the strength to remove themselves from these situations. They have shared their horrific stories, not for your sympathy, but to inspire other woman and give courage and strength to those in need. Their stories are purposeful examples meant to empower. Women in Distress is ready and waiting to aid those women who so desperately need help.

Please help us help Women in Distress by uploading your creations to the Flying Unicorn Gallery.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Change - Scrap it with a Song

Supplies:
Paper: Rose Moka
Letters: American Crafts
Netting: Webster's Pages
Flower: Prima
Butterfly: Zva Creative
Mist: Clearsnap

I created this layout for the current song on the play list at Scrap it with a Song, "Can't Change Me" by Chris Cornell.  This challenge is extra special to me because I chose the artist for this week!  I'm a huge Chris Cornell fan and this song is just one of many that really speak to me.  It's not too often these days that I know the words to all the songs on an album, know every note of music and every twist and turn in the vocals, Euphoria Morning is one of those albums.  It's definitely worth a listen!

I'm very thankful for all that I have, but some days are more overwhelming than others.  The journaling reads "Some days I feel that I'm the only thing I really have at all.  I wish I could change."  The Rock Chicks would love to see how this song inspires you!  You can use any of the lyrics, title or even just use the song for inspiration! Link up your project by November 30th for your chance to win the prize!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Love Notes - Flying Unicorn


Supplies:
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon, Scribble Scrabble
Letters: Paper Trunk
Flower: Prima
Ribbon: Websters Pages
Thread: Iris
Ink: Ranger
Other: Button

I created this layout for the November Take Note Challenge at Flying Unicorn.  I save almost all the notes, letters and cards that I am given. I have a big hatbox filled with them, some of which are from family members who have passed away. I just love to keep a part of them and anything with their handwriting on it is extra special to me. It is not often that my husband leaves me notes around the house, so I was thrilled to find this note left for me before he went on a business trip last month! The patterned papers are from the October Afternoon Thrift Shop Collection, which is available in the Flying Unicorn Store!

I want to remind you that for each and every project that is uploaded to the Flying Unicorn Gallery this month, $1 will be donated to Woman in Distress (up to a maximum of $1,000)! By playing along with this challenge, you not only have a chance to win a fabulous prize, but you also help women in need!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Flying Unicorn November Kit Reveal - Remember The Days

The Flying Unicorn's November Kit, Remember The Days, looks amazing! The kits are available now at the Flying Unicorn Store!  This month’s kit is filled with the latest and greatest products, plus several one of a kind items.  The patterned papers included sheets from the Glitz Design Dance in the Sunshine Collection  and the Riddersholm Chantilly Collection. The Off the Page Project is a Melissa Frances Mini Calendar Book!  There are no sign-ups and no memberships, and once these kits are gone, they are gone for good! You can pick up one (or more!) of these gorgeous kits for only $31.99 + $8.95 shipping ($16.95 shipping international). Visit the Flying Unicorn forum for more information and to see what the Creative Team has done with this kit.


November is a very special time at Flying Unicorn!


Many of us know women who have had to live with the fear and reality of abuse. Flying Unicorn needs your help to empower these women to find the courage to take control of their lives and leave the nightmares they are living.


You can help and here’s how. For each purchase that you make during the month of November, Flying Unicorn will donate 5% of the sales proceeds to Women in Distress. In addition, you can help by uploading your projects to the Flying Unicorn gallery. A donation of $1 will go to Women in Distress for each and every project that you upload to a maximum of $1,000.

If you would like to make a cash contribution to Women in Distress, Flying Unicorn is collecting donations on behalf of Women in Distress from November 1 through November 30, 2011. Your PAYPAL donation can be made by simply sending money to cs@flyingunicornllc.com. Please add WID In the note section. You can also mail a check, made payable to WOMAN IN DISTRESS, to:

Flying Unicorn
201 SE 19th Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

Please help Flying Unicorn empower these women to change their lives. We can all help our sisters by offering our prayers and financial support.