Saturday, January 28, 2012

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking Sale! 55% Off!

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking online store is having a liquidation sale and is slashing prices until all inventory is gone. Products are only available while supplies last and all sales are final so shop early for best selection. We plan to ship items daily so you will receive your orders quickly. We've just bumped the discount again, such phenomenal savings are up for grabs on all new scrapbook supplies!
For more information on our liquidation sale please see THIS POST on our blog.

Selection is still great a we've increased the discount! ALL items (even clearance items) are 55% off! Simply use coupon code: SAS55 at checkout for the liquidation sale discount to be applied. Due to the nature of this sale you can only use 1 promotional discount per order. Thank you again for 6+ years fantastic years and we hope you enjoy the great discounts we will be passing along to you over the next few months.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Hit The Trail - Momenta D-Lite

Momenta Supplies:
Back Country Flair - ST-4738

Other Supplies:
Chipboard: Crate Paper
Rub-On: Daisy D's
Dragonfly Charm: Pink Paislee
Jute Ribbon: Offray
Twine: Jillibean Soup
Photo Credit: Rosie Highers

This is my new favorite photo of my daughter Claire, taken on a recent hike.  She's only five years old, but looks so grown up!  I knew right away that I wanted to use Momenta's Back Country Collection to scrap this photo.  The rich colors and rustic patterns were just perfect!

I had a lot of fun designing my own woodgrain patterned alphabet using Momenta's Design Your Own Stickers! 



You can try Momenta's Design Your Own Stickers FREE! Pick your template by visiting www.mymomenta.com to select from thousands of design choices, then print the template at home. Completely custom stickers in seconds. If you’d like to try it for yourself, request a free sample by sending your postal address to: social@momenta.com. (Open to US and CANADA residents only)

Momenta has also started a new consumer feedback team and wants you to join! Just answer one short survey each month and you could win $100 and some great products! Only participate in the surveys you choose! The first survey is ready right now. Click the link to start! http:/www.surveymonkey.com/s/momenta2012

Thursday, January 26, 2012

A Time To Love - Scrap It With A Song

Supplies:
Paper: Crate Paper
Stickers: Crate Paper
Punch: Martha Stewart
Sheer Clock: Maya Road
Thread: Iris
Mist: Tattered Angels
Other: Doily
Photo Credit: Rosie Highers

The current song on the play list at Scrap It With A Song is "Turn, Turn, Turn" by The Byrds.  I love this song!  I chose to use some of the song lyrics for the title of this page.  My husband recently took my girls on a photo shoot and brought back this gem.  The Rock Chicks would love to see how you interpret this song!  Link up your project by the end of the month to be eligible for the prize draw!

Reminder:
Scrap it With a Song is looking for some fresh new faces to add to our current list of super-star designers! If you love both music and scrapbooking, then SIWAS is for you! The Pop Gals and Rock Chicks find inspiration each week in a song. We are accepting Design Team applications until January 31st and the new DT will be announced with the first challenge reveal in February. If selected, you are required to participate in 2 challenges per month and you will need to promote the challenges on your blog, facebook or twitter account. You will also be required to comment on participants entries. No prior DT experience needed!

The first challenge of the year is already up and new challenges are posted every Thursday. Pick one or try them all! All participants will be entered in the draw for the January prize just for playing along! To apply for the SIWAS DT, just take part in any of the January challenges, and put "DT" next to your name in the link to your project so we know you're interested in becoming part of the team.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Momenta D-Lite Team!


I am so excited to announce that I am a member of the Momenta D-Lite Team! This team is in addition to the Momenta 2012 Design Team. The D-Lite team will be responsible for providing feedback on products, helping to ensure that every product meets high standards for quality and design as well as providing insight to help shape future products!  The D-Lite Team will also be sharing their creations as inspiration!

Also on the team is this list of talented ladies:

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Liebster Award


I have a blog award I want to share with you thanks to Jenifer!

"Liebster" is a German word meaning dearest, beloved or favorite, and the Liebster Award is sort of a chain letter among bloggers that's intended to showcase exceptional up-and-coming blogs (typically, those with 200 or fewer followers). Now, there's no evaluation committee or formal award process for the Liebster, but in a way it's even nicer – it's recognition that a peer has noticed and appreciated your hard work.

Here are the rules:

*Choose 5 up-and-coming blogs of fewer than 200 followers to award the Liebster.
*Show your thanks to the blogger who gave you the award by linking back to them.
*Post the award on your blog.
*Link back to the blogs you have given the Liebster to so everyone else can pay them a visit.

Here are my 5 favorite blogs right now.  I've had the pleasure of working with some of these crafters.  Others on the list don't know me at all, but have inspired me more times than I can count.  These ladies totally rock, so please take some time to visit their blogs!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sew Cool

Supplies:
Paper: American Crafts
Die-cut: Bam Pop
Sticker: American Crafts
Badge: American Crafts
Ribbon: Details

I thought I'd share a quick card that I made using up some odds and ends from my stash and one of my favorite embellishments, American Crafts Flair Badges.  Orange is the hot color this year and I couldn't be happier as I love to include a bold pop of color in my projects.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

All My Love

Supplies:
Cardstock: American Crafts
Paper: Pretty Little Studio
Paper Ribbons: Pretty Little Studio
Stamp: Heidi Swapp
Ric Rac: Prima
Pearls: Melissa Frances
Ink: Tsukineko
Sketch: Keri Babbitt for Pretty Little Studio (#29)

I found another fabulous sketch on the Pretty Little Studio Blog!  This time I'm using Pretty Little Studio supplies from my win earlier this month and some super cute photos of my niece taken over the Christmas holiday.  I love the Valentine Paper Ribbons and all the hearts, so perfect for a layout filled with love.  Can you tell I'm ready for Valentine's Day?!   


Monday, January 16, 2012

Scrap It With A Song DT Call!


Scrap it With a Song is looking for some fresh new faces to add to our current list of super-star designers! If you love both music and scrapbooking, then SIWAS is for you!  The Pop Gals and Rock Chicks find inspiration each week in a song. We are accepting Design Team applications until January 31st and the new DT will be announced with the first challenge reveal in February. If selected, you are required to participate in 2 challenges per month and you will need to promote the challenges on your blog, facebook or twitter account. You will also be required to comment on participants entries. No prior DT experience needed! 

The first challenge of the year is already up and new challenges are posted every Thursday.  Pick one or try them all! All participants will be entered in the draw for the January prize just for playing along! To apply for the SIWAS DT, just take part in any of the January challenges, and put "DT" next to your name in the link to your project so we know you're interested in becoming part of the team.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Cloud - Scrap Your Crap

Supplies:
Paper: 7 Dots, Basic Grey
Letters: American Crafts
Doilies: Hallmark
Mist: Tattered Angels
Mesh: Magic Mesh
Other: Book Pages, Butterflies, Ephemera, Fibers
Sketch: Creative Scrappers #187

For Challenge #61 at Scrap Your Crap we would like to see some of your oldest papers mixed with a new purchase.  My newest purchase are the gorgeous 7 Dots papers from the Dreamer collection.  I mixed in some old Basic Grey papers as well as some old embellishments; Magic Mesh and fibers.  My daughter helped me with the title for this page.  She said it looked like she was sitting on clouds, so I went with that and added some song lyrics from Les Miserables "Castle on a Cloud." We cannot wait to see what ideas you come up with!

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Coming Soon...


Scrapbook News and Review Magazine is unveiling a new look for the new year!  Exciting changes are being made to both the magazine and the site.  Stay tuned for more details!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Mister Fahrenheit - Scrap It With A Song

Supplies:
Paper: Basic Grey
Paint: Kaisercraft
Mist: Tattered Angels
Song Lyrics: Queen
Photo Credit: Rosie Highers

Scrap It With A Song is back from the holiday break with a New Year Free For All Challenge this week!  I chose "Don't Stop Me Now" by Queen, which is a great song and went well with this photo of my husband rocking out with his band.  The song lyrics read:

Tonight I'm gonna have myself a real good time
I feel alive and the world is turning inside out yeah
I'm floating in ecstasy
So don't stop me now don't stop me
'Cause I'm having a good time

I almost always use papers from the Basic Grey Obscure collection to make rock pages.  I love the turn tables, cassette tapes and cables that are featured on this patterned paper.  I didn't want to cover up too much of this paper so I only added a bit of paint and mist, simple and fun! If you want to play along, simply choose any song to celebrate the new year and link up your project!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Cute

Supplies:
Paper: Glitz Design, American Crafts
Banner: My Mind's Eye
Sticker: October Afternoon
Pearls: Melissa Frances
Whatnot: Glitz Design
Ribbon: Webster's Pages
Tattered Floral Die: Sizzix
Tool: Cuttlebug
Other: Netting

I created this layout for the January Blog Challenge from Glitz Design.  This layout was inspired by the photo shown below.  I added many of the elements from the photo on my page including color, snowflakes and the garland, which I switched to a banner.  I really love the frosty feel of the inspiration photo and tried to add the same touches to my page with the flowers I made from netting and the pearls.  The cutie in the photo is my niece, who I met for the first time over the Christmas holiday.  I really love the gray and blue for a feminine page!
This challenge ends on January 26, 2012 at 11:59pm. The top five, which includes the prize winner, will be highlighted on the blog on the Saturday following the contest end! 

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Persevere

Supplies:
Photo Paper: Kodak
Letters: Paper Trunk
Flowers, Branches: Petaloo
Leaves: Prima
Butterflies: Webster's Pages
Mist: Tattered Angels
Other: Salt, Frame

My word for 2012 is PERSEVERE; to persist in anything undertaken; maintain a purpose in spite of difficulty, obstacles, or discouragement; continue steadfastly.  I made this frame to sit on my scrap desk, to remind me everyday not to give up.

I had a lot of fun making the background for this piece using mist and kosher salt.  I love the effect the salt has when it mixes with the ink.  I used letter stickers as a mask for my word and peeled them away once my background was dry.


I usually start out the new year with high expectations and a ton of energy and by the end of the year I'm hanging by a thread.  I'm determined that this year will be different for me!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Dance - Scrap Jacked

Supplies:
Paper: K&Company
Letter Stickers: Glitz Design
Clear Sticker: American Crafts
Flowers: Making Memories
Ribbon: Prima

It's time for another round of inspiration from the fabulous Scrap Jacked Team! 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.

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

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mr. T.

Supplies:
Paper: Glitz Design, Momenta, Paper Trunk
Letters: American Crafts
Stickers: 7 Gypsies, October Afternoon
Pearls: Prima
Twine: Jillibean Soup
Felt: Pink Paislee
Other: Button

I created this page for the new color challenge at The Paper Variety; black, white and a kiss of color.  I chose my favorite color, green.  I had a lot of fun using up some of my older stash as well as some paper scraps to make this page.  One of my goals for the new year is to use more scraps on my projects.  So far, so good!  Thanks for stopping by!

Scrap Your Crap DT Call!



Another DT Call - Is it that time already????

Our current DT are still rocking the crap until the end of February but as you all know, we like to keep things cool and stress free. So we give you loads of time to get your application in if you fancy becoming part of our fabulous Design Team.

Are you a hoarder? Do you surround yourself with pretty papers, chipboard, embellishments and continue to add to your stash rather than use it?

Well then you are the prefect crafter to become part of our DT.

Scrap You Crap is looking for four to six team members and ideally we would love to have a good mixture of cardmakers and scrapbookers.

**What do we ask of our Designers?

Just one project per month – due on the 7th as our challenges will go live on the 15th.

Register for our DT forum, where we will be throwing ideas around for future challenges and communicate with each other. We do not ask for gazillions of posts, just a bi-monthly check in

Promote SYC wherever possible, for example on your personal blog, online communities.
Commit to a four month term with the possibility of extending this for another term.

Leave comments on all challenge entries - this is super important and will be monitored

**What do our Designers get in return?

The gratification of having used up all that stash which gathered dust. As the concept of the blog is to make use of the stash you already own, it would be kind of defeating the object to compensate with product, right? And also, this gives you the perfect excuse to go and buy more stash...seeing that you used the old one up for our challenges :)

Designers will have a permanent link to their blog (or homepage) on our site.

If you want to become part of this well-established challenge blog, send an email to: sycchallenges@gmail.com and don’t forget to put SYC DT Call in the subject line.

We would like you to submit three projects (layouts or cards) which you feel represent your style the best but they don’t have to be newly created. You can email us images of stuff you have already done before no need to recreate and keep it a secret. Please DO NOT embed images within your email we require them as attachments only. Please make sure that our pictures are not blurry and of a maximum size of 700 x 700 pixels.
Don’t forget to include a link to your personal blog (if you have one) as we are nosy like that and fancy checking you out...

Internationals are more than welcome and the deadline for this call is February 10th 2012. If accepted, your term runs from March 2012 through to June 2012. No prior DT experience is required.

We will contact the successful applicants no later than February 15th 2012.

If you have any questions, please shoot us an email to: sycchallenges@gmail.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible. We look forward to hear from you all!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Sweet And Lovely

Supplies:
Paper: Sassafras Lass
Flowers: Making Memories
Sticker: Sassafras Lass
Other: Button, Twine
Sketch: Keri Babbit for Pretty Little Studio

I created this layout using the current sketch from Pretty Little Studio.  Living in Florida, I don't have the typical winter landscape, so I swapped the snowflakes for flowers.  I also flipped the sketch.  I took this photo of my daughter while we were vacationing last month in Texas.  The weather was a bit colder than we would have liked, but we managed to avoid the snow!