Monday, March 29, 2010

April Sneak Peek for Scrapbook Kit Club!

This is definitely a fun, cute kit! Have a little peeky at a few things I put together with it:

The April kit from Scrapbook Kit Club releases April 1st, don't miss it!

COUPON to share!

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Go to the Magistical Memories store, fill up your cart, and enter the code 25Spring at checkout to receive your 25% discount. If you've been thinking of ordering, NOW is the time! I'd love to know what you got, so stop in here and tell me all about it if you like. Happy Shopping!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

If you find someone else's trash, turn it into TREASURE!

Yesterday I stumbled upon an incredible find. It looked like a briefcase, only bigger. I understand it is a case to hold mini CD's in. Well, it had outlasted it's usefulness to the previous owner, BUT I simply could not let it go into the trash. Even though I had NO clue what I was going to do with it, I snatched it up, and saved it from a dark and horrifying fate. Have a peek at this beauty, would you have saved it too?

Before I even got it home, I was struck with an idea. I have a ton of trims and ribbons that live in different homes. I believe that they reside in FOUR different places in my crafty stash storage. I knew this briefcase would be the perfect home for all of my ribbons and trims. I was unsure how I would work it out, as many were on spools, but I knew I could work it out if I just gave it some thought.

Think on it, I surely did, and realized I could just wrap my own trims up and call it a day. Knowing this, I launched myself first into cleaning the briefcase. I scrubbed it well, and then I pulled out the half inch foam backing on the inside of the case top. This was out of necessity, I needed more room to house my trims, so the foam simply HAD to go. I didn't like the look of the case underneath that foam, so I covered it with packaging material and some Graphic 45 paper. I want to tell you, that the best adhesive for a project like this, is Fabri Tac from Beacon Adhesives. It works on almost ANYTHING, and has a QUICK "grab", so you don't have to sit there and hold it together forever! Fabri Tac was absolutely my hero on this project!

After the inside was finished, I altered the front with yummy Graphic 45 paper and some Prima flowers. American Crafts Thickers are one of my go-to embellies, so I reached for them too. I used some trim that I had COMPLETELY forgotten about to finish off the look. I was filled with giddiness, knowing that I would NEVER again forget a trim because I couldn't find it. This project was going to make my life SO much easier!

For the trim on the inside, well, I decided it would be fine to cut strips of chipboard, wrap the trim around it, and adhere it with a pin. I got to work, and I had a lot of work to do!

After the trim wrapping work was completed, it was time to load up the briefcase. Everything went in perfectly, and it looked awesome too! The cool thing about this, is that I can EASILY take this along with me to crops and never worry about leaving some trim behind. I just can't believe how wonderful this turned out. Have a peek, and tell me what you think!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Do you love chipboard??

I do! Have a look at this sampling of the new shapes from Magistical Memories:

When I received these, and so many other fabulous shapes, I thought my head was going to explode from all the ideas I was getting! I truly love Magistical Memories products, and I want to spread the word, and try to turn others onto it as well.

Sooooo, I've decided to do a bit of Q&A with my friends and blog readers. I want to know a few things.. OH and, ummm, I'll offer up a RAK too for your time! I want to know:

a). Is chipboard an embellishment you reach for often?
b). Have you ever used Magistical Memories chipboard before, and what was your experience?
c). This one requires some legwork, LOL. I want you to check out Magistical Memories' store. Browse a bit, and tell me what your favorite shape, or category of shapes are. Tell me if you like the selection available, and anything you might want to see that isn't there.

Post your answers in a comment here. Anyone that has answered all of these questions will be in the running for a RAK of, you guessed it, Magistical Memories chipboard! Yes, I am willing to part with some to spread the word about such great product! You have until April 15th, and I'll randomly select a winner on the 16th. Remember though, to be eligible, you have to answer all my questions!

Friday, March 19, 2010


Its time for a blog train and this one is awesome! The design teams of Scrap N'Art and Get Sketchy have teamed up together, along with SRM Stickers to provide you with inspiration and prizes!

Here is what you need to do! Visit each blog in this list. Each blogger will have a "special word" noted in their post! If you visit every blog, the words will create a sentence. After you have the full sentence, your last stop will be at the Scrap N'Art blog. You will find an email address in that final post. Email the full sentence and you will be entered to win a subscription and a prize pack from Scrap N'Art! There will be TWO winners for those prizes!

Also, anyone who leaves comments on the blog posts at SRM Stickers and at Get Sketchy will be entered to win prizes from those sites as well! So what are you waiting for? If you started here, you need to head back to the beginning of the train so you don't miss a single stop! Here's the order of the blog train, you need to start at Get Sketchy FIRST:

Get Sketchy -

Bree Tetz -

Camille Young -

Dora Dekker -

Anja Curvers -

Grace Tolman -

Lenet Mos -

Lisa Forsythe -

Sherri Thompson -

Staphanie Muzzulin -

Ami Godfrey -

Amy Hadley -

Carol Zeitz-

Cathleen Smith -

Rebecca Price (You are here, LOL) -

Danielle Gray -

Nicole Polhamus -

Jennifer Ziegler -

Jenn Hochlan -


Scrap Nʼ ART Blog -

I had a chance to work with the sketch from Get Sketchy, I am so happy with how it turned out! Have a look:

"Happy", by Rebecca Price

Stickers: SRM Stickers "Quick Cards: #52003 Happy"; Cardstock: Paper Accents; Adhesive: Beacon Adhesives "Zip Dry," Glue Arts "Glue Glider Pro"; Embellishments: Blumenthal Lansing Buttons, Prima "Just Corina Mattie Journal Overlays, Trellis Roses"; Ink: Clearsnap "Colorbox Catseye: Blackbird, Blue Lagoon"; Paint: Plaid "Apple Barrel"; Pens: Zig "Millennium"

OH, and the special word from my blog is... "INSPIRE"! Have fun hopping!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Blog hop coming SOON!!

Scrap N' Art, Get Sketchy, and SRM Stickers are coming together for a blog hop! Be here Friday, and I'll give you all the details. A free subscription to Scrap n' Art ezine, and an AMAZING prize pack are up for grabs!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Some paint play and a CHALLENGE for you!

I've been loving on the paint lately. I enjoy adding extra layers to my work with a few layers of different colored paints, like on this layout:

That is my son getting ready to throw a tantrum. He purses his lips, crosses his arms, and glares at me disgustedly before the screaming starts. LOL! I was so happy I caught this moment, as he has been doing this a lot lately. I think the paint and distressing really compliments his irritable mood.

Today, I just wanted to do something drastically different, so I painted a background on a cakeboard circle. I added a tree, made of distressed cardstock, and then some leather cord to anchor a picture of my son swinging. Overall, though I don't scrap in a "cutesy" style, I REALLY love how this gem turned out.

What do you think? Are you inspired to use some paint, to think outside the "scrap" box? Well, if so, I'm here to challenge you. All you have to do, is use some paint on a layout or project. Make it unique, make it all you. I'll give you until April 1st to get it done, and post a link to it here in the comments of this post. I'll then randomly draw a winner from the participants, and send them a nice RAK. How does that sound? Well, you better get paintin' huh? Have fun!