Thursday, April 30, 2009

Kentucky Derby Challenge

Play the Kentucky Derby Challenge at Scrapdango to win a WONDERFUL RAK!

Scrapdango National Scrapbook Day Crop

Come join us for National Scrapbook Day at Scrapdango on May 1st and 2nd. There will be early bird challenges starting on Friday and games throughout the day on Saturday. One winner will be getting a fabulous monthly kit from Scrapdango. There will be some smaller raks along the way as well.Participants will have until midnight the following Saturday, May 9th to load their creations into the gallery and link them to the individual challenges. Yes, that is right you have ALL WEEK to get them done. (more time for us to have some fun on the boards as well) All creations must be newly created for the crop. So come join us for lots of fun at: are looking forward to getting to know you! Come celebrate our passion of scrapping with us!!!!! International Winners will be responsible for paying the difference in shipping after a $6.00 shipping credit.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Eco-Friendly Projects

Here is a great link to some fantastic Eco-Friendly Scrap Projects from Scrapscene, including

  • license plate mini-book covers
  • envelopes from magazine pages

  • using feathers and old costume jewelry

  • altered playing cards

  • tea and coffee staining

  • incorporating food labels into your layouts

  • creating your own stamps from potatoes

    • Let me know what you think. I'd love to see your projects!

      Friday, April 24, 2009

      Today's Quote

      Take Time Each Day
      Take time to think - thoughts are the source of power.
      Take time to play - play is the secret to perpetual youth.
      Take time to read - reading is the fountain of wisdom.
      Take time to pray - prayer can be a rock of strenght in time of need.
      Take time to love - loving is what makes living worthwhile.
      Take time to be friendly - friendships give life a delicious flavor.
      Take time to laugh - laughter is the music of the soul.
      Take time to give - sharing brings joy to your heart.
      Take time to work - work is the price of success.
      Take time to dream - dreams show you what is possible.
      Take time to do your work well - pride in your work nourishes the mind and the spirit.
      Take time to show appreciation - it's the frosting on the cake of life.
      **Use a line or phrase from this poem for your next layout. Post a link here for everyone to see and chance to win this month's scrap suprise. Have a great day!

      Monday, April 20, 2009

      Earth Day

      Wednesday, April 22 is Earth Day. I like to save cardboard packing and make my own mini-albums. I also save clothing tags, popcycle sticks, and bottle caps to use on my layouts. I try to use my paper scraps from layouts for cards and tags. This not only reduces waste, but also saves money. What are you doing to reduce, reuse, and recycle? Leave a comment and let us know for a chance to win this month's scrap goodies.

      Sunday, April 19, 2009

      Have you tried Wordle???

      Wordle is a fabulous site where you can enter random words and create a multitude of different word scrambles. It is SO fun and SO addicting. These would be great on layouts, cards, albums... This is a scramble I created. Post a link to your project that includes a word scramble and you'll be entered in this month's drawing for scrap goodies. Enjoy!


      Saturday, April 11, 2009

      Create Your Own Spring Flowers...

      One of my favorite things about Spring is the blooming of beautiful Spring flowers. The bright colors of the tulips and daffodils make me so happy. This tutorial will show you how to add a bit of Spring to your projects.

      1. Cut eight 2" circles using any 2-sided Spring patterned paper.

      2. Fold each side of the circle toward the center, as shown.

      3. Arrange circles into flower pattern and glue edges of folds to each other.

      4. Cut one 1/2" circle from different patterned paper and adhere to center.

      5. Cut decorative leaf free-hand or from stencil.

      6. Enjoy!

      Monday, April 6, 2009


      Super Springy April Sketch Challenge

      Spring is in the air...daffodils, Easter eggs, and fluffy chicks. Join me in creating a Super Springy layout with this month's sketch for a chance to win some incredible scrap goodies.

      To enter, create a layout based on this 12x12 sketch. Your entry can be any size you like and in any format (paper or digital). The challenge starts today and ends at midnight (EST) on April 30th. Post a comment here with a link to where you've uploaded your page (blog, online gallery, etc.) The winner will be announced May 1st.

      The theme for this contest is "Spring is in the Air." You don't have to use the theme in your title, but your page should reflect something about Spring. Have fun with the sketch. I can't wait to see what you create!

      Hi, everyone! My name is Keely Yowler and I am your new Blog Coordinator. I'm SUPER excited to bring you new contests, challenges, tutorials, and great scrappy finds in the industry. I would love to hear your comments and suggestions.

      Friday, April 3, 2009

      Blog Winner Announcement!!

      I love this part of running the blog. Picking the winner is always so much fun. I enlisted Paige yesterday to help me.

      We cut out all the ballots and put them in a hat.

      Paige loves the part where she picks the winner and displays it for the camera. Look at that grin!

      Can you make out the name?

      CONGRATS LISA!! (pictures2page)

      You have won some Ranger Wildflower Alcohol Inks!! Send me your address and I'll get your prize sent to you.

      Another challenge will be based on my two page Sugar Kit layout. Check it out tomorrow!