Sunday, May 31, 2009
weScrap has undergone a change recently. We have revamped the site, added a discount online store and offer the latest scrapbooking products in a monthly kit at discounted prices. There are now a section for digital scrappers and a great selection of kits to purchase and freebie downloads as well. We also have a fun online weScrap community to share our creative and personal lives. It is quote similar to Facebook but is geared to scrappers. It rocks!
weScrap has offered up a gift certificate for my Blog celebration!! You could use it for a monthly kit or any of the great products in the store.
Look at the site and see all the benefits to our members. Discount pricing, amazing monthly contest and prizes, celebrity chats such as the last one with Tim Holtz and of course the new online classes.
Thanks Jess and Scott!!
Hop on over to weScrap and introduce yourself here: Introductions . Make sure you tell them Tara sent you.:) (one ballot)
Then go and check out the amazing Inspiration Team and the Digital Team and email their names to me at firstname.lastname@example.org (one ballot)
Then head over to the store and tell me the names of the last two monthly kits. (one ballot)
Then head over to one of the DT Galleries and pick a layout to scraplift. (two ballots)
Sign up with a membership and receive 5 ballots!!! If you are already a member you will receive 5 ballots as well. Just send me an email.
Total ballots you can collect: 10!!
Due Date: June 15th
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Here is a layout I did for weScrap using the Lyrics of the Heart kit. Love this kit. It is so versatile. I took out my frustrations and relieved my stress by tearing some paper and crumpling some as well. I took the song lyric paper and crushed it into a ball. I then opened it up and did it again. What fun!! :)
Challenge: I would like to see you make a tear or two on your page and/or crumple some paper. Then email me at email@example.com to earn a ballot for one of the amazing sponsored prizes!! I will spotlight another one this weekend.
Due: June 15th
Thursday, May 28, 2009
How are things going?? The first person to post bingo on the blog and emails me will be the winner.
Here is what Anne Marie has to say:
"I just turned the big 40 this year arrrrrggg!!!!! No really it’s not so bad. I will be married to a wonderful man for 15 years this July. I have the million-dollar family, one soon to be 14-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl. My family is number 1 to me!!! I have one sister that I get to enjoy lots of laughs and scrapbooking fun with. Her and I get together quite often and scrap away or go away learning new ideas from different classes.
I live in a small town, St. Mary’s and love it. It is beautiful and quiet until we get our machines going hehehe. Our family loves to fourwheel, snowmobile, dirt bike and any other outdoors things. We have a cottage up north about 5 hours away that we love to go to and enjoy family time. No phones, no t.v. just us….. and of course some of my scrappy supplies.
I am a SAHM so I do get to enjoy lots of time to scrap. It really relaxes me and I love to see the joy in my family’s faces when they see my finished projects. I would like to thank Tara for asking me to be a part of her Blog Celebration. Congrats to you Tara!!!!!"
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
65. patterned paper
How are you doing now? Did you get any this time?
Remember... the first person to post Bingo on the blog and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org will be the winner. :)
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
There are no subscriptions to sign up to at Art Freckles, all kits are first come first serve! Every kit will be full of scrappy goodness, and the Design Team will be here with layout and projects to inspire you. "
Note: If you are already a registered member of Art Freckles you will earn a ballot as well. Just send me an email letting me know to earn your free ballot. :)
Monday, May 25, 2009
The butterfly I used on the following layout literally fell at my feet. I took the girls out to see where Steve was working in Stratford. There was a swan that was laying eggs and the town sectioned off a portion of the park, right under the bridge Steve was working on. We to take a peek at the nest she had built with the caution tape from the construction site. :)
I thought that since it was a beautiful day, that we would take some pictures. Paige was so tired and really didn't want her photo taken. I got this fun one of her pouting and I just had to scrap it. I used the April kit from Mon Ame Memories. I had so much fun with this one. I sanded the edges of the Core-dinations cardstock to get a fun, distressed look.
Do you notice the butterfly embellishment?? It is the same one that is in the photo of Paige, on her headband. When we headed home, she fell asleep. I had to wake her up when we got home. I opened the door and when she lifted her head, her pretty headband broke and the butterfly fell on the ground, at my feet!! I asked her if I could keep it and I used it on this layout.
Look around your home or office and find something unique that you wouldn't normally use for scrapbooking. Use it on a layout and email it to me at email@example.com to earn a ballot for one of the 8 sponsored prizes!!
Due: June 15th
**Look for the next sponsor spotlight tomorrow!
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Here are your bingo words for today:
Did you get one that time?
Saturday, May 23, 2009
I love a good font and these are fontastic! It is fresh, cool and funky! It has a cool Bewitched look to it. Loved that show!
It is called: Fabulous 50's
If you need help on how to load a font on your computer, click here to access the Resource section at CCAS! Resources
You can download it for free here: Fontspace
Download this free font on your computer and use it on your next layout or card to earn a ballot for this month's celebration Prizes!
Due: June 15th
Friday, May 22, 2009
I am actually too tired to post my challenge for the day so.... I will post two of them tomorrow. I also received a little package of goodies from our next sponsor and i will be highlighting them on Sunday!!
Hope you had one of these words. :)
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Here is a sample I did recently for Art Freckles when I was their GDT. It features my daughter Emmy and her love of music. She now has an iPod. I promised her that if she could take good care of an MP3 player that I would invest in an iPod for her.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Cady started the site just one year ago and we will be having a big birthday bash coming up soon to celebrate!! There is an online gallery, forum and a store front as well.
Here is what Cady says on the site: "Our goal is to provide you with the best tools to create your memories and gifts. We want this site to be your entrance into the scrapbook world with the newest and coolest tools in the industry. We will work hard to bring these products to your door for the best possible price. If something is not right or you find a lower price elsewhere…we want to hear from you. Please sign up for our newsletter and become a member in our forum/gallery. We want to see your designs and hear your input about everything scrap. We are a company that is all about creating lasting friendships. We also want happy Shoppers and Customers.Our scrapbook kit of the month is designed to make your life easier. We will provide you with new and exciting papers and embellishments. Become a member or buy on a month to month basis."
For first time shoppers to Mon Ame there is a special for you... a 10% off discount. For more information and to check out the products click here: Store
Cady has generously offered to sponsor my Blog Celebration and has this wonderful, packed April Kit for one lucky blog winner:
What do you have to do to win it?? Just complete some challenges here on my blog to earn a ballot. Every challenge you do earns you a ballot. Every follower of my blog gets a ballot as well. Isn't it just fabulous??
A big Thank-you to Cady for her generous gift to my blog. :)
This will be easy. Go and sign up on the forum and introduce yourself to earn one ballot. Please say that you heard of the site through Tara's Blog. That will make it easier for me to check and make sure you receive a ballot. Also... you can make up to 5 random posts throughout the site. For each post you can earn a ballot up to a maximum of 5!! That is a potential 6 ballots for checking out the forum!
Note: If you are already a registered member of Mon Ame you will earn a ballot as well. :)
Then go check out the design team and email their names to me at firstname.lastname@example.org to earn another ballot.
Due: June 15th
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
One of things I find I am using less of in my layouts is cardstock. I have discovered the joys of printing my photos with borders and using those instead of wasting my white cardstock to mat my photos.
There are also so many cute die cut journal spots and journaling stamps that I seem to be using these instead of cardstock as well.
Here is a layout I did for the Creative Scrappers Birthday Celebration. It features my lovely Paige and shows how I hope she will forever stay young. I used the kit that I received from Art Freckles when I was the GDT!
Create a layout or two cards without using any cardstock. Nice and easy..... except if you always use cardstock. :)
Email your creations at email@example.com to earn a ballot for over 8 different sponsored prizes!!
I will be posting the first sponsor highlight tomorrow morning. It rocks!!
Due Date: June 15th
Monday, May 18, 2009
Here are the first set of words:
I will be calling words everyday until someone declares Bingo!!
**Look for another challenge posted later today and I will have our first sponsor highlight tomorrow.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Here is a medium version and a hard one. Please note that they are of the same sketch!!
If you have any problems printing this sketch off just send me a pm or email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the sketch. Please put: “Sketch” in the subject line.
Here is the latest puzzle.
Challenge #4: Complete the sketch puzzle and use it as the base of your next layout. Email it to me at email@example.com to earn a ballot for my Celebration Prizes!!
Due: June 25th
Friday, May 15, 2009
Below is a list of words. Please pick 25 of them and email your choices to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will be calling words everyday on my blog until one lucky winner posts Bingo in a post and emails "Bingo" to me. Everyone who plays faithfully will receive a ballot for one of the prizes for the month. The winner will receive a Prize just for winning!!
Let us know how much fun you're having and how you're doing by posting comments along the way. That way I know you're playing along and I will issue you a ballot for one of the many sponsored prizes!! Have fun!
6. Scrapbook & Cards Today
11. So Sketchy
12. The Scrapping Bug
20. Design Team
25. Blog Hop
27. Monthly Kit Clubs
29. Pizza Box
34. My Sketchworld
40. ice cream
43. Mon Ame Memories
47. Jack Astors
51. oddles of fun
52. Creative Scrappers
54. Mini Albums
55. altered items
56. sweet tooth
57. paper trimmer
61. cyber buddies
62. Scrapbook Star
64. Deals and discounts
65. patterned paper
68. Scrapdango Blog
70. All Tangled Up
74. Art Freckles
76. Guest DT
77. Due Date
78. Draw Date
80. My Minds Eye
81. Kit Clubs
82. Creative Crafts and Stickers Blog
86. Pink Paislee
88. Scrapbook Tips
89. Chips and Dip
91. Pop up Dots
93. sketch puzzles
94. Kids Crafts
Words Due: Sunday midnight EST
Game Begins: Monday 9am EST
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I used my amazing May kit from Mon Ame Memories. This kit is so lovely. I combined it with Lucy's May 1st sketch:
Here is close up of the hand stitching I did on the layout. I posted a tutorial on Lucy's Blog.
Challenge #3: Go and check out The Sketchworld Blog. Pick and sketch of Lucy's and use it as the foundation of your next layout. If you choose to hand stitch on it you will not only earn an extra ballot for my draw BUT... you will also earn a ballot for Lucy's Blog Draw too!!
Due: May 31st
**Look for my other Blog Announcement tomorrow**
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Your guest designer requirements will include:
Due Date: May 31st
Email all 3 of your submissions along with your name, location and a link to your personal blog to Tara at email@example.com with “CCAS Guest Designer” in the subject line.
As part of becoming a guest designer and a Creative Chick, you will receive a small scrapbook related gift as a thank you for sharing work and you and your blog will be showcased on the CCAS blog site.
We look forward to receiving your applications! Good luck!
Due Date: May 31st
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Have some sweet patience...... you'll find out tonight. Thanks again girls.
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Monday, May 4, 2009
Since I was so busy this weekend running games and posting challenges at both Mon Ame Memories and weScrap, I haven't been around here at the blog. So......
I am posting one more challenge and this one will be super easy!!
Email me a maximum of three layouts that you created this weekend for NSD!! You will earn a ballot for each of them that you send in!! You will have until midnight tonight to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org so pick some out and send them right away. Can't you just see all those yummy Pink Paislee goodies now??
I will be making the draw and posting the winner sometime tomorrow!!
I have some exciting news to share with you girls this week as well. So keep an eye out!!