Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Scrap Happenings!!

There is so much happening over on the forums that I don't want you to miss...

ending today: "5 things I love about..." layout contest. Read the information about it here

Member Appreciation contest...read all about that one here

My Scraps Got Talent contest starts Friday!! I am really looking forward to this! There are so many talented ladies that are a part of My Scraps. I know there will be so much inspiration for all who participate!! Pre-contest challenges are already posted and look for bingo words to be put up soon. The first challenge will be posted Friday morning but you need to go here to read all of the info and to get yourself signed up!!

I am going to share a few recent layouts by our members that have been uploaded to the gallery lately...such great work being shared here! I can't wait to see yours!! Have a great Tuesday and stay cool!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Memorial Day Sale

Now through Memorial day, May 30th, receive 25% off all orders of $25.00 or more! Purchase $50.00 or more and receive free shipping! My Scraps Got Talent starts next week so now is the time to stock up on the products you have been wanting!! Visit the My Scraps & More store here. Have a wonderful and safe weekend!! use code memorial25 at checkout to receive your discount.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Stella & Rose

...by My Mind's Eye is one of my favorite collections ever!! I love all of the colors in each of the different themes along with all of the great embellishments to use with the papers!! For the crop this past weekend, I used this collection for two of my sketch layouts and I have to say that I am quite happy with how they both turned out!! What do you think?? Is this your fav from My Mind's Eye?? Let me know how you feel in this post and I will share some Stella & Rose brads with one random winner from all of the comments posted by June 1st!!

My Scraps Got Talent starts next week!! Have you signed up? There are already (pre)contest challenges posted to earn yourself some easy points. Post about the contest on your blog...5 pts, post about the contest on your facebook status...5 pts, and the easiest and most fun, share your favorite/best layout for 5 more easy points! What are you waiting for... read all about the contest here and get signed up today!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Crop Inspiration!!!

My Scraps and More had it's first crop this past weekend and I am so happy that so many of you came and participated!! Despite my internet being down most of Saturday and the medical crisis happening in my family, the Design Team kept the crop going! I am so thankful for all of you the stuck with it and, most of all, for your understanding and prayers!! It is not too late to get into the game. All challenge layouts are due by midnight, May 25th, so get to scrapping girls!!

My Scraps Got Talent contest starts next Friday!! This is an 8 week contest full of challenges, games and fun!! Please visit the message board here for more information and to get yourself signed up!!
I am going to leave you with a few of the inspiring layouts from the crop. Please visit the gallery and see more awesome creations!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Crop Challenges and Prizes!!

My Scraps & More's sketch crop starts tomorrow!! I am really excited for this and would love to have everyone come over and play along with the challenges that the design team has been working hard creating for you!!! There is on {pre}crop challenge up now that you have to sign up for by the start of the crop tomorrow. Take a look at it here. These type of challenges are my favorite at crops so I hope you will head over to the forum and make your "order" today!! And while you are there, don't forget to pm me your bingo words! Who doesn't enjoy a good game of scrap bingo right?!?

Besides having fun playing along with the crop, wouldn't a prize make it that much better!! Each challenge will have a random "rak" winner and, of course, there will be a grand prize winner as well. That lucky winner will be taking home this collection from echo park paper co!!

So what are you waiting for?? Sign up here for the crop and start earning your points!!!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

New products now in stock!!

Jillibean soup's Watermelon Gazpacho collection and echo park paper Splash collection are now in stock at the My Scraps store!! These are both the cutest lines! I know you will want to get your hands on them! If you order them soon, you will have them just in time to play with them for our sketch crop coming up this weekend! The crop will start on Friday morning! Please visit the forum for {pre} crop games and challenges already posted!! It is going to be fun and some people are going to win some great prizes...it could be you!!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Meet the Design Team!!

I am so fortunate that these four wonderful ladies have agreed to be my design team members for the next few months! Let me introduce them to you and show you the "about me" layout that they made for their submission...

Lisa Moen
My name is Lisa. My husband Greg and I have 2 children, Sierra, 13 and Austin , 11. We live in Wisconsin. I have been scrapping for about 14 years, but really caught the "fever" about 5 years ago. Besides scrapping, I enjoy reading, gardening, camping and spending time with my family.
Please visit Lisa's blog here

Chelsea Langworthy

I am a mother of two beautiful girls that are my whole world! I home school them so I am with them 24/7!! Scrapbooking is my creative outlet that re centers me and makes me a better mom, wife and teacher. When I'm not with the kids or scrapbooking I love to read, and cook new things.
I have been on The Better Living through Scrapbooking Design team before and a Featured Member at Sketch Inspiration. I also have been featured at The Fancy Pants blog. Please see here blog here

Heather Robertson

I'm originally from Northern Ireland but now live in Alaska. I've been
scrapping for approx. 8 years. I like to change my styles and try and
stretch myself but my primary style is probably graphic - bold, with
eyecatching colors combos and a focus on the photo. I love to play with
shapes and unusal designs, I love stitching, misting and punching. I
also love to make cards, I'm trying to challenge myself into creating
more mini albums and I dabble in digi .My latest craze is for altered
canvases. I don't have a fav manufacturer but love to mix items form
many manufacturers on my pages. Outside of scrapping (is there such a
thing) I love to travel, cycle, kayak, hike, play racquetball, x-country
ski Heather's blogs here

Raechelle Bellus

My name is Raechelle (pronounced Rachel). I am a mom/step-mom of 6 kids- 1 boy and 5 girls. Our 3 oldest children are in the military. I am a stay at home mom. I homeschool my youngest. My husband and I have been married for 12.5 years. He is an Operations Manager of a nationwide building supply company. I love to read and work puzzles when I am not scrapping. Please visit Raechelle at her blog here

I can not thank them enough for taking on this challenge with me and look forward to seeing what they have in store for My Scraps & More!!

just a reminder that today is the last day for free shipping on any order of $30 or more, no coupon code needed! Now is the time to stock up for our upcoming crop starting Friday!!!!

Friday, May 13, 2011

"I'll be your Honeybee"

I don't know if any of you are country music fans but when I heard this song last week, I just had to smile!! For the scrap{play} this week, I challenge you to use the lyrics of this song to get inspiration and create a layout! You can read all of the lyrics here! I used the "Neighborhood" collection by Crate Paper to make this layout of my husband and I pictured a few years ago. I had a lot of fun with it and hope that you will too!!

Next Friday is our Grand Opening Sketch Crop over on the message board. The first (pre)crop challenge has already been posted! There are going to be challenges, games and many fun prizes to win. To get yourself prepared, I am offering FREE SHIPPING at the My Scraps & More online store with any order of $30.00 or more, no coupon code needed! Go grab some of the great products just waiting for you to play with! This free shipping offer is only good through Sunday, May 15th, so act fast.

Please see the post below for information on all of the great things happening at My Scraps & More! I would love to have you join in!!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone and here's hoping you have some time to play with paper!!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

visited the forums lately???

There is so much going on at My Scraps& More this month that you will not want to miss out on!! Let me give you a little run down...

Scrap Layout contest going on now through May 31st! Use the words 5 things I love about... to inspire you to create a 12x12 layout. Upload a link to this post on the blog and/or upload your photo in the gallery and link it to this thread on the forum.

My Scraps & More Sketch Crop - join us May 20 - 22 for our grand opening crop! All of the challenges will be sketch related and you will have many chances at some great prizes all weekend long. Go to the forum thread here to let us know you are planning to play along!

My Scraps Got Talent - this fun 8 week contest starts on June 3rd! Please see this thread for more information and to get yourself signed up!!

Member Appreciation Contest - join the message board, become a follower of the blog, "like" us on Facebook and refer your friends to My Scraps all for your chance at winning some new Bo Bunny products! Read all about it here!!

So you see we have a lot happening at My Scraps along with our daily challenges posted on the forums. You can win participating in those too! I did this page for the scrap{recipe} challenge last Saturday. The challenge was to use 2 photos, 1 patterned paper and 6 embellishments! I used "For the Record" collection by echo park paper co, who has gotten to be one of my favorite new scrap companies!!

Have a great Wednesday and I hope to see you soon over on the forums!!

p/s use coupon code MS411 for 20% off of your order at the store!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Member Appreciation Giveaway!!!

I appreciate all of you who have found My Scraps & More and what better way of showing my graditude than having a giveaway!!!! There are a few ways to earn a drawing in this giveaway...

1) become a member of the forum and post on this thread
2) "like" My Scraps & More on facebook for another draw
3) for each new member you refer to My Scraps, you earn a draw (please make sure that they state you refered them here!)
4) become a follower of the blog

What can you win you ask??? How about your choice of the Vicki B line or the Blast off line from Bo Bunny. This great company is coming to the My Scraps & More store soon!!

This giveway will end on May 31st with the winner to be announced shortly thereafter. (internationals are welcome and encouraged to enter and if you are the lucky winner, I ask that you be willing to pay any shipping charges over $6 )

Friday, May 6, 2011

scrap{sketch} Friday!

It's time again for our sketch of the week! I created the sketch this week and used Fancy Pants collection "to the moon" to create this layout of my grandson visiting an amusement park in Maryland last summer. This line just worked with this photo!! I hope that you will play along and share your creations with me! I would love to see and hear what others think about my sketches!Link your layout here and I will draw a winner next Friday, May 13th, for some Fancy Pants "to the moon" products of their own!

Mark your calendars for My Scraps & More's Granding opening scrap{sketch} crop happening May 20th - 22nd! There will be sketch challenges, fast scrap, games and did I say prizes?!? The pre-crop challenges will be starting soon so get registered in the forums today!!

Have a great, GREAT weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all of the Moms out there! Enjoy YOUR day!! (25% off your order is still good through May 8th with coupon code

Thursday, May 5, 2011

scrap{play} challenge and contest!

Using the Fancy Pants "Beach Bum" collection, I created this layout of my son at the beach last summer. For our scrap{play} challenge, you are to use the words...5 things I love about you and use that as inspiration to create a layout!! Since I love this challenge so much, let's make a contest out of it!! You have until the end of May to create your own layout and use 5 things I love about you
as your inspiration. Please link your layout here, post it in the My Scraps & More gallery and/or email your submission to me at info@myscrapsandmore.com . At the end of the month, we will vote for a winner to win some scrap goodies from the My Scraps store!

***click here for info on My Scraps Got Talents***

**use code MOTHER25 now through May 8th to receive 25% off your order in the store**

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

scrap{stash} challenge

For this week's stash challenge, I asked you to use patterned papers that are at least one year old and to use two different letter stickers on your layout! Not to difficult right? but fun! I chose to use some papers from My Little Shoebox that I have been holding onto to create this layout of a photo of my step-daughter's new house. I love the cut outs that were included in this line. I am thinking about including My Little Shoebox as one of the Manufactures in my store...what do you think? Do you use My Little Shoebox products? Please share your thoughts on this with me! and please share your talents with us over at the forum and the gallery! I would love to see what you create for this challenge and all of the others posted every day!

Please "like" My Scraps & More on Facebook, which you will see on the sidebar. Once we reach 100 I will randomly award a follower some scrap goodies to play with!!

***My Scraps Got Talent information post below***

Sunday, May 1, 2011

My Scraps Got Talent Contest!!!

Please join us for 8 fun weeks of challenges and games, looking for the first "My Scraps" talent star! Starting June 3rd, and each Friday thereafter, a challenge will be issued. You will have until the following Thursday at midnight eastern time, to upload your challenge into the appropriate thread on the forum to continue on in the My Scraps talent search. At the end of the eight weeks, A My Scraps and More Talent star will be rewarded with a box of scrap goodies for sharing their talents! Along with the grand prize winner, someone will be randomly chosen each week among the participants of the challenge, to win a prize as well!Please visit the forum for more information and to sign up!!

Cosmo giveaway winner!!

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Jingle said...
I love the one they just showcased today, but I have been having fun playing with Upcycled a lot lately!

April 26, 2011 3:31 PM

Jingle...you won! Please contact me at info@myscrapsandmore.com with your address so that I may send out some Cosmo goodies for you to play with! Thanks to all of you for playing! Tomorrow a new month of challenges starts on the forums along with your chance to win some scrap goodies for yourself! Please join us and share what you are creating!!