Friday, April 29, 2011

scrap{sketch} Friday and a Mother's Day gift!

Let me first apologize for the bad photo of my layout. I took it early this morning while I was watching the royal wedding(did any of you get up early to see it??)and with it being dark, it turned out badly! Oh well, hopefully you will forgive me and get the jest of my layout. I created this layout of my dgs using the awesome products from the Stella & Rose collection from My Mind's Eye. I also created the sketch so I really hope you like it!!

Next weekend, May 8th, is Mother's Day. In honor of all of the Mom's out there, use code MOTHER25 to get 25% off of your order now through May 8th. Treat your Mom, treat yourself, or have your significant other treat YOU with some great new scrap goodies to create lasting memories with!! Have a great weekend and thanks so much for visiting My Scraps & More!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Jillibean Soup!!!

Jillibean Soup is now in stock at the My Scraps & More store! Dutch Mustard Soup, Chilled Strawberry, Spotted Owl and Blossom Soup are all in stock now! Watermelon Gazpacho Soup is ordered and will be start shipping next week!! Happy Thursday friends!!

***cosmo giveaway posted below! comment through April 29th to win***


This week for the scrap{stash} challenge, you had to use at least 9 different patterned papers on a layout. What?? Did I really issue this challenge! I am the girl that usually only uses two or three different papers so how in the world would I think of including nine!!! My layout really came together very quickly and I love it! I used the "For the Record" line from echo park paper co, which is awesome by the way, and cut 9 2x2 squares to create this page...simple!! I would love for you to share with me what you do for this challenge!! Have a great day and I hope to see you on the forum soon!!

***cosmo giveaway posted below***

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Now in stock...

My Mind's Eye lime twist collection and the 5 & dime collection from October Afternoon!! Head to the store here and check them out! They are both so great! Remember, if you haven't already used it, you can use coupon code MS411 for 20% off of your first order through the month of May!!

**cosmo cricket giveaway in post below**

Monday, April 25, 2011

scrap spotlight on Cosmo Cricket!

This week we are shining the spotlight on Cosmo Cricket! I have three of their lines in the store now which are "Social Club", "Upcycle" and "Salt Air". All three of the are completely different and still completely awesome!! This layout I did of my granddaughter at the beach using the "Salt Air" line. This week, because they are in the spotlight, you can get 25% off any Cosmo Cricket item in stock through May
1st. Simply use CC25 at checkout to receive your discount!! Let me know what is your favorite Cosmo Cricket line is on this post and I will draw a winner on Friday to receive some Cosmo goodies for themselves! (internationals are welcome to win but I ask that you pay for any shipping over $5.00) Happy Monday!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

scrap {sketch}

well...I created my second sketch! I know that I still need to play around with word but at least I have it halfway figured out!! I used the "toy box" collection from Crate Paper for the layout of my youngest son Connor and our dog Delilah! LOve both of them!! Please play along with the sketch and share it with me here or on the forum!!

Because of the response that I received for my "fan friday" coupon, I decided I did not give you all enough time so I am extending the savings through the weekend! Use coupon code FF422 at checkout to get 30% off of your order of $20.00 or more. Enjoy and thank you so much for visiting My Scraps & More!!

Friday, April 22, 2011

Fan Friday!!

I am so humbled by all of the visitors and followers to My Scraps & More and I wanted a way to show my appreciation! Besides saying "thank you" to all of you, today only I am offering 30% off of any orders of $20.00 or more!! Simply use coupon code FF422 in the coupon code at checkout to receive your discount! Please feel free to share this with your friends so they can share in the savings as well! Happy Friday my friends!!

p/s I thought I would share the layout I did for the scrap{play} challenge yesterday which was to use a sketch you found playful and fun and to use the title "good times". I used papers from the Social Club line from Cosmo Cricket and the sketch is #152 from creative scrappers!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Design Team reminder and coming soon...

Just a reminder that the Design Team call is open through April 30th!! If there are any of you on the fence, please apply! I would love to have a mix of styles and talents on my team!!

Next week, October Afternoon "5 & Dime" will arrive as will My Mind's Eye "lime twist". Along with these will also be Jillibean Soup and Basic Grey!! Look for them soon!

Tomorrow's challenge is the friday scrap{sketch} challenge with another sketch designed by me! Be sure to stop by the forums to check it out and play along!!!

Have a great night!!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Gallery Inspiration

There has been so many wonderful layouts posted to the gallery lately that I decided to share a few here. The layouts are by Chelsea, Teresa and scrappin in AK. I love looking through galleries and seeing how others are inspired by challenges or sketches. It is also a great way to see how someone else has used a certain product that you have or have been wanting! Please be sure to head to the gallery here and see all of the amazing layouts and while you are there, be sure to share some of your own!! Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

p/s notice that My Scraps & More is now on Facebook! Make sure that you "like" us to get all the latest going on in the store and on the site!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

scrap{lift} Monday

I love doing a scrap{lift}!! It is slmost like doing a sketch and you know we all love those! Today I chose a layout from the gallery by Kim (kilarney rose) which I think has such a great design and everyone will enjoy lifting! I used the "Emma's Shoppe" collection from Crate Paper to make my layout of my dd when she was little. Please share your lift over on the forums! It is fun to see how everyone is inspired differently!!

Our spotlight company this week is echo park paper co. I love all of their recent releases, including the Playground line that guest designer, Julie Bonner, created with! If you missed it, you can see the post here with her fabulous layouts! Now through Sunday, April 24th, use coupon code EP25 at checkout to get your discount of 25% off any echo park product that I have in the store!! I am also letting the Fancy Pants discount from last week go on now through April 24th as well. The code was not working last week for Fancy Pants so I hope that I have it fixed! Use FP25 to get 25% off all Fancy Pants products!Have a great Monday!!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

scrap{recipe} challenge

Every Saturday, the challenge at My Scraps & More is a recipe challenge with a twist! I roll three dice (with the help of give us the recipe for the day. The first die is for the number of pictures to be used on the layout, the second die stands for the number of patterned papers used and the third represents how many embellishments to add! This week random rolled a 2 2 5 so that was 2 photos, 2 patterned papers and 5 embellishments! I hope that you find this challenge fun and interesting and will join in over at the forums. There will be a winner drawn for some scrap goodies each month from those who participated in at least half of the challenges for that month. I look forward to seeing your take on this challenge soon!!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Time to get Fancy...

...with the new Fancy Pants "Beach Bum" and Beach Babe" collections! I will begin shipping these great papers out on Monday so I wanted to send a reminder out that Fancy Pants is our scrap compnay of the week. That means 25% savings for you when you use coupon code FP25!! This is only good now through tomorrow night, April 17th.So if you were thinking of getting these cute summer papers, now is the time! I can't wait to play with them myself!!

Happy Scrappin'

sketch contest winner!!

I had 9 people participate in the sketch contest that kicked off the forums at My Scraps & More! I would first like to thank Jana Eubank again for creating such a great sketch for us to use...THANK YOU Jana! If you haven't already, please visit her blog here so you can ooh and ahh over all of her awesome work!!

And the winner,picked by is...

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Chelsea with this awesome layout...Congrats girl. Please email me your address so that I can get your scrap goodies to you!!

Thanks to everyone who participated and visited the forums because of this contest. Look for another sketch contest coming soon!!! Have a great weekend and I hope you find some time to play with paper!!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

scrap{sketch} challenge 4/15/11

I made my first sketch!!! I know...I know...I am sure that you are thinking that it leaves a lot to be desired but I am just happy that I figured out how to do it at all! I had more fun making my layout!! I played with the "Neighborhood" collection by Crate Paper and can I just say LOVE!! The colors and patterns are so bright and cheerful. I look forward to seeing your take on my sketch over on the forums soon!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

scrap{lift} challenge

Every Monday I will pick a layout from the gallery for a {lift} challenge. As scrapbookers, we are all inspired by each other and I think it is the biggest compliment when someone chooses to scrap{lift} your work!! It says, "your page is awesome" and "I want to make a layout look just as good!" For this week I chose a layout by Heather (aka scrappin' in ak) that I think is simply adorable with a great design! I hope that you will agree and share your own scrap{lift} of this layout in the forum and the gallery so we can be inspired by you as well!!

reminder...the Sketch contest using Jana Eubank's sketch closes tomorrow night, April 15th. Please see the post here for more details! You don't want to miss out on the chance to win some fabulous My Mind's Eye goodies!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Coming soon!!!!

I can't wait to start playing with all of these great lines! Fancy Pants "Beach Bum" and "Beach Babe" will be here on April 18th and My Mind's Eye "lime twist" will be here shortly thereafter!! "Summer Days" from echo park paper co. will be shipping tomorrow and October Afternoon's "5 & dime" should be here next week. Keep checking back here for updates as to when they become available!!

p/s In honor of my husband's birthday, I want you to celebrate too! Anyone who orders now through midnight tomorrow, April 14th, can take 25% off of their order of $20.00 or more with code HB25 !

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Julie Bonner...Guest Designer!

I am so fortunate to have Julie Bonner be my first guest designer at My Scraps & More!! I sent her the "Playground" line from echo park paper co and, of course, her work is fabulous!! Please be sure to visit her blog here to see all of her amazing creations! I hope that she has inspired you with these layouts because I know that she has me! Be sure to share your own pages at the My Scraps gallery here! I look forward to being inspired by you as well!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Favorites, challenges and a little inspiration!

Some of my favorite companies are coming soon to My Scraps! October Afternoon "5 & dime" should be here in the next week or two! This collection looks so great! "Rocket Age" will be be coming soon after and is sure to be just as popular! My Mind's Eye "Lime Twist" will be here next week and arriving this week is "Summer Days" by echo park paper co. So many papers to play with, so little time to play!! Remember you can get 20% off of your first order with code MS411 as our way of thanking you for giving My Scraps & More a chance to be your new favorite scrapping place!!

Why not use some of these new papers on the challenges going on in the forums! There is a new challenge issued every day except Sunday so be sure to come and check them out! We would love to see what you create and to be inspired!! I am sharing a couple layouts from the gallery with you that have recently inspired me..."my mam'ma" is by Chelsea and "today is your day" is by scrappin in AK. Please visit the gallery to see some other wonderful creations!!

Just a reminder the the sketch contest is still going on now througn April 15th and My Mind's eye is 25% off only through tonight, April 10th with code MME25.

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

Friday, April 8, 2011

scrap{sketch} challenge 4/8/11

Thanks to the wonderful Jana Eubank for allowing use to use one of her sketches this week! We have a great one for the scrap{sketch} challenge!! I had so much fun playing with the sketch and using the Hometown Summer line from Pink is so stinkin' cute!! Head on over to the forum and join in on this challenge and all of the others that we have going on. I look forward to seeing you on the forums!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Design Team call!!

My Scraps & More, a brand new online store and forum, is looking for its first design team!! We are looking for three paper designers for a four month term(May 2011 - August 2011) with the possibility of extending their position.
Those interested should register on the My Scraps forum, and participate on the boards regularly so that you will become familiar with My Scraps, and also give us a chance to get to know you!
Designers will be required to participate daily on the forum, contribute ideas and example layouts for the challenges, and promote My Scraps & More on your personal blog and other places you visit where allowed. Our goal is to make My Scraps the new favorite place where scrappers will want to join, participate and feel welcome!
To apply, please submit two layouts that you have created within the last 3 months and also upload a new layout for this recipe challenge:
M…use products from your favorite Manufacturer
Y…yellow - got to have a little of the color somewhere on your layout
S…sewing - either with a machine or hand stitching, get that needle going!
C…circles – include at least one on your layout
R…ribbon – pull some out of your stash and use it here
A… All About You!
P…punch – use at least one on your page
S…style – make a layout that shows yours!
Please upload all of these layouts to the Designer Call area in the gallery so that everyone can enjoy your work!! Also, please attach the images in an email to Tammi at along with the answers to the following questions:
1) Name, address, phone, email and a short paragraph about yourself 2)Have you been on a design team before? If you are currently on one, when does your term end? (I ask that you not apply if you are currently on another design team for an online store)
3) Why do you want to be a design team member for My Scraps & More?
4)Please provide a link to your blog and other online galleries you are active in
5)What ideas do you have to help promote My Scraps & More?
6) Please give me an idea you have for a future challenge/contest that we could use at My Scraps!

For all of their hard work and devotion to My Scraps, designers will receive a bag of scraps goodies at the end of their term!!
This call is only open to US residents at this time and closes on Saturday, April 30, 2011. I hope to make the announcement of the new design team by May 4, 2011. Good luck and I look forward to meeting a lot of new faces and seeing some old ones as well!!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

scrap{quote} challenge

On Wednesdays, I am going to provide a quote or title as inspiration for a layout. Today I chose the title "You Make My Heart SOAR". I feel like so many can relate to the meaning of it and I am sure that some great layouts will be shared!! I can't wait to see yours over at the My Scraps gallery soon!!

remember, the My Mind's Eye products are 25% off with code MME25, but only for a few more days, so if you were wanting to get some of their paper to play with, now is the time! If you were eyeing something else in the store, use code MS411 for 20% off of your first order as my way of saying "thanks" for giving My Scraps a try!! This is only for a limited time as well so what are you waiting for....!!

Have a great day and here's to hoping you find yourself some time to play with paper!!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

scrap{stash} challenge

The challenge posted for today is a stash challenge and we all know that we scrappers may have a bit of that! lol!! The challenge is to use at least 5 different patterned papers on your layout! This is a great way to use up your stash (or maybe even your scraps)! Jump over to the forum now to join in on the challenges posted there. At the end of each month, those who participated in the challenges will go into a drawing for a scrappy prize. Who knows? It could be you! So come on over and indroduce yourself on the boards. I look forward to meeting you and being inspired by your creations!!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Weekly Scrap spotlight is shining on...

My Mind's Eye!!! I love their new line, Stella & Rose. I think that it offers something for every papercrafter. Since they are in the spotlight this week,at the store use code MME25 in the coupon field at checkout to receive 25% off of all Mind's Eye products that I have in stock. This offer is only good through April 10. Enjoy!!

if you are here for the sketch contest, please see this post here.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Crate Paper offer...

There is only a few hours left to get 25% off of all the Crate Paper products that I have in stock. All of the lines are so cute but "Toy Box" is my favorite! I just love it!! I got to play with some of the papers last night at my crop and they really worked great with the cute pictures of my dgs Cole!! To get your discount, type in CP329 in the coupon field at checkout. The offer ends at midnight tonight!