Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Spotlight on Pink Paislee!

We recently added two new Pink Paislee lines to the My Scraps store..."Vintage Vogue" and "Nantucket". Since going to the beach for our vacation this year, I could not wait to play with the "Nantucket" line. The colors of these papers are so soft...just right for this picture of me and the boys at the beach! I used the chipboard tiles from this line at the bottom of the photo and a couple of items (from which there are tons) from the embellishment pack. LOVE!!

Our "Goodbye to Summer" crop is still going on and we are waiting for YOU! Please visit the forums here to read all of the challenges the design team members have come up with to help you get your pile of pics a little slimmer!

You have until midnight tonight to post your take on this week's sketch here. A new one will be posted tomorrow along with another chance to win a great prize!!

Happy Hump Day!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Special Thanks...

to our design team member Heather, aka scrappin in AK. Heathers last day on the My Scraps team is tomorrow so I wanted to take a moment to thank her publicly for all she has done for the site and all the time she has spent. Hopefully she will still be a major presence on our forums and continue inspiring us with her wonderful creations, a few of which I am sharing here. Thank you Heather!! I can not express just how much you have been appreciated!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!!

Let's start off our giveaway Monday with the winner of last week's Basic Grey "Lauderdale" prize... random .org chose #4. That is you Cynthia B. Congratulations girl! Please email me at info @ myscrapsandmore dot com. Now let's get on with our giveaway for today... all of the patterned paper from the Fancy Pants "Summer's End" collection! This is a win it before you can buy it kind of thing! These papers do not ship to stores until September but they can be yours now if you leave a comment here by midnight September 4th.

If you missed our online crop this weekend there is still time to join in on the fun! Challenges aren't due until next Sunday, giving you plenty of time to play along and win some of the great prizes being given away!

Happy Monday everyone!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Crate Paper Random, Farmhouse and Peppermint in the house!!

and these are 25% off with our "Out with the Old; In with the New" sale but only through tomorrow night, August 28th. The papers are already moving fast out of the store so act quickly to get yours and save!! With this sale you also can receive 65% off older items with code OLD65.

Our "Goodbye to Summer" crop is going on this weekend over on the message board. challenges are not due until next weekend so you have plenty of time to play! Please visit and join in on the fun challenges posted by the design team members. If you haven't registered yet to become a member, it only take a couple of minutes. I try to approve accounts often! We would love to have you!!
Have a good weekend and be safe!!

Friday, August 26, 2011

I am Not liking Mother Nature!!

First an earthquake, which is unheard of in Virginia, then a horrible storm yesterday. It looks like a tornado went through our neighborhood!! Trees are down everywhere! We have two on our house and several across the driveway and road. Clean up will take days! We lost power for about 14 hours. So glad we have it back because now we have to look forward to Irene!! They say the hurricaine is going to affect us here and the news is telling us to prepare for no power for several days!!! So now you see why I am not liking Mother Nature too much right now!! Please stay safe to all of those that this storm is threatening!

Our goodbye to summer crop starts tonight at 5pm! Please visit the message board and pick your menu items so that you don't miss out on the BBQ menu challenge! Also, Bingo words are up and ready for you to pick! It is going to be fun!! Many prizes are going to be Basic Grey, Bella Blvd and more!!

Stay safe everyone and I hope to see you at the crop this weekend!!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Blog Sketch Thursday!

It's that time again, time for a new sketch here at the My Scraps blog! For my example this week, I used the adorable papers from the "Country Drive" collection from echo park. I just keep finding more and more pictures that are perfect for this line! Keeping withthe echo park theme, the "Springtime" collection is the prize for this week's sketch! I look forward to seeing what you create!! Please post a link to your layout in the comment thread on this post by August 31st!

Make sure that you head over to the message board and get ready to play along in our "Goodbye to Summer" crop that start tomorrow, August 26th, at 5 pm and goes through Sunday night! There will be many prizes up for grabs such as some new Basic Grey, Bella Blvd and more!!

Have a great day!!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

We interupt our regularly scheduled posting...

for an EARTHQUAKE. I fully intended to have a scrap spotlight layout done to post today but after the earthquake happened here, no scrapping got done. I had never experienced anything like it scary! My house was a wreck afterward with pictures and items falling, along with a T.V. but nothing broke and better yet, no one was hurt, but it was frightening! Our house really shook and it was really loud. Not something I would want to go through again. We live only about 30 minutes from the earthquakes epicenter so it was felt pretty strongly here.
Tomorrow a new sketch will be posted so please get your layouts in for last weeks sketch by midnight tonight!
Have a great day! Hopefully some scrappy work will get done barring no more aftershocks!!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Look What's Here Now...

Basic Grey "Indie Bloom" and "Nordic Holiday"

and later today these four new lines from Bella Blvd, "Making the Team", "Christmas Wishes", "Too Cute to Spook" and "Finally Fall"!

All of these new lines are marked down 25% for the Out with the Old;In with the New sale but only through August 28th. After that, they go back to the retail price.

Happy Scrappin'

Monday, August 22, 2011

Giveaway Monday & a little lift

This post seems like a repeat from last week but it is my turn, again, for the scrap lift challenge today on the forum! I loved this page that I chose to lift so much that I just had to share it here with all of you! Heather created this page with such great design and color! I wanted to keep the bright colors so I used the "Summer Days" collection from echo park on my page of my son and I enjoying a summer treat together. Thanks Heather for the wonderful inspiration!!

Do you hate Mondays? Most everyone dislikes it for some reason or another. during the summer I don't like it because it means that my husbands time with us is over again until the next weekend. When school starts I hate it for the reason I think most do, having to get up early after a fun, relaxing weekend. This is why I chose to make Mondays giveaway day on the My Scraps blog. Hopefully it will make this day just a little bit more bearable for all!! I am getting more and more aware that summer is drawing to a close, so to try to help hold on to the summertime feeling a little while longer, I am giving away the "Lauderdale" collection from Basic Grey. This line just screams beach and summer to me. I hope it does the same for you! Leave a comment here by midnight next Sunday night, August 28th, for your chance to win!!

And now for the winner of last Monday's giveaway of the three 6x6 paper pads is #6...Sandi!! Congratulations!! Please email me at info @ myscrapsandmore dot com with your mailing address so I can get your prize out to you!!

A pre-crop Menu challenge is posted for our upcoming crop this weekend. Make sure you visit the message board and sign up for your picks so that you will be able to play along in this fun & popular challenge!!

Happy Scrappin'!!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

crops, calls and sales...Oh my!!

There are many things happening here at My Scraps & More, I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of them..
crops: This weekend My Scraps is having a "Goodbye to Summer" crop from Friday, August 26th @ noon through Sunday, August 28th. There will be many inspiring challenges to work on and fun games to play. And, of course, prizes to win!! Bingo words are already up and sign ups for the ever popular menu challenge will be up later today! Please register for the message board here, if you haven't already, to join in on a fun-filled scrappy weekend!

calls: My Scraps & More is looking for two new design team members for the months of September - December. If you are friendly, encouraging and love to create then you may just be who we are looking for. This call ends soon so please read all of the information here!

sales: "Out with the Old; In with the New" sale is going on now at the online store through August 28th. Receive 65% off all older items with code OLD65. All newer items are marked down in the store 25% off. This sale will not be repeated so act quickly before time runs out. Most orders ship out the same day so there is still plenty of time to have new scrap goodies to create with for the crop!!

Lastly, make sure you have left your comment here for our giveaway Monday. A new giveaway will be up tomorrow. Also, please leave a link to your layout for our Thursday Blog sketch challenge here. just may draw your number this week to win!

Here's to wishing you a scrap filled Sunday!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Design Team Reveal part 2

Last week when we posted the design team reveal, featuring echo park Victoria's Garden collection, Heather from our design team, was just getting back from a long vacation to Ireland. She has since got to play with these papers and, as you can see, has made some beautiful layouts!

And now for the winner of our first sketch challenge here on the blog! Chosen by, the winner is... Brenda B. Congrats girl! Please send me an email with your address to info @ myscrapsandmore dot com so that I can get your prize out to you!! Don't forget to play with this week's sketch here for your chance to win!! Also, don't forget to comment on the Monday giveaway post here for your chance to win as well!!

There is a great sale going on now through August 28th "Out with the Old; In with the New!" Receive 65% off older product with code OLD65 and receive 25% off new items. The prices on the new items are marked down in the store so only the one code is needed! Free shipping will be offered to all orders of $75 or more. ( before discount is given!!) Now is the time to stock up on your old and new favorites paper collections! You can visit the store here and see all of the great products we have in stock!!

Have a great Friday and enjoy the start of your weekend!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Sketch Challenge Thursday!!

I am so excited to reveal the second sketch challenge here at the My Scraps & More blog! I used the "Oxford" collection from Basic Grey to create this layout of my son, Connor, on his last day of third grade. Besides the great items from Basic Grey, I also used my "sew Easy" tool and handstitched around the three rectangle blocks. I love my sew easy, but boy does it take

F O R E V E R!! If only I could learn to use a sewing machine instead of handstitching, I would save sooo much time. Since I don't plan on getting one any time soon, and really love the look that sewing gives to a page, time it will take. :)

sketch challenge 8-18-11

this layout was created by design team member Lisa

and this layout was created by design team member Heather...

I hope that you enjoy the sketch and have fun creating with it!! I bet you are wondering what prize is up for grabs this week??!! How about the "Playground" collection from echo park??!! This collection is so cute! I hope that you play with the sketch for your chance to win. Simply post a link to your page in the comments on this post by midnight, August 24th! I will announce the winner of last week'.s sketch on tomorrow's post...good luck!

If you didn't read it before, My Scraps is having a "Goodbye to Summer" crop next weekend, Aug 26 - 28. Please register on the message board so that you can play along. There will be a lot of fun challenges and prizes given away! I hope to see you there!!

Have a great, great Thursday! Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Spotlight on "Zoology" by Bo Bunny

Bo Bunny has been a long time favorite manufacturer of mine and with each new product release, I am always impressed by what they come up with! This collection, "Zoology", is no exception to that. It was the perfect line to use for my son's pictures he took during his 3rd grade field trip to the National Zoo in April. I am the first to admit that I am NOT good at including a lot of photos on a layout. Most of my pages only have one picture, but for this layout, I wanted to figure out a way to include all of the photos that Connor took with his own camera. I thought making a pocket to hold the pics was the perfect way and I am lovin' the result! I used my sew easy tool and handstitched a scrap piece of paper to my page. I then placed one of the journaling cards on top and included my title, "Connors view of the Zoo". If you have some other ideas of including a lot of pictures on a page, I would love to hear them!!

Now through August 23rd, receive 25% off any product in the Bo Bunny Zoology collection with coupon code ZOO25! You can look at these products and many more at the store here.

Remember to get your pages in for the sketch challenge for your chance to win the "Odds & Ends" collection from Cosmo Cricket! A brand new sketch will be posted tomorrow!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by My Scraps!!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Save the Date!!

Please save the date for our "Goodbye to Summer" crop!! The crop will be held August 26th - 28th and is going to be filled with a lot of great challenges and games to help you get your summer memories scrapped! If you are not a member of our message board community, please do so now. Pre-crop challenges and games will be posted soon! And as always, there will be many chances to win some scrappy prizes along the way! The design team is busy working to create challenges that will be sure to inspire! I hope to see you there!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

scrap{lift} + giveaway Monday!!

This week it is my turn to do the scrap{lift} challange on the message board. Lifting is one of my favorite challenges to do because it gives me the chance to "copy" some of the great work that is posted into our gallery! For this challenge, I lifted a layout by jguymon. I followed the same design, just made my area a little smaller. The "Country Drive" papers from echo park worked so well with the picture I used of me and my husband. And the pic is not great, but it has a lot of good memories behind it so I just had to scrap it!! Thanks so much to jguymon for the great inspiration!

Now let's get to our giveaway for today!! Everyone loves My Mind's Eye right?!? How would you like to win a 6x6 paper pad from each of the three lines at the My Scraps & More store, Lime Twist, Stella & Rose and Lost & Found 2. Leave a comment here by midnight next Sunday, August 21st, telling me what your favorite scrap challenge is. I will draw a random winner and announce it on the blog next Monday!!

The giveaway winner from last week, and the owner of some brand new Fancy Pants papers, is #1 chosen by Connie!! Congrats girl! Please email me at info at myscrapsandmore dot com with your address so that I can get your prize out to you!!

Don't forget to join in on our first blog challenge sketch!! You can see the sketch and all of the info at this post here!

Have a wonderful Monday and thanks for stopping by My Scraps & More!!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Design Team Reveal: echo park's "Victoria's Garden"

Each month, here on the My Scraps & More blog, we will have a design team reveal showcasing a product line that we carry in the store. For this reveal, I sent the design girls the Victoria's Garden collection from echo park! echo park has rapidly become a fan favorite both at My Scraps and in the scrapbook world in general. They were voted in the" Top 10 must have's" from Summer CHA. I hope that our layouts inspire you to look at this collection more closely and create some projects of your own!

(first two layouts designed by Tammi, next three Lisa followed by the last four designed by Raechelle!)

Have a great, GREAT Friday!! and don't forget to leave a comment on this post for your chance to win the weekly giveaway!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

New Weekly Blog Sketch Challenge on Thursdays!!

Good morning everyone and welcome to our first Blog Sketch Thursday challenge! Starting today and every Thursday thereafter, we will post a sketch challenge. All of those who play along will be entered into a random drawing to win some great prizes! So whats not to love about this...

sketches ( we all love to be inspired by them) and prizes (who doesn't love to win some free stuff?!) is a win/win in my book! Everyone is welcome and encouraged to play but because of postage rates, I ask that international winners be willing to pay any postage over $5.00 for prizes they may win. This week you are playing for the "Odds & Ends" collection from Cosmo Cricket!! Please leave a link to your layout in the comments on this post to be entered. All layout are due by midnight the following Wednesday. For this challenge, that date is August 17th. And... when you refer a friend to the My Scraps & More Blog and they leave a comment on this post saying that you sent them, your name will get an additional draw!

Blog Sketch 8/11/11 (designed by Tammi)

and here is my example playing with the "Liberty" collection by Bo Bunny.

and here is what design team member, Lisa, came up with

I think this is going to be a fun new addition to the My Scraps & More Blog. I am really looking forward for all of you to play along and to seeing your entries!!

Happy Scrappin' !!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Wednesday Spotlight on "Out of Print"

For this week's product spotlight, I am choosing to shine the light on the "Out of Print" collection by Basic Grey. At first glance, I loved the colors of this line but wasn't really sure if it was going to be my favorite papers to play with. Now that I have, I can't wait to dig in and play with more! I really liked how all of the patterns flowed so nicely when I started piecing my page together. For this layout I used the following papers: daily news, bits n pieces, newsflash, mish mash, and chip sticker shapes. (notice anything missing from my layout? A !title! I am stumped and would love for you to leave a comment with your ideas!)

If you have created with this paper line, please share a link to it here! I always love Basic Grey but I am not always sure how to create with it. This time, I have to say, I really like the end result!!

Dont forget to leave your comment on this post for your chance to win some Brand New Fancy Pants papers!

Happy Scrappin'!!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Gallery Highlights of the Week!

I am always amazed each time I visit the gallery and see all of the beautiful layouts that our members have shared. If you are ever in need of some inspiration, that is definitely the place to look for it! For this week's gallery highlights, I chose layout's by members lisamariemlt and Raechelle, but these are only a couple of the awesome pages you will see there.

Please take a moment and leave some love in the gallery. You are sure to bring a smile to someone face! :)

(giveaway still going on in the post below!!)

Happy Scrappin'!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

scrap{lift}, New Arrivals and giveaway Monday!!

I finally made it to my scrap desk to play, after our short little getaway to New York City last week (more about that later). I used some October Afternoon 5 & dime products and created a layout for the scrap{lift} challenge posted today. I get inspired by a "lift" just like I do a sketch, and use their page as a guide to create something of my own. Today our design team member. Lisa, lifted this page by member "pictures2pages"

and here how Lisa and I were inspired by this layout...

We would love for you to share your layout based on this lift here, as well as in our forums!!!
Now let's get onto our giveaway Monday!!!!! First let's start with last week's winner of some new Bo Bunny papers. chose comment # 5 which read...
"I'm really loving the Fall, Halloween and Christmas lines also. and I'm totally in love with Bella Blvd's Making the Team. I have a ton of softball pics to get scrapped after this season."
Congratulations Ange! Please email me at info @ myscrapsandmore(dot)com with your address so that I can get your prize out to you!!
Our giveaway today is for some brand new Fancy Pants papers. These haven't even shipped to the stores yet but you can win them here. Simply leave a comment here by August 14th, telling me what motivates you to buy something online, and I will have draw a winner next Monday!
Before I go I wanted to let you know about the New Arrivals that hit the store today...
4 new collections from Jillibean Soup
My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 2
Please visit the store and check them out. I promise that you won't be disappointed!
Happy Scrappin'!!

This is where I have been...

New York City!! What a fabulous time we had!

and this is where I am going...

My scrap room! Look for some scrappy inspiration, a winner and a new giveaway announcement later today! I hope this makes getting through this Monday a little more bearable!!

Enjoy your day!!