Friday, September 30, 2011

Crop layouts to share...

TGIF!! Whoo Hoo! I am so glad that it is Friday! and not because of any great plans for the weekend but to RELAX and SLEEP past 5am for a couple of mornings!! Has anyone seen "Dolphin Tale" in theaters yet? Thinking of taking my son but he is not too excited to see that one. I think it looks good but I would love to get opinions from those who have already watched it!

Have you registered and signed up for our sketch contest, Scrap it to Win it, on the forums yet? Challenges start on Monday but I hear a bonus challenge may be coming soon. just sayin'...

Last weekend our 'WonderFALL" crop was a lot of fun and one very lucky someone will be walking away the winner of the Bella Blvd "finally fall" papers later today! Below are just a few of the great layouts that were uploaded for the crop!

Speaking of Bella Blvd, they have a new resource for retailers to share with their customers, monthly project sheets. This month they are featuring their "too cute to spook" collection. If you would like to receive this each month, send me your email address at info @ myscrapsandmore dot come so that I can add you to my email list! I will be sending this out along with a coupon code soon!

Have a great Friday everyone doing something that you love!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Sketch challenge #8

Good Morning! Time for another sketch here at My Scraps! First let's start with last week's winner... picked #4 from the participants last week. Tenny...that is you! Congrats! Please email me at info @ myscrapsandmore {dot} com with your address so that I can get your prize out to you.

This week you will be playing for the "Vintage Vogue" papers from Pink Paislee!! Simply play long with the sketch and link your layout in this comment post by midnight next Wednesday for your chance to win! Starting in October, you will have all month to complete your layouts, giving you at least four chances a month to win if you do all of the Thursday sketches. That being said, here is this week's sketch...

and here is what I created using the "Playground" collection from echo park. I look forward to seeing how you get inspired by the sketch this week!

Don't forget to head to the forums and sign up for our month long sketch event starting on Monday. There may even be a bonus sketch challenge posted soon! (hint! hint!)

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Scrap it to Win it!!!

Do you like sketches? If you answered yes to that question, then you are going to want to join us on the message board for the WHOLE month of October for our "Scrap it to Win it" contest! Each weekday starting on October 3rd, a design team member will issue a new sketch challenge on the forums. It is up to you to take the sketch and make it your own!! There will be a prize awarded for each week, along with another prize at the end of the contest. Many of the challenges will also have RAK's associated with them. Bella blvd's "Too Cute to Spook" paper collection and MME Lost & Found 2 "Rosy" paper collection are just a couple of the prizes up for grabs! It is sure to be a fun month! Please head to the message board here to read all of the information and to sign up today!! I would love if you would share this contest with all of your scrappy friends! Feel free to share our "Scrap it to Win it" blinkie on your blog and everywhere else you would like!! It is always more fun to scrap with more!

There is still time to link up your take on this week's blog sketch challenge! Post it here by midnight tonight. A winner and a new sketch will be posted tomorrow! Speaking of sketches, I will leave you with a layout I created with the MME Lost & Found 2 collection using a sketch from Creative Scrappers!

Happy Hump Day!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

New October Afternoon Sidewalks collection!

It is here and it is oh soooo cute! Visit the store here to see the whole line!
Have a wonderful, creative Tuesday!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Monday about some Basic Grey?!

Good Afternoon! Sorry I am a little late today getting this posted! It has been a busy morning! I hope that all of you had a great weekend! We had our "WonderFALL" crop this weekend on the message board. The design team really did a great job with the challenges! If you have the time, go check them out. crop challenges are due at the end of the day on the 28th so you still have plenty of time to get creating!!

This week for the Monday giveaway you can win some great papers from the Oxford line by Basic Grey. Just leave a comment here by midnight on Oct 2nd, telling me who your favorite scrapbook manufacturer is, and you will be entered to win!! Our lucky winner from last week's giveaway is... TeenaBug38! Congrats girl! Please email me at info@myscrapsandmore dot com with your mailing address so that I can get your prize out to you!!

Happy Monday!!!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Sept Design Team Reveal part 2

Today I get the pleasure in sharing the design team projects from Janelle and Tracy. Both of these ladies also got to work with the Authentique "Uncommon" collection from echo park. I am sure that you will agree that what they created is awesome!!

Here are Tracy's projects...

and this is what Janelle came up with...

I hope you have been inspired by these projects like I have! Thanks Tracy and Janelle for sharing with us!!

Tomorrow is our "WonderFALL" crop on the message board! If you haven't registered and signed up yet, now is the time!!

Happy Friday all!!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Blog Sketch Challenge #7

Good Morning! I hope that everyone is well today! Lots of fun things happening over on the message board! Join us this Saturday for our "WonderFALL" crop! You could walk away the lucky winner of the new "Finally Fall" collection from Bella Blvd!! There is a pre-crop recipe challenge already posted. You have to make your menu picks before the start of the crop so head to the forum here to get started!!

What are you thinking about my sketches so far? I would really love your opinion. There are more of you viewing than actually participating so please tell me what I can do to get you to play along? It is always more fun with more don't you think?! Last week's winner of the "Little Girl" Collection by echo park is Tonya!! Thanks so much for playing along! Please email me your info so that I can get your prize out to you!!

Here is this week's sketch...

and here is what I created using some papers from my stash. I still need to add my title but don't have the right letters at the moment!

Do you like this week's sketch better? I hope so!! This week you are playing for some beautiful papers from the "Splendid" collection from Authentique! Looking forward to your takes on this sketch and hearing what you have to say!!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

crazy, busy day!

It has been crazy, busy here today! No scrappy projects to share but I think you will like what I have for you...a sale! Use code FALLCROP30 at checkout to receive 30% off your entire order now through Sunday!

I will be back in the morning with a new sketch! Get your layouts in tonight for last Thursday's sketch for your chance to win!!

Have a great night!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

look what is new today...

echo park's "Season's Greetings"

and "Holly Jolly" collections!

They are both so cute and a must have for the upcoming holiday season! Head here to see all of the papers and embellishments available in each line!

Have a great day today, hopefully doing something you love!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

just another giveaway day on the blog!

Good morning! I hope that you all had a great weekend! Ours was busy, but fun, as usual! Our first week of school is over and everything went smoothly after the first day glitch. Now we are getting back into the morning routine and it is getting easier and easier. (I am speaking about me, not the kids! lol) So lets get on with what you are all visiting here for... chose #12 from last week's comments... Sarabeth, you won! Please email me at info@ myscrapsandmore(dot)com with your mailing address so I can get your prize out to you!! This week's giveaway is the "Domestic Bliss" line from lily bee design. Simply leave a comment here in this post by midnight on Sept. 25th for your chance to win!

Our "WonderFALL" online crop is this Saturday! Make sure you have registered in the forums and the gallery so that you are able to participate in some great challenges and maybe even win a prize or two!!

Do you enjoy sketches? Do you like to win FREE stuff? Then make sure you are playing along each week in the blog sketch challenge every Thursday. Go here to see this week's sketch. I look forward to seeing you play along!!

Happy Monday!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Sept. Design Team Reveal

This month I sent design team members of My Scraps the "Uncommon" collection from Authentique to play with. It is always so inspiring to see how each one creates such beautiful and unique projects! Today I will share Raechelle's and Lisa's work. Next week I will reveal what Janelle and Tracy came up with!

Here are Raechelle's beautiful projects! I love that she used some of this collection for a winter creative!

Lisa's projects are equally beautiful...

I hope that by seeing what the design team members have done with this line, it inspires you to create with Authentique papers. They are high quality, beautiful papers! If you would like to receive a free sample of the line, let me know and I will send you a little something!


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Blog Sketch #6

It's time once again for our weekly blog sketch challenge!! This week you are playing for the "little girl" collection from echo park!! Gotta love that right!?! Here is your sketch...

and here is what I came up with...

I would love to hear what you think about this weeks sketch, and all of them in general actually! I hope that you find time to play along. Who weeks winner just might be you! Speaking of winners, Wendy Crowe, you were picked by random as last weeks sketch winner!! Please email me your address at info @ myscrapsandmore (dot) com so that I can get the mr. boy collection out to you!!

Want some more chances to win some happy scrappy mail? Send some new friends our way! Have them become followers of My Scraps and comment on this post telling me that you sent them. I will draw from all of those that posted AND those who sent them for the new "Oct. 31" collection from Fancy Pants. Post this on your blog, facebook, etc.. The more friends that join, the more chances you have to win!! For a couple other chances to win some fun scrap stuff go here and here!! Good luck!!

Happy Scrappin'

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wonder"FALL" Crop

Our Wonder"FALL" crop will be Saturday, September 24th starting at 9am EST. Please join us on the message board for a fun day full of challenges and games. Leaves are changing; breeze is blowing; Autumn is in the air. The design team at My Scraps is getting ready to inspire you with challenges that will be sure to get you in the fall spirit! The winner of our Wonder"FALL" crop will receive the "Finally Fall" collection from Bella Blvd!! Head to the forums and get yourself signed up. There may just be a little something there for ya!! ;)

Have a great day!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Scrap Spotlight

Basic Grey has always been a scrap line that I like but often times, it has been hard for me to create with. I wish that I could be like Kelly Goree and create beautiful layouts with it every.single.time. but I can't and that's okay. This years Christmas line, "Nordic Holiday" was different though. I sat down with a sketch from this month's page maps and this layout came together easily and I LOVE IT!! (nothing like patting yourself on the back every now and then! lol!!) Now I can't wait to use these papers for some snow pictures that have been in my to-do pile for what seems like forever! If you have used this line, please share! I would love to see!! If you are interested in creating your own beautiful pages, you can pick the supplies up right here. (I'll even give you a little code for 20% all Basic Grey in stock... BGBLOG20. Hurry though, it is only good through Sept. 18th)

Many of you asked what the "strong odor" was at my son's school yesterday...they found it to be sewer gas. Lovely huh??? At least it was not found to be dangerous and the problem will be remedied soon. Thank you for your concern! School started with no issues today!!

Make sure you ckeck out the giveaway post below and get your layout in for the sketch challenge here. I look forward to seeing your takes on it!!

Have a great, GREAT day!!!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Good Monday Morning Giveaway!!!

Good morning!! What a day already!! Today is my kids first day back to school. It was delayed a week because of earthquake damage and now today, we get a call that the building had been evacuated due to a strong odor. We were to keep our kids at home until the all clear call. What?? So...finally the first day of school has begun. Normally I am the Mom who cries every first day...I love my kids home with me...but I guess because of all the confusion of the tears. This is a first for me! That was my morning, hope your went more smoothly. Let's get on with "Giveaway Monday" !!!

I want to start with the winner of last week's giveaway of some great Stella & Rose picked #7 so Denise, that is you girl!! Congrats!!! Please email me at info @ myscrapsandmore(dot)com with your address so I can get your prize out to you!!

This week I am giving away the "Campfire" collection from October Afternoon!! Love me some October Afternoon...can't wait for the new stuff to get here! If you would like your chance to win this cute collection, please leave a comment here in this post by next Sunday, September 18th, for your chance to win!!!

Hopefully I will have some scrappy stuff to share tomorrow! Don't forget to link up your layout here for the sketch challenge. It is due by midnight on Wednesday. There is a giveaway chance for that too!!

Have a great day!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Blog Sketch Challenge #5

It's Thursday! That means sketch challenge day here at My Scraps! This sketch was fun to create but even MORE fun to play with! I hope that you will feel the same way! I used the "mr. Boy" collection from Bella Blvd on this layout of my grandson Cole. The title "An adventure waiting to happen" is so him...always on the go and so full of energy! I love this little guy!! Since I think this Bella line is so cute, that is what you are playing for this week...the Bella "mr. Boy" collection! Please link your layouts to this post by the end of the day on September 14th for your chance to win!

Speaking of winning, we have a winner from last weeks sketch... Tonya, chose you! Please email me your address at info @ myscrapsandmore dot com and I will get the new Bo Bunny papers out to you!! Also, make sure you leave your comment on Monday's giveaway post here for your chance to win as well!!

Happy Scrappin'!!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

"For the Record"

Today I am shining the scrap spotlight on echo park's "For the Record" collection! Everything about these papers are fabulous. They are great for a varity of uses from formals to everyday pictures! If you haven't taken a moment to check them out, you can see them here! And, from today through next Tuesday, save 20% on all echo park in stock with code ECHOSS!

I want to take a moment to highlight a couple upcoming events at My Scraps that you will want to be sure to include on your scrap calendar...

September 24th Wonder"FALL" mini crop

October 3 - 31 "Scrap it to Win It" sketch event all month long!!

Make sure you are part of our message board community to take part in these scrappy events coming up! There will be a lot of fun challenges and, of course, great prizes to win!!! I can't wait!!

Today is the last day to link up your layouts for last week's sketch challenge here. A new sketch will be posted's a good one! ;)

Happy Hump Day!!

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

kickin' it old school!

Today was my turn at the scrap{stash} challenge on the message board so I decided to dig out an old photo to scrap. I love these papers from Crate Paper and thought they looked great for the "vintage" look of the photo. (am I talking vintage about me??) As scrapbookers, we all have a "stash" of some sort, whether it be old or new, so my challenge is this, if you would like to play along... 1) use brads 2) use at least 3 patterned papers (old or new) 3) use an old picture.

It was fun digging this picture out and scrapping the memory (I am the one on the right)! If you decided to play along, I would love for you to share the link here so we can all be inspired by your take on the challenge!!

If you haven't joined our message board yet, now is a great time! The design team members and I are hard at work thinking up some fun scrappy events for you, one being sketch related!! Join here!!

Happy scrappin'!

Monday, September 5, 2011

Giveaway Monday!

Happy Labor Day everyone!! I hope that you aren't finding yourself doing too much "labor" today, unless it involves using some kind of paper!! Let's start with last weeks giveaway winner of the Fancy Pants papers, random choose # 1, so Tabitha, that means you!! Email your address to me so that I can get those "Summer's End" papers out to you and Congratulations!!
This week's giveaway is some great papers from my all time favorite scrap company...My Mind's Eye. Leave a comment here by the end of the day on September 11th for your chance to win some Stella & Rose goodies!
Don't forget to link your layout for the sketch challenge here for another chance to win!
In case you didn't receive the email, use code LABORDAY11 at the store and get 20% off your order but hurry....this ends tonight at midnight!
Look for a scrappy share tomorrow!!
Take Care

Friday, September 2, 2011

Welcome new Design Team Members!!

Please welcome our two new design team members, Tracy Rhodes and Janelle Guymon. I am really looking forward to being inspired by them in the coming months!! Please take a moment to visit their personal blogs and get a little glimpse into their lives.

Here is a sample of Tracy's work...

and here is a sample of Janelle's work...

Again, welcom ladies and thank you so much for being a part of My Scraps!!

Have a great Friday everyone!!!

Here are a few examples of Janelle's work..

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Blog Sketch Thursday!

Good Morning! This was a fun sketch to work with and I will definitely play with it again! I used the new line from echo park paper co., "Happy Days" on this layout. These papers are so bright and fun! So many uses for this!!! I look forward to seeing your take on my sketch. Please post your link in this comment thread by next Wednesday nigh, September 7th, for your chance to win some brand new papers from Bo Bunny!!

The winner of last week's sketch challenge and the new owner of the "Springtime" collection from echo park is...Kristen S. Please email me your address at info @ myscrapsandmore dot com so that I can get you your prize! Thanks so much for playing!!

Happy Scrappin'