Tuesday, January 31, 2012

New My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline!!

This new collection from My Mind's Eye is now in stock and it is so darling!! I can not wait to play with all of the fun new themes!! Since this is one of my FAVORITE lines coming out of CHA I thought we would celebrate with a little sale! Today through February 5th, use code NEWCHA12 and receive 20% off everything in the store! This includes this new release, echo park's "A Boy's Life", and the two new Authentique lines, "Genuine" and "Celebrate!" Don't forget you will also get 20% more off many collections that were recently marked down 75%. That is some big savings!

Have a great evening!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Hello and Happy Tuesday!!
 It's Janelle here and I am wondering if you have heard of the awesome new contest starting at My Scraps & More this week?!
My Scraps & More Idol Search is on its way!!!
There are a couple of pre-contest challenges already posted in the forum, so what are you waiting for?!
 Head on over to the forum and get yourself signed up for this fun contest!!

Here is a layout that I created for the pre-contest recipe challenge that Tammi posted. It was a fun one!

Time to get scrappin' all you idol hopefuls!! :) :) :)

Yay...It's Monday at My Scraps!

Good Morning!! I know that Monday is usually NOT a thing to be happy about but here at My Scraps, that means it's Monday Giveaway day!! Definitely something to brighten the day in my book, and I hope yours as well! Today we will start out with the winner of the "Victoria's Garden" paper collection from last week... suzy! Congratulations! Please email me your mailing info so I can get your prize out to you!!

 The giveaway for this week features the two new collections just added to the My Scraps & More store, Authentique "Genuine" and "Celebrate" collections. These two collection are so fun and have a world of possibilities! Want to win a 6x6 paper pad from both of these collections?! Simply leave me a comment on this post telling me what you think of these two lines by midnight February 5th. With the help of random.org, I will draw for a winner next Monday!! You can also save 20% off these collections through Sunday as well! See the sidebar for the coupon code!!

Wednesday start a fun,new contest over on the My Scraps forums, "My Scraps Idol Search!" Have you gotten yourself signed up yet? Each Wednesday a new challenge will be posted and you will have a week to complete it for your chance at that week's points and prize drawing. There will also be many other points opportunities along the way such as the pre-contest challenges already going on now! This is a fun, non-elimination contest. I hope to see you join us on the message board today!

Wednesday is also the start of a new month...is February your special birthday month? My Scraps & more wants to help you celebrate!! Make sure you send me an email with your mailing address and birthdate so you can receive a special birthday coupon from My Scraps & More! (for all of you January birthdays, you only have a couple more days to redeem your coupon!)

Have a great day!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Color Inspiration Friday!

Happy Friday! I hope that you all have some fun, exciting plans for the weekend! I am looking forward to spending some family time and, hopefully, getting a little creative time in as well!

Today I am bringing you some color inspiration! I ran across this site the other day that has some great color palettes. Even though it is geared towards brides, the palettes work great for scrapbooking. I found it a fun way to get my page started!!
For another fun twist to this post, leave me a comment here with your guess as to what scrap company my papers are from on this layout! All of the correct answers will go into a random drawing for a rak from me! You have until midnight, February 2nd, to enter.

Have a terrific Friday and don't forget to register over on the message board, if you aren't already, to get in on our Idol Search contest! It is going to be a lot of fun with tons of prizes to win! You won't want to miss it!!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Have you heard the news?

Idol is coming!!!!!  That is, My Scraps Idol will arrive in less than a week.  There are some pre-crop challenges already up in the forum and the first main challenge starts February 1st.  And since I, Tracy, am putting up that challenge I have a little insider information on it.  We will be hearing some rockin songs from my favorite genre.  Here is a little peak of my layout for the challenge of my sweet child Autumn.

Hope you will come join us for a lot of prizes and games, and you could be the first ever My Scraps Idol.  Being the first sure worked out for Kelly Clarkson, just think what it could do for you!!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Good morning!
Lisa here to share a layout I made of my husband and son using the Authentique Journey Collection. I just love the blue and brown color combo of this line, perfect for those "guy" pages or cards.

For this layout I used:
Foundations blue/cream paper
Jaunt paper
Promenade (the backside has the chevron pattern)
Voyage paper
and the Noteables Diecuts: Every Day I Love You More & Together
I also added punched circles, cut in half, to make my border and added buttons and a flower.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with us!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

DIY: make your own chevron stripes

Good Morning!
It's Janelle here again and I have a little tutorial for you today!

So have you noticed the chevron crazy going on right now? 
This pattern is everywhere!  Fabric, paper, wallpaper, rugs, towel...everywhere!
I wanted to show you how to make your own chevron stripes out of patterned paper.
Let's get started!

STEP1: cut several strips of paper, all the same size.  Mine were 4" long by 3/4" wide.

STEP 2: Hold two of the strips so that the corners overlap at a 90 degree angle.

STEP 3: Take your scissors and cut through the corner of the papers, straight from the inside corner to that outside point.

STEP 4: You have two strips of paper with mitered edges that should match up pretty darn near perfectly.

STEP 5: Repeat steps 1-4 for each end of each strip of paper. Continue adding more stripes in various patterns until you have achieved the desired pattern.

And here is my finished layout with the patterned chevron stripes! I used Crate Paper's Toy Box collection for this layout.

Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Have fun creating!

Monday, January 23, 2012

More Products added to 75% off Sale!

Good Evening!

New products have been added to the 75% off sale at My Scraps & More! Now you can get more of your favorite scrapbook products at incredible prices. Below are the new collections added today...

Bella Blvd. Family Dynamix, mr. Boy and Tail Waggers
Cosmo Cricket Odds & Ends, Salt Air, Social Club and Upcycle
echo park paper For the Record, Springtime, Playground and Victoria's Garden
Jillibean Soup Chilled Strawberry, Dutch Mustard, Spotted Owl and Watermelon Gazpacho
My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose
October Afternoon 5 & Dime and Rocket Age

All of these lines along with the collections from last week are 75% off the retail price, no coupon needed! Many items are selling out at these great prices so act quickly to get your favorites today!!

Have a great night!!

Giveaway Monday here again!!

Good Morning! I hope everyone is well today and enjoyed a fun, relaxing weekend! My Saturday was filled with fun and laughter at my all day crop! I didn't get many pages completed but it was good to catch up with my friends! Our giveaway this morning is another good one from echo park, "Victoria's Garden"! Simply leave me a comment in this post by the end of Sunday night, January 29th, for your chance to win this pretty paper collection! Our lucky winner from last week, picked by random.org, is.... Cindy deRosier!! Congratulations Cindy! Please email me your mailing address so I can get your prize out to you!!

A new, fun contest is starting next week over on the My Scraps message board, "My Scraps Idol Search!" It is going to be an exciting, non-elimination, contest full of challenges and prizes! Make sure you head over to the forums and get yourself (and your friends) signed up today!

Have a great Monday!

Friday, January 20, 2012

75% Sale

My Scraps & More is getting ready for new product to start arriving soon so we have drastically reduced some of your favorite collection to make room. The collections listed below are now 75% off, no coupon needed...

                               All Basic Grey
                              All Pink Paislee
            echo park Summer Days, Splash & Country Drive collections
                     Bo Bunny Zoology & Liberty collections
     Crate Paper Emma's shoppe, Toy Box, Neighborhood & Portrait collections
              Fancy Pants Beach Bum, Beach Babe & It's the Little Things

At these prices these products won't last long so act fast to get yours before they are gone!!

Have a wonderfully creative weekend!!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Mix and Match

Good Morning, this is Tracy and I'm here to tell you about something I have a lot of difficulties with, mixing lines! It is just so easy to grab one line out with all it's matching embellishments and create a whole LO from it. Sometimes the colors are not quite right though and you need a little something more. One of the easiest ways to mix lines is to look at lines in the same manufacture. Many times they will have similar designs and shades that work really well together but by putting the two together they will give you the color variety you need. That is what I did with these Authentique lines. For this layout I used the Journey and Uncommon lines.

By mixing the lines I was able to get the feminine and masculine look for the layout of 2 of my little ones all dressed up on Easter Sunday.

With this one I combined the Journey and Blissful Authentique lines.  This helped highlight each boy with the clothes they were wearing.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

MME sketch here at My Scraps!

two blog posts in one day?? boy, aren't you lucky! hee hee!! (please make sure you scroll down to Lisa's post below for some great inspiration from her!!)

ok ladies...I know there are many of you, like me, that love a good sketch so I wanted to post this challenge on here. My Mind's Eye issues a blog sketch challenge every month! This is their current one going on now. If you play along and post a link to your layout on their blog, you might win some great MME products. But...let's make this a little more fun shall we...if you play along AND post your layout on here and on our message board as well, I will randomly draw for a winner among the entries for our own MME giveaway! You have to follow the rules stated on their blog post and use at least 80% My Mind's Eye product, new or old. All layouts are due to MME by the end of the day Sunday, January 22nd but...You have until the end of the month to post your layout on here for your chance to win from me! I am looking forward to playing with this today! I will share what I come up with later!

here is a link to the MME blog and this is their sketch to play with!
Now get to scrapping' girls!

A Little Taste of Summer and A Recycled Flower

Good morning! Lisa here with you again. I don't know about you, but it gets to be this time of year, and I am ready for summer. Although the weather has been really mild so far this winter, I am still thinking (and dreaming) about wearing capris and flip flops. lol.
So, to go with the wishful summer theme, I decided to pull out my Echo Park Summers Day collection. I love the bright, fun colors of this line. Here is a layout I made using:
Clouds patterned paper
Icecream patterned paper
Scallops patterned paper
Rainbow patterned paper
Journaling cards
You can check out the entire Echo Park Summers Day line in the store HERE
I stamped the fairy images and used watercolor pencils to color them and added Stickles.
I also made my flower. It is made out of a recycled dryer sheet. All you do is cut 3 circles, each one a little smaller than the first, add color with a mist: http://shop.myscrapsandmore.com/October-Afternoon-Colormists_c103.htm,
let dry, add Stickles around the edges of the circles. Let dry. Stack them from biggest to smallest and hold the three layers together with a brad or button. I squish mine up a little to give it more dimension.
Hope you enjoyed my little bit of warm weather and sunshine today:)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Snow Day

Good Morning!
It's Janelle here again, and I'm wondering...do you have snow on the ground where you are?
I don't...boo! So I have been making up for the lack of real snow by playing with Pink Paislee's Snow Day line!

Have you seen these papers? So cute! I ordered them with the intention of making Valentine cards, but when I got them I was struck with not only how cute they are, but also how versatile they are! So many fun patterns and colors that would work great for winter, Valentines, baby, birthday, etc.

Here are the cards I have made with it so far:

I really love the colors of this line... and that chevron paper?! So fun!
I hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, January 16, 2012

Something New and you know...Giveaway Monday!

Happy Monday!! I hope that everyone enjoyed their weekend! It was good here but soooo cold. I am already counting down the days to summer!! Let's start with last week's winner of the "Indie Bloom" paper collection by Basic Grey. I used trusty random.org and it chose # 3 so Tonya that means you! Congratulations! Send me an email with your mailing address and I will get your prize sent out to you!

And the something new is "A Boy's Life" by echo park!! It is here and ready for you to view in the store now! But, if you leave me a comment you may just win it because this paper collection is our giveaway for today!! That's not all, if you buy this collection this week you can get 20% off! Use code EPBL20 at checkout for your discount but hurry because this offer ends Sunday night, January 22nd. (if you end up being the winner of this giveaway after purchasing this collection from me, you can instead pick another echo park collection of your choice!)

Have a great day!!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sketchy Friday!!

How about a new sketch for you today? It is my turn on the message board to post the challenge so I thought it would be good to share here as well! Please share your layouts if you take on this sketch...I had fun with it! I used the Fancy Pants "It's the Little Things" collection to showcase this picture of my husband and I. I am rarely in pictures but our resolution theme this week is "bad Habits' and one of mine in scrapping is not making sure that I am included in some of our family photos. Even though I do not appreciate them now, I know that my kids will in the future!

Have a wonderful Friday!!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Tracy's January Design Team Reveal

Good Thursday Morning everyone! This is Tracy here to share with you the fun I had with Echo Parks Winter Park Collection. Echo Park is one of my favorite companies and I loved the colors in the winter line. It has been so fun for me to work with winter papers since here in East Texas we don't get much snow, but the last two years have been really good to us in spoiling the kids with a few snow days.

I loved the embellishment stickers that came with this collection and used them to cluster around my banner.

The blue and white tones were the perfect match for the shadows created by the trees in my photos, and I loved the border strips that I was able to cut apart and layer on this page.

Thanks for looking and don't forget you have until the 15th to take advantage of the the Inventory Reduction Sale going on in the store and get 65% off of your entire order with code IRS65.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Lisa's January Design Team Reveal

Good morning!
It's Lisa here today to show you my Design team projects. I am a huge fan of Echo Park and when I opened these Winter Park papers, I was giddy with excitement! I heart Echo Park, always have, always will!
The first thing I made was this snowflake banner:
A few close ups:
Have I told you how much I love these papers yet? lol
I loved the snowman and the cute mitten banner and just had to use them on this layout:
Next I altered a frame. I took a frame I purchased at Michaels, painted it white, sprayed it with Glimmer Mist added Glossy Accents, stamped snowflakes with paint and added paper and embellies:
Did you notice this cute mitten banner too? That was a favorite of mine from the sticker sheet.
Lastly I made a fun card:
Hope you have enjoyed my projects as much as I had making them!
Just wanted to let you know, Tammi has an awesome sale going on now in the store: http://shop.myscrapsandmore.com/ take 65% off your entire order with coupon code IRS65.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with us ! Happy Scrappin'!

January Design Team Reveals start today!

Janelle here again and that is right, this week you will be seeing all of the awesome projects the design team members have created with Echo Park's Winter Park line!!

I really enjoyed this line. I loved the frosty colors with a bit of dark red and green thrown in. And really, you can't go wrong with Echo Park, can you?!

Here are my projects:

First up a card. I had to use the adorable snowman!

Then I made this little magnet for my fridge:

And a couple of layouts. I really love how they turned out! There were so many fun patterns in this line!

Have a great day and don't forget to come back tomorrow for more DT reveals with this cute line!
Oh, and if all the projects you see this week convince you that this paper is a must have...as I'm sure they will!...don't forget Tammi is offering 65% off your order from the store! Just use code IRS65!!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Blog Hop Winners!!!!

We are so happy that so many of you joined us for our first ever Blog Hop. We had so much fun and hope you enjoyed hopping along. Here are the winners from the DT blogs.

Tammy - Wnedipooh13
Lisa - Cynthia B
Janelle - Tracy
Tracy - Suzy

The winner of the hop and that wonderful Fancy Pants Winterland Collection is


Contact us at info@myscrapsandmore.com and we will get your prizes out to you. Thanks so much for making our first hop such a huge success!!
and don't forget about the inventory reductions sale...65% off with code IRS65!

Giveaway Monday is here again!!

Good Morning! Doesn't giveaway day here on the blog make your Monday's just a little bit bearable? I know that it does me and I am not even in the running to win but it sure does make me smile to make someone else's day! Random.org chose lucky number #12 from the 46 comments from last week and guess who that is... scrapping in ak! Congratulations Heather! Send me an email and I will get your prize sent right out to you!

This week's giveaway is the beautiful papers from the "Indie bloom" collection from Basic Grey! Leave me a comment here by the end of the 15th for your chance to win!!

If you didn't see yesterday's post, don't leave before checking it out. I don't think you want to miss it!!

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Inventory Reduction Sale!!

Good Afternoon!

With CHA right around the corner, it is time to make way for the new products that will be available soon! This is a great time to stock up on all of your old favorites from great companies such as My Mind's eye and Basic Grey! From now through January 15th, all orders will receive a 65% discount with coupon code IRS65 !!! All orders for this sale will ship for only $6.95! Order early to make sure you snag your favorites because when they are gone, they are gone!!

While you are visiting , do not miss out on "Giveaway Monday's" . You just may be our next winner!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Mini Desk Calendar

Good Morning and TGIF!! Today I want to share with you a desk calendar that I made for my step daughter. A couple of weeks before Christmas I saw these great picture frames at Michaels and got this idea. My intention was to complete it before the holiday and give it to her as a gift but I had no creative time through the holiday so it ended up being a few days late.

I first started with my supplies: 12 wallet sized pictures, wide frame with glass out, 2 large binder rings and small 12 month calendar pages (which I printed for free from the internet)

I then cut my chosen papers to the desired size ( mine are about 5 x 7 )

and then I trimmed the calendar pages to fit my mini-layouts...

I ALWAYS ink everything so this was no exception. I also used my crop-a-dile and punched two holes at the top to fit the binder rings.

and I created 12 mini-layouts! Here are a couple of the completed pages. (this was the fun part!!)

From all of my excitement for finishing the project, I forgot to take a picture when it was completed. :( I hope that you can still get the idea. I am planning on making one for myself soon! It came together really quickly and made a great gift which can be customized to give any time throughout the year! If you give it a try yourself, please share!

I also have a winner to announce from the December sketch... wendycrowe!! Congratulations! Please email me your address so that I can get your prize out to you!!

Have a terrific Friday and an amazing weekend and Thank You for taking the time to visit My Scraps & More!!