Thursday, May 31, 2012

Life is Sweet!!!

Happy Thursday everyone and happy last day of school (at least for my kids)!!!  I am doing a happy dance.  I'm so ready for some down time.  I thought it would be appropriate to share with you Autumn's school picture from her last year of Mother's Day Out.  She will be off to Kindergarten in the fall.

I used Basic Grey's Sweet Threads collection to create this page.  It is marked way down in the store right now, so don't miss out on these beautiful papers.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

New Jillibean Soup

This new collection has just arrived to the My Scraps store! See the sidebar for the active coupon code good on this line and everything else in the shop!


To Err Is Human!

Hello and happy Wednesday!
Last week I was working on this layout for yesterdays challenge on the board and I took the cover off of my bottle of Glimmer Mist and guess what?! I spilled it on my picture! At first I was devastated, but as it dried, I liked the look of it and decided to use it any way.

                                          and a close-up:

So next time you make an error, look and see if it is still workable!
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with us!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Vacation Mojo!

I love being on vacation! I don't think I will ever be a homebody because there is just something about getting out of town that helps me completely relax! We are in Missouri for a week and since we stay in a condo - I brought some scrappy things with me! I think having lots of down time along with the removal of the stresses from home and work really sparks my creativity! I finally got some pics printed from my birthday (last Sept!) where my mom, sister and my niece joined me at the Arboretum. So of course I had to spend some time this weekend scrapping the cutest little girl on the planet! And the BoBunny Forever Fall collection was just perfect!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day!

I hope that everyone is enjoying a wonderful weekend spending time with family and friends! Please be sure to take a moment to remember what this holiday is all about and think about those whom have sacrificed all for our country. They and their families are the true heroes! For our giveaway I wanted to keep with the meaning of today. Leave a comment here telling me how you spent this holiday and you could win the "Glory" paper collection from Authentique paper!

and here is out winner from last week...

ScrapycandyMay 23, 2012 12:00 PMWell, this is cool! Thank you Tammi. I really like your blog!
Congratulations! Please email me your shipping address so I can get your prize out to you!

A couple reminders:
     Memorial Day sale ends tonight! Use code  MEM2012 and save 40% off plus free shipping on all orders over $25

     My Scraps Got Talent II is starting soon on the message boards! Sign up by June 1st to be entered into a RAK giveaway!!

     Coming this week... New Jillibean Soup and New Authentique! Contact me to sign up for our email list to be one of the firsts to know when new products arrive and to receive our great coupon codes!

Thanks for stopping by My Scraps! Have a great day!!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Album in a tin

Good Morning!  Wendy here!  I hope everyone is enjoying this wonderful weekend!  I sure hope the rain holds off a bit longer.  We are having a Memorial Day dedication at the Village Hall and I hope it works out well.

I have been wanting to work on this project for so long and I finally got myself together and finished it up.  This is a mini a tin.

I have so many wallet sized pictures of my kids and I saw this idea a million years ago and thought it was the coolest thing ever!

I still have lots of papers leftover from Tammi from the My Mind's Eye - Lime Twist collection.  What better way to use up those smaller pieces!

I covered the top of the tin with some of the patterned papers.  Then I used my Stickles to death on a chipboard alpha and some flowers.

I cut some plain white papers down to a size that would fit inside the can and folded them all accordion style.
Next, I cut some scraps of the patterned papers to place on each page.
The tin isn't that deep, so I used a few simple flowers on each page for embellishments.
I adhered the first page to the top of the tin, and the last page to the bottom of the tin.

Now, when you open the tin, the album unfolds to reveal 16 pictures of my daughter growing up!

And easily folds back up into the tin and can be tossed in Grandma's purse to show off her granddaughter to her Bingo friends.  :)

Off to make one for my little guy, using Bo Bunny On the Go papers.  Too cute!!!

Don't forget the BIG sale in the My Scraps and More store!
Time is running out!!

Memorial Day Sale!!  Use promo code MEM2012 and save 40% off your order AND receive free shipping on all US orders of $25.00 or more now through May 28th!!

Have a great weekend!  


Saturday, May 26, 2012

Ready to Scrap

Are you looking for some challenges to spark your creativity this Memorial Day weekend?  Here is one to get you started...

I love color challenges and have a couple of sites that I frequent but for my challenge today, I decided to come up with my own color palette for you.


And here is what I created using some Lily Bee and Crate Paper -- all of which are available in the store HERE and be sure to use the coupon code MEM2012 to get 40% off as well as free shipping with an order over $25 (good until 5/28/12). 


I would love to see your creations so head on over and load your project onto the boards!!

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!!


Friday, May 25, 2012

A Few More ...

I wanted to show you a few more projects I did using the My Mind's Eye Lime Twist papers that Tammi sent us. My daughter Amory is all about butterflies and the colors pink and purple. Although she says her favorite color is sparkle (girl after my own heart!). So I knew that I needed to make something for her room with the My Mind's Eye Lime Twist paper.
I fund these candle holder/wall sconces and one of my favorite thrift stores and I bought them on Wednesday so they half off! I also bought two drawer pulls from Hobby Lobby. How are these things going to make a coat hook might you ask?

Like this! I removed the mirror and mod podged paper onto them and put it back in. I removed all of the hardware from the drawer pulls and glued (E6000 adhesive) the drawer pulls into the candleholder. A little bling on the butterflies and flowers and we are done!
I did make two but they are exactly the same and I didn't want to bore you!

Next up I made a summer fun basket for Amory. On the first full day of summer after they get out of school I leave them a little treat - I will show you Priscilla's next week! Target clearance to the rescue! Everything - basket and all this project cost $2.00! The basket was a leftover from Easter at 90% off and all the craft supplies were in the dollar section at 70% off!
I took this basket and

created this! I replaced the broken handle with 26 guage wire wrapped in ribbon. And then I covered the sad and half wiped away lamb with My Mind's Eye Lime Twist paper, diecut, and a sticker.
I think Amory will love it!

Thank you for stopping by!
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Are you ready for summer?

I am.  I'm counting down the days until the kids get out of school and we can enjoy some relaxing days at the lake and pool (5 more days).  That has put me in the mood for scrapping some bright fun summertime photos.  I created this one of my daughter with her grandma last year at the pool using Bo Bunny's Alora collection.

Don't forget about the fabulous Memorial day sale going on and stay tuned because we are getting close to the start of the second annual My Scraps Got Talent contest.  Hope you will join us!!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Memorial Day Sale!!

This weekend is the official start of summer!! Let's celebrate My Scraps style with a HUGE sale! Use promo code  MEM2012  at checkout and receive 40% off your order! Also, all orders of $25 or more ship free!! This offer runs now through May 28th!! Enjoy and have a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend!

Sunny Side Wednesday!

Hello and happy Wednesday!
Lisa here with you today to share a card I made for my Mom's birthday in August.
I used the Sunny Side Collection from My Minds Eye. The colors in these papers are awesome and oh so me!

I also made a matching envelope:

Thanks for stopping by today and sharing your day with us!


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

For the record...

Good Tuesday morning! May is always the busiest month of the year in my house and quite often our family’s busyness tends to hamper my scrappy mojo! So to combat it I went out and took some pics of DS and a friend and then spent time editing them and just enjoying the pictures. I find that starting with beautiful photos is the best remedy for the scrappy blues. I am by no means a professional but I did invest in a nice camera and I have learned to take lots of pictures so I have plenty to choose from. I have also found that if I take the time to do a few edits it makes a huge difference! There are many free versions of photo editing software that can quickly improve the look of your photos. So to get back on track I created this – I used an old record as my background and one of my favorite pics of DS and my adorable niece. With a little color adjustment and softening it really took the photo to another level. I just love the bright fun colors in the Basic Grey Lauderdale line and they set the picture off beautifully! If you haven’t gotten this line yet go check it out it is so fun! 

~Tammy B.~

Monday, May 21, 2012

A Special Announcement plus...giveaway Monday!!

Good Morning! I hope that everyone had a enjoyable and safe weekend! Mine was spent with two very special husband and 10 year old son Connor! We went to the movies, enjoyed some ice cream, played football, went out to was much needed together time and it was GREAT!! I hope that you can say the same about your time spent!!

Starting next week (with some pre-contest challenges) My Scraps & More is bringing back a super popular contest from last summer... My Scraps Got Talent II !!

This contest will consist of 8 main challenges posted on Fridays, along with 8 mini challenges posted on Tuesdays starting in June and running through the middle of August. The main challenges will involve exclusive sketches created especially for this contest! Kristine Davidson from Creative Scrappers is just one of the talented artists who will be highlighted! There will be weekly winners from those participating along with a GRAND PRIZE winner at the end of the contest. The fun starts NOW on the message board with pre-contest challenges. The first main challenge will be posted June 8th. Visit the forums today to sign yourself up for this fun contest and become entered into a RAK drawing from me!!

Let's continue the excitement with Giveaway Monday!! Here is the random winner from last week...

Cindy deRosierMay 14, 2012 11:17 AMWow- I wasn't familiar with Lime Twist, but Missy's awesome layouts have convinced that I need some!

Congratulations Cindy! Please email me your shipping information so I can get some fun Lime Twist goodies out to you! This week's giveaway is the great papers from the "Family Man" collection by Echo Park paper. These will be perfect for those Father's day gifts you are planning! Simply leave a comment here on this post telling me if you will be playing along in our Got Talent contest and we would love to have you sign up on the boards!! I will announce a winner next week! Have a great day and thanks for spending a little of your time at My Scraps!!

Have a great Monday and thank you so much for spending a little of your time at My Scraps!!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Super Sunday!

Happy Sunday!
Lisa here with you today to share a few more layouts with one of my favorite companies, My Minds Eye. Tammi has had their newest line, Indie Chic, in the store for a little while now. I wasn't sure about this line but I have been playing with it and absolutely love it, especially the banners!

My first layout was done for a challenge group I am in, Inspiration Elevator. This layout is what makes it a me layout! Banners, stitching and border punching:

My second layout is what I created last weekend during our one hour sketch challenge, if you didn't play along last week, I am sure there will be more scheduled:)

                    Thanks for stopping by today and hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Grid Love

Tammi could not have been more generous with the Design Team this month.  We each received a ton of My Mind's Eye Lime Twist papers.  I will tell you, I loved this line from the moment I set eyes on it!  It may not be a brand new release but my love for it hasn't wavered.  It is awesome....I am drawn to the soft color palette combinations of the girly papers.  I am not a purple fan in general and this line does have a few purples, but pair purple with lime and I am in love.  Such a fun combo!!

you can't tell here but that is an old photo of my grandma & grandpa -- i think this is the only photo I have of them with huge happy grins instead of the posed smile!  I adore this photo!!

Can you tell I am loving the grid design .... and cutting with my Cameo?   I used my Cameo on every single creation this month!!

I am not usually a card maker but how could I not make them with this awesome hello bubble paper?  Add in a little Echo Park birdie (cut with Cameo)....just too cute!!

I am off to create some more of these cards...they just make me smile!


Friday, May 18, 2012

I Spy with My Mind's Eye

Good Morning! Yesterday was my last day of school - I teach a class of two year olds (who have all turned three now) - and I am a bit sad. But I plan to spend the next two weeks until my girls are out of school scrapping, cleaning and organizing closets (thank you Pinterest for the inspiration!), and running from talent shows to reward shows to water days and back again!
I have been doing a bit of scrapping with the My Mind's Eye papers Tammi sent us. They were perfect for the pictures from Amory's birthday party as well as a quick card!


Next Friday I will share with you some altered projects that I did using the Mind's Eye papers. They were perfect for a certain little girl's room who loves butterflies, purple and pink, and sparkle!

Thank you for stopping by!

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

New Echo Park...

Paradise Beach and Sweet Day collections have arrived along with two new mini theme kits Toy Box and Enjoy the Ride. Once you view these collections in the store, I know they will jump to the top of your most wanted list!!

Have a great day!

Tracy's Reveal

It has been so amazing to see all the different takes this week using the My Minds Eye Lime Twist collection.  This collection is so large that there is a little for everyone.  I got to work primarily with the boyish lines but wanted to show you that with the right embellishments they can go any direction.  Both of these layouts have some of the exact same papers in them but gave me very different looks.

Next I decided to work with a die cut.  MME makes so many gorgeous large die cuts and I usually use them for my background.  This time I decided to try something different.
I used only this one sheet of paper and created this card.

If you haven't snatched up this collection yet, this is a great time as the collection is 50% off right now!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Look at what's (finally) here...

The much anticipated October Afternoon collection, 9 to 5, has arrived in the store along with several Mini-Market Alpha stickers!! This line is very versatile and can be used for so many pages. If you order by May 20th, use coupon code  NEWOA512  and save 20% off your entire order!!

Off to start my day...hope yours is a great one!!

May Design Team Reveal

Hello and happy Wednesday!
Lisa here today to reveal my design team projects for May. This month Tammi sent us one of my favorite manufacturers, My Minds Eye. The line is called Lime Twist. These papers and embellishments are so fun and perfect for any kind of pages and cards! Tammi even has this line on sale!
Here are my layouts:

Here is a close-up of a new handmade flower I tried. I also used some scraps of paper I had trimmed off the journaling card, after I cut the scallops for the journaling card these cut away pieces curled and I had an AHAHa moment and decided to use them by my flower. Love the look and I recycled at the same time! You can find the tutorial HERE.

And I also made a card for my Mom, her birthday is in August:

We have the Mother May I Crop going on right now on the message board and you still have time to play. Would love to see your work in the gallery!
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with us!


Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Ginni's Reveal

It's time to take a look at what Ginni did with the MME Lime Twist.  She did a great job creating some very boyish LO's.

This adorable LO is actually a 2 pager using a sketch from Close to My Heart sketches.