Saturday, June 30, 2012

Happy Accidents

I just love "happy accidents"!  You know, when you sit down and scrap and the process just takes you someplace you never would have thought of?  I had a layout in mind when I cut up all of these little bits of paper but when I put it together it just wasn't working for instead, I ended up with this, my "happy accident" of a layout.  I like this version so much better than what I had in mind when I started!

Share with us some of your "happy accidents"!  Link up you layouts to this post and I will draw someone to receive a little scrappy goodness.

Enjoy your weekend!!


Friday, June 29, 2012

Christmas in June!

It is hot here on the Gulf Coast! Everyone together now - "How hot is it?"
106 Degrees!
Not safe to do many activities outside so the girls and I have hunkered down with party prep (Priscilla is thirteen today!) and craft projects.
To really cool off I have put myself in a Christmas frame of mind and been scrapping last year's Christmas photos.
A Perfect Gift

From the My Scraps and More Store I used -
Crate Paper Apple Pie
Crate Paper Cross Stitch
Crate Paper Accent Cuts
October Afternoon Mini Market Stickers

To create the spool of twine I cut the spool from the Crate Paper Accent Cuts. I secured the end of the twine to the back of the spool with tape and wrapped it around the spool - intentionally leaving it a bit messy. I left some trailing off - curving and looping it - secured with good old tacky glue. I secured the spool of thread to my page with foam dots.
I used this sketch by Diana Fisher.

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!

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Thursday, June 28, 2012


I've found a new love, 6x6 paper pads.  In the past I always thought these just wouldn't be enough and I wouldn't be able to work with them because I love using long strips on a lot of my pages.  Well I bought my first one, Echo Parks So Happy Together.  I really liked the colors of the line but I wasn't sure the patterns were my style.  So I bought some embellies and the 6x6 paper pad and I have had so much fun with it.  Here is just one of my creations.

I also found out that I could have bought the 12x12 sheets because I absolutely love the patterns of this line now that I have them in my hand :)


Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Happy Wednesday and a Secret to Share!

Good morning! Hope your week is going good so far!
Lisa here with you this morning to share a little secret. you know those strips at the bottom of patterned paper that you usually cut off, well, I found a use for them and it saves me from cutting into a new sheet of paper!
Here's the paper:

I cut out the part that shows what is on the backside of the patterned paper and used it for a border on this layout:

Here is a close- up:
I used the All Star Collection Kit from Echo Park for this basketball page.

Hope this tip helps the next time you need a small border for your card or layout!


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

So Fresh!

I am loving the subtly of this new Authentique line "Fresh"! I love the clean look and the soft colors! When I saw this company's first few lines - I was not overly impressed, but they are quickly becoming a favorite. I love that they have a full sheet of element stickers and the sheets of individual words and tiny alphas! I am also getting very addicted to the 6x6 pads now - it makes the paper go so far and if you can split it with a friend then it becomes a really great deal! Here is the first LO I have done with this line - 

And here is one I found in the galley by Tabitha - what a great action shot!

Have a great week!


Monday, June 25, 2012

Got Talent Challenge #3 + Giveaway Monday

Good Morning! I hope the weekend was great for all!!! I got to spend a little time scrapping so that is always good! I worked on the Got Talent #3 challenge and sketch! If you have not yet gotten into our contest, now is the time! I love the sketches we have been given to work with and the DT is adding some wonderful challenges with them! This week you had to use at least 5 different manufacturers. Mine are October Afternoon, Crate Paper, Echo Park, Jillibean Soup and some Walmart card stock! lol!!

I thought it would be fun to incorporate all of these companies into our giveaway today as well! Leave a comment here by the end of the day next Sunday for your chance to win some Christmas papers from each of these manufacturers!!  Here is our winner from last Monday's giveaway...

ajmaluckJune 24, 2012 8:44 AMWhat a wonderful project for the summer. I would love to try this, but my summer is so busy with 3 kids going to camp all at different times and then school starts back up August 1st. Seems like it is going to be a very short summer.

Congratulations! Please email me with your shipping address so I can get your prize out to you!!

p/s  check out my personal blog here for some pictures of the memory file that I mentioned last Monday!

Have a wonderful day!!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Starring YOU!

With the My Scraps and More - Got Talent II Challenge in full swing, I thought I would share a few of the amazing layouts that have been submitted.  

First up is this adorable layout from AnnaMills -- I love those little banners and what a playful use of those Crate and Pink Paislee papers!

Next up is this awesome layout from TFloyd98 --- how cute are those little fish?  I also love color palette --- blue, green, and orange.  One of my faves!!

And then there is this layout from Audreykit --- I am not sure if I love the layout or the precious pictures more!!    This color scheme is amazing and the chevron banners mixed with the polka much FUN!!  

Keep up the amazing work ladies!!  You are Rocking these challenges!!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Fancy This - Easter Layouts!

For June the My Scraps and More Design Team was given the Summer Soul Collection from Fancy Pants. I not only completed some fun summer layouts I tackled a few Easter layouts as well.
In this first layout I scrapped a few silly pictures of Amory at our church picnic.
Is That Your Easter Bonnet?

I used: Scuba paper, Luau paper, Beach Towel paper, Snorkle paper, Grass Skirt paper, Summer Soul Alphas, Summer Soul cards, October Afternoon Mini Market Stickers

For this next layout I used two pictures of my girls in their Easter Dresses. Aren't they pretty?
Sugar & Spice & Everything Nice
Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,

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Thursday, June 21, 2012

First day of summer!!!

Good morning and welcome to the first full day of summer.  Of course I'm in Texas so it has felt like summer for quite awhile.  We have always considered summer as starting the day after school lets out.  Here is a page I created of my son with his teacher on the last day, and not only his last day of the year but his last day of elementary as he will be headed off to middle school next year.

I took my inspiration from my sons yearbook.  I copied the signatures onto my page for the background and used papers and embellishments from Authentique's Genuine line.


Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Some Indie Chic

Good morning and happy Wednesday!
Lisa here this morning to share one of my favorite My Minds Eye lines, Indie Chic. This is such a fun line for boys and girls and I adore the garlands and colors in this line!

I have been playing with paint and getting messy lately :) I found that along with stitching, it gives me the right touch to all my layouts. :)

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with us!


Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Party in the USA

Hope you are all enjoying your summer! It seems like school got out and I expected life to slow down but instead it sped up! Remember you can still work on all the My Scrap's Got Talent sketches and you will even get a week off to play catch up! And with each challenge (posted on Fridays) there will be a random winner drawn from all participants who get their projects by the end of the following Thursday night to win a $10 gift certificate! Here is my LO from the first Got Talent challenge , I pulled out my Authentique Celebrate line for this LO. We are so lucky to have exclusive sketches from Kristine Davidson at Creative Scrappers!


Monday, June 18, 2012

First Day of Summer!

Good Morning! It is officially the first day of summer here at the Bennett household. Now our days can be filled with fun, relaxing and scrapping". To help chronicle this summer I am going to create a memory file based on the idea I saw here. Hopefully I will have the start of it to share here next Monday. I would love for you to join me and share your process as well! My plan is to take at least one picture each day to capture our memories of this summer. I am going to be using the papers from the "Hello Summer" collection by Echo Park! I feel these will be the perfect fit for this project!! And guess what? Our giveaway for today features these as well! For your chance to win the "Hello Summer" 6x6 paper pad, leave me a comment here by midnight June 24th and let me know if this idea is something you would like to do too! It is always more fun to share in a project with others as well as motivating too!!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

One more for Summer Soul

Good Morning!  Wendy again...with just one more page for the Summer Soul reveal.

My first few pages focused on "beachy" pages or "summery" pictures.

I really loved the added browns in these papers, so I decided to try a different approach.  Okay, so they are still "summer" pictures, but there is no pool or sand!

A little bit of fussy cutting and a fun flower punch added dimension to these papers.

It's amazing how versatile this whole collection is.  Stop by the gallery and see what everyone is creating!

And don't forget to join us for the "Got Talent II" contest!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

So Revealing

Have you enjoyed seeing the amazing creations from everyone this week?  I know I have!!  This DT has rocked the Fancy right out of the Pants with their creations this month (tee-he).  Much like you have heard from everyone else this week, I loved these papers!  They are so beyond perfect for all of those vacation and beach pictures.  I really had a hard time using them for anything else!  I did manage to do one non-beach/vacation themed layout this month....but the rest... beach and vacation!  Really, how could I not??

This first one I created literally the day after we took that picture.  We had headed down to the shore to spend the day roaming the boardwalk for Mother's Day.  It was too cold to really hit the beach, but a perfect day for some pixs!

See...I did manage one here that wasn't with the theme of the papers...but she is wearing sunglasses so close enough right?  LOL.

With the last here, I cut each and every one of these flowers out of another sheet from this line and added them to the 'B' side of another page.  My favorite part though was my rediscovery of vellum.  I cut out some butterflies as well as the title on my Cameo using vellum -- I just love the subtleness of the butterflies on this!

I have yet to complete a single challenge yet for the My Scraps and More Got Talent II that baseball season is over, I can get some creating done!!!  Have a fabulous weekend!!


Friday, June 15, 2012

Kristin's Design Team Reveal

This month the design team was sent Fancy Pants Summer Soul collection. I had alot fun creating with this line. It is not just for beach and pool pictures, I was able to create quite a few Easter pages too!
Something is unusual in these first two layouts, do you see it? I do - I am IN the pictures!
I used: Mirage paper, Ocean Waves paper, Summer Soul Strips paper, Summer Soul alphas, October Afternoon Mini Market Stickers

For this next layout I used a few things in the line but cut them apart and used them in a different way.
I used the small surfboards from the Summer Soul Strips paper as banner flags under my photo. A fun technique that gives the surfboards a new purpose!
I used the "At The Beach" card on the Summer Soul Cards differently too by cutting it apart. I punched "at" and "the" out with my starburst punch and placed in my title along with the rest of the card.
Don't forget to make a collection yours - make it work for you!

The next layout celebrates the sweet love of my husband for his girls. Amory and Priscilla are both Daddy's girls - they certainly have him wrapped around their fingers!
Father's Day is this weekend - June 17th - have you made a page celebrating the love of a father and his children lately?
I used: Ocean Waves paper, Beach Towel paper, Sandcastle paper, Scuba paper, Summer Soul Strips

And with the scraps - a card to say thank you for stopping by!

Have a blessed day,

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tracy's Reveal

Good Morning!  I hope you have been enjoying seeing all the reveals this week.  There are so many different ways to go with these papers.  I also got to work with the Fancy Pants Wave Searcher collection.  For me the minute I saw these papers I thought of my lake photos.  So many of the summer lines are such bright colors that they don't quite fit all the lake photos I have.  These papers with their muted tones were absolutely perfect.

Now this LO isn't really for my reveal as it is not new but I still wanted to share it with you to show you how adding a little pop of blue can turn these papers from the muted look they have to working so well with bold colors as well.

Thanks for stopping by


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Lisa's June DT Reveal

Good morning and happy Wednesday!
Lisa here to share what I did this month with the Wave Searcher Collection from Fancy Pants. This line screams summer and is perfect for those water layouts:

Pet layout:

or fun cards:

Hope I have inspired you to try this collection, it's wonderful!


Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Summer Celebration Sale!

My Scraps & More is celebrating Summer's arrival with HUGE savings for you! Now through June 17th, use promo code  SUMMER612  and save 40% off your entire order! You will also receive FREE SHIPPING if your order total reaches over $25. With new arrivals such as Fancy Pants "Time for Spring", Authentique's "Fresh" collection  and the re-stock of Echo Park's popular collections "Paradise Beach" , "Hello Summer" and the mini them kits there is much to celebrate!!!


Tuesday - today is the day!

It's reveal week! You have already seen some fabulous projects brought to you by the DT. And today I have a few more – this month I got to play with the Fancy Pants Wave Searcher line! I love doing summery LOs so I was very excited to get to play with it. Here are some of the LOs I made with it - I love how different the colors are from other summer lines - they were perfect for pics from the beach and lake!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Missy's Design Team Reveal

Wow, wow, and wow!!  Is that enough Wow's?  I really don't know what else to say about all the fun that is so evident in Missy's pages using Fancy pants Summer Soul Collection.  Take a look!

Giveaway Monday: Let's Go To Paradise!

Good Morning and Happy Monday!! Happy here because this is the LAST Monday of school until September...Yay!!! I hope that everyone had a great weekend! Mine was wonderful as usual. Life is Good! Today I am starting with the winner from last week...

AngieJune 4, 2012 9:12 PMRecently I had been very ill for several weeks, I'm beginning to feel better and I'm soooo looking forward to the simple things; feeling the sunshine on my face, smelling the scents at all the summer fry outs, wearing flip flops, and enjoying my children's laughter, okay and don't forget finding time to scrap. :)

Congratulations!! Please email me your address and I will get your prize out to you!  This week's giveaway is another fun summer line, (can you tell I am SO ready for summer?), Paradise Beach by Echo Park paper! Beach lines always become one of my favorites to play with and this one is no exception. This line flew off the shelves here so fast that I decided to restock this line along with the Hello Summer collection and the Echo Park Mini Theme kits!!! Plus, I added the 6x6 paper pads and the solid distressed papers in these collections!! The promo code NEWOA612 is still active through June 13th for 20% off your entire order so grab these papers up for all of your summer moments! Our giveaway is the Paradise collection kit!! Leave me a comment here by midnight June 17th for your chance to win! Have a great start to your week and son't forget to visit the message board and play along with our Got Talent II contest!! The sketches are awesome and the pages being created are equally so!!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Wendy's June DT Reveal - Fancy Pants

Good Morning!  I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer so far!  Make sure you always take a camera with you and capture those fabulous, fun photos!  Fancy Pants has a few great collections that are a must have for all those Summer photos!

Here is what I created using Fancy Pants Summer Soul.  These bright colors and patterns were just begging to be used!

I love using my flower punches and made a bunch.    I also used a circle punch to make my own little rings to spread out all over the page.  You think there enough circles on here?  lol

I used a different flower punch for this page....but I always seem to find buttons for the centers. :)
These chipboard stickers are so cool!  

Speaking of stickers, this collection also comes with some banner stickers.  I put some pop dots on mine and added a little bit of jute.  

And my favorite pastime while I'm watching dumb reality tv shows is fussy cutting.  I used my micro top scissors to cut along the lines on the waves.  At the top of the waves, I placed some pop dots to pop them off the page.  At the top is a cluster of some fun chipboard stickers and regular stickers.  

You have to stop by the My Scraps and More store to see the rest of the collection!  It's so cool and will make you want to get out and some fun in the sun!!

Have a great Summer Sunday!!