Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My Scraps & More is excited to announce our Fall 2012 Design Team call!

As a design team member, you will be asked to participate daily on the message board, host at least one challenge a week and also do a weekly blog post. For your commitment to My Scraps, you will receive papers once a month to use for our monthly design team reveals. You also will be able to use the generous design team discount on anything in the store during your term!

To apply please complete the following:

join our forums and actively participate so that we can get to know you
send an email to info@myscrapsandmore.com with the following information:
design teams past and present :
Tell me why you think you would be a asset to My Scraps and what you would bring to us:
include 2 recent (in the last 3 months) layouts that reflect your style and also
create a new layout based on the sketch made for this call which you will find on the forum here.

This call will be a four month term from Sept. - Dec.. and is open to US residents with past and present DT members welcome and encouraged to apply! All applications are due by August 24th with an announcement to be made shortly after. I look forward to meeting some wonderful people and seeing some beautiful creations!

** Today is the last day to use promo code  NEWJULY2012  and save 25% off your order!**

Ride 'em Cowgirls!

Admit it - you all have those few pics that have been sitting in your stash FOREVER!!! Well you are not alone - so I have vowed to start getting through some of mine. I am not suffering from false hope that I will not order any new ones until I've scrapped the old ones, but I will make a dent. So this is a pic I've had from Memorial Day - 2 years ago - taking the daughter of a friend out for a ride on Peanut. When looking for paper I fished out the Sasparilla line from October Afternoon. It's so great for outdoor and travel pics and of course for little cowpokes too!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Giveaway Monday 7/30/12

Good Morning! I hope that the weekend treated you all well! Mine was a great one spent with my family...JUST what I need right now! Besides family time, I also got in just a bit of scrappin'! Yay me! It felt good to play with paper again, and Lord knows that I have a ton of it to get through!! haha! I decided that it would be nice if I could create something to go along with my giveaways each week, to give you all a little look at what you could do with what you may win ya know?!? Here is the layout that I created using a sketch from Kristin Davidson from our Got Talent II contest...

I used some papers from the Crate Paper "Little Boy Blue" collection because I wanted to show that these papers are not just for use with little boys!! Crate Paper has been a huge favorite of mine for a long while so I had to find a way to get these beautiful papers into my scrapbook without having to dig years back for some baby pictures (though I plan to do that too! hee hee ) If you would like to win some of these great papers yourself, please leave a comment here by midnight August 5th, letting me know how you would use them!! I will announce a winner next Monday and speaking of winners...

scrappin_in_AKJuly 23, 2012 4:43 PMmy favorite(s) are the Glitz collections and the My Minds Eye collections

you are the lucky one drawn from last Monday. If you would please send me an email with your mailing information, I will get your prize shipped out to you!

Don't forget that you only have two more days to use promo code  NEWJULY2012  to save 25% off your order. Brand New October Afternoon and MME will be here tomorrow so I have put them on the site as pre-orders so that you could get them with the benefit of this sale!
** New My Mind's Eye is now in stock!!**
Have a great Monday!!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Glitter, Glitter, and more Glitter

Good Morning ladies! Wendy here!

We all know that being ladies it's so hard to pass up shiny, sparkly, glittery things.
I know it's the first thing to catch my eye whenever I go out.
But how about on your scrapbook pages? Do you tend to use lots of shiny things?
I love playing with glitter and Stickles, I just can't believe how much of it ends up everywhere else. My hubby just asked me yesterday why his mouse pad was covered in glitter....ummmm...I don't know...lol.

I hope you are still hanging around playing along with the "Got Talent II" challenges. Challenge #6 has been posted, and of course, it has to do with all the glitters.

Here is the page I posted for the challenge using a glittered title card from My Mind's Eye and then tracing everything in Stickles:

And since I couldn't get enough of it, I made another page using Authentique papers, glittered alphas and more glitter and Stickles.
It's fun to see how just a little bit of sparkle can change the whole look of your pages and make them stand out.

Don't forget to stop by the store and check out the pre-order section for the newest Glitter papers from My Mind's Eye...I can't wait!!!!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Did you Hear?

My Scraps and More is going to have this in stock on Tuesday!!!

I can't wait!!!  I bet you'll be stalking the store front like me!!  Oh, maybe I should have told you in would be in store Wednesday so you don't beat me to it!!  {update:  Tammi set up a pre-order section on the store front so head on over and check it all out!)

You know what else will be here soon???  The New MME lines!!!!  I am so looking forward to all of this new CHA goodness!!

And one more thing...did you see Simple Stories Summer Fresh is now in stock?!?  I ordered it the minute Tammi put it up and put it to use, within seconds of receiving it!!

Friday, July 27, 2012

A Refreshing Tutorial

I began by searching on the computer of an image of a margarita glass. Once I found one I liked I printed it out and cut it apart for a pattern. You may be able to use a cricut, stamp, a digital stamp, or something similar to find your margarita glass shape.

1. Use your cut apart image as a pattern to trace on your pattern paper.

2. Cut out and assemble your margarita glass on a piece of pattern paper. Mat that to a another piece of paper and place on card.

3. To create lime wedge on glass -
  • Cut out a 1 ½ inch circle. Cut that in half and cut a small slit in the center. This your lime.
  • To create the sections of the lime - punch out a scallop circle. Cut this scallop circle in half.
  • Using one of those halves cut off each scallop in a wedge shape. Glue onto lime. Trim off excess points.
4. Slide lime wedge onto glass.


5. To wrap twine I punched three holes on the front of my card near the fold. I fed the twine through the holes and wrapped around the front of card. Tape down ends of twine on front of card. Place a button to hide where the strings end in the front.

6. Run a line of glue along the top edge of the glass. Sprinkle glitter on the glue generously. When dry knock off the excess glitter. 
And there you have a refreshing card for someone special!

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day,
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Thursday, July 26, 2012

The More the Merrier

Merry Christmas!!!  I know you are thinking I'm crazy, but have you noticed how much talk there is of Christmas lately.  I have!  It seems everywhere I go there is something going on titled Christmas in July.  And of course CHA is tempting us with all of their new Christmas lines.  I decided to get busy with lot's of layering of papers.  For this page I started off with a sheet of Prima Christmas paper because the colors went so well with the Echo Park This and That Graceful collection.  Then it was time for the embellishments and as I said in my title, the more the merrier!  My motto is when you think you are done add two or three more and then you might be done :)


Wednesday, July 25, 2012

On The Sunny Side

Good morning and happy Wednesday!
Lisa here with you this morning to share a card I made using My Minds Eye , On The Sunny Side Collection. I love this line, it is so bright and fun and look at that super cute pinwheel, ADORABLE!

This card was based on a sketch by Lucy Chesna.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with us!


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Good to the last scrap!

Well I am about to be off to camp so I spent the weekend getting in some scrappy time. I am so excited about all the new lines being released for CHA! Of course my husband wanted to know why I would need more paper because I have so much - how do you explain that to a man! But I do have a lot, so I decided to finish off some of my stash. You know when you have those last couple pieces that get shoved in the back of your stash. So this weekend I managed to finish off 3 of the lines I have been hoarding! I did a few LOs and some cards, now if I could do that about 5 more times I would be in great shape to stock up on all the new stuff!

Here are a few of the projects I did this weekend using the last of my Authentique lines CelebrateGenuine and Glory.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Giveaway Monday is Back!!

Good Morning! Thank you to all of you who have been thinking and praying for me. Losing my Dad is the hardest thing that I have ever gone through and still can not believe that he is gone. He was a very big part of my life. I am just so thankful that I followed my heart and jumped in my car to make the long trip home. That gave me the opportunity to share his last couple of days with him, which I will forever cherish!

Now onto the scrapbooking front...how about this CHA!!?? What are your favorites? What can you do without? Please leave me a comment here answering that by midnight Sunday for your chance to win the cute papers from Simple Stories "Summer Fresh" collection. They arrived while I was gone and were just added to the store. I can not wait to create with them myself!!

Have a great Monday!!!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

More Jillibean Reveals

Good Morning!  

It's Wendy again, sharing even more Jillibean Soup pages.  
This collection is called Chilled Strawberry Soup.
I am so glad my pictures finally came in so I can really have fun with these papers.

I did a little bit of fussy cutting for the strawberries...

...here I added a twine bow to each strawberry....

...and here I added a ribbon bow to the strawberries. 

Can you tell I really love the strawberry papers??  

Stop by and see what's new in the store!!  LOTS of new lines are in!!  Don't wait!  They will go fast!

Saturday, July 21, 2012

July Reveal

Jillibean Soup is one of my favorites --- simple designs with amazing color schemes!  Unbelievable versatility!  Upon receipt of the Homemade 6 Bean Soup and Chilled Strawberry Soup lines, I had ideas galore!  While I didn't get a chance to make every layout that came to mind, I did create these three.....

I fussy cut each of the little florals on this last layout...I wanted to try a bit of floral confetti.  I can't wait to do it again, I love the look of it!

Don't you just love these papers?  Go check them out in the store HERE.  While you're there, check out the other amazing lines from Jillibean.  I am thinking I need to grab some of the Coconut Lime Soup line!

Enjoy your day!

Friday, July 20, 2012

Kristin's Design Team Reveal

Good morning to everyone! The Design Team was sent Jillibean Soup's Chilled Strawberry Soup and Homemade 6 Bean Soup this month. I had alot of fun creating with these lines. I used the plain side of the Chilled Strawberry Soup in these first two layouts. I loved the weight and color of this kraft cardstock.
I "Sew" Did That

A Family is like a Quilt

The last item I want to show you is this fun card! Next Friday I will share with you a step by step tutorial on how to make your own refreshing card!

Thank you for stopping by and have a blessed day!
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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Time for some Soup!!

I hope you have been enjoying all the varieties of soup this week.  I got the chance to work with two delicious ones with such fun bright colors, Jillibean Homemade 6 Bean Soup and Jillibean Chilled Strawberry Soup.  Here is what I came up with.

If you really enjoy working with Kraft papers the Chilled Strawberry Soup is now 75% off!!!!


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Lisa's July DT Reveal

Good morning and happy hump day!
Tammi sent us some wonderful papers this month from Jillibean Soup, I heart their stuff!
The first line she sent was Homemade 6 Bean Soup, this is such a fun line!

The second line she sent us was Chilled Strawberry Soup. I had so much fun fussy cutting the strawberries from this line:

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with us!

~~~Lisa ~~~

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sharing Summer Soup!

I hope you have enjoyed the DT projects that have been shared so far! Today I have a few more to share with you. I have gotten a lot out of the Jillibean paper I got from the Chilled Strawberry Soup line and Homemade 6 Bean Soup. And the papers mix very with with all the other Jillibean lines as well.

Here is the first LO I made using Chilled Strawberry Soup:

And more of a heritage page of my grandparents, mother and aunts using the Homemade 6 Bean Soup:

And with all the reds and greens I even made a Christmas LO using a little of both lines!

Before I was done I also made a Birthday card, put a movie gift card inside and dressed it up using a popcorn bucket for a party the twins were invited to!

I am still struck by how versatile these lines are! TYFL!


Monday, July 16, 2012

Missy's DT Reveal

Nothing is better than sitting around enjoying some sweet strawberries.  Time to savor the deliciousness of Missy's creations using Jillibeans Chilled Strawberry Soup and Jillibeans Homemade 6 Bean Soup.

Ginni's DT Reveal

Hello!  I had so much fun creating with the Jillibean Soup collection in my kit!  Here are my reveals for this month.

First is a layout using the Got Talent Challenge #5 sketch by Julie Bonner.  It's about several of my online scrappy friends gathering two years ago in Houston for a crop. 
I fell in love with this sketch as soon as I saw it!  And then I realized I had another DT reveal project to do so I combined them and here’s my version of this sketch!  I’m still finishing pages from the My Sketch World crop two years ago in Houston and we just had another one.  What FUN it is to meet online friends in real life (IRL)!!!  The pictures were taken at the Archiver’s store where we spent that Saturday scrapping and having a blast.  I punched all the flowers, leaves and the border.  I used the cut away pieces from the border for the centers of my flowers.  I cut the center of the background paper out and used that to punch my flowers. 
Materials – All Papers – Jillibean Soup (from the My Scraps & More Store); Punches – Kreaxions #602 Leaf, Kreaxions #603 Flower, Kreaxions #919 Border; Rhinestones – Queen & Company; Pens – Sakura Gel Roll, Sharpie; Title Sticker Letters – Creative Imaginations; Flower – Prima; Stickles – Ranger

Next is a layout about my granddaughter Molly.   I used a tutorial in the February 2012 edition of Scrapbooks Etc. to create the doily flower.
 I sprayed the blue and orange flowers and the doily flower with Glimmer Mist to match my paper.  I took the chipboard title and put it upside down on upside down cardstock and traced then cut it out for my mat.
Materials – Cardstock – Bazzill; Patterned Papers – Jillibean Soup (From the My Scraps & More Store); Flowers – Prima; Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels; Border Punch Kreaxions  #309 with Template A; Stamp – Creative Imaginations; Ink – Stampin Up; Chipboard Title – Hampton Arts; Pens – Sakura Gel Roll, EK Success; Brads – Recollections; Sticker Flower – Unknown

This is my oldest stepson and one of his dogs in 2011.  I used a PageMaps sketch from July 2012.  I used my Kreaxions Circle Cutter to create the scallop border and to cut the circle around the round rubon.
Materials – Sketch – Becky Fleck; Black Cardstock – Paper Accents; Kraft Paper, Patterned Papers – JilliBean Soup (from the My Scraps & More Store); Brads – Recollections; Ink – Colorbox; Rubons – Glitz Designs, Cosmo Cricket; Stickers – Amer. Trad. Designs, Galloping Horse Productions, Stamping Station; Pens – Sharpie, EK Success, Sakura Gel Roll; Circle Cutter – Kreaxions

Finally is a card I made. I cut the strawberries and little flowers from some patterned paper.  The border and red “crosses” are punched pieces.
Materials – Cardstock – Recollections; Patterned Papers – Jillibean Soup; Border, Crosses Punch – Kreaxions #919 ; Circle Cutter – Kreaxions; Pens – EK Success, Sharpie; Bling – Unknown; Stickles – Ranger; Ink – Colorbox
I hope I've inspired you to go into the My Scraps & More Store and purchase some of these super fun papers and create your own masterpieces!  Happy Scrapping!  Ginni Gass, DT Member