Friday, November 30, 2012

He Loves His Books

My little guy just turned 16 months old.  This age, until about 2 years old, is my most favorite.  They are learning so many new things and actually listen communicate!  He LOVES to flip through books.  One of his favorites right now is "Peek A Who".  He actually says some of the words like Choo Choo and Boo!

I used some papers from Studio Calico Yearbook collection to make this page.  I started with the idea of a book, and took some printer paper and made a little book to put my photos in.  I just lined up my photos on the paper and cut to size.  Then I stitched down the middle to create my "book".

The inside of the book had journaling and a few more photos.

I fussy cut some of the green circle shapes from patterned paper.  They had some teal and red lines on them, so I stitched over the lines with respective colors of thread and extended the stitching out of the circle.

Lastly, I added a speech bubble and some red letters to tie it all in!

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Season for Giving

Have you started that Christmas shopping yet?  I love this time of year.  It gives me a chance to splurge a bit since I'm generally frugal the rest of  the year.  I just love buying presents for people.  This year when you wrap those presents up why not add a little personal touch those gifts.  I used some scraps from the "Classic Christmas" kit to create these tags.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Christmas Cards

I love making cards and have made all of my Christmas cards the last few years.
Tammi sent us our choice of a 6x6 paper pad for the blog hop last month. I choose My Minds Eye Winter Wonderland and just had to make more cards with it after the hop! I LOVE this line, the colors and papers are awesome! So today I want to share some more cards I made using this wonderful line!

I have made 11 cards from this 6x6 pad and still have lots of paper left to make more!
Thanks for stopping by and I hope I have inspired you to make some Christmas cards of your own! Tammi has lots of new Christmas lines in the store to choose from.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thankful for Music

Good Morning....

I can't believe this month is almost over.. where has it gone? It is really almost December???

Well this month in the My Scraps & More forum, all the daily challenges, have been THANKFUL related. I played along last year and reallly LOVED how fun it was to scrap about the things I am thankful for.

On Monday 11.26's challenge, I lifted Maya's layout from the gallery and came up with this page:
 I used some of the Crate On Trend line from the store HERE and the Crate Acorn Ave line HERE. These two lines worked super well together.
I used some of the October Afternoon alphas for my page.. I am Thankful for Music..

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today and hope ya have a wonderful day.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Giveaway Monday 11/26/12

Happy Monday! I hope that all of our US friends had an amazing and safe holiday weekend! Mine was wonderful...busy, but wonderful just the same! Today is Cyber Monday and because of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale going on over the weekend,( this sale is good through today! Use code  BLKFRI2012  to save 55% off!!) I am swamped so I am going to make this a short, sweet post. Our giveaway today is this cute collection kit from Fancy Pants Designs "Time for Spring"...

Is it bad for me to already be wishing for spring when winter hasn't even arrived yet??  I am NOT a cold weather girl. I really should be living in Arizona this time of year. Maybe when I win this week's lottery...Ha Ha!!

To win simply leave me a comment letting me know if you braved the Black Friday crowds by midnight on December 2nd. I will draw for a random winner next week! Our lucky winner from last week is...

jenessaNovember 19, 2012 2:44 PMAnother beautiful LO! And a beautiful collection of papers! My husband just lost his job but I am thankful that God is providing for our needs despite us not having an income. We are truly blessed!
Please send me an email with your shipping address and I will get this prize out to you soon!
And just because I hate to have a post without a layout to share, here are a couple that I completed for our members crop...

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by My Scraps & More!!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Crate Paper On Trend by Missy

Happy Sunday, scrappy friends!  Missy here to share a page I created using the On Trend collection from Crate Paper.  I really love this line because it's so many different colors & patterns.  I made this page as part of a challenge over on our case you didn't know there is a Members' Crop going on through tomorrow!  Tons of challenges to enter and lots of fun to be had :)  

This was for a sketch created by one of our awesome members.  If you're not a member there, you should join us HERE!  There is always something going on...lots of inspiration always flowing!

Don't forget about the Black Friday Sale going on right can get 55% off your entire purchase (excluding gift certificates & kits)!!  WHAT!?  That's over HALF off your total!  What are you waiting for...go fill up your cart!  You can get this awesome Crate Paper line, along with tons of other brands.  Use the code:  BLKFRI2012 in the shop HERE.

Thanks for stopping by today, and have a wonderful Sunday!

Missy :)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

"Classic Christmas" kit layout by Jenny

Good morning all!!

Hope everyone that celebrates Thanksgiving had a great one!! I know I did!! Still enjoying leftovers!! :)

My Scraps and More is having an AMAZING sale this weekend!! You can purchase anything in the store (besides kits or gift certificates) at 55% off!!! W.O.W.
Code:  BLKFRI2012
You must take advantage of this amazing deal!! You can go shopping at the My Scraps store HERE.

I have a layout to share with you today using the fabulous "Classic Christmas" kit. It is amazing!! If you haven't got yourself one yet, you can head HERE to purchase your own!! And, you can use the code JENNY20 and receive 20% off your kit!! How awesome is that!?!!!! The "Sugarplums" kit is available as well, and you can purchase it with the discount code HERE.

Oh Christmas Tree:

 I just love this kit....the Echo Park bits and papers included are just amazing! Gorgeous colors!!

Thanks so much for stopping by!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Gift Card Holder Tutorial

Hey everyone!  I thought I'd share with you a little gift card holder that I made with my December My Scraps & More "Sugarplums" kit.

First of all, you MUST check out the My Scraps store for their black friday sale. FIFTY FIVE percent off your purchase (exclusing gift certificates and kits).

BUT, you can get 20% off your kits by using the code AUDREY20!   Here are the two kits.  Check out the store for more detailed images of the kits.

"Sugarplums"- $24.99

"Classic Christmas" -$29.99

So here is the little gift card holder that I made with the sugarplum kit:

The trunk of the tree holds the gift card.

Here is how I made it:

1) To make the trunk, cut a piece of kraft card stock 7 3/4" x 2.5 inches.  Score at 2" and 5 1/2".  Fold up the 2" side and glue or stitched the edges.

2)  The make the tree, I first started by making a template with a 6" bottom and 6" high.

3) I cut 4 strips of paper 6.5" x 2.5" and then used a scallop punch on the bottom edge of each and layered them together.  I used my tree shape template to cut out the tree.

4) Glue the tree to the top flap of the envelope, and there you have it!  Decorate your tree and trunk, and add your gift card inside! TIP: you may need to use a tiny piece of velcro, or even a glue dot to keep the envelope closed.

I can't wait to hang this on the tree and fill it with a card!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Hello all, on this wonderful family holiday.  It's time to share all the things we are thankful for.  I'm thankful for my wonderful family, my friends, a job at a my kids school so I can be close to them, and my overall good life that God has given me.  I'm also very thankful that I found My Scraps and More and have gotten to know Tammi and all the wonderful ladies there.  

I thought I'd share with you a picture from last Thanksgiving when we were on a trip to New Mexico using the fabulous Authentique Thankful collection.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sale!

Our Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale starts now at My Scraps & More!! Save tons on all of your favorite products from October Afternoon, Echo Park and many, many more!! Treat yourself to some scrapbook goodies now before you head out to scout for deals for everyone else on your list this year! Use code  BLKFRI2012  to receive 55% off your order (excluding monthly kits, gift certificates and prior orders) !!

Have a wonderful holiday weekend!!

So Happy Together

Hello and happy Wednesday!

Lisa here today to share a layout and a card I created with the Echo Park So Happy Together collection. I love the colors in this collection, but Echo Park never seems to disappoint me:)

Thanks for stopping by and sharing your day with us!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Cards with the Sugarplum Kit

Good Morning...

I don't know if you are like me, but I LOVE to make Christmas cards. I esp LOVE to send them out to family and friends, and those who I know really appreciate them.

I used the Sugarplum kit from the My Scraps & More store to create both of these cards.

Card #1: Ho Ho Ho
 I LOVE adding non typical Christmas cards, like pink and aqua to my cards, something different.

I used  a tag, and cut it in half, to add my sentiment, and I also used several of the border strips and stickers from the Crate stickers in the kit for this card.
I finished off the card and tied it with twine.

Card#2: Winter Wishes
I fussy cut the trees and the wreath and added it to the card, mounting it onto the tag.
Also a GREAT way to really use the bottom of the Crate paper, is to fussy cut out the fun border strip at the bottom of the page and use it for a cool border to your project:
There ya go... some ideas to get your Christmas cards going!!!!

Have a wonderful day,

Monday, November 19, 2012

Giveaway Monday 11.19.12

Good Morning!! I can not believe that the holidays are here. Are you all prepared for a big Thanksgiving feast?? Weather you celebrate this holiday or not, all of us can be thankful for many. many things in our lives! Among the things I am thankful for, YOU ALL are on my list! Thank you so much for making My Scraps & More what it is and what it is becoming. All of you are a big part of that!!

Our giveaway today features some papers from the This-n-That Graceful collection. What a beautiful line this is! You don't have to have girls in your life to use and appreciate it!!

Simply leave me a comment about what you are most thankful for on this post before midnight on November 25th, for your chance to win!

Last week's winner is...

BevNovember 12, 2012 12:52 PMhow exciting.. and good luck on your new adventure into kits.. they look amazing

Congratulations Bev! Please send me your shipping address so I can mail your prize out to you!!

If you haven't already, make sure you hop over to the sketch blog, become a follower and start playing along!!


Sunday, November 18, 2012

Missy's Sugarplums Reveal

Today is the final reveal day for the new My Scraps Monthly Kits!  Missy here to share with you what I created using the Sugarplums kit.  It's so full of fun & bright papers!  I made four pages, but I'm only sharing three with you here.  The fourth one will come later :)

First up is one I created using photos from two years ago.  My youngest had just started walking. One of the papers in the kit is full of fun Christmas sayings, and I knew that I wanted to use "Walking in a Winter Wonderland" as my title.  However, we live in Florida, and there is no such thing as a "winter wonderland"...haha!  So I added my own flair to change up the title.

Next up is a page featuring pictures of my youngest not giving two cares that she's meeting Santa!  She wasn't interested in him at all.  He came to visit her school, and I was there to help out that day.  I used a lot of the cute Crate Paper tags & journaling blocks for this one, as well as some of the Crate Paper border strips.

My third page is of a photo of all of us with Santa from 2010.  Both girls wanted nothing to do with hubby and I wound up being in the photo with them.  We weren't planning on being in the picture, so we didn't dress the part at all...but it wound up being a funny memory.  I know it's hard to see, but the looks on both of their faces are priceless!  This page is a mix of Crate Paper & Echo Park.

I can't wait to share my fourth page!  If you like what you've seen over the past week, you can order either of the two featured kits (Sugarplums or Classic Christmas) from the store right HERE!  Very reasonable prices for some awesome scrappy goodness :)

Thanks for stopping by today!

Missy :)

Saturday, November 17, 2012

"Classic Christmas" kit by Jenny

I was lucky enough to get to play with the Classic Christmas kit that Tammi put together!! It is beyond fabulous!! :) Love the colors and how well she mixed the different collections!! 

I have a few projects to share with you today...I also have my layout that I used the exclusive sketch for, but you will have to wait for that one!! ;)

Trimming the tree:


I told you...gorgeous colors!! I so love this kit, and you will too!! You can get your own in the My Scraps store HERE!!!

Be sure to check back tomorrow for Missy's reveal!!! :)

Thanks for stopping by My Scraps and More today!

Friday, November 16, 2012

Audrey's Reveal with Sugarplums kit

  There are two kits available for December, one a more traditional Christmas kit, and the other is the one I received, featuring Crate Paper Sleigh Ride!  You can see both kits HERE.

This first page is based off an exclusive sketch that comes with the kit!

I focused on the tags on this page and tried to do something a little different by matching them up with patterned papers to make them "blend" in.  You can see that I took some red paper and created some chevrons to match the ones on the tag.

I also did it on this blue tag as well.  Some circles and die cut starts outlined with white faux stitching are just about all I used for embellishment.  I also stitched a large frame on the page, too, with both real and faux stitching.

This next page is a bit different for me...because it has so many photos and they are arranged pretty linearly.  But I didn't want it too look too linear, so I used a lot of areas of embellishment. I also didn't use a lot of patterned papers, and instead, misted the background with a bit of white and a stencil.

My favorite part about this page is the title.  I used an app on my iPad called "sketch" and wrote the word "Christmas" with my finger.  I saved it as a jpeg, emailed it to myself, opened it up in SCAL2 and traced it!  Up, that is my handwriting!  :)

I fussy cut some pointed circles from some of the papers and added some scalloped circles on top.  I also cut some strips of ribbon and stitched them in rows on each side of my journaling block.

And that star piece is a leftover from the first layout above! :)

Another simple design on this next page.  Just strips of distressed papers and stickers that I machine stitched over.  I also added some tab stickers to different areas.

Behind the photo, I just used a credit card and white paint.  I also LOVE the bits of white pom pom trim in this kit, so added some strips of those, too.

The last page I did was also based off of a is todays sketch that is up on the My S&M sketch blog today. This sketch is by Kristine Davidson.   

On the background, I used my star stencil from Studio Calico and some molding paste.  I love the white on white and the texture it gave!  

Then I just used some circles from patterned papers (strategically, I might add) and did some stitching here and there.

Phew...that was a LOT of pages with this kit!  I actually have a few more projects that I made coming up over the next few weeks!  Be sure to check out the My Scraps & More store for these wonderful kits!