Monday, December 8, 2014

Welcome the 2015 My Scraps & More Design Team!

First off, I want to thank EVERYONE who took the time to apply for the DT call!  I know from experience how nerve racking these calls can be, and I know FAR too well the disappointment that can come along with not making a team.  But NEVER stop applying!  You just never know when something you write or submit catches the reader'e eye for one reason or another!

The current Design Team, Lisa Moen, Missy Whidden, Wendy Robinson, and Tracy Rhodes and I have been together for almost 3 years!!!!  We finish each others....posts....(you thought I was going to say sentences, huh?).  We have worked so incredibly well as a team and I love these girls dearly!  Sadly, Tracy will be leaving the DT, but we hope that she continues to be an integral part of our forum community.

As the store grows, so must our reach to our customers, so that's why we are bringing in some new faces!  So without further jabbering, please welcome the new 2015 DT ladies:

I am so excited about what these ladies are going to bring to the team, and you are going to LOVE what they do!

************** 12 Days of Christmas*************

Our 12 days of Christmas challenges are still going strong on the forum!  Today's challenge, Dec. 8, is about 8 Maids-a-Milking....that's right...use white paint or ink on your page!  The background paper on my LO is from Echo Park Capture Life B&W, and the other papers are from Elle's Studio Good Cheer, plus some bits from Fancy Pants Oh Deer!

And do you recognize the word "Santa" in the title?  It's from the free cut file available in the store!

I tried this new technique that I saw on this Mixed Media Artists website I go to sometimes. Basically, you take some thread (like sewing thread....not embroidery because it's too thick) and you cut a long piece about 18". Wet the string a bit and then holding one end, you dip it into paint. Wipe the excess paint off with your fingers. Then you old the string over your paper, still holding just one end, and "drop" it onto your paper (don't let go of the end, though). Then gently just lift it off the page! It's fun and creates some cool lines!

*******Store News******

I received an e-mail from Simple Stories saying their Life Documented collection has had delays in shipping to them from overseas, and will not be here until the end of the month!  So keep a look around after Christmas!

The 20% coupon code for December is :


Only a little time left to purchase raffle tickets for the Shopping Spree Giveaway!!!  Hurry and get yours NOW!

**************Monthly Raffle Winner************

I was so busy packing orders last Monday after the Black Friday sale that I forgot to post the monthly ticket winner for November! For every $10 you spend in the store, you earn one raffle ticket.  At the end of the month, I choose one ticket to win a $10 gift certificate to the store. 

The winner is:


Please email me at to claim your $10 gift certificate!

**********Weekly Giveaway**********

For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the store, please leave a comment on the blog posts throughout the week. At the end of the week, I choose a random day and a random commentor to win!!
This weeks winner is:

Congrats!  Please email me at to claim your prize!

Thanks everyone and have a great week!


  1. Love that fun thread technique and great additions to the team, sad to see Tracy leaving!

  2. Wonderful layout! I can't wait for my silhouette to get here and be able to use the wonderful file. I'm looking forward to be a part of the 2015 DT. Thanks for having me.

  3. Congrats to the new DT ladies!! I'm looking forward to working with all of you! My Scraps' members are the BEST, too!! Audrey, your page is amazing!

  4. Congrats to the new DT!!
    Love that thread technique Audrey!!

  5. Big welcome to the new DT members!
    Thanks for the tip about the string-and-paint - looks cool!

  6. Congrats new design team! How fun! Can't wait to see all your designs!

  7. Congratulations to the new additions to the design team!! Super duper cute page Audrey!!! Definitely going to have to try the string mark making!!!!!!

  8. No . . . I thought you were going to say SANDWICHES! Congrats new team! Love your layout!

  9. LOVE that thread technique! I am definitely trying that!!! And excited to have won!!!

  10. Congratulations and welcome to all the new DT members!!!! Love the fun technique.