Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Some News!

I can't believe I didn't make one single post in November! It was a busy month with the girls' birthday party, Thanksgiving, and gathering together with our families.

I have some exciting news! I made the Design Team at Scrapbook Sussies! I can't wait to get my first kit to work with! Sussies is a two sided kit, so it's like getting two kits in one. Every kit has a retail value of at least $36.00. December is sold out, but there may be some January kits available.

I was able to attend a weekend retreat with some friends last week at my scrap house (The Hamburg Hideaway). I got some layouts done, but also got to catch up with my friends and just relax! Here are some of the layouts:
These are my friends that all live in our development on my street.

Kinsey is getting so big! She's turning into quite the little girl. I just love this Basic Grey Nook and Pantry paper.

This one is a scraplift from Scrapbook Trends October I think. It uses Scraptacular's November kit of the month. This is the picture I ended up using for our Christmas card. This is also the first time I used a sewing machine to sew on a layout!

This is one of my favorite pictures ever! It also uses the November Scraptacular kit of the month.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Thank you so much to everyone who donated money to the Make a Wish Foundation! We had 60 tickets in the pot and I just pulled the winner.
Congratulations to Jennifer Hausman! You just won a boatload of scrappy products! Enjoy!

Between the raffle and regular donations, we raised more than $400.00.
Thanks again!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Cropping my heart out!

There are so many inspiring activities going on right now. One in particular is Fall Into Fall at Color Me Daisy. Each day they are posting a challenge and lots of prizes are being given away!

Here are just 2 of the projects I have made so far.

In this one we had to make a flower from a piece of ribbon. I LOVE this technique!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Scraptacular's October Kit!

The October Kit from Scraptacular is up and ready for sale! Here's a picture of the kit:

Here is a list of the kit contents:
This month’s kit includes:
~(1) sheet Pink Paislee Nightfall
~(1) sheet Pink Paislee Sunset
~(1) sheet Pink Paislee Twilight Postcards
~(1) sheet Pink Paislee Dusk
~(1) sheet Pink Paislee Eclipse
~(1) sheet Pink Paislee Horizon
~(1) sheet g.c.d. Studios Black Cats and Ghosts
~(1) sheet g.c.d. Studios Skulls & Bones
~(1) sheet g.c.d. Studios Going Batty
~(1) sheet g.c.d. Studios Black Widows
~(1) sheet g.c.d. Studios Mad Doctor
~(1) sheet g.c.d. Studios Weaving
~(1) sheet Bazzill embossed cardstock
~(1) g.c.d. Studios Tattoo Transperancy
~(3) Pink Paislee Twilight Brads
~(1) Pink Paislee Twilight Canvas Tag
~(2) Jenni Bowlin Bingo Cards
~(2) pieces of Maya Road Velvet Scallop
~(3) Bazzill Edges Borders
~(3) Pink Paislee Twilight Punch Outs
~American Crafts Hocus Pocus letters
~(1) sheet American Crafts Hocus Pocus Shapes
~(2) Pink Paislee Twilight Clear Border Stickers

And here are the layouts I made using the kit:

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Make a Wish Foundation Scrappy Goodie Basket Raffle!

Hi everyone!

My husband and I are participating in a Wellness Challenge at our local gym that benefits the Make a Wish Foundation. The contest runs from Sept. 17-Oct. 29th. Our goal is to visit the gym frequently to participate in game card activities where we earn points and raise money to help grant the wish of Alison, of Berks County, PA.

Alison has acute lymphacytic leukemia and her wish is to go to Disney World to meet Snow White and Cinderella.

To help our team raise some money, I've put together a huge basket full of scrapping goodies! I am going to raffle off this basket and will be adding goodies to it if I hit certain goal amounts.

[b]Raffle tickets are:
1 ticket for $5.00
3 tickets for $10.00
8 tickets for $20.00[/b]

I will be putting all tickets into a big bowl, and will pull one winner.

[b]If you would like to help, you can buy raffle tickets by either:
*sending a check payable to the Make a Wish Foundation addressed to:
Taryn Stothart
35 Walnut Drive East
Bernville, PA 19506

*sending a paypal payment to tarynstots1 at yahoo dot com
(In the subject line, please put Make a Wish Donation so I know to enter you in the drawing!)

I will be accepting donations until October 26th. I have to hand in all money on Oct. 29th.[/b]

Now for the good stuff! Here are some pictures of the goodies in the raffle basket:

And some close ups:

If the donation amount reaches $75.00, I will add this:

If the donation amount reaches $150.00, I will add this:

And if the donation amount reaches $250.00, I will add a complete August Scrap Attack Scrapbooking Kit!

I will pay shipping to the winner if the winner is not local to me.

Even if you can't donate, please help spread the word by posting on your blogs or other message boards where allowed! Also, be sure to become a follower of my blog so you know if you win! I'll post the winner here!

Thanks, and please let me know if you have any questions!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Some recent layouts!

I was able to attend the Scrap Pink event that Scraptacular hosted, and got alot accomplished! A few weeks ago, I also went to a day crop at The Hamburg Hideaway.

This first layout was done using a sketch. I bought the Tim Holtz edge distresser and am IN LOVE with it! It works great! Here's Kinsey with my mom.
Next is one I did for a Guest Design Team call at Back Porch Memories. It uses an exclusive sketch from Becky Fleck. It's Kinsey while we were at the beach this summer.
I did this one for the monthly contest at Transparent Touches and Tags. It also uses a sketch. I hadn't realized my girls were peering out the window when I took this picture, so you can see them on either side of my inlaws!

This last one uses a sketch by Jana Eubank. I just love this paper! It uses a TTT kit. Here's Devon during a photo session while we were at the beach.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Scrapperie's September Kit!

Scrapperie's September kit is perfect for those fall pictures, or those wonderful men/boys in your life!
Here are the Essentials available for $30.00.
Here are the Extras available for $20.00.

And here are the Trimmings, available for $10.00.

Or you can also get the whole shebang for $57.50.

There are also several add ons available on the site. Be sure to check it out!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Scraptacular's September Kit!

Scraptacular's September Kit is available now!

This month’s kit contains:
~(1) sheet Nikki Sivils Smarty Pants
~(2) sheets Nikki Sivils Homework Strips
~(2) sheets Nikki Sivils Teachers Pet
~(1) sheet Jenni Bowlin Ledger Classic Label
~(2) sheets Nikki Sivils Cutie Cut-Ups
~(1) sheet Jenni Bowlin Kindergarten Label
~(2) sheets Nikki Sivils Henry’s Attire
~(4) sheets coordinating Bazzill Cardstock
~American Crafts Rocketeer Thickers in Blue or Black (our choice)
~(4) Nikki Sivils Cord Brads
~(2) pieces of coordinating ribbon
~Jenni Bowlin Reverse Cricle Alphas in Red or Black (our choice)
~Ki Memories Felt Patch
~(3) coordinating buttons
~Ki Memories Epoxy stickers
~Jenni Bowlin Label sticker
~(2) Jenni Bowlin Memo Sheets
~ Jenni Bowlin Mini School BINGO Card
~(2) Nikki Sivils Bread Tags

Be sure to check out the Scraptacular site for pricing.

Here are a few layouts I made using the kit.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Some new layouts and a winner!

First of all, thanks everyone for stopping by during the WT Blog Hop! The winner of my RAK is Kris! So email me your address or pm it to me at WT and I'll get your goodies out to you!

Next, I've been a creating machine the past couple of months! I participated in a Last Scrapper Standing Contest, and make it to the top 8 or so before I left for vacation. I neglected everything around my house, and everything not related to scrapbooking! I also submitted to my first ever manufacturer design team call--Bo Bunny! I was excited when I saw this call because I love ALL of their lines they come out with. It's definitely one of my must have manufacturers.

Here are a few projects I've done recently.

This first one is a recipe box I made using a kit from Scraptacular.

I also am participating in the LEO Challenge over at WT. I created this layout using some new Bo Bunny Calypso, which I LOVE! This picture is of some new friends we made when we went on our cruise to the Bahamas.
I created this layout for a design team call at Serendipity Scrapbooks. I wasn't chosen, but I still LOVE how this layout turned out!

This layout was done using a sketch by Jana Eubank over at Scrapperie. It's Inspiration du Jour over there right now! I used some new Bo Bunny Popsicle. This paper is PERFECT for me! I love the bright colors. They went perfectly with my beach and pool pictures from this year.

And another one using Bo Bunny Popsicle! I created this for the Serendipity Scrapbooks design team call too.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Willow Traders Blog Hop!

I am so excited to be a participant in my first ever blog hop! I hope you enjoy what I've created.

I created this cute little birdhouse pencil holder with some fab Bo Bunny! The house itself was on clearance at Michael's, and since the logo of my scrapbook retreat house is a birdhouse, I just had to get it!
Now, for a chance to win a little RAK from me, all you have to do is become a follower of my blog, and post a comment here!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

July Kits and a Blog Candy Winner!

First let me say, I have a winner from my Blog Candy giveaway! I put everyone's name on a slip of paper and Kinsey picked one. The winner is Heather! Please email me your address and I'll get your scrappy goodies out to you! Thanks everyone for participating.
Next up are some scrumptious July Kits!

The first is from Scraptacular. It's filled with goodies from October Afternoon, Jenni Bowlin, and American Crafts. It's up for purchase right now, and details with contents and pricing can be found on the website.
Next up is Scrapperie's GORGEOUS July Kit--English Garden!
Here are the Essentials, available for $30.00:
Here are the Extras, available for $20.00:
And here are the Trimmings, available for $10.00:

Or you can get the whole shebang for $57.50:

Monday, June 29, 2009

Blog Candy!!!

I just wanted to give a shout out to everyone who stops by and visits my blog! I have put together some goodies to give away to a random reader of my blog. In order to be entered into the drawing, all you have to do is become a follower of my blog and post a comment here, and also post this on your blog! Friday, July 3rd at 9 p.m. I'll draw a winner. So spread the word, because if I have lots of response, maybe I'll give away more than one prize...

I'll get a picture later today and post it with the goodies.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

June Kits at Scraptacular!

Scraptacular has 2 great kits to offer you this month. The first is Crate Paper Alien.

The second is Crate Paper Lillian. Below are a few sample layouts I made with the kit.

For full kit contents and pricing, be sure to visit the website

Saturday, May 30, 2009

October Afternoon Giveaway!!!

Scraptacular, my LSS that I design for, is having an awesome October Afternoon giveaway! All you have to do is go HERE, join the message board, and then go to the contests forum. Add the blinkie to your blog or siggy on another website, and link back to that thread. Beth is always very generous with her giveaways, you don't want to miss out!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

An Online Crop!

Be sure to stop by Scrapperie for a fun online crop! There will be 10 challenges posted today, and 10 challenges posted on Friday. You have until Monday May 18th to get all of your projects uploaded to the gallery. There are prizes to be won! There are also several games posted. Hope to see you there!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Some GORGEOUS New May Kits!

First up, we have the UNBELIEVABLE Spring Into Summer Kit from Scrapperie! First up are The Trimmings. An embellishment add-on available to you for $10.00. All products coordinate with the rest of the kit!
Next up is The Extras. Available to you for $20.00.
And finally, The Essentials. Available to you for $30.00.

Or, if you want to get the whole shebang pictured above, you can order the Piece de Resistance for $57.50.
It's available now in the store as a preorder, and should be shipping next week! Get yours before they are gone! Sandi does an AWESOME job putting these kits together and they are completely PACKED!!!
Also coming soon is this GORGEOUS kit from 2 Scrappy Chix Designs! It's filled with goodies from Webster's Pages. This kit is totally packed and available to you for $35.00 as a one time purchase, or $30.00 for a 3 month auto ship commitment.