Sunday, September 28, 2008

Scrapping Cents

Found this awesome idea---and simply had to share it. Diane shares HERE her simple- and cheap- idea for clear stamp storage. Now, I have used this idea for months as my storage for my thickers and stickers...but clear stamps is a great idea, too!!  BTW, a little of the cardboard from the postbound albums- the spacers- will make the sheet protectors stand out nice and pretty!

Thanks, Diane!!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Cat Out Loud!

The DT at Scrapbook Express is working with Halloween papers and goodies, this month.  This Bo Bunny Spooktacular was perfect fro capturing the spastic nature of my half crazed fur baby!!  No kidding- this cat streaks through the house running at and climbing door jams full tilt.  He gets in these moods- I have termed them frippy.  He gets frippy.  Seriously!  Sis keeps muttering about Kitty Valium.  But, I love him!

Supplies:  Bo Bunny Spooktacular paper and embellishments, Hobby Lobby Cardstock, Grungeboard, Rhinestones...and don't you love the filstrip digital frame?  That was a free download from 2Peas.

Friday, September 26, 2008

World Cardmaking Day!!!!

Scrapbook News and Review Presents...

WCD Winter Wonderland Card Crop OCT 4th

Scrapbook News and Review is ringing in the holiday card making season in a grand way! World Card Making Day is Oct 4th, and we at Scrapbook News and Review are inviting you to join us for a full day of cardmaking fun! There will be tons of games, challenges, and fun banter in the forums. Our galleries will be open for inspiration, including a new gallery filled with tons of holiday cheer. We will be showing a complete look at all the major holiday releases this year. There will also be fun guest sponsors and hosts, and fun prizes, too...definitely not to be missed!

Ready to get your holiday cardmaking started? Want to see the fun Winter Lines the major manufacturers are debuting this season? Want to make some new friends, and maybe win a few prizes? Make plans to join Scrapbook News and Review ( on Oct 4th for an all day Card Crop.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Scrapping Cents

I have actually called ribbon storage the Holy Grail of Scrapbooking- and it is. Everybody is looking for the perfect solution...someone could make a fortune, I swear! Wanna see mine? See? Ribbon stays vertically stored, no rolling, room for almost a hundred rolls. Want to know what it cost me? Nothing. Zip. Zero. Nada. Gotta love it! You want to know where, right? Big Lots. So, here is the story...I am out on a mission one day last year- ribbon storage or bust! I have gone to literally every store I can think of- nothing. Now, I am willing to pay some bucks, here- it just didn't exist. Finally, I am walking through BL, and what do I spy? Their Christmas ribbon for sale---in this handy little cardboard endcap. I asked the manager- cause it was almost empty- and she was thrilled to give it to me. A little alteration...and we have ribbon storage. I actually have another one in storage- there for when I need it. Just thought I'd mention being the Christmas ribbon selling season, and all.

Scrapping Cents Sightings:

BL: Lots of cool MM Garden Party accessories...for $1!

Scrapbook News and Review: Sept issue is up- and remember: pay for one month, and you get access to EVERY, single issue we have ever published for that month. Now, THAT is a bargain!!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Trumpet Call

You have simply got to love the Eva Line from Basic Grey...I mean look at those colors!! The entire line is just so rich and beautiful together. Truly as dream to work with, I tell you! I made this one as part of my DT work at Scrapbook Express- and you know they have this line- at a great price, and for very reasonable shipping costs. Check it out!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Happy Half Birthday!!

The 6th- yes, 6th issue of Scrapbook News and Review is up and ready for your reading pleasure. Everyday, I see threads and conversations on the forums about the lack of content in the popular scrapping magazines. Can I just say: CHECK US OUT!! SNR has literally hundreds of projects, dozens of articles, a complete card section,and tons of altered projects and mini albums. Not to mention product reviews, tutorials, even a monthely feature that tours cool scraprooms. How fun is that?! And, it bears repeating: Pay for one month- you get EVERYTHING we have ever published for that month!!! Check it out!!

Scrapbook News And Review

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

12 Weeks of Christmas Card Challenges

I know- you immediately thought, "Christmas?! No way!!" Yes, way! Especially if you want to get all those cards ready in time to address and mail in a timely fashion. And Scrapbook Express has the answer to making this fun, too! 12 Weeks of Christmas Card challenges started last Weds- and will continue to run for the next 11 weeks. There will be fun, friends- and, of course, prizes!! Come join us!!

For more info: CLICK HERE!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Baby Gift Set

One of the parents in our program had a new baby boy, and I got to decorate the gift set...yeah me! I love decorating baby things- so fun and whimsical!! Anyway- I had to use my Apple Blossom Studio stamps for this- too fun! I tell you what, if I had to defend one stamp with my life, it would be that long scallop border! I love that thing- I have used it so many times. Of course, the awesome journal spots are so handy, too. I just love mixing and matching these stamps on projects. They really are so fun to use. If you have not checked them out really need to pop over and have a look!

Apple Blossom Studios Stamps

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Scrapping Cents

So, let's talk about your die cutter. You bought it, no doubt, with the idea of making your own embellishments and saving some money. So, let's get creative and really save some money. You know that your Cuttlebug and Revolution will cut thin you are already saving and using things like cereal boxes, right? Did you know they will also cut acetate? So, save your clamshells from your purchases- and you can cut your won ghost shapes. The embossing folders also emboss the plastic- for a great look!! And, alcohol inks add color. Felt and fun foam can also be cut with your machines. And, think of the fun of cutting and embossing thin metal sheets. So many possibilities...don't forget to keep a look out for fun things to cut and emboss in your machine!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

Slip, Slide and Away

The DT at Scrapbook Express is working with the yummy My Mind's Eye, this month. This really is one of my fav paper makers...I love the weight and texture of the paper. It just feels yummy!

I had fun with this layout. I actually cut up a cardboard box, peeled back the top layer...and- look! Isn't the texture wonderful?! I thought it was the perfect background for all the fancy cutting I did- not to mention the fun pops of red.