Sunday, June 29, 2008

Scrapping Cents

Ok, I have the best idea for you, this week. This was sent in by Scrapper Mom. You know the cover sheets that come with paper collection packs? You know...the ones that Basic Grey (and others) include to show the various patterns in the package. Scrapper Mom has a tutorial showing how to use these to make the foundation of a mini album. You can see the step by step tutorial here. I thought this was an awesome way to use something that otherwise would have been thrown away, and get more bang for your buck! Other ideas: cut them up, use them as journaling boxes. Adhere them to your pages as accent spots. You can even use these in your card making. I love this... Thanks, Scrapper Mom!

Scrapping Cents Sightings:

Walmart across the nation continue to clearance out older merchandise preparing for Martha Stewart's arrival. Cauttlekids dies have been spotted at drastic markdowns.

Target has the new MM Hulabaloo line in the store.

BL has some new shaped plastic plates in the summer aisle...modged, I think these could make awesome frames and such.

Dollar Tree has 9x9 spiral Heidi Swapp albums in stock.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Scrapping Cents

My favorite tip this week was sent in by Chelsea Van Tol. She had a wonderful way to stretch your alphabets....use the backing paper. Basically, you add glue to the backer paper that your sticker alphabets- or self stick chipboard- comes on, then glitter over that---instant glitter alpha. Gotta love it! This would also work with flocking, too. Chelsea has detailed instructions on her blog. Thanks, Chelsea, for sending in that great tip!! Come on, everybody...send in those tips!! Together, we can beat the economy, lol!

Scrapping Cents Sightings:

Walmart: Various Supercenters around the nation are clearancing out, prepping for Martha Stewart goods.

Dollar Tree: New chipboard Embellishments sighted.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Waddle, Waddle, HONK!

I don't know which was more fun---chasing this family of geese around the park, or using the wonderful Scenic Route line Sumner to scrap it!! Both were a hoot, er, honk! The DT at Scrapbook Express has been working with Scenic Route this month--pure joy for me- I LOVE Scenic Route!! Stop on in and take a look at everyone's yummy creations!

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Scrapping Cents

This week, let's peek into the world of 'digi'. No, I am not a digi-scrapper- but there are tricks and values to be had for paper scrappers, too! First, print out large fonts to hand cut,you save on stickers. You can even cut through thin chipboard like cereal boxes. Fonts for free...gotta love that! Next, check out digi scrapping kits for anything you can print: flourishes on transparencies, word art, etc. Printing out your own journal tags lets you choose the paper- how custom is that! Printed on vellum, they look like the sheers that are so trendy! Here is a free download from A Million Memories and Karen Grunberg of Creative Therapy to get you started. (Many, many thanks, as these are simply wonderful!!) Finally, check out coloring page sites such as Coloring they have images for most occasions- and printed at 20-25% size, they make perfect 'stamps' ready to color and add to your cards.

Scrapping Cents Sightings: (These are some I've seen reported on through out the internet, you may or may not find them in your neck of the woods...good luck!!)

Target: glass coasters, thin chipboard coasters and little metal colanders in the dollar spot

Michaels and Joann's: New dollar Stamps- acrylics- in the dollar spots

Big Lots: Basic Grey: Chipboard (ass't)-$2, jumbo metal bookplates-$2, book clips-$2, rub ons-$1, ribbon packs-$3

Joann's Clearance: Fiskar's Heart Border Punch: 3.97, Cuttlekids Machine: 3.97, cuttlekids dies: .97

Archiver's Clearance: Love Elsie (ass't): 50% off, Fancy Pants Small Stamp Sets (Fun and Free and Journals ala Mode): 50% off, Rhonna Ferrer Rub ons: 50% off

Want to save even more money, and score a real scrappy deal? Check out Scrapbook News and Review! The June Edition is fresh, and they always keep 3 issues available. that means, pay 4.99 and you see 3 issues for one month. Too Cool!!

Issue 3 is LIVE!!

Issue 3- the June edition of Scrapbook News and Review is LIVE and ready to enjoy!! How exciting!! I swear, this just keeps getting better and better!! With over 200- yes 200 layouts, projects and cards---not to mention dozens and dozens of articles...this could take you days to go through!! And, did you know that SNR always keeps 3 issues of the magazine available? So, you buy one month, you get the month to view all 3 issues. It's like getting 2 issues for free!!

Thursday, June 12, 2008


I love Karen Foster Designs...she really just has some fun looks! This month, the DT is featuring them at Scrapbook Express. I would definitely encourage everyone to stop in and take a look! This is using her garden line, aren't the bugs cute?!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Mutual Attraction

This month's sketch has been posted to My Sketch World. Lucy did a great job with this one- and the design team rocked it out. Definitely stop over and take a look!

This one features my boy, Jeepurrs. The journaling reads: "After a shopping trip to Rogers, I spent time playing with my new toys...and Jeepurrs spent time playing with his!"

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Scrapping Cents

I have a new feature for you, and I am betting that you won't be able to resist. Scrapping Cents will cull the internet, and my bag of tricks, for tips and tricks to save you money while you scrap. Using your supplies in new ways, repurposing supplies...even new ways to look at thinks can save you a few bucks. And, who wouldn't love a couple more dollars to spend at the LSS?!

This week, we are looking at the joys of paint chips. Yes, those free little samples you can get at any hardware store. Think of using these as accents on your pages, or as journaling spots. A few lined up would make a great border. But my favorite? Use them in your die cut machine. These would make great little embellishments...or a rocking title with your favorite alphabet dies. Stamp on them, and they can be added to your cards. Stamp and cut out, and they would make great piecings. Or group petals of them to create your own flowers. The possibilities are endless! So, the next time you are at the hardware store, definitely check out the paint department.

If you have ideas you would like to share, tips and tricks that save you money- send 'em in! Who knows- yours might just be featured on Scrapping Cents.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Zoo Fun!

The Design Team at Scrapbook Express is Featuring products from Scenic Route and Karen Foster Designs....oh, what fun to work with!!! Scenic Route is one of my all time favorite companies!! I made these badges for my kids before our field trip to the zzoo. Each child got one to wear, and they 'hunted' for that animal in the zoo. When we 'found' them, we read all the fun trivia on the back. The kids loved it!!

Sunday, June 1, 2008

A Call for Faith Based Layouts

Scrapbook News and Review is looking for your faith based layouts for her column: A Faith Perspective. This month is a little different, but I challenge you to really think about it...then send in your very best!! We are looking for your layouts, mini albums or projects dealing with your religious heritage. This could be a faithful grandparent or other relative that inspired you, a time of difficulty you or your family dealt with as a result of your faith, or even the heritage you are choosing to leave to your family. Dig into this one, then send us your work!

Details: Send to: by 6/21/08. Submissions should be 550 pixels on the longest side, and include a complete supply list. Please type out all journaling. Remember to include contact information.

We look forward to seeing your work!

A Call for Card Submissions

Scrapbook News and Review is taking card submissions for the July issue. Themes includes: BBQ's, pool parties, picnics, Independence Day Cards- all things Summer-y! This would also include any summer party decorations you might have- table centerpieces, picnic decorations, etc. In addition, we are looking for thank you cards, blank cards, sympathy cards, and any cards featuring a border punch used in some manner.

Details: Send submissions to: by 6/21/08. Submissions should be 350 pixels on the longest side, and include a complete supply list. Remember to include contact information.

We look forward to seeing your work!