Friday, October 30, 2009

And the winner is...

I am so thankful for such a great week and all of the wonderful posts and comments. The winner of the October Boo-to-you kit is...AmesOx. Please email me your mailing address and your prize will get sent out to you.

Keep following for more inspiration, challenges, giveaways and just pure scrapbooking fun.

There is still time to enter the Sketch Challenge posted by Julie. She will announce the winner next week. Enter you layout using Julie's sketch and win some awesome prizes...Click here for the original post.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Technique Thursday - Fussy Cutting

*This will be featured in the September 2010 issue of Scrapbook Trends magazine.

I will confess. I am not a super complicated techniquey type of scrapper. I'm not saying I don't like various fancy techniques, I've just never taken the time to learn many. My "numbers" brain generally likes my projects orderly and clean lined - but my goal is to start challenging myself to try new things, get a little shabby, get a little messy, maybe even make things a little crooked.
One of my favorite techniques (you will see this on a lot of my projects) is fussy cutting. When picking out paper at the store, I always seem to grab those papers or lines that have prints/pictures on them, which are perfect for cutting out. I'll often add a pop dot or two behind to give some dimension or add a little bling or glitter for some sparkle. My favorite scissors when fussy cutting are the Cutterbees (yellow handle with black blades - adhesive won't stick to them).

Here is a teacher card and gift bag I made using the October Alphabet Soup kit. As you can see I cut out the little school houses and added pop dots behind them.

Since I have the floor today, I thought I'd go ahead and share a couple other projects I made for October. The Tall Kid layout is also from the Alphabet Soup kit and Friendly Pumpkins is from the October Boo To You kit. With both kits I still have a ton of product left even after making quite a few projects.

*Card removed for publication in April 2010 issue of CARDS magazine*

And here is another peek at the November main kit featuring Cosmo Cricket Nutmeg. This was a quick and easy card I made after finishing up a layout. Don't forget to sign up for the Boo To You Kit giveaway here. The drawing is on Friday.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Whatever Wednesday!

Happy Wednesday all! I am taking a break from painting the bedroom today to announce November's main kit will be featuring Cosmo Cricket's Nutmeg collection.

This collection is super cute and perfect for all of you fall, Thanksgiving, love and even baby is a very diverse collection. Here is a layout from Jen. We will be bringing you much more inspiration in the weeks to come.

Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered in our drawing giveaway. The winner will be announced in Friday's post. Mimi

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Team Member: Sarah de Guzman

Hi everyone! Today, I get to write about ME.

So... what shall I share with ya'll today?! How about a questionnaire?

Sarah de Guzman

bay area, California

Likes: scrapbooking, papercrafts, basically all crafts that allow me to make a mess

Dislikes: birds and mean people

Favorite Scrapbook Brand: I really can't pick just ONE favorite. I LOVE a lot of lines out there right now. Mostly, however, I like the bright colors... so stuff like Sassafrass Lass, My Little Shoebox, Collage Press, Bo Bunny, Bella Blvd.,etc.

Favorite Scrapbook Supply: Paper and adhesive because they are the backbone to a project, don't you think? ;)

Focus of your scrapbooking projects:
I would have to say my dogs. I don't have kids to scrap, so I'm usually taking pictures of my family and friends, and of course, my two little furbabies. They make my layouts look good. hahaha.

Where to contact me: At my blog...

Other: I'm still so excited that I'm part of this awesome design team. It is really an honor that I get to work with such amazing and talented gals.

Oh, and make sure to comment in the previous post to be entered into the drawing!


Monday, October 26, 2009

Manufacturer Monday

Happy Monday! Today we are spotlighting Pink Paislee...well actually you have been seeing fun layouts and cards from them all month. For the October add on kit we have been using the Twilight Collection from Pink Paislee...

I hope everyone is getting ready for a SPOOK-tacular Halloween. Today we are giving away an October add-on kit. Please leave a comment so you can enter in the drawing. Winner will be announced on Friday.

Here is some more inspiration created by Kristie using the kit.

Have a great day! Mimi

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Fab-BOO-lous Friday!

Yeah, it's Friday...I've been unpacking and putting together the November kit. I released a clue on FB yesterday and here's another clue for the add on kit:

Here is another layout using the October add on kit featuring Pink Paislee. I did use a couple of extra items not included in the kit. The spider was covered in Black Stickles to give it a little more pop. Also, the tag is stamped using Technique Tuesday stamps from Ali Edwards and the Main Street mini alphabets. Everything else was included in the kit.

Have a Fab-Boo-lous Friday and weekend!


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

I can see clearly now

it techniques thursday!!
So lets talk about how to dress up those clear embellishments.
here are several ways.....
alcohol ink, glossy accents and glitter, embossing powders, back them with patterned paper, draw on them with permanant marker,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, I could go on and on and on ,,, but here are a few examples to get you started,,,,,,, and I would LOVE for you to share your work!!
have fun, Kristie

Whatever Wednesday - I Got Sketchy!

Here is my take on Julie's sketch this month (click on the layout for a better look). I too used the Alphabet Soup Kit and am loving this line by Jillibean Soup. This is my daughter Emma on her graduation day from preschool. I even hand journaled a bit on this! She is quite the little reader (even when she was in preschool) so I wanted to do a page to document this. I used the top part of the Read card from Jenni Bowlin and also cut out the "e" from the papers to add additional emphasis on her name and her reading skills.

We would love to see what project you make with this sketch! Don't forget to enter it in the sketch challenge, as you could win some fun Jillibean Soup product. You can find the original blog post here.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Team Member Tuesday!

Meet Mimi Davis...

Hi Everyone! I'm Mimi. And I'm the owner of That Scrappy Girl. I started the business a little over 1 year ago. Originally, my motivation in starting the company was to find a way to stay home with my children while I could still generate an income. Two years ago I attended an event called the Big Dream Gathering here in Des Moines, IA. The intent of the gathering was to get your dreams on paper. Well, I had two dreams. One was to stay home with my children and the other was to have my own business. Well as of Friday October 16th I am officially a stay at home mom and of course as you know...I own my own business.

My original business model was to create scrapbooks for others and get paid to do something I absolutely love. It has since grown to an online store, a kit of the month club, local workshops, vendor faires and a Fabulous Design Team. I started scrapbooking over 10 years ago. I am definately a traditional scrapbooker and have yet to cross over to the digital world of scrapbooking.

My personal style of scrapbooking is on the minimal side. I almost always create 12" x 12" pages and my favorite subject for scrapbooking is my kids. I have a 13 year old daughter and 3 year old twins. Currenlty my 2 favorite scrapbook lines is October Afternoon and Jillibean Soup. They are both so fun and unique...I just love them both.

Thanks again for following! Happy Tuesday.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Technique Tuesday Winner!

Congratulations to Tami...she's the winner of the Technique Tuesday fabric tiles. Tami email your snail mail to That Scrappy Girl for your prize. Thanks for following us.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Manufacturer Monday: October Afternoon

Today's spotlight is October Afternoon!

That Scrappy Girl carries their products, so head on over to the store to see what's in stock! Make sure to check out some of the Night Light collection in our store. There's some FUN stuff in there to get you started on a project.

...and for inspiration, here are some images taken from the October Afternoon blog for your viewing pleasure:

If you've got layouts or projects using up some of their CUTE products, link us to your creation. We'd love to see what creative juices you've got flowing. :)


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Fa-BOO-licious Friday

Hi, everyone! It's me, Sarah.

Hope you all had a fa-BOO-licious week thus far. Halloween is slowly approaching -- have you finished decorating yet?!

Anyway, I just wanted to share some photos of my trip to the the "pumpkin capital of the world", Half Moon Bay, California. Hopefully, this will inspire you to go out and pick out some pumpkins!

Create Your Own

What'd you all think of those pumpkins?!

Anyway, since we are on the topic of Halloween... I also wanted to share a layout I created with the oh so cute October add on kit. If you haven't already, make sure to pick one of these up to add to your stash. You'll totally LOVE it.

Happy Friday! ...and wishing everyone a delightful weekend!


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Whatever Wednesday.....

I decided to show you a cool way to make a masked background.I hope you like it!
I wanted to make a "sun rays" background for this photo of my daughter, so heres what I did(now I am not sure if the photos came out in the proper order, so bear with me please!)
cardstock,masking tape(or painters tape),pearl ex (or perfect pearls), distress reinker, mini mister,
Step one:mark out your design with a pencil, then tape it off(but first stick the tape to your shirt and pull it off so its not too stickyit will tear your paper).
step two:mix your spray, I used distress ink in mustard seed, about six drops, pearl ex gold about three scoops scooped with the end of a popsicle stick ,,mixed in water in a mini mister.
step three:dry with heat gun
step four:gently peel off the tape
and walllll laaaaa you have a masked background!!!(pretty frikkin cool huh??)
finish up with some embellies and a little ribbon and you have a cool layout!
so leave me a comment and let me know what you think,, then go and give it a try! I would LOVE to see what you come up with!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Team Member Tuesday!

Hi everyone! I'm Jennifer Hansen and I'm uber excited to be on That Scrappy Girl's design team! A bit about me scrappy wise....I tend to have a fairly simple style, although I love dimension, bright colors and shiny stuff. What's weird is that my favorite projects in magazines and galleries tend to be the layered, detailed or shabby. I keep telling myself I'm going to start using this sewing machine contraption that I've had for years. I'm challenging myself to show some stitching on future That Scrappy Girl projects!

I had dabbled briefly in scrapbooking many years ago. Then one day I mentioned to my husband I'd like to try it again. So for my birthday he bought me a 12x12 album (that was the new size at the time) and a pack of cardstock. And well...the rest is history! The obsession began and he's been kicking himself ever since! Then I started to dabble in cards, altered projects, home decor, mini albums, just about anything I could stick some paper on.

Here is a "simple" Halloween card I made with the Boo To You October Mini Kit. I used the Pink Paislee Twilight papers (love that these papers are a touch vintagey but still with a lot of great color), added some sparkle with the brads and I used one of my favorite go-to techniques - fussy cutting. On this card I cut the 31 from the patterned paper and added some 3D dots behind it for dimension.
Don't forget to sign up for the Technique Tuesday giveaway and also enter a project in the October sketch challenge where you can win some Jillibean Soup goodies.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Manufacturer Monday

We had a great time at CKC in K.C. this weekend. We took a lot of classes and of course did a lot of scrapbooking. My favorite booth and classes this weekend were from Technique Tuesday. Darcy and the rest of the team were not only goofy and fun during the crops, but they were very helpful and educational.

Here's the skinny on ink...Not all inks are created equally and each ink does have a particular purpose for the job. A Pigment ink is permanent. You will get a crisp look when stamping with this ink, but beware, it can take some time to dry. Typically permanent ink is used for transparancies, altered projects, wood, metal, etc. The next type of ink is a Dye ink. This is going to be the most common for scrapbooking and cardmaking. Distress ink is for making a project looked aged and distressed. This is not the best type of ink for stamping. Chalk is extremely versatile. It gives you a large color variety and it is extremely easy to work with.

No matter what type of ink you use for your project it is always best to store your ink upside down. The ink will pool to the bottom and keep the pad wet and saturated.

Here is one of projects we made in class this weekend.

Leave a comment for your chance to win some Fabric Tiles from Technique Tuesday. The winner will be announced in Friday's blog post.

Happy Scrappin'


Friday, October 9, 2009

Fab-BOO-lous Friday!

Today I'm blogging from the CKC in Kansas City...Hanging out with the girls and taking some fun classes. Creating Keepsakes taught a fun class using hero arts stamps and believe it or not I had my first acrylic album class with SEI. I can't wait to finish both of those projects and get pictures added...I'll post the projects when I'm finished.
Well in the spirit of all things that go BOO, here is a fun card from Sarah using the October Add on Kit featuring Pink Paislee's Twilight Collection.

Also, thank you all for following us this week...the winner of the Scenic Route Family Time Rub-ons is Joy-n-Jesus...Please email us your snail mail address to receive your prize.

Happy Scrappin'


Thursday, October 8, 2009

Thrifty Thursday - Use Those Scraps

Hey everyone! It's me, Sarah, and today I want to share some ways to use up some of your scraps from the "was put away and forgotten" pile. Just by using up your scraps, you could save a ton of money rather than having to use up your newly purchased scrapping stash. Here's a couple of ideas on how to save money:

One layout. Two ways I saved myself money.

1. When you want to create a mat or border for your layout, just use your leftover strips of paper rather than using a whole block piece behind your picture. Adhere the leftover strips to the edges of your pictures. Little amounts of paper can go a LOOOOONG way. :)
See the green mat behind the picture on the left? Well, those are just cardstock strips that I had leftover from the October Kit. Go on and try it! It's a simple way to save paper. :)

2. When you want to have embellishments on your layouts, go to your scrap stash before heading to the store. ((GOLDEN RULE in scrapbooking: Don't throw your small paper scraps away!)) Save those scraps to be used to make your own embellishment!
See those flowers on the right? Those are all hand cut by yours truly. ;) From my scraps, I just cut out small circles and created layered for dimension. I then punched a hole in the middle and added a coordinating brad. Add a stem, and you've got yourself a cute little flower.

Thanks for reading, and hope I saved you a coin or two. :)


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

It's Whatever Wednesday!!

Welcome to Whatever Wednesdays at That Scrappy Girl!!  Each Wednesday we intend on inspiring you whether it be tips, techniques, or in today's case, a sketch.  Ready to be inspired? Check out the sketch below:


Here is a sample layout using this month's main kit full of Jillibean Soup goodness!!  


Your challenge - create your own layout based on the above sketch.  You do not need to buy or use a kit from That Scrappy Girl to enter - feel free to use your stash!!  Entries must be submitted by November 3rd.  One lucky winner will receive these AWESOME Jillibean Soup goodies in the mail:


How do you enter???  Just upload your layout to your blog or any online gallery.  Then copy the URL and past it in the Mister Linky link below.  Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Its Team member Tuesday!!!

Well its Tuesday, which means that I am supposed to chit chat a little about myself,,,,,,,

hmmmmm thats hard! I am so used to journaling about everyone else in the family, that talking about myself is a little bit of a challenge.I dont even have that many photos of myself, because I am always behind the camera,I am the one who takes the photos and documents the memories too.
My 9 year old Jared started asking me questions about myself the other day like my favorite color,favorite food, favorite movie, etc etc,, so this made me realize that
I dont have a lot of information documented about myself.So I have decided to try and change that,by making more layouts about me!

Now I will share a few tidbits with all of you about me,,,,,,,,,,,

I work full time as an open heart scrub nurse and am mother of four gorgeous kids,I have been married to my DH for 13 years and have been scrapping for about ten years.I love ink and distress and learning new tricks and techniques.
fave food,, duh! chocolate of course!
okay fave REAL food,,,ummmm steak and a baked potatoe!
fave color RED! love red! (and purple, and blue, and brown and yellow and,,,,,)
fave movie,,,,The princess bride ("as you wish princess buttercup")
fave scrap manufacturer.... seven gypsies,basic grey,GCD
fave scrappy tool,,, INK INK INK,
fave technique,, distress,, (umm did I mention ink yet?)and masking!

And keep in mind that any of these things could inspire a wonderful scrapbook page!

Soooooooooooo my challenge to you is to make a layout about yourself!Dont worry if you dont have a photo to go with it, just document something about you.
Here are a few that I have made about me,and one of them doesnt have a photo at all(and its still pretty cool!
Thanks for looking,

Monday, October 5, 2009

Manufacturer Monday: Scenic Route and a Giveaway!

That Scrappy Girl was saddened to hear that Scenic Route is closing their doors. Their products were always top notch, the papers were so easy to use and the chipboard embellishments and alphabets rocked! That Scrappy Girl is offering 40 percent off our remaining Scenic Route inventory. This includes a variety of stickers, chipboard and rub-ons.

How would you like to win some Scenic Route product? The Scenic Route Family Time Rub-ons are up for grabs. All you have to do is help us spread the word about That Scrappy Girl! There are a number of ways to enter. You should leave separate comments for each requirement below that you have completed. The winner will be announced this Friday, October 9th during the Fab Friday post.
· Become a blog follower.
· Become a Facebook Fan.
· Post about us on Facebook, your blog, any message board (where it is allowed). Each of these would be a separate entry into the drawing.
· Order from the store, subscribe to the kit club or purchase the add on. Each of these would be a separate entry into the drawing.
· Sign up for the newsletter. You can find the link on the website.

Here are a couple of Scenic Route projects I made this year. We would love to see your projects using anything by Scenic Route. You can link up in the comments, email or post to our “That Scrappy Girl” fan page on Facebook. You may find your creations featured on an upcoming blog post!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Fab Friday!

Today we bring you a page design from Julie Bonner. Julie created this Fab page using the Alphabet Soup Kit. Each main kit includes an EXCLUSIVE sketch created by Julie. The Alphabet Soup Kit features papers from Jillibean Soup, Bazzill Basics and many more.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Here We Go!

That Scrappy Girl is going scrap crazy! Recently the new members of our new Design Team were posted. We will be bringing you all sorts of new inspiration, challenges, techniques and everything scrappy.

Today officially begins our Kit of the Month club. Each month we will be offering a creative collection of new and trendy papers, cardstock and embellishments. Each Kit will also feature an exclusive skectch from Sketch Artist - Julie Bonner. A sample layout using that sketch will also be included. Additionally a mini kit will also be available. Layouts from the design team will be posted in the slideshow featured in this blog and our Flickr pool.

Feeling Chatty? That Scrappy Girl will also be featuring a Forum. We will be starting and posting new topics. Join the fun today!

Alphabet Soup Kit

October Add on Kit