Friday, December 31, 2010

End of another year!

So in keeping with New Year and New Resolutions I have decided to get a jump on organizing my scraproom.  Hubby has taken the kids to a "kid-friendly" event and I decided to finally put away all of the layouts that I have created through out this year.  I'm allocating 2 hours for this task...that's when they get back home, but first a quick blog post and a little funny!

"We're scrapbookers...that's imposibble!"
I typically scrapbook chronologically, but with the help of Lain Ehnman and her LOAD challenges, I was forced to scrapbook what I had available.  With that being said, I have officially counted 52 completed layouts.  These are all unique designs and not a one scraplifted.  And to toot my own horn one more time, all 52 layouts are completed with journaling which as many of you know is my biggest struggle.  So, on average I completed 1 layout a week...not too shabby!

So here's to another year.  Keep scrapbooking friends!  The design team and I have a lot of fun plans for the upcoming year, so stayed tuned!  Happy New Year. 


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Reflections of a year past!

The holidays are over and this is the time of year that I start reflecting on the past year.  I suffer from "ambitionitis" and  "my eyes are bigger than my stomach" disease.  So this year my resolutions are going to be a little different.  My resolutions are going to be more thought out and fewer.  I truly want to concentrate on doing a few well and actually making them a new habit as opposed to a huge list of resolutions.

So what exactly is a resolution?  According to Wikipedia: A New Year's resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to a project or the reforming of a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous. The name comes from the fact that these commitments normally go into effect on New Year's Day

Reflecting back I had to go back to a blog post to find my resolutions for could just imagine how well I did with those especially since I couldn't find the list...So let's see how I fared:

2010 Resolutions
10. I resolve to scrapbook more this year...especially with all my peeps.
Happily, I can say I did this. Off to a good start.
9. I will keep my scrapbook room organized this year.

Well, it's clean right now, so that counts right?
8. I am going to challenge myself to teach some scrapbooking classes this year
Didn't teach any classes, but I made a video.  WooHoot!
7. I am going to learn how to create at least 1 digital/hybrid scrapbooking page
I did one on trial and error, so I wouldn't call that learning.  Sorry digi girls, this just wasn't for me.
6. I will step out of the box and learn new techniques
I learned how to use COPIC markers and loving all that I can do with them.
5. Set a goal to attend CHA Summer - it's back in Chicago this year...YEAH!
Bummer.  Didn't make it this year.
4. Take more pictures of my kids and family
Wow, I really bombed this one!  Maybe I should try Project 365 this year.
3. Organize my photos on my hard drive
Yeah, I'll do that in 2011. Wink! Wink!
2. Sew more on my pages...especially using felt
Still need to work on this, but I am signed up for a beginning sewing class starting Jan. 10th
1. Pray that God continues to bless my business so I can be an inspiration to my family and others. 
Hands down, God has blessed my business this year.  The more time I make for Him, the more he blesses me and my business.
So 4 out of 10...Okay, all of you teachers out there I know what percentage that is; Next year is a new year right?
As I continue to work on my resolutions for 2011, I truly want to hear some of your resolutions, so PLEASE leave a comment.  P.S. They don't have to be scrapbooking related. 


Monday, December 20, 2010

Scrappin' with Scrappy Friend

Hello everyone! I am Mimi's (a.k.a. That Scrappy Girl) friend, Jamie (a.k.a. Scrappy Friend) and I will be posting on this blog starting after the new year every Saturday, so be sure to check back on Saturday's to Scrap with me.

For my first blog post I wanted to share with you a layout I did using the new Jillibean Soup Christmas Line - Chestnut Soup. How adorable is this line? I just love Jillibean Soup and I am always so excited to get my hands on their new lines. This layout was done in less than thirty minutes and was so much fun to do. It highlights Owen's (my son) first time making Christmas cutout cookies which is a tradition in my family. Owen was such a mess after we were done making the cookies, however; we had so much fun so it was worth the mess.

I enjoy mixing different patterns in my layouts, as you can see I did a bit of here. I made the "photo corners" by cutting a 2x2 square, cutting it diagonally, and then cutting a triangle out of each of the middles. It is a technique that I learned a few years ago and use from time to time when I want to highlight more of the patterned papers.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Jillibean Chestnut Soup page layout

Jillibean's Christmas "gift" Book

This cute little "gift" book is created with Jillibean Christmas, Chestnut Soup. I attached the ribbon from the back cover so it will wrap around and tie into a cute bow, Wrapping this book into a cute little gift. I made a folder to fit inside that holds each person's wish list and other Christmas list that I need. My other favorite piece in the album is the little snowman. I made him from layers of tissue paper that I ran through the snowflake embossing folder in the sizzix. He's so fluffy and cute.

Friday, December 3, 2010

"Lights, Camera, A C T I O N!"

I got this crazy notion that being a techno-savvy as I am, I can make a video of a tutorial.  Actually, my Dad got a new video camera a few months ago and has been BUGGING me to make a video.  Well, after M O N T H S of prodding, I finally agreed.  
So today, I am bringing you my FIRST ever video demo.  This is a fun little Christmas tag which my daughter Brittany designed {She's behind the camera too}. We are using the New Unity Stamps Co-Branded with Jillibean Soup.  
The video is a little long, so next time I'll speed it up.  I had to do some editing {it was actually 6 minutes longer} so if you miss something or have a question, just leave a comment of email me.  Hope you enjoy it.  Lights, camera, A C T I O N!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Ho-Ho-Ho Crop

Spend 12 fun hours cropping . Don't forget to wear your Christmas attire. There will be a special prize for most festive! Your fee includes food, snacks, drinks and fun page kit.
The Ho-Ho-Ho Crop will be held at 6937 Vista Drive in the Wedgewood Building in WDM, IA in the conference room.
Cost is $20. Seating is limited. Reserve your space today! 
Date: Dec. 11
Time: 10am - 10pm

Location: 6937 Vista Drive, Wedgewood Building (West side of the building)

Cost: $20

Lunch: Chicken Noodle Soup and Sandwhiches, chips, seasonal fruit.

Dinner: Chili with all of the fixins', salad and dessert

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Long Time No Post!

Shame on me! Here are a few cards I made recently using the Egg Drop Soup collection, some Alpha Beans and Cardstock stickers and some Kraft Card Bases all from Jillibean Soup. I'm going to get my scrap on this weekend at a 15 hour hopefully will have some more to share with you next week!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Just a little peeky,, I took papers from several different lines and made a pretty cute page,Just goes to show you that even scraps add up to awesome-ness (yes it is a word, in the book of kristie!) lolol

Friday, October 22, 2010

Hi Ya'll!!

hello there scrappy lovers! Kristie here> I have a little distressed page that i made to share with you!
I used some prima papers,and lots of plaid paint.I also used some fabric strips, and my sewing machine.I just wanted to show you that with a few supplies from the scrappygirl store and a little imagination, you can make some very nice pages.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Introducing Club Copic...

Introducing Club Copic...

Club Copic

Club Copic
is a new and exciting way to collect a full set of 36 Copic Sketch markers. That Scrappy Girl has partnered with Certified Copic Instructor Michelle Houghton to bring you the latest and greatest using Copic Markers. Each month, club members will receive a kit which will include 3 Co
pic Sketch markers, color instructions and enough materials to make a 12" x 12" layout and card. This LIVE interactive class will meet the 2nd Tuesday of the Month.
How Copic Club works:
  • Club members will meet once a month (2nd Tuesday of each month)
  • Each month, Certified Copic Instructor Michelle Houghton will teach new tips and techniques on how to use the Copic Sketch Markers
  • Club members will also receive color instructions of 2 projects: a 12" x 12" layout and card
  • Monthly club fees of $29.99 will be assessed on the 1st of the month to assure materials will arrive on time. You have the option to cancel any time. Just let us know before the next month's billing cycle.
  • After a period of 12 months, you will have received a full set of 36 Copic Sketch markers.
  • Copic Club members will have access to the forum to discuss and to ask questions about everything and anything about Copic.
A little about Copic Markers:
Copic Markers are the original line of high quality illustrating tools, used for decades by professionals around the world. They are preferred for Architectural design, product rendering, and other forms of Industrial design. They are also popular among the hobby industry for use with models, ceramics and similar projects. We are proud to bring you the highest quality, longest lasting, most versatile markers available anywhere. With over 300 colors, replaceable nibs and ink refills, you will never need to go any further than right here for all your marker needs. No other marker has as many unique features, accessories or color range. Here is what sets them apart:
  • Refillable ink and replaceable nibs- Never throw your markers or pens away.
  • 334 colors- They just added 12 more!
  • Guaranteed to not dry out for three years.
  • Copic Markers are Non-toxic.
  • Alcohol-based ink dries acid-free.
  • The COPIC Airbrush System works with COPIC markers.
  • Guaranteed color consistency
Copic Club will meet at: 2777 NW 157th Street | Clive, IA 50325 (this is a residence)
If you are out of the Des Moines Area, the kit club is still available and we will be posting videos as soon as possible.   Detailed Color photo instructions are included with each kit.

Register today! Space is Limited until we find a larger venue.

Friday, October 1, 2010

World Cardmaking Day 2010 and chance to win!!!

Tomorrow is World Cardmaking Day...

World Card Making Day is a holiday especially for card makers around the world to:

* Celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family
* Kick off (and get a head start on) the holiday card-making season

The first Saturday of each October, kicking off the holiday card-making season, the most popular time for creating and sharing handmade greetings.

The card-making community worldwide, including hobbyists, beginning card makers, manufacturers of card-making products, retail sellers of products, educators, and press are invited to come together to celebrate this holiday and creative passion.

It is a day to connect with fellow card makers both near and far, to applaud the creativity that powers the craft, and to provide an opportunity for card makers to connect and find resources that will empower, inspire, and encourage them in their card making.

What are you making?  We want to see.  Post links of your projects below and a chance to win a Basic Grey Card Kit....(card kit may vary from photo below)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

add a little trash and make it a treasure!

Hi all you scrappy girls!Kristie here, and I just wanted to show you what happens when you take some basic supplies from the scrappy girl store and add a little trash to make a treasure....... I took black cardstock, added some markers to make a grid, some paint splatters and painted "rings" which were made by dipping the paint lid into the paint and then "smooshing" it directly onto the paper. a peice of a pizza box and made a roagh and ready boy Layout. well ,, here take a look and lewt me know what you think......

Friday, September 10, 2010

Warehouse Sale TODAY!

Warehouse Sale Today and Tomorrow!  Friday 8-4 and Sat 8-2.  Everything must go to make room for new inventory.  Stop by 2777 NW 157th Street | Clive, IA 50325

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Registration Now Open!

Calling all Scrapbookers, Cardmakers and Crafters. Point of Grace Church is holding a fall scrapbook crop supporting the Student Ministries
for camp. Spend 12 hours of pure crafty fun October 23, from 9 am - 9 pm. Bring a friend (or two or three or four). $40 includes lunch, dinner, snack and beverages. A variety of vendors will be on-site offering scrapbooking supplies as well as gift items and services. Space is Limited
Got questions or want to volunteer? Contact Mimi Davis at 515.778.5537 or
Space is Limited - REGISTER TODAY

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

October Afternoon's Fly A Kite

Here are a few cards I made using October Afternoon's Fly A Kite collection. I love that the colors are not gender specific. I used papers, rubons, stickers, even some of the packaging! If you want to pick up some Fly A Kite, you can find some in That Scrappy Girl's store. It's storming outside so I'd better get of the computer, so this will be a short post tonight.

Monday, August 16, 2010

I Can't Help Myself...

Sorry I keep sharing Echo Park cards. I just can't help myself...totally love the colors and style of their papers. I once again used their Sweet Summertime collection available at That Scrappy Girl. I promise next time I post you get to see some Sassafras Lass or Jillibean Soup!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Some More Echo Park Cards

Here are a couple more cards I made recently using Sweet Summertime by Echo Park. (The only extras are a Hambly rubon and a K and Company stickers). I love bright colors so this is one of my favorite collections so far this year. You receive papers and matching stickers in this collection pack. That Scrappy Girl has the paper pack on sale for $10 in the store so be sure to pick one up for yourself!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Copic Craziness!

I know some of you gals are simply Copic Crazy.  Well I am here to tell you that I have joined the whole LOT of you.  For years I have been collecting acrylic stamps and never making cards or using them on my layouts...I know, I know...I'm nuts right.  So lately, I have been forcing myself {or rather the economy has been forcing me} to make my own cards.  And so I have been just doing that.  STILL not using my stamps...Geez!  Inspired again by those fabulous Unity Stamp gals.{interject favorite catch phrase: SO STINKIN" CUTE} I have gotten out my stamps.

But wait
, there's more!  These cards are just amazing and mine, well are a little less than amazing.  In walks Copic Markers.  Okay, Okay so I am behind the times, but better late than never right.

In spirit of CHA we have
COPIC sketch markers on S A L E!  Over $50 OFF ladies.  Move over Obama, now this is my stimulus kind of package.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Some More Fussycutting

I sometimes feel like a one trick pony, but I just love patterned papers where I can cut the patterns/pictures out. Sassafras Lass's Nerdy Bird papers are great for this. The flowers are from patterned paper and the "grass" and sun are stickers. The sun had longer rays, but I cut them down to fit on the card. I also find myself having my embellies hang off the edge of cards lately too. This card I made for a challenge at the CKC crop. We had to use something from out goodie bag (I chose the Queen and Co photo turns and the piece of white cardstock) It didn't get the love, but I still like it anyway!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Happy Days!

The design team and I have had such fun creating with the new Echo Park Paper Summertime Collection. The 12" x 12" collection pack includes 12 sheets of double sided paper.  These are all Unique Individual designs.  1 sheet of Element Stickers and 1 sheet of Alpha Stickers. I have made a layout and 2 cards and still plenty of supplies to create additional projects.  The retail price of the collection pack is $13.99 but is now on sale for $10.00.  Hurry soon! At this price they are sure to be gone quickly. 

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Some Echo Park Cards

Weren't Sarah's Echo Park layouts awesome? I'm more of a card girl, so here's my stab at the new Echo Park collection Sweet Summertime. I made these this weekend at the CKC crop in Des Moines. I went with Mimi (That Scrappy Girl) and some of her scrappy friends. I took a few classes, did a little shopping and even a little cropping! Be sure to stop over at That Scrappy Girl's store and pick up this paper pack before it's gone. I'm guessing it won't last long!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Did you hear that....?

Echo. Echoooo. Echooooooooooo.

Well, if you haven't heard about Echo Park Paper, then you are totally missing some cute stuff! When I sat down to design with these papers, I had such a blast. The paper pack comes with more than enough paper to design a handful of projects; it also has two 12x12 sheets of stickers that coordinates flawlessly with the patterned papers.

Here are a couple of layouts that I created using the latest from Echo Park Paper:

Don't you just love the brightness and fun to these products?! It works so well for all of those summer photos you have been taking these past couple of months. ;)

Remember that these products are now available to buy. Click here to see this awesome deal.


Friday, July 2, 2010

365 Degrees... of awesomeness!

Hi, everyone! Sarah, here. It's been a while since I last posted on the blog, but I'm back to bring you more inspiration than ever.

The store is now carrying some of the latest from Pink Paislee, 365 Degrees. Not only are the patterns on these papers GORGEOUS, but they are so versatile. ...and I promise, they'll work on any project you have planned.

Here are a couple of layouts that I completed with this awesome new line:

The color scheme to these papers are fairly close to primary colors, which make it really easy to use them. As you can see from my two pages above, I used these papers to finish two different layouts -- one all about me and another one about my trip to Arizona. Even though they're completely separate topics to scrap about, these papers work on either project. That's versatility at its finest, don't you think?! :) if you are looking for paper that will work for any project, make sure to pick up some 365 Degrees from Pink Paislee. It truly is awesome.

Until next time,

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hijacking the blog!

Hi everyone!  I'm Brittany and I'm hijacking mom's blog...hee!hee!  I'm 13 almost 14 and next year I'll be a freshman in high school.  Whoo! Hoo!  I'm home on summer break and I'm trying to find ways to annoy my mom. LOL!  Just don't tell her; she'll probably give me extra chores around the house.  Ugh!  Anyway, here's a pic of me:
I have an even cuter boyfriend who is my best friend.  Here's a pic of us: Aren't we soooo cute!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I saw mom looking at a SUPER cute website over the weekend and I saw that she ordered some new stuff.  Here's a sneak peak of what she ordered:

Unity Stamp Company:

Aren't this just adorable?  There's more on the website, so be sure to hop on over there.

OMG! I'd better go clean my room before mom get's back. 

Happy Monday! Oh! I almost forgot...I added some music.  You likey?  Geez mom, get with the times.