Friday, January 29, 2010

Chatterbox - Together Collection

My favorite piece of the Chatterbox Together collection is definitely the felt stickers. I think I've used almost everyone one of them up. Here are some different projects using papers and stickers that can be found over at That Scrappy Girl's store. And remember you can save 25 percent off your order by entering 2K10 at checkout!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

yet another use for your scrap stash

You know how sometimes you look at something , and the peices just click into place? Well, that happened to me when I saw this desk at a yard sale. I offered the lady $30.00 for the desk , and she said, "what are you crazy?, you can have that thing, it is a peice of junk"
So I carried it out feeling like I had won the lottery!And I took it home, sanded it down, painted it white, then mixed some timholtz distress ink in "peeled paint", with some water and some pearl ex pigments.I sponged that on , then used modge podge to stick the patterned paper onto the desk, then another layer overtop to seal it.
And I just LOVE my modge podge desk! what do you think?
So I was thinking that some of those "ta da" papers would look really cute on a desk or a dresser for a kids room, or craft room.
here are some links so you can see what you think
I also really like the chatterbox line artsy.licious and think it would look beautiful on some furniture!here is a link to that one in the store.
go have a peek.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Valentine Card Kit!

The Valentine Card Kits are now available for preorder and will begin shipping mid-week.
The kit includes color instructions for 8 cards & envelopes. You will have enough product for additional cards.

Here are a sample of the cards included in the kit. Hope you enjoy! Mimi

Friday, January 22, 2010

Organize Scraproom - DONE!

Last night was a late night, but I finished organizing my personal stash of supplies. I used some products from Cropper Hopper (they figured this stuff out, so who am I to argue).

I used the Cropper Hopper Binder for all of my loose stamps (definately worth the investment). Next I put all of my stickers/embellishments in the expandable folder which I sorted by theme: boy, girl, school, sports etc. I like Brianna's comment about the using clothes pins for the ribbon, however, I simply sorted my ribbon by solid and patterned. I then used ziploc bags. This way I could throw them easily into my crop bag. Buttons and brads each received a container (compartment sytle) which I then sorted by color.

My NEW favorite organization products are the 3" x 3" embellishment bags. These are so versitile and they come on a ring. Super easy to display, throw in your crop bag or just grab so you are constantly inspired. I put my most current items in there so I would make sure to use them.

Here are the remaining pictures of my room. This week's winner is Michelle*G. Please send me your mailing address for your goodies.

Thanks for playing and enjoy the rest of the day! Mimi

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Keeping those New Year's Resolutions?

Well it's mid January and by this time I have usually given up on my resolutions. Well, not this year. This year I am going to stick to them and since I have them written down for all of the world to see, I can't really get away with not keeping them this year. So I'm working down my list and #10 is off to a good start. This week I am working on #9 Organizing my scraproom. Yes, I am extremely fortunate to have a scraproom, but it does double as my "warehouse" and office. I keep the product for the business separate from my own personal stash...if I didn't, my accountant would shoot me. So now that inventory is finished, the "warehouse" is organized. Here are a couple of pics:

I have a flexible shelf system which allows me to adjust the height of the shelves to suit my needs. I keep all of the cardstock in Cropper Hopper paper organizers. I then hang the Bazzill swatches off of each container for easy reference. The cream and brown baskets are labeled to hold various items of product such as adhesives, ABC's, ribbon, chipboard, etc. The clear stackable containers are organized by manufacturer and then by product line. So for example: all of the Cosmo Cricket is on one shelf and then organized by collection such as Nutmeg, Lil Man, Girl Friday...etc. Lastly, the bottom section is for mailing...boxes, packing paper, tape, clear bags and tissue paper.

Now you will notice that I have not shared the other half of the scraproom. That was intentional. It's still a mess and a project in process. Now that the business side of things is organized I am moving on to my personal stash. This I am convinced is going to be more cumbersome and time consuming. I did sort, organize and file my scraps today. Once I got that done and checked off my list, I then realized I neglected to take pictures. But here's what I did:

Scraps Organization:

Accordian style file. You can find these at Target or your local office supply store.
Manilla file folders for each slot in file. Each folder contains a different color and is labeled.
White, off white, Pink, Red, Green, Orange, Purple, Brown, Grey, Black...certain you can organize even more by White solid, White Patterened, Pink Solid, Pink Patterened...Or have 2 accordian files, one for solid cardstock the other for patterened paper. I will probably try that one next year as my accordian tends to fill up fairly quickly.

Then Sort by color and file away. Pretty simple. Then when I head to crops I take the File folder with me and add to it after I am done cropping.

My next project for this week is going to be to organize my embellishments. This is going to take me some time, so I'm hoping to be done by the end of the week so I can post some pictures.
Here's what I'm starting with:

Leave a comment about your favorite organization tip...there may be some goodies in it for you...You'll have to check back on Friday to see!
Happy Scrappin'

Monday, January 18, 2010

Crate Paper's North Pole Collection

*This will be featured in the Nov/Dec 2010 issue of Creating Keepsakes*

Here is a layout (click on the picture for a better view) about a silly Christmas Eve tradition on my husband's side...Krusty Klaus! My father-in-law dresses up in a moth eaten Santa suit, dirty work boots, goggles and other krusty stuff and brings gag gifts to everyone. My daughter called him Silly Santa and figured out last year it was Grandpa. My son who is two years older still couldn't figure it out, until she pointed out her observances - Grandpa disappears when he comes, sounds like Grandpa etc. They told me that they know this isn't the real Santa, so we still have two believers at our house! I made this with Crate Paper's North Pole Collection which is available in That Scrappy Girl's store.

scrappy scrappin.....

Sometimes you just gotta use the last bit of papers that you have from your favorite line of scrappy stuff!
and that is how I felt with the nutmeg collection, I loved it so much that I just had to come up with a way to use just a little more... that is how I came up with this card, which was inspired from a fellow scrapbooker. Anyway,this card was made completely from scraps. It was great to pull out the punches which made this card pretty fast to create. What do you have in your stash?

Friday, January 15, 2010

Cosmo Cricket Sneak Peak!

Cosmo Cricket is one of our favorite lines here at That Scrappy Girl. They have recently posted their sneak peak for the newest products to be revealed later this month at CHA in Anaheim. They are also offering a contest in which individuals and retailers can win some of their new goodies!

Please head over to their blog and tell them how much you love That Scrappy Girl. We needy some Material Girl, Joy Ride and Garden Variety...The new buttons are so stinkin' cute. Gotta have some of those. The winner will be announced on Monday, so please leave a comment. Here's the link and a sample layout featuring the new Material Girl Line: Cosmo Cricket Blog

Have a great weekend!

October Afternoon Road Map

Road Map has been one of my favorite October Afternoon Collections. I thought it was perfect with some pictures from my "Girls Trip to Vegas" last spring. My two sisters, myself and my mom ventured out on our own - and I am happy to report we did not kill each other! This was even my mom's first time on a plane. We went to a Cirque show, had $1.00 margartias, saw a wax Hugh Hefner and the light show at Fremont Street among other fun things. I think most of us even made a few dollars!

There is still some Road Map available from That Scrappy Girl and right now everything in the store is 25 percent off - just enter 2K10 at checkout!!!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sketch Challenge Winner!

Thank you all for posting such great layouts to Julie's sketches. The winner of December's sketch is Carrie Butterwick. Please send me ( your email address so I can send you the Basic Grey card kit.

It saddens me to say that we are going to take a break from the Kit Club and the Sketch Challenges. The Kit Club was something new that I was trying and although we had a great Design Team, the Kit Club is not something that I can financially continue with at this time.

As far as the design team goes, Jennifer Hansen, Kristie Taylor and I will continue to bring you inspiration. I want to personally thank all of the design team members for all the gorgeous layouts, incredible posts and all of the suggestions and support they offered me in this new endeavor.

I hope someday that I can offer kits again and bring back some of our design team gals who had to leave us.

Happy Scrappin'

Monday, January 11, 2010


The New Year is that time of the year to start fresh, make new resolutions, organize that dreaded space or simply making changes in your life. Well, this year is not going to be any different. While I have yet to "Decide" on my personal New Year's Resolutions, I do have some "More Important" Resolutions that I am going to challenge myself to keep this year. Here's my 10 resolutions for 2K10 (get it...10 for 2K10...I couldn't resist.)

10. I resolve to scrapbook more this year...especially with all my peeps.
9. I will keep my scrapbook room organized this year.
8. I am going to challenge myself to teach some scrapbooking classes this year
7. I am going to learn how to create at least 1 digital/hybrid scrapbooking page
6. I will step out of the box and learn new techniques
5. Set a goal to attend CHA Summer - it's back in Chicago this year...YEAH!
4. Take more pictures of my kids and family
3. Organize my photos on my hard drive
2. Sew more on my pages...especially using felt
1. Pray that God continues to bless my business so I can be an inspiration to my family and others.

One of the classes I'm teaching this quarter is a Valentine's card class. Usually Jen is the one creating all of the wonderful cards, but as I'm "going out of the box" I thought I would try my hand at teaching.

Here is a sample of one of cards I made with for the class. I used the Together line from Chatterbox along with some SRM Stickers.

Happy Scrappin'

Friday, January 8, 2010

frugal friday

Hi all , Kristie here,,,
just thought I would show you a way to save a little dough in the new year.
we all have scraps right , well I learned how to make a cute embellishment out of scraps..... here is a cute little flower made with ribbon scraps

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Inventory Sale!

Take advantage of our inventory sale now through Jan. 31st. Receive 25% off your ENTIRE online order. Sale does not apply to workshops, classes or custom services. Enter coupon code: 2K10 when you checkout.

We wll be finishing up inventory through the end of this week. After we are all finished, we will resume with our blog posts.

Thanks for following!


Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Sorry for the late internet for the last two days! Ugh! Of all days for the Qwest to take a vacation. Thank you all for such a wonderful year and the AMAZING comments this week. The winner of this week's challenge is Shopgirlaudi. Please email your mailing address to so I can send you your prize.

Happy New Year and Happy Scrappin'