Thursday, March 31, 2011

More Birthday Fun Please!

 I had so much fun at the birthday crop last weekend I can hardly stand it! I wish we were doing it again this weekend. It was so fun to see all my fellow scrapbookers and spend some time with the scrap pack. I want to personally thank Mimi - a.k.a. That Scrappy Girl for hosting such a great event. It really was a wonderful day.

I am so happy to be able to share with you a layout I worked on at the crop. I am not sure if you have had a chance to see the new Spotted Owl Soup paper line by Jillibean Soup, but if you haven't you need to get your hands on it now. It is adorable! I am so excited about this fun line that I had to share this layout with you, even before I get my title and journaling down. I know...kind of backwards, but that is just me! I hope you like it as much as I do. Enjoy!

BTW-the adorable little boy in the picture is my nephew Sam celebrating his first birthday. I am just in love with this kid. He is the best to photograph and he actually lets me!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A little Mustard with that?

I wanted to share the make-n-take project we made at the Birthday crop this past weekend.  As you know Jillibean Soup sponsored our make-n-take project.  It was so fun and super cute {Okay, I really wanted to say So Stinkin' Cute, but then I would get harrassed for always using that phrase} but I can't help it...It was SO STINKIN' CUTE

This card features the new Dutch Mustard Soup line which you can find in the store.  The Sending You Sunshine is a clear stamp from their Sentiments collection and there is only 1 set left in the store.

A great way to get an entire collection of papers in a small package is the new 6" x "6 paper pads.  These pads of paper feature 24 sheets of paper | 3 sheets of each pattern.  Great for cards, altered projects and scrapbook pages.


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Egg Drop Soup

I love the bright colors of Jillibean Soup's Egg Drop collection. When putting together this layout about our rainy 4th of July parade, I immediately thought - umbrellas! On this layout I cut the umbrellas from Egg Yolk and then used brads to give them some dimension. I also added pop dots behind some for additional oomph as well. I also used the green checked backside of Eggs. I used the coordinating journaling stickers to add the date and city and made my title with the Poached Pink alpha stickers.

A little story behind the layout. I am from a teeny tiny town in Southwest Iowa (Exira) and the biggest thing that happens all year is the 4th of July parade and activities. Thousands of people show up and it's the one time of year we have a traffic jam (there are no stoplights). This year it rained most of the weekend - bleh!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Birthday Crop Fun!

A big THANK YOU to everyone who came out on Saturday and joined us for the Birthday Crop.  The Evaluations are in and the overwhelming response was A+.  Thank you for all the feedback and comments and I look forward to making next's year Birthday crop even better.

Another BIG Thank You to Easter Seals for letting us use their Camp Sunnyside lodge for the crop.  Our Grand Prize drawing proceeds raised $290 for the camp.

Here are some pics of our fun day. 

                                                          Jillibean Soup Make-N-Take
                                                       Jen Harkin - Jillibean Soup DT member
That Scrappy Girl

                                                   Grand Prize and Door Prize Table
                                                             Grand Prize Winner Dawn Kilby

Thanks again for such a successful Crop.  I look forward to many more.


Friday, March 25, 2011

T minus...Countdown

Late post today!  I have been a busy bee getting ready for the BIG BIRTHDAY CROP tomorrow.  Everything is ready and it's time for this birthday gal to get some rest before the big day.

Thanks to ALL my manufacturers for donating prizes and gifts.  Jillibean Soup went way above and beyond.  Also received a HUGE box today from Cosmo Cricket.  These goodie bags are FANTASTIC.  Your generosity truly touches my heart.  Thanks to Jillibean Soup, Maya Road, Cosmo Cricket, Notions Marketing, Pink Paislee and Unity Stamps!  I couldn't do this with your support.

Here a cute little pick of my slave labor helpers putting together the candy bags. Two little nuggets are the twins.  Gal in the middle is Bre super woman helper.


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Oh Me, Oh Maya!

Happy Thursday everyone!  If you are just tuning in this week, you will quickly realize all of the BUZZ and EXCITEMENT about the Birthday Crop coming up this weekend!  And the Prizes just keep on coming. 

I received a box from MAYA ROAD today! and they are so Yummy!  I wish I was scrapping this weekend so I can win a prize!

Anyway, make sure you send Maya Road some Birthday Love on their Facebook page. Stay Tuned for tomorrow.  More boxes are coming in tomorrow.


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Who Loves PINK? Pink Paislee that is!

What's Pink, Yellow and Glitter's all over?  The Fun Prizes from PINK PAISLEE.

Barry from Pink Paislee HOOKED us up for our Birthday crop.  EVERYONE gets a Pink Paislee Prize.  WooHoo! We also received the NEW line - Hometown Summer.  Such an Adorable line.  I can't wait to play.

Please make sure to stop by Pink Paislee on Facebook and Like them.  Be sure to tell them That Scrappy Girl sent you.

{{Hugs}} Mimi

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

UNITY Birthday Love!

Happy Tuesday Friends!  I'm taking over the blog post today and probably all week! I wanted to show you what came in the mail today. We got a BIG box of some UNITY LOVE today!  Unity Stamp Company is one of our Favorite Manufacturer's sponsoring prizes for the Birthday Crop.  If you are not a Facebook fan of Unity yet, well what the heck are you waiting for.  Like them {Angela is beyond a Rock Star} and tell them That Scrappy Girl sent you!  Stayed tuned for more fun announcements this week.

Thanks Angela!  We LOVE Unity!


Monday, March 21, 2011

Birthday LOVE!

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Bloggers and Facebook Fans we need to send some BIRTHDAY LOVE to Jillibean Soup today.  I opened my email today to find an INCREDIBLE email from Jill, owner of Jillibean Soup.  They are going to SPONSOR our make-n-take at our Birthday crop!  But that's NOT all...Guess who is TEACHING the make-n-take?  Jillibean Soup's Design Team member JENNIFER HARKIN!

Please, Please, Please LIKE their Facebook page and leave a comment.  Make sure to tell them you came over from That Scrappy Girl.


Mojo Monday # 12 - BUMP IT UP!

Happy Monday!  I hope everyone had a Great weekend!  I was able to spend  3 AMAZING days scrapbooking with some of my gal pals this weekend.  We had a great time and I was very inspired.

I have to give a shout out to my friends Dawn and Megan who inspired me for today's Mojo Monday.  All weekend Dawn kept calling herself  F L A T  (No, we're not talking about her CHEST size).  She was referring to her scrapbook pages, which in her opinion are too flat in dimension.  Now, don't get me wrong there is nothing wrong with F L A T, but adding some dimension adds more visual interest to a page.

"BUMP IT UP" Add some dimension to your pages.  POP DOTS are your FRIEND.  Add a layer of GLIMMER MIST to your base page before you start laying down your pictures.  BUTTONS are great for adding dimension.  FLOWERS, BRADS, FABRIC...Let your IMAGINATION go WILD!


Friday, March 18, 2011

"They Say it's your BIRTHDAY!" - WINNER

Thank you EVERYONE for all of the GREAT Birthday wishes!  I wish I was truly 3 again instead of 40 something. 

Random Winner: Connie

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2011-03-18 14:21:18 UTC

Please send me your snail mail address and I will send you some new goodies from Jillibean Soup's Spotted Owl Collection
<em>Spotted Owl Soup</em> 6X6 Paper Pad (<em>Jillibean Soup</em>)

Here's a fun layout I whipped up using Jillibean's Spotted owl and Unity Stamps

Have a great weekend! 


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Summer is Around the Corner!

Oh how I wish summer was here! The weather is warming up here in Iowa slowly but surely and it put me in the mood to scrapbook about summer.

I absolutely love how this craft allows me to transform into another place and be creative. I go into my scrapbook room sometimes feeling grouchy or stressed and then after spending some time scrapbooking - something I love - I feel so much better. I love the fact that That Scrappy Girl offers so many adorable products from me to choose from helping my creative process. The paper line I used in this LO is by October Afternoon - Fly A Kite and is the perfect spring/summer paper pack.

This LO has photos of the first summer that Owen was really able to get outside and play in his pool. His cousin Cole and him had so much fun going up and down the slide and back out and around the pool again. Adorable to watch them in their little swim diapers. I hope that this LO inspires you to do something fun and creative!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

"They Say it's your BIRTHDAY!"

Yippee for me!  Today, I'm 3.  Today marks the 3rd year for That Scrappy Girl.  I want to thank all of our friends for the support over these past 3 years.  I could not have kept the business going with out all of you.

We are on a great start this year and I have been fortunate to be inspired by some wonderful people.  I want to hear from you though.  Please let me know what you would like to see this next year.  More videos, More techniques, more organizational tips, more layouts...we want to know, but you have to leave a comment.

So, what do you get on birthdays?  Presents!  Leave a comment and a random winner will be chosen on Friday. 

Here are some fun little cards I made over the weekend.  Enjoy!

Jillibean Chilled Strawberry and Unity Sweetest Day
Jillibean Soup Chilled Strawberry and Unity Vintage Banner
Jillibean Soup Spotted Owl, Unity by Jillibean Spotted Owl, Copic Markers


Saturday, March 12, 2011

playing with basic grey

I just love basic grey papers, I havent seen one line yet that I didnt like.And this one is so pretty with its delicate flowers it makes me think of spring.And let me tell you, I am READY for spring!So I found these photos of my daughter takena few years ago in the NC mountains, and they look perfect with these papers!I used some light misting on the background, (by mixing some reinker,water and perfect pearls into a mister bottle and shake.)I used some strips of paper all twirled up to add some dimension.I then put a layer of glitter pen all of the letters and flowers.Well do ya like it??

Monday, March 7, 2011

Mojo Monday #10

Happy Monday everyone!  The groundhog was wrong in Iowa, because today it started SNOWING again.  I don't mind snow days oh so much today.  Sometimes snowdays are a perfect excuse to stay in and get some projects around the house.  My big project today is to finish moving my office and putting together some shelving.  So, if I don't answer the phone or return emails right away, I promise, I'm okay...probably just burried under shelves, paper, or adhesives! 

Today's Mojo Monday has two challenges which I incorporated into my layout.  I stamped Unity's new Sweetest Day co-branded stamp on adhesive felt which I then colored with Copic Markers.  My second challenge was scrapbooking about something very personal and painful to me.  I almost didn't scrapbook the layout because it brought tears to my eyes, but actually scrapbooking the picture helped me work through some emotions that I have been bottling up inside. 

I want to encourage you to go "Out of the Box" and scrapbook on materials that you may not have thought to use in a layout and of course, we scrapbook to record memories, good or bad.  Get out those pictures that may be somewhat painful and glorify them through your craft.

Missing You
Jillibean Soup - Chilled Strawberry Soup

Unity Stamp - Sweetest Day
Co-Branded with Jillibean Soup


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Happiest Place on Earth

I am sorry that my post is so late this week. It has been a whirlwind of activity the past two weeks and I haven't had a chance to slow down. The past few weeks have had a lot of ups and downs. So for this post I wanted to post these two layouts that I recently did with the Basic Grey Line Lime Rickey. I just love this line, it immediately speaks happiness and joy. These papers were the perfect choice for these layouts, as these photos are from our annual family trip to Adventureland. It was one of my favorite days of the year. If Disney is the happiest place on earth than Adventureland for me that day was a close second!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Moving Offices!

Yeah, I'm back!  The internet has been down ALL week since I have moved my office and studio.  Wow, it's amazing how connected we all are and how dang SMALL the screen on my phone really is.  I really need to keep better track of my glasses or maybe I can talk my DH into an iPad for my Birthday!  Hint! Hint!

I have some projects to finish up and then I will be back to my creative little self; So stay tuned this weekend for CATCH UP MOJO weekend!

We also have A TON of new Product in and the website will be updated as soon as humanly possible.  In the mean time, here is a sneak of what has arrived:

Veronica Zalis

Chilled Strawberry from Jillibean Soup
{{this card "borrowed" from the Jillibean Soup blog.  Card created by Veronica Zalis}}