Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Well this is the last day of 2009! I am sad and excited at the same time. 2010 will be bringing me LOTS of new endeavors. I hope that you will have a safe and fun end to your 2009 and that you will start your 2010 off with a bang!

In the forum for the question of the day I suggested everyone answer with at least one thing they are very proud of themselves for accomplishing. If you want to list it here please do!

I am most proud of myself for staying with a workout routine. This routine did not loose me a single pound but it prevented any extra pounds from finding me in 09. (I don't diet so if I don't workout I just expand) This is a goal I want to continue in 2010 as I also hope to get back down to my fit self. It is my desire that baby steps will get me there.

I hope you will all find you way over to the forum as there will be lots of things going on over there. In mid January the Design Team and I will be hosting our first online crop. I will also be taking some custom style orders there, but there will be more info on that after CHA.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Reflections or Resolutions December Journaling Challenge

Hope you all had a great Christmas! 

It's the 28th & that means ES Challenge Day.  This month I thought a journaling challenge would fit the time of the year... as 2009 is winding down & the frenzy of the holidays is over I start reflecting on what happend during the year & my hopes & dreams for the next. 

Create a layout about YOU (no groaning allowed lol) then: REFLECT on the year past, share your RESOLUTIONS for the coming year or if you are feeling really ambitious do them both....

The design team are showcasing Webster's Pages or Graphics 45 papers in their takes on the challenge....

Here's mine... reflecting on the past.  You'll see a closeup of the journaling & linked supply list on my blog as you hop.

You have until Midnight Saturday, January 9th, 2010 to complete the challenge & leave a comment to this thread with a link to a photo of your project to be entered to win a gift certificate for the Everything Scrapp'n store.  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

There's lots of stuff happening in January.  We'll be having our fist online crop January 15th - 18th in the ES Forum with lots of prizes, we have a talented guest designer Tracy "traychic" Gregory, Monthly Bingo game in ES Forum, and of course our blog hopping giveaways on the 14th & 28th.  You know a month isn't complete without a sale - I'm sure Heather will be throwing on in for MLK holiday...

We're minus one of the design team today - Michelle has been sick with the flu for a week now. She'll be posting here later in the week when she's feeling better.

Now go get a dose of inspiration from the design team:

Have a great day!

Friday, December 25, 2009


Save 50% on your entire order by entering code halfprice at check out. So make sure you stop by the store!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Merry Christmas

I want to wish all my customers a Merry Christmas! I pray you all have a joyful, memorable and safe holiday.

This is a time for celebration the best gift ever given. Time for family and lots of food. Memories to be made and memories to be captured. See you after the holiday!


Friday, December 18, 2009


Mark your calendar - Tomorrow is 50% off your ENTIRE order at Everything Scrapp'n. YES 50% enter code Christmas at check out for this discount.

Can't take advantage of this sale? Thats ok. Day after Christmas you can use code halfprice to receive 50% off your entire order.

Merry Christmas

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Blog Hop WINNER!

This time I took every name off of every comment and put them in a bowl. I let my son pull and name. Sorry no pics. To dreary here to get good pics inside.

Congratulations TrayChic! Please email me your email address hgturner (at)

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


Sunday Afternoon 12/20/09 @ 1:30 I'll be pulling Bingo words. Stop by the ES Forum and pick out your words and email me your choices. Mark your calendar and play along with us on Sunday afternoon.

Prize to the first winner!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Design Team Blog Hop & Prize

Are you ready for Christmas?  This time of the year is so busy but I find it's also the time of year I am most creative.  The sights & smells are like "fuel" - I run out of time before ideas.  I love making gifts, cards, ornaments, & decorations. 

Just a reminder:  ES is looking for a January Guest Designer - send in your application today.  Here's the details:  Apply by emailing photos of your best layout and project to by December 14th to become our January Guest Design Team Member. Also, please provide your name, blog address, forums you frequent, and any special talents you think makes you sparkle.

Guest Designer spots are only open to those residing in the US. You would be required to create 2 layouts/projects due the 14th and 2 layouts/projects due the 28th using products from Everything Scrappn. The layouts/projects due the 14th you are free to create whatever inspires you. I would love to see projects created for the current season or upcoming holidays. The layouts/projects due on the 28th will be an assigned project for a contest or challenge for our blog readers. You will receive $15 gift certificate, free shipping, and a discount for other personal shopping items you would like for the month.


Ok now for the hop.... The Everything Scrapp'n Designer Team has been creating some wonderful projects to inspire you so hop along with us.....

Leave a comment on each of the blogs to be sure you are entered in the drawing for the gift certificate to the ES store...

First stop is:  MICHELLE

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Guest Designer

Don't forget if you would like to be a guest designer it's time to apply! Check out the December Newsletter for the details and email your submission to

Deadline extended to December 14th midnight.


Friday, December 11, 2009

November WINNERS!

The winner of the November 28th gift wrap challenge is Katie! Congratulations. Love that cone.

The winner of the November photo a day (just pictures) is Michelle! Congratulations.

I did not see any entries for the photo a day completed album. If I missed them please add your link here.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

I have not forgotten


I have not forgotten that I need to pull winners for both the challenge from November 28th and the Photo a Day challenge. I have just had one thing after another and tomorrow I have to be out of town all day. Hopefully I will be able to pull them tomorrow afternoon or first thing Friday morning.

Now I'm off to pack those orders that came flooding in! You still have a little less than 3 hours to take advantage of the 50% off sale. Enter code Merry at check out.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Cupid IN

Cupid is being up loaded right now to the store!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Altered Art with papers

So I post this a time ago at my blog and would like to post some products that can help you active this look, that I've used from the store to do this altered breaksfast tray,that I will hang at my wall.
My base was using Pink Paislee North Pole Paper , with some acrylic ink around it.
Zva pearl flourish which by the way I could use in two projects. Wonderful Webster's paper Grow Dreams. Some die cut paper that I colored yellow. And of course some glimmer mist.
I did this project live at my show, you can see the recorded videos here.

Hope you got inspired !

December Photo a Day

Well I hope you enjoyed Novembers photo a day challenge. I also hope you will participate in the December Photo a Day Challenge.

Ok take a photo a day everyday for the month of December. Now I don't mean take a photo everyday of you dog, cat or kids. I mean think out side that box. Do you have a book your reading? A favorite pair of shoes a scarf, or even a scrapbooking project. This project was designed to stretch you photography skills. When you stretch those you will stretch those scrapbooking skills. Now I know that something will happen over the month that your kids or your pets do that you just have to get so you can have one of your kids and one of your pets in the mix but that's it!

I've done this project many times in the past. I have one that I'm actually scrapbooking 3 years after the fact. I love that I did it. I have pictures of some things that have since been torn up or moved on.

If you need inspiration check out the November Challenge. There are links!

Two ways to win a gift certificate:

$10.00 gift certificate to a random participant who adds a link to their 31 photo's for December by January 2nd midnight est time. (Here to this blog post)
$25.00 gift certificate to a random participant who adds a link to their 31 photo's scrapped for the month of December by January 6 th midnight est time. You do not have to do a page per picture but you can not have more that 7 pictures per page. (So a week per layout)

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

December Newsletter

Special Sales!

Christmas is my favorite holiday. So the best gift I can give you are sales, sales, sales! You will have 3 chances to save 50% off your entire order. You read right, 50%!
December 9th Code: Merry
December 19th Code: Christmas
December 26th Code: halfprice

Blog Happenings

Blog Hop, December 14th- Hop, Hop, Hop to all the Design Team Members' blogs revealing their new projects!

Journaling Challenge, December 28th- Check out the blog and there will be a challenge posted. Be prepared for some self-reflection, because this page will be all about you! You're a part of the family too and should be in those scrapbooks as well! Participate in the challenge for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to Everything Scrappn'.

The design team will be using Webster's Pages and Graphic 45 products for this challenge. Here's a peek below of some of the pretty items these companies have to offer. Feminine with a touch of retro whimsy for you to create with! View the entire lines of Webster's Pages and Graphic 45 in the shop.

December Photo-A-Day Challenge Contest: Did you enjoy last month's Photo-A-Day Challenge or did you miss out for whatever reason? Well let's do it again, this time with a twist! Pick a theme to document daily. What you eat for breakfast, your outfits for the month, something you read or watched on TV that day; get it?! Again, stay away from taking a million photos of your children and pets. Stay at home moms claiming there's nothing to take photos of? Think of all the snacks, bottles, and diapers that get made or changed. Leave a link to your photos on the December Photo-A-Day blog post. (To come tomorrow)

What's in it for you? Besides self satisfaction and a neat project you will have completed, there's also the chance to win two prices:
$10 gift certificate to Everything Scrappn' to the person that takes a picture everyday

$25 gift certificate to Everything Scrappn' to the person that scraps all the pictures for the month (min. 1 layout per week)

Congratulations to our past winners!
TrayChic won the October Sketch Challenge. Stace and Rebecca K. won our November Blog Hop! Great job ladies!

New Products!
Pink Paislee's valentine papers and embellishments are coming in soon to the Everything Scrappn' store. I have a feeling you're gonna love this! It's called Cupid, here's a sneak peek below:

Join our online community!

Have you joined the new forum? There is sure to be lots of creativity going on. Join & watch us grow.

Have you ever wanted to be a guest designer?
Here is your opportunity! Apply by emailing photos of your best layout and project to by December 13th to become our January Guest Design Team Member. Also, please provide your name, blog address, forums you frequent, and any special talents you think makes you sparkle.

Guest Designer spots are only open to those residing in the US. You would be required to create 2 layouts/projects due the 14th and 2 layouts/projects due the 28th using products from Everything Scrappn. The layouts/projects due the 14th you are free to create whatever inspires you. I would love to see projects created for the current season or upcoming holidays. The layouts/projects due on the 28th will be an assigned project for a contest or challenge for our blog readers. You will receive $15 gift certificate, free shipping, and a discount for other personal shopping items you would like for the month.

Merry Christmas! Enjoy your family, party with your friends, eat some great food and celebrate the holiday!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Photo a Day

Today is the last day of the A Photo A Day Contest I didn't really put a due date in that link so this is due tomorrow December 1st at Midnight. Add a link to this link for your chance at a $10.00 gift certificate.

If you scrapbooked all these photos you will need to post your link by December 6th!

Can't wait to see them!! I'm working on updating mine tonight (I hope).

Friday, November 27, 2009

November Challenge & Design Team Blog Hop

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Thursday is filled with family, friends & food then there is Friday... Who was crazy enough to do shopping in the early morning hours?  Here in Atlanta people were camped out for over 24 hours for some of the computer & tv deals.  Not me I was snuggled in bed fast asleep. 

This time of year is so busy & I think really brings out the creativity in us. Our challenge this month will help you get creative with your gift packaging & make that little something even more special because you made it with love.

Jana's is challenging us to package a present in a creative way. Presentation is the key to a great gift.   You can alter a box, make a gift card, think outside the box. 

Use whatever have on hand, fabric, scrapbook paper, Christmas wrapping paper, etc to make something ordinary extraordinary.  Maybe you need a quick gift for a friend, teacher or neighbor.  You could give some tea, candy, gift card etc.... 


Jana used this video tutorial to make her box if you'd like to make the same box - or browse the web to see what you can come up with.

The design team is showcasing the great Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co. line.  Here's the link to buy in the ES store.

We can't wait to see your creations.  Post a link with a comment here before Midnight EST December 6th & winner will be drawn from those participating.  Heather always has a great prize up her sleeve so enter.

1st Place

2nd Place

Have you signed up to join in the fun at the new ES forum?  Here's the link - join in & watch us grow.

Now off to see the rest of the design teams take on this challenge & other projects for the month. 

Have a fantastic weekend!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Thanksgiving SALE

Enter code Thanksgiving to get 30% off you entire order!


Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just wanted to hop on and say a great big HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Eat good! Enjoy your family! Keep taking those photo's

Friday, November 20, 2009

QOTD on the Forum

Why do you scrapbook? Do you scrapbook to preserve memories? Do you scrapbook for a creative outlet?

You can find this discussion over at the ES forum at

I began scrapbooking to preserve those 8 x 10's that came off the wall just 2 months after they were placed there. It has only been in the last three years that it has turned into a creative outlet as well as a way to preserve the memories.

Come on over to the forum and share or you can share here!


Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Forum Idea - Your Opinion Please

Please check out the forum I set up Everything Scrapp'n Forum

I know it is a busy site but I like that all the links are there. You can get to the blog & the store. There is a gallery. I'm hoping to be able to use this as a way to host weekend crops and possibly online classes and such. PLEASE pass it around to your friends as well and get me some feed back please : )


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

November 14th Design Team Work

Here's a slide show of all the lovely work that everyone did last week.  Wow Wow Wow is all I have to say... thanks ladies for the awesome creativity & inspiration!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Photo a Day Reminder

Don't forget those photos! I know the holidays are sneaking up and making it hard but one day you'll look back and be so glad you did this.

Updated the slide show. Mostly of the photo a day shots. I'm a little behind on the journal photo's ; }

I have to share this photo with you

I heard one of my children making noises. I ask loudly if they have the hiccups or if they are getting sick. Well my son answers back that he has the hiccups. Less than half an hour later I find him in the bathroom saying he didn't feel well. Well he continued with this for quite sometime. Quite a bit later as I walked down the hall I found this. You can tell I couldn't quit laughing and didn't want to get caught so the photo is a bit blurry but it is still priceless. This boy will never fail to make me laugh.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Blog Hop WINNER!

I took the weekend off. Friday evening after local orders had been delivered & picked up I spent the evening cooking and getting ready for my daughters horse show. Saturday was the horse show and she placed 1st in her english riding category, 3rd in her western category & 3rd in showmanship. I'm so proud of her! Needless to say by the end of it I was exhausted. I went to sleep at 8:30 saturday evening ; ) Today I had church and a Christmas photo shoot.

Well that being said I wasn't able to look at the blog hop until this afternoon after our photo shoot. DT you ladies out did yourself! I was blown away. Great mini albums, cards & projects.

Ok so your here for the WINNER!

Well 1st place goes to STACE (you can just call or email for a good time to get you your goodies)

2nd place goes to Rebecca Kvenvolden

(Please email me your address by Nov 18th so I can get your goodies out to you. )

Again Congratulations to Stace & Rebecca

Saturday, November 14, 2009


Hop to all the Design Team Members' blogs, and comment for a chance to win a prize pack including the new Basic Grey Indian Summer papers, Petaloo flowers with jewel centers, and a My Minds Eye rub-on. The second winner will receive three Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. (You just never know what blog we will draw from)

I've also attached the photos for you to use on your blog if you would rather do it that way.

Here's the order for the hop:

Everything Scrapp'n Blog
Suz **Note: I don't know if hers will be up today she has not been feeling well!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veteran's Day Sale

1st I want to say thank you to all the military persons who have served our country over the years and currently. I couldn't be sitting here on my couch running my business from home with out the freedom you protect for me everyday.

2nd If your looking to do some shopping today head on over to Everything Scrapp'n for 30% off your entire purchase with code Veteran

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bling/Sketch Challenge Winner

It is Tequila's turn to draw a winner! Doesn't she look eager - LOL. She can be so lazy sometimes, but if you look closely you can see her ears are up and she is thinking about helping me out.I tossed the two entries out on the floor and she jumped down and picked one out, but I wasn't fast enough with the camera. She is also very stubborn so I was unable to get her to come back.
So I handed her the slip of paper and here you have it! {Sorry, had to use the flash since she's hiding under my desk}

Congratulations TrayChic!
(Please make sure to email with your address with in 3 days so your prize can be mailed out to you)

Her Layout:

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Sketch Challenge Reminder


The deadline for the sketch challenge is tomorrow midnight Easter Time.

Let's see them. Don't forget you could win this beautiful prize.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Photo a Day Encouragement

It's the 6th of the month, how are you doing with that picture taking? I hope your doing great! If not I want to tell you a little story.

Yesterday I got up and decided that after adding Webster's Pages Trim to the store that I would add a slide show of my photos for this challenge. I followed all the directions and I tried to add it from the blog and from photobucket but still could not get it to fit in the side bar. I kept getting a slide show that only showed about 1/4" of the photo. I worked on this for 3 hours! I was so frustrated that I was just at a loss for inspiration of any kind.

Finally around 7:30p.m. I tried again to get the slide show working and I did it! So at this point the thought hit me. The Blog would be a perfect picture for my photo a day journal as that is what I did all day so that would be all I could journal about. Well I got the bright idea that I could make the blog a pretty 3 column deal. LOL why I thought that would be easy after I spent 3.5 hours on a slide show I don't know. So again my inspiration was lacking. Right before I went to bed at 11 I realized I had not taken a shot for my photo a day to share with you guys - so I glanced around the living room to see what inspired me. I realized that it was sort of funny all the journaling tag books I'm using for my photo a day journal. I stacked them up and tried. Well I still have to upload them and edit them to see if I can make them pretty but hopefully I'll add them to the slide show soon.

Hope this inspires you to push past those moments when you just aren't inspired. Oh remember it never hurts to take two when you are very inspired!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

November Newsletter

Special Sales!

November 1-7, Paper Packs on sale 15% off
November 8-14, Alpha stickers & Thickers on sale 10% off
November 15-21, Chipboard on sale 15% off

Discount Codes

November 11th, one day sale, enter code VETERAN during checkout for 30% off your entire order
November 23 - 29, enter code THANKSGIVING during checkout for 30% off your entire order

New Products!
New comers to the Everything Scrapp'n store, include journaling tablets from Little Yellow Bicycle and embellishments from Webster's Pages.. Be on the look out for the coordinating ribbons from Webster's Pages to be in the store soon. There is also the 2 new releases from Basic Grey called Indian Summer and Nook & Pantry that were added to the store last month.

Blog Happenings & Contests
Blog Hop, November 14th - Check out the blog ( ), hop to all the Design Team Members' blogs, and comment for a chance to win a prize pack including the new Basic Grey Indian Summer papers, Petaloo flowers with jewel centers, and a My Minds Eye rub-on. The second winner will receive three Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

Blog Challenge Contest, November 28th - Check out the blog and there will be a challenge posted. Participate in the challenge and post a link to your work in the comments section of the Blog Challenge Contest blog entry by December 6th, Midnight EST for a chance to win a prize. The theme for this contest will be Christmas and that's all the hint I'll give you. The design team will be using Pink Paislee Mistletoe & Co. products. If you haven't seen these papers and embellishments yet, here's a small preview below. The entire collection of Mistletoe & Co. is in the store while it lasts.

November Photo a Day Challenge Contest- Join in on this month's additional challenge. I love taking pictures and as a scrapper we must take pics or we have nothing to scrapbook. Let's document the everyday part of life.
Okay, so here is the lowdown:
Take at least one picture every day.
You can not take pictures of your kids or dog every day (you may take one of each)
Think outside of the box. Examples: your favorite slippers, a special blanket, or a beautiful sunset/sunrise.
Check out the blog for picture examples. You will find the link to the challenge in the upper left sidebar of the blog. To help inspire you; complete this challenge for a chance at a gift certificate for Everything Scrapp'n.
$10.00 to one luck winner who takes a picture a day and links to where I can see them.
$25.00 to one luck winner who takes a picture a day and scraps them. For this one you have till December 6th.
(This is open to EVERYONE. This includes the Design Team and outside the United States. If you are outside the US, just look over the shipping information at the store. I do ship at actual cost to anywhere)

November's Guest Design Team Member Spotlight: Kimberly Mace
Where are you from?
Warner Robins, GA

What is the name and link to your blog?
Like seriously for real - Like Seriously For Real

What is your day job?
Stay at home mom. I have a 9 month old son and a 4 year old son that just started Pre-K.

What fad of scrapbooking did you never get into?
The super-sparse look. You know, the teeny, tiny picture that is off-centered with a tiny strip of ribbon and a title. I can admire it, but it just looks plain when I try to create that way.

What would you call your scrapbooking style?
Bright, layered, geometric, playful, and somewhat traditional as I like to use multiple photos and always journal.

What items will we always find on your projects?
I would say probably always brads and circle shapes.

What sparks your creativity when you are scrapbooking?
New paper! I don't even have a ton, because I use up every little scrap. New paper gets me planning out new layouts and pulling coordinating papers. Shopping for new papers is just as fun, because I start mentally noting what photos I want to get scrapped and what will work for me.

What is your favorite layout of all time and why?
It is really impossible for me to pick just one. Here's a newer one I'm pretty happy with. I love all the different silly pictures of my son and he truly is a unique one! I had fun splattering paint and love this color green too. This layout is one of those that definitely looks better in person, I promise!

I want to say a special thank you to Denise Martinez. She will be stepping down from her DT position at the end of this month. She was instrumental in getting the Design Team started and has shared her beautiful work with us during her time with us. We will miss her and her designs and great altered projects.

Inventory- Make sure that you check out the sales categories. I put on my annual scrapbooking yard sale and that means it's time to check inventory and sales categories. Check out the merchandise that has been moved to the sales categories and the merchandise that is further on sale.

Free Shipping Winner- Congratulations to Mary!

I want to wish you ALL a Happy Thanksgiving. Take lots of pictures and enjoy your family.

Scrapbooking Recipes

With the holidays coming so fast we need more hours in our day. One way I've found to help is quick and easy meals. Here is one that I love to use when I have a full day.

Lazy Log Cabin Casserole:

1lb stew meat cubed
1 can of Cream of Celery
1 can of Cram of Mushroom
1 packet of Beef Onion Soup (I don't use this. I just add salt, pepper, garlic powder and dried minced onions but I'm an eye ball cook)
Toss all this in the crock pot together give it a stir put it on low and cook it for 6 - 8 hours. Home cooked meal with just a few moments prep. Put a salad bag with it and your hubby can't be upset that there isn't a home cooked meal on the table.

Do you have a quick recipe? email me