Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I want to see MORE comments

I just found out that when setting up the blog I made a mistake and set it up where only blogspot users were allowed to place comments on this blog. I'm very sorry about this! Now that it has been brought to my attention I changed it. If you were unable to make a comment and would still like too I would love to hear from you. I will extend drawing a winner for the gift certificate until tomorrow July 1!!


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Design Team Designs

With me away I assigned each of the DT members a day to handle the blog so that you could come by and visit with a cup of coffee and just enjoy but it's back to work for a freebie this time around.

What's the freebie? $25.00 Gift Certificate to the store!!

What do you have to do? Just tell me what you want to see in the store. CHA is fast approaching and I want to know what your favorite color is to scrap with, the embellishment you would love to see me carry that I don't have right now and/or the item that you want to make sure I keep in stock. Leave a comment telling me this and you will be entered.

So why should you go see each of the DT's blogs? One of the Design Team Members is hosting her own give away. The only hint I'll give you is if you love Thickers you better get to blog hopp'n

(*Design Team Members to the left with a link to their blogs - sorry am away from home and am unable to make the links*)

Enjoy the HOP
If you missed the last DT members turn in just scroll down to check out Zoa's work with Graphic 45 - It's gorgeous!

Fun With Graphic 45 Communique & Glimmer Mist!!

This Graphic 45 Communique line is FABULOUS!
I am having so much fun scrapping with this GORGEOUS vintage inspired paper, it is right up my "style" alley! I have paired this paper line up with some fun Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. If you haven't tried GM yet, you need to get a bottle from the Everything Scrappn' Store and try some! It is a sprayable paint that has a glittery sheen. You can use it in so many different ways! I will show you some of the ways that I have been using it below:



the flower I wanted to use for this page was not really the right
color, so I layered a couple colors of Glimmer Mist on top until
it looked right. (the picture is me peeling back a petal to show
the original color)


this picture shows a close up of how I used the Tattered
Angel's "misting tool" like a stencil. I laid the tool on top
of the paper, then sprayed a couple layers of glimmer mist.
When I removed the tool, there is a reverse-stencil pattern
of a scrolled corner was left on the paper.

Supplies Used:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Graphite & Candy Apple Red)
Prima: Chipboard, Say it in Pearls, Flower & Leaves
Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers




I cut out part of a Hambly Transparency for this frame

Supplies Used:



I used paint & glimmer mist all over this layout- don't be afraid
to get messy, it adds creative interest to your projects!!

Supplies Used:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist (Antique Brass & Graphite)
Prima Flowers & Leaves
Making Memories Tiny Alpha Stickers

That's all for now- hope you enjoy this line as much as me.
Don't forget to join us tomorrow for another BLOG HOP!!
Happy Weekend~
Zoa :-)

CHA Peaks

When I get a sneak peak of the new lines I'm going to do my best to pass them on to you. I would love to hear your feed back. Tell me if you like it or if you don't. Give me all the dirt!

Ok first things first there is a fun contest going on over at Cosmo Cricket
If you think you could make a good cutting edge video for them to advertise their CHA sneak peak go check it out. I didn't read all the details but you can win free stuff and that is always worth a little of your time.

Second Graphic 45 just sent me one picture of each of the lines that will be released in Orlando. Here they are - remember this is not the whole line just one paper or die cut sheet that gives you the best idea of the line.

The Domestic Goddess Collection is a playful celebration of women's traditional roles drawn from the days when they proudly wore aprons and vied for blue ribbons at the county fair. Designs featuring a rich mix of reds, yellows, blues, and greens, were inspired by vintage tea towels, table linens, food labels, and images of cooking, sewing, laundry, and other household chores. For collage, paper crafting, cards and layouts, this collection is endlessly versatile, offering a smile and a nod to the Domestic Goddess in all of us.

The Renaissance Faire Collection is a sophisticated journey to the golden age of fabulous art, music, and literature. Designs combine famous paintings, architectural elements, opulent textiles, wallpaper, and old text to create images worthy of royalty. An antiqued jewel tone color palette adds to the elegance of the motifs and patterns. This beautiful collection is perfect for collage and paper crafting, holidays, weddings, special occasions, heritage projects, card making and more. Renaissance Faire offers a fresh approach to timeless treasures.

The Christmas Past Collection evokes memories of Grandma’s house, with the heady fragrance of gingerbread baking in the kitchen, a Christmas tree decked out in its holiday best, and carolers at the door. Angels, heirloom ornaments, Rudolph, Santa and the elves— they're all here, wrapped in a heartwarming color palette of red, green and gold with the patina of age. Holiday images seeped in Christmas Past—a terrific way to share and celebrate Christmas Present.

And last the above collection will be released in paper packs that will include the die cut sheet. So let me know if you would rather see paper packs than individual papers. Also I'm leaning towards "The Christmas Past Collection" & "The Domestic Goddess Collection" so give me your feed back so I know if I've made the right choice!

Hope you don't get blog info overload!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Spotlight on Rebellious & On A Whimsy

I am so excited about Prima's Rebellious line by Adrienne Looman. It really allowed me to go crazy with cute product. Adrienne's style really rubbed off on me and I definitely love the outcome. This page is a little more layered and chaotic than my comfort zone, but I really enjoyed stepping out and creating something different. The photo is of my friends at my Graduation party from May 2007.
Products used:
Prima Rebellious Revolt DBSD Cardstock
Prima Rebellious Rebel DBSD Cardstock
Prima stamp-mini kit- Pirate owl
White Modern Dot Paper
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist-silver
American Crafts Thickers-Tinsel Foil alphas
Black circle mesh
Kaiser Circle rhinestone-silver
Elle's Studio journaling spot
Staz On Jet Black Ink
Making Memories distressing tool
Making Memories staples-black

Working with Fancy Pants' On A Whimsy was a real hoot. It was just perfect for a recent visit to the zoo with my friend and her children. I love how playful and colorful this line is. Its great for any spring or summer outdoor activities. Working with versatile paper is great when it comes to paper crafting.
Products used:
Fancy Pants On A Whimsy Fresh Air paper
Fancy Pants On A Whimsy Happy paper
Fancy Pants On A Whimsy journaling spots (from book)
Jenni Bowlin Calendar Cards 3x3 Brown
Hambly Classic Animals rub ons-Brown
Doodlebug Designs Bon Bon Loopy Lou Alpha stickers
Hambly Frame wallpaper screenprint-Green, special edition
KI Memories Love Elsie Forrest Shaped chipboard buttons
Heidi Swapp Family clear corner stamp
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist-Petina
Colorbok tab-green
Staz On Ink-Brown
Zig Writer Pen-Brown
Hero Arts lower classic alpha stamps

I challenge you to try something out of your normal comfort zone. If you are a messy scrapper-try something clean and simple. If you are like me, try scrapping during the day if you are a night scrapper. Its really interesting to see how things come out when you try something new and different! And please, share any of your creations here.


Tuesday, June 23, 2009

You can Bloom too...with MME!!

I know that summer vacation just started, but I am already starting to get ready for the next school year. I am making Welcome Back buckets and clothespin magnets for all of the teachers at my school.
It all started with the new MME Bloom Paper Kit! I love it SO much!! I love the colors and the patterns. They are so bright and cheery. I had to share this paper with everyone!
I bought the little white buckets at Target in the Wedding section. I added some pebbles to the bottom to keep the flowers from moving. I love any excuse to use my scallop punches. I used three different sizes for these flowers. I used a glue dot to affix them to a plastic food pick (from the Dollar store!) They are sturdy and they have a flat face...and they are $1!! Add some buttons and ribbon and Viola!! pretty flowers!!

If you are like me, then you hate to waste paper. The packaging for the MME Bloom Paper Kit is perfect for this project! At the bottom of the front package is an example of all the beautiful papers...these are just the right size to affix to your clothespins! You will only need to make one straight cut...you can get more than one out of each design!!
I used my trusty Zip Dry glue to adhere the paper to the clip. I punched out a butterfly for each one but you could use anything! I also used my large square scallop punch for the message card. The small flower comes with the MME Bloom Kit. Add some magnets to the back and you can stick 'em anywhere!
I hope you like my projects...if you try it, add it to the comments, I would love to see what you do!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Anything Goes with Kraft

It's my day to host here on the ES blog.

Wow didn't you just love the projects from Teresa, Denise & Jana?

There are so many great products in the store right now & I love to just mix up the different lines to meet my needs for a particular layout. I love the way Bazzill Kraft Cardstock goes with any color pallet or theme. I never run out since Heather keeps it in stock in the Everything Scrapp'n Store.

First up I have a layout of my favorite Florida town St. Augustine. I love the laid back lifestyle & all the old buildings. I love polka dot paper & this chocolate brown with tiny white flowers by American Crafts is a nice twist -- I can't get enough of it.

Supplies: Cardstock (Kraft - Bazzill); Paper (Boing Backyard - American Crafts & My Friend Leaves of Love - My Mind's Eye); Tag (Farmers Wife Journaling Tag - Jenni Bowlin); Letters (Thickers - American Crafts); Letter Stickers (Making Memories); Stamps (Letters - Studio G & Swirl - Unity Stamp Co); Buttons (vintage stash); Ink (Ranger)

My hubby just bought a used motor home for us to have fun traveling in. With the boys now grown we are finding new things to do as a couple. The Fancy Pants cute outdoor theme set a fun tone for the page & showed how we are feeling young at heart in our new "empty nest" phase of life.

Supplies: Cardstock (Kraft - Bazzill & Bazzill brown & blue scraps); Paper (My Friend Leaves of Love - My Mind's Eye & Carefree Strawberry Lemonade Dots - Heidi Swapp) Diecut Images (Kraft Kuts 2 - Fancy Pants); Fabric Chipboard Letters (Bubblegum By the Yard Thickers - American Crafts); Letter Stickers (My Little Shoebox); Thread (Coats & Clarks); Punch (Marvy); Pen (Ranger)

My last layout is a motorcycle my youngest son Brandon bought & refurbished. He is quite the master with clear coat paints. I'm very proud of him & his talent. I thought a simple scrapbook style would be perfect for the theme & I'm loving the sticker books from Pink Paislee they include fun borders, shapes & a bunch of alphabet stickers.

Supplies: Cardstock (Kraft - Bazzill); Stickers (Fetching Sticker Book - Pink Paislee); Vinyl Letters (Thickers - American Crafts); Thread (Coats & Clarks)

So I'll finish up the post with a card. I love to use up some of the My Mind's Eye scraps making cards. This summer I am making blank handmade cards to send to our soldiers on active duty that they can send to their loved ones at home. So here's another one to add to the stack already competed.

Supplies: Paper (Love Desire - My Mind's Eye & My Friend Leaves of Love - My Mind's Eye), Border Punch (Fiskars); Stamps (Candy - Unity Stamp Co & Hello - Hero Arts)

I hope I gave you a bit of inspiration.

CHA fast approaching what product lines are you dying to see? Leave me a comment so we will know what you'd like to see in the Everything Scrapp'n Store in the coming months.

Have a wonderful weekend & remember to take some time to do something creative.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Layouts and Video Tutorial

Hi everyone, thanks for stopping by I'm glad to host Everything Scrapp'n blog today.
In this mini album I've used these frames from MME, they are also great to work as a overlay on your scrapbook page..

Some close shots:

As soon I saw this paper I thought it was great to document the ones you missed in a kind of vintage style.

Round papers are hot now, I like to give a variety to scrapbook pages with different pages, and this kind of papers takes all the work from you.

Thank you so Much for Stopping By

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Graphic 45, Pink Paislee, Doodlebug, Fancy Pants, OH MY!!!!!

There are so many lines in the store that I just have to have. Today I'd like to show you why I love these lines so much. Graphic 45 is FANTASTIC paper, I love the look and feel of this wonderful line. It's double sided so I suggest you get two of each, both sides are equally wonderful. Can't seem to get enough either.
When I saw the Doodlebug Designs I knew I had to have these for my great nieces and they are perfect! I also needed to make several cards, I had a friend that was having twins (a boy & a girl) and I wanted a card for each baby gift.

Graphic 45

Folded card with tags:

Products used: Graphic 45 Shutter Speed, Graphic 45 Communique Tags, HL cardstock, ribbon, chipboard.

Exploding Box:

Products used: Graphic 45 - A Fine Specimen, Classy Correspondence, Communique, On The Dot, Pen In Hand, Photogenic, Shutter Speed, & Society Page , HL black cardstock, Prima flowers, lace ribbon, various brads.


Products used: Doodlebug Designs - Cherry Amore Pattern Paper, Cherry Chocolate Dot, Cherry Pie Plaid Pattern Paper, Cherries Jubilee Fancy Frills Sugar Coated, Doodlebug Brads, Prima flowers, AC Thickers, HL cardstock, paint

Pink Paislee and Fancy Pants:

Products used: Pink Paislee Delicious - Enchanting, Pink Paislee Stunning - Captivating, Fancy Pants Kraft Kuts 1 Die Cuts, Prima Burlap flowers, MM Chloe's Closet buttons, AC Thickers, AC alphas, AC cardstock

Sunday, June 14, 2009


This month I chose to work with American Crafts again. It's kinda funny, cuz the colorful graphic designs while beautiful aren't really my style. But the Backyard line just Screamed SUMMER at me, and I couldn't resist working with it! Besides, everyone should step outside their box occasionally and try something new!

Drop - Backyard 12x12 DBSD Cardstock {brown base and strip of dotted paper}

Betsy Tailor - Craft Fair 12x12 DBSD Cardstock {teal base, different AC line}

American Craft Sticker Book {green scallop, berry sticker}

AC Journaling stickers, veggies

Friday, June 12, 2009

Sale & Shipping Update

SALE - 35% off entire order with code FATHER from June 12th - June 17th

Shipping - The shipping department (LOL ME) will be on vacation from June 20 - 27. All orders received 19th @ noon Eastern Time through Sunday the 28th will be processed and shipped as soon as physically possible starting Monday morning the 29th.


Ya'll have a Scrapp'n Good Weekend!!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Father's Day Idea

Hello all - did you think I forgot about you? I didn't, I promise I could never forget about my great customers : )

Does your husband HATE wearing ties? Have your kids given Dad one hundred and one ties? Has your child never given their Dad a tie and you would like them too? Well here goes. The below template is something I picked up from an online crop I was participating in. Check out my idea for a mini book or card.

1. Print Template
You can either use/cut down an 8.5 x 11 and print the template on your chosen paper or you can print a template cut it out and use post it style glue to place on the paper you want to cut.

2. Cut

Here are some of the alterations I thought of or saw on the crop:

* You can have each child make their own and tie them together with ribbon.

* You can punch a hole in the knot of the tie and use a ring to make a mini book.

* Fold your paper in half before you cut out the template. Do not cut along the folded line where you want the card to bend.

* You can enlarge or reduce on a copier and make your gift the size you want.

Please overlook how bad these are. I literally threw this together in like 5 minutes after I failed at the other father's day idea I wanted to post.

This shows an example if you use a ring and make an album.

This is an example of individual cards tied with a ribbon.

Items Uses:

If you have any other ideas add them in the comments.

Tie Template

*This template is actually a template for a tie box. I worked with it all afternoon and was unable to successfully make the box so that is why there are so many dashes and lines on this template.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Thickers Thickers Everywhere!

I'm so excited! The UPS man dropped a package on my door today and when I opened it I had to put on my shades. The new glitter thickers are in. 4 styles Jewelry Box, Chit Chat, Lullaby and Rockabye and each of those 4 came in 3 colors.

Go check them out at the store. HURRY!! There will only be 20% off until the 10th of June The Store Link

Sorry we overloaded you with post today but there was so much good info!!

Design Team Member Spotlight

How long have you been scrapping? I've been scrapbooking since before there was "stuff" on the market. I have many albums I made in the 70's with just photos, journaling & memorabilia. So when the paper & stickers started showing up in stores about 22 years ago, around the time my boys were born, I know this was the hobby for me.

Are your married, have kids, pets? I have a wonderful husband of 23 years. We have 2 sons who are in college & still manage to work fulltime. We also have some furry kids: a dog Rosie & 4 cats who are all rescues.

What would you say your scrapping style is? I know everyone says that their style is eclectic but mine really is. I try to let the story/photos define the style of the layout. Color & style can really invoke feelings in the viewer so I try to let them help me set the tone of my page. I do like lots of layers (even on my simple layouts) as pattern paper is quite an addiction with me. Telling the story is very important to me so I usually have a lot of handwritten journaling on each layout. I like to incorporate found objects & non traditional scrapbooking supplies into my layouts for texture & interest.

Do you have a designer that inspires you? There are so many for different reasons.... I like Leah Fung's layouts & how she uses papers. Ali Edwards is also very inspiring & always includes lots of journaling.

Give us some randomness about you…… When I'm not scrapbooking you can find me with dirty hands in the garden. I love being outside & beautiful flowers. My hubby & I ride Harley motorcycles & it's amazing how many women I've met who ride & scrap. My name in the online scrapbook world is "craftysuz" - my mom called me that as a child because I was into so many different crafts & was good at it. I've always been creative but can't draw to save my life so I was always drawn to things like quilting, knitting, jewelry making, and of course scrapbooking.

Please check out Susan's blog, www.craftysuz.blogspot.com, you'll get a lot of inspiration from her crafty creations.

Katrina Where Are You?

I haven't heard from you! If you know her and/or can go to her blog let her know I need her address by Sunday the 7th. If I don't have it by then I'll choose another winner.


Monday, June 1, 2009

Do you Facebook?

Are you on facebook? Look for us - Everything Scrapp'n - and become a fan. We would love to see you there. There is a discussion board, and you will be able to find out about sales and contests.

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 hgturner@everythingscrappn.com