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.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Contest Reminder!

Here is the link to the original post for all the details.

We LOVE LOVE LOVE to see your work. Oh and there is a prize of goodies waiting for one luck winner. You have until Sunday night 11:59 November 8th to link up to the original post with your pic! Remember to check back for the winner. If you are the chosen winner you will have to email me with in 3 days with your address.

Pre Newsletter INFO

October was such a CRAZY month! The newsletter is coming but it is running a little late. Due to my inability to get the info to the newsletter creator it will be tomorrow or the next day.

Well with that being said I couldn't wait to tell you that some new goodies have come into the store!

Little Yellow Bicycle - Journaling Tablet - Family & Girlfriends

Webster's Pages - silhouettes & threads

Don't forget 15% off new items. You know me that also mean that I just put the whole line on sale - that means 15% off Postcards from Paris, Nature's Story Book , and journaling tags & cards.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Today is the DAY!

Today is the first day of the photo a day challenge. It is just 8 am so you have the whole day to decide what you want to capture on your first day! You will see I tossed up a picture of a coke can. "WHAT" you might ask. Well you see I could spin this many ways. I was drinking this coke last night at midnight, so technically thats today. So I could use it for that. I could use it as "WHY is Santa on my Coke before Thanksgiving?" or just my laziness that the coke can is still on the table - LOL.

I don't know that this will be my photo for the day but it was handy to photograph this morning. Personally I think I'm going to run mine more like a journal seeing as I want to improve my journaling habits and I love these picture a day challenges. I hope you will find great pleasure from this challenge. SO get out there and shoot some life.

Leave your comments and links to pics at the link below! Also note that a direct link to the challenge blog itself is in the upper left hand corner of the main blog page.
The post for the Nov Challenge

Go to the above link to leave your links! DO NOT LEAVE THEM HERE THIS IS JUST A REMINDER POST

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