Wednesday, January 27, 2010

February Challenge... Show the Love

Wasn't the online crop a blast?  So many prizes & winners.  I hope you aren't scrapped out & are ready for a challenge?

In honor of Valentine's Day right around the corner I thought it would be a great time to do a layout about a loved one.  So I titled the challenge "Show the Love".  It could focus on your relationship to them or their relationship with another.  As you can see from my example I took it a bit out of the box... about the relationship of 2 of our dogs! (you'll see more close-up details on my blog)

Supplies:  Cardstock (Bazzill); Paper (Nikki Sivils - Cherries on Top, Nikki Sivils - Cherry Strips for You, Nikki Sivils - Sweet Cherry, Nikki Sivils - Cherry Blast, & Nikki Sivils - Cherry Tree); Letters (American Crafts - Thickers Jewery Box & Pink Paislee - Cardstock Alpha Stickers); Ribbon (American Crafts - Backyard Stem 1); Brads (The Paper Studio); Punch (Martha Stewart - Butterfly); Bling (Hero Arts); Die Cut Edge (Doodlebug - Frills); Circle Cutter (Creative Memories); Buttons (Misc Stash); Thread (Coats & Clarks)

The rest of the design team has some inspiration for you so hop along to their blogs.  We're all using Nikki Sivils papers from the Everything Scrapp'n Store.  Make sure you visit each of them & leave them some "love".






The prize is a $20 gift certificate to the store.  Enter your layout by loading your creation in the gallery of our online forum & then link it back to this blog post by 11:59 PM eastern time on Sunday, February 7th, 2010.  Heather will draw a winner by random number generator of all the entries.  We can't wait to see your creations.

Friday, January 15, 2010

On Line Crop starts TONIGHT

I am so excited! Tonight starts our first online crop. The Design Team and myself have worked hard so that you can stop by have fun and be inspired. There are chances to win prizes - lots of them.

The crop will be running on Eastern Time. The rules will post at 6 and the crop begins at 7. We would love to see you there.


Friday activity

6:00 pm Wecome and Rule Post

7:00 pm Kick Off Challenge
Interesting Title Work

8:00 pm Who's Who of the DT

9:00 pm Quick Scrap -1 hour to scrap lo
Participants must scrap with in the hour. They then have 15 minutes to post their work. Winner will be drawn at random.

10:00 pm Technique Based Challenge

11:00 pm Sketch Challenge

12:00 am Scavenger Hunt

1:00 am Lift Yourself - take a favorite layout
you've done in the past and lift it


1:00 PM Getting to know you game!
Also Invite to the chat room

2:00 PM Quick Scrap - 1 hour to do a lo

3:00 PM Picture Game

4:00 PM Stamping Challenge/Tutorial
Card Making

5:00 PM Lift this

6:00 PM Heather Say's
This will be played like simon says only with creating a layout.

7:00 PM Name That Company

8:00 PM Cropp'n & Chatt'n
This will just be a time to scrap, stretch & or chat in the chat room

9:00 PM Tutorial

10:00 PM Bingo

11:00 PM Something Awesome From Michelle

12:00 AM Word Association Game


2:00pm Round Robin

3:00 PM Journaling Spots Challenge

4:00 PM Glimmer Mist Technique

5:00 PM Code Buster

6:00 PM Open Crop/Catch Up Time

7:00 PM Game

8:00 PM Quick Scrap - 1 hour lo

9:00 PM Tutorial

10:00 PM ?game?

11:00 PM Chat Time

12:00 PM ES Blog Technique Challenge


10:00 AM Open Chat

11:00 AM Juxtaposition Challenge

12:00 PM CHA New Release Search

1:00 PM Sketch Challenge

2:00 PM Open Cropping & Chatting

3:00 PM Lift the DT's Jan 14th Wk

4:00 PM Word Scramble

5:00 PM Heritage Challenge

6:00 PM Quick Scrap - 1 hour layout

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

It's Blog Hop Time....

Welcome to our monthly design team blog hop.  Each of our designers have been busy creating projects to inspire you.  You can pick your own prize with a $15 gift certificate to the store.  Make sure you leave comments on each one as only Heather knows which one the winner will be drawn from. 

While I have you here I wanted to remind you about our first online crop in the new ES forum this weekend.  I hope you join us for lots of challenges, games, technique tips & prizes.  It starts Friday January 15th & runs thru Monday the 18th.  The design team will take turns posting challenges & will be online that entire hour for questions or just to chat.  Sign up here today & plan to join us for a scrappy weekend.

In addition to the crop there will be a sale all weekend in the ES store.  Use discount code "crop" to receive 25% off your entire order.

Now that you are caught up on all the ES happenings hop over to see what Michelle has created.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

On Line Crop

Everything Scrapp'n will be holding it's first ever online crop. You will find this crop at

This online crop will include challenges, chats, prizes, fun games and loads of inspiration. Please mark your calendars for Jan 15 - Jan 18. That is Friday through Mon. A schedule of events will be posted under the crop thread very soon.

January Newsletter

Happy New Year! I hope you have found 2010 to be a great year so far. Due to technical difficulties beyond our control the newsletter will be text only this time. Hopefully we can bring back our beautiful newsletters next month.

January 6 - 10 Thickers, Alpha's & Stickers 30% off & Free Shipping on orders of $25.00 and up! code : NewYear

January 15-18 25% off Code : Crop

January 29-31 Paper Sale - All regularly priced paper will be 30% off


Everything Scrapp'n will hold it's first online crop Friday Jan 15th starting at 7 going through Monday Jan 18th at 6 pm (all times are eastern). Mark your calendar for this even it is sure to be fun and inspiring, you can also win prizes. This event will take place on the new forum. You can get there at

Guest Designer of the Month Tracy.

Blog Happenings:

January 14th is our monthly blog hop. Prize will be $15.00 gift certificate
January 28th is our monthly challenge. Prize will be $20.00 gift certificate Bad News: Due to changes in the postal prices I have had to raise my shipping cost from $5.00 to $5.50. I am sorry.

Have a Scrapp'n Good Day! Heather

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Postcards from Paris

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season. I wanted to share my most recent scrap pages using the lovely Webster Pages Postcards from Paris.

I decided to look over the past year and document some of the things I did in 2009. The Postcards from Paris line is perfectly feminine. Here is my take on Suz's recent challenge:
Products used: Websters Pages Postcards from Paris Romantique Chic pp, La Boutique de Jardin pp, La Jardin Whimsy threads, Hambly Old Lace overlay-brown, Hambly Vintage banner rub on-brown, Hambly Chandelier clear stickers, American Crafts Foam Thickers Daydream-chestnut, On A Whimsy journaling book (page), Jenni Bowlin Apothecary stickers-brown, Staz on Ink-brown, brown embroidery floss, Hero Arts lower case alpha stamps, & Making Memories Passport clear stamps.

The font on these thickers is so fun and youthful. I might just have to buy them in every color. They are definitely a must have!
I had plans to make a few birthday cards since I have friends with special days coming up. Suddenly I got really inspired to make a 6x12 and just went with the flow. I scrapped a polaroid taken (by Suzy West) back in April of this year with a bunch of scrapbooking friends. Products used: Websters Pages Postcards from Paris La Boutique de Jardin pp, Tim Holtz word key, American Crafts Craft fair DIY flair, Hambly DIY rub on-white, Jenni Bowlin Apothecary stickers-brown, Martha Stewart border punch scallop dot & Acrylic paint-white.

I really like the La Boutique de Jardin paper. The Whimsy threads came backed with the same paper so I made use of it as well.
What did you do last year? What are your goals for this new year or new decade? I hope to see you playing along with the DT and this super fun challenge!

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