Monday, June 28, 2010

June Monthly Challenge

Wow I can't believe it's almost 4th of July weekend.  Summer is flying by.

This months challenge is inspired by Independence Day but with a twist.... Create a project using Red, White & Blue and maybe throw in some stars for good measure but the catch is it can't be a patriotic layout.

I've always been drawn to stars for layouts about my sons & those colors are perfect for a more masculine layout... so here is my take on the challenge to inspire you.

I used the Pink Paislee Starlight line which is in stock in the ES store.

The winner will receive the complete Pink Paislee Starlight line of papers (shown above) and a bottle of the coveted Tattered Angels Marshmallow Glimmer Mist (there was even a petition to make this limited edition color an everyday color it's so popular)... it is a well used color in my creative stash.

So create a project & post a link to your creation to this thread by 11:59 PM EST on Sunday July 11th.  Winner will be drawn by random number generator from all entries.

Before I send you over to see the rest of the designers work.... there are lots of yummy colors of Glimmer Mist in the ES store (even the beautiful Heidi Swapp colors).  Shop here.

Now head over to Teresa's Blog & My Blog to see our projects & leave us a little love to put a smile on our faces today.

Have a great day & do something creative.

Friday, June 18, 2010

May Challenge Winner

Congratulations Brennen! Please send me your email addres to so I can email you your gift certificate. Thanks Krystle for playing as well.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Suz Designs

Well it's my turn to inspire you today... I'm loving the new products in the ES store.  October Afternoon, Pink Paislee, Glimmer Mist, oh my goes thru my head like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz says as she is going down the yellow brick road lol.  If you are wanting any of the latest products you better hurry & start shopping because it is flying out of the store.

Here's a layout I made with Pink Paislee Starlight & a strip of my favorite October Afternoon paper

These are photos taken at Disney Animal Kingdom while on the safari.  It goes by so fast that I felt like I was just snapping away & many weren't in focus but these turned out really well.  It was such a hot day many of the animals were hiding from the bright sun but it was still a memorable day since it was the first time going to that park.

I love the Pink Paislee herringbone distressed letters but they were just too big for this layout so I tried to make my own with my Slice machine.

Supplies:  Cardstock (Bazzill); Paper (Pink Paislee - Starlight Glow, Pink Paislee - Starlight Shine,  Pink Paislee - Starlight Spark, Pink Paislee - Starlight Bright, Pink Paislee - Starlight Dazzle, October Afternoon - Thrift Shop One of a Kind); Sticker Letters (Cosmo Cricket - Tiny Type Cream); Diecut Letters (Making Memories Slice); Punch (EK Success); Journaling Spots (Little Yellow Bicycle Journaling Tablet & K and Company); Ticket (Pink Paislee - Starlight Diecut Sheet); Stamp (Unity Stamp Co); Markers (Copics); Rub Ons (Heidi Grace); Brads (Heidi Swapp)

I'm not going to spotlight the latest & greatest since I can't pick just one.  I have all the links in the supply list above.  I do want to share these great little journaling books by Little Yellow Bicycle since for $3.99 you get tons of journaling spots.  I buy them in all the different themes since they are so usable.

My 2nd project is a of course on my favorite topic... one of my pets

Echo Park is a fun new paper company.  I used some of the Sweet Summertime line on this page.  The little "flag" border was made by cutting out some of the argyle paper & topped it with a strip of embossed cardstock and one of their border stickers.

Supplies:  Cardstock (Core'dinations - Teals Blues & Bazzill); Paper (Echo Park - Sweet Summertime Argyle); Stickers (Echo Park - Sweet Summertime Alphabet & Sticker Elements); Letters (Making Memories Slice); Staples (Tim Holtz); Dry Embossing (Provo Craft - Cuttlebug); Pen (Ranger)

That's all I have for you today.  Hope you have a great one & do something creative.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Inspiration Day

So have you been creative lately?  I know the end of May & beginning of June are 2nd only to Christmas in how busy life can get... right?  But if you are like me it helps to sneak in a bit of scrapping time.  Not only does it help preserve the memories that have been happening before they fade but it also is an outlet to de-stress & center yourself.  It's a chance to breath & relax.

I know you expected our usual blog hop since it's the 14th.  But to keep you on your toes we're changing things up a bit... Teresa will be sharing inspiration today & I will post my projects on Wednesday.  So make sure you check back.

Before I send you to Teresa's blog I want to let you know that another shipment of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist has just arrived in the ES store & as usual they are on sale (who else puts their newest products on sale the first week... Thanks Heather!).  I even see some of those gorgeous Heidi Swapp colors.  Click here to shop all the new products.

Challenge FYI:
Are you saving your red/white/blue scraps for the June challenge?  If you don't have any the new Pink Paislee  will be perfect for the challenge & is in stock at ES.

Ok now let's see what Teresa has created to inspire us & remember to take some time to be creative

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June Newsletter

Everything Scrapp'n
Enter the code during checkout in the store on the specified dates to take advantage of these sales.
June 4th - 6th, 15% off your entire purchase. Code: Summertime
June 18th - 20th, Free Shipping on orders of $35.00 or more. Code: FSS This is for US residents only. International orders will will receive a $5.00 credit towards their shipping.

Blog Happenings
Everything Scrapp'n Blog

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

"Red, White, & Blue" Scrapping Contest, June 28th- Check out the blog and there will be a challenge posted by Design Team Member, Suz. Participate in the challenge for a chance to win all the patterned papers from the new Pink Paislee Starlight line.

Suz is giving our newsletter readers a clue about what the contest topic will be. With the 4th of July coming up, the contest will include using red, white, and blue on your project. Start digging through your stash and set aside supplies of this color theme. Everything Scrappn' has all the Pink Paislee Starlight papers in stock, along with their new acrylic stamps releases; all which would be perfect for this upcoming challenge!

New Products!
There are tons of new products at Everything Scrappn'. I'm loving all the cheerful colors and patterns!

Tattered Angels has released their new limited edition Spring 2010 colored Glimmer Mists. As the name implies, limited edition means once they are gone, they're gone! Don't wait to make your order if you had your eyes on these.

Cute papers, stickers, and journaling tags from a new company called Echo Park. This line is fittingly called "Sweet Summertime" and Everything Scrappn' has all the coordinating bits to it. Here's a little preview of it below:

Here's a new release from October Afternoon called "Thrift Shop" in the store too! There's a sheet of matching journaling cards you can punch out as well, a few are pictured below:

Have a scrap-crush on those tiny alpha stickers you've been seeing everywhere? Everything Scrappn' has different styles and colors in the store from Cosmo Cricket and My Little Shoebox. These will be handy when you want to spell out a long title, to use on heritage pages & soft baby pages, even in your journaling if you wanted to highlight a certain word. Here's a few pictured below:

Coming Soon!
Be on the lookout for the new line of papers "Play Date" from Jenni Bowlin. They should be in the store any day now. Bright and fun for your summer pages.

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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