Wednesday, August 31, 2011

wednesday's inspiration......

Good morning my Scraptastic friends!

Happy hump day!
I'm just popping in to share a couple of layouts from DT Heather Landry. Things have been crazy around here with the kids back at school and football and cheerleading, plus the new September kits coming out! I feel like I'm spinning in circles, I just hope that I don't get too dizzy! Enough about be, and onto some inspiration.

This first one is Heather's last layout from the Summer Star Kit.

Love the journaling on this one!

The second layout is from the Pyrus kit from last October!

Don't forget that you have until midnight tonight to submit your entries for the August Challenges:

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

september kits are up and shipping.....

Good morning my Scraptastic friends!

The last two items for the A Walk in the Garden Kit and Add-On arrived yesterday! So I stayed up last night and finished putting the kits together. Both kits and add-ons are officially up for sale and shipping out! 

Here they are.....

***I had to replace the Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text with these adorable little Webster's Pages Lotus Blooms Whimsies.....

 ***As you can see this add-on has already sold out!
These have been moving don't wait!!!

Don't forget that you have until this Wednesday at midnight to submit your entries for the August Challenges.....

Monday, August 29, 2011

monday's inspiration......

Good morning my Scraptastic friends!

I got a chance to scrap over the weekend, yay!!!! I don't know about you, but when I haven't scrapped in a couple of weeks, it takes me a bit to get back in the groove! I still haven't found my groove, but here's my new layout using the A Walk in the Garden kit and add-on (the September kits will be available for purchase on Thursday).......

the only thing that I added that was not in the kit is the flourish, I used my I-rock for that.

I also wanted to share my new wall art from What's Scrapping?

I used some of the October Afternoon Rocket Age line for this one!

I hope that you all have a wonderful day!

Don't forget that you have until this Wednesday at midnight to submit your entries for the August Challenges.....

Saturday, August 27, 2011

switch it up at sassy lil' sketches......

Good morning my Scraptastic friends!

I'm extremely excited to get to do my first post for the Sassy Lil' Sketches switch it up Saturdays!!!
Here's my take on the sketch.....

and here's the sketch.....

I switched it up by making my title part of the banner at the top. I also left off the banner under my photo. I had a lot of fun with the sketch.....and I can't wait to share my new layout with you next month!

This month's paper sponsor is Apron Strings.
This month's digital sponsor is Sassy Studio Designs.
This month's card blog sponsor is My Favorite Things Stamps.

I can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Friday, August 26, 2011

TGIF.....and a little inspiration......

Good  morning my Scraptastic friends!
TGIF......this week has flown by, probably because it's been a busy one! I've certainly been busy getting all of the September kits ready to go. I haven't had any scrappy time this week, hopefully this weekend I'll get the time.

Today I'd like to share a couple of new layouts from DT Heather Landry using the Summer Star Kit and Add-On.

This was such a awesome kit to work with, and the design team did such an amazing job as usual!

Don't forget about the August Challenges, you have until midnight on August 31st to submit your entries!

and let's take another look at the fabulous prize this month.....the Happy Day Collection Kit from Simple Stories!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

last august challenge!!!

Happy thursday scraptastic club scrappers!!!
juliann here again this week :)

who's ready for the last challenge of the month??
well since i know this is a crazy time for
so many of us (beginning of school or about to start!)
i thought i would give you a challenge
with options!

you know, especially you subscribers! that
jessica really packs the kits with goodies.
and the extra goodies for subscribers are always fun!!
so using lot's of those goodies is your challenge
what that means exactly is you have to use
3 of the following 4 items on your page!
1. mist
2. paint
3. glitter
4. twine
on my page above you'll see i used twine, paint
and mist (on the cs photo matte)

and don't forget what you are playing for!!

share your pages with us for your chance to win!
don't forget that you have until August 31st at midnight to submit your entries for all of the August challenges!
1st August challenge

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

September Kits.........

Good  morning my Scraptastic friends!

I'm super excited because I finally get to share the September kits with you! I'm totally loving both of these kits.
But first, I'd like to announce the winner of out Anniversary Blog Hop......the winner of the fabulous new Happy Day Collection Kit by Simple Stories is.......
Thanks for hopping with us Kimberly.....I already have your address, so I will get your prize out to you!

Now for some September eye candy.......

Too Cool For School Kit

Too Cool For School Add-On

For my monthly subscribers who purchased one of the August kits, you'll be receiving two bottles of stickles in....

black soot

and broken china

A Walk in the Garden Kit
***I'm only missing one item for this kit....

A Walk in the Garden Add-On
***I'm only missing one item for this add-on..

And for my monthly subscribers who purchased one of the August kits, you'll be receiving a bottle of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in.....

key lime

So there you have it.....two new fabulous kits!!!!
If you'd like to added to the waiting list for either of these kits or add-ons, please email me with your choices at and once I've received the kit choices from the monthly subscribers, I'll contact you!

Don't forget about our monthly challenges, the prize for the August challenges is a Happy Day Collection Kit from Simple have until August 31st at midnight to upload your entries!!

August Challenges:

Monday, August 22, 2011

not just for girls

hi scraptastic scrappers!
it's me juliann blogging for you today!

now we all know scraptastic club kits ROCK!
and jessica puts so much into making sure
there is a kit that everyone will just LOVE
and that there is something for
girl and boy scrappers.

i am so blessed to have 1 girl and 2 boys.
i actually find the boy scrapping easier,
but that doesn't mean i don't got
both kit! ;) lol!!

all this really means is that
i have a to make that more feminine
kit work for a few boy pages too!

so today i'm sharing how i used
the "girly" august kit (i love me some BG!!!)
to scrap boy pages too!

here is gavin last spring (omg how time flies!!!)
i really don't think that using pink (let's call it light red lol)
on a boy page is all that bad!
so here is another gavin page with the august out of print kit!
yes there is even a flower!
*this page is based on a sketch by lori gentile*

so don't think just because a kit looks "girly"
it can't be used for ANYTHING!


Saturday, August 20, 2011

anniversary hop.....

Good morning my Scraptastic friends!

It's finally here.....our big anniversary blog hop! I can't believe that it's been a year, that really flew by fast. I just want to thank everyone that's made it possible for this little kit club of  mine to be here, and I look forward to many, many more years!!!!!!

So for the blog hop what we all decided to do was post our favorite layouts that we've done (one for each month). So get comfy, get a cup of joe and sit back.......I'm going to start with the most recent.......

So there you have it.....a year of my favs!!!!!!! Now start hopping, and be sure to leave a comment on all of the Design Team Members blogs and then come back here to let me know that you did that. You have until Sunday (tomorrow) at midnight and then one lucky hopper will be chosen by to receive a Happy Day Collection Kit from Simple Stories. I will announce the winner on Monday.

The Blog Hop list:

Friday, August 19, 2011

a little Friday inspiration.....

Good morning my Scraptastic friends!
TGIF.......are you ready for the weekend? I am. It's been a very busy week with the kids back at school. I haven't had the chance to sit down in my scraproom and play at all this week, I'm hoping to get to spend some time in there this weekend.

I have a couple of layouts to share with you this morning. Both were made with the Summer Star Kit and Add-On (There's only one of each left at the store).

First up is DT Michelle Unruh.......

Next is DT Heather Landry........

I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend. Don't forget that we're having our blog hop starting tomorrow morning at 8am. I hope that you will join us!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Color Challenge

Happy Thursday!! This week, I thought I would do a color challenge. I love color.. all different color. I don't have a favorite or not so favorite when it comes to scrapbooking. It is equal opportunity here. I let my photos dictate and go from there. You probably already noticed that my photos and paper match really well. A little OCD, I have been told I am!! Ha!

Both kits this month are full of color but very different color schemes. I went looking around on the net for more info and different color schemes than the standard and not do a specific grouping of colors. Here is one I found. I thought it would work well with what I wanted to do.Here is my take on it. 

I also thought I would play along with one of Heather's sketches this time 'round. I love how well the papers go with these photos of my sweet boy. I also incorporated some of the paint in the kit and painted my foam letters and a star.

So, my challenge to use is to try this tetradic color scheme of using four colors. I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Here are the other two challenges and some other links for you!

Happy Scrapping!!!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

GDT announcement.......

Good morning my Scraptastic friends!

First of all, I wanted to give a big Thank You to all of the lovely ladies that sent in their work for the GDT call.......I received so many and it was a really hard decision for me to make (I had to get some help from my DT).

Let's take a look and see who the  Guest Designers for September through April! (Yep, I extended it past December.)
So let's meet the lovely ladies.....

September 2011:
Let's welcome Melissa Wilson!
 Melissa. 30-something. Mother of One(Nicholas). Slightly Sarcastic. OK, extremely. Addicted to Paper. Love to take pictures. Love to read. Love Zumba. Love to make people laugh. Love being lazy. Love football. Love music...especially 80's.
Started scrapping 10 years ago when I was pregnant with Nicholas, although only became serious about it approximately 5 years ago. I love paper...definitely my favorite of the scrappy supplies! If I had to give up everything else, I'd be okay as long as I could keep my paper! Call me crazy, but I love the smell of a brand new pack of paper. Weird, I know :) 

October 2011:
Let's welcome Aphra Boyler!
My name is Aphra, and I live down South in Louisiana with my Alaskan oil man Jeff and our two boys, ages 11 and 4. While my husband is tromping around in the Alaskan tundra for weeks at a time, I'm home working part-time at a doctor's office, chasing around two rowdy boys, cleaning up after our miniature dachshund Max, and staying up into the wee hours of the night scrapbooking.

I fell in love with this hobby back in 2000 when my oldest son was born, and I get more and more addicted with each new product release. It's my passion, my creative outlet, my sanity! Mostly, I create layouts of my family, but I also enjoy making cards, gifts, and decor. Honestly, I will use any excuse to get to scrapbook!

November 2011:
Let's welcome back Melanie Stanczyk!
Hello, my name is Melanie Stanczyk. I live in Wisconsin with my husband Scott and our 3 children, Kaden, Khila, and Brandon. My family understands my passion/obsession for scrapbooking and because of that, they are my favorite subjects to scrap. Luckily, they are always willing to be photographed at any given moment!

I’m instantly drawn to pattern paper, buttons, and cute embellishments. My fingers are always covered in ink and glue; I guess that’s why I love this hobby! I like to use “unexpected” elements such as wood, fabric and vintage pieces. I take pleasure in spending extra time to add little details on my projects. I wish I could tell you my scrapbook style but the truth is I can’t decide. One day it fun and colorful and the next it’s distressed and vintage.

December 2011:
Let's Welcome Izzy Anderson!
Hi from sunny North Carolina. I’m Izzy Anderson. I have been scrapbooking for two years, but have been creating in some capacity since I was a little girl. I am really blessed to have grown up among artistic people. Both my mom and dad made things with their hands and they got it from their parents. As a little girl, I made felt ornaments at Christmas, various needlework projects, handmade gifts and a wide variety of things with paper, glue, paints, wood and modge podge. Later, I became interested in beading and jewelry-making. After my son, now 2, was born I was introduced to scrapbooking. I am not sure how this hobby eluded me all these years, but I quickly found my passion for scrapbooking eclipsing all other crafts. Yet, I find I sometimes hark back to them on my pages, sewing a few stitches here, adding some beads there, or playing with paint. I love the way crafts can mix and mingle and I enjoy making cards and altered projects in addition to layouts.
I am really delighted to be part of this community and can’t wait to play with the Scraptastic kits, contribute to the blog and get to know you all. 

January 2012:
Let's Welcome Amanda Johnson!
Hi!! My name is Amanda Johnson. I live in a small town in southern Indiana with my wonderful husband and two beautiful daughters. I am blessed enough to be a stay-at-home mom and I love having the opportunity to be there with my girls as they grow and get all those important everyday moments captured with my trusty camera! =)
 I started scrapping about 4 yrs ago when my oldest daughter was just a few months old. I had always loved taking pictures and this was a wonderful next step for me! I am not a crafty person by nature, so I was very surprised when I loved scrapping as much as I did! Now I love having that "me" time in my craft space, and I also love being able to share the albums and layouts I make with family and friends, and I love passing this wonderful love for creating onto my daughters.
 February 2012:
Let's Welcome Jessica Ball!
Hi I’m Jessica living the suburban life in Wisconsin. I live with the most amazing people. Doug is the man who holds my heart and keeps me sane. Grace (Gracie) is my super sweet oldest and an avid scrapbooker herself. Quintin (“Q”) is my middle child and gives me a run for my money but always keeps me laughing. Olivia (Livie) is the baby of the family and doesn’t want to miss a moment of anything; therefore she thinks napping and sleeping at night are out of the question.

I started scrapbooking shortly before my first was born as a way to tell her all that I wanted to say but she was not able to understand yet. I kept with it as a form of stress relief and a way to express my creativity. I also enjoy many other artsy things such as crocheting and photography. When I’m not getting crafty I love creating fun memories while on family vacations, date nights with Doug or just a nice night at home!

March 2012:
Let's Welcome Madeline Fox!
Hi there! I'm Madeline Fox, wife and mother, savvy scrapbooker, paper arts addict, photography buff, social justice advocate, music junkie, foreign film fanatic, book aficionado, beach lover, chocoholic and would-be photo-journalist for National Geographic! I've been scrapping for over 9 years and absolutely love this constantly evolving art form. I enjoy combining patterns and colors, layering papers and embellishments, and am particularly fond of bingo cards, buttons and trim, pins, flowers, chipboard shapes and letters, tags, and bottle caps, which are sometimes seen as my signature embellishment! I call my style "organized collage", because the side of me that loves bright colors and straight lines seems to be in conflict with the side that loves casually placed ephemera, aging and distressing. This art form is important to me in so very many ways. It's a form of expression and a way to de-stress. I am preserving precious memories of our family of 7, while preserving sanity in these busy hectic days of mine! A quote from Pablo Picasso sums it up nicely. "Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." 

April 2012:
Let's Welcome Barb Prendergast!
Hi! My name is Barb Prendergast, and I am a "life artist". I live in central Illinois with my husband of 27 years. We have four grown children, three children-in-law, and six grandchildren -- with another due in March. I'm a former newspaper reporter/editor and marketing director, currently substitute teaching in area schools and child care centers. Although I made cut-and-paste scrapbooks as a kid, I started "scrapbooking" when my husband gave me my first digital camera seven years ago and I discovered the scrap supply aisle at Walmart. I love scrapbooking because it allows me to express my creativity and use my writing and design skills, while preserving my family's history in a meaningful way. My favorite subjects to scrap are my family (what a surprise!), heritage photos, and those everyday moments that otherwise might be forgotten. I'm very excited to be a guest designer at Scraptastic Club!

Well there you have our GDT......I'm so excited to see what all of these lovely ladies come up with for their month!

Have a wonderful day.....and don't forget to check back tomorrow to find out what the new August challenge is!

One last item, yesterday started our huge blowout sale, everything except for the August kits that are left has been marked down 50% from it's original price, there's no code to use! You can find the sale page here. The sale will end on Sunday at midnight.