Monday, May 21, 2012

We've moved the blog....

Good morning my Scraptastic friends. I just wanted to let you all know that we have officially moved the blog. You can now find us here:

The Blog Challenges have also been moved to the new blog. I've put up links for each of the May Blog Challenges on the sidebar of the new blog so that you can find them easily. Hope to see you on the new blog for daily inspiration from the Design Team. You can follow us there through RSS feed.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Banner Love

Do you like to use banners on your pages? I had admired them for months on other people's scrapbook projects before I tried one myself. Once I did, I was hooked. Now I've been making banners for months and am STILL not over them. There are SO many variations, and this is one of my favorites...a banner bursting with a hodge-podge of overlapping flags. This is also my favorite page thus far with Scraptastic's Faded Jeans kit.

The fun part of banner-making is the arranging and stacking! For this page, I cut a bunch of banner shapes from various papers...some small, some large, some thin, some wide. Then I began my layering, with larger (longer) ones on the bottom and smaller (shorter) ones on the top. I cut the tickets from one of the kit papers to add to my banner, and used a couple of buttons from the kit as well. After assembling the main banner, I had a few extra pieces that were hung underneath the title block to give a little continuity to the page.

I find that making banners is great way to use up all those bits and pieces of paper that are leftover from other projects. In this case, I'd completed a few layouts with my kit, and with my penchant for layering, had cut up many of the papers leaving me with lots of fodder for my banner. All those little scraps didn't go to waste.

It was so much fun creating this page. I guess it's a good thing that I don't scrap chronologically, because every other page would have a banner! But hey, there wouldn't be anything wrong with that, would there?!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Framed Sun Catcher- Weathered Spring Kit

Good morning friends, 
Pinky here with an altered project using the  Weathered Spring kit.
I thought that I would make a Framed Sun-Catcher to put in my window. 

I used a very inexpensive 1.00 frame from Michael's and 
created the frame using the scrapbook kit, then added a Sun Catcher and crystals. 

I love the look and it was so fun to make!

Friday, May 18, 2012

some new changes

Good morning my Scraptastic friends! Can you believe that another has flown by? I still can't believe that there's only 3 more weeks left of school!!! Where has the time gone?

Well, I've been a very busy girl the past few days. I've made some changes to the website....go check it out! I've still got just a few kinks to work out, but for the most part it's all done : ) I hope that you all like the new changes. There will also be a forum coming soon along with a gallery, but those are not up yet. We will also be moving this blog to the one at the website, so be sure to subscribe to the new one. You can see the new Scrapbook blog here.

The last of the June kits will be here today, which means that I will have sneaks posted for you this weekend! You won't want to miss these!

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Use Your Stash - 3rd May Challenge

It's Thursday! That means a new challenge! Let's get right to it. Last week, I shared a LO using the Out of Print Scrapbook Kit. Well, this week I am continuing with that. There is a twist though.. you have to use buttons, brads and flowers on your LO. I know we all have plenty of those in our stash! I am bound and determined to use up my stash! Here is what I created...
I pulled the pinks and green from the Scrapbook kit to go with my photo of my daughter. I used a sketch from the talented Aphra Bolyer for this.
From the Scrapbook kit, I used the paper, of course, the brads and buttons.
From my stash, I found some paper flowers with the bling on them and some floss, as well as some thickers alphas for the title.
I am happy to say, I have just bits left of this kit! Yay!!

Now, go! Dig through your stash and see what you can come up with! :) Make sure to link your project back to this post. I would love to see what you created. Plus, you will get a chance at the prize for May. You have until June 6th at midnight.

Happy Scrappin'!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Spring Flowers

Happy Wednesday! Michelle here... back to share another project. This weeks project was made with the Faded Jeans Scrapbook kit and add on. Originally, when I saw the sneak of this kit, I immediately thought of pages completely different than what I have been making. Upon receiving my kit and immediately tearing into it, looking through the contents, I changed my mind. The feel of this kit lead me in a different direction. Have you ever done that? See a kit and think of things, then once getting it, go a totally different direction? Today's project is all about spring and time spent together, my little family and I. The photos couldn't be anymore perfect.
See? These were just screaming to be used with this kit. The blues in the photos with the little pop of yellow from my daughter's scarf and my son's shovel, it matches so well. I used a sketch from Jana Eubank. I am just feeling so stuck with all of the 4x6 photos. So, sketches to the rescue. I used the yellow liquid pearls and filled in the centers of the shapes with it. I dug through my stash looking for more flowers, feeling they were the appropriate embellishment being they are planting flowers.
I used the OA sprinkler and colored one of my paper flowers, then taking a glimmer mist and coloring that a pale yellow. I borrowed some letters (again swapping products from the other kit) for my title. I used the clear tiny letters from the Out of Print kit. A punched butterfly with a gem to finish off my title area. Some pen stitching and layered stickers at the bottle of the LO finish it up.

I hope this has inspired you to think of different possibilities you can use your monthly scrapbook kits with.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

happy tuesday

happy tuesday scraptastic club scrappers!

hope you all are having better weather than we are here in ny!

have i told you how much i LOVE
the colors in this scrapbook kit???
oooh and the spritz!!!

so much rain lately it's hard to
take good pics of pages!
do you have an amf bowling 
center near you?
if you do sign your kids up
for the free summer bowling program!
it's easy to do online :)
it's a great thing to do on those
not so nice summer days!

Monday, May 14, 2012

At Ten

It's Monday and that means I get to bug you all again! Heather here, and I'd like to share this page I made about my daughter's current thoughts, dreams, likes, and dislikes. I actually dreamed this layout. I was thinking about what I could do with this current photo of Alexis right before I went to bed. I had a dream that I used thought bubbles and that I stitched a line to connect them to her. When I sat down to create the page, that's exactly what I did!

This is technically a hybrid layout because I typed the journaling on digital journaling spots, then I printed  and cut them out. The journaling spots seemed a little plain, so I colored the doodled border around the journaling spot with a teal color pencil. 

I really loved the Thickers in this month's scrapbook kit. I used them to create the title for my page. As you can see, I also added a little flower to her hair. I put a gem in the center of the flower to add more sparkle!

I finished the page by adding her full name over a tiny bit of scalloped cardstock. It felt a little bit bare, so I layered a circle and added another gem to give it more detail.

That's all for me today, but don't forget to enter this month's challenges! There's always a really good prize for the winner and you totally don't want to miss out on the inspiration.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A Great Color Combo

Like Julie, I also used the Faded Jeans scrapbook kit for a Pinewood Derby photo! How could I not!? Anyone with Cub Scouts will understand what a great kit this is for scout activities. The blue hues and yellow are well matched for their uniform and neckerchief, so I just knew that one of my pages this month would highlight a scouting event! Going through my photos, I found the perfect picture.

On my Pinewood Derby page I mounted the blue patterned paper over yellow cardstock, adding photo corners all around. Next I layered blue and yellow patterned papers above and below a ticket border. Then I adhered several of the kit stickers to chipboard and used them to decorate the top half of my page, leaving room for my title.

The tags here are purely decorative. I love using them this way...sticking out haphazardly and tied with twine. 

Blue and yellow is such a great color combination. But you don't have to have a cub scout to find it appealing. Let's see what you can do with these colors.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

So Much Fun & So Very Young

Good morning friends, 
Pinky here creating a layout using the Weathered Spring kit.
It's so much fun looking back on photos from a few years ago.
That's why I chose this title So Much Fun & So Very Young
because you look back and they were YOUNG! 
 This scrapbook kit has totally inspired me to create, create and create!
 I used the add on to add pizazz to the title. 
Wonderful and versatile kit!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

it's the second may challenge

Good morning my Scraptastic friends!
It's Thursday which means it's time for another challenge. I offer up the following challenge:
I want you to use either a song title or a line from a song as the title of your page.
Easy Peasy, right?????
Well I can't make it that easy peasy, it is a challenge after all, so here's the twist:
I want you to either have some hidden journaling or some hidden pictures.

Here's my example:

The picture is from the kids first school dance a couple of weeks ago. And here's my crazy Beans. She had a blast at the dance, can't you tell????

So on my page I wanted to showcase this crazy picture, but there were also some others that I liked as well. I made a little tag and put some tiny pictures on the back.

Here's the front of my tag:

and here's the back with the pictures:

So let's see what you all come up for this challenge!
This month's prize is a $20.00 GC to the store. And remember that you have until June 6th at midnight to submit your entries for all of the May 2012 Blog Scrapbook Challenges!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

It's a Card kind of day..

Happy Wednesday! Michelle here. I am back to share with you some more of my May projects.

First of all, aren't May's scrapbook kits fabulous?!!! I could not resist and purchased the other one and both add-ons. I love them both! :) I don't think there are very many left in the store. So, if you would like to get your hands on one, grab it/them now while you can!

Today, I am sharing with you two cards, one from each kit. The first one I made with the Faded Jeans kit. I spotted Kimber McGray's sketch on her blog and decided to play along. This is my take...
I took it pretty literal. I love the layers she had. So I punched the teal paper and the corners of the floral paper and inked them both. Some pen stitching (which was an afterthought after I had my buttons down LOL), threaded buttons with the twine. I tried stacking the middle on top of the others to give it more dimension. The elements sticker sheet had a great friend phrase on one of the stickers... perfect for a card!!
Here is a different angle.

This next one, I made with the Weathered Spring monthly scrapbook kit. I was inspired by something I pinned on Pinterest. Have you jumped onto the Pinterest bandwagon? :) This is what inspired me. I loved the quilt look with the sewing on her papers and the pinwheel in the center. Here is what I came up with.
I pulled out my Slice machine and cut the flower and its shadow, and layered it with some foam adhesive. I dug through my stash of buttons and threaded it with some twine. Lot of pen stitching on my squares I cut into triangles and re-pieced back together.
Here is a different angle for this one as well.

I am not much of  a card maker. I usually don't enjoy making cards, but this time, it was fun. :) I hope I have inspired you some to go out and make a few scrapbook cards.

Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

happy tuesday!

happy tuesday scraptastic club scrappers!! 

did you get the faded jeans scrapbook kit?
and add-on? and stamp kit?
well if you have a cub scout
this kit is soooo perfect
for your scouting pics!!

i absolutely love the AE
stamps!!! an the tape,
boy nothing makes me happier
these days than a fun roll 
of tape!!
wil had so much fun designing,
painting and racing his
yellow angry bird
pinewood derby car!!


Monday, May 7, 2012

Weathered Spring Mother's Day Cards

Happy Monday everyone. It's Heather, and I hope you all had a wonderful National Scrapbook Day! I didn't get any scrapping done this weekend because I walked my first marathon with my family, and I spent a lot of time at church. It's a good thing that I already had my scrapbook kit finished and my projects ready to go.

Now that NSBD is out of the way, it's time to focus on Mother's Day! You all remembered that it's this coming Sunday right? I was a very good girl this year. I used my scraps from the Weathered Spring scrapbook kit and add on to create cards for my Mom and grandma.

I fussy cut the chevron paper on the first card, and I stamped little tiny butterflies on some of the polka dots in the patterned paper. I also stamped part of the sentiment with one of the word stamps in the stamp add on.

On the second card, I used another rosette. I'm really getting the hang of making them. Especially since I figured out that using hot glue really gets the center to stay down. The little postage stamp shapes were cut using a die and my Cuttlebug.

I had quite a few scraps left, so I decided to be a complete overachiever and I made a Father's Day card for my grandfather as well. I used a wood grain embossing folder to add a bit more texture to the white cardstock. He's sure to love that because he's a man's man and he loves going out in the woods to hunt. 

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Lombardi Party

Today I'm showing off my first page created with the Scraptastic Faded Jeans scrapbook kit. When our team won the Super Bowl a couple of years ago, the city went nuts, and the partying went on and on. Although I'd completed a couple of layouts and a mini-album about the win, I still had some scrap-worthy photos begging for a page: Coach Sean Peyton driving from the airport waving the Lombardi trophy out the sunroof of his car, Dave Matthews performing at the NFL Kick-off party, and a trio of Saints fans with their homemade trophy hats!

To tie together the disparate photos (from different days and in dissimilar sizes) I arranged and matted them together on a rectangular piece of cardstock.

Then the title was cut with my Cricut, but instead of using the individual letters, I used the negative on my page. (Glimmer Mist in Jack O' Lantern turned cream-colored cardstock to an orange that closely matched the polka dot patterned paper.)

My "trophy" is simply a piece of chipboard covered in tin foil! So easy to do!

Sticker hinges connect a journaling block to the photos. I love how this page, in words and pictures, portrays a little more of the story of those days, that year, and our super team.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Beach Fun- Weathered Spring Kit

Good morning Scraptastic Club friends, 
I have a layout to share today using the Weathered Spring Kit
this monthly scrapbook kit is perfect for beach photos, spring photos, summer photos
and the list goes on and on! 

I used the add-on Liquid Pearls to enhance the title. 
What a beautiful scrapbook kit to work with!

Friday, May 4, 2012

April's Winner and NSD Sale.....

Good morning my Scraptastic friends....and TGIF!
I'm so ready for this weekend, the house is clean (except for my scraproom) and once I get that scraproom will time to play : )

Today kicks off our NSD sale and the sale will go through Sunday at midnight. Shop early to get the best selection. All of last years kits and add-ons and a few of this years have been marked down 50%....that's $12.50 for kits and $6.00 for add-ons. Quantities are very limited.
You can find all of the sale items here.
You can find all available kits and add-ons here.

And now to announce the winner of the April 2012 Blog Challenges.
Chosen by is lucky number 2 which by my calculations is......

Mitra Pratt

Congrats Mitra on winning the $20.00 GC to the store.
Please email me at to let me know how you'd like to spend your prize!!!!

So tax season pretty much kicked my butt this year, and I didn't scrap at all for like a month or two. But last week I finally had a chance to bust into my Great Adventures Scrapbook Kit and Add-On, and here's what I came up.......

I hope that you all have a great weekend!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Punch It Up Challenge

Are you ready for the first challenge of May?

Pinky here with a fun creative challenge to use those punches!
As you can see here I used my punch to create the flower and the border 
underneath the photos with the Weathered Spring May Kit. 
Punches can be used to make just about anything!  

This challenge is to PUNCH IT UP! Use your punches creatively on
a project. This month you could win a 20.00 GC to The Scraptastic Monthly Scrapbook Kit Club.
You have until June 6th to enter!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Hello there..

Happy May! Can you believe how fast the time is flying by?? I can't believe this year is pushing close to the half way point. Today, I am here to share with you my first Page with the Weathered Spring Scrapbook kit and add-on. There are only a few left!! Grab one quick before they are gone!

I am really enjoying playing with this one. I love the soft color palette. It lends itself very nicely with my black and white photos. Take a look...
I think this is my new favorite page. I just love these photos of my sweet boy. He was giving me all kinds of faces while I took his picture on Valentine's Day earlier this year. I played around with a PageMaps sketch, flipping it to make it work for me. I took the Handsome tag from the Faded Jeans scrapbook kit (yes, I had to get both! :) ) as it was SO fitting for my photos of my boy. I also borrowed a tag from the Faded Jeans kit for some hidden journaling as well. I love that you can mix and match scrapbook kits. ;)
I love the little banner stickers in the monthly scrapbook kit. I popped them up and even gently flipped the tips for some added dimension. The twine and gems finish it off nicely.
Here is my title. I took the gray Liquid Pearls and dotted it along the top. I added the die cut piece for an extra little something for the title, along with some pen stitching around my cardstock.
I finished off my visual triangle with a few more stickers and die cuts.

Well that is it for me today. I am off to spend some quality time with that sweet boy.

Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

happy tuesday!

happy may day!
i know it's may, but i wanted to share 1 more
april page!! since may day was made to
celebrate Flora the Roman goddess of flowers
i had to share a page with something flower-y on it!
i am so sorry for those who didn't
get the april scrapbook stamps set!!! 
how cute were the add-on
flowers for this kit!!!???? 
i used the liquid pearls on the
layered flower and a rub-on
flower to dot my "i"