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Monday, March 1, 2010

March Happenings!!
Well, the last newsletter wished you a happy 2010, and we sure hope two months in, the year is treating you well! Have you embraced any new opportunities? Held strong to resolutions?

Three members of our internet home are embracing a new opportunity now. Rita (mykidsmom4ever), Krissy (aremid), and Lisa (lisa9er) have assumed the duties of ownership as Wendi decided it was time for her to step down. I know all three were honored that Wendi entrusted ‘her baby’ to them.

It’s a bittersweet time for her, seeing the old become new, and all of the cosmetic changes going on. It’s bittersweet in a way for the new owners as well. They will embrace this opportunity to help the community grow, and resolve to keep the closeness in true friendships found there.

If it’s been a while since you stopped by the site, we invite you to come over, check out the new ‘paint on the walls’ and jump in on a scrappy challenge or two! There will be fun with new and exciting sponsors, contests, and prizes any scrapper would love! The door is always open, c’mon over!
Everything Old is New Again – Repurposing for Scrapping!

Go green and have some fun scrapping! Below are a few ideas on going green with your creations. Hope you decide to try an idea and share it in our gallery:

*Buttons - use those extra buttons for a card, layout or project!
*Cut up strips of old clothes and make flowers and ribbons.
*Use other pieces of cloth to help clean stamps.
*Reuse the chipboard tags from newly purchased clothes, some are very artistic – you can also paint, stamp, etc. to make them your own.
*Junk mail/newspapers could also be cut into strips for handmade flowers or interesting embellies.
*Decorate old CD’s/DVD’s to make fridge magnets.
*Have you ever thought about using your cereal boxes for scrapbooking? The boxes are made of chipboard! Cutout any shape, cover it with scrapbook paper or paint, and PRESTO! you've got your own recycled, unique embellishment!
*Recycle jars: An old jar with a metal lid and a jelly jar are great storage for small stamp pads or small stamps and brads...
*Recycle greeting cards: Cut out those cute graphics on greeting cards and use them as custom-made embellishments on your next layout!
*Repurpose gift wrapping. Instead of throwing away used wrapping paper or gift bags and tags, consider including pieces of them in a holiday or birthday scrapbook as page decorations and colorful reminders of special gifts - and a fun new way to recycle!
*The most obvious: Remember to recycle. Scrapbooking by its very nature relies on a renewable resource - paper. Paper also is recyclable, so remember to recycle your scraps if you can't use them for projects.

Submitted by Erin Bailey (aunt e)
Sponsor of the Month
Digital Delights
From the Digital Delights owner:

Hi there, my name is Wendy (aka Louby Loo). Welcome to Digital Delights, a magical place filled with my little digi creations from all walks of life. Digital Delights is your one stop shop for Digital Stamps with instant downloads 24/7. Digital stamps for stamping, cardmaking and scrapbooking or any project you enjoy!!! My digital stamps or digi stamps are perfect for all of your projects. We also have a great line of Clear Acrylic Stamps which I have enjoyed illustrating and are available from Clear Dollar Stamps, just look for Louby Loo Creations. I hope you enjoy our site and store and look forward to meeting with you and seeing your wonderful creations too!!
Check out the message board and gallery to see what our Design Team creates with these wonderful products!
Ongoing Challenges for March!

There's always something fun happening at our message board! Chatty contests, RAK giveaways, and more! Come on over to the message board and check out the ongoing list of challenges: Click Here

(You must be a registered user to view challenges)
March Gallery Inspiration

"Siblings" by Luzma
"Merry Christmas 2008" by Paula
"Oh Boy" by Elaine
"Love Love That Smile" by Chelsea
"A Great Day" by Jenny

Sketch of the Month

This month's sketch is brought to you by one of our very own community members, Paula Schober! Paula has a newly created Ning Network site that she has made to share her wonderful sketches and challenges! Please visit it and join today: The Scrapbook Speedway

We'd love to see your creations based on this sketch...please upload to our gallery or on the message board to show us what you've done. Enjoy!
Special Project Section

Altered Address Book by Trisha
This month's special project is brought to us by Design Team member, Trisha. Trisha has created an altered address book as a cute gift to give to one of her daughter's classmates who recently moved away. Inside, all of her friends wrote their names and addresses so that they could always keep in touch. What a great gift idea!

To see instructions on how to create your very own altered address book, please visit the message board: Click Here
Don't forget to check out our online gallery for lots of inspiration and great projects!

Newsletter designed and formatted by Jenny

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