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Sunday, March 28, 2010

The Drury Inn

I used my good friend, Trisha's, Sketch #117 from Sketch Inspiration. A great sketch to work with!!!

All papers are DCWV - The Green Stack except for the scrap papers I used for the journaling box. I used Thickers for the title work. The ribbon, flowers and button were all just extras I had.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Classy & Fabulous

Here's my newest layout! I used sketch #116 from Sketch Inspiration. What a great sketch to work with!!!

I used Bo Bunny's Kitchen Spice papers which I got from JuJu Bee's September Kit. This was a perfect matchup! Everything was included in the kit except for the flowers.

When I went to use my flourish, it fell apart. Yes, it fell to pieces....literally! So, I did the best I could to piece it all together and I think it came out pretty decent!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

What's a Scrapbooking Artist?

I AM!!!

Yup, Me! I have been chosen to become the very first Scrapbooking Artist for Digital Delights! I can't even tell you how excited and thrilled I am. I have come a long way since I first got started in September 2004. This is just the next step in my scrapping life. I am one step closer to my dream....making a living with scrapbooking!!!

Check out their website and store for some awesome stuff and some freebies!!! And, be sure to pop in on Saturdays as they will be "Scrappy Saturday with Paula!"

I'm hoping to provide you with some inspiration in creating your own wonderful layout using their adorable and creative images! See you there!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Lucky You Online Crop

Are you feeling lucky? I hope so! Have Your Way With Paper is having a FUN online crop this weekend; the "Lucky You" Crop!

Here are just a few of the challenges going on: Stash Dash, Gallery Hunt, Power of 3, Common Links and several more!!

*HOP* on over, get registered for FREE and join in the fun! Don't forget to upload your complete works of art to our gallery choc-full of some wonderful inspiration!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Do Leprechauns Scrap?

Well, at Have Your Way With Paper they DO! Come on over starting Friday, March 19! I have a feeling a friendly and sneaky little family leprechaun has some surprises in store! Challenges and Prizes are sure to pop up!

Registration is FREE and so is the fun! You won't be dissappointed when you join our online paper community! You can also visit our gallery to get some more ideas for this fun-filled online weekend crop! Can't wait to meet you and see your wonderful works of art!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Li'l Picasso - sketch #64

I flipped the sketch on it's side. I used My Mind's Eye "Complete Boy" paper pack for the papers and Bazzill for the green cardstock background. I used my piercing tool to make some haphazard holes on the Cricut Cut circle and laced some thread through.

Roe's BFF Carlton - sketch #73

I used Crate Paper's "Mia Collection Kit" for the entire layout. I also used Thickers for the title!

Just 'Cuz - sketch #68

For the brown background paper I used Cloud 9 Design. The combination of vine/stripes/flowers/fern paper aer from the Paper Loft. The last 3 pattern papers are from My Mind's Eye "All Boy" paper pack. This is a HUGE pack and well worth the inexpensive cost!
This sketch is featured this month at Have Your Way With Paper! Check it out and all the other creations which were inspired by this sketch! Also, my website is featuring this sketch too! Go check it out too!!

Play around with this sketch and email me your creation. I will be happy to share it here for all to see!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

March Sketch

Here you go! Have fun with it! This is my sketch #68 which is part of the March Challenges over at Have Your Way With Paper and on my website!

I'll be sure to upload my layout as soon as possible!

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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