Tuesday, December 16, 2008

New & Improved MemoryWorks Express Program

MemoryWorks has decided to do some revisions to their current monthly kit program. Here's the e-mail I received last week:

We are thrilled to announce some exciting changes to our MemoryWorks Express program!

After evaluating our monthly kit program over the past two years, we are excite
d to announce some changes that are sure to delight you and your customers. Rest assured that you will continue to receive the same great product-packed, coordinating kits you've come to love and expect, however we are streamlining each kit in order to add more flexibility, more creativity, and more inspiration than ever!

MW Express: Now only $29.95 per Month!

You and your customers will continue to receive an awesome product-packed kit at an amazing value, giving you a little more wiggle room in your scrapbook budget each month!

MWExpress Changes: (Effective January 2008)

New Lower Price!

The very best news of all is that we will be reducing the price of each kit to only $29.95, with a reduced shipping cost of $6.50, per month. What more could you want from a fabulous monthly kit program?

New & Improved Kits!

With the new price reduction, our monthly kits will no longer include a set amount of patterned paper, cardstock, altered items and ribbon. Instead each monthly kit will include varying amounts of designer paper, cardstock and embellishments. This new change will allow us the flexibility to add all of the hottest, trendsetting products that are available right now in each monthly kit, and not be confined to any specific sizes, numbers or quantities. Plus, we'll be able to add more of the fun embellishments and elements to finish all of those layou
ts and projects you create each month.

New Ideas & Creativity!

You and your customers will love the brand new Idea Express PDF, an added feature to our new and improved kits! Our Idea Express PDF will be packed with inspiration and ideas highlighting the contents of each kit. Each Idea Express PDF will feature sketches and samples from PageMaps, showcasing ideas for layouts, cards and projects, along with some suggestions for altered items and product enhancements from our very own Me
moryWorks catalog. This PDF will be released each month in our Idea Express email on the same day that the kit is announced. This will give you and your customers more creatvity and inspiration by allowing you to see all of the exciting projects you can create with your MWExpress... with time to add a subscription before the kits are shipped out.

We hope you're just as excited as we are about these new changes!

I am super excited about the upcoming changes. I will keep everyone updated as I receive more information. This monthly kit club is a subscription, but can be canceled at ANY TIME! Let me know if you are interested in purchasing a kit for yourself!

Here's a little peak of the January 2009 kit:

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Scrap Whispers Reveal!

Here it is!! Team 2 of the Scrap Whispers challenge!

Here is the layout that we started with:
I started by scraplifting my own layout based on this layout. I then passed my layout to the next person who scraplifted MY layout. Her layout was passed to another person...and so on and so forth. It was so fun to see the progression of layouts that come forward.

Here are Team 2's layouts:

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Felt Christmas Tree Card

Time for a quick and easy tutorial!!! I'm going to show you how to make a quick, easy, and cute felt Christmas tree card.

Here's what you will need:
Cardstock card & envelope
Green Felt

Scrap patterned paper


Step 1: Gather your supplies.

Step 2: Cut 3 triangles from the green felt. Don't worry about making them perfect.

Step 3: Add Stickles around the edges of the felt triangles and set aside to dry.

Step 4: Cut patterned paper to fit front side of card, flap of envelope, and inside of envelope. Distress paper if you would like. Adhere to card and envelope.

Step 5: Once Stickles are dry, adhere felt pieces to front of card to resemble a tree.

Step 6: Add embellishments to your liking.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Monday, December 1, 2008

December Moments to Remember Kit

You are going to love this beautiful Christmas-y/snowy paper with my personal favorite--Stickles!!!! Stop over to Moments to Remember to order your kit---TODAY for only $20!!

This is what I created with just a portion of the kit:

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Scrap Whispers Challenge #9

This week's Scrap Whispers challenge is to scraplift one (or more) of the fabulous design team member layouts. You can check out all of the design team layouts here.

Here is my layout using Georgina's Peppermint Fudge Embellishment kit for the tree and ribbon:

****Make sure to paste a link to this thread if you using my layout to scraplift. I would love to see what you do with it!!!!

Sketchfest II

Awhile back I participated in Creative Scrappers Sketchfest. It was a great week with lots and lots of sketches and prizes. I LOVE sketches!!!! Today kicks off Sketchfest II!!!! Stop over to the Creative Scrappers Forum and check out all the awesome sketches that are lined up for this week. There are also games and prizes award throughout the week. A fun way to jumpstart your creativity!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008


Last night I actually had a chance to scrap again---during a weeknight!!! Wow!!! I decided to participate in the Creative Scrappers One Hour Sketch challenge. I've done a few of these in the past and they are so fun. Creative Scrappers posts a sketch at 8pm. You have one hour to complete your layout based on the sketch and 15 minutes to upload a picture. One hour is cutting it pretty close for me. I'm a s....ll.....oooo....www scrapper. This doesn't give me much time to ponder things, BUT it helps me stay focused and get it done!

Here's the sketch:Here's my layout:
I used some odds and ends that I had leftover from my November Moments to Remember kit. I'm really excited and happy with how it turned out.

PLUS!!!!! After the challenge is completed a random drawing is done with all the participants for a prize. Guess what??!!!! I WON!!!! Here's what I won: An awesome kit provided by Color Me Daisy. Thank you!!!!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

December MemoryWorks Express Kit

Merry and Bright, Fun and Whimsical, Rosy cheeks and Snow angels; come and play in the snow with us this month!

Our new December kit has everything you could possibly need to scrapbook these moments worth remembering. From the playful pinks, reds, greens, and blues of the patterned paper and cardstock, to the fanciful page enhancements and embellishments and a festive altered item to complete the project - "Flurry" will help you to bring the magic of the season to all of your holiday pages and projects...

Patterned Paper

{1} 12x12 Be Merry Candy Stripes (My Minds Eye)
{1} 12x12 Be Merry Jack Frost (My Minds Eye)
{1} 12x12 Be Merry Snowball Fun (My Minds Eye)
{1} 12x12 Be Merry Sweet Sprinkles (My Minds Eye)
{1} 12x12 Be Merry Trim the Tree (My Minds Eye)
{1} 12x12 Be Merry Big Flakes (My Minds Eye)
{1} 12x12 Red & Green Notebook (Creative Imaginations)
{1} 12x12 Red Die-cut (Creative Imaginations)

Solid Cardstock

{1} 12x12 Blue Yonder (Prism)
{1} 12x 12 Vanilla Creams (Prism)
{1} 12x12 Blush Red (Prism)
{1} 12x12 Rose Light (Prism)
{1} 12x12 Suede Brown Dark (Prism)
{1} 12x12 Spring Willow Medium (Prism)


{1} 12x12 Sheet Be Merry Die-cut Shapes (My Minds Eye)
{1} 6x12 Sheet Bon Bon Loopy Lou Letter Stickers (Doodlebug Designs)
{3} 1x2 Kraft & Red Tickets (Creative Imaginations)
{3} 1 ½ x 2 ¾ Chocolate Tags (Creative Imaginations)
{3} Ladybug Buttons - Assorted Sizes (Doodlebug Designs)
{3} Cupcake Buttons - Assorted Sizes (Doodlebug Designs)
{3} Swimming Pool Buttons - Assorted Sizes (Doodlebug Designs)
{4} Holiday Treats Flowers (Prima)
{1} 12" Red Loops Felt Border (Creative Imaginations)
{1} Yard 5/8" Celery Dot Ribbon
{1} Yard 5/8" Teal Blue Sheer Ribbon
{1} Yard 3/8 Dark Red Two Tone Ribbon
{1} Yard 1/4" Pink Sheer Ribbon

Altered Project

{1} 6x6 Naked Binder with Red Trim (7 Gypsies)
{6} Page Protectors (7 Gypsies)

Bonus Cards

{1} 5.5x8.5 Blue Yonder (Prism)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Vanilla Cream (Prism)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Blush Red (Prism)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Rose Light (Prism)
{1} 5.5x8.5 Spring Willow Medium (Prism)
{5} 5 3/4 x 4 3/8 Natural Envelopes

Contact me NOW to find out how you can receive your December MemoryWorks Express kit!!!!

My Beer Nut

A fun layout of my wonderful "Beer Nut" husband at the Iowa Festival of Beers. I used the new Crate Paper: Lemon Grass collection (paper, die cuts, and border)----absolutely LOVED it!!! Isn't that squirrel cute??!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Music Man

My handsome little man all dressed up and ready for his big debut in the Odyssey chorus.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Scrap Whispers Challenge #8

This weeks challenge at Scrap Whispers is to create a layout based on this lovely pillow cushion found on etsy.

Here's my take:

***I also used Georgina's wonderful Peppermint Fudge embellishment kit. Get yours NOW!!!!!

I just returned from a weekend scrapping retreat. I completed 14 layouts!!!! I will be updating my blog often to show you all my creations!!!! Stay tuned!!!!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Peppermint Fudge

My friend Georgina from Scrap Whispers has a very cool embellishment kit for sale on her Etsy Shop--Peppermint Fudge! Stop over and check it out. For only $16 you can get all of the following:

1 x (6x9 inch) sized piece of turquoise felt
1 x (6x9 inch) sized piece of brown felt
1 x Turqouise Dye Ink Pad
11 x strips of different ribbon (as pictured) each approx 23.5 inches in length
1 x turquoise, handstamped journalling tag
1 x light brown, handstamped journalling tag
1 x dark brown, handstamped journalling tag
1 x "snag'em stamps by imaginisce, fairest of them all collection" clear tree stamp (acrylic block required to use this, not supplied)
1 x sparkly turquoise glitter chipboard butterfly
1 x (3.5 x 2.5 inch) artist trading card - blank card ready for your art with details on the back for your information (title, artist, info, no, date etc)
1 x handmade pen, wrapped in ribbon and embellished with fabric, felt, feathers and bling! Makes writing fun!

I can't wait to play with mine!!! I'll post pictures of my creations as soon as possible!!!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Scrap Whispers: Challenge #6

This week your challenge is to scrap about a "Sticky Situation". This will be open to your interpretation!!

To kick you off - some thoughts to ponder and maybe to spark some ideas:

Someone you meet has their zipper down;
Something stuck in your teeth;
Somone literally got stuck in something;
Someone is wearing something ugly and they asked you how they looked;
Uncomfortable or difficult situations;
How to handle that situation;
Famous family story about how uncle albert was corned by a bear;
Youve eaten something really sticky;

Stop over at the Scrap Whispers blog and check out all the design team layouts.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Scrap Whispers Update!!!!

Scrap Whispers has a new look! Stop over to the Scrap Whispers blog and check it out!

Also, sign-ups for the next Scrap Whispers round #2 is happening RIGHT NOW!!! This is your chance to participate in a super fun challenge. Here's the skinny:

What is Scrap Whispers?

Remember that game you used to play as a kid? Where you secretly whisper a phrase to the next person sat in a circle, who then whispers it to the next person and so on? The last person announces the phrase out loud and this usually results in a completely different phrase than the one you started off with?!

Well, thats basically how scrap whispers works too. Only with scrapbook layouts instead of a phrase!

How Does it work?

Firstly you sign up by sending an email to: Gh26@sky.com with your full name, email address and a link to your blog if you have one. Each game will last for 2 months, after which we will open sign ups again. ---make sure to mention that I (Sarah) sent you!!!!!

You then get allocated to a team of other participants. In your team, you will have a team leader who will be a member of our design team.

Each main whispers challenge runs for 2 months in total and will be co-ordinated by your team leader. It will involve you scraplifting one layout that is passed to you. I start by scraplifing a layout and then I pass it to another member of the team. That person will scraplift my layout and pass it onto someone else in the team and so on.

At the end of the 2 months, team leaders will reveal all their team layouts in one go and you will be able to see the progression as the "whisper" got passed on! Its fascinating to see how the layouts change.

Its great fun to play and its interesting to see the whispers challenge layouts and how they each differ from the next. Plus, you get to make some new friends in your teams!

So----act now and sign up today!!!!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Scrap Whispers Challenge #5

I probably should have posted this a few days ago, but.......here it is anyway. You still have a few days to complete a layout!

Challenge #5: Fall Into me

In honor of Fall, do a layout with the word "Fall" in the title (or some variation...falling, fell, etc.). Use your imagination. The word "fall" has so many connotations, it can be about literally falling (as in falling down, falling in love) or about the season Fall. Just get creative with it.

Check out what the Scrap Whispers design team has created at the Scrap Whispers Blog!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Moments to Remember November Kit

Check out the new November Moment's to Remember kit! Time to get ready for Christmas!!!! Here are a few things I created with the kit:

"Christmas 07 Mini Album"

"Christmas Planner"
"Together"--6x12 layout

Friday, October 31, 2008

November MemoryWorks Express Kit

"Trends and Traditions"
Join us in celebrating the latest trends in scrapbooking while remembering your special family traditions...MemoryWorks latest kit blends the deep, warm shades of burgundy, black, cream, and brown along with charming page embellishments and an adorable altered home decor project to create a truly heart-warming kit...You'll love creating keepsakes for your most cherished memories with this rich, beautiful, and eclectic mix.

Contact me to find out how you can yours!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Who's Line is it Anyway?

Challenge #4 is up on the Scrap Whispers blog. Here are the details:

Each DT member came up with something you have to include in your layout:

Karry wants your layout to have the theme of FAMILY
Sarah has suggested one of the colors you use has to be BLUE
Another color was suggested by Nancy - LIGHT TAN
Telah wants you to use the word TOGETHER somewhere on your layout
and for emblishments Nilsa wants you to use FLOWERS
Crystal has set a challenge for you to use - THEMED STICKERS

So - thats your challenge this week - create a family themed layout in blue and light tan with the word "together" , flowers and themed stickers!

Stop over at the Scrap Whispers blog too see what the design team has created.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

All Grown Up

This is another layout I entered for the Mon Ame Memories November Guest Design Team Challenge. We were to create a layout based on this sketch.

The second part of the challenge is to take the words "MON AME" and for each letter you have to have some sort of supply. For example:
M-Making Memories paper
O-orange bazzill
and so on

My supplies were:
M-"My Boy" Prima Paper
O-Orange Bazzil Cardstock
N-Nine journaling strips
M-Making Memories Marker

Friday, October 24, 2008

Altered Magnet

This past weekend I hosted a Altered Magnet Challenge during the Moments to Remember Fall Crop. This is a super easy and fun way to alter some of your "where did I get that" magnets on your fridge. Here's how:

Step 1: Gather your supplies
-magnet---any size
-patterned paper scraps
-Chipboard--any shape
Step 2: Cut patterned paper to cover magnet. Glue to magnet.

Step 3: Distress edges with ink.
Step 4: Paint chipboard.
Step 5: Glue chipboard to magnet.
Step 6: Embellish.
Step 7: DONE!!!!