The Scrapping Bug!

This was the announcement on The Scrapping Bug forum and blog today....



Mon Ame Memories - A CROPPIN' WE WILL GO!

Make sure you check out all the awesome and creative challenges for the Mon Ame Memories Super Bowl Weekend Crop!

Here's a page I made for my challenge this evening using the MAM January kit!

Hope to see you there!


We're Croppin' Tonight!!! & A Chance to Win!

Over at Mon Ame Memories we're going to have a crop! A Superbowl Weekend Crop!

The Design Team will be hosting challenges starting Friday, Jan 30th (TONIGHT) - Feb 1st.
These challenges will range from easy to difficult.
Some will be timed and some will be due Sunday by midnight.
We will do a draw at the end of the crop for:
Grand Prize and many other prizes.

Crop Hours (Central Time)
Friday 6pm - 12 mid
Saturday 10am - 12 mid
Sunday 10am - 8pm

We hope to see you there! When you sign in, tell 'em Ally sent ya!

Wanna win the beautiful digital kit by Jennifer Balding below? Check out the details of how to win here.


Another "Hand-in-Hand" Creation!

I have another card being featured on Melanie's Meunchinger's blog, "Hands, Head and Heart" today using her beautiful "Hand-in-Hand" stamp set for Gina K. Designs.

Gina K. Designs has also released 6 new stamps sets too! Make sure you check them out here! If you purchase 3 sets of stamps you can get the featured stamp set "Tag Lines" for FREE!!

Even though Gina's on-line store is based out of the US, her shipping costs ROCKS for shipping here to Canada. $5.95 flat rate for shipping orders over $35.00 to Canada. LOVE that!!!

Make sure you check out her new stamp storage too! I gotta get me some of them!


Random Chaos - Sneak Peek

Here are a few sneak peeks of my Random Chaos layout for this coming Monday! This week's challenge was a good one!

Just a reminder.... you have one more day to be entered to win my BLOG CANDY. See all the details on the right hand side of my blog or here. Good luck!


Art Freckles - Week 2

I have busy playing along with Art Freckles' latest contest, "Use That Stash" and here is my week #2 contest page...

We had to use:
1. Chipboard pcs. (shapes or designs only, no letters) ~ any company
2. Flock (from a jar, rub-on, etc. Anything flocked will be accepted) ~any company
3. Small 'Prima' flowers ~ minimum of 5
4. Grommets ~ any company
5. Patterned Papers prior to 2008 from any of the following companies: K.I. Memories (including Love, Elsie), Chatterbox, Dream Street


Sneak Peeks for The Scrapping Bug February Reveal

Here are a few sneak peeks of my pages for The Scrapping Bug February kit reveal. This kit ROCKS!!!!

Stay tuned for the full reveal in a few days.


Signed Book Giveaway!

I am lucky enough to work for the International Scrapbooking Association (weScrap) as their Assistant Team Director.

AND... I get to work with the very talented Jessica Acs and Jess has just released her very own book, "Outstanding Mini Albums - 50 Ways to Create Mini Scrapbooks". As part of the experience of going to CHA this week, Jess is offering up a free, signed copy of her book to one lucky winner!

Check out Jess' blog for details on how you can enter her random draw! Good luck!


I Was Given ......

I was given this great artistic Marie Antoinette Award from the very talented Jacqui! Make sure to check out Jacqui's blog.

I have to pass this along to 7 people, who also have to pass it along to 7 people who inspire them. You link to the person who gave you the award and to the people you give it to. I'm passing this award along to some of my very dear blog friends, who always inspire me with their work and their nice comments:


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Here's my page for this week's challenge for Random Chaos.

For this week's challenge was to use blue, ribbon and black and white photos.

So Far Away

Supplies: cardstock, Bazzill, Prism; patterned papers, My Mind's Eye; ticket, my creative mess; ribbon, Doodlbeug; letters, American Crafts; ink, Ranger; stamps, Autumn Leaves; other, thread.


Random Chaos Sneak!

We have started back at creating for Random Chaos again.

Here's a sneak peek of Monday's reveal....
If you'd like to earn a BONUS ballot into my Valentine's themed BLOG CANDY, use one of the Random Chaos challenges to create a page and then link your page back to this post to earn an additional blog candy bonus ballot.

Want to know more about my blog candy? Check out all the details here.


Mon Ame Memories Kit & Design Team Call

Mon Ame has a gorgeous kit for this month... filled with some awesome BasicGrey "Bittersweet" and lots of other goodies...

January Kit

January - Add-On Kit

Mon Ame Memories Design Team Call

Starting January 17th thru February 27th, 2009 we will be accepting Design Team Submissions. We are looking at bringing on at least 5 new designers to our team and 1 DT leader

You may apply for the Mon Ame Design Team by submitting the following to: *International applicants are welcomed.

Submit a total of 3 items:
- 1 newly created Layout
- 1 newly created Layout or Card featuring use of embellishments
- 1 Layout featuring “you”- using papers, embellishments & journaling show us who you are (does not have to be new)

All submissions will be posted in the gallery under design team submissions for general viewing.

Send a Scrapbook/artist resume & biography, as well as name, email address & full contact information with your submissions to

If you have a blog, please include that link as well.

Please include the answers to the following questions:
-Why do you think you would make a great Design Team member?

-What is your best attribute or skill?

-What is the attribute or skill that is a challenge to you?

-Do you feel that you can give inspiration, encouragement & techniques in the forum on a daily basis?

*Share any other information you feel is important for us to know about you.

*During this DT call your presence in the Forum is crucial, since the flow of a board is greatly determined by the activity and connection of the DT members to our registered board members. We do not like to set a number of post in the forums but just know if chatting in the forums and communication is not one of your strong points then this call may not be for you. Communication with forum members and other DT members is highly and strongly encouraged during this term.

If chosen as a Mon Ame Memories Design Team member you will be
Responsible for the following:

1. You will be required to create Layouts, Cards, Altered items, Mini Albums anything that showcases the Monthly Kits.

2. All layouts, cards and projects must include a materials list.

3. All DT members are required to be a registered member of our forum and post as much as possible each day. Starting threads and answering thread are a must as well as leaving praise in the gallery for our members and your fellow DT.

4. Design Team members are responsible for helping create & hosting forum challenges for our crops which we will be doing every month, providing new tips/techniques.

5. DT members are to promote where ever and whenever allowed without breaking rules on other sites. A Mon Ame DT blinkie will be developed and required in your signatures on our forum and again anywhere without breaking rules on other sites. Updating and showcasing items on your blog.

6. Communication with management is essential to a great team & Fantastic site. You will have access to the secure Design Team forum.

7. This is a 6 month commitment; DT duties will start up on March 1st 2009. You will be receiving your first kit on or around March 1, 2009. You will have immediate access to the DT forum as of March 1st so that you can get to know the other members and learn all about your responsibilities.

8. Design Team members will receive a 25% discount in the store during their contracted time and free shipping if shipped with their monthly kit/review items.

Use this thread for any questions that you may have about the call. We are here to help you be your best so that you can be the best for Mon Ame Memories.

Good Luck to all and have fun!


Freebie Friday

Make sure you check out the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog for Freebie Friday today! They're giving away some mystery goodies!


On the Road!

Today my family and I are on the road. We have been driving since 4am this morning and arrived at our destination about 8pm. You can check out my family blog if you want to know what we're up to! We should be home LATE, LATE tomorrow as long as the weather co-operates with us getting home again.


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My challenge blog Random Chaos through Janelle Richmond Lee is up and running again now after the holiday break time.

This week's challenge was to create a page using "bling, something pink & epoxy stickers".

Here's my creation....

"4 the Love of the Outdoors"

I just love the challenge of using pink on a boys layout!!!

Make sure you take a moment and have a look at all my team members designs here.

To earn an extra ballot in my blog candy, please leave a comment on the Random Chaos blog and then link your comment back here. Your comment here will earn you 2 ballots into the blog candy draw. My blog candy details are here.

Supplies: CS, Bazzill; PP, BasicGrey; Gems, journal stamp & flower, Prima; epoxy stickers, Crate Paper; letter stickers, Making Memories, Jenni Bowlin; pen, Sharpie; other, tag.


Only One More Day!

Only one more day to come and play at The Scrapping Bug! We're having a Winter Wonder Crop and all the challenge projects aren't due until Monday night at 11:59pm EST.

Here's one of my challenge entries...

Taking Chances

For this challenge by Trace, we had to reflect back on 2008. I chose to reflect back on the risks and chances we took as a family to come to live in BC.

I sure hope you'll come and play!

Don't forget about my on-going blog candy too. See details here.


An Altered Take Out Box for Valentine's Day!

- Clear plastic take out box
- Staz-On ink
- Stamps
- Patterned paper
- White cardstock
- Wet adhesive
- Repositionable adhesive
- Sharpie Marker & Copic Markers
- Post-it-notes for masking
Step One:
Disassemble your clear plastic take out box and lay it flat on your work surface. Using your Staz-On ink, stamp an image of your choosing on the center of front panel of the box. Remember the way the box folds back up so you don’t stamp your image upside down.
Step Two:
Cut out a shape that you wish to trace to make a frame around your stamped image. Make sure your stamped image will sit inside the shape you choose. Run it through a adhesive applicator like a Zyron using repositionable adhesive. I used a heart for mine.
Step Three:
Position your shape over top of your stamped image. Check the positioning over your stamped image by looking at the back of your box front.
Position a number of Post-it-notes along the edge of the front face to mask off any areas you don not want your stamps to ink.
Stamp your greeting above your shape using Staz-On ink.
Step Four:
Trace your shape with a thin tipped Sharpie marker and remove the shape mask.
Flip your stamped image over to the reverse side. Colour in your image using coloured markers. I used my Copic Sketch markers. Colour your image multiple times to deepen the colour; until desired.
Step Five:
Tie multiple pieces of ribbon to the handle.
Cut 2 patterned paper shapes and 2 white cardstock shapes for your box. Add ink to the edges of your patterned paper pieces if desired.
Step Six:
Adhere your two white cardstock shapes to the inside of your box behind your stamped images with a little bit of wet adhesive. This allows the image to show clearly especially when you fill your box with goodies.
Adhere the two patterned paper shapes on the other two blank sides of your box, below the handle holes in the sides.
Volia! I treat box to fill with goodies for someone special in your life!
Supplies: Paper: BasicGrey. Cardstock: The Paper Company. Stamps: Penny Black, Inkadinkado. Inks: Staz-On. Tools: Spellbinder’s Nestabilities (heart die). Markers: Copic Sketch, Sharpie. Take Out Box: Micheal’s. Other: ribbons.


Blog Candy!

Bella Blvd is a newer scrapbook paper and embellishment on the scrapbooking scene and they have some new scrapbooking lines coming out for Spring.

They have some cool sneak peaks on their blog and a giveaway of their new Swing into Spring line.

Check it out and post a comment for a chance to win. Tell 'em "Allison Cope" sent you!


Touch Down Time!

Over at Mon Ame Memories we're going to have a crop! A Superbowl Weekend Crop!

The Design Team will be hosting challenges starting Friday, Jan 30th - Feb 1st.
These challenges will range from easy to difficult.
Some will be timed and some will be due Sunday by midnight.
We will do a draw at the end of the crop for:
Grand Prize and many other prizes.

Crop Hours (Central Time)
Friday 6pm - 12 mid
Saturday 10am - 12 mid
Sunday 10am - 8pm

We hope to see you there! When you sign in, tell 'em Ally sent ya!


Some More "Hand-in-Hand" Creations...

Once again, I've had the honour of being Melanie Meuchinger's Guest Designer for her new release of "Hand-in-Hand" for Gina K. Designs for December.

Here is another creation using her beautiful rubber stamp set...


Melanie has a little bit more information of her blog about her new set, here today.

I absolutely LOVE all of Gina K.'s stamps and can't wait to get a hold of some more in the near future!


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