A Busy Blog Week

Here are some of things happening on my blog in the next few days and some fun things to check out this week!


The myStamp BOX blog hop will begin at 6pm EST. We are introducing our 7 new designers and we're giving away a stamp set to one lucky participant. I have a fabulous announcement to add too!


The sketch team from the LCOM (Let's Capture Our Memories) (I'm their September Guest designer.) is having a blog hop to showcase the layouts featuring a sketch from the October Guest Sketch designer and I have a special announcement! Come and check out their Sketch Blog for lots of great inspiration!


To celebrate World Card Making Day over at the Scrapbook & Cards Today blog we are featuring 12 cards, card sketches and some fun step by step tutorials by some of our talented designers! Come and check out all the beautiful cards!

Some More Fun Stuff!

- On the SCT blog, we are giving away a Letterpress by L! Yup! It's our BIGGEST giveaway ever! You have until Thursday October 8th to leave a comment to win. Make sure you answer the question!

- weScrap is still hosting the ABC Card Crop! We are giving away prizes and having lots of fun! Make to check it out! Challenges will be posted until October 10th and all cards are due by Sat. Oct. 17th for your chance to win some fabulous prizes!

- weScrap is having a Designer Call. For details see here. Our call ends October 15th.

I sure hope you'll join me this week for all the fun!

Don't forget... you can still enter for a chance to WIN my September BLOG CANDY. Just click the banner above and it will link you to all the details! Good luck!



Come and join us on Thursday when we reveal our newest additions to the myStamp BOX design team! You can even win a prize just by participating in our welcoming blog hop!

Hope to see you on the mSB blog!

Today's the Day!

If you haven't traveled over to the Scrapbook & Cards Today site than you are missing out! The new fall issue is live and available for FREE download.

Make sure you check out the SCT blog... especially tomorrow! SCT is giving away an AMAZING prize for Freebie Friday! You won't want to miss this!


More Caards!

Here's my card for the Caardvarks Sketchfest 2009 for the Tuesday sketch.

I just had to try out my new Flourishes stamps that I got in the mail today!


supplies: cardstock, Bazzill, Prism; patterned papers, Upsy Daisy; stamps, Flourishes; pearls, BasicGrey; ink, Memento, Copic, Ranger; ribbon, misc.; die cut shapes, Spellbinder's.



Here's my simple card using today's sketch from the Caardvarks sketches 2009 blog: *Sketch by Heidi Van Laar

Holly Fairy

I also created this for the "Letter F" challenge at the weScrap.com ABC Card Crop going on! Make sure you check it out!

supplies: digital stamp, Mo Manning of Digital Pencil Too; patterned papers, pearls & sticker, BasicGrey; cardstock, Micheal's Craft Store, Prism; ink, Copic; die cut shapes, Spellbinder's; edge punch, Martha Stewart; ribbon, Espirit.


Design Team Call: weScrap.com

Starting September 21st thru October 15th, 2009 we will be accepting Design Team Submissions. We are looking at bringing on at least 1 or more design team members to join our team!

You may apply for the weScrap iTeam (Inspiration Team) by submitting the following to: allison.wescrap@gmail.com

*International applicants are welcome!

Submit a total of 3 items (by post them to the gallery indicated; do not send them with your application):
- 1 newly created Layout (for our gallery only! - do not share outside of this forum until the call has ended) best showcasing your scrapping style
- 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 layout and card submissions should be posted in the weScrap Design Team Call gallery for general viewing. Note: No more than 2 photos per project please.

Send a Scrapbook/artist resume & biography, as well as your full name, weScrap forum username, email address & full contact information with your submissions to allison.wescrap@gmail.com with "weScrap DT Call" in the subject line.

Please include a link to your blog. Having an active blog is a mandatory part of this position.

Please tell us of any scrapbook design teams you are currently on. You are required to only be on no more than 2 other teams while you hold your weScrap iTeam position.

Please include the answers to the following questions:
-Why do you think you would make a great iTeam 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? How might you achieve this?

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

*During this DT call your presence in the weScrap forums and gallery 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 weScrap iTeam 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 bi-monthly kits provided to you.

2. 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.

3. iTeam members are responsible for helping create & hosting forum challenges for our crops and providing new tips/techniques. You will be responsible for a few daily posts per month, newsletter assignments and creating work to be loading into our growing resource area.

4. Promote the weScrap site on your blog by posting any weScrap contests, news, announcements, projects, kit sneak peaks, kit reveals, etc.

5. DT members are to promote weScrap.com where ever and whenever allowed without breaking rules on other sites. An iTeam blinkie will be provided 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 your fellow iTeam members, Co-Presidents and Vice-President is essential to a great team & fantastic site. You will have access to the secure iTeam private forum.

7. This is a 6 month commitment; DT duties will start up on November 1st 2009. You will have immediate access to the DT forum as soon as you are notified of your new position so that you can get to know the other members and learn all about your responsibilities.

8. iTeam members will receive a discount in the weScrap store during their contracted time and free shipping if shipped with your bi-monthly kit items.

9. You will receive one free kit every 2 months to create with. Kits are packed with great products and fun things to create with.

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 weScrap.

Good luck to all and have fun!


Playing with Stamps

I wanted to play along with the Caardvarks' Sketchfest 2009. The first sketch has been posted and here is my card using the card sketch by Heidi Van Laar.

I also used the Let It Snow stamp set from myStamp BOX set for the inner oval.

Don't forget about my BLOG CANDY giveaway. Just click the banner above to see what it's all about! Good luck and tahnks for stopping by my blog!

supplies: stamps, myStamp BOX; cardstock, Bazzill, Micheal's Craft Store; patterned papers, BasicGrey; bling, Prima; glitter & edge punch, Martha Stewart; ink, Stampin' Up!, Copic; die cut shapes & snowflakes, Spellbinder's; brad, Bo Bunny.


Having a Spooktacular Time!

We have officially started our weScrap ABC Card Crop and we are seeing lots of fun cards from all of our members! The gallery is hoppin'!

Yesterday was my first challenge posting and here's the card I created for it! I'd love for you to come and join us.... I'm also giving away some yummy MME papers to one lucky winner who participates in my "E" challenge! Come check it out!

Happy Fall

The inside:

supplies: papers & tag, My Mind's Eye; cardstock, Bazzill, Coredinations; punches, Martha Stewart, Fiskars; stamp, Papertrey Ink; die cut shape, Spellbinder's; ink, Copic, Memento; ribbon, Espirit; eyelets, Making Memories; embossing folder, Cuttlebug; other, thread.


Guest Designer at LCOM

This week Tina was our sketch artist at Let's Capture Our Memories and here's the sketch she posted for us to use.

Here's my version of Tina's sketch.... a page about my hubby and I on a special lunch date together last week.

Lunch Date

supplies: paper, Sandylion, My Mind's Eye; stamps, Gelatins; flowers & leaves & bling flourish, Prima; gems, Hero Arts; calendar card, Jenni Bowlin; journaling page & staples, Making Memories; ink, Memento, Copic; alphabet stickers, Jillibean Soup; other, thread, ric rak.


Yippee for Me!

I got not one but TWO emails this morning for TWO cards to be published in a up and coming new book by Kimber McGray! It is due to come out next August and all of the cards in the book are being donated to the group Operation Write Home who distributes cards to US service men and women.

I had submitted three cards and this is the third card I had sent in that didn't get accepted.

Take Care

supplies: cardstock, Bazzill, Prism; patterned paper, Making Memories; stamps, Verve, Papertrey Ink; ink, Memento, Copic, Ranger; embossing & die cut shapes, Spellbinder's; gold pearls, Micheal's Craft Store, other, thread.

I couldn't be more thrilled!


The Countdown Begins!

The countdown has begun for the release of the fall issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today! Lo0k for your copy in your local scrapbook store or download it on online for FREE on Thursday September 24th!

Scrapbook and Cards Today is also one of the sponsors of the weScrap.com "ABC Card Crop". You can win one of 3 copies of the new fall issue or even a ONE YEAR subscription to the magazine just for participating in the crop! We hope to see you there!

Good luck!


We Are FREE!

Come and check out weScrap.com! We are now a FREE forum!!! As Co-President with Tara Thynne, we wanted a more open and accessible forum and community and we have achieved this and we want to share it with you!

We have LOTS of fun stuff going on at weScrap right now!

ABC Card Crop - 26 creative card challenges... one for every letter in the alphabet!
School of Scrap! - a challenge for a spot on the iTeam as a Guest Designer for October
Monthly Random RAK Contest - we're giving away the Pink Paislee "Amber Road" collection!
September iTeam Challenges - a multitude of challenges for each every kind of scrapper!

We'd love for you to come and check us out!

I'm even going to offer up a RAK for one special newcomer to the weScrap forums! All you have to do to win a ballot in the hat;

- registrar for FREE in the weScrap forums
- post an introduction to yourself on the forums indicating that "Ally" sent me here!

- post one creation in the weScrap gallery (a card or layout will do!)
- have a minimum of 15 posts by the end of the month!

Leave a comment on this post below to indicate you have completed all of the steps above to win!

The prize you will be playing for is.... the "Be Merry" paper kit from My Mind's Eye!
The kit includes: 9 sheets of 12x12 cardstock paper and 1 coordinating accessory sheet.

Good luck!


A Page in Time - September Reveal [part 1]

A Page in Time Scrapbook kits have 3 parts to them. Today's the reveal for part one.

Here's part one of the September APIT kit, Scraps Within Reach's line Carnival Ride. Within Reach • Carnival Ride Scrap Within Reach • Carnival Ride

We always create one 2 page layout and then use our scraps to create another project or two to showcase.

Here's my 2 page layout...

Moving On

Here's a closer look at both sides....

The layout is all about taking the next step after my separation from my first husband; a layout I have been wanting to do for years.

And with my scraps, here's a card....

Hope you enjoyed your A Page in Time tour. Part two is coming soon! If you'd like to purchase this kit, you better get it quick! It's going fast! Thanks for stopping by.

Don't forget about my September BLOG CANDY giveaway! Just click the banner above to get all the details.


Guest Designer at LCOM

I've been having a lot of fun being this month's guest sketch designer at Let's Capture Our Memories! As part of this month's guest designer position, I got a free set of stamps for Gel-a-tins, this month's sponsor! This is the stamp set I had fun playing with....

For this page, I used Amanda's sketch as the basis for my layout and I incorporated my stamps sets by using the flower stamps as my "faux raspberries". I also used the different leaf stamps throughout my page as well.


supplies: patterned papers, BasicGrey, Dream Street; die cut paper, BasicGrey; cardstock, Bazzill, Prism; alphabet stickers and ribbon, Making Memories; ink, Memento, Copic; pen, Sharpie; edge punch, EK Success; label shaped paper, Jenni Bowlin; other, thread.

Thanks for stopping by!


A Guest Book for my Mom

My Mom has been working on a variety of different needlework and print work projects all summer for her debut art showing in Guelph today.

Her work is being displayed in an art gallery and it's all about insects.

She asked me about a month ago to design her a guest book so she could have all of her guests attending the show sign her book.

This is what her guest book looks like....

Here is the inside cover and an example of the sign in sheets within the book. It even has a pocket inside the back cover to put a copy of her invitation and any photos of the event.

supplies: patterned paper, Graphic45; bindings and chipboard covers, Zutter; cardstock, Prism, Bazzill; die cut shapes, Spellbinders; ink, Versamark; stamps, myStamp BOX; ribbon, Espirit.


Creative Pandemonium [60]

It's Creative Pandemonium challenge week this week. For our fun challenge this week, we had use the following:
  • use 3 journaling jotters (tags/stamps)
  • use an arrow
  • use polka dots
Here's my layout using the above 3 items:

U R Going Places

The journaling spots are a combination of the rectangular journaling stamp from the myStamp BOX set, Your Story, and the dotted lines are from the Papertrey Ink stamp set, Journaling Lines. I also distressed them up a little bit more with some of the stamped images from the mSB stamp set, Seal It!

supplies: patterned papers, Upsy Daisy, Pink Paislee, Graphic45; stamps, myStamp BOX, Papertrey Ink; cardstock, Prism; tags, Creative Chaos; metal wear, Tim Holtz; chipboard tag, SEI; twine, Stampin Up!; sticker, BasicGrey; ink, Ranger, Stampin' Up!; large alphabets, Webster's Pages; mini letter stickers, Making Memories; pens, Sharpie, Signo; other, thread.


Love to Make Cards?

If you LOVE to make CARDS, then weScrap has the Crop for you!

Beginning September 15th, everyday for 26 days, the iTeam will have a new alphabet card challenge for you! A to Z.... 26 challenges and 26 days of wonderful and inspiring cards!

Come and play along with the ABC Card Crop at weScrap.com!

We are now a FREE forum!!!! No membership required! Just register with the site and you are good to go!

myStamp BOX stamps are our crop sponsors and they have some awesome stamps for our iTeam to show off! You may even WIN a few sets of your own!

Hope to see you there!


OMG... Have You Seen Them?

These are the newest releases from myStamp BOX! Aren't they adorable?! I just love them!

The first one is called "Hive of Live", the middle one is "BOO!" and the last one is "Wishing You Sunshine!".

Make sure you check out the mSB blog for lots of fun inspiration from the mSB Team!


Congrats goes to....

As part of the ABC Blog Hop for myStamp BOX, I promised to give away a free Rough Copy stamp set.

I asked my Dad, who is visiting along with my Mom this past week to give me a random number between 1 and 34 and he picked #12. The 12th comment belongs to...
Shirley said...

That Halloween card is my fav but the others are just as cute too! Thanks for a fun blog hop! Tracy's banner was so adorable I'm going back to take a second look!

Congrats Shirley! I will leave a message on your blog for you to contact me with your mailing address!

If you'd still like to win a FREE set of myStamp BOX stamps, you can play along with my monthly blog candy for September. For further details, see here.


The Scrapping Bug - September Reveal

For the kit at the Scrapping Bug this month, we got a great kit with lots of krafty goodness!

Here's a picture of the kit. You can see the list of contents here.

Here are the pages and the card I created with the kit this month:

Cute Conversation

Family Times

Pulling Up Daisies

And my card...


Make sure you check out the rest of the Bug design team creations this month; right here!

Thanks visiting today!
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