Something Old, Something New...

... Something borrowed and something blue!

Yup... it's Thursday! That means a new challenge over at Creative Prompts 4U!

For this week's challenge, we had 4 of our Creative Crew each pick a piece of the challenge. Here is what each member choice to challenge you with:

Nicole: use twine
Ro: use masking tape
Regiane: use tissue paper
Natalie: use paint

And this is what I came up with using all four creative prompts:


supplies: patterned paper, My Mind's Eye; flowers, leaves, Prima; twine, Stampin' Up!; tape, key, inks, Tim Holtz; alphabet stickers, Pebbles; paint, US Art Quest; embossing powder, silver pearls, Walmart; brads, Making Memories; trims, Maya Road; other, tissue paper.

This photo (courtesy of my Mom) is of my sister and her bridesmaids (I'm the 2nd from the left) on her bed at home the morning of her wedding day.

I used tissue paper to create my own distressed roses. The funky masking tape is a product by Tim Holtz (which I am now addicted to!). I used some watered down black paint and gave my page a few splatters... and the twine is a Stampin' Up! product with I love!

The "Z" in my layout is for my sister's new last name. The letter stickers I used by Pebbles, all have beautiful wedding related sayings and words on them and I knew they'd be perfect for my layout.

Come and check out what the rest of the Creative Crew has done with these creative prompts this week. If you participate along with us and link us up to your own creation using this week's prompts, you could win a prize package from this month's sponsor, My Little Bit of Whimsy!

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A Game of Card Tag... WIN a Copic Marker!

Come and join in a game of Card Tag at WeScrap!! We will start first thing on October 2nd to launch World Card Making Day. Sign up in this thread if you would like to play. The winning team will each win a Copic Marker!!

How do you play?? I will divide everyone into two teams. I will lead one team and I will need a volunteer to lead the other team. Each team will have either a sketch or a card to lift to start the team off. When they complete their version of the card, they will email a copy to their team leader and a copy to the next person on the list. We will continue to do so until everyone has completed their cards. The first team to complete their cards will be declared the winners!! Then... they will be sent a Copic Marker to play with at home.

So... who wants to play Copic Card Tag on world Card Making Day with me? Come and sign up HERE!!!


WeScrap is also having a mini crop of sorts on Saturday! I hope you'll join us. We have some cool stamps and goodies to giveaway!

Come Welcome the New Team!!!

Join the myStamp BOX team on FRIDAY October 1st to welcome the newest members of the mSB team! Be inspired by all of our veteran team members' creations and get to know the new members joining us.

We will be starting out at the myStamp BOX blog and then rotating through the veteran team member blogs. We'd love to have you join us by welcoming each new team member! We're even giving away stamps... yup! Come and WIN just by commenting on all of the participating blogs!

See you Friday!!!

0026: Mission to Create!

It's Sunday... time to share a Mission to Create project card today. This week we have a great guest designer, Leeann Pierce with us.

This week the concepts we used in our cards were:

Deborah: Sheet music

Jocie: Decorative scissors or edge punch

Nicole: Shiny things

Vanessa: Rub-on alpha's

Leeann: At least 3 funky bright cardstocks

Here is what I came up with using all 5 concepts...


supplies: patterned papers, My Mind's Eye, 7 Gypsies; edge punches, Martha Stewart, Fiskars; cardstock, Bazzill; tools, Klic N'Kut, Spellbinder's; fall tag, Pretty Little Studio; button, My Little Bit of Whimsy; rub-on, brad, BasicGrey; twine, Stampin' Up!; other, ribbon, thread, Stickles by Ranger.

I used some of our wonderful sponsor's goodies this week on my card. The "fall" tag is from Pretty Little Studio and that funky textured button is from My Little Bit of Whimsy!

Make sure you check out what my fellow card team has done with this challenge this week. You can see them on the Mission to Create blog here. By participating by October 7th, you could win a prize package from My Little Bit of Whimsy! Sooo cool!!!


HEY -- did you know that Mission to Create is about to have its' ONE YEAR BLOGAVERSARY!!!



Sketch Team Call

Let's Capture These Sketches is looking for a few new sketchers to join our team! And we want YOU!!

Here is what being a part of this fab team involves…

*Create sketches on a rotation and periodically for the team and blog. (3-4 in the 6 month term)

*Design layouts using the sketches of other team members. (2-3 per month)

*Participate on the message board and gallery on a regular basis. This involves more than just the sketch team private forum. General participation is required on a near daily basis.

*Participation in other blog and/or sketch team related responsibilities.

*Work with sponsor product when available.

*Promote LCTS and LCOM on your blog and signature lines when possible.

*Participate in blog hops and special events when they are run.


What’s in it for you?

*Opportunity to design for a growing and talented sketch blog!

*Recognition for you and your blog!

*Opportunity to work with sponsor product when it is available! (We have something to work with almost each month!!)

*Discount to the LCOM store!!

*Experience, inspiration and the chance to be on a seriously amazing team!!


Want to be a part of this amazing team? Here’s what we need from you…

Please send an email to and include the following…

*Name, address, email

*Link to your active blog, gallery and resume (if applicable)

*Attach a sketch created by you! (Does not have to be new for this call) (no bigger than 100kb)

*Attach your favorite layout that best showcases your scrapbooking style (no bigger than 100kb)

*Tell us why you’d like to be a part of this team! What do you have to offer us? Any special abilities we should know about? This is your chance to toot your own horn, so let’s hear it!!

This is a short call… the new team will start on October 15th.

Applications are due on September 30th at midnight EST.



Sketch Time!

This week on the Let's Capture These Sketches blog we have a guest designer, Rochelle Spears. She has a great sketch and challenge to create your own homemade flower. You can see Rochelle's sketch HERE.

Here is what I created with Rochelle's sketch and challenge:

First Day of School

supplies: patterned papers, Lucky 7 Factory, Crate Paper; stickers, die cuts, Crate Paper; tools, Klic N'Kut, Martha Stewart scoreboard; other, thread.

That cool alphabet paper is by our sponsor this week, Lucky 7 Factory. They have provided this month's winner with a package of their beautiful new autumn papers.

For this week's challenge, Rochelle challenged us to create a homemade flower. I created a simple pleated paper flower and added a bunch of fun theme related die cut images to it.

Come and check out my my fellow Sketch Team has done with the sketch and challenge for this week. If you play along, you too could win some great papers to play with by our sponsor Lucky 7 Factory.

A Stampy Showcase & a Birthday Bash!

Today, on the myStamp BOX blog, the entire mSB team is sharing some fun projects made using these amazing stamps. Come and check it out TODAY!

Here's the project that I shared...

Since my 5 year old started Kindergarten 2 weeks ago, we have already received an invite to a fellow classmates birthday. Instead of buying a card, I thought I would whip up a fun and personalized card for his little birthday buddy.

I used 2 fun birthday stamps sets for my card & coordinating envelope; Birthday Numbers and Birthday Balloons. Since his buddy is turning 5, I used the "5" from the Birthday Numbers set. I added some fun balloons to the envelope and also to the inside of the card as well from the Birthday Balloons set.

Just a simple card but so easy to make. Even my son could have made something this simple!

Don't forget to check out my fellow mSB team creations today on the mSB blog!

Challenge #34: Fall Fashion Trends

It's Thursday... time for a new challenge at Creative Prompts 4U!

This week, Wendy has challenged us to create something that is inspired by all the beautiful fall fashion trends. For me, I've been seeing lots of pleats, cabbage roses and warm fall colours. Here's what I created for this week's challenge:

Happy Fall Card

supplies: patterned paper, My Mind's Eye; stamps, Papertrey Ink; brad, K & Co.; cardstock, Bazzill; trims, Maya Road; doily, Paula Deen; other, thread, tag.

Make sure you come and check out what the Creative Crew has done with this week's challenge. If you participate, you could win a prize pack from September's sponsor, Upsy Daisy Designs.

WeScrap Call for Designers!

Click the image to go to WeScrap.


Spotlight Giveaway Winner!

A week last Friday I was spotlighted on Ideas for Scrapbookers. To see my intro and project click the links.

And in honour of that post, I posted a RAK of myStamp BOX stamps and the winner of that RAK is...

List Randomizer

There were 7 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

  1. MichelleGalloway
  2. SusieJ
  3. Gisele
  4. Jennybean
  5. islandjacquelin
  6. Michelle
  7. Amber

Timestamp: 2010-09-12 13:11:50 UTC

Congrats Michelle! Email me with your mailing details!


Today's the Day - CROP DAY!

Come on out and hang with the WeScrap High gang today at the Fast Times at WeScrap High Crop!

We're giving away some awesome prizes! Come and join us in the crop forum here all weekend long.

Vivid Music & Life Lessons

This week at Creative Prompts 4U, it was Sue that posted a beautiful album cover by Melee. You can see this visual prompt here.

I took the basic design and attempted to replicate it... well sort of... with my Klic N'Kut, some beautiful stamps and lots of SmoochSpritz colours! This this is SO glittery in real life!!

Photos by Heidi Brand.

The rainbow of colour around the large blue and green circle appears to be paint but in fact, it is a texture medium that I airbrushed with colour from my Copic air brush.

Those fun banner pieces are from my new myStamp BOX set called "Pennants" which is due to release soon. I stamped them in black ink and spritzed them with SmoochSpritz (Clearsnap) sprays to macth my concentric circles.

I also used some cool Chalk Board spray from Tattered Angels in "charcoal" to spray down my doily. Those pretty ferns are stamp from Flourishes. When I went to sew my inner smallest circle to it's black cardstock mat, I discovered that the stitching had gone crazy on the back so I decided to advantage of the boo-boo and pulled a few loops to peek from behind. I think it's a neat effect.

supplies: stamps, myStamp BOX, Flourishes; cardstock, Bazzill, Gina K. Designs; flowers, misc.; brad, BasicGrey; ink, Copic, Memento; misting sprays, Clearsnap, Tattered Angels; texture medium, American Traditional Designs; doily, Paula Dean; alphabet stickers, Scenic Route, Pink Paislee; tools, Klic N'Kut machine; other, thread.

Come and check out what my fellow Creative Crew did with this week's creative prompt.... HERE!

Pockets Galore!

Today I'm sharing some fun tips and a challenge on the myStamp BOX blog. Come and heck it out and found out how to make all kinds of fun and useful pockets on your projects!! See here.


Sketchy Saturday

It's Saturday.... time for a new sketch and inspiration at WeScrap!

This week, Tara has created a fabulous single page sketch for you to create with and I got the honour of creating an example to show it off! Here is Tara sketch here and this is what I created using her sketch as inspiration.

First Snow

Since I wanted to showcase the diamond pattern throughout my layout, instead of using a solid mat behind my photo, I created a thin cream mat and then stitched a snowflake transparency over top of it so you can still see the back ground.

Inside the pocket, I added some cool mica flakes from Melissa Frances and also 2 different sizes of clear glitter from Martha Stewart. I wanted a snow effect!

supplies: cardstock, Bazzill; patterned papers, alphabet stickers, shaped stickers, BasicGrey; tool, Klic N' Kut machine; mica flakes, Melissa Frances; glitter, Martha Stewart; pen, Sharpie; transparency: Making Memories; other, thread.

Come and join us today at WeScrap! I'd love to see what you create using Tara's sketch!

My Scholarly WINNER!

Let's find who has won my little scholarly RAK from my Monday post.

I threw all the names from the post into and this is what it showed me...

List Randomizer

There were 12 items in your list. Here they are in random order:

  1. KimR
  2. Amber
  3. Vicki
  4. Victoria
  5. holly_m
  6. Agata
  7. Natalie
  8. Aleks
  9. Kim Strother
  10. Gisele
  11. Michelle Galloway
  12. Susie

Timestamp: 2010-09-04 16:33:40 UTC

Congrats KimR! Please email me at sosketchyATliveDOTcom with your full name and mailing details. I have a package of school themed mini papers and some cute stamps!

Say tuned for Sketchy Saturday!!!

Spotlight on...


If you haven't already seen this blog, Ideas for Scrapbookers, you might want to check it out! This fabulous blog by Pam Callaghan, has all kinds of different resources for just about any kind of scrapbooker out there.... digital, hybrid and of course, traditional scrapbookers.

The blog contains embellishment and technique tutorials, resources for digital templates, digital and hybrid techniques, ideas for fun 3D projects, contests, featured artists and LOTS more!

Each week she features a new designer and I have the honour of being showcased today! Thanks Pam!

Make sure you stop by the Ideas for Scrapbookers blog today for a burst of inspiration! I have a fun school supply project to share with everyone today.

For those of you stopping by, I have a giveaway today! I have a myStampBOX stamp set, Birthday Balloons for one lucky commenter. All you have to do to win is...
  1. Become a Follower of my blog.
  2. Check out the Ideas for Scrapbookers blog.
  3. Leave me a comment with your first name below and tell me what article inspired you the most today on the Ideas for Scrapbookers blog.
Good luck! I will draw a winner on Friday Sept. 10th.


Urban Skies and CROP!

We have a new and fabulous kit up at WeScrap this month. It went on sale today in the WeScrap Shop, called "Urban Skies". This kit was put together by our Vice Prez, Sarah and it's jam packed full of amazing papers and cool embellishments.

We also have a fabulous "Fast Times at WeScrap High: Race to the Head of the Class" CROP coming up this month too! Mark your calendars for Saturday Sept. 11th to join the WeScrap Inspiration Team for a fabulous and fun time.

Come and see what WeScrap has to offer! We're FREE!
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