Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sewing in your scrapbooks

Working on a mini tutorial about sewing your scrapbook pages so stay tuned :) How many of you sew on your layouts? If you don't, have you ever wanted to try?

Friday, January 7, 2011

Link Up!

We've finally gotten a link icon to share with everyone so please share it on your blogs!  In return for sharing our blog link below, we're having our FIRST link party!  Please post a link to your blog entries below by clicking the "Click here to enter" link.  You may post more than one since this is our first time hosting.  Links can be posted until midnight Jan. 14, 2011 central standard time.

Splendid Scraps


I just added another option for anyone wanting in on the stampmaker amazingness!  Here you can get another version of the stampmaker.  This is a must have for stampers!  The possibilities are ENDLESS!

So what are you waiting for???


My mother in law found her old Polaroid camera and some old film about  year and a half ago and snapped these pics at her house.  They look vintage because of the way the film developed.  They've been sitting on my desk waiting to be scrapped since then.  I was hesitant since they're the only copies but finally sucked it up and scrapped them.

My First Swap, A Sketch and Feedback Wanted!

So I'm all signed up for my first swap and I'm super excited. I've been told they're addicting, so just another thing I'll probably be adding to my "can't get enough of" list. I have to have ten flowers made and mailed by the end of February. I plan on making a different flower than my rose tutorial and don't worry, I will definitely be posting a tutorial. Just be patient... I probably won't post the tutorial until after the swap is over which is the beginning of March.

On another note, I saw this awesome sketch today from Practical Scrappers. I can't wait to try it!

If you use this sketch please let me know, I'd love to see your LO and please share it at Practical Scrappers as well and tell them Splendid Scraps sent you! You could even be featured on their website, exciting??? I think so!!! Also, if you make sketches... What inspires you and what programs do you use?  I'd like to attempt making one sometime and will most likely use Photoshop, it's definitely one of my favorite programs on my computer, right up there with Lightroom for my photo editing and organization. Adobe definitely has my heart when it comes to photo editing programs. :]  Don't believe me? Try out the free trial. I can't forget to mention all the wonderful brushes and fonts I have for it. Speaking of which, I should share them with everyone!

***Anyone up for some free brushes and fonts from time to time? They're great for digital scrapbooking and hybrid scrapping. If you want me to share comment here and let me know, I'd love to help you all out with FREE, fun, digital goodies if there's an interest in it! The brushes I will use as "stamps" with my wide format printer. No worries, a tutorial will be posted on that as well!

Happy Scrapping!

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Inspiration from Japan

So I officially finished cleaning my scrap space last night and got photos taken today. So if my monsters allow, I will be posting photos of my super clean and uber organized scrap space later tonight, meaning... late late tonight, possible early morning tomorrow. In the midst of keeping my newly mobile monster out of everything I did come across this amazing layout from a scrapper in Japan. I simply cannot wait to try out all the different elements and ideas in this layout. I love it!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Clean, clean, clean...

So since my post yesterday I've really been making a lot of progress on cleaning up my scrap/craft/sewing area.  I also somehow managed to clean the living room, take down the Christmas decorations AND set up my daughters room with her new furniture (my old bedroom set from my mom's) all while juggling two kiddos.  The hubby did help with the unloading furniture and taking it upstairs part though, so I can't take all the credit there.  It quite obviously isn't just a one person job.

So I just wanted to take a few short minutes to share a layout that I finished a few days ago... =]  It was my first time ever coloring a stamped image (the bird) and I absolutely love how it turned out.  It's definitely something that I will be doing again, as a matter of fact I'll probably start using my stamps more just for that purpose.

Also, if you're looking for some great primary paints... head on over to my Etsy Store and snatch up this last paint kit.

Now I'm going to get back to cleaning and I hope you all are having a great 2011 so far.  Please feel free to share my blog and Facebook page with your friends, the more the merrier!

*** Post linked at Photobucket

Saturday, January 1, 2011


So I'm horrible at making resolutions, let alone keeping them so this year I'm going to take a shot at a couple crafty resolutions.  Here goes nothing....

I will clean... clean... clean my scrap space.  Starting right after this blog!  (I promise) :]

I will try to use more scraps from my "scrap stash"

I will do more hybrid scrapbooking and use my Pazzles more.

I will fix the saggy table and have matching furniture by the end of 2011, even if it means painting it all.

and I will multitask better and more often.

So these are a few of my resolutions and I'm sure you can see why.  So now I'm off to begin by CLEANING my craft area.  Wish me luck!

New Giveaway!

So we changed the giveaway!  We want fans and followers and you want free goodies right?  What about paper pads, artisan albums and artisan tape???

Well we've made the prize even BETTER than it was before.  With one catch... we want to reach at least 250 facebook fans and 100 blog followers!  If after one week we haven't reached that number, the contest will stay open until we do.

So here it goes... you tell your friends... you get points!  The person with the most referrals wins, so suggest our Facebook page to all of your friends and also tell them to follow our blog!  They need to post your first and last name on our Facebook page and/or post a reply to this blog post with your first and last name.  Each is worth one point and if they do both then you will get TWO points!  That's right!  Two points for one person referred to each site.  They must "like" our Facebook page and "follow" our blog or your points will not be counted.  So what are you waiting for... get the word out there!

***Contest will end January 8, 2011 at midnight (central time) or until we reach 250 fans and 100 followers.