Monday, September 29, 2008

congrads to our new design team member

again we lost another member jenn, she is expecting baby #4 and had to resign so jenn we wish you the best and we will miss you!

i have to decided to give kimmie a spot! so we are excited to have her apart of the team
here is her blog:
I'm a 26 year old SAHM to a 23 month old and a 5 month old. In my spare time I am currently writing my thesis in adolescent literature, take strollefit (exercise with your baby) kickboxing and grappling classes, am an active member in my local Mom's Club chapter, craft (cards, scrapbooking, and altered items) and am on the design team for my local scrapbooking store as well as Wish on a Scrap. I also sleep... well every once in awhile. ;)

Friday, September 26, 2008

our new yahoo group!

we are still over at cafemom but i know some of you aren't members so i wanted some place where we could have everyone who wants to join us. so over on the left you will see a button click that and it will take you to our group. also when applying please let us know who you are:0)

be back soon with the new card's teams creations, they rock!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

congrads and a sad goodbye

we had a design member leave, so i am upset to see melissa go, i hope she comes back soon:o(
but i did have to pick another design team member and i choose lori aka mohusker from cafemom. here is her blog:
she is a part of our group on cafemom and has been a great supporter and a member who gets involved in alot of things so i am excited to have her apart of the team!

congrads lori and cant wait to see your design team work!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

contest and things over at cafemom group

right now we have a 105 uses for ribbon contest, we even have a sponsor her name is debbie and she has a blog and store for ribbon-
i also will be giving the winner some goodies so here is what you have to do, here is the list of ways to use ribbon, you can only use 1 per LO and each technique is worth 2 points. so post a comment where we can view your LO plus what number it is. this will go on till sept 29th at 6pm eastern.

earn 5 extra points for posting this on your blog as well, tell your friends to join in the fun, you just have to let us know that you put it on your blog. here is the list:

1. Cut a journaling block into horizontal strips. Tie a ribbon in a bow or knot to the left end of the first strip, then the right end of the second strip, and so on.

2. Create a page frame by stitching ribbon to each side of the page, and then cover the joins with a button or another accent.

3. Collect scraps of ribbon and cover the spiral binding of a journal or album in bows.

4. Tie a bow on a paperclip.

5. Soften the look of metal mesh by knotting satin ribbons through the latticework.

6. Color block a layout, punch holes where the blocks meet and lace with ribbon.

7. Create a ribbon loop off the side of the page, securing with stitches or staples, to index sections in your album.

8. Stamp tiny tags with a single letter and use narrow ribbons to attach to your page for a quirky title.

9. Hold a bookplate in place by securing each side with a length of ribbon, fixing the ribbons onto the back of your layout.

10. Punch holes along one side of a photo or mat and finish with ribbons tied in loop knots.

11. Loop ribbon around one side of a metal frame, then tie with a tiny knot or bow.

12. Laminate a leaf or another found object, punch a hole and tie on a ribbon.

13. Dye ribbons to match anything perfectly.

14. Criss-cross two lengths of ribbon to create a pocket.

15. Turn bows on their side and place at either end of a title.

16. Stamp a name or date on a ribbon, fold around the corner of a photograph and secure with a paperclip.

17. Use ribbon to hang a locket holding something special.

18. Thread two metal rings onto a length of ribbon and secure them both in a loop at one end (you can use an eyelet, nail head, brad, stitches or staples to close the loop). Wrap around a journal, mini book or photo mat and pull the loose end of the ribbon through the rings, just like a belt.

19. Make a masculine tag by threading a plain washer onto a ribbon remnant, folding in half and stapling to the top of a tag.

20. Hide journaling or an additional photograph on your page. Using self-adhesive ribbon as a hinge, secure just one side of a cardstock block to the background.

21. Cover the join between two patterned papers with a length of ribbon.

22. Create a collage between two microscope slides or pieces of transparency, and then tie ribbon around the glass sandwich.

23. Team up ribbon with anything else from the haberdashery section: rickrack, upholstery trim, lace, fibers, snap trim, zips, elastic or a hook and eye set.

24. Layer a brightly colored sheer ribbon over traditional black and white gingham to create custom colored gingham.

25. Stick ribbon over vellum to hide adhesive.

26. Make a flower with loops of ribbon plus a button in the middle.

27. Cover the edge of a border of patterned page with three inch lengths of mismatched ribbons.

28. Use letter stamps on ribbon for journaling or captions.

29. Use rickrack as the stem for a flower accent.

30. Run a thread through a length of ribbon, making loose stitches, and then pull the ribbon together to gather.

31. Apply rub-on letters to a twelve inch strip of ribbon to make a custom border.

32. Cover a scrap of cardstock with ribbon scraps in lines, and then place a cut out shape over the top so the quilted design shows through.

33. Fray ribbon scraps, then overlap and sew to the page.

34. Place a ribbon in a tiny glass charm for a message in a bottle look.

35. Weave your ribbons in big or little sections on your page.

36. Punch holes on one side of a photo mat, then lace the ribbon through and add a charm to one of the loops.

37. Make one long loop of ribbon around an entire page, and then use shorter ribbons to tie knots and bows to that ribbon.

38. Make a bulletin board look by criss-crossing ribbons across the page and joining with brads or buttons.

39. Use frilly ribbons with rustic elements, mixing girly trims with twill tape or a wooden tag.

40. Create your journaling in widely spaced rows. Punch small holes around key words and thread ribbon through to box out or underline words with color.

41. Hang a letter charm from ribbon and wrap around the bottom third of a photo.

42. Use a variety of green ribbons in short, overlapped lengths to represent grass for a summery layout.

43. Place your title and journaling blocks on your layout, then cut slits at the top and bottom. Run sheer ribbon through to `hold' the blocks in place.

44. Spell a title by threading letter charms onto a longer length of ribbon, adding a knot between each letter.

45. Cut a variety of ribbons to six to eight inch lengths. Adhere at odd angles to the bottom of a double page layout, with the photos and accents above this border.

46. Place short lengths of ribbon over the four corners of a photo and secure in place with brads.

47. Place ribbons around the edge of a large circle shape.

48. Fold ribbon scraps in half and staple to one side of a photo mat.

49. Use a wide ribbon as you would a strip of patterned paper.

50. Stitch your ribbon with a zigzag.

51. Thread silk or paper flowers onto ribbons to create a daisy chain.

52. Use polka-dot ribbon with striped patterned papers.

53. Tie a series of bows or knots to cover a length of wire, and then attach the wire by punching two tiny holes in your page and threading it through to the back.

54. Run a simple border with one thin ribbon across the top of your page and two thin ribbons at the bottom.

55. Tie a group of tags together with brightly colored ribbons.

56. Punch small holes and thread a border like you would lace your shoes.

57. Use sheer green ribbons to represent leaves on flowers.

58. Use your ribbons in vertical strips instead of horizontal.

59. Repeat just one ribbon pattern throughout your layout.

60. Hang tiny jingle bells on a Christmas page.

61. Select two ribbons of contrasting color. Attach one to the left side of the page and the other to the right, then tie together in the middle. Repeat in the opposite colors to make a criss-cross if you wish.

62. Get out your eyelets and add to a paper accent, like a monogram letter. Thread ribbon through and tie in a knot.

63. Pin a safety pin through a bow or knot.

64. Tie a ribbon around the stem of any letter in your title.

65. Allow ribbons to come out the top of your {top-loading} page protector.

66. Place one bold strip of a patterned paper on your cardstock background. Add an angled strip of a color-coordinated ribbon. Add an accent near where the two meet, and place the body of your layout in the remaining gap.

67. Punch or cut several small squares or circles. Punch a small hole and tie a ribbon on each, then line up for a border.

68. Line up several lengths of the same ribbon and secure the ends with brads, then place your title on top.

69. Punch a group of holes in any preprinted accent and add ribbons to make it your own.

70. Create a bold frame using short ribbon scraps around all four sides of the page.

71. Have just the ends of flat ribbons appear from one side of a photograph. Stick them directly to the page.

72. Use a series of ribbon-trimmed metal-rimmed tags to journal in list form.

73. Repeatedly wrap a ribbon around a block of cardstock, then tie with a charm, tag or stamped image.

74. Use only black and white ribbons plus one color of cardstock.

75. Stick ribbon directly to the page and cover the ends with square or round accents.

76. Place several twelve inch lengths of ribbon to the page, leaving an inch gap in between. Number the lines of ribbon and add journaling for a ` of things I...' layout.

77. Tie ribbons on bobby pins/hair grips and slide onto the edge of a photo.

78. Use ribbon inside a slide frame or book plate.

79. Create a pull tab with a loop of ribbon on a tucked away photo or tag.

80. Use just ginghams!

81. Attach tiny clothes pegs to a length of ribbon.

82. Use white sheer ribbons for angel wings.

83. Thread white letter beads onto ribbons for journaling.

84. Tie ribbons through button holes and tie on the top.

85. Attach pins or badges to a length of ribbon stuck straight to the background.

86. Put your title inside a circle frame, and hold it in place with ribbons on two or more sides. Tuck the ribbons over to the back of the page.

87. Thread on a buckle for a classy accent.

88. Spice up a simple layout with just three knots of ribbon near the corner of the photo.

89. Create a pinwheel design by sticking down bright ribbons cut with an angle at the end.

90. Fold your ribbon in half then cut at an angle to get that little V at the end.

91. Instead of peeling your stickers from the backing, cut them out and treat like regular paper. Punch a hole, tie a ribbon and look at your sticker in a new way.

92. Create a layout with three blocks of cardstock, and then hang multiple ribbons from the bottom of each block.

93. Make a summery layout with mismatched ribbons placed 3/4 of the way down one side, to mimic flags on a sail boat.

94. Make a mini book to hold extra photos and journaling, and make sure the sides wrap around to the front so the covers open to both the left and right. Secure ribbon on the back and tie on the front to close.

95. Thread circles on ribbons to mimic Christmas ornaments, then tuck the ribbons around the top of the page and secure on the back. Design the layout on top of the ornament background.

96. Make it simple: stick a length of ribbon directly to the cardstock. Tie a bow and stick it on top -- an easier way to make everything stay put.

97. Create your title with letters on individual blocks of cardstock, then thread together by punching holes and tying together with ribbons.

98. Use watermark ink to customize your ribbon with a design or phrase.

99. Make curly ribbons by wrapping tightly around a dowel rod or pencil (securing with pins if needed), spraying with corn starch and baking in the oven for about five minutes. Leave to cool and set over night, then remove from the dowel. Great for album covers and bindings.

100. Use ribbon to bind a small book of index prints on your layout, and then add more ribbon to close or hang the book.

101. Grab your favorite ribbon of the moment and work your entire layout around that inspiration. Print your photos in black and white so you don't have to worry about color clashes and just have fun.

102. When making a page that's an homage to a favorite relative, use ribbon to add memorabilia that reminds you of this person, like a recipe written on a recipe card, a fishing fly, a playing card, or a necklace charm.

103. Use special paper punches to liven up your papers, and then adhere shimmery ribbon to the backs so it shows through the negative spaces, making different textured embellishments.

104. Send thin, colorful ribbon through the sticker maker, and then snip it crosswise into little pieces, making bright confetti and streamers for a fun party page.

105. Use a brown ink pad to rub onto light colored ribbon to make it look "aged".

also our design team member melissa has a challenge going, so please head over to cafemom group Lets Scrap and come join in the fun!

congrads celina!

over on our cafemom group,lets scrap.
we had a sketch contest and becki and celina both did a wonderful job i randomly picked celina's card. here is her card

great work celina and thanks for playing along, i will soon be sending some ribbon your way:0)
happy scrapping!

the new design team for cards

I am so sorry i wanted to post this last night but we lost our internet again. This was a super hard choice we had alot of applications and all of you are talented. i would like a guest designer each month so please let me know if you interested. and i hope you all come back to visit our blog and play with us!

so here they are in no certain order

Terry Gerrior
I am married to my best friend for 25 years. We don’t have any children except for 2 very spoiled dogs and 3 demanding cats. At the moment I am unemployed but looking for work…I love to do all kinds of crafts but enjoy working with paper the most. I love to make cards and alter things. I also enjoy cooking, camping and watching old movies.

krista hanna
I am a stay at home mom to my two children Lucas and Katelynne- and I also am a registered daycare provider! During the day I care for four children besides my own, and I have a home preschool program to keep them busy! Scrapbooking has been a hobby of mine for over 4 years now, and I have enjoyed every minute of it! Some of my other hobbies include cooking, reading (usually I am reading a cookbook!), and dabbling in other crafts including sewing and making boutique bows/baby items. I am excited to be a part of the Let's Scrap design team and to share my own designs and tips with you!
her blog:

Ann Seleshanko

her blog:
Hi my name is Ann and I'm very pleased to be a part of the Let's Scrap team. I've been married for 10 years and I'm a stay at home mom of two boys almost 6 and 8. They are the subject of most of my layouts. I live in Calgary, Alberta and there is no where else I'd rather be. I love being so close the the mountains. I'm a big history buff and have a degree in History. I've been scrapbooking almost 10 years and making cards for about 5 years. I'm totally addicted. I love sketches as a starting point for creating. I love how one sketch can take on so many different forms. I'm on the design team at Savvy 'n' Sassy ( and I also sketch/design for SheetLoad of cards ( I'm starting to dabble in photography and I'm hoping to take some courses now that the kids are back to school. I started a writting on a blog this spring and you can find me here

Deana Boston
I love fashion... & have too many clothes, handbags & shoes
I love travel... anywhere, but especially to our home-away-from home in Scottsdale
I love working-out... & am training for my 2nd 1/2 marathon
I love music... all kinds, but especially stuff from the 80's
I love creating... addicted to scrapbooking & making cards
I love interior design shows... & am constantly changing the decor of our house
I love dancing... my favorite classes at the YMCA are Hip Hop & Zumba
I love chocolate... & probably need to eat less of it
I love my family & friends... & they can make me laugh until my stomach hurts

But most of all, I love being married to Bob & being a mom to Bryn. They are the loves of my life & I'm the happiest girl in the world when the 3 of us are together.

her blog:

Pic to come soon
her blog:
joan is battling hurricane ike so we hope her and her family are safe and hope to hear from her soon. say some good prayers for her and her family!

so thank you everyone! we have some more stuff to post but i will do that tomorrow, so look for these awesome ladies work starting in October!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

big announcement tomorrow

so we have a big announcement tomorrow! we are going to be announcing our card members design team! we hope you come back tomorrow and check it out. also please dont forget our challenge i posted, come and get some blog candy! 3 birds products yummy!
happy scrapping

Friday, September 5, 2008

October guest designers & sponsors

hi everyone! so i wanted to announce our guest designers for october and our sponsor. for team A the guest dt is tracy over at cafemom she is nancytracy. and for team B lori aka at cafemom mohusker! i cant wait to see what you ladies come up with

our sponsor for october is wish on a scrap, loreen the owner has a blog and a store with great monthly kits, her kits are $25 including shipping you cant beat that price! she also has a contest if you submit a LO using the kit you could win a free kit! so please go and visit her store, she has lots of other great things over there.
you can also find her link on the top left of our blog:
here is a picture of what the design team will be getting

included in this kit is 6 double sided making memories-noteworthy collection, making memories shimmer alpha's-delaney noteworthy, We R Memory Keepers designer eyelets & snaps, 1 yard of purple lace ribbon, 1 yard of velvet aqua ribbon, k & co felt flowers with brads, delaney noteworthy felt flowers, 1 paper piercing square template.

thanks loreen!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Sept design team creations with a challenge:)

hi everyone! without further ado here are the sept design team creations! Here are the sketches the girls had to work with this month:

suzanne is our guest designer for the month so here is her pic and a short bio, also you can find her blog on the right hand side under guest designers
I have been happily married to my hubby, Mike, for 9 years and I am currently a SAHM of 3 gorgeous redheads! My hobbies are reading and scrapbooking and hanging with friends.

Paper is from a Scrapbooking Valentine's 12x12 package from Target's Dollar Aisle

Gerogia Pacific White Cardstock

Black Cardstaock - unknown

Used a cricut to cut the letters and a sizzix diecut to cut the hearts

Colorblok date stamp with Memories Ink

DCWV Summer Stack Paper

K&Company Recycled Green Cardstock

Good Ole Values Chipboard flowers & "Fun" (dollar store stuff)

Paperbilities gold cardstock

Paper is from Best Occassions Mixed Media Pack

Buttons are Favorite Findings

The Beadery Craft Wire

Design team girls!


All paper is 3birds
handcut heart
chipboard accents 3birds
smile title- chipchatter
Bazzill cardstock
PP-carolee's creations Adorn it
hand stitching
handcut title, epoxy boy letters
reindeer chipboard oriental trading co
my other project this month was a wall hanging for my neice
various flowers
ribbon & buttons


You're the Star: Fathers day 2008

The Paper company Card stock in White, Black, blueand yellow

Patterened paper: Karen Foster Design, Tiesand father collage; reminisce; father,

Letters from Die cut letter stack

Doodling done with a Gelly Roll silver stardust pen

Fun Times with Aunti Jenny: Alex's first train ride 2008

Patterened Paper Used: fancy pants paper: about a boy; vivid, Sandylion: school stars, Archivers exclusive, Endless summer in Canopy

Card staock used: Bazzill in Marigold; Paper Company in white

Chip Chatter by pressed petals:style HIP in colors lime and yellow

Journaling done in ZIG marker color pure orange

Paper Bag Calendar:

Items Used: Paint: Plaid Craft smart Paint in colors: turquois, apple tart, mediterranean blue, bright magenta, and orange Apple Barrel Colors in: pool blue, concord grape, laguna,aquamarine Folk art Paint in: lipstick red.

All letters from a die cut letter stack

Embelishments used through out: K and Company Berry Sweet line, Sandylion stickers, flowers from Prima and imaginisce, stickers from creative memories,

Binder rings from office max

stiching done using a zig zag stich in a white thread


Patterned Paper ~

DCWV All Dressed Up Stack

Lipstick Dots Glitter CS

Sparkle Stripes Glitter CS

Cardstock ~

Colorbok Dark purple and pink

Paperbilities Basic Black CS

Walmart Color Place Paint Chip Harlequin, Purple Majesty, Radiant Orchid, Ilalian Aster

Alpha Punch - outs Colorbok

Patterned Paper ~

DCWV Rockstar Stack

Stars Silver Foll CS

Crystal Skull Silver Foll CS

DCWV All Dressed Up Stack

Sparkle Stripe Glitter CS

Cardstock ~

Paperbilities (red)

Alpha punch - outs Colorbok

TLC chipboard stars

Random flower from stash

Patterned Paper ~

All Dressed Up Stack DCWV

Sparkle Stripe Glitter CS

At the Rage CS

Lipstick Stripe Glitter CS

Lipstick Dots Glitter CS

Lipstick Sparkle Glitter CS

Daisy Doodles Purple flowers

Green house flowers red and green

Spare parts brads (purple flower and green circle)

Stickles adhesive embellishments (button, bottle and teddy bear stickers)

2 white buttons

flower eyelets K & Company (pink and green)

Pink Sheer Ribbon The Robert Stanley Collection

Mrs. Grossman's Letter stickers (gold)

6 square corrugated coasters by Devrian Global


Colorbok cardstock, American Crafts Ribbon, Calypso flowers, Making Memories Paint, Daisy D's decoritave tape runner, Marcella K word stickers,unkown pattern paper, chipboard, and glitter. Fiskars scissors and paper trimmer.

DCWV pattern paper (Everyday Stack), Cricket (Base Camp), Coffee Zig Pen, Coffee Stamp Craft Ink, Unknown chipboard,stickers, glitter. Fiskars paper trimmer.


Patterned paper: Making Memories, Hiedi Grace Cardstock: Bazzill, StarDream; Flowers: Prima; Brads Hiedi Grace

Pattern Paper and Latice: KI Memories; Cardstock: Bazzill, Worldwin, StarDream; Flower: Hiedi Swapp; Chipboard Letters: Cloud 9; Grouge Board: Tim Holts; Rinestones: Around the Blocks Coloring done with Copic Markers and Color Box Cats Eye Chalk

Patterned Paper is Moxxie, Masterpeice Studios, It takes two CS is Bazzills Ribbon is bobunny. Paper clip and Rubon is Masterpeice Studios. I used the Zutter to make the two notebooks


3-D Embellishments, Alphabet & Pattern Paper: K & Co

Cardstock: Bazzill

Pattern Paper: Prima

Carstock: Prism

Journal Strips: Creative Imaginations

Chipboard: Maya Road

Paint: Making Memories

Cardstock, Lable and Pattern Paper: SEI

Alphabet: Scrap Works

Phew ok what a post right? we are missing dawn but i should have her's soon! i love everyone's work this month! next month we are breaking into teams so it will be shorter posts.

ok so here is my challenge to you, create a LO using one of the sketches leave us a comment about where we can see your work. and in 1 week i will use a random generator and give away some 3 birds product! so cant wait to see what you come up with!

another thank you!

mandie did a great job on our blinkie which you will be able to get soon! show your support for lets scrap! so please give this lady a big thank you and visit her great stores! thanks again mandie awesome work! and Premade Vinyl Graphics Etsy banners crafts

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

we need cardmakers!

do you want to be on our design team? we are looking for 3 ladies who make cards to be on our team, you need to make 2 cards a month, promote our blog and us with all forums and blogs you are apart of. please send us a photo, short bio and 4 cards you have done recently. right now we have sponsors but we already have 8 dt members so for right now you will be using your own supplies.

so email us at with the above requirements-thanks and cant wait to see what you got!

also please tell us if you are with any other design teams and why you want to join us!

i look forward to hearing from you all!

Monday, September 1, 2008

did everyone have a good labor day? oh yeah our new dt member!

hi everyone! I hope everyone had a safe holiday weekend! be on the lookout tomorrow for our dt's reveals! and a challenge with some blog candy-yummy! we have restructured a little and are dividing into teams so every 2 weeks our blog will have new sketches plus some cool tips, tricks and things! I am so excited that our design team is growing and having so much fun, we have some awesome sponsors and its getting better. so thank you to the ladies who have helped us along the way and for our future scrappers who will be with us!

we have had a design member leave so i went through the applications from before and found this awesome lady jackie! go and check out her blog, she is a great artist and i cant wait for her to be apart of our team!

so have a great night and see you all tomorrow!
happy scrapping