Sunday, November 30, 2008

soaked sunday Layout reveals

good evening fellow scrappers! its time once again for another great design team reveal!
also for our friends in the states i hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!

we also have a guest designer
melita! she is a great person and i am thrilled she is the guest dt for this week!

Hi everyone! Melita here! I am a SAHM with two wonderful kids and a very supportive husband of 11 years. I have been scrapping for almost 4 years now and grow to love this wonderful hobby more and more each day. I love all the different elements in scrapping; the paper, the embellishments, and tools. It amazes me how much talent everyone has and I am so blessed to have discovered something that brings me so much joy! I am also so thankful for the opportunities scrapping has provided me. I have made wonderful new friends, gotten to travel a little, and met more than a few "kindred" spirits along the way. I am so excited to be one of the guest designers for Let's Scrap this month!

my blog:

this weeks sketch came from julie bonner, thanks julie!

Products Used:
patterned paper: Cloud 9 Design, The Crafter's Workshop
alpha stickers: Scenic Route
punch: Fiskars
ink: Studio G
tools: Fiskars Ultra Shape Express and oval template
ribbon: unknown


Products Used:
PP by: stemma masterpiece studios and Deija Views
CS by: diecuts with a view
Vellum quote(back to school) by: diecuts with a view
metal "fun" : making memories
Navy blue ribbon: stampin up
spiral metal in blue: not sure I got it in a swap

Products Used:
Paper Kimberly Poloson and Bazzill
Embellishments Kimberly Poloson and Making Memories
Ink Ranger Distress Ink in Pine Needles, Walnut Stain and Spiced Marmalade

thanks girls all your LO's are great

Products used:
PP Rusty Pickle
stazon black ink
Making Memories foam stamps, magnetic stamps, brads
Title made with Becky Higgins CK font and colored in with zig writer
Jolee's leaves
Heidi Swapp rub ons
Bazzill & DCWV cardstock

Monday, November 24, 2008

congrads and a RAK

just wanted to say congrads to dalis, she won the grid roller stamp from our sponsor sweet spuds!

ok i figured it was time for a great giveaway and all have have to do is
1. be a follower of this blog
2. post the giveaway on your blog (just leave us a comment here so i know who you are!)

i will draw a winner on 11/30 and your prize? its from another great sponsor steph and brannock arts! she makes great handmade felt embellies

Saturday, November 22, 2008

super card saturday

well its another round of design team reveal's and a special guest designer, i hope you enjoy these cards as much as i did!

our guest dt this week is karen!

My name is Karen Brooks, I’m 36, a wife, mom, pet parent, college gal, papercrafter and all around goofball who typically goes by the username of KarenB or craf_t_scrapper on message boards.

My first scrapbooking adventure was in 1989/1990 in the form of my senior book and when I look back now I wonder what the heck was I thinking. In 1992 with the birth of my daughter I tried to fancy up the photo albums w/chat bubbles and stickers and construction paper – again, what was I thinking. From 1992 to 2002 I dabbled around in different types of papercrafting but not serious scrapbooking. In 2002 a dear friend of mine gave me a bridal shower gift basket FULL of pretty papers, ribbons, flowers and what knot and I was curious what it all was. She showed me her albums and that was all it took – there has been no looking back.

I do not scrap in chronological order – if I did I would probably shock everyone. You can find me in my scrappy hole going through pictures from when my parents were kids all the way to current pictures of my kids and when one jumps out I scrap it. My passion in papercrafting though is card making. I love the thought of creating a small work of art that will hopefully brighten someone’s day when they receive it.

I am so honored that Renee asked me to guest DT for the month of November here at Let’s Scrap and enjoyed the sketch she provided me to work from tremendously!!! Thanks a lot for taking the time to read a little about me!!!! Happy scrappin’ all!!!

please check out her blog!

Here is the sketch that the dt had to work with:

thanks ann for the great sketch!

karen-our guest dt:

Products Used:

CS = Bazzill

PP = BG Cupcake

Stamped Images = Stampendous

Ribbon = Ribbon FX & Offray

Corner Punch = EK Success


Products Used:

Card stock Bazzil

Paper- Paper Studio

Holly- Cricut Cartridge “Stretch Your Imagination”

Ink- Stampbilities


Products Used:

Patterned paper:  Sassafras Lass;
Cardstock: The Paper Co;
Creative Imaginations brads;
Misc: LB Typewriter font,
cardboard, Tim Holtz Distressed Ink,
Michaels stores fall stems

Products Used:
CS:Bazzill,club scrap
Stamp: Studio G
Ink: Staz-on Jet Black


Product used:
My Mind's Eye paper & die cuts
Bazzill cardstock
Kaiser Rhinestones
Cuttlebug dies and machine
Savvy'n'Sassy ribbon
Versamagic ink
Sewing machine

thanks girls these look amazing!

Friday, November 21, 2008

still chance to win a cool stamp!

about 2 posts down, with the team a dt reveal there is a sketch, check it out and u can win a stamp by doing a LO! come on girls show me what you have!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

another new design team member

please help me welcome celina! she has been with us for awhile and she always participates! since we added tish i wanted to make things even! so we are so happy to have celina and we are excited to have her!

Hello everyone, my name is Celina and I love to Scrap!! I live in Florida and have 3 teenage boys. Yes they are all at the age that they are eating me out of house and home. They are great kids. One is in college, one is in high school and the youngest is in middle school. I have a wonderful Hubby that loves me enough to help me feed my obsession with scrapbooking and card making.

I began scrapbooking about 12 years ago. I really just wanted to put the photos of my babies in books. Then it evolved from there. I already loved to take pictures. That is my second passion. I take my camera everywhere with me. Sometimes my kids are embarassed by that. But they enjoy looking at the photos later. I also love the fact that there is a camera on my cell phone. I use it often when I don't have time to get my digital camera out.

My favorite embellishments are brads and eyelets. I use them on almost everything. I also love my Cricut. I have had it for almost 2 years and it was well worth it. I could not live with out it.

Scrapbooking has really become a way for me to express myself and a way for me to relax. Often my hubby will ask me if I need some time to scrap when he sees me overwhelmed. He knows that I really enjoy it. The best part about it is seeing my kids look through the books and remember all the things they did as a kid. That makes it all worth the effort!!

please go visit her blog and give her some love!

Monday, November 17, 2008

calling all cardmakers

we need 2 guest designers for december.
to apply send 2 cards with a short bio to

so show us what you got and cant wait to see some of your work!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

time for a design team reveal! (with a prize)

so we have had some exciting news, our guest dt this week tish aka artgirl1 has become a permanent dt member!

Hi! My name is Tish and I live in the “southern part of heaven” – home of the Tar Heels! I have two wonderful teenage daughters, ages 16 and 18; 1 dog and 3 cats. My older daughter is a freshman in college, and my younger daughter is a senior in High School.

I started scrapbooking about 12 years ago. I was invited to a crop and brought only photos and scissors, but went home with several completed pages! I knew I was hooked. I was in graduate school at the time and found scrapping to be a wonderful way to relax and let my creativity take over after all the math and accounting classes.

I have always loved photography – I still remember that first little Kodak camera when I was 8 years old. I loved taking photos. Now I am trying to learn how to use a new Nikon digital SLR!

I LOVE (I guess you could call it an “addiction”) papers. They can be solid, printed, smooth or textured. I can remember having this same feeling about fabrics. I was about 10 years old when my mom taught me how to sew. I fell in love with fabrics, laces, ribbons, and buttons.

I would describe my style as Evolutionary – constantly evolving. I enjoy trying new techniques and using new embellishments. I am also learning to incorporate a number of other crafts into my scrapbooks: rubber stamps, cross-stitch, crochet, and machine sewing.

I receive so much satisfaction when I make something and give it as a gift – and the recipient (usually my mother or daughters) displays it proudly!

here is her blog-check her out!

congrads tish and we are happy to have you aboard!

this week our sketch was provided by julie bonner and her site 52 sketches...52 weeks

Our guest dt (now a dt member:0) tish
Products used:
* Printed Papers: BoBunny "Beau Jardin Poppy" 12x12 reversible printed paper
* Solid cardstock: (various)
* Flowers: all Prima Marketing
* Felt border: Queen & Company scroll
* Magic Mesh
* Alphabets: American Crafts THICKERS, white vinyl and brown chipboard
* Bling: Glitz "frosting" in brown
* buttons, brads, ribbon & eyelash fibers (various)


Products Used:
Bazzil cardstock
paper stack pp
various buttons and brads from stash


Products Used:
Tan 12x12 cardstock
Patterned Paper:
Cornflower Gingham by daisydspaper
Springtime Pinwheels by daisydspaper
DCWV mini scalloped cardstock
In Stitch'z Bazzill floss in tweed
variety of buttons
Lion Brand Fun Fur in red and citrus
"The Pumpkin Patch" sticker by Deja ViewsThe Sharon Ann Timeless Collection


Products Used:
glitz paper ,
cosomo cricket journaling paper ,
black ink ,
paper flowers ,
ribbon ,
and three black brads

Products Used:
Glitz Hallow Pumpkins
Heidi Grace Halloween Large Stripe
Cloud 9 Designs Hally Halloween

Queen & Co Felt Border
Michael's Halloween Ribbon
Jolee's Boutique Hayride Stickers
Thread (Brown, Black, Light Brown)

EK Success Photo Rounder
Sewing Needle

thanks ladies you rocked this! also here is my challenge to you, winner will receive
glitz roller doodles grid design stamper provided by our cool sponsor sweet spuds kits, check them out on the side bar to the right!

so you have 1 week to submit your LO's to me, by leaving a comment here with a link to your LO or emailing it to me at

to get 2 entries into the drawling make a post about us and link us in your blog! so this ends
11/23-8pm eastern

i will use to get a winner-so ladies cant wait to see what you come up with!

Friday, November 14, 2008

a new design team member

hi everyone! just wanted to announce our newest design team member tish! we are so happy to have her, she does awesome work and we cant wait for you to see her work! she just happens to be a guest designer this month so check back tomorrow for her work and bio!

congrads tish and i am so happy you are on board with us. also you can check out her blog on the right by clicking her name!

so go over and show her some love!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

whats going on in lets scrap

just wanted to give everyone an update of things going on in our ning group

dawn is hosting a mini LO challenge-very cute and cool entries due by the 17th so come and join us there is also a prize!

scrapping league kinda like bowling but with scrapping you have till the end of the month to show us everything you have done since the 1st of the month, each item has a point value and person with the most points wins a cool prize from sweet spuds one of our awesome sponsors (pic to follow later)

also me and kathy are hosting a christmas spectacular starting monday 11/16. this is lasting 6 weeks and each will we will have something new

and dalis has a christmas card challenge it has a great sketch for us to use

so if not already come to the ning group and join us:0)
you do have to sign up but you wont be disappointed

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

just some news & novembers kit

so i wanted to share some news we now have a ning network, we will no longer be keeping the cafemom group active so please if you want to join us we would love to have you!
it is public and i will have to approve you first so please come over and join us, there is sketch challenges weekly and right now one of our dt's is doing a mini LO challenge also another member is doing a christmas card challenge.

My apologies to melissa this month she has a kit planned and i have been meaning to post it earlier. here is the kit if interested please come over to our ning group and let her know you want to purchase one.

Hi there, my name is Melissa and I have permission from Renee to offer November's kit which is a Chipboard Calendar. The kit will include everything to make a cute calendar that would look great on any desk or shelf. I am making some for my coworkers for Christmas and thought I would share the idea with you. If you are interested please let me know. The cost is $8.00 per kit. I take money orders, cash, and will let you know when I am able to accept paypal (still setting that up). However please include extra to cover the paypal fee. I have attached some pics of what is included. Please let me know if you have any questions. Please also note that I work 4 long days. I do check messages everyday but just later in the evening. So I will get back to you. Thank you and happy scrapping!

PS. One of the pictures shows some stamps, these are not included in the kit, they are some of the images that will be stamped on the calandar part.

here is what is included in the kit
and here is an example of the finished product:
dont forget to check back on the 15th for team a november reveal!
also me and kathy have some tricks up our sleeve for some cool christmas ideas so come over and check it out

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

another great reveal! with a great sketch :0)

from our cardmaker's, this month one of our design team made the sketches so i am proud of that! thanks ann!

our guest designer for this time just happens to be our featured member of the month alicia!

here is her card she designed for us
Products Used:
PP= DCWV Christmas Stack , Glitter Paper= DCWV, Stamp= Stampin up

please check out her blog:

now our design team! just wanted to say thank you ladies, you all rocked again and thank you for sticking by us!

here is the sketch they used designed by ann


Products Used:

All Cardstock is Debbie Mumm for Joann’s

Stamp –Paper Studio

Ink- Stampabilities

Embossing- Clear Ranger


Products Used:

Basic Grey paper
Bazzill Cardstock
Imaginisce Stamps
Martha Stewart Lace border punch
Crate Paper rubons
Paper piercer
Stampin Up ink


Products Used:

CS: Bazzill

PP: stash (scraps)

Stamp: Michael’s

Ink: Staz-On Blazing Red


Products Used:
Patterned paper:  KI Memories, Cosmo Cricket, Sassafras Lass;
Cardstock: The Paper Co.;
Flowers: K & Company;
Misc: Tim Holtz Distressed Ink,
Vintage Photo, Inkadinkadoo black ink, LB Typewriter font.

thanks ladies!

ok here is a challenge create a card using this sketch, i will post all entries on our blog
you can enter using the comments and leaving where we can find it or email it to me at

cant wait to see what everyone comes up with

Thursday, November 6, 2008

sketch challenge

so over at our ning group each week i provide a sketch challenge and this week the girls rocked it! i also threw in a challenge to use bling, something red and something 3d so here are the ladies work!
the sketch was provided by the awesome julie bonner
thanks ladies for playing, i will be drawling a winner tomorrow!

so here is my challenge for you use this sketch, leave a comment where we can find your LO at and you will be entered into a drawling
deadline is 1 week 11/14 by 6pm eastern time!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

featured member of the month

each month i will be randomly choosing a member of our group and feature them on the blog. november's member is alicia here is her blog:
she is also a guest dt for our card design team so be on the lookout later this month for her work!

so please stop over to her blog and show her some love!

I am a stay at home wife and I have 3 stepchildren . I have been crafting forever I love all crafts from the needle arts to the paper crafts but my favorite is card making followed by scrapbooking. I have a craftroom that is my little getaway where I work on projects and it is also a great place to store my crafting stash (that is always growing). I love going to crops especially at Archivers although I get little accomplished due to the fact I do more talking and shopping then cropping.
I am also a Card Angel for the Chemoangel organization it is a organization that pairs volunteers with cancer victims going through treatment. I send a weekly card or letter to my buddy and sometimes a small gift it is a very rewarding activity. I am currently with my second buddy and happy to report my first buddy has successfully gone through treatment and is cancer free..
I could spend all day on the computer going to my favorite sites (Tallyscrapper,Splitcoast stampers) and also my favorite blogs too many to mention. I have recently started my own blog aliciadelanodesignsblogspot and I have also set up shops on ebay and etsy all under aliciadelanodesigns. I love doing favors for bridal and baby showers everything from the invite to decor. I would love to be a party planner for small events. I enjoy crafting and try to get as many friends and family that I can involved because it is always better with friends.

and here are a few pieces of her favorite things!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Design team B reveal! check them out!

ok so lets try this again, on sat i tried posting and i was having alot of trouble, i dont know if it was me or blogger!

so this month's guest dt for team B is melissa aka mimirosemomy

Hi my name is Melissa. I have been happily married to Dean for 9 years. I am a mommy to one beautiful, sweet, but sassy 18 month old girl named Mistie Rose. She is my sunshine! We make our home in Payette Idaho (about an hour from Boise). I work 4 days a week at a local community bank. I LOVE to scrapbook and have been preserving our memories for 5 years now. I also like to dable in other crafts and decorate birthday cakes for all the kids in the family. I enjoy reading, camping, boating, singing, and hanging out with my large family. I would like to thank Renee for the opportunity be a guest on the design team!

check out her blog!

here is her LO:
Products Used:
12x12 LO Fall Favs: Card stock-Creative Memories, Patterned paper-DCWV, Ink-G Studios, brads and buttons from Joanns. I freehand the large leaf and used flower punch by EK Success.
thanks melissa you did a great job!

and here is our design team reveal!

here is her inspiration LO:
and here is kathy's LO:
Products Used:
Patterened papers by: My Minds Eye, Daisy D's and We are memory Keepers
All card stock by: Die cuts with a view
Glittler By: barbera Trombleys art glitter:fall colors
Pens and ink used: zig writer in chocolate, cats eye in chestnut roan
Stickers By: Me and my big ideas
Flourishes hand drawn by using a stencil from:

here is her sketch she used:

Here is her LO:
Products Used:
  • Little Yellow Bicycle Green Distressed patterned paper
  • K & Company patterned paper
  • bazzill, mm & other buttons,
  • heidi swapp chipboard letters,
  • Signo white pigment ink pen
  • Jolee's Germany stickers
  • Photoshop Elements 6.0 for arranging & printing photos
here is the sketch she used for inspiration i believe it came from pencil lines blog if i remember

and her LO:

Products Used:
Paper Bazzill, BoBunny Double Dot
Embellishments. Prima Flowers and Bling, BoBunny brads, Doddle Bug Glitter

she is having computer trouble and we hope to have her LO soon!

thanks ladies you all did an awesome job!