Thursday, December 2, 2010

How do you... ?

So it's the middle of the week.  Life is busy but good.  I am going through my stash and re-organizing.  I am also going through my scrap-away bags and replenishing my "kits".  When I say kits, I mean papers and embellies I have pulled together to go with certain pics so that when I'm at a crop/event, I can pull out a bag and start working right away without looking for the "right" paper or embellies.  Half the work is already done.  If I'm really ahead of my game, I even have sketches or ideas to go with the kits.  All of that goes in rollie tote and I have a tool caddy with with my staples in it.   How do you pack for a crop?  Do you plan ahead or do you bring it all?

Today also, I organized and added a set of rubbermaid drawers (something new I put together) with 4 drawers...2 big and 2 small.  One small has more tools and adhesives (Xyron X, cheetah, glue dots, crop-a-dile, etc).  The other has what I call notions ie bling, buttons, flowers etc.  One of the big drawers holds my journaling cards and alpha letters (all the ones in my stash).  The other has what I have labeled colors ie Mists, stickles, inks and stamps.  I am hoping this set up works so that...

1. I don't have to unpack when I get home from crops, the drawers will just sit next to my desk like it does when I'm away.  Wouldn't that be great? And...
2. I have my stash with me at the crops.  No more thinking, "Oh this would work great but it's at home!"

I'll keep you posted on how it works.

Leave a comment here and tell me.. How do you pack for crops?  Do you plan ahead or do you bring it all? 

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Cool Crops Portsmouth part 2

Another weekend with the Cool Crops gang.  I had a great time although the whole weekend had a deja vu feel to it.  The same games, same crew but different scrappers.  But really, is there anything to complain about when I get to spend 2 back to back weekends with a great group of ladies?!?!??  Here's a peek into my weekend...the ladies during my Make n Take Saturday morning.

And the ladies during my sidewalk sale Saturday evening.
Fun times!!! 

Monday, November 29, 2010

A little late

As promised a sneak peek of the *NEW* layout kits in stock...
ps. All kits are $10 each.  The Dec 25 kit comes with a bottle of stickles.  If you would like to make a purchase, contact me at sluvs2skrapATyahooDOTcom.  Buy all 3 and get FREE SHIPPING :)
pps. Pictures of cute and not so scary kids not included ;)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Just Scrappin' 11.06.10 - Challenge #5

Theme challenge – Warm & Cozy.  Interpret it however you want, the title, the feel of your layout.  Just as long as it’s warm n cozy ;)
'Nuff said :)

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Just Scrappin' 11.06.10 - Challenge #4

For this challenge you will create a layout using a countdown method of items. I will list five different kinds of things (eg. elements, papers, photos) for you to use in your layout.

5 – Numbers
4 - Cardstock or Solid Colored Papers
3 - Glitter Spots/Bling
2 - Photos
1 - Rub-on/Stamp

You can  use more than these items  just as long as you meet the required list and numbers asked for each.
I have had this "Spring Fever" rub-on in my stash forever and finally had the perfect pictures to go with it.  At their school as a fundraiser, the kids have a crazy hat or hair day :)  I didn't really have numbers so I added the month and year of the event to get the required numbers in.  Glitter is stickles around the journaling block and in the middle of the flowers.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Just Scrappin' 11.06.10 - Challenge #3

Technique challenge – bring out the sanding tools.  Use your sanding tool that’s been sitting and collecting dust in your tool kit.  Sand your paper, sand your embellishments or even sand your photos!
 This was an easy challenge...just broke out the Jenni Bowlin embossed coredinations paper.  Just a light sanding with my handy dandy Tim Holtz sander and I had a nice splash of color.  The flowers are handmade and the wrinkled trim misted with Glimmer Mist.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Just Scrappin 11.06.10 - Challenge #2

Use your stash challenge - There's no specific number of any item on this just use everything on the list and have fun.
  • picture or pictures of food, having a family dinner or a birthday,
  • something that has a picture of food on it- embellishment , pp or sticker
  •  multiple colors of brown
  • circles
  • flowers
Wondering about my lack of circles?  Well the dotted paper counts ;)  And the flowers can be seen on the journaling spot.  And while working on this layout, a fellow scrapper introduced me to a fabulous product called "liquid applique".  I had never heard of it but it's magic.  It goes on like elmer's glue and when heated, puffs up to give a puffy paint look!!!  Check out my cupcake embellishments...

Interested?  Contact me to purchase your own stash of Liquid applique...available in all shades of the rainbow!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Just Scrappin' 11.06.10 - Challenge #1

We always have a sketch challenge.  This sketch is from the Sketch Savvy Blog

Using the sketch as a guide, I added an extra photo on the left page and used the 5x7 photo block to fit two 4x6 photos.  Instead of flowers, I used rub-ons and stars.

I'd love to see what you do with this share!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Cool Crops...the best around

I spent last weekend with Cool Crops in Portsmouth, NH and will be spending this weekend with them there as well.  If you're attending, stop by and say HI.  If you're not attending and in the area, feel free to stop by to browse or shop.  My booth...
And a little something glimmer mist display, so loving it and sorta bumming that my order may not come in in time for this second weekend!
And Cool Crops Cash...I love me some Cool Crops Cash and at their weekends, the question is...

Monday, November 15, 2010


I can't seem to keep up with this blog.  Busy season started with Just Scrappin' on 11/6 in Sturbridge.  Some pics to share of the event...
Our next one is Dec 11...will you be joining us?

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

*NEW* Layout Kits in stock!!!

Boxes arriving daily!  Papers and other deliciousness piled high!  Creativity flowing!  THREE brand spanking *NEW* layouts for the Cool Crops Portsmouth's first weekend.  Here's a sneak peek of the Halloween layout using Jillibean's Monster Stew line.
Others kits available are Basketball and Christmas.  Sneak peeks coming soon...check back tomorrow!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Challenge #3 & Challenge #5

Challenge #3
Technique challenge –Mist it baby! I recently started playing with mists and I love it.  Make your own background paper with mist (smooch spritz, glimmer mist or maya mist).

Masked and misted the background cardstock, misted chipboard numbers and misted the ribbon as well.
Challenge #5
Create a background on a layout using your die-cutting machine! (Cricut, Sizzix, Slice etc...).  Theme of your layout is your choice! Have fun!

Baseball is a die-cut using the Cricut and Sports Mania cartridge

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Challenge #4

Create a layout using a countdown method of items.  I will list five different kinds of things (elements, papers, photos, etc.) for you to use in your layout.  You can use more than these items just as long as you meet the required list and numbers asked for each.
5 - nature themed elements (branches, leaves, mushrooms, animals, etc)
4 - word title
3 - photos
2 - papers (one solid and one patterned)
1 - large shape (must be at least 8x8 in size).
Challenge adapted from one found on  A Cherry On Top.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Challenge #2 & Challenge #6

Challenge #2
Use your stash challenge –let your page be inspired by the five senses--plus, your sixth sense.
touch - use textured paper
sight - use your favorite patterned paper in your stash
smell - use something on your page that, if real, would have a smell (e.g, flowers, cupcake accents, etc.)
taste - use food-related embellishments or paper
sound - use song-title or song lyrics somewhere on your page


Challenge #6
Use nine squares on your page layout, with at least three of them being photos.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Challenge #1

Sketch challenge – Use this sketch for a layout.  Rotate it, tweak it…just have fun.  Sketch taken from Get It Scrapped.
 And my version of it...
Needs some embellishing that I will get to today, hopefully.