Monday, January 25, 2016

Weekend wrap-up

I had a blast at Scrap-A-Way's Mom n Me crop. It was a pleasure sharing new tricks with such talented and creative ladies. The girls were up for everything I threw their way including getting totally messy with inks and a water sprayer.
Even the mom's got in on the action with a request that I teach them the class I designed for their daughters! Some of the girls came in to take the class again with their moms because they loved it so much. So sweet!

Thank you ladies for a wonderful snowy weekend. I made it home with 20 minutes to spare before heading back out to a hockey game followed by a 8pm bonus I forgot to mention baseball practice. Here's a pic of my trusty sidekick waiting with me...with the air cranked to 78 and his seat warmer on, spoiled brat!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Sneaky Sunday

Have you seen these super cute Crazy Birds stamp set by Tim Holtz & Stampers Anonymous? I finally got my hands on a set plus accompanying dies (coming soon...I had to hand cut these guys) and started playing with them last weekend. The result of my crafty session is a new class called Distress with the Crazy Birds. In this inky card class, we'll put together 4 cards and learn different techniques to use distress inks in our crafting. I will be offering this class starting in February and cost will be $20. 
Bonus: Class participants receive 20% off purchase of products used in class.

Please bring your favorite distress ink colors and blending tools (if you have them) and adhesive. Everything else will be provided.

Friday, January 22, 2016

Boys will be Boys

Boys dominate our you can see from this photo - and older pic and the little ones are missing but you get the idea.

My boys have boy cousins on both sides of the family and even in the larger gatherings with second cousins and beyond, it's mostly boys except for a few token girls here and there. Needless to say, I have plenty of boy photos to scrap. What I had found lacking in the scrapbooking market was teen boy products. In the last year, there has been a few teen boy products coming on the market. If you have a teenage boy that you're scrapping, check these lines out...

 So Rad by Simple Stories - they even have an idea e-book

 Off the Wall by Kaisercraft - all shades of blue and just perfect for any boy related photos
 #Teen by FabScraps - they even have co-ordinating laser cut chipboard title/embellishments
 Game On by Echo Park - perfect line for the gamers in your life. Time to get some pics of my boys and their cousins going at it when they're together and across the can be pretty amazing.
Jack and Jill by Echo Park - another nice all around boy line that applies to boys big and small. Especially love the colors and addition of dad embellishments...perfect for father son photos.

I have all of these lines in stock and am looking forward to sharing them with you - and of course playing with them myself for my gajillion boy photos.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Weekend wrap-up

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend even with the rain/snow, cold temps and more snow. It was nice to have the sun out yesterday. We had a weekend filled with sports and places to be but still managed to squeeze in family and friends time.
 I also spent some time in my scrap cave designing and prepping a class for the "Me's" at an upcoming Scrap-A-Way Mom n Me crop. They will put together 5 cards and will be playing with some fun techniques plus using up some rolls of washi tape. Looking forward to a productive week. 
Stay warm my friends!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sneaky Sunday

A new class designed for Scrap-A-Way's Mom n Me crop next weekend. You have a choice of Max (boy)
or Molly (girl). 
We'll play with a variety of patterns, strips and stickers to put together a stunning layout that features your son/daughter. If there are kits left, they will be available in store as layout kits.

Monday, January 11, 2016

Weekend Wrap-up

I had the pleasure of spending the past weekend with the Scrap-A-Way Ladies in Mystic CT. The newly renovated hotel was beautiful but the best part was the company. I had a great time meeting new scrappers and getting reacquainted with scrappers I'd met at previous event.
Class is always a great time especially when the girls get excited about new ideas and cool tools. In this class, they learned to layer and glam up stickers.
It was pouring buckets when it was time to leave but we made the best of it. After all, it could have been worse i.e. 2 ft of snow or a hurricane. I made a pit stop at the Bleu Squid located in the Old Mystic Village for some cupcakes and a grilled cheese for the ride home. So yummy!
Ladies, Thanks for a wonderful weekend...see you soon!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Fave Finds: Winter Edition

1. Love the colors in this layout from's also part of a slideshow of other great layouts perfect for scraplifting for winter sports layouts.

2. Nothing like a list of 50 Ways to Make the Most of Winter to help chase away the winter blues.

3. Need to make these DIY hand warmers ASAP. I know they sell hand warmers but it seems like such a waste to be throwing them away and I only use them for a total of 2 hours.

4. An infographic list of how to spice up your hot chocolate - I'm thinking I need to just go down the list and try them all!

5. It is 6F outside as I type up this post and we, me and my boys, will have to head outside when they get home from school to blow Frozen Bubbles!

6. Essentials for snowshoeing...this caught my eye as it's something I've been wanting to try for a while. Any of you snowshoe? Any tips for me?

7. I meal plan and Mondays are SOUPER MONDAY *insert eye roll from my teen boys* and I love this list of 29 Cozy & Delicious Soups to Make this Winter.

8. This card caught my eye and I just had to share. More details on the card can be found at Joyful Creations with Kim.

9. Melted Snowmen cookies...need I say more?

Thursday, January 7, 2016

January Bazzill Bulk Buy

A Bazzill Bulk Buy is an opportunity to stock up on Bazzill cardstock at a reduced price.  New to my cardstock bulk buy?  Here's the scoop...

  • You will receive 60 sheets of cardstock, 5 sheets each of 12 different colors.
  • Price includes tax and shipping to me.
  • Price is for local hand delivery only - It does NOT include shipping to you. We can meet up or deliver at an event (check my schedule here).  Cardstock will be available for delivery at Cool Crops Andover and Just Scrappin' Milford.
  • Mailing from me to you will be actual USPS cost of $11.25 for a priority flat rate box. I can fit 2 orders in a box.
  • Order Deadline is noon, Wednesday Jan 15
  • Payments accepted via PayPal or checks.
The cost of this month's buy is $28.  Email me (sluvs2skrap at yahoo dot com) to purchase, please include # of buys, payment method and delivery location.