Saturday, March 31, 2012

Discount pricing for True Scrap 3 ends TODAY!!!


The discounted registration price for True Scrap 3 ends today, Saturday, March 31! Sign up today to save $20!

A word from Lain about True Scrap:

What you’ll get:

  • Full admission to all 15 classes, live
  • Five virtual make-n-take project videos
  • Audio interview with the amazing Becky Higgins
  • One low price for all classes and replays!
  • Tons of fun and inspiration – and extra goodies!
  • Register for True Scrap 3.

    It’s going to be legen – wait for it – dary!!!

  • Monday, March 26, 2012

    here I go again, being all random…

    So, I was sick for a while then I was better… and then I got lost in the crazy world of catching up on everything! I finally feel like I’m back on track, though my blog has been slightly neglected. Oh well, it happens, ebb and flow I guess!


    Eileen Hull is having a Spring Linky Party on her blog. If you’ve got any spring themed Sizzix projects, head on over to her blog and share.

    I spent the weekend playing with a new toy… a Sizzix eclips! I say toy just because it’s fun but this new digital cutter will be a most excellent addition to my tools. (most excellent. Bill and Ted anyone? ha.)

    Have you seen a blog named Hero? It’s a new challenge blog showcasing Hero Arts products.

    This week I’ll be working on a new project for Create Scrapbooks using the April Club release from The Stamps of Life. You’re going to love the new set!

    I’ll also be working on my project for the Lawnscaping Blog Hop which is on April 6. Love me some Lawn Fawn stamps!

    After pouring through the Hunger Games Trilogy and I’m dying to see the movieit’s killing me to see everyone post about it. I’m hoping to take the big kids this week, I’m just waiting on my oldest to finish the first book.

    I’m ready for Breaking Dawn Part 2.

    The end of March is just around the corner, which means the early bird discount for True Scrap 3 will be ending soon. Save $20 by enrolling today. I’m super excited to be teaching a fun class called Jumpstart Your Art.

    On April 1 I’ve got something super exciting to share! I cannot wait! Stay tuned!


    Friday, March 23, 2012

    True Scrap 3 Giveaway - WINNER!

    Thank you to everyone who signed up for my True Scrap 3 giveaway, I appreciate you stopping by my blog and throwing your hat in the ring! I’d love to have you stick around!

    I used to pick a winner.

    ts3 winner

    I counted to number 44 and wa-la!

    ts3 winner 2

    Congratulations to ROXANE! I have emailed you so check your inbox. :-)

    Didn’t win a seat but still want to sign up for True Scrap 3? Head on over to the site and register, save $20 by signing up before March 31.

    My Class

    Have you been in a slump and need some help getting back on track? Then I’ve got some fun and creative ideas to get you going again.

    Don’t forget the other classes

    I’m thrilled to be teaching but I’m also excited to take the classes right along with you! There are so many awesome teachers lined up for this event – Erin Bassett, Jennifer Gallacher, Kelli Crow, Nic Howard, Nichol Magouirk, Shimelle Laine, and many more. There’s even an interview with the fabulous Becky Higgins. You can find info about their classes on the True Scrap 3 site.

    What you’ll get

    • Full admission to all 15 classes, live
    • Five virtual make-n-take project videos
    • One low price for all classes and replays!
    • Tons of fun and inspiration – and extra goodies!

    The Make-n-Takes

    Check out this fun video that’s about the awesome make-n-takes for the event.



    Hope to see you in class!!!

    Sunday, March 18, 2012

    True Scrap 3: GIVEAWAY

    Who wants the opportunity to win a seat in the amazing True Scrap 3 event? You do? Okay then – let’s do it! I’ve got one seat to giveaway to this 2 day, jam packed with education and excitement, fun filled event!

    To enter, please visit the True Scrap 3 site, check out all the classes, watch the videos, take a look around! Then come on back and leave a comment on this blog post telling me which classes interest you the most. Easy peasy!

    My drawing runs from Sunday, March 18, 2012 – Friday, March 23, 2012 closing at 10am Central time. Please follow the above instructions to be considered for the drawing. I will announce the winner on Friday, March 23, 2012. If you have already enrolled and you win a spot to the event, you will receive a refund.

    Important: please make sure your email is set up with Blogger so I can contact you if you are a winner. If I cannot contact you, I will have to pick a new winner. Instructions on how to set up your email with Blogger can be found on this post.

    Included in True Scrap 3:

  • Full admission to all 15 classes, live
  • Five virtual make-n-take project videos
  • Audio interview with the amazing Becky Higgins
  • Eternal access to class recordings to view at your convenience!
  • Papercrafting inspiration right from your desktop!
  • More fun than you can shake a stick at AND extra goodies!
  • If you haven’t signed up for True Scrap 3 yet, now’s the time! Receive a $20 discount automatically if you sign up by 3/31 (normal price is $147, early registration price is $127 – that’s less than $9 a class).

    >> Sign Up Today <<

    Feel free to share this post on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+. Just click on one of the little icons at the bottom of this post. Thank you so much, I truly appreciate it. :-)

    See you in class!

    The giveaway has come to an end and comments are now closed. Thank you for participating. :-)

    Thursday, March 15, 2012

    what True Scrap alums have to say…

    Note to Students: If you’ve signed up for True Scrap 3, be on the look out for the supply list. It’s being emailed today to make sure you can get your supplies in time for class.

    What past True Scrap alums have to say

    If you haven’t attended True Scrap before, you’re probably wondering what all the hype is about. Well, let me tell you… Or better yet, let some True Scrap alums tell you!

    Kristina: ”True Scrap is so much fun! I love all the input from other scrappers on the chats. I love learning new techniques from the people in the industry who create them and I love that i can watch over and over so I can really figure it all out. My favorite thing is that I can ask the presenters questions live. And I can hang out in my jammies & still crop with people from all over the world! “

    Leslie: “Oh my goodness! This is the BEST value around – a fantastic slate of speakers, doing what they love best & I can opt for unlimited replays??? I’ve tried so many new things after doing TS – misting, layering, clustering, photo improvement – too much to share! The only thing that could make it better is if it were in real life – would love to meet these masters of their craft & all the other TS players :~) “

    Monica: ”I love the “live” feeling of the event. Not only do I get tons of crafty inspiration, I also feel like I really get to know some amazing people from within the industry. It’s amazing how quickly it begins to feel like a community! So much fun and laughter, I feel like I’m in a room with a bunch of friends…even though I’m still in my pajamas! I’d pay for just that part! And yet, you get 15 AMAZING classes on top of it! With eternal access so you can go back and watch them again and again. I’ve got so much love for True Scrap! “

    True Scrap gives you all the fun and excitement of in-person scrapbooking events, without the hassle and expense.

    No airplanes or hotels. No babysitters. No lousy convention center food. Just Pure Inspiration, Community, and Fun — Right to Your Computer!

  • Get inspired by 15 instructors like Nic Howard, Shimelle Laine, Jennifer Gallacher, and a dozen more.
  • Hear an exclusive interview with scrapbook legend Becky Higgins.
  • Learn to USE your stash in new and creative ways.
  • Interact with other fantastic scrapbookers, LIVE, in real time!
  • Get replays of everything to watch and re-watch at your leisure!

    Sign up info

    If you haven’t signed up for True Scrap 3 yet, now’s the time! Receive a $20 discount automatically if you sign up by 3/31(normal price is $147, early registration price is $127).

    >> Sign Up Today <<

    I am personally looking forward to Beyond the Box: Creative ways to add journaling to your pages with Jennifer Gallacher and When the Lights Are Low: Low-light photography with Katrina Kennedy. I think those are two areas that I would definitely like to improve on.

    Hope to see you in class!

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2012

    new stamps to share from Stamps of Life plus a tutorial

    It’s that time again!! I’m blogging over at Create Scrapbooks sharing the newest releases from The Stamps of Life, there’s a tutorial too. Head on over to Create Scrapbooks to check out the full blog entry.


    Supplies: moremums2love and mums2stamp (The Stamps of Life), Kraft cardstock (Bazzill), Straw cardstock (Bazzill), patterned paper (from my stash), Peeled Paint, Walnut Stain, and Barn Door Distress Ink (Tim Holtz, Ranger), Licorice and Artichoke dye ink (ColorBox), Ink Blending Tool (Ranger), Styled Labels die cut (Sizzix), Pearls (Jewels, Stampin’ Up), pop dots (Zots, Therm-o-web), Fingertip Tweezers (Fiskars).

    Thank you so much for stopping by!

    Sunday, March 11, 2012

    interview at Digital Scrapbooking HQ

    I recently did an interview with fellow True Scrap 3 teacher Melissa Shanhun at Digital Scrapbooking HQ about my True Scrap 3 class: Jumpstart Your Art. If you want to hear a little bit more about me and my class, I invite you to listen to the audio interview (the link will open in a new window):

    Interview at Digital Scrapbooking HQ

    Thank you so much to Melissa, it was fun to do! And thanks to modern technology, I got to Skype with someone in Australia – that was super cool! You can check out Digital Scrapbooking HQ for the full interview.

    Learn More about Melissa and Digital Scrapbooking HG

    Register for True Scrap 3

    • Full admission to all 15 classes (live!)
    • Replays to all classes if you can’t make it to every class
    • Five virtual make-n-take project videos
    • All for the low price of $127! Save $20 by registering before 3/31! (Price will increase on 4/1 to $147)
    • Register today!

    I hope you enjoy the interview!

    Thursday, March 08, 2012

    Simon Says Stamp April Card Kit

    Have you seen this gorgeous kit?

    LOVE all the colors! I obviously have spring on my mind. That umbrella stamp is super cute too!

    The kit comes with papers from the new Lawn Fawn Bright Side collection also. They are beautiful! Check out the Simon Says Stamp website for all the details on getting your own kit and future kits.

    My shopping cart at Simon Says Stamp is officially full again, lol!

    Other Random Stuff

    • I am better. Finally. Not 100% but functioning and feeling somewhat normal. yay!
    • My True Scrap 3 class is done, next I’m working on the PDF that will come with my class. I am so incredibly proud of this class!!!
    • My new stamps arrived on Monday, I considered doing my first haul video sharing them but since I was still rather out of it, I decided to skip it. If you like haul videos, you should check out Laurel’s, she does an awesome job!
    • Todays agenda: I’ll be working on a new video for Create Scrapbooks with The Stamps of Life Stamps.
    • I have a secret. ;-)
    • I completely forgot about wordless Wednesday. I planned it in my head, it just didn’t get implemented.
    • Do you blog? Submit it at BlogNation and share it with everyone. It’s a great place to find other scrappy and crafty blogs.

    That’s it for today! Happy Thursday!

    Monday, March 05, 2012

    this and that and February Photo A Day

    Wrapping up February Photo a Day


    The above is February 24 – 29.

    Green | Night | Something You Ate | Money | Listening To

    I did go ahead and decided to participate in the March Photo a Day (Laurel talked me into it!). I’ll be sharing those eventually.

    New Stamps and a Lawnscaping Challenge

    I’m anxiously awaiting my order from Simon Says Stamp to arrive today. I ordered on Wednesday, got the shipping notification on Thursday and I’m pretty sure that new Lawn Fawn stamp goodness will be arriving today. I can’t say enough good things about Simon Says Stamp, they’re super friendly and have wonderful customer service.

    Speaking of Simon Says, they’re sponsoring the latest Lawnscaping Challenge. I participate when I can but it’s been a while. This newest one looks awesome though, it’s a sketch challenge. I’m thinking I’ll definitely have to give it a try. Find out more by clicking here.

    True Scrap 3 update

    I wanted to share a some sneak peeks from all the teachers…

    You want to know something? I’m not only thrilled to be teaching, I’m ecstatic that I get to be a student also. :-) For more details and full class descriptions, click the banner below.

    Connect With Me

    I’ve got several ways for you to connect with me on the right hand side of my blog. I decided to go ahead and add NetworkedBlogs if you happen to use that method. You can either scroll down and click “follow this blog” in the NetworkedBlogs banner or click here.

    Other Stuff

    I spent the weekend lying in bed being miserable. My sinuses finally got the best of me. I’ve already had my doctors appointment and I’m just waiting for the antibiotics to kick in. I think I’ve got a date with the couch, a cuddly dog, and some movie I’m probably going to sleep through on Netflix. My new stamps coming will be the highlight of my day!

    Here’s to a restful Monday! (at least for me)

    Friday, March 02, 2012

    The Stamps of Life March 2012 release: mums2stamp

    I’ve got a new card tutorial to share featuring the latest release from The Stamps of Life. This new set is called mums2stamp. For the full blog entry, please visit Create Scrapbooks.


    Supplies: mums2stamp (The Stamps of Life), kraft cardstock (Bazzill), black cardstock (American Crafts), Licorice and Artichoke Premium Dye Ink (Colorbox), Spiced Marmalade and Barn Door Distress Ink (Tim Holtz, Ranger), black pen, ribbon.

    Have a great weekend!

    Thursday, March 01, 2012

    today is the day: True Scrap 3 registration is OPEN (plus a sneak peek)!

    Today is the day – and I am so excited! Registration for True Scrap 3 officially opens today!!!

    15 instructors. Virtual make-n-takes. Tons of inspiration and fun. Right from your computer! Gotta love it it!!!

    My class:


    My class description:

    Do you ever go into your creative space to make a layout and hear crickets in the background because you just don’t where to start? It feels like creative paralysis – the mojo has left the building. We’ve all been there! Gretchen’s got some fun projects, creative ideas, and tips to help get you back on track when you’re just not feeling it. There will be plenty of examples to help you jumpstart your creativity and get back into the scrapbooking groove in no time.

    More details:

    Not only am a thrilled to be teaching, but I’m super excited that I get to learn from the best! There are some amazing teachers lined up for this awesome learning experience – Ana Cabrera, Anna Aspenes, Cara Miller, Erin Bassett, Jennifer Gallacher, Katrina Kennedy, Kelli Crow, Melissa Shanhun, Nic Howard, Nichol Magouirk, Noell Hyman, Shimelle Laine, Susan Weckesser, and Tiffany Tillman. You can find info about their classes on the True Scrap 3 site.

    What you’ll get:

    • Full admission to all 15 classes, live
    • Five virtual make-n-take project videos
    • Audio interview with the amazing Becky Higgins
    • One low price for all classes and replays!
    • Tons of fun and inspiration – and extra goodies!

    All for the low price of $127! (that’s less than $9 a class!). Save $20 by registering before 3/31! Price will increase on 4/1 to $147

    Are you ready to sign up and join in the fun?

    TS3sidebarnoalien>>CLICK HERE<<

    Hope to see you in class!!!