Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October Haul Video – lots of stamps!

I did a little shopping early this month at Simon Says Stamp and Two Peas in a Bucket and loaded up on stamps, paper, washi tape, and some new trim. I made a haul video showcasing my new product and wanted to share with you.

Shopping at Simon Says Stamp


Product show:

Shopping at Two Peas in a Bucket


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What’s your most recent purchase or on your wish list? I’d love to know!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Crafting Biz Blog Basics | FREE Webinar

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Online entrepreneur Lain Ehmann built a six-figure business in the scrapbooking industry in less than 18 months, and now she's sharing her secrets with you! In a free one-hour interactive webinar this Sunday, October 28, Lain is spilling it all: How she turned a personal blog into a groundbreaking business, exactly where her revenue comes from, the biggest mistakes she made, and her top five tips for turning YOUR dream into a viable income stream. If you've toyed around with the idea of making a living from your crafting blog, there is no better teacher than Lain Ehmann of LayoutaDay.com.

Sign up for this free session today!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

ya’ll rock! thanks for an amazing weekend!

I can’t believe True Scrap 4 is over. Such an amazing weekend! My mind is on inspiration overload. I always learn so much from the the teachers – and the students as well.


I just wanted to say THANK YOU to all that attended, liked on Facebook, retweeted,and participated. And a huge thank you to the wonderful Lain Ehmann for putting on such an amazing event. Can’t forget Lain’s Go-To Gal Kelli either, she’s amazing! Ya’ll rock!

Also, thank you to all my new followers, be it on Google Reader or Google Friend Connect, through Twitter, Pinterest, or Facebook… I appreciate you! (If you’re not connected with me and would like to be, please check out the links on the right).

Other Stuff

My crafty to-do list is getting rather long and I’m excited about that. I’ve got things on the agenda for Sizzix and I’m planning my December Daily album… and maybe one or two more things. Stay tuned!

Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

PJ Party and True Scrap 4!


There’s a PJ party tonight (woo!) and True Scrap 4 starts tomorrow. If you’re already signed up you should have received the call guide by now (the order of classes and how to get into the classroom) as well as your supply lists.

If you haven’t signed up – it’s not to late! And if you can’t make every single class, no worries. You’ll have access to the replays.

I know I’ve been talking about it a lot. It’s something I am teaching for, participating in, and and truly believe in. Being a part of TS4 as a teacher, and especially as a student, is one of the best scrapbooking things I've ever been involved in and truly get a ton out of it.

What You’ll Get with True Scrap 4

  • Pre-Event PJ Party

  • Full admission to all 15 classes, live (class descriptions and sneak peeks are up on the TS4 site!)

  • Five virtual make-n-take short project videos (sneak peeks are up on the TS4 site!)

  • Eternal access to class recordings

  • Prize giveaways!

  • Digital goodie bag for each participant.

>> Sign Up and Join The Fun! <<

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

CHA-Summer | new Pop `n Cuts – part 2

This is the last batch of projects I have to share that are created with the new CHA-Summer releases by Karen Burniston for Sizzix. On todays agenda – new Pop `n Cuts! If you missed the first three new release recaps and projects I shared, please check here: new Bigz Dies – part 1, new Bigz Dies – part 2, and new Pop `n Cuts – part 1.

Sizzix Pop `n Cuts Magnetic Insert Die – Phrase, Party 3-D (Pop-Up) # 658047


I love the font for the word party! There’s a new matching Sizzlits set too that you can pair this PNC insert with.

Sizzix Pop `n Cuts Magnetic Insert Die Frame, Square Ornate 3-D (Pop-Up) #658045


This frame insert is so cool. You can add elements or photos under the frame, on top of it, or just turn it around and not use the frame at all. So many possibilities! I used this die to make a spookey Halloween card, you can check it out here.

Sizzix Pop `n Cuts Magnetic Insert Die – Star, 3-D (Pop-Up) #658048


I love the new Star Pop `n Cut insert… which is probably why I made two examples with it! The coordinating star I used on the first card example was created from the new Party Sizzlits set.

Sizzix Sizzlits Die Set 3PK – Party Set #2 #658034

The above Sizzlits set coordinates with the Party and Star PNC inserts. The set helps make your crafting a little easier, I’m all for that!

Want to get your hands on the new Pop `n cuts and Bigz dies I’ve shared over the past weeks?

  • ask your local scrapbook store to carry them.
  • ask your favorite on line store to carry them.
  • want them? ask for them! Just give them the die names and numbers and you’re good to go!

New to Pop `n Cuts?

The Pop `n Cuts system is an interactive system that helps you create pop-up cards in an instant! You can use the base tray by itself or add different insert dies to create a whole new look. The inserts stays in place because they are magnetized on the bottom. You add the insert to the base tray, line up the tick marks, and run everything through your Big Shot machine. wa-la! a quick and easy pop-up!

Original Release of Pop `n Cuts

The above Pop `n Cuts were the original releases with coordinating Sizzlits sets and Movers & Shapers dies. You can find them in several online stores now including Scrapbook.com, Two Peas in a Bucket, and Simon Says Stamp. Remember, you need the base tray to start and all the inserts will fit inside that tray.
Happy Poppin’ and Cuttin’!


Saturday, October 13, 2012

True Scrap 4 is next weekend!!!

It’s almost time for True Scrap 4. It’s right around the corner! As in next weekend! Crazy right? It’s going to be an amazing event!!! I had so much fun last year – as a student as well as a teacher – and I can’t wait for this year. Head on over to the TS4 site for a full list of classes and teachers. There is a stellar line up this year!

I’m Teaching


My Class:

Stretch Your Sketch: Take Creative Control of Your Scrapbook Sketches - It’s time to take creative control of those sketches and make them work for you. Join Gretchen Schmidt as she shows you how to adapt several sketches into different sizes of scrapbooking layouts, cards, and even a mini-album! Spend more time scrapbooking and less time trying to figure out what goes where. Learn how to make multiple layouts from one sketch like a pro and get those layouts done.

My Super-Hero-Errific Podcast with Lain Ehmann

The fabulous Lain Ehmann from layoutaday.com and the producer of True Scrap interviewed me for one of her podcasts. If you haven’t listened before, they’re pretty awesome. We’re talking about my class for True Scrap 4, as well as scrapbooking, and other fun stuff. Take a listen HERE!

What You’ll Get with True Scrap 4

  • Pre-Event PJ Party
  • Full admission to all 15 classes, live (class descriptions and sneak peeks are up on the TS4 site!)
  • Five virtual make-n-take short project videos (sneak peeks are up on the TS4 site!)
  • Eternal access to class recordings

All from the comfort of your own home. You can hang out in your PJ’s if you so desire! Learn new skills, get a take on old favorites, and be inspired!


Sign up today!

Can’t wait! Hope to see you there!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Beware Pop `n Cuts Card | tutorial

Hi all! I’m excited to share that I’ve got a new tutorial up on the Sizzix blog creating this Beware card. I’m using some cool Halloween dies from Sizzix as well as a new Square Ornate Frame Pop `n Cuts Insert that was released this month.


Visit the Sizzix blog for full tutorial