Saturday, April 30, 2011

amy's saturday sketch

happy saturdaysorry it's so small!!! i will fix that asap!

welcome to saturday sketch at what's scrapping!!! i'm giving amy a hand today
here is my take on the sketch! i used the "classic girl" kit from scraptastic club!
there is a quick video on my blog for this page too!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Thursday's Ad Inspiration

i am filling in for michelle today!
she sent me this ad to use for this weeks inspiration. there are so many ways you can use this ad....

the way the photographed items are stacked
just use the bottom half
or the top
i was drwn to not only the colors but also how the cups were stacked.
i used it for my photo placement. i used the may scraptastic club in the hood kit and add-on to create this page!

please share with us what inspires you in this ad!!


Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Art Journal

Why buy an art journal when you can create one with supplies you have at home. Use this keepsake for your art or to journal your thoughts, and because it is decorated with your personal touch, you will want to use it everyday!

For the cover I used chipboard cut into 8” x 5”. I covered it with muslin fabric and attached with fabric glue. The inner pages are cream cardstock cut slightly smaller and distressed with the Zutter Distrezz IT ALL (IT IS A MUST HAVE, my new favorite product)!!! Your paper will look like fabric, it’s too yummy!!

Now for the decorations. The green fabric flower trim is by Prima and placed it along the edges. I used chipboard letters to spell out ART and attached them with a glue gun. The rosette was made with light brown polyester material, and a little bling added in the center. The 3 butterflies are from Jenni Bowlin in various colors. I then added a button to look like a door handle and a metal key at the bottom. I also attached some pom pom fabric trim to the bottom of the journal. Everything is bound with 3 rings! You can make one for every journey you take! I hope you enjoyed this..thank you, Denise.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Wall Art 4/24/11

Happy Easter What's Scrapping!
Today's wall art is not Easter related, it's a gift for my sister-in-law.

I used the "Classic Girl" kit from Scraptastic Club.
I also based this on the grid challenge that I found over at Lily Bee's Blog.
All of the squares were cut at 2x2, some are attached directly to the page and some are attached with dimensional foam tabs. All of the embellishments on the squares are attached with dimensional foam tabs. The alphas are AC chipboard thickers.

Thank for letting me share with you today......and I hope that everyone has a great Easter!!!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

saturday's sketch 4/23/11

hi all it's juliann again!

i'm giving amy a hand and posting her sketch for her today!

here is amy's saturday sketch for us this week!

here is ange's take...

mine (juliann)...
please share with us your take on this sketch!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Thursday Ad Inspiration

Happy Thursday What's Scrapping friends!!Here was our ad inspiration for today. I posted this over the weekend to give you a head start to play to win a prize so if you did do it please link us here so you can be put into a drawing. :)

Here was the Ad Inspiration and what our awesome DT did some went with the colors some the design!Check it out!

Here is LJ's the colors in the ad inspired her the layering!Here is Patricia's she used the ad's as a the purple and look at your boy!!
here is mine...also used this in combo from a TallyScrapper Challenge sketch was similar!

Here is Julie's love the pop of red!

Here is Ange's love the colors and design
Ladies did a rocking job! So make sure you post your layout so you can win some scrap goodies!

Happy Scrappin'!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hybrid Card? What is it?

Hybrid cards can be defined in different ways, but I will give you my take.  Hybrid cards are cards that contain one or more digital element that you have printed out. Sometimes it could be only the image that is a digital item, like a digital stamp or digital image.  You could also design your entire card as a digital item, then printed and add some traditional items.  You could just print your own papers (that being your digital element), the possibilities are endless.

You can find hundreds or free digital stamps, papers, elements and images around the web. For my sample I am using a digital kit from SuzyQ Scraps called: A Life Expressed ... {Colorfully}

I added bling to the punch out border, buttons as flower centers, and Glossy accents to the "epoxy" digital element that I used.  The Glossy Accents are just a great way to make the elements look real!  Some finishing touches with some sheer swirly ribbon and I have one of a kind Hybrid Card!
All the traditional items where sponsored by and I even have a coupon for you ladies: 10% off your purchase:  CTAA-01   and FEEL free to give the coupon to your friends.  And yes, you can use your coupon over and over and over.... ;)  I hope you give it a go and try it yourself.  And if you have any questions, just post them in the comment section.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Alice In Wonderland Mini Books

Vintage Alice in Wonderland is a such a popular theme so I really wanted to recreate these mini books I saw in a craft magazine. These mini books will be the cutest decoration to your themed party, give them as party favors or use as a personal journal or scrapbook.

These mini books were created from a regular cardboard box cut it into four pieces measuring 4.5" x 4". Then I ripped the top layer of cardboard off to expose the corrugated portion. I cut cream cardstock for the inner pages about ¼ inch smaller than the covers, approximately 8 sheets per book. The Alice in Wonderland images were downloaded from the internet and printed onto plain white paper.

I painted the Alice cover with pink and turquoise acrylic paint and the Mad Hatter with french vanilla and turquoise. The covers and inside papers were punched with the Zutter Bind it All machine. Adhere the Alice images to the covers (I used MS craft glue.) Then I tied rose and turquoise crinkle seam binding ribbon to the bottom of each cover. I typed Alice quotes and printed them onto plain white paper and adhered them to Jenni Bowlin journaling tickest. I distressed all images with paint too. The tickets were inserted into the memo pins and then into the cardboard covers. I added a self adhesive jewel to the center of the memo pins. A small decorative pin was also inserted into the ribbons. The books were bound with 3/8” inch black wires. Finally, I attached tiny trinkets bought from the craft store. Thank you for letting me share with you! Denise

Monday, April 18, 2011

our friends over at kitchen keepsake have some fun planned.....

Kitchen Keepsake is cookbooking at its finest! Come and find your creative culinary muse!

The designers have cooked up some fun challenges, games, and prizes!

All challenges will be posted on Friday, April 29th and will be due on May 4th.

We hope you'll join us in the kitchen and get those creative juices flowing!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Sunday's Wall Art - 4/17/11

Good morning What's Scrapping!
It's Sunday which means it's time for some new wall art.
This morning I'd like to share "Home Is Where The Heart Is"

For this one I used the PP from the Lily Bee This and That line (which will be in the upcoming Scraptastic Club May kit "Classic Girl"). I cut out 6 3x3 squares from 3 of the PP. I used my Glue Glider Pro to attach one of each to my background. For the other 3, I used my Imaginisce D-Stress tool around all of the edges, then I used my AC dimensional foam squares to attach them to the squares already on my paper. The teal letters are AC Thickers Jewelry Box Glitter Aqua, the black letters are Cosmo Cricket chipboard licorice, and the red letters are AC Thickers Playroom Cherry felt, all were from my stash. For the butterfly, I used some of my smooch spritz.....first I sprayed the whole butterfly with "Sun Kissed" and when that dried I sprayed it with "Black Velvet", and then one more time with "Sun Kissed". I glued on two buttons that I had left over from the Scraptastic Club April Kit "Enjoy the Little Things", and for the antennas I used a couple of coursage pins, I colored the "white pearl" with a black sharpie.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Early Thursday's Ad Inspiration

I have posted it early for those who would like to win a prize what is the prize you ask its a surprise but it will be good! All you have to do is link your layout to our blog and by Thursday 21st midnight your time is fine...since I won't be drawing a winner til Friday. So whoever participates I will put your name in a hat and draw a winner!!!SOund good so go get your scrap on.

Enjoy your weekend!!!Pray for me that I make it through Spring Break without having to "check-in'

saturday sketch, a guest sketch artist!

meet shawn lahr! i have known shawn for about 5 years now. and she rocks!!
shaen is the artist and creator of nuts about sketches, where
you'll find a rockin' new sketch every monday!
and will soon be celebrating a "birthday!"

let's give her a big what's scrapping welcome!

Hi! My name is Shawn Lahr. I live in Pennsylvania with my husband, Charlie and three wonderful children - Nick, Blake & Kaila. I've been avidly scrapping for about 7 years. I caught the bug just after my first Creative Memories party. Needless to say, I am what some may call an ADDICT. I, on the other hand, consider myself an ENTHUSIAST. I love the fact that this hobby allows me to chronicle my life and the lives of my loved ones. To be able to journal what may likely be forgotten over time is priceless to me.
I've been creating hand drawn sketches for nearly 4 years now. I am and always will be a sketch addict, so I just thought it would be nice to create and share some of my own.

here is a fabulous sketch shawn has made for us:

by juliann

by laura jean (our newest what's scrapping contributor)

by ange

by michelle

i hope you all love this sketch as much as we do!
please share your pages with us!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Thursday's Inspiration

I think everyone has had a busy week! I am lucky I got mine done my little one wasn't feel to hot this week! Here is the advertisement I found in Rachael Ray Magazine I have done this one along time ago but it is a favorite of mine so I thought I would share here...I hope you get some inspiration from this awesome ad!

here is Julie's

here is mine

here is patricias

if you do an inspired page from the Ad inspiration send us your link so we would love to check it out!

Next week I think I will be giving out a RAK I will post next weeks Ad inspiration up early and you will have til Thursday to get it done and you can win a prize if you link it to our blog!!

Enjoy your weekend! see you next Thursday!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Do you love challenges?

I love challenges, but there are not enough days in the week to play with all the challenges I love. That is how Pile It On! was born. Pile It On! Blog challenges you to do not only our challenge but to add as many challenges as you can to the same project.  We have seen lists of up to 50 challenges piled on in just one card!
We love seeing all kind of crafty projects, from cards, layouts to shirts and jewelry!

This week we are being sponsored by Pizzazz Aplenty and one lucky winner will get a prize valued at over $10 of pure bling goodness.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Whimsical Princess Wand

This delightful princess wand can be used for photo shoots or the perfect way to add whimsy to your little one’s birthday party. It is super fast and easy to create and can be made as party favors for every little princess! First , I cut 2 pieces of double sided cardstock 12 x 2 inches. I accordion folded each piece which created two half circles. Then I glued the ends together to create a full circle. I attached a 2 inch circle to the back to create stability. I used 10 pink gingham ribbons about 2 inches long, folded and glued them to the center of the wand. A scalloped 2 inch circle was then glued to the center over the ribbons. I then attached the “Thank Heaven For Little Girls" metal embellishment (purchased from the local craft store) as the center decoration. I used a bamboo skewer (cutting off the point) and painted it a light pink. After it dried, I wrapped it with ribbon (make sure to add a small dap of hot glue at the top and bottom). Then attach the bamboo skewer to the back of the wand (in between the cardstocks). Finally, I tied pink tulle, cream and pink ribbon, around the skewer and that’s it ! I created a matching banner too, you can view it at


Monday, April 11, 2011

meet: Freehand Scraps

this is elaine! the owner of freehand scraps a great kit club that offers more than just a scrapbook kit! you HAVE to see this months mini album and card kits!!!

angie came up with the fun idea of interviewing elaine to introduce her to our what's scrapping family! so here are the questions i came up with....

1. when did you start scrapping?

I started scrapbooking in 1997. My scrapbooking supplies then consisted of a shape template, scissors, a booklet of paper and some stickers. I used to carry it all to crops in a plastic grocery bag. People setting eyelets seemed way advanced to me back then.

2. what or who most inspires you?

Sketches, blogs, magazines. There are so many talented designers out there.

3. what is your favorite part of a kit?

Having coordinating paper and embellishments preselected allows me to focus on making pages.

4. have you always wanted to have your own scrapbooking business?

I’ve always wanted to own my own business. Ideas that have appealed to me in the past are: a cookie shop, a book store, or a cafĂ© that serves only breakfast and dessert. Since I’ve become obsessed by scrapbooking, naturally I’ve thought about being a part of the scrapbook industry in some way.

5. You only recently became the owner of Freehand Scraps. How did that come about?

I found out about Freehand Scraps because of a garage sale, of all things. My friend Dede’s husband went to a garage sale in their neighborhood and saw a lot of scrapbook stuff at the sale, which he reported back to Dede. Dede investigated and found out the person holding the garage sale (Heidi) owned a scrapbook kit club. I bought a few of the kits from the club and then found out (again through Dede) that Heidi was taking a new job and moving away. I inquired if she would be interested in selling the club and soon after I became the new owner! Yeh!

6. what type of kits do you make?

I offer 12x12 kits, card kits, and mini album kits. They include the latest product offerings, non-traditional items, and exclusive embellishments.

7. what are your other hobbies?

Cooking, reading, travel, movies

so now on to the eye candy...

this months 12x12 kit....

nice colors right????
some yummy embellies!!!

AND more eye candy! courtacy of our friend angie gutshall who is this months gdt for freehand scraps

oooh we love close-ups!!
fantastic card!!!
think we need a tutorial on that flower (hint hint)
sooo creative!!!!
now that you have made it through my rambling post.... oh yes it get's better!!!!

leave a comment here and say HI to elaine! then go and "like" freehand scraps and what's scrapping on facebook mentioning this blog post by friday 9est. then on friday we will pick a lucky scrapper who will receive a $15 gift certificate to freehand scraps!