Monday, August 31, 2009

September Teacher's Pet Kit

September's kit is finally here! I am so excited to announce the new kit filled with goodies from Nikki Sivils, Jenni Bowlin and Ki Memories. It is perfect for back to school, preschool playtime and more. This kit is very versatile!

Stop by the Scraptacular message board and gallery for Design Team layouts and to order yours! They are going fast so hop on over asap!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Awesome Kit!!!

I can't wait for you guys to see the September kit! It's pack full of great products!

Here's one of the layouts I made...

Friday, August 28, 2009

The Countdown Has Begun!

The September kit is almost here! I was just preparing the insert today and I am so excited. So many beautiful layout examples by the DT as well as a new feature this month--a sketch by Taryn! I can't wait to show off this gorgeous kit. Just to up the excitement a little, here are two layouts I completed with the kit:

I hope you will enjoy this one as much as I do!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Little Peek at September!

I've been busy working with the gorgeouse kit Beth has put together for September! Here's one layout I did!

Keep watching here and on the message board for more peeks, and for the kit to go on sale! You don't want to miss it!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Just Another Manic Monday.....

I have the Bangles song in my head today. Another Monday, another new work week. For all you fellow teachers out there, you're either back to school (glad its not me) or getting ready to go back (like I've been).

This past weekend I took a much needed break from curriculum training to relax and SCRAP! I met up with 9 other women at the Hamburg Hideaway. It's a GREAT scrapbook retreat house equipped with everything you need to get SCRAPHAPPY!

I had a blast, met some great people, and got A LOT of layouts done! Here are some of the layouts I created this weekend....

Got to use the fun chipboard shapes from Pebbles, the new Jenni Bowlin ledger tags, and I used an EK Success border punch for the bottom...

I made a double page layout using my stash of Fancy Pants' About A Boy line and I made these fun pinwheels that Beth showed me how to do...

and THIS page took me FOREVER! I liked the patchwork look I saw on a pagemap but needed to make it a pocket so I could "smuggle" some more pictures on the layout...LOVE the Bazzill stitchez templates for hand-stitching on a page!

'til next time,

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Swimming in Thickers!

...and I'm loving it!!! Just got my shipment of the new Thickers from CHA-S and I'm so excited! They are absolutely gorgeous and the pictures don't do them justice. But here's a few anyway:

These are the new Rocketeer font. We've got them in Powder and Black and they are so perfect for school or boy pages:

This is the new Nutmeg Glossy Thickers. This is a really gorgeous font. Also, a little smaller than regular Thickers. We've got them in the Spinach color you see here as well as white and black!

Love these! They are the Hocus Pocus Glitter Thickers. Here we have the shapes:

And the letters. We also have the letters in white. Shown here is rust:

Letterman Flocked:

This one is my absolute fave! They are smaller so perfect for cards or subtitles. We've got them in leaf, watermelon, white and black:

Daydream Foam Thickers are here in black chestnut caribbean and pumpkin:

This is the Caribbean color:

And, we can't forget foil Thickers for Christmas!!! This is pomegranate shown here but we also have a beautiful silver color:

I am so excited for all these letters! Who would have thought thick sticker letters would make me so happy??? If you would like to see more colors or order some of these beauties, head over to
***Spoiler Alert***
Those of you that get our kits each month, look for Rocketeer in September's and Hocus Pocus in October's!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Jazzing Up Your Chipboard!

Here are a few ways to jazz up your chipboard:

I've had this chipboard flower forever! I decided to cover it with paper, ink it, and then use a button for the center.

For this frame, I covered it with paper, and then inked and stamped on it. For the little person, I inked him made him an outfit out of different paper.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

And the Winner is....

Congrats to Amy Bender!!! I have a special little surprise for you so please email me with your snail mail address! Thanks everybody for your comments. We'll have another little giveaway soon!

And I couldn't leave you without a layout I did this weekend! I had a great time cropping with some ladies at the store. Even though I had a little froggy in my throat it is so nice to get out for some girly time!

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, August 13, 2009

New Goodies!

So many people have been asking me what new goodies we have ordered from CHA Summer. In answer to that, I thought I would give you all a little sneak of some of the things coming in to the store soon:

Jenni Bowlin Mini Alphas in several different colors. All Jenni Bowlin will be here this week:

New Mini Label Papers:

NEW!!! Halloween and Back To School BINGO cards:

Five New Collections from Fancy Pants shipping later this month:

I love, love, love these new lines from Pink Paislee! We should have Twilight and Amber Road next week:

And last but not least, one of my absolute fave new manufacturers, Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker. This will be here this week!:

I am so excited for all this new stuff! And this is really just a sampling of all the great new stuff coming soon.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Summer is Almost Over...

Yikes! We've only got about two more weeks here until school starts. I know because the principal called last we aren't in trouble! We have an automated system in our school district that calls all the families to let them know of upcoming events. The principal called last night to remind us there are only a few more summer days left.

So in honor of the end of no deadlines, no schedules and family vacations, here's a few layouts I did using Scraptacular's awesome kit of the month for August.

Bumper cars at Rehoboth beach:

Playing in the sand:

Merry Go Round:

Frisbee on the beach:

Sand castles:

We would love to see your layouts about summer so we are offering a little giveaway! Please leave us a comment linking up to your summer layouts. We will choose a winner on Saturday, August 15th.

Happy Summer!!!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Bo Bunny bonanza

Happy Monday, everyone! I survived all the rain this weekend (and a loss of power) and I'm ready for the SUNSHINE (it just might be a pool day)!

At the end of last week I discovered that Bo Bunny had posted their new design team. I REALLY wanted to get a submission in for this great opportunity...but I got the submission deadline mixed up and missed it. OH WELL! There's always next year. The bright side is that I got a lot of layouts completed using their fun products. honor of Bo's some fun layouts I've created recently:

This is my newest layout using their older "U Bug Me!" collection

This layout I created using a Page Map and their fun Popsicle line (with some hand-stitching for the circles)

Using their papers I tried to make it look like the pictures were hanging from the top of the page (and I added some hidden journaling so I didn't overcrowd the page)

more Popsicle yumminess....

...and a layout using Bo Bunny's Calypso papers

And, finally, for a mini-album idea using Bo Bunny's Calypso and Fancy Pants' Multi-media Bracket album,

(sneak peek) check out It's Scraptacular's Project thread in the Forum!

'til next time,

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Layout Picks!

I just browsed through the Scraptacular member galleries, and found these beauties:

This one is by Megan aka megamay on the message board. I just love the large photo, the title, and the bright colors!
This one is by Mary Ann. I love the design and the die cut paper!
And this one is by Heather. I love the heart flower and the photo is precious!