Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving is over ALREADY????

So, Thanksgiving weekend is over and it's finally...Cyber-Monday? Guess I never realized how much of a big shopping day today is (and there are DEFINITELY some great deals to be had)! While some of you were participating in a shopping marathon otherwise known as "Black Friday" (which now starts on Thursday), others of us were getting scraphappy at the Scraptacular store. What a wonderfully relaxing way to spend the day after Thanksgiving!

I, personally, got SO MUCH done throughout the day and got a chance to "play" with the new Earth Love line from Cosmo Cricket that has arrived in the store. Many of the papers and embellishments coordinate very well with the Nutmeg line. So, check out some of the layouts I created using Cosmo Cricket's yumminess...

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

What a wonderful holiday. Who doesn't love a day dedicated purely to the idea of being thankful?

We crafters are a particularly appreciative bunch, and don't we just love to show our gratitude in crafty ways? We'll take any occasion to put our creativity on display :)

This year, my guests will be greeted at the door with this cute little "Thanksgiving" sign, and it was so fast and inexpensive to make that I wanted to share it with you.

I purchased an unfinished wooden sign from my local dollar store and picked out paper in elegant fall colors. I cut one piece of wood grained patterned paper and glued it to the surface of my sign.

Next, I cut 4 squares of paper in 3x3", then glued them down, leaving a space of about 1/2" all the way around them. I outlined each square with gold stickles and then set it aside to dry.

While it was drying, I got out my Slice machine and cut out some leaf shapes in a 3" size. I used Helmar Liquid Scrapdots to attach them to my sign and give them the dimension.

Finally, I attached a cardstock sticker to a scrap of the woodgrained paper, attached it with Scrapdots and then outlined the word "Thanksgiving" using the gold Stickles again. Attach a piece of coordinating ribbon as a finishing touch and you're done!

From everyone at Scraptacular, we wish you a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving day.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Fall Fest Crop Winners!

Thanks to everyone who came by the message board to participate in our Fall Fest Crop!

Here are the winners:
Challenge #1--asarasota
Challenge #2--scrapbookingsmiles
Challenge #3--BarbP
Challenge #4--Rebecca in MI
Challenge #5--Cher K
Challenge #6--raysmommy
Challenge #7--scraplady
Challenge #8--scrapbookingsmiles
Challenge #9--raysmommy
Challenge #10--my2xys
Challenge #11--datatar
Challenge #12--raysmommy
Challenge #14--scraplady
Challenge #15--Bibi
Challenge #16--scraplady
Challenge #17--amgrassi

Game Winners:
Eye Spy--amgrassi
Scrappy Concentration--my2sxys
Fall Word Scramble--scrapbookingsmiles
Pick a Card--Cher K
Scraptacular Trivia--raysmommy

Make and Takes:
Altered Clipboard--Cher K
Product Packaging--Rebecca in MI

And last but not least, the Grand Prize Winner is:

And a close second is Cher K!

Congrats to the winners!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

The Crop Is On!

It is not too late to join in the fun over here...

the designers have outdone themselves with fun challenges, games and make and takes, but the members are WOWing me, as well... here are just a few of the pages and cards you can find being made for the challenges!

This one was so unique and i was drawn to it right away! Barb has used a doll house template for the border and it just looks like it fit there perfectly! the page is just stunning! Join her in Challenge #1 using a non-scrappy item on a page!

Heather has made this fun card using packaging for the Make and Take using recycled packaging. what a creative idea!

This page is so inspiring to me. Judi has made it for the Thankful Challenge #2 and it blew me away when i saw it!

Cher has done a beautiful job with the Card Challenge #5. She mentioned she was a card maker and i can tell... these are wonderful!

and look at this lo by Julie! it is so soft and pretty! i love how she choose a lo and created something so special and unique from it in the Gallery Challenge #17!

please come and join us and if nothing else stop by and be inspired by all the talent these ladies have!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Fall Fest Crop underway!!!

So the online Fall Fest Crop at It's Scraptacular is well under way in the Forum. The Design Team has concocted LOADS of challenges, make-n-takes, and games! There are TONS of prizes to be won. Every layout submitted earns you a point towards the TWO GRAND PRIZES!!!

What's been going on so far??? We've got a Bingo game of Scrapbooking Manufacturers being played all week, a Posting contest, wonderful ideas for Fall-themed layouts, and CHALLENGES (with prizes attached to EACH one)!

The Challenges are great ways to get started on those layouts. We've got a Bingo Challenge:

and checkout what our member "datatar" created using the diagonal with brown cardstock, ink, free space, 3 pieces of patterned paper, and something red:

There's a Scrapbook Play challenge where you can create a layout using something that's "nontraditional". Dana used a pine cone...

Barb used a template from a dollhouse she's making...

And Heather used a bumblebee made out of Perler Beads....

There are challenges and games being added everyday...and lots of fun conversations...come over and join in the scraptivity!!! It's going on until Sunday, November 15th, at 12 a.m. EST.