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The latest issue of Scrap n’ Art magazine is now live! Check it out here! I even have a project in this issue. Here’s a little peek at it.

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And, a new month means new submissions calls. Here they are! I can’t believe we are already looking for projects for February! The time just flies by.

Scrap n’ Art February 2013 Submission Call

Scrap n’ Art is currently looking for submissions for our February 2013 issue. We are looking for your layouts, cards, altered art and out of the box creations that follow the theme “Love is in the Air.”

In some parts of the world, winter is still in full swing and it is cold and dreary. It is amazing how a little love does wonders to brighten and warm up the day. It may be that special pair of socks you received from your favorite person that brings a smile to your face. How about just a big hug? Love is shown in many ways. As crafters, we also share our love with others through the creations we make. Share those creations with us at Scrap n’ Art.

Do not limit yourself. Show us how you bring “love” into your crafting. Digital, traditional or hybrid, anything goes! You can also submit as many projects as your heart desires. To submit, please follow the guidelines below. Deadline for all submissions is January 1, 2013.

To submit, please send the following information to submissions@scrapnart.com:

  • Your name and email
  • A photo of your project (Please include additional photos of details. Limit photo size to less than 1 MB each.)
  • Title of your project
  • A supply list of all items used. (Please include manufacturer and item. If in doubt, please include the information.)
  • In the subject line, please put “February 2013
  • If you would like for us to include a link to your blog, please share your blog address.

Some More Colorbok

Here are a couple more layouts that I did with the Colorbok line I received from Memories Live On.

I have to say that once I got past my initial hesitation, I really enjoyed creating with these papers and embellishments. In fact, I think the following layout is one of my favorite ones I have done in a long time. Who would have thought? =)

It also really helped that when I was working with these papers, I went to a crop with a friend of mine. It was a new environment and I think all the energy and creative vibes as well as just the enjoyment of getting to hang out with a good friend, really helped me get creative.

Supply List:

Paper: Colorbok “Antique Paperie: 12×12 Glitter Paper Pad, Page Pockets”; Adhesive: GlueArts “GlueGlider Pro: PermaTac,” “Ribbon Adhesive”; Ink: Rubber Stampede “Pigment: Coffee Bean”; Pen: American Crafts “Precision Pen: Brown (.03)”; Ribbon: May Arts “Crochet/Velvet Center 1.5″: 372-15-32 (Brown with Cream)”; Stickers: Bella Blvd “Sophisticates by Stephanie: Blue High Five Alphabets,” Colorbok “Antique Paperie: Clear Quote Stickers”; Misc: Butterflies 

Aren’t the butterflies beautiful? I found them at the crop I was attending and they added the perfect finishing touch for this layout. =)

Supply List:

Paper: Colorbok “Antique Paperie: 12×12 Glitter Paper Pad, Page Pockets”; Adhesive: GlueArts “GlueGlider Pro: PermaTac”;  Pen: American Crafts “Precision Pen: Brown (.03)”; Colorbok “Antique Paperie: Glitter Sticker Phrases”

I hope you are having a wonderful start to your week! Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope you and yours are having a wonderful Thanksgiving Day!

A Thanksgiving Reminder

I think sometimes, at least I do, we get caught up in the busyness of the holidays without really taking time to stop and appreciate what is going on around us. With this in mind, I created this Thanksgiving mini album as a place to record our thoughts for what we are thankful for.

I loved working with this line from Bella Blvd. I think I used just about every scrap that was given to me! It was so much fun to do this.

Each “page” is really an envelope. Inside the envelope is a tag with a place to write a short note about what we are thankful for on Thanksgiving day. Since there are four members in  my family, I decided to stick with four pages, but you could definitely create as many as you would like. Get ready for lots of photos!

Supply List:

Paper: Bella Blvd “Thankful: Bountiful, Cute Cuts, Homey, Perfect Day, Our Spot, Turkey Tracks”; Cardstock: Bazzill “Bahama, Mocha Divine, Navy, Rainforest, Sun Coral, White”; Adhesive: Beacon Adhesives “3-IN-1 Advanced Craft Glue,” EK Success “EK Tools: 3D-Dots,” GlueArts “GlueGlider Pro: PermaTac”; Embellishments: Doodlebug Designs “Button”; Ink: Rubber Stampede “Pigment: Coffee Bean”; Stickers: Bella Blvd “Thankful: Alpha+Bits, Just Write Journaling Stickers”; Tools: Fiskars “Border Punch: Scallop Sentiment,” “Squeeze Punch: Corner Rounder, Seal of Approval (XL),” We R Memory Keepers “Crop-A-Dile”; Misc: Ribbon

I hope you are taking time to stop and take a look around you at the blessings in your life as we enter this hectic holiday season. I know I am going to!

Sometimes, when you are creating, it is good to be pushed out of your comfort zone. It isn’t always fun, but you might be amazed at what you create!

Recently, I was presented with some papers from my local scrapbook store, Memories Live On, to work with. I have to say, if I had seen these on the shelf, they probably would not have gotten more than a passing glance. I don’t know if it  is the colors or the style, but it would not be something I would have chosen for myself.

Well, it is a VERY good thing that I was given them to work with. I wasn’t sure what to do when I first received them, but I ended up really enjoying the process of creating quite a few layouts with them. Here are a couple of layouts featuring Colorbok Antique Paperie. (Sorry for the glare. I forgot to order matte photos.)

Supply List:
Paper: Colorbok “Antique Paperie: 12×12 Glitter Paper Pad, Page Pockets”; Adhesive: GlueArts “GlueGlider Pro: PermaTac,” “Ribbon Adhesive”; Ink: Ranger “Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Peeled Paint”; Pen: American Crafts “Precision Pen: Brown (.03)”; Ribbon: May Arts “Silk : SK01 (White)”; Stickers: Bella Blvd “Sophisticates by Stephanie: Blue High Five Alphabets,” Colorbok “Antique Paperie: Glitter Sticker Phrases”; Tools: Fiskars “Border Punch: Boundary Waters”


I wanted to make sure you saw the bits of glitter on this “Special Moments” sticker. It was the perfect embellishment!

Supply List:

Paper: Colorbok “Antique Paperie: 12×12 Glitter Paper Pad, Page Pockets”; Adhesive: GlueArts “GlueGlider Pro: PermaTac,” EK Success “EK Tools: 3D-Dots”; Embellishments: Doodlebug Design “Button”; Stickers: Colorbok “Antique Paperie: Glitter Sticker Phrases”; Tools: Martha Stewart Crafts “Punch: Classic Butterfly”; Misc: Ribbon

Thank You Veterans

 A very special thank you to my cousin for the sacrifices she made as and her husband who served in the US Army.

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