Thursday, July 30, 2009

My last Summer Soiree

Here is the last layout I did with the August kit, Summer Soiree.

Martha just put the kits in the store and after the people with subscriptions picked theirs for the month, there is only 1 Summer Soiree left and 3 Bloom and Grows. Don't wait if you want one of these kits. They will sell out!

Also, I hosted a little craft night earlier this week. Two of my fun friends came over to make a project with me. Remember the USA blocks I made with the July kit? Well, we did a Halloween version. . .

LOVE IT! They turned out so cute!

Anyone else want to craft with us?

Saturday, July 25, 2009

My August Pages for SD4U

So here is what I made with this beautiful kit! SD4U Store

My Weston and his cousine Ellie at the lake just last Saturday. I think this is the soonest I have ever scrapped a picture after taking it, lol. I just loved this one of them together. They are just about a year apart. The striped paper is pleated and I love that little bit of dimension with just paper! The kit also comes with a Queen and Co felt title and I cut it apart for this title and felt embellishments on the left.

My 3 at the same lake as above last Saturday. This is based on a 52 sketches sketch. I added the green rick rack from an older kit and the brads and label holder from a purchase. The brads and label holder are Fancy Pants.

My kids in the back yard last summer. You know when you use a border punch on your edges and how a little strip gets cut off? I usually just throw that away. This time I decided to use it on my layout. That very thin strip of green paper was the cut off strip when I used my threading water punch on the dotted paper. Gotta love double sided papers!

The heat wave title comes in the kit layered with a glimmer misted sun layered on top. I added the black outlines and stickles to the title. I think this is a great addition to the kits!

Here is a close up of that title:

and this is my most favorite layout from the kit!

Those little felt embellies are awesome. I added some stickles to them. I love the little sparkle that gives.

I also glimmer misted the Seashore title that Martha included in the kit. Then added stickles to define the image on the sand dollar. Here is a close up of that.

What do you think of the precut titles? I think they are really fun!

I still have my mini book I am working on. Hopefully I can show you that soon!

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

SD4u August kits

Here is the full reveal of the August kits!

These two kits are wonderful! I know the Summer Soiree has been a very popular line but...
the product added to go along with it is AWESOME! There are also some really cute sea shells not pictured in the kit too. This kit has tons and one of a kind embellishments! You will not regret getting this kit!

Bloom & Grow, the second kit, is another beautiful line! The colors are fantastic! At first it looks a bit girly but there are ways to use the "B" sides and get not girly pages too! Tons of embellishments with this kit too.

Both paper lines are double sided so you get double the choice! SCORE

Here are the pictures of both kits! Members have started picking their kits, and the remaining kits will go on sale in the store on Saturday July 25th.


Kit # 1 Summer Soiree

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Kit # 2 Bloom & Grow

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And they are more beautiful in person! We will have full layout reveals on the 25th too.

Here is a link to the site so you can get your kit! Store Link

Monday, July 20, 2009

Summer Soiree in August @ SD4U

This is another fabulous kit! Here are some tiny peeks at my work so far.


The full reveal will be in a few days. You can go to the message board and see other dt peeks too! Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

SD4U DT Call

Do you have what it takes to become a design team member at We are looking for a few stand out scrappers to join our team and serve from September 2009 through February 2010.

If you think you have what it takes, then read below for the details.


The existing SD4U Design Team is looking for 3 creative, outgoing, talented fresh faces to inspire our members and join our team. We will be accepting submissions through July 31, 2009. The new designers will be announced once they have been contacted and have accepted their positions. The design team position will be from September 2009 through February 2010. We keep our Design Team Members very busy with lots of activities, such as designing with monthly kits, blog posts, daily message board activities, classes and tutorials, participation in board challenges, etc.. Please consider the amount of time that will be required to fulfill your DT requirements when deciding to apply.

SD4U asks that you are not a design team member for more than 1 other kit clubs due to the amount of time required to fulfill your position appropriately. Also, we ask that you remain respectful of our business by not posting about other clubs or online stores on our message board or in your comments.


•Promoting SD4U whenever possible.
•Posting the SD4U blinkie and link on your personal blog.
•Posting photos of our monthly kits, along with samples of your work on your personal blog each month with a link back to either the store, or the message board. SD4U will in turn post a link to your blog on our site’s blog.
•Consistent daily participation on our message board.
•Designing at least 5 items per kit: 5 layouts or combination of 3-4 layouts and altered items or cards.
•Actively participate in creating at least one monthly tutorial or class. Take your turn posting to the blog when assigned. We do a rotation with a calendar posted each month. It is your responsibility to check that calendar and follow up with your assignment.
•Actively participate in challenges and contests.


•A free kit every month containing the industry's latest and greatest products!
•30% Product discounts for anything else in the store!
•Miscellaneous perks - free passes to CHA, special discounts, etc.!
•Designers term is through February 2010. At the end of the term we will re-assess where the team is and go from there.


•Email 5 of your best layouts and/or altered projects to
•Please include the following in your email:
1. Name, mailing address, phone number
2. Links to other online galleries that show your work (as well as your screen name)
3. Link to your blog, if you have one.
4. A short bio of yourself including other DT's you have been on (or are currently on) and your current activity on any forums and message boards.
5. As previously stated, photos of 5 layouts and/or altered projects that you feel best represent your style. Layouts can be 12x12 or 8 1/2 X 11

Thank you for wanting to be a part of our great team! We are so excited to see what you have created.

Here is a link to the message board and details too:

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

MME CHallenge

My Minds Eye is having its first blog challenge here:

Basically I just had to use some of their "Breaking Free" line. I didn't think I had any until I remembered that I had bought some when I was in Chicago. Score!

I had been saving this picture of Wade and this paper was PERFECT! I love how this turned out.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

An Amazing List

7 Gypsies - Website, blog
Adornit - Website, blog
American Crafts - Website, blog
Anna Griffin - Website, blog
Bam Pop - Website, blog
Basic Grey - Website
Bazzill Basics - Website
Bella Blvd - Website, blog
Bo Bunny - Website, blog
Chatterbox - Website, blog
Cherry Arte - Cherry Arte
Clear Snaps - Website, blog
Collage Press - Website, blog
Cosmo Cricket - Website, blog
Crate Paper - Website, blog
Creative Imaginations - Website, blog
Daisy Bucket - Website, blog
Dream Street - Website, blog
EK Success - Website
Fancy Pants Designs - Website, blog
Fiskars - Website, blog
Flair Designs - Website, blog
GCD Studios - Website
Glitz Designs - Website, blog
Graphic 45 - Website, blog
Heidi Swapp - Website, blog
Jenni Bowlin - Website, blog
Jillibean Soup - Website, blog
K&Co - Website
Karen Foster - Website
KI Memories - Website, blog
Lily Bee Design - blog
Making Memories - Website, blog
Marks Paper Co. - Website
Maya Road - Website, blog
My Little Shoebox - Website
My Little Yellow Bicycle - Website
My Mind's Eye - Website
October Afternoon - Website, blog
Paper Element, The - Website, blog
Paper House Productions - Website, blog
Paris Hilton - Website
Pebbles Inc. - Website, blog
Piggy Tales - Website, blog
Pink Paislee - Website, blog
Prima Marketing - Website, blog
Queen & Co. - Website, blog
Sassafras - Website, blog
Scenic Route - Website, blog
Scrap Within Reach - Website, blog
Scribble Scrabble - Website, blog
SEI - Website
Tattered Angels - Website, blog
Teresa Collins - Website, blog
Three Bugs in a Rug - Website
Tim Holtz - Website, Website for stamps, blog
Webster's Pages - Website, blog
We R Memory Keepers - Website

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Week 1 - All AMerican Parade

Are you ready to earn your first badge? Its an easy one since this is a short week.

Create something (layout, card, altered item) with a red, white, and blue theme.

This assignment is due on Saturday at 11:59 pm PST. When you have completed your assignment, add the badge to your siggy!

Here is my example:


And here is your badge for this assignment:


PS-for those of you that buy the kits, we have a separate challenge going on with the kits. Find that info here:

PSS or is it PPS?: for those of you that don't want such a long contest, we have ongoing sketch contests every two weeks. We just started our 35th sketch contest. Find those details here: My layout above is based on the sketch for this challenge too!

SD4U Summer Camp! is hosting a scrappy summer camp this year. Are you ready to sing some camp songs, sit by the campfire, canoe in the lake, and EARN SOME BADGES????

This is a two month long (10 week) camp. It starts July 1st (today!) and your last project will be due September 4th. You will be earning at least one badge per week per challenge you complete. As well as earning badges, you will earn points for your projects and tasks. There will be a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner for each challenge voted on by you, the campers and your camp counselors, the DT. Points will be tracked and badges earned so that at the end of the 10 weeks will will have a GRAND CHAMPION CAMPER! There will be a great prize involved. So who wants to come to scrapping summer camp???

Read the intro to camp details here :

We'd love to have a full camp this summer!