Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Fabulous News From Scrapbook Heaven

Scrapbook Heaven is THE place to be this summer!!! We are busy hosting weekend crops, offering LIVE scrapbooking classes, and, of course, introducing some GORGEOUS kits!!!

Here are some of our upcoming events:
Check out July's petite kit, already available for preorder in the store yummy is that?!?!?!
And the main kit:

Perfect for 4th of July!

We are also offering LIVE classes!!
July 9
Our show will feature an hour long demonstration of ATCs using products from Somewhere in Time Collage!
Watch the show here, via Facebook at 8pm CST!
And this is VERY exciting!! We are also happy to offer a Live with Prima class. We will be showing you how to make this gorgeous Carousel Album. Purhase the Carousel Album kit in the store today!!

Order your kit by July 24!!!

Upcoming Crop: Sizzling Summer Sketch Crop
We are hosting a crop on our forums July 16 and 17. Here's how it works:

We will be posting sketches throughout the day on Friday (July 16) and Saturday (July 17) for your inspiration! AND because we wanna keep it fresh you will actually have 2 chances for the grand prize with EACH SKETCH!!!!! So, can actually complete each sketch TWICE BUT there is a catch....(you know there has to be a catch)....

With each sketch there will also be a 'challenge' posted. You MAY complete two layouts for each sketch this time! Your choice, one with the sketch, and then one with the challenge! BUT if you use BOTH of them for each time you MUST TURN,FLIP, or MIRROR the sketch! For example, if you use the sketch and the challenge on one layout then want to complete it again, you MUST TURN, FLIP or MIRROR it for a second one, even if you are just doing the sketch on the second one. If you are solely doing the 'challenge' part then you don't have to, you will just need to complete the challenge!

We wanna see you guys SCRAP!!!!!

See the forums for complete rules! It's going to be a blast! See you there!

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Paper Cowgirl

I had so much fun at vendors' night at The Paper Cowgirl in Waxahachie on Saturday. Thank you so much for driving, Susan!
Check out my new scrappy goodies:

I can't wait to play with this!!!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Sketch Sunday

It's time for another Sketch Sunday at The Everyday Scrapper. Here's my take on this week's sketch.

I've Always Known You Have Wings:


To see the sketch and the other DT LOs please visit the forums at The Everyday Scrapper!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Pink Ninjas Reveal - Roots and Wings

The new prompt over at Pink Ninjas is Roots. It made me think of the saying about parents giving their kids two things - one is roots and the other is wings. Here's my LO -

Roots & Wings:

Lots of Details:

Blog Giveaway Winner.....

Thank you to everyone who stopped by for the Dads and Grads Blog Hop. The winner of my blog giveaway is ........

Gail Peterson!!!!

Yea! Gail, please email me at so I can get your prize to you! You have until 6/30/2010 to claim your prize!

I will have another giveaway when I reach 150 followers. Everyone who is a follower will automatically be entered to win!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Sketch Sunday -- He Loves Trains

It's time for another Sketch Sunday at The Everyday Scrapper. Here's my LO -

He Loves Trains:


To see the sketch that inspired this LO and the other DT interpretations, check out the forums at The Everyday Scrapper.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Scrapbook Heaven Dads and Grads Blog Hop

So glad you are here for the Scrapbook Heaven Dads and Grads Blog Hop & Crop. Be sure to make all of the stops on the hop by checking out the details here!

For my project I raided our garage, my hubby's toolbox, and our local hardware store for some everyday objects I could use to create a "manly" Father's Day Mini Album. On my search I found some assorted hardware like washers, bolts, nails, colored nails, S-hooks, hairpin pins, and also some chains, duct tape, colored duct tape, painters tape, paint chips, and spare keys:

I used all of these fabulous findings to put together this album, titled
"The Life You BUILD For Us":

*******MY BLOG GIVEAWAY************
To celebrate this Blog Hop in style, I am giving away this sweet blog candy to one lucky follower:

This prize includes Prima Viola ribbon, Heidi Grace rub ons, 7 Gypsies vintage ephemera tags, Maya Road journaling spots, a new set of glitter pens, and sooooooo much more!! To be entered to win, simply become a follower of this blog and leave a comment on this post. The deadline to enter is Tuesday, June 22, so check back on Wednesday for the winner!

And now here are the pages of my album, along with ideas and tutorials for how to use your hardware store treasures:

Page 1:


Page 2:


Page 3:

For this 'flower' embellie, I separated individual links from a chain and used them as petals arranged around a bolt for the flower center:

Page 4:

I found this really cool set of multi-colored zip ties in the garage and wanted to use them:

I simply tied several of the zip ties off to be the same size and arranged them as petals around a washer or bolt for the flower center:

Page 5:


Page 6:


I wanted to try to create a textured background with assorted hardware. I glued (Zip Dry worked fine) a variety of nails, washers, bolts, and a hairpin pin onto my Maya Misted chipboard page.

I covered the hardware and the chipboard with a layer of paint and waited for it to dry:

Then I sanded off some of the paint to reveal some of the silver of the hardware:

Here's the result:

Page 7:


I also found this in the garage and wanted to play with it. Hubby says it's

I found that I was able to bend it the way I wanted it and simply put one gkue dot on the bottom, where the wire crossed over itself and then one on top.

Back Cover:


You could also win a prize from Scrapbook Heaven by playing along with our online Crop. Create a project using my hardware ideas or tutorials and upload it to the Scrapbook Heaven online gallery by June 26. Post a link to your project in the comments section here as well. One lucky random winner will be selected to receive a great prize from Scrapbook Heaven!