Sunday, July 1, 2012

Scrapfit Workout #71

Workout #71
Home Sweet Home! We spend many hours at home so lets be sure to surround ourselves with things we love. This Workout is challenging you to create a paper craft to be displayed in your home! This can be a banner, a unique way to display a photo, anything you can create with paper to be displayed in your Home Sweet Home.

So I made this cute set of Mini Drawers from KaiserCraft, Papers & Stickers are also Kaisercraft TigerLily collection, Flower and Wood Lock are Kaisercraft too.

This weeks challenge is Sponsored by:
SPONSOR: Scraptastic Kit Club / So hop on over to Scrapfit, complete the challenge and enter to win a prize.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Challenge #76: It's a Celebration!

The ultimate party decoration are banners and pennants, they are all the rave in the scrapbooking and paper crafting world right now. This week we want you to show us some banners or pennants in your projects. They can be BIG or small, simple or elaborate, you pick the project and you pick the look of it and as always have fun!

Items from the Cropstop store: Craft Concepts Solid Stars Embossing Folder, Candi Dots, Ranger Distress Ink, Ribbons

Other items not from Cropstop:
Papers- Studio Calico, Sentiment sticker -SRM Stickers

Remember you have til Wednesday at midnight to upload your creation to CropStop!!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

ScrapFit workout #69

Diana our Creative Trainer is back with another one of her training sessions! This session is sure to give you a boost in your FITness level! What she has laid out for you may see hard but give it your best to stay ScrapFIT!

What a great sketch Diana created. The papers I used are Studio Calico -Take Note Collection. Transparency - Alphas - Echo Park Country Drive. Stickers -Crate Paper, Pretty Party. Border Stickers - Crate Paper, Emma's Shoppe & Farmhouse. Brads- MME Nostalgia. Trimming- Heidi Swapp, sunshine.

SPONSOR: Holly Craft Originals

Friday, May 25, 2012

Cropstop Doily Challenge

Challenge #73 Doily Challenge

This week we challenge you to use a doily or doily image. CropStop carries some amazing doily die cuts, sure you are aware of this, right? Show us how you use your doilies in your projects, remember it can be ANY paper project that follows the challenge.

Items from the Cropstop store: Lifestyle Crafts -Classic Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Pagemaps Tags & Flags, Monarch Butterfly Punch Martha Stewart, Platinum Stickles

Papers: Kaisercraft Tigerlily Collection

Remember you have til Wednesday at midnight to enter your project into the Doily challenge at Cropstop.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

TaDa Creative Studios & Cropstop Challenge

Cropstop Challenge #72
This weeks challenge at CropStop is to create a Masculine Birthday card.

Items used from the CropStop store: Spellbinders Ironwork Accents Die, Distress Pad - Pumice Stone, Chalkboard Charcoal Mist, Dew Drops Hardy Ivy, 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue

Other items used Paper: TaDa Creative Studios Just Chillin' Collection.

Remember you have til Wednesday at midnight to upload your creation to the CropStop blog to be entered to win a prize.

TaDa Creative Studios

For this project I wanted to make a shadowbox of random pictures of my youngest. The Just Chillin collection was the perfect choice for this project. I started by getting the shadowbox out of the closet and then started to rough up the frame to go with the grungy feel of the just chillin collection. I did use a Pagemaps sketch to create this shadowbox.

I had so much fun adding all the little bits and pieces, stringing all the flags, pictures, title block on the baker’s twine. So Stoked was the paper used for the background. I cut all the flags myself and used pinking scissors to make a couple of the flags. The tickets and title block were created from Spellbinder’s dies. The title is from the Snippets & Clippets paper, just cut to fit into the space I wanted. Using the Unlimited TXT paper I created a brad. This project was perfect for using pieces from every paper in the Just Chillin collection. I also included the smiley sticker from the Stickies sheet too.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Scrapfit Workout #68

Scrapfit #68- Missy's Mist Mainia

If you are regular at ScrapFIT you must have noticed our wonderful Weekend Warm Up Coach, Missy's love of MISTING! Missy does amazing things with mist including making it herself (watch for a tutorial on this later this month!) So this Workout is a tribute to Missy! We want to see a layout or project with a good amount of misting! Be creative, make your own misting mask, mix your mist colors - think outside the box!

I LOVE using mists so this was a great challenge. I used two different colors of green mists, yellow mist, and even a little red. I created the frame with the help of a couple Spellbinders dies.

Closeup - I used some mini letters and then stitched some baker's twine to make them stand out a little more.

Closeup - The super fun banner that I made.

Closeup- the other side of the banner.

SPONSOR: Simply Paper Dusty Attic Retailer /

and the prize up for grabs is

Remember you have til the end of the month to upload your project to the Scrapfit blog.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Cropstop Challenge #71 Show us the animal in you

Did you know that the Ringling Bros. Circus opened on May 19th, 1884! Let's celebrate their anniversary by using an animal or animal print as part of your project. Make it sassy, make it cute, make it fabulous! This is such a broad subject, so we are hoping to see some amazing entries! Have fun!

I had fun with this challenge. The animal print paper is super old, but that never goes out of style so I kept it. When I thought of animal print the title just came to me and so I made a card filled with hearts and animal print. I know its not the first thing most would think about but it worked for me.

Items from the cropstop store: Ribbon Brown sheer with ruffle edge, Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Hearts, Memory Box/Poppy Stamps Bookcase Key, Angel Pink Dye Ink, Memento, Tonic Studios Paper Distresser, Spellbinders Rubber Mat

Remeber you have til Wednesday at midnight to link up your animal or animal print project to the cropstop blog to be entered for this week prize.

ScrapFit Workout #67

Scrapfit Workout #67 Decorate with a Doily

I LOVE using doily's so this was a perfect challenge for me. I used My Mind's Eye Lost & Found papers for this layout. The doily I created with a Cheery Lynn Designs die. I distressed all the pages and misted the papers.

Detail shot - tags, banners, doily and bling.

Supplis used are My Mind's Eye Lost and Found collection.

SPONSOR: Simply Paper Dusty Attic Retailer /

and the prize that is up for grabs

Sunday, April 15, 2012

TaDa Creative Studios & Scrapfit Color Inspiration post

TaDa Creative Studios Nothing but blue skies

Today is my day to post on the TaDa blog. This time I chose to play with the New Poolside collection. I started with the wonderful Fringe Benefits Round n Round, I love using the fringe benefits they are so much fun to play with. Its so fun to krinkle up the edges. I ended up putting the Fringe Benefits onto the backside of the Cannonball paper.

Next I chose the Line Dry paper and cut out some of the bathing suits and towel, they add such a fun playful tone to the layout. Coming up with a title was so easy once I saw this title block on the Snippets & Clippets paper. Next I took a small piece from the SPF50 paper and used a Fiskars Border Punch, its the yellow piece on the edge of the photo. I used a couple strips from the backside of Snippets & Clippets and the backside of Line Dry. I liked the touch of orange around the photo which is the backside of the Snack Shack.

The final touches are the flip flops that I cut out and popped up with foam tape and the Beach Ball which is from the Stickies that I also used foam tape on. The journaling block I will eventually write in but just didn't finish that touch.

Supplies: TaDa Creative Studios Poolside Collection
Cardstock: Fringe Benefits Round n Round
Papers: Cannonball, Line Dry, Snack Shack, Spf50, and Snippets & Clippets
Stickers: Poolside Collection Stickies
Glitter Brads: unknown
Border Punch: Fiskars

Scrapfit Workout #66 Inspiration by our Creative Trainor Diana

Diana our Creative Trainer as put together this rigorous workout just for you! Let this color inspiration direct your Layout/ Card/ Paper craft project! These colors are a beautiful combo of soft and subtle with a pop! Be sure to join us and stay on your FIT track with our Creative Trainer!

This Workout is being sponsored by: My Divine Inspiration Etsy Shop

The winner of this Workout will receive this wonderful set of embellishments from My Divine Inspiration!

I was able to find these papers from Crate's farmhouse collection, they worked with this color combination wonderfully. The photos are my youngest "playing" the piano.

Remember you have til the end of the month to post your project to Scrapfit to be entered to win.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

CropStop April Pagemaps Challenge

Welcome to CropStop's April, Spellbinder/Becky Fleck Challenge! For the entire month of April, we challenge you to create a project based on Becky Fleck's newly released Potpourri Die Set from Spellbinders and her coordinating Pagemap Sketch.

I used the sketch for inspiration for this card, but I felt I couldn't use all the elements in the sketch because the card wasn't big enough. But I'm very happy with how the card turned out.
Items from the CropStop store are: Memory Box Woven Circle; Sheer Ombré ribbon; Dew Drop's Hardy Ivy.
Other Items: Papers -My Mind's Eye & Dear Lizzy. Die Cut- My Mind's Eye. Sticker - My Mind'e Eye. Chipboard Banner - Jenni Bowlin. Glimmer Glaze - Ocean's Spray.

We know you don't have Becky's new die set yet, but we want to see what you can do with her Pagemap and make your project look similar. If you happen to have the die set already, that is awesome! You will have the entire month of April to create and link your project for the opportunity to win Becky's Potpourri
Die Set from Spellbinders. Just follow the rules below and link your project to this post by the challenge deadline.

1. Use the link tool at the bottom of this post to link your entry. Limit of 3 entries, please.
2. Your project must be newly created for this challenge. No back posting to prior projects.
3. Your project must follow Becky's Pagemap Sketch to qualify.
4. All projects must be linked to this post by the deadline of April 30th, at 11:59 A.M. ET in the US.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Another CropStop Challenge

Challenge #65 Oh So Bright

Some of you are celebrating Summer and some of you are celebrating Summer temperatures and then some of you are wishing it was Summer. This week we are going to celebrate bright and summery projects. In your project there could be a sun or any summer activities or you could use bright colors. No pastels or fall colors for this week.

Items from the CropStop Store: ATC Texture Trades - Playing Games set by Tim Holtz, Magic Pearl Pen in Lemon by Viva Decor, Ranger Stickles - Frosted Lace

Other Items used not from CropStop: Paper - We R Memory Keepers, Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart, Sticker Sentiment - Jillibean Soup, Ribbon -unknown.

Remember you have til Wednesday at Midnight to upload your project to CropStop.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

CropStop Flourish Challenge

CropStop's challenge this week is something we all have - Flourishes. You can use a flourish however you want a flourish stamp, die cuts, chipboards, bling whichever type you have and add them to your project.

On my project these items are from the CropStop store: Spellbinders Bird Sanctuary, Ranger Distress Ink -Victorian Velvet.

other items not from the store are the Rubon flourish - Bo Bunny, Chipboard -Bella Blvd.

A reminder that this month we are running a monthly challenge in addition to the weekly ones, you can read more about our National Craft Challenge here, its a shaped card challenge plus if your scared to make a shaped card there is a tutorial posted by me here.

Remember you have til Wednesday at Midnight to link up your Flourish project to the CropStop Blog.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

TaDa Creative Studios, CropStop & Scrapfit Challenges

TaDa Creative Studios Yee Haw Collection

I had these great pics of us in front of the Straw Tractor that was just perfect for this Yee Haw Collection from TaDa Creative Studios. The base paper is the "Plant & Plow" Ooh La La Layers Color-Rain Forest. Then I used the Mini Ooh La La Layers the Uncle Bob Mini Color-Macintosh. I made banners from these papers -Hittin' the Hay, Snippets & Clippets, Bumper Crop. Used a Spellbinders die(Lacey Ovals) on papers -Toil & Till and Farmhand. The border was created with the backside of Bumper Crop, the title is from the Snippets & Clippets and the red "ribbon" is one of the Stickies.

ScrapFit Workout #64 - Its Easy as 1,2,3... & A Sketch From The Paper Variety

ScrapFIT has teamed up with The Paper Variety to offer you 2 challenges in one!

ScrapFIT has offered up a jounaling challenge and The Paper Variety has created a sketch challenge. Put them together and you will get an awesome layout and a chance to WIN a prize from both places!

Workout #64- Its Easy as 1, 2, 3...
The 'Its Easy as 1, 2, 3..' Workout is here and all you have to do is list out numerically your journaling on your layout! This could be a list of your Top 10 favorite moments from last year, a list of goals for the new year or the countless reason you love ScrapFIT (Just kidding!). Show us your numbered list!

Be sure to incorporate this journaling workout with the Sketch below from The Paper Variety so you can enter you layout at both places!

Our Sponsor for this challenge is
Paper Quirk/

and look at this great prize.

This is a special kind of workout and we want to offer up a second prize!
ScrapFIT is offering up this prize to a random person that leaves a comment on this post!

I used Paper and Chipboard pieces from Crate Paper's Neighborhood Collection.

CropStop Challenge #63 Butterflies

This weeks challenge is to use Butterflies on your project.

Items used from the CropStop Store: Cart-Us Trendy Circles Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Shapeabilities Pagemaps -Office Supplies, Ranger Perfect Pearls Mist -Sunflower Sparkle, Ribbon -Sheer Ombre Parrot Green/Yellow.

Other items used Paper -We R Memory Keepers (Good Day Sunshine Collection), Sunflower die -Cheery Lynn Designs, Chipboard Butterfly -Cosmo Cricket, Stamp -Hero Arts, Ink - Burnt Sienna Colorbox.

Remember you have til Wednesday at midnight to upload your Butterfly creation to CropStop.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

CropStop Rainbow Challenge

CropStop Challenge #62 Rainbow of Colors

We all love color, some of us might love bright colors, some might like pastel colors, but one thing that all crafters do have in common is the LOVE FOR COLOR! This week we challenge you to use at least 4 different colors (not shades of the same color but different colors). Are you ready to meet this challenge?

Items used from the CropStop Store Spellbinders Lacey Nested Pennants, We R Memory Keepers SewEasy Floss Orange.
Other items used Sentiment Sticker -SRM Stickers
Papers used Bo Bunny and We R Memory Keepers.

Remember you have til Wednesday at midnight eastern time to create your Rainbow of Colors project and link it up to the CropStop blog. If your looking to do some shopping don't forget about the 10% off coupon code to the CropStop Store Use Code LWCT-02.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

New CropStop and Scrapfit Challenges

Scrapfit Workout Challenge #63 is a Sketch
As our in house Trainer, Diana has drawn out this workout with your best fitness results in mind! She knows the importance of inspiration when it comes to working out and that was her goal when she created this sketch for you! Join in the fun with us by creating a layout base on this sketch!

Here is the great sketch Diana created for us. I know you ladies love sketches so I can't wait to see wait you create with this one.

I got to work on this sketch right away and pulled out some older pics of my daughter taking her Girl Scout Pledge. Thanks for a great sketch Diana!

With our Workouts there is always a prize involved and this time our SPONSOR is: Paper Quirk

Look at this generous prize that they donated.

So remember you have until March 31 to upload your creations based on the Sketch to the Scrapfit Blog Challenge #63

CropStop Challenge-Ovals

CropStop has the distinction of being one of the on-line web stores selected to premier the new Becky Fleck Pagemap Dies from Spellbinder! This original series of dies co-ordinate perfectly with Becky's monthly release of page and card sketches found at Pagemaps. Use these exclusive dies to recreate many of the design elements you love, including journaling spots, embellishments, and trims. Spend less time planning and more time crafting eye-catching creations!

We have a very exciting challenge this week that will continue through July! Today, and the first week of the next 4 months, we will be posting a challenge plus for you!

Follow the challenge for an opportunity to win a $15 Gift Certificate to the Cropstop Store, and/or create your project following the challenge plus use one of the Becky Fleck Pagemaps posted for an opportunity to win her Spellbinder-Becky Fleck Featured Die! All prizes are randomly drawn.

Now, the challenge...OVALS! We want to see ovals somewhere on your creative project. And, THE PLUS...use one of Becky Fleck's Pagemaps as inspiration on your project too!

Again we have two sketches for you to use there is the layout sketch, which I love and hope that I get a chance to use.

and there is the card sketch too.

I actually didn't use either sketch this time but created an Oval card, using a very old tool the Curvy Cutter (haven't used it in YEARS) plus I have an oval sentiment on an oval sticker on a scalloped oval paper.

Closeup of the Crackle Paint, I love that stuff.
Products used from the CropStop Store Distress Crackle Paint -Tattered Rose, Tonic Studios Paper Distresser.
Papers used We R Memory Keepers, Good Day Sunshine Collection
Chipboard Butterfly-unknown
Sentiment Sticker -SRM Stickers
Border Punch -Martha Stewart
Scalloped Oval Punch -Marvy Uchida

Remember you have til Wednesday night at Midnight to enter your Oval project to the CropStop Blog to be entered into the two seperate prizes.