Thursday, August 29, 2013

Inspiration on Thursday

Hello there!

We have all of this new Washi in stock (and more) ....

... and wd know some of you are super excited about that.   I won't specifically name any names, but  one such individual may have a name that starts with "Ash" and ends with" ley"!  hehe

So today's inspiration, has to do with all things Washi.  These photos were snapped during our recent trip to CHA- Vegas.












Now if that doesn't get your Washi mojo flowing, we don't know what will ;)

Have a great day!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Stamped Stitching Template - Tutorial Wednesday

Hi there!

Happy hump day!  We have a special treat for you today, our tip comes form our sweet customer and friend, Danie!

I will let her do the honours of describing the how to's!  This is what she says.....

"I have been playing with my heating tool, VersaMark watermark stamp pad and stamps.


 I accidentally discovered an easy way to stencil for adding some stitching to your card or layout.

 Here I used my monogram R stamp with VersaMark watermark stamp pad and stamped it onto my doily cut circle.


Reveal the stamp mark.




Heat to dry to "watermark"

Secure to self-healing mat and Pierce using your craft pick.


 After you have pierced the shape/letter, Start stitching.  I also added some bling....


and ta-da!!
a personalized card for my very dear friend."


 Thank you Danie for sharing this technique with us, it is a great idea... any stamp you own can become a stitching template!

One further hint, if you do not own a heat gun and or VersaMark, you can always stamp the image in an ink colour that is a light version of your stitching colour.

Have a great day everyone!  And if you have a technique you would like to share, email me at iwhitaker@sympatico.ca, we would love to post it here!

Your friends at ScrapMuch?!


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Kit Club Tuesday

Hi there!

It's Tuesday so that means we get to share some Kit Club Inspiration with you!




 Eileen has been busy making her sweet card magic!

Don't forget you still have a few days to play along with the Kit Club Challenge here and Sketch here!

Thanks for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Wonderful Day - Fancy Pants

Hello there!

Summer drawing ever closer to it's end.  But if you are like me you probably still have  a plethora of summery photos to scrap.  If fact, i haven't even started this summer yet. Yikes!

although, I  do know what collection I will be reaching for when I do!  This is another amazing Fancy Pants line, that is available in our store....



 The colours, patterns and elements re amazing!

This layout which I borrowed from our sweet friend and customer's blog, highlights this collection to perfection! Thank you Sandy... we love it!



Thanks for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

New Kits in the Store

Hello all!

We are just sharing a quick bit of info. today letting you know that we have updated our Layout and Project kits for sale page here.  We have been busy, busy creating many new kits for you.... some were flying off the shelf as fast as we were packaging them up, the other day!

You can view all of our kits for sale here,  keep scrolling as there is lots of eye candy for you!  You can order by calling 905-730-2673 or emailing us at scrapmuch@rogers.com.

Here is a little sneak peek......


Thanks for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Sketch-y Friday

Woo hoo!  It is Friday again!

How many of your are weekend lovers like me?  I don't even know why I care so much in the summer, because one day seems the same as the next but weekends just seem so much more relaxing!  Any way, way off topic!  I am here to share the newest sketch for you to play with.

 And here you is your gorgeous inspiration layout created by Elaine.....

Now it's your turn, friends!  Play along and share it with us!

Here is a run down of the rules.  We are offering a little prize to one lucky scrapper that participates in at least 2 of this month's 4 sketches.  Just link up your creations at the bottom of each Sketch-y Friday post, all qualifying scrappers will be entered into a random draw for a prize.   You have until Wednesday September 4th at midnight to participate in any of August's sketch challenges, each linkup tool will remain open until that date!  You can link up with each sketch as many times as you would like but,but remember you must play along with 2 different sketches for a chance to win!  (International participants may be required to pay some shipping fees. )

Also, we are launching something new!  Would you like to be one of our sketch layout designers?  Each month we are going to offer one lucky participant the opportunity to create the reveal sample for one of our sketches!  So if you are interested in being considered, play along with at least two sketches and while you are linking up your creations add "GDT" after your name.  The only stipulation is that you must have a blog.

Now getting creating!   And thanks for visiting!
Laura

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Inspiration on Thursday

Hello there!

Welcome to another edition of Inspiration Thursday, today we have3 layouts created by Anita, using some of our kits!

 

Anita is super skilled at taking the kits and adding finishing touches to make the layout her own and give them extra pop!



Do you have a project you would like to share to inspire our readers?  Email me here, we would love to share it!

Thanks you for visiting!
Your ScrapMuch? Friends!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Scrap Pink and a Tutorial

Hi there!


Happy Wednesday!  We are just about a month away from our annual Scrap Pink Crop!  On top of being a great day of cropping, we are also raising funds and awareness for a cure for Breast Cancer.  We all know and love someone affected by this devastating disease, and our annual crop is a really easy way for you to help out.

While we were in Las Vegas at CHA last month, we started gathering fun prizes for you all to win.  Buying raffle tickets for fabulous prizes is a great way to donate to the cause.  Here is a peek at just some of the goodies we brought back.


Elaine has also been busy since we arrived home gathering prizes from other sources, and let me just say she is doing an awesome job ... you will not be disappointed!

So why don't you plan on helping us to raise some more funds and surpass our goal!  You can register online here or by calling us at 905-730-2673, and you can find our more details here

Now on to today's tip, I have been playing with my Washi tape looking for fun new ways to use some of my stash.  I will have a few different Washi tips over the next little while, some will be scrapbooking tips and other will be general crafts.

Today I am sharing a fun little fridge magnet craft.

 You will need a roll of magnet tape (adhesive on one side it fine, mine is from the dollar store) and a selection of your favourite Washi tapes.
 Cut off a piece of magnetic tape about 2 inches long.  Adhere some Washi to it.  If you tape is a little see through go ahead and add a second layer of tape.
Trim off the excess Washi at both ends and sides.
 Now, for the fun bit, using scissors cut the ends of the Washi covered magnet so that the ends look as if they have been torn off a roll of tape.

Now your notes will have the look of being taped to your fridge or magnetic board, but your Washi is reusable because it is a magnet!

Thanks for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Kit Club Sketch Challenge

Hey there!

Welcome back to another episode of Kit Club Tuesday!  Today we launch our sketch challenge for August!


and here is some eye bandy to inspire you to get started on yours....



 Now here are the details....  Each of our monthly Kit Club challenges and sketches will stay live for the remainder of the month, you can play along and link up as many times as you would like during the month.  You layout must consist of 80 percent kit product with the remaining 20% being any product you wish.   That way if you have a 'go to' product or technique you like to add to your creations you can feel free to do so.

You have until August 30th at Midnight to play along with this challenge.  Of course, anyone can feel free to play along, and link up with us.... but you must be a Kit Club member and adhere to the rules above to qualify to be entered into the random draw for a prize.  



We also have a very exciting addition to our monthly kit club!!  Effective September 1st, we are now offering you the opportunity to upgrade your monthly kit club subscription to the premium package.  For an additional $10/month, you will receive an additional 4 sheets of cardstock, 2 sheets of co-ordinating patterned paper with extra unique coordinating embellishments. Please contact us to become a premium kit club member.
 Important Notice - Shipping Costs  .....We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your positive feedback and compliments on our monthly kit club.  This has been an amazing adventure for us and we have to admit, we really enjoy it! When anxiously awaiting your monthly kits you have 2 shipping options.  You can either arrange for pick up, or have your items shipped to you. Unfortunately we have had to raise our standard shipping costs to $12.00 + hst for a 13x13 pizza box.  Effective September 1st, as our loyal kit club members, we would like to extend a discounted shipping rate of $10.00 + hst.  We thank you for your understanding and we hope that you continue to love your monthly kit club packages!
Become a member - If you are interested in becoming a Kit club member, please contact us at 905-730-2673 or scrapmuch@rogers.com for more info.

Thanks for visiting, we cannot wait to see what you are creating! 
Your friends at ScrapMuch?

Monday, August 19, 2013

Caught a Big One - A new cut file

Hi there!

Guess what, we have a new freebie cut file for you today!  Enjoy.....


Thanks for visiting!
your friends at ScrapMuch?!!

Sunday, August 18, 2013

New My Mind's Eye in the Store

Hello there!

We received some fabulous new products from My Mind's Eye on Friday Night, and they are now all ready for you to play with!

We just loved these collections at CHA, My Mind's Eye has hit it out of the park this time!








If you are like us, you will have to have it all, tee hee!  You can order via email or by calling 905-730-2673.

Have a scrappy day!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?

Friday, August 16, 2013

Sketch-y Friday and a Guest Designer

Hello and happy Friday!

As always, Friday means we have a new sketch for you to play with!  Plus, this week we have  a special treat, it is Guest Designer week here on the ScrapMuch? blog!

Here is our sketch.....



This month Sandy is joining us as our Guest Designer. 


I will let Sandy tell you a little bit about herself......



"I have been scrapbooking in various degrees since I was a young teen. I attended the first retreat hosted by the ladies of Scrapmuch?, 3 years ago and I am hooked! I work at a very technical job, so this allows me to express my creative side. I love to take photos of my family, and so I have a tonne of photos to scrap. My two adorable grandsons are very easy to photograph and scrap. I regularly attend the Scrapmuch? crops with my family and friends.

My layout is of my Mom’s 85 birthday party! We always have a birthday party for my Mom every year.  30 were in attendance this year. My Mom attends all the crops and retreats with my sister, Brenda & myself. Along with our daughters and Brenda's granddaughter.
For my layout I used Simple Stories/Sweet Girl by Lori Whitlock & Vintage Bliss. The butterfly banner is American Crafts/Dear Lizzy - Flutterbys. Other embellies – October Afternoon, My Mind’s Eye & Studio Calico. Twine – Montanna Misfits, Prima. Lettering – Thickers, Tiny Type by Cosmo Cricket."
You can find Sandy's blog here.  Now let's have a look at her sweet creation...

 We love that sweet butterfly banner and the washi tape!  Thank you Sandy, we very much appreciate you joining us this month and sharing your creativity with us!  

Now it's your turn, friends!  Play along and share it with us!

Here is a run down of the rules.  We are offering a little prize to one lucky scrapper that participates in at least 2 of this month's 4 sketches.  Just link up your creations at the bottom of each Sketch-y Friday post, all qualifying scrappers will be entered into a random draw for a prize.  Only one entry per sketch please.  You have until Wednesday September 4th at midnight to participate in any of August's sketch challenges, each linkup tool will remain open until that date!  But remember, you must play along with 2 different sketches for a chance to win!  (International participants may be required to pay some shipping fees. )

Also, we are launching something new!  Would you like to be one of our sketch layout designers?  Each month we are going to offer one lucky participant the opportunity to create the reveal sample for one of our sketches!  So if you are interested in being considered, play along with at least two sketches and while you are linking up your creations add "GDT" after your name.  The only stipulation is that you must have a blog.

Now getting creating!   And thanks for visiting!

Thanks for visiting!
Your Friends at ScrapMuch?!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Inspiration on Thursday

Hi there!

For today's inspiration post we thought we would share something a little different.  How about a peek at some of the amazing designs we saw in Vegas at CHA? 

Please note, that we do not know specifically who designed each layout, but should you be interested you can likely find the information on the manufacturer's blogs.















 There is more where that came form so stay tuned for  more on an upcoming Inspiration Thursday post.

Have a great day!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!!