Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sketch Design Team call reminder

Hi there!

There are just a couple weeks left to send in your applications for our Sketch Design Team call.  Here are the details....

ScrapMuch? is looking for 4 designers to join our sketch team!  Each of our new design team members will be broken into 2 teams, with each team responsible for creating samples for 2 sketches (for our sketch challenges) per month!

If you are a loyal and committed scrapper that loves using sketches as a jumping off point for your layouts, read on.....

Design Team Requirements:
  • create 2 layouts per month, using the sketches provided
  • post our badge on your blog (yes you must be a blogger)
  • become a member of our private Facebook group (this is how we communicate as a team)
  • submit your layouts to us by the designated due dates
  • post the ScrapMuch?  sketch and your layout, along with a link to the ScrapMuch? blog on your blog  on the day of our reveal (Fridays)
  • share your blog posts on your Facebook
  • comment on entries
  • you do not need to be exclusive to ScrapMuch?, you can belong to one other sketch DT or unlimited other DT's, however you must be loyal and committed to promoting ScrapMuch?
This call is open to scrappers in Canada and the U.S., you do not need to have Design Team experience to apply, all applications will be considered.  The term will run for 6 months, from May 1st,  2014 until October 31st, 2014.  No compensation is provided.

To apply, create a layout using the sketch below.  Send it along with the following information to us via email at iwhitaker@sympatico.ca, before the April 15th, 2014 deadline.  Please put ScrapMuch? DT Call in the subject line.
  •  a layout using the sketch provided
  • 2 of your favourite layouts
  • past or present DT experience (though none is necessary)
  • a link to your blog
  • your full name and address

Thanks for visiting, we look forward to seeing your entries!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?

Friday, March 28, 2014

A Day Crop and a Sketch

Hi friends!

Well you asked for one, and we aim to please, so we will be having a day crop a week from tomorrow and  we wanted to make sure you were the first to know!  Here are the details, we sure hope you can join us!

Day Crop

When: Saturday April 5th, 8:00am-5:00pm
Where: Salvation Army Church, 33 Diana Ave., Brantford, ON
cost of the crop is ONLY $25 + hst and includes lunch, cold beverages and a gift for each attendee!

Bring your supplies and get ready for a day of scrappy fun.

On-site store available for all your shopping needs!


Also, since this is Friday, we thought you may want a new sketch. Now, we have already had 4 sketches for this month and our challenges draw to a close tomorrow, but in case you are scrapping tonight or tomorrow, we thought we would share the sketch we will be using at this weekends retreat.  You are welcome to virtually play along with us, and as an added bonus, if you link up your creation before midnight on Saturday, you will get in on our monthly prize draw!


Here is a run down of the Sketch-y Friday rules.  Just link up your creations in our sidebar to be entered into a random draw for a prize.    You have until Saturday, March 29th, at midnight to participate in any of March's sketch challenges, each linkup tool will remain open until that date!  If you are playing along with more than one challenge you will need to link each of them up via a separate blog post for the link up tool to work. (International participants may be required to pay some shipping fees.)

Please note the change in our rules, you no longer need to play along with 2 sketches to be eligible for entry into our prize draw!  Therefore, you can link up all  layouts for the month on one linky tool, this will make it possible for us to use Random Integer to draw for a winner. And we love the fairness of that!

Thanks for visiting.
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Inspiration on Thursday

Hi Friends!

Happy Thursday, and for those of you retreating with us this weekend, we are just one sleep away!

Today's inspiration comes from Rhonna!


Thank you for sharing Rhonna! 

If you would like your page featured on our Inspiration on Thursday, please email me here.


Thanks for visiting! 
Laura
xoxo

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Flower Embellishment - Tutorial

Hi there!

It's Laura here sharing a quick flower embellishment with you today.

To create this flower you will need to punch or die cute a circle in the size of your choice.


Flip over your circle and use a pencil and a ruler to divide up the circle into equal partitions.

Using scissors snip out every second section, being careful not to go too close to the centre.

Flip it back over.

Add a button to the centre and add to your project.

And that's it, it is that easy!

Be sure to check back next Wednesday, I have something really cool to share with you!

Thanks for visiting!
Laura
xoxo

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

KIT CLUB TUESDAY

Hi friends!

We have another project to share today, created with this month's super fun kit!


This layout features fun use of the papers which includes cutting out some of the the phrases and sentiments and some pretty stitching!

Thanks for joining us today!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?

Friday, March 21, 2014

Sketch-y Friday

Hi there!

Happy Friday!   Are you joining us for our second Spring retreat?  Well the count down is on, it is just one week away!!

We have a new sketch for you today!


Eileen has created this sweet sample for you, which is also available as a kit form our online store, here.


Here is a run down of the rules.  Just link up your creations in our sidebar to be entered into a random draw for a prize.    You have until Saturday, March 29th, at midnight to participate in any of March's sketch challenges, each linkup tool will remain open until that date!  If you are playing along with more than one challenge you will need to link each of them up via a separate blog post for the link up tool to work. (International participants may be required to pay some shipping fees.)

Please note the change in our rules, you no longer need to play along with 2 sketches to be eligible for entry into our prize draw!  Therefore, you can link up all  layouts for the month on one linky tool, this will make it possible for us to use Random Integer to draw for a winner. And we love the fairness of that!

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 and while you are linking up your creation add "GDT" after your name.  The only stipulation is that you must have a blog.

Thanks for visiting.
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Inspiration on Thursday

Hi freinds!

Are you as excited that it is almost the weekend as we are?  do you have some crafty time carved out for yourself?  Well, we have some inspiration to share with you today to get your creative juices flowing!





This great page was sent in from our friend Laura!

And speaking of transpiration,  the newest edition of Scrapbook and Cards Today is available from us beginning tomorrow! 


As always, it is free with minimum purchase!  

Here are just a few things that you won't want to miss reading in this issue....


·       Ali Edwards continues her “stories with heart” series;
·       Pocket-style scrapbooking from expert Nicole Harper;
·       Fresh ideas for punches and dies;
·       Seasonal cards and layouts;
·       and gorgeous spring themed cards with a Copic tutorial!
 
Thanks for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!   

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

DIY Enamel Dots - Tutorial


Hi friends!

http://www.mymindseye.com/Now&then/Now%20&%20Then/Lightbox/Accessories/1-Dorothy/NT1005.jpgIt's Wednesday and so I bring you another tutorial!   Are you a fan of these enamel dots like I am?
Well recently I came across a few ideas on how to make your own.  I opted to attempt the least odor inducing method.  Bet you didn't know that all of the tutorials that I attempt to put together to share with you don't actually make it to "print".

Some of the tutorials I share are ones that I find while researching online, others are my own ideas. But no matter how the ideas comes, I attempt to create each and every idea.  And honestly, some are just too complicated and so not worth it, others turn out way too ugly!  And some require a 'take 2 or 3".  So when I attempted this one, there were a couple of times that I was not sure whether or not it would work.  But, it really did!

So lets get started. You will need some Glossy Accents, Liquid Glass or other similar type product that dries hard and some waxed paper.


Go ahead and squeeze out a few rows of evenly sized blobs (yup we are getting technical!) onto the waxed paper.  Try not to make them too large or they will dimple in the middle as they dry. (This was one time when I was unsure if this would work.)  Leave these to dry for quite a while.  Put them in a safe place and do not do what I did and forget they are there and put something else on top of them. ha!  That's why my next photo looks totally different!

For the next step you will need some nail polish, in your favourite colours.  If you are not a nail polish owner / wearer hit the dollar store.  They have lots of 'tacky' nail colours that would be great for enamel dot colours.  And a $1.00 bottle will make hundreds if not more!







So now you want to go ahead and paint the dried Glossy Accent dots.  In case you hadn't guessed, this was the second time I thought to myself "there is no way this well work".  I can't not neatly paint these little tiny dots.  My hands are to big and my eyes too weak.  But I just plugged away, as I had nothing to lose.  You could always use a small paint brush, of course, this occurs to me afterwards and not at the time! ha! Now leave these to dry again, it doesn't take as long.

Once they were dried I discovered that wherever I painted messily around the edges the nail polish just flaked off so it really wasn't a problem that my painting wasn't great.  You just want to make sure that you have good and smooth coverage on the actual dots.

So, I thought I should show you that I actually used the dots that I made.  They were the perfect fun addition to this card that I made for a friend.



All in all, you should really give this one a try.  Aside from the obvious drying time it only took a few seconds to squeeze out the dots and a few more to paint them.  You could squeeze out a few dozen while watching tv (Criminal Minds)  one night and paint them the next night during your tv watching (Greys Anatomy).

Thanks for visiting1
Laura
xoxo

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Kit Club Tuesday

Hi friends!

We have some fantastic inspiration for you today, created with this month's Kit Club kit.

Eileen has been busy creating a travel mini album, and she is showing how versatile this collection is.  It's is not just for birthdays, you know!




I hope she will share more with us at her album comes together ;)

Thanks for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?

Monday, March 17, 2014

Sketch Design Team Call and March Freebie Cut File

Hi Friends!

Happy St. Patrick's Day !

We have some exciting news to share with you!  ScrapMuch? is looking for 4 designers to join our sketch team!  Each of our new design team members will be broken into 2 teams, with each team responsible for creating samples for 2 sketches (for our sketch challenges) per month!

Here are the details......

If you are a loyal and committed scrapper that loves using sketches as a jumping off point for your layouts, read on.....

Design Team Requirements:
  • create 2 layouts per month, using the sketches provided
  • post our badge on your blog (yes you must be a blogger)
  • become a member of our private Facebook group (this is how we communicate as a team)
  • submit your layouts to us by the designated due dates
  • post the ScrapMuch?  sketch and your layout, along with a link to the ScrapMuch? blog on your blog  on the day of our reveal (Fridays)
  • share your blog posts on your Facebook
  • comment on entries
  • you do not need to be exclusive to ScrapMuch?, you can belong to one other sketch DT or unlimited other DT's, however you must be loyal and committed to promoting ScrapMuch?
This call is open to scrappers in Canada and the U.S., you do not need to have Design Team experience to apply, all applications will be considered.  The term will run for 6 months, from May 1st,  2014 until October 31st, 2014.  No compensation is provided.

To apply, create a layout using the sketch below.  Send it along with the following information to us via email at iwhitaker@sympatico.ca, before the April 15th, 2014 deadline.  Please put ScrapMuch? DT Call in the subject line.
  •  a layout using the sketch provided
  • 2 of your favourite layouts
  • past or present DT experience (though none is necessary)
  • a link to your blog
  • your full name and address

In honour of this fun day Laura created these Silhouette cut files to share with you!

https://app.box.com/s/fuf22yaewy6qh1vasd1s

Thanks for visiting today, we look forward to seeing your entries!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?


Friday, March 14, 2014

Sketch-y Friday

Hi there!

Happy Friday!   We have a new sketch for you today!



Eileen has created this sweet sample for you, which is also available as a kit form our online store, here.


Here is a run down of the rules.  Just link up your creations in our sidebar to be entered into a random draw for a prize.    You have until Saturday, March 29th, at midnight to participate in any of March's sketch challenges, each linkup tool will remain open until that date!  If you are playing along with more than one challenge you will need to link each of them up via a separate blog post for the link up tool to work. (International participants may be required to pay some shipping fees.)

Please note the change in our rules, you no longer need to play along with 2 sketches to be eligible for entry into our prize draw!  Therefore, you can link up all  layouts for the month on one linky tool, this will make it possible for us to use Random Integer to draw for a winner. And we love the fairness of that!

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 and while you are linking up your creation add "GDT" after your name.  The only stipulation is that you must have a blog.

Thanks for visiting.
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Inspiration on Thursday,

Hi there!

We have some fabulous inspiration to share with you today, submitted by a couple of our customers.

First up is this lovely fall page by Rhonna, don't you just love the colour combo on this page?


And Dee shares this darling double page layout with perfect stitching! 

Thank you for sharing your layouts with us ladies!

If you would like your page featured on our Inspiration on Thursday, please email me here.

Thanks for visiting! 
Laura
xoxo

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Shamrock Tutorial

Hi there!

I have a new tutorial to share today.  In the spirit of upcoming St. Patrick's Day, I thought I would share an easy way tot make a pretty shamrock with you.  I have added mine to a card, but I really think this would look so pretty on a layout, so I have that on my to do list.

To start with you will need 6 hearts (punched, die cut or hand cut, whatever suits).

Now fold each one in half.

Adhere them to your layout out card in a shamrock pattern, with the creases of sets of two facing each other.  Only add adhesive to the bottom half, leaving the upper half sort of free flowing.


Take a pencil and draw a stem. Pierce along stem at about every 1/4"  or so.

Now stitch along the stem.  Add a button or something similar to the centre, and you are done.

This is my finished card.  Looks kind of cute all pulled together, eh?

Thanks for visiting!
Laura
xoxo

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Kit Club Tuesday

Hi friends!

* not really sure why this didn't post on it's own, sorry about that!  Here is your Kit club Inspiration for the week!  This sweet page was created by Elaine.


Thanks fro visiting!  Don't forget tomorrow we have a new tutorial to share with you, Thursday some fantastic customer inspiration layouts and Friday a brand new sketch, so don't forget to come on back!

Have a great day!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Manufacturer Spotlight - Kaisercraft

Hi friends!

Kaisercraft is in our Manufacturer spotlight this month, we our really enjoying their 'Hello Sunshine" collection for it's fun colours and great elements!
Hello Sunshine Paper Pack Bonus Sticker Sheet
Why don't you pop on over to their blog, they have a fun sketch posted that just might get your creative juices flowing!

Have a great day!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Friday, March 7, 2014

Sketch-y Friday

Hi there!

Happy Friday, and for those of you joining us for our first Spring Retreat, it is just one week away!

We have a new sketch for you today!




Elaine has created this sweet sample for you, showing just how versatile this sketch can be...


Here is a run down of the rules.  Just link up your creations in our sidebar to be entered into a random draw for a prize.    You have until Saturday, March 29th, at midnight to participate in any of March's sketch challenges, each linkup tool will remain open until that date!  If you are playing along with more than one challenge you will need to link each of them up via a separate blog post for the link up tool to work. (International participants may be required to pay some shipping fees.)

Please note the change in our rules, you no longer need to play along with 2 sketches to be eligible for entry into our prize draw!  Therefore, you can link up all  layouts for the month on one linky tool, this will make it possible for us to use Random Integer to draw for a winner. And we love the fairness of that!

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 and while you are linking up your creation add "GDT" after your name.  The only stipulation is that you must have a blog.

Thanks for visiting.
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Inspiration on Thursday,

Hi there!

Eileen, our resident card Guru, has created several cards to inspire you ....








 



What an incredible assortment of styles and designs!

If you would like your page featured on our Inspiration on Thursday, please email me here.
Thanks for visiting! 
Laura
xoxo