Thursday, December 25, 2008
To all of you checking in on this very special day we want to extend a very Merry Christmas from all the team here at Scrap Shotz! We hope you have a wonderful day and continue to enjoy a beautiful holiday season ! Be sure to check in to the forums and share your holiday stories with us when you can, and also be sure to come back as we gear up for a new year with exciting things to come!
Happy Holidays Everyone!
Monday, December 22, 2008
This layout caught my eye... Nicole joined our clan recently and I am very excited abotu her first gallery post! It's a gorgeous take on the DT Challenge...hopefully the first of many fabulous things to come!
Love the layout...this little guy just melts my heart...what a cutie!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Sometimes I find it hard to wrap a stunning gift - they say you don't get a second chance for a first impression. So this year, I have searched for ideas of stunning and (the all important) easy gift wrapping ideas. This is perhaps my favorite blog of gift wrapping ideas. Check it out here. (Please note that it may take a few minutes for it to load. It is chock full of amazing ideas - so grab a coffee and sit for a bit!)
And what about this? Cricut and Slice (and even Cuttlebug) girls, consider adorning your gift like this! I adore it!
If you still need to pick up a few gifts, consider For the Hard to Impress person (source: Chatelaine), purchasing vouchers for experience packages available across Canada, ranging from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Go here for more details.
Or for the Film Affecionado (source: Chatelaine), check out the amazing catalogue of DVDs available. Choose from the classics, recent releases and hard-to-find titles. Click here for further information.
I hope these few ideas warm up your day! I am off to bake some butter tarts with my little one! Have a wonderful day! Don't forget to leave me a comment about what you think of these ideas!
Sunday, December 14, 2008
What a great inspiration!
I noticed a couple of layouts in our gallery that were inspired by one of Janna Wilson's sketches...check them out!
This one is from carebear...
And another version of the sketch from Julie...
If you didn't have a chance to get in this free class...be sure to watch for the next class offering...you won't be disappointed!
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
I still have some finishing touches to do, but the album is well on it's way and so is my guilt. If I never scrap another Christmas photo again, which I'm sure won't happen, at least my kids have a glimpse of what Christmas was like when they were little. If you have any holiday albums completed, I'd love to see them - post in the SSZ gallery if you have a chance. I have plans to do another Christmas mini based on special ornaments in the family and you may just spark an idea or two for me!!
Monday, December 8, 2008
Things like how many photos just like this one never get documented with any details, and some without names or dates...
Things like how many things we take for granted when our friends and loved ones are still here to chat with...
Things that we never talk about, and things left unsaid...questions we never asked and answers we never got...
It makes me want to grab a notebook and start writing down everything I can think of to ask my Mom...things to talk about...photos to take, and photos to get details about...so much to do and so little time...
Thanks for listening...here's the layout that inspired my deep thoughts tonight...
Friday, December 5, 2008
And Jess did this beautiful card using this month's Scrap Shotz Kit "Frosty Holidays"
Thursday, December 4, 2008
Do you ever feel the "need" to create and/or find the perfect gift for that special someone? I know I do! And this year, I am going to give myself permission to accept some help to create that extra-special gift. So let me share some of my latest finds, ok?
For my brother, I am putting together a recipe book of all our childhood favorites. Some printable cards can be found here.
For my girls' bedroom doors, we are making these luscious ribbon wreaths. Instructions can be found here.
For my husband, my girls each make something special for him. This year, they are making these cute notebooks. It is easy enough for little hands but puts the stamp of "SPECIAL" all over it. The girls will draw some pictures in the books and add some photos and when he travels, he will have them close by.
For my daughter, neices and my daughters' close friends, my daughters and I are spending a day making these unique pieces. Aren't they the perfect finishing touch to any outfit? Click here for the instructions.
For the music affecionado in my group, I am going to burn a CD of their favorites. Rather than putting the CD in a regular jewel box, I am going to make these. Does this not win the Most Creative Wrapping Award?
There is a Diva in every crowd. These are sure to be a winner! I know I'll be whipping up a few of these too! And what a better way to use your punches and paper scraps!
For the grandparents or the person that has absolutely everything, I know they will go ga-ga over these delicious photo cubes! Thank you Martha!
What is gift giving if you can't give yourself a little something something? *wink* *wink* Well I am going to make myself a few of these! I love lists and these are irresistable!
So what do you think? I hope I have inspired you to think outside the norm and spend some quality time with your friends and/or children to create some of these easy to make gifts so that you too can have a Pseudo-Martha Christmas!
Leave me a comment and let me know what you think, ok?
Monday, December 1, 2008
This month's kit Frosty Holidays features some beautiful papers from SEI and some very fresh and funky embellishments from Prima, Maya Road, Ranger and Making Memories.
"Frosty Holidays" features a gorgeous assortment of products from 5 different manufacturers!! We start with 8 beautiful papers from the SEI Alpine Frost Line, and 8 bazzill cardstock in Java, Cream Puff, Pomegranate and Malted Milk. Then we have glittery alphas from Making Memories, along with their mocha pebble brads. From Prima we've added an elegant Felt Gate embellishment. From Maya Road comes the package of rich velvet blossoms, and a package of "Frosty Treats". We've finished it off with one of the brand new Ranger Stickles, in Ruby Red.
You can check out all the beautiful creations by the very talented Creative Team in the gallery.
But here are just a few to wet your appetite...
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
Here it is from the gallery of Heather M...
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Check out the gorgeous projects the very talented Jen created using our card kit.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
I just love this layout...the color combo...the fab photos...gorgeous work Denise!
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Don't forget ladies, there is also a $20 gift card up for grabs. All you have to do is try one challenge from each DT member for your chance to win. Good luck and I can't wait to see all those wonderful gifts. There's going to be a lot of happy people this holiday season!!
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Shop until midnight and save 10% on almost all regular priced items storewide! Use the coupon code "tuesday10" when you check out.
There is also so much new stuff in the store.
The Basic Grey Wassail is literally running out of the store.
The new Crate Papers Lemon Grass and Mia are in and are absolutley gorgeous. If you haven't gotten your hands on this you'd better get some.
Also, the new Ranger Distress Stickles are in stock as well as some new Tim Holtz Grungeboard and Fragments.
The new Pink Paislee Pixee Stix are just the cutest and coolest thing in glitter.
And so much more!! What better time to check out the new goodies than 10% Tuesday!!!
Monday, November 3, 2008
But without further adeau I'd like to introduce Rebecca! She is a new member here at SSZ and she has already caught my eye with her very first gallery upload!
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Our favorite line from Summer CHA. Crate Paper is back and better than ever! "Perfect Prudence" features almost the entire Prudence Line! Includes 6 double sided Patterned Papers, 2 die cut papers, Glitter die cut package, Giltter Die Cut Borders, Epoxy Buttons, Textured Brads, Rub Ons, and Alphas. We've added 8 matching cardstock in Aqua, Java, Bark and Auckland. The last two items to tie it together, are 2 yards (assorted) of Making Memories Paperie Ribbon, and Prima Gemstones in Sage.
Make sure you check out the Gallery at Scrap Shotz for the rest of the beautiful Creative Team creations.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Have you ever been boo'ed?
It is the cutest gesture at Halloween. Basically, someone leaves you a Halloween themed gift basket at your door anonymously and you return the favour to two other people in anonymity as well. I am eager to find out who left my gift basket because it was a scrapper's dream come true! In addition to the black, orange, green and flourescent yellow cardstock. yummy chocolate treats, a somewhat garish orange and black pompom garland and some jack-o-lantern candles, my basket contained the following goodies:
Halloween is a frightfully fun time of the year for the young and old. Yes, I do dip into the Halloween treats; how can I not? They are sitting oh so cute in my pumpkin bowl chanting, "Eat me, Eat me" and well, I do! Take a look at this unbelievably cute candy caddy from the current issue of Scrapbooks etc.; isn't it darling? These can be made in 30 minutes or less and wouldn't they put a smile on your little goblins face at lunch time? (These are decorated take out containers! Use your scraps and little bits of ribbon and voila! an instant hit!)
If you are looking for a unique way to package your treats, why don't you give Amber's quick make an take a whirl? It is so cute and so fast and will set you apart from all your neighbours.
What about pictures from this fun day? I don't know about you but my photos are either blurry or dark and I am just plain unhappy with them! This year, I am going to stage a bit of a photo shoot before my trick or treaters go off trick or treating. And to make it fun, I have invited a few of my girls' friends over for the shoot...before it gets dark! (Yes, a bribe or two may find their way into their hands and mine!)
I wish you all a Happy Halloween! Enjoy the day and stay safe!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Hello. My name is Cari Locken and I'm so excited to be a part of the Scrap Shotz design team and community. Last weekend we had our online crop and it was great to meet so many wonderful & talented ladies!