Thursday, October 30, 2008

Guess Who Got Boo'ed Today!!!

Me! Yes, me!

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

Spotted in the Gallery!

We've had another great gallery week at Scrapshotz! This week's pick is from one of our newest members...Anna Sigga. She has wowed us with her work so far and this week is no exception! Here's my fave for this week! Thanks for dropping by!

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!
I live in Surrey, British Columbia with my husband Tim and our 3 children.  Actually we just moved back here after spending 10 years in Edmonton, Alberta.  So life is full of major changes for all of us right now but we're all settling in quite nicely.
I started scrapbooking almost 12 years ago but I "really" got hooked when I was pregnant with our 1st child.  I just love preserving our family times, events, and everyday moments.  Plus my kids love looking through the albums and seeing pages about them. 
I've met so many wonderful people through this "hobby" and have made some life-long friendships.  I've also had opportunities to teach at scrapbook stores and other crafting shows. In fact, I'm looking forward to teaching a few classes in a couple weeks at BC's Creative Expo.  If you live in the area (and in need of some Christmas projects) you're more than welcome to take part in my classes. I'd love that!  Feel free to check out my blog or my class list HERE for more info on my class projects.
Thanks for letting me share a little bit about me.  I am already so excited about the SS November Kit and I'm pretty sure that you will love it!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Blog Candy Winners!!!

We have our two winners, selected randomly from a draw........................................................................................................

The Grand Prize goes to Deanne Burton!!!

The Card Kit goes to Scrapscape!!!

WTG Ladies, and thanks to all who took time to leave a comment!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

Spotted in the Gallery!

Well it's that time again! I have the job of choosing one favorite layout or card again this week...after a crop! I don't think you could find a tougher job than that after this weekend!

So, once again, I will cheat...LOL

My first favorite is one of the layouts submitted for our SSZ Gives Back challenge...Wendy (brenoli) and her daughter Olivia did this heartfelt layout in memory of Wendy's Grandmother...

Kari did a fabulous job with Jen's Autumn Splendor sketch challenge...

I can't believe Lorraine had a purple bedroom but after seeing this gorgeous layout I'm glad she did!

We had some really cute treat bags from Amber's make n' take... love this one by Tanya!

There were so many fabulous card challenges but here's a project done by Deanne I know you'll love...

It was another great gallery week! Make sure you come check it out!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Grand Re Opening Weekend!!! Giveaway!!!!

Hi Everyone!!! Thanks for stopping by to check our new look, it's just 24 hours old but already it feels like home! We still have some fine tuning to care of, but for the most part we're up and running smooothly.

We're celebrating with our Color Your World crop, ongoing until tomorrow evening, AND a huge 20% discount (almost store wide!) Put the word kickoff in the coupon area at checkout to receive your discount on nearly all regular priced items, good 'til 6 PM EST Sunday October 19.
And what better what to celebrate than with a little something for our blog followers - how about a couple of prize packs!!!

We'll draw 2 names, the first will get this nice assortment of goodies, some courtesy of Scrap Shotz but were mostly supplied by my good buddies at the Scrapbook Eh Warehouse, who take very good care of me, so thank-you!! There are a nice stack of MM papers, Kaiser Paint, DB stamp, a set of 3 (wholy cow!) punches, including that sought after mini size circle, SEI Album, ribbons a Stix adhesive pack and a whole bunch more that you can't even see!!

Our second name drawn will receive our CURRENT CARD KIT - Savannah Treasures, hot off the presses!!!

What do you need to to do be entered? Well just leave us a little hello and let us know what you think of our new home page look, and that's it!

We'll take names until the 21st at noon EST and announce our winner during our online class Scrappy Hour, later that night, October 21st. Good luck and let's hear it!!!!

Friday, October 17, 2008

It's Time!!!!!! It's Time!!!!!!

Yup, that's right!! Our FABULOUS Colour Your World Online Crop is here!!

Make sure you join us at 8pm EST for our official kick-off. (Just click the colourful link above!) The whole weekend is full of awesome challenges, games, make-n-takes, prizes and..... a SALE!!

We had so much fun a few crops ago setting the discount based on how many members were online at crop kick off that we've decided to do it again!!!!!!

All you have to do is be logged in and online at 8pm EST to help us kick off our online crop and not only will you be eligible to win the kick off prize, but you'll help earn yourself a nice sale discount!!

So, if we have 17 members logged on (sorry, DT members and 'guests' don't count!) the crop shopping discount will be 17%. If there are 19 members logged on, it'll be 19%, etc, to a maximum of 20%!!!! when you join us this a fabulous sale!!!! If you aren't already a member click here and join us for all the fun!! You SO don't want to miss this one!!

Speaking of sale... the new Scrap Shotz website has been launched and looks AWESOME!!! Make sure you check it out. Sandy has been very busy loading all kinds of new product into the store. New Luxe Desings, Imaginisce, Making Memories, Sassafrass, Prima, Crate Paper.... so much yummy stuff!!! :D

So remember, 8pm EST sharp. Hope to see you there!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Hi! My name is Amber Tosh and I am so pleased to have recently joined the talented team of ladies here at Scrap Shotz! I live in Nova Scotia along with my husband Ray and our five amazing children. I was introduced to scrapbooking about 7 years ago, and about 3 years ago it became a real hobby rather than just a passing interest. I am hooked! Scrapbooking is so great for preserving memories and I love that it gives me a creative outlet. I especially love that we can connect here on message boards to share ideas and inspire one another! I'm happy to now be calling Scrap Shotz my 'scrappy' online home!
Now I have to mention that tomorrow evening (Friday the 17th) you NEED to be over at the message board for the kick off of our October Online Colour Your World weekend Crop! There will be fantastic challenges from the team, prizes to be had and of course shopping- got to love shopping! (My patterned paper collection is sure to grow...) I happen to know the girls have some fun stuff ready for you, so be sure to come out and play! If you are new, just head on over and register tonight, introduce yourself, we are happy to have you ;)
Can't wait to see you there!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Calling all Bloggers!

If you have a blog and would like to tell the world where you like to hang out, please help yourself to our new I Love SSZ Blinkie!! You may have to resize to suit your preferences. Happy Blogging!

It's that time again...

Today is the 15th of the month, and you know what that means... we will be revealing our next Kit Take 2 and Card Kits tonight at 8pm EST! Make sure you come by to check them out, they never disappoint! Here is a little sneak peek of our next Card Kit... it's a lovely one!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Spotted in the Gallery!

Happy Thanksgiving!!! I've been so busy moving that I haven't had a chance to check out our fab gallery...but I see Patti has been uploading some gorgeous layouts this's one of my faves!

Can't wait for the crop this weekend...that gallery will be a hot spot!

Friday, October 10, 2008

One week from now...

Our COLOUR YOUR WORLD Online Crop will be in full swing! That's right, make sure you clear your calendars because we have a fabulous time in store for you! There will be all sorts of challenges, something to suit everyone! There will be prizes! There will be games and Makes & Takes!! You really don't want to miss this. Let us colour your world on Oct 17th, 18th and 19th! Kick off is 8pm EST!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Photography Scavenger Hunt!

Calling all photographers (and those who want to be!) SSZ is having a blast with a fabulous fun photography scavenger hunt! The first word list is posted and it looks like so much fun! There are so many ways to interpret the items on the list!

Just to give you a are some of the pics that have been submitted so far...

Denise: A single flower...

Lorraine: Something colorful in the great outdoors...

Karen : fun shoes

The idea is to get creative in a different way...and to take really meaningful photos. I hope you can find a reason to scrap and/or journal about each and every photo you take while on this scavenger hunt!

Please visit the forum and show us all the people, places and things you've captured!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Spotted in the Gallery!

WEll I had a very tough decision to make this week! There were so many totally fabulous cards uploaded to our gallery for World Cardmaking Day! cheated...LOL

Here are a few of my favorites from the weekend...

From Carolyn (deepsheep)

Another from Denise (pajamascrapper)

From Ellen (elfcrafty

There are many many more...make sure you check it out!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Check It Out!!!

Tomorrow is World Card Making Day and Scrap Shotz is hosting an awesome World Card Making Day Crop.

Join us tomorrow all day for some great challenges, lots of fun and a couple of surprises - 2 Christmas Card Kits that will be available for you!!

Here are some sneak peeks for tomorrows awesome crop.

Make sure you come by Scrap Shotz tomorrow and join in all the fun at the World Card Making Crop.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008


Hi everyone! My name is Laura Petley and I'm one of the newest members of The Creative Team here at Scrap Shotz. Let's just say I'm pretty ecstatic and honored to be part of such an amazing group of ladies. This may sound a little dorky, but boy did I get excited the first time I saw my layouts on the slide show!

Just a little something about myself. I live in Calgary, Alberta with my family - my very supportive husband Dan, my 2 amazing kids Sam and Megan, and of course, our very spoiled pup Chutney. I absolutely love scrapbooking and feel so fortunate to have found this hobby. I even tend to get a little giddy when discussing it I'm sure! I've been scrapbooking for about 10 years and I'd have to say that over those years I've gone from scrapbooking to preserve family memories to scrapbooking for a creative outlet. Yes, the memories are still very important to me, but I truly love to just create and play. There are so many beautiful products out there and techniques to try, I honestly don't think I could ever get bored of this hobby.

As we all know Thanksgiving is just around the corner. It's a time of year to give thanks for all the wonderful blessings in our lives. I think as scrapbookers, we tend to do that continuously throughout the year. For myself, scrapbooking has made me stop to reflect on those little moments, to capture feelings in my layouts and to often journal from the heart. Something I don't do as often is let certain people know just how much they mean to me. I have plenty of layouts of my children and feel that if something should happen to me tomorrow, by reading through their scrapbooks, they would know how deeply I loved and cared for them. My husband on the other hand has very few pages dedicated to him. Do I love him any less? Of course not - he's my soul-mate and love of my life. I've decided this Thanksgiving I'm going to make my husband a mini-album and let him know how thankful I am. The inside pages are a little too sappy to share here and I'm sure my hubby would be utterly embarrassed if I did, but I hope I've inspired you to let that certain someone know just how grateful you are. Whoever it is, make a card, layout or album and share your feelings. If you have a chance, post them in the Scrap Shotz gallery - I'd love to see your creations too!

Reveal Day!!!

This reveal day is very special as it's the very first reveal for our new Creative Team members Amber, Cari and Laura. The gallery is just full of all the wonderful creations with the new October Kit October Days featuring the new Daily Grind line by Fancy Pants.

Here is just a taste of the beautiful designs you will find in the Creative Team Gallery.







Make sure you stop by to check out all the wonderful Creative Team designs. Also, there will be new Creative Team challenges posted today. Check out the Design Team Challenges forum for all the details.

And we would like to say "thank you" to, and also introduce you to our very first member of the Design Team Alumni. Julie has been a member on the Design Team for two years and has been a huge asset to Scrap Shotz.

Her beautiful work is always inspirational, she is always there to help with a technical question or two, and let's not forget that we have Julie to thank for spearheading the whole SSZ Blog thing!!!

Thanks Julie, for being a part of our team and for all that you've done for Scrap Shotz!!

Here is one of my personal favorites of hers.

If you would like to give Julie your best wishes you can visit her blog or post your message on the message board here.