Thursday, October 28, 2010

still a little time

to get your tins in!
I have a couple more to share with you to get your creative juices flowing!
 heres a little mint tin altered by renee!
and heres a larger tin altered by marlene!

4 days left ladies! get your tin done for your chance at this months prize!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

we have received

8 entries so far into the tin challenge...

are you challenged enough to take on altering a tin, any tin????

lets see if you can do it too!

also dont forget we are having a design team call!
we want everyone to particpate and enter this who is interested!
it will be a challenge if thats what your looking for!

have a great rest of your week everyone!


Monday, October 25, 2010

6 more days....

just 6 more days to get your entry into this months challenge!!!

also dont forget we holding our new dt call!!!! check it out here

hope you all have a fabulous scrappy weekend!


Friday, October 22, 2010

have a great weekend everyone!!

and make some crafty time to work on your tin!!!

theres still some time to enter into the altered tin challenge!

or check out renees card tutorial or the mini album tutorial by val!!!

we'll see you next week when all the challenges are due!!!

happy crafting,

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

a new idea and a new team!

we are changing up the way we run this blog starting january first!
we will be posting a weekly crafty challenge! more details on that will come later!
for now we would like to post our design team call!
the term will run from january to june.
beacause stuff will be weekly therefore we are asking the girls to do a project every week we are running the call now so that the girls will have the whole month of december to get a huge head start on their stuff!
*please not if you are on the team right now and want to continue, please apply again following the new application requests!

thansk so much ladies for following us with this dream we have! we know you will love all we have in store for you with this step we are taking!
 please email all applications to with design team in the subject line!!!
thanks so much

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

card tutorial tuesday!

Rub On Card Tutorial.
By: Renee Ybarra

If you are like me I have a few rub on's laying around and I never know what to use them on. So I tried them on a card.
Choose your Rub on's, coordinating paper and a few embelishments.
Cut card mattes down to size and ink edges if desired.
Apply chosen Rub on's to white cardstock and trim.
Next using an edge punch trim a small piece of coordinating paper.
I then attached a coordinating ribbon using my Tombow Adhesive.
Now it's time to put your layers together and attach the Rub on's with a few coordinating brads. And now you have your completed card.

thanks so much for the sweet card tutorial renee!!!


Friday, October 15, 2010

its that day ladies!!!!!

time to pick the random follower winner!!!!

this time the winner is number 10....



daisie please email me with 48 hours at to send me your info!!!!

have a fabulous weekend ladies!!!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

tutorial thurday....

good morning ladies! Do you want to learn to make a mini out of stuff on hand? perfect! all you'll need extra is some little paper bags. the kind used for lunches.
the rest Im sure you already have on hand,
ribbon,hole punch,glue,scissors,paper,embellishments.
this is fun and interesting sort of mini! it will leave with pages to scrap on and pockets to fill!
lets get started!
1~gather supplies
2~ grab a bag to start with, this will now turn into bag 1. place bag bottom side up and shown in the pic. make a fold in the bag as shown by foldin the right side over the left. this should leave you with a 4 1/2 in right side.
3~ repeat for bag 2. only this thime you want your right side to be 4in.
4~ for bag #3 we will start with the bag facing the opposite way. place the end of the bag on the right.
you will crease the same way and the right page should now be 6 1/2 in.
 5~when assembling the bags will go as follow. lay down 1, then 2 on top the 3. all laid down the same way as when you folded them.
 6~ this is how will appear assembled and open.
7~I also wanted to mention the bottoms of the bags.
 I choose to make these into pages, but that is completly up to you. you cover the paper onto your bag in any manner you choose. should you decide to make them into pages it will appear like this.
8~now that you know how your book is going to go, lets start adding paper.
continue adding paper till your done. (remember to keep the pages in order)
9~once this is complete. punch two holes, making sure you are going thru all the pages. then thread ribbon and tie.
10~you are now free to embellish your mini in any way you desire! dont forget to add stuff to the fun pockets inside!!!

I hope you all enjoy this easy mini made with stuff on hand! please share pics if you make this! we would love to see your interpretations!


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

hi ladies!!!
so thursday we will have another tutorial for you!
heres a peek at the supplies you'll need in case you want to play along!!!
so Ill see you all back here thursday!
until then you can check out marlenes scrap space and also alter a tin to get in on this months challenge!


Friday, October 8, 2010

show us your scrap space

with MARLENE!!!!!

Hi everyone! I’m so excited to share my scrap space with all of you. We don’t have a ton of extra space in my house, so my scrap space is in my bedroom. Now I would love to have a whole room just for scrapping but I’m so grateful to at least have a nice little space to scrap and create.
This is my desk which I love so much. The black cubbyhole thing on top of my desk is actually a very small bookcase which I turned on its side. I have all my paints, inks, glitter and all that good stuff. The large sunflower tin on top of that is used as a little garbage can for my scraps. I covered my desk with a plastic tablecloth to protect it and I also have a Bazzil splat mat which is great when gluing and painting. Since I have a laptop, the pull out draw that is suppose to hold a keyboard holds all my border punches. Underneath I have a crate with all my papers.
This is my little message board center next to my desk. The little bookcase holds my printer, mini books, etc. I have a lot of beautiful items that I have received from many swaps over the years. My most recent find is this tree branch which I bought at Home Goods. I was looking for something cool to display my ATC’s on and this was just perfect.
I also wanted to share a picture of my closet door to show you my other ATC display. I just wrapped some twine around the whole door and attached the cards with little clothes pins.
And finally these are my storage bins. They are two 3-tier plastic bins, once stacked on top of the other. Each draw holds certain items, like alpha stickers, flowers, chipboard, etc. I decided to turn them to the side but it was so messy looking with the clear bins. I had some wood grain contact paper lying around and I decided to cover the sides of the bins with it. I love the way it turned out and it’s so much neater looking. On top of that is my black caddy which holds all my stamps.
Thanks so much for taking a peek into my scrappy world. I hope this maybe gives you some little ideas and inspiration for your scrap space!

Hugs, Marlene

we hope you all have a fabulous weekend, stay tuned next week for more great stuff from us!!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

hello girlies!!!

have you all checked out the monthly calendar tab at the top? it lets you know what goin on this month and when your challenges are due.
so coming up this friday we will be taking a tour of our design team member marlenes scraping space!!!
stay tuned for that!
and next week we will have another gorgeous card from renee and then out follower drawing!

also we have a couple entries on the tins already! you guys are working fast this month!!! keep the submissions coming!


Monday, October 4, 2010

good morning ladies!

We have our winner for september!
It was very very close, we had a tie. so we got another to vote to get our winner!!!
it really was very close so we hope you will all play again this month!!!!

so our very first winner for the month of september is ross plata!!!!
this was her entry!

ross please email me within 48 hours to the scraplaughlove email posted on the sidebar to claim your prize!!!!

we cant wait to start seeing some altered tins!


Friday, October 1, 2010

octobers new challenge and a new prize!!!!!

good evening ladies!!!!
are you ready for octobers challenge and to see what this months prize is?!

alter a metal tin (any size or shape)
use at least one butterfly on it
show us a before and after picture of the tin
upload to mr.linky before october 31st midnight

heres what your design team did:

heres this months prize!!!!!!
this prize includes:
1 pack of alphas
1 pack of prima flowers
1 set purple gems
1 journal card
5 mesh butterflys
5 handmade ribbon flowers by miss renee
3 handmade rosettes by miss val
10 prima flowers
1 yard zebra ribbon
1 yard orange fringe trim
1 yard black lace
5 yards lime tulle

please upload your submissions here in the mr. linky!

thanks for participating ladies!!!!
we can't wait to see all the fun tins you create!