Retreat Recap #3

I have one final layout from the weekend to share with you.....a quick & easy layout using some of the new Pebbles Papers - Let Freedom Ring:

I know it's not a traditional 4th of July layout --- but I love working with Red, White & Blue and in this case, KRAFT!  I really wanted to keep this layout free of distractions and let the photo shine!

Make sure to stop by tomorrow for the Dixie Pieces March Kit reveal! 


Retreat Recap #2

Okay --- here are some more creations from our scrapbook weekend:

First up ---- Simple Stories Documented line ---- you can find more of my Documented designs on the Simple Stories blog today!

Announcement 2

You and Me card

Documented card

Miss you card

Next, a few layouts created with Andrea's Bossy Scrapper game --- Bossy Scrapper is a game where someone gives you a random list of 10-14 things that must appear on your layout and you have an hour to complete it!

and finally a few done just because:



Retreat Recap #1

Hellooooo......I am just back from our annual President's Weekend Scrappin' Retreat and feeling relaxed and rejuvenated!  Hanging out with my friends, laughin', scrappin', and basically havin' a great time is definitely what I needed!

I also got tons of things done!  Not just scrapping either....we had a great time looking through catalogs and making the first orders for my new online store, Scrap Happy Deals....the website will be up and running as soon as those first orders arrive and can be uploaded!  I don't think I've mentioned it here on my blog yet..but I am so excited to finally be taking those first steps to being a small business owner.  It has been a long time coming and I'm excited and nervous all at the same time! In addition to shopping for the online store, I am taking special orders from my customers too! 

How is the store going to work?  Well, we will be carrying mostly collection kits and embellishments from the most popular current releases.  So, right now, we are ordering Authentique, October Afternoon, Heidi Swapp, Pink Paislee, Lily Bee, Echo Park and more!  Do you know what makes it even better?  It is all 20% retail all the time!  What's better than getting brand new, just released product at a discount?  I agree, nothing! So, if you are interested in becoming one of my shoppers, drop me an email (scraphappydeals@comcast.net) and I will add you to our facebook group and let you know how to go about making a special order!  Just let me know you are one of my blog followers!

Okay, back to the weekend! 

I only had a couple pieces of this line to work with for samples - I can't wait to get my hands on the whole line!

It's fantastic line for more than just boys - this is my favorite piece of paper:

Authentique is another new company that I loved playing with this weekend!  They had two fabulous new collections to drool over!

Love, love, love the colors in this line!  Definitely for more than just birthday layouts and cards!

I will be back in a day or two with more of my weekend creations to share --- remember if you want to place an individual order with me for new winter CHA products, leave me a message on Facebook or send me an email and I will tell you all about it!


Truly Awesome....

Check out this line from Simple Stories:


I am constantly pinching myself to see if I am dreaming...do I really have the priviledge to design with some of the hottest paper collections in the industry right now?  Let me pinch myself again...Yep, I can feel that!  I do!  The new collections from the Simple Stories WInter Release are right up my alley! I'm mean, just take a look:


Doesn't that just scream - the HOLMES' boys?  I have literally used almost all of my paper scraps from this line already!  I need more!  I just love it all....

Rockstar card

Ur cool card

Door sign


On the edge

If you are so inclined....head on over to the SIMPLE STORIES Blog and leave me a comment today! 


Ruby Rock-it!

I'm am over the top excited to have been chosen as one of the Guest Designers this year for Ruby Rock-it Designs!  They are an amazing company from Australia and I am honored to be chosen to highlight some of their new products this year!  I would love it if you would head over to their FB page, "like" them and tell them I sent you!  You are going to fall in love with their stuff just like I did!

Remember this layout I created for William's first photo?  It's all Ruby-Rock-it:

I'll be putting my favorite photo in there this weekend! 

Speaking of William and photos....a few more to share with you today!


My Mind's Eye Challenges!

There is just something about the My Mind's Eye Monthly Challenges that I love!  Could be the fabulous sketches from Anam Stubbington, or maybe working with the Fun Days Collection, or maybe it's the thought of winning some more of their product that keeps me playing along. Probable all of the above! 

This month's card sketch:


and my card:

As you can see, this month I started with the sketch and then got a little side tracked!  LOL --- I think you can somewhat see the sketch inspiration!  Either way, I love this as a Birthday Card!

The layout sketch:


and my layout:

Much closer to the sketch!  The theme this month is "YOU" - if you haven't tried the My Mind's Eye challenges yet, you really should.  The winner gets their choice of collections!


and the rest of the kit....

I just realized the the blog post I scheduled for February 1st never posted!  So much for being ahead of the game and planning ahead!  So, here you go....... as it was suppost to post on the first:

Wow -- February 1st.....one month down of 2012 and eleven more to go.  I always watch the year go by with each new Dixie Piece Kit of the month!  Here we are -- already debuting the second kit of 2012 -- and it's a fun one!  Coloring Book is all about the black & white papers and the splash of color in the embellishments!  How fun is that?

This Dixie Pieces kit is called "Coloring Book"; and, like its name, it offers you a solid foundation of black and white so you may add the color! The kit comes with color embellishments like felt and alphas, brads and ribbon; but it can also be used as a solid canvas for those favorite embellishments in your stock. What can you do with this kit? Take up the coloring book challenge, and show us what you've got!

Patterned Paper and Cardstock:
Doodlebug Designs Classic Elegance (double sided)
Doodlebug Designs Classic Meadow (double sided)
Doodlebug Designs Classic Moonlight (double sided)
Canvas Corp Black and White Diamonds (single sided)
Canvas Corp Black and White Stamped Calendar (single sided)
Canvas Corp Black and White Live Love Laugh (single sided)
Canvas Corp Black and White Leopard (single sided)
Canvas Corp Black and White Circle Stamped Clock (single sided)
Bazzill Basics Cardstock -Prismatic, White, Wallpaper Black, Feathers

October Afternoon Mini Market Yellow and Black Alphabet Stickers
Doodlebug Designs Jack and Jill Blue Jean Alphabet
Doodlebug Designs Cute Cuts Classic
Canvas Corp Corrugated Cardboard 12x12 White
Compact Art Watercolor Pencil Set
Candi's School Days Pips
Assorted Brads
Assorted Cardstock Colors
Assorted Ribbon Colors

The kit goes up for sale today and you can get yours for only $28! In fact, if you subscribe that monthly cost goes down even further to $25! What are you waiting for? You can find all the wonderful design in the gallery! 



Simple Stories new FABULOUS line is amazing.....absolutely FABULOUS, for sure!  It will be hitting stores shortly and let me tell you, that you need it all!  I am in love with the color scheme - it works so well with so many photos!

Here are some things to share with you:

Don't you agree?  FABULOUS, right? 

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