Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Scrappy Girl Designs is looking for a GUEST DESIGN TEAM SPOT for DECEMBER

November is a time to reflect and count our blessings. Show us what you are THANKFUL for! Use the word "THANKFUL" in your layout title. Submit your THANKFUL layout and enter to win a Guest Design Team Spot for December! The layout can be 12X12 or 8 1/2 X 11 or a mini album and can be about anything you are THANKFUL for!

Upload your layout to our gallery in the Guest DT area and check in at the message board to let us know you've submitted! Layouts must be in the GDT gallery to be entered into the contest!

The Winner will receive December's SGD Kit and be featured in our Newsletter and on our home page and design team page!!!

The winner must be able to complete multiple layouts and our mini project from our December kit as well as actively participate on our message board.

Contest runs from November 1st - November 20th.

For more info, check out our message board @:

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


by: Shana

I've been scrapping for about five years now and sometimes I just can't think of a catchy title for my layouts. I was recently turned on to a site that has hundreds of catch titles for you to use. They are cliches. Little catchy phrases that we use all the time for just about everything, so why not use them for your layout titles. Here is the site: go check it out and just relish at the thought that someone compiled this wonderful list of title ideas. Here is an example of a layout of mine that uses a cliché as the title:

Novenmber Sneak Peek!!

Here's a sneak peek
of November's Kit!!!

by Melissa

DT layout:
Carrie used the 3 Bugs in a Rug paper from our Sept 07 kit to create this stunning layout. The handcut flowers and stapled ribbon embellishments make this layout simple but beautiful.
Customer layout:
Kim used the Dream Streets paper from our Sept 07 kit to create this fantastic layout. The design is unique and eye catching. The scalloped journaling circle and date tab are nice touches to this beautiful layout.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Spooktacular Cybercrop!

We're having a fantastic, fun filled cybercrop going on at our message board! Come on over and join us!!! We have tons of challenges that will get you scrappin"

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Our October Kit is HERE!!! Yippee!!!

I am SO VERY EXCITED about this months kit!!! Not only are the papers in this kit GORGEOUS, we've also added some fantastic embellishments including metal flowers from Imaginice!!! But my FAVORITE thing is the 3 page CLEAR ACRYLIC ALBUM!!! You are going to go NUTS over this album! Get a taste of the HOTTEST trend in scrapbooking right now!!!

So hurry over and get yours NOW!!!

Click here!

Warm Up Your Photos

Have you ever picked up your photos from the printer and everyone skin looks a little grey? Photoshop has the perfect tool for this. I use it ALL the time. Love

Open photoshop in the "quickfix" format. Down at the bottom under the Color Menu, is a slider for Temperature. Slide the arrow slightly to the right (towards the red) and it will warm up your photos and bring a perfect color to everyone's skin.

Also, when you go to get your photos printed, most photo places will do an automatic color correction. This too can take the warm glow out of your pictures, so be sure to check for NO auto correction.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Lost Your Mojo??

Lost your Mojo??
by Holly Hooven

Well where did you leave it last? I bet you'll find it on your last layout... Perhaps in your scrapbook magazine... Maybe its hiding under your bead, in your car, on a Street Ad... Maybe its right under your nose... We all lose that umph to scrapbook.. It could be a number of reasons... 1) Kids are not giving you the time of day to just get in there and scrap, but when you find a moment to do so , you lost all interest.. 2) You have the perfect pictures, but for some reason you just cant decide on the right papers to use... 3) You just need a break and don't want to realize it so you keep trying to scrap and cant..
My number 1 tip for lost mojo is to take a break when needed... Look through some scrapbook magazines, online galleries, even a challenge or two will help out.. I'm not going to say SHOP because we want to try NOT to spend lots of money just to get products we may not use right away... Another fabulous tip that works for me is shopping for a scrapbook KIT! Why ?? Because everything is right there for you.. All the paper, embellishments and anything else you may need...
Other things to try are sit out side and look at the clouds, reach up in your cabinet and grab a box.. That hamburger helper or mac and cheese box may hold a sketch you never thought You would use! If you use any of these ideas OR have any other tips remember to share them with us at Scrappy Girl Designs

Monday, October 01, 2007

Bonkers For Buttons!

by Melissa Eschler, SGD Design Team Member

Buttons are all the rage right now! I have a TON of solid colored buttons and I thought I’d spruce up my buttons with a little ink and fabric paint.

My first attempt was with some Staz-on ink and stamping.

I used a couple different styles of stamps, but I’m really happy with the

stamps that leave a negative space and the script stamps.

Here are my examples using the stamped buttons:

Next I tried using some puffy fabric paint.

Here’s a quick card and layout where I used the altered buttons.

You could alter buttons with a ton of different products.

Some other ideas that come to mind… Rub-ons, Acrylic paint, rhinestones, floss… the list goes on and on.