Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Layout a Day in May Cybercrop Starts Tomorrow!

Join us as we kick off our Scrappy Play in May cybercrop where a challenge will be issued EVERY DAY to get your creative mojo going! The challenges will get you to thinking and have you creating all kinds of awesome things!
Each challenge will be worth points so the objective is to rak up the most amount of points and have fun at the same time! The challenges do not have to be completed on the same day it is given.. just as long as it is done by May 31st!

Do you think you can handle it? AND.... we are hosting a mini NSD crop for the weekend with "bonus" challenges thrown in for extra points!! Don't miss it!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Don't just scrap your own kids!

I find that my son is the subject of most of my layouts. However, I just have the one son, so between him and my hubby, they get a lot of paper time! Recently I started to scrap my friend's kids. I don't have a daughter, and I see so much awesome "girly" scrapping items out there, that I decided "That's It! I'm going to scrap someone's daughter!" LOL! So I did....I also have done several of my nephew. But remember, even if you don't have kids, scrap your co-worker's children, your neighbor's children, other kids in your immediate family. And as a token of your appreciation for scrapping their children, send the parents an email of the layout or the actual layout itself. But just remember, you aren't limited when it comes to scrapping! The world is your photo gallery!

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Daily Uniform

What is your daily uniform? What trends are you really into lately? I just love looking at old photos of my parents in the 60's and 70's. Their outfits are just hilarious! Leisure suits, tight pants, mini-mini skirts! Wouldn't you just love to read what they have to "say" about the clothing that they are wearing? Find a photo of you wearing something that you love. Create a layout based solely on the clothing you are wearing. Journal why you love it, where you got it, and how much it cost. I'm sure your kids will love to look back and laugh at you someday! Don't forget to include your shoes!!!!!

Monday, April 21, 2008

Using up your Scraps!

We all have them....piles of strips, squares, and oddly shaped scraps....well don't ignore them! They have feelings too! Next time you aren't sure where to start on a layout, card or altered item, use up those scraps. Take a handful and just lay them out as your background, use them as a border for your pictures, come can do it! I love using scraps with black and white pictures too, there's no real color conflict when I use black and white. So let's get rid of some of our scraps this week, you know you want to!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Moment shots

I love photos like these ones, they really shows ds1 personality. Luckily DH was outside with us taking pictures of the "torture" haircut, ds1 & 2 hate to get their hair cut. Ds1 decide he had to have a camera too to photograph his hair cut from his angle. Then he had to check out the picture before taking another shot. Just like his momma!I haven't seen the pictures from his camera yet, it's a Vtech Kidzoom. It actually takes decent pictures and very easy to use, the boys love it.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Scrapping non picture items

Our goal for scrapping is to scrap the fun, meaningful events in our lives. Keep in mind that when you scrap you don't always have to use a picture that you took or that someone else took. Use a non picture item, kids school work, newspaper articles, clothing tags. In the examples I've posted, I've used a post card that I picked up when I was visiting with one of my clients. I thought it was such a cool post card and new I'd scrap it in some way. The other example is a piece of art that my son did in just so happened to be something that would fit on a 12x12 layout, so I thought I'd use it. Remember that if you do use a newspaper article, photo copy it first, the ink on the newspaper doesn't last forever and it's really messy! Make it a point this week to scrap something that is a not a picture you've taken. Have fun!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Want to be our May Guest Designer?

Attention Scrappers!
Scrappy Girl Designs is looking for a scrapper to join our team for the month of May! We love seeing different styles of creativity so please don't be afraid to submit!
We are looking for excellent color combinations, great use of embellishments and a fun sense of style!
If you are interested in being our guest designer for May, submit a NEW, never seen layout about 3 things that define YOU! Our DT wants to get to know you through your layout!

You can use any embellies, paper you like but the layout must focus on 3 things that define you!

Other requirements for submitting are:
1. You must have at least 10 posts on our MB. Please come join our community!

2. Submit your layout by April 28th to The Scrappy Girl DT will review all entries and contact the winner by April 30th. The winner will also be announced on our messageboard!

The guest DT member will:
1. Create 3 layouts using the Scrappy Girl Designs kit!
2. Create a challenge for the Scrappy Girls community!
3. Have fun with the Scrappy Girls!

We can't wait to see your work!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Weekly Challenges at Scrappy Girl Designs

Amber and the DT at Scrappy Girl Designs want to challenge you! We'll be posting a new challenge each Monday we go! Get your scrapping Mojo on! You have a full week to work on it! No pressure here! LOL....Ready????? Let's get started!

Your challenge this week is to create a 6x12 or a 12x6 layout. Don't be afraid!!!!! They're fun and a lot easier than you think! You do have a few requirements with this they are -

* You must use 2-3 pictures
* You must use some bling
* You must use rubons of some sort
* Post it in the SGD Gallery and link it back to the Challenge Thread.

You have until Midnight (pacific time), Sunday, 4/13 to complete this challenge. A winner will be picked by Random Drawing from all who particpate and will receive a RAK!

Here's an example -

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

bare chipboard book

After a trip a to Disney World I wanted to make a quick little book for H but all I had lying around were miscellaneous chipboard pieces -squares, rectangles & circles. I figured H would not really care about the overall shape, he just cared about the pictures of him & his family.

I gather up some stamps with sayings (KI Memories, Wordsworth), Disney stickers and other bits & pieces.

I let the pictures tell the story with a few Disney/Mickey embellishments since the pics. do not scream out "we're at WDW".

I punched holes with the Crop-o-dile, used binder rings and tied a ribbon loop so the book can hang on a hook. I store mini books on a row of coat hooks. That's for another day.

The boys love looking at these simple mini books and I'm not worried about them ruining a book that I spent a lot of time & money on.

Also these little books are perfect for taking to school & showing his friends what he did over spring holiday.