Monday, September 30, 2013

World Card Making Day Challenge

Hello there!

Did you know that Saturday is World Card Making Day?  We are having a crop that day and offering a card class.  But we thought we should do something to celebrate, so we came up with this sketch for you to play with....

Of course, you know you are welcome to rotate the sketch and the butterfly is just a suggestion as to where to place some sort of decorative element.

Once you have created a card, link it up below, one lucky participant will be receiving a prize from us.  You have one week to play along, the contest closes are midnight on October 7th.  You may enter as often as you like, but it must be evident that you used the sketch.

Prize....

Thanks for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!


Sunday, September 29, 2013

Come Crop with Us

Hello friends,

We will be cropping at our usual venue this coming Saturday (October 5th), this will be our only local event for October, so you do not want to miss out on the fun!


When:  Saturday October 5th, 2013, 8:00am-5:00pm 
Where:  Salvation Army Church - 33 Diana Ave, Brantford
Cost of the crop is ONLY $25 + hst and includes lunch, cold beverage and a gift for all attendees! Bring your supplies and get ready for an enjoyable day of scrapbooking!

Our store will be set up on site for your shopping enjoyment.

Don't' delay!! Reserve your spot here or contact us via email at scrapmuch@rogers.com or phone at 905-730-2673.  All spots must be pre-registered to ensure that we have a lunch for you.


It is also World Card Making Day, so in honour of that we will be offering this set of 6 cards as a class.


 The class is $15.00 + hst, and will be offered at 2:00 pm, you do not need to be registered as a crop attendee to join us for the class.  Please bring, adhesive, pop dots, scissors, ink (optional) and a paper trimmer, though only minimal cutting will be necessary.

 And since we are heading into the Halloween season we have these little cuties available in kit form as well.  A class will be offered at 10:30am.


Kits are $3.00 + hst each and do not include candy.



Also in honour of World Card Making Day we are offering all of our card kits (excluding the above class) for 25% off!  You can view available kits here.

Thanks for visiting, we hope to see you real soon!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?

Saturday, September 28, 2013

ScrapMuch? is going to Creativ Festival

Hi there!

We are busy preparing for our first trip to Creativ Festival, which will be held in Toronto on October 25th, 26th and 27th!  We have some fun things lined up, a class, make and takes, and maybe a special or two!

Here is a video about Creativ Festival, so you can see what it is all about in case you have never been....



The show is located at the  Metro Toronto Convention Centre - South Building
222 Bremner Blvd. Toronto, ON Canada M5V 3L9 .


Join us at 4pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the Scrapbook & Cards Today Interactive Studio to create this make and take layout entitled 'this moment" ...

... spaces are limited each day.

We will also be teaching this class called "cherish"  which features Texture Effects, masks, and mist, as part of a joint effort and 3 part workshop.  The work shop starts Saturday morning at 9am.


You must pre-register for this class.  you can do so here.

You can find more information about the show in general, here.

We hope to see you there!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Sketch-y Friday

Hi there!

We have a new sketch to share today....

Can I tell you a secret ... is it okay to admit that I created this sketch months ago, that my style has changed a lot since then, that this sketch stumped even me!


But since it was my turn to create a sample, I gave it my all.  Sometimes when I am not feeling crafty or am too tired to pull out crafty stuff I play with my Silhouette software.  That's exactly what I did here.  First I made a film strip cut file, because I had been wanting to for a while.  I am not gonna lie, it took a little while to create, but I love making my own files so it was fun, too.  Then I started laying elements down, sort of like a mock up, combining cut files I have purchased with ones that I have made, keeping to the layout of the sketch.  This is a screen shot of what I was working on.


Then I set to, cutting out the elements and creating my layout......

..... um yeah, I kind of like how this turned out!

It is clean and crisp, but still has some fun factor.  Have I told you how much I love this machine???  Well, I love the software just as much!


Now it's your turn!  Play along and share it with us!

Here is a run down of the rules.  We are offering a little prize to one lucky scrapper that participates in at least 2 of this month's 4 sketches.  Just link up your creations at the bottom of each Sketch-y Friday post, all qualifying scrappers will be entered into a random draw for a prize.  Only one entry per sketch please.  You have until Tuesday October 1st at midnight to participate in any of September's sketch challenges, each linkup tool will remain open until that date!  But remember, you must play along with 2 different sketches for a chance to win!  (International participants may be required to pay some shipping fees. )

Would you like to be one of our sketch layout designers?  Each month we are offering one lucky participant the opportunity to create the reveal sample for one of our sketches!  So if you are interested in being considered, play along with at least two sketches and while you are linking up your creations add "GDT" after your name.  The only stipulation is that you must have a blog.

Thanks again to all of our participants, keep joining us and linking up as we love seeing what you create!

Now getting creating!   And thanks for visiting!

Thanks for visiting!
Laura
xoxo

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Inspiration on Thursday

Hey there!

Happy Thursday, we have some inspiration to share with you!

Today's inspiration comes from Danie.  This is a sweet layout that features 3 good sized photos on a single page, without looking cluttered.  Way to go Danie!  Now I happen to know that this great stitched background paper was a gift for Danie form her friend Ronna.  How wonderful is that ,,,, maybe we could all use a Ronna in our lives ;)

Thanks for sharing Danie!  And thank you all for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Paint Stamped Backgrounds Tutorial

Hi there!

It's time to share a new tutorial,  today I thought I would share this fun painted background tutorial. It is quick and easy and you can use it on anything from cards and layouts to altered items.

 Gather up your supplies, some acrylic paint and a large stamp.  I am altering a plain gift bag but this would look great on a layout background too.

Add some paint to your stamp and well, just stamp!  It is that easy!  You can lay it down neat and tidy or kind of messily like I did.

Since mine is a gift bag, I will share how I embellished it further.  Do you recognize the flower from my tutorial a couple of weeks ago?

Thanks for visiting!
Laura
xoxo

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Kit Club Tuesday

Hi there!

We have some more inspiration for you created using this month's sweet kit!

Eileen is getting a lot of mileage out of these fun papers!

Don't forget you still have time to play along with this month's challenge here, and this month's sketch here, for your chance to win a prize.

Thanks for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Scrap Pink wrap up

Hi there!

Wow did we ever have an amazing day on Saturday at our annual ScrapPink crop!  There is nothing like spending 12 hours cropping with friends for a cause to put everyone in a jovial and giving mood!

We have a huge list of people to thank, so let's get started (in no particular order)....


3M
TOMBO
Scrapbook & Cards Today
SIMPLE STORIES - Kevin and Sherman Crowell
WEBSTER'S PAGES - Brandin O'Neill
BO BUNNY - Jeri Tanner
HEMTIQUE - Dave Schafer
GRAPHIC 45
KAISERCRAFT - Brenton Ritchi
TERESA COLLINS (we are thinking of you)
PURPLE COW - Rick Tremmel
BAZZILL
BELLA BOULEVARD
ECHO PARK  - Kathi Allred
BASIC GREY
WESCOTT - Brenda Greenwood- Vernem
AMERICAN CRAFTS
MY MIND'S EYE
NOTIONS
SCRAPFEST - Lisa Sales Furtney
GET MOVIN' FITNESS - Anita Trowbridge
HOME BAKING BY CAROLYN
SUZANNE SKUNCA
DANIE RAMIREZ
LAURA SHAVER
DAWN ROGERS
TWILIGHT TAN
CATHY'S NAILS
SOBEY'S
STRODE'S DELI

and last but not least, YOU, our friends and customers!


Thank you for donating prizes and food and for your support.  Thank you for paying the price of admission and for purchasing raffle tickets.   Thank you for spreading the word to help our event grow every year. Your continued support means so much to us and we cannot do it with out you!   Thank you for helping us raise $1100.00 to donate to the cause.

We cannot wait until next year when we can do it all over again!

Your friends at ScrapMuch?!



Friday, September 20, 2013

Sketch-y Friday and a Guest Designer!

Hello and happy Friday!

As always, Friday means we have a new sketch for you to play with!  Plus, this week we have  a special treat, it is Guest Designer week here on the ScrapMuch? blog!

Here is our sketch.....


This month Jenessa Franco is joining us as our Guest Designer.  


Welcome Jenessa!  I will let Jenessa tell you a little bit about herself......

"Hi I'm Jenessa and I recently relocated to Dallas with my husband NoĆ©, our 5-year old son Santiago and our 3-year old daughter Paolina. I first discovered scrapbooking in 1995, and I made my first album using construction paper and rubber cement...an absolute archival disaster! Fast forward to the present, and I've become quite passionate about this constantly evolving art form. Having always endeavored in arts & crafts such as drawing, painting and counted cross stitch, paper crafting has been such a natural progression for me. My husband has been incredibly supportive of my hobby obsession by allowing me to utilize half of our spacious family room as my own personal crafting area as well as hanging out with our kids when I need some creative therapy. I'm flattered and excited to be a Guest Designer for ScrapMuch?"

 You can find Jenessa's blog here.   Now let's have a look at her gorgeous creation...

Such and incredible mixture of sweetness that is elegance and boyish, too.

Now it's your turn, friends!  Play along and share it with us!

Here is a run down of the rules.  We are offering a little prize to one lucky scrapper that participates in at least 2 of this month's 4 sketches.  Just link up your creations at the bottom of each Sketch-y Friday post, all qualifying scrappers will be entered into a random draw for a prize.  Only one entry per sketch please.  You have until Tuesday October 1st at midnight to participate in any of September's sketch challenges,, each linkup tool will remain open until that date!  But remember, you must play along with 2 different sketches for a chance to win!  (International participants may be required to pay some shipping fees. )

Also, we are launching something new!  Would you like to be one of our sketch layout designers?  Each month we are going to offer one lucky participant the opportunity to create the reveal sample for one of our sketches!  So if you are interested in being considered, play along with at least two sketches and while you are linking up your creations add "GDT" after your name.  The only stipulation is that you must have a blog.

Now getting creating!   And thanks for visiting!

Thanks for visiting!
Your Friends at ScrapMuch?!

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Inspiration on Thursday

Hey there!

It's Thursday, and that means it is almost the weekend!  Okay, I know that you didn't come here to get an update on the length of the week, hehe.

Yes we have some crafty inspiration for you.

This was sent to us from Vinoja, it is a sweet nursery decor item.  But seriously pretty enough for anywhere and a great way to use up your scraps!

Thanks for sharing Vinoja!  And thank you all for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mini Album Tutorial

Hi there!

Happy Wednesday to y'all, I have a little mini album tutorial for you.  This would be a great little gift for someone you love for no particular reason (the best kind of gifts to give and get)  or it would make a  nice little brag book for your purse.

It doesn't take much product to pull this together, just a great sheet of patterned paper (like this one from Fancy Pants) and a few embellies and ribbon. I went with about a half sheet of 2 patterns, but you really only need one full sheet.

 Start by cutting down your patterned paper to 5.5 x 12 .
 You can see both sides of the pattern in these two photos.  I am going to use the plain side for the outside and the pattern for the inside, since we will be covering the outside anyway.
 With whatever scoring tool you have, score  at 3 inch intervals across the paper so that you have 4 sections.  Then score 1.5 inches up from the bottom of your paper.
 Snip the score lines from the bottom until you reach the score line going across the length of your paper, do not cross this line.
 Now you will fold up the little flaps that you created, we will be turning these into pockets.
 I hope you can see it in this photo, add some adhesive (the tape style works best for this application) to either side of each flap, staying close to the edges to make your pockets as wide as possible.
 This photo just shows you that you should still be able to insert things into the pockets.
At this point you will have something that looks like this little accordion  folded doodad.
 Apply some adhesive to the back of your pocket page and set it aside for a minute.
Now cut a piece of paper that measure 4 x 12 and score it at 3 inch intervals.
 
 At this point I got a little ahead of myself, but the next step is to create book fold.  So add adhesive to the middle two sections, so that you can adhere them together like the photos below.
 Now join the middle sections together to create your book.
 Run some adhesive across the middle of the outside of your mini book and adhere some ribbon along it.  This will act as a way to hold the booklet closed.
 Now the fun part, embellishing the front and inside, then filling those pockets.
I added some tags (to add some notes) and a few embellies here and there.
 
 A little envie for some mementos.
Now all I have to do is tuck in some photos and give it away!

Thanks for visiting!
Laura
xoxo

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Kit Club Sketch Challenge for September

Hey there!

Welcome back to another episode of Kit Club Tuesday!  Today we launch our sketch challenge for September!  But before we do, let's find out who won the August Sketch Challenge......

using Random.org

True Random Number Generator 
   
   
 
  Powered by RANDOM.ORG

....which means Sandy is our winner!  Congrats Sandy!  You will be receiving a little prize in your next kit, unless we happen to see you before then:)!


...and here is some eye bandy to inspire you to get started on yours....



 Now here are the details....  Each of our monthly Kit Club challenges and sketches will stay live for the remainder of the month, you can play along and link up as many times as you would like during the month.  You layout must consist of 80 percent kit product with the remaining 20% being any product you wish.   That way if you have a 'go to' product or technique you like to add to your creations you can feel free to do so.

You have until September 30th at Midnight to play along with this challenge.  Of course, anyone can feel free to play along, and link up with us.... but you must be a Kit Club member and adhere to the rules above to qualify to be entered into the random draw for a prize.  



We also have a very exciting addition to our monthly kit club!!  Effective September 1st, we are now offering you the opportunity to upgrade your monthly kit club subscription to the premium package.  For an additional $10/month, you will receive an additional 4 sheets of cardstock, 2 sheets of co-ordinating patterned paper with extra unique coordinating embellishments. Please contact us to become a premium kit club member.
 Important Notice - Shipping Costs  .....We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your positive feedback and compliments on our monthly kit club.  This has been an amazing adventure for us and we have to admit, we really enjoy it! When anxiously awaiting your monthly kits you have 2 shipping options.  You can either arrange for pick up, or have your items shipped to you. Unfortunately we have had to raise our standard shipping costs to $12.00 + hst for a 13x13 pizza box.  Effective September 1st, as our loyal kit club members, we would like to extend a discounted shipping rate of $10.00 + hst.  We thank you for your understanding and we hope that you continue to love your monthly kit club packages!
Become a member - If you are interested in becoming a Kit club member, please contact us at 905-730-2673 or scrapmuch@rogers.com for more info.

 Thanks for visiting!
Your friends at ScrapMuch?


Monday, September 16, 2013

A freebie Silhouette Cut File

Hi there!

I have a little cut file treat for you today, I hope you like it!
 (click on the images to be taken to  my download page)


Please feel free to use the files on your own personal projects.  You may sell your completed projects that include cuts created from my files.  I would rather you not modify, sell or share these files.  You can redirect people here to download any of my files for themselves.

You do not have to credit me for these Cut Files, when sharing your creations on the web, but, I would really love it if you did, or share  a link to my website!

Thanks for visiting!
Laura
xoxo