Friday, March 30, 2012

Mystery Scrap '12 Week 13 - Friday

Hope everyone is having a good week so far. This week's inspiration page is "sidewalk chalk" by Mary Ann Jenkins.  Here is the link to it.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Mystery Scrap '12 Week 13 - Wednesday

OOOHHHH!!!!  We had a meeting about Crop for a Cause last night and I'm even more pumped than I was before. Add to the fact that we're just about booked already and I'm flying high!
Supplies for this week's page:
1 piece of 12x12 for background
stickers or Pazzles/Cricut cut letters or chipboard - I used a different color for each word in my title. The inspiration page artist used one color for the first word and a different color for each letter in the second word.
Grab your circle punch and paper scraps - I used 7 different patterned/solid color papers - the inspiration page used 3.
You'll also need a scrap (one of the same as above) .5"x3"
You can journal right on the page OR you can print journaling on the color paper fed through you printer (if it's 12x12, cut it down to 8.5x11 and print as wide as you can. That will give the appearance of it being printed on your background paper - or pop it up with dimensionals to give it a neat effect!

Monday, March 26, 2012

Mystery Scrap '12 Week 13 - Monday

Good morning Scrappers!  We had a lovely weekend - the girls went to their Grandmom & Granddad's house for the weekend and Chris & I went to two movies on Saturday (The Hunger Games & 21 Jumpstreet) with some Carraba's in between!  Then Sunday I worked on this week's page before we met everyone for lunch. The afternoon was spent cleaning up and I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't take all that long to get the house looking ship shape!  Cooper got another bath. It's now about 5 weeks post-skunking and he still smells terrible when it rains (which it did A LOT) this weekend. Anyway... on to this week's page. You'll need 1 photo that is 5x7 portrait (or it could be 5x6 or 4.5 x 6). Then, you have a couple choices - you could do a landscape 4x6 or 2 portraits printed on a 4x6.  I used a 4.5x6.25 with a 4.75x 6.5 mat and 2 4"tall by 3" wide portrait matted the same as my larger portrait. Check back Wednesday to find out what supplies you'll need to complete the page!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Mystery Scrap '12 Week 12 Friday

The page that was the inspiration for this week's Mystery Scrap is one by Lisa Dickinson.  Check it out here.
My even more simple version of that layout is below.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mystery Scrap '12 Week 12 Wednesday

To create this page, you'll want to pull together the following supplies...
1 piece of 12x12 background paper (solid color)
6 mats in a contrasting color for the 2.5"x3.5" pictures
qty 6 - # of pictures you selected from Monday - solid color cardstock 2.5"x3.5"
sticker border OR punched shapes - I used several different sizes of stars to create a border effect or you could use a repetitive punch like a circle and jazz it up
title stickers/Cricut or Pazzles letters

Monday, March 19, 2012

Mystery Scrap '12 Week 12 Monday

Ok - this week I'm getting back on track! (I hope!)
The page for this week will require anywhere from 3-5 portrait oriented pictures that are 2.5"x3.5" (to be matted) OR 2.75"x3.75" if you don't plan to mat them.
There will be a grid with 6 spaces, so, if you have a lot of journaling, use fewer pictures so you can have more than one journaling spot. Makes sense?
See you back here Weds!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Mystery Scrap '12 Week 11 Friday

I feel like a slacker when it comes to my little blog right now. Fortunately, the reasons for my slackerness on the blog stem from working on my "balance" of everything else.  I'm keeping my house in shape, my laundry mostly caught up & exercising more regularly than I have in quite a while. On top of that, the plans for Crop for a Cause are moving right along. SO - please bear with me over the next couple months. Hopefully, my posts will be more timely, but I'm not promising anything!
So - the supplies you'll need for this week's page are pretty minimal. 
One square of solid color or patterned paper the same size as your pictures. and letter stickers, cricut/Pazzles cut letters.  I created the pages digitally, but you could run white cardstock through your printer and mount on white 12x12 to achieve a similar effect. My plan is to do these interviews with the girls each year around their birthdays. Now, I wonder if I could get Chris to do one, too...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mystery Scrap '12 Week 11 Wednesday

This week's page is an interview with someone - below are the interview questions - later this evening I'll post the very few supplies you'll need for this page.

My favorite food is:

My favorite sport to play is:

My favorite sport to watch is:

My favorite movie is:

The coolest person on Earth is:

My best subject in school is:

The thing I do the best is:

If I could change my name, it would be:

If I could go anywhere in the world, I’d go to:

My favorite color is:

When I grow up, I’m going to become a:

The thing my parents are too strict about is:

My favorite book is:

The last book I read was:

Three words that describe me are:

When I was little I used to:

My favorite season of the year is:

My best memory is:

The food I like the least is:

My best friend is:

If I had one wish it would be:

Monday, March 12, 2012

Mystery Scrap Week '12 Week 11

I still haven't posted Wednesday and Friday for last week's Mystery Scrap. I will, I promise, just not sure exactly when. We had a fun-filled weekend, but unfortunately that didn't include any scrapbook time for me!
This week, I want to do something a little different.  I'll tell you ahead of time, this week's page is based on a page/template by Cathy Zielske.  She's written several books on Clean & Simple Scrapbooking. Her pages are just that - clean & simple and I love her style. Back when I was doing my first Layout a Day (I think it was the first one I did) - I saw tons of people doing this as their page and thought  it was such a neat idea. So during this LOAD, I made it a point to do one of these pages for each of my girls.
You will need to pick one person and find 2-3 square pictures of them 2.75x2.75 or 3x3. 
On Wednesday, I'll give you not only the supplies that you'll need for this (which aren't many since it's Clean & Simple!) but also interview questions to ask the person that you've picked. This could be a child, a parent, your husband or a friend. You could even do an imaginary one with your cat or dog! If you are interviewing an adult and certain questions don't seem to pertain, come up with a new one. Be creative!
Ok - see you Wednesday!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

2nd Annual Crop for a Cause SWVA

If you have questions or would like to register, please email Kari at

Saturday, May 5 from 10am-10pm at Lewis Gale Auditorium
$40 (includes lunch, dinner, drinks & goodie bags)
No children under 18
Vendors, yard sale, demos, lots of fun stuff!
Prize for largest donation collected prior to the event
We have 50 spaces for croppers.  Your space is reserved when your registration form & payment are received and you will receive a confirmation email.  

Click here for the registration form
(If for some reason it doesn't work - email me at and I will email you the .pdf file). 

Click here for a map of the Lewis Gale Campus

If you would like to donate without attending the crop, please contact me.
Donations & all proceeds will benefit the National Breast Cancer Coalition. 

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Mystery Scrap '12 Week 10 - Wednesday

Today's post is going to be delayed. May be up late tonight or it might not be until tomorrow!  Check back later!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Mystery Scrap '12 Week 10 - Monday

This week's Mystery Scrap includes 4 portrait oriented pictures that are 2.75"w by 4" tall. I printed mine with a white border. So, if you want to print, then mat them, use 2.5x3.75 as your dimensions. Check back Wednesday to see what supplies you'll need!

Friday, March 2, 2012

Mystery Scrap '12 Week 9 Friday

I'm happy to say that Layout a Day is now officially done. Don't get me wrong - I LOVE LOVE LOVE doing it, but by the end of the month, I've let a lot of things slide and am ready to get everything back to normal.  This is the inspiration page - it's by Lisa Dickinson and was featured on Debbie Hodge's Get It Scrapped Blog. Check it out here. Scroll down to where it says Looking at 3 Layouts by Lisa Dickenson and it's the one with the title Colorful all the way on the left.
I changed mine a little bit by rotating it and only using 7 photos and I put my journaling in the 8th spot.  I didn't use any many handdrawn grid lines and I kept the title very simple - using letters cut from my Pazzles - using the same colors I used to mat the photos.