This week is fun…


Guess what I didn’t get today?  Political phone calls.  Woohoo! 😉

I have a video to share on creating a simple and quick candy pouch/bag/thingy. All the details are over on the Hero Arts blog HERE

(c) Hero Arts Blog

Let’s see… what’s next… Oh!  The winner of the Studio Calico kit is elana k.  I will email you. Another big thanks to the SC gals for sharing with us.

I have something else fun to share.  I met a sweet gal named Tara over at EK Success.  (And you know I love those EK folks because they created my favorite punches – the Paper Shapers.)  She emailed me about this and I wanted to share it. Just something fun they are doing…

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A crime of crafting has been committed?  Yes, it’s our CSI: Crop Scene Investigation!This  in-store event  is co-sponsored by EK Success, K&Company, Inkadinkado®, and Martha Stewart Crafts™ (along with cardstock provided by Prism)!
Our company has created a dynamic day of celebration taking place on Saturday, November 15th at 200 participating local retailers or online stores.  Sponsoring companies have provided several Make It & Take It projects, door prizes, themed décor and more!   Log on and register online at to be entered to win daily prize giveaways and receive clues about “suspects” to be found on the big day!
Plus, Vote online ( for your favorite Precinct project made from pieces of evidence found at  the crime scene!

Fun, huh?  Check out the links when you have some time.

Separately, these nice EK folks sent me some stuff to donate and giveaway.  Some of it is going to Crops for Cures, etc.  And a little of it is going on to you folks.  🙂  And since I love good ol’ Jolees flowers, I thought I would give some of those away. 

First, here is what I created with ONE pack of Jolees.  Good deal, huh?  And talk about fast.  Here we go…






EK Success Jolees
Pebbles greeting rub-ons
Hero Arts gemstones
Cuttlebug embossing
Hero Arts cards
Studio Calico houndstooth stamp
Stampin’ Up border punch

I have done other Jolees cards in the past.  Always card sets to give to others.  You can see another example HERE.

So.  Let’s give some of these away.  I have TWO sets of these that EK sent me to give to TWO of you lucky crafters.  Just leave a comment on this post by Thursday at 11:59pmEDT telling me your favorite scrapbooking tip.  I will pick two random winners.


Thanks!  See you tomorrow…

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165 thoughts on “This week is fun…”

  1. TIP: Always clean up as soon as you finish a project, even if you’re going to start another right away. You feel less cluttered and more creative.

  2. Unfortunately, I don’t scrapbook. I am a stamper/card maker.

    What I like to do is once I decide on my theme/design, I try to set up all my stamps, paper, embellies, punches, cutters, markers,pencils, etc. so it’s at easy access, and I can whip out several cards in no time, instead of hunting for things and wasting time.

  3. The tip that helped me heaps is one of yours – once you’ve finished a scrapbook page, make a card with the scraps. So much better than filing the scraps away never to be seen again. 🙂

  4. My favorite scrapbooking tip to to keep on a blog. I always found the hardest part of scrapbooking was the journaling. Now, I can just take the text from a blog post and go from there.

  5. I’d have to say my best scrapbooking tip is checking other talented scrapbooker’s blog. I have binders full of ideas that I collected from the internet. When I feel stuck, just looking at all those ideas make me feel perk up all over again. It stimulates my brain… 🙂

  6. My favorite tip came from the owner of our lss – there are no mistakes in scrapbooking, just a place for more embellishments!

  7. My tip is to keep a notebook to jot down ideas, techniques to try, sketches, colour combos etc. When I’m feeling a little blocked, I can open up the notebook and get instant inspiration!

  8. I was a scrapbooker who went to cardmaking and now I am getting back into scrapbooking again. My favorite tip is to do it when you can have several hours to work on it! I like the idea of hosting the scrap someone posted because I always go to a friend’s house and I am tired of lugging my stuff! LOL!

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