Monday, March 31, 2008

Recent Online Scrappy Finds

At Scrapping Bug crop this weekend there was a really neat make your own journaling tags challenge. I thought that was such a neat idea. She said she got the idea from a friend at Love is in the Details. Of course I had to go check that out and, boy, am I tempted to join this new-to-me board. It's a Canadian board, too, which makes it even more of a draw for me.

I was kind of concerned that you wouldn't be able to see the Scrapping Bug challenge that I linked to above if you weren't a member of the board so I went searching for instructions online somewhere else just in case, but I couldn't find it. While looking for it, however, I came across this neat page with instructions for making a Matchbook-Style Scrapbook Journal Box. It is really neat!

Michy, at Li'l Scrappers, is hosting a Make'n'Take class Wednesday April 2nd at 9:00pm EST. She's going to teach us how to make a "super cute Wallet Gift Card/Photo holder".

ScrapShotz is having a Spring Fling online crop April 4-6. At crop kick off on Friday, April 4 at 8pm EST, they will be posting a special "Scrap Shotz Gives Back" Challenge! "For every member who completes the challenge, SSZ will donate $5 to the Canadian Cancer Society! In addition, anyone who completes the challenge will get a special "I made a difference! SSZ Gives Back" blinkie which will be made available during the crop!"

Sisterhood of Scrap is planning a week-long anniversary blog crop for April 6 -12th. This blog is special to me because it's run by some Newfoundland girls! They also run weekly challenges and this week's challenge, due April 6th, is to use some sort of hidden element.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Fun Contest for Canadian Scrappers and Card Makers!

Starting April 1st Scrap Shotz is hosting two amazing contests - HotShotz2 and HotShotz Cardz, especially for Canadians, with amazing prizes! Both contests are running simultaneously and you have to pick which one you want to enter.

The contest involves a total of 5 contest challenges. Each Sunday during the time of the contest a challenge will be issued and you will have until the Friday of that same week to upload your submission. Active board members (those with at least 25 posts to the board that week) will then get to vote on their favorites and the top 80% in each round get to move one to the next round.

To enter the contest you have to join the ScrapShotz board and between April 1 and April 4 you have to enter your best single page layout to the HotShotz2 gallery or your best card to the HotShotz Cards gallery. The really neat thing is that this doesn't have to be something new, just something not published before.

To advance in the contest you have to win the votes but you also have at least 25 meaningful posts to the board each week. With all the chatter and happenings on the board it should be no problem to fulfill that requirement.

There will be a grand prize winner and a runner up in each contest. The grand prize winners will get their winning entries published in the Winter 2008-09 edition of Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine! As if that isn't enough, they will also get a $100+ prize package and a new Big Bite Crop a Dile from ScrapShotz and a chance to be a guest designer with ScrapShotz for a month! The runner up in each contest will each get a June Scrap Shotz Monthly Kit. Aside from those prizes there is also going to be a random participation draw for each round. Lots of chances to win!

I participated in a contest something like this on another board last year before the board closed and it was so much fun. I felt like a winner just for participating. I'm tempted to join in on one of these contests, but we'll have to see if I actually do or not. I've been in a bit of a scrapping slump lately.

Let me know if you decide to give it a try.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Online Crop this Weekend... the Scrapping Bug. One day only - Saturday March 29. Check it out!


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine

If you've never held a Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine you don't know what you're missing. Scrapbook and Cards Today is a Canadian free to consumer quarterly magazine full of seasonal inspiration on creating scrapbook layouts and cards. Their website says that the Spring 2008 addition will be available in select stores March 26th.

There are three ways that you can get this free magazine.
1) Select stores provide the magazine free of charge to their customers.
2) You can download a copy from the website and either read it in pdf form or print it off. You can download and check out previous editions here, and I'm assuming you will be able to download the new edition there sometime after it is released to stores.
3) You can subscribe to the magazine and have it delivered to your door. All you have to pay is the shipping costs.

While it is great to be able to download the magazine and read it digitally or print if off to read, there is nothing like getting an official printed copy of it. I haven't figured out yet how I'm going to get my hands on an official printed copy of this edition. There are no scrapbooking stores around here to get it from. I used to get it from an online scrapbooking board but the board is closed and I haven't noticed any other boards offering it to members that don't actually order from them. Can't say I blame them there, but DH is still leary about online orders so I'm yet to do that. I may have to be content with reading it online and printing off what most interests me. Be sure to check it out. It is well worth whatever it takes to get it in your hands.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Donate a Scrapbooking kit to Children's Hospital in Edmonton

Scrapbooking Fanatics offers a neat opportunity. They have put together a scrapbooking kit with everything a child needs to start scrapbooking. You can help a child in Edmonton Children's Hospital get started in scrapbooking and help make the time spent in the hospital a little more pleasureable. Check out the details of Scrapbooking Fanatics Special Children's Hospital Kit.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Easter Digi Freebies

ScrappyCat's blog is worth watching, especially if you're into digi. She likes to organize freebie give-aways and her most recent one is a Christian Easter give-away. Here you will find links to five beautiful kits by five digi designers. Go check it out.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Fixing mistakes

I made a couple of booboos last week. I used a wrong site name in one post and a wrong time for a crop in another. Just fixed those. If you ever see mistakes please let me know so that I can fix them.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Really neat scrappin' blog...

Just discovered this blog and had to subscribe to it. I love that she tells you how to do all the things she posts, and she uses lots of really neat techniques. Be sure to check out Scrapperlicious.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Wow! Wonderful prizes!

They just posted a peek at the grand prize for the online crop at Lil' Scrappers next weekend. They also imformed us that there will be a prize for each challenge! Lots of chances to win yummy stuff!

I also found out from Jean today that WeScrap, formally known as IScrap, formally known as ISA, is having an online crop this weekend.

**edited to fix time of Lil' Scrappers online crop

More Amazing digi doodles!

Jean does it again! This lady is amazing me! I do believe that last year this time she hadn't even tried digi scrapping yet, and here she is making this amazing digi doodles! Check out her newest - Doodle Garden. It's some beautiful stuff!

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Lil' Scrappers First Online Crop

March 14-16 beginning at 7pm MST, which I think is 10:30 Newfoundland time. It's guaranteed to be a great time. Check it out.

Card kit at ScrapShotz

Now how cool is that! ScrapShotz put together a kit especially for card makers. I love it! One problem, it was so popular it sold out in a matter of hours, and I missed it. Mind you it wasn't actually in the budget to get it but the price was good and I was thinking about it. Maybe next time.

*Edited to fix site after reader pointed out my mistake.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Month of Celebration... Sheetload of Cards. December 2007 CraftyAl started her Sheetload of Cards Blog dedicated solely to her FREE eZine, SheetLoad of Cards. The first issue of the eZine was actually posted on her personal website, Call me { crafty } Al, in August 2007. In that blog post she said "The theory behind this is to increase your on-hand card stash by using a card sketch, a few sheets of patterned papers and cardstock and just a little amount of time. Almost a mass production, if you will." This month her Sheetload Blog is celebrating reaching 15,000 hits! In less than 3 months!! Be sure to drop by and check out the Sheetload of Cards blog. All month long there will be chances to win prizes from some great sponsors. You don't want to miss it!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

March Happenings on Scrapbooking Boards

March at Scrap Shotz
- March kit
- Kit reveal and scrappy hour coming up later in the month
- March kit featured at podcast March 12
- Guest DT Virginia Wong
- Thursday challenges
- surprises from Jess and Jen

March at Lil' Scrappers
- March 1st Reveal
- DT "Peek a Boo" LO Challenge and "The Short of it" Card challenge
- Wednesday March 5 - Lil' Easter Basket Class Make 'n' Take at Lil' Scrappers - supply list here