Saturday, May 31, 2008


Hi everyone!!!
Hope you are having a super Saturday!!!
Our featured sketch artist this week is RHEA MARRIOTT!!

Here's a little about her:
Hello my name is Rhea Marriott I am a SAHM with two boys, Dumitru 3.5 and Antoni 5.5 who are the main subjects of my pages. I also have hundreds of pictures from my trip to Romania so you may see layouts with Romanian language in place of English on some of my Layouts. I also enjoy reading and traveling. I have been scrapbooking since 2002 and truly found " My Style" in 2005. I enjoy working with a variety of different products.

I often create a sketch when I want to scrap but have no inspiration. A simple sketch will often give me the inspiration I need to get started.
You can find my sketches at
Sassy Sketches and My blog at The Sassy Corner.
I am also co-owner of Savvy n Sassy, we are a online Canadian scrapbooking and ribbon store. We specialize in monthly ribbon kits. We have 4 different kit each month, Two of which co-ordinate with pattern papers. We have a great Forum with tons of awesome ladies, lots of fantastic inspiration from our design Team. Be sure to check out The SnS Blog at Savvy n Sassy Blog.
And you can find one of her great sketches HERE! Take a look at her layout sample as well! Aren't they wonderful!

Thanks so much, Rhea! And don't forget ladies, if you try Rhea's sketch let us know!!!

Friday, May 30, 2008

FOTO Friday - May 30th

There's an old Yiddish proverb that says, "The eyes are the mirror of the soul."

What do you see when you look into your child's eyes? your lover's eyes? Your parents' eyes? What do others see in YOUR eyes?

For today's challenge, let's see some photos of eyes.... let us see into your soul.

If you post to your blog, leave a comment so we can visit.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Let's learn about Karen!

Describe your scrap space. Do you like/dislike it? Right now, I have a corner of our basement. I have a fair amount of space but the light isn’t great and I do feel crowded. Eventually, the nursery will become my scrapbook room. Is it bad that I want my son to move to his big boy room so I can claim that space? *LOL*

What are your favourite colours to scrapbook with? I use blue a LOT – partly because I have sons but mostly because it’s my fav color family. I love royal blues, turquoises, and teals in particular. I also love combining blue with brown.

Do you enjoy other crafts and/or hobbies? I have dabbled in needle point and cross stitch. And I have rediscovered "adult" coloring books. I also love taking pictures and reading

What scrapbook magazines do you read? I have subscriptions to Creating Keepsakes and Making Memories. I also really like Scrapbooks, Etc.

How thick is your cardstock and paper stash? I am a paper addict so it’s probably at least a couple feet. My 30 slot rack is full and I have a 12x12 cart full as well

Are you an organized or messy scrapper? Neither. I am organized before and after but messy in the middle :-)

Anything else you want to share? I am so honoured to be a Sister this month. I really love that there is this whole online community of people who understand my obsession and who share their work and talents.

TEXT Thursday-May 29th

Last Thursday Carla asked you to share your scraproom with us.
Well, this week I'm asking for you to share another room in your house with us. Maybe your living room, the kitchen, the kid's play area...
Describe it.
Write a blog post or write about it here in the comments if you don't have a blog. If you blog about it, come back here and let us know so we can come visit!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

WEB Wednesday - May 28/08

Our Sister, Karen shares a few of her favorite websites with us this morning! Here's what she says!

I really like the Scrapfriends Scrap Friends website. The team there regularly provides reviews of different products, the members are very friendly, and the gallery is full of great layouts.

I also really enjoy
Lain Ehmann's blog and her podcasts at Scrap Happy . She does a weekly 30-minute layout challenge and her podcasts include interviews, kit reviews, general updates, and the ever-popular prizes.

Kristina Werner's blog is full of beautiful cards, great videos, and lots of inspiration. While I am not a card-maker, I love soaking in Kristina's technique tips, sense of color, and clean style.

Thanks so much Karen for sharing these fabulous sites with us!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

TEACHING Tuesday - May 27th

Karen sent us today's post:

"One of my favorite techniques to add a bit of pop to my layout is to cut floral motifs from my patterned paper and create layered "flowers" out of them. I cut out several in varying sizes and then layer them with pop dots and often outline or embellish with my Sakura Gelly Roll Stardust clear pen and rhinestones."

Thanks, Karen!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Challenge Monday-May 26th

Ready for another challenge??? Of course you are!!!
For this week's challenge, use LOADS of ink,ink,ink OR paint,paint,paint!

Easy stuff, isn't it!!!!! Get scrapping!!! Don't wait!

Send a scan/photo of your completed LO to us at by next Sunday, JUNE 1ST (can you believe June is just a week away!!!), you will have the chance to become our SISTER for a week, and also have you name in a draw for a chance to win an awesome prize from our sponsor this month: Scrap In Style TV

Here are the layouts we created for this challenge:


*inspiration from a sketch at Creative Scrappers



The design of this LO scraplifted from a LO of Carrie's from Create My Keepsake; ribbons used from Savvy 'N Sassy

Sunday, May 25, 2008

SISTER Sunday - May 25th

Please help us welcome our Sister of the Week --
Karen Ordway!!

Tell us about your family: I have been married for 7 years to Joe- who shakes his head at the size of my stash but likes the end result- scrapbook layouts galore!

How/Why did you start scrapbooking? My sister hosted a CM party and then a few college girlfriends, my sister, and I started having monthly potluck crops.

How long have you been scrapbooking? 10 years

What is it about scrapbooking that you really love? I love preserving photos and stories; but, I also just love having the creative outlet – esp since my job is very analytical.

How many hours a week do you scrapbook? 2-7

How long does it take you to complete a layout? Anywhere between 30 minutes to 2 hours

Where do you get your inspiration? Mostly from the pics I scrap. While I visit a ton of blogs and subscribe to CK and MM magazines, I don’t save layouts or refer to sketches often. I always thing I will scraplift some LO that I love but have never actually consciously done so :P I do sometimes get inspired by a friend’s LO at a crop and lift some aspect of it.
Here is Karen's layout for Challenge 55 - scrap those silly photos :-)


Karen's ScrapFriends Gallery

and her blog - A Scraptastic Life

If you stop by her blog, leave a message and let her know you were there :-)

Tomorrow we'll be posting our next challenge. Submit your layout and YOU could be our next sister, and also have a chance to win a terrific prize from our sponsor this month!

Check out this week's spotlight on Scraps of Kindness!!

Very exciting!!

Saturday, May 24, 2008


Happy Saturday, everyone!! Our sketch artist today is HEATHER SCOTT!

Here's a little about Heather:

I am Heather Scott – from Manhattan Kansas. I was born and raised in Ohio, and transplanted to Kansas by the Air Force while I was active duty as a weather person – yup Weather by Heather! J I have 3 kids and a wonderful hubby. I stay at home with my youngest who starts kindergarten this fall!

I have been stamping for 13 years and started scrapping about 3 years ago. I am a demonstrator with The Angel Company and love my “job” – if you can call it that! I LOVE to make cards, mini books and gift items with my stamping and scrapping supplies. My Favorites include Matchmaker papers, Palette and Versamagic inks, ANY Colluzzle templates and of course my SCOR-pal and Bind It all.
I have been published with my cards in Stampers Sampler, Rubber Stamper and Stamping Arts and Crafts many times, and have been in every TAC idea book since I started as an angel. I am SO proud to have had pictures of my 2 youngest kids featured on the cover of the 2006-07 Idea book. I teach classes, hold crops and do FUNshops in the NE Kansas area and at our local craft store.

I have a blog I update several times a week with cards, pages, mini books and gift ideas- so check it out for more inspiration at . If you like Sketches – I have a card sketch every Monday!

I hope the sketch inspires you!

Have a specTACular day!


Here are Heather's sketch and layout sample! Awesome stuff!!! Thanks so much Heather!
If you use Heather's sketch as inspiration, let us know! We'd love to see it!!!

Friday, May 23, 2008

FOTO Friday - May 23/08

Ok, So I know it's not really BEACH weather where I am yet, but I've been thinking today about how nice it would be to be on a beach right about now!!

And if you are on the beach, what better way to remember that moment then with photos!!


here's a site I found with some great tips on how to take those beach photos!

Digital Photography school

So go...grab your camera...and head off to the beach!!

(I'll be along sometime in July!!) lol

About Shannon.....

What are your favourite colours to scrapbook with? Brown is definitely a favourite form. Brown mixed with anything! I also tend to be drawn to aqua blues, pinks... ah heck,I love all colours! (Just not purple! shhh!).

Do you enjoy other crafts and/or hobbies? My other hobbies are sewing and beading. I don't do them near as much as scrapping though.

What scrapbook magazines do you read? Not many I have to admit. When I do read them, it's Scrapbooks Etc. and Papercrafts.

How thick is your cardstock and paper stash? Hmmm... if I put it all together, maybe a foot or two?? I really don't keep a lot of cardstock, and my patterned paper collection is pretty much under control I think. Flowers and ribbon? That's a WHOLE other story!!

Are you an organized or messy scrapper? Definitely organized!

Anything else you want to share? I don't know how all of you feel, but when I scrapbook it's the 'process' of it I enjoy the most. I love the idea that I'm creating something great for my children and future generations, but even if they never spend more then a day looking at my albums... it's still okay with me, because through the 'creating' I have gained something for myself. It's therapeutic, relaxing and rejuvenating, AND, the more time I get to spend creating, the better wife and mother I am!

Favorite Snack: Chocolate M&M's or cheese and crackers

Favorite Drink: lately it seems to be Ice Tea

Favorite Paper: Scenic Route

Favorite Technique: Ink

Favorite Embellishment: Ribbon

Favorite Scrap Tool: AMM piercing tool

Favorite Adhesive: my ATG gun!!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

TEXT Thursday - May 22nd

We asked Shannon to describer her scrap space:

Describe your scrap space. Do you like/dislike it? "I really LOVE my scrap space. I am fortunate enough to have a room all to myself to create in. It's painted a light blue colour, and is nice and bright. My husband helped me make a counter to work at, as I tend to stand up a lot when scrapping. There is LOTS of storage, and all my favourite little knickknacks and things are around me. It truly is 'my space'."

How about you?? What's your space look like? Write a blog post sharing your space with us :-) Post a comment so we can come visit!