Thursday, February 26, 2009

Whimsy Sale!

Stephanie from My Little Bit of Whimsy is having a SALE this weekend!!!

Visit her site at

I am spreading the love ... go get yourself some sweet buttons and make sure you upload your project or layout in the gallery!

Use coupon code " whimsywinter " and get 25% off your ENTIRE ORDER!!

WOOHOOO!!! I have so many of these buttons, i just love how they look and some i can't part with cause they are tooo darn cute! A Collectors Dream! heee!!!

Monday, February 23, 2009


National Scrapbooking Day Crop

May 2nd ~9 AM to 9PM ~ 12 Hours of Scrappin Fun!

St. James The Less Church - Renforth New Brunswick

$40 per person ( No Taxes! )
Lunch, Limited Snacks, Cold Drinks, and Supper

Come Celebrate National Scrapbook Day and Creative Scrappers 1 year anniversary!

This is a casual crop to come and relax and scrapbook, enjoy time with friends and meet new scrappers too!

We will have a Scrappers Market again with vendors from Scrapbooking Gone Wild, Stampin' Up with Kim, My Little Bit of Whimsy and of course Creative Scrappers.

You can register here online or email me at to reserve your spot.

Space is limited
Payment MUST be made by April 25th to guarantee your seat!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday Night News!

Hello Scrappy Blog Readers!
It's Sunday Night... my usual sit down and blog night! How have you been doing? The weather man says we have a storm coming to New Brunswick. It's 1020pm here and I haven't seen a snowflake yet! Just patiently waiting ... They are announcing close to 25cm of snow. that's about a foot of the white fluffy stuff so quite an accumulation.

On a scrappy note - I was featured in the 2 peas in a bucket newsletter this week! YUP YUP! So exciting ... i got one of these pieces of flair on my profile too. Kind of exciting for sure!!! I got most votes for my recent layout " All Bundled Up " in my previous post!

I also got an email today from Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine requesting a layout to be published in the Summer 2009 Issue! YOUPEEEEEEEEE!!!! I can't wait to see this layout in print ... i am very excited!

We announced a new DT Call at Creative Scrappers in case you are interested in sending in your application! It's due March 15th .. you can click here to get more info.

I have a date for our next crop local ladies! Yes... Come Celebrate National Scrapbook Day on Saturday May 2nd from 9-9 at St. James the Less Church! Registration will be posted in the online store tomorrow morning if you wish to register! It is a first come first scrapper basis!!!
We will have Vendors with us such as Scrapbooking Gone Wild, Stampin Up with Kim, My Little Bit of Whimsy and Creative Scrappers. Looking forward to an exciting day!!!

I do have a recent layout to share with you. It's Eddie of course. This is using the new Basic Grey Marakesh Papers and lots of distressing which I am loving lately!

That's your Sunday news... make sure you come see Creative Scrappers tomorrow night since we have a reveal for our { 1 picture, Many Pages Contest! } We have over 20 layouts to share with you using the same photo!!!
Talk soon

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

Sending you some hugs on this day of love!!!
Hubby got me a beautiful assortment in this planter, I can't wait to see it in full bloom!

I had a scrap block this week, and for some reason nothing was coming to me. I was really frustrated and last night I just took the plunge and started a layout of hubby and I for Valentine's Day. It's not perfect and I probably could have done a bit more to it, but overall I am happy with it.

I also created a little page about Eddie. My Prince Charming!!! haha... I am so lucky to have such a wonderful little fur friend. Especially one that Loves posing for me!

Imagine the chaos ... yes, this is part of my stash of Ribbon! All thrown in together in shoe box.

I got fed up yesterday and started organizing. So today My ribbon is stored in my photo box, all sorted and ready for use!

I'm off to enjoy some breakfast bagel and tea, maybe watch a little tv.
Sending you some {love}

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Scrapstreet Interview

ScrapStreet's Blog Bay
by Lindsey Krauss
Creative Scrappers
It’s all about sketching at Creative Scrappers! I recently interview Kristine, the “it” girl at Creative Scrappers. I’ve known, or at least been following, Creative Scrappers since its inception as a fun little pink blog with a few fun sketches (I got to watch the ticker rise at just incredible numbers, and it’s still going up!) Now a full-blown sketch site and reference area, Creative Scrappers has taken off in numbers, size and, of course, sketches!
Creative Scrappers is proud to post sketches from many of the industry’s top sketch artists, and proud to host a busy gallery full of lovely and unique interpretations of these sketches. The rules are that there are no rules in creative sketching, so there’s plenty of inspiration to go around.
What is the overall goal/purpose of your blog?
The overall goal and purchase of Creative Scrappers is to show scrapbookers that everyone has their own skill and way of scrapbooking. That one sketch can be interpreted in many ways and is also a way for scrapbookers to express themselves in art form. Challenge them, and maybe bring out something in them they didn't know existed. To help scrappers be better and encourage them to be unique!
Tell me about your scrapbooking sketches, your site's sketches and artists. How do you find artists and sponsors?
The Sketches we use are from different sketch artists. We have a number of them working with us during this 6-month term, including as Allison Cope, Deanne Burton, Cherie Avrill, Jodie Kautzner and many more. A great variety of sketch designers makes for some great pages for our Creative Scrappers! We have a few sketch designers that have been asked personally to join us, and others submitted an application to be on our Sketch Team.
We have an amazing list of sponsors for our blog. Each sponsor has submitted a prize package to our site and we use these as prizes for our contests and challenges. Several sponsors have been personally asked to be a part of the group and others have requested! We feature our sponsors on our blog, forum and also in our weekly newsletter. It's a win/win situation for us and for them, as well giving them more exposure for possible sales!
How have your personal scrapbooking styles or approaches changed since you started the blog?
Since starting the blog, I personally don't find my scrapbook style has changed, but maybe the frequency!!!
What made you decide to make the leap to forum and gallery?
When the blog was first introduced in April 2008, it was just going to be a blog. As I saw the number of hits growing on the page counter I realized that we needed a place to share all these fabulous ideas and pages from our scrappers. In May 2008 the gallery and forum opened for the members to participate and share their projects. With the help of our Moderators, JJ Sobey, Deanne, Cheryl, Angie and our assistants, Deb and Carol, the forum wouldn't be as fabulous as it is! We always try to have a contest or two per month from our Design Team members and, of course, our famous 1-Hour Layout Contest and weekly Sketch challenges.
In our Forum today we have 38493 Posts in 2558 Topics by 1240 Members. Over 71000 visitors on our site, and our gallery stats consist of 5519 files in 495 albums and 14 categories with 17205 comments viewed 65970 times! And to think we've only been active since April 2008! A Fantastic Group of Creative Scrappers!
How do you encourage involvement from the scrapbooking community?
A few people have asked me how our forum grew so fast. I can only say word of mouth! Posting on blogs, Facebook and, of course, our Creative Blinkies! We spread the word by posting links on our blogs and also on other forums. We like everyone to be involved in our challenges and contests and enjoy new members to come by and share their passion of scrapbooking with us. We give everyone a chance of being rewarded, since most of our contests and challenges are random winners. No one is left out! I think encouragement is done with a positive attitude and making people feel welcome!
Feeling welcomed is right, it’s just a sweet place with really nice scrappers and lots of colorful inspiration!
In this article, we share one of the current sketches posted at Creative Scrappers; this sketch was created by C-S resident sketch artist, Allison Cope, owner/creator of So Sketchy. This is just one example of the variety of sketches and artists you’ll find at Creative Scrappers; it definitely seems to house some of the best names in sketching around! You can visit Creative Scrappers at their website ( and blog (, or email Kristine at

Layout By Deb HarterDesign notes: This inspiration is from a Creative Sketch with a large circle as its background. The next time you’re inspired to use a circle, use a circular background paper and let your photos hang off as Deb did on her page.

Bella by Sharon SuchoronczakDesign notes: Using black and white photos against a patterned background helps to maintain the focus on the photos.

Noel by Tanya Lamo.
Design notes: To give the page a more distressed feel, I sanded and inked all of the page elements. I outlined the die-cut with a black Sharpie. I crinkled and inked the journaling card for an antique feel.

I'd like to say " Thank you " to everyone that made this possible! That is to ALL the girls from Creative Scrappers!!! For your time and effort that you put into the site... i couldn't do this without you!

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Interview in Scrap Street Mag.

It's February and that means only 6 weeks left of WINTER!! Youpeeeeeeeee!!!!! Sooner than later we'll be enjoying cleaning up the garden and trimming our shrubs! Soon!!!

Another layout to share with you today, it's a layout I did for Scrapbook Sussies with the Feb Kit!
Rusty Pickle Candyland Paper... such a fun and bright collection. I was a bit intimidated at first but it went well. I realized I NEED NEW PICTURES! i really do... it's hard you know when it's only Steve and I with Eddie. I love taking pictures of my cat... but man, a little variety would be nice!

Smile, Laugh, Play

Also, Some FUN News to share! Creative Scrappers is in the ScrapStreet magazine February Issue! Yes, Lindsey had a little interview with me last week and voila ... here it is...
Also Congrats to Deb, Allison, Sharon, Tanya and Natalie for being in the Feb issue!
Thanks for all your support ladies!
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