Monday, May 7, 2012

National Scrapbook Day

What a wonderful response to the Scrap Kitchen's National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop!
I would like to thank all of you that visited my blog, and a special thank to those who left such sweet and encouraging comments...what a special treat to sit down and read them all!

The winner of a ticket to LIVE from CHA online event by Charity Wings is Jean! 
Jean, contact me with your info so I can send your prize!

I hope you were all able to get your scrap on this weekend (the most sacred holiday of the year!)
I was fortunate enough to enjoy an entire day of shopping at the scrapbook expo on Friday in San Diego.  From there, I packed up my car and headed for Orange County to meet my friend Kelly (who owns the Scrap Diva Retreat House in Murrieta).  We stayed in a hotel room and giggled late into the night.  In the morning, time for a Starbucks run, and then we were off to our weekend of cropping, hosted by the fun and fabulous Laurie Rush (moderator of AngelScrappers yahoo group).  Our weekend was filled with scrapping, make-n-takes from Fiskars (thank you Cheryl Waters), and Hydrangea Hippo (thank you Jennifer and Katie Priest), fabulous prizes and giveaways (thank you Westcott, Xyron, Glenda's Creative Place, Crafter's Companion, and Charity Wings).

Some of the ladies enjoying the Fiskars fun!

I'd share more of the juicy details of my amazingly fun weekend....but "What Happens at the Crop, Stays at the Crop!"  I will share a few pics of me and my partners in crime! ;)

What a fabulous hobby this is...the chance to chat, create, make new friends and new memories!
Hope you had a chance to get out and have some fun!
As the Queen of Crafting, I hereby proclaim everyday National Scrapbook Day! ;)

Friday, May 4, 2012

National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop

WOOHOO, Welcome to the Scrap Kitchen NSD blog hop!!!
You have a chance to win one or more of 50 prizes from 50 different blogs!!!
This is the EASIEST BLOG HOP EVER! All you have to do to win a prize is to PLEASE LEAVE a comment under this post. I would also love it if you would become a follower of my blog!
On Sunday May 6th I will choose someone randomly for the prize winner!

My Prize will be a ticket for LIVE at CHA Summer 2012, a livestreaming interactive event you can access from any internet connection! Plus some other crafting goodies, based on the preferences of the winner!
The winners details will be posted on here so make sure you check back to see if you have won!
For more chances to win, please go to

Agnus Kasprzak to leave some more blog love.
I have posted the complete blog list here just in case anyone forgets to post or has computer issues!
We would also love for you to come and join us in The Scrap Kitchen on Facebook here and will also be posting winners names there!

BLOG HOP Participants (in order)

Sherry Mendoza

Katherine Prefol

Kristie Taylor

Melissa Harris Goodman

Jenny Burns

Tina Dalton

LeAnne Payne

Sheree Power

Michelle Clarke

Jamie Dougherty

Liz Hicks

Heidi Kelley

Irit Shalom

JJ Sobey


Gerry van Gent

Cheryl Bodkin Waters

Mel Connell

Gine Kristofferson Silvera

Sarah Moore

Samantha Hauzer

Drew Scott

Jennifer Priest

Jordie Craig

Kathy Hall

Melissa Elsner

Michelle Thomas

Trina McClune

Nadia Cannizzo

Lynne Erskine Forsythe

Gloria Stengel

Leanne Allinson

Wendy Crafts

Agnus Kasprzak

Natasja Cats Verbeek

Kim Jeffress

Gina Rodgers

Trudi Harrison

Steph Devlin:

Beck Beattie:

Melita Chow:

Emeline Seet:

Crece Thomas:

Rebecca Boyer:

Emma Rose Sabourin Rayburn:

Brandie Partello:

Marjie Kemper

Susan Pyrcz Weckesser:

Iris Babao Uy:

Susan Mintmire:

thanks so much for joining in!!!

Have a Happy Scrappy Weekend!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Don't miss Summer CHA!

Charity Wings is doing it again! 
A live streaming, fun filled inspiring event that benefits charity

All you need is an internet connection, and you can enjoy CHA from the comfort of your home!  CHA is the crafter's Disneyland...showcasing hundreds of manufacturers displaying product and showing what's new.

LIVE from CHA is a FREE (with the purchase of a raffle ticket) online interactive look into the new product releases and what's happening at the Craft & Hobby Association’s Summer Trade Show.
July 17 & 18th, 2012
10am - 6pm daily Chicago time
  • Live Streaming Manufacturer and Designer Interviews
  • Interactive Chat
  • 45 Giveaways with min $100 value
  • Recorded footage to watch whenever you like
Interviews & Giveaways**:
  • Each sponsor will be raffling off a prize with a minimum $100 value to a lucky participant during each segment.
  • More than 45 different Manufactures and Designers will be interviewed.
  • Purchase as many raffle tickets as you like. Raffle tickets will be $10 each or $20 for 5 tickets. (Club TLC members get $5 off their total order)
  • Participants do not need to be online to win.
  • Scroll down to see the Manufacturers and Artists that will part of the LIVE stream. Check back to see who else may be added.
Net Proceeds will be donated to:
A PLACE TO BARK is a no kill foster and adoption rescue dedicated to the welfare of animals and was founded by Bernie Berlin. Established in 2001, we mainly work with Animal Control Agencies, rescuing animals from high kill shelters and fostering them until they are healthy. This provides an ideal situation for the animals. They are then placed for adoption through Humane Societies in various parts of the country. We cover all costs for the medical care of the animals with no cost to the Humane Societies. We also handle some private adoptions after a strict screening process.

Go to for more info and to sign up!

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

New issue of Scrap n' Art is ready!

The May issue of Scrap n' Art online magazine is up and full of inspiration! 
You don't even have to run out to the store to buy it, you can access it online!
There are several free areas, and even more goodies if you are a subscriber (super cheap!)  I'd love for you to check out my first project as a design team member.  You'll find it under Use Your Stash. 
We also have a facebook page: Scrap n' Art facebook page
and a blog: Scrap n' Art Blog
We've got some wonderfully talented ladies on our team making all kinds of goodies to inspire you in your crafting...and as always, watch our facebook page for contests and giveaways!

And now I get to talk about the most sacred holiday of the year....National Scrapbook Day...which coincides with Cinco de Mayo this year...Double OLE!  I hope that you will be getting your craft on!  I'll be in Anaheim with a group of my besties for the whole weekend.  To kick it off, I'm going to get my shop on at the San Diego Scrapbook Expo on Friday.  I'm a lucky girl, I know! 
You can be lucky too....check my blog at 7:00 pm PST on Friday May 4th for a chance to win fabulous prizes!  I'm participating in The Scrap Kitchen National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop!  There will be over 50 bloggers and each one of them is giving away a prize, so that gives you 50 chances to win!  There will be some well known gals from the crafting industry that you might recognize, so come hop with us!

Thanks for reading!