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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Favorite Grandparents

So many awesome entries this time ladies! We loved seeing your little ones snuggling with their grandparents! Here are our fabulous favorites

LG Belarmino

By Jennifer Croasdale

By Jael

By Jus

By Christina Skinner

By Jo

By Patti H

By Teresa Jaye

By Ingrid

By Ane Lene

By LG Belarmino

Thank you ladies for your wonderful entries. Sorry we do not have a prize to offer this round. We are working on getting more sponsors :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

9/23 Gracie Ann's mini embellishment storage

I thought of sharing this simple tutorial on how to make a mini embellishment organizer made of cardstock. It's a creative and resourceful way of using scrapbook materials to create an organizer for our small embellishments such as brads, eyelets, buttons, pins, etc.

Mini embellishment organizer

Materials needed:
1 pc.- 8 3/16 x 5 1/2 cardstock
2 pcs- 5x5 cardstock
Glue or double-sided tape
Patterned papers to decorate boxes
2- Buttons
2- Brads
Score tool

To create the shelf :
1. Using the 8 3/16th by 5 1/2 inches cardstock, scored each side 2 inches from the edges.
2. Cut vertically up the folds towards the middle (2 cuts going up on the bottom and 2 cuts coming down from the top)
3. Fold and adhere edges to form a rectangular shaped box.  See photo for cutting and folding reference.
4. Decorate the shelf with patterned paper

To create the drawers: (Do this for the 2 pieces of 5x5 cardstock)
1. Score 1.5 inches from the edges of all sides of the 5x5 cardstock
2. Cut the paper along the vertical fold only until the middle3. Fold and adhere edges together to form a square box
4. Decorate the drawers with patterned paper.
4. Insert the brad inside the button's hole and then insert the two in the middle part of the drawers. These will serve as their handles.

Fill your mini drawers with small embellishments. You can also create more shelves with boxes and stack them on top of each other. There you have it. Your very own embellishment organizer. :)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Top 10 winner!

The winner of the scenic route kit is....


We just loved your pretty pink layout and chain of hearts. Please email your address to so we can get your prize to you

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Prompt 13: Grandparents Day

Since grandparents day was just a few short days ago we thought it was fitting to honor grandparents! Your challenge is to scrap a photo of baby with a grandparent. It can be a photo of your little one with any grandparent or a photo of you with your grandchild!

Check out what the design team did:

Jen Matott

Tracey Campbell

Sara Robinson

Michelle Fowler

Melanie Harris

Ann Katrin Torenson

Brandi Pitts

Jenny Dziekan

Heather Gerritis

Maya Oren-dahan

Renee Kelso

Dani Smith

Projects are due on 9/29. We will post our 10 fabulous favorites on 9/30!

To enter just leave us a comment and add your layout to the Mr Linky below. We cant wait to see your grandparent layouts!!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Our top "top 10"

So many fabulous entries ladies! Here are our top faves from prompt 12!

Thanks so much for scrapping your baby with us this month! We will be posting the winners of both prompt 11 and prompt 12 this week. Stay tuned!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

9/08 Jenny's "Patterned paper is your friend" techniques

I like patterned paper.  There.  I said it.  Sure cardstock is pretty, but come on, now isn’t this fun?!?…

Yikes.  I have a lot of friends who look at my piles of scrappy paper and utter aloud, “ Now what in the world would I do with that?”  I think the problem some people have when looking at busy pp is that they just don’t look close enough.  When I look at a sheet of pp I see what my pink Cutterbee scissors can do with it.  The very first thing I do when I get home from the scrappy store with a bunch of new supplies is to start cutting up my paper.  See that first Sassafras paper above?  I just started cutting into it.  I looked for sections of designs I could cut out while still maintain some orderly shape.  I cut out 2 corners of flowers and mounted them on my base paper.  See here.  Take note of the upper and lower left corners.

 Next I found some more single flowers and cut them out and mounted them on popdots.  Besides my trusty Cutterbees I also NEED a plethora of popdots to add to my patterned paper creations. Like so…

I also cut out one of those cute frames from the second Sass paper.  I cut out the owl that was framed and backed it with a scrap of another Sass paper.  I used that for some of my journaling. To finish it off I used yet another busy Sass scrap and punched the butterflies.

For this next page from my archives,  I used the 3rd Sassafras paper.  Isn’t she lovely?

Insert sass vintage yummy image again

Now, that’s what I call a sheet of paper with endless possibilities.  There are so many cool elements to fussy cut.  The first thing I did was cut out the top set of rainbow rings.  But to clean up the edge I simply took a piece of pp and and pleated it and followed the curve of the  edge of the Sass paper.  Once I had it just the way I wanted it, I stitched it down.  I added a couple more pieces of paper handcut once again and popped up one of them (the frame) with another popdot.  Like so..

For yet a final design element I used another paper and hand cut the branch.  It was facing the wrong direction for my page, so I simply rotated it before I adhered it.  Rather than gluing down each single leaf and branch I only tacked down the main branch leaving the rest to kinda flutter in the breeze.  Like so…

I hope you’ve enjoyed your peek into my mind when I’m playing with my paper and glue.  Now go out and get cutting!


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Prompt 12: Top 10 list

This challenge is a super easy one. All you have to do is use a top 10 list as your journaling!

We have an amazing sponsor for this challenge. Have you checked out Thoughts2Paper?

A little about Thoughts2Paper

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Plus they have an awesome blog that is updated daily with inspiring projects, sketches and tutorials. There is a message board in the works too!

Thoughts2Paper has generous donated this SCENIC ROUTE kit for the winner of prompt 12

pic (coming soon)

Here is the layout by fabulous guest designer Pinky

 Now check out what the design team did:

by Jess Mutty

by Gracie Ann David Tan

by Sara Robinson

by Heather Gerritis

By Kelly Haugen

By Tracey Campbell

Projects are due by 9/13 We will publish our 10 fabulous favorites on 0/14 and one of those lucky ladies will win the super Scenic Route kit from the thoughts2paper store.

To enter just leave us a comment and add your layout to the Mr Linky below. We cant wait to see your little one in action!

September 1st Guest designer profile

You have without a doubt seen this scrapper around! She is not only an uber talented scrapper but an amazing seamstress as well (you should see her darling dresses) She has a kick butt blog full of awesome ideas and is always hosting fabulous giveaways. She is never afraid to get down and dirty with her scrapping. Her journaling is raw and honest, just like she is. She is known by just one name..... PINKY. Please help me in welcoming the fabulous  

Hi, I am Cristal but in the scrappy world everyone knows me as "Pinky".
I am so excited to be guest designing for Scrap That Baby.

I have 3 amazing not-so baby boys of my own. 14,8,6. 
I have been scrapping for just over 2 years now, I love scrapbooking and all crafting. 
I am blessed enough to work for Provocraft, Imaginisce, and a couple other companies. 
I run the the thought provoking Dirty Scraps blog. Most of my art is all about heart and soul.
Scrapping the inner mind and keeping it real.
But I also love to chronicle those every day moments.
I love to sew and try to every single day. All crafts have a special place in my heart.
My passion right now is making pillowcases for children with Cancer with Conkerr Cancer. I am the middle TN Coordinator it is an amazing cause. 

I am a blessed woman who lives her dream in the country of TN, with 1 husband, 3 boys, 10 chickens, 1 dog and an occasional hedge hodge. 
On an average day you will find me taking my boys to school, blogging, baking, sewing and going to my families baseball games. It's not a perfect life but it's my beautiful mess!

Challenge Blog:  Dirty Scraps