Monday, November 22, 2010

Scrap the Moments Challenge #1

The first challenge is up at Scrap the Moments!

Your challenge is to create a layout using something that you find around your house on the layout. For example, a ticket stub, receipt, business card, anything like that! You can use a photo as well, as long as you have something else on your page!

For my LO, I used a flier and ticket stub from the museum event I scrapped.

I can't wait to see what you create with what you find around the house! Stop by the blog for more details on how you can win a fabulous kit from Catch the Moments Kits!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Save the date!! {SAS} Black Friday Sale

Save the date: Black Friday Sale!

Save the date, our BLACK FRIDAY & Cyber Monday SALE starts at 12:01 am November 25th and runs through midnight on November 29th! (Yes, they are kicking it off 1 day early!) There will be door buster sales on scrapbook supplies so ditch those long lines, grab a cup of hot coffee and shop early for best selection.

The first 50 customers that place an order of $25 or more from 11/25/10 through midnight PST on 11/29/10 will be entered into a raffle for a $100 Scrap Attack Scrapbooking Gift Certificate!

If you haven't already, make sure you are signed up for our newsletter so you can get advance notice of these great deals! (Our newsletter signup box is located on our homepage.)

*Sale hours listed are Pacific Standard Time (PST.)

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Calling all challenge junkies!

And yes, you know who you are!

I got the great news this week that I have been picked for the Design Team of a new challenge blog, Scrap the Moments! (you can check out the official announcement and other DT member's blogs here) I can't wait to see what challenges Devon has in store for us and to get to know my fellow DT members better!

Come join us as we get started on this fabulous challenge adventure! The first challenge will be up on Monday so stay tuned!

Monday, November 15, 2010

{SAS}sy Scrapbook University starts TONIGHT!!

Join us over at Scrap Attack Scrapbooking for another round of {SAS}sy Scrapbook University (SSU)! We are basing this SSU completely on techniques so make sure you mark your calendar for Nov. 15th because you are not going to want to miss out on these classes! :D

The first SSU class will be starting on Nov. 15th at 9:00 pm EST (6:00 PST) and with a new class posting every other night at the same time until Nov. 26th. The last class will be posted on the 26th instead of the 25th because that is Thanksgiving. Remember if you are unable to make it to the message board at the specified time - no need for you to worry. Classes (threads) will remain in the specified forum so you can catch up with them until Dec 15th. In order to receive your charm for this SSU you will have to have all your homework done and posted in the appropriate thread by midnight on Dec. 15th.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Self-realization thanks to Melody Ross

I have to say that ever since I found out about Melody Ross' Brave Girls Club, she has been my hero. The daily truths and inspiring messages always seem to say exactly what I need to hear. I am on a kick of sorts to try to figure myself out, to find the real me under all the pretending. I absolutely love Brave Girls Club and Scrapbooking From the Inside Out, which is a fabulous kit club and mb who's goal is to get you to think about you. Rachel, the owner, calls it scrap therapy, and while I haven't gotten to dive into the challenges there, I have written them down so that I can scrap the hidden pieces of me. I wonder if some of the reason I haven't started her challenges is because I am afraid of the real me. Afraid that I am exactly how I see myself maybe? Or that I I still haven't found myself and I am going to hit the big 3-0 this next year.

Reading Melody's latest blog post really brought tears to my eyes. She talks about how she sees herself when she looks in the mirror, how mean she is to her own image. And even though I see beauty when I see her photos, I know how she feels. I feel like the ugly, fat chick who looks plain and tired and stressed all the time. All I ever see is the fat and the dark circles under my eyes. And I have this mental block that I can't seem to get past. I HATE looking at myself in photos, in the mirror. When people tell me how cute I look or how good a photo looks, I smile and say thanks, but deep down don't see it, can't believe it.

I know that this isn't really scappy related, but at the same time maybe it really is. I feel like I hold back on my pages sometimes, like I don't want to expose more of myself than I have to. I know I fear rejection, I always have. And by not putting all of me into my work, I can shield myself from some criticism. My challenge to myself is to let go of that inhibition and see what direction it takes my work. I am sure that this is going to take some time and I will more than likely resort back to where I am now. Which is not bad. I don't think my current work is bad in any way, I just feel like I can make it more personal. And my other challege is to explore the Scrapbooking From the Inside Out challenges. To really think on the and at least get my feelings out.

Funny, I started this post as a kind of self-therapy session to myself and have ended it with some scrap-related challenges. For those who have read this all the way through, thanks for letting me ramble! And I promise that the next posts will be completely scrap related!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Ali Edwards December Daily Album

Have you ever done Ali Edwards' December Daily Album? It was brought up over at A Cherry On Top and being curious I clicked on the link. If you have never heard of it, it is a mini album that she does to capture the holiday season-all the little things, the thoughts, the daily grind- as well as all of the major activities. It sounds really interesting and something I'm thinking about doing.

(For full details on her blog see here)

I am so not a mini album person normally. Don't get me worng, I absolutely LOVE when others create them, or I create them as gifts, but I've never done one to keep for me. I'm thinking that I am going to use one of the 8x8 Fancy Pants albums I picked up and do the December Daily in that size. Now, I've just got to figure out the paper I want to use and get started on getting it prepped. Wish me luck as I am usually not too successful when I start projects like this!! (Although, I did manage to keep up with Project 365 this year-at least in the picture taking. I still have to scrap a lot of those photos LOL)