Saturday, February 28, 2009 name is Lesley...and I'm a Product Junkie

HELLO!!! It is soooo nice to get the chance to "meet" all of you! As the title of this post says...I am a product junkie! I LOVE trying new things with my paper crafting...and often that leads to a bag full of new supplies that I have NO IDEA how to use! LOL! I do, thankfully, love to my scrapping so far has been quite an adventure! I am really looking forward to getting to know all of you and sharing some scrapping fun! Now...a little more about me, my "If the Shoe fits..." layout and my challenge:

I am: a gypsy. it is very hard to lock me into any one category. i can be very straightlaced and "locked in" on one thing, and the next day i'm off to the moon! I am a 32 year old working mom who loves her day job, but really enjoys being an "artist" at night!

Why do you scrap? it gives me an outlet for creativity. in my regular day job i don't have that much opportunity to be creative! it is also a huge stress relief! i sit and craft and let my mind wander!

Inspiration: anything and everything. SERIOUSLY! LOL! i have found inspiration in other blogs, magazines, my house, my family, museums, the newspaper...the list goes on. besides the pics of my fabulously beautiful family...patterned paper is one of the biggest inspirations for how i want to do a page.

Scrapbook Style: all over the place! i am very into vintage and distressed looks. i am a little bit of everything though!

Playlist: changes frequently. it all depends on the mood i'm in and what i am working on. "Celtic Woman" has been listened to many many times when i'm doing late night work; and it is often mixed in with some AC/DC, Billy Joel, Sir Elton, Toby Keith, TI, Rhianna, Nickelback, Def Leppard (and most 80's hair bands), The Killers, and the Foo Fighters. This also can change week to week!

Can't live without: craft wipes. I have many different types of stamps, and a good container of craft wipes will clean just about all of them. oh...and my kraft mat; because anything and everything will easily wipe off! one more sponges...the best, easiest and cheapest way to apply ink direct to paper!

Fav Color Combo: right now it's berry pink and chocolate brown

Scrapbook Trademark: distress inks. i think i use them in almost everything. i really enjoy putting ink to plain paper and playing around.

Confession: i am not a regular scrapbooker! i only do a few pages a month, most of the time i play in card making, tags, and collage. i have altered notebooks, but not much else. i also go through stages, where i will do nothing but tags or scrapbook pages for several weeks..and then all of a sudden i want to do something else!

My "If the shoe fits..." layout is based on the shoes that I wear EVERYDAY! . However...they are not the shoes that I wish I was wearing everyday! I have a fab bunch of boots that I would love to wear! However...considering the amount of time I spend on my feet during the's just not possible to wear the shoes I adore everyday! So I have included a pic of some of my boots, and the tag says what I wish I wore. If the shoe fits...I guess I would have to say I love to be comfortable...and I'm a little worn around the edges...but I hold up pretty darn well!
My challenge for all of you is to use one stamped image in as many ways as possible! I have so many stamps that I have used only once...mostly because once I create something with that image, it's hard for me to imagine another way to use the image! So...below are examples of how I used the Eiffel Tower image in many different ways. I have created 3 cards, the front cover of my mini album, the Eiffel Tower has been stamped on a transparency and then layered with other items. I would like for you to use the image of your choice in at least 3 different items.

And the prize pack for the winner of this challenge is a K&Company "kit"! Included are an 8.5x8.5 paper pack, a package of stickers, bejeweled embellishments, brads and a tag pad. All are from the "Que Sera Sera" line and I just absolutely love them! I have had to hide this prize pack out of sight because it is just too tempting for me!

Please remember to post a link to the pictures of your version of this challenge in the comments to this post! Have fun!



Hello my name is Tanisha....and I'm a scrapaholic.

It's been 8 days since my last fix! I just came back from a fabulous vacation in Orlando (Oh, so much fun)! No, seriously I literally just stepped off the plane this morning and rushed back so we could share our new blog with you!

So first things first, give kiddies to your hubbies, get your scrapping and card making and altering supplies ready to be put to use. Get for a fabulous week of challenges and prizes!!!!
Todays challenge, and rightfully so is named after our blog If The Shoe Fits....Scrap It Challenge. Okay, so take some photos or grab some that you may already have of your most fabulous shoes, now, they don't have to be your own, they could be the hubby's (though, you may rather go with your own if you have to choose). Your kids shoes make great LO's as well.
Here is a pic of the prizes you may win.

For this challenge you do not have to make a LO, you can make a card, an altered item, or whatever your scrappy heart desires! Make sure you post a link to your project so that it can be seen here on our blog. This challenge will be due NLT midnight the 8th of March.
Now about me ~
I am: A serious scrapaholic. I am seriously a top shelf scrapholic.
Why do you scrap? So that i can capture the memories of my kids. During a family move, all of my pictures of when I was a child were lost, and I don't have the opportunity to look back and reminisce.
Inspiration: I get inspiration from a lot of things: from my family, from the clothes they wear, from friends, from magazines, from day-today life.
Scrapbook Style: I don't know! I am definitely not "simple," I wouldn't classify myself in the "shabby chic" either. I would have to describe myself as eclectic. I do a lot of different things...I like to try new stuff. Maybe the best description is "cutesy out-there." (Is that a style? is now! HEEHEE!)
Fav Color Combo:
Pink and Brown! oh...and powder blue and brown too! If I could...all LO's I would create would be Pink and Brown.

Scrapbook Trademark:
hmmmmmm...I can't really say...I don't use the same things all the time...I don't really have one!

I spend way too much money...I am not always completely honest with my hubby about what I have spent. Even though it is the money I make working very hard...I am sometimes ashamed of the amount of money I spend on this hobby. Is there such a thing as a scrapbooker stuck in a working mom's body?

Playlist: Adele; Corrine Bailey; TI; Kanye West; Maroon 5; Nickelback
Can't live without: If we are talking about scrapbooking, I can't live without Opaque markers! If we are talking about life, I can't live without my husband!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Almost Time!

Can you believe it? In less than 24 hours, we will be open for business here on If the shoe fits...Scrap it!!! Thankyou all for taking the time to come and check us out!!! Right now here is a rundown of what you can expect for the next 5 days:

Sometime tomorrow (saturday!) our first design team member will introduce her fabulous self and post our first challenge! Each additional day through Wednesday, a different member of the team will do introductions and post their challenges for you. Each challenge will have a SPECTACULAR prize up for grabs!!! Prizes will be posted with each challenge for you to drool over and inpire you to get SCRAPPY!!! To submit your projects...all you have to do is leave a comment in the post for the challenge with a link to your project. You can post it whereever you want, as long as we have to link so we can ooohhh and aaahhhhh over it! If you would like, you are welcome to join our forum (click me!) and post in there! If you do this...still link to it so we don't get confused! Deadline for posting on ALL challenges is Sunday, March 8th at midnight, ET. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, March 10.

We hope that you will bear with us here as this is new and may take us a little time to master, but we are working hard to make this a fun place to visit! Hope to see TONS of awesome projects posted this week!