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March 2011 Raffle Winners – Numbers 2 And 3!

Hello Cricut lovers!

Two weeks ago I told you about the "Scrapbook Bible", my most treasured guide to making beautiful scrapbook pages in just a fraction of the time it takes most scrappers to make a page.

The same lady who wrote the "Scrapbook Bible" also came out with a guide for making unique and fun greeting cards.  I use the guide to make special cards for all the special people in my life, and they always put smiles on the faces of the special people in my life.

I highly suggest you check it out for yourself:

===> Check out the 50 Card-Making Sketches ebook here

If you didn't get the "Scrapbooking Bible" the last time around, here it is again:

===> Check out the "Scrapbooking Bible" here

And now this month's TWO Cricut cartridge winners...

Carol From Kansas!
and
Jean From Indiana!

Congrats Carol and Jean! I will be sending you an email shortly with instructions on choosing your cartridge.

If you didn't win this time around, don't fret! We have a new drawing each and every month, and once you are entered (by filling out the form in the yellow box to the right), you are eligible for each month's drawing.

Oh, and of course...

Next week will bring another new winner, so be sure to watch out for the next email!

Happy Scrapping!

Sophia

November 2010 Raffle Winner – Number 4!

Thanks for My Flickr Friends!Hi Cricut lovers!

I wanted to wish a happy holiday season to all of my loyal readers!  This is going to be the last post I write before the holidays officially begin, and I can't wait!

I love being around all of my family, so Thanksgiving really is special.

That said, I thought it would just be proper to remind you one more time to pick up those Thanksgiving cartridges:

  • Speaking of Fall Cricut cartridge: this cartridge has letters made from all the trappings of fall including leaves, pies, turkeys and more!
  • My World Cricut cartridge: the My World Cricut cartridge has a country-wide them with urban, country and historical themes. Graphics that can be used for Thanksgiving include the Plymouth Rock pilgrims and the Native Americans they meet when their ship landed.
  • Animal Kingdom Cricut cartridge: The Animal Kingdom cartridge features a plumped up turkey that is perfect for dressing up Thanksgiving decorations, cards and scrapbook pages.
  • Stretch Your Imagination Cricut cartridge: This cartridge also has a chunky turkey.

===> Click here for the "official" Thanksgiving Cricut cartridge

And now this month's third Cricut cartridge winner...

Victoria From Colorado!

Congrats Victoria! I will be sending you an email shortly with instructions on choosing your cartridge.

If you didn't win this time around, don't fret! We have a new drawing each and every month, and once you are entered (by filling out the form in the yellow box to the right), you are eligible for each month's drawing.

Oh, and of course...

Next week will bring another new winner, so be sure to watch out for the next email!

Happy Scrapping!

Sophia

November 2010 Raffle Winner – Number 3!

Hi Cricut fans!

A couple of weeks ago I told you about Provo Craft's new seasonal cartridges.  They are winter/Christmas related and are fantastic!  I've also got a cool 10% off coupon if you order your cartridges before midnight tonight (read below)...

winter-laceWinter Lace
Spread the magic of the winter season with the Winter Lace cartridge! This seasonal cartridge features unique and intricate snowflakes that can be used for any number of winter themed projects. There are also cuts for ten 3D snowflakes, which you can use to create Christmas tree ornaments, mobiles, and other winter décor!

trim-the-treeTrim the Tree
Celebrate the magic of Christmas tree decorations with the Trim the Tree cartridge! This cartridge offers a variety of ornament inspired cuts ranging from a candy cane to a wreath. You will absolutely love the sophisticated style and filigree look!

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gingerbreadGingerbread - Recreate the look of your grandmother's Christmas cookies with the Gingerbread cartridge! This seasonal cartridge is filled with gingerbread themed cuts, including snowmen, Christmas stockings, wreaths, and houses. You will adore the cute and whimsical look this cartridge has to offer.
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Use coupon code "NOVEMBER" to save 10% off your order (no minimum purchase required)! But you'd better hurry, the coupon code expires TODAY.

===> See all the great deals at Cricut-Central

And now this month's third Cricut cartridge winner...

Kay From California!

I am so excited to win the Cricut cartridge for November!!  I'm just getting started with scrapbooking and I love my Cricut.  I purchased the Cricut to use for my daughter's wedding & we ran out of time before we ran out of ideas.  We were able to finish a guestbook for the wedding and everyone loved it. I plan to make a "shower" scrapbook and a book for all the wedding photos as soon as I have a chance. I selected the Joys of the Season cartridge as my choice for the winning prize.  I look forward to receiving the cartridge so I can start working on Christmas cards & decorations.  I'm already coming up with ideas :-).  Thank you so much!!
Sincerely,
Kay Fish

Congrats Kay! I will be sending you an email shortly with instructions on choosing your cartridge.

If you didn't win this time around, don't fret! We have a new drawing each and every month, and once you are entered (by filling out the form in the yellow box to the right), you are eligible for each month's drawing.

Oh, and of course...

Next week will bring another new winner, so be sure to watch out for the next email!

Happy Scrapping!

Sophia

September 2010 Raffle Winner – Number 4!

Hello Cricut lovers!

Have you finished up all of your summer scrapbook pages? I've still got a couple more to do and then my summer scrapbook is done!

A couple of weeks ago I told you about how easy it is to do scrapbook pages with my "Scrapbook Bible", and since I know we're all the crafty type, you might be interested in another ebook by the same author. It's called "50 Card Making Sketches" and just like its predecessor, the guide provides you with card layouts that you can use for:

  • Birthday cards
  • Anniversary cards
  • Special occassions
  • Holidays
  • And more!

I know a lot of my readers are card makers too, so if that's you, you NEED to check this out:

===> See the "50 Card Making Sketches" ebook here

And now this month's Cricut cartridge winner...

Jan from Arizona!

Congrats Jan! I will be sending you an email shortly with instructions on choosing your cartridge.

If you didn't win this time around, don't fret! We have a new drawing each and every month, and once you are entered (by filling out the form in the yellow box to the right), you are eligible for each month's drawing.

Oh, and of course...

Next week will bring another new winner, so be sure to watch out for the next email!

Happy Scrapping!

Sophia

September 2010 Raffle Winner – Number 3!

Hello my scrapping senoritas!

We are now at our THIRD Cricut cartridge winner for the month of September.

10% Off Coupon

If you're in the market for some Cricut cartridges and you don't see your name below, I've got a coupon code for 10% off at Cricut-Central.com

Use coupon code "september" - Hurry, expires 10/1/10!
===> Get 10% OFF Your Entire Order at Cricut-Central.com

(No minimum purchase required. Discount does not apply to Cricut machines, Cuttlebug Machines, or Gypsy)

And now this month's Cricut cartridge winner...

Kathy from Washington!

Congrats Kathy! I will be sending you an email shortly with instructions on choosing your cartridge.

If you didn't win this time around, don't fret! We have a new drawing each and every month, and once you are entered (by filling out the form in the yellow box to the right), you are eligible for each month's drawing.

Oh, and of course...

Next week will bring another new winner, so be sure to watch out for the next email!

Happy Scrapping!

Sophia

September 2010 Raffle Winner – Number 2!

Hello Cricut aficionados!

Here we are again with the second Cricut cartridge winner of September.

Last week I mentioned my most valuable tool when creating scrapbook pages, the "Scrapbook Bible", and I was glad to see that a lot of my readers picked up copies for themselves as well. I've only received comments of thanks and gratitude for mentioning it, and for good reason - it takes the hardest part of scrapbooking and makes it easy. And everyone who sees my pages is amazed at how great they look!

===> You can grab your copy of the "Scrapbooking Bible" here

And now this month's Cricut cartridge winner...

Delora from Washington!

Congrats Delora! I will be sending you an email shortly with instructions on choosing your cartridge.

If you didn't win this time around, don't fret! We have a new drawing each and every month, and once you are entered (by filling out the form in the yellow box to the right), you are eligible for each month's drawing.

Oh, and of course...

Next week will bring another new winner, so be sure to watch out for the next email!

Happy Scrapping!

Sophia

September 2010 Raffle Winner

Hello fellow scrappers!

I sat down last night to take stock of all the memories my family has created this past summer, and boy was I surprised.  We did so many things and had so much fun doing them.  It's a summer we'll never forget.

But now that the kids are back in school it's time for me to catch up on the scrapbooks.  And I have to admit, when I saw how many pages I had to make, I had a flash of panic.  But that passed quickly when I remembered my "Scrapbooking Bible" tucked in the bookshelf.

Ever since I got the Bible, my scrapbook pages have become a source of pride, PLUS making pages has never been easier!

===> Check out the Scrapbooking Bible here

And now this month's Cricut cartridge winner...

Sharon from Texas!

Congrats Sharon! I will be sending you an email shortly with instructions on choosing your cartridge.

If you didn't win this time around, don't fret! We have a new drawing each and every month, and once you are entered (by filling out the form in the yellow box to the right), you are eligible for each month's drawing.

Oh, and of course...

Next week will bring another new winner, so be sure to watch out for the next email!

Happy Scrapping!

Sophia

What Frustrates You About Scrapping?

frustratedWe all have them...  times or issues that occur again and again when we are scrapping.

Now don't get me wrong, I think that scrapping is the best hobby in the world!  But it can get frustrating sometimes, you know?

I'm embarrassed to say that I've even put off scrapping for one reason or another!

For example, I used to have a heck of a time coming up with layouts, until my Scrapbooking Bible saved me from all the heartache.

(You can see the Scrapbooking Bible here)

What about you?

What frustrates you about scrapping?

What do you wish you could (or couldn't) do?

What would make scrapping more enjoyable for you?

What are some problems that you've had while scrapping?

Let's share our struggles, and maybe find some answers!

What's on your mind?  Type in your response below.

Sophia

February Contest Winner

The February contest for best page using the "Scrapbooking Bible" ended last week and we got some amazing submissions from all of you!

Unfortunately, there can only be one winner, and she is...

Cindy U. from Independence, Kentucky

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She created a 3rd birthday page for her grandson, Logan.

Cartridges used:
Doodlecharms

A Child's Year
Stretch Your Imagination
Plantin

For inspiration, Cindy used sketch #055 from page 16 in the "Scrapbooking Bible":

055

She sent me an email about how she was so excited to use the guide and that she finished a page faster than she thought possible!

I received my 500 Scrapbook Sketches last week and have been itching to try it out.  My previous scrapbook project was a 8 x 8  album and it took over 15 hours to do 5 pages.  I was happy with the results but who has that kind of time?

So when I read about these sketches, I got excited.

This morning I had 4 hours before I had to go to work so with only the sketchbook and photo, I thought I'd start my contest page.

START?

It was completely finished within 1 1/2 hours!

Nothing preplanned- Nothing precut - Totally from scratch!!!!!

NOW I'm REALLY excited and anxious to do some more vacation scrapbooks!

Thank you for recommending this book.  It's a great time saver and only inspires great pages!

Scrap Happy,
Cindy Unruh

I asked Cindy which cartridge she wanted, and she requested "Mickey and Friends", which she should have received by now.

Congrats Cindy!

By the way, if you haven't picked up your "Scrapbooking Bible" yet, click here.

Scrappers Unite with Scrapbooking Swap Parties

There are some great ways to reuse your leftover scraps, but there may be only so much you can do with your own before all your books start to look alike. To spice up your scrapbooks and your friendships, have some fellow scrapbookers over to share and trade leftover scraps.

Scrap swapping with your friends is also a great way to keep yourself from overbuying supplies. Maybe you need a touch of pink in a layout but don’t want to buy an entire package of card stock or ribbon. Trading with your friends is an easy way to get that small touch you’re looking for without a big price tag.

Every good party needs games, right? Why not turn scrap swapping into a game? You can create challenges to put together scrapbook layouts from various scraps that everyone brings with them. You can have everyone chip in money and get scrapping supplies for the winner or let them have first choice at what scraps they take home. Even if you don’t want to use the specific layouts you come up with, you or one of your friends might come up with a great idea you can use.

You might worry that if you all share materials, your scrapbooks will all start to look alike. But if you’re creative enough you can use the exact same things for totally different effects. It’s like two different artists sharing the same paint.

Scrap swap meets are a great place to trade extras, but you can also use them as a place to share supplies. The price tag or some reusable items like edgers, stamps and Cricut cartridges isn’t so bad if you’re all sharing what you buy.
So what if you really want to have a scrap swap meet, but you don’t have any friends who scrapbook.

Here are some great ways to meet people who share your passion and start swapping today.
Online
There are tons of great online forums on the internet where you can meet people that share your passion. If you look hard enough, you’re sure to find people in your area. If you’re worried about the people you meet online, you can arrange to have your swap meets at a neutral location like a library or local coffee shop.

Scrapbooking stores
If you’re apprehensive about meeting people on the internet, why not try your local scrapbooking store? You can ask employees if they know anyone who would be interested in scrapbooking swap meets or ask to post an ad on a bulletin board or at a register. If that’s too much effort, you can just strike up a conversation with a fellow scrapper while browsing the store.

Convert your current friends
If you can’t find anyone who loves scrapbooking, convert people who haven’t discovered this fantastic hobby. If a friend admires your scrapbooks, invite them to help you make some pages or offer to help them start their own. If you loan them supplies and advice, you’re likely to get them hooked too.

Having scrap swapping parties can help you save money, come up with great ideas and decrease the amount of trash you put into the environment, but these aren’t the best reasons to have them. Scrapping parties are a great way to spend time with your friends, share memories and embrace your creative side.