Monday, May 26, 2008

and the winner is...


We loved Lindsay's use of clear embellishments on her layout, and how she pulled together such a cute mini album using coordinating products. Very impressive! So Lindsay, email us your mailing address so we can send your goodie box out to ya....congrats, girl!

We just wanted to thank all of you for your AMAZING submissions this month! Kim and I were blown away, and we always dread having to pick just one winner when you are all so talented and supportive of the Goodie Box. We spent so much time on the phone going through each and every submission...thank you for all the time and effort each and every one of you put into your submissions...AMAZING!!

We wanted to give a quick "shout out" to the following ladies as well who submitted this month:

*Sandy Pool


*Tiffany Sierens

*Monica Ferri

Your pages caught our eye, too...keep 'em coming!

Thanks so much everyone for playing along with us this month. You guys are the best! Come back on Monday, June 2nd for yet another challenge and yet another *fun* Goodie Box...we can't wait!

See you then, and congrats again to this month's winner, Lindsay!!!

Kim and Talia :)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

just stopping by...

Hey, Girls!

We just wanted to pop in and remind you all that you have till this Sunday, May 25th to submit for this months mini-challenges! Thanks to everyone who has submitted so far...the gallery is looking awesome!

Also, we just wanted to share with you a few more of our favorite items...

I've had so many questions about what paper shelves I use in my scrapbook room, and here they are! These are awesome and they go get 'em while you can! I use mine for organizing 'em!

The American Crafts D-Ring Modern Albums...we love these! They are durable, customizable, and simple...and they come in different colors and sizes, too. Check them out!

What would scrapbooking be without idea books for motivation and inspiration? These are some of our favorites, the ones that we always reach for when we need an idea!

We hope you are all having a wonderful spring and we'll be back on Monday to announce this month's winner. See you soon!!!

Tal and Kim

Friday, May 16, 2008

day 12

We've had such a great time this month sharing some of our favorite scrapbooking products with you! And we hope you enjoyed the videos....

Here's the last one for this month....but don't worry you still have time to send us your projects!

"You + Me = Us" by Kim Loewen

(supplies: Patterened Paper, Layered embellishment stickers: American Crafts; transparency overlay: Hambly; jumbo photo corner, chipboard alphabet, rub-ons: Heidi Swapp; cardstock: Bazzill; journaling card: Making Memories; Patterened Paper: Love Elsie, Tulle, bling: other)

Featured Product:

Today's Mini Challenge:

"Use bright colors!"

This is something that's really hot for summer! Like I said in the's all the rage in home why not incorporate it into your scrapbooking? I seem to always choose the same colors when I scrapbook (blues...greens...since I have a little boy) but I have to say I was loving the bright colors and mixing it up and using colors I don't always use. See what you think...and send us a layout or project you've created by going bright!

Remember that you have until May 25th to send us a jpeg of your work...that way you're entered into the draw for this months goodie box!! You don't want to miss out on your chance to's a valued prize of over $100!!! Each person can submit up to 2 items...we'll be announcing one winner on Monday, May 26th.

And thanks again to everyone that has played along with us! Your work has been incredible and has given me some fun ideas. Keep the inspiration coming!!

Kim :)

(P.S. send your completed layouts and projects to

Thursday, May 15, 2008

day 11

I can't believe it's my last day with you already...Check out what I've done today!

"Owl Card Set" by Talia Audenart

(supplies: stamps, patterned paper: Sassafrass Lass; felt flowers: American Crafts; cardstock: Bazzill)

Featured Product:

Olivia and Pals Clear Stamp Set by Sassafrass Lass

Today's Mini Challenge:

"Create Cards using Stamped Images"

When I saw this stamp set by Sassafrass Lass, I simply couldn't resist! The owls are just too cute, and I thought they'd make some fun cards. I love using my stamps to make home-made cards for family and friends...I know you all have a TON of stamps in your stash, so break 'em out and get stamping! (and just a favorite ink to stamp with is the black Stazon Ink!)

It has been so much fun sharing ideas and projects with you this month! The gallery is looking awesome, and remember you have till the 25th to submit up to 2 layouts or projects for any of the challenges we've issued, AND we'll announce the winner of this month's goodie box on Monday, May 26th.

Come back tomorrow for our last day of the Goodie Girl Product Picks!!


Wednesday, May 14, 2008

day 10

“sweet feet" by Kim Loewen

(supplies: embossed paper: Love Elsie; mask, bling, sticker alphabet, chipboard alphabet: Heidi Swapp; bling cardstock: Bazzill; black journaling pen: American Crafts; die-cut journaling card: Jenni Bowlin; Glimmer Mist Spray: Tattered Angels)

Featured Product:

(there are so many cool colors to pick from!!)

die-cut journaling cards by Jenni Bowlin

Today's Mini Challenge:

"use an oversized photo"

I love the effect of using a large photo on a layout. It really draws you into the layout and fills up empty space. It also allows you to journal right on the photo (depending on the space available). I was able to use just one photo on my layout by using a large photo...and maybe that's something new for you! Give it a might just like it!

Remember to email a jpeg of your layout or project to so we can post it in the goodie gallery. There has been some amazing inspiration happening over there, so make sure you check it out and leave a little feedback for all the hard work!

Thanks to everyone who has played along with us!!!

Kim :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

day 9

Welcome Back!!

"Tutu" Layout by Talia Audenart

(supplies: patterned paper: My Mind's Eye, chipboard letters: Doodlebug; journaling spots: Heidi Swapp; glitters clears and large journaling spot: Making Memories)

Featured Product:

Today's Mini Challenge:

"Use a Clear Element on a Layout or Project"

I love the versatility of clear can layer 'em, stick 'em, paint 'em, sew 'em...there are so many possibilities! These ones from Making Memories are fun 'cause they are self adhesive, which makes them very easy to use. So get going on a page using something "clear"...and make sure you submit it by May the 25th to!

Thanks so much for joining me today, and we'll see you again tomorrow!!


Monday, May 12, 2008

day 8

Did everyone have a great day yesterday?? We hope you all had a great Mother's Day and were spoiled by your families! We're back with some more inspiration....

“girl's night out mini album" by Kim Loewen

(supplies: glitter jigsaw shapes: Making Memories; bling, tape, file folder, rub-on alphabets: Heidi Swapp; cardstock: Bazzill; patterened paper, jewels: My Minds Eye; acrylic stamps: Autumn Leaves; stickers: Love Elsie; black journaling pen: American Crafts; ribbon, tulle: other)

Featured Product:

(make sure you check out all the other great products at and Two Peas!)

Today's Mini Challenge:

"Use a file folder"

This was a really simple and quick way to create a mini album! It was the perfect size and looks so darn cute!! I can't wait to see what you create using a file folder...I'm in need of some more ideas since I have a big stash of these!!

Don't forget to check tomorrow for another goodie girl product pick from Tal!

Kim :)