Monday, September 29, 2008

the winner is...

We randomly drew a winner this month as everyone's layouts were so creative!!  The lucky winner is....

Timi Mercado!!!

Timi created a double page layout...I love how she stamped the hearts and colored them in!!  Check out the other side of her layout in the gallery and make sure you read her's really sweet!!  Email us at with your mailing address so we can get your goodie box sent out to you right away.

And we also want to give a shout out to...

Rhonda Steed
Bobbi-Jo Grunwald
Ashley Schultz
Tiffany Sierens
Diane Raskob

Such fabulous work....

Thank you to everyone who has played along with us this month!!  It was so much fun seeing what you created using stamps!  You have been a huge inspiration to make sure you check out the goodie gallery to see everyone's work.

We also want to give a huge Thank you to Robyn Werlich for being such an inspiration this month!!!  Thanks for everything Robyn!!  Isn't her work just beautiful??!!

We hope everyone has a great week!

Kim and Talia :)

Friday, September 26, 2008

Only a couple more days....

"Time"  By Talia Audenart

(supplies:  patterned paper: Making Memories;  clock stamps, clock overlay, chipboard letters, ghost images, decorative tape, chipboard shapes: Heidi Swapp;  tulle, ink: other)

Tal used the clock stamps to create a border for her layout...she let them go off the page to make the images look like they are a part of the paper rather than a stamped image!!  And I love how she layered a ghost clock over a photo!

Don't forget that you only have a couple more days to submit your layouts.  Email your layouts to the (make sure you send your pictures as a jpeg) to be entered in the draw.  You won't want to miss out!!

And make sure you check out the goodie's always fun to see what everyone has created.

Kim :)

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Loving my stamps!!

Only a few more days left for the challenge this month!!  Make sure you get your submissions in before Sunday...the submissions have been really great this month.  Check them out!

I have really been enjoying my stamps this month and have been making more of an effort to get them out and use them...I used some of my favorite pictures of my son on this project.



"Accordian Mini Album"  By Kim Loewen

(supplies:  patterned paper, bling, jeweled brad, jumbo ghost clock, stamps, clear butterfly, jumbo ghost heart, clear extra shapes, file folder, colored pencils, chipboard frame, chipboard circle: Heidi Swapp;  patterned paper, stickers, chipboard frame, stamps, chipboard button: Love Elsie;  felt flower, chipboard pig:  American Crafts;  chipboard house, bingo card: Jenni Bowlin;  buttons, letter stamps: Autumn Leaves;  chipboard letters, ric rac, paper frills:Doodlebug; ribbon: Making Memories;  flower: Prima;  patterned paper: Dream Street;  tulle, jewels: other)

I loved how this album turned out and how it easily stands up on a shelf or counter.  And I am loving yellow right now!!  It's such a happy color.

Kim :)

Monday, September 22, 2008


I just couldn't resist adding these to the goodie box this month...


you only have until Sunday September 28th to submit your items to entered to win. One lucky winner will be chosen on Monday the 29th so don't miss out.

And make sure you check back this week for the last of the stamping inspiration....

Kim :)

Monday, September 15, 2008

It's Monday!

There are some really great submissions in the gallery already! If you haven't checked them out make sure you do. It's always so much fun seeing everyone's work and being inspired by all of you.

And it wouldn't be Monday without more inspiration....

"Thank You Card" By Robyn Werlich

(supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill & Stampin' Up!; Kraft Notecard: Hero Arts; Label Die-cut: Stampin' Up!; ' thank you' circle stamp: Stampin' Up!; Butterfly border stamp: Hero Arts; Polka-dot Stamp: Postmodern Design; Embossing Powder: Hero Arts; Ink: Versamark & White Stazon Ink; Scalloped Border Punch: Stampin' Up!; Paper Clip: Stampin' Up!; Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart; Other: Transparency, string, sewing)

I love this card!! The label die cut was stamped and embossed and then folded in half to make a little card on the top of the card. The clip holds it closed and opens to a little handwritten message...isn't that soooo cute???!!

Check back again soon!

Kim :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Love this!!

Here's another layout for you...

"Any Color"  By Talia Audenart
(supplies:  patterned paper: Basic Grey;  scalloped border: Doodlebug;  bling, mirror butterfly, rubons, chipboard letters, journaling spot: Heidi Swapp;  ribbon, tulle: Other)

I love how Talia stamped right on the mirror using stazon ink!!  I love the effect!!  And isn't it cute how she used the same picture in different it!!

We have so much more to share with you, so come back on Monday.  And remember you can submit up to 2 layouts to to be entered to win this months goodie box...and we'll add them in the gallery.

Kim :)

Monday, September 8, 2008

Sneak Peak And More Inspiration!

I hope everyone's had a great week!  Hard to believe that it's Monday again...which means it's time for a sneak peak of the Goodie Box...

(there are 4 little winter stamps in the tin...sorry you can't see them)

Remember to submit your layouts so you can be entered to win these fun stamps!!  (send your submissions to


we wanted to leave you with some more inspiration!!!

"Cherish"  By Kim Loewen
(supplies:  word stamps: Stampin' Up!;  transparency, circle bling, butterfly: Heidi Swapp;  patterened paper: Basic Grey;  paper frills: Doodlebug;  journaling stamp: Autumn Leaves;  stickles: Ranger Ink;  staples: Making Memories;  tulle, bling, sandpaper, black journaling pen: other)

This has been a challenge for me to stamp on my's not something I do very often and probably one of my tools that seems to be forgotten, but I love how they add a simple touch.  I think I need to start using them more often....

We have more inspiration to share with you, so make sure you check back!!

Kim :)

Monday, September 1, 2008

Challenge #11: Stamping

Welcome back...

We hope you've all had a fabulous summer and been able to relax and enjoy some nice weather. I'm sure everyone has taken a bazillion pictures from all the activities and holidays and are ready to get scrapping again...right? Hehe! We're doing things a little bit different this month and are really excited to share the changes with you.

So let's get right to it.

We are very excited to have Robyn Werlich join us this month as our Guest Goodie Girl!!! Robyn is so talented and is definitely an inspiration when it comes to stamping and scrapbooking. Her work can be seen in Scrapbooks Etc. Magazine and she creates for Autumn Leaves and Hero Arts. You can also see more of her work on her blog so make sure you check it out! We thought it would be fun for you to get to know her better....

1. Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah but I currently live in St. George, UT (southern corner of Utah).

2. Tell us a little about yourself and your family.
My husband, Ryan, and I have been married for 11 years...that seems so crazy to write! ☺ Time flies! We have three wonderful kids: Madisyn is 6 years old, Hudson is 4 and Jaxon is 7 months.

3. How long have you been scrapbooking?
I started scrapbooking a month before I had my first child, Madisyn and I was completely hooked! Seven years later and I still love this fun creative journey of scrapbooking.

4. Tell us a little about your scrapbooking style and background.
Hmmmm....scrapbooking style? I’m very linear and detailed...I’m all about the details! A few of my favorite things are fun colors, polka dots, string, stamping and the finishing process of adding all the finishing touches! ;)

5. What inspires you in your scrapbooking?
Honestly - product inspires me a lot! I will get something new and it will spark new ideas and fun things to try. Scrapbooking is a lot about the creative process for me and trying different things with products really gets me inspired.

6. What are 3 of your favorite scrapbooking products?
Tone-on-Tone polka dot paper
Butterflies - punches, chipboard, die-cuts - anything! ☺
And...I gotta add 4, stamps!!

And now for the challenge...


Create a layout using stamps. There are so many cute stamps out there so let's use them. Be creative...there's no limits with what you can do with a stamp. Use it for your title, as an embellishment, cut it out, emboss it...just get using those cute stamps. We want to see what you can do.

Here's Robyn's inspiration...

"Life" By Robyn Werlich

(supplies: Cardstock: Stampin' Up! & Bazzill; White Grid Paper: Scenic Route; Label Die-Cuts: Stampin' Up!; Large Butterfly Chipboard: K&Company; Alphabet Stamps: Purple Onion Designs; Polka-dot stamp: Post Modern Design; Flourish stamp (on green): Autumn Leaves; 'Enjoy the Journey' stamp: Hero Arts; Ink: Versamark & Stampin' Up!; Embossing Powder: Hero Arts; Ribbon, Buttons, Chipboard letters: Stampin' Up!; Large Metal Label: Basic Grey; Butterfly punch: Martha Stewart; Swiss Dot embossing folder (used on pink butterfly): Cuttlebug; Other: Sewing, string, colored pencils (used for title), staples, heart punch, brads)

I love how Robyn used stamps with cardstock to create her own pattern paper! And notice how she embossed her stamped image!! So cute. I also love how she cut her picture into a shape and stitched on her layout...very fun.

Make sure you check back later this week for more inspiration!!

And just a reminder that you can submit up to 2 layouts to (send us a jpeg of your layout and don't forget to include your first and last name). The deadline for submissions will be Sunday, September 28th and we'll announce the winner on Monday, September 29th.

We're excited to be back and look forward to being inspired by all of you!!

Kim and Tal :)