Thursday, April 30, 2009

Please help me to welcome

Lisa! Our new digi design team member! We look forward to seeing lots of beautiful LO from her in the coming months! Welcome Lisa!

My name is Lisa Newhouse and I am blessed to have 3 beautiful kids and a great husband. We live in San Antonio, TX and I am a stay at home mom.

I have been a digital scrapper for about 4 years now and a paper scrapper for 5 years before that. Like many others I got started in paper crafts by rubber stamping and making cards and it evolved from there into a full blown paper crafting addiction! I have so many supplies I could open a store with it all :-) Digital scrapping just suited me immediately because I already edited my photos and journaled within Photoshop and it was awesome to be able to do whole layouts and tweak things around until I had it just the way I would want it! The undo button is my best scrapping friend :-)

There are so many fabulous reasons to scrap digitally and I do most of my work that way but I still love to touch ribbons and such so I do some hybrid projects too. Hopefully I might be able to inspire some of you to give digital scrapping a try! It is addicting and there are a million and one ways to make your digital art amazing!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Out of your box

This challenge category is where we'll encourage you to pick something that's different for YOU! Since we all have different styles and preferences I can't make a challenge that is different for all of us, so this time you pick!
I want you to scrap in a color combination that you normally wouldn't.

Here's what the some of the dt came up with...



Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Interview Journaling

Interview someone! For this page, I want you to interview someone - anyone, your partner, child, parent, friend... pet.. I'm not picky! Interview someone and use that as your journaling!

Here's a gorgeous example from Katie

Monday, April 27, 2009

Blog Jump Scraplift

I want you to click on one of the inspiring blog links on the right, and then click on one of their links, and on one of their links etc... once you've jumped five blogs, scraplift something! Please post the link to the blog you lifted from as well as your interpretation, so we can all check it out too!

And here's a couple from the dt!

Christine ended up at Pencil Lines and lifted a version of their sketch 124.
Here's the one she lifted by Tracie

and here's her version

Cortney hopped over to Kristine Davidson's blog and lifted this adorable LO

and here's her version

Angel jumped to Creative Scrappers and found this cute LO by Carol to lift

and here's her version

Amie ended up on Kelly Goree's blog and found this beautiful LO to lift

and here's her version

Sunday, April 26, 2009


We've all got more stamps than we use it seems, so for this one let's see at least three different stamps on you project - and alpha's don't count! ;)
Digi girls use three different brushes for a stamp effect!

And some dt inspiration for you...




Saturday, April 25, 2009

We have a winner!!

Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-04-25 14:31:35 UTC

The 25th comment is...

Kelly said...

Fun Challenge. As soon as I saw this I knew I had to do it and exactly which pics to use!!
March 27, 2009 1:30 PM

Congrats Kelly!! Send me your addy and I'll get your prize in the mail asap!! Thanks to everyone for playing along :)

A Scrappy Challenge

Aren't they all scrappy challenges? Well for this one I want you to use ONLY scraps, and include a non scrappy item on your page as well - a bread tag, a receipt, a ticket stub, a piece of non scrapping paper...whatever you have laying around!

Here's a couple of examples from the dt...



And don't forget to share if you do our challenges!!

Friday, April 24, 2009


Scrap about something that you remember. It could be your parent, a smell, a toy, a trip... whatever your remember that inspires you!

And here's a few inspired LOs from the dt!




Thursday, April 23, 2009


Today let's see a LO or other project that doesn't have any patterned paper on it!

Here's what some of the dt did...




Wednesday, April 22, 2009


Draw a straight line through five squares in any direction and use what they say on a LO. You can use other items as well, but make sure to include at least one of each thing on your line.

And here's some LOs from the dt!

Erica - CS, ribbon, stickles, bling and buttons

Cortney - paper, stars, cardstock, arrow, and ribbon

Ashley - PP-Ribbon-C/S-Flowers-Journaling Tag

Day - pp, ribbon, cardstock, flowers and journaling tag

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Ok finally, sorry to leave this hanging... I have gotten a prize together and will draw it first thing Saturday morning. Every LO or project that has been linked to in a comment since the blog began gets an entry up until midnight pst on friday.

Here's the prize, and when I get time I'll poke around for some more goodies to add...

Included Is:
Milk Chocolate Chipboard Album by BG
8x8 Paper pack by CM
Coordinating sticker pack by CM
Dimensional flowers by SEI
Butter tiny alphabet stickers by MLS
5 random ribbon pieces at least 15"
30+ random buttons

Make It Sparkle!

I want to see your project shine! Gemstones, glitter, glimmer, sparkle, however, whatever, wherever, the more the merrier!!!

And here's some dt inspiration!




Monday, April 20, 2009

Tree Art

Ok this one is an homage to my love for trees. Take some inspiration from any of the following pieces of artwork and include a tree somewhere on your project - in the theme, pattern, journaling, picture, embellishments... wherever you want!

and my favorite tree - the willow...

Can't wait to see what you make!!

Sunday, April 19, 2009


This time I want you to journal in at least three different ways on the same page. It could include some note form journaling, some handwriting, strip journaling, a paragraph, a word cluster, stamping, word stickers... whatever you dream up, as long as there's three different types!

We have one adorable example today from Erica

Saturday, April 18, 2009


This beautiful sketch was designed by our own Jodie! We'd love to see your interpretation so if you do this be sure to link us in a comment!!

Here's Jodie's own versions










Wow almost everyone did this one! Great inspiration Jodie!