Happy (Inter)National Scrapbook Day!

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Are you getting your scrap on today?

Did you even know there WAS such a thing as National (or should I say, INTERnational) Scrapbook Day?


I thought I’d pop on here this morning to give you a bit of a round up of some places you can go and participate in challenges, get inspired, download freebies, and generally immerse yourself in all things scrapbook related.


1. Scrapbook.com

Basically, you sign up for one of their FREE classes, upload a project created from the content within to the class Gallery, link at least 3 products and you are entered! Win, win! You learn something new AND maybe win a gift card to buy some new product!

2. Studio Calico

They are hosting challenges all day on their blog, in their member only chat room and even on their Facebook Page. There are all sorts of prizes too. Click on the photo to be taken to the blog post introducing everything and then follow the links from their for the specific challenges.

3. Big Picture Classes

No surprise that Big Picture is offering a line up of classes today, each with their own challenges. On their Facebook and Instagram pages they are also hosting giveaways so be sure to follow them there too. **You do need to “buy” this class to participate in all the challenges but don’t worry, it’s FREE.

4. Simple Stories

They have a FREE 7 page download of printables that coordinate with their new Summer Vibes line, a coupon code for 50% their digital store and links to their 4 latest releases which you can win by leaving comments on the release blog posts. I LOVE Simple Stories so will be grabbing that download for sure!

5. American Crafts

They’ve got a Blog Hop going on today featuring some of the top designers in the Industry today. The hop also reveals some new product sneak peeks and challenges too. If you are just looking for inspiration, I’d go here first!

Okay, that’s my short and sweet round up! Have a blast today. Hope you get time to be creative!!

Don’t forget about our very own (Inter)National Scrapbook Bundle packed full of downloads, printables, tips, tricks, techniques, classes, videos and much more. The sale ends today at Midnight EST. The bundle is $29.99 for over $180 worth of content so don’t miss out!

Now go and get your craft on!

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Celebrate Memory Keeping with our New Bundle!

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Did you know that (inter)National Scrapbook Day is THIS SATURDAY?!

Your friends at Scrapbook Bundles (who brought you the Creative Christmas Bundle) have been working feverishly behind the scenes to bring you something designed to celebrate all things Scrapbooking!

I am very excited to be sharing some sneaks today from the new bundle from Scrapbook Bundles.

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Ombre Butterfly Birthday card by Alison Day Designs

Make It Monday – Use Those Scraps!

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Make it Monday - pinkWelcome to another Make It Monday post. It’s been awhile! Did you miss me?
(Just kidding!)

You may have arrived from Karen’s site where she is sharing her Creative Live experience for four Mixed media classes.

Today I wanted to share one of my strategies for dealing with scraps.

You know what I’m talking about, right? All those off-cuts at the side of your paper trimmer. All those bits of card stock with words cut out of them after you’ve cut out your title with your Silhouette. We’ve all got them, but I bet we treat them differently. There are probably as many solutions as there are scrapbookers!

What’s yours? Love to hear it in the comments or on my Facebook Page.

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Marley's Thank You photo on Flip Flop holder

Birthday Season – Round 1 Part 3

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It’s been a couple weeks since the mayhem that was Marley’s 11th Hawaiian Birthday party. I think I’ve recovered! 16 girls on one house is very loud!!

To continue with the theme of the party – and because I had a ton of flowers left over – I created a little picture frame for the group shot I took during the party. Marley used the back to write a personal thank you note to each of her guests.

Marley's Hawaiian Thank You Photo Gift

Included in each goody bag (and also what prompted the idea in the first place) were these cute little place card holders I found at Pier1 Imports in their Clearance section.

Flip Flop place card holders from Pier1

They came in 4 different colours. Cute, right?

This is what it looks like all together.

Marley's Thank You photo on Flip Flop holder

Now that Marley’s birthday is officially celebrated and over with I can turn my attention to the next one … sigh.

Come back tomorrow for more birthday ideas.

Hawaiian Lei party bags

Birthday Season – Round 1 Part 2

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Welcome to another Make It Monday!

Make it Monday - March

You may be coming here from Lisa’s site where she is Springing forward with a fun handmade embellishment. If you are starting here then at the end of this post I will have a link to another site where you can continue your journey until you circle back to Lisa.

A couple weeks ago I shared how I like to use my Silhouette Cameo to create custom birthday party invitations and decor – you can see that post here. Today I want to share my best party tips and some photos from my eldest’s Hawaiian themed party. Continue reading »