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Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Single Inspiration

Just a couple of single pages I finished and thought I'd share.  Enjoy!

Winner Announced!

Congratulations to Laura W. for receiving the most votes for last month's posted Challenge Kit!  Laura would have received this month's kit for free if she hadn't been so on top of things that she took advantage of the kit being available the last week of November.  Now she'll get the next month's kit free.  More kits were submitted this month so be sure to come in and vote!!

This is the kit they used-2 sheets of double sided patterned paper and tags by My Little Yellow Bicycle, white cardstock and ribbon.  You may still purchase this kit for only $6 and "cheat" off their homework!!  Don't forget to vote to encourage them while you're here!

Monday, November 29, 2010

November Kit Submissions

Only 1 more day to vote on October's kit submissions. 

Come in and vote and don't forget to pick up the November kit due
by tomorrow (Tuesday) along with Reduce Challenge 101. 
Or, the jump right into the new Decembers kit. 

Remember, December's kit will be the first where points will be tracked. 
Pick up your kit early to get it in on time for full point value!

Double Page Layout Kits Available

All layouts may be done in the store or taken as a kit.  Cost is $6 each or 2 for $10. 
Kits include all pieces needed to make the pictured layout with all pre-cut pieces. 
Order ahead and add $2 to any kit for it to be pre-assembled.

There is a limited supply of these kits.  When they're gone-they're gone.

Layout 1-Marmalade
 Flower Close-up for Layout 1.

Layout 2-"I Do My Own Stunts" 
Alternative tags are available for this kit.

Layout 3-An Adventure 

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Single Inspiration

I did another layout for myself.  I usually do double page layouts but every once in a while I just have a few pics.  I used a sketch from Soul-Scrappers.ning.com for this layout.  The first pic was the typical "mom has the camera out again" reaction.  Then Gabriel started to giggle and get his brother leading to the half-fake smile in the second photo.  Finally, they both smiled.  Yay!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Upcoming Off-site Crops

Clarksville Bible Church is hosting a crop to benefit their Women of the Word (WOW!) group.

This is a ever-so-casual pj crop January 7th and 8th (the weekend after the New Year.) Come Friday any time after noon and stay through Saturday at 9.  Food is not included at this crop.  It's a casua-bring-a-dish-to-pass event.  Still doorprizes and drawings throughout it's sure to be a memorable event.  More details to come....

Crop for a Cause in Greenville at the Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church to benefit the food pantry on January 28th and 29th. 

Come Friday any time after 6pm and crop the night away...and the next day until 9pm.  Meals, snacks, water, tea and coffee included along with great give-aways and other surprizes!  Register and pre-pay by January 14th to get the early bird rate of $30 and extra drawing tickets.  Late registration $35 and walk-ins are welcome until we're full.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Explorers Club

Remember that this Saturday is an Explorers Club day.  Come in any time between 10:00 and 2:00 to do a FREE! project.

Reduce Challenge

We need to get into the swing for the start of the new year when we will be keeping challenge points.  So here is the first ever Reduce Challenge...

Use a stamp you haven't used in a while.

Make a card or layout using only scraps except for the base

At least 3 buttons

At least 2 different ribbons

1 item of your choice

Remember the goal is to use up your stash of supplies so the main goal is to purchase nothing to finish!  If you don't have one of the items then exchange it for something you would like to use up and state the alternate item with your submission.

Submit your card, layout or other project by Friday, December 3rd.

December Card Class

December 2nd (Thurs.) at 12:30 or December 3rd (Fri.) at 6:30.

You will make 6 cards in this class (5 pictured here.)  $13. 
Sign up the Monday prior to any class and get $1 off.  All pieces pre-cut and provided, including envelopes. 
Don't forget to bring your favorite adhesives!

Table Top Display

My friend, Nancy, made the simplest little table display and I just had to try.  All she used is a 12x12 sheet of 2 sided paper, scraps and embellishments.  I used my Martha Stewart score board to score at 3, 6 and 9 inches and the turned the sheet and scored at 6 inches. 

I'm currently out of the score boards but have some on order.  Unlike the Scor-Pal at $39.99 retail, Martha's is only $19.99.  Of coarse at the 20% we give off retail here that's only $16.00!!

I cut 2 inches off for the tags to show, used a hole punch halfway at the top of each section to mirror the top of the tags and embellished.  The stamp set I used is the Mini Holidays 2 set from Tim Holtz.  (Retail $29.99 sold at the Garden for $24.00)  The more I use this set the more I love it.  I looked at some of the images and thought, "I'll never use that one."  I do.  I use them all!

Here are a few tags before pictures have been added. 

Used that little hole punch again to make the "make merry" tag look like a ticket. 

I plan on making these with the kids at our family Christmas.  Thought it'd be easy if I pre-made them and then let the kiddos add picures and embellishments.  They can be embellished to overflowing or left simple and either way they look festive and fun!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

New Monthly Challenge

This month's kit includes paper and tags from Little Yellow Bicycle.  The 2nd pic is the other side of the paper.  There are a limited number of kits this month so don't miss out!

For those of you who have already picked up the Challenge kit this month you have 24 more days to bring in your creation.  Be sure to check out what was brought in using last month's kit and vote.  Winner recieves a $10 store gift certificate.

Challenge points will begin the first of the year so make good habits and get those kits in on time!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

New Challenges

Scrapbook Garden Challenge Clubs

General Information
SG is now offering 3 challenges available to get your creative juices flowing.  Each challenge has its own points to earn.  You may participate in any or all of the challenges offered each month.  You may participate in any or all of the months of the year.

For the first few months the challenges will be posted in the general email.  Sometime spring 2011 challenge dates will be in the general email but specifics will be on the blog and in a separate challenge email.  If you are interested in receiving emails with challenge specifics, please email jrmnash@yahoo.com to be added to that mailing.

There are just a few general rules to keep everything running smoothly.
~All entries should be created by you and able to be posted.
~Each project should only be submitted once.
~You agree to allow submitted entries to be posted online or displayed in our store with your first name as credit.
~To get all the points for on-time submission have entry in by the last day the store is open on or before the deadline.
~General points for each entry include: 
5-entry turned in by deadline
2-entry turned in the same calendar year
Monthly Kit Challenge
What:  A kit containing everything you need to make one (1) scrapbook layout or one (1) card is available to purchase for $6.  Items included will be retailed at over $6.  Great deal already!! 

Goal:  The object is use all of the items in the kit and as few other items as possible.  Some kits won’t require other items but some may.  For example, the kit may contain multiple pieces of patterned paper but you may choose to add a solid.  Please, make something you’ll use!  Make a card or scrapbook layout.

When:  Every month for at least 5 weeks a kit is available.  For example, the February kit will be available the last full week in January and all of February.

Deadline:  Each month’s submission is due at the end of that month. 
Points:  Something new added beginning January 2011.  Points will be given for all challenges participated in. 

Points for the Kit Challenge will be issued for:
2-entry using all of the kit pieces or a part of each piece (got it? J)
1-entry using only the kit but not necessarily all of the kit
1-photos included in scrapbook layouts (layouts only)
1-title and journaling included (layouts only)
1-cards with anything on the inside or on a submitted envelope (cards only)

Prizes:  One card and one scrapbook winner will be voted on by customers for the month and win a $10 gift certificate to the store.  Remaining entries will be placed in a drawing for a chance to win next month’s kit.

Bi-Monthly Reduce Challenge
What:  A free challenge for you to use specific items in your stash.  The challenge might be for consumable items like paper or stickers or to use tools like your crop-o-dile or a punch.

Goal:  Use all of the items.  If you don’t have an item in your stash, substitute for something else and name the substitution with your submission.  The goal is to use up items you’ve been accumulating not to add to it J  (Yes, this isn’t really a help to the store’s income but we’re here to serve you and besides---it’s fun!)

When:  Twice monthly.  Email will be sent out the 1st and 15th of each month.

Deadline:  Submissions are due the 14th and last day of the month accordingly.

Points:  Points for the Reduce Challenge will be issued for:
1-point for EACH item used as challenged (total will vary monthly)
1-creative use of an item (not using is as intended)
1-photos included in scrapbook layouts (layouts only)
1-title and journaling included (layouts only)
1-cards with anything on the inside or on a submitted envelope (cards only)

Winners will be chosen by me, Roni, based on the points above.  Yes, you can slap on all the stuff and get all the points.  See, I know what you’re thinking J but then I will take the top point-getters and choose a winner based on how the items were used, originality of item, balance of entry, etc.

Prizes:  Winner will receive a prize donated by Scrapbook Garden.
Monthly Explorers Club
What:  A group interested in trying new things.  Some may not be new but you haven’t used in a while or may find a new way to use something.

Goal:  The object is to experience what else is out there and broaden your horizons paper-craftingly speaking!  Only submissions using the challenge tool or item will be accepted.  Items must be designed and created by you.  The goal is for you to feel comfortable using the item!

When:  Twice monthly we will meet for Explorers Club Art Bar.  SG will offer a FREE project for you to do using the challenge item.  You are then challenged to make your own project for entry.  This Art Bar will be for our customers who are 18 years of age or older.  If it goes well we may add a children’s art bar periodically.
Deadline:  Both of the month’s submissions are due at the end of the month.

Points:  Points for the Explorers’ Club will be issued for:
1-creative use of challenge item or tool
1-photos included in scrapbook layouts (layouts only)
1-title and journaling included (layouts only)
1-cards with anything on the inside or on a submitted envelope (cards only)

Bonus:  During the month of the challenge the challenge items will be available at an additional 10% off our already low prices.  (Most items are 20% off retail all the time!)

Another Bonus:  As long as we’re able you may purchase the Cuttlebug Machine for $55.00.  We will be using this for several challenges throughout the year.  If you do not have one the store has one available for use for free any time we aren’t holding a crop or class.

Prizes:  One card and one scrapbook winner awarded a prize each month.

Indoor Everything Sale

November 13 (Saturday) at the Saranac Elementary School from 9-12 and at the Saranac Middle School from 9-2.  Elementary is a Mom2Mom sale.  Middle School will offer a wider variety of treasures such as child and adult clothing, books, crafts, household items, toys, etc.

If you are interested in selling please come in to the store pick up a registration form.  Cost is $14 for a 10 x 10 spot with table and 2 chairs.  Only $10 for just a spot.  ? Call the store at 642-6062.

November Card Class

This month class is Stamp-a-Christmas Stack-Thursday, November 4th at 12:30 and Friday, November 5th at 6:30.  As always if you can't make the offered times you may purchase a kit to make at any time.  You will make 2 of each of the above cards for a total of 10 cards and envelopes.  Cost is only $13 or $12 if pre-paid by Monday the 1st of November.

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I was playing a bit.  Kathy is using Ranger's pitch black paint dabbers for her class at the Clarksville Bible Crop on Oct. 23rd.  I had a new Tim Holtz seasonal mask with a bat and together they made a great and simple embellishment for Batman.  The gate to Batman's lair is made using my Cricut and the Heritage cartridge and covered with Ranger's Glossy Accents.  I wasn't sure I would use Distress Stickles much but the less shiny black soot worked great for this page as "rivets" on my homemade photo corners!

I usually do 2 page layouts because I have so many pictures but lately I've been doing up some of those single pages where I don't have enough for a double spread.  It's lots of fun and I produce more but I still think I tell our story better on 2 pages.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Josiah's Baptism

Josiah asked to be baptized on his birthday.  I just couldn't resist doing this layout for my Soul Scrapper's Soul Quest Challenge.  They always have a bunch of challenges going on but for SSQ someone sends an envelope of items to everyone signed up and we all have to make a layout incorporating all the items. 

In this kit I got the arrows on a scrap of acetate, both ribbons, the paperclip, 3 square brads, 6 tiny paper flowers, 2 sheet of stickers to choose 2 from each (I used 2 arrows,  an exclamation point and the "individual results may vary" on the lower right photo), the stamped boot treads on white paper, a small tag, the clear pebbles in the upper right corner and we had to put the saying on the layout somewhere in any way we chose.

I have done 2 of these challenges so far and thoroughly enjoyed someone telling me what to do (at least in part) rather than having to create everything myself.  It's also challenging to try to use ALL the items.

The Garden has a similar monthly challenge kit.  The challenge is to use all AND only the items provided.  But of course, you'll want to create something you'll use.  Make a card or a single or double page layout of any size using the items provided.

For October's challenge you'll receive 2 sheets of patterned paper, 1 sheet of orange, 3 sheets of fall rub-ons from My Little Yellow Bicycle, 1 wire leaf, choice of another patterned paper from MLYB pad and choice of 12" of ribbon. 

Kits are available all month and due the last day of the month to be displayed at the store for the next month.  Cost is $6.  Winner, as voted by customers, receives a $10 gift certificate to Scrapbook Garden.  Another winner is then drawn from remaining entries and receives next month's kit for FREE!

New Items In

I have been having a great time playing with all the new items coming in. 
It's like a kid in a candy store with all the new Stickles colors.  I've been working on layouts for
Cricut class for the Clarksville Bible Crop on the 23rd but also squeezed in a few for my kids :)

Clarksville Bible Crop

This post is from Kathy Evans, coordinator of the Clarksville Bible Crop:

I am so excited to announce our 2nd scrapbooking retreat on Saturday, October 23rd, 2010!

We have many great gifts that we will be giving away hourly and, of course, we have our door prize! We are also bringing back our scrapbook store and our silent action.
So, if you have no use for that extra scrapbooking item and yet it is too good to throw away- we would love to have it donated to our action!

We kept the cost at a low $20 which will include your meals(lunch and supper.) Please bring your beverage. We have added some extras! For each paying guest we have designed a 12x12 lay~out page to add to your album for free! We have also decided to bring in a couple of classes to offer you. These will be offered at different times so that if you wish to attend both you may. We have a Christmas card class which will allow you to make 4 beautiful cards for $10. Three of these cards are pictured below. If you wish to make more of the cards you were taught you may purchase the paper products and use my stamps/die cuts. This class will be taught by myself, Kathy Evans.

Also we have brought in a circut class for those who are not sure how to use their machine along with all of its buttons. This class is taught by Roni Nash and will cost $10.

All funds raised on this day will go towards our church building fund. We have already begun to fill our seats so if you are planning on attending please call and RSVP. (616)374-7307 Bring a paying guest and choose a class for ½ OFF! I can not wait to see each of you! (Doors open at .)

Saturday, October 9, 2010

October Layout Class

Thursday, October 21st at 12:30.  Cost is $10.  Sign up by Oct. 18th.
~Bring your own adhesive.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Layout Class

Now that I am able to upload pictures here is a picture of Kathy's layout class for Thursday using the Tim Holtz fanciful flights die from Sizzix.
Class is Thursday, August 19th at 12:30.  Bring your favorite adhesive.  Cost is $10.  Kits are available to purchase for $8.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My First Blogspot Post

I am trying a new blog to see if I can upload pictures and move things easier.  Since the picture of the kids is showing...apparently I can.  Yay!  I'm already excited that I can change the font and size without writing code.   

Anyway, yes, this is a paper crafting blog.  I'll do more with that eventually.  I'll take some pics of projects later and upload them...