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Welcome Guest Designer Wendy Price!

Hello everyone! I’m so excited to be bringing you another fabulous guest designer! I have to be honest that I am in complete awe of the talents of our guest today.

Let me introduce to you Wendy Price! Wendy has more stamping talent in one of her little toes than I possess in my entire body!  It has been so much fun to see her use of today’s steal, the Fancy Pants 6×6 stamp sets.

I asked Wendy to share a little bit about herself and she first told me that she really was tempted to write,  “I’m just your boring-old mom who sneaks into her room to stamp in between stirring dinner on the stove.” LOL!  Well at least we know that she has priorities, and as far as boring goes…I’m not buying that.  Wendy lives in (snow covered, LOL!!!) New Jersey with her husband and kids. She has been stamping and scrapping for over six years now. She’s  tried a number of crafts over the years; woodburning, stained glass, embroidery, and drawing!  She finds that nothing has filled her creative soul quite like papercrafting has. She loves being able to bring all those hobbies into her cards and layouts.
She currently designs for Paper Craft Planet, CreativeXpress and Lizzie Anne Design Stamps. Through the years she has had work published in publications such as PaperCraft Mag, CARDS, Simply Handmade and Scrapbook Trends.

Now lets dive into her projects!  Like I said, I truly am enamored with people that possess such a talent with stamping!  SO exciting to see what she’s done!

I <3 this card.  Seriously, what is not to love about it.  I love the wing stamps from the Fun & Free set.  The little splash of ribbon ties everything in so  perfectly.

What about this card?  Again….simply amazing!  Here Wendy has used stamps from the Brushed Designs set.  I love the color combo on this card and the little flowers are absolutely precious.  I bet you are asking yourself “how did she do that”, cause I know I certainly did…if you want to know the answer, check out Wendy’s blog where she will give a little more info on the how to’s!

Here are two more cards that she made featuring stamps from the Brushed Designs set as well as the Little Star set.

Now if that weren’t amazing enough look how Wendy has incorporated stamping onto layouts.  True genius I tell ya…true genius!

I think this layout, ‘Pine Barrens’, has got to be one of the most stunning layouts I have ever seen which incorporates stamping as a main part of the design.  I love her use of the Little Star set to create the leaves, birdy and flowers.  It just goes to show that if you’ve got a good set of stamps all you need is a little paper and you can create a masterpiece!  No other embellishments involved!  AMAZING!

Finally, Wendy has incorporated stamps from the Fun & Free set as well as from the Little Star set to create this layout.  Again, not much more to the layout than paper and stamps, yet this layout is so striking.

I just *knew* that Wendy was the perfect one to ask to play with stamps….wouldn’t you agree?

Thank you again Wendy!  Oh and if you think about it, could you please pass a little stamping know how my way.  :)

Giveaway Winner!

Drum roll please….we have our winners!

Using random.org, our first winner is…

Comment # 2044 Colleen F

She said…

“I’ve been a fan and just suggested some friends too – love this site!”

Our second winner is…

Comment # 2171 Fran A.

She said..

“I become a fan!”

Ladies, email us your address to orders@scrapbooksteals.com and we will get your prizes sent out to you!

Thank You to all of our fans for being a part of this wonderful ScrapbookSteals.com community!  Our customers and fans are the foundation of our business and we couldn’t do any of this without you!

As always, happy stealing and happy scrapping!

4,000 Facebook Fans Giveaway!

Update: Contest is closed!

The wait is over! We promised you a giveaway when we hit 4,000 Facebook fans! Since this has taken us so long to post ,(totally my fault) we have decided to giveaway TWO prize packages! Enter to win this FANTASTIC  kit from COSMO CRICKET ! Check out ALL the pictures..yes EVERYTHING  in these pictures are included in the prize package!

Here’s how to enter:

~If you’re not our Facebook Fan yet:

It’s easy – if you’re not our fan on facebook just click here and hit ‘become a fan’. Then come back to this blog and comment that you are a fan.

~If you already ARE our fan on Facebook:

Visit our fan page and hit the “suggest to friends” button on the left; and suggest us to some friends you think will love ScrapbookSteals! Then, come back here and comment that you did.

~If Facebook isn’t your thing:

Hit the “share” button below and tell a friend about ScrapbookSteals! Then, come back here and comment that you did.

Either way you enter, you are not entered unless you comment here on the blog; that’s the only way we can know what you did to enter!

Contest ends on Tuesday, February 23rd at 9pm MST. Winner’s selected randomly through random.org. Winner’s mode of entry verified before being contacted.

Welcome Guest Designer Carol Sheetz!

Hello crafty friends!  It’s that wonderful time again when I get to introduce a new guest designer!  I tell you what, these days in particular make me giddy because I get so excited at sharing incredible talent with you!  Today is no exception!

Kind of a funny story about how I found our designer today…I was waiting in the doctors office with my kiddo that had none other than Impetigo, (yeah, I had never heard of it either), and we were waiting and waiting and waiting.  I was killing some time by looking through customer service email on my phone and what should I find, but a link to an incredibly crafty blog, by none other than Carol Sheetz.  I was so excited about her blog that I immediately emailed her and asked her if she would like to be featured as a guest designer on our ScrapbookSteals blog.  I was positively thrilled when she accepted!

I asked Carol to share a little bit about herself with us.  She writes:

I’m Carol Sheetz, and I’m a very enthusiastic paper crafter!  I love everything about my obsession.  Well, I guess some would call it a hobby!  I have a wonderful and very supportive husband, two amazing daughters, and a very spoiled dog!  I’m currently on a design team at Scrap-Friendzy, and I love sharing my creations on my blog!  One of these days, I’m going to figure out how to make a career out of what I love to do!  When you come right down to it, preserving my family’s memories is very important to me, and the fact that I enjoy doing it is just icing on the cake!  I want to thank ScrapbookSteals for letting me work with some amazing product!  This was really fun!!

Waiting for Carols debut with ScrapbookSteals has been such a long time coming, but the wait has been worth it indeed!  I love how Carols clean yet chic style truly compliments the design of today’s My Minds Eye Ooh La La collections.  The layouts that she created show how versatile each of these collections are, and I don’t know about you, but those green and yellow papers are actually making me long for dandelions!  Would these papers not be the cutest for a photo of your little ones sitting in the blossoms?  Not only are her layouts amazing, but these cards are simply stunning!  If I could have a wee fraction of an ounce of her card making talent I wouldn’t know what to do with myself!

Thank you Carol for sharing your time and talents with us!

Be sure to check out Carol’s blog where you will find a parade of amazing scrapbooking talent!

Until next time…happy scrappin’!

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Online Crop Challenge Results!

First off, I have to say HOW MUCH FUN I had at our first ever ScrapbookSteals online crop!  For those of you that don’t know what an online crop is, we all came together via our computers, chatted, created and shared what we made on our Facebook Fan Page!  I can’t believe what a success the crop was.  Well, actually I can, because if it weren’t for our wonderful customers and fans, I would have been left creating by myself and wouldn’t have been treated with such an abundance of eye candy from beginner scrapbookers and seasoned ones alike!

To start the crop off, I issued 4 different challenges.  Of course participation in the challenges was 100% voluntary, but the added fact that a prize drawing was attached to each challenge seemed to help drive the creative force!

I was honestly overwhelmed with the response to the challenges and was SO glad that Mrs. Glossers Math Goodies Random Number Generator picked the winners of our drawings, because in my mind EVERY last creation is a definite winner and now a prized piece of history for so many different families!

I know at the crop we said we would only pick one winner from each category, but yeah….I just couldn’t stop at one, so two winners it is!

Our first challenge was to create a circular themed layout.  Didn’t really matter how the task was accomplished, other than the layout must have circles of some sort.  Our first winner for the ‘You Spin Me Round’ challenge is Jennifer R.

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I love how Jennifer truly took the circle theme to heart.  I love how her title rounds the edges of the circles and the layering is wonderful!  Such a fun and soft colored layout which is making me wish it were spring…TODAY!

Our second winner for the circle challenge is Michelle B.

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I don’t think the title of Michelle’s layout could have been any more perfect, cause honestly, any of us that have ever been head over heels in love, truly knows what it feels like to be under the spell of that special someone!  I love that Michelle wasn’t afraid to crop her wedding photos, eliminating some of the distracting background, making it so that the focus of the photo was her and her hunny!

Our second challenge was to create a layout using 4 or more photos.  So often I find myself stuck in the one photo layout rut, that I created this challenge to inspire myself!  Our first winner for the ‘Gimme 4 or More’ challenge is Beth G.
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I realize that I have an incredibly soft spot in my heart for the military as I was once an Army wife.  When I saw this layout it brought tears to my eyes, to think of the sacrifice that Beth and her husband both are making for The United States. I love how Beth arranged the 4 photos and love the fact that she documented this time in her life which is surely a challenging one!

Our second winner for the 4 or more challenge is Minousha B.
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Not only did Minousha exceed the 4 photo requirement, but she came up with an incredibly fun design to display the photos!  I love how this layout is reminiscent of a patchwork quilt.  Such fun photos and surely a page that her daughter will look back on with fond memories!  I also love the color scheme that Minousha chose as it compliments the apple trees so prefectly!

Our third challenge was inspired by one of our community members Lisa M.  The challenge was to create a layout using only items that were within hands reach!  That’s right.  No getting up and grabbing for something across the room allowed!

I love that our first winner of this challenge, Melissa D., created a layout about her Grandparents 60th Wedding Anniversary.
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It always makes me smile when I see an older couple that has obviously weathered the years together, through good times and bad and still love each other.  I love how Melissa captured the essence of the evening with her paper selection.  I love the design and I love that she was able to document this wonderful occasion!

Our second winner of the ‘within reach’ challenge is Jana P.

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Honestly what is not to love about this layout?  The photo, the colors, the ribbon, the Pebble Chips?  Wow.  It just doesn’t get any cuter than this!  (Oh and what a smart girl Jana is to always keep those chips within reach!  A girl after my own heart!)

Our final challenge was to create either a layout or a Valentines card about/for that special someone in our lives.  It just so happens that both of our winners for this challenge created cards for their husbands.

Nichol R. created a lovely card that her husband is sure to love.

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I love that she shared a little glimpse with us of she and her husbands relationship.  I love the quote that she used especially!

Our final drawing winner is Kristal S.

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This Valentine card just screams cute!  The row of heart stickers and the ribbon border are perfect touches to this card!

Congrats again to all of our random drawing winners!  If you girls can send me a quick email to service (at) scrapbooksteals.com with your address then we will get a little surprise thank you sent out in the mail!  Nothing like a little more scrappy goodness to brighten your day!

So THANK YOU AGAIN to all of you that participated in our first ever on line crop!  Our next crop will be happening in March, so be sure to check back for details!

Until next time, happy scrappin’!