Online Crop….SO. MUCH. FUN. Check out here to see if you’ve won!

Oh my word.  Did you see that?  I made a little poem for the blog title.  Okay, I know I’m lame, but I did kind of giggle over that.  Maybe I need some more entertainment in my life?  Wait.  Don’t answer that.  😉

Actually I have been provided with LOTS of entertainment over the past few days with all of the amazing projects posted on our Facebook Fan Page, as a result of the challenges to our online crop.

So without further delay, I will announce the winners of our 4 challenges along with the winner of the Monday Card Madness Cards.

Challenge #1 / MWM #15: Natalie Henry

I will be the first to admit, that I wasn’t overly thrilled with how the sketch for MWM #15 turned out, but the more I saw the layouts popping up, the more I loved the sketch.  Natalies page is of no exception!  I love the Monkey room and that she created the perfect space for her little guy.  I love that she took photos and preserved the memories of what a darling room he has!  It actually kind of makes me sad that I didn’t take photos of my 4th childs bedroom while we were in a small apartment, saving for our home.  His ‘bedroom’ was a corner of the storage room.  I TRULY wish I would have taken photos to show him how great he has it now.  😉

Challenge #2: Nancy Roth

This challenge was all about numbers.  Each layout needed to include:

1  sheet of shaped paper

2  photos (no more, no less)

3  words in your title

4  chipboard embellishments and / or flowers

5 sentences in your journaling.

Nancy’s page is GORGEOUS!  I’m so inlove with her little boys and their brown eyes.  I love the way that she used her shaped paper and I love that she created on white.  A girl after my own heart!  😉

Challenge #3: Kristy MacKeen

Challenge #3 was to create a layout about something that you are thankful for.  I truly have to agree with Kristy that I am so truly thankful for family.

I love the simplicity of her layout and that without a doubt it’s clear that she is truly thankful for the blessing of family in her life.

Challenge #4: Leah Schwartz

This challenge was issued by our Rockstar Melodee.  The challenge was based around the number 4.  Each layout needed to include:

4 – Patterned Papers

4 – Brads

4 – Stickers or Rubons

4 – Ribbons

I’m actually pretty speechless with how in love I am with this layout.  At heart I am such a simple scrapper yet I LOOOOOOOOOOOOVE to see layouts that pack a punch.  I don’t think I have ever seen anything cuter than the little clothes pins, and those blue eyes…wow!  Watch.  Out.  Girls!

I decided since we are in the midst of announcing lots of winners that it would be the perfect time to announce the winner of the Monday Card Madness drawing.  Thanks to my trusty friend, Random.Org, I found our last winner for this week…Kyla Norris!

I have absolutely loved seeing the passion of card making sweep over our fans.  While I’m not much of a card maker (they challenge me), I have loved being able to offer a spring board for inspiration.

I love Kyla’s birthday card that she made.  I especially love the banner over the top of the cake.  So cute and something I never would have thought to do!


So there you have it!  If you are one of our lucky winners from this week please send us your address to orders@scrapbooksteals.com and we will get your prizes sent out to you.

Until tomorrow….when we will unveil our next fantastic guest sketch designer….enjoy your day!  <3




Scavenger Hunts are FUN! (Esepcially when accompanied by a Fancy Pants prize package worth nearly $100 retail!)

Scavenger Hunts are FUN! (Esepcially when accompanied by a Fancy Pants prize package worth nearly $100 retail!)

Let’s face it…we know how to have fun with an online crop.  The video portion is of no exception.  I mean how can it not be fun when we are being entertained by none other than Dan the Fancy Pants Man!

Dan was SO sweet to hang out with us and to provide us with amazing prizes for our crop.  He brought with him one pretty fantastic prize, which I wish I had photos of.  In short the kit retails for nearly $100.00, so we thought of a fun way to give it away.  For those girls that took the time to hang out with us on the chat we issued a ‘secret scavenger hunt’.  What they needed to find was:

10 buttons, 8 flowers, 7 brads, 3 chipboard shapes, 1 piece ricrac, 1 piece pink ribbon, 1 piece blue patterned paper, 1 piece Christmas paper, adhesive, trimmer & ink pad.

I had a blast seeing all of the entries come pouring in.  SO much fun to see the different varieties of trimmers and embellishments, however, I have to say that I’m completely jealous of the adhesive dispenser of our winner!

Congrats to our random winner HEATHER GRAY!  I know she will put to use the Fancy Pants kit to the max!

Heather, send us your address to orders@scrapbooksteals and we will get that delightful kit packed of Fancy Pants goodness sent out to you!

Be sure to check in tomorrow for the winners of the rest of the online crop challenges as well as the winners of the MCM cards!

Monday Card Madness #5

Monday Card Madness #5

I LOVE today’s steal, the Fancy Pants Rusted Sun and My Family card kits.


I’m sure that you are all like me and have days where I want to create but don’t necessarily want to have to *think* about creating.  Simply put, I want someone to give me the goods, the directions and an example of the finished project.  :)

That is where the beauty of the Fancy Pants card kits lies….it’s all at your fingertips, from the papers and embellishments, precise measurements, to a photo of the final look.

I didn’t time myself to see how long it took me to create all of the cards from the Rusted Sun kit, but it didn’t take me long.

After I had finished the cards I chose my favorite of the group to use as inspiration for this weeks card sketch.  I really liked the design of this happy birthday card.  I love the layers of different papers and the addition of the star stickers.

I decided to take the basic design of this card for this weeks sketch, adding a little embellishment to the top, right hand side of the page to complete the visual triangle of embellishments.

I then went to my stash of stuff and used the Bo Bunny pet papers to make this birthday card.

So there you have it!  MCM #5!

We have all been truly spoiled with the cards from last week.  Every week you girls just keep getting better and better and your creativity blossoms by leaps and bounds!

Don’t forget to post your card on our Facebook Fan Page, and leave a comment and a link on this blog post to be eligible to win a random drawing for all of the cards that I make this month…and perhaps a little something extra as well!

Stay tuned the the blog tomorrow afternoon for the announcement of the winners from our on line crop as well as the winner of the cards from MCM 1 – 4!

As always…happy scrappin’!

Online Crop Challenge #4: 4 is the Magic Number

Online Crop Challenge #4: 4 is the Magic Number

This layout will be surrounded by 4’s.  Your layout must include:

4 – Patterned Papers

4 – Brads

4 – Stickers or Rubons

4 – Ribbons

And just for fun you can add 4 of whatever else you’d like!  Photos, chipboard, flowers, gems, …..you name it!

Post your layout to our Facebook Fan Page, or other online source such as a blog, by Monday, November 1st at Midnight,then leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your creation to be elligible for a chance to win the drawing for a little scrappy goodness.

Online Crop Challenge #3: I’m thankful for….

Online Crop Challenge #3: I’m thankful for….

With the month of Thanksgiving soon approaching and the month of the Canadian Thanksgiving drawing to a close, lets see a layout featuring something that you are thankful for.  It could be your husband, your children, your home or even the fact that you can get a Diet Coke at the gas station on the corner.  Whatever it is, be it big or small, show us what you’re thankful for right now.

Post your layout to our Facebook Fan Page , or other online source such as a blog, by Monday, November 1st at Midnight,then leave a comment on this blog post with the link to your creation to be elligible for a chance to win the drawing for a little scrappy goodness.