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We have our 3rd Online Crop Winners and W.O.W…..they are fantastic!

I don’t know about you, but Melodee and I had a record insanely crazy, fun day last Friday with our all day Steal-A-Thon followed in the evening by our 3rd on line crop.  Honestly.  I’m still grinning from the good times.  For those of you that were able to join us, I think that you will have to agree that spending time chatting with friends and pretending that we were all being massively productive scrapping during the crop was time well spent!

I have been treated to absolute eye candy, being able to take the time to look at all of the layouts posted on our Facebook Fan Page, as well as the layouts linked to other blogs.  I love being able to issue challenges and to see how our fans interpret the task and make it their own.

My first challenge for this crop was to create a layout or card that was birthday themed.  My little missy turned 9 yesterday so I’ve totally had birthday on the brain.  The sad part is, as much as I adore scrapping, I do not adore creating birthday projects so I was thrilled to see what everyone created.

I especially love the card that the winner of our birthday challenge created.  I found this card on the blog of Tanya S., and boy is this not prefection?  I tell you what!  I love how she incorporated everything into such a fantastic card for a 9 year old boy!

My second challenge was issued to create a layout about something summery.  Here in Utah the mere idea of spring alone has been teasing us (we built a snow man yesterday…I kid you not!).  I love the sun.  I love warmth and I was hoping that seeing layouts of summer would help warm me up!  Sure enough, our winner Heather G., created a fantastic layout about her cruise with her hunny.  Yeah.  Not only jealous about being somewhere warm….but VACATION?  I’m green!

I’m seriously into pink and orange right now.  Every time I go to the store, I’m so drawn to those colors.  Maybe it’s the fact that I’m still freezing?  I don’t know.  Orange and pink are just such happy, bright, inviting colors so I issued a challenge to create something using either/or pink and orange.

I adore how Kendra K. used the colors on her layout.  The design is amazing and the splash of lime green.  BE STILL MY HEART!  (My other favorite color!)

My final challenge was to create a layout using the title of a song or lyrics from a song as part of the title or journaling on a layout.  Summer V. could not have done a more amazing job.  Such a sweet tribute to her little man.

I also couldn’t resist awarding one more prize to one of our fans that created her very FIRST scrapbook page for our crop challenges.  Jennifer A, I’m telling you…you have an incredibly bright future!  I’m seriously in awe of this first scrapbook layout, and what a darling idea to do a page about….CLOTHES!  I <3 it!

We also had some pre-crop challenges, where the winners were announced during our live video chat.  (Video chat = you get to watch me be a dork for an hour, fun!  You really should join us next time if you weren’t able to this time!)

One challenge was to do a scraplift of one of my layouts that I posted on a former blog entry. Cyndee K’s was our winner and I love her layout ‘Love 2 Cheese’ that she made using a lift of my ‘Love 2 Run’ layout.  What a cutie!  I also love that she was there for the announcement during our video chat.  Just as cute as her daughter!  :)

Our final pre-crop challenge was to somehow use ribbon on a layout.  I think you will agree with me that Staci J., came up with a very unique concept, using ribbon as photo corners.

I just wanted to thank you all for participating in our crop.  I know I have expressed to many of you before, that I’m certain that I have the best job in the world.  I love sharing  ideas with you and I love that you get to share with me too!

So there you have it!  There are our winners.  Please send me an email to orders@scrapbooksteals.com with your address and we will get a crop prize sent out to you.  Well….except you Cyndee, since we squared you away during the crop!

Until next time….happy scrappin’!

So who is ready to create? Here are your challenges for tonights on line crop!

Can you believe it’s that time again?  Time for another fantastic ScrapbookSteals online crop, complete with chat, video chat and challenges.  For those that have joined us before you know that our crops are also filled with lots of friendship and fun!

Our crop tonight will officially start at 6PM MST.  Our video chat will happen around 8PM MST where you can slam me with any questions that you have on how to’s or what have you!

Don’t forget that our challenges come complete with PRIZES. Yes….did I mention that our crops are fantastic fun……PRI-ZES.  Saweet!

Here are your challenges for tonights crop.

1: Birthday Bliss!  I guess I have birthday on the brain as we will be having a birthday party tomorrow for my sweet little soon to be 9 year old.  Don’t tell her that I haven’t had a speck of time to get anything ready for it.  But mom’s are super-hero’s right?  It will all work out.  So what I want to see is either a birthday card or better yet a birthday layout.  It can be celebrating your own birthday, your child’s or even the day that you brought your wee one into the world.

2: Sizzlin’ Summer!  Can you believe that summer is almost upon us?  I really don’t believe it since our spring has been so FREEZING COLD mild.  However, the kids have a mere 5 days of school left which has gotten me thinking WHAT ON EARTH WILL I DO WITH THEM, ice cream, popcicles, sprinklers, swimming….lots of fun!  Lets see your layouts that are summer related.

3: Quote it.  I’m kind of on a massive music kick right now, enjoying lots of my favorites from the 70’s and 80’s.  Often times I will be listening to a song and it makes me think about creating a layout.  Show me a layout with part of a song as the title or as your journaling.

4: Orange or Pink, Orange or Pink!  I admit it.  I’m a freak for orange and pink.  I’m so drawn to the happy, cheerful colors.  I want to see what you can create with primarily the colors orange and/or pink.

You will have until Monday at midnight to post your creations to our Facebook Fan page.  Or if you prefer not to Facebook, you can host them anywhere on line.  Just be sure to leave a comment on this thread stating where your creation is posted and which challenge you completed. Winners to the challenges will be posted here on the blog next Wednesday.

I can’t wait until tonight.  Sending all of you the happy, scrappy, massive mojo-jojo drive!

Who wants a Steal-A-Thon….raise your hand and shout ‘ME!!’

Ok all, you asked for it and Tomorrow is going to be one Steal after another! We like to call it Scrapbooksteals Steal-a-thon! Here’s how it will work: Every hour starting at 9 am MST through 5 pm MST there will be a new steal posted. Think you can plan your day around that? Well you can but you may miss out. When items sell out, new items will be posted. You definitely want to stay tuned all day. This is the best time to pick up some of your old favorites as well as new Steals. Don’t miss the fun, see you tomorrow!

Details (aka small print): Shipping will be the same as normal. Each steal will be charged shipping the way it usually is: Flat Rate $5.00 US and $8.00 Canada. We can not guarantee that items will be in stock as we don’t know how fast things will sell out. Your order may be canceled but we hope that won’t happen very often. We will also post all of the items on our Facebook Fan Page as we post them!

ColorBox Stylus Tip Kit

What’s that you ask?  A stylus tip whozitwhat?  Well my friends….let me tell ya about the ColorBox Stylus tips. These little numbers are one crazy fun way to add some punch to your projects!  At first when I saw the stylus tips I was a little stumped.  No.  Make that I was a lot stumped.  I then opened up the package and read the instructions and once I understood the concept and process the creative possibilities came flooding in!  How about stamping raw chipboard to add a little design and color, or adding decorative blocks to a layout, or why not even use the ENTIRE DESIGN PAD as a stamp!  Once the ideas came flowing I immediately sat down and sketched out 3 layout ideas where I could put put the stylus tips to use! Too bad I was only able to complete 2 of them!

So you say you’re still  confused?  No worries.  Since my husband is a fantastic videographer, I begged him to create a quick little video demonstrating how to use the ColorBox stylus tips. (Thank you hunny! <3 )

Doesn’t that help just a little bit?  See!  I told you these were fun. :)

I loved how easy it was to add a splash of design and color to some raw chipboard stars.

Even though this particular design pad offers limitless choices to mold your stylus tips into,

I thought the entire pad looked like such a perfect embellishment for a layout about my son at our friends pool.

As soon as I saw the brick looking design on this rubber design pad,

I knew I had to incorporate it somehow into a layout about my latest passion, rock wall climbing.  I love how it just adds a little bit of texture and also keeps to the theme of my photos.

I also love how this design pad offers such cute flowers and animals, and the fact that when you use the stylus tip they will stamp your projects as a negative image which is pretty cool! Too bad I ran out of time to play with them, but I can guarantee you I will!

I’m telling ya.  If you are looking for something fun, refreshing and new to add to your scrapbook collection, the Colorbox Stylus tip kit is the way to go!

Happy scrappin!

We have a winner! :)

Wow!  What a treat it was to watch all of the comments come flooding in regarding Lisa Macks amazing creations using the American Crafts glitter cardstock.  I have to say that while we all agree that each of her creations were positively stunning, there was just something about that wreath that screamed fantastic!

In fact, I was so thrilled to see that one of our wonderful customers took Lisa’s inspiration to heart.  Quite literally.  Look at the amazing wreath that our friend Natalie O. posted on our Facebook Fan Page using the glitter papers and Lisa’s flower wreath as inspiration.

Thank you again Lisa for sharing your amazing talents with us and inspiring us in so many ways.

And as our way of saying thank you, we want to congratulate Keltie on being the winner of our random drawing.  Keltie’s comment was so true, regarding the fact that a little bling doesn’t always necessarily have to be for girls!  She wrote:

I really like the soccer pages she did for her son. Admittedly, when I see or hear about glitter paper I immediately write it off as a product geared for girly pages. Her layout really showed me how you can use glitter paper in a gender neutral and even masculine way.

Keltie, THANK YOU!  Please be sure to send us your address at orders@scrapbooksteals.com.  We will then get this yummy collection of American Craft Thickers sent out to you, which will most definitely make your boy pages just a little more fantastic!  (Well, except maybe the pink ones, but the kids these day say that pink is the new boy color, right?)

Be sure to check back in tomorrow for something most definitely new and unique to ScrapbookSteals!

Happy Scrappin’