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Fun at CHA!

Yep, you guessed it, we’re at CHA in Anaheim! If you’re not sure what we’re talking about, it’s the Craft and Hobby Association Expo! I’m having so much fun – tons of super cute stuff!  I’ve already placed orders for some great new things and some old favorites………

Here’s me and my friends at Imaginisce with one of my all time favorite tools – the i-top!

cha imaginisce ….and this blog wouldn’t be complete without a photo of Madison from Fancy Pants! I’m in trouble now!

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American Crafts “Craft” Projects!

Hello everyone!  I have to tell you when I first thought of working with today’s steal, The American Crafts Craft Fair Kit, I wasn’t really quite sure what I was going to create.  I mean, super cute papers, but I’m not really a “crafty” person beyond the walls of scrapbooking.  Let’s face it…someone that buys a nice 80 stitch sewing machine for the sake of using on scrapbook pages, obviously falls a little short in the other areas of crafting.  (Don’t be alarmed…my 15 year old took a clothing class and has introduced fabric to my machine :)

I looked through the kit and saw the button paper….that’s right…b-u-t-t-o-n-s!!!  Ohhhhhhhhhhh I LOVE buttons!  No not to sew onto clothing…that’s what safety pins are for.  Buttons to use on SCRAPBOOK PAGES!  Immediately the idea popped into my head to use the cute button paper to create a cute home for my buttons!  Oh but the joy of this kit didn’t stop there.


What about a mini bandaid tin turned into a sewing kit “to-go”.  (And make sure it is fully stocked with safety pins in the even that a button DOES pop off!)


After I had my fun creating along the “crafty” lines of this kit, I couldn’t help but make a card using the city scene products.  As soon as I saw the “I Love You A Latte” flair, I knew I needed to make a card for a good friend that is a Starbucks addict!

This kit is really unlimited with potential.  I finished my crafting binge with this kit, by creating a layout of my daughter and one of the accomplishments that she made this past year.  I love how well the heart paper works with this layout cause, well, I <3 my girl!

Until next time…..craft happy!

PS – All of you Canadians out there…make SURE you check out our blog next Friday.  One of your fellow Canadians is going to be our guest designer and let me just say…she rocks my world!

“LOVE” American Crafts

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Just wanted to share some lil’ numbers that I just threw together using parts of todays kits! SO cute! Kinda makes me want to make more valentines cards! ? Kristy

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First guest designer of 2010- Robyn Weatherspoon!

Hello ScrapbookSteals friends!  I am SO excited today to be bringing to you our first of many guest designers to be featured in 2010!  When I thought about what I wanted to bring to our blogging community as far as guests go, I instantly thought of Robyn Weatherspoon. Robyn August09 1

Robyn is a mother of 2; Brittany who is 20, and Michael, 8. She’s a 5th grade teacher by day which she loves, and a scrapper by night! She’s been told that she has a way with people, because she is very friendly and a bit goofy! (I have to say that this is true!  Robyn is one of the funnest people you could ever wish to be around!)  Her favorite color is purple and she loves to drink Diet Cherry Limeade’s from Sonic! Mmmmmm good! (LOL!) She is very close with her family and loves to laugh and cook. Since her son has Autism, she does everything she can to support Autism Awareness. She lives in St. Louis, Missouri with her children.

When I asked Robyn to be our first guest designer for this year, I KNEW she would work magic with Today’s Steal: The Cosmo Cricket Papercrafting Kit.  I mean honestly, everything the girl touches is absolute perfection!  If I could have even a fraction of an ounce of the creative drive that girl possesses I’d be a happy scrapper!  I love how Robyn took this kit and made the chipboard house album into a mini album about her son.

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I love how each page incorporates a little bit about where he is in life right now.   I love how she added the die cut elements to each page, to finish off things with just the right amount of pizazz!  What a keepsake this is going to be for Michael when he is older!

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Lucky for us, not only did Robyn create this amazing album, but how about this darling card.  Isn’t it the sweetest creation ever!  I mean who wouldn’t want a cheery card like this one!

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Thank you Robyn for sharing your talents with us!  To see more of Robyn’s amazing work you can check out her crafty blog at

Pebbles ‘Chips’ Project

Hey everyone!  It’s Kristy again!  Today I am so excited to share with you a QUICK project that I did using the Pebbles “Chips”.  As soon as I saw these I honestly squealed because of the sparkle, the shapes, the colors and honestly the packaging too!  It just doesn’t get any cuter than this!  I love how so little is needed to complete a scrapbook page when using these embelishments because they do all of the work for you.  All I needed for this layout was a few photos, a tiny strip of patterned paper, a splash of ribbon, some letter stickers for my title and the the Pebbles Chips….those glorious chips!  I love how they complete the layout with such style!  (Not to mention without the worry of adding a single calorie to my thighs!)


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