Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

Kiwi Lane DT Doodle (Week 29)

If you are looking for a great sketch to work on, head over to the Kiwi Lane Blog for their new weekly sketch! Be sure to enter for your chance to win an awesome prize.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Making bows over on Scrapbooksteals.com

I am over on the Scrapbooksteals.com blog again today with a how-to on making a fun bow to add to scrapbook pages, cards, or whatever else suits your fancy.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Blog Hop Winner!

Sorry I am so late announcing the Blog Hop giveaway winner. Sickness knocked be out for a couple of days this week.

The lucky winner is #17:

Love your LOs and thanks for the great washi idea. I'm looking for ways to use it since I still am new to it. My favorite purchase? So hard to choose! Might have to be my lighted glue gun (which isn't for scrapping) but how to choose from all the other purchases of papers, tape, embellishments, etc. Love scrapbook steals.

Eunice, email me at staci.jones at gmail.com with your address and I'll get it sent out to you.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Kiwi Lane Design DT Doodles

Do you participate in the Kiwi Lane DT Doodles? If not, you really have got to check them out. The sketches are great whether you have templates or not. There is always a great $25 gift certificate they give away each week. It is really worth checking out and participating in!

Week 27 (Last week)

Week 28 (Today)

Friday, July 12, 2013

Scrapbooksteals.com 4th Birthday Blog Hop!!!

Did you know that my absolute favorite scrappy businesses is celebrating their birthday this week!?! They really know how to throw an awesome party! If you haven't checked it out head over to this fabulous post and check it out.  They are having tons of fabulous giveaways and extra steals. To top off a great week, they are having this wonderful blog hop that you are sweet enough to join me for! 

If you are a follower of Scrapbooksteals.com, you know all about their fun challenges that they love to issue. This blog hop is based on the challenges that they have issued in conjunction with Birthday week and Online Crop Party tonight. Sounds Fun, right?!

 I am always up for a good challenge so I accepted all 4 challenges.

Challenge #1

Happy 4th birthday – use 4 items

Use four items and ONLY four items for your project.

 My 5 year old is obsessed with art and crafting. I don't know where she got it from. ;)  She is daily giving me projects to hang up so I thought it would be fun to make her a place of her very own to hang her projects. The 4 items I used for this project are: 12x12 ChipDecor Square from Hobby Lobby, ink, fabric paper, and mini clothespins.  The "I love art" fabric paper was a KI Memories steal and the plain fabric paper is from American Crafts.

Challenge #2- 2009

Since we launched in 2009, do a project remembering your favorite part of the year.

It was a bit hard to pick my favorite moment from 2009 because there were so many great ones. I decided to go with the moment in September when we found out that we were having a BOY! I always dreamed of having all boys. We had two sweet girls already and I was really hoping for a boy. Because of him, I get to use all those fun boy papers, like Authentique's Loyal. It is so fun having a boy and despite my wishes for all boys, we were only blessed with one and that I am grateful for. :) (They are so different than girls!)

Challenge #3 – Favorite Vendor

Choose your favorite ScrapbookSTEALS.com vendor and create a project using their products.

Picking a favorite vendor wasn't too hard for me. :) Those who have known me for awhile or have seen me on the SS wall know of my obsession with Fancy Pants. The wonderful buyers at SS (Love you Brittany and Melodee!) are always so wonderful in getting Fancy Pants stuff for me to add to my collection. I used their wonderful Park Bench collection and Kiwi Lane Templates (another one of my favorite SS steals) to create a fun layout of the hubby and I.

Challenge #4 – Washi Fever

Create a project using everyone's newest obsession, washi tape. On this project you must use 4 different tapes (since we are celebrating our 4th birthday).

Who doesn't love washi tape?! I have more than enough washi to last me until the end of time. It is cute and addicting. I use it quite a bit on my layouts, but I wanted to try something new. I stole some of these fabulous MME Washi Tape sets awhile back and thought this was the perfect opportunity to really use them.

This is just a little 5x7 canvas covered with washi and an inspirational quote. I need something to help remind me that I have done difficult things and that I can conquer any obstacle in my way.

After you are done with the hop, be sure what you do what you need to do on the Scrapbooksteals.com's blog so that you can be enter into the prize associated with each challenge. (Participants will have until next Wednesday, midnight mountain time to post links to their entries.)

Also I would love to give away a little scrappy something for a commenter on this post. Just tell me what your favorite Scrapbooksteals steal has been. I will select a winner for this wonderful prize on Wednesday night. :)

Now keep hopping on to Charissa's blog to see what awesome project she has in store!

Cathy Caines: www.inthecatcave.com. 
Cristine Redmond: http://onescrappynovice.blogspot.com 
Venetia Holbrook: www.atomicvenetia.blogspot.com 
Cyndee Kawa: http://scrappydaylily.blogspot.com/
Heather Conklin: http://goldiecar.blogspot.com/
Van Nguyen: http://likethecar.blogspot.com 
Staci Jones: http://scrapbookingischeaperthantherapy.blogspot.com/ (HERE)
Charissa Miller: http://www.akihasmommascraps.com (NEXT STOP)
Brenda Smith: http://theimperfectscrapper.blogspot.com
Erin Colby: http://oursliceofcheese.blogspot.com 
Erica Bass: http://stampingstarlette.blogspot.com 
Kristy Lee: http://lifescrapped.blogspot.com/

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

New Winner!

Since I never heard for the winner of the Bye Google Reader drawing, I picked a new one. Commenter #4:

<3 Love your work Staci!! Totally following from GFC which connects to both Bloglovin' and Feedly!!

Heather- email me at staci.jones@gmail.com so I can get it sent out to you!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Scrapbooksteals.com Peridot Mid-Week Mojo Series

Another Mid-week Mojo Series is done at Scrapbooksteals.com. I am happy to say that I completed them all again and have completed every MWM since it started! Add those all up and you have quite a few scrapbooks filled. The sketches are great and I print them out and store them in a binder so that I can use them again and again. They also do a weekly prize drawing and are always so generous in their scrappy prizes. If you don't participate, head over to their blog every Wednesday and get started. It is a lot of fun and addicting. :)

Here are my 10 Peridot sketch interpretations:

Peridot 1
Peridot 2

Peridot 3

Peridot 4

Peridot 5

Peridot 6

Peridot 7

Peridot 8

Peridot 9

Peridot 10

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Winner, Winner

We have a winner #8

I perscribed my email and see all post on facebook as well. Love to see all of the creations

Email me at staci.jones@gmail.com with your name and address.