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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Mandi's July Design Team Layouts

Not sure if I love the cupcake decoration more, or how Mandi used one of the hottest trends in scrapbooking... stamp and punch combinations.  Mandi created a tag using a stamp, and then punched it out using the coordinating punch.  Once the tag was made, she then punched a negative space on her card so the tag could be seen from the inside of the card.  Be on the look out for these stamp and punch combinations!! 

To create the firework on her card, Mandi stitched sequins in the shape of a firework! 
So creative!!

Many of us print several photos from an event and have a difficult time deciding which ones get "cropped out" ... (at least I do anyways!).  We love the next one just as much as the first and are left wondering how do we get them all on one layout.  Mandi's double layout shows us how easy it is to collage photos and still get all those precious photos on one layout.  Here are a couple tips; eliminate matting your photos to save space.  A simple title that overlaps is a space saver too!

Thanks again Mandi for your inspiration!

Friday, July 22, 2011

POWER HOUR is here again

Here is your sneak peak

On Saturday July 23rd we will display 4 layouts at the crop that can be completed in 30 minutes or less.  Scrap-lift them and get 4 layouts done in just 2 hours!!

This layout has no cropping, no matting, one photo, and uses border punches to give it a fun and up-to-date style. Collage some embellishments and your finished in no time!  Here is your sneak peak. 

See you at the crop tomorrow!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Taraleigh's Summer Sweeties

 There is no denying Taraleigh's life is simply adorable...with those cutie kids how could it not be? I know with two little ones her life is also hectic but I LOVE that she can appreciate and embrace the simplicity of life and scrappin' too!

This pre-stitched paper was super handy for this layout. Have picture..add embellishment and you have another AMAZING Taraleigh layout! Add this to the 30 minute power hour inspiration list. Even if you don't have the pre-stitched cardstock it can be done with a sewing machine, the sew easy for a hand-stitched look, or even with a pen..doodle it on!

Ever wonder how to incorporate vintage elements?
Here Taraleigh used the $10 quarter rolls to pay homage to the year!

What is not to love about this sweet thing? And we love the layout too! I love the color choices red & brown with the natural corrugated button shapes!

The bold red patterned paper used as a strip down the side helps to balance the layout  against collage-style picture formation on the dark cardstock.

I must admit though one of my favorite elements is her journaling!

Thank you Taraleigh for staying on to continue to inspire us!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Cricut Center And Embellishment Updates

Check out what's new!

The embellishment center has been updated.  New ribbon, tags, eyelets, and MORE!  Need that something extra for your layout?  Be sure to stop by the embellishment center and check out all the new scrap-a-licious embellishments including a basket full of stamps.  Let's get inspired together!

Also new...
We've added even more cartridges to the Cricut Center.  With over 70 Cartridges available and thousands of images to choose from... the possibilities are endless!  Clouds, Banners, Butterflies, or Birds... we've got all the hottest images.

The newest cartridges that will make their appearance at the July Scrap Again Crop are Elegant Cakes and Holiday Cakes.  Who said these were for cakes?  With border punches soooo popular these days, look to these cartridges for similar diecuts.    

Need some help with the Cricut machines?  We are available at the crop to answer any questions you might have!  Mats are not provided so be sure to pick one up your local craft store (6x12 or 12x12)

Register Now for the July 23rd Crop - space is limited and filling up fast!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Having trouble leaving a comment for the contest?


I was trying to update the CONTEST post with a few of the comments we received by e-mail, and was unable to post the comments! Are you having trouble?  If so, please add your comments to this post or e-mail your comments to  and they will be entered into the CONTEST!  Don't miss your chance to win the SADT July kit.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

News about the Scrap Again Design Team... and contest too!

News about the Scrap Again Design Team
... and a contest too!

We hope you have enjoyed our Design Team the first half of 2011 as much as we have.  We have been inspired by Mandie, Marcie, and Taraleigh so much, that we asked them to stay on for another 6 months...and they have all agreed!!!   

... and to celebrate this event
we are having a CONTEST!

Let us know what your favorite work, technique, or most inspiring element from the design team has been, and you will be entered into winning a SADT July kit.  All comments on Facebook and the blog will be entered.  You can also e-mail us your comment at and we will be sure to include you in the drawing.  Drawing will take place on 07/17/2011 8:00p PST. 

Let's let our Design Team know how much they have inspired you, and how much we are looking forward to more creative ideas for the next 6 months! 

Be sure to post your comment... or you can e-mail it to us at to be entered into the drawing to win a SADT July kit.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Sneak Peak- July Design Team Kit

Love the look...

Do you love the look of stitching on layouts, but are hesitant to try?  Now you can get the stitched look without all the work and worry!!  WRMK has designed several 12x12 papers that are pre-stitched, and we've included a piece in our July kit! 


July Kit includes: WRMK pre-stitched cardstock, pattern paper WRMK (old glory), Bazzill kraft cardstock, American Craft brads, Jillibean Soup corrugated shapes, bakers twine, jute, burlap ribbon, money roll papers, and more!