Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Another FREE spot being given away!!!

Margie Romney-Aslett is giving away a spot to the Scrap ETC event!! Her blog is so cute....
I can't wait to hang out with her. She has such a contagious, fun personality! I want to follow her around the world!! She is always traveling somewhere, teaching a fabulous class. We are going to have so much fun in Atlanta!! Come on....don't you want to win?

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A peek into Melodee Langworthy

How long have you been scrapbooking?
7 years

What was your first venture into the crafting world?
I still have my very first scrapbook I made at the age of 10. It is a beautiful old green album filled with drawings, birthday cards, photos and clippings.

First crafty claim to fame?
Sold several oil painting as a young adult.

Favorite type of project? mini album, layout, card, altered?
I am totally a altered mini album type of girl :)

Favorite type of embellishment?
Little bits of stickers with words on them have to be my favorite embellishment.

Tool you can't live without?
Clear Stamps!

If you want to see some of the fabulous thing Melodee has been working on - check her out here. I can't wait to see some sneak peeks of her project for Wishful Thinking!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

A little info about Jessica Sprague!

How long have you been scrapbooking?

Paper since the summer of 2004. Digi since late 2005.

What was your first venture into the crafting world?
I used to be a fairly decent seamstress, and with my grandma's help I made my own dress for Junior Homecoming in high school :)

First crafty claim to fame?
Learning how to use non-left handed scissors in 2nd grade.

Favorite type of project? mini album, layout, card, altered?
I love making all kinds of paper crafting projects. Probably decor, mini albums, and layouts are my favorite!

Favorite type of embellishment?
Chipboard. I own an embarrassing number of letters and shapes.

Tool you can't live without?
My Epson R1900 printer, and Photoshop. Oh, and the internet of course. ;)

You can learn more about Jessica here! Keep checking back here for more!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A little secret!!

Okay, I think I know something. Something that hasn't been said here. Or anywhere I think. So, do you want to know?

I can't tell - but it has to do with the last night of the event and the closing ceremony!

OH WOW - it's going to be great!! Any guesses?

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

A little info about Jenni Bowlin

PLUS another free spot giveaway!

Go check out Jenni's blog here and leave a comment between now and twelve noon on Friday, Feb. 13th to win a spot at the Event!

How long have you been scrapbooking? 10 years
What was your first venture into the crafting world? I used to create greeting cards when I was a little girl and sell them at the side of the road in my neighborhood!
First crafty claim to fame? I guess winning the Creating Keepsakes “Hall of Fame” contest way back when. That seems to be when it all started!
Favorite type of project? mini album, layout, card, altered? Altered – everything I do still has a story to tell (and usually a photograph) but I love the unusual.
Favorite type of embellishment? buttons
Tool you can't live without? My Duck brand tape runner and my pinking shears (okay that’s 2)!

Monday, February 9, 2009

A whole lot of SWAPPIN' going on at Scrap Etc.'s WISHFUL THINKING

Hey Everyone!

Have you been to a Scrap Etc. Event before? Have you played along with swaps? Well, if you have - you know it's so much fun! And if you haven't - here's your chance!


We have one swap already open and we're still taking sign ups there - you can see the info HERE.


If you are interested in a different kind of swap, feel free to go ahead and post it. Each swap just needs to have some guidelines and a plan. THAT'S IT!! Usually, when setting up a swap I just post some quick guidelines (like what is required, a theme, if there is a specific size or specific information needed, how many people can sign up, a cut off date for sign ups, etc), and then wait for people to sign up. As you get closer to the date of the event, come up with a plan for the actual swap. I've done a few where we met up at different times during the event and some where we mail things to one person and they send them all back out. If you go the second route - be sure to give enough time for everyone to send in and you to mail back out. And don't forget to take into consideration postage costs.

As we got closer to the event, I'm sure we'll be able to give you some ideas on the schedule and you can set up times to swap.

Swapping is so much fun - you get to meet people in real life, that you've been chatting with online and you get a little bit of inspiration from each person!! So, come on over to the message board forum of the Scrap Etc. site and check out what's going on. Join a swap, start a swap - makes some friends.

Hope I see you there!!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Plugging away in our Event "workshop!"

We've been working on Scrap ETC event stuff!! You need to check all the teachers the next week they are all going to give away a space to the event!!! Wow, can you believe that? You need to be checking the event blog to see all the info on what's going on. We have so many crazy fabulous sponsors! I think if you go here you will be in on the first of the spots that are being given away! Tell Gretchen why you think you deserve a space and she just might give you one!
If you've been to our events in the past, you know how great they are!
If you have never been, you've probably heard how great they are!
If you don't win a space, you should sign up and join us!
This year is going to be incredible!
1. The price is lower than last year.
2. We are adding the digital element.
(don't let that intimidate you, it's just going to get your feet wet!)
3. There will be CROP time!!
4. Lot's of additional projects in the Artist's Workshop!
5. The hotel is beautiful!
6. It's in HOTlanta
7. There is lots of great shopping within walking distance.
(I don't recommend walking! You might get runover. There is a shuttle to the mall!!)
8. It's National Scrapbook Day!!
9. So many doorprizes to win!
10. Party Favors for everyone!!!
17. The Scrap ETC on-site store
18. Our fantastic volunteers pampering you with love!
19. Going home with 6 incredible projects!
20. Learning from some of the best in the industry!
Ok, that's what I could come up with in just a few minutes. I know there are many, many more reasons that you should come! So, try to win a spot and if you don't get one......just sign won't regret it!

Saturday, February 7, 2009

A little hint from Jessica Sprague

Jessica mentioned this on her blog- I thought I'd share it here with you!

Hybrid Class + (secret surprises…)

This will be the first non-CKU large event I’ve been to, and I’m totally stoked to mix up the digi and the paper in new ways! You’ll have a video-based hybrid assignment to do before you come to class, and we’ll complete the project at the event.

The Scrap Etc. event is sponsored by the Scrap Etc. store, and is one of the must-attend events each year.

Registration for this event is open, so if it’s in the cards for you, check it out.

Friday, February 6, 2009

A little info about Gretchen H. McElveen

How long have you been scrapbooking? I started after I got married so about 6 years.

What was your first venture into the crafting world?
Uh, summer camp?? This is a hard question to answer because I feel like I have always been doing crafty things from making potholders and friendship bracelets as a child to making posters for the sorority house in college. My crafty obsession now just happens to be scrapbooking!

First crafty claim to fame?
I won a drawing contest in the 5th grade. I cannot remember the exact rules of the contest but my picture had something to do with Smokey the Bear and preventing forest fires. I won 1st place and I got my picture in the paper and everything!

Favorite type of project? mini album, layout, card, altered?
Layouts for sure!

Favorite type of embellishment?

Tool you can't live without?
My Cutterbee scissors!

You can follow Gretchen's blog here: WARNING!
You can check out Gretchen's style here: Gallery

Gretchen is also a designer for Scrap Etc. , My Little Shoebox, KI Memories, and is a Memory Maker Master for 2008-2009!

We'll be seeing sneak peeks for Gretchen's class very soon!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Win a FREE spot to the Scrap Etc. Event in Atlanta!!!

Go to Gretchen's blog, leave a comment, and wait 'til Tuesday when she draws a name!

If you're not one of the lucky winners this time, make sure to keep checking the Scrap Etc. Event blog for more giveaways (oh, just go ahead and add it to your google reader!)... I happen to know that this isn't the only spot that's going to be given away! ;)

A little info about Margie Romney Aslett

How long have you been scrapbooking? 22 years...
What was your first venture into the crafting world? Worked for Bazzill Basics, did a few books with them!
First crafty claim to fame? "Card Crazy," a book I did with Deluxe Designs!
Favorite type of project? mini album, layout, card, altered? I am a mini album girl! Love that it gets done!
Favorite type of embellishment? Flowers, buttons ETC...LOVE it all!
Tool you can't live without? My Slice!

You can check out Margie's blog here: I'm Just a Girl
You can get a feel for her style by looking here: Gallery
OR by watching the Making Memories blog here: Making Memories

We'll be getting sneak peeks soon from Margie of her project for the Scrap Etc. Event Wishful Thinking class!