Thursday, July 23, 2009

Introducting My ScrapTopia (TaDa Creative Studios)!

When the ladies at TaDa Creative Studios were describing to me what they had in mind for My ScrapTopia, I felt that they were designing this product with me in mind...wishful thinking! HA! BUT I just LOVE this idea!!! It's lightweight, it closes and it can be connected to make a village!! How cool is this?!

We had these made up for CHA so if you are attending CHA, please stop by their booth #738 and see this in person!

Dream. Build. Play.

My Scraptopia is a chipboard house frame that can be covered with patterned paper or painted to create any virtual space you can dream! Designed to keep kids busy while Mom scraps, the little ones will love building their very own room, shop, or even a town! And it can all be done with Mom’s scrap leftovers, or papers of their choosing. These chipboard structures can be hinged together to create an entire scrap street or backed up to one another, creating an even larger house with a pass-thru doorway. It’s a sure bet Mom may even want her own!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


I love that name! LOL!!

Well, I'm packing up my samples to be shipped to the lovely ladies @ TaDa Creative Studios for the CHA (Craft & Hobby Association trade show) in Orlando FL. This year, it's different like the location (not in Chicago...sad face!), the format (tacking on a consumer show afterwards) and some of my friends will not be attending (LSS owners & some of my favorite designers COUGHTERESACOLLINSCOUGH!!). I won't be there BUT that's OK...I have lived in the South (GA) and I know how humid it gets there...thanks but not for me (sorry Floridians!).

So here's one of my last minute projects that I did on a whim...kinda like how it turned out so I may stick it in the FedEx package to TaDa! LOL!! Can you tell...I'm on a Spellbinders kick! Love how the stacking and slight shifting of the Nested die templates make a whole lot of difference!

I used TaDa Creative Studios' Abode A La Mode Collection's Hoop Dee Doo paper (AB09104), Spellbinders S4- 191 Dahlia & Tag (retired), Core'dinations cardstock, Stampin Up stamp (gift) & ink, Our Craft Lounge stamp (With Love), Ranger Ink's Glossy Accents and EK Success' Foam Tape.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

CHA Summer 09 Blog Frenzy is HERE!!!

Well, Spellbinders has done it again! You thought the Blog Frenzy on their Pendants Die Templates were great....this is even BETTER!! The prizes are progressive (meaning Day One prize is included in Day Two's, Day Two's prize is included in Day Three, etc.) and it keeps going until the 22nd! Hope I last that long! LOL!!

Anyways, here are the details listed below along with the schedule:

Each day you will be introduced to our latest and greatest Spellbinders Die Templates. Enter to win by sending an email to the address listed in the blog. Daily winners will be chosen randomly from eligible entries. But wait, there’s more!

This time the prize is progressive! On Day 1, we give away the Day 1 release. On Day 2 we give away the Day 1 and Day 2 releases! The prizes grow each and every day for 14 days!! By entering each day from each blog, you become eligible to win the Grand Prize… COMPLETE set of CHA Summer 2009 Die Templates and Impressabilities releases, a total of 29 products with a retail value of more than $560.00!!

Check out this line up of talented Designers on the dates noted and then enter for your chance to win:

7/9 Debbie Olson

7/10 Michelle Wooderson

7/11 Karen Hunsaker

7//12 Kazan Clark

7/13 Linda Duke

7/14 Heidi Blankenship

7/15 Kimberly Crawford

7/16 Julie Overby

7/17 Sherry Cheever

7/18 Debbie Seyer

7/19 Lesa Rapp

7/20 Becca Feeken

7/21 Jennifer Davis

7/22 Keri Lee Sereika

Remember to stop here each day as we will introduce our featured Designer and provide a link to her blog. Subscribe to the Spellbinders Blog here to get the daily posts emailed to you, and don’t miss out on a single thing!

See the entire line of Spellbinders products on the Spellbinders’ website.

Official Rules
Any participant wishing to be included in the daily drawing for the Spellbinders CHA Blog Frenzy give-away must adhere to all of the following rules. We are happy to welcome US and international blog guests for this Frenzy.

To enter each drawing on sneak peeks between July 9 and July 22, visit the reveal blog and click on the contest link to reveal an e-mail window. In the subject line of the e-mail, enter the die template name being revealed. Each blog reveal will remain open for 48 hours. Only 1 entry per blog is allowed and participant must use the same email address daily to be considered for grand prize entry, no exceptions. Please consider whether you will have access to the same e-mail address from July 9th through July 22nd and plan accordingly.

After the entry deadline is reached, Spellbinders will randomly pick one entry from each Blog Frenzy reveal as stated in the “Rules”. Winner will be contacted by e-mail within 24 hours of the contest deadline. Winner will have 72 hours to reply to that e-mail to claim the prize. If Winner fails to respond within 72 hours, a new name will be drawn for said prize. Winner will receive the new die templates being revealed on the specific daily blog post they are entering.

Entrants visiting all 14 Spellbinders CHA Blog Frenzy Reveals and correctly entering their information into the separate drawings, as described below, will automatically be entered into a GRAND PRIZE give away of a full set of the CHA Summer 2009 die templates and Impressabilities releases, 29 products, with a retail value of over $560!!

Spellbinders Design Team members and employees are not eligible for drawings.

Any participant wishing to be automatically entered into the drawing for the CHA Blog Frenzy Grand Prize must enter all 14 blog reveals and follow all the above rules.
Please note:
*Spellbinders will only use email information to contact the winner.
*Spellbinders will not share this email address with any other parties.
*Spellbinders will not use this email information for advertisements or communications
other than to contact the winner.
*If you wish to be included in further communications from Spellbinders, please go to their homepage and sign up for their newsletter.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

TaDa Sneak Peek - Layout!

Although 4th of July is over...when I received the package from the lovely ladies @ TaDa Creative Studios, I had to do something patriotic :0) It's not Independence Day but just as equally important...Memorial Day! This was taken a couple of years ago. I just loved the gathering of people and the saying of prayer for the men & women in service who are making this kind of gathering happen all over the nation.

I used the #FE09102 Star Spangled Banner paper and the Oooh La La Layers (laser cut cardstock design paper) from the Festivus Collection. I cut a circle from the Star Spangled Banner paper and used the leftovers for pop-ups to accent the designs (notice some of the squares are shadowed). Then I used one of the accents from #FE09106 Festivus Tag-A-Ma-Jigs sheet.

Using the S4-092 Stars 5 from Spellbinders, I placed the stars in a graduating form (just like how it came packaged) cut side up, place paper over the stars and cut/emboss. Then shift each star a little to create this accent (adhere each layer with foam tape - I only did a couple layers). Add bling and done! The only thing to do is add title and journal to complete the entire layout!

Thursday, July 02, 2009

TaDa Creative Studios SNEAK PEEKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!


I am so excited to share these sneak peeks with you from TaDa Creative Studios! My package of goodies came in on Monday and I've been working on a couple of layouts! But we were given the OK to share what we have in our hot hands....

Sorry! Can't seem to line them up very well...UGH!
But you get the wonderful picture, right?

What do you think? Let me know by leaving comment...would be greatly appreciated! What I love about this company is that the owners do listen to feedback!