Friday, November 17, 2006
Imagine, Create, Scrap! design team call
Imagine, Create, Scrap! Design Team Search

Imagine, Create, Scrap! ( is looking for 9 talented individuals to kick off the New Year with us! We are looking for a combination of paper and digi scrappers this time around.

Would you like to join our team? If you think you would be a good fit with our site please submit 3 layouts – 1 created expressly for this call that showcases your best work and 2 of your choice. Please upload your layouts in the "Winter DT Call" gallery folder. We will have separate folders for paper and digi entries. You can only submit for paper or digi, so it's up to you to decide where you would be the best fit.

We would like to get to know you a little, too! Once you are a registered member please PM Kimber or SandiMinchuk a short bio including the following information: name, ICS! screen name, how long you have been scrapping, any current or past teams you are/were a part of and why you would like to be part of the ICS! team. You must also have 25 posts on the message board before the close of the call.

  • As an ICS! DT member you will receive:
  • our *NEW* monthly kit
  • flexible store discount
  • reduced or free shipping
  • discount on digital products
  • opportunity to attend CHA trade shows

As an ICS! DT member you will be expected to(*):

  • post a minimum of one challenge to the message board per month, complete their challenge and post it to the gallery
  • start three new threads a week on the message board, trying to cover both scrapbook and non scrapbook related topics
  • post one scrapbook related tip per month to the message board
  • participate actively on the message board - both starting and responding to threads. No minimums will be imposed unless there is an issue.
  • post comments in the gallery on a regular basis
  • participate in cyber crops and as a player and a challenge/game host

(*) Roles and responsibilities subject to change.

If the DT member does not continue to meet the criteria stated in the DT roles and responsibilities, they will be removed from the team.

The call ends December 11, 2006 midnight EST. Winners will be notified during that week and the term will start December 15 and run until approximately June 15, 2007.

Good luck!~

Wednesday, November 15, 2006
Autumn's Sweet Splendor

My Mind's Eye was so very generous to donate a bunch of their wonderful new Signature Suite goodies to the design team at Scrappin' Trends.

This is my first project, using the "Beauty of Life" and "Little Girls Are..." lines. The minute I saw this beautiful paper, I knew I wanted to complete at least one layout showing off some of the pictures I took last month when Mom, Dad and I spent the day driving through the countryside on our way to Shipshewana

Friday, November 10, 2006
TTT cyber crop!
Come Join us for Transparent Touches & Tags Count Your Blessings Cyber Crop!!

Check in starts on Friday November 10th at 9am EST. Last uploads are due by Sunday, November 12th 12pm EST.

There are LOTS and LOTS of door prizes being given away- including a subscription to Scrapbooks, etc! Make sure you sign in and tell them I sent you!

There will be games and challenges ALL WEEKEND LONG....don't miss out on all the fun! Not only will you get a lot of pages done.....but Monica will be posting a SNEAK PEEK of the 3 different exclusive kits for December!

Here's a link to see all of the pre-crop chatter:


(When you stop in, tell 'em Sandi sent you!)

Monday, November 06, 2006
It's crop time!

Wednesday, November 01, 2006
Super Stars

My final project for Transparent Touches & Tags featuring the November Sassafras Lass kit. I cut apart a lot of the papers on this one to make some of the elements really pop. I added some of the transparency stars for some extra oompf. ;) This one was really fun- I just kinda let myself go and let the elements guide me. I added a little stitching and lot of Heidi Swapp embellies and it was finished!

Sadie and Madison were so cute this fall cheering for Pop Warner football. I was finally able to catch their last game and got some really great photos. I love this one because Madie always makes such funny faces when she is cheesing for the camera! LOL

{As always, click on the layout for a close-up.}

I'm so glad there is you...

My sweet puppy, Payton. He is getting so big now, it seems like these days of him being so small were eons ago.

I also did this one for Transparent Touches & Tags, using the November Sassafras Lass kit. I used a few of the papers and cut up a bunch of them for the flowery/star border. I added a small heart in the corner and some ricrac to finish it.

{Click on the layout for a close-up version.}

You Mean the World to Me

One more for Transparent Touches & Tags, using the November Sassafras Lass kit. This one was fairly easy- I just wanted to show off some of the patterned paper, so I cut it into strips to use for the background. Lots of stitching finishes off the project.

Of course, these two are Sadie and Madison, my sweetpea nieces. I snapped this shot of them at the Breast Cancer Walk last month. They were dressed up so cute, how could I resist?

{Click on photo for close-ups.}


Another layout for Transparent Touches & Tags, featuring the November Sassafras Lass kit. I made the squares on the bottom and top using a process called 'serendipity squares," where you take strips or bits of patterened paper and adhere them to cardstock and then cut squares from it for accents. I went one step further and added a layer of Mod Podge on top to seal everything and give it some sheen.

These two are Sadie and Madison, my sweet nieces, running from me one day last Spring at the school where I love to take them to go play.

{Click on the layout for close-up views.}

Caught a Bug card

I made this card for Transparent Touches & Tags, using the November Sassafras Lass kit. The jar is one of the punch put from the dietcut sheets and the card was made from a Heidi Swapp folder. The bug and alpha stickers are SEI and the alpha rubons are Making Memories.

{click on the card for a better look}