Sunday, August 29, 2010

Final Check-In!

Well, it has been an exciting month, and a very wonderful weekend!

Please stop by Deb's blog to learn about how the Expo was and for a chance to win an expo tote bag!



The August challenge deadline is just around the corner- anyone need help putting the finishing touches on their project?




Post a link on the challenge page or a comment with a link to your gallery to enter- and don't forget, there is an amazing prize package up for grabs for one lucky participant!

Friday, August 27, 2010

The Big Event!

The waiting is finally over!  The Stamp & Scrap Expo is here!


Hooray!






The Stamp & Scrap Expo
Saturday & Sunday, August 28th & 29th
This 2-day event out in Greeley brings you face-to-face with the vendors and creators of your favorite scrapping products!  You do not want to miss this opportunity to see the latest products, try out new tools, and schmooze with the stars of scrapbooking!
Go to www.rubberstampandscrapbookexpo.com for more info and a $3 off coupon!!!



Don't forget to stop by and see our very own Heather Reed from the Crop Stop!  She'll have a booth there and will be offering some great products, demos and make and takes at the show!


If you don't have your tickets yet, don't worry- you can buy them online through the link above, or right at the door!  Don't forget your coupon!

Can't wait to see you all there!



What are you looking forward to the most at the expo???  Is there a vendor you want to meet?  New tools you want to try out? We want to know!
 Leave us a comment!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Exciting Weekend & Challenge Check In

How are you all doing on crafts this week?  

There is still plenty of time to get your challenges in for this month!  And to help get the projects off on the right foot, how about checking out one of the exciting events going on this weekend and next?





Miss Ma'am will be hosting a
Close To My Heart gathering.
Sunday, August 15th, 2-5pm, Loveland
(Yes, that's tomorrow!)
If you're interested in attending please contact Rose at 970-599-1677 or by email rose@creatingwithrose.com for the address of the event. Feel free to bring a friend or two. We'll be creating a scrapbook layout, greeting card and if time permits learning some new techniques.






Capture Scrapbooking is hosting another Armory Crop!
Sunday, August 15th
(Tomorrow too!)
There are still spots available for this all day scrapbooking event! 
See www.shopcapture.com for more info and to register online!










Just a couple more weeks until
The Stamp & Scrap Expo!!!
Saturday & Sunday, August 28th & 29th
This 2-day event out in Greeley brings you face-to-face with the vendors and creators of your favorite scrapping products!  You do not want to miss this opportunity to see the latest products, try out new tools, and schmooze with the stars of scrapbooking!
Go to www.rubberstampandscrapbookexpo.com for more info and a $3 off coupon!!!




Can't wait to see you all there!


We want to know what crafty projects you've been working on!  Post a link on the challenge page or leave us a comment!

Don't forget, there is an awesome prize for the winner of this month's challenge!



Sunday, August 8, 2010

Checkin' In

Finding it hard to get back into crafting?  Having trouble finding inspiration for this month's challenge?

Maybe next weekend you should join one of the craft events going on right here in Northern Colorado!

Miss Ma'am will be hosting a
Close To My Heart gathering.
If you're interested in attending please contact Rose at 970-599-1677 or by email rose@creatingwithrose.com for the address of the event. Feel free to bring a friend or two. We'll be creating a scrapbook layout, greeting card and if time permits learning some new techniques.









Capture Scrapbooking is hosting another Armory Crop!
Sunday, August 15th
There are still spots available for this all day scrapbooking event!
See www.shopcapture.com for more info and to register online!








And then just a couple more weeks until :

The Stamp & Scrap Expo!!!
Saturday & Sunday, August 28th & 29th
This 2-day event out in Greeley brings you face-to-face with the vendors and creators of your favorite scrapping products!  You do not want to miss this opportunity to see the latest products, try out new tools, and schmooze with the stars of scrapbooking!
Go to www.rubberstampandscrapbookexpo.com for more info and a $3 off coupon!!!



Wow!  It is so awesome to have such amazing events right here in our neck of the woods!
How's that for motivation?


We want to see what you're working on!  Are you having trouble finding inspiration?  Not sure how to achieve what you imagine?  We'd love to help!  Just post a comment or link for us, and we'll give you ideas & feedback!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

August Challenge

Well folks, it has been a long summer, and we wanted to kick the challenges off with something simple so everyone can get back into the swing of things!  August is going to be a very exciting month around here- school supplies are out in the stores, along with some wonderful new products for crafters!  Stay tuned over the next couple weeks as we get ready for another Armory Crop and the Rubber Stamping and Scrapbook Expo- right next door in Greeley!  So dust of your crafting corner for an exciting craft-filled month!  Ready?  Good!

August Challenge





That's right- just one challenge- but this one can be color schemes, layouts, techniques- whatever you are inspired to do!  The only rule is to post a pic of what inspired you along with your entry!

Here are some ideas to get you started:
CCEE Stampers challenge based on Williams-Sonoma food pic

• A while back I noticed a fun project challenge on a blog I follow.  Every week they would post a photograph of very artfully placed food items from Williams-Sonoma catalogs, and the participants had to come up with a paper craft design (card, page layout) based on some aspect of the food shot.  Some focused on the repetition of certain shapes, some on specific color combinations, and some used the layout of plate and food items to generate their own project.

While I noticed this cool challenge, I did not have the opportunity to participate, but thought it was a great way to promote people to find inspiration in the most unusual of places.  After all, they do call it the “culinary arts”; aesthetics remain basically the same.  Do you have any magazines or cookbooks with neat food pictures that could translate into a card?  What about a scrapbook page layout?


Verve Challenge ideas from Bed Bath & Beyond

Verve Stamps is currently running a challenge on Splitcoaststampers where every week they look at a different room of a house and have challenges based on that room.  They offer layout, which can be matched with whatever that room inspires them to do.  You can find out more at this week's challenge post.


• Sometimes "necessity is the mother of invention."  Ever look at a kleenex box or tea kettle and have the sudden desire to crochet or sew a cozy for it?   Here in a couple months we'll be getting loads of snow- and a bare head is certainly inspiration for that knitted hat you have been wanting to learn how to make!  And what about that painting, looking so lonely without a proper frame- I bet you can build one!  This challenge is open for your own interpretation!


• I love to get ideas from all sorts of places- but this challenge starts right where you are, right now!  Look around your computer, car, kitchen, the kids' toy box, anywhere in the house...  there are loads of possibilities!


• You can also hop over to my blog to see what inspired me: Crafty Saffy Paper Crafts



Don't forget!

Be sure to post a picture of what inspired you, along with the final project!  Deadline is the end of August, and you may enter as often as you like!

This month's amazing prize is another mini-kit full of papers, stamps, and more! Picture to be posted soon!

PLUS- "Committed" crafters (like June and Lindsay) earn DOUBLE POINTS!  Try to keep up with them, or join to double your entries for this great prize and more!