Congratulations to Eloquence! and thank you to all who commented. Eloquence, please email us with your contact information at writeclickscrapbook at gmail dot com! We look forward to hearing from you shortly.
It's here! Our first give.away.day. of this year's March Mini Madness. We begin with Pixels and Company, the sponsor of our week. This week, one of you will receive Karla Dudley's Good Stuff kit and the add on kit.
Just think of everything you could create with this kit! Four minis, at least, no? :)
(And if you think, but I'm not digital, comment anyway. We promise to help you use it!)
If you would like to be considered for this week's giveaway, please leave us a comment telling us some good stuff that has happened to you this week! We can't wait to hear your good news!
Comments will remain open until 5:00 pm EST tomorrow. One lucky number will be drawn at random and posted Saturday evening. You must claim your lucky number via email before Monday evening. If yours is the number drawn, please email us at writeclickscrapbook at gmail dot com. Lucky numbers not claimed in time will be forfeited.
Happy Halloween, WCS readers! I hope y'all have some fun plans for today. I will be heading out with my sweetest little one to collect candy this evening, but wanted to share some home decor products to get your home into a Halloween mood.
I don't go all out with the decorations, but do like to put a few things out. Here is my front table.
I created the black frame with the stars this year, and it's featured today at the Fancy Pants blog so head on over if you want to check it out.
How cute is this tin that Laura made? You could use it as a gift or display it with your Halloween decor.
Wai Sam created this wreath, that is just fabulous!!
I've always wanted to create a Halloween mini-album, and after seeing this one from Stephanie, I am definitely going to get it done this year.
Stephanie's full album was featured on the Glitz Designs blog, so head over there to check it all out.
Last, but certainly not least, is this amazing quilt created by Amy.
Isn't it fabulous??!!
And now for the lucky number from our Chic Tags giveaway. Congrats to Suzie!
Super cute LO :-) and love this kit! Thanks for the chance to win!
Send me an email at accoose(at)yahoo(dot)com and I'll get your goodies shipped right out to you.
I am thrilled to share a giveaway with the WCS readers today. It's from my favorite company, Chic Tags. They just released some new products, which you can see in their shop here. In addition to the new products, they are also doing monthly kits with exclusive tags, stamps, and flair. Here is the October kit.
Isn't it awesome? You could win your very own October kit! Here is a layout I made with the kit, some paper from the Happy Place collection, and some Halloween pics from last year.
It's such a great kit. Just leave a comment here and you'll be eligible to win. The giveaway will go through Wednesday, and I will post the winner on Thursday, October 31.
Thanks for visiting the blog, stop by tomorrow for more Halloween inspiration!!
Hi everyone! It's Laura O'Donnell here. This is my week on the blog and I'm going to talk about stamping.
First up I've got a coupon code to share from a very cool stamp company.
Technique Tuesday is offering 20% off to wcs readers with coupon code WRITECLICK. This coupon is valid October 14 - 18 for everything except Studio AE and Greenhouse Society memberships.
They have also sent some stamps to my wcs teammates to make projects with and I've got some stamp giveaways, too, which I'll share at the end of this post.
Today I'm going to talk about how I organize and store my stamps. I don't have a dedicated craft room so I have to keep my stash of all papercrafting supplies fairly light and somewhat organized. But whether your space is big or small I think storage ideas appeal to everyone.
And then here is where I keep the stamp binders and my most used scrap supplies. I bought this cabinet at Pier 1 about 7 years ago. I went into the store and measured the interior to be sure the vertical 12"x12" paper storage holders would fit. On the bottom shelf in the green and blue binders are all of my stamps. When I'm getting ready to make a layout or a card or Project Life page I go in here to pull patterned papers and embellishments and since the stamps are right there I flip through the binders and hopefully find some stamps. All of my inks, embossing powders, and mists are in small plastic tubs in a closet in my kitchen. I really don't do any papercrafting in this living room. I use my kitchen island, so it makes sense for me to keep the inks in the kitchen. I'm constantly carrying stuff back and forth but I don't let it stop me.
So now that you've got your coupon and some organising ideas here are a few stamped layouts made by myself and W.C.S. teammates
This is one that I made. Just some very simple stamping. Inking up the Everyday Words stamps with black ink and stamping right on the layout.
Francine made her background paper by using mists to ink her stamps. The result is pure texturey goodness.
For this page Lisa used a tiny outline circle stamp filled in with paint to custom make a pattern for her title card.
Here is a closeup of the card she made with the tiny outline circle stamp from the Year Round stamp set pictured below.
And here is a beautiful page by Amy
Here are Amy's notes about her page: In this layout I wanted to tell my husband of almost eight years all of those things that I feel on a daily basis, but don’t always say and Technique Tuesday’s Label Maker Stamp Set by Ali Edwards was perfect for helping me to add those sentiments to my page in a few fun ways. Once I had my page foundation laid down I stamped directly on my background, using the “Thank you for being in my life” stamp, the heart stamp and the chevron stamp. The I added another sentiment, stamped in white on back cardstock just under my photo, creating a bit of a “chalkboard” inspired look. I used two different ink pads, Perfect Medium by Ranger Ink for my watermarking and the Staz-On Opaque White.
I've got one more thing for today
Leave a comment on this post and I will do a draw to give away the stamps pictured above. I person will receive Super Fantastic, 1 person will receive Favorite Circles, and 1 person will receive Twinkle On. I will announce the lucky numbers on Friday the 18th.
With every moment, story, and photo we record there is a layer absent in our books--sound. Creat-a-Memory albums fill that void.
Creat-A-Memory is a company that produces leather scrapbooks that allow you to record anything you would like to accompany your pages. Genius, no? We were thrilled to get to try them out and see how it worked.
The albums come in two sizes, 12x12 and 12x9. The bonded leather has a nice sturdy textured feel. The pages are white and ready to be background pages. (There are plastic pages in between the two page spreads.) There are 20 pages per album.
And now for the magic. With a recording device inside, you can record a message for each two page spread, with up to 10 minutes of audio allowed for each album. Once you have recorded the messages for the page spreads, the recordings play back automatically when you open to that page. Cool, no?
We felt the instructions were easy to follow and the recording part was totally doable. The sound was clear and had good volume. We did like the sound better when we spoke closer to the microphone. Also, the microphone is decent enough to pick up some background noise, so we might suggest recording in a quiet room without noise bounce.
Our favorite part (besides the obvious having live voice!) was that the pages played automatically, and didn't need to be read in order. Whichever page you open up to plays, just like that. What a treasure.
Creat-A-Memory albums are available now at their site, or soon at your local Archivers! Or you can be one of two lucky numbers here and get to take home your very own!
Creat-A-Memory is generously offering an album each for two of our lucky readers! If you would like to be considered for an album, please leave us a comment telling us a voice that you wish could read along with your scrapbooks. Do you miss your Grandmother's voice? or the tiny voice of your not-so baby-anymore baby?
If you would like a second opportunity to comment, head on over to the Creat-A-Memory facebook page and like them, then leave us word that you have done so!
Comments will remain open throughout the weekend. Two lucky numbers will be drawn at random and posted Monday morning. The lucky number must be claimed via email before midnight Tuesday. Please remember it is your responsibility to check back to see if yours is the lucky number. Bonne chance!
::Creat-A-Memory provided write. click. scrapbook. with a 12x12 album free of charge for the purposes of reviewing the product. We loved it so much that we asked them to sponsor a giveaway.::
Hi again! Ann here, with the fourth installment of the Vacation Scrapbooking series. After creating all the embellishments yesterday, the next step was to fill the empty spaces in the album with title and journaling blocks so that it could finally attain SCRAPBOOK status. This is undoubtedly the part of the process that I found most enjoyable because I got to be a little creative!
I created different kinds of blocks for the album: some had both a title and lines for journaling, others were journaling blocks only, while others were what I call "mini-layouts".
Below are some of the title and journaling blocks I created. I loved using the "Around the World" and "Tape It" stamped images, they are so versatile and perfect for a vacation album:
Here are some examples of the "mini-layouts". These blocks basically had pictures and are more embellished than the other blocks. You can see I am clearly in love with the little camera stamp from the "Around the World" set :)
Once I put these blocks into the album, it was instantly transformed. I have to say, I am in love with my album. Please tune in tomorrow for more completed pages from the album, as well as some of my personal thoughts about the process. There are a few things I loved about it, and some things that I might change for next time.
I used this set so much in the creation of the album and I can see myself using it over and over again for future albums. The images are graphic and simply perfect for scrapping vacations!
If you would like to have a chance to take home this stamp set, please leave a comment here in this post. Comments will remain open throughout this weekend. One lucky number will be drawn at random and posted Monday morning. Please remember it is your responsibilty to check back and claim your number via email by midnight Wednesday.