Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 3 of our week of Christmas Inspiration!

Welcome to the Greatest Gift of the Season blog hop! 

Welcome to Day 3 of our inspiration week! 

Hello everyone! It's Lisa here and I've completed a project that I've been wanting to do for a few years now. I have made an advent calendar out of decorated tags. Here it is as it will look on Dec. 25th. Starting Thursday I'll put each day's tag up and the countdown begins!



Many of these tags are based on the '12 Tags of Christmas' that Tim Holtz does every year on his blog. Hop on over to my blog, Creative Juice, to see each tag up close. You can also grab the secret word and comment on my blog for a chance to win a prize!

Our next sponsor this week is Crafty Paper Girl with a discount of 20% and a holiday owl giveaway!  The code for the discount is CRAFTY20 and will run today, November 30th - thanks so much Amanda we appreciate your support and we love the owl!  Now go do some shopping and don't forget to leave a comment here for a chance to win this fun owl!


Every day one of our Design Team Members will post a project to inspire you.  They will also post a link to their personal blog where you can go and see more detailed pictures, tutorials, and collect a secret word!  You will need to visit every day and collect all the secret words to create a phrase that could win you an awesome gift from one of our sponsors!  Don’t forget to leave comments on our DT’s blogs because some of them will be doing giveaways also.
The details: 
1.    Come back and visit us each day this week to be inspired.  Hop to the Design Team member’s personal blog and collect your secret word.  At the end of the week e-mail us at scrappingeverydaymiracles@yahoo.com with the secret phrase and you will be entered into the drawing for this awesome prize from Burlap & Buttercups, one of my personal favorite kit clubs. 

2.    Create something or many things based on our inspiration and link it to the Mr. Linky by December 10th for a chance to win a December kit from Scrapbook Circle, yes this is also a favorite of mine!
3.    Every day that you come back to visit you will also find a new discount code to give you some help in your shopping; some codes are good just for the day and others are for a week so make sure you get them quick!
4.    Have a ton of fun and don’t forget to join us on Monday, December 5th for our December challenge and another awesome prize package!
Be sure to check back in tomorrow for another great project!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Day 2 of our Christmas Inspiration Week!

Welcome to the Greatest Gift of the Season blog hop!


Welcome to Day 2 of our inspiration week!

Hello everyone, Roulien here . . . and welcome to day 2 of our exciting Inspiration Week!!! I can't wait to share my little project with you all today!! When we decided to do the Inspiration Week, I immediately knew that I wanted to do home decor projects! Since Christmas is not a recognized holiday here in Saudi Arabia, anything "chrismassy" is hard to find and quite expensive. And I badly wanted a Christmas tree for our home, so I created one . . . which I LOVE!!!! Here is my project . . .



I would love for you to head on over to my blog, My scrappy story, where I have a little tutorial on how I created our christmas tree and a prize for one lucky winner. While you there don't forget to pick up the SECRET WORD, for a chance to win a wonderful prize!!!

Our next sponsor this week is 42 Things with an awesome discount of 20%. The code for the discount is MIRACLES and will run from today through December 4th - thanks so much Jo we appreciate your support. Now go do some shopping!

Every day one of our Design Team Members will post a project to inspire you. They will also post a link to their personal blog where you can go and see more detailed pictures, tutorials, and collect a secret word! You will need to visit every day and collect all the secret words to create a phrase that could win you an awesome gift from one of our sponsors! Don’t forget to leave comments on our DT’s blogs because some of them will be doing giveaways also.
The details:
1. Come back and visit us each day this week to be inspired. Hop to the Design Team member’s personal blog and collect your secret word. At the end of the week e-mail us at scrappingeverydaymiracles@yahoo.com with the secret phrase and you will be entered into the drawing for this awesome prize from Burlap and Buttercups, one of my personal favorite kit clubs.




2. Create something or many things based on our inspiration and link it to the Mr Linky  by December 10th for a chance to win a December kit from Scrapbook Circle , yes this is also a favorite of mine!
3. Every day that you come back to visit you will also find a new discount code to give you some help in your shopping; some codes are good just for the day and others are for a week so make sure you get them quick!
4. Have a ton of fun and don’t forget to join us on Monday, December 5th for our December challenge and another awesome prize package!


Have fun creating, and be sure to check back in tomorrow for yet another great project!!!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Day 1 of our Christmas inspiration week

Welcome to the Greatest Gift of the Season blog hop! 

Welcome to Day 1 of our inspiration week! 
Hi all, Wendy here!  Today I am going to inspire you to decorate your tree (or maybe give some away). 


Here are just  a few of the Christmas ornaments that I created so far...  I need to make 30 for gifts so I am cranking out a few more even as you read this!  :)  I have created some using paint, some with Queen & Co felt, stickers, rub-ons, sheet music, yarn, alcohol inks, and I always pull out my trusty glue gun so I can glue some lovely Prima goodies to the finished products!  Make sure you head on over to my blog, Our Journey to Destiny, for an in-depth look at each type of ornament and some other Christmas projects I've been working on.  Oh and don't forget to grab the secret word!  Make sure that you leave a comment too because I have a giveaway from another one of my favorites!

Our sponsor that is going to begin the week of shopping is Designs by Diana (our sponsor for this month's challenge) with a ... 20% discount off your total purchase.  The code is MIRACLES20 and is good until December 11 - so go have fun shopping!  Thanks so much Diana for your support.
Every day one of our Design Team Members will post a project to inspire you.  They will also post a link to their personal blog where you can go and see more detailed pictures, tutorials, and collect a secret word!  You will need to visit every day and collect all the secret words to create a phrase that could win you an awesome gift from one of our sponsors!  Don’t forget to leave comments on our DT’s blogs because some of them will be doing giveaways also.
The details: 
1.    Come back and visit us each day this week to be inspired.  Hop to the Design Team member’s personal blog and collect your secret word.  At the end of the week e-mail us at scrappingeverydaymiracles@yahoo.com with the secret phrase and you will be entered into the drawing for this awesome prize from Burlap & Buttercups, one of my personal favorite kit clubs. 

2.    Create something or many things based on our inspiration and link it to the Mr. Linky by December 10th for a chance to win a December kit from Scrapbook Circle, yes this is also a favorite of mine!
3.    Every day that you come back to visit you will also find a new discount code to give you some help in your shopping; some codes are good just for the day and others are for a week so make sure you get them quick!
4.    Have a ton of fun and don’t forget to join us on Monday, December 5th for our December challenge and another awesome prize package!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Welcome to the Greatest Gift of the Season blog hop!

Welcome to the Greatest Gift of the Season blog hop! 

This promises to be a week of Christmas inspiration that is sure to get you jump started for the season plus we have some awesome prizes and discounts from our great sponsors! 
Every day one of our Design Team Members will post a project to inspire you.  They will also post a link to their personal blog where you can go and see more detailed pictures, tutorials, and collect a secret word!  You will need to visit every day and collect all the secret words to create a phrase that could win you an awesome gift from one of our sponsors!  Don’t forget to leave comments on our DT’s blogs because some of them will be doing giveaways also.
The details: 
1.    Come back and visit us each day this week to be inspired.  Hop to the Design Team member’s personal blog and collect your secret word.  At the end of the week e-mail us at scrappingeverydaymiracles@yahoo.com with the secret phrase and you will be entered into the drawing for this awesome prize from Burlap & Buttercups, one of my personal favorite kit clubs. 
      Burlap & Buttercups is a monthly kit club delivering beautifully coordinating scrapbooking supplies.  Every month we provide our subscribers with a generous assortment of patterned paper, cardstock, stickers, ribbon, and many other fun embellishments – enough to create a number of layouts and projects.  Each of our scrapbook kits puts inspiration at the fingertips of those seeking to preserve treasured memories.  We continuously browse the manufacturers' latest offerings, selecting some of the hottest new products to hit the market… so our members can simply open their boxes when they arrive and begin creating!
2.   Create something or many things based on our inspiration and link it to the Mr. Linky by December 10th for a chance to win a December kit from Scrapbook Circle, yes this is also a favorite of mine!
3.   Every day that you come back to visit you will also find a new discount code to give you some help in your shopping; some codes are good just for the day and others are for a week so make sure you get them quick!
4.   Have a ton of fun and don’t forget to join us on Monday, December 5th for our December challenge and another awesome prize package!

Here are the links for the days of our Christmas Inspiration week:

Monday, November 21, 2011

Inspired by: Japanese Nail Art

Hi everyone!

Kline here today to share with you a random inspiration I picked up from my recent trip to Japan. My friends and I were in Tokyo station when I noticed the lady in front of me wearing these chunky nail art. After closer observation I noticed there were actually Swarovski stones and resin rosettes in there. Kinda like these:
Japanese Nail Art
The ones I saw were longer than these and while I couldn't imagine wearing one of anytime soon, I found these to be really cute. Fast forward a month after and I was making a mini album with two photos that I envisioned would be framed by a diecut. I painted the diecuts silver (I would have painted them white but didn't have it at the time) and then I thought, "So how do I go about embellishing this?"  That's when I was reminded of that pretty nail art I'd seen at the station and I thought, "I guess that could work..." So I took out random small embellishments in shades of pink and lavender and here's what came out:



I've always been one for clustering and I loved how these frames turned out!

Now the challenge for you is to find inspiration in the most obscure things. I believe God gave us eyes not only to see but appreciate beauty as well. Mine came in the form of nail art, how about yours? Try to look at the things around you in a new light and who knows, you just might get the perfect addition to that project you're cooking up for Challenge#10 which is due on the 25th!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Inspiration Week Giveaway


We have something exciting to share to share with you... coming Nov. 28th we are going to have a The Greatest Gift of the Season Inspiration Week..  Each day one of the DT members will share a project with you... oh the projects are just great for those you would like to create a present for.  But this is not all we will have discounts each day from some our favorite Etsy stores, Manufactures and Scrapbook Stores.  Of course we will have Prizes each day as well!  It will be a lot of fun and a great way to start the Christmas season.

We were thinking why not give something away right now... so we have a prize package full of brads from the Eyelet Outlet.....

All you have to do to enter is take the Inspiration Badge at the top and post it on your blog letting all your scrappy friends know about the fun week coming up.  When you are done with that come back here and  link your name below... Giveaway will last until Dec. 4th 11:59PM PST



Monday, November 14, 2011

Inspiring

Hello everyone!  This is Jeannine and I'm here to share with you what this month's Word of the Month means to me.  The word this month is "Inspiring" and for me the first thing that comes to mind is my husband, Dave.  He inspires me in many ways but I think the way he inspires me most is how he can do anything he puts his mind to doing.  He doesn't know the meaning of the word "can't" because in his mind, if he decides to do it, then it can be done because he will make sure it gets done.  I've seen him take on things that I would never have guessed he could do and yet not only did them but did them with excellence... which is another way he inspires me -- anything he does, he does it with excellence.  Not only do I feel inspired by  him, but I admire him as well.

One of the things he decided to do was to start painting pictures using the Bob Ross method of painting.  He's never taken a painting class in his life and the only way he knew how to do it this time was by observing Bob Ross on a program that came on TV each week.  When he told me he was going to try his hand at it, I would never have guessed he'd produce the beautiful paintings he did.  He truly is an amazing man.  I've never met anyone like him and doubt I ever will again because he's one-of-a-kind.  Hmm.... sounds like a good title for a scrapbook page!

Here are a few pictures of Dave painting that I wanted to share with you so you can see some of the many paintings he's done and maybe you can understand why this man is so inspiring for me!

 

 


 


What does the word "inspiring" mean to you?  We'd love to see anything you've created that focuses on something or someone that inspires you! Just a reminder that any projects submitted for the Word of the Month are not eligible for a prize, but we'd love to know who or what inspires you so please feel free to share with us!

Also, we have something fun coming up at the end of the month so be sure to check back!!  Here's a little teaser to give you an idea.  ;)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Challenge #10

Hello, Lisa here! As with last month, there will only be one challenge this month, due on Nov. 25th. We are also having another "word of the month". We encourage you to think about this word and create something with your interpretation. This would be a great time to make a tag or maybe an art journal page – whatever suits you. We will be showcasing some of your word projects here on the blog throughout the month, but they are not eligible for the prize – only the challenge.


INSPIRING: What inspires you? Certain people? Those everyday miracles around us? Creation? God's character? What are your thoughts on this? Show us with a project!

CHALLENGE #10: Nothing speaks of God's miracles and blessing more than nature. God created a world full of wonders and they are all around us. In the Bible Jesus says that if the people stop singing God's praises even the rocks will cry out… Luke 19:40 (NIV) "I tell you," he replied, "if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out." Your challenge is to find His miracles in the natural world and what they mean to you. It could be through a beautiful landscape or the amazing intricacy of a flower. Open your eyes and camera to the created world around us. You may be surprised at what you find!

Scrap Twist – Re-purpose something to use as part of your layout. It could be a piece of vintage ephemera or an ad from your junk-mail. Or parts of packaging  or other "non-scrapbooking" supplies. Get creative!


Please create a layout or project that deals with nature and uses the scrapping twist of re-purposed stuff. Link your project here by November 25th for a chance to win a $10 Gift Certificate to Design by Diana or a guest DT spot! 

Here is my sample featuring the mighty Sequoia tree (a kind of redwood). They are truly awe-inspiring! My re-purposed parts are the mailing tags, a clothing tag, and kraft paper from some packaging. 




Our guest designer Sherri's layout:



Our guest designer Karen's layout: 



Wendy's layout:




Roulien's layout:




Jeannine's layout:




Nicole's layout:






Our sponsor this month is Design by Diana:


Design by Diana Etsy shop (www.etsy.com/shop/DesignbyDiana) is run by Diana Fisher, most widely known for the scrapbooking challenge site, Sketchy Thursdays (sketchythursdays.blogspot.com/). In her shop, she sells handmade fabric or paper flowers that can be used on scrapbook pages, cards or even worn as fashion accessories.

In addition to the handmade flowers, you can also find small kits or found items, as well as original cards.

You can follow her blog at www.designbydiana.blogspot.com/, or on Twitter at twitter.com/#!/dianajfisher.

As our prize this month, Diana is offering a $10 gift certificate to her store. Thanks Diana!


Tuesday, November 1, 2011

AND WE HAVE SOME WINNERS!!!

Can you believe it's November already??? It's the month of giving Thanks and we have so much to be thankfull for!! Without any further ado . . . Here is the winner and our top 3 for October!

The winner for Challenge 9 is . . . SCRAP IT GIRL!!!!

Congrats . . . Please contact us at the e-mail address in the side bar, or leave a comment on this post, and we'll get you prize right to your door!!

And here is our Top 3 picks for October!

Irit with this gorgeous layout!


Scrap it Girl


And Leila


Our Guest Designer for December will be . . . IRIT!!! Congrats . . . we are so excited to have you!!

Challenge #10 will be posted on Monday, November 7th ~ and we are so excited about it!! Such a great challenge this month with a gorgeous prize!! See you all on Monday!!

Have a GREAT week!!