Monday, April 30, 2012

May Sneak Peek #6

American Crafts Amy Tangerine Sketchbook by Frances Sylvia (Doubleshot Kit)

Sunday, April 29, 2012

May Sneak Peek #5

WRMK Anthologie by TSR's May Guest Designer (Doubleshot Kit)
Can you guess who it is?

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

What's In Store? Game Day Chili

Have you seen the Jillibean Soup Game Day Chili collection pack HERE in the TSR store? Such awesome colors and patterns for your biggest sports enthusiast or any of your more masculine layouts.  How about a couple of projects?

 Team Bolyer

Even though these pictures aren't any of your traditional sports pictures, they still work with the fun colors and masculine theme of the collection.

MVP Card

How about this fun three-dimensional card for a kids' birthday or a coach's thank-you card?  Super easy, too.  Simply layer some of the great die cuts with some paper loops and then more die cuts.  Finish off with a button, a die cut tag, and some notched paper strips.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

DT Inspiration: Easy Cards to Make

When I first saw the Dear Lizzy paper: Dreamy Days...I knew I would make some quick, but cute cards! It just screams to cut it I did :)

Here are the three cards I created using this month's kit.

Hint, hint, hint: A little bundle of these cards tied with ribbon would make a great Mother's day gift for your mom!

Here are directions to create your own:

1. Cut out (1) polaroid image from Dear Lizzy: Dreamy Days Paper.

2. Cut out (1) 4"x 12" strip of pattern paper (this will be the front of card) 

3. Cut (1) 4"x 9.25" strip from the pattern paper you just cut.  

4. You now have (1) 4"x 9.25" and (1) 4" x 2.75" strips

5. Mount polaroid image on 4"x 2.75" pattern paper as shown

6. Wrap twine around bottom of pattern paper. (Yes, you will have to use some of your twine stash. No worries because Tammy has more in the TSR shop). Add button and twine bow.

7. Fold 4"x9.25" pattern paper in half to create card base.

8. Adhere mounted polaroid to card base as shown.

9. Ink edges, stamp sentiment, add a bit of bling, or chipboard piece to card if desired.

Now I'm off to create more of these cards with my extra polaroid pieces. Be sure to post your cards in the TSR gallery!


Wednesday, April 18, 2012

DT Inspiration: Wall Hanging

Hey everybody! I guess I'm on an altered home decor kick, because I have another project to share with you today. :)

Last weekend, I decided to repaint my hallway. After I repainted it, I decided I needed to "spruce" it up a notch with some new decorations. So, I bought some 4"x4" square wooden plaques (from Hobby Lobby - only 2 for $1!) and got to work:

1. First, I painted the edges of my wooden squares with a foam brush and black paint.
2. Next, I cut coordinating squares of leftover scrapbook papers down to fit on top of the squares. I Mod Podged those to the wood, and after they dried, I added another layer of Mod Podge over the top to "seal" the paper to the wood.
3. I then added chipboard letters to the top of the squares (I hot glued them on to make sure they stayed put).
4. Last, I stapled some 3" wide ribbon to the backs of the squares, cut a "V" on the bottom of the ribbon strip to make it look like a banner, and added a ring at the top to hang it with. Voila! DONE!

Sooo easy, sooo inexpensive! I've got a friend who really loved it and has commissioned me to make her one that says "Love." I will also be making some of these wall banners up to sell at a local craft show in a couple of weeks. :)

I've said it before, but I really love using up scrapbook supplies to freshen my home a bit. It's kinda like killing 2 birds with 1 use up supplies, AND you get a fun new project in the process. Win-win.

I hope you are inspired to make some projects for your own home, and we'd love for you to link your projects here on our blog! :)

Monday, April 16, 2012

Look Who's Talking about The ScrapRoom!

Check out all of the buzz at the My Mind's Eye Blog today! They are featuring our kit club this month and highlighting the beautiful layouts that our Design Team created for our Idea Gallery! Follow this link to check it out, and be sure to leave a little "ScrapRoom love" comment for them while you're there! MY MIND'S EYE BLOG

Saturday, April 14, 2012

April Scraplift Challenge

Happy Saturday Everyone! I just walked in from our two youngest boys' middle school track meet, we're slamming down some lunch and heading back out for our oldest boys' track meet this afternoon. Ah, spring is fully underway in our neck of the woods! I have just enough time to issue our second ScrapRoom challenge for April - the SCRAPLIFT CHALLENGE! This is honestly one of my favorite challenges. I love to see how you all are inspired by our amazing Design Team!

So, for this challenge, you will need to choose a layout from our APRIL IDEA GALLERY create a page that is inspired by it, and submit your layout in our challenge via our Mr. Linky link below. We'll choose a winner for a $10.00 ScrapRoom Gift Certificate next month. You've got until April 30th to post your entry (or entries)!

I took 30 minutes yesterday and created a "scraplifted" layout of my own to kick off the challenge this month.

I was inspired by this layout by Aphra using the My Mind's Eye "Be Amazing" layout kit (love the way she cut out the hexagons and positioned everything for her one-photo layout):

And, here is my version (a total scraplift - but it's okay to do a total scraplift in a scraplift challenge, right?) :) My version is 8x8, and I'm so tickled with it that you'd think I came up with it all on my own. :)

So, let's see your take on what our Design Team has done with the kits this month. Your scraplifted page can be loose or more-exact - whatever makes you happy!

And, the winner from our March Scraplift Challenge is jojojorenee! Please e-mail me at with your real life name and e-mail address, and I'll get your $10.00 Gift Certificate e-mailed out to you! Here is jojorenee's layout:

A special thanks to everyone who participated in our March challenge! Now, grab some photos and your favorite new scrappin' supplies and enter our April Scraplift Challenge!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

April Recipe Cards are up!

I'm sure that most of our ScrapRoom members are familiar with our amazing IDEA GALLERY - our little cyber-corner of layout inspiration created with the monthly ScrapRoom Kits. When I'm looking for a lot of scrapbooking eye candy in one place, the TSR Idea Gallery is one of the first places that I visit.

Today though, I want to showcase another great inspirational (and functional) feature that we provide with all of our ScrapRoom kits - totally free! All of our layout kits (and that's FOUR in the Flavors of the Month Kit and TWO in the Doubleshot Kit) come with full-color downloadable Recipe Cards. A Recipe Card turns your box of scrapbooking supplies into a literal "CLASS-IN-A-BOX" at NO EXTRA CHARGE to you!

Each Recipe Card features a full-color photo of a 2-page layout and comes complete with cutting instructions and step-by-step assembly directions. They are designed to be printed out and slipped in with their respective layout kits - and voila - grab-and-go scrapbooking! You can view all of the April Recipe Cards HERE and HERE!

As a bonus today, you can view and download one of our April Recipe Cards below. Print it out and and see how easy our Recipe Cards will make it for you to recreate great-looking layouts in no time at all. (And, of course, recreating a layout is so much easier and so much more fun if have all of the exact supplies that you need in a little kit in front of you - so I'll link you up to our "ScrapRoom Kits Page" right here! ;)

Layout by Aphra Bolyer


Monday, April 9, 2012

DT Inspiration: Layered Flowers

Hello my scrappy friends!  Today I want to share my quick, easy method for creating the layered flowers on this card for the April gallery.

Wonderful Card

Each flower consists of a 2", 1.5", and 1" circle that has been distressed and then stacked.  I used a dimensional glue dot to layer them together.  It helps add a little more, well, dimension.  Here's an overhead view.

For the leaves, I just cut them out free form and then trimmed until I liked the shape.  The edges are chalked for some definition.  And then for the finishing touch, a button with a twine bow tied onto the back side.  Another glue dot and you're finished.  

Easy, right?  Here are some more variations on this same idea.

Here, instead of using my circle cutter, I cut the circles free form.  The curvier, the better.  These are chalked instead of distressed.  Oh, and only two layers.  More buttons and bows.

This one is the same basic idea.  I cut four flowers on my Cricut, each one a quarter-inch smaller in size.  Instead of a button, though, I used a cabochon.

For this one, I used three different sized scalloped circle punches, a fabric flower, a brad, twine bow, and an itty bitty tag for the sentiment.  To give the flower a lot of texture, I crumpled each circle before layering them together.

Ok, last one, promise.  Anyhoo, for this one, I cut a 1" x 12" piece of paper, pleated it (by scrunching it), and then adhered it to the back of two jute circles.  In addition to the button and leaves, I added a couple of stick pins with a tag.

As you can see, you can create many different flowers by just varying the size and style of your circles, centers, and embellishments.  Hope you'll give this a try!

Friday, April 6, 2012

April Sketch Challenge and a WINNER!

Hello ladies!!! It's time for our monthly........
Oh, don't you just LOVE a good sketch as a starting point for a layout! So let's get right to it! Here is a look at this month's sketch...

April Sketch by Aphra Bolyer

And here is an buffet of eye candy from our Design Team, all inspired by this month's sketch:

My Melanie Call

Girls' Getaway by Jenny Moore

Spring Style by Aphra Bolyer

Your Smile Lights Up My Day by Tammy Harp
These Two by Frances Sylvia

Ah, it's just bliss being able to see everyone's interpretations in one place! Now, we want to see your take on our April Sketch. You have until Monday, April 30th to show us your sketch-inspired layout via our Mr. Linky set up at the bottom of this post. Your name will then be entered into our random drawing to win a $10 gift certificate to our TSR Store! Now, pull out some photos and scrappin' supplies and create something beautiful!

And now, the announcement you've been looking for... First, I would like to thank EVERYONE who participated in the March Sketch Challenge. I hope you had a great time playing along. The winner of our March Sketch Challenge is...

Rebecca G!!!
Please email me at with your real name, email address, and the name of the contest you won. I will, in turn, email your gift certificate to you.

Thanks again to everyone who participated in our March challenge and for your continued support of The ScrapRoom! And, here's Mr. Linky:


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Brand New SMASHBOOK Items Added to the TSR Store!

EK Success did it again... they created even more super-cute scrapbooking embellishments, made for "smashing" onto your scrapbook pages. These brand new and *HOT* items have just arrived in our TSR Store! Whether you use the premade Smashbook Journals or scrapbook in the traditional way, you're sure to love these perfectly sized and colorful embellishments that will add a splash of texture, color and fun to your pages!

ScrapRoom Members: Our April Kits will start shipping out tomorrow, but if you want to add any of these Smash items to your packages this month, e-mail me before 6:00 p.m. CST tonight (Thursday). I will find your box and get it added before the post office arrives in the morning to pick everything up!


The Swatch One... yummy!

The Calendar One...MUST-HAVE!


The TABS...will get used everywhere!

The Top Ten PAD...for the list-maker in me!

GET OUT! I can't believe how cute those creative little plastic pockets are! And Yes, they zip closed!


Tiny Flags to add just a little bit of "fun" all over the place...

And Magnetic... when you need to pack a bigger punch!

We've also got the brand new Smash Inserts and the Smash Binder Clips (AWESOME for labeling the spine of any album!) I'm not going to post all of the photos here because I want you to visit our TSR Store to see for yourself! Quantities are limited, so e-mail me right away if these are on your list this month!


Monday, April 2, 2012

April Kits Revealed!

All of our April kits were updated to the website on the 31st, so we're adding them to the blog so you'll be able to see them all in one place. This month's kits feature a gorgeous combination that screams spring and creativity and HAPPY!

You can purchase any and or all of our kits HERE! These babies start shipping out at the end of the week!

(featuring American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan, My Mind's Eye Follow Your Heart "Be Amazing", Cosmo Cricket 23, and Jillibean Soup Coconut Lime Soup)

(featuring My Mind's Eye Miss Caroline "Dolled Up" and LilyBee Double Dutch)

And all of our monthly Add-On Kits - to customize your scrapbooking needs!
APRIL VENTI KIT (a little bit more of everything):




APRIL STAMP SET (American Crafts Dear Lizzy Roller Date Stamp):