Friday, June 29, 2012


I love a good thank you card, so I had to try this card cut file on my Silhouette Cameo.
I backed the cut out with patterned paper and the rub ons from the June kit, punched some butterflies and Viola! a fun thank you card just waiting to be used.
Go grab that June kit and create this weekend!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

My sketch layout for June

Good Wednesday morning!  Today I wanted to share my sketch layout for June.  It is definitely one of my favorite layouts I've ever made.  Each month, I do a month post for Davis' baby book, just a recap of what he's been up to.  I used the June kit along with Holly's sketch for his third month page.  Here is Holly's sketch:

And here is my take on it:

And a quick closeup:

Don't forget to enter the sketch and card challenge to win some great stuff!

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Mussel Madness

Hi everyone, Nancy here today to share with you a project I made using the Walking on Sunshine kit.  A few months ago we were invited to a fabulous event at the beach.  Lots of good food, good wine, good company...and mussel hunting.  Nothing is better than mussels you pick fresh yourself.
 OK, was a little cold.  But look at the view....and the spread.  It really was a great day.
I love the fun papers in this month's kit and I know you will sure and grab one today.  And don't forget...  There is still time to play with the color challenge over at Ideas for Scrapbookers and the sketch and card challenges here on the Sampler blog.  Lots of great prizes to be won.  Be sure and check them out.



Friday, June 22, 2012

June 2012 Random Things...

I wanted to create a layout of all the thoughts and plans running through my mind, so here is the result:
I cut the title out on my Silhouette Cameo and misted on white cardstock as the backing.
I'm glad to have these random things recorded, and by the way, my LA Kings won the cup last week. One of the highlights for the beginning to my summer!
If you haven't ever made a layout with some thoughts and facts, grab your kit and give it a whirl, photos not required!
Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

a Thursday quickie!

hey everyone!  just stopping by today to share a layout that i created with the June kit!

 i've really been having a hard time getting good photos of my stuff lately - the sun is either SO intense or it's cloudy and about to storm... gotta love Texas summers.

don't have much to say today, summer is definitely underway in our home & i'm sure that many of you are keeping busy (and hopefully cool!) trying to enjoy the break.

our June sketch / card challenges are in full swing, and we will be by to announce winners for last month's challenges shortly!  keep your eyes open for that & make sure you grab one of these kits from Scrapbooking Supplies R Us before they're gone and we roll on into July!

until the next time...

peace, love and stickers -
shaunnaRooskie :)

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Dare I say it...

but the June kit just might be my favorite kit so far.  The colors, the patterns, there's so much that I really love, that I can't list 'em all.  If you haven't gone to SSRU to check out the kit, you should head over there, you won't be sorry.

I wanted to share with you a special layout that I created with the kit.  This past spring, when we went home to visit my family, I was able to introduce my Grandfather to his 5th great grandson.  My mom snapped this picture of the family with my Grandfather, and I love how he and Davis are looking at each other.  It was a pretty special day.

And here's a closeup of the fabulous numbers that are in the kit.

Thanks for stopping by.  The June challenge will be up shortly, and I created one of my favorite layouts ever for the challenge, so I can't wait to share it.  

Happy Wednesday, everyone!

June2012 Card and Sketch Challenges!

HEY ALL! Holly here to share this month's challenges! The June2012 Kit is full of goodies and our challenges are full of inspiration! GREAT combination, dontcha think?!

First off we have our Card Challenge! 

This month we challenge you to 
use CIRCLES on your cards! 

Here is what our design team came up with using this month's kit, walking on sunshine:

 Card by: Amy Sotolongo

Card by: Amber Goble

Card by: Shaunna Farral

Next we have our June2012 sketch!

Create your own layout using 
The Sampler's June2012 sketch!

Sketch by: Holly King

And now a few creative takes on this sketch from our design team...

Layout by: Amy Coose

Layout by: Nancy Keslin

Here are the details for our card and layout challenge.  You have through July 19th to play along.  Enter as many times as you like. Use up some of that stash (your supplies do not have to be from a kit but we L.O.V.E. seeing those creations too!)  We will be picking a layout AND card winner.  The winners will receive a "sampling" from The Sampler.  International participants are welcome to join in the fun (just give a smidgen extra time to ship!)  Link up below via Mr. Linky! (its super easy! just copy and paste a direct link to your photo image or blog post and we will be able to find your entries!) 


ps. if you haven't already, be sure to follow The Sampler's blog for even more inspiration stuffed blog posts and spontaneous giveaways! (we have organized ones too, but, lets face it, we all like spur of the moment whims to give away some goodies!) go ahead. the button is there to the right! you know you wanna! :D

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Walking on Sunshine

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a project I made using my June kit, Walking on Sunshine.  This kit is full of some of my favorite things.  Chevrons, gingham, flowers and interesting font stickers.

I love, love, love, the view master paper in the kit.  The view master was definitely a favorite toy growing up.
There is still plenty of time to participate in the color challenge the Sampler is hosting over at Ideas for Scrapbookers, and don't forget about the sketch and card challenges here on this blog.  So many great prizes to be won!!!!



Monday, June 18, 2012

monday got you down?

Just thought I would swing by and share a little of what's perking me up RIGHT NOW!



and DEFINITELY this:

like what you see? the kits are available RIGHT NOW for sale in our shop! Check them out! and, as always, email me (holly) at holly[at]scrapbookingsuppliesrus[dot]com with ANY questions!

 sunshine&bunnies, holly*

Friday, June 15, 2012

Live Life Half full....

Happy Friday!
It's the last day of school here in Orange County, California....yippppeeeee!
I love teaching, but always look forward to the summer for travel and rest.

Today I want to share with you a card I made for my aide.
She is always one to live life half full, so I made her this card:

I used the June kit and some stamps, and love the result.
She loved it as well.
If you have scraps or love to make cards, pull out that June kit and whip up a fun card today!
Happy Friday!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

a challenge for color :)

hi everyone!  Shaunna here today to share with you another challenge that The Sampler is co-hosting with Ideas for Scrapbookers, arranged by our very own amazing Nancy Keslin :)

it's a color challenge inspired by this month's kit, "Walking on Sunshine", featuring the fun lime / plum / lemon / kraft combo.  so summery and makes me think of popsicles!  for real!  i love it!  come join in on this challenge to win some great goodies from The Sampler - you don't have to have the kit to play along, just use our photos for inspiration and have fun :)

this challenge runs through June 30th and you can get more information by visiting Ideas For Scrapbookers.  here is what we all came up with to inspire you for this one:

love every single one of these layouts and cards!!!  so many great ways to show off this kit & challenge.  you should definitely come join us for this one :)  oh, and if you haven't stopped by Scrapbooking Supplies R Us yet and snagged yourself one of these kits, you should, i know i always say that - but i really value having the supplies from these kits in my stash to play with, they are always so full of really awesome stuff!

one more thing before i go... i said this kit reminds me of popsicles... well here's a little mini treat i worked up with the scraps from the card i made for this challenge!  thanks for stopping by today :)

peace, love and stickers -

Ideas for Scrapbookers Color Challenge

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share that we are hosting a color challenge over on Ideas for Scrapbookers this month.    The colors are of course from this month's Walking on Sunshine kit, but you don't have to use the kit to play.

Please scooch over to Ideas for Scrapbookers to check out our designers work and see how you can play along for your chance at a wonderful prize.



Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Walking on Sunshine

Yep, this kit is just what the title says, a whole lot of sunshine!  I have LOVED this kit, and have already created 5 layouts from it.  It's been so much fun to create with-Holly really outdid herself putting this one together.

Today I wanted to share a layout I created about my kids and their cousin decorating some cupcakes after Christmas.  I started with one of the Heidi Swapp memory files, cut it up and the rest of the layout just fell into place.

Here's a closeup of the embellishment cluster.  I added just a couple of pieces of Washi tape, but the rest is from the kit.

You should definitely rush on over to SBRU and check out the June kit.  It's amazing!

Hope you have a happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

What I Like - Two Scoops

Hi everyone!  Nancy here.  Happy Tuesday.  I hope you are having a great day.  Me?  it is going to be hot, hot, hot and that means time to grill.  Maybe some more big, juicy, burgers?
 I love the fun patterns and colors in this kit and am so sad to see it gone, but you can still get yours here.
Be sure and check out the June, Walking on Sunshine kit from the Sampler.
Later this week we will be having a color challenge using some of the colors in this kit over at Ideas for Scrapbookers.  You won't want to miss it!



Friday, June 8, 2012

Gift Card Giving... the Creative Way...

Happy Friday (what's left of it, and for those on the East coast I'm 5 min away from it being Sat.). It's been one of THOSE know when your blog post is MIA, the students are wild and crazy due to their only being 2.5 days of school left, I signed up to work the 8th grade dance and in August it sounded great and today it made for the longest day of the was one of those :)

Anyways, today I have a gift card holder to share.
I have the most amazing teacher's aide that I wanted to thank for always going the extra mile for me.
I made her this card:
 and here is what the inside looks like:

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and have a chance to get some crafting done.
The June Sampler kit is fabulous!!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

June kit

Hello amazing colors, that are right up my alley!  The June kit is filled with so much goodness, and I couldn't wait to get to work creating.  When I saw that crabby stamp, I knew I had the perfect picture to use-

This kit is so much fun, and I can't wait to share what else I've created using it. Head over to SSRU and grab one for yourself.

Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Mixed Media + The Sampler

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share another project I did using the fabulous May kit, Two Scoops.  I loved the alphabet template in the kit and couldn't wait to use it on a canvas.
I pieced together a background using bits of scraps from the kit and then went over the template with a mixture of multi-medium and paint.  And of course, the cute polka-dot paper had to be used for her dress.  I further embellished the canvas with some of the stickers, borders and one of the cute flags...even adding bits of flocking for texture.

I had so much fun with this kit and was able to make so many projects.  That said...the June Kit, Walking on Sunshine, has been fabulous to play with as well and I am really looking forward to sharing those projects as well.

There is still plenty of time to play along in our monthly sketch and card challenges. (you don't have to have a kit to play) And we have even more fun planned for the month of June so be sure and become a follower so you can keep up with all the goings on.



Friday, June 1, 2012

A Summer Thank You...

Happy Friday!
Today I have a nice summery thank you card to share with you. If you have some pieces left of your May kit and you're not sure what to do with them, this is a great way to use them up!

Here's a look:

It is crazy bright outside at the moment so unfortunately the sun is behind my photos, but hopefully you get the idea. I cut the sun using my Silhouette Cameo and then backed it with some Hambly transparency. I punched a circle out of vellum, stamped the thanks stamp and then used a glue dot to adhere it to the sun. I love twine so I couldn't resist using some yellow twine.
It's a super easy card to make and you could easily make!
Have a lovely weekend!

REVEAL DAY: Walking on Sunshie!

Here we are! Another month and another amazing kit to share! June2012's kit is everything about happiness and being together! Remembering moments, for the better and worse! Tons of fun packed into a huge kit with a small price!

for a complete list of kit contents, pricing, and information to purchase head over to our storefront or email me at holly{at}scrapbookingsuppliesrus{dot}com!

June is going to be as action packed as ever! We have our normal card and sketch challenges posted on the 20th! (don's forget to check out May2012's challenges that are still open to submissions!) AND we will be having another BLOG HOP... AND a challenge hosted over at ideas for scrapbookers! ... AND maybe even a drop in giveaway just for funsies! NOT TO MENTION, all month our design team will be posting amazing inspiration with this month's kit (as always!)

Check back often for more detail for upcoming events, loads of inspiration and even a goodie or two!

happy friday!