Friday, November 30, 2012

Hello, Hello

Hi everyone! It’s your resident challenge coordinator, but I’m not here to challenge you today. Instead, I’d like to share a page I made with the fabulous November “Home Sweet Home” kit from The Sampler. I shared a very feminine page for the challenge post, and I wanted to show that the kit is versatile enough to use for a masculine page as well.

I chose the darker colors in the kit and the simpler patterns. I didn't use any of the floral paper or embellishments on my design. The large camera worked really well as a big, eye-catching element. I took one of the chipboard stickers apart to use the wooden circle, and I layered a piece of flair on top of it. It adds just enough dimension to make it pop!

Part of the title was cut from a Simple Stories card, and I added a sticker to it. The journaling is all about how similar my husband and son can be, so I thought repeating the title would be fun. The apple paper goes with the theme as well because it reminds me of the saying, "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree."

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Happy Anniversary Card...

Happy Friday!
So glad it's Friday!! How about you?
It's been raining and drizzling all day here in So Cal, perfect creating and hot chocolate weather, but not the greatest weather to photograph in.
Here is the anniversary card I made with the November Kit:
I love having a variety of cards on hand to send to friends and family.
Next Friday I will be back with all of my projects from the November kit and a one from the December kit! So excited it's almost December!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

a quick little Sample :)

hi everyone!  Shaunna in today - Amy C. and i have switched days this week, so she will be posting tomorrow :)

just wanted to share another quick and easy card with you that i created with the November kit. I even dug out my punches... (gasp!) to do the little hearts:

so, let this inspire you to dig something out of your stash you haven't used in a while!  i was pleased to see all my punches in neat rows in their box; and completely forgot about some of them.  you never know where that inspiration could take you!

if you haven't gotten this month's kit yet, visit Scrapbooking Supplies R Us to snag one and stock up on your last minute holiday crafty needs :)

come back tomorrow to see what Amy has to share!!!

<3 shaunnaRooskie :D

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Hello Beautiful

Hi everyone, Nancy here today to share with you a project I made using this month's Home Sweet Home kit from the Sampler.  I have really been enjoying the wonderful textures and colors in this month's kit and think this might be my favorite project this month.
I am still learning about my light box, so forgive the funky shadows.  I think I may need more lights.  The three I have just don't seem to be enough and if I move them...well, you can see the funky glare coming from the left.  sigh....
I used a sketch from Page Drafts to help create this project.  If you haven't had a chance to check out their sketches, you totally should.

And speaking of sketches....You should definitely check out the sketch and card challenges here on the Sampler blog!  Lots of cool prizes to be won and no purchase necessary!  So...come and play!



Sunday, November 25, 2012

long time no see!

hi everyone!  Shaunna here :)  it has been a little bit since i posted and i am glad to be back!!  i've been working a TON with the November kit, and really love it so much!!!  lots of pretty pretty things to play with.  so far i've cranked out three cards with this kit, and i really love them all:

the middle one is really my most favorite :)

the one from the challenge was also very inspired... Heather's sketch + the fun strip i cut off the AC paper really drove this layout (and stretched my kit even further by using a piece that would generally be discarded!  it was perfect for my card!)  i mashed in some fun things i had in my stash from previous kits to boost a few of these up, too.

one more card, something i played around with out of leftover pieces from last month's kit, trying out a possible Christmas card idea:

the gray/cream polka paper is one of my favorites right now... i NEED to use it on a Christmas card!  with snowflakes!

well that's about all from me :)  for now anyway.  i promise i won't be so long again between posts - i'm working on some really fun stuff over here... along with my December Daily (the only personal project i have going right now, since i can't seem to find time for anything else!) and i'm really hoping to be able to complete that this year... it's something i really wanted to do last year (and have a GORGEOUS book for) so i'm really trying to focus on sticking with it.  just a few more days and we'll see how it goes!

thanks so much for visiting today!  don't forget about this month's challenges - and congrats to last month's challenge winners!  enjoy your swag!!!  also if you haven't grabbed this month's kit yet, now would be a great time for an early Christmas present (hint hint!)

i hope everyone had a safe and happy holiday / shopping weekend and continue to enjoy that good food throughout the week ;)  

shaunnaRooskie :)

Saturday, November 24, 2012

October 2012 Challenge Winners

As your official challenge coordinator, I got the honor of choosing the October 2012 challenge winners! I used to pull names and the winners are...

Thank goodness for the random number generator because I would've never been able to choose. Everyone did an amazing job and we really appreciate your participation. Winners, please send your shipping information to holly{AT}scrapbookingsuppliesrus{DOT}com!

Don't forget to check out the November challenges. There's still plenty of time to participate to win a sampling of goodies from The Sampler.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

I'm thankful for family.

We are gearing up for Thanksgiving here at my house, and during this busy season, it's nice to take a few moments out of my hectic schedule to remember what I'm thankful for.  My family is my rock, my heart, my soul. The November kit was perfect for a layout about my mom and stepdad's relationship with my kiddos.

I used my Cameo to cut out the hearts and title.  Here are some closeups:

Don't forget to check out our card and sketch challenge!  You can find all the info on that here.

If you celebrate Thanksgiving, I hope you have a blessed and thankful day!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

November 2012 Challenges

  Hello Sampler fans! I know you're all waiting to see the fabulous November challenges and examples. Right?

This is the November card sketch. I hope it inspires you to make something pretty! Make sure you link your cards at the end of this post to be entered into the challenge.

The design team came up with some fantastic examples using the November kit called Home Sweet Home.

Card By: Amy Sotolongo

Card By: Heather Landry

Card By: Shaunna Farral

Next, we have the awesome November 2012 layout sketch created by Holly! To participate, use the sketch as inspiration to create your own page.

The design team did an amazing job creating example layouts for this sketch as well. They are all rockin' that Home Sweet Home kit!

Layout By: Nancy Keslin

Layout By: Heather Landry

Layout By: Amy Coose

Here are the details for our card and layout challenge. You have through November 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. (It's 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.) Don't forget to become a follower for more inspiration and news about all of the good stuff going on at The Sampler.

Thursday, November 15, 2012


Happy Friday!
I hope you have wonderful weekend plans.
Today I have a fun card to share:
We didn't have much sun today in So Cal so I had to photo indoors. I love sending friends a fun hello card, so I made this one for my stash of cards.
This month's kit is packed full of fun colors that are perfect for any type layout.
I love the fall feel of this card.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hello Autumn

This kit is perfect for those Fall pictures.  I had a blast creating this layout using some of my favorite fall pictures.

Here are some closeups.  I added a few Chic Tags from my stash, but everything else is included in the kit.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hello, My Name Is.....

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a project I made using this month's kit, Home, Sweet Home.  This kit has such a great mix of colors it works well for both feminine and masculine projects.

Don't forget that there is still time to enter this month's sketch and card challenges.  You don't need to purchase a kit to play and you could win some fabulous prizes.



Saturday, November 10, 2012

You @ eleven

When I received this month's kit, Home Sweet Home, I couldn't wait to get creating with it.  As soon as I saw the amazing SNAP goodies, I was in love!  It was perfect for a layout about my sweet girl turning eleven.

I used my cameo to cut out the title which went perfectly with the camera on the Snap journaling sheet.

This kit is amazing, so head over to SSRU and pick yours up quick!  Have a great Saturday!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Reveal Day: Novemer2012!

HEY EVERYONE! I am super excited about this month's kit. So excited, I just about forgot to share it with everyone else! We've dubbed November's kit "Home Sweet Home" because it reminds us of a comfortable fall day at home with the family. Fun but totally chill and way awesome!

Check it out for yourself! 

As always, check out the storefront to purchase a kit of your own or check out the full details (there are a couple things not photographed this month) OR email holly (at holly{at}scrapbookingsuppliesrus{dot}com) if you have any questions!

Happy November Everyone!

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Big Smile

Hi everyone!  Nancy here today to share with you a project I made with the November kit.  It isn't up in the store quite yet...but it will be...and it is FABULOUS!  Every month these kits get better and better.

(Colors are a little washed out here...sorry)
Keep your eye out later today for photos of the full won't be disappointed   And be sure to check out our card and sketch challenges.  No need to purchase a kit...and you could win some fabulous prizes.



Thursday, November 1, 2012

6x12 love.

hi all!  Shaunna here, just dropping in to share ANOTHER 6x12 i made with the October kit, and wrap things up before we roll out the November goodies!

first of all, let me just thank Holly profusely again for inspiring me to get back into 6x12s!  i'm so in love!!!  they are so easy to create and i didn't really have a specific idea in mind for either one that i created with last month's kit -- i just sat down with it in mind that i was making a 6x12 and these two pages just flowed right out!

thanks for visiting us today!  don't forget you still have plenty of time to play along with the October challenges :) 

hope all had a Happy, safe Halloween and are weathering the weather wherever you are!

shaunnaRooskie :D