Monday, December 31, 2007

Exciting things happening...

Come check out the new and exciting things we are doing in 2008!!!!

**The Paper Design Team will be showcasing TWO awesome sponsors: Cosmo Cricket and Papertrey Ink stamps
**A QUEEN of the Month will be announced....send her a RAK and YOU could be next month's queen!
**An all new MEGA challenge.....rack up those points for a prize!
**Pieces of Me year long challenge....take some time to scrap about yourself and join us in this challenge. You can do one or all of the monthly challenges in this area!
**A month long CARD challenge....make a Valentine card a week using Sandy's sketch and you could win a prize!


Keep visiting to find out more about a CYBER crop we'll be having mid-month!!!!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Inspire Me! Thursday

Ah...I haven't been spending much time in the the ole' scraproom, but I still find inspiration everywhere! Today, I stumbled upon the "featured layout" on 2peas and said, "WOW!, I want to do that!"

Here is the link. Be sure to link it back to The Shaker Box Gallery when you are done!

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 24, 2007


Merry Christmas to all! There is no Monday-Greetings from the Heart Sketch today, I'm urging all of you to give a heartfelt greeting in person to someone you care about today!

Check back later this week for an exciting announcement about something coming in January!!

I am sending Merry Christmas greetings to all who read this blog and to all my Shaker Box family. Wishing for each and every one a safe, healthy, happy holiday season! Let us enjoy tomorrow but also remember the real reason behind this holiday, the birth of Christ our Lord!


Friday, December 21, 2007

November and December Shaker Box Kits

Just a couple of thing I made using the Nov. and Dec. Kits. First one is from the Nov. Kit using paper, chipboard alphabet and tiles.

The frame used paper, rub-ons and ribbon from the Dec. Kit. Both of these kits are more than worth the price with tons of paper, embellishments, stamps, alcohol inks and ribbon. Go take a look and order yours before they are gone. Give yourself a Christmas gift!

November Kit Projects

I have enjoyed working with the Paper Trunk papers and other goodies in the November kit. Here are a few of the projects I have created with the kit so far.

A mini clipboard that can be hung from the wall or free standing. Sticker is not included with the kit.

A quick and easy cover for a plan notebook.

A coordinating holiday gift set that I like to make for teacher gifts. I made two identical sets for my son's preschool teachers. Paint, flowers and stamps are not included with the kit.

And I still have a lot of paper left over for layouts and other projects. If you have purchased the kit stop by our gallery and share your creations. We would love to see how you used the kit.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Inspire Me! Thursday

Strips of paper, I have tons of them sticking out of my scrap bin and I rarely use them. Most of them are too skinny to stamp on, so they get ignored...but I CAN'T throw them out!

Let's see what interesting ways you all can use your strips of cardstock and paper!

HERE is an example from Carrie, using them as a mat!

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Anticipation of Christmas

Less than a week to go!

For this week's Do-it Digi Challenge, scan, photograph or digitally create a Christmas list or letter to Santa. You could also use a letter from Santa or a picture with Santa. Capture a child's anticipation of Santa's arrival.

Credits can be found in the gallery at The Shaker Box. Be sure to share your layout there!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Greetings from the Heart - 12/17/07

A little early for this weeks sketch, but DH & I have a busy day tomorrow, finishing up last minute shopping, haircuts, etc. Scraplifted this sketch from, loved it so you can use up some small scraps and maybe an odd color card you have laying around (which is exactly what I did). It also covers Linda's SOS #43.

Hope all are finished with putting up decorations, shopping and can sit back and enjoy a couple of days relaxing before the big day. Finally got our tree up last week and put out a few decorations, not as many as usual but wasn't up to it this year, maybe next.

Wish all of you a great Monday, be healthy, happy and safe!

Drop on over by TSB and check out all the beautiful posts in our Gallery!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Friday Stash Challenge......

Linda has posted another great stash challenge over in the challenge forums again. This one should be fun - mix it up using a little bit of everything - something new - something not so new and as she would phrase it - something "older than dirt". See what you come up with and don't forget to share with us and link your creation for us to see!

Hope you are all enjoying the holidays with the parties and baking and creating...............and of course the might want to come check out the store over at the Shaker Box - we should be getting a picture of the December Kit up soon and you don't want to miss it! Its YUMMY!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Inspire Me! Thursday

This weeks inspiration is stencils. They were once really "hip" in the scrapbooking world and I have a bunch of them leftover!!

I have altered this one with my dd's initials with a girly flower pp and Bazzill flower. And, I even broke out the good ole' deco scissors!

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Have fun with this and link it back to The Shaker Box gallery!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Gifts of Christmas

Wow! Only 13 more days until Christmas! That means we only have 12 more days to prepare right?! I hope to get my Christmas cards in the mail tomorrow and get started on my wrapping.

It's time for the weekly Do-it Digi Challenge at The Shaker Box. This week we are sharing digital gift ideas. For teachers this year my family is using the Fresh Potpourri idea that was featured in the December/January 2008 issue of Digital Scrapbooking magazine (it is on page 54).

Check out the gallery at The Shaker Box for credits.

You will find other great gift ideas in the forums at The Shaker Box so come on over! We will soon be announcing new members to our Creative Team! It's an exciting time to be at The Shaker Box!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Monday, 12/10/07

Here's the Monday Greeting from the Heart sketch, need to finish up those last minute cards this is a quick and easy one! I have been receiving some beautiful cards from the Christmas Card Swap and even got one using one of my sketches. Thanks to all!

Finally got out tree up and decorated, hunting our wreath hanger (why is it not with the other decorations?) so need to get in the mood to wrap presents, looks a little bare under the tree. Need to get DGS's gift, at 19 and living on his own with his girl we finally decided what would work.

Hope all have a great week, be safe, healthy and happy!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

O Tannenbaum!

O Tannenbaum! O Tannenbaum!!!

Clean the area
Have a cup of good cheer
Relish the moment
Invite a friend
Separate the lights
Tinsel the baughs
Make merry the day
Ask for something simple in your stocking
Stand under the mistletoe

Tell someone you love them
Reflect on the true meaning
Echo the sweet sounding hymn of praise
Elfishly wrap the gifts

Friday, December 7, 2007

Friday's challenge

Today's SOS challenge is to use your punches, trying to use the other shapes you may have other than circles and squares, and alphabet stamps. Here is my example.

Post your take on the challenge in the gallery. We would love to see your work.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

December Digital Sponsor

This month, we are pleased to announce DeDe Smith for the Shaker Box's Digital Creative Team! If you haven't seen her stuff before, be sure to check them out. She's known for her specialty - the Tearz. The Tearz have the look of handmade tear bears (as well as other animals in her zoo collection).

Keep a look out for the latest creations of our CT, using DeDe's kits:
We'll be uploading more layouts throughout the month.

Inspire Me Thursday- Let's Recycle!!

I love getting something for nothing, and I feel like I (almost) did with these cards! I used Christmas cards from last year, that we received, and made new Christmas cards. Visit the challenge forum, try it out and link your creations back to the gallery!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Pop Art and a Digital Freebie

Wednesday's Do-it Digi Challenge is up at The Shaker Box.

This week we are trying our hand at Pop Art. Pop on over to The Shaker Box for a couple of examples and a link to one of the many tutorials out there. We can't wait to see what works of art you create (be sure to post your creations in the gallery)!

There is also a digital freebie Christmas kit on my blog today.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

LATE - Monday Greetings from the Heart

SORRY! Completely forgot to post this yesterday! Great way to use up a few small scraps of paper, a tag and scrap of ribbon or eyelet!

Only 3 weeks left until the Jolly Old Elf makes his appearance, hope you all are more prepared than I am. Haven't even put up the tree yet, guess I better get in the spirit of things. Maybe some homemade fudge and Christmas music would do the trick. Anyhow, hope all have a great week, be safe and happy!

Dive into the Paper Trunk in November!

Our November kit is full of gorgeous Paper Trunk papers and matching Bazzill cardstock. Check them out HERE. You can also see a complete list of all of the goodies that come with the kit! Hurry...get yours before they are gone!
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Sunday, December 2, 2007

gearing up for christmas...

Hope everyone is having a great weekend and getting into the Holiday spirit - decorating - making christmas cards and taking lots of pictures. The SOS stash challenge for this week is to make a christmas layout with the traditional red and greens!! I know its fun using all of the new PP and colors schemes that our out for christmas - but use up that old paper and make something fun - also use those Christmas stamps that have been collecting dust since last year. Come over and join in the fun!!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Digital Add-on Kit: Varali

Have you seen the new digital add-on kit for November? It's available now and includes 10 papers that coordinate perfectly with the November kit:

Varali by Verna Grant:

Inspire Me! Thursday

Today's inspiration is alphabets! They are so versatile, but I think we all have sheets of them that only have a handful of letters left. Today's challenge is to use those letters! You can spell shorter words like I did in my JOY card seen here in the Shaker Gallery.

Come over and join our challenges, they are lots of fun!!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Are you done with your Christmas cards?

I am not done designing my Christmas cards and I can't think of scrapbooking until that's out of the way! Even though I am doing them digitally, I want to do a few different cards. I do have a draft of one, but really need to get cranking on the others! I think I captured another picture to use today!

For this week's Do-it Digi Challenge I want to see your Christmas card(s)! If you're not done with yours yet either, maybe we can all inspire each other! Be sure to post yours in the gallery at The Shaker Box!

Monday, November 26, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007

Wow, hard to believe only 4 days until December! Where has this year gone, just seems to go faster each year!

Here is the CC Sketch for today over at the Shaker Box, check it out and post a few to get a headstart on those Christmas Cards.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving! Get Inspired!

Happy Turkey Day to all!! This year I am thankful to have American friends here in England so that I can celebrate Thanksgiving with them! And, of course, I am thankful for my family and friends!

This week my inspiration came from the cover of a catalogue! I thought it was an absolutely delicious way of presenting a Christmas tree! I've seen this color combination alot this year also. Lots of pinks and blues and bright green!
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Here is my example I didn't do the same colors, or individual pieces. I used polka-dot paper (another hot item in the scrapbooking world!).

So, I hope this inspires you to create! It would be great on a layout also! Be sure to link you creation back to the gallery! There are lots of other beautiful cards and layouts to inspire you there!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Show us what you are thankful for!

Well, it's Wednesday again so it's time for the weekly Do-it Digi Challenge. I know it's not very original, but since we are celebrating Thanksgiving this week in the US, do a layout that shows what you are thankful for. Be sure to use the word thankful or grateful on your layout. I have some thankfulness and gratefulness word art on my freebies blog this week if you are interested.

Be sure to share your creation with us in the gallery at The Shaker Box so we can leave you some love!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


What amazing stamps Kat Stamps ( sent us this month!!!! These are the clear, acrylic stamps which make it so easy to stamp! I embossed the fans in gold. Go check out her site and get yourself some of these stamps! Also, check out the Kat Stamps gallery at the Shaker Box for other great samples of her stamps!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

How exciting, I can't imagine being brave enough to go up and introduce myself. Lucky You!! Love that lo with Baylee and you deserved to be the winner. You are such an inspiration to me and I love seeing and reading about your awesome family!

Monday, November 19, 2007


I completely forgot to post a link to the sketch! DUH!!

Just click to check it out: [url-]CC Sketch 11/19/07[/url]

Monday, November 19, 2007

Good Afternoon, a little late since I leave so early for my treatment. Today's Creative Card Sketch is lifted from Loved using this sketch so get out those Christmas papers and make a few cards.

Friday, November 16, 2007

November Kit is HERE!

Oh this kit is one of my fav kits so far! I love the Paper Trunk paper with its rich colors and vibrant designs. Simply gorgeous!!! Subscriptions as low as $23.99/mos plus shipping. Get yours before they are all gone!

This kit includes the following:

Bazzill Textured: Dark Chocolate 12x12 1 sheet
Bazzill Textured: Palo Verde 12x12 1 sheet
Bazzill Textured: Blackbird 12x12 1 sheet
Bazzill Textured: Witch Hazel 12x12 1 sheet

Patterned: (all double-sided)
Paper Trunk Batik Divine 12x12 2 sheets
Paper Trunk Batik Alluring 12x12 2 sheets
Paper Trunk Batik Lovely 12x12 2 sheets
Paper Trunk Batik Marvelous 12x12 2 sheets
Paper Trunk Batik Exquisite 12x12 2 sheets
Paper Trunk Batik Ravishing 2x12 2 sheets

Scrappy Goodness:
Imaginisce Double Foam Stamp: Go For Baroque/Emperor Tulip = 2 stamps
Tim Holtz Adirondack Alchohol Ink Espresso - 1
Heidi Swapp Ledger Lemonade Stand Chipboard Alpha - 175 pieces - Full Set = 4 sheets of alphas
American Crafts MiniMarks Rubons - 2 3/4 inch wide sheet(s) of rubons
Art Emboss Metal Embossed Border Self-Adhesive - 1 border
Imaginisce Sands of Time Brads Assorted Colors - 6
Karen Foster Festive Sparkle Brads Assorted Colors/Size - 3
Plaid Blended Mosaic Tiles Assorted Colors/Sizes - 10 tiles
May Arts Green Satin Sheer Loop Ribbon - 1 yard
May Arts Creme Raffia - 1 yard

Additional Kit Pictures:

To purchase or for more information, please click here.

Friday Stash Challenge

This Friday's Stash Challenge invovles foam stamps. When these first came out I had to have them in my stash, I just thought they were cool. Lately I have let them sit on the shelf just collecting dust. It is time to dust off your foam stamps and use them with paint or ink. And don't forget to add something blue to your project. Stop by and post your project in our gallery, we'd love to see what you created.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Inspire Me! Thursday

Today our inspiration piece is SEQUINS!! These inexpensive little things can really jazz up a card or layout, and they come in a huge array of colors, sizes and shapes!

Here is the link to the Challenge!

Dig those sequins out and use them up! Don't forget to post your accomplishments in our Gallery!,

Here are a couple of cards that I did!
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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Everything Old is New Again

Last week's do-it digi challenge we were using elements that we recently purchased (maybe from all of the Digital Scrapbooking Day sales).

This week I want you to look at your digi scrapping papers and elements to find something old to use! Be sure to post your creation in the gallery at The Shaker Box so we can leave you some love!

I started digi scrapping back in the fall of 2005. I have deleted a lot of stuff since then, but I know I still have a couple of the very first kits that I bought. This week I'm going to "dust them off" and put them to use!

Think you have to use the latest and greatest releases to get published? Think again! As I was thinking about those older kits, it dawned on me that the layout that I had published this year came mostly from those original kits!

Here's the layout if you are interested. (It's the one on the top right).

Can't wait to see what you create!

Have a great week!


Friday, November 9, 2007

Are you Hungry???

If you are - come over the the Shaker Box MENU challenge and give it a try - Thanksgiving is right around the corner - this way you can eat all you want without the calories!!

Hey - are you ready for an early Thanksgiving Dinner....... We will try a little something new for November too since Allies Treat challenge was so fun. I'm going to make a list of Yummy Thanksgiving foods and your going to have to decide on ONLY 5 things to put on your 'Plate'. If your still hungry then you'll have to choose a 2nd Plate! I might have to have to plates myself because this food is all so dang good. So you'll have until Monday November 12th to make your choices. You will have till the end of November to do you Layouts and link them back here! There are 3 categories make sure you choose at least one Appetizer, 3 from the Main Course and one dessert.

Come on over to and check out what we have to offer on the MENU . Make sure you link your creations to this thread!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Digital CT Call

The Shaker Box is looking for a few dedicated CT members.

Do you want to join a fun, energetic group who likes to create with each other and motivate one another? We love to try new things and we have great sponsors to boot! If you think you have what it takes, please throw your hat in the ring! We would love to have you!

-Work with our sponsors' kits and create two layouts per kit.
-Be active in our message board and gallery.
-Promote the Shaker Box and sport our blinkie, where allowed.

Please email your applications between Nov 1-30 to
with your name, link to your most complete gallery, and a short bio.

We will also have guest CT spots open!

Announcement of the new team members will be made Dec. 5.

Inspire Me...Get Wired!! Challenge

I know alot of us scrappers have things in our stash that we just "had to have" but they haven't seen the sun in years! For me, one of those items is wire! I have the cutest little box of colored wire that resides way in the back of a drawer! I got it out, and used it! Now it's your turn!! Visit The Shaker Box Challenge forum and join us in using up those things that we've forgotten about!

Happy Scrapping! And be sure to link your work to The Shaker Box Gallery so that we can all drool over it!

Here is my example:
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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

What's New?

Welcome to Wednesday and the Do-it Digi Challenge at The Shaker Box!

With all of the Digital Scrapbooking Day sales this past weekend maybe you purchased something new. For this week's challenge I want you to create a layout showing off your new purchases. If you didn't shop on DSD, just use something that you recently purchased.

I can't wait to use some of my new goodies and I can't wait to see what you create!

Make sure you post your design in the gallery at The Shaker Box - we'll be sure to leave you some love!

Monday, November 5, 2007

Monday 11/5/07 Greetings from the Heart

Good Monday morning, been a quiet weekend at The Shaker Box. Here is a new Creative Card Sketch to get the week started:

Don't forget to check out the Shaker Gallery for a bunch of beautiful lo's. Here's wishing all a great week!

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day

Don't forget we've got a digital at The Shaker Box too!

Have a great day!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Fun and Fabulous Challenges!

This Friday's Limited Supplies challenge is to use stripe pattern paper, word/phrase sticker and leaves. There are lots of fun possiblities here for using up your stash, make a title out of word stickers or doodle your leaves. Post your creations in our gallery for all to admire.

Here is my example

Alli has also started a month long Alphabet challenge. Use your creations to fill up the alphabet but you can only use one letter per creation. I'm looking forward to trying to get all my letters filled up.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Get framed!! Inspire Me Challenge!

This week I was inspired by an article in an UK scrapbook magazine (it's called Scrapbook Magazine!) to use frames in layouts. Not just any old frame, but fresh and fun frames! I chose to do my framing with ribbon and another with chipboard shapes! The challenge is to come up with something unique to frame your photos in your layout! Visit the Inspiration Forum, there are lots of fun Can't wait to see what you come up with. When you are done, make sure to link your work back to the Members Gallery so that we can all oooooh and aaaaah over it!! (and of course, get inspiration from YOU!)

Here are a couple of examples that I did!
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Wednesday, October 31, 2007

New Monthly Challenge!!!!

Come join us for a month long ABC challenge.....can YOU fill in all the letters by the end of the month????

It's simple...for each layout, card, altered project you make, look at the elements/techniques/theme and assign it a letter....for example..did you use BUTTONS? Then you could put the link down for B...if the layout was HALLOWEEN, then you could put the link for H!

Come check it out....

Happy Halloween!

This week's Do-it Digi Challenge at The Shaker Box is a GORGEOUS color challenge!

Here is my layout:

Head on over to The Shaker Box forum to get details on the challenge and to the gallery for my credits (and to post your own layout - we promise to leave you some love)!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

BOO! come sketch with me!!!

I love sketches... I think they lend themselves over and over again.. this will be part of a 2 page LO but this will stand alone.. like any mommy EVER takes just 2 photos of their little monster on Halloween! ha!

don't forget to give TSB the credit and show us what you did in our gallery!!!
Happy Halloween!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Its Friday..............

Its time for another SOS challenge - i know we all need to try and use up our stash - and since its a holiday month and it is almost over we better squeeze in a Halloween challenge - dont ya think! I'm horrible at doing my holiday layouts - so maybe this is the push we all need!

Patterned Paper - We all have some Halloween Paper laying around don't we - i am not big on themed paper - but lets give it a try!
Stencil - do any of you have stencils of shapes from back in the day - I have a ton of them so use your stencils - wether they are Alphabet or shapes or even themed - i have a great Halloween one!
Paint - I LOVE PAINT - and i have alot of it - get out your paint and be creative - paint your stencils - or use it for your background!

Lets see what we can come up with - link your creations here so we can all see.

Hope everyone has a great weekend - remember to scrap scrap scrap!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Stick With It! Inspiration Challenge

We've all got them...but do we use them?? Straight pins, safety pins, even bobbie pins!! I have cute little jars full of these, and they end up being a decoration and not a scrapping tool. And, I bet you digi gals have them hidden somewhere in your computer!
So, I guess I just needed a "poke" to remind me to use them. Here is your POKE....let's see what you can do with some pins. OH, and be careful not to hurt yourself!!

Here is a link to the challenge and here are my examples!

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Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Soup's On!

This week's Do-it Digi challenge is Alphabet Soup.

Use various alphas in your title.

Traditional scrappers are welcome to play along.

Need some alphas? I have featured some freebies on my blog over the past few months. You can find them at Art You Special (keep in mind that some of the links for the older alphas may have expired, but there are two brand new, festive alphas that were featured just today)!

Go on - mix it up! Don't forget to share your layout with us in the gallery at The Shaker Box so we can leave you some love!

Here is mine:

See the gallery at The Shaker Box for credits.

Monday, October 22, 2007

Monday Morning 10-22-07

Good Morning! Yea, it is raining here and a cold front is coming through as I type. So glad to see the temps back down in the low 80's and high 70's and we truly needed the rain.

Check out today's Monday/Greetings from the Heart and see the new sketch I posted. I scraplifted this sketch from Allie. Here is my sample:

Also check out the October contest with a small RAK for the winner. You know you have a few Halloween or Fall themed cards to make and get in the mail.

Hope all have a safe and healthy Monday!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Prima.. how do I love thee>>>>

I love thee with
General Watercolors and an EK Success brush

I love the with
Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol

I love thee with
Craft T chalks that shimmer and shine

I love thee with
gems that are supposed to adorn a cell phone for Paris Hilton

I love thee with
an Xacto knife... all cut up like lace waiting for my wandering muse to capture my eye!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Ever Wondered How to Fix those Old Photos??

Are you ready to learn how to repair scratches in your photos?? With my tutorial you can have results like this:

It's really easy and so much fun to do! So let's get started!

Download the tutorial:

PHOTO FIX: How to Get Rid of Scratches Using CS3

and if you would like to practice on the sample image, simply click HERE then right click to save it to your computer.

Again, thanks so much! Stick around the chat for some great ribbon RAKS too!!!

Come on over to DragonFlaire for an ALL DAY SPA DAY!!

Friday, October 19, 2007

Happy Friday

I have enjoyed working with the October kit. I really enjoyed working with the Spring colors and thought they were perfect for an Easter layout.

For each layout I make I try to use something from my stash. For this one it was my scalloped scissors that I have had since I first started scrapbooking over 7 years ago. Each Friday we have a use your stash challenge. After you complete the challenge post it in our gallery, we would love to see what you have created.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Inspire Me! Thursday

Ever since joining The Shaker Box, I have admired Twistedsoda's work. She is a true artist in every form. Her writing is amazing, her artwork is amazing, and her scrapbooking is like nothing i've ever seen! So, one of her many fabulous layouts is our inspiration for this week!

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Visit The Shaker Box challenge forum. I am sure you can find something here to inspire something wonderful! Make sure to post it in our Members Gallery so that we can see your work!

Happy Scrapping!

p.s. We have revived the Color Challenge, check it out here.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Do-it Digi

The Do-it Digi Wednesday Challenge is up in the forum at The Shaker Box. This week I challenge you to use cardboard in one of your layouts (traditional scrappers are welcome to play along). Don't forget to post your layout (or card) in gallery at The Shaker Box so that we can leave you some love! Need some digital cardboard? Here is a freebie that I featured on my freebie blog, Art You Special. Be sure to scroll down on the Hodge Podge blog - there are two cardboard collections.

Don't forget about the online store at The Shaker Box. In addition to the monthly traditional scrapbooking kit there are digital collections as well. The Memory Project crop that goes hand in hand with the charity kit in the store is this coming Saturday so if you would like to help share the love of scrapbooking with families whose children are being treated at Nationwide Children's Hospital, be sure to purchase your kit today (it includes $7.00 in coupons)!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Monday, October 15, 2007

Hard to believe it is only a couple of weeks until Halloween. Take a few minutes to check out today's Greetings from the Heart Sketch and join in this months challenge for a RAK. This was a quick one using OLD scrap PP, clips and fiber, love using up those OLD items in my stash.
While visiting TSB, check out this Month's Menu Challenge. Allie has come up with a super fun challenge using No Calorie Candy!
Our Gallery has really been busy this weekend with tons of inspiring LO's and Cards, can't wait to see what you can add to it. Hope all have a great day!

Friday, October 12, 2007

October Kit preview

Okay ladies - their are so many goodies in the October kit. My Favorite was the paper - this prima is to die for - seriously. And there is soooo much of it. And the bling.......well, i will just make you wait - but i will show you a sneaky peaky of a card that i made last night. I'm frantically working to get all my projects done before Monday.

So the cardstock and the Patterned paper and the black flowers (who would have thought black flowers....but they look so good with the paper in the kit) are all from the kit.

Also we have lots of fun challenges going on over at the Shaker Box . Hurry and check out the Menu Challenge that Alli has posted this month. She listed a whole bunch of different kind of Candy and you have to choose five of those - kinda like Trick or Treating. You can have as many bags as you like - and in the next day or two - Alli will post which items go with which candy and thats what you will use to create your Layout! Sound fun?? Go check it out soon before the list is posted!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

October Digi CT Sponsor

Every month The Shaker Box has a new sponsor for the digital CT. This month we get the wonderfully, talented Jenna Nelson of Little Bird Design! Keep looking out for some great creations by our CT using her designs in our CT Sponsor Galleries.

Here is a preview of her latest kit, Feathered Friend:

Inspire Me! Thursday

There are SO many places to find inspiration in scrapbooking. In the scrapbook world alone there are galleries, blogs, idea books, monthly publications, manufacturers websites.....and then there is the rest of the world!! You can find inspiration almost anywhere, check out billboards, magazine articles and advertisements, art....the possibilities are endless. Here at The Shaker Box we have an Inspire Me Challenge every Thursday. I pick something that has inspired me and post it for everyone to draw inspiration from! It's great to see what everyone comes up with and how differently things can be interpretted!

This weeks inspirations comes from an idea book that I have. I have a bunch on my shelf, but tend to ignore them! The idea book that I am using is Autumn Leaves "designing with paper'. (if you have it...turn to page 47). My example is below, and I will post the layout that I am using it on later!

So, the challenge is to make a tag like this AND use it on a layout or card! I chose a heart, but you can use any shape (heart, flower, star, xmas tree). All you need is a tag, some scrap cs to back it and adhere all of the little dots that you punch out of scrap paper with your hole punch!! A little glue, faux or real stitching and voila'! I'll be posting my LO a little later!

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Thursday, October 11, 2007

Hi All, busy week so far and I completely forgot to post this past Monday, Sorry!

Yesterday was my 65th birthday and I had a great day! DH & I drove about 2 1/2 hrs. to have lunch at a little diner that was featured a few weeks ago on the Food Networks Diners, Drive-ins and Dives show (check it out at Love that show, the host travels across the US and stops at all the neat off the beaten track restaurants. This one happened to be close enough to check out. We had the most amazing lunch, DH had chicken fried steak and I had an Italian Sausage with grilled green peppers and onions on a Kaiser roll. DH ended up eating most of his and half of mine. For dessert they had Cheesecake all the way from New York, WOW! Needless to say we suffered all the way home from overeating. Took a few pics so will definitely be a page for our album.

Please stop by The Shaker Box and check out the upcoming October Shaker Kit, it is loaded with all sorts of goodies. Take a Sneak Peek at:]. Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

There is Digi at The Shaker Box too!

This week's Do-it Digi challenge is up. Does fall make you want to wrap up? When you do your next layout, wrap it up with ribbon! Wrap a picture, a frame or the whole layout!

Here are some freebies that I spotlighted on my blog that will help you out:

Make sure to post your layout in the gallery at The Shaker Box so we can leave you some love! I can't wait to see what you create!

Here is a quick page for you from the charity collaboration kit that I coordinated - Children's Rainbow of Hope. The kit can be purchased at The Shaker Box.

The proceeds from the kit will benefit the Columbus Blue Jackets Family Resource Center at Children’s Hospital. The Center is building a scrapbooking program for patient families, as a means to document the treatment and recovery process or to serve as a respite from the rigors of a hospital stay. Share your love of scrapbooking and purchase Children’s Rainbow of Hope today!

This is one of my Gradient Grunge papers with two of my Infinite Solids papers.

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Friday, October 5, 2007

Stash Friday

This week's stash challenge is fall related in honor of October and because I love this time of year. Use one or all from the supply list of: fall colors, buttons and fibers.

Here is my example, I just used fall colors for this card.

After you take the challenge, come post it in our gallery. We would love to see what you did.