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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