Monday, October 24, 2011

LOTW at The Scrappers Outlet

I am lucky enough to be able to pick this weeks Layout of the Week for The Scrappers Outlet....

So this week I have chosen a super cute layout by Anita.
Such a gorgeous photo and love the flowers..

WTG, Anita.

TFL, M x

MAS October Challenge....

Here's Mad about Scrappin's  prize for this months competition.
Its the 12 x 12 Victoria Gardens ...Collection Kit from Echo Park.
All you have to do is complete the challenge for this month - Create a layout using 4 papers, 3 photos, 2 ribbons and a 1 word title.
Here's mine....
Layouts must be uploaded here by the 25th of this month!!
Good Luck!!
TFL, M x

Friday, October 21, 2011

"Out of the Box with Helmar" October Challenge

Ok Helmar Fans........ There's still a few days left to get crafting up a Helmar storm...

It is time to think and create "Out of the Box with Helmar" in October!

Yep, we are digging deep and challenging you to Glue Outside the Box!

October is about Fall, Spooky Things and Halloween.

So what scares you creatively? Is there a Helmar adhesive or art medium you have not picked up and played with?

Time to challenge yourself! So this month dig out those Helmar products..........we have a ton for you to choose from:

So time to Scrap off the page and show us what you got.

Again, our amazing Design Team Member, Lydell Quin has a sketch to inspire you and get you to think outside the box!

My take on the sketch

Close up

I got creative with some Helmar Crackle Medium and a piece of heavy weight card.
Love the finally crackled effect it gave the boring background.

All you have to do is up-load your project (remember it is not limited to just a layout!) and you are automatically entered to win some Helmar Goodness.

We select a random winner each month so a great way to get Helmar products into your hot hands!

Head over to the Helmar Blog to check out all the other entries and get creative!

TFL, M x


Seeing October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Fiskars  thought it would be fun to have a


month their help raise Awareness of this horrible form of Cancer.......I'm sure we have all been effected by Cancer in some way.....through family or friends....

We would like our readers to do a few things for us this month.

1) Have a check up with your in for a Mammogram ladies
2) Reach out to those you know who are doing it tough at the moment
3)We challenge you to Create something PINK and share it with us on here could be a Card,Sewing projects,Layout,Canvas,Painting.....just something crafty ...but you must use at least one Fiskars Tool.

Take a pic of your project and send it through to by the end of October.......and you could win yourself some Fiskars Craft Tools.

We'll make sure that the NEW Fiskars Rotary Cutter as featured below is one of your prizes....share with us your favourite sewing OR papercraft tip

REMEMBER let's all THINK PINK during OCTOBER !!!!!
You have until October 31st to get those entries in.....good luck...can't wait to see what others come up with.

TFL, M x

Helmar Design Team Call - 2011/12

Helmar USA, Inc, distributes Helmar Adhesives & Art Mediums. Have you had dreams at night that adhesives would land on your doorstep? Do you want to be a part of one of the most creative teams and work with products from the most amazing manufacturers? Well, that dream can come true…….Helmar USA, Inc. wants YOU to become a member of our Design Team!

We are looking for new Helmar Design Team Members!!! We are looking for enthusiastic, dedicated designers and paper crafters to serve a six-month term beginning November 1, 2011 (Continuation of the term will be determined by both parties at the end of six months.)
As a Design Team Member, you will receive:
*Advance releases of products!


*Endorsement fees for published layouts and projects!

*Payment for projects used for trade shows!

*The latest & greatest products from our Preferred Vendors (USA)!

Helmar Design Team Members are required to:

•Dedication to a minimum of (2) blog posts per month. More are LOVELY!

•Dedication to your personal blogs which means keeping them fresh and mentioning Helmar products (we will do our best to promote you personally as well which is a win-win for everyone). Keeping them fresh and new is important.

•Involvement with social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Facebook at minimum is required. This is the future for the industry and plays an even bigger part now than publications.

•Dedication to our preferred vendors. They treat us great! We work very hard to secure those relationships.

•Optional...Teaching experience. We are expanding our marketing efforts and the best way to do this is by demonstration and teaching.

•Another great plus is video tutorials.....and step-by-step projects or kits featuring Helmar products.

•Members are asked to submit their monthly Helmar projects for possible publication in crafting magazines and idea books.

•Members will also complete special projects as requested by Helmar to be used for trade shows, catalogs, promotional items, and various other venues.

Interested applicants should send the following in a single email:

1.Name, address, daytime & evening phone numbers, and email address (USA, Canadian, Australian & New Zealand applicants only, please due to shipping constraints). Current and prior Design Team Members welcome to apply!

2.Please indicate if you are applying to be a Design Team Member or Educator.

3.Short biography

4.Links to any on-line galleries and/or blog

5.Link to Facebook/Twitter Pages

6.List of other design teams in which you are currently or were previously a member. NOTE: Members are encouraged to be on other design teams (except for competing adhesive companies) and partner their products with Helmar Adhesives & Art Mediums.

7.A brief paragraph stating why you would like to be a member of our Design Team.

8.Three example projects (layouts, altered projects paper crafting projects, etc.) no larger than 150k each – Make sure to list any special adhesive techniques used and list the Helmar products. NOTE: You are not required to use Helmar adhesives for your application however, that is preferred so we see how creative you are with our products.

9.Anything else you want us to know about you…..what sets you apart from the rest? We want to see your enthusiasm!

10.Optional: Please provide Links to your YouTube or Ustream page including a link to a video showing your demonstration or teaching techniques. Please do not send the video in your email (only a link).

Please submit the above information to by October 26, 2011. No late entries will be accepted. The new Design Team members will be announced on our website.

For additional information on our products, visit our design team blog. Feel free to EMAIL any questions to

Thursday, October 13, 2011

MAS October Kit

Once again I have been scrapping up a storm for Mad about Scrappin.

This month like last month I was sent a great pack to work with.

Check out this range by Fancy Pants - It's the little things.

Here's this months kit and you had better be quick there is only 1 left !!!!

I was sent some of this range to play with along with some lace, string of pearls, trinket pin and some pebbles (which I must say I have never been game to work with but are really lots of fun !).

I had so much fun playing around with this kit as it really lends itself to may different types of styles and layouts as you will see by what I created.

Layout 1

Layout 2

Layout 3

Why not check out what everyone else created with this months kits here.

TFL, M x

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

SWV October Challenge

Looking for a bit of inspiration this month...
Jules, at Scrapping with V, found this lovely picture on Pinterest (via Color Seeds) and just couldn't resist.

She decided it was perfect for the October Inspiration Challenge. Use it as your inspiration - you can take the colours, picture, design, or any aspect you want, to inspire your creativity

Here's my take on this inspiration.
Now, it's your turn. You have until the end of October to get your entry in.
Please send your layout to scrapbookkitswithjules@gmail

All challenge entries will be in with a chance to win a Limited Edition Kit from the store.

Don't forget to give it a go.

TFL, M x

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

SWV October Kit

Looking for a few fun layouts to do up this month...

Then head over to Scrapping with V and check out my Design Team kits for this month.... there is only TWO  kit left... selling like hot cakes...

Here's the layouts you can create with this months kit.

Layout 1 - Friends

Layout 2 - Home Sweet Home

Layout 3 - Just You

Included in kit:

2 sheets card stock, 3 sheets Graphic 45 papers, Twiddleybitz chipboard borders, Creative Imaginations Epoxy Rhinestone alphabet, mixed flowers, rhinestone brads, rhinestone buckle, Bo-Bunny trinkets, doily, lace and various ribbons. Instructions also included.

Additional Items Required:

Floral stamp, script stamp, inks (as desired), template for dress form and tree trunk, Glimmer mist (if desired), journalling spot stamp, mini alphas, scraps of Kraft card stock, small piece of white ribbon, journalling pen, adhesive of choice, photos

Why not head over the Scrapping with V and check it all out.

TFL, M xxx

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Busy Birthday Month AGAIN !!!!!!

All I seem to be doing lately is making birthday cards....

I decided to get on top of things and get October's birthday cards all done and dusted before they crept up on me and I forgot someone.

This year however, October is a little busier on the cards front more than usual, as we have new friends and work colleagues baby birthdays to add to the "to make" list.

So I decided to go with a keep it simple theme as creating all these cards quickly was my aim..

plus quite a few were for male friends too... that just don't do the whole scrap booking thing.. wink wink..

My son, Nate's birthday card.. nice and bright and 3D thanks to a few Helmar Zapdots on the journal spot

My niece, Chelsea's card...nice and quick and simple with a few Helmar Zapdots again on the journal spot

My Father in Law's card made with a little help from Helmar 450 to make the flower and Helmar Liquid Scrap dots to hold the flower and trinket pins nicely

My Brother in Law, Keven's card.. keep it masculine and simple with a little help from Helmar Zapdots
For a friend's son, Tom.. a teenage boy card is harder to make I find... but with a few stamps and a journal spot held together with Helmar Zapdots it was easy

Our friend, Ian's big one... turning 50 in style with a little help from Helmar Liquid Scrap dots on the metal embellishment and Helmar Zapdots on the journal spot


lucky last for the month
My husband's work colleagues son's 1st birthday.. unfortunately we will be away for the party but I still wanted to give him something for his special day. Super easy bird made 3D with a bit of help from Helmar Zapdots. I have a little challenge for everyone out there...

On behalf of Helmar and myself I would like you to get creative.

How would you like to win these Helmar goodies...

Helmar Premium Craft glue 4.23 fl. Oz
Helmar Acid Free Glue 4.23 fl oz
Helmar 450 4.23 fl oz
Helmar Adhesive Runner!

Well it is simple....

Create a SIMPLE card/s using Helmar products.

Once your card is finished you must go to the Helmar Facebook page and

1. Post a photo of it telling us which Helmar product you have used


2. Mention that I have sent you.

It is that easy!

I will give you until the 16th of October to get creative and I will then draw a name.

Get scrapping!

TFL, M x

Saturday, October 1, 2011

TSO October Ready Steady Scrap Challenge

Looking to make a mess and have some fun this month ??

Well I am lucky to be able to set the Ready Steady Scrap Challenge this month at The Scrappers Outlet.

So... after all the talk about paint on the forum I thought I would use challenge everyone big time! hehehehehe...

So this month the Ready Steady Scrap Challenge is:

Use these ingredients:
Paint and lots of it !
Chipboard.. and get creative with it
a bird some where on your layout

Plus this month there is NO Sketch.. just my layout for placement ideas for your layout.

Here's the layout.

Don't forget to head over to the gallery to see what everyone gets up to.

TFL, M x