Saturday, March 31, 2012

Saturday Scrapping

Ahh, it is the weekend!  I hope you are finding some time to scrap and create!  I am sharing a layout that I made using the April kit.  Have you seen the April kit?  Filled with Crate Storyteller?  I am loving this line.  The embellishments with the kit are awesome!

In looking at the kit, I have been inspired to create lots of all about me layouts.  I have also been recording those everyday moments, big and small.  Here is an example:

This photo stirred up some feelings and made me reflect.  Those words, "You didn't know I was looking." popped into my head.  So I used them, super long title and all!

See the triangles....they are my new favorite shape right now!  Just punch squares and cut them in half to create the triangle!

As you scrap this weekend, challenge yourself to use a long title and a shape that you are in love with!  Share what you made here or over at the forum!  I would love to see!

Happy Saturday!


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Winners and a Design Team Call!

Thank you so much to all of you for making our blog hop a huge success!!!  
We were blown away by all the beautiful comments and inspiration that was felt.  
We love you guys!!!

So onto our winners......using random generator on the blogs that had hidden prizes and the grand finale prize on Leahs blog.

Drum roll please.......for the $10.00 prizes we have

Carol's Blog:  Laurence

Danni's Blog:  kim (email renniek....)

Anna's Blog:  Debbie  (email tiger...)

Nicole's Blog:   Ashly (outtahandcreations)

Marinette's Blog:   Lillesmor

And our grand prize winner is....... Dianna Torgersen!!!!

Congrats ladies, we are excited for you!!!

Some of you may have been contacted by our design team but if not could you please contact me (Carol) and let me know your email address, and shipping information as soon as possible ;)
carol m monson at yahoo dot com


Now onto our design team call.......all the information to submit has been announced on our forum!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012


Nook Hop still open ;)

This just confirmed.....only EIGHT (8) April kits left in the you still want one????

If so, here's a deal that just might cinch it for you ;)

Sign up for the April kit and receive an October Afternoon Grab Bag Kit for free...........and the May kit for free. After 1 year paid membership the 13th kit will be free too! It will be until we run out.

Wednesday CARDS Challenge....It's a Sketch!

Hello, Wednesday Cardies!
I have a Sketch Challenge for you today (it's a pitiful attempt, I know LOL)
Flip it, rotate it, or use it as is...just have fun with it :)
**Upload your finished card here by April 4th**
Shellye's Card:

Danni's Card:

The My Scrapbook Nook Blog Hop ends today!
To get started hoppin'
Be sure you have hopped around to all of the Design Team's blogs to leave a comment...lots of wonderful prizes to be given away in the next couple of days :)
Good luck!
Have fun creating!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The April Kit!!!!

Is here!  It is filled with the fun and carefree collection of Crate Story Teller.  It's an amazing collection of colors and patterns with lots ways to tell your story!  It's beautiful and we love it!!  Don't miss out and get your subscription today!!!  We've got an incredible offer mentioned in our 
blog hop....go here to get all the details!

Now for what you've all been waiting for.........

Our design team has wasted no time diving into this fun kit!  Can you tell we're just a bit excited???

layout by Stacey

layout by Pam

cards by Danni

layout by Carol

Monday, March 26, 2012

♥ room inspiration ♥

if you are here for the SPRING NOOK DT HOP March 23-28th, please scroll down to DT HOP post to start the DT hop and leave comments for your chance to win $200 in prizes.

good morning everyone, danni here, with a new monday card challenge. and joining me today is hilde with her interpretation of the challenge, thank you hilde for another gorgeous card!

today's challenge:
create a card inspired by the room below
sunday april 1, 2012 11:59 pm PST

prize: $5 USD PP payment

where to post your cards for the challenge: monday card challenge

source: roomLink

card by hilde

cards by danni

created with APRIL Nook kit and GRAB bag kit
(i was inspired by the squares, flowers and the pop of red that catches your eye in the flower)

(a more liberal interpretation)

(inspired by squares and pattern on pattern and that gorgeous flower)

we can't wait to see your cards.

happy creating♥
danni & hilde

Sunday, March 25, 2012

March Member Inspiration Challenge

Don't forget our Blog Hop a few posts've got till Wednesday to get your name in the hat ;)

This is Carol and I've got our member inspiration challenge;  where we choose a 
layout by one of our fabulous members and create a sketch based off of it.  

This month I chose the fabulous Zarah!!!!  
She has an amazing artistic style and I wanted to try and be like here ;)

Here is the sketch I made based on her layout

We invited our winner of last months sketch to guest with us today, 
so help me give a big welcome to Kali!!
Here is what she had to say about herself and her take on our sketch

 Hello this is Kali
I'm 30 I live in France near Paris with my two boys: Noe and Nathan 6 years 20 months and my husband Frank.
I am a housewife
I scrap since 2007 and my favorite style is clean & simple.
I scrap a little every day, and I teach everywhere in France. I'm in French 3 Design Team also
I am delighted and proud to be the month GD, thank you for your invitation

This is the challenge we have for you: make a creation inspired by this sketch! Upload it on the message board no later than Sunday April 8th  and you just might be the one we pick for our next Member Inspiration guest designer. You don’t need to use a Nook kit to participate and you can choose to make a card or a layout.

Here's my take on Z's gorgeous work.....I played with some mists and stamping.

Here's a layout by Hilde.  Love how she flipped the design and made a unique design 
by twisting her papers.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

March Altered Item Class

if you are here for the SPRING NOOK DT HOP March 23-28th, please scroll down to previous post to start the DT hop and leave comments for your chance to win $200 in prizes.

and now for an amazing alterable class from marinette......

Hi everyone,
Marinette here;)
Easter is coming soon and today I'm sharing with you how to customize an egg carton!
First of all gather your supplies:
I used the March kit, an egg carton, chinese ink, Studio Calico white mist or Gesso, twine from the March kit, brads,distress stain and sewing thread

Recover your egg carton with Gesso or white mist

Then I took my "Princess" patterned paper and trim to 4-3/4x 2-3/4 inches. I added twine and adhered my paper on the top of the egg carton.
I added some ink splatters with Chinese ink, and also acrylic paint at random, some torn papers on the front of the egg bacon

Add some embellishments on the top of your box, wherever you want:

Tada!! A quick and easy gift for Easter!

Happy scrapping;) Feel free to ask questions!

Friday, March 23, 2012

My Scrapbook Nook Blog Hop!

Welcome to the My Scrapbook Nook Spring Blog Hop!
Thanks for stopping by!
Hiding among the blogs from the list below are 5 prizes and one HUGE Grand Prize!
We're giving away FIVE $10 prize packs and ONE prize pack valued at $150!
So be sure to leave a comment on EACH blog's post, because you never know which blogs have these prizes hidden.
To qualify for a prize, comments are due by Midnight PST on Wednesday, March 28th, and all winners will be announced on the My Scrapbook Nook blog on Friday, March 30th.

And here are a couple of more reminders:
Don't forget that the Nook April special is that new 12-month subscribers get the April kit for FREE and then after their subscription is over they receive ANOTHER kit for FREE!

This month's April Grab Bag is valued at over $55, but only $10 for kit subscribers.

Guess what ELSE is happening at the Nook right now? We're having a DT CALL!!! Be sure to check out our message board to find out more info!

Thanks for hopping with us!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Blog Hop Alert!!!

We’re having a blog hop!!!

It has been a while since our last blog hop so we are very happy to announce we are having a new one – very, very, very soon.

And how soon is very, very, very soon?
Very, very, very soon is as soon as TOMORROW!!!

So come back here tomorrow (Friday) for a blog hop where our DT will
  • show inspiring creations
  • introduce great kit club offers
  • give you hints on how to win awesome prizes.

Here is a sneak peak on what you can expect to see:

Detail from a layout made with the lovely March Kit,
featuring the MME Miss Caroline Collection

Do we see you tomorrow, Friday?

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Layout Lift CARDS Challenge!

Good morning, Nookers!
Shellye here with your Wednesday CARDS Challenge, which is
hosted at the Nook Forum.

I spotted this really cool and creative layout by Nook member, Scrappin_in_AK
 Here is a peek at her layout and the inspiration for this challenge:

The challenge?  Lift the layout into a card!  You may wish to use the 
circles, dots, banners and/or word strips...just have fun with it :)
Upload your finished project here by March 28th.
**A lucky winner will receive a $5 (USD) PayPal payment**

Shellye's Card:

Hilde's Card:
Have fun creating!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

March Kit Inspiration

Are you ready for more!!!
Well, we've got it.....this has been such a fun and beautiful kit.  
We sure hope you are enjoying yours as much as we are ;)

by Anna


by Marinette

 by Lilith

by Danni

by Danni

Monday, March 19, 2012

♥sketchy monday♥

good morning everyone. we hope you had a beautiful weekend!

danni here with today's monday challenge.....a SKETCH! you ALL always ROCK the sketches, so i am really excited to see the cards in the thread in the CARDS forum

(as with ALL sketches i will create for these challenges, the "focal" can be changed. as drawn, this sketch has LOTS of butterflies, but as hilde has shown, you can create ANY focals from these sketches, so let's see what all you will come up with)

here's the sketch

card by danni
(a more traditional interpretation)

card by hilde
(amazing masculine interpretation, thank you hilde)

we can not wait to see yours.

happy creating♥

Sunday, March 18, 2012

March Technique Challenge -Twine-it-new

Bakers twine is very popular at the moment and I have to admit that I love me twine collection so why not use the cute twine that came in our kit in a new way.

My challenge for you is to use the twine to wrap around a shape. I used a chipboard die-cut for my layout but of course you could use anything your heart desires. So lets get our twine-wrapping started!

Put adhesive on the back side to secure the twine - I used score-tape to adhere my twine.

Then just wrap the twine around your shape and just make sure to keep them close so they don't unravel. I even added adhesive on the front as well to make sure it wouldn't move an inch.

Then just keep wrapping (and adding adhesive as needed) around your shape and glue the last piece of the twine on the back of your image.

  ThenI decided to add a bit of embossing powder to my image just to give it a different look.

I look forward to see your Twine-it-new creations in the Nook gallery and this thread!