Friday, February 29, 2008

Happy Leap Year Day!

Is there even such a holiday? LOL!

I truly believe this is the first Leap Year I can recall! I am fully aware that there have been others as I'm 31 years old but I cannot remember a single one.

I know you are all busy trying to earn your friendz pointz for the month (submissions due by midnight tonight!) so I want load you up with anything hard. Today take a picture of something. It can be anything you want but it must be taken today! Share it with us and get 3 pointz. Create a layout with it today and get 10! Remember it must be shared by midnight tonight (CST) to qualify!

Have a great day and an even better weekend!


The Clock Is Ticking!!!!!!

Good morning girlz!!! Just a little reminder that the clock is ticking!!! Only a few hours left to get your projects in for the February Friendz Pointz Competition!!!!
The deadline is Midnight TONIGHT (CST)!!!
For ways to earn FPz....see the "Earn Friendz Pointz" Link
Good Luck!!!!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Challenge Thursday

Happy Thursday Girlz!!! It's time for another weekly challenge!!! This week, I'm giving you a COLOR COMBO Challenge!! All you've got to do is create a Layout or a Card using the color combo:
{Just a can use any shade of the colors}

Layouts are worth 10 FRIENDZ POINTZ and Cards are worth 5 FPz. If you are feeling real "spunky" you can do one of each!!
Here are mine:

Just e-mail a pic of your layout/card to Since we are at the end of the month, to receive FEBRUARY FPz, you must submit your projects by midnight (CST) on Friday, Feb 29 otherwise, this participation in this challenge will contribute to your March FPz total. {Clear as mud, right??!!}

Wishing you a scrap-a-licious day!!


Ronda's Wacky Wednesday

Good Morning girlfriendz, and Happy Wednesday!!
I'm so excited about everything that is going on here @ Scrapfriendzy!! I have heard and read so many postive comments about our blog. I'm glad there are many of you that feel the same way as we do about it. Scrapfriendzy is appropriatley named. It's a place where friends who share a common obsession...{I mean interest}... get together, have fun, and eat, sleep, and breathe scrapbooking. Well, maybe we're not that obsessed...or...Ok, maybe we are.

While we are on the subject of friends, I have a fun little something for you to go check out!
What makes you a good friend??? These things are so funny...sometimes I agree with them, and sometimes I don't! But hey, they're fun, and silly, and you know its just not Wacky Wednesday without them. :)
Check out my results...

You Are a Good Friend Because You're Supportive

You are almost like a life coach for your best friends.

You give them help when they need it... but you also know when to give them a push.

People tend to rely on you for moral support and advice.

You've probably always been mature for your age, so this is a role that's you're comfortable with.

A friend like you is one of the rarest kinds.

You are both a good mentor and companion.

Your friends need you most when: They are confused or worried

You really can't be friends with: Someone who only wants to complain

Your friendship quote: "The only way to have a friend is to be one."

Oh! That's not all....

You didn't think I was going to post and not give an opportunity to rake in some more Friendz Pointz did ya?? Ok. Here's the deal. It's a challenge worth an unbelieveable amount of pointz. For some of you , this may be your opportunity to catch up if your are low on pointz. I want you to give out an invitation to as many people as you can, to come back and post a comment here letting us know that you sent them to check out Scrapfriendzy. It can be anyone, whether they be from another blogspot, scrap site, or simply just have access to a computer! Invite them to check out our site, and don't forget they have to post a comment here, letting us know you sent them, so you can get credit!!

Now, back to the "unbelievable amount of pointz"...For each person that posts on your behalf, you earn a whopping 20 Friendz Pointz!!!

The deadline is Friday, Feb 29 at midnight {CST}.
So get after it girls!!! Time is ticking!!! Good Luck!


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Surprize Bonuz Pointz Winner.....

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JODI!!!!!!!!! Congratz girl!!! I'll add 10 FRIENDZ POINTZ to your total!!!!

Technique Tuesday

Today's technique is "Hidden Journaling". Last night, I taught a class at my church. We created a page using this technique. There are so many fun ways to hide your journaling or even memorabilia or photos on your pages. I thought I'd share a few ideas with you today.
This is the page we created for our Monthly Scrapbooking With Scripture Class. We "hid" our journaling by making a flap from our matted photo.

To create a flap is so easy, and can be done on both horizonal & vertical photos. Simply extend your mat 1 inch on the side you want your flap to be. Fold the extra back and adhere only that strip to your page.

Another fun technique is to create a hidden pocket. For this LO, I simply made a "pocket" out of Cardstock and placed it behind my photo mat. I then made a tag for my journaling with a pull tab and slid it into the pocket. Quick & Easy!

I'd love to see the creative ways you've hidden journaling or memorabilia, etc.
E-mail us a photo of your page where you've "hidden" something and I'll give you 8 FRIENDZ POINTZ!!!! Our e-mail addy is now:
Don't forget, you've got until 5 pm today to post "what you love about ScrapFriendzy" in last night's post to be eligible for the drawing for 10 Bonus FPz!!! {See post below for more details}And check back often this week....I'm feeling really generous with the FPz!!!!

Monday, February 25, 2008


OK....since this is the last week to earn February FPz, I promised some surprise opportunities to earn them sooooooo here ya go:
Post a comment on this thread telling me what you love about ScrapFriendzy. I will put all the names in a jar and draw a winner that will receive 10 Bonus FPz!!!!!
You have until 5:00pm Tuesday, Feb 26 to post your comment.
Check back often this week!! You never know when I'll throw some Bonus FPz at ya!!

Cheryl's Monday Motivation

I can't stand to throw away my scraps! You know, you do a page or 2 & may never use that paper to scrap another page, but you don't want to throw it away.
Well I want to give you a tip,( actually came from Amy) that I have started doing & I love it! As soon as you finish a page before you clean up your mess.....make a card or 2. That way you are using some more of your paper AND getting some cards made too!
Also, when I have a good bit of a set of paper left, but don't want to use it again, I have started putting it in a bag to give to someone else. I may give it to one of my daughters or grandaughters, or even take it to our monthly scrapclass to give away. You know, one persons trash is another persons treasure!
For 3 friendz points.....either make a card out of some of your scraps or give some paper away. Comment on this link & let us know what you did.
Have a great week & get to scrappin'!
Here's a card I made from my last page scraps:

Made for Card challenge # 24 @
Simply Obsessed

Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Final Stretch

Well, girlz.....we're on the final stretch for you to earn February FRIENDZ POINTZ. The deadline is Friday, Feb 29 at midnight. Just to refresh your memory and help some of you get caught up, I thought I'd post a "review" of the ways you can earn FPz this month. Just click on each link for more information:
Sketch #2 for 15 ptz
Use Paint for 8ptz
Post A Quote for 3 ptz
Quick Card Sketch for 5ptz
Love/Valentine Projects for 3, 5, or 8 ptz
Sew A Border for 5 ptz
Card Challenge for 3 ptz
Sketch #1 for 10 ptz
Remember, the girlfriend with the most pointz for the month will win a prize!! Check back very often throughout this week...... there will be surprise ways to earn FPz everyday!!
Don't forget, our e-mail has changed. Please e-mail all entries to

Have a super scrappy week girlfriendz!!!!!

Friday, February 22, 2008


Well....who has plans to scrap this weekend?? Let us know what you're working on!
Don't forget...there are lots of ways to earn FRIENDZ POINTZ! The end of February is fast approaching!! Better get busy!!!

Have a great weekend!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Challenge Thursday

Good Morning, girlfriendz!!! It's Challenge Thursday!!! For this week's challenge, I'm giving you another one of my sketches to play with!
Complete a page using this sketch for inspiration, and I'll load you up with 15 FRIENDZ POINTZ!!!
Here are a few Girlfriendz example pages using this sketch...let us know what you think!!

Here's My page:

Cheryl's Page:

Ronda's Page:

Hope this sketch inspires you! Can't wait to see what you come up with!! You've got until midnight, Friday, Feb 29 to send us pics of your page. E-mail it to us @:
We will proudly display them on our site AND give you 15 FRIENDZ POINTZ!!!!!
So get busy, girlfriendz!!!!
Have a super scrappy Thursday!

Ronda's {Wild} & Wacky Wednesday!!

Happy Wild & Wacky Wednesday!!

Are you ready for something Wild & Wacky to do for Friendz Pointz?!
Well, I have something for you!

For today's chance to earn Pointz, you have to show us the wildest, wackiest thing you have ever scrapped! It can be something you have altered , or it can be a crazy event that you have scrapped. I've seen people alter hats, bottles, suitcases, and someone even altered a computer!!! LOL! For each Wild & Wacky thing you email to us, you will earn 5 Friendz Pointz!!

Here is an example of one of the wildest pages I've ever done. This is my son Kyle @ Nascar. I just went freestyle with this page, it was pretty Wild & Wacky for me!

So, start digging through your stuff and show us what you've got!!! You have until the end of Feb. to email us you pics for pointz!!
Don't forget to check back tomorrow for a new sketch for you to play with, and another opportunity to rack up on pointz!!

Have a good day!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Technique Tuesday

Happy Tuesday, girlies!!! Hope you've all had a great start to the week! For this week's Technique Tuesday, let's talk paint!

The possibilities with paint are endless! There are so many fun & creative ways we can use it on our LOs.
On this recent LO, I used paint in a variety of ways...

As you can see here, I used paint to create a border around my black & white photos. I just brushed the paint around the edge of my photo to create a frame instead of a traditional mat.

Here, I used paint around the edge of a Heidi Swapp Ghost shape to make it stand out on my page.
I did the same technique below with the HS Ghost letters.

I also painted naked chipboard swirls and then doodled on them with my Zig Writer after they dried.
I hope this inspires you to use paint on a LO soon! Be creative...see what fun ways you can use paint to make your pages stand out above the rest!

For those of you wanting to earn FRIENDZ POINTZ..... Create a page using paint on it, e-mail me a photo of it and I'll give you 8FPz!!!! E-mail your pages to:

Have a super scrappy day!


Sunday, February 17, 2008

Cheryl's Monday Motivation

Happy Monday Girlfriendz!
I absolutely love quotes & keep journals of them. Sometimes when I hear a quote it reminds me of a photo I have, or of one of my loved ones. Today I want to share an excellent site that has gobs of quotes & title ideas for your pages. Here it is, enjoy looking & get to scrappin'!
Hey, for 3 friendz points: make a comment with a quote you have used on a scrapbook page before.

Friendz Pointz

Since we are a little over half way through February, I thought I'd give you a sneak peek at how many FPz each of you have.
If you feel we are not accurate with the number we've posted...PLEEEEZZZZ do not hesitate to e-mail us and let us know {although we are very close to perfection.....we too can make mistakes!!!!LOL}.
Here ya go:

Jodi C. -110
Cindy E. -39
Gayle R. -18
Donna E. -11
Elizabeth M. -99
Stacy M. -13
Wendi R. -76
Ally G. -35
Anne D. -5

If you would like to earn more pointz, check out the "Earn Friendz Pointz" link to the right to find some fun projects to work on! Check in often this never know when we'll give you a chance to earn FPz!!!!
Tune in tomorrow for Cheryl's Monday Motivation!
Thanks for playing with us!!!
~Amy & Ronda~

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Candy Heart Guess Winner!!!

Hey Girls! I wanted to post the winner for the Candy Heart Guess game. And the winner is.................................................

Wendi Robinson!!!!!

Wendi was the closest with a guess of 513 hearts! Congrats Wendi!! You won 15 Friendz Pointz!! I know this guess was a lot harder than it looked. I know if I had to guess I would have been WAY off. The total amount of candy hearts in the jar was 703. Here were the other guesses:

Gayle: 475
Anne: 87
Cindy: 369
Jodi: 318
Elizabeth: 287

Thanks to all of you participating, and Good guessing ladies!!! Keep checking back for more fun ways to earn Pointz and win prizes!!! Also, sometime this weekend we will be posting a tally of total Friendz Pointz that you have earned so far.
Hope you're having a Happy Scrappy Saturday! I know I plan to!


Friday, February 15, 2008

Come Join The Fun!!!


We're having an online crop at Dixie Pieces!!! The fun begins this evening at 8:00pm (EST) There will be a new challenge posted every hour for 24 hours straight and a ton of cool prizes!!!
We are also having a Guest Designer Contest for March at the crop (you can find more info there)
It's gonna be a blast! So don't miss it!!!
When you sign in, tell them I sent ya!!!


See ya there!!!
~AMY~'ve got until midnight 2nite to send in you guess for the Wacky Wednesday Candy Heart Game!!!! Hurry!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Wacky Wednesday

Happy Happy Hump Day!! It's the day before Valentine's!! Aren't you so excited?! I was so inspired by this weeks Monday Motivation. If you haven't read it yet, I encourage you to go back and read. It gives you something to think about! Showing those around us that we love them is so important. And realizing that the best thing we can do for them sometimes is to pay attention to them!! I know with me personally, its so easy to get caught up in my busy schedule and find myself blocking out the little voices saying,"Momma! Momma!", when those are the ones I should be paying most attention to. So, spread some love this week, and let those closest to you know you care!

Ok. So what's up with the vase full of candy?? I knew you were wondering. So, here's the deal. You have to guess how many conversation hearts are in our vase! So much fun!!! Email your guess to Whoever get the guesses closest to the correct amount wins 15 Friendz Pointz!!!

Comment here and let us know you are guessing, and email your answer! Simple! You've got until midnight (CST) on Friday Feb 15 to submit your guess!!
Happy Valentine's Day!!


Technique Tuesday

This week is Valentine's Day, and I know many of you are needing to produce some amazing handmade Valentines for the ones you doesn't have to be stressful! It can be quick and easy by following this super fast Card Sketch. Just dig through your paper scraps and throw together a quick card that will impress anyone on your Valentine List!!

I created this card in just a few minutes using only scraps of paper & ribbon. I added a pop-dot under the heart to add dimension.

Here's Ronda's take on this sketch:

Here is Cheryl's vertical card version of the sketch:

And to prove just how simple & fun following a card sketch can's my 9 year old, Ally's version:

How cool is that?!! It doesn't even have to be a Valentine's Day card. Ally chose to use a flower instead of a heart.
So did Brandi! Here's her "Shabby Chic" take on the sketch:

Her card would be perfect for any occasion!
With cards this quick & easy....who needs Hallmark!!! ;)

Wanna earn a few Friendz Pointz this week? Complete a card using this sketch and I'll give you 5 FRIENDZ POINTZ!!! Just e-mail a photo of your card to us at and put "card sketch" in the subject.
Have a super scrappy Tuesday!

Monday, February 11, 2008

Love Month

Hey girlZ,
Years ago a elderly lady gave me a little saying that she had found in a Readers Digest & I have never forgotten it. It said, "The greatest compliment you can pay someone is attention." With my busy life sometimes I find myself not even really listening or giving attention to those I love the most.
I know we all scrap because we love our family & friends & want to leave a legacy of love in our scrapbooks. But since this is "love month" lets remember to spend some extra time & attention on those we love. Let them know not only through your scrappin' but by the special attention you give them that they mean the world to you.

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Sketch Challenge Pages

There were some great pages submitted using the Sketch Challenge. Here are the ones turned in so far! You girls did a great job!

Completing a page using this sketch earned these girlies 10 FRIENDZ POINTZ!!! I've extended the deadline on the sketch challenge to February 29!! Just complete a page using the sketch and E-MAIL it to us! {you can find the sketch & more info under the EARN FRIENDZ POINTZ link}
To earn even more FRIENDZ POINTZ, check out the quick links to the right and get busy!! Whoever has the most FPz at the end of February will win a cool prize!

Friday, February 8, 2008

Need a place to crop this weekend?

Amy issued some great challenges on Thursday and if you need a little more inspiration, I know of a couple of great online crops.

A weekend crop at Simply Obsessed kicks off tonight and runs through Sunday. There will be great challenges, fun games, and some cool prizes.

Friday 7 pm - 10pm (EST)
Saturday 10 am - 7 pm (EST)
Sunday 10 am - 4 pm (EST)

And "CHA in Spirit Day" is Saturday at Two Peas. There will be challenges every hour, prizes for each one, and great "drive-by" prizes as well. (The Pub message board)

Saturday 9 am - midnight (EST)

I will be hosting challenges and games at both so I hope to see you there!

Guest Design Team Call

Hey girls! Just wanted to let you know about a great opportunity. Check it out here on my blog: My Beautiful Life

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Challenge Thursday

I'm sooo excited about this week's Challenge Thursday!! We are going to give you an amazing opportunity to rack up on Friendz Pointz!
To celebrate "LOVE MONTH", we challenge you to created as many projects as you can with a LOVE or Valentine's Day theme! It can be a card, layout, or altered project. Each project type has a different FP value:
Cards are worth 3 FPz
Layouts are worth 5 FPz
Altered Projects are worth 8 FPz

Your earning potenial is endless!! So get busy creating!!! You will have 2 WEEKS to complete these projects!!!
To get FP credit, please e-mail your projects to

Here are some Girlfriendz Examples to inspire you!

Can you feel the love?? Hope you have a super scrappy Thursday!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

January Girlfriend Of The Month

Here she is!!! Meet our January GFOTM.....Wendi Robinson!!!

Hello My name is Wendi and I am seriously WAY addicted to scrappin!!! I started scrappin before my first baby was born and became obsessed about 3 1/2 years ago... I LOVE scrapbook product as well as creating pages, cards, and love toe alter things. I mainly scrap my family which means the world to me... My hottie husband Jeremy and two kids, Austin and Sydney. We moved from Cali- where I was born and raised and I miss the beach everyday. My favorite things in the world are: Reece's, Diet Cherry Pepsi, my ipod, Depeche Mode and my fave tv shows.... I try and be outside as much as possible, and am looking forward to summer. I found this blog from Amy and am SUPER excited!!!!

Here is a sample of Wendi's amazing work!

Here's her blog: Scrappy Day In Paradise
Congratulations, Wendi!!! Thanks for inspiring us with your scrappy talent!!!

ScrapFriendzy Update

OK, let me start by saying....WOW!!!When it comes to Friendz chicks are SMOKIN' HOT!!!! There has been some amazing stuff submitted this week! I posted a new feature on the right that will give you easy access to see exactly how you can earn points each week. ***TODAY @ midnight is the deadline to turn in the Wacky Word Scramble for 3 Friendz Pointz. Tomorrow at midnight is the deadline for the 10 Friendz Point Sketch Challenge*** We are keeping a tally of all the pointz. At the end of the month, who ever has the most will win a prize!! Good Luck!!
Also.....I have a very exciting announcement to make soon, so check back often!!!
Have a great Hump Day!!

Ronda's Wacky Wednesday

Happy Wednesday!! Hope your day has gotten off to a good start! If not, well , you are halfway through the week...Friday will be here soon! :) I have a little quiz that will be a fun distraction to break up the mid-week madness! Valentine's Day is approaching very soon, so here is a fun and festive quiz for you: What does your candy heart say? This is what I came up with:

Your Candy Heart Says "Hug Me"
A total sweetheart, you always have a lot of love to give out.Your heart is open to where ever love takes you!
Your ideal Valentine's Day date: a surprise romantic evening that you've planned out
Your flirting style: lots of listening and talking
What turns you off: fighting and conflict
Why you're hot: you're fearless about falling in love
Also......Don't forget there are many ways to rack up on some Friendz Pointz!!! We will be posting a tally soon to see where you all stand so far! There are many challenges and games you can participate in to earn Friendz Pointz. If you can't remember them, just check out the column to the right where we have the links posted for your convienence!! Aren't we just the best? LOL
***OOps!! Almost forgot! Today is the last day to email your answers for the Wacky Word Scramble! Most of you turned in answers, and I think one of you had everything but one!!! There is still time to guess !

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Technique Tuesday

Happy Tuesday! Hope you are all having a great week! Today's technique is one I love to do!

Create a fun border on your layouts using your sewing machine or hand stitching.

The possibilities are endless! On this layout, I simply stitched around the black cardstock over and over in a whimsical pattern to create this stitched border. It adds a fun texture and interest to the page.
If you do not have a sewing machine, you can get the same effect by using a hole piercer and hand stitch your thread. There are many patterns you can follow. It's a fun technique...give it a try!
Post a link in your comment on this post to a page where you've sewn a border (or e-mail it to us) and I'll give you 5 Friendz Pointz!!!
Thanks to all of you who submitted projects for the January Girlfriend Of The Month Contest.....WOW!!! Amazing projects!! We are having a tough time judging them!! We will be announcing the winner ASAP!!
Also...don't forget....there are lots of fun ways to earn Friendz Pointz this week: One day left to get your Wacky Word Scramble finished, two days left to finish your Challenge Thursday Sketch, and three days to get your TGIF red, white & black card finished!!! Get busy people!!! {For more info on each, see the fast links to the right of this post!}
Have a great one!!!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Cheryl's Monday Motivation

O.K. Let me give you something to think about. What kind of things interest you about the past? It is always interesting to me to hear people talk about the cost of things years ago, or to look at the books or cards that tell us what songs or movies were popular in certain years.

So, I think it will be interesting to future generations to see a scrapbook page with information about our time. Maybe do a page about the year you were born, or the year you married......The President was.... Bread cost.... the most popular movie was... Anyway, you get the idea!

Here is a page that I did a few years age about my son's first day of Sr. year. It was funny because even though it was only a few years ago, the prices seemed cheap to me. The journaling strips give the price of his shirt, jeans, shoes, & backpack, then the bottom strip says, "Watching you grow up...PRICELESS!
Have a great week & get to scrappin'!

Check in tomorrow for Technique Tuesday!

Friday, February 1, 2008


Remember when I said my "resolution" this year was to do something scrappy each day? Well, I feel that making cards falls under that category. This month at Simply Obsessed we are having a Card Carnival. Much like January's Layout A Day challenge, there will be a challenge posted each day, along with examples to get you going. Today's challenge was to create a card using just red, black, and white. A perfect challenge to get those Valentine's cards out of the way! I, of course, have not made mine today yet but here's one I did a while back that fits this challenge perfectly.

I would love to see you take this challenge too! Create a "new" card using only red, black, and white, link it up here and you will get 3 Friendz Pointz! I'd also love to see you join the month long challenge over at SO. Drop in if you get a chance.