Saturday, May 31, 2008


OK girlz..... the deadline is FAST approaching!!! Hurry and get those FPZ projects posted in the forum!!! You've got til midnight tonight!!

Friday, May 30, 2008


This week seems to have flown by! I've been busy, busy, busy, but it doesn't seem like I've gotten anything done! LOL!

This weeks "Five For Friday" challenge is super easy! Use felt flowers on a layout or a card. There are lots of different companies that carry felt flowers but if you do not have any just make your own! Use a die cut machine or hand cut them. Easy peasy!

Be sure to post your creations in the Five For Friday thread on the MB to receive you 5 pointz!

Have a wonderful weekend!


Thursday, May 29, 2008

30 Minute Thursday

Well.... we've almost made it through another week! I'm soooo ready for the weekend! Here's your challenge for today:
Create A Page That Features Folded Paper!!!
Here is my example:
This is a quick and easy technique that adds a fun touch to your pages! Using double sided paper, I created an interesting photo mat by folding in the corners of my mat. Your folds can be anywhere on your page... just get creative and have fun folding paper!!
Post a pic or link to this thread in the forum and I'll give you 15 FRIENDZ POINTZ!!
Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wacky Wednesday!

The end of the month is near!!
Just a few more opportunities to earn pointz for May! How many of you love to follow sketches??? Well, if you do this challenge is for you. Today, I have a really fun sketch by Valerie Salmon to share with you. If you haven't ever done a LO based on one of her sketches, then you are totally missing out on an easy way to get a fast LO, with great design. She is incredibly talented! Here I have posted the Sketch # 58, and my example. Click on the sketch link for more examples!!!

Create a LO based on this sketch and post your example in the Scrapfriendzy Forum under Wacky Wednesday!!! Such a fun and quick way to earn 20 Friendz Pointz!!!

Have a great Wednesday, girls!!


Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Technique Tuesday

Happy Tuesday, Girlz!! Hope you all had a great holiday weekend! Today's challenge is:
Create a page using both colored and black & white photos
Post a pic or link to your page in the Technique Tuesday Section of the forum and I'll give you 20 FRIENDZ POINTZ!!
Have a great Day!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Monday Motivation

Hope you all are having a great Memorial Day!!!

Here is a little motivation for today! Check it out!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Weekend Bonus Challenge

Hey girlz! Hope you are having a great holiday weekend!! The month of May is quickly wrapping up, so I thought I'd give you a bonus challenge to boost your FRIENDZ POINTZ totalz!! This is a Color Combo Challenge!!
Create a page using RED, BLACK, & WHITE
Here is an example page that I created:

Post a pic or link to your page in the Friendz Pointz Section of the forum before the end of May and I'll give you 15 FRIENDZ POINTZ !! BUT... if you post your pic or link by midnight Tuesday, May 27, I'll give you 25 FRIENDZ POINTZ!!!
Have fun!

Friday, May 23, 2008

Five For Friday

Today's challenge is to use a clock embellishment of some kind (chipboard, acrylic, stamp, charm, etc.). If you don't have one, make one!
Here's mine!

Be sure to post your creation in this thread in the forum to receive your 5 pointz!
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

30 Minute Thursday

{Today's 30 Minute Thursday Challenge is brought to you by our April Girlfriend Of The Month, Christa!!}

Put away those pattern papers and pull out your cardstock and punches!!
Here's Your Challenge:
Create layout only using cardstock. (any color) Title and embellishments must be out of cardstock. Buttons, brads and eyelets can be used to embellish your cardstock embellishments.
Here is one that I have done. I hand cut the scallop edge and used a flower punch. I cut out the big flowers and letters from my Cricut.

Have fun with the challenge and I can't wait to see your pages! Don't forget to post your link of your LO in the 30 Minute Thursday section on ScrapFriendzy forum. This challenge is worth 15 FRIENDZ POINTZ!!

Wacky Wednesday!

Good Morning Girls!!!
I can't believe how fast this month has gone by! Is anyone ready for summer?!! I am ready for summer, but NOT the heat!{The heat we've been having anyway!} For the last couple of days its been in the high 90's, and I think even in the 100's in some places!!! That's just too hot when your sitting at a baseball game! So alot of us have officially made flip flops a must for our wardrobe. Which brings me to today's little quiz!!! I thought because you all have been working SOOOO hard on all of the challenges and doing such AWESOME work, we would have a fun little quiz for you!! Here are my results!!

What Your Flip Flops Say About You

You are a warm, friendly person who simply enjoys life.

You don't complicate things for yourself. Life is too short!

You have a super optimistic attitude, and you have figured out how to be happy.

Everyone wants to know your secret... and it's a lot more simple than they might think.

Your ideal warm weather place: San Diego

Post your results in the Scrapfriendzy Forum, so we can see what pair of flip flops you picked!! Post your pick, and I'll give you 10 Friendz Pointz!!! So Easy!!
Have a great Wednesday!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Technique Tuesday

Happy Tuesday, Girlz! Hope you've all had a great week so far! I can't believe May is almost over! Since we're hitting the last leg of the "race", I thought I'd give you an opportunity to really load up on FRIENDZ POINTZ. Sooooooo.... today's challenge is a TRIPLE THREAT!! Complete a page using all three of the following techniques and I'll give you 30 FRIENDZ POINTZ!!!
Technique #1- Place your title or journaling directly on your photo
On the page below, I used my Dymo Label Maker and letter stickers directly on my photo. You can use a photo editing program to print words on your photo, write them with a gel pen, etc. It's a really cool touch that adds interest to your page!

Technique #2- Hide your journaling

On this page, I hid my journaling on a "pull tag". I simply created a pocket under my photo mat so the journaling tag will slide in and out easily. Use your imagination and create fun ways to hide your journaling! Technique #3- Create a Hand-Made Embellishment

In the picture below, you can see a close up of the fabric & paper flower that I created. This can be ANY hand-made embellishment. The possibilities are endless!!
Post a pic or link to your page using all three of these techniques in the forum and I'll give you 30 FPZ!! Have a great day!


Monday, May 19, 2008

Monday Motivation

Happy Monday Girlfriendz!!!! I hope you are all looking forward to a wonderful week!!!

For todays motivation, I want to challenge you to create a LO with a transparency! It doesn't have to be a whole page transparency like mine, it can be just a strip or a design element. Just use something that is transparent!!!! Let your creative juices flow!!!!

Link your design in todays Motivation forum for 15 friendzpointz!!!!
Be blessed & have a great week!

Here is my example:

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Weekend FPZ Bonus Challenge!!

Hope you all are have a great weekend so far! I thought I'd give you an extra challenge this weekend to earn a few bonus FRIENDZ POINTZ!
Create A Page Using Pics That You've Taken In The Last Week!
It can be a page about your Mother's Day celebration or about something else that's been recently going on in your life! Whatever... it's up to you!
But wait! There's a catch!! In order to receive your bonus FPZ, your LO must be submitted before Monday, May 19 at midnight!! Finish you page by the deadline and I'll give you 20 FRIENDZ POINTZ!! Better get busy!!
(Post a pic or link of your LO in the forum in the FRIENDZ POINTZ thread under "Bonus FPZ Challenges")

Friday, May 16, 2008


It's Friday! Got any big plans for the weekend? Not a whole lot going on here--hoping to get some scrapping done and we're going TV shopping tomorrow. Exciting stuff huh? LOL!

The "Five For Friday" challenge this week is to use letter stickers. Any color. Any kind. Make a page or make a card! The choice is yours! Be sure to post your creation in today's thread on the MB to receive your 5 pointz!

Have a wonderful scrappy weekend!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

30-Minute Thursday

YIKES! I'm sooo sorry I'm just now getting this posted today! Things have been nutz! Anyway, for today's 30 Minute Thursday.... here's a quick card sketch to inspire you:
Complete a card using this quick sketch and I'll give you 10 FPZ!!! Have fun!
(Don't forget to post a pic or a link to your card in the forum!)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Wacky Wednesday!!

Happy Wednesday, Girlz!
Hope you are having a great week so far!
For todays challenge, we are going to do something a little different. We are going to do a Card Workshop!!! They are so much fun! I had the opportunity to participate in one last week, and had so much fun, I thought I'd get one together to share with you! Let's get started! You can use whatever paper you want, but here I used the Prima Dude Collection. If you need to see the picture better, just click on it. (Sorry about the dark photos, its been storming here.)
Here are the materials you will need. To start, take white cardstock and round the corners.

Then, trim your background paper 1/4 inch shorter to fit on the card where the edges still show. I also rounded the corners on this too.

Next, I added a 2-inch strip of patterned paper across the card, and added 2 strips of patterned paper to the sides.

Then, I added a flower from white cardstock, using my Cricut. (you can use any shape you want EX:star)

Next, I added a circle cut from black cardstock, also using the Cricut, and added it to the center of the flower.

I added a heart die-cut to to the center of the circle. When you get to this point, you can add the sentiment by hand or using stickers or chipboard. I used my white uni-ball signo. For added detail, I doodled around the card and on the heart.

Here is the finished product!!! Fun! Fun!

Complete this workshop, and I will give you 15 Friendz Pointz!!! Hope to see your card soon!!!
Happy Scrappin'!

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

May Pointz Friendzy Bonus Winner

All of you that submitted projects for our May Pointz Friendzy Challenges by the deadline we're entered into a drawing for 50 BONUS FRIENDZY POINTZ (once for every challenge you completed)!! Congratz to MARCEE!! She is the winner!!
FYI..You can still earn FPZ for the May Pointz Friendzy Challenges through the end of May. You just had to submit them by the deadline to be entered into the bonus pointz drawing..... so get to work people!!! May is flying by!!!

Technique Tuesday

Good morning girlz!! Hope you are having a great week! Yesterday, for our Monday Motivation, Cheryl challenged us to us chipboard shapes. For today's Technique Tuesday, we're gonna take it a step farther.....

Use Distress Inks/Fluid Chalk On Naked Chipboard

This is a really neat technique that adds a vintage/shabby chic flair to your projects! Here is my example:

I used Colorbox Fluid Chalk in Dark Brown to distress my chipboard swirls & letters. I love the way it looks on the naked chipboard. So give it a try! Complete a page using distress ink on naked chipboard and I'll give you 15 FRIENDZ POINTZ!!! Don't forget to post a a pic or a link to your page in the forum in this thread so you can get your FPZ!
Have a great day!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Monday Motivation

We have had a wonderful time seeing all the awesome lo's & cards from you girlz meeting the challenges during May's Scrap Friendzy!!! Some of you have really racked up the pointz!!! WTG!!!

Now we are back on the regular schedule with todays Monday Motivation! I want to challenge you to create a LO with at least 3 different shapes of chipboard {not including alphas}!!!

Post your creation to the forum under the Monday Motivation link with todays date & receive 10 friendzpointz!!!!

Have a wonderful week & get to scrappin'!!

Here is my example:

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Challenge #10 {Altered Photos}

I hope you are all having a great time with our MAY POINTZ FRIENDZY!! We are super swamped at the flower shop this week with proms & Mother's Day... not to mention a wedding and a funeral!! Yikes!! Sooooo... no scrappy time for me this week! Maybe this weekend I'll be able to complete some of the challenges! Keep your fingers crossed for me!!! ;)

Challenge #10 is: Create a page using photos that have been altered in some way.

You can alter your photos in any way.... print them in a different color or get creative in Photoshop or whatever program you use. You can even alter them by painting on them or using rub-ons... whatever you can think of as long as your photos have been altered in some way!! Be creative and have fun!! Here is my page:

I simply printed my photos in "mono" scheme. I just chose colors that coordinated with my page. It was super easy and fun!
Can't wait to see what you come up with! Upload your page into this thread in the forum and I'll give you 20 FRIENDZ POINTZ!!!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

May Pointz Friendzy {Word Scramble}

Good Morning, Girlz!!!
How are those challenges coming? The things I've seen posted so far are just Awesome!!! You girlz have been working so hard and coming up with some amazing things! Well, today we are going to have a little fun, and continue the May Pointz Friendzy with a Word Scramble!!!!

The deadline is the same as it is for the rest of the May Pointz Friendzy challenges. You can either email the words to , or you can go to the forum and pm {private message} me the answers! Either way. I'll give you a point for each correct word you get so if you get all 20 right, thats 20 Friendz Pointz!!!!

Here are your words! Good Luck!

1. bpsainkcgoro
2. aperp ietrmrm
3. idaeesvh
4. sossrsci
5. bosnur
6. bribno
7. circayl inapt
8. hpygharoopt
9. moruetcp
10. spatsm
11. goinsesmb loto
12. leteyse
13. gape roectsoptr
14. asmrekr
15. rpco
16. sknsac
17. tepratn praep
18. omrmeies
19. inrgjalnuo
20. adie sokbo

Have fun!

Monday, May 5, 2008

April Girlfriend Of The Month

I'm so excited to introduce to you our April Girlfriend Of The Month........
........................Christa Parker!!! Christa has been such a great addition to our site! She is so talented and enthusiastic and I'm so happy she joined us!

Hello, my name is Christa and I'm addicted to scrapbooking!! lol
I'm married to a very supporting husband Chris for almost 20 years, SAHM of 4 children Jenn 17, Garrett 15, Jacob 12 and Michael 10. We are a Military family, was raised an Army brat and now an Army wife. We are currently living in West Virginia.
I have been scrapping for about 7 1/2 years. 10 years ago I started with rubber stamps and now have over 1000 stamps! I would say my scrap style is Eclectic. I love to try new things and come up with different ways to scrap my pages. One of my favorite product to use on my layouts are rub ons. Can't finish a page with out adding some. Ok I can't just name one favorite... Can't live without my Cricut and chipboard either!!
I have had the best time hanging out with all my new Scrap Friendz and scrapping the challenges. I look forward to everyday popping on and seeing what fun thing I get to try on my pages.
Thank you for asking me to be April's Girl Friend of the Month.

Here's a peek at some of Christa's work:

See more of Christa's work on her blog: Christa's Corner

Challenge #9 {Mothers} May Pointz Friendzy

Wow! It's been an amazing weekend! Great challenges & you girls did an amazing job on them! Don't worry if you didn't get them all can continue to do them through the 11th of May & collect your friendz pointz!

Well!!!!!!!! Since next weekend is Mother's Day... I am challenging you to create a LO using MOTHER's! It doesn't have to be about Mother's day. It can be your mother, you as a mother, a grandmother,....anything as long as it is a pic of a mother.

Link us a pic of your design in the Monday Motivation folder in the forum for 10 friendz pointz!

I just created this LO of my mother on her birthday last March. The journaling reads: "I really love this picture taken of Mama on her 69th birthday. I think it really shows her personality!"
March 2008


Sunday, May 4, 2008


We've been having so much fun with all of the Challenges for our MAY POINTZ FRIENDZY that we've decided to extend the party!!! Through the week, we will be posting more challenges and ways to earn extra FRIENDZ POINTZ, you will have until Sunday, May 11 at midnight(CST) to complete them!
We will resume our regular schedule of challenges, motivation and inspiration next week!
So check in often.... you never know when a new challenge might pop up!!
Also.... April Girlfriend Of The Month and April FRIENDZ POINTZ winner will be announced soon!

Friday, May 2, 2008

Challenge # 8 {Buttons & Butterflies}

For challenge # 8.... I challenge you to create a Lo with Buttons & Butterflies!!! Be sure to use at least 5 buttons & 3 butterflies! Link it back here for 20 friendzpointz!!!
Here is my example:

Challenge # 7 {Sew it up!!!}

Here is challenge # 7 worth 20 friendzpointz!!!! Create a lo with sewing on it! You can sew on ribbon as I did or anywhere you want! Have fun!!!! Here is my example:


Challenge #6 {Chunky Chipboard Challenge}

Ok, here is Challenge #6. Create a LO AND a card (any size) and embellish with chipboard elements. Chipboard letters do not count. I want you to use something other than alphas such as swirls, shapes, and flourishes. Anything other than letters. Create both the LO and card, and I will give you 20 Friendz Pointz!!!!
Here are my examples:

Don't forget to post a link or image in the forum in the appropriate section so you will get credited the Friendz Pointz!!! If you have any questions you can ask here!!
Happy National Scrapbooking!!! Have fun!


Challenge #5 {Got Curves?}

Hey Girlz!! Hope you are enjoying the challenges so far!! This is so much fun!
The 5th challenge is for you to create a LO (any size) or card with a curvy title.
Anyway you decide to do it, as long as it has curve! Get curvy, and I'll give you 10 Friendz Pointz!!! Here are my examples:

Remember no double-dipping though! In other words, you can't do the curvy title challenge on the 6x12 LO challenge and get credit for both!!! And PLEASE don't forget to post a link in the forum so we can credit you for the challenge! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask! Just leave a comment here!

Have fun and good luck!!


Challenge #4 {Step Out Of The Box}

I challenge you to create a round layout. Drag out those circle cutters and dinner plates! Your layout background must be a complete circle. Choose any theme and supplies you would like. Each round layout you create will be worth 20 FRIENDZ POINTZ. has some great round layout sketches.

Here are my examples:

Don't forget to post your pics or a link in the Challenge #4 thread in the forum!


Challenge #3 {Cut It In Half}

I challenge you to create a 6" x 12" layout. This is such a fun size to work with! Your page can be vertical or horizontal and be whatever theme you choose. Each 6" x 12" layout you create will be worth 10 pointz. has some great sketches in this size.

Here are a few examples:

Don't forget to post a photo or a link to your page in the Challenge #3 thread in the forum to get your FPZ!!


Challenge #2 {"Trashy" Card Challenge}

Your 2nd challenge is to create a card using your scrap trash. Your card can be for any occasion with any sentiment, but it's got to made using scraps that you would normally throw away. Complete this challenge, post it in this thread in the forum, and I'll give 5 FRIENDZ POINTZ for every "trashy' card you create!!!

Here's mine.... everything on this card was scraps from a page I did. I punched one to many butterflies, so I decided to use it one this quick card instead of trashing it! Have fun!!

Thursday, May 1, 2008


I hope you are all ready to party with us to celebrate National Scrapbooking Day and earn a ton of extra FRIENDZ POINTZ for May!!

Here's is a reminder on how things will work:

Challenges will be posted this morning. Each challenge will have a FRIENDZ POINTZ value. You will have until Sunday, May 4 at midnight (cst) to complete the challenges and post them in the forum. For every challenge you complete, your name will be entered into a drawing for a bonus 50 May FRIENDZ POINTZ!!! Check-in throughout the weekend, you never know when we'll throw a little bonus challenge at you!! {P.S.... no double-dippin'!!! You cannot combine challenges and get pointz for both!! You must complete each challenge seperately to get your FPz!!}

Challenge #1"Black & White Splash"
Your first challenge is to create a page(any size) that is black & white with a splash of one other color. It can be any color, but only one! Here is my example page:

This is my sweet niece when she was just barely a week old.... I couldn't wait to do her first photo shoot! Didn't turn out like I planned!! Took forever to get the perfect shot!!
Complete this challenge, post it in this thread in the forum under "May Pointz Friendzy", and I'll give you 10 FRIENDZ POINTZ... great way to kick off the month of May! Have fun!