It is snowing hard today in Northern Illinois. We're looking at 5 inches of solid stick-to-the-ground shovel-the-driveway kind of snow, and it's blowing and drifting too, which is super-fun! This is the kind of day that makes a gal want to hunker down and scrapbook a few favorite photos. Today's inspiration makes is easy - print off the sketch, grab some of your fave photos and one of your November layout kits and make a page (while sipping on a lovely mug of hot chocolate, of course)!
We've been hard at work cleaning up our warehouse, and we've got some brand new and lovely Christmas Kits from seasons' past that we're offering at a 50% discount! They are available in very limited quantities, so when they're gone, they're gone. Members can e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org to add any of these kits to your December shipment (credit card will be processed for sale items now to reserve them in your name, but they will ship with your December shipment to save you on shipping charges). Non-Members can order through the shopping cart.
We're continuing our warehouse clean-up, and we'll be adding additional items to the clearance section next week as we get them photographed and updated! Be sure to check back!
Here is a sampling of a few of the available CLEARANCE Christmas Kits. Check out our Clearance Section for the full list!
Bella Blvd. Christmas Countdown Kit: $9.00 Sale Price (50% Discount)
Pink Paislee Snow Village Kit: $12.50 Sale Price (50% Discount)
Simple Stories December Documented Paper Pack: $5.50 Sale Price (50% Discount)
Fancy Pants Merry Little Christmas Paper Pack: $5.00 (50% Discount)
Echo Park Paper Reflections Christmas Collection Kit: $7.50 Sale Price (50% Discount)
Meet our 4th Quarter's Guest Designer, Kara Allen. She is a long-time member of The ScrapRoom (since almost the beginning), and she is joining us through the end of the year as a Guest Designer. What a delight she has been to work with!
How long have
you been scrapbooking and how/why did you get started?
I have been scrapbooking for such a long time now. My
mother-in-law introduced me to it in 2000 and my husband said I could buy all the
paper I wanted for our first anniversary (the paper anniversary). He had
no idea what he agreed to. My first album was our wedding/honeymoon and I
used mostly Creative Memories products and styles. I moved on from that
style pretty quickly.
My style is pretty simple. I mostly add a few papers as embellishments to my pictures with clean lines. Sometimes I try to add a
little more pizazz, but that is getting out of my comfort zone and it really
takes me a long time to decide what I like. A lot of times, I end up
taking off some of the extra stuff.
manufacturers and why?
I've loved Fancy Pants, Basic Grey, WRMK and Crate Paper
over the years. It seems like whatever I do with those lines work no
matter what I try and I really love the shabby look.
Which scrapbook page
designers do you admire or who influence your style?
Ali Edwards is someone I always admired, but outside of the
idea gallery here, I don't follow anyone these days.
and/or crafty blogs do you follow?
I rely on The ScrapRoom’s idea gallery as a primary source of inspiration. I've collected so many supplies over the years that I really
try to limit myself to this kit each month. Seeing how the design team has
worked with the lines is exciting to me. I will browse on Two Peas in a
Bucket from time to time.
Any other tidbits our
members want to know?
I've been a member of The ScrapRoom since 2005 and look
forward to getting my kit every month. It is still one of the highlights
of my month to open up my present and see what good stuff I get to work with.
I listen to book on audio and my favorite 'me time' activity is an
evening scrapping and losing myself in a good story.
Share a few of your favorite layouts and why.
As I was looking through my layouts to find some I
favorites, I was drawn to a time when my kids were little and I hadn't gone back to
work yet. That was a fun time in my life and the kids were so sweet and
full of energy (they still are). I like these layouts because they make me feel
good when I look at them and I like the embellishments too.
Hi friends. I'm back today with another Project Life sketch. This one was inspired by all the cute Simple Stories Sweater Weather Die Cuts that came in the November Flavors of the Month kit. They allowed me to add some fun layers to my Thanksgiving layout title card. I thought this same idea would work well in Spring with a little birdhouse. Or for a camping layout.
This one card was my favorite for the whole month of November. The houndstooth, the warm colors, the enamel dots, and the exclusive flair. SO cute!
Speaking of flair, I thought I would also share a few ways that you can add Tammy's awesome flair to your Project Life pages.
This is the first time I used flair in my Project Life album. I really didn't like how the height of the flair made my page pucker, so I smushed it. Then, I didn't like how the flair looked. LOL One of our former TSR Designers shared her tip: put the flair on the outside of the page protector. Smart. Now I can use all the flair I want.
So, what is your favorite way to use flair? I'd love to hear.
Interested in receiving some FREE scrapbooking products in exchange for having your design work featured on our site? Do you like creating scrapbook pages from perfectly proportioned layout kits? Can you work on a tight timetable? If so, then we're interested in you!
The ScrapRoom is looking for some quarterly Guest Designers to create scrapbook pages and cards with our Flavors of the Month and Embellishment Kits. In exchange for completely FREE Flavors of the Month and Embellishment Kits each month, we're looking for Guest Designers who are willing to use our kits to create (3) 1-page layouts and (1) 2-page Recipe Card layout for our Idea Gallery for three months. We'd also love to feature you on our blog once or twice as well.
To apply, please submit the following to us via e-mail at email@example.com before December 1st. We will be lining up Guest Designers for 2015 during the month of December.
(3) images of layouts that you have created that will give us a good feel for your scrapbooking style
Answers to the following (3) questions:
Name / Where you live
Briefly describe your scrapbooking style.
If you could share one scrapbooking tip or bit of inspiration with other scrapbookers on the blog, what would you talk about? (examples: a technique or organizational tip you've discovered / something that inspires you within the scrapbooking industry / technology skill / go-to design principle)
Yesterday we looked at a traditional scrapbook layout using the Simple Stories Sweater Weather layout kit in our November Flavors of the Month Kit. Today's inspiration is a lovely Sweater Weather layout in the popular Project Life pocket-scrapbooking-style. Our Project Life layout designer, Aphra Bolyer, used the Sweater Weather cards in our November Project Life Kit, coupled together with a few embellishments from our November Flavors of the Month Kit, to create this beautiful fall layout.
Our monthly Project Life Kit features four different product lines and is PACKED FULL of pocket page cards and embellishments for your Project Life pages. Check it out. I don't think you'll find any other pocket scrapbooking kit out there that will give you more scrapbooking goodies for $17.99! In terms of variety and price, it's the absolute best deal on the internet!
Here's a little inspiration to take you into the weekend. Brenda Ragsdale created this striking layout with our Gossamer Blue One My Desk Kit in the November Flavors of the Month Kit. She added some extra die-cuts and enamel stars (November Embellishment Kit) and a bright and shiny gold alpha (September Embellishment) for the finishing touches. While you wait for your kits to arrive, print out a favorite photo so you're ready to re-create this layout as soon as your kits land on your doorstep.
Have you seen our lovely November Kits? We will start shipping them today!
We've got a great lineup of lines and embellishments this month. You'll love the assortment and variety of amazing papers and fun embellishments coming your way. If you haven't grabbed yours, get them before they're gone!
For members who want a little more in the way of patterned paper or cardstock or embellishments or stamps, we've got you covered. The ScrapRoom offers four different material-specific Add-on Kits that coordinates with our main kit each month. ScrapRoom Members can join any of these clubs for automatic shipment of their preferred add-on kit(s), or the kits can be ordered as a one-time purchase as long as we have some available after member orders have been filled.
And, as always at The ScrapRoom, our no-commitment policy lets our members customize their orders each month to match up with their wishlists and their budgets. E-mail us today if you want to add any of this month's Add-On Kits to your November shipment!
November Embellishment Kit: $12.00 Member Price
November Patterned Paper Kit: $7.00 Member Price
November Cardstock Kit: $7.00 Member Price
Kaisercraft Calendar Stamp Set: $7.00 Member Price
We sell out every year, and we're bringing it back again - the BasicGrey 2015 Calendar Kit!
The 2015 Calendar Kit features 13 of BasicGrey's top collections from the past year and
includes everything needed to create a beautiful handmade calendar:
14-page spiral-bound calendar
adhesive chipboard elements
step-by-step directions for assembly
This calendar is sized 8x8 and will make an awesome Christmas gift. Assemble the calendar with family photos for the perfect gift for grandparents, or give it unassembled to your favorite scrapbooking friend! Or, just buy one for yourself... you know you need a beautiful 2015 Calendar for your office!
Most months, we have a few packages of some extra embellishments that coordinate with the monthly kits. Be sure to check out our "New This Month" and "Coordinating With This Month's Kits" sections of our TSR Store to see what goodies are available this month. TSR Members can have any store extras shipped with your monthly kits for no additional shipping charge! Invoices process tomorrow, so be sure to get any order for extra store items to us by tomorrow morning so we can get them added to you November box!
Here's a quick peek at a few of the Store Extras available this month. There are more goodies in our ScrapRoom Store!
Crate Paper Notes & Things Rub-ons (2 sheets/pkg): $2.99
Crate Paper Gold Glitter Thickers (2 sheets/pkg.): $4.99
Gossamer Blue On My Desk Puffy Stickers: $3.99
Gossamer Blue On My Desk Wood Veneers: $3.99
Freckled Fawn Mint Calendar Washi Tape (20meters): $3.99
How about some extra papers to add to this month's Doubleshot Kit?
Heidi Swapp September Skies Set of 3 Doubleshot Kit Papers: $2.70