Saturday, August 27, 2011

Sketchy Saturday!


Welcome to Saturday Sketch Challenge!


A Sketch is an “idea” or “inspiration” to get a layout or card done. You can turn the sketches 90* either way or 180* to get a different “look” add a little more embellishments, use different embellishments or shapes to fit your pictures.
 Below the Sketches you will find a “Sneak Peak” of the Design Team inspiration this week, below each inspiration picture is the Design Team Members name! Simply click their name to go to their blog, facebook fanpage, online gallery to see the full Inspiration.
Card Sketch:
Layout 
Sketch:


Design Team Inspiration

Sarah's

Jann's




Please visit The Design Team Blogs and leave them some kind words as they work hard every week to bring inspiration.

My Sketchy Saturday Challenges will be just for Inspirational Fun and to get some Cards and Layouts done. At this point, I can no longer afford Blog Candy and No One wants to sponser my Challenges. I need to raise money to pay for medical expenses. Thank you for understanding.


Until Next time...
Happy Crafting


TTFN Jill

Monday, August 22, 2011

MTC/SVG Monday


MTC/SVG ChallengeMonday


Welcome to MTC/SVG Monday! IF your a first time visitor I hope you become a regular visitor. Read the post for how the challenge works and how to get the MTC/SVG Files. 


The Design Team are given my "Collection" of Files (explained on the MTC Tab/Page) that I have designed and they choose the image(s) of their choice to do their Inspirational projects for you. Be sure check out their Inspirational Projects on their blogs or Facebook, they'd love new Followers and maybe leave them a lil love. 
We all love reading comments and So does my Design Team.


This week's MTC Files (also available in SVG) is
Bling Templates
How to use them is pretty simple, you get the shape you want re-size if necessary. You can either cut the "templates" out directly on the paper you want to use them for use with your "IRock" tool or other "bling" such as rhinestones, pearls or skittles, etc. or just to have the "templates" shape left as is. You could also cut them out on "acetate" to make permanent templates to use for your IRock Tool or similar tool or for any free hand "bling"
There are quite a few different templates I spent months making you can purchase all of them for $10
Circle Bling Templates

Diamond Bling Templates

Square Bling Templates

Oval Bling Templates

Squares Rounded Bling Templates

Star Bling Templates

Plaques Bling Templates

Flourish Bling Templates

Flourish Bling Templates

Flourish Corner Bling Templates

Flourish Bling Templates

Heart Love Bling Template

Heart Love Bling Template

Fun Heart  Bling Templates

Heart Bling Templates
Love Word Bling Templates

Freebies expire after awhile and are removed as a Free download.

Sorry Freebie Has Expired

Check For $ale Tab or My Etsy Store for Possible Purchase



Here is my Design Team Inspiration
please, go to their Blog, Fanpage or online gallery and leave them some kind words for their inspiration

Sabina's

Jackie's

Jessica's


Until next time...
Happy Crafting!

TTFN Jill


Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sketchy Saturday!


Welcome to Saturday Sketch Challenge!


A Sketch is an “idea” or “inspiration” to get a layout or card done. You can turn the sketches 90* either way or 180* to get a different “look” add a little more embellishments, use different embellishments or shapes to fit your pictures.
Winner of Last week's Sketch Challenge is 
Barbara
email me your mailing address so I can get your Blog candy off!
 Below the Sketches you will find a “Sneak Peak” of the Design Team inspiration this week, below each inspiration picture is the Design Team Members name! Simply click their name to go to their blog, facebook fanpage, online gallery to see the full Inspiration.
Card Sketch:
Layout Sketch:

Design Team Inspiration

Melanie


Jann's Card and blog Candy Here


Laura

Please leave some kind words for The Design Team on their Blogs or galleries, they work hard every week to bring you inspiration and kind words go a long way. Thanks.


My Sketchy Saturday Challenges will be just for Inspirational Fun and to get some Cards and Layouts done. At this point, I can no longer afford Blog Candy and No One wants to sponser my Challenges. I need to raise money to pay for medical expenses. Thank you for understanding.


Until Next time...
Happy Crafting


TTFN Jill

Saturday, August 13, 2011


Welcome to Saturday Sketch Challenge!


A Sketch is an “idea” or “inspiration” to get a layout or card done. You can turn the sketches 90* either way or 180* to get a different “look” add a little more embellishments, use different embellishments or shapes to fit your pictures.
Winner of Last week's Sketch Challenge is 
Her Craftiness

email me your mailing address so I can get your Blog candy off!

 Below the Sketches you will find a “Sneak Peak” of the Design Team inspiration this week, below each inspiration picture is the Design Team Members name! Simply click their name to go to their blog, facebook fanpage, online gallery to see the full Inspiration.
Card Sketch:

Layout Sketch:


Design Team “Sneak Peak” Inspiration

Jann's  HERE 

Sarah's Blog HERE 

Be kind and leave some love for the Design Team on their Blogs or Galleries etc.  Thanks :)

You have until Friday Aug.19th @ 11:59pm (pst) to link your project!
The Blog Candy is a Fun Pack of 8 handmade cards by ME :)
Until Next time…
Happy Crafting!
TTFN Jill aka The Scrapoholic

Monday, August 8, 2011

MTC/SVG Monday

MTC/SVG ChallengeMonday

Welcome to MTC/SVG Monday! IF your a first time visitor I hope you become a regular visitor. Read the post for how the challenge works and how to get the MTC/SVG Files. 

The Design Team are given my "Collection" of Files (explained on the MTC Tab/Page) that I have designed and they choose the image(s) of their choice to do their Inspirational projects for you. Be sure check out their Inspirational Projects on their blogs or Facebook, they'd love new Followers and maybe leave them a lil love. 
We all love reading comments and So does my Design Team.

This week's MTC Files (also available in SVG) is
Collection Palm Trees:

Freebies expire after awhile and are removed as a Free download.

Sorry Freebie Has Expired

Check For $ale Tab or My Etsy Store for Possible Purchase



Design Team Inspiration
Simple sneak peak of their completed project is on their blog or fan page etc. just simply click their name to go to see the "Entire Inspiration"
Enjoy the files and Inspiration! I hope to see you do a project with the files. I know i don't have huge awesome blog candy but its all I can afford to offer.


I do love hearing what people think of my files even if its some positive criticism. If its broke or there is a problem I won't know unless you tell me.
Something you'd like to see for a file theme? Or a different format I don't have available?

 You have until Sunday Aug. 14, 2011 11:59pm to link your project to be eligble to win.




A Set of 8 Pack of Assorted Greeting Cards made by me!

Enjoy the Day! Until Next Time...
Happy Crafting!
TTFN Jill aka The Scrapoholic


Sunday, August 7, 2011

Back to School Hop ~ Day 2

Welcome to the fun Back to school Blog Hop Day 2! 

There are several Sponsors for the hop. Be sure to leave a comment on everyones blog to be eligible to win blog candy from one of the Sponsors. You should have hopped on over here from Jenny's Blog, if you happened here from the Sketchy Saturday Challenge, or Spotlight Sunday and want to hop along start at Michelle's Blog. Its a two day hop but not everyone has a project a day but some do and if you didn't hop yesterday you will want to hop today!

I chose to do a couple Digital Layouts, since I am unable to scrap right now due to my arm being in spasms all week. Which is why I haven't been around much online either. I am not a huge fan of the digital but its a nice mix for those quick pages. I an getting to like it for that. I also, add brads and other "3-D"/"real" embellishments when i get the actual 12 x12 Digital Layout Prints. I don't think I will ever go all digital cause I really enjoy doing my own thing and with digital I feel a bit trapped in a box. CTMH Studio J is a great way to dip your toes in without having to know a whole bunch or downloading a single thing. It gives you some control of choices. You can add and delete photo wells too. I am just getting my big toe wet.  


I used CTMH Studio J. For Paper Kit I used the new paper "roxie", (also available in double sided paper for regular scrapbooking and as always the new and retired CTMH papers are available in Studio J (digital Scrapbooking)). I thought this paper pack screamed my daughters name, its not your "typical" school paper but this paper is so her. I used "Backstage" for the "pattern".  Which just loved the name of the "pattern"/pre-layout since she did tons of Dance in High School. I also, used several embellishments, distressing and My stickease to "embellish" the layout. I changed the papers from the Studio J "default choices". Its her Graduation which is more "end of school year" than beginning, but since I can't get to all my photos as my usb cord to my external hard drive is bad (at least that is what we are praying for and not that the HD went bad!) and are waiting (what seems to be forever) for the usb cord that we had to special order from the company (but they are paying for it since its under warranty). 
without any further babbling here is my Layout:


If you'd like to see my Digital Layout from yesterday click HERE


If you've never heard of CTMH (Close To My Heart) you can check out my website HERE. You can check out Studio J HERE. CTMH has a new Idea Book with lots of new items, including the Cricut Cartridge (which for month of Sept. any proceeds from sales of the cartridge, I am donating to the American Cancer Society, that is only ordering thru me it is not a CTMH thing).

Now you are off to Lynne's Blog 



In case you get lost along the way here is the whole line up:



Stephanie ~ alwayscrafting.com
Bobbi Jo ~ sweetsassydiva.com

TTFN Jill

Spotlight Sunday!





What is your Real Name?
Gina Torres

What are you Known as in "forums"/"blogs"?
The title of my blog is "California Scrappin'" - My nickname on some sites is GCinderella21.

Short Bio ~ I work full-time as a Sales Assistant. I'm happily married to the love of my life. My hobbies are photography, scrapbooking, card making & geneaology. I'm a Memory Works Independent Scrapbook Consultant.

 My favorites: Favorite paper lines are Bo Bunny, Echo Park, October Afternoon and Teresa Collins. Favorite techniques are misting, inking, distressing & layering.

 How did you learn about being  a consultant for Memory Works?
 I learned about Memory Works from a posting on one of the scrapbooking message boards. I reviewed all of the information on their website and decided that they were the best fit for me. I have a full-time job already and Memory Works fit my schedule with their policies and minimal requirements.

How Long have you been a Consultant?
 I have been a consultant for just a few months now. I started in mid-May 2011.

 What "style" would you describe you being a Consultant?
 I think that I would describe my "style" as enthusiastic! I'm excited to promote the great line of products that Memory Works has to offer and have my fellow scrappers and card makers get creative! I love seeing all of the new projects that can be done with all of the great new paper lines!

What are your 3 favorite products and why?
 My 3 favorite products are the Simple Stories Kits, the We R Memory Keepers albums & page protectors and the new Bo Bunny paper lines. The Simple Stories kits are just amazing! They offer so many possibilities with the assortment of papers, journal tags & embellishments! They go hand in hand with the We R Memory Keepers albums & page protectors. The leather and linen albums are gorgeous! Plus, the page protectors come in various assortments and sizes, so you can create a different album every time! Bo Bunny has some gorgeous paper lines right now! The "Timepiece" line is great for vintage photos. The "Zoology" line is great for those summer trips to the zoo! The "Liberty" line is great for Memorial Day, 4th of July and any other patriotic theme! Amazing stuff!

What are some of the drawbacks to being a consultant do you find?
The biggest drawback I'm finding right now is finding the right way to advertise. I'm on Facebook and I'm listed online in the shopping links for Scrapbooking.com. I'm trying to place some ads in newsletters and online magazines, but it's hard to figure out what will be the best venue to gain a good customer base.

What are some of the enjoyments and benefits to being a consultant?
One of the main enjoyments of being a consultant is meeting creative people! I love networking with fellow scrappers and card makers - whether it's online or in person! Also, I get to learn new techniques and tricks from others! I'm always learning new ways to make my scrapbooking better! Of course, the benefit of getting my own supplies at a discount is always nice too! I get to see all of the new products and premiere them on my blog and on Facebook! The Memory Works Express Kits are exciting to post the sneak peek and then post the actual contents which never seem to disappoint!

Do you host on-line gatherings or just in-home?
 Is there a benefit to either? Since I'm relatively new, I haven't had the chance to host any type of event. But, I will be a vendor at a 3-day retreat and at a Diabetes Fundraiser Crop. I'm looking forward to meeting new people and being able to showcase the great line of products that Memory Works has to offer!

How do you grow your "team" or is that something you don't worry about?
With Memory Works, I don't have to worry about growing a "team." That's one of the benefits that Memory Works offered that I really liked. Their consultant offering is all about you and your comfort level.

What are some ideas you share with others?
 I share tons of techniques for layouts and card making all the time. I love showing others everything that I've learned. It's fun to pass on ideas and see how other people take them and run with them! I also like to share organizational ideas because scrapbooking can get out of hand in a hurry! I think we all have that stash that is somewhat out of control!

What advice would you give to a newbie just starting in being a consultant?
Since I'm still a newbie myself, I would just advise to do all of your research before making any decisions regarding inventory, advertising, etc. Any decision that requires outlaying finances should be carefully considered. Also, be sure that you have ample time to invest. You get out what you put in!

Any organizational tips you'd like to share?
Being organized is the key to being creative. I hate trying to get a project started when I can't find any of the supplies that I want to use! For me, I organize by theme. I have baskets and bins separated by holidays and occasions. I have all of my cardstock sorted by color. I tend to keep kits together until I just have pieces left and then I separate those into whatever type of embellishment they belong to. I have buttons, flowers and ribbon in their own containers so I can just reach for what I'm looking to use. I have all of the supplies that I take to crops in my rolling tote and Snapware cases. The Snapware cases are AWESOME! They can be found at JoAnn's. They stack on top of each other and have a handle at the top! I also love the storage blocks at Michael's. I'm organizing my scrap room with these!

Any Budget Cost cutting tips?
Look around your house for embellishment items. You'd be amazed at what you will find! Paper towel tubes are great for storing borders. Toilet paper rolls are also great for storing pens. Bubble wrap is always a great embellishment and a great way to add dimension to your pages! Tissue paper can be made into some great flowers if you layer different colors. Miscellaneous buttons can be used for the centers of flowers or to hold bows in place. Always save string, twine or any other ribbon! There's always a scrapping use for it! Bottle caps are all the rage now, so save them too! The best advice is to use what you have before you decide to spend!

What are the web addresses to all your places?

My Memory Works Consultant site link is http://ginatorres.memory-works.com/


What made you decide to start a Blog, website, Facebook Fan page, etc? 
I started my blog to have a place to showcase my projects and be able to take part in blog hops. My Memory Works Independent Scrapbook Consultant website was a must in order to being able to show the Memory Works products to my online customers. My Facebook page is another way to network online and spread the word about Memory Works and their great products!

Anything you want to share that wasn't covered.
I'm happy to answer any questions about any of the products! I'm excited to meet new creative people! Let's get scrapping!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sketchy Saturday!

Welcome to Saturday Sketch Challenge!
If you are here for the Back to School Hop Just scroll on down to the next post 
or Click HERE
A Sketch is an “idea” or “inspiration” to get a layout or card done. You can turn the sketches 90* either way or 180* to get a different “look” add a little more embellishments, use different embellishments or shapes to fit your pictures.
Winner of Last week's Sketch Challenge is 

Ivonne Hernandez!


Please email me your mailing address so I can get your Blog candy off!

For any who have won in the past weeks all have or are going postal by today! Sorry for the delay, had to wait for my order to come in to fill the Prizes and took longer than i expected!
 Below the Sketches you will find a “Sneak Peak” of the Design Team inspiration this week, below each inspiration picture is the Design Team Members name! Simply click their name to go to their blog, facebook fanpage, online gallery to see the full Inspiration.
Layout Sketch:

Card Sketch:

Design Team “Sneak Peak” Inspiration

Melanie L  ~ Online Gallery HERE for a better view and her 2nd part of the Double layout

Jann S ~  Blog HERE to see a better view, details and her 2nd card

Laura  ~ Blog HERE to see a better view and details


Jessica's Blog

Be kind and leave some love for the Design Team on their Blogs or Galleries etc.  Thanks :)

You have until Friday Aug.12th @ 11:59pm (pst) to link your project!
The Blog Candy is a Fun Pack of 8 handmade cards by ME :)
Until Next time…
Happy Crafting!
TTFN Jill aka The Scrapoholic 
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