Friday, September 28, 2007

Trivia Winner.... More October Peeks

The winner of the soldered glass pendant is .................. Julie Gastelum.

Congrats. Please email your mailing address to melynda@ilove2create.com.

And now for more sneak peeks at the October kit. The kit ships this Monday.



Rachael made this album using metal switch plates covered in Friendly Plastic.





I love the ribbon buckle that Rachael created with the Friendly Plastic. And we all know her love of Stickles so she covered the felt thickers with her favorite stickles for some extra shimmer. Click on the photo to see a closeup and all her amazing detail.



Rachael used the Friendly Plastic to mold a flower and leaves. She stamped the flower to give it even more texture.

Friendly Plastic has become a new favorite technique for me!!!!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

The winner is..... And Friendly Plastic


The winner of Wednesday's stash is.................Linda F. Please email me at melynda@ilove2create.com your mailing address.

I have been busy playing with Friendly Plastic today. And I can't tell you how much fun I had. It really is Friendly. LOL!!!

The plastic is heated and then you can swirl it together, add beads, add glitter, stamp in it, and so much more. I haven't gotten a chance to stamp in it and put it on my "to do" list for tomorrow.

I did get to make a little mini book (2x2 inches) with Friendly Plastic covers.



And Tracy has a completed Project kit to show you. October we are featuring an Altered Clipboard.



You can have the project added to your kit for only $12.99. The kit includes the 5x7 clipboard, chipboard scroll, buttons, 3 yards of velvet ribbon, and 3 Notes to Self Cards.

Orders your now!

Here is a sneak peek at a layout from the October Kit.




Thank you to Diane for creating the Picnic Perfect Layout.

If you haven't ordered your October kit yet we have a few left.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Wednesday Stash Giveaway!

I am having a little issue with my camera talking to my computer today. I don't have a picture of Wednesday's stash but I know you will love it.

This is the last one for our CELEBRATION month. Please drop in and say hello in the comments. I will draw a name tomorrow from the comments for a winner.

We are very busy this week packing the October Scrapbook Society Kits. I love the fresh colors of the American Craft papers. The technique is Friendly Plastic!!! You will be amazed at what you can create with it.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Tutorial - Fabric Rose

We have finished up our Fabric Flower swap at I love 2 Create. I am just waiting on a few more flowers to arrive and then I will get them back out to everyone who participated.

I wanted to share my Fabric Roses. They are super simple to make and perfect to use your fabric scraps on.



First you will cut out 6 - 8 petals in 2 sizes. The pink rose is with 6 petals and the black roses are made from 8 petals.



I will be happy to send you a PDF with my pattern. Just drop me an email at melynda@ilove2create.com.

You are going to handsew with a running stitch each of the petals together. Start by sewing the smaller petals and end with the larger petals.

Pull the running stitch a little to gather to petal as shown in the photo. I tie a knot when the flower petals are gathered.

Next you will start to wind the flower petals around creating your rose. You can gather in your fingers and then sew it all together. You will be matching the edges together on the bottom. The bottom will be wide but flat. I think that makes sense.

Or my favorite way to wind it is to take your low-temp glue gun and use a little glue as you wind your way around.




I also attach a small piece of felt to the bottom to hide all my rough edges. Perfect to add a pen to and wear as a brooch.



Now it is your turn to create your own Fabric Roses. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Last Trivia Question of the month!!!

Are you ready for the new trivia question???

Monday's Trivia Question -

How many people are competing for our Ultimate Survivor in the Scrappin Survivor III challenge?

Please email your responses by Thursday to melynda@ilove2create.com.

I will be drawing a name on Friday and the winner will be receiving a beautiful handmade soldered pendant.

Tomorrow I hope to have a wonderful tutorial for fabric roses to show you. Crossing my fingers and toes that I don't have any issues today and can get the final touches done.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Monday's Trivia Winner

Monday's Trivia winner is ......................... Alyson Oberman

Congrats to our winner!!!!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone. And don't forget to signup for your membership this month for the Scrapbook Society kit or the Creativity Kits and receive 1 month FREE!!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

October Kit Preview and our winner!

The winner for the Wednesday stash is .................................. mara.


Please email your address at melynda@ilove2create.com



We are busy getting the October kit ready for shipping on October 1st and I wanted to share a few pieces of the kit.


The technique is Friendly Plastic. You are going to love all the amazing creations you will be able to create with this medium. It has been around for some time and I just now got hooked myself. I can't believe I somehow didn't realize how cool it really was.







Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Wednesday Stash Drawing

First I want to thank everyone for coming to our Girl's Night Out!!! It was a great time, great food, great challenges, and loads of fun. Just an all around GREAT time!!


Congrats to our winners this weekend!!


1st Place Winner - JenWatkins 135 - $25 Gift Certificate


Tie for second place - Natasha & JoeLaw - $15 Gift Certificate.


Third place was Paperheart - $10 Gift Certificate


Bingo Winners - Ann Burns with 17 words

Mara Gross - 9 words



The Scrappin Survivor III kicked off on Sunday evening and our Survivors are working hard to make it through their first challenge. Check them out in the gallery and cheer them on with some comments.


And finally Wednesday's Stash Giveaway!!!




2 packages of Petaloo Flowers and some lovely Twinkling H2Os. Just leave a "hello" in the comments and we will draw a name tomorrow.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Monday's Trivia Question


Today's Question: What are the two featured items in our store?


Please email me your answer by Thursday evening to melynda@ilove2create.com.


The prize is valued at $40!!! It includes the 7gypsies Scroll Stamp, Creative Imaginations Swatch Book (28 sheets), Bohemia Rubons, Tim Holtz Fancy Flourishes unmounted stamp set.



Friday, September 14, 2007

Monday's Trivia Winner

The winner of the 3 Mobile Kits is ---------------- Silvia!!!!

Thank you to everyone who played.

Now get ready for a fun weekend at our Girl's Craft Weekend. Starts Today!!!

This is similar to the cybercrops we have held in the past but with a few new twists. Envision three days and two nights at a wonderful Bed & Breakfast with your best bunch of girlfriends -- there will be a goody bag waiting for you, along with scrumptious meals and fun challenges and games, complete with fabulous prizes. Be sure to check out the Community Board to get all the details.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Girl's Crafting Weekend!

First the winner for Wednesday's blog drawing is ...................... Charisma3103. Congrats!!!

Please email me your shipping adress so I can get your jewelry items right out to you.

I did a random number generator and it chose 1. I have never had that happen before so I guess it reall is a random number. :)

You are cordially invited to a Girl's Crafting Weekend at the IL2C virtual Bed and Breakfast.
It will be a weekend of crafting, creating, snacking, playing games, and winning prizes!!! Check out our Community Board for all the details!
Bingo words will be posted later today, so make sure you stop by and pick your bingo words.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Wednesday's Giveaway - Jewelry Kits

Perfect for a rainy afternoon. Wednesday's CELEBRATION giveaway are 4 jewelry kits. They are super simple to put together and fun to make. There are 2 bracelets, 1 necklace and 3 rings. I believe you can click on the image to get a larger picture.

Drop by and say "hello" in the comments and I will draw a name from the comments tomorrow.

We also have loads of fun going on at our Community Board. This weekend is a Girl's Crafting Weekend with games, challenges, prizes, and loads of fun. Be sure to come visit us at the IL2C "cyber" bed and breakfast. Check in starts on Friday and don't forget to pick up your free goody bag.

And don't forget to answer Monday's trivia question to win 3 wonderful Mobil kits. These are very popular and hard to find.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Monday's Trivia Question


Today's Trivia Question: What city and state is our Design Team Coordinator from?

Please email your answers to melynda@ilove2create.com by Thursday evening. I will draw a name from the correct answers on Friday. Good Luck!!!!

I am off running to get kids to school and doctor's appointments this morning so I will post a picture of the prize when I return this afternoon. I should have taken the photograph yesterday but that would have meant I was planning ahead. LOL!!!!!
Edited.... I finally got the picture. The prize is 3 (THREE) mobile kits. Retail value $70.00!!!

Friday, September 7, 2007

The Winner is...........

Monday's Trivia winner is ...........................................................


Ann Burns!!!!
Congrats and thank you to all who played. We will have another trivia question on Monday and anther great prize.
Our first Creativity kit is shipping next week!!! We have "sold out" twice so far and just ordered in more supplies to put a few more kits together. If you have ordered yours yet, grab them now. The kit comes with everything needed to put together your very own "one-of-a-kind" necklace and earrings!! You will love the amazing Ceramic focal bead handmade by women in Kenya.


Order yours here!!! Or join and get a new Creativity Kit every month!

Creativity Kit Memberships

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Wednesday's Winner

Here are your random numbers:14
Timestamp: 2007-09-06 11:04:35 IST

Marshan
Please email me your address so that I can get your prize out to you. melynda@ilove2create.com

Still one more day to email me your answers to our Monday trivia question. The prize pack is the Bernie Berlin ATC book and the foam stamp set from Tim Holtz. The stamp set is in a nice wood box.

Monday's Trivia - What was the technique of the January 2007 Scrapbook Society Kit?

Have you checked out the September Gallery? We have some amazing layouts, projects, and cards from our Design Team. Here are just a few of my favorites. Of course I love them all.

I love how Amy White used the Daisy D rubons to free hand the leaves and the colors are wonderful. Tracy Poloacheck used August's Doodling Template. And the Earth Elements look amazing on the number five. We most definitely have the most talented Design Team on earth!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

First Day of School


I am so excited and sad at the same time. Today is the first day of school and the first time I will have all my children in school. No more little ones at home. I look forward to getting more housework done, time to create, and many other things so that I won't get so sad and miss them too much.


Each Wednesday we are giving away a prize package with a value of $25. Just leave a little hello comment and I will draw the name of the winner Thursday morning. Sorry I am running behind today and didn't get the picture of the prize yet.
Sorry the picture isn't the greatest. The Wednesday drawing is for an entire roll of Maya Road Velvet Ribbon in red, Joy of Stamping Cleaner, Metallic Rubons, and Rusty Pickle Stickers. All fun stuff.

Good Luck and have a wonderful day.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Happy 4th Anniversary to us!!!

I am so excited to kick off our month long celebration with our first of 4 trivia questions. Each Monday during the month of September we will ask a trivia question. Email the correct answer to the question to melynda@ilove2create.com and you will be entered in the Friday drawing for a prize.
Too simple to not play with us.

Trivia Question: What was the technique of the January 2007 Scrapbook Society Kit?


hint: You can find the information on the Community Board, Gallery, and through our newsletters.

Email you answer to me at melynda@ilove2create.com by Thursday evening and I will draw a name from the correct answer on Friday morning.

The prize for this weeks trivia will be the Artist Trading Card Workshop by Bernie Berlin.

And also the wonderful large foam alphabet stamp set by Tim Holtz.





This is all in time for you to sign up for Amy's ATC swap and start earning your tickets for our CELEBRATION Grand Prizes. Read all about the swap on our Community Board.
Check out the Fabric Flower Swap and our Survivor Swap on the Community Board. Still time to join in the fun.

Read all about our huge CELEBRATION in our Scrapbook Society Newsletter.

Saturday, September 1, 2007

Welcome Ana Cabrera - Our September Guest Designer



We are so excited to have Ana Cabrera (of Scrapbook Answers and now, CK Media fame) as our guest designer for the month of September. Ana has an amazing sense of style and we are thrilled that she is sharing it with us in celebration of our 4th Anniversary of the Scrapbook Society kits. She has been one busy lady lately since she has just moved from California to Utah for her new position with CK Media. Last weekend she was busy teaching at Creating Keepsake University in Nashville and after returning home she whipped up some beautiful creations with the September kit that features Daisy D's patterned papers and Earth Elements by Art Glitter. Before her busy week, we were able to interview Ana to see what makes her creative juices flow.

IL2C: Tell us a about you and your family.
Ana: I am a single mother of three lovely little divas. Sierra 9, Savannah 8, and Sedona 4. We have recently moved to Utah...though I will always be a California Girl. I am also a Mormon Filipino Republican American.

IL2C: How did you get started in scrapbooking?
Ana: haha. I started out as a wedding singer.. then a hip hop dancer.. then a professional chef.. then I ended up as a freelance graphic designer.. and then.. I landed the job for Scrapbook Answers.
BUT I have been a paper lover for ever. I have been keeping "scrapbooks" for as long as I can remember.. I started scrapping in the form we know it today back when I was pregnant with Sierra.

IL2C: What are your favorite subjects to scrap?
Ana: everyday life. My kids, my food, my home. i really like my scrapbooking to be a snapshot of my world.

IL2C: Describe your scrapping environment. Do you have any special items in your scrap space that give you inspiration?
Ana: haha... cramped. My scrap space is generally a wall in a shared space. Most recently.. my bedroom. (since that's the only magic going on in there!) But what inspires me... is my collection of vintage rhinestones and fabrics. Even though I don't really scrap in a vintage style.. these items are so rich. So full of a life of their own. I just know that these pieces have a story.

IL2C: What are your 3 favorite products to use when scrapbooking?
Ana: chipboard... plain brown chipboard. i love the way it looks and feels.

rhinestones...but they have to be vintage glass or crystal. I have used plastic.. but.. it doesn't
have the same bling.

Clear overlays... i can not get enough of the clear stuff. it just begs to be played with. I wanted to be rubbed on, painted, stitched...


IL2C:
Our members love to try new techniques, what techniques do you love to use in your artwork?
Ana: machine sewing and painting. there is something so primal about adding a splash of paint to a layout. and what I love about machine sewing is its unpredictability. I admit, it is only unpredictable because I don't sew that great... but I am always happy with the results.

IL2C: You have been involved in the publishing side of the scrapbooking business, previously with Scrapbook Answers and now with CK Media, what advice can you give those scrappers who want to be published?
Ana: Ah... so you want to be published. :) I am sure that there are more educated answers than the one I am going to give you... but here it is.
Love what you do. IF you scrap only for the sake of trying to get published... you wont. The reason... the best pages, the most engaging layouts are the ones that have an intangible quality about them. I think that the quality is the love behind it. It may be the love of the creative process, love of the subjects...whatever. And honestly.. that is what this craft is all about. Now, I do understand the desire to be published.. so in a more practical bit of advice. Watch for the calls. AND do your own thing. Editors are always looking for something fresh.. not necessarily totally new... but fresh. And that comes with finding your own style.. your own way of doing things.