Monday, March 31, 2008

Challenge #9: Get FELT up

Oh, get your minds outta the gutter....LOL!

This week we are working with all those great felty embellishments we've been collecting. So pull out your felt and use 3 or more pieces of felt on your layout or project.

Remember to add links to your own projects in the comments section.
We LOVE to see what you're up to!
All the previous week's projects can be seen HERE.

Our Queen, Karen's:

this one was kind of way out of my comfort zone but once i got started with it, it 'felt' good!
anyway, some very old letter stickers here (AC) and the buttons, well, you guys know how many damn buttons i have. scenic route lined paper. a little 'doodle'bug paper frills in there as well.




Monday, March 24, 2008

Challenge #8: Loads of Patterned Paper !

Ok, so this week we are concentrating on using more.
More patterned paper that is.
Sure it is easy to use a sheet of patterned paper, but 4 sheets...

Well, that's the challenge this week.
Use 4 or more patterned papers on your Layout, card or project.
Now, the catch is that you can only use things in your scrap pile...No cutting full 12x12 sheets, that would be cheating!
So let's use up those scraps we've been saving for lord knows what and get crackin'.

And don't forget to check out our Queen this week Karen's great LO, that girl can work that patterned paper!


Our Queen, Karen's:

These are scenic route scraps--did not cut anything except the flowers out of the paper.
The red cardstock even has two huge scalloped punches taken out of them!


I know this is small, but you can click to make it bigger.
I'm bringing 2 page LOs back!
That's right...
I'm bringing double pages back...yeah.
You ladies know that's where it's at...yeah.
Ok, that's enough nonsense.
All the patterned papers are Scenic Route and from my scraps, I have every little piece of SR.
And the chipboard, stickers and journaling spot is also Scenic Route.

Don't forget to check out Karen's bio as our reigning Queen and who knows....Maybe YOU will be next?

And remember to add the links to your great projects in the Comments section...We want to see what you're making.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Queen of the Crap : Karen Mataraza

Everyone, please bow and help us welcome our first Queen of the Crap....Karen Mataraza!!
We are so excited to have Karen crap scrappin' with us for the next couple weeks and we are sure she will inspire all of you as well.

So let's learn a little something about our new Queen....

Name: Karen E. Mataraza

Blog: Life at the Polka Dot House

Etsy Shoppe: Polka Dots and Lined Paper

Crafts you dabble in: paper, altering unfinished or found items, making clocks out of stuff, other home decor items. trying to learn to crochet (very unsuccessfully).

Favorite color(s): green

Do you have a room of crap, a closet of crap or a shelf of crap? a dining room hutch full of those little plastic drawers and tied shut with a pony-tail holder (i have a 13 month old). and part of my bedroom closet
is used for the not-so-often-used crap. at least i moved out of my bathroom!

What supply to you have the most of? white cardstock

What supply do you hoard the most? patterned paper and tape runners

What brand do you use the most? scenic route

What brand do you own the most of but use the least? basic grey

Keep your scraps or throw them away? 4 large Recollections bags full...even the tiniest bits
Organized or perfectly chaotic? organized in my own mind

Crafting motto? don't really have one, but i always say, "ooh, that paper is so yummy i could eat it!"

Create with friends or alone? alone with inspiration from my online scrapping buddies.

What supply do you need a challenge for so that you will use it up? clear stuff and lots of weird sticker letters. and i know you can't use them up, but it would be nice to use even just one letter of my 8 gazillion sets of foam stamps at least once!!!

Come back tomorrow for our queen's first time to reign and join our challenges. 
We can't wait to see what you do and who knows YOU could be the next Queen of the Crop!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Challenge #7: Flower Power

Got Prima? Got Heidi? yeah us too!!
Get them out of the cute tins and jars they come in and get to cutting them, folding them, what ever you can think of doing to them do it...and girls...tsk tsk...we not talking about 1 or 2 flowers..we want to see some flowers...

Bust out your loot and get floral all over the place.
Remember to post your links to your work in the comments sections so we can all be inspired to use up those blooms!

I was bound and determined to use up every large prima and HS flower i owned and with this layout I DID JUST THAT!!


I used to really stock up on Dollar store flowers and just pull them from their stems.
I still have a few bushels to use up, so I worked them here.
All stuck to the page with glue dots.
That is a band of ribbon with the title written on it with White Sharpie Extra Fine Paint marker, it is currently my favorite of all my white writing utensils.

Also Simone:

Once I got started using up my flowers, I just couldn't stop.
These were once my coveted, only to be looked at supply.
I only own 2 little milk bottles, but they are the same 2 bottles I bought 3 years ago!
Not anymore, I am using up those babies in a big way.
That vase...well, that's a piece of clear packaging with blue vellum for the water.
The vase was hand drawn (badly) with a Slick Writer.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

scrap MY crap challenge


Here at Scrap Your Crap, we love to see what other people are doing with what they have been collecting.
How you have been scrapping your

So we would like to invite you to join us in a special challenge!

This is a one time commitment with plenty of time to work with and the most completely relaxed guidelines.
It's called the scrap MY crap challenge.

If you would like to participate, you will receive a crafty item in the mail that is from my own personal stash of crap.
Don't worry, it is not the gross patterned paper I posted last week, it is something actually useable.
Then you will create something with that item.
It can be anything! A card, project, scrapbook page...ANYTHING.
You will then take a picture, scan...whatever your preference...and email to us on or before April 30th.

Items will be sent out this week, so that will give you 6 weeks to make something.
All projects will be posted on the SYC blog on May 5th.

We ask that each person post your projects wherever you normally would, galleries, MBs, blogs...anywhere you would like, but not until May 5th.
You are welcome to hint to it, but please do not post them to May5th.

If you would like to pay it forward with a freebie from your own stash to your own blog readers, feel free to spread the love, that is how I got this wonderful item to begin with.
Again...totally up to you.

If you would like to play along...all you have to do is Comment in the section for this post that you are in and then email us at scrapyourcrap at gee mail dot com with....

your name
blog address
mailing address

We are taking the first 5 people who sign up in the comments section and email us your information at scrap your crap at gmail dot com.

Thanks for joining us and we look forward to seeing what you can do with My crap!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Challenge #6: Unloved Stamps

Stamps are the one thing I buy with the best intentions and then only use a select few.
And it seems that there are many other people who do the same thing because when I suggested this challenge to Greta, her response was...
"I have so many to choose from, which ones should I use?"

So, this week...Pull out those stamps you've never or barely ever used.
You know, the ones you may have never even mounted.
Or that are still in the packaging.
Or you think you used once on that one card a year ago and never touched again....
Those are the stamps we are looking for.
Show us your Unloved Stamps, they wanna have fun too!!

And remember...If you've joined us in this challenge, we'd love to see those cards, pages or projects, so be sure to add a link in the comments section.

i used 3 different stamps for this one that i have never used before out of my stash!


Stamps are from KI Memories and new SU rubons.
The patterned paper is from Dude Designs.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Challenge #5: Old Skool Patterned Paper

Throwing it back old skool...You know that paper that you have been hanging on to for a long time because back in the day you bought it and thought it was soooooo great...and it just too...we know that paper all too well...break it out, dust it off and cut it up...Now when we say old skool paper we mean OLD SKOOL paper....see if you can find and scrap the oldest paper you have in your stash!!


This paper is circa 2002-2003 somewhere in that year!!


This paper is by Paper Pizazz, I don't even think they are still around.
I loved it so much I owned 2 pieces, same paper different colors.
And never used it.
The date on the back.....2003!

As always be sure to link us in the comments section of this blog so we can see your old skool paper and link it up!!

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