Saturday, November 29, 2008

Something special from November's Card Kit

I love the pre-cut cards and matching envelopes that come in the Card Kits each month! Here is just one example of a combination you might see.
Using a minimum of product from the Nov kit, I was able to turn this into a special Christmas wish for someone I love this season. TFL!


SEI Alpine Frost Yuletide, Dust of Snow, Chocolate cardstock
IAAS Card and Envelope die cuts

Bo Bunny Oh Christmas Tree Rub-ons
Kaiser Holly Swirl Wood Flourish
Making Memories Holly berries
Ranger alcohol ink - Lettuce, and Stickles - Candy Cane

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Photo Shoot Mini album

Are you ready for some Christmas projects???
Part of one of the I Am A Scrapaholic's kits for November is an accordian style album by Melissa Frances. It comes with a kraft colored paper ready for you to paint or cover with paper or just leave as it is.
I wanted my photos to really shine in my little album, so I left the album as it came and printed my photos out 4" x 6" and then trimmed them a little bit so that some of my patterned paper would show.

I loved the SEI papers that came in this month's kit because they are not loud and busy prints making them the perfect backdrop to my album and my photos.

The snowflake is chipboard and is part of the kit. I covered that with a good coat of Stickles. I love that stuff because you get lots of bling without loose glitter ending up all over the place. You can also see the rhinestone word by Kaiser Craft that is part of the kit. It wasn't going to show off real well against my patterned paper so I just put a swipe of white paint on the paper first and that created the perfect backdrop to my word.

Thank you for visiting the I Am A Scrapaholic blog, Linda

November I Am A Scrapaholic kit
Materials list:
4”x6” Paper Mache’ Foldout book/Melissa Frances
Rhinestone word WONDER – KaiserCraft
Patterned papers – SEI Alpine Frost collection
Printed Poinsettia – Making Memories
Ric-Rac trim
White paint

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Sketch challenge #3 for November

This multi-photo sketch from Becky Fleck worked great with our November kit!
Check out what Kary and Marci came up with! Like this sketch? Create your masterpiece and upload it into our gallery!

"It's Snow Fun"
Kary Lewis

"Wine Tasting"
Marci Knecht

Friday, November 21, 2008

We're having a Design Team Call at IAAS!

At I AM A Scrapaholic Kit Club, we are looking for 4 design team members to start the new year.
Are you chatty, fun, enthusiastic, and totally obsessed with scrappin’? Then we’re looking for you!

Submission will be taken from November 22 – December 6, 2008. This will be a 6 month term.
New design team member will be notified no later than December 14, and begin designing with the January 2009 kit.

DT Requirements:
- Minimum of 150 posts per month on our message boards
- 4 -6 projects/layouts per month (kits are very generous!)
- Participate in chats, challenges, games, and the blog
- Daily inspire our members with either you work or sparkling personality.
- Ability for quick turn-around on some projects

Please send an email to Holly Pittroff (, including:
Name, address, phone #, email
Link to Resume
Current places you design and links
Why you would like to be on our DT
Links to any online galleries and/or your blog

Please upload 3 layouts (any size) and 1 altered project into our gallery. Please title your work DT Entry 1, 2, 3, or 4 and Your Name.

Participation on the IAAS message board and gallery is strongly encouraged along with your submission. We would love to get to know those applying for the position(s).

Domestic entries only (unless you are willing to pay for the shipping on your kits)

Good luck to all who enter!!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Acrylic Mini Ornaments

I love to play around with items and make little things. When I saw the acrylic tags in the November kit I knew just what I wanted to make. During the holiday season I put out 3 trees. One...which is my miniture tree...sits in my scraproom so why not make some mini ornaments :)

First I took some scraps from the kit in various patterns.

Then, using diamond glaze, I adhered the acrylic tags to the patterned paper. Making sure to move it around so that the glaze can get all over the tag. This way the paper sticks better and doesn't tend to peal up at the corners. Once it has dried I then took my xacto knife and went around the edges cutting off the excess paper.

Aren't they cute :) But for added effect...I added some of the chipboard from the kit. Punch the hole thru the paper and just use a ribbon or an ornament hook to hang it in your tree.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Second Sketch of November

We chose a card sketch to inspire our DT (and now you!) for November. This card sketch from Becky Fleck worked wonderfully with our November kit. Check out what our amazing designers came up with!
Sketch from Becky Fleck Page Maps

'With Love'
Mimi Leinbach

Who says you have to make a card? :)
Becky Thackston

'Merry Christmas'
Linda Beeson

'Merry Christmas Card and Envelope'
Kary Lewis

'Merry Christmas'
Elisa Kammerdeiner

Looking for a Visiting Therapist for December!

Would you like to be a Guest Designer (Visiting Therapist) at IAAS for the month of December? We are looking for someone who will be active on our site throughout December, have a quick turn-around on projects for the first of December (as we will be selecting the designer at the end of this month), issue challenges and basically have fun with us for a month. FYI, we will be using the Heidi Swapp Dining Room line for December! YUMMY!
If you’re interested, please upload 3 layouts into our Open Gallery between Nov. 19-26. Please indicate in the title area Guest DT Entry (1, 2, or 3).
Also, please send an email to Holly Pittroff at with the following info:
- Name, address, email
- Links to an online gallery where we can see more of your work
- Link to your blog (if you have one)

Good luck everyone!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

November Visiting Therapist challenge!

Our fabulous visiting therapist, Mimi Leinbach, has issued a fun challenge for us this month. Check it out and if you take the challenge, post it in our gallery - we'd love to see what you come up with. Thanks Mimi!!

Paper piecing seems to have made a comeback recently and I had
to jump on the bandwagon using the November Kit this month! I
absolutely love the papers in this kit and thought they would
make some adorable Christmas trees for any card or layout. They
are so simple and with a few scrap of paper and a little ink just
look great.

So here is your mission if you choose to accept it: Create a card,
LO or any project using the November Kit and paper piecing. It
can be as simple or elaborate as you would like, add a little
ink and if you use scraps kudo's to you for recycling!
Happy Scrapping!

Mimi Leinbach

Thursday, November 13, 2008

First November sketch from the DT

This month we picked a sketch from Anna Bowkis at Pencil Lines to inspire our DT and members. I LOVE the embellishment cluster on the focal point, and was inspired by how each DT member applied this to their interpretation of the sketch.
Take this sketch challenge and upload it to our gallery!

Sketch by Anna Bowkis

'My beautiful girls'
Kary Lewis

'Let it Snow'
Elisa Kammerdeiner

Close up of details

Becky Thackston

'December 25'
Holly Pittroff

Close up of details

Quick and Easy cards from Scraps

I loved the papers in this months kit so much that I wanted to use every scrap! I made these "glittery" christmas cards in about 10 minutes using just scraps of paper, the Chipboard from the kit and a couple of rub ons. Add some stickles and you have yourself some beautiful, quick and super easy cards.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Karen Foster Countdown Calendar

Oh My GOSH! I can't tell you how fun this project was to make!
I decided to create a winter scene on the front of my countdown calendar. These chipboard trees are the cutest winter embellishment I've seen in a while!
I used stickles to create "snow" on my trees.

Side View

Since I created a scene on my calendar, some of my "mountain" made it impossible to open the middle drawers. Simple solution - I connected the kits' Tim Holtz Charm Fragments with jewelry fasteners to these drawers. (This is my favorite part!)

Close up of snow stickles

I can't wait to fill this baby full of Christmas surprises each day of December for my kiddos!

Karen Foster Designs Countdown Calendar
SEI Alpine Frost/Rim Frost, Alpine Frost, Sleigh Ride, Through the Woods
Chipboard trees
My Little Bicycle Christmas chipboard
Tim Holtz Charm Fragments

Monday, November 10, 2008

Products that go together!

Why do we subscribe to scrapbook kits? Because a package comes in the mail and everything just GOES TOGETHER!!!
This card is an example of the November I Am A Scrapaholic kit. Papers, rub-ons, stickers and chipboard and they just all match.

You can see here:
a rub-on tree
rub-on green border
rub-on red flourish
journaling sticker with a white paper backing
red Stickles on the tree and platinum Stickles on a chipboard flourish.
They just all went together to create my simple card.
Thanks for visiting, Linda
Materials list:
Patterned papers – Alpine Frost/SEI
SEI rub-ons
My Little Yellow Bicycle chipboard flourish
American Crafts Remarks sticker
Machine Sewing
Stickles - Ranger

Monday, November 3, 2008

November 08

This year, I decided to have a Christmas themed kit in November so people would have plenty of time to make Christmas cards and alter the Karen Foster Designs Countdown Calendar that is in one of the Little Pill kits. I made sure that there were enough non-theme specific items for other layouts. The patterns and colors of the SEI Alpine Frost line are perfect for this time of year. You can make fall or outdoor layouts with them and you can make Christmas LOs.
This month we have two new companies that we haven't had yet. My Little Yellow Bicycle and Kaiser Crafts. I hope to have more from them in upcoming months as the quality and value of their products is great.
I can't wait to see what you do with your kit, so please remember to post your work in the gallery.