Sep 30, 2009

Scrapping and Music

One of the things I love most about scrapbooking is being able to share with someone the feelings you have in a special way. It is not like going and just buying a card (while that is awesome too) it is creating something to show someone how you feel in a more personal way. Add to that the power of music and it is an amazing way to demonstrate to someone you love just how much you mean to them.
As most of you know, my family moved this past summer, again: two times in less than three years. Now, I am not a big fan of moving, by any stretch, but the first move it was our time, this past move it was not. It was something special that my husband earned and while I am proud, I have also been a little angry.

He recently said to me, that he bets I wish I would have married someone else. I was floored. I realize that my being down about the situation we are in has made him feel like I don't want to be with him and nothing could be further from the truth. So, I turned to my favorite hobby to express to him, just how much I love him and that being with him anywhere is where I am supposed to be. We are huge fans of Rascal Flatts and have many songs in our collections that speak to us, but this one at this time just seemed to really fit. I have included a link because I think listening along as you read the lyrics just makes it come to life so to speak.

Anyway, if you ever want to get your feelings across without even saying a word, try making a scrapbook page for that special someone. And if you are like me and have a hard time putting things to words, do what I did and let the professionals do the writing for you. ;)

Happy Scrapping everyone!!

Sep 29, 2009

Weekly Drawing Winner!

Congratulations Tamera Broadaway!

Tamera is the winner of our weekly drawing for September. She'll receive an assortment of our Clip it Up Zip bags.

There's still time for you to enter our big September drawing for a $75 gift certificate. Click here for details. Contest ends September 30 and winner will be posted Oct. 1 2009.

Sep 28, 2009

Quote of the Week

“A good deed is never lost: he who sows courtesy reaps friendship; and he who plants kindness gathers love.”―Basil

Sep 23, 2009

Feeling Spooky?

School is back in session. The apples are ripe for picking. The stores are stocked with Halloween supplies. The air is turning cool. The days are getting shorter. I am just feeling in the Halloween mood! So I decided it was time to start my Halloween decorating!

I had purchased this wooden tree last fall. I painted it black and added some fun Halloween die cuts. My daughter just loves it!

The trick or treat sign was also plain wood. I painted it black as well. I then added 3 colors of glitter! I just think glitter is so fun – it adds a fun touch!!! Ribbon is another favorite of mine so I added lots to the wire!

The cards came together so easily! For the Haunted House card I used a large die cut, added a smaller one as well as some Halloween stickers. The fence was made by a punch.

For the witch card I used two patterned papers tied a ribbon on the seam. The large die cut has some dimension with 3D adhesive and the title uses basic letter stickers.

I hope this inspires you to dig out your Halloween decorations and to get started!!!! Boo to you!!!

Danielle Holsapple
My Blog

Sep 21, 2009

Weekly Drawing Winner!

Congratulations to our Facebook fan Holly Reinders McMillen! She was last weeks drawing winner. There's still 2 more weeks to enter. Click here for details!

Congrats Holly!
Check out Holly and her blog

Quote of the Week

“The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.”
―Sydney J. Harris

Sep 18, 2009


We have had several people write in about needing ways to organize their paper scraps. I struggled with this for awhile before I came up with a solution that works for me. I actually use my scraps now and clean-up is so easy!

At Target, I found these plastic 12x12 pull out drawers.

I cut a strip of the color and put it on the outside to easily identify the color. I also have a drawer for patterned papers and specialty papers.

When I need a scrap – I just pull out the drawer and find what I need.

When I’m done working on a page, if I have scraps big enough to save, it is really fast to pull out the drawer and throw them in. I store them under my countertop. It takes some space, but it is worth it for me. I can turn around from my desk and easily access them.

I couldn't find the same containers I bought but these are very similar. They are $29.99 at


Sep 16, 2009

Organizationally Challenged until...

I've always been an artistic person who loves creating scrapbook and stamping projects on a daily basis. As much as I enjoy the process of creating, I don't enjoy the organization of it all. It takes too much time away from my art and it's boring, so I'd rather do anything to keep from having to do it! I guess you could call me organizationally challenged! (LOL!)

I've tried all types of containers, files, storage systems and every new gadget out there, but none of them solved my organizational woes. Either it made my supplies too hard to get to, or it was too small or too expensive to buy enough units to hold my stuff. Nothing seemed to be the answer...until I found the Clip It Up!

Clip it Up Mini
My Clip It Up was like a gift from heaven! Not only did it hold tons of product, but it enabled me to see my supplies at a glance! That meant no more searching for lost product among all of my mess! And the best thing about it is all of my stuff is displayed within arms reach in my work area! Now, I'm able to work in a clean, organized space where my supplies are found in a snap and easily they're easily stored!

Clip it Up Main Base and Upper Tier
So, if you need a little help, (or a lot of help like me) organizing your home or work area, you need to try the Clip It Up! I have both the mini and original base unit and upper tier Clip it Ups! They sure solved my clutter problem!

Robyn Weatherspoon
My Blog

Sep 15, 2009

Weekly Drawing Winner

Congratulations to Melanie Parrish. She's the winner of last weeks drawing. She won a variety of Clip it Up Zip Bags.
There still time for you to enter click here for contest details. Hurry it ends soon!

Sep 14, 2009

Quote of the Week

"For every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned."
-Benjamin Franklin

Sep 11, 2009

Organize Doll Clothes

All girls LOVE to go shopping and here's a way they can feel like they're shopping again without you having to buy new things! Plus it's just a great way to organize your daughter's doll clothes.
Now you can easily see and access all your doll clothes and accessories when you spin the Clip it Up! You can add decorations, bling, ribbons to coordinate and accessorize to fit right into any little girl's room. Don't we all wish our closets could be so full!

Email me at if you have any other ideas/uses for the Clip it Up!

Sep 9, 2009

Halloween Countdown

Fall is my favorite time of year. I think it's the combination of cool breezes, fresh baked pies, apples, changing colors, back to school, football and Halloween. I always decorate my house so early that quiet a few people pick on me for it, but I just can't wait! I was decorating the house this Labor Day weekend and decided I need to have a Halloween countdown like we have do for Christmas! I love holiday's where the kids get excited and Halloween is one of our favorites. We really do need something to count down to the most fun holiday of the year!

For this project I used a black picture frame with 8-4"x6" openings and removed the glass. I cut out 8-4"x6" pieces of patterned paper and added a few embellishments. Then I cut out 31 small pieces (1 3/4" x 1 1/8") of patterned paper to use as the pockets. On those pieces I added some random rub-on numbers for the countdown days and inked the edges with black ink. To attach the pockets to the paper I added a thin line of adhesive along the sides and bottom of the back side of the paper, then I put them on the patterned paper and stuck a popsicle stick in the top half to form the pocket. After all the pockets were attached I cut the popsicle stick down to about 2" and painted it black then added a cute ghost to the top of the stick as our marker for counting down the days. To finish it off I added a couple more embellishments to the paper and to the frame.

Lisa Day

Sep 8, 2009

Weekly Drawing Winner

Congratulations Debbie Yates!!!

Debbie was the winner of our weekly drawing. She won a variety of our Clip it Up Zip Bags.

Click here to see how you can win too!

Sep 7, 2009

Quote of the Week

"If you really want to do something you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse"

Sep 2, 2009

What Organization has to do with black ants...

Everyone always asks me why I love my Clip It Up so much. Well, let me tell you. As with most scrappers I have a ton of scrapping supplies. One day I was organizing and I realized I had bought the same package of embellishments THREE times (must have really liked them huh?). I understood then, how I was storing items was not going to work for me. Not to long after, I saw the Clip It Up in a magazine thought it looked interesting, but was not sure about the cost. So I put the thought into the back of my mind. Later that month I was at an Expo when I came across the Clip it Up booth. It was totally love at first site. I bought one and went home and loaded it that night.

Around that time, I noticed a change in my scrapping. The pages were becoming more detailed and I can totally attribute my CIU for that. I organize mine by color. I have one for alphas and one for embellishments (ooohhh and I also have a jumbo one for multi colored embellishments---yeah I AM obsessed) LOL. It is so easy for me to swing through it and find just what I am looking for. I place items back to back so two different items fit on one clip. For instance, this month got away from me when I realized it was my turn to do a reveal. I knew I wanted to do this "Ant Farm" page and I knew I had ants already punched out. Before my CIU I would have probably lost them or it would have taken me forever to find them. With my CIU, I found them in less than a minute, under my black embellishments. Now THAT is useful!

Anyway, if you are on the fence about getting one, let me tell you, they are worth every penny!!! Any questions that you would want to ask a consumer about, I would gladly answer your questions. Just contact me at

Happy Scrapping :)Sus

Sep 1, 2009

We want to help you get organized!

It's that time of year, kids back in school, weather is changing, and you finally have time to head back to your scrapbooking. This fall we want to help you get organized!!!

Everyone has "something" they need help with when it comes to organizing! Write and tell us what that "something" is. Don't limit yourself to just craft items, branch out and tell us what you're having a difficult time organizing. Check our blog throughout the next few months and we'll try to find ways to fix them!

PLUS... if you email us we'll enter your name into our September drawing. On October 1st we'll randomly pick a name and the winner will receive a $75 gift certificate to use on any of our organizational products

In addition to this drawing we'll hold a weekly drawing and the winners will receive Clip it Up accessories. The weekly drawing will include our facebook fans as well as anyone who sends us their organizing problem. (If you're a facebook fan and you send us your problem then you'll be entered in the weekly `drawing twice). Weekly drawings will be held Sept 4, 11, 18, & 25. Winners will be posted on this blog.

Drawing Rules and Regulations
  • You can enter more than once
  • If you are the winner of one of the weekly drawing you are still eligible to win the $75 gift certificate
  • The $75 drawing will only consist of people who have sent us their organizational problem by email
  • The $75 gift certificate is only redeemable at (retail store only)

Contact with any other questions!

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