Saturday, January 30, 2010

Last Chance for Blog Candy

Well the week is over and I am still running late. I planned to have this posted early this morning but that simply did not happen! As you all can see, I LOVE STUFF!!! I never thought I would have this many people reading my blog but I AM SOOOOO GLAD YOU ARE!

I had such a great time at CHA! I not only found some great things to share and craft with but I made some great friends! I had so much fun hanging out with and getting to know Mel, Joy, Tammy, Megan, and everyone else. I never expect that people that provide so much insperation would become such wonderful friends.

Here are a couple of pics from the cricut booth and the demo stage:

The cricut cake:

Joy (happyhappyjoyjoy) on stage

for some reason I did not take nearly as many pictures as I has hoped--could it be that I was distracted by all the stuff I thought I had to have! LOL! Guess I should try to make room in my scraproom for all of my new stuff!

I am really looking forward to sharing more ideas and finds--I have some great things in works (layouts, cards, etc) I am not a card maker but I starting to branch out! I hope you all will enjoy.

I have read all the comments and am looking forward to using this weeks featured products in the near future--let me know if you end up using them, would love to see how you all put them to work for you.

I will draw the winners and post them on Sunday Morning!!! Be sure to check back to see if you are one of the lucky winners. Today is the last day to comment so leave one on this post for an extra chance to win the grand prize camera/gypsy bag! All winners will have 2 weeks to get back to me with the shipping info or it goes back into the hopper.
Have a great weekend!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Heidi Swapp Invisibles Chipboard

TGIF!!!!!!!! That's right it's Friday--and i am working for the weekend at this point!
I have one more really cool product to show you today--it's Heidi Swapp's invisibles chipboard sheets--

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This stuff was so cool I went back and got more after I had thought about all the uses. It looks like a simple white sheet of chipboard but when you look close you will see a high gloss printing on it that provides some pretty neat results when you start playing with inks and dyes. The short video will give you three examples of inking and show you that the raw material looks like. To find this-just google Heidi Swapp invisibles or try web site listed above.

Today's blog candy is a package of this awesome product! To win all you have to do is leave a comment on today's post and winners will be announced for the week all together. if you comment each day you will have a total of 6 chances to win the grand prize!!!! Make sure to become a follower as well because there is some really cool projects in works for the coming weeks.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Fabulous Frazes

Hope your Thursday is off to a great start! I have another great find from CHA to share with you today called Fabulous Frazes from Stamping Station ( Fabulous Frazes is a two sided sticky sheet that you can use glitter, flocking, micro beads, or any other powder type embellishment on.(similar to Stampin Up's Sticky Pages but thicker) It is super simple to use and CAN BE CUT WITH YOUR CRICUT!!!!! Stamping Station also sells pre-cut words and phrases as well. The best part is it comes in strips or full letter sized sheets making glitter letters super fast and easy. Here are pics from a make-n-take I did at CHA. A big thanks to Tammy from, Holidays with the Cricut blog, for being my photographer.

A simple how to:
After removing the white back you place on your project where desired.

For a one color item you would remove the entire pink top layer. For a two color item you will remove only the pink layer of what you want to fill first as shown below.

add your glitter, sea beads, flocking, etc and rub it in

great tip here--use a cheap make-up brush to remove excess glitter or powder

Repeat the same process for the second color as you did for the first

And you have a two color glitter accent with NO glue mess!

Today's blog candy is some of this great product--so make sure to leave a comment each day to be in the running for the daily blog candy, and every days comment also will go towards this weeks grand prize! Thanks for stopping in, tell your friends about the blog and become a follower to stay on top of all the new and exciting things that are coming soon!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


Are you in need of a fresh way to add bling to your cards and layouts--than you should check out Stamp-N-Foil by

This foil comes in metallics, glitter, as well as metallic and transparent holographics! It super simple to use as well. Simply stamp the image and apply the Foil Bonding Powder, once set apply the Stamp-N-Foil, send through a pouch laminator or use a household iron to set--It's that easy!
The results take bling to a whole other level as you can see in this example from their web site. (

Check out the quick demo--then head over to and see the crazy amount of colors and options that Stamp-N-Foil has to offer.

Today's blog candy is a sample assortment of foil cuts and foil bonding powder. All you have to do is leave a comment for today's post and winners will be announced for the entire week at once. When you comment each day you are also entered into the drawing for the grand prize blog candy! Make sure to become a follower so you are one of the first to see what's going on here at Have a great day!

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Clear & Simple Stamps

Clear and Simple Stamps is a very cool new clear stamp company based in Gaithersburg Maryland. The company was started as a collaborative effort by a mother-daughter team. As they like to say, "We specialize in taking something simple and turning it into something fabulous!" That they do. Their designs are fresh, fun, and flirty! Fonts, shapes, flirty ladies, and backgrounds are all included in the collection. Not only do they offer a full line of clear stamps and blocks, but have added accessories that perfectly match in color and freshness.
The design team is AMAZING and so nice! I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with a few of the designers and one of the owners, Ewunike Jackson at the CHA show. The projects on display in the booth can also be seen in the gallery on their website. Here are just a few examples that I really liked:

I really love the popcorn and bubblegum sets pictured here

Clear & Simple is also going to have the first iPhone app that is directed at paper crafters! That is right your going to be able to see updates and order product right from your phone. Talk about having creativity at your finger tips!

Today's blog candy is a sampling of products that include a mini stamp set, block, bag of buttons (lots of great shapes), ribbon, a Clear & Simple T-Shirt, and a great little tote bag! Make sure to leave your comment and check out the web site by clicking the link at the top of this post. When you order let them know you heard about them here at scrapguy! I am going to be using these stamps in a demo of another MUST HAVE product on Wednesday so come back and see a new way to add bling to your creations!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Get organized and educated!!!

Happy Monday! Today I am going to feature two great companies. I decided to put them both on one update as I found them through each other! One will educate you and the other will help you get organized. Who doesn't need a little of both?

First you have to get educated!
If you have ever met Megan from Above Rubies Studio, you know how much passion she has for her business and for sharing her knowledge of the Cricut! I had seen the video and now I have met the woman behind it! Cricut A-Z is a must have for any Cricut user. The step by step instructions are great. So many people have said, "I have taken classes at my LLS why do I need this video?" I am going to tell you! With the video and the instruction by Megan, you can sit with YOUR CRICUT in YOUR HOME with YOUR SUPPLIES and learn each function, what it does, how to use it, and pointers on how to get the most out of the machine. You have to visit the website Hold on, if you have the GYPSY, you are going to want to bookmark the site, sign up for the emails, and get ready for some education there as well!
Megan also has a DOWN LOADABLE cut guide with more than 450 cuts listed out! This cut guide is a MUST HAVE for any Cricut user. The guide lists the paper company and line as well as the blade depth, speed, and pressure you need to set your machine at to get a clean cut every time!!! I use mine all the time--and it's free!
Now organize with ScrapCessories (
Daphne Shreiber the CEO and creator saw a need and developed a product that is multi functional, easy to use, and priced right. The storage solution is based around the box where you can add different inserts to fit your storage needs. I have one for my solutions and mini cartridges as well as one for my stickles and ink refills.
The lids come in different colors so you can have a little style in your organizations as well. They stack on top of each other and can be connected with a strap sold separately so you can carry all you need to a crop or swarm! Once you check out this brief video of how ScrapCessories works you will want to make it your storage solution as well. Check out their website for where ScrapCessories is currently carried and if they don't have it at your LSS--tell them about it. I was able to meet and speak with Daphne at CHA this past weekend and there are more storage solutions on their way.

Today I am giving away a bottle caddy from ScrapCessories. Once you get this you will wonder what you did with out it! Make sure to leave a comment on today's post for your chance to win! All comments will be entered for the grand prize and winners will be posted all at once since this is CHA BLOG CANDY WEEK! Comment each day for your chance to win. Become a follower and be one of the first to find out what's going on, see new projects, and know of future blog candy giveaways! (one entry per person per day)

Have a great day!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Home sweet home!!! After a wild and crazy weekend at the CHA Craft SuperShow--I am home in Dallas--tired but inspired!!! The show was smaller than I thought it was going to be but that did not stop me from finding some AMAZING new things (at least new to me). I went with one 34 pound suitcase and came home with a 55 pound suit case, a 34 pound duffel bag my original carry one and a fairly large bag of things that would simply no fit!
I met some wonderful ladies from the Cricut Message Board and a few 'celebrities' to all of us scrappers and card makers, made a few new friends (joy, Melanie, Tammy, PJ {lol}, Megan), and had more fun than I really should have packed into two days! let you all who were not able to go this weekend, I am going to share some of the cool products and awesome new companies. I will demo where possible with videos and will make sure you have all the info you need to go find the products for yourself is you like them (and I have a feeling you all are going to REALLY like them)

That's not all--there will be blog candy every day this week! THAT'S RIGHT---EVERYDAY THIS WEEK!!!!!

There is going to be one grand prize drawn at random on Saturday from all the comments posted this week. The prize will have some of the products from this week and a few other surprises--I will post a picture of the grand prize on Monday here on the blog so make sure you come back.

For each Feature there will be a small give away so someone else can see how cool these products are up close and personal. Again, to win the daily blog candy all you have to do is leave a comment. All prizes will be announced at one time a week from today--in total there will be 6 blog candies this week. You don't have to be a follower but I would really appreciate it if you did! I have some really cool projects coming up and I will do my best to not disappoint!
Can't wait to share!!!
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