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Friday, 30 July 2010

ANNOUNCING our second term DT!!!!

If you are looking for this week's challenge....CLICK HERE!!!

Originally the DT obligation called for creating lovely works of art to inspire you through the end of July, but many of the fabulous inaugural DT agreed to stay on an extra month to help me make the transition smoother. I truly appreciate it ladies. It has been such a joy working with you the past few months and I hope we'll get to see you around each week participating and giving the songs a go still!! Keep an eye out in a few months for the next DT call as I'd love to see any or all of you reapply to jump back aboard.

Our very own Ana, from the first DT term will be staying on to wow you for another several months. Thanks so much for applying for a second term...you rock!

Ana
My name is Ana White, and I am a stay at home mom to two little girls living in Northern VA. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Jonathan, for 4.5 years. Prior to staying at home, I was a high school teacher. I started scrapbooking while on bed rest with my first daughter about four years ago and I was warned that it was a very addictive. Well those who warned me were right; I am totally addicted to the entire process. And scrapbooking has taught me so many things- that perfection isn’t necessary and mistakes are alright.


Liz
Hello, my name is Liz Chidester and I am so excited to design for Scrap It With a Song. I am a wife and mother of 4 kiddos (2 girls and 2 boys). We are currently living in sunny Arizona. I have been scrapping for about 11 yrs now, since my first child was born. I love to scrap for the creative outlet that it gives me and of course to document my children's lives in a cute way. ;)


Lisa
My name is Lisa Smith and I live in Little Elm, TX (in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex). I am married to Jeff, for almost eight years and have two children. I work full time during the school year as a middle school math teacher. I have always been a creative person growing up. However, I seriously started to scrapbook after Jakob was born in 2005. Throughout my layouts, you will see my family is the main focus of my layouts. Scrapbooking has become my escape and my passion! I am so happy to have been chosen as a Design Team member of Scrap It With a Song!


Kelly
I am Kelly, from Liverpool, England. I am a SAHM to 2 beautiful children aged 5 and 2, who are my main source of inspiration on my pages. I have been scrapping for around 5 years and I am completely addicted to pretty paper!! I like to think my scrapbooking style is eclectic and I'm not afraid to try new techniques... I just love to be challenged! I am soooo excited and absolutely honoured to be on the Scrap it with a song DT. I am really looking forward to working with some very talented artists!

Yay!! Another familiar face, back from our inagural DT is Tina:

Tina
Hi there, my name is Tina and I am a SAHM of 5 boys in Knoxville, Tn. I scrap to stay sane....and sometimes it even works....lol. I have been scrapping for almost 5 years....most of that time has been spent digital scrapping, I recently renewed my love affair with paper tho and you wil see lots of those kinds of LO's from me as well. My style leans towards grungy,funky, and just plain fun. Usually I talk and blab a mile a minute but I have been put on the spot here and can't think of one single interesting thing to say......LOL.


Faye
Hello, Hello!!!! I am Faye from California. I will be 31 in just a few days but I still feel young at heart!!!!! I will always love reality tv, my adorable cat Rory, and using !!!!!!!!! to make you feel my love. I’ve been taking one step at a time with my new Etsy business and I jump at the chance to create things. Music is the right stuff to me. I can change my mood with the perfect song!!! I am your traditional paper and scissors kinda material girl. My dirty little secret is that am addicted to buying pattern paper. I probably have a thousand miles of paper when you lay it all out. I have been scrapbooking since I was a P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) when I would use construction paper and my mom’s pinking shears. I’ve come a long way since then!!!! I am super excited to be a part of your world and the design team!!!



Christina
Hey...That's ME! I started this challenge blog because I'm a big fan of all kinds of music and I almost always have my iPod blaring when I'm feeling creative. Often the tunes I'm jammin to spill out onto the project I'm working on. My hope is that you can find a way to let the words and meanings found in the amazing songs we all love inspire you too. I am a 30yr old stay at home mom to 3 sweet peas in Kansas. My hubby and I have a 10yr old, a 6yr old and a newborn to keep us very busy. When I'm not chasing them around, you will find me at my craft table. My first love is good old fashioned paper and scissors scrappin', but I also enjoy digi scrapping and card making.

The new DT won't make it's official debut until September 6th, but if we're lucky maybe some of them will jump in to guest DT in the coming month as a running head start. Most of our current DT will stay on through August to help with the transition. :)

Monday, 26 July 2010

Week 15 - Somewhere Over The Rainbow

...that's where you'll find me, and the rest of this week's lyrical inspiration. Of course this song is best known by Judy Garland in the movie, 'The Wizard of Oz'. I am sure you can imagine how hard it is to find good recordings online of older songs, so this week if you choose to play the video for extra inspiration you'll hear the beautiful voice of Katherine McPhee instead.

This week is being sponsored again by the adorable Sew Many Cards!!!


My name is Angela and I own Sew Many Cards. I have a husband, an almost 10year old daughter, a two year old son, and a dog/puppy: Hershey. The images of Sew Many Cards came from a dream that my husband had of a group of animals that were "SEWN Together" with patches and stitching, hence the name, which he also came up with. You will find that every image in the Sew Many Cards collection has patches and stitching, even the ones that are not animals. I love to draw and almost every image is either an inspiration from my family or a request from my great customers and design team, so please ask if you need something specific or would like to request something be made. You can contact me at angela@sewmanycards.com

They have offered up to the winner of this week's challenge FIVE digi images from their shop. I can't wait to see what you all create :)

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When all the clouds darken up the skyway
There's a rainbow highway to be found
Leading from your window pain
To a place behind the sun
Just a step beyond the rain

Somewhere over the rainbow
Way up high
There's a land that I heard of
Once in a lullaby

Someday I'll wish upon a star
And wake up where the clouds are far behind me
Where troubles melt lemon drops
Away above the chimney tops
That's where you'll find me

Somewhere over the rainbow
Bluebirds fly
Birds fly over the rainbow
Why then oh why can't I

If happy little bluebirds fly
Beyond the rainbow
Why, oh, why can't I

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This week we will say goodbye to our DT girlie, Angela. It has been such an inspiration watching your digi stylings impress us week after week. We will of course continue seeing her around the block as she will continue sponsoring us every month and a half. Hopefully we'll see her jump in a few challenges as well! So here is the curtain call for our Scrap It With a Song DT member:
Angela


Jess


Hannah


Ana


Christina


Tina


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Our new DT will be announced later this week. Thank you so much for the interest you all showed in this blog through the DT call. It was an overwhelming number, but I hope we got some great inpiration for you lined up. The rest of the DT will be carrying on until the end of August and a few of them into the next term. YAY!
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You will have until Sunday, August 1st at noon (CDT) to link up your creation with the inlinkz app. I can't wait to see what you all do with this song. As you've seen in the DT examples, you can rip a portion of the lyrics right out as your title or journaling or even use it to inspire your embellishments or photograph choices!

We L-O-V-E this top 5

Congrats again to another successful week of inspiring us here at Scrap It With a Song. Our song this week was L-O-V-E by Nat King Cole. Our sponsor was our very own DT member Angela, who creates fabulous lines of digi scrapping materials under the name ToucanScraps.


Our big winner this week is Irit!!!! Please email me at scrapitwithasong(at)yahoo(dot)com so we can get you in touch with our sponsor. Here is her L-O-V-E-ly vintage card:

Please click the photo to be directed to her card to see it in more detail.


Runners up this week in the top 5 are:
Linda B

Just love the glittery detail on the champagne glasses.

Caro

Wonderful pictures with an ADORABLE title.

Einat

Love the flower and charm!!

Sharm

From the stitching, to the button and even the little flag...this card has so many adorable little touches.


The entire top 5 can display this fun little logo on their blog however they'd like to show off to all their friends just how much we love them!!!



Stay tuned in a few while we search 'where trouble's melt like lemondrops' for our next bit of lyrical inspiration!

...Blogger difficulties...

Hi all...just wanted to drop a short note to you all letting you know the winners from last week's challenge will be announced asap and the new challenge will hopefully be live sometime Monday day. It's allowing me to post text, but for some reason blogger is eating my photos. Stay tuned.... :) :) :)

Monday, 19 July 2010

Week #14 L-O-V-E

Gotta love Nat King Cole. He churned out some of the greatest love songs of his era. This week we are focusing on his tune, 'L-O-V-E'. You can focus on a lyrical line from the song, or on the theme of love. Also consider letting the lettering style of spelling out a word with a sentence for each letter or any other inspiration you can take from it.

Our sponsor this week is once again our DT member, Angela, aka Toucan Scraps. She designs digital scrapbooking and craft printable kits. Her products include digi-paper packs, pdf printable scrap kits, digital scrapbooking kits, quickpages and ready to print gift boxes. Angela sells in 3 stores, and today she is offering the winner of this challenge a pack of 6 digi papers (8 x 8 inches) from her store at I Did It Creations (the winner can choose).


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L is for the way you look at me
O is for the only one I see
V is very, very extraordinary
E is even more than anyone that you adore and

Love is all that I can give to you
Love is more than just a game for two
Two in love can make it
Take my heart and please don't break it
Love was made for me and you

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Our DT inspiration for you this week:
Angela


Hannah


Ana


Jess


Tina


You will have until Sunday, July 25th at noon(CDT) to enter:

Sunday, 18 July 2010

Imagine...this top 5!!!

We had a fabulous bunch of entries this week!!! We must have picked a very inspiring song!!!! I loved seeing everyone's creations and visiting your blogs this weekend. Everyone should be so proud of the creativity that oozed from your blogs this week. But, in the eternal words of Highlander, 'there can only be one' big winner! The winner this week is:

LIZ!!!!

Your colors are beautiful and I love them together!


Please email me at Scrapitwithasong(at)yahoo(dot)com and we can arrange for your adorable digi images from our wonderful sponsor this week. Papermom.


The rest of the top 5 and our winner this week can display this fun little logo on their blog however they'd like to show off to all their friends just how much we love them!!!


Rounding out that top 5 are the following crafters:

Cindy

I just love the little ladybugs, and they sure do look happy together. Stunning.

Sharm

The birdcage is an awesome addition to this lovely layout.

Ane Lene

I LOVE that you went for a less obvious line from the song as your title.

Sammibug

What a great theme friendship is for this song!!


Stay tuned tomorrow where we will all L-E-A-R-N a little something about L-O-V-E ;)

Friday, 16 July 2010

DT update

The DT call has officially ended. It did a few days ago, but I wanted to just let everyone know that I received quite a number of DT apps. I am still working my way through the blogs and such to narrow it down. I will reply to everyone soon. You all have made this a very tough choice and if anyone is not selected, please don't hesitate to reapply in the future. There weren't any apps that wouldn't have made an awesome addition to the DT team!!! Thanks for your patience. I will have the new DT chosen by this Monday. :)

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

A BEAUTIFUL top 5

CLICK HERE to see the current challenge


Everyone did so fabulous this past week. I was so excited to see the selection of BEAUTIFUL creations. Our wonderful sponsor this week was Nikki Sivils.


Our big winner this week will be receiving this adorable scrappy selection from her Boo-tiful line. That winner is this awesome layout created by Laurie

Please email me at scrapitwithasong(at)yahoo(dot)com and I will arrange for your prize!!!

The big winner and the rest of the top 5 can all display proudly this top 5 logo if they'd like :)



The rest of the top 5 in all of their awesomeness are:


JLJ Designs


Wendy


Caro


Lynnda

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Monday, 12 July 2010

Week #13 - So Happy Together

Man...do I LOVE this song! This week we are featuring the song, 'So Happy Together' by the Turtles. I hope you are able to find inspiration in the lyrics this week. Our sponsor this week is once again, Cassandra from PaperMom. Click the banner below to go to her website. She has adorable digi images and handmade items to swoon over.


Are you a crafter? We have crafting elements and embellishments, kits, tips and tutorials! Maybe you admire the handmade look but haven't a clue how to achieve it? We have tutorials and kits! Or maybe you just don't have the time? We have premade gifts and elements that are just your speed!

She has offered the winner 3 digi images!! So click on over and show some love :)


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Imagine me and you, I do
I think about you day and night, it's only right
To think about the girl you love and hold her tight
So happy together

If I should call you up, invest a dime
And you say you belong to me and ease my mind
Imagine how the world could be, so very fine
So happy together

I can't see me lovin' nobody but you
For all my life
When you're with me, baby the skies'll be blue
For all my life

Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it has to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together

I can't see me lovin' nobody but you
For all my life
When you're with me, baby the skies'll be blue
For all my life

Me and you and you and me
No matter how they toss the dice, it has to be
The only one for me is you, and you for me
So happy together

So happy together, How is the weather
So happy together, We're happy together
So happy together, Happy together
So happy together, So happy together


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Now onto my favorite part of posting each week: Sharing with you the lovely work of my DT!

Ana


Angela


Jess


Hannah


Tina


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I would also like to note that the DT call is officially over. I will be contacting all of the participants as I weed through the apps and check out everyone's brilliant work :) :) :) Thanks SOOOO much!

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If you are looking for the winners post this week....just hang tight....it's on it's way soon.

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You will have until Sunday, July 18th at noon CDT to enter this challenge.


Monday, 5 July 2010

Week #12 America The Beautiful

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Those of us stateside, I hope you enjoyed your (hopefully) weekend off and saw lots of fireworks!! Yesterday was Independence Day in the United States and to celebrate that, we have picked a very patriotic song for you this week. I hope all of our participants abroad will still give it a go. This layout does not need to incorporate patriotism at all. You could create a red, white and blue layout, or even one in a majestic purple or amber shade!

Our sponsor this week is the AMAZINGNikki Sivils. Just look at the yummy goodies she's offered up to the lucky winner of this week's challenge!!!


Nikki Sivils, owner and designer of Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker, just shared a sneak peak on her blog of one of her new adorable lines, Blueberry Hill. Nikki has been scrapbooking for over 20 years and recently had her longtime dream come true when she started her own scrapbooking company in 2009. Nikki works alongside her husband, Dan, who has gone from attorney to the co-owner of a scrapbook company. This has been quite an exciting change for Dan, and Nikki loves having her “in-house counsel”! Nikki is often asked where the inspiration for her unique lines of scrapbooking paper and embellishments comes from. The answer – everywhere and everything! From a trip to the grocery store (where she saw some fresh, plump blueberries) to a man’s crazy pants on an airplane (the inspiration for her Flaming Butterfly line); Nikki never knows what will inspire her next. Nikki Sivils’ designs are driven by imagination and are meant to inspire you to express yourself in meaningful and fun ways. Nikki Sivils, Scrapbooker papers use vibrant colors with unique patterns and often contain irresistible characters meant to inspire (and tickle!) you. For great lay-out ideas and inspiration, the latest news, or the chance to win some great product, be sure to follow Nikki on Twitter and Facebook.

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Before we get to this week's song, I am posting a new DT call. We have a few spots available to join our DT. If you would be interested see HERE for details.
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O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare of freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!

O beautiful for halcyon skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the enameled plain!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till souls wax fair as earth and air
And music-hearted sea!

O beautiful for pilgrims feet,
Whose stem impassioned stress
A thoroughfare for freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till paths be wrought through
wilds of thought
By pilgrim foot and knee!

O beautiful for glory-tale
Of liberating strife
When once and twice,
for man's avail
Men lavished precious life!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till selfish gain no longer stain
The banner of the free!

O beautiful for patriot dream
That sees beyond the years
Thine alabaster cities gleam
Undimmed by human tears!
America! America!
God shed his grace on thee
Till nobler men keep once again
Thy whiter jubilee!


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And now for your weekly DT eyecandy:

Angela


Ana


Jess


Hannah


Tina


Christina


You have until Sunday July 11th to complete this challenge. The linky app will close at noon CDT.