Thursday, 27 October 2011

New Challenge! Fearless by Taylor Swift

Hi there everyone!  I hope you are having fun with the photo inspiration challenges!  Be sure to let us know what you think about it!  Today we have a new challenge song for you!  Our New DT member Jennifer has hand picked out this song for us today!

As always the rules are the same to play!  You have until Nov. 30th to get your entry in for this challenge!  You can use any of the lyrics, title or even just use the song for inspiration!  Please be sure to link back it SIWAS!  This month's prize will be announced on the 1st of Nov.  Also just a reminder that all the Oct challenges you have until midnight on Halloween to get your entries in to win the fabulous prize for this month!!  Now, I present to you the Pop Gals!!!





Awesome work from the Pop Gals!  This was such a fun challenge to work with & as soon as I find my battery charger I'll be sure to post mine up too!  Looking forward to seeing everyone's creations!!!


Thursday, 20 October 2011

Photo Inspiration Challenge! The Grateful Dead!

We have a new photo inspiration challenge for you this week - - a very cool tour poster from the Grateful Dead!   I totally get a '70's vibe from this one!
The rules for this one are simple - use this poster as the inspiration for your card, layout or other papercrafting project! You have until October 31st to link up with us to qualify for this month's top picks and prize drawing!  
And now to bring you even more inspiration, here is what our fabulous Rock Chicks have created for you this week:

We hope you're inspired & will find some time to join in & play along with us!  Can't wait to see what you create!

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Photo Inspiration Challenge! Beatles Abbey Road!!

We are going to try out something new for the next few weeks!!  YAY!  This week's challenge is a photo inspiration challenge based on the Beatles Abbey Road cover!
All you have to do is use the photo as inspiration when creating your layout or project!  That's it!  The DT has come up with some awesome projects that I'm excited to share with you!  And just a reminder that you have until the end of October to get your entry in to be qualified for this month's prize!!  So with out further delay, here's the pop gals!!






Awesome work from the DT & we cannot wait to see what your creations are!  Thank you so much for checking us out & we'd love to see you play along!!!

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

October Prize & Sponsorship Opportunities

Hey all - - we are excited to share with you our fabulous prize for our October prize draw, an awesome collection of fabulous Fancy Pants products, sponsored by our very own DT member, DANA TATAR.
The prize includes:
1 - Fancy Pants "My Family" Card Kit
1 - Fancy Pants "My Family" Rub-ons
1 - Fancy Pants "My Family" 5x8 Notebook Journal
1 - Fancy Pants "My Family" Tags and Titles
1 - Basic Grey Colored Buttons (66 pcs.)
1 - Basic Grey Colored Fibers (30 ft.)

WOW!! Awesome prize!!  Thanks for sponsoring us this month Dana!   For your chance to win - play along with any of this month's challenges.   The first two challenges for this month were both from Bryan Adams - Heaven and Everything I Do.  And we have two more great challenges coming up for you in the next two weeks!   Each challenge will be open ALL month - so be sure to get your entries linked up by October 31st. 

If you are interested in being a sponsor here at Scrap it With a Song, we are always looking for individuals, blogs, demonstrators, sites or stores to sponsor our monthly prizes!!! Sponsors will not only receive features in each of our challenge posts for the month and the winner announcement, they will also receive a logo/link spot on our sidebar as our thanks!  If you are interested in sponsorship - please send Mindy an email at prettylittlepaperlove(at)gmail(dot)com!

September Winners!

Winner day!! 

Our September RAK prize was an awesome assortment of ribbons, flowers and other assorted embellishments - sponsored by Scrap it with a Song!   And the draw winner from the September challenges was:


Congrats Becky!  Please send Mindy an email at prettylittlepaperlove(at)gmail(dot)com and she'll get your prize out to you!

And because we only ran two challenges for you in September - we only have two names in our September Top 3 picks:

Our two favourite projects for September were . . . .

Donna Thomas with this layout for our YELLOW challenge:

and Janet M. with this layout for our FIX YOU challenge:
Congrats ladies!! Beautiful projects!   Please feel free to grab our 'top 3' badge to display on your blogs!
Thanks to everyone who played along with us in September!!   Hope you are enjoying the playlist here at Scrap it With a Song!

Thursday, 6 October 2011

New Challenge - Bryan Adams "Everything I Do"

Hi everyone - we are back this week with another great Bryan Adam's song for you.  A classic (in my eyes anyway!) from the movie Robin Hood starring Kevin Costner . . . "Everything I Do"!  

Unfortunately - I'm not able to embed the official music video here ( the embedding feature is 'disabled' on this one) - but you can find it here:
(It is worth the watch/listen- - has clips of the movie too which is an all-time favourite of mine!!)

And now - let's see what our Design Team has done with this one:

Dana commented: "I was 10 years old when the film Robin Hood was released, and boy did I have a crush on Kevin Costner after seeing the movie!  I also loved the song "(Everything I Do) I Do It For You" for the film by Bryan Adams, so I bought the sheet music for piano and learned how to play it.  I still have the sheet music, so I scanned and printed a copy of the first page and used that for the base of my layout.  I didn't think I could love anyone more than my husband, but then I had two beautiful girls.  Everything I do, I do for them.  I used the title of the song for the title of this page and also used some of the song lyrics in my journaling."

Great pics of Nicolle and her hubs 'back in the day' - - they were just 16!!!

When I hear this song - it just makes me think of my family - my hubby and my kiddos!! They are truly the reason for 'everything I do'!

Great stuff from our new DT!!  You have all month to link up & play along for this month's prize draw!  We can't wait to see what you create!

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Introducing the New DT Members & some Old ones too!!

We had so many amazing entries!  I cannot tell you the amount of talent that flooded our inbox, it truly was amazing!  Thank you all so much for taking the time to apply!  Unfortunately not everyone could be on the team, we had to pick just 6.  And let me tell you it was not an easy job.  So ladies & perhaps gentlemen please welcome the newest members to the SIWAS Design Team!

Hello!  My name is Jennifer Shaw.  I live in Alberta, Canada with my husband and three pups.  I have two grown daughters.  

I started scrapbooking in 2000 but it wasn't until  2009 that my passion became a full on obsession.  My style is simple with attention to detail.  I love to hand stitch on my layouts.  Buttons and lots of layering are also a must!  Paper is my favourite scrapping supply.  My favourite manufacturer changes from season to season depending on the releases.   I enjoy a variety of styles from vintage to whimsical.  

I love that scrapbooking encourages me to take lots of photographs and to get the story recorded.  Layouts that capture every day moments make me happy!  My other interests in life include knitting, reading and cross stitching.  These things have taken a back seat lately as I pursue my scrappy dreams!  :)

I am so excited to be joining the Scrap it With a Song design team!

My name is Elena, I'm 32 years old, 1 husband (Max), 1 daughter (Emma), 1 dog (Lucy) and 1 blog (!
I live in Italy in Bologna and after many hobbies including decoupage, country painting and doll's house I came to scrapbooking in 2009 when my daughter was born and then all my free time is only devoted to scrapbooking (or taking photos or blogging or playing with my Emma, I never stop!) I love all of the USA, places, cities and food and when I can afford I travel there.
I hope to contaminate your work with a little "Italian-inspiration" ! 


my names is Emanuela and I live in Rome with my boyfriend Ale, my little dog Camilla and two cats: Margot and Flò. I met the Scrapbooking world 1 year ago, mostly creating card.  Slowly I began to love LO and many other cardboard projects.  I love animals and nature. I like photographing, sewing, reading thriller and crime books, cooking. My biggest passion is my family. But also eat pizza, papers, buttons and all that is craft! I'm always curious to learn and try new way of work.
If you want to see my projects visit my blog
I'm so excited to be part of "Scrap it With a Song" wonderful DT .  I can not wait to start this fun adventure!

My name is Nicolle (Nikky) Kramer . I am 37 and from the chilly city of Buffalo New York. Most people think its awful living here. I love it here. Our area has a bad reputation. The change in seasons from our chilly below zero cold winters to our hot and humid close to 100 degree temps in summer. Whats not to love??? I have been married for 18 years to my handsome hubby Mike. I am lucky enough to be able to be a stay at home mom to my 4 wonderful children. I have 2 boys, Ryan 18, Bret17, and 2 girls Kayla 14,Jolie 8. I have been scrapping for about 7 years. I went to a make n take at Michael's and was instantly hooked.
Describing my scrapbook style is never easy. I guess I would call it eclectic. I am an ever evolving scrapper who loves using bright bold colors,textures and lots of embellishments to enhance the story being told on my page in a unique and creative way that keeps the viewer continually discovering new details every time they see one of my pieces. Being a part of your team would give me an opportunity to share my work with others. I enjoy making new connections with folks in this hobby we share in common. I love learning anything new about paper crafting and believe that it would expand my knowledge and open me up to new creative tips and techniques. Being in this type of setting can create new friendships as well. I have been so lucky to make some wonderful friends already.

My name is Dana Tatar and I am a stay-at-home mom. I have two daughters, Claire (5) and Scarlett (3). I married my high school sweetheart in 2003 and have been happy ever since. I graduated from MSU with a B.S. in Biochemistry and worked in that field for about 3 years before I gave birth to my first daughter and decided to stay home full time. I have had many hobbies over the years, but scrapping is the one that really gives me satisfaction. I started scrapbooking to preserve memories after the birth of my first daughter and now really enjoy the creative outlet I get from creating and sharing my pages. I love to mix products from different collections on my layouts and I frequently find inspiration in music, poetry and pop culture. I love fussy cutting and flowers and both can be seen on the majority of my layouts.  When I'm not scrapping, I enjoy cooking and baking, reading, listening to music and spending time outdoors with my family and basset hound.

Been scrapping since 2006 and haven't put my papers and trimmer away since!! I am married to a lovely husband Andrew and we have three girls - Kayley ,Emma and Bridget.

A big welcome to all our new DT Members!  We also want to wish Mazlina the best as she has decided not to continue on the team!  Her work is amazing and I hope she inspired you during her time here!!  Check back in a few days when we will reintroduce the returning members!!!