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Until CROP DAY!!!  That’s right, the Scrap Shotz Colour Your World Crop kicks off tomorrow night at 8pm EST!!  There are TWO grand prizes available to be won, one for cards and one for layouts… how cool is that!  I hope you’ll stop by and join in the fun, there are going to be a TONNE of challenges to choose from, a few make & takes and a few fun games too!

Here’s a little sneak at my first challenge.  I hope it peaks your interest. 🙂  The crop fun can be found in our online crops forum.

We’ll also bring back our popular Scrap Shotz gives back challenge which sees SSZ donate $5 to a worthy cause for every person that completes the challenge!  This crop’s beneficiary will be the Alzheimer’s Society.  Why not join in for the cause?  Hope to see you there!

Cheers!

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Happy Friday everyone!

Are you aware that World Card Making Day is October 4th?

Here is a some info about this special day from the website devoted to it (and sponsored by Paper Crafts:

WHAT

World Card Making Day is a holiday especially for card makers around the world to:

  • Celebrate the creativity of handmade cards and the personal connection that they create between friends and family
  • Kick off (and get a head start on) the holiday card-making season
  • WHEN

    The first Saturday of each October, kicking off the holiday card-making season, the most popular time for creating and sharing handmade greetings.

    WHO

    The card-making community worldwide, including hobbyists, beginning card makers, manufacturers of card-making products, retail sellers of products, educators, and press are invited to come together to celebrate this holiday and creative passion.

    WHY

    It is a day to connect with fellow card makers both near and far, to applaud the creativity that powers the craft, and to provide an opportunity for card makers to connect and find resources that will empower, inspire, and encourage them in their card making.

    And now for the “HOW”:


    Scrap Shotz is hosting a World Card Making Day Mini Crop!  There will be card challenges galore, both seasonal and non-seasonal  There will be prizes and the unveiling of a seasonal card kit (or two)! 😉  Please mark it on your calendars and then come on by!
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    Speaking of Paper Crafts, I am excited to share that they have selected one of my cards to be published in their upcoming Stamp It! Cards, Volume 3 idea book! *TOOT*!  It will hit the stands in late February and I am tickled.  While I’ve had a couple of layouts published, this will be my first published card.
    Nothing scrappy to share at the moment, I’m hoping to be more productive this weekend.
    Have a fabulous Friday!  Cheers!
    Jen

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    I’ve been bestowed an award by a talented card maker and crafty blogger named Spike (aka Aileen).  Thanks Spike!  I am flattered!  Check out her blog here.

    So now I am to pay it forward…

    Here are the rules…

    I have to pick 7 of my favourite blogs and…

    1. The winner can put the logo on their blog
    2. Link the person you received your award from
    3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
    4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
    5. Leave a message on the blogs of the girls or boys you’ve nominated.

    My awards go to the following:

    Nonie – Scrapper and budding photographer extrordinaire

    Jennifer R – a FABULOUS card maker /scrapper

    Kathy -An amazing photographer and scrapper

    Virginia – An scrapper and card maker with boundless energy, who just started her own blog

    Ann – A friend and talented fellow scrapping addict

    Carla – Who keep raising the card making bar!  She’s gonna be famous! 😉

    Joan – A talented card maker/scrapper who’s everyone’s surrogate Auntie!

    OK, there you have it!  Please check out these FINE ladies, you won’t be sorry!

    Jen

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    Perspective

    OK, I suck.  I’m a bad blogger, and I freely admit it.  I have taken some time away from the non-essential parts of my life and here’s why.  My family received some devastating news a couple of months ago, my FIL has cancer.  Not just cancer but stage 4 cancer, and it’s in multiple places throughout his body.  He is not going to get better but is undergoing “supportive treatment”.  He just turned 62.  The kicker is they don’t know for sure where it started or why, he has no risk factors… at all.

    This has caused me to reflect on a lot of things… what’s important and what’s not mostly.  I have gained much perspective, and grieved in advance for my FIL, and what this means for my husband and my children.  Now that I have taken time away, spent lots of time with him and we seem to be in a bit of a holding pattern, I’ve decided to get back to life.  But a better life.  One where I keep my priorities in check and relish all the joys life can bring, ‘cuz you never know when that may change.

    So scrappers, crafters and card-makers everywhere… benefit from my experience!  Don’t sweat the small stuff.  Spend more time making the memories than scrapbooking them.  Don’t take life too seriously and cherish your families.

    Cheers,

    Jen

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    Scrap Shotz is having a contest for Canadian scrapbookers AND card makers!! Hot Shotz and Hot Shotz Cardz is underway and the last day to enter is TODAY!!! The prize packages are fabulous including lots of product, a Big Bite Cropadile and of course Canadian Scrapbooker will be publishing the winning card and winning LO!! How awesome is that!

    You can check out the details of the contest here:

    http://www.scrapshotz.com/phpbb2/viewforum.php?f=43

    I hope to see lots of joiners! 🙂

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    Starting on Friday, April 4th at 8pm EST and running through the entire weekend! There will be challenges, games and prizes galore! The crop is a Spring Fling theme, so lots of fun spring-related challenges for layouts and cards. One of the best parts?? Scrap Shotz is GIVING BACK! We are posting a special challenge in which for however many participate, SSZ will make a donation to the Canadian Cancer Society! What a fun way to support a very worthy cause! You can find out the details here: http://www.scrapshotz.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=16981

    Hope to see lots of you there!

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    I have posted this week’s card challenge at Scrap Shotz, to turn a lovely pagemaps (www.pagemaps.com) layout sketch into a card. If you are interested in checking it out, go to the Scrap Shotz card forum! http://www.scrapshotz.com/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=15562

    Here is my version:

    Created with Paper and supplies from the SSZ February kit (AL Manhattan Line) .

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