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31 August 2011

"Limited Edition" September Blog Hop

Thanks for visiting my SCRAPI TRACI blog during this month's Stamp of the Month Blog Hop from the talented Sheila Bennett's blog.  I just love her adorable Mischief "Congratulations" box using the "Limited Edition" stamp set.  This versatile stamp set is a must-have at $5 with any $50 purchase. PLUS, if you spend $75 in September, you'll get this set ($5), and the National Stamping Special Pair-A-Phrase stamp set for FREE!


As much as I'd love to be showing you my fabulous creations using this stamp set, I unfortunately do not have a fabulous creation as of yet!  I'm bummed myself and sorry to disappoint - I just had one of those week without any time for crafting.  I will absolutely need therapy now!!

But, once you keep hopping and see the stunning "Save the Date" card on Teresa Scriven's blog, you won't even remember my missing artwork. Happy Hopping and hope to see you next month!

P.S. You can always come back just to visit another time and of course, I would love it if you took the time to be a "Scrapi Follower".

Super Fun Scrapi Kids Layouts

I wanted to share some pictures of the last of the planned layouts that I did with my Scrapi Kids Day Camps this summer, and I am excited to share with you their own creations (some asked for my help and some did it all by themselves). They were such a great group of scrappers.  I was so proud, and it was super fun to see how proud they were of their own accomplishments! Take a look:
Another layout using Fanfare, always a favorite paper packet with the kids, We used July 2011's Stamp of the Month, "American Celebration", did some fun ribbon techniques, brads, buttons and masking.

Not sure why this is turned but you get the idea. We used the Animal Cookies Creative Basics (also from the recent $1 special), my new favorite "Live, Laugh, Love" stamp set, masking, brads and a really fun ribbon technique.

Here are some really great pages that the girl's put together using scraps from old Close To My Heart paper packets, stickers, accessories and stamps!  I even taught them how to use our fabulous "How-To" books, to help get them started!  I only wish I got a picture of the entire scene - "Imagine" Book at one table, "Cherish" Book at another, a camper on the floor looking through papers, a camper getting stamps and ink.  Wild but fun chaos that makes me happy!

30 August 2011

Rockin' Mini Album Kid's Projects

My 5th grade, 6th grade and 8th grade Scrapi Kids did such great jobs crafting these Mini Albums with their own individual styles, that I just have to share them:

Sorry about the three pics turned to the side - can't quite figure out why it did that, but they were too great not to include anyway!

29 August 2011

More Scrapi Kids Camp 2011 Projects and Fun Pics

Here are some more fun projects and pictures from the two different weeks of my 2011 Scrapi Kids Day Camp this summer!

One of the Scrapi layouts we did - using Lucky B&T, Pear, Sunset, Pacific and Desert Sand Cardstock. I used the stamp set from Convention 2010.  Some of the techniques we did with this layout were masking and tearing the paper!

Another Scrapi layout, which was requested by my camper Stephanie, because she LOVED the beautiful Peacock stamp.  We used Magnifique Paper and the "Circle of Love" Stamp Set.  The girls enjoyed bejeweling their pages with the Green and Blue Sparkles and learning a new ribbon technique.

My campers waiting to use the Cricut - the new Art Philosophy cartridge is already a hit with the young scrappers! Pictured:  Kaylee, Steph, Kensley and Callie.
Me and Brooke, my teen helper, for the 2nd August camp.  I just loved spending the week with Brooke and the girls loved her too.
August 15 - 19th campers.

This year's campers really enjoyed putting their own pages together.  Once they started, it was hard to stop them! Pictured: Aliza, Ava and Catherine.

Angela concentrating on her stamping!

From left:  Callie, Haley, Kensley, Sasha, Caelin and Mariah.

Lily Kate with one of her own creations!  I was so proud!!

Hannah hard at work!

Me and Emily, who was such a huge helper my first Scrapi week!  I couldn't have done it without my awesome teen girls! They were such fabulous helpers and so fun to be with.

Tiffany designing her own layout!

Cute bookmark design by Lily Kate!

Sydney, cute and crafty.
Because sometimes you just gotta work on the floor! Me and Lily Kate.
Hannah, hardworking scrapper!  If I did awards, she would win for most pages.

August 1 - 5th campers.

25 August 2011

Scrapi Kids Day Camps A Success!

Ok, it's been way too long since I've posted and now I've got so much time and so many projects to make up.  I figured I'd start with pictures from my Scrapi Kids Day Camps, which is much of the reason why it's taken the time to blog. Here are a few pics of some of the fun projects we worked on:

First project in the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge booklet - just had to let the girls make it! Here is the first one made!  Let's just say after making this card, we were cutting and making different flowers all week.The girls (and me) were obsessed!

One of the six layouts we did during the week. The girls LOVED using this Trees & Things Stamp Set on the Mayberry Paper Packet, which quickly become one of my favorite sets as well.  With each layout, I try to introduce the campers to new techniques.  This page had quite a few fun things to do - we randomly sponged white daisy ink on the tree stamp and stamped it on smoothie cardstock to create our own fun B&T paper.  And we used the masking technique to stamp the swing in bamboo and chocolate

This project was very popular with my campers of all ages - I used one piece of the My Creations Banner to make a pennant. 

As much as I love my adult clients, it really is so fun seeing "little-me's" developing into wonderful scrapbookers.  My kids camps are a ton of work but I really enjoy the time with my 10 year old Haley and the other campers.  This was my second year of doing Scrapi Traci's Day Camp and I'm thrilled to say that it was a success once again!

More pics coming tomorrow!