Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Making Butterflies

Butterfly embellishments are very popular these days - and it's no wonder - they are an adorable addition to our projects. Of course there are punches and dies you can buy to make your own butterfly but before you run out and buy anything new why not try the circle punches or dies that you already have. That is what I used for the above butterfly, that and a pair of scissors. Isn't it cute?

I will show you how - to get started punch or cut out a circle shape from your favorite paper and grab a pair of scissors.
I used a Nestabilities petite scalloped circle die to get my shape.

Next you will want to fold your circle in half.

Using your scissors trim a portion of the circle off to form the top part or your top wing. I began cutting about a third of the way down.

Now do the same on the other side to get something like this:

If you unfold your shape this is what it should look like. Almost a butterfly!

Fold your circle back in half and trim a small triangular shape out of the middle (opposite of the fold) to form your butterfly.

Now unfold and you have a perfect little butterfly!

Wasn't that easy? Whatever size you have will work just fine, just look below.

Hope you enjoyed today's tidbit!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Spinach Salad

I have a couple of yummy spinach salad recipes in my recipe box. Here is one that is similar to one my mom used to make for us while we were growing up. It's a little tangy and very yummy!

Spinach and Mushroom Salad
4 slices bacon
2 eggs
2 teaspoons white sugar *
2 tablespoons cider vinegar *
2 tablespoons water *
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound spinach
1/4 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
**Note- if you like a lot of dressing, double these ingredients! I make it just like this, but you might like extra dressing. :)

1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Crumble and set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon fat (4 if you are doubling the dressing).
2. Place eggs in a saucepan and cover completely with cold water. Bring water to a boil. Cover, remove from heat, and let eggs stand in hot water for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from hot water, cool, peel and cut into slices.
3. Return 2 tablespoons bacon fat to skillet, stir in sugar, vinegar, water and salt. Taste and adjust seasonings as needed. Keep warm.
4. Wash and remove stems from spinach, dry thoroughly and break into pieces in salad bowl.
5. Pour warm dressing over and toss until coated.
6. Top salad with mushrooms and bacon, garnish with egg. (I just toss it all together with the dressing.)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Party Prize Winners!

Thanks for playing along with us this week ladies! Congratulations to all the winners listed below. Please send your mailing address to me at feelingscrappy at yahoo dot com by Wednesday to claim your prize.

Day One - Rub-on package -
MidniteScrapper said...
Looking forward to playing. I've posted on my Altered To Perfection blog!

Day Two - Sketch Challenge -
Lynnette said...
Well, it's 4am but it's done finally. See my take on the challenge by visiting my blog at: This was a lot of fun!

Day Three - Share Opinions
Nadya 's World!!! said...
I like all kinds of topics... :)But love to see sketches for scrapbooking and card making and other craft projects! nadya :)

Day Four - Card Sketch
mustangkayla said...
I got mine done! Warning, I'm a beginning card maker and really struggle with them. Here is the link to mine:

Day Five - Scavenger Hunt
Robin Gibson - She was drawn from the ones who e-mailed with all the correct answers :)

Day Six - Saturday Sign-in
Silvana said...
Same as Tracy Kosofsky (fist lady that comment) I have that little machine for a long time and only have use it a couple of times because not much really u can do with a straigh line paper sewing machine.

And last but not least the winner of the beautiful bag charm from Star Hitched Wagon is...
Tracy Kosofsky

Have a great week!

Sketchapalooza Class Special

One more class special! :) In celebration of our birthday, we will be offering $5.00 off the next Sketchapalooza Class! That brings the class price down to only $20.00 for the full month!

A few details: class runs from July 13th until August 10th. This class is our most popular class. Do you like using sketches when creating layouts for your scrapbooks? Do challenges and prizes motivate you? Are you looking to do some "catching up" in your scrapbooks? Then this is the class for you!You will be provided with tons of brand new original sketches (5 per week!) with examples from our talented designers during this four-week course. This fast paced exciting class is suitable for any level of scrapper (paper or digital) who wants to get a lot of pages done and have a ball doing it!

Just use the button below to take advantage of this limited time offer. When the button is gone
so is the special.

This offer has expired.

Be sure to check back later today - we will be posting all the winners from this past week! :o)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Party planning

I found a great site that has a ton of inspiration for planning parties for kids. The ideas are sorted by age and there are lots of ideas to help you plan your parties. I hope you find it useful!
Happy Saturday!

Saturday Sign In :)

An easy one for Saturday since I hope everyone is enjoying a great day with family! Just leave a comment here telling us what scrapbooking technique you would love to try before Sunday at noon to be entered into a drawing for this :) We will be announcing all our winners soon!! Also keep your eyes open for another class special this weekend.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Scavenger Hunt!

Good morning!!! It's Friday and I hope you have been having fun celebrating this week with us! Today I have a little scavenger hunt for you. We have a great prize donated by Paper Popsicles-flowers and bling! Two of my favorite things!

Go to the Paper Popsicles website to find the answers to the following questions and email your answers to

Winners will be entered into a drawing to win the prizes shown above. Deadline for submissions is Saturday at noon!! I'll pick a winner from all of the entries with the correct answers and post on the make sure you check back to see if you've won!

1. On the Paper Popsicles message board, find the How-To forum. What is this month’s project? What is this month’s technique how-to?

2. What sort of ongoing auditions are currently being held? (hint-see the PP blog)
3. What are the names of the April Kits? (You can find them in the PP store.)
4. How much do you need to order in the PP store to qualify for free shipping?

5. What is the current weekly theme challenge (see the message board)?

Good luck and have fun!!!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Shimmer, Sparkle & Shine Class Special!

In celebration of our birthday, we will be offering 1/2 off our Shimmer, Sparkle & Shine Class for the next few hours!! That brings the class price down to only $5.00! You can't beat that!

Here are a few details about the class:Class runs from June 8th - June 16th, 2009. Bring on the bling! During this 10-day class we will be exploring all kinds of ways to add a little shimmer and shine to your pages! You will learn to add just the right amount of sparkle to infuse your layouts with fun! Are you ready to get sprinkled with fairy dust?

Use the "buy now" button below to take advantage of this 1/2 off price. This will only be available for a limited time then this button will be removed. (Keep your eyes open throughout the week for a few more awesome specials!!)

Sorry this offer is over!

How about a card sketch?

Look at this wonderful prize package generously donated by That's Jazzy Stamp Dreams

Want a chance to win it? I thought you might!!!

Complete a card using the following sketch:

Next share that creation with us - directions for sharing can be found on the right hand side of the blog. Links to your creations must be shared by noon on Sunday April 26th , 2009. The names of those who play along will go into a hat and one name will be drawn. Winner will be announced on Sunday night April 26th, 2009.

Want a little inspiration?

Here is my take:
Here is Stacey L's:

Here is Jayne's:

Have fun and good luck!!! Can't wait to see everyone's cards!!!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Birthday fonts

I hope you are having a great week! In honor of our second birthday, here's a fun site that offers several birthday fonts and images that you can download for free-

I hope you can use these. Enjoy! :)

Share Opinions Please

Happy Wednesday everyone! Since we hope you are all working on our sketch challenge from yesterday, we thought we would make today simple...just leave a comment here letting us know what kinds of posts you like to read on our blog. What do you love? What would you like to see more of? What would you like us to add? That type of thing :) This blog is for you after all!

Everyone that leaves a comment will be entered for a chance to win the prize below from Feeling Scrappy! Don't have a baby girl? No worries - all the papers in this kit would be perfect for teen girls, a day at the spa, Easter or spring layouts - they are not baby specific.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Party Ideas

Since we are celebrating Feeling Scrappy's 2nd Birthday I thought I would share a wonderful source for party ideas! Check out the Hostess with the Mostess Sure to inspire wonderful party plans!!! It is so full of great theme possibilities, beautiful decor ideas, recipes, and sources. Go check it out!

Get Inked! Class Special!

In celebration of our birthday, we will be offering 1/2 off our Get Inked Class for the next few hours!! That brings the class price down to only $5.00! You can't beat that! Here are a few details about the class:

Class runs from May 11th – May 19th, 2009.
Are you ready to try something new? Take using ink beyond just writing words or running it around the edge of your paper. During this 10 day technique class, we will be tackling all sorts of inks ~ pens, various types of inkpads, and alcohol inks. Not much experience working with ink? No worries! We will guide you through some new techniques with step-by-step instructions to help you incorporate ink into your paper projects!

Use the "buy now" button below to take advantage of this 1/2 off price. This will only be available for the next few hours then this post will be removed. (Keep your eyes open throughout the week for a few more awesome specials!!)

Time is up on this offer!

If you made it in for the special - glad you are joining us. If not check back through the week for more specials! :)

Blog Party Sketch Challenge

How about a challenge?! The sketch below was designed by our talented past design team member Amy Bell. Isn't it a beauty? Do you feel inspired? Your challenge is to create a page based on this sketch and link it here in the comment section by Saturday. We will draw and post a random winner on Sunday - keep reading to see what you are playing for!

Amy's sketch:
Jayne's layout:
Stacey C.'s layout:

Stacey L's layout:

Now for the prize! The winner will receive the fun card kits pictured below courtesy of Paper Popsicles and 1/2 off Feeling Scrappy's sketch class scheduled for July!!

Well, what are you waiting for? Lets get scrapping! :o)

Monday, April 20, 2009

Let's get this party started!

Happy Birthday Feeling Scrappy! Today we will kick off a week long party to celebrate! Our first prize is a great rub-on prize package from Paper Popsicles - all you need to do for a chance to win is help us spread the word about our party. Just post about the party on your blog, message board or via e-mail to friends and let us know you did it here in the comment section. You have until I do the prize drawing Tuesday afternoon.

The beautiful bag charm below was designed and donated by Stacey at Star Hitched Wagon. Wondering how to win this baby? Just comment and play throughout the week with us! Simple right? I will be drawing a winner on Sunday from everyone who has commented during our party.

Tomorrow we will be posting a fun sketch challenge with a fantastic prize package so be sure to check back! Plus throughout the week we will be running a few class specials, so you never know when those time limited offers will pop up.

Have a great Monday!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Party Starts Tomorrow!

Ready for a little fun? Tomorrow is the day we start our blog party in celebration of our 2nd birthday. We will have prizes all week so be sure to stop by everyday!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

May Day

May Day is coming soon so I wanted to share a few sites with you that tell all about the history and customs of May Day. Maybe you will find some fun traditions to start in your own family :)

Traditions and Customs
Customs of May Day

Don't forget our Blog Party starts Monday!! You can read about it here.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Sew Pretty

Do you sew on your scrapbook pages? Oh you should!! It's such a nice touch. I love sewing on my pages. I love the look - it's just SEW unique. And it doesn't need to be perfect - the randomness becomes a perfect pattern.

You can sew with a sewing machine and frame your pictures or your page like I did in my So Cool layout:

Or as a design detail like Lindsey did in her A Few of My Favorite Things layout:

Or hand stitch a border like Stacey did with this whipped running stitch in her New Home layout:

Or follow a pattern or stamp with handstitching like Jayne did in her February layout:

You can see all the sewing elements are just fantastic! Hopefully these four very different layouts will inspire you try sewing on your pages today.