Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sketches, Fun, and Prizes - Oh My!

Sketchapalooza 8 is just around the corner - in fact we are opening up the classroom today! Along with all of the goodness that is usually involved with our classes  I am excited to say that we have 4 awesome grand prizes to give away and two digital discounts to give to every person who takes our class! A special thanks to Tracy Kosofsky for introducing me to a few wonderful ladies in digital scrapping!

The Digichick is providing $10.00 off anything in the store to one lucky winner! Also, each and every student who takes our class will receive a coupon that is good for 40% off of any of their Boutique Collab Kits! How cool is that?! You can check out the Boutique Collab Kits here.

And that is not all!!

The Sherwood Studio is providing $10.00 off anything in their store to one lucky scrapper! Also, all students will receive a coupon good for $3.00 off any purchase of $10.00. Sweet!! Check out Julie's blog - this is one talented lady! 

I will be providing a $25.00 gift certificate to Star Hitched Wagon to one lucky winner. You can check out her store here. We are lucky to have the owner - a multi-talented designer - Stacey on our team and I wanted one lucky winner to experience Star Hitched Wagon for themselves!

Last but not least, I will be providing a free $25.00 Feeling Scrappy class to one lucky winner.

Hope to see you in class!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

FS Designers: Amanda Bay

The newest member of our design team is Amanda Bay. I am super excited to be working with her! I was impressed not only by Amanda's creative layouts but by the kind spirit that she exudes and I have no doubt you will be too! Below is a little more about Amanda in her own words.

Amanda Bay

"I created my first scrapbook at the tender age of 5, carefully using Elmer's glue, tape, pictures, magazines, and a trash bag to create a masterpiece. Almost 35 years later, I am still creating scrapbook art one page at a time. I was a happy and successful Creative Memories Sr. Consultant for 8 years before the pull of all things blingy, bumpy, lumpy, textured and more became too great. I am a hybrid scrapper using both traditional and digital techniques. I use many mediums in my scrapbooking and while still loving CM, I use many other brands as well. Digitally I have used SBC for several years and most recently added PSE10 to my skill set. I enjoy learning new techniques and trying new new things while also holding on to the basic tradition of the art we know as scrapbooking. I have been married for 12 years and have two awesome daughters and a dog named Benji. When not scrapbooking I am a stay at home mom, who rarely stays at home! I love to read, write, draw, paint, and well basically try my hand at all things creative. I am very excited for this opportunity and look forward to joining the Feeling Scrappy team of amazing designers."

Here are a few of Amanda's recent layouts:

We hope you will join us for Sketchapalooza 8 to see more of Amanda's work!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

FS Designer: Tracy Kosofsky

Time to meet our next designer. I am sure many of our readers know Tracy well. :) She is super talented and we are so thankful to have her on our team. Tracy not only provides beautiful sample pages to inspire our students but also designs the Photoshop elements digital templates for all of our sketches. She has come up with some amazing sketches for our next class - Sketchapalooza 8. For those of you that don't know Tracy, here is a bit about her in her own words: 

Tracy Kosofsky

"After moving around the country since getting married to my wonderful DH, Adam, in 1998, we settled in central Pennsylvania in early 2010 and we're here to stay! We have a diva-ish 8 year old daughter and a devil-ish 4 year old son, and when I'm not at my full-time job as a health care executive or indulging in my scrapbooking passion, you can usually find me enjoying my kids' activities, reading, baking, and either planning for or recovering from our most recent travels. I've been scrapbooking since 2000 and have been mostly digi since 2009, although I still enjoy getting my hands dirty with "real" mini albums, cards and other paper crafts."

Here are a few of Tracy's recent layouts. Pretty awesome huh?!

Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

FS Designers: Stacey Curry

We are gearing up for our next class, Sketchapalooza 8, the sketches are all ready to go and our designers are busy creating beautiful samples for each and every sketch. I would like to take some time to introduce you to our designers. I will be highlighting each one here over the next few posts.
First up is Stacey Curry!

Stacey Curry

Stacey and I met when we both lived in Omaha, Nebraska through our love of scrapbooking. I instantly liked her and you would too! She is super talented, sweet, goofy and on top of that, has a cool edge to her. I encourage you to visit her business here to see just how multi-talented she really is
Here is a little about Stacey in her own words:  
"Hi everyone! I'm Stacey, and I am hopelessly addicted to all things creative! :) I am passionate about creating. I have been at it for so long I can't imagine what life would be like without it. Mom inspired the passion of creativity, she crocheted, did ceramics, and baked, and she was wonderful about including my sisters and I when we were younger. Dad let us create in the garage with his tools and scraps of wood. There wasn't really a right or wrong way - they just let us do what we were inspired to do. So I feel I have always been creatively awake. My very first scrapbook project was in 1992. I made a scrapbook for my boyfriend (now hubby) as a graduation gift. It was a magnetic page album complete with bookmarks with sweet poems and stickers from the Hallmark section at Kmart. Even then with as few supplies as I had access to I was hooked, and have been at it ever since.

I was born and raised in rural Montana, and am very proud of it. I still consider myself a Montana girl. I now live just south of it’s border in Wyoming. I live with my hubby , Steve, our three beautiful children, Macey, Conor and Xander, and our sweet pups Sadie and Gregor. In addition to creating as much as possible just for the fun of it, I also have a creative business, Star Hitched Wagon™, where I create bath and body products from scratch and design one of a kind jewelry pieces. I enjoy running, camping, hiking, fishing, cheering for our local hockey teams in the winter and spending time with my family and the pups!!"
Here are a few of the layouts that Stacey created for our last class:

Want to see more of Stacey's scrapbook pages? Join us for Sketchapalooza 8 starting September 1st!