February’s Challenge~Hearts

Welcome to another Challenge!   For the month of February we are asking for HEARTS… if you love Valentines Day this  may be easier for you to do. I just so happen to like hearts and Valentines Day.

Here is what we are giving to our challenge winner this month.   A variety of doily’s, hearts, buttons, journal cards, ribbon, feathers, bling, straws, misc. embellishments, paper, and more hearts.  Basically a collection of pretties.. to use on any of your upcoming projects.  (sorry for the horrible picture)







This is my project for this month’s challenge.  I used a 12×12 mixed stitched canvas scrapbook page, and made a home décor hanging layout.  I recently signed up to be a Creative Rep for Linnie Blooms, and I just loved their version of a scrapbook page.  I used a Tim Holtz die to cut the heart out of their ATC card.  I am calling this my heart of gold layout, featuring my 2 girls and our cat.

12x12 Canvas Layout

12×12 Canvas Layout





Our winner for our January New Years Resolution or Shiny Star Challenge was #2 is Kathleen White.  Congrats!  Contact me with your info so I can send you your prizes from the January Challenge.  A message on my scrap it girl facebook page is the best way to get a message to me.  Thank you.


Now let’s take a look at what some of the designers did with their hearts.

Here is a list of my current design team.. stop by their blogs to see a more detailed looks as to what they did for our challenge.

We can’t wait to see what you all create with your HEARTS this month.  Thank you for joining our monthly challenges.  Please check out our weekly Favorite Things Friday posts too!


St. Patrick’s Day Give A Way & Save the Date~~

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!  Go Green~  Did you find any gold coins or a rainbow?  I didn’t either but I thought  I could do a give away and make some one a LUCKY person.

I have this lovely collection of goodies.. just leave me a comment letting me know that you follow my trail of social networking sites.. and you could be the winner.

St. Patrick's Day Give A Way

Washi Tape, Color Magic Heidi Swapp Notes, Pink Paislee Photo Tabs, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Tags, Bags, Glassine goodies, chipboard flowers, ruler,














I also wanted to let you know to save the date!

  • Crafters Day Out (crop, sew, quilt, create, scrap, stamp, get away) 
  • Saturday June 1st 2013
  • limited to 25 crafters
  • @The Radisson Hotel in Pleasant Prairie
  • Lunch Buffet & Late Night Snack Bar included
  • $60.00
  • bring a friend
  • RSVP needed, money will be collected in April & May

Let me know if you are interested in crafting w/ me on June 1st.. several seats are all ready taken.  We have the same conference room I have used in the past.  Dinner is on your own, but we usually go in groups to the Chancery located in the Hotel.  The room is full of windows, great lighting, 1st floor views and right by the lobby.  We get great service, clean and comfy space.  Hope you can make it..  Now leave me a comment so you can hopefully win my St. Patrick’s Day Give A Way~

CONGRATS to JULIE C… you won this package.. contact me to claim your St. Patrick’s Day goodies..

Crafty Storage Ideas, Scrap It Girl Style

Are you trying to stay cool and look for something to do inside over this hot weekend?  Why not organize your craft supplies?  Maybe you can hit a few thrift shops or garage sales.  Did you see the July 4th post by Julie over at Practical Scrappers?  If you didn’t, make sure you check out her post, she just shared some wonderful storage ideas for her craft supplies.  I loved her idea, so here I am with a similar post.  I love thrift stores, vintage shops, and garage sales for finding my crafty containers.
This is one of my favorite storage ideas.  It’s an old 7-Up crate.  I keep things in it that
I am using that week for classes.  It is really handy to use.  What’s really
nice is that most of my “most” needed supplies actually fit into those compartments.
I love mix matched glass jars mixed with my old jars and vintage finds.
Inside these containers I am storing  my old clothes pins, thread spools, trims, and scrabble pieces.
Storage for my paint brushes, mini spools, and wood letters.
Old Mason jars and gum ball machines for my buttons.   Behind the jars
you might notice a long basement window, it was perfect after I cleaned it up, painted it black
and added a rope to hang my tags or mini bingo cards from.
Here is an old wire trio of baskets perfect for my twin, rope,  and burlap.
I love the old shaped shadow boxes.  This one I used for some of my  bakers twine
& some of my mini vintage finds.I hope you enjoyed a peak at some of my favorite storage ideas.  I am constantly adding new things to my craft rooms.. or should I say, I am constantly adding “old”  things to my craft rooms.  What old things do you have in your craft room?   I hope I inspired you just a little bit to add some more old vintage finds to your craft rooms.By the way, I forgot to mention that this is the first post I did for Practical Scrappers.  Now that I am on their design team I will be sharing the same posts here and there, just in case you miss it.Practical Scrapper, Kimberly Congdon (Scrap It Girl)

Scrap It Girl’s Class Schedule: Next 2 weeks.

I don’t usually post my classes on my website like this….but I have met so many new people over the last few weeks that have asked to see my schedule.   Here is a quick version of what I am up to and where I will be at for the next two weeks.  Most of my classes fill up quickly though my Face book page, email or through the contact form located on this website.  You are welcome to RSVP any way you want.  I will need your name, phone # and an email address.  Please contact me directly with any questions you may have.. I respond right away.


  • Sunday May 6th: 3-5 Spellbinders Demo @ Michael’s Craft Store in Racine:  FREE
  • Tuesday May 8th:  9:30-11:30 a.m  Scrapbook  1 layout & 2 cards @ My Studio:  $15
  • Wednesday May 9th:  6:00-8:00  Card Class 5 cards @ My Studio:  $20
  • Thursday May 10th:  10-Noon  Private Store Demo
  • Friday May 11th:  10-Noon  Cricut Class @ Kenosha Hobby Lobby  $25
  • Friday May 11th:  4:00-6:00 Demo @ Michael’s Craft Store in Racine:  FREE
  • Saturday May 12th:  10 hour crop @ My Studio:  CROP IS FULL
  • Tuesday May 15th:  9:30-11:30 a.m   Patriotic Banner Class @ My Studio  $25
  • Tuesday May 15th  6:30-8:30 p.m   Patriotic Banner Class @ My Studio $25
  • Wednesday May 16th 6:00-8:00 p.m  Card Class either @ My Studio or The Kenosha Public Museum
  • Friday May 18th: 9 Hour Crop @ The Kenosha Hobby Lobby  CROP IS FULL
  • Saturday May 19th:  Kids Altered Art Class @ My Studio  3:00-5:00 CLASS IS FULL

My kids classes @ The Kenosha Strawberry Country Club start in June.

I have an altered art class making a Patriotic Display Frame on May 22nd & May 23rd.   No experience is needed for any of my classes.  You will need to bring scissors and all adhesives to all of my classes.  Contact me if you have any questions.  I have a list of upcoming events on my facebook page.  I also email my upcoming lists, let me know if you want to be on my class email list.

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