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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Book Review: “Beasties”

This cute little book, "Beasties," is chock-full of adorable little sewn monster projects.  Beasties shows "How to Make 22 Mischievous Monsters that go Bump in the Night." The author, Diana Schoenbrun, has thought to include patterns inside as well as ideas for settings and backgrounds to compliment the creatures.   Projects are suitable for the […]

More Halloween Projects

Rachel Tucker made this little gift jar and card set with the "Oct 31" range of Fancy Pants Designs.  Rachel tells us that "The small jar didn't have a lid so I simply used the Fancy Pants Designs Filter Paper embellishments to cover the jar once I had filled it with lollies.  Tied with a […]

Contests, Calls & Events

Tres Chic Unique –  Design Team Call Deadline: November 15, 2011 Tres Chic Unique is a new and upcoming online kit club/retail store that is holding a design team call. Please see all details here. The term will run from December 1 – February 29. Susan K. Weckesser Inc. – Christmas Love Campaign Deadline: Janaury 04, 2012 […]

Speedlink Saturday for Week Ending Oct 29/11 – Halloween Edition

Halloween in on Monday – are you ready for the Trick-or-Treaters? At Martha Stewart, they have such cute little muslin favour bags.  See one photo at below and find the instructions here. Vanessa Spencer tells how she made these "Toxic Treats" at Stampington here. In Red Lead PaperWorks' newsletter, they have free printables available.  Join […]

New Scrapbooking & Paper Crafting Kits

Apron Strings Are you fence sitting?  Should you?  Shouldn't you? — I can tell you, you should! It's time to join Apron Strings.  Each month you see how great Apron Strings kits are – filled with fun new products, coordinated and just waiting for you and your precious photos – Sneak a Peek at November’s […]

Craft Tutorials

BHG has instructions up here for turning an old drawer into a bulletin board. At Flax & Twine, learn how to make this fabric flower bouquet here. Martha Stewart Crafts has instructions and a template available for making this pretty fall paper wreath, below, in a post here. At Les Plus BeauxX, learn how to […]

Contests, Calls & Events

Scrappin’ Bunnies, LLC – Fall Facebook Giveaway Deadline: December 31, 2011 Enter our Fall Facebook Give Away to win almost $250 worth of scrappy goodness, including papers, embellishments, mini album, stencils and more. To enter, simply become our friend on Facebook. You’ll find us here. If you’re already our friend on Facebook, just type this phrase into […]

Creative Halloween Ideas

Are you ready for Halloween?  Here are some more ideas for creative projects that are Halloween-themed: Learn to make your own "Beasties" using instructions from Diana Schoenbrun's video tutorial here and her new book, "Beasties." Allsorts has a free printable available here.  See image below. At Anastasia Marie Cards, One Charming Party guest posts with […]

Book Review: “The Cloth Paper Scissors Book”

Those interested in mixed media will love this new book, "The Cloth Paper Scissors Book – Techniques and Inspiration for Creating Mixed-Media Art," by Barbara Delaney.   Just out this fall, the author is the assistant editor of "Cloth Paper Scissors" the magazine.  Ms. Delaney, along with many stellar contributing artists, has put together a wonderful collection […]

Contests, Calls & Events

EcoScrapbook – Scrapbooker Saturday Deadline: Ongoing Do you have an eco-friendly scrapbooking tip? is looking to feature scrapbookers and their favorite tips for a series called ”Scrapbooker Saturday.” More information can be found here. ** Submit your contest/call/event using ScrapScene's submission form here. **

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