Thursday, October 28, 2010


Daisie from "My Journey Through It All" tagged me!

1. What is your favorite treat? {can be anything you consider a treat} Getting a scrappy supply package in the mail!
2. If you could dress up as anything for Halloween, what would it be? A Cameron Crazie
3. If you had a super power what would you want it to be? Super Understanding
4. Do you like roller coasters? they are OK.
5. What is your favorite hobby? scrapbooking, of course!
6. What is the best compliment you have ever received? A professor wrote in a recommendation for me to go to Duke that I was essentially in the top 5% of students that he had ever known. 
7.  Do you think pets should wear clothes? Only when I dress my puppy up!
8. Long hair or short....which do you prefer? On me, girlfriends, either.

Now I have to tag people and ask them 8 questions. CHECK OUT THESE LADIES BLOG'S! THEY ARE FULL OF INSPIRATION!!!
3. Julie @ {Daily Anecdotes}
4. Jasmine @ WildFlower
5. Dee Dee @ Umwowstudio

Here are the questions:
1. Do you use a paper planner (like FranklinCovey), paper calendar (like a desk or wall calendar), digital planner (like a cell phone, palm pilot, smart phone), digi calendar (like Google Calendar, iCal), or nothing to plan your day & track appointments?

2. What was the name of the last school you attended? (can be high school, college, university, med school, etc.)

3. Do you like the TV show BONES (new episodes air on FOX, older on TNT)?

4. You see a 55 yr old woman and a 24 year old young lady walk into a restaurant--what is their relationship?

5. What languages do you know (speak, read, or write)?

6. Do you recycle faithfully?

7. If I said the word "Ugaritic" what would you tell me it means?

8. Where do you spend the most money on a regular basis for scrappy supplies?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

1st Online Crop at

What could be better than spending a weekend creating with a group of friends plus chances to win awesome prizes? We can't think of anything better than that, so will be hosting its first ever 48 hour Online Crop on Saturday and Sunday, November 6th and 7th, 2010! Here are some details:

WHO: This crop is for addicts, errr...I mean, regulars, the newly introduced, or those who have never even heard of the site until now. All you need to participate in the Online Crop and to be eligible for the prizes is to have an active CC account with a valid e-mail address.

WHAT: An Online Crop--It will be part shopping, part crafting, part challenges, and completely fun! We will be doing virtually what you would do at a physical crop...Getting together, since we cannot be in the same place, at least at the same time, to socialize and participate in some challenges, win some prizes, complete some projects (layouts, cards, altered items--you know finally use up some of those beautiful CC goodies you have been hoarding), and have some fun!

WHERE: On, of course! Spread the word! The main challenges will be featured on the main page of the site throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday in between some SWEET deals on the "treat" page! Worried that you missed a challenge? Don't be! All you have to do is look under the "past deals" section of the website to see the previous challenges. There will also be some fun mini-games and activities going on under the Sweet Talk section of the website throughout the weekend, so make sure to stop by Sweet Talk and check them out too.

WHEN: The BIG dates to mark off on your calendar are Sat. & Sun., November 6-7, 2010! Can't make it for the whole weekend? No worries! The main challenges will be posted beginning on Saturday November 6th at 10:00 AM on the main page and it will alternate a challenge, then a SWEET deal, then another challenge, etc. If you miss a challenge on the main page they are always accessible under the "past deals" section of the website. The deadline for the submission of projects to be considered for prizes for the challenges is MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8th, 2010 11:59 PM MST (CC time) unless an earlier deadline is stated. That is approximately 24 hours after the crop ends. The challenges will be posted between 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM on Saturday Nov 6th and 10:00 AM and 6:00 PM on Sunday Nov 7th.

WHY? Because we are sooo SWEET on YOU! has a strong and vibrant community and we want to share that community with more of our current and potential customers. We think YOU are what makes unique, and we like that.


Megan Ann

Friday, October 22, 2010

Altered Vintage Findings Tin by Making Memories

I was issued a challenge on another scrappy blog to alter a tin and include a butterfly on it. I was also to include a before picture of the tin. It was the AWESOME blog run by my friend val, Scrap, Love, Laugh! which can be found at Check out their blog for monthly challenges with GREAT prizes and some awesome inspiration!!!

So, here is the before picture of my tin:

I did a SIMPLE, SIMPLE altered tin. I might do another nicer one later, but I was just looking to kill about ten minutes as a reward for finishing writing a page of my paper, so I needed a simple project! 

Supplies Used (CC=available at 
Vintage Findings Tin by Making Memories (CC)
Gold Outline Stickers by Sakura 
Roll of Adhesive Bling Circles by Recollections
Adhesive Bling Shape Strips by Recollections
Gold Adhesive Glitter Chipboard Alphabet Stickers by Recollections
Vinyl Sticker Paper by Slice (CC) part of the Multi-pack by Slice
Glossy Accents by Ranger

First, I covered the bottom of the tin with Vinyl Sticker Paper by Slice which is self-adhesive. I cut a rectangle a little larger than the size of the tin. Applied the vinyl to the tin and folded the edges up and squished in the corners. Then I trimmed off the excess so the tin would easily close. I left the top of the tin in its original condition.

I knew I needed to add the butterfly so I found a beautiful delicate Gold Butterfly Outline Sticker by Sakura that I wanted to use on it and since gold and silver are both metallics and ALL metallics are neutrals, they went together perfectly! I added some Glossy Accents to highlight parts of the butterfly's wings. Then I found these cool Gold Chipboard Alpha Stickers by Recollections, so I added an 'M' for Megan (of course!). The Gold Alphas already had the 3 rhinestones on them, so I decided to add a few of the rhinestone circle accents to the tin, but then there were empty spaces that were too small for the rhinestone circle accents, but needed something to fill them in, so I added the rhinestone shapes to the tin lid. And,  Viola!