Wednesday, July 18, 2012

More from Day 1!!

We are finally back in the room (9:30!) What a long day! But we have lots of pics to share. Here are some pics from Kaisercraft. It is so fun to listen to them talk with their Aussie accents!
The Sizzix booth was full of fun dies and lots of projects!
This pic is for all you Tim Holtz fans!
Doodlebug had a cute apothecary like theme and all the people working in the booth wore lab coats!
The Basic Grey Booth
BoBunny Booth
My Fav, the Bazzill Booth
We R Memory Keepers Booth. They have little mini Lucky 8 punches coming out.
More to come later. Hope you are enjoying the pics! Stay Savvy!!


We are here at CHA in Chicago and loving it. It is so fun to me around so may scrappers from all over the world! We started our experience with a day of classes from Sizzix. We made 5 different projects but I only got a picture of Karen Burniston's project! I was so into creating, I forgot! Karen's project:
Karen's BFF Gretchen came along to help her. She stole my camera and got this shot of Michelle and I creating.
On Tuesday, the shore floor opened. The line to get in wrapped around the entry way. It was crazy!!
We spent much of the day today exploring the show and seeing what goodies were out there. Simple Stories
Maya Road: I highlighted the whole catalog! Michelle walked by and caught me and said I needed to be reasonable! What a drag! Who invited her??
I then left Michelle at the Sizzix booth to create a cute box with Jill and I went to explore.
I will post more later. Must go eat and catch the bus!!

Marsha Update

Marsha will be undergoing surgery today to see the extent of the injury to her back. Please send a special prayer her way!!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Marsha Update

Thanks to all who have brought by cards or stayed a little longer to make one. There is still room to add a few more to the basket so please take a few minutes and make a card. If you don't know how stop by Scrapp'n Savvy I have a table set up in the crop room with all the stuff needed to make a card. This up date comes from Stena, Marsha's dear friend. "I spent the afternoon at the hospital with Marha and her family. She has moved from ICU into a step-down ICU. It is a room with 4 people. It is definitely still an ICU situation. The surgeons have decided to wait until next week to do the surgery on her back. Today she started having difficulty breathing. They did X-rays to check on pneumonia. She had fluid in her lungs but was clear for pneumonia. They are giving her medication to draw the fluid down. She is still groggy and there has been no change with her legs. She does not appear to be in pain. Her sister Sharon got the police report. The driver was a 35 year old man. He was not drunk or high. They think he must have fallen asleep. Marsha was in the right hand lane stopped at the light. He was in the left hand lane and swerved into her lane at a high rate of speed. He hit her car on the back drivers side. So it was the drivers side that had the greatest impact. It caused both cars to spin out into the intersection. We do not know the condition of the driver but we do know he survived. We don't know if he was injured. He does have insurance. Sharon was able to get to her car and retrieve all of her possessions except for her large scrapbook tote. It was wedged in so tight they could not remove it. Sharon did get out all of the contents. I will repost as I get more information." Thanks Stena for keeping us all updated.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Cards for Marsha

A dear friend and talented instructor for Scrapp'n Savvy was in a severe accident Friday night going home from Scrapp'n Savvy. She was sitting at a light and was rear ended by a guy going extremely fast. She had to be cut out of the car. She is in ICU at Ben Taub right now. She broke 2 ribs, fractured a vertebra and has damage to her spleen and liver. She is responding well to the medications. Our biggest concern is the vertebra T7, because she has no feeling below the waist. This could be due to the swelling or it could be a spinal cord injury. We are asking all to include her in your prayers. We are also asking all to make a get well greeting so we can fill her room with warm good well wishes. Please bring them to Scrapp'n Savvy by Friday and we will get them to her.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Day 2 Sampler

The Cinch Winner today is . . . .Leslie Parlette! Congrats!

Scrapp'n Sampler

Today was the first day of our Sampler.  We had a ton of fun sharing upcoming classes (to be posted on Monday) and making a fun 8"x8" Mini book.  The book is title, "My Life Today".  It was inspired by a class I took at Creative Escape a few years ago, The Good Book.  This class was taught by Kolette and her husband Jason  His story was an amazing inspiration!

I would love to extend the challenge they gave me a few years back.  To look for the "good" in your life each and everyday.

Here are pictures of the book we made today.  This project could not have been possible with the help from Bazzill and We R Memory Keepers

The cover was Designed by Tove and she teaches the class called Totally Tove.

These pages were created by Debra and she teaches DistINKtive cards.

The inside cover and title page was created by Millie and she teaches Generations and Millie"Q"

These pages were Created by Leslie and she teaches Fast Fun and Done, and Yo YO Magic. Her Pop-up Layout was inspired by Karen Berniston who teacher her Sizzix pop up dies in cards, layouts, and mini-books. This Saturday she will be sharing her new Pop-n-Cuts making 4 amazing cards.

Margene created these layouts and she teaches Salad, Surprises, and Sketches and Pizza, Pages and Prizes. Two of our fabulous Friday night crops

Susan is our swap hostess and she created these layouts

Melissa is new to our Savvy Team and she is teaching Mini Madness class.

Terri has added a new class to our calendar "Pinterest Inspired" she will also be teaching her Terri's Treasures.

Marsha is also new to our Savvy team and will be teaching Clever Card Creations. Thank you all for coming and playing with us. All the classes will posted on the Blog Monday. We would like to extend the 15% discount until Monday July 2nd. You can go to and use this code when checking out MyLifeToday The winner of the Cinch . . . . . . Shawn Baker! Yeah! Congrats! Stay Savvy . . Scrap often

Thursday, June 14, 2012

We have power!

I am so sorry for all who have tried to contact us and could not reach us.  We have been without power for two day.  Which means no lights, ac, water, phone or internet!  UGH!  I want to thank Susan Fraser with Clear Scraps, her husband and all you troopers who came to class anyway!

Today's classes  Cricut Basics and Advance Cuts, Gypsy and Razzill Dazzill Bazzill will all be on as scheduled!  Whoot Whoot!

Stay Savvy Scrap often!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Pop and Cuts are coming. . . .

I can't wait to get my hands onto those Pop and Cut dies.  I have decided that all my cards will be interactive because I want my grand kids to get excited when they get a card from me.  Huge goal I know.  I am hoping Pop and Cuts will make it that much easier.

I have learned so much from Karen Burniston and I just want to learn more.  She posted this awesome card idea using her Bigz Flip up Flower and Celebrate Sizzlet set.

Today's Daily Deal . . .

All Sizzix dies are 25% off.  Yes I do have the dies featured in this video.

More ways to with that signed Vagabond!
You will get 1 ticket for every $20 spent towards the Vagabond Drawing this weekend.
Post your graduation card creation on Scrapp'n Savvy's Facebook page for another ticket!

Happy Scrapp'n

Monday, May 28, 2012

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day In honor of all my friends who have loved ones pass to protect this great land for us!
I have never been able to think of the day as one of mourning; I have never quite been able to feel that half-masted flags were appropriate on Decoration Day. I have rather felt that the flag should be at the peak, because those whose dying we commemorate rejoiced in seeing it where their valor placed it. We honor them in a joyous, thankful, triumphant commemoration of what they did.
By Benjamin Harrison

Weekly Layout by Susan
Deal of the Day
               All Printed paper 30% off all printed paper!
Susan is our swap hostess I love the swaps here at Scrapp'n Savvy! Susan makes everything fun! She loves to let the Scrapbook paper do the work for you so in honor of Susan all printed paper is 30% off today! You will get a ticket for the Tim Holtz signed Vagabond drawing June 2nd. Spend $50 and you will get a free Susan designed two page layout kit. (while supplies)

While celebrating please take a moment to thank those who lost so much for our freedom.
Happy Scrapp'n
Check back tomorrow for more great savings

Monday, May 21, 2012

Exciting news

Several of you have had a chance to take a class from Karen Burniston's here at Scrapp'n Savvy and know that her new Pop and Cuts will be released soon. Scrapp'n Savvy will have them first and we want to celebrate! I won a Tim Holtz autographed Vagabond at the winter CHA and I want to give it away. Here is how you can win . . . Karen will be here June 2nd from 1pm - 5pm to demo and sell here Pop and Cuts. When you pre-order your base Pop and Cut die you will have your choice of one of the following Sizzix while supplies last.
At the end of her demo we will have a drawing for the Vagabond. You may be asking yourself how do I get a ticket for the drawing? Every $20 purchase made at Scrapp'n Savvy from May 21st - June 2nd will get you a ticket. If you attend Pictures and Pen Required on May 24th you will receive 2 tickets. If you attend A Little Bit of This and That on May 29th you will receive 3 tickets. If you attend Fast Fun and Done May 23rd you will receive 3 tickets. If you come in to Scrapp'n Savvy and take your picture while you are here and post it on face book on or before May 31st you will receive 5 tickets. If you come to Karen's demo and make a card you will receive a ticket. If you pre-purchase Karen's base die you will get a 2 ticket. Check back on my blog there will be a daily deal every day starting Monday May 28th Good luck and Happy Scrapp'n

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Weekly Layouts

With so much on my plate these days it seems my blog has been pushed to the back burner. We finally got our POS System and installing it and getting all the data in has been both exciting and challenging. Everyday we get a little closer to having it done. My hat goes off to my son Derek. He works long hours installing and repairing garage doors and yet he still comes to Scrapp'n Savvy to work on the POS System. I owe a huge thanks to Amy, Aunt Paula, Mary, Alec, and mom for their constant work on getting everything counted and into the computer. At the pace they are working we should be done by the beginning of next week. Here are the past three weekly layouts.

I designed this layout using the Bo-Bunny Vicki B line. Each kit come with a full pack of chipboard embellishment and rub-ons. It was fun working with these bright colors

Leslie this adorable mother's day layout using a We R Memory Keepers spring line. I love the precious pictures of her grandson learning to walk.

Tove's also did an amazing job using the Vintage line from We R Memory Keepers. We still have a few of these kits available for purchase. Happy Scrapp'n

Monday, April 16, 2012

Weekly Layout by Terri!

This springtime Layout was created by Terri. She is the newest member of the Scrapp'n Savvy team, I love the simple elegance of this layout.

A special thanks to all my blog readers and followers. If you liked any of the April 2012 weekly layouts they can be yours for $8.00. All you need to do is call or come in and say. . . "I read your blog". This offer is good for any April 2012 weekly layout while supplies last.
(regular price is $14.00)

Thanks again . . . Happy Scrapp'n

Monday, April 9, 2012

Weekly Layout by Millie

Millie never needs a holiday to make a red, white, and blue layout. This layout could be used for so many things, a beloved serviceman, memorial day, or even past 4th of July celebrations.

Thanks mom for sharing your talents with us.

Happy Scrapp'n