Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Another Look: Convertible Album + GIVEAWAY!


Happy Wednesday! A while back I was bopping around YouTube and saw some lovely albums from Ginger at My Sister's Scrapper.




Ginger

I asked Ginger if she'd like to create a project with one of our tutorials and some products from our shop and she graciously agreed. Look at the gorgeous album she created with our Convertible Album tutorial (the first one I ever wrote) and our Prima Something Blue kit.





A Fresh Look

To see Ginger's take on the Convertible Album, watch this awesome video. You can watch in the window below, or click this link to watch over on YouTube: Something Blue Convertible Album.




Ginger is also giving away a copy of the Convertible Album manual on her blog, so be sure to stop by there and leave her some love for a chance to win.


Have a great week!

Kathryn :D

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

REMINDER: Crop Out Cancer Challenges!

 
 
Crop Out Cancer may be over, but the fun continues over on Facebook with some super fun challenges - and more prizes, of course!

Click HERE to go to Facebook!
 
 
 

Challenge #1

 
 
 

Challenge #2

 
 
 

Challenge #3

 
 
 

Challenge #4

 
 
 

Challenge #5

 
 
 

Recordings

The class was recorded and the recordings are available for download through the weekend. Be sure to download the recordings now if you are not a classroom member as the link below will expire at the end of the week.
 
 

 

Thank You

Kathryn :D

Monday, April 14, 2014

THANK YOU!

 
 
Crop Out Cancer is over and Mr. Lifeguard and I couldn't be happier with how it turned out!
 
 
 

Donations

You were all so amazingly generous that we were able to raise close to $4,000.00 for the American Cancer Society, National Kidney Foundation and various cancer-fighting charities all over the world. Our original goal was to raise $1,000.00 so that is just tremendous!
 
 
 

Supplies

Not only that, but another $3,000.00 worth of supplies were collected for Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC. The kids are going to love getting all this stuff!
 
 
 

Cards

We also collected hundreds and hundreds of cards for the Seton Breast Care Center in Austin, TX thanks to your generosity and talent.
 
 
 

Prizes

Below are the list of prizes and winners from the crop. If your name is listed below, please send your shipping address to info@kathrynscraps.com.
 
 
Barb Engelking
Perfect Trim Ruler
Katina Hronas
 
Barb Engelking
Perfect Trim Ruler
Monica Baker
 
Zandra Cudney
Cute Baby Critters
Yvonne Banks
 
Zandra Cudney
Gears Butterfly Die
Nancy Downing
 
Zandra Cudney
Heart ‘n Gears Die
Carol Gurganus
 
Tammie Ward
Bloomfield Kit
Debi Walton
 
Tammie Ward
Cakewalk Kit
Kay Pierce
 
Tammie Ward
Collecting Moments Kit
Rebecca Maddux
 
Tammie Ward
French Country Kit
Joanna Watson
 
Tammie Ward
Snapshots Kit
Dixie Finn
 
Jim Hankins
WRMK Power Punch Bundle
June-Marie Body
 
Kathryn & Mr. Lifeguard
Magnetic Modular Organizer
Betty Anne Young
 
Kathryn & Mr. Lifegard
Sew Much Love Kit
Marva Gaylord
 
Kathryn & Mr. Lifeguard
Gelatos Double Scoop Set (18 Pieces)
Debra Renwick
 
Kathryn & Mr. Lifeguard
Canon Selphy CP900 Wireless Photo Printer
Pam Butler
 
Kathy Orta
Everyday Kit Club Membership (April-June)
Eileen Lyons
Diana Naugle
 
 
 

Recordings

The class was recorded and the recording is available for download through the weekend. Be sure to download the recording now if you are not a classroom member as the link below will expire at the end of the week.
 
 
The video with the album decorating should be posted to the same link either late tonight or sometime tomorrow.
 
 
 

Thank You

Kathryn :D

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Ready to Crop Out Cancer!?!!!




 Crop Out Cancer

Starting at 2:00 p.m. Eastern USA time TODAY I am hosting a free online class and crop in my classroom open to all paper crafters. This is a charity crop to benefit the American Cancer Society and the National Kidney Foundation.


During the crop, I will teach a live class on my new "Layers of Love" album.
This hard cover paper bag album was designed especially for this event, and holds over 42 4"x6" photos. Copies of this manual will be sent to anyone who donates to the American Cancer Society or the National Kidney Foundation (details below) during the crop.


Layers of Love Album

The "Layers of Love" album was designed especially for this event. I will be teaching this album live on the air during the Crop out Cancer event on April 12th. See the "Ways to Give" section of this blog post for more information on how to get a copy of the manual.

This paper bag album's hard cover and sturdy spine protect it from wear and tear while making it look beautifully and professionally hand crafted! Holding over 42 4"x6" photos, this album makes a wonderful gift or showcase for a special event.
The 42-page manual contains a supply list, cutting guide, detailed measurements and step-by-step instructions with over 150 color photos for completing this project.








Ways to Give

To date we have raised over $2,500.00 for the American Cancer Society, National Kidney Foundation and various international cancer fighting charities. We've also collected over $3,000.00 worth of supplies for Children's Hospitals around the world. THAT'S SO AWESOME!

There are still two ways to give and receive a copy of the "Layers of Love" manual before it goes on sale April 14th - please read the below instructions carefully.





Donate financially to the American Cancer Society through our Mosaic of Love web page before 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, 2014.
 
Be sure to include your name and email when you donate.
We have no way of tracking anonymous donations.



Donate financially to the National Kidney Foundation before 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 13, 2014.

Because we have no way of tracking donations to NKF, please forward your donation confirmation/receipt to info@kathrynscraps.com to receive your manual and/or prize entry.

For non-USA participants only, make a financial donation to a cancer-fighting charity in your country and forward the receipt to Kathryn Scraps before 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, April 14, 2014.
Because we have no way of tracking these donations, please forward your donation confirmation/receipt to info@kathrynscraps.com to receive your manual and/or prize entry.



Join the Chat

For those of you who will be guests in the classroom today, I've posted a tutorial on how the chat works. Please check it out so you will be all set to ask questions during the class.

Click HERE to read the chat tutorial!




 

See you later!


Kathryn :D


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Classroom Chat: How To and FAQ

We're just a few days away from Crop Out Cancer and I am so excited! Yesterday I prepared all my supplies for the class, so everything should go really smoothly. :)
Mr. Lifeguard and I put together a brief video overview of the classroom and chat so that you will be prepared on Saturday. The most important thing you can do between now and then is make sure you have the most up to date version of Java available.
Watch below, read the FAQ and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!


 Classroom FAQ:

Q. How do I get to the classroom early so I can make sure my Java is up-to-date?

Q. How I update/install Java for my PC?

Q. How do I update/install Java for my Mac?

Q. I updated my Java but cannot connect with my OS-9 or below Mac.
AddonChat is not supported on Macintosh OS 9.x and below systems. AddonChat runs best on OS X when using Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Safari. We encourage you to use the Software Update utility provided in OS-X to ensure that you're using the very latest version of Java. OS-X 10.4.7 or better is strongly recommended.

Q. What time is Crop Out Cancer?
Saturday, April 12, 2014 beginning at 2:00 p.m. Eastern USA time.

Thank You!

Kathryn :D

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

UPDATE: Crop Out Cancer

 
 

 
 

 Crop Out Cancer

Starting at 2:00 p.m. Eastern USA time on Saturday, April 12, 2014, I am hosting an online class and crop in my classroom open to all paper crafters. This is a charity crop to benefit the American Cancer Society and the National Kidney Foundation.


During the crop, I will teach a live class on my new "Layers of Love" album.
This hard cover paper bag album was designed especially for this event, and holds over 42 4"x6" photos. Copies of this manual will be sent to anyone who donates to the American Cancer Society or the National Kidney Foundation (details below).
 
We have had several donations of prizes for this event, including a subscription to Kathy Orta's second quarter kit club and five awesome kits of supplies from Tammie Ward (aka scrappergonewild) who has recently been affected by Renal Cancer. You will get one entry to the prize drawings for each donation you make (details below).
 
 
 

Layers of Love Album

The "Layers of Love" album was designed especially for this event. I will be teaching this album live on the air during the Crop out Cancer event on April 12th. See the "Ways to Give" section of this blog post for more information on how to get a copy of the manual.
 
This paper bag album's hard cover and sturdy spine protect it from wear and tear while making it look beautifully and professionally hand crafted! Holding over 42 4"x6" photos, this album makes a wonderful gift or showcase for a special event.
 
The 42-page manual contains a supply list, cutting guide, detailed measurements and step-by-step instructions with over 150 color photos for completing this project.

 
 

 
 
 

Prizes

Subscription to Kathy Orta's April-May-June Everyday Kit Club
 
 
Canon Selphy CP900 Wireless Photo Printer
 
 
Faber-Castell Gelatos Double Scoop Set (18 Pieces)
 
 
We R Memory Keepers Power Punch Bundle from Jim the Gentleman Crafter
 
 
PLUS lots of papers, kits and other wonderful supplies!
 
 
 

 Ways to Give

To date we have raised over $2,500.00 for the American Cancer Society, National Kidney Foundation and various international cancer fighting charities. We've also collected over $3,000.00 worth of supplies for Children's Hospital. THAT'S SO AWESOME!

There are still four ways to give and receive a copy of the "Layers of Love" manual before the event begins - please read the below instructions carefully.
 
You may donate in as many ways as you choose. You'll receive one giveaway entry and one copy of the "Layers of Love" manual for the first financial donation you make. You will receive one additional giveaway entry for each subsequent contribution you make.


Donate financially to the American Cancer Society through our Mosaic of Love web page before 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014.
 
 
Be sure to include your name and email when you donate.
We have no way of tracking anonymous donations.
 
 
Donate financially to the National Kidney Foundation before 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014.
Because we have no way of tracking donations to NKF, please forward your donation confirmation/receipt to info@kathrynscraps.com to receive your manual and/or prize entry.
 
 
For non-USA participants only, make a financial donation to a cancer-fighting charity in your country and forward the receipt to Kathryn Scraps before 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014.
Because we have no way of tracking these donations, please forward your donation confirmation/receipt to info@kathrynscraps.com to receive your manual and/or prize entry.
 
 
Donate art supplies to your local children's hospital before 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014.

Many children's hospitals collect art and craft supplies for the children to use during their stay. Please contact your local children's hospital to see if they are in need of supplies. If you don't have a local children's hospital OR your local children's hospital does not have a current supply need, you can send supplies to me for Children's National Medical Center in Washington, DC.
 
Please send a photo of the supplies you are donating to your local children's hospital to  info@kathrynscraps.com so we can add them to our Mosaic of Love and give you your prize entry.
Your local children's hospital likely collects donations all year long, however, to earn prize entries for this crop supplies must be photographed and emailed by April 11th. 
  
 
 

See you on the 12th!

Kathryn :D

Crop Out Cancer Event Details

This post contains all the information about the April 12th Crop Out Cancer event.
It will stay at the top of my blog until the event, so scroll down for more recent entries.

This crop is open to ALL participants - not just classroom members.
Be sure to bookmark this link, as any new information will be added to this post.

 Crop Out Cancer

Starting at 2:00 p.m. Eastern USA time on Saturday, April 12, 2014, I am hosting an online class and crop in my classroom open to all paper crafters. This is a charity crop to benefit the American Cancer Society and the National Kidney Foundation.

During the crop, I will teach a live class on my new "Layers of Love" album.
This hard cover paper bag album was designed especially for this event, and holds over 42 4"x6" photos. Copies of this manual will be sent to anyone who donates to the American Cancer Society or the National Kidney Foundation (details below).

We have had several donations of prizes for this event, including a subscription to Kathy Orta's second quarter kit club and five awesome kits of supplies from Tammie Ward (aka scrappergonewild) who has recently been affected by Renal Cancer. You will get one entry to the prize drawings for each donation you make (details below).

  

Ways to Give

There are many ways to give during this event - please read the below instructions carefully.
You may donate in as many ways as you choose. You'll receive one giveaway entry and one copy of the "Layers of Love" manual for the first financial donation you make. You will receive one additional giveaway entry for each subsequent contribution you make.
Donate financially to the American Cancer Society through our Mosaic of Love web page.
Be sure to include your name and email when you donate.
We have no way of tracking anonymous donations.
Donate financially to the National Kidney Foundation.
Because we have no way of tracking donations to NKF, please forward your donation confirmation/receipt to info@kathrynscraps.com to receive your manual and/or prize entry.
For non-USA participants only, make a financial donation to a cancer-fighting charity in your country.
Because we have no way of tracking these donations, please forward your donation confirmation/receipt to info@kathrynscraps.com to receive your manual and/or prize entry.
Make a "thinking of you" card for Linda Metteer (Linda aka Oz).
Our dear friend Linda is in the final stages of a long battle with ovarian cancer. Since Linda has been so ill, she has been unable to join in the chat fun. I know she would appreciate hearing from all her online friends!
Cards will be collected and sent together in one box, so envelopes are not required and there are no size or thickness limitations.
Please send your card to the below address. Be sure to include your name and contact info on or in the card so Linda knows it's from you. You will receive one prize entry for sending Linda a card.
To earn a prize entry for this crop, cards must be post-marked by March 29th (USA) or March 22nd (international).
Kathryn E. Krieger
Kathryn Scraps
4222 Fortuna Center Plaza #150
Dumfries, VA  22025-1515
Donate art supplies to your local children's hospital.
Many children's hospitals collect art supplies for children to make crafts and scrapbooks. Please contact your local children's hospital to see if they are in need of supplies. If you don't have a local children's hospital OR your local children's hospital does not have a current supply need, you can send supplies to me for the Washington, DC Children's Hospital.
Please send a photo of the supplies you are donating to your local children's hospital to  info@kathrynscraps.com so we can add them to our Mosaic of Love and give you your prize entry.
Your local children's hospital likely collects donations all year long, however, to earn prize entries for this crop supplies must be photographed and emailed by April 5th.
Please send any supplies for the Washington, DC Children's Hospital to the below address. Be sure to include a card with your name and email address so we can give you your prize entry. To earn entries for this crop supplies must be post-marked by April 5th (USA) or March 29th (international).
Kathryn E. Krieger
Kathryn Scraps
4222 Fortuna Center Plaza #150
Dumfries, VA  22025-1515
Donate six "thank you" cards to the Seton Breast Care Center in Austin, TX.
The Seton Breast Care Center in Austin, TX is looking for handmade cards to send to their benefactors. A2 (4 1/4"x5 1/2") sized cards are preferred (but not required). Please line dark cards with white or cream cardstock. Please make sure to send your very best for these generous donors contributing to the fight against breast cancer. Envelopes are appreciated.
Please send cards and envelopes to the below address. Be sure to include a card with your name and email address so we can give you your prize entry. You will receive one prize entry for every six cards you send. Cards will be accepted at any time, however, to earn entries for this crop cards must be post-marked by April 5th (USA) or March 29th (international).
Seton Breast Care Center
c/o Jim R. Hankins
The Gentleman Crafter
P.O. Box 279
Weir, Texas 78674-0279

Layers of Love Album

The "Layers of Love" album was designed especially for this event. I will be teaching this album live on the air during the Crop out Cancer event on April 12th. See the "Ways to Give" section of this blog post for more information on how to get a copy of the manual.

This paper bag album's hard cover and sturdy spine protect it from wear and tear while making it look beautifully and professionally hand crafted! Holding over 42 4"x6" photos, this album makes a wonderful gift or showcase for a special event.
This 42-page manual contains a supply list, cutting guide, detailed measurements and step-by-step instructions with over 150 color photos for completing this project.
Paper shown: Recollections Bonjour Boutique.

This album holds both 4"x6" photos and 3"x4" photos.

All the flaps and tags make it fun and interactive!



Honoring Our Loved Ones

We want to create a photos gallery of all of our friends and family who have been affected by cancer. Please send any photos you'd like included in the mosaic to info@kathrynscraps.com on or before April 5, 2014.


Below are photos of some of my friends and family who have battled cancer.

Mildred Kingston Krieger: Breast Cancer, 1983

C. V. Krieger: Prostate Cancer, 2004

Ernestine Swafford Leek: Uterine Cancer, 1999

  
Ross Hollis Leek: Colon Cancer, 1991

C. R. R. Krieger: Colon Cancer


Linda aka Oz: Ovarian Cancer


Dawn Edwards: Pancreatic Cancer Survivor

Thank you!

Kathryn :D

Monday, April 7, 2014

New Facebook Feature: Weekly Stash Busting Giveaways!

 
Hello and happy Monday! I know you're all super excited to be back at work after a relaxing weekend, right? :)
 
 
 

Weekly Stash Busting Challenge

I have added a new feature to my Facebook Group - a weekly Stash Busting Challenge!
 
 
Is your craft room starting to look a little bit like this?
Photo credit: www.examiner.com
 
 
Do you wish it would looked more like this?
Photo credit: www.scrapbooksetc.com
 
 
Then our weekly stash busting challenge may be just what you need!
 
Each Friday I'll be posting three new stash-busting prompts (cards, layouts and mini albums) to get your creative mojo rocking!
 
If that's not enough to spark your interest, there are also prizes each week to help me bust my stash! I have a GREAT stash, so you won't be disappointed. :)
 
 
Entry deadline is every Thursday at 11:00 p.m. Eastern USA time. The previous week's winner and the new challenge will be posted on Fridays.
 
I hope you'll be able to join in the fun!
 
 
 
 

Thank you!

 
Kathryn :)

Friday, April 4, 2014

NEW VIDEO: Liz & Gandalf, 12"x12" Layout


Happy Friday! Today I have something exciting planned - I am going with Liz the Underpaid Intern to Charm City Cakes in Baltimore, MD to meet with a cake artist about the cake for Steampunk Soiree.
 
 
After that, I have some fun birthday stuff planned for Liz. She recently turned 30 (gasp!) so I have to treat her to some fabulousness to take the sting out.
 
Speaking of Liz turning 30, at Liz's family birthday dinner Beachmum said she didn't feel old enough to have a child who is 30. Considering that I am 33, does this mean I am adopted? Discuss. My brother (adopted brother?) Scott and I decided at dinner that it does.
 
In other news, I scrapped three layouts with my March Basic Grey monthly kit. I posted the first one on Monday and the second one on Wednesday. This one I made using just the scraps from the first two - not a single 12"x12" piece of paper was harmed in the making of this layout.
 
 
 
 

Liz & Gandalf

I used my March Basic Grey layout kit to scrap photos of Liz smooching the giant Lego Gandalf at the Lego Store in Downtown Disney. We took a tour through it while we were waiting for dinner reservations at Catal.


Liz spent her 30th birthday re-watching the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
There may be more to this picture than meets the eye.

 
 
Outlining this sticker was super stressful, but it looks okay. Normally I like to draw around the stickers and not on them, but I had to make an exception in this case because it was elevated off the page.
 
Papers and embellishments from Basic Grey's "Spice Market" collection: http://goo.gl/XQwf0N
 
 
I used the chipboard ampersand from the collection as part of my title - it's fun to combine diecuts and chipboard shapes with your titles.
 
I used a post-it to mask off the day portion of the date stamp so it would fit perfectly.





 

 Watch it Come Together

I filmed a video of this layout coming together, which you can watch below or click here to watch on my YouTube channel: Liz & Gandalf.
 

 
 
Thanks so much for watching and have a GREAT week!
 
Kathryn :D

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

NEW VIDEO: Remember When, 12"x24" Layout

  
Hello again! This is turning out to be a GREAT blogging week for me. Three posts already and it's only Wednesday. :)

Today I have the second of three Basic Grey March kit videos. This one is a two page layout that holds five 4"x6" photos without looking crowded at all!
 


 

Remember When

I used my March Basic Grey layout kit to scrap photos of us kids on the beach at Cape Hatteras in North Carolina. It was our first major experience with the Atlantic Ocean (we grew up by the Pacific Ocean). 


Basic Grey March Kit: http://goo.gl/AlNSYp


Here's a picture of the left side of the layout. I love how versatile the Spice Market papers are. I really enjoyed working with this collection.

This layout looks like it uses a lot of paper, but it's all in the creative matting.


The right side of the layout has a wonderful cluster of embellishments and some fun banners.

The entire layout has five 4"x6" photos, but doesn't look crowded at all!


Love these painted metal filigrees - part of the Basic Grey "Spice Market" collection. They're such a unique embellishment.

Basic Grey "Spice Market" collection: http://goo.gl/XQwf0N

 
The layered stickers, chipboard pieces and metal filigrees in this embellishment cluster are covering a little measuring boo boo - creative opportunity!
We added some twine from the Twinery to the March kit - yummy!
 

 Watch it Come Together

I filmed a video of this layout coming together, which you can watch below or click here to watch on my YouTube channel: Remember When Layout.
 
 
 
Thanks so much for watching and have a GREAT week!
 
Kathryn :D