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Spring Fling Crop at Scrapbook News + Review

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There are buds on the trees and the birds are singing. We see flowers, and the weather is warming up. Whether Spring has made it to your area, or you only wish it had- Scrapbook News and Review has the perfect Springtime Celebration. Come celebrate Spring with us at the SNR Spring Fling Crop, Sat, March 21st. From 12-6 pm CST, we will have games, challenges, mini classes and loads of Scrapping inspiration in the forums. This is a grand afternoon of fun, planned for everyone’s enjoyment. Are you are scrapper or a card maker? Traditional, digital or hybrid? Do you love paper? So do we- and we have something for everybody! The fun will start with at noon CST, with a handful of Spring themes and inspired Challenges. These will be open for any form of project: scrapbook, cards, altered or digital. The fun continues with mini classes on a variety of topics and techniques, held hourly, all afternoon. Our talented staff and contributers have outdone themselves with these classes- and you are going to love it! As if all that wasn’t enough, just when you are ready for a break- we’ll be there for that too. The forum will be filled with fun topics, games and conversation to keep the party hopping. Makes plans to join us this Saturday, 12pm CST, on the SNR Forums. It is going to be a great day of Springtime Fun!

SNR Presents Card Universe!

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Love making cards? Love stamping? Love talking and learning about making cards? So do we!! Scrapbook News and Review is thrilled to present an entire universe created just for you!! The SNR Card Universe is built with the card maker in mind, and has resources you have only dreamed of having at your finger tips! Resources that include: Sketch Vault: We have included an entire gallery dedicated to card sketches. Video Archive: We have pages and pages of card making videos already cataloged for your viewing pleasure. We have gathered videos from all over the web into one easy to navigate collection…and we would love to add yours, too. Tutorial Library: We have gathered a huge list of fun and exciting tutorials for you to try. Blog Roll: Our Blog Roll is divided into Sketch Sites, Challenge Blogs, and Card Making Blogs for easy navigation. Event Calendar: Want to know what is going on in the Card Making world with a single glance? Here’s your source. Forums: Ever wish there was a forum just for card makers? Well, now there is! Come visit with us, discuss your passion, and make new friends! We can’t wait to meet you! The hottest new online Magazine is launching the hottest new online card making community…and you are invited!!

Click on the banner above to go to SNR’s Card Universe!

Playtime at the Pole Crop at SNR!

You’re invited to our Playtime at the Pole All-Day Christmas Crop as we celebrate Christmas with a full day of fun. This Saturday, December 13, 2008, we’ll be headed to the Pole . . . the North Pole, that is.

We have a full day of activities planned, including plenty of games, challenges, fun and a whole lot of prizes! We’ll be spending the day helping Santa and all his elves prepare for Christmas and we’ll have a great time doing it, too. So make plans to join us this Saturday, December 13, 2008 in the Scrapbook News & Review Forums. It’s going to be a great day!

Special double issue of SNR magazine

The special double November/December issue of Scrapbook News + Review magazine dropped tonight!   Huge.  Trust me – no print magazine has this much content in two issues, much less one!  Plus, if you subscribe now, as always, you gain access to EVERY issue we’ve put out so far.

Speaking of great content, if you’re not on the newsletter list (free and separate from the magazine subscription), go sign up now!  We’re halfway through our two weeks of Christmas extravaganza and things are kicking up a notch this week!  Every day you’ll get a newsletter with a project, tip, or technique, links to our featured blog in the “Blog-a-log”, and more!  All the fun wraps up on the 13th with an all day online crop you definitely won’t want to miss!  Come join us!!  We’d love to have you!!

OH!  And did I mention prizes… 😉

More Christmas cards

Well, I didn’t get nearly as much done as I had wanted to on my cards at our Winter Wonderland Cardmaking Crop at SNR.    We had a wonderful time though!

This card was for a sketch challenge with a sketch by Patter Cross from Triple the Sketch blog.

Patterned paper and stickers (ornaments and stars) from Basic Grey.  Twine.  Stickles.

Both of these were for the Blue Christmas inspiration challenge.  There were two bedding sets (I soooo want both of them, lol) for inspiration.  I used the blue/white/silver one for both my cards.

Patterned paper from Heidi Grace.  Stamp from Northwoods Rubber Stamps.  Technique Tuesday chipboard snowflake.  Velvet ribbon.

Metallic silver paper from Paper Adventures.  Outline stickers from Sakura, I think.

We’re still playing over at SNR – come join us!

Our Winter Wonderland Cardmaking Crop is still going strong – we’d love to have you come join us for some challenges, games, and cardmaking fun!

Here’s a card I made for the Holly and Ivy challenge (the challenge was to use holiday greenery).  This was a really fast card as I used a Bo Bunny sticker (with some Stickles added) as the focal point of the card.

And this one is for the Frosty challenge (to make a shaped card).  I used my Coluzzle for the part of the card that opens (working on a tutorial on this simple technique – will put it up here as well as SNR) and the big snowflake is from Technique Tuesday.  I covered it in Frost Glimmer Mist but the photo doesn’t do it justice.

For the Let it Snow challenge (had to use two snowflakes, glitter and a transparent element), I again went simple.  I stickled over the three snowflakes on this Basic Grey paper and added rhinestones to the centers.  For the word, I used Heidi Swapp ghost letters covered again in Stickles.

I’m still working on tons of cards so check back – or hop on over to Scrapbook News + Review and join us in the World Cardmaking Day forum!

Still alive…barely!

Wow. September just really has NOT been my month! I think I have been sick in some way the past four weekends in a row and this past week I have had a horrendous bout with the flu. I hate it when my health gets in the way of my crafting! Zero mojo this week. Seriously.

BUT, armed with my box of kleenex and regular cups of that nasty TheraFlu tea, I’ve been busy helping to plan Scrapbook News + Review‘s plans for World Cardmaking Day! I am soooooo excited to announce our first annual “Winter Wonderland Card Crop”! Join us on October 4th for an amazing day of cardmaking inspiration, challenges, tutorials, games and good times! We’re busy getting all the challenges together right now and teaming up with sketch artists and manufacturers to help YOU get your holiday cardmaking taken care of in one fun-filled day. You definitely will NOT want to miss this, so mark your calendars NOW and make plans for the hubby’s and kiddo’s to be out of your hair so you can spend the day over at the SNR forum with other cardmakers – we are going to have a BLAST! I’m just giddy (ok, so that might just be the sinus meds)! Stay tuned for more info as we get plans firmed up – we’d LOVE to have you join us!!

And speaking of SNR, our 6th issue was released the other day! Yes, we have hit our one-half birthday – yay us!!! And get this – over FOUR HUNDRED layouts, cards and projects in this issue! I kid you not, I have spent hours and ony gotten through about 20% of this issue so far. Every month we really do just keep getting better and better! (Oh! And don’t forget, tomorrow is the deadline for the Altered/Home Dec section for the October issue call! I want to see every one of you submit!!!)