Thursday, May 29, 2014

May Winners!!!

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You for making our first month go so very well!! We had a lot of participation on our first challenges and hope that continues to grow as we do!! A HUGE thank you to Scrapbook Generations for being our very first sponsor here at Scrap & Play! They truly are awesome and I just can't recommend them or thank them enough for their generosity!!

Now on to our winners...

The random winner of a free Scrapbook Generation e-book download from challenge #1 is...

Donna Broussard!!!

and from challenge #2 it is...


And the grand prize winner from all of the participants in both challenges, and the winner of a $50 gift certificate to Scrapbook Generations online store is...

Crystal Morse!!!!!

Congratulations ladies!! Please e-mail me within 7 days to claim your prizes at teajays{at}aol{dot}com and I will forward your information onto Scrapbook Generations!

Please come back on June 1st for another great sponsor and fun challenge!!!!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Spotlight Layout from Challenge #2

We have had some beautiful projects linked up for both of our challenges this month!! There is some talented ladies out there and I am so happy to see you all playing along with us! Today I want to share an awesome layout that was posted to our Challenge #2 linkup created by the talented Heather Robertson...

I love all of the little added details to this page and the use of the circles really draws your eyes to the photos themselves!! Thank you Heather, for joining in with Scrap & Play for this challenge and sharing your talent with us! As our "Spotlight Pick", I would love to send you a RAK showing our appreciation!! Send me an email containing your shipping information to teajays{at}aol{dot}com and I will get some goodies out to you! :)

Keep those amazing pages coming! You have through May 28th to complete and linkup your projects for our May challenges. Doing so will get you in the drawing for the awesome prize of a $50 gift certificate to Scrapbook Generations!!! THAT is definitely worth playing for!!!

Have an fantastic weekend!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Scrap & Play Challenge #2

This challenge is a fun word play challenge! If you have never participated in one before it is really simple AND fun!! Our word is   F L O W E R S  so for this challenge you have to include something on your project that starts with each letter of that word. "F" could be floss, floral patterned paper, etc. Get creative and have fun with it! The design team sure did!!

                                  F - flowers, L - lace, O - October Afternoon mini market stickers,
                                 W - washi tape, E - enamel dots, R - ranger ink, S - sewing

                                 F - floral patterned paper, L - lucky title, O - October Afternoon
                                 mini alphas, W - washi tape, E - enamel stars, R - round die cut
                                  S - stitching

                                F - Floss, L - Little Yellow Bicycle, O - overlay, W - watercolors
                                E - Echo Park, R - red alphas, S - stickers

                                  F - flower, L - lace, O - October Afternoon snap cap,
                                  W - winter theme, E - edge punch, R - rhinestone, S - snowflake

                                 F - fussy cut snowflakes, L - layers, O - one photo, W -white,
                                 E - edges, R - rounded corners, S - stenciled title

                                F - flocked transparency, L - labels, O - OMG stamp,
                                W - wooden peg, E - enamel dots, R - rhinestones, S - stamps

                                F - fun & games sticker, L - ledger paper, O - October Afternoon,
                                W - wood veneer, E - embossing, R - ribbon, S - stickers

                                          Kylie Symons
                                 F - flock, L - layering, O - orange, W - wood veneer
                                 E - embellishments, R - rhinestones, S - string

                                             F - flowers, L - leaves, O - outdoors, W - walk
                                             E - enamel dots, R - Recollections, S -splatter

                                       Carrie Walz    
                                  F - frame, L - layers, O - opals, W -Wooden word,
                                 E - embossing, R - rounded corners, S - stickers

Our generous sponsor, Scrapbook Generations, is offering a $50 gift certificate to one lucky participate that joins along in either of our challenges this month. We hope that you will play along with both for that extra chance!! Besides the gift certificate, they are also giving a participate who plays along with this challenge a free e-book of their choice (some restrictions apply). They have awesome sketch books!! Another huge THANK YOU to Scrapbook Generation for being Scrap & Plays first sponsor! Your support is very much appreciated!! Please make sure you visit their site and see all of the great things they have to offer. I love Scrapbook Generations!!

I hope that you like our second challenge. I can't wait to see what you come up with! Upload your completed projects in the challenge #2 link up on the sidebar!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

and the new Design Team Members are...

Thank you to everyone who applied for my first design team call! I was overjoyed with all of the amazing work that I saw but it made my decision so very hard!!! I wish I could pick every one of you but in the end I had to narrow it down to a handful. Here is the first Design Team at Scrap & Play along with a sampling of their work! You can click on each name to visit their blogs to view more of their wonderful creations!!

                                         Tracy Rhodes / Texas

                                       Jody Rogers / Canada

                                          Carrie Walz / Illinois

                                    Lisa Moen / Wisconsin

                               Raechelle Bellus / Washington

                                  Amanda Baldwin / Australia

                                      Wendi Robinson / California

                                        Brenda Becknell / Ohio

                                         Danielle Mack / Texas

                                      Kylie Symons / Australia

I know that you will get tons of inspiration from these talented ladies in the months to come starting with our second challenge on Thursday!!!

reminder - get your pages linked up for our first challenge by the end of the day tomorrow May 14th, for your chance at winning a free e-book from Scrapbook Generations!! You have until May 28th to link up for the $50 grand prize!! Challenge #2 will give you another chance at winning an ebook. Scrapbook Generations is awesome!!!!!

Enjoy your day!

- Tammi

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Winner..Winner of our New Blog Celebration

Good Morning! Remember this prize???

With all of the excitement of the first challenge starting, I totally forgot to pick a random winner. There were 67 comments!! Thank you to all who took the time to comment and become followers of Scrap & Play! It is much appreciated!! Now for the winner - chose #48 who is this lucky lady...

smclApril 17, 2014 at 10:28 AMThis will be fun! Following you & looking forward to your challenges!

Congratulations!! Please send me an email at teajays{at}aol{dot}com within the next 7 days to claim your prize!!!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Challenge #1 Spotlight Project!

                             ** click here for our first challenge**

Good Morning! Throughout each challenge at Scrap & Play, the design team and I will be shining the spotlight on projects that are shared with us. Today I want to bring attention to this awesome page created by Amanda Baldwin...

Amanda stuck pretty close to the sketch but only used one photo instead of two.  The flower cluster on the lower left is so pretty and feminine plus all of the distressing on this layout makes it that much more fantastic!! Thank you so much Amanda, for joining Scrap & Play, for our first challenge! As our "Spotlight Pick", I would love to send you a RAK showing our appreciation!! Send me an email containing your shipping information to teajays{at}aol{dot}com and I will get some goodies out to you! :)

Keep those layouts coming!! YOU may just be our next Spotlight Pick!!

Reminder...the design team call for Scrap & Play comes to an end May 10th. I would love to see your application among all of the other amazing ones I have received thus far!! Click here to read the Design Team call post!

Enjoy the day!!

- Tammi

Saturday, May 3, 2014


                                                     ** click here for challenge #1**

Here are the lucky ladies who won during the 5 days of RAK giveaways!!

day 5 / color box ink Rak winner

StephanieApril 27, 2014 at 3:11 PMMy guess is a color challenge.
day 4 / washi tape RAK winner

Amy MyersApril 30, 2014 at 7:28 PMI love the tape from Bella Blvd. I can't stop buying all their gorgeous colors!

day 3 / enamel dots RAK winner
LouiseApril 29, 2014 at 9:56 AMI have used enamel dots yet, but I LOVE the idea of them.
day 2 / PL RAK winner

Raechelle BellusApril 29, 2014 at 6:41 PM12x12. I have done some other sizes in the past but haven't left my comfort zone for pl.
day / Mix of RAK's winner

JodyApril 30, 2014 at 10:28 AMLove a good challenge! I'll be back for sure!
Congratulations ladies!! Please contact me at teajays{at}aol{dot}com within 7 days to claim your prizes! 

Thank you to EVERYONE for making the lead up to our first challenge so fun!! I loved reading all of your responses everyday!! I look forward to seeing your pages linked up for the sketch!! The $50 gift certificate to Scrapbook Generation is definitely worth playing for!!

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Welcome to Our First Challenge!!!!

It is finally here...our first challenge and I have soooooo much to share with you!!! Let's start off with our Sponsor for May...

I can't say enough about this great company!! They have THE BEST customer service, THE BEST scrapbook products available along with having THE BEST people working in their company. They really are some of the nicest I have come across in this business!!! Here is a little more about them and what they offer to their customers...

• thousands of papercrafting products
• family-owned local & online stores
• free monthly scrapbook e-magazine
• six popular layout & card kit clubs
• best-selling sketch books
• hundreds of downloadable sketches
• free shipping on orders of $75
• earn 10% back from every purchase to be used on a future order (see our customer loyalty page for details)

Scrapbook Generation is generously donating a $50 gift certificate to their store! The winner of this certificate will be randomly drawn (using from all of the participants from both of our May challenges!!! As if that isn't enough, they are also giving away a free e-book download of the winner's choice (excluding the giant SFS Bundle volumes 1-7) for this first challenge AND also the May 15th challenge!!!! Those winners will also be randomly drawn from all of the participants projects linked up in each challenge.

Please take a moment to visit Scrapbook Generation's website and Facebook page, thanking them for sponsoring Scrap & Play!

Thank you so much, Scrapbook Generation, for sponsoring Scrap & Play!!! We truly appreciate your support and generosity!!

Challenge #1

I did a blog post a couple of days ago asking for your guesses as to what you thought the first challenge would be and I wasn't surprised that the majority of you answered it correctly. Also, if you know me, you know that this just happens to be my favorite scrapbook challenge.

                             Scrap & Play Sketch / Challenge #1

Your challenge is to create a layout based on the above sketch. You are free to flip it or flop it but we must be able to see that you were inspired by the sketch on your finished page.

Since the Scrap & Play design team call is still going on through May 10th (please visit this post to read all of the call info), I asked some scrappy friends if they would guest design for me and I was honored that they all agreed!! If you click on their name, you can visit their personal blogs and see more of their amazing work.  Here is how the sketch inspired them...

                                          Kelly Holifield                         

                                         Brandi Matos

                                           Tammi Bennett

                                            Lisa Moen

                                          Tracy Rhodes

                                          Raechelle Bellus

                                          Wendi Robinson

                                         Rochelle Spears

Thank you ladies, for guest designing for Scrap & Play and sharing your beautiful creations!!! 

Now it is your turn! Link up your pages in the inlinkz tool on the right sidebar. The challenge ends on May 28th. I can't wait to see what you create with this sketch!!!!

Reminder: Scraps & Play is looking for some talented ladies to be on our design team! If you think you may be interested, please read all of the information about it on this post. The call ends May 10th.

- Tammi