Saturday, May 03, 2008

Some Lovely Tags (RAK)!

Sooo...Happy NSD to all you scrapbookers out there!!

What is NSD, you say? National Scrapbook day! Oh, that's right...there's a day...
I'm totally missing Calgary right now cuz my mom, sister and I used to pack up all our scrap stuff and hang out at the local store all day long - buying goodies and making stuff together...=)

So anyways, there's a ton of stuff goin on around the web everywhere! Over here, there is a fab giveaway from the lovely Veronica Milan of Shabby Chic Crafts...she sent me some of her yummy paper tags and is funding a lovely RAK here just for NSD! =)

So here's the project I made with some of her tags - I found a really cool vintage receipt book at the last flea market we went to, and thought it would make a fab mini book! So I used, of course, the Shabby Chic Paper tags, those cute Fall pictures my mom took of my sister and I, and threw some Sassafras in there for good measure...he he...
There's no journalling in it yet, I was too little to remember the stories behind the pictures, so I'll have to ask my mom one day and fill the rest of the book in! It's nice and simple..just some paint splashes and paper tags. =)

Anyways, If you wanna win this lovely pack of goodies:
(Cute, hey?) Just leave a comment here! You have until the end of the day Monday, May 5 to put your name in for the draw! And if you're feeling celebratory, tell me what part of scrapbooking is your favorite! =)

There are a ton more cool Guest Designers and giveaways at the Shabby Chic Blog, and check out Veronica's Etsy shop, too!

As for me, I have to say thanks a ton for all the sweet comments about the job and Red Velvet! You guys rock! I'm caught up in color troubles on the freelance project, but it's coming along...it was actually really cool to be back at work at the Studio yesterday! I'm always amazed when I remember how to use a computer program I haven't touched in a few months..lol...and today is a much-needed scrap day: one of the last before animation busy-ness to get all my projects done! So there will be goodies to share soon! Yay!

And remember, leave your name to win those yummy tags!! Happy day!

72 comments:

Dan said...

Happy NSD! That mini is precious! I seriously need to go garage saling... Those tags are seriously cute. You are such an influence! My purchases from sushipot arrived yesterday!

Melissa said...

Congrats on the job and that mini is the bestest! LOVE old photos like that...every time I go to my mom's house, I dig through her boxes of photos...so much fun!

Have a great weekend!

_Kine said...

What a lovely mini book :D Old photos are so much fun!

Anonymous said...

Stellar tags- they are what i'm addicted to right now!
My favorite part of scrapbooking is that's my outlet from everything, especially school. I love being able to create!

Gayle, MN

Rachel said...

Yay for NSD! Love what you did with that recipe book. So neat!

-C said...

Those are great tags!! My goal for the summer is to go back to scrapbooking - I've been making cards instead. Your post reminded me that I don't necessarily have to go the traditional route with a scrapbook. Love it!

-Carrie

Dani said...

happy NSD to you!!!

Love that little receipt mini!

My favorite part about scrapbooking?? Well, I'm a photography major and plan to be a photographer career wise... but I've always been artsy and crafty, always drawing and things like that - I just never could connect with anything, like painting or pottery, etc. until I came across collage work.... and suddenly it clicked! You add a photo to it and I'm in heaven! And then I kinda stumbled on scrapbooking and I got to use my own photos and that was even better. So scrapbooking pretty much answers my ultimate creative needs! heh, long answer!

danijohnston.typepad.com/dj

polinka said...

k is just great!! very inspiring to me!! :)

have a nice NSD...

Lilith said...

they are too cool !! I'm in !
and thanks for the inspiration:)

Amanda Ann said...

That mini is so cute!! I love it!!
Happy NSD!! What do I like best about scrapbooking? Getting my memories down on paper. I am SO forgetful that I love to scrap things when I remember them, so they are around for my daughter forever. :P (How sappy is that? heehee)

ARob said...

Are these the same tags that Rachel is giving away? they look exactly the same!! Nevertheless... I want them times 2. You can't win if you don't play. :-)

*Fauve* said...

Ow that's cute Michelle,love the mini!I love enjoying new goodies and telling a fun story!

Happy NSD!

Sara said...

Oh I love your mini-book! My favorite part about scrapbooking (other than getting memories down on paper) is getting inspired by fab artists like you! I see your work and can't wait to create things myself!

terese said...

happy nsd! :-D i love tags!! and i´m really glad i found your inspiring blog!!!! my favourite-part of scrapbooking... hmmm.... my husband says it must be all the shopping *haha*

Lizee said...

geezus....you're on a design team roll!! so freaking happy for you!:)

Happy NSD day too you too!
Crossing fingers i win the tags cuz they're uber cute:)

Nat said...

I totally love your album - wowsers! And the tags rock!

Charin said...

Your mini book is too cute! :)
Love the tags :)
My favorite part of scrapping is really a tie between being able to look back and remember all of the little moments of my life in complete color detail and just enjoying it for the art of it all! :)
Happy NSD!

Roni said...

Happy Scrapping! what an adorable mini album! btw, your blog is great! :)

yummy tags indeed!

Lindsay said...

Little late on this, but congrats on the new job and the RVKC DT position! You totally rock! That mini is so adorable! The colors are fantastic!

Happy NSD! :)
-Lindsay

Michelle said...

I am such a dork. I didn't realize that Dan was still signed on when I left you that comment. That was silly ole me!

kristina said...

Happy NSD, Michelle! :D
Love your work! Thank you for the chance to win those cool tags and for the inspiration! Congrats on the new job and new DT gig! :)

Nicole said...

Happy NSD to you too! I just found you from Elle's Studio Flikr gallery. I love what I have seen! And it looks like I found you at the perfect time. I would love a shot at wining those tags.

Bekka said...

Can I just say I love everything about scrapbooking? :D

Love the mini! Absolutely adorable! Happy NSD!

Cass said...

What a gorgeous mini book! Love it!
My favourite part of scrapbooking is being able to look back at memories that would otherwise be forgotten.
Happy NSD!

kayla renee macaulay said...

That mini book is gorgeous!
I really need to scrap my photos from my younger years
It looks so gorgeous..the vintage-ness of the mini ties in so well with the photos (the colours not that you in the photo is vintage..just thought i would clarify that..lol!)

Those tags are totally rockin'
I love the one with the wings...so cute!

HAPPY NATIONAL SCRAPBOOKING DAY

Hugs
Kayla Renee

Heather said...

I love all the dimension in your scrapbooking. Veronicas tags are amazing! Scrapbooking is a fun way to journal and keep a record of our family.

Heather said...

I don't know if you would be interested but I am heading up a scrapbooking project where each month each person creates a 8x8 scrapbook page in a certain theme and then we put an 8x8 album together and donate it to different organizations... Valley Children's Hospital, Veterans, Women's Shelters, etc. Email me if you are interested.... hfblessings@yahoo.com

Kelly said...

This mini turned out precious! I think your mom journaling in it will be a great final touch :) My fave part of scrapping: turning a sheet of paper into something nobody else can do the same way as you!

Katie said...

the part where I actually get to do it is my favorite!! :-)

Trace Geworsky said...

My fave part of scrapbooking is knowing that I am preserving precious memories for my son.
My mom passed away when I was a teenager leaving no scrapbook, journals or even dated pictures behind, so when my son was born I decided I could not do the same.
Happy NSD
Trace G

Anonymous said...

THe best part of scrapbooking for me is buying new stuff and trying out new techniques and browsing for inspo! Love your stuff!

Jane Cullen

Sue said...

Wow Michelle that mini album is so cute, just gorgeous!
Happy NSD :)
Those tags are so cute <3

Ashley said...

How fun! Cute mini book. My favorite part of scrapbooking is telling stories through pictures and journaling - I really like that it is a way to keep a history of my life. Thanks for the chance to win these adorable tags.

Chiara said...

I really love your mini album! I usually search in your blog for some wonderful inspirations...

Thanks for the chance!

Chiara (from Italy)

Inge said...

Love those tags and what you did with it. I love scapbooking and especially the way it can be some kind of therapy. It helps me to understand myself more, to deal with pain, to celebrate the good things in life, ...

Chrissy Le said...

Congrats on your recent DTs!!!! And HUGE congrats on the full page in CK! You rawk my friend!

DonnaBD said...

Adorable mini book. My fave thing about scrapbooking? Hmm......lets see.........I can't choose...... I love everything about it!

tisha said...

that mini is so adorable!

awjwrwmw said...

Happy NSD-after!
Thanks for the chance to win :)
For me, it's all about the photo, rarely do I scrap with more than one at a time.
Jody

Lighthousegirl said...

What a lovely mini book - just adore it.

I have three favourite bits about scrapping - buying all the pretty stuff, then the pure joy of creating and then finally the looking back and remembering the stories.

Have a great weekend

Cobb809 said...

Happy NSD Weekend! My favorite part of scrapbooking is the process of makiing something new from a bunch of different products.

Anonymous said...

Happy NSD Day girlie. We all miss you over here. It would have been a fun day for you and Z!!! Na, Kayla and I took the boys to see Thomas this morning. It was fun, Brody and I left the girls & Dman there as your brother was getting agitated -but he still did amazing for the 2 hours we were there. I will send you details of the pictures via email.
Love and miss you
Mom
Will also get pictures up on facebook!!

Michelle Sanders said...

I adore that mini!!

And those tags...well ummmm...I need them. Seriously.

Alison said...

Great tags, and I love your mini book! Glad I discovered your blog, all thanks to National Scrapbook Day.

Anonymous said...

LOVE tags! Love the mini also! Love your work...great eye candy!
Bianca

Anonymous said...

Love the tags! Love your work as well. Great eye candy!

Bianca

tisha said...

that mini is fabulous! i love it! and veronica's tags are so great!

cydders said...

happy NSD!!! i'm leaving my name! your new Layouts are AmAzInG!!!

loves
Cydne
san Diego, CA

Jules said...

Happy NSD - little late but I thought I could try anyways!

Siany said...

oooh i love that mini!! fabulous! gorgeous tags :)

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad I came across your blog today (via Emmas' Paperie)! Love your work!! And, yes, I would love to win that lovely batch of goodies. Renae

inara said...

Happy NSD! Your mini-album is super-cute!!! My favorite part of scrapbooking is um, EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!!! But maybe shopping for new stuff and then using it for the first time, that could be my #1 fave thing.

Melody said...

I love those tags! :)
Hmm, one of my favorite things about scrapbooking is how much fun it is to look through scrapbook albums and reminisce!

J.L. Olesen said...

Hope your NSD was a blast.
I had to work.
Not cool.
:P

Fan(nie) de scrap said...

Je découvre ce Blog aujourd'hui and I love it !! You inspire me today!!

Fan(nie) de scrap said...

I love your blog and you terrific job!! So inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Lovely mini!! Just so much inspiration... Well, today (Mon 5th) is our 7th anniversary, so I hope to get some pics to scrap later. Those tags are just SO great!!
Thanks for all the inspiration!
/ Sabina :-)

Aude said...

Congrats for all those good news!!

Steph said...

Congrats on the new job and for being such an inspiration! You rock!

Erin Whelan said...

Happy NSD (belated)! LOve that mini. I have been hitting up the rents for some back in time pics so I can do something like this. PS I am from Claresholm, Alberta an hour south of Calgary!

Brandi*Wine said...

You rock, as always!!
My fav part of scrapping is going through the pics and picking the perfect papers to go with them :)
Enjoy your MOnday..

Brandi

BR@NDY said...

HaPPy bELaTeD NSD! The mini is definitely the coolesT!

Favorite part of scrappin? Prolly shopping for cool supplies then hoard them. Oh and create some fab pages when the mojo is flowing!

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Wow...love your style!!! You have a great talent!

Amy Leigh. said...

oooooh those tags are so cute! Look forward to seeing your new RedVelvet contributions -- congrats congrats!

Kerttu said...

lovely tags.
my favorite part of scrapbooking is the reason why i scrapbook...to creat a nice albums filled with memories to my little daughter :)

Erin said...

i'd love to win that!

-erin

Scrappermania said...

That mini is so cute, beautiful work!

Cathy said...

I love your stuff. Id love to win these too. Your work inspires me. You must put that digital apple kit back up on Etsy. Its wonderful. I scrapbook for my son, and to create. I love art.

Lori W said...

oooooh so cute! I love scrapbooking/art journaling because I need the therapy! It gets my creative juices flowing! Woohoo!

Jaime said...

OK that houndstooth is wicked awesome! Um favorite thing about scrapping?......the creative outlet. I normally don't feel very creative in my life and scrapping is the one thing that is all mine, my art if you will. It is pretty cool that it is centered around the people I love :) Always such eye candy at your blog!

Megan said...

I love capturing the small moments in scrapbooking. Love the tags...hoping and crossing my fingers that I will win.
meg

Sandy said...

oh, i have to stop peeking at your blog so much...i get sooo jealous of you style! however THAT is what i love about scrapping' - i love being inspired by others and i think that helps bring out the 'artist' (i use that term loosely!) in me more all the time!