Friday, April 29, 2011

Fun Friday

Let's bring spring! (I don't know about where you are, but here in MI it is sloooow coming and seems to be needing a little encouragement!)

Nothing says spring more than today I challenge you to make some homemade flowers for your projects. Take some time on youtube and you will find tons of tutorials on different designs. So, whip up a few...don't worry about what you are going to use them for just yet. Just have fun creating them. Then later when you need one you will have a perfect handmade embellie all ready to go!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Here is a great link to be thankful for, from KellyCali over at

101 Ways to Use Stickles.

Do you have any more you'd add to the list??

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Wordy Wednesday

Have you ever finished a layout, loved it...and then realized you didn't save a spot for journaling? Or maybe you just realized that you have a lot more to say than you allowed room for? Or what if the writing is just going to "ruin" the "look" you are going for? Don't lose hope! Simply turn the layout over and write on the back! You can write as much or as little as you want without worrying at all about how it affects the appearance of your layout...and most importantly, all those important thoughts are preserved for future generations. Give it a try!

Technique Tuesday

Inking is not just for paper! In this layout I wanted to add just a touch of color to the white flowers I had to better fit with the flowers on the background paper. I simply lightly dabbed them with an ink pad and couldn't be happier with the result. What do you think?

Thank You Card

I wanted to share with you this gorgeous card that was made in response to my No Housework Day challenge...thanks for sharing Tina!

Pop over and see some more of Tina's beautiful work at Chignon's 23 Things.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Manic Monday!

I hope everybody had a wonderful and blessed holiday yesterday. To continue the feeling a little longer, this week's challenge is to scrap something...anything...having to do with your spirituality. Whatever that means to you and whatever aspect of it you choose to focus on is fine, but I challenge you to take time this week to preserve some of your thoughts on a layout. Be sure to share with me what you create!

Friday, April 22, 2011

I just want to send a big shout-out to Jenifer and the rest of the ladies over at Creative Soup, who were kind enough to feature one of my layouts on their Inspiration board today. Hop over(did you catch my Easter bunny reference there??) and check them out!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fun Friday

In honor of Earth Day, let's see a project using something repurposed! If you really impress me I may just feel the need to reward your creativity!

No weekend posts this weekend as I will be out of town at a soccer tournament and then enjoying Easter with my family!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Thankful Thursday

Need a fresh and inspiring color combo? Here is a great site to be thankful for: Colors on the Web ...enjoy!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wordy Wednesday

One of my very favorite journaling techniques is to use song lyrics. There a plethora of amazing thoughts out there already written down by inspiring why reinvent the wheel? Next time you are stuck, try using a song title as your layout title, or part or all of a song's lyrics as your journaling.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Technique Tuesday

Probably my number one addiction when it comes to scrapbooking is patterned paper. Many friends have expressed to me that they are a little 'scared' of using a lot of pattern, however, especially when it comes to mixing them. I want to suggest that a great way to use fun, vivid patterns in any combination is simply to use them sparingly and against a very neutral background.

Here are two examples. In this first one I used thin strips of multi-colored paper as a frame around the white background. With all the quite-literal white space, I was able to use a variety of coordinating alphas for my title without overwhelming the viewer's eye, adding a touch of fun without detracting from the photos.

In this next layout, the background is actually a very pale blue. Although the patterned papers are very bright and all different, they are again present in small amounts. The patterns themselves are small as well. The placement of the papers leads the eye to the photos, and the paper in the circle serves to tie the colors together. The brightly-c0lored lines it contains are so very thin that they are hardly noticeable themselves; it is a very subtle pattern.

I would love to see (and share!) your examples as well!

Manic Monday!

Welcome to my first Manic Monday post!

Just a quick-and-dirty challenge for a Monday morning to get your mojo flowing for the week. Today I am going to challenge you to create a layout using

buttons, ribbon, and two or more pictures...

easy, peasy, right?

Email me your finished project so others can be inspired!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New Plans on the Horizon!

I've decided that it is too easy for me to let this blog slide without a PLAN. So, in order to motivate myself to keep it active, I've decided that I will have a daily posting schedule. In the future, this is what you can expect to see here at Marci's Scrapping Spot.

Manic Monday – let’s start the week with a challenge!

Tuesday Techniques – techniques to try

Wordy Wednesday – journaling prompts or ideas

Thankful Thursday – links to inspiring sites (blogs, etc.) that make our creativity easier

Fun Friday – Fun Project Ideas (altered items, layout theme, etc.)

Whatever Weekend – catch up? Throw out a game? Whatever I feel like doing!

Now...this is going to get old fast if I don't have some feedback or some people playing along! So please leave me a comment (or ten!) and let me know what you think, send me your ideas for future posts, send me pictures of your projects that I can share here, etc. Bring a friend!

Remember, I LOVE to send out random prizes at random times!

Monday, April 11, 2011

A big thank-you to all who participated in any way in the blog hop this past weekend...I hope you all took your "no housework" time seriously!

I wanted to share with you this gorgeous Thank You card created by Diana that she was kind enough to share with me. You can visit her lovely (and bilingual!) blog at Thanks Diana!

Several more of you indicated that you took me up on my challenge as well...wonderful! Card-making is a great way to use up our scraps and who doesn't appreciate a handmade card?

You may be curious as to who won the random prize. I had my kids choose a random number today and I am happy to announce that the lucky winner is:


Viji, please get me your address and I will get the pens out to you.

Look for more posts coming soon...I have some plans and ideas brewing in my head!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Welcome to the National No Housework Day Online Blog hop!

If you have arrived not knowing until now about the hop, no problem...just go back to
If It's Groovy , where this hop starts, and work your way through. You may find games, prizes, projects and how-do-you-dos along the path :)

We would appreciate it if you sign up to keep in touch with us by "following" and would love your comments!

Perhaps you arrived here from Nikki Sivils; if so, great! Hope you enjoyed that stop and the others so far!!!

We celebrate this national holiday by scrapping today and into the weekend with projects that remind us of housework or getting away from it!!! Take the day off, put up your feet and let's hop!

So...I've been thinking about what challenge I wanted to give you all today. What I keep coming up with is that "No Housework Day" or not...some things just have to get done, right? And aren't we blessed to have people in our lives that pick up the slack for us when we need help? It may not be with housework (though it could be.) Maybe the help is at work, or with our kids, or even emotional. But these people are downright irreplaceable in our lives and we love them!

So my challenge to you is to make a thank-you card. If you send it to the person you had in mind, so much the better! Monday morning I will choose a random winner to receive a set of Zig Chalk Writer pens in lovely pastel colors!

Thanks for your visit, and please head over to see Theresa at Scrapbookers Anonymous next. Enjoy!

For reference, in case you get lost along the way, here is the complete list of stops.

Friday, April 1, 2011

I'm so excited...

...and you should be, too!

I just received the final list for the upcoming No Housework Day Blog Hop...and we have forty-two blogs participating!

Ladies, clear your calenders!!!