Monday, December 13, 2010

Sorry for being MIA!

Sorry everybody for being so MIA lately! I know you are all as busy as I am!  I hope you are all having a very happy holiday season! Since everyone is busy, we are going to take a little holiday break! Check back after Christmas for a new challenge and many other fun activities! We have a lot in store for 2011 and you don't want to miss it! There is going to be a lot going on here at Scrap the Moments! I truly wish you all a great holiday season! Enjoy it, it goes so fast!! Be back soon!!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Meet our DT Coordinator...Meridy!

Hello!  My name is Meridy Twilling and I'm 35 years old.  I am the Design Team Coordinator here at Scrap the Moments.  I am very excited to take on this well as the scrapping challenges set forth on the Scrap the Moments blog! 
I live in southern Arizona with my husband, Shawn, and two babies, Maddy and Hunter.   My husband is a firefighter, which allows me to be a stay at home mom, which I LOVE!  I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Interior Design in 2004; I enjoy Commercial Design (as opposed to Residential).  I like to bake, cook, make beaded jewelry, and sew Halloween costumes.  I love to organize just about anything (especially my friends' scrapbook supplies)!  I enjoy decorating our house for Christmas, and creating homemade gifts of all sorts.   Every year I design "place markers" for the Thanksgiving table...each year I make them from different mediums, so they are always unique.  I also enjoy planning themed parties for kids as well as adults.   
I have been scrapbooking since 2000...and I LOVE everything about it...from taking the pictures, to journaling the memories, to creating embellishments, to shopping for supplies, to designing the layouts, to making new friends!  I like to scrap the everyday moments, vacations, and big events (like Christmas and Birthday parties).  Luckily, I have a supportive husband and family, and I have been able to host a monthly crop night at my house for the past 3 1/2 years!  I LOVE to teach new scrapbook techniques, answer questions, brainstorm ideas, and help with please, feel free to e-mail me at and check out/follow my "Something Scrappy" blog at .  I can't wait to get to know all of you and start working on the Scrap the Moments Challenges!!!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Meet Sarah!

Hi, my name is Sarah and I live in sunny Queensland, Australia.  I have been happily married since 2000 to my wonderful hubby Jason, and we have 2 beautiful daughters and a feisty cat (Sweet-Pea) who are the reason I scrap.  I started scrapping before I even knew there was such a word when I got married, then it really took off here in Australia and I moved to the city where scrappy goodies were more available – before then everything was done by mail order!  I started out with a few basics and a container and now my hubby has built me my very own scrap studio to spread out in and display all my creations.  So you could say I absolutely love to scrap, alter and create anything!  I have always been inspired by the many other wonderfully talented people that I have met online, and feel very blessed to be a part of the Scrap The Moments DT so that I may inspire you!
When I’m not busy under a pile of pretty paper and ribbons I work as a Group Leader in Childcare, garden, read or run about the backyard with my girls.  We also love to bake and have tea parties, have dress up days and building and creating days!  Usually you can find all of the things I’m up to on my blog:

And check out this awesome layout Sarah did for our challenge!
She used Paperclips to make a heart, a bread clip to hold a bow, a toothpick to hold a chipboard heart!
So creative! Enjoy! Can't wait to see what else you do Sarah! 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Some Info!

Hi everybody! Hope you are enjoying the holiday season! Wanted to let you know, we are extending the challenge for one more week! So work on scrapping a layout using an usual item! Some great examples from our DT in the posts below! So you have until next Monday, Dec. 13 to get this to me! Email your layout to I also wanted to show you a couple layouts I made using Catch the Moments Retro kit! Which just so happens to be the prize up for grabs! Check them out, hope you enjoy!! Can't wait to see all your layouts!

Sorry for not the greatest photos ever! But the Retro Kit is so amazing, you really can make some beautiful layouts with it! Be back for more DT intros soon!

Meet Carrie!

Hi! My name is Carrie Walz. I am a SAHM with 2 beautiful children. My son Andrew is 15 and my daughter Alyson is 9. I have been married 10 years to my wonderful husband Rob. I have been scrapbooking for about 11 years now. I started as a way of keeping myself busy when I was going through my divorce. What started out as a form of therapy for myself turned into a complete hobby and passion! I am a paper scrapper and I think I always will be, I just love the hands on approach to it all. I am totally a Thickers hoarder. I love them and I simply cannot get enough of them! 
When I am not scrapbooking I love to watch reality tv shows. Some would even say I am a reality show junkie. I am particularly addicted to the cooking ones like Hell's Kitchen and Top Chef. I also love to cook and bake and spend time with my family in my spare time. I am so excited to get to work on this team and cannot wait to share my work with everyone!

Check out this awesome layout Carrie did for the challenge! Such a great use of the clothing tag!

Be back soon!

Meet Angela!

I live outside Detroit, MI with my sweet and hilarious husband, Andrew, and our two furry and hilarious cats, Marty and Dexter (who are both girls). I teach writing and literature to college students by day and craft my head off by night.  I started papercrafting when I fell in love with sticker collecting as a true child of the 80s. Stamping and card making followed when I wanted to make my own wedding invitations, and then I picked up scrapping about a year ago as a new creative outlet. I also like to read (book nerd alert!), cook and bake (Martha nerd alert!), and spend time with our friends and family (everything's a photo opportunity!). I'm looking forward to all the Scrap the Moments challenges ahead!
Look at what Angela did for the challenge! So this layout! Can't wait to see more Angela!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

All about Mary Pat!

Hi everyone,
My name is Mary Pat and I am a wife to a fantastic husband (does anyone say they are married to someone terrible?).  One of the many reasons I love him is that he totally supports my "need" to scrap.  He is more than happy to help out around the house if I need to get some work done!  You got to love that!  I have two great boys (Jack 5 and Michael 2).  They are the light of my life.  I never thought raising two boys would be so much fun!  I am a high school Spanish teacher.  This is my 22nd year.  Where does the time go?  It seems like this is my 10th year instead. 
I have been a crafter ever since i was  a little girl.  I loved all kinds of crafts and projects.  It wasn't until college (in the late 80's) that I started to scrap, but of course there weren't any real scrapping products back then.  But I would always buy stickers and decorate my photo albums and write in journaling.  I loved it.  All my friends always wanted me to do their albums.  I was so excited when Creating Keepsakes came about and the hobby "officially" took off.  I am so totally addicted. I love pattern paper, and my tools. I must confess I am a pattern paper junkie.  My favorite lines right now are Basic Grey and Imaginisce, but there are so many great ones too. I carry around my sketch pad in my purse so that if I get a great idea I can write it down right away.  I have even had ideas come in my dreams.  I know it sounds really really weird but like I said I am totally addicted. 
I am currently on my local scrapbook store's Design Team, and I just love it. We have a lot of fun.  My son, Jack loves going in the store and find his pictures! He thinks he is famous.  How cute is that?  I am really excited to be on this Scrap the Moments Design Team.  I am a huge fan of challenge sites.  They really motivate me.  My goal is to motivate and inspire you.  Please feel free to visit my blog [url=]siehledwithakiss[/url] and I would be honored if you signed up to follow me.  On my blog I usually go into more detail on how I created the layout etc.
I want to thank Devon for giving my this great opportunity.  I can't wait to get started!  Thanks for reading!
Check out how Mary Pat used her baseball game tickets for this challenge!

Be back later!

Meet Laurie!

Hi, my name is Laurie and I'm 26 years old (turning 27 on December 26!). I've been married to my husband for about a year and a half now and we live in NJ (though I am originally from the Midwest). By day, I'm an assistant editor at a magazine. But by night, I am a scrapbooker! I've been scrapping for 10 or 11 years now and it's been in the past 4 years or so that I've really gone crazy-obsessed with scrapping. I love to take pictures and I love to get artistic with how I display those pictures. If I could take pictures and scrap all day long, I totally would! I started my blog, Cook Scrap Craft, a year ago as a way to showcase scrappy, crafty, and yummy items that I make and get inspiration from others. My husband has Celiac disease so you'll find a lot of gluten-free recipes on my blog. I also started a scrapping business, The Side Scrapper, where I scrap for other people. (Details are on my blog.) I'm so excited to be part of this design team and get to work with this group of talented ladies! I love the community of scrappers I've met all thanks to the internet!
Check out what Laurie did for the challenge in the post below! Have a great night!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Look what you're playing for!

Okay, so I know you are all working hard on the challenge. Pull out those tickets from a sports game or play, a brochere, a business card, anything you have to put on your layout. Get creative! I am working on my layout using my daughters hospital bracelet from when she was born! Use something unexpected! So what to see what you can win...

The beautiful Retro Kit from Catch the Moments!  This beautiful kit includes papers from Crate Paper Restoration and much more! It is perfect to scrap all your photos! Check out our sponsor, Catch the Moments Kits, and see all their beautiful products. Catch the Moments has the latest products at the lowest prices you will find on the web. And CTM is your place for THICKERS! All the newest thickers at the best prices! You can't beat Thickers below MSRP! So check out CTM, you won't be disappointed! And become a follower, I've heard when they reach 125 followers there might be something special happening!!! You don't want to miss it!

And if you aren't a follower of our challenge blog...What are you waiting for! Everyone loves a challenge and what a great  way to spark your creativity! We are in the process of a major blog remodel, so keep checking back,...great things are in store. And check back for more DT intros! Email your challenge layout to You have until Dec 6. Good luck!

Meet Catherine!

Hello, my name is Catherine Oakley and I live in Colorado.  I have been married to my wonderful husband for 8 years and together we are blessed with 3 boys (5, 7, and 16).  I am a stay at home mom and work part time in children’s ministry at my church. 

I have been paper crafting for 6 years and love how I am able to preserve my memories as art.  I have been fortunate enough to be a guest designer for the Making Memories blog and Artful Delight I have also been published several times in trade magazines.  I enjoy making single and double page layouts, mini-albums, cards and altered projects.  As for my style, I tend to think it is fairly simple but then again, it seems to continually evolve.  My latest obsession is creating things from patterned paper so that I can use in new ways on my layouts and other projects.  Really I think my style is just “me”…whatever suits my fancy at the time I sit down to create is what I produce. 

First and foremost I am a wife and mom which is often what inspires my layouts.  We love the outdoors and spend as much time as we can enjoying the beauty that surrounds us – camping, hiking, fishing or simply taking a walk around the neighborhood.

Look what Catherine did for our challenge! She made these awesome flowers from PAPER TOWELS! What a creative idea! Just love it! We'll have to get her to teach us how to make them! Great job Catherine!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Meet Emily!!

My name is Emily, Em for short. I am 29 and live in beautiful Colorado with my wonderful boyfriend. I don't have any children, but we have his 7 yo son every other weekend, who gives me plenty of photo opportunities. When I am not scrapping, during the winter months I am completely devoted to hockey and lacrosse, two things which are often the subjects of my LOs. I also love hiking, reading, chocolate, and going to concerts with friends.
I've been scrapbooking since 2002 and have pretty much been hooked since day one. I have found my style changing since I started and I am comfortable where it has ended up. I like the fact that I can go from using 12 photos to 1 photo, no patterned paper to 5-6 papers, 1 page or 2. Pretty much whatever the LO calls for! My scrap subjects include holidays and events, vacations, sports, nature, Munchkin (my Bf's 7 year old son), my parent's dogs, and everyday objects. I am also working on a BOM, which has proven to be my biggest challenge so far! For me, scrapping is my getaway, my escape into creativity. Much cheaper than therapy, and 100 times more enjoyable! I am excited to be a part of the design team for Scrap The Moments and look forward to sharing my LOs with you!
We are looking forward to your creations! Here is what Emily created for the challenge!

Love how she used the flyer and ticket stub! Make sure to get your entries in! Be back soon with more!

Monday, November 29, 2010

Meet our DT...starting with Savanna!

Hi Ya'll....this is Savanna from Sweet Home Alabama and I am so excited to be a part of Scrap the Moments design team.  I live with my sweet hubby David of 8 years and our 5 furry cat babies.
    My obsession with scrapbooking started right after I got married,  to do a wedding album and the need/want kind of exploded after  that.  I love how scrapbooking tells the story of our lives through         the moments we capture in pictures.  I love all things about scrapping, the paper, stickers, embellies, but most of all I  love the wonderful friendships that I have made. 
    When I am not scrapping or working-which I do to support the  habit ;) - I am usually in search of some photo op's with the family or with my nose in a good book!!
Yay for Savanna! I can't wait to see all the great designs she comes up with for our challenge! Be back later to introduce the rest of the DT members! Happy Monday everybody!

Look what our DT did!

Hi everybody! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Such a busy time of year! Make sure you get time to finish our can see the details below! A very fun challenge...and a very great prize to the winner! Email your entries to to enter! Remember to use something other than a picture on your layout, any kind of memoribila..Lots of great ideas so far...Here is what a couple DT members did with the challenge

Savanna made this awesome layout using tickets to a football game! Great idea!

Look how Laurie used concert tickets! So fun!!

I'll be back all weeek with other examples from our DT! Make sure to get those entries in! And tell your friends about STM, we are going to have some really fun and exciting things coming up!!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Time for a Challenge!

Hope you all had a great weekend! It is time for the challenge! Here you go: Your challenge is to create a layout using something that you find around your house on the layout. For example, a ticket stub, receipt, business card, anything like that! You can use a photo as well, as long as you have something else on your page! Get creative!! Email entries to and spread the word about our awesome new challenge site! Layout is due Dec. 6.

Our sponsor for this challenge is Catch the Moments Kits. The winner of this challenge will win their fabulous Retro Kit! I will post a photo soon. Go over and visit their site this week, they are having an amazing Thanksgiving week sale! Catch the Moments Kits I will post some samples from design team members all week! I am also going to start posting design team bios tomorrow, so keep checking back to learn about our fabulous team! Good luck and happy scrapping!

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Our next challenge will be posted on Monday, but until then check out the awesome sale at  Enjoy, some items at or near wholesale price!! Gotta love a holiday sale!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Just checking in!

HI all! I hope you all have enjoyed checking out all the DT blogs! Check back within the next few days to learn even more about our design team...I will also be posting pages they did about themselves for our first challenge! Also, check back Monday for our next challenge! Can't wait to see what you all come up with! Be back soon!

Monday, November 15, 2010


Hi all! Thanks so much for all the submissions, another very hard choice! Please join me in welcoming the first ever Scrap the Moments design team....

Coordinator-Meridy Twilling

Sarah Nancarrow

Carrie Walz

Laurie Leahey

Emily Combs

Mary Pat Siehl

Savanna Carson

 Catherine Oakley

Angela Hathikhanavala

CONGRATS girls! I can't wait to work with you all! I will be in touch very soon! And look forward to the next challenge coming very soon! Thanks everybody!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Design Team Coming

I am going to be announcing the design team tomorrow...still a few more hours to get those entries in!! Be back tomorrow!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hi all!

Hi everybody, hope you are doing great! Wanted to remind you to get those design team entries done and remember if you tried out for catch the moments design team you can just send me a quick email and I can use the same entry! And don't forget to use the weekend to finish up your challenge layout, scrap about yourself! C'mon it will be fun! And the winner gets a $10 gift certificate to use at Catch the Moments on any $25 or more purchase..which would be great to use to buy the new Vintage kit!! Check out this month's sponsor here Catch the Moments Happy scrapping! Email entries to

Friday, November 5, 2010

Quick Reminder

Don't forget to get those design team entries in!! If you applied for the design team over at Catch the Moments, you can use the same entry...just email me!! You still have time...details in the posts below! Thanks all! Have a great weekend!

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Hi all! Hope you had a great Halloween! Are you ready for your first challenge!?!?! Remember design team entries are due Nov 15! Read the post below for details! Okay, since I don't have a design team yet, this challenge will be good for 2 weeks! So you have until Nov. 14 to email me your layout. Email to! I will announce the winner on Nov 15, and the winner will win a $10 gift certificate (good for use on any $25 or more order) to this month's sponsor, Catch the Moments kits! I will post more about the sponsor later this week, but now on to the challenge!

For the first challenge, create a layout all about YOURSELF! I really want Scrap the Moments to be a wonderful community of positive scrappers, what better way then to find out about everybody! So many times, we scrap our children, our pets, special events, take some time and scrap yourself, your likes, your wishes, long as it is about YOU!

So get your challenge entries ready and email them to me. And don't forget your design team entries! Happy Halloween!!I will post some layouts of mine for this challenge later in the week!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


HI all! Thanks for all the comments about the challenge blog...I am so excited! And don't forget the first challenge will be up SUNDAY!! Thanks for all the design team submissions, they are great...again if you are on the design team you will only have to participate in 2 challenges a month and maybe write the occasional blog post. And of course, link up scrap the moments on your blog and give us some love!! It should be a ton of fun! Design team members will also receive great discounts on products and special deals! And challenge winners will receive GREAT prizes!!

On another note, I am also looking for sponsors, if you are a club, website, anything, and would like to sponsor Scrap the Moments kits, email me at you have to do is donate a prize to our challenge winner! Let me know! Thanks all and keep those submissions and don't forget to become a follower!

More Info

Thanks all! Thanks for all the great comments and emails! You guys are the best!! Since I don't want to keep you all waiting for a challenge I will post a challenge this Sunday! Even though I won't have my design team yet, this will be a great chance for me to see what we can do!!  Remember to get those entries together, and keep in mind, if you applied for my kit club DT, you can use the same entry, just let me know you want to apply to both! I am so excited about this blog, I think it is going to be a lot of fun! So become a FOLLOWER, I would love to get our numbers up, and apply for the design team! And check back in Sunday night for your first challenge!! Thanks Devon

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


HI all! I am so excited to be launching this challenge blog! I decided to do this after wanting to be challenged every week, but not finding any sites that inspired me! I hope to turn this blog into a place that will not only spark your creativity, but inspire you to scrap the moments! Get new ideas, new techniques, and great challenges! This site will be for anyone who is looking to add some excitement into their scrapping lives, someone who wants the motivation to get their memories scrapped. This is for those of you who need the extra push, the extra spark to get those pages done! This is going to be a great site, a community, for us to inspire each other and learn from each other! I will post a challenge every Sunday. It might be a sketch, a color challenge, a photo challenge, a journaling challenge, ANYTHING!

You can submit your entries and then the winner will get a FABULOUS prize! But, before you can have any good challenge need designers! SO I am on the hunt for a design team. Scrappers who are motivated to be pushed out of their comfort zones. Scrappers who have the time to dedicate themselves to every challenge! Design team will be required to participate in the challenges twice a month. I will let you know your challenges at the beginning of the month, so you have time to prepare! Occasionally, possibly a blog post here and there. In return, the design team will get recognition, their name out their in the community, and some great discounts on products! So apply for the design team! All you need to do is send me a brief scrapping bio of yourself and 3 of your favorite pages! Also, please send me a link to your blog!

This is due Nov. 15! Also, I am looking for designers for my kit club Catch the Moments Feel free to try out for both! Email entries to If you already applies to Catch the Moments kits and want to apply for Scrap the Moments also, just email me and I can use the same entry!! Thanks all, and PLEASE become a blog follower...I would love to get to 100 this week!!