Saturday, October 27, 2012

Design Team Call!

We wanted to come by and let you know that we have some
challenges coming to our Design Team and will sadly
be loosing some friends...but with such changes brings
a newness as well and will open a chance to have some
new faces added onto our team!
That's always exciting!


And here is the B I G part....
We are looking at add 2 team members to all our teams!

Layout Sketch Team (every other Friday)

Die Cut Team (every other Friday)
Die Cut team is allowed to use any die cut, electronic or metal for use in Big Shot, Cuttlebug, etc.
Silhouette, Cricut, etc.

and Card Sketch Team(1st and 3rd Wednesday each month)

Here is a simple version of what we are looking for:

People that put their very best effort into their paper-crafting and have 
a desire to create exceptional detail! Our team is beyond talented
and are looking for more killer designers!
Everyone has a life to live outside of crafting but we are asking for those
who can make us a priority, can get projects in on time and will comment
on all participants (for your team only, not all 3 teams). 
This is an absolute must and if you feel you do not have time to check in
and keep motivated to comment, please do not submit for this call.
Our followers and those that participate are the upmost importance to us!
We ask for you to have an updated blog to post projects to as well.

No prior DT work required.

We would like our new team to join us 
in December so we will be announcing our new DT on November 16th.
You have until Monday November 12th to contact us!

Please send the following information to Leah at mrsbealash AT aol DOT com
~current blog link and any links to online galleries
~which team you are applying to join
~and why you would like to join us
~please state in subject box this is for SOUS DT Call

We have always had such a great following that we would just LOVE for you to help
us get the word out, so if you know anyone, please send them our way! Thanks!

Friday, October 26, 2012

Sketch Challenge- Oct 26th

Hellooooo fellow scrappers.
Anyone up for a sketch challenge?   
Us girls have been busy creating layouts using this weeks original sketch which was designed by our very own Nanné Harry  and even though its Halloween themed, you can see how versatile it really is..  
 Our design team has done an amazing job with all of their projects.. 
Here is this week sketch:

Here are our designers takes on this weeks Challenge:

Miles and Miles of Smiles
Sandi Clarkson

Winter Wonderland
Nanné Harry

My Lil' Bewitching Monsters

DANGER - Poison
 Remember Today
Charlotte Brochu

Happy Haunting
Shona Keehn
Such a Wonderful Mess

Halloween Dance
Tracey Gregory
Lifetime of Pages

Goblins Parade
Fern Riley

Erica Ortiz
Mimi's Paper Dreams

Tea Party
Bonnie Friesen
pretty little somethings

Bewitchin' Cat
Annette Gearside
moment in time  

and this week we are saying goodbye to one our amazing designers, Sandi Smith..
She has been a very important part our little scrap happy family here at SOUS and her amazing designs will be dearly missed.. We wish her all the best with what ever the future has in store for her. <3 p="p">

 New Hobby
Sandi Smith
Paper Memories

And then for our top3 projects from the Die cut challenge of October 5th-Creepy Crawly die cut challenge.
We want to thank everyone who participated and it was a tough pickings..

Scrapping Girl



Please email Nanné at and she will email you our top 3 button to show case on your blogs..

well fellow scrappers..
That's our sketch for this weeks challenge..
 For more inspiration please stop by our designers blogs by clicking on their blog link which is located underneath their projects..
We here at SOUS want to wish all you ladies a wonderfully scrappy weekend and Spooktacular Halloween.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Die Cut challenge- Oct 19 2012

Anyone else notice how fast times flying?.. Oh boy, were getting close to the end of October and with that here is our last die cut challenge for this month.. Being that its autumn and Halloween is right around the corner, we thought to inspire your Autumn/Halloween projects with the following die cut challenge:

 To use a PUMPKIN OR VEGETABLE on your project

*To qualify your project for our die cut challenge, it has to have one or more die cut embellishments on there which have been created with a die cutting machine (Cricut, Cameo, Cuttlebug, Big shot, etc)..  Stamped images and/or stickers don't count unfortunately!!

Our design team has been busy creating their projects for this weeks challenge and here they are:

Nannés Harry
Cricut:George and Basic Shapes, A Child's year

Barn Yard Dance
Cricut: Country Life, Everyday Paper Dolls

Trick or Treat
Wanda Boardley
Mini Monsters

Cutest Pumpkin in the Patch
Vivian Lake
Cricut: Simply Charmed

Cameo: SVG files and a Silhouette file

Day out on the Farm
Cricut - Happy Hauntings & Freshly Picked

A Halloween Hello
Cricut- MS Holiday Cakes

Lisa Norris
Silhouette Cameo: PPPR Fall Festival Cutting Files

Pumpkin Patch
Melisa Alzammar
 Silhouette Cameo: PPPR Pumpkin Patch Cutting Files

Bountifully Blessed
Tammy E. (NCScrapAddict)
Paper Pastimes of a Scrapbooking Mimi
Cricut Cartridge Used:  Country Life

Wow! Were those some amazing projects or what?..
 and we have our top3 picked from the sketch challenge of September 28th and we were so glad to see so many variations to the sketch that our Sandi Clarkson had designed..

So, here is our top 3 pick:




please email Nanné at and she will email you our top3 button for to show case on your  blog..

well fellow scrappers..
That's our final die cut challenge for this month, please stop by and check out our design teams blogs for more information and get some awesome close ups of their projects..
We here at S.O.U.S hope you all have a wonderfully scrappy weekend..


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

2nd Card sketch for October

Happy Wednesday to all you card makers out there! We are excited to present this week's original SOUS card sketch by co-leader Leah Schaeffer and hope that you will have an opportunity to play along with us again this time! Speaking from personal experience, this is a fabulous card sketch and one that you are sure to use again and again. 

Our amazingly talented design team has got some great examples for you this week:

 Birthday Wishes (Hi and Ghost Card)
Leah Schaeffer

May Sunshine Brighten .. 
Sandi Clarkson

My Day
Nancie Quah
Welcome Baby

Happy Birthday

Let's Celebrate
Becky Litz
Scrap Circus

Erica Ortiz
Mimi's Paper Dreams

Happy Birthday
Alissa Wells

Leslie Foley

and for our top 3 from our second Card sketch challenge of September:




Please email Nanné at and we'll get you our top3 button for your blog..

Well, that's our second card sketch for the month of October.. You have two weeks to play along, so link up your card so we can all come and take a look your take on our sketch :)
we hope everyone has a scraptastic week.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Sketch Challenge-Oct 12th

TGIF fellow scrappers..!  Well, its another sketch reveal for us girls for this Friday and Nanné has created this sketch for ya.. Hopefully it inspires you to create a layout and our design team has certainly created some awesome examples for you..

 so, here is the sketch:

and check out these amazing projects:

Who Needs Rules?
Leah Schaeffer

Gorgeous Moments
Sandi Clarkson

Nanné Harry

Life is Pretty Amazing
Charlotte Brochu
Wedding Party
Tracey Gregory
Shona Keehn
Such a Wonderful Mess

Fall Fun
Fern Riley


Sugar and Spice
Sandi Smith

On the Farm Gate
Annette Gearside

Wow, I'm certainly impressed. How about you?..

and for our top three for this week:


Scrapping girl


Congrats to the top three and please email Nanné  ( so she can send you our top three button..   Thank you ladies for playing with us..

We ladies here at S.O.U:S hope everyone of you has a scraptastic weekend.