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The March Kit will be available tomorrow in the Treasured Scrapbooking Store! Have you seen the March kit?

And the scrump~dilly~iscious add-on kit:

Now - how about a peek of my gallery layout?

Be sure to check out the March Design Gallery to see the whole thing and all the projects the rest of the team has created!!
and we want YOU!!!

Treasured Scrapbooking - We Love OUr Members Contest
Annual Contest
March 1st-28th

Please join us for a four week long contest involving challenges, games and prizes!

Each Monday morning (or late Sunday night) I will issue a challenge based on a design principle, and you will have until Sunday at midnight PST to complete your layout. If you don’t complete a layout, you are out of the contest. Entries will be “judged” by the Design Team and given a score according to the following parameters:

1. Following the challenges directions
2. Photographs
3. Overall composition
4. Success of using design principle

It sounds complicated, but I PROMISE it will be fun! Each design principle will be something easy, most likely it will be things you already do! Digital scrappers are welcome to join in on the fun, but there may be occasion where paper scrapping will be necessary, so be careful to read the challenge outlines each week.

At the end of the four weeks, the participant with the highest score will be our grand prize winner. There will also be a random name draw winner and a weekly winner. There will be games and prizes to go along with the fun all month long!

Hope to see you! All Newbies welcomed!
Treasured Scrapbooking Owner
Thought I would chat a little about making your own flowers.
Creating these little ribbon flowers are super easy - just cut a pievce of ribbon - I usually use a piece 6-8 inches long. Using your sewing machine or by hand sewing - stitch a straight stitch down the side of the ribbon. Then slide the ribbon down the thread slowly gathering it as you go. Once it is gathered, shape into a circle and stitch the sides togehter. You can then layer a variety of different things inside to add depth to your flower.Another quick, easy way to create a flower embellishment is with punches. I combined two different punches and two different papers. Be sure to bend up the petals to give it some dimension - add a jewel to the middle and walla!!
Come on - give it a go - Morag has a challenge on the board to make your own embellies on a layout - whip up a quick flower and upload to Morag's Challenge Thread!
We appreciate our members at Treasured Scrapbooking so much...without you there'd be no us!!! So today I thought spotlighting some of our member's work would be we go!

This first layout caught my eye right when it went into the gallery last's by Casey (user name: "Purplbtrfly1"). I just love those cute butterflies and the embellishing as a whole on this layout---fabulous work girl!

Next up is an awesome layout created by Megan (user name: "daisymeh") that is adorable! I love that she got so many pictures on this layout and how she framed out the pictures with brackets and scallops...two of my favorite things! You rocked it Megan!

Kelly (user name: "Kelzpop") created this next card that caught my the color combination and the way she added some sparkle!

This next layout is gorgeous!!! I can't stop staring at it...just amazing! This was created by Rosangela (user name:"RO PHILIPPSEN")...great work!!

Ok, we have time for one more right? This last layout is by our upcoming March guest designer, Rhonda (user name: "Snap Whiz")...what else can I say but PRECIOUS!!! Love the mist, love the simplicity, love the it all!

It's so fun and inspiring to dive into the Treasured Scrapbooking gallery and see all the fabulous work our members do...take some time today to be inspired!
Happy Valentine's day!!! I know some people think this is a commerical holiday - but I adore the chance to celebrate love - I have a date with the love of my life today - my Nephew Jamie - he is four and makes my heart sing. We will be going to McDonald's for lunch then a trip to Target and JJ Maxx - yes - I know it is TJ Maxx, but Jamie calls it JJ! Do you have any plans for today?

OK - I thought I would share some sneaky peekies of things to come tomorrow - something to whet your appetite for the mid month reveal tomorrow. Here are a few goodies:

Be sure to check out the February gallery tomorrow for the full reveal of all the design team members mid-month project. I hope you are looking forward to it as much as I do - the design team members always inspire me!
So Valentines is T-minus three days...are you ready?? I have to admit I don't have a gift for my husband yet...gotta get working on that one!!! I do however, have a few cards that I made for a few of my favorite people! I love to celebrate this fun holiday by telling my family and closest friends how much I love them in a handmade card. In this era of email and texting, there's just something refreshing about putting a stamp on an envelope and sending off something handmade to show someone you care! This year I picked up some cute Valentine's Day themed patterned paper and a few heart punches, and I was on my way to creating some super fun and easy V-day cards that I know your friends would love too!

Remember, if you choose to make cards that are a little bulky make sure to add a little extra postage to make sure it makes it to it's destination safely!

Take a little time to send a handmade ANYTHING to a loved one for Valentines day this year...they'll LOVE it!!!

Happy Creating!!!

The DT and I are compiling all of the participants and the announcement will be up soon! Thank you so much to all the participants! Also, come check out the TS boards soon, not only for the fabulous inspiration, but also for our We Love Our Members contest, which will be announced soon!!

In the meantime, check out this gorgeous card by our Card Designer Eva Dobilas! She uses October Afternoon papers and Ippity Stamps! Ippity and TS are both lucky to have her!

I had a chance at CHA to use a full range of the products that Helmar produces, and I can tell you that I was super impressed!! I created a cute little mini book of Aussie foods and used several of the adhesives offered by Helmar, it was great to use the products hands on and learn a few little tips about each. The highlight was meeting Tracy, she is good people!

The good news for you is that Helmar is being carried in the Treasured Scrapbooking store now!!

My favorite product I used at CHA was the Liquid Scrap Dots, they give just a little bit more control over using a traditional pop up, things like more coverage, height
and invisability.

The 450 Quick Dry Adhesive is a must have for everyday scrapping. It is fast drying and dries crystal clear, very easy to work with and creates a lasting bond, no more embellies falling to the bottom of your page protector when you use the 450! Its acid free, machine washable and stainless. It will not damage your photos over the years either. I keep this in my adhesive arsenal at all times!

The last product I would like to share with you is Textured Effects. I am working with this product right now on a mini book. Textured Effects creates a textured finish when applied, depending on what you apply it with. Using a brush to apply will leave the brush strokes, using a sponge will leave a rough raised texture, you have the ability to use any applicator you can think of. You can also add acrylic paints to the medium to create a whole different look. It is acid free and you can use it on paper, wood, metal, ceramics, painted surfaces & glass etc.

Interested? Intrigued? Click on over to the Treasured Scrapbooking store and score some for yourself!
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Wow, the blog hop rocks!  If you haven't hopped about yet, scroll down to yesterday's post to see all the details.  There are prizes on offer so make sure you take part!

February's Dawning Inspiration kit is full of beautiful patterned papers, many are double-sided!  The classic patterns and vintage accessories are just gorgeous. A luxurious Hambly's Screen Print of delicate laces will add a wow factor to any page.

There are papers from Cosmo Cricket, Basic Grey, Pink Paislee and Chatterbox.  The fabulous Basic Grey alphas are a perfect size for any title.  Take a close look at the pretty lace and trims from Maya Road and Prima - aren't they adorable?!

You can find out all the details here together with ordering information.

Don't forget to hop along to the DT blogs for inspiration on using the kit.

Thanks for stopping by.

Morag x

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I can't tell you all how excited I am for the first EVER Treasured Scrapbooking Blog Hop!!! We are going to have so much fun, give away lots of prizes, hopefully meet some new friends, definitely inspire some scrapping! I am so lucky to have the amazing DT that I have working with me and I've already seen their work for this hop reveal, it's WOW!

You can find the February Kit here: There are limited quantities, and you won't want to miss out!

One random participant will receive a Gift Certificate to the TS store! Also, share this on your blog and post back to let us know that you have for an extra entry! Send a friend, have them say that you sent them and you get ANOTHER entry! What can be easier than that? Also, you'll find challenges along the way, every challenge you complete before the end of the week will earn you an entry into another RAK drawing! You need to post your challenge layout on in the Challenge Forum to get your entry, but what could be easier than that? If you like what you see, please sign up for our newsletter on the main page of our site.

Every DT member will be giving away a GC to the TS store on their blog! You have until the 5th to complete the hop, and until the 7th to get your challenge page posted! Be sure to post a comment on each DT member's blog, and also be sure to post your challenge pages in the TS Challenge forum and the TS Gallery!
Blog roll (in the order they should be hopped)








BUT WAIT, don't start hopping yet!

We are also holding a Guest Designer Call!!!

I'm hosting another GDT contest for March! The challenge is simple, since the theme of the February Kits is inspired by the beautiful Basic Grey winter release, "Origins", your task is to do a layout or project based around the origins or beginnings of something. It can be your childhood, going off to school, the early days of a relationship, a new baby, whatever YOU feel ties into origins.

The requirements:

Your layout must be based on the origins theme
You must use at least seven flowers (can be handmade, but patterned paper doesn't count)
You must use at least one button and one gem/rhinestone of some kind
You must use at least three patterns of paper (can be included in your flowers)
You CANNOT use a plain CS background (you can use it as support, however)
You need to use at least three photos

I know that's a lot, but I like things complicated.

This layout is due by Midnight PST, February 10th. You must upload to the Treasured Scrapbooking Gallery to qualify.
I got in the spirit and broke my long scrapping dry spell and made this layout using the February Kit- "Dawning Inspiration", and the embellishments add on- "Beginning Brilliance."

I can't wait to see what you do, and thanks so much for hopping!

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xoxo, Erin