Treasured Scrapbooking monthly scrapbook and card kits

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It’s your chance to be on the treasured scrapbooking design team. Not only are we looking for scrap bookers...we need card designers too. So if you love to create with paper what are you waiting for? Get your submissions into Erin no later than midnight p.s.t. on June 10th. You can visit the message board for all of the details about the call.
I can say that being on the design team (if only for the past two months) has been a wonderful experience. Everyone has been so welcoming and the kits are stunningly gorgeous. I have had so much fun with all of the beautiful things Erin picks out every month. If you are chosen to be on the design team you will be one lucky scrapper or card maker.
So what are you waiting for? Get you creative juices flowing and get your submission into Erin…don’t miss out on this awesome opportunity! Can’t wait to see you on the board

Treasured Scrapbooking was the first message board I ever belonged to. It was also where I participated in my first Cyber Crop. At my very first TS Online Crop (had to be close to 4 years ago!) one of the DT members shared a pattern and instructions for creating an adorable little treat box.

It was such an easy project, and the results were so fabulous, that I kept the pattern and instructions, and use this box as a "go to" for gift cards, small gifts and candy! This box would also make fabulous "favors" for bridal or baby showers.

Here is the pattern and instruction sheet (right click and save to your computer, then print full size onto 8 1/2 X 11 paper):

Here is a collage of photos showing the process of creating the box:

Enjoy, and I hope you will post your own versions of this box in the Treasured Scrapbooking Gallery!


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Why do we scrap? Well i suppose everyone does it for different reasons…because we love to craft in some form…because we love to create…because we love to express ourselves. I think those cover some of the surface reason as to why we spend hours cutting and pasting and glittering and “stickering”…For me though it’s about more than that. It’s about holding onto all those things throughout the day that slip through our fingers…and as they do we say “I never want to forget this.” I know that with children (and four of them I might add) those precious moments happen more times a day than I can count…but if I can occasionally get one of them on the page it feels like such an accomplishment. Scrapbooking is a way of sharing all the things that I treasure and consider important with the rest of the world. I may not be able to write a book about all the things I consider life to be about, but I can scrap a book filled with love, emotion and passion to share with generations. This brings me to my next point… I believe that so many of us love to scrap because…now this may sound kind of crazy at first…but I believe that scrapbooking is like a fountain of youth. On our pages…when we preserve all of those precious memories and feelings…we are saving a huge piece of ourselves. In essence we are preserving who we are to ourselves and to those around us on this 12 x 12 piece of paper. And guess what? Long after we are gone…there is a record of us. A record of what we believe in…who we love…who we are and who we will always be. And as we are looking back on that memory, that page that we have created…we can be there again…if only for a moment.
Here are a few of those precious memories that I would like to share with you.

Sometimes if we remind ourselves why we love this hobby so much…we are filled with inspiration. So I hope you have a wonderfully creative day :)

In the gorgeous May kit this month was a sheet of American Craft paper from the dear Lizzy line I fell in love with. There are oodles of cute flowers begging to be cut out. There are lovely on their own, but I decided to dress mine up with some thread and stickles. This takes about 5 minutes and its super easy.

What you will need:
Flowers cut from AC dear Lizzy paper
Paint Brush
Threaded Needle
Cut your flower from the AC dear Lizzy paper
1. With your needle, poke a hole at the bottom edge of one of the little circles.
2. Turn over flower (backside) and thread your needle through the hole, leaving a little tail on the back.
3. Tape down the tail and turn flower back over (front side)
4. Leaving a 1/16 space, thread needle to the back of the flower, being careful not to pull the thread tight leaving a little loop on the top of the flower
(click photo to view larger)
5. Keep repeating until your flower is filled with as many little loops as you like. Trim thread and secure to the back with tape.
6. With your paintbrush in hand, squeeze a line of stickles on the end of the paintbrush
7. Paint the stickles all over your flower, the loops take the stickles well too, so be generous with this step.
8. Allow stickles to dry, shape leaves and flowers if you’d like, and you have a pretty dressed up flower.
 You can use these same techniques to enhance your journal die cuts too.
Hope you have a happy scrappy day!
Don't forget, today is reveal day AND the May card kit is in the store!