Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Check out our October Muse!

We call this one Hollow's Queen - it is SO beautiful, and there's a short waiting list, so if you want it and you're not already a ScrapMuse member, email me!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Our latest contest

From Donna:

It’s fall here at Scrapmuse, and we’ve never FELT better!! We featured felt in our September Scrapmuse kit and we would love for you to play along!

Contest dates: now until October 20th

View the details here:

We can’t wait to see your creations in the gallery!!! And if you're waiting to hear who won the August contest, it will be posted later today!

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Random bits of news

Have you checked out our Rouge de Garance contest? You totally should - the RDG papers are beautiful, and there's some fabby prizes to be had!

Sorry if the website has been acting up the past couple of days - we're getting more and more traffic our way and while this is good, it's causing us some growing pains :) Thanks very much for your patience while we sort things like this out.

All the pieces of the September kits are finally here! And they will be shipped a few days late, b/c my DH and I are going on vacation next week. We're taking a cruise to Alaska!

Totally excited about that. And I'm totally excited over a piece of software that my friend Nathalie pointed out to me - It helps you keep up with your favorite blogs - any of them who have an Atom or RSS feed, which most do if they're on blogspot or typepad or LJ. Very cool, thanks Nat!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Wow, it's been awhile

March 15 was the last time I posted to this blog. Dang, that's a long time. I have nothing to say other than life just got in the way, as it often does.

Now, I have been tagged as a "Rockin Girl Blogger" by my friend and DT Member/Editor/Queen Catherine, so I must update - that and you 3 readers deserve one too, LOL.

ScrapMuse news - there's a huge surprise in the works for this year. It will most likely come in fall. I am working really hard to make it happen and I am nervous about it going off without a hitch.

There's a hella-sale going on there right now, 10-70% pretty much everything, kits included. It's a darn good deal, lemme tell ya. I just got tired of looking at those older kits wanting to be loved and ordered - my garage is overrun with product and I need to MOVE IT OUT to bring in new fun stuff.

Hints for the fall kits? TEXTURE and lots of it!

I promise this blog will be kept up better from now on...until the big surprise comes along and then we'll do things a *little* differently.

Oh, and it's a GOOD surprise. (and one that I've mentioned before). Hope you like surprises!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Product Review...UHU liquid glue

So I got some samples of UHU All purpose, Liquid glue and would love to share my thoughts on this product.

First, the price point of this product is $3.25 I believe. (Looking on
The bottle is 3.2 ounces, and the design fits nicely into my hand. You can use the glue three ways: as a small pointed tip, narrow glue strip, or wide glue strip.

I took this glue with me to the Ali Edwards Discover Home class last Friday, and I must be honest, I was a bit unimpressed with it at first. The main reason is that it is very runny and so it is easy to use too much. Which is what I did, all over the cover of my Junkitz metal album. A little saddening, but ah well.

As the class went on, I got better at going lightly with it, but it really wasn't until today that I feel like I was using just the right amount. This is all with the small pointed tip, by the way.

Today I also tested the narrow and wide glue strip capability of this product...I was less impressed with that - again easy to overdo... The way you get the flat gluing surface is by twisting the top of the bottle around, which is a REALLY cool idea, but somehow the narrow tip part still sticks out a little bit and so really you end up with a line of glue that you have to work to smear around, which gets glue all over the sides of the bottle and then have to wipe off, else you'll glue the cap to the bottle.

So all in all, I will not be carrying this product in the store, and my favorite liquid glue, Aleene's tacky glue, is still the 'reigning champ' in my book.

Here's a link to Maria Filosa's blog if you'd like to try some UHU samples for yourself:

Monday, March 12, 2007

March kits will be shipping soon!

I am really excited about this kit - almost b/c I think you need to see the papers in person to understand how cool they are. Lana did a great job with kit pics this time, but the distressed nature of these papers just doesn't seem to come through...

In other news, we have so many CHA goods in the store right now - it's awesome. I just love going into the warehouse to gawk at the many fun things available.

Friday, February 02, 2007

and more :)

Huge stickers from Heidi Swapp - Love those birds (hint, hint)

More bling from Heidi Swapp - these crowns are so fresh and funky!

Cuddles from Everlasting Keepsakes - totally cool! (hint, hint)

Yesterdays collection from Chloe's Closet (hint, hint)

Office Supplied line by Imagination Project - Gosh I ADORE this line!!

more sneak peeks

Here's some really cool acetate/plastic lettering and shapes from Making Memories...saw lots of that at CHA...

Just a taste of many, MANY cool new items from Heidi Swapp!

Love the blue photo corners (hint, hint)

And the playing cards, as well as the journaling spots that look like little pink post-its!

I am in love with these buttons~

Ahh...Hambly...they have rubons and papers with owls, and my favorite - ROBOTS!
(hint, hint)

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Back from CHA

Gretchen and I on our first morning at CHA. I was totally overwhelmed at the whole thing, but Gretchen helped me cope, and made excellent suggestions on how we should "do" the show and where to go when. She was my compass and she was invaluable (although we all knew that already)!

One of the highlights of the trip was seeing Vicki and Cat! We had lunch together several times and even had dinner with Cat - it was so wonderful to meet them all in person!

Check out Cat with her new book! You can buy it here -> Cat's super awesome book

And last but definitely not least for this post is Vicki and the gorgeous wedding dress she created FROM PAPER for the AccuCut booth. The photo I took doesn't do it justice b/c our jaws dropped when we saw this thing for real...

also beside it (sorry, it's hard to read) is a lovely invitation/announcement style placard that had Vicki's name displayed prominently as the creator of the dress. She also did the bouquet that you see on the table there.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

ScrapMuse and the new DT

ScrapMuse has found the additions to our Design Team!

First, let me just say that we had such a great response to this call. Each and every one of you who submitted had lovely work and this decision was truly, TRULY difficult. You should all be proud...proud of your memories and moments and of the beautiful ways you have chosen to remember them.

We couldn't pick just 2 ladies for the permanent design team. So we chose 4 and here they are (provided they accept of course!):

Nathalie Kalbach
Rebekah Robinson
Michelle Clement
Bernadette Henderson
Congratulations ladies! And again, thank you ALL who entered.

The Guest Designers for Feb - June are:

Jill Cornell - February 2007
Christiane Muller - March 2007
Elizabeth Carney - April 2007
Kristen Rousch - May 2007
Emeline Seet-ng - June 2007

Friday, January 05, 2007

Well, it's Friday at lunchtime

And I am so glad that it is. I am actually *somewhat* ahead on ScrapMuse kits(one can never truly be ahead when you run your own business but you know what I mean). And my DH actually went to the grocers yesterday so we have food, and more importantly, COFFEE. :)

My New Year's resolution was to commit to putting the cats on a diet...alright, alright...and I'm going to watch what I eat too...mostly cause I feel hypocritical, LOL... They're one helluva lot friendlier now that they depend on ME for their food. Kind of nice, really.

It's another gray day in the Pacific Northwest. My day job is going OK - still trying to find ways to keep myself motivated on projects instead of just putting out fires but I think it's because it's been so long (a year at least) since I actually was in project MODE...I am getting the hang of it though.

My cold is gone, thank goodness, and just in time too - we're taking our neighbor and his wife out to Alameda Brewhouse tonight for his 30th bday. I am looking forward to it b/c we haven't been out with them in awhile and they ALWAYS show us good places for beer in Portland.

Mina is doing fine - my other New Year's resolution was to take her on at least ONE walk a day on the days she doesn't go to doggie day care (I can hear my sister laughing). So far I am upholding this resolution OK. It's important to me b/c buying ScrapMuse has really cut down on the time I spend with her and I want to do at least one thing with her each day.

So that is that. The house plans are moving along nicely too. I am so glad we decided to close at the end of January - with all that's going on, rushing it like every realtor and builder wants you to do, would have just driven me bonkers.

Have a super weekend ya'll!