Friday, July 27, 2012

Get your ticket to the Scrapper's Retreat for $3.50

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Gallery Inspiration

Hello everyone! It's Sharon here to bring you some inspiration from the 

Here is a layout by our CT girl Wanda

using Sea Breeze Templates

Next is a layout from CT girl Marla

Marla used Out Of This World Template Pack

And lastly a layout from yours truly

using Summer Days 4 Template Pack

See you again next week!

Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Summer Sweets!

Hey there! It's me! Amanda! Back again with another lovely treat for you :) This time it's actually edible! Well after you make it it will be :D I have for you gals a easy Blackberry Cobbler recipe! Just look how yummy it is!!

Easy Blackberry Cobbler Recipe


4 cups fresh blackberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 large egg
1 cup sugar
1 cup all-purpose flour
6 tablespoons butter, melted
whipped cream (optional)
Garnish: fresh mint sprig

  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Place blackberries in a lightly greased 8-inch square baking dish; sprinkle with lemon juice. Stir together egg, sugar, and flour in a medium bowl until mixture resembles coarse meal. Sprinkle over fruit. Drizzle melted butter over topping. Bake at 375° for 35 minutes or until lightly browned and bubbly. Let stand 10 minutes. Serve warm with whipped cream, if desired. Garnish with fresh mint sprig, if desired.
  2. For a neat presentation, bake for the same amount of time in 6 (8-oz.) ramekins on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.

So get to some baking girls! Let's really enjoy the summer!! :D But enough of food now, time for scrapping!! Here's a template from our store called Large Photo Vol.1 

Large Photo Vol 1

&& a lovely page made by yours truly :) 


Another Tuesday Trio Sale

Starting today, Brownie Scraps is running a fantastic sale, buy 3 or more template packs, and get each pack for $1 each!

Shop the Tuesday Trio Sale! 

Here are two of my packs, included in today's sale:

Monday, July 23, 2012

Brownie Scrap Retreat

Please join me for a Brownie Scrap Retreat!

Brownie Scraps is pleased to host a  Scrapper's Retreat featuring lots of chatter, games, prizes, scrapping, and a workshop to help you sharpen your scrapping skills!

This retreat is being held July 30th -  August 30th!
Please note: the other two Scrapper's Retreat held August 6-10th, and August 13th- 17th are a repeat of this retreat. You are welcome to sign up for all 3 retreats, but the content will be the same. NO REFUND will be given if you purchase more than 1 retreat by mistake.
Seating Capacity: 10

Events Include
Meet and Greet Chat- prizes will be given out!
Workshop: This workshop will focus on cluttering techniques. Each day, a tutorial or discussion will be posted on the topic.
Free Time: What is a scrapper’s retreat without time to scrap.? Use this time to get a few (or many) layouts completed! A thread will be started where you can post your goal on how many layouts you want to complete. While we hope you will use Brownie Scraps templates, but it is not required!
Bingo: This is our last event and you will be playing for a mega prize donated by our sponsors, including a gift certificate for a free kit from Memory Clips shop at Scrap Matters!
Sponsor List: Designs by Melanie, Keepscrappin Designs, Memory Clips (Scrap Matters Store), Moments Scraps, and Snap-n-Scrap Designs
This Download includes a siggy template for you to make a siggy for the retreat! A template pack and a bingo template will be available in the Scrapper's Retreat Forum!
Are you ready for some fun? Buy your ticket today!

Friday, July 20, 2012

New Release

Hello everyone! It's Sharon here again to show you this weeks fabulous new template pack from Scrap-n-a-Snap Designs called On My Honor available HERE

And here is gorgeous layout by our talented CT girl Marla

See you all again next Friday for another fabulous New Release.

Happy scrapping!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sneak Peek and a chance to win!!

Here's a little sneak peek at tomorrows new release!!

You can go to our Facebook page to enter for a chance to win this template pack! Winner will be selected on Saturday morning! Good luck!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Decorate that empty wall!!

Hey! Amanda here again!! :) Do you have a wall in your house that is just so bare and you have no ideas to make it pop out more! Well I found this beautiful idea on Pinterest once again!! :D No steps needed, the photo is pretty much self explanatory.. Just check out the picture and go for it! 


You can do so much with this idea.. The possibilities are endless!! Got pets that you absolutely LOVE to show off?? Well that wall is the best place for it :D -- But like I said.. the possibilities are ENDLESS!! You can basically get everything you need at your local craft store so don't get scared, just bring this idea to the store if you can't figure it out yourself and they will be sure to help you get what you need!! I haven't attempted it yet, but It's definitely going on my To Do List!! Have fun with it, don't forget!! :D (imagine a cute little table in front of it too!!)

Now to some scrapping!! 

Check out this template pack -- CT Inspired: La'Shawn

CT inspired: La Shawn

These templates are a blast to work with! All the layers and little clusters are so helpful you will absolutely LOVE your page!! :D Check out this lovely layout by one of our CT's Natasja!

Well that's it for today girls! Hope you have enjoyed seeing this crafty idea and this lovely template and layout!! Stop by next week for some more wonderful stuff :D

Monday, July 16, 2012

Monday Morning Musings


Bake Off

Brownie Scraps is hosting a bake off! The winners will win either a permanent or guest spot at Brown Scraps! There are so many talented ladies in the contest! You can download their fabulous templates here or here. Note: Week Two is over so the links may have expired. Week 3 started yesterday, and the contestants have until next Sunday to submit their work, so keep checking through the week! Here is one of my favorites from Week 2:



Originally, I planned on writing a tutorial every week for the blog, but the designers at Brownie Scraps got together and came up with a better idea! I am still working on the details, but I will tell you I will be hosting an event in the Brownie Scraps  forum  in August that will include 3 mini workshops, a chat, games, & fun prizes! As soon as the details are worked out, I'll post here, so keep an eye for it.


Friday, July 13, 2012

New Release

Purchase Snap-n-a-Scraps new release for 10% off by using coupon code Outofthisworld.
Coupon Expires July 16th, 2012

Hello everyone! It's Sharon here to show you this weeks fabulous new template pack from Scrap-n-a-Snap Designs called Out Of This World, available at Brownie Scraps.

Here is gorgeous layout by our talented CT girl Amanda

See you all again next friday! Happy scrapping!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Sneak Peek and a chance to win!

Here's a sneak peek at tomorrow's new release!

You can go to our Facebook page to enter for a chance to win this template pack! Winner will be selected on Saturday morning! Good luck!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

New Facebook Freebie

I would love to see your work in the Snap-n-a-Scrap Gallery, and I am offering a $5 gift certificate to one lucky winner! To win, upload any layout using any Scrap-n-a-Snap template to my gallery at Brownie Scraps. Winner will be chosen on August 1st! The more layouts you upload, the more chances you have to win!

I have another freebie for facebook fans! Simply click like to get this template! Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Organize your goals!

Amanda here with Tuesdays free for all goodness! --- So I am a pinning addict :) Not so much the past month or so, but I do love Pinterest! I have found some neat ideas on there, from recipes to DIY projects. Well I like to be organized and have set goals for myself, and tend to write out to do lists A LOT! But never seem to have my goals in order!!!! This idea from good ol' Pinterest really seems interesting, I haven't tried it yet, but I am definitely going to :) &I hope you guys do too!

Maybe seeing them & then getting to remove/throw them away when accomplished would motivate me more.  Maybe, lol!  #DIY #list

Looks pretty easy right?! I don't think there's much need for a "How to" to make up something like this, because you can go about this in all kinds of ways, but I plan on making it quite similar, so I do have the link to the blog that has the steps to making this crafty Goal List :) 
You can find it here at Cornflower Blue Studio's Blog

BUT!! Here's the steps for you now! :D
**All quoted by the blogger at Cornflower Blue Studio**

You'll need post-it notes, a pencil, markers, a ruler, and an 11 x 14 inch piece of bristol board or heavy card stock.

Start by sketching out a simple layout with your pencil.  I left a half-inch border around the entire design, then added a 4.5 x 10 inch rectangle at the top of the page.  Use the bottom section of the page to add six three inch squares, evenly spaced.  And one more square inside the rectangle, too!

Now you can use your markers to fill in the design with lettering, doodles, borders, or whatever you like!

Next you need to decide on the time frame for your goals - are these weekly goals, things you want to accomplish this month, this season?  It's up to you, and you can always change it because you can switch out the post-it note whenever you like.  I decided to make my goals for the week this time.

Now fill in your goal squares with more post-its.  You can put the most pressing goals first, and order the rest in terms of importance.  Remove the goals as they are accomplished so you can keep track of your progress : )

I used a little silver clip to hang my list where I can see it as I work.


Easy enough right??

Well that's what I have for you today! Hope you've enjoyed this crafty read!! Now have fun with it :) and try it out!! Now time for some scrapping. I have for you guys today a template pack by our lovely Melody.. 

1 Photo Vol. 1

1 Photo Vol. 1

I just love these templates! The clusters and the layers are so fun to work with! Check out this layout using one of them :D

Purchase this template for 10% off by using this coupon: AmandasChoice1. 
Coupon expires July 17th

Well that's all I have for you today! Check in next Tuesday :)


Monday, July 9, 2012

Wanted: Tutorial Writer

I am in need of a tutorial writer! If you love to scrap, love to blog, love to help others learn to scrap, then this is the position for you!

Do you like to help other scrappers learn scrapping
skills? Scrap-n-a-Snap Designs is looking for a
tutorial writer to blog once a week. You
will decide on which tutorials you want to write.

Compensation: access to all product in my

Qualification- Intermediate to advance knowledge
 of digital scrapbooking.

To apply:  Call Ends 7/15

Friday, July 6, 2012

New Release Day!

Check out my new release, Sea Breeze, and save 10% if you purchase by July 9th! Coupon: SeaBreeze

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sneak peek and a chance to win!

So here's a sneak peek at tomorrows new release!! :D

You can go to our Facebook page to enter for a chance to win this template pack! Winner will be selected on Saturday morning! Good luck!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy 4th of July!

I love the 4th of July! I love living in America and celebrating this great country I live in! One day, after my children grow up, I want to visit other countries and explore them as well!

To celebrate this day, I am giving out a FREE template pack to four lucky winners!! Simply go to my facebook page, leave a comment on the status update, "Who wants a free template pack?" and your name could be chosen to win a template pack from my store!

Here is an example of one of my template packs and a layout created by CT member Sharon:

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Something smells good!!

Hey guys! This is Amanda, and proud team member of Scrap-n-a-Snap Designs - the go to place for those must have scrapping templates! Well Today is Tuesday, and Tuesday's I will be mixing it up a bit - whether id be posting about a seasonal tip, household tip, recipe, or anything else I can come up with!. Be sure to check in because you never know what you will be reading ;) So let's get to it!! -- Today I have for you gals this great recipe I just threw together on Mothers Day. It was just me and my 16 month old son all alone that day, I got a lot done... Some much needed cleaning (lol), baked some yummy strawberry cupcakes, and then I cooked myself this delicious dinner!! So here it is... :)

Sesame Ginger Stir-fry with Salmon:

2 Salmon steaks (with the skin on the bottom because we are grilling tonight!!)
1 Bottle of Sesame Ginger marinade (Any brand will do!)
Garlic (2 cloves crushed for the salmon-- 3 cloves finely chopped for the stir-fry)
3 Whole Carrots sliced (Or more or less, depending on you!!)
1 Package of sliced Mushrooms
Frozen or fresh Snow peas or Sugar Snap Peas (YUM)
1 Chopped Onion
Soy Sauce
Rice (White or Brown)

First we are going to be marinating the Salmon for a bit. Take a big bowl or a large zip-lock bag, place the Salmon steaks in them, along with the 2 crushed cloves of garlic and some of the Sesame Ginger marinade. Put it in the fridge and let it sit while you prepare the rest! If you would like, do this even earlier so it sits longer :D

Next we are going to work on the stir-fry! add some olive oil to a large pot/pan. Saute the sliced carrots first until they are slightly golden, add the chopped onions and sliced mushrooms next and cook together until softened. Next we are going to add the snow peas/ sugar snap peas. ( If need be add a little water to prevent anything from burning!!) When all the veggies are in and ready add the Sesame Ginger marinade with a splash of Soy sauce... Don't salt the stir-fry. Let the whole thing simmer for a while :)

Go ahead and cook your rice in the rice cooker or however else you go about doing it :D

Now for the Salmon! Get the grill fired up and prepped. Place the salmon on the grill on its side with the skin on it keeps it together and prevents it from breaking apart and falling into the grill. salt the top of each steak and grill away! Add marinade while grilling if needed or wanted of course :D

And then you have this!!!

So far it's been a hit! Hope that continues :D

And now to some scrapping!! So since the summer is just starting Id like to show you gals this lovely template Melody made :D 

Summer Days Week 1

Summer Days Week 1

It is a double pager! You can do so much with this fun set up, check it out, a page made by a lovely member of our team, Sharon!

And you can get this template for 10% off by using this coupon: DisneyPrincess
Expires July 10th, 2012

Well that's all I have for you guys today! Stay tuned for next Tuesday :)