Category Archives: speed scrap

2nd Birthday Bash at ScrapMatters Starts Today!

I wanted to let you know some specifics about our 2nd Birthday Bash! We are looking forward to a fun, fab, fantastic party at ScrapMatters.

Birthday Bash Speed Scrap #1
I hope you will join us tonight at 9pm Eastern for the first of seven Speed Scraps to be held this weekend to celebrate ScrapMatters’ Birthday Bash! It is sure to be a great time for all! Here’s a peek at the participation prize for tonight, remember there will be seven different participation prizes this weekend–gadzooks!
participation prize for kick off speed scrap

Also if you haven’t made your bingo card yet, hop on over to the forum to read all of the rules and peruse the word list and make your bingo card. There will be two bingo games tomorrow, the second one will start after the first one is finished. You need to have your card finished and posted to the gallery by 7am Pacific tomorrow morning. The first bingo game starts at 7:30 am Pacific and there will be new words every half hour.BINGO card

Also I am having random drawings for people who introduce themselves in the welcome forum. If you haven’t taken the time to introduce yourself now is the time to do so. So click on over to the “Introduce Yourself” topic and say hi.

Plan to chat with our hostess VirginiaJen and the SM team tomorrow…
SM Birthday Chat

If you didn’t get the Special Edition Newsletter with the buzz on all the happenings this weekend, you can get a copy by clicking this link.

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ScrapMatters’ 2nd Birthday Bash is Coming Soon!

birthday bash poster new

Holy moly!  Can SM really be turning two?  Time has flown by these past two years.  I literally can not believe how much SM has grown–from a little idea in my head to this:  a fun site with an active, wonderful community.  A gallery filled with unlimited inspiration.  Thanks to all of you who have helped ScrapMatters become what it is today.

We have a fabulous collab called “A Perfect Picnic” that is free with a $15 purchase.  There will be a blog train starting here at my blog–with three different kinds of goodies.  There are quite a few fun games and speed scraps galore.

I am hosting an introduce yourself game this weekend–with fabulous prizes, so if you’ve never taken the time to register and introduce yourself at ScrapMatters, this would be the weekend to do so. ;D

Day Time Speed Scrap on Thursday!

I love day time speed scraps and Christine is hosting one fo ryou this Thursday at noon MST.  And Christine has this darling partcipation prize for you:

Hope to see you there on Thursday!

Don’t miss this Speed Scrap tomorrow morning…

My SS layout…

I just finished hosting a speed scrap at SM. It was so much fun.  Here’s the layout I did:

Island Flight

Island Flight

Get Ready to Have Lots of Fun! National Scrapbook Day Celebration Starts on Friday!

ScrapMatters has so many terrific things planned for [inter]National Scrapbook Day (NSD) that I don’t know where to start.

First off we are having a sale—40% off all personal use digital scrapbook products, except grab bags and clearance, on Friday, May 1st and Saturday, May 2nd. The sale continues at 30% off throughout Thursday, May 7th. Commercial use products will also be on sale for various discounts. Did you notice the phrase, “except grab bags” in the above paragraph? Many of our designers have put together fabulous grab bags for you! We also have a new mega-collab kit called Hawaiian Happy Hour FREE with a $15 purchase in the shop. It is just fabulous—see for yourself:

We are having a blog train featuring quick pages made by our CT/DT using Hawaiian Happy Hour as well. It will start on Saturday, May 2nd at 7am Pacific time on my blog: You might find some other little goodies as you hop on and off the blog train as well. ;D We are having lots of speed scraps, challenges and games throughout the week as well. We had so much fun last year during NSD that I can hardly wait for the good times ahead starting this weekend. We are announcing the winners of the Design Star Contest on Friday, May 1st. We are so excited with the talented new batch of apprentices that we have. It was such a great contest with so many good applications that it was really hard to choose who to take onto our team.

May 1st is also the start of the Queen of Scrap Competition (QO). For those of you who don’t know about it, here’s a brief overview: the person who scraps the most NEW layouts between May 1st and May 31st will win a $50 gift code to the shop. The top ten posters will be eligible to be judged and we will pick a Queen and two Princesses from them. The Queen is awarded a three-month stint on the SM CT and the Princesses will each receive one month stints on the SM CT. Throughout the contest there will be chances for everyone to win free template sets, free kits and more. Natural Wonders, the mega kit pictured below, is FREE to all contestants who post at least 20 layouts to their QOS gallery between May 1st and May 31st.

Denise Beatty, our reigning Queen of Scrap, and Happy Scrap Girl are in charge of this year’s QOS competition and I know that they have lots more fun things planned.

The best part of NSD and QOS is getting to know and spend time with you! Hopefully you will take time to drop by, make some new friends and enjoy the fun.

Speed Scrap Tomorrow Afternoon! Fantastic Participation Prize!

Tomorrow  afternoon there is another daytime speed scrap at ScrapMatters.  Another night of fun and get-it-done scrapping.

Speed Scrap at SM on 4/9/2009

Speed Scrap at SM on 4/9/2009

The speed scrap is tomorrow at 11 am Pacific time, 12 noon Mountain time, 1 pm Central time and 2 pm Eastern time.  I love speed scraps and I’m thinking this will be a much better time for me than some of the others when I’m trying to get dinner ready or head off to the gym.

Look at this way cute participation prize you’ll receive just for following a few simple directions and scrapbooking.

WM squared designs FREE mini kit participation prize

FREE mini kit participation prize Spring Blooms by WM squared designs.

Hope to see you tomorrow afternoon.