Welcome 2021

I took some video time off around Christmas to clean, organize and plan for my YouTube channel for 2021. I’ve come up with an ambitious schedule but I hope it will be enjoyable for everyone. Here is what it looks like…

MONDAYsTue.WEDNESDAYsThr.FRIDAYs
Counterfeit Kit Challenge (CKC)Best of Both Worlds (BOBW)
(Shimelle’s project)
Product Feature
Mystery Box MondayCKC processBOBW process
TBASCT Unboxing + ProjectCut File Friday
My Process (series)Sketchy WednesdayMonthly Wrap-Up

This schedule will be permanently posted in my “YouTube Schedule” tab on the main site. I hope you will come along for the ride. And if you have any suggestions, please leave me a comment!

Scrappy Event coming soon!

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I’m excited to tell you about an awesome event happening in January! 
It’s a weekend of scrapbooking inspiration and education you won’t want to miss. The ScrapSmarter Experience is bringing together 10 amazing scrapbooking instructors for an online virtual weekend of classes and inspiration.

Alice Boll from the ScrapHappy membership community is hosting this second event with a brand new line up of instructors. And I am thrilled to say that I am one of them! I will be sharing simple yet impactful ways to add watercoloring elements to your memory keeping.

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How does it work?
The entire event will take place online using Zoom January 15-17, 2021.
The classes are short and are focused on teaching new skills, techniques, and concepts to help you create scrapbook pages you love.

Ali Edwards, the keynote speaker will help us kick off the party on Friday. Saturday features 6 classes with each instructor sharing a pre-recorded class session and interacting in a live Q&A session. Sunday will have 4 more classes and a wind up party with prizes.

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Who’s teaching?
The line up instructors includes:
Simon Hurley
Meghann Andrew
Krystal Iduñate
Misty Murphy (yours truly)
Tracey Fox
Alice Boll
Sandie Reverski
Kristin Tweedale
Claudia Azucar-White
Andrea Gray

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Prizes???
Of course! In addition to the classes and kickoff party there are prizes including a grand prize with a value of over $250.

Registration?
The ScrapSmarter Experience is NOW OPEN for registration. The regular price for the event is $129USD but right now you can use coupon code: MISTY to save $30! Or simply click here and you’ll automatically get the discount. You’ll only pay $99 for EVERYTHING!
(Coupon valid until December 15, 2020. After that the coupon is only worth $5 off so hurry and get the best value!)

Are you ready to sign up? Here’s the registration link:

ScrapSmarter Experience

Let’s learn some scrappy skills so we can ScrapSmarter!

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Deja Vu

In October the Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit build inspiration piece for the month was the Shimelle Best of Both World kit from last month. I did create a kit from the BOBW project already! So I took a second look at a familiar inspiration piece. I took this project in a different direction and created a smaller kit with richer tones and a teen vibe.

Here is a comparison of the two kits.
Kit #1: A softer color palette with more whimsical icons.

Best of Both Worlds Kit, September 2020
Pattern Papers
Best of Both Worlds Kit, September 2020
Embellishments

And here is kit #2 I created from the same inspiration image this time around. This has a richer color palette with bold pops of black, a smattering of sparkle, and a teen vibe icons.

LOAD Guest Designer

Hello everyone. Thanks for stopping by. Today I have two things for you. I’ve created a layout process video that uses the day 20 prompt from the LOAD – LayOut A Day – challenge. To learn more about this challenge, visit Scraphappy.org/load.

As you’ll see in the video I created my own shaker elements for my layout. As I am self-learning some Adobe Illustrator skills I will be offering you files for free. And this shaker element is one of those! This is an svg cut file for electronic cutting machines. You can click here to directly download the zip file for that. You can also head over to my freebies section to download it from there and also check out a few other items I have available.

And so, enjoy the video and the cut file!

Re-Launch

Welcome (back?) to my blog. I am happy to say that after a couple of years hiatus I am back to blogging. Not only that but I’ve upped my game. I am now producing YouTube Videos! Please visit my channel over at Crafty Soup Video.

The new blog will feature my videos as well as a few freebies like sketches and SVG cut files.

I wanted to have everything spot on for this re-lauch, but life sometimes doesn’t work out that way. As I’ve moved service providers for the blog I’m having domain name issues. My tech guy (aka my husband) is helping to resolve those issues. Thanks for your understanding.

I’m go glad you are here. Now, on with the show!