You Need This

No, really, you do.

Do you ever use ink, chalks, or mists in your scrapbooking or crafting projects? I thought so.

So do I. And for the longest time I wanted one of those neato mats that protect your work surface from the inevitable mess that goes along with playing with paints and inks. Several companies make them (and a certain someone whose name rhymes with "Jim Boltz" talks about his all the time...) but they're expensive and there always seemed to be something else I was willing to spend my scrappy dollars on instead.

Which is why you have to run out and buy an oven mat! They are meant to go in the bottom of your oven to protect it from spills but they are the exact same slippery, thin, wipe-able material that the craft mats are made out of, but a fraction of the price!

I got mine at Christmas Tree Shops for only $5. I know you can also find them wherever kitchen and baking supplies are sold. Mine rolls up for easy storage and wipes clean with soap and water. I LOVE IT!!!

I'm back... with a winner!

Ok so it took me a little time to recover from the cruise. I needed a vacation from vacation! I know, I know, you're crying me a river, right?

The trip was fabulous, despite some crazy high seas from all the tropical storms out in the Caribbean and we spent a lot of time sipping fun drinks, eating way too much food, and watching the 24 hour circus that happens aboard a cruise ship. St. Thomas was fun and St. Maarten was beautiful. Right about now I am missing this:

Now I'm back to the daily grind. My husband is starting a new job this week, Owen is getting his back molars and walking all over the place, and I have a mountain of laundry to wash and a lot of first birthday party projects on my horizon. Someone pass me a Rum Runner, please!?

Thanks to all of you who have been patient about my last giveaway. Drumroll, please!

The winner of Kit #2 (the Halloween kit) is: ScrapbookMary!

ScrapbookMary, please use the link to contact me on the side bar and send me your name and address and I will mail the kit out to you ASAP!


My Old Stuff - Kit #2!

This weekend is another fun-filled, fabulous online crop at! November 5-7 will be jam packed with games, challenges, Fast Scraps, and more but *I* will be missing most of it because we'll be on vacation! I will, however, be teaching an altered Christmas wreath/frame class on Friday so stop on by and visit!

I am so sad to be missing most of the crop that I feel compelled to offer up another giveaway of one of my Old Stuff Kits... this one being perfect for all those Halloween photos you surely just took!

What do you have to do to win?

- Everyone who is a follower or becomes a follower of my blog gets an entry!
- Everyone who leaves a comment gets another entry!

You have until Monday the 8th to enter! I will be without an internet connection next week so I will draw a winner when I get back. I am only able to ship within the continental US.

Feature over at ScrapStreet Mag!

The new November issue of ScrapStreet Magazine is out and the Design Team at Scrap That Baby have been featured! Check out the article here and read all about the challenge blog and the designers.

The article features our example layouts for our latest challenge: Baby Gear. The idea is to scrap the stuff you can't live without so I did a layout about baby gates, aka "baby jail"!

You can see all the details at Scrap That Baby and find out how to enter to win a fabulous prize kit from our sponsor, Tidbitz in Time!