Friday, December 4, 2009

Sketch Friday

Our December guest DT, Cheryl, designed this lovely sketch for your inspiration :-)

Check out her beautiful layout!

We'd love to see your interpretation of it!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Have you checked out our TAG crop??

Each day we post a new tag tutorial, with an interesting technique for you to try. Look at this gorgeous tag made by Lee :-)

Hop over to the forum to see what technique she used.

Don't forget the PRIZE for this event -- a $50.00 prize package including some Tim Holtz products!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

December Challenges!!

Decembers Monthly Challenges have been posted!! Drop by and check out what Scrapbook Heavens DT have dreamed up for you scrappy enjoyment!!

Decembers Guest Designer!!

Help us welcome Cheryl! We are delighted to have Cheryl on board with us at Scrapbook Heaven!! She brings with her a ton of talent, wonderful chat each day and it is a pleasure to call her Our December GDT!! Read her full bio here:

And if you'd like to see some of Cheryls inspiring LO's her blog is.....

Congratulations Cheryl, we all are really looking forward to working with you!!


The December kits are so filled with scrappy goodness! What a great reveal this month!

Take a look at the card kit -- Antique Christmas. At just $17.99, it's a steal :-)

Char created some gorgeous cards with it!

See the creations using the paper kit, here:

..... and don't forget the add-on kit! So much product included in these kits!

Grab them while you can!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Gift-Tag Crop.......

Week 1 Tags/Tutorials have been posted, due Nov 25th. Check them out! We started on the second week yesterday.

Why not join us for some super inspiration and tutorials! YOU could win the $50 grand prize!!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Monthly challenges are posted!!

Check out the forum to see what challenges the design team came up with :-)

November Challenges - MASTER LIST

Monday, November 2, 2009

**Class*** 2010 Calendar Class Kit $24.99

This class kit is so full of yumminess that it won't last long!! Get yours today!!

November DT Kit Designs!!

Welcome our Winter Design Team!!
Congratulations to HOLLY (Class designer Winter 2010)
Welcome ladies and Thanks to all who submitted!!!!!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

It's time to search for a Guest Designer for December!
Scrapbook Heaven is looking for a Guest Designer for the month of December.

Do you like friendly and fun scrappers to share ideas with?
Do you want to design with some awesome papers and embellishments?
If YES, this call is for you!
Details:**Submission accepted October 20th thru November 25th 2009**
Create a 12 x 12 layout-any theme, any style!
** Become a member of the Scrapbook Heaven gallery and forum
** Upload your submission into the December GDT gallery
** One entry per person-Please
** Chat on the forum and let us “get to know” you!
You will receive the December Design Kit to create along side of the SH designers.
That’s it! We can't wait to see your entries!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Scrapbook Heaven's "Gift-Tag" CROP

Join us for Scrapbook Heaven's "Gift-Tag" CROP!!

During the months of November and December we will be hosting a tag crop!! Create 24 beautiful tags over a four week period. Each week, 6 lovely designs will be featured -- complete with tutorials. DT tutorials will include some techniques recently shown by Tim Holtz on his website.

Mark your calendars, you don't want to miss this huge holiday event!!

When: November 15th - December 15th
Where: Scrapbook Heaven's forum

Here's what you're playing for -- a $50.00 prize package including some Tim Holtz products!!

Can't wait to see you here! Why not bring along a friend or two!!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

October kits!

See what the DT has done with October's kits!

Card kit:

Paper kit:

Don't forget there are some sales going on in the store. Great deals on Cherry Arte, Chatterbox and MME!
Also, still ONE more day to upload your cards for our World Card Making Day crop. You could WIN a card kit!

Photoshop Color Image Change Tutorial

Tutorial by Courtney - Scrapbook Heaven DT

In this tutorial I will teach you step by step how to keep part of your photo colored while turning the rest of it black and white. This technique is perfect for bringing attention to a certain part of a photo or for making a photo appear less busy.I have used photoshop elements 6 but most of the steps are basics for most software.First of all open your desired image.Ive chosen a picture of my daughter at a fair and there were just WAY too many things going on in the background!

Then on the left hand column click on the "Brush Selection Tool"

Next raise the pixel size of your "Brush Selection Tool" up on the top column

Select most of your background or most of what you want to turn black and white. Everything selected will have a dotted outline. Hard to see in this snapshot.

Next you want to zoom your image so that you can get all of the small details with your "Brush Selection Tool" by clicking in the lower left hand corner and highlighting the percentage viewed and raise that value.

Select all the background close to the image you want to keep colored. You can also reduce the pixel size to get really close if you like.

Next is the fun part! Go up to the top column click on the "Enhance" tab move down the list to "Convert Black and White"

A new window will pop up showing you a preview, go ahead and click ok.

Zoom back out and you have your finished result!

This technique is so simple to achieve that I use it over and over again for so many different things!!!!

Friday, October 2, 2009

It is almost time!!!

Yes! World Card Making Day is almost here!

We have 12 'months' of inspirations planned for you (I've seen a sneaky of all of them...WOW!)

PLUS we have a few sketches up our sleeves! AND because I can't wait....I'm sharing one of them with you NOW.... you can get a head start on the crop! Remember the MORE you enter the better the chances for you to WIN one of our awesome CARD KITS!!! (did you see the new is sold out NEED to join the Angel Club so you won't miss another one!!!!!!)

Now, did you see the SALE that is going on in the store???? Did you???? You DON'T wanna miss this one!!!! are a few of the fun new items in the store...

Check these out! Pink Paislee Twilight Collection Punch Outs....aren't they cute!?

How about these....Making Memories Spooky Alley Pins....

And how about this paper....Making Memories Spook Alley Glitter Flocked Spider Paper...I can see some awesome layouts coming with this!

That is a few of the items that are new! You will want to check out what is new for all of the fun stuff! AND again, you NEED to join the Angel Club! The kits are selling out faster and faster each month!!!

See you tomorrow for all of the fun during our WCD Crop!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Monthly challenges are posted.....

on the forum! Go see :-)

October MASTER Challenge List

Monday, September 28, 2009

World Card Making Day!

WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!!! Come and celebrate with us!! We are going to celebrate 12 months of giving!! Designs by our talented design team are sure to please your every occasion!! Mark this day on your calendar!!

When: Sat. October 3rd
Time: 9am - 9pm (EST)
Challenges due: OCT. 9th

All participants will be eligible to win one of our monthly Card kits!
The more you participate the more chances to win! (by random drawing)

GUEST Design Team member!!

Please help us to welcome haydee to the design team for the month of October! Watch for her kit reveal on November 1st!

Learn more about our GDT haydee!

When did you start scrapping? I started scrapping about 4 years ago when a neighbor invited me to a Creative Memories party. I've been hooked since and it's become an obsession.

How would you describe your style? I tend to be more of an eclectic and funky scrapbooker. I love to mix companies and take unusual pictures.

What is your favorite manufacturer? You would think I'm addicted to all of them since I appear to collect them all but I have to say I lean towards 7 Gypsies.

What is your favorite embellishment? I love all of the Tim Holtz & 7 Gypsies goodies.

Have you ever been published? No I've never been published. I've only submitted once a few years ago.

What are your scrappy goals? My goal is only to continue enjoying this hobby and while doing so just preserve a glimpse of who I am and those I love.

When did you join Scrapbook Heaven? I joined about a year ago. I just started becoming active since I have my laptop.

What is your favorite part of scrapping? I love the creative process. Mixing and matching papers from different companies really gets my wheels turning.

Were you surprised to be chosen as the GDT? YES! I was ecstatic to be chosen. This is a first for me - so this will definitely be a memory to keep! Thank you for giving me this honor!

Congratulations to haydee!

Friday, September 18, 2009

SSSHHHH Shannon doesn't know about this!!

Sign Our Birthday Card!!

Shannon, Congratulations on 6 wonderful years of on-line Scrapbooking!! I'm speaking on behalf of ALL the staff, DT's, customers, members and friends, past and present when I say that you are a wonderful person to play with!! You're a master with your kits and a fantastic store owner!! Continued success in the years ahead!! We all love our little piece of Heaven, because of you!! HUGS as Huge as Heaven coming your way!!

Friday, September 11, 2009

A Bit Sketchy

Okay....before I get to the sketch and all that stuff, the first thing I want to say is THANK YOU to all of those that put their own safety aside and were the HERO's on that fateful day 8 years ago.

AND THANK YOU to all of our service men and women who are defending our freedom EVERYDAY!!!

Sigh....I still cry to this date!

Well, let me see if I can share some about a new sketch!!!

This is a fairly simple is my take...

I used the September Paper Kit!!! (If you aren't a Angel Club Member you NEED to be so you won't miss another kit! They are HUGE and full of FUN!!!!)

Hope you like it! I also did this layout for Jona's September Challenge to use 2 different STAMPS on a LAYOUT! (check out ALL the awesome monthly challenges by our Design Team! You are SURE to find some inspiration in there to get your mojo going!) about a little store fun....with the sale this last time I reaaallly dug into the store...I don't think I left ONE page unturned!

Here are a few things I found!

This is Cosmo Crickets Dutch Girl Paper - would be perfect for summer pages, for Christmas pages, for Valentine pages....VERY versatile !!!

How about some 7 Gypsies 97% Complete tags! Did you realize that there are 24 DIFFERENT tags in each set??? That makes them .25 a PIECE!!!! more item....I love me some Hambly!!! And if you have never tried their rub ons you SHOULD!!!! They are the BEST! Super easy to rub on and clean/clear images!

Here are some that would go super with those fall pages you'll be cranking out pretty soon!

So....there are just a few things you will find in the store!!! And be on the lookout for all the NEW stuff that will be rolling in soon!

You have a super week and see ya next Friday!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


You've got a dilemma -- you need a baby boy card but your foam embellishments are PINK! What to do??!

Use your foam stickers as STAMPS!

I put the embellishment on a piece of fabric first (just to take off some of the stickiness) then stuck it to my acrylic block.

Stamped the image on my card......

... then finished decorating it.

This tip won't work for alphas, but think of the possibilities with your other foam embellishments!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

SEPTEMBER Kit Reveals!

Kit reveals are in the forum! Wonderful job done by the DT once again :-) See what they created using the layout kit:

Our paper kit is sold out -- on the first day!! -- BUT, you can make sure you don't miss a kit next month by buying a subscription. You be sure to receive your kit BEFORE the reveal and you'll also get a discount on purchases in the store.

Here's the card kit -- isn't it beautiful!