Thursday, February 4, 2016

Scrappy Camper Sisters Come Clean 2016™ E-Book is Here!

The workbook for our Come Clean 2016 Craft Room Challenge is here! For the price of a cup of coffee, you can work through the whole year one art supply at a time, organize your space, make stuff and have fun with an international community. If you would like to see the free sample, click on this LINK. Otherwise, click on either option in the side bar to the right:

Complete E-Book $4.99

There are two pdf formats, one in 8.5x11" that can also be printed with two pages on one and cut for a half-size/A5 page set. You can also choose to print single- or double-sided. The other format will print the pages so that you can cut them down for a Moleskine-size insert and just staple in the middle to make a booklet. It will look great in our Purse-Dori. When you pay through Paypal, you will receive a receipt and then your e-book will be sent within a few minutes to your Inbox from Download the file and you are good to go!

We are broadcasting on Ustream this Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 and will be going through the beginning section of the book where we take a look at where we've been and plan what is next. Then, I (Darcie) will be doing some projects using the February theme of FLOWERS. If you do not collect flowers, feel free to substitute anything else you would like to work on, but SOME of US have quite a few! I am having so much fun gluing flowers on things, it is relaxing and the items make great gifts. I'd love to have you join us!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Come Clean 2016™ In Progress

Hi, all. We are streaming the first show of our Come Clean destashing and organizing challenge. We are excited about the launch of our new e-book which will be available here on our blog shortly. HERE is a sample of what's in the book so that you can check it out and get started with us today. There is a section for each month with special projects using that category of supplies. Also, please join our Facebook group Come Clean 2016 where we will share the trials and tribulations of going through and organizing our stash. It's going to be a fun year!

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year! Let's Come Clean in 2016™

Hi, everyone! Saturday is our regular Ustream show where we will be showing the first project for 2016 and talk about our Come Clean 2016 initiative. We are going to spend the year with our friends, destashing, organizing and creating.  Join our Facebook group if you would like to play along. For the last show, I made a Purse-Dori, a journal styled like a Midori Traveler's Notebook that looks like a mid-century clutch purse. It holds Moleskine Cahier size books and is so cute! The project worksheet is up and you can download it for free HERE. I also finished the one that is going to the winner, "NotThatMartha" on Ustream. Here are a few photos below.  The inside is Kraft Tex painted black and stenciled with Seth Apter stencils from Stencil Girl. I love how it looks like graffiti.

I found that the best material to use for this was adhesive vinyl. Silhouette makes a good one and you can get also find sparkle vinyl where I did HERE.  The black bag above was made using the Silhouette vinyl and it looks like patent leather.

I hope you will make one and check us out on our Ustream show, Saturday Jan. 2 at 10:00 a.m. EST. Johnna is launching us off with the first show of the new year. See you then!

This month's Come Clean in 2016™ Challenge is Chipboard

This month's challenge is CHIPBOARD. This category includes shapes, mini albums, sheets of chipboard, cereal box, alphabets and anything chipboard that you are saving to alter one day.
Get your 3 boxes ready, Toss, Keep, Donate. If you can, set up a table other than your desk so you have a landing spot. Set your timer for 30 min. Quickly make a sweep through your space grabbing any chipboard you can see, don't think about it, just take it and set it on that table.  Take a photo like mine if you want.

Next, you will want to start your process. The process is in the printable so I won't repeat it here.
Once you decide what you want to keep, now think about what you have or need that you can store it in and put it away.
This is how I stored mine after I went through it. I really was amazed by how much I had and at first overwhelmed but then I realized I don't ever use it and I have had it for years. So I really purged as you can see. So in this case I chose to Lose it instead of Use it. 

I put the chipboard scraps (I use these for binding mini albums) in a 8x10 paper holder. The mini albums I limited myself to a small bin, I think I saved roughly 12. The blackboard shaped album I thought would be cool to use as a texture comb on a gelli plate (new ways of using an old product) and one Iris drawer with various shapes and alphabets. I kept 4 shaped albums to use for the Bonus Project this month.

Today's Ustream Project:
Use your Alpha Chipboard and let's mono print a tote bag, Yes! I said "Tote Bag, Darcie LOL". This will be the tote bag that will hang on a hook so you can see it on the way out the door.
You will be using this bag throughout the year to take things to the post office (happy mail) and  donation center (yes girl you can do it!)

Organizing Tip:

      Just when you think "20 minutes a day is not enough time to get things done so why bother? " but it adds up. (Math alert) If you take 20 min a day to clean out a drawer, a shelf , a box you will have, at the end of a year, spent approx 120 hrs decluttering your craft room! Just think of how much you will have done!! So set those timers girls and get going because it really will make a difference.

Bonus Organizing Challenge:

     Organize the drawer to the right or left of your desk.This should house "most used" items that you may not want or have room for on the top of your desk.  Empty out the contents, all of it!! Wipe the inside of that drawer down. Now Purge, Sort, and Organize. If you have duplicate items in that drawer decide if you want to keep duplicate items there or put in a duplicate item bin (we will be addressing that at a later time)

Bonus Project Using Chipboard:

Party Treat Boxes

This is a great little project using all those shaped mini albums you probably have.
A treat box to use as name place card holders

Gather supplies. For this you will need a small box of any kind or you can make your own out of chipboard. A chipboard mini album piece.  Some scrapbook paper, adhesive, ribbon and embellishments.

Trace around shape and box onto patterned paper. Take some washi and wrap around purse and box.

Add a bow on the handle and a sentiment or your guest's name. Adhere purse onto front of box.
Glue a flower on it if you wish and you now have a cute little gift box or place card holder.

These are so cute for a birthday party, bridal shower or baby shower. Super quick and super easy.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Join Us for ScrappyCamperSisters Come Clean 2016™

Hi fellow Scrappy Camper Sisters!

We just kicked off our big project for next year!  If you haven't joined our Facebook group make sure you do. Starting in January  you will find prompts, bonus projects, extra challenges and a great community of fellow crafters. Here is the link

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Scrappy Camper Sisters Come Clean 2016™ #CC2016

Thank you for all our crafty friends who joined us this morning for our Ustream show where we unveiled our NEW year long event for next year! Come Clean 2016, a year filled with project ideas, organizational tips and encouragement and our new Stick It Down Challenge Crafter's Edition all in one place!

We kicked things off with our first project: The Purse-dori!!
Based on a story that Darcie told where she and our other sister used to pretend they were the Doublemint twins and use magazines to represent the little clutch purses the Doublemint twins would swing in the commercial. If you want to watch for fun here is a Youtube link

Taking the design of a Retro clutch purse and using it to become a cover or holder for your Come Clean 2016 booklet, which will be released in January of 2016, was the project for today. You can watch the recordings HERE

We launched a Facebook Group Scrappy Camper Sisters Come Clean 2016 where you will be be able to find our downloads, inspiration and join in with others on this adventure. Click here if you want to join:

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Ustream Class on Saturday December 12th 10 a.m. EST

Hello fellow ScrappyCamperSister!

We have planned a HUGE project for 2016 and we are going to launch it LIVE on Saturday December 12th so we will not have class this Saturday, I am sorry.  We hope you join us for the unveiling of our 2016 project Saturday morning at 10 a.m. EST.

I might do a live remote though for a little bit this Saturday with a shout out from a few special guests so make sure you follow us on Social Media so you don't miss out.