Saturday, February 28, 2015

March Sneak Peek #3

Tonight's the night that we reveal all of the new March kits, but first, here's one last sneak peek at one of the March FOTM lines. Today's layout comes from My Mind's Eye designer, Tamara Jensen, and features MME's new Hello World line. The color combo in this line is unique and the patterns are fun. You're going to love it!

Friday, February 27, 2015

March Sneak Peek #2

Today's Sneak Peek come straight from the October Afternoon blog and October Afternoon's designer, Alex Gadji. She used the new Saturday Mornings product line to create this fresh and lively layout. (I see a little scraplifting in my future! How about you?)

Thursday, February 26, 2015

March Sneak Peek #1

Today's Sneak Peek comes from our very own Rochelle Spears and shows off Simple Stories' new Life Documented line that will make an appearance in our March FOTM Kit. ...LOVE!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

February Kit Spotlight: BasicGrey J'Adore Day #2

The grid layout, based on this month's featured sketch from was a popular layout option among our designers for the BasicGrey J'Adore layout kit. Rochelle used this kit and this month's sketch to create yesterday's layout, and Deborah used the same kit and sketch to create today's layout. I love how Deborah used the rub-ons and some additional elements from the kits to embellish the boxes. Sweet and simple...

Layout by Guest Designer, Deborah Doyno, using the BasicGrey J'Adore layout kit in the February Flavors of the Month Kit... and this month's sketch...

Sketch by Becky Fleck at

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

TSR Member Gallery Update: Save Your Photos!

Good Morning, Friends! I wanted to give everyone a heads up that we will be disabling the TSR Message Board and Member Gallery at the end of February. Over the past few years, it has been a constant target for spammers, and since social media has shifted and we've moved our updates to the blog and to our TSR Facebook page, the message board and member gallery are no longer the active sites that they were in years past.

Going forward, we will continue to utilize our blog and our Facebook page to remain in contact with our customers, and soon we'll be adding Pinterest to our regularly updated social media venues. I'll keep you posted on the details as soon as we're set up and ready to go there.

In the meantime, if there is anything in our Member Gallery or Message Board archives that you need to download before we shut it down, please take the next ten days to do that. I will not have access to any uploaded photos after the member gallery has been deactivated.

And on that note, a blog post without a photo is boring, so I'll close with a bit of layout inspiration created with our February Flavors of the Month Kit...

 Layout by Rochelle Spears using the BasicGrey J'Adore layout kit in the February FOTM Kit. 
(Don't you just love that grid?!!!)

Friday, February 13, 2015

February Kit Spotlight: Crate Paper Kiss Kiss Day #4

It's Friday, and the weekend is upon us! YEA! Don't you just love Fridays? They seem to almost literally lift a little bit of weight off of the shoulders for a few minutes...

I hope you'll have some time this weekend to pull out your February kits and create a layout or two. If you're looking for a quick-and-easy two-page layout, Brenda Carpenter's February Recipe Card, using the Crate Paper Kiss Kiss layout kit, gives you a great place to start. You can find and download all of the February Recipe Cards HERE.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

February Kit Spotlight: Crate Paper Kiss Kiss Day #3

Don't you just LOVE a good grid layout. They just seem to come together so smooth and easy... and they always look fabulous! This month's sketch, from Becky Fleck at, features a great grid that shows off several beautiful little swatches of paper and one fantastic photo.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

February Kit Spotlight: Crate Paper Kiss Kiss Day #2

It's Day #2 of our Crate Paper Kiss Kiss week, and today's layout comes from designer, Rochelle Spears. I love how she scattered the smaller embellishments included in the kit around the photo and layered papers.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

February Kit Spotlight: Crate Paper Kiss Kiss Day #1

With Valentine's Day coming up this weekend, let's use this week to take a closer look at the layouts created with this month's Crate Paper Kiss Kiss layout kit. Today's layout is brought to you by our Guest Designer, Deborah Doyno.

And a closer look at the layering... Super Cute!

Friday, February 6, 2015

Welcome Guest Designer, Deborah Doyno!

Let's head into the weekend with some gorgeous layout inspiration from our first Guest Designer of 2015, Deborah Doyno. But first, let's meet Deborah and get to know a little bit about her...

How long have you been scrapbooking and how did you get started?
I’ve been scrapping for about 16 years now. I started scrapbooking after being invited to a Creative Memories home class and buying the whole kit and caboodle!

Describe your scrapbooking style?I like to think that my scrapping style varies based on who or what I am scrapping. With two boys and one girl, my layouts can vary from clean and simple for the boys to artsy and very embellished for my daughter. Describe your scrapbooking process?My main goal when planning my pages is to capture the memories in the photos. Using my education in design, my goal is to create fun and innovative layouts. I really like to use sketches too. Starting with the photos I am using, I usually will find a sketch that I can use as the basis for my layout and then pick paper and embellishments from there.

Favorite manufacturers and why?I love working with Crate Paper, My Mind’s Eye, Simple Stories, Fancy Pants and Echo Park collections.  Even though they all have different styles, I love to have the variety of styles to complement the huge back log of photos I am working with.  I don’t think I will ever be current with my photos or albums! 
Below are three layouts that are among my favorites. These layouts capture the essence of why I scrap... preserving those memories!!!

Deborah has been a TSR member for several years now. We're excited to have her join our Design Team as our Guest Designer for the next three months!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Looking for a few extras to coordinate with your February Kits?

Because of the way that we have to order papers and embellishments, sometimes we end up with a few extra packages of embellishments and possibly a few extra sheets of paper. And, sometimes we even have a few items not featured in the kits! Each month is a little different. We generally try to put up these coordinating extras in our ScrapRoom Store in the New This Month Section and then again in Coordinating with this month's Kit Section within a day or so of the updates. We have added our February coordinating items for this month, so take a quick peek to see if you'd like any of these goodies added to your monthly shipment.

Members, there's still time to get items added to your February packages if you e-mail us with your order today! Remember that quantities are limited, so the earlier you e-mail me at, the more likely we are to be able to reserve the extras that you want.

Here's a quick peek at a few of the coordinating items that we have available this month:

Crate Paper Kiss Kiss Stickers (2 sheets): $3.99

Pebbles We Go Together Accordian Fold Hearts: $3.99

Pebbles We Go Together Epoxy Phrase Stickers: $2.99

AC Red Fun & Games FOAM Thickers (2 sheets): $4.99

October Afternoon Milk Money Puffy Thickers: $2.99

Webster's Pages Chalboard Little Letters: $1.49

February Project Life Kit Paper Set: $3.99
*Crate Paper Kiss Kiss Cutouts Paper w/Gold Foil Accents
*Bobunny Altitude Bundled Paper
*Webster's Pages Storyteller Cards 2 Paper