Sunday, June 24, 2012

"Use Your Stash" Challenge Week 1

Mandy's "Use Your Stash" Challenge Week #1 Project

Items used from my stash:
Stella Paper Collection from Close to my Heart
Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge from Close to my Heart
Just for You Stamp set from Close to my Heart

Tonight I was inspired by a crafty friend of mine, Jayma Malme from

Jayma did a video on a Close to my Heart card she made with a few very simple supplies and a cool stamp set that I have had for a while and have been meaning to play with. So I decided to challenge myself and make this my week #1 project and see if I could duplicate her card and have it look half way decent. To my surprise it was actually really easy to do, only took me maybe 5 minutes.

For information on the supplies I used in this card please check out my other blog at:

You are also always welcome to send me an email with any questions you may have :)

The Scrappykins "Use Your Stash" Weekly Challenge!

So we here at Scrappykins are getting ready for a yard sale next weekend where we will be selling a lot of our scrapbook supplies we never use. As I was talking to one of my friends tonight, I caught myself saying "It's a shame I have so many great supplies and never use them!" So that is what sparked me to announce a new weekly challenge. What we are challenging you to do is to use 3 supplies from your stash on a project once week. The supplies can be anything like paper, embellishments or tools you haven't gotten around to using in a while. We basically want to see how creative you can get with your supplies that you haven't touched in a while.

When you complete your project email us a photo and a list of the supplies you used up from you stash on the project. At the end of the week we will post the photo of our favorite project and who made it. At the end of the month we will do a drawing where the winner will receive a cool prize.

The winner at the end of the month will also receive this cool blinkie to add to their own blog:

We here at Scrappykins will also be posting our weekly projects to keep everyone inspired.

Good luck everyone and we cannot wait to see what you come up with!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Cricut Cartridge Storage Solution!

Just finished putting together several of our Cricut Cartridge Storage Boxes. I have a limited quantity available. The cartridges DO NOT come with the box; they are in the photo merely to give you an idea of what it looks like with the cartridges in it. I LOVE my box and it makes taking all my cartridges to crops a whole lot easier! Each box can hold around 72 cartridges and comes with:
  • the box
  • the clear plastic dividers
  • all the Velcro you will need
  • and I even added some extra dividers and Velcro pieces

I am asking $30 for each box. Just imagine how much space this box will save for you in your scrap space!

To any of you who are planning on coming to our yard sale next weekend (SO excited for it...there is going to be ALOT of awesome scrapbook deals there....send me an email for the address if you are interested in coming) and would like one or more of these boxes you are welcome to pick them up at the yard sale and avoid having to pay shipping. Also, for an additional $5 I can print all your labels for you and you can pick them up with your box. To anyone wanting to have one shipped I could of course ship the labels for the same $5 + shipping. The box doesn't weight a lot.....very light weight and space saving.

I only have a small quantity available right now so be sure to snatch one up before they are gone!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Time for another giveaway!

We think it is about time for another giveaway! This one is going to be a slightly different type of giveaway than our last one! We are calling this one a "referral giveaway". We are hoping to reach 100 followers by the end of the month. In order to achieve this we are going to give a great prize away to the follower that refers the most people to become a new follower.

So here is how it will work:
When you refer someone to become a follower of our blog have them make a comment on this post and mention your name and that you referred them. In order for it to count in your referrals total they not only have to make a comment on this post but also become a follower. But that is all you have to do!

We are giving away a very cool prize with this giveaway. We decided to give away one of our favorite tools here at Scrappykins, a set of our Distress Ink color swatch tag sets.

If we reach 100 followers by the end of the month we will throw in another surprise in with the color swatch tags.

Good luck everyone!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Distress Ink Color Swatch Tag Sets

We here at Scrappykins love distress inks and have developed a cool set of color swatch tags to make it easier to pick colors for our projects. We decided to pass on the opportunity to get a set like this to our fans. So we are selling a limited quantity of these color swatch tags. Each set comes with all 48 distress ink color tags, each tag is colored and has a label on the back of the tag with the name of that color. You don't have to do anything to them, they are ready to use on your next project. Each set it $15 plus shipping.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Distress Pearl Pens

I just uploaded our first tutorial video on our YouTube channel tonight on the technique I discovered how to do a few months ago. I have come to call them my "distress pearls". Check out the video by clicking the link below and let us know what you think! Also be sure to become a subscriber on our YouTube channel so you are sure to see all out upcoming tutorials.

Here is the video:

Monday, June 4, 2012

Scrapbook Organization

We here at Scrappykins have been working very hard on scrapbook organization solutions. In order to be able to fully enjoy scrapbooking it is important to not only know what you already have so you don't buy duplicates but also to know where everything is so its readily available for your next scrapbooking project.

So we are looking for your input on this topic. What are some categories of your scrapbook supplies that you have the most trouble organizing. What groups of supplies are your favorite? For example your favorite supplies could be stickles, glimmer mists, markers, Cricut cartridges, distress inks or alcohol inks...just to name a few.

Saturday, June 2, 2012

2/3 of the Scrappykins Team

Here we are, Mandy (left) and Shannon (right - the newest addition), two-thirds of Scrappykins. This photo was taken in front of our local craft store where Mandy organized and held a crop.

We had a lot of fun scrapping away and we'd like to thank everyone who came out!

If you'd like to know more about the crops Mandy holds and you live in Ohio, shoot us an email at

Friday, June 1, 2012

Special Giveaway Update!

Thank you for everyone who participated in our giveaway! We will being doing another one soon so keep stopping by to see the details!

Now to the part everyone is waiting for......drum roll please! The winner is.......Pamela! Congrats Pamela :) Send me an email at:

Please include your contact info including your mailing address so we can mail your prize out to you :)

Friday, May 25, 2012

Sneak Peek!

Check out what’s coming soon from Scrappykins. We are excited and can’t wait to reveal some of our new products to you!

Hold tight! And remember to follow us and leave a comment for a chance to win a prize! You have till the end of May to enter!! And tell your friends!!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wedding Dolls

Customized wedding dolls would really make wedding scrapbooks extra special and would make a great wedding gift!  They can be customized to look like the real person, or the whole wedding party!

For information on the dolls email us at:

Prom Dolls

As we are approaching the end of Prom season we are entering the season of scrapbooking all those great Prom photos. Scrappykins Prom dolls are the perfect addition to those prom photos. They can be customized to look like the real person.

For information on the dolls email us at:

Special Giveaway!

I am doing a special giveaway on my new Scrappykins blog. To qualify you need to do the following things: 1.) Click the "join this site" link on the right hand side of the blog (its blue). and 2.) Make a comment on the blog, on any of our posts. At the end of the month I will be doing a drawing and one lucky person will be randomly picked to win a very cool prize :) Good luck everyone!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Thank You Grandpa!

I would like to start off our new blog buy taking this opportunity to share with you all one of my favorite dolls I have ever made. I made this doll of my Grandpa for my Mom as a surprise. We started Scrappykins several years ago after he passed away and I was very excited to get this doll made in his memory. Thank you Grandpa for always being there when we needed you and we hope to continue to make you proud of us! 

Do you have a family member you would like to remember in your scrapbooks?
Contact us at:

We would love to work something out for you!

Welcome to our New Blog!

We are very excited that you stopped by to check out our blog. While our blog is fresh a lot of you may already know us for our special customized scrapbook dolls. We have been working on some new projects lately and we plan to actively blog about them and the new techniques we are learning. Our goal is to help teach others how to grow into their own scrapbooking style while provide them with unique scrapbook embellishments that will make their scrapbook projects extra special. If I have said it once I will say it again, "You cannot look at other's work and think negatively about your own. You aren't scrapbooking for them, you are scrapbooking for you! It is important to do what you feel is your own style and continue to grow from there."

In the next few days I will be posting details about our first blog challenge so be sure to stop back for details!

Mandy Greenbaum
Scrappykins Custom Scrapbook Cutouts