Last Flavor of the Month Kit of 2017: Winter and Love

As many of the country is surrounded by winter weather what better way to celebrate by having a winter/love themed card kit? Valentine’s Day is by far a super popular holiday and who can resist sending a card to a loved one? This card kit will head your way in plenty of time for you to create some sweet winter love themed cards for all those people in your life that need a sweet little card! 

Our Design Team has brought lots of wonderful inspiration, process videos for you to enjoy! I hope you know we have been listening to your suggestions and we are very thankful that you feel comfortable enough to share them with us! 

Make sure to enter the Rafflecopter over on the Scrapping for Less blog for a chance to win one of the 4 collections for this month! 

Head here to sign up for a subscripition: Banana Split or Double Dip levels. Or to purchase a kit of either Banana Split, Deluxe, Double Dip, or Single Scoop for the month of December.

Also please know that we have several November kits and October kits available just in case you missed out!
I am so very glad to be back involved with the Blog Hops! Now, I am not going to promise I will be in every single hop this year but I sure am going to try my best! For a read on what has been happening the past year check out this blog post! Now on to my cards...and I made 4 of them! And all turned out absolutely great   ( I think anyhow!)

I pulled out a coloring medium I often neglect for my Zig Clean Color Brush markers. I hope you enjoy!

Other Items Used for my cards this month:
Whimsicle Stitched Waves by My Favorite Things
Zig Clean Color Markers
Stitched Circles by My Favorite Things
Sentiment Banners by Lawn Fawn
Circle Pouches by My Favorite Things (out of stock but you can join the waitlist)
Circle Shaker Window and Frame by My Favorite Things

Collection 1 Simple Stories Love and Adore
I used Sketch 1

Collection 2 Main Squeeze by American Crafts/Crate Papaer
I used Sketch 2

Collection 3 A Perfect Winter/Snow Fun by Echo Park
I used Sketch 3

Collection 4 Lawn Fawn Winter Plaid
I used Sketch 4

Next hop on Over to: Katie

And should you need some help along the way head to the Scrapping for Less Blog for the whole lineup.
Thanks for joining1

Life Update: Warning Long Post

I just wanted to pop in today and give everyone a little glimpse into where I have been since August (YIKES!) my last blog post here!

I will take this little story all the way back to October of 2016...I decided to expand my business "Scrapping for Less" and open a website. I had been content with the business being a Facebook pre-order site until my sales rep at the time (thanks so very much for that push, Steve Vos) suggested why didn't I expand to the internet and with an online store! Well after some thought and much hard trying and figuring (with his help) I just pushed through and went for it.

Okay, so let's now fast forward to January of 2017...I took my then Product Assistant...more about her on January 1! And a Design Team member and decided if I was going to expand and grow this website I needed to go to the industry's trade show (Creativation) and get my name out there and just see how well I was able to mesh into this wonderful industry!

Wow! what a whirlwind...I went to Phoenix, AZ as a little tiny website (totally unknown) and was a sponge...learning, meeting, and looking at all the possibilities and ways I could grow this business. I was so thankful that I and my team members were accepted with arms wide open by some wonderful companies.

So how does all that pertain to where I have been since August you might ask? Well, I was fooling myself to think that I could single handed practically run a website, a Facebook group, start up a card kit, and be the orderer, packager, and shipper of everything. And at the same time continue to create all the time for all the blog hops, and posts in between!

I tried really hard but I will be totally honest it took its toll and I not only began to put out creations that I was not proud of at all because they had been created at the last minute and under a severe time crunch but it also manifested itself in my health and well being also.

The result was to take a step back from creating, get myself healthy both mentally and physically, focus on growing and expanding the business and strengthening those relationships with others in the industry, and focus on getting some much needed help with the business.

I am here now at the end of 2017 to say that I was able to successfully do all of the above (more about direction, goals, and moving forward on January 1) and then some! I, of course would never say that I feel I am finished but I do feel like I am back to my old self and am wonderfully happy to be back to creating with my team!

Thanks so much for taking the time to read and look into my little corner of the world!

Concord and 9th Joins SFL!

Concord and 9th Is Joining Scrapping for Less
Thanks for joining us today! The wonderful company of Concord and 9th is joining the Scrapping for Less family this month. Concord and 9th is a relatively new company on the horizon (or at least new to us!) We couldn’t be happier to offer their fabulous stamps and dies for you. Join in and hop along and see the fabulous projects the Design Team has created for you today. You can view the Concord and 9th items here and be sure to check out the blog post from Tuesday with some insight to the Concord and 9th family and company.

For my card today I used a couple of Concord and 9th products: Lovely products! Although the execution of my card did not come out quite like I wanted it to! And well, I didn't have time to create I apologize for giving you shoddy work but if you leave a blog comment in telling me how I can salvage this without trashing the whole card I will choose someone to win a prize! Thanks so much for all your help in advance!
I used "Orange You Sweet" Stamp set and Select an Edge Dies. Both of these can be found in the Scrapping for Less Store.

Here is the line-up for the Blog Hop
p.s. The blog prize winner for my prize from the SugarPea Blog hop is Karen Gerek. So sorry about the delay, I just kept forgetting to come here and do it. Thanks so much for joining us for all our blog hops.

A Birthday Bash in July!

A Birthday Bash in July!
Who doesn’t need birthday cards? Those seem to be the absolute most type of cards I need. This month’s card kit is jam packed with great brands, fabulous stamps, and some awesome embellishments to make all those birthday cards you need. Maybe you can even make enough for the rest of the year! Join along as the Design Team wows you with all the awesome creations they have for you sharing this fabulous kit! 

Check out the Flavor of the Month Page and be sure to get your kit early!

For today I have the Single Scoop Level of the Flavor of the Month Card Kit! 
 I was able to complete three adorable cards for the hop! 

Don’t forget to head on back to the Scrapping for Less Blog after you hop along to enter the Rafflecopter for an awesome prize!

SugarPea Designs comes to Scrapping for Less

Thanks so very much for joining us today! We are so very excited to bring this fabulous new brand to the website. SugarPea Designs is joining the SFL family. And we could not be happier to have this company. I recently met up with Wendy Ramlakhan, the owner of SugarPea designs and interviewed her about her company. If you missed it you can check out the video on the Scrapping for Less YouTube Channel. 
So, lots of SugarPea going on today! Hop on along for inspiration from the Design Team and then head on back to the Scrapping for Less blog to enter the Rafflecopter for a chance to win a SugarPea prize!

And for today...I don't have any inspiration for you :( I have been extremely busy with the Flavor of the Month so my crafting time this month has been very slim. Anyhow for my  blog if you would leave me a comment on what you are liking about Scrapping for Less I will choose a winner via for the stamp and die set I was going to use in my inspiration. Thanks so much for joining us today and playing along!

NEXT UP IS: Tina Smith

Ahoy Mateys, It's June's Flavor of the Month Kit!

Ahoy, Mateys! Pirates & Mermaids Be on Ye' Horizon! Scrapping for Less has partnered with Lawn Fawn and Neat&Tangled to bring you a treasure trove of fantastic stamp sets! In this month's kit only! Two full-size stamps are Lawn Fawn's "Ahoy Matey" "Mermaid for You", plus "So Jelly" shall be your booty! Shiver me Timbers there's more. If you purchase the Banana Split level Neat&Tangled joins the crew with the sentiment stamp "Hope Anchors" But wait...we discovered so many fantastic items we couldn't bare to make them walk the plank so we put them in kits that can be purchased, A LA Carte! Along with some other treasure to be had if 'ye wish. 'Tis no mirage but alas a booty only comes along once in a Mermoon so grab it while 'ye can!
Now hop on along and see what the team has fished up with the kit so 'ye can be inspired.

For my posts today I used in order of the Sketches 1-4 and used Collections 1-4 respectively....

For cards 1-3 I had the Single Scoop Level....


On Card #4 I used the Double Dip level...that octopus is so cute!

Here is the blog hop lineup for 'ye!
Handmade By Renuka (Guest Designer)
Teresa Russell: Fresh and Renewed
Kimberly Smith: Sunshine, Smiles, and Cards
Tanya Hahn: Crafting On Caffeine
Sandy Hentzel: Scrapbook Blessings Club
Jessica Wilson: Stampin' and Craftin'
Tina Smith: Cards and Coffee Time
Stacy Tiedemann: Craft-A-Holic Momma

And don't forget to head back to the Scrapping for Less Blog and enter that there Rafflecopter so 'ye can be entered for a prize! AAARGH! I promise 'ye won't be sorry!

Mermaid and Home Decor'

Hello my crafty friends! I am here today to share with you a little bit of an obsession this summer! I am obsessed with mermaids! What a lovely and mythical thing to be obsessed with, right? Well I purchased this die set from Little B...(from Scrapping for Less of course) You can shop two places...the Facebook Group or the Website! If you would like to purchase this die just let me know and I can get it ordered for you!

So, I decided to decorate this little chalkboard that hangs in my scrapbook room with the dies I cut out from this die set.

Funny story about this chalkboard: In March my daughter who lives in Oregon was here for a day she graciously helped me do some reorganizing in my scrapbook room. I said "I need to put up a new quote." To which she replied let of course I did...and she wrote and drew without letting me see it and then hung it back up! I squealed with delight at how fitting and adorable! 

This photo does not do it justice at all!

Photos of the Dies: The back of the die packages shows that you can paper piece and use different colors with the die however I found that pretty difficult to do so I just used some shimmer paper I had and cut them all out with a solid color.


Anyhow even though I couldn't figure out how to paper piece lots of nice dies to use on all those summer ocean and beach themed cards. 

Thanks for taking the time to visit.

A Sweet Thank You!

Has someone ever touched a loved one's life so profoundly you knew you had to thank them in some way?

My granddaughter was in a friend of mine's classroom this year in 5th grade. Mrs. Hindley forever laid an imprint on my granddaughter's heart and life. I watched Hannah grow from a bit insecure and not confident in her abilities little girl to blossom into a confident, outgoing, bubbly young lady!

So thankful for great teachers who pour their lives into students...Mrs. Hindley is moving to 6th grade next year and Hannah would be doubly blessed to have her again.

I created this card to send out to my friend as a thank you/congratulations card. Thanks for the great impact she made on Hannah's life this year and congrats on the brand new job!

Supplies Used: 

Avery Elle: Pegasus Duo
Gold Foil Cardstock
Navy Cardstock
Tim Holtz Distress Watercolor Paper
Ranger Gold Fine Embossing Powder
Doodlebug Fairytale 6x6 Paper Pad
Prima Metallic Accents Semi-Watercolor Paint Set
Gold Delicata Ink Pad (for the stars) 
Dies Used: MFT Circle Stax 2, Scalloped Circle Frame Die

All supplies purchased through Scrapping for Less

I am entering this card in the following challenges: 


What Could Be Better Than Lawn Fawn?

What Could Be Better than Lawn Fawn? 
Scrapping for Less brings you a whole month of Lawn Fawn! We are kicking off this month’s feature focus with a blog hop showcasing all the brand new Lawn Fawn products. We hope you will find some inspiration and you will love this company as much as we do. So sit back, join in, and be ready to be wowed with some fabulous projects from our Design Team! 

Here is the card I came up with for today!

Supplies Used: 
Lawn Fawn Zig Zag Circles
Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Border
Lawn Fawn Ocean Waves Die
Lawn Fawn Palm Trees Die
Lawn Fawn Octopi My Heart Stamp and Die
Lawn Fawn Love You Tons Stamp 
 (I didn't have the die for this one so I had to fussy cut...:( )
Lawn Fawn Whale You Be Mine Stamp and Die
Lawn Fawn Big Scripty Words and Die
Lawn Fawn Beachside 6x6 paper pad
Lawn Fawn Watercolor Wishes 6x6 paper pad
White Cardstock
Copic Markers

Here is the Blog Line Hop:

Remember to sign up for the Rafflecopter at the Scrapping for Less Blog for a chance at a fabulous Lawn Fawn prize!

Linking this to the following Challenge over at Use Your Stuff: Summer Fun Blog Hop

Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog Guest Designer : Boho Edition

Hello my Crafty Friends! Today I am up on the Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog. I have been privileged to be a guest designer there this month. This week the theme was Bohemian Rhapsody. I chose to interpret this theme through the use of bright color! This gave me a chance to use some great products that have been hanging around my craft room not receiving any love!

Supplies Used: 

Sunburst Die: Gina Marie Designs
My Favorite Things Rainbow Stripe 6x6 Paper Pad
Lawn Fawn Scripty Hello Die
My Favorite Things Fancy Flowers Stamps and Die-Namics
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers

Don't forget to check out Scrapping for Less where you can buy lots of these great supplies (and others like them at fabulous less than retail prices) 

Until Later, Teresa

May Flavor of the Month "Summer Fun" with Scrapping for Less

Hello Crafty Friends! This month’s Flavor is all about Summer Fun…bright, fun, summer colors! Another fabulous “Flavor of the Month” blog hop is here! And do we ever have some fantastic projects for you this month! Join us and hop along and get some inspiration for the fabulous collections we have with this month’s flavor. Echo Park and Bo Bunny are the paper collections this month along with a variety of stamp companies featured! Click on the Flavor of the Month link and subscribe I promise you won’t be sorry. We also have a great prize for you this month….one of our past collections (just a teaser so you can know the great value of this kit)…the banana split level! 

I opted to share with you today the Single Scoop Level of the May Summer Fun kit. So sit back, take a look at what you can do with some pattern paper, some stamps and just your cutter and adhesive added in!


​Blog Hop Line Up:
Scrapping for Less
Teresa Russell You are here!
Tanya Hahn
Stacy Tiedemann
Jessica Wilson
Tina Smith
Kimberly Smith
Yvonne Morentin 
Sandy Hentzel

So make sure you enter the Rafflecopter on the Scrapping for Less blog to be entered to win!

Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog: Guest Designer

I am thrilled once again to be a guest designer at Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog. I  absolutely love sequins! In fact I love them so much they are a component in each and every collection in our Flavor of the Month card kit over at Scrapping for Less. I partnered with Michelle, from Kennedy Grace Creations to supply all the sequins for our card kits. So, this week I am giving away a package of sequins from KG. 

Today, I have created a cute card using a stamp from a beloved company!  I absolutely adore La La Land Stamps! I am obsessed right now with mermaids and sequins! Sparkly and shiny is all the rage right now! Shaker cards are a huge trend in card making. 


La La Land Mermaid Marci
Papers from my stash
Sentiment stamp: Paper Smooches

Until Later,

Dream Big with Scrapping for Less and Pink&Main this month!

Hello my lovely crafty friends! I again am so excited to bring you another great stamp company to the website. We have the fabulous company of Pink and Main! I soooo love Michelle...isn't she just adorable? If you didn't check out our "Getting to Know the Brand" blog post last Monday please do so, she is one fantastic lady. So, the Design Team has worked super hard again to bring you great projects for inspiration. We have a selection of items in the store for you of Pink and Main products...many of them the brand new release that just happened! So hop along with us and get inspired as the team shares their projects.

I love hummingbirds and absolutely love watching them out my dining room window so when I saw this stamp set I just had to have it!!!  And, when I purchased it way back in January there weren't matching dies for it...but now there are and I am picking them up today! So if this stamp set is on your radar hold on a bit and the dies will be up on the website to match the stamp!

So for today I created this super cute card! And I used my leftover March card kit papers for my background and my cardbase was leftover from that kit as well! I am loving that I can pull my leftovers from my kits to create other items. Happy hopping!

Supplies Used:
Pink and Main: Hummingbird Stamp
MFT: Scalloped Circles
MFT: Geometric Grid Stencil...this is thanks to Kim's great review!
Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean
Colored with Copics
Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Marker
Glossy Accents
MME "Hello Gorgeous" 6x6 papers
Cardbase My Colors: "Tropical Sea" 

Blog Hop Lineup:

Blog Hop Line Up:
Scrapping for Less
Yvonne Morentin
Stacy Tiedemann
Teresa Russell
Kimberly Smith
Sandy Hentzel
Jessica Wilson
Tanya Hahn

Use Your Stuff: With a Star Wars Theme!

Hello my crafty friends! I am up today as a guest designer over at the Use your Stuff Challenge Blog! I am so excited to have been asked to be a guest designer this month. I am also sponsoring the Use Your Stuff Challenges for the whole month. I own/operate a website where I sell hot, trendy scrapbook and paper crafting supplies at less than retail cost. Check us out at Scrapping for Less. This week I have a prize of some Nuvo Glitter drops:Midnight Sky...Cause this reminded me of the galaxy sky that I created on my box pop up card that I have to share with you.

Here is my project that I have to share with you today. I created a pop up box birthday card with a space galaxy theme.

Supplies Used:

Prima Watercolor 6x6 Paper Pad
Distress Inks to create a galaxy background on the paper: chipped sapphire, mustard seed, wilted violet, and pine needles
Lawn Fawn: Out of this World Stamp and Die
Copic Markers
MFT Berrylicious Cardstock
Lawn Fawn Scallop Box Pop Up Card Die

A Better view of the galaxy background. This is the top down view.

Thanks so much for joining me today. I hope you enjoyed my box pop up card. I totally enjoyed creating it and using products that tend to sit around until I get ready to use them. 

Until Later,

Flavor of the Month: April Showers Bring May Flowers

Thanks so much for joining us for our second month of our Flavor of the Month card kit. The design team again has knocked it out of the park with the great projects using this kit. This card kit is like no other one on the market. Want to try several different paper collections, want to receive 4 stamp sets each month (some exclusive to our card kit…coming in the near future!)? Well, if so you will not want to miss subscribing to or purchasing this kit. 
Versatility is the name of this kit! With this great Spring look you can make all sorts of different cards! If you missed out last month the explanation/introduction to how this kit works and what to expect is linked on the SFL “Flavor of the Month” page.

For this month I used the

to create the following 2 cards from Collection 2 and Collection 4...

Here is the lineup for the blog hop: 
Scrapping for Less
Yvonne Morentin
Jessica Wilson
Tanya Hahn
Teresa are here
Sandy Hentzel
Kimberly Smith
Stacy Tiedemann

Be sure to visit the SFL blog as we will have a Rafflecopter prize again this month!
And introducing this month an exclusive partnership with Kennedy Grace Creations as we will be using her sequins with each and every collection. Some sequin mixes will be custom to the collections, some will be pulled from her current mixes.