Monday, August 31, 2009

Exciting BLOG news at AllyScraps!

September is almost here, and that means some new and exciting things will be going on at the AllyScraps blog! Glad you stopped by. This month we will be sharing lots of cool scrapbooking inspiration guided by some really wonderful guests! You'll notice more frequent postings, blog challenges and lots of fun.

First off, we welcome Kimber McGray. It's our real pleasure to have Kimber joining us this month, she will be sharing some awesome projects and doing features with brand new products from Jillibean Soup and Core'dination cardstock. Here's a little about Kimber...



Always a crafter of some kind, Kimber McGray started scrapbooking 4 ½ years ago and has never looked back. Obsessed would be a mild way of describing her love of paper crafting. Over the past three years, Kimber's work has been published in Memory Makers, Creating Keepsakes, BHG Scrapbooks Etc., Scrapbook Trends, Cards, CardMaker, Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine regular issues, as well as featured in different Idea Books. Her work has also appeared in major ad campaigns for We R Memory Keepers. Kimber was also announced as a Hall of Fame 2007 winner with Creating Keepsakes. Kimber's 1st book, Scrapbook Secrets was recently released in May 2009. Her 2nd book with F&W Publications will be released early 2010. She enjoys working with all different aspects of the industry by designing in all realms. She is currently designing for 4 different Manufacturers: Jillibean Soup, Unity Stamps, Core'dinations Cardstock and Inchie Arts. This helps her keep her work fresh and new as well as challenge her to use different products daily. She lives in Carmel, Indiana, with her husband Bill of 10 years and two children, Andrew (6) and Laura (4).

Chris Hertel, just finishing up a stint on our regular design team will also be joining us. We've asked her to share her computer expertise this month, sharing a few hybrid tips with us and awesome layouts too!

On September 17th we will be having another special guest. Nikki Sivils will be joining us for a "manufacturer chat" and a peek into her scrapbook world. There will be tons of Halloween inspiration with her fun products and a special giveaway too. Hope you'll join us for some fun!

I will be posting some cool projects and a fun challenge or two. But first, how about a giveaway... If you leave a comment on this post and tell me what kind of things you'd love to see on our blog, you'll be entered into a drawing for a fun prize! So, get going, I look forward to hearing your ideas! Check back next Monday to see the name of the lucky winner. Have a great week, Dana

14 comments:

Colleen said...

Sounds like you've got lots of fun things planned already, but I'm looking forward to seeing lots of different samples of people's work and some challenges! Very exciting!

jo said...

My name is joannie and i am a "sketchaholic"!! I would love to see new sketches!!

connie said...

Sounds like a fun month! I would love to see new techniques.

Scrappyjean said...

I'm always looking for double page layout ideas that are fresh OR singles that can be rotated to create a partner page.

Looks like you and Cathy have been busy behind the scenes with tons of organization as usual.

BabyBokChoy said...

I simply like to see more projects of every kind: cards, altered, layouts, lots of photos, few photos, bring them all on!! :)

KimberlyH said...

I would love to see challenges and layouts that include the use of several photos instead of just one.I usually have more than one photo to work with.

Erika M. said...

I'd love to see some tutorials to go along with the projects taht are shown.

Cindy said...

I enjoy making cards, stamping, chipboard albums, and like to alter all kinds of things. I would like to see more ideas on all of the above. I just finished up altering some match boxes, and am currently working on altering some pencil boxes. I especially like Bo Bunny products.

Jingle said...

I would love to see some great gift ideas - really nice things that can be given for any holiday!

Lil-Rosi said...

I always love to see eye-catching color combos, as well as new techniques!

joscelyne cutchens said...

I always love seeing challenges and also pretty projects/layouts. :)

Abby said...

I love tutorials and project ideas. My fav projects are layouts! :)

breys_gramma said...

another sketchaholic here. Love the sketches.

Jamie said...

It was great to visit the store when we came out to visit my inlaws a couple of months ago. such a wonderful store!

I'll definitely be following the blog for all of these cool things.