Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Huge Westcott Giveaway

Are you following the Charity Wings blog?  Well why not!Westcott-pinkline13We are giving away a huge prize worth $100 for just following the Charity Wings blog.  That’s all you have to do. 

But you better hurry because you only have until Thursday, March 31!

Be sure to change you bookmarks or Reader to the Charity Wings blog.  We’re no longer updating this one!

Friday, March 4, 2011

The end of the "Scrapbook Royalty" blog - please go to Charity Wings to stay in touch

Dear amazing and inspiring readers,

Just a little note....we are officially transitioning all of our posts to the Charity Wings blog.  

So to stay in touch with everything happening at Charity Wings, please adjust your following to the new blog!  Join us!

Happy National Craft Month, everyone!

Blog Feature: Bubblegum Life

As promised, our goal is introduce you to some amazing designers, avid crafters, talented folks through this blog.  The introduction will hopefully always include an example of one of their great projects and/or a video tutorial.  Today's blogger feature is the incredibly cute blog of Carrie Elias and Gloria King called Bubblegum Life.  They've been so kind as to let us borrow their latest post for you all!  Check them out!


Thanks for stopping by to see our projects today!  I loved the photos from our last photo prompt so much, that I decided to use some of my favorite scrapbooks papers to create a 12x12 layout.....

Ryan & Ponyo *LOVE*

When I went to make my layout, I really liked how clean the lines looked before I adhered everything together so this ended up being the first layout I've done without sewing in I don't know how long : )  To take advantage of this I mounted my photo onto chipboard so they would have a little bit of lift.  And to add even more depth, there are pop-up foamies under the heart border on the right and also the square love journaler.....

Ryan & Ponyo *LOVE* (details left)

Ryan & Ponyo *LOVE* (details right)

.....So pretty much this layout is most of the items below all layered together in the center of my paper.  And here are all the individual pieces I used (the Hambly Overlay and Prima Pearls are from the lovely Color Me Miki shop).....

Ryan & Ponyo *LOVE* (pieces)

This layout ended up being so special to me, that it is now displayed in my living room safely encased (and protected from the doggies) in a black 12x12 photo box : )

I hope you get a chance to make something you love sometime soon <3

And here's Nely's project using the current Pink Ninja Addicts monthly kit named Redemption Song.....

happy project monday!!, when making a layout for this picture, I knew I wanted neutral colors with a pop of color!  All the perfect papers and trims were in the march kit *redemption song* from Pink Ninja Addicts!  I love how the turquoise paper "pops" in the background, and it has a hint a brown to blend in with the background.  It came out simple, but perfect for me!!  hope you have a happy creative day!!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

The Happiest Expo on Earth!!!

I've almost recovered from our time in Anaheim this weekend at the first Scrapbook Expo of the year! If you didn't already know, Charity Wings is hosting the crops at all 13 Scrapbook Expo's this year. Add to that a rocking, fun filled booth with I must say the best Make and Take at the Expo, and a very special guest Suzi Blu! I just love spending time with Suzi, she is so talented, she makes me want to create fun art! Which is how it should be, art should be from the heart and soul and it should make you smile and want to create more art!

We used these awesome new products by Faber Castel, my favorite were the Watercolor Color Pencils. It's like Crayola Color Pencils gone wild! We used Suzi Blu's little petite doll stamps by Unity Stamps and these cool canvas tags by Maya Road.

We had 2 fantastic give aways going and I know the folks out there who participated are just dying to know if they won or not so I won't lead them on much longer.

Did you win the Cricut Imagine or Flip Pal?  click here to see the winning numbers! Prizes have not been claimed yet!

If both of you would contact us at info@charitywings.org, we'll get those on their way to you. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us. Once we know the names of these fair ladies we'll get them posted!

I would like to take a moment and thank the wonderful volunteers who helped us out at the Expo over the weekend! They really are the heart of Charity Wings, without their help we could not function!

I would also like to thank all of the vendors that were so generous and donated items for the raffles each night for the crops. We were able to raise over $2,500.00for 2 really great charities. I'll get Elena to post their info.

The crops were a lot of fun, Friday and Saturday night I have to say the highlight for me was the Westcott Scissor Dance Off, this is new to the crops this year, we got the ladies up and shaking their...well you know what they were shaking and we gave away lots of great products from Westcott!

Both nights we also awarded 4 lucky people with either an ecraftwell machine or a Kodak Scanner Printer!
I have to say the prizes and raffles were just awesome!

If you want to check out some of the action you can view photos at

in the folder:
110224 Anaheim Scrapbook Expo

Next up for us will be the Pleasanton,California Expo, March 18th and 19th. If you live in the area and would like to help out, please contact Elena at elena@charitywings.org she would love the help!

Hope to see you all soon at a Scrapbook Expo near you!