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May 6, 2009

Wednesday Sponsor Giveaways: Express The Moment,, & Catslife Press

Wednesdaygiveaways Expressthemoment


One person will receive Express The Moment's May kit. This month's theme is Unforgettable and sells for $24.95 (over $40 in retail product).

Be sure to check out Kim's blog for a second giveaway opportunity today.


Acloset is a fun online shop with an eclectic east meets west flavor. 

One person will receive a great package that includes a Silk-Covered Accordion Album with photo corners, a very cool Masking Tape from LInvite (Red Dots print), and 3 sticker sheets.

Also check out their selection of freebie digital downloads.




One person will receive the four lovely season stamps shown above.

Catslife Press has a great collection of new wood-mounted stamps available. Read more about Susan and her company here.


To be entered into the drawing today leave a comment answering the following: how often do you scrapbook (if you aren't a scrapbooker, how often do you get a chance to spend time on your hobby/creative passion)? Comments will be closed tonight at 8pm Pacfic (see below) with the winners posted shortly after.

EDITED: the drawing will be at 9pm Pacific tonight :) .


  • 1.
    Lynn said…

    I probably scrapbook twice a month. I would love to do once a week but my schedule just is not allowing it – or better yet I do not know how to fit it into my schedule.

  • 2.
    Jenn N said…

    Right now I am scrapbooking about twice a week but it is in my thoughts every day. I love it! I spend a lot of time going through photos, editing and just enjoying them.

  • 3.
    Iowa Betsey said…

    There are days when I do it all day, and then a week goes by and I don’t do it at all. Any time I can sneak in a few moments, I’ll be in my scrapping area looking at the lake.(And scrapping, of course!)

  • 4.
    Christa said…

    I used to scrap several times a month now I’m lucky if I get to scrap at least a few times year. I really need to get back into it.

  • 5.
    Marilyn said…

    I would normally try to scrap at least once a month if not twice. With a busy work and family schedule, I need to aportion the time fairly. Once I scrap, I would try to complete the project or LO quickly within the week so that I don’t have unfinish work in progress

  • 6.
    Valerie said…

    Hi Ali!
    I get to spend time scrapbooking for a few hours every week. It’s not enough but with 2 little kids I’m grateful for the time I do get.

  • 7.
    kd said…

    I scrapbook in my head every day! It is my dream to get something on paper everyday. I also keep a journal in my purse that I write in often. Have a blessed day!

  • 8.
    Pauline S said…

    Usually about once a week, on the weekend. Wish I had more time to! Going to an Expo later this month that I’m looking forward to, so more time this month!

  • 9.
    Genevieve said…

    I usually sit at my desk and scrap 2 or 3 times a week, maybe more, but I only finish a layout once every week and half/10 days (I’m a short spurt scrapper, lol). That’s ok for me though, it’s more about the time spent than the actual results.

  • 10.
    Linda said…

    Most of the time I can squeeze it in everyday even if its just a few minutes.

  • 11.
    goshery said…

    Although I do scrapbook, I find myself making paper goods like cards and gift tags more than I actually scrapbook. I do some type of craft each day – I’m an empty nester so I have more time now than I have for the past 20 years! I love to spend time on crafts, and it’s a sad day if I can’t squeeze in some craft time.

  • 12.
    Nicky from Canada said…

    I love to scrapbook but currently I am lucky if I can a couple of hours a month. Tough to fit it in.

  • 13.
    Laura Pineau said…

    Not nearly enough! I think about it everynight and plan journaling and photos and layouts in my head. But acutally putting adhesive to paper…maybe once or twice a month.

  • 14.
    lizgleason said…

    lately its been more frequent. as in a little here and there all week. i’m currently doing 6 projects. 2 baby books, 2 wedding present albums and 2 currently for myself. 1 digital and 1 hybrid. so between babysitting, 3 kids and a whole house to take care of, i amazingly find time to do it. i can work 5 days a week and get a little done at a time or i do long periods of time and only do 2 days a week. either way, all my projects are right where they should be and i don’t feel behind. i just try and make it work. not to mention i did an easter mini book and a 50th celebration mini book for my father in law. whew!

  • 15.
    Becky R said…

    Not nearly as much as I would like. Usually it’s only a couple of times per week. I would love to be able to scrap daily, but with a 1 year old, that’s not possible. lol

  • 16.
    Heidi Gore said…

    I have my scrapbooking/paper crafting table set up right in the living room and can usually sit down to do something at least 3 or 4 times a week. It’s how I unwind in the evening. While my husband watches the news, I snip and scrap and paste and glue to my heart’s content–having an empty nest is not so bad after all.

  • 17.

    I try and scrap every day. Sometimes it is just working on a page in an album but most times I am creatings “something” everyday. A day is not complete unless I actually sit at my desk and do something!

  • 18.
    Monda DeWeese said…

    Going digital has enabled me to scrap on my laptop without dragging out my things or sequestering myself in my scraproom. So that lets me scrap while still interacting with my family. Still, I only make an intentional effort once a week on Sunday evenings. Though I confess to surfing for kits and inspiration daily!

  • 19.
    Lydia said…

    i scrapbook continuously, i have several albums that are on-going throughout the year of what i have been doing, one for special trips, both of my boys have one of stuff that’s “just about them”. i also enjoy cooking, quilting, and knitting, so my actual time spent scrapbooking can be a bit sporatic.

  • 20.
    Deborah said…

    There are three days a week when I definitely don’t get to be creative, but on the other days, if I can fit in some card-making or stitching, I will.

  • 21.
    Heidi said…

    I do something with scrapbooking or photos nearly every day. I have a desk set up in our family rooms, so I am not isolated from the rest of the family. It makes for a messy room…but the togetherness is worth it.

  • 22.
    Liz said…

    I LOVE all the giveaways today!!
    Live what you love–and sometimes life just comes at me too fast. I am trying to focus on journaling to capture words or thoughts EVERY DAY…and trying to take more pictures. As our Wisconsin days turn warmer, my garden is my scrapbook and I mulch, weed and reflect every chance I get! It’s raining today, and new plants are unfolding before my eyes….I love playing in the dirt.

  • 23.
    Kelly said…

    At least once a week. I am fortunate enough to have a scrap space in the basement that allows projects to “sit out” at all times. I go down every morning and look at them. I get to “touch” them and “work” on them a couple of times per week for a short time (usually before work…I am exhausted after work). It is the best part of a day and a much needed creative outlet!
    Kelly in St. Louis

  • 24.
    Jennifer Burchell said…

    I haven’t scrapbooked in a long time, busy with work and family but I really miss it and need to get back to it. I do try to still make cards and gifts for special occasions and just finished making my sister’s wedding invitations for her big day in June! Love giveaway’s and hope you pick me!

  • 25.
    Dawn said…

    I am trying to keep up with the Project 365 idea. I try to make a journal card at least every other day. I do full layouts whenever I feel inspired or get new products, which is about once every couple of weeks!

  • 26.
    Viki said…

    I spin or knit almost every day.
    Scrapbooking/journaling 2-3 times a month.
    Wish it was more often, but knitting I can take anywhere and it isn’t as easy with my other interests.

  • 27.
    Niki said…

    I scrapbook very rarely. At the university I don’t have enough time to do creative things, but I like to give presents that I did, so if one of my friends or relatives has birthday, I like to make something special. (And my family is large, and I have lot of friens… ;) )

  • 28.
    Vicky C. said…

    I scrapbook monthly. I’ve been trying to do it more frequently but life with three kids can make it hard sometimes.

  • 29.
    Tiersa said…

    I scrapbook whenerver I get the chance! Being a working (outside of the home) mother doesn’t give me that opportunity much, but I get late nights or early morning scrapping opportunities whenever I can. Sometimes I go to a crop and that is a treat!

  • 30.
    mindy said…

    I would say “not enough”. I try to do something every day, even if it is little like cleaning up my scrap table. But the actual time i spend scrapping is probably only one hour a week. As my kids get bigger I hope that frees up my time a little bit.

  • 31.
    Holly S said…

    Everyday I do something creative…whether it’s editing my pics or working on a layout or right now I’m making pillows…my day doesn’t feel right if I don’t work on a project!
    Thank you for the giveaway-great sponsors!

  • 32.
    marg said…

    hi there, ali –
    i think about scrapbooking often, but have only done it a few times a year, around the kids birthdays,usually. i want to do it more, though! :)

  • 33.
    Jeni Barbas said…

    I really try to do something creative everyday. I’m a SAHM to a 2 year old boy and my husband works from home so we trade off some “me-time” during the day and I get to scrapbook, make cards and gifts. So thankful!

  • 34.
    gretchen said…

    When ever the mood strikes. I haven’t done anything for months then in the past three days I’ve completed about five layouts and a couple of cards and done some sewing. It feels good to be back in the groove!!!!!!

  • 35.
    amy said…

    I have been scrapping about once a month for awhile. I have been trying to make more time to accomplish all the projects that are in my head though:) In an ideal world, I would scrap at least weekly.

  • 36.
    Katie said…

    I try to do something scrapbook related almost every day. Sometimes that might just be downloading photos, or editing or something, but I figure it’s part of the process. I try to create pages a few times a week (although I wish I could do a page a day!).

  • 37.
    Christene said…

    Of course my answer is never enough! My friends and I are now doing a monthly crop, which is great. At home, I try to get something on paper (or some digital work) once a week, with my ultimate goal to be a few times a week. In between, I am a multi-crafter (cross stitch, crochet, sewing, etc.) and always have a project at hand.

  • 38.
    Christina T said…

    I do something scrapbook related everyday. Sometimes it’s taking photos, uploading photos, blogging with photos, journaling, digital scrapbooking, paper scrapbooking, creating minibooks-or just scraplifting your beautiful layouts :)

  • 39.
    peg risley said…

    HI Ali! I try to scrap a few times a month. Friends and I take turns hosting. I read your blog daily for inspiration-thanks!

  • 40.
    Josie said…

    I scrap and knit. Sometimes I focus on knitting more then scrapping and vice versa but I always try to do something at least twice a week.

  • 41.
    Lily said…

    The last weeks I have been scrapbooking every day! I am in a flow.

  • 42.
    Heather T. said…

    Lately, I haven’t been scrapping more than every couple of weeks. I’ve been more in the moment. Eventually, the pile of photos will get to me, and I’ll get them done.

  • 43.
    Kathy S. said…

    I try to find at least a few minutes everyday to at least make a couple of stitches. But, it’s baseball/softball season for 4 kids and there sure is a lot of time spent running around!

  • 44.
    Kelley said…

    I try to scrap twice a month…doesn’t sound like much, but I have a lot planned out in my head before I actually have time to sit down and play!

  • 45.
    Teresa M said…

    I don’t have a regular scrapbook schedule. Usually I have one crop a month that I try to get too.
    This is a great giveaway.

  • 46.
    Susan said…

    Never enough! I feel like I’m so far behind, but we just finished a tiny addition to our house…a scrap room, so hopefully that will change. :)

  • 47.
    Rebeckah said…

    Everyday… it’s “me” time… even if it’s just browsing on-line galleries, I’m doing or thinking about scrapbooking the majority of my time.

  • 48.

    Not nearly as much as I’d like! One or two weekend days per month. :)

  • 49.
    Anna-Marie said…

    With 2 kids I don’t get ssrap as much as I would like. But I do go to a crop each month so at least 1 time a month and then I try to work on my P365 at least 2 times a month, but it’s not as often as I would like. I look forward to when my girls are bigger and I can get some of my “me” time back, but I’m not rushing it, just looking forward to it. I really miss scrapbooking a lot, but there will be time again. Babies aren’t babies for long so I try and enjoy each minute that my girls are small. They are now 4 and 1 and it’s just flying by.

  • 50.
    erica said…

    I scrap maybe once a week and always a few hours on the weekend. I feel sooo busy most days and the stress from my day job drains any creative flow. But when I do feel up to it, it comes in spurts. I’ll see something in a magazine or online and have to run home and play around in my scrapbook room. I’ll turn on some good music, grab a good beer, and lock myself in.