Archive for March, 2009

Quickpage Tuesday

March 31, 2009

I’m back with a new quickpage. This week I am celebrating Spring with a the gorgeous kit, Clearly Something by Wendy Page.


My quickpage is titled My Favorite Thing About Spring. In the spring and autumn you will often hear the saying around Kansas, “If you don’t like the weather today, wait til tomorrow, it will be different” sadly, it is more often than not true, this week was no exception. Last week it was over 80 degrees here; the kids were wearing shorts, soccer season was in full swing, the flowers were blooming. That all came to a screaching hault this past weekend when a cold front blew in dumping more than a foot of snow. Got to love Spring.

Anyway, here is what you are getting this month


Grab it here

Have you seen the Freebie Kit by Dani and Trish put together for the current Blog Challenge. The kit is super cute and way easy to get, scroll down and check it out, then head into the store, and forums!

Blog Challenge Winner

March 30, 2009

Hey it’s Dani here w/ the winner from the last blog challenge! I had dh pick a random number.  And the winner is Junebugmom68 layout Dream. She won a gift certificate for $5 to the ESS shop!  Junebugmom68 please pm TrishH w/ your email addy so she can send you your gift certificate!

ESS is the Featured Shop at TDS!

March 30, 2009

Click HERE to view the articles and Download the gorgeous freebie our designers have made for you!!’

LOTW–March Week 4 (and LOTM VOTING!)

March 30, 2009

Okay, ladies, here’s our winner of LOTD for Week 4 of March:

Image is linked, so go leave Dani some love!

Also, we’re voting for LOTM now for March. Our members decide who wins, so come vote here.

Inspiration Friday

March 27, 2009

Hey all!  T3R3SA (aka ScrapHappy @ wordpress) here to hopefully get some inspiration flowing in the enchanted forest.  Monday thru Friday we have a LOTD, resulting in a weekly winner.  But not to worry, if you post your LOs on Saturday or Sunday you might still get a chance to shine here on the ESS blog.  I’m going to start chosing a LO or two from Saturday & Sunday postings that really catch my eye.  I’m going to share what I personally like about them and try to cultivate some inspiration.   

So here we go ~ ~

from Saturday (3/21) the LO that I chose is by chigirl  color-sorcery-0309-chigirl    I like the partial photo that she used.  I think most would agree that we don’t scrap too much of ourselves, we scrap scrap scrap everyone else in our world.  That’s what I like about this LO, she scrapped herself, and it’s personal, it really tells you something about her.  And I caught the little detail of the corner sticker that tells “when” she scrapped it — a very nice touch I thought!

the Sunday (3/22)  LO is by y baros easter-2008-y-baros   WOW!  That photo, in my opinion, is just terrific!   And again I like how it’s off centered.  When I look at the LO the photo comes off as being strong and the elements are merely accents, but have depth and make the photo pop.

So for this week the inspiration I hope you take away from this is to try and crop or frame your photos a little off center.  Try 3 or 4 different ways and see how different you can make a photo look.  Also try and remember to scrap yourself!!  Scrapbookin’ is about saving memories, and you want to be remembered too right??  ; )

Happy scrappin’!!!   soscraphappy

Challenge Wednesday ~ Font Challenge!

March 25, 2009

It’s time for Challenge Wednesday again! The winner for the last challenge will be picked tomorrow morning. So get your entries in while you can!

This week’s challenge is a Font Challenge. I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE all of Kevin and Amanda’s Fonts for Peas  they are all so stinkin’ cute!! So your challenge is to go to their site down load some fonts if you don’t already have them all lol. Then you need to create a layout w/ at least 3 of the Pea Fonts. The more fonts the better! You must use ess products for this challenge! And share a link to your layout in the gallery.

Now whats in it for you? Well Trish and I had planned on creating a mini collab kit for you…. um we went a bit over the mini classification lol. I would say it’s a full sized kit now! EVERYONE who participates int he challenge will get this kit! Either Trish or I will PM you the links for the kit at ESS after you have completed your layout 🙂

You have 2 weeks from today to complete your layout! So what are you waiting for get scrapping!!!

Quickpage Tuesday

March 24, 2009

This week, I used a gorgeous springy kit from Lorie M Designs Happy Days

Here is what you get!!
Get it HERE!

Be sure to check out Lorie’s Store she has a huge sale going on right now (hurry it is only a couple days), and today is her birthday, so pop in to the forums and wish her a great day!!

LOTW–March Week 3

March 23, 2009

Another week of fabulous LO’s filling up our galleries–thanks ladies!

And the winner of Layout of the Week is: fourluvbugs! Congrats, Becca! Here’s her gorgeous LO, Flower Girl:

Image is linked, so go leave her some love if you haven’t already. Congrats again, Becca!

Enchanted Pixie CT Call

March 18, 2009

Send your applications to by March 25!!

Quickpage Tuesday

March 17, 2009

I’m back with another QP Freebie for you!

Do you have a little monkey or five running around? Today’s QP will show off your little monkey’s to their cutest!

This week I have a QP using an adorable kit, Monkey Around from Pixie Perfect Designs

Here is what I did with it just for you!!

You can pick up the QP HERE.

Don’t forget to look around the store, there have been lots of new designers joining us lately and there are some great dollar deals. New challenges were posted the other day too, some give you freebies to work with and with each challenge you do, you earn points toward store gift certificates!!