Friday, October 2, 2015


Hi friends! 

I'm super excited this morning to tell you about a giveaway I'm doing.  In honor of my husbands birthday this month, and to help your craft supplies stocked up for the busy Holiday season, I am giving away a $25 e-gift card to Amazon!!!!!

There are a couple of things you have to do, in order to win:

1.  Follow my blog, here at Anne's Scrap Corner
2.  Leave a comment below and tell me why you love Fall!

There you go.  It's that simple!!!  The giveaway ends on Jay's birthday, October 6th, at 11:59pm, Eastern time, United States.   If you have any questions, please don't hesitatie to email me.  

*****Because this is an E-Card, this giveaway is open to international bloggers as well.******

Hope you get a chance to craft this weekend!  We are expecting alot of rain here in Maryland, so I am hoping to get alot of crafting in!!!  Oh, and don't forget tomorrow is world cardmaking day!!!

Enjoy your weekend!  XO, Annie

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Creativity Quote

Just wanted to share a little quote that I found on Pinterest the other day!  Hope everyone has a great Wednesday, and for my Mid Atlantic friends, I hope you can stay dry today!!!!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Mini Card Set

Hii friends!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  I was in my room trying some new ideas for my craft show in December and I came up with this cute little idea.  It's a card set.  Three cards inside a folder, with a belly band to keep everything tightly locked up.

The folder measures 8 1/4" X 5 1/4".  And the folder has a 1/4" fold which is folded at 3 3/4".  The cardstock I used is from Graphic 45's Botanica set.  And the belly band that goes around the folder is a quarter of an inch wide.  The tag on the belly band is from the same Graphic 45 set, and the flower eyelet I found in my stash of eyelets, buttons and rhinestones.  The matching envelopes were made from the Cricut cartridge, "Wild Thing". And it measures at 4".  

These are the three cards on the inside.  They each measure 2"x3".  This is a super old Stampin' Up set. And the paper is from a recollections 6x6 pack.  And the images were colored with either prisma coloring pencils, or copic markers.

I was super happy how it turned out.  Figuring out the measurements for everything took the longest amount of time.  Everything I used I had, and didn't have to go out and buy anything. 

Hope you enjoyed this post.  Let me know what creative thing you did this weekend!  Enjoy your Monday everyone!

Friday, September 25, 2015

Erin Condren Life Planner

I wanted to finally share with you my Erin Condren Life Planner.  I am not going to do any weekly spreads, at least not yet.  I am still getting use to the planner.  I do have to say, that i LOVE it!!!  And for those of you that are scrapbookers, it's almost an extension of scraping, just geared more towards the journaling side if you will.

One of the things I love the most about the planner is that the each day is broken down into three sections, that are left blank for you to figure out how you want to use them.  It's taken a while, but I think now the way I want to use the sections The top third as my "To Go" section, and in that box goes the places, meetings and appts. I need to be at. As well as a running list of Jay and Sarah's scheudle.  The middle section, now is going to be my "to practice" section.  For those that don't know, I am a closet pianist, and have been playing since I was 8.  About a year and a half ago I started back up again, and adore it!  My cardiologist is thrilled because this is my "happy place" and where I can go to destress...  Anyhoo, this box allows me to keep track of what I practice.  I have a bunch of piecies I am  learning, and tweekeng, and can't fit it all in a two hour practice time.  This lets me manage what I've worked on, what I need to work on, and what I focused on with each piece.
Then then bottom third I have just figured out, and I think that is going to be my personal section. Things I want to write for my blog post, keeping track of my Etsy shop, and ongoing things for the craft showin in December.

So a couple pieces of advice if you're looking to buy an Erin Condren, because it is a bit pricey ($50) and a commitment.

1.  Take time to plan.  It's the only wat that it will work.  I look at my planner each morning, and then again every night.  At night I check off the things I got done, and move over to the next day what needs to be done.  I am trying to put a "to do" or a checklist list on each day to stay on task.

2.  Etsy has tons of shops for you buy planner stickers. As well as added accessories.  You can go crazy and sticker up the entire two page spread, or just buy functional stickers to keep you on task.  I love buying the "printable" stickers.  They're cheaper, you can continue to use them, and they are immediate gratification.  

3.  You Tube has lots of "Plan With Me" video's to help you get started to see how others use their calendar.  Alot of the you tubers use different "themes" each week.  I have just started to do different color themes, and love using the functional stickers.

4. Side & Bottom Bars:  Each weekly spread comes with a bottom, and side bar.  The bottom I don't really use, and that's where I like to decorate with washi tape.  (or lately I've been putting my daily check lists there) The side bar is where I keep my shopping lists, goals for the week, things that I have to buy on amazon, and a list of things to keep track of for school for Sarah.

(This is a dashboard to keep all my post it's.  One of the extra added items)

This is just a fun little page that let's me seperate my monthly spreads and I can get right to the week at hand.

A photo of the notes section.

5.  In the back of the planner, is a fabulous section for you to take notes at meetings, a folder for you to keep papers, bills, stamps etc, and acrylic ruler, a dashboard for you to keep post its, and also a clear bag to keep markers and functional stickers.  

6.  The last tip I'd like to share is a big one I think.  As things get planned for the following week, and get changed and deleted, I put on little post it notes what's going to happen/get done.  That way if it gets cancelled I can just pull it off.  If something gets added in I can pop a post it right onto the page.  (Like on this spread, it took a while for Jay's parents to figure out when they were coming to stay with us.  That's why I never committed to ink on paper becuase it kept changing around so I just moved the post it's and didn't mark the page up as much.)

I still haven't given up my google calender yet.  That's just a cross check for me.  But this is just huge, and I like how I can touch and feel everything.  So typically now, in my bag that I always have with me has my planner, my iPad, cannon camera, and lenses.  (What's in my bag will be saved for another blog post!)

If you're on the fence about getting one, I hope my post helps you.  I've seen many use their planner as a meal and fitness tracker, or  as a "special" project tracker, (if you're building or buying/selling a new home).  The possibilities are endless.  

I will keep updated posts with how my weekly spreads are being used and changing.  If you have questions, let me know, and I'd love to hear how you're using your always it's Friday so have a wonderfully creative weekend! XO, Annie

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Watercolor Blending Methods

Happy Wednesday!  Hope you are enjoying your week!  While I was on Pinterest earlier this week, I found a fabulous video on watercoloring with different types of blending methods.  The video shows an example of each, blending with baby oil, oms, blender pencils, alcohol blenders, and using pensils only.   It's a great in depth tutorial, and will help you decide which blending method is right for you.  You can click on the link HERE  Have a wonderful day, and do something creative!  XO, Annie

Monday, September 21, 2015

Wedding Weekend.

Hi friends,

Hope you had a wonderful weekend!  We were in NY for my sister in law's wedding over the weekend, and had a wonderful time with my in laws, and the rest of Jay;s family.  It was a beautiful day, and celebration.  Here are a few photo's I got....Jane was a beautiful bride.  

(Jay and I.  It's not often we get a great photo together!)

Sarah and Jay's mom.

I think one of my favorite photo's.  In it is my sister in law, (to the left), my mother in law, in the purple.  Her sister, behind her and Sarah in the back.

A quick photo of Jane and Charlie cutting the cake.  

And a fun little snap shot of Jane and Charlie dancing...

I'm most excited that this week finally gets me back to a "normal" routine, and hopefully alot of crafting time.  And, as always, lots of driving for the week ahead!  Oh, and a really great TV week too as DWTS is on tonight, and SCANDLE is back on Thursday!!!!!  Have a creative day everyone!!!!  

Friday, September 18, 2015


Well, it's been years, and I mean years, since I've done any needlepoint.  Mostly becuase I am getting older, and seeing the tiny little holes in the fabric, wasn't happening for me!  But thanks to bifocal contacts, it's back!!!!!  And I forgot how fun and relaxing stitching was!!!

My sister-in-law is getting remmaried this weekend, and I did this for her and her fiance as a wedding gift.  The pattern is from Lizzy Kate, and it's called, "A little wedding".  It's a kit, and comes with everything, fabric, thread and pattern.  You can by it here.  I stitched it on 32 count natural linen.  And Hobby Lobby did the framing.  Go figure, it was the glass that was the most expensive!! Love how it turned out.  Don't be suprized if you see more needlepoint on my blog...Hope you get a chance to do something creative this weekend!  Love me a good wedding!!! I will take lots of pictures, and post them on Monday! Have a wonderful weekend!  XO, Annie