Sunday, June 30, 2013

Last but certainly not least.....

I am back to introduce you to the final members of the Turtle Soup team.....

We are thrilled to have Guest Designers who will be joining us from time to time.

Wendi Robinson

I'm wifey to my hot hubby, Jeremy for over 14 years, and mom to wonderful, 3 cute kids who keep me super busy (all 3 kids are named after cities in different countries). We live in sunny So Cali, and I am a beach lover!!! Scrapbooking has become my creative outlet which I LOVE to do in my spare time. I enjoy making layouts, cards, creating home decor items for our house, and altering!!! I LOVE it all. I LOVE my ipod and itunes, I'm a HUGE Depeche Mode fan, love to walk & do zumba, relax at the beach, and hang out in the backyard with my kids. 


Cheryl Leuschen

Hi, my name is Cheryl Leuschen and I live in Saskatchewan, Canada with my hubby of almost 39 years. We have 2 married daughters, 35 and 32 and one granddaughter, 5 1/2. Most of my layouts are about that little cutie, she runs our lives! Besides scrapping, I enjoy quilting and reading. I am a registered nurse, still working but hoping to retire soon and have more time to enjoy my many hobbies! 


Nancy Parker

"Hi there, my name is Nancy Parker and I am so excited to be on the Turtle Soup GDT. Bev asked me to share a little about myself so here it goes... I am a Christian wife, mom & grandma, who lives in SW Ontario, Canada. As long as I can remember crafting has been a part of my life. I find papercrafting, especially card making, fun and relaxing. I also love sharing the "how to's" of my projects on my blog: Colouring within the Lines. Well, there you have it in a nutshell. I hope you enjoy the projects I create to share with you and that they will inspire you to get creating too!" hugs, Nancy 


Vicki Robertson

I'm Vicki Robertson and wife to my best friend, mother of two beautiful, married daughters, and grandmother to three amazing grandchildren. We live in the Pocono mountains of Northeast Pennsylvania where I spend the majority of my time crafting. 
I have been paper crafting for many years. Cards, scrapbooking, altered art and mixed media are my crafting passions. Using my hands to create gives me a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment while preserving memories for future generations. 
I am thrilled to be a guest designer for Turtle Soup and hope that I can inspire you with some of my creations. 


Now that you have 'met' all of the fabulously talented ladies, be sure to join us over at Turtle Soup for lots of fun and inspiration!!

More Team to Meet!!

Welcome back!!  Please join me in welcoming the members of Design Team B......

Lisa Moen

Hello! My name is Lisa and my husband, Greg and I live in central Wisconsin with our 2 children, Sierra 15 1/2 and Austin, 13. Having 2 teenagers makes life interesting . We also have a 7 year old very rambuncious yellow lab, Bender, who still thinks he's a puppy. These 4 are the subjects of most of my layouts. 
I have been scrapping since I was pregnant with Sierra, so a little over 16 years. In the 3 or 4 years, I discovered card making and haven't bought a card since. I even make all my Christmas cards (about 45). The best part of this wonderful paper crafting hobby are the people I have met along the way. 
I have been a SAHM mom since November and have been really enjoying it! More scrappy time:) 
Besides playing with paper, I enjoy watching my kids in sports, gardening, camping and 4 wheeling. 


Karen Zabuska

Hi my name is Karen aka Soccerboyzmom which is known in the blog and forum world. You can check out my blog at: 
I live in Sunny, Southern California in the Inland Empire. I have 2 MEN who I scrap about since I am about 15 years behind in their lives. They are now, days away from 28 and 26. I also scrap about my 2 adopted beagles, Jager Meister & Brandi (named by my sons and known as the alcoholic beagles – lol). 
I just retired after 32 years of teaching High School and have now been off 1 year and have loved it. I can scrap whenever I want. The other things I like to do besides cards and scrapping pages are reading and walking. 


Majo Wybranietz

Hello, I'm Majo Wybranietz and I live in Germany with my husband Juergen and our two lovely 
kitten Emma and Cookie. I love to work with paper and I'm absolutely addicted to stamps. 
My style is the more shabby one and I tend to "load" on my creations, so CAS is really "painful" 
for me. I love all things vintage! 
I'm an all rounder, I scrap layouts and cards, create tags and ATC's and love to get my hands 
into Mixed Media projects. 
I'm looking forward to new adventures here on the Turtle Soup team! 


Debbie Piercey

Hi, My name is Debbie Piercey and I live in Peoria, Arizona. I live with my husband of 35 years, our son and his four children. I love to take photos and I love to scrapbook. I have been scrapbooking since 2000. I find it very therapeutic to play with paper and adhesive! 

Debbie's Blog:


Linda Harvey

My name is Linda Harvey. I live in beautiful northeast Alabama with my husband of 49 years. I have four children and 15 grandchildren--each one is a special treasure! I enjoy scrapbooking as a creative outlet and as a way of writing my family's history. When I lost my mom I realized there were lots of things that I did not know about the past and decided that I would share all I could with my children...and it just never ends!!! Looking forward to being a part of the Turtle Soup family!


Debbie Lacy

I live in Anaheim, California where I have lived with my husband, Barry, for 37 years and have two grown children, Kristi (32) and Andy (28). We also have two very spoiled Austrailian Shepherds. I have been scrapbooking for 14 years and love playing with paper and scissors. I started making cards about 6 years ago and enjoy giving away hand-made cards. 
I love to spend time out in my backyard with my kindle for relaxation if I'm not scrapping. 


Toni Archer

i, I’m Toni, and I live in East Tennessee (not far from Knoxville). We have been living here for over 13 years now coming from Florida hoping to find a little bit slower pace. We found that, and then some, LOL. We had three children (Steven passed away in March 2010 but you will see many LOs featuring him). Kevin is 22, living and working on his own, and I can’t believe how much he has grown up in such a short period of time. Meagan will be 20 this month and is delightful, and definitely keeps us on our toes My DH, Larry, and I will have been married 29 years this coming August. He is an amazing man, and loves me and all my scrapbooking stuff, or (s)crap as he calls it. Our other joy is our darling dog Beauty. She keeps us on our toes, too. 
Thanks for having me here; I’m looking forward to this adventure.

Be sure to join the ladies over at Turtle Soup for tons of fun and challenges!!!

And stop by later for more introductions!

Meet the Team!!

The new Design Team is ready to inspire!!!  There are so many activities and challenges planned for the forum, Turtle Soup!!  You must go and sign up so you can play along!!  Join in on the enthusiasm!!

Meet the ladies of Design Team A..........

Bev Code

I am just new to online scrapping since Apr 2009. There are so many sites. My name is Bev Code and I have been scrapping about 4+ years. I am a wife, mother and gramma that loves being retired and now have time to scrap to my heart's content. My projects range from layouts, cards, altered projects, mini albums and i love to share new tips and techniques as I learn them. I live in Conestogo, Ontario and spend some time in Florida where I take my scrapping with me for the extended time.  I am thrilled to be joining this fabulous site as Coordinator with an amazing DT. We look forward to sharing and inspiring you and can't wait to get to know you the members better.

Bev's Blog:


Stacey Mentor

I'm Stacey from Mobile, AL. I've been scrapbooking for 5 years now. I have always been a crafter at heart. I love to do needlework and other fun crafts with my girls. On top of being a mom, I am also a bowling coach and bowler. I enjoy helping all my little bowlers improve their skills every week.


Sher Brown

Hi, I'm Sher. I'm a housewife to my loving husband of 23 years. I have 2 sons now in their 20's. 
I'm 42, and have been crafting ever since I can remember. I have a passion for all things crafty. My main crafty passion is working with paper. I love to make mini albums, scrapbook pages, cards, and altered projects. My favorite technique is embossing. I love to transform an ordinary 
sheet of paper into a small little piece of art. I enjoy stamping, dry embossing, heat embossing, trying different fold techniques, exploring different tutorials for all sorts of paper projects. I really enjoy how crafting brings people together and has made me lots of good friends. 


Tracy Feeley

My name is Tracy Feeley. I live in sunny southwest Florida with my husband of 7 years and I have 3 stepchildren and 3 grandchildren. I retired after 26 years in the travel industry and then took a part time job at an arts and crafts store and that's where I got bitten by the scrapping bug! It has become my creative outlet and I rarely let a day go by without puttering around in my scraproom. I enjoy making layouts, cards and altering items. I am looking forward to meeting everyone and hope I am able to inspire you with my creations. 


Joan Borgelt

Hello! My name is Joan Borgelt and this is a little about me in a nutshell: 
A wife to Randy for 33 years, an education manager by trade, a mother to 3 and grandmother to 9, passionate about scrapbooking and paper crafting, and super excited to be a Designer here at the Turtle Soup! 
Scrapbooking and paper crafting let me exhibit and explore my creative side. I love all things vintage, the beach, traveling, working out and reading a good book! 


Jacqui Hunt

 Hi my name is Jacqui and l live in Queensland, Australia. I work full time and have 2 teenage children, my daughter is in high school and my son is at university. I have been scrapping for quite some time now, and l love it as much now as l did when l discovered it. Currently l love to layer, fussy cut, use border punches, add texture with masks and sew on my pages.


Cheryl Nyboer

I'm Cheryl, I live in sunny Florida and have been scrapping for 16 years. I have evolved from only scrapping layouts to making cards, tags, ATCs and have more recently fallen love with digital scrapbooking. We have a total of 6 grandchildren, from almost 2 all the way to 16. They're almost always the subjects of my layouts.

Be sure to stop by later to meet more of the team!!!


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Design Team - July 1st Sneak Peek!!

The fabulous new Design Team has been super busy behind-the-scenes creating so many challenges and projects to inspire you!!

Here's a little peek.....

 Can you tell how excited we all are! Join us in the celebrations July 1st. 

Re-introduce yourselves and make sure you share something about yourself so we get to know you. 

Check out our bios so you get to know us a bit too. 

Welcome back to those that were here before and welcome to the newbies that venture our way.

Monday, June 24, 2013

New class.....

Decorative Tray Class

Join Noel in creating a beautiful display piece using the paper from the I {Heart} Summer line.

Date: July 7, 2013
Time: 1:00 - 5:00 PM
Cost: $40

Supplies: Basic tool kit plus Stardust Stickles, Glue Dots, foam adhesive and liquid glue

Please reserve your space on or prior to Friday June 28th in order to ensure sufficient materials are ordered.

Kit of the Week!!

Man, it is hot out there!  I hope everyone is keeping cool and taking care!!  Perfect weather for staying in the air conditioning and doing a little scrapping!!

And, the perfect place to start as always is with a fantastic "Quic-Kit".

This week's kit.....

Get yours today!!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

This week's promotions.....

These deals valid for the week of  June 21st - 27th only.

Only $5.99
(regular $7.99)


Only $0.59 each
(regular $0.99)


Promotions valid only during time period specified, no exceptions.  While supplies last.

Promotions not to be combined with other offers, discounts or coupons.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Kit of the Week!!

This week's fabulous new "Quic-Kit" is all about documenting time spent with family!!

Get yours today!!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Outdoor Adventure

This time of year is perfect for planning all of those outdoor activities!!

And this adorable collection from Imaginisce is perfect for scrapping those memories!!

Created by Diana Fisher

Created by Apryl Holland

Created by Cari Locken

Sunday, June 16, 2013

I Heart Summer

Summer is coming!!!  

And this fantastic collection from Simple Stories is perfect for documenting all of those wonderful summer memories!!

Created by Yuki Shimada

Created by Gail Lindner

Created by Allison Landy

Friday, June 14, 2013

This Week's Promotions.....

These deals valid for the week of  June 14th - 20th only.

25% Off


Only $29.99
(regular $39.99)


Promotions valid only during time period specified, no exceptions.  While supplies last.

Promotions not to be combined with other offers, discounts or coupons.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Kit of the Week!!

Check out this week's fabulous new "Quic-Kit"!  It's perfect for scrapping summer memories already made or those still to come!!

Get yours today!!

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Upcoming Class....

Wedding Album

Join Noel in creating a gorgeous 20-page 8" x 8" wedding album.  It will make a perfect gift or keep it as a memento of your own special day.

Date: Saturday June 29th, 2013
Time: 1:30 - 5:30pm
Cost: $60

Supplies: To Be Announced

**You must sign up before 10am on June 19th in order to guarantee your space**

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Wanna Swap?!?!?!

New Bazzill yummies! Have you joined the Bazzill Card Swap yet!?

We now have Bazzill Card Swap kits ready to go!

Limited quantity available.

Friday, June 7, 2013

This Week's Promotions.....

These deals valid for the week of  June 7th - 13th only.

(regular $18.99)


Ribbon By The Yard

Buy 2 Yards, Get 1 FREE


Promotions valid only during time period specified, no exceptions.  While supplies last.

Promotions not to be combined with other offers, discounts or coupons.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Kit of the Week.....

A brand new "Quic-Kit" for all the stars in your life.....

Get yours today!!