Ruby Blooms

Friday, August 4, 2017

Concord and 9th Joins SFL

Thanks for joining us today! The wonderful company of Concord and 9th is joining the Scrapping for Less family this month. Concord and 9th is a relatively new company on the horizon (or at least new to us!) We couldn’t be happier to offer their fabulous stamps and dies for you. Join in and hop along and see the fabulous projects the Design Team has created for you today. You can view the Concord and 9th items here and be sure to check out the blog post from Tuesday with some insight to the Concord and 9th family and company.

Well hello crafty people! 

I hope you are doing well today and may I say Happy Friday! So here is my card I made with Being Classy stamp & die. I LOVE this set and I really like that the stamp set is great for the sentiment on the front of your card and on the inside of your card as well. This card came together so easily and I had a great time making it. I can't wait to use all the other words as well!!! If you would like one to call your very own you can find it here! 

Thanks for hopping by!  

Here's the lineup:

Kimberly Smith (you are here) 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

A Birthday Bash in July!

Who doesn’t need birthday cards? Those seem to be the absolute most type of cards I need. This month’s card kit is jam packed with great brands, fabulous stamps, and some awesome embellishments to make all those birthday cards you need. Maybe you can even make enough for the rest of the year! Join along as the Design Team wows you with all the awesome creations they have for you sharing this fabulous kit!
Don’t forget to head on back to the Scrapping for Less Blog after you hop along to enter the Rafflecopter for an awesome prize!

Hi ya! 

Kim here and I  am so excited about this Birthday Bash kit! Here are the cards I created using the Single Scoop ingredients and the sketches that will be available for July's kit. I had so much fun playing with all the paper and stamps I hope you do too! 

Carousel stamp by Altenew used in above card

Brain Freeze stamp by Brutus Monroe used above

Year Four stamp by Lawn Fawn used above

Here's the line-up!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Ahoy, Mateys! It’s June’s Flavor of the Month

Ahoy, Mateys! Pirates & Mermaids Be on Ye' Horizon! Scrapping for Less has partnered with Lawn Fawn and Neat&Tangled to bring you a treasure trove of fantastic stamp sets! In this month's kit only! Two full-size stamps are Lawn Fawn's "Ahoy Matey" "Mermaid for You", plus "So Jelly" shall be your booty! Shiver me Timbers there's more. If you purchase the Banana Split level Neat&Tangled joins the crew with the sentiment stamp "Hope Anchors" But wait...we discovered so many fantastic items we couldn't bare to make them walk the plank so we put them in kits that can be purchased, A LA Carte! Along with some other treasure to be had if 'ye wish. 'Tis no mirage but alas a booty only comes along once in a Mermoon so grab it while 'ye can! 

Now hop on along and see what the team has fished up with the kit so 'ye can be inspired.

Ahoy there! I am so excited to FINALLY be able to let you all in on this card kit! Sometimes the hardest part of being on a design team is having the knowledge that something so wonderful is coming up and having to keep it under wraps when you want to tell everyone all about it! I followed the sketches in order with the collections and used the Single Scoop level. Thanks so much for hopping with us today and make sure you get over to and grab a card kit for yourself and then let your friends know about it too! (I know I'm a stinker! ) ;) 
And don't forget to head back to the Scrapping for Less Blog and enter that there Rafflecopter so 'ye can be entered for a prize! AAARGH! I promise 'ye won't be sorry! 

Friday, June 2, 2017

What Could Be Better Than Lawn Fawn?
Scrapping for Less brings you a whole month of Lawn Fawn! We are kicking off this month’s feature focus with a blog hop showcasing all the brand new Lawn Fawn products. We hope you will find some inspiration and you will love this company as much as we do. So sit back, join in, and be ready to be wowed with some fabulous projects from our Design Team!
Remember to sign up for the Rafflecopter at the Scrapping for Less Blog for a chance at a fabulous Lawn Fawn prize!

 Happy Friday y'all! So excited to be focusing on Lawn Fawn this month. The stamps & dies from Lawn Fawn have given me the confidence and the tools I need to create some adorable scenes. If there is a formula for cuteness Lawn Fawn has figured it out. So come hop with us and get inspired to create something with products you are sure to love!

I used Fairy Friends stamp set and dies to create this scene

I also used the Lift the Flap die set to create the little flap that gives the sneak peek to what's going on behind the fairy house. So much fun to make! I can't wait to give it to someone I love!

Thanks so much for joining us today! Here's the lineup for today's hop:

Scrapping For Less (start here)
Jessica ~ Stampin' and Craftin'
Teresa ~ Fresh and Renewed
Stacy ~ Craft-A-Holic Momma
 Yvonne ~ Adventure of the Creative Mind
Kimberly ~ Sunshine, Smiles and Cards (YOU ARE HERE)
Tanya ~ Crafting on Caffeine
Sandy ~ Scrapbook Blessings Club
Tina ~ Cards and Coffee Time

Saturday, May 20, 2017

MAY FLAVOR OF THE MONTH "SUMMER FUN" with Scrapping for Less

Hello Crafty Friends! This month’s Flavor is all about Summer Fun…bright, fun, summer colors! Another fabulous “Flavor of the Month” blog hop is here! And do we ever have some fantastic projects for you this month! Join us and hop along and get some inspiration for the fabulous collections we have with this month’s flavor. Echo Park and Bo Bunny are the paper collections this month along with a variety of stamp companies featured! Click on the Flavor of the Month link and subscribe I promise you won’t be sorry. We also have a great prize for you this month….one of our past collections (just a teaser so you can know the great value of this kit)…the banana split level!
So make sure you enter the Rafflecopter on the Scrapping for Less blog to be entered to win!

Hi everyone! Kim here thanks so much for stopping by and hopping along with us today! I tell you each month I am so excited to see what the other design team members come up with when they create their cards from the kits!!!

Here are my takes on the included sketches for May's Flavor of the Month Card Club Kit at the Single Scoop level:

Don't forget to hop to each and every person so that you can be entered into the Rafflecopter for a prize!!!

Here's the lineup:

Scrapping For Less Blog
Teresa: Fresh and Renewed
Tanya: Crafting on Caffeine
Stacy: Craft-A-Holic Momma
Jessica: Stampin' and Craftin' 
Guest Designer Tina: Cards and Coffee Time
ME: Sunshine, Smiles and Cards (YOU ARE HERE!)
Yvonne: Adventure of the Creative Mind
Sandy: Scrapbook Blessings Club

Friday, May 5, 2017

Dream Big with Scrapping for Less and Pink and Main this Month!

Hello my lovely crafty friends! I again am so excited to bring you another great stamp company to the website. We have the fabulous company of Pink and Main! I soooo love Michelle...isn't she just adorable? If you didn't check out our "Getting to Know the Brand" blog post last Monday please do so, she is one fantastic lady. So, the Design Team has worked super hard again to bring you great projects for inspiration. We have a selection of items in the store for you of Pink and Main products...many of them from the brand new release that just happened! So hop along with us and get inspired as the team shares their projects.

Hi everyone! Thanks for hopping with us today so excited to be featuring Pink & Main this month they have quickly become one of my go to companies. Just the best images, great quality clear stamps, PINK dies! Hello! PINK dies! On top of that I truly believe in the vision of Pink & Main's owner, Michelle. She is talented, driven and unstoppable oh and a really sweet lady to top it off! Happy Hopping!

These cards were created using the Pink & Main stamp "So Cool" they were so much fun to work with and the paper you see on the card on the right is also from Pink & Main! "Spring Flings" and "Shades of Spring" such beautiful patterns and colors and they coordinate!

Stacy Tiedemann: Craft-A-Holic Momma
Teresa Russell: Fresh and Renewed
Kimberly Smith: Sunshine, Smiles, and Cards (YOU ARE HERE)
Sandy Bell Hentzel: Scrapbook Blessings Club  
Jessica Wilson: Stampin' and Craftin'
Tanya Hahn: Crafting on Caffeine

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Flavor of the Month: April Showers Bring May Flowers Blog Hop

Thanks so much for joining us for our second month of our Flavor of the Month card kit. The design team again has knocked it out of the park with the great projects using this kit. This card kit is like no other one on the market. Want to try several different paper collections, want to receive 4 stamp sets each month (some exclusive to our card kit…coming in the near future!)? Well, if so you will not want to miss subscribing to or purchasing this kit.
Versatility is the name of this kit! With this great Spring look you can make all sorts of different cards! If you missed out last month the explanation/introduction to how this kit works and what to expect is linked on the SFL “Flavor of the Month” page.
Here is the lineup for the blog hop:
Scrapping for Less
Yvonne Morentin: Adventure of the Creative Mind
Jessica Douglass Wilson: Stampin' and Craftin'
Tanya Hahn: Crafting on Caffeine
 Teresa Russell: Fresh and Renewed
Sandy Bell Hentzel: Scrapbook Blessings Club
Kim Smith: Sunshine, Smiles, and Cards (YOU ARE HERE)
Stacy: Craft-A-Holic Momma 

From Top Left: (All are the Single Scoop Kit) Collection #2, Collection #1, Collection #3 and Collection #4

Be sure to visit the SFL blog as we will have a Rafflecopter prize again this month!
And introducing this month an exclusive partnership with Kennedy Grace Creations as we will be using her sequins with each and every collection. Some sequin mixes will be custom to the collections, some will be pulled from her current mixes.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Scrapping For Less Proudly Introduces "My Favorite Things"

Have you ever wanted something so very bad that you could taste it? Well, that is how I was with wanting to carry My Favorite Things products on the Scrapping for Less website. I am so extremely excited to announce that we are focusing on "MFT" products for the month of April! This is a fabulous company and one that is very near and dear to my heart! (In more ways than one! I live in FL and have been to their store). So, join me along with the DT in providing some inspiration for this wonderful company with a wide variety of projects!

 Hi, hi, hi! What a better way to kick off a Friday than to celebrate with a blog hop! I am so excited to be featuring My Favorite Things!!! I was contemplating what my favorite item is from My Favorite Things and I could NOT pick just one. Stamps, Die-namics (what a clever name, right?), stencils, inks, and paper pads MFT has got you covered! And now Scrapping For Less can be your one stop shop for all things MFT! So, so, so exciting!!! 

"Space Explorer" Stamp, "Space Explorer" Die-namics, "Stars/Sky-Vertical" Die-namics

Let's get hopping! 

Jessica: Stampin'and Craftin'  
Kim: Sunshine, Smiles and Cards (You are here!) 

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Scrapping For Less Introduces Flavor of the Month Card Kit!!!

Hello Crafty Friends! Thanks for joining us on this hop! We are so extremely excited and over the moon to bring you the very first “Flavor of the Month” Card Kit. This is a very unique kit unlike no other out on the crafting market today. Inserted below is a document which has all the details of how this kit is laid out, cost, and what it includes. I know that as a crafter or person who loves card kits you will absolutely love this kit, the contents, and the value you get in each kit! 

This card club kit is like no other on the market! We want to bring you fun, fresh, quality ingredients from the best brands that we all love, give you a sampling from multiple companies, give you the ingredients to create 4 distinct cards, and do so at an affordable rate. With that desire in mind we bring you a kit that within it contains 4 collections, you read that right, 4 collections! You will be able to decide based on the level of kit you choose whether to keep it simple or go all out, the choice is yours.
What will be in the kit? Each month you will receive a box with all of your ingredients specially wrapped and protected inside. Now for the delicious details: 

 You will receive 4 different collections of 6x6 paper, a stamp to accompany each collection, and 8 pieces of 8.5x11 cardstock…4 colors that coordinate with all of the collections, 4 white pieces of paper, and 4 A2 size envelopes.
An example of what this will look like: (keep in mind the brands will change each month but the kind of ingredients will remain the same)
Collection 1: Doodlebug Design 6 sheets of 6x6 paper plus a stamp from jillibean soup
Collection 2: Lawn Fawn 6 sheets of 6x6 paper plus a stamp from Deep Red
                                   Collection 3: Echo Park 6 sheets of 6x6 paper plus a stamp from Stampendous
                                   Collection 4: Pebbles 6 sheets of 6x6 paper plus a stamp from Prickly Pear
 AND 8 pieces of 8.5x11 card stock 4 in white and 4 different colors that will go with the collections PLUS 4 A2 size envelopes.
                                  Subscription: $20 per month                     Month to Month: $25  


 In this kit you will receive everything in the Single Scoop Sundae plus an embellishment package to accompany each collection!
Subscription: $25 per month                     Month to Month: $30

In this kit you will receive everything in the Single Scoop & Double Dip Sundae plus a word die that coordinates with the kit.
Subscription: $30                                   Month to Month: $35

In this kit you will receive everything in the Single, Double Dip, and Deluxe Sundaes plus an ink cube, stencil, and a sentiment stamp.
Subscription: $35                                   Month to Month $40

 There will be a wide variety of items that coordinate with the kit you can choose from to purchase individually each month.

Inspiration: With each card kit you will receive an ingredients list of what is inside and a sketch sheet to follow if you choose. We will also have a monthly blog hop so you can see what the Design Team came up with from the same ingredients and sketches! NOTE: if you would like to save a copy of the PDF to your computer or your own device go to and you will be able to download it. 

 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):
How much is shipping? $6.50 Priority Mail
When will I receive my kit? Your kit will be mailed during the 3rd week of each month.
When will I be charged? Initial payment will be charged at time of purchase then payment for the kit will be charged on the 15th of every month.
Can I cancel my subscription? You may choose not to sign up for another 3 month subscription but each subscription lasts for 3 months, either paid all at once or charged monthly.
How long is the subscription? Currently the subscription is for 3 months, in the future we may offer the option to subscribe for a longer period.
What forms of payment do you accept? We accept PayPal and all major credit cards.
Can I pay for the entire 3 month subscription at once? Yes, you will be able to make that choice on the website at
How will the kit be shipped? We are shipping Priority Mail via the United States Post Office 

Should you have any additional questions or concerns please contact us at please allow 48 hours for response. Thank you and we hope you thoroughly enjoy this kit! 

Hi Guys! 
I know we are sending a LOT of info your way but hang in there it WILL be worth it I promise! So excited to share my four cards that I made using the sketches and the ingredients from the Single Scoop Sundae kit. 

Left to Right: Collection #1 using Ice Cream Kitty stamp and MME "Hello Gorgeous" paper. Collection #2 using Oh Happy Day stamp and Echo Park "Fine & Dandy" paper. Collection #3 using Ice Cream Lick stamp and Avery Elle "Brights" paper. Collection #4 using Belle & Boo stamp and WeRMemory Keepers "Hello Darling" paper.

You can purchase the various kits through the “Flavor of the Month” page on Scrapping for Less…the tab for the page is listed on the top bar. It isn’t linked here because the big reveal was today. You can purchase month to month or subscribe for 3 months and save even more off this great valued kit.

Hop along with us and see what inspiration the Design Team has to share. Each team member was assigned a level of the card kit to create with to give you the picture of just how much you could do with this kit.

Scrapping for Less Blog: All the information and even a Rafflecopter to win one piece of this kit.
Kimberly Smith: Single Scoop Sundae (YOU ARE HERE)
Teresa Russell: Single Scoop Sundae
Yvonne Morentin: Double Dip Sundae
Sandy Hentzel: Deluxe Sundae
Stacy Tiedemann: Banana Split Sundae