Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Monday, January 05, 2009

The End

The End


This is as hard to write as it is for you to read.  Sadly, the is the end for Compuproscrapbooking.com.


We are sure that this is a shock to you, and we are sorry for the sudden change in plans.  While it was in everyone’s heart that this site could continue “as is” – many different obstacles showed themselves and the decision has been made to close the site down.


Thank you to everyone who sent in the donations to help with the site.  Amy will be contacting you individually to arrange to get your money back (and thanks Amy for taking on the collection role in the first place).


On behalf of the DT members past and present, we want to thank you, the members and core of this site, for all that you have done.  The community that was created in the short life of this site is truly amazing.  Coming together, supporting one another, the creative talent…..all amazing.  Thank you Nicole for starting this venture for us, we are all better scrappers and better women from it.


So – what next?


We are not sure of an exact date to when the site will close.  The blog will remain active at least till the end of January so that we can communicate to you.  There are lots of other places to play on the world wide web, and we encourage you to share the sites that you visit so that we can all gather together somewhere else.


Feel free to continue with the challenges and chatter till the site reads no longer active (although LO tag has been cancelled).  Share emails with one another and whatever information will be relevant to keep in touch.


Again, thank you all.  It’s been an amazing journey, and while we are all sad to see this site close, it’s a new year and a new beginning.


All our best

Compupro DT

Thursday, December 04, 2008

The site is back

Hey ladies, looks like things are up and running again!

A Little Technique To Tide Us Over

Love those Cuttlebug embossing folders but don't have a Cuttlebug? You can still use them!!

This is all you need: the folder of your choice, your cardstock of your choice, a water misting bottle and a rolling pin.

Mist your cardstock well with water (not sopping, but damp). Place it in the embossing folder.

Roll your rolling pin back and forth in all directions - the more you roll, the better it will emboss.

Finished product is on the left, actual Cuttlebugged item on the right. Not bad, eh?

What Are We Up To?

Since we can't chat in the forum today (and I'm missing you all), I'm going to host a little game with a prize here on the blog.

I'm going to a holiday dinner party tonight and I'm taking a holiday dish. Post a comment with your guess of what dish I'm taking and tell me what you're up to today. I'll draw a winner on Sunday from everyone who guesses. And the first person to guess correctly automatically wins a prize!

KFLO's December Challenge...

Have no fear, Kflo's here!!!!

I've been a little MIA these days. Ha ha...get it? Ok, corny jokes.

Anyhoo. I figured what better time to post my December challenge than, NOW...that way, you get to keep scrappin and work on a challenge here and there until things are back to normal...

So here goes people:

Kflo's December Challenge - FAMILY

Christmas for me is all about FAMILY. It's so important for me to have everyone near. So I was thinking about that for a bit and realized that most of my layouts are about Mia these days, or maybe about DH, or the roast I made last week...but I don't often do a layout where the whole purpose is to chronicle a family member, or to honor my family. Whether it be immediate or extended...1 or 100 people. Do a layout where you dedicate the whole page to 'family'... That doesn't have to be the title, but make sure you do 'explain' your layout through your title and/or journaling.

Have fun...

Kim F.

The "suspense" of transition

Ahhh - the familiar joys of "transition"! If you're reading this blog, it probably means that you've checked the forum and discovered that the "Account has been suspended"...well...that would be the result of that "transition" thing we were talking about earlier.

As we speak, a gaggle of "compupro" people are scurrying around like elves in Santa's workshop, trying to get it all sorted out. Please be patient with us and we'll have everything back up and running in no time :)

In the mean time, I'm going to see if I can shake the DT Tree and see what we can post here for some fun challenges (and maybe even a prize or two) to keep us all on our scrappy toes?? Whadya think??

Stay tuned and I'll chatatcha later scrappy people :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Free For All - Birthday CROP

I can't believe it has been 5 Years since we opened!

One thing we have planned to Celebrate is a FREE Crop.

You pay $10.00 to register and recieve a $10.00 Gift Card to use the day of the Crop! Making the Crop itself FREEEEEEEE!!!

You can sign up now on our store at:

I sure hope you can come out and join in the celebrations with us!!

Mark November 1st on your calendar and sign up quickly as we are over half full already :) :)

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Marbalized Cards

Rolling Marble Background Card
My directions call for specific colours. Obviously that was for ease of instruction. You can use any colour combination you like. Try experimenting with different types of stamps, re-inkers and CS.

8-1/2 x 11" Black Cardstock
8-1/2 x 11" White CS
4" Red CS
4 Marbles
Plastic box
Red Re-inker (I used SU Classic Real Red)
Black Ink Pad (I used Stazon)
5" length ribbon(I used red grosgrain)
Round image stamps (I used SU In The Spotlight)
Circle punch, cutter (CM, Nestabilities, etc..)
Corner punchadhesive


From the White Cardstock
Cut a 4-1/2 x 5-1/2" piece of white CS. From the remaining white CS, cut a 3" circle using whatever tool you have - circle punches, CM cutting system, Nestabilities, etc ...
From the Black Cardstock
Cut black CS in half so you have two 8-1/2 x 5-1/2" pieces. Fold one piece in half to form a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2" card. Round all four corners with a corner rounder punch. From the remaining piece of black CS, cut 1", 2-1/2" and 3-1/3" circles using whatever tool you have - circle punches, CM cutting system, Nestabilities, etc ...
From the Red Cardstock
Stamp the 2" round image on red CS using black ink. Centering this image, cut circle out to measure 2-1/4". At this point, you can add a brad at the center of the image if you want.
Adhere to the black 2-1/2" circle, then to the white 3" circle, then finally to the black 3-1/4" circle. Set aside. Stamp the round "thank you" sentiment on red CS with black ink.
Cut circle out to measure 3/4". Mount this circle on the 1" black circle.

Set aside.
Rolling Marble Background
Add several drops of re-inker to a plastic box. Add several marbles to the plastic box and close the lid. Shake the box to ink marbles. Place 4-1/2 x 5-1/2" white CS in plastic box and close lid. Roll marbles over CS to create a pattern. Continue until you like the look of the BG. Trim Marble BG to 3-3/4 x 5". Round all four corners with a punch.
Final Assembly
Adhere the grosgrain ribbon to the Marbled BG 1" from the bottom. Attach the BG to the black card front. Attach the stamped images to the Marbled BG, centering the "thank you" circle on the ribbon.

Voila! You're done!

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Faux Metal - Heat Embossing

I will post over the next couple days all the WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL techniques shared on World Card Making Day.

We not only want to teach you NEW Techniques. We ask you send a Card to a Troop Member. All directions on how are listed below.

If making a soldiers day isn't enough - we are also putting our own challenge on please see below for that also!
If you can't wait for me to post all 9 Techniques make sure to check our forum out at:

Okay, w/o further ado - here are the directions :)

I must admit I’m not a savvy card maker and really struggle with manly cards! I have used this technique on a couple manly cards and scrapbook pages and always liked the look.

I used a green and brown color combo, which I excitedly noticed once completed had a Army feel to it!
Now unto the card shall we?
Items Needed:
Heat Gun
Versa Pad
Embossing Powder
Peice of cardstock larger then stamp imageStamp (Cannot be foam stamps)
On this card you are going to learn how to heat emboss a faux metal image!
This will allow you to use your stamps in a whole new way!!
Embossing Cardstock
First step is to goo up your paper with your Versa Mark.

Proceed, to sprinkle your embossing powder on the piece of paper and heat emboss.
I'm showing you a picture of what my cardstock looked like after I embossed it.

You are to proceed to layer your embossing 5 times!! Let it cool, recover with versa pad stickiness, pour your powder over, heat & Repeat 5 times.

Included is a image of what the same peice of cardstock looked like after 5 layers of embossing powder.

Ready for the magic part?!?

When you are done your 5th layer and your embossing powder is totally melted, quickly grab your stamp and stamp into the hot embossing powder.
Don’t worry this won’t hurt your stamps!!

You know what else is really cool….if you make a mistake you can reheat your embossed cardstock and restamp! Don’t worry about the edges. I trimmed mine down a bit but like the tarnished finished look of the metal.
On the finished card I used my Cuttlebug and chalk inked the CB peice.
Shake things up and use bronze or cooper embossing powders!
In case you are wondering the tinfoil was my embossing tray mine was at the store when I put this together I hope you have fun with this new technique and make sure to share you masterpeices with us!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

World Card Making Day

WORLD CARD MAKING DAY is this Saturday!!!!!!!! And guess what??? We have something fun planned for you!!

Here at CompuPro Scrapbooking, on October 4th, 2008 you are invited to come together to celebrate this holiday with us for a 9 cards in 9 hours “Write to the Troops” crop!! Starting at 9am (Atlantic Standard Time) and continuing each hour there after until 5pm, our talented design team together with a few guests will be posting a unique card and the step by step instructions to go along with it so you can create the card yourself. A challenge or two may be thrown in there every now and then too!!

We chose a “Write to the Troops” theme for our World Card Making Day crop because there are many soldiers overseas serving our country at this very moment. Regardless of what we think about the conflicts going on around the world, we agree that our soldiers are brave, honorable, and deserve our support!!

So we would like you to share the joy of a creating some handmade cards with us on October 4th and pay it forward afterwards by writing a little message inside and sending them on to a soldier (or two or 3.) Just one or two cards is all it would take to make one day out of their deployment a little bit brighter and more meaningful. Please let them know you are thinking about them, supporting their strength and admiring their courage. If you have happen to complete ALL 9 cards and maybe even more, it would be a nice sentiment to send them along too. The soldiers can definitely use them to keep in touch with family and friends back home.

If you do not personally know of a troop serving overseas, here is a link for you to send mail to “Any Canadian Forces Member" For those of you local to the Oromocto area, the Military Family Resource Center accepts card donations and ensures thier delivery!
It's located at:A-45 St. Lawrence Ave.Oromocto, NBE2V 4J5phone: 506-422-2000 (ext.3352)On that same note, I am sure that any of you close to a military base would have a Resouce Center that will accept your card donations.

If you are in the US, here is a link for “Cards for Heroes” where you can donate your card (s)!

****Please post the links to your card (s) in this thread by Monday, October 20th to be eligible for a prize.
On Tuesday October, 21st we will draw 2 random names from all the participants and they will win a small RAK put together by Nicole and the DT.We hope to see you Saturday!!!!!!