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Each Wednesday, thousands of Splitcoast members grab a cup of their favorite joe and settle in with the latest Weekly Inkling. At SCS we're all about good coffee, and we're kicking off 2009 with a giveaway.

Keurig makes home-brewing systems, and people love them. Single cups and fast, of coffee, hot chocolate or tea. Would you like one of these systems? You can buy one of course, at Amazon, but we've also got a system to give away to one of you. No strings and no obligation of any kind, just toss your name in the hat and we'll give it away next week.

Go win yourself your own Keurig home-brewing system
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- The SCS Crew
Ink, Spray & Smash
For a beautiful blended background that uses just a a few supplies, try this technique masterminded by new tutorial writer Faith Hofrichter.
Supplies you'll need for this project
Ask Beate
Beate Johns answers your technique questions
Q: Linda asked: "There are so many adhesives out there. Which is the best for card making and for scrapbooking?"
A: That really depends on personal preference and what project you are using it for. I love my Snail® (Tombow) adhesive for card making and scrapbooking. The dispenser is small and fits well in my hand. The adhesive works for me, as long as I press down hard over the adhered layers. When I make boxes or other three dimensional projects, I like to use Sticky Strip® or Scor-Tape For giving layers more dimensions, I use foam pop dots. A lot of people like liquid adhesives. Other stampers swear by their ATG tape gun. I don't have one yet; it looks so big I don't know if I would get used to using it. There are a lot of threads in the forum talking about adhesive preference. I found some for you to look through here, here, and here.
Your Comments
Feedback From Past Tutorials
Jan has a hint for the Iris Twist tutorial: "Many free Iris folding patterns are available on-line like circleofcrafters.com. You can Google "Iris Folding"."
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Weekly Challenges
December 31st to January 8th
Use supplies you likely already own and try new techniques.
Try a tacky glittered background.
Try this color combo: Brilliant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Garden Green
Use this sketch to create your card.
Pick a cake and followthe recipe.
Incorporate silver into your project.
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