Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Blog Hop Winner

Well because of all the storms, I'm just now getting around to picking a winner from the Blog Hop. I put all 30 names into the random number generator and #22 was the winner! Congrats to ScrapinKat! Send me your address and I'll get your RAK in the mail to you!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Step into S-P-R-I-N-G Blog Hop

Hello and Welcome to my blog! Today we are celebrating the beginning of a new season with the Step into Spring Blog Hop brought to you by the Design Team from Memorable Seasons! If you did not start your hop today on the Memorable Seasons blog, please jump back over there so you do not miss anything. Today we are looking at the word S-P-R-I-N-G and taking you through all the steps for creating a fabulous layout using an exclusive sketch created for this blog hop by Liz Chidester , which was the first step! You have already hopped through the letters S, P, R, I, N, and now you are here for the letter G.

Today, G stands for "Give that layout a title and some journaling!" Here's my layout up to this point.
Now, I am a stickler for having a title of some sort and some journaling on every layout I complete. The only ones that I do without titles are the ones that the photos speak for themselves so clearly that no title is needed. And if I don't at least tell the date and some basic information, then the journaling isn't complete. I usually wait until the end to do both my title and journaling. I like to think about what I'm going to say as I'm doing all the other steps. This gives me time to think about the photo and what was happening. Sometimes, the title comes so easily and other times I have to really ponder. Same with journaling. If you ever have trouble giving your layout a title and journaling, I advise you to leave a place for it so that you can come back and add it when you have had time to let your mind clear.

Now to see my layout with my title and journaling added, you will have to head over to Memorable Seasons to check out the Blog Hop post! There you will see a complete reveal of all of the Design Team's finished layouts!

Be sure to leave me a comment telling me what you think about titles and journaling. By doing so, you will be one step closer to a fabulous Memorable Seasons prize as well as getting your name entered in a RAK from me!

Thanks for joining in on our first ever Blog Hop at Memorable Seasons! We hope you have enjoyed your time doing this!

Monday, February 7, 2011

“Friends with He{art}” Blog Hop

Welcome to your 4th stop on the “Friends with He{art}” Blog Hop sponsored by Scrap Friendzy! If you are following the links from the beginning of the hop, you should have come from Jean's blog. If not and you wish to participate in the blog hop, start back at the Scrap Friendzy Blog.

Today, I am excited to share a project that I made especially for this blog hop.
You may have seen these before, as I'm sure they've been around for a while, but I just happened to stumble upon some in a gallery earlier this week and wanted to give them a try! I found a tutorial on how to make these Paper Strawberries on this blog. I used Pink Paislee's Cupid Collection from last year which worked perfectly.

They are so cute and I felt like they'd be the perfect little something to make for my kids' teachers for Valentine's Day this year! Each little strawberry has two Hershey Kisses in them. Here's a few pictures of them.
If you want to make some for yourself, then you can go here to print a template out and back to the above mentioned blog for further instructions! Hope you have fun making them!!

Your next stop on the blog hop will be Cheryl's blog. Don't forget to leave a comment here, and on each stop on the blog hop. Then, make sure you finish up at the Scrap-Friendzy forum and post that you have completed the hop. Your name will be entered into a drawing for a fabulous prize! We're also hosting a weekend crop from Friday, February 11 through Sunday, February 13 on the forum – hope you will join in the fun! In addition to the Blog Hop prize given by Scrap-Friendzy, I'm offering a small RAK too!! I'll be sending someone special a prize pack consisting of several different Valentine themed papers! You just have to do 2 things...1) Become a follower of my blog and 2) Don't forget to leave me a comment!! Easy-peasy!!! You'll have until the end of our Crop on Sunday, February 13th and then I'll draw a winner and announce it on Monday, Valentine's Day!! Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy the rest of the hop!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

New Year, New Beginning!

Well didn't I just do great there at the end of 2010! What can I say? I was busy just like everyone else and this blog is what took the back seat! I hope I can be a little better with my updating this year, but who knows! I will try though!

So what's new? January is such a great month for scrappers, in my opinion! What better way to start off a new year, than scrapbooking the memories of last year? And to help you do that, I have a couple of great ideas for you!

One of them is the 2nd Annual Sketch-a-Thon going on right now at Scrap-Friendzy! How does a new sketch everyday sound to help jump start your scrapping? I promise that's exactly what it will do. So head over there now! There are already 15 great sketches guaranteed to inspire you. Here is one of my most recent layouts using one of the fabulous sketches.
Secondly, Memorable Seasons is currently hosting our first Online Crop of the year. Well, technically the online part of it was last weekend, but the deadline isn't up until tomorrow night. So if you hurry, you can still participate and have a chance at winning the prize. But even if you don't get anything done by midnight tomorrow, there is still 12 great challenges that are going to inspire you to think outside of the box. All these challenges have something to do with numbers. Here is one of my layouts using one of those challenges:And if that's not enough....I happen to have the inside scoop at both Scrap Friendzy and Memorable Seasons, and we have some super fun and exciting things planned for you in February!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

New Layouts To Share!!

Umm...apparently I decided to take the month of September off! I just can't believe how busy I was all month long, but now I feel like I'm catching up. If you would like to see what layouts I did during September, you can see them in my Scrapbook.com gallery. I just got it updated today too. And now on to October's reveals!

First up is Memorable Seasons. We were all so excited to find out that my new favorite manufacturer sponsored us for October. We were all sent the Happy Halloween paper packs from Echo Park Paper Company. Of course Jill also threw in some fun embellishments to go along with it. Here are my Halloween themed layouts.
I also wanted to show the ability to flip over the papers and use the solid colored sides in a way that could be used for things other than Halloween. Here is a layout I did where I added some Graphic 45 fun things to the EP paper. I tucked my journaling inside the envelope.
I also made a couple of Halloween cards that I'll probably let the kids give to their teachers.
And I really had fun creating this Welcome to the Neighborhood card using the cute house stickers.
Thank you Echo Park for sponsoring us at Memorable Seasons, we loved working with your product!!

And speaking of Echo Park, we had some of their Life Is Good line in the October kit at Scrapbook Sussies. Here are the layouts I did using this side of the kit .
Love that line of paper so much! It was perfect for pictures with my sweetie on our anniversary trip. After all, "Life is Good" when I'm with him!

The other side of the October Sussies kit included the WRMK Heebie Jeebie line of products. Here are some more Halloween themed layouts.
Thank you for visiting and checking out all my October Kit Club layouts! I hope not to be gone for so long this time around!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Scrapbook Sussies August DT Projects

The August kit for Scrapbok Sussies contained the All Inclusive line from Bella Blvd. and the 72 & Sunny line from We R Memory Keepers. This and all the fun embellies that Lara is famous for made a fabulous kit to work with! I didn't have any beach pictures to work with but was still able to pull of the use of both of these lines of products. I scrapped some everyday summer photos and also some of our tubing pictures from our recent camping trip. Here is a picture of both sides of the kit.
And here are the layouts I created using this kit.

Thanks for stopping by and looking!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Memorable Seasons July DT Projects

For our July Design Team projects, Jill let us pick what papers we wanted to use from the online store! How awesome is that?! I picked out the Sweet Summertime line of papers from Echo Park Paper Co. They are fairly new and this is their first line they put out earlier this summer. I love all the bright colors and that fun and funky alphabet that comes with the paper pack. Jill paired the papers with some other fun goodies from Little Yellow Bicycle, Maya Road and Basic Grey. Here is the kit she put together for me.And here are the layouts and cards I did using the product.