Thursday, September 30, 2010

3 Birds with one Stone (Post)!

Busy Busy Busy! We were in Virginia Beach from Sat. thru Tues. so I'm a little behind, please forgive me! I have 3 reveals for you today! First is Scrapbook Challenges. The new sketch is up, #219. It's a really simple sketch to use, so many possibilities. I did a layout of my 2 boys on their first day of school. So strange to only have 2 boys going to school now, since my oldest graduated last year!
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Next is Let's Scrap! Check out the new sketch over there and all the Design Teams wonderful layouts. You can also still get in on the Julie Bonner sketch until Oct. 4th! My layout for this one is of my youngest DS in "His Happy Place" he is definately happiest in the woods, especially if he has a fishing pole in his hands!
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And last but not least is Sketchabilities. This is the last sketch for the current design team and for the month long Birthday Bash that's been going on there. Make sure you check it all out and play along to be included in some awesome prizes! My layout for this sketch is of my "Nature Boys" we love exploring and finding fun places to hang out together!
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Hope you enjoy all the reveals! On a very happy note, I will be continuing on the Design Team at Sketchabilities! Im very excited and honored to be working with such a talented group of ladies!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sketchabilities Reveal and a WINNER!

So much going on, so fun! Today is Sketchabilites DT reveal day. For this reveal, some of us on the DT were lucky enough to have EAD designs send us some of their REPOSITIONAL stickers to work with! Check out EAD here, they have some really cool things! Make sure you go to Sketchabilities to play with the sketch and see what the DT has done with it. Here is mine:

this is a card I made with the stickers from EAD

EAD designs stickers are repositional!

I also have the name of the winner of my RAK from the Birthday Bash Blog Hop!  LINDSEY! Lindsey, please email me your snail addy so I can send you your prize!
There is so much fun stuff going on! Make sure you check out Scrapbook Challenges for their new sketch this week #218 is very versatile, with 3 pictures and a huge journalling block. Here is my take on it, it's a picture of my very stylish mom in 1964!

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There is also a new sketch up at Let's Scrap! A great two pager to get several pictures on! Mine is a single page of my dad and sister in 1970. Shortly after I was born, my dad took my sister out on a "date" so she wouldn't feel left out.  He was just sweet like that!

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Remember, I mentioned I was in a contest at Treasured Memories? Well, I made it all the way to the end, but did not win, so sad, but I thought I would post the last pages I did for the contest.
my 1970's family just after I was born!
mom and dad through the years!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Guess what?!!! I'm the Guest Designer at Sketchabilities! Karan has a new sketch for you to try and it is awesome! I have a little RAK for one lucky scrapper who does the sketch and leaves me a comment here on my blog! Make sure you link your layout with Mr. Linky at Sketchablilities and then come back here and leave me a comment letting me know you linked up and I will pick someone for a small RAK! Now, get scrapping!! Here is my sample!
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These are pictures of me and my mom walking in the woods at Presque Isle in my home town in 1974.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

SKETCHABILITIES Birthday Bash Blog Hop!!!

It's SKETCHABILITIES first ever Blog Hop!

This blog hop is run a bit differently then others. There is an order for you to hop!
[1] Follow the hop by visiting Karan Gerbers blog first, find the word, and go to the next blog listed.
[2] For our followers to be considered for the final Sponsor Giveaway, you need to hop to Design Team Blogs that are participating in the blog hop in order …On those blogs, you will find a highlighted word in Orange. Find the highlighted word, make note of it and leave some feedback. All these highlighted words combined form a catch phrase about Sketchabilities.
[3] You need to comment on each Designer Blog to be considered for the individual RAK the Design Team Members are offering............your last step..
[4] You will need to put that “catch” phrase together and bounce back to the Sketchabilities site to leave your final comment and the “catch” phrase.
You'll have 5 days to complete the hop dates are Sept 15th until 20th!
Winners of each DT Blog Rak and the Final Sponsor Giveaway prize will be posted Sept 22nd!
Here you will find links to all the Sketchabilities designers participating in the bounce. Each of them have a RAK to give away and all you need to do is leave them a comment on their blogs.

So, now that you have all the "rules", here is a picture of the RAK you could win from me by commenting!

And.... here is your word for the "catch" phrase ...........IN
now, hop on over to Liza Bermudez blog
Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchabilities!


There is a lot going on at Sketchabilities! Today is reveal day, ofcourse, because it's the 15th. So, here is my take on the sketch!

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 While my friend Sandy and her kids were here visiting, we had the opportunity to celebrate Shae's 15th birthday!
Jump over to Sketchabilities to see the sketch and what the other designers did! Not to mention the BIRTHDAY BASH BLOG HOP!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Win a prize at Sketchabilities!

Don't forget, all month long is the Birthday Bash at Sketchabilities and you could win some awesome prizes by just playing along! Karan has another awesome sketch for you to play with! Here's my spin on it! Jump over to the blog and see what our Guest Designer, Sarah Buck did with it too!

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Sunshine & Rainbows at Lets Scrap

There's a new sketch at Lets Scrap today! Check out what the rest of the DT did with it! Here's mine:

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Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Sketchabilities Birthday Bash!

Make sure you check out SKETCHABILITIES and join in all the fun!

Today is the beginning of Sketchabilities Birthday Bash! We have a fantastic new sketch from Karan Gerber, jump over to the blog and see what Guest Designer Patti McCarthy did with it! Here is my take on the sketch!

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Friday, September 3, 2010

Welcome to SCRAPBOOK CHALLENGES BLOG HOP! Remember that little bit of exciting news I mentioned a few days ago?! Well, this is it! I was selected to be on the Design Team for Scrapbook Challenges! We are introducing the new DT and saying goodbye to those reitring DT members with a BLOG HOP! If you are new to blog hops, here is how they work: You start at Pamelas blog (I'll give you a link to her blog), you comment on her blog, then HOP to the next blog that she will give you a link to and so on! So... if you are just joining me please begin at the beginning by going to Pamelas blog HERE.
There are several ways to win prizes too!

1. Everyone who leaves a comment on all the blogs in the hop will be entered into the drawing to win the new "Restoration" line from Crate Paper.

2. Everyone who does a layout based on the sketch and posts it in the Hop On section gets entered into the drawing to win the new "Pixie-Licious" line from Cosmo Cricket, including the 12 x 12 sheet of chipboard.

3. Everyone who joins the group this weekend gets entered into the drawing for a Prima pack.

4. Everyone who invites someone to the group this weekend, through the "invite" link on main page, gets entered into a drawing for a Prima pack.

5. There will be a fifth prize in the Hop On section.
I'm sure you would like to see the sketch Pamela did just for this Blog Hop! And maybe my take on it too?!

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If you began at the beginning with Pamela's blog and you have come here from Jenn's blog then your next stop is SARAH'S !

Make sure once you've visited all the DT blogs you end at SCRAPBOOK CHALLENGES to JOIN the group, INVITE someone to join the group and check out the HOP ON section!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Treasured Scrapbooking

I advanced to the next week in the Treasured Scrapbooking contest!! YIPPEE! The challenge this week is going to be tough!  I have to use the title of a book at my page title, use the phrase "the things I've learned" in my journalling, use lined paper, use something school/learning related and at least 3 layers of paper somewhere! hmmmm, I'll have to put my thinking cap on for this! Send me good vibes, I'd really like to advance again next week!