Friday, January 1, 2010


Welcome to Scrapbook Challenges New Year’s Blog Hop. This is a long post but SO WORTH IT!! Read, play and have fun!

This blog hop is design to help you get to know the Scrapbook Challenges Design Team, Pamela the owner of Scrapbook Challenge and the New Scrapbook Challenges site better. During the hop you will notice lots of prizes and a challenge (see below). I hope you participate in all of them.
I am Annie and I am returning member of the Design Team. This will be my 4th term on the Scrapbook Challenges Design Team. Here’s a little information about me. I've been scrapbooking for over 10yrs. now. I really enjoy creating layouts, mini albums and altered items for my family and friends. I love to introduce and teach other to our wonderful creative world.

Now, let me tell you a bit about Scrapbook Challenges and Pamela the founder of Scrapbook Challenges. We have a weekly sketch challenge, with an original, never seen before sketch designed by the amazing Pamela Young, a highly talented and published artist. Pamela starts her once little group a few years back on Myspace. Now we have move to our New home over on Ning.

Some of the things you’ll find on our site are a new sketch along with DT lo's posted every Monday, a Photoshop, a digital and technique challenge posted once a month. Plus, we also have other wonderful challenges that are issue by the design team & site members. We also love to feature our members in a special feature section on our site. We’re planning lots of wonderful things like having Guest designers, monthly events and tutorials. As well as, other fantastic things. Everyone who completes a challenge gets entered into a drawing for a prize from our monthly sponsor. Pamela does a fantastic job securing amazing sponsors each month!

So let's get started!!!

This is the wonderful sketch that Pamela created for us.


Here is my layout base on the sketch.


Journaling reads: You have always been a Beatles fan, but this year you got your own case of Beatlemania. Especially with all the hype of the release of Beatles Rock Band on 9/9/09


Here is a close-up of the vinyl record, cassette tape and CD I made out of chipboard.


Here is the list of Prizes and how you can win them.
The winners will be announced on Monday, January 4th!
How do you get a chance to win any of these great prizes? All you have to do is participate in this blog hop, leave a comment on all of the blogs, and give the sketch a try! You have until Midnight MST on Jan 3rd.

1. One lucky person who leaves a comment on all of our blogs in the DT/GDT blog hop will win a collection of goodies from My Little Shoebox:

2. One person who does the sketch and posts in the Hop On section will win the Origins collection from Basic Grey: Which includes:
* Origins Collection Pack of 12 x 12 papers
* Origins Stitched Brads
* Origins White Tracery Doilies Paper
* Origins Brown Tracery Doilies Paper
* Origins Chip Sticker Shapes
* Origins Chip Sticker Abcs
* Origins Canvas Tags
* Origins Bloomers
* Origins Buttons


3. Pamela has two packs from Prima Marketing, one will go to someone who JOINS the group this weekend, and the other will go to someone who INVITES someone to the group this weekend (through the invite link on the group): 4. The last RAK goes to one person who leaves a comment on the blogs in the Hop On section. They will receive an album and a bunch of trim from Rusty Pickle: So, Get started at Pamela’s Blog. I know you don't want to miss any of the fun this weekend.

You are Here --> Lucky 13. Annie

Hop on over to the wonderfully talented Catherine http://itsybitsyartsy.blogspot.com/

I wanted to add another RAK to the list. I will give a Rak (I'll post a picture in a bit)to the person who Does a layout based on the sketch, joins Scrapbook Challenges, and followes me.



106 comments:

salme said...

Annie, love your take on the sketch! Happy New Year!

Angela H said...

I love the fact that you took the pic and made them into the shapes inside the sketch!! Cool idea!! I never think to cut my photos to blend in with the desgin elements.

Gave me Inspiration GF!! Love the blog too!!

Happy New Years!!

Kim said...

I love that PP and your embellies are so fun!

{ CJ } said...

Annie love the details in your LO. Great take on the sketch :) Happy New Year! :)

hippy_chick said...

WOW cool page!!

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

what a fun take on the sketch! fun fun!

Sarah said...

That little record is too too cute! Great LO!

anazelia said...

the little record is fabulous. love your layout.

djp said...

those chipboard elements are great!!!

Scrappycath said...

Love how you got so many pics on your page

silvia said...

OMG!! Totally cool LO!! LOVE your handmade embellies!!

Tricia said...

nice clean lines on the layout. I love the vinyl record you made! Hopping along

Design Lily said...

WOW...love the details...Cd, record, and tape are fab! Happy 2010...:)

Lydia Siegel said...

Your layout is so darn cute! I love the record! Im also glad to be working with you on this team!

AuntJo said...

Annie...love your take on this sketch! I too am a big Beatles fan! Love your embellishments you created!

Karry Weaver said...

How cute! What a great take on the sketch. Your blog is so fun. Happy New Year to you too.

Becky said...

that record rocks

scrappin{jewlz} said...

great layout!!

tallulah1 said...

Already a member, but now a follower! Love yout take - the background paper makes it I think!! Great layout!!

Annie Fiskateer #1326/SCDT member said...

Thank you ladies!

Wendy West said...

Love your layout!

Colleen said...

Love the layout.

Jennifer Moore said...

Awesome page! Way to go! :)

Shirley said...

That's one cool page and love your embellies!

Ilene said...

Love your take on the sketch! Congrats on coming back - I'm looking forward to getting to know you better :)

Leah Crowe said...

oh my goodness!!! I thought the lil record/cassette embellie was clay for a moment.. you nailed those cool embellies! Lovin' the lil photos on your layout too. Congrats on your 4th return to the team! Happy new Year!

Scrapbooking by Kelly Messer said...

Cute Page!! Love your blog spot!!
Gonna do that page before this challenge is over with. Thanks for all of U offering such great prizes!!
Happy New Year!!
http://scrapbookingbykellymesser.blogspot.com/

suzeyq said...

That's a great job with the chipboard elements!

Star Rork said...

those handmade embellishments are so cute! Congrats!

Brittney said...

Happy New Year! Love your take on the sketch =)

ZoiHoku said...

super fun layout! Happy New YEar!

csewy said...

A super cool layout, love it!!

BAHGL said...

You did an AWESOME Job on the record, tape and cd!! So creative!!

meluv2scrap said...

Cool Happy New Year BLog!!! Great take on the sketch!

lisa said...

The Beatles record is awesome! Love the clean/graphic artsy look to the LO!

lavendarrose29 said...

Cute layout. I need to make some of those Chipboard pieces for my daughter who is obsessed with KISS

JPScraps said...

Love the layout. The mini LP, cassette, & CD are awesome!

Gaz, Caz n Lucy in NZ said...

OMg gow cool are they records, awesome sketch girl. I have a layout made over at my blog www.scrappercaz.blogspot.com and i have became a follower

CraftyRia said...

Oh, cute! I love the record and tape that you made.

Holly W =) said...

HAPPY 2010! I love your sketch and the embellishments are so cute!

Ginny said...

Love how you fit so many photos on this layout!

Carol Sue Designs said...

Great layout! Love your embellies! :)

laterg8r said...

omg that tape and record are WICKED AWESOME :D

Christine said...

Your embellishments rock! Great LO.

Debi said...

Annie, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the chipboard elements you created! So clever! You layout is awesome with so many pix! Great work!

Happy New Year!

Rita said...

What a fun layout...Happy New Year!

Karen Taylor said...

A beautiful and creative use of the sketch!!

Lisamariemlt said...

love your take on the sketch! Happy New Year!

Karen Taylor said...

What a fantastic take on the sketch!! Loveit! Happy New Year!

mica said...

Happy new year!! Great take on the sketch. Love the multi photo layout!!

TheresaE said...

like the white space. I still have trouble leaving too much white space on my layouts.

nandmmom said...

your lo is Great, love all the details. Lot's of inspiration on your blog! Thanks!

Mazlina said...

what a fun layout.. and love your handmade records.. they are awesome! thanks for the inspiration!

Lealoo said...

Those embellishments are so adorable!

pink said...

Love the two-up photos!

creativecowgirl said...

Such talent! Thanks for sharing.

mindakims said...

Your take on teh sketch is my favorite so far I think, and your little cassette and album out of chipboard is about the cutest thing I've ever seen! I wish Icould do that!

scrapbookmom79 said...

I love the beatles too!! Great layout. Well i already did the layout, belong to SC & have followed your blog for a while :)

KateB said...

cool creations with the chipboard! and love the b/w touch of vintage Beatles...great layout!

EbethS said...

Love the LO, still trying to figure out chipboard

Wendy Hackney Baisden said...

great mini record...cute

Tassie Deb said...

Annie, love the starkness of your sketch layout. Looking forward to working with you on the SC DT. Happy New Year

Pamela said...

Fantastic layout Annie! Thanks for sticking around with us, I'm happy to have you return. :)

liliput said...

Great LO Annie! Happy New Year!

...Tara... said...

Love your take on the sketch and all the details :)

Kristi B. said...

Great job using this sketch Annie! Happy New Year!!! :)

Sandy said...

Those are cool chipboard elements that you created.

j.leija said...

awesome photos and superb embellishments! one of my favorites so far :)

xxbesos
j.leija

Jenny said...

Super layout!!! I love how The Beatles trancends all ages!!!!

Sharlotte said...

I love your blog! :) S.

Nicole said...

What a FUN take on the sketch! Love it!

Jodi said...

What a cool lo! love the homemade embellies!!

brandy messer said...

this may be my favorite!...genius with the chipboard!

Jennifer Campbell said...

Awesome layout!!!

Diana said...

Great job!

Alma said...

DH would so love this! He loves The Beatles!!

Marcita said...

What a great take at the sketch. The Beatels. And i love your vinyl record, cassette tape and CD.
I wish you all the luck at 2010.
I,m hopping to the next.

Julie said...

Great use of the embellishments. Best to you in 2010.

cindy said...

Fabulous color scheme. Love ur take on the sketch:)Great embellies.

becca said...

great layout!! Happy New Year!

Lisa said...

Wow! Awesome job!

Amy said...

wow - great homemade embellishments :)

em said...

You did a great job with the sketch!

Sarah said...

Those chipboard pieces are amazing - very tallented!!

gocanucksgo said...

Great work on the layout! Those chipboard pieces are so cute. Great work =)

Cathy said...

Happy New Year!

Julie said...

What a beautiful interpretation of the sketch!

Katrina said...

Annie, love your layout!

Joy-N-Jesus said...

wow! great job on the layout!

Cathy Bautista said...

Love the records, cd and tape you made! SO cool! Can't wait to work with you on the SC team! :)

Amanda Winchester said...

Wow! Such a cool layout! Love the black and white with pops of colour and all the pics!

Janet Z said...

I love your take on the sketch!

nannette13 said...

Love your layout and the little record, etc., that you made! Too cute!

Nina said...

Awesome layout, love the PP and the birds and details! Thanks for sharing!

anne g-i said...

very nice - great subject matter! and i love your little birds.

Breann said...

love all the little photos and your chipboard embellies! thought you made them out of clay at first.

Simple. Chic. Simply chic. said...

love those embellishments!

Lyndsay said...

Love your take on the sketch Annie!! It rocks!

Brynn Marie said...

Love your take on the sketch...super cute work :)

smahrty said...

That is so cool how you managed to get so many pictures in your LO without looking crowded! I think I will have to "lift" that one.

Regina said...

I love how you added so many pics and those embellies you made are super cute

Erika M. said...

Really love your layout - you did an awesome job!

alwayscharlie said...

Fabulous layout and I love your embellies!

ghubi said...

Absolutely cute Beatles records...

Jennifer Hansen said...

Great take on the sketch!

J.Rold said...

I like the simple "80's" feel of pattern--even though it's the Beatles