Friday, May 6, 2011






Welcome to Scrapbook Challenges' Thank you so much Pamela Blog Hop.

If you have just started your hop, You might want start at Brynn's blog. If you are coming from Jackie's blog then you are in the right place. :)

I would like to take a moment and tell you about Pamela Young. She is an amazing woman, Mom, designer, artist, creator of Scrapbook Challenges and most of all incredible friend. I am so grateful to have met and worked with/for Pamela. She started Scrapbook Challenges on Myspace and grew it to over 1000 members, She designed all the sketches that the design team used every week to create their layouts.

She later moved the site to Ning, were it grew even more. She and the DT added tutorials, classes, chats, blog hops and other fun things. she continued to work with sponsors to bring Scrapbook Challenges to a higher level. Pamela also continued to work on her own personal scrapping skills and was recognized for it by being published several times. She was also asked to be a part of several design teams for manufactures. She is an inspiration to many -- especially me.

Ok, now about me -- fun I know LOL! Here are some fun facts about me.

I've been scrapping since 1998. I started out so very basic. I was afraid to mess it up. Then, I got over it and started to really scrap. I've been scrapping ever since. I have three super incredible children 2 girls and 1 boy. They are talented in so many ways. My very, very supportive husband and I have been married for 21 years and together for over 22 years. we have 3 super cute dogs and we all live in the very hot, humid, sunny state of Florida!! Although, I grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey. Same as Frank Sinatra. I just don't have the blue eyes. I can't live without music!!! I am my family's Weird Al. I love to change the words to Pop songs to make my own songs. I am a Lego maniac - I really love them and can play with them for hours with or without the kids. I have 2 brothers and 1 Sister (who I got into scrapbook in 2002 and she now has more scrapbook stuff and I do - Ok, let's be honest she has more stuff and a store! LOL)

I found Scrapbook Challenge through Scrapbook Calls. Pamela was in search of a new design team and I applied for it, much to my surprise she picked me. I was honored to be a part of her design team. Pamela, the other Scrapbook Challenge design team members and Scrapbook Challenges community helped me grow in in my scrapping. The challenges inspired, and made me at time go outside my comfort zone which I LOVE. I know that I have learned so much from everyone on the site.

I wanted to share a sketch created Pamela with you. It inspired me to do the layout below.













So, I bet you are wondering --Are there going to be any GOODIES in this blog hop? Well, Of course there are - don't be silly. There are always goodies at Scrapbook Challenges.

Here is what you have to do to be entered into the drawing:

1. The one person who leaves a comment on all the blogs and in HOP ON section(this can be found on the Scrapbook Challenges site)will get Chipboard Borders, 12x12 Collection Kit and a 6x6 Paper Pad from To The Moon by Fancy Pants.

2. Join the Scrapbook Challenges family. One new member over the weekend will get the We R Memory Keepers’Sew Easy Piercer, 4 Piercers, a mixed assortment of Divine Twine and 15 colors of DMC Embroidery Floss.

3. One person who post a NEW a layout based on one of Pam’s sketches(these can be found on the Scrapbook Challenges site)and posts it in the HOP ON section will receive a package of Tim Holtz goodies.


4. If you become a follower of my blog - leave me a comment. I'll enter you in a drawing to win some goodies. Like a Scrapbook T-shirt designed by me and some other fun dodads.


Also tomorrow is National Scrapbook Day!! So, be sure to join us on the Scrapbook Challenges Site for lots of fun activities and goodies!

Thank you so much for stopping by and playing with me. Now, don't let your fun end here. Hop on to Carmen's blog to continue.

27 comments:

Jolanda said...

Beautiful!!!amazing page!
Have a nice hop!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Lovin the vintage bits on your layout and of course the Live Your Dream :):)

Alyssa said...

Very beautiful layout. I love it!

Nicolle said...

Beautiful photo and LO!..:)

Carmen said...

Amazing layout!!!

Pamela said...

Your post totally made me smile! Thank you for all the kind words! You truly have been a friend. :) And I love your beautiful layout!

Alison said...

Love your LO!
Alison xx

Natalie said...

I remember your layouts and challenges :) You are what made my decide to apply for the dt there :) so thanks!!
That sketch is one of my faves and your take is sooo funky :)
Have a great weekend ox

jessica_haley555 said...

I love all the fun details on this page.

Jasmine said...

Love all your embellies and little details. Wonderful job.
Jasmine

{Addicted Scrapbooker} said...

Stunning details, Annie. Love your page!

Tassie Deb said...

Stunner of a lo Annie. Miss you. Deb xox

Renee said...

Annie, this is such a sweet layout! I love the story that you told. I am a new follower! Have a great weekend!!

MARILYN said...

Lovely page, Annie!!! have a nice weekend!!

Debi said...
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Debi said...

Beautiful Layout Annie! And I absolutely LOVE your playlist! Very often I find music on blogs annoying but I think I could sit here and listen to yours all evening long! It would seem that you have the same quirky, varied taste in music that I do! LOL Great stuff! :D

Cheryl said...

amazing layout! and nice post too x

Mary Ann G. Santos said...

beautiful LO. it feels like hawaiian...love the elements and the colors you chose.

anazelia said...

oh my goodness this is lovely. love all the paper tearing and how you played with the paper.

Chels said...

I love all your little touches that finish it perfectly! I am now a follower

Jennifer Hansen said...

Beautiful layout! jlh774 at gmail dot com

Sabrina said...

I really love what you wrote on your beautiful page!! :)

Yara said...

Love your layout! Loved reading your post about Pamela! She is a great person! Wishing you a happy weekend!

ShellBell said...

This layout is AMAZING! So beautiful.

Rose Ann said...

lovely lo! thanks for offering a rak, I become a follower your blog (:

Jackie said...

Beautiful LO, love the photo

Emeraldvalkyrie said...

Love the vivid colour with that photo!