Thursday, December 31, 2009

I so excited the blog hop starts tomorrow. I hope to see you hop by.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Year's Blog Hop

Come join Scrapbook Challenge's New Year's Blog Hop! To welcome the New Year and meet the new Scrapbook Challenges Design Team & reconnect with some of the returning DT Members. As well as, our new home over on ning.

Where have I been.....

I know that I haven't posted in a while.

Life has gotten really crazy for me lately. Let's see -- we moved to a new place in October. All the kids got real sick, they are all well now. DH got really sick - we had a real scare with him. Thank God! he is all better now. I have been well real sick myself. No telling when I'll be better.

Then the holidays came and we got right into celebrating that I just didn't stop by to post. Now a new year will be here and I am hoping for all good things.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I would like to apologize for not posting the winners yesterday. I want to thank everyone for understanding and for joining us on the blog hop!

I decided to do 2 groups. Which means 2 winners

The first group is for those who join Scrapbook Challenges and became a follower to my blog.

This is the prize for Joining both Scrapbook Challenges and my blog. A scrapwear T-Shirt (Night Time design - Design by me, Thickers, Cloud9 Epoxy Stickers, Heidi Grace Photo caption stickers)

These are the entries for this group:
1. Mary
2. Scrapmom79
3. Melissa
4. Lily
5. Scrappin{Jewlz}
6. Kristi B
7. JunqueandRoses
8. Ytet
9. Heather McDaniel
10. KeeKee
11. Pamela
12. Breann
13. Djp
14. CraftyRia
15. Anneliese

The Winner is..... DJP
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Please send me you home address and T-Shirt size to Thank you for hopping along with us.

For the second group I decided to just do those you became followers of my blog but did not join Scrapbook Challenges.

This is the prize for just becoming a Follower. A scrapwear T-Shirt(Night Time Design - Design by me), TLC Chipboard Flowers, A goodie bag filled with fun scrappy supplies.

These are the entries for this group:
1. Laterg8r
2. Marla
3. Rosalee
4. Jackie
5. Tara
6. Bree & Reilly
7. JPScraps
8. Angie's Scrappin Spot
9. Celeste
10. Jeanie
11. Latte_Grande
12. Ann
13. Bessie
14. Jingle
15. Issa Virtucio-Lucido
16. Benga
17. Reija
18. Rachel M
19. Krista
20. StampKjs
21. Terria
22. Beth Warren
23. Carole Stirrant
24. Jamie Harder
25. Silvia
26. Charisma-3103

The winner is....... Latte_Grande
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Please send me your home address and T-shirt size to Thank you for hopping along with us.

Monday, September 28, 2009

I would like to thank all of the wonderful people that stopped by and played with all of us - Scrapbook Challenges Design Team- during the Blog Hop this weekend. Also,Thank you everyone that join Scrapbook Challenges and became followers of my blog. I do appreciate it!!

Now, I'll be posting a bit later the Winner of my RAK. Which is a brand New, designed by me scrap Tee. (I'll post a pic in a few). Along with a few other goodies.

Okay, today is Monday so that mean another wonderful Sketch by Pamela and a new layout from me.

You fill my heart with gladness

Close up of tree and title

This week is my turn to post a challenge on Scrapbook Challenges. I decided to do an Ad challenge. I was inspired by this Bo Bunny Ad.

This is what I came up with. Falling in love with you

Close up of flowers

Close up of cluster

Close up of journaling

If you create a layout with either the sketch or the Ad please link me to your creation I can't wait to see what you come up with.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Welcome to Scrapbook Challenges 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 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.

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 start her once little group a few years back. Her little group has grown to over 1700 members.

Every Monday, Pamela posts a new sketch along with DT LO's. We also have 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 members. 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!

Five random facts about me:
1. I can't live without music!!!
2. I am my family's Weird Al. I love to change to words to Pop songs to make my own songs.
3. I am a Lego maniac - I really love them and can play with them for hours with or without the kids.
4. I have 2 brothers and 1 Sister
5. I grew up in Hoboken, New Jersey. Same as Frank Sinatra. I just don't have the blue eyes.
Here is Pamela's Wonderful Sketch

Here is my layout based on her sketch.

Close up of the cluster & flowers

So, Get started at Pamela’s Blog. I know you don't want to miss any of the fun this weekend. Before you hop on - be sure to read the entire post. You'll see why!

Start here --->1. Pamela,
2. Sookie,
3. Rowee,
4. Melissa,
5. Marilyn,
6. Lyndsay,
7. Katrina,
8. Iris,
9. CJ,
10. Cathy,
11. Brynn,
12. Beth,
You are here ----->13. Annie,

Here is the list of Prizes and how you can win them.
The winners will be announced on Sept 28th!
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, give the sketch a try! It’s not a long blog hop...there are only 13 of us. So start with Pamela and leave a comment! Then hop on!

1. The prize for one lucky person who comments on ALL the blogs will win 2 fabulous kits from Apron Strings Monthly Kits. Yes, you read that correctly!

2. Our second RAK goes to one lucky person who plays along with us this weekend. All you have to do is make a layout based on the sketch(Everybody who does a layout based on the sketch gets entered into a drawing to win). Then you can post a link to it Pamela's blog or in the Scrapbook Challenges group. So, what do you win ? This stamp set from Unity Stamp Company:

3. One person who does the best detective work and answers the questionaire (see below) will win this awesome stamp set from Unity Stamp Company

The Questions are as follows:
You get entered into the drawing for this one by sending Pamela an email, at, with the answers to these questions:

1. What is the name of our guest blogger today?
2. Name one of our newest DT members.
3. How long has Scrapbook Challenges on myspace been around?
4. Which Scrapbook Challenges DT member also designs for Scrap Within Reach?
5. Are you a member of Scrapbook Challenges on myspace?

This is your last stop on the hop. Please feel free to check out all the great stuff at Scrapbook Challenges to continue on with the fun!!

Bonus RAK: Plus, to have another chance to win a RAK from me. Join Scrapbook Challenges (so the you can play with us all the time), leave me a comment here telling me that you did and become a follower of my blog.

Thanks for stopping by and playing with us!!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I wanted to remind you that Scrapbook Challenges is having another Blog Hop it start tomorrow! I hope you join us you will definitely have loads of fun! You'll get a chance to win those fabulous prizes that Pamela and the rest of the Scrapbook Challenges DTs have prepared!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Mondays are a great day to reveal a new sketch from Scrapbook Challenges and a layout to go with it.

Sketch # 162

Here is my take on it.

Also I wanted to share that Scrapbook Challenges is having another Blog Hop! I hope you join us you will definitely have loads of fun! You'll get a chance to win those fabulous prizes that Pamela and the rest of the Scrapbook Challenges DTs have prepared!

I also want to share some more layouts I created using Scrapbook Challenges sketches. I was dealing with family issues so I didn't post them.

Please link me if you create a layout using this week's sketch. I would love to see it.

Monday, July 20, 2009

So, it Monday and I have a new sketch and lo to share with you.
Here is the sketch created by DT Member Cathy

Here is my layout.

I know that I haven't been on lately but, that doesn't mean I haven't been working. I did some fun thing with the kids. Like these cups youngest DD & I made just for fun and a Card that my DD (same one) taught me. Yes, my kids are into teaching classes lately. they teach all different things to friends & family. they have sign up sheets and I help with with the materials - I been using up all of my old stuff. They love it.
Here is my DD's cup

Here is my cup
This is the card class she taught. I love the origami wings on the butterfly.
Sorry that the pictures are a bit blurry. it's been raining here for days and days. So, that mean a lot of indoor pictures.
If you decided to use the sketch to create a layout please link me I would love to see your creation.

Monday, July 6, 2009

I seem to have forgotten to stop by and post the rest of the layout from last week. Today I'll share both last Monday's and today with you.
Today's Sketch and layout.
I doodled and stamped the background to create the sidewalk drawing the kids made.
Title close up - the chipboard letters are from Target's dollar spot. The little chalk I made from paper. My DS wanted them on the page.
Last Monday's Sketch and layout.

The letter are American Crafts that my DH bought for me - I set him to get thickers and when he couldn't find them he thought these would be nice. So, not to hurt his feelings I use them. The little puffy letters I found the other day at the Dollar Tree.

This little bear is my DD love. So, instead of the bird I did the bear. I just happen to have in my stash some velvet paper and mulberry paper that made a cute bear.

If you create a layout using either one of these great sketches please be sure to link me to your creation.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Well, we had a wonderful weekend here. I wanted to stop by give you a little sneak peek of tomorrow's layout for Scrapbook Challenge DT work.

I hope you stop by to see the rest of the layout.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I wanted to share a mini album that my DD (who is 10yrs old) taught a small group of us (mostly family & friends). I wrote about this on a earlier post. DD was wanting to do and teach a project. I gave her a summer kit. I had from when I use to sell TLC products. I added a few little extras.

I have to say she did an amazing job teaching the little class. She taught a mini tag album.

Here is my version of the album. I hope to give her more opportunities to create and teach little classes.

Monday, June 22, 2009

I wanted to share this. I am not sure what to call it. We finally decided on Zeborse. Yes, for Zebra and Horse. My oldest DD took these pictures of a Horse? Zebra? Anyway, We went about 5 minutes away from our suburbian home to the country. And one of the farmers has this Zeborse on their property. The kids were amazed by this. My youngest DD was in love!! She LOVES zebras and horses - so this animal is perfection to her.
If you know what this is Horse or Zebra we would love to know.*** I did some googling and I found this site on Zorse ***
So maybe that's what is .

It's Monday - So that means I have a new layout for the sketch that Pamela of Scrapbook Challenges has created.

Here is the sketch

Here is my layout. Now, the little boy is my DS and the guy with him is a friend of our family. DH, DS and our friend had a guys day out at a local car show. I working on some older pictures lately. It's been fun remembering the kids when they were so little.

If you create a layout using this sketch please link me to your creation.