Friday, April 30, 2010

Welcome to Scrapbook Challenges Blog Hop!

If you are just starting the hop - you can begin at the beginning with Pamela's blog.

If you just hop on over from Karen's blog. So, Glad you made it here and continue your journey with me and the rest of the Scrapbook Challenges Design Team.

This is a long post.

Pamela's Sketch

Here is my layout based on the sketch

I used the following to create this layout: Photo Paper: Kodak, Pattern Paper: Martha Stewart(EK Success ltd), White cardstock, White & Brown Floss: DMC, Border Punches: Fiskars, Circle for title: Fiskars Ultra Shape Xpress and template, Felt Flowers: American Crafts, Library Card, Paint: Making Memories & Brads

Close up of the title also a side view to show the pop up

Close up of flowers & the different borders

Close up stitched corner

Close up of Journaling card.

Close up of the Book Banner - I took pictures of some their favorite book and printed them a 1x1 size.

I know you want to be entered to win some wonderful prizes. Here is what you need to do to be entered.

1. Everyone who leaves a comment on ALL blogs, gets entered into a drawing for the April Scarlet Lime kit.

2. Everyone who does a layout based on the sketch this weekend and posts it in the Hop On section at Scrapbook Challenges (on the Forum) will get entered into a drawing for the "My Family" line from Fancy Pants Designs.

3. Join Scrapbook Challenges and get entered to win this lovely Prima prize.

4. Invite a Friend or two to join Scrapbook Challenges and get entered to win this sweet Prima prize.

5. Also, for anyone who leaves me a comment and becomes a follower of my blog, I will enter you into a drawing for some wonderful goodies. So, when you comment here for your chance to win the main prizes, also mention if you're a follower to be entered for this wonderful goodie. It doesn't matter if you were already a follower or if you are just joining up.

I've been on the DT at Scrapbook Challenges Since it was on Myspace. I've truly loved every moment of it. I love the DT and Pamela. I have had the pleasure to meeting and working along side some extremely talented ladies. I am sadden to say that I will be stepping down from the DT. My life has gotten really busy. Also, I am is dealing with a lot of health issues that need attending to; as well as my family. I will continue to play along with all the members of Scrapbook Challenges and I am proud to say that the New DT is an Amazing bunch of ladies. You will have some fantastic sketch, challenges, classes, tutorials and other wonderful things to look forward to at Scrapbook Challenges.

OK, now hop on over to the next stop Dani (

It's been awhile since I've been on here. I haven't stop scrapping just haven't been posting here. Because things keep me from taking a moment to post. So, sorry about that. I wanted to let you know that the winner of the contest was posted on Facebook (see post below - about DH) the winner was Rosa. She did receive her prize and loves everything in it.

Here are a few of the layout I created since I was last on here. I am going to try to post some tutorials I did on Scrapbook Challenges. Please note that all the sketches I used to make my layout were created by Pamela Young.

My inspiration -------------------- My Layout

Sketch # 196

My layout - Promotion Party - I made a 2 pager.

The owl was made using Heidi Grace cardstock stickers. The pattern pape & ribbon are American Craft

Sketch # 195

My layout - Teen Titan Robin

Close up of the hand cut embellishments. I cut them out of the pattern paper and pop them up.

Sketch # 192

My layout

Close up of flower- they were made using Fiskars sun punch and the Vines boarder punch.

Sketch # 189

My layout

Close up of banner Close up of Chipboard Title

Sketch # 187
My layout - I made a 2 pager. I just flip the sketch.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Here is a sneek peak of tomorrow's layout.

Also wanted to share some pictures of the prizes for Hubby's Facebook Contest (See below for details)
The prize contains the following:
1 - Large Package of Drink Act products from New Life Energy
This package contains:
2- cans of ready to drink ACT Energy
3 - Each of - On the go packs: Vitalagy, Body Trim, Act Energy & Suzanne Somers Sip of Sunshine "Vitamin D' drink
2 - Bottles of Body Trim 2oz shots
2- Bars of Suzanne Somers Protein Bars flavors: Cookies & Cream and Chocolate
1- Brochure Youngevity Botanical Spa Collection
1 - 12x12 Cloud 9 Album
1- Mini Album
1- I.D. Fiskars Scissors
1- Set of Fiskars Ocean Punches
2- Fiskars Raindots - Flowers & plasts
1- Making Memories Tin of Flowers
1- KI Memories Embellishmets
1- Package of Offray Ribbons 8 mini spools one yard each
1- Heidi Grace Chipboard sheet
1- Sheet of Puffy Alpha Letters
1- Cloud 9 Cardstock Elements Stickers - Sorbet Villa
1- Cloud 9 Chipboard Shape stickers - beach theme
2- EK Success Sticko Stickers - Party theme & Paradise theme
1- Scrapwear T-shirt
**More items to be added **
I wanted to remind everyone about dear hubby's contest ---> See post below. Also I wanted to share some sketches and layouts with you. I didn't post them the last 2 Mondays. Here they are:

Sketch #185 (created by Pamela Young)

I didn't create a layout for this sketch yet

Sketch #186 (created by Pamela Young)

Here is the layout I created based on the sketch

Close up of the flowers and lace embellishment.

Here is a layout I created for the challenge I posted on Scrapbook Challenges this month. It is an AD challenge using Anna Griffin's ad in Creating Keepsakes magazine.

This is the inspiration AD:

My layout:
Close up of the details

If you create a layout using any of these sketches or Ad inspiration please link me I would love to see them.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Fran's Facebook contest

Some of you may have noticed that my sweet hubby is promoting my blog to all of his facebook friends. He started a contest and would love it if you would join in on all the fun. Here is his status post:

Fran Collins Attention: All females that like scrapbooking, males that like scrapbooking or males and females that know females and males that like scrapbooking. My wife is an avid scrapbooker. Annie is a Certified Fiskars Demonstrator, this means she can give classes on Fiskars tools. She is on a scrapbook design team. Annie also ...runs her own blog focusing on scrapbooking. Her blog is becoming popular and we want it to grow. I am running a contest for the month of February. Any of my friends that go to Annie's blog and becomes a follower will be entered and a name will be randomly drawn on March 1st. Go to We will post pictures of the prize in the next few days. I will say that it will include a scrapbook T-shirt designed by my wife, scrapbook items, possibly a Fiskars tool, and some Health and Wellness items. There may also be some Spa and Beauty items. The last items are from my business. If we can get more than 15 followers we will add a second prize pack.

So if you are interested in entering this wonderful contest; leave me a comment and then become a follower to this blog. We'll start posting pictures soon.