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Monday, May 1, 2017

May "Rewind" Sketch Challenge ~ April Winners Annouced

Hello!
It's the first of May, and that means that it's time for a new scrappy challenge! 
This month for the Scrappy Friends Challenges, I am hosting the 
May "Rewind" Sketch Challenge
Here's a fun throwback sketch I chose to inspire you from
Designs by Diana

The Challenge....
Create a layout based on the the sketch above.  You can flip it, rotate it, add more photos, etc. just as long as I can tell you used the sketch for inspiration

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of  May 1, 2016
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by May 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

Here is the prize you are playing for this month:

Here's the layout I created based on the sketch and 
Rochelle's 1-2-3 Challenge

FORTHCOMING

BONUS CHALLENGE:
Combine my May "Rewind" Sketch Challenge with
Rochelle's May 1-2-3
All entries combining both challenges will be entered into our
prize drawing for a chance to win the following
BONUS PRIZE:
The winner may choose a gift card from
any online scrapbooking store/kit club
~OR~
One of the following stores
JoAnns. Michaels, or Hobby Lobby

ALSO...FOR A CHANCE AT WINNING ANOTHER PRIZE
Scrap Our Stash is using my challenge and Rochelle's challenge
for one of their NSD Challenges, stop by and get the details HERE

Now for the April WINNERS!!!!
Thanks so much to all of you who played along last month!
Another month of wonderful inspiration and various takes on the
Inspiration Challenge
as well as Rochelle's Rewind Sketch Challenge

Sharon Fritchman
Congratulations!
You are the winner of the April Inspiration Challenge!
Please leave a comment below and email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
to claim your prize!

And...
Kelly Massman
Congratulations!
You are the winner for April Scrappy Friends Bonus challenge!
Please comment below and
email us at
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com
to claim your prize! 

I hope everyone will visit the Scrap Our Stash Blog as well as The ScrapRoom Blogs 
this week for information on our 
National Scrapbooking Day Challenges!

Have a great week!



Friday, April 7, 2017

"All-Star Sisters" Layout ~ The ScrapRoom

Hello everyone!
Today I am up on The ScrapRoom Blog sharing a layout I created
inspired by the 
April Freaky Fast Formula

For the challenge I decided to use the 
Echo Park "Magic & Wonder" Page Kit 
one of four kits included in the April 
I did not have any Disney photos that have not been scrapped so I opted for 
 some photos I had taken of my great-nieces while they
were in Portland competing in the Pac West Cheer Competition last month!
Both girl's teams took first place in their division and each team member is given a jacket,
so here they are showing off their jackets! 
Here's my layout....

And the April Freaky Fast Formula that inspired the design of my page...

I encourage you to try creating a layout using the formula. It’s interesting to create a layout using the formula and seeing the results!  Give it a chance – if not now, maybe next month.  The ScrapRoom reveals a formula each month.  
You can find all of the challenge details and rules in 

Have fun creating, you have until April 30th, 11:59 PM (PST) to link up your entries
for a chance to win the following prize:
The TSR Design Team is looking forward to seeing all of your creations. 

Visit The ScrapRoom and check out this amazing kit
and all of the other amazing April Kits. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

"Love & Adore You" Layout ~ The ScrapRoom

Hello!
Each month I look forward to receiving a priority box with the monthly kits from
This month as always, the kits were full of awesome scrappy goodness!
Lots of inspiring colors, patterns and designs!

Here's a look at the 
Fancy Pants " Family & Co" Page Kit
one of four kits included in the April
This kit is perfect for documenting life with family and friends!
Below is the layout I created using this awesome kit....

Great colors and patterns which made it so easy and quick to create a layout of me and my great-nephew goofing around, while he was in Oregon during his sister's Cheer competition last month. 
One of my favorite paper companies is Fancy Pants and as usual this collection did not disappoint, especially with the incredible embellishments Rochelle added to this kit. 

All items used are from the kit with the exception of enamel shapes taken from the 
and the Alpha Stickers and Acrylic Word Sticker are from my personal stash.

Visit
The ScrapRoom
and check out all of the other layouts and projects the 
Design Team created using this amazing page kit, as well as other projects  using
the other page  kits in the April
Flavors of the Month Kit
Thank you for visiting my blog!
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Inspiration Challenge and Winners Announced!!!!


Hi there!
It's reveal day for my April Scrappy Friends Challenge
and my challenge this month is an Inspiration Challenge:

The Challenge....
Create a layout based on the the inspiration photo above. You may use either the colors, the composition, the elements, or any combination to create your page.  Please include in your write up when linking up your entry, what inspired you.

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of  April 1, 2016
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by April 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

Here is the prize you are playing for this month
($10 Gift Card to The ScrapRoom)

Here's the layout I created based on the inspiration and 
Rochelle's Sketch Challenge

FORTHCOMING



BONUS CHALLENGE:
Combine this April Inspiration Challenge with
Rochelle's April Rewind Sketch Challenge


All entries combining both challenges will be entered into our 
prize drawing for a cbance to win the following  
BONUS PRIZE:
The winner may choose a gift card from
any online scrapbooking store/kit club
~OR~
One of the following stores
JoAnns. Michaels, or Hobby Lobby

Now for the March WINNERS!!!!
Thanks so much to all of you who played along last month!
Another month of wonderful inspiration and various takes on the
Rewind Sketch  Challenge
as well as Rochell's Tic Tac Toe Challenge

BETHANY R
Congratulations!
You are the winner of the March Rewind Sketch Challenge!

Please leave a comment below and email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
to claim your prize!
And....

NATSUKO
Congratulations! 
You are the winner for March Scrappy Friends Bonus challenge!
Please comment below and
 email us at 
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com 
to claim your prize! 

Have a great weekend and I am looking forward to seeing all of the creative ideas everyone creates inspired by this month's Scrappy Friends Challenges.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March Rewind Sketch Challenge and February Winners Announced!!!

Hello everyone!
This month I am hosting the
Scrappy Friends
Rewind Sketch Challenge

For this month's challenge I chose a sketch created by
Emma Stafrace
from
Page Drafts

Your challenge is to create a layout inspired by the sketch

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of  March 1, 2016
(Please do not upload layouts using this sketch,  created prior to
March 1, 2017, they will not be considered for the prize drawing)
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by March 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

Here is the prize you are playing for this month:
Photoplay 12 x 12 Collection Kit:

Below is the layout I created inspired by this month's sketch:
FORTHCOMING

My layout was further inspired by
Rochelle's Bingo Challenge

And there is a 
BONUS CHALLENGE...
Combine my challenge with Rochelle's challenge and your name will automatically be entered into our monthly prize drawing for the this month's
Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE:
$15 "Winner's Choice" Gift Card
The winner may choose a gift card from
any online scrapbooking store/kit club
~OR~
One of the following stores
JoAnns. Michaels, or Hobby Lobby

Now for the February WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Another month of wonderful inspiration and various takes on the Lyric Challenge
as well as Rochelle's Rewind Sketch Challenge.

The randomly drawn WINNER of my
February Lyric Challenge is....
#10 ~ Barbara Greenberg

AND... 

 is the winner of the 
February Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!

Barbara be sure to comment below and then email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
 and I will get your gift card information emailed out to you. 
Please add GCC February Winner in the subject line.

Alicia be sure to comment below or on Rochelle's Blog
then email us at:
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com
with your choice of gift card and we will get it out to you.
Please add February Bonus Winner in the subject line.

Happy crafting...I can't wait to see all of your amazing creations
inspired by this months challenge!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Layouts ~ The ScrapRoom February Flavors of the Month Kit

Hello!
It is a little late in the month, but I wanted to share more of the layouts 
I created using the
February Flavors of the Month Kit
from 

February's "Flavors" (Page Kits):
~Crate Paper - Heart Day
~ Echo Park - Just Be You
~ Fancy Pants Designs - Sweet Nothings
~ Simple Stores - Love & Adore 

That is (4) individual page kits in one monthly kit for an affordable price to help you
"get more pages done!" 

The layout below was created using the 
Fancy Pants Designs "Just Be" You" Page Kit" 

"I Love Happy Wonderful You"

I created the next two layouts using the 
Echo Park " Be You" Page Kit 

"Shine Like The Whole Universe Is Yours"

"Little Girls with Dreams, Become Women With Vision"

And...the last layout was created using the amazing
Simple Stories " Love and Adore" Page Kit

February Recipe Card
"Month In Review"
All Flavors of the Month Subscribers will receive:
~ Access to exclusive Recipe Cards (step by step instructions) to create (4) double page layouts
each month.   

And...there is more
~ A Gourmet Flavored Coffee Sampler packet with each month's kit

Here's a video from our Videographer TinaGale for a closer look at the
February Flavors of the Month Kit:

For more information on the FOTM kit and all of the other wonderful kits, 
as well as prices, becoming a monthly member, etc.,
please visit their website....

Thank you for stopping by and return tomorrow to check out my
March Scrappy Friends 
"Rewind Sketch Challenge"

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Thursday, February 16, 2017

"SWAK" Layout ~ The ScrapRoom Flavors of the Month Kit

Hello everyone!
Sharing a layout I created inspired by
The ScrapRoom's
February Freaky Fast Formula
To create my layout I used the
Crate Paper "Heart Day" Page Kit
included in the February
in combination with the February
After I had completed the layout and uploaded,  I realized that I cut one piece in the formula incorrectly.....grrrr! For the 10 3/4" x 1" piece I actually forgot to cut the 12" x 1" down 1 1/4" so that cut is off. Other than that everything else is good to go!

This was another fun page kit to work with which made pulling this formula together an easy task!
This page kit was perfect to document the love between my niece and her son!
Aren't the XO paper clips adorable!
Everything used to create this layout is from this month's kits, with the exception of the letters for the title work and the gold "Kiss Me" heart, both from previous TSR Kits.

Here is this month's formula

Want to play along this month. The TSR Team would love to see you take on this formula!
To play along in this challenge, visit
for complete challenge details and rules. 

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

"Be Mine" Layout ~ The ScrapRoom February "JumpStart" Sketch

Hello!
Today I am up on The ScrapRoom Blog sharing the layout I created using the 
Fancy Pants "Sweet Nothings" Page Kit 
one of four kits included in the 
The design of my layout was inspired by The ScrapRoom's
February "JumpStart" Sketch
Using this month's great sketch made my page come together really fast! 
 And the kit....how adorable is it!
Love the colors and prints which matched up perfectly with these super cute photos and the outfit baby Ayden is wearing!
I think this was my favorite page kit in this month's FOTM Kit. I created one other page with the kit and trying to figure out how I can make a thrid page with the scraps...LOL
Everything used is from the FOTM Kit and  the Embellishment Add On Kit with the exception of the twine and the "Adorable" rub on taken from my personal stash. 

Here's the sketch...
You have until February 28th to play along for a chance to win a $10 TSR Gift Card!
For challenge details and rules, click HERE

Thank you for stopping by and I hope you will take some time to visit
The ScrapRoom
to check out the amazing February Kits!
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February "Scrap The Lyrics" Challenge ~ Scrappy Friends Challenges

Hello!
It's a new month and time for a new challenge!
Remember we are shaking things up a bit this year with the  Scrappy Friends Challenges,
so Rochelle is hosting the sketch challenge this month and here is my challenge for the month...
"Scrap The Lyrics"
Song:  "I Will Always Love You"
by Whitney Houston
Your challenge is to create a layout and to use 
the title and/or any verse, phrase or line from the song 
as your title and/or in your journaling.
Click HERE for the lyrics to the song.

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of  February 1, 2016
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by February 28th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

Here is the prize you are playing for this month:
PhotoPlay "Fresh Picked" 12 x 12 Collection Kit

Below is the layout I created inspired by this month's challenge
FORTHCOMING

My layout was further inspired by
Rochelle's February Rewind Sketch Challenge:
And there's a 
BONUS CHALLENGE...
Combine my challenge with Rochelle's challenge and your name will automatically be entered into our monthly prize drawing for the this month's
Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE:
$15 "Winner's Choice" Gift Card
(The winner may choose a gift card from
any online scrapbooking store/kit club
~OR~
One of the following stores
JoAnns. Michaels, or Hobby Lobby

Now for the Janaury WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Another month of wonderful inspiration and various takes on the sketch as well as
Rochelle's Inspiration Challenge!!!

The randomly drawn WINNER of my
January Rewind Sketch Challenge is....
#8 ~ Bethany R

AND...

Lisa M is the winner of the
January Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!

Bethany be sure to comment below and then email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
 with you snail mail address and I will get your prized mailed out to you. 
Please add GCC January Winner in the subject line.

Lisa be sure to comment below or on Rochelle's Blog
then email us at:
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com
with your choice of gift card and we will get it out to you.
Please add January Bonus Winner in the subject line.

Can't wait to see all of the creative inspiration everyone links up this month!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

January Rewind Sketch Challenge and December Winners Announced!!!

Happy New Year!
May all the seconds, minutes, hours, days, weeks and months of this New Year bring you immense joy and blessings! 

Thank you for stopping by to check out my first challenge for 2017!
This year Rochelle and I have decided to switch things up a little. 
We will alternating different types of challenges on our blogs and for the sketch challenges we will 
be using throwback sketches from various sketch artists.
This month I am hosting the
Scrappy Friends
JANUARY REWIND SKETCH CHALLENGE
using a 

Your challenge is to create a layout inspired by the sketch 
The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of  January 1, 2016
(Please do not upload layouts using this sketch,  created prior to
January 1, 2017, they will not be considered for the prize drawing)
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by Janaury 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

Here is the prize you are playing for this month:
(PhotoPlay 12 x 12 Collection Kit)


Below is the layout I created inspired by this month's sketch:
FORTHCOMING

My layout was further inspired by
Rochelle's January Inspiration Challenge:
And there's a 
BONUS CHALLENGE...
Combine my challenge with Rochelle's challenge and your name will automatically be entered into our monthly prize drawing for the this month's
Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE:
$15 "Winner's Choice" Gift Card

(The winner may choose a gift card from
any online scrapbooking store/kit club
~OR~
One of the following stores
JoAnns. Michaels, or Hobby Lobby

Now for the December WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Another month of wonderful inspiration and various takes on the sketch as well as
Rochelle's This or That Challenge!!!

The randomly drawn WINNER of my
December Sketch Challenge is....
#5 Sherrie P

AND...

Rainny is the winner of the
Dececmber Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!

Sherrie be sure to comment below and then email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
 and I will get your gift card information emailed out to you. 
Please add GCC December Winner in the subject line.

Rainny be sure to comment below or on Rochelle's Blog
then email us at:
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com
with your choice of gift card and we will get it out to you.
Please add December Bonus Winner in the subject line.

Have a blessed New Year and I am looking forward to seeing all
of your wonderful creations inspired by this month's throwback sketch!