Click HERE for the Scrappy Friends January "This Month In History" Challenge!!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

More Christmas Layouts Completed!

I got a few more Christmas layouts completed this month, thanks to all of the wonderful challenges over at: Colorful Creations:

Created for the "Tackle Me Tuesday" Sketch Challenge:

This layout was created for the 'Christmas Joy" Challenge:

This layout was completed for the Random Wednesday "BINGO" Challenge:

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A few more...

I am still working on my photos from Christmas 2006 and I am using the challenges at Colorful Creations to get them scrapped:

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas with DaddyPapa

I am finally getting some of my old Christmas photos scrapped.  This layout of my grandchildren with their grandfather in 2006 was created  as the inspiration page for Colorful Creations Blog Challenge #6 using papers from Echo Park's Merry Christmas Collection and a sketch created exclusively for Colorful Creations by Lucy Chesna of  My Sketch World.  Head on over to Colorful Creations Blog and take the challenge.  All you have to do is use this sketch and  use one of the following themes:  Christmas, Winter, or New Years...easy peasy! 

Sunday, November 28, 2010

You and Me

I created this layout using a 2006 photo of me and my granddaughter and some Scenic Route Sonoma paper/ chipboard from my stash, for Colorful Creations "You and Me" challenge, using this wonderful sketch from The Scrappiest:
and here is my layout:

Thursday, November 11, 2010

"I Get Around" * Use Your Scraps w/ a Twist! * Blog Hop Winner

Maureen Stuckey


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Colorful Creations "I Get Around " Blog Hop

Hello and WELCOME to Colorful Creations “I Get Around” Blog Hop – Blog Stop #2!!! You should have arrived here from SheShe's blog: Scrappily Ever After.  If not, and you arrived here by other means and want to play along, then head on over to Colorful Creations to start at the beginning of the of the hop. We have a great lineup of bloggy inspiration for you!

For the blog hop, I am hosting the following challenge:


Pull out your scrap bin and create a layout using any of your scraps. You know those bits cut off here and there, the negatives left after you use your punches, even the tiny circles from using your hole punch. Any cardstock and patterned paper you have left over from other projects you have created. No cutting into new pieces of paper…no cheating!!!!  Layouts only...no cards!!!


(1) You must use the sketch provided below by Lucy Chesna at My Sketch World

(2) You must include 2 or more embellishments on your page that fly ( butterflies, airplanes, birds, bumblebees, ladybugs, etc)


Here's my example: 

For those of you who complete the challenge, your name will be entered into a drawing where one person will receive the Love Me Do Paper Kit from My Mind’s Eye below.

To be eligible for the prize drawing:
1. You must be a follower or become a follower of http://ourcolorfulcreations.blogspot.com/
2. You must be a registered member of Colorful Creations and you can do that HERE
3. Complete the challenge.

((Paper kit includes:  9 sheets of 12x12 double-sided cardstock paper & 1 coordinating accessory sheet)

All entires must be uploaded to the Colorful Creations gallery, tagged CCBlogHop2 and linked here using Mr Linky by Wednesday, November 10th at 9:00 PM est

Please make sure you visit the entire team today: Remember, to be eligible for the following Grand Prize, you must complete all (6) of the Colorful Creations Blog Hop challenges.

Colorful Creations Grand Prize:

Thank you for hopping by today!!!!

Your next stop is Karen’s blog : Treasured Dreams

Enjoy the hop!


Monday, November 1, 2010

"Your Are My Sonshine"

I just love this new "Fine and Dandy" collection from My Mind's Eye and it is just the perfect paper and embellishments for this layout of my son and grandson.  I created this page for Colorful Creations Trains & Tiaras  "You Are My Sonshine" Challenge.  For the challenge you are to create a layout that focuses on a father & son relationship, add a quote or poem and use the word" SON" in your journaling or title.  My layout is based on this sketch from My Little Sketch Blook:

Here is my layout:

Friday, October 15, 2010

Dyno Teen * Move Over Boyz Challenge * Oct 15 - 29th

Here is a layout I created for my new Boyz to Men Challenge at  Colorful Creations.  We do not usually allow girls in this group, but I wanted to surprise the ladies and do something different.  The challenge is to create a layout using a photo or photos of a female and use boy themed papers and embellishments.  I created my layout using some of my stash:  Basic Grey's Archaic papers/chipboard and Liz Qualman's October 3rd sketch:

Here is the layout I created:

And here is Liz's sketch:

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Life, Love and Scrap Blog Halloween Giveaway

How would you like to win some Bo Bunny Whoo-ligans?  Well if you hop on over to:
Life, Love and Scrap Blog 2Angels is giving away to one lucky winner this nice little stash of goodies:

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Random Wednesday * "It's Not Real" Challenge

It's time for another Random Wednesday Challenge!

This weeks challenge over at Colorful Creations is to pull out those amusement park, sightseeing or wax museum photos and create a using a photo(s) of you or someone else posing with a statue, cardboard figure, mascot, theme park character or wax figure of a person or animal.  

I can't wait to see what our members come up with!  Head on over and let us see who you've been "posing" with!

Here is my example using a sketch from "Let's Scrap:"

Friday, October 1, 2010

Operation Write Home

There is a very special challenge at Colorful Creations this month. We are working alongside Operation Write Home to provide handmade cards for our troops overseas to send home to their loved ones.

Operation Write Home (OWH) is an organization that sends blank handmade greeting cards for all occasions to deployed service members to write home on. They’ve mailed approximately 500,000 cards so far—and are still going strong!

Please join us in this event and show our troops how much they are appreciated.  Head on over to 
Our Colorful Creations Blog for details on this wonderful event.  The event runs from October 1, 2010 until November 1, 2010.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Random Wednesday * Fantastic Four Challenge

Happy Wednesday

It's Wednesday and time for another random challenge over at Colorful Creations, where I am hosting the Fantastic Four Challenge in celebration of our four new team members:  DT Evelyn Whiteway, DT Olga Clemenica, FC Rachel Olaridge, and FC Dacky Brazile. 

The challenge is to create a layout revolving around FOURS.   Head on over to Colorful Creations for the full details and rules for this challenge.

Here is my take on the challenge, I used (4) pattern papers from American Crafts Teen Collection:

Monday, September 27, 2010

Green Goddess Blogaversary Candy

Hello, friends!  Leila Pierce over at Green Goddess Creations is celebratining her TWO YEAR BLOGAVERSARY!  
To celebrate she is offering a really sweet stash of BLOG CANDY.  There will be 2 winners...one grand prize and one runner up. Hop on over there and check her wonderful blog out: Green Goddess Creations

And here is a picture of the Blog Candy up for grabs at the Green Goddess:

Saturday, September 11, 2010

The Cutting Cafe

 The Cutting Cafe is Colorful Creation's September Sponsor of the Month!!!

The Cutting Cafe' offers affordable Printable Stamps and Cutting Files. The Cutting Files which are basically just like templates are files that you Print out using your home printer, Cut, Assemble and then Embellish.....Very Easy.....The Cutting Files also come in the format where you can cut out the files using some of the latest Machine Cutters like the Pazzles Inspiration, Bosskut Gazelle and Cricut (with Scal software). The Printable Stamps are just that, images that are sent to you through email that you print out using your home printer.

Head on over to Colorful Creations where I am hosting a challenge sponsored by the Cutting Cafe.  Regina Easter, owner of the Cutting Cafe has generously offered to provide a prize from her store to the winner of the challenge.  You have until September 29th to get your projects entered for the drawing.  The winner of this challenge will be selected by Random Number Generator.  Don't miss out on winning a wonderful prize packet from the Cutting Cafe!!!

If I...Challenge at Colorful Creations

For the If I.. challenge over at Colorful Creations I created this page as a tribute to my son Marcus who served our country proudly as a member of Army Special Forces.

The journaling is a song by Dustin Evans

If I Die Before You Wake

Back home now I know you're prob'ly sleeping,
Over here it's the middle of the day.
I finally found some time to write a letter,
Sittin' here a half a world away.

I heard about all them folks protesting,
As if I really want this war.
But that don't stop me from believing
There's just some things worth fighting for. 

And if I die before you wake,
I pray the world will take
A good look at what God's given us.

If we could only understand
Everything is in His hands.
All we need is a little faith and trust. 
I want you to know it ain't too high a price to pay
If I die before you wake. 

Tell everybody that I miss them,
and I can't wait to get back home.
Until then, I'll serve my country 
and be proud to wear this uniform.

And if I die before you wake,
I pray the world will take
A good look at what God's given us.

If we could only understand
Everything is in His hands.
All we need is a little faith and trust.

I want you to know it ain't too high a price to pay
If I die before you wake.

No, it ain't too high a price to pay 
If I die before you wake.

"Everything is in His hands "

Sunday, September 5, 2010

World Changers * Colorful Creations Blog Challenge #4

One person can change the world. There are all types of people who have changed the world so dramatically that they have ended up in the history books. They have come from different places, times, and backgrounds. World changers can be just about anyone--from a steadfast politician working to secure world peace to an average man or woman who demonstrates remarkable bravery.

Join me over at Colorful Creations Blog  for the World Changers Challenge that I am hosting. The challenge will run from September 1 - 14th. 

The challenge is to create a page honoring a person who has inspired you by making a difference - someone who changed the world for the better.

Let us see what famous or well-know person has inspired you.  Here is a layout of honoring MLK, a person who has been an inspiration in my life as well as many others:

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Who Wants Candy?

Hello everyone.  Olga over at Aprendiendo Scrap is generously giving out some blog candy.  Head on over to her blog for the details.  Good Luck!!!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

My Prince

I love the new Bo Bunny Cambridge Collection!  It was perfect for this photo of my youngest grandson and the Liz Qualman Original Sketch created especially for Colorful Creations.   Here is Liz's sketch:

and here is my take on the sketch:

Saturday, August 28, 2010

4ever Friends

I created this page for the Random Wednesday - Friendship Challenge at  Colorful Creations.  The sketch used for this layout is by Liz Qualman.  If you like sketches, go over and check out her blog, where you will always find awesome sketches.  This is the sketch:
...and this is the page I created using this wonderful sketch:

Time to Celebrate with Sgt Stamper!

To celebrate Jami's blogaversary with everyone, she has decided to offer up some gift certificates… quite a few actually!  All the gift certificates are from companies that have supported her along her blog journey.  So what’s up for grabs?

$75 worth of Gift Certificates!!

There are three gift certificates to 3 of her favorite stores! There is also a posibility that she will be adding some goodies to the loot!
The celebration will run until the end of the month, and a random winner will be selected on Tuesday, August 31st.  So you have from right now and whenever she announces the winner on the 31st to enter.  How do you enter?  Hop on over to her blog for details:  http://sgtstamper.com/blog/?p=2506
Good luck on winning a gift certificate!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Blog Candy Alert!!!

Happy Friday Everyone,

Life is good and Brenda over at Rose Blossom Legacies is blessing some lucky person with this wonderful box of scrappy goodness:

Head on over to Brenda's blog, Rose Blossom Legacies for the details on a chance to win this wonderful box of goodies worth more than $75. http://www.roseblossomlegacies.blogspot.com/  The drawing will be held on Sept 1, 2010.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Huge Blog Candy Giveaway @ Creative Therapy

Natalie over at Creative Therapy is giving away some scrappy goodness to two lucky winners!  If you would like to win one of these two bundles, visit her blog and check the details at:  http://njmacs.blogspot.com/2010/08/blog-candy-huge-giveaway.html

Two lucky winners will be randomly selected on Saturday 4th September!

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Colorful Creations Altered Paint Can Giveaway

How would you like to have this altered paint can filled with (10) Studio G Stamps from thier Sweet Collection?  Well head on over to Colorful Creations and check out DT Karen's challenge for details on how you could be the lucky winner of this pail of stamp goodies:  http://colorfulcreations.ning.com/

And her is Karen's example for the challenge:

She used a Studio G stamp for the image, American Crafts Patterned Paper and raindrops bling.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Colorful Creations Blog Challenge #2

Head on over to the Colorful Creations Blog where I am hosting the "Got Numbers" challenge.

Your challenge: Design a layout using numbers in your title and/or numbers as an embellishment. There are no other rules, design your page anyway way you desire.

The deadline: Saturday, August 21, 2010 (6:00 PM EST). One winner will be randomly selected to receive a prize package of My Minds Eye "Graceful" papers and embellishments.  

Here is my example based on this challenge:

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

GrandDiva's Scrappy Place Blog Hop Winner

The Colorful Creations First Blog Hop was a big success and it seemed that everyone who participated had a great time hopping with us!

Thanks to all that stopped by, left messages and participated in my challenge here at GrandDiva's Scrappy Place.

Without further ado..

True Random Number Generator Min: Max: Result: 2

the winner of the K & C Handmade Prize Pack is....Audrey B


Once again, thanks so much for joining us for the Blog Hop.
I am already looking forward to the next one!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Colorful Creations First Blog Hop!!!

You are at Blog Hop #1 on the Colorful Creations Blog Hop!!

Welcome to Colorful Creations First Blog Hop!! We are so excited to introduce our site and our Design Team to you!!

Colorful Creations has been created as a place where members can rally together as a crafting community, showcase their crafting talents, share their ideas, learn, and participate in exciting challenges. Our Design Team is here for you, to provide inspiration, to answer questions, or to even just chat!

Hello, I am PaperDiva one of the Admin/Design Team Members of Colorful Creations. I love paper crafting and dabble in a little bit of everything. I will be hosting monthly challenges here on my blog starting in August and giving away lots of goodies. Please check back daily to see all the good things I have in store for you.

How does the hop work? You will hop to each Design Team member’s blog; there you will find a challenge and scrapbooking related wordi n BOLD  printing. While you are there you will participate in that blog’s challenge, collect your word and then “hop” to the next blog. A link to the next blog will be provided for you.

Become a follower of each Design Team Member's blog and as you complete each challenge, upload your finished project to Colorful Creations Gallery  with the appropriate tag noted on each DT's Blog.

Once you have visited all seven blogs, participated in each blog’s challenge and collected your scrapbooking words, the last blog on the hop will direct you back to Colorful Creations where you will leave a comment, post your scrapbook words HERE and up;oad any entries you have not uploaded to the gallery.
In celebration of Colorful Creations first blog hop, I am hosting a sketch challenge:
Use the sketch below from June Page Maps to create a layout.  Use whatever paper and EMBELLISHMENTS you would like. 

Here is my take on this sketch:

1. You MUST be a follower of my blog and;
2. You MUST also be a registered member at Colorful Creations. You can do that  HERE
3. You must upload your entry to the CC gallery, tag it BlogHop1 and link it back to my blog.
3. The deadline for ALL entires is Wednesday, July 21st.
4. Blog challenges cannot be combined with any other CC challenges and must be new as of July 17th , 2010. 

The winner of this challemge will be selected  by Random Number Generator and will receive the following prize package:

Please make sure you visit the entire team today: If you're joining us mid-hop, be sure to hop all the way around!
Thank you for joining me on the hop today.  Make sure you make you way to the end of the hop, complete and upload your entries for all (7) challenges, for a chance to win this wonderful Grand Prize generously offered by our Blog Hop Sponsor  Stamp and Create

Your next stop is Karen's Treasured Dreams.   Enjoy the hop!!!!
Upload your layout on the Colorful Creations website/gallery AND link it here:

Friday, July 16, 2010

Random Wednesdayw 1,2,3,4 Challenge at Colorful Creations

This week for Colorful Creations Random Wednesday, I am hosting a 1,2,3,4 Challenge.  The requirements are to create a layout with the following:

1 Photo
2 Colors of Cardstock
2 Patterned Papers
4 Letter Title -OR-  a 4 Word Title

Stop by Colorful Creations and play along with us! 

Here is the page I created for this challenge using a photo of my sister and brother-in-law and Scenic Route papers I pulled out of my stash!

This Is How I Roll Challenge

Come by and join me in my latest challenge in the Boyz to Men Group at Colorful Creations where I post 4 challenges a month themed for the young to older guys in our lifes.  You only have to complete two of the challenges each month to be elibible for the monthy prize drawing.  Hope to see you there!

Here is the page I created for this challenge using papers from My Minds Eye - Abbey Road - Rround and Round Collection.  This collection is great and I am pleased with the way my page turned out.  The cutie in the photo is my youngest grandson, Andre!  I titled this page Road Rage, because he just has the craziest look in his eyes as he is trying to manuever his walker.  LOL!


I love this photo and layout of my grandchildren.  The photo taken in 2006 shows how much they love and adore each other.  This page was created for Colorful Creations "Calling All Strippers Challenge."

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Follow Colorful Creations and You Could Win!!!

Happy Tuesday All!

How would you like to wins some BLOG CANDY? Well in celebration of the opening of Colorful Creations New Blog, we are offering you the chance to win some wonderful blog candy! Starting today, for the first 50 people who sign up as followers on our blog, your name will go into a drawing for blog candy, participate in our Squigglefly Challenge and your name goes in a 2nd time, which doubles your chances of winning, it’s that simple!

Already a follower of the blog? That’s great; you can still  participate in our Squigglefly Challenge for a chance to win this lovely blog candy below.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Colorful Creations Squigglefly Challenge

Squigglefly is a digital stamp company with several talented artists to provide a HUGE variety of images suited for just about any taste you have! If you've not tried digi's yet, no worries, there are FREEBIES that you can try before you buy!
Please join Colorful Creations in their Squigglefly Card Challenge this month. Squigglefly will be giving away wonderful images to the winner!

Upload your entry on the Colorful Creations Blog http://ourcolorfulcreations.blogspot.com/ and receive an extra entry for the drawing.

Please check out Squigglefly at: http://www.squigglefly.com/

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Colorful Creations Blog Hop Sponsor

Colorful Creations is excited to announce that Stamp and Create will be sponsoring their first blog hop on July 17, 2010. Stamp and Create will be awarding the Grand Prize Winner of the hop with a $25 gift certificate

Stamp and Create is an online store carrying many popular brands of stamps, paper, and embellishments including: Wags ‘n Whiskers Rubber Stamps, High Hopes Stamps, Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, Whiff of Joy, Stampavie, Penny Black, The Greeting Farm, CC Designs, Sweet Pea (coming soon), Basic Grey, 7 Gypsies, Cosmo Cricket, Kaiser Craft, Shimmerz, Nestabilities (always 20% off!!), charms and more!!

They are always adding new items to the store…so check it out at http://www.stampandcreate.com/

As a participant of the Colorful Creations blog hop, you can receive 10% off everything in the store if you use discount code colorful (one word – all lowercase) at check out. The discount code is valid from July 17th – 24th

Happy 4th of July!!!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Colorful Creations First Blog Hop!

What:  Colorful Creations First Blog Hop
When:  Saturday, July 17, 2010 - 9:00 am
Where:  Colorful Creations

Lots of challenges, fun and prizes, including a grand prize from our blog hop sponsor:
Stamp and Create

More information to follow