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

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Practical Scrappers 2013 Card Contest

Hello Everyone! 
Just a quick post to let you know about or remind you of
First round entries are due by Wednesday, January 30th at 11:59 pm EST .
For this round the cards should have a Valentine or Love theme and must be never before seen!  
The top 25 will be announced on Friday, February 1st.
If you are interested in playing along, you can find all the details HERE

Have an awesome scrappy weekend!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Practical Scrappers DT Annoucement!!!!

Hello Everyone!!!
Here to share some wonderful news with you today!!!!
So excited to announce that I have accepted a DT positon at Practical Scrappers
for the Ten Things Tuesday Team!!!
I have been a long time fan of Practical Scrappers and I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to share and contribute to this awesome site!

I am so looking forward to working with this talented group of ladies!
Thanks for stopping by and make sure you check out the Practical Scrappers Blog, where you will find lots of exciting things planned for 2013!!!
Have a wonderful scrappy week!   

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Winner Announcement!!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Wednesday!!!
If It's Groovy's Birthday Hop has ended so it is time to announce the winner of my blog prize!!!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by my blog, left all the awesome comments and for those who became new followers!
If It's Groovy is celebrating their birthday the entire month, so make sure you take time to check their blog out daily or at least a couple of days each week!!!

The randomly drawn winner of my blog prize is:

Congratulations Sandy!!!
Please email me at: msbrags@gmail.com with your mailing addy so that I can get your prize mailed out to you!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

I'm Ready to Play!

Hello Everyone! 
The second sketch challenge for January at Paper Secrets has been revealed and is the inspiration for this layout.   The twist this week is to use twine:
Products used and found in the 
Echo Park "Grand Slam" Mini Collection
Jillibean Soup "Nacho Macho" Collection
Doodlebug Twine
Other products used:
Jolee's (Helmet Embellie)

and here is the sketch by 
This layout was also inspired by the following challenges:
Workout #83 - Wish Upon A Star Challenge @ ScrapFit
Snowflakes n Stars Challenge @ My Sketch World
Have a great day!!!!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

If It's Groovy 4th Birthday Blog Hop

Welcome to If It’s Groovy 4th Birthday Blog Hop! 

So glad your are joining the IIG Design Team through an inspiring journey of calendar pages. We also have some friends of IIG from the True XOXO Design Team joining us on this journey! 
I hope that you will find inspiration along the way and want to create a calendar page or pages of your own.

I created a layout for June using a calendar page and patterned papers from the Canvas Corp Black & Kraft Collection and a photo of my awesome brother-in-law Bill, to document his 53rd birthday:
Other products used:
MME Kraft Funday Chipboard
If you are a follower or become a new follower of my blog, and leave a comment below, by January 13, 2012 11:59 PM (PST) I will enter your name in a random drawing for the following prize: 
Bo Bunny "Little Miss" 6 x 6 Pad
Below is the hop lineup. If you get lost along the way, head back to If It’s Groovy and start from the beginning. Remember to leave a comment on each blog and also on the IIG blog after you have visited all of the blogs for a chance to win a RAK from Groovy Deb! 

Thank you for stopping by...Enjoy the hop!

Representing January: 
Representing February: 
Representing March: 
Representing April: 
Representing May: 
Representing June 

Brenda (YOU ARE HERE) 

Representing July 
Representing August 
Representing September 
Representing October 
Representing November 
Representing December 
Queen Kat

This layout is also being entered into the following challenges:
Chipboard Challenge @ My Sketch World
(Tag cut from raw chipboard and covered using patterned paper)
Step Class #12 ~ Layered Embellishments @ ScrapFit
(Tag is layered with Thickers, MME Chipboard ticket, Maya Road wooden arrow and small #'s)

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

2012 Wish List...

Happy Wednesday Everyone!
Just a short post to share a layout I created using one of my favorite collections right now, 
Simple Stories "Handmade Holidays" 
I created the layout below for the the 
Scrap Snob Challenge at If It's Groovy  where you are challenged to use patterned papers, embellies and alphas from one manufacturer.  This page was further inspired by the 
January Sketch at Sketchbook 365 
and the "Christmas" layout challenge at My Sketch World
Thanks for stopping by...enjoy the rest of your day!

Friday, January 4, 2013

Hello My Name is Caleb....

Hello Scrappy Friends!
I am here to share a layout I created using the Simple Stories Awesome collection.   I thought I had used all of the product from this stash, but I found a little bit more and created this layout for the this month's "TAG, You're It!" challenge at Scrap Our Stash.  
This was my first time using a paper bag on a scrapbook layout and I love the way it turned out. 

Here is my layout:
inspired by this sketch by

I am also entering this layout in the following challenges:
Back Porch Memories ~ January Layering Challenge
Club CK - January Issue "Polka Dot" Challenge
Scrap N Chat - Maddawgs Madcap Challenge (Twine)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

January Sketch Challenge

Happy New Year Everyone!
Best wishes to you and your family for a happy and blessed 2013!

This is the first day of the year as well as the first day of January which means it is time for a new sketchs challenge.   I am hoping that you will play along in my challenge as well as my scrappy friends challenges.

Were there any sketch challenges that you wanted to join in last month and did not have the time or is there a new challenge posted this month that you are looking forward to creating a layout with? Well for my January challenge it is


AND…your layout must be NEW as of Jan 1, 2013.
(No Back linking Allowed)

To be entered into the prize drawing you MUST:
1.  Include a photo of the sketch and a link to the site you selected your sketch from when posting your entry on your blog or gallery 
2.  Include a link back to my blog 
3.  Link your entry below no later than January 30, 2013, 11:59 PM (PST) 
4.  Paper Layouts Only ( No Digital)
5.  Be a follower of my blog

Here is my example using a sketch from PageMaps:
I combined my challenge with Rochelle's Lyric Challenge and Kerys' Winter Theme Challenge
The Sketch 
This is the prize you are playing for this month is:

Combine my challenge with OR complete one or more of my friends challenges below and earn an entry into the drawing for this BONUS PRIZE:

Through the Eyes of Rochelle Spears: Lyrics Challenge ~ Baby It's Cold Outside
Scrappin Happy: Winter Themed Challenge
Kristi B: Stash Challenge ~ Glitter, Chevrons, Washi Tape

Thanks for stopping by and I am looking forward to seeing what each of you come up with for this challenge!

For the December Winners
Click HERE

December WINNERS!!!!

I hope everyone has enjoyed the holidays!
Just a quick post to announce the winner of my December NOEL challenge and the winner of the Scrappy Friends NOEL BONUS PRIZE!!!!

Thanks to all of you who were able to participate during such a busy time of the year.   If you did not get a chance to join in on the challenges in December, make sure you get in on the combined challenges this month.   

The winner for my NOE(L) blog challenge is:
Michelle D
Please send me an email with you mailing addy to:

The winner for the combined Scrappy Friends NOEL Challenge is:
Charity Becker
Please send an email to me @
msbrags@gmail.com with your choice for the gift card

CONGRATULATIONS Michelle and Charity!!!

Thanks again everyone and have an 

Paper Secrets Sketch Challenge

With a new month comes a new sketch challenge at 
Paper Secrets and this week's challenge has a twist "Washi Tape".
Today I am sharing my take on the sketch by
Susan Stringfellow at Sketch Savvy.
I only used a small amount of Washi Tape, which is located right next to the Gingerbread Man at the bottom of the layout.   I used the tape to print my great-nephews name on it.
and here is Susan's sketch:
For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the 
Paper Secret's Store, click HERE for the challenge and details.   

Also entering this layout in the following challenges:
Bird is the Word  ~ Holiday Challenge
Scrap N Chat ~ OLW Challenge (Merry)

Thanks for stopping by!  
Happy New Years!