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

Monday, February 18, 2013

Scrap Our Stash Giveaway Alert!!!!

Giveaway Alert!!!
 4 days of giveaways at
Mark you calendars for Feb 25th!!!
To celebrate the launch of the merge with If It's Groovy, the new look and challenge format, 
Scrap Our Stash 
will be hosting a 
Giveaway A Day!

Please visit the SOS Blog each day starting February 25th for details on entering the daily drawings!
I would love to have all of my followers join in on the fun!  
Have an awesome day!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

It's Not About Perfect

Hello Everyone!   
I hope you have enjoyed your weekend!   
Today I am sharing a layout I created inspired by " The Notebook" Challenge at Red Carpet Studios, where I have been invited to Guest Design for the month of February!     
The challenge is to include journaling on your layout.  
Here is my take on the challenge using a quote by as my journaling and title:
Echo Park ~ For The Record 2
Queen & Co ~ Twinkie Goosebumps (Bling)
Recollections ~ Twine

Head on over to Red Carpet Studios for details on the challenge and a chance to win a
$10 Gift Certificate from the Robin's Nest
This layout was further inspired by the Page Drafts  sketch below:
AND.... the following challenges:
 All Things Being Equal Challenge at 

Thank you for stopping by!   

Saturday, February 16, 2013

A Basket Full of Cuteness!!!

The new sketch challenge at Paper Secrets has been revealed!!!   
For details on the challenge and  to enter in the drawing for a   
$10 Gift Card  to the Paper Secrets store, click HERE!   
This week's sketch is from PageMaps and the TWIST is to add pennants.
Here is my DT reveal of the sketch using October Afternoon's Sidewalks Collection. 

Enjoy your weekend!    

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

So Stinkin' Cute

Happy Tuesday Everyone!
Sharing a layout I created using a photo of one of my adorable great-nephews.  This layout was inspired by Scrap Our Stash "Anything Fuzzy" Challenge, Eleven Things You Can Do With Heart Punches at Practical Scrappers and the Material Challenge at Scrap It Girl

For the "fuzzy" items, I used the striped paper which is flocked and there is also flocking on the chipboard journaling embellie.  After creating the burlap flower for the material challenge, I noticed there was a lot of fuzz on my working surface and it dawned on me that burlap, although it has a rough texture, it is a "fuzzy' fiber.  

I created the butterfly by using the MS "Heartbeat" deep edge punch.  I glued two of the larger hearts together to create the wings and then added a thin  piece of chipboard to the back of one of the smaller hearts and placed it on top of the butterfly where I adhered the 'wings" together.  I added fiber from the burlap to the butterfly for the "antennas"!  
WRMK "Tres Elegant" Collection
Lillibee Designs Alphas
Thanks for stopping by...enjoy the rest of your week!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Red Carpet Studio"Valentines Day" Challenge

Happy Super Bowl Sunday Everyone!
I am excited to be Guest Designing at Red Carpet Studio this month and would love to have some of you  come over and participate in some of this month's challenges.

This week's challenge is to create a "Love" themed layout inspired by the 2010 movie "Valentine's Day."
Here is my take on the challenge using W R Memory Keepers "Crazy for You" Collection and a photo of me and "My Guy"  that I met on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City!   LOL
One lucky randomly selected participant will receive:
 $15 gift certificate to the Pinque Peacock Shop

Also entering this layout in the following challenge:
Frosted Designs ~ Love + Heart Challenge
Back Porch Memories ~ Just Add Hearts
Sketches 4 All ~ Feb Mayhem Challenge

Thanks for stopping by and wishing you a Happy Scrappy Week!  

Friday, February 1, 2013

February Sketch Challenge and WINNERS!!!!

It's time again for a new sketch challenge and to announce January Winners!
First the challenge...
Create a layout inspired by this beautiful sketch created by
Here is my take on the sketch combined with Rochelle's Color Combo Challenge:
To be entered into the February prize drawing you must: 
Link your NEWLY created layout below by 
February 27th 11:59 PM (PST)

Be a follower of my blog

When posting your entry on your blog or gallery,
you must include a link back to my blog.                                                                                      
If you upload your entries to an online gallery that requires you to sign in, I may or may not be able to leave you a comment.

Here's  February's Prize:
The Twinery Baker's Twine - Sampler Pack 

5 yards each of All 14 wonderful colors 

And as always there is a chance to win this BONUS PRIZE:
Combine or complete at least two of the challenges below and you will be entered into the Bonus Prize Drawing:
Brenda - Sketch Challenge
Rochelle Spears ~ Color Combo
Kerys Sharrock ~ Quote Challenge
Kristi B ~ Stash Challenge 

Now for the January WINNERS!!!!
Thanks to everyone who played in the January Sketch Challenge and all of the fantastic entries!

Let's give a big shout out to 
she is the randomly drawn winner of the January Sketch Challenge
she is the winner of the January BONUS PRIZE
Suzanne be sure to email me at msbrags@gmail.com with your mailing address and I will get your $10 gift card out in the mail to you!!!
Tracy email your mailing address to Kristi @ mekristib@gmail.com to claim your prize.

Have an awesome scrappy month everyone!!!!


Scrapbook Steals/Prima Flowers Blog Hop

Happy Friday Everyone!   
I am excited to be a part of ScrapbookSteals Blog Hop this month.
We are featuring  Prima Marketing Flowers, available today at the Scrapbook Steals Network.
Scrapbook Steals is an excellent source for scrapbooking supplies and ideas!

You should have arrived from Scrap Happens, if not you will want to start at the beginning of the hop (Scrapbook Steals) so that you do not miss any of the wonderful projects created using these beautiful flowers by the blog hop designers.

Here is a layout I created using the 
I used the flowers in three different ways:
1. I used the smaller flowers with pearls to embellish the banner
2.  I also used a small flower to embellish the photo
3.  I layered 3 different sizes of the flowers, added a pearl and twine and clustered with a chipboard embellishment and stick pens to create a cluster.
Layout inspired by a Design by Diana sketch

Enter to win a $20 ScrapbookSteals.com gift code:
Visit each of the designers’ blogs and leave a comment at every stop along the way. You could be this month’s random lucky winner if your comment is selected on one of the eight blogs!
You have until Sunday, February 3rd, 11:59 PM MT to leave a comment to be entered into the drawing!

Thank you for stopping by...enjoy the hop and good luck on the drawing!!!!
Here is the lineup of designers: