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Friday, August 30, 2013

"Let UR Smile Be UR Strategy" Layout

Happy Friday!!!!
Today I am sharing my DT reveal for the " Game On" Sketch with Stash Challenge at
The challenge was to use the sketch below and add either game or game cards!   I found a chipboard dart board and dart in my old scraps from  the Crate Paper " Toy Box" collection.  The most difficult part of this challenge was to come up with a ttile that tied in the dart and dart board.   I did a search on google and "whala" I found the saying: "Let your smile be your strategy!"  Perfect for this photo of my "favorite" nephew with that wonderful smile on his face!
Patterned Paper:  Echo Park " For The Record"
Dart & Dart & Dart Board:  Crate Paper "Toy Box"
Title Work:  AC Thickers & EP "For The Record 2"
Wood Veneer Star:  Studio Calico
and here is the sketch:
I am also entering this layout in the following challenge:
Use It Tueday's ~ Challenge #62 Trends
(Wood veneer star & layering)
You have until Friday, September 6th to link up your project!

Have a Great Labor Day Weekend!!!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Blog Hop Winner!!!!

Hello and Happy Tuesday to all of you! 
 Thank you for hopping along with Practical Scrappers and Paper Secrets this past weekend.  I hope you enjoyed hopping as much I did creating my project for the hop and appreciate everyone who stopped by my blog and took the time to leave a comment!
Without further ado...Help me congratulate the
WINNER of my 
Heidi Swapp Prize Package:
Adn the randomly drawn winner is........

 #6 ~Debbie Piecry
Congratulations Debbie!!!
Please email me at:  msbrags@gmail.com with your name, address and Blog Hop Winner in the subject line as soon as possible and I will get your prize mailed off to you.

I hope everyone has a week is Scraptastic!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Practical Scrappers/Paper Secrets Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to Practical Scrappers and Paper Secrets Blog Hop!!

Practical Scrappers Ten Things Team has teamed up with the Design Team members at Paper Secrets to inspire you with a fun, trendy product "WOOD!"  Along the hop you will see a variety of ways to use wood products in a variety of crafty ways!

You should have arrived her from Sue Kithcarts Blog, if not click HERE to start at the beginning, because you do not want to miss any of the awesome inspiration the designers have created to share with you.

For my project I created a layout using a Recollections wooden doily and also a  K & Co wooden phrase for my title work.
My layout was further inspired by the
August "Game On" Sketch with Stash Challenge at
Scrap Our Stash
and the
Chipboard Challenge at Frosted Designs
*Cute Girl & You Are the Best labels also used raw
chipboard for layering.

How would you like to win this prize package of  wooden ptoducts, generously provided by 
Paper Secrets:
All you have to do is compl;ete one or more of the following items below and then go to the Practical Scrappers Blog and leave a comment for each item you completed:  

 Be a follower at Practical Scrappers 
Be a follower at  Paper Secrets Blog
Like the Paper Secrets Facebook Page

You have until 11:59 PM (CST) on Sunday, August 25th to enter.
Practical Scrappers will announce a winner early next week
 for a chance to win the following prize from me:
You must:
Follow my blog
Leave a comment below no later than 
Sunday, August 25th 11:59 (PST)
I will randomly select a winner and post on Tuesday, Aug 27th

Thank you for hopping along with us!!!
Enjoy and have a Hopping Good Day!!!

Your next stop:  Charissa Miller 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

"Happiness Is..." Layout

Good Morning!
Today at Practical Scrappers it's all about eyelets!!!
Below is my DT reveal using eyelets as bullet points for my journaling:
 My layout was futher inspired by this sketch from  
I am also entering this layout into the following challenge:
Southern Girls:  Things Beginning with "F"

 For more "eyelet" inspiration, click HERE to see all of the wonderful projects the Practical Scrappers Design Team came up with.
And...you still have a few more days to join in on the "Thing Beginning with F" challenge at
Southern Girls

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

"Photo Op on the Strip" Layout

Back on the blog today sharing my DT Reveal for 
Aug 15th Sketch Challenge
and further inspired by
"Tag" Challenge
Here is the sketch by Kelly Holifield:
Patterned Paper and Cardstock Stickers:
Bo Bunny ~ "Mamarazzi 2"  
Title Work:
AC Thickers "Burlap"

You have until Aug 31st to create a layout inspired by the sketch and link it up to Paper Secrets for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the
Paper Secrets Online Store!!!

And why not create a layout with (2) or more tags and upload it to the "Tag" Challenge at
Back Porch Memories

Have a Scraptabulous Day!!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

"You Are One of A Kind" Layout

Today is reveal day for the August Sketch at 
Below I am sharing my DT Reveal created using a photo of my granddaughter and My Minds Eye's Sweetest Thing "Lavender" Collection

My page was future inspired by the 
and here is the sketch by Liz Chidester (The Scrappiest)
Stop by the Practical Scrapper's Blog to see all of the fantastic pages the design team created inspired by this wonderful sketch!
if you are into creating a girly layout this month, visit S4All and check out the
Just Us Girls Challenge , you have until August 31st to get your entry uploaded.   
Or...if this inspires you:
Visit ScrapStuffz and get the details on thier challenge

Thanks for stopping today!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

August Sketch Challenge

Hello Scrappers!   
I hope you are enjoying your sunmer and able to get in some scrappy time.  
I just returned from a 2 week vacation and trying to get back into a scrap groove!
Below is the sketch for my August Challenge.  
Create a page exactly like the sketch, or you can flip it, turn it, or change the sizes of the photo, as long as I can tell your entry was inspired by the sketch.
Here is my take on the sketch combined with:
Rochelle Spears: Travel Theme Challenge
KristiB's: Recipe Challenge
(wood veneer, mixed alphas, stripes)
Bo Bunny Detour ~Patterned Paper; Ttitle Work:  AC Thickers, & Simple Stories SN@P Alpha Stickers; Studio Calico ~ Wood Veneer Arrows 

The Rules:
To be entered into the August prize drawing you must: 

Link your NEWLY created layout below by 
Aug 29th 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 is the prize you are playing for this month:
AND...as always, if you complete and/or combine my challenge with one or both of my  
Scrappy Friends Challenges:
Rochelle Spears:  Travel Theme
Kristi B:  Recipe Challenge
  you will be entered to win the following BONUS PRIZE:

It is time to announce the July WINNERS!!!!
Thanks to everyone who played in my July Sketch Challenge.  
It was exciting to see how each of you interpret my sketches.
Okay....let's give a big shout out to 
#11 ~ Sandi B
she is the randomly drawn winner of my 
July Sketch Challenge
Charity Hotrum
she is the winner of the 
July Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

Sandi B be sure to comment below and then email me at:
with your mailing address and I will get your prize out to you. 
Please add GCC July Winner in the subject line.  

Charity be sure to comment below or on any of the other Scrappy Friends Blogs and then email your mailing address to: 
to claim your prize.
Please add July Bonus Winner in the subject line.  

Thanks for stopping by today and I am looking forward to seeing what everyone creates using this month's sketch!