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

Monday, September 30, 2013

Blog Hop WINNERS!!!!!

Hello Everyone!
Just want to say thank you for all of you who participated in the 
this past weekend!   I hope you all get a chance to participate in the ABC~123 Blog Challenge!   you have until October 4, 2013 11:59PM (PST) to link up your entries.   Click HERE for details!

I originally was going to have one prize drawing for those of you who follow my blog, hopped with us this past weekend and left a comment.  However, when I did the first draw using random.org the name that came up was a Design Team member at Scrap Our Stash, so I decided since the SOS Design Team did an amazing job creating inspiration for the hop, I would add a second draw and hopefully the second name would be one of my blog followers.  With that being said, the winners of the $10 gift certificates to Creative Embellishments are......

# 11 ~ Carol Peixoto
(SOS Design Team)
#7 ~ Amanda Jane
Congratualtions ladies!!!!
Email me at msbrags@gmail.com with Hop Winner in the subject line.  I will just need your email address so that when I purchase your gift cards Creative Embellishments can email them to you!

Thanks again everyone for participating in the hop!!!
The October Stash Challenge at Scrap Our Stash as well as my October Sketch, will be revealed tomorrow!  Make sure you stop by both blogs to check out the new challenges!!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

"Happy Looks Good On You!" Layout

Good Morning!
Today I am sharing a layout I created inspired by the 
September Sketch with Stash Challenge at 
This sketch gave me the perfect opportunity to use up some of my 6x6 stash.   Each sunray was backed with a thin layer of raw chipboard and then lined with a pen to add a little dimension.
Also entering this layout into 
"Two Hoarded Items" Challenge
(my items:  6x6 pad, and Thickers)
"Got Wood" Challenge
(Wood Veneer Talk Bubble)
and here is the fabulous sketch  by Rochelle Spears:
My Mind's Eye "Bluebell" 6x6 Pad:  Patterned Paper
Scenic Route:  Background Grid Paper
My Mind's Eye "Bluebell": Chipboard, Cardstock Stickers, & Brads
Studio Calico:  Super Star "Talk" Bubble
Thickers:  Title Work

Have a great week everyone!

Friday, September 27, 2013

Hoppin' with Scrap Our Stash!!!

Welcome to the Scrap Our Stash ABC ~123 Blog Hop! 

I am the last stop on the hop before you return to the 
Scrap Our Stash Blog!!!
I hope you have been inspired by all of the awesome layouts the SOS Design Team shared with you so far!

You should have arrived here from Rochelle's blog.   If not, click HERE and head back to to the beginning of the hop.   You will not want to miss any of the designer’s awesome inspiration and/or the details on how to enter into the SOS Blog Hop prize drawings!  

The design team was challenged to create a layout inspired by our choice of one of three sketches and our choice of alphas (stash items) to include on our layouts.
Here is my layout inspired by Sketch #3 and using stash items:
(I ~ J) Inking and Jewels

I lightly inked the edges and also used a black ink pen to outline my patterned papers.  I also created my large circle using the pen.  For the jewels, I added three goosebumps:
Teresa Collins "Tell Your Story" Collection
AC Thickers:  Title work
Queen & Co:  Twinkle Goosebumps
And here is Sketch #3:
To thank their followers and show their appreciation for the support and participation in the hop, Scrap Our Stash will be awarding two prizes for hop participants!!!

Here are the details: 
For the first prize drawing you must:  Visit each of our designer’s blogs and leave a comment.  Once you have completed the hop, return to the SOS Blog and leave a comment letting them know you have completed the hop.  You will have until Sunday, September 29, 2013 ~ 11:59 PM (PST) to leave a comment and your name will be entered to win the following prize: 

Complete the ABC ~ 123 Blog Hop Challenge and link it up on the SOS Blog, no later than Friday, October 4, 2013 ~ 11:59 PM (PST) and your name will be entered to win this Grand Prize Package:
12 x 12 Carta Bella "Alphabet Junction"  Collection Kit

Challenge details and rules can be found HERE

I am also offering the following prize to one lucky blog hop participant
$10 Gift Certificate to Creative Embellishments

To be eligible to win this prize, all you have to do is:
(1) Follow my blog
(2) Leave a comment below

I will randomly draw a winner and post on Monday, September 30th!!

Thank you for visiting my blog and hopping along with us!  

Now that you have visited all of the designers blogs, to enter into the prize drawing for the Simple Stores prize package, you must return to the
Scrap Our Stash Blog 
and leave a comment letting us know you have completed the hop!

For those of you who are up to a great challenge, make sure you check out the
ABC~123 Blog Hop Challenge
when you return to the SOS Blog.   I am looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful entries!!!!

Have a Scraptabulous Day!

" You Are A Miracle!" Layout

Hello and Happy Friday Everyone!
Today is September Sketch reveal day over at 
Below is my take on the sketch using a photo of my youngest grandson and 
Authentiques "Original" Collection and wood veneer stars from Studio Calico!
My layout was futher inspired by the "Got Wood" challenge at
Here is the sketch by Liz Chidester ~ The Scrappiest
Make sure you take time to visit the Practical Scrappers Blog and check out all of the fabulous Design Team layouts inspired by this month's sketch!

AND....come back to my blog a little later this morning to check out my reveal for the 
I will be giving away a gift certificate to Creative Embellishments to one of my followers!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Mark Your Calendars...

Scrap Our Stash is going HOPPIN!!!
Tons of fabulous inspiration from the Scrap Our Stash Design Team and September Guest Designer, Megan Laine!
AND...there are prizes, and a great challenge which you will have a week to complete! 
The fun all starts Friday September 27th at 6:00 am (PST)

Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible hopping along on the 
Scrap Our Stash ABC ~ 123 
hop trail next week!!!

Sunday, September 15, 2013

"Big Man on Campus" Layout

Good Morning!
It's the 15th which means it's time to reveal another sketch challenge at 
Not only is  there a sketch but there is also a twist:  Back 2 School 
(use a school supply on your layout)

And...since I was having to add a school supply item, I decided I might as well join in on the Back 2 School challenge at 
and create a layout about my great-nephew's first day of Kindergarten, which by the way has numbers and alphas also meets the requirements of the "Kindergarten Cop" Challenge at 
Echo Park " School Day's Mini Collection
AC Thickers "Letterman" Chipboard Alphas
Lillybee Designs Tiny Alphas
and here is the sketch by Kelly Holifield:
Hop on over to the Paper Secret's Blog to get the details on the challenge.   You have until September 30th to link up your take on the sketch for a chance to be entered into a random drawing for a $10 gift certificate to the 

The "Kindergarten Cop" Challenge at Red Carpet Studio ends September 28th
And...you have until the end of the month to enter the 
"Back 2 School" Challenge at Scrap It Girl 

Thanks for stopping by and have a Scraptabulous week!

Sunday, September 1, 2013

September "Pick Three" Challenge and August Winners!!!!

Hello, eveyone!
Welcome to my Septmenber challenge:
Create a LAYOUT, and you must include (3) items from the list above and include on your page
**Your items must be 3 or more different items.  For example, if you use a wood veneer arrow, it will only count as one item from the list.

When posting on your blog or gallery, you must include in your post the (3) items you used from the list.  
Here's my take on the challenge using the following (3) items:
Arrow:  On border, wooden, and cardstock sticer
Wood Veneer:  Bird
Talk Bubble:  Awesome Wood Veneer
also combined with my Scrappy Friends Challenges:
Kristi B's "Summer Memories"
Rochelle Spears Sketch
The Rules:
To be entered into the September prize drawing you must: 

Link your NEWLY created layout below by 
September 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:  Sketch Challenge
Kristi B:  Summer Theme
  you will be entered to win the following BONUS PRIZE:

And now time to announce the August WINNERS!!!
Thanks to all of you who linked up and shared your wonderful pages  inspired by my  August Sketch Challenge.  

Okay....let's give a big shout out to 
#5  ~ Chelsea
she is the randomly drawn winner of my 
August Sketch Challenge
Andrea E
she is the winner of the 
August Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

Chelsea 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 Aug Winner in the subject line.  

Andrea 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 August Bonus Winner in the subject line.  

Have a Scraptabulous Week!!!