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Thursday, April 24, 2014

"The Sun Is Always Shining..." ~ Practical Scrappers Blog Hop

Welcome to Practical Scrappers April Blog Hop!!!
You should have arrived here from
If not, click HERE (Practical Scrappers Blog) to start at the beginning of the hop so that you do not miss any of the awesome inspiration being shared by all of the wonderful designers participating in the hop.

For my project I started with the
Great starting point, since both the hop and the SOS challenge requires you to dig into your stash.
 The challenge is to use the sketch below and mix and match 3+ patterned papers from different collections, 3+ embellishments from different collections, AND... add corkboard, chalkboard or corrugated board
Here is the sketch:
And...here is my layout:
 3 or more patterned papers from 3 or more different collections and/or manufacturers:
(1) Pebbles Seen & Noted “You & Me” (Background) & “Hello (Clouds)
(2) Pebbles From Me To You “Thanks”, “Letters” & “Memo”
(3)    Amy Tangerine Cut & Paste “Heart Throb” (Photo Mat)

b) 3 or more embellishments from 3 different collections and/or manufacturers:
 (1)    Lawn Fawn Twine
(2) MME Enamel Dots 
(3) Pebbles From Me To You Chipboard 
(4) Recollections Heart

c) For the corkboard, I used the following items
Corkboard: AC DIY Shop Cork Butterflies, Studio Calico Cork Chevrons, 
AC Remarks Cork Stickers (Sunglasses & Hi Sunshine)

Thank you for stopping by and I will be giving away a $10 Gift Card to
The Memory Nest
All you have to do to enter into the drawing is,
 complete one of the following and leave a comment below, letting me know which one you did:
 a) Follow of my blog
b) Follow me on Bloglovin
b) Freind me on Facebook

I will announce the winner on Tuesday, April 29th

Now it is time to head on over to

Enjoy the Hop and have a Hoppy Scrappy Day!

Monday, April 7, 2014

The ScrapRoom Guest Designer

Hello Everyone!
Well this is my 3rd and final month as Guest Designer at The Scraproom and I would be sad, however, Tammy the owner has asked me to come on board TSR team and I am honored and overjoyed with excitement!!!  From Subscriber to Guest Designer and now I am on the Design Team, how awesome is that?
You want to know how excited I am?   Click on the link below:

Now that I have shared my AWESOME news with you, I want to share the projects I created this month using April's fabulous FOTM Kit:

Love, love love how well this collection matched up with this photo of my beautiful sister and my brother-in-law while vacationing in Hawaii a few years ago!
This layout was inspired by the TSR April sketch (Pagemaps) and all products on the page except for the enamel dots and Flair button are from the April kit.
American Crafts "Daydreamer"
"In Life There Are No Ordinary Moments"
I also used this collection to create a card with some of the scraps:
"Hi" Card

Now how about this next yummy collection?  One of my favorite manufacturers right now and I was so happy to find this bright, fun collection in this month's kit!
Simple Stories ~ A Charmed Life
"Lovin' My Life"
I also created a card using scraps from this collection:
"Thank You" Card

Lucky Starz is such a fun collection and perfect for this sweet photo of my super happy great-nephew, Isaiah!   This collection just screams HAPPY!
The Thickers also in this month's kit came as Here We Go, but I cut the w away from the e and turned it to make the word "ME!"
Bella Blvd ~ Lucky Starz
"Here Me Go!"
And last, this awesome boy collection! 
Fancy Pants ~ " Be Different"
"It's A Boyz Life"

Here is a look at April's fabuluos Flavor Of The Month Kit:

For details on this kit and also to view the other April kits, click HERE!!!

Thank you for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

April Sketch Challenge and March WINNERS!!!!

Hello there!!
 Today is reveal day for my April Sketch Challenge!
Here is the sketch:
And...Here are the RULES for this challenge:
• Your layout must be NEW as of April 1, 2014
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by
April 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

My layout inspired by the sketch:
The prize you are playing for this month is:

I combined my sketch challenge with the following Scrappy Friends Challenges:
Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe Challenge:
I used the 3rd row across:  Journal Card, Wood (mustache, alphas and stars), 
Stamping (CTMH date stamp)

And Kelly's Word Challenge:
I used the word SWEET (on journal card)

Combine my challenge with, and/or complete or combine TWO or more of the 
Scrappy Friends Challenges above, and you will be automatically entered into the 
Scrappy Friends Bonus Prize Drawing!

April's BONUS Prize:

And now for the March WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Lots of  inspiration and wonderful takes on the sketch as well as the other Scrappy Friends Challenges!

The randomly drawn WINNER of my  
March Sketch Challenge is....
# 10 Jo'


 is the winner of the
March Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE


Jo' 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 March Winner in the subject line. 

Ruby be sure to comment below or on any of the other Scrappy Friends Blogs and then email your gift card choice to:
to claim your prize.
Please add March Bonus Winner in the subject line.

I am looking forward to seeing everyone's lovely takes on this month's sketch challenge as well as the other Scrappy Friends Challenges!
Thank you for stopping by!
Enjoy the rest of your week!

"Look Who's KING For A Day!" ~ Paper Secret's April 1st

Good Morning!
There is a new sketch challenge up at Paper Secrets 
AND... you must include items, colors, brands, etc. beginning with each letter in the word, JOKES!

Here is the layout I created inspired by the sketch and using the following items for JOKES:
J~Journaling  O~Oval (Party Chipboard) & Oh Boy Sticker  K~ King   E~Enamel Dots  S~Star
Carta Bella: "Rough & Tumble" Collection Kit
Simple Stories ~ Small Sticker Alphas
MME - Enamel Dots

And here is the sketch created by Kelly Holifield:
Head on over to Paper Secrets and check out how the other Design Team members were inspired by this sketch and for details and rules on the challenge.

Complete a layout using one of this month's sketches & be entered into the monthly prize drawing!
 One winner will receive a Paper Secrets coupon for $20 off their next order of $20 or more.

Thank you for stopping by
Have a Scraptabulous Day!