Thursday, July 30, 2009


Hello everyone!:):):)
While Julie is on vacation I am attempting to step into her shoes or should I say into her smileys:):):):):)
The response to challenge #1 was absolutely incredible!!!!!and we are thrilled and humbled that so many of you played along with us and created such fabulous layouts. We want to thank every one of you and hope you will play along with us in the future. We are so excited that some of you began albums for your Favorite Things and hope that you enjoy our coming challenges.
It was really hard to select a winner and we were emailing late into the night but after much thought and discussion, the winner is AURORATN (Jeannine) - her layout Black is above:):):) AuroraTN, please email Julie with you addy info so she can send you your prize. And again thanks to all of you so much for playing along with us.
We also have an honorable mention for challenge #1 for the youngest player Angel. His mom emailed us his entry which he had made for his brother. We think that's really special:):):):)

AND NOW FOR SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT....................................
What flower makes your heart sing? What flower do you look forward to its blooming season? What flower makes you happy just to see its colors and to smell its fragrance? What flower do you love to receive in a bouquet? :):):):):):):):):)
Let's see what you can create. No rules - just do a layout, a card, a project, whatever makes you feel happy, and link us up via a comment.
Here are the fabulous layouts and projects by our talented DT (I feel so lucky to be part of them and get to see their stuff early:):):):):):):)
from AMY

from BEKKA
from DEANA
from JAMIE
from JULIE
from SARAH we can't post Sarah's layout because it has been published on the website (Congrats Sarah) but if you go there into the gallery and select Sarah de Guzman, you can view her fabulous bouquet of paper flowers or try this link
from me (CHRIS)
The winner for this challenge will receive a $20 gift certificate to donated by Deana. SO get your creative juices bubbling or should I say blooming and get your layouts etc into us. Just post a link for it in our comments sections by 8/14/09 (the day before we announce the winner and post our next challenge.) YOU COULD BE THE WINNER:):):):):):):):):):):)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

HOLY WOWWWWWWWWWW!!!!! I am OVERWHELMED with the response!!! :):):):):):):):)

A huge huge huge huge huge THANKS TO ALL OF U!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! The response to our BLOG has BEEN AMAZING!!!! I am literally like JUMPING UP and DOWN EVERYDAY with JOY JOY JOY as I see more GORGEOUS ENTRIES pouring in!!! WOW WOW WOW WOW WOWWWWWWW!!!!! Thanks to all OF U for making this BLOG A SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!!! And I NEED to add that I have been WOW WOW WOW WOWED over and over again when I see the number of people tell me that they are GOING to or have MADE journal books to KEEP their FAVORITE THINGS lo's in!!!!! HOLY WOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!! To me, that is the MOST INSPIRING thing I have EVER EVER EVER HEARD!!! WOW!!! To me this is the BIGGEST COMPLIMENT ever to us at FAVE THINGS!!!!!!! Thanks SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH everyone for being sooooooooooooooo INSPIRING TO US!!!!!!!!!! Your entries are JUST AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!! My DT and I have been "chatting" behind the scenes and everyday they are telling me that the lo's that are coming in are WOW AMAZING and they are gonna have a hard time VOTING!!! SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I just wanted to thank all of U from the bottom of my HEART for helping us make this a SUCCESS!!! U still have until the 29th (evening time that is!! LOL) to get your entries in......remember to post a link here, sooooooooooooooooo U can be included!!!!!!! Or U can always email me your lo's at! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks to all of U for BEING OUR SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):) See U again on the 30th with the winner from FAVE COLORS and CHALLENGE #2! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Ohhhhhhhhhhh and PS...I have added a slide show to our side bar.....(a WONDERFUL suggestion by one of our players...JESSI!! Thanks JESSI!!!) and as you link us to your lo's....I have been adding them in there....CHECK out the entries sooooooooo FAR! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

WELCOME to OUR GRAND OPENING!! These are a Few of my Favorite COLORS!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all!!!!!

WOW OH WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!! The response from everyone has been AMAZING...I sooooooooooo wish I had that winning lottery ticket to MAKE SURE EVERYONE WON!!!! But......we have ONE WINNER.....and that person is....................


(Sorry that photo is blurry....was trying to hold the paper I drew and take the photo....bummer when no one in the family will get up with U at 3:30 AM just to help take a photo, huh????? LOL)

CONGRATS Pegasus!! You are the winner of the $50.00 Gift certificate to's online store!!!! ENJOY! :):):):):):):):):):) Please email me at so I can get your email address off to Noel and she can send you the gift certificate!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) And I want to thank NOEL for SPONSORING our GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks to all that I stated above...I soooooooo wish I could have EVERYONE as a WINNER!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Now......ONTO our very FIRST CHALLENGE!!!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!! :):):):):)

What is YOUR FAVORITE COLOR?????? :):):):):):):):):):):):) It is as simple as that!!! We give you a "fave" thing and U do a LO, card, altered project...whatever your heart desires!! No rules, no catches....JUST YOUR FAVORITE COLOR (or colors if U want!!!) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Here is WHAT our NEW AMAZING DT CAME up with to INSPIRE U!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

From Amy! :)

From Bekka! :)

From Chris! :)

From Deana! :)

From Georgia! :)

From Hanneke! :)

From Jamie! :)

From Jeanet! :)

From Julie! :)

From Sarah! :)

The winner from the challenge is GONNA win yet another GIFT CERTIFICATE donated by me to!!! The winner will get a $25.00 Gift Certificate to spend in her online store!! YAY!!! Soooooooooooooooooo have those creations into us (just post a link for us in the comment section here) by 07/29/09 (which is the day before our next challenge date!!!) and U could be our WINNER! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks to all for your support!!!! LOVE TO ALL...and HAPPY SCRAPPING! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

HOLY WOW!!!!!!! Only 3 MORE SLEEPS until OUR GRAND OPENING! :):):):):):):)

Hi all...

I am soooooooooooooooooooo OVERWHELMING HAPPY about the RESPONSE to OUR GRAND OPENING GIVE-AWAY!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!! I want to thank ALL of U that HAVE left us a COMMENT, your SUPPORT and for taking the TIME to FOLLOW US!!!! There are just TWO MORE DAYS to get your name in the DRAWING that is talked about in the previous post!!! "TWO DAYS Julie? Is that right? You mention THREE more SLEEPS until the GRAND OPENING!!!" ...well....I am GOING to POST our FIRST CHALLENGE and THE WINNER on WEDNESDAY EARLY MORNING....soooooooo that is WHY I want to make SURE I don't miss any names to be entered....soooooooooo HURRY HURRY and get your name in there by TUESDAY NIGHT to be entered into the $50.00 NOELMIGNON.COM GIFT CERTIFICATE!!!!! And make sure to check Sarah and Bekka's blogs (U can do that by clicking on their photos on the side bar) they are giving away a little something for our grand opening too!!! YAY for PRIZES! :):):):):):):):)

JUST look AT my BASKET of NAMES GETTING FULLER and FULLER by the DAY!!!! Good luck to all that have entered and see U BACK HERE ON WEDNESDAY MORNING! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

LOVE TO ALL! :):):):):):):):)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

I am here to "formally" introduce our AMAZING DESIGN TEAM! :):):):)

Hi all!!!

In ONE week from TODAY we will be INTRODUCING our FIRST "FAVE" CHALLENGE!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! But today...I want to introduce U to each of our lovely ladies that have SAID YES to joining me in the AMAZING JOURNEY! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

I am gonna do a LITTLE GIVE-AWAY TOO for OUR GRAND OPENING!!!!! I will be giving AWAY a $50.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE to one of my ALL TIME FAVE ONLINE SCRAP STORES.... ......... Soooooooooooo what DO U have to DO!?!?!?!?!?! LEAVE us A COMMENT between NOW and NEXT WEDNESDAY the 15th.....and I will DRAW A NAME FOR A $50.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE to HER STORE!!! YUM!!!!!!!! (just a quick side note....if an international gal or guy.....wins U are subject to additional shipping fees) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I want to thank all of U that have visited us so far, left us comments and have become a follower!!!! Ohhhhhhh that reminds me....let me know U are all ready a follower or are BECOMING a follower of our blog....and I will THROW YOUR NAME IN TWICE to be in the DRAWING!!!! :):):):):):):):):):)

Now...on a quick SERIOUS some of U know, my home was burglarized on Monday....and my life has been a swarm of phone calls and visits to local vital records locations....I want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers that U have given my family this week....and thanks for being patient with me as I am starting this NEW challenge blog in the mix of all of it!!! LOVE TO ALL!!!!! :):):):):):):)

Without further we are!!!!!!! :):):):):):):)


Hi, my name is Julie and I have been scrapping for about 12 years now! I have FINALLY developed a style (I think…LOL) and decided to make this blog….well, because we all HAVE FAVE THINGS!!!! And I thought what better way to share them but through this AMAZING art we all share!!!! I hope U all can JOIN US in this EXCITING ADVENTURE OF MINE!


Georgia (a.k.a. GeVisacri), 32 y.o., Brazilian, married since 2001 to her best friend and doesn't have any kids yet. Started traditional scrapbooking in 2005 and discovered digital scrapbooking in 2008. CT member to several digital product designers such as Feifei's Stuff and Ida Designs. Loves meaningful and colorful scrapbook pages.


Hi, I'm Deana.... mom to Bryn & wife to Bob. I've had a love for scrapbooking and photography for most of my life. I attended a Creative Memories party about 11 years ago and really became aware of acid free products & how important it is to journal. Thankfully, my style has changed dramatically since then, but I still have a love for journaling & multi-photo layouts! Finding all of the online inspiration was a creative turning point for me as well... and now I'm officially addicted to scrapbooking & card-making. Last year we finished building my dream craft room and I can get lost creating in there for hours! When I'm not creating though, I am working-out daily. I love Zumba, Step & Spin classes at the YMCA and have run two 1/2 marathons (13.1 miles), as well as other shorter races. I love to travel all over the world, but especially love our home-away-from-home in Scottsdale. I have a thing for fashion & probably own too many clothes, shoes & handbags. I love dark chocolate, music, interior design, "date nights" & volunteering in my daughter's class at school. My favorite thing in the world, though, is being a MOM. I really am very blessed! I'm so excited to be part of this talented group of designers & think this is going to be one VERY FUN challenge blog!


My name is Jamie Dougherty AKA Jaylynn. I live in Sunny Southern California. I
Love to create great memories and pieces of work, that my kids one day will be
proud of. You can find me at my blog I
frequent SIS, ScrapGal, A Million Memories.


Hi everybody, my name is Hanneke I come form a small town in the Netherlands! I have to amazing boys (Rick 10years & Finn  8years) a great guy, and the sweetest dog ever!!! I scrap for about 5 years now and I love it!!!!


Although I am a jill of all crafts and am an avid quilter, knitter, sewer, and beader, I discovered scrapbooking 3 years ago and have never quite recovered. My style is very detailed and collage oriented with lots of vintage, fabric, and items from my myriad collections - buttons, ribbons, and ephemera. As to homelife, my DH, cat, and I landed in SE Florida when we returned to the US on our sailboat a few years ago and are happily settled in a small city on the ocean. My current passion is watercolor painting which I love to use in my layouts.


Hi, my name is Sarah. I live in the sunny (most of the time) state of California. Scrapbooking has always been a part of my life since my high school days, but it has recently become an everyday activity (aka. addiction)! On top of being a hobby, it helps me relax and relieve my stress. Besides, the best part about scrapping is there is no right or wrong way to do it, so I can never make a mistake at something I love! If I’m not scrapbooking, I’m probably shopping for scrap supplies or enjoying the fresh air at the beach. I don’t have any children, but I have two pets — Maui, a white Miniature Schnauzer, and Hilo, a parti Miniature Schnauzer. If I’m not scrapping my family or my friends, I’m scrapping my “kids”.


Hi!  My name is Bekka, and I teach high school technology.  I've been scrapping for about five years.  I'm crazy about photography, my cute husband, my cat, and crochet.  (Not in that order, though!)  :) 


Somethings new, Somethings old and Somethings unique..... Three of my favorite things.... I am a happily married stay at home mom of 4 beautiful children.... I am a California native but have loved Lafayette, Louisiana since the day I arrived 9 years ago. What an awesome opportunity I have to make our memories last a lifetime with a little "scrap" in my back pocket. I would like to think I don't really have a particular scrapbook style cause with me anything goes. Scrapbooking has no rules cause it is your own personal creativity. I do love vintage everything...old books, old gadgets just somethings old.... I love the scrappy stuff that is out that is made to look old....Somethings new and I love to go on a scavenger hunt to find bits of somethings unique to use on my layouts and projects. This is my first official design team spot and I am so excited to share a little of me with you! Happy Scrappin'


I'm Jeanet Kuiper from the Netherlands, 40 years young,living together with the love of my life for 17 years now...we've got a 9 year old son,Levi. Dusty,our doggie and Flappie our rabbit make our little family complete... Started scrapping 4 years ago and I totally love it,it's such a various hobby with lots and lots of different materials to use and techniques to's never love to create! Guess my style is a bit shabby with lots of layering and use of paint,ink and stamps,and a bit of toughness in it.... I'm so honored Julie asked me to be a part of this Awesome Design excited to work with all these lovely,talented girls!

Thanks for stopping by and HOPEFULLY we will see U all here NEXT WEEK on the 15th for our FIRST FAVE CHALLENGE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Coming SOON!!!!!!!!!! A new and FUN challenge blog!!!! :):):):):):):)

Hi all.....

Soon I will have all the AMAZING details here for U!!! STAY TUNED! :):):):):):):):):):):):)