Sunday, August 30, 2009

These are a Few of Our Favorite Foods....and our Winner for #3! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Good Morning all!!!! :):):):):):):):)

Wowwwwwwwww.....we are once again AMAZED at all of U that took the time to play along with us....we are SIMPLY WOWED by the entries!!!! This time was WAY FUN....seeing everyone's MOVIE choices and I know I was saying over and over and over again...."OMYGOSH!!! I sooooooooooooo LOVED that MOVIE!!!!" We got to see "The Breakfast Club," "It's a Wonderful Life," "Pride and Prejudice" in several LO's (I think everyone LOVES Mr. Darcy!), "Dirty Dancing," "City of Angels," "Pulp Fiction"....and some couldn't decide one ONE FAVE MOVIE...sooooooo they chose multiple!! Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh how can I....the TRUEST of TRUEST "Twilight" fans...forget the we even got a LO with scenes from the upcoming "New Moon" :):):):):):):):):) Seriously....AMAZING U guys!!! LOVED looking at each and EVERY ONE!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) We VOTED....wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy into the night again....and HAD QUITE the TIE going on there for awhile....but in the end...only one can WIN...and that WINNER IS.................................

JANA with her LO about "AMELIE" :):):):):):):)

CONGRATS JANA....please send me ( an that we can get U the $20.00 Gift Certificate to SCRAPBOOK.COM! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Here is her LO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):)

And for our NEXT CHALLENGE....I will balance a book on my head!!! KIDDING!!!!! :):):)

Challenge NUMBER FOUR.....These are a Few of My Favorite Foods! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I know the DT had a BLAST making ours and HOPE U have as MUCH fun too!!!! Here are our YUMMY FAVE FOOD LO'S! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

From our August GDT...JESSI!! Ok, how YUMMY are CRAB LEGS!?! YUMMY!! And I loveeeeeeeeeeeee how she used the ad....and she has like the BEST HANDWRITING!!! :):):):):) AWESOME LO! :):):)

From Amy...Chick-Fil-A's Sweet Tea!! ANOTHER...YUMMY!! Seriously, I am like sooooooooo LUCKY to have one of their restaurants right across the way from my work..and I am soooooooooooo NOT kidding, after Amy finished this...I was DROOLING for Chick-Fil-A and had to GO THERE for LUNCH the next day!! LOL!! Thanks Amy!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):)

From Bekka...Strawberry Fields Salad!! Ok...she told the story about finding this recipe on her blog via going to dinner at TGIFriday's....and I have NOT NOT NOT had this SALAD off my mind since!! YUMMY! :):):):):):):):):):):)

From Chris...Cherry Garcia Ice Cream!! (I'm telling ya...just looking at my DT lo's...I am gonna GAIN FIVE POUNDS! LOL!)...Ohhhhhhhhhhh I secretly just wanna have a LOVE AFFAIR with Mr. Ben and Mr. Jerry.....and they can throw in Mr. Cherry Garcia anytime they want!!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):)

From Deana...The Cheesecake Factory....Ok...I personally have met Deana...and let me TELL U all....she is ONE HOT MAMA...and when I saw this...I was like..."Deana, you are the one of the only women who can eat there and still look that HOT HOT HOT!!" That is another place that I just gain 5 pounds by reading their sign on the building!!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):)

From Georgia...PIZZA!!! OMYGOSH...let me tell U...I love Georgia...and I loveeeeeeeeeee PIZZA!!! When I saw this...I was like...can I come over and get an order to go???? LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this little Pizza restaurant she made!!! And I want PIZZA NOW!!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):)

From Hanneke...skottelbraai (it's like a bbq)!!! Ok....its bad enough that its BBQ....but then she has to put a picture of the FOOD on here!!! YUMMY!!! Hanneke...I'm telling ya...when I can afford that ticket to the Netherlands....ummmmmmmmmm we are sooooo having your hubby cook me up some of that!!! YUMMY! :):):):):):):):):)

From Jeanet...a GIRL after MY own HEART...*sigh* ITALIAN FOOD!! Being Italian...I might be a little biased....but HOLY YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMYYYYYYYY....I don't think my Nana's cooking ever looked that good (sorry Nana!) :):):):):):):):):)

From Jenneke...GREEK SALAD!!! Ohhhhhhhhhhh how YUMMY does that sound...and so does this LO!!!! Ok, so Jenneke...when I can finally afford that ticket to the Netherlands...and after I have BBQ at Hanneke's, and then Italian at Jeanet's...I am heading to your place to have a GREEK SALAD to make myself feel just a bit of a healthier eater!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):)

And from ME (aka Julie)...When I married my 100% POLISH Hubby...I was introduced to the AMAZING WORLD of PIEROGIES!!! And if U look CLOSELY at this LO and see there is a woman peering at me as I am trying to eat my YUMMY is what I have to say about that......."Journaling: Just so you know... I see you eyeing my pierogies- and you better back off! They are MINE All mine mine mine!!" :):):):):):):) ***EDIT*** for those of U that do not know what Pierogies are...I looked up the definition and here is what I found :):):):):) "Pierogies are a dish of Polish origin, consisting of boiled dumplings of unleavened dough stuffed with varying ingredients. They are usually semicircular, but are square in some cuisines."

From Lisa...COMFORT FOOD!!!! I all ready KNEW I loved this Lisa...and NOW...I loveeeeeeeeeeeee her EVEN MORE!!!!! HOW WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY YUMMY is this?!?!?!?! LOOK at that CAKE!!! I sooooooooooooo think it is calling my NAME!!!! LOL!!! And the TEAM wants to give Lisa GET WELL WISHES as she is having a hurting neck right now!!!! Get BETTER LISA!!!! But, save me some of that CAKE!!!!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):)

From Sarah....OMYGOSH...I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE CUPCAKES!!!! And just look at HOW darn CUTE is SARAH with them?!?!?!!?! *sigh* this makes me HAPPY....of course, I'd be happier if I was holding the cupcake!!! LOL :):):):):):):):)

And OUR prize this time!!! OHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH......our WONDERFUL GDT JESSI....has DONATED some YUMMIES for us to give away!!! :):):):):):) She has her own ETSY shop...and SOME ADORABLE things up for sale in there....go check her out! :):):):):):):):):):)

Here is what Jessi is GIVING away to OUR WINNER of the FOOD CHALLENGE!! :):):)
~10 6x6 patterned papers(all from Adrienne Looman's Rock On Collection for Prima
~six canvas tags(with stitching and one with hand-embroidery)
~2 Tags made with paper from the line mixed with fabric and sewn together!
~2 Prima Flowers

Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!!!! We would LIKE to THANK Jessi for being out GDT for August...and for offering up this YUMMY PRIZE!!!! Her stitching skills are AMAZING, aren't they!?!?!?!?! :):):):):):):):):)

Okkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk everyone....go out there and GET your fave food onto paper....NO RULES, NO RESCRICTIONS.....JUST MAKE a LO, card, altered object of YOUR FAVE FOOD!!!!!! Post up those beauties here (or U can email them to me too!!) by SEPTEMBER 14th!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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

Saturday, August 22, 2009

We are AMAZED once AGAIN! :):):):):):):)

Good Morning all!!!!! :):):):):):):)

Only a few more days to get in your entries for FAVE MOVIE or MOVIE QUOTE!!!! U have until the evening of the 29th to get those AWESOME projects into us!!!!! Don't forget to give us a link HERE so we can take a gander at your creations....or if U do not have a place to publicly show your project....U can email it to me at! :):):):):) We are LOVING what we are seeing soooooooooooooooo far....and I can't speak for all the girls (they might call me "liar, liar pants on fire!" LOL!)......but I am loving what is coming in....and it sure is bringing me a lot of AWESOME MOVIE MEMORIES....and a few...."Ohhhhhhhhhhhh yeah!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that movie too!" :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And I want to GIVE a SHOUT OUT to SARAH on our DT......this past Tuesday she made the CATWALK over at SIS with the LO she made for our FAVE MOVIE challenge!!!!! YAY SARAH!!!!! Here is the LO she did! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

***************Sarah sent me an email to tell me that this is going to be published!!!!!!!!!!!!! woooooooooooooooo hoooooooooooooooooo I had to remove it from our blog! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) ***************************************

And don't forget.....if the LO/card/project U make for ANY FAVE THINGS challenge gets recognized in any SCRAP forum or even PUBLISHED....I would sooooooooooooooo LOVE to hear about it and recognize that accomplishment here!!! Just shoot me an EMAIL....and I will make sure to give U a shout out!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):)

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and I also want to ENLIST YOUR HELP!!!!!! TWO of OUR DT members.....CHRIS and JENNEKE.....are BOTH FINALISTS in LOTUS PAPERIE'S latest challenge!!!! Could U all GO VOTE for them HERE???!!!???!!!??! U have until September 2nd to VOTE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I would sooooooooooooooooooo APPRECIATE it if U did! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee to all and SEE U back on the 30th! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Saturday, August 15, 2009

These are a Few of My Favorite MOVIES!! And our winner for Challenge #2! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....

It is EARLY morning for me (I am in Arizona, and its only 5:16 A.M. right now!!)......but I wanted to get up and share our WINNER for CHALLENGE NUMBER 2....FAVORITE FLOWERS!!!! This was ANOTHER tough one for the DT to decide on (EVEN ME!!! LOL) and we were sooooooooooooooo AMAZED at all the BEAUTIFUL entries!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! Thanks to all that participated and it was once again a long night of emails deciding our winner.....and for CHALLENGE #2 FAVORITE FLOWERS.....our WINNER is...............................

MICHELLE with her ALL FLOWERS LO!!!!! CONGRATS MICHELLE!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Here is her LO! :):):):):):):):):)

Michelle....please email me at so that I can get your email address to Deana, so that she can get you your GIFT CERTIFICATE to! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

We all want to sincerely thank ALL of YOU that played along!!!!!! The DT and I were commenting on how many AMAZING flowers everyone came up with...and there were some that we had never even heard of!!! AMAZING WORK everyone!!! And just as a little reminder.....if any of your creations that U make for our challenge blog gets recognized for the CATWALK on SIS....or U used the LO/project U made for our challenge and entered it into another challenge blog and U win the other challenge....or your LO/project gets featured on a scrap site or EVEN PUBLISHED....I would LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE to hear about it and recognize U for that accomplishment!!!! Please feel free to email me with the news.... .... soooooooooo I can give U a shout out! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Now.....ONTO CHALLENGE # 3 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! These are a Few of My Favorite MOVIES!!!!! (Or even MOVIE QUOTE!!!!!!) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

As the DT were sending in their LO's & projects for this one....I could just feel all the FUN they were having with this challenge!!!!!! Here is what WE CREATED! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

From Jessi...our August GDT!!! *sigh* ohhhhhhhh does this movie bring back memories of Goose and Maverick singing "You've Lost that Loving Feeling!" :):):):):):):):)

From Bekka.....a little Office Space anyone???? LOL LOL LOL...This makes me it!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

From Amy.....quotes inspired by Forrest Gump! I just loveeeeee this!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):)

From Chris....Inspired by one of her FAVE Movies....THE BIRDCAGE!!! COOL is this!?!?!? WOW!!! :):):):):):):):)

From Deana.....Inspired by some HOT HOT HOT John Travolta and SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER!!! :):):):):):)

From Georgia....Giving us a YUMMY taste for her TOP 6 FAVE MOVIES!!! I LOVE THIS and all those MOVIES TOO! :):):):):):):):)

From Hanneke....who loves the romance in LOVE ACTUALLY! I loveeeeeeee all that PAINT!!!!! YUM! :):):):):):):):):)

From Jamie.....*sigh* :) The Wizard of OZ!!! (sidenote from Julie...I miss Judy Garland!) :):):):):):):):):):):)

From Jeanet.....LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (ok....I just wanna see this movie cuz of the title!!!!) :):):):):):):):):):):)

From Jenneke....She is LOVING the romances....and WOULD U look at how she replaced Julia and Richards faces with her own and her boyfriends pictures!!! LOVEEEEEEEEE that!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

From ME (Julie)...and I'll be honest...after seeing what my DT created....I'm almost embarrassed to show mine!! LOL!! They all created SUCH beautiful lo's/projects...and ummmmm is mine!!! I used a quote from Ferris Bueller's Day Off....and YES...that LITTLE girl on the swing with her MOUTH WIDE OPEN...that's ME as a LITTLE GIRL!!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

From Lisa...*sigh* just like me (and I'm sure a lot of us!)...she loves the fairy tale endings!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

From Sarah....I SERIOUSLY love this!!!! She was inspired by the WIZARD OF OZ!!! I loveeeeeeeee how Sarah journals! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

***************Sarah sent me an email to tell me that this is going to be published!!!!!!!!!!!!! woooooooooooooooo hoooooooooooooooooo I had to remove it from our blog! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) ***************************************

THE WINNER of this challenge will once again WIN a $20.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE to donated by Sarah!!! :):):):):):):):):):):) We hope U all find the time to play along with us.....and CAN NOT WAIT to see what U create!!! This challenge is DUE by SATURDAY AUGUST 29TH!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Who wants to MEET some NEW PEOPLE!! And a COUPLE of SHOUT OUTS! :):):):):):):)

Hi all.....

I was gonna wait until the 15th to do this...but then I remembered that I will be posting the winner of FAVE FLOWERS...and showing U all the NEXT challenge...and sooooooooooo I figured I'd do this today....and MAKE U all WAIT for the other stuff!! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I wanted to INTRODUCE our NEW DT MEMBERS!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! I am EXCITED they have JOINED US! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

First up....LISA HOWARD! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi! My name is Lisa and I am a 40-(shhhhh), divorced mom of 2 living in Western North Carolina.  This summer, my son, who is a college graduate, returned home for a brief stay and my daughter came home for summer break. Getting used to being an empty-nester last August was a true life-altering experience, but nothing is more life changing than having them return home. LOL! I have always been a keeper of scrapbooks, but I "officially" became a scrapper roughly 15 years ago. While shopping with my sister-in-law, I came across my first "real" scrapbook at a craft fair in a local mall. I looked at my SIL and stated then and there that I would forever be a scrapper. Several Creative Memories albums later and a multitude of attempts to find "my style" leads me to where I am today. A scrapper still looking for her own style. A girl loving the craft for the all that it offers...preservation of memories, a creative outlet and an open door to making new friends.  I am so excited to be part of this team and to explore my favorite things!

Next UP.....JENNEKE KNOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

About me:
Living in a small village in the Netherlands
In love with Ruud
Mother of Niek, Marije en Karlijn
And totally addicted to scrapping for about 2,5 years!!!!!
I don’t have one style in particular. Sometimes it’s funky with bright colors. And sometimes its vintage, soft and simple.
Love to be on this design-team!!!

And I also WANTED to INTRODUCE our GUEST DESIGNER FOR AUGUST! JESSI!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jessica Wilson. Loves my family, scrapbooking, music, photography and movies. Plays with paper and glue way too much!  Creative, free spirit that enjoys just having a good time with family.  Am amazed by my beautiful, crazy kids, Lucas and Isabelle, every single day.  Stays at home with kids right now.  Wants to be a photographer when I grow up(okay, I'm twenty-seven now, but whatever).  Seriously, I am wanting to learn more about photography and start my own custom photography business.  That is my ultimate goal when it comes to a career.  Right now, I'm just trying to live and enjoy every moment I get with my kids and family. Thank you so much for having me as a guest this month!  It is a huge honor and I hope you enjoy my creations.  Please feel free to visit my blog anytime to learn more or hear some crazy rambling.  U can learn more about Jessi HERE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I can NOT even EXPRESS to U how EXCITED I am about these gals! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And I wanted to give some shout outs to some of our participants!!!!!!!!!!! On SIStv, EVERY Tuesday, their Design Team(Fashionistas!) pick their FAVORITE LO for the week and put it on the CATWALK!!!! Well....I wanted to recognize TWO of our players for MAKING the CATWALK with their LO's MADE for the CHALLENGES HERE! :):):):):):):):):):) CONGRATS ANTONIA and TRACY!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Here is Tracy's! :):):):):)

And here is Antonia's! :):):):):):)

CONGRATS girls! :):):):):):):) And since I don't visit all the scrap websites and blogs (I know, what's wrong with me, right??? LOL!!!).....IF ANY of YOUR CREATIONS that U made for our challenge blog was recognized for something....please let me know!!!!! ( ... I WOULD LOVE TO RECOGNIZE U on here for your accomplishment! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Remember...U have just a few more DAYS....FRIDAY NIGHT the 14th to be exact!!! LOL!!! To get in your FAVE FLOWER LO's!!!!!!!! U all are SERIOUSLY BLOWING US AWAY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) SEE U ON THE 15TH! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Friday, August 7, 2009

WOW!!!!!!!! I am ONCE again OVERWHELMED!!! And a HUGE thank U to my girls! :):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all.....

I am AGAIN overwhelmed by the response to our SECOND CHALLENGE!!!!!!! U have until the 14th (nighttime that is!!!) to get your entries in!!!!! :):):):):):):):) GO HERE ... to give us a linkie to your blog or gallery! :):):):):):):):):) Each creation that me and the DT are seeing are JAW DROPPING!!!!!!!! U guys have nooooooooooooooooo idea how hard U are making it for us to vote!!!!! Soooooooooo AGAIN thanks to all that have participated!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

When I post our next challenge...I will also be announcing TWO new DT members and ANNOUNCING our GUEST DT'er for August! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Gosh....I am BEYOND LUCKY they said YES! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And I want to THANK Chris, Lisa (ohhhhhhh did I just give a little HINT there?? LOL!), Jeanet, Hanneke, Deana, Amy, Georgia, Jaime, Sarah, Bekka AND Jenneke (Another HINT???? WOW....I am FULL of them today!! LOL) for all OF THEIR HARD WORK while I was on vacation!!! :):):):):):):):) U HAVE noooooooooooooooooooo IDEA how much they helped me!!!!! They loaded your creations into our photobucket account, into the slide show....did CHALLENGE #2's post for me.....PUT UP with A MILLION emails from me.... and worked on VOTING for WINNER #1 until the WEE HOURS of the NIGHT!!!!!!!!! I CAN NOT thank them ENOUGH for EVERYTHING they DID!!!! They are THE BESTEST EVER! Thanks GIRLS! LOVE U! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sooooooooooooooooooooo go create, be happy....and make sure U SMILE A LOT!!!! Who cares about CROW'S FEET WRINKLES from SMILING?!?!?!?! I would RATHER have wrinkles around my eyes from SMILING too MUCH.... than have a PERMANENT FROWN on my FACE!!! LOL LOL LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

See U back here on the 15th! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)