Monday, May 31, 2010

Winners of our FAVE BOOK Challenge!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all.....

Today is Memorial Day here in the States...and I want to take a moment and thank the United States Military for their never ending service for our many lives have been lost...not just our Military, but across the entire world....and if it wasn't for the men and women that serve our country, we wouldn't have the freedoms that we thank you to those that have served in the past and those that are currently serving....I for one, truly appreciate your dedication to protecting us........ :)

And now it is TIME to announce our winners for FAVE BOOKS!!!! We had soooooooooooo many AMAZING AMAZING entries this time around...and once again the DT had such a HARD TIME choosing!!! U all seriously BLOW us AWAY with your talents! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our FIRST winner is.............. VALERIE!!! WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!!!!! CONGRATS VALERIE!!!!!! We just loved your lo of little Audrey reading! :):):):):):):):):):):):):) Here is Valerie's LO! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And our SECOND WINNER is MAGGI!!!! CONGRATS MAGGI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOO to the HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! We were BLOWN AWAY by your mini showing your love for Hollywood Biographies! *swoon*!!!! :):):):):):):):):):) Here is Maggi's MINI! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And as PROMISED....I also have used the ever helpful to choose a random winner for a $20.00 Gift Certificate!!! And that WINNER IS........JEN!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!! CONGRATS JEN!!!!! Here is Jen's lo that she submitted! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

To all of the winners!! CONGRATS....and please send me an email ( with your full name and address, and I will get those gift certificates out to U ASAP!!!!!! And thanks to all that played along....U have noooooooooooooo idea how HARD it is to choose winners every time....ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh but WAIT there's MORE (that was for U Tina!! LOL!) .... TOMORROW is the BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG BIG DAY for us here at FAVE THINGS....SERIOUSLY HUGE....and let's see.... I have all ready counted about .... ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh TWENTY-FIVE PRIZES sooooooooooooooooooo far!!! That is at least TWENTY-FIVE WINNERS for our CHALLENGE that GOES LIVE TOMORROW!!!!!! Yes!!!! At least TWENTY-FIVE WINNERS....WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!! U will SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO want to play along with this challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! See U back here tomorrow MORNING for the BIG HUGE NEWS and REVEAL!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) 

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Can U tell I am UBER EXCITED yet?!?!?!!?!?!?!?!? :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....

I can ALMOST not CONTAIN it ANYMORE!! Really...I can't!!! My girls KNOW how giddy and excited I am to SOON SOON SOON share our BIG NEWS with U!! Seriously....U will NOT want to MISS what is gonna be happening here on June 1st!!! Seriously...U WILL NOT want to MISS IT!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Remember...U have FIVE MORE days to enter our FAVE BOOKS challenge HERE HERE HERE!!! We have seen some AMAZING entries soooooooo far...and can not wait to see yours!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sooooooooooo let's see...without giving TOO much away......let's see.....hmmmmmmmmmmm.....OKAY....soooooooooooooooooo on June 1st.....U will want to tune in here as OMYGOODNESS...I have lined up MORE SPONSORS for this one EVENT than I have ever ever ever seen on ONE CHALLENGE BLOG before....SERIOUS sponsorship!! HUGE!!!! Which means MAJOR WINNERS!!!! MAJOR!!! And hmmmmmmmmmmmmm it will also be FAVE THINGS ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!! WOW!! Can U believe that ONE year ago I came up with this little idea about scrapping our FAVE THINGS and WOWWWWWWW look where we are now.....and let me tell U....we are here because of YOU!!!! We wouldn't be where we are without YOU!! Soooooooooo thank U all for your amazing and continued support!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Soooooooooooooo let's see...MAJOR SPONSORS, MAJOR WINNERS, ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY....and hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm let's see.....a little feature too....that's all I can say about that!!! LOL :):):):):):):):) Let's see how many peeps can figure that little clue out!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And to make our current challenge more interesting.....let's see....I will CHOSE one person that plays along (no voting on this one!!) to randomly win another gift certificate!! That is right!! We will have TWO WINNERS that are voted on by the DT for our FAVE BOOK challenge and ONE WINNER will be randomly chosen to win for JUST PLAYING ALONG! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

See U back here on May 31st with our THREE WINNERS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Saturday, May 22, 2010

EIGHT more days and another DT entry! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all.....

We have had some AMAZING entries sooooooooooooooo far for our FAVE BOOKS challenge and there are still eight more days to enter!! Make sure to upload a comment HERE to enter!! And I wanted to share Georgia's lo that she made for this challenge!! Seriously...I loveeeeeeeee this girl...she just amazes me...and JUST look at that GNOME *love love love* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

See U back here on May 31st with our winners! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Saturday, May 15, 2010

These are a Few of My Favorite Books! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all......I am UBER excited for this latest CHALLENGE!!! These are a Few of My Favorite Books!!! I have had a passion for reading since I was weeeeeeeeee Mom tells me stories of how her and my Dad would give me books upside down and I would automatically turn them around! LOL!! Soooooooooooooo that is our challenge this time for U! Show us a project showcasing your FAVE BOOK!!! YAY!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):) And since we have SOMETHING cooking for JUNE 1st.....for just this ONE challenge....U are going to have a longer time to PLAY!!!! That's RIGHT!!! Because of our HUGE NEWS....this challenge WILL NOT be DUE until May 30th!!! And I will announce the WINNERS....(YES! I said WINNERS!) on MAY 31st!!! And then on June out...its gonna be BIG! HUGE! GIGANTIC! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sooooooooooooo now for what our AMAZING DT created for this challenge! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

First up....our GDT Diana!!!! She has shown us several of her FAVE BOOKS!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee how she did this with the dark background and that cute cute cute Cosmo Cricket bike!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And next we have Jeanet's LO!! I love love love love love that she also lists several of her FAVE BOOKS...and her title says it ALL!!! And how COOL is that PHOTO of the pages shaped into a heart!?!?!?! *swoon* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!! I just love love love love what Deana created!!! She did her LO on her FAVE AUTHOR her Daughter Bryn!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this sooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!! And not only did she include Bryn creating her book she wrote and illustrated....Deana also included photos of all of Bryn's pages to her book!! *SERIOUSLY in LOVE with THIS!!!!* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And Michelle B!!!! I love love love love love how she shows all her Daughter Rainee's FAVE Bedtime Stories right now!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE it!!!!! And some of those books are MY FAVES too!!! I will never ever ever tire of those little critter books!!!!! Sooooooooooooooooo AWESOME!!!! Michelle...this is AMAZING...I loveeeeeeeeee how U showed the covers of all Rainee's FAVE BOOKS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And next we have Jenneke!!! OMYGOSH!!! I am IN LOVE LOVE LOVE with this,....FIRST...she has a photo of FAVE THINGS banner in the background...just sayin'!!! :):):):):):):):):) And I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee how her FAVE BOOK is her Dutch to English Dictionary!!!! How COOL would that be to have!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) This soooooooooooooo ROCKS JENNEKE!! LOVE IT! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And next....HOLY SMOKES!!! We have Michelle LPR's FAVE BOOK by Gloria Steinem!!! WOW WOW WOW!! U sooooooooooo need to click on this lo and read that journaling....sooooooooooooo wonderful....or better yet....go visit Michelle's blog and I'm sure she will have it there too!! It is WOW!!! And I love love love love love love love that she included the autograph from Gloria herself when Michelle went to her book signing back in 1993!!! This is WOW Michelle! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And next we have Bekka....And I am soooooooooooooooooooo EXCITED for what she did for her FAVE BOOK...she gave her bible cover a makeover!! How cool is that!?!?!?!? And I'm sorry....BUT U can never ever ever go wrong with some YUMMY wood grain!! YUM!! Loveeeeeeeeeeee this Bekka! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And another EEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!! from Julie!!! For Jessi's FAVE BOOKS are the TWILIGHT SERIES!!! EEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKK!!! Jessi KNOWS how MUCH I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that series .... *team Edward* (just sayin'! LOL!) .... I love love love love love how she did the paint and loving that HOT photo of her!! This JUST is *swoon-able* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And this NEXT one by HANNEKE!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE that quote!!!! Soooooooooooo true!!! And loving all the books she lists are her FAVES (*i spy* TWILIGHT!!! hehehehehehe!! and *i spy* The Shack!! Love that one too!!!) I loveeeeeeeeeeee this Hanneke! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And next next next we have Chris and her title says it all!!! "What would Jane do?" As in Miss Jane Austen!!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!! WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!! And I just know Chris....and I just KNOW that she made that YUMMY FABRIC flower on here!!!! LOVE IT! Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh and for those that are curious....our "FOLLOWER GAME" winner that I hosted on here....Alfie chose one of Chris's hand made APRONS from her ETSY SHOP!!! Great CHOICE ALFIE!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee Chris's aprons! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And last but {{hopefully}} not least....we have MY FAVE BOOK...."To Kill A Mockingbird".....seriously this is my ALL time FAVE BOOK ever!! Even today, 60 years later...MOST of the 'lessons' this book taught .... we still struggle with today....*sigh* makes my heart sad..... but this is seriously the MOST powerful book I have ever read....(and hehehehehehehe Staci...if U read lol lol...should we try and start a BAN on this book???? LOL!! I'm KIDDING....just an inside joke between me and a fellow blog friend!! LOL) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Well....there U have it...our FAVE we WOULD LOVE to see yours!!! Remember...U can create a LO, a card and altered item!! Doesn't matter....we just wanna see your creations!!! And remember...this time.... U will have until May 30th to play along!!! And I know, I know...this is a scrapbooking challenge blog...BUT BUT BUT BUT is the PRIZES I will be donating this time around!!! I am GOING to GIVE AWAY TWO $20.00 Gift Certificates to Borders Bookstore!!!! :):):):):):):):):):) I say that since this is a challenge about FAVE BOOKS...why not have a GIFT that goes along with that theme!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Soooooooooooooooooo we will have TWO WINNERS this time!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! See U all back here on May 31st when I announce the WINNERS!!!! :):):):):):):) Go create! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Friday, May 14, 2010

*Winners! And our GDT for MAY!* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all.....I am here to announce our WINNER for our "Follower" game I hosted....and also our WINNER for our FAVE MUSIC challenge!!! And and and and I am here to also announce our GDT for MAY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

But FIRST...I want to take a moment and thank Antonia for being our GDT in April!! She is truly amazing and I am beyond proud to call her my friend!! Thanks Antonia for joining us! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And now for our WINNER of OUR "FOLLOWER" game I hosted on here! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I wrote everyone's name down for as many "points" as U earned....and drew the winner via my daughter Brookie...soooooooooooooooooooooooooo without further ado...........the winner of my ETSY shopping spree is ......

ALFIE!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!! Alfie....go to the tab on the top of blog that says, "Some ETSY Lovin'" and chose one item from any of the ETSY stores that we have listed in there and then email me at with the link to the ETSY store, the item and your address and I will get that out to U ASAP! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):) CONGRATS!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And now for our WINNER of our FAVE MUSIC challenge!! WOW WOW WOW!! Was it EVER hard to choose!!! This challenge was a CLOSE one!!!!! WOW!!! U all seriously amaze and inspire us!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
And our WINNER IS....................................................................GLENDA!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
If U follow Glenda at all...U know that girl LOVES those GOO GOO DOLLS ... and that is what Miss Glenda did her LO on!!!!! We loved your LO Glenda!! And here it is! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Glenda....please send me an email at and I will get your addy to Amy ASAP to send your goodies! :):):):):):):):) ENJOY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And I want to introduce our May GDT!!! DIANA FISHER!!!!!!! Wooooooooooooooooooo Hoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!! I am sooooooooooooooooo excited that Diana is joining us this month!!!! EEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKK!!! She is amazing and is from my hometown to boot!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Thanks Diana for being with us this month!! WOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO!! Here is a little on Diana! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I started scrapbooking when I was a teenager, and now it is a bit of an obsession. I run the Sketchy Thursdays weekly sketch challenge blog along with my friend, Heidi. You can find me on the Design Teams for Scrapbook Circle, My Paper Tree House, A Scrappy Design and Who's That Girl. I have a very understanding and wonderful husband, a three-year-old son and a great career. Things are pretty good...

 I can NOT wait to share with U what Diana has created for us this month!!!! I will be back tomorrow morning with our latest challenge!! Thanks for stopping by! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Friday, May 7, 2010

*how bout a little game?* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

***edit*** I have drawn a winner!! CONGRATS ALFIE!!!***

Hi all... we have SIX more DAYS left to enter our FAVE MUSIC challenge... hmmmmmmmmmmmmm and 25 more days until SOME VERY BIG COOL NEWS coming your way right here on FAVE THINGS!!! 

And since I am a HUGE supporter of all things about a little game? :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

How U can play along to WIN??!!??!!??   :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

1) Play along with the FAVE THINGS latest challenge....YOUR FAVE MUSIC! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) (YOUR name GETS entered FIVE times into the drawing for this one!!!)
2) Become a follower on our blog! (if U are all ready a follower..U get a point too!) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
(One entry into the drawing for this one!) 
3) "Like" (formally known as "become a fan"!) on our Facebook page!  If U all ready "like" us on Facebook...U still get a point too! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) ***UPDATE.....I have also added us on FACEBOOK'S Networked blog listing....check our side bar to follow us there too! :):):):):):):):):):):)***
(One entry into the drawing for this one!)   

Sooooooooooooo that is up to SEVEN chances to have your name entered!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Now....what am I gonna win Julie????????? Wellllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll....If U have noticed our little tabs at the top of our blog.... one of them says...."Some ETSY-loving" (see...the ETSY came back into the mix here! lol!)....and in that said tab of ETSY loving...I have SEVERAL of our FAVE ETSY shops listed (wanna be added to that list???? send me an email at and I will add U!!!! I just need a link to your ETSY shop and your first name!) sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo my winner will get to scroll through the ETSY shops that we currently have listed in there....go through all the GORGEOUS pieces in each of those shops and PICK ONE THING of THEIR CHOICE...and I will PAY FOR IT! :):):):):):) Any ONE thing in those FAB FAVE ETSY SHOPS we have listed and it is YOURS! (I will pay for the shipping too!!!):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Ohhhhhhhhhhhhh and if U are one of the ETSY sellers listed in our "Etsy Loving" tab ....U can STILL PLAY ALONG (well, except for my DT girls!! sorry...girls...U know I love ya...but I gotta be fair!! LOL!) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo what I need U to do.....
Leave me a comment in this post and tell me if U have played along with our FAVE MUSIC challenge!
Leave me a comment to tell me U are a follower!
Leave me a comment to tell me U are "liking" FAVE THINGS on FACEBOOK! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
That's a chance to have your name in the drawing UP TO SEVEN TIMES! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I will draw a winner on May 14th...when I announce the winner of our FAVE MUSIC challenge! Soooooooooooo u have until May 13th to play along with our challenge and to be entered in this game! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And HAPPY MOTHERS DAY to all the Mama's out there! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)