Wednesday, June 30, 2010

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

Hi all....

Soooooooooooooo EXCITED about today's prompt!! These are a Few of My Favorite Stores!!! :):):):):):):):):):):) We all have one...and we want to know what your FAVE STORE is! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Here is what our DT created for everyone!! (And I'm telling you...half my girls have a MAJOR *crush* on TARGET! LOL!) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

From our GDT Jennifer!! Her FAVE STORE is Archiver's!!!! Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh this is one store that I have heard soooooooooo many wonderful things about and wish they had one where I lived!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee how Jennifer included her receipts...and loving the flowers on here!! GORGEOUS Jennifer! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And next we have Amy!! And her FAVE STORE is the little Mom and Pop stores that have hidden treasures in every nook and cranny of their stores...she gets inspired by these stores!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee how Amy painted on here.... and HOW amazing is that title work?!?!?!?!!? I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And now for my Target girls!! LOL!!! First up is Sarah and YEP! She loves TARGET!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee how she did this with the bag and all!!! :):):):):):):):) She was challenged by our Bekka to make a 6x12 lo and sooooooooooooo she did!! LOVE IT Sarah!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next we have Deana...who also LOVES Target!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee that thought bubble over the shopping cart and loveeeeeeeeeeee the title work!!! This is AWESOME Deana! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And my NEXT Target lover is JESSI!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the truck photo she captured and love love love love the stitching!!! This is ADORABLE Jessi! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And my last Target LOVER is CHRIS!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee how she included the tags and magazine ad...and love loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee those Target bullseye flowers!!!! AWESOME Chris! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And next we have Hanneke's FAVE STORE "Steps"....she says that is her FAVE FASHION store!!! And I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee her lo!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all that YUMMY STITCHING!!! This ROCKS Hanneke! LOVE IT! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next we have Bekka's FAVE STORE!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos and loveeeeeeeeeee the feathers!! GORGEOUS Bekka! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) (and its 6x12 Sarah....just sayin'!!! LOL!) :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next we have Jeanet and her FAVE STORE which is the Art Store!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee these photos of her son...and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the misting and masking!!! Jeanet...YOU always ROCK my world with your MAD MISTING SKILLS!! LOVE this!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next we have Jana...and her FAVE STORE is shopping in her GARDEN!! How AWESOME is THAT?!?!?! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this sooooooooooo much!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the photo and loveeeeeeeeeee the little picket fence and the shovel! This is AMAZING Jana! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next we have Jenneke and her FAVE STORE is her local Scrapbook Store!! Wooooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooo!!! This is AWESOME Jenneke! I loveeeeeeeeeeee the layers and loveeeeeeeeee the paint...and I know what KIT you used on this....because I used the same one....*wink* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  ****EDIT.....I have to remove Jenneke's LO from this post... BECAUSE it IS BEING PUBLISHED!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! CONGRATS Jenneke!! Soooooooooooo PROUD OF YOU! :):):):):):):):):):):)***

Next we have Michelle LR and her FAVE STORE....the Thrift Store!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee those too Michelle!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee how she added little cutout photos in front of the main photo and loveeeeeeeeeeee the colors!! This woman totally ROCKS my COLOR world! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And next we have Michelle B and her FAVE STORE....Tiffany's!!! *sigh* what I wouldn't do to own one of those little blue boxes!!! (You know...little trivia here...Tiffany knows that the boxes themselves are in HIGH if the stores ever have any left over boxes at the end of the day...they aren't allowed to throw them in the case of theft...they have to have the boxes destroyed!!! Weird, huh???.... but still I WANT one of those boxes someday!! LOL!) :):):):):):) I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this Michelle!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos and love love love love the bling and the misting!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And lastly....we have my FAVE STORE...IKEA!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee that store!! Half my house is decorated with their YUMMY home furnishings!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And now for our prize!!! Our very own DT member Sarah has been gracious enough to giveaway a PRIZE of Imaginisce products!!! Woooooooooooooooooo Hooooooooooooooo!!! That is soooooooooo AWESOME!!! Thanks Sarah for donating this prize! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sooooooooooo there you have it!!!! We have shown you OUR FAVE its time to see yours!!!! You have until 10PM EST on July 13th to give us a link in the comments field to your FAVE STORE project!!! It can be a card, a LO, or an altered project!! As long as it has to do with your FAVE STORE...we want to see it!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I will be back here on July 14th to announce our winner! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks for stopping by...and can't wait to see what you make! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Our FAVE TOY Winner! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....

I am here to announce our winner of our FAVE TOY challenge!! Can I just say WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW?!?!?!?!?! We had soooooooooooo many BEAUTIFUL entries and the DT had such a hard time deciding!!!! all AMAZE us...and we can NOT thank YOU enough for playing along with us!!! It is because of YOU that we are here! :):):):):):):):):) Soooooooooo thank you so much for being here with us every two weeks! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And now for our winner............... SANDI!!!!! Congrats SANDI...we LOVED your lo of your FAVE TOY.....your camera!!!! You will be winning this lovely prize pack donated by our newest DT member Jana! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And here is Sandi's LO!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE IT! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sandi...please email me at so I can get your addy out to Jana! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks again everyone for playing along....and I will be back here in the AM with our latest challenge!!! I think you are ALL going to LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this one! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Bekka and ONE MORE DAY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....

Just wanted to POP in real quick and WISH our DT member Bekka a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I wish you the BESTEST year yet! :):):):):):):):):):):) Love you girl! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Isn't she just the CUTEST?!?!?!? I loveeeeeeeeee this GIRL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Here I am giving this CUTIE POOTIE girl a lift last summer in Tennessee! LOL!! I will never forget this Bekka! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And we have had SOME WOW WOW WOW AMAZING entries with FAVE TOY and just wanted to remind everyone that all entries need to be in by 10PM EST tomorrow night (June 28th) and then the team will vote for one WINNER to win this AWESOME prize from our DT member JANA!!! WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Make sure to link up your FAVE TOY project right HERE HERE HERE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

See you back here on the 29th when we announce our winner! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

*These are a Few of My Favorite Toys!!!* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all!!!!!!

I hope YOU all had a chance to check out the list of our WINNERS for the FAVE SHOES challenge!! If U missed it....make sure to check it out!! Thanks to our very own Amy...EVERYONE is winning a PRIZE!!! Check here here here here here here to get all the details!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

We want to thank EVERYONE that PLAYED along with FAVE SHOES!!! We LOVED all your lo's!! They were AMAZING!!!! And now it is time for our latest challenge.... These are a Few of My Favorite Toys!!!!!
What is YOUR Favorite TOY?? Is it one from your childhood??? One you "play" with now???  Or is it your son or daughter's FAVE TOY right now??? We wanna see your FAVE TOY!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Let's see what our DT has created for us for inspo!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

First we have a lo from our GDT Jen!!!!! Her FAVE TOY is her dollhouse from her childhood!! I just loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!! I loveeeeeeeeeee those photos....I love the little Cosmo Cricket 'girl' (pay will see her again on MY LO!!! I knew Jen had GOOD TASTE!! LOL!!) :):):):) And I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that big bow!!! AMAZING Jen! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next we have Jana's lo and she did the CUTEST lo of her son's FAVE TOY which is his "horsey"....also known as "Daddy!!" How CUTE is that??? I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this Jana!! I love love love love love the photos, the layers...and loving all the little toy embellies!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And next we have Chris and she MADE TWO projects for this challenge!!! A LO and a FABRIC wall hanging!!!!! Her FAVE TOYS were her childhood BIKE and Dolly!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this lo Chris!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee that photo, the fabric flower, the buttons!!! GORGEOUS!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) And the WALL HANGING!! U know I have a "thing" for wall hangings!!! AND FABRIC TOO!! EEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKK!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee it!!! WOW WOW WOW! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next we have Michelle B....and her daughters FAVE TOY her stuffed puppy!!!! HOW stinkin' ADORABLE is her DAUGHTER!!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee that photo...and the colors are PERFECT for some "puppy love" :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And next we have Sarah and her FAVE TOY was her childhood bike!!! How ADORABLE is Sarah in that photo!??!?! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE it!! And I loveeeeeeeeeeee the colors and those little gears she used!!!! CUTE CUTE CUTE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next we have Jessi and her FAVE TOY is her Nikon Camera!!! I am allllllllllllll about that!!! I just loveeeeeeeeeee this Jessi!! I loveeeeeeeeeee that photo, the background and loving the TITLE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next we have Deana and her FAVE TOY growing up was BARBIE!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY for Barbie!!! (Deana....are U sure that Brookie's not YOUR daughter!!! LOL!! I think i have spent as much on Barbie's for her as I have spent on scrappy supplies for me!!! LOL!!) I loveeeeeeeeeeeee that adorable photo of Deana and loveeeeeeeeeeeee all the Barbie goodies...and EEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKK to that BANNER!! LOVE IT!!! I really NEED to master that banner trend before I miss the boat on that one!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next we have Michelle LR and her FAVE TOY is her NEW NOTEBOOK "Nettie"!!! Ok... I Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that U named her Michelle!! And she is BEAUTIFUL!!! Michelle always has the MOST AMAZING colors on her LO's!!!!! JUST LOVE THIS!! And ahem...ahem... Michelle...I'm just saying...this would be AWESOME for the latest GDT sketch challenge over at Sketchy Thursdays!! (hey...what can I say....I'm on their DT... I gotta plug when I can, right??? LOL!!) 

OMYGOSH!!! And NEXT we have JENNEKE and her FAVE TOY was her doll named Lydia when she was growing up!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee THIS!!!!! (Jenneke is the one on the left with the darker hair!!!! YOU are ADORABLE Jenneke!)... I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that photo, the colors, the chipboard buttons!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  ****EDIT.....I have to remove Jenneke's LO from this post... BECAUSE it IS BEING PUBLISHED!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! CONGRATS Jenneke!! Soooooooooooo PROUD OF YOU! :):):):):):):):):):):)***

Next we have Hanneke and her Hubby's FAVE TOY his car!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that photo (U gonna ask hubby to drive me around in that when I come visit U Hanneke??? Yep....U read that right... Julie is PLANNING a trip to the Netherlands!!!! YAY!!)....anywho... back to this GORGEOUS lo!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!!!  I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the colors and loving those little embellies!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next we have Georgia and her FAVE TOY is her Wii!!!!!!! Where is MAGGI????? I know U are a gamer girl!!!! Check this one out!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos, the BRIGHT COLORS and the DESIGN just ROCKS!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this Georgia!!!!! LOVE IT! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next we have Bekka and her FAVE TOY is her i-phone!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this Bekka!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that telephone as the background and I LOVEEEEEEEEE the stitching!!! Now if only MY CELL CARRIER carried this week/month/year would be COMPLETE!! LOL :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next we have Amy and her FAVE TOY is a Kaleidoscope!!!! How fun is this?!?!?!?! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos and love love love love how she used Nikki Sivils's papers and the way she did the title around the circles!!!! This is AWESOME Amy! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And last but not least (hoping not least! LOL!!) is my LO of MY FAVE TOY my SEWING MACHINE!!!! Seriously.... U can ask many of my Arizona friends... I was SCARED to DEATH of using one of these... I have a disability in my right hand and was always scared that I would hurt myself using one of these fast moving machines... but one of my friends taught me (Thanks Kerry Lynn... love U forever for this!!) how to use one and I have been HOOKED ever since!! U will rarely see me NOT sew on one of my pages now!!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And now for our prize (I know, I know...everyone wants as many as we had last challenge!! LOL! Sorry... can't do that again..... well........... at least for awhile... U never KNOW what Julie has up her sleeve!!! LOL!!) .... our NEWEST team member Jana is DONATING this YUMMY PRIZE for our challenge!!! Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I loveeeeeeeeeeee this Jana... and thanks soooooooooooooo much for donating it!!! It is GORGEOUS!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sooooooooooooooooo its time to go create!! U can make a card, a LO, an altered long as it has to do with a FAVE TOY... we want to see it!!! (It doesn't even have to be a "new" project.....we take older ones too!!!).... U have until 7PM PST on June 28th, 2010 to link us up with your FAVE TOY project.....just leave a comment in this post to hook us up to U!! 
Go CREATE! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

WOW!!! Here are the WINNERS from our HUGE PUBLISHED/ANNIVERSARY PARTY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


WE were overwhelming WOWED and EXCITED to see how many people played along with us!!!! HOLY WOW!! We had OVER 80 players!!!!! WOW!!!! And I can not thank our sponsors enough for their generosity!!! We would not have been able to give out this many prizes in one challenge if it wasn't for them!! Soooooooooo thanks to them for supporting FAVE THINGS!!!! :):):):):):):):):):) Make sure U take a moment to check them all out!!! They are ALL AWESOME places to SHOP! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I even have MORE exciting news!!!!! Our DT member Amy, has decided that she DOESN'T want ANYONE that played along NOT to get a prize!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo after I list all the prizes for the 28 prizes we advertised on our FAVE SHOES challenge post...IF U DO NOT see your name in that list.....then KNOW that U will be getting a little prize (also know as a "SUSSIE" as Amy is from Louisiana
and that is what they call a "little present" there!!!)  from Amy for playing along!!! Thanks to Amy for making sure EVERYONE that played along gets a PRIZE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) we go!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
We used to chose our winners of the 28 prizes we had pre-planned in our post!!!!! And here are our winners! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  (ohhhh and PS.....normally we vote on our winners....but I knew with this many entries, we wouldn't be able to decide on 28 winners between us...that is the only reason we used this one time!) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Winner of the Flamingo Scraps prize pack is.....SANDRA!!! :):):):):)

Winner of the Scrapbook Circle prize pack is....JESS!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Winner of the Nikki Sivils prize pack is... BLONDONE!!! :):):):):):):):):):)

Winner of KIKI Arts prize pack is JOSEPH!!!! (who is also our YOUNGEST player this time...Joseph is SIX!!! YAYYYYYYYYY Joseph!!!!!) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Winner of the $40.00 Gift Certificate to Up the Street Scrapbooking is... ANDREA!! :):):):):):):)

Winner of the prize pack from Kreatorville Krafts is...VAL!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Winner of the LAWN FAWN stamps is......SUZANNE!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Winner of the prize pack from Green Horned Unicorn is...MO!!! :):):):):):):):):):)

Winner of the prize pack from Amy Jones ETSY shop is...BRIGID!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Winner of the one apron of her choice from Chris's ETSY Shop is....My Creative Brightside!!! :):):):):):):):):):)

Winner of the prize pack from Deana's ETSY Shop is.... LAURY55!! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Winner of the prize pack from Jessi's ETSY Shop (which also includes a print of her choice) is....JACKIE!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

The NEXT FIVE people listed are getting a vintage goodie bag from Amy that was listed in our challenge post!!!

Winner of the prize pack from our very own Michelle B. is....AMY T!!!!! :):):):):):):):):)

Winner of the apron from our very own Jenneke is NANCY!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Winner of the Prima Flowers from our very own Hanneke is....MARIT!! :):):):):):):):):):)

Winner of the prize pack from our very own Michelle LR is.......KRYSTLE!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Winner of the prize pack from our very own Jenaet is.....LOES!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Winner of the alpha packs from our very own Bekka is.....TESSA! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

And the TWO Winners of the $15.00 Gift Certificates from donated by our very own Georgia and Myself are........HEIDI and DENISE!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sooooooooooooooooooo IF U did NOT see your name in the list above....NEVER FEAR....our very own Amy is to the RESCUE!!!!! She will be sending EVERYONE that played along and DOES NOT see their name above a little prize!!!!!! Thanks again AMY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Ok....and I promised some WINNERS for our FOLLOWER GAME!!!! Thanks to all that started following us!!!!! :):):):):):):):) The person that brought the MOST FOLLOWERS over is TINA PHILLIPS!!!!! YAYYYYYYYY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) And I also am PICKING one RANDOM FOLLOWER to win a prize...and that winner is AMY O!!!! :):):):):):) CONGRATS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Sooooooooooooooooo EVERYONE is a WINNER!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) 

Ok...this is the TRICKY part......since my email is about ready to get FLOODED with lol lol....PLEASE make sure to send me YOUR NAME, YOUR ADDRESS and and and and and WHAT PRIZE YOU WON (Even if it is one of the prizes for the people that played along from Amy!!) to BMWGIRL@COX.NET :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Thanks to EVERYONE that made this PUBLICATION/ANNIVERSARY PARTY a SUCCESS!!!!! I will be back later today with our latest CHALLENGE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) 

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Meet our latest Designer and our Guest Designer for JUNE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....

I am soooooooooooooo excited today to announce our newest DESIGNER on FAVE THINGS!!! Jana Korečič!!! Woooooooooooooo hoooooooooooooooooo!! I am sooooooooooo happy she is joining us!! She is BEYOND TALENTED and gorgeous too!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Please give a warm welcome to Jana...and here is what Jana has to say about herself!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
I'm Jana, I'm 33  and I live in Slovenia in a little village Vrtojba with my husband Matej and my three year old son Kian and my chihuahua Chili. I gradutated from sociology and italian. I also run a small business making hand and feet sculptures and other pieces of my art. I always walked step by step with crafting. I enjoy painting (my meditating) and discovered scrapbooking a few years ago  and I'm still totally hooked by it. My family is the center of my world and my scrapbooking is a tribute to this little universe of special moments.
I started scrapbooking in 2006 when I had my son Kian and wanted to keep something more than just photos. I descovered this fantastic world and I immidiatly fell in love with it. Every next piece of scrapbooking is a challenge and requires some thinking about new ideas and styles. My favorite thing to scrap is my son. When I press the botton on the camera and look at the taken photo I instantly know the title and the atmosphere I want the photo will be included. It's like the photo guides me into the scrapbook journey. I'm inspired by everyday moments.
I feel honored to be part of this fabulous and extremely talented team! The TAAFOMFT is a special place where anybody can show a piece of that things that are the essential part of our lifes and that make it more beatiful and intense. Thank you girls for letting me enjoy your company!!

And I wanted to welcome our JUNE Guest Designer Jennifer Manis!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee this girl!! She is just soooooooooooooooo sweet!!! Here is a little about Jen!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
My name is Jennifer Manis, and I'm so excited to be a part of TAAFOMFT this month!! I'm from Ohio, and I've been scrapbooking for four years now. I started scrapping after I began organizing old family photos. That project led me to collect pretty paper and tons of flowers! I love recording the everyday moments in life. I also have three beautiful birds at home who always give me inspiration for my pages! I absolutely love all things relating to this hobby! I am currently a DT member for From Screen 2 Scrap, and I also was a GDT member last year at Candy Shoppe Designs. Thanks for having me here, and feel free to visit my blog, Jenna's Wonderland.

Thanks Jen for joining us this month...and I also want to give a BIG THANK U to Diana Fisher for joining us for May!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee her soooooooo much and soooooooooo glad that she joined us for May! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Don't forget...U have until tomorrow evening to upload your FAVE SHOES projects and a chance to WIN one of our 28 PRIZES!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO!! And also don't forget to send over a follower or two...and U could be in the running from a prize from me!!!! See this POST for more details! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And since we will have A LOT of winners to list this time around, the team and I have decided to use (just for this one challenge....back to regular voting next time and next time and next time! LOL) to help us pick our 28 winners...and we will have TWO posts over here on the morning of the 15th...ONE to announce our winners and another one with our newest challenge!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):)::):):):):):):)

See U all back here on the morning of the 15th! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

*but WAIT...there's MORE!!!* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all.....

Sooooooooo who REMEMBERS how EXCITED we all GOT when we had 27 PRIZES to give away for our FAVE SHOES CHALLENGE?!?!?!??!?!!??! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeellllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll.....

THIS!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Keandra from Kreatorville Krafts has GENEROUSLY DONATED PRIZE #28!!!! Woooooooooo Hooooooooooooooooooo!! Thanks Keandra!! WOW WOW WOW!!! That now MEANS we HAVE TWENTY-EIGHT PRIZES to give away for this EVENT!!!!  See what KEANDRA has DONATED!!!! *love it* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  I am a subscriber to Keandra's kits and let me tell U...they are AWESOME!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

WOW!!! We have all ready seen some AMAZING creations sooooooooooooo far and remember U have until the evening of the 14th to enter your projects for our FAVE SHOES challenge right HERE HERE HERE!!!!!! Leave us a comment on that post to give us a link to your FAVE SHOES lo/card, or altered project!!! If there are shoes involved...we wanna see them!!! And really....I don't care if U made it today or a year ago....we just wanna see them!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

While U are in the FAVE SHOES CHALLENGE POST...don't forget to check out all of OUR AMAZING sponsors!!! It is because of their generosity that we are able to pull off this AMAZING event!!!!! Thanks to all of our sponsors!! U ROCK!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

See U back here on the 13th with our NEWEST designer to join the FAVE THINGS family...and also I will be introducing our June GDT!!! WOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks for stopping by.....really....we truly appreciate it...if it wasn't for all of U...we would not be here today!!! 

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh and I almost FORGOT!!! We are ALMOST at 300 FOLLOWERS!!!!!! OMYGOSH!! How AWESOME is that!!!! How bout another prize from ME????!!!!!?????? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm I ain't gonna tell U what it is....but TRUST me...if U have ever gotten HAPPY MAIL FROM me...U will KNOW that its WORTH IT!!! Soooooooooooooo let's do this!!!!! If U are all ready a follower of FAVE THINGS (heck...even if U aren't!! LOL!!!) on FB, Twitter, your Blog...a message board forum...WHEREVER U hang out............tell your friends, family, your families friends....WHOEVER will listen to U....tell them to come over here and become a follower of FAVE THINGS!! Tell them to leave a comment in this post saying that U sent them!!!! Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm let's make this MORE interesting...........Tell them to become a FOLLOWER and leave a comment that U sent them here....AND I WILL HAVE TWO WINNERS!!! One that SENDS the MOST peeps over here (VIA the comments they leave here stating YOUR NAME sent them!!)....and and and and and and I will ALSO randomly CHOSE a FOLLOWER to win some HAPPY MAIL from me too!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Soooooooooooooooooo go post and send them over!!! WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

See U here on the 13th with our new designers...and and and I will see U here on the 15th WITH all OF our WINNERS (including the FOLLOWER winners!!) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

TODAY is the DAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Our BIG NEWS ANNOUNCED!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....

Can I get a BIG EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK from EVERYONE!!!????!!!????!!!! For today...TODAY is the DAY I can SPILL the BEANS!!!! WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) About a month and a half ago...the AMAZING Stacey Michaud one of the contributing writers for Scrap Street Magazine contacted me and expressed an interest on doing a FEATURE ARTICLE on These are a Few of My Favorite Things!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKK!! Are U KIDDING ME!?!?!?! Of course I said a big whopping YES right away...and then came the NUMEROUS emails to my team about what challenge we wanted to do for this BIG we would have to delay this challenge by one day...etc etc etc....BUT....if U DID NOT CATCH that......FAVE THINGS has been PUBLISHED!!! That is RIGHT!!! That is OUR BIG NEWS!!!! We have hit the BIG TIME BABY!!!! Go CHECK out SCRAP STREET MAGAZINE to see our feature article! I am sooooo beyond EXCITED!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Soooooooooooooooooo it is our ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY....and NOW we have BEEN PUBLISHED!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO!!! Sooooooooooooooo I have lined up sooooooooooooooooooooo MANY AMAZING sponsors for this EVENT!!! I have NEVER SEEN this MANY PRIZES for ONE CHALLENGE before!!!! We are GONNA HAVE 27 WINNERS!!! YES!!! 27 WINNERS!!! And what is our CHALLENGE????? Wellllllllllllllllll here we go............... 

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

We all have a FAVE PAIR OF SHOES....U know it and I know it....soooooooooo we want to see what U can create showing us YOUR FAVORITE PAIR of SHOES!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):) Now, normally, I would go on and on and on (I shocker, right??!!??!! LOL) for each design team members LO's that they created...but because I have to list 26 SPONSORS and PRIZES for this challenge....I am going to just show U each DT members lo with their name! (U all realize that this is gonna KILL me, right??? LOL!) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our GDT Diana! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Georgia! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Amy! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Bekka! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Chris! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hanneke! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jessi! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jenneke! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Michelle LPR! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Deana! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jeanet! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) (ok...I just HAVE to say something about Jeanet's shoes! I can't help it...LOL! They are just soooooooooooooo cool!) ... ok... back to just listing names! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Michelle B! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sarah! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Julie (that's me)! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee what everyone created!!!! and NOW NOW NOW NOW NOW....for our AMAZING SPONSORS!!! U are all GONNA be blown away by what everyone is offering!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

 Our FIRST PRIZE!! Is from Flamingo Scraps!!! Woooooooooo Hoooooooooooooo!! They have an AMAZING store!!! U need to check them out!! And the owners Suzanne and Susan are just sooooooooooooo sweet to work with!! *love them!* :):):):):):):):) This is the prize they are offering! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) The PennyRoyale Collection from KaiserCraft with all the embellies -- rubons, brads, alpha, punchouts, and embroidered patches! EEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKK!! LOVE IT!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  Our SECOND prize is from Scrapbook Circle! :):):):):):):):):):):):) The owner Lisa Andrews (whom I soooooooooooooo hope to meet someday as she is in Arizona too....and she is BEYOND sweet!) has put together a ONE OF A KIND kit from Scrapbook Circle just for us!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!! Thanks Lisa...U are just the BESTEST ever!!! Look at this KIT!! WOW WOW WOW!! Make sure to check out Scrapbook Circle...their kits are beyond YUM! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

 Our THIRD prize is from Nikki Sivils!!!! Wooooooooooo Hooooooooooooo Nikki!!! I am lucky enough to work for Nikki and let me about the SWEETEST person!!! *love her* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Nikki is offering the ENTIRE Ellie's Day Out collection plus her EMBELLIES!!! WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO!!! Thanks Nikki for sponsoring...and how PERFECT is this kit for this challenge??!??!! It has SHOES all over it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Make sure U take a look at Nikki's mentioned above I am on her DT, and all her papers are YUM!! I even used Flaming Butterfly on my lo for this challenge! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our FOURTH prize is from Your Memories Here! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Kristina, the owner....has just been sooooooooooooo supportive and literally was soooooooooo AWESOME in responding to my quest for sponsors!! She was all OVER IT!! Love this GIRL!! She ROCKS!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) U need to check out her store....*hot hot hot!* loveeeeeeeeee it!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):) Thanks Kristina and Your Memories Here for sponsoring us...and JUST look at these YUMMY goodies she is OFFERING!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our FIFTH PRIZE will be from KIKI ART!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee KIKI....I was lucky enough to meet her in January and Sarah on our DT works for her (lucky girl!!)...she is sooooooooooo AMAZING!!! Kiki is going to give our WINNER $20.00 worth of her products!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYY KIKI!! Thanks soooooooooo much! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our SIXTH PRIZE is from!!!! Gudrun, the soooooooooooooooo WONDERFUL!! She has been soooooo generous to FAVE THINGS by offering her entire Spring Collection to one of our WINNERS!! And let me tell U...I have been lucky enough to have Gudrun send me her papers before ... and *swoon* they are GORGEOUS!!! *love love love them* Thanks Gudrun and for sponsoring us! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our SEVENTH PRIZE is from our VERY OWN GDT DIANA!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee this girl (and I'm not just saying that because she is one of my bosses on Sketchy Thursdays! LOL!!) She is just sooooooooooo talented!! And Diana is offering a $10.00 Gift Certificate to her ETSY STORE!!! Woooooooooooooooo Hoooooooooooooo!! And I have shopped this girls ETSY store before...TRUST ME...U will NOT be disappointed!!! :):):) Thanks soooooooooooo much Diana! U ROCK! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our EIGHTH PRIZE is from Tara, the owner of Up The Street Scrapbooking!!! EEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKK!!! Tara has sponsored us before, and she was soooooooooooo generous in sponsoring us again by offering a $40.00 gift certificate to her store!! U sooooooo need to check her out!! Not only is Tara soooooooooooo WONDERFUL...her STORE is AMAZING too!! *love love love it!* :):):):):):) Thanks Tara for sponsoring us again! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our NINTH PRIZE is from LAWN FAWN STAMPS!!! EEEEEEEEKKKKKKKK!! I own some of Kelly Marie's stamps...and let me tell U from EXPERIENCE...they are the mostest AWESOME-EST stamps EVER!!! They work sooooooooo well!!!! And sooooooooo clear and crisp! *SWOON-able* for sure! :):):):):):):):):) Thanks Kelly Marie for sponsoring us! :):):):):):):):):):) Here is the stamp set that she is offering one of our LUCKY winners! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our TENTH PRIZE is from Antonia at Green Horned Unicorn!!! EEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKK!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this girl!! I am lucky to have met her IRL and she is JUST sooooooooooooooo AWESOME!! Antonia has sponsored us before and also has been our GDT in the past! She is AMAZING! U sooooooooooooooo need to check out her ETSY store...I have bought stuff from her before and it is sooooooooooooo WONDERFUL!! Love her store! :):):):) Thanks Antonia for sponsoring us! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Here is what Antonia is giving one of our LUCKY WINNERS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our ELEVENTH PRIZE is from Amy Jones at Amy's Attic!!!!! I was soooooooooooooooo lucky to meet this girl in January!! She is just the bestest!! LOVE HER!! And she has an AMAZING ETSY shop!!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee her style!!!! She offers a mix of Vintage kits that are JUST YUMMY!!!  Amy has sponsored us before and we are THRILLED that she has offered to sponsor us again with this EVER sooooooooooo YUMMY kit!!!! LOVE IT! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our TWELFTH PRIZE is from our very own CHRIS!!! She is offering a WINNER one of her AMAZING aprons from her ETSY SHOP!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOO Chris!  And speaking from experience Chris has sent me and my daughter Brookie her aprons before...they are to die for!!!! LOVE THEM!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our THIRTEENTH PRIZE is from our very own Deana!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!! She is offering a prize from her ETSY SHOP too!!! Look at what she has for one LUCKY WINNER! *love it* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our FOURTEENTH PRIZE is from our very own Jessi!!! Woooooooooooo Hoooooooooooooo!!! Jessi is offering TWO of her sewn dollies sets from her ETSY shop and also a PRINT of the winners choosing from her ETSY SHOP!! WOW!! And I have seen Jessi's photos and they are JUST WOW AMAZING! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our FIFTEENTH, SIXTEENTH, SEVENTEENTH, EIGHTEENTH, and NINETEENTH PRIZES are all from our very own AMY'S ETSY SHOP!!!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! Amy is offering up a total of FIVE goodie bags FILLED with VINTAGE YUMMINESS!! And if U have ever been lucky enough to get a goodie package from Amy...U know she spoils U with the bestest vintage goodies that are out there!!! Thanks Amy for offering these WONDERFUL bags full of Vintage lovelies!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
There will be three of these given away to three lucky winners.......

And TWO of these! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our TWENTIETH prize is from our very own Michelle B!!!!!! Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! Michelle has been generous enough to donate this AWESOME prize pack for one WINNER!!! *i spy* Creative Imaginations goodies....*love it* YAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!! Thanks Michelle!!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our TWENTY-FIRST prize is from our very own Jenneke!!!!! Jenneke is giving away a ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh sooooooooooooooooooooooooo VERY YUMMY Dutch apron!!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!! And let me tell U...I have one of these from her...and LOVE IT! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Thanks Jenneke! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our TWENTY-SECOND prize is from our own Hanneke!!! YAYYYYYYYYY!! She is giving away 2 Prima Flowers packages!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKK!!! I'm sorry....but U can never ever ever go wrong with the ever YUMMY PRIMA! :):):):):):) Thanks Hanneke! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our TWENTY-THIRD prize is from our own Michelle LR! :):):):):):):):) Holy SMOKES!! She is giving away a BIG assortment of VINTAGE goodies too!! *love the vintage* Thanks Michelle!! YAY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) (PS...can I win this one so I can have that Girl Scouts badge??? YES! I need that!! *love*) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our TWENTY-FOURTH prize is from our very own Jeanet!!! Wooooooooooooo Hoooooooooooooo!! Look at this prize pack that she is offering (and side note from the boss...whoever wins this one HAS to share those little wood embellies with me....just sayin'! hehehehehe...I'm KIDDING!) :):):):):):):):):):):):) Thanks Jeanet! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our TWENTY-FIFTH prize is from our WONDERFUL Bekka!!! YAYYYYYYYYYY!! Bekka is giving away some ohhhhhh sooooooooo YUMMY ALPHAS!! WOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO!!! I know ALL of US could USE THOSE!!!! YAY!! Thanks Bekka! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And last BUT not lol lol...our TWENTY-SIXTH and TWENTY-SEVENTH prizes are from Georgia and I!!!! We are giving away a $15.00 Gift Certificate to from Georgia...and one from ME....soooooooooooo that is TWO WINNERS!!! YAYYYYYYYYY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sooooooooooooooooooo WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!! That is 27 WINNERS we will have during this challenge!!! I want to once again thank all of our sponsors for their WOW generous support of FAVE THINGS!!! Make sure U  take a moment and check out their stores...I can promise U... U will not be disappointed!!!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sponsoring us! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Soooooooo go tell your friends, your neighbors, your neighbors cousins, your bloggy friends, your FB friends, tell them to come play along for a CHANCE to WIN one of TWENTY-SEVEN prizes we are giving away during this ONE CHALLENGE!!! Show us anything ... a lo, a card, an altered piece...ANYTHING that has to do with YOUR FAVE SHOES!!!!!! We can't wait to see what U come up with!!!! U have until the evening of June 14th...(I am going to extend the deadline by one day for this challenge and will announce the WINNERS and the next challenge on the 15th of June...) to play along!! Just leave us a comment in this post with a link to your project! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

GO CREATE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)