Monday, November 30, 2009

These are a Few of My Favorite HOLIDAYS and the WINNERS for OUR FAVE DECADES! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Soooooooooooooooooo first QUESTION of the do U all like the little ELF videos I made with the DT's photos???? LOL LOL LOL...I think I have wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy toooooooooooooo much time on my hands!! LOL!!! If U have a moment...try and look at each each group is doing a different DANCE!!! LOL!!! Of course...I'm a little biased...but I think me and Chris break dancing is the BESTEST one!! LOL!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Wow wow wow wow wow wow!!!! We are SERIOUSLY amazed at all the decades that came to be in this past challenge!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!! Totally made me remember the music and the styles of each decade that U all put on paper!!!! WOW!!! And even MORE news!!! We WERE going to HAVE TWO WINNERS for this challenge ... BUT the VOTING was sooooooooooooooooooooo CLOSE this FACT we had a TWO WAY I am going to spin things a bit and ADD a THIRD WINNER who will be getting a prize from me!!!!!!!!!!! Sooooooooooooooo without FURTHER ado..... our first WINNER is .... SORAYA!!!!!!! Look at this AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING RUBIK'S CUBE she made to represent the 1980's!!! Soooooooooooooooo COOL!!! CONGRATS SORAYA!!!! WOW WOW WOWWWWWWWWWWW!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Soraya will be winning the prize pack from Amy!! :)


Our SECOND winner is MARIT!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  Look at this HOLY AMAZING MINI she made to represent all the DECADES of this century!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! Sooooooooooooooooooo GORGEOUS!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) CONGRATS MARIT!!!!!! U will be winning the prize offered from our GDT Michelle!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


Our THIRD WINNER is JESSI!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) And it JUST HAPPENS to BE JESSI'S BIRTHDAY TODAY!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESSI!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):)  Look at the WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY COOL MINI she made to represent the '50's, '60's, 70's and 80's!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this soooooooooooooooo MUCH!!!!! CONGRATS JESSI!!!! U will be winning a prize from me!!!! Or maybe I can cheat and call it your late Birthday present??!!??!!??!!  LOL LOL LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


Ladies....please email me at with your addresses so we can get your prizes out to U! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Now -  our NEXT challenge!!! These are a FEW of MY FAVORITE HOLIDAYS!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Here is the US, we just had Thanksgiving and Christmas and Hanukkah are RIGHT around the corner as is Kwanzaa!!!! And Sinterklaas is coming to the Netherlands from Spain this Saturday the 5th of December sooooooooooooooo I thought this WOULD be a PERFECT challenge this time of year!!!!  We all have a FAVE HOLIDAY!!!!! Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, the 4th of July (in the US that is! LOL!).....soooooooooooo what is YOUR FAVE HOLIDAY????? We WOULD love to see it!!!!! Again we will have TWO prizes this time!!!! One donated from our GDT Michelle and another a $15.00 GIFT CERTIFICATE to offered by Georgia!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Here is what our AMAZING DT created!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

First....from our GDT Michelle!!!! HOLY SMOKES would U look at this!!! HOLY HOLY HOLY SMOKES!!!!!! This is JUST GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!! Her FAVE SEASON is CHRISTMAS!!!!! All those little circles flip up and show her favorite Christmas traditions!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Seriously.....Michelle has got SUCH  talent!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee this sooooooooooooooo much!!! I included a close up that Michelle sent me to show the details of the circles!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


And from Bekka...OMYGOSH!!! Her FAVE HOLIDAY is Christmas and her FAMILY makes HOMEMADE presents for each other!!! *sigh* Bekka....I know I am like a hundred years older than U....but will U please ADOPT ME???? :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  I want to have homemade gifts from U!!! LOOK how ADORABLE those gifts are!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next is from my sweet sweet sweet AMY!!!  Her FAVE HOLIDAY is Christmas!!!!! Look at all those YUMMY vintage goodies on here!! *sigh* *love* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Amy just rocks my vintage world!!!! Here is what Amy has to say about her lo: "My favorite memories of Christmas have always been Christmas morning....When I was little I loved getting up before everyone else to see what "santa" brought. My favorite present of all was my stocking. My mom would fill it up with sweet little, make up, jewelry and my favorite candies....I loved those Life Saver Story Books. Now I get to have those memories with my own children.....I carry on the tradition with overflowing stockings....I love the excitement in the morning and the family time we have all day long. I love the Christmas Holidays." *sigh** how precious is that???? LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And *sigh* look what Deana created!!!!! Her FAVE HOLIDAY is Christmas!!!! :):):):):):):) She used the newest line from Nikki Silvils, North Pole Nights!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that Deana didn't "have" to use a photo to tell her story...she journaled it!!!!!! She lists all her FAVE Christmas traditions!!!  I love the one that says they watch "Its a Wonderful Life" a gazillion times....ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Deana, can I come over when U watch that??? I loveeeeeeeeeee that MOVIE!!!! :):):):):):):) I sooooooooooooooooooooooo loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) up...soooooooo my DARLING GEORGIA sent me an email asking me if it was ok if she borrowed some photos from my personal blog of my Christmas lights I have at my house and she told me it was for some DT work....I was like...OMYGOSH!!!! I'd be honored!!! Georgia borrowing some of my PHOTOS to make lo's!?!?!?! Are U kidding me!?!?!? I have admired Georgia since I first "met" her on SIS...and I was soooooooooooooooooo EXCITED she was gonna make a lo using my photos!!! Can I get a little *eeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk*!! :):):):):):):):):):):) At the time...I had noooooooooooooooooo idea that she was gonna use them for this CHALLENGE!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK again!!!!! Look at what she made using photos of my house!!! Isn't it GORGEOUS!!??!!??  She makes my photos look sooooooooooooooooo much BETTER!!!! Thanks Georgia for thinking of me when it came to YUMMY CHRISTMAS time!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this more than I could ever ever ever ever tell U!!!! *swoon* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And ok...Lisa doesn't know this yet....but I am sooooooooooooooo COMING to her Mom's house this Christmas!!!! LOOK at those dolls!! Lisa has told a story of going to her Mom's for Christmas and spending hours looking at all the vintage pieces her Mom has displayed at Christmas!!! *sigh* this makes me soooooooooooooo happy!!! Soooooooooooo I hope my family doesn't mind....(lol...Lisa's Mom!) but yeah...I'll be heading to her house this Christmas to see all her goodies! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  Those dolls are BEAUTIFUL Lisa...and I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that PERFECT TITLE! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And HOLY OMYGOSH!!! If any of U know me...than U know my HEART melts for WALL HANGINGS!!!! And look what Jeanet created to showcase her FAVE HOLIDAY...CHRISTMAS!!!!!! Holy SMOKES woman!!!! This is GORGEOUS!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that photo, and i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee the pine needles and cones and that vintage book cover for the back piece!!! WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!! is there a "into my faves" button on blogs??? :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) And ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm Jeanet...please tell the "boss" where U got the hanging piece that U used to hang this?!!? Please??? :):):):):):):):):) I soooooooooooooo need one of those! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

*sigh* my JAMIE!!! I got an email from her earlier last week telling me that she was sick and also in the process of moving and she may not get a lo done for this challenge and I was worries girl....just take care of what needs done and GET BETTER!!!!! ...then I go to our "secret place" and I see her lo in there....and I was like....SILLY girl...but even sick and packing and moving....look at this STUNNING LO she made!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! Ok...Jamie....u have to LOAN (all right...GIVE!! lol!) me some of your talent...cuz I can't even make something this gorgeous when I'm HEALTHY!!! LOL!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the design, the photo....and look at the bits of YUMMY glitter on those flowers!!!!!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Ok...this NEXT one....I at first was picking my JAW up off the floor at its innovative beauty and then then then then...I was laughing soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo hard at what Jenneke HAD to say about this PHOTO in her Christmas LO for FAVE HOLIDAY!!! LOL!!! ............. ok... soooooooooo she says that she JUST loves this older photo of her kids....but but but HER EX-HUSBAND is in the photo too...soooooooooooooooo ,,, lol lol lol lol...she made him look like Santa and now its all BETTER!! LOL!! Is that NOT the funniest STORY!?!?!?! LOL!  And then I was like....holy cow...she made SNOWBALLS on here!! WOW WOW WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!!!!!!! This is JUST AWESOME JENNEKE!!!!! WOW!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And my AMAZING Chris!!! Her FAVE HOLIDAY is THANKSGIVING!!! I am IN LOVE with the vintage feel to this!!! WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! This is what Chris had to say about Thanksgiving: "I love Thanksgiving because it's a time when we get together and just eat, talk, laugh, and enjoy - no expectations, no decorating, no let down afterwards - it just is! Sort of a zen holiday." *sigh* I never thought of it that way.....thanks to U Chris for showing me a new light on that Holiday!!!!! LOVE IT! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And my Sarah!!! This WOMAN has like the PERFECT photos EVERY TIME!!! *tinge of jealously* LOL!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that family photo of Sarah and her Mom, Dad and Brothers!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE it!!! And then those ADORABLE little gingerbread men and those YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY pompoms!!! BEAUTIFUL Sarah! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And look look look look at this BEAUTY from Hanneke!! Her FAVE HOLIDAY is  Sinterklaas!!!!! This is what Hanneke has to say about her LO: "My fave holiday is a Dutch one Sinterklaas (yes that does look like Santa but it is different) Every year Sinterklaas comes from Spain with a boat to the Netherlands to celebrate his birthday with all the kids! He also has a helper called Zwarte Piet!! In the weeks Sinterklaas is here the kids can put their shoes near the fireplace and at night he puts candy or little presents in them !!! The kids also celebrate this at school, and that is where this photo of Finn was taken a few years ago (he doesn't believe anymore) !!! The title is a line from a Sinterklaassong and it means: His heart beats full of expectation!!"  Ummmmmmmmmmmm Hanneke....U better be telling Finn to believe again...cuz even Julie believes in Santa!!! LOL!! Ummmmmmmm well MY PAYCHECK knows that Santa is REAL!!! LOL!!!! I love love love love love love love the colors on this...the distressing...JUST WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!! AMAZING Hanneke! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And then Julie Julie Julie!!! My LO showcases my FAVE HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS!!!! Any of U that visit my personal blog...know that I am a CHRISTMAS fanatic!! LOL!!! My nickname is
Mrs. Griswold!! LOL!!! I put up about 7,000 lights in the front of the house...and the inside of the house is all decked out too!! LOL!!! And let's see....ummmmmmmmmmmmm yeah...I don't wait till the day AFTER Thanksgiving to decorate ... or the day after Sinterklaas comes to the DO IT all IN STYLE wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy in the beginning of NOVEMBER!! LOL LOL LOL!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Soooooooooooooo I know this is a BUSY time of YEAR for everyone....but I am hoping that U all can take a moment and make a lo telling us all about your FAVE HOLIDAY!!!!! U have until the evening of December 14th to get your projects into us!!! Remember... there is no criteria with us!! :):):):):):):):):):):) We just give U a FAVE THING and U make what your heart desires...a lo, a card, a wall hanging, an altered project...whatever U want!!! We just want to see it! LOVE TO ALL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy ALMOST Thanksgiving Day!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....

I know that not all of our players and followers celebrate Thanksgiving....its a US and Canada tradition (even though Canada's was last month! LOL!)......but I wanted to stop in real quick and wish all a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)  This is a holiday that we express what we are most thankful for...and that is what I am gonna do!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I am thankful for........

The DT at FAVE THINGS....I NEVER ever have met a MORE dedicated close team, people that are there for each other, help each other out, congratulate each other on ANY scrapping accomplishment....let each other vent if there is something going on....SUPPORT each other....and MOST of all MAKE each other LAUGH!!!!!!! I am truly blessed to have such an AMAZING team that are sooooooooooooooo diverse in their talents, but each bring amazing things to the table!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I am thankful for.........

The DT all SAID YES to me when I asked them to join!!!!! LOL!! Here is this crazy girl Julie....who had this little idea to start her OWN challenge blog based on FAVORITE THINGS....I had NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO idea if anyone would like the concept, I had nooooooooooooooooo idea if anyone would play along.....but all my girls said YES!!!!!!! I love them! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I am thankful for........

Our GDT's that have graciously accepted my offers of being our guests!!!! Seriously...if U haven't figured out how my mind works am a lol lol...(shocked I know!!!)....and I have all my GDT's LINED up until APRIL of next year....sooooooooooooooooooo if U are ever wondering, "Why hasn't Julie asked me to GDT for her?".....don't U fret.....I have a LONGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG list of people that I want to ask to join us on any given month...I just didn't want U all to think I was tooooooooooooooooooooo CRAZY by asking U in November to be NEXT June's GDT!! LOL!! I truly truly truly truly truly believe that EVERY ONE of US has TALENT!!!! GORGEOUS, AMAZING talent....and I want to make sure that WE showcase each of us in due time! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Sooooooooooooooooooo thanks to all of our GDT's to date....and I can NOT wait to let U in on who's next and next and next and next!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I am thankful for......

Our PLAYERS!!! Whether U have only played once, twice, three, four times, all the time, when U can, when U have the time, it doesn't matter....U have taken the time to play along...and for that I am FOREVER THANKFUL!!!!! As stated above.....I HAD NO IDEA if ANYONE would like this idea for a challenge blog...if anyone WOULD play along....and I have seen soooooooooooooooooooooooooo many people play and it TRULY warms my heart....because of U...we are a SUCCESS!!! Because of U.....we get to see new talent....we get to meet new people....we get to see different styles...... THANK U!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I am thankful for..........

Our FOLLOWERS!!!! Thank you all for taking a moment to click on that little button down in the corner!!!! U are FOLLOWING us....U are taking time out of your day to check us out....and for that...I THANK U!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Soooooooooooooooooooooo to all.....THANK U for EVERYTHING!!! I can not even BEGIN to tell U how blessed I am that ALL of U have MADE this little idea Julie had SUCH a SUCCESS!!! Thank U!!!!!!!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee to all....and for those of our readers that do celebrate Thanksgiving....please have a SAFE and HAPPY one! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

PS.....don't forget that U have until the evening of the 29th to get in those FAVE DECADE projects to us.....give us a linky-poo right here here here here here!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

These are a Few of My Favorite Decades ... and our FAVE VACATIONS WINNERS!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Ok...I have a little confession to make... When I said in the posting for the last challenge that WE WERE gonna HAVE THREE WINNERS this time.....I did so without telling the DT I was gonna do if any of U took the time to read their comments on the last challenge's post....their comments about being able to pick three winners this time and HOW EXCITED they were by that fact was genuine!!!!!! Of we get three winners for FAVE VACATION....however COMMA, U all STILL made it IMPOSSIBLE for us to choose THREE WINNERS!!! LOL LOL LOL!!!! Seriously.....our followers and players are AMAZING!!! Every LO I look at....I'm like....I wish I had that talent, or I wish I would have thought of that...PURE GENIUS talent I say!!!! Seriously....U should hear Brian's (that is my hubby for those that don't know!!!) laughs when I am ohhhhhhhhhhhh-ing and awwwwww-ing over the lo's that are posted for our challenges!!!!!! Soooooooooooooo here we GO....OUR THREE WINNERS (in noooooo order what-so-ever) are:

MIRJAMC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!! You will be winning the prize pack that our very own Hanneke has donated!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Here is the LO she created!!! Isn't it GORGEOUS?!?!?!?!?! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

SORAYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!! You will be winning the AMAZING Travel package that Peggy is offering from her wonderful ETSY shop!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) And here is her fave vacation lo that she created.....look at this BEAUTY!!! WOW!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

IRIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!! You will be WINNING the YUMMY Thickers that our October GDT Michelle LaPoint is giving away!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee THICKERS!!!! Look at her LO she submitted to us!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
******EDIT******** Irit sent me an email today stating that the LO she used for this challenge is being published!!! WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Sooooooooo she has asked that we remove it from here!! :) CONGRATS IRIT on the PUB! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And KAT KAT KAT!!!!!!! U said this on our blog.... "Kat said...
oh...and my guess is that you have to look at american express cards everyday?? i know...bad guess, but it's hard! so i thought i'd throw something out there :-)
November 2, 2009 6:07 PM "    And IT WASN'T a BAD GUESS AT ALL!!!!!! U guessed correctly!!!!!!! There is an AMERICAN EXPRESS card pictured in Peggy's prize pack....and YES....I do WORK FOR AMERICAN EXPRESS!!! LOL LOL LOL!!!!! I work in the Merchant side of the business...sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo NOPE sorry to all of U that thought I could hook U up with that NO LIMIT CREDIT lol lol.....but I have NO access to the cards!!! LOL!!! Now....if U are a Merchant....then that's a different story!!!!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And ONCE AGAIN we were LUCKY enough to HAVE YOUNG ABBY (9 years old) play along with us....soooooo I would loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee to give her a WOW SHOUT OUT for being our YOUNGEST PLAYER!!!!! Here is the LO she created and I will be getting her out some scrappy supplies soon to make SURE she keeps playing along with us! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Soooooooooooooooooooo to all U winners....please email me at with your addresses and we will all get your prizes out to U real soon! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Now I have to say good-bye to our October GDT Michelle!!! Thanks sooooooooooooooooooo much Michelle for being apart of our team in October!!! You will be missed....but I just sayin' ... I better see U still playing along with us!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And now to INTRODUCE our November GDT!!!! Another Michelle!!! Michelle Baca that is!!!! I first met Michelle through SIStv and I was AMAZED immediately!!!!! She is BEYOND talented I tell U!!!!!! Here is what Michelle has to say about herself! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
My name is Michelle Baca, I've been a graphic designer for nearly 30 years and was recently let go... and started my new career is as a Stay-At-Home-Mom/Freelance Graphic Designer. Being at home is something I've wanted for a long time... so this is a perfect career move for me. I love scrapping my daughter Rainee and our family - Steve, Rainee, my 22 yr old step-son, Austin, our dog Champ and of course me when I can get in a photo - lol!!! The first scrapbook I remember doing was in 5th grade, and over the years scrapped whenever I could... but I truly got bit by the scrap-bug when I had my daughter. Now, Rainee and I scrap nearly every day, and it has become a wonderful place to put down memories, but also a time to make them. We also enjoy doing our little Scrapbook YouTube Videos... we have such a blast doing them...

As for my style... I don't know what it is... each layout starts with the photo and a sketch and I go from there... it rarely looks like the sketch when I'm done... but I always seem to go that direction... guess it's the graphic designer in me... planning. My favorite things to scrapbook are everyday moments... they remind me of what it's like to be a child again, to play, to laugh and to enjoy every second. For me, everyday moments are the ones which hold the unforgettable memories, the ones I want to be remembered on my scrapbook pages. I hope my version of the challenges will encourage you to share your favorites along with us!!!

Thank U soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much for joining us this month Michelle!!!! I was sooooooooooooooooooooo HOPING U would say YES when I asked! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And now for our next challenge!!!! These are a Few of My Favorite Decades!!!!!! Our DT member Amy came up with this prompt and I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE it!!!! Were U a child of the 70's, the 80's, the 60's (sigh....I would have LOVED to be around WOODSTOCK!!!!).... or is there a decade that sticks out in your memory from your parents or your grandparents days of yore that U just WISH U could have been around for??? Tell us ALL ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!! Remember....U can create a LO, a card, an altered project....a mini.....we don't care what U create....just CREATE!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Here is what our amazing Team created!!!!

Ok....soooooooooooooooo our GDT Michelle Baca sends this to me in email (ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh JUST WAIT WAIT till U see her NEXT  lo for the November 30th challenge! *eeekkkkkk! LOVE*) and I am like....seriously!?!?!?! Are U kidding me??!!??!!??!!  How MUCH MORE TALENTED can this WOMAN be?????? Look at this!!!! She did her LO on the 1950's!!!!!! Those photos are her parents and Michelle told me in the email...that she JUST LOVED the stories her parents shared with her so the 1950's became her FAVE DECADE!!!!!! Look at that BARBIE and that CAR!!!!! ***eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!*** just love this!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And HOLY SMOKES!!!! Would U look at this AMAZING lo by Hanneke!!??!!??!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) She also chose the 1950's as her FAVE DECADE!!!! This is her Mom....and I loveeeeeeeeeeee loveeeeeeeeee that title....for Hanneke is telling a story about her Mom living a simpler life than most folks do now *sigh* I love HAPPY stories like this!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that heart, her stitching...the vintage bits!!!! JUST GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I have said this time and time again....I know, I know....but *whatev* get over lol lol....I seriously have the HOTTEST DT out there!!!!! And this BEAUTY PROVES IT!!!!! This is JENNEKE'S LO....and her FAVE DECADE was the 1970's!!!!!! Look at those GORGEOUS GORGEOUS photos of her.....and those COLORS and all those YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY circles (yeah...I know...I am TRULY obsessed with!!!!) are sooooooooooooooooooooooo PERFECT for the '70's!!! Sooooooooooooooooo love love love this Jenneke! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And OMYGOSH!!!! Have U ever ever ever ever seen a STAMP as HOT HOT HOT as this one done by Jaime?!?!?!?!?! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Her FAVE DECADE is the 1950's!!! I love love love love love this LO!!!!  Just look at that animal print background, the feathers, that FLOWER....that I soooooooooooooo have a feeling was misted by Miss Jaime herself!!!!!  Sooooooooooooooo YUMMY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!! Chris's FAVE DECADE is an array of different decades!!!! She has included images from the 1920's to the 1990's with the HOTTEST image being that GORGEOUS photo of Chris herself in the middle there!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  Here is her title: "my favorite time is now the sum of all that has gone before" :):):):):):):):):) I just loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the colors on this and that YUMMY ribbon flower! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And OMYGOSH!!!! GEORGIA!!!!  Her FAVE DECADE is the 1990's!!!!!!! I love love love love love love love love the colors and all those YUMMY 1990's photos of her!!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here is her journaling about her lo: "As many people of my generation, I love everything related to the the 1980's, but the 1990's will always be my favorite for all that represented in my life. That was when I entered adulthood, that I started and graduated from College, I had my 1st car, my 1st job, my 1st hangover and so many other first times. I lived intensely every minute of those 10 years, every music, every rock concert, every night out, every happening, every fashion . So many discoveries and so much learning, a few disappointments and many beginnings. Today I don't feel sad to think that those times are over and wont come back, I smile at every memory I have. It amazes me hw that young lady at her 20s was different from this almost 35 y.o. woman that I am today, but thanks to all the things she had the courage to do I became someone I am proud of!" ***sigh*** how happy does that make U???? Cuz I can NOT tell U how happy it makes me!!!! *love* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And yet another *sigh* from Julie....LOOK at Sarah's FAVE DECADE ..... the 1980's!!!!!!! I was teasing lol lol lol....I just met Sarah recently when she came to Phoenix..and she is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy younger than me (LOL!!!) and I was teasing her asking her if she was EVEN born in the '80's!!! LOL!!! And as U can see here in her LO....she WAS alive (YOUNG....but ALIVE!!!) in the '80's.....but SERIOUSLY....I soooooooooooooooo loveeeeeeeeeeeee this!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all the '80's images (*sigh* loveeeeeeeeeeeeee George Michael...I can TOTALLY do the "Freedom" dance!! LOL!... hush Deana!!! LOL)..... and I love love love love love that GUITAR!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Wow wow wow!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee what Jeanet has created for her FAVE DECADE!!!! The 1960's!!!!!! Look at those PEACE SYMBOLS and and all those metallic flowers!!!! YUMMY!!!!!! And I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all those images from the '60's!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the BEATLES and I spy a photo of Mr. Woodstock himself Jimi Henedrix!!! *sigh* has there ever been a BETTER guitar player???? (ummmmmmmmmmmmm the answer to that is NO!!! LOL!!!) ... I soooooooooooooooooo love this Jeanet!!!! Of I have, "Lucy in the sky with Diamonds" stuck in my head!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) see this title from Amy...and I HAVE TOTAL flashbacks to those VH1 shows...."I love the '80's"!!!! LOL!!! Anyone else remember those??? LOL!!! Well....Amy's FAVE DECADE is the 1980's!!!!!!!!! Look at that AMAZING heart she MADE!!!! *love* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Here is her journaling: "I loved the eighties and it was not because of the hair! Things were just more simple. Leg warmers were cool, Pac Man was totally awesome and Cyndi Lauper was rockin' with Girls just want to have Fun! I love the 80's... " *love love love love love love* this Amy!!!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And my adorable BEKKA!!!! Her FAVE DECADE is the 1970's!!!!! Holyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy WELCOME BACK KOTTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved this show....and ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I do NOT think I am alone in saying....I sooooooooooooooooo still have a CRUSH on Mr. John Travolta!!!!! YUMMY!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  I sooooooooooooooo love this LO!!!!!! "Oh oh ohhhhhhh Mr. Kotter?" LOL LOL LOL!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And for the LOVE OF BIG HAIR and MUSIC!!!!!!! Deana's FAVE DECADE is the 1980's!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK I love love love love love love that photo (ummmmm and yeah.......ummmmmmmmmmm I NEVER EVER had hair like that in the '80's!!!!! NOT!!!! LOL!!!!)......I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all those hand stitched circles with the '80's song lyrics printed on them....and LOVING those little records!!!! And really...I TOTALLY NEVER ever ever ever used a can of Aqua Net!!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And OMYGOSH!!!! Wally....where's the Beav?????!!!???? LOL!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Lisa's FAVE DECADE the 1950's and her homage to Leave it to Beaver and the simpler times in life!!!! Women wore dresses all the time...the men wore ties....and the half way decent!! LOL!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee how she used the cooking woman on this!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Now....if ANY read my last blog post about my little hint about this challenge....then NOW it will make sense!!!! LOL!!!! I had A LOT of health issues as a child....sooooooooooooooo I only only only like the photos of myself from the 1970's!!!! Soooooooooooooo that is gonna be my FAVE DECADE!!!!!!! Now....before U all GO ACCUSING lol lol lol....YES YES YES YES YES ... that is ME....NOT MY DAUGHTER BROOKIE!!!! LOL!!!!! I know... I know.... she LOOKS A LOT like ME (poor thing!!!!!! LOL!) I had A LOT of fun making this one!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And and and and and WE WILL HAVE TWO WINNERS this time around!!!!!!!!  Our November GDT Michelle is going to be donating a prize for a winner and Amy will be donating this BEAUTY to win for a SECOND WINNER!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

This is what Amy has to say about her PRIZE!!! Graphic 45 "domestic diva" papers, Jenni Bowlin papers, Jenni Bowlin embellishments, 2 vintage labels and vintage ledger, book and music papers.Plus whatever else I decide to add to it before the end of the challenge.....
Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it when MORE yummy goodies are ADDED to a PRIZE!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo go and tell us what your FAVE DECADE is!!!! Link it up RIGHT here .... U have until the evening of November 29th to link up your lo's!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Holy ... for the LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE of all SHOUT OUTS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Just a quick share to give SOME MAJOR SHOUT OUTS to my girls!!!! Both Jenneke and Sarah have BOTH RECENTLY been PUBLISHED with LO's they used for FAVE THINGS CHALLENGES!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! Jenneke had TWO and Sarah had ONE!!! Soooooooooooooooooo if U see their lo's missing from recent challenges here....that is why!!!! CONGRATS GIRLS!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Also......Sarah has made a new DT!!!!! CONGRATS SARAH!!!! She is now apart of the Imaginisce DT!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And Chris has ALSO made a new DT!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS CHRIS!!!!!! She is now apart of the Scrapbboking Supplies R Us DT!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And don't forget....we have seen some AMAZING...HOLY COW WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW creations so farrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr for FAVE VACATION challenge and U have until the 14th to get yours into us!!!!!!!! Give us a link HERE HERE HERE HERE HERE to let us see those beauties!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Peace out and love to all! :):):):):):):):):):) See U on the 15th!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I think U are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo GONNA LOVE THE next is a HINT....Julie USED a bunch of OLD PHOTOS of herself....and lol lol lol lol lol....the ENTIRE DT says that my DD Brookie looks JUST LIKE ME back in the '70's!!! LOL!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)