Sunday, January 30, 2011

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

Hi all....

Today's challenge is a FUN ONE!! "These are a Few of My Favorite Games!"... What is your FAVE GAME?!?!?! Is it a card game, a board game, a game your kid plays, your grandkids play?  Or is the biggest game of all....LIFE???? :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  Whatever your FAVE GAME... we want to see it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Let's see what our DT created! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our GDT Yvonne! Her FAVE GAME is "The Posing Game" that she plays with her nephew! I loveeeeeeeeee the effects that Yvonne did on the photos!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Chris's FAVE GAME is Mexican Train! Here is what Chris has to say about her lo: "We played lots of Mexican Train when we lived on our sailboat. I found a bottle cap from Presidente, the beer in Republica Domnicana - lots of fun memories!" LOVEEEEEEEEEE this..such an AWESOME design!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jana's FAVE GAME is the game of LIFE!! I loveeeeeeeeee this Jana!!! She always have cool designs and loveeeeee that photo of her!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And LOVING this FUN lo from Hanneke and her FAVE GAME is "Cooking Mama!"...and here is what Hanneke has to say about her FAVE GAME... "My fave games is Cooking Mama, here is what the journaling says: I am not really a gamer, but if I do play a game it's Cooking Mama on the WII! And it's best to play is by myself cause that is the only way I can win!;" Tooooooooo FUN! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) 

And Jenneke's FAVE GAME is Yahtzee!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE that game!! And I loveeeeeeeeeeeee this lo! She used my FAVE CRATE PAPER line ever!! In fact, her and I BOTH used "Crate's Restoration" line on our lo's this time!! Jenneke...when I finally make it to the Netherlands... girl.. its ON... we are so playing this game TOGETHER!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And Michelle B. documented her daughter's FAVE GAMES all on one page!! I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE this!!! I loveeeeeeee all the photos...and that title ROCKS...GAME ON indeed!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And Jeanet's FAVE GAME is different card games her and her family play together! I loveeeeeeee this!! I love love love love how she added the paint on here!! AWESOME LO Jeanet! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And my FAVE GAME is watching my daughter play the imagination game!! 
You know the one, where your kids pick out some of their fave toys, and have a total conversation with them... I just LOVEEEEEEEEE watching my daughter do this!!! LOVEEEEEEE it!! The conversations she creates amongst her toys... it just amazes me! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And now for the PRIZE!!!! Our winner will get this Colorbok 12x12 paper pack and a $15.00 gift certificate to! Woooooooo Hooooooooooooooooo! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sooooo... What is your FAVE GAME!?!?!? You can make a lo, a card, an altered item... as long as it has to do with your FAVE GAME!!! Give us a link to your creation by the evening of February 13th, and I will announce our winner on February 14th!! Can't wait to see what you create!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks for stopping by! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

*Our FAVE QUOTES winner!!!* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....

We had sooooo many AMAZING entries for our FAVE QUOTES wow wow wow! I learned sooooo many WONDERFUL new quotes!!! Our winner this time is...........................

SARA with this GORGEOUS LO!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

CONGRATS SARA!!!! I am at CHA right now, but please email me your addy to and I will get your Nikki Sivils prize out to you as soon I get home!!!! Thanks! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  And thanks again to Nikki Sivils for sponsoring FAVE THINGS!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Also... please enjoy our slide show of all the entries... quite BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I will be back tomorrow with our new challenge!! Thanks for stopping by....we truly appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

*A special book for Amy!* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all.....

Thanks for all the well wishes for the new team! I can't wait for them to get started! They are GONNA ROCK!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) 

I wanted to share with you today a mini book idea that Michelle LR came up with (and while you are at it... if you could say a little prayer for Michelle and her family right now, that would be greatly appreciated.  Our deepest sympathies are with you Michelle!) for our fellow team member Amy! Some of you might know that Amy recently opened her own Scrapbook Store!! WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO!! A BIG CONGRATS to Amy on her new venture! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) 

So, Michelle thought it would be fun to get a Congrats book together for Amy... and this is what me and the girls made for her... Amy just got it this weekend (that's my fault it took so long, I was LAZY and tried to find a 6x6 book at a local store...with NO luck, so finally I caved and found one online... thanks!) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

So here is our book for Amy! :)

From Michelle B. :)

From Michelle LR.  :)

From Me! :)

From Chris :)

From Hanneke :)

 From Sarah :)

From Jeanet :) 

From Jana :)

And the backside of Jana's :)

And last but NEVER least from Jenneke! :)
Amy...we really hope you liked this!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) And WOWWWWWWWWWW we have some AMAZING entries for FAVE QUOTES... don't forget... the challenge ends on the 28th... and I will be announcing the winner on the 29th! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks for stopping by! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

*Introducing our newest Design Team Members......* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all.....

First and foremost I want to THANK everyone that applied!! I seriously never thought I would have the turn out that I did.... it was SOOOOOOOOOOO hard to chose...I wanted EVERYONE!!!! .... I am humbled that so many of you applied!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  Thank you all from the bottom of my heart.... And don't you worry.... if you didn't get chosen, I will always have you in my back pocket to be a guest designer here on FAVE THINGS!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

So, back to the new girls, as stated above, I had so many girls apply, that I found it IMPOSSIBLE to hire on only 3 or 4 .... sooooooooo I have hired on 15!!! YES!!!! 15 new girls!!!! That means FAVE THINGS is now a family of 24 inspiring women!! WOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO!!! You are probably thinking... 24....WOW!! Julie all ready gabs a lot.... that is gonna be ONE LONG challenge post!!! LOL LOL LOL!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):) Well, yes I ramble A LOT... but  no, its not! LOL! I have decided to split the team into TWO GROUPS... 12 girls for the 15th's challenge and 12 girls for the 30th's challenge!! DOUBLE the INSPIRATION!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Ok... speaking of Julie rambling... let's get on with it, shall we?????????? :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Here is our newest DT members!!!!!!

Please welcome these ladies with open arms!! I can not wait to see what they bring to the team!! I hope you are inspired by them as much as I am.... :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I am headed off to CHA in a couple of days... and while I am there, I will be bringing you the winner of our FAVE QUOTES challenge (WOW! We have had some AMAZING entries!!) ... and I will also be bringing you our latest challenge... this one is GONNA BE FUN!!!!! To give you a little hint... get those playing cards out.... you might want to shuffle them out to a friend for a photo op! LOL!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Friday, January 21, 2011

*Not a very smart move on my part* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....

So.... when I posted the DT call for FAVE THINGS... I thought I would give people an entire month to apply.... well.. .the problem is.... I am LEAVING for CHA the day the call ends... and if you have traveled to a hotel and tried to use WI-FI on your laptop, then you know it is SLOW and not always EASY to access... sooooooooo with that being said... I have decided to close the DT CALL earlier than the 27th of this month.... we have had sooooo many amazing applications for this call, it is going to be HARD for me to wow wow... you have all knocked my socks off!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) 

Sooooooooooo if you are thinking of applying... hurry hurry hurry... only a couple of days left! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) 

 See my original post HERE to see everything needed to apply! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) 

And only a couple of more days for our FAVE QUOTE challenge...we have seen SOME AMAZING quotes so far..... I am hoping that WI-FI at CHA will love me and let me get the winners post done for that challenge and let me post the new challenge too!! LOL!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) 

 Thanks for stopping by....we truly appreciate it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Saturday, January 15, 2011

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

Hi everyone!! :)

Today is the day for our latest challenge!!! This one totally ROCKS my WORLD! I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE it!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

What is your FAVE QUOTE?!?!?!?!?!? :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Is it a famous quote? A quote that goes along with your OLW for 2011? A quote from a movie? A quote from a book? A quote that one of your kids has said and it is something that stayed with you forever? Tell us your FAVE QUOTE!:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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

Our GDT Yvonne! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Her Fave quote is: "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but instead it is by the moments that take our breath away."

 From Jeanet... her Fave quote is: "A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step" :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jenneke's Fave quote is: "Life may not be the party we hoped for....but while we're here we should dance!" :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Michelle B's Fave quote is: "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get" :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jana's Fave quote is: "Seeds like hearts, must open to grow!" :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hanneke's Fave quote is: "He who dares, Wins!" :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Michelle LR's Fave quote is: "Wake up expecting pinatas, secret admirers and big ideas!" :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Chris's Fave quote is: "It is never too late to be what you might have been!" :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And my Fave quote is: "Faith is taking the first step, even when you don't see the whole staircase!" :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

HOW AMAZING are ALL of these QUOTES?!?!?! And how GORGEOUS is all of the DT's WORK!?!?!??!??!?!? Seriously, ever challenge, these girls just WOW WOW WOW me!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And now for our PRIZE!!! Our WINNER will win a prize pack donated by the ever sooooooooooo sweet Nikki Sivils!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  She has given us her "Sugar Cookie" line! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) The WINNER will get 2 sheets from the entire line, one 6x6 mini pad,.and one sheet of the cardstock stickers!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  Wooooooo hoooooooooooooo! Thanks Nikki for sponsoring us! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

You can make a lo, a card, an altered item... whatever your heart desires, as long as it shares your FAVE QUOTE!!!! You have until 8PM MST January 28th, 2011!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  We can NOT wait to see what you create!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

 We are going to try Mr. Linky for everyone to link us up to your creations! We are hoping that everyone like this idea! :):):):):):):):) Leave us a direct link to your lo in the Mr. Linky box! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

PS.... Don't forget about out DT CALL happening right now! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Friday, January 14, 2011

*Our Fave Scrapper Winner!* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! Did we have some AMAZING entries for our FAVE SCRAPPER challenge! Thanks to all that played along!! Just loveeeeeeeeeeeed them all! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our winner of the SEI prize pack is......
KAREN W. with this GORGEOUS lo she made inspired by her FAVE SCRAPPER Dear Lizzy!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Karen... please email me at with your addy.. so I can get your prize out to you! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And here are the rest of our entries!!! JUST LOVE THEM ALL!! WOW WOW WOW!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) *And sooooooooo excited that Anne CHOSE our very own Jeanet as one of her FAVE SCRAPPERS! YAY!* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I will be back tomorrow with our next challenge and don't forget about out DT CALL happening right now! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Our January GDT!! Yvonne Yyam!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all.....

Soooooooooooo EXCITED  to announce our JANUARY GDT!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):) The AMAZING Yvonne Yyam!!!!! I am lucky enough to work with her on Scrapping the Music and I just loveeeeeeeeeeeee her work!!!!! Here is what Yvonne has to say about herself! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Greetings from Singapore! I love to make stuff! Especially using unexpected “found” stuff around my house (or someone else’s! ;). My style is eclectic and constantly evolving but it always involves some form of upcycling and colour! I scrap the everyday stuff and laugh at myself a lot! Come see what I've been up to at my blog Do More With Less.

Thanks Yvonne for playing with us this month!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And a HUGE HUGE HUGE Thank YOU to Erika Taylor for being our GDT for December and ALSO a VERY Happy EARLY Birthday to her too!! Her Birthday is this Saturday!! Happy Birthday Erika! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And don't forget......

You have until TONIGHT (8PM MST to be exact!) to play along with our latest challenge!!!!! Loveeeeeeeeeee all the FAVE SCRAPPER lo's we have seen so far!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And OUR DT CALL is going on until the 27th of January!!! The team and I are LOVING all the applications that we have gotten so far!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!  And I have been loving all the virtual cupcakes you have sent me!! LOL!!! LOVE THAT! :):):):):):):):) I even got a REAL cupcake from my friend Krista at her house last Saturday night! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I will be back tomorrow night to announce our winner for FAVE SCRAPPER! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)