Wednesday, March 30, 2011

*These are a Few of My Favorite Scrappy Tools!* :):):):):):):):)

Hi all......

Today is our newest challenge and ohhhhhhhhh is it a fun one!! These are a Few of My Favorite Scrappy Tools! *love*... we all use tools in this craft... and which is your FAVE?!?!? :):):):):):)  Let's see what our DT has done with this challenge.....

Our GDT Annette loves her scrappy punch...and I love this lo!! GORGEOUS! :):):):)

Next, from Wendy and her fave scrappy tool is the PHOTOS!! Loveeeeeeeee this! :):):):)

Next, we have Melissa and her fave scrappy tool is her ATG! Not only do I loveeeeee this lo... I love love love love the letter she wrote to her ATG on her lo! It reads: "Dear ATG,
I'm writing this to you in hopes that you will be able to forgive me. I didn't always love you. In fact, in the beginning, I didn't even like you. I was still cheating on you with others. I have, however learned a valuable lesson. My love for you grows stronger and stronger every day. Will you please accept my apology and be forever mine? <3, Melissa" Toooooooo cute! :):):):):)

Next, we have Isay and her fave scrappy tools are her littlest scissors, her distress ink applicators and her punches! I just loveeeeeeeeeeee this!!! BEAUTIFUL! :):):):):)

Next, we have Michelle B. and her fave scrappy tool is her camera!! I loveeeeeeeee this! I love how she did the twine material around the lo! WONDERFUL! :):):):):)

Next, we have Valerie, who took a FUN twist on this challenge and titled her lo "A Cut Up" and incorporated scissors on her lo for her fave tool!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it! And those photos of her son are ADORABLE! :):):):):):):):)

Next, we have Diana whose fave scrappy tools are her punches, her scissors, her Xyron and her paper trimmer! I just loveeeeeeeeee the whimsical feel to this! :):):):):):):)

Next, we have Michelle LR and her fave scrappy tool is her PAINT! And boy! Does this girl know how to make the paint SHINE! I love this! So vibrant! :):):):)

Next, we have Erika T. and her fave scrappy tool is her Helmar adhesives! :):) I just loveeeeeeeee how Erika did the title inside that big clock background! This ROCKS Erika! :):):):):)

Next, we have Jenneke and her fave scrap tool is her camera! I loveeeeeee this! I loveeeeee the photos that Jenneke used and I love the little cameras on the page! AWESOME lo! :):):):):):)

And Amy's take on our challenge is a FUN one! She used her old typewriter to list her fave tools!! I love love love love all the circles on here!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next, we have Sue and her fave scrappy tool is her Scrapbook Kits!! I totally AGREE!! I loveeeeeeeeee scrapbook kits too! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And lastly... we have my fave scrappy tool.... the photos!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Well, there you have it... our fave scrappy tools, and now we want to see yours!! Please give us a link in the Mr. Linky gadget below by 10PM EST April 13th, 2011 and I will announce the winner on the 14th! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Ohhhhhhhhhh and our prize!! Silly me... I almost forgot our prize this time!!! LOL!! :):):):):):):):):):)

Our wonderful DT member Debbie has donated Webster's Pages WonderFall Collection!! YUMMY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks for stopping by...and remember to link up to Mr. Linky with your Fave Scrappy Tool projects!! You can make a card, a layout, an altered item or a mini! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Our winner for Fave Pastime! :):):):):):):):):):)

Hi everyone! :)

I want to thank everyone for playing along with our Fave Pastime challenge! :):):):):) It was soooooo fun to see everyone's different pastimes! And now for our winner......

LISA!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Congrats LISA!!! Please email so I can get your gift certificate to out to you! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And here is all of our entries for this challenge... I just loved them all!! WOW!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I will be back tomorrow with our newest challenge.... and I think as scrappers.....we are ALL gonna LOVE THIS ONE!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

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

Hi all......

I am here today to share our latest challenge!! *These are a Few of My Favorite Pastimes*.... Soooooooo FUN!! This can go in soooooo many different directions and that is one of the things that I love about our challenges and our DT...the way you all have different views on our challenges! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Here is what our DT created to inspire you this time :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our GDT Annette's Fave Pastime is reading bed time stories to her daughter!! Here is what Annette has to say...."I just found a pile of the little Critter Books in my daughters room which she just found again.
We had so much fun reading those books to her that I just took a picture and made this LO so I will remember this special time forever!!" .... I loveeeeeeeeeee those books! I used to read those to my son when he was little and now I read them to my daughter too!! I loveeeeeeeeee that Annette documented this time she shares with her daughter! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) 

Next, we have Chris, and her Fave Pastime is painting!! And as an owner of several of Chris's paintings, I can tell you, she is ONE AMAZING artist!! WOW WOW WOW!! I loveeeeee how her layout turned out! I loveeeee the painting on here, the peacock feather, just GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next, we have Irini and her Fave Pastime of watching a movie with her little man!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this! I loveeeee the photos, the little movie embellies, the design... just AMAZING!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next, we have Erica and her Fave Pastime of taking NAPS!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it!!! Like Erica mentions in her journaling, that is one thing I rarely get to do also, but when I do, I LOVE IT!! And I loveeeeeeeeeee this layout! I loveeeeeee that photo of her and her kitties taking a nap...and loving that STAR!!! AMAZING layout Erica!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next, we have Diana and her Fave Pastime is to sit and have a cup of coffee with a friend!! *sigh* I love this!! And I love her journaling that reads: "There is no better way to pass the time than to sit and share a cup of coffee with a friend. And I have found that sharing that moment with Nate is even better. Some of the best conversation can come from a child."  Ohhhhhhhhh how this just melts my heart! I loveeeeeeeeeeee it Diana!!! WOW!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next, we have Debbie and her Fave Pastime is time spent in her garden in the Spring and Summer! Here is what Debbie has to say about her fave pastime: "If I'm not busy working on a scrapbook layout, and it's a beautiful warm and sunny day, you will find me outside working in my flower gardens!  It's a lot of hard work but so rewarding!!!  My favorite pastime in the Spring and Summer!!!" ... I loveeeeeeeeeee this!! Love love love all the flowers!! Just GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

 Next, we have Andrea and her NEW Fave Pastime is working out!! I think that is AWESOME Andrea!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it!! I love love love this layout too... I love the photo and loving the colors!! WOW!! :) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next, we have Jana, and her Fave Pastime is spending time with her Family!! *sigh* I love love love love it!! I loveeeeee her fave pastime and loveeeeeee this layout!! Such a BEAUTIFUL family photo and loveeeeeeeeeeee all the flowers!! WOW WOW WOW!!!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next, we have Jolanda and her Fave Pastime is going for a walk in the woods!! I absolutely loveeeee this! I loveeeeeeee the photo, the foliage...just GORGEOUS Jolanda! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next, we have Michelle B. and her Fave Pastime is spending time with her daughter Rainee! I love love love love this!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the cute photo and loving all the random buttons!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next, we have Misty and her Fave Pastime is making CAKES!! WOW WOW WOW!! Just look at these cakes she has made!! WOWWWWWWWW! I loveeeeeeee this!! I love love love all the stitching on here too!! GORGEOUS!!!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next, we have Leanne and her Fave Pastime is READING!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!! I love that quote she used and the design is AWESOME!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Next, we have Hanneke and her Fave Pastime is hanging out with the GIRLS!! How FUN!! Here is what Hanneke has to say about her layout..."My fave pastime is a girls night out with my friends!! Leave everything behind for just one evening, no worries, no things I have to do, just have fun!! After a girls night out my battery is full again and I can handle the world!!"... I love love love love love the FUN photo and all the different papers she used on here! Soooooooooooo AWESOME!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And lastly, we have ME and my Fave Pastime!! Now, first, I want to apologize that I didn't make something more for this challenge, but some that follow my personal blog, will know that I had my gall bladder taken out this past Wednesday the 9th of March, and sadly, I am still on the mend...aka... not feeling well at all :( So, I decided to make a card to show my Fave Pastimes...(I have two!)... one is my NEWEST Fave Pastime of making cards!! I really never thought I would be "good" at card making, if you would have asked me a year ago, I would have told you that I only BUY store cards! LOL! But lately, I have really gotten into it and I am loving it!! And my other Fave Pastime is taking photos!! I just got a new camera...and I have bought two books on how to work it and the different things I can do with it...and I am LOVING it!! Soooooooooo there you have it.. my Fave Pastimes is Card Making and Taking Photos! :):):) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

So, there you have it.. our Fave Pastimes... and now its your turn!! You can make a card, a layout, a mini album, an altered item... anything at all that you want to make, as long as it has to do with your FAVE PASTIME!!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

 As I stated above, I just had surgery last week, so I wasn't able to get a proper photo of the prize for this challenge... soooooooooooooooo the prize this time is going to be a GIFT CERTIFICATE to!!! Woooooooooooo hooooooooooooooo!! With all the new goodies coming in from CHA... I am sure you will have FUN spending $30.00 dollars over there! YAY!!! That is what our winner will get for this challenge... a $30.00 gift certificate from!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Just leave us a link to your project using Mr. Linky here to have a chance to win!! You will have till 10:00PM EST March 28th, 2011!! I will announce the winner the next day!!!!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I can't wait to see what you all create!! Thanks sooooooooo much for stopping by!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Monday, March 14, 2011

*Our Winner for Fave Feature!* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all.....

I was over the moon excited to see all the people that played along with our FAVE FEATURE challenge!! It was soooooooo fun to see all the different features that everyone came up with!! Thanks to all that played along!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our winner this time for our Bella Blvd. prize pack is.......THERESA!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  Congrats Theresa, please contact me at so I can get your prize out to you!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Here is Theresa's gorgeous layout! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And here is a slide show of all of our entries .... I hope you enjoy! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks soooooooooooooo much for stopping by, we truly appreciate it... I will be back tomorrow with a brand new challenge! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

*Our March Guest Designer Annette Rosing and get ready for a BLOG HOP!* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all.....

I wanted to stop in real quick and announce our guest designer for March! :):):):):):):):) Annette Rosing!!! I loveeeeee her style and so happy she is here to join us this month! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Here is what Annette has to say about herself! :):):):):):):):):):):)

My name is Annette and I live in Germany with my husband and my 13 year old daughter (and soon a brand new puppy ) !
I have been scrapping since my daughter was born.
My neighbor took me to my first scrapbooking class and I was soooo excited that I couldn't sleep that night.
 It has been my biggest hobby ever since!
When I'm not scrapping I love to cook for my family and I love to go for hikes & 
walks taking pictures which I will scrap  later.
I love to try new things and products and always include little details in my layouts. 
You can visit me on my Blog :   Scrap ''This"   
I'm so honored to be here as a guest designer!!!
Welcome Annette!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) And thanks to Nathalie for being our February GDT!! You are amazing girl! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I also wanted to share that FAVE THINGS is going to be joining If Its Groovy for a BLOG HOP the weekend of April 7th! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
We will have a special challenge that weekend just for the BLOG HOP!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And don't forget to play along with our latest challenge FAVE FEATURE!! I loveeeeeeeee what everyone has created so far!!! The challenge ends on the evening of the 13th...and I will announce the winner on the 14th!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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