Saturday, April 30, 2011

These are a Few of My Favorite Things about Spring! :):):)

Hi everyone...

Me (Julie) and my family are moving today, so Chris has volunteered to help me write part of today's post for me! Thanks Chris! :)

Today's prompt is a fun one! We want to know your Favorite thing about Spring! Is it the warmer weather? The flowers blooming? Easter? Tell us your Favorite thing about Spring!

Here is what our DT has made for this challenge! :)

From Sara our GDT :)

From Chris! Chris used items from Gecko Galz on her layout! And what is really exciting is that Gecko Galz is sponsoring FAVE THINGS for this challenge!! YAY! Chris will be giving more details at the end of this post! :)

From Erika T :)

From Wendy :)

From Valerie :)

From Jenneke :)

From Michelle B :)

From Diana :)

from Melissa

from Isay

From Julie :)

From Michelle R...

The prize from Gecko Galz will be a $20 gift certificate to use for any products on their website . Gecko Galz products include ephemera, paper sets, alphabet soup, digital stamps, project kits, cd collections of their papers and ephemera, and fripperies (glitter, ribbons, and antique pearl buttons).

You have until 9PM EST May 13th, 2011 to leave us a link (with Mr. Linky below) with your project showing us your Favorite Thing about Spring! It can be a card, a layout, an altered item, a mini-album... whatever you want to create sharing your Favorite Thing about Spring! :) I (Julie) will be back on May 14th to share our winner! Can't wait to see what you create! :):):):):):):):)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Winner of our Fave Past Challenge :):):):):):):)

Hi everyone :)

Thanks to everyone that played along with us for the Favorite Past Challenge!!! I absolutely LOVED all the entries! It was fun to see which challenge each person chose!!! :):):):)

And now for our winner!! LEA!! Congrats Lea!! Here is Lea's layout :)

Lea has one the gift certificate to Diana's ETSY shop!! You are GOING to love her shop Lea! Diana does AMAZING work! :):):):):):):):)

Thanks again to Diana for sponsoring FAVE THINGS! We truly appreciate it! :):):):):)

And here are all of our Favorite Past Challenge players! :):) Just GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks sooooo much for stopping by!! We will be back tomorrow with a brand new challenge!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Friday, April 15, 2011

These are a Few of our FAVE PAST Challenges! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....

We have an interesting twist for today's challenge!! This time we will list ALL of our past challenges and YOU CHOOSE which one you want to play along with!!! How FUN is that?!?!?!!? :):):):):):):):):):):)

Here is the list of all of our past challenges:

Fave Color
Fave Flower
Fave Movie
Fave Food
Fave Room
Fave Time of Day
Fave Season
Fave Trip or Vacation
Fave Decade
Fave Holiday
Fave Car
Fave Fragrance
Fave Outfit
Fave Memory
Fave Friend
Fave Beverage
Fave TV Show
Fave City
Fave Music
Fave Book
Fave Shoes
Fave Toys
Fave Store
Fave Website/Blog
Fave Band
Fave Day of The Week
Fave Scrap Manufacturer
Fave Poem
Fave Fictional Character
Fave Pet {animal}
Fave Sport
Fave Fall Colors
Fave Celebrity

Fave Scrapper
Fave Quote
Fave Game
Fave Magazine
Fave Feature
Fave Pastime
Fave Scrappy Tool

So this time its PLAYERS CHOICE!! You choose one of the above challenges and then when you post your creation, just tell us which one you chose! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Here is our wonderful DT's creations to get your Mojo going! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

From our GDT Sara, she chose our past challenge - "Favorite Pet" this is Sara's dog that passed away over a year ago and this is the first time she has been able to scrap him... that is so special! Just BEAUTIFUL! :):):):):)

From Leeanne she chose "Favorite Toy" and she scrapped her daughter's fave toy... her Blythe dolls! LOVE THIS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Andrea chose "Favorite Feature" for her FAVE past challenge!! Her FAVE feature is her Daughter's toes!! How stinkin' ADORABLE is this?!?!? I loveeeeeeeeee it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Misty chose "Favorite Quote" for her layout and her quote comes from Michael J. Fox, "Family is not an important thing, it's everything." This is GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Jana chose "Favorite Flower" as her fave past challenge! I love love love this! Jana always melts my heart with her creations! :):):):):):):):):):)

And Debbie also chose "Favorite Flower" for her FAVE past challenge! And here is what Debbie has to say about her layout: "I love to garden and have flower beds full of beautiful flowers, except for roses. I love roses, but have never been successful in growing them. I remember as a young girl always loving the rose bushes my mom had in her garden.  I loved to look at the flowers after a rainfall and see the little droplets of water on them." I loveeeeeeeeeeeee this!! AMAZING!! And *sigh*... I love love love love that Debbie used a line from our theme song here, "Raindrops on Roses"... *pure love* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Diana chose "Favorite Season" for her FAVE past challenge! *sigh* I love love love love love this! Her son is so GORGEOUS and I love her design! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Erica chose "Favorite Memory" for her FAVE past challenge! I so so so love this! I loveeeeee that CIRCLE! Beautiful! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Irini chose "Favorite Day of the Week" as her FAVE past challenge! Here is what Irini has to say about her FAVE DAY:

"Friday is my fave day
Friday is the day I live for when my son is at school
Friday.... because I do not have to go to bed early
or wake up early on Saturday as there is NO SCHOOL......
you would think I am the one going to school!!!" I so loveeeeeee this!! I love love that misting! :):):):):):):):)

Jolanda chose "Favorite Outfit" as her FAVE past challenge! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee this!! Such a cute photo of Jolanda and I loveeeeeeeeeeeee the flowers! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hanneke chose "Favorite Friend" as her FAVE past challenge! She made this about her and her BFF! I sooooo love love love this! I love the flowers and loving that banner! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Chris chose "Favorite Flower" as her FAVE past challenge! I am JUST IN LOVE with this!! *sigh* Chris always inspires me! :):):):):):):):):):):)

And from me... I chose "Favorite Fictional Character" as my FAVE past challenge! I {heart} Elmo :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And now for our SPONSOR for this challenge!! I am excited to say that this time its our very own Diana with a gift certificate and a goody bag from her every AMAZING Etsy shop!! WOOOO HOOOOOOO!!! Seriously, I have gotten things from her shop before, and I am telling you, this girl doesn't disappoint!! Her creations are GORGEOUS!! Here is what Diana has to say...and a little OFFER for all of our FAVE THINGS players! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Hello! And welcome to my shop! I
specialize in handmade embellishments, scrapbooking kits and vintage finds. I
also do custom work, so feel free to contact me if you see something almost
perfect that you would like altered to fit your needs.

Take a peek at the shop often in the next few days as I will be adding new
items. Use coupon code FAVES0411 during the month of April for 20% off your
total purchase. Just my way of saying thanks for visiting and playing along with

Check out my blog for daily
scrapbooking and card making ideas, as well as follow along at Sketchy Thursdays for new sketch challenges each week.

I am soooooooooooo excited Diana is sponsoring! :):):):):):):)
So, chose your FAVE CHALLENGE that we have done so far, 
and when you give us a link to 
Mr. Linky below, make sure you mention which one you chose :):):):):):)
 You have until
10PM EST April 28th, 2011  
and I will announce a winner on April 29th! :):):):):)
Can't wait to see what you create! It can be a layout, 
a card, a mini album or an altered item! 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Our Fave Scrappy Tool winner! :):):):):):):):)

Hi all......

Thanks sooooooo much to all that played along with our FAVE SCRAPPY TOOL challenge! It was soooooooo fun seeing all the entries!!! And our winner this time is ANNE!!!! Here is Anne's beautiful lo! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Anne, please contact me at with your addy so that I can get your prize out to you! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And here is the slide show of our players for this challenge! LOVE THEM! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I will be back in tomorrow for our latest challenge! You are gonna LOVE it... hmmmmm a hint, maybe?!?!? Let's see... everyone always loves 'players choice!' :)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Welcome our April Guest Designer Sara Zenger! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi everyone! :)

Sooooo excited to share our guest designer this month Sara Zenger! :):):):):):):):):):)

She is AMAZING! I love this girl! :):):):):):)

Here is what Sara has to say about herself :)

I just love to be crafty! Crafty time for me whether its making layouts, cards or a project is my therapy!  I love taking photos and recording my families memories! I have been crafty my whole life but over the past 6 yrs I have hosted scrapbooking days and retreats locally and in the past year started my own blog, challenge blog and participated on several design teams.

I enjoy inspiring others to try something new! We all need inspiration from some place and I am constantly being inspired by all of the talented craft goddesses out there!

I think my style is all over the radar! I like to go with a different vibe depending on my photos – some layouts are pretty and fluffy, others grungy and rugged! I do have a weakness for using one photo per page but I am working on that.

Thank you Julie for giving me the opportunity to play along with the very talented ladies here at A Few Of My Favorite Things!  

YAYYYYYYYYYYYY Sara!!! And I want to thank Annette for being a FABULOUS GDT for March! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And I have sad news today too... Jeanet has decided to step down from FAVE THINGS... she has been on my team since day one... she is an amazing artist, friend and a beautiful woman! I totally understand her decision and completely will miss her and support her! I love you girl... you know you will always be a part of FAVE THINGS family! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

I will be back on the 14th with the winner of our FAVE SCRAPPY TOOL challenge that ends on the 13th! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee what we have been seeing everyone create for this challenge!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Our winners for the National No Housework blog hop! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Hi all....

Thanks to all that hopped along with us during the No Housework Day blog hop! Welcome to all of our new followers, and I hope you like our future challenges and play along with us! :):):):):):):):):):)  We loved seeing everyone's creations for our challenge that we had going on for this weekend! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

Now its time for our winners! :)

Our random winner for leaving a comment during the blog hop is PIXIES DELIGHT! :):):):):):):):):):):):) Congrats!! You won the "Indie Girl" collection from Sassafrass! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And our FAVE COLOR challenge winner is SHARON C! Congrats Sharon! You will be winning the "De-Lovely" collection from Cosmo Cricket! :):):):):):):):):) Here is the card that Sharon made! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And her prize! :)

Congrats ladies!! Please email me at with your addresses so I can get your prizes out to you! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Don't forget our current challenge ends on the evening of the 13th!  See our post here for all the details! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

National No Housework Day Blog Hop! :):):):):):):):)

Hi all!!!

Welcome to the National No Housework Day Online Blog hop! If you have arrived not knowing until now about the hop, no problem...just go back to

where this hop starts and work your way through. You may find games, prizes, projects and how do-you-dos along the path :) 

You should have arrived here from Kimberly! :):):):):):):) :):):):):):):):):):)

For this hop... These are a Few of My Favorite Things is hosting an online challenge just for this weekend and and and we will also have a prize for anyone that leaves a comment and is a follower of These are a Few of My Favorite Things! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Our challenge this weekend is for you to scrap your FAVE COLOR!!! It can be a card, a layout, an altered item... anything you want to make as long as it has to do with your FAVE COLOR! :):):):):):):):):) You have until the evening of April 10th, 2011 at 9PM EST to give us a link to your project, using Mr. Linky below! :):):):):):):):):):):):) Our winner for the FAVE COLOR challenge will win Cosmo Cricket's "De-Lovely" collection donated by our fellow DT member Debbie! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Also donated by Debbie...the "Indie Girl" collection from Sassafrass!! This will be awarded to one person that leaves a comment during this hop and is a follower of These are a Few of My Favorite Things!! I will announce the winner for this prize the same time I announce the winner of our FAVE COLOR challenge! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Some of our DT members made some projects of their FAVE COLORS for your inspiration! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

From Misty! Her daughter's FAVE COLOR is YELLOW and she made her daughter a yellow bookmark! CUTE! :):):)

Valerie's FAVE COLOR is GREEN! :):):):)

From Irini, her FAVE COLORS are red, black and white! :):):):):):):)

For Diana...she has a FAVE COLOR COMBO of light teal color when mixed with brown and pink! :):):):):):):):)

From Andrea her FAVE COLOR is GREEN! :):):):):):)

From Jana, her FAVE COLOR is RED! :):):):):)

From Jenneke, her FAVE COLOR is BLUE! :):):):):):):):):):):)

From Krista, her FAVE COLOR is RED! :):):):):)

From Erica M. her FAVE COLOR is GREEN! :)

From Chris, her FAVE COLOR is GREEN... and she used a poem on her layout that reads: "Green, how I want you green./Green wind. Green branches." :):):):):):):)

From Michelle B., she scrapped her daughter's FAVE COLOR BLUE! :):):):):):)

And from me... my FAVE COLOR is PINK! :):):):):):):):):)

Can't wait to see what you all create!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And don't forget our CURRENT regular challenge... These are a Few of My Favorite Scrappy Tools!:):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks for visiting us today, your next stop is Doreen!!!

*this hop is now closed.....thanks to everyone that left a comment, played along and became a new follower* :):):):):):):):)