Monday, May 30, 2011

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

Hi everyone and Happy Memorial Day to those in the US :):):):):)

Today, before I announce our challenge, I want to take a moment and thank all of those that keep us safe on a daily basis. Thank you :)

And our challenge today is a blast from the past...or even the present if you choose! lol!! These are a Few of my Favorite Childhood Toys! Did you have a favorite toy growing up? Do you want to document your child's favorite toy right now?? Whatever it is... we want to see it :):):):):):)

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

First is Anne, our GDT with her beautiful layout! :)
Here is what Anne has to say about her layout: "My Mom took me to see the Mary Poppins movie when I was 6 or 7 years old, then bought me the record of the soundtrack.  I sang every song and danced every dance from the movie every chance I had.  That Christmas I was so thrilled when she gave me a Mary Poppins doll for Christmas.  I treasured her."

Next, we have Michelle B with her gorgeous layout documenting her daughter's fave toy! :)
Here is what Michelle says about her layout, "Rainee fell in love with doggie the moment she saw him... lots of toys have come and gone... but doggie will always be her very first favorite toy."

Next, we have this amazing layout from Erika! :)
Erika has this to say about her layout, "When I think back to my childhood, you always come to mind. That one special thing I loved to play with, to be with LOVE.

My German Shephard Deja was my favorite thing in the world. So much more than a toy...A best friend that filled my heart and was always there."

Next, we have Krista and her Favorite childhood toys were her dolls "Chatty Cathy and Samantha" ... LOVE this! :)\

Next, we have this FUN and beautiful layout from Jenneke! :)
Here is what Jenneke says about her layout, "
This is a picture of my son when he was just a little boy.
This red car was his favorite toy! Everything he did, he did on his car. Eat, play, watch tv... And of course he had to take it to his bedroom too...."
Next, we have an adorable layout from Diana documenting her son's favorite toy! Love it! :)
Here is what Diana says about her layout, "Nate has SOOO many favorite toys, but he searched for months for this penguin. After he finally found it (at Hobby Lobby, of all places), he took it everywhere with him."
Next, we have a TOTALLY AWESOME layout from Valerie! :)
Here is what Valerie says about her layout, "I have a younger brother, so while he played with He Man, I had my She Ra doll keeping the kingdom under control! She also had a really awesome outfit."
 Next, we have a FUN layout from Wendy, with her Favorite Childhood Toy Barbie! :) Love it! :)

Lastly today, we have this BEAUTIFUL layout from Melissa! :)
Here is what Melissa says about her layout, "My Cabbage Patch Kids were my favorite toy(s) growing up. Unfortunately, my Mother never saved anything, so I don't have any of them anymore. If I recall correctly, this is what my very first one looked like. My Aunt Donna (RIP) actually got me one for Christmas the very first year that they came out. She stood in line for hours and ended up getting smacked over the head with a lady's purse because she grabbed the last one! I was the happiest girl alive that Christmas morning!!!!!"
Now for our prize :):):):)

Our team member Debbie has donated the prize for this challenge ... and I think it is PERFECT for this time of year! Its the Crate Paper "School Spirit" line! :)  With school coming to a close for most kids this time of year, I think this line is just right for scrapping those last day of school photos, the school photos you took this year, the dances and graduations! :) Thanks Debbie for donating this! :)

Now its your turn! :):):):) You have until 9PM EST June 13th to link up your layout, a card, a mini, an altered item that shares your Favorite Childhood Toy! :):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks for stopping by... can't wait to see what you create! :)  ~~Julie~~ :):):):)

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Our winner for our Fave Photo challenge :):):):)

Hi everyone! :)

Wow!! What an AMAZING response to our latest challenge! So loved seeing everyone's take on their Fave Photo!! Thanks to all that played along! :)

And now for our winner of Everyday Frames prize is Yael! :):):):):):):):):):) Here is her beautiful layout :)

Congrats Yael... please email me at so I can get your information to Michelle for your prize! :):):):):) And thanks again to Everyday Frames for sponsoring Fave Things! We truly appreciate it! :):):):):):)

And here are all our AMAZING players for our FAVE PHOTO challenge!! Thanks everyone for playing along! :):):):):):):):):):)

I will be back tomorrow with our next challenge :):):):):):)
Thanks for stopping by! Julie :)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Chris has been published!! :):):):):):)

Hi everyone :)

So excited to share that Chris has been published in Spring 2011 Somerset Memories Magazine!! Soooooooo AWESOME!! CONGRATS Chris! And one of her layouts was for our Favorite Time of Day Challenge!!! YAY!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And here is Chris's FAVE time of day layout! :):):):):):):):):)

And Chris's other layout ... just beautiful! :):):):):):):):)

Congrats again Chris! So proud of you! :):):):):):)

And I wanted to share that two of our team members have stepped down as they have a lot of things going on right now with their personal lives... Amy and Isay are truly going to be missed, but I totally understand why they had to step down....good luck girls with everything! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And don't forget our latest challenge These are a Few of My Favorite Photos... we have had some AMAZING entries so far and you have until the evening of May 28th :):):):):):):):):)

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

Sunday, May 15, 2011

These are a Few of My Favorite Photos :):):):):)

Hi everyone! :):):):)

So EXCITED about today's prompt! These are a Few of My Favorite Photos!!! What is your FAVE photo?? Can you choose just one?  Or do you have a few that you just want to share?? Whatever your FAVE photo, we want to see it! :):):):):):):):):):)

Here is what our DT made for inspiration :)

Our GDT Anne :)
This is what Anne says about her layout: "This photo is of my 5 children. I ask them to pose for a sibling photo when they are all home, and at the end of the photo session, the girls torment their only brother!"

Diana :)
Diana says this about her layout: "I love taking pictures of Nate at the playground. And his smile in this one is great. So genuine and happy as he plays!"

Chris :)
Chris says this about her layout: "This is a photo that I treasure - it is a wonderful studio photo of my grandmother and her brother as little children (needless to say, this is a copy used for the layout, not the original which is mounted on heavy embossed cardboard)"

Andrea :)

Irini :)
Irini says this about her layout: "My favourite photo of my little man......he is 7months old here!!"

Misty :)
Misty says this about her layout: "This is my Absolute FAVORITE photo that I captured from Easter this year.  This is my 5 year old DD showing her Grandma (my Step Mom) the page that she had colored in her new coloring book.  Every time I look at this photo, I remember being this age and my own Grandmother doing similar things...and oh how I loved her dearly.  All I think when I see this, is that I pray that God grants me enough time on this earth to become a Grandma myself some day.  Hence, the title/journaling...
"When I grow up, I want to be a Grandma."

Jolanda :)
Jolanda says about her layout: "This photo was taken in the summer of 2004. We were camping and my daughter and her friend had sneaked out caus´ they didn´t want to shower and go to bed. My husband secretly took this photo, just before they noticed he was there. They were always full of monkey tricks! I think the photo shows that and that is why it´s my favorite!!"

Erica :)
Erica says this about her layout: "Truly, I have too many favorite photos, so I decided to choose my favorite from the past 6 months…this one was it! It depicts my daughter's personalities so well! They are so awesomely fun!"

 Debbie :)
Debbie says this about her layout: "Gosh it's hard to choose a favorite photo!!!  So many to choose from.  I picked a photo of my kids back from 2000!  I love the smiles on their faces."

Michelle B :)
Michelle says this about her layout: "I just couldn't choose one photo so I chose favorite moments over the last 8 years!"

 Jana :)
Jana says this about her layout: "I have to say I'm addicted to photo booth shots.... an opportunity to capture smiles!" 

Leanne :)
Leanne says this about her layout: "I would have to say that this photo of my babies is my favourite.  I just love the way it turned out and it was a total accident.  I was trying to get one of the two youngest and they just wouldn't sit right.  Then just as I was clicking away Emma leant in and gave Jacob a nice kiss on the cheek.  Perfect Photo!"

Hanneke :)
Hanneke has this to say about her layout: "This year was Ricks first year in high school and it wasn't always easy for him!! He had to make new friends and really needed to get used to the long bike trip (about 45 minutes) and the new classes (like French, Mathematics, Deutch, ....) and how to learn at home! And now we only have 7 weeks to go until the end of the year! This photo (for me) shows how good he is doing and that he likes his new school and he ajusted so well!! This photo makes me a proud mama!"

And from Me :)
 "I took this photo of my daughter on Easter day.. those old Daisy D's rub ons were just the perfect touch to my fave photo of her!" 

 And now for our sponsor! So excited that our very own Michelle B and her company EverydayScrapbook is sponsoring FAVE THINGS with one of their FABULOUS Everyday Magnet Frames! :) What better way to showcase your fave photo, but in one of these beauties?? :)  Thanks Michelle for sponsoring FAVE THINGS! :):):):):):):):)

EverydayScrapbook is excited to offer one of their new Magnet EverydayFrames in Clean-Cut Black.

The wonderful thing about all the EverydayFrames is the way the page protector slides in and out to change the display. And now, with their new Magnet EverydayFrame, you can show off your latest creations, vacation photos or your child's artwork on any magnetic surface. EverydayFrames unique design makes it simple to change it daily, weekly or seasonally... it's never been so easy! Spoil yourself or someone special with one of these new Magnet EverydayFrames.

 How awesome is that?!?!?! Now its YOUR turn!! Make a layout, an altered project, a mini-album, anything you want to showcase your fave photo! :):):):):):) Leave us a link to your project in Mr. Linky below by May 28th, 2011 and I will announce the winner on May 29th, 2011! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Thanks for stopping by! :)

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Our winner and our May guest designer :):):):):):):):):)

Hi everyone! :):):):):):):):)

As most of you know, blogger was having major issues yesterday, so my apologies to our May guest designer as I wanted to post her introduction yesterday, but couldn't... so, I am doing it today! :):):):):):):):):)

Anne Pennington is our May guest designer! I 'found' this girl a few months ago, and just have fallen in LOVE with her creations! Thanks Anne for being our GDT this month! :):):):) Here is what Anne has to say about herself:

"I grew up in a military family, with lots of opportunity to travel and live 
around Canada and Europe - but I love my life in a small village in Ontario, 
Canada where my kids have been free to roam and play or hang out with their 
friends. I am a mother of five great kids, two still at home and attending 
high school. I am a publisher and have been involved with print design and 
training for years. I believe in life-long learning, and I study part-time 
at Queen’s University. 
I have been scrapbooking for 3 years.  A couple of girlfriends from school 
days invited me to scrap with them for a week 3 years ago, and I told them I’d 
rather gouge my eyes out.  They bribed me with wine, and so I came out to 
visit. From that moment on I have been passionate about scrapbooking. 
I have met so many awesome new friends through my passions of scrapbooking 
and photography! My favourite scrapbooking subjects are my children and my 
beautiful mother, who passed away in 2009. 
These are a Few of my Favorite Things has been one of my favourite challenge 
blogs since I discovered it a few months back!!! Thanks for always 
challenging me to define myself and my passions in life with your thought 
provoking scrapbooking prompts!" 
And thanks to Sara Zenger for being our April GDT! :):):):):):)
And now for our winner for our Fave Thing about Spring
Challenge :):):):):):):):):):)
Nancy!! :) CONGRATS! You will be winning the $20.00
gift certificate to Gecko Galz! :):):):):)
Please email me at so I can get your
information to Chris! :):) Thanks again to 
Gecko Galz for sponsoring us! :):):):):):):):)
Here is Nancy's layout :)
And here are all of our FAVE THING ABOUT SPRING layouts! 
Enjoy! :):):):):):):):):):):):)
Thanks everyone for playing along! :):):):)
I will be back on the 15th with our latest challenge! :)
And this is one that you are GONNA LOVE! :):):):)