Monday, August 24, 2009

Speed Scrap on Tuesday!

Here's the fabulous Participation Prize:
I'm hoping to be there!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Pin the Comment on the LO!

And to help Haynay Celebrate I'm hosting a game right here! It's called Pin the Comment on the LO!

OK, here we go! Are you ready to have some fun! I hope so, because I have had lots creating it. Here's how to play:

1. Read a clue (below).

2. Browse through Haynay's LO Gallery at ScrapMatters (Hint: the LO's will be within the first 4 pages if you have the forum set to show 90 images).

3. Identify the correct LO per the clue.

4. Leave a comment - make sure to include that you've been pinned!

You will get 1 chance per correct "Pinned LO" with a maximum of 5 chances (5 total LO's to pin) entered into a drawing for a $5.50 GC to Haynay's Store!

How fun is that? Well, are you ready???

Here are the clues!

1. Splotches of paint & a bundle of crayons surrounding 4 generations - give them a hand!

2. Outdoors the sun is shining on a tree & beads on a string all the while dinner is being made.

3. Pine leaves, buttons w/ bows & ornaments corner a Santa hat wearing toddler.

4. A bright smile says it all, with a background and multicolored title are totally cheddar!

5. Stripes & polka dots behind goofy thrill seekers on this up & down ride!

Go get 'em!!

To see what else Haynay & the other Hunnies have planned go visit Haynay's Blog.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

DSA 4 Among Other Things

I've been a pretty busy scrapper this month. I consider myself in training for QOS at SM next May. QOS is Queen of Scrap. And . . . I am just kidding. DH would not be a happy camper if I tried to complete over 200 layouts in one month! This past May I complete about 75 pages, with approximately 58 of them for the cookbook I gave my sister for her wedding.
Honestly I have been quite busy scrapping. Chelle whipped up a super cute kit with Sarah Bennet called Wild Oats. It was perfect for the County Fair photos I have of the kids with all the animals. And awhile back I was able to attend & complete a speed scrap! The directions were awesome & I was able to make this beauty of the kids enjoying the pool on a hot day.This one I made awhile back. I had an adorable series of photos of DD playing in some of our outdoor equipment. She was too darling!And last but not least, here is the last LO in the BOTCT contest. I really had fun making this one. I had to scraplift two of my teammates in the process. In addition, we all choose to have the same title - "the Pursuit of Happyness" as a play on Happy Scrap Girl, our fearless leader. As I thought about what to journal, I kept coming back to my testimony. Since I've never written it down before it was a perfect opportunity. I am thankful the CT competition is over, it was a bit more stressful than I had expected. I had lots of fun, enjoyed working with the rest of Happy's Scrap Girls & came out with 4 awesome LO's that I don't know if I would have created otherwise. Enough talk for today. We need to get outside & enjoy the sun before the 90degree heat sets in!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

DSA Round 3 entry

If you're following the competition, you're probably wondering why I didn't get on & tell you to vote. There happened to be a family emergency & one of our gals couldn't complete her LO. My prayers go out to her & her family.

I guess I wouldn't have mattered if we all had our pages complete, because I forgot to link up my LO in our team forum thread!! UGH! I am a true blonde & had a very blonde moment. Honestly, I haven't quite been myself as far as remembering details go lately. My mind has been occupied by the house we offered on. The offer was not accepted, but I can't get the house out of my head. Here's the LO I created for round 3.

We had to create a formula for the whole team. We also tried having a common theme, but I think with the family emergency we went our own creative ways. He was the formula we came up with. 10 fonts, 9 staples, 8 buttons, 7 flowers, 6 papers, 5 photos, 4 leaf branches, 3 paint elements, 2 frames & 1 alpha. I really like my LO. :)

I have been busy scrapping too - I guess it is one way I deal with stress. Though I did find out this week that I have potentially hit a bit of a scrapping wall. Good timing since we're going on a vacay this weekend.

I just love this last one! Can you believe that photo? The whole family was riding the Ferris wheel & J was busy helping little J, so if I wanted a photo I just had to take it myself.

And if you're around this weekend - you don't want to miss this! I would soo be there - a sale, speed scrapping galore & a chat! Just click on the image - it'll take you right to the forums. Oh, & there will be a blog train too! Look for it Saturday AM starting here.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

BOTCT Round 2

Happy's Scrap Girls seriously rocked this round!! We chose U2 as our theme. They're a great band w/ lots of lyrics to choose from. I'm pretty pumped about it because no one shared our theme. I absolutely love my LO. It ended up having a mind of its own & turned into a 2-pager. The journaling kinda chronicles our family's search for a house & my feelings on it. The lighter colored writing is a collection of memories or events or ways we were blessed while living here in this rental home.
I am so thankful for how the Lord provided for us while we have lived here. We are currently pretty serious about a house we found on Saturday morning. J is calling the lender, insurance agency & others today & hopefully we will be writing an offer sometime this week. I am doing all I can to not 'move-in' prematurely. It is difficult to not paint rooms & rearrange furniture in your head. Buying a home is a strange thing - you have to at least get a little attached before you offer. It seems impossible not to have a broken heart if it doesn't work out. But I know that God really does have something better if they don't accept our offer.

With that said, go VOTE beginning now through tomorrow night at 11:59PM EST at DSA. Remember, our team name is Happy's Scrap Girls. :) As a thank you for voting, you can get the QP of the left side of my 2-pager here! And for an extra added bonus - go visit Happy's blog here!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Get Ready!

Well, I think this week's DSA challenge for the Battle of the Creative Teams was tough! The theme for this round is "I've Got Rhythm." Again, the whole team has to have a common theme. It seemed that with my team there is just too much about music we loved!! But we finally settled on something. So far, it's looking different from all the others. So, I'm pretty pumped about that. You're going to have to wait until tomorrow though . . . I'm not quite finished. I may even be able to make a QP with it too!

Instead of my round 2 LO, here are a couple I've finished w/in the past couple weeks. Enjoy!