Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Do you think you have what it takes to be a Lollipop Girl?

Candy Shoppe Designs is a Foxy New Paper Crafting Blog (ran by MUA). Thank you, thank you!!! heehee
I am accepting applications for my "Lollipop Girl Design Team" from now to July 31st. Visit the blog to see what it takes to become a "Lollipop Girl for C.S.D."
Come by, leave me some LOVE, and become one of my "Sweethearts" (Followers) too!
Thanks for the Support Ladies!

Monday, June 22, 2009

I received a Lovely Blog Award!

Emily gave me this Lovely Blog Award and I am just so greatful. Thank you so much!
There are just 2 Simple Rules for this Award:
1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you have newly discovered. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
I will be giving this award to:
2) Dena from Whole Lotta Sassy
3) Marlene from My Spot Of Sunshine
4) Genie from Genie In A Blogger
5) Joanie from Full Of Bolognie!
6) Karen from Butterfly Crafts
7) Deb from If It's Groovy
8) Jenny from Scrap Happy Mama
11) Jocelyn from Simply Me
12) Tracie from Pink Angel
13) Debbie from Passion For Crafts
14) Wendy from Paper Therapy
15) Melissa from Creating From The Heart
The list is in no particular order!
Thank you again!
p.s. See my post below to get some free goodies from me.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Pay It Forward

I REALLY don't like chain letters. In fact, I despise them! Most of it is a bunch of bull and a lot of them are a bunch of crap. :)

This "Pay It Forward" chain is probably the one chain that I don't mind moving along or even get bothered by. It doesn't promise you any good fortune in the end or even good luck. It will insure you that you have probably put a smile on someones face or made someones day though. That's what I think counts.

Years ago I was so inspired by a movie I had seen called "Pay It Forward." So, a few days ago as I was blog hopping on some of the blogs I follow I was excited to see that my friend Marlene had a Pay It Forward/Blog Giveaway mixing two really great ideas!

I am one of the Lucky 5 she will be sending a gift to and in turn I need to send a gift to 5 more people to keep the Pay It Forward movement going.

For MY Pay It Forward/Blog Giveaway I will be asking each of you who respond to also include in your comment something you like (regarding scrapbooking of course). It can be a color scheme, a print/pattern, a handmade item, a scrapbooking collection, a character/animal, a fav. scrapbooking goodie, etc. ANY info. that will better help me make my decision on who the lucky 5 recipients will be. Please don't say "anything will be nice" because that will probably just make my decision harder. :)
I will pick 5 recipients BY Monday, June 22nd. So be sure to check back by then to see if you're one of my lucky 5. And if you are, then make sure to leave me a way to contact you. :)

Here's the Rules:
1. The gift will be a mystery of my choice created especially for each recipient. It might be a handmade creation, it might be store bought.
2. I have one year to get all 5 gifts together. Although I doubt it will take me THAT long. :)
3. If you're one of the 5 people chosen to receive a gift from me, you must make a Pay It Forward posting on your own blog soon after I announce you as one of my recipients to keep this movement going. A link back to my blog will be much appreciated too!
4. When you receive your gift from me you should make a post on your blog to show everyone what I gave you inspiring others to follow the chain and participate.

So, leave me a comment with the said information and let's keep this movement going.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

My 80's Blog Hop Winner is.....

....JENNY B.
Please contact me with your mailing info. so I can get your prize out to you. Thanks for playing along Jenny! Your layout was beautiful!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Toot Toot!

Tooting my own horn because I'm the June Guest Designer over at Butterfly Crafts. I've just been debuted on their blog and am SO excited! Go on over there and check me out! Join their awesome challenges to win some yummy prizes and check out the DT's talent.

Friday, June 12, 2009

My Newest Creations

I just wanted to share some of my newest scrapbooking creations. This first one is titled: LOVING YOU IS EASY. It's of my youngest daughter Eva and I just minutes after she was born. Journaling reads: I often wondered if I would have enough love to go around for you-My 4th child. But after you were born I realized that loving you was so easy. I love this picture! The way she looked straight into my eyes at that very moment was as if she had already knew who I was.

This next layout titled CIRCUS FUN got me a future Guest Design Team spot for Moxxie. I'm SO excited! I'll keep you all informed on which month exactly that I will be featured with them when I know. The picture is one I took at the Circus a few years ago.

This fun layout titled IT'S A GIRL THING is my interpretation of sketch 001 from Twisted Sketches. The twist was to use ribbon and I used lace ribbon. The photos were taken in a photo booth and are of my friend and I about 5-6 years ago. We were being silly. The balloon captioning reads:
Lynnette: Why is it called "lipstick' if you can still move your lips?
Molly-Anne: I don't know! Why can't women put on mascara with their mouth closed? heeheehee.

Ah! THE SWEET LIFE! This layout was created for the If It's Groovy DT that I'm on. The theme for the month is "Candy." Go on over and try your hand at the challenge for a prize! The photo is of my mother, step-father, younger sisters and the little one is the girl my mom adopted at birth. She is the reason why I titled my layout the way I did because she was adopted from a very bad situation. I feel like by being adopted she will now get to live a "sweet life."

SWEET SERENITY is the title of my next layout I'm sharing with you all. That's what I think of when I look at this. It's as if Eva is actually watching the butterflies fly off the page. This is another layout I created for a challenge. Crossing my fingers that I win for this one too!

And last but definately not least is my layout titled MY HERO. That's what my husband is to me. He not only risks his life for his family but for his country as well. I have a great sense of worth by being able to call myself his wife and I am SO incredibly proud at his bravery!

And a quick reminder that today is the 12th. You still have 4 more days left to turn in your layouts to me for the 80's blog hop crop challenge to win my prize pack. Details below on the previous posting.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Welcome to the If It's Groovy's 80's Blog Hop Crop! Our blog hop starts on June 4th and ends on June 14th. That's 10 whole days of cropping fun and many chances to win some awesome prizes! Please make sure to visit the If It's Groovy blog for the 1st crop challenge by Deb and you'll be directed through all the others one by one.

If you are already going through the blog hop and have been through the first 4 girls challenges then you should be coming to me with crimped hair, neon colored ensembles, colorful scrunchy socks and be all heavy metaled out. Talk about starting off a blog hop with a bang ha?

MY challenge is for you to think of an 80's Icon, Fad or Toy (say for instance: Atari, Pac-Man, Strawberry Shortcake, Smurfs, Rubik's Cube, Chinese Jacks, Rainbow Brite, Pound Puppies, etc.) and use it for inspiration on your layout.

The winner of my challenge will be picked on June 16th at Midnight and be announced on my blog on June 17th. You must "follow my blog" and notify me within 3 days with your mailing address to claim your prize. To enter for your chance to win all you need to do is leave a comment with a link to your blog where you have your layout displayed. This is the Prize Pack for the winning contestant for my Blog Challenge.

It's a prize package worth approx. $25 for you to enjoy!

So go get scrapping and when your done come back and go to Amy's Crop Challenge to see what's in store for you next!

Here are MY takes on some of these ladies challenges:

For Deb's CRIMPING Challenge I used a strip of white corrugated paper. My layout is of my darling daughters Eva and Deja and I titled this "Heart and Soul".

Here's my two-fer for Jenny B. and Niki Ray's challenges. Jenny B's rules were to use neon colors and I used hyper orange. Niki Ray's rules were to use 2 dominating colors + something music related and I used the colors orange and teal + a strip of music sheet patterned paper. This is a picture of me when I was a youngen' in the 80's. I LOVED my Jelly sandals so much that I went to bed with them on - Hence the title "I went to bed with My Jellies on!".

For Amy's "Hair" Challenge I thought it fit to create some altered items for my Mother-In-Law who works as a hairstylist. I made a personalized banner to go above her mirror at her work station, a hair brush holder and a tip jar.

This layout is for Ange's "80's Slang" Challenge. The layout is titled "Oh My GOTH!" These are pictures of my friend's granddaughter.

This layout was made with 3 challenges in mind. My own, Debbie's "Video Games" Challenge and Jackie's "PacMan" Challenge. The layout is titled "Where's PACMAN when you need him?" I thought it fit since the paper was filled with a bunch of white pellet dots. This is me as a toddler with my broken leg playing my PacMan Game. Oh how I loved that game!!! I still play it on my cell phone today.

I used pictures of my friends granddaughter for Michelle's "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper Challenge.