Friday, May 27, 2011

Giveaway winner!

Busy,busy, and the kids leave for Sweden next week and I have a gazillion of things to get done before that.
Then Mother Nature decided to throw a SUPER Typhoon our way that is suppose to hit us tomorrow, so I had to prepare for that.
Anyways...I just wanted to let you know who won the latest giveaway.

Congrats to:

Please email your address to so that I can send you this prize:

Hopefully we will not lose power due to typhoon Songda,so that I can scrap and blog all weekend:)

Take care!
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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Fabulous giveaway!

Here's a photo of my latest giveaway!

It's pretty awesome I must say.
One lucky winner will get:

4 card stocks
6 double sided patterned paper
2 ink pads
3 sponge daubers
1 set of acrylic stamps
1 stamp block

This is all from Close to My Heart and you can read about the ink and daubers here.

To be in the drawing for this giveaway, click here and see what you have to do:)
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Monday, May 16, 2011

Grab blinkie- giveaway!

How are you all doing?
It's a gloomy day here; it's pouring rain ( rain season has started) and my dear husband left this morning ( and will be gone for the rest of the year) so, yes, it's a pretty miserable day:(

Last weekend was good  though, when I went scrapping with my girlfriends. We stayed in a cabin overlooking the ocean and I don't think I went outside once. We scrapped, chatted, ate and watched movies non-stop.

Here's some of the layouts I made:


I thought it was time for a new giveaway!

This is for everyone of you that has a blog.
To be in the random drawing you have to do the following:

1.Look for "Grab my blinkie" in the right sidebar.
Copy the text under the blinkie.(Highlight and Ctrl C )

2. Go to dashboard on your blog and click "design".

3.Click "add a gadget" and then scroll down to "HTML/JavaScript".Click +

4.Paste by right clicking.

5. Now you should have a Scrap A Little blinkie on your blog.

6. Come back here and tell me your blog address.

I will show you a photo of the prize shortly:)


I just wanted to let you know that I have pulled my kids out of school and started homeschooling. That means I have absolutely NO TIME to myself whatsoever.
Gone are the days when I could scrap,blog and facebook all day long.
If I don't keep up my blog with tutorials and sketches as before, you know that I'm pulling my hair out over some 4th grade mathproblem. Wish me luck on this new adventure...

I'll be back soon to show you the giveaway:)
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

May sketch-Guest designer Sharon Knopic

Welcome to May and the international scrapbook month!
I want to share a new sketch and a new guest designer with you. The latest talented designer is Sharon Knopic and here's a little bit about her:

My name is Sharon Knopic, and I live in Pennsylvania USA - just outside of Hershey (yes, where they make the candy!) I live alone with my two Siamese cats and a dachshund, but am the mother of a wonderful grown son, Joe. I have been scrapbooking for almost two decades now - I began when my mother passed away, and I was "just going to learn enough to put the photos in scrapbooks for my siblings." All the photos still aren't scrapped, because I decided I LOVE this hobby, and have been playing with every technique out there, and made up some of my own which I've taught at several conventions (Great American Scrapbook, Memories Expo). Playing with Helen's sketches and flowers were a wonderful change, and I plan on using them in the future. So I hope you enjoy them as much I did making them.

Incidentally, I did a few pages of current events, season, and even a few "Twilight/Harry Potter" layouts. I am a firm believer we need to stick to the scrapbook idea, and not just make our layouts photo albums. We need to document how we felt when events happen to us that are universal. I truly believe that these are the layouts that generations from now are going to be the most valuable - not so much the picture of "Aunt Mary" or the kids in the sandbox. I try to think how I'd feel if I had the photos I have in my possession taken aboard the Titanic of my uncle scrapped by someone who could write how they felt when it went down. Please keep this as a little thought as you do your pages.

And again - I'm so honored for you to view them, and Helen to have allowed me to post my pages!

And here is sketch # 49...

and Sharon's two creative takes on it:

Here's a few layouts from Sharon, based on my sketches.
This first one from a very recent event-the British royal wedding. Fabulous indeed!
Sharon made my ribbon rose and the layered lace flower as you can see.

In this pretty layout she made my vellum flowers.


And in this last page Sharon made my origami flowers.

Wow! I feel so flattered that she uses so many of my sketches and flower tutorials.
Thanks Sharon for sharing your work with us! It's truly inspiring and I love how you scrap more than just friends and family.

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