Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Welcome friends to Scrapping Everyday Miracles Kickoff Blog hop!!!

I am so excited to have you on the hop.... if you just found this post you can start at the beginning at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

I didnt know what miracle that I wanted to share with for the hop...  I feel that there are so many that I would love to share that I dont know where to begin... I was looking through my pictures and I saw this pictures and immediately I wanted to cry.  I remembered the moment so clearly that this picture was taken and what God did for me right then.  My pregnancy and first few months as a mom where to say the least very very hard.  I remember this particular day so clearly... I had just sat Karianne down outside and grabbed the camara and caught the biggest smile.  When I looked at the picture that I took my heart melted.  God had given me the most wonderful little girl.  I knew no matter how hard the last few months had been it was worth it.  Everything was going to be okay.   It was just one of those everyday miracle moments.  I love my little KK so much!!!!!

All you have to do is visit each of the DT's blogs for inspiration, become a follower and leave a comment.  There are RAKS to win along the way and if you leave a comment at each blog you could win our grand prize!!! 

I also have RAK for one lucky blog hopper... you can win a Basic Grey Marrakech Greeting Card Kit...just leave a comment and become a follower!

Tons of chances to win!
Our Grand Prize is sponsored by Sweet Peach Crop Shop....

If you have never been to their store... they have the best kits.  Not just one kit every month but two and an add-on... on top of the great kits they have the best customer service.  So would you like to see the prize... Isnt it just sooo yummy... dont forget to head over to Sweet Peach to get your own...

DT blog line up:

Scrapping Everyday Miracles

Your next stop on the hop will be Elizabeth.....
You have until Sunday June 5th @11:59pm PST to post your comments at Scrapping Everyday Miracles blog as well as commenting on each DT members blog. Winners will be announced Tuesday....

Don't forget to come back Monday for our First Challenge!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Would anyone want this?

With all the stuff going on I forgot about my Trade it Thursday for this month... I have gotten a couple of emails about the trade but havent heard back... So does anyone want it... I would love to trade anything for it.... email me or leave a comment..... click on the picture in the sidebar for information... 
Prima Trade

Sunday, May 29, 2011

So I started something new

I have started a new challenge blog called 

Today I announced the Design Team... tomorrow I will announce the June Guest Designer... the day after our June Sponsors and finally on the June 1st we will have our Kickoff Blog Hop....

June 6th will be our First Challenge!!!!!!!
Come join us for all the fun!!!!!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

I have done a ton of layouts this last week

First for Scrapfit you had to use the title Only You..... For my daughter her dog Pluto is her best friend.... 

 Next I know you have seen it in the Faith blog hop but I forgot to say that I used the sketch from Purple Pumpkin...
Next I used the monthly sketch over at Sweet Peach Crop Shop... I also used some petal pebbles that were part of my sponsor package from DCWV that I got from Cookin Up Creations.
I made a card from my scraps here it is
Finally I made this layout for using more supplies from DCVW their Kitchen Paper Pad and was for the Cookin Up Creations Sponsor Reveal... 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Faith Blog Hop

Hi everyone I am so excited to have you for the Faith Blog Hop sponsored by Paper Tree House Studio! You should have arrived here from  if you are following the hop. If not you can start at the beginning by going to My Paper Tree House blog....

I am really excited to one of the women involved in the hop this month.... it really is a blessing to be able to share my layout and faith with you!

There are a ton of prizes this month.... in order to qualify you will need to leave a comment on each blog and become a follower... Easy Peasy.... Want to know what you can win!
Here are our sponsors:

Paper Tree House Studio: Scrapbooking Kit (valued at $45)
Tombow: Amazing Adhesive Pack
Scrapbook News and Review: 1 year subscription to their magazine.
Punky Sprouts: Sweetie Album
Sweet Stamper: Stampin' Up Stamp Set

Now let's get the hop started! :)

As you probably already know our theme is the Proverbs 31 women... Oh I wish I was her.... with God's help I really strive to be like that.... Oh I fall short but I try... I want to be a good wife and mother so much.  I know that the time with my husband and daughter is short and I try embrace the moments.  My layout is called... Blessed and I use the verse.... Her children will arise and call her Blessed.  God has blessed with a little girl that daily tells me how much she loves... how special I am... and that I am the best mommy in the world.  Do you know how that feels.... it is touch from God to have our children call us Blessed!  I am so happy for this... Praise God for our children!

Your next stop is Chalese's Blog. Remember to leave a comment on this post if you want to be considered for one of the Grand Prizes. :)

Here is the line up one more time....

Paper Tree House Studio: www.mypapertreehouse.com
 Nana www.youniquereflections.blogspot.com
 Jessie www.scrapbookingmiami.blogspot.com
 Carrie http://carriewimbish.blogspot.com/
 Carolyn http://messmuddleandfun.blogspot.com/
 Diane http://dianemarra.typepad.com/
 Karel www.kareljcreations.com
 Jennifer www.createoften.blogspot.com
 Kari http://purplefuntastickcreations.com/
 Wendy http://wendyscrappings.blogspot.com/
  Nicole http://scrapmethis.blogspot.com
Chalese http://delectabledesigns-chalesek.blogspot.com/
 Candy www.sweetstamper.com
 Christel http://onescrappinsista.blogspot.com/
Lisa Peters:http://www.handmadewithlove-lisa.blogspot.com/

God's Blessings,

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Crop this Weekend

So there is a new kid in town... My Scrap's and More.... New Forum... Store... and blog!!!! This weekend they are having a crop... The founder's name is Tammi and she is a fantastic scrapper so it is so much fun to see all the greatness she is bring us!  Anyhow back to the crop... It is this weekend May 20th-22nd... there are going to be lots of fun prizes and tons of inspiration... so come on over and join up... Cant wait to see you....

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Layouts for Polka Dot Backdoor and this weeks Design Dollies Challenge

I seem to be in scrap funk.... I just dont seem to be very creative these days and feel that all my layouts look the same... I dont know what it is but I having a hard time scrapping.  Regardless I wanted to enter a layout for Polkdot Door Designs..... I made both of these layouts for the Polkadot Door Challenge.... You have until today to enter and you were suppose to be inspired by the following
Here is mine....

Next I created a layout as part of my DT work  for Design Dollies Challenge... This week we have a sketch challenge for you in the dollhouse.... This is the sketch that you need to use and here is my take on it.... Head on over to enter your own layout!!!!!  

The fun part of both these layouts is that I made the flowers out of my daughter's paintings... I also cut out a couple of the flags for the banner in the first layout... Karianne was really excited to see her painting turned into flowers....

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

I wanted to announce the winner

So I wanted to announce the winner of the RAK for the Cookin Up Creations blog hop....


Email me with your address and I will get your prize in the mail when I get back into town...

Monday, May 9, 2011

Dollie Challenge- Elements

This week at the dollhouse we want you to use something folded....  I just love this and if you look at many of my last layouts... I have been folding lots.... this time I took pp and folded it to make it look like a bit of lace.... and then layered on top of a real piece of lace.... I also folded a bow out of a dictionary page... fun fun fun... so head on over to Design Dollies to show off some of your folds... we would love to have you play along.... 

Thursday, May 5, 2011

May's Trade it Thursday

As promised I said that after my giveaway I would post a new Trade it Thursdays Swap...   If you never seen my swaps before basically I will picture what I have up for trade below and if you would like it just pull some things together and offer to trade... pretty easy... So let's see what I have...
Prima Trade

What do you get:
20 pieces of Prima pattern papers
3 Packages of Prima Canvas embroidered Tabs
1 Package of Prima Canvas Embroidered Tags
2 Packages of Prima Summer Singles Flowers (packages are opened)
1 package Prima Eline Flowers
1 set of Prima Clear Stamps
Small Assortment of Prima Paper flowers
10 Tim Holtz tickets

So do you want this? 
Basically just leave a comment with a description of your trade and link to a picture if that is possible.  The trades run from the first Thursday of the month to the last Thursday of the month. This trade will ship from Norway and you can choose to either ship to my Norway or California address.  Sometimes the shipping is only a 2 or 3 dollars more to ship it to me here in Norway and I really hate having to wait until I get back to Cali to get my package.   If you need more details you can check the link in my sidebar.  Any questions email me or leave a comment...
You can offer anything you would like for the trade!!!! Yes anything!  If you are wondering about some things that I would like... I am really into vintage embellishments, charms, dictionary or music pages, game pieces, labels....  I would love some flowers too... handmade flowers or Prima or basically any flowers are great!  Homemade embellishment are the best!  

Do you want to trade but this isnt your cup of tea... let me know what you are looking for (and what you have to trade)... I have a huge box of stuff set aside for Trade it Thursday... I can try to pull a trade together that you would like.... 

Don't forget if you are sporting my Trade It Thursday button you get a little something extra

This trade will ship from Norway and will end May 26th at 11:59pm PDT

everybody worldwide is welcomed!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Cookin Up Creations Blog Hop

Hi everyone 

I am so excited to have you here at  “Put Some SPRING In Your SCRAP!” Blog Hop,  by the Cookin' Up Creations Design Team. I get to be part of as the Guest Designer.... hooray so much fun!
You should have come from Barb's Blog....If not, and you would like to follow along the complete blog hop itinerary, start at the Cookin' Up Creations Blog here. http://cookinupcreations.blogspot.com/

Here is my Spring Layout...
I always think that Spring and Rain go hand in hand!

Now wouldnt you love to win some prizes!!!!
Please visit all six blogs on our Put Some SPRING In Your SCRAP! Blog Hop , and dont forget to leave a comment on each one – as well as the Cookin' Up Creations blog – 

We will then enter you  into our random drawing for the grand prize..... The blog hop continues through midnight Eastern time Friday, May 6.

But that is not all I have a RAK for one of you that leave a comment on my blog.... 

And don't miss our “Put Some SPRING In Your SCRAP” Cyber-Crop starting Friday, May 6 on the Cookin' Up Creations Forum and continuing through Sunday evening, May 8. You will find some awesome challenges and fun games; and maybe a prize or two. So put it on your calendar and celebrate SPRING and National Scrapbooking Day with us.

And now for your blog hop ….. please proceed to JO. Have a great day!


Here is the line up:

Start at Cookin' Up Creations blog – http://cookinupcreations.blogspot.com/ 

1. Cassy – http://happyscrappin-altereddiva.blogspot.com/ 
2. Jenny – http://www.zeldadog1.blogspot.com/ 
3. Tamara – http://scrappinsmiles-myblog.blogspot.com/ 
4. Barb – http://supermamascraps.blogspot.com/ 
5. Nicole – http://scrapmethis.blogspot.com/ 
6. Jo – http://joluty.blogspot.com/ 

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Crop Chef Winner

I dont know how I forgot to announce this but I did.... Guess who won the Crop Chef Competion over at Cookin Up Creations.... if you didnt get to see my work just scroll down and you can see all 6 entries.... Well it was a fast pace competition and was so much fun.... we voted on all the challenges for Fan Favorites... and I was blessed with winning a few times... in the end I had the most points so


I couldnt believe it.... Click here to head over to their blog.... They will be announcing me as Guest Designer for May!  I had to answer some interview questions so head on over to the blog learn a little more about me.....

Monday, May 2, 2011

Giveaway at Scrapping Everyday Miracles

I posted yesterday that I have started a new Challenge blog and I promised a really fabby giveaway.  So here it is.....
Head on over to Scrapping Everyday Miracles if you would like to with this....

Creative Imagination IOD Line Beloved
2 pieces of each double sided paper in the collection
1- Beloved Die Cut
1- Beloved Title 12x12 Sticker Sheet
1-Beloved frames 12x12 Sticker Sheet
2- My Minds Eye Love Transparencies
1- My Minds Eye Frame
1- Package Hedi Grace Brads
1- Adorn It Clear Stickers
1- Inkadinkado Love Stamps
1- Grant lowercase letter Stamps
7- Vintage Wine Labels
3- Mini Vellum Envelopes

Would you want to win all of that!  WOW! so head on over there right now to enter!!!!!  Giveaway ends May 31st

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Exciting News- Design Team Call

I am soooo excited to tell you all about the new challenge blog I am starting up... it will go live starting with a blog hop on June 1st.... which will include a ton of prizes that you can win...
But you dont have to wait until June to win a prize... tomorrow I will be posting a giveaway that you can enter right away... super cool huh?  Just in case you forget to head over there tomorrow I will make another post tomorrow announcing it.... WHEW!

Anyhow so the blog is called Scrapping Everyday Miracles.... Here is what we are all about...

We are an inspiration challenge blog... we want to encourage you to look at what God is doing in your life and scrap about it. He has blessed us with such wonderful talents and we should glorify Him with them....   We bet that most people are experiencing God every day and never even notice. Each challenge will not only cause people to focus on those little things but will always have a scrap twist...  getting people to try the newest and funnest scrapbooking techniques and products. We are going to have a lot of FUN and in the process focus on God's everyday miracles!

We are looking to fill a couple more spaces in the Design Team so here is the info if you would like apply....
Scrapping Everyday Miracles Design Team Call
2 layouts per month (Challenges go live 1st and 3rd Monday of each month)
2 blog posts per month
Participation in any events such as blog hops, crops, etc.
Promote Scrapping Everyday Miracles on your blog and any online forums that allow it.

What you will get
Free products from sponsors to use in your 2 layouts per month
Your work displayed on the blog as well as a picture and a link to your personal blog
At the end of your term you will receive a thank you RAK

If you would like to apply please send an email to scrappingeverydaymiracles@yahoo.com
Please include:
A little bit about yourself... who you are, where you live, etc
Share a little bit about what God is doing in your life
Why you would like to be on the design team
2 projects 
link to your blog

Deadline for applying is May 15th and you will be notified right away of the results.... The blog will go live the first of June.... Applicants from all over the world are welcome to apply...

Any questions or to apply please email scrappingeverydaymiracles@yahoo.com

Dollies Challenge- Colors

Hi guys so this week at design dollies it is a color challenge which many of you know is the hardest for me... anyhow we had to use the colors blue, pink, white and brown... head over to the challenge blog if you would like to join in... you can possibly win a really cool prize!
So the giveaway is on its way to South Africa... huh?  Well that is because I picked a winner and it was


Email me with your address and I will get it in the mail to you right away... I will be back later today with more layouts and some fun news!!!!