Friday, June 27, 2014

June Blog Hop with {Practical Scrappers}

Scrappin' Our Stash Blog Hop 
June edition

Hope everyone is having a great day today!  We have a great blog hop for you at Practical Scrappers - the design team is such a creative group!!

Here’s my entry for this month’s blog hop - our son’s marching band’s program this year was entitled “Trilogy” and featured several soloists and grand flags toward the end of the program.  They took #1 in the State at the ABODA State Marching Band Championships.

I really love the chippies from Creative Embellishments - and - joy of joys - I have learned how to work with them (finally!).  I cover each piece with gesso - let it dry and then apply either Mr. Huey’s Mists or stamp ink or even paint from my kids’ craft kits.

This is one of my favorite chip pieces that they carry

Want to win a bit of scrappy stash of your own?  
I have several CE pieces up for grabs you just need to become a follower and leave a comment.  
One lucky winner will be chosen next week Friday.  
I can only ship to scrappy pals who live in the United States or Canada.

Next stop on the hop is Suzanna 

Have a great day and enjoy the hop!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Long Jump {SWAT Drill #34 Happy Feet}

Our latest Drill at SWAT is:  “Happy Feet”.  The rules are simple just create a Layout featuring happy feet! With or without shoes :)

My daughter was in track and field this school year and she did an amazing job improving her running times and her distance in the long jump.  She’s a petite girl but she can RUN and she can JUMP.  You will notice that I have chipboard letters from Creative Embellishments.  They even do custom orders!

Be sure to stop by SWAT and share your happy feet with us!

This month we Have an amazing sponsor!  One lucky winner will win a $20 Gift Card to shop at......

Make sure you hop on over for tons of amazing inspiration challenges and lots of fabulous products!! 

Make sure you let them know who sent you :)

Have a scrappy-happy day - as we welcome the first official day of summer ... (sing it like Olaf from "Frozen").

Monday, June 16, 2014

"Summer Lovin'" {PGCB #58}

Happy Monday!  Its my turn to host a PGCB Challenge.  

Summer is now in full swing and I keep singing summer songs.  Just to give you an idea of how “vintage” I can be - I think of “Summer Lovin’” from the musical GREASE.  Yes, we had to get the movie and watch it after spending the afternoon in the pool.  Great stuff!

So ... here’s the challenge:  Use a summer song in your title or your journaling. 

My daughter had her friends over for a pool party and they had the best time!  I just love listening to them screaming, laughing, singing and splashing.  They really do know how to have fun.

Be sure to link up your creations on our blog.  Have a great day!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

A Selfie or Two {SWAT Drill #33}

Today's challenge at S.W.A.T. is to create a layout or other wonderful artwork that uses a "Selfie" picture.

I really do not like to take my picture or to have anyone else take my picture so that is one of those projects that I've been thinking about and procrastinating.  Finally, I settled on the fact that I really do need to create a page about myself and I'm going to add a bit to it - personalize it with some of my thoughts about myself - but that's for my eyes and written on a pull out tag:

Here are a few fun facts that I would love to share with you:
1.  I have not watched television at all in 12 1/2 years - yes, we own a TV but we only watch movies occasionally that are checked out from the public library.
2.  I really like my glasses.  I've worn contacts before - but I really like the way that glasses frame my face.
3.  I do not color my hair.  What you see is what you get.  Proverbs 16:31 - look it up and you will see another reason why I don't color my hair.
4.  I love vintage "stuff" - we have two working rotary dial phones in our house.  I love how they sound when ringing.
5.  There are lots of things that I wish were different about my looks - but I have to be content with who I am.  I have a husband who enjoys watching me when I stir the gravy.  My kids know that they are to blame for the shape my body has taken since their births.
6.  I am a wife, mother, teacher, and a friend to many.
7.  I love to volunteer my time, talents, and energy for others.
8.  I still sew and make things from scratch.
9.  I love my family more than anything in this world.
10.  I love My Savior more than anything in all of life.

Have a great day and I really do hope that you are inspired to create a layout that focuses on you.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Blog Hop Winner {Practical Scrappers}

Good morning!  Today is National Running Day - while I am not a devoted runner, my husband sure is.  He will run in the heat of the afternoon as I bike along with him.  I'm the water girl, the encourager, the conversationist ... but not the runner.  Yesterday, we celebrated our 19th Anniversary.  Its supposed to be a theme of "Bronze" - so in typical fashion - we both stuck to that theme.  I received beautiful roses and a bird bath for the backyard as well as bronzing lotion so that I don't get too sunburned, bronze nail polish and bronze powder.  He was also the recipient of some bronzing materials:  bronzing sun screen and a lounge chair for the pool deck so that he can bronze and relax.  {yes...we are kinda silly...but I really love him and the goofiness!}

I finally made a card for him - I make a lot of cards, but never for my honey (or so he says!):

Let's get to the exciting reason for today's post:  the winner from Scrapping Our Stash blog hop with Practical Scrappers is:

Blogger Bobbi Smith said...
What a great page I love the distressing and the doodling!
May 30, 2014 at 5:08 PM 
Send me an email with your address and I'll get your scrappy-happy prize sent out.  You can email me at scrappin @ q {dot} com