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Friday, June 29, 2012

Chipboard Winner!

Thank you to everyone that participated in the drawing. The winner is... EllenBee! Congratulations, I hope you enjoy creating with your new stash. :)

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Summer Fresh = Summer Fun

I started scrapping July 4th, 2011 photos last year but never finished them. I just couldn't get into a groove, but it's all good because along came the Summer Fresh collection from Simple Stories along with Cocoa Daisy's June kit. ♥ This collection captures the essence of my photos with it's simple, fun designs with a homespun feel. The first two layouts are a mishmosh of My Mind's Eye, Jenni Bowlin, Studio Calico...
The following layout was created from the 6/24/12 Sunday Sketch at I used a blank tag and embossed with a Cuttlebug folder. I then used Distress Ink to highlight the stars. I think it's my favorite thing on the layout!
I love using WRMK divided page protectors. It's a great way to add lots of photos with touches of scrappy products.
It was such a beautiful day -- we had just set up for lunch outside and a huge thunderstorm came rolling through (of course.) We opened up the barn and took the party inside. You may think the fireworks pics are from our local show but you would be mistaken -- yes, my dear husband is responsible for the pyrotechnic extravaganza! Here's to waiting a whole year to finish a group of photos. Thank you, Simple Stories, for coming to my rescue. Wishing you all a fun-filled summer!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Chipboard, Anyone?

I have amassed quite a chipboard collection over the years and it was definitely time to purge. Therefore, I have another giveaway! If you would like to enter the drawing, just follow me and leave a comment on this post! Thanks and good luck! **Only contiguous U.S. residents are eligible due to shipping costs.** The drawing will be Friday, June 29th!

Friday, June 22, 2012

We have a winner!

First of all, thank you to everyone that participated, it's been a fun week on my blog! I did this the old-fashioned way -- I had my daugher pull a name from a hat (well, a bowl.) The winner is... **** MelissaJune 18, 2012 9:35 AM Oooh, I love purging! Not scrap supplies, but any other closet in this house is fair game. LOL. Thanks for the great giveaway, so nice of you! **** Congratulations, Melissa! I'm still purging, so stay tuned, I'll have another giveaway in a few weeks. Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Only 2 more days...

Until my giveaway! I added a few more items to the box... To enter the drawing, just follow me and leave a comment! Thanks for playing along! **Please note, only U.S. residents eligible for drawing.**

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Peeps & a Coonskin Cap

Easter morning I'm ready and waiting with my camera to capture my Daughter's first glimpse of her basket. I'm the one that got a big surprise... she came in with her coonskin cap from Pigeon Forge. I had to laugh because it was so cute and unexpected. Now comes the hard part -- how to scrap Easter pics and tie Coonie (her name for her cap) into the layout. Along comes Cocoa Daisy's June kit with My Minds' Eye (Miss Caroline), Pink Paislee's Prairie Hill and some Simple Stories thrown into the mix. This was the perfect paper combo to tie Peeps and a coonskin cap together. Here is the layout... I love when the unexpected challenge turns out to be a favorite layout. If you haven't had a chance, be sure to enter my giveaway (drawing is 6/22/12) here.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Kings Island Revisited

Growing up in Indiana, my favorite amusement park was Kings Island. I still remember the first time I rode the Racer... I screamed & cried the whole way and when it was over, I wanted to ride it again. Fast forward 40 years and I'm riding the Racer with my husband and two children. What a surreal and wonderful experience! I just had to share some pics from our special day... Even though the park has changed over the years, I still felt the magic when seeing the Eiffel Tower. Now I can pass the torch down to my children, I'm afraid the next time I go back, I may not be able to handle the Agressive Thrill rides! :) I may not be scrapping, but we're having some fun - thanks for stopping by!