Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Challenge #12 ~ Blogging

I love to go and read everyone's blogs. It is a great way to get to know everyone and take a peak into thier creative and personal life. I love to meet your children, see your homes, and get glimpses of what makes you tick.
I find inspiration in your creations. Your layouts, your cards and your altered items always make me smile.
But.... I want to meet you. I want to see you.

Challenge #12:
This is an easy challenge. I would like you to blog an introduction. A brief "who I am" and I would like to see a picture of you as well. If you don't have a blog you can email me your mini bio and pic at thynner5@yahoo.ca . Please email me a link to your blog or post it below.
You will earn.... 2 ballots for the draw. One for you mini bio and one for your picture!!

Due Date: March 31st - midnight
Draw Date: April 1st

Happy Blogging!


Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Favorite Photo ~ Challenge #11

How often have you snapped a photo and when you've seen it you are blown away. Is it because of the composition? The color? The clarity? Or is it so clear and so perfect that it makes you catch your breath.

I did the following layout for Mon Ame Memories using my DT kit. I used one of those photos that captures the essence of my daughter. Her very soul seems to showing in this photo. Emmy looks so grown up and mature. So beautiful, so graceful. When I loaded this photo on my computer I was literally stunned at how beautiful it was.

Challenge: I would like to see you use your favorite photo or photos in a layout. Then email it to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for this month's blog prize. Please put Thynner bog in the subject line.

Keep checking the blog for some more chances to earn ballots. Don't forget that everyone who is signed in as a follower also receives a ballot for the draw.... every month!
Due Date: March 31st
Draw Date: April 1st
Happy Scrapping!


Thursday, March 26, 2009

Challenge #10 ~ Sketch

How about a nice and simple challenge for you. I have this great sketch I would like to share with you.

Here is the layout I did for Scrapdango using my Sugar Kit. I really loved how the Scribble Scrabble papers made this photo of Emmy just POP off the page. The colors really are amazing.

Challenge #10:
Use this sketch as the foundation for your next layout and email it to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for the monthly draw. A great Chatterbox Prize Pack from Scrapshotz!! Please put "Thynner Blog" in the subject line.

Due Date: March 31st
Draw Date: April 1st
Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

weScrap DT Boot Camp

It's official!! I hope you will try out for the mission!**

Hop on over to the weScrap Recruitment Office to sign in!


Lots of News....

I have some cool things to share with everyone today.

First of all it will be a fun-filled and busy weekend for me. My fellow DT's at Mon Ame have put together a Spring Crop:

I will also be found at Art Freckles this weekend for their first crop. This is a charming, friendly site and I hope you'll find time to see me there and at Mon Ame. They are both great sites and we will have tons of fun.

I also want all my scrappy girlfriends to know of a fun contest that Ally and I put together at weScrap. It is called DT Boot Camp. We are looking for a new girl to join us on the Design Team at weScrap. I'll post the detail tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Check This Out!! ~ Challenge #10

I feel so special right now. My friend Michelle scraplifted my Caught layout. She used the same photo as I did. The "bad" boy in the photo happens to be her cute son, Cameron. We had so much fun on our little adventure.
Here is the cute layout she did. I love the way she mixed up all the font styles with her letters and the use of the skull and crossbones fits so well with the theme of the layout. I also love the cool Bo Bunny papers she used. Great job Michelle and thanks again.

Challenge # 10:

I think it's time for a scraplift challenge. I would like to see everyone scraplift any layout on my blog, in my slideshow (located at the bottom of my blog) or any of the March Challenge layouts. I am going to do this as well. I will chose a layout that is in the March Slideshow to scraplift and post it tomorrow.

Email me your scraplifted layout and give reference to the original. Just say who the original layout belongs to. Send it to thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for this month's Chatterbox Blog Prize. Yummy... doesn't begin to describe this prize. Please put "Thynner Blog" in the subject line.

Due Date: March 31st
Draw Date: April 1st
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Lighter Side ~ Challenge #9

When I look at my pages that I create I almost always smile. They feature my girls, all sweet and adorable. Every picture has a story behind it and that is what I like to portray in my layouts.

What about the ones that make you laugh. A funny photo or a funny story?? I like to capture the humour in everyday life as well.
Here is my first DT layout for Mon Ame Memories. I loved the colors in the March Kit. Sorry girls.... this kit is officially sold out. I was so lucky. When I opened my kit I knew right away what photo I was going to scrap first.

Here are Emmy, DD and their good friend Cameron. We were out during March Break for an adventure. We drove around, took pictures and laughed alot. My friend Michelle captured this fun photo against an amazing wall. The colors were perfect. Love all the texture in the photo. Great pic Michelle!!


Show me the lighter side of your life. Scrap a funny moment that happened in your life either to you or a loved one. What has made you laugh lately?? Scrap that. Or if you have a funny photo that makes you chuckle, then scrap that. Just showcase something funny. At least something that's funny to you. :)
Email it to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for this week's blog prize. I have a great Chatterbox set loaded with beautiful new Chatterbox. It is such a stunning collection. You'll love it.
Due Date: March 31
Draw Date: April 1st
Happy Scrapping!

Friday, March 20, 2009

Challenge #8 ~ Spring it On

I loved being able to feel the sun on my face this week and walk around with a light sweater. I was able to wear my running shoes outside and not have to lug on my boots and my heavy coat. I am more than ready for spring now.
I had just received my kit from Scrapdango and when I opened it I immediately thought how the colors reminded me of Spring. Here is the first layout I did. It features Paige. This photo was taken a couples summers ago. I was on the phone for a while with a friend long distance. I was sitting on the patio. I could hear the girls laughing and giggling in the house. I glanced up when they came out of the house. Paige was all dressed up in a princess gown and a pretty flower necklace. She had let her sisters put on some make-up and nail polish on her. She was so thrilled and happy. I grabbed my camera and took this great shot of her.

Challenge #8:

I would like to see some spring colors on your next card or layout. Show me the some pretty greens, pinks, purples and/or yellows. It about time we broke out those lovely colors that remind us of green grass and pretty flowers.
Email your creation at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for this month's awesome prize. A complete kit from Scrapshotz featuring the brand new Chatterbox release. It is such a pretty and fantastic prize to win!
Due Date: March 31st
Draw Date: April 1st
Happy Scrapping!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day ~ Challenge #7

I may not be Irish but I know how to appreciate a holiday. Any excuse to celebrate is a good one. It's also alot of fun to use green food coloring in your eggs for breakfast.
According to Wikipedia: Saint Patrick's Day is celebrated worldwide by the those of Irish descent and increasingly by non-Irish people (usually in New Zealand, Australia, and North America). Celebrations are generally themed around all things Irish and, by association, the colour green. Both Christians and non-Christians celebrate the secular version of the holiday by wearing green, eating Irish food and/or green foods, imbibing Irish drink (such as Irish stout, Irish Whiskey or Irish Cream) and attending parades.
I hope you find some time to enjoy being green. Have a drink, color your food and wear a silly hat.
Challenge #7:
See that great St Patrick's Day image above. I was drawn to the colors in it. It is such a pretty image and I can see so much potential for a layout. Use that image as inspiration for your next layout or card. Then, email it to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for this month's amazing prize of the newest Chatterbox and Artsilicious goodies!! Please put Thynner Blog Challenge in your subject line.
Due Date: March 31st
Draw Date: April 1st
Happy Scrapping!

Monday, March 16, 2009

CCAS Guest Designer ~ Challenge #6

Some of you may not know that my friend Ally and I run the CCAS blog. It is a great resource of information.
Have you ever wanted to be a Creative Chick and share your creativity with others? Now here's your chance to apply for a guest position on the CCAS blog.
How to Apply:
1. You must put a link on your blog to the CCAS blog and showcase the site in some way to help advertise all the cool things here.
2. You must submit one layout based on a Sunday sketch featured during March, one layout based on one the challenges during the month March and one tip that is scrapbook related to be posted on the blog.
Your guest designer requirements will include:
- Monday: Posting a challenge with an example.
- Tuesday: Post a scrapbook related tip or two.
- Wednesday: Post a word of the day with an example of the word used on a page or card.
- Thursday: Post a tutorial for a scrapbook related project. This does not need to be a large project.
- Friday: Posting a link to one of your favourite free font sites. Example is optional.
- Saturday: Share your favourite site or blog with the CCAS readers.
We are looking to fill one week positions for April (week 6th - 11th), April (week 27th – May 2), May (week 11th – 16th) and June (week 1st - 6th).
Due Date: April 1
Email all 3 of your submissions along with your name, location and a link to your personal blog to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca with “CCAS Guest Designer” in the subject line.
As part of becoming a guest designer and a Creative Chick, you will receive a small scrapbook related gift as a thank you for sharing work and you and your blog will be showcased on the CCAS blog site.
Ally and I look forward to receiving your applications! Good luck!
Challenge #6:
Visit the CCAS blog and post a three comments and email me at thynner5@yahoo.ca or link below. You will earn one ballot for my draw. No cheating... I'll be checking for your comments.
Due Date: March 31
Draw Date: April 1st

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Challenge # 6~ Sketch Puzzle

Once again I found an amazing sketch from Ally on her So Sketchy Blog. Whenever you want a sketch to work with, head over to her blog. She has both layout and card sketches. Her DT is really talented as well.

Click on the links below to solve the sketch puzzle. Please note that they are both of the SAME sketch. One is just easier than the other.

If you have any troubles solving or printing the sketch email me at thynner5@yahoo.ca and I will send you the sketch to work with.
Solve the sketch puzzle (or email your sketch request) and create a layout based on this sketch. email it to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for this months blog prize.
Due Date: March 31st
Draw Date: April 1st

Bonus: Ally also has a prize up for grabs this month. You can also email your layout to her at sosketchy@live.com Please make sure that when you send your layout to Ally that you keep the size of your image to below 150kB. Please include your name and title of your creation. Please identify what sketch numbers you used for your creations. (#7)

BLOG PRIZE: I have been lucky to get my hands on the new Chatterbox papers and Artsylicious embellies. Thanks to Sandy at Scrapshotz for all her help with this month's blog prize. She was also responsible for last month's Basic Grey Papers. She tracked down the Paper pack for me when they were sold out and I couldn't find any. She is an awesome person and her kit club is fantastic.
Again... another $50.00 value. Take a look at some of the peeks from the Chatterbox website.

Happy Scrapping!


Friday, March 13, 2009

Challenge # 5 ~ Journal

One of the things I don't do enough of on my layouts is journal. Not just a quick little note or a quote but to write something with meaning. I usually just post a meaningful quote or a quick little something to remind me of who, what or where. I find it hard to journal with feeling. Not sure why but I want to start to journal more on my layouts.

Here is a layout I did of DD when we gathered for our first family picnic after my dear father-in-law passed away. It was such a beautiful day. The sun was shining, the little ones were all playing and all of the family was there. The sprinkler was going and we even had water balloons. The kids all had their bathing suits on and were laughing and playing.

I caught DD sitting on the bench in the gazebo. She looked so sad and pensive. After I took her picture, I sat down and asked her why she was so sad. She told me it was because her Papa wasn't there and she didn't want to play. She was just too sad.

Here is my layout using that picture I took that way and journaling to remember the moment:

Challenge:I would like to see you include some meaningful journaling on your next creation. Email it to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for this month's blog prize draw.

Wanna know what the prize is this month?? I'll post details tomorrow. I am really excited about this one.

Due Date: March 31st
Draw Date: April 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Scrapdango Design Team Call

Scrapdango is looking for enthusiastic artists to join its Design Team. Scrapdango is a monthly scrapbook kit club with exciting scrapbook kits and products from leading manufacturers. If you love scrapbooking and want to be on our Design Team, then please apply.
Design Team Applications are due no later than midnight March 28th, 2009. Announcements will be made shortly after this. Our new designers will cover a six-month term beginning in April 2009.
I have been lucky enough to be a part of the Scrapdango DT family for awhile now. It really is a great community full of talented and enthusiastic members. Please join me and check out the call and the site! Scrapdango Dt Call

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Challenge #4 ~ The Three B's

I have decided that I am officially sick and tired of the weather!! It has literally rained for almost five days. It is so grey and dismal. It has been hard to get out of bed in the morning since the clocks sprang forward because it is still dark out at that time. Then.... because of the rain, it stays dark.

I want things to brighten up. I want to see the colors of spring. I want to smell the flowers as they bloom and grow. I want to see the happy smilie faces on my children's pretty faces. That's not too much to ask for..... right??
In the meantime, I can scrap. That always puts a smile on my face. I can use bright colors, bold prints and big flowers. Here is one of my very favorite layouts of Paige that using the three b's:

Use the three B's to make your next creation. make something bright, bold and have something big on it. Then email me at thynner5@yahoo.ca your creation to earn a ballot for the monthly draw. I have a stunning array of goodies in store for you!
Due Date: March 31st
Draw Date: April 1st
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Challenge #3 ~ Use Your Stash

I am learning that it's not good to buy up all the new releases when you have so many sitting in boxes and cupboards in your house. I am trying desperately to organize and purge my supplies. I have come across some amazing paper lines that just get stuck on the bottom of my ever growing pile of papers.

I decided to use the papers that I juts had to have and didn't get around to using. Like this S.E.I. paper called Winnie's Walls. I looked everywhere for it and was thrilled when I got my hands on it. I kept looking at it and thinking just how it's too pretty to use... yet!! Then new papers came and it slowly got lost in the shuffle.

Here is the resulting layout of Paige and her sweet smile.

Quote reads: "Everytime you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person. A beautiful thing." ~ Mother Teresa

Challenge: I would like you to find some papers you have laying around that is at least a year old. If you have paper that's at least 2 years old you will receive 2 ballots. For paper that's at least 3 years old... you will receive 3 ballots!! Fun eh??

Email it to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca and put thynner blog in the subject line. Please indicate in the email what papers you used so I can make sure you get the right amount of ballots for the amazing blog draw!

Due Date: March 31st
Draw Date: April 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Saturday, March 7, 2009

Mark Your Calendars!!

I hope you will join me and the rest of the Design Team at Mon Ame Memories for a Spring Fling Crop. We have lots of fun in store for everyone and prizes too!!


Friday, March 6, 2009

Challenge #2 ~ Recipe

It's time to cook up a layout. I love recipe challenges. I love making them just as much as I do putting one together.

I made the following layout for a Scrap Me Up Challenge at Scrapdango. The DT were asked to create a layout for a member using their favorite pictures. I got sooooo lucky and received some darling pictures from Lisa Watson (pictures2pages). They are of her sweet son, Cameron and some dirt!!!

Quote reads: "In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt." ~ Margaret Atwood.
Challenge: Recipe
3 photos
2 circles
2 patterned papers
1 ribbon
1 word title
Please email your creation to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca and put Thynner Blog in the subject line. You will earn a ballot for the monthly prize. I will post the prize details on the weekend. It is awesome.
Due Date: March 31st
Draw Date: April 1st
Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

A Cool Contest ~ Challenge #1

My good friend Lucy has a cool contest on her sketch blog. Scrapdango has generously donated a February kit as the prize!! Carrie is so sweet and generous!! When you get a chance check out the kits for this month. The last few have sold out!!

I plan on using this great sketch this weekend. I will post my layout after I have done it.

I would like you to hop over to Lucy's blog and create a layout using her sketch. You can then send it to her for a chance to win her lovely prize and also email a copy to me to earn a ballot for my monthly blog prize draw!! You can email me at thynner5@yahoo.ca and please put Thynner Blog in the subject line!

Due Date: March 31st
Draw Date: April 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Monday, March 2, 2009

February Blog Winner

This is one of my favorite parts of having this blog. I love when i write down all the names and cut them out. My girls have so much fun folding them and helping out as well.

Can you believe that we hit over 100 ballots this month!! You girls truly are amazing and an inspiration not only to me but to eachother as well.
Emmy was my helper this time. I told her to go and brush her hair and grab my camera BUT... she was too excited to waste her time on her hair and just covered it up with a hat!!! She gets that from her Dad!
We placed all the ballots into a hat and she swirled them around.

She then reached in and grabbed a ballot.

This month's Blog Prize winner is........................................

CONGRATS Jennifer Cassista!!!

Please email me your address at thynner5@yahoo.ca so that I cna mail out your amazing Basic Grey Marakech Prize Pack.

I be starting of this month's challenges tomorrow. Get your scrappy space ready!


Sunday, March 1, 2009

A Happy Girl

I have some fun news to share with everyone. I received word today that I have been selected as DT Assistant Coordinator for Mon Ame Memories!! It is a sweet and charming site out of California. It has a great family atmosphere and I am really excited for this opportunity. I have an amazingly talented bunch of girls to work with. I am really pumped for this opportunity.

I have to admit that I was so depressed today because my term at The Scrapping Bug was done as my term with Lucy at My Sketchworld Blog. I woke up feeling a little empty today and I am going to bed overjoyed!! I sure am a Lucky Girl!!

Hop on over to Mon Ame and visit me there. Don't forget to let them know that Tara sent you.

Look out for the winner to be drawn tomorrow!!