Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wanna Have Some Fun in July???

Come and join me in celebrating one of our sponsors 1st Birthday!! Happy Birthday Mon Ame Memories. Congrats Cady on your first anniversary!


Monday, June 29, 2009

Sponsor Spotlight ~ My Sketchworld

One of my dear friends has a great sketch blog and a new forum that I love!! Lucy started her sketch blog not too long ago and it has grown so much that she had to start up a forum. She has two layout design teams as well as a card team. I am lucky enough to not only have her as a friend but I work with her at weScrap and design for her as well.

She has generously donated a RAK to one lucky winner for my Blog Celebration!! Thanks so much Lucy! You rock chica!

She is currently having a Design Team Search!! Here are the details:

My Sketch World DT Call

Do you have a passion for scrapbooking? Do you love to create cards? Do you love Sketches? Then send in your application! We are looking for layout and card sketch designers for My Sketch World.
Submissions are from June 15, 2009 to July 10, 2009 The names of the new designers will be posted on July 15, 2009 on the blog First reveal of their work with new sketches will be August 1, 2009
You must me registered at My Sketch World Forum before you send in the application and we would like to get to know you during the call
Please include this with your creations:
MSW username
Email Address
Blog Link
Online Gallery links
Resume or list
Please Send us : 4 of your favorite layouts or cards that is based by my sketches. They don’t have to be new.
The Design Team will be required to: Must have a blog to post your creations and events that will be going on at MSW Complete 1 or 2 layouts/cards per month using my sketches that I provide
Host a DT Challenge every other month during your term
Participate in our crops
Participate in Message Board and DT blog discussions on a regular basis
Leave praise in the gallery
Post your DT creations on galleries and blogs throughout the web, whenever possible
Help moderate the MB and alert the Admin if you find anything inappropriate
Post our Design Team Blinkie in your signatures where permitted and also on your blog
This is a Term is for 6 months position from August 2009 until January 2010
Please send your creations and information to Lucy at mysketchworld@gmail.com

She is also having a great contest right now for both card makers and layout makers. Check out the details of The recipe of the Heart Contest on the blog: My Sketchworld Blog

Go to the forum and introduce yourself. - one ballot
If you are already a member - one ballot
Find the name of the current sponsor - one ballot
Send me the list of the card designers - one ballot
Send the list of Team A Designers - one ballot
Send me the list of Team B designers - one ballot
Check out the Quotes of the Day. Chose one to use on you7r next layout or card - 2 ballots

Happy Scrapping~


Challenge #29 ~ Fringe

I really love the look of fringe on a layout. In the following layout I cut a one inch trip of striped paper. I then cut along the lines, leaving a 1/4 inch border all along the length. I then used my fingernail to curl some of the strips to add dimension. After I was satisfied, I attached it to my layout and added some ribbon.

Make your own fringe out of paper or fabric. Email it to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for the draw!! Look for another sponsor posted tonight.
Due Date: June 30th
Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Sponsor Spotlight ~ Scrapbook Star

I have a wonderful site to share with you today. I have been over at Scrapbook Star for awhile now and I was thrilled when Samantha sent me an awesome RAK for my blog. She was very generous and sent in a Cosmo Cricket Blackboard album, a 6x6 paper pack and some great gems!!

Scrapbook Star is based out of Montreal and offer the latest and greatest scrapbooking supplies. She seems to get everything in before most other store. She rocks.

Thanks Sam for the wonderful RAK!

1. Go on over and introduce yourself. make sure you tell them that Tara sent you. - 1 ballot
If you are already a member - 1 ballot
2. Tell me who is on the current DT - 1 ballot
3. Check out the Dt Challenges. Chose one to do - 3 ballots

Email me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to collect your ballots.

Due Date: June 30th
Draw Date: July 1st


Thursday, June 25, 2009

Challenge #27 ~ Hide It

This is a simple challenge to do. It just so happens that one of the first things I learned when I started out scrapping was how to hide your journaling. I never used to feel comfortable expressing my thoughts directly on my layout and I was constantly hiding my journaling behind my photos. Most of the time I just made simple tags, other times I would use hinges and hide my journaling behind a photo.
Here is a layout I completed where I wrote on a tag and slipped it behind a photo of Paige.

Challenge: Find a spot on your next layout to hide your journaling. Email me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for this months 9 sponsored prizes!!
Due Date: June 30th
Draw Date: July 1st
Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Challenge #27 ~ Big & Little

I had alot of fun last week working with a sketch that my friend Tina made for Lets Capture Our Memories. Her sketch was so pretty and as soon as I saw it I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.

Here is the layout I made. It features some cute pics I took of Paige a few years ago. I just love how innocent she looks in them. Notice the small photo on the right??

**If you are free tonight and want to scrap, hop on over to Let's Capture Our Memories for a One Hour Sketch Challenge. I hope to be there to play. See you at 8pm AST. (That's 7pm for us EST gals.)

Challenge: I would like for you to create a page with one big photo and one small photo. What an easy challenge. Email your creation to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for the big celebration draw. Remember that I have 9 sponsors this month.

Due Date: June 30th
Draw Date: July 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Monday, June 22, 2009

Challeng # 26 ~ Sketch Puzzle

I know how much you like doing these sketch puzzles and I couldn't be happier. I love making for you!

The following if a sketch for Lets Capture Our Memories. It is a great new site where I have made some great East Coast Buddies. (Hi girls). They have a great new sketch blog. Check it out when you need some scrappy inspiration! I just had the best time playing Bingo with my girlfirends there. Watch out for the cucumbers. LOL

Here is a medium version and a hard one. They are both of the same sketch!

Medium Version

Hard Version

If you have any problems printing this sketch off just send me an email at: thynner5@yahoo.ca and I will send you the sketch. Please put: “Thynner Blog Sketch” in the subject line.

Complete the sketch puzzle and use it as the foundation for your next layout. Then email it to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for one of the 9 sponsored prizes!!

Due: June 30th
Draw Date: July 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day & Challenge # 25

Happy Father's Day to all the great Dad's out there. I was just thinking that I should have taken my camera with me to supper with my Dad for a photo. Blond moment. I love and adore my Dad and I am the luckiest girl in the world to have been adopted and have him as a father.

Here is my darling hubby, Steve and my sweet girls. They adore their Dad. One of the reasons I fell in love with him was how he treated his niece, Becky. I just knew right away that he would make an amazing Dad and I was right.

I would like to see you make a layout of either your Dad and you or of your significant other and your children. A photo of your child(ren) and someone they call "Dad" or of you and your Dad.
Email it to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for the draw.

BONUS: Post a message to your Dad or something about your Dad on your blog. You will earn a ballot for this bonus challenge. Just post the blog link below. If you don't have a blog them you can email it to me.

Due Date: June 30th
Draw Date: July 1st

Challenge #24 ~ Art Challenge

I wish I could fill my house up with lots of wonderful art pieces. BUT... I can't really afford it especially with this scrapping addiction I already have.

I do like to go through the Internet and check out different art pieces. I have even been inspired to create a layout based on something I have seen.

I came across this particular cool art this morning and I am inspired by various elements it has in it.


Use this piece of art as inspiration for your next layout or card. There are so many different elements to it that you could use. I plan on creating a layout based on it tomorrow. I already have it floating around in my head.

Email your creation to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for one of the amazing sponsored prizes this month,

Due Date: June 30th
Draw Date: July 1st

I will be posting another great sponsor tomorrow.

Happy Scrapping!


Friday, June 19, 2009

Challenge #23 ~ Manufacturer Mixup

Here is a fun little challenge for you. Below is a list of mixed up words. They are all Scrapbooking Manufacturers. All you need to do is unscramble them:

1. enequ nda moancpy
2. ikgamn omemseir
3. nikp seilape
4. cemiarna rfatsc
5. toebrco fronnoeta
6. miarp
7. aserki raftc
8. ob nubyn
9. mocso cektirc
10. terca prepa
11. yisda ekutcb
12. ncfya nsatp
13. nbielalji upos
14. telitl lewloy ylieccb
15. ym disnm yee
16. nijne iwnlbo
17. iseamsl nerscfa
18. tedretat egslan
19. ehert usgb ni a gru
20. brsewtes egspa

I tried to keep them easy and in the right places. I hate frying my brain on the ones that are all mixed up and squished together. Oy... those hurt my head.

Challenge: Unscramble the words and email them to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca. Everyone who sends them in will earn a ballot for the big prize draw. BUT... I had the everyone pick a number before they left this morning. The people who send thiers in and are the following people will earn 3 ballots:

The first person, the third person, the seventh person, the ninth person and the twelth person.

Have fun and good luck!


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Challenge #22 ~ Paint It

I love to use paint on my layouts. I even line and distress my photos with paint. I add paint to my embellies and I have even made a whitewash on paper I found to be too loud for my layout.

In this layout I stripped down some cardboard. You all should know by now that I love cardboard. I then used two shades of paint, white and teal. When I was done I wanted to give it that little something extra so I sprayed it with my fav Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.... in Pearl. This is a must have for every scrapper out there. It adds just a great, subtle shine and shimmer. I also used it on the butterflies I made for the layout.
Here is the layout I did of Paige. She is such a sweet, goofy girl. Always making me laugh and smile everyday.

Does it kind of look a little familiar??? It is my scraplift layout. I told you I was planning on doing one. I lifted a great layout by Tara Orr. Here is her version:

Congrats to Tara because she earns a ballot for the scraplift. Several of you have done the scraplift challenge and earned a ballot for a fellow scrapper. How cool is that???
Challenge: I would like you to paint on your layout somewhere and ad some shimmer, glitter or bling. Email your creation to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for one of the many 9 sponsored prizes!!
Happy Scrapping!


Bingo Winner

WOW... that was so much fun. I loved hosting Blog Bingo. I hope to see more people doing them. I'd lvoe to play one. :)
I am pleased to announce that we have a winner for Bingo.

Heather H.

I will be sending you out a bingo prize. Enjoy.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Bingo Call

Time to check your words:

8. Scrapfest
28. Shipping

If you have all your words crossed off remember to post Bingo on the blog and email me at thynner5@yahoo.ca


Monday, June 15, 2009

Challenge #21 ~ The Office

One of Steve's favorite shows is The Office. He loves the antics of the crazy office workers. I think watching the show gives him a greater appreciation for working outdoors and wearing the White Hat!!

For the following layout I went into my home office and chose something that I wouldn't normally place on a layout. I found this cool, pink binder clip and thought it would go great with a layout I had in mind.

Here is a layout of DD and our visit to a farm. My good friend Chris used to live on a farm and asked us out for a visit. I thought the girls would be all over the horse barn but DD surprised me and fell in love with the pond and it's Golden Fish. I snapped this great photo of her kneeling down to watch the fish.

I used the Cherry Sundae kit from weScrap. Still loving this kit!

Challenge: Go through your office or office supply store and use something on your next layout. I have used paper clips, staples, envelopes and tags on my layouts before. Get creative and have fun. Email your layout or card to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for this months draw.

Happy Scrapping!


Bingo Call

Here are a couple words:

29. Pizza Box
84. Newsletters

Did one of these words give you a full card?? If all your words are crossed off post Bingo on the blog and email at thynner5@yahoo.ca.


Sunday, June 14, 2009

Bingo Call

It is getting so close now. I am on edge. How are these words:

57. paper trimmer
82. Creative Crafts and Stickers Blog

If all your words are crossed off pleae post Bingo in this thread and email me at thynner5@yahoo.ca.


Saturday, June 13, 2009

Challenge #20 ~ All Around

You should all know by now how much I adore circles. They seem to turn up in the majority of my layouts and even in the few cards that I make as well.

In a layout I just did for weScrap using their newest kit, Cherry Sundae, I seemed to use quite a few circles in it. This is a sweet photo I had of the twins a couple years back. It is truly one of my favorites. I love their charming, infectious smile even though they have chocolate all over their faces and have some missing teeth. Just priceless.

Here is a better look at the kit:

Did you know that weScrap kits are all priced under $20.00?? Go check them out. I love the fact that they are affordable and new releases too.

Use at least three circles in your next layout. Email it to me at thynner 5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for one of the 10 sponsored prizes.

Who are the sponsors??
Mon Ame Memories
Art Freckles
The Scrapping Bug
My Sketchworld
Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine
Scrap Sista
Creative Scrappers
Scrapbook Star


Lots of goodies this month!

Due Date for challenges: June 30th
Draw Date: July 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Friday, June 12, 2009

Bingo Call

Good Morning Bingo players. The sun is finally shining again and it looks like my clothes will finally dry on the line. They got caught in the rain and have been rinsing for a couple days now. :)

3. prizes
31. Music
61. cyber buddies

How were they? Don't forget to post bingo on the blog and email me at thyner5@yahoo.ca when all your words have been called.


Thursday, June 11, 2009

Sponsor Spotlight #5 ~ Creative Scrappers

Wow... I am blown away at how generous Kristine is. When I opened the RAK box she sent I was surprised at how much wonderful goodies were in there!

Love the Kaiser Kraft papers and goodies she put together. It makes a great kit. Oh.. and some chipboard albums too.

For those of you who are not familiar with Creative Scrappers, let me enlighten you to what a wonderful site it is!! Not only is it a great spot for sketches and challenges but Kristine has a great online store front that sells great monthly kits. They are so great that I am a subscriber! Go and check out the latest kits she has to offer. While you are there, she just put up some amazing sale items.

Don't you just love the blog header and design?? Did you know that Kristine designed it herself and will create one for you too if you need one. So talented!!

Thanks again to Kristine for sponsoring me this month. She just rocks!!

Challenge: Head on over to the Creative Scrappers forum and introduce yourself. Don't forget to tell them that Tara sent you. - 1 ballot
**If you are already a member - 1 ballot
Search the forum for the design team list and email it to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca . - 1 ballot
Then go to the blog and chose one of the June sketches to use for your next layout - 2 ballots
Lastly... tell me who is the sponsor for June - 1 ballot

Happy Scrapping!


Bingo Call

Here are some more words to start your day:

27. Monthly Kit Clubs
52. Creative Scrappers
88. Scrapbook Tips

Remember to post Bingo on the blog when all your words have been crossed off and send me an email so I may check your words. thynner5@yahoo.ca

Did one of those get crossed off of your list?


Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Challenge #18 ~ Texturize It

I must apologize for the delay today. I wanted to post a wonderful RAK I received as a prize for the blog. I had it all set up to take a photo and then I ended up burning my hand . It has been soaking in cool water ever since. Even now, I have my left hand in a yellow, plastic glass and I am typing with one hand.
It is Steve's 40th birthday today. I planned a special BBQ for him. I purchased extra thick steaks and I marinated them all day. I bought real baked potatoes too.I was precooking the potatoes in the microwave and when they were done I reached in and grabbed the plate. It was steaming hot!! I used the wrong plate and I seriously burned my hand. I have blisters on three fingers and a thumb. I am in agony!! Not just from the pain.....I had to make Steve cook and serve his own birthday supper as I lay on the couch with my hand in a bowl of cold water. It still hurts so much that even after two hours, I still have to have it submerged in water. My fingers are pruned!!Poor Steve. He had to get up early (5am) and he had to stay late. Then he walk in the door to me telling him to light the BBQ and cook our super. I suck!! Good thing he loves me.

So, I will be posting the sponsor highlight in the morning when I can take a photo of the generous RAK in the light of day. Kristine is amazing!! You'll love it.

In the meantime.... let's do another challenge!! One of the things I love to see on a layout is texture!! Lots of it.

Here is a layout I did for weScrap using the new Cherry Sundae kit. What an awesome kit this was to work with. Love the colors. I am a huge October Afternoon fan and a happy designer when I received my kit! I added texture by incorporating cardboard in my layout and using felt stickers.

The layout features Steve and Paige. We went to Apple Land last fall and picked our own apples. Steve had to hoist Paige up so she could pick apples from the tree. We all had such a wonderful time and plan on visiting again this year.

Challenge: I would like you to add some texture to your layout. You can use cardboard, felt, lace, ribbons, paint or fabric. You can also emboss. It is such a quick and easy way to add texture. Email your layout or card to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn another ballot for the celebration prizes!!

Due Date: June 30th
Draw Date: July 1st
Happy Scrapping!

Bingo Call

Since we're getting close I will be calling less words to drag it out. :)

74. Art Freckles
81. Kit Clubs
94. Kids Crafts

When all your words are crossed off post Bingo on the blog and email me at thynner5@yahoo.ca so I can check your card.

Did you get at least one of those?


Monday, June 8, 2009

Bingo Call

Here are some words to hopefully cross off of your list:

16. Creative
58. scissors
78. Draw Date

Remember to post Bingo when all your words have been crossed off and then email me at thynner5@yahoo.ca. Good to see that you are getting some wors. How were these one?


WeScrap Chat Tonight

Come and join me as I chat with Laura Child's in the weScrap chatroom this evening!

(Monday June 8th) at 6:30 (PST) in the WeScrap chat room! That's 9:30pm Est time for me. :)
She will be announcing the winners of our Murder Mystery Mansion contest during the chat. That was such a fun and exciting contest with alot of creative entries!
Hope to see you there.

Challenge #17 ~ Scraplift

Here is a nice easy challenge for you. I would like you to either choose a layout in the current challenge gallery or last month's Challenge gallery at the end of the blog, and scraplift it!!

I am going to let you choose up to three layouts to scraplift. Each one will earn you a ballot for the Celebration Draw!! So you can earn up to 3 ballots for this one. Please let me know when you email your layout the name of the person whose layout you scraplifted.The person whose layout you scraplift will also earn a ballot. Cool eh?

I am off to choose a layout to scraplift as well.

****Please Note: I have decided to extend the due date until June 30th because I have picked up another sponsor and I want to allow enough time for everyone to get a chance to create and to be able to showcase everyone. I will post a final sponsor list tomorrow so make sure to check it out.****

Happy Scrapping!


Sunday, June 7, 2009

Bingo Call

Howdie. I am back from the big brithday bonaza for Steve in Port Elgin. We didn't quite make the beach. It was at least 12 degrees colder there. Yikes.... we weren't prepared for that. At least we stayed overnight (thanks Grandma!!) and there was a pool in the hotel.

Since I am a day behind with the bingo words I am giving you a bunch right now:

17. weScrap
36. sketches
38. wine
62. Scrapbook Star
70. All Tangled Up
83. digital

How is everyone doing now?? We must be getting close?? When you get all your words crossed off make sure to post bingo on the blog and email me at thynner5@yahoo.ca.

I will be posting another challenge tonight and a sponsor spotlight in the morning.


Friday, June 5, 2009

Challenge #16 ~ Cluster It

I love to see when people cluster elements together on a layout or a card. It adds a great focal aspect to the page. It draws the eye to it and can highlight a portion of your layout or card.
In the following layout of Emmy and DD I chose to drawn the eye in to the photo on the left hand side by clustering different floral embellishments. I did this layout for Mon Ame Memories with the June Kit. Love the Glitz and Queen & Company!!

The photo was also taken by Sean Camp at Lucid Musings Photography. He is just so awesome!


Create an embellishment cluster to highlight a certain element of your layout or card. Email ti to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for the many sponsored prizes I have this month.

Happy Scrapping!


Bingo Call

You must be getting close now. How about some more words?

19. friends
44. Cady
86. Pink Paislee
98. sprinkles

Don't forget to post Bingo on the blog when you have all your words crossed off your card. Then email me at thynner5@yahoo.ca.


Thursday, June 4, 2009

Sponsor Spotlight #4 ~ The Scrapping Bug & Challenge

When CCAS closed it's forum and it's store I was so sad that I would no longer be on a design team. Then the opportunity to design for the Scrapping Bug came about. I was lucky to design for them for two terms and teach in the amazing store.

Kim has offered up a prize for my blog readers. I went to the store for a class with Vicki Boutin and picked it out. I don't usually take classes that much anymore as I rather love teaching BUT.. when Vicki is in town I just have to be there.

Did you know that The Scrapping Bug has been around for 7 years now?? Wow... how great is that? Here is what Kim says on the website:

"A special thank you to all of our valued customers, friends and suppliers who have made it possible to celebrate seven great years of operation at The Scrapping Bug. It has been a whirlwind and highly successful seven years. It is also an honour to know that we are Ontario’s longest reigning retail scrapbook store. Happy Scrapbooking."

Thanks Kim for helping me out and sponsoring a prize! You're the best!

Hop on over to The Bug and introduce yourself here: Big Bug Hug. Don't forget to tell them that Tara sent you. - 1 ballot
Email me the list of the current Design team members at thynner5@yahoo.ca. - 1 ballot
Check out the challenges the designers post in the forum. Design Team Challenges. Pick one to complete a layout and email it to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca. make sure to let me know the challenge date when you send it to me. - 2 ballots

Happy Scrapping!


Bingo Call

How about these words?

1. thynner
15. blog
46. roadtrip
96. resources

Remember to post Bingo when all your words have been called and email me at thynner5@yahoo.ca


Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Challenge #14 ~ Color Challenge

I thought it was time to post a color challenge. I was sitting around last night working on my cool Mon Ame DT kit and thought that I hardly ever use the color...... black.

I made this darling layout of my youngest Paige and how sweet she is when she has on her dance costume. This darling photo was taken by my talented friend, Sean Camp of Lucid Musings Photography here in St Marys. He just rocks!! The girls love it when he takes their picture.

I used some great Queen & Co. Black flowers, black gems and lots of Black Soot ink by Ranger. I even altered the Thickers with black ink. I still have ink under my nails but I think it was worth it.

I would like to see you use the color black on your next layout or card. Email it to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for one of the many sponsored prizes.

Happy Scrapping!


So Sketchy Blog Hop

Whatcha up to right now?? Why don't you get on over to the So Sketchy site and take part in the blog Hop?? I will be hopping along tonight. :)


Bingo Call

Getting bored? Want some more words? Here you go:

20. design team
30. balloons
63. Sam
85. poems

When all your words have been crossed, post Bingo on the blog and email me at thynner5@yahoo.ca.


Monday, June 1, 2009

Bingo Call

Happy Monday. I hope the sun is shining where you are because it is rainy and grey here. Blah!

Here are some words to check off your list:

10. Ally
32. slideshow
53. Kristine
93. sketch puzzles

When you have all your words crossed off post Bingo and send me an email at thynner5@yahoo.ca