Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Challenge #7 ~ Congrats

I received some truly exciting and amazing news the other week and I have been dying to share it with you. My BFF from all the way back to Grade 5 is...................... expecting!! Yep, my friend Barb who surprised me by actually getting married last year, surprised me yet again by announcing she was pregnant again!!

This is a girl who swore she would never get married and never have anymore children. One was enough for her. Yeah right!!!! I knew that when she met the right guy that she would change her mind. Well, she did meet the right guy and she is so happy right now.
Her daughter, Ashley is a beautiful teenager and will probably be a great help to her. She will be lucky to have her around.
Here is a photo of my friend Barb and I that was taken after the twins came home from the hospital. If she can handle a day spent with me and a set of twins, then she is all set. It was natural. That mothering instinct just comes naturally and never goes away. She will be a great Mom.... again! Congrats Barb!! Having another baby when you're almost 40!! Love ya for it!!

Challenge: In honour of my friends pregnancy I would like to see you make a Congrats card. A nice and simple challenge. You can email it to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca or post a link below.
You will earn a ballot foe this months blog prize..... a collection of My Little Yellow Bicycle papers, transparencies, rubons, cardstock and a cool tabbed album!!

Due Date: July 31st
Draw Date: August 1st
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Challenge #7 ~ Stitch it Up

You all must know by now how much I love to hand stitch on my layouts. I found some amazing rub on stitches in my stash that I got some time ago and thought I threw them out. I am now itching to do some fake stitching!! It will be what I do next.

Here is the last layout I did some hand stitching on. I used the wonderful circle stitch template from Bazzil on it. I made this layout for my friend Michelle as a surprise for her birthday. I still have to hand it over to her. lol

It showcases a wonderful photo I took of her and her youngest son, Will. We went for a fun filled day with Will and Paige at the Railway Museum in St Thomas. It wasn't open for the season yet and the wonderful men there opened it up for a private screening for us. It was an amazing day.

Challenge: Use some stitching on your next layout or card. email it to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for this month's draw.

Due Date: July 31st
Draw Date: August 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Friday, July 24, 2009

Challenge #6 ~ weScrap Layout Bingo

We have just begun the Christmas Crop over at weScrap and I thought I would share with you the fun challenge I have going on over there. Join us for some great games, amazing make and takes and some fun challenges too. Oh... did I mention the prizes yet?? lol

I do alot of layout bingo challenges because people really seem to enjoy them during the crops. Below is the layout bingo card that has been posted:

Here is the sample layout I completed using the following three squares, use a bow, use hand stitching and use striped paper:

Pick three squares that line up in any direction. Use the chosen items on your layout. Email it to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for the monthly draw. Then... join in at weScrap and post it there to have a chance to win as well.
Due Date: July 31st
Draw Date: August 1st
I will be posting a pic of this month's prize tomorrow :)
Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Spencer!!

I know my little Monkey Boy is heading to the Science Center with his Momma today and I wanted to wish him a Happy Birthday!! I can't believe he is 4 now. Soon enough he will be in school. Time flies!


In honor of Spencer's Birthday, I would like to see you create a layout about a celebration. It doesn't have to be about a birthday celebration. It can be about celebrating.... anything!

Email your creation to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for the monthly draw! I have some wonderful My Little Yellow Bicycle for you. Their newest line and embellies!!

Happy Scrapping!


Friday, July 17, 2009

Let's Capture These Sketches Reveal & Challenge

I am so excited to tell you that the first official sketch reveal at Let's Capture These Sketches is............... today!!
Our first sketch is by Mel and it was so wonderful to work with. I had these pics of DD printed for awhile but was waiting for the right design and papers. When I saw Mel's sketch I knew I was going to use them.

Here is the layout I created using a lovely die cut lace paper from Basic Grey Lemonade as my background. We have an amazing sponsor this month for Let's Create and unfortunately my parcel didn't arrive in time. I promise to update my layout with... My Little Bit of Whimsy when it arrives. Have you seen the amazing goodies they have there?? Go and check them out. I can't believe that all that lovely eye candy is hand made!! I have my eye on the bird, owl and flower pins. Yummy!

Please hop on over to the sketch blog to see all the other wonderful creations! Then use Mel's sketch as the foundation of your next layout. Email it to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for this months draw!
BONUS: Earn an extra ballot by signing up to be a follower to the blog! Email me to let me know you signed up.
Happy Scrapping!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Challenge #3 ~ Sketch Puzzle

Time for one of my favorite challenges..... a sketch puzzle!!

Please click on the puzzle below and have fun solving it!!

Sketch Puzzle

If you have any troubles with the puzzle or printing the sketch, please email me and I will forward the sketch to you.

Have fun!

Use this sketch as the base of your next layout or card and email it to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for this month's draw.

Due Date: July 31st
Draw Date: August 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Christmas in July ~ Challenge

Mark your calendars and join me and the gang at weScrap for Christmas in July!! Come and see that the elves have in store for you.

I would like you to prepare a Christmas inspired layout. I am leaving this wide open to interpretation. You can use actual Christmas photos, use some bling, make a layout about presents, make your theme about traditions or food..... anything goes.
Bonus: Join me at weScrap for the crop and receive 3 extra ballots!!

Due Date: July 31st
Draw Date: August 1st

Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Challenge #1 ~ Word

Well, It's time to start another month of challenges. I am so pumped that you still come and play with me every month! I noticed that during the 10,000 post celebration that we made it over 15,000 posts!!! That's 5000 people checking the blog out in a month!! Whoohooo... you girls are awsome. Thanks so much. It makes me feel good to know that you not only do the challenges and participate but that you seem to like the blog as well. :)

I am starting things off with am easy challenge. Let's do a word challenge!! The word is:


1 a: the power or process of reproducing or recalling what has been learned and retained especially through associative mechanisms

b: the store of things learned and retained from an organism's activity or experience as evidenced by modification of structure or behavior or by recall and recognition

I used a sketch for the following layout that Kristine sent me from Creative Scrappers to make the following layout:

It is of my sweet Paige. She looks so innocent and young in these photos. If you haven't gotten your hands on the Cosmo Cricket Early Bird papers then go out and get some!! The colors are fantastic to work with almost any photos you may have. Cady from Mon Ame Memories sent me these wonderful papers.

Use the word. Memories, somewhere on your page. It can be in your journaling, your title or just placed strategically on your layout. Email your creation to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for this month's draw! I have some great goodies for you again this month.

If you need an extra challenge then hop on over to Creative Scrapper's where I have posted a challenge using the sketch Kristine sent me. I post challenges there every Wednesday!

Happy Scrapping!


Friday, July 10, 2009


I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooo sorry it took me so long to post the winners of my Blog Celebration !!! I have been in alot of pain with my wisdom teeth and even a little drugged up.
I had to make up 263 ballots!!!! I said before that I am overwhelmed and I'll say it again.

You girls totally rocked my challenges and provided me with lots of wonderful creations in the gallery. Well over 100 layouts floating around in the slideshow!! I hope you have taken the time to check all the eye candy!!

I had each of the girls pick ballots and here are the winners:

Tara Orr
Tanya Caple
Lois B
Kimberly Rennie
Nicole Wise
Kayla Gordon
Michelle Galloway
Kelly G
Amanda Ausman
Heather H - Bingo

Email your mailing address to me so I can send out all these great prizes! thynner5@yahoo.ca

A HUGE THANKS to our wonderful sponsors:
Another month of challenges is set to begin and another prize is up for grabs!!
The first challenge will be posted in the morning.
Thanks everyone for making this month so much fun!!

Monday, July 6, 2009

WOW.... I Am Overwhelmed....

WOW.... I Am Overwhelmed....

I can't believe all the wonderful entries I received this month for everyone. You will have to be patient with me because there are soooooo many ballots that it is going to probably take me all day to organize them.

I am super excited to post the winners.

Stay tuned tomorrow for the announcement.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July to all my American friends!! Hope you have a fun filled day of celebration and family!

I will be thinking of you while I finish cleaning my house and mowing my lawn.
Challenge: Email a photo of your celebration or post one on your blog and provide a link below to earn a ballot for the draw.
Create a layout or card using the colors red white and blue. Email it to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for the draw.
Due: Sunday at midnight EST!!

Friday, July 3, 2009

Sponsor Spotlight ~ Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine

I have a fantastic sponsor to share with you today. I am thrilled to have Scrapbook and Cards Today Magazine on board today. Catherine has generously offered up a free magazine subscription to one of our lucky readers!!

If you have ever been fortunate enough to see one of these magazine's in print you know how wonderful it really is. The look and the feel of the magazine is fantastic and the attention to detail in incredible. The designers Catherine have working with her are some of the very best in the industry. She is so lucky to have a great crew backing her.

The current issue is available now for download. Yes.... you can download the issues for free on your computer!! Summer Issue 09

Did you know that they also offer up a daily blog full of scrappy inspiration and run by my BFF... Ally?? Make sure you check in on Fridays where they always have fantastic giveaways. I am determined to win one of these days!! Scrapbook & Cards Today Blog

Thanks again Catherine for your fab donation!! You rock!

Challenge: Go through the SCT site and the blog and find a sketch. Use it as the base for your next layout or card then email it to me at: thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for one of the 9 sponsored prizes!!

Due: Sunday at midnight EST

Happy Scrapping!


Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Glimmer Project Giveaway! & Challenge

Did you know that Tattered Angels is having a great giveaway right now to promote their new bottles??? It is so easy to enter and hopefully.... win.

Here is a peak at the wonderful new bottles that they will be selling. I just love the new labels. How cute are they??? I love how Glimmer Mist is the same great product with a Fabulous NEW Look! Check them out:

Now... hop on over to the Tattered Angels site for some great ideas on using glimmer Mist!! I check it out for reference all the time. http://www.mytatteredangels.com/

Challenge #33: I am sure that the majority of you have at least one bottle of Glimmer Mist in your stash. Use it on a card or layout and email it to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca to earn a ballot for one of the Celebration RAK's up for grabs.

Due: Sunday at midnight EST

Happy Scrapping!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Happy Canada Day ~ Challenge #32

Happy Canada Day !!

I hope all my Canadian friends were able to venture out and spend some quality family time celebrating Canada Day! We suffered through lots of rain but thankfully I had Paige's High School Musical umbrella. She was so sweet to share Zac Efron with me today!!

It was so difficult to snap pics today with all the drizzle and rain we had. It was so muggy out and our hair was all frizzy and curly. Mostly all the photos I took had raindrops of a haze of humidity. I did manage to snap this one photo of Emmy and DD after they had their faces painted with maple leafs. Too bad Paige was in the bouncy castle at the time.

Challenge: Post any Canada Day pics you may have taken on your blog and post the link below. If you don't have a blog then email your pic to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca - 1 ballot

Make a layout using red and white as your main colors. Email it to me at thynner5@yahoo.ca - 1 ballot

Due Date: Sunday at midnight EST

Happy Scrapping!


Challenge #31 ~ Wacky Wednesday Challenges

I have been asked by the amazing Kristine at Creative Scrappers to host the new Wacky Wednesday Challenges. I am so thrilled to be helping my Creative Scrappers family out!!

I just loaded my very first Wacky Wednesday challenge and I want you to head on over and check it out. Creative Scrappers Wacky Wednesday Challenge

I would like you to do my challenge that I posted on Creative Scrappers. When you are done the recipe challenge email it to me to earn a ballot for this months sponsored prizes. Remember that the deadline has just been extended to Sunday!!
Now... when you were there did you notice that I am offering up a RAK there as well. Load your creations at Creative Scrappers for an extra chance to win a RAK!! Coolio!

Happy Scrapping!


An Extension

Well... I realized that I still have two sponsors to feature and I have had a few people ask me for a couple of extra days so..................................................

I am giving you just that!!

The new Due Date is: Sunday July 5th at midnight EST!!

New Draw Date: July 6th

So.... get creating. I will be posting a new challenge after lunch today and another sponsor spotlight as well.