Saturday, February 28, 2009

Another Day

I have decided to give everyone another day to get thier challenges to me. It's easier for me to find time to scrap on the weekends and I know that I would really appreciate an extra day.

Have all your challenges emailed to me at by Sunday at midnight. I will do the draw once the girls get back from school on Monday.

I will post a few more challenges tomorrow.... just in case you want more. lol

Happy Scrapping!


Friday, February 27, 2009

Challenge #12 ~ Blog Hop

Have you noticed on the left hand side of the blog all of my favorite Blog and Buddies?? I try to visit them all every week and leave comments as well. I think it's a great way to show our support for one another and see a little of our friends lives. I have such a great bunch of friends and I love to share them. :)

Challenge #12:
I would like you to take some time to Blog Hop through the list. Pick at least 5 to check out and leave at least one comment on each blog! Then send em an email at and let me know the blogs you visited and 5 things that you learned. One thing you found interesting on each blog.!!

Everyone who participates will earn a ballot for this month's blog prize. The awesome Basic Grey Paper Pack and embellishments. Love the Marakech!!

Due Date: March 2nd
Draw Date: March 3rd

****I have decided to give everyone the weekend to get some of the challenges done. It is some time's easier to find time to scrap on the weekend.****

Happy Blog Hopping!


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Challenge #11 ~ Bonus Challenge

I have decided to offer up an easy bonus challenge. I have noticed that I have a few more blog followers and this is exciting to me. Soooooooo....... everyone who has signed up to be a blog follower of my blog automatically receives a ballot for the draw EVERY MONTH!!!

If you have already signed up to be a blog follower, you already have a ballot for the draw this month. Anyone else who signs up will also earn a ballot for the draw!!

Wow.... how easy was this challenge???

Due Date: February 28th
Draw Date: March 1st


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Challenge #10 ~ Time It

I just finished a fun and exhilarating 1 Hour Layout contest at Creative Scrappers. I have never timed a layout before and had to create in such a short time. Steve had to work and wasn't going to be home until late. That meant that not only was I having to work with a time limit but I also had three girls to get ready for bed. It was stressful but thrilling at the same time. I thought I would hate the layout when it was done because I like to take my time and use inks, paint and distress my layouts. I like to bulk them up and add layers. I knew I wouldn't have time for any of that and I thought I wouldn't be happy. But... I actually Am Happy!!

Here is the final layout. I did manage to get it done in time but I couldn't get it loaded in time. My girls came first. Paige is still not feeling well and needed her Mommy to tuck her in. I still love doing that.
This is DD.... my little Drama Queen. It may be hard to envision her that way by looking at this lovely photo but, she has her moments. I hate to admit that it is one of the many things I love about her.


I would like you to grab your watch or a timer and create a layout in 1 hour!!! It may be tempting to go over your time limit but it is much more fun to push yourself to create in 1 hour. It is such a rush!!

When you are done, email it to me at to earn a ballot for the monthly prize draw. The wonderful Basic Grey Marakech line is up for grabs!!
Due Date: February 28th
Draw Date: March 1st
Happy Scrapping!

Monday, February 23, 2009

Challenge #9 ~ Flirty

I made this following layout on Monday. I have had it sitting un finished for a few days. I have let it sit there not because I had been battling a case of the sickies. My kids shared their nasty bugs with me. It has been killing me that I haven't been able to adhere all my elements.

I just love how flirty and pretty it turned out. I love to see some lace, flourishes and bling. The pictures were taken of my girls when they were much younger. I have been wanting to scrap them for quite some time but didn't seem to find the right papers and embellishments. Then Penny lane came into my life and it was love at first sight!


Create a pretty and flirty layout. You can use bling, glitter, lace, ribbon or flowers. Don't be afraid to throw flowers on a boy themed page. A great friend of mine always seems to do this and it looks great!

Email your creation to me at and put thynner blog in the subject line. You will earn a ballot for the monthly draw!
Due Date: February 28th
Draw Date: March 1st
Happy Scrapping!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Challenge #8 ~ The Cluster

One of the things I have been doing lately is making embellishment clusters. That simply means that I love to layer my embellishments together. I love the added dimension and interest this can add to a page.

I did this layout for Scrapdango and I loved how it turned out. I cut the bird image from one of the Webster's Pages Papers that I received with my DT kit. I then stamped on it using my Hero Arts Script stamp (one of my all time fav stamps). I then inked and used Glimmer Mist on the Magestical Memories Frame that was also in the kit. I placed some cool, glittered sheer fabric under the frame and adhered it to my page. I then attached my bird to the frame. I added a gem to the bird for an eye. I then stamped on the flower, added a button and placed it on the frame as well. Viola... and embellishment cluster.

I would like to see you use an embellishment cluster on your next creation. It can be either a card or layout. Email it to me at to earn a ballot for this month's blog prize. I have a wonderful collection of Basic Grey Marakech goodies for one lucky winner!

Due Date: February 28th
Draw Date: March 1st
**Remember that you still have time to do some of the other challenges posted this month to earn a ballot. Any challenge posted in February counts as a ballot.**
Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Challenge #7 ~ The Getaway

My parents just got home from a memorable vacation in the Mayan Riviera. They are both tanned and said that although they had to wear sweaters and coats at night, the days were quite nice. They had quite a few stories to tell.

Most memorable was the explanation of my Mother's swollen and badly bruised face. Apparently, on their third day on vacation they were woken up at 5am when the massive painting that hung over their bed came crashing down off the wall. The painting landed on my mother's face! Could you even imagine?? The entire trip was shadowed by this horrible event. It is a memory that will be always be remembered.

I would like you to blog about your most memorable vacation memory. Was it the destination? Someone you met? Something you saw? Something you ate or did for the first time? What was it?
Please provide a link below. If you don't have a blog then you can email your vacation memory to me at . You will earn an easy ballot for the monthly draw.

***BONUS: Do a layout of a favorite getaway and email it to me at to earn another ballot for the monthly draw. It is the Nee Basic Grey Marakech Line, stamps and embellies. Awesome stuff!

Due Date: February 28th
Draw Date: March 1st

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Sketch Puzzle ~ Challenge #6

I have had a few requests for a sketch puzzle and my good friends Ally provided the sketch for this puzzle. If you need some more scrappy inspiration be sure to check out Ally's So Sketchy blog!! I just love her sketches.

The following versions are of the same sketch. You just choose which version you would rather do!

medium version

hard version

If you have any problems either solving the sketch or printing it off, just send me an email at and let me know. I will email you the sketch.

Use this sketch as the foundation for your next creation and email it to me to earn a ballot for the monthly draw. All those Yummy Basic Grey Marakech Goodies!

Due Date: February 28th
Draw Date: March 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Challenge #5 ~ Love is

Happy Valentine's Day everyone. What a fantastic weekend we had. I got spoiled with chocolate's from my family and best of all..... lots of hugs and kisses. I hope your weekend was filled with .... LOVE!!
Here is a layout I just did for Scrapdango using their new Sugar Kit. It is full of stunning Webster's pages papers. I had so much fun designing with this kit. I had some pink Pixie Stix Glitter, Magestical Memories Chipboard Frames, Webster's Pages papers, Flowers and some awesome Laundry Line Stamps!! Wowsers!!

This is one of my layouts featuring what I love most in the world.... , my girls. This darling photo was taken two years ago my my friend Lori Ann Franklin. She is not only a friend but a local photographer. She needed some models for a teaching course and wanted my girls. They had so much fun being models for a day.

I would love to see something or someone that you LOVE. I would also like for you to use the word Love on your layout. You will earn a ballot for this month's blog prize of Basic Grey Marakech Papers, embellies and stamps!!
Due Date: February 28th
Draw Date: March 1st
Happy Scrapping!

Friday, February 13, 2009

I've Been Tagged ~ Photo Challenge #4

I've been tagged for the first time by my friend Heather at Scrapdango. I am so excited because this is a fun one!

So what I am supposed to do is:

Go to your Picture Folder on your computer or wherever you store your pictures.

1. Pick the 6th Folder, then select the the 6th picture in that folder.

2. Post that picture on your blog and the story that goes along with the picture.

3. Tag 6 other people that you know or don’t know to do the same thing and leave a comment on their blog or an e-mail letting them know you chose them.

Now, I happen to have photos saved in various parts of my computer as well as my Portable Hard Drive. This tag just made me realize that I need to move my pictures off of my computer and transfer them to my Portable Hard Drive. Thanks Heather for the kick in the butt!!

So, here is the golden photo. It was in my Back to School folder and it of Paige. She was so upset because school was over and we had to leave to go home. She was so excited that she was in the same class as her best friend Lily and she just loved her first day!! I thin k she was a little overwhelmed and tired. I just love this picture.

This is one of those pictures that you capture and just can't seem to scrap. I love everything about this picture and I just can't seem to use it to scrapbook with. Silly eh?

Now, I have to tag 6 people. I am tagging:




Anne Marie



Challenge #4:

I would like you to take your 6th folder and pick your 6th picture. Use this picture on a layout and email it to me at: to earn a ballot for the monthly draw. I have some amazing Basic Grey Marakech goodies for you! A great collection!

Due Date: February 28th

Draw Date: March 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Thursday, February 12, 2009

Upsy Daisy Chat

Just a reminder about the Upsy Daisy Designs chat tonight! Teri and Nicole, the new owners of UDD will be joining us from 9-10pm EST., in our forum to answer all of your questions! This will be an awsome chat and I hope to get home in time tonight to check it out.

The February Kit featuring papers from one of Upsy Daisy Designs brand new lines (Man about Town), is available in store now! It is called, Ticket to Whooville and is full of wonderful scrappy goodies!!

Please check it out and let them know I sent ya!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Candy Holder Card Tutorial ~ Challenge

I put together the following tutorial for the weScrap Love Fest Cop and wanted to share it with all of you:

Candy Holder Card:
Gather up some supplies:
patterened paper (I used Basic Grey Bittertsweet)
die cuts or stamps
ink (optional)
foam dots
slit punch, knotch and die or exacto knife
small candy (ie M&M's)
score tool
1. Cut your cardstock or double sided paper to the following: 8 1/2 by 4 1/4.
2. Score at 3 and 6 1/4 inch.
3. Fold into eachother.

4. Cut a strip of patterned paper aprox. 2 x 4 and adhere it to the front flap. Ink if desiered.

5. Using your slit punch, tool or exacto knife make slits on the inside middle portion of the card to hold your candy. You may need to place your candy as a guide.

6. Wrap your ribbon around the top portion of the card and make a knot or bow.

7. Mat your chosen die cut with coordinating cardstock or paper. You can also choose to stamp an image on cardstock and mat that if you do not have any die cuts! You can also print something off from your computer.

8. Use pop up foam dots to put your sentiment on the front. It adds dimension and allows the person to open the card easier.

VIOLA!! A sweet little card to hold some sweets for someone special.

Challenge: I would like you to make one of these cute, fun and easy Candy Holder Cards. Please email it to me at to earn a ballot for this month's blog prize!!

Blog Prize: I will have a whole collection of new Basic Grey Marakesh papers, embelishments, rub ons and stamps. Another $50.00 value of goodies!

Due Date: February 28th

Draw Date: March 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Sunday, February 8, 2009

Challenge #2 ~ Scramble

I had so much fun putting a word scramble together for the Love Fest Crop at wescrap that I decided to incorporate it into a challenge for you!! Below is a collection of scrambled song titles that have the word "Love" in it.

1. I liwl walysa olev uoy
2. voel si lal uoy deen
3. vole tsuhr
4. abyb I vole ruyo awy
5. voel llwi peke su gteroeht
6. dselsen velo
7. li’l kmae vole ot uyo
8. teswe vole
9. vole em drente
10. rzayc ni vole
11. I nestholy velo uyo
12. n’cat ybu em velo
13. vole hacks
14. vole lofo
15. cadetdid ot vole
16. evlo biset
17. ni eth amen fo lveo
18. levo ni na tealover
19. amking vole tuo fo nightno ta lal
20. nhew a nma voles a meonw

After you have unscrambled the above song titles I would like you to chose one to use on a layout or card. You don't have to unscramble all of them. Hopefully you can find one you like right away. :)

Please email your creation to me at to earn a ballot for this month's Blog Prize. It will be a bunch of new Basic Grey Marakesh Goodies!! Yummy!! Oh.. and a few other goodies as well.

Due Date: February 28th
Draw Date: March 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Friday, February 6, 2009

Love Fest Reminder

I just wanted to remind everyone that the weScrap Lovefest Crop is underway. There are tons of challenges, games and Make and Takes being posted. Lots of prizes are sitting juts waiting to be sent out. Come and join me and the girls!!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Challenge #1 ~ Photo

It's time to get back on track and post a challenge to get you jump started. I hope you are all ready for another round of fun challenges!! I just love to post them all month long.

I have found that at least 98% of my layouts feature my children. They are just such beautiful girls and so easy to scrapbook. They are constantly giving me material to capture on paper.

SO... only 2% of my layouts feature something or someone else. How embarrassing. Really... truly...

I decided to scrap something other than my children. Here is a layout I did for the Scrapping Bug which features my beloved do Storm. He is such a loving and devoted dog. He is such a huge part of the Thynne family and I often neglect to include him on my layouts. Since he will be 13 years old on Paige's birthday this month I thought he deserved to be featured. He is getting old and has tumors growing on his body. He is still happy and generally healthy otherwise. He still plays and runs around. He can still make it up the stairs and gives lots of love. It is just hard to know that he will not be with us forever.

Challenge: I would like you to scrap a photo or photos hat feature no people!! No children, friends, family. You can scrap pets, animals, places and things. Just not people!

Email your creation to me at to earn a ballot for this month's blog prize draw. It will be another big and beautiful prize pack!!

Due Date: February 28th

Draw Date: March 1st

Happy Scrapping!


Monday, February 2, 2009


This is my favorite time ..... choosing the winners. This month we had three draws to do.

First up was a quick random draw for the free weScrap membership. The lucky winner was:

Donna Lewis!!

Congrats Donna. I have already set her up and she is enjoying her time already!

Next draw was for the Outstanding Mini Album book from my friend Jess Acs. I had an assistant today to draw the name. Yep... it was DD's turn. We placed all the names in the leopard print hand bag she had picked out. She reached in and pulled out the winning ballot...

Hmm.... can you read that?? Try this one...

Congrats to..... Linda Gunther!! Please send me your mailing address and I'll send you the Mini Album book! I expect to receive it next week and will get it out to you then.

Lastly was the draw for the Heidi Swapp goodies!!! There were so many entries this month that I was going to use the random generator but... my daughter got a little upset with me. So, I made up 96 ballots!!! DD then placed them all in her bag.

She pulled out the winning ballot:

You can kinda see it. Hmm... let's get closer again:

A big Congrats to Donna Lewis, Linda Gunther and Lisa Watson.

I will need mailing addresses from both Linda and Lisa. You can email me at

Another month of challenges begins this week. I wonder what kind of prize pack I can put together this month!