Thursday, May 16, 2013

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Big Winner!

Thank you all for visiting my NSD blog post and leaving your wonderful comments.  The winner of a little package of fun scrapbooking stuff is...

I love your beautiful cards! Miwa did a pretty good job of summing up what I love about scrapbooking: the chance to be creative (and play with such pretty and fun toys!), producing something for someone else to enjoy (whether it is a card for a friend or a SB page that my family will have years from now) and, perhaps most of all, the wonderful friendships with people who enjoy the same thing!

Congratulations!  Please email me your contact information and address so I can send you your goodies!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Hooray for National Scrapbooking Day and Blog Candy

Spring is in full swing here in sunny California. My garden is going crazy with cucumbers, chard and spinach. Still waiting on the tomatoes but they'll be here before you know it.

Another Spring event that I hate to miss is National Scrapbooking Day! This year it falls on May 4th and I'm participating in a fun week of challenges at my favorite "scrappy" website, Crop Chocolate.

I partnered with my fellow Design Team member, Jennifer, to come up with a "Bling it UP" challenge: Make a Card or layout using two different kinds of bling (rhinestones, glitter, Stickles, pearls, etc). You can find the contest by clicking here: Bling it Up Contest

Here are two examples I created for this contest.  This first card is a double-dutch style card using My Mind's Eye Indie Chic paper and stickers. The bling are rhinestones and pearls. I love how it opens up and gives me lots of space to write my greeting.


This next card is also my entry for the "Homage to Summer" challenge from Jasmine and Miwa which can be found here:


 I hope you'll swing on by and participate in all the challenges. Who knows, you might just win a nice prize. Oh, and speaking of prizes... I'm giving away a little blog candy to one random person who comments on this post telling me what they love about scrapbooking! Good Luck.