GCC DECEMBER CHRISTMAS "CARTOON" CHALLENGE

Click HERE for my CHRISTMAS "CARTOON" CHALLENGE and link to my Scrappy Friend's Challenge!!!

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Paper Secrets 40% off Everything Sale!!!!!

In celebration of the 4th of July, everything in the Paper Secrets Store is on sale at 40% off!!!  Lots of new product in the store like Carte Bella Beautiful Moments, Bo Bunny Camp-A-Lot, Echo Park So Happy Together. 
The sale ends July 4th!!!!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Paint Your Life In Bold Colors

Just returning from a wonderful visit with my scrap buddy Rochelle Spears!  I had an awesome time and it was nice just to visit, scrap and eat as much as we wanted for 3 days without interruption.  Here is one of the layouts I completed on my mini scrap vacay, using the sketch below from Sketch Savvy and Heidi Swapp's Sugar Chic collection.  
Sketch  #77 by Sketch Savvy
This layout is being entered into the following challenges:
Bird is the Word "Color" Challenge
Scrap-Friendzy " CF Nature" Challenge

Thursday, June 28, 2012

ZOOM

Good Morning
Here is a layout I created this week using Glitz Designs "Happy Travels" collection and the sketch below from Sketch Savvy:
Entering this layout in the following challenges:
Paper Secrets Blog "Brand" Challenge
Scrap~Friendzy "Camp Friendzy Challenge #2
Scraptastic "Embellishment Cluster" Challenge
Frosted Designs "Make Your Own Embellishment" Challenge

Friday, June 22, 2012

Challenge #4 ~ Scraplift

Here is Challenge #4 and the last challenge of my Birthday Celebration.
I have listed one of my favorite layouts from each of the Paper Secrets DT's below  and here is how you play:
  •  Visit each of the blogs below and check out the layout I selected from that blog. 
Kelly: You Boys Inspire Us                                                                                                                                                                                
Kerys:  Thumb Sucker                                                                                                                            
Kristi:  Your Love Is the Best                                                                                                                        
Pat:  Western Night                                                                                                                                  
Rochelle:  Mhwah!                                                                                                                                                            
Susie Q:  Why?
  • Choose a layout that inspires you from the list above.
  • Create a layout based on the layout that you selected.
  • Comment below with a link to your layout and the name of the person you lifted by June 30th, 11:59 PM (PST)
  • You will receive an EXTRA ENTRY into the prize drawing if you are a follower or become a follower of each of the blogs above and comment below that you are now following all 6 blogs. 
Here is the prize you are playing for this week:
To be eligible for the prize drawing:
You must be a follower of my blog and your entry must be NEW as of June 24, 2012.  

Click HERE to check out all the details of the celebration  if you would like to be eligible to enter this month's BONUS PRIZE drawing for  a $20 gift certificate to the
AND
for a chance to win another BONUS Prize Giveaway,  visit

Challenge #3 Winner.....

Hello Everyone
It's Friday which means it is time to post the randomly selected winner for Challenge #3!!!
Awesome entries everyone and thanks to all of you who played along!
Make sure you check out Challenge #4 and also head over to
Rochelle Spear's Blog 
for her June Bonus Giveaway

and now for the randomly selected WINNER...
CONGRATULATIONS
# 2 ~ Rachelle
Email me at  msbrags@gmail.com ... with WINNER  in the subject line ... to claim your
 MME Prize Package.  



Monday, June 18, 2012

Don't Follow Your Dreams....

Just a quick post with a layout I completed this weekend for Paper Secrets "Inspired By" Challenge using a sketch from Sketch N Scrap and product from my older stash ~ Basic Grey "Wander" Collection:
Sketch N Scrap Sketch #7
I am also entering this layout as my 2nd entry into:
(BG Wander Paper and Cardstock Stickers)



Saturday, June 16, 2012

You Had Me At Handsome

Hello... just a quick post of a layout that I just completed using Echo Park's BOYS Mini Theme Kit 
and a 2011 sketch from ScrapbookSteals:
and here is the sketch:
Entering this layout into the following challenges:
(eyelets)
(old stash eyelets & Luxe lined paper)
(button, circle, arrow)
( I used an MS Cherish Around Punch, MS Arch Lattice Border Punch, Fiskars Pennant Punch, and a Marvy Circle Punch)
Thanks for stopping by!!!!

Friday, June 15, 2012

A Winner and Challenge #3

Happy Friday!!!
The randomly drawn WINNER for My Birthday Challenge #2 is:
#3 ~ Andrea
CONGRATULATIONS
Email me at  msbrags@gmail.com ... with WINNER  in the subject line ... to claim your
 Bo Bunny Prize Package.  
Thanks again to everyone who participated!!

and now onto...
CHALLENGE #3 ~ Summer

My favorite season is SUMMER  because of the bright SUNNY long days, and the HOT weather, so my challenge for you this week is to create a LAYOUT and you must include the following:
1.  Handmade SUN
2.  The color RED (a little or a lot)
3.  The word HAPPY, HAPPINESS, HAPPILY, HAPPIEST or HAPPIER either in your title or journaling

This week's prize
MME Follow Your Heart - So Happy 6x6 Pad, Layered Stickers & Buttons

To be eligible for the prize drawing:
  • You must be a follower become a new follower of my blog
  • Your entry must be new as of June 8, 2012 AND can be combined with another challenge. 
  • Add a direct link to your post below by June 21st 2012 ~ 11:59 (PST) using Mr Linky
Click HERE to check out all the details of the celebration  if you would like to be eligible to enter this month's BONUS PRIZE drawing for  a $20 gift certificate to the
AND
for a chance to win another BONUS Prize Giveaway,  visit
Link your entries below:




Sunday, June 10, 2012

Totally ONE-derful!!!

My great-nephew Isaiah recently turned ONE and I was able to grab this adorable photo of him eating his "Birthday Cupcake!" from his mom's FB page. I had fun scrapping this photo using a sketch from Boys Rule Scrapbook Kits  and Simple Stories Happy Day and Generations collections: 
Boys Rule Sketch:
Also entering this layout into
Scrap-Friendzy's PreCamp Challenge #3
Simple Stories Simple Challenge
Scrap Much Color Challenge #6

Friday, June 8, 2012

A Winner & My Birthday Celebration Challenge #2

Thanks to each of you who entered Challenge #1.  All of your entries were amazing!   
Sadly, only one can be a winner and by random pick the WINNER for Challenge #1 is:
#8 ~ SANDI B
Congratulations!!!!
Email me at  msbrags@gmail.com ... with WINNER  in the subject line ... to claim your
 Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic Prize Package.  

and now...
ON TO CHALLENGE #2!!!
I LOVE music so your next challenge is  to create a LAYOUT and  you must include as your TITLE and/or JOURNALING,   lyrics from one of the songs listed below by five of my favorite vocalists:

It's A Beautiful Day  (India Arie)
Wind Beneath My Wings (Eddie & Gerald Levert)
Inseparable  (Will Downing)
Never Give Up (Yolanda Adams)
For You (Kenny Lattimore)

and here is this week's prize:
(Bo Bunny " Country Garden" 6x6 Pad, Trinkets, and Layered Chipboard)
To be eligible for the prize drawing:
  • You must be a follower become a new follower of my blog
  • Your entry must be new as of June 8, 2012 AND can be combined with another challenge. 
  • Add a direct link to your post below by June 14th 2012 ~ 11:59 (PST) using Mr Linky
Click HERE to check out all the details of the celebration  if you would like to be eligible to enter this month's BONUS PRIZE drawing for  a $20 gift certificate to the
AND
for a chance to win another BONUS Prize Giveaway, visit Rochelle Spear's Blog

Thursday, June 7, 2012

A Place In This World

Happy Thursday!!!
Today I am sharing with you a layout I created based on the June sketch from Sketch~N~Scrap and the awesome 'Summer Fresh" collection by Simple Stories.  My title and journaling is based on the lyrics from Taylor Swift's song " A Place In This World"

Sketch~N~ Scrap Sketch
I am also entering this layout into the following challenges:

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

BOLD

Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by.
Just a quick post for you today.
I created this layout using a 
BG skectch and also the BG "Out of Print" Collection
for the "One Word" challenge at 
(use a photo of YOURSELF and ONE word to describe YOU)
and the Pre-Camp challenge #! ~ Pack Your Bags @
(embellie clusters)

Friday, June 1, 2012

My Birthday Celebration - Challenge #1

My birthday is this month and it is ALL ABOUT ME!!! 
I will post (4) challenges this month themed around some of the 
things I like and/or that are some of my favorites.
Click HERE for more information
This week's challenge is themed around some of my favorite things I use when creating a layout.
(1) SKETCHES
(2) PRODUCT from three of my favorite manufactures:  Basic Grey, Echo Park and My Mind's Eye

Create a LAYOUT using the sketch provided below by Sketch Support and at least 75% of product from one or more of the 3 manufactures mentioned above.  
To be eligible for the prize drawing:
  • You must be a follower become a new follower of my blog
  • Your entry must be new as of June 1, 2012 AND can be combined with another challenge. 
  • Add a direct link to your post below by June 7th 2012 ~ 11:59 (PST)
Here is the sketch
and here is the prize you are playing for this week
Make sure you check out all the details of the celebration if you would like to be eligible to enter this month's BONUS PRIZE drawing for  a $20 gift certificate to the Paper Secret's Store





June Sketch Challenge at Paper Secrets

Hello Everyone!!!  
The June Sketch Challenge is up at Paper Secrets.   You have until June 30th to complete and upload your entries for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the Paper Secret's Store. 
Sketch by: Rochelle Spears:
And here is my interpretation of the sketch using:
 Pink Paislee's Indigo Bleu Collection
Die Cut:  Cricut Elegant Edges
Flower:  Cricut Flower Shoppe


May BONUS Prize Winner and June's BONUS PRIZES!!!tore

CONGRATULATIONS 
to
Janelle aka Tallulah
#48
the winner of my random drawing for my May BONUS PRIZE Drawing.
Please email me at:  msbrags@gmail.com with your mailing address

Thanks to all of you who participated!!!

June BONUS PRIZE GIVEAWAYS

GrandDiva's Creative Corner
BONUS PRIZE DRAWING
$20 Gift Certificate to the Paper Secrets Store

You must complete (3) of my Birthday Celebration Challenges
AND at least (1) of the June challenges at Paper Secrets
(Click HERE for details)

Rochelle Spears
BONUS PRIZE DRAWING
(Click HERE for details)



Camp~Friendzy!!!

Get you Camp on this summer at Scrap Friendzy!!!!