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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

3/23 A Sketch from Brandi

Hey all! Brandi sent me this wonderful sketch and 2 awesome examples to inspire you this week! Enjoy!

Get to know the design team: Breann Riggert

1. Name:  Breann Riggert

2. Where are you from: from Iowa (go Hawkeyes!), but currently live in northern Missouri. definately not my first choice.  or second.  or third.

3. Tell us about you:  I am 31 (gasp-seems like yesterday i was 22 living with my bestie *insert amy farafowler voice*), wife to David and mama to two little guys I call M and Q.  Currently on maternity leave from my full time job...thinking I will go back as part time and maybe try to get some classes.  I will graduate college one day even if I am 67 and gray. I don't always scrap "pretty."  Journaling is a must.  My pages to reflect what my heart feels at that moment...sometimes nice and sweet and other times not so much.  You may see bright and bold on one page and plain and simple on another.  I like to mix it up. 

4. Tell us about your babies:  Maxx just turned 3 on Feb. 29th and is obsessed with Mario.  He refers to himself as Mario ("I'm not Maxx!  I'm Mario!) and he has names for everyone in the fam.  (i'm princess peach...ahhhh)  I'm sure you will see a layout about that sometime.  Quinn is our newest addition as of January 28th of this year.  What a sweet little guy he is and his big brother adores him.  He has spent 1/3 of his life in the hospital due to him recently having rsv and pneumonia.  We are currently catching up on all that lost cuddle time.

5. your favorite scrappy supply: alpha stickers.  i heart them.  a lot.

6. your favorite must have baby item:  with Maxx is was the Bumbo seat-we had a mutual love for that thing.  but with Quinn, it will be a wrap I am going to purchase today so that we will both be happy.

7. your blog address: 
A few fabulous layouts from Breanne

Monday, March 28, 2011

Get to know the design team: Lizzie Oakley

1. Name lizzie oakley

2. Where are you from: texas city, tx

3.Tell us about you:  i'm a twenty something momma of three that lives in texas with my hub bub... i've been into arts and crafts.  i still can remember sitting at my desk in 4th grade making pocahontis jewelry tee hee i've been scrapbooking and cardmaking for about three years now and it's SOOO fun!  i also crochet and sew and i'm trying other crafts as well!

4.Tell us about your babies:  i have three kiddos... but two of them are babies *sniff* adin is 5 and is in school, lily is 3 and super SUPER sassy, and jax is almost a year old (april 27th)

5.What is your favorite scrappy supply: i love ALL things sassafrass!

6.Your must have baby album:  i could NOT survive w/o my sit and stand stroller... best invention ever!


A few fabulous layouts by Lizzie

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Get to know the design team: Emily Spahn

1. Name: Emily Spahn

2. Where are you from: I'm a Wisconsin girl at heart, but I'm currently living in the Chicago 'burbs.

3. Tell us about you.....I am 31 years old (is it bad that I had to think about that?!),an elementary music teacher, mother to Mirielle and Sprout (due very soon) and wife to Justin. We also have a very loveable and energetic boxer named Maddie. :) I have been scrapping since middle school, but more seriously in the last probably 5-6 years.  I also love reading, writing, and photography.

4. Tell us about your babies.....Mirielle (pronounced like Muriel, but with an "i"...why did I give my kid a confusing name, I'll never know!) will be two at the end of March and baby Sprout is due to arrive at the beginning of April.  Mirielle is the most amazing little girl...I look at her every day and wonder how I managed to get such a fun, cool little daughter! I can't wait to meet Sprout and find out if we will be adding another daughter or a son to our family.

5. your favorite scrappy supply. My Favorite scrappy supply is patterned paper.  I LOVE it.  I think I could get by just fine with some kraft cardstock, a bunch of patterned paper, and maybe some Thickers!

6. your favorite must have baby item. I think my must have item is a baby carrier. I almost exclusively used (and still sometimes use) the Baby Hawk with Mirielle. I recently ordered a Sleepy Wrap and am excited to try it out.  I love baby wearing!

7. your blog address:

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Get to know the design team: Kelly Cranfill

 1. Name Kelly Cranfill

2. Where are you from: Western NC

3. Tell us about you..... Hi, I'm Kelly C (or kelzpop for most people in the scrapping world). I am lucky enough to be a SAHM to my two kiddos and two dogs, and some days the dogs require more work. I have been scrapping forever, or at least it seems like it. I love paper crafting, including cards and home decor. I also have a love of photography, which has definitely helped enhance my desire to scrap. Some other things I love to do aside from scrapping (like there should be anything) are geocaching, cooking and spending time with my family! I love being a mom and almost all aspects of it, but some days I could pass on the dirty diapers.

4. Tell us about your babies.....I have two kids - Grayson who will soon be turning 3 and Braelyn who is just a few months old. Grayson is 100% boy through and through, which can be tiring some days. If he can hit it with a hammer or crash a car into it, then he is happy. He loves trains, power wheels and riding in daddy's truck. Braelyn is still so small, but loves to smile and coo at everybody. I love their age split and love seeing them interact together. Grayson totally adores his sister at this point, and I hope it stays that way for awhile!

5. your favorite scrappy supply Whether I've made them to match or I'm pulling some from my stash - I love all kinds of flowers.

6. your favorite must have baby item Definitely my stash of cloth diapers. Some of my favorites are the ones I've sewn myself. I love that I don't have to run to the store b/c I am almost out of sposies!

7. your blog address

A few fabulous layout by Kelly

Get to know the design team: Michelle Carman

1. Name: Hi There! I'm Michelle Carman, everyone calls me Shell

2. Where are you from: I'm from a small town Traralgon about 1.5 hours from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

3. Tell us about you: I am a SAHM to 3 gorgeous kids Hunter 5, Kayla 2 & Evie 4 months. I have been married to my highschool sweetheart Craig for 6 years. I have been scrapping for about 4 years. My addiction started when my Mum's group had a scrapbooking party plan night. It took me 2 more years until I realised there was a whole scrapbooking world out there! My scrap style is usually vintage/shabby chic. I like to play with inks, paints & glimmermists, I nearly always distress my pages & I can't get enough of blooms & bling!

4.Tell us about your babies: Hunter is 5 & has just started school this year. He is a spunky little man, sometimes cheeky, always hungry! Kayla is 2 almost 3 years old. She has such a gentle little sole. She can be quite shy outside of our home but when she warms up she is such a daggy little monkey! She has just started Ballet (I can't wait to start scrapping some ballet photos!!). Evie is 4 months old. Her personality is just starting to shine. She is extremely vocal! Whether she screams with excitement or screams because she is grumpy one thing for sure is that she is one loud little bambino!

5. Your favourite scrappy supply: So hard to choose 1 but I would have to say Prima blooms & bling!

6. Your favourite must have baby item: Love Me Baby ,Wrap me up swaddle. I love that you can move Bub from cot to car while they are still in the sleeping bag & not have to wake them up. Perfect for busy Mum's running around doing Kindie & school Pick ups!

7. Your Blog address:

A few fabulous layouts by Shell

Monday, March 21, 2011

Get to know the design team: Sheila Ho

1. Name: Sheila Ho

2. Where are you from: Vancouver, Canada

3. Tell us about you..... I am a SAHM to a sweet baby boy, but I will be going back into the workforce in just a few more weeks. I have been married for three years to a wonderful man, Jon. I have been scrapping for several years, but I think the A-HA! moment was when a colleague invited me to a scrapbook party she was having in 2002. Whoa! I was in heaven. My style is clean, simple and lots of orange. My fave color is orange and I try to use it whenever I can.

4. Tell us about your babies..... I have a baby boy, Zach, who will be 1 in April. He's very curious, loud and stubborn. It's funny how we can see a child's personality develop so young.

5. your favorite scrappy supply Do I have to name one? Well...okay...ribbon, thickers, brads...embellishments of all sorts.

6. your favorite must have baby item The Ergo Baby. A lifesaver for me when my boy just didn't want to be put down.

7. your blog address

A few fabulous layouts from Sheila

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Prompt 25: Im lucky to be your mommy

Do you feel lucky?

Well do ya..... punk?

Since St Patty's Day is right around the corner I thought it would be a a good time to reflect on how LUCKY we are to have the cute little bundles of energy we call children. Your challenge is to create a layout about how lucky you are to be the mommy. Since it IS almost St Patty's you will get bonus points if you use green.

This month with have an awesome sponsor! ALLYSCRAPS scrapbook store has generously donated a $20 gift card to the winner of the March prompts!!

Don't you just love scrapbooking supplies? I know we do! Ally Scraps carries the latest in scrapbooking, and stamping supplies. Check out all the new items recently, or soon to be added. Beautiful scrapbooking papers and embellishments from companies like Lily Bee Designs, Websters Pages, Glitz Designs, 7 Gypsies,
Bella Blvd, Jillibean, Crafty Secrets, Melissa Frances, Crate Paper, Maya Road, Bazzill,  Basic Grey, American Crafts, October Afternoon, Pink Paislee, Scrap within Reach, Graphic 45, Glitz Designs, Little Yellow Bicycle, Maya Road, Melissa Frances, and many others
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One lucky winner from either prompt 24 or prompt 25 will win that $20 gift card! Do both prompts for 2x the chance!!

Check out what the design team did

Jen Matott

Emily Spahn

Jenny Dziekan

Heather Gerrits

Sabrina Poole

Gracie Ann David-Tan

Julianne Marchant

Jess Mutty

Brianna Marshall

Tracey Campbell

Melanie Harris

Lizzie Oakley

Sarah Rice

 Brandi Pitts

 Renee Kelso

Now its your turn!! Let us see what you can do. Show us how lucky you are!. Projects are due on March 30th. On March 31st we will post our fabulous favorites. Just add your link to the linky below to enter.

Prompt 24 favorites

We just LOVED seeing all your little ones celebrating their birthdays! Here are our favorites from Prompt 24

Teresa Jaye

Jill Cornell

Tarynne Wise


These lucky ladies (along with the favorites from prompt 25) are in the running to win the $20 gift certificate from  
Thanks so much to ALL who entered! If you want another chance to win check out prompt 25 that will be posted later today!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Get to know the design team: Sabrina Poole

1. Name: Hi! I am Sabrina Poole.

2. Where are you from: I am Sacramento, CA.

3. Tell us about you..... I am a mom to an almost 2 year-old (gasp!) and a part-time worker at an after school program for grades K to 6th. I just celebrated 3 years of marriage with my hubby and we are soon to celebrate 7 years together in April. I started scrapbooking about 7 years ago and I haven't stopped. I have struggled for a long time finding my style and being comfortable with it. I finally just let go and accepted my style and didn't try to be 'somebody' else. I almost all ink my layout in many places, use buttons, use die cuts and keep it clean and simple. And every since I just let go I average about 20 to 30 layouts per month!

4. Tell us about your babies..... I have one son, nicknamed Captain Cuteness. He is almost 2 and is just a little terror. He is such a smart cookies and is, therefore, constantly exploring and making giant messes.

5. your favorite scrappy supply.... It's a tie between buttons and my Cricut

6. your favorite must have baby item.... the Bumbo!! it allows babies to practice sitting up and hold up their head. It's so convenient and helpful!

7. your blog address...

A few fabulous layouts from Sabrina

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Get to know the design team: Juliann Marchant

1. Name: hi! i'm juliann marchant aka julie, jules and on mb's juliescraps

2. Where are you from: i am a NY girl!!  i love in dobbs ferry, 15 minutes outside of nyc :)

3. Tell us about you.....  hi scrappers i'm juliann marchant. i've been married for 14 years, and a sahm of 3 premature miracles.  they are my inspiration to preserve every minute and memory i can!! i have been scrapping since 2003 and have always been a shutter bug.  i got my first "real camera" a pentax when i was 8 years old.  i love a good sketch or challenge to get my creative juices flowing.  i also enjoy altering items and love to make mini books!!  i share something creative on my blog scrappylife ( nearly every day.
i have a degree in food and nutrition, and my other loves are baking and cooking. it's just another reason to create, and get messy!  i love to come up with new cupcake recipes, or new healthy meals and share them with others!  i hope you all enjoy what i have to share with you today :)

4. Tell us about your babies..... my kiddies xoxo alexa is now 8 she was born at 27 weeks, was 2 pounds 9.6oz and we will always call her peanut!! wil is 6 he is my love bug! he was born at 33 weeks and was born flatlined.  he was brought back to life right in front of my eyes!  he has nf1 (the boy from the movie mask *with cher* had nf2).  then gavin, my baby! he is 2 was also born at 33 weeks.  he was born with a congenital defect (esophageal atresia) he esophagus and trachea were attached.  he has some issues from it and the surgery, but if you saw my little monster you would never know!!!!!

5. your favorite scrappy supply... paper I LOVE paper

6. your favorite must have baby item a front carrier.  i loved having them strapped to me :)

7. your blog address

A few fabulous layouts by Juliann

Friday, March 11, 2011

Get to know the design team: Brianna Marshall

 1.Name:Brianna Marshall
2.Where are you from:Currently Maryland,USA

3.Tell us about you:I am a self professed Scrap-a-holic,I even dream of layouts.I am a Stay-at-Home mommy to two amazing little girls;Alexia and Aubrielle,and with our third baby girl,Kenzie,due this June.I am a proud Marine wife to my highschool sweetheart,married going on 7 years.I live for nightly baths,redbull(when not pregnant),Music,scrappy time and of course my family.I carry my camera everywhere and have begun freelance photography,which takes up my weekends and helps to keep my sanity in tact.

4.Tell us about your babies:My oldest "baby" is now a bubbly 5 year old named Alexia Kay.She loves everything girly and princess related.She is a sweet girl,very cuddly,and warm hearted.Our second baby girl,Aubrielle Carinn,Is a very spunky 2 1/2 year old.She is very hard headed and full of personality,just like her daddy.She loves all things that her sister loves.Our third baby girl is due June 6th of this year.We plan to name her Kenzie Elise,and if my rough pregnancy is any indication as to what her personality will be,than god bless us all :)

5.Your favotite scrappy supply:I live for patterned paper,i love mixing them together in random layers on my pages!

6.Your must have baby item:By a landslide this would be the Boppy Pillow.Great for not only feeding,but a safe craddling for the baby in later weeks,i don't know what i would do without mine.

7.Your blog address:

A few fabulous layouts by Brianna