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Monday, August 19, 2013

LM #153 - How You've Grown & WINNER

HELLO HELLO HELLO!!

This has been a crazy week studying for midterms. I apologize my post is so late so lets get right to it!

How You've Grown

We want to see how you've grown along the way of your scrapbooking adventures.
Here, I have the very first layout I ever did, 5 years ago!

THEN
pg. 1
pg. 2
I have the actual hat and booties from the picture on the page!

NOW


I was in the kitchen eating chocolate when my son came in and saw me. He said he didn't want any so I put the rest back in the fridge and went into the bedroom. All of a sudden my son comes RUNNING into my room and yells, " Mommy!!!! I ate all your chocolate that was in the fridge!" (in his sing-song voice) LOL!

NOW ONTO THE WINNER!!

Last weeks Birthday Blog Hop was amazing! I've been so busy I barely got my post up!
I used Random.org for my winner, and the winner is........................

BARBARA GREENBERG!!!

Please email thebookinroom@hotmail.com with your address so I can mail out your prize pack!!

NOW!! Go to Lasting Memories to link up for our next challenge!

xoxo Charity

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Birthday Hop Time!



Hi everyone!! It is PARTY time at Lasting Memories today! We're celebrating Karen's special day with a "Scavenger Hunt Birthday Hop"! It's her 40th birthday tmw and what better way to celebrate than to have a hop in blogland!

Before we get started, you better get yourself a pen and paper because you're going to need it! There are 10 blogs in the hop and each person has chosen an element to use on her layout. Your job is to find all 10 elements, write them down and choose FIVE to include in your layout!

Be sure to keep your eyes open because we have sponsors as well as DT members giving goodies away. You may have to do a little something more for the DT candy, so be sure to read every post!

Sound like fun?? We think so!!! Ok, lets get to it! You should have arrived here from Claire and if you're just coming by, start at Lasting Memories because you don't want to miss a thing! You'll also find the master hop list there too. For my layout today, I chose pockets for my element.


My son and I went to the beach, where we collected sea shells. On the bottom picture I have glued a mini magnifying glass to show how far out people could go to swim.


I have hidden journaling pockets everywhere! If you have been following me, you know I love my hidden journaling and pockets on layouts. I have four pockets on my page. Starting at top left, I have hidden journaling. I have glued, with Crystal Effects, a sea shell to all journaling spots. The next pocket I made with blue glitter paper and my score board. I used a blue mesh bag and placed our sea shells from the beach in this pocket.


Here is another hidden journaling pocket. I asked my son what his favorite part of this day was. He said it was swimming with Mommy! So this is what I wrote and placed in this pocket. Why should I have to write all my thoughts on these layouts?!!


Here is an up-close shot of the pocket of sea shells.

And guess what! I'm giving away some candy!! Just leave me a comment telling me how many pockets I have in my layout and what you like best! I'll be giving away a kit to make your very own summer layout!


Don't forget, for the grand prize you have to complete the hop, enter your layout using FIVE elements you've found a long the way and be sure to comment that you've done everything!

 Grand Prize

Thanks so much for joining us! You're next stop is Darcy!


Here's our Hop List order


Monday, August 5, 2013

Challenge #151 - Start & Stripes


Good Morning!!!

I am back with our weekly challenge at Lasting Memories! This weeks challenge is called Stars & Stripes!

We want to see stars and stripes on those layouts. I had some help with my layout from one of my foster kitties! Who knew she was a scrapbooker!!



I brought my son with me to the voting booth so he could see the whole process. They had cookies and pastries there! He was in heaven! JaKobe was so well-behaved the employees gave him stickers!





Now it's your turn! Go make a fabulous layout using stars and stripes and link it our challenge site:
Then be sure to tune in next weekend for an awesome Birthday Hop with all of us Design Team Girls! We have put together a fabulous hop LOADED with prizes! I'm getting excited just thinking about it!!!

xoxo Charity


Saturday, March 9, 2013

Connie Can Crop's Birthday Blog Hop!!


Welcome to Connie Can Crop's Birthday Blog Hop with Connie and her craftastic friends.


Today we invite you to come check out this great group of crafters who will be showcasing Birthday cards, layouts, or projects. ... You should have arrived from Tabetha.
If you happened upon us please start at the beginning of the hop at http:// www.conniecancrop.blogspot.com/
This is a one day blog hop and we appreciate your leaving a comment to encourage all my fabulous crafty friends to continue sharing their ideas and creations.

Since it is Connie's Birthday she wants to celebrate by giving out the gifts! 


 So what do you need to do to win? Easy... become a follower of each of the fabulous blogs in this hop and leave each of us a comment letting us know what you like best about our projects.
Then head over to http://conniecancrop.blogspot.com/ and post that you followed the rules.
You will have until 9:00 pm Sunday to finish the hop and leave your comments.  Be sure to follow everyone and leave a comment along the way! Ready to join in the fun?
 Hope you all enjoy this super celebration!



 Up next is Lori !!

 Here's our lineup in case you get lost:

Thursday, March 7, 2013

LMCB #129 2's Company 3's a Crowd!

Hey everyone!

So I did my layout ahead of time to get ahead of the game.......HOWEVER.......I totally forgot to put up my post!! OMG!! I'm losing my mind!

Anyways, so we want to see 2's or 3's on those Layouts! 2 of something, 3 of something, pics, stash, journaling, or like I did, use the # 2 or 3.







Sorry for the delay and last minute notice! Remember we have a new challenge that starts EVERY SUNDAY!!! So go to Lasting Memories and link up with your layout! Be Sure to enter by Saturday night to win a fabulous prize!

xoxo Charity

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Challenge #128 - Playful Pockets!

Hey everyone!

I have been totally flaky the past couple months and I apologize! I have so many things going on, working two jobs, single mom, one day off a week, and OH YEAH!

I WAS JUST PRE-APPROVED FOR A MORTGAGE!!!

Yep! All by myself! So I can stop renting a house and buy a home for me and my little man!

Now onto the challenge, what you guys are really here for! The CHALLENGE!!

We want to see pockets on those layouts! Remember, it must be a layout. Here is my take on the challenge:

 I am making a 8x8 mini album  for my sister and her new baby. This page she can either add pics in the pocket, or sentiments, whatever she might want to save. I took a vellum envelope and covered it with paper.
 I adhered it to the page and used velcro that I glued to the underside of the flap to hold it down. 
 Here are the papers and embellies I used. Yep, that's all I used to make this whole page!

Now for the good stuff! Look at this prize package our very own Design Team Sister Kimberly put together for one lucky winner!

Now go check out Lasting Memories for some more inspiration and link up with your entry to win this fabulous prize!

xoxo Charity

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Valentine's Day Blog Hop!!


GRAND PRIZE SPONSORED BY OUR LOVELY ZANNIE BERRY!
Leave a bloggy love comment and follow everyone on the hop to win this fabulous prize!!


This hop is all about making crafts for Valentine's Day without using PINK or RED!!!



I used Sure Cuts A Lot with my Cricut and Scrappy Dew file! All boy for my little man to take to daycare for his Valentine goody bags!!

Your next stop is the uber talented Anita!




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I love scrapbooking and paper crafting! My passion is my son JaKobe. He is the light in my life and who I scrapbook about. He is also why I named my blog The Bookin Room. When I would be scrapbooking in my room, Daddy would tell him I was scrapbooking, but he couldn't say all of that! So he would say 'Momma in bookin room'! How cute is that?! I also like to make cards, however, I do not do it often because I never give them out! Hopefully trying something new, such as this blog, I will get back into cards and lots of other crafts with paper! I really hope everyone enjoys what I post and has some great feedback for me! Thank you so much for checking me out!
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