Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Lasting Memories Challenge #120!!!


Santa Claus Is Coming!
Hello!! Well, this is our last challenge of 2012, can you even believe that?? Thank you all so very much for joining us each and every week! Your encouragement and support has meant the world to us!! Looking forward to a great 2013 with LOADS of new challenges!! So, onto our last challenge of 2012!!
 Our challenge this week is ..
and you're welcome to use this amazing sketch from Tanya!!


I didn't use the sketch because I had only one pic for this challenge and it is of my son with Santa this year. For the first time I have a picture of him WITHOUT me in Santa's lap too!! Last year the only way I could get JaKobe in Santa's lap was for me to sit on his lap, then JaKobe sat on mine!! Merry Christmas Santa!!! LOL!! I just bribed JaKobe a little and told him I wanted a picture so he kindly obliged and let me get the pic!



The Santa paper behind the picture is actually the front of a Christmas card we received this year! And from the same card I cut out the Santa you see on the left!! Love it!! Now go see some other DT inspiration and get scrapping those cards with your pictures!


Challenge ends 12/29/2012 at 6pm EST

Monday, December 10, 2012

Lasting Memories Challenge #118

ANYTHING BUT SNOW!!! Make a LO WITHOUT snow!!

We don't even have snow here yet in Cleveland Ohio! Not that I'm complaining one bit! LOL

I did this LO with 2 pages from this stack! That's it!! Everything on here is from this stack, no other embellies!

I used a blue sheet of paper from the stack and a page that had a bunch of different borders on it. The stars were one, the grass with the stripes were another, the flowers were one that I fussy cut out and popped up along with the mushrooms. 


The word 'fun' was from another page in the stack that I cut out and popped up. The stripes on my pictures were a border from the border page that I cut and adhered to the edge of my photos and then cut triangles for the corners. The bottom pic is popped up also.



Now go scrapbook something without snow and enter it in our challenge at Lasting Memories! You DO NOT want to miss it since we have a sponsor this week and you could win a $10.00 gift certificate!!



Sunday, December 2, 2012

Snow Layout Challenge #117!!!!



Hello Everyone!!!

Happy Sunday and happy new challenge!! It's all about the snow, snow pics, kids playing in snow, your favorite snow pics, whatever about the snow that inspires you to make a layout of it we want to see it!!!

I did not make a layout with pics because, well, my pics from quite a few months are in the bottom of Lake Erie! Yep, you read that right! I'm one of those procrastinators that never take the time to upload pics from my phone.

Me, my boyfriend and my son sailed to Kelly's Island over the summer, had a fabulous trip, took lots of pics, and welp, we were on our way sailing back and here's me, trying to get one of those uber great shots of the morning sun behind the sail. I tell my boyfriend to move his big head as I started to lean to get the shot..........and..........there it went............bounced off the rim of the boat..........off the second ledge..............PLOP!!!! My HTC 4G Evo sunk with a quickness. The Lake consumed it with a fury like it was tasting a cell phone for the first time and it was a candy like no other!

I watched it for a second, slowly cry for help as it was sucked in by the waves of Lake Erie. Sheer terror on my face, I turned around to face Joe. He was now standing over me, the look of shock had drained the color from both of our faces. He looked at me and said "Honey, I will buy you a new phone cause I love you". (btw, first time he EVER said that 4 letter word!)

My eyes started to burn as I held back the fit of rage and sadness that was welling up. Every cute, funny, weird, hilarious occasion, single moment, planned celebration for the past 6 months was on that phone.................was now sinking hundreds of feet below the surface where we breath..........to thump (if it makes sound under water) (will it? if no one's around to hear it..lol) into the bottom causing a cloud of sand to settle around it, where it will rest for the days of it's life.....

SO! That's why I do not have any 'snow' pics!!!!! How was that for a suspenseful story of a scrap book LO!! hahaha!!





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Can't wait to see what you've got!!  
Link up by Saturday 12/8/12 at 6pm EST to be a part or our TOP 3 or Featured throughout the week!! Be sure to come back tomorrow to see our MONDAY MOJO  and check out all of our DT projects up close and personal!!

xoxo Charity


Saturday, December 1, 2012

A Homespun Christmas Blog Hop!!


Hello and welcome to the A Homespun Christmas Blog Hop. Thank you so much for hopping with us, we hope this hop provides lots of inspiration on gifts to make for the holiday season. We have 2 sponsors for this blog hop.
The first sponsor is Scraptastical Kreations.
She is offering a $20 Gift Certificate to her store:
http://www.scraptasticalkreations.com/To be eligible to win the Gift Certificate you must go to her Facebook fanpage https://www.facebook.com/pages/Scraptastical-Kreations/120204111343309?fref=ts and like the page (if you’re not a fan already) and you must also leave a comment on the fan page.
The second sponsor is Hot Berry Designs.
She is also offering a $20 Gift Certificate to her store:
http://www.hotberrydesigns.net/To be eligible to win the Gift Certificate you must go to her Facebook fanpage https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hot-Berry-Designs/288054737891436?fref=ts and like the page (if you’re not a fan already) and you must also leave a comment on the fan page.
You should have came from Cathie's Blog. If you started at my blog please go back to the beginning to Christine's Blog so you don’t miss any inspiring gift ideas.
My boyfriend's Mom loves the cards I make and I always give them to her after making one for a challenge or a Design Team. So for an early Christmas gift I decided to make a bunch of Christmas cards for her to give to her friends.
I punched out the reindeer with an EK Success punch in glitter cardstock and white cardstock. The background was embossed with the snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder. The 'Merry Christmas' is a sticker I purchased from Pat Catans. It was a whole sheet of them.
I wrapped a ribbon around the center paper, popped up the reindeer and added the googly eye and red rhinestone for his nose.
 I used all different paper from the DCWV Christmas short stack. It's hard to tell from the pictures but I adorned various snowflakes with Stickles so they glitter! Gotta have some Stickles somewhere!
Your next stop on the hop is Vanessa T!!
Here is the complete list of blogs just in case someone is having technical issues. Thank you for hopping along with us!
Christine -http://hotberrydesigns.blogspot.com/Kristy - http://scraptasticalkreations.blogspot.com 
Nancy - http://alwaysastorycreationsbynancy.blogspot.com/Cathie - http://cathiescafe-scraphappy.blogspot.com/*YOU ARE HERE* Charity - http://thebookinroom.blogspot.com/*NEXT*Vanessa T http://wwwpaperkraftsunlimiteddesings.blogspot.com/Suzanne - http://www.zannieberry.blogspot.comKatie - http://www.ktscreativeinsights.blogspot.comElecia - http://creationsby-kahaulani.blogspot.com/Leslie- http://krochtacreations.blogspot.com/