Friday, May 30, 2008

Layout Contest Extended!

I am extending this contest since construction is still going on! I've gotten some great submissions already, and just ordered the kits I will be giving away as a prize. They are from Coordinates Collections...the May Celebration Kit!

Here are the details again:

Layout Contest!!!
First of all, I finally got the blog finished for the scrapbook retreat house! Woo hoo! Here's the link: The Hamburg Hideaway Scrapbook Retreat House

Please stop by to visit!

I am also holding a layout contest. I bought several (like all they had left in stock) of those 12 x 12 scrapbook frames. I am going to be decorating the retreat house with these frames and need some AWESOME layouts! SO, that's where you all come in...
1. Layouts must be 12 x 12 in size.
2. Submit as many layouts as you would like, by emailing them to me at
3. Choose one of these words and base your layout on it:
*OR any other inspirational word you come up with!
4. There can be photos on these pages, but there doesn't have to be.
5. Please make sure your name appears somewhere on the front of the layout, along with a blog address if you choose for others to check you out.
6. I will choose the winning layouts, at least 12, and those people will receive a NICE scrappy RAK from me (a kit!). The winning layouts must be mailed to me to hang in the retreat house!!! So make sure you are willing to part with it! These will serve as inspiration for those attending the house, and expose them to your work.
7. The due date for layouts to be emailed to me will be June14th. Winners will be posted here on my blog by June 21st. I will contact you also! Thanks and good luck!

Giveaway Winner Announced!

Congrats to NoraAnne! You are the winner for linking my retreat house blog! Please email your addy to

Thanks to everyone who participated!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Teresa Collins Mini Album

This is the mini album I created for a Teresa Collins contest at Coordinates Collections. I love how it turned out! It's my first real mini album.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Another layout, and a little blog giveaway!

Here's a layout I did last week for a contest I'm partipicating in at Addicted Scrappers. The challenge was to use 3 different pieces of patterned paper from 3 different manufacturers. You also couldn't duplicate any other manufacturers with the embellies. This is Kinsey with her crazy hair!

It's time for another blog giveaway! For this one, I have some brand new Noteworthy journaling sheets to give away. All you have to do is add a link to my scrapbook retreat house on your own blog. Post here once you have done so, and I'll pull a winner on Sunday, May 22nd.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Another week gone by...

I can't believe how fast time flies! I haven't blogged in two weeks, so there is LOTS to catch up on!

I've been very busy planning a Disney trip for Erik and I. It's our 5 year anniversary, so back when we got married in Jamaica, we said every 5 years we would go to a different island. However, after looking at pricing, and with building the retreat house, I've convinced him to do Disney! It will kind of be our last time without taking the girls along, so we can do what we want! I've already booked all of our meals and resort, and we got our plane tickets with miles.

I also ordered a Dell laptop, and it came today! I can't wait to go play. Did I mention that it's PINK?!

Here are some scrappy projects I've done over the past few weeks.

This first one is a layout I did for a challenge. It's using a sketch of Lucy Chesna's.

Here's one of my cousin's daughter Kaylee. I just love this Making Memories paper!

This one was done using a Pagemaps sketch. The photos are from Easter at Heidelberg Country Club which my sister in law Wendy invites us to every year. Devon had a blast this year!

I LOVE this paper! It's from 12 Fridays.

Here's another one from a's escaping me now whose sketch it is, but I love how it turned out! This was also for a challenge on a message board.