Saturday, June 26, 2010

And the bride wore WHITE......

Welcome to Lovebug Scrapbooking's "INSPIRE US!" blog hop!! Our blog hops
take place on the last Saturday of every month. Thanks so much for joining

If you just happened by this blog and didn't realize a blog hop was taking
place, please go back to Lovebug Scrapbooking and start the Hop. You won't
want to miss all the ispiration from our members....... or the prizes :-)

Our theme for June is "Here Comes the Bride".


I wanted to challenge you to create an "all-white" layout or card. You may add in a small amount of one other color, but that's it! It can be one you've created previously, or a new one -- I know how busy things can be at this time of year :-)

Post a link here in the comments.

Here is one I created over a year ago.

For a prize, I am offering up an all-white package :-) I found a few other white items that are not shown in this picture. There's cardstock, acrylic appliques, ribbon, bling, Thickers and more!


This blog hop will run from today, June 26th until June 29th. We will be drawing for winners on June 30th on the Lovebug Blog. Be sure to check back and see if you're a WINNER!

Follow along in our blog hop! Your next stop is LOIS!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

What an Accomplishment!

So glad you have stopped by for the Scrapbook Heaven "Dads and Grads" Blog Hop & Crop. If you have no idea what I am talking about, check out the details HERE!


For me, graduation was all about achievement and accomplishing your goals as a student. I enjoyed learning and school wasn't too difficult for me. Still, it was a big achievement to graduate with honors.

My oldest son recently finished his 12th year of home education. He is so glad to be finished :-) Schoolwork was not fun for him, but most of the time he did what he was instructed, without too much complaining. LOL! Graduating was a HUGE accomplishment! I can't wait to see what avenue he will take this coming fall -- maybe MORE education?!??

So, on to my challenge for this blog hop & crop. I decided to share a sketch with you, with a little stipulation -- your layout must show some sort of accomplishment or achievement.

Speaking of my oldest son , this layout is showing one of his accomplishments :-)


Now it’s your turn! Create a project using this sketch and upload it to the Scrapbook Heaven Gallery, (or some other online gallery) by June 20th. Post a link to your project in the comments section here as well. One lucky random winner will be selected to receive a ribbon/flower prize from Scrapbook Heaven!

Be sure to return to the Scrapbook Heaven Blog tomorrow to see the next stop in our HOP!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

My Birth Story

I am planning to take part in a challenge by "Mommy's Piggy Tales" -- a challenge to record your youth in 15 posts. Janna will be posting a new journal prompt each Thursday. I think this is a terrific idea. I know my kids always love to hear stories about when I was younger and some of the silly things I did.

Today's post is about my birth story.

I was born during the summer of 1967 -- my mom says it was so hot that summer, and she, being pregnant, felt so uncomfortable. Having a 17 month old running around didn't make things easier for her, I'm sure :-) The 17 month-old was my older sister.

Anyway, I decided to make my first appearance on August 1st, weighing in at 7 lbs 14 ozs. We were living in Springdale at the time, on Cedar Lane. I was born at the Springdale Cottage Hospital.

Mom always said she was hoping for a boy, but she would end up having yet another girl before a boy came along. She named me Carla after my Dad (his second name was Carl), and my second name Penney, which was my mom's maiden name.

I think I was a pretty easy-going baby. From the photos, I know I had a very loving and attentive older sister :-) We still are close now, as we were back then.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Who loves Basic Grey??

Anything Basic Grey is worth checking into :-) Lovely prizes up for grabs!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Scrapbook Heaven kits are in store!

I was so happy to work with the Petite Kit -- let me tell you, though, this kit is anything BUT petite! Don't let the name fool you :-)

It's got quite the assortment of embellishments, and I love the Girl's Paperie line of papers in the kit. Gorgeous!
Here are the first of my creations:

I'll be posting more after this weekend -- I'm heading to a scrap retreat and will get more time to use my kit :-)

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


Thanks for all new new followers this weekend! Makes a girl feel special ;-)

If you took part in the Lovebug blog hop AND are a follower, I put your name in for a CD by my youngest sister, called "On The Right Track".

The winner is LIZ! Congrats!! Send me an email with your mailing address and I'll drop that in the mail for you. ENJOY!