Sunday, February 28, 2010

My Scrapbooking Supplies is Having a Blog Hop!

Begins Monday March 1st@ 10AM !
Hello everyone! My scrapbooking Supplies and our  New Creative Team  are so excited about our New Blog that we are hosting our 1st Blog Hop on Monday March 1st ! To celebrate this exciting event, we are having a blog hop, complete with some yummy blog candy! The blog hop will start at 10:00am (CST) at My Scrapbooking Supplies DT Coordinator (Terria) blog and end at My Scrapbooking Supplies new blog! It is going to be an exciting and fun time, so we hope you will join us!!

The Everyday Scrapper Sketch Sunday - 2/28/10

Here is my take on this week's sketch at  The EveryDay Scrapper 
Come on over and take a look at what  all the DT's did.  And try it for yourself too!

Here is the sketch we worked from:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Everyday Scrapper - Sketch Sunday 2/21/10

The sketch has been revealed at The Everyday Scrapper (actually it was Sunday and I am late on posting this, sorry).  Come on over and take a look at the sketch and see what you can do!  Join in some conversation, just have fun!
Here is the sketch (from PageMaps):

Here is my take of the sketch.  I used an older pattern from Sassafras Lass.  The snowflakes you see scattered around are from that line.  It is very unconventional for snow but it looked good with my little winter coat and I have been really wanting to use this paper. ( I LOVE Sassafras Lass!).  And yes, that is me in the picture, circa 1970 with my cousin Tim and his dad, my Uncle Dennis!)
Thanks for looking!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Creative Scrapbooking Divas Spring Break Crop

We had lots of fun at our first ever Online Crop at Creative Scrapbooking Divas Spring Break Crop
Here are a few of the challenges that I took place in.  You can still jump in and join the challenges. The deadline is Tuesday night.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Creative Scrapbooking Divas Spring Break Crop

Please join myself and the rest of the design team at Creative Scrapbooking Divas  on Saturday, February 20 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. EST.  We have all been working hard to put together some really fun challenges for you.  And what's a challenge without a little bit of RAK?  We have that too!  My challenge will be up at 2 p.m. EST I hope you can at least participate in that.  Please visit us and join in the fun.
Don't forget that we have daily and weekly challenges too.  Hope to see you there.

Scrappily Ever After!


Monday, February 15, 2010

February Birthdays for the Lenth and Stauffer Families

Hello followers,

Many of you know of the busy month of February I have with birthdays.  I kid you not that I have family with birthdays on Feb. 3,4,7,9,10,11,12,13,14,17,20  plus friends on other days of the month.  4 of those birthdays are myself and my 3 kids.  We celebrated this year on Saturday the 13th (my dad's bday) at Happy Joe's Pizza and Ice Cream in Davenport.  We tried for Chuck E. Cheese but after waiting in line forever they couldn't get us in because they were at capacity.  Besides our kids, the 24 year old nephew leaving for the Navy soon, and 21 year old niece, were disappointed at not being able to play games!

For those of you who do not know what Happy Joes is... they will bring you a clown sundae and come out and sing to you with horns, flashing lights and sirens, after announcing to all that there are special birthdays to celebrate.  Our group of 11 got quite the look when 6 clown sundaes were put at our table.

Celebrating birthdays in the month of February is not really easy.  My birthday is the 4th and is usually overlooked, because of the kids' birthday.  However this year I was given an unsurprise surprise party by my friend.  It was her kids and mine at her house with pizza and cake and ice cream.  It was really just a day that worked out for her daughter and I to have our picture taken together.  We didn't get it done at her bday party so Alicia made a little party for me and we had a lot of fun.

After our celebration of 6 of us on Saturday, we still had to come up with something on Sunday since it was the twins' real 9th bday.  They get valentines at school and birthday at home to keep things a little more simple.  Hopefully as they get older (much) and they have boyfriends, they will be lucky enough to have them celebrate Valentine's Day AND their birthday and not have it left out.

Myself- I don't get a valentine's day anymore. My last one was probably the year before the girls were born!  Griffin doesn't really care, he just wants his birthday gifts on the 17th for his birthday.

I will close with a few pics from our celebrations.  Thanks for reading...






The Everyday Scrapper - Sketch Sunday 2/14/10

This is another one of the Design Teams I am proud to be a part of.  The Everyday Scrapper   Here is the sketch of the week.


Here is my take on the sketch:


Go toThe Everyday Scrapper to see all member's layouts.

Just My Sketches and the Blend - Our 2nd Reveal! Come Join Us!

 Here is the sketch for Feb. 15th at Just My Sketches and the Blend

 Join us by making a layout based on the sketch above.  The twist is that you pick one of the songs listed below as your inspiration.

The Songs to Use as inspiration for the Challenge are:
-THE REASON Hoobastank
-THE CLIMB Miley Cyrus
-SUMMER BREEZE Seals and Crofts
You can find the lyrics for these songs Here

To get your name entered, simply create a layout using this sketch and using one of the songs as inspiration. Add your name to the comments and leave a link to where we can find it. At the end of FEBRUARY a random name will be chosen (using as a winner.
Challenge details:
~You will have 4 chances to get your name in for the monthly draw! There will be 2 layout sketches and 2 card sketches posted each month (the 1st and the 15th)
~Please only NEW projects, don't link back to a layout that you have previously done.
~You CAN combine this challenge with other challenges in blogland! That's the fun of challenges, seeing how many challenges you can include with one sketch!!! Woohoo!!! Just remember to link back to Just My Sketches.That would be greatly appreciated. 
~You have until the END of the MONTH to get your card done for this month's prize. 
Here is my take on the sketch:

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Birthdays, Sick Days, Snow Days....

I have been a busy lady these last few weeks. I do not know where the time goes. You can see from my title that the "days" are filled with lots of stuff.  I had children home sick on various days, thankfully not all the same day; we have had too many snow days already and the next 2 days are going to be interesting as we have another storm dumping on us as I write.  (though nothing like what my cousins in Alexandria, VA just had with 26 inches in their backyard and more coming on Weds.).

And then there was my birthday.  Age doesn't bother me- I am now 43!  I am who I am....
I will write more about that later as well as add some pics.

Stay tuned... I will be posting pretty regularly now...  more to come..

Scrappily Ever After,

Monday, February 1, 2010

Just My Sketches and the Blend - Our First Reveal! Come Join Us!

 Well, our first reveal is up on Just My Sketches and the Blend.  What an honor it is to be a part of this team of very talented ladies.  I can hardly wait til the next one!

Just My Sketches and the Blend is the blog where I am a member of the design team.  Deanne, our hostess, designs some wonderful sketches and adds the twist... she wants to see your take of the layout but you need to use lyrics, or title, etc that you chose from her list of songs.  These songs are on Sirius satellite on The Blend station.  Here are the choices for this sketch:
The songs to use for the challenge are:
~BLESSED Elton John
~PUT YOUR RECORDS ON Corinne Bailey Rae
~ONE STEP AT A TIME Jordin Sparks

You will find the lyrics to these songs HERE.
So I am telling you, my followers to get out your scrapping stuff and make your layout and enter it to win the prize!  Click Here to go to Just My Sketches and the Blend

Be sure to visit the blogs that belong to my team members too.  Show em all some love!  Hey, it's February!

Scrappily Ever After,


PS  here is the sketch and my layout.....