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Monday, February 27, 2012

hurry, hurry - not much time left!!!

You have until the end of February to play along with our blog hop or make a layout for our Feb 1 or 15th challenges to be eligible to win our fabulous prize package:





Your first clue word is:

PASSION

Write it down, and collect a word at each of our designer's blogs. After visiting each of the blogs, collecting all 10 clue words (one at each blog and the one here), please send an e-mail to me at anne.pennington@xplornet.com in order to be eligible to win our fabulous prize!!  Please put in the subject line of your e-mail "Valentine's Blog Hop".

Participation in each challenge this month will also earn you a chance for the prize !!!

So for three chances to win - play the blog, the 1st February and the 15th of February challenges!! It's worth your while.  We have included special papers, embellishments, stamps, glitter, alphas, colour mist, gaffer's tape, ribbons, flowers and baker's twine - all chosen with Valentine's Day in mind!

Okay - now hop along to Lindy Gillespie's blog at http://wwwjustanotherday.blogspot.com/ to get her clue word, see what she's been up to lately and to see which designer's blog you hop along to for your next clue word!

:)

Please leave a comment here to let us know what you think of the hop, the prize, or anything to do with this challenge website. Also, please leave a comment for each of our designers on their blogs to let them know how much you appreciate their beautiful layouts!!! We'd love to see who is playing along and visit your blog too to see what you are up to!  It's all about sharing and new friends!!

Some of the design team are offering prizes of their own!!!! Soooo much fun!!!

monday's mentions 27 february 2012

Wow - Georgia Heald won the "Remember"|challenge over at Bird is the Word. Congratulations Georgia!!!

Friday, February 24, 2012

fave fridays 24 february 2012

Wow - just take a look at these flowers:

http://www.swirlydoos.com/page.php?67

Have you been anywhere lately that you'd like to share with us in the comments?


Monday, February 20, 2012

monday's mentions 20 February 2012 ..

Donna O'Leary made the elite Design Team for NZ Paper Chase which is the only Scrapbooking Mag in New Zealand.

Sarah Groen's work was favoured as a winner over at Once Upon a Sketch. for their February 1st challenge.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

15th sketch 15 february 2012

Time for our 15th of the month scrapbook sketch challenge.  Here's our sketch this month:



And here is our scrapbooking challenge:

February 22nd is Baden Powell Day – Baden Powell was the founder of Boy Scouts, and his sister Agnes was the founder of Girl Guides. Scrap a memory of you in Scouting or Girl Guides (brownies, Sparks, Guides, etc.) or a memory of a group you belonged to when you were a child or teen. You may include a momento or journal a memory of what belonging meant to you.

Don't forget that if you play along with this challenge, complete our blog hop this month, or play along with our 1 February challenge by the 28th of this month, you are eligible for a chance (one chance per challenge and completed blog hop) for this FREAKING AWESOME prize:





Here is what our DT came up with:













 





Our guest designer Paula Castells:




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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine’s Blog Hop at another Freaking scrappy challenge

Well here it is - our Valentine's blog hop at another Freaking scrappy challenge.  You have until the end of February to play along to be eligible to win our fabulous prize package:





Your first clue word is:

PASSION

Write it down, and collect a word at each of our designer's blogs. After visiting each of the blogs, collecting all 10 clue words (one at each blog and the one here), please send an e-mail to me at anne.pennington@xplornet.com in order to be eligible to win our fabulous prize!!  Please put in the subject line of your e-mail "Valentine's Blog Hop".

Not only that - participation in each challenge this month will earn you a chance for the prize !!! So for three chances to win - play the blog, the 1st February and the 15th of February challenges!! It's worth your while.  We have included special papers, embellishments, stamps, glitter, alphas, colour mist, gaffer's tape, ribbons, flowers and baker's twine - all chosen with Valentine's Day in mind!

Okay - now hop along to Lindy Gillespie's blog at http://wwwjustanotherday.blogspot.com/ to get her clue word, see what she's been up to lately and to see which designer's blog you hop along to for your next clue word!

:)

Please leave a comment here to let us know what you think of the hop, the prize, or anything to do with this challenge website. Also, please leave a comment for each of our designers on their blogs to let them know how much you appreciate their beautiful layouts!!! We'd love to see who is playing along and visit your blog too to see what you are up to!  It's all about sharing and new friends!!

Ooooo - and I just peeked - some of the design team are offering prizes of their own!!!! Soooo much fun!!!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Freaking Valentine's blog hop coming up

We have a blog hop coming up that will open until the end of the month ... great prize.  You can win  chance at it by completing the hop, and by completing our challenges.





Saturday, February 4, 2012

some freaking faves for january 2012 and a fun blog hop with a prize coming up!!!

Sorry to be so late with this.  My computer is flaky and have had to be on my husband's.  His computer doesn't have my files and e-mail where the design team girls sent their votes to me.  But, phew, now it is going up!!

We will be hosting a blog hop this month - so stay tuned.  You will be eligible for a great prize by participating in the hop and by playing in February's two challenges!!!!



Our faves for January 1 challenge:

Lindy G

Mitra Pratt

Roxy Rolla

Our faves for the January 15th sketch challenge:

Sue S.

Charlotte

ScrapEls


Great work ladies - please come and play again this month - so looking forward to seeing what you can create!!!

Friday, February 3, 2012

fave fridays 3 february 2012

I was just over at Nadia's Once Upon a Sketch and wow - you should see her latest top five from the latest challenge!  Hurry over - the layouts are GORGEOUS!!

Where have you been this week?  Just add the links in the comments below!!



Wednesday, February 1, 2012

1 february 2012 scrapbooking challenge

Hard to believe we are in the second month of 2012 already!!  Wow. No wonder I have the year down pat whenever I write the date out in full.  I've had a month to practice it and get used to it.

Our scrapbooking challenge this time around is to scrap about our first love.  For me - I chose my first pop star crush - as the first crush I remember (he didn't know) is in contact with me on Facebook, and my first boyfriend is as well - don't want to stir up any controversy!!! Lol.  Anyway here is how I presented the scrapbook challenge to the DT:

Just in time for Valentine’s Day next month – your first love – a real boy or girl, try to include a  momento from that time with them, or download an image or something from that era from the internet if you wish. A pop or movie star crush can be substituted for a real live crush if you are too shy to tell us how it really was!!!

Here is what they came up with:

















 





Our guest designer Paula Castells: