GCC DECEMBER CHRISTMAS "CARTOON" CHALLENGE

Click HERE for my CHRISTMAS "CARTOON" CHALLENGE and link to my Scrappy Friend's Challenge!!!

Friday, December 1, 2017

December Scrappy Friends Christmas "Cartoon" Challenge and November Winners

Hello!
December is here...only 24 more days until Christmas. 
This month for the Scrappy Friends Challenges, I am hosting a
Christmas "Cartoon" Challenge
Create a layout inspired by the cartoon. 
You are to use (3) different things in the cartoon as inspiration...for instance colors, snow, trees. etc.  What ever you select it only counts as one, for example if you use the colors red, green and white,  it only counts as one item.

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of December 1, 2017
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by December 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

Here is the prize you are playing for this month:
Simple Stories 12 x 12 "O Holy Night" Simple Set

BONUS CHALLENGE:
Combine my challenge with
Rochelle's December "Rewind" Sketch Challenge
and you will be entered into an additional drawing
for a chance to win the following
BONUS PRIZE:
The winner may choose a gift card from
any online scrapbooking store/kit club
~OR~
One of the following stores
JoAnns. Michaels, or Hobby Lobby

Now for the November WINNERS!!!!
Thanks so much to all of you who played along last month!

Congratulations!
You are the random drawn winner of the 
November Rewind Sketch Challenge!
Please leave a comment below and email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
to claim your prize!

And...
Congratulations!
You are the winner for November Scrappy Friends Bonus Challenge!
Please comment below and
email us with your gift card choice at
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com
to claim your prize!

Have an amazing holiday season!

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

November Scrappy Friends "Rewind" Sketch Challenge and October Winners

Happy November!!!!
Hard to believe we are so close to the end of the year!
This month for the Scrappy Friends Challenges, I am hosting the 
"Rewind" Sketch Challenge
Here's the wonderful throwback sketch I chose to inspire you created by
The Challenge....
Create a layout based on the the sketch above. You can flip it, rotate it, add more photos, etc. just as long as I can tell you used the sketch for inspiration

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of November 1, 2017
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by November 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

Here is the prize you are playing for this month:
PhotoPlay "Autumn Orchard" 
12 x 12 Collection 
BONUS CHALLENGE:
Combine my November "Rewind" Sketch Challenge with
Rochelle's Word Art Inspiration Challenge




All entries combining both challenges will be entered into our
prize drawing for a chance to win the following
BONUS PRIZE:
The winner may choose a gift card from
any online scrapbooking store/kit club
~OR~
One of the following stores
JoAnns. Michaels, or Hobby Lobby

Now for the October WINNERS!!!!
Thanks so much to all of you who played along last month!
Another month of wonderful inspiration and various takes on the
One Word Title Challenge
as well as Rochelle's Rewind Sketch Challenge

Congratulations!
Stacy H-W
You are the winner of the October One Word Challenge!
Please leave a comment below and email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
to claim your prize!

And...
Congratulations!
Jenessa
You are the winner for October Scrappy Friends Bonus Challenge!
Please comment below and
email us your gift card choice at:
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com
to claim your prize! 

Enjoy the rest of your week everyone!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October Scrappy Friends 'One Word Title" Challenge and September Winners Announced

Hello...
It's reveal day for the 
October Scrappy Friends Challenges!!!

This month I am hosting a
"One Word" Title Challenge
Your challenge is to create a layout and your title must include
ONE WORD
only!!!!

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of  October 1, 2016
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by Oct 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

Here is the prize you are playing for this month:
Below is the layout I created using one word for my title and
Rochelle's October "Rewind" Sketch
FORTHCOMING


BONUS CHALLENGE:
Combine my challenge with
Rochelle's "Rewind" Sketch Challenge:
All entries combining both challenges will be entered into our
prize drawing for a chance to win the following
BONUS PRIZE:
The winner may choose a gift card from
any online scrapbooking store/kit club
~OR~
One of the following stores
JoAnns. Michaels, or Hobby Lobby

Now for the September WINNERS!!!!
Thanks so much to all of you who played along last month!
Another month of wonderful inspiration and various takes on the
Rewind Sketch Challenge
as well as Rochelle's Challenge

Congratulations!
#1 Lisa M

You are the winner of the September "Rewind" Sketch Challenge!
Please leave a comment below and email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
to claim your prize!

And...
SHANNON BLINN

Congratulations!
You are the winner for September Scrappy Friends Bonus challenge!
Please comment below and
email us at
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com
to claim your prize! 

I am looking forward to seeing all of the creative ways everyone is
inspired by this month's Scrappy Friends Challenges!
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Friday, September 1, 2017

September Scrappy Friends "Rewind" Sketch Challenge and August Winners

Happy Friday!
It's time for a new scrappy challenge! 
This month for the Scrappy Friends Challenges, I am hosting the 
"Rewind" Sketch Challenge
Here's the wonderful throwback sketch I chose to inspire you from
The Challenge....
Create a layout based on the the sketch above. You can flip it, rotate it, add more photos, etc. just as long as I can tell you used the sketch for inspiration

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of September 1, 2017
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by September 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

Here is the prize you are playing for this month:
Simple Stories "The Story of Us" 12 x 12 Paper Pad
BONUS CHALLENGE:
Combine my September "Rewind" Sketch Challenge with
All entries combining both challenges will be entered into our
prize drawing for a chance to win the following
BONUS PRIZE:
The winner may choose a gift card from
any online scrapbooking store/kit club
~OR~
One of the following stores
JoAnns. Michaels, or Hobby Lobby

Now for the August WINNERS!!!!
Thanks so much to all of you who played along last month!
Another month of wonderful inspiration and various takes on the
Wacky Holiday Challenge
as well as Rochelle's Rewind Sketch Challenge

Congratulations!
Barb Prendergast
You are the winner of the August Wacky Holiday Challenge!
Please leave a comment below and email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
to claim your prize!

And...
Congratulations!
Lyne B
You are the winner for August Scrappy Friends Bonus Challenge!
Please comment below and
email us your gift card choice at:
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com
to claim your prize! 

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

August 'Wacky Holiday" Challenge and July Winners Announced

Hello and welcome to my blog!
It's reveal day for the 
August Scrappy Friends Challenges.
As you know... this year Rochelle Spears and I are alternating with different types of challenges
along with the Rewind Sketch Challenge.

My challenge for you this month is...
A Wacky Holiday Challenge
in honor of
National Girlfriends Day
Your challenge is to create a layout based on the friendship
between you and a friend or friends
AND...you must include (2) or more of the colors from the
photo above on your layout.

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of  Aug 1, 2016
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by Aug 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

Here is the prize you are playing for this month:

Below is the layout I created inspired on the subway art board and 
Rochelle's August "Rewind" Sketch

FORTHCOMING

BONUS CHALLENGE:
Combine my challenge with
Rochelle's "Rewind" Sketch Challenge 
All entries combining both challenges will be entered into our
prize drawing for a chance to win the following
BONUS PRIZE:
The winner may choose a gift card from
any online scrapbooking store/kit club
~OR~
One of the following stores
JoAnns. Michaels, or Hobby Lobby

Now for the July WINNERS!!!!
Thanks so much to all of you who played along last month!
Another month of wonderful inspiration and various takes on the
Rewind Sketch Challenge
as well as Rochelle's Challenge

Congratulations!
#8 Esther
You are the winner of the July "Rewind" Sketch Challenge!
Please leave a comment below and email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
to claim your prize!

And...
Sandy Ross
Congratulations!
You are the winner for July Scrappy Friends Bonus challenge!
Please comment below and
email us at
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com
to claim your prize! 

I am looking forward to seeing all of the creative ways everyone is
inspired by this month's Scrappy Friends Challenges!
Have an awesome inspiring day!

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July "Rewind" Sketch Challenge ~ June Winners Announced!

Hello!
It's the first of July, and that means that it's time for a new scrappy challenge! 
This month for the Scrappy Friends Challenges, I am hosting the 
"Rewind" Sketch Challenge
Here's an awesome throwback sketch I chose to inspire you from
Page Maps
The Challenge....
Create a layout based on the the sketch above.  You can flip it, rotate it, add more photos, etc. just as long as I can tell you used the sketch for inspiration

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of  July 1, 2016
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by July 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

Here is the prize you are playing for this month:
(PhotoPlay "Nautical Bliss" 12 x 12 Collection Pack)

Here's the layout I created based on the sketch and 
Rochelle's "Color" Challenge

FORTHCOMING

BONUS CHALLENGE:
Combine my May "Rewind" Sketch Challenge with
Rochelle's "Color Challenge
All entries combining both challenges will be entered into our
prize drawing for a chance to win the following
BONUS PRIZE:
The winner may choose a gift card from
any online scrapbooking store/kit club
~OR~
One of the following stores
JoAnns. Michaels, or Hobby Lobby

Now for the June WINNERS!!!!
Thanks so much to all of you who played along last month!
Another month of wonderful inspiration and various takes on the
Subway Challenge
as well as Rochelle's Rewind Sketch Challenge

Congratulations!
Wendy Crowe
You are the winner of the June Subway Art Challenge!
Please leave a comment below and email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
to claim your prize!

And...
Congratulations!
Suzanne
You are the winner for June Scrappy Friends Bonus challenge!
Please comment below and
email us at
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com
to claim your prize! 

Have an awesome weekend everyone!

Thursday, June 1, 2017

June's Subway Art Challenge and May Winners Announced!!!!

Hi there everyone!
It's reveal day for the June Scrappy Friends Challenges!!
This month I am hosting a 
Subway Art Challenge
The Challenge:
 Use one or more of the phrases above as your title, in your journaling or the phrase could be printed on one of your embellishments.   
Note:  You must use a the complete phrase to be eligible for the prize drawing:
Example:  You're my dad, my role model.

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of  June 1, 2016
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by June 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

Here is the prize you are playing for this month:

Below is the layout I created inspired on the subway art board and 
Rochelle's June "Rewind" Sketch

FORTHCOMING

BONUS CHALLENGE:
Combine my challenge with
Rochelle's "Rewind" Sketch Challenge 

All entries combining both challenges will be entered into our
prize drawing for a chance to win the following
BONUS PRIZE: 
The winner may choose a gift card from
any online scrapbooking store/kit club
~OR~
One of the following stores
JoAnns. Michaels, or Hobby Lobby

Now for the May WINNERS!!!!
Thanks so much to all of you who played along last month!
Another month of wonderful inspiration and various takes on the
Rewind Sketch Challenge
as well as Rochelle's 1-2-3 Challenge

Ange W
Congratulations!
You are the winner of the May "Rewind" Sketch Challenge!
Please leave a comment below and email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
to claim your prize!

And...
Barbara Greenberg
Congratulations!
You are the winner for May Scrappy Friends Bonus challenge!
Please comment below and
email us at
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com
to claim your prize! 

I am looking forward to seeing all of the creative ways everyone is
inspired by this month's Scrappy Friends Challenges!
Have an awesome inspiring day!

Monday, May 1, 2017

May "Rewind" Sketch Challenge ~ April Winners Annouced

Hello!
It's the first of May, and that means that it's time for a new scrappy challenge! 
This month for the Scrappy Friends Challenges, I am hosting the 
May "Rewind" Sketch Challenge
Here's a fun throwback sketch I chose to inspire you from
Designs by Diana

The Challenge....
Create a layout based on the the sketch above.  You can flip it, rotate it, add more photos, etc. just as long as I can tell you used the sketch for inspiration

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of  May 1, 2016
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by May 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

Here is the prize you are playing for this month:

Here's the layout I created based on the sketch and 
Rochelle's 1-2-3 Challenge

FORTHCOMING

BONUS CHALLENGE:
Combine my May "Rewind" Sketch Challenge with
Rochelle's May 1-2-3
All entries combining both challenges will be entered into our
prize drawing for a chance to win the following
BONUS PRIZE:
The winner may choose a gift card from
any online scrapbooking store/kit club
~OR~
One of the following stores
JoAnns. Michaels, or Hobby Lobby

ALSO...FOR A CHANCE AT WINNING ANOTHER PRIZE
Scrap Our Stash is using my challenge and Rochelle's challenge
for one of their NSD Challenges, stop by and get the details HERE

Now for the April WINNERS!!!!
Thanks so much to all of you who played along last month!
Another month of wonderful inspiration and various takes on the
Inspiration Challenge
as well as Rochelle's Rewind Sketch Challenge

Sharon Fritchman
Congratulations!
You are the winner of the April Inspiration Challenge!
Please leave a comment below and email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
to claim your prize!

And...
Kelly Massman
Congratulations!
You are the winner for April Scrappy Friends Bonus challenge!
Please comment below and
email us at
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com
to claim your prize! 

I hope everyone will visit the Scrap Our Stash Blog as well as The ScrapRoom Blogs 
this week for information on our 
National Scrapbooking Day Challenges!

Have a great week!



Friday, April 7, 2017

"All-Star Sisters" Layout ~ The ScrapRoom

Hello everyone!
Today I am up on The ScrapRoom Blog sharing a layout I created
inspired by the 
April Freaky Fast Formula

For the challenge I decided to use the 
Echo Park "Magic & Wonder" Page Kit 
one of four kits included in the April 
I did not have any Disney photos that have not been scrapped so I opted for 
 some photos I had taken of my great-nieces while they
were in Portland competing in the Pac West Cheer Competition last month!
Both girl's teams took first place in their division and each team member is given a jacket,
so here they are showing off their jackets! 
Here's my layout....

And the April Freaky Fast Formula that inspired the design of my page...

I encourage you to try creating a layout using the formula. It’s interesting to create a layout using the formula and seeing the results!  Give it a chance – if not now, maybe next month.  The ScrapRoom reveals a formula each month.  
You can find all of the challenge details and rules in 

Have fun creating, you have until April 30th, 11:59 PM (PST) to link up your entries
for a chance to win the following prize:
The TSR Design Team is looking forward to seeing all of your creations. 

Visit The ScrapRoom and check out this amazing kit
and all of the other amazing April Kits. 

Have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

"Love & Adore You" Layout ~ The ScrapRoom

Hello!
Each month I look forward to receiving a priority box with the monthly kits from
This month as always, the kits were full of awesome scrappy goodness!
Lots of inspiring colors, patterns and designs!

Here's a look at the 
Fancy Pants " Family & Co" Page Kit
one of four kits included in the April
This kit is perfect for documenting life with family and friends!
Below is the layout I created using this awesome kit....

Great colors and patterns which made it so easy and quick to create a layout of me and my great-nephew goofing around, while he was in Oregon during his sister's Cheer competition last month. 
One of my favorite paper companies is Fancy Pants and as usual this collection did not disappoint, especially with the incredible embellishments Rochelle added to this kit. 

All items used are from the kit with the exception of enamel shapes taken from the 
and the Alpha Stickers and Acrylic Word Sticker are from my personal stash.

Visit
The ScrapRoom
and check out all of the other layouts and projects the 
Design Team created using this amazing page kit, as well as other projects  using
the other page  kits in the April
Flavors of the Month Kit
Thank you for visiting my blog!
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

April Inspiration Challenge and Winners Announced!!!!


Hi there!
It's reveal day for my April Scrappy Friends Challenge
and my challenge this month is an Inspiration Challenge:

The Challenge....
Create a layout based on the the inspiration photo above. You may use either the colors, the composition, the elements, or any combination to create your page.  Please include in your write up when linking up your entry, what inspired you.

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of  April 1, 2016
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by April 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

Here is the prize you are playing for this month
($10 Gift Card to The ScrapRoom)

Here's the layout I created based on the inspiration and 
Rochelle's Sketch Challenge

FORTHCOMING



BONUS CHALLENGE:
Combine this April Inspiration Challenge with
Rochelle's April Rewind Sketch Challenge


All entries combining both challenges will be entered into our 
prize drawing for a cbance to win the following  
BONUS PRIZE:
The winner may choose a gift card from
any online scrapbooking store/kit club
~OR~
One of the following stores
JoAnns. Michaels, or Hobby Lobby

Now for the March WINNERS!!!!
Thanks so much to all of you who played along last month!
Another month of wonderful inspiration and various takes on the
Rewind Sketch  Challenge
as well as Rochell's Tic Tac Toe Challenge

BETHANY R
Congratulations!
You are the winner of the March Rewind Sketch Challenge!

Please leave a comment below and email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
to claim your prize!
And....

NATSUKO
Congratulations! 
You are the winner for March Scrappy Friends Bonus challenge!
Please comment below and
 email us at 
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com 
to claim your prize! 

Have a great weekend and I am looking forward to seeing all of the creative ideas everyone creates inspired by this month's Scrappy Friends Challenges.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

March Rewind Sketch Challenge and February Winners Announced!!!

Hello everyone!
This month I am hosting the
Scrappy Friends
Rewind Sketch Challenge

For this month's challenge I chose a sketch created by
Emma Stafrace
from
Page Drafts

Your challenge is to create a layout inspired by the sketch

The RULES:
• Your layout must be NEW as of  March 1, 2016
(Please do not upload layouts using this sketch,  created prior to
March 1, 2017, they will not be considered for the prize drawing)
NO DIGITAL LAYOUTS
• You must be a FOLLOWER of my blog
• You must link your entry below with Mr. Linky by March 29th, 11:59 PM (PST) 
• You must include a LINK back to this challenge post when posting your layout on your blog or gallery.

Here is the prize you are playing for this month:
Photoplay 12 x 12 Collection Kit:

Below is the layout I created inspired by this month's sketch:
FORTHCOMING

My layout was further inspired by
Rochelle's Bingo Challenge

And there is a 
BONUS CHALLENGE...
Combine my challenge with Rochelle's challenge and your name will automatically be entered into our monthly prize drawing for the this month's
Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE:
$15 "Winner's Choice" Gift Card
The winner may choose a gift card from
any online scrapbooking store/kit club
~OR~
One of the following stores
JoAnns. Michaels, or Hobby Lobby

Now for the February WINNERS!!!!
Thank you so much to all of you who played along last month! 
Another month of wonderful inspiration and various takes on the Lyric Challenge
as well as Rochelle's Rewind Sketch Challenge.

The randomly drawn WINNER of my
February Lyric Challenge is....
#10 ~ Barbara Greenberg

AND... 

 is the winner of the 
February Scrappy Friends BONUS PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS LADIES!!!!

Barbara be sure to comment below and then email me at:
msbrags@gmail.com
 and I will get your gift card information emailed out to you. 
Please add GCC February Winner in the subject line.

Alicia be sure to comment below or on Rochelle's Blog
then email us at:
scrapfriendschallenges@gmail.com
with your choice of gift card and we will get it out to you.
Please add February Bonus Winner in the subject line.

Happy crafting...I can't wait to see all of your amazing creations
inspired by this months challenge!

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Layouts ~ The ScrapRoom February Flavors of the Month Kit

Hello!
It is a little late in the month, but I wanted to share more of the layouts 
I created using the
February Flavors of the Month Kit
from 

February's "Flavors" (Page Kits):
~Crate Paper - Heart Day
~ Echo Park - Just Be You
~ Fancy Pants Designs - Sweet Nothings
~ Simple Stores - Love & Adore 

That is (4) individual page kits in one monthly kit for an affordable price to help you
"get more pages done!" 

The layout below was created using the 
Fancy Pants Designs "Just Be" You" Page Kit" 

"I Love Happy Wonderful You"

I created the next two layouts using the 
Echo Park " Be You" Page Kit 

"Shine Like The Whole Universe Is Yours"

"Little Girls with Dreams, Become Women With Vision"

And...the last layout was created using the amazing
Simple Stories " Love and Adore" Page Kit

February Recipe Card
"Month In Review"
All Flavors of the Month Subscribers will receive:
~ Access to exclusive Recipe Cards (step by step instructions) to create (4) double page layouts
each month.   

And...there is more
~ A Gourmet Flavored Coffee Sampler packet with each month's kit

Here's a video from our Videographer TinaGale for a closer look at the
February Flavors of the Month Kit:

For more information on the FOTM kit and all of the other wonderful kits, 
as well as prices, becoming a monthly member, etc.,
please visit their website....

Thank you for stopping by and return tomorrow to check out my
March Scrappy Friends 
"Rewind Sketch Challenge"

Enjoy the rest of your day!