OUR SCRAPPY FRIENDS

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Thank you for another fun year!

Hi everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and here's to wishing you all a happy and healthy New Year!

First of all, I want to say THANK YOU to everyone who supports our challenge blog and plays in our challenges. Without you all, we wouldn't be here! Thank you for another fun-filled year, and we're looking forward to many more!


Now, I'd like to run a few quick announcements by you so you don't get too lonely this week while we are on break between challenges! LOL! ;)
  • Beginning with our next challenge on January 5th, our design team will (once again) vote on our winners! Yay! We are really stoked about this! Winners and top picks will be announced on Wednesday following the end of the challenge.
  • I'm sure you've noticed the announcements, but we have four new designers coming on board! You're gonna love what you see! ;)
  • We have an A.W.E.S.O.M.E. lineup for 2015 with three sponsors scheduled for most of our challenges, and four sponsors for a couple of them! We also have several blog hops scheduled with some fun prizes! I cannot thank our sponsors enough for their wonderfulness!
  • We've discontinued the Guest Designer Spotlight in 2015 as I've increased the number of regular designers to 12.
  • Abbreviated Challenge Rules are located on the right sidebar, however, we urge everyone to check out the full Challenge Rules on the top tab so you are familiar with exactly what's required. We want this to be fun for everyone!

Okay, this is it from me today... be sure to check back with us on January 5th for our first challenge of the new year! With our amazing designers, three wonderful sponsors and three awesome prizes, I promise you a good time! ;)

Hugs,
Leslie

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

LTSCB #44 Winner & DT Favorites!

Hi everyone and welcome back to the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! A huge thanks to everyone who played with us in our "When Nature Calls!" challenge! We had some pretty awesome entries! Hope you all had a most wonderful Christmas! It's hard to believe 2014 is behind us and we are embracing 2015! 

So let's get to it! :)
The WINNER is ...

You won a $10 gift certificate from Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet!

 Please send an email to LTSCB at mail dot com within the next week to claim your prize!


And, as chosen by Michelle this time,
the DT FAVORITES (in numerical order) are...

CONGRATS TO OUR WINNERS AND DT FAVORITES! 
AWESOME JOB, LADIES! :D
You have all created absolutely beautiful projects that are well deserving of Winner and DT Favorite honors! Your projects will be showcased in our Facebook photos!

Be sure to grab your badges from the Badges tab above to display on your blogs!


Don't forget that this is one of the few months in the year that we have five Mondays, so we have a week off between challenges. Be sure to check back with us next Monday, January 5th, for our next challenge - the first one of the new year! It'll be a fun one and we have some awesome sponsors lined up! And our four new designers will be rocking their debut projects! See you then! :)

Big hugs,
Leslie & the DT

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Welcome Anne!

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Hi everyone! It's Christmas day and we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

I'm back this morning, on the fourth day of our new teammie introductions, to bring you Anne, our newest designer. Anne will begin creating with us in our January 5th challenge also, along with Lillian, Stephanie and Julie, and we can't wait to showcase her projects! She's a very talented lady and we're very happy she's joined our team. Be sure to check out her blog Anne's Scrap Corner to see what she's all about! ;)

So, without further ado, here's Anne...


I am super excited to be a part of the team! A quick bit about me. I live about 30 min outside of Washington DC with my husband of 17 years, 14 yr old daughter Sarah, our two dogs, and Sarah's pony, Ziggy. Most all of whom you will see on my scrapbook layouts, I come from a large family, (4 brothers and sisters, and 13 nieces and nephews) we all live in 15 min of each other and they too are in many of my scrapbook pages! We are in the process of building a new home, hoping to settle sometime in Janurary and move in March. Right about the same time that Sarah has "D" day..... decision day for high school acceptance letters!!!! Needless to say, this DT will be a stress reliever for me and a chance to get away from life for a while! Can't wait to meet everyone!!!!!!!


Welcome aboard, Anne! We're glad you're a part of our design team and we're all looking forward to lots of fun scrapping!

Hugs,
Leslie & the DT

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Welcome Julie!

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Hi everyone! I'm back today, on the third day of our new designer introductions, to introduce you to Julie, our new teammie from Australia! Along with Lillian and Stephanie, Julie will begin creating with us on January 5th in our first challenge of the new year. We are more than happy that Julie has joined our team! Be sure to visit her blog Julie's Craft Haven to check out some amazing projects!

Without further ado, heeeeeere's Julie...



Hi everyone, my name is Julie and I live in Brisbane, Australia. I'm super excited to be joining the Love to Scrap! Design Team. This is my first Design Team and I'm really looking forward to creating with the team and seeing all of your fabulous work in the upcoming challenges.


Over the years I have dabbled in arts and crafts - from art in high school to ceramics and tapestry. I did manage to finish a piece but sewing stuff really isn't my thing.


My entering the world of scrapbooking came when Mum and I attended a beginner's class early in 2011 and it all took off from there. Since then, I've also done Off the Page items, card making and more recently stamping/colouring and mixed media. 


I don't have a particular style when it comes to scrapbooking. However, I do like the photos to be the main focal point and make the paper/embellishments compliment the photo. It's the same with my card making too.


Photography is also another hobby of mine and I love creating layouts as a way to display my photos. The two hobbies go hand in hand perfectly!



Welcome aboard, Julie! We're so happy to have you with us! We're all looking forward to lots of fun crafting!

Big hugs,
Leslie & the DT


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Welcome Stephanie!

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Hi everyone! As I mentioned yesterday morning, we have four amazing designers joining our design team in the new year, and I'm back this morning to introduce to you to Stephanie, who comes to us from South Carolina. We are very, very happy that she has agreed to join us! Along with Lillian, Stephanie will begin creating with us in our January 5th challenge. Be sure to check out her amazing creations on her blog Stephanie's Stampin Spot - we know that you're going to just love what you see! ;)

Without further ado, here's our new teammie, Stephanie...



My name is Stephanie and Leslie has so kindly asked me to be a part of the DT.  I am from South Carolina, Married for 31 years and have 2 beautiful daughters and 2 extra cute grandkids!  I have been crafting for 8 years now and still enjoy it everyday.  My husband and I are empty nesters and I stay at home.  I have been watching children in my home for 31 years now and at the moment only take care of Teachers kids.  I have one family right now with 3 children and I watch them part time which leaves me with plenty of time to craft.  In my spare time I love to cook, read, bird watch and exercise.  I look forward to getting to know all on the DT as I am sure there is some crafty tid-bit I can learn from each one of you!

Welcome aboard, Stephanie! We're so happy you're now a Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog designer and looking forward to lots of fun times creating together!

Big hugs,
Leslie & the DT

Monday, December 22, 2014

Welcome Lillian!

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Hi everyone! I'm proud to announce that we have four new designers joining us in the new year! These talented ladies will begin creating with us on January 5th, our first challenge in 2015, and I'll be stretching those introductions out over the next four days... one a day for four days! How fun is that?! Today I'm very proud to introduce Lillian, who is an uber talented designer, and we are so stoked that she agreed to join us!  I (almost) had to talk her into it! Hahaha! Be sure to check out her blog Lillian's Leisure - we know you'll agree that she's an excellent fit for our team!

Without further ado, here's our new teammie, Lillian...


Hello, all!!  Lillian here, in Michigan, one of the states that actually has four seasons (although during bad winter months, we’d just as soon have only three – haha).  This has been quite the year for me – I made the decision in June to retire early, so August 1st was my last work day after 34 years in a local heating/cooling company, being office manager, bookkeeper, dispatcher, accounts payable and payroll clerk, and whatever else as the need arose (yeah, Girl Friday – and also Monday, Tuesday, and all the other days of the week).  At this point, I have no qualms whatsoever, as I finally have more time to indulge in my card-making addiction (ahem, I mean hobby),  as it’s just me and my husband, since both our sons are happily married and off on their own.   We have (5) grandchildren and are expecting a brand-new granddaughter any day now – just waiting for the phone to ring with the announcement!

Last month was our 40th wedding anniversary, and it was also a delightful surprise to be contacted by Leslie with an offer to join the Love To Scrap design team.  After a slew of questions, some arm twisting (haha – just kidding!), some ongoing “do I or don’t I” (well, this IS my first time on a DT and there’s always some trepidation about the unknown),  I decided to “throw caution to the wind” and accept Leslie’s offer, hoping that I won’t be a thorn in everyone’s side. 

So, on that note, I’m a combination of elated, fearful, wonder “what have I done now” (hahaha), but that aside, I AM really tickled to be a part of the Love to Scrap team.  Thank you, Leslie, for your patience, insight and answers to all my myriad questions!   Good to be here . . . and hope you think the same (LOL). Welcome aboard, Lillian! We are so glad you're part of the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT and we're looking forward to lots of fun crafting together!

Big hugs,
Leslie & the DT

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

LTSCB #43 Winners & DT Favorites!

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Hi everyone and welcome back to the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Another huge thanks to everyone who played with us in our "Shape Shift!" challenge! We had some pretty awesome entries!

So let's get to it! :)
The WINNERS are...

You won 3 images from Lacy Sunshine Stamps!

You won a $12 gift certificate (equal to 3 images of choice) from A Day For Daisies!

Winners, please send an email to LTSCB at mail dot com within the next week to claim your prize!


And, as chosen by Annette this time,
the DT FAVORITES (in numerical order) are...

 
  

 

CONGRATS TO OUR WINNERS AND DT FAVORITES! 
AWESOME JOB, LADIES! :D
You have all created absolutely beautiful projects that are well deserving of Winner and DT Favorite honors! Your projects will be showcased in our Facebook photos!

Be sure to grab your badges from the Badges tab above to display on your blogs!


Don't forget our LTSCB #44 - When Nature Calls! is going on right now! Grab your paper, scissors and embellishments, and come play with us! And remember, we want to see some stamping (rubber/clear or digi) on your project! :)

Big hugs,
Leslie & the DT

Monday, December 15, 2014

LTSCB #44 - When Nature Calls!

Hi everyone and welcome back to the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Thanks to everyone who played with us in our "Shape Shift!" challenge that just ended! We absolutely loved seeing all your amazing shaped creations! Be sure to check back tomorrow for our Winners and Annette's DT Favorites (Top 5)!

Okay, our theme this time, for our last challenge of the year, is...
When Nature Calls!

We challenge you to create a project featuring something found in nature - living or inanimate! ;)
And you can use any rubber/clear or digital stamp you want!
[That means we need to see STAMPING on your project!]


Our wonderful sponsor for this challenge is

Prize: $10 gift certificate
Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet

How awesome is that?! We are so grateful for this sponsorship!


Now, feast your eyes on these fabulous DT inspiration projects from the talented designers in our Guest Designer Spotlight and from our design team! They've been busy creating, just for you...

In the December
Guest Designer Spotlight...

using O Winter Trees by Gingerloft
with Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet

using Snow Family by Digi Blessings
with Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet

using Busted by Stitchy Stamps
with Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet
 


And our DT...

using Hang In There by Digi Blessings
with Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet

using Cats Digital Stamp and Paper Pack
by Coosty Designs with Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet

using Sunflower Collage by Gingerloft
with Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet

using Lake Winter by Stitchy Stamps
with Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet

using Chocolate Valentine Paper Pack 
by Panda Bear Designs with Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet

using Snowflake Butterfly by Digi Blessings
with Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet

using Chris Mouse by Floppy Latte Designs
with Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet

using Winterville by Lil Diva Stamps
with Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet

using Doodle Deer by Stitchy Stamps
with Stithcy Bear's Digi Outlet

using Winterville by Lil Diva Stamps
with Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet


Please take a moment or three to visit our designers' blogs to let them know you love what you see! It would totally make their day! ;)

This challenge will run for two weeks, ending December 28th at 6:00 PM EST. Grab your papers, scissors and embellishments, and get creative! As always, we need to see some STAMPING (rubber/clear or digi) on your project!

And please remember to take a peek at our challenge rules! ;)

Hugs,
Leslie & the DT


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

LTSCB #42 Winners & DT Favorites!

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Hi everyone and welcome back to the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Another huge thanks to everyone who played with us in our "Say It In Color!" challenge! We had some pretty awesome entries!

So let's get to it! :)
The WINNERS are...

You won a $10 gift certificate from Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet!

You won a $10 gift certificate from SweetStamps!

 Winners, please send an email to LTSCB at mail dot com within the next week to claim your prize!


And, as chosen by Karen this time,
the DT FAVORITES (in numerical order) are...

CONGRATS TO OUR WINNERS AND DT FAVORITES! 
AWESOME JOB, LADIES! :D
You have all created absolutely beautiful projects that are well deserving of Winner and DT Favorite honors! Your projects will be showcased in our Facebook photos!

Be sure to grab your badges from the Badges tab above to display on your blogs!


Don't forget our LTSCB #43 - Shape Shift! is going on right now! Grab your paper, scissors and embellishments, and come play with us! And remember, we want to see some stamping (rubber/clear or digi) on your project! :)

Big hugs,
Leslie & the DT


Monday, December 1, 2014

LTSCB #43 - Shape Shift!

Hi everyone and welcome back to the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Thanks to everyone who played with us in our "Say It In Color!" challenge that just ended! We absolutely loved seeing all your amazing creations with colored sentiments! Be sure to check back tomorrow for our Winners and Karen's DT Favorites (Top 5)!

We'd like to say good-bye and bid a fond farewell to two of our teammies, Karen and Jackie, who are both amazing designers - these ladies put their whole heart and soul into their work! We thank you both for your service to our design team. We will miss you and we wish you the very best. Big hugs from all of us!

And we would like to thank our November guest designers, Laura and Riti! I think you'll agree that they did an awesome job! Thank you, ladies, for your fabulous contributions to our challenge blog while guest designing for us!


Okay, our theme this time is...
Shape Shift!

We challenge you to create a shaped project - no plain squares or rectangles! ;)

And you can use any rubber/clear or digital stamp you want!
[That means we need to see STAMPING on your project!]


Our wonderful sponsors for this challenge are

Prize: 3 images of choice to winner
Lacy Sunshine Stamps

and

Prize: $12 gift certificate (equal to 3 images of choice) to the shop at www.adayfordaisies.com
A Day For Daisies

How awesome is that?! We are so grateful for these sponsorships!


Now, feast your eyes on these fabulous DT inspiration projects from the talented designers in our Guest Designer Spotlight and from our design team! They've been busy creating, just for you...

In the December
Guest Designer Spotlight...

using Santa P is for Presents
(Lacy Sunshine Stamps)

using Rory Chimney Sweeper
(Lacy Sunshine Stamps)

using Green Lady
(A Day For Daisies)


And our DT...

using Frosty Snowflake Fairy
(A Day For Daisies)

using Bubbles Jolly Elf
(Lacy Sunshine Stamps)

using Eleanor and Pickles Lighting Fun
(Lacy Sunshine Stamps)

using Bewildered
(A Day For Daisies)

using I Love My Swing
(A Day for Daisies)

using Sammi Boo Caroling
(Lacy Sunshine Stamps)

using To Grammy's House
(A Day For Daisies)

using Flower Monkey
(A Day For Daisies)

Annette
using Flurry
(Lacy Sunshine Stamps)

Dusty
using Snowy Days Rory
(Lacy Sunshine Stamps)


Please take a moment or three to visit our designers' blogs to let them know you love what you see! It would totally make their day! ;)

This challenge will run for two weeks, ending December 14th  at 6:00 PM EST. Grab your papers, scissors and embellishments, and get creative! As always, we need to see some STAMPING (rubber/clear or digi) on your project!

And please remember to take a peek at our challenge rules! ;)

Hugs,
Leslie & the DT