Friday, May 6, 2011

National Scrapbooking Day-Blog Hop

Welcome to Scrapbook Challenges-National Scrapbooking Day Blog Hop!This hop will last until May 8. I hope you are enjoying the hop so far.. Please make sure to start the hop over at Brynn's place.

I hope you have visited  Deb before coming here too!

So for this very special Blog Hop, the DTs were asked to choose a particular sketch made by Pamela Young,  founder of Scrapbook Challenges, who decided to take some time off and focus with her Family. Without Pamela, SC will not be what it is right now...inspiring fellow scrapbookers with fun challenges and opening a warm place for crafters to learn and discover new friends.

Our task is to make an 8x8 inspirational layout using the sketch we picked.

So this is the sketch I used...sketch # 181

And this is what I made.....

I love how this turned out...just some alterations with the sketch...
The quote is something I really like right now..a mantra that is so powerful, it would make someone  the strongest person during a problem. I actually made it my cellphone wallpaper so that I'd always read it and imbibe the meaning of it.  I chose my LO to be simple so that the focus is on the message of the quote.

So I hope you've been inspired by my LO... now for the wonderful RAKs up for grab....

1.  One member who leaves a comment on all the blogs & in the hop will get Chipboard Borders, 12x12 Collection Kit and a 6x6 Paper Pad from To The Moon by Fancy Pants.

2.  One member who post a NEW a layout based on one of Pam’s sketches and posts it in the HOP ON section will receive a package of Tim Holtz goodies.

3. One new member over the weekend will get the We R Memory Keepers’ Sew Easy Piercer, 4 Piercers, a mixed assortment of Divine Twine and 15 colors of DMC Embroidery Floss.

I am also giving away a special RAK here in my blog.
All you have to do is to:
1. Be a follower
2. Leave a comment and tell me about your favorite inspirational quote.
    (if you are already a follower just make some note in your comment.)

So here is what you'll get:

These includes:
10 self-adhesive chipboard embellishment
a pack of recycled paper flowers
a pack of gem conchos
5 assorted metal charms
2 fabric butterflies
10 plastic butterflies
a pack of vintage buttons (15 pcs.)
6 flowers (with stem)

I will be announcing the winner on May 9. Good luck ladies!

Now it's time to introduce the next stop in the blog...please hop on to Shelly.  Enjoy!


  1. Wonderful hand-made flower and great quote, Mary Ann!

  2. Beautiful layout- I LOVE that quote, I just thought about it today when the kids begged to play in the rain!

  3. Hi, Mary Ann,

    I am a new follower. I am glad that I joined in the hop! You piece is really very pretty. I love it!

    I love "Do unto others as they would do unto you."

  4. Mary Ann - that quote is absolutely sensational, as is your layout. Deb xox

  5. Wow Mary Ann! I really like your layout. That quote is PERFECT. I almost used it myself lol. So glad to see someone else did though.

  6. What a pretty LO! Love the embossed paper and rhe colors you used..and love that handmade flower..:)

  7. Wow Mary Ann,what a beauty!!
    I really LOVE what you did!
    Have a nice HOP and Weekend!

  8. Hey Mary Ann, LOVE your LO. And yay for dancing in the rain :-)

  9. Beautiful LO Mary Ann...and one of my fave quotes!
    Alison xx

  10. Love the LO! I'm a new follower. The newest quote in my life is "Please excuse the mess, we are making memories"

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  12. wonderful color scheme on your cute lo! I became a follower thanks for offering a rak, here is a saying i love: “Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.” Walt Whitman

  13. Thanks for the wonderful comments ladies! Love those quotes you are sharing...happy hopping!

  14. Beautiful layout! Love the sketch you used and the doily!

  15. Ohhh that's a truly deep quote!! Love your take on Pam's awesome sketch! :)

  16. Beautiful layout and quote!

  17. I love that quote and have it over on my blog.