THE ART OF GIVING: Thanks for stopping by and getting involved in this great opportunity. In starting off the new year, Christine and I decided to put together a challenge blog that would not only provide you with inspiration and free goodies, but to also let you know about the many ways we can "PAY IT FORWARD" to others in our simple and GIGANTIC ways. We hope that in combining both inspiration and giving to others, we can all make this world a better place, one layout, card, and gesture at a time. Thank you for taking this journey with us.

Being a Mom Means....Challenge  

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Well …ALL YOU Moms out there, it has been a few good days  since Mother’s day has passed,so we are thinking that you have probably got your photos uploaded and are ready to scrapbook them from mother’s day. Or perhaps you have another photo that you just adore of you and your kids that you would like to scrap. This prompt is just for all the moms out there. It is a simple one…..

Our challenge, this time around is:

To Use the prompt…”Being a mom means”….. You may use this directly on your layout or just use it as words of inspiration. We would love to see what you come up with.

Here is what the DT came up with to share with you :0)

Julie's Layout

Illyse's Layout

Cher's layout

Vicki's Layout

Christine's Layout

Our challenge will be sponsored by the very talented Jennifer Priest. Jennifer is a wonderful designer, instructor and philanthropist. She is an amazingly talented gal. She certainly has a lot to share and has decided that she wanted to share a little bit of her talent with you! One lucky winner will win a kit from Jennifer, to make this beautiful book designed by Jennifer Priest herself!

like what you see…go check out Jennifer’s blog to see where she is teaching or even her ETSY shop The Hydrangea Hippo to get your hands on some of the cute little embellies that she uses to make some of her unique creations.

Thank you Jennifer..We appreciate your generosity and your wonderful inspiration!

Okay ladies we can’t wait to see what is in store for us. This challenge will run from today Thurs, May 13th, till Friday June 4th. That gives you just over 3 weeks to post us a link to your work, in your comment! A winner will be announced on Sunday, June 6th.

We have been noticing a lot of new faces around here and so many wonderful entries. We just wanted to thank you for your enthusiasm and for passing the word around.  Thank you for scrapping it forward!  If you are ever interested in sponsoring our site please contact us via our email above. 

Thank you and big hugs!


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Winner..YO teach We Luv Ya Challenge Winner  

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Well Friends, a teacher has a tough job for sure,and so did we trying to choose a winner for this last challenge.  You all did a fantastic job on your entries.  Not only were they all beautiful,but they were all so very different and creative.  Not one person duplicated the idea of another.  Wow!  Awesome!  That is why I love doing this :0).  Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Okay so before recess is over, let me announce the winner... The winner is

So congrats you!  Please contact us with  your mailing info and we will send out your prize. 
Thanks all for playing along nicely!

We will have a new challenge up in 2 days!!!

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Mom's Day winners and a new Tutorial from Cher!!!  

Monday, May 10, 2010

Hey moms out there we have two new winners of the Tammy I cell Phone cases!  Thanks for playing along and we hope that you had a wonderful mother's day!!! Here are our lucky winners!

Jennifer Campbell said...

What an adorable cell phone case. Happy Mother's Day to all of you!

May 9, 2010 7:55 AM

Denise said...

Gorgeous cell phone case! So girly, I love it :)

May 9, 2010 2:16 PM

Thanks for playing along girls!  Happy Mother's day!  Please contact us and via our email with your mailing info :0)!  Congrats! 

And now for our fun tutorial from Cher...

Here Cher has given us a step by step mini tutorial on how to heat emboss a stamped image!  Thanks Cher. Just beautiful!

Remember to stop by on the 13th for a new challenge..we have some new prizes and some fun things in store just for you!

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Happy Mother's Day!!!!  

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Good Morning and Happy Mother's day! If you are reading then it just might be your lucky day. Today we are paying tribute to all the moms out there. Today we don’t have any particular challenge. ..Nope! We know that sometimes being a mom, although rewarding, is challenging enough :0).

So ….Instead of a challenge today, we just have a freebie from a fabulous sponsor. Two random posters will win a cute cell case provided by none other than the Wonderfully Creative “Tammy I”. (And don’t worry this case will fit your has elastic on the sides.)

:0) “Tammy I”, Is a Southern California creative/crafty genius,as far as I am concerned. She has a wonderful array of kits and products. You should definitely go check out her online shop if you haven’t already. Please be sure tolet her know that Scrap it Forward sent you her your way! She is definitely one of a kind and her kits are beyond adorable. So thanks Tammy for your fun stuff and your inspiration!

Happy Mother's Day to all!  Now go leave that post and go spread the word!!!!!!!


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Yo Teach..We Love ya...Challenge  

Sunday, May 2, 2010

This week May 3rd through the 10th is teacher appreciation week and we thought it would be nice to let all our kids' teachers know that we appreciate them. As a matter of fact, if you think about it, our children spend the better half of their days with their teachers. To show our teachers that we appreciate them we really don’t have to go out and spend a lot of money. We could just go in our stashes and make them something! So this week the challenge is simple, go in your stash and make them something! This will only be running for 1 week.. hurry and get those assignments in and don't be tardy!.... Here are a few samples from our design team…

Vicki's homework:

Julie's Homework:

Illyse's Homework

Christine's Homework

Here is the Fun prize for onelucky winner :0).  I know this is one quick little challenge, but remember this can be as simple as a card or a love note from your child. Be original and have fun.  Use your stash!

Remember: Teacher appreciation is a simple idea. It means showing teachers you value their work. If your goal is to enhance the educational environment at your school, it makes sense to help energize the teachers.

What matters isn’t how much you do, but how thoughtfully you do it.

This will run from Today Monday, May 3rd until Monday May 10th. A winner will be announced on May 11th.

Oh and ladies be sure sure to check back on Mother’s day for a very Special Treat..that is all I can say..MY LIPS ARE SEALED!!!!

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Going Green WINNER!!!  

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Yes..we have a winner :0)   We definitely had many wonderful and impressive entries in our "Going Green" challenge. You ladies..surely know how to upcycle and would definitely make our mother earth proud ;0).

And without further delay....  Our winner this time around is..... DANI!

This is her ingenious book made from embellisment packaging. Way to go girl! Dani please contast us via our email addy and we will get your prize out asap! :0)

And...we will have a new challenge up on May 4th...So come back in a few days and see what we have in store for you!!!

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