Friday, May 28, 2010

Memorial Day Blog Hop Home Base

******Blog Hop Starts at 5pm EST...all blogs will be up and running by five*****
            Welcome to the MemoryWorks Consultants
            Memorial Day Weekend
              Backyard Blog Hop!

              We are so glad you are able to join us for the fun filled weekend of giveaways and challenges!
           We have 13 fabulous consultants participating in the you have lots of opportunities to win!
      If you are are at home base!  If you get lost along the way...just come back here and find
      your spot!

   If you look over there on the right, you will see a poll.  After you've visited each of our consultants blogs, please take the time to stop back here and vote for your favorite blog!  AND...if you visit all 13 sites stop 
             back here and leave a comment in the next post to be entered in the


Each consultant has a fabulous handmade giveaway on their blog made exclusively with MemoryWorks products. Please read the instructions on everyone's blog to enter and win!  Some consultants are offering these giveaways to international bloggers...please read the fine print! 
You may also find additional challenges on some blogs...with more prizes to be won!

Here's the blog hop link list...each consultant with link you to the next in this will be a piece of cake!
And remember...once you visit everyone take the poll up there on the right and go to the next post to leave a comment to be entered in my GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY!

Sue  you are here!

So without further delay...welcome to my backyard!

 My hop giveaway is for a Vacation Mini Album

        "Are We There Yet?"

...created for you using the Cosmo Cricket Joy Ride Theme Set from the MemoryWorks catalog

This album was so fun to make and I know you'll enjoy using it
to pack all you vacation photos in!

The album is made from sturdy chipboard "files". 
In between, I have created pocket pages with a surprise. 
All total you can put about eighteen 3.5 x 5 photos in this mini!

Here's some inside pages...lots of spots for journaling
your adventures and memories of your trip!

Inside the pocket pages...surprise! 
Another little tag mini!

And inside the next pocket page...surprise again!
A tri-fold mini!

The third pocket page can be used to store your, stubs, anything you want!

To enter to win this album, please leave a comment after this post
including your e-mail address so i can contact you if you win
**i ship internationally**
One lucky winner will receive this album in the mail
ready for you to add your fun-filled vacation photos to!


Now onto the next backyard...head on over to Jenn's!
And remember, stop back here after you've visited all
the backyards to enter yourself in the


***look to the next post to enter the grand prize giveaway!!!**


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Have a safe and happy
Memorial Day Holiday!

Blog Hop Grand Prize Giveaway! Enter here!

 Welcome to the Memorial Day
Backyard Blog Hop
Grand Prize Giveaway!

If you are've visited all 13 stops on our hop!
We hope you enjoyed each of our consultant's blogs
and now it's time for you to enter to win!

I'll ask each of you to take the poll there on the right
and vote for your favorite blog hop blogger :)
The winner will receive a
cute little mini celebrating their
craftiness from me!


And for you...our loyal followers, please leave a comment below
once you have visited each stop on the hop
to be entered to win.......{insert drumroll}


The GCD Chip Art Mallet, Tool Setter and Ornamental Stamps/Scallop Titles Stamp Set!

  Yours free for completing the Blog Hop!

To enter...leave a comment after you have visited all the stops on
the hop.  International bloggers are also welcome to enter!!
Then, check back here on 
Tuesday, June 1 at 12 noon
to see if you are the winner!!

We hope you have enjoyed this
Backyard Blog Hop
brought to you by
some crafty little chicks over
at MemoryWorks!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

One day away!!

                                              It's been a busy week preparing for our second.....
Memorial Day Weekend
Backyard Blog Hop!

We'll have 16 participants and lots of chances to win prizes!
Check back here at 5 pm on Friday
for the start of the'll have all
weekend to complete the hop...and win another prize!

Join us!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

17 ways to win!

Hey everybody!  come along and blog hop with me and the other fabulous MemoryWorks consultants!
We have 16 fabulous sites to visit on our Backyard Blog Hop happening this Memorial Day Weekend.
The fun begins on my home blog at 5pm on Friday, May 28....and continues all through the weekend!
You will have chances to win giveaways at each blog...that's 16 all total with a "grand prize" giveaway on my blog for one lucky winner who completes the whole hop! 

So stop back here on Friday and let the fun begin!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Getting ready...

Wow!  It's been a busy week, completing projects...prepping for the blog hop!  I've been a crafting monster!  Not only that, but Jacob has an extraordinarily full schedule at school this week!
Monday was the zoo.. thursday was Track and Field Day and tomorrow is Bounce U day! 
Emma also has a last day of school party...making cupcakes tonight for that (pink of course!

Have to work a quick four hours tonight...ugh!

So here's my blast for the Blog Hop!!

Sneak peek of my giveaway...

fun fun fun...i had a great time making this!


And these are for the toilet paper mini album contest...
I am going to put gift cards in them for the grads!

too cute!  that pretty flower on the middle one
is from my MemoryWorks Paper Flower Swap!


Monday, May 17, 2010

Welcome Monday!

sunday was spent celebrating two birthdays...65 years apart!
how lucky for both to share a birthday!


we also spent time setting up emma and mommi's little
garden.  we have cucumbers, squash, peas, peppers and tomatoes.
all in a 12ft area?  ummm better rethink this.
i'll let you know what we harvest!


and Monday morning was a really early day at school
for Jacob...time for the zoo!

I quizzed him when he got home...i only got tidbits. i'm sure
i'll get more info tomorrow.  he's too busy to talk about it!

Tuesday will bring:  no school for anybody...pray for no rain!
Wednesday will bring:  jacob's choral concert
Thursday will bring:  track and field day for jacob and an extra shift for me
Friday will bring:  a party for emma (last day of preschool), Bounce U for jacob
and work for me!

and can you believe next week is the last week of the school year? 
Nick will move to 11th grade...he's got quite a summer ahead of him!
jacob will move to first grade and emma will start kindergarten!



Practical Scrapper is hosting a patterned paper challenge this week...
head on over and check it out!

{time for some sleep now.  goodnight!}

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Toilet Paper Roll mini album contest!!

Check this out..go to the blog and see the contest...or promo it and enter to win too!
would love to see what people come up with for this one!!!!

More recycled products!

So, I had this great little box from K&Company that some chipboard letters had come in.  It even
has a little green chain at the top as a handle.  So I covered it in paper....

and then made a little tag album to fit inside. 

This was plastic packaging for some acrylic embellishments
from Ollie's!  I thought the three sections would be great to hold some photos
and I had this funky girlie paper laying around..
here's what I came up with...

I figured Emma could hang it on her door.
Very rocker!

to add to the recycle theme, i also used some leftover foam from
brads i received to push out the photos because the packaging
had indentations. 
funny...i lost the "s" to this letter set,
so i subbed in the "z"...


Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Blog Hop, Trend Essentials and Practical Scrappers!

Visit with me over at Practical Scrapper this week...they have a new section of monthly challenges...this month is "reuse renew and recycle"...what can you do with items you would normally just throw away? 
Remember my Febreze Luminary?  Hee hee! 

and here it is now!


Can you believe we have like 15 MemoryWorks consultants participating in our Memorial Day Backyard Blog Hop?  Its going to be awesome!  Each blog you will visit will have an item "up for grabs" and lots of other ideas and inspirations...all these ladies have great blogs...can't wait!


MemoryWorks just released the May Trend Essentials from Little Yellow Bicycle...go check them out!

Contact me today to order!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Join us for a Backyard Blog Hop

Mark your calenders!

Join us this Memorial Day for a fun filled weekend of backyard blog hopping....
brought to you by your friendly neighborhood MemoryWorks consultants!

Date:  Friday, May 28 thru Monday, May 31
Time:  The fun begins at 5pm on Friday and ends at midnight on Memorial Day!

Be sure to stop by and say hello! {and tell your friends to stop by too!}
Check back here for upcoming info next week!

An amazing story...

So, I found this via a blog called Me My Soldier and My two little chicks {a very amazing and beautiful blog}'s about one of our fellow scrappers who had faced unbelievable obstacles and has overcome...there is lots of giveaways...check it out!

My NSD Party!

I had my Simple Stories Party last night and we had a great time making our mini albums!  I actually had 3 scrappers who had never scrapped before and they did a fabulous job learning techniques and making the mini album! Everyone had a theme for their album, one was for Mother's Day, Father's Day and another a dedication album to a child.  Everyone's albums turned out great!

Our youngest scrapper!

My friend Keisha...

Linda and her fabulous album for her mom!


Remember, today is Sketch Friday over at Practical Scrappers!
Join us for another great challenge! 
And remember, you have until Saturday at 5 pm to
enter the sticker's challenge!

{create something beautiful today}

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

over the weekend...

Nick says..."my mom's so crafty...look what she did!"

The Mammarazzi Line...oh God do I LOVE this paper set!

Using up scraps here...

Oh, and this is just so awesome!
I have one of those Febreze Luminaries, well I just love
the little "shade", but the smell was all gone. 
Far be it from me to throw it away so....

I turned it into a card!  It matched perfectly with the Crate Paper line
I had just gotten from MemoryWorks!

Go Green!!


from my crafty kids...for Mother's Day!
Nick did a scratch frame for me. 
I'm going to use it on a page.
Emma made me this cute card and
gave me some seeds to plant in
her flashy decorated pot


so we were eating dinner on Saturday night and we heard this loud
"BOOM" and then some yelling. 
thinking someone got run over we ran outside and found this...

our neighbors car was on fire?

So along came the fireman, much to Jacob's delight!

and this is what was left when they were all done!
If you look in the first picture, you'll see one of my brain surgeon neighbors actually
standing right next to the giant BURNING CAR!
I'm sure that pic might make internet news for world's dumbest seriously took the police and fireman to tell everyone to

[have a great day]

Monday, May 3, 2010

Join me at Practical Scrappers!

It's all about stickers over at Practical Scrappers!
Join in on this weeks' challenge....check it out here...

Don't forget!!

Join me on Thursday, May 6 atmy house for a National Scrapbooking {week} Day party!
We will be making a fun mini album...just bring four pictures of your favorite things/family/friends!
We'll be doing some fun techniques and using the SimpleStories Life Documented exclusive from MemoryWorks!


Want to schedule a me today!
MemoryWorks has a brand spanking new class kit....

You and your scrappy pals can make this project...just ask me how!


Want to have MW delivered to your door me!
Subscribe to the MW Express Kit and get
fabulous products hand picked and delivered
to you monthly for a great price!

Hope to see you on thursday night!!

{create something beautiful today}

Scrapbooking Party: May 6!!!

Please join me

Thursday, May 6
6:30 pm

1248 Maple Street

for a MemoryWorks/SimpleStories
Scrapbooking Party!

Come see the new catalog and kit from MemoryWorks
and make a mini album!

RSVP to Sue at

Hope to see you there!