Wednesday, August 25, 2010


Sorry I'm a bit behind at getting my winners posted.

The winner of the "Scrap that Baby Sweet Summertime" blog hop is scrappinsmiles.

The winner of the Simply Obsessed birthday blog hop is Kelly Massman.

If this is you, please email me at bpitts76 (at) hotmail (dot) com with your address and I'll get your prize in the mail! Congrats!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Scrap that Baby's Sweet Summertime Blog Hop

Welcome to the Scrap that Baby's Sweet Summertime blog hop!!

Thank you so much for hopping along on our first ever blog hop! (The hop officially starts at 8 am EST and y'all know that I won't be up that early so I'm posting this now before I go to bed!)

If you didn't come from Dani's blog or you popped onto this blog and didn't realize we were blog hopping you need to go to Scrap That Baby and start the HOP! You will need to comment on ALL of the blogs to be eligible for the grand prizes listed on the main site. Plus so many of our awesome designers are giving away a prize on their blogs as well. You will not want to miss out. There are MANY, MANY chances to win!

Our theme for this blog hop is SWEET SUMMERTIME!! The members of our design team will be sharing fantastic summer projects, stories, tips or ideas for keeping cool and having fun in the summer with a baby along.

We've had a pretty busy summer and with Drew starting school on Monday, it's all coming to an end. We've been to the San Antonio/Austin area twice. We've had a big birthday party for Miss Drew. We've bought tiny school uniforms, a lunchbox, and lots of crayons for our big girl. Addyson has somehow transformed from a baby to a little girl seemingly overnight. I've battled numerous wars with the many critters that think they need to inhabit our home because theirs' outside is so dang hot. Don't worry! I'll not share any of those anyways! LOL! Drew got a swing set for her birthday but it's been too hot for her to play much. She did have lots of fun blowing bubbles before it got soooooo hot and of course I took pictures nearly every time. I made this page today with some of those pics. I busted out my new Echo Park papers and some super old KI Memories letters. Remember those ones that came in the cute mini soup cans?

Our blog hop runs from today, August 18th, until August 22nd. Invite your
friends to play for extra entries. You must comment on all the blogs for a chance at the main prize.

The Scrap that Baby blog will be drawing for prizes on Wednesday, August 25th! . I will also draw one lucky winner on Wednesday. All comments on my blog will be entered into a drawing for 2 sets of stamps.

The next stop on the blog hop is........ Gracie-Ann.

**Remember the hop doesn't officially start until 8 am and you must comment on all the blogs to be entered into the grand prize drawing.**

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Happy Birthday Simply Obsessed!

Simply Obsessed is turning 3 and to celebrate we're having a blog hop!

You should have made your way here from Joyce's blog but if you didn't, go over to the SO blog and start from the beginning.

I'm not a huge fan of themey pages so my birthday layout isn't very traditional. I chose non-birthday papers to match my photos. I used 4 photos to represent Drew's 4th birthday. (Can you believe she's already 4? Wow! It does go by fast!)

I save all of my scraps but I'm terrible about not using them. They just pile up...everywhere! I decided to make a birthday card with the leftovers this time. (I used my new Big Shot to emboss the sentiment!)
In honor of SO's birthday I've decided to give away a little scrappy prize. Leave me a comment and I'll draw a name on Monday.
Now hop on over to Andrea's blog and see what inspiration she has in store for you!
And don't forget to check out the crop this weekend at SO! Hope to see you there!

Monday, August 9, 2010

A Prize, An Announcement, & A New Layout (or 2!)

My Last Scrapper Standing prize arrived from Memorable Seasons! Did I even tell y'all that I won? LOL! I did! I won the WHOLE contest! Wow! I've never won something like that before and I'm honored that my pages were liked well enough to win! A Sizzix Big Shot! How cool is that? And it's pink & black--so cute! Just pretend that I don't look so terrible in this pic! LOL!

I've dusted off my cape and have officially rejoined the design team at Simply Obsessed! I was a part of their team for nearly 2 years and it's great to be back. As part of our entry we had to create a new layout about ourselves. I have already done several serious pages about me and I'm just not that interesting so I decided to go a different direction. I went with the weird & quirkiness that makes me me!

And yes! I did take those photos of myself! And yes! I do look like an idiot! And yes! My 4 year old did make fun of me while this was occuring! LOL!

The 52 x 52 challenges have started back up after a break and this week's challenge is to use orange & green, stickers, & hand stitching. Here's what I came up with. The flowers & leaves are clear stickers layered onto paper & cut out.