Friday, March 29, 2013

SEM's Spring Blog Hop!

MARCH 29th - 31st

Hi SEM Blog Hoppers! Cara here...and I'm so excited to be part of this Scrapping Everyday Miracles Spring Blog Hop !

The project I created is a double-page 12x12" layout because I had so many cute photos from Easter last year. That was our first year without my husband's mom...she was a big part of our Easters, and was very missed, but we had a delightful little distraction from the sadness...our own little Easter bunny (a classroom pet that we bunny-sat for the weekend). Butterscotch was indeed one of our Easter Blessings!

Here's the first page (a little closer up) the cute little tags from We R Memory Keepers...I took the cue from those for my photos and rounded all the corners.

And here's the second page...

What do you love most about Spring? I am not much of a winter or snow person at all, so I really appreciate all the green-ness that Spring brings...and I love the spring flowers...daffodils & grape hyacinths are my favorite!

Where do you live? Boise, Idaho, USA. And I love my city--the "City of Trees"! It is a super family-friendly city with lots of gorgeous parks and 25 miles of "greenbelt" (an alternate transportation trail along the banks of the beautiful Boise River). We also have the largest ethnic Basque community in the US (15,000) and have a great Basque Block where the Basque Festival is centered every five years.

I truly appreciate you visiting my blog today and I'm offering a special little prize pack. Just leave a comment for me and I'll randomly choose a winner from all the comments left by Sunday, March 31st at 11:59pm. The winner will be announced on Saturday, April 6th.
Mini "Spring" Clear Stamps by Hampton Arts
Mini Alphabet Wooden Stamp Set by Hampton Arts (these are awesome for short journaling on your layouts or custom stamped messages on your cards)
Yellow (my favorite Spring color!!) Scrapper's Floss by Karen Foster

And don't forget that on the SEM Blog, we're going to choose a Grand Prize winner from a randomly chosen Design Team member's comments! Winner to be announced Saturday, April 6th.

If you've missed any stops along the way make sure you go back and comment for your chance to win...have fun hopping!

Monday, March 25, 2013

SEM Hop Into Spring Blog Hop-March 29-31st

I am excited to announce that Scrapping Everyday Miracles will be having a Hop into Spring BLOG HOP this coming weekend!  

You will have a chance to meet our new design team and be inspired by their beautiful projects.

 We will have lots of prizes plus a grand prize offered by Genuinely Jane Studios! You don't want to miss out on these great prizes!!

Plus on our Facebook Chit Chat group we will have an additional challenge and prize you can win.  If you aren't yet part of the Chit Chat group--join now to make sure you are all set for next weekend.

Mark your calendars and get ready for a great time!

Monday, March 18, 2013

SEM's March Sketch Challenge

I'm in charge of the Sketch Challenge this month over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles.

I loved this sketch by Debbie Gaydos.

The SCRAP TWIST was to use buttons! (of which I have so many I don't know what to do with them all...that's why I chose to use them!).

Here is my take on the sketch...
This is from our trip to the Winter Carnival in McCall, Idaho. For lunch we decided to try out a new pizza place, as pizza is our family favorite!...And it was AWESOME! I love these fun "pizza-eating" pics of Pete and Ellie! 

Here's a close-up:
Loved using some new fun stuff from Doodlebug's Take Note the rainbow chevron paper and the gray number paper plus most of the tag stickers (a few a the stickers are also from Simple Stories Sn@p! collection). So bright and fun...right up my alley!!

Just for's a few more pics to share from our McCall Winter Carnival trip. They have the most amazing ice/snow sculptures there!

So cool...lots of Mickey-themed Winter Magic sculptures

Snowing like crazy!

 Mr. Wizard! Cool, huh?

Now check out the slide on the back of it...Ellie loved it!!

We also took a fun hay cart ride around town on this...lots of fun...but so much snow it was a little crazy!

We'll definitely go back (and have some pizza at the Blue Moose again too:))