Monday, August 16, 2010

And the Birthday Present Goes to

I had a great time at the crop this past weekend how about you? Jenny did a fabulous job of putting together great challenges. Thank you so much Jenny for all the hard work and time you put into it!

OK. time for the winner of the Blog hop.

I typed the total number of comments into - it came up with number 178. I would show you the actual post from but I closed out before I got to copy it! Sorry, just trust me!!
So, I went and figured out who number 178 was and it is.... (DRUMROLL)......

Blogger Tricia said...

That gift box is super cute!

(APPLAUSE) Congrats girlie!

Tricia R...send your address to me at and I will get your present out to you!! Congrats and enjoy!!

I had a great time at the crop this past weekend how about you? Jenny did a fabulous job of putting together great challenges. Thank you so much Jenny for all the hard work and time you put into it!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Birthday Blog Hop!

Who is ready for a blog hop to celebrate the 3rd birthday of Simply Obsessed?!
This is the start of Simply Obsessed Birthday Celebration Blog Hop!

It's our birthday and we are having a PAR-TAY!!Everyone is invited and we have a long list of attendees who have helped in contributing the "Party Favors" All you have to do, is "hop" to each blog listed and check out what "Party Favor" they have contributed to the celebration. It could be a layout, a card, or a gift bag...but it is all Birthday themed for some inspiration for you. Be sure to leave a comment on each blog you visit.

THEN....(Oh yes...there IS MORE!!!....)
Then, come join us on Friday for the AWESOME Online Crop Celebration hosted by DT Member Jenny! She has fabulous games and super fun challenges prepared for this fun~tastic Birthday weekend!

And, what would a Birthday Celebration without GIFTS??

Rather than us receiving the gifts for our birthday, YOU will! The more you participate, the better chance you will have of getting one of the MAGNIFICENT gifts we have waiting to be opened!

Here is my gift to SO!(This shows up sideways in the preview I am not sure if it will turn around when it's posted)! The kids love having candles in their waffles for breakfast.

From here you will visit DT member Susan! Be sure to leave a comment for a chance to win a gift! Have fun hopping!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

August Layout Challenge

Although August marks the middle of the year, it also marks the Beginning for a lot of things. August is the beginning of school for some, it could be the beginning of a life for a new baby, the beginning of a marriage...there are all sorts of things that August marks the beginning of.
This month, your challenge is to create a layout in recognition of a Beginning. I want the word BEGIN in your title, or some form of the word...(begins, beginning, began...etc.)

I chose to document the beginning of my insanity. Yes...You heard me right...I am now officially going insane. This layout is of my oldest son...with his girlfriend. AAAHHHHH! How is that even possible!!??? Just "yesterday" he was playing with Tonka he is playing with a girl!!! there you have it...the beginning of his first "relationship" which marks the beginning of my insanity!

All entries will be entered into a drawing for a RAK at the end of the make sure you load your layout into the SO gallery and link it her if you would like! Have fun and Good luck!!

August Make-and-Take Challenge!

I hope you are enjoying your last few weeks of summer! Take some time off work and get a little extra scrapping done why don't you. ;-) The challenges the girls have posted so far look like so much fun! I hope you're inspired by this challenge too. Our make-and-take this month is a picture frame! It was so simple, but Wow! did it transform this plain picture frame.

It started out as a plain plastic frame from the Dollar Store.

I had to tear the frame apart, which wasn't hard at all. Cheap frames are great for altering. I added a little modge podge to the frame and pieced together the frame with some pp scraps. That's all I had left, but I really wanted to use my Queen Bee kit. I had nothing left big enough to cover the whole frame so I made a collage of pretty papers. I love the way it turned out, even better than if I had used just one sheet of paper.

For the inside frame I traced it onto cardstock. Cut it and then covered my CS frame with pps. Covered the plactic with modge podge. Then once I got the pp frame perfectly lined up on the plastic frame, I covered the top of the pps with modge podge too. I love the way the modge podge gives projects that shiny finished look. It adds some durability too.

Then I snapped it all back into place and threw on some hand made flowers and paper ribbons. I had some say it with pearls accents left over from my kit as well, and they where the perfect touch for my frame! I also used, from last months kit, the last few pieces of Maya Road banner. I love those. I hate that they are all gone now. I want some more! :D

Sarah's August Color Challenge

It may be August, but summer's not over yet! It's going to be 92 degrees here today so I am absolutely positive we are still in summer. I love fall and it's my favorite season, but I am not ready for summer to end. So to keep in the summer mood I created this summery layout using the brand new Nikki Sivils Scrapbooker line Blueberry Hill. I love the colors and fun flowers in this line.

So my color challenge this month is to use the colors BLUE and YELLOW. Upload your projects in the DT DARES section of the forum and I can't wait to see your blue and yellow layouts.

Jenny's Mixed Up Title Challenge

Hello all you excited Simply Obsessed Fans. Jenny here with you to share my monthly challenge for your titles. Whenever I do my titlework I almost never use the same font throughout. I always use at least 2 different ones. The colors are different or the sticker size varies. I like the visual interest mixing it up adds to my layouts. I'd like you to give this a try. If you do please share your layout in our GALLERY and link your craftiness to my post HERE. Remember, if you choose to play along you will be entered into a drawing for a gift certificate to the fabulous SO Store.

Here's a cute little ditty to show you an example of one of my mixed up titles...

And here's the whole shabang...

Can't wait til you share your scrappiness!


{August Sketch Challenge}

I have a sketch challenge for you this month! I really had lots of fun creating this one and hope to see it inspire lots of layouts!

Here is my take on the sketch using the awesome Simply Obsessed August kit. Take a look at "PURE JOY"

I love the way this one came together. It is kind of a vintage looking beach layout! The expression I caught on Bryn's face reflects the title perfectly. Remember to link your creations up HERE in the DT Dares section of the forum! Can't wait to see what you put together.
Just want to say I have had a wonderful time as part of the design team these last six months. This is a wonderful friendly place and Heather is a dream to design for! Don't forget to sign up to join in on the fun for SO's Blog Hop in celebration of our third birthday! It will be lots of fun! Have a great day!

Ronda's August Photo Challenge!!!

Happy August Ladies!!! And Happy 3rd Birthday Simply Obsessed!!! I'm so excited to have been a part of Simply Obsessed for this long! In honor of our SO Birthday, I thought it would be fitting to share celebratory birthday photos for our August photo challenge! It can be any birthday photos you'd like to share!
Here are some photos of one of my best friends little girls. She turns ONE this month, and we had a mini photo shoot to celebrate her first year! She has been through a lot her first little year of life with medical problems and so we really have a reason to celebrate! Isn't she a doll???

Can't wait to see your photos! Post them in the DT Dares section on the forum!