Have I got a lot of to share with you today!!!
First, it's National Scrapbook Day. Wait....isn't that everyday?!!!! LOL Needless to say, the whole scrap blog world is agog with giveaways, prizes, challenges, & RAKs. Where do you ask? Well, here's two:
Snobby Walrus will be hosting all kinds of silly shenanigans!! Check out the forum, and while you're there, don't forget that it's not too late to enter the His giveaway, you have til May 2nd to enter!!! Here's what you can win.......
Plus Timeless Daydreams, is also hosting challenges all weekend, as well as 3 Prima Flower giveaways.
And, POSH is also doing a sketch challenge, ends May 4th!! Go check out the cool prize, it's paper packs from Sassafrass Lass & Pink Paislee.
Second, if you've visited my blog before, you'll notice that I put the Follow Me button back at the top of the left sidebar.....why? Well, I'm working on another giveaway! I haven't done one in a while, soooo... it's time to do it again. In honor of National Scrapbook Day, of course. I still think that it should be everyday!
All you have to do is become a follower and leave a comment on any post beginning with this one and going forward. I will end the contest on May 31st, and the winner will be determined by Random.org. So, I know you are wondering what you can win. Well, I haven't determined precisely what that will be yet, so......I'm thinking that for every new follower to my blog, I will add something very scrappy cool. But let's start with Prima Flowers, and some G45 papers.......who doesn't love those!! As I figure out exactly what I plan on giving away, I will post a pick. Meanwhile.....tell everybody!!!!!! I will post more info in the next couple of days.
Third, I just received the June Kit from Snobby Walrus.....OMG, you won't believe how gorgeous it is. If you haven't been over there to check them out, even for the NSD & His Giveaways, you need to check out the kits. June? Yep, that is the great advantage to being a DT....you get your kits way ahead of everyone else!!!! Love, love, love this kit!!!! There is sooooo much stuff in it, that I'm not exactly sure where to start!! Plus, the price is awesome! And, I also ordered one of the many splurge kits......more scrappy goodness!
BTW, did I mention that this was going to be a long post? No, okay, well it is!!! Go potty, get a cup of coffee & get comfy, cause you'll be here a while!!
Fourth, I actually got my first 'real' mini album finished this morning!!!! Can't believe it...so proud of myself!!! Okay, I started this last month......knowing it would take me a while.....it doesn't have to be finished til August!!! LOL I know myself too well...these things tend to get put on the back burner, and then I forget about it, or I don't have time, or I just plain don't want to do it anymore. But I actually got it done!! And three months ahead of time....you see it's for Arelys, Kevin's girlfriend, for her birthday!!!
I think that she'll like it, well, I hope that she'll like it. Anyways, now I have to figure out where to put it without forgetting all about it!! LOL
I had it 98% done last night, it just needed the closure attached and a bit of TH Stickles added here & there, and then all I had to do was take the pics. I figured that would take me a couple of hours.......no, no, no!!! I just got done about an hour ago, and that makes it 4 hours!! Ugh!!! I had such a hard time getting good pics. I kept having to move around to different areas of the house. First there was too much light, then not enough light, then glare, then it was on my large woven basket, then on the floor on black poster board, then back to the basket.....ugh, very frustrating!!! But it's done, and I've got pics! Some of them are not so great, but after doing this for 3 hours, I just gave up!!! So pardon the bad pics, and enjoy......
The Front Cover
Now that I think about it, it really isn't that mini, is it?!! LOL I don't think that I was planning on it having that many pages, and I certainly didn't realize it until I had to upload all of the pics!! And I didn;t even upload the closeups!!!
Materials used........I'm sure I'll forget a bunch, but here goes:
- Webster's Pages
- My Mind's Eye
- Basic Grey
- Pink Paislee
- Teresa Collins
- Little Yellow Bicycle
- Graphic 45
- Tim Holtz
- Cosmo Cricket
- Martha Stewart
- Making Memories
- Me & My Big Ideas
- MyMadkow Designs
Well, it's been a while since I had a long post. I'm sure it'll happen again soon!!!Hope you enjoyed the mini, as much as I enjoyed making it!! And don't forget, check out the challenges & giveaways, tell everyone about my RAK, and make sure you enter as well. I will update the info by Monday.