Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Blog Hop! And Some Exciting News!

Welcome to the annual Scrapbook Challenges blog hop! If you just happen to have stopped in on my blog, please join us and start at Pamela's blog. If you're arriving here from Amy's blog, you're in the right place!
I'm so excited to announce that I'm a brand new member of the Scrapbook Challenges Design Team for the first term in 2011. This is my first DT and my first blog hop!
A little about me:
My name is Shelly, and I am a 35 year old mother to a 13 year-old son named Garrett and a 7 year-old female Labrador mix named Angel. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Shane, for just over 13 years. And we have a small home in Spanish Fork, UT.
I love scrapbooking, reading, camping with family, riding 4-wheelers, and going to the movies.
I've been scrapbooking in my current form since around 2002, but ever since junior high school I've always liked to cut out pictures and paste them to cute paper with fun things written on it. So, really I've been doing it for around 23 years or so.
Scrapping is an outlet for me. I love the process of picking paper and matching it with pictures. I love the products and the techniques. It relaxes me. The fact that I'm documenting memories for generations to come is a great bonus.
Onto the challenge!
This is the sketch that we were given to play with for the blog hop:



Or for those who'd like a 2-page layout:
And hear are a couple of layouts that I came up with based on the sketch:

There are prizes involved in this blog hop, so don't miss out on your chance to win!
1. For one person who leaves a comment on all the blogs in the hop, they will get the new Spring Market collection from Webster's Pages, including chipboard buttons and twine. To see the entire collection, click here and here.

2. For one person who does a layout based on the sketch, they will get the Be Mine collection from Echo Park Paper Company. Just go to the Scrapbook Challenges site and load your layout into the Hop On section.

3. For inviting people to join the group, one person will get a collection of adhesive from Helmar.
4. For one new member over the weekend, they will get some new release stamps from Unity stamps that coordinate with the Spring Market line from Webster's Pages.
5. For one randomly selected person who leaves a comment on my blog, I'll mail a surprise gift!
Now it's time to hop on over to Amanda's Blog. Have fun!





102 comments:

Tiffany said...

YAY Shelly! I've always told you that your the best! I'm so happy for you :)

Pamela said...

These are awesome Shelly!!! SO happy to have you on the team! :)

Christy said...

Love your page! The colors go perfect with your pictures! congrats on being on the team!

AP7 Creations said...

I have a yellow lab mix too, but she's anything BUT an angel! haha! Love the vibe you rocked on that Winter LO and the 5K is very colorful and fun! welcome to the team!

Jackie said...

So you are on the team! Great fun LO'S!

Jolanda said...

Welcome!!!!!amazing work!!Have a very nice hop!!
And hope we have loads of fun this term!!!
Love,Jolanda

Nicolle Kramer said...

Congrats on becoming part of the DT.....both LO's are beautiful...:)

anazelia said...

ok totally commented on the wrong post- so I copied it and now putting in the right place. sorry.

congrats on making the team. Love your layouts, especially the snow one. so beautiful

Alyssa said...

Great pages. Love the snow one especially!

Jo Brown said...

Fantastic LO's looking forward to working with you...

Carmen said...

Beautiful layouts Shelly!! I can't tell you wich one I like better!!!
Im very happy to be in the DT with you!!!

MARILYN said...

I love the winter lo is Beautiful!!! So happy to be with you in the !DT

Amanda said...

Both LOs are beautiful! They are both very unique!! :)

Shannon said...

I love the snowflakes! Welcome to the team and I look forward to working with you!

Yara said...

Beautiful layouts!! So happy to be with you in SC!!

Scrapbookdoll said...

a very cool layout!

Sandie said...

I love your winter layout - it has given me ideas for my own page.
Have fun!

LacyAsher#1 said...

What can I say, you always do awesome pages! I really think when you do some of my kids you should just do double so I won't have to compete with your awesomeness!!

Janine Rachau said...

Love the swirly flourishes on both pages! Great layouts. I look forward to getting to know you and working with you. Be blessed!

bones chick said...

I love them both! Thanks for showing two different ways.

Martha Richardson said...

Love the LO's...congrats on making the DT!

Leigh said...

both of your pages are gorgeous Shelley! fabulous work!
XOXO
Leigh

ps- i LOVE your photo in your banner- beautiful!

XXOO AMY said...

congrats! you will love it at SC, everyone is fabulous! Love your swirls on the Winter Fun page!

scrappin_in_AK said...

what great pages - love your take on the sketch

Jessie said...

Wonderful pages!

Diane said...

Two super pages!

KimR said...

Love your two pages! Congrats on the 5k! I haven't run in a road race in awhile--I think I need to start looking for one! Thanks for the inspiration!

Melissa Kaye said...

Congratulations on making the design team! I love your layout! Oh, and your family picture at the top of the blog is great! LOVE IT!

hilde janbroers said...

Gorgeous layout!!! beautiful!

Lindy said...

Beautiful layouts! great family photo!

Becky said...

Love the LOs!!! Such a fun one to do multiple times ;)

Candice said...

Congrats on the Design Team! Your LO's are incredible! I especially like the snowflakes =)

Dani said...

Fabulous layouts! Happy to be working with you this term! :)

emharp said...

I love the cool blues on your layout. It feels like winter.

alison290 said...

Congrats on making the DT...great pages-especially love the snow one!

darkpoetess said...

i LOVE the swirls of snow on your LO. really looking forward to working with you! x

Jodi said...

Congratulations!!! Adorable pages!! the winter one is my fave!

Loni said...

Beautiful work, as always, Shell! Love the winter page :)

Romy said...

Congrats on making it to their team. Your work is awesome!

Rose Ann said...

your layouts are adorable and the family portraits are fantastic!

Catherine said...

Those are both fantastic layouts!

KellyG said...

Love both of your layouts!

Monique said...

Two fabulous layouts!!! TFS!

Lesley from WI said...

Gorgeous...love the tearing.

TeenaBugg38 said...

A lab thats an angel??? LOL I had one I loved to death but he was a destructive one :) I love both of these layouts....the swirly snow on he first one is awesome!! And congrats on your 5 k!!!

Sabrina said...

Wohoo! Hi Shelly! Wow, I love both pages my my fav is the first one!! Goegeous!! Have a wonderful weekend, Shelly!! Am happy to be able to work with you!! Yay!! :)))

Jessica said...

I love your Winter Fun layout! Congrats on being part of the new DT. I am anxious to see all of your awesome LO's!

Scrappy Jackie said...

Love both layouts. Similar layout with so many differences! Great job! Thanks for sharing!

alwayscharlie said...

Congrats on making the design team! Your layouts are terrific and I love the picture at the top of your blog!

Debc06 said...

Wonderful take on the sketch, love the winter scene.
Debbie
http://craftywizard.blogspot.com

Rach H said...

Love the design of this layout!!

Brittney said...

Love your wintry layout!

Robin said...

congrats on making the DT
I love that winter layout

dancingn27 said...

Oh I love it. You can almost feel the chill.

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Mary Ann G. Santos said...

Wow! you did two LOs..I like the flowery one.reminds me of summer...Nice to be working with you at SC!

becnalec said...

Great layouts, I snowflake one is gorgeous. Also, your header pic is great.

Sonia said...

Hi Shelly
So beautiful layouts, love the snowflakes, lovely colors on the second page.
GREAT Creations!!

Greetings from Puerto Rico
Sony

Serena said...

A winter page!!! so cute!!!

salme said...

Great layout!

Excited to be working with you on the team!

RachelC said...

Congrats on joining the DT...I can see why you were selected! Love your takes on the sketch, especially the Winter Fun one...what a great color scheme!

Isbel Ahmad said...

Nice Job!!!! and nice blog too!!!!!

Dallas Freyer said...

Love your layouts. Congrats on making the DT. Can't wait to see your layouts. Thanks, Dallas

Natalie said...

love your layouts :) welcome to the DT happy to work with you!!! xox

j.leija said...

love your pages!! congrats on making the design team :) i look forward to seeing more of your work!

lszalil said...

Shelly, those layouts are really fabulous.

Lili

Patricia Hurlburt said...

Very nice layouts!! Thanks for sharing.

Nanette said...

Nice layout. Especially the torn papers! gives a real winter feeling.

patti west said...

Your lo is beautiful!!! Love the snowy swirls - feels like winter. Your second lo is lovely as well. :)

Khristen said...

The snowiness you've captured in the first layout is just fabulous. I love what you did with the sketch in the second one, great work, Shelley!

Betty Anne said...

Love you layout and congratulations on becoming a DT, I'm sure you will enjoy yourself. I tried to become a follower but couldn't seem to find the place to join.

Anja said...

awaresom Layouts, the first looks so frosty!

Kim said...

Wow you were busy! Love both your LO's:)
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

Kelly Massman said...

Love both of your takes, but right now I'm partial to the snowy one! :-)
Thanks also for having an RAK of your own!
kmassmanATgmailDOTcom

VanillaCarmel said...

another great page!!!

ScrapbookMary said...

I love your layouts! I especially like the winter fun layout...just beautiful! Cheers, Mary

scrapaholicjen said...

Congrats on your spot on the new design team! You're very talented! Great layouts!

Chris said...

LOVE the winter layout!

Patricia Folchert said...

Congrats on making the team Shelly! We can be newbies together! Great layouts, really love the snowflakes and flourish!

Janet Z said...

Congrats on making the team!

Lealoo said...

Congrats on the DT! Your lo's are beautiful!

Dress To Scrap said...

love the winter layout.. brrrr!!!

Leslie said...

Wow! Great job on BOTH layouts!! Love your blog design - the red berries look so pretty on the white background.

Gabby said...

Love your page! I really like the ripped paper effect.

Scrappy Katie said...

Great layout! look forward to seeing your futur challenges

Betty Anne said...

Hi Shell
Thanks for becoming a follower on my blog and for joining Let's Scrap I'm sure you will love it there.
I still had some problems following. I don't see anything on you sidebar but there was a follow button at the very top of the screen so I hope thats the one.

tiffany said...

congrats on being a new DT member, great layouts!!

Gina G said...

Nice layouts! Congrats on the 5k! Nice to meet you. Gina G

carlies said...

Great pages. Love the snow one especially ,and Congrats

EstherT said...

Both pages turned out lovely. I love how tearing the paper on the snow LO added to the "snowy" look!

Lisa C. said...

Congrats!! I love your layouts!

photochic said...

Love your layouts, Shelley! And congrats on getting on the Dream Team- that must be EXCITING!! :)

Suzy said...

Love the winter layout and how you tore the paper. Thanks for sharing!
~Suzy
suzyq28024@gmail.com

Becky Dunham said...

Wow Shelly! These layouts are great! That is such a fun sketch Pamela came up with! I especially love the snowy layout! All the layers and the way you journaled it!

Josie0602 said...

Great layout! I love how you all are using the same sketch but are coming up with such different and beautiful pages!
jtg0398 at sbcglobal dot net

Ashley said...

What lovely layouts! I think my favorite is the first one. I LOVE the swirls to the left of the picture!

Cheryl Kosakura said...

What a great winter layout. I so love it!
-Cher

Stacy said...

Such abeautiful layout!! I really like how you did the snow at the bottom an those snowflakes are so cool. I'm hopping along...Stacy H-W
http://scrapwithstacy.blogspot.com

Vicki said...

Love your layouts, especially the snowflakes and swirls.

bakscrap said...

Love the swirling snow on the first layout. Very nice. Just hopping by.

brynnmarie said...

Wonderful work...I am so looking forward to working with you on the DT...thank you so much for accepting the position :)

Татьяна said...

Great job!!I like it

Sarabeth said...

stunning LO and congrats on making the team :)

sarabeth