Saturday, March 9, 2013

Gorgeously Green Blog Hop

Welcome to the Gorgeously Green Blog Hop! All the projects in our hop have at least 2 shades of green.

If you leave a comment on everyone's post you could win the blog candy consisting of DCWV and Basic Grey, Rub-ons. ribbon, borders, printable alphasm adhesive and more.

You don't have to be a follower of Afternoon Scrapper, but it sure would be nice if you did

This is my layout for this fun hop.

I used:
Graphic 45 paper
Zva Bling
Prima Flower

This is a layout of my wonderful boyfriend in all his goofy glory!

Please head over to the next blog in the hop: MIRANDA

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great weekend!!


Monday, March 4, 2013

Croppy Fun this past weekend

This weekend was so much fun! Kim, Melissa and I attended a fundraiser crop to raise money for a local church's food bank and homeless shelter.

There were lots of prizes to be had and games to play and even a fun challenge to do! I got 10 layouts done. I consider that a very productive weekend. I got some design team stuff done and some vintage photos on to some pages. Here are two pages I can share for now.

This layout is of my grandfather.

 This layout is just a fun one from last summer using a photo Ron took of me trying to catch a pelican.

The challenge was to pick a set of stamps from a group of stamps that were laying upside down on the table. You had 21 minutes to create something. There was a panel of judges. Here are the stamps and the creations Melissa, Kim and I created.

This is my tag.

This is Melissa's card

This is Kim's card.

My tag won the challenge. I was very surprised! Thank you judges.

There were also lots of prizes every half hour and then a daily door prize and raffle tickets to purchase. Here is a picture of some of the prizes I won through out the weekend, minus the ones that I used during the weekend. LOL!

Thank you to Rebecca for putting on such a fun event! I will be looking forward to attending again next year!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Dr. Seuss Blog Hop

It's Dr. Seuss Day!

Welcome to the Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss! We are so happy you dropped by to celebrate his birthday with us. He was a wonderful highly revered children’s author who many of us learned to read by. The quote below is taken from a Wikipedia entry about his life. I myself (Teresa)  am so thrilled to have had the privilege to teach about him during my years as a school teacher.

“In May 1954, Life magazine published a report on illiteracy among school children, which concluded that children were not learning to read because their books were boring. Accordingly, William Ellsworth Spaulding, the director of the education division at Houghton Mifflin who later became its Chairman, compiled a list of 348 words he felt were important for first-graders to recognize and asked Geisel to cut the list to 250 words and write a book using only those words.[33] Spaulding challenged Geisel to "bring back a book children can't put down." [34] Nine months later, Geisel, using 236 of the words given to him, completed The Cat in the Hat. It retained the drawing style, verse rhythms, and all the imaginative power of Geisel's earlier works, but because of its simplified vocabulary, it could be read by beginning readers. The Cat in the Hat and subsequent books written for young children achieved significant international success and they remain very popular today. In 2009 Green Eggs and Ham sold 540,366 copies, The Cat in the Hat sold 452,258 copies, and One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish (1960) sold 409,068 copies—outselling the majority of newly published children's books.[35]

For our hop we have several wonderful projects for you to enjoy. We are starting here at Three Scrappy Gals. If you have come from Teresa's Blog ( you are in the right place. If not please go to Three Scrappy Gals and start at the beginning you don’t want to miss any Seusstical creations.

Hey everybody! I hope you have enjoyed the projects so far. There are still some beautiful projects to come!
I decided to go a little out of the norm and use different colors, but I used a Dr. Seuss quote as inspiration:
Today You Are You,
That is Truer Then True.
 There is No One Alive
That is You're then You!

This is my boyfriend Ron. He is such an amazing man, but he is not afraid to fly his geek flag. That is one of the main reasons I love him so! 

Thanks for hopping with us today!!

We have some wonderful blog candy for you to win. Check the Three Scrappy Gals blog for the awesome prize! Winner will be drawn and announced on Tuesday March 5, 2013.

To be eligible for the drawing you must:
  1. Become a follower of each blog (if you aren’t already)
  2. Comment on each blog post
  3. Leave your contact information

Then hop on over to Angela's Blog to see what fantastic project she has today.

Here is the complete lineup should you need it: