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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mothers Day Challenge!!!

Want to win one of my WordArt packs? You do! OK then, here's what you need to do! First, download this WONDERFUL Mother's Day WordArt (that's the easy part - hehehe). Then, scrap a page about - 1)your mother, 2)you as a mother. Seems easy enough, right?

Then, simply send in your layouts! I'll post all that you send me, so make sure to include the credits (what stuff you used) and your name! You can email them to me at bnbharty@gmail.com.

Then, on Wednesday morning when I wake up (EST), I'll select a winner. The one that impresses me the most. Could be because of composition. Could be because of layout. Could be because of the cuteness of the picture. Could be because of the sentiment behind it. Could be because of the heart put into it. But this time, I really don't want to pick a random number. That's more like a WordArt drawing, not a WordArt challenge. hehehe.

So, start working on your layouts! I'm SO excited to see what you all come up with!!!

I, am, mother - Opulence JF
All rest - Palatino Linotype


Amy (amysout)
Botanique by Ziggle Designs
Tattered and Torn by Ziggle Designs
Elegant Word Art by Bethany (freebie)
Walking on Sunshine Collaborative Kit
Scenic Route by Angie Briggs
Savoir Fare brush by Michelle Coleman

Amy - LOVE IT!!! Stunning :) Great colors, great layout! Love the journaling :)


Mother's Day mini-kit designed by Sarah Barber

Crystal - So cool! What a special little boy to have 2 mommies that love him so much!!! Great layout, and LOVE the colors!


Kit 1: Embrace Life by Calalily Design
Kit 2: Earth Tones by Scraps Ourchives

J0dy - Lovin' this layout! Great pictures (wish I had more of my Grandma when she was younger!). What a great heritage page!!! Love the colors too!

Donna - Wow! What a stunning layout! Very simple, and very nice :) Your granddaughter is an absolute ANGEL!!!


Kit: Bella from Shabby Shoppe

Melissa - What a fabulous job you did! Such cute pictures, and great colors! Very Mother's Day-ie! Awesome :)


Kit by Petra (Pepeetje) /Dutch Designs

Krista - Awesome layout! Lovin' the photo! Love how you put everything together! Look wonderful :)

Friday, May 9, 2008

Have and Hold

So, I had the night off! Well, not really, but I sat upstairs and designed from 3:30 till I went to bed! How did I possible manage that, do you ask? Baby gates and TV!!! hehehe. Now, you can't do that every night, or your kids will be OUT OF CONTROL. But, every once in a while, it's a nice break for me (and the kids!). Hopefully my house isn't trashed too bad (I'm writing this last night! - remember the scheduled post thing - awesome!!!)

Allright. This WordArt request is from both Kimberli and Allison. Kimberli wanted something wedding themed, and Allison wanted this particular one. I SO love it when it all comes together!

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Thursday, May 8, 2008

Dream / Reality

Another Cub Scout meeting last night, and another day of school. I'll sure be glad when summer is here! I'm definitely needing a break :) hehehe.

This WordArt is a request from Crissie. Yes, I'm sorry I've been putting it off! It was long, and tricky. But, I think as a circle, it does quite nice! I pulled out the really important stuff from the quote, and put it into the middle. I'm likin' it :)

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Do It!

My hubby and I are starting a new diet in a few days, so we had a "celebratory" ice cream party at the park yesterday. hehehe. The kids had a blast! They love ice cream (as do I), and it was so fun to take it to the park and make sundae's. Try it some time. You're kids will love it!!!

Cub Scouts was a lot of fun last night! The kids made some type of twirly thing out of dowel rods, black electrical tape, and felt. They had such a great time! The all looked like a bunch of man cheerleaders! So funny :)

This WordArt is a request from Donna, and is very similar to the "Who Made This Mess" WordArt I made quite some time back. They'd go well together, don't you think! I sure hear this one a lot, as I'm sure most mom's do!!!

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I, Didn't - Pharmac
do, it - Scriptorama Hostess JF

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Love is a Beautiful Thing

We were at the park yesterday, and had a GREAT time! The sun was shining, it was warm, the kids played, and I got to chat on the phone with my sister in Utah! What could be better!

OK, I know that some people had requests in, and that this is NOT one of them, but this song has been in my head NONSTOP for a day or so. So, to get it out of my head, here's my WordArt sacrifice to the "song in your head" gods :) hehehe. Do you think it'll work? No, maybe you're right!

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Beautiful - Dulcimer JF
Love - Impact

Monday, May 5, 2008

Touch the Sky

So, are you all ready for another week? I sure am! Each day is a day closer to the end of school! Wait, that's supposed to be the kids saying that, not the teacher, right? hehehe. We're working on finishing up classes (closer for some kids than others!), and I promised the kids if they got done fast enough today, we'd go to the park (only a 6 minute walk from our house). I sure hope they're motivated, cause I'd so LOVE to spend an hour at the park!!!

Oh yeah, and I wanted to show you a few pics from our campout this past weekend. I didn't have time to scrap them, but I'll get around to it one of these days :)

Check out the amount of mud that my boys were sleeping on. Sure, there was a drop cloth down, but really, come on, how much is that REALLY gonna help! Again, I'm SO GLAD that I stayed home for the sleeping part :) My #2 son Tom is in the tent. Hi TOM!!!

And, since I knew it would be impossible to keep Jimmy (the 2 year old) out of the mud and water, I said, What the Heck!, and just let him play in the puddles to his hearts content. I figured it would be much nicer than having him in trouble all day long. And, he had a GREAT TIME!

And, I just liked this photo, and thought that while he was dirty and grimy, he was ADORABLE!

This is a WordArt request from Cheri. I thought that it would be good for swing layouts, or layouts with kids in high places (like jungle gyms). I know I have a couple that like to climb! Crazy kids!

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sindiego scraps & beth Through the Year-May kit
WordArt by ME!!!

Thanks so much to Deb for sending in this layout! Great idea of fiddling with the WordArt and changing out the O for an elements! Looks terrific! Lovin' those frames, btw!!!

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Blah Blah Blah

Allright, so this WordArt isn't fabulous, but hey, you can't have fabulous every day. At least it's funny! We were camping yesterday (well, the big boys were anyway! - we joined them at about 10 am), and got home and were TIRED! Then, I found out we were doing a LIVE CHAT at ScrapOrchard, and quickly jumped on there! So, I had little time to design, and the truck still needed unpacking. Late night again :)

So, here's the WordArt. I thought it looked cute on my photo of Jimmy (my 2 year old), while in the truck on our trip to St. Louis. Doesn't his face say "As if I care!". What a funny kid!