August & September winners!

Well, September sure got away from us didn’t it?! Well, better late than never is right – we have two winners!

Our voted winner from August’s Olympic challenge is:


Check out her blog, Paperlicious Designs and see her super cute red, white and blue layout! Stars, basketball, and some cute kids to boot!


No need for a vote, our next winner is our xoxo mama returning to us! Welcome home,

Kat Blue!

thanks for playing with us! Check out her blog, Queen Kat/Kate Blue and see her adorable layout, lifted from our Michelle, complete with unconventional products!


As for you two, email me at so we can get you in as guest designers for our next challenge! Want your chance to gdt with us? Simply lift one of us or use our challenge as inspiration, link it up and wait to win! Hope to see you in October –

p.s. xoxo!


challenge #33 ~ Back to… September! (vote for winners at the bottom of this post!)

What does September mean for you? We had a discussion among our design team about what September means for us – some of us were focused on back to school, some of us back to work, a few of us lucky enough to go back to the scrap table!

So we decided – follow me here – to use unconventional materials that might somehow told how we were planning to use our time in September.

That’s your challenge!

  • Use some unconventional materials in or on a project.
  • Create a layout telling us about your September.
  • or, as always, scraplift one of our layouts.

Please do tell us how you were inspired this month!

Ready, Set, September!
















We are TRUE-ly delighted to spotlight three guest designers this month! Enjoy!


GDT Deanne Clarke-Saunders


GDT Haven Amacher

Hello, my name is Haven, I live in Eugene, Oregon with my husband and 4 kids under the age of 13. Most of my time is spent cleaning up messes and the kids seem to make them faster than I can clean them, especially, the youngest. I swear if my son was born first he’d be an only child. In the rest of my free time I work very part time as a water exercise instructor, volunteer as a Girl Scouts leader/ camp registrar/ service unit treasure and scrap. I began scrapbooking in 1999 when my first daughter was born and I have been addicted ever since. I only joined the blogging community a little over a year ago and currently am on a few design teams. I love seeing what my fellow DT has going on and find that they inspire me to try new things.


GDT Rita Russello

My name is rita, I am 36 years old. a husband and two young children.
I am Italian …. I scrap for 3 years and a half (after the birth of my daughter)
I love the sketch and scraplift … I do not know scrapbooking without them!
And if we add constraints, themes etc to create other challenges much happier: P
I like to challenge myself with the challenges;)
Mi chiamo Rita, ho 36 anni. Un marito e due bimbi piccoli.
Sono italiana …. Scrappo da 3 anni e mezzo (dopo la nascita di mia figlia)
Mi piacciono gli sketches e gli scraplifts … Non so scrappare senza!!
E se si aggiungono i vincoli, i temi ecc di altre sfide sono molto più felice: P
Mi piace mettermi alla prova con la sfide 😉
e questo è ciò che ho creato per questa sfida (un progetto temporaneo che diventerà un LO per il mio BOM … con gli impegni Scrap di settembre.
Perché per me, settembre significa riprendere a scrappare con più regolarità dopo le vacanze estive. (Questo settembre è un po ‘pieno … ma mi piace!)


So happy September to you! Above all else, we hope that September means love, hope and happiness in your house. Oh, and some making and scrapping memories, too!

p.s. xoxo


Please vote for your favorite entry in August’s Olympic challenge!
The first entry is from Carol, the second entry is from Melissa.
Click a layout for a closer view.
Thanks for playing along with us!


Enter your September projects right here!