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Friday, January 1, 2010


Welcome to my blog, which is stop #5 on the Scrapbook Challenges New Year's Blog Hop! If you just hopped in here you are going to want to start at the beginning, which is Pamela Young's blog. Why start there? Well, if you visit each Design Team member's blog and leave a comment on each one you will be entered in a drawing for a FABULOUS prize -- a gorgeous collection of goodies from "My Little Shoebox"!


My name is Debi Wallace, and I am one of the newest members of the Scrapbook Challenges Design Team. I am excited about being selected and looking forward to the experience and to working with so many wonderfully talented women!

I was introduced to scrapping in the mid-90s. As my children got older and more active, I drifted away from scrapping for a number of years. Now that my children are older, driving and able to get themselves to their activities, I once again have time to scrap! Whoot! I've been back at it for about 3 years now and it is such an integral part of my life, I can't imagine ever NOT scrapping.

My style tends to be clean and simple, but I do enjoy exploring new techniques and playing with new products.

Here is an example of my work -- a layout based on one of Pamela's awesome sketches!


Pamela's Sketch (#179):


I've been mentioning "Scrapbook Challenges" quite a bit in this post, but I'm thinking I need to take a moment to make sure you know what that is -- it is a fabulous scrapbooking community on the Ning network. If you aren't already a member I encourage you to jump over there (here's a link for you) and sign up right now! You will be glad that you did...and once you are a member, be sure and send me a friend request. :)

In the mood for more chances to win awesome prizes? Well, guess what -- there are several INCREDIBLE prizes to be won and many different ways to win them:

  • If you are a member of Scrapbook Challenges and you do a layout based on the sketch and post in the "Hop On' thread you will be entered in a drawing to win the Basic Grey Origins Collection.
  • There are TWO beautiful Prima packs to be given away in two drawings. If you are a member of Scrapbook Challenges and use the invite feature on the group to invite a friend your name will be entered in the drawing for one of the packs. The other pack is for someone who JOINS the group this weekend (as if you needed more incentive to join this fabulous group)!
  • The last prize is a chipboard album and and a collection of Rusty Pickle trim! To be entered in this drawing you need to visit the "Hop On" topic at Scrapbook Challenges and visit the member's blogs posted there. Be sure and leave a comment on each one of those blogs to be entered in the drawing!
All right, time to hop on over to the next stop in the Scrapbook Challenges New Year's Blog Hop, but remember to leave a comment here before you leave...now hop on over to Marilyn's Blog! Happy New Year!

109 comments:

salme said...

Lovely layout! Happy New Year!

Angela H said...

Love yoru Blog and the way you brought a whole new look to the sketch!!

Happy New Years!!

Kim said...

I love the bracket with that sketch!

{ CJ } said...

Love your color combination Debi! :)

hippy_chick said...

Fab blog, love how each paragrapgh is a different color!!

djp said...

great layout!!! and fun blog too!

anazelia said...

Great job on the sketch. And congrats.

AuntJo said...

Hi Debi! Congrats on making the DT! Love your take on the sketch and your blog is wonderful to read!

The Scrapbook Speedway said...

love all the bright colors used on the sketch!

Sarah said...

I love your LO! It is so fun!

silvia said...

Cute LO!!

Scrappycath said...

Love the playful colors that you used.

Tricia said...

I love your simple style The artesian element is perfect here! Great photos! hopping along! Happy new year

Design Lily said...

Happy 2010...luv the layout! Hopping on...

Karry Weaver said...

What a great take on the sketch! Happy new Year!

Colleen said...

Just joined SC this am. Can't wait to discover more about it and to make some friends. Just from the blog hop it is looking like a fun site.

Becky said...

loving those trees in your layout

tallulah1 said...

Love youe take on the sketch - and I love your style!

scrappin{jewlz} said...

Cute layout!

Christine said...

Congrats on making the DT. I love the LO, not too much extra stuff.

Wendy West said...

Love the bobbing for apples pics!

Jennifer Moore said...

Fabulous layout! Happy New Year!

csewy said...

Wow!! Great take on the sketch, love the apples!!

Rose Ann said...

Congratulations, you did it!! WTG!!
I like Your take on the sketch ~:O)

Loving the brilliant colors on your blog ~:O)

Good luck in 2010 everyone!!

Scrapbooking by Kelly Messer said...

Congrats on your new Design Member position.. Great Page!!!
Happy New Year!!

Shirley said...

What a cute layout! Fun blog too!

Ilene said...

Love the LO! Looking forward to getting to know you better :)

Leah Crowe said...

Congrats on the new DT gig :) Wonderful blog! Have a great New Year!

suzeyq said...

It's interesting to see what everyone does with the sketch! Great job by all so far!

Star Rork said...

very cute!

Brittney said...

Great job with the sketch - love it!

caroline hancock said...

Congrats you must be very excited, cute layout btw

ZoiHoku said...

Pretty great! Happy New Year

JPScraps said...

Cute layout. I'm loving everyone's take on the sketch :)

BAHGL said...

I have never done a Blog hop before, this is so fun!
I enjoyed your verion of the sketch!

Paper Miniskirt said...

I love those three colors together!

lisa said...

Congrats on your new spot on the DT! Great group from the looks of this hop! wonderful layout!!

meluv2scrap said...

Great blog and your lo is awesome!

lavendarrose29 said...

Nice layout.

Annie Fiskateer #1326/SCDT member said...

He is a cutie pie! Happy New Year!

Janet Z said...

Love your take on the sketch!

Holly W =) said...

Debi~ CONGRATS on making the DT!!! I love your take on the sketch too.

Carol Sue Designs said...

Congrats on making the DT! How exciting! Can't wait to see your ideas in the New Year! :)

Ginny said...

Great layout! Everyone has been doing layouts themed towards the new year & I wasn't sure I had it in me to do this weekend. Love seeing your version of the sketch, inspiring!

CraftyRia said...

Cute layout! Thanks for sharing.

Beth said...

The little apples under the tree are adorable. Great LO!

laterg8r said...

great take on the sketch :D

Vicki said...

Your take on the sketch is great!

nandmmom said...

can't wait to check out the forum, and you layout is Great!

Lydia Siegel said...

Fabulous job with this sketch! Love those apples and the little tree. Im so looking forward to working with you also. Have a wonderful New Year!

Rita said...

Great layout!
Happy New Year!

Lisamariemlt said...

happy new year
love your layouts
and your blog header!!!

mica said...

Happy New Year. Great take on the sketch. Love how you used a die-cut paper instead of a circle. Love your blog too.

Karen Taylor said...

Too cute!!! What cutie!! Happy New Year!

TheresaE said...

DEBI!!!! YAY!!! you made the design team!!!! i am so happy for you!! YAY!!

Mazlina said...

what a fun layout!! thanks for the inspiration.. have a great new yar!

Lealoo said...

Love the simplicity of your layout!

creativecowgirl said...

Love your layout!! thanks for sharing.

pink said...

Really cute interpretation of the sketch! :)

EbethS said...

Love the LO

mindakims said...

I love simple too, and I love your color combo on the layout!

MightyMoM said...

Congrats on the DT position! Hope you have a happy New Year.

scrapbookmom79 said...

DEBI I'M SOOOOOOOOOO SUPER EXCITED FOR YOU!!!! CONGRATS ON THE DT SPOT :) YOU DESERVE IT GIRLY!!! Great take on the sketch too

KateB said...

love the autumn chipboard!

Wendy Hackney Baisden said...

great blog..im watching for that yardsale one to get up and going :)

Rowee said...

Love your page!!!! happy new year!!!

hugs
rowee

Tassie Deb said...

Gorgeous sketch layout Debi. Looking forward to working with you on the SC DT. Happy new year

Pamela said...

Love your layout Debi! I am so excited to have you on the team. :)

Alma said...

Love the colors!!

liliput said...

love the colors of your layout! Happy New Year!

...Tara... said...

I love your take on the sketch. Love the colors :)

Sandy said...

It's so much fun to see how everyone interpreted that layout challenge. Thanks

Kristi B. said...

Great job with the sketch & congrats on your new DT position Debi. Happy New Year! :)

brandy messer said...

love the color!..have a blessed new yr!

Jenny said...

Glad you finally got time to come back to scrapping!!! I don't know if I'd be sane if I had to quit!!!

j.leija said...

wonderful photos! such a fun page :) xxbesos

Sharlotte said...

I love your blog! :) S.

Nicole said...

Very nice Layout! Thanks for the inspiration! Happy New Year!

Jodi said...

love your blog!!

Jennifer Campbell said...

Love your layout!! Great job!

Diana said...

Great blog--thanks for clarifying what we should do! Great take and color combo!

Julie said...

Great use of the bracket. Happy New Year.

Marcita said...

Hi i'm a first time bloghopper. I like it! I'm hopping to the next.

Lisa said...

Such a cute layout! Love what you did with it!

Sarah said...

Awesome layout!!

cindy said...

Fabulous LO. Love the bright colors:)

becca said...

Great colors in your layout! Congrats on being a member at Scrapbook Challenges. good luck to you!

Cathy Bautista said...

Love the colors of your LO! :)

Amy said...

i'm a simple scrapbooker, too. love your layout :)

em said...

Cute layout! :)

gocanucksgo said...

This is such a fun looking page! I love the tree and the apples on the ground. Great work =)

Cathy said...

welcome aboard

Katrina said...

Congrats on the DT! and love your layout! Hugs!

Joy-N-Jesus said...

you did a fab job on the layout! Congrats to making the DT! YOu will be great! Blessings!

Amanda Winchester said...

Great take on the sketch! Congrats on making the team!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Congrats on your DT membership!

Nina said...

Debi, your take on the sketch is AWESOME! Love it! Thanks for sharing!
//Nina

nannette13 said...

very nice lo! love the design instead of the circle - it fits!

Regina said...

what a fun take on the sketch!

anne g-i said...

love your simple and clean style layout - can almost taste the apple (my kids are teens now too and don't need me to be taxi driver quite as often. i'm looking forward to more scrapping time too)

Breann said...

congrats on the dt!!

Lyndsay said...

Congrats Debi! Its always great seeing your work!!! Lovely LO!

Brynn Marie said...

Awesome work...So great to have you on the team :)

smahrty said...

Great layout! Thanks for the hop stop!

Erika M. said...

Love your layout - Happy New Year!

ghubi said...

Nice layout...

alwayscharlie said...

Love the clean cut lines to your layout.

Jennifer Hansen said...

Welcome back to scrapbooking...you are doing great!

J.Rold said...

the bright primary colors are perfect for a little boy's photo