Sunday, March 31, 2013

Sketches 4 All Spring Blog Hop & Scrap-a-Thon - Blog Candy Winner

The winner of my Blog Candy Giveaway is

Brandi Matos

Congrats, Brandi!  Please contact me with a PM and I'll get your prize mailed out.

Hello everyone!

Welcome to the Sketches 4 All Spring Blog Hop & Scrap-a-Thon!  The Blog Hop starts 
Monday, April 1st and will run until Sunday, April 7, 2013.

You should have arrived here from Jessica's wonderful blog.  If you would like to get back to the beginning of the Hop, just click here

I'm thrilled to announce that I am one of the NEW Design Team Members at Sketches 4 All, as of April 1st (and NO, this is not an April Fool's joke!!!)  I'm looking forward to being a part of this wonderful team.  In addition, I will also be hosting a monthly challenge and you won't was to miss out on a different challenge each month.

Hey!  Spring is in the air!  Let's have some fun blog hopping!  Don't you love the smell of fresh air and the smell of mud (yes, mud)... the wonderful signs of Spring.  And, if you live in an area that gets snow, like I do, the first sign of Spring is the melting snow!  Everyone is anxious to get outside and enjoy warmer weather and some sun.  Lots of people get busy with Spring cleaning.  You might even tackle your scrapping room/area and find some cool stuff that's been hidden for a while... and you could possibly use them on projects for the Sketches 4 All Scrap-a-Thon.

There will be lots of inspiration, challenges and prizes too!  Who doesn't love prizes, right?

There will also be a Grand Prize offered and that person will be crowned "Queen of the Hop" and here's the fabulous prize: 
 The Grand Prize will be a 24-pack of Spectrum Noir Markers in Pastel, Ultra Smooth Premium White Cardstock for Alcohol Markers (20 sheets), a Spectrum Noir 36 Pen Zipper Bag and a Mulberry Wood (Gone Fishing) stamp set.

There will also be a 2nd prize of $25.00 (U.S.) gift certificate!  And each Design Team Member will offer a challenge with a prize for the Scrap-a-Thon in the Forum of Sketches 4 All.

To get the chance at winning this prize, you MUST leave a comment on ALL of the Design Team member's Blogs listed for the Hop AND participate in the Scrap-a-Thon Challenges.  You won't want to miss out on this fab prize!

So, become a member of Sketches 4 All (which is easy and Free) and jump start your creativity with lots of inspiration and fun challenges.

Please make sure you visit the entire team and leave comments (everyone loves kind comments), as members are hosting additional blog challenges and offering their own prizes for you.  So, the more you play, the more chances you have to win.

Also, each Design Team Member will offer an additional challenge with a prize for completing challenges in the Scrap-a-Thon.  You can find the challenges here.  My challenge for you at the Scrap-a-Thon is a WORD Challenge and I would love to see you joining in on the fun.  You can find all the details for my challenge here.  I will also be offering a prize to one random winner.

Here's my inspiration layout:
This is my son and I at a Boy Scout weekend Camporee a couple of years ago.

I created my own mask for the clouds and misted the sky.

 These tree stickers add an "outdoorsy" feel to the page.

The stickers were adhered to cardstock and trimmed.  I used pop dots under the tent to add some dimension to my page. 

I knotted twine and place it in the upper left corner of the photo.

 The emblem was cut from pp, the edges distressed and I then added knotted twine around it and adhered it with pop dots.

For added fun, I will also be offering a prize right here on my Blog.  All you have to do is:
1.  Leave me a comment at the end of this post.
2.  Become a Follower of my Blog and, hopefully, you will want to remain a follower.  :)

One lucky winner will be chosen to receive the prize below.  I will announce a random winner here on Wednesday, April 10, 2013.  So please check back then.  You will have 7 days to contact me via email (pbllib (at) myfairpoint (dot) net) with your mailing info.  Your prize will be forfeited after 7 days.

Here's a photo of the prize I will be offering:

Are you ready for more inspiration and a chance to win another prize?

Then hop on over to Lisa's wonderful blog to see what she has in store for you.
 Please also welcome Brenda to our Design Team as well.  And, Rachelle will be our April Guest Designer.  She will be offering a challenge for us this month that you are not going to want to miss out on!

In case you get lost along the way, here is the complete Design Team lineup for the Hop:

Libby - You are here

Just a reminder...
After you have visited all the blogs, please check out more fun challenges at Sketches 4 All Scrap-a-Thon.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Happy Hopping!


  1. First of all, congratulations for making it to the DT Team at Sketches4all. Looking forward to your monthly challenges.
    That is one awesome layout and I really like the embellies.
    Will head over to Sketches4all to see your challenge.
    I'm already a follower.

  2. Congratulations for making it to the Design Team at Sketches4all Libby.Wonderful layout and love all the embellishments.
    I'm a follower now.

  3. Congratulations for making it to the DT. I can't wait to check out your word challenge. I'm already a follower.

  4. I love your layout! Love all the little embellishments and papers - a real 'outdoorsy' layout! Thanks for the inspiration - can't wait to head over and find out what your challenge is :-)

  5. I love your camping page. We love to camp too. Congrats on becoming apart of the DT. Welcome aboard.

  6. Fantastic work Libby!!! LOVE how you made the clouds and sky... very creative!!!! So happy to have you on board -)

  7. nice layout libby, i already have an idea in mind for this one

  8. Welcome to the design team!! Awesome layout!!

  9. Fabulous layout and prize package, Libby!! We're so thrilled to have you on our design team at S4All!!

  10. Hi Libby! I'm following your blog and hopping all over the place!!! lol You have made a lovely example page, I hope to join in the FUN!!

  11. Loved your layout Libby....have already uploaded my 'Fun'!!! Super prizes...and well done on being on the design team!!