Thursday, August 5, 2010

Lots To Share - A Layout, Some Awards and Some Blog Candy!!!

This post is lengthy, so please bare with me as I have lots to share!
It's Thursday and you know what that means --- a new sketch challenge over at Sketches In Thyme!
This week we have a sketch by Helen Croft over at Scrap A Little
If you have not been by her blog, you must take the time and visit her.  Besides her wonderful sketches, she has a lot of great tutorials and a wonderful design team!  We would love for you to play along with us at Sketches In Thyme.  Please stop by our blog and link up your layout and see what my fellow Mavens have created!
I love the picture on my layout. 
 
It is of my son and his two little friends back from 1991.  We had gone on a long car ride and the three of them fell asleep.  My son Jeffrey is the one with the blankie stuffed in between his legs.  When he was little, blankie went everywhere with him.  When I look at the picture it reminds me of little ducks in a row, hence the title I chose.
All of the papers I used on my layout are by October Afternoon.  I did some stitching with my sewing machine, a little distressing and some inking.
I stamped the clouds on some cream felt, using some new stamps I just got from American Crafts.
I recently received two awards and I want to thank my wonderful friends who thought of me.  The first is the Cherry On Top Award which Barb over at Crafty Girl passed on to me.
The second award is the Versatile Blogger which I received from Li-bee-ti, my friend from afar over at Creations With Love.

Thanks girls, you make me feel special!
Now on to the blog candy . . . My birthday is this month and I thought I would give away some blog candy.  I was out shopping the other day and found these new Halloween paper pads by Die Cuts With A View.  Love the paper, so bright and colorful. I threw in a bunch of goodies - stamps, a punch, ribbon, buttons and all sorts of embellishments!
 All I ask is that you become a follower if you aren't already, and leave a comment.  I'd love to have some new friends!  If you want you can post this on your blog and spread the word.  I will draw a winner on my birthday, which is
August 23rd!
Thanks for stopping by!
. . . Debbie

56 comments:

Dawn said...

Who Hoo!!! I love a celebration and candy to boot!
Happy early birthday sweetie.
I think this layout is stinkin adorable! Love the title and such yummy papers and embellishments. Great use of this fab sketch this week.

li-bee-ti said...

LETS CELEBRATE!
It's a very beautiful lo, Debbie! I love the colors, the photo is adorable, and the title is superb!
I love those clouds!!! Is it fabric?

As for your generous candy.... I'm already a follower to your lovely blog. and well, we share this b-day's month... So I'd love to win this yummmmy giveaway.
Happy birthday in advance... :)
Hugs

Luz Maria Bruna said...

Wow Debbie this layout is so sweet and cute!!! and the pics ADORABLE!!!

christina said...

Happy birthday! I love your layout and what sweet little ones.

Kelly Massman said...

Happy birthday a little early! I'm already a follower!
Cute LO (but I think I already told you that somewhere)! :-)

Melissa said...

Happy early birthday and I absolutely adore your LO! Thank you for the chance to win your blog candy! I'm getting ready to start my Disney album from last year when we went to the Halloween party and these items would be perfect!!!

Melissa
www.disneydreamerdesigns.blogspot.com

Dawn Edwards said...

Happy Early Birthday! This layout is so cute! I have to ask the little duckies are they a stamp? What wonderful candy I love Halloween.

Brenda said...

The title on this layout is so wonderful, Debbie! How wonderful of you to give blog candy!! It's posted on my sidebar!!

Jocelyn said...

LOVE this one and that pic is sooooooo adorable!!!!

Birthdays are fun!!!! Hope you have a great one!!! -)

Tanya Rudd said...

What a great layout! Love the ducks and all the embellishments added to the page.
Hugs
Tanya

Jessica Wekenman said...

What a cute LO, Debbie! I love those little duckies you added! They do look like little ducks in a row!

Cindy Gay said...

I love the photo of the boys sleeping! I'll post the blog candy on my blog!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Love how you did the clouds and the stitching. Beautiful as always!

Rainbow said...

aaawwww Debbie!! these is too adorable!!!!! love the pic!!! precious details!! loving those cute ducks and the clouds!!!! beautiful work!
Hugs
Lidia

Kim said...

Debbie, this layout is fabulous!!!! I love the little ducks in a row thing for this photo, just darling!!!! So is the picture of your sweet son and friends.

Thanks for the sweet words, my friend...

Yummy candy and I'll be sharing it on my blog later today or tomorrow....I'm out the door in just a minute.
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Fern said...

Debbie, this layout makes me smile every time I see it.... I honestly don't see how little ones can sleep in that position, but everyone of 'em does!! The title is perfect and I love the little ducks and the clouds! It's just a precious layout!!
And look at that "YUMMY" candy you have to share!! Perfect for upcoming Halloween!! I will post it for sure on my blog!!! Have a wonderful weekend.. Hugs!!! Oh yeah, Happy Birthday.. just in case I miss it!!!!! :o)

scrappinlil said...

I love that lo you did...very cute. I love the pic so cute. The title is cute too...I am already a follower and have been for sometime..I love to see what you create...Thanks for the opportunity to win this...and Happy birthday (just in case I forget)...TFS

Pat said...

Cute LO!!

Sandi Clarkson said...

Well, goodness .. lots of news! So before I forget .. Happy Early Birthday! Love this layout .. saw it on my dashboard the other day but then it wasn't here .. love that photos to pieces .. I have some very similar .. kids, gotta love 'em! I think my mojo is traveling with friends, so if you see it, will you tell it to come home?

Sandi Clarkson said...

Oh .. love the new blog look!

Leah said...

Man, I am SO loving all stuff to see today! New bloggy look! GREAT LO to share with us (oh my gosh that photo is beyond precious! and the paper to go with it!) Great sketch as well! And your amazing blog candy and awards!
(which reminds me that I have blog candy on mine as well so you ought to go back sometime...)
xoxo Leah

Suzy said...

I'm a new follower! Love the layout with the ducks in a row :) :) :) Thanks for the chance to win!

Brandy, Dave, and Cooper said...

Hello!

Your blog is really quite fabulous! In addition to checking out your home in blogland I wanted to thank you for the comment you left on the Paper Crafts blog. I'm glad to hear that motherhood has been wonderful for you and I look forward to my time with Cooper. I'm trying to enjoy every minute and not stress out about the fact that one day he'll be in his 20s and not need me any more. :)

Thanks and love, Brandy J.

CraftyGirl said...

Debbie... Happy Birthday to you!! You are always so generous with the blog candy! i will be sure to get this posted on my blog too!
I love this LO of your darling son... so precious!! And your title is just perfect!! So cute!!
Barb :)

sucor said...

Happy birthday to you! I love your layout with all the special details, but the photo is priceless!!

Samantha said...

I thought I already commented on that cute layout, but maybe it didnt work? Hope you have a great birthday Debbie :)

Adri Sinibaldi said...

Happy birthday, beautiful candy!
kisses,

Adriana Sinibaldi

adriana.sinibaldi@hotmail.com
http://scrap-by-adri.blogspot.com/

Samanta/Sammy said...

thanks for the chance to win.
Cute amazing candy!
Happy B-dayyyyyy!!!:)
Samanta]
woodfacesami@hotmail.com

Denise said...

oooh, I love halloween!!!! I'm already a follower :) I'll go post your candy to my sidebar! Thanks for the chance to win this!

Cher~ said...

I'm going to have to get my greedy little hands on some October Afternoon paper. I keep seeing and love it every time. This layout is no exception. So cute. Love the touch of stitches.

Uma das Tontas said...

Debbie,
Amei a foto de seu filho com os amigos!!!!
O seu blog é maravilhoso!!!!

Angie A. said...

Hi Debbie..I am a follower I have to say that I just LOVE your ducks in a row layout just too cute and that blog candy Oh my...I dont know what it is about Halloween scrap stuff...I LOVE it...takes everything I have not to grab it all.....sure does look like yu grabed a bunch...oh man I so hope you pick me..I'm going right now to my blog to spred the Halloween goodness word....again great duck layout so cute so cute...

Kraftychick said...

Thanks Debbie:
I've been a follower for awhile and I love your blog - thanks for sharing! and thank you for the chance to win this great candy!

I love your LO - reminds me so much of the DGSs when we go anywhere - they all 3 fall asleep in the car!
jackie

Isadory said...

Hey!
Greate blogg u got here.
Ive become a followere and have linked in my sidebar.

Cheers Isadory!

http://izadory.blogspot.com/

mariella said...

hi!!!!
i'm a new follower and i hope to win this wonderful candy!!!
here i've posted your candy, bye bye

http://blogcandycorner.blogspot.com

Lauren said...

Debbie,

I saw your application on SOUS and I had to pop over! I am becoming a follower - I love your work! I look forward to seeing all of your projects in the future. Happy Birthday - thanks for the opportunity to win lovely candy!

Lauren
http://lem-photography.blogspot.com

Kim H said...

Happy Early Birthday! I love all your layouts ~ they are just fabulous! I LOVE Halloween so this would workout great for me!
tfs
Kim H
http://scrapinmomofoneinspiringlittleboy.blogspot.com/

Adene B said...

~I just happened by your blog for the first time, tonite & I can really relate with your style. Your work is very inspiring for me, as I am "ramping up" my creativity and accomplishments. So, I am now following your blog & want to wish U an early happy, happy birthday, filled with love & colorful moments! Adene B :D

Wendy Crowe said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Thanks for sharing your birthday happiness with us!

Maureen Reiss said...

Happy almost b-day!!! Love your blog, just became a follower. Great LO soooo cute! Thanks for the chance to win some AWESOME candy!!

shari said...

Happy Birthday! I found your blog thru Fern and like what I see. Not just the candy but the blog. I'm following you. Shari (cricutrookie)

Robin Stewart said...

Thanks for the candy. Happy Birthday! I have shared on my blog as well.

goldyfish said...

Happy birthday. Nice LO. Thanks for the chance to win.

Crini said...

Wow, amazing giveaway. You should be the one how gets all this,lol
Happy early birthday.
Greetings

Larisa said...

hello!!!! This is a nice candy )))Many thanks for the nice opportunity to take part in it. I am a follower now. I linked this on sidebar http://larisa-raznosti.blogspot.com/
Have a nice day. Hugs from Larisa

itsabrt said...

Hello I happened upon this blog by chance but I see several of my blog roll favorites are here so a Happy Birthday to ya! Beth

The Clip Cafe said...

I am a follower and have put your giveaway on my side bar! Thanks so much for the chance.

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Life's What You Make It!!! said...

Happy Birthday Ms.Lady...I've just became a follower and would love to celebrate your birthday with you!!! Thanks for the chance at this great giveaway!!!

Take care of yourself and God bless
Hugs,
- Sherrell

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

Oooooh, spooky candy, I love spooky candy!!! You have some great inspiration on this blog... I have become a follower... thanks for the chance to win & happy Birthday a few days early! xxx, ~Staci

bakscrap said...

I am a follower who also has an August Birthday 8/25. Some fun Halloween goodies would be a great birthday surprise! Happy Birthday to us! Beth

Ayana Posadas said...

Fabulous work! Very inspiring! :)

Nikki said...

Happy Birthday have a fun time :) thank you for the chance at all these Halloween Treats !
I'm following your wonderful blog
hugs Nikki C

Ukka said...

Your candy just awesome! Thanks and thanks for the chance to win! I really want to be the lucky winner. Linked candy on my sidebar and I'm your follower.

Jessica said...

Happy birthday, Debbie! I hope this next year brings you much joy & happiness!
Scrap happy-
Jessica

sequin said...

I hope for good luck! Wonderful candy! The reference is to the left panel. I'm glad to be your follower.
http://fantasy-of-sequins.blogspot.com/