Friday, July 12, 2013

Happy Birthday ScrapbookSteals! It's a July Blog Hop

First off, HAPPY BIRTHDAY SCRAPBOOKSTEALS! I seriously love both the Steals Network, and the community that they have built. I consider many of the ladies that I met through ScrapbookSteals as some of my absolute closest friends. When Melodee asked if I would help to celebrate ScrapbookSteal's 4th birthday, I jumped at the chance.

You should be here from Cyndee's blog. I love her work.

If you want to start from the beginning:
Cathy Caines:
Cristine Redmond:
Venetia Holbrook:
Cyndee Kawa:
Heather Conklin:   (You are HERE!)
Van Nguyen:
Staci Jones:
Charissa Miller:
Brenda Smith:
Erin Colby:
Erica Bass:
Kristy Lee:

Challenge #1: Use 4 types of products
For this challenge, I used patterned paper, stickers, Elle's Studio tags and flair. I LOVE Sanuks, and have too many pairs!! They are super comfy.

Challenge #2: 2009
I found a photo that was taken just a few months after Miss I was born. It was a rough time. Babies are a whole lot of work, and I know that we had idealized what real life with babies was all about. And now she's four and has a little sister. A lot has happened in four years.

Challenge #3: Favorite Vendor
I chose to spotlight this fantastic photo of my oldest with some of my lovely SS purchases. I chose to use the now defunct (BOO!) Sassafras Lass. My first "real" purchase of scrapbook paper was Sass, so I knew that it would be a personal thing for me to include the company that got me out of the Target scrap aisle and using really quality products, alongside the wonderful company that helped me to develop into the crafter I am today. 

Challenge #4: Washi Fever
I had this cute little notebook lying around, that I wanted to spruce up. What's better than to decorate it with a little bit of washi. 

If you leave a comment on how you follow my blog. Email, Twitter, Bloglovin', Feedly, or Google Friend Connect, I will put you in a drawing for a 6x6 card kit that I will be making this weekend. I usually combine 15 or so papers, with stickers, wood veneers, ribbon and other embellishments. All in matching color combos, so it's easy to mix and match. You can even choose the color or color combo that you would like it to be, just make sure you note it on your comment!

Leave a comment by Midnight, Wednesday (July 17th) for the card kit. Check back to see if you are a winner!! And make sure that you link up your projects to the ScrapbookSteals blog by the same time for some great prizes from the Steals Network!!

Now, head onto one of my favorite people ever: Van Nguyen!! Pin It


  1. Great job on all four challenges! I love your project for the washi!

  2. Very cute projects! I started following your blog by email. Thanks!

  3. all of these but especially the ones with the "wood" paper.

  4. That notebook idea is awesome. Love the washi you chose for it. All of your pages are gorgeous.

  5. Always love seeing your work, Heather, I follow you on Feedly and GFC. Love the simplicity of the notebook cover!

  6. Love the layouts, and I'm proud to say that I'm a new follower through bloglovin'.

  7. Wonderful projects! I love your "real" take on parenthood! ;) I follow you on Google Friend Connect (and have for quite a while and always love seeing what you create! It's always inspiring!)

  8. Beautiful projects, Heather! I just LOVE the paper you used in the middle of your Sanuks layout.

  9. I just love the Sanuks page. I've been a follower on GFC for a while and recently connected into Bloglovin so I'm there too.

  10. You're one of my favorite people ever!! Especially loving the first two layouts. I have no idea how you do it all. You amaze me!

  11. You are so amazing! How do you do it all?!

  12. I am such a fan of your work Heather. And so happy to see Sassafras Las!! I am hoarding a "small" amount because I really miss it!!! Thanks for the amazing inspiration!!! ALways happy to follow you now on Bloglovin'

  13. Dang girl! Way to rock it again! No surprise there! ;) I always love seeing your projects. They Never disappoint!

  14. Love 'em all! Love how the colors are all so complementary on Sanuk layout and the Sass layout is perfection!

  15. Ummm....SANUK'S ARE MY FAVORITE EVER! Love that layout :)

  16. Gorgeous projects! Love everything little thing about them!

  17. Gorgeous! I love how you altered the notebook!

  18. Love all the projects, especially the washi ideas. I'm not comfortable using it yet and always like to see what others are doing with it! :)