Saturday, June 6, 2009

All good news + New Song Bird Scraps Challenge

My sweet friends, first of all I would like to thank all of you who left those wonderful comments for my daughter Christina. She too says "thanks"! She was sooo excited and proud when she read the things you wrote to her, and she can't wait to start on her next LO! The people over at Aussie Scrap Jack have generously said they would send her a little something ... you should have seen her little face when I told her about that!

Other good news, I won my sweet friend Julie's RAK give-away ... lots of yummy stuff AND some handmade cards, original Julie's haha, superexcited about that!!!!! I so want to see some of her work IRL, you know, I'm sure it will even look better than on pics.

I also won a doorprize (you know, a prize you win just by commenting) over at OLW when they were celebrating their 2nd anniversary! Pretty excited about that too.

And this news I'm most excited about, because for the very first time I won a prize with one of my LO's!!!! This is the one (haha, just had to post this one one more time):

I entered this LO for the "painting using stamps as a guide" technique challenge over at "The Next Step" and I won ... well not exactly for using their technique ... since I don't own any stamps that could be used for this challenge, I drew ... but well, they said because they thought my entry was ... wow! Isn't that the best reaction ever haha!!!! They actually gave away four prizes, so you might want to participate in their next challenge as well!!!!! Go and check it out.

I also found some tutorials I would like to share ... as soon as I figure out how to put them on my blog :-( Technology is a wonderful thing, if you know how to use it!!!! So, if anyone knows how to do this, let me know, I could use the help.


The June Challenge over at Song Bird Scraps is up! Take a look and see if this month's lyrics can inspire you ...

Lullaby - Matt Costa
Don't you cry, no don't you cry
Sing this lullaby to yourself
Cause when I arrive dear it won't be that long
No it won't seem like anytime that I've been gone
It ain't the first time it won't be the last
Won't you remember these words to help the time pass?
So when you're so lonely lying in bed
Night's closed it's eyes but you can't rest your head
Everyone's sleeping all through the house
You wish you could dream but forgot to somehow
Sing this lullaby to yourself
Sing this lullaby to yourself

When You Dream - Barenaked Ladies
With life just begun, my sleeping new son
Has eyes that roll back in his head
They flutter and dart, he slows down his heart
And pictures a world past his bed
Its hard to believe
As I watch you breathe
Your mind drifts and weaves
When you dream, What do you dream about?
When you dream, What do you dream about?
Do you dream about Music or mathematics
Or planets too far for the eye?
Do you dream about Jesus or quantum mechanics
Or angels who sing lullabies?

I was inspired by "my sleeping new son" in the second lyrics, and this is my DT example, I hope it will inspire you to give this challenge a try:

I always loved seeing my babies asleep with their daddy like that.
This wasn't an easy pic to scrap ... I wanted a soft look but I also wanted bold colours. Like I said before, I find it much easier to scrap without a definite look in my head. Anyway, I like the result, especially that hobby rope I stitched on to create a frame is really pretty IRL.

Does it show I have become addicted to paint on my LO's??? It's such an easy solution when the look of the LO isn't quite right yet.

Talk to you later!
Love you mwa mwa xxxx Peggy


  1. Peggy....I am so very happy for you!!! Congrats on the winning at The Next deserve it with the piece of ART!!!!! ANd look at you winning a door prize at OLW!!!! YIPPEE for you!! So glad that Christina was so happy with all her comments! You have a budding artist in the family!!!!! I just so appreciate all of your wonderful comments and I so look forward to reading each one!!!! Don't forget me challenge comes out the 15th and I would love to see you talent show up on Butterfly Carfts!!!!! Wishing you and your wonderful family a terrific weekend and keep creating and bring me such JOY!!!! Love you!!!!

  2. Oh wow, peggy - both of those layouts are absolutely gorgeous! I can see why you won the prize for the first one! You are a great drawer, too, wow! Thanks for the inspo to use paint - I need to break mine out more!

  3. Congrats Peggy! You've won some amazing stuff! I was so excited to see you won at The Next Step! I tried to stop by last night and say "YAY" but my computer was being a stinker and kept booting me off! But I'm here now so I will give you a double "YAY YAY!!!" I felt certain you would win...that layout was incredible! You truly have incredible artistic talent. Love the one with you sleeping babes. You certainly achieved your goal of mixing soft with bold...LOVE IT!!!

    Thanks for the sweet comments about the Forward Progress blog. I'm a wee bit nervous. I'm not really a scrapping genius like the other team members, but I still feel like it will be a good fit given my desire to have that "Forward Progress". KWIM? I hope to see you there. I believe ellen mentioned submitting an open pub call for this month's prompt. I believe you would do a fantastic job with it. Give it a try...OK?

    Have yourself a wonderful weekend! Big, BIG HUGS!!!!

  4. Ik vind het heel erg verdiend dat je met die layout gewonnen hebt, want hij is echt prachtig !!

    En heel leuk dat je dochter ook nog verder wil scrappen. Ik kijk al uit naar een nieuwe layout van haar ook ;-))

  5. Peggy,

    Wat een prachtig werk op je blog!!!

    'Raad eens hoeveel ik van je hou' is één van mijn favoriete boeken! En jij hebt daar dus een ongelooflijk mooi werk van gemaakt!!!! Ooooh... en die foto...papa en baby samen in de zetel...hihi... wij hebben ook zo'n foto, zo herkenbaar!!!!

    Alvast proficiat met je prijs! Enne... ik kom zeker nog eens een bezoekje aan je blog brengen hoor!!

    Saskia :)

  6. Peggy this is awesome work!! Congrats for winning!!! That LO is WOW - absoloutely!!!

    Gorgeous! Thanks for you lovely lovely works over at 'Lets Get Shabby'!!


  7. Where do I start my dear...
    CONGRATS on you beautiful page.
    Thank you for the award you gave me, I have been super busy this past week with getting everything ready for my 2 1/2 year to start chiik this Monday, peanut allergy bracelets, labels for her shirts etc.... DT kit that had to be done and of course life. With all that I have not had time to blog or check out blogs so I am catching up right now since the girls are now sleeping and all is ready for tomorrow. I wish you a wonderful week and I am off to read the rest of your posts :)
    BIG BIG hugs, Maryangella

  8. Congrats on the winning, dearie!! The layouts are absolutely beautiful! I love the white paint job! So inspiring!

  9. girl, your pages are STUNNING!! super well deserved prize even though you draw it yourself (honestly that makes your page even more special)

  10. oh my just awesome Peggy - that you can paint & draw like that ! Congrats on the win ! most deserving !

  11. gorgeous LO's Peggy!! i love that hobby rope too, what a fantastic border!!

  12. Of course, you know how I feel about your first LO! (giggle...) and I love the second one too. Your style is really great. Keep churning them out! I love the inspo!

  13. I'm so glad you won with that layout Peggy because it was amazing!!! I wish I could draw like that!! I think I will plug away at The Secret book and finish it although I'm not entirely sure I buy into it!! haha

  14. Hai Peggy,
    Allereerst: dankjewel voor je reacties op Let's get Shabby!! Zo lief!
    Dan: gefeliciteerd met het winnen van The Next Step!! Het kon ook niet anders, want je layout is zooooo prachtig!! Echt een masterpiece!
    Je andere trouwens ook! Geweldige stijl!
    Vraagje: heb jij je prijs van OLW al ontvangen?? Ik heb nl ook iets gewonnen tijdens het 2-jarig feest en nog niets gekregen... Het is al wel een behoorlijk tijdje geleden, dus ik vroeg me af hoe het bij jou zit.
    Fijne zondag verder!

  15. WOW Peggy, wat een geweldig mooie blog-layout heb je!!!!!!!!!! SUPER!!!!Zo schattig!!
    Om nog even terug te komen op onze nog niet ontvangen prijs... Nee, ik heb nog niet eerder iets bij OLW gewonnen. Ik denk wel dat ik binnenkort even een mailtje ga sturen, heb nl nog 2 prijzen van ze tegoed...
    Ik hou je op de hoogte!