Thursday, December 20, 2012

Sketches In Thyme #97 & Giveaway!!!

Goooooooooooood morning everyone!!  It's time for me to share the newest Sketches In Thyme sketch with you, and if you stick around until the end of my post, there's a giveaway!  This one is a two pager and I took inspiration from the left side for my page about three little fishies...
 



Supplies: Echo Park Splash collection - Journaling, Fish, Mini Stripes, Sunshine; Tim Holtz Distress Inks - Walnut Stain, Scattered Straw; Ali Edwards Stamps - Kids Are Cool; Paper Smooches Stamps - Good Gab; Heidi Swapp Roller Date Stamp; Fiskars Twinkle Twinkle Punch; EK Success Swiss Cheese Edger Punch; Basic Grey Button; Twine; Just The Way You Are Font
 
How adorable is that? ;) If you can believe it, this photo is from 2008!  My girls were super excited to visit their Aunt Amy that day because she surprised them and their cousin Kasey with a pop-up pool in the backyard!  They all love to be in the water, so everyone was super happy about it and stayed in there pretty much all Summer long, lol...
 
So what do you think of the sketch?  If it inspires you to create something, we'd love to see it!  You have until the end of the month to link up your project inspired by any of this month's sketches over at the Sketches In Thyme blog, and if you do you'll be in the running for a great prize!  So what are you waiting for?  Go get creative! :)
 
Ohhhhh wait a minute, I did say something about a giveaway didn't I? ;) Ok, well if you have a few minutes to spare before getting those creative juices get flowing, I've got one for you!!  Today is my 35th birthday (yes, I am a woman and did say that out loud, LOL!) and I'd like to give YOU a chance to win a present!  Check out this assortment of goodies...
 
 
It includes the following items: Martha Stewart Heart And Flower Stamp Set, My Mind's Eye Mabel 6x6 Paper Pad, Making Memories Noteworthy Tara Glitter Stickers, American Crafts This To That Foam Tabs, K&Company Paper Ribbon, (2) Rolls American Crafts Ribbon, (2) Fantastix
 
How fun is that??  All you have to do to enter is leave me a comment letting me know what the best birthday present you ever received was (mine was my oldest daughter who was born 6 days before my birthday!), and your email address so that I can reach you if you're the winner.  Also please note this giveaway is only open to the USA because of shipping costs.  The giveaway will remain open until next YEAR, hahahaha! :) I'll choose the lucky person on the 3rd of January, 2013.  Good luck and thanks for stopping by!
 
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I'm entering this layout in the following challenges...
Paper Smooches Sparks - Cool Shades
Scrapbook Circle - Non-Holiday Layout

18 comments:

Barbara Greenberg said...

my favorite birthday gift was when my husband surprised me with a surprise party on my 30th b'day.
Barbara
meagain20002000@yahoo.com

Ashley said...

Happy birthday, April!!! LOVE your layout! My favorite birthday present was the present I received from my husband in 2012--a Nook and a surprise party with all of my friends! It was our last year in California, and it was the perfect gift. I hope your birthday is a great one!!!

ann said...

Happy Birthday April! My best birthday gift was my youngest son being born four days after my birthday. He was due on my birthday, but waited for his own day. Ann O. annmsann2001@yahoo.com

Doris said...

I guess my favorite birthday present is my wedding day. Yep, they are one and the same. Good, bad, it's the gift that keeps on giving!
mnmomma107@aol.com

Vicki said...

Happy Birthday April. My favorite birthday gift was the pair of ice skates I received when ten.

Vicki
vwilson577 at yahoo.com

Lindsay said...

I don't celebrate birthdays so I've never had a best bday present! But best present I ever got was my dad surprising me with my very own horse!

Lindsay
patchesvincent@hotmail.com

Susan Olson said...

Happy Birthday! I have never really had anyone do anything for my Birthday, but that's OK! I have 7 beautiful blessings in my life, from 3-19. That's all a woman needs!

Susansmith719@Hotmail.com

Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas! God Bless You.

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday April. Love the Giveaway. The MME 6x6 is one of the few pads I don't own. lol. Birthday memories for me are of some cakes. My aunt made me a Barbie cake once. A doll in the center of a standing up cake made to look like her gown. Also one year she made me a Panda Bear.
Thanks for chance to win.
finelyworking@aol.com

Suzy said...

Great layout, April! I love that Fancy Pants paper with that picture. My favorite birthday gift was number 25. A puppy from my love ;)

Tammy Jones said...

My daughter was born eight days before my birthday. So she's the best birthday gift. But my Dad bought me a beautiful turquoise necklace once for a birthday gift. That was special too. Happy birthday to you! Hope you had a great day.

luv2scrap said...

My favorite birthday gift was my new wedding from hubby! :-)

gotrell_mc_lellan@sbcglobal.net

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Hmmmm my fave birthday present -- I would have to say it was my 40th birthday (last year) -- hubby took me to Vegas to see the Michael Jackson Cirque Du Soliel show! It was amazing!!! I loveeeeeeeeee your lo! LOVING the colors and the photo!! :)

Ohhhhhhhh and I keep forgetting to give you a link to my flower tutorial :) http://thetuckerwolekclan.blogspot.com/2011/09/paper-flower-video-tutorial-with-me-and.html

JustYolie said...

Happy Birthday April!

The Paper Parade said...

Happy Birthday! I love this layout, those fish are absolutely adorable :) Great take on the PSS cool shades challenge!

simplybren said...

Great layout! I hope your birthday was extra special. One year my precious youngest daughter was in a kick of wrapping her favorite things and giving them as gifts (she was about 4). That year I received a penguin beanie baby from her and I knew that I was truly special to her.
May your Christmas be filled with joy.
Brenda

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a great LO!! I love that you used a photo from 2008--that gives me hope! I have things from 2006 that I need to scrap! LOL!

THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge--hope you will join in the fun again this week!!! Merry CHRISTmas!!!

Me-Ma Kim said...

Super cute layout, April!! My best birthday gift was my 40th from my sweetie who gave me a gift certificate to my CM Consultant!! Hope your birthday was as AWESOME as you!! Hugs and have a GREAT Day!!
Me-Ma Kim
kimnsammy@gmail.com

Wendy said...

Fun layout! That Echo Park collection is one of my all time faves!
My favorite birthday present had to be when my hubby replaced my gold chain that had been stolen. I think I cried for hours. I never take it off now. :)

Happy Birthday!