Monday, June 11, 2012

Friends Furever Blog Hop

Good morning! Welcome to the "Furever Friends" blog hop :)

If you are coming from Kim - Me Ma Kim's Place you are in the right spot! If you are just stopping by my blog today, you'll want to go to Suzanne's blog Scrap With Suzy to start from the beginning.. or here is this hop order in case you get lost.
Suzanne - Scrap With Suzy
Sandi - Slightly Off Center {that's me!} 
Sue - The Scrappings Of Sue
Abby - Midwest Memories (our list mom)
You don't want to miss the "furry" projects we have for you, as well as chances to win some awesome blog candy!
There are 7 of us participating in the hop; we are a all online scrapbooking friends from the Yahoo group Scrappin N Chattin.  SnC is an email forum where we share our love for this hobby, as well as everyday life. Don't be intimidated by the amount of emails that come through our message boards - there are a lot of fun activities, challenges, and prizes - to jumpstart your creativity and keep your scrappin' goals.
I am overseeing the fun 52 week challenge this year.  We had 15 ladies sign up in December and pay $15 apiece.  Beginning the first week in January we started creating one layout per week and uploading it to the special folder I create each week.  Each page must contain at least one photo, a title, an embellishment and some kind of journaling (which can be as simple as just a name and date).  The layouts can be entered in other contests and can be any subject or topic you desire.  The whole idea is just to create on at least a weekly basis.  There are five passes available for use through the year because we all know that life happens at times.  If you use a pass you must create 2 pages the next week. This year I am offering a special prize to all ladies that go all year without using a pass.  At the end of the 52 weeks there will be a drawing for the winner who will then win the $225 to spend on scrapping goodies.  Sweet, huh?  To date there are still 10 of us in the running and 4 of us have not used any passes yer.  It is great fun and awesome motivation.  I would love to have you join us next year.

Fun right? You can visit our homepage HERE and join in if you'd like. We love meeting new people! We also love blog hopping and sharing inspiration we find around the web! For today's hop, we each created a "furry" project. I created a page about our loveable but not too bright basset hound, Prudence that we had when my boys were young.  Prudence never took well to being housebroken and after about 6 months when we were moving to a new home, Prudence got a new home too....out on the farm of some friends' parents.  I found this picture recently of her that I took in 1985 and wanted to do a page for each of my sons' childhood scrapbooks.

I am entering this layout in Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday challenge to use stitching.  I used faux stitching.

I love the sketches over at Creative Scrappers and used their sketch #211 by Nicole Nowosad for my layout:

And of course, it wouldn't be a blog hop without CANDY! ;)
If you become a follower and leave me a comment (or just leave me a comment if you are already a follower) you will get a chance at winning this Basic Grey Oliver Collection:
I will choose and announce a winner on Friday June 15th so make sure to check back with me to see if you have won.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today; hope you visit again soon. Your next stop on the hop is my good friend --



  1.'s been a while since I visited! LOVE this blog look!!

    1. Thanks friend Theresa helped me with a blog make-up a couple of months must stop in more often! Thanks for your kind words.

  2. Oh your dag sounds like my dog Buttons, she is such a loveable dog but spoiled rotten, we have had her for 8 years and she is still not completly house broken, she is stuborn like her owner. Love the layout and the layout. Your challenge sounds like so much fun and I would love to sign up for it next year. Thanks for the chance to win the paper pak. I am a new follower and would if you could pop over to my blog and say hi.

  3. I am a follower already!Cute page!

  4. Love this tribute to Prudence! Such a fun layout Sandi. Thanks for participating in the hop with me :)

  5. Great layout. Love the title and the border punches.

  6. Simply love the whole layout!

  7. Love this Sandi!!! That paper is perfect...

  8. What a cute layout and a very cute dog. A very nice memory for your boys. Ann O.

  9. look at those big floppy ears! and a great layout too!

  10. The 52 week chalenge sounds like fun!!

    Love your page about Prudence. Sorry to hear that she didn't want to be "potty trained". I had a llasa apso named "elmo" that thought his "toilet" was indoors. It is so frustrating!!!

  11. Aww Prudence looks so sweet. I always wanted a basset hound or a beagle until we found Amber :) Nice take on the CS sketch! I love that word paper!

  12. Prudence is so cute, I love bassets. Love your layout thanks for sharing.

  13. Beautiful dog and a beautiful layout to go with it. Lovely. Just became a follower and thank you for the opportunity to win.


  14. LOVE your layout Sandi! The faux stitching is awesome. (and I am already a follower.) I will miss designing with you at The Paper Variety.

  15. What a cute layout! I just love the puppy pic. Thanks for joining us over at Frosted Designs for the Fabulous Friday challenge!

  16. Such a cute colorful layout. Of course you know I love the embellies. The red and kraft paper look great together. Cute story. I always enjoy the story behind a layout. Thanks for the chance to win. :)

  17. Great layout! I love their sketches too, I need to play along more often, just don't seem to have the time these days! thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs this week!

  18. How sweet is your page! Love your take on the CS sketch.


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