Monday, November 2, 2009

All About Me Blog Hop!

**Eek! I forgot to mention the dates of the Blog Hop!  The DT blog hop is from November 4 - November 6.  I'm extending it one more day and will draw a winner of the prize on Sunday, November 8th!**

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my blog!  I am so excited to have our first Design Team blog hop for All About Me.  Getting to know the DT is  a goal of this hop so I hope you have  enjoyed learning more about these talented ladies!  If you are just starting at my blog, make sure you head to the AAM blog to start at the beginning!

The theme for our hop is FREE to be ME!  Our goal at All About Me is to give you freedom to not only BE yourself but to also SCRAP about yourself!  Leave your legacy using your hobby and have FUN!  I love to journal but always get so board using a traditional journal so I resorted to doing layout journaling!  To use my creativity in conjunction with my therapy is amazing.

Our current challenge at All About Me is "I just can't live without...".  when I thought about what I wanted to do with this, I could think of some more serious topics like God, water, oxygen... but I wanted to have a little bit of fun!








 

 

I LOVE Starbucks coffee!!!  And if it ever went away, I'm sure I would be fine but that doesn't mean I won't hyperventilate just a little bit!

{Supplies:}
Lined and patterned paper - Scenic Route
Paper strips used for journaling - Core'dinations  (I used this paper through my dymo labeller and then sanded over the the raised letters.)
Heart pin - Fancy Pants
Flower - Making Memories
Pearls - Kaisercraft
Music paper, doily and marble - stash
Glitter chipboard letters - Bo Bunny??? I can't remember!

{Journaling reads:}
"What would I do without my Starbucks. Not only is the coffee yum but I love the way they see it."

I always love to read those little snippets on the back of my coffee cup!

Alright.. now onto the rest of this fun post!  As part of the Blog Hop, the DT has been asked to do a lil questionnaire.  Just an FYI.. you may need to know some of this stuff for a chance to get an extra entry into the November prize of the month on the main AAM blog!

1. My childhood ambition:  to be a teacher and a mommy (one of them came true! in the meantime I'll be joyful in being an auntie!)
2. My retreat:  my crafty area of course!
3. The perfect day:  Beautiful sunny weather, window open and a full day to scrap with no interuptions!
4. My first job was:  as a carhop at an old fashioned A&W Restaurant drive-thru
5. My wildest dream:  To own a house in Spain, Germany, Guatemala and Italy and be able to fly there whenever I want to!
6. If my life was a musical it would be called:  The Sound of Music and Craftiness
7. My proudest moment:  Living in a foreign country for an entire year and not completely losing it.
8. My favorite item of clothing:  Jeans!
9. I feel ready for the day when I:  Brush my teeth, get dressed and fit in some Jesus time.
10. I COULD live without:  Bad drivers!!  Seriously.. where did these people get their license from?

Now that you know me a bit better... perhaps you'd like to stick around?  Leave me a comment and become a follower to be eligible for a PRIZE!!  What can you win from my blog??? A $10 Gift Certificate from Two Peas in a Bucket!!!  Wooohooooo!!!!!!!!  Oh.. and it wouldn't hurt to participate in the current AAM challenge.  But you don't have to.


Are you ready for the next HOP spot???  I am SOOOOOO thrilled to be the one to refer to one of our Guest Designers, Iris Babao-Uy!  I just LOVE her work and I know you will too. 

Happy hopping!!!!!!





31 comments:

KellyG said...

Love that lo! Love the white journaling strips with white writing on them! Thanks for sharing!

Angela said...

I too LOVE starbucks. SO much so that it is my AAM message board log in name. lol. I love the white on white for the journaling. Very unique.

Clair said...

Love that I'm still getting to know you - and you're totally rocking the non-serious side of you with this layout. Love the details x

ZoiHoku said...

Great LO! Lovin' the blog hop. Can't wait until the questions are posted on Thursday! Oh, and I would totally put the Two Peas gift certificate to good use....I have a wishlist about 10 pages long!!! thanks

Miranda said...

Beautiful layout Melissa. I myself are not a coffee drinker and there is no Starbucks over here in the Netherlands...

Hayley G said...

Fabulous Layout! It would certainly be a crime for Starbucks to disappear. I can't even imagine!!

humel said...

I'm following! :-)

I too love the journaling strips - I could (just about) live without my Dymo, but I would sorely miss it! ;-)

Helen Croft said...

I feel so ashamed..I have hardly been to your blog before:( sorry. It look so pretty. Love your header. Cool LO. I like starbucks too,not the coffee,but the rest. see ya later!

KimR said...

Love your LO! I became a follower and I will be back!

Passing Fancies said...

Beautiful LO! I became a follower today. I can't say that I like Starbucks coffee but I like everything about their business. See you around,Carolyn.

Kim said...

Great layout, girl! I'm glad you did something fun for yours. :) I enjoyed learning more about you too! Thanks for everything :)

Kim said...

PS. I love reading "The way I see it" on the back of the cups too!

*Monica* said...

Hi Melissa! I have always admired your projects on Two Peas... awesome to see you have a blog! Thanks so much for hosting this prize =)

charli said...

Fun hop! love the surveys and the blogs!

Diana said...

I Love your LO, and I love Starbucks coffee.

MiamiKel said...

Just stunning, Melissa ..... I'm also addicted to S'bux! DId you see they have the holiday cups out now when you pick up your coffee! this is just terrific and you've done a beautiful job capturing that special "luxury" in your world! :) I'm drooling over your page - it's just fabulous. TFS!

Alisa said...

Beautiful blog and love the LO, new to AAM but loving the challenge and cant wait to get started. Cant wait to keep checking back for new posts.

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous layout. I can't live without Starbucks too! They currently have the Mint Mocha which I absolutely adore. I will be back!

Cathy Bautista said...

Love the little trinkets! I'm following you now! :)

Helen said...

Love starbuck's to Melissa... and love your l/o!

Tammy said...

I live in Seattle, home of Starbuck's. We seriously have them on just about every corner which feeds my addiction to white chocolate mocha's. Love the blog and learning more about you!

iris said...

haha coffee addict! Love your layout Melissa!

Terry Oulboub said...

Melissa, what a great way to learn tidbits about the DT - so you love Starbucks! :D I love the background paper, the small embellishments that speak so loudly; the colors that are so subtle yet stand out prettily. What can I say - a grand LO and I love it! I'm with you about bad drivers - get 'em off the road! LOL! Great LO and love the fun stuff! :)

Sandra said...

Well, I'm an official follower now! You already know I love your work and the work of the DT-girls at the AAM-blog! Keep going like this!
Sandra

JO SOWERBY said...

love ur LO.........i too adore starbucks especially now the christmas cups are in......not long now.
jo xxx

kimosabescraps said...

I always enjoy reading these lists... and I love the Starbucks red cups!!

YTET said...

Hi Melissa, I like your layout, love the way you did on the journaling strip using the dymo labeller

Tanya said...

Love your layout! I love the paper strips!!

Melisa said...

Great layout Melissa! I love the title letters, so sparkly.

Rbarakat said...

Great LO! Really fun, I've been checking out AAM - very cool site!Good luck over at SFTIO!

Hayley G said...

Melissa.. I left you something on my blog. Cuz you Rock! =)