Sunday, July 29, 2007

And The Winner Is.....

Bobbi-Jo Grunewald!!!!

Congrats Bobbi-Jo!

We loved her layout so much...everything from her journaling to her photo to her color scheme! We loved it! Not only was her layout inspiring, but her love for her crocs inspired me too! Bobbi-Jo's amazing journaling was what sealed the deal on my first pair of Crocs...after humming and hawing for many months I found a cute little pair of black mary jane style crocs that I love! Thanks! They really are so comfy! So Bobbi-Jo watch for an email with the details of your big picture prize!

We would also like to give a "SHOUT OUT" to the following ladies for their inspiring layouts...

Dana West
Chantel Mernickle
Niki Bexfield
Chantel Grismer
Lisa Kercher

There were so many great things about everyone's layouts that it was hard to pick as always. Thanks for playing along with us each month. Talia and I have so much fun not only deciding on a challenge each month, but discussing everything we love about your layouts! There is so much talent out thanks for sharing with us! And remember to check back next month....

We're going to be taking a break for a week since we'll be off on summer vacations...

but the next challenge is coming...and you're not gonna wanna miss what's in the Goodie Box...I wish I could share it with you right now cause it's something I'm absolutely loving right now!!!....

So check back!

Kim and Talia :)

Friday, July 27, 2007

3 Days Left!

Don't forget....

Sunday is the last day for submissions for the "Celebrate Summer" challenge! We have loved the layouts that have been submitted so far and are already wondering how we'll ever be able to pick one winner!

So don't miss out on this months Goodie Box!!!

One lucky winner will receive a $25 gift certificate to Big Picture Scrapbooking!!!

Don't miss out!

Kim and Talia :)

Monday, July 23, 2007

Monday Inspiration!!

Can you believe we're almost at the end of July??? It seems like the summer is flying by...but hopefully we've all been able to get out and enjoy the nice weather! And somewhere amongst the busy vacation preparations or daily adventures I hope you've had time to scrap!

Now for some Monday inspiration!!!

"Summertime Mini Album" by Talia Audenart

By using a Heidi Swapp box kit, Talia created this fun flip "Summer mini album!" I LOVE this idea and love how she even used the packaging that the supplies came in to hold the mini album! Notice how Talia used the mask to decorate the box lid!! Throughout the album Talia included flip open pages to add more pictures...either for your journaling or to add more of your favorite summer photos! I can't wait to make one of these for Ryker's first summer! Thanks for the inspiration Talia!

I am enjoying the goodie gallery!! The layouts look amazing as always...and have really inspired me this month whether it's been a technique that I've loved or ideas for pictures I want to guys have inspired me! If you haven't already check out the goodie gallery and make sure to leave a comment! There have been some really nice compliments given by other fellow submittee's...just click on the "comments" right under each post and you can leave a comment or view others comments! We want to hear what you think!

I hope everyone has some fun plans this week, and some time to scrap! Remember there is only one more week for check back next Monday when we announce this month's "Celebrate Summer" winner.

Kim :)

Monday, July 16, 2007

Something Yummy!

I know it's not really Monday morning...well technically it is, but I haven't been to sleep yet because I have a baby that is not enjoying the heat! At this moment he's not too sure what he thinks of this summer weather, but I have fans going and windows open so we should start to feel things cool down a bit. Where we live in Canada, our winters are so long that we really don't need air conditioning very most houses here don't have it. It's on days like this though that I always wonder why we live in one of the houses that doesn't have it?!? It's hot!

So to change things up a bit this week I thought I would share one of my favorite summer recipes...

These are my favorite to take to the park, or lake or whatever we might be doing...they're so quick and easy to family loves them and they're always a hit! So try them out and tell me what you think! I started a cookbook of favorite recipes that I have been given by friends and family. I bought a plastic photo album from walmart, made 4x6 recipe cards from my scrap paper, added a few little embellishments and now my recipes look cute and are protected as I'm cooking! It also makes a great Bridal Shower gift!

Just a reminder that the deadline for submissions for the "Celebrate Summer" challenge is Sunday, July 29th and we will announce the winner Monday, July 30th. You can email your submissions to, so get scrapping those summer memories! You won't want to miss out on this months prize! It's definitely worth it!

Thanks again to everyone for playing along with us each month! We are having so much fun here at The Goodie Box and have been so inspired by all of you. Everyone has been so creative!

Hope your summer is full of great memories!
Kim and Talia

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Sneak Peak!

As promised it's Monday....

and time for this months SNEAK PEAK!!!

One lucky winner will recieve a $25 gift certificate to Big Picture Scrapbooking!

They offer so many different classes and projects...and they're so great because you can do them on your own time! We have both taken classes at Big Picture and with small children it's great cause we can sit at home in our jammies while the kids are asleep and work away on the class! How great is that?!

For any of you that haven't heard yet...our very own Talia Audenart is teaching a class at Big Picture Scrapbooking and it should be up really soon. So watch your email, and if you haven't signed up yet....get to Big Picture and sign up so you don't miss out on her amazing class! I must admit that I am so excited and know how hard Tal has worked to make this class amazing for everyone! She's a great teacher and always makes the cutest projects...and don't you just love her layouts each month? I know I do!

Watch your inbox...cause her class is coming!

The Goodie Gallery is so awesome this month (and every month!). I love to look at all the layouts and have to tell you that I look at your layouts almost everyday and just LOVE them all! Wow!!! Don't forget that you can submit up to 2 layouts per challenge...and I know that everyone is taking a lot of summer keep scrapping those great moments!

As always send a picture of your layout to and don't forget to include your first and last name!

Check back next week for more summer inspiration!

Kim :)

Monday, July 2, 2007

Challenge #4: Celebrate Summer!

Can you believe it's July? And we're already onto our fourth challenge? And since yesterday was July 1st we celebrated Canada Day and I know July 4th is coming for all you I hope everyone is enjoying the celebrations! It might even be your inspiration for this months challenge ;) We want to thank everyone for playing along with us each month and just want to tell everyone how much we love seeing your layouts. It is so inspiring to look through the goodie gallery and see how creative everyone has been with each of the different challenges!

So here's your next challenge....

Challenge #4: Celebrate Summer!

We know how many pictures are taken in summer...and how many vacations we go on...the outdoor activities we participate in are why not celebrate the season? Maybe you have pictures from a couple of summers is your chance to create a layout to remember that summer past or present. So enjoy the nice weather (or not so we're having here!) keep that camera close and make sure to scrapbook a summer memory to share with all of us here at The Goodie Box!

Here are our layouts for this month's challenge:

"best friends" by Kim Loewen
I scrapbooked recent pictures of a trip to the park with my family! I wanted to remember how excited Ryker was when he saw Maddie (my sister's new puppy)! And I managed to use 5 pictures on a 9x9 layout...I hardly ever use more than one or two photos on a layout!

"Beachin" by Talia Audenart
Talia scrapbooked this adorable picture of her daughter and father-in-law from a vacation! I love how she stacked her title and notice she how she used the Heidi Swapp mask! So cute Tal!


When you finish your layout email us a picture to along with your first and last name so we can post it in The Goodie Gallery! Each participant can sumbit 2 layouts/ if you have 2 favorite summer layouts...submit both! We love seeing your work!

The deadline for the "Celebrate Summer" challenge will be Sunday, July 29th and we will announce the winner Monday, July 30th. That gives you 4 full weeks to get creating!

And don't forget to check back Monday when we reveal the sneak peak for this month's Goodie Box!!! We are so excited about it...we just can't wait to share what it is!

Kim and Talia :)

(p.s. it would also be a lot of fun to share a favorite memory from a summer in the comments section...or share your favorite summer activities! It will help with those days when you just don't know what to do...especially when you have kids!)