Monday, January 28, 2008

And The Winner Is.....

Nicole Eshelman!!!!!

Congrats Nicole on your beautiful layout! We loved it! Don't you just love the little birds on her layout? Or the way she created her title? We just loved everything about it!!! So send us your addy so we can get this fun goodie box out to you!

The layouts were amazing as always! It's so hard to pick just one winner when we loved what everyone created. There are some good resolutions recorded there...and don't think we won't be checking up on you...cause we will! hehe! Thanks to everyone for playing along with us.

We wanted to give a shout out to:

-Veronica Milan

-Julianne Cragg

-Karen Hach

-Dana West

_Bethany Engstrom

Great job ladies!!

And a huge thank you to The Urban Scrapbook for the donation! If you haven't had the chance to check out their store...check out their website for some great inspiration! Thanks again!

Next month we have a special surprise for everyone and will be doing things a little bit different. So check back next week.....

Kim and Talia :)

Monday, January 21, 2008

It's Monday!

We wanted to check up on everyone this week and see how their resolutions are going? I know that sometimes we choose to work on things that are maybe totally different for us or are completely out of our comfort zone...and I find that it helps to have someone that is checking up on you or there for support. So if you haven't checked out the goodie gallery you really should see all the fabulous things people are doing in their lives! And the pages are amazing!! Thanks everyone for sharing with us this month! Remember this is a new year...and you have a clean slate...just think of all the things you can do with it!

And time for a little inspiration....

"Organize Planner" By Kim Loewen

I needed a place where I could write down ideas and plans for each room in my house and keep little inspiration ideas from magazines. There's an envelope as a pocket on the front cover to keep any loose papers and then I also added 3 tabs for different sections...and it's small enough that I can carry it around with me. A great tool for my organization goal!


You have until Sunday, January 27th to submit your layouts! One winner will be announced next Monday!! And the prize is unbelievable this month! A huge thanks to The Urban Scrapbook!!!

Have a great week everyone!
Kim and Talia :)

Thursday, January 17, 2008


I know it's not Monday....

But we have stuff to share!!

"Resolution Ornament" By Talia Audenart

I love love love this ornament Talia made as a reminder for the resolution she made this year. She has this hanging in her home and whenever she looks at it she can remember to work on her goal. Fabulous Tal! I love it!!!

It's not always easy to make need to reflect on them and keep motivated and sometimes that's hard to do. By making something to put in your home, car, or at work (wherever it might be) it will help you accomplish whatever it is you are working on. You might even set aside a certain time each week or month to sit down and think about your progress....or maybe just by displaying the layout you created about your goal will be a helpful reminder. There are some fabulous layouts in the goodie gallery! Keep them coming!

Kim :)

Monday, January 14, 2008

Sneak Peak...

Wow! The layout submissions have been amazing!! What inspiring work...and great resolutions!!! There have been so many resolutions that I've thought to myself "I should do that..." maybe next year, right? Keep them coming cause you won't want to miss out on your chance to win this great prize from The Urban Scrapbook...

The winner will receive...

* one Pop Culture creative kit
* one hangman old flame
* one package of domino borderlines
* one package of home taglines
* one package of domino chip alpha
* Zoe Wood Shop Clear Stamps
* Jack and Abby Bloom chipboard album
* Clearly Urban acrylic 6x6 album
* 3 spools of ribbon

They were so generous this month in donating all these fabulous products!!! The Urban Scrapbook has a great site with lots of inspiration...check it out!

Remember that you only have until Sunday, January 27th to submit your layouts!


Later this week we'll have some more check back!

Kim :)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

just a note...

...the Girl's Night Out blog has been updated!

We are LOVING the layouts we have received so far for the "Resolutions" challenge. So totally inspiring.

Kim and Talia:)

Monday, January 7, 2008

Challenge #8: "Resolutions"

Happy New Year!!

It's that time again when we think about the things we want to accomplish in the year ahead...and whatever it might be, we thought it would be fun this month if we challenged you to challenge yourself! We want you to do a layout about the goals you've set for yourself and the things you want to accomplish. And if you're still having trouble deciding what it is exactly that you'd like to work on, ask yourself these questions...

"Is there something missing?"
"Is there something you've been putting off?"
"What do you want to change or do better at?"

You might set a big goal...but there's also always little things in our lives that we seem to only make a mental note and say "someday I want to change that..." Why wait for someday? This month we want to inspire you...encourage you...and be there as you make a fresh start in your life. So start today by deciding what it is you want to work on...and then create a layout about it!

And now for some inspiration....

" A New Day" By Talia Audenart
I love how Talia included an envelope on her layout where she shares her reason for making the resolution she made this year. And I love the colors she just seems to set the mood for her goal!

"Clean Up & Organize" By Kim Loewen
I created a mini album on my layout with before pictures and words that remind me of what I want to accomplish. I also left some spots to add after pictures! It attaches to my layout by sliding through one of the pattern paper strips.

Remember to email us at and attach a copy of your layout so we can post it in the Goodie Gallery!

And check back next week for the sneak peak of this months Goodie Box!!! The Urban Scrapbook has donated an amazing prize package filled with fun stuff!!! You won't want to miss out!

Kim and Talia :)

P.S.  I realized that I forgot to tell you when your deadline would be for submissions!  Oops!  You have until Sunday, January 27th to submit your layouts.  And then On Monday, Janauary 28th we'll announce a winner!!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

a BIG announcement!

Check it out here!!!


(and come back on Monday for January's challenge!!)