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Sketchy Thursday

For today's edition of "Sketchy Thursday" I asked some of our design team members to create a project based on this fabulous sketch by Valerie Salmon.   


Design team member Lisa Kisch created this heartfelt layout by flipping the sketch counterclockwise so that her half circle appears on the right side of her layout.  Here's what Lisa had to say ... ""I was inspired by the half moon shape in the sketch, and I loved the idea of using a blow up photo, plus a smaller accent photo. I wanted to use both patterns in the Twitterpated Delight paper, so first I cut a large half-circle shape on one side, then cut it off and flipped it over to place both patterns side by side. The flower accent on the bottom left was created by layering a Paper Flower and Metal Brad over one of the Chips. I love the texture it adds!"


Pebbles supplies used:
Twitterpated Delight (751001)
Twitterpated Sweet (751002)
Twitterpated Word Stickers (732002)
Twitterpated Metal Brads (744218)
Twitterpated Paper Flowers (741000)
Twitterpated Chips (744112)
Twitterpated Journaling Stickers (732003)
Chirpy ABC Stickers (732009)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)

Thickers (American Crafts)
Floss (Bazzill Basics)
Circle Cutter (Creative Memories)

Design team member Deena Wuest created this absolutely adorable layout using lots of goodies from both our Twitterpated and Tree House collections.  Here's what Deena had to say ... "I love sketches. They cure that initial "Oh, dear - look at this blank white page" syndrome. They initiate the creative process then magically inspire to branch off and create something uniquely yours. I loved the unexpected circle element on the sketch but adapted it to create a free-flowing row of flowers to fit my layout. Positioning the green patterned paper vertically instead of horizontally instantly creates "stems" for the bed of flowers."



Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House Club (751026)
Tree House Adventure (751032)
Twitterpated Chips (744112)
Tree House Paper Flowers (741002)
Chirpy ABC Stickers (7322009)
Charming Glitter ABC Stickers (732000)

Other supplies used:
Die Cut (Sizzix)


Design team member Ria Mojica really made the sketch her own on this fun layout.  Here's what Ria had to say ... "I love how the Twitterpated collection is girly but not too much that I can't include my son in the photos because of the brown.   Because I used two 4x6 photos instead of the recommended 5x7 (or two 3.5 x 5 photos), I decided to let go of the circle shape in the bottom of the page in favor of a large rectangular block.  Instead of a 3rd circular photo, I used the space for the title.  I love love love the candy dots - they're the easiest to use to add accents and look so yummy I actually want to eat them up!  I doodled the scallops on the brown cardstock to lighten up the brown and make the whole layout look more fun."



Pebbles supplies used:
Twitterpated Delight (751001)
Twitterpated Crush (751003)
Twitterpated Giddy (751005)
Twitterpated Charm (751008)
Twitterpated Cute (751009)
Twitterpated Smitten (751011)

Twitterpated Journal Stickers (732003)
Twitterpated Pebbles Chips (744112)
Green Glitter Candy Dots (744215)
Charming ABC Glitter Stickers (732000)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Punches (EK Success, Fiskars)
Die Cut Machine (Making Memories)
Pens (American Crafts)

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Dear Pebbles

Welcome to another "Dear Pebbles" post here on the Pebbles blog.  Today we are featuring cards created by some of our design team members using their favorite Pebbles products.

First up is design team member Melinda Spinks.  I have to admit I think I squealed out loud a bit when I saw these cute pop up cards sitting in my email inbox.  Are they not cute or what?  Here's what Melinda had to say ... "I decided to have a play with a 'pop-up' technique after watching my son read one of his  books and take great delight in lifting each page to reveal a wonderful 'pop-up' surprise! So it got me thinking ...  how cool would it be to have a nice surprise waiting for the recipient when they opened their card.  The Twitterpated collection has such a gorgeous colour palette and so many different papers that I had no trouble at all mixing and matching to make these two simple yet elegant cards ...  and not to mention that extra 'reveal' on the inside."









"I Love You" Pop Up Card -
 

Pebbles Supplies used:
Twitterpated Love You (751007)
Twitterpated Sweetheart (751010)
Twitterpated 3x3 Cards (751000)
Twitterpated Chips (744112)
Twitterpated Stackers (740000)
Charming ABC Glitter Stickers (732000)
Baby Pink Glitter Candy Dots (744213)
 

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)



"Just Because" Pop Up Card -

Pebbles Supplies used:
Twitterpated Admire (751006)
Twitterpated Sweetheart (751010)
Twitterpated 3x3 Cards (751000)
Twitterpated Love You Duplicate Rub Ons (760238)
Twitterpated Chips (744112)
Twitterpated Green Candy Dots (744215)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)





Design team member Sarah Webb created this sweet card using the Twitterpated collection.  Here's what Sarah had to say ... "It was too hard to decide which yellow patterned paper to use from this collection, so I randomly picked three for this card.  Such a great yellow!"


Pebbles Inc Supplies:
Twitterpated Admire (751006)
Twitterpated Love You (751007)
Twitterpated Sweet (751002)
Twitterpated Paper Flowers (741000)
Twitterpated Metal Brads (744218)
Chocolate Brown Ribbon (744027)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Punches (Martha Stewart; Fiskars)
Ink (Ranger)


Design team member Anna Sigga created this fun tri-fold card also using our Twitterpated collection.  Here's what Anna had to say ... "I used the yummy Twitterpated collection to make this super girly tri-fold card.  I love how bright and cheerful this collection is. The Glitter Candy Dots are my current absolutely favorite Pebbles product and I just had to use them on this card."



Pebbles supplies used:
Twitterpated Admire (751006)
Twitterpated Crush (751003)
Twitterpated Journal Stickers (732003)
Twitterpated Paper Flowers (741000)
Twitterpated Epoxy Brads (744217)

Baby Pink Glitter Candy Dots (744213)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock
Ink (Ranger)
Punches (Martha Stewart; EK Success)

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How To Tuesday

For today's "How To Tuesday" post design team member Natalie Dever shows us how to create a super cute gift box.  Here are Natalie's step by step instructions ...

First, cut your patterned paper to 8 1/2 x 11.



Then position your paper lengthwise and score at 2, 5, 7 and 10 inches.




Next turn your paper and score at 2 inches.  Cut the score lines at 2, 5, 7 and 10 inches up to the 2 inch score mark, and cut off smallest piece (this will be the bottom of your bag).


Use a bone folder or scor-pal tool and crease all score lines.  Apply adhesive to small side flap, and adhere together.





Tuck in bottom flaps and adhere closed.



Decorate as desired.



Pebbles supplies used:
Twitterpated 3x3 Cards (751000)
Twitterpated Charm (751008)
Twitterpated Spark (751004)
Twitterpated Sweet (751002)
Twitterpated Crush (751003)
Twitterpated Smitten (751011)
Twitterpated Sweetheart (751010
Twitterpated Chips (744112)
Twitterpated Paper Flowers (741000)
Charming ABC Stickers (732001)
Baby Pink Glitter Candy Dots (744213)

Other supplies used:

Punches (Marvy Uchida, EK Success)
Scor-Pal

What a great tutorial Natalie!  Now how would you like to win some of the goodies that Natalie used on her project?  We want to hear one of your unique scrapbooking tips using Pebbles products. Post your tip in a comment below.  One lucky winner will be chosen at random to win a Twitterpated prize pack.  Submit your comments by Thursday at midnight (EST).  I'll announce the winner Friday morning.  Good luck!

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Mix & Match Monday

Happy Monday everyone!  Today's post is all about mixing and matching as some of our talented design team members show you how well all of our Pebbles collections work together.

First up is design team member Zoe Nemburt combines the Tree House and Twitterpated collection "perfectly" on her sweet layout.  Here's what Zoe had to say ... "I Love both the Twitterpated and Tree House collections, I had so much fun mixing them up for today's project.  I used lots of yellows and browns from Twitterpated and mixed them with the greens and reds from the Tree House collection - I love how they match together."


Pebbles supplies used:
Twitterpated Charm (751008)
Twitterpated Sweetheart (751010)
Twitterpated 3x3 Cards (751000)
Twitterpated Word Stickers (732002)
Twitterpated Epoxy Brads (744217)
Twitterpated Chips (744112)
Tree House Merriment (751028)
Tree House Adventure (751032)
Tree House View (751027)
Tree House Melody (751030)
Tree House Word Stickers (732010)
Tree House Journaling Stickers (732011)
Tree House Epoxy Brads (744231)
Tree House Chips (744114)
Red Glitter Candy Dots (744228)

Green Glitter Candy Dots (744215)
Red Ribbon (744029)
 

Other supplies used:
Thickers (American Crafts)


Design team member Kryssi Ng created this adorable door hanger for her daughter's room using both the Tree House and Twitterpated collections.  Here's what Kryssi had to say ... "I find that toddlers tend to follow picture cues better than verbal instructions. I needed a way to communicate to my 4 year old to keep quiet while her little sister is napping. Shushing and coaxing her out of the room did not work because our hush hush battle would wake the baby up. With a door sign, she will know it's quiet time, hopefully without me saying a word!"


Pebbles supplies used
Twitterpated Cute (751009)
Twitterpated Crush (751003)
Tree House Laughter (751025)
Tree House Bliss (751033)
Tree House Chips (744114)
Baby Pink Glitter Candy Dots (744205)

Other supplies used:

Thickers (American Crafts)
Ink (Ranger)


Last but certainly not least design team member Suzanne Sergi created this perfectly sweet card using the Twitterpated and Tree House collections.  Here's what Suzanne had to say ... "Tree House meets Twitterpated, and it is a perfect combination! One of the things I love about Pebbles products is that their color palettes are an exact match. I know I have mentioned it before, but it does make it so easy to create projects! The yellows and greens in both of these collections were exact. It was so easy to mix paper and embellishments within the collections. It really helped me to create this fun and vibrant card! This card was created in less than 30 minutes! Thanks to the 3x3 cards with an assortment of sentiments to choose from! Okay, let us not forget Pebbles ribbon! Have you used it? I was so happy to see a replenishment of these beautiful trims in our designer box! Love, love their ribbon!"


Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House Laughter (751025)
Tree House Club (751026)

Tree House Metal Brads (744232)
Tree House Chips (744114)
Twiiterpated Giddy (751005)
Twitterpated 3x3 Cards (751000)
Twitterpated Journaling Stickers (732003)

Red Ribbon (744029)


Other supplies used:

Cardstock (American Crafts)
String

And now it's time to announce our winner for last week's giveaway.  Thank you to everyone who left comments - I had so much fun reading them!  The lucky winner is ...






Congratulations Michelle!  Please email your full name and mailing information to pebblesincdt(at)gmail(dot)com and put "Paper Flowers Winner" in the subject line.  We'll have another giveaway tomorrow (yep - TOMORROW!) so be sure to stop by for your daily dose of inspiration and see what Pebbles goodies are up for grabs!

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Free For All Friday

Hey everyone!  We are wrapping up the week with a few "free for all" projects from some of our design team members.  And don't forget to enter our giveaway for some of our adorable paper flowers here.  Enjoy your weekend!

Design team member Christa Paustenbaugh shows just how versatile our Tree House collection can be with this winter themed layout.  Here's what Christa had to say ... "I know the Tree House collection is thought of by a lot of scrappers as a more spring and summer line, but I thought it worked great for these winter photos as well!  With the white background the bold colors make the photos pop!"


Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House Laughter (751025)
Tree House Club (751026)
Tree House Merriment (751028)
Tree House Sunset  (751029)
Tree House Neighbors (751031)
Tree House Adventure (751032)
Tree House Fun (751035)
White Glitter Candy Dots (744222)
Chirpy Glitter ABC Stickers (732008)


Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Stamps (Studio Calico)
Twine (Studio Calico)

Design team member Eva Pizarro created this eye catching layout using our Tree House collection as well.  Here's what Eva had to say ... "When I began this layout I had no idea of what I was going to use in the bottom part of my layout. The Pebbles Chips were perfect! I love the dimension and the subtle glitter they add to the layout."


Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House Sunset (751029)
Tree House Melody (751030)
Tree House Merriment (751028)
Tree House Pebbles Chips (744114)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)

Thickers (American Crafts)

And finally design team member Stephanie Baxter created this beautiful nature themed layout.  Here's what Stephanie had to say ... "I took this photo of this little baby deer in a beautiful park near where I live and as soon as I printed it out I knew I wanted to use the Tree House collection ... the colours and patterns are just perfect for it! I love the decorative strips on the bottom of the patterned papers so I kept the one on the background paper and just trimmed a bit off the top to make it 12x12. I used another one from a different sheet below my photo ... I just couldn't resist those owls ... they're so cute!"


Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House Merriment (751028)
Tree House Sunset (751029)
Tree House Adventure (751032)
Tree House View (751027)
Tree House Fun (751035)
Tree House Chips (744114)
White Classic Candy Dots (744202)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)

Adhesive (American Crafts)

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Product Parade: Paper Flowers plus a GIVEAWAY!

Hey everyone!  Today we are focusing on one of the prettiest additions to our Pebbles line of products ... paper flowers!  Add a fun layer of dimension to all your paper crafting projects with Pebbles unique flower shapes.  Paper flowers debuted with the Twitterpated and Tree House collections, and both New Arrival Girl and Boy each have there own set as well.  There are 20 unique paper flowers and leaves in each pack.


Design team member Wendy Sue Anderson used several clusters of paper flowers to adorn this totally sweet message board she created using the Tree House collection.  Here's what Wendy Sue had to say ... "I am a sucker for school supplies and find myself buying way more than my kids could ever use.  This little white board was meant to be used in a locker (it's magnetic), but I thought it would be fun to embellish to keep on my fridge or the metal door that leads out to our garage - just a cute little place for lists or notes or whatever."


Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House Paper Flowers (741002)
Tree House Metal Brads (744232)
Tree House Epoxy brads (744231)
Tree House Merriment (751028)
Tree House Bliss (751033)
Tree House Neighbors (751031)
May Bouquet Just Because Rub Ons (760240)

Other supplies used:
White Board
Dry Erase Marker
Magnet strips
Glue Dots
Scallop Border Punch


Design team member Jennifer Yates shows her layout has flower power by adorning it with lots of paper flowers from the Tree House collection.  Here's what Jennifer had to say ... "I took these photos of my daughter this summer when she turned 3. I wanted to do a layout describing who she is right now.  I used the Tree House collection for this creation and loved how the colors worked so well with my photos.  I had fun using the Tree House Paper Flowers and Red Spool Ribbon to play off her favorite red rain boots!"


Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House Club (751026)
Tree House Bliss  (751033)
Tree House Merriment (751028)
Tree House Guess Who Duplicate Stickers (761005)
Tree House Paper Flowers (741002)
Red Glitter Candy Dots (744228)
Chirpy ABC Stickers (44030)


Other supplies used:

Cardstock (American Crafts)
Punches (Martha Stewart; EK Success)
Thickers (American Crafts)
Adhesive (American Crafts This to That)


Design team member Savitri Wilder created this beautiful and poignant layout using paper flowers from the Twitterpated collection.  Here's what Savitri had to say ... "It's great that I have two little girls to scrap about because then I can use bright pretty colors, ribbons, and flowers. Pebbles embellishments are wonderful and I especially love the flowers because I can either spread them around the page or layer them and create a pretty arrangement on one corner of a page."


Pebbles supplies used:
Twitterpated Delight (751001)
Twitterpated Sweet (751002)
Twitterpated Spark (751004)
Twitterpated Journaling Stickers (732003)
Twitterpated Epoxy Brads (744217)
Twitterpated Paper Flowers (741000)
Twitterpated Green Candy Dots (744215)
Twitterpated Stackers (740000)
Charming Glitter ABC Stickers (732000)
Charming ABC Stickers (732001)
White Glitter Candy Dots(744222)
Chocolate Brown Ribbon (744026)

Other supplies used:

Cardstock (American Crafts)
Mist (Tattered Angels)
Paint (Ranger)
Punch (Martha Stewart)
Staples

And now for the GIVEAWAY!  Leave a comment below telling us some creative ways you would use Pebbles' paper flowers in your crafting projects. One lucky winner will be chosen at random to win a pack of Paper Flowers from our New Arrival Girl, New Arrival Boy, Twitterpated and Tree House lines!  Submit your comments by Sunday at midnight (EST).  I'll announce the winner Monday morning. Good luck!

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Whip It Up Wednesday

For today's post I challenged some of our design team members to "whip up" a project using Pebbles products in 30 minutes or less.  Check out these fabulous projects that can be created in no time at all!

Design team member Kristen Swain put together this adorable layout in 30 minutes flat (she even included a time table to help keep you on track and your layout moving along).  Here's what Kristen had to say ... "When in a time crunch, it helps to have your photos printed and trimmed to the size you want to use. Use bold patterned papers to cut out and make a large border on your layout.  My biggest and best tip? KISS - Keep It Simple Sister!"

1. Take 10 minutes and cut out flowers and leaves from paper.
2. Take 5 minutes to use word program to print out journaling and title.
3. Take 5 minutes to trim papers.
4. Take 10 minutes to adhere papers, photos, and cutouts on layout.

Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House Laughter (751025)
Tree House Melody (751030)
Tree House Fun (751035)
Tree House Trunk (751034)
Tree House Chips (744114)


Design team member Guiseppa Gubler created this super cute hanging gift bag.  Here's what Guiseppa had to say ... "The thing I love about Pebbles collections is that they come with beautiful papers and
the perfect embellishments to match.  This makes it so easy to put together a project in 30 minutes or less.  I love creating homemade gifts and this gift box will be perfect to put goodies in for a special friend."


Pebbles supplies used:
Twitterpated Delight (751001)
Twitterpated Charm (751008)
Twitterpated 3x3 Cards (751000)
Twitterpated Paper Flowers (741000)
Twitterpated Epoxy Brads (744217)
Raspberry Ribbon (44030)

Other supplies used:

Pop Dots (All Night Media)

Design team member Mimi Leinbach created this sweet layout in no time at all.  Here's what Mimi had to say ... "This layout came together so quickly. I used two pieces of patterned paper and simply color blocked the background. I added one photo and embellished with the coordinating products ... so quick and easy. After all it is the photo we want to stand out. Here the blue background of the water looks so fun and summery with the Twitterpated collection. I tend to spend a lot longer than 30 minutes to do most layouts so this was pretty freeing to be able to keep it quick and simple and I still love the layout."


Pebbles supplies used:
Twitterpated Sweetheart (751010)
Twitterpated Pattern Paper Admire (751006)
Twitterpated Chips (744112)
Twitterpated Paper Flowers (741000)
Spring Green Classic Candy Dots Spring (744208)
Sun Yellow Classic Candy Dots (744207)
Raspberry Classic Candy Dots (744204)

Other supplies used:

Cardstock (American Crafts)
Alphabet (American Crafts)

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How To Tuesday

For today's edition of "How To Tuesday" design team member Kim Kesti demonstrates a super cute and creative ribbon technique.  Here's what Kim had to say ... "I’ve seen a lot of pretty ribbons and embellishments lately that have a pleated look. It made me wonder how easy (or difficult) it might be to make my own.  With a little monkey business, I think I figured it out."  And here are Kim's step by step instructions ...

First, gather your supplies.  I’m using some of the wonderful Pebbles Raspberry ribbon, flower brads, and double sided tape. 


I first trimmed my cardstock to 8.5 X 5. 5” and folded it in half for a card base.  I added two rows of double sided tape across the whole length of my card. (I did try to use tape runner at first. Don’t. Trust me on this one).


If your tape has a backing, peel that off and begin to place your ribbon down. Pull up a little tab every ¾” or so. I spaced my tabs out so five fit across my card. The sturdiness of the double sided tape allowed me to lift my ribbon and gently reposition it until all the tabs were even.



Here’s a side view that shows the tabs a little more clearly.


I continued on with my second row of ribbon; polka dots this time.


Once all the ribbon was adhered, I grabbed my piercer and piercing mat. I finger pressed the ribbon down until I had an even pleat, pierced a hole right in the center and added a brad to hold down the pleat.  I wouldn’t recommend trying to insert the brad unless you have a hole pierced. Again, trust me on this one. Hee, hee.


Continue on until both rows of ribbon are pleated. I used a plain white brad on the top row and thise cute flower brads on the bottom row.


To finish my card, I simply added a strip of patterned paper; I felt like the words on the paper were enough of a sentiment.


What do you think? I hope you try this at home – leave us a link if you do! We’d love to see what you come up with. 

Pebbles supplies used:
Twitterpated Admire (751006)
Twitterpated Metal Brads (744218)
Raspberry Ribbon (744030)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Brads

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Mix & Match Monday

Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a great weekend.  Today on the Pebbles blog we'll be mixing and matching some Pebbles products to show you just how well our collections can be used with one another.

First up I (Lynn Ghahary) created this layout using patterned papers from both the Twitterpated and Tree House collections.  The yellows and greens in both of these collections are an exact match so it makes mixing and matching so easy.  These photos of my son Darian when he was little were just begging to be scrapped!  I can't even begin to tell you how many photos of him I have with this exact expression - for the longest time this is what he would do every time I pulled out the camera.  What a stinker ... but oh so cute!  LOL



Pebbles supplies used:
Twitterpated Sweet (751002)
Twitterpated Cute (751009)
Tree House Club (751026)
Tree House Neighbors (751032)
Tree House Fun (751035)
Tree House Word Stickers (732010)
Tree House Journaling Stickers (732011)
Tree House Rub Ons (735002)
Tree House Chips (744114)
Tree House Epoxy Brads (744231)
Chirpy ABC Stickers (732009)


Other supplies used:
Punches (EK Success; Stampin' Up!)
Die Cut Machine (Cricut Expression by Provocraft)
Cartridge (Create A Critter by Provocraft)
Dimensional Adhesive (American Crafts)

Design team member Ginger Williams created this sweet "thank you" card using both the Twitterpated and Tree House collections as well.  Here's what Ginger had to say about her project ... "I'm a firm believer that you can never have enough cute "Thank You" cards on hand! "Thank You" cards are always appreciated and handmade ones even more so! I love how the Pebbles papers in the Tree House and Twitterpated collections include these awesome sentiment cut-outs that make creating your own cards so fun and easy! I used one here from the Tree House collection, paired it with papers and embellishment from both Twitterpated and Tree House collections, and made a fun and easy card that will be perfect for giving away the next time I need to say "Thank You!"


Pebbles supplies used:
Twitterpated Admire (751006)
Twitterpated Smitten (751011)
Twitterpated Chips (744112)
Twitterpated Epoxy Brads (744217)

Tree House Trunk (751034)
Tree House 3x3 Cards (751024)
Tree House Adventure (751032)
Tree House Borders Rub Ons (760245)
Pink Glitter Candy Dots (744212)
Green Glitter Candy Dots (744215)

Other supplies used: 

Alphabet (American Crafts)

I also wanted to take this opportunity to share design team member Zoe Nemburt's "all about me" project from last week.  Zoe's box of goodies was delayed reaching her craft room so we weren't able to post her layout with her introduction, but this gorgeous layout deserves some time in the spotlight so I am sharing it here on the blog today.  Here's what Zoe had to say about her project ... "Over the last year I have lost 30lbs.  I have worked pretty hard for this achievement.  Before I never liked to scrap about myself but now I do a lot more.  I believe it's important for our children and grandchildren to know about us and our lives.  We all seem to hide behind the lens a lot but we are special in our own way."


Pebbles supplies used:


Tree House Laughter (751025)
Tree House Trunk (751034)
Tree House Merriment (751028)
Tree House Bliss (751033)
Tree House Sunset (751029)
Tree House Melody (751030)
Tree House Word Stickers (732010)
Tree House Journaling Stickers (732011)
Tree House Chips (744114)
Charming ABC Stickers 732001
 

Other supplies used:
Alphabet (American Crafts)

And now let me say a big "Thank You" to everyone who left a comment for last week's giveaway.  The lucky winner is ...



Congratulations Ashly!  Please email your full name and mailing information to pebblesincdt(at)gmail(dot)com and put "Share & Tell Winner" in the subject line.  We'll have another giveaway this week (hint: you won't want to miss Thursday's post! wink wink) so be sure to stop by for your daily dose of inspiration and see what Pebbles goodies are up for grabs!

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Meet the Team: Melinda Spinks and Eva Pizarro plus a GIVEAWAY!



Melinda Spinks lives on a farm in North East Victoria, Australia with her husband and two children.  She is a farmer's wife first and foremost and creates when her children are in bed and her husband is asleep after a hard day of work on the farm.  Melinda began scrapbooking in 2009 and hasn't looked back since.  Melinda describes her scrapbooking style as "whimsical" and some of her favorite technqiues include paper piecing, quilling, rolling, and doodling among others.   We are thrilled to welcome Melinda to our team this year.

Describe yourself in 3 words … difficult question (that's two words LOL!) - happy, passionate, creative

My guilty pleasure is … time to myself! As much as I live for my family, I seriously love to have a few small moments all to myself, to rejuvenate and rest, even if it's just long enough to read a magazine and have a full can of diet coke to myself!

You’ll never find me without … my camera! You just never know when you are going to be faced with the perfect photo ...  a moment in time that you don't want to forget, espcially as our children seem to be growing so fast!

Growing up I … never had a care in the world. I had a simple, honest, and happy childhood with a large family in the country and it was the perfect start to my life! (Thanks Mum and Dad)

You might be surprised to know that I … learned the piano for 17 years and can't play a single note without a piece of music in front of me!

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be … home on the farm! I know there are so many gorgeous, exotic and romantic places dotted around the world but I'm happiest at home!

My least favorite chore is … ironing - I don't do it! If an item of clothing doesn't pass the scrunch test in the shop, it doesn't get to come home with me!

If I had one wish it would be … a never ending glue runner! Oh, and world peace! :)

Here's what Melinda has to say about her project ... "When Lynn first asked us to create a layout about ourselves I panicked and thought "no way - I don't even like having my photo taken."  However, as this was my first assignment I didn't think it was a good idea to stomp my feet, hold my breath, and refuse the task. Although I haven't journaled about myself on the layout, I have interpreted a bit of my personality into the design and the colour scheme. A little bit simple, a little bit fussy, a helping of bright and cheerful and a hint of something a bit more in depth."



Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House Trunk (751034)
Tree House Adventure (751032)
Tree House Merriment (751028)
Tree House Paper Flowers (741002)
Tree House Epoxy Brads (74423)
Tree House Metal Brads (744232)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Adhesive (American Crafts)
Pen (American Crafts)
Embroidery Thread



Eva Pizarro has been living in Italy for the past 6 years with her husband although she is originally from Chile.  She discovered scrapbooking 2 years ago thanks to a friend and immediately fell in love.  Eva is drawn to bright colors when she scrapbooks and states that her journaling is the most important part of her layouts.  Scrapbooking has provided Eva the perfect way to to express her inner feelings and emotions all while getting in touch with her creative side.  We are so happy to have Eva as part of our team this term.

Describe yourself in 3 words . . . sensitive, curious, creative

My guilty pleasure is
. . . good italian food. When I arrived to Italy I gained almost 10 pounds! I ate lots of pasta, gelato and pizza ... yummy!

You’ll never find me without . . . my MAC. Love it!

Growing up I . . .  had lots pets: 2 birds, 2 rabbits, 1 dog, 1 fish, 1 hamster, 1 rooster and lots of chickens and chicks.

You might be surprised to know that I . . . am a natural blonde ... just kidding! :D

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be . . . in a place near the beach, with good food, mild weather all year long and lots of scrapbook stores.  If any of you knows this place please let me know!

My least favorite chore is … ironing.  I love to do it but not as much as cleaning the toilet! LOL!

If I had one wish it would be . .  to have a large family.

Here's what Eva had to say about her project ... "I like to do layouts about myself, record the things I do in a certain period of my life, my fears, joys and emotions.  For this layout I decided to list some of my favorite things, nothing very deep, just the simple things.  The Twitterpated collection was perfect for mylayout, I love the color palette and all the gorgeous flowers designs."


Pebbles supplies used:
Twitterpated Giddy (751005)
Twitterpated Admire (751006)
Twitterpated Smitten (751011)
Twitterpated Delight (751001)
Tree House Merriment (751028)
Tree House Sunset (751029)
Twitterpated Paper Flowers (741000)
Twitterpated Pebbles Chips (744112)
Brown Glitter Candy Dots (744227)
Chirpy Cardstock ABC Stickers (7322009)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock
Stamps (American Crafts)
Thickers (American Crafts)


Our new design team introductions are over.  Have you enjoyed getting to know them? Leave a comment below telling us how you've been inspired by the "all about me" layouts they've shared the last few weeks.  One lucky winner will be chosen at random to win one of our new Share & Tell Albums, journaling cards, and extra set of page protectors!  Submit your comments by Sunday at midnight (EST).  I'll announce the winner Monday morning.  Good luck!

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Meet the Team: Lady Grace Belarmino and Zoe Nemburt


Lady Grace Belarmino lives in the Philippines with her husband and their one year old daughter.  Lady Grace, or LG as her friends call her, started scrapbooking in 2008 following the birth of her daughter.  With a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts and Major in Advertising Design, LG decided that scrapbooking was the perfect way to preserve her most precious family memories all while expressing her creative side.  While LG states that her style varies from one layout to the next, some of her favorite techniques include hand cutting, distressing, and lots of layering.  We are so happy to have LG join our team this year. 

Here's what LG has to say about her project ... "I am a new mother and I started scrapbooking a few months after my daughter, Hannah, was born. According to my spouse, the most common thing you will find in my pages are my daughter's photos. Since then, he encouraged me to scrap myself from time to time. This page is about some quick facts about myself. I enjoyed using the journaling stickers and used them to include information about my personality, my birth date, and some of my favorites."


Pebbles supplies used:
Twitterpated Crush (751003)
Twitterpated Smitten (751011)
Twitterpated Cute (751009)
Twitterpated Journaling Stickers (732003)
Twitterpated Epoxy Brads (744217)
Twitterpated Paper Flowers (741000)
Twitterpated Chips (744112)
Charming ABC Stickers Glitter Pink (732000)
Raspberry Ribbon (744030)
White Classic Candy Dots (744202)

Other supplies used:
Alphabet (Jenni Bowlin)
Border Punch (EK Success)
Adhesive (American Crafts)
Liquid Pearls (Ranger)
Butterfly (Adobe Photoshop)
Twine


Zoe Nemburt lives in Nova Scotia, Canada with her husband and their three children - Yasmin 7, Aydin 6, and Ceyda 3.  Zoe works for Canada Post by day as a casual letter carrier and scraps obsessively by night and on her days off.  Having dabbled in scrapbooking for many years Zoe took the plunge head on in 2008 and hasn't looked back since.  She proudly calls herself a "scrapaholic" and plays with paper every chance she gets!  We are thrilled to have Zoe join our team this term.

Describe yourself in 3 words … honest, creative, sarcastic

My guilty pleasure is … chocolate & scrappy papers!

You’ll never find me without … actually this isn’t an easy one because I constantly forget things! I went out to go to work at 4am one morning and left my car keys in the house, and of course locked the door! Any idea how hard it is to wake a darling husband up at that time!?! So I guess you'll never find me without my head!

Growing up I … was obsessed with horses.  Every weekend and through the summers I would go and clean, feed, and brush the horses.  It didn’t even matter if I got to ride or not I just loved to be around them. I still love them now!

You might be surprised to know that I … have visited the Pyramids of Giza twice!

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be … Prince Edward Island.  I am very lucky I almost do live there, we have a second house there it's only a 2 hour drive.  My children call it our weekend house!

My least favorite chore is
… grocery shopping.  Absolutely hate it! I don’t think I have been for groceries this year! I write lists for hubby!

If I had one wish it would be
… good health to everyone.

Unfortunately Zoe's goodies were delayed en route to her craft room so her project is not ready to post today.  We'll be sure to highlight her "all about me" layout as soon as we can though!  :)

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Meet the Team: Stephanie Baxter and Savitri Wilder


Stephanie Baxter lives in Epsom, Surrey in the UK, with her mum, stepdad, brother, sister, cat and dog.  She is currently training to be a teacher for children aged 3-11 part time.  When she's not studying you will find Stephanie scrapbooking, taking photographs, watching films and reading her favorite author Jane Austen.  Stephanie started scrapbooking in 2005 and defines her style as "fresh, clean, and colorful."  We are thrilled to have Stephanie join us this year.

Describe yourself in 3 words … passionate, loyal, romantic

My guilty pleasure is … Glee.  I seriously can't get enough of that show!

You’ll never find me without
… my iPhone.  I hate to say it, but it's true.

Growing up I … wanted to be a lawyer because of the money! Now, I wouldn't be a lawyer for all the money in the world!

You might be surprised to know that I … only have one and a half kidneys.  I had half a kidney removed when I was 2 because it was diseased and was making me very ill indeed.

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be
… NYC.  Has to be.  Whenever I've been there, it's always felt like home for some weird reason.

My least favorite chore is
… ironing.  So instead, I hang up any clothes with creases in the bathroom when I'm taking a shower . . . it works a treat!

If I had one wish it would be … to not be single anymore.  It's been 5 years now.  I'm getting kind of impatient!

Here's what Stephanie had to say about her project ... "One of my latest obsessions in scrapbooking is cutting things into little flag shapes, e.g. ribbon, patterned paper and journaling strips, so when I saw that my first Pebbles assignment was an 'All about me' layout, I knew that I wanted to do a page where I had a numbered list of random things about me right now printed on strips of cardstock that I could cut into flags. I've also been totally in love with butterflies for quite some time now, so I used my favourite punch to cut out little butterflies to stick on to my page. "


Pebbles supplies used:
Twitterpated Cute (751009)
Twitterpated Delight (751001)
Treehouse Merriment (751028)
Treehouse Chips (744112)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Alphabets (American Crafts)
Adhesive (American Crafts)
Punches (Martha Stewart; Fiskars)



Savitri Wilder lives in the UK with her her husband and their two little girls after a recent move from the United States.  She was first introduced to scrapbooking in 1999 but didn't really dive into the hobby until after her first daughter was born in 2004.    Her two sweet daughters are her inspiration for scrapbooking.  Savitri describes her scrapbooking style as "fun" and a definite reflection of the current age and behaviors of her two daughters.  We are so happy to have Savitri join our team this term. 


Describe yourself in 3 words … multi-tasker, intellect, curious

My guilty pleasure is … ramen noodles + hot tea in the middle of the night.

You’ll never find me without … contact lens/specs. (I know, right, wish it was something better, ha!)

Growing up I … had maids.

You might be surprised to know that I … (hmmm, tough question) I can out eat a lot of guys.

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be … right here, I am living my dreams of living in Europe.  :)

My least favorite chore is … general house cleaning.

If I had one wish it would be
… being one of those travel + food type of host, the less perky version of Rachel Ray or something like Andrew Zimmerman.  :)

Here's what Savitri had to say about her project ... "I love colors and when I scrapbook or make cards it's what I focus on. My main subjects are my two girls with a bit of hubby or the pups here and there. I honestly don't have a lot of photos of me and when I saw the title of our first project I had a hard time locating a photo that I'd want to scrap, of me that is. But, I think this one is a great representation of me. When there is a "me" in a photo it's usually small. I've been trying to do more for the girls but it's slow going :) Last, I love a lot of white spaces too which give my projects a clean feel. Even when I do a lot of trimming and layering my pages/cards always have that clean feel to it. This scrapbook page reflects my scrapbook style. It's fun, with a lot of colors and white space. I don't journal much if the photo and title communicates what I want to share but now and then I do and they're usually just little blurbs."


Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House Laughter (751025)
Tree House View (751027)
Tree House Sunset (751029)
Tree House Neighbor (751031)

Tree House Chips (744114)
Chirpy Glitter ABC Stickers(732008)
Brown Glitter Candy Dots (744227)
Raspberry Ribbon (744030)


Other supplies used:

Marker (American Crafts)

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Meet the Team: Anna Sigga and Sarah Webb


Anna Sigga (Sigridur Eyjolfsdottir) lives with her husband Siggi In Reykjavik, Iceland with their two little girls aged 2.5 years and almost 6 months. Anna has been scrapbooking since January 2005 and fully admits that she is addicted to this amazing hobby.  She describes her scrapbooking style as a mix of shabby, colorful, and clean designs always with a touch of ink.  We couldn't be happier to have Anna join our team this year.

Describe yourself in 3 words . . . happy, friendly, loyal

My guilty pleasure is . . . chocolate :D

You’ll never find me without . . . a lip-gloss

Growing up I . . . loved coloring and playing with paper.  I guess I haven´t grown out of it yet - and I hope I never will. :D

You might be surprised to know that I
. . . used to be a Ballroom dancer, and a pretty good one too. ;)

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be
. . . Iceland, yep I am pretty happy to be where I am! :D

My least favorite chore is . . . cleaning the bathroom.

If I had one wish it would be . . . that my girls will be strong and independent women.  Plus I also want a GREEN Vespa and matching high heel shoes! ;o)

Here's what Anna had to say about her project ... "I love anything glittery and green so I was immediately drawn to the colors in the Tree House collection.  This collection is so much fun to work with and I just had to cut out those cute little bird houses.  Ohh - and the glittered chips and alphas were begging to be used. :D"


Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House Club (751026)
Tree House Merriment (751028)
Tree House Neighbors (751031)
Tree House Bliss (751033)
Tree House  Chips (744114)
Tree House Paper Flowers (741002)
Red Glitter Candy Dots (744228)
Brown Glitter Candy Dots (744227)
Chirpy Glitter ABC stickers (7322008)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Pen (American Crafts)
Border Punch ( ES Success)
Ink (Tim Holtz)




Sarah Webb lives in Ontario, Canada with her family.  She has been crafting as long as she can remember, but specifically scrapbooking for the last 5 years.  Sarah descrives her style as clean and somewhat linear, and loves to take advantage of white space on her layouts.  Scrapbooking with a sense of humor is important to Sarah and she strives to capture her families memories through scrapbooking and have fun doing it.  We are thrilled to have Sarah join us this term.

Describe yourself in 3 words … happy, creative, athletic

My guilty pleasure is
… cream cheese filled jalapeño poppers.

You’ll never find me without …earrings that dangle.

Growing up I … spent my days in a canoe and my nights in a tent.

You might be surprised to know that I … walked down the aisle to Abba's "Take a Chance on Me."

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be … in Nelson B.C. where we can easily do many of the outdoor activities we love.

My least favorite chore is
… cleaning the toilet.

If I had one wish it would be … to win the jackpot so I could be at home with my kids!

Here's what Sarah had to say about her project ... "I never do pages about myself and I am always saving cute or special items for 'a certain page'. I fell in love with the chipboard birds and the Glitter Candy Dots and decided I needed to find a way to include both of them on my layout! Why not use some of the fun stuff on me?"


Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House Trunk (751034)
Tree House Fun (751035)
Tree House View (751027)
Tree House Merriment (751028)
Tree House Journaling Stickers (732011)
Tree House Chips (74414)
Red Glitter Candy Dots (744228)
White Classic Candy Dots (744202)

Other Supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Alphabet (American Crafts, Making Memories)

Punches (Fiskars, Martha Stewart)
Ink (Ranger)

Mist (Maya Road)

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Meet the Team: Ria Mojica and Lisa Kisch


Ria Mojica has been married to her soulmate, Buddy, for 10 years and is a stay at home mom to their 3 children - Luis, Nadya and Bianca.  Ria discovered scrapbooking in 2003 and loves the creative outlet it affords her all while recording her family's memories.  Ria describes her scrapbooking style as "simple with a kick" and tries to put the main focus on her photos in her layouts.  Ria also does cake decorating as well.  We are thrilled to welcome Ria to the team this year.

Describe yourself in 3 words … rational, loyal, vain

My guilty pleasure is … eating chocolate-covered potato chips with Diet Coke

You’ll never find me without … eyeliner.

Growing up I … spent almost every summer traveling to a different place (US, China, Hong Kong, Japan, Taiwan, Egypt, Italy, Israel).

You might be surprised to know that I … spoke Spanish as my first language but am not very good at it anymore.

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be
… Southern California (great mix of climate, people, accessibility, food, shopping, etc) -- I was trying to think of a more exotic place but that would have to wait for when the kids are grown up and out of the house. :)

My least favorite chore is … any kind of cleaning or washing (dishes, bathroom, paintbrushes!)

If I had one wish it would be … other than to go to Spain; to be in the United States during CHA time so I can experience it all!

Here's what Ria had to say about her project ... "I love how this layout turned out! Just looking at it gives me a happy feeling with such bright and cheerful colors!  I got the questionnaire for this from an old issue of Simple Scrapbooks magazine -- now I have proof that I really do need to keep ALL of my old magazines. I also learned that I need to be a "funnier" mom ... my kids couldn't think of anything funny that I do ... although I am happy to see that they are my biggest scrapbooking fans ... after all, they are my usual subjects! I feel that this LO is representative of my scrapbooking style -- clean lines, bright happy colors, some doodling with my handwriting somewhere, a bit of fussy cutting, just a few embellishments."


Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House Merriment (751028)
Tree House Melody (751030)
Tree House Sunset (751029)
Tree House Neighbors (751031)
Tree House Journal Stickers (732011)
Tree House Pebbles Chips (744114)
Tree House Epoxy Brads (747231)
Chirpy Glitter ABC Stickers (732008)
Candy Dots Red (744203)
Red Spool Ribbon (744029)


Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Punches (Fiskars)
Pen (American Crafts)





Lisa Kisch is from Toronto, Canada.  She is a stage actress, a married mom of two, and, of course, a scrapbooker! Lisa started scrapbooking in 2003, shortly after her wedding. Lisa describes her scrapbook style as "clean and decorative" and loves a challenge and trying new techniques.  We are so happy to have Lisa join us this term.

Describe yourself in 3 words … wife, mom, actress

My guilty pleasure is …  multiple magazine subscriptions.

You’ll never find me without … a hair elastic at the ready.

Growing up I … was always in the school musical.

You might be surprised to know that I … was in the original North American stage company of "Mamma Mia".

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be …  Paris. *sigh*

My least favorite chore is … cleaning up after the dog.

If I had one wish it would be … that I do the best job possible raising my kids.

Here's what Lisa had to say about her project ... ""My design aesthetic is pretty clean and simple. I like to place the focus on my photos and journaling, so you won't see a whole lot of complicated techniques from me (I love to see what other designers do with techniques, though! I stalk A LOT of blogs!). For this layout I used my embellishments to draw the eye to the important details - a flower near the photo and chipboard trees near the title. I kept the journaling in a cluster around the title, and left lots of white space around it. One of my favourite things about Pebbles papers are the little patterned strips at one end. Such a quick and easy way to add a border to your layout!"


Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House 3x3 Cards (751024)
Tree House Merriment (751028)
Tree House Chips (744114)
Tree House Epoxy Brads (744231)
Tree House Paper Flowers (741002)
Chirpy ABC Stickers (732009)
Chirpy Glitter ABC Stickers (732008)
Red Glitter Candy Dots (744228)
White Classic Candy Dots (744202)


Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Pen (American Crafts)
Punches  

Thank you to everyone who "liked" us on Facebook and left comments for last week's giveaway.  The lucky winner is ...


Congratulations Cindy!  Please email your full name and mailing information to pebblesincdt(at)gmail(dot)com and put "Chalks Winner" in the subject line.  We'll have another giveaway this Friday so be sure to check in then and see what Pebbles goodies are up for grabs.  And of course don't forget to stop by daily to meet the rest of our new design team and see the amazing projects they've created.  It's going to be another inspiring week here on the Pebbles blog!

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Meet the Team: Guiseppa Gubler and Natalie Dever plus a GIVEAWAY!


Guiseppa Gubler has been married for almost 13 years to her amazing hubby Sam.   Together they have 2 children and an Angel.  Braden is 13, Janica is 11, and their youngest, Sterling, would have been 9 this year.  He passed away March 2005 at the age of 3.  He struggled with SCIDS otherwise known as "The Bubble Boy Disease."  Although Guiseppa misses him every day she has been able to cherish and preserve all of the special moments and experiences she had with him through her scrapbooking.  Scrapbooking for the last 14 years, it all started with a trip to Pebbles in My Pocket in Orem, Utah - the "home" of Pebbles Inc - in which Guiseppa fell in love and has been scrapping ever since.  We are thrilled to have Guiseppa join us this term.


Describe yourself in 3 words …  easy going, fun, caring.

My guilty pleasure is … 
I love having an ice cold Diet Pepsi with lime and like every woman ... chocolate!  I also have a love hate relationship with my elliptical.  When I am done indulging in  Diet Pepsi and chocolate I get on my elliptical.

You’ll never find me without … 
a pair of earrings.  It is weird, but that is the first thing that came to my mind.  I can be makeup less, not have my hair done, but I will have my earrings on ... hmmm that is weird!

Growing up I … 
moved about 15 times, but was lucky enough that those moves weren't more than
three different states.

You might be surprised to know that I …
rock at the game of Tetris!  My hubby Sam has tried and failed to beat my score!

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be …  s
omewhere warm and tropical - maybe Hawaii, the Virgin Islands or the Bahamas.

My least favorite chore is … 
dusting, I loath it.  I always pawn it off on my kids.

If I had one wish it would be …
  that our family will always remain happy and healthy.

Here's what Guiseppa had to say about her "all about me" project ... "When Lynn said she wanted a layout created about ourselves, I knew exactly what pictures I wanted to use.  My husband took these pictures of me and they really show the fun and crazy side of me.  I wanted that to show through this layout.  I love the title because I believe I am a lovable and likable person."



Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House Sunset (751029)
Tree House Trunk (751034)
Tree House View (751027)
Tree House Neighbors (751031)

Tree House Chips (744114)
Tree House Paper Flowers (741002)
Tree House Word Stickers (732010)
Chirpy Glitter ABC Stickers (7322008)
Chirpy Cardstock ABC Stickers (7322009)
Red Glitter Candy Dots (744228)

Red Ribbon (44029)

Other supplies used:

Cardstock (American Crafts)
Adhesive (American Crafts)



Natalie Dever lives in Sheboygan Falls, WI with her husband and their 4 adorable children.  Natalie started scrapbooking soon after her oldest child was born when an invitation to a Creative Memories workshop led to an instant love for the hobby.  That son is now about to turn 17 and Natalie's love with scrapbooking has only grown more and more through the years.  We are so lucky to have Natalie as part of our team this year.

Describe yourself in 3 words ... loving, faithful, and a little bit crazy :)

My guilty pleasure is … reality TV and Law and Order reruns.

You’ll never find me without
… chapstick, and not just any chapstick, it has to be the "Chapstick" brand chapstick and the one with the blue label.

Growing up I
… hardly ever did anything crafty, when I wanted to take art in high school my mom told me it was a waste of time.

You might be surprised to know that I … have a son with recurrent ependymoma, a stubborn brain tumor that likes to keep  coming back. We underwent a radiation trial in Chicago last summer and are hopeful that it took care of things for good!

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be … Jackson Hole Wyoming - it is one of the most beautiful places ever and it's close enough to our family that we could visit whenever we wanted to!

My least favorite chore is …the dishes because they are never finished!

If I had one wish it would be ... besides the whole cure for cancer thing, I wish and hope that my children will grow up to be healthy, happy, responsible people.

Here's what Natalie had to say about her project ... "I love the little strips along the bottom of Pebbles' patterned papers.  The strip along the top of my patterns has a rainbow of cute little owls that helps to reinforce my 'who I am' theme."


Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House Club (751026)
Tree House Merriment (751028)
Tree House Sunset  (751029)
Tree House Fun (751035)
Tree House Chips (744114)
Tree House Journaling Stickers (732011)

Twitterpated Charming ABC Stickers (732001)
Red Glitter Candy Dots (744228)

Other supplies used:
Border Punch (EK Success)


And now how about a GIVEAWAY?  Did you know we have a Facebook page? You can click on the Facebook icon in the upper left sidebar to stay connected with Pebbles.  "Like" our Facebook page and leave a comment here saying you "liked" it.  One lucky winner will be chosen at random to win a chalk set, chalk eraser, stencils and replacement pom-poms!  Submit your comments by Sunday at midnight (EST).  I'll announce the winner Monday morning.  Good luck!

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Meet the Team: Deena Wuest and Kryssi Ng


Deena Wuest lives in the small town of Goessel, Kansas with her husband Joe and three children -  Savanna (9), Skyler (6), and her "baby" girl Brooklyn (3).  Deena has been scrapbooking in some form or another (she's also a digital scrapbooker) since 2000 and loves the hobby for the fact that it allows her to combine her passion for her family with her passion for design.  She considers her style simple, clean, and graphic and we are thrilled to welcome her to the team this term.

Describe yourself in 3 words … simple, creative, passionate

My guilty pleasure is …indulging in a Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate bar and NOT sharing with my kids. :)

You’ll never find me without
…a fridge stocked with Mountain Dew.

Growing up I
…wanted to be 1) a nurse and 2) a mommy. Half way through my first semester of nursing school I completely and utterly lost that first desire. The second however is more fulfilling and rewarding than I ever thought possible.

You might be surprised to know that I
…can still do a back handspring at age 35.

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be …exactly where I live now. I know a blessed life when I see it.

My least favorite chore is …laundry. Endless endless laundry.

If I had one wish it would be … for someone to do my laundry! :)

Here's what Deena had to say about her project ... "I typed the title directly on my photo then used pop dots and cardstock stickers to highlight the word "me". To emphasize the concept of my layout, I placed the alpha stickers on angles. I turned the pink photo corner chips into arrows to direct the askew patterned paper blocks to their rightful place. Perfectionist? Indeed. And indeedly IMPERFECT. :)"


Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House Adventure (751032)
Twitterpated Sweetheart (751010)
Tree House Paper Flowers (741002)
Twitterpated Chips (744112)
Chirpy Cardstock ABC Stickers (7322009)
Glitter Candy Dots - Baby Pink (744213)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)




Kryssi Ng lives in New York City with her husband and their two children.  Kryssi considers herself first and foremost an artist, having been classically trained/educated in fine arts at the famed La Guardia High School in New York City.  Kryssi had to put her creative side on hold for awhile due to lack of space and young children, but dove into paper crafting in 2008 to satisfy her need to be creative and hasn't looked back since.  Kryssi calls herself a "cardmaker" but clearly from the project she created for us today the girl has mad scrapbooking skills as well!  We are thrilled to have Kryssi join us this year. 

Describe yourself in 3 words … ambitious, modest, loyal (I couldn't describe myself so I asked one of my best friends to do this) :)

My guilty pleasure is … chocolate ice cream, mmm so good, but oh soooo bad for my waistline.

You’ll never find me without … my BlackBerry.

Growing up I … was never too far from a pencil and paper. You could often find me doodling underneath the dining table. :)

You might be surprised to know that I … create in chaos. Because of my messy desk, I create on a small 12x18 surface, which is also covered with 'stuff'. I hardly have hours and hours of uninterrupted time to dedicate to crafting. I'm constantly revisiting my work because of other 'domestic' demands.

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be … Hong Kong. The food is the best!

My least favorite chore is … cleaning!! I haaaaate cleaning!

If I had one wish it would be … for my two little girls to be happy forever and ever.

Here's what Kryssi had to say about her project ... "I'm not much of a scrapbooker, but this awesome collection made it so easy! I can't wait to translate the designs into my card making process. Because I am usually the one behind the lens, I have no real self shots. So, instead I decided to scrap a photo of all of us, because my family defines everything I do and everything that I am."


Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House Sunset (751029)
Tree House Laughter (751030)
Tree House Merriment (751028)
Tree House Chips (744114)
Tree House Journaling Stickers (732011)
Twitterpated Charming ABC Stickers (732001)

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Meet the Team: Kim Kesti and Ginger Williams



Kim Kesti lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and beautiful family.  As the the mother of eight, Kim is one busy lady; however, she still finds time to feed her number one addiction - paper crafting!  Kim has been scrapbooking since around 2001 and since then has refined her style and branched out into all areas of paper crafting.  Kim describes her style as “fun and cute” and loves to create simple, inspiring layouts and cards that don’t take five hours to complete (and with eight kids and a husband to care for I can see why!).   I do believe that Kim is a modern day super woman and we are SUPER excited to have her as part of our team this year.

Describe yourself in 3 words … creative, impulsive & daring

My guilty pleasure is
… eating a Reeses candy bar in the grocery store parking lot so my kids don't see me.

You’ll never find me without … my checkbook (I'm still old fashioned that way).

Growing up I … loved to play Barbies; I made my own houses, clothes and accessories.

You might be surprised to know that I
… have a strong aversion to going barefoot.

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be … right here in Phoenix. Seriously. Second place would be Ouray, Colorado.

My least favorite chore is … bathroom duty; with four boys in the house, can you blame me?

If I had one wish it would be … the gift of time, more for my kids, my husband, myself.

Here's what Kim has to say about her project ... "This layout pretty much exemplifies my style - clean and linear.  I'm also a big fan of the whole grid concept.  I think Ali Edwards inspired that part of my style.  And there's a peek at my new favorite color - yellow!  Yummy."


Pebbles supplies used:
Twitterpated Sweet (751002)
Twitterpated Giddy (751005)
Tree House Chips (744114)
Tree House Epoxy Brads (744231)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)




Ginger Williams lives in Tomball, Texas with her husband and their 3 little boys.  Ginger started scrapbooking back in 1996 when her mom took her to a Creative Memories party and she has been hooked ever since.  Ginger describes her scrapbooking style as "linear and layered" and loves texture, small details, and bright colors (especially her favorite color orange!).  When she's not scrapbooking you can find Ginger reading, quilting, surfing, watching old musicals, listening to oldies rock n' roll and country music, volunteering at her church, her boys' school, and with the Cub Scouts (but not all at once!)  Ginger also does wedding photography on the side.  We are so happy to have Ginger join us this term.


My guilty pleasure is …anything Reese's

You’ll never find me without …my camera in hand. :)

Growing up I
… was very good friends with my little brother.

You might be surprised to know that I …love to surf!

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be … a tropical island!

My least favorite chore is
… doing the dishes.

If I had one wish it would be
… for my children/family to be healthy and safe.

Here's what Ginger had to say about her project ... "I don't do layouts about myself very often so I decided to do a layout for my boys that will teach them a little bit about some things they may not know about me. I choose to do it about "My Top 10 Simple Pleasures" which are:  Holding a Sleeping Child;  Eating Reeces Peanut Butter Cups;  Family Dinners Together Each Night;  Reading A Good Book;  Hot Chocolate On A Cold Morning;  Going To The Beach With Family;  Watching Movies Late At Night With Marc;  Hearing My Boys Say “Good Morning Mom!”;  Dancing with Spencer In The Family Room to Elvis Music;  Holding Marc’s Hand.   I decided to do simple pleasures as opposed to guilty pleasures as I don't feel guilty when I indulge in any of them . . . well, except maybe the Reeces one! :)  My design was inspired by the small strips at the bottoms of each of the Pebbles papers. They were too cute to toss out so I had to come up with a design that would feature them. The two strips at the bottom and the pink striped strip at the top of my layout are all cut from the bottom of the Pebbles papers."


Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House Trunk (751034)
Twitterpated Crush (751003)
Twitterpated Giddy (751005)
Twitterpated Admire (751006)
Twitterpated Cute (751009)
Twitterpated Smitten (751011)
Twitterpated Epoxy Brads (744217)
Twitterpated Chips (744112)
Charming ABC Stickers Glitter Pink (732000)
Charming ABC Stickers Brown (732001)
 

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Alphabet (Cosmo Cricket)
Punch (EK Success)
Circle Cutter (Creative Memories)

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Meet the Team: Jennifer Yates and Wendy Sue Anderson


Jennifer Yates has been married to her husband Mark for 14 years and have two wonderful children, Mason (6) and Maren (3).  Together they live in Flower Mound, Texas just outside of Texas.  Jennifer comes from a graphic design background and has always been creative; however, she did not start scrapbooking until 2004 after the birth of her son.  Jennifer describes her scrapbook style as classic with a pop of whimsy and loves Pebbles products because of their whimsical styles and design.  We are thrilled to have Jennifer as part of our team this year.

Describe yourself in 3 words …  creative, genuine, scattered.  :)

My guilty pleasure is … 
eating Hot Tamales while I'm scrapbooking - helps the creative juices flow! ;)

You’ll never find me without … 
my coffee in the morning and chapstick in my purse.

Growing up I … 
always wanted to be a makeup artist or a fashion designer which is kinda funny because I'm really not a fan of sewing but would love to give it a try! :)

You might be surprised to know that I … 
am a huge Elvis Presley fan! Hence my cats names are "Elvis" and "Priscilla."

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be … 
I am very much a homebody ... so really anywhere my family is.  But if I had to choose it would be The Wine Country in San Francisco - simply gorgeous!

My least favorite chore is … 
well if going to the grocery store is considered a chore than that is mine!

If I had one wish it would be …
  the shallow side of me would love to be naturally thin and eat whatever I want ... who doesn't right? But honestly it would be to see my grandparents again.  They passed away when I was only 12 years old and I would love for them to meet their great grandchildren.

Here's what Jennifer had to say about her "all about me" project ... "I immediately feel in love with the Twitterpated collection and all the bright colors!  In my "all about me" layout I listed my top ten things about myself, things that I love and things that make me ... me! I used three repeating photos to mimic the title as well.  I added a little whimsy with ribbon, pebbles chips, and a butterfly to create dimensional pieces throughout the layout!"


Pebbles supplies used:
Twitterpated Sweetheart (751010)
Twitterpated Sweet (751002)
Twitterpated Spark (751004)
Twitterpated Giddy (751005)
Twitterpated Cute (751009)
Twitterpated Pebble Chips (744112)

Charming ABC Stickers (732001)
Chirpy ABC Stickers (744030)
Baby Pink Glitter Candy Dots (714213)
Raspberry Ribbon (744030)



Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Thickers (American Crafts)
Adhesive (American Crafts)
Punches (Martha Stewart; EK Success)




Wendy Sue Anderson lives in Herber City, Utah with her husband and their four beautiful children.  Wendy Sue has been scrapbooking as far back as "forever."  She can still remember the first day she walked through the doors of Pebbles In My Pocket (the origin of Pebbles Inc) in Orem, Utah nearly 15 years ago.  While Wendy Sue loves to play with cute product, she loves telling the stories behind the photos on her scrapbook pages even more so.  We are so happy to have Wendy Sue joining us this term. 

Describe yourself in 3 words … busy, creative, trustworthy

My guilty pleasure is … a fresh raspberry milkshake.

You’ll never find me without …  looking.  And when you do find me, it’s highly likely that I’ll have a diet coke around.

Growing up I … loved working on crafts with my mom, jumping on our trampoline, eating otter pops, and singing along with the 8-tracks in our stereo.

You might be surprised to know that I
… graduated from USU with a degree in accounting, I’m scared to death of mice, and I hate sleeping without socks.

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be … it doesn’t matter – as long as my family is with me.

My least favorite chore is … cleaning the bathroom, ewwww.  (remember I have 3 little boys)

If I had one wish it would be … for my kids to grow up to be happy, kind, non-judgmental adults.

Here's what Wendy Sue had to say about her project ... "Why is it that I have such a hard time scrapbooking about myself?  Well, this time I took the “easy” way out and made my kids do the work for me.  I asked each of them what they would say if someone said, “Tell me a few things about your mom.”  Some of their answers made me giggle, some made me smile, some made me blush, and all of them made me realize that I need to be better about scrapbooking pages about myself.  I want them to really know me – and scrapbooking is definitely a good way to share bits and pieces of me & my personality with them.  :)"


Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House Trunk (751034)
Tree House Melody (751030)
Tree House Laughter (751025)
Tree House Chips (744114)
Chirpy Cardstock ABC Stickers (7322009)

Other supplies used:
White Cardstock (American Crafts)
Letter Stickers (American Crafts)
Foam Adhesive Tabs (American Crafts)
Border Punch (Stampin’ Up!)
SNF Marmalade font (Scrapnfonts.com)
Red Crochet thread
White thread

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Meet the Team: Laura Vegas and Kristen Swain


Laura Vegas lives in Manteca, California with her husband Joe and two daughters, Alyssa and Sarah.  Laura started scrapbooking 14 years ago, shortly before the birth of her first daughter.  She considers her scrapbook style clean and linear, with lots of fun details and textures mixed in.  Laura is one of our new design team members and we are thrilled to have her on board with us this year. 

Describe yourself in 3 words … sarcastic, procrastinator, organized

My guilty pleasure is … a venti java chip frappacino. Every single day.

You’ll never find me without … makeup on. I never let anyone see me without my face done up.  Not even my own family.

Growing up I … was incredibly shy.  I never talked in school, or to grown ups.  I would talk to my good friends, but only when there wasn't anyone else around.

You might be surprised to know that I … never watch television during the day.  I work at home, and seem to be in my house 24/7, but I never turn on the television or watch my shows.  I save that for late at night after everyone has gone to bed.  Which also explains why I have hours and hours of shows piled up on my DVR at all times.

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be … on a farm in the country somewhere.  With some farm animals, but no chickens or roosters.  And not to far from the comforts of city life, like Target and Starbucks.

My least favorite chore is … cleaning the kitchen.  Or the bathrooms.  Anything with counters and sinks is my least favorite chore.

If I had one wish it would be
… that i didn't have to worry about working.  That I could devote my time to just my family and not have to share my attention with so many others.  And that I could have the time to create to my hearts content, and do all the projects that I only have time to dream about now.

Here's what Laura had to say about her project ... "For someone that is hardly ever in photographs,  I actually have created a ton of layouts about myself.  I think it's so important that we document ourselves in our albums, right along with the rest of the family.  The majority of my layouts about myself, contain just random tidbits about my life at that moment.  How I feel, what I'm into, what I'm loving, or even what's happening on a particular day.  For this layout, I chose to use the Tree House collection.  It has all my favorite colors.  Reds, greens, browns, and yellows.  If you were to add in some turquoise, you would get a good feel for the colors I dress in all the time, and what my home decor looks like."


Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House Trunk (751034)
Tree House Merriment (751028)
Tree House Adventure (751032)
Tree House Epoxy Brads (744231)
Tree House Metal Brads (744232)
Tree House Paper Flowers ( 741002)
Chirpy Glitter ABC Stickers (732008)

Spring Green Glitter Candy Dots (744215)
Red Ribbon (744029)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Pen (American Crafts)
Punch (EK Success)




Kristen Swain lives in Elkton, Maryland with her family.  Kristen started scrapbooking over 12 years ago.  She was first introduced to scrapbooking while she was on bed rest and pregnant with her oldest daughter and watching craft shows during the day.  Kristen couldn't wait to show off pictures of her baby via scrapbooks and hasn't looked back since!   Kristen defines her style as clean with lots and lots of color.  We are so lucky to have this talented gal on board with us this term. 

Describe yourself in 3 words …organized, blonde :), goofy

My guilty pleasure is …blended coffee drinks, yum.

You’ll never find me without …chapstick.

Growing up I …always loved creating art.

You might be surprised to know that I …can pick things up off the floor with my toes.

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be …on a white sand beach with crystal blue water.

My least favorite chore is …scrubbing the bathroom.

If I had one wish it would be …never worrying about money again.

Here's what Kristen had to say about her project ... "As a scrapper, I know it's important to scrap about myself ( blech, fooey, ick!) but I don't like photos of myself. You can edit a not so great photo in your photo program to use on your layouts. It's also important to add some tidbits about yourself if you can, I made mine into a list.  I added some of my faults to my list ( narrowed down from several hundred...)."


Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House Laughter (751025)
Tree House Sunset (751029)
Tree House Trunk (751034)
Tree House Merriment (751028)
Tree House Adventure (751032)
Tree House Neighbors (751031)
Tree House Chirpy (732008)
Tree House Chips (744114)

Chirpy Glitter ABC Stickers (732008)

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Meet the Team: Suzanne Sergi


Suzanne Sergi lives in California with her beautiful family.  She is blessed to be a stay at home mom to her three children.  Suzanne has been scrapbooking for 12 years and absolutely loves it!  She considers her scrapbooking style "clean" with lots and lots of details and layers.  Suzanne is our final returning design team member and we couldn't be happier to have her join us for another year. 


Describe yourself in 3 words … honest, creative, kind

My guilty pleasure is …hot tamales.

You’ll never find me without …my camera.

Growing up I
…lived in a small country town, and graduated with a class of 25!

You might be surprised to know that I
…met Shaquille O'Neal at a movie theatre.  He stopped, and even engaged in a conversation, while I was wishing him luck in the NBA finals!

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be
…Texas.

My least favorite chore is …laundry.

If I had one wish it would be …that my children will be healthy, and pursue their dreams.

Here's what Suzanne had to say about her project ... "Rarely, do I scrapbook a page about me!  I am not certain the reason for this.  Maybe because I am always behind the lens trying to capture the stories of my children.  I am so happy to have a page that documents a little of me for my children.  I love the color pink, flowers, and adore butterflies.  I think it is important that my children have my handwriting too, so I decided to hand write my journaling.  The Twitterpated collection was perfect to document my snapshot because it included all of my favorite elements.  I love the look of embossing on my pages, and will find ways to include this simple technique on any element.  I also love stamping and rarely will you find one of my pages without it.  I do tend to scrapbook a single snapshot onto my pages.  My pages are clean lined, but I try to find creative ways to add all the special details that I love."


Pebbles supplies used:
Twitterpated Giddy (751005)
Twitterpated Admire (751006)
Twitterpated Paper Flowers (741000)
With Love Duplicate Stickers (761000)
Spring Green Chips (744108)
Chocolate Brown Ribbon (744027)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Brads (American Crafts)
Stamps (Hampton Arts; Unity Stamp Co)
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (Provocraft)

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Meet the Team: Samantha Sibbet and Mimi Leinbach


Samantha Sibbet started scrapbooking 8 years ago to document her travels with her husband.  In the last 2 years Samantha has been introduced to a whole new world of scrapbooking via the internet.  Samantha loves to find inspiration from blogs especially reading the stories behind the designs.  Samantha is one of our returning design team members and we are thrilled to have her on board for another year.

Describe yourself in 3 words … open minded, easy going, happy

My guilty pleasure is … Baskin Robbins Chocolate Ice Cream with Peanut Butter.

You’ll never find me without … sun glasses - I live in San Diego after all.
 
Growing up I … wanted to be a ballerina or archeologist.

You might be surprised to know that I … could eat sushi 7 days a week.

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be … fall in New York City, winter in San Diego, spring in Paris, summer in London.

My least favorite chore is …  all of them, I just think they are all awful.

If I had one wish it would be … what an extremely difficult question.  I wish that my children will one day know the happiness that I have being their mom. 

Here's what Samantha had to say about her layout ... "With a sewing machine I stitched horizontal and vertical rows on white cardstock.  I used a die cut machine to cut the bird and layered it over the stitched piece with dimensional adhesive."


Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House Sunset (751029)
Tree House Trunk (751034)
Tree House Laughter (751025)

Other supplies used:

Cardstock (American Crafts)
Punches (EK Succes; Martha Stewart)
Die Cut Machine and Cartridge (Making Memories)
Typewriter
Sewing Machine and Thread


Mimi Leinbach is a stay at home mom to 2 soccer loving boys Nick (12) and Jack (8) and has been married to her husband Josh for over 15 years.  She has been scrapping for over 12 years and is completely and totally obsessed.  Mimi has a passion for patterend paper and likes to try every technique at least once and some a lot more! When Mimi is not scrapping she can be found at a soccer game or helping out at school.  Mimi is another returning design team member and we are so thankful to have her on our team for another term!

Describe yourself in 3 words … friend, wife, soccer mom

My guilty pleasure is … vanilla ice cream with rainbow sprinkles and whipped cream.  No cherry though - I can't stand them!

You’ll never find me without
… chapstick - I am hopelessly addicted to it.

Growing up I … hardly knew how to ride a bike. We always had horses so if I was going to ride anything it was a horse. Now my youngest son has the same love for horse back riding I did as a child.

You might be surprised to know that I … have run 2 marathons.  I would love to do one more someday.  I am hoping my last will be the first one my son ever runs!

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be … Maine.  I love New England and spent lots of summers there as a child.

My least favorite chore is … ugh, where do I start - dusting, no, bathrooms, no, laundry, no, all of them.  Weird thing is I am a clean freak so I do it despite hating it.

If I had one wish it would be
… that every time I ate a bowl of pasta it did not go straight to my hips.

Here's what Mimi had to say about her layout ... "This layout suits me ... natural colors, clean lines and a little bit of texture.  It is very much like my personality.  I am very much a "natural" girl, who loves being outside with my kids, a straight arrow but is still willing to shake things up just a bit so life doesn't get ordinary."


Pebbles supplies used:
Tree House Trunk (751034)
Tree House Bliss (751033)
Tree House Merriment (751028)
Tree House Adventure (751032)
Tree House Sunset (751029)
Tree House Paper Flowers (741002)

Tree House Epoxy Brads (744231)
Sun Yellow Chips (744107)

Other supplies used:

Cardstock (American Crafts)
Thickers (American Crafts)
Pin (Maya Road)

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Meet the Team: Lynn Ghahary and Christa Paustenbaugh

Today is a big day here on the Pebbles blog as we officially welcome our brand new 2010 - 2011 Pebbles Design Team!  Over the next few weeks we will be introducing each of our new design team members along with sharing their first "official" projects as part of the team.  Each project has an "all about me" theme and serves as away to get to know each team member a little better both personally and creatively.


First let me introduce myself.  My name is Lynn Ghahary and I live in Northwest New Jersey with my husband and high school sweetheart Salar and our two wild and crazy boys, Darian and Brandon.  I was first introduced to the wonderful world of scrapbooking way back in 2000.  I took a break from scrapbooking in 2004 when my first son was born and didn't really come back to the hobby until 2008.  Now that I'm back I am here to stay and have been completely in awe at how far this amazing craft has come since we first "met" 10 years ago.  In addition to scrapbooking I am also an avid gardener, bookworm, and wannabe photographer.  I am also a self-professed reality TV show junkie and organzing diva.  I am thrilled to be on board as the Design Team Coordinator and Blog Hostess for Pebbles Inc for another year!

Describe yourself in 3 words …  creative, trustworthy, dependable.

My guilty pleasure is … 
LOTS and LOTS of reality TV.

You’ll never find me without … 
my watch.  I feel lost without it.

Growing up I … 
wanted to be a lawyer and would watch the People's Court incessantly.

You might be surprised to know that I … 
despise feet.  Seriously.  I think they're ugly.  Except my two little boys' feet.  I love those! 

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be … 
somewhere I can experience the change of seasons but winter doesn't drag on forever and ever like it does here in New Jersey.  Any suggestions? LOL

My least favorite chore is … 
cleaning toilets.  Two little boys + not very good aim = Enough said.  ;)

If I had one wish it would be …
  for my dad to meet my boys.  He passed away before they were born and I just know he would get such a kick out of them if he could meet them. 

For my project I decided to create a layout about some of the most important things in my life that make me happy.  I went with a double page design as I had a lot of photos and quite a bit of journaling that I wanted to include as well.  I used the Twitterpated collection on my layout as I am completely in love with the fresh and fun color combination especially the splashes of yellow and pink.  I punched lots of hearts from several different patterned papers and added zig zag stitching down the center while folding up the sides for dimension to create a colorful border connecting the two sides of my layout.  Feel free to click on the image to view it larger to see it in more detail.   



Pebbles supplies used:
Twitterpated Delight (751001)
Twitterpated Sweet (751002)
Twitterpated Spark (751004)
Twitterpated Giddy (751005)
Twitterpated Admire (751006)
Twitterpated Charm (751008)
Twitterpated Cute (751009)
Twitterpated Sweetheart (751010)
Twitterpated Smitten (751011)
Twitterpated Epoxy Brads (744217)
Twitterpated Chips (744112)
Pink Glitter Candy Dots (744212)


Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Stickers (Basic Grey)



Design team member Christa Paustenbaugh is a military wife who is constantly on the move with her husband and best friend and their 2 beautiful little drama queens!  Currently calling the DC suburbs home, Christa is a school social worker and avid runner (she just began training for her very first marathon!).  Apart from scrapbooking, Christa also enjoys taking photos, reading and watching no brainer Bravo TV shows!  Christa is one of our returning design team members this year and we are so lucky to have her!


Describe yourself in 3 words …  sarcastic, loyal, observant.

My guilty pleasure is … 
Anything chocolate!!!  And also all those crazy Bravo TV shows!


You’ll never find me without …  my watch.  I know, not very exciting, but I feel naked when I forget it or don’t have it on!  I’m amazed when I meet people who never, ever wear one!

Growing up I … 
lived in a super small town, with one flashing light.  We could ride around the outside streets of the town on our bikes within 10 minutes (max!).

You might be surprised to know that I … 
didn’t move for the first 22 years of my life, but since then have lived in 7 different states and we’re still not done moving!  Talk about a life change!

If I could live anywhere in the world it would be … 
I actually love where I live right now (DC suburbs) because there is so much to do, but would love to travel more.  We went to Costa Rica in the spring and I’ve definitely gotten a bigger travel bug since then!

My least favorite chore is … 
hands down it’s folding and putting away clothes.  I can wash all day long, but need a folding and putting away assistant!

If I had one wish it would be …
  to travel the world with my family (grandparents, aunts, uncles and all).  Hey, if I get a wish I’m going to wish BIG!!!

Here's what Christa has to say about her layout ... "I think this gray "cube" paper is my absolute favorite and I would use it on everything if I could!  And it goes so well with so many of the papers from several of the fall collections as well."


Pebbles Supplies used:
May Bouquet Patio (751021)
May Bouquet Chips (744113)
May Bouquet Epoxy Brads (744224)
May Bouquet Journal Stickers (732007)
Tree House 3 X 3 Cards (751024)
Tree House Laughter (751025)
Tree House Merriment (751028)
Tree House Neighbors (751031)

Tree House Borders Rub Ons (760245)
Red Classic Candy Dots (744203)

Sun Yellow Classic Candy Dots (744207)
Spring Green Classic Candy Dots (744208)

Other supplies used:
Cardstock (American Crafts)
Thickers (American Crafts)
Pen (American Crafts)
Stickers (Jenni Bowlin)
Twine (Studio Calico)

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