Saturday, July 23, 2011

A little weekend Giveaway - Scrapbook and Cards with a side of Fancy Pants

For the summer issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine, I was assigned the Fancy Pants Brag book and decided to make an album about the summer of 2010 and all the fun adventures we had.

This has turned into one of my favorite keepsakes.  I really like everything together in one place, in a compact little album that also has photo pages to add more photos, you know, those silly photos that don't make it on to the scrapbook layouts but still tell stories of amazing adventures, and lines for lots of journaling about it all.  It's a fun alternative to the traditional way I scrapbook.






















As I was contemplating buzz about albums for a week in the life that Ali is doing, or Smash books, or mini albums in general, I came back to this Brag book and how fun it would be to fill one up again.

Contemplating that made me think of the WWW and a recent thread at Studio Calico about the once elusive Brag Book (but you can now find it here, for one).

I happen to have one right here, and was thinking it would be fun to share the love by giving it away this weekend.  And to give you ideas on what to do with it, I thought I'd add a summer issue of SCT so you can see a bit of the innards to the book I made.  Yes, Scrapbook and Cards Today magazine, IN. The. Flesh.  You did know you could subscribe if you can't find this at your LSS or prefer fondling a hard copy over the online version, didn't you?  You can. 

So there you have it.  I am in the giving mood and wanted to spread the wealth on documenting your life in different ways (you could also try Project 12, hint, hint). 









































Simply leave a comment on this post about what you are up to these days.  Easy as that.  I'll leave the comments open and choose a winner first thing Monday morning.

Sound good? 

Have a great weekend!  I'm taking my girls to a Balloon Festival.  I am so excited!  Hopefully we'll get to see them launch this year......     Davinie

67 comments:

  1. Gret giveaway, Davinie.

    I've spent the last 24 hours in front of the TV, in disbelief over the reports coming from the terrorist attack.

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  2. Spending lots of time at our vacation place in PAkids are spending lots of time outdoors swimming, biking, playing and we didn't turn the cable on this year so no TV.

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  3. My youngest daughter picked up a virus this past week, so we are staying home this weekend. We had plans to go out of town for my nieces 1st birthday but had to pass. I am not sure what to do with all this free time!

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  4. We just got married in June, so the rest of our summer has been pretty laid back in comparison! A couple baby showers, dinners with friends - and getting used to married life!!

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  5. Sounds great! Just picked up my kids from summer camp, so we are all back together enjoing the weekend!

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  6. I just went to our local Hot Air Balloon Jubilee last week! It was so much fun, I'm sure your girls will love it. Lately we have had family up to visit, and went to the local PolishFest a couple days ago. And lots of other summery stuff, lots of swimming and fireworks and mini trips.

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  7. How fun! What am I up too? Well what else? Doing the dishes, stopping to see what the thud was upstairs, finishing dishes, check out the screaming I hear, starting laundry, change a diaper, pick up the house, break up a fight, fix a sippy cup, change the laundry, fix a snack, packing to head out of town which we seem to be doing a lot....exciting life...I know! ;-)

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  8. These days we have lots of the same going on - feeding the babies, snuggling, changing diapers, building trains and then doing it all over again. Love these precious moments and trying to savor every little minute.

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  9. besides reading crafting blog 8 hours daily, I do some cooking, laundry, cardmaking, scrapbooking...life is a joy to me right now.

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  10. Have fun at the balloon festival! What a fun giveaway! Thank you so much for the chance! We had a big family gathering last night with my dad's extended family. And oddly enough, tonight we have a big one with my mom's side of the family! We very rarely have these family gatherings, so two in one weekend is crazy! But fun! I am also looking forward to starting Ali's Week in the Life next week!!

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  11. Thanks for a chance to win this! We've been spending a lot of our time in the backyard with the slip n slide :)

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  12. I haven't been crafting much, that's for sure! I did just get home from a trip out of town, so that's always fun. :) Thanks for the chance!

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  13. What a great giveaway, Davinie!
    This is my birthday week [lol] so I have been working and celebrating in between.

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  14. We all had really nasty colds so we're just getting back into the swing of things. I need to go grocery shopping...lucky me!

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  15. Great giveaway! The only thing I'm up to is staying cool waiting for my baby to arrive in 3 weeks! I think that brag book would be a great "first month" or "first week" book for him!

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  16. I'm working on finishing up a course that is much needed before I go into my second year of nursing school :) One week to my final so just studying, studying, studying! :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. We're hoping to hit the pool since Oregon is finally getting some summer weather this weekend!

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  18. This is the first weekend in a while that is all mine to do what I WANT to do! And of course, my therapy is to scrapbook and play with my supplies. I've got the radio on so I won't be distracted by the tv and ready to get some fun stuff done. Thanks for the chance to win the album. (I already have the magazine so should I win, please give that to someone else!)
    Enjoy the balloons!
    SueinMtVernon (SC)

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  19. Husband and I spent the day by first looking at a cool barn sale of antique furniture, then wandered around the mall getting ideas for our baby girl who is on the way!
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    ~Natalie

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  20. I'd *so* love to get my hands on a bragbook - they seem not to be carried here in Sweden. :(

    So, what do I do these days? Well, I'm working... And trying to keep up with an online class at shimelle.com. And also try to be with my DDs a little.

    But tonight I've had a "date" with DH - we saw the last Harry Potter movie. Loved it! :)

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  21. What a fabulous giveaway! We are having a fun summer here- just hanging out, doing the museums, the pool, the library and doing our best to stay cool!! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  22. Thanks for the awesome giveaway Davinie! This summer I celebrated my 25th wedding anniversary and we got tickets to our first ever Nascar Race(jeff gordon fan) and tickets to see Paul Mc Cartney(beatles fan)! Have a great weekend!

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  23. i'm up to my eyeballs in prepping for my trip to Madrid!!!

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  24. How kind of you! Right now I'm recovering from a 3rd minor surgery to get rid of a plantar's wart. Next week, though, I'm helping cook for a mission trip to Cullman, Alabama. Never a dull moment!

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  25. A successful shopping Saturday for us. And laziness in the heat wave.

    Thanks for the giveaway Davinie!

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  26. oh, a balloon festival sounds wonderful! what a great giveaway...

    lately we've been spending time at the pool and alternating between trips to frozen yogurt and trips to gelato to stay cool :)

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  27. Awesome giveaway! Thanks.
    Living here in Hawaii, there is awesome outdoor weather. With me working a 6-4 job, there is 2-3 days a week we go to the pool in the afternoon then on the weekends its beach or pool time all day with lots of random picture taking for out summer events brag book.

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  28. I love this giveaway! Are internationals included? These days I've been spending a lot of time looking after my sick girl. If it's not the flu it's bronchitis or another cold and now a tummy bug :( Bring on spring I say and the balloon festival sounds wonderful!

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  29. how super dooper fun!

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  30. Thank you for sharing with us! Right now I'm planning small little home improvement projects and "hoping" to actually do at least some of them very soon! Hmm...this cute bragbook would be the perfect place to document my before and after summer projects! :) Thanks so much for sharing!

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  31. Serious heart palpitations about the chance to win this book. Thank you for your generosity. I am busy catching up on laundry and house cleaning as I've had a sick child and been sick myself plus oral surgery. Hasn't seemed like summer vacay for the past couple of weeks, but looking forward to changing that feeling starting Monday!

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  32. Thanks for the giveaway! I've stayed away from the telly for a while cos there's nothing but bad news out there now. I've taken to organizing my scrap room, and I'm doing really well there. lol..

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  33. i'm taking care of two poms, one of mine and my dtrs, mine is a rescue and has issues to put it mildly, the other i raised from a puppy and is the sweetest dog in history. i'm also taking care of my two cats, both rescues. and my DH who has survived a heart attack so i'm trying to rescue him too. trying to do some scrapping as well, here and there. and working real hard at not melting in this incredible heat as well as recovering from the shock of the latest horrible terror attack.

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  34. Great giveaway!!

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  35. Watermelon margaritas last night, replacing the hot water heater today w/dh, and trying to stay outta the heat! Scrapping when I can fit it in between working and family...as we all do. Thanks for this sweet giveaway! :)

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  36. Watermelon margaritas at dinner last night and replacing the hot water heater w/dh today. Trying to stay cool this summer and scrapping when I can fit it in. Thanks for the sweet giveaway!

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  37. we are enjoying a lazy last day of school holidays here in South Australia! Hoping I might sneak in a little scrapbooking too!!

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  38. we've been enjoying the beach and some fishing!! and of course, some scrappin' i really love the summer but it is getting hot! here :)

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  39. What a sweet giveaway Davinie!! I am trying to find things to do with my 3 year old to make her summer lots of fun! We went to the Children's Museum today to get out of the heat and create fun art projects. Thank you for the chance to win - I haven't ever seen an issue of Scrapbook and Cards on paper!!!

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  40. i have been busy unpacking since my recent move, my grandparents are coming to visit tomorrow

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  41. Can't wait to see your book. This summer I have been focused on finding a new teaching job with not much luck.

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  42. To day I have been battling through a huge pile of washing baking sauseage rolls for lunch its freezing here....AND I am sorry to say for the last hour or so I have been on line did a little shopping !!! and catching up with whats happening over at SC hence My visit to your lovely blog Davinie..just another cruisy Sunday..

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  43. Fantastic giveaway Davinie!
    This summer my 3 girls and I are just enjoying hanging out together, creating (them a cardboard box "Pixie Hollow", me lots of LO's) and enjoying the lazy days. They are looking forward to Granny Camp in a couple weeks and I am looking forward(ish) to job hunting in peace and quiet!
    Hope you have fun at the balloon festival!

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  44. I am studying for my last exam this semester, then I will have some free time to get the last things for my wedding planned out!! Just 7 more weeks!! :)

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  46. thanks for the chance to win--we've been trying to stay busy--beach, strawberry picking, garage sales, picnics, camping, arts and crafts---i have my oldest starting kindergarden in the fall and we are trying to enjoy our last schedule-less summer!!!

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  47. I'm going to the state fair with the kids. That always says summer to me.

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  48. Mary (Happy Now)6:12 AM

    This looks awesome!! Thanks for the chance! We are getting ready for Kindergarten in my house... Wow.

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  49. My two little girls have colds and it was 106 degrees in NY this weekend, so we haven't been doing much but relaxing inside and enjoying the a/c. We do have plans to go to the Zoo next week that should be fun (if this heat ever lets up!)

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  50. We are doing some swimming lessons and some baseball plating/watching. A great summer!

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  51. Took the fam to a new water park last week - had a blast!! Had family in town for a week to visit, play in the pool & go to the park most days with my 4 year old daughter, and other than that we are just kind of laying low, saving money for our vacation to Florida in January :) Thanks for the giveaway, would love a brag book, I've never owned one!

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  52. I'm preparing for a trip to Florida to visit my dad, it will be my daughters first time seeing the Florida beach and I'm thrilled to share it with her! That FP album will be the perfect album to document our trip!

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  53. Working, Working, Working, thinking about all those photo's I need to scrapbook and working some more, lol.

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  54. Well one would think i'm pregnant and nesting (i'm not:) with all the serious deep cleaning i've been doing at our house. My sons play baseball so everyday....EVERYDAY we are at a game hanging out and enjoying the great weather with friends. This is the jbest thing about our summers!!

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  55. I'm simply staying at home, trying to occupy kids and waiting for our sole vacation week in August... Thanks for a chance!

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  56. I love this little book. Such a great idea and could be soooo cute!

    I have been scrapping my daughters Barcelona trip all weekend. I am not even close to being done! Have a great Sunday.

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  57. Thanks for the chance to win! We spent the weekend camping - it was great!!

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  58. We're doing lots of fun things with our grandkids this summer locally. This past week has been especially busy with parades, carnivals and fireworks for our state holiday!

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  59. I've been baking with my mom, trying a couple of new recipes...now I'm at work, putting together Monday's newspaper!

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  60. I'm prepping for some visitors at the moment. My parents and my husband's parents will all be here at the same time. Talk about craziness!

    Thanks for the chance at a great giveaway!

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  61. Great giveaway Dav. Thanks for the chance to win. It's winter here, & the kids are still in school,so we're not really doing too much, sad to say! Give it another couple of weeks & we'll be hitting the surf every weekend though.
    Marina

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  62. It's only Monday, and I'm already getting ready for my weekend scrap get-away at the CK Convention in Valley Forge, PA next weekend. Can't Wait!!!

    Thanks for the fun giveaway!

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  63. I've been trying to get up the motivation to work on my wedding scrapbook. Since we got married in April the only part that's done is the guestbook part where everyone signed in!

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  64. karenp(kphike)8:21 AM

    awww love that book Davinie! Can't wait to see the innards of it!!

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  65. Karenp(kphike)8:22 AM

    ......oops and what I'm doing is - is surfing the net in between shuttling kids to camps!!

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  66. Just trying to improve my blog - and need a LOT of help.
    Thanks,
    Karen

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  67. What a fun giveaway! I've been scrapping all weekend for a fun online crop :)

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