Friday, June 1, 2012

Happy Birthday & Giveaway

Today turns three! Come on in and join the party!

To help us celebrate today's birthday festivities, we have put
together a team blog hop! To make it easy, we are going in
alphabetical order. As you click from blog to blog, you will be collecting
letters that you will need to know if you are selected as the lucky
number for a giveaway.

If you're arriving from Francine Clouden's blog, you are right on track. If you would like to participate in the entire hop, start at Alexandra Sirugue-MacLeod's blog.

Alexandra Sirugue-MacLeod
Amy Sorensen
Celeste Smith
Christa Paustenbaugh
Deb Duty
Diane Payne
Donna Jannuzzi
Emily Pitts
Emily Spahn
Erin Sweeney
Francine Clouden
Kathy Martin - You are Here
Katrina Simeck
Kelly Jeppson
Keshet Starr
Lisa Kisch
Lisa Ottosson
Marie Taylor
Marnie Flores
Monika Wright
Paula Gilarde
Sarah Pendergrast
Teka Jo Cochonneau
Valerie O'Neall
Vivian Masket

Those of you who follow my blog might be wondering why I'm participating in a hop with As it turns out, I'm thrilled to announce that I've been invited to join this team of talented ladies! Can you believe that?!?! When I saw the list of talent at I honestly kept thinking...why do they want me?!?! I'm very greatful for this opportunity and look forward to contributing to this amazing community!

For those of you who may not be familiar with, it
was founded by Tina Cockburn, Marnie Flores and Elizabeth Dillow when the magazine they worked  for ceased publication. These three friends knew there was an opportunity to nurture and support the scrapbooking philosophy that had changed their lives and their storytelling—and to nurture and support the relationships that had formed among the magazine's contributors and with the magazine's readers.

Why I love let me cound the ways!!! I'm new to this site and team and today I've learned from each and every member along the hop what a great team I'm joining! I love the philosophy, the members, Marnie, the great topics and inspiring work! This is going to be a fantastic journey! :)

To learn more about and what it has to offer, click here.

For my first assignment at, I was asked to create a page inspired by one of my teammate's projects.

The above page is the one I picked by the very sweet and talented Monika Wright because of the heartfelt journaling about her son.

And here's a sneak peek at the page I created. You can see this page in its entirety along with the all the June gallery projects when you arrive at

So what's a birthday party without presents???

You have lots of opportunity for prizes along this hop since most of the team is giving away something on their blog and then will be giving away a prize too! How exciting is that?!?! The letter you need to collect from in order to be eligible for the prize is 'C'.

My giveaway is the colorful set of Bella Blvd. accents picture above. This prize package includes a set of Ciao Chip Family Words, a roll of Pink Flowers Designer Tape, a package of Bugs Flags, the Masculine Mix from Button Market and a package of Dahlia Crochet Flowers! In order to win this prize package, all you have to do is sign up to follow my blog if you aren't already and leave me a comment telling me if you heard of before today. That's it! Good luck! I will draw and announce a winner Monday morning.

Whew! Long and exciting post today! From here you want to hop over to Katrina Simeck's blog.

Enjoy the hop!

Kathy :)


alexandra s.m. said...


I'm so happy you joined the team!
I've loved your work for a long long time!
Off to see what you did with sweet monika's page...

I'm excited!!

Monika Wright | I Love It All said...

Welcome to the team, Kathy...your style and creativity are so charming and just make me smile. Can't wait to see your layout in the Gallery this month, well and every month!

Frauke said...

I know WCS for some time and really like it and now I'm a follower of your blog, too.

marnie said...

kathy, you radiate happiness. i love that! so very excited to get to know you more!!

connie said...

I have been a follower of WCS for a while now.

Nathalie said...

CONGRATS Kathy for joining this awesome team!!! I am a WCS fan and I can't wait to see you post over there :) Your page is beautiful!

Lynnbobscrap said...

Just found your blog through the hop and I'm a new follower! Congratulations!

Marg Van Patten said...

So happy to have found you! I'm a new follower. COngRAtS on landing a spot on the WCS team!

Karen Moore said...

Congrats on joining the team! Love your sneak peak!

Ruth G said...

Kathy, I am already a follower of your blog and I did know about before also. I also have a son going into middle school (but in August - we don't have year-round school here). Big hugs to you since I know that changes are challenging for all kids, but especially ones with lots of challenges built-in. I hope that things go smoothly for your family with this new transition.
Congrats on joining w.c.s.!

Christa said...

Kathy I am so happy you are here with us! And of course you were asked-you are fantastic!!
Love your layout!!

Holly Saveur said...

Gorgeous photo and layout..hadn't heard from WCS before today ..heard from it here today on your blog update(I am a email subscriber)..have been doing the bloghop and LOVE it!
Thanks for the chance to win a great giveaway!

Miriam Prantner said...

LOVE that you actually used a pencil and ruler on the page, so cool, and what a great way to commemorate going off to school.....we're doing that in the fall.....

Patricia said...

Thanks for the chance at your prize! I'm a new follower to you but not to WCS-I've been a huge fan since the beginning!

Mary-Anne V said...
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Mary-Anne V said...

Really like your layout. Congrats on joining the team. I have never heard of this company before but am excited to see what they are all about. I am a follower of your blog.

Rich said...

Congratulations on joining a great team. Your layout is wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to seeing your work on the WCS site. Dawn F.

Meghan said...

I had heard of Write Click Scrapbook before but after reading your blog post [I'm a subscriber via my Google Reader], I added it to my subscriptions and get regular updates now! You are perfect for this company. They are lucky to have you!

Bethany Becker said...

I became a follower of your blog. Today is the first time hearing about Write Click Scrapbook. Looking forward to seeing all your work!

Ashley Newell said...

This is a fabulous layout! I love love love it! (I'm already a follower.) :)

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

so happy to be a new follower! And no I hadn't heard of them until now, so thanks! Would love if you get a chance to stop by my blog sometime! Thanks again!

jesa said...

Loved everything about your layout!

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