Friday, May 15, 2009

Apron Strings Blog Hop and some Blog Candy

Apron Strings Designs has started a blog and in celebration, there is a scrapbooking event that is going on this weekend. They will be posting challenges all weekend long (check back there later today to see a sketch I created) and there is a blog hop going on with the design team.

A little story about how I found Apron Strings Designs....
I live in a very small town and there is a larger city about a half an hour away. There were a few local scrapbook stores and two of the big box crafting stores there, but their scrapbooking sections were pretty bleak and the local scrapbook stores were all closing down. There wasn't really a place for me to get scrapbook supplies, let alone try to get matching items to go on my scrapbook pages. Three years ago I came across a post about kit clubs on a message board that I visit often. The ladies were chatting about the different places they have received kits from (image that.....there is someone out there that does all the leg work for you and gives you everything you need to put together beautiful scrapbook pages). I visited the different websites for the various companies and came across the Apron Strings Designs website. They have two different complete kits available and a card kit, too. I signed up that day and I have been receiving their awesome kits ever since. I have never been disappointed in any of the products that they have sent to me and it has made my life so much easier and there is no commitment (but I don't have any plans on stopping my kits anytime soon). They have an online store where you can shop and have items shipped for free with your kits and you also get a monthly online newsletter packed full of ideas on how to use your kits. The ladies that run it are great and they like to give out cookie jar treats (translation=scrapbook goodies) when you participate in challenges that they hold often.

Here are a few of the layouts that I have created with their awesome kits:

On with the blog hop.......if you didn’t arrived from Jennifer Halleck’s blog, then go back to the Apron Strings Designs blog to get the details and start at the beginning. You can collect phrases from each of the blogs to enter for some yummy scrapbooking supplies (details on the Apron Strings blog). On my blog, I will also be giving away a mini album that I created from one of their kits for a design team project a couple of months ago.

If you would like to be entered for this mini album, just post a comment under this post and I will draw a winner on Monday May 18th from

To play along with the Apron Strings Designs Blog Hop and to be entered to win some scrapping goodies, you need to visit each of the design teams websites and collect a phrase from each, then email them to Apron Strings Designs. The phrase from my blog is:


Now, on to the next blog… will visit the wonderfully talented Louisa-May Khoo's blog and pick up your next phrase. Have fun!!


  1. Those are great pages. And I love the album. How did you make it?

  2. Ah, I loved that album when I first saw it -- LOL, it's just too bad I'm not eligible. But whoever wins is one lucky person!

  3. Love your pages and that mini-album is awesome!!!! :)

  4. Love, love, love your pages.
    That album NEEDS to come home to me. LOL


  5. Amy, I love your lo's I think they are awesome.. I have never tried a kit.

  6. hey Amy! What a fantastic post! I do love that mini album!

  7. that mini album is so cute... love your layouts!

  8. love your los!!And your minialbum is so pretty too!TFS!

  9. Wow! Your projects are amazing! The mini album is so could you let it go?

  10. I have loved being a part of Apron Strings Designs! This is a fabulous idea for the weekend; thanks for playing along ans sharing your incredible designs!

  11. Great LOs of you and your family! You all look so very happy! ;)

  12. I love that album, but when I clicked on it to get a better look, it didn't enlarge.

    Thanks for offering the candy!


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