Scrapbook Steals Birthday Blog Hop!

Happy Birthday Scrapbook Steals! I am so happy to be a part of your birthday blog hop!
You should be visiting from my wonderful friend Cristine!

I'm happy to take a turn on all four birthday challenges!

Challenge #1 - happy 4th birthday – use 4 items
Use four items and ONLY four items for your project.

My four items are:
Ink (pads and mist)

I chose to make a layout celebrating my sweet love, Gregory. He is a reluctant photography subject, but he has a sweet smile that melts my heart. The journaling is hidden in the folder.

Challenge #2 – 2009
Since we launched in 2009, do a project remembering your favorite part of the year.

2009 was the year I married my husband, and we became our unique little blended family. Later that year, my youngest was born. For my family, 2009 was a big deal. I've wanted a canvas celebrating our year, but never made one. Luckily, this challenge was the perfect motivation. I want to frame this black and hang it.

Challenge #3 – Favorite Vendor
Choose your favorite vendor and create a project using their products.

It's not a surprise that my favorite Scrapbook Steals vendor is Authentique, and their steals with Scrapbook Steals have been nothing less than amazing! They have offered many mega packs that I have stolen. This layout uses papers from several of those steals, highlighting the beauty of many Authentique lines. Bridget, my youngest, put stickers on her dad and I. I thought the picture was too cute not to scrap. I adore playing with her, and our matching stickers were fun to model in a photo.

Challenge #4 – Washi Fever
Create a project using everyone's newest obsession, washi tape. On this project you must use 4 different tapes (since we are celebrating our 4th birthday).

I chose to do a mixed-media plaque for my washi project. "Love" is a word that came to mind often when working on a project for Scrapbook Steals! I used washi as part of this project, and the four types are zebra, red print, turquoise print, and turquoise stripe.  I used washi to finish the edges of this plaque, and it finished this project nicely.


Of course, there are prizes! Create your take on any or all of the four challenges, and link up your projects to Scrapbook Steals by Wendesday at Midnight Mountain Time. Also, follow my blog and comment on this post, and you will be entered to win a mystery 4 pack grab bag! Comments posted before Wednesday at Midnight Mountain Time will be entered to win!

 Next, you get to visit my extremely talented friend, Cyndee!

Happy Birthday Scrapbook Steals!

In case you are lost, here is the whole line up!

Cathy Caines:
Venetia Holbrook:
Erin Colby:                                


  1. Great job on all four challenges. I love your idea for the 2009 one!

  2. Love all of the card!!!!

  3. Fabulous projects Venetia! I love that page property of Bridget. So cute!

  4. Excellent mixed media project, you are so talented! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. What great takes on the challenges!

  6. Oh, Lady- You're simply A.MA.ZING!! I love all of your projects- they blew me away! LOVE!!

  7. Your projects are all so unique and so YOU! I truly love them all.

  8. Wowzers! you rocked those challenges. Love that you took them off the page too.

  9. Stunning! And that washi plaque, literally made me gasp!

  10. Amazing!!!! That card is to die your work and very happy to follow your blog!!!!

  11. Wow! Your projects are so awesome. I love the "Love" canvas. It turned out fantastic!

  12. V you never cease to amaze me! I LOVE the layout about your Gregory =) It is so manly yet still has feminine details.

  13. LOVE all your projects! I adore how you mix patterns and colors!

  14. Can I have your mixed media talents?!? You are amazing!

  15. Loved watching you make two of these!!

  16. Love your projects. So fun! Just started following your blog. :)