Monday, March 21, 2011

ella blog hop and a giveaway!


Have you seen the latest eBook Scrapbooking the Everyday? It is full of 34 fresh new ways to celebrate your everyday life. Today, along with my Ella Friends, we are hosting a blog hop! What's in it for you? Read on and you'll find out!

Have you ever taken pictures throughout one whole day? I am always curious to know what a typical day was like for my mom with my brother and I underfoot. Was she as tired as I am? Did she have time to take a shower, exercise, read? On this day, I documented what I did during a typical day. My everyday schedule has already changed since I did this layout--looks like I need to do another one! 

I put this layout together before Seth had come along. It wasn't photos taken all in one day, rather photos that highlighted this particular phase of my life. I simply highlighted things that were important to me or things that are a part of my everyday life--like messes--those aren't important to me, I'd rather do without them, but they are a part of this phase in my life! This sketch is courtesy my friend, Kristen.

Have you ever put together a photo-less layout? Gasp! This was my first! I made this one a little over three years ago. I wanted to record my thoughts on how being diagnosed with Crohn's disease had helped me to slow my life down a bit--forced me, rather. I wanted to focus on something positive about my not-so-fun circumstance.

I made this layout when Seth was six weeks old. I wanted to document what was going on in my kids lives at this particular moment and tell them what I loved about them. It's just a simple snapshot in time.


All of the Ella Friends get to giveaway a copy of this fabulous eBook! That's 12 chances to win! Leave me a comment on this post and I will choose a winner Wednesday evening--around 9pm PST. 
For 11 more chances to win, hop on to Donna Jannuzzi next! 

To check out the other Ella Friends that are participating in the blog hop, go here.


72 comments:

Kate aka stinkydudette said...

Love your 2 pagers! Thanks for the chance to win!

DanaMK said...

Great LOs! I love your idea of a snapshot in time and I plan on doing that every once in a while from now on. Thank you!

malwa said...

Love your work! :) I participated in "12 the 12th" last year and really got hooked on documenting everyday life. (Although this year I've decided to do it in some other way than "12 the 12th". Not quite how, though.)

Glenys said...

Gorgeous layouts! Thanks for the chance to win!

Lisa said...

thnak you for the chanche to win! i love your layouts!

Fran said...

I have never scrapped a day in the life... I will have to give it a try. Thanks for the great idea.

Laura said...

Love all your layouts! Thanks for the giveaway.

Jenny McGee said...

Great layouts, I need to take my routine photos for a day and put together a layout. Thanks for chance to win.

Monica said...

Love the day in the life layouts. Thanks for sharing! And thanks for the opportunity to win!!

Counterfeit Kit Challenge said...

What a fun way to discover new blogs! You have already inspired a layout idea for me, so thanks!

Jenny said...

Love your layouts!

joel & ginny said...

Love the LOs--especially "countin' our blessings"

Lee Currie said...

OUTSTANDING! Such great peeks into your every day - can't pick a favourite out of them all. Happy Spring!

ruth said...

Adorable kids!!! Perfect to create adorable layouts! :)

of stuff about me! said...

Thank you for the chance to win! I love your layouts. This is a wonderful idea. You've inspired me to try documenting a day. Thank you.

Jessica said...

These are beautiful layouts. The 2 pagers are amazing, so inspiring. I had never been to your blog before but I will be from now on! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

kathleen said...

Your 2 pagers are spectacular!!! I truly need to do more every day layouts!!! Thanks for the inspiration and a chance to win!

Christine said...

I've always loved those layouts of yours. I need to do something like that too one of these days :)

Carolyn Lontin said...

Love your style! My little guy's name is Seth too! :)

Susan said...

Love your layouts ~ thanks for the chance to win!

maryboys said...

please add me to your list...this looks to be a wonderful ella book:)

mary

Lara said...

great layouts! Your kids are adorable!

Peg said...

Great layouts, love the little snapshots like this. I would love to have the book. I really love Ella stuff!

louisemerriman said...

I am loving this blog hop and your pages! I would love to win!

TinaM said...

Love your layouts. Thanks for the chance to win.

Melissa said...

Love your layouts!

Sara said...

Love Day/Week in the Life projects! The ebook looks awesome. Thanks for the chance to win.

Jen said...

Great LOs! Thanks for the chance to win the e-book!

Beth Hallgren said...

Keep up your faith! Beautiful layouts & children :)

stamphappy2001 said...

Love your layouts of snippets of your life. Thanks for the chance to win.

BunnyFreak said...

Love the idea of using photos you have to document your routine. I am bad about documenting one particular day with photos so this idea would work for me.

Aliza said...

I love your lo's. And they're 2 pagers to boot!

brandi said...

I am sure this book will be as fun as the last one I just downloaded ( the heritage) I love it
Thanks for this great chance

Fragglered said...

Hi!
Love the layouts!
Fragglered (-:

Kristen said...

Great ways to capture special memories! Thank you for sharing!

Miss Kathy said...

Great ideas for "everyday" type layouts. Thanks for a chance to win this book.

DebF said...

thanks for sharing your day! looking forward to seeing the e-book one way or another lol

Sue said...

Great double page layouts!

Chris Hertel said...

Fabulous layouts. Thanks for the chance to win. I'd love an ebook. :)

Keshet said...

Don't enter me, but wanted to say how much I love your layouts!

Kristen said...

Cute cute! I loved how you worked that sketch. I loved that sketch! Maybe it's time to revisit it with my current daily schedule...hmmmm

Briana said...

Great ideas! Thanks for sharing your layouts!

9isfine said...

What a great idea to do a layout about this phase of life. If I can squeeze in a moment, I just might lift this one! ha!

Christa said...

Love your LO's!

Lisa said...

Love your layouts. What fun in just a few years to look back on how your typical day has changed. Looks like a great ebook- thanks for a chance to win!

Miss Niki said...

I love the square photos! Wonderful use of many!!

Kimberly said...

Thank you for sharing your layouts!

Jeri Pettingill said...

What a great ebook. I need to take advantage of these great ideas and record our family moments.

Kimberly said...

What fabulous layouts! Thanks for the chance to win.

justasiam said...

I really want to win this book!

scraphappymom2000 said...

Great pages. Would really enjoy a copy of the new book.

clmk523 said...

Great layouts! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tara said...

I hadn't thought about multiple pics of a typical day- usually I just take a random picture each day. I'm totally going to do this. Great idea, Brenda. And great layouts!

Marianne said...

Great layouts!

Winnie said...

Great layouts! Thank you for the chance to win.

Majic Scrapbooker said...

Thanks for the reminder that I need to do another of these layouts for my life right now :)

irene moira said...

love your LOs so much, brenda! thanks for inspiring me through ur great LOs & also for a chance to win the book :)

Binty said...

TY for the chance to win. love those LOs.

luvjezuz said...

Love the idea. :) Love the book. Hope I win ;) love ya

graphics_girl said...
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graphics_girl said...

Thanks Brenda! Love that Ella has given me a chance to check out your blog!

charmi said...

I love coming across new blogs which are inspiring..Loved your 2 page layouts !!
Love ella books..Thank you for a chance to win!!

Laura T. said...

Love what you created! I LOVE their eBooks and just have to have that one.

Jerri Silman said...

Love you layouts! Thanks for the giveaway!

Jessica Ozburn said...

1I love your layouts! Such great ideas! Thanks

Gab said...

Fantastic LOs - thanks for the chance to win!

Lee said...

Wonderful layouts and I enjoyed the questions on todays post for the heritage pages.
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nickandstaci said...

I just did a photo day and haven't scrapped them yet! need to do it!

beth said...

What a great idea this blog hop is! Now, I just need to know how to get teenagers to let you take their pictures! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lisa said...

Love the 2 page layouts and the ideas for catching a tidbit of life right now!

Diane said...

Great layouts and what a great Ella Book :)

shelley said...

really inspired to check this out!!! thanks for the inspiration.