October is here and boy are we ready to CELEBRATE !! Please join us in a month long celebration of our ONE YEAR Anniversary !!!!! It has been a wonderful year and we are so lucky to have the support and participation of ALL of you !! One of our goals was to reach 1,300 members by today, and with your help we did it ... and then some !!! Thanks to all that invited friends to join us !! Our gallery is brimming with gorgeous projects and the creativity is amazing. It is exciting to have members from all over the world and to see all the different styles out there !! All of you help to make our site warm and friendly and we look forward to more time together !!
So get those party hats on, grab a beverage and let's start the celebration !!! To kick off the festivities, here is Sketch # 31 !!!
This fun sketch is based on a layout by ...
To help us party is this month's Guest Designer ... the very talented Kelly Noel !!!! Here is a little bit about Kelly and her fabulous take on the sketch ....
Kelly lives in Florida with her husband of 7 years, their 2 boys (Jackson and Brady) and their chocolate lab. She's been scrapbooking since her college days and became addicted after the birth of her first son in 2004. She's a designer for Studio Calico and KI Memories and was a 2008 CK Hall of Fame Winner and a member of the CK 2009 Dream Team. She also designs for her local scrapbook store, Ruban Rouge, in Palm Harbor, FL. Please stop by and check out her fabulous blog ... http://www.kellynoel.typepad.com
To keep the party rollin' ... our awesome Design Team is turning up the volume with these fabulous versions of the sketch ...
8.5 x 11 by Christa Paustenbaugh
Digital Design by Mary Martinez
Cards by Elaine Teo
12 x 12 by Kim Arnold
12 x 12 by April Yap
12 x 12 by Akiko Kuroki
8.5 x 11 by Christy Davis
12 x 12 by Wendy Smith
12 x 12 by Lisa Warren
And what's a party without party favors ....
Our Sponsor for Sketch #31 is Your Scrapbook Stash !! They have generously agreed to donate TWO $25.00 Gift Certificates to their store for our prize winnerS !! And since we're all partying let's add to the FUN ... if you shop at Your Scrapbook Stash and enter 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY IB' in the notes section, a free gift will be included in your order !! WooHoo !! So start creating and have your projects uploaded by 11:59PM October 31, 2009 to be one of the TWO lucky prize winners !!
Now don't stray too far from the party because there's lots more to come ...