End of the month reminders!

Hey, there is a lot going on around the little ol’ blog!

First, my October projects! I made a chore chart for each of the kids and a “Christmas Memories” clothes pin!

For Drew I used the new Thriller line! To make his buttons stick to each day of the week I used little velcro dots!



Faith’s chore chart was made using Candy Land! Each day is counted off using buttons with a magnet back on it.



Last I made a Christmas Memories Clothes Pin. I made a button bouquet tree to mimic the tree in the White Christmas paper line!


Second, don’t forget you can win the brand new Thriller line by entering the contest over at A Cherry On Top here!

Last, have you heard about LOAD? Its a Layout Of the Day Challenge. It will be full of inspiration and goodies!!!! Check out the blog entry below this one! And please if you would like any more information, email me!

Happy Scrappy,


LOAD (Layout of the Day) Challenge

Ok, so here are the official details!

When you sign up and join you get a daily prompt and inspiration email, and you create a layout a day. Every day. 30 layouts? Yes, there is 30 days!

How it works:

*Create a layout a day for the entire month of November.

*Upload your creations to our online gallery and group at a message board created just for this.

*Admire the layouts of yourself and others!

*Be eligible to win fabulous prizes!

Here’s what you’ll get:

-Access to our online gallery and message board!

-Daily inspiration email from me with a prompt, quotes, humor, sketches and general fun!

-The opportunity to win the Grand Prize (for creating and uploading a layout each day for the entire month) as well as weekly prizes.

-An awesome blinkie so everyone knows the fun you are having.

The participation fee is $5 for the month.

But wait! Don’t leave! I have a question.

Ok, go for it!

FAQ #1. Sounds great! How do I sign up?

Answer: You can Paypal me at mandiedillard at yahoo dot com, or contact me for my mailing address. Can’t wait to have you join in!

FAQ #2. Are there minimum size requirements for the layouts?
Answer: I say 6×6 is the smallest you can go! If you want to do say cards, you need to do 3. Otherwise 6×6 and larger!

FAQ #3 Why a daily email? Why not just post it all?
Because I want constant contact with you! I want you to daily be inspired (or at least poked) by me!

FAQ #4. Hey what if I don’t like one of the challenges?
Answer: You don’t have to do it. As long as long as you do a layout. I am just providing a bit of inspiration, a jumping off point.

FAQ #5: What if I miss a day? Can I “catch up?”
Answer: For the purposes of this challenge, we are creating a layout a day. That means there is no “catching up” or “banking.” However if you want to complete on November 30th all the ones you missed, go for it! It’s very satisfying. You do get 2 “get out jail free cards” since it is a holiday month. Just email me a, “Hey Mandie I just couldn’t do todays layout!” Plus Thanksgiving day is going to be a bonus day not a have-to day!

FAQ #6: Can I upload layouts I’ve already created?
Answer: Um. . .No! It has to be fresh, brand new pages!

FAQ #8: What if my washer explodes, we’re hit by a hurricane, the power goes out, I get sick, I decide to go to Tahiti, etc.?
Answer: Then you will have my sympathy, compassion, or envy, depending on your circumstances. But again, to be eligible for the Grand Prize Drawing, you have to upload a page a day for the entire month (have I said that enough yet?).

FAQ #9: How will you decide who wins the Grand Prize?
Answer: At the end of the month, everyone who has uploaded a page each day during the month will be entered in a drawing. Then I will pick my favorite person. Haha! Just kidding. It will be random. Entirely random. Really, really random. As in randomgenerator.com!!

FAQ #10: I’m in a different time zone. Can I still play?
Answer: I hope you will! The daily challenges may go out a bit late for you, but you can work ahead or backwards on those as you desire. And when I look at daily uploads, I’ll be going by 12 midnight CST

FAQ #11: I’m a digi (hybrid, organic, paper, recycled) scrapper. Can I participate?

Answer: Yes! All scrappers are welcome! And please tell your friends!!!

FAQ #12: I’m a manufacturer, kit club owner, store owner, etc., and I’d like to donate prizes. Would you be open to that?

Answer: Um, yeah! Totally! Email me please! mandiedillard at yahoo dot com!

I think that about covers it! Please email me if you have any questions. Otherwise when you paypal me I’ll send instructions to that email address I receive it from. If you need it sent to another email address, please let me know!

Happy Scrappy,

Where has the month gone???? A Challenge just for you!!

I swonder! I told myself that I was going to do better this month with my blog. But. . . .ya know. But I have a little bug to put in your ear and a reminder.

First, the reminder:
Do you want to win some Thriller? Come on you know you do!!!! Check on this contest I’m hosting over at ACOT:

Second, how would you like to be inspired everyday for a month? Maybe the month of November? A friend and I did a Layout of the Day challenge last year on another blog and loved it. So she has conspired with me to do one on my blog! Here is how it will work. Everyday starting November 1 I will post a challenge. I want you to upload it to your blog and then come here and leave a message in the comment section showing your layout. If you don’t have a blog just email me the layout. You will have 24 hours to do this!

Now, I know what you are thinking: “What this is a holiday month!!! Have you lost your mind?!” but I am going to give you 2 get our jail free cards so to speak. And I think this will give us all a little reprieve from the holiday hustle and bustle. A little “me” time during this busy month.

At the end of the month if you completed all the task I will put your name in a random generator and you will receive a BIG prize. (There will probably be some Rusty Pickle in there too!) Remember now the more people participate, the bigger the prize! So tell your family, friends and general acquaintances.

Ok, so have I convinced you yet? Great! Email me: mandiedillard at yahoo dot com for full instructions!!!

Happy Scrappy,

Wanna win some Thriller????

Thriller is here!!!!

If you want to win Thriller take a look over at A Cherry On Top! If you have any questions please email me!

Happy Scrappy,

Fall is in the air!

In Alabama there are really only two seasons: Hot and Not so Hot.  We have finally hit the not so hot although according to the news we will be back to HOT by the weekend.  But man this cool air has put me in the fall mood.  So, yesterday I started pulling out the fall decorations.  I had started working on my monthly Rusty Pickle projects already and decided to go completly fall!  I am very pleased with my new entry way sign:

Welcome Fall

Then I made a set of 3 cards which I think I’m going to give to Faith’s teacher:

Fall Cards

Thanks for looking and
Happy Scrappy,