Saturday, May 1, 2010

Guess What Today Is! (+ a Giveaway!)

It's National Scrapbooking Day! I am hosting the All Day Challenge and Hourly Challenges today over at Scrapbook.com

I love to scrapbook and it truly makes me happy. I love being able to have a creative outlet. And yet, I hardly ever, if at all, mention it to people in my everyday life. I have a secret internet life! Who knew?

The theme for this year's All Day Challenge is "Why do you scrapbook." I always think of my dear, sweet Nan. I just want to keep my memories alive.

Just yesterday I found a stack of letters that Nan has written to me when I was a child. One of the letters, dated August, 14th, 1989, read, "Everytime I look at the front porch I can see you sitting in that rocking chair reading. So many nice things for me to remember. I love you so much, you're my special bitty and will always be." Where do the memories go, when they are lost?

If you would like, you can read the rest of my article over at Estee's Take.

And since it is a day to celebrate everything about scrapbooking, I would love to give away some of my very favorite embellishments: buttons! Shocked, I know you are. I have 4 button packs from my very favorite Etsy Shop, LittleRedCottage that I would love to share with you. Just leave me a comment letting me know what you are up to today! You have until 11:59PM on Monday, May 3rd to leave me a comment. I will randomly choose 4 people to receive a package of buttons.

Have an amazing weekend!

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

I attended a card class this morning
that was really fun. I am looking at all the special deals on the internet right now to find some specials. I would love to win some
buttons. These look great...Have a
great day!! I am!

Beth Buss
buss@ncn.net

Jennifer said...

What am I up to today??? SCRAPPING of course!!! I started National Scrapbook Day off with a bang & went to a crop at my LSS (I also work there) last night & my co-worker and I scrapped til 3am!! I'm now up & ready to face my scrap desk. I have lots to catch up on & since there is rain in the forecast for the entire weekend it is the perfect place to be!! Of course I started the laundry & made sure everyone was fed & clean....gotta take care of the other people that live here! Love your blog. Oh...I love buttons too!! hehe

afilatreau said...

I will be following along on scrapbook.com with you as much as I can until "pesky life" gets in the way and I have to go to Walmart to buy diapers. Hey, now would be a good day to potty train my 6 month old, don't ya think?

Lisa said...

Just found you on scrapbook.com. Fun! Today I am keeping my foot up after surgery, and what better way to do that than to scrap. Hoping to get a few layouts done and maybe a card or two. Have a fabulous day! (OOH... I love buttons too!)

heidi said...

Just last night I sat and read a bunch of letters you wrote to me while I was in Idaho. And your poetry!!

xxoo

Ann Cicilie said...

Hi!

Really love what you make, so many gorgeous details!

I've actually found some time for scrapbooking today, and a couple of friends have been over for some cake :)

Beautiful buttons!

Michelle said...

goodness, it's NSD and I'm scrapping!
what could be better!? :-)
I'm also hanging out @ scrapbook.com
having a blast and hoping I win something!
Thanks for the chance to win some buttons. a girl can never have to many of them :-)

Nitasha said...

Happy NSD! In between baseball games and birthday parties I'm checking out blog hops and hope to participate in some on line crops tonight!

kmassman said...

What a fun page full of special memories! Thanks for a chance at the buttons. I've been following you on RSS--now I'm following you publicly, too!

Elina said...

Due to our time difference (10 hours) I had to wait until late evening before all fun at the NSD started. Now I'm just enjoying all the truly inspirational lay outs people post for the all day challenge.
National Scrapbook Day also took me to your blog and I've been having a great time browsing around. I'm sure this will not be my last visit here!
Regards from a Finnish scrapper

Anonymous said...

Ah, I'm busy at sb.com, scraping and keeping Lilly busy. she's get about 15 minutes of each hour!

Stay safe!

EeyoreLynn (sb.com)

StaceyL. said...

Today was about me (not the mommy or the wife - but the woman) I ran a 5k to start and then headed to the beach. Now checking in on all the scrappy stuff! Nothing wrong with a button obsession in my opinion! Thanks for the chance to win.

Donna Ryan and Paula Wade - Designers said...

Oh I love buttons!!! :) I am scrapping today and entering all the fun hourly challenges!! Hope you're day is fun!

Brianna said...

Oh my goodness! Love all those buttons! I have been a little under the weather today, so haven't been able to join in all the NSD festivities. I did make a couple online orders so I contributed something to NSD! :)

Beverly said...

I spent most of the day at Scrapbook.com!!!! Had a ball and even won a prize!!!!! Took off a little early to go to dinner at Bandanas with my family and my parents. Yumm, smoked turkey, yummmmm

Darlene Servolini said...

Estee, I had the BEST time on scrapbook.com all day! It was so exciting to do all the challenges! :D

Your layout is so beautiful! :)

{Sarah} said...

I wish I could answer with something fun, but today I didn't get to scrap at all =( Tomorrow though, I'll be celebrating a bit of a belated NSD by myself =)

Tarynne said...

I played along on scrapbook.com, I think I only missed 1 challenge.. maybe 2? Can't remember! It was my first time celebrating this day, thanks for making it fun!

Amy said...

I'm at work today :( I'm just looking forward to this afternoon when I can get out and take the kids to the park with my husband. Tomorrow my little guy turns 6. I was reading your blog about your daughter, I agree, where does the time go?
Have a great day!
Amy

Rebecca said...

It's Sunday and I am scrapping again today!! Yesterday was great fun and a whole weekend of scrapping is almost more thna I can bear! I am giddy with joy!!

marisa said...

I was home with hubby and all 5 kiddos under my feet trying to scrap! I did do my first challenge on SB.com though! Hope I win!

TUKI said...

Your blog is awesome and your pics are amazing... thank you for sharing your creativity with us!! I'm working on a mini album right now that i'm hoping will be done in the next couple of hours.... Happy Sunday!

Anonymous said...

Well Bug and I went shopping yesterday for all the scrapbook sales. Yes I spend way too much money if the hubby knew, but I don't think I spent near enough. ;)

We were back in time for me to enjoy last night and watching and reading all the exciting posts. I will be trying the challenges next year.

EsteeLynn - when I read someone was worried about you and the tornadoes yesterday I was about to go looking for you, then I saw you online.

I played until 3am this morning and watching the weather. Bug and I got hung up in the 'boro. Having to spend an hour in Belks would have been fine - if we could have shopped. They kept us safe though.

I looked tonight and saw that I had won of the Door Prizes and I am so excited!

I most enjoyed your blog on "Why I Scrap" if you are not published yet you should be.

I haven't tried the buttons yet, although I will be in the near future, maybe I should check my sewing box too.

I hear the rumbling of thunder and I know it is heading your way too right now - stay safe tonight.

Suzi

2MiniSchnauzers said...

I'm cleaning the house getting it ready for my Dad's arrival tomorrow. He's coming for a visit from MS. :)

2Angels said...

I just adore your layout! Having just lost my gran this week, it really touched me.

bluucaca said...

love the buttons thanks for giving me a chance to win them

shruti said...

been to archivers and had fun....

Gina L said...

Estee, memory loss is such a devastating thing. (hug)

just me and z said...

I LOVE that layout! That birdie is so cute!! I was able to participate a little in NSD-- finishing one layout and completing a new one. I haven't been scrapping lately due to time, but it sure did make me realize how much I miss it and how I am going to try and find more time to do what I love!!!

Cynde said...

What am I up to today? Going to attempt the weekly challenge and get some scrapping done. Love those buttons. Such fresh, new colors.

Ashly said...

love buttons!!! didnt win at SB.com so I thought I would try here :)

Jenn said...

Your layout is beautiful, wow!


Yummy buttons too!

mommyof5kidz said...

Estee, I know I am too late or the buttons, but wanted to tell you how beautiful your layout is. It tugged at my heartstrings...I too have a Mamaw that can't remember me. I used to go to church with her every Sunday, and I would go to her baby sitting job with her...I loved spending time with her, and she can not even remember me. It hurts...but I know why. Unfortunately...the only thing we can do is like you said...remember for both of us. Thank you for that message. I think it is exactly what I needed today. =)

JoAnn said...

I love buttons too! I love to use them on layouts and cards.
Today my family always goes to my Mothers and we cook out. So I'll be leaving in about one hour to go for some family time and some good food. Thanks for the chance to win.