Saturday, March 3, 2012

Our Favorite Things Blog Candy Extravaganza!

Welcome to the Our Favorite Things Blog Candy Extravaganza!  

You should have just come from Ellen's blog.
If you are just joining the hop and want to start from the beginning, please start at Dena's blog.  
This is going to be an amazing event!  
Many of you are familiar with Oprah Winfrey's famous "Favorite Things" show where audience members walk away with an array of fabulous gifts.  It was always so fun to see how excited the audience members got with each giveaway.  Well, if you've always wished you could sit in the audience of one of those show tapings, we have the next best thing for you!
Each participant in this hop is going to share a favorite of hers.  It could be a craft-related item or a non-craft related item.  In addition to that, each blogger is giving away blog candy!  This means you have a chance to win at every stop!

Each blogger has her own rules for winning her blog candy, so please be sure to read the rules on each blog for a chance to win.

Without further ado, here is the project I created for this hop:

I created a two page layout of my top ten favorite things!
I used my favorite paper in the world, Echo Park from my favorite line "For the Record"

The first page is my top 5
#1-My Husband Wyatt
#2 My Babies- Dylan (the kitty) Dylan (my niece) Elle (the dog)
#3- Friends (My best bud Mandie and I at a Sounders game)
#4- Scraping (Mandie and I at a weekend scraping retreat)
#5-True Blood (Eric Northman, hottest vampire ever!)
Page 2
#6 Reading (My Kindle Fire and a list of some of my favorite books)
#7 The color GREEN (My green laptop, purse, wallet, football team)
#8 Music (Glen Phillips the lead singer of Toad the Wet Sprocket one of my all time faves!)
#9 Cheese (every kind of cheese we had in the fridge that day)
#10 The Paranormal (Ryan Buell from the TV show Paranormal State and I)

So there you have it! A small glimpse into my life and the things I love! 
Now for some candy! Here are some of my favorite things that I would love to share with you!
As I mentioned before I love Echo Park.  Here is another line that I love with some brads that closely match.
A Cuttlebug embossing folder that I love so much I bought it twice!
I mini dust pan and broom which I use ALL the time for my small table scraps. 
And since fall is my favorite season and Halloween is all up in the mix I thought what the heck!
In order to win to my candy all I ask is that you show my post some love, that you are a  follower of my blog, and that you live in the continental US. Super easy!!
The lucky winner will be chosen by and announced  on Tuesday the 6th!

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed what I shared with you today. Please be sure to hop on over to Liz's blog to see what she has to share with you and for more blog candy fun!  
Happy hopping and good luck to you!

Below is the entire blog hop lineup in case you lose your way:


  1. Love your Lo's. You did a great job fitting your favourite things in on two pages!! HUgsxx

  2. I love that you made scrapbook pages of your favourite things!! I am a new follower but unfortunitly I don't live in the U.S:(

  3. What a super layout with so many of your favorite things!! So here are the answers to your questions: I'm proud to be a long-time follower (STALKER!) of yours ... I love your STYLE, wit, and projects ... and yes, I live in the continental U.S. (suburban Philadelphia).

    And EEEEEEK, I love that idea of the little broom and dustpan for my table scraps. I'm going to have to scour my dollar store for one of those. And now I think I'll put my handheld vacuum up there too, since most of my scraps aren't TABLE scraps but FLOOR scraps. LOL. I am a messy crafter!!!!

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey

  4. Nice give away. Like your layout. I am a follower of yours on google. I live in USA in a town called Hopatcong, NJ


  5. Hi new follower and subscribed thru email. Ok You have inspired me to make a two page spread of my favorite things. What a great idea to look back on years to come and see what and who was in your life that made it special!! LOVE IT !!! and for the blog candy. I am so in love with that mini dusters. another great idea!!

  6. Shannon, I love your colloage of your favorite things. I did catch the one of Sounders and happen to know that is a Seattle's soccer team. Although I have not been to one their games since the late 70's, my BFF and her husband are fans and go quite often. They too have their Sounders scarves and I see Sounders items displayed at their house all the time. So you can guess that we are somewhat neighbors in the bloggy land! I have to say though that the cutest picture on you pages has to be Dylan with the chocolate kiss hat! OMG that is so adorable. She is too and so perfect looking. Your giveaway is very generous! I did take a second look at the mini dust broom/pan and laughed. I have one of these in my camping box, but never thought about using one at my craft table. What a great idea. tfs Tami (I'm a follower_

    Tambos Creations!

  7. Those pages are so cute!
    I love the idea of a mini broom to clean off my desk. Thanks for sharing that.

    i am an email follower.

  8. Those LO's are awesome!!! I love the framing around the edges of the pages! And what an extremely generous giveaway! Thank you so much for my chance so happy to already be a follower!

  9. What a cute layout. I'm saving the idea. I'm a follower. Thanks for sharing and the chance to win.

    vwilson577 at

  10. That's an AWESOME Giveaway! I am hopping through today. I just became a follower of your blog, and live in Missouri. My favorite thing is Scrapbook Paper!! LOVE it and can't get enough! LOL!! Thanks BUNCHES for the chance to win. Have a GREAT Day,
    Me-Ma Kim
    kimnsammy at gmail dot com

  11. I'm a US follower who love Echo Park too! Great layout.


  12. So cute! I'm a new follower from I hope you'll follow back!

    Thanks for the great giveaway-

  13. Your layouts are great! I love the idea of doing a layout of all your favorite things. This would also include all you are thankful for too. I hope some colby was there. It is my all time favorite cheese. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

  14. Oh, I just loved seeing your favorite things .. so mush fun! I have to say my fav vampire is Damon on Vampire Diaries .. yummy :-) I am already a follower...
    jejaeb at cfl dot rr dot com

  15. Great Layout, I am also a big fan of Echo favorite paper!

    New follower!

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Super cute! I love fall as well -- but I'm really glad spring is around the corner, woohoo! Your pages are so cute and inspiring! Thanks,

  17. Echo Park is my favorite line of your LO' a new follower!!!

  18. I am so happy to have become a new follower of your blog! I love your site, and your style!!! I loved looking at your project, and it has inspired me to make one just like it for myself. I think I am going to do that after the blog hop! Thank you also for this wonderful blog hop, and for your kindness and generosity. I look forward to visiting your site in the future!

    Suzanne Roseberry

  19. O.k. so I'm now a follower and a copy cat!! I have to make a collage like that!! FABULOUS. We never seem to do stuff for ourselves and that was my New Year's Goal. Love the little baby with Kisses on the hat..too cute! I hope you get a chance to see the layouts I created for a recent hop detailing what I used to do before scrap booking. I think it's terrific that you created this precious, beautiful memory.
    Creative Wishes, Claire

  20. LOVE your layout! What a great giveaway! I'm a new follower. I LOVE the idea about the mini dust pan and broom; I never would have thought of that. Thanks for the chance to win!


  21. I'm a follower and what a great idea for you layout. I never would have thought to get a mini broom for my desk. Perfect after I use my border punches a lot.
    Thanks for the chance for the great blog candy.

  22. I just became a follower. What a wonderful layout. I love the idea of the little broom- that is sure something I could use.

  23. shannon, that is an AWESOME layout. I LOVE it!!! :) it was nice hopping with you! cely_rohr at hotmail dot com

  24. Awesome layout Shannon! I'm a huge Echo Park fan myself :) Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win :)

  25. This is a great layout! I think scrapping the everyday things that you love, or hate, it a great way to look back on your life and the individual chapters of it! This is the first time I've done a blog hop and I'm having so much fun! I'm definatly going to be following you with your great ideas!

  26. Such fun layouts, Shannon... super cute idea to scrap your faves!! That is going to have to be one of my next projects... I love that idea! Thanks for sharing your faves with us and giving us the opportunity to win such a fun giveaway!

  27. Your top 10 is a great layout. so fun. I would love to win that little dust pan.. it's so cute.

  28. I love your favorite things LO!!! Personally #5 is my all time favorite :)
    TFS and for the chance to win!!!

  29. WOW!! super cool layouts about your favorite things! I love #6 I love to read on my kindle and oh boy I don't know what I would do with out it:) Thanks for the chance and most of all sharing with us all:)

  30. Fabulous idea to make a scrapbook layout of your favorite things. I love the photo of your niece with the hershey kiss hat--so cute! I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  31. LOVE LOVE your LO!!! What a great idea!!! Love the pics you used!! How sweet!! Many of your fav things are mine as well!! I am a new follower and would love if you popped over to visit my blog. ;) Thanks !!


  32. What a fantastic display of favorite things. This will be a great project to pass down to generations...great job. Happy to be a new follower.

  33. Great favorites! I love that you showed them in a LO. New follower!

    erinrbullock at hotmail dot com

  34. Great layouts, thanks for sharing some of the wonderful people and things in your life. I have so many wonderful things and people that I love I know it would be hard to pick out a few to share with everyone but you did a great job. I just became a follower of your blog.

  35. Aweome layout! What a great idea to document your favourites. Interesting to come back a year or two later and do again to see what is the same and what has changed! Cool! Thanks for the inspiration! What a great blog hop!
    gaudet5 at rogers dot com

    1. Oops forgot to mention that I am just an admirer as I am Canadian.

  36. Shannon, I just love your layout! Think it's so cool that you have a green laptop, I definitely agree with you when it's comes to True Blood! Your blog is super cute!
    Puppy Hugs,

  37. EP and Cuttlebug! You're my kinda scrapper. :D Love the LO's.

  38. wow..nice layouts! I became a follower. Thanks for the chance to win.


  39. Shannon, what a COOL layout!! I feel like I just got another peek into who ya are!! :) And I have to say -- Even if I don't win your fun blog candy, I'll be picking up one of those mini brooms and dustpans!! WHAT AN INGENIOUS IDEA!!! :)

    I'm a follower :)

    Amy :) at
    scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

  40. What fun layouts and favorites! I'm a new follower!

  41. Wonderful idea for a layout! I like that it speaks so much as to who you are and that each page is full of small sections yet it is not cluttered!!

  42. I love the idea for your sb page! That's so cool you got to meet Ryan, he's so adorable. :P
    I'm a new follower and email subscriber

  43. Love your post. You reminded me that I told myself years ago that I was going to make a "My Favorite Things" album. Hmmmm... guess I better finally get started! Thanks for sharing. Any yes, I signed up to follow your blog.

    missstamper (at)

  44. Great layout! Love it! I need to scrapbook more - or do a my favorite things in my project life book I'm doing. Great idea!
    Already a follower!
    craftycardgallery at

  45. I absolutely LOVE your scrapbook pages!!!
    I am a follower :)

    sillyscrap at

  46. OMG Shannon I soo love this idea!! Yummm Eric :-)

  47. Thanks for sharing your layouts. I need to work on my two kids layouts and your are a great inspiration to me!

    Gina L.
    happymom2010learning at gmail dot com

  48. Great layouts! TFS
    I just became your newest follower and email subscriber. Thanks for the chance to win.

    mvasquez69 at aol dot com

  49. Love your layouts! I love that you scrapped a little of who you are into your layouts. Great job!!

    plese.cathy at yahoo dot com

  50. love the layouts.
    scrtsbpal at yahoo dot com

  51. Love your layouts, what a great way to record your top 10. I'm a new follower.

    scrapdiva2011 @ gmail dot com

  52. What a great idea for a blog hop! I share some of your favorite things! Thank you for sharing and a great giveaway!

    amanbains1 at gmail dot com

  53. Love your Layout love the colors. thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.
    Iam a follower

  54. This is a super cool layout! What a great idea! I am going to have to make one! TFS CallyAnn(follow)
    MY fav is my ATG Gun!

  55. I love the double page LO. I was thinking of making a collage and you've given me the inspiration. As always, nice being in the hop with you.

  56. I love your layout.
    joyfulhrt at gmail dot com

  57. Already a follower. What a great way to show off your faves. Thanks for all the fun.
    Loving Scrapper 101

  58. Love your collage of fav things. My fav thing are cardstocks and decorative papers as well as markers. I just can't seem to get enough of these. My hubby sometimes scolds me that I am spending to much when I already have cardstock on hand (lol).
    Diane (Hawaii)

  59. I love your project, what a fantastic idea! I am a new follower!
    scrapqueen141@gmail dot com

  60. Love your project...super cute!! TFS!


  61. I see many of my fav things on your list. lol. Already your gfc blog follower in U.S.
    contact@neatthings-boutique .com

  62. Adorable layout!


  63. Love your top five but Eric is MINE!!!

    Katsews at Gmail dotcom

  64. New follower here, found you because of cardmonkey! I love your layout and I too LOVE ERIC!!! I had never watched true blood before until my step daughter told me I should so starting in Aug I watched all 4 seasons until I was done and wanting more!! I can't wait till it starts up again and I am so in love with Eric! :)
    Thanks for the chance to win awesome prizes it is very generous of you.
    Deb C

  65. Beautiful 2 page layout! New follower from Dena's blog. :)


  66. I am a new follower:) I look forward to sharing creations, I love you layout idea, gives us a look at the person you are:)
    mexicopetshop at hotmail dot com

  67. I love reading too, although these days, it's mostly blog stuff! LOL! I too, love cheese and Echo Park. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Echo Park! GAHHHH!!!! Can't get enough! LOL! Love that you featured several of your favorites. What a great keepsake!

    Thanks for joining my hop!
    Dena Jones

  68. What a great idea Shannon! I can't wait to do this too! Isn't that little "kissy" hat the CUTEST? Already a follower and thank you for sharing your idea!

  69. Shannon, you did a marvelous job on your layouts. I am a new follower.

    My daughter & like to make cards but she has been asking to scrapbook. Maybe we'll get started soon!

    Thanks for the opportunity to follow this blog. ~Beth :)

  70. Love your unique looks so fun and you can't beat the theme of "favorite things!" I am following by GFC and by email and it absolutely tickles me that you are including a mini dust pan and brush with your candy! Thanks for the chance!
    kladd94803 at aol dot com

  71. I love your top 10 pages!! So cute! And when I was looking at the blog cany you're offering, I had a total "light bulb" moment...Why in the world have I never thought of getting a tiny whisk and dustpan for all the mess I create on my desk?!?! BRILLIANT!!!!

    amyis300 AT hotmail DOT com

  72. I love your top ten favorite things!! I just became a new follower. I live in NC, USA! Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway!

  73. Hi there! I am a new follower of your blog and I love it! Your creation is soooooo fun & fabulous! I bet it was fun to make too! Thanks for the awesome inspiration and for the great giveaway. I really appreciate that you gave everyone a bit of extra time to enter. It's hard to get through all the blog hops I want to get through in time to win the goodies so thank you!!!

    XO ~ Amy Jo (follower)
    amyjrockstar at gmail dot com

  74. Wow, Shannon, I absolutely love your layout!! What a great way to display all of your favorite things!! Just fabulous my friend!! And thanks for the chance at some awesome candy - that mini broom is such a great idea!! :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts