happy birthday giveaway | write.click.scrapbook.

It's monthly Gallery reveal time at write.click.scrapbook. and as always, you won't want to miss a single layout! And June also marks the month we celebrate another year of sharing our love of simple scrapbooking!

Welcome to the big birthday bash Blog Hop! You should have arrived here from the blog of our delightful and talented leader

if not, begin here so that you can collect letters along the way to spell out a secret message that will earn you an entry in the surprise giveaway!

I don't remember exactly how I found write.click.scrapbook. but I seem to recall it was probably from reading Stacy Julian's blog. I clicked over and made a connection with what w.c.s. was all about and continued to visit each day, as I still do, and soaked in all the goodness presented to me. I joined in challenges presented by the hosts each week and I remember trying to learn how to upload a project inspired by one of the hosts to the Flickr group and not really getting the hang of it. The host that week walked me through it and that she took the time to help clueless little me. That meant a lot.

When I was offered the opportunity to join the team, I truly was surprised and definitely wondered how and why! I mean, who knew Monika Wright? No one. I wasn't published, didn't have a blog and had no design team experience at all. But, thankfully, they saw that I had a desire to create and to be creative in how I document our family's stories. I still pinch myself.

What makes me love write.click.scrapbook. is that there's always a willingness to help. We're a community of women from around the world represented by the United States, Canada, France, Sweden and now even Japan {one of our members and her family just moved to Japan for a few years} that all have a desire to tell our stories in fun, artistic, messy, simple, elaborate ways either by way of paper, digital or hybrid in layouts, cards, altered projects or mini books.

I've even had the pleasure of meeting one of our team members in real life when my Mom and I went to Chicago last year to see Zach graduate from Navy Boot Camp. Here's Alexandra, Oma and me in a mirrored window in downtown Chicago.

And you might already know that Lisa and I are partners with our 52Photos project, we're in our 2nd year!


This month, each of us was matched up with another team member and I am delighted to have been paired with one of our newest members, whom I find to be talented, crafty and have such a delightful, cheery style: Kathy Martin of Card-Blanc. Here's the layout I chose as inspiration...

...and here's a sneak of what I created with a handful of pretty paper scraps from my scrap drawer, my 2" square punch, a mini shipping tag and some Honeydew baker's twine that perfectly matched my chipboard sentiment. As  I said in my Gallery notes, I played around with adding more embellishments to better emulate what Kathy created, but ended up just clustering my embellishments in the lower right hand corner.

You'll need to visit the Gallery to see the rest of my layout and links to where each design team member got her inspiration.

Your next stop on the write.click.scrapbook. Blog Hop is with the immensely talented and creative

and the letter you need to collect from me is

so that you can enter the giveaway on the write.click.scrapbook. blog. To enter my giveaway for your choice of one of these from my Etsy shop.

just leave a comment below telling me what you like about write.click.scrapbook. Be sure to include your  e-mail address so I can contact you if you're the winner. Entries close at 8pm on Sunday, June 3rd and I'll announce the winner here on this post and also on Facebook.

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. The winner has been chosen and contacted. Thanks to everyone for stopping in and sharing your comments.


  1. Nothing better than starting the day with a good cup of tea and reading your sweet post Monika!

    Thank You!


  2. I'm so happy to have been paired with you for this month's gallery! I love your take on my page!!! Love the yellow background...yellow is so sunny and makes me happy! I can't believe that you didn't even have a blog when you started wcs! You sure have an awesome blog now!!! Would like mine to look half as awesome! Did you do your own? Well, I better stop chatting and head over to Paula's blog. Great stop! :)

  3. I love your fun and colorful layout! Really fun blog too! Looking forward to looking around some more!

  4. What a beautiful heartfelt story - I can always feel your great heart and soul in your layouts! [I'm so jealous you got to meet Alexandra ad she got to meet you... You all look amazing]

  5. Oh gosh. it's a meeting of the tall lovelies!! and your mom looks soo good!!

    monika, you were a diamond in the rough that needed to shine. and now look at you!! you have created a little love it all empire--couldn't be more happy for you!! you are goodness times three with a cherry on top!

  6. The inspiration I find at WCS is amazing! What I love most is seeing layouts that are like my style!

  7. What do I love about WCS? I love it all! I especially love the variety of inspiration the collective shares and the focus on story telling.
    Thanks for the chance to win!

  8. I love WCS because I get to see so many designers - and be inspired by them! - in one place. I also love that every week has a different theme and a different host. It's like visiting a whole bunch of blogs in just one place! Happy Birthday, WCS!

  9. Sweet layout! I love write click scrapbook because it really stretches me creatively, but also makes me think more about the writing side of things. Thanks for the chance to win! mprantner at gmail dot com

  10. Adorable page & inspiration. Happy Birthday to WCS! :)

  11. Love your page and the colors you cose! What I like about WCS is all the fun ideas done simply! Thanks for the chance!

  12. What is not to love al WCS....all the inspiration is amazing!

  13. I love the fact that WCS has so many fresh, different topics. It never get old. Thanks for your inspiration. Dawn F. finleydr@yahoo.com

  14. What a great layout. I am enjoying this hop and all of the inspiration!

  15. I have loved WCS from the beginning. For me it's all about the inspiration and the warmth of the hostesses - you guys are all amazing!

  16. Love your layouts and all the creative ideas you share, thanks for the inspiration!

  17. I'm a grid-girl so consider your layout loved and lifted! WCS is a powerhouse of scrappin' talent. There's really is something for every papercrafter at WCS. Fun blog hop too! Thanks


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