Monday, June 4, 2012

Challenge #17- Celebrate Groups

Winners from the birthday blog hop and May's challenges will be announced on June 9th.

Welcome everyone, I hope you had fun hopping with us in celebration of Scrapping Everyday Miracles one year birthday! In keeping with the celebration theme I am issuing a challenge to celebrate the groups in your life!

We each have special friends that are just there for us, but what about those groups of people that we spend our time with through activities or church or other events? Well those are the groups we are going to celebrate for our June challenge! Maybe you have a mom's group, a scrapbooking group, church group, missions group, etc... tell us all about them and why they are so special to you. The Bible says in Matthew 18:20, "For wherever two or three are gathered in My name, there I AM in the midst of them." So even though this might be a scrapping group that you are celebrating, Jesus is still there and able to minister to any situation through a friends words or actions - that is amazing to me!

SCRAP TWIST: You must use a cluster of embellishments for our scrap twist!

Here is what some members of our Design Team created for this challenge... 
(Hover your mouse over the picture to see what each Design Team member has to say about their layout and you can also click on the designers name to visit their blog)
"Large groups of friends seem to come and go like seasons in my life. This group was one I found myself a part of a few years ago through the Children's Ministry in my church. We all piled into 2 vans and headed down to Chicago for a few days of leadership training, and bonding."
Hope you enjoy celebrating your groupies this month; make sure that you link up your creation by June 30th for a chance at our prize from...

Donna Downey is a bestselling author, instructor and all-around creative force as a mixed-media artist. In 2000, she got into scrapbooking as an extension of her paper product and photography addiction. This was only the beginning. From working as a popular columnist for Simple Scrapbooks magazine, to traveling the world inspiring women to push the boundaries of their own creativity, to developing her first mixed-media scrapbooking line with Prima in the Spring of ‘09, Donna is consistently on the leading edge of taking creative risks the push the creative envelope and empowering others to do the same with their art.

As a mixed-media artist, Donna is a born experimenter, blending and transforming both traditional and unexpected items into meaningful pieces of self expression. A former elementary school teacher, she has synthesized her first love of teaching with her passion for craft and brings this to women via workshops at scrapbook stores and events, writing books, and through her popular blog and website.

Donna lives in North Carolina with her husband, and is a mother of three exceptionally blonde children, a chihuahua and one blonde dog.

Check out Donna\s website to see the different workshops, books and inspiration she offers.

Donna is offering a wonderful prize to one of our lucky challenge participants, Donna's PanPastel series of workshops, Wow!


If you would like a chance to win the workshops from Donna Downey . . . , all you have to do is complete the challenge including the scrap twist and link it up by June 30th.

The workshops are not the only thing you can win...
You could be chosen as the Design Team's Top 3 or the Guest Designer for August.
(Guest Designers are chosen from those that participate in challenges and/or participate in SEMChit Chat Group on Facebook )

Winners will be announced July 7th!!!


Roberta: Mother of 3 said...

These are beautiful examples by the designers! I really enjoyed the variety of styles, supplies, and subjects! Also, what a generous and beautiful series of prizes from Donna!

Helen Gullett said...

It's a great idea for this month challenge. I need to dig in my pictures and make a layout before the end of month! :D

Thanks for the examples! They all are gorgeous!

karolin43 said...

Can I upload more than one design
And the second question, please do the cube that you can track email posted new records
Thank you
Shosh from Israel

karolin43 said...

The idea of a beautiful sketch
Friends celebration together
My page formatted my princess birthday 4th year

Sherri said...

Tammylee - have you removed your post? I tried to find it, but it no longer exists.

cbshai said...

What an inspirational challenge this month.