Sunday, August 5, 2012

Winners . . .

Well it is that time again!  Good Sunday to you all.  We had so many participants this past month that it took us a little longer to come up with all our winners :)   This is Elizabeth here to announce our July challenge winners.  Before I do I want to remind you to check outSEM's Chit Chat Facebook Group  for some scrapping fun!  We would love to have you!  Grab a cup of (iced) tea or coffee and join us for some girl time.  We would love for you to share your layouts or links to your blog posts, interact with us about the latest scrapbooking tips, techniques and trends, or just bless us with your company.  Lots of chit chat goes on over there and we are enjoying getting to know everyone better.  Won't you join us?  

THANK YOU to each and everyone of you who participated in our July challenges!  It was such a blessing to look at all your pages and be reminded of all the created beauty around us!  I love that while God could have created everything in grays and we would have never known any better He didn't.  Instead He chose to bless us with His creativity, grace us with His beauty, surround us with His artistry and fill our world with color!   Surely we are surrounded by His everyday miracles :)     

I put all the entries into  and the winner is . . .Tina C!   Congratulations Tina!!  Please send us an e-mail at to claim your $30 Ormolu Gift Certificate!  Enjoy :)

And now it's time to announce our Top 3 choices from the July Challenge #18!  We have been so blessed by your pages and I was thrilled with how many people participated in both the main challenge and the sketch challenge for July!  So many in fact that we had a hard time choosing just three and so there were some "ties".   Thank you for participating in the challenge and don't forget about the scrap twist we always throw in :)  Remember to link up your post and not just your main blog.  
(Note: The Top 3 are only chosen from the Main Challenge...)

1.  Tracy from Garden of Grace
Tracy's gorgeous page about their family dog (a created beauty indeed) was stunning - the flower cluster and stitching was just beautiful!  

2. We had a tie for second between Felicity and Toni
First up is Felicity.
Felicity's page about her newborn niece just took our breath away!  So precious and indeed life is the best created beauty there is :) 

Next we have Toni.
Toni's page of her son with his 4H animals did a great job of capturing the story through her photos!  All the little details were just a great addition to the page :)

   3.    And finally for third place we had another tie between Trish and Jessica
First up is Trish
Trish's page of her twin boys just made us smile!  Her photos perfectly captured the unique personalities of her sons while showing gratitude for the joy these "created beauties" add to her family!.  

Last but not least is Jessica
Jessica announced her fourth pregnancy through her page.  Congrats Jessica we are thrilled with you at the created beauty growing inside!  Indeed one of the best "everyday miracles" :)

Congrats ladies . . . and thank you for inspiring us!!!  Feel free to check out these ladies blogs and see the details of their pages - leave some love while you are at it :)  If you were one of our top three (well five this month - lol) you are welcome to take the top 3 badge from our sidebar and display it proudly on your blog!   Many thanks everyone everyone for playing along!  We enjoy visiting your blogs or on-line photo albums and seeing all the talent you have been given!  We look forward to seeing your entries for the August Main Challenge and August's sketch challenge.
I hope you all have a great day of rest and week ahead of you.  Thank you for being such a blessing to this design team!  May you experience God's blessings in the everyday miracles around you :)


Jessica said...

Thank you for choosing my layout for your top 5! Congrats to all the winners!

Tracey Sabella said...

Thanks so much for selecting this LO of Ellie as your top pick among the wonderful submissions. What an honor and blessing. Congrats to all of the winners!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Cara G said...

Congratulations to all the winners...everyone did such a wonderful job on this challenge!

Jojorenee said...

Congrats to Jessica and the winner of those awesome goodies!