Sunday, September 16, 2012


A little late but I guess in this case late is better than never, right?  Especially for our winners :)  This is Elizabeth here to announce our August challenge winners.  I missed posting last week because my family went to visit a new addition - one of the many everyday miracles - to our family.  My sister-in-law had a beautiful baby girl - Olivia :) 

Thanks for letting me brag a little :)  Before I announce the winners I want to remind you to check outSEM's Chit Chat Facebook Group  for some scrapping fun!  We would love to have you!  I'm so excited about the change in weather here and the promise of fall, so grab a cup of tea or coffee and join us for some girl time.  There is nothing more warm and comforting to me than a cup of tea, wrapped in my favorite blanket and chatting with a girlfriend!  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.  We look forward to getting to know you better!

THANK YOU to each and everyone of you who participated in our August challenges!  It was so fun to see all the different places you visit for vacation and the moments that God uses to bless you and your families!  I was so encouraged by stories of fun, relaxation and refreshment - all ways that God provides the moments we need to re-energize for the days to come.    We are very grateful that you allowed us all to see into a window of your lives - this is the best part of scrapping everyday miracles!!     

I put all the entries into  and the winner is Jamie . . .   Congratulations Jamie!!  Please send us an e-mail at to claim your $40 gift certificate to the Artful Delight Kit Club and Store!  

Artful Delight is a monthly scrapbooking kit club and store that is designed to bring you the latest and greatest scrapbook products. Our kits are jam packed with fabulous pattern paper, coordinating cardstock,embellishments, and so much more. Every month we have a new scrapbooking kit and card kit which allows versatility and we can meet all your needs no matter what kind of projects you like to create.  Previews of the new kits are on the 25th of each month on our blog You will also find on our blog inspiration provided by our talented design team and monthly layout and card sketch challenges.  You can visit us at

And now it's time to announce our Top 3 choices from the August Challenge #19!  We have been so blessed by your pages and I was thrilled that we had 28 entries total in August, especially for a summer month when we are all busy with our vacations - some of the very ones you created pages about!  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.   Libeeti
Libeeti's beautiful page celebrated her beach vacation. The soft blues really took us to the beach right along with her and the way she used a stencil to make a unique pattern on her page was just stunning!    

2.  Tracey S.
The entire design team agreed that this page was breathtakingly beautiful!  The netting and flowers were perfect.  Tracey's story really spoke to us as well as she created this beautiful page as a gift for a special family of one of their most precious and peaceful vacations before losing their son to epilepsy.   

   3.     Lydia  
Lydia's page of her son on their holiday in May was beautiful.  All the little details screamed holiday, beach and fun!  The soft stencil design on the page really pulled it all together.  

Congrats ladies . . . and thank you for inspiring us!!!  If you were one of our top three 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 September's Main Challenge- Let's hear it for your boys and September's sketch challenge.
Have a wonderful weekend dear friends and may God's blessings be evident to you in your everyday miracles :)


Marjolaine said...

congrats ladies, beautiful pages!!!

Tracey Gregory said...

Congrats to all these talented artists!

Svetlana Austin said...

congrats to all the winners! beautiful projects!
and I am very surprised to see my name here too! thank you so much!

Scrapper Myra said...

Congratulations everyone. Great challenge and all beautiful projects.

li-bee-ti said...

Thank you so much for choosing my layout as one of the Top 3! I'm very honored.
Congrats to all the other winners, your layouts are stunning!

Jojorenee said...

Congrats Svetlana, Elizabeth and the Top 3!!!

Sherri said...

You ladies ALL had such wonderful submissions this month, the photos, the stories, the all made it very difficult on all of us to choose. Thank you for a great month of submissions. Congratulations to all the winners.

Toni Herron said...

First of all..... AWWWW congrats on being an Aunty.. So exciting!
And love love love all the choosen LO's...
And did anyone else notice the top 3 all have the same colour scheme.. Love them! So soft and beachy! With truly touching stories!! Well done... :)
Toni.. Xoxo

Lisa H said...

Congratulations everyone!! Elizabeth, I just can't understand why you were distracted by that sweet little baby… LOL. =)

blsd2scrp said...

Congrats everyone! Thanks to Elizabeth for the kind remarks!

Felicity Ives said...

Congratulations ladies! All very worthy winners, not only did you create gorgeous layouts but I now want to go travelling.

Tracey Sabella said...

What a blessing to be selected in the top 3. It was such a blessing to create a LO for this precious family!! Congratulations to the other winners, too!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

Tracey Sabella said...

Oh and Elizabeth, congrats on your beautiful new niece, Olivia!! ~ Blessings, Tracey