Saturday, January 5, 2013

December Winners !!!

Tracey here bringing you December's winners for our Top 3 picks and challenges!
We have so enjoyed your joy-filled layouts-all of which made us smile, some of which made us tear up, but all showcased the joy that God wants us to have.
As I watched my children to open their gifts,anticipating their smiles of happiness,
I couldn't help but recall this verse:
If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good gifts to your children,
 how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those
 who ask and continue to ask Him!  Luke 11: 13

I want to also let you know about our SEM Facebook ChitChat Group where we visit, play games and share in fellowship. We would love to see your scrappy creations and get to know you better!

We were so amazed at your pages and your stories (click on the names to read their blog posts) that we couldn't narrow it down to just 3,
 so..presenting the Top 4 entries for December:

This page is gloriously inky and beautiful and your story behind it made us laugh.

2. Buffy

 This page is lovely and the touching story of your daughter moved us all.
We love that in the midst of unthinkable sorrow, you are able to reach out and see the miracle of Joy.

3. Brenda
Your layout is so bright and joy-fulled and your daughter is such a beauty!
4. Rochelle 
We loved your Christmas page with your non-traditional colors! We just have to look at your daughter's pretty face to see how lit up with joy she is!
Congrats to all 4 talented ladies and please feel free to add the "top 3" badge of honor to your blogs!
Thank you so much for all of you who played along! It was wonderful to see so many gorgeous entries in the busiest month of the year!
Because December is such a season of goodwill and abundance, we were blessed with 2 sponsors! 
The Random winner of the Main Challenge is
 Kelly H

Here is Kelly's heartwarming  entry:

The main challenge is generously sponsored by:

Kelly wins
 this beautiful ScrapThat! kit, "Victorian Dream",
featuring Graphic 45's "A Lady's Diary" and beautiful
matching embellishments and flowers !

**Winner will pay actual shipping costs for sending the kit from Canada.**
Shipping costs will be invoiced via PayPal unless you are a kit member, then your prize will be shipped with your monthly kit.
Prizes won during the month will be mailed out the first week of the following month.
Due to Customs clearance, International mailings sometimes take 30-75 days to receive.

A little more about ScrapThat! : 
Each month we create a unique and innovative kit FULL of carefully selected high-end, double sided papers, specialty papers, premium embellishments and often include one-of-a-kind specialty or handmade items. We include a signature product every month for you to collect, a scrapbook layout sketch and one technique product. Our mission is to nurture your creativity by providing the best products available, at a reasonable price to get the most out of your scrapbooking budget. Our online community provides monthly challenges, tips and tutorials and a fun place to hang out with our design team and other scrapbooking friends.

Online Community and Forums:

Our Sketch Challenge Random Winner is:
Meihsia Liu !

Here is her aptly titled, "cool" entry:

Our sketch challenge prize is gifted to you from

The Paper Bakery was created to make things easy on those scrapbookers and crafters out there that love projects, layouts, cards, and mixed media, but want the ease of putting projects of all sorts together. The Paper Bakery offers you unique project kits at an affordable price each and every month. We also offer scrapbook kits and mixed media kits with unique items in them for your crafting pleasure. In addition to fabulous kits each month our design team offers you tons of inspiration for you on our blog every day.
Sarah has generously offered our Sketch Challenge winner a $10 gift certificate to use on any item of their choice from the shop INCLUDING memberships. As an added bonus she is also offering all our readers who sign up for a new member to the kit club free shipping on your first kit. Simply use the code: ILOVETPB at check out to redeem.

Congrats to Kelly and Meihsia Liu !
Please email us at
 to claim your prize.

Thanks again to all who entered!

 We invite you to link up to our January challenge to be posted Monday the 7th
and our Sketch challenge to be posted the third Monday of this month)!

As we start another year, it can become all too easy to make resolutions
that fall by the wayside by March.
So remember that we were not meant to do it all by ourselves:

You say: "It's impossible."God says: "All things are possible"
Luke 18:27
You say: "I'm too tired"God says: "I will give you rest"
Matthew 11:28-30

You say: "Nobody really loves me"God says: "I love you"
John 3:16 & 13:34

You say: "I can't go on"God says: "My grace is sufficient"
II Corinthians 12:9; Psalm 91:15

You say: "I can't figure things out"God says: "I will direct your steps"
Proverbs 3:5-6

You say: "I can't do it"God says: "You can do all things"
Philippians 4:13

You say: "I'm not able"God says: "I am able"
II Corinthians 9:8

You say: "It's not worth it"God says: "It will be worth it"
Romans 8:28

You say: "I can't forgive myself"God says: "I FORGIVE YOU"
I John 1:9 and Romans 8:1

You say: "I can't manage"God says: "I will supply all your needs"
Philippians 4:19

You say: "I'm always worried and frustrated"God says: "Cast all your cares on ME"
I Peter 5:7

You say: "I don't have enough faith"God says: "I've given everyone a measure of faith"
Romans 12:3

You say: "I'm not smart enough"God says: "I give you wisdom"
I Corinthians 1:30

You say: "I feel all alone"God says: "I will never leave you or forsake you"
Hebrews 13:5
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Have a wonderful Weekend and congrats again to the winners!


Ирина said...

Поздравляю победителей! прекрасные работы! Congratulations to the winners! nice work!

Sherri said...

Congrats to all our winners and a big thank you to everyone who played along!

Kelly said...

Oh my goodness!!! So exciting!! :) Thank you so much and Congratulations to the Top 4 and winners too! :)

Buffy Esser said...

Congratulations to all the winners...and I just wanted to thank all of you who made it over to my blog and made such wonderful have no idea how much they mean to me!

Scrapper Myra said...

Congrats to all winners... and thanks for the great reminder of God's words. :)

Tracey Sabella said...

Congratulations to the winners!! Such gorgeous projects!! Thanks for the wonderful reminder that God is with us in all our endeavors and that we achieve nothing on our own strength. ~ Blessings, Tracey

Brenda Ragsdale said...

Congrats Kelly and Meihsia and to all of the ladies in the top 4! Also thank you to the SEM team! Wishing you all a Blessed New Year!

Toni Herron said...

Wow.. Such talented and stunning LO's!
Well done ladies congratulations! :)
Toni.. xoxo

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... I am so lucky, thank you SEM team. And congrats to all the winners. :)

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Lisa H said...

Congrats to all the winners!! What a great bunch of layouts. =)

Meihsia Liu said...

Hi, Tracey, tried to contact you by email to claim the prize but didn't get any reply. The email you provided here is probably incorrect.

Nicole Brenna said...

I sent you an email... I guess you didnt get it... I will send it over again right away.

Meihsia Liu said...

Thank you very much, Nicole... ^_^

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