Friday, October 30, 2009

These are a few of our Favorite Vacations and OUR WINNER for FAVE SEASON!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Good Morning (or Evening!!!) one and all!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) For the loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee of all the seasons!!! Wowwwww!!! We had soooooooo many amazing entries!!!!! WOW WOW WOW…now granted there are only four seasons…lol...but I was soooooooo happy to see all of them represented!!!! We had some gorgeous summers, springs, falls and winters!!! And this next part is the hardest part!!! The VOTING!!!! My team and I always have the hardest time picking a winner!!!!! We only have ONE WINNER this time (yeppers….pay attention…there was a clue there!!!!)….and that WINNER is…………….LEAN and the FALL MINI she CREATED!!!!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) CONGRATS LEAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We loved your MINI!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  Check her creation out here!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)




 

 

Please email me at bmwgirl@cox.net so that we can get U your NoelMignon.com $20.00 gift certificate and the YUMMY Thickers from Michelle!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) **and since I know you live overseas from Noel, after you have shopped your $20.00 worth of goodies from her shop....U let me know how much shipping is going to cost....and I will cover it for U!!!!!!** :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And again we are lucky enough to have a YOUNGEST player to give an honorable mention too!!!! This is ABBY'S LO....and look how AMAZINGLY GORGEOUS it is!!!!!! And she is ONLY NINE YEARS old.....i just sayin' the Heidi Swapp's, the Jenni Bowlin's and Nikki Sivils's (sorry....Nikki....but I just have to use U in this example!!!! LOL!!!) better watch out....cuz Abby is gonna be taking over their jobs in the scrappin' world someday soon!!! She is just WOW AMAZING!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Tanya....please send me your addy so I can get a little RAK out to Abby for being our youngest player! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  Here is Abby's GORGEOUS LO!!!!!



soooooooooooooo what is our next challenge....and what was the little hint i gave out?!?!?!?! Well.....let's start with the challenge.... These are a Few of our FAVORITE VACATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww let's talk about my hint....sooooooo u see.....my dt are the bestest!!!!!! When i first started this challenge blog....they all stepped up to the plate and volunteered to be a sponsor for a challenge or two and help me donate the prizes to our winners!!!!! Then the GDT's that we have had have volunteered also (*love them!*)....soooooooooo this time around Hanneke is offering up this AWESOME HOLIDAY prize for our winner!!!!! And then....Michelle...our amazing GDT this month has offered some MORE THICKERS for the winner of this challenge.....and then then then Peggy....my dear friend that I had the honor of meeting last June, and has recently started her own ETSY shop contacted me and offered to be a sponsor for this challenge too!!!!!! Since our theme is FAVE VACATION...I asked Peggy if she had anything to offer that goes with a travel theme....and eeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!! she did!!!!!!!!!! sooooooooooooo she is offering an amazing amazing kit for travelers!!!!!! (no worries my lovely ladies....i will post photos of all of these after i am done rambling!!! lol!!!)........sooooooooooo i thought....yeah!!!! that is sooooooooo nice that we have THREE prizes for this next winner of FAVE VACATION....but then I thought...."U know Julie (yes, i talk to myself in third person! lol!) why not even MAKE IT BETTER for everyone and HAVE THREE WINNERS for FAVE VACATION?!?!?!?"......soooooooooooo that is what I am gonna do!!!! One person will win the Thickers from Michelle, one person will win the AWESOME prize from Hanneke....and one person will win the OMYGOSH travel kit from Peggy's ETSY shop!!! (and hehehehehehehe....look CLOSELY at the photo of her prize....IF ANY of U recognize the ONE thing that JULIE has to SEE EVERYDAY of her WORKING life....DT can't answer this one....lol....nor Peggy....cuz I all ready told her....LOL!!!....then tell me in a comment in this POST....and WOWWWWWWW....Julie WILL give ANOTHER prize from the names of peeps that get it right and send a little PRIZE to them too!!!!!!) .... yes, yes, yes....I know....JULIE...U ROCK!!! hehehehehehehe!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Sooooooooooooooooooo WE ARE GONNA HAVE THREE WINNERS from THIS CHALLENGE!!!!! And if anyone guesses what item in Peggy's prize that soooooooooooooo closely relates to Julie's life...then those names will be put in a drawing for a prize from me!!! HOW FLIPPIN' COOL IS THIS! ?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

here are photos of the prizes!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
From Hanneke:



From Michelle:



And from Peggy's ETSY:



 


and now...onto what the dt created for this AMAZING challenge!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


Ok.....first up!!!!! Our GDT Michelle is back with us!!!!! And I can not TELL U how much I adore this woman!!!!! Her and hubby Michael are like the MOST romantic cutest couple EVER!!!!!!! And her FAVE VACATION is her annual honeymoons her and hubby take!!!! How ROMANTIC is that??? :):):):):):):):):):):):) just look at that heart she made and those adorable photos!!! *love* *sigh* Michelle just makes me giddy happy all over! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)



Next up is my sweet DEANA!!!!!! Her FAVE VACATION was to Spain and Portugal!!!!! Would U just look at this lo???? holy smokes!!!! look at all those YUMMY photos and that MAP in the background!!!! But U know what my FAVE part is???? That totally ADORABLE photo of her and hubby down in the corner.....CUTEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!! *love* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)




Next up is my Sarah-bera!!!!! (i just totally made that nick name up!!! lol!!!) Her FAVE VACATION was Hawaii!!!!!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this lo....... i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos, the flowers....and all the YUMMY circles!!! (i don't know what it is....i am TOTALLY obsessed with circles right now...lol....hehehehehehehe...my serving bowl in the cupboard has gotten a LOT of use lately....with tracing on this cardstock or that pattern paper!!! LOL!!!)....soooooooooooooooo when i see a lo with lots o'circles....I just *sigh* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)




Next ... my AMAZING JAMIE!!!!! holy smokes....seriously....quote by quote...this was my comment to her when I saw this...."STOP IT STOP IT STOP IT!!!!!! stopppppppppppppppppppppp being sooooooooooooo amazing!!! lol!!!" Totally hope she knows I was totally playin' with her....but seriously....look at how amazing she is!!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!!!! the texture...the colors....wow wow wowwwwwww!!!! Her FAVE VACATION is Pismo Beach!!! i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the paint and all the YUMMY textures!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)




 

Next....my wonderful HANNEKE!!!!!!!! holyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy more YUMMY circles!!!!!! i just love love love love Hanneke's work!!!! Her FAVE VACATION was her trip to Spain this year!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all those photos and I spy some major YUMMY staple action!!!!!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)



Next..my holy wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww amazing GEORGIA!!!!! I know I say this like every time....but I can not even tell all of U how AMAZING I think she is!!!!!! Her FAVE VACATION was London!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Look how she made the flag....and then put all those yummy photos and travel bits layered in the FLAG!!!!!! She is a true digital queen!!!! *love* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)




Next....this woman..........ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh this woman!!! CHRIS!!!!!!!! Her FAVE VACATION spot is Green Turtle Cay!!!! I am telling U....this woman is the QUEEN of using stuff out of the *scrappy* box!!!!!! Look at the metal piece...the colors....the layers...just absolutely amazingly gorgeous!!! wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)




Next up....holy...Julie shed a TEAR when she saw this one!!! wow wow wow!!!! JENNEKE!!!!!! Look at what she made!!!! Jenneke has a FAVE VACATION DREAM of all of us getting together and meeting!!!!!!! *sigh** loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that girl!!!! she put all of us USA girls in here....then she put herself, Hanneke and Jeanet in a "Julie Air" plane (with SMILEYS of course!!!!!!!) to come see us.....then she added Georgia coming to see us from Brazil in a balloon!!!! Seriously......I was getting all teary-eyed when I saw this!!!! * love love love love love love * it sooooooooooooooooooooooooo much! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)





Next....wow ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh wow!!!! Look at this gorgeous MINI that AMY CREATED!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE it!!!!! Her FAVE VACATION was when her and hubby went to Italy (*side note...little jealous of that!!!!*) And here is what Amy had to say about her trip: "My hubby and I were invited by a family who has a grandmother with the sur name Muffoletto. We stayed for 2 weeks and even thought we do not know for sure if there is any relationship they still treated us like we were family. It was a trip of a life time. I do believe all the money in the world could not have paid for this trip, the experience  and the feelings we still hold dear to our heart. Jasin was able to take his brother there this summer. yep, They invited us back except next time they want to come to the USA" ...*sigh* how sweet is that?!?!?!?! And *double sigh* how HOT HOT HOT are Amy and her Hubby!?!?!?!?! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)



 

 

Next.....my AMAZING Jeanet!!!!!! Look at this GORGEOUS lo!!!! love love love love this lo!!!!!!!!!!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that photo and as U can see her FAVE VACATION is anywhere by the sea!!!!!! *sigh* I totally agree.....the ocean always gets me.... this girl amazes me sooooooooooo much!!!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all those ribbons....and she is one of my masking queens!!! *sigh* loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee her! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)




Next my sweet adorable BEKKA and the FAVE VACATION spot she picked was when her and some friends got together to support their hubby's when they ran in a marathon!!!!!!!!!! just look at their ADORABLE shirts!!! "roadkill wives!!!" LOL LOL LOL!!!!! i read this story on her blog....and the photos they had were sooooooooooooooo fun!!!!!!! they even posed with a fire hydrant that was painted to look like the local sheriff!!! LOL!!! loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)




Next up....is from that one gal u all love and adore (*i hope* ... fingers crossed...maybe??? hello??? is this thing on|???? LOL LOL LOL!!!)...... Yep....its JULIE!!!!! Her FAVE VACATION is......The Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Las Vegas!!!! *ok ok ok....sooooooooooooooo U all are like...WHAT??????? is she CRAZY???? A simple room in a Las Vegas Resort is her FAVE VACATION spot???? Holy smokes ... what is wrong with that woman??? LOL!!!! *but hear me out....* this is my journaling: "She's not an exotic destination, nor a far away land...she's nothing special to some...and doesn't have the fanfare of a magical land...but she's where i feel magic...where i feel beauty...where i feel creativity flowing...so no matter it be spring, summer, winter or fall...the Bellagio's Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will always be my fave vacation- this is where my dreams come true!" ...okkkkkkkkkkkkkk....soooooooooooooooo now do U see why I say that its my FAVE VACATION spot??? lol....hoping you are all nodding YES and agreeing now!!! LOL!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)




Soooooooooooooooooooooo again.....WE WILL HAVE THREE WINNERS from this challenge.....U can create a LO, mini, altered project....whatever your heart desires.....just get us a link to here by the 14th of November (the evening that is).....and we will be voting for three winners this time....and and and don't forget to tell me WHAT item in Peggy's prize is ALL ABOUT JULIE :):):):):):) for a chance to be drawn for another prize from me! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


Love to all....and can not wait to see what U create! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

49 comments:

Amy Muffoletto said...

Okay...I am so glad Julie is letting us pick 3 winners this go round. I am truly having a hard time picking just one fabulous layout cause they are all fabulous. Congrats to Lean....You rocked that mini book. I think you were a little inspiration for this challenge. Love all the layouts from our amazing DT. Can't wait to see all the beautiful vacations you all have taken. Happy Scrappin'!

Lisa Howard said...

Once again, you girls have blown me away!!!! I love each and every layout! And now I want to visit each and every locale! *sigh* Can't wait to see what everyone submits for this one...F-U-N!!!

Hanneke said...

Congrats to Lean!!!! Such a great mini!!! And i so agree with Amy, 3 winners makes it a lot easier to choose!!!! Can't wait to see what you all create!!!!

Peggy said...

Wowzer, such beautiful DT work again! I actually started on my fav season LO, which is now lying on my desk ... almost finished LOL. Let's hope I'll make the deadline this time around!
xxx Peggy

Lean said...

Thanks girls you make me a very happy girl lovely goodies i win...yeeehhhh!!!
The new challenge looks great again and i love what you all made.
Have a nice weekend evry one[hhihiii i will]bye bye,Lean.

Jeanet said...

Wow..congrats Lean!!Gorgeous mini!
And I love all the vacation LO's of the fave girls!!
And Wow..julie...you make the most wonderful blog posts....always love to read them!
And you all better join in this one..what fab prizes this time!!

sarah said...

congrats LEAN!!!! loved your mini.


and gorgeous work from the rest of my DT gals! :)

i'm so excited to see what comes in for this challenge!!! i can't resist looking at people's favorite vacation spots!

Jenneke said...

Congrats Lean!!!!!! LOVE your mini!!!!
Oh, and thanks so much Boss, for the 3 prizes this time, because it's soooo hard to pick only 1 layout out of all those GREAT pages!!!!!!

XXXJenneke

Laura Izola said...

Girls, I'm in love with this challenges.... and here is my LO.... I hope you like it!

http://lauraizola.blogspot.com/2009/02/esquentando-os-motores.html

It's an old Lo because vacations in Brazil happen on January!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Congratulations Lean! Your mini is amazing!!! I can't wait to see what people come up with for their fave vacation! The design team's layouts are fantastic as always!!!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

and p.s. Julie - thanks for your kind words about my layout and our honeymoons! You always say the nicest things!!!

deana said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Lean! Amazing LO's from EVERYONE, as always! Lovin' the idea of 3 winners! :-)

Awesome inspo from the DT! I ♥ them all, but can't stop smiling about Jenneke's! I really hope that comes true some day! :-)

Hugs to all...

BlessedinTexas said...

Hi Ladies...great theme this go around! Love all the wonderful projects created too. Julie my sweet friend I am going to guess the AZ slip with all the info on the state since that is where you live? Hope to get this one in as I was just going through vacay pics this week. This challenge was speaking to me before you posted it and I love it :-))) :-)))

Love yall and miss mingling with you sweet and ever so inspiring friends - BiT

Scrappi Sandi said...

Well Done to Lean! That's a fab mini!

Love all the DT vacation LO's, so many diverse styles & fab techniques for inspiration. I particularly love Jeanets masking & ribbon work!

I'm off to sort photo's!! Oh & by the way...I think the little information slip on Arizona State, may be the connection to your daily life Julie, unless you have a secret passion for Oatmeal that I don't know about!!!

Thanks again for this awesome site!! XOXOX

AuroraTN said...

Wow, great job Lean! Just beautiful!
All the ladies on the design team - you should be getting paid big bucks for your creativity! Amazing!

MirjamC said...

Great challenge and I love what the DT did, gorgeous pages!!!! here you can see mine....

http://sweetandcolorful.blogspot.com/2009/10/fave-vacation.html

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

***** k.... i loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee U more today than I did before...because U wrote this!!!!**********

"AuroraTN said...

Wow, great job Lean! Just beautiful!
All the ladies on the design team - you should be getting paid big bucks for your creativity! Amazing!"

:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And BIT and Sandi....U are CLOSE....but what I am referring too is WORK related for me! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) hehehehehehehehe....I try and avoid all TALK about Arizona as much as possible!!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Jamie the Smarty Pants said...

Congrats Lean!!!!! Beautiful Book and Sooooo much detail :) I am so honored to be on such a talented DT!!! Beautiful work girls!! Can't wait to see what everyone designs this go round . Hugs all Jamie

Anonymous said...

I know what you have to look at everyday from the shop picture. :P

love the LO's featured here. making me want to play.

Krista

Kat said...

Another fun challenge...love the layouts that the DT does...everyone is so freakin' creative!!

Here is my layout for this time:

http://www.scrapbook.com/galleries/310307/view/2434949/-1/0/1.html

Kat said...

oh...and my guess is that you have to look at american express cards everyday?? i know...bad guess, but it's hard! so i thought i'd throw something out there :-)

Bekka said...

Congratulations Lean! Ladies, you all did such a great job with this challenge! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!

JessiW said...

Hey Hey, Got mine done for fave vacation...http://jessiscorner.blogspot.com/2009/11/layouts-and-mack-trucks.html
What great DT layouts and prizes!! WOOHOO:) I have no idea what you have to look at everyday but I'm gonna throw a guess out there and say license plates. It's the best I got:)
Love, Jess

Nicole Renee said...

Oh! so fun! I will be making one for this, three prizes! How cool is that?! Love what the design team came up with for this challenge.
I think Julie that you can't live without that credit/debit card of yours. LOL Don't know if that is right but it is my guess. " )

JessiW said...

Julie, I'm gonna keep guessing until I get it...I'm so competitive. Is it credit card numbers? Seriously...why do you make this so hard on us...or it should probably be easy and I should know. UGGH...I hate when I can't figure something out!

lenas said...

Congrats to Lean!! Love your mini! Love all the LO's made by the DT too!
Well, here's my fav vacation....
http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=193181&user_id=17972

mandysea said...

Totally fabulous subject!!! Makes me just wanna stop and go holiday somewhere!!! sigh....

Great inspiration to be found here - thats for sure!! Thanks so much!!!

here's mine
http://teacupofscrapisms.blogspot.com/2009/11/fave-thingskiddielit-some-ruby-st.html

Pegasus said...

Here's my favorite place:

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=193375&user_id=7526

PeggyK

Glenda T. said...

All I can say is wow to everyone's take on this!!! Such fabulous vacations!! Here is mine:

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=193460&gallery_type=main

Jami said...

Well, this is my first visit to your blog & I'm thinking of doing the FAV vaca challenge. Your DT totally ROCKS! They are all some of the most creative artists whose work I've ever seen! This is probably gonna become my new FAV scrappy blog & FAST, lol!

Gladie said...

Congratulations, Lean! And Abby, your LO is georgeous! Love those fall colors :D
And for the favorite vacations, the DTs have made som fabulous samples! Awsome, girls!!! :D Here is mine. :)

Marit said...

Thanks for this challenge again... I loved it almost as much as I loved this trip!

ATC (Artist Trading Card) The Music said...

OMG! Everytime I come on here I am completely blown away! Everyone's work is AMAZING!!!!!!!
Seriously amazing! Ya'll rock the house!!! Love you Julie!!!

Michelle said...

Love this challenge! We have to get the international ladies here to the US!! I want to meet Rifi! She so sweet and we meet earlier in the year and now we are on the same DT!!
Maybe we can all set up a fund even if it takes a few years we can all finally meet! The DT really rocked out their examples!!
Congrats on 150 followers!! WTG!!
Julie hope you have a blessed week!
Hugs!!

IRIT SHALOM said...

great dt jobs and here is mine:
my best place for vacation is new york(living in small town in Israel this is my favorite place- my therapy and my sin)
HERE IS MY LO

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

hey gals....here is vickie's :):):):):):):):):):):):):)


http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=193311&user_id=14470

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

and here is jacque's :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

http://jacque4u2c.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-favorite-vacation.html

Nicole Renee said...

Here is mine! Hope you like it, sorry the picture is not great. I will try to take a better one, just wanted to share! " )

http://junksternm.blogspot.com/

yyam said...

Fun!

Here's my entry

Amber said...

Hi Ladies!

Here is my recent L.O.

http://truelyamber.blogspot.com/

Thanks
Amber

Soraya said...

Great job you did ladies! Here is my entry.

My fave vacation is going to Asia. We went to Thailand / Lao and Cambodia in April this year.

http://madebysoraya.blogspot.com/2009/09/laos.html

Thanks, Soraya

amytangerine said...

this is a layout from my trip to thailand. art making, relaxing, spas, shopping and amazing food. can it get better than that?!
http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=146355

Soraya said...

Hi Ladies,
I made a second lay-out. This picture is taken in Bayon, a part of the Ankor area in Cambodia, where you can also find Ankor Wat.
What a special place this it, everywhere you look there are faces carved out of the stones.
In this picture are also monks, like in my other lay-out of Lao.

http://madebysoraya.blogspot.com/2009/11/mijn-favoriete-vakantie-my-favorite.html

Thanks, Soraya

Scrappi Sandi said...

OK...cutting it fine as usual, here is the link to my 'Fave Vacation' LO on my blog.

There are so many fabulous creations (& destinations!) in the gallery for this challenge....I had a great time checking them all out!

Thanks again for the inspiration!

http://livinglifeoneblessingatatime.blogspot.com/

Sandi x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Here is Michelle B's :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

http://everydayscrapbook.blogspot.com/2009/11/favorite-vacation.html

deana said...

Great LO's & great trips everyone! You all ROCK!

:-)

EverydayMe said...

Thank you Julie for posting mine... don't know what happened when sent it earlier this morning... thanks bunches!!!

love love love all the lo and the wonderful vacation shared!!! too much fun!

{{HUGS}} Michelle

Term Papers said...

Its something new for me thanks for kept me updated..!

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