Sunday, November 15, 2009

These are a Few of My Favorite Decades ... and our FAVE VACATIONS WINNERS!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Ok...I have a little confession to make... When I said in the posting for the last challenge that WE WERE gonna HAVE THREE WINNERS this time.....I did so without telling the DT I was gonna do that....so if any of U took the time to read their comments on the last challenge's post....their comments about being able to pick three winners this time and HOW EXCITED they were by that fact was genuine!!!!!! Of course....now we get three winners for FAVE VACATION....however COMMA, U all STILL made it IMPOSSIBLE for us to choose THREE WINNERS!!! LOL LOL LOL!!!! Seriously.....our followers and players are AMAZING!!! Every LO I look at....I'm like....I wish I had that talent, or I wish I would have thought of that...PURE GENIUS talent I say!!!! Seriously....U should hear Brian's (that is my hubby for those that don't know that...lol!!!) laughs when I am ohhhhhhhhhhhh-ing and awwwwww-ing over the lo's that are posted for our challenges!!!!!! Soooooooooooooo here we GO....OUR THREE WINNERS (in noooooo order what-so-ever) are:

MIRJAMC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!! You will be winning the prize pack that our very own Hanneke has donated!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Here is the LO she created!!! Isn't it GORGEOUS?!?!?!?!?! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)



SORAYA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!! You will be winning the AMAZING Travel package that Peggy is offering from her wonderful ETSY shop!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) And here is her fave vacation lo that she created.....look at this BEAUTY!!! WOW!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

IRIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!! You will be WINNING the YUMMY Thickers that our October GDT Michelle LaPoint is giving away!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee THICKERS!!!! Look at her LO she submitted to us!!! WOW WOW WOW!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
******EDIT******** Irit sent me an email today stating that the LO she used for this challenge is being published!!! WOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Sooooooooo she has asked that we remove it from here!! :) CONGRATS IRIT on the PUB! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


And KAT KAT KAT!!!!!!! U said this on our blog.... "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 :-)
November 2, 2009 6:07 PM "    And IT WASN'T a BAD GUESS AT ALL!!!!!! U guessed correctly!!!!!!! There is an AMERICAN EXPRESS card pictured in Peggy's prize pack....and YES....I do WORK FOR AMERICAN EXPRESS!!! LOL LOL LOL!!!!! I work in the Merchant side of the business...sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo NOPE sorry to all of U that thought I could hook U up with that NO LIMIT CREDIT CARD...lol lol lol.....but I have NO access to the cards!!! LOL!!! Now....if U are a Merchant....then that's a different story!!!!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And ONCE AGAIN we were LUCKY enough to HAVE YOUNG ABBY (9 years old) play along with us....soooooo I would loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee to give her a WOW SHOUT OUT for being our YOUNGEST PLAYER!!!!! Here is the LO she created and I will be getting her out some scrappy supplies soon to make SURE she keeps playing along with us! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Soooooooooooooooooooo to all U winners....please email me at bmwgirl@cox.net with your addresses and we will all get your prizes out to U real soon! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Now I have to say good-bye to our October GDT Michelle!!! Thanks sooooooooooooooooooo much Michelle for being apart of our team in October!!! You will be missed....but I just sayin' ... I better see U still playing along with us!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And now to INTRODUCE our November GDT!!!! Another Michelle!!! Michelle Baca that is!!!! I first met Michelle through SIStv and I was AMAZED immediately!!!!! She is BEYOND talented I tell U!!!!!! Here is what Michelle has to say about herself! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
My name is Michelle Baca, I've been a graphic designer for nearly 30 years and was recently let go... and started my new career is as a Stay-At-Home-Mom/Freelance Graphic Designer. Being at home is something I've wanted for a long time... so this is a perfect career move for me. I love scrapping my daughter Rainee and our family - Steve, Rainee, my 22 yr old step-son, Austin, our dog Champ and of course me when I can get in a photo - lol!!! The first scrapbook I remember doing was in 5th grade, and over the years scrapped whenever I could... but I truly got bit by the scrap-bug when I had my daughter. Now, Rainee and I scrap nearly every day, and it has become a wonderful place to put down memories, but also a time to make them. We also enjoy doing our little Scrapbook YouTube Videos... we have such a blast doing them...

As for my style... I don't know what it is... each layout starts with the photo and a sketch and I go from there... it rarely looks like the sketch when I'm done... but I always seem to go that direction... guess it's the graphic designer in me... planning. My favorite things to scrapbook are everyday moments... they remind me of what it's like to be a child again, to play, to laugh and to enjoy every second. For me, everyday moments are the ones which hold the unforgettable memories, the ones I want to be remembered on my scrapbook pages. I hope my version of the challenges will encourage you to share your favorites along with us!!!


Thank U soooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much for joining us this month Michelle!!!! I was sooooooooooooooooooooo HOPING U would say YES when I asked! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And now for our next challenge!!!! These are a Few of My Favorite Decades!!!!!! Our DT member Amy came up with this prompt and I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE it!!!! Were U a child of the 70's, the 80's, the 60's (sigh....I would have LOVED to be around WOODSTOCK!!!!).... or is there a decade that sticks out in your memory from your parents or your grandparents days of yore that U just WISH U could have been around for??? Tell us ALL ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!! Remember....U can create a LO, a card, an altered project....a mini.....we don't care what U create....just CREATE!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Here is what our amazing Team created!!!!

Ok....soooooooooooooooo our GDT Michelle Baca sends this to me in email (ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh JUST WAIT WAIT till U see her NEXT  lo for the November 30th challenge! *eeekkkkkk! LOVE*) and I am like....seriously!?!?!?! Are U kidding me??!!??!!??!!  How MUCH MORE TALENTED can this WOMAN be?????? Look at this!!!! She did her LO on the 1950's!!!!!! Those photos are her parents and Michelle told me in the email...that she JUST LOVED the stories her parents shared with her so the 1950's became her FAVE DECADE!!!!!! Look at that BARBIE and that CAR!!!!! ***eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!*** just love this!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)



And HOLY SMOKES!!!! Would U look at this AMAZING lo by Hanneke!!??!!??!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) She also chose the 1950's as her FAVE DECADE!!!! This is her Mom....and I loveeeeeeeeeeee loveeeeeeeeee that title....for Hanneke is telling a story about her Mom living a simpler life than most folks do now *sigh* I love HAPPY stories like this!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that heart, her stitching...the vintage bits!!!! JUST GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Ok....now I have said this time and time again....I know, I know....but *whatev* get over it...lol lol lol....I seriously have the HOTTEST DT out there!!!!! And this BEAUTY PROVES IT!!!!! This is JENNEKE'S LO....and her FAVE DECADE was the 1970's!!!!!! Look at those GORGEOUS GORGEOUS photos of her.....and those COLORS and all those YUMMY YUMMY YUMMY circles (yeah...I know...I am TRULY obsessed with circles...lol!!!!) are sooooooooooooooooooooooo PERFECT for the '70's!!! Sooooooooooooooooo love love love this Jenneke! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And OMYGOSH!!!! Have U ever ever ever ever seen a STAMP as HOT HOT HOT as this one done by Jaime?!?!?!?!?! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Her FAVE DECADE is the 1950's!!! I love love love love love this LO!!!!  Just look at that animal print background, the feathers, that FLOWER....that I soooooooooooooo have a feeling was misted by Miss Jaime herself!!!!!  Sooooooooooooooo YUMMY! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


And WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!! Chris's FAVE DECADE is an array of different decades!!!! She has included images from the 1920's to the 1990's with the HOTTEST image being that GORGEOUS photo of Chris herself in the middle there!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  Here is her title: "my favorite time is now the sum of all that has gone before" :):):):):):):):):) I just loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the colors on this and that YUMMY ribbon flower! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And OMYGOSH!!!! GEORGIA!!!!  Her FAVE DECADE is the 1990's!!!!!!! I love love love love love love love love the colors and all those YUMMY 1990's photos of her!!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Here is her journaling about her lo: "As many people of my generation, I love everything related to the the 1980's, but the 1990's will always be my favorite for all that represented in my life. That was when I entered adulthood, that I started and graduated from College, I had my 1st car, my 1st job, my 1st hangover and so many other first times. I lived intensely every minute of those 10 years, every music, every rock concert, every night out, every happening, every fashion . So many discoveries and so much learning, a few disappointments and many beginnings. Today I don't feel sad to think that those times are over and wont come back, I smile at every memory I have. It amazes me hw that young lady at her 20s was different from this almost 35 y.o. woman that I am today, but thanks to all the things she had the courage to do I became someone I am proud of!" ***sigh*** how happy does that make U???? Cuz I can NOT tell U how happy it makes me!!!! *love* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And yet another *sigh* from Julie....LOOK at Sarah's FAVE DECADE ..... the 1980's!!!!!!! I was teasing her.....cuz...lol lol lol lol....I just met Sarah recently when she came to Phoenix..and she is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy younger than me (LOL!!!) and I was teasing her asking her if she was EVEN born in the '80's!!! LOL!!! And as U can see here in her LO....she WAS alive (YOUNG....but ALIVE!!!) in the '80's.....but SERIOUSLY....I soooooooooooooooo loveeeeeeeeeeeee this!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all the '80's images (*sigh* loveeeeeeeeeeeeee George Michael...I can TOTALLY do the "Freedom" dance!! LOL!... hush Deana!!! LOL)..... and I love love love love love that GUITAR!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)



Wow wow wow!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee what Jeanet has created for her FAVE DECADE!!!! The 1960's!!!!!! Look at those PEACE SYMBOLS and and all those metallic flowers!!!! YUMMY!!!!!! And I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all those images from the '60's!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the BEATLES and I spy a photo of Mr. Woodstock himself Jimi Henedrix!!! *sigh* has there ever been a BETTER guitar player???? (ummmmmmmmmmmmm the answer to that is NO!!! LOL!!!) ... I soooooooooooooooooo love this Jeanet!!!! Of course....now I have, "Lucy in the sky with Diamonds" stuck in my head!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)



 
Ok....next....I see this title from Amy...and I HAVE TOTAL flashbacks to those VH1 shows...."I love the '80's"!!!! LOL!!! Anyone else remember those??? LOL!!! Well....Amy's FAVE DECADE is the 1980's!!!!!!!!! Look at that AMAZING heart she MADE!!!! *love* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Here is her journaling: "I loved the eighties and it was not because of the hair! Things were just more simple. Leg warmers were cool, Pac Man was totally awesome and Cyndi Lauper was rockin' with Girls just want to have Fun! I love the 80's... " *love love love love love love* this Amy!!!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And my Bekka....my adorable BEKKA!!!! Her FAVE DECADE is the 1970's!!!!! Holyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy WELCOME BACK KOTTER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I loved this show....and ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm I do NOT think I am alone in saying....I sooooooooooooooooo still have a CRUSH on Mr. John Travolta!!!!! YUMMY!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)  I sooooooooooooooo love this LO!!!!!! "Oh oh ohhhhhhh Mr. Kotter?" LOL LOL LOL!!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And for the LOVE OF BIG HAIR and MUSIC!!!!!!! Deana's FAVE DECADE is the 1980's!!!!! EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK I love love love love love love that photo (ummmmm and yeah.......ummmmmmmmmmm I NEVER EVER had hair like that in the '80's!!!!! NOT!!!! LOL!!!!)......I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all those hand stitched circles with the '80's song lyrics printed on them....and LOVING those little records!!!! And really...I TOTALLY NEVER ever ever ever used a can of Aqua Net!!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And OMYGOSH!!!! Wally....where's the Beav?????!!!???? LOL!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Lisa's FAVE DECADE the 1950's and her homage to Leave it to Beaver and the simpler times in life!!!! Women wore dresses all the time...the men wore ties....and the kids..lol....were half way decent!! LOL!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee how she used the cooking woman on this!!!! GORGEOUS!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Now....if ANY read my last blog post about my little hint about this challenge....then NOW it will make sense!!!! LOL!!!! I had A LOT of health issues as a child....sooooooooooooooo I only only only like the photos of myself from the 1970's!!!! Soooooooooooooo that is gonna be my FAVE DECADE!!!!!!! Now....before U all GO ACCUSING me....lol lol lol lol....YES YES YES YES YES ... that is ME....NOT MY DAUGHTER BROOKIE!!!! LOL!!!!! I know... I know.... she LOOKS A LOT like ME (poor thing!!!!!! LOL!) I had A LOT of fun making this one!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And and and and and WE WILL HAVE TWO WINNERS this time around!!!!!!!!  Our November GDT Michelle is going to be donating a prize for a winner and Amy will be donating this BEAUTY to win for a SECOND WINNER!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

This is what Amy has to say about her PRIZE!!! Graphic 45 "domestic diva" papers, Jenni Bowlin papers, Jenni Bowlin embellishments, 2 vintage labels and vintage ledger, book and music papers.Plus whatever else I decide to add to it before the end of the challenge.....
Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it when MORE yummy goodies are ADDED to a PRIZE!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Soooooooooooooooooooooooooo go and tell us what your FAVE DECADE is!!!! Link it up RIGHT here .... U have until the evening of November 29th to link up your lo's!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

LOVE TO ALL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

35 comments:

sarah said...

congrats to the winners!!! we LOVED your stuff! :)

and aquanet?! omg, i haven't heard about those in ummmm years. haha. :) and yes, i am a young'n but a cool young'n at that! :)

can't wait to see everyone's take on this one! this one is gonna be fun! :)

hugs,
sarah.

EverydayMe said...

Congrats to all the wonderful winners!!! What can I say the design team layouts are just fab... I always love seeing each one and how different they are... just beautiful!!! {{HUGS}} Michelle

deana said...

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners! It was so FUN to see everyone's FAV TRIP!

AWESOME work from the DT & from Michelle... thanks for being our Guest Designer this time! Your LO is amazing! :-)

Can't wait to see what everyone creates!

marit said...

A huge congrats to the winners and on to the next challenge... OHMY... fave decade? I hope I can decide in time (or maybe use Chris as an example and do them ALL, I'm OLD you know - teehee - )

JessiW said...

Wow! I even saw that guess, and didn't think that was it for some reason. Lovely layouts from the DT for this time:) I love that car on Michelle's layout. Automatically I would say the eighties since that was when I was born, but I've always said that I was born in the wrong time. I would have loved to be in the fifties or sixties, so we'll see...Love, Jess

Lisa Howard said...

Congratulations to the winners! All of the entries were sooooo fabulous! Again, what a wonderful job the DT and our guest did on this challenge. I get so excited and inspired when looking at all your work. Welcome Michelle! Can't wait to see what everyone sends in for this one! It should be tons of fun!!!

Jenneke said...

COngratulations to the winners!!! And did you see that 2 of the 3 girls are Dutch??? Yeahhh, hurrah for the Dutchies!!!
Of course I'm so very proud to be a member of this fabulous DT, but sometimes.....I wish I could be a participant, because the prizes are soooo great!!!
So, come on everyone and play with us!!!!!!

MirjamC said...

wowwwwwwww! thanks that i'm one of the winners!!!super! gongrats to the other winners!!!
love the new challenge! and what a fantastic work of the dt!!! thanks!

Jamie the Smarty Pants said...

Congrats you girls!!!! The prizes were awesome!! We are so excited to see so many of you participating :) The DT LOs are amazing as always!!!! And out wonderful guest Michelle welcome :) Hugs Jamie

Jeanet said...

Wow...congrats all you winners!!Awesome to vote for three ;)Can we do that again sometime?
Loved all of the vacations faves...thanks so much for joining us!!

Welcome Michelle,so good to have you as our Guest Designer this month!!

LOve to see all of your fave decades!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Congratulations to the winners - what AWESOME layouts everyone created! It's been super fun being the guest designer for October! Thanks to Julie and the Design Team for having me! And p.s. you bet I will still be playing along!

Scrappi Sandi said...

Congrats to all the well deserved winners.....and WOW!! What fabulous DT 'Decade' LO's! Can't wait to see what crops up in the Gallery for this challenge!!

Gladie said...

Ah, of course the winner destination is Norway - Love that! :D Congrats, Mirjam - looks like you got all our fab highlights on your vacation :) Congrats to Soraya & Irit too :) And Abby, your LO is georgeous! Love it - you'll rock the scrapping world anytime :) Awsome thakes from the DT on the next challenge - and I know exactly what pics I'm gonna use... LOL

AuroraTN said...

Wow, so many beautiful layouts! Congratulations to all the winners - you all did a fantastic job!

Looking forward to the next challenge! :D

kawano said...

Thank you for a wonderful challenge.
I enjoyed it!

Jill Sarginson said...

Congrats to the winners and very inspirational layouts!! :)

Jen said...

I loved this challenge! Here's my layout:
http://jennifermanis.blogspot.com/2009/11/roaring-20s.html

Hanneke said...

Wow what an amazing LO's it was soooo hard to pick, even 3!! But congrats to the winners!!! Hope you can all join us again!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

hi gals...here is kawano's :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=194266&gallery_type=newfavorites

jacque4u2c said...

What awesome layouts the DT cam up with. Wow - I am just speechless ladies!!! You all ROCK every decade!!!

JessiW said...

WOOHOO I got it done!! You can view my decades Mini album here:
http://jessiscorner.blogspot.com/2009/11/what.html
TFL and as always thanks for the great inspiration!!! You girls are awesome:) Love, Jess

JessiW said...

Yeah, Julie I saw that!! TOO COOL...you are so good and THE BOSS... Hope you are having a great week and Have FUN at NEW MOON:)Love, JEss

Jana said...

I'm still in time! Here is my LO
http://preprostobogastvo.blogspot.com/2009/11/november-challenge.html
Congrats to Michelle!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Here is Jacque's :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


http://jacque4u2c.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-favortie-decade.html

IRIT SHALOM said...

Thanks for choosing my Ny LO AS ONE OF YOUR WINNER and congrats to all other winners too. NOW I NEED TO THINK ABOUT DECADES... I HATED 70 TH, AND 80 TH AND IT WAS NOTHING SPECIAL AT 90 TH.. SO I THINK I'LL GO TO 50 TH WITH MY PARENTS PHOTOS...

Amber said...

You can find my latest L.O. here:

http://truelyamber.blogspot.com/

Congrats to the winners!

sarah said...

GORGEOUS projects so far ladies!!! it's gonna be another hard time picking a winner! :)

Soraya said...

I love your LO's ladies.
Me, I have a lot of memories about the 80's. I made a lay-out that can be folded like the Rubic cube, a popular toy back in the 80's, and inside, when you open the cube there is a LO about the concert of Live Aid in 1985.

http://madebysoraya.blogspot.com/2009/11/november-challenge-taafomft.html

Thanks, Soraya

Ceci said...

Wowwwww....I am so impressed with everyone's layouts, just so fun and cleverly done. Congrats to all the winners too. :)

Marit said...

I hope I will finish mine in time.... but here's a sneak peek already...

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

This was so much fun! Here's my fave decade...

http://inspirationeverywhere.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-fave-decade.html

Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

Scrappi Sandi said...

I enjoyed every moment of reliving this, my era...the 1980's!!

http://livinglifeoneblessingatatime.blogspot.com/

Thanks for yet another great callenge!!

Jennifer Campbell said...

I love the 50's... thanks for looking!

http://happy2scrap4life.blogspot.com/2009/11/cookies-xmas-card-and-favorite-decade.html

Marit said...

Pfew... I finished my mini album (with the entire 20th century!!! I couldn't choose just one decade....)
It's kinda last minute (almost Sunday evening in the Netherlands) but HERE IT IS

deana said...

FUN LO's everyone! Thanks for joining us! :-)