Thursday, October 15, 2009

These are a Few of our Favorite Seasons....and our FAVE TIME of DAY WINNER! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Wowwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!! Again, we had the MOST AMAZING entries!!!!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Each time…..U guys make it harder and harder to chose a WINNER!!!! Seriously…..I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all the FAVE TIMES of the DAY that EVERYONE came up with!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) But…we only get to have ONE WINNER….and this time that WINNER is……………
MANDYSEA!!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)
Here is her WINNING LO!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

CONGRATS MANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that LO!  Please send me your addy at soooooooooooooooo Chris and PETRA can send you your prizes!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And I want to take a moment and thank Petra for being our GDT for this challenge …. She is truly inspiring and has soooooooooooooooooo MUCH TALENT! Thank U Petra!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And now I want to introduce our OCTOBER GDT!!!!!! Michelle LaPoint Rydell!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I can NOT even tell U how excited I am about her joining us this month!!!!! I work with Michelle on Scrapping the Music….and was lucky enough to meet her in June of this year….here is a photo of when we met!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Here is what Michelle has to say about herself!

I've always been a documenter - keeping old-fashioned scrapbooks, autograph books and boxes of memorabilia since I was a child.  I've also always loved to draw and paint and and do crafty-type things.  When I was introduced to the "new style" of scrapbooking I was instantly hooked!  Being able to combine my memories with self-expression and creativity was the perfect fit.  I made my first official scrapbook in 2004 and I've never looked back. I'm so excited to be guest designing for the month of October!

She just amazes me!!!!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) From her use of BRIGHT colors and her free hand title work and embellies......and I was LUCKY enough to convince her to make a hand made title for me for one of my LO's when we were together in June!!! Thanks Michelle sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo MUCH for joining us this month!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And NOW for our NEXT CHALLENGE!!!!!!!!!!!!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)These are a FEW of MY FAVORITE SEASONS!!!!!!!!!!! *sigh* I think the reason I did this one during the month of October is because I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee FALL sooooooooooooooooo MUCH!!!!!! Living in Arizona....we don't have a Fall Season....and I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeee to see peoples photos of their towns with the Fall colors!!! *GORGEOUS!!!!* :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Here is Michelle's LO!!!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Her FAVORITE season is FALL!!!!!! Would U look at those LEAVES!!!???!!!!??? WOW WOW WOW!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I know that Michelle HAND CUT all those out!!! AMAZING TALENT!!!!! And that PHOTO....soooooooooooooooooo *sigh* worthy!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And Michelle is OFFERING a PRIZE for this challenge too!!!!! Check it OUT BELOW! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And my Georgia!!!!! My AMAZING GEORGIA!!!! Her FAVORITE season is SPRING!!!!!! Would U look at this LO???!!!??? :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) The colors....the wood paneling....the PHOTOS (especially that little ladybug!!!!)!!!!! And I am IN LOVE that she used ORANGE on here!!!! It totally makes it stand out even MORE!!! And all those YUMMY flourishes!!!!! *sigh* worthy!!!!!  Sooooooooooooooo GORGEOUS!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And HOLY BATMAN Jenneke!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Her FAVORITE season is SUMMER!!!!!!! WOW!!!! Look at all those photos, the CLOUDS and that SUN (I just loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that SUN!!!!)!!!!!! Holy SMOKES....she takes my breath away!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And my Chris Chris Chris!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) She is soooooooooooooooo TALENTED at getting "out of the box" items on her LO's!!!!! Look at those Sand Dollars and the SHELLS!!!!!! And those PALM TREES are JUST AMAZING!!!!!! Her FAVORITE season is FALL AND WINTER!!!!!  This is JUST STUNNING!!!!!!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And WOWWWWWWWWWWWWW LISA!!!!!! She made a MINI about her FAVORITE SEASON.....FALL!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I soooooooooooooooooooo love love love love love the colors in this....*sigh* my favorite colors of all time.....anything that has to do with Fall!!!!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)



And look at this piece of ART from Deana!!!!!!!!! HOLY WOWWWWWWWW!!! Her FAVORITE season is FALL!!!!!!!!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee this photo of her and DD at the PUMPKIN PATCH!!! (but....hehehehehehehehe....her Hubby should have listened to Deana when she told him to bring the wagon with them....LOL!!! Sorry....inside joke to Deana from a blog post she did on this visit to the pumpkin patch!! LOL!).....and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee those leaves and that TREE!!! WOW! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And for the LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEE of all things that are CHIPMUNKS.....I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this LO by SARAH!!!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Her FAVORITE season is FALL!!!!!!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos, those LEAVES....and HOLY CHIPMUNK....HE IS SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!! (And I'll let U all in on a little secret....hehehehehehe....I soooooooooooo HAD no idea if it was a squirrel OR a chipmunk....sooooooooo I send Sarah an email...and it goes something like this, “ok, Sarah...soooooooo I DON‘T make a FOOL of myself when I post the next it a squirrel or a chipmunk???” hehehehehe....U all see where this is going, right???? Soooooooooo Sarah writes me back...and says...”I have noooooooooooooo it whatever U want!!! LOL LOL LOL!!!! Sooooooooooo I went WITH CHIPMUNK....cause squirrel is a pain in the butt to SPELL!!!! Another inside joke...for those of U that read my PERSONAL blog....U all think that Brookie couldn‘t spell “squirrel“ Mommy being toooooooooooo lazy to spell check!!!!! LOL!!!!!) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

****SARAH'S LO is OUT for PUBLICATION!!! WOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!! CONGRATS SARAH! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)*************** I am going into our "secret" hiding place (hehehehehe!) that we post our LO's in before the reveal and I am READING the comments my girls have left for each other on their LO's .... and I get to this one by JEANET....and she is answering Jenneke's question about the background paper....see, me being NAIVE Julie....thought that Jeanet just had that amazing background paper in her stash....noooooooooooooooooo! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) She created that by using spray ink over a doily!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) WHAT?!?!!? Are U kidding me?!?!?! WOWWWWWWWW genius!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE it!!!!!!! Her FAVORITE season is ALL of them!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee how she incorporated all the different seasons with her son!!!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And for the LOVE of all things created by HANNEKE!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I can NOT even tell U how AMAZING I think this LO is!!! WOW-ZERS!!!!!!!! Her FAVORITE season is ALL of them too!!!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee how she incoporated all the photos and each one has the flowers (well...and snowflakes too!! LOL!) to showcase the season!!! WOW!!! LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE it! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And my AMAZING Jamie!!!!!! When I grow up (we will ignore the fact that I am ACTUALLY older than Jamie...LOL!!!!) :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I want to SEW just like her!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!! Loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee all that YUMMY SEWING!!!!!! Her FAVORITE SEASON is SPRING!!!!!!!!!! *sigh* she even SEWED on the butterflies!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh for the LOVE of all things MADE by AMY!!!!!!! Her FAVORITE season is FALL!!!!!!!! Would U look at HOW she SEWED branches on here and then added all the little SASS trees!!! *love* *it*! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) And hehehehehehehe.....GREAT MINDS think alike.....LOOK closely and U will see that Amy and I used the SAME EXACT Norman Rockwell "Fall" playing card...and we didn't even know it until Amy uploaded her LO!!! LOL!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE that Amy!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And my sweet sweet little Bekka!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)She is GOING to be making a MINI for her FAVORITE SEASON FALL!!!!! And here is the YUMMY cover she created for it!!!! *love love love love love love love* it!!!!! (And case ANY of U are wondering.....the "L," ":," and ")" are really ALMOST worn DOWN to NOTHING on my KEYBOARD!!!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):) LOL!!! I think I have a SMILEY problem...and a LOVE problem too!!! LOL! Anywho....back to my Bekka....loooooooooooooooooook at all those YUMMY buttons on this TREE!!!!! GORGEOUS! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And then there’s Julie!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) LOL!!!!!!!! U all ARE sooooooooooooooo LUCKY....cuz U get to see the MINI-JULIE in motion here!!! LOL!! My FAVORITE SEASON is FALL!!!! (uhhhhhhhhh duh!!!!! LOL!!!) Here I am with my Mom, Dad and Brother in upstate New York when I was a child.....*sigh* I miss those days! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

And Bekka is our sponsor for this challenge....and she is offering a $20.00 Gift Certificate to NOELMIGNON.COM!!!!!!!!! WOW WOW WOW!!!! How FUN is THAT?!?!?!?!?! And our GDT Michelle is also offering up some YUMMY THICKERS for the winner this time around too!!!!!!!! Look at these!!!!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Sooooooooooooooooooo let’s see your FAVE FAVE FAVE SEASONS!!!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):) Please give us a link here or email me your creation directly at!!!!! U have until the EVENING of October 29th to get them in! Remember, there are no rules, no restictions.....U can create an mini, altered project, card, LO......anything that showcases your FAVORITE SEASON!!!! We can NOT wait to see what U create!  :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)


chris a said...

Congrats to Mandy - such a beautiful layout. I was so impressed by the submissions; I just kept looking and looking at them - so many wonderful memorable moments and such talent. You guys rock!!!!! Just loved this challenge and what the other DT members created, and Julie's posting - can you believe that she wrote all of this and she is sick - come on guys, send her your get well wishes! Yay Julie, get well really soon!

Amy said...

Yayyyyy, Mandy. Congrats. Everyone did a fabulous job it is hard to pick just one....I did not realize Jeanet Sprayed the background of her paper....Just beautiful. All the Season layouts from the design team are just beautiful. So funny about the "chipmunk" Hope you feel better Julie....You always make us feel special when you post our Layouts. Hugs.

Georgia Visacri said...

Yaaaay, my fave girls ROCK, you've all done a wonderful work in your projects as always, I l*o*v*e every single one of them!!!

Congrats Mandysea, your page is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Thanks Michelle for being our guest, you know I'm a big big big fan of yours right? :)

Thanks for your words, Julie, you rock, hope you feel better soon!

Can't wait to see what everyone will come up on this challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!

hugs to all!

Lisa said...

Congratulations Mandy! Your layout is stunning! It truly is so very hard to vote each month. I begin making a list of my favorites, but have to toss the list as I seem to add EVERYONE's name to it! LOL! To all who play along, you are absolutely amazing!!! To the DT, fantastic job, ladies. I couldn't begin to pick a favorite. You are all so talented and I love having the opportunity to learn so much from each of you. Welcome Michelle! Your layout and photo are breath-taking! I'm such a fan of fall and all the seasonal did a wonderful job! Ms. Julie, thank you for another uplifting, smiley-filled post! Hope you are feeling better! xoxo L

Jenneke said...

Congrats Mandy, your layout is sooooooo beautiful!!!

Welcome Michelle. Great to have you as our GDT!!

And it's amazing... What?? Well, our Julie, the sweetest Boss ever, feels so sick and yet she managed to make this wonderful post, funny and sweet as always! Hope you will feel much better soon!!

And finally: ladies, I think all pages are GREAT again!! LOVE to see all different styles!


Hanneke said...

Mandy, congrats on winning, have fun with you price!!

Michelle, welcome as our guestdesigner, always love your work!!!!

Julie, thanks again for this great post and all the sweet words, hope you feel better soon!!

And to all the fave girl, amazing work again love them all!!!!


Deana said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Mandy! Beautiful LO! I ♥'d all the entries this time... such great times of the day from everyone! :-)

THANK YOU to Michelle, for GDT! Your LO is fantastic, as always! I ♥ your work! :-)

FABULOUS LO's from the DT, as always! I ♥ all your work, too! :-)

Laughing out loud about the wagon. Won't be mentioning that one to Bob. LOL! :-)

GET WELL SOON, JULIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-)

AuroraTN said...

Congrats, Mandysea! Lovely layout! Can't wait to see what people come up with for the new challenge!

sarah said...

Congrats Mandy!! That was definitely a beautiful layout! :) ...and everyone else's layout was gorgeous!! :) Thanks everyone for playing along with the last challenge.

LOL to the chipmunk/squirrel story!!! HAHA. The more I look at it... the more I think it's a chipmunk... but really I'm not sure. Maybe we should contact Reminisce and frickn' ask them! LOL.

Anyway, LOVE everyone's layout this time around! :) Can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with!



Unknown said...

Mandy congrats and have fun with your price.Love the new challenge.....great work girls.
bye bye,Lean.

Jamie Dougherty (jaylynn) said...

Oh this is a fun Challenge. I loved seeing everyones Los and projects!!! What amazing artists ! Can't wait to see what all of our friends make this time around :) Hugs to all Jamie

mandysea said...

WOW! What a surprise!! Thanks soooooo much!! There were so many fab LO's!!!
The dt samples are just jaw-dropping! Truly!!

And Michelle - I soooooo LOVE your work!!! What a wonderful Guest Designer to be inspired by!!

Julie pleeeeeease feel better soon you poor bloss! ((((big aussie hug))))

Petra Coolen said...

Congrats Mandy! The Dutch prize is coming your way ;)

WOW! Those new entries are sooooo gorgeous. All those different styles. Just keep staring at them.

Thanks again Julie for asking me. Hope you feel better soon.

Gladie said...

Congratulations, Mandy!!! :))) Your LO is great! Fabulous takes from the DT one the new one - I love the rain and cold - there's nothing like the fresh air after rain, the crisp air at the middle of the bone freezing winter... [/teasing] Sorry, but that's just so NOT true ;)

kat said...

fun challenge! and some great inspiration this week...i also loved seeing all the layouts from the last glad i stumbled on this site!!

here is my entry for this challenge:

EverydayMe said...

Congratulations Mandy! love the lo!!! I love seeing all the DT designs... they are soooooooo wonderful!!! And GDT Michelle... love the lo... very inspiring... can't wait till I'm feeling better to get started!!! Julie... hope you're feeling better soon too !!!! {{HUGS}} Michelle

Blondeone said...

well done mandy :-)
here is my entry

Anonymous said...

First of all; congtrats Mandy!! Love this challenge! The LO's from the DT are fabulous (as allways...)!!
Here's my entry:

PS: I hope your feeling better Julie!!!

Anonymous said...

Huge congrats Mandy!!
So much beautiful entries every glad you all like these challenges...I sure do..this fave season is cool too!!Love what all the fave girls made!
Michelle,a huge welcome girl,so glad you're joining us this month!
Julie,hope you feel better soon!!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Thanks so much for the warm welcome everyone! and Julie thanks so much for all your kind words in the post! I am so excited to be guest designing this month! All the design team layouts are fabulous - you women inspire me with every challenge! xoxoxo

Jenna Ruth said...

I always love playing along! Here's my fave season:

Unknown said...

I love fall and I loved creating this layout. It has become one of my new favorites... thanks for looking.

Pegasus said...

Here's my layout:

(I had to type this all in because it wouldn't let me past it! akkkk!)

Glenda T. said...

Congrats Mandysea, what a beautiful layout!!! Also congrats Michelle on guesting, I'm a huge fan and loved your creation (as always!!) as well as the DT's! Here is mine:

Marit said...

I played along again... had real fun creating this! It's here on my blog

Unknown said...

Hi girls you can find my fave season at
bye bye,Lean

Karen said...

Here is my LO -

TFL xxx

EverydayMe said...

Hello Ladies... I love this challenge... even though I've been sick I couldn't wait to get started on this challenge... My favorite season is fall... for this challenge I decided to do a project and this is what I came up with... hope you like it... {{HUGS}} Michelle

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

hey ladies ... here is jacque's :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

hey is jessi's :):):):):):):):):):):)

Tessa Buys said...

I've been stalking for awhile :). You guys are amazing! Here is my layout:

Thanks! Tessa

kawano said...

I enjoyed a challenge.
There is my layout here.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

HI is mandy's :):):):):):):):):):):)

mandysea said...

Oh thanks so much Julie! I forgot to link it up! silly me!!

Gladie said...

I've had so much fun with this challenge, thinking and pondering - and here comes ... hot off the press: My fav season right now is ... Late Fall! :)))

marimari said...

Her is my layout.
Thanks for looking!

Jessica Wilson said...

Oh, thanks sooo much Julie for linking mine up...I totally forgot to until just now, and then when I came over here I already saw it up:) YOU ARE SIMPLY THE BEST!!

LoVe, JeSs

sarah said...

gorgeous layouts from everyone!!! it's gonna be tough trying to pick a winner. :)


my paper love studio said...

Congrats mandy on GDT!!! and the layouts are just amazing. always love stopping by here... so much inspirations!!!

and here's my entry... just adore fall with all the warm colors everywhere... so beautiful!!

Laura Izola said...

Hi girls, I'm completelly addicted in thesse challenges..... loved all LO of DT and here is my fav season: SPRING!!!


AuroraTN said...

Wow, this was a really interesting challenge, and the layouts in so far are AWESOME! Here is my take on the theme:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

hey ladies....i could only get aurora's image to is the link to her gallery :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Scrappi Sandi said...

I am loving all the Season LO' is the link to mine..

Thanks again for the challenge!!

yyam said...

I'm playing along!

Here's my entry

Amber said...

I am playing along too and here is my LO:

Thanks ladies,


Soraya said...

Hello ladies,

Here is my entry:


kim c said...

Here's mine Julie....thanks for this great blog site.

Antonia said...

I hope I'm not too late! It's been a while since I've participated so I'm so EXCITED that I found time (and inspiration) to scrap this challenge. My page can be found on my blog here: