Saturday, January 8, 2011
hey girs, SP here! First, I have to tell you guys how much I absolutely LOOOOOOVED hosting this MERRY MEMORIES challenge! It might be my favorite thing I have done as SP :o) I think that sometimes we all spend so much time trying to make and scrap memories for our own children and/or families – that we forget how important our OWN memories are, know what I mean? I think OUR children will one day enjoy (and appreciate) knowing more about US and our lives as children. I’m not saying we need to have albums and albums and albums just for us…but ONE sure would be nice (that’s my goal at least…to give our son an album about ME and an album about my husband…and then one of us together before he was born)! Anyway – I am getting a little off-topic here (what’s new? lol)…so let me get back to the subject at hand :o)
I have thoroughly enjoyed going through each and every entry (see more here!) and honestly think every single one is a ‘winner’! Each and every layout is so special and wonderful…and so inspiring to see! So, choosing was NOT EASY on this, at all! We really did not go by any specific criteria for choosing the ‘fave’ three layouts – it had to do with everything from design to journaling, etc. So, no more rambling – HERE ARE OUR THREE WINNING LAYOUTS for the MERRY MEMORIES challenge (in no particular order)…
First, we have CHRISTMAS CANDY by Phoebs! It features the most adorable little photo ever, lol! And, the journaling to go with it…only makes it that much more precious! I think this is such a treasure to have…so YAY FOR YOU, Phoebs :o)
Next is MY CHRISTMAS EVE ROSES by number1colba :o) It is such a wonderfully sweet tradition that her father began…and that her husband now carries on! Really enjoyed reading the journaling…and of course, the layout is precious, too! LOVE IT!
And finally, we have CHRISTMAS MORNING WITH GRANDPA by kammyam :o) It is such a treasure of a photo, and one that I am sure is cherished, all the more now! You can totally see the love and adoration…and all scrapped (and journaled) beautifully!
CONGRATULATIONS, girls :o) You should have each received a $10 gift card to the Shabby Shoppe (be sure to check your SPAM folders) via email – have fun shoppe-ing :o) In all honesty though – I think ALL OF US who participated in this challenge are WINNERS! We each ended up with a layout to treasure (both for us and for generations to come)!
I hope to do similar challenges in the future…and hope that you will all join in the fun again :o)
That’s it for now – we’ll be back on Monday with LAYOUT OF THE WEEK! THANKS AGAIN – everyone have a WONDERFUL and BLESSED weekend!
XOXO — sp