Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Hi all! :o) Kylie here! Well, our 1st BIRTHDAY BASH has all but come and gone… for 2011, at least… and the way this year is going, we’ll be back in celebration mode before ya know it! :o) We’ve shared some fabulous goodies – all FREE – if you have missed any of our other birthday posts… you can easily find them by clicking the ‘birthday bash’ category over on the right side of the blog! Our jam-packed gift bag included: a word whimsy, a paper pack, clustered frames and an easy-as-pie layered template – all super-cute and all lots of FUN!! And, I love that they coordinate so perfectly with the AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER kit in the Shoppe. What a lovely way to extend this beloved kit – and I really can’t wait to scrap my next birthday celebration using all the new goodies (I may have to scrap some old photos – too impatient?!)
Before we pack up the decorations and turn the lights out on the 1st birthday celebrations, I’m here today to announce the ‘WINNERS’ of our celebration recipe challenge! Hosting this cheery challenge was lots of fun and going through all the entries was THE VERY BEST part! I loved each and every entry! :o) It was lovely to see so many different types of celebrations and memorable occasions … all so special and wonderful in their own way… and all scrapped BRILLIANTLY!! As always, choosing was not an easy task. We really did not go by any specific criteria for choosing the ‘favorite’ three layouts – it had to do with everything from design to journaling to overall creativity, etc. So, in no particular order… here are our THREE WINNING LAYOUTS for the ‘A TIME TO CELEBRATE’ recipe challenge… congratulations girls!!
First, we have bessysue581 with her adorable page celebrating little Kaiya’s first birthday! :o) Just look at that photo – utter CUTENESS and pure HAPPINESS!! A perfect princess party page… full of all things pretty… and lots of sparkles!
Next, we have another birthday celebration, and a celebration of sisters, all rolled into one. 15 Amazing Years by chocochoco is beautifully crafted! :o) The whole page is precious and what I love most is the journaling… such sweet and earnest words! (Oh, if I could only write half as well on my sister’s next birthday card, I’ll be doing very well indeed!)
And finally, First Dance by PrimevalPixie! :o) A gorgeous photograph from their very special day, a pic that is no doubt cherished! And the layout, to showcase such a beautiful first, is absolutely stunning – in every way… especially the journaling! (You guys really did pull the heartstrings with each and every recipe challenge layout!)
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) Thank you SO much, to everyone, for participating and joining in the challenge fun! EVERYONE did an amazing job with our little ‘scrap’ recipe. So many very, very special pages full of wonderful celebrations – both big and small… ALL treasured keepsakes!
Please join me again on Friday for a little Father’s Day inspiration! Thanks for dropping by the blog today and we’ll see you again soon! :o)