Friday, July 25, 2008

Ultimate Summer Challenge & RAK Winner!

I received my letter in the mail yesterday telling me that I was the winner of Week 4 of the Ultimate Summer Challenge on the BHG Scrapbook, etc. website! Boy, was I over the moon! Of course, people at the BHG SBE website chose the 10 semi-finalists, but it was the public who voted mine as the winner that week. That is what is really exciting! It truly is a wonderful feeling knowing that enough people liked my design the best to vote for it!

The big challenge lies ahead now. After the 10 weeks are over, there will be 10 finalist who will compete for the BIG prize! Believe me, looking at the other winners, it will be quite the competition. BHG SBE will give us an assignment that we will have about a week to complete. Then, they will post our work up on the website for the public to vote once again. The layout with the most votes wins! What a nail bitter, huh? Well, that's not until September, so I have some time to wait and be a nervous wreck...LOL!

In other news, Ryan chose a winner of the RAK that I will mailing out. He picked number 1:

Sara said...
You are going to have a FANTASTIC trip! We go all the time so I'll give you a few pointers & email you the rest (if you don't mind)In the Magic Kingdom you've got to see The Haunted Mansion, Splash Mountain, Big Thunder Mountain Railroad, Magic Carpets of Aladdin (just like a dumbo ride), Pirates of the Caribbean, Space Mountain, Astro Orbiter, Tomorrowland Transit Authority (no lines & it's relaxing!), Buzz Lightyear's Space Ranger Spin (get a fast pass) , Stitch's Great Escape! (get a fast pass), Mickey's PhilharMagic (Great show get a fast pass), Dumbo & the Mad Tea Party-teacups.
7/21/08 12:12 PM

So, Sara, please send me an e-mail at with your address, so I can get your goodies in the mail as soon as possible! Thanks to everyone who stopped by to comment and for all of the wonderful Disney tips. You guys really helped me out a lot. I have all of the tips printed and packed, so I can use them when we get to Disney!

On a not-so fun note, my clothes dryer died yesterday. Poop! I put the clothes in and walked away. Almost 2 hours later, I remembered that my clothes were in the dryer (oops!), so I went to get them out and they were still wet. So, I guess the dryer died mid-cycle since they felt sort of warm. Geez, just when you think that you are ahead of the money game...BAM!...something happens to throw you right back to the beginning. I am sure you guys can relate. Oh well, such is life. It's not life threatening and no one died, so I can't sweat the small stuff!

Since posting without pictures is no fun, here's a part of the layout that I am working on today. My new fun experiment...pipe cleaners (with some beads, of course)!

Not finished with it yet, but it's for the next HOF Challenge over at Creating Keepsakes. The challenges are the 1st of every month, so go check it out on August 1! to finish scrapping! Have a super day!


  1. HUGE congrats Denine!! Glad you got lots of good Disney tips, I bet you're getting excited. :0) Bummer about the dryer.. your pipe cleaner peek looks pretty cool!

  2. CONGRATS on the Summer Challenge! That's GREAT & you deserve it! LOVE the pipe cleaner peek--can't wait to see the end result!

    THANKS SO MUCH for the RAK!! This just made my day happier! THANKS AGAIN! Have a FANTASTIC trip!!

  3. how awesome is that???!!!

    i cant wait to see your finished layout! you are really wanting me to dig out my beads huh? very very tempting!!!!

  4. Pipe Cleaner??? Genius!!!! So clever, no wonder you are a 'Winner' Congratulations!!

  5. the pipe cleaner thing makes me very very happy . . . can't wait to see more . . . :D

    bummer on the dryer. totally hear ya abt getting ahead on the money game. :P

  6. Hey congrats on your win!!! oh pipe cleaners . . what a great idea. have tons of those around. will definitely check out the challenges too!