Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Getting ready for the Final Challenge!!

This past week was crazy! I had to take a short vacation away from the computer to try to catch myself up on things in life. I worked on my lesson plans all weekend, and then my final challenge for the BHG Scrapbooks, Etc. Ultimate Summer Challenge all this week so far. I finished my project yesterday and e-mailed the pictures today with less than 24 hours to spare. I am very excited about the mini-book that I created. I think it turned out kind of neat. I originally planned on using some Tinkering Ink Becoming Green papers for it, but I somehow ended up working the BasicGrey. It just happened. For whatever reason, the BG just spoke to me. And since I was on such a tight deadline, I had to go with it. I did start another project with the TI, so I hope to share that this weekend sometime.

Anyway, this was the challenge that the ten finalists received:

"About Me" Mini-Album
Showcase your scrapbooking skills with an "all about me" 8-page (4 pages front and back), mini-album. It's that simple! Just tell us about yourself and use everything in your repertoire to dazzle your peers on your way to becoming $2,500 richer!

I am really excited and nervous about this final challenge. I know the competition will be tough, and the stakes are high! Who wouldn't want to win $2,500?????? I believe that voting opens at 10:00 am E.T on September 12 and ends at 12:59 am on September 20. What a nerve-racking 8 days that will be! It is really tough to watch the votes go up (or not go up). I really try to stay away from the computer as much as possible, but it really is hard not to check.

I thank all of you who voted daily for me last all helped me win and become a finalist! I hope that you will take the time to vote this time around. Remember that you can vote one time each day. And if you have not voted in any of the other rounds in the contest, you can register to vote here. I appreciate all of the help that everyone gives me!

I plan on sharing my mini-book here on the blog as soon as I get the okay. I am sure they do not want us sharing before the final round actually starts. I will, however, share this page with you.

It appeared in the Memory Makers Idea Gallery a few months back. I received a message the other day from a girl who wanted to let me know that she lifted my design. I was thrilled that I could give someone some inspiration. I really liked this layout and was happy that it got picked up. I think I might add "2007" to this layout and then do one every year to document Ryan's world each year. This was such a fun layout to do. I managed to get the important pics AND the journaling in!

Well, thanks for stopping by (if anyone is still around)! Hope your week is going great!


  1. Missed your posts, but hey considering what you were working on, all is forgiven. Excited to see what you do with the TI, as I struggle with it and want to see something inspiring! Wishing you the best of luck on the contes! That is a lot of money, and it sure would be fun if you won!

  2. fabulous layout!

    best of luck with the final challenge! :D

  3. Love the new LO! I'll be voting for you on the 12th! GOOD LUCK!

    Also, wanted to let you know I gave you an award on my blog!!

  4. Love the layout and can't wait to see your album!
    No doubt it will rock!
    GOOD LUCK!!!

  5. Good luck on your the layout you posted and such a great idea to do one to document changes from year to year!


  6. Love this layout too! I hope you do well in the final round! I will definitely vote for you!

  7. i'm always here :)

    the layout is awesome. I may have to lift this one too.

    You know i'll be votin' and i'll gather all my buds to vote too.

    good luck friend

  8. Love the layout and can't wait to see your mini that you created! Good luck!

    Have a great weekend!


  9. I love your Ryans World layout. I think you have a great idea to do this once a year. I think I'm going to try that for my daughter who will be 8 at the end of the month. Some of their interests change so quickly, however, some stick around. It would be neat to look back and see what was the same year after year and what faded out. Thanks for sharing. :)