Saturday, May 19, 2007

We had a Party

And it's now over, but you can still look at all the fun we had!!! :o)........


#1 Our first game all the early risers shared (on their blog) the best sleepy photo they had, I had a tie between my two little ones...

  • The winner of this game is Wendy for the Mini Accordion album tin by K & Company!!! Thanks for sharing Miss Wendy :o)


#2 Veteran Blogger game... bloggers left me comments or emails letting me know the date of their first blog entry, mine is HERE, the oldest "veteran" won.
  • Our participating "Veteran Blogger" is Karla who has been blogging since March 15, 2006 and she wins the Beginner ScrapPack donated by Haley at Quiet Romance. Congrats Karla!!


#3 A Real Women?... this game was dedicated to Tasra with Real Women Scrap I love boasting that I am a real women quoted in my friend Tasra's book I even won a game on her blog back in November for the "precarious balancing act" in my fridge... well to prove that I can keep it real I shared my most hated yet very real photo of my front yard!!!

Then I had others share a photo of something around their house that showed me they could also keep it real.
  • The FlipFlop Moma was the only one to share a "Real" photo so she is our winner of the CourtYard Memory Building PageKit by ChatterBox.


#4 Share your first layout ever... I was sharing my first layout with a friend of mine just the other day, I was telling her that I wished I had a scrapbook mentor in the beginning to tell me not to start scrapbooking with such important photos. Oye! my wedding should have been scrapped AFTER I figured out what I was doing, and after I was comfortable, after I knew what NOT to do!

But my husband (being the sweetie that he is) tells me he likes it because it shows who I was right when we were married, an 18 year old still trying to grow roots, it's nice to find the positive in the negative. And I like that my husband likes it.

I had others share their first layout, post a photo or scanned image on their blog and share why they like it. Here's mine...

We had two winners for this game because I was just happy to see them participate. It's always refreshing to look back and see how much we have grown isn't it?
  • Living for God wins the Hot Fudge Scrapbooking kit donated by Tamara
  • Karla wins When Couples pray by David & Jan Stoop



#5 a Scrapping Servant?
... now we shared a layout that shows you serving, or a story of you serving through scrapbooking such as the time I shared of me doing a memorial album for my friend's late wife Lila. If you wanna see it is HERE.

Our participating Scrapping Servant was Terri for the beautiful story about her friend, be sure to read it! Terri is winning the 6x6 accordian album from All My Memories.



#6 Share the link love game... I had everyone Mingle :o) ...and they kept a list of who they visited in a blog post.

After hearing all of the comments for this game I was so excited that we really did seem to get to know each other, I was blessed to say there should be many winners but I had to choose Rae... she will be winning the Wedding Altered Paint Can created by yours truely.


Help your Scrapping Servant...

Send me an email telling me what your most favorite and least favorite things are about my blog, be truthful, I only hope to improve upon the craziness I have designed.

Thank you all for blessing and helping me with your compliments and suggestions.


Oh!!! I almost forgot, I would like to give Jess @ Scrapbook Ideas a prize for the generousity of her time to create the digital kit just for us!!! She will be receiving the Love Ya Bunches stamp set donated by Wendy :o)

And here's your party favor from Scrapbook Ideas...

I asked you all to get creative with it :o) Well I would like to reward Heidi for doing a beautiful job with this digital kit, by giving her the $10 gift certificate at Making Scrapbooks!! Enjoy!

21 comments:

Karla said...

Yay! Your comments are working.

I just added my first layout ever to my blog. Oh my! (I quoted you a few times because you were RIGHT ON!!)

btw - I think yours is actually really good for your first layout, Carolyn!

Rae said...

I really like your layout! It's really good for being your first, it actually looks a lot similar to one of my firsts. Your hubby is awesome for brining out the positive side I'm off to see if I can find my layout so I can share it...thanks for such a fun party!

Tasra Dawson said...

Hey girl! Thanks for the contest dedicated to Real Women Scrap! Posted the contest info for all to see. Hope you have a wonderful party time!

LivingforGod said...

I posted my "first" layout on my blog. I hope I did it right (not sure what layout means exactly). Does one big picture count?

Rae said...

I made it to play along in game 4! I have my layout up...two of my firsts.

LivingforGod said...

Oh..I'm so thrilled to win the Hot Fudge Scrapbooking Kit. Thanks so much Tamara and Carolyn!!! And thanks to everyone who has left comments on my blog! You all are very kind.

Kim said...

I just found out about your blog today, and I look forward to looking around and getting some ideas for my sorely "neglected" scrapbooks!

LivingforGod said...

My post about Share the Link Love Game is up on my blog. Thanks, Carolyn, for a fun-filled party!

flipflopmom said...

I love your blog... I really don't know what I would change about it.. because it's a reflection of you.. Ok.. well maybe a smidge of music.. I LOVE music.. tee hee...

I love that your blog is colorful... has a picture of YOU and you share all your interests and passions!!!

Thank you so much for a wonderful day of blogging!!!!

Wendy said...

Hooray! Your comments are working again This has been so much fun! It must have been a lot of work for you! Thank you soooo much for doing this It is the BEST blog party that I have attended!

As for your blog... I love how you mix the posts up with family, scrapbooking, tutorials, etc! I really haven't noticed anything that I didn't like about it! I am not just saying that either! I promise.

Wendy said...

I forgot to add... the pics of your kiddos sleeping are beautiful!! So cute!

Tamara said...

I found it!! I'm really late because of personal family issues but I just hope that everyone had a really good time. I had a very memorable day with my daughter after being sick for 3+ months with severe morning sickness and by the grace of God we had a lovely day getting our hair cut and no tears from mom. (We are facing a miscarriage also.) We came home and put on makeup and took some pictures. I'd post the photos on my blog but at the request of my husband I've been asked to not share pictures of my daughter. Anyhow, I'm just happy that I was able to donate to this and pray that everyone had a wonderful day! Thanks for doing this. ~Tamara

Karla said...

What a great day I have had being part of your party, Carolyn! Thank you so much for making this party fun. I am so excited that I have some new blogs to check out.

Thank you for the prizes I won, too.

I am off to bed (it's 11:26 pm here) but I'll check back in tomorrow to see how everything went.

I was able to stop by to visit everyone today. (through Kim #15). I have a list posted on my blog and little something special about each blog I visited.

Have a good night!

Rae said...

My link love is up on my blog now... thanks for such a wonderful day I had an awesome time!

sheri said...

hi Carolyn, I had such a great time visiting and leaving comments for everyone. maybe next time u have a party I will be more prepared. awsome party,sheri

Sandie said...

Wow. I just got here. Didn't understand the instructions at first, and couldn't find my link to this webpage.

Scrapbooking said...

THis party thing is very cool! I love the site

flipflopmom said...

WOW I had a GREAT time.. thanks for inviting me!!! Although my day was crazy yesterday.. I had so much fun on my "down" time!!!! I love to share stories and I like it that you made me think!!! I made some new friends and that just EXCITES me.. so thank you.. thank you!!!!

Rebecca said...

Ugh. I totally forgot. Yesterday I was on the computer real quick and then busy the rest of the day. It looks like you guys had a great time. I'll be checking back for word on the next party and mark my real life calendar this time. I put a button/badge on my blog to remind me but that didn't work so well I guess. Love your blog! Your most recent layout is great - I want to try that chalking technique sometime. Your kids are adorable, what a sweet photo.

Jess (Scrapbook Ideas) said...

Yay!!!!! I'm so excited about the stamps!!! Thanks Carolyn! And thanks Wendy for donating them !! Your party was so fun Carolyn - Thanks again for hosting it .

Maricar said...

I'm glad I found your blog. Great party!