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Ambowife Designs
12-31-2008, 06:44 PM
Okay Happy New Year everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful time.
Thank you to all of you who participated in the journalling challenge in December.

This month's challenge is themed, "Special Day" So you can journal about a special day in your life. A birthday, an occasion or Wedding, any day that meant a lot to you or even a special day for someone else. It doesn't even have to be a happy event, it could be the saddest day, just as long as it is a day that had great meaning!!

You have until January 31st to participate in the challenge. Just upload your layout to the SAS-y Journalling Challenge Gallery (http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/showgallery.php?cat=855) and then post a link here for us all to go check it out and leave you some love.

Here is the posting bonus you will recieve for playing this month.


Can't wait to see what you come up with this month.

Charlie's Digiscraps
12-31-2008, 08:04 PM
Great theme Tracy..hopefully I can join in a few more challenges this month and pick myself up some of theses awsome PB's!

01-01-2009, 08:25 PM
OMG, this months PB's are so darn cute!!! Thanks for the challenge

01-02-2009, 01:00 PM
Oh wow! Cool! I knew the moment I read this the title of my "Special Day" lo! Someday! When you see my lo you will understand why! Someday was 24 hours my family will never forget! I lost the photos in a move... so until I find them it'll be a one pager this month.

01-03-2009, 02:40 AM
I worked on honing my "Someday" journalling all day and wittled it down to 2 pages... without any photos! I had to add a few days leading up to Someday to tell my story.

Ambowife Designs
01-03-2009, 04:58 AM
Can't wait to read it Karin!! :)

01-03-2009, 03:47 PM
Tracy, you were SO right about the theme this month being easy for me! LOL And you're right about the subject too! :D

Here's my "Whatever He Said, Okay" (http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=30374&ppuser=2088)

Ambowife Designs
01-03-2009, 04:03 PM
LOL, yup you gave me the perfect idea for this months theme LOL!! I am so happy for you both Sweetie!! :) Kisses and Hugs to the Bride and Groom. X O X O Sending your posting bonus to you now!!
Thanks for participating!!

01-03-2009, 04:55 PM
Someday (http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=30378) and Someday 2 (http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=30379) are now up. They are very plain! I could make a book about Someday! I probably will... someday! (shh don't tell Mark I said someday!)

http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/data/855/thumbs/Someday_1s.JPG (http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=30378)http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/data/855/thumbs/Someday_2s.JPG (http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=30379)

Ambowife Designs
01-03-2009, 05:11 PM
Oh Karin, wonderful journalling, I loved the whole thing. I couldn't stop reading till I knew how it all turned out!!
Wonderful job and I have sent you your posting bonus too!! It's such a shame you lost the photos, but the mind is a very strong thing and I could see (my version) of the two of you all through the reading!!
Well done!

01-04-2009, 05:09 PM
Someday and Someday 2 are wonderful! Thank you again for sharing.

I knew exactly what day I was going to journal about, but now I think I'll 'expand' on it a little bit, so you'll be able to realize WHY my day was so significant :) I hope to have it done soon.

01-06-2009, 02:52 AM
Thank you all! I'm glad you enjoyed "Someday" it was quite a wild time! Kyra has heard the story a million times! She even read my journalling to her boyfriend before I uploaded it here. I wanted to get a few opinions on how it sounded before I uploaded it. Mark and I have told the story countless times... but this was the first time I wrote it down... I'm glad I did! Now our family will have it long after we're a memory.

Ambowife Designs
01-06-2009, 04:59 AM
Well here is mine LOL. I finally got around to doing one too!!
I even made a quickpage out of it and have it for free in the store for those who want it!! LOL. I'm not as great with words as some of you wonderful ladies though!!

EVER AFTER (http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=30520&limit=recent)

Thanks for looking :)

01-06-2009, 12:22 PM
Ok, mine is done! :) HEre is page 1

and here is page 2


thank you for the challenge, I love talking about this :)

Ambowife Designs
01-06-2009, 02:31 PM
Karen I loved your layouts and the kit you used was so pretty too. Such a great memory and I am so glad you got divorced out of that first marriage!!! Beautifully scrapped and journalled. Well done Sweetie. I have pm'd you the posting bonus.
You girls are sooo good at this :)

as for my layout. My son gave me away as my father passed away from stomach cancer in the preceding october. It was very quick and he was devastated that he wouldn't be able to give me away and asked Christopher to do his job for him on the big day. But that's another page LOL

01-07-2009, 12:51 PM
Tracy that is so sweet! Your father asking your son to give you away made me cry! I'm sure we all could make a whole album out of our "Special Day"... it sounds like your story would be very emotional for you to write.

Karen (Karen was hard for me to write I'm Karin) I'm so glad you got out of your first marriage! It sounds like God, Mike and your kid's have helped you gain selfasteem and peace in your life. It sounds like Mike helped you bloom! What a wonderful love story!

01-07-2009, 01:21 PM
Here's my entry:

"Do You Remember...?"

Ambowife Designs
01-07-2009, 02:33 PM
Thanks Tammara, I have pm'd your posting bonus to you. I loved the eclectic feel of your layout, it was like we were sneeking a peek in your memory shoe-box. wonderful job!! And what a special day for you both.
Thanks for participating this month.

01-15-2009, 05:07 PM
I find my self finally writing more on my lay outs. Journaling is something I have been neglecting. I promise to use more!


Ambowife Designs
01-15-2009, 10:50 PM
Thanks for your layout and journalling this month Kellymae3
Loved your journalling and so sorry that your Mother wasn't well and hope she is recovering well!! I pm'd you the posting bonus.
Thanks again :)

01-16-2009, 11:25 AM
Here is my challenge layout :) special day (http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=31118&limit=recent)

Ambowife Designs
01-16-2009, 04:53 PM
Thanks for taking part Lynn, have sent you your posting bonus in a pm. Loved your layout, don't they grow so fast!! Well done Hun!! :)

01-16-2009, 10:18 PM
Here is mine (http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=31145&ppuser=5577)I hope its okay I did a double page.

Ambowife Designs
01-17-2009, 06:38 AM
Thanks for playing along this month Audrey!! Loved your layout and it's fine if you do a double page. A few of the girls have this month. One page just doesn't allow for how much we have to say and show sometimes LOL. Great job and enjoy your posting bonus, it's in your PM inbox!!

And to all those who have participated so far this month, I am blown away with how many have taken part and your layouts are all just outstanding!!

I am so glad you have joined me this month, and we're only halfway through January. Still plenty of time for anyone else who would like to scrap and journal about that special day in their life!!

Thank you all soooo much!

Jan Merkley
01-21-2009, 05:50 PM
Here is my January Journaling Challenge layout.


Thanks for looking!

Ambowife Designs
01-21-2009, 06:28 PM
Loved your layout Jan, very pretty as well as the great journalling.
Lovely Grandbabies!! So cute. I have pm'd you your posting bonus link!
Thanks for participating hun!! :)

01-27-2009, 11:47 PM
Is it okay if our journaling isn't as much as a whole page? I'm still learning stumped on what to write. I'm getting better though.

My lo:


Thanks so much for a wonderful challenge!

Ambowife Designs
01-28-2009, 12:21 AM
That's okay you don't need to do a whole page!! It's a very individual thing.
Sent you your posting bonus for this month's challenge! Thanks for participating. :)

01-29-2009, 04:52 PM
here is my LO http://www.stoneaccentsstudioforum.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=31866&ppuser=717

Ambowife Designs
01-31-2009, 02:10 PM
Astrid, check your pm box, sent you your posting bonus. Thanks for participating this month.
And everyone else, I am so happy you all took part. Stay tuned for february's challenge.