Sunday, May 15, 2011

Falling Slowly Winner and Challenge #172 "Dream Big..."

Before we announce our winner, I'd like to say a big thank you to Julie Tucker-Wolek who was kind enough to step in for me this week while I was away. Thank you soooo much Julie!

Our design team has voted, and we have a winner for our "Falling Slowly" challenge!!!

Congratulations goes to Marjan, who created this beautiful layout...!!!
Congratulations Marjan!!! Your layout will now hang permanently in the STM Hall of Fame!!!

Thanks so much to all who participated in this challenge - you all do beautiful work and we appreciate you!!!

Next - I'm happy to announce the winner of our April RAK! Just as a reminder, everyone who participated in either of our April challenges was eligible to win this randomly-picked prize; and if you participated in both challenges, your name went in the hat twice!

Drumroll please........

The winner of the April RAK - the awesome "Forest Friends" stamp set, which was donated by DT member Jennifer Campbell is........

Paula-Mia Sogni Dolci

Congratulations Paula!!! Please email me at and we will get your prize right out to you! Thank you so much to Jennifer for being our April sponsor!

and now.........

We have got a truly inspirational song for you all this week! It's "Dream Big" by Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band!!! We found the lyrics for this song to be perfect for scrapping and we hope you do too! Click on the widget in the sidebar to read them.

I can't wait to share what the design team created for this song! Here we go...

Guest Designer Karen...

This songtext is so fantastic, I felt like I had to do a homedeco for my new office with just a picture and a few words from it. Already framed it, sorry for the bad Picture, but I hope you like it like I do.


Sharon (Fritchey)

I met Sharon Wheat while visiting an art show in SF and was invited to her studio to play.
She was teasing me about having an itchy photographic trigger finger,
which set off a gigglefest.
Such a joy-full moment!

"When you smile be sure to smile wide. when you walk, walk with pride. When you dream, dream big. When you laugh be sure to laugh out loud."
I took creative liberties and chose my favorite words and turned them into a goal for my daughter!

Now it's Your Turn!
What inspires you about this song? Show us in a scrapbook layout, art journal page, or anything else you are inspired to create!

To be eligible to win this challenge and have your creation hang in the STM Hall of Fame, remember to link us up to your layout using Mr. Linky below by midnight central time Saturday May 28th. The clock in the right sidebar shows central time to help you if you need to convert time zones.