Today is the day when I announce the winner of the two RAKS! The first RAK was guessing the number of visits that the blog had in one year! The real answer was 74,043 visits! VICKY (please note originally when typing out this post I typed in wrong name) guessed closest at 75, 636! Congrats VICKI please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the $25 gift certificate to scrapbook.com.
ETA: I missed someone's guess, MARLENE MURPHY (at 74,385 visits guess- which was actually the closest) and she will also win a $25 gift card to scrapbook.com! Please email me at email@example.com Congrats MARLENE MURPHY and VICKY.
Next was the wishlist giveaway up to $30 at scrapbook.com! I wanted to know what you thought was my favorite templates. Here are my top 10:
1. Sunshine page template 2
2. Curves and circles photoblock template
3. Fan flower template
4. Beach template
5. Flourish page template
6. Postage stamp template
7. Curvy photoblock template 2
8. Scallop page template
9. Die cut flower template
10. 4th of July template
Since so no one guessed 1, 2, 0r 3, Beach Template was the winning answer! PRECIOUS MEMORIES SCRAPBOOKING & MORE and LOR guessed that. So, I went to random. org and randomly picked the person assigned to 1. PRECIOUS MEMORIES SCRAPBOOKING &MORE! Congrats to you!! Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will let you know how to add your wish list and when I will be sending off your prize!
Next onto designer showcase: pages with nature! This was a fun week. I asked the contributors to either use nature on their layout (such as leaves, feathers) or to feature layouts with nature in them!
Dolores is up first! She created three stellar digital pages with nature on page and about nature! The first page features so many cool "outdoor" items! She used the digital kit: Pumpkin Spice by Jenn Barrette to create her amazing page.
Dolores' next page features a super fun outdoor photo as well as nature type elements! I love how this page turned out ;) She used the digital kit: Bewitching by Kristin Cronin-Barrow to complete her page.
Her last page displays a gorgeous fall setting and beautiful fall elements! What a great page! She used the digital kit: Splendiferous by Jenn Barrette to create her digital page.
This next page is Cathy! She shares with us super fun apple picking nature photos and a really fun design! Cathy used one of the apples to stamp a journal spot. Love this technique.
Heather created two amazing nature themed pages! I love all of the neat elements on the first page which really gives it that outdoorsy feel! The second page featured some yummy things to eat from nature. Two great pages ;)
Lastly, we have a gorgeous butterfly page by Nancy! Butterflies are one of my favorite animals (well, bugs that is) and I love how she scrapped these gorgeous creatures!
I hope you have a chance to scrap some nature pages soon!!