So many of you have been so kind in all your comments. I cannot thank you enough for the well wishes. In addition to comments here on my blog, I have received many, many e-mails, texts and phone calls. I truly do appreciate all the nice words. I am honored to have such supportive, loving friends and consultants. Thank you.
I have had a lot of requests to post the pages of my winning album, so here they are. You should know that there were specific guidelines for each layout and the number of layouts we had to submit to qualify. If you can read this first page clearly, you will see the order of my layouts according the to requirements.
Also, if you have the time, try to read the actual journaling. You would think that a family heritage album would be quite boring, but I did my best to take the factual and translate it more into a story of how the family has evolved; how each person's life led them to their spouse, and so on. In case you don't know, you can click on each photo to enlarge it to fill your screen for easier reading and to see details better.
This album not only took 2nd place in the Close To My Heart Corporate vote (earning me an awesome prize of every new stamp set in the new Autumn/Winter Idea Book, over $700 retail), it was also voted 1st place in the Consultant's Choice with a $500 cash prize! This was a huge honor, as I mentioned in my earlier post, since it was a vote from my peers in the CTMH family. Thank you for your votes and your confidence in me. I am truly humbled and grateful.
I will refrain from adding more comments with the photos, but feel free to ask questions if any arise. Thanks for taking the time to look. Have a great day!
What a wonderful album! You are so very deserving to win! I loved your album in 2008 and have followed your blog ever since. I actually did not get a chance to see your album in person in DC because the lines were so long and there always seemed to be a backup-now I know they were taking photos of your album! Thank you so much for posting it here.ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh, Annette! What a FABULOUS album!! So much information and such gorgeous presentation! Thank you for sharing!ReplyDelete
That is so beautiful! I see why you won...congratulations!!!ReplyDelete
Gorgeous album! A well-deserved win. My favorite part? All the journaling...I enjoyed reading them. In fact, I learned that Jamie's Art for the calendar is hanging in my classroom. :)ReplyDelete
What a lovely album and an even lovelier tribute to your family. I can see why they chose yours as the consultant's choice. You are so talented. It's beautiful and something you will cherish forever. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Wow, not only are tne graphics great you are a wonderful storyteller. So happy for you!ReplyDelete
Absolutely AMAZING!!! Thank you so much for sharing with us. Again, Congratulations!!!!!!ReplyDelete
Just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing!ReplyDelete
OHHH WOWWWW!! I adore your album - I fell in love with it even. The historical ones are amazing and then the one of the art work just a fab. idea!! Very creative!! TFSReplyDelete
It is an amazing album that you will cherish for the rest of time. Now Jamie will have the information to pass on. Everyone should put their family information down like you have. Thanks for sharing with us and can't wait to hold it in my hands to get the real feel. DiReplyDelete
If this took 2nd place then the 1st place album must have been something. I can't see why this didn't take first place. I love the way you have all the hidden documents and journaling behind flaps and pull out tags. Great job. Show us more.ReplyDelete
Your album is BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations on both the wins!! Well deserved.ReplyDelete
Oh Annette! I have tears in my eyes - of joy and pride! You won!!! You certainly deserve it - your album is absolutely amazing . . . I see a thousand ideas in it that I want to remember.ReplyDelete
Wow. I need to catch my breath!
Ohhhhh Annette, this is simply stunning!! A well-deserved win! Congrats!ReplyDelete
You're album is inspiring.ReplyDelete