Thursday, October 31, 2013

#9-Banners & Pennants-Meljens Designs

Oh my, thank you for the wonderful entries last week!  I think that's the most entries we've had to date on your new blog, so thank you for taking the time to play along with us!
Our sponsor last week was week was the super fun Bugaboo Stamps!  One lucky person will win 7 digis of their choice!  Yay, digi shopping!!

Our chosen winner that has followed our rules is entry
#5- Cindy
Congratulations Cindy!  Please contact me to claim your prize.  If I have not heard from the winner by 8pm- Nov 6, I will re-draw, so be sure to follow us via email, Blog Lovin' or whatever method suits you best or check back to see if it was you!  We are also listed over at Paper Playful!
So this week, we have a fun new challenge brought to you by Meljen's Designs

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has a new challenge every Thursday, and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the adorable line of Meljen's Designs stamps at our store HERE to browse all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's exclusive rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too!  Don't forget to join Meljen's Designs on Facebook HERE to take advantage of special sales and promotions that are just for her facebook fans!

Our challenge this week is to show us Banners and Pennants on your creations!  They are so fun and trendy right now, so I thought it would be a great challenge!  For some people, it may not even be a challenge, but I am very excited to see your take on it!  

Our lovely DT have some wonderful creations to share with you featuring digis from Meljen's Designs!  

Have a look here: 

Caz  using  Cocoa Cupcake

Our Guest Designer- Saskia

I hope you will join us this time around and show us your take on Banners & Pennants. Meljen's Designs has 4 digis for one lucky person...maybe it's you?!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

#8-Favorite Twine or Ribbon~Bugaboo

Thank you for playing along with us in our challenge last week!  Great to see all the super fun paper piecing creations!  Crafty Sentiments was our sponsor and a big thank you goes out to them.  One lucky winner will get their choice of 3 (non colored) digis! Yay!!

 Our chosen winner is entry
#12- Lorraine A
Congratulations Lorraine!!  Please contact me to claim your Crafty Sentiments prize!
This week, I am pleased to welcome back Bugaboo Stamps!  I know we just had Bugaboo with us the week before last, but we had a gap in sponsorship and they kindly stepped up, so I'm more than happy to feature them again, thank you Bugaboo!
Our challenge this week is to use your Favorite Twine and/or Ribbon on your card!  So combing this week's challenge along with fabulous digis from Bugaboo, I have some wonderful cards to share with you from our design team!

Pam - Jar - Autumn

Marijke with Cat in the Hat

  Chantal using Little Penguin Winter- Decorate Tree

  Lawren using Brat- Turkey Thanksgiving 

So there we have some wonderful creations featuring our favorite twine and/or ribbon.  I hope you join us this week so we can see your creations as well as you have a chance to win 7 digis from Bugaboo!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

#7-Paper Piecing - Crafty Sentiments

Oh my goodness, such wonderful fall creations from last week's challenge!  Thank you to everyone that played along with us!

Our wonderful sponsor was Doodle Pantry and one lucky winner will receive a $10 gift cert to the store! 
Our chosen winner (that followed the challenge rules) is entry
#22- Barb O
Congratulations Barb!  Please contact me to claim your Doodle Pantry gift certificate!
We are ready for another great challenge....Paper Piecing is what we would like to see from you this week!  Luckily we are pleased to welcome back to Crafty Sentiments as our sponsor this time around! 

They have kindly donated 3 digis to one lucky person who plays along with our Paper Piecing challenge this week and they also let our DT work with some super fun and cute digis as well!

Before you head down to see the DT's wonderful creations, I would like to introduce you to a new member of our team!  Tamie Camp from Paper Infusions & More is joining us and here's a wee bit more about her:-)

Hello from Millet, Alberta.  I am married to my best friend, a mother of three (2 boys & a girl).  Besides my family and friends crafting is something else I am very passionate about.  My mom introduced me to crafting at an early age and it took hold and well now can be considered an addiction.  Some of my addictions would be paper, stamps, cross stitching, crocheting, candles and books. I dabbled a little bit in scrapbooking but card making really took hold in my life about 12 years ago.  It has allowed me an opportunity to create, laugh and share my love of crafting with family, friends, my fellow Design Team members and other crafters from around the world.  Everyday I continue to be amazed and feel very blessed with the opportunities I have been given through crafting.  Have an amazing day! :)

And now we have creations from our DT for the Paper Piecing challenge...
Saskia- October Guest Designer

Tamie using Harriet- Lady Bird & Butterfly


Carmen using Eve
Be sure to get your paper piecing on this week and enter for you chance to win 3 digis from Crafty Sentiments...cute new ones are available too, so it'll be fun digi shopping!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

#6- Happy Fall- Doodle Pantry

Welcome!!  So glad you have stopped by today!  Be sure to follow us using whatever method you like best so you stay in the loop of all things Creative!!  We had a CASE study happening last week and although this didn't seem like a favorite challenge (not sure why, it's a super easy one, the entries that we had were great!!  
Our super fun sponsor was Bugaboo Stamps and they kindly have 7 digis available for one lucky winner!!

Our winner chosen by is
#2- Leslie Turner!
Congratulations Leslie, please contact me to claim your Bugaboo Stamps prize!
So moving forward onto this week, we have lots of fun things happening here this week!!  First off, I would like to welcome Pam MacKay to our team!!  Here's a bit about Pam:
I have been a stamper for a long time!  I started by going to some card marking classes at our local craft stores which was more then 10 years ago.  And immediately I was hooked.  I love all kinds of stamps and digis.  My style is everything from clean and classy to chic and fun.

I am a stay at home crafter!! I am in my woman's cave for at least 2 to 3 hours a day and believe me I could be there all day but I do have to pay attention to the hubby and feed him on occasion!!
I am very excited to be on this design team of incredibly talented ladies!

Please take a moment to visit Pam at Stamper At Heart!

Now onto our new challenge and sponsor...  This week, I am beyond excited to have Doodle Pantry on board as our sponsor!  I love the images from Doodle Pantry and wait until you see the DT cards they sent over to share with you!!

Here's a little bit about Doodle Pantry...
Hello, my name is Laurie.   I'm just a regular Joe crafter.  While trying to find digital images that met my own crafting needs, I decided to draw some of my own, as I had so many unique (weird!) ideas that I just couldn’t locate elsewhere.   I sincerely hope something I've done inspires you to go create something to bring a smile to someone else and hope you enjoy creating to your hearts content with some of my doodles.. ~Laurie

One lucky winner will receive a $10 gift cert to the store...yippeee, I wish I could enter:-)

So our challenge this week is Happy's an easy one really and I hope you'll play along with us!
Here are some designs from the Doodle Pantry Design beautiful!

Ellen using Pumpkin

Dawn using Pumpkin

and now here is a Fall creation from our Guest Designer Saskia (whose printer is broken and is unable to print a digi)

our newest DT member

 the rest of my fabulous DT using images from Doodle Pantry


Kelly using Quirky Scarecrow  
(I cheated a wee bit and used the pre-colored digi:-)

So there we have some absolutely wonderful cards featuring Happy Fall!  I look forward to seeing your entries in our challenge this could win $10 to Doodle Pantry, so be sure to get your entry in before next Wed at 8pm MST!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

#5-CASE Study- Bugaboo Stamps

Great entries from last week's Favorite Things challenge!  I love to see the variety in everyone's current favorite crafty items!

A big thank you to our sponsor,  Robyn's Fetish and they have donated 5 digis available for one lucky player!  Our chosen winner is entry
#9- Debi B
Congratulations Debi!  Please contact me to claim your Robyn's Fetish prize!
So this week, we are back with a fun challenge for you and a super fun sponsor too!  I am happy to welcome back Bugaboo Stamps as our sponsor for this week's challenge. 

Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About Bugaboo Stamps: A Short Essay

 As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was two years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing!  From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects.  Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week! 
 If your taste runs to rubber (and you know who you are), you can find Bugaboo Stamps   at Totally Stampalicious. And finally, join the Bugaboo Stamps DT   for weekly challenges at Catch the Bug.

Our challenge this week is a CASE Study, so that means, you need to choose one of our fabulous design team members creations and CASE it!

Our DT had the chance to play with some Bugaboo images for their creations this week and they are all wonderful!!  Have a look:

I would like to introduce you to a Guest Designer we have with us for the month of October!  Please welcome Saskia Pullen!!

 Saskia using Gus Fish Whisperer

Kelly- using Girlz-Fall Pumpkin

I hope you'll join in the CASE study fun this week!  7 digis are up for a prize from Bugaboo stamps, so I sure hope you will join us!  Please remember the rules of our challenge:-)