Friday, May 30, 2008

Sketch Something CHALLENGE

I hope everyone had as much fun creating their "faux" projects last week as I did checking them out! I think I have about 8 new faux techniques to try out, I can't wait!! A big thanks to everyone who played along with us last week and we're happy to see you and some new faces this week for a very exciting challenge.

This week, we are super excited to announce our first guest designer!!! Her name is Katharina Frei of Katharina's Creative Place!! In addition to creating a fabulous card for inspiration, Katharina also provided us with this sketch!!!! --------------> Isn't it fabulous???

Before you check out what our design team created for inspiration, here are a few somethings about Katharina........

Personal somethings....
Katharina was born in Vienna , the capital of Austria , but moved to Switzerland in 2007 with her Swiss husband, Marcel, and two boys, Niklas and Noel. She is a SAHM, but works part-time as a Web Content Manager, which she does from home to still be there for her kids fulltime.

Stamping somethings......
Stamping and card making are her passion and addiction. She loves to craft with stamps, colour them in, design card layouts and try new techniques.
Her favorite stamps companies are High Hopes Rubber Stamps and Sugar Nellies. She just loves their adorable and versatile designs.
She loves to share her ideas and creations with other crafters and hopes to provide inspiration!

<-------Here is her amazing design based on her sketch.
Of course we have a little blog candy for you this week too!!! Including some fabulous images, embellishments and a sheet of SU's accents and elements. Just comment on THIS post with a link to the project on your blog or online gallery and you'll be entered to win!! Don't have a blog, just email it to us! All entries must be in by Thursday, June 5 at 7pm ET.

Thanks for sketching something!!!

Sketch Something SAMPLES

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Faux Somethings Blog Candy Winner

Thanks to all of you who participated in our "Faux Somethings" challenge. It was a lot of fun to see all the fabulous creations and I think we all learned some new techniques too! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas!

Here's the blog candy winner as chosen by

Here are your random numbers: 37
Timestamp: 2008-05-29 23:28:37 UTC

That's stampmom who said:
Here's my challenge card with faux stitching --

Please contact me (Denise) with your mailing info and I'll get that right out to you!

Thanks again everyone, hope to see you back tomorrow with our next challenge and first guest designer!! Thanks for stamping something with us!! :)

Friday, May 23, 2008

Faux Something CHALLENGE

Happy Friday!!

I can't believe another week is already over and we're on to a new challenge! We'd like to thank all of you who participated in our "Little Something to Say Thank You" challenge last week. It's been amazing to see all the awesome creativity. We've enjoyed visiting all of you! We hope you'll continue to play along each week.

The challenge this week is "Faux Something." We'd like to see you fake us out with your clever faux creations! There are so many different techniques out there, give one a try. Check out the samples made by our design team for some inspiration. We tried faux stitching, faux silk, faux leather, faux linen, faux ribbon and faux metal.

For a chance at this week's blog candy offer, please participate in the challenge and post your creation on your blog, online gallery, or email me a picture. Then, please comment on THIS post with a link to your work. All entries must be received by 7pm ET next Thursday evening to be considered for the blog candy drawing. The candy this week is a Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Lots of Thoughts. Good luck! :)

Now it's your turn! Show us what you've got that fools the eye, go and faux stamp something!! :)

Faux Something SAMPLES

Alex's "Faux Something" Card

Becky's "Faux Something" card

Denise's "Faux Something" card

Emily's "Faux Something" card

Erin's "Faux Something" card

Jo's "Faux Something" card

Melissa's "Faux Something" card

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Our thank you challenge winner is....

Thank you again to everyone who made our second challenge so successful!! What great entries everyone had! But there is only one blog candy winner, and that is.....

Here are your random numbers:46
Timestamp: 2008-05-23 01:12:14 UTC

Betty who said...

Nice Theme and great work of the DT Team!Here is MyCard
May 20, 2008 7:06 AM

Betty email me(Erin) with your snail address and I'll get your candy right out to you.

Hope to see you all tomorrow for our third challenge!!

Friday, May 16, 2008

A Little Something to Say Thank You CHALLENGE

Well, it's been a week since we posted our first challenge. I think I speak for the whole Design Team, when I say, what a FUN week it has been!! I, personally, loved visiting so many new blogs and seeing how each person interpreted our first challenge. There are so many talented stampers and scrappers out there that I was able to "meet" this week and can't wait to visit again!

Hopefully, you will all enjoy our second challenge as well. After seeing all the DT creations and the amount of people who joined our first challenge, all we could think to say was "thank you." Thanks to our amazingly talented DT gals for joining us and thanks to all of you who were as excited about this challenge blog as we were!!

So, we decided to choose that as our challenge. For this week, create a little something to say thank you. It's a phrase we say all the time, but sometimes you just need to show people you really mean it. It can be a card, a gift, a scrapbook page or what ever. Just a little something to say thank you!

And as a thank you for playing along this candy!!!

How do you enter?? Easy, reply to THIS POST with a link to your thank you creation on your blog, website or SCS gallery. (please include a link back here too, thanks!!) Don't have a blog....then just email it to me! We want everyone to be able to play along with us! A winner will be selected by on Thursday, May 22 at 7pm ET, so make sure it's posted by then.

Need some inspiration?? Check out what our design team created......

Until then, thank you for visiting.....and have fun stamping something!!

A Little Something to Say Thank You SAMPLES

Thursday, May 15, 2008

"First Somethings" Blog Candy Winner

Thank you ALL for joining in our first ever challenge. It was lots of fun visiting all of you and seeing all the fabulous artwork each of you shared. Thanks too for the lovely comments, we are thrilled that this challenge was such a hit! We hope you'll join us again tomorrow morning when we post the challenge for this week!

The winner of the "First Somethings" blog candy as chosen by is....

Here are your random numbers: 17
Timestamp: 2008-05-15 23:34:56 UTC

That's Carol who said:

Hi Girls, Great 'first' challenge and some gorgeous examples from the entries so far! The DT stuff is fab! My 'first' Anniversary card is HERE. Thanks for sharing everyone :)Carol x

Please contact me (Denise) with your mailing address Carol and I'll get that out to you ASAP. Thanks again!

Blog Award

Morning All!

I just gave this award to our Design Team Members for their super creative blogs. You have all been great to work with and I'm thrilled to be part of such an amazing group of talented crafters. You all give me a purpose to unleash the creativity! Thanks for all your hard work! :)

I also gave this award to ALL of the terrific people who have taken the time to visit us and comment, and for playing along with our challenge. You all have given us a purpose to create samples for this blog! We hope you'll continue to play along each week. It's been lots of fun to visit all of you and see the fabulous work you've shared with us! Thank you!

I'll be back later today with the winner of the "First Somethings" blog candy. Be sure to get your entries in before 7pm ET. Thanks for joining and stamping something with us!! :)

Friday, May 9, 2008

First Somethings

Welcome to our new challenge blog, STAMP SOMETHING! We are super excited about the launch of our new site. Each week on Friday mornings, we will post a new challenge. We hope our projects will inspire and motivate you to stamp something.

Some of these challenges will be difficult for us as we step out of our own comfort zones while trying new things. We hope you'll challenge yourself in your own stamping and crafting as you play along with us.

OK, now to the challenge! This whole endeavor is a first for all of us, so in keeping with the theme of "Firsts," our challenge this week will be "First Somethings." Challenge yourself to try something entirely new. Attempt a new layout or color combination or a new technique or fancy fold/card style that you've been wanting to try but have been putting off. You could also just keep with the theme of "Firsts" and make a card for a first birthday, a first baby, a first house, a first car, or any other first you can think of. Keep it as simple or as complicated as you'd like.

Everyone who plays along will receive a chance for our blog candy give away! To play, complete the challenge and post your project on your blog. Then link to our blog and leave us a comment. We want to see all those fabulous creations!

Thanks to all of you for playing along! We hope to see you back again next week! The "First Somethings" blog candy winner will be announced next Thursday evening at 7pm ET, be sure to check back. Good luck to everyone!

Check out the samples made by the Design Team Members. If you can click on the link, you will be redirected to that member's blog. There you will find all the details and how to's for these projects.

Alex's "First Friend" scrap page

Becky's "First Birthday" card

Cindy's "First" - using a handmade template to complete her card

Denise's "First Baby" card

First Somethings Challenge

Thursday, May 8, 2008

And the winner is......

Thank you to everyone who visited our blog and left such nice comments!! Thank you all also for spreading the word about our blog and getting everyone as excited as we are about tomorrow's challenge!!!

Soo the winner of our first blog candy as picked by is..........

Here are your random numbers:70
Timestamp: 2008-05-09 01:18:58 UTC


She said--Tiffany said...
Love it!!! I just love challenges so I am ready!!!! I am going to subscribe and put a tidbit about this blog on my blog. Thanks for starting this!!
May 7, 2008 1:17 PM


Email me (Erin) your snail mail addy and I'll get these goodies right out to you!!

Hope to see everyone tomorrow for our first challenge!!!!

Monday, May 5, 2008

New Challenge Blog

Welcome to STAMP SOMETHING, a new weekly challenge blog!!

Every week starting this Friday, May 9th, we will post a challenge that will hopefully inspire and motivate you to STAMP SOMETHING!! We will also provide examples from the members of our Design Team for even more inspiration.

We are looking forward to stamping something every week and hope you'll join us in the fun!!

To get everyone excited about the first challenge this Friday, we are offering our first BLOG CANDY! It's a little treat to say "thank you for spreading the word." All you need to do to be entered into Thursday's random drawing is leave a comment on this post AND either subscribe to this blog OR post us on your blog. Now, let's get ready to STAMP SOMETHING!!!

***Winner will be selected Thursday, May 8 at 7pm ET. Remember you need to leave a comment here AND write a post on your blog OR subscribe to be eligible****