Friday, August 29, 2008

Back to School Somethings - CHALLENGE

Happy Friday Everyone!

Thanks to all who participated in our Birthday Somethings challenge last week. There were fantastic projects entered for the blog candy draw! Big thanks to our hard working guest design team as well. They created wonderful samples for inspiration! Our design team enjoyed the week off and now we are back and ready to go!

The challenge this week is Back to School Somethings! We wanted to take some time to celebrate everyone heading back to school this fall. It's too bad summer is over, but a new year brings new friends and new adventures! This challenge is open to your interpretation. The only thing we ask is that your creation have something to do with school. You can make a card, a scrap book page, a 3d project, anything you can imagine.

Our blog candy this week has been donated by a new online stamp company called That's Jazzy Stamp Dreams! These stamps are handmade, cut and tested before being sent out. They are also made in the USA. The owner, Sheila Oxley, generously donated a few stamps set for our blog candy drawings. This new Rocket Ride set is what you could win when you enter your project by commenting on THIS post by 7pm EST on Thursday, September 4th. Be sure to visit That's Jazzy Stamp Dreams to see the other products they create and sell. Sheila is also offering a special on shipping for the month of September, so head on over and check it out!

Thanks for playing along with us this week, looking forward to seeing all the terrific back to school somethings! Have a great weekend!

Back to School Somethings - SAMPLES

Melissa's School Card

Birthday Somethings Blog Candy Winner.....

What a fantastic turnout for this week's challenge!! Thanks to everyone who played and to our amazing Guest design team for helping out!!

The winner of the Coconut Scrapshop Gift Certificate is....

Here are your random numbers:40
Timestamp: 2008-08-29 11:36:22 UTC

Toni said...
Love the DT cards, here is my card. xx

Congrats Toni!!!
Email me and I'll get all the info you need on the gift certificate to you!!

Hope everyone can play again this week!!!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Birthday Somethings CHALLENGE

After checking out all the fantastic entries last week, it seems like summer will be with us for quite awhile!! Super job to everyone who participated!

This week the Design Team is on a much deserved break. So we've enlisted the help of our Guest Design Team, some of whom were semifinalists in our previous viewer vote contests, to create some inspiration for you this week! And these ladies rocked this challenge, keep scrolling to check out their amazing designs!! Thanks ladies for your hard work!!!

Super fun challenge this week.....Birthday somethings. You are to create something that could be given for a birthday(card, invitation, present, etc), something that would be seen at a birthday(party favor, centerpiece, cake...) or something that reminds you of birthdays in general. It's a pretty wide open week, so take a chance and have fun!!

Please leave a comment on THIS POST with a link to your birthday creation by 7pm ET Thursday, August 28 to be entered into the drawing for some yummy blog candy!! This week's blog candy, which would be a great birthday present, was generously donated by the one and only Jen at The Coconut Scrapshop. It is a 15$ gift certificate for her amazing store!!! Pop on over and check out what she's got, you'll definitely want to shop!!!

Have fun!!!

Birthday Somethings SAMPLES

Katharina Frei's Birthday Wishes

Summer Somethings Blog Candy Winner

And the winner of the fabulous GinaK set is...

Here are your random numbers:3
Timestamp: 2008-08-22 11:22:30 UTC

Stephanie Hargis said...
Ooo! What a neat prize! Anyway, here is my card for your fun challenge! I LOVE flowers and butterflies in the summer! :D

Way to go Stephanie!!!

Email me (Erin) your mailing address and I'll get that right out to you!!

Thanks again to everyone who participated and be sure to check back for this week's challenge!!

Friday, August 15, 2008

Summer Somethings CHALLENGE

What fantastic challenge entries we had last week!! Thanks to Becky for a great color combo and thanks to all of you for participating!!

Can you believe it's already the middle of August!!! Before we know it the kids will be back in school and the steamy days will get cooler and cooler.

So for this week's challenge we want you to create a project to remind you of something from the summertime. Scrap a page about a fun summer day or make a card featuring your favorite summer items or colors, anything that reminds you of summer is fair game! Please leave a comment on THIS POST by 7pm ET Thursday, August 21st to be entered in this week's challenge and blog candy drawing.

We've got some AMAZING blog candy up for grabs this week!!!! The super sweet and talented GinaK generously donated this FABULOUS new stamp set designed by Rupa Shevde for our blog candy this week!! We are so excited to have her as one of our site sponsors!! Be sure to check out her site and see her full line of fantastic stamp sets and accessories!!

Time to stamp something summery!!!

Summer Somethings SAMPLES

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Color Challenge Blog Candy Winner

Well, it's been a great week of fantastic color challenge projects! Thanks to all of you who played along with us and thanks to Becky for choose a great color combo this week!

The winner of this week's Innovative Stamp Creations stamp set is, as chosen by
Here are your random numbers: 43
Timestamp: 2008-08-15 01:29:43 UTC

That's Lori Stilger who said...
I'm baaaaaaaaack! It's been WAY too long, and I apologize - but I do love your challenges. :) Here's my card: I've seen some fantastic things done with this stamp set, so I'm hopin'.... :D Have a wonderful day!

Congrats Lori! Please contact me (Denise) with your mailing info and I'll get that out to you this weekend.

Thanks again everyone, stay tuned for our new challenge tomorrow. We've got another great blog candy give away chance for you too, you won't want to miss it!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Color Challenge!

Happy Friday Everyone!

It's my turn (Becky) to host this week's challenge, so I issued a color challenge to the Stamp Something DT. The challenge is to use pink, green, and blue. You may use any shades of those colors or multiple shades of those colors.

This week's blog candy has kindly and generously been donated by Innovative Stamp Creations. Innovative Stamp Creations sells deep etched rubber stamps on unmounted sheets as well as other stamping and scrapping supplies. Their stamp specialty is in unique faces of woman and elements of nature. They also have challenges, tutorials, and gallery links. To see their complete line of products, please visit the website for Innovative Stamp Creations!

To be eligible for a chance to win this fabulous stamp set, you must participate in the challenge and submit your entry by commenting on THIS post no later than 7pm EST on Thursday, August 14th. We'll draw one random winner using

Thanks for playing along! Good luck to everyone!

Color Challenge! SAMPLES

Becky's sample:
Lauren's sample:
Alex's sample:
Cindy's sample:
Erin's sample:

Denise's sample:
Emily's sample:

Jo's sample:

Melissa's sample:

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Got Stamps? T-Shirt Winner!

OK, so it's that time again...time to announce the winner of this week's blog candy, the fabulous "Got Stamps?" t-shirt!

The winner as chosen by is....
Here are your random numbers: 6
Timestamp: 2008-08-07 23:53:05 UTC

That's Glitter Monkey who said...
Oh I've got stamps all right!! Lovely DT creations again this week ladies. My card is on my blog. Lol Lynn x

Yay Lynn! Please contact me, Denise, and I'll get that in the mail to you!

Thanks to everyone for playing along. Your thank you somethings were fantastic! Thanks to all the new players this week as well. We hope everyone will join us again and play along with our next challenge, which will post tomorrow morning! Until then, happy stamping! :)

Friday, August 1, 2008

Thank You Somethings CHALLENGE

Happy Friday All!

First, we wanted to extend another big thanks to all of you who participated in and voted for our finalists in the two viewer vote contests we had these past few weeks. Our first viewer voted guest designer is Ceal Pritchett, of Simply Beautiful Creations. She has designed a thank you card along with the design team this week, check out the fantastic samples below. We hope you'll find some inspiration to get out those stamps!

Now, on to the challenge! Keeping with the thank you theme, our challenge this week is "Thank You Somethings!" This challenge is completely open to interpretation! Make a card, a gift idea, 3d project, scrap page, anything you wish that has to do with thanks! Comment on THIS post by 7pm EST on Thursday, August 7th to be entered into this week's blog candy drawing.

We have some fun blog candy this week! Margaret Blount, aka StampMom, has generously donated a "Got Stamps?" T-Shirt from her online shop! Here you can see the fabulous Beth Silaika wearing one of these fun shirts! -------------------------------->

StampMom's items come in a great variety of designs sure to express your own personal style! Perfect for gifts, awards, and even door prizes at stamping workshops. T-shirts, sweatshirts, mugs, bibs, mouse pads... tell the world you're a stamping diva! And, StampMom has an affiliate program that earns you cash, too. Just join her affiliate program, post an ad on your website or blog, and make a little money -- to buy more stamps, of course!

So get out there and stamp something, we know you've GOT STAMPS! Have a great weekend! Look forward to seeing all your thank you creations!

Thank You Challenge SAMPLES

Introducing our viewer voted guest designer, Ceal Pritchett and her Thanks Card