Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday Somethings - CHALLENGE

Hi All!

It's Friday and we've got a fun new challenge for you this week, one in honor of the traditional Black Friday shopping day here in the States! Each year, on the day after Thanksgiving, the retail shops and stores have crazy specials, sales, early bird deals, and low prices on all your holiday shopping needs. It's a day when people get up at crazy early hours, wait in line forever, pushing and shoving just to get that sale price or one of kind gift for that special someone! It's a fun shopping day, one might feel very victorious at what she can accomplish in a few short hours!

So we thought it would be fun to have a "Black Friday Somethings" challenge! All you need to do is make a project using the color black! Simple! It can be anything, a card, scrap page, 3d item, a gift, as long as it contains black in some form, it counts!

To enter for your chance at this week's blog candy prize, have your entry posted by 7pm EST on Thursday, December 4th. We will be choosing 2 lucky winners this week! Please leave your comments on THIS post for the blog candy chance!

Our sponsor this week is JessicaLynnOriginal! Here's a little info about this unique stamp company....

JessicaLynnOriginal & JLMould Custom Stamps are perfect for almost every occasion. They not only are perfect for those heartfelt gifts that you create; but they make perfect gifts for friends and family. The high quality clear stamps are easy to wash with water or with baby wipes.

JessicaLynnOriginal is my original designs ready to ship to you. They are hand drawn by JessicaLynn and turned into stamps ready for your card making.

JLMould has a new series of DESIGNER STAMPS: We have worked hard on creating some original and creative ready to add your personal or business information to stamps. If you order one of these stamps just provide the requested information at checkout. We will send you a proof so you can see how your information will appear.

JessicaLynn has generously donated one $20 Gift Certificate from JessicaLynnOriginal & one designer stamp from! How fabulous is that! We will draw two random winners using next Thursday evening. Winner 1 will receive the $20 GC and winner 2 will receive the free designer stamp.

Be sure to check out the fun and fabulous black somethings the design team created this week! We hope you'll stamp something black with us this week! Happy Stamping and shopping! :)

Black Friday Somethings - SAMPLES

Emily's You're On My Mind Card

Jo's Seasons Greetings Card

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Somethings Winner

Hi All!

Thanks to all of you who played along with our Thanksgiving/thankful challenge last week. We love to see all the wonderful creations and interpretations of the challenges.

The winner of the Magnolia folder of images is, as chosen by

Here are your random numbers: 24
Timestamp: 2008-11-27 20:43:47 UTC

That's Ravengirl who said...
I totally had fun stamping this one! Here it is: Thanks for the challenge!

Congrats to Ravengirl! Please contact me, Denise, with your mailing info and I'll get that out to you ASAP! Thanks everyone, hope you'll play along with our new challenge this week! See you tomorrow!

Happy Stamping!! :)

Friday, November 21, 2008

Thanksgiving Somethings - CHALLENGE

Happy Friday All!

Thanks again to all of you who participated in last week's sketch challenge sponsored by Queen Kat Designs. We got to see fabulous interpretations of the sketch, you are all very talented! And thanks again to Queen Kat for donating that great blog candy!

We have a new challenge for you this week, one in honor of being thankful. Here in the United States we'll be celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday next week so we thought what better challenge than one for giving thanks, saying thank you, or celebrating this holiday. Please make a project having something to do with THANKS. It can be a card, a scrapbook page, a 3d item, anything you wish. For your chance at this week's blog candy prize, post your entry by Thursday, November 27th at 7pm EST. Please leave your comment/entry on THIS post.

For blog candy this week, our talented design team member Jo created this lovely card folder and filled it to the brim with a variety of Magnolia images. Thanks Jo! Due to the Thanksgiving holiday here, the winner will be drawn and announced with the challenge next Friday morning.

Be sure to check out all the design team samples too, we have LeAnne Pugliese as guest designer again this week!

Have fun stamping something!

Thanksgiving Somethings ~ SAMPLES

Alex's Happy Thanksgiving Card

Becky's Give Thanks Card

Cindy's Happy Thanksgiving Card

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Blog Candy Winner

A big huge thanks to Queen Kat for donating this week's fabulous candy and a huge congrats too for their 2 year anniversary!!
It was fun seeing everyone's interpretation of this sketch, thanks for playing along!!

And the winner is......
Here are your random numbers:27
Timestamp: 2008-11-21 00:15:23 UTC

And that is
Becky said...
Love this sketch! My card is here.Have a great week!

Please contact me(Erin) and I'll get your goodies out ASAP!!

See you tomorrow for another challenge!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Sketch Something ~ CHALLENGE

Happy Friday All!!

Thank you to everyone who did a "simple" card last week!! I don't think any of them were "simple," they were all fabulous!!

This week we are excited to announce we are participating in Queen Kat Designs 2nd anniversary extravaganza! They are hosting the challenge this week and offering some yummy blog candy! The challenge this week is a sketch. Isn't it fun???

Here's a bit about Queen Kat....

Queen Kat Designs ( is celebrating its 2nd birthday! We are a clear stamp company. All of our stamps are designed with love by stamp designers around the world. Our designs are always fun, funky and creative. Our home office is in Utah in the shadows of the Wasatch mountains. All of the stamps that QKD produces are made by hand and using only 1 chemical in the process (the actual polymer itself). We have eliminated harsh chemicals from our process to keep our employees healthy and the environment clean. QKD’s stamps are oh so sticky… They stick really well to acrylic blocks and wash up nicely. Although you know the saying, “a stained stamp is a well loved stamp”.

We are very excited to share our birthday with you this year! In honor of turning 2, we are having a big party and sale this week. Please come and join us on our blog ( and in the store ( for more fun. Happy Stamping!

And here's the oh so generous blog candy they donated for our winner this week!! WOW!! It consists of 2 QKD stamp sets, a package of rubons, ribbon, buttons and chipboard tags! All you need to do is leave a comment on THIS POST by Thursday, November 20, 7pm ET with a link to your creation and you'll be entered into the drawing!!

The Queen Kat DT also helped us out with some eye candy this week, so be sure to keep scrolling for their creations along with the Stamp Something DT and guest designer LeAnne Pugliese. Whew busy week, long post!!!
Happy Stamping!!

Sketch Something ~ SAMPLES by Stamp Something

Sketch Something ~ SAMPLES by Queen Kat

Heather's Thanks Card (QKD DT) Juliet's Happy Birthday Card (QKD DT)

Jennifer's Love Card (QKD DT) Penny's Birthday Card (QKD DT)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Simple Something Blog Candy Winner

Good Evening!

Thanks to each of you who joined in for the Simple Somethings challenge this week. There were amazing cards made with just one layer, who knew simple could be so wonderful! Thanks too for all the well wishes and sweet comments on our 6 month anniversary! We wouldn't be here if it weren't for ALL of you, so thank you for playing along each week and making this challenge site a success and a fun place to share!

The winner of the blog candy prize this week as chosen by is ....

Here are your random numbers: 24
Timestamp: 2008-11-14 00:44:59 UTC

And that's Debbie who said...
I have my entry please see ThanksDebbie

Debbie, please contact me (Denise) and I'll get those goodies in the mail to you this weekend.

Thanks again everyone! Hope you'll join us tomorrow for an all new Stamp Something challenge!

And one more thing, Stamp Something is now a group on Paper Craft Planet, if you'd like to join please visit us here! Have fun stamping something!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Simple Somethings - CHALLENGE

Hi All, Happy Friday!!

We have another fun challenge for you this week, but before we get to the challenge we have a little business to take care of first. This week we are celebrating 6 months of challenges! We can't believe that it's already been that long! We want to thank each of you for playing along every week, leaving wonderful comments on the design team samples, and for cheering us on with over 40,000 hits! Big hugs to all of you! It;s been great to see all the fabulous creations and meet all of you wonderfully talented people! We are very lucky!!

We also have a special blog candy offer in honor of our 6 months of stamping with you. We are offering up stamps and a t-shirt, all of which were donated by some of our wonderful sponsors! Anyone who participates in the challenge this week and comments to THIS post by 7pm EST on Thursday, November 13th will be eligible to win these goodies. If you are the lucky randomly drawn winner you will receive 2 stamp sets from That's Jazzy Stamp Dreams, one large background stamp from Innovative Stamp Creations, and a Got Stamps? t-shirt from Shirts.

Now, let's get to our challenge! This week is Simple Somethings. Make us a card using only one layer of cardstock. You can embellish it, stamp it, color it, do anything you wish, but you must only use one layer! That's easy right!!?? Have fun with the challenge and good luck to everyone.

Go and stamp something simple!

Simple Somethings - SAMPLES

Alex's Merry Christmas Card