Wednesday, October 29, 2008

And the winner is...

OK the moment you have been waiting for...the winner of the Penguin Pants gift certificate is...Crystal Daniels. Crystal sent us this picture, because she has yet to start a blog and is new to stamping and 3D work. Who would have guessed, because this is adorable and so "out of the box"! Great job Crystal and to everyone who made those crazy nugget boxes.
Thank you!
Pam & Carrie

The Final Nugget Box Gallery

So happy to see more creations this week with these awesome boxes! Here is a compilation of the gallery over the past two weeks:






Our winner of the Penguin Pants Gift Certificate is..... coming soon! Ha ha tricked you! Carrie and I will have a special post tonight with the winner so check back!!

Thank you so much to all of you for playing along with us! Look for a new template and samples next Wednesday. Be sure to come back!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Nugget Box Gallery

Where are all the nuggets? Yes, we understand that these are hard to find but how could you all resist making these boxes? They are just adorable!

So, we've decided
to extend this challenge for one more week and encourage you all to try to make one and fill it with whatever! Remember there is a gift certificate for Penguin Pants Stamps up for grabs!!

For my second
sample, I thought I'd do something fun and unexpected. However, I decided to play it "safe".

I used the 1 x 2 nugget template and made three drawers inside. I used brads as handles and you can see I used my Penguin Pants stamps to bar code the "money".

For my box I decided to use the template which holds ten nuggets. I didn't have any nuggets so I filled my box with Peanut Butter M&M's in
fun Halloween colors. I also used Penguin Pants stamps to decorate my box.

I can't wait to see what you creations you come up with. Just beca
use we call this a nugget box doesn't mean you have to fill it with nuggets! Let your creative juices flow!! See you next week with our gallery and the lucky winner of the Penguin Pants Stamps Gift Certificate.

Nugget Box Gallery:



Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Nugget Box Challenge

With Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas all sneaking up on us, Pam and I tried to figure out what to challenge you with that could be used for all three of these occasions. We also love chocolate and needed to put that into the challenge as well.

So, this week's challenge is Nugget Boxes. We found a great link on SCS posted by Chris Simon and were thrilled as she's given various shapes and sizes so you all can decide which size you'd like to do!

Nugget Boxes of Many Sizes

For my sample, I went with the 4 x 2 size (meaning you can get 2 rows of 4 nuggets) and used my Penguin Pants stamp sets Halloween Hang Ups and Spooky Spooks to make a great Halloween candy treat perfect for a neighbor, babysitter or teacher.

I usually don't like the look of "wacky" ribbon but for Halloween, I think its okay. I used the "frayed ribbon" technique on some black grosgrain. I used some great Halloween designer paper from Stampin' Up! and covered the nuggets inside with paper to match.

Unfortunately Pam has had to call in sick this week. As soon as she is feeling better she will post her sample.

In The Spotlight- October 14/08

One more fabulous designer for this month's "In The Spotlight" series.

Today we are thrilled to bring to your attention, DeeDee from "Scrappin' with DeeDee".
DeeDee has an eye for detail that we just love. Her designs are whimsical and refreshing. Here are a few of the many from DeeDee's blog:

"Spooky Treats"

"Cute Back Pack"

"Candy Corn Anyone"

Thank you to all of our Designers this past week for sharing your inspiring work with all of us. Don't forget to email us if you have a project or two you would like to share. Or if you know of someone who makes your jaw hit the floor, please bring them to our attention!

We will see you here tomorrow with a new challenge and samples!

Monday, October 13, 2008

In The Spotlight October 13/08

We hope you all had a fabulous weekend and are ready to be inspired by our next "In The Spotlight" designer.

Today we are pleased to bring you Becca from "Amazing Paper Grace"

Becca's work is simply beautiful and so elegant. We love the soft feel to her projects and the amazing use of embellishments. Here are just a few of Becca's gorgeous pieces:

"Victorian Fan"

"Get Ghoulish"

We hope you have fun "oohing and aahing" over Becca's gorgeous work. We will be back tomorrow with our last "In The Spotlight" designer for October. Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, October 10, 2008

In The Spotlight- October 10/08

Todays "In the Spotlight" designer is a very talented crafter and was our very first winner here at 3D Design Challenge.

Jennifer Beason from " Learn, Create, Inspire".

Jennifer has such a gift for transforming 3D items in to works of art. Here are just a few items of her many fabulous creations that will make your jaw drop:

" 4 U Girlie"

"Dottie About Polka Dots"

"Time To Call"

Have fun looking at Jen's blog and we will see you back here on Monday with another "In the Spotlight" designer!

Thursday, October 9, 2008

In the Spotlight - Oct 9/08

Today's spotlight artist is Elizabeth from Animal Scraps.

We were really pleased to receive her email and are happy to share some of her great projects with you. Take note: you will be taken to both her blog and here SCS gallery - don't be alarmed, just enjoy!

Birthday Purse

Gift Box

Wooden Purse

Soldered Charms

Remember, if you want to be "In the Spotlight", just email us with your blog link and a few great project links and it could be YOU!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Mini Book Gallery & Great News!

Great work everyone!

I did something a little silly for my second try at this book. I got an idea and got it done but didn't use the absolutely fabulous Penguin Pants stamp sets that were sitting on my craft desk. Therefore, I'll be treating you to a very cool card I made wit
h them after my second sample of the One Little Book.

I started with designer paper this time and adhered some of the pages together to end up with two pockets in the centre in which I put two tea bags. I adhered the outer edges to a piece
of chipboard to make a cover and topped it with a die cut Top Note from my Sizzix. I punched two holes in the bottom and tied them loosely so it stays together as a book.

I added two little envelopes to add sugar or whatnot and adhered them inside. I then printed off "Teas I Love" and some lines on my printer and stamped a great big teapot and there you have it. A great little gift for someone who loves their tea!

Now, for my card - this was a fun one! Granted it was a little hard to take a photo due to the clear front, I think you get the idea! I
used Spooky Spooks and Halloween Hang Ups for this card and made a clear front that is attached with a "faux fence" hinge. I used my arrow punch from SU to make this fence which is very similar to the fence in the Penguin Pants stamp set. The lower piece of green is part of the card itself and the clear cover is just a front attached on the inside. Make sense? Then putting all the great stamps in behind it
make the ghost look like its flying. So much fun!

For Pam's mini album she used the Penguin Pants stamp set called "Altered Labels" inked with Versa Mark and embossed with white embossing powder on pattern paper. For the inside the two sections that are open at the top she cut about a half an inch short then adhered the sides so that a tag can fit inside. The rest of the pages are for pictures and the very last page has a pocket for a gift card. This will make a fun brag book with the bonus of a little gift as well! Instead of a belly band or piece of ribbon to keep this book shut Pam used a giant paper clip to go with the kind of funky industrial look.

SO...for some great news! Daily Window Products has decided to stay on board with us and is giving us an additional *3 products to give away per month. How fabulous is that for all of you!!

This is how it will work:

*One prize will go to our Guest Designer each month

*For the next two prizes we will take all entries from our first gallery round up as well as our four "In The Spotlight" designer's names. We will toss all of those names in a hat and draw one winner from each catagory each month. The more you play and post entries in our gallery the more chances you have to win as well! Want one more chance to throw your name in the hat? Contact us with suggestions for our "In the Spotlight Designer" series and or a fun and easy 3D project and we will add your name in the drawing as well!

Don't forget we will also have our FABULOUS "Sponsor Of The Month" prize to give away at the end of each month as well!! This month of course is Penguin Pants Stamps and the prize up for grabs at the end of this month is a gift certificate to their online store!! Check them out, the quality of these stamps is fantastic!

Now that you have heard all of the great news here is your gallery for this week's Mini Album challenge and the lucky winner chosen randomly (you were all fabulous) this week is.... KARI!

One Little Book Gallery






Thanks once again for playing along with us and for spreading the word of our challenge blog! Join us tomorrow for the beginning of our "In the Spotlight Designer" series!

Monday, October 6, 2008

One Little Book Video Tutorial

Okay, this is me putting together the One Little Book. Don't forget to print out the template from a few days ago and give it a try!

Friday, October 3, 2008

One Little Book Update

A couple of you have said you're having a time with this - I'll post a video in the next day or so. Sometimes a visual is better!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Penguin Pants Mini Book

Can you believe it is October already?! Boy how time flies when you are having fun and boy are we having fun with our Penguin Pants stamps! Penguin Pants is 3D Design Challenge's "October Sponsor" and Carrie and I have had a blast making this their fabulous clear stamps.

For this weeks challenge Carrie has a great mini album template for you. Download the template, create your version of this album and post it to your blog or other online gallery. Leave us a comm
ent here on this post with a link to your creation, you have until October 7, 2008 9PM MST (-7GST).

One Little Book Template

For Carrie's mini album she used the "Altered Labels" set from Penguin Pants. Her daughter recently went away to Brownie camp and she wanted to make a great little keepsake album so she could remember this very momentous first camping trip. She used the colours that are in keeping with the Brownies (orange, brown, navy) and used the pattern pretty much to the letter. You'll see from the inside photo that most pages are blank - some are stamped with the... stamps but most pages are left for her daughter to write stories and add pictures.

For my album I used "Halloween Hang ups" from
Penguin Pants to decorate the cover of this mini album. After I stamped the images the scene reminded me of Van Gogh's "Starry Night" painting. So when I colored the sky, moon and tree I tried to imitate the pattern that Van Gogh used. Of course my little creation isn't anywhere near as brilliant as the famous artist, but I like the way it turned out. I left the pages inside blank so that I can add photos that will be taken this Halloween. This little book will be a great gift to relatives out of town who don't see our family often.

As you know, we like to put blogs In The Spotlight mid-month and we've seen a ton of different blogs.
We were so impressed with one that we asked her to be a Guest 3D Designer this month - introducing Melissa McCarthy!

Melissa was given the template of the month to work with and boy did she come up with something super fantastic!

Here is a brief write up on her project in her own words:

It's hard to believe that a sheet of 12x12 cardstock (with an 8 4.5 inch cover) can turn into a whole little book, but it works with the "One Little Book!" I knew I wanted to make a little button book gift set. (It's for keeping track of the extra buttons & fixtures that come with clothes.) This book was perfect for a button book, because the pages are nice & sturdy when you make it from cardstock, so it holds the buttons really well.

If you want an amazing blog experience, please go and take a look at Melissa's blog, MelStampz.

Thanks in advance to all of our faithful readers and players. We appreciate all of you spreading the word of our fun little challenge blog and look forward to seeing all of your great designs this week! Don't forget to check out our AWESOME sponsor this month Penguin Pants. They have high quality clear stamps that you won't want to miss out on! We will see you next week with our Top 3D's and a fabulous gallery of ideas created by YOU!