Saturday, March 7, 2009

So Long Farewell...

Well it has been a great 6 months with all of you. Carrie and I have had so much fun creating challenges and samples for all of you. After much thought we both feel that it is time to pack up 3DDC. We know we have a great idea here as far as a challenge blog, but our players have been less and less each month. Maybe it is just a timing thing and who knows maybe you will see us again in the future. We appreciate all of you who have posted comments and entries each week.

Yes, as Pam has stated above, it has been an amazing 6 months. Thank you to all who have played with our challenges. We have so enjoyed doing these and were so thrilled to see such creative ladies play along. Maintaining a challenge blog is not always an easy task. There is much planning involved in preparing challenges, procuring sponsors, and maintaining the site itself. We have been very blessed to have found such great sponsors over these past months and were thrilled with their products and ideas. But, alas, sometimes things don't always work out as you'd initially intended. And, with the players becoming fewer and fewer, it was clear that maybe this blog wasn't quite working....just yet! I believe it is a timing thing and I'm certain you'll see Pam and I again in the future!

Thank you for all your hard work and sharing your creativity with us,

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Bookmark Challenge Winner

Thanks to both Melita and Sarah Jane for playing along this week.
 Melita you are the winner of a gift certificate to Pink Persimmon

I loved using Pink Persimmon's clear polymer stamps. The ink does not bubble up on the stamp, which happens on a lot of the cheaper brands of clear stamps. I was happy with the clear images and the cute selection that Pink Persimmon has to offer. I can't wait to see the other kits that Pink Persimmon is coming up with. For my bookmark I used both Swirl Journal and Flower Garden go check them out!


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Corner Bookmark Challenge Extended!

This must be a crazy time of the month for everyone, so....we are extending this challenge for a few more days. You NOW have until this Sunday, February 28, 2009 at 9PM MST to turn in your bookmark. I am super excited about this extension, because I want to show you my bookmark. I lost the hard drive in my computer and haven't been able to put any of my pictures up. Fingers crossed I will have it in my hot little hands by this weekend.

Don't forget this challenge has a prize... and a fabulous one!! A gift certificate from our sponsor Pink Persimmon. They have really cute clear polymer stamps and now have some really cute 3D kits as well. Come on, show us your bookmarks!!!


Sunday, February 15, 2009

Corner Bookmark Challenge

I love to read. Books, magazines, newspapers, blogs....I just love it. One thing, however, that I'm always needing is a bookmark. So, this week, Pam and I are challenging you to make a corner bookmark.

For some reason I am having a huge problem getting the template uploaded but I'll explain how this is made.

1. Start with a piece of 4" x 4" cardstock.
2. Mark 2" on three of the four sides of the square.
3. Fold in on the 2" markers to make a point.
4. Tape the triangles together and cover.

Check out StampingMathilda's blog for more great samples!

For Carrie's sample, she used the set Little Cuties from Pink Persimmon - isn't that little dog adorable? I can just see this being used in a young child's book!

Please submit your creations by Tuesday, Feb 24th at 11pm MST to be included in the gallery and to have a chance to win a gift certificate from Pink Persimmon.

We can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Hanging Heart Gallery

This was a great, and timely, challenge, don't you agree?

For Carrie's sample she went with a "wee" heart. She used punches instead of the template to make this small hanging heart. She used the Little Cuties and Swirl Journal sets from Pink Persimmon on this sample and the little candy on the front of heart is just so cute!

We were thrilled to see so many wonderful entries to this challenge and here is the gallery of amazing designs:

Carrie (sorry had to do another sample these were so much fun!)

And our winner for this week, who will be receiving a surprise package from Daily Window Products is:


Come back tomorrow for our next challenge and another chance to win an amazing prize from  Daily Window Product. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Hanging Heart Challenge

Happy February! Can you believe we are onto our second month of the 2009 already?!
For our first challenge this month we have made a template for you to make the ever so popular
"Hanging Heart" made from a "Petal Card" template. A cute little basket that you can fill with all kinds of Valentine treats for your loved ones. Just print out the template, cut two petal cards, score two of the flaps to get your heart shape. Attach folded flaps to a strip of paper measuring of 2"x 8 1/2" scored in half at 4 1/4".

Petal Card Template "Hanging Heart"

Pink Persimmon is our "Sponsor of the Month" and Pam used their Flower Garden set to create the little bird, butterfly and snail on this project. This set is so versatile and could be used for just about anything
at all! Remember to check out the prize that Pink Persimmon has for us to give away later this month. (February 18th to be exact)

This week play along and show us what your creation! We will draw a name and you will have a chance at winning a great prize from our continued sponsor Daily Window Products!! You have until next Tuesday, February 10th 9PM MST to leave a comment here with the thread link to your blog or gallery. We can't wait to see how you will decorate your hanging heart!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Notebook Gallery and Our Winner!

We loved seeing all of the new faces and of course the old ones here this week. Your notebook creations were fabulous and so inspiring. 

Our sponsor this week is Creative Cuts and More who has graciously donated a $15 gift certificate to their online store for any of their fabulous die cuts! Check out their new blog Die Cut Diva for cool ideas and some fun contests which will start February 15th!! 

Now for the winner....congratulations goes to: TXErica  We loved all of the beautiful details on this notebook as well as the other two which are listed in our gallery. Very well done!!

As always such wonderful creations by everyone in the gallery this week. We so appreciate you playing along with us. 

We will see you next week for a new challenge plus a video to get you going. 

This week's gallery:

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Notebook Challenge

This week I thought we'd take a break from folding and templates and such and do something that is easy for everyone! 

We all have notebooks sitting around that we are using or just saving to make beautiful or, alternatively, we all have dollar stores nearby where we can find a very inexpensive book for this challenge!

So, this week, please cover a notebook and share your creation with us by Tuesday, January 27th 9PM MST.  Then next Wednesday, January 28, 2009 we will announce our winner. This week's challenge is sponsored by Creative Cuts and More, a fabulous place to buy all of your die cuts and embellishments! 

Carrie decided to use a very simple book from her local dollar store. 

She first cut a new mat for the top out of heavy duty cardboard and ran it through her Sizzix to get a window effect, added designer paper and tons of ribbon and there you have it!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

January DWP Theme...LOVE

For our Daily Window Products Challenge you are to create anything that will fit into a clear pocket measuring 6"x8". You could make a card, a scrapbook layout, the choice is yours. Since Valentines Day is fast approaching our theme this month is "Love", so let hearts and cupids inspire you.  Leave a link to your creation on this post by Tuesday, January 20th 9PM MST. You will be put in a drawing to receive one of our very generous sponsors, Daily Window Products, wonderful products! 
Check back on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 to see your amazing gallery our lucky winners and another 3D challenge!

~card front created by Pam Smerker using Stampin' UP! and Prima products.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Treat Pouch Gallery

Here is your "Treat Pouch" gallery for this week. Thank you so much for playing along and sharing your amazing creations! I would also like to thank my partner Carrie for making such a great video for us watch. Thanks!!!!


Something new for 2009... instead of our spotlight series we are adding another challenge. The second week of each month make a card or scrapbook layout measuring 6"x8". Why this size you ask??? Our FABULOUS continued sponsor "Daily Window Products" is offering up a prize each month for a lucky winner. All of their products have a display window with this approximate size. The winner here each month might just have their ideas posted on their blog as well. Stop by tomorrow, Thursday the 15th to see what this months theme is for this months challenge. If you have any questions at all feel free to post a comment. 
We can't wait to start and see what you will create!!!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Treat Pouch Challenge


After a brief hiatus, Pam and I are back! For this challenge, we thought we'd put something out there that everyone can make - whether you have cardmaking supplies or not.

This great treat pouch can be made with designer paper, cardstock, construction paper or just plain old copy paper (which I'm sure you'll dress up a bit).

For my sample this week, I used designer paper and started with a 6x6 square. This is very important, you MUST start with a square piece of paper. I dressed it up with some cardstock layered inside and matching embellishments.

When putting this post together, I tried to give you a great template and then remembered that I'd received many comments on how actually seeing it is better so I decided to do a "video template" for this challenge. Check it out!

Try this out and start with any size square you want! Just make one and come back with a link to your blog by Tuesday, Jan 13th at midnight MST.