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.