Friday, August 29, 2014

The Break is Almost Over!

Hello, Mamas & Papas of paper crafting!

We hope you've enjoyed our summer break and are looking forward to seeing and creating lovely paper goodness as much as we are!

We couldn't have such a successful and long standing challenge blog without you! (CMM was created by Jessica Fitzgerald and has been around since 2007!)

THANK YOU for playing along with and supporting our challenges! Visiting and purchasing from our wonderful sponsors, leaving comment love here and on our designers' blogs and sharing our challenges are wonderful ways that you show your appreciation.

We feel the love.

New challenges, generous sponsors and lots of gorgeous eye candy are in store for the CMM challenge!

Watch for more announcements as we get closer to our first AB (After Break...lol) challenge.


Hear CMM announcements first, such as Design Team Calls, upcoming challenge themes, and sponsor specials. Don't forget to share your crafty deals, advice and your projects. We love to see what you're creating, too! 

Only one week until the new challenge...see you soon!

Monday, June 23, 2014

On Break

Hello, CMM Mamas & Papas!

You've probably notice it's been quiet on the CMM Challenge...We have appreciated the emails. 

It's time for a break! All of our Designers and work behind the scenes people are volunteers. It takes a LOT of TIME to design, take pictures, find sponsors, write the blog posts, answer emails...I'm sure you get the picture. All of this and try to keep a semblance of a life outside of crafting (Is there life outside of crafting?!)...it's hard work! LOL

***The CMM Challenge will be on a break until the end of August.***

That means there will be no challenges until the beginning of September.

HOWEVER, you may see tutorials, ideas, inspirations and other crafty love on occasion (no promises, but it could happen!). Be sure to join the CMM Facebook Group - where you'll hear everything first! We don't want you miss anything!

And, of course, feel free to visit the Mojo Mamas to see what craftiness they have gotten themselves into!









See you soon!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Winner & Design Team Favorites CMM87

Time for another Winner and the Design Team Favorites!

THANK YOU to The East Wind
for sponsoring our challenge and generously donating a prize!
Be sure to show your appreciation by visiting the shop and like their Facebook page.
There's something for everyone at The East Wind!


and our random.org winner of 3 digis from The East Wind is...



CONGRATULATIONS!!!
(the winner has been contacted)

And now on to our
Design Team Favorites
where the Design Team chooses one of your cards and gives YOU a creative high five!


I haven't seen one of these special folds in ages, and you have reminded me to try fancy folds.  I like how you included the rainbow on the edges of the card and on the sentiment.
 

Love your card Lulu. The butterflies are gorgeous and you have done a wonderful job of delicately colouring them. Love how you added the extra dimension they really pop off the page. 

I love the image and the background paper. It just "pops".

DT Kim | #7 MA-MI
What a lovely card. Love the way you did the title...so vibrant!


DT Maria | #25 Hazel
Funny card! I love colours and the liquid pearls and amazing choice of image.

DT Melissa | #30 Martina
I absolutely love this card.  The bright colours you have used are fantastic!

The rainbow-ness of this card really grabbed my attention. I usually prefer more layers, but I love the way you incorporated our challenge theme using the rainbow sentiment and the way you lined up the rainbow hearts washi tape, Marie! 

Thanks for a fabulous challenge!

If you would like to be considered for a DT Fave create your card following the guidelines and theme of the challenge, take well lit pictures and show us your best work!

Friday, May 16, 2014

CMM87 | Over the Rainbow sponsored by The East Wind

Welcome to another edition of the Card Makin' Mamas Challenge!

This challenge is sponsored by The East Wind!


Blog
Etsy Shop
Facebook

Here's a little about The East Wind designs and Unky, the artist, from her Etsy site:

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"A strong cold East Wind is blowing,The children, looking out the nursery window, see Mary Poppins arrive, not in a normal way, but blown along by the East Wind, carried over the gate of the house, and put down at the front door. "


I am a Vancouver based artist with graphic design background.

'The East Wind' is inspired from my favorite book Mary Poppins.

The East Wind shop is providing digital stamps and clips at the moment.

I love fantasy, magical, quirky, slightly dark, cute, pretty, and Funky Fun stuff. 
If you love The East Wind designs, be sure to stop by their blog and sign up for their emails...trust us, you'll want to!


We hope you enjoyed the last challenge and are ready to create and inspire with this one:




For this challenge we are looking for rainbows (paper, fibers, elements) and rainbow colors, ombre, rainbow & ombre techniques...we love color!

Enjoy the paper eye candy designed by our talented Mojo Mamas!

Please remember to follow the guidelines and only 2 entries per person.






Here's a few more ideas...







Visit our fabulous DT's personal blogs to read more about their projects!

THANK YOU to those that leave some paper praise after linking up!
The Mojo Mamas love & appreciate your comments!

Now we want to see what YOU create!

To play along:
* Create a new card following the current theme and guidelines *

* Inspired? You can link up to 2 cards! *
* Please include a link to the CMM Challenge Blog in your post. Share the fun! *



Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Winner & Design Team Favorites CMM85

Time for another Winner and the Design Team Favorites!

A BIG Thanks to our sponsor: Zap Pow Designs


and our random.org winner is...


CONGRATULATIONS!!!
(the winner has been contacted)


And now on to our
Design Team Favorites
where the Design Team chooses one of your cards and gives YOU a creative high five!


Such a cute project! Bright, vibrant and a smart way to reuse objects in a new way.  


Susan | #
coming soon!


Nice and crisp. Love the colors!


DT Kim | #
coming soon!

Love the use of the can for the embellishments.  Smart thinking.


This is such a great card! Your design fits our challenge theme perfectly. Love the cap, cork, the wine label...what a lovely memory and keepsake!


Thanks for a fabulous challenge!

If you would like to be considered for a DT Fave create your card following the guidelines and theme of the challenge, take well lit pictures and show us your best work!

Friday, May 2, 2014

CMM86 (Inspiration Only) | Pretty Packaging

Welcome to the Card Makin' Mamas Challenge!

We hope you enjoyed the last challenge and found some time to visit another entry or two. I know that I found some inspiration! 

THANKS to our fabulous CMM85 sponsor:



Check back on Wednesday, May 14th to see if YOU
are the CMM85 Winner of the Zap Pow Designs Prize of 3 Digis - winners choice
or a Design Team Favorite!

Our apologies for the MIA challenge post. Normally, we would have had a new challenge go live last Friday, but one of our Mamas has been busy taking care of some family concerns and has to take a little time to get caught up and rested. I hope you will understand and will join us for the next CMM challenge that will begin:

Friday, May 16
and will be sponsored by:

more info coming soon!

The Mojo Mamas are a talented group of artists and work hard to design and create projects for the CMM Challenges. Be sure to stop by their blogs and let them know when you have been inspired by their projects!

Here's some eye candy designed by our talented Mojo Mamas showcasing Pretty Packaging!


Thank you for your consideration and support! We love sharing projects and being inspired by YOU and look forward to seeing what you create for the next CMM Challenge!

See you soon.

The Mojo Mamas

Friday, April 25, 2014

Design Team Favorites CMM84

Thank you for joining us for the Buttons, Bits, and Baubles Challenge!

There were many wonderful creations to be inspired by and we hope you found a few that were your favorites, too!


Design Team Favorites
where the Design Team chooses one of your cards and gives YOU a creative high five!


Amy, I really like the clean and simple layout of your card, bringing the focus to your image and sentiment.  Sequins are one of my new favorite embellishments!
Love the bright colours and different techniques you have used, Susanne!  Your tutorial is brilliant and so clear to understand.


Love all the different shapes and a really cute image!


Kim#7 Vinita
Love this! Elegant and cute at the same time! 


I just love this card.  It really jumped out at me.  Especially love the colours.


Pony Beads? Love how you incorporated the challenge theme and the fabric and bright colors on your sweet card. Can't wait to try this myself...

Thanks for a fabulous challenge!

If you would like to be considered for a DT Fave create your card following the guidelines and theme of the challenge, take well lit pictures and show us your best work!