Friday, December 3, 2010

Challenge #11 and some changes

Ok ladies, if you haven't already noticed, the blog is going through some major changes and I really hope that you will like them. Let me go over the changes first then I will get to Challenge #10 winner and the new Challenge #11.

As of January 7th, ALL challenges will be held every other Friday. Challenge rules are posted on the sidebar for your convenience. We will have some great sponsors and challenges lined up for the new year too. I really hope that you check it out.

We will also have a small group of  fabulous women joining us as the Card Makin Mamas Design Team. I can't wait for you to meet them.

Now onto the winner for the Challenge #10, the HOLIDAY challenge. I put all the entry names in a hat and let my son pick the winner. Drum roll please.......................................... LISA. Congrats to you. You win 4 Meljen's Designs images of your choice. Please go HERE and pick out the 4 that you want and then email me your selection to

Now onto CHALLENGE 11. Today's challenge will run the entire month of December and until January 6th. This allows tons of time to play and for us to get ready for the big things ahead in the new year.

The prize I have donated for this challenge is this great stamp set from Totally Stampalicious and the newest issue of Paper Crafts Magazine.

                                   ANYTHING GOES

Alright ladies, that should make it easy peasy. I want to see any and everything you are working on at this moment. You have the next 4 weeks to dazzle us. Good luck and enjoy the holiday season.

Be sure to snag our badge from the side bar to help support our fledgling challenge blog. Its your help and support that will make this blog into something great.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Challenge # 10 (with a sponsor)

Hey ladies. I am so sorry this is a few days late, as some of you know my son AJ has been battling the flu and I dont have computer access when I am home with him. But better late then never right?

I can't beleive that this is our 10th challenge. I am so excited about this challenge because we have a SPONSOR, which means and AWESOME PRIZE.

Our sponsor for this challenge is someone that I am sure you are all familiar with.

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and is steadily growing! Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!

Meljen's Designs will be offering the winner of this challenge a choice of 4 images from these incredible images found HERE.

Now what is the challenge you might ask? Well considering what time of year it is, the challenge is.................


I want to see holiday cards, any type of holiday. It could be Thanksgiving, Christmas, heck even some   random Happy Ice Cream Day or something. Any holiday will do.

Here  is a little card I made using a Meljen's image that was released yesterday. I hope you like it.

Now get crackin. What's there to lose? Nothing. What's there to gain? 4 amazing images from Meljen's Designs.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

and we have a WINNER

Hey ladies sorry this is late but I am here to announce the winner of the last challenge,
Keep it Simple.

Now drum roll....................................................(drawing name out of bowl).....................


Please email or FB me your address so that I can get your prize out to you.

Please check back tomorrow for the new challenge, and we have a SPONSOR and the prize is great.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Challenge #9

OK ladies it is time for our 9th challenge. Apparently you ladies don't like sketches so there will be no winner from Challenge #8.

The new challenge is  KEEP IT SIMPLE

So nothing too fancy or fussy this week . . . simple lines, images and embellishments for your projects. Let the image or sentiment be the main focus.

Here is a sample from me.

Alright ladies, you have until 11:59 on the 15th to get your Keep it Simple card in. I look forward to seeing what you ladies create.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


Hey ladies sorry this is a day late but I am here to announce the winner of the last challenge,
Let's Get Digital. We had a record amount of entries this time with 7. Thanks ladies.

Now drum roll....................................................(drawing name out of bowl).....................


Please email or FB me your address so that I can get your prize out to you.

Now scroll down to see the new challenge we have for you. It is a sketch I drew. Have fun.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Challenge #8

Hey everybody. I know that the prior challenge is still ongoing but since I don't have internet access on the weekends I thought I would go ahead and post the new challenge a day early. I will post the winner of the DIGI Challenge on Monday.

Now onto this week's challenge.  ITS SKETCH TIME.

OK please have fun with this sketch, you can rotate or flip it, Make the oval a cirle, just as long as I can see the basic idea of the sketch in your creation.

You will have till the 31st to post your creation. I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Challenge #7

Hey everyone. Its the 1st of October and that means it is time for another challenge. First I have to name the winner of the last challenge and that is........ Dee (our only entry). Congrats to Dee, Cass or I will be in touch with you regarding your prize.

Now onto this week's challenge.

Let's Get Digital!!

That's right ladies, I want to see your fabulous DIGITAL images on your creations. Digital stamps are becoming all the rage lately because of the fabulous things that can be done with them. I know several of us are on DTs for digital companies. So let's get the printer cranked up and let's get to craftin.

Here is my sample using a Meljen's digital design.

Now let's see yours. You have till the 15th for this challenge.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Challenge #6

Hey everyone. Its the 16th and t hat means it is time for another challenge. First I have to name the winner of the  last challenge and that is........ Dee (our only entry). Congrats to Dee, I have a prize all ready for you.

Now onto this week's challenge.
No we are not making Taco Bell cards, LOL. I want to see BORDER PUNCHES. I know almost all of you have them and if not there are tons of awesome paper on the market that already have fancy borders on them.

Here is a card I made  using one of my border punches.

Now let's see yours. You have till the 30th for this challenge.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Challenge #5

OK ladies it is time for Challenge #5. So sorry this is about a week late. With Wyatt starting school last week and then the holiday weekend I am all messed up.

To start off the winner of last week's challenge was Heather (again). Of course she was the only person who participated. Lets get at least 2 this week ladies. PLEASE. Don't make me beg.

The challenge this week is: FLOWERS

OK ladies. I want to see flowers of any kind. Flowered paper, paper flowers, fabric flowers, flowers in the image, well you get the idea.

You have till the 15th to enter your creation, Good luck.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Challenge #4

Hey ladies I am sooooooooooooo sorry that I haven't had time to post a new challenge. Bad Jessica. As most of you know my family went on a cross country road trip for a week and a half and then I have been swamped ever since.

We drove from Oregon to Indiana for a week and then back home. On the way to the inlaws we went through Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconson, Illinois and then hit Indiana. On the way home we took a different route and went through Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, and back to Oregon.

We saw the Rocky Mountains, the Battle of Little Big Horn site, Deadwood, Mt. Rushmore, Chicago, Chicagoland Speedway, Cheyenne, The Continental Divide, the Great Salt Lake and lots of other stuff in between. All in all it was a fantastic vacation that I will never forget. I even made it to an Archivers. LOL.

Before the new challenge I have to announce the winner of Challenge #3 Embossing and that is ..........drum roll please.......Heather. Yay congrats to you Heather. Get in touch with Cass or  I regarding your prize.
Well now onto the new challenge. Because this challenge is only open till the 31st I will make it an easy peasy one for you ladies.


How about that? You have 8 days to create anything you want. That should be super duper easy for all you fab ladies.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Challenge #3

Hey everyone, its Jessica. Before I get to this week's challenge I wanted to let you all know the winner of the Inspration challenge as picked by the random fruit machine. Drum roll please.....................................Jenn.  Congrats Jenn. Cass or I will send you a message shortly regarding your prize.

Here is Jenn's  winning card.

Now for Challenge #3.

I want to see some sort of embossing on your card, whether it be dry embossing, heat embossing, or just using pre-embossed paper.

This challenge will run until July 31st. (I will be on vacation so I may have Cass post the next challenge and the winner)

Good luck everyone and happy crafting

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Challenge #2 - Color Challenge

Hey everyone, its Jessica. Before I get to this week's challenge I wanted to let you all know the winner of the Inspration challenge. Drum roll please.....................................Carisa. I used the fruit machine and her namecame up. Congrats Carisa, Cass or I will get something out to you soon.

OK now for challenge #2. We are going to have a color challenge. I want you to pick 3 colors from this picture to create your card with. So basically any 3 colors of the rainbow.

Good luck ladies, I can't wait to see what you come up with. The due date for this challenge will be July 15th. So that gives you an extra week to get something done.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Inspiration Challenge

Good afternoon to you, ladies! I am going to go ahead and start this challenge over and am going to give you until next wednesday, the 16th of June.

This will be an inspiration challenge. One of our very own fine talented ladies, Diane V. made this card and I thought it would make an intriguing inspiration piece.

Use this card and be inspired.