Friday, August 31, 2012

Goodbyes and Hearts Challenge #52

It is with a sad heart that I must say goodbye to some of my ladies here at CMM. We have three amazing designers that are leaving us and today will be their last challenge with us. Please leave them some extra love today because they rocked their final challenge with us.

We have a super fun new challenge for you this time in honor of yet another NEW sponsor. 

We have with us today Norhalma Verzosa,  a Close to My Heart Independent Consultant. We are very excited to welcome her to the CMM family. Please go check out her CTMH website and place an order or two, or three or four. LOL.

Norhalma has very  generously offered up a Close to My Heart stamp set for the winner of this challenge.

Now what is the challenge you might ask?


Show us your hearts. I want to see any kind of CARD you can make with a heart on it. From 1 to 1 million. As  long as it has a heart, it counts. 

Now let's see what the CMM ladies have for us today. 

                                 Dee (is sadly leaving us)

                                             Laura  (is sadly leaving us)




Sara and I will be back next week for inspiration. 

Sharon was unable to make something for today and unfortunately she will be leaving  us as well. Let's give a great round of applause for the three amazing ladies who have dazzled  us with their talent. I will miss you. 

Now if there are any of you out there in bloggy land think that you want to join us on a card making adventure, please check out our current DT Call post to apply. We would love to have a few  of you joining us. 

Friday, August 24, 2012

Recipe Winner and Technique Inspiration

Hey all. I  hope you are enjoying the end of your week, and that you have something fun planned for the   weekend.

I am here to share the winner of the Recipe challenge with you all. The winner of the mystery prize from Digi My World is ...........Eret.

Please send an email to in order to claim your prize! MAKE SURE YOU PUT THE NAME OF THE CHALLENGE YOU WON IN THE EMAIL. 

And don't forget to add this badge to your blog!!

Now that was a hard one to pick a Top 3 because unfortunately hardly any of the entries actually followed the challenge rules. Our TOP 3 this  week are:

                                                          Lawren F

                                                      Marilyn S


Here is a fun badge for you to display on your blogs!

Now it's time for  inspiration on our current TECHNIQUE challenge

                                   Flying Fresian first vintage card

                                     izolda tried 2 new techniques -
                          embossing with water and bleaching with iron

Here is a badge for you to display on your blogs as well! 

Now we want  to share what inspired cards our DT has come up with!!


Don't forget to enter your cards for the current TECHNIQUE challenge


Thursday, August 23, 2012

It's time for a DT CALL

Hello everyone it is that time of year again. The current term for our Design Team Members is coming to a close.

We are currently looking for a FEW (or more) NEW CARD MAKERS to join our 

The upcoming  DT term is from September through December. As you know our challenges run bi-weekly and you will be required to do a card for each challenge. We have lovely and generous sponsors and when we are supplied with items to work with I ask that you do so. Also, I ask that you post on your challenge creation on your blog and comment on your designated challenge entries.

So if you are interested in joining us as a Design Team Member please e-mail me HERE. In the email, please tell me a little about yourself and your card making journey, why you want to be on our team, a link to your blog,  and attach 3 cards that you feel best show off your talents.

We are a fun bunch and we look forward to having some of you join the party here at CMM.

We will be accepting DT submissions through the end of the day on September 7th. That gives you just over two weeks to get your applications in. The newly chosen DT members will begin in September.

If you have any other questions regarding the specifics of what we would require of you, please email me HERE.

I look forward to reviewing your applications.


Friday, August 17, 2012

A new challenge (#51)

Welcome back everyone. I hope you all  have been having a great summer. I know  we all have. My ladies are back and well rested and ready to share their creations with you today.

We have a super fun new challenge for you this time. We are challenge you to
try something new to you, whether it is a new technique, a new style, or a new project type. YES I said project type.
FOR THIS CHALLENGE ONLY, WE ARE OPENING IT UP TO ALL TYPES OF CREATIONS (NOT JUST CARDS). I will mention that you must tell us what NEW thing you are trying out. If it is just a new image, your entry will be deleted. That  is not what this challenge is about.

We are being sponsored this challenge by a NEW sponsor and you will WANT to win this challenge.

My Creative Classroom is joining the CMM sponsor family. 

Welcome to My Creative Classroom. MCC is an online arts and crafts learning center. Our interactive and in-depth courses are instructor led and filled with wonderful projects and techniques to help you get the most out of your supplies.

My Creative Classroom is offering the winner of this challenge a free seat to any one of their online classes. The free seat is good for one year after you claim it.  The Fall semester will kick off right after labor day so you will have plenty of classes to choose from right away!

For those of you who don't win, head on over there anyway and check out their Free Courses, this may  inspire you to take one of their other courses. They have a ton of great ones to choose from. 

Now let's see what NEW things the CMM ladies tried out. 

                                    Lisa  tried a corner bookmark

                                        Lizzie tried a new stamping technique

                                         Penny tried a new coloring technique

                                          Sara tried a new image technique

                                         Sharon made her first memory box

Now be sure to enter and then come back next Friday for the Recipe challenge  winner and  more inspiration from the CMM  ladies.


Friday, August 3, 2012


Happy Friday to you all.

I wanted to drop by and let you all know that there is NO challenge this week. I was a nice boss lady and gave all the girls a summer vacation. That also means that I was a nice challenge momma and I am giving you all TWO MORE WEEKS to get your card  made for the 1, 2, 3 Recipe Challenge.


Play along with us and then don't forget to stop by on the 17th for a new challenge with a super exciting new sponsor.

HUGS TO  YOU ALL. Enjoy your summer (or winter if you are down under)