Tuesday, April 30, 2013

CMM68 | Washi Tape

If you're a regular follower of The Card Makin' Mamas Challenge Blog, you know we've been a little off our game lately. Between job changes and cross country moving, there are a few things shaking behind the scenes; please forgive the dust as we make improvements over the next few weeks. We hope the upcoming changes will help settle things down and make your creative experience here a great one!

Stay tuned for the details - better yet, join the CMM Facebook group or sign up for emails and be one of the first to know!

Love playing with current trends and this one is no exception...our current challenge is to use:


There are so many designs and sizes, a style for every crafter! Use it on the background, as an embellishment, as a journaling strip...

And our sponsor is our very own JESSICA, owner of the CMM Challenge Blog! She has found some treasure to share with the winner of this challenge!

Let's see what some of the CMM Design Team has to show you!

Alrighty, your turn - show us your tape!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

No Patterned Paper WINNERS!

Happy Tuesday, Mamas! I apologize for the delayed winners post. I'm in the middle of a move and had temporarily lost my power cord to my laptop - Thank Goodness it didn't get packed! Anyway, it was fun to see how you interpreted the last challenge - some of the cards were CAS and then there were those were not hindered in the least to layer up their cards! No matter what you did - thanks for the inspiration!

Well, without much more ado, here are the Top 3 winners of our No Patterned Paper Challenge!

#9 Marlies
...darling image and pretty layers...

...great use of positive & negative die cuts...

#92 Allisa
...subtle texture & creative use of bling...

Top 3 Winners - Don't forget to add the CMM Top 3 badge to your blog - it's located in the sidebar!

...and the winner of the fabulous prize of one free seat to any one of MY CREATIVE CLASSROOM's online classes...drum roll, please!....

Congratulations, #31 Shelly Schmidt!

Send an email to cardmakingmamaschallenge@hotmail.com to claim your prize!

On to the next challenge...just a few more days to link up! Get out your stash of fibers and things to be tied!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Time for RIBBON CMM67

Hello Hello to all of you. I am sorry this is a few days late. I have had some issues beyond my control that caused my tardiness. I hope you forgive me. 

Let's get to the NEW challenge. 


I wanted to see all sorts of pretty ribbon on your projects. Big or small, crinkle or satin. It doesn't matter. I just want to see it. 

The sponsor this challenge is ME. I have a 2 Bugaboo Rubber Stamp Sets to give away. I will post a pic tomorrow of them. 

Now let's see what the DT has for us today.






Alrighty everyone, now let's see what kind of creativity flows from your fingers. 

Saturday, April 6, 2013

No Patterned Paper Inspiration

I love patterned paper. All the designs, the combinations of colors, themes, textures...all the work has been done and all we have to do is create something with it, right?!

Not this time...

This challenge is NO PATTERNED PAPER. This means if it came with a label, you probably can't use it...only plain cardstock. Now, you can dress it up any way you like...consider it an opportunity to use those stamps, inks, folders, paints, tapes, etc. and make your very own custom designer papers!

Our challenge is sponsored by My Creative Classroom - donating a seat in any class!

Look at what some of the DT came up with.

Need more inspiration? How about a peek at some of your cards!

shares her process for making this background...so fab!
another tutorial! cute boy & girl versions...

CAS and acetate...stunner!

Layered up, CAS, somewhere in the middle...it's your call! Check out the other participants - lots of generous crafters have shared tutorials or links on how they designed their own papers!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Spring Colors Winner

Beautiful. It seems that you were inspired by our last challenge: Spring Colors! Loved the pastels, the bright and cheery colors...happiness all around!

Here are the winners...Congratulations to our Top 3!
click on the name of the designer to visit their blog. be sure to leave them a little comment love!

Isn't the coloring lovely?

So adorable! The flowers and the checks...definitely spring! 

soft tones and sweet embellishments...

Top 3 Winners - Don't forget to add the CMM Top 3 badge to your blog - it's located in the sidebar!

...and our random winner of the Hobbybook Digital Stamps prize is...

Whoop! Whoop! Congrats #53 Lucy!

Send an email to cardmakingmamaschallenge@hotmail.com to claim your prize!

There's still time to link up to our current challenge - NO PATTERNED PAPER. Can't wait to see what you made!