Friday, May 31, 2013

Rubber Stamps Inspiration

Happy Friday!

Just a quick share...there would have been 2 cards, but Jessica broke her finger and is on the mend!

I'm sans lightbox, so please forgive the slightly off colors...I had forgotten it was packed!

I used Yumicorn...need I say more?

Don't forget...just for linking up a card to our Rubber Stamp challenge, you will be in the running for a Gift Certificate worth $15 to the Yumi & Fumi Handmade store!

What could be better than inking up some rubber this weekend?! Linking up to our current challenge!

Show us your rubber! 

Friday, May 24, 2013

CMM70 | Rubber Stamps sponsored by Yumi & Fumi Handmade

It's time for another fabulous challenge! 

CMM70 | Rubber Stamps

That's right...get your rubber out of the drawers, closets, boxes...
where ever you've hidden them and get 'em inked!

Welcome our sponsor Yumi & Fumi Handmade!

Read a little about them:

"Our characters Yumi & Fumi are based on what we thought
we'd look like in chibi/anime form. We partnered up
with a fantastic artist to create a stamp line that was different, cute, funky and fun FOR ALL."

Yumi & Fumi have generously donated a $15 Gift Certificate as the prize!

Make sure to stop by their website, read more about this duo and check out their great designs!

How about we show you a few of these?!

Our Guest Designer: Leanne using Yumi & Fumi

 DT Adina using Yumi

DT Lilia

DT Susan

Check back next Friday for 2 more cards using Yumi & Fumi Handmade rubber stamps!

Your turn! 

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ribbon Winners & a Shout Out!

I did mention that there is some crazy stuff going on around the CMM backroom, right? Well, I'd like to give a shout out to...

She left a very nice comment asking us about the Ribbon Winner - did we announce them?

I, too, thought we had, but I checked the posts and sure enough! no Ribbon winners...

Thanks, Fiona! We sure appreciate you paying attention and kindly letting us know!

In light of the crazy going on and our new format, we will not be choosing a Top 3, so we can concentrate on making sure our next challenge goes smoothly (coming this Friday!!!);
we will keep this short & sweet...


The winner of the stamp sets generously donated by Jessica is...

Yay, Giada! (LOVE the polka dot ribbon...)

Send an email to to claim your prize!

There's still time...
Hurry! You have through Thursday PDT to link up...

Washi Winners

Wonderful Washi Winners!
(say that 3 times fast!)

You lucky crafters! There were only a small number of entries and a couple that were deleted as they weren't cards, so your chances for being a Top 3 or prize winner for the Washi Challenge were really good! Love the diversity of the designs, a little bit of washi tape here, a whole background there...wish we could give all of you a prize for playing along, but alas, we had to choose only a few...

Hurry! You have through Thursday PDT to link up...

I know you've been waiting for our *finale Top 3 Picks and the randomly drawn winner of the
mystery prize donated by Jessica, so I won't keep you waiting much longer...

Our Top 3

#3 Jytte
...these colors are just right...

...what a great way to use up your bits...

#10 Lorraine 
...CAS stamping on washi. did you ever try this?...

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 fantastic prize from Jessica...

Whoop, whoop! #2 Diana

Send an email to to claim your prize!

Be sure to stop by the winners blogs and share a little comment love...who knows? It might be your card that's showcased next challenge!

*finale Top 3  - if you were wondering what is so finale about our Top 3's because with the next challenge there will no longer be a Top 3; there will be Design Team Favorites! Have you joined our Card Makin' Mamas Facebook group, yet? More inspiration and creative sharing when you do!

Monday, May 20, 2013

Washi Winners Coming Soon!

Hey, CMMs!
Still working out a few kinks here, so I apologize for the wonky posting. Preparing to move cross country at the end of the school year, having work done on your house while you're camping out in it and trying to keep to your creative schedule and hope that your kids aren't feeling neglected...

...and all the while trying to keep up the challenge blog because you love the Card Makin' Mamas community and don't want to let them down...tough stuff! Thank you for your understanding.

Look for the Washi Winners on Wednesday!

Until then, there are a few more days to link up your card using punches...we know you've got them...we would love to see you flaunt them!

Don't forget this challenge we're sponsored by the most fantastic Rick St. Dennis!

Check them out!

Friday, May 10, 2013

CMM69 | Punches sponsored by Rick St. Dennis

Happy Friday! Woohoo, it's time for a new challenge!

Card Makin' Mamas Challenge #69 | PUNCHES

This challenge is sponsored by the fabulous Rick St. Dennis!
(click the picture to visit the blog)

Rick St. Dennis aka Donald McAfee is an artist, designer, author and educator and creator of digital stamps. If you like vintage, whimsical, the macabre, faery tales...
"Art is the stage upon which we play"
He has something for everyone!

Ready for some inspiration?

Say 'hello!' to our Guest Designer - Hazel - a member of the Rick St. Dennis DT!

and more eye candy from our CMM DT...




Your turn! Create your card using a punch, or two or three, then link up for a chance to win some Rick St. Dennis goodies!
(Winners for the Washi challenge will be announced on Wednesday, the 22nd!)