Friday, July 12, 2013

CMM71 Winner & Favorites

* (Current Challenge - Monochromatic - click here!) *

Time for another Challenge Winner and the Design Team Favorites! There weren't as many entries as usual...not a lot of farm animal stamps? (what?! no salmon? LOL) I know here in Virginia school was finishing up, so maybe our Card Makin' Mamas (& Papas) were busy with the end of school year activities? Whatever the case, it wasn't a problem! It just means that those of you that did link up, had an awesome chance of being the winner!

You all did such a great job and I LOVED all of the puns. Lots of smiles and laughs! 

Lots of Thanks to our sponsor Bugaboo Stamps! As always they have been so generous with their donations of DT images and fabulous prizes! Be sure to stop by (did you know they offer Friday Freebies?!) and tell them CMM sent ya!

and the winner of the Bugaboo prize is...


Did you know that you can enter 2 cards into each of our challenges? I'm sure that Gail is glad she did!

Send an email to to claim your prize!


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

DT Penny | #10 CraftyGirl

This image is so cute, I especially liked your first card with the white cow. You've really made the image pop and you can't help but smile when looking at your project!

Udderly Fantastic! As soon as I saw your card I was laughing! This is THE COW Card. Love the shape and the simplicity of it all. This just goes to show, sometimes we shouldn't over think the challenge themes! Still smiling...

DT Vikki | #24 Helen
As soon as I saw this card it made me smile! Even though it's far too early for Christmas in my opinion (I make the children in my class call it "cabbages" until December) I love the way you've used the image on such a CAS card. Also a great way of using washi tape which I personally really struggle with!

DT Adina | #29 Sarah T
Lovely format and background papers to enhance the most hilarious image I have seen of a goat... ever. :) I loved your use of the white gel pen to enhance the light reflections on the goat, as well as your beautiful ribbon bow.

DT Susan#33 Tammy A. This card made me smile! Love the image and how perfect for an anniversary card. I think the card is really well balanced, lovely use of embellishments and love the mono look!

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

Friday, July 5, 2013

CMM72 | Monochromatic sponsored by Meljen's Designs

Welcome to the July edition of Card Makin' Mamas Challenges!

A BIG thank you to all those that entered our last challenge - we loved seeing your creations!

Our challenge this month is sponsored by the sweet and whimsical:

Meljen's Designs

These designs are lovingly drawn and inked by hand. Created by Melissa Jenkins.
Read more about Melissa and her characters on her website.

And what will you have to do for a chance at winning? Make a card for our challenge, of course!
This month's challenge is:


The color focus of your card should be tints, tones and shades of a single hue. What does that mean? Simply put, choose one color and the colors that would be made if you added white or gray to that color...feel free to add a neutral or two (white, cream, kraft, etc.) Still not sure? How about a few visuals from our Mojo Mamas to help you out?

DT Penny

Now it's your turn!