Friday, July 3, 2015

The Challenge Winners for Nautical

Thank you for joining us last week at The Challenge! The team and I have have chosen the winners! 


Congratulations, Tenia!



Tenia's striking nautical card was a stand out for me!

We are on a break now, Tenia but we will be back in September. I hope you will join us as a Guest Designer for The Challenge when we return! Please email our Guest Designer Coordinator, Kimberly Wiener at  oloughlin.ka @ gmail.com (no spaces) for more information! 






We will be back in September! Enjoy your summer!


Monday, June 29, 2015

Some Exciting News!

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When Susan McShirley of SRM Stickers put out a design team call, I knew I had to apply! Being on her team 2 years ago was an awesome experience and I really like Susan! She is a lovely lady and I was tickled pink when I received an email back from her, welcoming me to the team! Thank you so much, Susan! These are just some of the projects I created using SRM products. 







The Challenge {Summer Break & Nautical Winners}

Thank you to everyone who played along with our "Nautical" theme! Wow! 57 entries is a lot and we are so happy you played along! 

We will be announcing our nautical winners later on this week as we all need time to get through all the entries and I was away with my family this week, enjoying some time off. Thank you for understanding!

***Please note*** 

The Challenge is taking a wee break this summer and we won't be back until September 7th. All of us have decided to spend time with family, away from the computer. See you in September!


Friday, June 26, 2015

Altenew and Simon Says Stamp


Summer is here and I am looking forward to getting crafty! Just home from work and made another simple card using Altenew and Simon Says Stamps. I am really into making square 4x4 cards these days!



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The Challenge Winners

Thank you for joining us last week at The Challenge! The team and I have have chosen the winners! I am so sorry for the delay in posting the winners but "real" life was hectic this week and I just couldn't get to it.  

Just a note that the team and I will be on holiday for July and August! Our Nautical themed challenge ends on Sunday at Noon (PST) and then we will be back in September for a new challenge! 



Congratulations,  Allison!


I love the mix of papers and elements on Allison's card!

I hope you will join us as a Guest Designer for The Challenge in September! Please email our Guest Designer Coordinator, Kimberly Wiener at  oloughlin.ka @ gmail.com (no spaces) for more information! 



Please join us in one hour, we will be back with a brand new challenge for you!


Thursday, June 25, 2015

Altenew & Verve Birthday {SSS/STB}


Hello! One more day of work and then I am on holiday for the summer. Being a teacher is wonderful for summer break but already my mind is whirling with ideas for next year! I have a HUGE TO DO list and I will be moving rooms at school too! SO exciting but lots of work ahead!!


I inked up another Altenew Stamp...just playing tonight and haphazardly stamped the flowers all over the card...I didn't line them up but I liked the messy look. I hope you do too!


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Altenew {Mini Card Set}


Today I am sharing a set of cards I made for our school secretary. She is retiring this year and I wanted to make her some cards to take with her as a gift.


I used Altenew stamps and some sentiments from Wplus9. I also used some washi tape for the accent at the bottom of each card. I used my favourite technique of stamping with distress ink on watercolour paper and pulling the colour around with a water pen. I am playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

The Challenge {Theme Challenge: Nautical}

PWelcome to The Challenge! I wanted to let you know that we need a few more days to choose our winners for our Tea Inspiration Challenge-so the winners will be posted on Wednesday! Stay tuned!


This is our final challenge for the month of June! It is a theme challenge and we are looking for "Nautical" projects. The design team and I will be taking July and August off from The Challenge and so this will be our final challenge until September! So come and play along!


I have finally had the chance to get inky and I couldn't wait to play along at Viva la Verve! The sketch is a fun one and I used some scraps to create little flag accents on my card. I kept my card super simple as it is all I can seem to manage these days! Only one week left of work and then my left will settle down again!


The design team have created some inspiration to get you in the crafting mood! Come and join us! Our weekly winner will be our next Guest Designer for when we are back in September! So come and join the fun! 

 Karolyn Loncon-Featured Designer

Hayley Kew - Guest Designer



Monday, June 15, 2015

The Challenge #39 {An Inspiration Challenge}

I have been taking a break from blogging and crafting this month! My amazing design team continues to go strong and they have some fabulous inspiration to share with you. The Challenge is "Inspiration"...so how does this image inspire you? Come and join us! Our weekly winner will be our next Guest Designer! So come and join the fun!


The design team have created some inspiration to get you in the crafting mood! Come and join us! Our weekly winner will be our next Guest Designer! So come and join the fun!

 Karolyn Loncon-Featured Designer

Laurie - Guest Designer



The Challenge Winners

Thank you for joining us last week at The Challenge! The team and I have have chosen the winners! 



Congratulations,  Hayley!



Who could resist this adorable image and sentiment!

I hope you will join us as a Guest Designer for The Challenge! Please email our Guest Designer Coordinator, Kimberly Wiener at  oloughlin.ka @ gmail.com (no spaces) for more information!



Please join us in one hour, we will be back with a brand new challenge for you!


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