Saturday, August 13, 2016

Top 10 Favorites and Honorable Mentions

Hello friends!
We had a smashing success in our last "All About Colors" Challenge.  
357 entries-Wow!
You can just imagine how long it takes to sift through each entry and to give you some feedback (whenever possible). Thank you for your patience and support.

Without further ado, here are my Top 10 Favorites.

3. #83 Anita in France


4 #106 Jasleen


5. #125 Wei Wei Wang

6 #144 Ardyth 


7 #161 Ashwini


8 #176 Sonja K. 


9 # 314. Lysa Q. 

10 #348.  Heather Hoffman
 The lucky winner from the Top 10 Favorites will receive the $15 Gift Card to Simon Says Stamp.

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The winner is

1. #54 Kymona Tracey

Congratulations, Kymona! Please contact me for the prize so you can start shopping!
I have chosen 20 Honorable Mentions and you can click on each photo to see the beautiful work.


I want to thank those who use the affiliate links in this blog to make your purchase over Simon Says Stamp. It is helping me to give away the $15 prize that we raised. Your ongoing support is much appreciated. Please continue to do so to help this challenge sustainable. 

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 If you like to have a MISTI, now is your chance. Mini MISTI is now $49.99 39.99 (hurry, while supplies last).
We will kick off our next challenge on September 1st.
I hope that you will be ready and we will get messy... (hint hint).

Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Guest Designer-Laura Bassen

Hello friends!
I know summer time is the lazy crazy busy time of the year-- working, home with the kids, going on vacation and visiting friends and relatives, camping, stay-cation... etc. It WARMS my heart to see the amazing entries in the gallery. AND it also thrills me that my dear friend Laura Bassen takes the time to share her BIG talent with us! I had the pleasure of meeting Laura nearly 3 years ago (that seems so long ago now). I absolutely love her and her big heart. Laura is as dear and sweet as she is in her many You Tube Channel (see here). I can at least tell you that :)

 Check out the super amazing rainbow ink-blending!!
I must say Laura's design is classy, modern and timeless--all in one!


Laura: I simply made several masks with all the different size hexagon dies ( see suggested dies here and below) and blended in distress inks on watercolor cardstock. Then I flicked the water on using the Mini Mister. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!!!!


Well, I don't know about you, but Laura does make everything look easy and gorgeous every single time. Today's card is just one more example. The "All About Colors" challenge is ending in a few days. I hope that you will squeeze in some creative time to enter if you have not done so yet.

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As you can see,  it will take me some time to sift through the entries to pick the rightful winners and HMs. I will be back in mid August to announce the winners. We are taking the rest of August off and will start a big challenge in September. It is a super exciting one!
Thank for stopping by!


Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Guest Designer--Kathy Racoosin

Hello friends!
Today's post is a rich and scrumptious one. 
It is my absolute pleasure to have my dear talented friend Kathy Racoosin (The Daily Markers) returning here as our guest designer. As you may know Kathy has spearheaded in her 30-day Coloring Challenge in the last two years and this month's coloring challenge marks her 5th one.

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If you tune in to her You Tube channel this month, chances are you are going to learn a thing or two  a ton! Her soothing voice is also another reason to tune into. I highly suggest that you get your supplies out and watch Kathy's videos and start coloring! Let's hear from Kathy:

Kathy: "Hello friends! I LOVE to color and I am in the middle of my coloring challenge. This is a good time to jump in if you have been on the fence or wanting to give the challenge a try. The idea is to color something daily with any medium. Just five minutes, that’s it. Some days you will have more time and that’s even better. The 30 day challenge is really about carving out a little time your day for something that makes you happy. (You are free to jump in and out as time permits). Basically it’s any thing goes challenge and whatever you feel inspired to do.
Kathy: There are a few ways to share what you are creating.  You can share your work where you are most comfortable like Facebook, Instagram, Flicker and your Blog etc.... If you do, please use this hashtag #thedailymarker30day and check my blog for specific details (see here).

You can watch Kathy's video about this card here. 
Isn't Kathy's framed design a masterpiece? The ink splatter is like icing on the cake!
And we are not even talking about the COLORING....



It is evident why Kathy's 30-Day coloring challenge has been a huge success. It is not only because that Kathy has crazy mad coloring skills, but Kathy's enthusiasm and encouragement are also the forces behind it. Will you please thank Kathy for her GD feature by leaving some blog love (see here) ? Lastly, here are some codes for you if you are shopping. Thank you for using the affiliate links in this challenge blog to make your purchase over Simon Says Stamp. This will ensure that  we will have prizes in the future challenges.

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