Good Morning and welcome to our 3rd challenge. Because this is the 5th week of July we are having a special challenge this week that will run for 1 week instead of the usual 2 weeks. But before I get into this week's challenge I first want to thank everyone who joined us for our Christmas in July challenge. Please be sure to come back on Monday when we announce the winner and top 3.
Now for this week's challenge. We would like you to use
This week we are being sponsored by the wonderful Karen's Doodles who has the most gorgeous digi's and rubber stamps and is giving the winner 3 single digi's of their choice from her store. Here's a little bit about Karen:
Hi, I am Karen Johnson. I have been drawing all of my life. When I was 19, I started an animation studio with a friend from college. We created scoreboard animations for all the Major League Baseball teams as well as the Super Bowl and the Olympics. In 1989 I started my own animation studio. We created animation for the Feature Film "Fern Gully The Last Rainforest". We also animated a Christmas Special, "The Wish That Changed Christmas" and a video featuring Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer. For the past 20 years I have had the pleasure of creating animations for Disney, Fisher Price and Mattel and bringing their characters to life. In 2006 I decided to bring my own characters to life with my first children's book, "Oink Finds An Egg". This year I am celebrating 50 years as a doodler and I look forward to sharing my original drawings with crafters through "Karen's Doodles".
We are very excited to announce that we have another crafty lady joining our Design Team. Our mom, Donna of Designs By Meme, has finally agreed to join us.
Karen was so kind to give us a few images to play with this week. Here are the cards from the DT featuring digi's from Karen's Doodles:
Good morning! What an amazing first challenge with 81 entries!!! Thank you all for making our very first challenge a huge success!! We have picked out the winner and top three for challenge 1. The winner of 5 digital stamps from Sew Many Cards is.....Monika!! Monika please go to the Sew Many Cards store and pick out 5 digital stamps and then please email Jeri with your choices.
Now for our top three. This was a very hard decision to make as all the cards were amazing!!! But it needed to be done so for our top three we have chosen (in no particular order)....
Congratulations!! Please grab the top three badge below if you would like to add it to your blog. Thanks again to everyone who joined in on our first challenge. We hope you all will join in again on our current challenge: CHRISTMAS IN JULY.
Good Morning and welcome to the second challenge. I was pleasantly surprised at the number of entries that we had for our first challenge. I enjoyed seeing all of the wonderful creations that were submitted. The winner of the first challenge and the top 3 will be posted on Monday.
I wanted to apologize to everyone that had trouble with the Inlinkz tool during the first challenge. I want to assure all of you who could not enter your cards with the Inlinkz tool that I have made sure that your entries are in for the prize draw. We will not be using the Inlinkz for this challenge so when you submit your entries please do so in the comments. I apologize if anyone did not receive a comment on their card for this challenge. Due to the trouble with Inlinkz we were bouncing between the comments and Inlinkz and may have missed commenting on entries.
We would like to welcome two new DT members. Emma and Susan of Two Pink Ladies, a mother and daughter team, are beginning their term with this challenge. Welcome, Emma and Susan we look forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations. Now for the challenge.....
The theme for the this challenge is...
CHRISTMAS IN JULY
so lets see those festive Christmas creations
This challenge will be open from today July 17th until Friday July 30th at 11:59pm EST
The prize package for this challenge will include:
1 package Ribbon (8 different colors)
5 pre-folded cards with envelopes (different colors)
1 package of 10 white 1" ribbon bows with pearls
1 package of a mixture of dragonfly, butterfly and flower embellishments
1 package of 10 rhinestone hearts
1 package of 3 white ribbon flowers with pearls
1 package of 5 small off white ribbon flowers with pearls
1 package of 4 flower buttons
9 packages of different handmade embellishments
Here is some holiday inspiration from the design team
Here are two free digital images that I created. Feel free to grab them to use. All I ask is that you credit me with their creation and please direct others back to this site to collect the images. I would love to see how these images are being used.
This vibrant-little-8 yr old-third grade-gymnast was struck with a near fatal illness on Easter Sunday 2010. She fought hard for 5 days in a comatose state & survived, but along with her survival came significant loss. As the near fatal infection caused extensive tissue damage, she had to undergo quadruple amputation surgery changing Bella forever.
As stated above, feel free to visit Bella's site to see how you can help. Send some love her way or even send her a card. A nice homemade card along the lines of 'thinking of you'. Your card does not have to be a new one, but you should be able to send it!
Should you decide to send her a card, here is the address:
The Bella Tucker Fund
P.O. Box 199
Here is the card that I will be sending to Bella. For this card I used a free image from Digital Delights called Teapot Pippin.
The 2 Sisters Challenge Blog is offering a blog candy package for this hop so make sure that you link your card to this site with this Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post for a chance to win.
Please continue to hop along to the rest of the participants blogs.
Erin is offering up weekly prizes to whoever participates in the hop. This week prizes include goodies from Chrissy Armstrong, Whiff of Joy, Edith's Digis, and Whimsey Stamps.
AND AS IF THAT WASN'T ENOUGH... THERE IS A GRAND PRIZE CANDY PACK TOO!!
(to be drawn July 20 after the 4th & final hop)
including various goodies from:
Lindsay's Stamp stuff
Firecracker Designs by Pamela
Sunshine & Giggles
La La Land
The Stamping Boutique
Digital images by Edith
To be entered into the grand prize candy, you will have to link up your cards for Bella here.
This allows Erin to keep track of how many cards Bella should be receiving...from all over the world!!
The more cards you make for Bella, the more chances you have to win the GRAND PRIZE (to be drawn July 20). Make 4 cards link them all (4 separate links). This gives you 4 chances to win the grand prize!!!
As with all new things the post for the first challenge was a trial and error for me. When you scroll down to enter your card in the first challenge you will notice that there are three inlinkz tools at the bottom. This is the first time that I have ever used inlinkz and I accidentally placed it three time. When you post please post to the first inlinkz tool. Sorry for the confusion.
Good morning and welcome to the 2 Sisters Challenge Blog and our very first challenge. For our first time out we are keeping things fairly simple. More on the challenge in a bit. First, we are very excited to announce that our sponsor for this challenge is Sew Many Cards. Sew Many Cards will be offering the winner of this challenge 5 digital images of their choice.
My name is Angela and I own Sew Many Cards. I have a husband, an almost 10 year old daughter, a two year old son, and a dog/puppy: Hershey. The images of Sew Many Cards came from a dream that my husband had of a group of animals that were "SEWN Together" with patches and stitching, hence the name, which he also came up with. You will find that every image in the Sew Many Cards collection has patches and stitching, even the ones that are not animals. I love to draw and almost every image is either an inspiration from my family or a request from my great customers and design team, so please ask if you need something specific or would like to request something be made. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
For our first challenge we have chosen...
~ ANYTHING GOES ~
You have from 9:00am today Saturday July 3rd until 11:59pm Friday July 16th to enter the challenge. We look forward to seeing all of the great entries.
Here are some offerings of inspiration by our design team. You should take a moment to check out their wonderful blogs.