Challenge No. 97 - Pucker Up! ~

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Welcome to Challenge No. 97!
Your Christmas in July creations were so fun, and so beautiful, all wrapped into one great present for me! Thanks so much to all of you who joined, you don't make it easy to choose just one winner ~

~ Winner and Princess Dragonfly of 
Challenge No. 96 is:
~ Liz - Right Brain Madness ~
Congrats Liz!!  Like I said in my comment to you, this is one of my favorite background techniques, and also a great Unity Stamp of the car that I drive.  It all came together just perfectly! Grab your Princess Badge from over on the right -->

Challenge No. 97 ~ Pucker Up!
Let's all remember what to do when life gives you lemons :)
It is Summertime, and lemons and limes appear in many Summer drinks and recipes. This week just use any type of lemons and/or limes somewhere on your creation ~ That's it!
(No back-linking please)

~ The winning entry will be crowned with the title of Princess Dragonfly, and have you and your blog  featured in Challenge No. 98.
You can still join and win if you don't have a blog :)

  I hope my examples here will inspire you
 to join in the fun:
Stamp Set: Sugar Pea Designs/Pucker Up

Digital Stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil/Lemons

Stamp:  House Mouse/Citrus Punch
Inside Message: Pucker Up

This card was made at a class I took by the actual designer of this die cut set, Debi Adams.  Although I made it, it certainly is not my design, so all of the credit goes back to Debi.
  It was great to meet such a talented gal (I want her job), and this adorable set was sure fun to play with :)

Die Cut Set:
Spellbinders Shapeabilities/Market Fresh-Make Mine Lemon Lime


Thank You !

Challenge No. 96 - Christmas in July ~

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Welcome to Challenge No. 96!
Your Red, White, and Blue-tiful creations last week were amazing! Thanks so much to those of you who joined :)

~ Winner and Princess Dragonfly of 
Challenge No. 95 is:
~ Cynthia / Stampin' in Alaska ~


Congrats Cynthia!!  Your pretty papers and perfect little latte all worked together so beautifully!
Grab your Princess Badge from over on the right :)

Challenge No. 96 ~
Christmas in July
Time to get a head start on those holiday creations, so show me some of your holly and your jolly ~ That's it!
(No back-linking please)

~ The winning entry will be crowned with the title of Princess Dragonfly, and have your blog and/or bio featured in Challenge No. 97.  (You can still join and win if you don't have a blog.)  I hope my examples here will inspire you to join in the fun:
Stamp Set: Close to My Heart/Surfin' Santa;
Sentiment Stamp: Bo Bunny/Holiday Wishes

Stamp: Photoplay 

Stamps: Unity/Entwined Poinsettia;
Sentiment: Bo Bunny/Holiday Wishes

Thank You !

Challenge No. 95 - Red, White and Blue-tiful! ~

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Welcome to Challenge No. 95!
I just loved seeing all of the awesome paper pieced beauties during the last challenge. Thanks so much to those of you who joined. I appreciate you more than you know!

~ Winner and Princess Dragonfly of 
Challenge No. 94 is:
Deanne - A Little Bit O' Paper ~
Congrats Deanne!!  I just loved this sweet little gal, and your paper piecing is just perfect!  Grab your Princess Badge from over on the right :)

Challenge No. 95 ~
 Red, White & Blue-tiful!
Let's celebrate the beautiful colors that this time of year brings. Any hue of red and blue works ~ That's it!
(No back-linking please)

~ The winning entry will be crowned with the title of Princess Dragonfly, and have your blog and/or bio featured in Challenge No. 96.  (You can still join and win if you don't have a blog.)  I hope my examples here will inspire you to join in the fun:
Stamp Set: Unity Stamps/Hanging in There

Challenge No. 94 - Paper Piecing Palooza! ~

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Welcome to Challenge No. 94!
Thanks so very much to those of you who joined my sketch challenge last week, and for all of your kind comments, thoughts, and ideas. Forgive my little hissy fit, and please know that whether it's only 1 or 50 of you, that I appreciate you joining more than you know!

~ Winner and Princess Dragonfly of 
Challenge No. 93 is:
~ Lisa ~ Life of a BZscapper ~

Congrats Lisa!!
Please contact me at jeannie.thomas@yahoo.com to receive your
 Challenge Winner Blog Badge ~ 

Challenge No. 94 ~ Paper Piecing Palooza
It's pretty much an "Anything Goes" challenge, but include some paper piecing in it. If you've never paper pieced before, click here for a quick tutorial on Splitcoaststampers to follow, and I promise you will have such a good time with it, you'll want to do it again and again. That's it! (No back-linking please)

~ The winning entry will be crowned with the title of Princess Dragonfly, and have your blog and/or bio featured in Challenge No. 95.  (You can still join and win if you don't have a blog.)  I hope my examples here will inspire you to join in the fun:

Stamps: Unity Kit of the Month ~ June 2017
All Products used are from Close to My Heart 

Thank You !

Challenge No. 93 - Gettin' Sketchy ~

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Welcome to Challenge No. 93!
Your creative wine treasures were a real treat to see, and thanks so very much to those who joined!

~ Winner - Challenge No. 92 ~
~ #4 Liz 
Congrats!!
Please contact me at jeannie.thomas@yahoo.com to receive your gift and winning Blog Badge ~ You have until Wednesday, 6/7 :)

Gettin' Sketchy Challenge No. 93:
Anything you'd like to create using this sketch. Flip it, or rotate it in any direction ~ That's it! (No back-linking please)
~ The winning entry will be crowned with the title of Princess Dragonfly, and have your blog and/or bio featured in Challenge No. 94.  (You can still join and win if you don't have a blog.)  I hope my examples here will inspire you to join in the fun:


In case you're wondering, this is the paper pad that I used for all 3 of these cards, which I got from Tuesday Morning:

Hey all you crafty peeps!  I have loved having this blog (since 2007) and have also loved evolving into having this turn into a challenge blog as well, but all of the work that happens to even get to this point is no fun if I'm playing alone. I know everybody is busy and I get that, but I am too. I've gotten some awesome turnouts to many challenges, but lately it seems there just isn't much interest.

I'm reaching out to ask what it is you're looking for; Better prizes/no prizes just recognition? Different themes / tell me what you would like to see as themes?  What would make you want to join today? I'm willing to hang around and keep doing this, but only if you are too.

Please let me know in the comments below, or if you'd like to just email me at jeannie.thomas@yahoo.com that's fine too.
Thank you for your thoughts!

Challenge No. 92 - No WINE-ing Allowed ~

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Welcome to Challenge No. 92!
I loved looking at your entries with the special color palette last week and Thanks so very much to ALL of you who joined!

~ Winner - Challenge No. 91 ~
#3 Billie 
Congrats!!
Please contact me at jeannie.thomas@yahoo.com
You have until Wednesday, 5/24 to claim it.

The Theme for Challenge No.92 is:
~ No WINE-ing Allowed ~
True friendship...:
Rules to Join Challenge No. 92 ~
Pop a cork and celebrate with your best pretty, funny, or just plain beautiful glasses or bottles of a good vintage ~ That's it!  Cheers! (No back-linking please)


Challenge Award:
US Entry Prize The Grand Prize winning creation will have a choice of one of these 3 cards I've posted for this challenge, plus the printable digital image.

OUTSIDE US Entry Digital Prize ~  Due to the expense of US snail mail,I am offering this printable digital image to you so I can encourage everyone from everywhere around the world to join
in the fun :)





No WINE-ing Allowed No. 1 ~
Stamp Set:  Art Impressions/Wine Divas!
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No WINE-ing Allowed No. 2 ~
Stamp Set: Unity Stamps/What Kind of Wine? 
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No WINE-ing Allowed No. 3 ~
Stamps: Unity Stamps/Marlow
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Challenge No. 91 - Spring Sweetness Color Palette ~

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Welcome to Challenge No. 91!
Your Hip to be Square entries were a blast to see, and I just keep saying that the hardest part of these challenges for me is choosing a winner. I just love them ALL :)  Thanks so very much to ALL of you who joined!

~ Winners - Challenge No. 90 ~
#13 Donna ~ US Mail Prize
#28 Liz ~ Digital Prize
Congrats Winners!!
Please contact me at jeannie.thomas@yahoo.com
I will not contact you ~ You have until Wednesday, 5/10 to claim them.

The Theme for Challenge No.91 is:
~ Spring Sweetness Color Palette ~
Rules to Join Challenge No. 91
~ Any type of creative project that includes the colors (or close to them) from this inspiration photo and color palette. If you have any Just ME digitals, I'd love to see what you create with them ~ That's it!
(No back-linking please)


:)  My First Sponsored Challenge Award The Grand Prize winning creation will receive 3 digital images of your choice from Just ME Digital Stamps.....yippee!!!

Thanks so much Elena <3
Spring Sweetness No. 1 ~
Digital Image: Just ME/Floating Flamingo

Spring Sweetness No. 2 ~
Digital Image: Just ME/Raining Hearts  

Spring Sweetness No. 3 ~
Digital Image: Just ME/Everyday Animals

Challenge No. 90 - It's Hip to be Square ~

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Welcome to Challenge No. 90!
Your Egg-citing entries last week were so beautiful and as always I enjoyed every one of them and had fun checking out all of your fabulous blogs too. Y'all make it soooo hard to choose winners :)  Thanks so very much to ALL of you who joined!

~ Winners - Challenge No. 89 ~
#14 CG ~ US Mail Prize
#9 Maryvonne ~ Digital Prize
Congrats Winners!!
Please contact me at jeannie.thomas@yahoo.com
You have until Wednesday, 4/26 to claim them.

The Theme for Challenge No.90 is:
~ It's Hip to be Square ~
It's Hip to be Square  Black & White Colors  by littleskunkco:
Rules to Join Challenge No. 90 ~
Any type of creative project your little heart desires, as long as it's square ~ That's it!   (No back-linking please)

Challenge Award:
US Entry Prize The Grand Prize winning creation will have a choice of one of these 3 cards I've posted for this challenge, plus the printable digital image.

OUTSIDE US Entry Digital Prize ~  Due to the expense of US snail mail,I am offering this printable digital image to you so I can encourage everyone from everywhere around the world to join
in the fun :)


It's Hip to be Square No. 1 ~
Stamp Set:  Unity Stamps/Just as You Are
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It's Hip to be Square No. 2 ~
Stamp Set: All Dressed Up/Everything Stops for Walkies 
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It's Hip to be Square No. 3 ~

Challenge No. 89 - How EGG-citing! ~

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Welcome to Challenge No. 89!

Loved the Darling Doilies last week and all of the sweet entries you sent my way :)  Thanks so very much to ALL of you who joined!

~ Winners - Challenge No. 88 ~
~ #8 Carol Dee ~ US Mail Prize
~ #1 Meg ~ Digital Prize
Congrats Winners!!
Please contact me at jeannie.thomas@yahoo.com
You have until Wednesday, 4/12 to claim them.

The Theme for Challenge No.89 is:
~ How EGG-citing! ~
Rules to Join Challenge No. 89 ~
EGGS of any kind!  Colored, fried, or sunny side up, if it's on an Easter card or anything else ~ That's it!  Get cracking!
(No back-linking please)

Challenge Award:
US Entry Prize The Grand Prize winning creation will have a choice of one of these 3 cards I've posted for this challenge, plus the printable digital image.

OUTSIDE US Entry Digital Prize ~ Due to the expense of US snail mail,I am offering this printable digital image to you so I can encourage everyone from everywhere around the world to join in the fun :)


How EGG-citing No. 1 ~
Stamp Set: Stampin' Up/Hey Chick 
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How EGG-citing No. 2 ~
Stamp: Tiddly Inks/Treasured Friend
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How EGG-citing No. 3 ~
Digital: Jane's Doodles
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