Friday, August 26, 2011

We've Got Mono....and a winner!

Thanks to all of you who took on our NO red NO green challenge.  There were lots of great color combos to check out and I'll definitely be trying out a few of them myself.  I've got a Perfect Presentation template to give away today!  And the lucky winner is.....
Here's her non-traditional creation.
*Lisa - send me an email to brucklerATcomcastDOTnet with your template and format choice

This week the CSAYL gals have Mono. 
And we're hoping that you do too by next Thursday!
Judy went with a beautiful teal.

Lisa went with cream.

Beckys card makes me think of gingerbread.

Louise used blue.

Alyssa went with kraft.

Kerry used melon.

And MacKenzie (that's me!) used Baha Breeze.

I'd like to take this opportunity to say goodbye to our team member Louise.  She's has a baby on the way and is looking forward to spending some quality time with her family before the new arrival.  It's been a pleasure to have you on the team Louise.  Thanks for your dedication and sharing your beautiful creations with us each week.  Best wishes for you and baby!

Now that we've shown you ours, it's time for you to show us YOURS!
Link up your monochromatic holiday creation by next Thursday and you may be chosen as a guest designer for September!
*Please don't link up if your project doesn't follow our challenge - it will be deleted.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Non-Traditional.....and a winner!

Wow - another week has gone by already?!
Only 18 more weeks until Christmas and only 13 more weeks of CSAYL challenges!
Thanks to all of you who played along with our inspiration challenge.  There were so many great entries, but this one was my favorite...
We'd love to have you join us next month as a guest designer!
*Send me an email to brucklerATcomcastDOTnet and I'll get you all hooked up.

Who's ready for the next challenge?
This week we're being sponsored by one of my favorite companies!
I have quickly fallen in love with Perfect Presentation. The owner, Leigh Ann, is a really wonderful person and her templates are fantastic, affordable and easy to use. Be sure to hop on over to the shop and check em' all out when you can.

Our challenge this week is to use non-traditional colors on your holiday card or project.
That means NO RED and NO GREEN.
Zip, zero, zilch, nada - not allowed!

One lucky winner will get to choose a template from Perfect Presentation!
Here's how the design team went non-traditional this week...

MacKenzie used "Easy Candy Wrap" with a plum / blue combo.
Patty used "Tall Gable" with a purple / white combo.

Becky used "Cute Carton" with a guava / brown combo.

Alyssa used "Able Gable" with a spearmint / white combo.

Louise used "Able Gable" with a melon / white combo.

Kerry used "Squared" with a soft pink / ivory combo.

Now it's your turn!
Show us how you can use a non-traditional color scheme for your holiday project.
I'll choose a winner next Thursday at midnight.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sweet Inspiration....and a winner!

Hey there stampers!  Thanks for poppin' by today!
So many of you gave us the bird last week, and I just loved visiting all of your blogs and checking out your great creations.  Pink Cat Studio was our generous sponsor and I've got 5 FREE DIGIS to give away to one lucky winner.  So.....without further adieu......our winner is.....
Here's how she gave us the bird.
*Mandy - send me an email to brucklerATcomcastDOTnet with your 5 pink cat studio choices!

Now let's check out our new challenge.
As I was perusing my favorite food blogs awhile back, I stumbled upon this beauty over at Bakerella...
photo credit: Bakerella

This week, I want you to use this photo as inspiration for your holiday card or project.  Are you inspired by the theme? the layout? the colors? the textures?
Whatever floats your boat and gets you stampin'!

Here's how the design team was inspired this week...

by Lisa.

by Alyssa.

by Louise.

by Judy.

by Becky.

by Kerry.

Okay kids, now it's your turn.
I can't wait to see what you all come up with this week!
Link up here and leave a little love for some of your fellow participants.  I'll choose a lucky someone to join us next month as a guest designer!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Gimme the Bird.....and a winner!

A big thank you to all of those serious crafters who were brave enough to take on our last challenge!  Your gift sets were great!  I've got a free Perfect Presentation template to give away!  And the winner is....
Here's her GORGEOUS gift set...
*Sue - send me an email with your template choice and format to brucklerATcomcastDOTnet.

So who's ready for a new challenge?
This one is easy. 
Just "gimme the bird"!
Use a bird image on your holiday card or project and you'll be in the running for 5 FREE DIGIS from Pink Cat Studio!

Here's how the team and I decided to give YOU the bird this week...

"Tweet" by Judy.

And last but not least, Sally joins us this week from "Stamping by Sam".
She won our sketch challenge last month and used "Kissing Penguins" for her cute sample today.

So, now it's your turn to give US the bird!
Be sure to link back to CSAYL and leave a little love for one or two of your fellow participants.
I'll chose a winner when our next challenges posts on Friday!