Friday, September 30, 2011

Resist the Temptation...and a winner!

Hey there holiday stampers!
We had a big turnout for our last challenge where we kept it Clean and Simple.  I had some technical difficulties and wasn't able to leave comments, but I definitely stopped by each and every blog that linked up to check out your beautiful creations!

I've got 2 free images from
to give away to one lucky winner!  And that winner is.....
Here's her clean and simple creation
*Marika - click the Karber link on the right side bar and choose your two digi images.  Then send me an message at brucklerATcomcastDOTnet and I'll get them to you.

Are you all ready for our next challenge?
This week we're being sponsored by
and I've got a free template up for grabs!

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 see if you can Resist the Temptation....for stamping, that is.  Can you make a holiday card or package with no stamps at all?

Here's how the dt fought the urge this week...

Now it's your turn to Resist the Temptation!  Leave us a link and a little love for a fellow participant.  One lucky winner will receive any Perfect Presentation template of their choice!
*please don't link up if you don't follow the challenge - it will be deleted.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Clean and Simple.....and a winner!

Welcome back to another Friday at CSAYL!
There were so many great entries for our inspiration photo last week - you guys rock!  Our sponsor was Bugaboo Digi Stamps and I've got a $21 gift certificate to give away to a very lucky stamper!!
Are you ready?

The winner is......
Here's her photo inspired creation...

* Send me an email to brucklerATcomcastDOTnet and I'll get you all hooked up!

This week we're being sponsored by...
Karber Digital Images is a company created by Karla Barradas and Berenice Rendon.  As friends they decided to join their different talents. In July 2010 that journey would lead them from hobby to a business and “Karber Digital Images” was created.  Karber has a fantastic line of images from uber-cute to sophisticated.  They'll be donating two digital images to a lucky winner!

Let's get on to our next challenge shall we?
This week we're keeping it "Clean and Simple". 
Easier said than done sometimes.

We all used an image called "Rudolph" this week - isn't he cute?!
Dora joins us today from "Especially For You Cards".  She won a challenge a few weeks ago and got to play with us this week!  Thanks Dora!

And here's how the team kept it Clean and Simple...
by Alyssa.

by Becky.

by Kerry.

by Judy.

by Patty.

Now it's your turn to show us how you keep it Clean and Simple!
Leave us a link and you may just win some free digis!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Inspiration Challenge.....and a winner!

The winner of our "Teacher's Pet" challenge and a guest design spot in October is....
Drum roll please..........

Here's the gorgeous personalized card she made for one lucky teacher.
*Sue - send me a message to brucklerATcomcastDOTnet and I'll give you the details.

Hang on to your stamps, because there's a HUGE prize up for grabs this week!  Our generous sponsor, Bugaboo Stamps has donated a $21 gift certificate to a very lucky winner!
Bugaboo has a huge variety of digi stamps from cutesy to sassy.  They have something for everyone!  New images are available each week and there's a freebie every Friday to boot!  You can also check out their blog for daily inspiration.  And as a bonus, two of the Bugaboo team members are joining us today with their challenge cards!

This week our challenge is to use this photo as inspiration.
*photo credit - Pinterest

Here's how our guests from Bugaboo interpreted the inspiration photo...

And here's what the CSAYL team came up with...

Now it's your turn!  How does this photo inspire you?
Leave us a link to your holiday card or project and then leave some love for your fellow participants.
Please don't link up if you don't follow our challenge - your entry will be deleted.

Friday, September 9, 2011

"Teacher's Pet"....and a winner!

WOW - so many cool folds for our last challenge!  There were a couple of old favorites and many new folds that I've never seen before.  You guys rock!  I've got 5 FREE PINK CAT STUDIO DIGIS to give away, and the lucky winner is....
Here's her Fancy Shmancy holiday creation...
*Lisbeth - send me an email to brucklerATcomcastDOTnet with your PCS digi choices!

This week we're going to focus on some very special people - TEACHERS.
Teachers hold a very special place in my heart and my family has been blessed by several over the years.  Anyone who can be in a room with 30 kids all day and be passionate about what they're doing is a saint in my book!
So, this week I want you to be "Teacher's Pet" - make a holiday card or project for a teacher.  Use school supplies, school themed stamps - whatever blows your hair back!

Here's what the team came up with for inspiration this week...
by Alyssa.

by Kerry.

by Patty.

by Judy.


by Becky.

by MacKenzie (that's me).

Now it's your turn to be teacher's pet! 
Show us what you've got and you may be picked to join us as a guest designer next month!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Fancy Shmancy....and a winner!

Once again, it's that time of the week!
  A big THANK YOU to those of you who played along with our "Mono" challenge.  So glad we could spread the love :-)
The winner of a guest designer spot with the CSAYL team later this month is....
Check out her beautiful entry.
*Dora - send me an email to brucklerATcomcastDOTnet and we'll figure out the details

So, why don't we get a little Fancy Shmancy this week?
Try a new fold this week - something fun, something fabulous, something DIFFERENT!

Our sponsor this week is Pink Cat Studio and there are 5 free digis up for grabs!

Here are some fantastic fold tutorials for you to check out and try:

Here's how the team got Fancy Shmancy this week...

Julie joins us today from Last Minute Crafter.
She used "Bird Ice Skating" to make a Free Standing Pop-Up Card. 

Kerry used "Snowflake Fairy Lily" to make an Easel Card.

Becky used "Gingerbread Family" to make a Side Step Card.

Judy used "Penguin Fairy" for this card.

MacKenzie (that's me!) used "Billy Rides a Polar Bear" to make this Side-Step Card.

Now it's your turn to show us how fancy you can get!
Leave us a link and leave a little love for one of your fellow participants.  I'll choose a winner when I announce our next challenge on Friday!
*Please don't link up if you don't follow our challenge.