Friday, November 25, 2011

Kenny K winners and a DESIGN TEAM CALL!

I'm just poppin' in today to announce our last three winners of the year!
We were sponsored by the uber-fabulous Kenny K and there are 5 free digis up for grabs!
And our winners are......

Mynnette - 3 digis from Kenny K!

Dora - 2 digis from Kenny K!

Julie E - 1 digi from Kenny K!

*Congrats ladies!  Send me a message to brucklerATcomcastDOTnet with your digi choices and I'll get you all hooked up.

Even though CSAYL is done for this year, I'm on the hunt for a brand new team for 2012!  If you're interested in joining me, please send me an e-mail with a link to your blog and a sentence or two about yourself.  I'll notify my new team members by mid-January.

Thanks to all of you who played along this year - it's been fun!
Have a wonderful and stress-free holiday season with those you love.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Photo Inspiration....and "Never Seen Ink" TOP TEN!

Happy Friday crafty people!
I'm thrilled that so many of you joined us for our "Never Seen Ink" challenge.  Didn't it feel great to FINALLY ink up that stamp that's been waiting patiently for some love?! 

Since we just played for fun last week, I thought I'd take some time to share my top ten picks from the last challenge.  It was reeeeally hard to only choose ten, but here they are in no particular order...

by Betty Wright

by Sara

Thanks again to everyone who played along!

Today is bittersweet for me. 
It's our last CSAYL challenge of the year and I'll miss working with the great team I had for 2011.  But, I'm happy to say that I've got all my Christmas cards and packages FINISHED!  Such a load off my shoulders for the upcoming holiday season.

Well, let's get on to our last challenge, shall we?
This week we're being sponsored by the flirty and fabulous Kenny K!
In addition to fantastic digital images, they also have a line of stickers and temporary tattoos - so fun!  Kenny K just did a Christmas release and we're playing with some of those images today.  And if that wasn't great enough, Kenny and Elena were generous enough to offer the following prizes this week:
1st place - 3 digis
2nd place - 2 digis
3rd place - 1 digi

The challenge this week is to use this gorgeous photo as inspiration.
photo credit - Pinterest

Here's what my fabulous team created for our last challenge...

"Sleigh" by Judy.

Now it's your turn to show us how our photo inspires you!
Leave us a link and I'll announce the winners next Friday.
*Links that don't follow our challenge will be deleted

Friday, November 11, 2011

Never Seen Ink...and THREE winners!

Wow peeps - only 2 challenges left for the year!  There were so many fantastic entries for our "use your favorite sketch" challenge.  I know I added a bunch of new challenge links to my favorites list, how about you?
Since we're so close to the end of our challenges, I decided to spread the love this week and choose THREE WINNERS!  Last week we were sponsored by Pink Cat Studio and I've got some digis to give away!  So, without furter adieu, our three winners are...
JULIE - winner of 3 PCS digis!
DEANNE - winner of 1 PCS digi!
CHRISTINE - winner of 1 PCS digi!

Here are their GAW-JUS creations and links to the sketches they used...
Julie used CPS sketch #242

Deanne used CPS sketch #140

Christine used I(heart)ProMarkers #91
Congrats ladies!!
Please send me a message to brucklerATcomcastDOTnet with your PCS image choice(s).

Let's get to the next challenge, shall we?
Raise your hand if you've bought a stamp that you just had to have, and there it sits....uninked and lonely on your craft table.  Or maybe it was a gift?  Either way, we all have em' and this week I want you to use em!  The challenge this week is "Never Seen Ink" - use a holiday image, new or old, that's NEVER seen ink.  No cheating!!  I'll choose my ten favorite entries and feature them on the CSAYL blog next Friday when I post our last challenge of the year.

Here's what I came up with using a Whiff of Joy stamp that's been in the original package on the floor in my workshop for 11 months...
I'm so glad I finally opened the package and trimmed the rubber - these guys are cute!!

And here's what the rest of my lovely team came up with...
Lisa used an image by Impression Obsession.

Becky used an image by Rubber Stampede.

Kerry used an image by PaperTrey Ink.

Judy used at image by CTMH.

*Please don't link up if you don't follow our challenge, your link will be deleted.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Favorite Sketch...and a winner!

Only 49 days until Christmas!
I've got all my cards done, how about you?
Thanks to all the ladies who busted out their jingle bells and played along with us last week!  The winner of TWO FREE TEMPLATES from
Here's a peek at her entry...
*Congratulations Brook - send me a message to brucklerATcomcastDOTnet with your template and format choices. There's a link to the shop on the right sidebar.

We've only got three challenges left and this one is being sponsored by the super fabulous Pink Cat Studio!
And as if that wasn't good enough, PCS is having a HUGE digi sale going on until Saturday!!
But before you hop over to PCS, let me show you what the team did this week. 
Our challenge is to use your favorite sketch challenge - that's it - easy peasy! 

I'll be choosing THREE winners for this challenge. 
1st place will get their choice of 3 Pink Cat digis.
2nd place will get their choice of 2 Pink Cat digis.
3rd place will get their choice of 1 Pink Cat digi.

And here's what we came up with...
Link to sketch - I{heart}2stamp.

Link to sketch - Clean and Simple Stamping.

Link to Sketch - Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Link to sketch - I{heart}2stamp.

"Santa" by Kerry.
Link to sketch - Annabelle Stamps Blog.

Link to sketch - Sweet Sunday Sketch.

Link to sketch - Mojo Monday.

Okay, now it's YOUR turn.
Leave us a link to your Christmas card and use your favorite sketch challenge. 
Have a wonderful Friday!