Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Paper Sundaes #27 Winner and Top Three

Thank you once again to all the wonderful participants in our Make Your Own Flowers challenge sponsored by Lili of the Valley!


We had eighty-two fantastic entrants but can only choose three, so in no particular order, our top picks are:




Congratulations Girls!  Please feel free to display our Top 3 Winner badge proudly on your blog! 


From our 82 fabulous participants, Random.org drew number 32, Emily Keaton!

Congratulations, Emily!  You have won your choice of any two of Lili of the Valley's new Christmas stamps!  Please contact us using the Contact Me button in the sidebar by Sunday, August 1st.

Remember that you have four days left to enter our Back to School challenge for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!

We look forward to seeing your creations!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Meet the New Sundae Girls!

We would like to thank all the fabulous applicants of our first design team call. We were thrilled with the quality of work and enthusiasm demonstrated by each and every one of you!  After much deliberation, and several hours of blog viewing, we chose five talented ladies to join the Sundae Girls.


In alphabetical order, they are:






Please join us in giving these five ladies a warm welcome!  Check out their individual blogs for more of their outstanding creations!


Remember to check back tomorrow for last week's winner and top three!

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Paper Sundaes #28 - Back to School

Happy Sunday!  Welcome to Paper Sundaes Challenge #28 sponsored by our regular monthly sponsor Simon Says Stamp!  Be sure to play along for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate to their store.

Simon Says Stamp has over 100,000 items in stock. They have all of the latest releases from Magnolia, Whiff of Joy, Tim Holtz, Spellbinders, Copic and so much more! With free shipping for all International orders over $175 and USA Orders over $70, it’s a great time to shop with Simon Says Stamp.

As school supplies are appearing on store shelves, our challenge theme this week is 'Back to School'! 

Danielle has this wonderful list of suggestions for different 'Back to School' projects/ideas:

1. Make your own ruler (a rectangle with tick marks for measurement) and have an image sitting on it.

2. If you have a cricut perhaps you have an apple you can cut out and then put an image in front of it.

3. It doesn't have to be traditional school...it could be Music Teachers, School Clubs, Sports Teams and the sentiment could be Welcome Back or something similar.

4. Who says it has to be for your kids teacher? Pretend (or maybe you really do) you have a friend who is a teacher...make her a "the countdown is on" card for the end of her summer vacation.

5. I know most of us have alphabet stamps...use them to make a stamped background, like I did on this card

6. Matte some black paper with brown and you've got an instant blackboard...you can even hand write your message...then you can just put an image beside it.

7. Rather than a card, what about a little goodie box for the teacher? Use an image on the outside of the box and you can fill it with teacher goodies...I know there are a million "teacher survival kit" recipes out there.

Inspiration from our Sundae Girls:







Danielle



We're happy to have Kristina and Shanna  joining us again in this week's challenge!  Please stop by their blogs and leave them some love!


Our first design team call is now closed.  Check out all the wonderful applicants of our DT call, read our post here!  We will be contacting individuals over the next couple days - Stay tuned for our DT announcement Tuesday!


Back to the challenge:
Entry rules include that card creations must be new, linked back to the challenge, and the link posted must link directly to the cardMaximum two entries per person please however you may combine our challenge with others to a maximum of ten challenges.  Please use widget below to link to your card.  If the widget is missing, please use the comment section to add your link.  When uploading your card to Splitcoast Stampers, please use the label PSC28.  Challenge closes at 11:59 pm EST Saturday, July 31st.

Each challenge we will select the Top Three winners who are invited to post our Top Three badge on their site!


Good Luck and Thank you for topping your Sunday with us!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Paper Sundaes #26 Winner and Top Three

We had a record number of participants in our challenge last week - Thank You!  We apologize with the delay in this post, but whew, we had a few entries to try to sort through.  In the end, we settled on four winners instead of three!  In no particular order, the top four from our Lots of Layers challenge are: 


Check out Crissy's amazing tutorial on colouring the dress and hair!

Congratulations to all of this week's top picks, please display our Top Three badge with pride.


And now for our winner...

The winner of the grab bag of Sugar Nellie sweetness, as picked by random.org, is...

#100, Neeti!

Neeti, please contact us using the Contact Me button in the sidebar by midnight, Sunday July 25th.

Paper Sundaes currently has a Design Team call ending in two days, if you are interested, check out our post here!  There are also still 3 days left in our current Make Your Own Flowers challenge, for your chance to win your choice of two Lili of the Valley new Christmas releases!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Paper Sundaes Challenge #27 - Make Your Own Flowers

Happy Sundae!  Welcome to Paper Sundaes Challenge #27 sponsored by Lili of the Valley!  


Lili of the Valley sells the most gorgeous unmounted rubber stamps and die cuts. Here is a quote from them:
At Lili of the Valley, we strive to produce excellent quality products with beautiful designs that enable you to make lovely cards every time, simply and easily. We also pride ourselves on taking care with everything we do to make sure you receive great products, at a good price and as quickly as possible. We hope you agree!
Winner can choose any two of their brand new Christmas stamps!

Lisa from Lili of the Valley has this to add:
Postage worldwide is now only £3.50 and is free over £25! We have some lovely new A5 Stamp sheets which are proving popular and as well as the 18 new Christmas designs released just last week, we have more new Christmas designs out in August .
Our challenge this week is to make your own flowers! There are so many wonderful tutorials on the internet to help you make your own! Here are three of my favorite tutorials, if you need some help:

From Scrapbook Trends Magazine:  Easy Paper Flowers
By Tracy at Eat, Sleep, Stamp:  Make Your Own Flowers
By Wendy at Studio 490:  Grunge Flowers 


Our design team dug through their stash of beloved LOTV stamps and came up with these creations:


Unfortunately this week Paper Sundaes is saying goodbye to four of our Paper Sundaes Girls, Carla, Jenny, Kristina, and Shanna!  Please stop by their blogs and leave them some love!  I know they spent a lot of time visiting all of our participants blogs to leave each of you some love over the past months!


This means that we are looking for some new Sundae girls to come and join us!  To read all the details about our DT call, read our post here!  There's only 5 days left to put your name in!


Back to the challenge:
Entry rules include that card creations must be new, linked back to the challenge, and the link posted must link directly to the cardMaximum two entries per person please however you may combine our challenge with others to a maximum of ten challenges.  Please use widget below to link to your card.  If the widget is missing, please use the comment section to add your link.  When uploading your card to Splitcoast Stampers, please use the label PSC27.  Challenge closes at 11:59 pm EST Saturday, July 24th.

Each challenge we will select the Top Three winners who are invited to post our Top Three badge on their site!


Good Luck and Thank you for topping your Sunday with us!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

DT Call!

Design Team Call Details


Sadly, the Sundae Girls will be saying good-bye to Carla and Jenny after spending six wonderful months together.  We have enjoyed their creations, their support, and the lovely comments they have left for participants.  Best Wishes to Carla and Jenny.


So, we have decided that it is finally time for us to make a design team call!  We are looking for two to three new DT members.  Interested?  Well, here are the details...
- DT members create a card for each Sunday
- DT members are responsible for posting their creations by noon on Saturday (day before) on our private blog
- DT members are allowed to combine their DT card with other challenges
- Challenge details can be provided a month in advance - allowing you to create your card on your schedule
- DT members must comment on half of the entries posted (DT is split into two groups and each group is assigned certain numbers)
- DT term is August 1st to October 31st


We are looking for someone who wants to have fun!  We are not concerned about number of followers but will be looking at how often you post and the quality of your creations.  You do not have to have previous DT experience.


Benefits:
- Have fun with a crazy group of girls
- Occasionaly freebies
- Exposure for your blog
- Motivation to make time for yourself weekly


If you are interested, please post about our DT call on your blog and feature three of your favorite creations including at least two cards.  Link your post below.  DT call closes Friday, July 23rd at 11:59pm.  

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Paper Sundaes #25 Winner and Top Three!

Thank you to all of our participants in last week's White Plus One colour challenge!  It's always so much fun going back at the end of the week and looking at all of your creations again!  After some deliberation, we have again picked the top three:




Congratulations to all of this week's top picks, please display our Top Three badge with pride.


And now for our winner...

The winner of the fantastic $20 gift certificate to Fred She Said digi stamps, as picked by random.org, is...

#42, Germana!

Germana, please contact us using the Contact Me button in the sidebar by midnight, Sunday July 25th.

Paper Sundaes currently has a Design Team call on right now, if you are interested, check out our post here!  There are also still 3 days left in our current Lots of Layers challenge, for your chance to win a grab bag of Sugar Nellie sweetness!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Paper Sundaes Challenge #26 - Lots of Layers

Welcome to Paper Sundaes Challenge #26 sponsored by Sugar Nellie!  Please click here to read the details of our design team call!!  



Sugar Nellie sells the sweetest stamps in Scotland!  The Sugar Nellie stamp lines include Gorjuss Stamps, Home Grown, Kathy Hare Designs, Leanne Ellis Designs, Luca & Nellie, Maggie & Hamish, Simon & Lola, Little Cotton Rabbits, Sweet Art Ebony Honey & Pip, and Mary Hall Designs.  Sugar Nellie has provided a mystery bag of five stamps for one lucky winner! 


Inspiration from the Sundae Girls:    
This week our design team would like to see you stack those papers with our 'Lots of Layers' challenge! 




Kristina


Entry rules include that card creations must be new, linked back to the challenge, and the link posted must link directly to the cardMaximum two entries per person please however you may combine our challenge with others to a maximum of ten challenges.  Please use widget below to link to your card.  If the widget is missing, please use the comment section to add your link.  When uploading your card to Splitcoast Stampers, please use the label PSC26.  Challenge closes at 11:59 pm EST Saturday, July 17th.

Each challenge we will select the Top Three winners who are invited to post our Top Three badge on their site!


Good Luck and Thank you for topping your Sunday with us!

 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Paper Sundaes #24 Winner and Top Three

Thank you all so much for all of the wonderful 'Birthday' entries, they were delightful!  After some deliberation, we have managed to pick a top three:




A big thank you to all of our participants, it is such a pleasure to look back at all of your creations at the end of each week!  Congratulations to all of this week's top picks, please display our Top Three badge with pride.


And now for our winner...

The winner of all four Wags 'n Whiskers digi stamps as used by our design team last week, as picked by random.org, is...


Deonna, please contact us using the Contact Me button in the sidebar by midnight, Sunday July 4th.

We have selected a guest designer from last week's entrants and will be in contact with them via email.  If you would like to be considered for a Guest Designer spot for a future week, don't forget to put GDT after your name in your entry this week!  You still have a few days left to enter this week's White Plus One challenge!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Paper Sundaes Challenge #25

Happy Sundae!  Welcome to Paper Sundaes Challenge #25 sponsored by Fred She Said!  

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Fred She Said sells wonderful digi stamps, digi papers, colored digital images, etc.  Be sure to play along for your chance to win a fantastic $20 gift certificate to their store. 

This week our design team has decided to go with a color challenge:  White Plus One!  What we would like to see is your card to be predominately two colours - white plus one other color of your choice.  White plus the colour of your choice must be the two dominant colours on the project but it may contain splashes of other colours.  Have fun, we can’t wait to see what you come up with!   


Fred She Said kindly gave each of our Design Team members a Fred She Said image to play with, and this is what we created:


Entry rules include that card creations must be new, linked back to the challenge, and the link posted must link directly to the cardMaximum two entries per person please however you may combine our challenge with others to a maximum of ten challenges.  Please use widget below to link to your card.  If the widget is missing, please use the comment section to add your link.  When uploading your card to Splitcoast Stampers, please use the label PSC25.  Challenge closes at 11:59 pm EST Saturday, July 10th.

Each challenge we will select the Top Three winners who are invited to post our Top Three badge on their site!


Good Luck and Thank you for topping your Sunday with us!