Sunday, January 30, 2011

Paper Sundaes Challenge #54: Valentine's, and a sad goodbye

Happy Sunday!  Welcome to Paper Sundaes Challenge #54 sponsored by our new sponsor,  Pink Cat Studio.  Be sure to play along for your chance to win 5 free digis of your choice from their store!

Pink Cat Studio is all about offering fun and whimsical stamps to inspire your creativity. They have a huge selection of super cute digi and rubber stamps to choose from and they add more each week. Owner and artist Melissa started PCS in 2005 and over the years nothing has excited and inspired her more than to see your creations with her stamps. Melissa’s goal is to continue to delight & surprise you with her designs. Stop by the studio today and get in on the fun!

Our theme this week is Valentine's!  That should be nice and easy at this time of year.  :)

Inspiration from our Sundae Girls, starting with our Guest DT from Pink Cat Studio:

Jane (who made 2 beautiful creations for us!)

Christine







Tracy is away this week!

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 three 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 PSC54.  Challenge closes at 11:59 pm EST Saturday, February 5th.

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!

A special note from Christine & Shana:

We have some sad news today... this week is Gloria's last week with us.  I hope you will stop by her blog and leave her some love!  It takes some dedication on our DT's part to visit all of your blogs and leave comments.  Thank you, Gloria, for being a wonderful team-mate!  It's been a pleasure getting to know you, and all of your creations have been beautiful!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Birthday Celebration Winners and Top Three

Thank you to all our fabulous participants who helped to make our Birthday Celebration a success!  We have a long list of winners, so please grab yourself a tea or coffee and make yourself comfortable! 

Winners names are listed directly below each of our Fabulous Sponsors:

Heather Ellis - 3 Digital Images
Marianne's Craftroom - Challenge Winner
 Letraset - ProMarker Winter 5 Set
Whisper - Blog Hop Winner

 Lili of the Valley -- £10.00 Gift Certificate
Heather - Challenge Winner

2 - $25 Scholarships for Spring Semester
Melissa Bove - Blog Hop Winner
Katarina - Challenge Winner

$15 Gift Certificate
Cndn Stamper - Blog Hop Winner

Pink Cat Studio - 5 Digital Images
Caroline - Blog Hop Winner

Photobucket
Simon Says Stamp
Helen's Craft Haven - Challenge Winner

Stamp & Create
Emily Keaton - Challenge Winner

Tickled Pink - 2 Digital Stamps
Margreet - Blog Hop Winner


Tiiti - Blog Hop Winner

We have more winners on the following blogs:

Pattie - AuntBeesPickles (Sarah Taylor)
Lisa - Netty
Karina - Cassie
Gloria - Kylie
Fiona - Corry and Shana
Danielle - dbennet (Dawn)
Crystal - dmbennett (Dawn)
Shana  - newfiecrafter (Marilyn)
Christine - Marilyn Webb

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Birthday Celebration Challenge!  We had a wonderful 129 entries last week. In no particular order, here are our top 3 picks!
#55 - Renata


#73 - Shelby


#111 - Lisa Kind


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


Challenge Winners and Paper Sundaes Blog Hop Winners please contact us using the Contact Me button in the sidebar by Sunday, January 30th!  Winners from our DT blogs please visit the individual blogs.

Remember that you have until Saturday night to enter our 'De-Stressing Challenge' for your chance to win a $15 gift certificate to Simon Says Stamp!

Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes!

Shana, Christine & our Paper Sundaes team

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Paper Sundaes Challenge #53

Happy Sunday!  Welcome to Paper Sundaes Challenge #53 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.  Please read our special note at the bottom of this post before you leave!

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.

This week we would like you to de-stress your life after the stressful holiday season and use some distressing on your project!  You can ink  or rip your edges, rough them up with scissors or a paper distresser, whatever you feel like!  

Inspiration from our Sundae Girls:









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 three 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 PSC53.  Challenge closes at 11:59 pm EST Saturday, January 29th.

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!


A special note from Christine & Shana:


We have decided to leave our 'Pick your favorite challenge' Birthday  Celebration open until Monday night at midnight EST.  So that gives you two extra days to enter.  You do not need to do the blog hop to enter for the challenge prizes, they each have their own prizes.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Only Two Days Left!

There are only two days left to enter our Birthday Celebration Challenge, and it couldn't be any easier!  You can pick any challenge we've had during the last year:


Technique challenges: Multi-fold Easter or Spring, Paper Piecing, easel, Lots of Layers, Make your own Flowers, Mixed Mediums


Themes: Valentine's, Glittery Spring, Make A Scene, No People, Favorite Book, Summer Fun, Pretty as a Princess, Birthday Cards, Stitching, Metal, From Your Stash, For a Child, Masculine, Pick your Toppings, Cut it Out


Colour challenges, Sketch Challenges, Recipe Challenges and many more!  You can see them all by browsing through our old posts from the menu in the sidebar.


Just remember, a maximum of three entries per person!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Paper Sundaes #51 Winner and Top Three

In case you missed it, this week is Paper Sundaes first birthday!  Be sure to check out our blog hop and challenge for your chance to win one of 11 fantastic prizes!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 'Circles' challenge sponsored by Lili of the Valley!  We had a wonderful 216 entries last week. In no particular order, here are our top 3 picks!

#102 - Kiki

#213 - Angie

#75 - Norma


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


From our 216 participants, Random.org drew number 205, Jan Hunnicutt

Congratulations, Jan!  You have won a £10 voucher from our fantastic new sponsor Lili of the Valley.  Please contact us using the Contact Me button in the sidebar by Sunday, January 23rd!


Remember that you have until Saturday night to enter our 'pick your favorite past challenge' or to hop along our blog hop for your chance to win one of 11 amazing prizes!

Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Sundaes!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Welcome to Our First Birthday Celebration and Blog Hop!

A year ago we asked...

What is your favorite sundae?  Is it piled high with all the fixings and loaded with calories?  Do you treasure every bite only to growl at the scale later?

...and for the past year you have been enjoying your Sundays with us! 

To celebrate, we have put together a birthday blog hop and an extra special challenge.  This week we would like you to show us your favorite challenge from the past year and hop along with us for extra chances to win!

Helping us to celebrate our first birthday are a few of our upcoming sponsors for this year:

Heather Ellis - 3 Digital Images
 Letraset - ProMarker Winter 5 Set

 Lili of the Valley -- £10.00 Gift Certificate

2 - $25 Scholarships for Spring Semester

$15 Gift Certificate

Pink Cat Studio - 5 Digital Images

Photobucket
Simon Says Stamp

Stamp & Create

Tickled Pink - 2 Digital Stamps


Whiff of Joy

To celebrate we're having a blog hop sprinkled with fixings - blog candy fixings! In addition to the candy we have here, some of our design team has candy on their own blogs. Hop along and see how many fixings you can find and check out our team's lovely creations along the way. Leave them some love for all of their work while you're there - and don't forget to pick up your word!

In case you get lost along the way, here is the order of the blog hop:
Wendy
Tracy
Pattie
Lisa
Karina
Gloria
Fiona
Danielle
Crystal
Alica
Shana
Christine
 
and then back here as your final stop, remembering to leave a comment on this post with all the words that you have collected!  Comments are now hidden until the blog hop is over.

Blog hop participants will be eligible to win one of six prizes.  In addition, this week we will be drawing five random winners from our challenge participants!

To qualify for the blog hop you have to:
1. Post a comment on each of the cards along the hop
2. Leave a comment on this post with the words you have collected along the way


Your first stop is Wendy!

You have until Saturday, January 22nd to enter the challenge and finish the blog hop.  Winners will be posted Wednesday, January 26th!  Good Luck!


For the challenge, the regular rules apply:
Entry rules include that card creations must be new, linked back to the challenge, and the link posted must link directly to the card.  Maximum three entries per person please however you may combine our challenge with others to a maximum of ten challenges.

Shana, Christine & our Paper Sundaes team