Sunday, August 29, 2010

2010 Christmas Card Challenge Week #39

Greetings everyone!

Wow, we had such great participation last week!  Thanks to all who were able to join us.  Your cards were beautiful!  Now, it's time for another challenge.  This week the challenge is Sparkle & Shine.  What kind of "sparkle and shine" is totally up to you.  We just want to see what you can do with your bling.  Keep in mind that our challenges each week are optional.  Any Christmas card is perfect for any of our challenges.  The idea is to help get your Christmas cards done ahead of time.

Please help me in welcoming our guest designer this week, Marjorie Eno.  Here is a bit about her, in her own words:

Hi! My name is Marjorie and I'm a mother to two darling little princesses and wife to my own prince charming. I'm so excited to be a guest designer for Sparkle's Christmas Card Challenge! I've always loved being creative even when I was in grade school. I drew, sketched, and colored between homework and music practice. As I got closer to high school, music took over and I left art behind. Then, seven years ago a friend got me into scrapbooking when I was pregnant with my first little girl and I've been addicted to papercrafting ever since! After getting into card making and then stamping, I started a blog and have met so many great gals and learned more than I thought possible in just a couple years. I started playing here and there in Sparkle's Christmas challenges from the very beginning, and I love seeing the challenge and snatching inspiration when a Christmasy mood strikes. It's such a delight to get to guest design for the Sparkle & Bling Challenge this week. I hope you enjoy my card!

And here is her beautiful card.

Isn't it lovely?  You can't really tell, but Marjorie says there is lots of glitter in the papers she used.  I'm sure it's much more sparkly in real life.

And here are the rest of the design team's cards.

 




Sure hope you find time to play along this week!  Christmas is almost here!

Please link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation and not just the generic link to your blog. Generic blog links will be disabled or deleted. To get the full url, click the title of your blog post (which will load a page that has just that post on it), then copy and paste the URL. Don't forget to post a comment so we know you added a card!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

2010 Christmas Card Challenge Week #38

Hello and thank you for stopping by! Shanna here bringing you this week's challenge which is Vintage/Retro. This challenge is right up my alley, hope you have some fun with it too!

This week's guest designer is Stephanie Kraft:

I am a stay at home mom to one sweet & sassy 7-year-old girl and wife to a very supportive (and tolerant of my stamping hobby/obsession) husband of 10 years. I started as a scrapbooker and discovered stamping about 5 years ago. I created a blog in September 2008 with the thought that it would motivate me to create artwork more regularly (instead of spending all of my time surfing crafty blogs!). Since then, I rarely go a day without stamping something. I am still a scrapbooker at heart, but right now my passion is making cards and handmade gifts. I also love photography, cooking and spending time with friends and family.

And here is her stunning card....

Here are the cards from the rest of the design team:

Alanna


Peggy


Shanna


Sparkle


Stephanie

Sure hope you find time to play along this week! I know it's only August, but December will be here before you know it. It is never too early to get going on those Christmas/Winter cards!

Please link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation and not just the generic link to your blog. Generic blog links will be disabled or deleted. To get the full url, click the title of your blog post (which will load a page that has just that post on it), then copy and paste the URL. Don't forget to post a comment so we know you added a card!



Sunday, August 15, 2010

2010 Christmas Card Challenge Week #37

Good morning.  It's Alanna here bringing you our challenge this week.  Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sparkle Creations Christmas Card Challenges.  Our challenge this week is to break our your border punches.  They add such a nice aspect to our cards, don't you think?  I'm also happy to introduce our guest designer this week, Danielle.

Here's what Danielle has to say. 

I am Mom to 2 beautiful girls, ages 5 and 7. I have been married for 9 years to my hubby, but we've been together for 16 years. I started scrapbooking after my second daughter was born, although I spent lots of time in college knitting and doing cross stitch. I migrated to cards because I like to be able to see a finished product quickly, and on a good run I can whip out more than one card in an evening.

And here's her gorgeous card.

And here's the rest of the team's wondeful creations using border punches.


Steph


We're excited to see what you come up with!  Please link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation and not just the generic link to your blog. Generic blog links will be disabled or deleted. To get the full url, click the title of your blog post (which will load a page that has just that post on it), then copy and paste the URL. Don't forget to post a comment so we know you added a card!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

2010 Christmas Card Challenge Week #36

Hi everyone!

Welcome to another Christmas Card challenge!  We had such a nice turn out last week.  Thanks so much to all who played along!  I'm happy to announce last weeks winner, thanks to Random.org, is #8 - Happy Days!  Please email me (love4ssm@gmail.com) with your address so we can get your Sparkle Creations stamp out to you.  Congrats!!

For this weeks challenge, we have a color combo for you.  The combo is deep red, black and cream/vanilla.  I think these colors together are so elegant looking.  They also make fantastic Christmas cards, as is evident below.

Our guest designer this week is the wonderfully talented, Kim Burmeister.  Here is a bit about Kim, in her own words:

I have two boys ages 9 and 5 and a wonderful husband, who works hard to allow me to stay at home to raise our boys and stamp. I have been scrapbooking for seven years and stamping for about five of those years. I am a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and have so much fun doing what I love and sharing it with others through my clubs, workshops, classes. I started blogging in May 2007 where I share my passion for stamping, scrapbooking and video tutorials. I am so glad I found a great hobby where I can express myself and build wonderful friendships with other creative people.

And here is her fabulous card.

I love the elves!  Thanks to Kim for graciously providing us with such a beautiful card this week.  And now, here is what the rest of the DT have created.





As always, we're excited to see what you come up with!

Please link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation and not just the generic link to your blog. Generic blog links will be disabled or deleted. To get the full url, click the title of your blog post (which will load a page that has just that post on it), then copy and paste the URL. Don't forget to post a comment so we know you added a card!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

2010 Christmas Card Challenge Week #35

Hi everyone, Peggy here again with this weeks challenge!  This week we want to see you use a non-traditional Christmas image on your cards!

It is also the first challenge of the month and that means it is prize time!  This week's prize is a totally adorable, brand new Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamp!  Good luck!

Our Guest Designer this week is Lori, and this is what she has to say!

My name is Lori and I live in St. Louis with my wonderful husband of 19 years, John, and our three kids ages 16,13 and 12. I've been crafting in some form or another for most of my life. Starting way back with latch hook rugs and paint by numbers when I was a kid. I ventured into counted cross stitch, knitting and finally scrapbooking about 12 years ago. I'm not even sure how it happened but about two years ago I discovered card making and was totally hooked. I started my blog in June 2009. I love participating in challenges, using digi images and coloring with Copics. I'm lucky enough to find time to craft almost every day. I love making Christmas cards and am honored to be a guest designer this week on the Sparkle Creations Christmas Card Challenge!

Here is Lori's beautiful card.


And now the rest of the lovely DT's cards!

 




We can't wait to see what you have to share with us this week!

Please link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation and not just the generic link to your blog. Generic blog links will be disabled or deleted. To get the full url, click the title of your blog post (which will load a page that has just that post on it), then copy and paste the URL. Don't forget to post a comment so we know you added a card!