Challenge No. 101 - Hip Hexagons ~

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Welcome to Challenge No. 101
I appreciate all of your True blue creations last week and helping me celebrate my 100th Challenge!
Thanks so much to those of you who joined ~

~ Winner and Princess Dragonfly of 

Challenge No. 100 is:

~ Lorraine of Lorraine's Loft ~
Congrats and Cheers Lorraine!!  Your True Blue creativity is certainly written in the stars of this gorgeous mixed media journal page! Grab your Princess Badge from over on the right sidebar and display it proudly. It is well deserved :)

Challenge No. 101 ~ Hip Hexagons

Hexagons are six-sided delights whose strength lies in their versatility.  Whether die-cut, stamped, or part of a patterned paper design I can't wait to see them all, and you could see your way to being the next Princess Dragonfly ~ That's it!
(No back-linking please)

~ The winning entry will be crowned with the title of Princess Dragonfly, and have you and your blog  featured in Challenge No. 102 ~
You can still join and win if you don't have a blog :)

  I hope my Hip Hexagon examples here will inspire
you to join:

Simple Stories/Bloom & Grow Snap Pack

Thank You!



Challenge No. 100!! True Blue ~

Sunday, September 3, 2017

Welcome to Challenge No. 100!
I just loved seeing your Chevron Chic creations last week!
Thanks so much to those of you who joined ~

~ Winner and Princess Dragonfly of 

Challenge No. 99 is:

~ Marina / My Perfect Life ~

Congrats and Cheers Marina!!  Great colors, some awesome chevron stamping, and you look just like her too! Grab your Princess Badge from over on the right sidebar and display it proudly. It is well deserved :)

Challenge No. 100! ~ True Blue

 Wow! Challenge 100 already?  Time flies and this current theme is my way of saying Thank You to those of you who have gone along with me on this ride.

One definition of True Blue is: Unwaveringly loyal or faithful, so consider yourself virtually hugged!

Lower temperatures are on their way, so let's embrace this cool and crisp color.  From navy to royal to baby blue, let's celebrate the many hues of blues, and you could see your way to being the next Princess Dragonfly ~ That's it!
(No back-linking please)

~ The winning entry will be crowned with the title of Princess Dragonfly, and have you and your blog  featured in Challenge No. 101 ~
You can still join and win if you don't have a blog :)

  I hope my True Blue examples here will inspire
you to join in the fun:
Stamps: Unity Stamps/Always Today (cups), and Lean on Me (sentiment)


Stamp Set: Unity Stamps/Steps of Courage

Challenge No. 99 - Chevron Chic ~

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Welcome to Challenge No. 99!
Your bright and beautiful "Keen on Neon" entries from last week brought such a big smile for me!
Thanks so much to those of you who joined ~

~ Winner and Princess Dragonfly of 
Challenge No. 98 is:

~ Leslie / Love to Scrap 2 ~
Congrats Leslie!!  That gorgeous butterfly and perfectly placed dew drops won my heart. Grab your Princess Badge from over on the right sidebar and display it proudly. It is well deserved :) 

Challenge No. 99 ~ Chevron Chic
The chevron stripe has been a trendy favorite for awhile now.  It's so powerful and playful at the same time. Whether big and bold, simple and graphic, or pieced and patterned, incorporating the chevron into your project will help you zigzag your way to Princess Dragonfly ~ That's it!
(No back-linking please)

~ The winning entry will be crowned with the title of Princess Dragonfly, and have you and your blog  featured in Challenge No. 100!!! ~
You can still join and win if you don't have a blog :)

  I hope my chevron chic examples here will inspire
you to join in the fun:
Digital Stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil/It's all in the Accessories;
Sentiment Stamps: Close to My Heart/Get Better (retired)


Stamp Set: Unity Stamps/3 Shrooms

Stamps: Unity Stamps/Cuppa Comfort & August '17 Kit of the Month

Next week it's Challenge No. 100!!  Wowza!!
How should we celebrate?
  Let me know in your comments :)

Thank You!

Challenge No. 98 - Keen On Neon ~

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Welcome to Challenge No. 98!
I just loved the super cute Pucker Up entries from last week!
Thanks so much to those of you who joined ~

~ Winner and Princess Dragonfly of 
Challenge No. 97 is:

~ Betty / Sweet Irene's Inspirations ~

Congrats Betty!!  I just loved this fun summertime lemonade card, especially the pretty scalloped circle layers around the main image. Grab your Princess Badge from over on the right sidebar 
and display it proudly. It is well deserved :) 

Challenge No. 98 ~ Keen On Neon
Bright & bold, fun & flirty, let's explore the nuances of neon! Any type of card goes with some neon colors ~ That's it!
(No back-linking please)

~ The winning entry will be crowned with the title of Princess Dragonfly, and have you and your blog  featured in Challenge No. 99 ~
You can still join and win if you don't have a blog :)

  I hope my examples here will inspire you
 to join in the fun:




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Here are some of the cards I've created with Faith's digital images.  Her creative soul will be greatly missed, but her artwork will live on forever:
 

Thank You!

Challenge No. 97 - Pucker Up! ~

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Welcome to Challenge No. 97!
Your Christmas in July creations were so fun, and so beautiful, all wrapped into one great present for me! Thanks so much to all of you who joined, you don't make it easy to choose just one winner ~

~ Winner and Princess Dragonfly of 
Challenge No. 96 is:
~ Liz - Right Brain Madness ~
Congrats Liz!!  Like I said in my comment to you, this is one of my favorite background techniques, and also a great Unity Stamp of the car that I drive.  It all came together just perfectly! Grab your Princess Badge from over on the right -->

Challenge No. 97 ~ Pucker Up!
Let's all remember what to do when life gives you lemons :)
It is Summertime, and lemons and limes appear in many Summer drinks and recipes. This week just use any type of lemons and/or limes somewhere on your creation ~ That's it!
(No back-linking please)

~ The winning entry will be crowned with the title of Princess Dragonfly, and have you and your blog  featured in Challenge No. 98.
You can still join and win if you don't have a blog :)

  I hope my examples here will inspire you
 to join in the fun:
Stamp Set: Sugar Pea Designs/Pucker Up

Digital Stamp: Mo's Digital Pencil/Lemons

Stamp:  House Mouse/Citrus Punch
Inside Message: Pucker Up

This card was made at a class I took by the actual designer of this die cut set, Debi Adams.  Although I made it, it certainly is not my design, so all of the credit goes back to Debi.
  It was great to meet such a talented gal (I want her job), and this adorable set was sure fun to play with :)

Die Cut Set:
Spellbinders Shapeabilities/Market Fresh-Make Mine Lemon Lime `

Thank You !

Challenge No. 96 - Christmas in July ~

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Welcome to Challenge No. 96!
Your Red, White, and Blue-tiful creations last week were amazing! Thanks so much to those of you who joined :)

~ Winner and Princess Dragonfly of 
Challenge No. 95 is:
~ Cynthia / Stampin' in Alaska ~


Congrats Cynthia!!  Your pretty papers and perfect little latte all worked together so beautifully!
Grab your Princess Badge from over on the right :)

Challenge No. 96 ~
Christmas in July
Time to get a head start on those holiday creations, so show me some of your holly and your jolly ~ That's it!
(No back-linking please)

~ The winning entry will be crowned with the title of Princess Dragonfly, and have your blog and/or bio featured in Challenge No. 97.  (You can still join and win if you don't have a blog.)  I hope my examples here will inspire you to join in the fun:
Stamp Set: Close to My Heart/Surfin' Santa;
Sentiment Stamp: Bo Bunny/Holiday Wishes

Stamp: Photoplay 

Stamps: Unity/Entwined Poinsettia;
Sentiment: Bo Bunny/Holiday Wishes

Thank You !

Challenge No. 95 - Red, White and Blue-tiful! ~

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Welcome to Challenge No. 95!
I just loved seeing all of the awesome paper pieced beauties during the last challenge. Thanks so much to those of you who joined. I appreciate you more than you know!

~ Winner and Princess Dragonfly of 
Challenge No. 94 is:
Deanne - A Little Bit O' Paper ~
Congrats Deanne!!  I just loved this sweet little gal, and your paper piecing is just perfect!  Grab your Princess Badge from over on the right :)

Challenge No. 95 ~
 Red, White & Blue-tiful!
Let's celebrate the beautiful colors that this time of year brings. Any hue of red and blue works ~ That's it!
(No back-linking please)

~ The winning entry will be crowned with the title of Princess Dragonfly, and have your blog and/or bio featured in Challenge No. 96.  (You can still join and win if you don't have a blog.)  I hope my examples here will inspire you to join in the fun:
Stamp Set: Unity Stamps/Hanging in There

Challenge No. 94 - Paper Piecing Palooza! ~

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Welcome to Challenge No. 94!
Thanks so very much to those of you who joined my sketch challenge last week, and for all of your kind comments, thoughts, and ideas. Forgive my little hissy fit, and please know that whether it's only 1 or 50 of you, that I appreciate you joining more than you know!

~ Winner and Princess Dragonfly of 
Challenge No. 93 is:
~ Lisa ~ Life of a BZscapper ~

Congrats Lisa!!
Please contact me at jeannie.thomas@yahoo.com to receive your
 Challenge Winner Blog Badge ~ 

Challenge No. 94 ~ Paper Piecing Palooza
It's pretty much an "Anything Goes" challenge, but include some paper piecing in it. If you've never paper pieced before, click here for a quick tutorial on Splitcoaststampers to follow, and I promise you will have such a good time with it, you'll want to do it again and again. That's it! (No back-linking please)

~ The winning entry will be crowned with the title of Princess Dragonfly, and have your blog and/or bio featured in Challenge No. 95.  (You can still join and win if you don't have a blog.)  I hope my examples here will inspire you to join in the fun:

Stamps: Unity Kit of the Month ~ June 2017
All Products used are from Close to My Heart 

Thank You !

Challenge No. 93 - Gettin' Sketchy ~

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Welcome to Challenge No. 93!
Your creative wine treasures were a real treat to see, and thanks so very much to those who joined!

~ Winner - Challenge No. 92 ~
~ #4 Liz 
Congrats!!
Please contact me at jeannie.thomas@yahoo.com to receive your gift and winning Blog Badge ~ You have until Wednesday, 6/7 :)

Gettin' Sketchy Challenge No. 93:
Anything you'd like to create using this sketch. Flip it, or rotate it in any direction ~ That's it! (No back-linking please)
~ The winning entry will be crowned with the title of Princess Dragonfly, and have your blog and/or bio featured in Challenge No. 94.  (You can still join and win if you don't have a blog.)  I hope my examples here will inspire you to join in the fun:


In case you're wondering, this is the paper pad that I used for all 3 of these cards, which I got from Tuesday Morning:

Hey all you crafty peeps!  I have loved having this blog (since 2007) and have also loved evolving into having this turn into a challenge blog as well, but all of the work that happens to even get to this point is no fun if I'm playing alone. I know everybody is busy and I get that, but I am too. I've gotten some awesome turnouts to many challenges, but lately it seems there just isn't much interest.

I'm reaching out to ask what it is you're looking for; Better prizes/no prizes just recognition? Different themes / tell me what you would like to see as themes?  What would make you want to join today? I'm willing to hang around and keep doing this, but only if you are too.

Please let me know in the comments below, or if you'd like to just email me at jeannie.thomas@yahoo.com that's fine too.
Thank you for your thoughts!
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