Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Challenge #31: Let's Celebrate!

Happy Wednesday!! 

So, before we announce our next challenge let's announce our winners!

The winner for the SLS prize is:
#78. Sari - GRANNE

The winner for the My Besties prize is:

Congratulations!! Here's your PERSONALIZED Winner's badge you may display on your blog. Please use the contact me tab at the top of the page to claim your prizes. You have one week to claim your prizes.


 #52: Aunty Sue - Aunty Sue's Craft Cavern

 #72: Becca - Damsel of Distressed

 #107: Linda K. - For the Love of Cards

 #118: Dewi - Sunday Morning Cards

 #122: Bonnie - Make Time 2 Craft

Congratulations!! Here's your PERSONALIZED  TOP FIVE badges, you may display on your blog. 

Now on to the challenge:

This week's challenge is Let's Celebrate ~ Birthday!!

My Birthday is on Friday so I thought it'd be fun to showcase Birthday cards this week. We have THREE sponsors to help us celebrate! They are:

Prize: $25 Gift Certificate

Here's a bit about our sponsor: set out 6 1/2 years ago to visit all of the card stock manufacturers in the world and offer the best they carry all in one place for an affordable price with no minimum purchase of 25 sheets or more.   PaperTemptress will sell just one sheet if one sheet of that color if that is all you want. offers many variety packages where all papers are colors coordinated which takes all the difficult decisions out of the process. There is card stock at that you just won't find anywhere else.  Instead of free shipping PaperTemptress offers a 15% discount to all customers so you don't even have to meet a minimum dollar amount to get a discount.  PaperTemptress also carries the largest selection of approved Copic Coloring cardstock online including a Copic Sampler package which includes 5 of the most highly recommended copic coloring cardtocks available. stocks all of the Hambly Studio Overlays and Screenprints that were available when Hambly Studio closed their doors. Ribbon including May Art ribbon and embellishments are available too.  

Prize: 3 Digital Images

Here's a bit about our sponsor: 

"Heather Valentin  is  creative ,  award winning,  modern-day  fantasy and  whimsical  artist who has displayed a dynamic and vibrant energy while painting professionally for over 18 years.
She  began to express herself creatively through movement at a very young age. 
For many years she studied dance, being drawn to forms that allowed creative self expression, all the while feeling this constant urge to create with her hands. The canvas is now her dance floor where color, beauty and drama are expressed through her every pencil sketch and  brush stroke. Her  subjects vary from fairies, fantasy, mermaids, vampires, dragons, wildlife, abstract and more. She is one who is inspired in a single moment. Her  dreams, moods and the the unfolding beauty of the world around her is what charts her dance for the day. She is most alive when sketching and painting, creating timeless pieces that reflect her heart and soul. Drawing breathes life into her soul- it enables her to reach out and touch lives. This gives her a place in the world one character and painting at a time.

Heather's  artist portfolio  has  expanded to include such  clients  as   Pepsi, Outback Steakhouse, Nabisco, Zephryhils  and can now be found  at Laguna Art, Third Stone Art Gallery and Sausalito Art Galleries, along with commercial and private collections across 
the globe. "

Prize: 3 Digital Images

Here's a bit about our sponsor: 
"The artist behind The East Wind digital images is known as Unky LaStrange. Unky makes her home in British Columbia, Canada with her wonderful daughter, Aurora, the love of her life and source of much inspiration. She has been creating art since she was a child always allowing it to reflect her interests, humour, and love of all that is quirky. Her unique images run the gamut from the darkly humourous and sometimes creepy through the world of fashion-forward Lucy Loo to the sweet Aurora and Baby Aurora where life and people are good and beautiful. There are images to suit every taste, occasion, or whim at The East Wind ("

Using The Paper Temptress & Aurora Bedtime by The East Wind
Using: The Paper Temptress & Thea Boo's Balloons by Lacy Sunshine

Using: The Paper Temptress & Lizabeth Rockabilly by Lacy Sunshine

Using: The Paper Temptress & Aurora Gift by The East Wind

Using: The Paper Temptress & Lisabeth Rockabilly by Lacy Sunshine

Using: The Paper Temptress & Lucy Loo Arabian Nights by The East Wind

Using: The Paper Temptress & Lucy Loo Flower Goddess by The East Wind

Using Senor Pickles - Lacy Sunshine

Using: Paper Temptress Paper & Lil Lazy Gnome by Lacy Sunshine

Using: The Paper Temptress & Rory & Flamesnort by Lacy Sunshine

Using: The Paper Temptress & Aurora Gift by The East Wind

Using: The Paper Temptress & Rory Let's her Hair Down by Lacy Sunshine

Using: The Paper Temptress & Lucy Loo Arabian Nights by The East Wind

Please be sure to check out the rest of our simple rules for participating HERE.

You have until August 11th to enter! 

Good luck and thanks for joining us today, I can't wait to see all the amazing projects!


  1. I LOVE Wednesdays! I get to see what all you lovely, talented ladies have been up to and I'm never disappointed! Thank you SO much for the honor of choosing my beachy card!

  2. Yay Yay Yay! Thank you so much for the win and your fabulous DT inspirations.

  3. Love your DT Samples. Wonderful sponsors on board this week. Thanks for the "celebrate" challenge.

  4. Thank you for the challenge. Lovely cards by the design team.

  5. Thanks so much for selecting my card as one of your top picks. Congrat's to the other winners as well.

  6. Huge congrats to everyone!

    And thank you so much for my card being one of the winners. Smiles.

    Awesome creations from the DT!

  7. Great challenge and I love all the inspiration from the Design Team! Hugs :-)