Sunday, August 13, 2017

Monthly Challenge #19 - Airy in August {weather related} And Our Last Challenge



Good morning to all of you! Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Just About Time June/July themed challenge. We always enjoy seeing everyone's amazing creations!! If you were not able to join us in June and July, we hope you will join us for our final challenge in August!

Monthly Challenge #19 is Airy In August!! Today we are beginning our final Challenge at Open-Minded Crafting Fun and the theme for our final challenge is Airy In August - All About Weather. We want to see anything with any kind of weather. Let's see what you come up with. Please join us for our final challenge for a fantastic send off!

Please click on the Rules Tab at the Top to read up on the rules!
Deadline: The deadline for this challenge will be midnight on Saturday, September 9th, 2017. Please make sure to link up before then.

Prize and DT Favorite Information: We will randomly draw the winner for our sponsor. The winner will be posted on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 when we will also post the DT Favorites.




Bugaboo Stamps
Prize: 3 Images
Jodie is the artist/owner of Bugaboo Digi Stamps. She is from Canada and has been designing digital stamps for quite some time. She brings us an amazing array of images from the cutest of cute to the grumpiest of grumpy Stella, Gus, Margaret and the Gals. They are certainly a favorite around the crafting community and Bugaboo is always such a generous sponsor. Be sure to stop by the shop as we know you will find whatever you are looking for!


Berni using Ladybug Flower Row



Hanne using Spring Boot



Joanna using Ladybug Flower Row




Karen using Ladybug Flower Row



Lynnpenguin using Ladybug Flower Row



Rebecca using A Kids View Butterflies



Sandy using Spring Elephant I



Traceymo using Spring Elephant I






Thursday, August 10, 2017

August Delayed

August Challenge will be delayed a couple of days. Please stay tuned.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Winners and DT Favorites - Monthly Challenge #17 - Mighty Men in May {boys, men, manly, masculine}



Happy 20th of June everyone! Today we are going to announce the winner and DT Favorites from Monthly Challenge #17 -- Mighty Men of May (boys, men, manly, masculine). And your creations were fantastic as usual! Thank you so much for sharing! Thank you for sharing such beautiful and heartfelt creations with us! Our current challenge, Challenge #18 - Just About Time June will be running for two months, June and July, ending on July 9th. The winners for Challenge #18 will be announced on July 20th.

We would like to extend a HUGE Thank you to our wonderful and generous sponsor for our May 2017 Challenge. You really help to make the Challenges that much better by providing prizes to give to our winners. Please help us thank our wonderful sponsor by dropping by their shop!!






HERE IS YOUR RANDOM DRAWN WINNER:



KennyK Stamps
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:
No. 64 - Darlene Pavlick





NOW FOR OUR DT FAVORITES FOR MONTHLY CHALLENGE #17: {Mighty Men In May (boys, men, manly, masculine)}:

Berni's Pick:

No. 20 - AJ

Berni's Thoughts: The background and coloring of this beauty is superb. Fabulous image and composition. Love everything about this beauty. Nicely done.


Hanne's Pick:

No. 18 - tmd

Hanne's Thoughts: This card is just fabulous! The image is perfect for a male card and I love the colouring. The background papers go perfectly with this image. And I love the finishing touch inside the card!


Joanna's's Pick:

No. 3 - Katrina Bufton

Joanna's Thoughts: All her cards are perfect but my choice is #3. Super male inspiration for students. Great coloring and fabulous background.


Karen's Pick:

No. 59 - Jodie H.

Karen's Thoughts: I love your card. The simple layout brings your focus to the adorable image. The coloring is great. I always have difficulty with masculine cards but you have a winner. Great job!


Kerri's Pick:

No. 40 - Forgotten Scraps

Kerri's Thoughts: I found it so hard to pick a favourite for this challenge as there were so many amazing entries. I have chosen #40 forgotten scraps - I love everything about this card! The layout is great, the choices of paper used are soft but manly and don't overpower the digi used. The colouring on the digi is also superb! A very beautifully put together card. Well done!!


Rebecca's Pick:

No. 2 - Margaret A.

Rebecca's Thoughts: Love the Music theme for the card and the total layout for her card. Although she is using the pre-colored image, but her card just fabulous for our theme this month.


Sandy's Pick:

No. 21 - CarolG

Sandy's Thoughts: Love the fact that you’ve used a partial image. It looks great and shows that you don’t need to have the whole image to make your card pop! Love the use of the star diecuts and the staples on your sentiment. A wonderful “male” card!


Traceymo's Pick:

No. 14 - Janice

Traceymo's Thoughts: A very cool tie card! Great CAS card.


Susan's Pick:

No. 66 - Lovely Linda

Susan's Thoughts: I had such a hard time picking from all of these fantastic creations. I finally decided on Linda's fantastic creation. I love the texture and the coloring. I love that image and how you detailed it. This is so perfect, funny and I just LOVE it!!


Saturday, June 10, 2017

Monthly Challenge #18 - Just About Time In June {time, time pieces, clock faces, etc.}



Good morning to all of you! Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Mighty Men In May themed challenge. We always enjoy seeing everyone's amazing creations!! If you were not able to join us in May, we hope you will join us for June/July in our new challenge.

Monthly Challenge #18 is Just About Time In June and July!! Today we are beginning our June/July Challenge and the theme this next two months is Just About Time. We want to see anything with time, clock faces, etc. Let's see what you come up with. It's the perfect time to be ready for Father's Day again! So, it would be great to see some masculine Father's Day creations with any kind of timepiece. We are combining June and July, so you will have two months to complete this challenge.

Please click on the Rules Tab at the Top to read up on the rules!
Deadline: The deadline for this challenge will be midnight on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017. Please make sure to link up before then.

Prize and DT Favorite Information: We will randomly draw the winner for our sponsor. The winner will be posted on Sunday, August 20th, 2017 when we will also post the DT Favorites.




Star Stampz
Prize: 3 Images
Sarah is the artist and owner behind Star Stampz. Art has been a huge influence in her life and in who she is. She discovered Japanese Anime. It is this style that has renewed her vigor to draw and you can reap the benefits of this with her amazing art! I fell in love with her digital stamps the first time I set eyes on them. And now to see her grow and expand is truly magnificent! Be sure to go by and share the love at her Etsy shop!


Berni using Mad Hatter Chibi



Hanne using Mad Hatter Chibi



Joanna using Fairy Throne



Karen using Fairy Throne



Lynnpenguin using Mad Hatter Chibi



Rebecca using Mad Hatter Chibi



Sandy using Mad Hatter Chibi



Traceymo using Mad Hatter Chibi






Saturday, May 20, 2017

Winners and DT Favorites - Monthly Challenge #16 - Angels In April {angels, faith based or inspirational}



Happy 20th of May everyone! Today we are going to announce the winner and DT Favorites from Monthly Challenge #16 -- Angels In April (angels, faith based or inspirational). And your creations were absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing! Thank you for sharing such beautiful and heartfelt creations with us!

We would like to extend a HUGE Thank you to our wonderful and generous sponsor for our April 2017 Challenge. You really help to make the Challenges that much better by providing prizes to give to our winners. Please help us thank our wonderful sponsor by dropping by their shop!!






HERE IS YOUR RANDOM DRAWN WINNER:



Sweet Stamps.com
Prize: 3 Images
And Our Random.Org Winner is:
No. 7 - Treebug





NOW FOR OUR DT FAVORITES FOR MONTHLY CHALLENGE #16: {Angels In April (angels, faith based or inspirational)}:

Berni's, Kerri's, Sandy's and Traceymo's Pick:

No. 12 - Stampin with Meighan

Berni's Thoughts: This is so beautiful and delicate, just love how she is embraced in prayer. Softly colored brings out the elegance of this beauty.

Kerri's Thoughts: Meighan your card stood out to me. It is beautifully coloured, paired with a simple layout and my favourite colour! Beautiful!!

Sandy's Thoughts: Gorgeous image beautifully coloured in my favourite colour. A simple card design enhanced with punches. Wonderful!

Traceymo's Thoughts: Meighan such a pretty card love the colour combo.


Hanne's and Karen's Pick:

No. 4 - Emily Shroom

Hanne's Thoughts: Emily’s card is absolutely stunning. I love the flying dove and the colours of the card - and the flower flames Emily has created are just fabulous. It must have taken ages to colour all those roses - wow! The sentiment is a perfect finishing touch for this card.

Karen's Thoughts: You have beautiful symbolism in your card...the flowers representing the fire and the intricate dove. It follows our theme of faith based and I am sure will be a treasure for your colleague’s niece. I love the uniqueness of the twisted easel. I am a flower girl myself and your lovely flowers attracted me immediately. Great job Emily!!!


Joanna's's Pick:

No. 1 - Irena's Art

Joanna's Thoughts: I like it very much.I love masking background, fishtail banner with stitching, stamps : sentiment and pear. I like color combo, too.


Lynda's Pick:

No. 5 - Jackie Cornfield

Lynda's Thoughts: How could I not pick your card, I have never seen such stunning coloring, such a rich, classy card.. Simply amazing well done.


Rebecca's Pick:

No. 7 - Treebug

Rebecca's Thoughts: Love the layers that she added on her card and specially love the angel image, so classic and adorable.


Susan's Pick:

No. 11 - Ma-Mi

Susan's Thoughts: These cards are absolutely beautiful. I love the cross and then I LOVE how you used the negatives from the die cut to make the 2nd cross. Brilliant and Beautiful!! I love it! I love the colors you used and the technique is just wonderful! Absolutely stunning creations. I love them!! Thank you so much for sharing them with us!