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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

"Angel" Challenge #2

 Theme: A Child's Birthday

Since Christmas is the birthday of Jesus, I am extending that to birthday cards for children in general. Make a card, layout, ATC (artist trading card) or other project appropriate for celebrating a child's birthday. You may use any colors, but "Happy Birthday", "Birthday Wishes" or similar sentiment must be visible. Again you may use images from any source but if you use stamps from The Angel Company and cite them in your supply list on your blog, you will have an extra entry for the drawing.

The prize this week, determined by, is a package of assorted ribbons.


Be sure to review the Challenge Rules.
This week's challenge will be due Tuesday, December 21st @ 6:00 a.m. US central time.

 Submit your creation on Angel Creative Updates.

Here is my sample for the challenge.
  • Image: The Angel Company - Boyz & Girlz
  • Sentiment: The Angel Company
  • Cardstock: Recollections
  • Pearls: Mark Richards
  • Charm & Heart Brads from stash.
 Last week's winner for the gratitude card is Kateri! While there were only a couple of entries, I am hoping to see more this week.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Reminder - Deadline for First Angel Creative Updates Challenge

Gratitude Challenge

Less than 36 hours left to submit your entry to the First Angel Creative Updates Challenge!

Both of these cards are made with The Angel Company stamps and TAC papers too!  Remember you can use images from any source: stamped, digital or none at all. Let's see some more participation! Submit your cards at angelcreativeupdates. Challenge closes at 6 a.m. (central time) Tuesday, December 14th. New challenge will be posted before noon the same day.

Monday, December 6, 2010

First Angel Creative Updates Challenge

Since Purrfect Sentiments gets more exposure than Angel Creative Updates, I am going to list the challenge on both blogs. You will need to go to Angel Creative Updates to submit your creation.

Before I give you the specifics of the challenge, let's get those pesky rules out of the way.

  • Submission must meet the challenge
  • Must be a new creation: not posted before the day the challenge begins
  • Limit 3 submissions per crafter
  • Link from your post to the Angel Creative Updates blog
  • When prizes are offered, the winner will be chosen by unless otherwise stated
  • If your submission uses an Angel Company stamp and you identify The Angel Company in your supply list with your posting, it will be entered twice in the drawing  I will take care of the extra chance to win (you do not need to double post).

Challenge #1

Theme: Thank You
Must have a sentiment expressing gratitude
Create a new card, tag, bookmark, layout or 3D project 
Upload a photo to the Angel Creative Updates blog using the inlinkz option
Due  Tuesday, December 14th @ 6:00 a.m. U.S. central time


2 chipboard albums
(Use as mini albums or take apart
and use the chipboard shapes individually)

Eventually I will put together a Design Team, but until then, you get my samples. 

  •  Dog/cat image: The Angel Company: Furry Friends
  •  Colored with Copic Markers
  •  Sentiment: The Angel Company: Joyful Notes
  •  Yellow & Green cardstock: Recollections
  •  White cardstock: Georgia Pacific
  •  Tag: Cricut Cartridge Plantin Schoolbook
  •  Crystals: Recollections
  •  Two tone Ribbon: Textured Trios (for Michaels)
  •  Flowered Ribbon: Discount Bin (No name on spool)
I hope to see lots of entries. Enjoy your crafting time!

New Challenges

Angel Creative Updates will be challenging you in the near future! Angel Creative Updates is my other blog, dedicated to The Angel Company products. I am an independent "angel".

As soon as I get myself organized the challenge will be posted. I picked a good time of year to do this didn't I? Check back, I hope to have this rolling by tonight or tomorrow. I hope you will participate and let your friends in on the fun!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Last Present

We have had a tradition in our family - since the kids got older - that one present for each person had a special identifier on it. Some years it has been an ornament. Some years it has been a mini (2-3 inch) teddy bear. But  this item would identify each person's "last present". No one wants the last present they open to be socks or underwear or a gag gift. This made sure that it was a quality present at the finish.

Whether the opening was organized or chaotic, everyone know NOT to open the "last present". Once everyone was down to their "last present" then they were opened by age - oldest to youngest or vice versa. This year we won't all be together at the same time but I am still going to make something to identify the "last present". Now I know that opening them in their homes with the "other side of the families" may mean that it isn't actually last. But I will know that they know that this is the particularly special present from us this year. This year I am making jumbo tags. Here is the first one finished. Only eleven more to go!

The Paper Cutz Challenge this week is to use two different patterned paper to make a card, layout or other project. My materials:
  • Plaid paper from Paper Pizzazz
  • Wordy paper is from Imaginesce
  • Peppermint brad
  • Ornament charm
  • Glittery pipe cleaner
  • Tag was cut using Cricut's Plantin Schoolbook cartridge