Sunday, February 28, 2010


I thought I had posted something here regarding a hiatus.
I see from the comments people are still reading.

School stress just kind of took over my life and this challenge blog fell to the wayside.
I hope to get it back and running soon!

Leave a comment if you're still around and wanting to play, if there is interest I'll start it up again.

Secret Garden Winner... Ellie! :)
What a gorgeous page!

Email me and I will get your prize out to you.
So sorry you had to wait so long!


Saturday, December 12, 2009

Challenge Extended

Only 4 entries on our Secret Garden challenge so far.
I was waiting to post a winner until we had a few more entries.
So I am extending the deadline for this challenge...until December 31st.

Our next challenge will be posted on the first of January.
Check back then for the Secret Garden Winner and a new Scrap-a-licious challenge!

Saturday, November 7, 2009


The Winner of the Alice & Wonderland Challenge is:

BRAINYBAIRN with this lovely LO!

Remember these still plenty of time to enter the SECRET GARDEN CHALLENGE!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Challenge #8: Secret Garden

It's no secret our newest designer's fave book is Frances Hodgson Burnett's "Secret Garden"

Your challenge this month:
Include PLANTS- leaves OR flowers (either in your photos or in products)
Include a SECRET -hidden journaling or pics, or the word SECRET in your title.

There's also a sketch (you can use it or not) up to you.

Some DT Inspiration...

KIMMY...there are photos and journaling hidden in the pockets.

JULIE... bright and cheerful and full of sunshine like Julie herself!

MANDY.... Love the kitty up the tree and the cute title too!

I hope you can join us! You have until December 3rd to enter.
Winner of the "Alice" challenge will be posted this Friday.

Monday, October 5, 2009


The newest member of our design team: Mandy Dodd/mandysea from Australia! :D

Here's a little bit about Mandy...

My style leans towards a love of Shabby Chic and Vintage, but I love to break out every now and then and do something different!

A bit about her favourite children's book...

I loved the suspense, the drama and the secrets within the story.

It’s an emotional journey within each character as the story develops.

I grew up loving ‘garden rooms,’ tree houses, birds and small animals!!

And it’s still reminiscent and very evident in my garden today!

I don’t think I stuck with any one author –

but rather the theme of nature with my favourite colour being green.

Check out how she ROCKED the Alice challenge!

I love the caterpillar!! He doesn’t say a lot but what he does say is profound to the shrunken Alice who was trying to swallow her anger…

‘Keep your temper’ was his advice.

‘Are you content now’?, then offered Alice two choices and disappeared!

And here is my daughter being the caterpillar……sage advice I think!

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Everyone's favorite cracktastic classic, that had to be written with the help of drugs...
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

You may also choose to draw inspiration for it's sequel : Through the Looking Glass

Some Ideas:
Try to incorporate one or more of the following:
playing cards, chess pieces, hearts, crowns, tea cups, tea kettles, hats, cats, mushrooms, caterpillars, flowers, rabbits, clocks, the color sky blue...

Some quotes:
'Curiouser and curiouser!'

`we're all mad here.'

'shall I never get any older than I am now?'

`Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.'

`Off with her head!'

"Drink me"

"Eat Me"

"I think she's pretty"

"There's no use in going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then."

See what the Design team did with it...

JULIE: inspired by the quote which describes her darling Brooke perfectly.
She's also got tons of flowers, a hat, some light blue, playing cards (a queen even!)
JULIE "I think she's pretty"

BREE: Bree sent this in way back at out DT call. I just loved it so! It's a canvas inspired by Alice. I love the 3D effect of the lace apron!

LOU: She's got playing cards and crowns galore on this pretty page about her sweet niece Kassi.

KIMMY: Inspired by the Jabberwocky poem in Through the Looking Glass. I had to memorize it in high school... still can quote most of it. I wrote the entire poem on the paper that I made myself in the center (using tissue paper/modge podge/ glimmer mist). I also included many elements from the Alice books in a collage around the poem: an illustration of Alice, a Queen of Hearts card, tea cup/tea pot tag w/ the words "drink me" on it, the tag from that Mad Hatter's hat, a cat, some Alice fan art, a crown, a garden, & a clock.

LORI: She used a quote from the book
"There's no use in going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then" and a lot of the same blue as Alice's dress, some flowers, and the word "journey" which is definitely a theme in the book.

Lori--Alice in Wonderland

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH IT? Show us by October 31st for the chance to win a prize!

Winners Post!

I owe some prizes!! How I love these posts!!

For the Horton Challenge: MandySea

& The prize is a spot on out DT if you've got the time! I know you're on several teams already, but we'd love to have you! :D

Sorry these two took so long. I kind of got sucked into the vortex called school.
Plus I was waiting on DT votes. Now I just have to make one trip to the post office.

Random winner for Charlotte's Web: ChrisA

Design Team pick for Charlotte's Web: Peggy!
We love the splattery paint background!

Email me your addy so I can get you your prizes!

I'll be back in a few with the reveal of our next challenge!