Sunday, June 21, 2009

WE HAVE A WINNER... actually two!!

Sorry it took us so long to post these... I was away on vacation and then we had to have a tie breaker vote because you guys are just so fabulous!

Winner #1: Where the Wild Things Are Challenge


Winner #2: The Giving Tree Challenge


Congrats ladies... email me your addresses (
and I will get your prizes out this week.
I'll even toss in a lil' somethin' extra since you had to wait so long!

The Prize for The Velveteen Rabbit Challenge
will be a $20 gift card to
So get those pages, cards, or altered projects done!

Due: July 5th

Also.. wondering if anyone out there makes ATCs? I was considering doing an ATC mini challenge and wanted to know if there would be interest in that. Comment and let me know!


Saturday, June 20, 2009

Challenge #4 --The Velveteen Rabbit

The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams is my all-time favorite children's book....more for it's deeper meaning than it's simple story.
Here's one of my favorite parts:

"Real isn't how you are made," said the Skin Horse. "It's a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real." "Does it hurt?" asked the Rabbit. "Sometimes," said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. "When you are Real you don't mind being hurt." "Does it happen all at once, like being wound up," he asked, "or bit by bit?" "It doesn't happen all at once," said the Skin Horse. "You become. It takes a long time. That's why it doesn't happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand."

For this challenge, please incorporate some soft TEXTURE onto your LO to reflect the texture of the rabbit in the story.
Other than that, it's up to you! Be inspired by the book, the illustrations, the words....

Here are some of the DT's projects to inspire you:

Kimmy was inspired by the velvet texture of the bunny and to remember a childhood toy:

Lou was inspired by the velvet texture of the bunny in the story (velvet flocked paper!) and the theme of "REAL":

Haggith says, "this is a layout about my doll that I used to have. I loved her so much. Journaling: "I have never loved a doll as much as I loved Janneke. She sadly died of a broken arm. My parents thought she was so ugly, but in my mind she is still the prettiest ever! :)"
Haggith - challenge # 4 - the giving tree

Julie faces the challenge of people's misunderstanding her sweet daughter Brooke's port wine stains, and yet always sees the beauty in her precious girl!
Julie T-W

Here's mine! I am always working to "become real":

Please join us for this challenge and link us up to your amazing creations by July 15th!
We'll also have a winner for The Giving Tree challenge soon! EDITED TO ADD: and we'll be announcing the Where The Wild Things Are winner too! Sorry about that, guys! :)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

giving tree continued

Sorry about the delay in getting Kimmy and my pages up. They were both done on time, just not posted. I guess now you know who takes the pictures and emails our pages and such. And she is out of the country. LOL.



Monday, June 1, 2009

Challenge #3!!! The Giving Tree! :):):):):):):)

Hi all....

Julie here...and while Kimmy is having FUN in LONDON, ENGLAND....I am here to give you CHALLENGE #3!!!!! This time its all about the book, "The Giving Tree" by Shel Silverstein...when Kimmy interviewed us for the DT...we had to tell her our FAVE children's book and my choice was this BOOK!!! I loveeeeeeeeeee this book to this day...and I even have a copy of it..right here in front of me on the computer! :):):):):):):)

Soooooooo this challenge is going to have a few things U can chose to do a LO, altered item, or card too....

The color GREEN!
The word GIVING!
Use a tree/leaves image!

Now....U can link up your projects right here until JULY 1st!!!!! And don't forget that U still have until JUNE 15th to get your "WILD" Lo's into us for our previous challenge! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Here is what our AMAZING DT has in store for U this time! :):):):):):):):)





We wil be back on the 16th to announce the winner from our "WILD" challenge!!!! Thanks for stopping by....and can't wait to see what everyone creates! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)