Monday, January 15, 2018

January 15, 2018 Reveal Post

Hello there!

It is time for our second challenge of the month, for which we have the added bonus of being able to offer an extra prize, thanks to a third generous sponsor!

A big thank you goes out to Creative Embellishments, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering $25.00 gift certificate to their online store to one lucky participant!

Creative Embellishments is a new family owned company that was created by Michael and Nicolle Kramer. We are a husband and wife team who design and manufacture unique, high quality chipboard, wood and rubber stamp products. It is our mission is to offer fun and inspiring products to bring out your inner creativity that you can add to any project. In the near future we will be expanding into other mediums such as rubber/acrylic stamps and acrylic embellishments.

AND thank you to DCWV, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering a free paper stack of the winner's choice to a second lucky participant!

DCWV is an industry leader in the scrapbooking and paper crafting market. They continually strive to create fabulous and fun trend-forward products for all your paper crafting needs. Whether you are creating a banner for a party, scrapbooking summer adventures, sewing a keepsake bag, or putting together a teacher appreciation gift, they've got you covered!

AND thank you to our NEW sponsor Victoria Marie, who is sponsoring this challenge and offering a free class from the Victoria Maria site to our third winner!

The winner of our sponsored challenge will receive a FREE Victoria Marie Online Classes scrapbook course enrollment! To learn more, head on over to http://www.victoria-marie.thinkific.com for a full listing of classes and course descriptions. You can find Victoria Marie Designs on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and on the Victoria Marie Blog!

Finally, we also want to show you how much we appreciate that you play along with us and share your designs and talent with us so we will be choosing one scrapbooker from each challenge to guest with us at a later date! For example, our chosen scrapbooker from our January 15th challenge challenge will guest for our March 15th challenge!


Now let's get started with the challenge, here is your sketch....


As always we have a guest designer joining us. Please help us welcome Miki Shamada to our challenge!!


I will let Miki tell you a bit about herself....

"Hello, my name is Miki Shimada. I live in Osaka Japan, with my husband, tow sons(17 and 11 year old) and two cats. Elder son doesn’t want any more photos, so I usually scrap the photos of younger son and fur babies. I started scrapbooking about 12 years ago, and still love it! It’s a way to refresh and keep the memories for my family. My style is clean & simple.You can find me on social media here:
Happy crafting!"

Here is Miki's layout based on our sketch.


Thank you for joining us Miki, your page is gorgeous!

Now lets have a look at our gorgeous DT reveals (in alphabetical order!)....

















Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by January 29th at midnight EST to be in the running for one of our prizes! All prizes will be drawn randomly using Random.org to pick a number.

Thank you for visiting, we cannot wait to see what you create!

Laura
xo

Thursday, January 11, 2018

January 1 2018 Challenge Featured Layout #2

Hello, and thanks for joining us for our second featured layout of January. But before we show you this inspirational page that was submitted to our January 1st sketch challenge, we want to recognize our sponsors.

A big thank you to ScrapMatts for sponsoring this challenge. They are offering two large pieces of chipboard to one lucky participant.

ScrapMatts is a place to learn, share ideas and view some great design concepts, while offering Australian Made, Laser Cut Chipboard, original shapes and designs, made to compliment your scrapbooking pages or your card making projects.

AND thank you to SpiegelMom Scraps, who is sponsoring this challenge with the three new-for-January sequin releases and three yards each of the in-stock May Arts burlap string, all for a second lucky participant.

Hi everyone! I'm Jody Spiegelhoff, the proud owner of SpiegelMom Scrap (SMS). I live in Wisconsin, USA with my busy and crazy blended family. I’ve been crafting since childhood, and began stamping and scrapbooking in 2002. Creating has always been my quiet time and firmly believe that taking a little time each day to be creative is so important and good for our souls. I started SMS officially in 2010 and have loved growing my business ever since. I totally love creating unique sequin mixes which are inspired by a variety of things around me; nature, new scrapbook collections, artwork, my daughters and more. You can find SMS on Instagram @Spiegelmom_Scraps, on Facebook, YouTube and the website www.spiegelmomscraps.com. We'd love for you to stop by and check us out! The Sparklers Design Team and I love to read your sweet comments.

Kelly is our featured artist today. The flurry of hearts falling on these lovebirds is just darling. And how clever are those sweet twine hearts? Wowza indeed! :-)


We are so glad you joined us, Kelly. Please grab our "featured" button below and wear it on your blog.


Here's another look at the sketch:



Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by January 29th at midnight EST to be in the running for one of our prizes. All prizes will be drawn randomly using Random.org to pick a number.

Thank you for visiting us today. We hope our sketch inspires you. Be sure to show us what you've made because we love to see your work and hand out prizes.
Janice :-)

Sunday, January 7, 2018

January 1 2018 Challenge Featured Layout #1

Now it's time for our first featured layout of the new year. But before we show you this inspirational page that was submitted to our January 1st sketch challenge, we want to recognize our sponsors.

A big thank you goes out to ScrapMatts for sponsoring this challenge. They are offering two large pieces of chipboard to one lucky participant.

ScrapMatts is a place to learn, share ideas and view some great design concepts, while offering Australian Made, Laser Cut Chipboard, original shapes and designs, made to compliment your scrapbooking pages or your card making projects.

AND thank you to SpiegelMom Scraps, who is sponsoring this challenge with the three new-for-January sequin releases and three yards each of the in-stock May Arts burlap string, all for a second lucky participant.

Hi everyone! I'm Jody Spiegelhoff, the proud owner of SpiegelMom Scrap (SMS). I live in Wisconsin, USA with my busy and crazy blended family. I’ve been crafting since childhood, and began stamping and scrapbooking in 2002. Creating has always been my quiet time and firmly believe that taking a little time each day to be creative is so important and good for our souls. I started SMS officially in 2010 and have loved growing my business ever since. I totally love creating unique sequin mixes which are inspired by a variety of things around me; nature, new scrapbook collections, artwork, my daughters and more. You can find SMS on Instagram @Spiegelmom_Scraps, on Facebook, YouTube and the website www.spiegelmomscraps.com. We'd love for you to stop by and check us out! The Sparklers Design Team and I love to read your sweet comments.

Raechelle is our featured artist today. Such sweetness! A sleeping baby surrounded by soft, pretty colors and fussy-cut flowers is so sweet it gives me a toothache. :-)


We are so glad you joined us, Raechelle. Please grab our "featured" button below and wear it on your blog.


Here's another look at the sketch:



Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by January 29th at midnight EST to be in the running for one of our prizes. All prizes will be drawn randomly using Random.org to pick a number.

Thank you for visiting us today. We hope our sketch inspires you. Be sure to show us what you've made because we love to see your work and hand out prizes.
Janice :-)

Monday, January 1, 2018

January 1 2018 Challenge Reveal

Hello and Happy New Year!! It's time for our very first challenge of 2018! We are super excited to share it with you! As always, we have two fabulous sponsors supporting this challenge.

A big thank you goes out to ScrapMatts, for sponsoring this challenge, they are offering two large pieces of chipboard to one lucky participant!

ScrapMatts is a place to learn, share ideas and view some great design concepts, while offering Australian Made, Laser Cut Chipboard, original shapes and designs, made to compliment your scrapbooking pages or your card making projects.

AND thank you to SpiegelMom Scraps, who are also sponsoring this challenge, offering the three new for January sequin releases and 3 yards of each of the in stock May Arts burlap string to a second lucky participant!

Hi everyone! I'm Jody Spiegelhoff, the proud owner of SpiegelMom Scrap (SMS). I live in Wisconsin, USA with my busy and crazy blended family. I’ve been crafting since childhood, and began stamping and scrapbooking in 2002. Creating has always been my quiet time and firmly believe that taking a little time each day to be creative is so important and good for our souls. I started SMS officially in 2010 and have loved growing my business ever since. I totally love creating unique sequin mixes which are inspired by a variety of things around me; nature, new scrapbook collections, artwork, my daughters and more. You can find SMS on Instagram @Spiegelmom_Scraps, on Facebook, YouTube and the website www.spiegelmomscraps.com. We'd love for you to stop by and check us out! The Sparklers Design Team and I love to read your sweet comments.

ALSO, We want to show you how much we appreciate that you play along with us and share your designs and talent with us so we will be choosing one scrapbooker from each challenge to guest with us at a later date! For example, our chosen scrapbooker from our January 1st challenge will guest for our March 1st challenge!


Now let's get started with the challenge, here is your sketch....


As always we have a guest designer joining us. Please help us welcome Cindy Fortin to our challenge!!


I will let Cindy tell you a bit about herself....

"Hi! My name is Cindy Fortin, also known as Violette in the scrapbooking world, and I’m a French Canadian living in the Greater Montreal area with my husband and our 2 daughters. 

I fell into scrapbooking in 2006. Since the very beginning, my favorite subjects to scrap are our habits and everyday moments. My style is often described as colorful and dynamic, just like my intense and passionate personality! I especially like to use stamps, ink, watercolor, flairs and sequins on my layouts. I also tend to put a lot of layers on my pages (that’s what happen when you’ve hoarded so much scrapbooking stuff that you don’t care anymore whether you see it or not in the end LOL. 

In addition to scrapbooking, I have a strong interest for photography, reading... and pretty shoes!

You can follow my crafty journey here:

Instagram"

Here is Cindy's super gorgeous wintery layout based on our sketch.


Thank you for joining us Cindy!

Now lets have a look at our incredible DT reveals (in alphabetical order!)!  Actually, I thought I may have stumped them with this sketch, but they knocked it out of the park!

 Anne













Please link up your layouts over in the sidebar by January 29th at midnight EST to be in the running for one of our prizes! All prizes will be drawn randomly using Random.org to pick a number.

Thank you for visiting, we cannot wait to see what you create!
Laura
xo