Wednesday, December 31, 2008

MDCC25 - Card Thursdays - Thanks for the Memories!

Here we are - our very last challenge for 2008! Once again we've had such fun sharing our challenges with you and seeing such incredible creations each week! Thanks to everyone who shared this year's journey with us!

This week our challenge is to create a Holiday thank you card to send to someone special. Our design team made some BEAUTIFUL samples to share with you - check them out:

Cathy Wieder - Seaside Rose Cottage

Cathy's cards were made using Melissa Frances paper, a stamp from Imaginisce, and ribbon from May Arts.

Giovana's cards were made using paper from Best Creations and My Little Yellow Bicycle, along with ribbon from May Arts and liquid pearl from Ranger.

Leah Cornelius - Paper Blossoms

Leah used paper and stamps from Daisy Bucket, and a Stampavie stamp.

Melissa Earnest - Mme Designs

Melissa's card was made using paper from Daisy Bucket and a stamp from Stampavie.

Maria Levine - Ria Creations

Maria used a Serendipity stamp, paper from My Little Yellow Bicycle, and ribbon from May Arts.

A BIG thank you goes out to our talented design team - they do such wonderful work for our store :) And, since it IS the beginning of a new year, we thought it only appropriate to offer a great prize - one lucky winner this week will win the mailbox stamp that Maria used in her card!

To play, just leave us a comment with a link to a picture of your creation! If you upload to Splitcoast Stampers or Papercraft Planet, you can use key word MDCC25.
We hope you have a safe and fun evening tonight, and wish many blessings for you all in 2009!

Monday, December 29, 2008

MDCSB12 - Scrapbook Mondays - Takin Out the Trash

Here it is the last week of 2008! We hope you have some good memories to take with you to 2009 - we sure do. We have enjoyed our first year in business and have met some wonderful and talented people along the way. For this weeks challenge we are going to 'Take out the trash' and make room for new and exciting things to come. To complete the challenge, create a page using leftover scraps, odds and ends, and embellishments. Be sure to leave us a comment with a link to your creation and use the Label MDCSB12 if you upload to Split Coast or Paper Craft Planet. Below are the pages our design team created for you!

Maria Levine - Ria Creations
Maria used Daisy Bucket, Imaginisce, and Hanko scraps to create her page
Have a Happy New Year!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

MDCC24 - Happy Holidays! A Gift for You...

Happy Holidays to you and yours! We're taking the week off here at MDC to spend some time with our family and celebrate, and we also want you to spend time with yours, so there won't be a challenge for our readers. However, as a little holiday gift for you our design team did come up with some fabulous holiday ornaments to share... we hope you enjoy them and have a very special day with your family!

Maria Levine - Ria Creations

Leah Cornelius - Paper Blossoms

Kathryn Heflin - My Children, My World

Monday, December 22, 2008

MDCSB11 - Monday Scrapbooking - Wrap It Up!

Welcome to the Monday Scrapbook challenge at Mothers and Daughters Creations!

I'm sure many of us are struggling to pull the last minute details together for the holidays, so for today's challenge we're going to start to Wrap It Up!! Cover chipboard with paper, use bows to decorate, add ribbons and tags... however you do it, we'd love to see it!

Have a look at the fabulous samples our design team has created:
April Dycus created this sample using paper from SEI, Alpine Frost and chipboard birds from Scenic Route which she covered with SEI paper. She also used a beautiful felt sticker from Prima.

Maria Levine - Ria Creations

Maria used paper from My Little Yellow Bicycle and covered a piece of chipboard from Imaginisce! The cute little mouse is stamped with a stamp by Stampavie.

Robin covered this cute journal with papers from Daisy Bucket - the Playful Petals collection!

Laurie Rodick - Lovin My Life

Laurie used paper from Daisy Bucket's Merry Wishes line and added wrapped pressies to her layout!

Cathy created two pages using Imaginisce papers from the "Fairest of them All", collection and Snag'em Stamps from the "Baby Powder" collection. Note the cute ways she created to close the packages which hide the photos and journaling!

We hope you have enjoyed our designers creations! If you have a chance to play along, please be sure to leave a comment here and use label MDCSB11 if you upload to Split Coast Stampers or PaperCraft Planet.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful holiday!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

MDCC23 - Thursday Cards - Inspiration

Good afternoon everyone! Thanks so much for stopping by MDC! Last week our very own Maria created a fun sketch for everyone to use and I have to say, it looks like everyone had a blast! Check out last week's winning card from CarlzCardz:

I love the way she used negative space for the four square elements of the card - very unique! Congratulations, and please be sure to email me with your address so you can collect your prize!
This week we decided to do an inspiration piece based on the following photograph:

Keep in mind, you don't have to use the colors or be limited in any kind of way - all you have to do is take what inspires you and turn it into a great card! Our design team members did an awesome job as usual! Check out their samples below:

Maria Levine - Ria Creations

Leah Cornelius - Paper Blossoms

Tamara McKlveen - MDC Tamara's Page

We can't wait to see how this picture inspires you! If you want to play along, please post a comment here with a link to your picture or blog. If you upload to splitcoast stampers or papercraft planet, please use key word MDCC23. Again, thanks so much for dropping by - hope you can take some time out of the holiday madness for a little creative fun :) Next week our card challenge will post on Wednesday to allow for the Christmas holiday - hope to see you then!

Monday, December 15, 2008

MDCSB10 - Countdown to Christmas

Hi Everyone! It's Scrapbook Monday at Mothers and Daughters! Today's challenge is to use a list or numbers to count down what's still left to do before Christmas (or the holiday you celebrate)!

For those of you playing along, be sure to leave a comment and a link to your project here, or if uploading to Split Coast Stampers or Paper Craft Planet please use key word MDCSB10!

Our designers have again created some beautiful samples for us this week, which can be viewed below!

Melita Chow - By His Grace

Melita used paper and a Foiled Sticker from My Little Yellow Bicyclel and Best Creations paper.

Mia Montalvan-Castrillo - Scrappin Mama Mia

Mia used papers from the Daisy Bucket Merry Wishes line!

Cathy Weider - The Seaside Rose Cottage

Cathy used papers from Daisy Bucket and stamps from Imaginisce - Blossoms (Loves Me collection) Tree (Fairest of Them All collection) and Flowers (Peeps Sake collection) create and embellish her pages. Be sure to keep watching her blog as she updates her pages with pictures from each day of Chanukah!

Laurie Rodick - Lovin' My Life

Laurie created this cute page for last weeks challenge using papers from Imaginisce, sorry Laurie we missed it!

We hope you can find some time to play along with us during this busy holiday season! Please leave a comment here with a link to your blog or photo upload. If you upload to Splitcoast Stampers or Papercraft planet, please use key word MDCSC10. Thanks so much for stopping by today and have a fabulous week!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

MDCC22 - Card Thursdays - A Sketch Challenge

Good day to you and thanks so much for stopping in! Today is Thursday which means another fun card making challenge! This week our very talented Maria designed a sketch for us to use, but first I wanted to showcase a beautiful card from last weeks shaped card challenge. Here is a beautiful snowflake card by Melissa:

Beautiful job, as always Melissa! Thanks so much for playing along with us here at MDC!
As I mentioned, today's challenge is for all you sketch lovers out there, and this one was created just for you by our very own Maria! (Thanks so much, Maria! I haven't figured out the whole sketch thing yet!) Take a look at the sketch:

And here are the design team samples:

Maria Levine - Ria Creations

Maria used a Serendipity stamp and Merry Wishes paper from Daisy Bucket.

Linda Boucher - MDC Linda's Page

Linda used a Stampavie stamp and paper from Best Creations.

Tamara McKlveen - MDC Tam's Page

Tamara used a Stampavie stamp, paper from Basic Grey, and May Arts ribbon.

We have a sweet little prize for one lucky winner this week - this super cute sentiment stamp from Daisy Bucket:

Make sure you leave us a comment here with a link to your pic; if you upload at Splitcoast Stampers or Papercraft Planet, please use keyword MDC22. I know you are all frantically busy getting your shoppong done, but try to take a break and do something fun for yourself! We can't wait to see your cards!

Monday, December 8, 2008

MDCSB9 - Scrapbook Monday - A Chorus of Carols

Good afternoon and thanks so much for stopping by MDC! This is an exciting week for us - there is a lot to cover so please stay tuned for a great surprise at the end of this post!

First, we would like to showcase a beautiful page submitted to us for last week's sketch challenge by Kristen:

What a beautiful job! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

This week we brought our designers together for an inspiration challenge - the challenge this week is to make a page based on a favorite holiday tune or carol. For those who want to play along, this is not limited to Christmas - please feel free to share a page based on whatever holiday you celebrate :) For several of our designers these are their first layouts as part of the MDC team - we hope you'll join us in congratulating them on their beautiful work!!

April Dycus

April used papers and embellishments from the Imaginisce Snowy Jo collection.

Maria Levine - Ria Creations

Maria used beautiful glittered paper from Best Creations.

Mia Montalvan-Castrillo - Scrappin Mama Mia

Mia used paper and embellishments from My Little Yellow Bicycle's Christmas Magic collection, and ribbon from May Arts.

Renee Griffith - Lasting Memories

Renee used papers from My Little Yellow Bicycle's Christmas Magic collection and Scenic Route.

Robin Wade - Creating Memories One Moment at a Time

Robin used paper from Imaginisce and gems from Kaiser.

Wow, way to go ladies!! We were so excited to open all your emails and revel in the first glimpses of what is to come!

How about a special give away to celebrate our new designers? The first person to leave a comment correctly identifying the songs that inspired our artists will win this beautiful stamp set from Imaginisce:

And now for a special surprise treat - we have a guest designer this week!! You may have seen some of Jennifer's work as she played along with some of our challenges... she is so talented and creative! We were thrilled when she agreed to be our very first guest designer! Here is a little about Jennifer Beason:

Hello everyone, my name is Jennifer. I live in beautiful Florida with my wonderful husband and three kids, Demetrius 17, Jaiden 4 and Jacob 2 1/2.

I was so excited to be asked to be a guest designer for "Mothers and Daughters Creations" this month. Since I found the site back in October I've been playing along with the challenges when I get the chance. It's very cool to be part of the team for a day - Thanks for having me guys!!!

I have been paper crafting for about four years, and love all aspects of it, from scrapbooking and card making, to altering any and everything. I also love to draw and often get to use my designs in my cards and layouts. I have been blessed by being on various design teams and published in magazines such as BHG Holiday Crafts, Cards and Paper Trends. My latest crafting adventure is creating for the Helmar USA design team.

Here is Jennifer's take on our challenge this week:

Jennifer used papers from Daisy Bucket's Merry Wishes line. Wow, what a cute idea - thanks so much for creating with our team this week! Don't forget to include Jennifer's project in your submissio

We hope you will play along with us this week! Be sure to leave a comment here with a link to your creation on your blog... and please use key word MDCSB9 if you upload to Splitcoast Stampers or Paper Craft Planet - happy creating!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

MDCC21 - Card Thursdays - Holiday Shapes and DT WINNERS!!

It's here, it's here! Our card design team search is finally done and we have our winners! I can't wait to share the winners with you... below! (Always save the best for last, right? Anticipation is a good thing!)
I wanted to take a moment to recognize two very special entries from last week's gift card holder challenge... check out these beautiful ideas:

And Leah:

Aren't they gorgeous?? Congratulations to both ladies on their increadible craftsmanship and fun ideas!
OK, now just a little longer before we get to the BIG news... we do have a challenge to share this week! We'd love to see your holiday shaped cards! They can be whatever shape celebrating whatever holiday you and your family celebrate! Look at these beautiful samples from our design team:

Maria Levine - Ria Creations

Giovana used papers from My Little Yellow Bicycle, Melissa Frances, and sei.

Mia Montalvan-Castrillo - Scrappin Mama Mia

Mia used paper and glitter snowflake from Imaginisce and a jeweled brad like one from Zva Creative.

Linda Boucher - MDC Linda's Page

Linda used papers from Imaginisce, a stamp from Daisy Bucket, and Diamond Stickles.

Wow, there was no conferencing and no one made the same shape - I'm impressed :) Thanks to the team for their unique and inspiring designs!!

OK, OK, I know - you are ready!!! Are you really ready? Here they are - the lovely and talented new members of the MDC Card Design Team! I sure an looking forward to sharing their lovely work with you!

Leah Cornelius - Paper Blossoms

Melissa Earnest - MME Designs

Katheryn Heflin - My Children, My World

Dawn Knight - Dawn's Rubber Room

Congratulations to you all!! These talented ladies have been playing along with us for a while and we have so enjoyed their enthusiasm and creativity! We hope you'll take some time to visit their blogs and get to know them! Of course, we still have Maria and Giovana with us - our team wouldn't be complete without them! Thanks so much to everyone who tried out - it was so hard to choose! We'll be having new DT calls in June 2008, so be sure to keep playing along and visiting with us!

Don't forget, we've extended our Thanksgiving sales through the whole week over at the store - including free shipping on orders of $50 or more! Please come on over and see our beautiful new bling from ZVA Creative and our SUPER cute stamps from Stampavie!!

Thanks so much for stopping in - hope you take some time this weekend to get creative!