Thursday, July 31, 2008

Week 4 - Sketch Challenge

First of all we would like to Congratulate Giovanna Smith . You are the winner for the fun goodies in last weeks challenge. Please stop by Giovanna's Blog "A Place To Praise & Craft" to see her beautiful card!

This weeks challenge is to use this sketch, provided by Lynda Benden as the basis for your creation! We would LOVE it if you would played along. If you download your cards to Splitcoast, please use "MDC" in the keywords.
Our designers from Mothers & Daughters Creations have been busy creating these samples for everyone to enjoy! For more of their creative work, be sure to check out their blogs.

Card by Lynda Benden - Stamp Act

Card by Jennifer Meyer - Jennifer's Sweet Designs

Card by Maria Levine: Ria Creations

Card By Cindy Haffner: Cindy Haffner's Corner

Tamara McKlveen: Mothers and Daughters Creations - Tam's Page

Linda Boucher: MDC - Linda's Page

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Week 3 - Bo Bunny Paper! (Or, a color challenge!)

Wow, what an exciting turn out for week 2! We got so many entries I'm going to have to come back a little later to let y'all know who won! I HAVE to get this post up - it's already 3:30 here! So, the challenge this week was to use paper from the Bo Bunny line at Mothers and Daughters. Now, as always, we want everyone to be able to play, so if you don't happen to have the Bo Bunny paper, you can do use the color palette from the Beachy Keen line as your challenge!! The SU colors that most closely correspond are: Always Artichoke, Pumpkin Pie, Bliss Blue (or Bordering Blue, or Blue Bayou - there really was no close match for the blue!), Certainly Celery, and So Saffron! So, that's five colors - whew! Check out the awesome design team samples for this week, and stay tuned to view this weeks give away!

Maria Levine, Ria Creations

Cindy Haffner - Cindy Haffner's Corner

Tamara McKlveen - Mothers and Daughters Creations - Tam's Page

Wow, some beautiful work by some talented designers! Thank you all!

Now, onto the goodies! This week we have another give away - in honor of the Bo Bunny challenge, I thought we should have a Bo Bunny prize! If you create a card for this weeks challenge and post it in the comment section here, you can win these goodies:

The prize includes three pieces of the dot paper, five pieces of pattern paper from the Beachy Keen line, a pack of rub-ons, a pack of dot-to-dot ribbon, and a pack of dot-to-dot decorative brads! I hope you enjoy the challenge - can't wait to see all your beautiful creations! Thanks for visiting!

*****UPDATE****WE HAVE A WINNER!******
OK, I was finally able to go through all the entries from last week! I guess I could have picked the prize earlier - it's completely random as long as you play - I just wanted to go see everyone's creations! So glad I did - everyone did amazing work! A big thanks to everyone who played along. The name chosen out of the hat was.... bunny-zoe, aka Nikki! Check out her awesome card here! Send me your address and I will send you your prize package!! Again, thanks to everyone who played!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Week 2 - A Tool Challenge!

Wow, first let me say I'm so excited about our new little blog and how much easier it makes it for other people to play along with us! Thank you so much to everyone who played! This morning I put everyone's names into a cup and pulled out Stephanie's name! Whoo hoo - Stephanie wins last weeks prize package!! (Be sure to pm me with your address!) Check out her awesome giraffe card!

This week our hostess Lynda came up with another exciting topic - a tool challenge! I don't know that I've ever seen this done except as part of a limited supply challenge or something, so what a fun topic! The challenge this week is to use Nestabilities dies! Now, we're not sticklers here, so if you don't have Nestabilities die cuts, you can still play - you can use shape punches, scallop punches, circle cutters - whatever you have that will approximate the look! Check out Lynda's exciting sample:

Lynda Benden - Stamp Act

For those who might not be familiar with Nestabilities, the ovals around the mustang are the Nestabilities. Look at how Lynda used the Nestabilities to frame that gorgeous face - awesome card!

And here are the design team samples:

Maria Levine - Ria Creations

This little note card set is SO adorable - and piece standing up is a little holder - how creative is Maria??

Cindy Haffner - Cindy Haffner's Corner

What an adorable card!! The sentiment just kills me!

Jennifer Meyer - Sweet Treat Designs

Another beautiful mustang card - I think the Daisy Bucket paper is fabulous with that face!!

Linda Boucher - Mothers and Daughters Creations Mom's Page

Mom made these beautiful pages with our new paper from Kaiser Craft - goes great with these pictures from the Sea Turtle rescue facility we visited in Florida!

Tamara McKlveen - Mothers and Daughters Creations - Tamara's Page

My creation is a Christmas tree ornament - I totally stole the basic idea from a Basic Grey ornament pack but I used the scallop edged circles!

To keep things rolling happily along, we're offering another prize pack this well!

This weeks prize package includes two stamp packs from Scenic Route, Elastic Trim from Paper Salon, one 6x6 Archaic Paper Pad, an alterable album from Crafty Secrets, and some paper flowers from Prima! Can't wait to see what everyone comes up with - have a great week!

Thursday, July 10, 2008


Hello and Welcome to the Mothers and Daughters Creations Challenge Blog! We are so excited to introduce this blog to make it easier for everyone to play along with our challenges. (Big thanks to Jennifer, who really did a lot of work pulling this together!) Every Thursday we will post a new challenge along with samples from our talented design team. And, to make it even more exciting, there will be lots of prizes!

Our first challenge hostess is Lynda Benden. This week, Lynda has created a fun sketch challenge! Here is the sketch:

And have a look at Lynda's beautiful sample:

And here are the awesome samples from our design team:

Cindy Haffner:

Jennifer Meyer:

Maria Levine made three - wow!:

Linda Boucher:

Tamara McKlveen:

We hope you will have a little time to play along this week. You DON'T have to use Mothers and Daughters product, although it would be great if you could! All you need to do is link your entry to a comment here. If you upload to Splitcoast, you can use keyword MDC. Oh, and did I say something about prizes??? This week everyone who plays the challenge will be entered into a drawing for these Fabulous Prizes used in our sample cards this week:

The prize package includes one set of Perfect Pearls, one 6x6 pack of sei Jolie Chocolat paper, the Serendipity stamp Lynda used on her card, the penguin stamp that Maria used, the giraffe stamp that Cindy used, and a little table top trash bin from Croppin' Companion - how cool is that? Hope you guys enjoy playing and can't wait to see what you come up with! And, if you get a chance, take a quick trip over to the store - we're having a 10% off everything sale!!