Thursday, January 29, 2009

MDCC29 - A Sketch Challenge

This weeks challenge was a sketch challenge - Tamara created the sketch with Cathy's help getting it into a file! The sketch is presented at the end of this posting.

Our designers have created some wonderful samples for your viewing pleasure - be sure to visit their blogs for creation details!

Melissa Earnest - MME Designs

Leah Cornelius - Paper Blossoms

As promised the sketch is below . . . If you have a chance to play along please leave us a comment with a link to your design! If uploading to Paper Craft Planet or Split Coast please use Label: MDCC29

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

MDCSB16 - Scrapbook Mondays - A Winter Theme

Good evening scrappy ladies!! It's Monday (OK, a little after, but almost!!) We could not BELIEVE the incredible response we had to last week's challenge - it took quite a while to view them all!! I am always so awed by the awesome talent out there in blogger land - thank you so much to everyone who participated in last week's sketch challenge!! It was so depressing to have to pick just one winner when we want everyone to win, but, rules are rules and pick a winner we did!!

So, without further ado, here is the page submitted by the winner of last week's challenge, CJ:

What a striking page!! CJ, make sure you email me so I can get your stamp set out... and thanks to everyone who played. We SO enjoyed viewing all your creations :)

This week, our challenge to you is to create a winter themed page. Simple enough! Check out our designer's handywork:

Mia Montalvan-Castrillo - Scrappin Mama Mia

Mia used papers from Best Creations and Imaginisce. The ribbon is May Arts, the flower Imaginisce, and the bling swirl is from Prima.

Maria Levine - Ria Creations

Maria used papers from Imaginisce and Melissa Frances.

Melita Chow - By His Grace

Melita made this great pocket page for her seasonal cards using paper from Best Creations and My Little Yellow Bicycle.

If you want to play along, all you need to do is leave us a link to your picture in the comment section of this post. If you have a blog, feel free to direct us to your blog post; if you upload to Papercraft Planet or Splitcoast, please use keyword MDCSB16. It's that simple! One talented scrapper will be featured at the top of next week's post!

Thanks so much for stopping by MDC - we can't wait to see your winter pages!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Thursday's Challenge

Hi Everyone - So Sorry . . . I guess my challenge this week was realizing that YESTERDAY was actually Thursday - not Today! LOL - Because we're late this week, everyone that participates in the challenge gets a FREE Outlines stamp! (Be sure to email us your address when you post your card) Have Fun!

This weeks challenge is a limited supply challenge!

For each card you may: Not use Nestabilities or Cuttlebug. Can use one patterned paper, cardstock, one embellishment, and two stamps, one of which must be a sentiment.

We hope you enjoy the challenge - if you have a chance to play along, please be sure to use the Label MDCC28 when uploading to SplitCoast or Paper Craft Planet and be sure to leave us a comment here with a link!

Our Designers have come up with some fabulous cards below - please check out their blogs for details on their creations.

Dawn Schulte - Dawn's Special Creations

Cathy Wieder - The Seaside Rose Cottage

Leah Cornelius - PaperBlossoms

Kathryn Heflin - My Children My World

Maria Levine - Ria Creations

Monday, January 19, 2009

MDCSB15 - Scrapbook Mondays - Try A Sketch!

Happy Monday scrapbookers!! This is such an exciting week! We are collaborating this week with Julie Bonner over at the 52 sketches...52 weeks blog!! We just love Julie's blog and her beautiful sketches - we use them all the time!!

So, this week if you head over to the 52 sketches blog and upload a project based on this week's sketch, you might win a 12x12 collection pack of Basic Gray Urban Prarie patterned paper and stickers. Then, if you complete our challenge here you have another opportunity to win - the Basic Gray Urban Prarie Wildflowers stamp set to match the paper pack!! Exciting stuff, right?? Here's a look at the stamp set:

Be sure not to miss the beautiful page Julie completed as her sample this week using the Urban Prarie paper... just gorgeous!!

Our challenge this week is pretty simple - we want to see your page based on any of Julie's sketches, past or present! Two rules apply - it needs to be a NEW page, one you have created this week for this challenge. Rule two is that it can't be the same layout you submit at the 52 sketches blog... it can be based on the same sketch if you want, but it has to be a different layout. That's pretty much it! We hope you'll find time to complete both fun challenges this week and maybe win some goodies!!

Check out the awesome layouts our design team created for this week's challenge:

Maria Levine - Ria Creations
Maria used sketch 33 for her layout. The polka dot paper is from Bo Bunny and the other paper and embellishments are from the Melissa Frances Hush A Bye Boy page kit.

Robin Wade - Creating Memories One Moment at a Time
Robin used sketch #2 from the 2009 sketches. She used papers from Imaginisce's Snowy Jo line.

April Dycus
April also used sketch #2 from the 2009 sketches. April used papers and embellishments from Daisy Bucket's Perfect Harmony collection.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!! Make sure you head over to the store to check out the new Twitterpated line from Imaginisce - SUPER cute!!! Have a great week and Happy Creating!!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

MDCC27 - Card Thursdays - Case an MDC Designer!

Hello all! Thanks so much for stopping in - we have a really fun challenge to share today, but first I thought you'd like to see the winning card from last week's challenge, Sarah:

Wow - beautiful job Sarah! Don't forget to email me so I can send out your prize!

This week we thought we'd give everyone a chance to get to know our designers a little better... so this week, you can pick a card made by any of our card design team to case! To play along, post a comment here with a link to the picture of your card, and also leave a link to the designer's card that you cased. It's that simple! If you upload to Splitcoast Stampers or Papercraft Planet, please use keyword MDCC27.

Our designers had fun casing each other this week! Check out their beautiful samples:

Melissa Earnest - MME Designs
Melissa chose to case Kathryn's card, here. Melissa used papers from Bo Bunny and Imaginisce. The froggy image is from Stampavie and the gem is from Kaiser.

Leah Cornelius - Paper Blossoms
Leah chose to case a card from Dawn Knight, here. Leah's version uses a Stampavie stamp for the main image and papers from Imaginisce.

Giovana Smith - A Place to Praise and Craft
Giovana chose to case a card from Maria, here. Giovana also used a Stampavie stamp and papers from Imaginisce, along with some great new bling from Zva Creative.

Dawn Knight - Dawn's Rubber Room
Dawn chose to case a card from Linda, here. Dawn used paper and stamps from Imaginisce.

So which designer are you going to case?? We can't wait to see whose work inspired you... and, of course, with such a special challenge we can't resist giving away another prize! This week's lucky winner will win this great lemonade stamp from Serendipity!

By the way, the beautiful Imaginisce Fairest of Them All paper featured by our designers is on sale this week in the store, so be sure to check it out!

Thanks again for stopping in this week, and don't forget to take some time to design and create!

Monday, January 12, 2009

MDCSB14 - Scrapbook Mondays - Getting to Know You

Good day to you and thanks for stopping by! We thought we'd take this week to let you get to know some of our designers a little better - and we want to know you too, so the challenge this week is getting to know you! The idea was to do a layout about yourself incorporating your name or the letters from your name... check out the fun and unique ways our designers handled the challenge!

Laurie Rodick - Lovin My Life
Laurie used decorative papers from Jenni Bowlin.

Mia Montalvan-Castrillo - Scrappin Mama Mia
Mia used patterned paper from Daisy Bucket's Playful Petals collection, brads and flowers from Imaginisce, rhinestones from Kaiser, and a clear frame from My Little Yellow Bicycle.

Maria Levine - Ria Creations
Maria used papers and embellishments from Imaginisce, and crystal bling from Kaiser.

Melita Chow - By His Grace
Melita used papers, brads, and flowers from Imaginisce, ribbon from May Arts, and bling from Kaiser. Melita also based her layout on a Pencillines sketch found here.

We had so much fun ourselves, reading and learning a little more about our designers - we hope you do too! We'd love for you to play along with us this week, so we can get to know you a little better too!
We have a fun prize to award one lucky player this week - a great pack of buttons from Basic Gray! To play. leave us a comment here with a link to your picture. If you upload to Papercraft Planet or Splitcoast Stampers, please use key words MDCSB14 - we can't wait to see what you come up with!

Before we sign off, we have a couple of extra special layouts from our design team members for previous challenges to share with you! Here is Mia's layout for our MDCSB12 challenge to take out the trash:

And here is Renee's layout for our MDCSB13 challenge to create a page about something new and improved:

Thanks to our fab design team for turning out awesome layouts every week, and thanks to our readers for continuing to support us! Hope you all have a happy and creative week!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

MDCC26 - Card Thursdays - Winter Fun!

Happy Thursday!! We have a great challenge this week, but first I want to take a minute to congratulate last week's winner - Rachel! We loved the beautiful colors in her Holiday thank you card!

Rachel. make sure to email me with your address so I can send out your stamp! We also had this beautiful card submitted by Dawn Knight from our own design team, who sent us this beautiful card when she got back from vacation - thanks Dawn!!

This week we wanted to take a little break after all the holiday madness and take a little time to appreciate winter! So, our challenge this week is to make a fun winter card - no other rules apply! Check out our design team's fun samples:

Leah Cornelius - Paper Blossoms
Leah used papers and a greeting stamp from Imaginisce along with a flower and rhinestone from Zva Creative.

Cathy Wieder - The Seaside Rose Cottage
Cathy used papers and stamps from Imaginisce, ribbon from May Arts, and a button from Basic Grey.

Kathryn Heflin - My Children, My World
Kathryn used a Stampavie stamp and papers from Imaginisce, and ribbon from May Arts.

Maria Levine - Ria Creations
Maria used stamps, paper, and a snowflake embellishment from Imaginisce.

We'd love for you to play along with us this week! One talented player will win this folding pencil cup from Croppin Companion - it folds flat so it's great to carry to crops and stamping parties! To play along, post a comment here with a link to your card... if you upload to Splitcoast stampers or Papercraft Planet, please use keyword MDCC26. Have a wonderful week and make sure you find some time to create!!

Monday, January 5, 2009

MDCSB13 - Scrapbook Monday - New and Improved!

Hello scrapbookers, and welcome to 2009! It seems unreal how fast the years fly by these days - part of it is that all of January is spent recovering from the holidays, I think :)

To start the new year off right, we thought this week would be a great week to showcase things that are new and improved, or things that will be new and improved in the coming year!

At MDC, we plan to make a lot of positive changes! We'll be continuing with our customer appreciation program so that all our repeat customers will start reaping some reward for their loyalty!! We're also bringing in new lines and expanding selections we already have. We'll be bringing back our popular kits, so that one stop shopping and scrapping will be a little easier, and hope to add some on-line classes and tutorials! We can't wait to get started on our new projects!

What else is new and improved? We just got word that Julie Bonner over at 52 weeks 52 sketches has started a brand new community board for her site - you definitely have to check it out! We've really enjoyed using her sketches in the past and can't wait to see what she'll bring to us this year!

I know that personally I have SO many things to improve on, it would be hard to choose just one for a layout - lol!!! I know a biggie for me, though... time management! I hope to bring you a layout on that later in the week.... hehehe....

That's why we have such a talented design team! Check out this awesome weight loss journal page from Robin:

I just love this idea! Way to take something so UNFUN - dieting - and make it a little more fun by scrapping it! Robin used papers from Daisy Bucket's Perfect Harmony collection - awesome job!!
We can't wait to see what you can share with us! Leave us a comment here with a link to your picture; if you upload to Splitcoast Stampers or Papercraft planet please use keyword MDCSB13.

This week, one talented scrapper will win the Arrows stamp set from Scenic Route!! Thanks so much for stopping by today, and make sure you spend the first week of the year creating something fun!