Sunday, May 24, 2009

MDCSB32 - Memorial Day Challenge!

Happy Memorial Day everyone! If you are a veteran, Thank You!
Today's Challenge is to use a flag on your project.

Linda Boucher - MDC Linda's Page
Created this page using Paper Salon papers.

Thanks for stopping by - if you get a chance to play please leave us a comment and use MDCB32 in you Label.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

MDCC44 - Thursday Card Challenge

This weeks card challenge is to use a popped up or layered image! Our design team has created some inspiring cards for you to view below - look and enjoy - play along if you can - be sure to check out the red-white & blue special in the MDC store this weekend!

Melissa Earnest - MME Designs
created this adoreable card using the
Stamp A Vie
stamp (Who Who There) as her popped up image.

Giovana Smith - A Place To Praise and Craft used Imaginisce Paper and an Imaginisce Stamp from the Baby Powder collection on this cute baby card
Be sure to check out the designers blogs for details on these beautiful creations. To play along please leave a comment here with a link to your creation using the Label MDCC44 Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Art Inspiration - MDCSB31

This weeks challenge at MDC is an Art Inspiration

Melita created this lovely page using paper from Magenta.

Melita Chow - By His Grace

Mia used BoBunny, Kaiser Craft and Daisy Bucket Papers with Prima flowers and a gems from Kaiser Craft. Be sure to check out her blog to see her inspiration for this cute page.

Mia Montalvan-Castrillo - Scrappin' Mama Mia!

At the end of our Blog Roll last week we missed a beautiful page created for us by
Robin. Robin used Best Creations and Kaiser Craft papers in her design.

Robin Wade - Creating Memories

We hope you have enjoyed viewing the inspiring pages from our design team. If you would like to play along, please leave a comment below with a link to your creation and the Tag - MDCSB31. Thanks for being with us today!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Dotts . . . Dots . . . Dots

Hi everyone - todays challenge was to use Polka Dots on your card!

Kathryn and Leah have created some samples for you below

Kathryn Heflin
Kathryn used Daisy Bucket paper in her design

Leah Cornelius
Leah used Kaiser Craft papers in her design

If you would like to play along with the challenge, please leave a comment with a link to your design and use the label MDCC43. And remember, tomorrow, May 16 is the deadine for entries in last weeks Blog Roll. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Thank You & Happy Mother's Day

We would like to express our sincere thanks to all of our design team members who participated in our First Annual Mothers and Daughters Creations Traditions Blog Roll! A special thanks to Cathy for creating and organizing everything for us. Due to the flu both Cathy and her computer had this past week, some of Cathy's posts are still being added, be sure to stop by her blog for the latest!

Thanks also to those participants who have already entered the contests. We are so impressed with the lovely projects that have been created and can't wait to see all of the participants takes!

Giovana has created a recap for us on her blog - be sure to stop there for an easy starting point so you won't miss out on any of the tutorials or blog candy give aways. Remember you have until 12 Noon Eastern Standard Time on May 16th, to complete your projects and get them in. You can leave your comment at the end of this post for any of the contests - be sure to leave a link to your project.

We hope everyone enjoyed this Roll, we sure did! Have a wonderful Mother's Day and if you happen to find yourself with some time to shop, we are offering 2 specials in the MDC Store today - FREE Shipping on all orders over $50.00 Mother's Day only - Also beginning today and running through Memorial Day - purchase any one (1) item with a flag (or parts of a flag) on it and your Entire Order is 25% off! (Use code FLAG25 at checkout to receive the discount)Happy Shopping!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Blog Roll Day 10 - Special Memories

As we roll to the end of our Mothers and Daughters Traditions Blog Roll, we are offering our final chance to win some blog candy! Today's candy comes in the shape of a hand made bouquet of flowers, created by our resident floral expert, Cathy. In keeping with the tradition of the blog roll, you should begin your journey today with Mia who is today's challenge host. Today Mia will be explaining the last part of the Fabulous Floral Extravaganza and how you can win the gorgeous antique china piece that was the inspiration for Cathy's floral projects. Laurie will show you even more projects to inspire your own designs.

We would love to her about your special memories of mothers, grandmothers, aunts and other special women in you lives and hope you'll share them with us. Giovana shares some special memories and photographs on her blog, be sure to stop there on your journey today.

Thanks for stopping by today, be sure to stop in tomorrow for a recap of our First Annual Blog Roll and a special offer from the MDC Store!

Blog Roll Day 9 Handmade Touches...

Welcome to day 9 of the Mothers and Daughters Traditions Blog roll and yes, another opportunity for some yummy blog candy. Need a little something extra you can make yourself to add a homemade touch to Mom's gift for Sunday? If you are looking for a beautiful but simple project, visit Dawn for a fabulous challenge and some great ideas for quick projects you can make from things you have on hand. Leah and Kathryn have also joined in with samples so drop by their blogs for even more inspiration.

Speaking of inspiration, are you having trouble finding the right greeting or poem for your cards? Check out the second post on Kathryn's blog - she complied a list of links where you can find great poems, quotes, and sentiments to use.

Don't forget, all you need to do to play is post a link to a picture of your handmade creation on Dawn's blog - you have until May 16th to play all the challenges! Have a wonderful day!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Blog Roll Day 8 - A Bouquet Day

Today is the regular Thursday Card Challenge at Mothers and Daughters and our blog roll continues with a special treat.

Today Giovana is hosting the challenge so hurry on over to her blog for all the challenge details, some sweet blog candy, and a stunning card to inspire you. Leah, Melissa, and Melita have also created beautiful samples for this challenge so be sure to drop by and check them out!

To play, just post a comment on Giovana's blog with a link to your challenge submission. You have until May 16th to play! Be sure to meet us back here tomorrow and you'll find another challenge and another chance to win a special treat! Have a great day!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Blog Roll Day 7 - A Recipe for Fun...

Good morning and welcome to day 7 of our Mothers and Daughters Traditions blog roll! Our design team has been coming up with some beautiful projects to inspire you for Mothers Day and beyond... we hope you're enjoying them!

Today we're moving into the kitchen for some heartwarming recipe card ideas! Our hostess for today is Melissa and she's come up with a simple but beautiful idea for housing a themed group of recipe cards. Then move on to Robin's blog to see her idea for a cute quick reference book for her family's favorite recipes. To play along, just post a comment on Melissa's blog with a link to your recipe card and you could win some cute blog candy!!

Leah also did a little write up today on some sweet handmade flowers and embellishments to decorate cards or 3-d projects, so be sure to take a stroll over to her blog!

Thanks for stopping in today and be sure to stop in to see what we've cooked up for you tomorrow!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Day 6 of the Mothers and Daughters Traditions Blogroll... ATC's!

Hello and welcome back to the Mothers and Daughters Traditions blog roll!

Today our challenge is to make an ATC card! This challenge is being hosted by Leah and you definitely want to check out her blog and her super cute sample! Now here at MDC we have a resident expert on ATC's, Cathy Weider. Cathy AND her computer have both been sick, so she hasn't been able to get her post up, but you can still visit Cathy's blog to check out two awesome tutorials on making ATC cards, here and here. We love Cathy's work and we're sad she couldn't be with us today, but we just happen to have a beautiful ATC swap card created by Cathy and sent to us during an Design Team swap a few weeks back:

Giovana is also not feeling well today - we thought we'd try to cheer her up by posting the beautiful sample she made for our swap as well:

They're both so sweet! Sending warm chicken soup hugs to both ladies and hope they are feeling better soon!

To continue on with the blog roll, visit Tamara's blog to learn about using ATC's as part of your scrapbooking!

We hope you have time to play along and create your own ATC! Cathy has put together a mini ATC treasure chest to go out as today's blog candy but you have to play to win! All you need to do is create an ATC (and if possible use one on a scrapbook page!) and then leave a comment on Leah's blog with a link to your creation! You have until May 16th to complete all the blog roll challenges, so make sure to scroll back and find any that you missed!

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Mothers & Daughters Traditions - Blog Roll Day 5

Mother's Day is a time for us to reflect back on the special women in our lives - mother, grandmother, daughter, mother-in-law, aunt, cousin, mentor friend. Today's special Mothers and Daughters Traditions Blog roll challenge is being hosted by Melita on her blog. Join Melita in making a special scrap page to honor and remember a special woman in you life. Visit her blog for some wonderful ideas and a chance to win some blog candy - Cathy has put together a collection of vintage borders and embellishments to give away today that says traditions. Laurie and Mia have also posted pages on their blogs, so visit them for even more inspiration and more chances to win today's vintage blog candy!

Then, visit Tamara's blog for our second challenge of the day. Old family pictures often have a vintage feel and what better way to highlight them than with vintage styled borders, embellishments, mats, and frames. Tamara takes you through the process of making some wonderful designs for your own scrap book and is offering some gorgeous "vintage" style blog candy as well. Need more ideas for vintage themed designs? Check out the samples for this challenge made by Leah and Robin.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Blog Roll Day 4 - Table Decorations

The Mothers and Daughters Traditions Blog Roll continues today with a challenge hosted by Maria! Make your Mothers Day celebration extra special with handmade place settings and table decorations... Visit Maria's blog for all the details and a chance to win some glitzy blog candy (think Spring Bling!!)

Robin and Giovana have also made lovely samples for this challenge, so be sure to drop by their blogs for some more great ideas!

In honor of National Scrapbook Day, everything over at the store is 35% off this weekend - all you have to do is enter code NSD2009 at checkout! Happy creating and have a fabulous day!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Blog Roll Day 3 - Wrapping, Packing, and a Little Something Special

Moving in to day three of our Mothers and Daughters Traditions First Annual Blog Roll (woo hoo!) brings two challenges today and two chances to win a wonderful handmade treasure box!

Visit Cathy's blog for some innovative ways to do really special things with hand made boxes and gift bags. She's posting templates and a detailed tutorial for Part 1 of our Fabuous Floral Three Part Challenge. And, if you need a last minute gift idea to go IN your boxes and bags, visit Katheryn's blog!

Leah, Dawn, and Giovana have made some gorgeous samples for these challenges so make sure you roll over to their blogs to check out their samples!!

Friday, May 1, 2009

Blog Roll Day 2 - Special Pages for Moms...

I grew up in a family with lots of mothers. I had my mom, my grandmothers and my great-grandmothers. We all lived near each other and usually celebrated Mother's Day with a large family get together. It wasn't until I began scrapbooking that I realized how much I had learned and benefited from having so many "mothers" in my life.

The hardest thing for me to do when papercrafting is to find the right words to add to my project. I have pictures and tons of paper to go with them, but what should I say? I thought it might be helpful to have a collection of Mother's Day ideas close at hand, so here is a link to a free special download we have added to our webstore. There are two pages of clippable quotes that you can use as title ideas, journaling prompts, or card sentiments - we hope you enjoy them!

And to continue with the crafting fun for day two of our blog roll, we also have a special scrapbooking challenge for today - a beautiful sketch brought to us by Robin Wade. Be sure to hop on over to Robin's blog to play along and upload your page to be entered into a drawing to win a Crafty Secrets mini album! Then bounce over to Laurie and Melita's blogs to see the pages they created to go with Robin's sketch - you won't want to miss them!!

Thanks for stopping in today and be sure to hop back in tomorrow - we have more two great new challenges for you along with more chances to win free stuff!!