Saturday, November 26, 2011

Christmas Card Challenges DT Hop and Crafty Contagion Challenge - Leftovers!

Thanks for stopping by! I'm SO excited! Today we're announcing the new Design Team for the first 2012 term at the Christmas Card Challenge blog. We also have some AMAZING new designers, and I can't wait for you to see what they come up with each week. They will begin on the 4th of December.

Now, we're doing this DT announcement a bit different. We have never had a blog hop at the CCC, and decided that we're going to announce everyone via blog hop. Almost like a scavenger hunt to find out who the new designers are. Fun, huh? What does that mean exactly? Well, it starts at the CCC blog, and then you're directed to the next blog, which happens to be all of the new, and some returning, designers blogs.

Along the way, you'll get to know each of the new designers, as they share a project and tell you a bit about themselves. We have a few returning designers, and six new designers, along with 6 new guest designers. Don't forget to leave some blog love for each of them, as there will be one lucky winner of some cool Christmas goodies. I mean, what's a blog hop without some candy, right? :)

I know, this isn't a Christmas card.  It's also my challenge day at the Crafty Contagion, so I'm combining my posts. For our challenge, we bring you a twist on the Thanksgiving holiday: LEFTOVERS! Hopefully you have some stored up in your refrigerator after Thursday's feast, but on a card - use some scraps!

I'm very excited to start our next year of Christmas Card Challenges.  With more time in my design schedule, you will definitely see more of me this year!  It's never too late to start and it's always such a wonderful feeling to have all your card done by the time the holidays sneak up on ya!

Please make sure to check back every Sunday at the CCC blog, as that's when the new challenges are posted. Now, it's time to head over to {Stephanie's blog}.  I hope you all have a great Saturday! Black Friday, I'm doing 20% off all orders $25 in the Sparkle Creations store!  Use the code GIVING for the discount. 


Friday, November 25, 2011

Happy Black Friday Shopping Emily Card

If you know me well, I do ALL of my Christmas shopping today.  It's crazy masses of people, but I usually do pretty well.  Since I just got back from Vegas, I have to work today...but I lucked out with Walmart opening at 10pm yesterday and Target at midnight.  I did some shopping, lol!

Just a reminder that my Black Friday Sale is going on today as well.  It's a great time to stock up on the missing stamps from your collection.  For my newsletter subscribers, don't forget to enter your exclusive sale code to save an additional 10% off!

Click here or above on the Sparkle Creations Store link to start shopping now!  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Monday, November 21, 2011

SCRS Challenge #68 - Team Josh VS Team Oliver and Caroling Josh Card

The new challenge is "Team Oliver" vs. "Team Josh". With Breaking Dawn coming out in theaters, we thought we'd do our own spin on "Team Edward" vs. "Team Jacob"! If you aren't familiar with this, no worries -- please just use either an Oliver or a Josh image on your card or project!

Our challenge is open to all players. Each week a random winner will be chosen, and this week's winner will receive your choice of either Football Josh or Backpack Oliver. In order to qualify for a prize, you must use a Sparkle Creations image on your creation. Most importantly, have fun! We can't wait to see your creations!

Honestly, I don't like Josh any more than Oliver, lol.  Oliver reminds me so much more of my little brother Michael.  But Josh is more urban and hip, like myself.  I'm still trying to work on Christmas cards, so here's another one to the pile.  I did the radial lighting and I love how the 'glow' came out.

Are you ready to play along? To play along in our challenge, please upload a photo of your project to the SCRS gallery. Here is the direct link to entries for this week's challenge: Sparkle Creations Photo Gallery -- SCRS Challenges -- Challenge #68. If you haven't registered yet, it just takes a few seconds to create a login and upload your photo. Deadline for this week's challenge is Sunday, November 27th @ 9 PM PST.

Additionally, if you want to upload to use an online gallery (e.g. Splitcoast), please use the Keyword SparkleCreations (no spaces) so that your card will be included in the SCRS gallery. If you have a Facebook account and are a fan of Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps, you can also upload there. However, please note that contest entries will be pulled only from the SCRS Photo Gallery.
Everyone have a fabulous Tuesday!