Friday, July 1, 2011

I Spy... New Challenges, Magazine Publishment, Mini Prize and More

This post might be longer than usual but I wanted to get it all in one go :)

Well first thing first, Happy Friday!! The holiday weekend is here and it is time to start up the grills (hopefully I will be doing that soon enough)

Simply Betty Challenges are back after a month of hiatus. This weeks challenge is an easy one, create for a child (card, treat bag, gift card holder, etc.) Since I'm not on the card team, I sat this week out. However, I decided to be a guest dt for The Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog. Why you may ask? Well, because Betty is sponsoring this weeks challenge and the prize is a good one... The whole collection of Jude and the Rockers in digi form (the only time she will be offering them as digis).

So if you want a chance to win the whole line, pop on over to the Fussy and Fancy blog and play along. Plus, this week is a simple one, just follow the sketch provided by Graphicat Designs. Here is my take on the sketch. I used Bonnie from the Funky Pirate line at Simply Betty Stamps. Isn't she a doll? I just love her stance which led me to use my "I Spy" sentiment. I just thought it went so well. Lol! I might be the only one but whatevs, hehehe. (I'm submitting this to the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge - Word)

Today is July 1st, which also means a new issue of Gingerscraps Street Magazine. This month I jumped down the Rabbit Hole and wrote about a subject I just love (and I'm certain I'm not alone). Check out who is published this month, you will definitely see some major eye candy.

As an incentive to hop on over to read my article, I created a little game for you. I made this collage of the published pieces for this month and numbered them. Your mission is to figure out who belongs to what number. Once you are done reading, come back here and leave me a comment with your thoughts and answers. Then on Tuesday, I'll pick a random winner and send you off a small prize pack (will include: dcwv mat stacks, Alice in Wonderland jolee stickers and some other items.) Click HERE to head on over to the Crafty Boutique (my article).

Image - Wonderland digi set from The Greeting Farm
And since I'm in Wonderland mood, why not create a card and play along with a few other challenge blogs. Ill be playing along with:
Anyone For Anya - Follow the Sketch (I flipped the sketch to the side)
The Octopode Factory - Alice in Wonderland 

A few other rambles before Blogger gets me...
- Previews end today for Jude and the Rockers, but it is also Release day! Yay!! So head on over to Simply Betty Stamps to get one of her awesome sale codes. She also has some Echo Park paper on sale for half off. Now where are you going to find EP Paper for less than 50 cents.
- Don't forget to give my girl, Kristal, some love over at Getting Cricky and at her store KAndrew Designs.
- This Sunday begins a new chapter at The Altered Alice, which means a new month of amazing wonderland projects.

Ok, I think I'm done. Whew!! :)
Thanks for stopping by/commenting.
Oh yes, one more thing: Come back tomorrow for a fun blog hop full of explosions and a Sweeeeeeeeet prize. Arrrrrggggghhhhhh!!!! lol 


Amy said...

I love both of these cards- one is clever and the other is cute- TFS! :)Amy

DonnaMundinger said...

Darling cards Jess! and thanks so much for including me! Truly an honor! xxD

Bunnyfreak said...

Love your article. There were a great variety of projects. I love that one was even a repurposed home decor item.

1.Wonderland in Alice Colors of Blue and Yellow by Lynne Phelps
2.2 For Tea by Dora Phillips
3.Mad Hatter Tea Party Lamp by Natalie Shaw
4.Hatter’s Hat by Jessica Marin
5.Octopode Hall of Doors Canvas by Lynne Phelps
6.The Quirkiness of Wonderland by Donna Mundinger

Kelly S said...

Love both cards. The pirate girl card has attitude and the Wonderland card is adorable.


Scrappychick said...

whew, that was a lot! Congrats on the publishing...I will try to get over, busy hopping through fellow DT blogs tonight, hehe :) LOVE your Pirate card, she is fabulous!!

Candy C said...

Hello! Your cards are darling! Love the stamped images and how you colorized them. The one you entered for Simon Says Stamp and Show...the pirate girl card is really cute. You did a great job with your design and colors. Thanks for joining us for the challenge. <3 Candy

Ashley said...

Hello Jess! Love the two cards you created, especially the "Greetings from Wonderland". That rabbit is adorable!

After reading your wonderful article, and seeing the card you featured here, I am inspired to try my hand at a "Wonderland"-inspired piece! All of the designers you featured (as well as yourself) captured the whimsy and uniqueness of this story and I enjoyed seeing each and every one of them!

I also decided to take the plunge as well and try to play your matching game ;) Here are my thoughts:

1 - Wonderland in Alice Colors of Blue and Yellow by Lynne Phelps
2 - Hatter’s Hat by Jessica Marin
3 - Mad Hatter Tea Party Lamp by Natalie Shaw
4 - 2 For Tea by Dora Phillips
5 - Octopode Hall of Doors Canvas by Lynne Phelps
6 - The Quirkiness of Wonderland by Donna Mundinger

Thanks for the opportunity to win!

Ashley "Scrappin' Pink Piglet"

0s0-Pa said...

Very well-done with the card creations! Thanks for posting them to share!
-Jackie Prize Challenges