Saturday, July 31, 2010

Sneaky peek...

Hello, friends!
We're excited to announce, that our first challenge will take place on
THURSDAY, 12th of August

Save the date, 'cause you don't want to miss the fun! Here's a little peek at who our first Muse is...

We've got a sponsor too - Pixie Petals on Etsy! AesaLina from Pixie Petals is generously offering $10 to spend on her fabulous product.
I hope you will join us on 12th!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Welcome our Design Team!

Let me take a moment, to introduce our magnificent Design Team members to you.
These ladies represent great talents & distinctive styles, that will help your creative juices flowing!
Please join me in welcoming:

Hey! I'm Amy Wanford, although my friends and people around Blogland know me as Aimes.

I currently live with my super and very understanding guy, in the city of Sheffield, England. I'm originally from a small market town called Wirksworth, surrounded by the English countryside; that probably explains my love for all things green and being torn between the city and the countryside!

I work full-time in a secondary school with students who have behavioural, emotional or learning difficulties. I love the challenge of my job and the idea of making a real difference to a student's education. I squeeze in any inky time where I can, be it the evening or, as is usually the case, at the weekends to chill-ax!

I've always been into various crafts since I was a kid, but I've only fully embraced the art of stamping and card making for about 18 months. I love nothing more than to sit in my little corner and create with a good cup of tea by my side (ooh and maybe some chocolate too *wink*!)

I am a full time working mother married for 15 years to my wonderful husband, Guy. Together we have two children, Troy is 12 and Analise is 10. I am able to keep balance in my life by doing things that make me happy. In 2002, I went to my first Stampin' Up party and was immediately fascinated with this whole world of paper crafting and card making. I have also done some scrapbooking but card making is my favorite. I started my blog "EwenStyle" in March after learning that there is more to the computer than Solitaire and e-mail. I have learned many things in my 8 years of crafting and would love to share that knowledge with anyone willing to try new and exciting ideas.

hi, i'm carole and i am so happy to be a part of iwona's brilliant new blog.
i love everything about cardmaking and papercrafting ~ this hobby of mine is just a great big beautiful joy for me, a lovely embellishment to an otherwise amazing life... ;)

My name is Cindy and I'm from Malaysia. I discovered cardmaking two years ago when I was introduced to a local scrapbooking store by a friend. I fell in love with my newfound hobby and never stop since.
Then, I started blogging and LOVE the whole process especially the wonderful friendships I have made and the opportunities that have come my way. I have been fortunate enough to served in various
design teams and being pulished in upcoming issues of CARDS and Paper Crafts magazie. I am so thrilled to be
part of the Case Study Design Team!

Well, this is myself. I'm a mom, a wife & a happy woman, with a serious addiction to card making. It was only a year ago, that I made my first ever card, and nothing has been the same ever since. While my hubby probably thinks that he married a mad woman, I prefer to call myself positively nutty.

Hi my name is Lenet Mos. I'm living in with my husband , two kids and two ginger tomcats in Enkhuizen , a middle sized town in the Netherlands near by the IJsselmeer. I'm a stay at home mom and just love it now I have a lot of time for my crafting when the kids are at school.
I love working with little kids and used to be a pre-school teacher. ( 2 to 4 years old) Now I'm a volunteer at a pre-school for one morning a week. Maybe I'm going back to teaching if there is a job opening there.
I love crafting as long as I can remember. I discovered scrapping about 5 years ago, and love it since then, although I'm not really into making Layout at the moment. I'm too busy making cards.
For a year now I'm totally hooked on cardmaking and love to play at challenge blogs. I love to use sewing, soft colors ,and spellbinder nestabilities on my cards.

Hello, I’m Sue, Wife to Ashley, Mum to DD x 2 (Darcy -9 and Rylee -7), I live in Victoria, Australia and like the rest of the team am seriously addicted to Craft- making, admiring, hoarding and most defiantly buying ( I have a little treasure trove of goodies that I WILL one day use- but NEEDED to have at the time!). My DH is ever so tolerant and patient (at times through gritted teeth I am sure!) and our girls share my passion for crafting and often join me in the craft room- a real family affair, except for DH very rarely enters!

This journey of mine started about 9 years ago and like a snow ball just got bigger and bigger and BIGGER, to the point that I needed to have my own designated room (which sadly I seem to have out grown!) I have been truly blessed to have some sensational friends who have shared this journey, (some of which are now as addicted as me-hehe!) and through blog land have made some dear and wonderful friends too - don’t you just love the internet!!

I am looking forward to taking this new path and am thrilled to be in the company of these SUPER talented crafters!

Hi, my name is Teneale Williams and I am a stamping addict from Sydney Australia. I have always been artistic but found cardmaking 9 years ago then found Stampin' Up! In 2006 then joined as a demonstrator and that's when I really turned up the heat, felling in love with Stamping. I have been published in many times in Australian cardmaking magazines; Stamping and Papercraft, Creative Paper, Scrapbook Creation and Scrapbook Memories. I have also tutored at major craft show like the Australasian Scrapbooking Convention, Stiches & Craft show and the Papercraft Festival.

I am so thrilled to be part of the Case Study Design Team!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The doors are open!

Welcome, friends!

What you see is a brand spankin' new challenge blog, a brainstorm child of mine... Iwona Palamountain.
After hours upon hours, spent admiring the work of some of the most talented paper crafters in the Blogland, I decided that I need a place to pay tribute to them and their amazing creations, that shaped me as a card maker.

I came up with the idea of giving us all an opportunity to take a closer look at some of their most unique creations, and letting us learn from them. What's beautiful in the industry, is that there's so much inspiration around, that all we need to do is reach for it, and let it make you grow as an artist. Hopefully our challenges will let you do just this.

Every month we will feature a new Guest Designer (Muse), and I'll pick some of her most impressive creations, to be the themes for the four weekly challenges for that month.
Our insanely talented Design Team members will be showing you, how these creations inspired them, and you'll have an opportunity to play along with us!

New challenges will be introduced every Thursday, and the best creations for the last week's challenge will receive the Winner and Top 3 awards. We've also got a regular sponsor, AesaLina from PixiePetals on Etsy, who will generously provide a new prize each week, for one lucky participant, chosen randomly from the list of players.

I hope you'll join us!